BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
Trojans lose heartbreaker: For at least a couple of hours Tuesday evening, Chambersburg believed it had beaten Carlisle and Mifflin County in a Mid Penn Commonwealth double dual meet in Lewistown.
But, after the fact, it was determined that a mistake had been made at the finish line and instead of the Trojans beating the Herd 27-28, it was actually a 27-28 victory for Carlisle. Chambersburg did defeat Mifflin County, 16-43.
“There was another mistake made in the original count, and we thought we had lost by three points,” Chambersburg coach John Ambrosio said. “When we got that sorted out, we were ahead by one. It was a nice bus ride home — we were all thrilled.”
But about 8:30, when the bus was just turning onto McKinley Street, Ambrosio received a text from Carlisle coach Ed Boardman, who had gotten word from a Herd parent that they had a photo or video that showed the mix-up.
Ambrosio said, “There was no question that the results were wrong, even though a PIAA official had signed off on it. So we went from a one-point win to a one-point loss. Hey, that’s the way it goes.”
Chambersburg (4-1, 4-1 MPC) got a runner-up finish from Brayden Boyd (16:50), and had Joe Corwell (17:10), Zach Yourkavitch (17:16) and Billy Prentice (17:18) go 4-5-6. But Prentice actually finished behind Carlisle’s Kevin Shunk.
Also running for the Trojans were Justin Maxwell (11th, 17:40), Ben Colli (14th, 17:59) and Dakota Strait (15th, 18:08).
GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
Chambersburg goes 1-1: The Trojans, missing their No. 2 runner, nearly pulled out a win over Carlisle in a big Mid Penn Commonwealth meet Tuesday, but fell 27-29 to the Herd. Chambersburg did beat Mifflin County, 18-43.
The Trojans (4-1, 4-1 MPC) sent the No. 2 (Camryn Kiser, 19:37), No. 3 Keira Whitehead (19:40) and No. 4 Maddie Kinton (19:47) runners across the line, but Carlisle got No. 1 and then 6-9 to edge them.
“We did a great job to put girls 2-3-4, and typically that’s good enough to win,” Chambersburg coach Chris Monheim said. “But Carlisle had a great pack and our depth didn’t quite show up today.
“It came down to the last 100 meters. We were just a little off today, but it was our fifth race in the last 14 days, so I wasn’t shocked.”
Also for the Trojans, Anna DeGrange was 10th (21:11), Abigail Bricker was 12th (21:24), Amelya Mauriello took 14th (22:10) and Allison List was 15th (22:07).
Chambersburg 1, Red Land 0: A goal by Jose Morales with 22 minutes left lifted the Trojans to a Mid Penn Commonwealth victory over Red Land on Tuesday afternoon.
“Jose has been tremendous up front with how hard he works,” Chambersburg coach Corey Grove said.
The Patriots out-shot Chambersburg (5-2, 3-1 MPC) 13-10 and Trojan keeper Garrett Carter made 8 saves. Aaron Maynard earned an assist on the game-winner.
“We played pretty well in the first half, but they applied a lot of pressure in the second half,” Grove said. “Red Land is always a tough place to play because it’s a grass field and really big. We’ve only had one win there in the last four years, so it was a big win.
“I’m proud of our boys in the middle of the field for their work rate and discipline.”
Chambersburg 3, Red Land 0: The Trojans waited until the second half to score, but eventually subdued the Patriots in a Mid Penn Commonwealth game Tuesday night for their third win in four days.
“I love the positive energy the girls have been playing with; we played solid from the beginning to the end,” Chambersburg coach Ed Franchi said.
The first goal came on a well-placed free kick by Layne Kimple that was one-timed into the net by Ahsia Thomas. Later, Aubrey Pyne received a pass from Lindsey Swanger, made a move and knocked a left-footed shot into the net. Pyne added an unassisted tally to end the scoring.
The Trojans (5-4, 3-3 MPC) out-shot the Patriots 17-7. Goalkeepers Annie Metzger and Faith Johnson each made 3 saves.
Franchi said, “Ashley Bawell and Katarina Betris continue to limit opportunities on defense.”
Chambersburg 3, Red Lion 1: The Trojans went on the road and earned a non-league victory over the Lions on Tuesday evening.
“We served well and passed really well out of serve receive,” Chambersburg assistant coach Bobby Culler said.
The top servers for Chambersburg (5-2) were Isabella Fidler (13 points), Robyn Stepler (12 points, 6 aces), Willa Moats (12 points, 3 aces) and Taylor Myers (12 points, 4 aces).
At the net, Fidler had 13 kills, Marlee Wrights 11 kills and 2 blocks and Rachael Meyers had 9 kills and 3 blocks. On defense, Fidler had 14 digs, Myers and Courtney Proulx 12 digs, and Moats and Stepler 9 each. Also, Moats had 26 assists and Stepler 16.
Culler said, “We played a solid, all-around match and the girls did some nice things tonight.”
Mifflin County 3, Chambersburg 2: The Trojans scored multiple goals for the first game this season, but came up just short against Mifflin County in a Mid Penn Commonwealth game Tuesday afternoon.
Jayden Seilhamer knocked in both goals for Chambersburg (1-5, 0-5 MPC). The first was assisted by Ashlyn Barton and the second was helped by Kenzie Boyd.
Goalie Katelin Secrist made 14 stops for the Trojans.
Trojan coach Danielle Clutter said, “Ally Wood got some time on varsity in the second half and added a spark that we needed on the forward line. Kenzie Boyd had a good game all-around.
“The girls struggled the first half but came out ready to play the second half. We let up a lot of corners, but fortunately, our corner team held strong”