BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
Chambersburg 25, Cumberland Valley 31: The Trojans put four of the top six runners across the finish line to produce a narrow victory over the Eagles in a Mid Penn Commonwealth race Tuesday.
“We had four guys run really well, and Joe Corwell was fighting an injury and still took 11th,” Chambersburg coach John Ambrosio said. “I was pleased with the times — of our 22 runners, we had six kids with lifetime bests today, despite the hot weather.”
Brayden Boyd took first in 17:23, then Justin Maxwell just nosed out CV’s top runner, Jordan Tiday, 17:27.14 to 17:27.62, for the No. 2 spot.
Ambrosio said, “Justin Maxwell had his best-ever performance today. He out-kicked the CV kid at the end.”
Zach Yourkavitch placed fifth in 17:40, Billy Prentice was sixth in 17:48 and Corwell posted a time of 18:25.
Also in the top 20 for the Trojans (5-1, 5-1 MPC) were Ben Colli (17th), Lane Kuhns (16th) and Ian Brechbiel (18th).
GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
Chambersburg 17, Cumberland Valley 40: Despite missing No. 1 runner Camryn Kiser, the Trojans handled the Eagles with ease Tuesday in a Mid Penn Commonwealth race at Tim Cook Memorial Course.
Maddie Kinton (20:41), Olivia Rieck (20:47), Keira Whitehead (21:07) and Abigail Bricker (21:38) captured the top four places in the race for Chambersburg (5-1, 5-1 MPC).
“Kinton, Rieck and Whitehead were very strong up front,” Trojan coach Chris Monheim said. “We held out Kiser and it was nice that we have plenty of depth and were able to cover her absence.”
Anna DeGrange was the fifth scorer for Chambersburg, placing 7th in 22:12.
Other Trojans in the top 20 included Emma Armstrong (10th), Jocelyn Shields (11th), Alison List (13th), Amelya Mauriello (14th), Emilea Alleman (15th), Emma Grove (17th), Brooke Richards (18th), Sarah Hunt (19th) and Kali Hughes (20th).
Chambersburg 2, Cedar Cliff 1, OT: A goal in overtime by Jose Morales lifted the Trojans to a Mid Penn Commonwealth victory over the Colts on Tuesday afternoon.
Morales was assisted by Cole Myers on his goal, two minutes into the second overtime.
“We’re still without three starters (injuries), so to come to a place where we’ve been notorious for giving away points and getting a win is big for us,” Trojan coach Corey Grove said. “It was a difficult pitch to play on with its size and quality of surface, but we found a way.”
Myers also assisted on the first goal, when his free kick was sent into the goal by Aaron Maynard. Goalkeeper Garrett Carter made seven saves. The Trojans (8-3, 6-2 MPC) out-shot Cedar Cliff, 16-12.
“Hopefully, we’ll get some guys back to 100% for Thursday when we take on Cumberland Valley,” Grove said.
Chambersburg 5, Cedar Cliff 0: The Trojans held a 3-0 halftime lead and crushed the Colts in a Mid Penn Commonwealth game Tuesday night at Trojan Stadium.
Chambersburg (8-4, 6-3 MPC) won its sixth consecutive game and posted its fourth straight shutout. Annie Metzger (3) and Faith Johnson (4) split seven saves in goal.
“The defense hasn’t given up a goal during the run of play (only goal allowed was on a penalty kick) in those six games,” Trojan coach Ed Franchi said. “We had to go to overtime to beat Cedar Cliff the first time, so it was nice to control the entire game.”
Lindsey Swanger got the scoring started 9 1/2 minutes into the game and a pair of goals by Gianna Weigel — one assisted by Brooke Huntsman — made it 3-0 by halftime.
In the second half, Huntsman and Ahsia Thomas hit the back of the net.
Franchi said, “The offense has been creating multiple opportunities. I think the players have come to realize how important staying positive, supporting each other, giving maximum effort and being in the right mind set is.”
Mercersburg Academy 5, Chambersburg 0: The Trojans closed out their dual meet season with a loss to the Blue Storm in a non-league match Tuesday.
Audrey McGrory, Caroline Dillard and Isabel Su won singles matches for Mercersburg, dropping only one game.
Doubles teams for the Trojans (2-13) won a total of three games, with No. 2 Ridglee Flohr and Maddie Faust taking two of them.