GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
Gettysburg Invitational: Chambersburg placed four runners in the top 10 at Saturday’s Gettysburg Invitational and romped to the team title.
Camryn Kiser was the runner-up in 19:11 and Maddie Kinton was right behind in 19:13 for third place. Keira Whitehead was eighth (19:35) and Olivia Rieck took ninth (19:39). Anna DeGrange (23rd, 20:20) was the other scorer for Chambersburg.
Trojan coach Chris Monheim said, “Kinton had the lead at about two miles, but took a wrong turn — it was hard to see the signs looking into the sun. Cammie went with her, and by the time they got back on track, they had been caught.
“This was definitely our best times No. 1 through 8, and I thought Anna DeGrange had a good day to be our No. 5. The girls are really confident.”
Chambersburg scored 45 points and runner-up Cumberland Valley had 76.
Also competing for the Trojans were Abigail Bricker (25th, 20:22), Amelya Mauriello (43rd, 20:57) and Emma Armstrong (50th, 21:10).
BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
Gettysburg Invitational: Despite having two of its top three runners out for the season with injuries, Chambersburg continues to find success — on Saturday, the Trojans captured the team title at the Gettysburg Invitational.
The Trojans had 112 points to finish ahead of Cumberland Valley’s 124.
“We had a really nice day,” Chambersburg coach John Ambrosio said. “We figured the course was about 53 seconds faster than last year, and all 17 of our guys finished with a faster time than last year — most more than 53 seconds better.”
Brayden Boyd placed fourth for the Trojans in 16:20, followed by Zack Yourkavitch in ninth (16:41), Justin Maxwell in 17th (16:54), Billy Prentice in 30th (17:05), Ian Brechbiel in 54th (17:27), Ben Colli in 60th (17:33) and Lane Kuhns in 78th (17:50).
Ambrosio said, “We have four really solid guys, then five more battling for that No. 5 spot. Today, Brechbiel had a solid day to get No. 5 — he was over two minutes faster than last year. It’s very encouraging to see the guys coming along.”
The team lost Nick Monheim before the season started and Joe Corwell last week due to injuries.
Mid Penn tournament: At the Mid Penn Conference tournament on Friday and Saturday, Chambersburg had one player work her way into the quarterfinals, but the team has been eliminated.
No. 3 singles player Kenna Shearer took a 6-3, 6-3 win over Daisy Delgado of Harrisburg in the first round, then fell 6-4, 7-5 to Jasmine Chen of Central Dauphin.
Also in singles, No. 1 Kirsten Gerhart was defeated 6-1, 6-3 by Lauren Giovagnoli of Cedar Cliff, and No. 2 Stormy Jackson was knocked out by Rebecca Love of Red Land, 6-3, 6-0.
In District 3 doubles, Gerhart and Jackson went out 6-0, 6-0 to Carlisle’s Meg Ulrich and Sarah Guistwite. The No. 1 doubles team of Avery Wissinger and Aspen Kimberly fell in a long match, 4-6, 7-5, 6-2 to Red Land’s Kyla Dewittie and Katie Rodgers, while at No. 2, Ridglee Flohr and Maddie Faust were eliminated by Sydney Weyant and Kayla Cordero of Cedar Cliff, 7-5, 6-2.
Chambersburg 3, Altoona 1: The Trojans spotted the Mountain Lions a 1-0 lead on a penalty kick, but roared back to claim a non-league victory Saturday evening at Trojan Stadium.
Layne Kimple scored to tie the game 1-1, and before halftime Aubrey Pyne made it 2-1 with her team-leading seventh goal of the season, assisted by Gianna Weigel.
Ahsia Thomas put the game away for the Trojans (9-5) with a late goal, assisted by Kimple.
“We didn’t have as much intensity to start the game,” Chambersburg coach Ed Franchi said, “but after giving up the PK we started playing our game. Altoona came out strong in the second half, but our defense was up to the challenge. It was nice to get that last goal to seal the victory.”
Chambersburg 2, Altoona 2: The Mountain Lions scored the tying goal late in regulation and neither team could find the net in overtime Saturday in a non-league draw.
The Trojans (8-4-1) got goals from Logan Stapleton and Mikey Williams, with Kenan Korkutovic recording an assist.
Chambersburg out-shot Altoona 32-7 and led in corners, 14-2.
“Obviously, we struggled to put the ball in the back of the net,” Trojan coach Corey Grove said. “I’m not happy with the result, considering how many opportunities we had. We can’t win many games without finishing tap-ins.”
Northern York 4, Chambersburg 0: The Trojans kept the game scoreless Saturday until there was 15 minutes left, but once the Polar Bears got on the board, they scored three more in a 10-minute span to win the non-league game.
On Friday, Chambersburg (2-12) was defeated 7-0 by Cumberland Valley.