GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
Chambersburg 15, Central Dauphin 50: The Trojans wrapped up the Mid Penn Commonwealth Division championship in dominating fashion Thursday afternoon at the Tim Cook course, putting the first 10 runners across the line in a shutout of Central Dauphin.
It was Chambersburg’s first league title since 2016.
“Overall, it was a really nice day, and maybe our best overall team effort of the year,” Trojan coach Chris Monheim said. “Now we can concentrate on working to get ready for the postseason.”
Camryn Kiser broke the 20-minute barrier with a time of 19:34 to win the race for Chambersburg (6-0). She was followed by Maddie Kinton (20:07), Bethany Stacey (20:11), Olivia Rieck (20:22), Keira Whitehead (21:08), Lexi Boyd (21:09) and Abi Bricker (21:32).
Monheim said, “Cammie’s time was the eighth-fastest on our course in program history, just one place behind her sister (Catie). We had a decent time gap, but we need to get the top five closer for the big meets.”
BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
Chambersburg 20, Central Dauphin 41: The Trojans took an easy win over the Rams to complete their Mid Penn Commonwealth dual meet season with a victory Thursday.
Chambersburg (5-1) produced seven of the top nine finishers, led by Braydon Boyd in second place in 16:40. The rest of the top five included Nick Monheim (3rd, 17:08), Zack Yourkavitch (4th, 17:11), Karter Reath (5th, 17:16) and Ben Colli (6th, 17:31).
“We had a real nice day,” Trojan coach John Ambrosio said. “All of the top five cracked the top-60 list for Chambersburg.”
Also for Chambersburg, Dakota Strait (18:01) was eighth and Billy Prentice (18:06) was ninth.
Ambrosio said, “We’ve gone against three runners who have a chance to maybe win states this year, so we’ve seen some good competition. Now we have two weeks to get ready mentally and physically for Mid Penns.”
Chambersburg 1, Cumberland Valley 1: The Trojans and Eagles battled to a Mid Penn Commonwealth stalemate Thursday night.
Chambersburg (2-1-1) scored first when Nick Babish found the net after a pass from Kenan Korkutovic. CV tied the game before halftime and it stayed that way through two overtimes.
“I thought it was a great game to watch as a neutral,” Trojan coach Corey Grove said. “Both teams had spurts of possession and dangerous opportunities in the attacking third. I’m once again happy that I think we took another step tonight in getting better each day. CV is always a quality side and a team that we want to be able to compete with. We did that tonight.”
Grove said goalkeeper Garrett Carter had a good game, and made some nice saves late in the game.
Cumberland Valley 3, Chambersburg 0: Cumberland Valley scored two goals in the first half and took a victory over Chambersburg at Trojan Stadium on Thursday night.
“The girls played well,” Trojan coach Ed Franchi said. “CV is a very talented squad, but I was pleased with the effort our girls played with the entire game.”
The Eagles led the Trojans (2-2, 2-2 MPC) in shots (11-3) and in corner kicks (7-1). Chambersburg goalkeepers made 8 saves, 6 by Bridget Kemerer and 2 by Annie Metzger.
Trojans eliminated at Mid Penns: The Mid Penn Class AAA tennis championships were held Thursday at Central Dauphin and CD East and Chambersburg had three singles players and one doubles team reach the second round.
However, all of them were defeated in the second round to end the team’s season.
“This experience was very good for our young team,” Trojan coach Josh Barwin said. “I was very proud of how they all played the entire season, especially today.”
In singles, No. 1 Sarah Vessah received a first-round forfeit, then lost to the No. 1 seed, 6-2, 6-0. No. 2 Avery Wissinger had a bye in the first round, then lost 6-1, 6-1 to a player from Cumberland Valley. At No. 3, Biya Khan won her opener, 6-0, 6-2, over CD East, then was edged 4-6, 6-0, 10-6 by CV.
The No. 1 doubles team of Stormy Jackson and Ridglee Flohr were ousted 7-6, 6-4 to Carlisle. At No. 2, Aspen Kimberly and Sydni Byers captured a 7-5, 6-3 win over Cedar Cliff, but were knocked out by Palmyra, 6-3, 6-1.
The District 3 doubles team of Vessah and Khan were defeated by Mechanicsburg, 6-3, 6-4.
Chambersburg 3, Cedar Cliff 2: The Trojans pulled out a 15-11 win in Game 5 to produce a Mid Penn Commonwealth victory over the Colts on Thursday evening.
Chambersburg (2-2, 2-2 MPC) lost the first game 21-25, took the next two (26-24 and 25-18), but dropped Game 4, 22-25.
Chambersburg coach Ty Frelin said, “This was probably the most consistent match we’ve played this season. Cedar Cliff is always tough when they play at home, but we worked together as a team and came out with the win. Robyn Stepler and Kate Etter both played a very solid match.”
Stepler packed the stat sheet with 12 service points, 4 aces, 9 kills, 18 assists and 18 digs, while Etter compiled 12 points, 5 aces, 8 kills and 17 digs.
Also for the Trojans, Willa Moats had 12 points, 5 aces and 22 assists, Sadie Stockslager had 3 blocks, Marlee Wrights knocked down 11 kills and Rachael Meyers added 9, and Courtney Proulx had 15 digs.