Chambersburg roundup: Softball team pays back CD with late run

Chambersburg 6, Central Dauphin 5: The Trojans turned around an earlier loss to the Rams by scoring the go-ahead run in the top of the seventh inning and took a Mid Penn Commonwealth victory on Tuesday afternoon on the road.

Abagail Newman

In the seventh, Samantha Paetow drew a one-out walk and courtesy runner Alexis Reichelderfer took her place. After another out, Katelin Secrist rapped a base hit and Abagail Newman followed with a bloop hit over the first baseman’s head to break a 5-5 tie.

“The girls continue to find ways to win,” Chambersburg coach Chris Skultety said. “I’m proud of how they keep battling and don’t get down when things are not going our way. It looked like it wasn’t going to be our day when they kept bleeding balls into places we weren’t on defense. Meanwhile, we were hitting some rockets right at people.

“Our softest hit of the day was Newman’s. We were due for one to fall our way.”

The Trojans (10-1, 7-1 MPC) trailed 4-2 before Saleen Null ripped a two-run double in the fifth inning.

For Chambersburg, pitcher Mackenzie Stake (9-1) went the distance, allowing seven hits, four earned runs and one walk, while striking out six.

Hannah Runk went 2-for-3 with a triple and an RBI, Paetow and Secrist were each 2-for-3 and Erin Pattillo had two hits in four trips.

Skultety said, “It was a big win on the road in a tough place to play. We have seven of our last nine games at home and have set up ourselves nicely in the race for the division title.”

Chambersburg game postponed: Central Dauphin had some issues with COVID and had to postpone its game at Chambersburg on Tuesday. Thursday’s game at Altoona has also been postponed for the same reason.

The Trojans’ next game is Saturday at home (1 p.m.) vs. Hamburg.

Ben Colli

Chambersburg 86, Central Dauphin East 63: Eight individuals picked up wins, plus two relays, and the Trojans held off the Panthers in a Mid Penn Commonwealth meet Tuesday afternoon.

On the track, Chambersburg (4-1, 4-1 MPC) won five individual races, plus the 4 x 800 and 4 x 400 relays.

The winners included Jayden Jones in the 100 (10.98), Brayden Boyd in the 1600 (4:34), Zack Yourkavitch in the 400 (53.10), Ben Colli in the 800 (2:08.6) and Billy Prentice in the 3200 (10:19).

In the field, Connor Dietz won the pole vault with a height of 9-6, Rhaigeon Parker won the triple jump with a leap of 38-8 and Lee Foltz took first in the javelin with a toss of 136-1.

It was the first wins of the season for Colli, Prentice, Dietz and Foltz.

Madison Ogden

Chambersburg 119, CD East 31: Three girls each won a pair of events Tuesday afternoon to lead the Trojans to a dominating Mid Penn Commonwealth win over the Panthers on the road.

Madison Ogden was victorious in the shot put (30-2) and in the javelin (81-9), Kate Etter scored wins in the jumps (33-5 in the triple jump, 15-1 in the long jump) and Jillian Cook won both hurdles races (100 in 18.61, 300 in 54.34).

Chambersburg (4-1, 4-1 MPC) won all but four events in total, and swept all of the first places in the field events.

Cayce Elbin took the pole vault (8-0), Josey Reineman won the high jump (5-0) and Kaleah Leisher won the discus (97-0).

On the track, the Trojans won the 4 x 800 and 4 x 100 relays, plus got individual wins from Olivia Rieck in the 1600 (5:33), Camy Kiser in the 800 (2:20) and Lexi Boyd in the 3200 (11:57).

Emma Grimm

Trinity 17, Chambersburg 8: The Trojans produced their second-highest total of goals for the season, but the Shamrocks still captured a non-league victory Tuesday night at Trojan Stadium.

“Tonight we made some major improvements from our game yesterday,” Chambersburg coach Keara Allshouse said. “It showed the girls are coachable and have a lot of heart. We know what we need to work on to continue to grow as a team moving forward.”

The Trojans (1-10) were led in scoring by Emma Grimm with three goals. Ashlyn Barton and Ridglee Flohr each fired two into the net and Hannah Woolf scored one time.


State College 3, Chambersburg 1: The Little Lions exacted a little revenge on the Trojans, who had won the earlier meeting 3-0, in their Mid Penn Commonwealth match Tuesday night on the road.

Cole Myers

State College won the first game 25-20, then Chambersburg (9-4, 8-4 MPC) took the second 25-21. The kay was the third, which the Little Lions won 27-25, and they closed it out with a 25-23 win.

“The third set killed us,” Trojan coach Marta Helfrick said. “We started out in a hole in that one. And in the fourth game, we took a 6-1 lead, and just like that, it was back to 10-10. We need to be able to finish those.”

Kyle Ganoe was all over the stat sheet, with 13 kills, 11 digs, 18 assists and three aces. Jackson Stahl also had a big night, scoring 9 kills, digging up 13 balls and serving for 19 points.

Also for Chambersburg, Riley Laite had 9 kills and 3 blocks, Cole Myers made 32 assists and Camden Etter had 14 points.

Helfrick said, “I hope it’s an eye-opener. We can’t just expect to win, and we got caught up in that. We didn’t have a good warmup and it carried over.”