GIRLS TRACK & FIELD
Chambersburg 84, Carlisle 65: The Trojans raced to wins in all three relays to pick up 15 points and outscored the Thundering Herd 35-18 in the field events to capture a big Mid Penn Commonwealth win Tuesday afternoon.
Chambersburg coach Chris Monheim said, “Honestly, in my 20 years of coaching, that was probably as good a dual meet as we’ve had. There were five or six key events that Carlisle had better performances than us coming is, and I think we won all of them. On paper, I had us losing in the field, so we did well there.”
Shanelle Burrowes had a huge day for Chambersburg (6-1, 6-1 MPC), which finished behind Cumberland Valley in the final standings. She won the long jump (17-0.5) and the triple jump (36-3). She also anchored the 4 x 100 relay to a win in 48.9 and the 4 x 400 relay to a time of 4:06.0.
“The 4 x 4 relay (which also included Natalia Holmes, Tayah Warren and Maddie Kinton) had the fastest time since I’ve been here,” Monheim said.
In the field, Kaleah Leisher picked up wins in the shot put (30-5) and discus (90-5), Josey Reineman won the high jump with a 5-3 leap and Cayce Elbin took first in the pole vault at 8-3.
Holmes ran her fastest time (12.4) to win the 100 and also ran on the 4 x 100 team with Warren and Aniyah Jones. Kinton won the 400 with a 1:02.4 time and Camy Kiser was victorious in the 1600 with a time of 5:20.4. Kiser, Kinton, Keira Whitehead and Olivia Rieck won the 4 x 800 relay in 10:26.4.
Monheim said, “We are strong in all three relays, and we have some individuals who can score some points, so I think in the big (postseason) meets coming up, we should be able to challenge the top teams.”
Chambersburg hosts the Mid Penn Championships on Saturday, starting at 9 a.m.
BOYS TRACK & FIELD
Carlisle 77, Chambersburg 73: The Trojans took first place in 11 of the 18 events, but the Herd picked up enough place points to edge Chambersburg by four points in a Mid Penn Commonwealth meet Tuesday on the road.
The coach of the Trojans (5-2, 5-2 MPC), Bob Walker, said, “I’m proud of what his team has accomplished in the regular season.”
Chambersburg hosts the Mid Penn Championship meet on Saturday starting at 9 a.m.
Jayden Jones was strong in the sprints, garnering first place in the 100 at 10.6, in the 200 in 22.4 and he anchored the 4 x 100 team of Darion Baumgartner, Kenan Korkutovic and Kevin Lee to a time of 43.4.
Korkutovic also won the 400 (55.1) and anchored the winning 4 x 400 relay team of Edis Korkutovic, Zack Yourkavitch and Tanner Myers (3:41.3).
Other track winners were Yourkavitch (800, in 2:04.0), Edis Korkutovic (300 hurdles in 42.4) and Brayden Boyd in the 1600 (4:32.2).
Walker said, “Jayden looked really fast today and Brayden led from the start and ran a gutsy race to win the 1600. Trey Povlich (third in the 100 and 200) had a breakthrough meet and will be a factor in the sprints next season.”
In the field, Josh Mertz picked up wins in the shot put (43-2.5) and discus (125-7), and Aidan Coffey took the pole vault with a leap of 11-0.
Chambersburg 3, New Oxford 0: The Trojans hit .444 as a team and took down New Oxford in a non-league match Tuesday evening at CASHS Field House.
Chambersburg coach Marta Helfrick said, “After four straight matches away from home, we were able to get a win on the home court. It was a team win and keeps the goal of making the playoffs possible. The guys showed up, played consistently, and took care of business.”
The game scores vs. the Colonials (4-10) were 25-16, 25-8 and 25-10.
The Trojans (11-6) were ranked No. 11 in the District 3 power rankings before the win, and the top 14 teams qualify. Chambersburg closes out its regular season with a match at home Wednesday against No. 9 Dallastown.
Riley Laite was 11-for-17 on kill attempts, Jackson Stahl was 11-for-21 and Kyle Ganoe hit on 8 of 17. Luke Pogue also had five kills and Andrew Holtry four. Ganoe led the team with three blocks and an equal number of block kills.
In the serving department, Wyatt McMullen notched 14 points (with 2 aces) and Ganoe had 13 points (2 aces). Laite (9 points) and Stahl (8) also served strong, while Cole Myers and Laite each had three aces.
Myers racked up 35 assists, while Ganoe led in digs with 13 and Laite added nine.
Cumberland Valley 7, Chambersburg 2: Jason Madrack drilled a grand slam in the bottom of the fifth inning to turn a 3-2 lead for the Eagles into a 7-2 spread and CV went on to win by that score over the Trojans in a Mid Penn Commonwealth game Tuesday on the road.
Chambersburg is 5-11 (1-10 MPC), while CV is 13-5.
The Trojans scored a run in the third in a walk to Braden Zeger, an Eagles error and a two-out base hit by Evan Wagaman.
In the fifth inning, Zeger singled, Dru Bowling bunted him to second and Aaden Newman singled to put runners on the corners. Wagaman again came through with an RBI single, chasing Madrak, who was the CV starter. Reliever Brady Grimes came in to quell the rally.
Chambersburg out-hit Cumberland Valley 7-6, but Jaile Cabrera-Reyes had the only extra-base hit, a double. The Trojans made two errors and put four runner on via walks.