GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
Chambersburg 22, Cumberland Valley 37; Chambersburg 15, State College 50: The Trojans had seven of the top 10 finishers to pick up two Mid Penn Commonwealth wins in their opening dual meet Tuesday at Tim Cook Memorial Course.
“We had our full varsity lineup in action today and we looked good,” Chambersburg coach Chris Monheim said. “We had a gap of only 1:25 between our first and fifth finisher. We’ll get a good test Saturday at the PTXC meet.”
Camy Kiser led all runners across the line and posted a time of 20:41, but she had plenty of company — Olivia Rieck was second in 21:09 and Lexi Boyd was fourth in 21:34.
Also in the top 10 for the Trojans were Allie List (7th, 22:04), Abigail Bricker (8th) 22:06), Emilea Alleman (9th, 22:14) and Emma Armstrong (10th, 22:28).
BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
Chambersburg 22, Cumberland Valley 33; Chambersburg 15, State College 50: The Trojans opened their dual meet season with a pair of Mid Penn Commonwealth victories Tuesday, beating Cumberland Valley and State College.
CV’s Jordan Tiday won the race, but he was followed by four straight Chambersburg runners — Nick Monheim (16:59), Ari Snyder (17:18), Ben Colli (17:32) and Karter Reath (17:50). Also, Billy Prentice took eighth in 18:26 and Zack Yourkavitch was 11th in 18:50.
Trojan coach John Ambrosio said, “It was good to beat CV. We put four runners ahead of their No. 2 guy, and Nick was only five seconds behind Tiday, who is a pretty good runner. Our time gaps between 1-5 and 1-7 were not quite where we want them, but we were missing a guy tonight, too.”
Mid Penn tournament: The Mid Penn Conference held a tournament for girls on Tuesday at Sportsman’s Golf Course and Chambersburg put three players inside the top 12.
Heather Sanbower shot 86 (see photo below) to take fourth place (Camp Hill’s Willow Dixon took first with an 80). Also, the Trojans’ Emily Rensch was ninth with a score of 99 and Emma Tolbert’s 103 put her in a tie for 12th.
Hershey 5, Chambersburg 0: The Trojans faced a strong Hershey team in a non-league match Tuesday and were defeated in straight sets in all five matches.
The closest match for Chambersburg (1-3) came at No. 1 doubles, where Reese Miller and Aspen Kimberley took four points against their Hershey opponents. At No. 1 singles, Sarah Vessah fell 6-1, 6-2.
In a match held last Friday, the Trojans lost 4-1 to Lower Dauphin in a non-league affair. Avery Wissinger earned the team’s lone point with a win at No. 3 singles.
State College 3, Chambersburg 0: The Trojans opened their season with a tough task — playing at State College, which is expected to challenge for the Mid Penn Commonwealth title this fall.
Chambersburg assistant coach Bobby Culler said, “We played a very good State College team, but that being said, we didn’t play anywhere near our potential. We got stuck in rotations that we struggled to get out of and both our serve receive and our defense let us down. That kept us from gaining any kind of momentum.”
The Little Lions won by scores of 25-9, 25-16 and 25-16.
Emily Marquez piled up 16 digs for the Trojans (0-1, 0-1 MPC), followed by Raelyn Johnson and Ashli Ganoe with 7 each. Johnson led in service points with 5 and Ganoe and Kate Etter each had 4. Ganoe (5) and Etter (4) led in assists, Addie Kegerreis had 2 blocks, and the kill leaders were Morgan Stockslager (4), Johnson (3), Etter (2) and Kegerreis (2).