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Chambersburg roundup: Sanbower, Rensch qualify for district golf

2 Trojans advance to districts: The Mid Penn Conference held its girls golf championships on Wednesday at Dauphin Highlands Golf Club and two Chambersburg players placed high enough to qualify for the District 3 Champioships.

Heather Sanbower

Heather Sanbower shot an 83 to place fourth, while Emily Rensch battled back from a rough start to place 15th with 103. They will play in the district event Oct. 8-9 at Honey Run G.C.

“Heather played really well to take fourth,” Chambersburg coach Mark Yost said. “Emily did a nice job — her first hole was No. 18 and she took a 10. But she bounced back and was able to still qualify.”

Sanbower racked up seven pars and scored a birdie on the par 4 No. 9 hole. She played in 40-43 for her two nines. Rensch ended up with a 57 on her back nine, but improved to a 46 on the front side, including three pars.

The Trojans’ Emma Tolbert and Cloe Fogelsonger competed, but did not qualify.

Waynesboro’s Ella Lowery fired a 77 to place second, behind Camp Hill’s Paige Richter (71).


Lily Nichter

Chambersburg 6, State College 1: The Trojans put together what coach Ed Franchi called “probably out most complete game of the season” and rolled to a big win over the Little Lions in a Mid Penn Commonwealth game at Trojan Stadium on Wednesday night.

“I couldn’t be more proud of the way the girls responded today,” Franchi said. “We were so well connected, from our defense to our midfield, to our forwards.”

Chambersburg (5-5, 3-4 MPC) spread the scoring around. Ahsia Thomas scored two goals, giving her 10 for the season. Players with one goal included Abbey Wise, Lindsay Swanger, Lily Nichter and Aubrey Pyne. Six different players were credited with assists — Pyne, Lily Cornwell, Nichter, Swanger, Nether Dean and Wise.

Franchi said, “That was a complete team win. We got goals and assists from many different players, which was great to see.”

Cristian Lopez

State College 2, Chambersburg 1: The Trojans traveled to State College and had their five-game winning streak halted by the Little Lions in a Mid Penn Commonwealth game Wednesday night.

“I thought we showed a lot of heart tonight,” Chambersburg coach Corey Grove said. “We know SC is an excellent team with a lot of upperclassmen and varsity experience, so we needed to bring energy and out-work them. This loss brings a great stretch of wins and shutouts to an end. Tomorrow we look to start another one back up.”

Cristian Lopez scored the goal, unassisted, for the Trojans (6-3-1, 4-2-1 MPC). The Little Lions led in shots (9-8) and corners (6-5), while Chambersburg keeper Drew Cover made five saves.



Cejay Coco

Central Dauphin 2, Chambersburg 0: The Trojans played the perennially strong Rams to a narrow decision in a Mid Penn Commonwealth game Tuesday night at Trojan Stadium.

Chambersburg coach Makenzie Magnotta said, “Seniors CeJay Coco, Lexi Fretz and Adyson Finkle had great games. Our defense (Coco, Riley Dortenzo, Carly Benedict and Amber Pyne) shut down CD’s offense the entire game. This was a huge accomplishment for our seniors, to hold a team with a great field hockey reputation to this score.”

The Trojans are 0-5 (0-5 MPC).