Chambersburg roundup: Baseball team has a scare on trip to State College

Chambersburg at State College: The game had to be postponed when the Trojans’ bus trip was halted because the driver suffered a medical emergency on U.S. 322 on the way to State College.

Fortunately, Chambersburg coach Scott Folmar and others were able to steer the bus to the side of the road and stop it.

“We were maybe 15-20 minutes from State College where 322 goes to a two-lane road,” Folmar said. “We kind of realized that the driver didn’t have control of the bus, but we were able to get it off to the side of the road and get it stopped. We all reacted and just did what we needed to do. Some of the kids were a little shook up, but nobody else was hurt. We don’t know if he had a seizure, or what.”

The bus was a charter bus from Bollman of Everett, and was carrying the Trojan varsity baseball and JV softball teams to their games. Bollman sent another driver to State College and he eventually drove the teams home, finally arriving in Chambersburg around 9:30.

“Fortunately, one of the JV softball coaches is from State College and she was able to call somebody who could send a bus to pick us up so we weren’t stranded there,” Folmar said.

No makeup dates have been set yet.

Natalia Holmes

Chambersburg 126, Harrisburg 24: The Trojans totally dominated the track events and cruised to an easy Mid Penn Commonwealth victory over the Cougars on Tuesday afternoon at Trojan Stadium.

Chambersburg (6-1, 6-1 MPC) took first place in all 11 track events and outscored Harrisburg 81-6.

The Trojans produced two double winners in the running events — Natalia Holmes took the 100 in 12.3 and the 200 in 25.2 and Camryn Kiser won the 400 in 1:05.8 and the 800 in 2:35.3.

Kate Etter did them one better in the field events, winning all three jumping events. Etter won the high jump (4-6), long jump (16-3.5) and triple jump (35-2.5).

Also capturing individual wins were Cayce Elbin in the pole vault (8-6), Ella Fatyol in the 100 hurdles (16.9), Emilea Alleman in the 1600 (5:34.4), Yosmary Cabrera in the 300 hurdles (47.6) and Olivia Rieck in the 3200 (12:13.2).

All three Trojan relay teams also picked up wins. The 4 x 100 team of Caitlyn Elbin, Jessy Santan, Fatyol and Cabrera ran 50.3; the 4 x 400 team of Santana, Cabrera, Elbin and Holes won in 4:20.1, and the 4 x 800 team of Abby Bricker, Jayla Womack, Jocelyn Shields and Fernanda Orihueta posted a time of 11:56.0.

Edis Korkutovic

Chambersburg 127, Harrisburg 22: In contrast to the girls, the Trojan boys were totally dominate in the field events in a Mid Penn Commonwealth romp over the Cougars at Trojan Stadium on Tuesday afternoon.

The advantage in the field was 60-3 for Chambersburg (6-1, 6-1 MPC). That included a three-win effort by J.J. Kelly, who captured the three jumping events — the high jump (6-2), long jump (21-6) and triple jump (43-10.5).

Other field winners included Josh Mertz in the discus (142-6), Peter Mertz in the javelin (147-4), Sedrick Vessah in the shot put (48-11.75) and Antonio Santiago in the pole vault (10-0).

Chambersburg earned eight wins on the track, including individual wins for Darion Baumgartner in the 110 hurdles (14.7), Ben Colli in the 1600 (4:37.9), C.J. Miotia in the 400 (56.3), Edis Korkutovic in the 300 hurdles (39.8), Zack Yourkavitch in the 800 (2:02.2) and Billy Prentice in the 3200 (10:51.7).

The Trojans also captured a pair of relays, the 4 x 800 in 9:58.8 (Karter Reath, Tadhg Pooler, Roberto Orihuela and Prentice) and the 4 x 400 in 3:51.4 (Imari Watson, Gabe Putt, Miotia and Delke Eustache).

Jackson Beardsley

Carlisle 14, Chambersburg 6: The short-handed Trojans held a 4-3 lead at halftime, but ran out of gas in the second half and the Thundering Herd took advantage, outscoring Chambersburg 11-2, to take a Mid Penn Commonwealth win Tuesday evening.

“We had a great game plan going in and we surprised them in the first half,” Chambersburg coach Joey Wilmot said. “But Carlisle is very good. They were winning every faceoff (21-2 advantage) and started pushing the pace and with our lack of depth it changed the game. We fought hard, but with it was tough with three starters out.”

Goal scorers for the Trojans (5-9, 1-4 MPC) included Garrett Iser (2) and Dom Marangoni, Logan Mulkey, Jackson Beardsley and Riley Schaeffer with one each. Marangoni had three assists and Mulkey and Riley Harmon one each.

The leaders in groundballs were Shea Makosy (12), Owen Shearer (7), Marangoni (7), Dylan Barefoot and Harmon (3), while Makosy had seven caused turnovers, Barefoot had three and Shearer had two.

Carlisle 22, Chambersburg 3: The Trojans took one on the chin against the Thundering Herd, dropping a Mid Penn Commonwealth game at Trojan Stadium on Tuesday night.

For Chambersburg (3-10, 1-4 MPC), Ridglee Flohr scored two goals, Gabriella Sabatino scored one and Hannah Woolf notched an assist.

Central Dauphin at Chambersburg: No report yet.