G-A roundup: Track & field teams capture Colonial titles

Claire Coons

Greencastle-Antrim 88, Waynesboro 62: The Blue Devils won 13 of the 18 events and overcame the Maidens’ scoring depth to grab a Mid Penn Colonial dual win Tuesday afternoon at Kaley Field.

Greencastle finished off its dual schedule with a 5-0 record and a Colonial championship.

Waynesboro held a slight 44-43 edge in points on the track, but G-A outscored them 45-18 in the field.

Claire Paci won the 800 in 2:26, the 1600 in 5:35.5 and the 3200 in 12:43.5 to lead the Blue Devils. Claire Coons also won twice, taking the 100 (13.0) and 200 (27.0), while Louise Narducci was first in the 400 (1:06.6) and Avery Parks won the 300 hurdles (47.5).

In the field, Natalina Civerella captured both the triple jump (32-3.5) and high jump (4-8). Also taking wins were Piper Linn in the pole vault (9-6), Jess Redos in the shot put (31-10) and Darcy Holdsworth in the javelin (89-7).

Brady Diller

Greencastle-Antrim 108, Waynesboro 32: The Blue Devils crushed the Indians on their way to a Mid Penn Colonial Division dual meet championship on Tuesday afternoon at Kaley Field.

Greencastle captured first place in 14 of the 18 events to finish 5-0 for the season.

G-A had a trio of double winners — Brady Diller in the discus (129-2) and javelin (147-5), Weber Long in the 800 (1:57.4) and 1600 (4:24.3), and Seth Stouffer in the 100 (11.1) and 200 (22.7).

Also picking up individual victories were Gavin Davidson in the 110 hurdles (16.4), Jackson Wright in the 400 (50.5), Nathan Kirkwood in the long jump (21-8.5), Will Schaeffer in the high jump (5-8), Ethan Shank in the pole vault (12-0) and Aidan Horan in the shot put (42-7).


Mackenzie Wingert

Greencastle-Antrim 11, James Buchanan 4: The Blue Devils won their fourth straight game and got back to .500 for the season with a Mid Penn Colonial victory over the Rockets on Tuesday afternoon in Mercersburg.

G-A freshman Meadow Gambacurta was 2-for-4 with a home run and four runs batted in, and classmate Caroline Logsdon went 1-for-3 with a double and knocked in three runs.

The Blue Devils (8-8, 6-5 MPC) held a 5-3 lead after four innings, then scored twice in the fifth and four times in the sixth to pull away. Gambacurta belted a two-run homer to centerfield in the fifth. In the sixth, Sydney Orndorff hit an RBI single, Brianna Woodring walked with the bases loaded and Gambacurta brought in two more runs with a single to center.

Winning pitcher Mackenzie Wingert (4-2) also contributed two RBIs. On the mound, Wingert alowed 10 hits, but only three unearned runs. She walked three and fanned three.

For the Rockets, Sophia Stoner was 3-for-4 with a double and home run.

Adam Horst

Greencastle-Antrim 8, James Buchanan 0: The Blue Devils jumped ahead early and halted a two-game losing skid by handling the Rockets in a Mid Penn Colonial game Tuesday afternoon at home.

For G-A, Adam Horst pitched the first four innings and allowed only one hit, walking three and striking out nine. He was relieved by Jace Szaflarski, who tossed three hitless innings, walking one and fanning four.

Greencastle (10-3, 8-2 MPC) managed only seven hits — two by Aidan Grudzinski — but were helped by seven walks by the JB pitchers.

In the bottom of the first, G-A loaded the bases, and with two outs, Shaun Eby delivered a clutch two-run single to right and a 2-0 lead. In the three-run third, Grudzinski led off with a single and Connor Rohm walked. Darren Kline singled in a run and, with two outs, Briggs Remenick hit an RBI single. Austin Wyand ended the rally with another run-scoring single.