Chambersburg roundup: Big wins for boys swimming and girls hoops

Chambersburg 103, Hershey 82: The Trojans captured first place in eight events and produced what is believed to be the program’s first-ever win over powerhouse Hershey in a Mid Penn Commonwealth meet on Tuesday afternoon on the road.

Brandon Estep

Chambersburg coach Chad White said, “This was a fun and fast meet and the boys were excited and motivated. We swam some very fast times for this point in the season.”

The Trojans (5-1, 4-1 MPC) took victories in all three relays. In the 200 medley, it was Xavier Covington, Joseph Decker, Brandon Estep and Colby Evans (1:46.38), in the 200 freestyle it was Alex Kaczmark, Jed Ritchie, Brandon and Derek Estep (1:29.14) and in the 400 free, it was Kaczmark, Ritchie, Decker and Derek Estep (3:21.28).

“The 200 free relay was the fastest we’ve had in many years,” White said.

Individual winners included Derek Estep (200 IM, 1:58.16; and 100 free, 47.17); Jed Ritchie (500 free, 5:07.24), Brandon Estep (100 fly, 55.65) and diving, where Keagan Myers (181.80) and Decklin Myers (179.90) were 1-2.

White said, “We knew the meet was going to be close and the boys came out firing. We won the close races, and in a few events we outscored Hershey by more than I thought we would — in the 50 free, 100 fly, diving and the 100 back.”

Hershey 118, Chambersburg 67: Hershey took 1-2 in all of the individual events except one and defeated the Trojans in a Mid Penn Commonwealth meet Tuesday afternoon in Hershey.

Addie Zimmerman

“Overall, the girls swam well, but Hershey is a very strong team,” Chambersburg coach Hali Cormany said. “The last few meets have been good for us, but the scores haven’t showed it.”

Layne Rydbom took first place in the 200 IM for the Trojans (2-4, 1-4 MPC) with a time of 2:20.75.

The diving was won by Addie Zimmerman with a score of 179.15.

Chambersburg’s other win came in the 400 freestyle relay, with Rydbom, Abbie Caltrider, Maddie Shifler and Margot Ritchie posting a time of 3:53.88. Ritchie also placed second in the 100 breaststroke.

Cormany said, “Margot Ritchie has been flying under the radar and had a really great meet, anchoring the 400 free relay and bring in the thick of it for her individual events. I’m exciting for things to come together for the girls.”

Chambersburg 39, Carlisle 31: Both teams scored 12 field goals, but the Trojans’ prowess at the foul line proved to be the difference in a Mid Penn Commonwealth victory over the Thundering Herd at CASHS Field House on Tuesday night.

Bree Paetow

Chambersburg (4-13, 3-7 MPC) made 14 of 20 free throws, including 10-for-13 in the final quarter. Meanwhile, Carlisle (7-9) sank only 3 of 10, including 2-for-6 in the fourth period.

Bree Paetow made all four of her free throws late and Lily Cornwell was 4-for-5.

The Trojans led by one at halftime and increased it to 27-21 by the end of three periods.

TiTi Kelly led the scoring with 11 points, while Ella Parker scored 8, Cornwell 7 and Paetow 6. Yasmine Abu-Aideh had 17 of her team’s 31 points.

Chambersburg coach Jamiur King said, “Lily Cornwell’s late free throws helped stamp the win. Ella Parker gave us an outstanding defensive presence, while TiTi Kelly, Riley Evans and Kylee Miller were outstanding on the offensive and defensive glass.

“Bree Paetow has accepted every challenge we’ve thrown at her — what a competitor she is! It was a great team win and effort tonight.”

Chambersburg 39, Carlisle 31
Mitchell 3 1-2 7, Hairston 2 0-0 5, Abu-Aideh 6 2-2 17, White 1 0-6 2. Totals 12 3-10 31.
Bree Paetow 1 4-4 6, Lily Cornwell 1 5-8 7, Ella Parker 2 4-6 8, Hailey Frankhouser 0 0-0 0, TiTi Kelly 5 0-0 11, Bridget Kemerer 0 0-0 0, Kylee Miller 1 1-2 3, Riley Evans 2 0-0 4. Totals 12 14-20 39.
Carlisle                       10    4      7    10    —    31      
Chambersburg           6    9    12    12    —    39
3-point shots — Car 4 (Abu-Aideh 3, Hairston); Chbg 1 (Kelly).

Carlisle 68, Chambersburg 67: The Thundering Herd took the lead in the fourth quarter and made just enough free throws to hold off the Trojans in a Mid Penn Commonwealth contest Friday night at Evans Gym.

Stanley Lozius

“We did not play our best defensively tonight, which is a credit to Carlisle and the number of weapons they have offensively,” Chambersburg coach Shawn Shreffler said. “However, we still gave ourselves a chance by fighting ’til the end.”

Jacob Bassham scored 9 of his 18 points in the first quarter for the Trojans (10-7, 5-5 MPC) and they held the lead for much of the first half. But Jaydon Smith’s shot from beyond half court at the buzzer gave the Herd a 38-35 lead.

A 3-pointer by Stanley Lozius gave the Trojans a 50-49 lead after three and J.J. Kelly’s basket made it 52-49 to start the fourth. But Julian Christopher hit a 3-pointer to give Carlisle (10-6, 4-6 MPC) a 55-52 lead and his team never trailed again.

The Herd was 9-for-14 down the stretch at the foul line and 13-for-20 overall. Chambersburg made 4 of 5 for the game.

Shreffler said, “I was proud of how our guys competed. This is a tough environment to play in and Carlisle is a very talented team.”

Bassham and Sedrick Vessah (9 points in fourth quarter) each scored 18 points for Chambersburg and Kelly had 16. Smith led the Herd with 27 points. The Trojans had seven different players hit at least one 3-pointer.

Carlisle 68, Chambersburg 67
Jacob Bassham 8 0-0 18, Ari Snyder 0 0-0 0, Carter Fogal 1 0-0 3, Stanley Lozius 1 0-0 3, Colton Cornwell 2 0-0 6, J.J. Kelly 7 1-1 16, Aden Swatsburg 0 0-0 0, Sedrick Vessah 7 3-4 18, Treyton Sarvis 1 0-0 3, Jermere Jones 0 0-0 0. Totals 27 4-5 67.
Jeremiah Snyder 2 2-6 6, Parker Smith 4 3-4 11, Jaydon Smith 8 7-7 27, Julian Christopher 5 0-1 13, Spencer Griffie 5 1-2 11. Totals 24 13-20 68.
Chambersburg           21    14    15    17    —    67  
Carlisle                         18    20    11    19    —    68
3-point shots — Chbg 9 (Bassham 2, Cornwell 2, Fogal, Lozius, Kelly, Vessah, Sarvis); Car 7 (J.Smith 4, Christopher 3).