GIRLS TRACK & FIELD
Chambersburg 88, Cumberland Valley 62: The Trojans opened their dual meet season with a commanding win over their Mid Penn Commonwealth rival Eagles at Trojan Stadium on Tuesday afternoon.
“This was maybe the best dual meet performance we’ve had in the 20 years that I’ve coached,” Chambersburg coach Chris Monheim said. “It’s difficult to win any meet where you lose all three relays, let alone doing it against CV.
“I don’t want to highlight individual kids because this was an absolute team effort. Our top kids and our depth made the difference. Pre-meet, I was having trouble figuring out a way to score 75 points, and to get 88 against a great program like CV says a lot about the kind of day we had.”
Chambersburg outscored CV only 44-43 on the track, but crushed them in the field, 44-19.
Kate Etter was 3-for-3 in the jumping events, taking first in the high jump (4-10), long jump (17-3) and triple jump (35-6.5). Ashley Gunkelman captured the javelin (96-6) and Cayce Elbin was the pole vault winner (9-0).
The Trojans (1-0, 1-0 MPC) had two double winners on the track — Natalia Holmes in the 100 (12.3) and 200 (25.8) and Camryn Kiser in the 1600 (5:31.3) and 3200 (12:01.6).
Other winners were Ella Fatyol in the 100 hurdles (16.5) and Yosmary Cabrera Reyes in the 300 hurdles (47.3).
BOYS TRACK & FIELD
Chambersburg 80, Cumberland Valley 70: The Trojans swept all three jumping events and used a big advantage in the field to send Cumberland Valley to a Mid Penn Commonwealth defeat at Trojan Stadium on Tuesday afternoon.
The Eagles won all three relays, but a 43-20 advantage in the field carried Chambersburg (1-0, 1-0 MPC) to the win.
“It’s not often a team loses all three relays and wins the meet,” Chambersburg coach Bob Walker said.
J.J. Kelly won the high jump at 6-6, the long jump at 20-11 and the triple jump at 45-11.25 to pile up 15 points. Tamorion Daniels was second in the long and triple jump.
Peter Mertz had a big day in the throws, taking first in the javelin (160-11) and shot put (49-10.5), as well as third in the discus.
Antonio Harrison II grabbed two sprint wins, taking first in the 100 in 11.1 and the 200 in 22.6 — both career-best times.
Darion Baumgartner was the winner of the 110 hurdles in 14.9 and Ari Snyder beat the field in the 3200 with a time of 9:54.8.
“Ari asked me before the 3200 what we needed,” Walker said. “I told him second place would secure the victory. He told me he could win the race and then he did.
“Darion and Jermere (Jones, 15.2) were quite the 1-2 punch in the 110 hurdles.”
Lower Dauphin 19, Chambersburg 4: The Falcons handed the Trojans a non-league defeat at Trojan Stadium on Tuesday night.
Gabriella Sabatino tallied all four goals for Chambersburg (0-2), while Ridglee Flohr was credited with an assist.
Goalie Ellie Nicklas came up with 7 saves for the Trojans.
Lower Dauphin 5, Chambersburg 2: The Trojans couldn’t get their offense in gear Tuesday night in Hummelstown and dropped their first game of the season, a non-league decision to the Falcons.
“The offense just didn’t have it today, and their goalie was on fire,” Chambersburg coach Joey Wilmot said.
Chambersburg (3-1) gave up three goals on man-down situations.
“The D played fine, and the O did not,” Wilmot said. “And we had too many penalties. Sometimes you just have a bad game and that was tonight for us. Hopefully we can learn from it and move on.”
Wilmot said the best play of the game came when Kaden Drawbaugh won a groundball and ran the length of the field before getting a hockey assist on Parker King’s first career goal.
Sam Kunkleman had a goal and an assist and Shea Makosy assisted on the other goal. Makosy was 3-for-4 on faceoffs and had 4 groundballs and 3 caused turnovers. Riley Harmon contributed 6 groundballs, 5 caused TOs and was 2-for-3 on faceoffs.
Also, Owen Shearer had 4 caused turnovers and Chase Martin had 4 groundballs, while goalie Kristian Freeman made 4 saves.