Chambersburg roundup: Softball, girls and boys track earn titles

Chambersburg 5, Central York 0: The Trojans completed a victory over the Panthers in the championship game of the Big Spring Tournament, which had been suspended two weeks ago, on Saturday afternoon at Newville.

Saleen Null

“That’s three years in a row we won this event,” Chambersburg coach Chris Skultety said. “It’s great competition and we give a big shout out to the girls that make it happen.”

The Trojans (13-2) led 1-0 when play resumed in the second inning. They got another run in the second and 2 in the fourth to take a safe lead and pounded out 15 hits.

Morgan Lehman and Addison Williams got a chance to play varsity and took advantage, with Williams hitting a double and Lehman a double and a home run.

Sam Paetow was 4-for-5 with 2 RBIs, Saleen Null was 3-fr-4 with an RBI, Bree Paetow was 2-for-4 with a run knocked in, and Jaden Stull went 2-for-2.

“Saleen hit the ball very well today and you can see her finding her groove,” Skultety said. “She and Jaden had real nice days. And congrats to Addy and Morgan for their first varsity hits.”

Null pitched one inning originally, Kylee Miller threw the next five and Kori Leedy finished up. They combined to allow only 3 hits and no walks with 5 strikeouts.

“Ky wasn’t getting the inside corner of the plate called, but she adjusted and was in command all game,” Skultety said. “Our baserunning cost us several runs and we’ll need to fix that. We continue to play great defense and that’s what you need in the playoffs.”

Chambersburg takes title at Stan Morgan: The Trojans picked up victories in 7 events and cruised to the team title at the Stanley Morgan Invitational at Carlisle on Saturday evening. Chambersburg had 112 points and Cumberland Valley 96 as they bested a field of 16 teams.

Lexi Boyd

“I was very excited to get the team win and to see us scoring points all over the place,” Trojan coach Chris Monheim said. “We had so many highlights today that it wouldn’t be possible to list them all, but the two relay wins were great to see.”

The Trojans won the 4 x 100 in 59.81 (their best time this year) with the team of Yosmary Cabrera Reyes, Jahnaya Wimberley, Lashae Hang and Natalia Holmes. In the 4 x 400, Cabrera Reyes, Hang, Katy Weller and Holmes hit 4:07.53 (also a PR).

Taking individual wins were Camryn Kiser in the 1600 (5:03.20), Holmes in the 100 (12.43), Lexi Boyd in the 3200 (11:24.30), Wimberley in the long jump (16-4) and Marlee Jackson in the freshman 300 hurdles (50.91).

Monheim said, “Lexi’s win in the 3200 was her first big invitational track victory and she had a huge personal best. Holmes had a nice win and anchored the two relays. Kiser dominated the 1600 and Marlee picked up a big win. Jahnaya’s win in the long jump will hopefully give her some confidence heading into the postseason.”

Runner-up performances were turned in by Kiser (800), Jaxin Frazer (long jump), Naomi Scott (discus) and Emma Kolb (freshman 300).

“This was the first track meet I’ve missed in more than 20 years of coaching (due to his daughter’s graduation from college),” Monheim quipped. “Based on how the girls performed today, maybe I should stay away from meets more often.”

Waynesboro finished seventh and had one winner in Jaeda Dockman in the high jump at 5-0.

Chambersburg rolls to Stan Morgan crown: The Trojans swept the top three places in one event and took first and second in two others and went on to score 114 points to cruise past Cumberland Valley (89) on their way to taking the team title at the 18-team Stanley Morgan Invitational in Carlisle on Saturday evening.

Sedrick Vessah

“This may have been the first time Chambersburg won the boys and girls title at the Stan Morgan,” Trojan coach Bob Walker said.

Chambersburg earned victories in four individual events — Kason Besecker in the 100 in 10.87, Blake Mallast in the 200 in 22.32, Jermere Jones in the 110 hurdles in 14.85 and Sedrick Vessah in the shot put with a toss of 52-5.25.

The 100 was a sweep, with Mallast second in 11.06 and Antonio Harrison II third in 11.07. Chambersburg was the runner-up in the 200 (Harrison in 22.58) and in the shot put (Peter Mertz in 50-10).

The Trojans’ 4 x 100 relay team of Besecker, Tanner Meyers, Mallast and Harrison picked up a win by posting a time of 42.60.

Walker said, “Besecker posted his best time in the 100 and Mallast had his best time in the 200. Owen Shrader had an incredible day of racing (3rd 800, 4th 1600) with season-best times in both events.

“Jermere Jones had probably his best 110 hurdles — his time was better at the Ship Invitational (14.65), but it was wind-aided. Daniel Pisle hit a season-best 12-3 in the pole vault, Sedrick had a career-best throw to win the shot. Tanner Meyers filled in for injured Darion Baumgartner in the 4 x 100 and they got the gold.”

Other runners-up were Noah Valentine (300 hurdles) and Julian Clark (freshman 1600).

Waynesboro’s Jaylon Bean won the triple jump with a 43-11 effort and he was second in the 110 hurdles. The Indians placed seventh as a team.