Chambersburg roundup: Tennis, volleyball teams earn wins

Marley Christopher

Chambersburg 5, Harrisburg 0: The Trojans won each match in straight sets to take a Mid Penn Commonwealth victory on Monday afternoon at Norlo Park.

Sarah Vessah won at No. 1 singles, 6-1, 6-0; Charlie Kalathas blanked her foe 6-0, 6-0 at No. 2; and Marley Christopher took a 6-2, 6-1 win at No. 3.

The doubles matches were much the same. At No. 1, the duo of Reese Miller and Ashlee Barnett picked up a 6-1, 6-2 victory for Chambersburg (2-4, 1-2 MPC), while at No. 2, the team of Shelby Newman and Leah Wadel captured a 6-0, 6-1 verdict.


Paige Davis

Chambersburg 3, Altoona 1: The Trojans spotted the Mountain Lions a 25-23 win in game one, but roared back to win the next 3 games (25-22, 25-20, 25-20) to earn a Mid Penn Commonwealth victory Monday night on the road.

“It was nice to have Paige (Davis) back to run the offense,” Chambersburg coach Ty Frelin said. “We served tough and sided out well”

Davis racked up 35 assists and added 15 service points.

Marah Lehman was all over the scorebook with 18 points (including 5 aces), 12 kills and 24 kills, and Addi Kegerreis had a busy night as well, with 12 points (2 aces), 16 kills and 15 digs.

Also for the Trojans, Alayna Jones had 6 kills, 3 assists and a block, Riley Evans added a block and Karley Skultety piled up 26 digs.

Frelin said, “It was a good win against a good team. Altoona is scrappy, but we never gave up and played hard the whole match. Hopefully, we can keep this rolling.”

Brady Fretz

Chambersburg places 5th: For the first time this season, the Trojans did not finish sixth in a Mid Penn Commonwealth match, taking fifth place with 341 strokes to defeat Lower Dauphin (368) in an event at Sportsman’s G.C. Monday afternoon.

Jeremy Otto fired a 6-over par 77 to tie for eighth place individually. Otto shots nines of 39-38, and carded birdies on holes 6 and 18.

The other scorers for the Trojans were Colton Cornwell, who was tied for 22nd with an 85 (birdie on No. 14), Brady Fretz, who was 27th with an 89, and Brady Sites, who shot 90 and was in 30th place.


Red Land 2, Chambersburg 0: The Patriots threw a shutout at the Trojans and earned a Mid Penn Commonwealth victory Monday afternoon in Lewisberry.

“For whatever reason, we just never seem to play well on their grass field,” Chambersburg coach Ed Franchi said. “But that’s no excuse. We didn’t play as a cohesive unit today. We should know that playing selfishly isn’t going to work with the caliber of teams we play.

“We need to put this behind us and come out with a better effort Thursday at Cedar Cliff.”

The Trojans are 2-3 (0-3 MPC).

Cumberland Valley 7, Chambersburg 0: The Eagles took a Mid Penn Commonwealth victory over the Trojans on Monday afternoon at Trojan Stadium.

On Saturday, Chambersburg played in the Red Lion Tournament. The hosts Lions beat the Trojans in the opening round, 5-0, then Bermudian Springs took a 5-2 win over them in the game for third place.

Jaxin Frazer assisted on the first goal, which was scored by Bella Leeking.