Chambersburg roundup: Trojan girls win X-C invite

Trojans win Bloser invite: Chambersburg put five runners in the top 35 and captured the team title in the Ben Bloser Invitational at Big Spring H.S. on Saturday.

Lexi Boyd

“This was one of our best team efforts of the past few years,” Trojan coach Chris Monheim said. “Our 1-5 gap was very low and despite a huge meet with many teams, we were able to keep the point total low because of the small time gaps.”

Chambersburg totaled 94 points to win by 40 points over Hershey (134).

Madelyn Koons was the first Trojan across the line, in 13th place, with a time of 19:53.1. Lexi Boyd was next in 16th place (20:20.2).

After that came Samantha Faust (20th, 20:34.3), Dana Rosenberry (29th, 20:58.6), Natalie Quinn (35th, 21:10.5) and Brook Boone (37th, 21:17.8).

Monheim said, “I was so impressed with the entire group that it would be hard to single anyone out. If we race like this in a month from now at districts, we should be in the hunt with anyone.”

Chambersburg edged by 1 point: By the slimmest of margins, the Trojans placed second at the Ben Bloser Invitational on Saturday at Big Spring H.S.

Kaden Rife

Chambersburg totaled 92 points and Hershey took the win with 91 points.

It was much the same in the race, with Hershey’s Vinay Raman winning in 15:47.3, and Chambersburg’s Ari Snyder coming in a close second in 15:51.8.

“I was really pleased — overall we had a really good day,” Trojan coach John Ambrosio said. “Our No 2 man, Aiden Alleman, was really sick and finished way back, so if he had run his usual race, we’d have won pretty easily.”

The other four Trojan counters included Liam Kirkpatrick in 10th (16:24.6), Owen Shrader in 22nd (16:45.1), Kaden Rife in 28th (16:53.0) and Julian Clark in 30th (16:54.8).

Ambrosio said, “Hershey is ranked No. 2 and we’re No. 3 in the district, so this was a good result. Ari ran really well and we had five guys under 17 minutes.”

Lily Cornwell

Chambersburg 6, Gettysburg 0: The Trojans solved their recent scoring difficulties by blasting the Warriors in a non-league game at Trojan Stadium on Saturday morning.

“We worked on finishing yesterday,” Chambersburg coach Ed Franchi said. “The girls were focused and it really seemed to help. We created quality opportunities and finished them. Six different players scored which is something that’s great to see.”

The goal scorers for the Trojans (3-3-1) were Sophia Taylor, Kadence Decker, Malia Cramer, Carly Cook, Lily Cornwell and Bree Paetow. Assists were credited to Lily Nichter, Summer Jones, Cook and Cornwell.

Franchi said, “We also communicated well and worked the ball around.”

Chambersburg drops 2 matches: The Trojans traveled to Dallastown on Saturday and were defeated by the host Wildcats (3-0) and by Waynesboro (3-2) in non-league contests.

Nizaya Hawkins

Dallastown’s wins were 25-22, 25-12 and 25-22. The Maidens rallied to beat the Trojans 22-25, 25-18, 12-25, 25-21 and 15-12.

“We played the first match with a lack of energy and intensity,” Chambersburg coach Ty Frelin said. “We played passively and were satisfied just to play and not to compete. We have a ton of talent on this team but until they decide to play as a team, we will struggle.”

Team leaders included Paige Davis (9 service points, 25 assists, 10 digs), Addi Kegerreis (2 blocks, 9 kills), Alayna Jones (7 points), Karley Skultety (6 points, 20 digs), and Marah Lehman (9 kills, 18 digs).

In the Waynesboro match, Davis had 17 points, 38 assists and 20 digs; Kegerreis had 2 blocks and 21 kills, Skultety had 16 digs and 9 points, Nizaya Hawkins had 3 blocks, Jones had 3 blocks, Lehman had 9 points and 23 digs.

Frelin said, “It was a scrappy match between two similar teams. The difference was the drive and determination that Waynesboro played with vs. the  that we played with. We lack someone who wants to take the lead.”