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Boys Track

McConnellsburg 95
Northern Bedford 54
McConnellsburg 113
Mount Union 33
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McConnellsburg pulled off a big win last Thursday to defeat Northern Bedford and Mount Union in an Inter County Conference trimeet. Patrick Keefer had a stellar performance for the Spartans with wins in the 400 and 800 meter and ran a leg for the winning 3200-meter and 1600-meter relay teams. Teammates on the 3200-meter relay team are Nathan Peters, Nery Diffenderfer and Shawn Garlock, and the 1600-meter relay team was comprised of Logan Taylor, Josh Booth and Garlock. Booth went on to win the 110 and 300 hurdles, and Paul Baker was victorious in the 100 meter. Chance Hawbaker took home top honors in the 200 meter and high jump, and Conner Johnson and Tyrelle White had first-place finishes in the shot put and discus. Garet Farling tacked on a win in the pole vault.

Girls Track

McConnellsburg 82
Northern Bedford 68
McConnellsburg 88.5
Mount Union 61.5

McKenzie Gelvin took home multiple first-place victories last Thursday for the McConnellsburg Spartans, who defeated both Northern Bedford and Mount Union in an Inter-County Conference tri-meet. Gelvin won the 100, 200 and 400 meter, while Sam Roberts and Hannah McGarvey were first in the discus and high jump. Morghan Taylor was victorious in the 1600 meter, and Breanna Worthing and Veronica Stone took home first-place wins in the pole vault and javelin. The 3200- meter and 1600-meter relay teams also finished in first.


McConnellsburg 3
Southern Fulton 2

Taylor Souders led the McConnellsburg Spartans to a narrow 3-2 Sideling Hill League win last Thursday over the Southern Fulton Indians. From the mound, Souders recorded five hits, one walk and four strikeouts. J.T. Barnard batted two-forthree, with two RBIs, and Dylan Everetts notched a double. Indian pitcher Trent Rider recorded the loss with 13 strikeouts, six hits and two earned runs. Dylan Gordon had a double.

Southern Fulton 7

Southern Huntingdon 1

Zach Clark picked up the win last Tuesday and helped lead the Southern Fulton Indians to a 7-1 victory over Southern Huntingdon. Clark lasted six innings and gave up two hits and struck out six batters. Tanner Elbin tallied a pair of hits, and Branden Lynch drove in two runs.

Chestnut Ridge 3

McConnellsburg 2

McConnellsburg was handed its very first loss of the season last Tuesday night, with Chestnut Ridge inching by for a 3-2 Sideling Hill League win. Pitcher Spencer Souders made three hits over four innings, but relief pitcher J. T. Barnard recorded the loss. Taylor Souders contributed a double at the plate for the Spartans, who also got two hits from Justin Welsh.

Tussey Mountain 14

Forbes Road 11

Forbes Road and Tussey Mountain’s offensive efforts put on a good show, but the Cardinals’ defense and eight errors were contributors to their 14-11 loss last Wednesday. Aaron Schepis batted two-forthree, and Brycen Hohman, Brock Broadwater and Weylin Mitchell all went two-for-four, which included a double for Broadwater and Mitchell.


Southern Fulton 7
McConnellsburg 6

Southern Fulton pulled off a one-run victory last Thursday and bumped up their season record to 203. Defeating McConnellsburg by the score of 7-6, the Indians were led by pitcher Olivia Mottern, who recorded six strikeouts. Teammates Allison Spade and Erica Hoffman both notched triples. For the Lady Spartans, Bridgette Ritchey had a double, and Madison Koontz connected for a triple.

Southern Huntingdon 7

Southern Fulton 1

Southern Fulton tied the game at one in the fourth inning, but the Southern Huntingdon Rockets pulled away for the 7-1 win last Tuesday. Lakyn Morton drove in the team’s only run, and Allison Spade had two hits.

Tussey Mountain 5

Forbes Road 3

Forbes Road had a good night at the plate but failed to back up their pitcher in allowing seven errors last Wednesday night against Tussey Mountain. Losing the league match 5-3, Hannah Purnell batted two-forfour with an RBI, and Maiah Mellott went two-for-two with two RBIs.

Steve King

Steve lives in Fulton with his wife and one son. In 2010, he graduated from Eastern New Mexico University . Now, he writes software and gadget reviews and sport news for the team. During his free time, Steve coaches baseball to junior high school boys.

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