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EHS boys finish ninth; Senators tumble

September 4, 2012
Andrew Davis - Staff Writer , The Inter-Mountain

ONA - The Elkins High School boys cross country team placed ninth at the Geico Invitational at Cabell Midland High School on Saturday.

Austin Hamrick led Elkins with a ninth-place finish with a time of 17:21.

Other top finishers for the Tigers included, Matt Wallace 24th, 18:24, Nate Simons 45th, 19:26, Remington Knight 52nd, 19:53 and Tyson Currence (86th, 23:24).

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Elkins High School’s Austin Hamrick accepts his award after finishing ninth at the Geico Invitational at Cabell Midland.

The Lady Tigers were led by Hannah Gongola (21st, 23:05), Eliza Cook (57th, 30:03), Jordan Holt (60th, 31:37) and Simone Schafler (65th, 39:19).

"Austin had an excellent race, He continues to look good and I expect he will continue to make progress each week," Elkins head coach Shellie Burda said. "The boys team has to continue to work hard and get closer to the front as a unit, "It would be nice to get enough girls healthy so that we could race as a team."

Elkins travels to Bridgeport Saturday for the Indian Run Invitational.

Men's College Soccer

Gannon 3, Davis & Elkins 1

ERIE, Pa. - Gannon University defeated Davis & Elkins 3-1 Sunday in non-conference action.

The Senators scored off an own goal by the Golden Knights.

Gannon University outshot the Senators (1-1) 15-10 in the contest and held a 10-3 advantage in corner kicks.

Moises Osequera held three keeper saves in goal for Davis & Elkins.

The Senators travel to East Stroudsburg University Saturday at 1 p.m.

College Football

Millersville 41, Wesleyan 17

MILLERSVILLE, Pa. - Millersville scored 20 unanswered points in the second half to claim a 41-17 victory over West Virginia Wesleyan on Saturday night.

Nate Montana completed 27-of-49 passes for 255 yards with two touchdowns, but was plagued by a pair of interceptions. Desmond Sivels led the ground attack with 50 yards on 10 carries. Stephen Campbell hauled in eight passes for 91 yards and scored one touchdown. Donte Boston pulled down four passes for 57 yards and scored once.

Wake Forest transfer Ted Stachitas tossed for 166 yards on 12-of-24 passing with one touchdown and two interceptions for the Marauders. He also rushed for 120 yards on 19 carries and reached pay dirt once. Matt Egenrieder caught three passes for 85 yards.

Millersville drove to the Wesleyan six-yard line on its second possession of the game, but a fumble recovered by the Bobcats' Kevius Morgan came up with the recovery. Wesleyan was able to take advantage of the turnover with a 43-yard Kasper Bernild field goal to go on top 3-0. The Marauders pinned the Bobcats deep in their own end with a punt on their next trip. Millersville took advantage of the field position, forcing a fumble and recovering it on the one yard line where Mike Jones punched it in, putting the Marauders up 7-3 after one quarter.

Wesleyan was sparked by a fake punt in the second quarter that saw Montana connect with Boston to put the Bobcats back in front 10-7-a lead they would take into the locker room.

Jordan Rigby picked off a Wesleyan pass early in the second half and returned it 19 yards for a touchdown, putting Millersville on top 14-10. Stachitas dove in from five yards out to extend the Marauder lead to 21-10. On the ensuing kickoff, Stephon Knox set Wesleyan up in Millersville territory which led to Montana finding Campbell-trimming the Marauder lead to 21-17. Stachitas hit Jones from seven yards out to push the Millersville lead back to 11 at 28-17.

Jones put the nail in the Wesleyan coffin when he exploded in from six yards away to make the score 35-17. Myron Myles reached pay dirt from 25 yards out to register the game's final tally and set the final 41-17 margin.

Wesleyan hosts Bentley (Mass.) next Saturday. Kick-off is slated for 12 p.m.

High School Boys Soccer

Hedgesville 2,

Philip Barbour 1

PHILIPPI?- Hedgesville defeated Philip Barbour 2-1 Saturday in non-conference action at George Byrer Field.

Isaiah Summerfield had the lone goal for the Colts (4-2-1).

Philip?Barbour hosts Buckhannon-Upshur today for a Big 10 Conference game starting at 7:30 p.m.

College Volleyball

The Davis & Elkins volleyball team dropped three matches over the weekend in the Gannon Invitational.

The Lady Senators (0-3) lost their first match to Gannon University in three matches 21-25, 16-25 and 23-25.

Davis & Elkins lost their second match to Caldwell College in four games. The scores were 22-25, 25-16, 21-25 and 25-21.

Meaghan Emery had 39 digs, Heather Zapf finished with 20 kills and Nicole Miller added 11 kills.

Davis & Elkins dropped the third game to Ohio Dominican in three games 24-26, 19-25 and 23-25.

Kelsey Richards had 13 digs, while Haylee Murray had 10 digs.

Zapf had 13 kills and Nicole Miller added nine.

Davis & Elkins travels to Wilmington University Saturday at 1:30 p.m. for the Wildcat Invitational.

College Cross Country

California, Pa. - The Davis & Elkins Men's cross country team opened their 2012 campaign Saturday at the Marty Uher Invitational.

The Senators, who placed fifth overall, were led by Tommy Boone, who finished ninth in a time of 30.06.

Other top finishers were Zach Hanshaw (25th, 33:01), Owen Harnett (28th, 34:21), Dustin Mathers (31st, 35:39), Josh Handrahan (312nd 35:39), Derek Sparks (33rd, 36:29) and Andrew Carroll (34th, 42:59).

The Lady Senators placed sixth overall and were led by Ellen Cantaral (19th, 21:59).

Other top runners were Sydney Mucha (30th, 23:31), Amber Abbot (31st, 23:46), Kora White (37th, 25:31), Becky Verbonitz (40th, 26:42), Meghan Forbes (41st, 28:43), Meri Titus (42nd, 28:56), Barbara Fellenstien (43rd, 29:56).

Davis & Elkins hosts the Forest Festival Invitational Saturday at 10 a.m.



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