Articles in the High School Sports Category
By JEFF KOLB
Last year Shippensburg swept its baseball series with Waynesboro, beating the rival Indians 8-3 and 7-2.
Waynesboro pitcher John Barr took the loss in the latter game – one of two defeats he suffered in a rocky year that ended with a 5.25 ERA with 15 strikeouts and 16 walks.
On Wednesday, Barr flipped the script, throwing a four-hitter to lift Waynesboro to a 6-1 Mid Penn Colonial Division victory at Shippensburg in his sophomore season debut.
“My fastball was working for me; I really located it well,” Barr said. “First-pitch …
By LIZI ARBOGAST, @liziarbogast
In more than two decades of coaching baseball, Shippensburg’s Dan Watkins has never seen anything quite like what he witnessed on Friday afternoon.
When senior Travis Ott took the mound in the Greyhounds’ season opener, he was nothing short of spectacular. Despite a 2-1 loss to Northern, Ott managed 15 strikeouts in just five short innings of work. He threw 80 pitches, 58 of which came through the strike zone.
“What he did was pretty amazing, and I’ll probably never see it happen again,” Watkins said. “He was …
By AMBER SOUTH
Former Shippensburg Area Senior High School baseball players will return to their alma mater’s diamond for an alumni game that organizers believe will strengthen the town’s baseball community.
The game and a number of activities for all ages will take place May 4 at Alumni Day, hosted by Shippensburg Greyhound Baseball Booster Club at the high school baseball field.
Organizers want to pull in as many former players as possible from teams decades old to 2012. The registration deadline is April 5.
“If you’ve ever worn a Greyhound baseball …
By LIZI ARBOGAST, @liziarbogast
Shippensburg is not ready for this particular season to end.
The Greyhounds won their first football title in 24 years; they earned their first ever Mid Penn Colonial Division title; and they had a nearly-perfect 9-1 season.
Now, heading into Friday night’s District 3 Class AAA opening-round playoff game against Spring Grove, Ship wants to continue making history.
“All of our guys are still focused on football,” Greyhound leading rusher William Burt said. “It’s not like they’re waiting for the season to be over to play their winter sport. We’re …
By COLIN STEVENS
Shippensburg football coach Eric Foust was hard-pressed to remember a group of linemen quite like this year’s group.
The offensive line creates gaping holes to allow one of the top rushing attacks in the Mid Penn Colonial Division to run wild. And the defensive line can make teams second guess their ability to run the ball.
That’s been evident the last three weeks as the Greyhounds played progressively more difficult competition – beating, in order, James Buchanan, Waynesboro and Greencastle-Antrim – with an average winning margin of 19 points.
The level …
By BRIAN HALL
Concussions are no longer just a byproduct of sports as professional, recreational and student athletes are learning more about the lifelong effects of the injury.
Experts believe that treating and preventing head injuries to student athletes is critical to their long-term quality of life.
The push for better awareness of the symptoms of concussions and more aggressively protecting the athlete from further damage has become part of the high school athletic rules.
The Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association has attempted to educate its coaches on the topic and prepare coaches for …
In local high school football action, Shippensburg will take on James Buchanan this Friday, Sept. 28, at JB.
Can’t make it to the game? You can watch it live on GameTimePa.com. Kick off is 7 p.m. Pregame show starts at 6:40 p.m.
Look for a link at the top of the website, or visit http://www.gametimepa.com/chambersburglive.
By AMBER SOUTH
Anyone attending sports games and practices at the athletic complex beside Shippensburg Area Senior High School might need to park a bit farther away if a proposed ordinance passes.
If an ordinance currently being advertised is approved by Shippensburg Borough Council, for the most part there will be no parking on the three roads surrounding the area where the field hockey, track, practice football field and softball diamond are located. The ordinance calls for no parking on the east side of Rowe Road, which runs beside the middle …
From staff reports
MERCERSBURG- James Buchanan’s girls soccer team seemed to have all the momentum after tying the score against Shippensburg with less than a minute remaining in regulation on a rainy, dreary Wednesday evening.
But the Lady Hounds stayed the course, however, and Jordin Shives scored at the 7:43 mark in overtime to seal a 3-2 victory for Shippensburg in Mid Penn Colonial Division play.
“After losing the momentum, they could have dropped their heads, but they didn’t,” Shippensburg coach Warren Jones said.
Alysia Clawson scored both of the regulation goals for the …
SHIPPENSBURG, Wednesday, Feb. 29 — The 6th annual Greyhound Alumni Basketball Game will be held on Saturday,
March 31 at 3:00 p.m. at the Shippensburg High School Gymnasium as a fundraiser for the Drew Michael Taylor Foundation of Shippensburg.
The foundation is currently seeking alumni to play and cheer in this event. The deadline to register is March 10. Registration forms and an informational flyer can be downloaded from the foundation’s website at www.drewmichaeltaylor.org.
The foundation is named after Drew Michael Taylor, 3 ½ year old son of Randy and Marcie Taylor of …