G-A splits meet with Waynesboro
WAYNESBORO — The Greencastle-Antrim boys' and girls' cross country teams split a Mid-Penn Colonial Division dual meet with Waynesboro on Tuesday.
Waynesboro won the boys' meet, 25-35, while the Blue Devils defeated the Maidens, 21-37.
Greencastle produced the medalists in both meets, as Taryn Parks placed first in the girls' meet with a time of 22:25. Weber Long bested the field in the boys' meet with a time of 17:35.
Led by Isaac Moats in second place (18:38), Waynesboro captured five of the top eight places to clinch the team win.
After Greencastle's Danny Miller crossed in third place, Waynesboro's Ethan Lowman, Paytin Moore and Xavier Alvarez finished in succession, and Dylan Weller followed G-A's Peter Schemel in eighth place to round out the Tribe's top five.
A total of 24 runners from both teams competed in the 3.1-mile meet.
Greencastle and Waynesboro each had two runners hit the finish line in the top four of the girls' race, but the Blue Devils won with a pack of three runners in fifth through seventh.
G-A's Bella Weaver placed second. Waynesboro's Cora Helman and Maddy Sheffler followed in third and fourth. Then, Rebecca Duvall, Ashley Noblit and Claire Coons came across one after the other to seal the outcome.
G-A overtakes Cedar Cliff 2-1
CAMP HILL — The Greencastle-Antrim Blue Devils overcame a 1-0 deficit to defeat the Cedar Cliff Colts on Tuesday afternoon, 2-1 in overtime in a Mid-Penn Conference inter-divisional game.
Tyson Dick scored with 15:35 remaining in the first half to give Cedar Cliff a 1-0 lead.
Greencastle-Antrim responded with two goals in the second half to win going away. Gershon Bangura tallied with 21:48 left to play, and Tommy Oberholzer scored the winning goal 2:37 into overtime, assisted by Bangura.
"We started the game very slow as a team," said G-A coach Aric Bruner. "After a long bus ride and an early start, I was worried about that. I got on the boys at halftime and they definitely responded in the second half. Two of my sophomores subbed and provided a huge spark from the bench. I'm proud of the way the boys responded and took control in the second half; that's the resiliency we need going forward the second half of the season."
G-A falls to Cedar Cliff
GREENCASTLE — Greencastle-Antrim fell to Cedar Cliff, 5-3, in a non-league girls' varsity soccer game Tuesday evening.
Sydra Royer scored two goals for G-A while Courtney Andruczk also found the back of the net for the Blue Devils.
"We pushed until the end, but we didn't start pushing soon enough," G-A coach Katie Herman said. "We also had difficulty marking on defense. We are going to work hard and prepare for Thursday."
The Blue Devils host James Buchanan on Thursday. There is no junior varsity game, so varsity is starting at 5:30 p.m.