Staff Writer
Echo Pilot



The Greencastle-Antrim Blue Devils advanced to the title game of the Richard E. Doub Classic in Williamsport, Md. last week. The Devils dispatched Mountain Ridge 61-48 before running into the host Wildcats for the championship. G-A had to settle for runner-up honors in a 62-53 final.

The Devils shook off a slow start and finally hit stride with 14 straight points within three minutes for the 13-point advantage. Nathan Pool rang up 16 points to lead the Devils and Christian Hoover inserted 14.

Unbeaten Williamsport proved a tougher opponent as G-A’s offense was stymied by the Wildcat defense especially early. The Devils scored 25 points in the first three quarters combined and 28 in the final stanza. Hoover and Eric Baymon each put in 11. Dyshean Workman delivered nine rebounds for the Devils and Baymon had three assists. Seth Sprague blocked three shots.

Baymon, Hoover and Workman were named to the all-tournament team.

G-A took the road Saturday night and fell 58-49 to the Chambersburg Trojans. The Blue Devils were hot early, gunning to a 12-2 early lead. Chambersburg evened the game by halftime, but its was anyone’s to take in the late going.

Hoover canned 14 points. Andrew Zeger had eight and Pool seven.

In the junior varsity contest, G-A dropped a 50-47 final. Corey Meyers put in 11 for the Devils.



The Blue Devil girls’ team also competed in the Doub Classic and eased to the final with a 60-37 win over Northern of Calvert County in Maryland. Allegany (Md.) claimed the title with a 53-35 win over G-A.

After a seesaw first half again Northern, G-A shot out of the lockerroom with a 19-5 third quarter and never looked back. Tache Smothers led all scorers with 26 points. Jenna Crunkleton added 16 and Katrina Wright put in 10 and had seven rebounds.

A 24-0 run by Allegeny in the middle of the title game led to G-A’s undoing. Tache Smothers led the team with 14 points despite missing a good portion of the game with injury. She was named to the all-tournament team.


The Blue Devil wrestlers finished fourth out of nine teams at the Francis Scott Key Tournament last week with three individual champions in Tyler Ezolt, Dylan Schaeffer and Todd DeWalt. G-A scored 149 points before South Carroll’s winning 208 and 198 by Century and 179 from Middletown (Md.). Eight other Devils won places at the event.

Ezolt (152) and DeWalt (189) were repeat champions and Schaeffer (160) moved up from being a runner-up a year ago. Finishing second were Rusty Pine (103) and Denton Ensminger (285). Chris Kinzey (145) was third. Bobby McPherson (130) and Tanner Maloy (135) finished fourth. Also competing for the Devils were Jordan Ladzinski (140) and Justin Merideth (171).

In the junior varsity tournament Brennen Bickford was second at 152.