BLUE DEVIL DISPATCH: The week in Greencastle-Antrim athletics

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot


Senior Hunter Heuer led a solid group of Blue Devil golfers in the Mid-Penn Conference Tournament last week and competed in the District 3 Championship.

Heuer carded 39s on both ends of the Carlisle Country Club links for a 78 which put him into a tie for 14th and punched his ticket to the district event. The performance advanced the senior into the District 3 tourney at Briarwood in York. Heuer didn’t make the cut on the first day with an 89 and ended his season.

Scores from the other G-A golfers who competed at the conference event were as follows:   Jacob Decarli (91), Ethan Clever (93), Chad Harbaugh (95), John Williams, Kurt Kline (99).


The Blue Devil varsity boys’ soccer team came back from an opening score by James Buchanan to take a key 2-1 Mid-Penn Conference Colonial Division win last week. The victory has moved the Devils to the brink of a division title as a game against Boiling Springs postponed last week is in the balance. A win Oct. 13 in the makeup game will deliver the crown.

Thursday’s win over Buchanan came as Sam Parker scored unassisted to tie the game before the half and Brandon Stuhler delivered a goal with 24 minutes left and the Devils held on for the win. Stuhler converted on a direct kick from Jake Kline.

On Saturday, the Blue Devils hosted Biglerville and claimed a breezy 2-1 win in the non-conference skirmish. G-A posted a 2-0 halftime lead on goals from Kline and Ian Rohrbaugh before the Canners got on the board. Josh Ehko had 10 saves in goal. G-A led in shots, 13-11, and in corner kicks, 7-3.

Biglerville won the junior varsity game, 1-0.



After a close one south of the Mason Dixon, the Greencastle-Antrim High School volleyball team bounced back to collect two divisional matches last week.

The Blue Devils came within two points in a 3-2 loss to Williamsport, Md. Monday. After winning the first game (27-25), G-A saw Williamsport work back for two wins (25-12, 26-24). The Devil rebounded for a 25-22 win to knot the match at two games each. The rubber game went in Williamsport’s favor, 15-14.

Brycelin Spidel had double digit kills with 14 and added four blocks. Erin Koons tallied eight kills, 35 set assists and 16 digs. Corynn Schook added three kills, two aces and eight digs. Sydney Shepherd contributed four kills and a pair of aces. Gabby Baughman dug up 31 passes. Elizabeth Dagliano chalked up five kills and 16 digs. Chloe McKenzie added four kills and 14 digs.

The team rebounded the next day to take a 3-1 match from Northern with scores of 25-16, 25-18, 19-25 and 25-16. Koons was all over the court with three kills, 24 set assist, two aces and 15 digs. Shepherd delivered 11 kills, two aces and seven digs. Spidel and Jessica Root added four kills each. Spidel nailed a pair of aces. Baughman and 18 digs with Schook contributing five kills and four aces.

G-A claimed three straight games from Big Spring to prevail Thursday. The scores were 25-18, 25-22 and 25-23. Statistics were as follows: Schook, five kills, seven digs; Shepherd, seven kills; Baughman, 11 kills, three aces; Koons, 10 digs, four aces, 20 set assists; Spidel, seven kills, two blocks; Root, four kills.

Junior varsity

The junior varsity Blue Devils had a similar week, dropping a 2-1 match to Williamsport by scores of 24-26, 25-16 and 15-12; winning 2-1 over Northern with scores of 25-21, 18-25 and 15-4; and sweeping Big Spring 2-0 with scores of 25-9 and 25-20.

Keri Gearhart, Annaston Cree and Molly Elliott had seven, five and three kills, respectively in the Williamsport match. Gearhart added two blocks. Cree and Elliott had two aces each. Against Northern Cree had four kills and three aces and Corrine Statler put down three kills. Kirti Venkatesh contributed 14 set assists and an ace. In the Big Spring match it was Elliott with seven kills and Creed with three kills. Madison Goodwin delivered three aces. Venkatesh put up 11 set assists.


The G-AHS cross country team continued its invitational schedule leading up to the conference and district meets by traveling to Gettysburg Saturday.

Lauren Hirneisen led the Blue Devil contingent by finishing sixth in a time of 19:51. Also with solid runs were Caroline Schemel and Madison Hurley in 12th and 13th with time of 20:44.09 and 20:44.32, respectively. The trio fueled a ninth place finish with 206 points for the girls’ team that fielded just the minimum five runners that was completed by Morgan Stahley (84th, 24:23), Coramina Cogan (91st, 24:48).

In the boys’ competition, G-A was 13th as a team with finishes as follows: Billy Schemel (45th, 18:04), Daniel Salazar (59th, 18:25), Dylan Neikirk (63rd, 18:32), Rylan Hummer (91st, 19:11), Brock Widder (93rd, 19:16), Luke Norris (96th, 19:20), David Jeu (111th, 20:21).


The G-AHS junior varsity football team was hurt by turnovers in a 28-7 loss to East Pennsboro. The Blue Devil touchdown came on a pass from Matt Christman to Tyler Jeffreys. Austyn Smith kicked for the extra point.


The Greencastle-Antrim Middle School girls’ team split the first six places with Cumberland Valley, but were edged 26-33 in a match with Cumberland Valley last week. Meanwhile the Blue Devil boys had difficulty keeping pace with a deep CV squad last week.

Taryn Parks, Ashley Noblit and Ella Milback were first, third and sixth respectively, but CV won the meet 26-33. Parks ran the loop in 12:31 and Milback was at 14:19. Noblit clocked a 12:36. For G-A, Hope Ward was 16:12. The rest of the G-A team finished as follows: Desirae Cordell, 21st, 18:18; Kira Bosko, 18:31; Stephanie Rainey, 20:31.

In the boys’ race, CV used a deep roster for the 17-46 win. G-A; Taylor Noblit was fourth at 12:36. Jacob Hurley was 12th in 13:25. Also finishing on the G-A squad were: 17th, Adam Measell, 14:43; 18th, Peter Schemel 18:49; Caleb Thomason, 14:21; Danny Niebert, 15:11; 26th Corey Mowen, 17:04.


The Greencastle-Antrim Middle School field hockey teams kept their spotless records going last week with shutout victories over Carlisle. The eighth-grade team left Carlisle with a 4-0 victory and the seventh-grade added a 1-0 win.

Ellie Strait, Moriah Ricker, Katie Sibbio and Alexis Daugherty punched in the goals with assists from Sibbio, Heidi Schanzenbacher, Maggie Johnson and Keira Petry. The Devils shutout Carlisle in shots on goal, 11-0.

G-A’s seventh-grade team also prevailed with a goal from Alyssa Gaus holding up for a 1-0 win. Kaitlin Measell was credited with an assist as the Devils took 11 shots.