Where do Franklin County teams sit in the district power rankings? Plus, highlight of the week
It's past the halfway point in the basketball season, which means it's time to take a look at the power rankings in District 3 and see where the Franklin County teams stand.
At this point, the picture is getting clearer on who can compete for spots in the postseason.
Let's start on the girls side.
Greencastle-Antrim is in the best position out of anybody in the county, with its 9-2 record good enough for the No. 2 spot in Class 5A. Gettysburg holds the top spot at 8-1.
Sixteen teams qualify for the postseason in 5A, and Waynesboro finds themselves right outside of that at No. 18. At 4-5, they are right behind Garden Spot (5-5) and South Western (5-7), so plenty of time to catch up.
Shippensburg has more work to do at 5A, currently sitting at No. 24
in 4A, James Buchanan currently finds itself inside postseason position, ranked at No. 9 out of 10 qualifying teams with a 8-3 record.
Chambersburg sits at No. 23 in 6A, with the top-12 qualifying.
Now, to the boys side.
Chambersburg's strong play has earned them the top spot currently in 6A, as the Trojans have a 10-1 record. Right behind them is Reading at 9-1 and Cumberland Valley at 8-2. Cumberland Valley beat Chambersburg earlier in the season, and they face off again on Friday night.
Waynesboro is not too far behind in 6A, currently ranked No. 10 with a 9-2 record. 12 teams qualify in the class.
Shippensburg also finds itself in a good spot, ranked at No. 5 in 5A with a 7-1 record. Greencastle-Antrim is at No. 30 in the class. 16 teams qualify.
James Buchanan is hovering on the bubble of playoff position in 4A with a 5-7 record. They sit at No. 10, and 10 teams qualify.
Highlight of the week: Libby puts on a display for Greencastle
In Greencaslte-Antrim girls' win over Waynesboro last Friday, the Blue Devils looked to control the clock late, giving the ball to Mia Libby and letting her go to work.
This was just some of the work that Libby put in the fourth quarter to help seal a victory for the Blue Devils.
Dylan Jacobs is a sports reporter in Franklin County. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.