The Starting Five

Updated preps scoring list

by on Dec.31, 2013, under Prep Basketball, Prep Sports

HERE ARE THE LATEST SCORING LEADERS
Keep reading and you’ll see top individual game efforts
BOYS
Player, School GP PTS AVG
Trevon Wesco. Musselman 4 101 25.2
Michael Kearney, Berk. Springs 5 112 22.4
Ray Fisher, Hview 4 81 20.2
Isaiah Walls, Faith 7 138 19.7
Evason Ogbonna, C’burg 8 155 19.4
Joel Zola, Greencastle 8 153 19.1
Jalen Smith, Jefferson 6 119 19.0
Spencer Schultz, Clear Spring 7 131 18.7
Jordan Clingerman, So. Fulton 6 111 18.5
Phillip McGloin, Mercersburg 4 74 18.5
Alex Cosner, Heritage 5 88 17.6
Sterling Christy, Williamsport6 103 17.2
Chris Harrell, Heritage 5 86 17.2
Jarrell Jones, Martinsburg 5 84 16.8
Connor Fetterhoff, Waynesboro 8 134 16.7
Devonte Montgomery, Waynesboro 8 131 16.4
Jordan Luna, So. Hagerstown 6 98 16.3
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Indvidual scoring leaders in hoops

by on Dec.26, 2013, under Prep Basketball, Prep Sports

Leaders around the Tri-State from those that have reported games ….. If there are others missing, especially from the handle that might be above the minimum I am listing here, the coaches have not reported information. This is for games heading into Friday, Dec. 27.
For the boys I am listing players above 16.0 per game and for girls those above 13.0. … The numbers are: games-points-average

BOYS
Michael Kearney, Berkeley Springs 3-83-27.7
Jalen Smith, Jefferson 4-81-20.5
Ray Fisher, Highland View 4-81-20.5
Isaiah Walls, Faith Christian 7-138-19.7
Evason Ogbonna, Chambersburg 6-116-19.3
Spencer Schultz, Clear Spring 5-96-19.2
Phillip McGloin, Mercersburg 4-74-18.5
Isaiah Keyes, North Hagerstown 4-72-18.0
Joel Zola, Greencastle 6-107-17.8
Chris Harrell, Heritage Academy 5-88-17.6
Jordan Luna, South Hagerstown 4-63-17.5
Jordan Clingerman, Southen Fulton 4-70-17.5
Alex Cosner, Heritage Academy 5-86-17.2
Sterling Christy, Williamsport 4-68-17.0
Chase Novak, McConnellsburg 5-82-16.4
Connor Fetterhoff, Waynesboro 6-99-16.3
Jordan Tosten, Hancock 3-48-16.0

GIRLS
Kerri Kline, Saint James 7-166-23.7
Bronwyne Mellott, McConnellsburg 4-93-23.2
Sarah Haynes, Berkeley Springs 6-122-20.3
Tayanna Stewart, South Hagerstown 4-73-18.3
Teal Tasker, Mercersburg Academy 6-107-17.8
Kayla Peterson, North Hagerstown 5-84-16.8
Macey Hollenshead, Southern Fulton 4-66-16.5
Molly Taylor, Mercersburg Academy 6-98-16.3
Katrice Dickson, South Hagerstown 4-57-14.3
Ashley Roman, South Hagerstown 4-55-13.8
Jenay Faulkner, Greencastle 6-81-13.5
Olivia Mottern, Southern Fulton 4-54-13.5

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Koelble cleaning up some stuff

by on Dec.26, 2013, under Prep Basketball, Prep Sports

Clearing a few items from the last notepad for 2013

These items come from the “in case you missed it” file:

The Middletown boys basketball team opened the season with two victories and the first snapped a 22-game losing streak. … Ryan Hines has taken over as athletic director at Urbana High School, now he has to find a replacement for himself as head football coach. … Bob Doyle, the boys basketball coach at Bishop Walsh, had to resigned recently because of work-related changes. …

1,000-point club:
Those that have joined the club include Katrice Dickson of South Hagerstown (1,000), Martin Geben of St. Maria Goretti (1,099 through Mt. Carmel game) and Sarah Haynes of Berkeley Springs. … Southern Fulton’s Macey Hollenshead had already joined the club last year and is going after the school record of 1,442, held by Kelly True who graduated in 2002. … To date, Hollenshead has 1,252 points.
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Koelble’s rankings

by on Dec.25, 2013, under Prep Basketball, Prep Sports

As we head into the heavy portion of holiday hoops tournaments and mixers, here is the latest batch of SUPER SEVEN rankings … Happy Holidays!
BOYS
1. Washington (4-0) … put up 100 on South Hag.
2. Saint James (6-0) … Sleepy Thompson title is big
3. St. Maria Goretti (10-1) … Gaels in BCL first place
4. Hedgesville (4-0) … defensive minded Eagles
5. Waynesboro (5-1) … will be at North mixer
6. Martinsburg (2-1) … still getting football players ready
7. Williamsport (3-1) … waiting to unlock potential

GIRLS
1. South Hagerstown (4-0) … Big Three with added help
2. Martinsburg (4-0) … they’ll rule the panhandle
3. Greencastle (6-0) … a devlish start
4. Boonsboro (3-1) … this begins the next tier
5. Jefferson (3-2) … team with some potential
6. Southern Fulton (3-1) … Hollenshead and Co.
7. St. Maria Goretti (5-4) … only because they’re above .500

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Little of this, little of that …..

by on Dec.11, 2013, under Prep Sports

As we head into another prep winter season with basketball action across the Tri-State area, let’s take some time to clean out the notebook:
** Eric Michael, Washington County Supervisor of Athletics, did a discount dabble-check about a recent understanding that has become a misunderstanding involving public address announcements in schools during basketball games.
It looked like no school, of which we have very few here that do so anyway, would be able to continue the process of announcing goals, free throws, personal fouls etc. etc at games, much in the way you would hear the eloquent Scott Nicewarner handle duties at South Hagerstown.
“I checked with MPSSAA officials about the ruling and nothing really changed,” Michael said. “Schools that do announce just have to make sure they stick with what pertains to the game.”
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The girls bouncing ball

by on Dec.06, 2013, under Prep Basketball, Prep Sports

Now, in the same light as the boys, let’s give you my preseason Super 7 GIRLS

It’s difficult to go against anyone other than a team that has had its core group together for a lifetime.

That’s the case when it comes to South Hagerstown, still looking to crack through to the Maryland State final four in 3A.

Here is the Super 7 preseason GIRLS

1 South Hagerstown
2 Martinsburg
3 Washington
4 Greencastle
5 North Hagerstown
6 Boonsboro
7 St Maria Goretti

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The boys bouncing ball

by on Dec.06, 2013, under Prep Basketball, Prep Sports

Here we go …. In a short time the 2013-14 pre basketball season opens in earnest.

Now, let me say the following statements/predictions are made based on a conversations with coaches and reading previews that have been scripted elsewhere.
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New girls state venue

by on Nov.22, 2013, under Prep Basketball, Prep Sports

I am understanding there is a new venue for the Maryland girls basketball state championships beginning this year.
The new location will be the SECU Arena on the campus of Towson University. The new arena holds about 1,200 more than UMBC, where the tournament had been played for the past 20 years.
The tournament will be held on March 12, 13 and 15. There is a previously-scheduled event on March 14, so there will be an open date between the semifinals and finals.
The boys state tournament will continue at Comcast Center.

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Signing day

by on Nov.12, 2013, under Prep Sports

Wednesday (Nov. 13) is a big day officially for several prep athletes in the immediate area.
It’s the first day in which they can sign their papers to attend the college in which they have already given verbal committments to.
Headlining the group is St. Maria Goretti’s Martin Geben, who will take his wares to the University of Notre Dame to play basketball. He’ll be signing Wednesday at 3 p.m. and of course, I’ll be there.
Earlier in the day Wednesday, Williamsport’s Riley Arnone will sign on the dotted line to attend Winthrop University on a baseball ride.
Up north in Warfordsburg, Pa., Southern Fulton’s Macey Hollenshead will officially sign with Fairfield University, where she will continue playing girls basketball.
On Saturday, Saint James will take center stage with three individuals setting their future.
In basketball, Obi Enechionyia will sign to attend Temple University and Mayimba will ink his name on a George Mason University document.
Also in baseball, Ryan Ricci will sign with George Mason University. Ricci is from Greencastle-Antrim.
South Hagerstown’s Katrice Dickson, who is committed to play women’s basketball at Mount St. Mary’s, is likely to sign her papers on Monday.

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Public, private

by on Nov.06, 2013, under Miscellaneous

I wrote a column that appeared in print recently with some comments and suggestions regarding golf and the public/private schools.
Got some emails in response and my reply to those and others is the following:
I don’t have enough room to print everything that is by the rule when it comes to this has to be that way, another thing this way etc etc. The ideas were simply presented.
Yes, I’ve been around long enough to know the private schools have to be a member of the state school system to compete in state playoffs. They do not need to be a member in order to compete in something such as a county soccer tournament involving public and private schools.
There simply are too many people around this county that fall into the negative category.
When it comes to golf, a sport I love, I must say the current setup in this state is absolutely ridiculous. I’ve been saying this for years but again, there aren’t enough people around in the system willing to make change.
Oh well ……..

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