Cross-Country

From the desk of Coach Mike Mundy

On Tuesday, Sept. 19, the high school cross-country team traveled to Kennett to compete against Devon Prep, Villa Maria, and host, Kennett. Although Octorara's boys' team came up short in the team scoring to both Kennett and Devon Prep, the Braves placed seven runners in the top 20 in a field of 51 total runners.

Junior Chad Hardy took top honors for Octorara in placing 10th overall.

Anthony Scarcelle, Ben Rodgers, Ben Creighton, Trent Sherlock, Robert Hershey, and Taylor Lyons all placed between 12th and 19th in the race.

Ninth grader Mike Blankley ran a good race in placing 22nd for Octorara.

In the girls' race, Ashley Kane was Octorara's sole runner, finishing the race in just over 30 minutes.

Earlier in the year, the team traveled to Gettysburg to participate in the annual Gettysburg Cross Country Invitational. There were hundreds of runners from several schools that participated at this event. In the boys JV race ninth graders Blankley and Trevor Haney placed 69th and 108th respectively, and 10th grader Jordan Makansi placed 73rd out of 278 total runners. As a team, Octorara placed 19th out of 28 schools in this event.

In the boys varsity race, Octorara's Hardy, Hershey, Scarcelle, Rodgers, and Sherlock all placed in the top 100 runners, with Hardy leading the way in placing 44th in that 5k race. As a team, Octorara placed 12th out of 17 schools in this event.

Volleyball

Thanks to coach Charles Graydus

On Tuesday, Sept.19, the Octorara volleyball team lost to Unionville at Unionville in three. In the first game, the score was 10-25, followed by a second game score of 14-25 and the third game at 13-25.

For the season, the Braves' record stands at 3-2, with a 1-1 mark in the SCCL.

The team is lead by senior captains Amy Hagen and Ashley Sosack. Other seniors include Samantha Skiles and Laura Cook.

The team's leading hitter is junior Jenna Stoltzfus. The leading blocker is ninth grader Valerie Stoltzfus. Leading in assists is Hagen, and leading server with the most Aces is senior Sosack

NFL

Man, I bet you there were a lot of really drunk, really angry Beagles fans out there after Sunday's debacle. It was quite a collapse out there, boys.

Feel free to contact Bill Rudick at 717-786-6095 or brudick@epix.net to report any sports news or to comment on anything regarding sports in the Post Ledger.

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