Host Middletown’s boys were third and the girls fourth at the Middletown Invitational cross country meet held on Sept. 25 at Lums Pond. Lucinda Caldwell of St. Andrew’s School won the girls run in 19:01, with Middletown’s Stephanie Taylor placing second in 19:28.


Host Middletown’s boys were third and the girls fourth at the Middletown Invitational cross country meet held on Sept. 25 at Lums Pond.

Lucinda Caldwell of St. Andrew’s School won the girls run in 19:01, with Middletown’s Stephanie Taylor placing second in 19:28. Middletown’s Fatima ElMedkhar (21:54) and Ashley McCarthy (22:25) finished No. 27 and 36, respectively.

Leading the Appoquinimink girls were Nadia Cumming (21:43) and Celia Pascoe (21:59) at No. 24 and 28, respectively.

Middletown boys Luke Waltemire (17:09) and Geoff Heath (17:21) placed third and fourth, respectively, and Justin Geissler (18:11) was No. 14. Eric Barriera (18:52) and James Pascoe (18:54) were No. 31 and 32, respectively.

Middletown, Malkova spike Brandywine

Zuzana Malkova had 10 kills, four aces and two digs in Middletown’s 25-15, 25-20, 25-14 volleyball win over Brandywine. Also contributing were Jessica Krohe (four kills, three aces, five assists), Gabriela Muniz (seven aces, two digs, 18 assists) and Lauren Larson (two kills, one block, two digs).

Jaguars sweep Dickinson in volleyball

Nicci Lawruk had six kills, two aces and 14 digs as Appoquinimink swept Dickinson 25-17, 25-17, 25-20 in volleyball. Paige Hitchcock contributed five aces, nine digs and 12 assists, while Tierra Scott had six kills, two blocks and three digs. Becca Aber added two kills, three blocks and two digs, while Mandy Szymanski had five kills, an ace, nine digs and an assist. Savannah DiPasquantonio had a kill, four aces and four digs.

Penn scores twice in Appo. soccer win

Junior Denzil Penn scored two goals in Appoquinimink’s 6-0 win over Dickinson on Sept. 22. Adding one goal each were Tommy Morton, Louis Negrete, Giovanni Lara and Andrew Pierce. Bret Sweetman assisted on the game’s first two goals, and AHS took a 5-0 halftime lead. Also making assists were Ryan Weaver, Morton, Cole Hutchison and David Payne.

Josh Hayman, Lara, Mike Gillen and Morton scored second-half goals in a 4-0 win over host McKean on Sept. 24. Sweetman and Juan Perez each made two assists.

Ross gets MHS winner in second half

Senior Ben Ross scored the only goal early in the second half, and Middletown got a 1-0 win over Brandywine on Sept. 22. Davey Huegel assisted on the score, which came 12 minutes after intermission.

Winning goalkeeper Tom Shemanski made five saves. Middletown led 14-5 in shots and 4-2 in corner kicks.

The Cavs followed with a 5-0 win over Christiana, powered by two goals from Kevin Knox and one each from Huegel, Suglia and B.J. Tocci. Ross, Thomas Homier and LT Lewis assisted. Goalkeepers Evan Ferguson and Shemanski combined for the shutout.

Thomas Homier scored in the 65 th minute as Middletown topped St. Mark’s 1-0. Knox assisted in the game-winner. Shemanski made seven saves.

Morris, Kahn score in setback

Junior Jessica Morris and freshman Brittany Kahn scored in Appoquinimink High’s 3-2 field hockey loss to Hodgson on Sept. 24. Hodgson scored the game-winner with 45 seconds left. Appo. led 20-13 in shots.

The Jaguars dropped a 1-0 overtime loss to Dickinson.

Rojas makes four saves in 1-0 loss

Middletown High goalie Kerianne Rojas made four saves, but the host Cavaliers dropped a 1-0 field hockey decision to Brandywine on Sept. 23. Brandywine scored the only goal early in the second half.

Jacobs, Appoquinimink run to wins

Tyler Jacobs was Appoquinimink High’s cross country leader in 15-50 wins over Conrad and Layton Prep. He covered the 3.1-mile Lums Pond course in 20:10, finishing second overall in a field that also included Hodgson. AHS fell to Hodgson, 25-30.

Appoquinimink’s Sean Todd (20:43) and Evan Faulkner (20:52) finished fourth and fifth, respectively, and Max Merrit (22:06) was ninth.

Appoquinimink’s girls swept Hodgson (22-33), Conrad (15-44) and Layton Prep (15-40). Abby Heath (24:50), Colleen Osborne (25:21) and Megan Medeimos (25:45) placed second through fourth, while Courtney Brinsky (26:24) and Madison Powel (27:33) were sixth and seventh, respectively.

Condon, St. Georges strong in second half

Freshman Stephen Condon scored two second-half goals as the St. Georges Tech boys soccer team rallied from a halftime deficit to top Mount Pleasant, 3-1. Adam Pinder added the other goal, and Tyler Flanagan made an assist.

Winning goalkeeper Taylor Jackson made five saves.