Wrestlers Thomas Haines and Connor Sheehan shared Caralton Shindler MVP Award at the recent Solanco High School wrestling banquet. Three-Year Dedication awards were presented to Austin Laws, Isaac Warren and Sam Root. A Two-Year Dedication was given to Billy Richards. Bo Spiller was honored as a state qualifier and Kyle Hammond was named the Most Improved Wrestler in memory of Ray Long. Shane Devoe was honored as the Outstanding Junior Varsity Wrestler.
Hempfield's boys' volleyball team claimed its own Black Knight Joust over the weekend defeating Wilson, 21-13 in the final match. The tournament included PIAA Class AAA defending champ Chambersburg and state AAA runner-up Pennridge as well as state qualifiers Lower Dauphin, Souderton, Christopher Dock and Hempfield. The Black Knights topped Souderton (25-17) in the first round, Lower Dauphin (11-15, 15-10, 15-11) in the second and Exeter (22-20) in the third to reach the final.
Bears take bite out of Sharks
Dany Sabourin made 32 saves, Patrick McNeill and Chay Genoway contributed two points each from the blue line as the Hershey Bears defeated the host Worcester Sharks 4-1 Sunday afternoon.
The victory gives the Bears three of a possible six standings points for the three-game weekend road swing, enabling them to stay above the cut line for determining playoff berths.
Hershey and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton are tied for seventh place in the Eastern Conference with 71 points, four ahead of Norfolk, which has a game in hand. Of the Bears' final 11 games, eight will be played on the road.
Joey Crabb picked up his first point as a Bear, picking up the second assist on McNeill's goal that gave Hershey a 1-0 lead. Matt Pope put Hershey up 2-0 later in the first period by fielding a crazy carom and putting the puck into a vacated net, with Worcester goalie Harri Sateri (15 saves) trying to field the puck at the side of the net.
Casey Wellman pumped the Hershey lead to 3-0 with a second-period goal.
Derek Joslin's shot was the only one to beat Sabourin, who made 32 saves.
Garrett Mitchell picked up his 13th goal of the season to finish the scoring.
The Bears return home Saturday (7 p.m.) to play the Providence Bruins.