E-town grapplers take team trophy
Elizabethtown won the team title at the inaugural NCAA Division III Mideast Regional Championships, hosted by Ohio Northern University. They did so on the strength of a 141-pound championship from freshman Jesse Meaney, and runner-up finishes by Ephrata grad Chad Lammer (133), Julian Meaney (184), Phil Landis (197) and Jeremy Rieth (285).
All five wrestlers are headed to the national tournament in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, in two weeks.
The five national qualifiers for the Blue Jays are the most sent to a national championship tournament in program history.
Baseball: Millersville extended its winning streak to seven before Shepherd ended the streak in the second game of a doubleheader in Shepherdstown, W.Va.
The Marauders won the first tussle 12-1 behind five RBIs from Jeff Heisey (Donegal), but could not come up with a big hit in the nightcap and fell by a 6-1 score.
Millersville (7-3) received three hits from Evan King (Lampeter-Strasburg) and Mark Stuckey (Warwick) in the opener. Heisey doubled in a run and smacked the first grand slam of his career as part of a nine-run fifth inning that turned the game from a 1-1 tie into a rout. The homer was Heisey's second in as many games.
The Marauders host Shepherd (2-6) in a home-opening doubleheader today at noon.
n Franklin & Marshall dropped a 7-6 decision in 10 innings to Frostburg State on the second day of the Hampden-Sydney (Va.) Tournament. It was a back-and-forth battle that featured two ties and four lead changes throughout the 10 innings of play.
Will Benenson paced the Diplomats with three RBIs, while Alex Vescera went 2-for-5 with two RBIs and two runs scored.
The Diplomats (0-2) wrap up a busy weekend at the tournament at 11 a.m. today against Rutgers-Newark.
Men's lacrosse: Senior captain Ian Schmid (Warwick) tallied a power play goal in Lebanon Valley's 8-6 loss to visiting Frostburg State (3-0).
The Dutchmen (1-1) return to action Wednesday at Centenary.
n Elizabethtown opened its season with a 7-2 win over visiting Neumann. Six Blue Jays recorded goals in the game, including Dillon O'Dell (Manheim Township), who scored twice, and Derek Kline (Hempfield).
The Blue Jays will head to Myrtle Beach, S.C., on Sunday, March 10, to face Emmanuel (Mass.) over spring break. Their next home game is at noon March 16 against No. 2 Stevenson.
Women's lacrosse: Caroline Krohn scored five goals and handed out three assists to lead No. 13 Franklin & Marshall to a 13-5 win over visiting Washington & Lee in nonconference action.
The Generals (1-3) scored first 1:07 into the game, but the Diplomats (2-0) tallied five straight over a span of 10 minutes to go up 5-1 at 17:34, and they never looked back.
The Diplomats return to action Saturday when they host No. 3 Cortland State.
Men's tennis: Franklin & Marshall fell 6-3 to undefeated MIT (8-0) in nonconference action in Cambridge, Mass. The Diplomats (1-2) kick off their spring break trip with a match against College of New Jersey on Sunday, March 10.
Indoor track: In their final chance to put themselves in qualifying positions for the NCAA Division III Indoor National Championships, Elizabethtown's Jenna Niedermayer and Traci Tempone set school records in the triple jump and 5,000 meter run, respectively, at the Tufts Last Chance Meet.
Niedermayer, a senior, broke her personal best with a jump of 11.53 meters (37'10"). She is currently in 15th place in Division III. She also is tied for eighth place in the long jump.
On the track, Tempone ran a 17:13.66 in the 5,000 meters, which ranks her 14th in the nation.
The official list of competitors for the Division III Indoor National Championships will be released Monday.
Men's squash: Guilherme de Melo, one of 15 All-Americans in Franklin & Marshall history, concluded his career at the College Squash Association Individual Championships at Trinity College in Hartford, Conn.
With 10 wins in the 2012-13 campaign, de Melo finished his career with a mark of 64-29 (.688), which places him 13th on F&M's all-time wins list.
Women's basketball: Messiah beat William Paterson 78-70 to advance to the Sweet 16 in the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament.
Dori Gyori and Kira Maier combined for 41 points in the win, and Taylor Miller and Nicky Hess (Donegal) added 16 and 12, respectively.n