Author: Andy Sandrik

Two nights. Two brothers. Two wins. It was a weekend to remember for the Myers brothers, Cory and Craig, at the “Rumble in the Valley,” held at Path Valley Speedway on Friday and Saturday. Cory Myers, of Fayetteville, captured the 270 Sprints feature on Friday before taking taking third place on Saturday in a race that was won by his brother, Craig Myers of Chambersburg. The Myers brothers have combined for nine wins this season. Cory Myers started fifth in Friday’s race and made the winning pass on the third lap. On Facebook, he credits Myers Motors MRP Shocks, MRP…

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Ephrata Firecracker 5 Miler Thursday, July 4, in Ephrata Runners: 507 Winner: Daniel Myers, Lancaster, 25:38; Top Female: Leah Maher, New Providence, 32:03 Local.News Finishers Chambersburg: Mason Rodriguez (40:55) Smithsburg: Daniel Long (45:24) Firecracker 5K Thursday, July 4, in Waynesboro Runners: 377 Winner: Hayden Parks, Greencastle, 16:11; Top Female: Lauren Norton, Martinsburg, W.Va., 21:00 Local.News Finishers Waynesboro: Kyle Phillips (2nd in 16:40), Will Campbell (5th in 17:56), Devin Barger (7th in 18:38), Chad Vaughn (10th in 18:49), Noah Hoxie (18:57), Clay Foreman (19:05, 1st in 20-29 AG), Noah Bockstie (19:09), Jayden Rooney (19:33), James Smith (20:09, 3rd in 40-49 AG),…

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Few drivers on the sprint car circuit have seen more PA Speedweek races than Lance Dewease. The National Sprint Car Hall of Famer, known as the “Fayetteville Flyer,” is a three-time points champion of Pennsylvania’s biggest week of racing with wins in 1997, 1999, and 2001. Dewease, 58, is still racing on a part-time schedule and this year he made his return to PA Speedweek, competing in six of nine races. Over that span, Dewease logged three Top 10 finishes, taking 10th in the 410 Sprints at Port Royal Speedway on July 3, seventh at Hagerstown Speedway on July 4,…

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One of the easiest positions to play in sports is the armchair quarterback. That’s someone, usually in a seated position far away from the action, who has a vocal opinion or critique about the play on the field. We’ve all played this role, to varying degrees, at one time or another. But while many armchair QB for the pros, I find myself doing it for my kids’ teams. No, I’m not a “Karen” at the games, but on the drive home I do tend to bounce between positive reinforcement and long-winded suggestions of drills and other methods that could spur…

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The chances of a high school athlete landing on a college roster are not favorable. Only about one in 13, or seven percent, get to compete at the collegiate level. That makes the odds of playing two college sports in the same season — like Greencastle-Antrim grad Timothy Ehko did for Geneva College this spring — slim to none. Ehko took on two technically-challenging sports, dividing his time between the Golden Tornadoes’ golf and track squads, and put his versatility on full display. As a golfer, he was a scoring member of Geneva’s team in the final four meets of…

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Michaux MTB Marathon Friday, June 28, in Biglerville Riders: 145 Winner: Randy Lehr, Stewartstown, 1:57:23; Top Female: Maia Paris, Forked River, N.J., 2:15:53 Local.News Finishers Chambersburg: David Wilson (2:50:53), Gabriel Brandt (3:05:30), Randy Brandt (4:04:29) Waynesboro: Richard Bohn (3:38:04), Denny J Mitts (5:12:53) Mont Alto: Craig Rotz (6:12:34) Camp Michaux Gravel Grinder (FS Men 40-49) Saturday, June 29, in Biglerville Riders: 13 Winner: Paul Gugliuzza, Philadelphia, 4:25:04 Local.News Finishers Greencastle: Tyler Newcomer (5th in 4:45:30) Camp Michaux Gravel Grinder (HS Men 40-49) Saturday, June 29, in Biglerville Riders: 13 Winner: Sam Becker, Mechanicsburg, 3:09:46 Local.News Finishers Greencastle: Chad White (5:11:01)…

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It’s been unbearably hot over this past month, but not so much for the athletes competing in the pool this summer. YMCA club swimmers from Waynesboro, Chambersburg, and Hagerstown have all “stayed cool” in recent weeks, with each team taking on a meet and boasting at least one individual winner. The Waynesboro Area YMCA competed in the Keystone Aquatics Memorial Day Classic and were highlighted by the efforts of Mady Barker, who won the 200 IM in the 13-14 division with a time of 2:33.02. Penny Richardson, of Chambersburg Memorial YMCA, was a star at the MA CC Chargers Challenge…

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Starting near the front of the pack can be a luxury for sprint car drivers, but it’s not necessarily a necessity. Drivers from the Local.News area proved this again and again with brilliant come-from-behind efforts at Hagerstown Speedway last weekend. Brian Booze, from Greencastle, won his heat race in the Crate Late Models program, but soon found himself in a tough spot when he drew the seventh position for the 20-lap feature. Unfazed, Booze worked his way up the field before driving to Victory Lane over Codey Breeden and Craig Parrill. Waynesboro’s Tyler Horst finished in sixth to maintain his…

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Solstice 5K Thursday, June 20, in Shippensburg Runners: 80 Winner: Elijah Diaz, Carlisle, 18:33; Top Female: Karen Martin, Martinsburg, W.Va., 24:48 Local.News Finishers Chambersburg: Sean Collier (4th in 21:36), Shelby White (10th in 23:34), Logan Bert (24:29, 2nd in 13-19 AG), Brad Evans (25:01), Nora Zubia (2nd female in 26:04), Gary Neus (27:03), Craig Leisher (27:34, 2nd in 60-69 AG), Kim Bard (27:37, 1st Masters), Cliff Ocker (27:56), Hudson Book (28:03, 2nd in 12 & Under AG), Katie Barnes (28:47, 2nd in 40-49 AG), Leah Billet (30:11, 3rd in 40-49 AG), Jay Bard (31:52, 3rd in 60-69 AG), Kelly Miller…

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Rolling through my 12th Father’s Day as a dad, I’m at the age when men often and unexplainably embark on deep dives into some mid-life hobby. For many guys, that past-time involves some variation of smoking meats, building cars, and absorbing World War II lore like a sponge. In my case, I love sports history, especially when I try to imagine how those legends of old would perform against the stars of today. How many majors would Jack Nicklaus win with Tiger Woods prowling in his era? Who would win in a boxing match between Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson?…

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