Winfield and Westminster cheerleaders were the big local standouts in Sunday's fourth-annual Carroll County Football League Cheering Competition at Manchester's Christmas Tree Park.
The Westminster Green Terrors beat five other CCFL teams to take the C Conference cheering title.
Coached by Debbie Gist and Dawn Trazkovich, the team comprises Ashley Christensen, Shannon DeCampo, Sarah Eichstezt, Jessica Fagley, Courtney Farley, Stacey Foster, Kelly Gist, Courtney Jones, Melissa Karr, Denise Kozak, Amber Luzl, Heather Marie Miller, Marie Miller, Amber Murphy, Courtney Myrick, Andrea Snyder, Emma Walsh, Panama Wilds and Josie and Sally Woodruff.
The Winfield Cavaliers placed second of six teams in the B Conference cheering competition.
Coached by JoAnn Woodfield and assisted by Tarra Spicer, the cheerleaders are Jessica Bahorich, Brandy Barret, Kristan Cummins, Lisa Guiffe, Shannel Greenberg-Katz, Kari Griffith, Carrie Horrigan, Kathleen Klein, Shannon Manger, Lindsay Marshall, Pamela Reed, Allyson Rineer, Tiffany Sersen, Christie Trent, Christin Underwood, Kerry Webner, Fara Woodfield, Jessica Zasadzinski and Crystal Zile.
Winfield teams finished third of six in the A Conference cheering competition and second of four competitors in the B and C Conference dance competition.
The Thumpers won the men's fall league's C Division softball title with a 13-1 record and then captured the overall championship by winning the postseason tournament last weekend. They clinched the crown by edging Lehigh, 13-12, Sunday evening at the Carroll County Sports Complex.
The Thumpers won their first three games and then blasted Lehigh, 15-4, Sunday in the final winners' bracket game. But Lehigh, which had finished second in the league's A Division in the regular season, was not through.
It came through the losers' bracket to face the Thumpers again.
In the teams' next meeting, Lehigh jumped ahead 5-1 after three innings and went on to a 6-4 win, forcing a final game.
In the fourth, with the score tied at 2, the Thumpers' Mike Medairy and Pat Myers began the heavy hitting; the teams combined for 21 runs in the next four innings.
The two hit back-to-back triples, with Myers' blow breaking the 2-2 tie. Tom Yox's bases-loaded triple later in the inning scored three runs to make it 6-2 Thumpers.
In the seventh, Wade Shifflet's two-run single sparked a five-run Thumpers' rally that gave them a 13-4 lead.
Mountain Valley football
The Francis Scott Key Junior Eagles varsity pulled a major upset Sunday when they edged first-place Damascus, 12-8.
The Eagles (1-6 entering the game) scored on two touchdown runs by Mitchell Plank. They then had a successful goal-line stand to hold off Damascus in the game's final moments.
Key's junior varsity fell to the undefeated Damascus JV, 37-28.
Jason Zinkand ran for 110 yards, caught two passes for 80, returned a kickoff 70 yards and scored three touchdowns to lead the Eagles.
Larry Nail scored the other Eagles' touchdown, on a 45-yard run in the second quarter.
The Gamber-Smallwood varsity also put up a tough struggle before falling to Frederick, 35-20.
Frederick jumped ahead, 14-0, before Chad Kerley's second-quarter run made it 14-6.
Kerley ran 45 yards for another score in the period, and Mike Swain's two-point conversion kick left Gamber trailing, 21-14, at halftime.
Frederick extended the lead to 35-14 before Kerley's 17-yard, fourth-quarter run closed out the scoring.
Frederick did all its scoring in the first half to blank Gamber, 19-0, in the JV game and the Frederick varsity shut out Gamber, 14-0.
County boys soccer
Under-14A: Nathan Hendrickson had three goals to lead Mount Airy to a 6-1 win over Deer Park. Jacob Abrams, Aaron Dorsey and Mark Ensor also tallied for the winners, and Jody Connolly connected for Deer Park.
* Under-14B: Mount Airy topped Deer Park, 4-2, as Scott Wachter paced the winners with three goals and Eddie Harrison added one. Dan Myers and Mike Cooper scored for Deer Park.
* Under-12A: Mount Airy beat Deer Park, 3-1, behind goals by Andrew Duhigg and Steve Pyzik and another that bounced off a Deer Park player into the net. Chad Kinney had the Deer Park goal.
* Under-10B: Deer Park topped South Carroll, 3-1, as Daniel Levin led the winners with two goals and Matthew Oswcieceinka added one. Fullback Randy Wallace was strong defensively and wing Josh Ches contributed an excellent offensive effort for Deer Park.
Freedom Optimist soccer
Under-17 Co-ed: Pepto Pink edged Kelly Green, 2-1, behind goals by Erin Jelinek and Dan Emswiler.
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