Tri-Towns basketball signups today

WESTERNPORT — The final sign-ups for the Tri-Towns Basketball League will be held today from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Union Hall on Main Street in Westernport.

It is open to kids from kindergarten through eighth grade in the Tri-Towns, Keyser, West Virginia, Georges Creek and the old Bruce High School district. All games will be played at Westmar Middle School on Saturdays.

For more information, contact Greg Harvey at 304-790-4469.

Nonnenmann/YMCA SSBL to meet

CUMBERLAND — The Nonnenmann/YMCA Sunday School Basketball League will meet Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Riverside YMCA’s conference room.

Any church interested in entering a team for the upcoming season should send a representative to the meeting.

The league, which is in its 92nd year, will feature at least an eight-game schedule and playoffs in their respective divisions. The YMCA will also provide practice times for each team. Along with games and practices, the YMCA will also offer “Y” activities to the league’s players.

Any youth between the ages of five and up to 15 (must not be 16 up to and including Nov. 15) interested in participating in the SSBL — and if their home church does not sponsor a team in the league — may still play by being placed on an existing team.

For further information, contact Emily Hendershot at the YMCA at 301-777-9622 or email Mike Leith at

Mtn. Ridge Mat Club signups Nov. 18-19

FROSTBURG — The Mountain Ridge Mat Club will be holding registration for the 2019-2020 wrestling season on Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 18-19, in the main lobby of Mountain Ridge High School from 5-6:15 p.m. each night.

Registration is open to students in grades K-8 in the Mountain Ridge School District. A registration fee will be charged per participant. Practices will begin on Wednesday, Nov 20.

For more information, email

23rd Turkey Day Race Nov. 28

FROSTBURG — The 23rd annual Turkey Day 5k Race will take place on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28, at 9 a.m. in Frostburg.

A one-mile walk/run will also be timed at the event. The starting line will be located at the Bus/Sheetz exit of Mountain Ridge High School and participants should use the two school parking lots the morning of the event.

Participants may register at runsignup@MRHS.

For registration pricing or more information, contact Doug Baker at 301-697-0996.

FSU volleyball beats W.Va. Wesleyan

BUCKHANNON, W.Va. — Frostburg State bounced back from Friday evening’s loss with a 3-1 victory at West Virginia Wesleyan Saturday morning.

FSU won the first, second and fourth sets 25-19, 25-22 and 25-19, respectively.

Jackie Sterenberg led the Bobcats with a dozen kills, 13 digs and a quartet of aces, three of which came in the first set. Fellow freshman Edwyna Lainez also notched her second consecutive double-double with 29 assists and 12 digs. Senior Biamba Tshitenge added nine kills and a team-best three blocks.

Frostburg State improves to 11-14 overall and 3-10 in the Mountain East Conference. 

The Bobcats visit Fairmont State on Tuesday at 6 p.m.

On Friday, Frostburg State fell at Davis & Elkins  3-1.

Frostburg collected 34 kills with 97 digs and seven service aces. Bailey Godlove and Haley Altemus led the Bobcats with nine kills. Lainez led the team with 19 assists and three service aces while Tshitenge led with five blocks. Senior Cori Smothers led the team with 28 digs.

York sweeps Frostburg swim teams

FROSTBURG — Frostburg State’s swimming teams dropped a home meet to York, Pennsylvania, Friday as the men were defeated 115-82 and the women 118-63.

The men finished with two wins and 22 top-five finishes. The women took one first-place finish and three second-place finishes.

Junior Anthony Giuseppetti led men with two victories winning the 800-meter freestyle with a time of 9:16:59 and the 400-meter freestyle in 4:22:81. Giuseppetti’s 400-freestyle time set a new school record beating the previous record held by Jay Mayden with a time of 4:24:77 set back in 2000. Giuseppetti was also a member of the men’s 200-meter medley relay team along with senior Hunter Mcfalls, and freshmen James Harmon and Quincy Page finishing in third with a 2:01:64.

On the women’s side, sophomore Gabby Thompson and freshman Rayna Cicen led with a second-place finish each in the 400-meter individual medley with a time of 5:49:51 and the 100-meter freestyle in 1:10:00, respectively. Thompson and Cicen were both part of the 200-meter freestyle relay along with graduate student Maria Russo and senior Megan Culbertson that finished first with a 2:06:41.

FSU field hockey loses to Lindenwood

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — For the third time this season, Frostburg State took on Lindenwood, this time in the Independents Championship Weekend. The Bobcats came up on the short end of a 4-3 field hockey decision with the Lions.

Lindenwood wasted little time getting on the scoreboard, scoring just 15 seconds into the game. However, Frostburg responded in the latter stages of the first quarter off of junior Gabby Rachuba’s team-leading sixth goal of the season. The 1-1 score would remain so at the halftime intermission.

Both defenses went tick for tack in the middle of the game, but Lindenwood would score the next three goals to jump out to a 4-1 lead. The first of those three came late in the third quarter, and that momentum carried over into the start of the fourth. Two more Lion goals were scored in the beginning of the fourth quarter.

Frostburg wouldn’t go out quietly, as Rachuba found senior Logan Gladden who would score her first of two goals.

Gladden also scored the game’s final goal in the final second. Both teams were battling for the ball after a penalty corner and Gladden scored the goal with one second to spare.

Despite being outshot 15-5, Frostburg kept Lindenwood within reach all game. The Lions held a slim 5-3 advantage in shots on goal, and both teams attempted a trio of penalty corners. 

Rachuba and Gladden tallied the only four FSU shots, with all three shots on goal between the three resulting in goals. Senior goalkeeper Sierra Smizer played all 60 minutes in the cage and made one save.

Frostburg concludes the season and the Independents Championship Weekend on Sunday against the hosting Bellarmine Knights at 11 a.m.

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