Shalaway bros battle it out in javelin
The Shalaway brothers Elijah and Ethan went head-to-head in the javelin throw at the East Preliminary Round on May 24-26 in Tampa, Fla.
Wake Forest sophomore Elijah finished 16th with a toss of 203 feet, 10 inches. Kentucky senior Ethan was 17th with a heave of 203 feet, 9 inches, one inch less than his younger brother.
The Shalaways, both Boyertown Area grads, didn’t advance to the NCAA Championships this week in Eugene, Ore. They also squared off in the East Preliminary Round last year, Ethan finishing ninth in 218 feet, 6 inches and going on to finish 22nd in the Nationals with a 213 foot, 4 inch effort. Elijah finished 37th with a toss of 186 feet, 10 inches.
Left-hander Elijah’s season best effort this spring came in the Penn Relays on April 26-28 in Philadelphia when he had a toss of 217 feet, 10 inches. He finished fifth in the Atlantic Coast Conference Championship May 10-12 in Coral Gables, Fla. with a heave of 213 feet, 6 inches.
Right-hander Ethan finished eighth in the Southeast Conference Championships with a toss of 212 feet 1 inch. He spent the 2014 and 2015 seasons at Pittsburgh before transferring to Kentucky. He finished 43rd in the East Preliminary Round as a sophomore and 15th as a freshman for the Panthers.
CHRIS KACHMAR (UPPER PERKIOMEN) » The 6-foot2, 178-pound junior righthander finished with a 3-3 record in 12 games and 11 starts with one complete game for the Lipscomb baseball team, the Bison finishing 24-30 overall and was 1-2 in the Atlantic Sun Conference after losing 7-6 to North Florida on May 25 in Jacksonville, Fla. Kachmar had a 4.43 earned run average. In 65 innings, he gave up 67 hits and 35 runs, 32 earned, with 26 walks and a team-high 66 strikeouts. He spent the previous two seasons at Palm Beach Community College.
BEKAH SLATTERY (DANIEL BOONE) » The Lock Haven junior pitcher was named to the Division II Collegiate Commissioner’s Association All-American honorable mention list in softball it was announced on May 23. Earlier, the left-hander was named to the DII CCA All-Atlantic Region first team, the National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-Atlantic Region team and was PSAC Central Pitcher of the Year and a first-team pick. Slattery finished with a 20-7 record for the 38-14 Bald Eagles with a 1.60 earned run average and 219 strikeouts. DAULTON WEEKS (BOYERTOWN) » The senior third baseman was named to the Conference Commissioner’s Association Division II All American second team on May 21 for his outstanding play with the 35-19 South Carolina-Aiken baseball team. Earlier, the 6-foot, 200-pounder was named to the Peach Belt Conference first team. Weeks hit .343 (74-for-216) with a team-high 15 doubles, a triple and a team-high 14 home runs. He also led the Pacers with 57 runs batted and was second in ruins scored with 45.
Wake Forest’s Elijah Shalaway (Boyertown).
Kentucky’s Ethan Shalaway (Boyertown).