Sha­l­away bros bat­tle it out in javelin

The Community Connection - - SPORTS - By Bill Arse­nault For Dig­i­tal First Me­dia

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 ATH­LET­ICS

Wake For­est’s Eli­jah Sha­l­away (Boyertown).

CHET WHITE - UK ATH­LET­ICS

Ken­tucky’s Ethan Sha­l­away (Boyertown).

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