Manchester Valley's Leisher wins state cross country title; South Carroll boys soccer falls

  • Fallston's Joe Otenasek makes a move to get around South Carroll's Nick Ellis during Saturday's Class 2A state semifinal game at Bel Air High School. The Cougars won in sudden death overtime to advance to the state title game.
Fallston's Joe Otenasek makes a move to get around South… (MATT BUTTON | AEGIS STAFF,…)
November 10, 2013|Baltimore Sun Media Group

Manchester Valley's Katie Leisher won an individual state cross country championship Saturday at McDaniel College.

Leisher's time of 19:30.9 beat Jesse Narr, of Cambridge/South Dorchester, by one minute, 16 seconds in Class 1A. Manchester Valley finished sixth overall.

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With five minutes left in sudden-death overtime of Saturday's 2A boys soccer state semifinal between Fallston and South Carroll, Fallston's Chris Grant scored on a free kick to give the Cougars a 2-1 victory.

South Carroll and Fallston had been tied, 1-1, in the semifinal at Bel Air High since South Carroll scored a game-tying goal in the 32nd minute of the first half.

"I really got lucky, because the ball played to me was just perfect," Grant said. "It landed right at my feet, I got a good look at the goal, and it just went in. It feels so good to win a game like this."

The game's first goal came at the 15-minute mark, when Fallston's Jordan Greenwood headed in a cross to give the Cougars a 1-0 edge.

South Carroll's Tyler Britt scored on a free kick with eight minutes left before halftime.

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