CB South football’s season closed on Friday with a 21-14 setback to visiting Garnet Valley in the first round of the District One Class AAAAAA tournament. The Titans surrendered 14 fourth-quarter points to the Jaguars, including the game-winning score from Nick Juliano to Colin Davis from 12 yards out with 11 ticks left on the clock. CB South scored on its first drive as Sam Thompson lugged the pigskin in from 20 yards out. Garnet Valley came back to tie it at 7 in the second quarter. The game remained deadlock until Thompson found Jack Gardy for a 32-yard touchdown with 9:35 left in the third. With 3:40 remaining, Juliano hooked up with Davis from 14 yards out for the equalizer, and the Jaguars stunned the Titans late to move on to the second round and a date with No. 2 Neshaminy. Thompson finished with 83 yards on the ground on 23 carries. Casey Sloms was his top receiver with 72 yards on five catches. Matt Norris and Nate Norris led the CB South defense with 19 and 10 total tackles, respectively.
Solebury School boys’ cross country ran hard at the Penn-Jersey League championships on Thursday at New Jersey United Christian Academy, head coach Terri Miller reported. Devon Brewster was the first finisher for the Spartans, taking home a seventh-place medal. Brewster, fellow junior Andrei Benoliel, freshmen Erik Hallberg and Ken Guo, and sophomore Marshall Overhiser scored a total of 73 points. Despite three personal bests on the day, Solebury came in third overall as a team. Although the girls, Miller said, were missing one of their top runners because of injury, the Lady Spartans finished the day as the runners-up. Top finishers were seventh-grader Abby Salerno and freshman Maya Boreas, who took home second- and third-place medals, respectively. Junior Cally Kerrigan, senior Alexis Molgat and sophomore Sarah Waldon were the other scoring runners.
CB South football ended its regular season by ripping host William Tennent, 35-7, on Friday. The Titans scored four of their five touchdowns on the ground as Sam Thompson and Nate Norris each went in twice. Thompson also tossed a touchdown pass to Cole Braccio from nine yards out late in the second quarter to give CB South a 28-7 lead at the break. Casey Sloms hauled in four Thompson passes for 112 yards. Thompson finished with 79 yards on 10 carries. The Titans defense was anchored by Matt Norris with 14 total tackles. The Titans also registered two sacks and 8.5 tackles for loss.
Quakertown girls’ soccer’s season came to an end on Thursday night in the second round of districts. The Panthers fell to Downingtown West, 2-1, in penalty kicks to close their campaign at 14-1-4. The Quakertown goal was scored by Vic Sturgess, assisted by Sam Barkholtz in the 46th minute. The Downingtown West goal was netted by Sammie Sipes, assisted by Sydney Amparo in the 1st minute. “Quakertown outside backs Sam Ramsden and Julia Taylor played tremendous,” head coach Mike Koch said, “and Lauren Pursel was a calming presence after the goal was given up. Katie Crouthamel put Downingtown West under constant pressure. Carley Peacher and Melina Jagiello were a great pairing at center back. Next year looks promising with the return of Kyra Handel, Morgan Small, Haley Pursel, Grace Kave, Becah Fox, Madison Smith, Sam Barkholz and Melina Jagiello.”
George School boys’ cross country toppled host Solebury School, 15-44, on Tuesday. Jeff Love was the top finisher in a time of 17:13. The top finishers for the Spartans were: Devon Brewster, Erik Hallberg, Andrei Benoliel, Ken Guo and Marshall Overhiser. “Unfortunately,” Spartans head coach Terri Miller said, “neither Solebury School nor George School had enough girls to compete against each other officially.”
CB West girls’ volleyball was bounced from districts with Tuesday’s 3-1 (25-15, 21-25, 25-20, 25-17) setback to visiting Methacton. “They had the eagerness to win,” Bucks senior setter Kayla King said, “and that just wasn’t on our side of the court tonight.” CB West finished its campaign with an overall mark of 16-7. They went 12-6 in the Suburban One League (SOL) National Conference, good for third place. It was also an historic season for Kailey Prall and King. Prall recorded her 1,000th career dig in CB West’s sweep at Lower Merion on Oct. 8. King notched her 2,000th career assist in the Bucks’ 3-0 win at Pennridge on Oct. 14. Both milestones are firsts for CB West. On Tuesday, Prall had 20 digs, second only to Mackenzie Brooks’ 22. King had 25 assists and 18 digs, while Katie Hudson had 14 kills and 17 digs. Grace Manganelli also reached double-digit digs with 12. The Bucks amassed nine aces; Hudson and King each served three. Brooks also tallied eight kills. “You never want to see your seniors leave this way,” head coach Todd Miller said. “You just don’t. It’s tough.”
CB South girls’ volleyball lost its opener in districts to Upper Dublin, 3-1 (25-20, 22-25, 25-23, 25-21), on Tuesday. Stats for CB South: Megan Manderson, six aces, 20 kills, 20 digs; Morgan McCrory, two kills, 34 digs; Alyssa Dallmer, seven kills, 13 digs; Isabel Miller, three aces, five kills, 19 digs; Kelly Danyluk, 36 assists, 10 digs; Julia Dennis, five kills, three blocks, eight digs; and Sydney Hauser, three kills, one block. “These girls fought for every point, not just tonight, but for every single point this season,” head coach Kurt Godfrey said. “I couldn’t be prouder of them. Tonight was a battle and I don’t know if I have ever been involved in a match with such long rallies. The scores were close, but the games were even closer than the scores showed. Upper Dublin is a good team with a great coach and I wish them the best for the rest of their season. Megan Manderson had a huge night for us and racked up 20 kills. This matches her season high, and I know how much this match meant to her and all our other seniors. Morgan McCrory was our backbone tonight, as usual, and she dominated our defensive effort all night long. She will certainly wake up with some bruises tomorrow morning from diving all around. Our juniors had a great night for us, too, and it leaves us really excited. We have some amazing talent coming back and our juniors are already excited to see what they are made of for next season. Alyssa Dallmer had a nice night at the net and on defense for us. Julia and Isabel chipped in with five kills each and added a few aces and digs to go along with their kills. We didn’t get the W tonight, but we played relatively well. We made some big mistakes, but we rallied out of some big holes, as well. We will take all the progress we’ve made this season and build on it for next year.”
Solebury School boys’ cross country lost to the Hun School, 22-33, on Friday. The Spartans were led by Devon Brewster, Andrei Benoliel, Erik Hallberg, Marshall Overhiser and Jake Schmukler. “Unfortunately,” head coach Terri Miller said, “the Lady Spartans were nursing many injuries and couldn’t field enough runners to compete.”
CB South football came back to defeat visiting Pennridge, 21-14, on Friday. Jagger Hartshorn found Ryan Cuthbert for a 19-yard scoring strike less than halfway through the first quarter to give the Rams a 7-0 lead. The Titans answered as Sam Thompson went to Tyler Watson for a 30-yard touchdown more than three minutes later. Pennridge went back in front on a Hartshorn 16-yard scoring run with 2:48 remaining in the half. CB South responded as the horn sounded on the first half when Thompson hooked up with Casey Sloms from 24 yards out. The extra-point try was no good. With five minutes left in the third, the Titans scored the decisive touchdown as Thompson passed to Cole Braccio who ran into the end zone from eight yards away. Thompson went to Watson for the two-point conversion. Thompson was the star of the game, rushing for 131 yards on 24 carries and tossing three touchdown passes. Hartshorn led the Rams with 79 yards on 16 carries. Defensively for the Titans, Matt Norris had 11 total tackles, including one of CB South’s three sacks. Ryan Watson had an interception.
It was a tough day for New Hope girls’ tennis on Thursday at the District One Class AA doubles championships at Legacy. In the quarterfinals, Larissa Borys and Chloe Miller lost to Sacred Heart’s Marcella Marino and Emily Robinson, 6-4, 7-6, and fellow Lions Morgan Grabarz and Catherine Donahue were defeated by Lower Moreland’s Sofie Arno and Rebecca Belenky, 6-4, 6-2.