No. 3 Pennridge boys’ volleyball took down sixth-seeded William Tennent, 3-1 (25-12, 27-25, 23-25, 25-16), on Thursday in the district quarterfinals. Stats for Pennridge: Jesse Smith, 44 assists, two kills, six digs; Ben Chinnici, 22 kills, three aces; Josiah Friesen, 10 kills, four digs; Aaron Nelson, nine kills; Kevin Jones, five kills; Cross Edwards, two aces, six digs; and Austin Rush, 14 digs, four aces. The Rams moved to 16-3 on the season and will face No. 2 Pennsbury in the district semifinals on Tuesday at 6 p.m.
Ninth-seeded CB East boys’ lacrosse’s journey ended on Thursday in the district second round to No. 8 Conestoga, 14-6. The Patriots trailed 9-0 at the half and 12-1 after three quarters. Mike Ott, Owen Griffin, Connor Larkin, Ryan Brown, Quinn Mackenzie and Dylan Garr each scored one goal for CB East. Ott also won 12 of 23 faceoffs. Liam Rosenthal and Ian Mauer made eight and five saves, respectively, in goal. Bryan McIntosh had six ground balls and Larkin had four for the Patriots. Larkin forced three turnovers and Logan Nelsen forced two.
Quakertown boys’ lacrosse ended its season with a 20-9 setback at Bethlehem Catholic on Tuesday. Frank Claus tossed in five goals for the Panthers; Jeffrey Royall scored two, while Dom Giquinto and Zack Korpics each netted one. Claus, Liam Grubb, Scott Keck, Chase Oliver and Royall each had one assist. Gavin Hillaert won six faceoffs, and Grubb came up with five ground balls in front of goalie Chris Brady, who made 15 saves.
Pennridge baseball exploded for seven runs in the top of the 11th to sink Quakertown, 12-5, on Tuesday. Joe Robinson led the charge for the Rams, going 4-for-6 with three RBI. Andrew Fantaskey went 2-for-6 with three RBI and two runs scored, while Andrew Horne had three hits and Kyle Yoder two and two runs. Dan Long scored a pair from the leadoff spot. For the Panthers, Aaron Besch and Jake Wooden each knocked in two. Ian Kacergis stood out in relief for Pennridge. He pitched 7 2/3 innings of shutout baseball and fanned 10.
Ninth-seeded CB East boys’ lacrosse rallied from a third-quarter hole to down No. 24 Hatboro-Horsham, 10-8, on Tuesday in Holicong in the first round of the district tournament. Ryan Brown notched four goals for the Patriots; Owen Griffin added three. Liam Rosenthal registered nine saves in goal for CB East, while Griffin and Bryan McIntosh each came up with six ground balls. McIntosh also forced three turnovers. The Patriots will be on the road on Thursday to face eighth-seeded Conestoga in the second round.
Quakertown baseball couldn’t overcome five errors as the Panthers went down to Truman, 8-2, on Monday. Aaron Besch and Gunnar Horst had RBIs for Quakertown. Each team could muster only six hits. The Panthers used five pitchers and only five of the eight Truman runs were earned.
Pennridge boys’ track and field came in first as a team at Friday and Saturday’s SOL Continental Conference championships at CB South. Finishing first for the Rams were: Tucker Desko in the 1,600 in 4:19.62 and in the 800 in 1:55.19; the 4×100 of Carson VanHart, Owen Eisen, Matt Firuta and Josh Pinkney in 42.99; the 4×400 of Alex Dimon, Nico Araneta, Jeff Espinal and Ryan Benner in 3:24.83; Matt Moyer in the high jump in 6-3; and Griffin McMann in the shot put in 49-11.5 and in the discus in 141-4. Pennridge’s 4×800 of Solomon Araneta, Matt Eissler, Espinal and Desko was second in 7:49.82. Josh Pinkney (100 in 11.24) and Austin Howell (400 in 50.12) also placed second. Coming in third were: Eissler in the 1,600 in 4:27.28; John Nash in the 400 in 50.61; Matt Ludlow in the long jump in 21-2.25; and Riley LaRiviere in the shot put in 47-3.
Chris Palkovics went seven strong as CB South baseball beat Quakertown, 6-2, on Thursday. Palkovics surrendered just two unearned runs and struck out seven. He allowed three hits and walked a batter. Palkovics was backed by an offense led by Tommy Dugan, who went 2-for-3 with two RBI and one run scored. Kyle Rossi and Andrew Dietz each contributed two RBI, while Chad Steinberg scored a pair. Cooper Johnson absorbed the loss. Of the six runs he allowed in four innings, only one was earned. Lake Friday scored two runs for the Panthers.
Quakertown boys’ lacrosse scored a 4-3 victory at The Perkiomen School on Wednesday. Frank Claus, Scott Keck, Jeffrey Royall and Matt Cicchino each deposited one goal for the Panthers. Keck also had an assist. Chris Brady made 10 saves in goal. Gavin Hillaert won seven faceoffs, and Christian Morano picked up eight ground balls.
CB East boys’ lacrosse hammered Downingtown West, 17-5, on Wednesday. The Patriots led 9-3 at the half. Owen Griffin had a monster game with five goals and two assists; Ryan Brown contributed four goals and three assists. Alec Bracken and Logan Nelsen each added three goals. Mike Ott had a pair of assists. Ott also won 20 of 24 faceoffs. Griffin, Brown and Connor Larkin each managed five ground balls; Ryan Schmidt had four. Griffin and Larkin each forced three turnovers. CB East improved to 13-4 overall. Districts are up next.