Central Bucks South and Pennridge football combined for seven touchdowns on Friday night, all came on the ground. Joe Unangst scored three for the Rams, and Josh Adams scored three for the Titans. The difference? CB South quarterback Kevin Witchey’s 35-yard touchdown run on 4th and 15 about halfway through the second quarter, which turned the tide and helped the Titans to a 28-21 victory. Unangst finished with 228 yards on 29 carries, while Adams had 198 yards on 26 carries, including touchdown runs of one and 40 yards in the second half. Pennridge led, 21-14, at halftime.
Solebury School boys’ soccer captured its first win of the year in the Penn-Jersey League by blowing out New Jersey United Christian, 6-2, on Thursday. The Spartans led, 1-0, at the break. Milo Luciano had two goals and an assist for Solebury. Jose Prado-Schroder also had a pair of goals. Fred Shi found the back of the net, as well. Daniel Sheriff added an assist. The Spartans held a 20-5 advantage in shots. Gabe Kass made three saves. Solebury is 2-10 overall and 1-4 in the Penn-Jersey.
Solebury School girls’ soccer lost, 4-2, at home to New Foundations Charter School on Thursday. The Spartans led, 2-1, early in the second half before New Foundations came back for the win.
Solebury School cross country participated in a Penn-Jersey League meet at Life Center Academy on Thursday. The Solebury girls took first place with a total of 20 points. Top finishers were: senior captain Ilona Wilde, finishing first overall in a time of 21:54. Junior Emma Black finished third overall and second for Solebury in 22:20; senior captain Jessie Forest finished fourth overall in 22:28; and juniors Lina Freudenberg and Alexandra Morrow finished fifth and seventh overall, respectively. Villa Victoria finished behind the Lady Spartans with a total of 71 points. Solebury School is 6-0 in the Penn-Jersey League and 10-3 overall. The boys finished second overall with 53 points, just behind Doane Academy, which finished with 29 points. The Spartans beat NJUCA and Mercy, which finished with 73 and 132 points, respectively. Top finishers for Solebury were: junior Nick Lavery, finishing first for his team and fifth overall in 19:45; junior Robert Lagay, finishing sixth overall in 19:53; junior Curtis Thompson, finishing 13th overall; and freshmen Matt Moynihan and Andrei Benoliel, finishing 14th and 15th overall, respectively. Juniors Kyle Miller and Jeff Lin rounded out the top seven for the Spartans. The boys’ record currently stands at 8-3 in the Penn-Jersey League and 9-10 overall for the season.
Pennridge field hockey, with only one win to its credit heading into its season finale, shocked Quakertown, 3-2, on Thursday afternoon. The Panthers, who are seeded 26th in the upcoming District One Class AAA tournament, did score the final two goals in the contest, both off the stick of Emma McLaughlin, but it wasn’t enough. Larisa Motts had a goal and an assist for the Rams. Kellie Drugotch and Kirsten Moyer also scored, while Kari Moyer and Meghan Griffin added assists. Pennridge goalie Carly Wingate made 10 saves.
Pennridge girls’ volleyball swept Quakertown, 3-0 (25-13, 25-12, 25-19), on Wednesday. Katelyn Spieker amassed five kills and three blocks for the Panthers. Amanda Pursel had five kills and nine digs, and Lindsay Beck had eight digs. Jen Sterner contributed three kills, four digs and five assists, while Kerry Vanyo had 10 assists.
Pennridge boys’ water polo hosted Souderton on Senior Night Tuesday. The Rams were looking to avenge a 23-17 loss to the Indians in mid-September. Souderton started fast and jumped out to an early 6-2 lead after the first period. The Rams tightened their defense in the second period, allowing only two goals while scoring three to close the gap to 8-5 at halftime. The Pennridge defense continued to stifle the Indians, shutting them out in the second half while scoring three goals to battle back to an 8-8 tie and move the game into overtime. Pennridge scored two early goals in the first few minutes of OT, but Souderton found its offense and tied the game at 10-10. The Rams again took the lead, but the Indians scored the last two goals to win, 12-11.
Central Bucks South girls’ volleyball defeated Quakertown, 3-0 (25-14, 25-17, 25-20), on Monday. Lindsay Beck picked up 19 digs for the Panthers. Amanda Pursel had eight kills and four digs, and Katelyn Spieker had four kills and three digs. Jen Sterner had 12 assists, five digs, two aces and two kills.
Central Bucks South senior running back Josh Adams scored three touchdowns (two on the ground, one through the air) as the Titans football team defeated host Abington, 23-7, on Friday. Adams lugged the pigskin 35 times for 167 yards; he also caught a 30-yard scoring strike from Kevin Witchey in the first quarter. Witchey also did considerable damage on the ground, running for 89 yards on 16 carries. Mike Goldsworthy had two interceptions for the Titans; George Curtis had two sacks.
Pennridge boys’ water polo couldn’t get it going in a very important contest against LaSalle on Thursday. The two teams had played each other twice before, splitting two close games. It was a defensive struggle in the first period as both teams scored a goal. The offense opened up a bit in the second period with LaSalle taking a 5-3 lead. That lead doubled in the third period as the Explorers started to pull away to go up 9-5. The final period was all LaSalle as Pennridge couldn’t keep up with the Explorers offense and lost, 13-6. Nick Spehar led the Rams with three goals. The loss puts the Rams in jeopardy of qualifying for the state tournament.