CB South football concluded its season with a 33-7 triumph over Souderton on Friday. Quarterback Sam Thompson was responsible for all five Titan touchdowns. He ran four in, finishing with 68 yards on 15 carries. He also connected with Tommy Connell from one yard out in the second quarter. CB South’s Nick Giorgi picked up 145 yards on 22 carries to lead the Titans’ ground attack. On the defensive side, Matt Hemsley finished with 13 total tackles; Luke Kohler had 10. Tyler Watson and Charles McMeekin each added an interception.
Pennridge boys’ water polo beat Governor Mifflin, 15-9, on Tuesday to put the Rams in the state quarterfinals on Friday. Pennridge will face Cumberland Valley at 5 p.m. at Wilson-West Lawn. Junior Jeffrey Swartz, junior Villiam Haidari and sophomore Josh Yardley led the Rams with three goals apiece at Governor Mifflin. Junior Jakob Aigeldinger defended the Rams’ goal with 12 saves and two steals. Senior Aaron Lionetti added to the defensive effort with three steals and a field block for the Rams. Last weekend was the Eastern Conference championships where Swartz also had a strong showing in the qualifying game against Wissahickon, scoring six goals. He led the Rams to a 16-11 victory over the Trojans. “It is very exciting to see the boys get to this point in the season,” head coach Ken Vincent said. “The regular season was very competitive, and we have developed significantly as a team and we are in a good position to move forward in the state championships. This is a result of the hard work and teamwork that each of the athletes has shown through the season. Senior captains Callum Malcolm, Tommy Schneider and Jake Dearborn have done a great job of bringing this team together during the season. I am proud of what they have accomplished thus far, and I am excited for the opportunity to compete for the state championship this weekend.”
Jeffrey Swartz prepares to fire away at the goal at the Eastern Conference championships on Saturday.
Photograph by Tom Schneider
CB South football suffered a 27-9 setback to Pennsbury at home on Friday. The Falcons led, 20-3, after three quarters. The Titans were up, 3-0, early in the second quarter when Stephen Iannuzzi booted through a 25-yard field goal; however, the Falcons’ Mike Alley had a hand in three straight Pennsbury touchdowns, the first two through the air, the third on the ground, to give the visitors a commanding lead. CB South quarterback Sam Thompson connected with Iannuzzi on an eight-year touchdown about halfway through the fourth quarter to slice the deficit to 20-9, but Alley responded with a 52-yard keeper for a touchdown 44 seconds later to set the final score. Joe Bechta had 97 yards on 15 carries to pace the Titans’ ground game. Nate Norris had a monster game on defense for CB South. He finished with 16 total tackles and 1.5 tackles for loss. Luke Kohler had 10 total tackles, while Sean Gaida had 1.5 sacks and Tyler Watson forced a fumble and blocked a punt.
Solebury School’s London Green placed second overall in 17:55 for the boys in the Penn-Jersey League cross country championship meet on Thursday. Five of the Spartans’ six runners PR’d. Nick Lavery finished fourth overall in 19:13. Andrei Benoliel, Kyle Miller and Devin Matchett also scored for Solebury, which finished with a combined total of 74 points, good for second as a team behind Doane Academy’s 70 points. The Spartan girls, already down one of their top runners with a knee injury, began the race with only six runners. Solebury lost a top runner, A.J. Bonneau, early in the race. Despite that, three of the Spartans’ five remaining runners finished in the top 10, taking home medals as well as PRs. Alexandra Morrow was second overall in 25:20, Alexis Molgat was eighth and Cally Kerrigan was ninth. Caitlin Miller and Sarah Waldon finished 14th and 15th, respectively, giving Solebury a combined total of 48 points, good for third behind Doane Academy’s 35 points and Villa Victoria’s 40.
Solebury School field hockey ended its 2015 campaign on Tuesday with an 8-0 loss at Friends Select in Philadelphia. Friends Select scored five goals in the first half and added three more in the second half.
Pennridge football erased a 17-7 halftime deficit to topple visiting CB South, 28-17, on Friday in East Rockhill. Quarterback DeVon Balmer had a hand in both Ram third-quarter touchdowns: he found Connor Hansen from 28 yards out at the 8:46 mark, and then ran it in from 36 yards out more than three minutes later. Judens Desrosiers scored a 12-yard touchdown late in the fourth quarter to give Pennridge its winning margin. Titans quarterback Sam Thompson and Stephen Iannuzzi hooked up for an 81-yard touchdown late in the first quarter and Nate Norris scored on the ground from eight yards out about halfway through the second to account for CB South’s two touchdowns. Balmer was the leading rusher for the Rams with 91 yards on 14 carries. He also threw two touchdowns. He connected with Dan Hockman on a 36-yard score more than halfway through the first quarter to help give Pennridge an early 7-0 lead.
Solebury School field hockey slipped to The Hun School, 6-2, on Wednesday at home. The Hun School led, 4-1, at halftime. Solebury’s Denia Campbell had an unassisted goal in the first half. “The Hun School scored again in the second half only to have the Spartans get some momentum when Sofia Giangrasso scored to bring the game to within reach,” head coach Peter Schuyler said. “The teams continued to trade shots on goal until the visitors put another one in the net.”
New Hope-Solebury’s doubles team of Lynn Ferro and Larissa Borys lost its first match Wednesday in the District One Class AA championship at Legacy in Philadelphia. The Lions fell to Octorara’s Erin Lomboy and Kelly Lomboy, 6-0, 6-2.
Solebury School cross country hosted Pennington School on Tuesday for its final scheduled meet of the season. For the boys, Pennington’s Ian Moini finished first overall ahead of Solebury junior London Green, who was second in 19:11. The Spartans also took third, fifth, sixth, seventh, ninth and 10th. Finishers for Solebury were Nick Lavery, Andrei Benoliel, Devon Brewster, Devin Matchett, Kyle Miller and Jeff Lin, respectively, giving the Spartans the win with 23 points to Pennington’s 36. Alexandra Morrow was the top finisher for the Solebury girls. She was fifth overall in 27:14. A.J. Bonneau was behind her in sixth, Cally Kerrigan was eighth, Alexis Molgat ninth, Caitlin Miller 13th and Sarah Waldon 14th. The Spartan girls lost to Pennington, 17-40. The Spartans will now gear up for the league championships next week at Fern Hill Park.
Pennridge girls’ volleyball was too much for Quakertown, 3-0, on Tuesday. The Rams finished their SOL Continental campaign at 7-5; the Panthers went winless in the conference at 0-12.