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Panthers edge rival Rams

Quakertown boys’ tennis eked out a 4-3 victory over Pennridge on Tuesday. 1st singles: Nolan Pernia (Q) def. Steve Mehlbaum (P), 6-0, 6-1. 2nd singles: Mike Kelsall (Q) def. Adam Rapinski (P), 6-1, 6-4. 3rd singles: Alec Buonanno (Q) def. Neil Frings (P), 6-2, 6-4. 1st doubles: Gordon Blaxwell and Zach Alexander (P) def. Evan Koch and Zach Kraus (Q), 1-6, 6-2, 6-4. 2nd doubles: Alex Cope and Andrew Chant (P) def. Ryan Kinney and Tyler Andreacchio (Q), 6-0, 6-4. 3rd doubles: Jake Shollenberger and Ryan Alexander (P) def. J.R. Ebersole and Ray McCarroll (Q), 6-3, 6-4. 4th doubles: Randy Stenson and Kasey Hill (Q) def. Jack Malcolm and Austin Lare (P), 6-4, 6-4.

Panthers sweep Titans in opener

Quakertown boys’ volleyball defeated CB South, 3-0 (25-19, 25-16, 25-17), in the SOL Continental opener for both squads on Monday night. Panthers setter Xavier Villanueva had 27 assists and three aces. Six Panthers had at least two kills. They were: Coulton Terry (eight kills, five blocks), Dylan Flor (seven kills, one block, two aces), Mike Dierolf (six kills, one block), Lucas Schan (five kills, two blocks), Zach Dierolf (three kills, one ace) and Chris Cowan (two kills). Defensively, Nick Wesley had seven digs.

Panthers overwhelm Norristown

Quakertown girls’ lacrosse crushed Norristown, 19-7, on Monday. Taylor Kishbaugh scored a whopping seven goals for the Panthers. Kayla Donnelly added three, and Brooklyn Law and Sarah Townsend each netted two. Cayla Metzger chipped in three assists, while Kellyn Neville and Law each had two. Donnelly was a force defensively for Quakertown. She had four interceptions and three forced turnovers. Alisa Robinson had two interceptions, and Alison Schlicher managed two forced turnovers. Morgan Craighead had 17 saves (on 24 shots) for the Panthers.

Panthers capture Red Rover crown

Quakertown boys’ volleyball is off to a great start. The Panthers won the Red Rover Invitational Tournament on Saturday in Easton. The fourth seed heading into the playoffs, Quakertown won its quarterfinal match, 2-0, over William Allen; its semifinal match, 2-0, over Council Rock South; and downed Liberty, 2-1 (22-25, 25-22, 17-15), in the final. Panther stats for the tournament: Xavier Villanueva, 138 assists; Dylan Flor, 64 kills; Coulton Terry, 36 kills; Mike Dierolf, 25 kills; Lucas Schan, 24 kills; Chris Cowan, eight kills; Zach Dierolf, eight kills; Nick Wesley, 58 digs; and Jeff Prusch, 18 digs.

Panthers ease past Springfield

Quakertown boys’ tennis rolled over Springfield, 5-2, on Thursday. 1st singles: Nolan Pernia (Q) def. Zachary Harley (S), 6-1, 6-2. 2nd singles: Mike Kelsall (Q) def. Kyle Bookman (S), 6-3, 6-4. 3rd singles: Alec Buonanno (Q) def. Igor McVeogh (S), 6-1, 7-5. 1st doubles: Evan Koch and Zach Kraus (Q) def. Sasha McVeogh and Will Schmidt (S), 6-3, 6-2. 2nd doubles: Billy Brunt and Joe Massa (S) def. Ryan Kinney and Ray McCarroll (Q), 6-4, 6-3. 3rd doubles: Nasir Kasumo and Ben Zimmerman (S) def. Tyler Andreacchio and J.R. Ebersole (Q), 6-4, 4-6, 10-5. 4th doubles: Randy Stenson and Kasey Hill (Q) def. Jared Massa and Joe Delmar (S), 6-4, 7-6.

Panthers push aside Upper Perk

Quakertown boys’ tennis drilled Upper Perkiomen, 7-0, on Tuesday. 1st singles: Nolan Pernia (Q) def. Cooper Wnjut (UP), 6-3, 6-0. 2nd singles: Mike Kelsall (Q) def. Jim Souder (UP), 6-0, 6-2. 3rd singles: Alec Buonanno (Q) def. Evan Lutz (UP), 6-2, 6-0. 1st doubles: Evan Koch and Zach Kraus (Q) def. Austn Geuss and Josh Wolfe (UP), 6-2, 6-2. 2nd doubles: Ryan Kinney and Ray McCarroll (Q) def. Justin Weber and Ray Geiger (UP), 6-4, 7-5. 3rd doubles: Tyler Andreacchio and J.R. Ebersole (Q) def. Jay Vogel and Devin Howe (UP), 1-6, 6-3, 6-3. 4th doubles: Randy Stenson and Kasey Hill (Q) def. Paul Chapelle and Steve Christman (UP), 4-6, 6-4, 6-1.

Rams stun Reading in states

Pennridge boys’ basketball won its first-ever state playoff game in a 61-59 thriller over District Three third-place Reading on Saturday at Wilson-West Lawn. The Rams outscored Reading, 19-13, in the fourth quarter and will move on to play Plymouth-Whitemarsh on Wednesday evening at Spring-Ford in the state second round. Against Reading, Joe Molettiere and Zach Muredda each netted 18 points; Dan Long had 14 and Joe Unangst seven for the victors.

Rams finish fifth in district

Pennridge boys’ basketball took fifth in District One Class AAAA after squashing Lower Merion, 58-36, on Friday night. The Rams shut out Lower Merion, 12-0, in the third quarter and won the second half, 33-10. Dan Long (18 points), Zach Muredda (17) and Joe Molettiere (15) led the offensive charge for Pennridge, which improved to 24-4 overall. The Rams will play Reading on March 7 in the first round of states.

Rams triumph in triple overtime

Pennridge boys’ basketball needed triple overtime to down Methacton, 90-79, in a playback for fifth place in the District One Class AAAA tournament on Wednesday evening. The Rams rallied back from a 34-25 halftime hole to force OT. Pennridge junior Dan Long led all scorers with 29 points. Zach Muredda added 24 and Joe Molettiere 23 in the victory. The Rams, at 23-4 overall, will host Lower Merion on Friday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m., for fifth place.