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.
CB South boys’ volleyball defeated La Salle, 3-2 (26-24, 25-17, 16-25, 12-25, 15-12), Tuesday on Senior Recognition Night. Stats for CB South: Tyler Grochowski, one kill, five digs; Jack Mayhew, two aces, nine kills, seven blocks, 15 digs; Mark Macios, one kill, five blocks, six digs, 31 assists; Justin Koren, three aces, 19 kills, nine blocks, five digs; and David Lulko, one ace, 14 digs.
Tyler Guidos nearly threw a no-hitter for Quakertown baseball against CB East on Tuesday evening. Guidos yielded one hit and one unearned run in the Panthers’ 2-1 victory over the Patriots. Guidos needed only 71 pitches to go the distance. He struck out three and didn’t walk a batter. Lake Friday and Aaron Besch had the RBIs for Quakertown.
CB East boys’ lacrosse walloped Souderton, 12-2, on Tuesday to win the SOL Continental championship with a 10-2 record (12-4 overall). Against the Indians, the Patriots posted a shutout, 7-0, in the first half. Owen Griffin scored three goals and added an assist. Logan Nelsen had two goals and two assists, while Ryan Schmidt and Ryan Brown each scored a pair. Liam Rosenthal and Henry Ruddell split time in goal, finishing with five and four saves, respectively. Connor Larkin scooped up five ground balls; Bryan McIntosh had three. CB East will return to the field on Wednesday at 4 p.m. to face Downingtown West.
CB West boys’ volleyball handled CB South, 3-0 (25-11, 25-13, 25-19), on Monday. Stats for CB South: Mark Macios, two kills, three digs, 17 assists; Jack Mayhew, five kills, three blocks, eight digs; and Justin Koren, seven kills, five blocks, three digs.
Quakertown boys’ volleyball eased past Cheltenham, 3-0 (25-12, 25-19, 25-17), on Monday. Stats for Quakertown: Mike Dierolf, 15 kills, five digs, two aces; Zach Dierolf, 11 kills, two aces, one block; Graham Wilson, five kills, three blocks, one ace; Chris Cowan, three kills, one ace; Logan Spieker, seven kills, four aces; Drew Stout, 38 assists, two aces; Zac Mahler, four digs; and Kevin Finlayson, two digs.