Quakertown boys’ volleyball swept North Penn, 3-0 (25-20, 25-23, 25-21), on Wednesday. The Panthers are 2-2 in the SOL Continental and 3-2 overall. Xavier Villanueva had 27 assists for Quakertown. His favorite targets were: Dylan Flor (12 kills, one block, seven digs), Lucas Schan (seven kills, three blocks), Coulton Terry, (seven kills, two blocks), Mike Dierolf (six kills, five digs) and Zach Dierolf (one kill, one block, two digs). Defensively, Nick Wesley had 11 digs and Chris Chookagian added three digs and an ace.
Quakertown baseball put a six-spot on the board in the bottom of the sixth to rip Norristown, 11-1, on Wednesday. Jake Perrine and Chris Curry starred offensively for the Panthers. Both managed two hits and three RBI. John Lilley also roped two base hits against Norristown. Gunnar Horst had two RBI. Cooper Johnson picked up the win on the mound, going four innings and allowing the one run, which was unearned.
Luke Irons struck out nine over four innings, but more importantly, he drove in three as Central Bucks West baseball defeated visiting Quakertown, 8-3, on Tuesday. Thomas Spratt relieved Irons on the mound and pitched three scoreless innings for the win. Matt Peralta went 3-for-3 at the plate and scored two runs for the Bucks. CB West scored five in the bottom of the fifth to separate from the Panthers.
Quakertown boys’ tennis fell to Hatboro-Horsham, 5-2, on Monday. 1st singles: Nolan Pernia (Q) def. Rohan Varma (H), 2-6, 6-4, 6-4. 2nd singles: Ben Kron (H) def. Ryan Kinney (Q), 6-0, 6-1. 3rd singles: Elliot Barbell (H) def. Alec Buonanno (Q), 7-6, 6-4. 1st doubles: Evan Koch and Zach Kraus (Q) def. Tyler Abraham and Matt Boyle (H), 6-1, 6-4. 2nd doubles: Hatboro-Horsham won by forfeit. 3rd doubles: Luke Kevon and Rax Kron (H) def. Tyler Andreacchio and Ray McCarroll (Q), 6-0, 6-1. 4th doubles: Chris Frary and Caleb Kwon (H) def. Kasey Hill and Josh Starner (Q), 6-3, 4-6, 6-2.
Pennridge boys’ volleyball won at Quakertown, 3-0 (25-11, 25-21, 25-20), on Monday to improve to 4-0 on the season. Ram statistics: Brad Nase, 24 assists, seven digs, two aces; Jesse Smith, 12 assists, five digs; Ben Chinnici, 11 kills, three blocks; Devon Rice, eight kills, six digs, four aces; Brian Rosenberg, seven kills, seven digs; Sam Handy, five kills, two blocks; Brandon Greb, two kills, three blocks; and Max McVaugh, 10 digs, two aces. Panther statistics: Dylan Flor, seven kills; Coulton Terry, five kills, four blocks; Mike Dierolf, four kills; and Xavier Villanueva, 14 assists.
Pennridge boys’ volleyball placed second at Saturday’s Bobcat Invitational at Northeastern. The Rams fell to the host Bobcats, 21-17, 20-22, 15-10, in the championship game. Northeastern is the top-ranked team in Class AA in the state. On their way to the final, the Rams knocked off Seneca Valley (Class AAA seventh-ranked team), 11-15, 17-15, 15-13, and Parkland (Class AAA No. 4), 21-18, 24-26, 15-13, in the semifinals. “Pennridge played well all day while getting contributions from many players,” head coach Dave Childs said. “We ended up losing a close match with host Northeastern in the final after defeating three very good teams in the playoffs. We finished the tournament 13-4 overall.”
Quakertown boys’ volleyball beat William Tennent, 3-1 (25-16, 20-25, 25-20, 28-26), on Friday to improve to 2-1 overall. Mike Dierolf had 13 kills and six digs for the victorious Panthers. Dylan Flor had a double-double: 11 kills and 10 digs. Also, Lucas Schan had seven kills; Coulton Terry, six kills, one ace, five blocks, three digs; Xavier Villanueva, 30 assists, two blocks, three aces, seven digs; Jeff Prusch, nine digs; and Nick Wesley, 11 digs.
Pennridge boys’ volleyball turned back visiting Central Bucks East, 3-1 (25-11, 25-10, 22-25, 25-18), on Friday night. For the Rams, Bradley Nase amassed 28 assists, four kills, six digs and two blocks. Also contributing were: Devon Rice (nine kills, nine digs, three aces), Ben Chinnici (eight kills, eight digs, two blocks), Brian Rosenberg (six kills, four digs), Henry Savage (four kills, two blocks, six digs) and Max McVaugh (12 digs, five aces).
Pennridge boys’ volleyball handled Central Bucks South, 3-0 (25-9, 25-11, 25-16), on Wednesday. Almost all the Rams had a hand in the win, including: Bradley Nase, 18 assists; Jesse Smith, 12 assists; Ben Chinnici, five kills, two blocks; Sam Handy, three kills, four digs; Jon Long, four kills; Brandon Greb, three kills, two blocks; Brian Rosenberg, three kills, six digs, two aces; Connor McDonald, four kills, five digs, two aces; Austin Rush, 12 digs; and Caleb Pennell, six digs.
Central Bucks West boys’ volleyball took care of Quakertown, 3-0 (25-16, 25-20, 26-24), on Wednesday. For the Panthers, Coulton Terry had 13 kills, Dylan Flor 12, Lucas Schan four and Mike Dierolf three. Xavier Villanueva handed out 28 assists, and Nick Wesley and Jeff Prusch had nine and seven digs, respectively.