The CB East boys’ track team continued its medal-winning ways while earning awards in five events during the Greater Philadelphia Track and Field Coaches meet at the Glen Mills School on Saturday. Top honors on the track went to the first-place distance medley relay team of Josh Goetz, Pranav Laxman, Dylan McKeever and David Endres. Two Patriot relays picked up silver medals, including the 4×800-meter relay squad of Carlos Velez, Thomas Jordon, Sean Lahetta and Marc Motter, and the 4×400-meter relay team of Matt Eisenlord, Louis Kettelberger, Gavin Zander and Ata Shahideh. In the field events, Ryan Mill took first place in the pole vault, while Luke McDonnell claimed a fifth-place medal in the triple jump.
Pennridge boys’ basketball improved to 10-1 in the SOL Continental and 16-3 overall with Friday’s 72-60 victory over North Penn. The Rams led, 40-32, at halftime and increased their advantage with a 13-8 third quarter. Pennridge put five players in double figures: Max Wagner (19 points), Dan Long (16), Stephen Lowry (12), DeVon Balmer (10) and Ryan Cuthbert (10). Next up for the Rams is a meeting with host Souderton at 5 p.m. Monday.
Faith Christian girls’ basketball has had Phil-Mont Christian’s number this season. The Lions toppled Phil-Mont for the second time on Friday, eclipsing the BAL Constitution leader, 48-41, behind a 17-8 fourth quarter. Ashley Forker and Maddy Brodish finished with 15 and 14 points, respectively, to push Faith. Ashley Parylak chipped in nine points (two threes) and Kirah Brown had six. The Lions shot 15 for 18 from the line. Faith is 13-4 overall and 10-3 in the BAL with a full week ahead. The Lions play every day but Friday and end the week at undefeated New Hope at 5 p.m. Saturday.
CB East girls’ basketball won on its Senior Night, defeating SOL Continental foe Quakertown, 39-28, on Friday evening. The Panthers took an 8-2 lead in the first quarter, but the Patriots responded by grabbing a 10-7 lead after one and taking a 24-16 advantage into halftime. Bridget Birkhead scored 11 for CB East. Bailey McManus added 10, and Kyra Scaliti and Grace Stewart each had six. For Quakertown, Maggie Garlick and Olivia Morano each managed eight points, while Meghan Klee had seven.
Quakertown wrestling lost to Downingtown East, 44-20, in the first round of the District Duals in Class AAA on Thursday. 160: Jude McDowell (DE) def. Nick Basile (Q), 5-2 decision. 170: Alec Horne (DE) def. Max Russell (Q), fall in 0:45. 182: Brent Czajkowski (DE) def. Noah Wood (Q), 7-5 decision. 195: Nick Bonomo (Q) def. Josh Wileczek (DE), fall in 3:00. 220: Gavin Caroff (Q) def. Owen Morris (DE), 8-3 decision. 285: Brendan McGinley (DE) def. Justin Correa (Q), 5-3 decision. 106: Lukas Richie (DE) def. Josh Stahl (Q), 16-3 major decision. 113: James Strommer (DE) def. Corey Cope (Q), 8-0 major decision. 120: Brett Horne (DE) def. Trent Nielsen (Q), technical fall in 4:40. 126: Praneeth Ramesh (DE) def. Daulton Kline (Q), 9-0 major decision. 132: Wade Cummings (DE) def. Charles Witman (Q), fall in 0:43. 138: Nik Zimmerman (DE) def. Nicholas Hadley (Q), fall in 2:53. 145: Tanner Seislove (Q) def. Jake Neubaum (DE), technical fall in 4:55. 152: James Tulio (Q) def. Jack Clay (DE), fall in 2:59.
Salisbury used a decisive second half to beat Palisades boys’ basketball, 54-40, on Thursday in Colonial League play. The Pirates were outscored, 29-14, in the final 16 minutes. Jack Reichenbach, Jaxon Costello and Dylan Belletiere each had 12 points for the Falcons. Austin Krauss led Palisades with 13.
CB East boys’ basketball took it to New Foundations, 55-34, on Thursday. The Patriots controlled the second half, winning it 29-12. CB East was fantastic from three-point land, where the Patriots converted nine of 20. Matt Pattyson hit three threes for his team-high 12 points; he added five steals. Justin O’Neil went for 11 points (two threes) and eight rebounds. Tommy Strasburger accumulated six points and five assists, while Blake Peterson blocked three shots. CB East is 12-7 overall.
A day after dropping a heartbreaker to North Penn, CB West girls’ basketball returned to the win column with a 33-31 victory over Souderton on Wednesday. The Bucks took a 22-17 lead into the second half. Maggie Rakowsky had 12 points and six rebounds for CB West. Makenzie Mason had seven points, 11 rebounds and four steals.
Behind Meghan Klee’s 15 points, Quakertown girls’ basketball roughed up Pottstown, 44-20, on Wednesday. The Panthers outscored Pottstown, 29-8, in the second and third quarters combined. Jill Martin helped out with eight points and Marina Cooke added six for Quakertown.
Quakertown wrestling more than doubled up CB South, 51-24, on Wednesday. 106: Josh Stahl (Q) def. Thomas Russo (CBS), fall in 1:08. 113: Corey Cope (Q) def. Dylan Peniston (CBS), 6-0 decision. 120: Raymond Calderaio (CBS) def. Trent Nielsen (Q), fall in 2:21. 126: Daulton Kline (Q) def. Thomas Nguyen (CBS), fall in 0:49. 132: Kyle Murphy (CBS) def. Charles Witman (Q), fall in 1:23. 138: Nicholas Hadley (Q) def. Peter DeMallie (CBS), fall in 3:27. 145: Tanner Seislove (Q) def. Matthew Gorman (CBS), 6-2 decision. 152: Valentin Bogachev (CBS) def. James Tulio (Q), fall in 1:32. 160: Nick Basile (Q) def. Giovanni Marrero (CBS), 5-2 decision. 170: Luke Kohler (CBS) def. Max Russell (Q), fall in 3:23. 182: Noah Wood (Q) def. Chase Curtis (CBS), fall in 1:22. 195: Nick Bonomo (Q) def. Noah Gifford (CBS), fall in 4:33. 220: Gavin Caroff (Q) def. Ben Bernhauser (CBS), fall in 0:46. 285: Justin Correa (Q) won by forfeit.