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Rams capture SOL Continental

Pennridge boys’ volleyball celebrated Senior Night by beating Souderton, 3-1 (17-25, 25-17, 25-19, 25-16), and clinching the SOL Continental Conference championship with a 14-1 mark on Friday. Stats for Pennridge: Jesse Smith, 45 assists, 13 digs, two aces, two blocks; Aaron Nelson, six kills, two blocks; Jon Bedillion, three kills, six digs; Ryan Spangler, three kills; Sam Cullen, two kills; Caleb Pennell, 11 digs, two aces; Austin Rush, eight digs; and Jeremy Baum, seven digs.

Pitching carries Panthers in 11

Quakertown needed 11 innings to get by Hatboro-Horsham, 3-2, on Thursday. Cooper Johnson went the first seven for the Panthers, allowing only one unearned run and striking out six. Devyn Bard went the next three, yielding one run and punching out two, and Tyler Guidos closed out the game by pitching a scoreless 11th. He fanned a pair. Guidos and Viktor Morelock each had two base knocks. The Hatters committed seven errors; the Panthers had zero.

Titans dominate on Senior Night

CB South girls’ lacrosse powered past visiting CR South, 16-3, on Senior Night. Kasey Dietzel led the Titans with five goals and four draw controls. Courtney Taylor had three goals, two assists and two draw controls, while Courtney Dietzel had two goals, three assists and five draw controls. Kristen Berntsen and Tori Wigand each managed two goals. Hayley Montana and Molly Sullivan each had one goal. Goalie Erin Putnam made 13 saves.

Patriots rough up Bucks

CB East boys’ lacrosse made up for its setback to CB West in early April by routing the Bucks, 14-2, on Thursday in Holicong. The Patriots led 14-0 after three quarters. Owen Griffin’s four goals paced the home team. Ryan Brown had three, and Mike Ott and Ryan Stout each found the back of the cage twice. Ott won 14 of 18 faceoffs, and Liam Rosenthal made five saves in goal. Bryan McIntosh and Logan Nelsen each picked up five ground balls for CB East, while Stout and Griffin each scooped up three. Brown had two, as well as a team-high four forced turnovers. McIntosh was credited with two forced turnovers. The Patriots are now 11-4 overall and 9-2 in the SOL Continental; the Bucks are 12-4 and 7-3.

Patriots gather hardware

The CB East boys’ track and field team collected 12 medals at the Helman Invitational meet at Pennridge on Thursday. First-place finishers included: Alex Parasky in the long jump and Jake Brophy in the 3,200-meter run. Silver medals went to: Ryan Mill in the pole vault; Josh Goetz in the 3,200; Parasky in the high jump; the 4×100-meter relay team of Parasky, Myles King, Jake Zosulis and Alex Gibson; the 4×400 relay of John Brophy, Harrison Dalsass, Marc Motter and Jake Brophy; and the 4×100 thrower relay of Brendan Drew, Matt Brown, Cieran Rody and Justin Maltz. Bronze medalists included: King in the 100; John Brophy in the 400; Evan Becker in the long jump; and the 4×800 relay of Carlos Velez, Russell Curtis, Declan Earles and Matt Eisenlord.

Pennridge hosts Helman meet

Pennridge welcomed 10 other track and field teams, both boys and girls, to Thursday’s Helman Memorial Track and Field Meet. In attendance were: Abington Friends (AF), CB East (CBE), CB South (CBS), CB West (CBW), Christopher Dock (CD), CR North (CRN), New Hope-Solebury (NH), Pennridge (P), Plumstead Christian (PC), Souderton (S) and Western Wayne (WW). Boys’ first-place winners follow: 300 (Adam Smoluk, CBS), 39.81; 4×800 (Jeff Espinal, Jared Pleibel, Andrew Saville, Solomon Araneta, P), 8:22.30; 100 (Josh Pinkney, P), 10.94; 1,600 (Matt Eissler, P), 4:27.34; 4×100 (Carson VanHart, Owen Eisen, Matt Firuta, Josh Pinkney, P), 42.52; 400 (Jake Claricurzio, CBW), 50.81; 110 (Josh Wolfe, CD), 15.30; 800 (Tucker Desko, P), 1:54.77; 200 (Christian Bobowicz, CBW), 21.81; 3,200 (Jake Brophy, CBE), 9:34.01; 4×400 (Alex Dimon, Jeff Espinal, Matt Eissler, Solomon Araneta, P), 3:27.10; 4×100 throwers (P); shot put (Riley LaRiviere, P), 46-7.5; discus (Riley LaRiviere, P), 144-6; javelin (Jamie Fitzsimmons, CBW), 140-2; long jump (Alex Parasky, CBE), 21-4.5; triple jump (Adam Smoluk, CBS), 42-11.5; high jump (Matt Moyer, P), 6-0; and pole vault (Cole Rupert, CD), 13-3. Girls’ first-place winners follow: 300 (Jess Milligan, P), 45.93; 4×800 (Abbey Iafolla, Annie Senour, Hannah Morris, Kieran Hutchinson, CBE), 9:52.55; 100 (Kouri Peace, P), 11.85; 1,600 (Monika Brill, P), 5:21.29; 4×100 (CBS), 48.16; 400 (Savannah Herring, NH), 1:00.20; 800 (Juliet Ryan, P), 2:20.40; 200 (Kouri Peace, P), 23.60; 3,200 (Monika Brill, P), 11:51.16; 4×400 (CBS), 4:01.81; shot put (Ashley George, P), 32-11; discus (Michelle Sun, CRN), 83-6; javelin (Shannon Coache, P), 101-3; long jump (Sara Pfeiffer, CBS), 16-4.5; triple jump (Haley Anderson, CD), 35-8; high jump (Valerie Przekop, CBS), 5-7.5; and pole vault (Nikki Clements, CD), 10-9.

Panthers tumble to Upper Dublin

Quakertown boys’ volleyball was tripped up by Upper Dublin, 3-1 (25-17, 23-25, 25-16, 25-23), on Wednesday. Stats for Quakertown: Mike Dierolf, 11 kills, eight digs, one ace; Zach Dierolf, 12 kills, three blocks, two aces; Logan Spieker, six kills, seven digs, three blocks; Graham Wilson, four kills, three blocks, one ace; Kevin Steich, four kills, four blocks; Justin Flor, 27 assists, one kill, two aces; Josh Moyer, four digs; and Kevin Finlayson, four digs.

Rams nudge aside North Penn

Pennridge boys’ volleyball triumphed at North Penn, 3-1 (25-12, 25-23, 13-25, 25-15), on Wednesday. Stats for Pennridge: Jesse Smith, 33 assists, eight digs; Cross Edwards, 11 kills, eight digs, three aces; Kevin Jones, six kills, two blocks; Aaron Nelson, five kills, four blocks; Josiah Friesen, five kills, five blocks; Austin Rush, 12 digs; and Jeremy Baum, six digs. The Rams, at 13-1 in the SOL Continental, moved one step closer to the conference championship.

Rams clear final hurdle

Pennridge boys’ track and field swept through the SOL Continental, concluding its conference mark at 7-0 with Tuesday’s triumph over Hatboro-Horsham, 106-44. First-place winners follow: 300 (Alex Dimon, Pennridge), 39.84; 4×800 (Pennridge’s Luke Eissler, Matt Eissler, Solomon Araneta, Austin Howell), 9:24.6; 100 (Bobby Gablein, Hatboro), 10.98; 1,600 (Tucker Desko, Pennridge), 4:30.19; 4×100 (Pennridge’s Carson VanHart, Owen Eisen, Matt Firuta, Josh Pinkney), 43.77; 400 (John Nash, Pennridge), 49.92; 110 (Alex Dimon, Pennridge), 14.91; 800 (Tucker Desko, Pennridge), 1:57.74; 200 (Josh Pinkney, Pennridge), 22.44; 3,200 (Allen, Hatboro), 10:00.56; 4×400 (Pennridge’s Jeff Espinal, Ryan Benner, Nico Araneta, Matt Eissler), 3:31.96; shot put (Riley LaRiviere, Pennridge), 46-2.5; discus (Riley LaRiviere, Pennridge), 149-1; javelin (Haas, Hatboro), 184-6; long jump (Matt Ludlow, Pennridge), 21-2.25; triple jump (Kellen Brown, Pennridge), 38-6; high jump (Matt Moyer, Pennridge), 6-1; and pole vault (Nick Marino, Hatboro), 14-0.