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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.

Panthers lose to Souderton

Quakertown boys’ volleyball went down to Souderton, 3-1 (28-30, 25-23, 25-6, 25-18), on Monday. Stats for Quakertown: Mike Dierolf, 17 kills, 15 digs; Zach Dierolf, five kills, five digs; Graham Wilson, three kills, two blocks; Kevin Steich, one kill, four blocks; Logan Spieker, two kills, four digs, two blocks, one ace; Drew Stout, 21 assists; and Kevin Finlayson, five digs, one ace.

Rams squeeze by Bucks

Pennridge boys’ volleyball prevailed at Central Bucks West, 3-1 (25-18, 28-26, 19-25, 25-20), on Monday. Stats for Pennridge: Jesse Smith, 40 assists, 12 digs, five blocks; Ben Chinnici, 22 kills, eight digs, three aces; Cross Edwards, eight kills, six digs, two aces; Aaron Nelson, six kills, four blocks; Josiah Friesen, five kills, three blocks; Kevin Jones, three kills, five blocks; Austin Rush, 10 digs; and Jeremy Baum, 10 digs. The Rams are on top of the SOL Continental with a record of 12-1 and will head to North Penn on Wednesday.

Patriots knock off Knights

CB East boys’ lacrosse shed North Penn, 9-6, on Monday in Holicong. The Patriots took a 7-3 advantage into the half. Ryan Brown, Alec Bracken and Mike Ott each scored two goals for CB East. Ryan Stout had a goal and two assists, while Owen Griffin added a goal and an assist. Amazingly, Ott won all 18 of his faceoffs. Liam Rosenthal made eight saves, and Griffin came up with 13 ground balls. Bryan McIntosh forced two turnovers. CB East improved to 10-4 (8-2 in the SOL Continental) and will host CB West on Thursday at 3:30 p.m.