Solebury School cross country participated in a Penn-Jersey meet on Thursday at Mill Creek Park in Willingboro, N.J. Ten schools were in attendance. Solebury’s boys finished second overall with a total of 56 points behind Doane Academy, which finished with 37 points. Top finishers for the Spartans were: junior Nick Lavery, finishing fourth overall and first for Solebury in a time of 17:37; junior Robert Lagay, finishing eighth overall in 18:12; junior Curtis Thompson, finishing 13th in 18:36; junior Kyle Miller, finishing 20th in 19:07; and freshman Matt Moynihan, finishing 21st in 19:21. The Spartan girls finished first on the day with 26 points. Top finishers for Solebury were: junior Emma Black, finishing second overall and first on the team in 21:11; senior Jessie Forest, finishing third overall in 21:43; junior Lina Freudenberg, finishing fourth overall in 22:10; junior Alexandra Morrow, finishing seventh in 23:37; and junior Julia McDonald, finishing 10th in 24:27.
Central Bucks South football upped its record to 5-1 with a 52-36 victory at Neshaminy on Thursday evening. Senior QB Kevin Witchey (13 for 24 for 193 yards) threw two touchdown passes and ran in another and senior tailback Josh Adams ran for 253 yards on 32 carries and four scores – he also caught a TD pass – as the Titans ran their record to 3-0 in the SOL National. Austin Cannon caught five balls for 75 yards, including a touchdown. Luke Wiley paced the CB South D with nine total tackles.
Quakertown girls’ volleyball succumbed to Souderton, 3-1 (25-21, 25-21, 23-25, 26-24), on Thursday. Amanda Pursel paced the Panthers with 11 kills, six digs and an ace. Katelyn Spieker came up with five kills, two blocks and two aces, while Jen Sterner had seven kills, nine assists and four aces, and Lindsay Beck had 13 digs and an ace.
Quakertown girls’ tennis dominated Christopher Dock, 6-1, on Thursday. 1st singles: Madi Shourds (Q) def. Jenna Groff (CD), 6-0, 6-0. 2nd singles: Morgan Groissette (CD) def. Aubri Stetina (Q), 6-4, 6-2. 3rd singles: Laryssa Badulak (Q) def. Michaela Hill (CD), 6-0, 1-6, 6-0. 1st doubles: Ashley Harpster and Rebecca Miller (Q) def. Amber Clemens and Brooke Leaman (CD), 6-0, 6-1. 2nd doubles: Amanda Hunsberger and Kayla Reigh (Q) def. Erika Benner and Taylor Dawres (CD), 6-3, 6-2. 3rd doubles: Abby Campion and Sam Shourds (Q) def. Emily Desfine and Madison Dawres (CD), 6-0, 6-0. 4th doubles: Olivia Porambo and Sadie Fowler (Q) def. Becca Delphi and Jimi Tang (CD), 6-4, 7-6.
Denia Campbell scored two goals and Stacia Babicki one as Solebury School field hockey shut down West-Mont Christian, 3-0, on Wednesday.
Emma McLaughlin fed Becky Gerhart for the game-winner with 4:53 remaining in overtime as Quakertown field hockey took a huge game from North Penn, 4-3, on Wednesday. Megan Thompson scored in the first half for the Panthers on a penalty stroke. Gerhart (McLaughlin assist) and Gabby Dontonville pumped in second-half goals for Quakertown, which outshot North Penn, 18-16, for the game and had more corners, 14-10. Goalie Rylee Lawler made 12 saves.
Hatboro-Horsham cross country hosted a tri-meet with Central Bucks West and Quakertown on Wednesday. Top 10 for the boys follows: Casey Comber, Hatboro-Horsham, 15:44.00; Rock Fortna, CB West, 16:18.00; Brian Mass, CB West, 16:29.00; Brandon Timm, Hatboro-Horsham, 16:29.01; Ian Davies, CB West, 16:37.00; Declan McDonald, CB West, 16:40.00; Brian Iatarola, CBW, 16:47.00; Connor Irwin, Hatboro-Horsham, 16:53.00; Trevor Belding, CB West, 16:58.00; Mark McClenahan, CB West, 17:04.00. And for the girls: Alyssa Quinn, Hatboro-Horsham, 19:50.00; Maddie Villalba, CB West, 19:53.00; Olivia Berry, CB West, 19:57.00; Emily Aunins, CB West, 19:58.00; Lindsey Gerlach, CB West, 19:59.00; Laura Roth, CB West, 20:02.00; Karina Bolton, Quakertown, 20:06.00; Jillian Keyte, CB West, 20:31.00; Ashley Lafferty, CB West, 20:46.00; Shelby Bingaman, CB West, 20:59.00.
Pennridge boys’ water polo got past Wissahickon, 12-9, on Tuesday. This was a game of revenge between two evenly matched teams. During their first encounter in early September, Pennridge led all the way, took a one-shot lead into the final period, but couldn’t hold on and lost by two goals. On Tuesday, the Rams again jumped out early and led at halftime. The Trojans kept it tight and got to within one goal early in the final period. But this time, the Rams not only held on, but pulled away for the victory. The win evens Pennridge’s conference record at 4-4 to stay in the hunt for a state bid. The Rams’ Nick Spehar had seven goals, while D.J. Maurone added four.
Solebury School boys’ soccer succumbed to Life Center Academy, 3-0, on Tuesday. Life Center went up 1-0 in the first half thanks to a penalty kick off the foot of Mickeal Rodriguez in the 5th minute. Rodriguez added a second-half goal for Life Center, as did Alvin Paul, assisted by Eddie Cosme. Life Center held a 17-5 advantage in shots. Gabe Kass made 11 saves for the Spartans. Solebury is 1-6 overall and 0-3 in the Penn-Jersey on the season.
Solebury School girls’ soccer was blanked by Life Center Academy, 7-0, on Tuesday. “Solebury had a few chances to score today, the first came from junior Lydia DeBevoise when she drilled a high-flying shot from outside the 18-yard box that had such a hard spin on it, when it reached the ground it spun just left of the goal post,” Spartans head coach Lisa Bernardini said. “The second chance came from a sophomore, Fiona Bauman, as she stole the ball from Life Center at the top of the 18-yard box, turned it and took a powerful shot, but the Life Center goalie made a good save. The third chance came from a great cross into the box and there was a scramble for the ball, as Solebury didn’t let it out for a minute, continuing to put it forward towards the goal, but couldn’t get enough of a foot on it to get a good shot off. Although the score doesn’t exactly illustrate it, this was a good match for both teams that fought hard, including Life Center which played down one player the entire game.”