Central Bucks East wrestling denied Quakertown’s bid to share a piece of the SOL Continental title, posting a 34-29 victory Monday evening in Holicong. 120: Harrison Campbell (Q) def. Cole Yerkes (CBE), fall, 2:37. 126: Michael Driver (CBE) def. Tanner Seislove (Q), 7-4 dec. 132: Ryan Chalifoux (CBE) def. Cullen Williamson (Q), 11-1 major dec. 138: Evan Wilson (CBE) def. Noah Wood (Q), fall, 1:15. 145: Francesco Fabozzi (CBE) def. Jimmy Flood (Q), fall, 1:22. 152: Lucas Garges (Q) def. Ned Moore (CBE), fall, 4:21. 160: Matt Cascioli (CBE) def. Nick Bonomo (Q), 5-2 dec. 170: Matt Stoneback (Q) def. Connor Borkert (CBE), 13-3 major dec. 182: Gavin Caroff (Q) def. Antonio Nicosia (CBE), fall, 2:52. 195: Sam Presti (CBE) def. Bobby Boyd (Q), fall, 1:31. 220: Micah Jones (Q) def. Mark Remmey (CBE), 12-7 dec. 285: Alexander Jordan (CBE) def. Justin Correa (Q), 3-0 dec. 106: Collyn Dorney (Q) def. Alex Shaffer (CBE), 14-6 major dec. 113: Zach Shaffer (CBE) def. Johnny Frascella (Q), 5-3 dec.
Upper Dublin needed three overtimes to outlast Central Bucks East boys’ basketball, 53-44, on Saturday. Upper Dublin put the game away at the free throw line in the final overtime, going 12 for 16. The Patriots didn’t hit a single free throw (0-3) all game. Tommy Strasburger registered 13 points to lead CB East. Teammates Brendan McLaughlin and Ben Kardane each chipped in nine.
Tommy Strasburger made two of three free throws with .5 seconds remaining in the second overtime to lift Central Bucks East boys’ hoops to a heart-pounding, 50-49 victory Friday night at Central Bucks South. The win gave the Patriots a share of the SOL Continental title with the Titans, North Penn and Pennridge. Strasburger finished the game with 16 points, 10 rebounds and three assists. Brendan O’Neil added 15 points to the winning effort. For CB South, Bryce Dobisch led the way with 14 points.
Central Bucks East boys’ basketball shot 24 for 41 from the floor and 10 for 13 from the line en route to a 65-47 victory Tuesday over Pennridge. Patriot Tommy Strasburger filled out the stat sheet with a team-high 18 points, six rebounds and six assists. Brendan McLaughlin added 16 points and Matt Gentry 11. For the Rams, Dan Long managed 12 points, while teammates Zach Muredda and Joe Molettiere each deposited 11 and Mike Tatarowicz 10.
Frankford erased a 31-18 halftime deficit to surprise Central Bucks East boys’ hoops, 59-53, on Saturday. Brendan McLaughlin and Matt Gentry registered 15 and 12 points, respectively, to lead the Patriots. Tommy Strasburger added 10.
By Dylan Junkin
At 4:30 a.m. on Saturday, most high school students were sound asleep, but runners, jumpers and throwers from all around Bucks County and Philadelphia rose to compete at Glen Mills High School.
Among these teams was Central Bucks East. CB East has enjoyed great success this season with numerous runners qualifying for the state competition, among them brothers Jake and Frank Brophy.
Jake, a sophomore, and Frank, a senior, came together in the 4×800-meter relay race. Along with Carlos Valez and Josh Goetz, the Brophy brothers led their relay to a third-place victory. The fasted leg of the race came from Frank, in 2:03.
The other highlight of the race came from CB East’s 4×400-meter relay consisting of Ata Shahideh, Oliver Boucher, Louis Kettleberger and Ryan Mitchell. Boucher ran the fasted leg of the race, in 53.2. The CB East relay won its heat and came in fifth overall, earning it a medal.
Overall, CB East had a great race with many runners improving their personal bests and getting closer to the Meet of Champions in late February and the state competition on March 1.
CB East’s next race will be at Lehigh University on Feb. 8.
Four days after falling at Central Bucks East, Quakertown boys’ basketball returned the favor on Friday night at home, downing the Patriots, 63-54. Griffin Schmidt finished with 20 points for the Panthers. He was joined in double figures by: Kevin Norvasis, 13; Liam Buckley, 11; and Brian Rejniak, 10. Patriot Tommy Strasburger matched Schmidt for game-high honors with 20 points. Ben Kardane and Brendan O’Neil each added eight.
After taking a 27-16 lead into halftime, Central Bucks East boys’ basketball held on to nip Central Bucks West, 45-42, on Wednesday evening. Brendan McLaughlin deposited a game-high 16 points for the Patriots. Tommy Strasburger contributed 13. For the Bucks, Evan Dunn registered 15 points and Jared Kelly 11. McLaughlin dropped in a lay-up to make it 43-42 with 35 seconds to go and then sank two free throws with 11 seconds remaining. Strasburger added 12 rebounds and five assists. CB East’s Blake Peterson amassed six rebounds and nine blocks.
Central Bucks East boys’ hoops held on for a 49-45 victory over Souderton on Tuesday evening. With the win, the Patriots moved to 9-7 overall and 6-4 in the SOL Continental. Ben Kardane (15 points), Brendan McLaughlin (14) and Brendan O’Neil (11) keyed CB East’s offensive attack. Tommy Strasburger cleaned up on the glass, finishing with 12 rebounds; he added four assists. Blake Peterson amassed seven boards and seven blocks.
Central Bucks East boys’ hoops scored a 47-39 victory Monday over Quakertown. Ben Kardane and Tommy Strasburger led the Patriots with 12 and 11 points, respectively. Panther Griffin Schmidt led all scorers with 19 points. The Patriots shot 13 for 17 from the line; Quakertown was five for seven. Strasburger also managed 10 rebounds and six assists; Kardane had six boards. Blake Peterson blocked five shots and corralled seven rebounds for CB East.