Patriots fall out of districts

Ninth-seeded CB East boys’ lacrosse’s journey ended on Thursday in the district second round to No. 8 Conestoga, 14-6. The Patriots trailed 9-0 at the half and 12-1 after three quarters. Mike Ott, Owen Griffin, Connor Larkin, Ryan Brown, Quinn Mackenzie and Dylan Garr each scored one goal for CB East. Ott also won 12 of 23 faceoffs. Liam Rosenthal and Ian Mauer made eight and five saves, respectively, in goal. Bryan McIntosh had six ground balls and Larkin had four for the Patriots. Larkin forced three turnovers and Logan Nelsen forced two.

Patriots wiggle past Hatboro

Ninth-seeded CB East boys’ lacrosse rallied from a third-quarter hole to down No. 24 Hatboro-Horsham, 10-8, on Tuesday in Holicong in the first round of the district tournament. Ryan Brown notched four goals for the Patriots; Owen Griffin added three. Liam Rosenthal registered nine saves in goal for CB East, while Griffin and Bryan McIntosh each came up with six ground balls. McIntosh also forced three turnovers. The Patriots will be on the road on Thursday to face eighth-seeded Conestoga in the second round.

Patriots drill Downingtown West

CB East boys’ lacrosse hammered Downingtown West, 17-5, on Wednesday. The Patriots led 9-3 at the half. Owen Griffin had a monster game with five goals and two assists; Ryan Brown contributed four goals and three assists. Alec Bracken and Logan Nelsen each added three goals. Mike Ott had a pair of assists. Ott also won 20 of 24 faceoffs. Griffin, Brown and Connor Larkin each managed five ground balls; Ryan Schmidt had four. Griffin and Larkin each forced three turnovers. CB East improved to 13-4 overall. Districts are up next.

Panthers allow one hit

Tyler Guidos nearly threw a no-hitter for Quakertown baseball against CB East on Tuesday evening. Guidos yielded one hit and one unearned run in the Panthers’ 2-1 victory over the Patriots. Guidos needed only 71 pitches to go the distance. He struck out three and didn’t walk a batter. Lake Friday and Aaron Besch had the RBIs for Quakertown.

Patriots slam Souderton

CB East boys’ lacrosse walloped Souderton, 12-2, on Tuesday to win the SOL Continental championship with a 10-2 record (12-4 overall). Against the Indians, the Patriots posted a shutout, 7-0, in the first half. Owen Griffin scored three goals and added an assist. Logan Nelsen had two goals and two assists, while Ryan Schmidt and Ryan Brown each scored a pair. Liam Rosenthal and Henry Ruddell split time in goal, finishing with five and four saves, respectively. Connor Larkin scooped up five ground balls; Bryan McIntosh had three. CB East will return to the field on Wednesday at 4 p.m. to face Downingtown West.

Patriots earn eight medals

The CB East boys’ track and field team won medals in eight events at the Neshaminy Invitational on Saturday. Leading the way for the Patriots were sophomores Matt Brown and Sam DiGiovanni, who earned silver medals in the javelin and the 110-meter high hurdles, respectively. DiGiovanni also placed fifth in the 300 intermediate hurdles. Freshman David Endres blazed to a third-place finish in the 1,600, while fourth-place medals were collected by junior C.J. Adams in the discus and by the 4×400 relay team comprised of sophomores Richie Jethon, Jake Zosulis, Gavin Zander and Endres. Senior Dan Powell improved his time by 19 seconds in the 3,200 and claimed a fifth-place medal in the process. And sophomore Sergio Garza earned a third-place medal in the novice shot put.

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.

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