Pennridge boys’ volleyball triumphed at Central Bucks East, 3-0 (25-16, 25-16, 25-18), on Monday evening to improve to 3-0 in the SOL Continental. Stats for Pennridge: Jesse Smith, 30 assists, six digs, two aces; Ben Chinnici, 10 kills, 12 digs, three aces; Cross Edwards, 10 kills, five digs, two blocks; Aaron Nelson, five kills, three blocks; Josiah Friesen, seven kills; Kevin Jones, three kills, two blocks; Jeremy Baum, 10 digs; Austin Rush, six digs; and Caleb Pennell, five digs. The Rams will host Quakertown on Wednesday.
The CB East boys’ track and field team placed fourth in a field of 20 teams at the Council Rock Kiwanis Invitational on Saturday in Newtown. Highlights included a one-two finish in the 5,000-meter run by Josh Goetz and William Schulz, a first-place finish in the 3,000-meter run by Jake Brophy and a victory in the 4×800-meter relay by the team of Brophy, Matt Eisenlord, David Endres and Louis Kettelberger. The 4×400-meter relay team of Kettelberger, Endres, Eisenlord and John Brophy claimed a fourth-place medal, while Myles King took a fifth-place medal in the 100-meter dash as did Rudy Cambra in the shot put. Alex Parasky picked up a pair of sixth-place medals in the high jump and the triple jump.
CB East boys’ lacrosse succumbed at Conestoga, 10-4, on Wednesday. Conestoga dominated time of possession in the first half, but the Patriots defense, led by goalie Ian Mauer, who had eight saves in the first half, kept the game knotted at 2 at the break. The third quarter belonged to the Pioneers, who went on an 8-0 run and took a 10-2 lead into the fourth. There, the CB East defense held Conestoga scoreless. The Patriots got fourth-quarter goals from Mike Ott and Alec Bracken. Also scoring in the game for CB East were Owen Griffin and Ryan Brown. Mauer was credited with 11 saves. Bryan McIntosh had four caused turnovers, Joe Thiroway had three, while Ott, Austin Prime and Cal Tihansky each had one. McIntosh led the Patriots with four ground balls, Thiroway and Conor Larkin each had three, Griffin had two, while Brown, Logan Nelsen, Ryan Schmidt, Prime and Tihansky each had one. The Patriots’ record dropped to 2-1. They’ll play their third road game in a row when they travel to Hatboro-Horsham on Tuesday, April 5.
CB East boys’ lacrosse played its first game on the Umbrell Field at Patriot Stadium turf on Thursday and came away with a decisive 14-2 victory over Kennett. Junior Ryan Brown scored the first goal at Patriot Stadium, then went on to score five more in leading the CB East scoring attack. Ryan Schmidt, Brant Billingsley and Ryan Bullotta each scored two goals, while Alec Bracken and Logan Nelsen each chipped in one. Michael Ott led the Patriots with five assists. Bracken, Grant Porter and Billingsley contributed one assist apiece. Ott won 15 of 15 faceoffs. Senior Ian Mauer was strong in goal; he was credited with six saves.
CB East boys’ basketball’s 2015-16 campaign came to a close on Saturday at Freedom High School in Bethlehem as District 11 runner-up Bangor defeated the Patriots, 57-37, in the first round of the state tournament. CB East stayed with Bangor until the final quarter; the Slaters outscored the Patriots 26-10 in the fourth. CB East completed its season with a mark of 16-12. Justin O’Neil tallied 11 points for the Patriots. Tommy Strasburger had eight points and Matt Pattyson six.
The CB East boys’ track team collected medals in three events at the state indoor championship meet on Sunday at Penn State University. Senior Jake Brophy claimed top honors in the 3,000-meter run with an electrifying come-from-behind finishing kick on the home stretch. Brophy then teamed with freshman David Endres, sophomore Marc Motter and junior Ata Shaideh to win sixth-place medals in the distance medley relay. Senior Evan Becker also claimed a sixth-place medal by virtue of his performance in the triple jump.
CB East boys’ basketball defeated host Conestoga, 44-40, in the District One Class AAAA seventh-place game on Friday. The Patriots outscored the Pioneers 24-19 in the second half. CB East struggled at the line, going nine for 19. Justin O’Neil scored six of his team-high 12 points in the third quarter. Blake Peterson and Matt Pattyson each chipped in 11 points, while Peterson added seven rebounds and seven blocks. Tommy Strasburger had two points and five assists.
CB East boys’ basketball rallied to tie Spring-Ford at 47 at the end of regulation, but the Patriots ran out of gas in overtime, falling 64-58 in a District One Class AAAA playback game on Tuesday at Spring-Ford. CB East will face Conestoga on Friday; the winner will be the seventh-place team out of District One. Against Spring-Ford, the Patriots were down 38-32 going to the fourth. In defeat, Tommy Strasburger set the CB East record for three-pointers made in a career with 116. He finished with three treys and a game-high 19 points. Blake Peterson had 13 points and Justin O’Neil put in 10 points for the Patriots.
CB East boys’ track won medals in three events at Lehigh University on Saturday during the season-ending Meet of Champions, which featured the top track and field athletes from among nearly 100 schools in the Greater Philadelphia area. Gold medals went to the distance medley relay team of David Endres, Marc Motter, Ata Shahideh and Jake Brophy. Evan Becker earned a silver medal in the triple jump. And the 4×800-meter relay team of Matt Eisenlord, Motter, Brophy and Carlos Velez brought home the bronze. All of the above qualified for this Sunday’s indoor state championship meet at Penn State as did Alex Parasky in the triple jump and Brophy in the 3,000-meter run.
No. 17 CB East boys’ basketball’s run in the District One Class AAAA playoffs was halted at No. 9 Chester, 49-33, in the quarterfinals on Friday. The Patriots trailed 10-4 after one quarter and 25-16 at the half. Tommy Strasburger and Justin O’Neil each managed 10 points for CB East. Matt Pattyson had six and Blake Peterson five.