New Hope-Solebury baseball went 3-0 during a trip to Myrtle Beach this week. The Lions are 3-0 in the BAL and 7-0 overall. In a 6-4 win over Jeb Stuart of Church Falls, Va., on Monday, David Cherkowsky and Jake Vesling combined on a four-hitter with Morgan Wyckoff adding two hits (one triple). Jack Dougherty also hit a triple. In a 12-2 pasting of Cross Lanes (West Virginia) the next day, Spencer Tinkel picked up the win on the mound, and the New Hope hitting was led by Anthony Vlahovic with two doubles; he went 3-for-3 for the contest. And on Thursday, a 6-1 victory over Ocean Township, N.J., the Lions used six pitchers with Cherkowsky picking up his second win of the week. Joe Stadler went 2-for-2 with a double, and Dougherty added a one-out, two-run double in the third to help secure the undefeated week.
New Hope-Solebury boys’ tennis prevailed, 7-0, over Plumstead Christian on Tuesday. 1st singles: Y. Vasilenko (NHS) def. B. Millham (PC), 6-0, 6-0. 2nd singles: A. Roji (NHS) def. A. Hawersen (PC), 6-0, 6-0. 3rd singles: J. Wilson (NHS) def. T. Kelly (PC), 6-0, 6-0. 1st doubles: J. Yandle and D. Rubino (NHS) def. R. Keppe and M. McBride (PC), 6-1, 6-1. 2nd doubles: Z. Newman and A. Lotier (NHS) def. C. Maxel and M. Marey (PC), 6-1, 6-0. 3rd doubles: S. Cloutier and A. Benda (NHS) def. J. McGuinness and C. Peterson (PC), 6-3, 6-4. 4th doubles: J. Natale and B. Kerr (NHS) won by forfeit.
New Hope-Solebury boys’ tennis defeated Upper Moreland, 4-2, on Friday. A light rain fell as temperatures dropped into the low 40s creating chilly court conditions. Six of seven varsity matches were completed while the match being played by the fourth doubles teams was halted due to rain. The Lions’ record improves to 4-2 overall and 1-1 in the BAL. 1st singles: Y. Vasilenko (NHS) def. C. Willeke (UM), 6-0, 6-0. 2nd singles: J. Wilson (NHS) def. Jason Choi (UM), 6-1, 6-0. 3rd singles: John Choi (UM) def. A. Garibaldi (NHS), 6-4, 6-1. 1st doubles: J. Yandle and D. Rubino (NHS) def. E. Mitchell and DJ Ross (UM), 6-1, 6-1. 2nd doubles: Z. Newman and A. Lotier (NHS) def. A. Troung and M. Nissenfeld (UM), 6-1, 6-4. 3rd doubles: R. MacFarland and C. Delaney (UM) def. S. Cloutier and A. Benda (NHS), 6-3, 6-1. 4th doubles: N. Damarodis and J. Natale (NHS) vs. R. Varela and T. Racik (UM), 6-3, 2-3 (postponed due to rain).
New Hope-Solebury boys’ tennis swept Christopher Dock, 7-0, on Tuesday. The Lions are 3-2 overall and 1-1 in the BAL. 1st singles: Y. Vasilenko (NHS) def. S. Nam (CD), 6-1, 6-1. 2nd singles: A. Roji (NHS) def. S. Stuchland (CD), 6-0, 6-0. 3rd singles: J. Wilson (NHS) def. C. Sangioliano (CD), 6-0, 6-0. 1st doubles: A. Garibaldi and D. Rubino (NHS) def. A. Kratz and D. Lee (CD), 6-4, 4-6, 6-3. 2nd doubles: J. Yandle and A. Lotier (NHS) def. D. Souder and S. Curtis (CD), 6-1, 6-4. 3rd doubles: S. Cloutier and A. Benda (NHS) def. L. Leinbach and C. Hotte (CD), 6-4, 6-0. 4th doubles: B. Kerr and J. Natale (NHS) def. E. Neal and J. Nieto (CD), 6-3, 6-2.
Senior Alan Smith netted a hat trick as New Hope-Solebury boys’ soccer blanked Conwell-Egan, 4-0, in the opening round of states Tuesday. Senior Michael Lewis also scored for the Lions, who outshot Egan, 9-4.
New Hope-Solebury boys’ soccer will move on to the district championship game Thursday evening at CR North. The Lions knocked off Plumstead Christian, 5-2, in the district semifinals on Tuesday at Souderton. New Hope outshot the Panthers, 11-2. Christian Oliveira and Matt Barile each deposited two goals; Alex Lotier had the other. Alan Smith and Lotier had assists. Andrew Johnson scored both of Plumstead’s goals.
New Hope-Solebury boys’ soccer crushed Calvary Christian, 7-1, Wednesday in the quarterfinals of the District One Class A tournament. Riley Smith and Daniel Doolan each netted a pair of goals for the Lions. Alex Lotier, Collin Curran and Jack Natale also found the back of the net. Contributing assists were: Christian Oliveira (three) and Matt Barile.
Faith Christian boys’ soccer stopped New Hope-Solebury, 3-1, on Friday night in Sellersville. Faith held a 6-5 advantage in shots. Jack Henley scored twice for Faith; the second goal was assisted by Dylan Papiernik. Zach Hambelton also tallied a goal for Faith. Senior Matt Barile scored New Hope’s lone goal in the 26th minute.
New Hope-Solebury boys’ soccer scored three unassisted goals as the Lions shut out Lower Moreland, 3-0, on Thursday. Matt Barile found the back of the net in the first half, and Jack Natale and Christian Oliveira, via a PK, in the second.