New Hope-Solebury

Lions wrap up successful week

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.

Lions win easily over Panthers

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.

Lions swat away Upper Moreland

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).

Lions rule the day at Dock

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.

Lions advance to district final

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.

Lions have no trouble with Calvary

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.

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