New Hope-Solebury’s doubles team of Lynn Ferro and Larissa Borys lost its first match Wednesday in the District One Class AA championship at Legacy in Philadelphia. The Lions fell to Octorara’s Erin Lomboy and Kelly Lomboy, 6-0, 6-2.
New Hope-Solebury’s Lynn Ferro and Larissa Borys advanced to districts starting Wednesday by finishing runner-up to Lower Moreland’s Allison Oblon and Elizabeth Berzin, 7-6, 6-3, at Saturday’s Bicentennial Athletic League doubles championship. The Lions defeated Lower Moreland’s Sophie Arno and Maddie Rosenthal, 6-3, 6-2, in the semifinals.
New Hope-Solebury girls’ volleyball needed three sets to down Quakertown, 3-0, on Friday. The setback dropped the Panthers to 1-15 overall on the season.
New Hope-Solebury golf will have an opportunity to defend its state team championship. The Lions knocked off Moravian Academy (328) and Lansdale Catholic (337) by posting a four-player total of 324 on Friday in a sub-regional to qualify for states. “The team battled through very tough, windy and cold conditions,” head coach Brian Demby said. Clay Asplundh and Nate Hiriak each shot a 79, Ben Wiseman had an 81 and Nina Kouchi checked in with an 85.
New Hope-Solebury’s doubles team of Lynn Ferro and Larissa Borys earned a spot in Saturday’s Bicentennial Athletic League semifinals at Lower Moreland. The Lions defeated Calvary Christian’s Avery Griffith and Ashley LaSage, 6-1, 6-0, in the second round on Thursday. New Hope’s Mariah McGlone and Morgan Grabarz beat Tiffany Mu and Melea Ruth of Christopher Dock, 6-4, 6-0, in the first round and fell to Lower Moreland’s Allison Oblon and Elizabeth Berzin, 6-0, 6-1, in the second.
New Hope-Solebury golf cleaned up Monday and Tuesday at the District One Class AA championships at Turtle Creek in Limerick. The Lions won the team championship. Sophomore Nina Kouchi won the girls’ individual title, and junior Clay Asplundh won the boys’ individual title. Those two, along with sophomore Ben Wiseman, have advanced to regionals, which will be played on Monday, Oct. 19 at Golden Oaks in Fleetwood. Asplundh shot 73 and 76 to win the championship by six shots; Kouchi shot 73 and 83 to win the championship by two shots. New Hope will play Friday, Oct. 16 in a sub-regional at Turtle Creek against two other teams for the opportunity to advance to states.
Jack Ignatowitz snapped this photo of New Hope-Solebury senior Maggie Dougherty, left, whose Lions field hockey team fell to Christopher Dock, 3-2 in overtime, at home on Monday. Sarah Wilson and Zoe Palau had the New Hope goals; Palau’s came with 54 seconds remaining in regulation to force overtime.
Sixth-seeded New Hope-Solebury girls’ tennis was bounced in the quarterfinals of the District One Class AA team tournament by No. 3 Nazareth Academy, 3-2, on Monday. 1st singles: Alex Vo (N) def. Lynn Ferro (NHS), 6-0, 6-0. 2nd singles: Larissa Borys (NHS) def. Emily Beck (N), 6-3, 6-4. 3rd singles: Chloe Miller (NHS) def. Sarah Smith (N), 6-3, 6-4. 1st doubles: Krissy Tribuani and Ava Roberts (N) def. Mariah McGlone and Morgan Grabarz (NHS), 7-6, 6-1. 2nd doubles: Ruth Delong and Frankie Tribuani (N) def. Brielle MacNichol and Catherine Donahue (NHS), 6-1, 6-3.
New Hope-Solebury girls’ tennis was better than Springfield, 5-2, on Wednesday. 1st singles: Camille Harrison (S) def. Lynn Ferro (NHS), 6-7, 7-5, 6-4. 2nd singles: Larissa Borys (NHS) def. Allie Cottone (S), 6-0, 6-1. 3rd singles: Chloe Miller (NHS) def. Gianna Fuls-Hopkins (S), 6-3, 7-5. 1st doubles: Mariah MacGlone and Morgan Grabarz (NHS) def. Rachel Harmon and Kacey Brown (S), 6-1, 6-1. 2nd doubles: Ellis Stratton and Siani Anderson (S) def. Brielle MacNichol and Catherine Donahue (NHS), 7-5, 5-7, 7-6. 3rd doubles: Hannah Sterbinsky and Alyssa Locke (NHS) def. Ashley Lowman and Liyenne Lee (S), 6-1, 6-3. 4th doubles: Sophie Alberts and Kaylee Tao (NHS) def. Michaela Basistova and Annabelle Walsh (S), 6-3, 6-2.
Pennington School cross country welcomed Solebury School and New Hope-Solebury to town on Tuesday. The Spartans’ top runners for the boys were junior London Green in 18:44, senior Nick Lavery in 20:11, sophomores Devon Brewster and Andrei Benoliel, and freshman Kyle Hochenberger. Solebury lost to New Hope, 23-38, and beat Pennington, 24-33. The Spartan girls fell to Pennington, 15-40, and downed New Hope, 15-50, by forfeit. Top finishers for Solebury were senior Alexandra Morrow, sophomore Cally Kerrigan, senior Charlotte Martin, junior Alexis Molgat and sophomore Caitlin Miller.