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.
Faith Christian girls’ basketball won at New Hope-Solebury, 38-30, on Saturday night in a Bicentennial Athletic League (BAL) showdown between league heavyweights. The game was tied at 25 heading into the fourth quarter. New Hope held Faith to one point in the second quarter. Maddy Brodish (11 points), Liz Hoffman (10) and Ashley Forker (10) led the way offensively for Faith. Sarah Wilson had nine points for New Hope, all from beyond the arc. Faith’s victory placed it in a tie with Phil-Mont Christian for first place in the BAL Constitution; however, Faith holds the tiebreaker with Phil-Mont and will be the No. 1 for the Constitution division in the BAL playoffs.
A 13-2 third quarter helped CB East boys’ basketball ease past New Hope-Solebury, 40-27, on Friday in the first round of the CR South Rabberman Tip-off tourney. Elijah Seger netted 13 points to lead the Patriots. Justin O’Neil added seven points, and Blake Peterson had six points and three blocks. For the Lions, Mayes Lane had 12 points, and Nick Garritano had six.
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.