New Hope-Solebury

Lions collide in BAL thriller

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.

Ferro, Borys qualify for districts

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.

Lions going back to states

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.

Ferro, Borys advance to semis

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.

Lions return with district gold

New Hope 10-13 (golf)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.

Lions lose by a whisker

New Hope 10-12 (field hockey)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.

Lions eliminated from districts

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.

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