Pennridge boys’ track returned from State College for the state indoor track and field championships on Saturday with a pair of third-place finishers. Joey Logue set a new school record in 1:52.02 in the 800, and the 4×400 team of Logue, Nick Koehler, Austin Howell and Mike Class grabbed bronze in 3:25.09. The 4×200 squad of Matt Firuta, Koehler, Quinn Tompkins and Class was eighth in 1:31.40.
No. 15 Pennridge boys’ basketball’s season ended Saturday in the first round of districts to No. 18 Souderton, 44-33, in East Rockhill. After trailing by one at the half, 13-12, the Rams couldn’t muster a sustained offensive attack against the Indians, who had lost both games to Pennridge in the SOL Continental regular season. Zach Muredda led the Rams offensively with 12 points; Dan Long added 10. Pennridge completes its season with a mark of 15-8.
Pennridge boys’ hoops finished atop the SOL Continental with CB East, CB South and North Penn (all 9-5) after dispatching Quakertown, 64-53, on Saturday. The Rams outscored the Panthers, 21-10, in the fourth quarter. Quakertown’s Griffin Schmidt led all scorers with 23 points. Zach Muredda paced Pennridge with 20 points (eight for 10 free throws), while Joe Molettiere (five for five free throws) added 17. The Rams went a combined 18 for 21 from the line.
Pennridge boys’ basketball lost a tough one, 51-49, to North Penn on Thursday. The Rams led 28-24 at the half. Dan Long amassed 20 points to pace Pennridge. He was backed by Joe Molettiere (13 points) and Mike Tatarowicz (10). The Rams fell to 8-5 in the SOL Continental and will return to action Saturday against Quakertown.
Central Bucks East boys’ basketball shot 24 for 41 from the floor and 10 for 13 from the line en route to a 65-47 victory Tuesday over Pennridge. Patriot Tommy Strasburger filled out the stat sheet with a team-high 18 points, six rebounds and six assists. Brendan McLaughlin added 16 points and Matt Gentry 11. For the Rams, Dan Long managed 12 points, while teammates Zach Muredda and Joe Molettiere each deposited 11 and Mike Tatarowicz 10.
Pennridge boys’ basketball nipped Souderton, 49-45, on Friday. A 16-10 third quarter helped the Rams improve to 14-5 overall and 8-3 in the SOL Continental. Zach Muredda managed a team-high 20 points for Pennridge. He was helped by Dan Long, who dropped in 19, thanks to a six-for-seven effort from the line.
Central Bucks West girls’ basketball crushed Pennridge, 67-33, on Tuesday night. The Bucks didn’t score a single point in the fourth quarter, but Terry Rakowsky’s club led 45-14 at the half. CB West’s Meghan Tillger led all scorers with 14 points. Right behind her were: Nicole Munger (13) and Corrinne Godshall (10). For the Rams, Lydia Konstanzer had 13 points; Devan Rimmer netted six.
Joe Molettiere (27 points) and Zach Muredda (20) helped Pennridge boys’ hoops to a 65-53 victory Tuesday evening at Central Bucks West. After trailing by four after one quarter, the Rams began clicking on all cylinders in the second and led 30-21 at halftime. Dan Long netted 11 points to complement Molettiere and Muredda. For the Bucks, Pat Kelley was the high man with 13 points. He was joined in double figures by Kyle Salvitti, who contributed 12.
Pennridge girls’ basketball won at Quakertown, 46-28, on Monday night. Ashley George, Devan Rimmer and Shelby Schoonover all managed 11 points for the Rams. Ashlee Ruzicka’s nine points led the Panthers. Brooke Alwine added six.
Pennridge’s Joey Logue was first in the 800 at the Dare Invitational held at Penn State on Saturday. His time of 1:53.67 was a new meet record and earned Logue a ticket to the state indoor meet. Also qualifying for states were: Matt Schulberger (ninth in the 800 in 2:00.10); the 4×200 relay (Nick Koehler, Matt Firuta, Luke Williams, Mike Class), which was sixth in 1:32.10; and the 4×400 (Logue, Koehler, Austin Howell, Class), third in 3:23.90.