Pennridge boys’ volleyball’s season came to an end Wednesday at the hands of Parkland, 3-1 (22-25, 25-21, 25-17, 25-21), in the first round of states. The Rams finished their season at 15-5. For Pennridge, Kolby Smith amassed 12 kills and 17 digs. Devon Rice also had a double-double with 15 kills and 10 digs. Also of note: Henry Savage had six kills and four blocks; Jon Long, six kills, six blocks; Ben Chinnici, five kills; Steve Braun, 15 digs; and Brad Nase, 40 assists.
Pennridge boys’ volleyball defeated North Penn, 3-1 (25-18, 25-21, 22-25, 28-26), Thursday night at Upper Dublin in the District One Class AAA third-place game to advance to states, which begin on Wednesday. Kolby Smith (19 kills, eight digs, two aces), Devon Rice (12 kills, 16 digs, four aces), Henry Savage (eight kills, four blocks), Ben Chinnici (four kills) and Jon Long (two kills, three blocks) helped make up for the loss of Alex Vellner (leg injury). Bradley Nase had 42 assists, and Steve Braun managed 11 digs and Vince Kauders two aces.
Pennridge boys’ volleyball lost to Neshaminy, 3-0 (25-20, 25-17, 25-22), on Tuesday in the District One Class AAA semifinals. The Rams will play North Penn on Thursday for the third seed to the state tournament out of District One. Henry Savage led Pennridge with nine kills and five blocks against Neshaminy. Alex Vellner and Steve Braun added 12 and 10 digs, respectively. Kolby Smith finished with three aces.
Pennridge boys’ volleyball advanced to the District One Class AAA semifinals with a 3-0 (25-19, 25-14, 25-22) triumph over William Tennent on Thursday. The second-seeded Rams will face No. 3 Neshaminy on Tuesday. Kolby Smith (eight kills, two aces) led a balanced Pennridge attack. Helping the cause were: Vince Kauders (seven kills, two blocks), Devon Rice (six kills, six digs, four aces), Ben Chinnici (six kills, three blocks, two aces), Jon Long (five kills, five blocks), Bradley Nase (30 assists) and Steve Braun (12 digs, two aces).
Central Bucks West boys’ volleyball completed an undefeated regular season with a 3-2 (25-21, 18-25, 18-25, 25-23, 15-12) triumph at Pennridge on Tuesday evening. For the Rams, Alex Vellner filled up the stat sheet with 18 kills, three blocks, seven digs and four aces. Devon Rice (11 kills, 12 digs, three aces, two blocks), Ben Chinnici (12 kills, five blocks), Henry Savage (12 kills, three blocks), Kolby Smith (five kills, 14 digs, four blocks), Bradley Nase (54 assists) and Steve Braun (16 digs) also had solid nights for Pennridge.
Central Bucks East boys’ lacrosse ripped Pennridge, 15-2, on Tuesday at Doylestown’s War Memorial Field. For CB East, the Matts combined for 12 goals (Matt Schmidt, four; Matt Vetter, three; Matt Heim, two; and Matt Brown, three). Dustin Buchanan, Owen Griffin and Eric Zimmer all added one goal. Sean McGovern had seven saves. Scoring for Pennridge were Lee Phillips and Blake Schemmel.
Pennridge boys’ volleyball won at Upper Dublin, 3-0 (25-16, 25-10, 25-20), on Monday. For the Rams, setter Brad Nase had 32 assists, four blocks and two aces. Ben Chinnici managed eight kills and eight digs; Max McVaugh chipped in 10 digs. As for kills, Alex Vellner, Devon Rice and Sam Handy all had five, while Vince Kauders, Brandon Greb and Jon Long all slammed home three.
Pennridge boys’ volleyball soundly defeated Souderton, 3-0 (25-21, 25-13, 25-12), on Friday. Henry Savage (six kills, five blocks), Ben Chinnici (six kills, three blocks, nine digs, two aces), Alex Vellner (six kills, three blocks, five digs), Kolby Smith (five kills, nine digs) and Devon Rice (five kills, four blocks, three aces) all led the kill parade for the Rams. Brad Nase had 31 assists.
Pennridge boys’ volleyball dropped Quakertown, 3-0 (25-12, 25-16, 25-14), on Thursday. The Rams, who are 11-2 on the season, were led by: Kolby Smith, eight kills, six digs, four aces, two blocks; Alex Vellner, six kills, seven digs, three aces; Vince Kauders, five kills, five blocks, two aces; Steve Braun, three kills, seven digs, two aces; and Brad Nase, 26 assists, two blocks.
Pennridge softball pushed across a five-spot in the top of the fifth to defeat Quakertown, 7-3, on Monday. The Panthers were leading, 3-1, after one inning. Emily Mayhew went 3-for-4 with an RBI for the Rams. Alison Horne, Haley Taylor and Morgan Labs all had two base hits for Pennridge. Taylor had two extra-base hits, a double and a triple. Liz Nace picked up the win; Alyssa Wilkinson took the loss for Quakertown.