Pennridge boys’ volleyball was defeated at Central Bucks West, 3-0 (25-21, 25-14, 25-23), on Monday evening. Alex Vellner had 12 kills to lead the Rams. Kolby Smith managed seven kills and eight digs, and Henry Savage notched six kills and two blocks. Devon Rice amassed eight digs, while Steve Braun had nine for Pennridge. Brad Nase dished out 28 assists.
Aylssa Wilkinson did it all for Quakertown softball on Thursday. She pitched a complete game in the circle, and she went 2-for-4 at the dish with two doubles and two RBI in the Panthers’ 6-1 victory over Pennridge. Quakertown scored all six of its runs in the top of the fifth. Emily Mayhew took the loss for the Rams. Meghan Klee knocked in two with a shot up the middle in the fifth. Senior Becca Robison started the inning with her first home run that carried over the centerfield fence.
Pennridge scratched by Quakertown baseball courtesy of a two-out bases-loaded balk in the seventh to prevail, 10-9. Aaron Besch hit a three-run homer for the Panthers. Pat San Angelo went 2-for-3 with a pair of RBI. Vinny La Cava pitched 4.2 innings and went 2-for-3 at the plate.
The Pennridge boys’ track team downed Quakertown, 109.5-40.5, on Tuesday.
Pennridge boys’ tennis coasted by Quakertown, 7-0, on Tuesday. 1st singles: Chandat Phan (P) def. Mike Kelsall (Q), 6-1, 6-1. 2nd singles: Jessie Herb (P) def. Brandon Quinn (Q), 6-3, 6-1. 3rd singles: Raphael Rangel (P) def. Alec Buonanno (Q), 6-1, 6-3. 1st doubles: Ernest Pelicciotti and Steve Mehlbown (P) def. Evan Koch and Ryan Cookson (Q), 6-7, 6-1, 10-2. 2nd doubles: Ben VanPelt and Jeremy Tylenda (P) def. Louis Andreacchio and Evan Cosgrove (Q), 6-0, 6-0. 3rd doubles: Neil Frings and Kevin Xaner (P) def. Tyler Andreacchio and Zach Krauss (Q), 6-2, 6-1. 4th doubles: Noah Cave and Gordon Biaxall (P) def. Randy Stenson and Kasey Hill (Q), 6-0, 6-0.
The Pennridge boys’ track team had 10 winners at Saturday’s Pirate Invitational at Palisades. They were: Mike Class, 100 meters (11.44) and 200 meters (23.49); Nick Koehler, 110 hurdles (16.08) and 300 hurdles (41.68); Matt Schulberger, 800 meters (2:02.32); Joey Logue, 1,600 meters (4:20.57), new meet record; Mike Tatarowicz, triple jump (40-6); 4×100 (Mike Roeder, Tatarowicz, Matt Firuta, Class), 44.88; 4×800 (Alec Nahas, Noah Trueblood, Justin Musco, Dan Williams), 8:26.39; and 4×400 (Austin Howell, Alex Masgai, Koehler, Logue), 3:27.18. Finishing in second were: Alex Moran, 110 hurdles (16.81) and 300 hurdles (43.61); Masgai, 400 meters (52.43); Williams, 800 meters (2:04.11); Koehler, pole vault (11.6); and Ryan Sterling, shot put (41-8). In third place were: Trueblood, 800 meters (2:06.85), and Schulberger, 1,600 meters (4:40.33).
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.