Pennridge

Pennridge hosts Helman meet

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.

Rams nudge aside North Penn

Pennridge boys’ volleyball triumphed at North Penn, 3-1 (25-12, 25-23, 13-25, 25-15), on Wednesday. Stats for Pennridge: Jesse Smith, 33 assists, eight digs; Cross Edwards, 11 kills, eight digs, three aces; Kevin Jones, six kills, two blocks; Aaron Nelson, five kills, four blocks; Josiah Friesen, five kills, five blocks; Austin Rush, 12 digs; and Jeremy Baum, six digs. The Rams, at 13-1 in the SOL Continental, moved one step closer to the conference championship.

Rams clear final hurdle

Pennridge boys’ track and field swept through the SOL Continental, concluding its conference mark at 7-0 with Tuesday’s triumph over Hatboro-Horsham, 106-44. First-place winners follow: 300 (Alex Dimon, Pennridge), 39.84; 4×800 (Pennridge’s Luke Eissler, Matt Eissler, Solomon Araneta, Austin Howell), 9:24.6; 100 (Bobby Gablein, Hatboro), 10.98; 1,600 (Tucker Desko, Pennridge), 4:30.19; 4×100 (Pennridge’s Carson VanHart, Owen Eisen, Matt Firuta, Josh Pinkney), 43.77; 400 (John Nash, Pennridge), 49.92; 110 (Alex Dimon, Pennridge), 14.91; 800 (Tucker Desko, Pennridge), 1:57.74; 200 (Josh Pinkney, Pennridge), 22.44; 3,200 (Allen, Hatboro), 10:00.56; 4×400 (Pennridge’s Jeff Espinal, Ryan Benner, Nico Araneta, Matt Eissler), 3:31.96; shot put (Riley LaRiviere, Pennridge), 46-2.5; discus (Riley LaRiviere, Pennridge), 149-1; javelin (Haas, Hatboro), 184-6; long jump (Matt Ludlow, Pennridge), 21-2.25; triple jump (Kellen Brown, Pennridge), 38-6; high jump (Matt Moyer, Pennridge), 6-1; and pole vault (Nick Marino, Hatboro), 14-0.

Rams squeeze by Bucks

Pennridge boys’ volleyball prevailed at Central Bucks West, 3-1 (25-18, 28-26, 19-25, 25-20), on Monday. Stats for Pennridge: Jesse Smith, 40 assists, 12 digs, five blocks; Ben Chinnici, 22 kills, eight digs, three aces; Cross Edwards, eight kills, six digs, two aces; Aaron Nelson, six kills, four blocks; Josiah Friesen, five kills, three blocks; Kevin Jones, three kills, five blocks; Austin Rush, 10 digs; and Jeremy Baum, 10 digs. The Rams are on top of the SOL Continental with a record of 12-1 and will head to North Penn on Wednesday.

State powers collide

In a battle of the two of the top 10 teams in the state, visiting Hempfield needed five sets to get rid of Pennridge, 3-2 (25-22, 22-25, 20-25, 25-13, 15-11), on Friday. Stats for Pennridge: Jesse Smith, 46 assists, nine digs; Ben Chinnici, 29 kills, 12 digs, four blocks, two aces; Kevin Jones, eight kills, three blocks; Cross Edwards, five kills, 14 digs; Josiah Friesen, four kills, five blocks; Aaron Nelson, four kills, two blocks; Austin Rush, 16 digs; and Jeremy Baum, five digs. The Rams will travel to Central Bucks West on Monday night.

Rams jettison host Panthers

Pennridge boys’ volleyball prevailed at Quakertown, 3-0 (25-14, 25-22, 25-16), on Wednesday. Stats for Pennridge: Jesse Smith, 24 assists, six digs, two blocks; Ben Chinnici, 12 kills, 12 aces; Kevin Jones, eight kills, three blocks; Zach Detweiler, four kills, four blocks; Cross Edwards, four kills, seven digs, two aces; Josiah Friesen, five kills, four blocks; and Austin Rush, 14 digs. Stats for Quakertown: Mike Dierolf, 10 kills, four digs, one ace; Zach Dierolf, four kills; Graham Wilson, three kills, one block; Chris Cowan, two blocks; Logan Spieker, six kills, three digs, two blocks; Drew Stout, 17 assists; Josh Moyer, three digs; and Zac Mahler, 16 digs. The Rams are 11-2 overall this season and 11-1 in league play. Pennridge will host state power Hempfield in a nonleague match on Friday night.

Rams continue to amass Ws

Pennridge boys’ track and field ran its SOL Continental record to 6-0 with Tuesday’s 89-52 victory over North Penn. First-place winners follow: 300 (Alex Dimon, Pennridge), 40.37; 4×800 (Pennridge’s James Masgai, Solomon Araneta, Jeff Espinal, Austin Howell), 8:20.28; 100 (Albert House, North Penn), 11.11; 1,600 (Tucker Desko, Pennridge), 4:27.25; 4×100 (Pennridge’s Carson VanHart, Owen Eisen, Matt Firuta, Josh Pinkney), 43.28; 400 (Dante Watson, North Penn), 50.09; 110 (Alex Dimon, Pennridge), 15.17; 800 (Dan Santiago, North Penn), 1:59.81; 200 (Austin Howell, Pennridge), 22.54; 3,200 (Brendon O’Toole, North Penn), 9:43.84; 4×400 (Pennridge’s Alex Dimon, John Nash, Patrick O’Brien, Austin Howell), 3:21.77; shot put (Griffin McMann, Pennridge), 44-8.5; discus (Griffin McMann, Pennridge), 141-7; long jump (Albert House, North Penn), 22-2.75; triple jump (Albert House, North Penn), 43-.5; high jump (Matt Moyer, Pennridge), 6-4; and pole vault (Long, North Penn), 12-0.

Rams ram Patriots

Pennridge boys’ volleyball won comfortably over CB East, 3-0 (25-11, 25-11, 25-19), on Monday. Stats for Pennridge: Jesse Smith, 31 assists, four kills, five aces; Ben Chinnici, 14 kills, four blocks; Cross Edwards, 10 kills, 12 digs, two blocks; Aaron Nelson, three kills, three blocks; Kevin Jones, three kills, three blocks; Josiah Friesen, five kills; Ryan Spangler, two kills; Austin Rush, 10 digs; and Jeremy Baum, 10 digs. The Rams are 10-2 on the season and 10-1 in SOL Continental Conference play.

Rams settle for second

Pennridge boys’ volleyball placed second at Saturday’s State College Invitational. In morning pool play, the Rams defeated Meadville and Wilson, both by 2-0 scores, and split with State College, 1-1. In reseeded pool play, Pennridge split with Northeastern, 1-1; beat York Suburban, 2-0; and fell to Central York, 2-0. In the semifinals, the Rams downed York Suburban, 30-18, before losing to Northeastern, 25-18, 25-23, in the final. Stats for Pennridge: Jesse Smith, 128 assists, 24 digs, four aces, six kills; Ben Chinnici, 84 kills, 46 digs, 12 blocks, nine aces; Cross Edwards, 32 kills, 30 digs, seven blocks, six aces; Josiah Friesen, 18 kills, five blocks; Aaron Nelson, 14 kills, 12 blocks; Kevin Jones, eight kills, eight blocks; Austin Rush, 54 digs, four aces; Jeremy Baum, 16 digs; and Corey Quaste, 18 assists.

Rams nip Panthers in extras

Pennridge baseball edged Quakertown, 4-3 in eight innings, on Thursday. Dan Long picked up the win on the mound, pitching the final three innings without allowing a run and striking out five. Joe Robinson went 2-for-4 with three RBI for the Rams. Jason Souder also had two hits for Pennridge. For the Panthers, Matt Bukavich went 3-for-4 with two runs batted in. Brian Robison scored a pair for Quakertown. The Panthers were undone by five errors.

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