Pennridge boys’ basketball used a 36-20 second half to eclipse CB South, 61-46, on Friday evening. Dan Long scored 18 points and went eight for nine from the charity stripe to lead the Rams. Ryan Kinky chipped in 12 points, all on three-pointers. DeVon Balmer had nine points. Tim Waddington mustered 11 points for the Titans, while Alex Karras dropped in nine points, all threes. Pennridge improved to 5-1 overall; CB South fell to 2-4.
Cal Reichwein had 18 points and five rebounds as CB West boys’ basketball handed visiting Pennridge its first loss of the season, 63-55, on Tuesday. The Bucks won every quarter, except for the first (6-12). Luke Irons netted 13 points for CB West, while Erich Hohenleitner (12 points, five boards) and Bill Power (10 points) also finished in double figures for the Bucks. For the Rams, Dan Long had 18 points and Ryan Cuthbert 13, including three triples. Pennridge went eight for nine from the line and knocked down seven three-pointers.
Tied at 36 after three quarters, Pennridge boys’ basketball used a 22-10 fourth quarter to separate from visiting CB East, 58-46, on Friday night. Dan Long scored 20 points and Max Wagner 12 for the home team. Stephen Lowry and Wagner each connected twice from three-point land. Blake Peterson was the only Patriot in double-digit points. He finished with 14. It was CB East’s (3-1) first loss of the season; Pennridge improved to 4-0.
Pennridge boys’ basketball separated from William Tennent in the second half to post a 69-55 victory on Tuesday. The Rams outscored the Panthers, 37-23, after intermission. The high scorers yet again for Pennridge were seniors Dan Long and Max Wagner, each of whom netted 23 points. Long went eight for eight from the charity stripe. Ryan Cuthbert dropped in 13 points for the victors and Stephen Lowry had eight.
Methacton was with Pennridge boys’ basketball – except for the second quarter, when the Rams went on a 22-2 run to separate from the visitors and post a 56-32 victory on Saturday to capture their tip-off tourney. Dan Long scored 14 points and Max Wagner added 12 to lead Pennridge.
Pennridge boys’ basketball destroyed Saucon Valley, 76-32, in the first round of its memorial tip-off tournament on Friday evening. The Rams won the first quarter, 26-8. Max Wagner and Dan Long led Pennridge with 18 and 17 points, respectively. Each knocked down two threes.
Pennridge boys’ water polo beat Governor Mifflin, 15-9, on Tuesday to put the Rams in the state quarterfinals on Friday. Pennridge will face Cumberland Valley at 5 p.m. at Wilson-West Lawn. Junior Jeffrey Swartz, junior Villiam Haidari and sophomore Josh Yardley led the Rams with three goals apiece at Governor Mifflin. Junior Jakob Aigeldinger defended the Rams’ goal with 12 saves and two steals. Senior Aaron Lionetti added to the defensive effort with three steals and a field block for the Rams. Last weekend was the Eastern Conference championships where Swartz also had a strong showing in the qualifying game against Wissahickon, scoring six goals. He led the Rams to a 16-11 victory over the Trojans. “It is very exciting to see the boys get to this point in the season,” head coach Ken Vincent said. “The regular season was very competitive, and we have developed significantly as a team and we are in a good position to move forward in the state championships. This is a result of the hard work and teamwork that each of the athletes has shown through the season. Senior captains Callum Malcolm, Tommy Schneider and Jake Dearborn have done a great job of bringing this team together during the season. I am proud of what they have accomplished thus far, and I am excited for the opportunity to compete for the state championship this weekend.”
Jeffrey Swartz prepares to fire away at the goal at the Eastern Conference championships on Saturday.
Photograph by Tom Schneider
Pennridge football erased a 17-7 halftime deficit to topple visiting CB South, 28-17, on Friday in East Rockhill. Quarterback DeVon Balmer had a hand in both Ram third-quarter touchdowns: he found Connor Hansen from 28 yards out at the 8:46 mark, and then ran it in from 36 yards out more than three minutes later. Judens Desrosiers scored a 12-yard touchdown late in the fourth quarter to give Pennridge its winning margin. Titans quarterback Sam Thompson and Stephen Iannuzzi hooked up for an 81-yard touchdown late in the first quarter and Nate Norris scored on the ground from eight yards out about halfway through the second to account for CB South’s two touchdowns. Balmer was the leading rusher for the Rams with 91 yards on 14 carries. He also threw two touchdowns. He connected with Dan Hockman on a 36-yard score more than halfway through the first quarter to help give Pennridge an early 7-0 lead.
Pennridge girls’ volleyball was too much for Quakertown, 3-0, on Tuesday. The Rams finished their SOL Continental campaign at 7-5; the Panthers went winless in the conference at 0-12.
Kennedy Peace scored two goals and Kouri Peace one as Pennridge girls’ soccer shut out Quakertown, 5-0, on Tuesday. Melissa Lyon and Abby Groff also found the back of the net. The Rams led, 2-0, at the half. Megan Hirschbuhl, Erin Stevenson, Liz Cardie and Peace all had assists. Kaitlyn Moran and Mary Kate Levush shared time in goal for Pennridge. Morgan Small and Meghan Woulfe handled the goalkeeping duties for Quakertown.