Parkland gives Rams first loss

Pennridge boys’ volleyball came up short at Parkland, 3-0 (25-21, 25-18, 25-16), on Friday. It was the Rams’ first loss of the season in six matches. Stats for Pennridge: Jesse Smith, 29 assists, two blocks; Ben Chinnici, 18 kills; Josiah Friesen, seven kills; Aaron Nelson, five kills, four blocks; and Jeremy Baum, five digs.

Rams upend Upper Dublin

Pennridge boys’ volleyball dominated Upper Dublin, 3-0 (25-13, 25-16, 25-18), on Thursday. Stats for Pennridge: Jesse Smith, 26 assists, six aces; Ben Chinnici, nine kills; Cross Edwards, nine kills; Josiah Friesen, six kills; Aaron Nelson, three kills, four aces; Kevin Jones, two kills, two blocks; and Jeremy Baum, nine digs. With the win, the Rams improved to 5-0 on the season. They will travel to defending state Class AAA champion Parkland Friday night for a nonleague match.

Rams overpower Panthers

Pennridge boys’ volleyball swept Quakertown, 3-0 (25-12, 25-19, 25-16), on Wednesday. Stats for Pennridge: Jesse Smith, 25 assists, two aces; Aaron Nelson, five kills, five blocks; Kevin Jones, five kills, two blocks; Ben Chinnici, five kills, four aces; Cross Edwards, five kills, four aces; Josiah Friesen, four kills, five blocks; Ryan Spangler, four kills; and Austin Rush, six digs. For Quakertown, Zach Dierolf had six kills and Graham Wilson had two kills and two blocks.

Rams win showdown over Bucks

Pennridge boys’ track and field rolled over CB West, 101-49, on Tuesday. First-place winners follow: 300 (Cayce Giblin, Pennridge), 41; 4×800 (Pennridge’s Matt Eissler, Solomon Araneta, Jeff Espinal, Austin Howell), 8:04.9; 100 (Josh Pinkney, Pennridge), 11.0; 1,600 (Tucker Desko, Pennridge), 4:18.7; 4×100 (Pennridge’s Pat O’Brien, Owen Eisen, Matt Firuta, Josh Pinkney), 43.8; 400 (John Nash, Pennridge), 51.1; 110 (Alex Dimon, Pennridge), 15.0; 800 (Tucker Desko, Pennridge), 1:59.2; 200 (Austin Howell, Pennridge), 22.4; 3,200 (Brian Iatarola, CB West), 9:48.4; 4×400 (Pennridge’s Pat O’Brien, John Nash, Alex Dimon, Austin Howell), 3:30.9; shot put (Griffin McMann, Pennridge), 44-3.25; discus (Griffin McMann, Pennridge), 129-9; javelin (Sam Moyer, Pennridge), 137-0; long jump (Matt Ludlow, Pennridge), 20-5; triple jump (Matt Ludlow, Pennridge), 43-9; high jump (Matt Moyer, Pennridge), 5-10; and pole vault (Ed Bracken, Pennridge), 11-0.

Rams roll over host Patriots

Pennridge boys’ volleyball triumphed at Central Bucks East, 3-0 (25-16, 25-16, 25-18), on Monday evening to improve to 3-0 in the SOL Continental. Stats for Pennridge: Jesse Smith, 30 assists, six digs, two aces; Ben Chinnici, 10 kills, 12 digs, three aces; Cross Edwards, 10 kills, five digs, two blocks; Aaron Nelson, five kills, three blocks; Josiah Friesen, seven kills; Kevin Jones, three kills, two blocks; Jeremy Baum, 10 digs; Austin Rush, six digs; and Caleb Pennell, five digs. The Rams will host Quakertown on Wednesday.

Rams stand atop large field

The Pennridge boys’ track and field team finished first among a field of 20 teams at the Council Rock Kiwanis Invitational on Saturday in Newtown. Earning first-place medals for the Rams were: 110 (Alex Dimon), 15.34; 800 sprint medley (Matt Firuta, Josh Pinkney, Cayce Giblin, Austin Howell), 1:34.62; 1,500 (Tucker Desko), 4:01.17; 4×100 (Pat O’Brien, Owen Eisen, Matt Firuta, Josh Pinkney), 43.33; 4×400 (Pat O’Brien, John Nash, Cayce Giblin, Austin Howell), 3:22.09; and triple jump (Matt Ludlow), 43-4.25. Earning second-place medals for Pennridge were: 400 intermediate hurdles (Alex Dimon), 59.56; 4×800 (Matt Eissler, Luke Eissler, Jeff Espinal, Solomon Araneta), 8:02.43; shot put (Griffin McMann), 46-2.75; and long jump (Owen Eisen), 20-7.5.

Titans hang on to edge Rams

CB South boys’ tennis beat Pennridge, 4-3, on Thursday. 1st singles: Steve Mehlbaum (P) def. Ian Zimmer (CBS), 6-1, 6-0. 2nd singles: Adam Rapsinski (P) def. Nishant Chintala (CBS), 6-1, 6-2. 3rd singles: Vishal Kasina (CBS) def. Andrew Chant (P), 6-4, 6-2. 1st doubles: Zach Alexander and Alex Cope (P) def. Richard Song and Will Rong (CBS), 6-1, 6-1. 2nd doubles: Michael Towle and Ethan Wang (CBS) def. Brad Garges and Matt Rice (P), 4-6, 6-4, 7-6. 3rd doubles: Rohit Sinha and Evan Michner (CBS) def. Riley Cooper and Jake Shellenberger (P), 5-7, 6-2, 6-2. 4th doubles: Alex Pierzchala and Tommy Kim (CBS) def. Jack Malcolm and Ryan Galloway (P), 7-6, 6-4.

Rams too strong for Titans

Pennridge boys’ volleyball swept CB South, 3-0 (25-11, 25-9, 25-19), on Thursday. Stats for CB South: Mark Macios, 11 assists, two blocks, three digs; Jack Mayhew, three blocks, two kills, six digs; Justin Koren, five kills, four digs, three aces; Joe Karn, two blocks, one kill, one dig; Tim White, two kills, two digs; and Mike Devlin, two digs. “I felt that we played much improved from our opening match; however, their jump serves gave us a lot of trouble,” Titans head coach Matt Ehlers said. “Tonight was a complete team effort and I was proud of how this young team continued to compete.”

Rams rough up Panthers

Pennridge boys’ track and field routed Quakertown, 111-39, on Tuesday. First-place winners follow: 300 (C. Giblin, Pennridge), 41.4; 4×800 (Pennridge’s L. Eissler, S. Araneta, J. Espinal, T. Desko), 8:48.0; 100 (J. Pinkney, Pennridge), 11.5; 1,600 (T. Desko, Pennridge), 4:29.4; 4×100 (Pennridge’s P. O’Brien, O. Eisen, M. Firuta, J. Pinkney), 43.7; 400 (A. Howell, Pennridge), 50.3; 110 (A. Dimon, Pennridge), 15.4; 800 (J. Espinal, Pennridge), 2:02.4; 200 (J. Pinkney, Pennridge), 22.6; 3,200 (T. Desko, Pennridge), 10:12.9; 4×400 (Pennridge’s A. Dimon, J. Nash, C. Giblin, A. Howell), 3:35.1; shot put (G. McMann, Pennridge), 46-5; discus (G. McMann, Pennridge), 124-5; javelin (N. Basile, Quakertown), 128-4; long jump (M. Ludlow, Pennridge), 20-9.25; triple jump (M. Ludlow, Pennridge), 43-5.5; high jump (J. Lambinus, Quakertown), 6-0; and pole vault (R. Cubbage, Quakertown), 13-3.

Bucks push aside Rams

CB West boys’ tennis overpowered Pennridge, 7-0, on Tuesday. 1st singles: Dale Johnson (CBW) def. Steve Mendelbaum (P), 6-3, 6-1. 2nd singles: Brad Johnson (CBW) def. Adam Rapinski (P), 6-1, 6-0. 3rd singles: Jason Chen (CBW) def. Andrew Chant (P), 6-1, 6-0. 1st doubles: Colin Schmidt and James Kong (CBW) def. Zach Alexander and Alex Cope (P), 6-2, 6-4. 2nd doubles: Pat Matthews and Tom Walsh (CBW) def. Riley Cooper and Jake Schollenberger (P), 6-2, 5-7, 6-4. 3rd doubles: Brenden Warren and Reid Moncada (CBW) def. Brad Garges and Matt Rice (P), 6-1, 6-3. 4th doubles: Dan Bolton and Steve Bolton (CBW) def. Jack Malcom and Brian Zulaga (P), 6-2, 6-0.

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