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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
Pennridge boys’ track and field finished first as a team at Saturday’s Pirate Invitational at Palisades. The Rams’ gold-medal winners were: 4×800 relay (Luke Eissler, Solomon Araneta, Jeff Espinal, Pat O’Brien), 8:44.15; 4×100 (Pat O’Brien, Dylan Henry, Matt Firuta, Josh Pinkney), 44.70; 4×400 (Alex Dimon, John Nash, Nico Araneta, Cayce Giblin), 3:29.54; 110 high hurdles (Alex Dimon), 15.13; 300 intermediate hurdles (Cayce Giblin), 41.2; 200 (Austin Howell), 22.90; 400 (Austin Howell), 49.71; 3,200 (Matt Eissler), 10:13.54; discus (Griffin McMann), 124-5; and high jump (Matt Moyer), 6-2.
Pennridge boys’ tennis handled Quakertown, 6-1, on Tuesday. 1st singles: Nolan Pernia (Q) def. Steve Mehlbaum (P), 6-4, 6-3. 2nd singles: Adam Rapsinski (P) def. Ray McCarroll (Q), 6-3, 6-2. 3rd singles: Andrew Chant (P) def. Mason Sullivan (Q), 6-0, 6-1. 1st doubles: Zach Alexander and Nate Hess (P) def. Randy Stenson and Danny Reigh (Q), 6-4, 6-3. 2nd doubles: Brad Garges and Matt Rice (P) def. Hunter Webb and Eric Neagu (Q), 6-0, 6-1. 3rd doubles: Riley Cooper and Jake Shollenberger (P) def. Mason Bruzgo and Noa Robinson (Q), 6-1, 6-3. 4th doubles: Ryan Galloway and Jack Malcolm (P) def. Matt Meyers and Tomas Sipone (Q), 6-2, 6-0.
Pennridge boys’ basketball fell one victory short of qualifying for states for the second straight year. The Rams succumbed on Tuesday to visiting Hatboro-Horsham, 46-43, in a District One Class AAAA playback game with the winner, in this case, the Hatters, punching their ticket to states. Pennridge trailed, 29-20, at the half, rallied late, but didn’t have enough to seal the deal. Seniors Max Wagner and Dan Long, playing their final game for the Rams, finished with 16 and 14 points, respectively. Pennridge went 21-6 overall in 2015-16.
Pennridge boys’ basketball routed visiting Perkiomen Valley, 61-42, on Friday night to move within one victory of qualifying for states for the second straight year. The Rams will need to defeat Hatboro-Horsham on Tuesday to reach states. Against Perk Valley in district playbacks, Pennridge blew open the game with a 20-9 second quarter. The Rams hit eight threes as a team. Dan Long scored 19, while Ryan Kinky also reached double digits with 11.
Fifth-seeded Pennridge boys’ basketball lost a heartbreaker to No. 12 Spring-Ford, 61-58 in overtime, in the second round of the District One Class AAAA playoffs on Tuesday in East Rockhill. The contest was knotted at 54 at the end of regulation. The victory gave Spring-Ford an automatic berth to states, while Pennridge must fight through playbacks to advance. Dan Long scored 20 to lead Pennridge. Steve Lowry had 14, including four three-pointers, and Max Wagner netted 10.