Panthers edge rival Rams

Quakertown boys’ tennis eked out a 4-3 victory over Pennridge on Tuesday. 1st singles: Nolan Pernia (Q) def. Steve Mehlbaum (P), 6-0, 6-1. 2nd singles: Mike Kelsall (Q) def. Adam Rapinski (P), 6-1, 6-4. 3rd singles: Alec Buonanno (Q) def. Neil Frings (P), 6-2, 6-4. 1st doubles: Gordon Blaxwell and Zach Alexander (P) def. Evan Koch and Zach Kraus (Q), 1-6, 6-2, 6-4. 2nd doubles: Alex Cope and Andrew Chant (P) def. Ryan Kinney and Tyler Andreacchio (Q), 6-0, 6-4. 3rd doubles: Jake Shollenberger and Ryan Alexander (P) def. J.R. Ebersole and Ray McCarroll (Q), 6-3, 6-4. 4th doubles: Randy Stenson and Kasey Hill (Q) def. Jack Malcolm and Austin Lare (P), 6-4, 6-4.

Panthers sweep Titans in opener

Quakertown boys’ volleyball defeated CB South, 3-0 (25-19, 25-16, 25-17), in the SOL Continental opener for both squads on Monday night. Panthers setter Xavier Villanueva had 27 assists and three aces. Six Panthers had at least two kills. They were: Coulton Terry (eight kills, five blocks), Dylan Flor (seven kills, one block, two aces), Mike Dierolf (six kills, one block), Lucas Schan (five kills, two blocks), Zach Dierolf (three kills, one ace) and Chris Cowan (two kills). Defensively, Nick Wesley had seven digs.

Panthers overwhelm Norristown

Quakertown girls’ lacrosse crushed Norristown, 19-7, on Monday. Taylor Kishbaugh scored a whopping seven goals for the Panthers. Kayla Donnelly added three, and Brooklyn Law and Sarah Townsend each netted two. Cayla Metzger chipped in three assists, while Kellyn Neville and Law each had two. Donnelly was a force defensively for Quakertown. She had four interceptions and three forced turnovers. Alisa Robinson had two interceptions, and Alison Schlicher managed two forced turnovers. Morgan Craighead had 17 saves (on 24 shots) for the Panthers.

Panthers capture Red Rover crown

Quakertown boys’ volleyball is off to a great start. The Panthers won the Red Rover Invitational Tournament on Saturday in Easton. The fourth seed heading into the playoffs, Quakertown won its quarterfinal match, 2-0, over William Allen; its semifinal match, 2-0, over Council Rock South; and downed Liberty, 2-1 (22-25, 25-22, 17-15), in the final. Panther stats for the tournament: Xavier Villanueva, 138 assists; Dylan Flor, 64 kills; Coulton Terry, 36 kills; Mike Dierolf, 25 kills; Lucas Schan, 24 kills; Chris Cowan, eight kills; Zach Dierolf, eight kills; Nick Wesley, 58 digs; and Jeff Prusch, 18 digs.

Panthers ease past Springfield

Quakertown boys’ tennis rolled over Springfield, 5-2, on Thursday. 1st singles: Nolan Pernia (Q) def. Zachary Harley (S), 6-1, 6-2. 2nd singles: Mike Kelsall (Q) def. Kyle Bookman (S), 6-3, 6-4. 3rd singles: Alec Buonanno (Q) def. Igor McVeogh (S), 6-1, 7-5. 1st doubles: Evan Koch and Zach Kraus (Q) def. Sasha McVeogh and Will Schmidt (S), 6-3, 6-2. 2nd doubles: Billy Brunt and Joe Massa (S) def. Ryan Kinney and Ray McCarroll (Q), 6-4, 6-3. 3rd doubles: Nasir Kasumo and Ben Zimmerman (S) def. Tyler Andreacchio and J.R. Ebersole (Q), 6-4, 4-6, 10-5. 4th doubles: Randy Stenson and Kasey Hill (Q) def. Jared Massa and Joe Delmar (S), 6-4, 7-6.

Panthers push aside Upper Perk

Quakertown boys’ tennis drilled Upper Perkiomen, 7-0, on Tuesday. 1st singles: Nolan Pernia (Q) def. Cooper Wnjut (UP), 6-3, 6-0. 2nd singles: Mike Kelsall (Q) def. Jim Souder (UP), 6-0, 6-2. 3rd singles: Alec Buonanno (Q) def. Evan Lutz (UP), 6-2, 6-0. 1st doubles: Evan Koch and Zach Kraus (Q) def. Austn Geuss and Josh Wolfe (UP), 6-2, 6-2. 2nd doubles: Ryan Kinney and Ray McCarroll (Q) def. Justin Weber and Ray Geiger (UP), 6-4, 7-5. 3rd doubles: Tyler Andreacchio and J.R. Ebersole (Q) def. Jay Vogel and Devin Howe (UP), 1-6, 6-3, 6-3. 4th doubles: Randy Stenson and Kasey Hill (Q) def. Paul Chapelle and Steve Christman (UP), 4-6, 6-4, 6-1.

Panthers slam Patriots

Quakertown wrestling dispatched Central Bucks East, 52-14, on Tuesday evening. 145: Cullen Williamson (Q) def. Cole Yerkes (CBE), 10-2 major decision. 152: Collin Stevens (CBE) def. Nick Basile (Q), 8-7 decision. 160: Noah Wood (Q) def. Matt Cascioli (CBE), 3-0 decision. 170: J.J. McGuigan (Q) def. Mike Melchiorre (CBE), fall in 3:36. 182: Nick Bonomo (Q) def. Alec Sager (CBE), fall in 0:30. 195: Gavin Caroff (Q) won by forfeit. 220: Micah Jones (Q) def. Marshall Whinney (CBE), fall in 0:40. 285: Justin Correa (Q) def. Trent Petro (CBE), fall in 1:55. 106: Cole Yerkes (CBE) def. Tim Mallo (Q), fall in 1:51. 113: Double forfeit. 120: Harrison Campbell (Q) def. Matt Ramjit (CBE), fall in 1:45. 126: Nicholas Hadley (Q) def. Austin Cheesman (CBE), fall in 1:28. 132: Ryan Chalifoux (CBE) def. Brendan Rosenberger (Q), technical fall in 3:03. 138: Tanner Seislove (Q) def. Michael Driver (CBE), 5-1 decision.

Rams beat Panthers in rivalry tilt

Pennridge boys’ basketball downed Quakertown, 67-56, on Thursday to end its regular season 20-2 overall and 13-1 in the SOL Continental. The Rams jumped on the Panthers early, carrying a 23-10 advantage into the second quarter. Joe Molettiere was huge for Pennridge, finishing with a game-high 30 points. Dan Long added 20 and Zach Muredda 11. Molettiere and Long combined to go 11 for 11 from the line. Kevin Norvaisas was giant for Quakertown. He had 26 points. The Panthers hit nine three-pointers and went nine for 11 from the line. The Rams will face Pennsbury on Saturday, at 3 p.m., at CR North in the semifinals of the new SOL postseason tourney.

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