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.

Patriots triumph on road

CB East boys’ lacrosse powered past host Penncrest, 11-8, on Saturday. The Patriots separated in the fourth quarter, which they won 6-3. Ryan Brown led the CB East attack with three goals and two assists. Alec Bracken and Owen Griffin each added two goals, while Ryan Stout notched two goals and three assists, and Mike Ott dished out four assists and won 10 of 19 faceoffs. Goalie Liam Rosenthal made seven saves. Griffin, Logan Nelsen and Bryan McIntosh each picked up three ground balls. McIntosh had three forced turnovers; Austin Prime had two. The Patriots are 7-4. CB East’s next game is Tuesday at home against Hatboro-Horsham.

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.

Bucks best Panthers

CB West boys’ volleyball pushed aside Quakertown, 3-0 (25-18, 25-11, 25-17), on Thursday. Stats for Quakertown: Mike Dierolf, nine kills, 10 digs; Zach Dierolf, six kills, one block; Graham Wilson, two kills, two blocks; Logan Spieker, seven kills, one block, five digs; Justin Flor, three digs; and Drew Stout, 21 assists.

Rams serve up victory

Pennridge boys’ volleyball won at Central Bucks South, 3-1 (25-8, 25-19, 16-25, 25-21), on Thursday. Stats for Pennridge: Jesse Smith, 27 assists, six aces; Corey Quaste, 14 assists; Cross Edwards, 14 kills, eight digs, three blocks; Josiah Friesen, nine kills; Kevin Jones, six kills, two blocks; Zach Detweiler, four kills, two blocks; and Jeremy Pruss, 13 digs, two aces. “I was so proud of the effort these boys gave today,” Titans head coach Matt Ehlers said. “We really played together and stepped up as a team. Every player who I used tonight gave me their all and embraced the roll that I asked them to play to the best of their ability. Pennridge is a great team and to take a game off them was a big step in the right direction for our program.” Stats for CB South: Justin Koren, two aces, 12 kills, six blocks, six digs; Mark Macios, 17 assists, two blocks, six digs; Joe Karn, three kills, four blocks, four digs; and David Lulko, 12 digs, one ace, one assist.

Knights shock Patriots in 3 OT

CB East boys’ lacrosse dropped a heartbreaker on Thursday at North Penn, 10-9, in three overtimes. The Patriots actually came back with a 4-1 fourth quarter to knot the contest at 9 heading into OT. Ryan Brown, Alec Bracken and Mike Ott each scored two goals for CB East. Logan Nelsen and Owen Griffin each had a goal and an assist. Ott won 19 of 23 faceoffs. In goal, Ian Mauer and Liam Rosenthal each stopped six shots. For ground balls, Griffin had seven and Bryan McIntosh had five. McIntosh forced five turnovers; Joe Thiroway forced three. The Patriots are 6-4 and will travel to Penncrest on Saturday.

Dock falls prey to Panthers

Quakertown boys’ tennis smoked Christopher Dock, 5-2, on Wednesday. 1st singles: Nolan Pernia (Q) def. Darren Souder (CD), 6-1, 6-0. 2nd singles: Sergey Curtis (CD) def. Ray McCarroll (Q), 7-6, 6-1. 3rd singles: Tom Lu (CD) def. Tomas Sipone (Q), 6-4, 6-2. 1st doubles: Randy Stenson and Danny Reigh (Q) def. Cameron Reinose and Vicah Souder (CD), 6-1, 6-2. 2nd doubles: Hunter Webb and Eric Neagu (Q) def. Ryan Kratz and Aiden Smith (CD), 6-2, 6-3. 3rd doubles: Mason Bruzgo and Noa Robinson (Q) def. Nathaniel Hartley and Matt Lynch (CD), 6-1, 6-2. 4th doubles: Quakertown won by forfeit.

Rams conquer Cheltenham

Pennridge boys’ volleyball sank Cheltenham, 3-1 (25-10, 21-25, 25-6, 25-20), on Wednesday. Stats for Pennridge: Jesse Smith, 26 assists, three blocks; Cross Edwards, nine kills, six digs; Ben Chinnici, seven kills, 11 aces; Josiah Friesen, six kills, four aces; Kevin Jones, seven kills; and Corey Quaste, 11 assists. The Rams improved to 8-2 on the season and 8-1 in SOL Continental play.

Panthers deny Titans

Quakertown boys’ volleyball swept CB South, 3-0 (25-15, 25-14, 25-11), on Wednesday. Stats for Quakertown: Mike Dierolf, nine kills, four digs; Zach Dierolf, one kill; Graham Wilson, three kills; Kevin Steich, two kills, one dig, one ace; Chris Cowan, one kill, one block; Logan Spieker, six kills, one dig, two blocks; Drew Stout, 20 assists, one kill, two aces; Josh Moyer, one kill, one ace, one dig; Zac Mahler, three digs, two aces; and Kevin Finlayson, four aces. For CB South, middle hitter Justin Koren had two aces, nine kills, two blocks, five digs and one assist.