Rams clear final hurdle

Pennridge boys’ track and field swept through the SOL Continental, concluding its conference mark at 7-0 with Tuesday’s triumph over Hatboro-Horsham, 106-44. First-place winners follow: 300 (Alex Dimon, Pennridge), 39.84; 4×800 (Pennridge’s Luke Eissler, Matt Eissler, Solomon Araneta, Austin Howell), 9:24.6; 100 (Bobby Gablein, Hatboro), 10.98; 1,600 (Tucker Desko, Pennridge), 4:30.19; 4×100 (Pennridge’s Carson VanHart, Owen Eisen, Matt Firuta, Josh Pinkney), 43.77; 400 (John Nash, Pennridge), 49.92; 110 (Alex Dimon, Pennridge), 14.91; 800 (Tucker Desko, Pennridge), 1:57.74; 200 (Josh Pinkney, Pennridge), 22.44; 3,200 (Allen, Hatboro), 10:00.56; 4×400 (Pennridge’s Jeff Espinal, Ryan Benner, Nico Araneta, Matt Eissler), 3:31.96; shot put (Riley LaRiviere, Pennridge), 46-2.5; discus (Riley LaRiviere, Pennridge), 149-1; javelin (Haas, Hatboro), 184-6; long jump (Matt Ludlow, Pennridge), 21-2.25; triple jump (Kellen Brown, Pennridge), 38-6; high jump (Matt Moyer, Pennridge), 6-1; and pole vault (Nick Marino, Hatboro), 14-0.

Panthers lose to Souderton

Quakertown boys’ volleyball went down to Souderton, 3-1 (28-30, 25-23, 25-6, 25-18), on Monday. Stats for Quakertown: Mike Dierolf, 17 kills, 15 digs; Zach Dierolf, five kills, five digs; Graham Wilson, three kills, two blocks; Kevin Steich, one kill, four blocks; Logan Spieker, two kills, four digs, two blocks, one ace; Drew Stout, 21 assists; and Kevin Finlayson, five digs, one ace.

Rams squeeze by Bucks

Pennridge boys’ volleyball prevailed at Central Bucks West, 3-1 (25-18, 28-26, 19-25, 25-20), on Monday. Stats for Pennridge: Jesse Smith, 40 assists, 12 digs, five blocks; Ben Chinnici, 22 kills, eight digs, three aces; Cross Edwards, eight kills, six digs, two aces; Aaron Nelson, six kills, four blocks; Josiah Friesen, five kills, three blocks; Kevin Jones, three kills, five blocks; Austin Rush, 10 digs; and Jeremy Baum, 10 digs. The Rams are on top of the SOL Continental with a record of 12-1 and will head to North Penn on Wednesday.

Patriots knock off Knights

CB East boys’ lacrosse shed North Penn, 9-6, on Monday in Holicong. The Patriots took a 7-3 advantage into the half. Ryan Brown, Alec Bracken and Mike Ott each scored two goals for CB East. Ryan Stout had a goal and two assists, while Owen Griffin added a goal and an assist. Amazingly, Ott won all 18 of his faceoffs. Liam Rosenthal made eight saves, and Griffin came up with 13 ground balls. Bryan McIntosh forced two turnovers. CB East improved to 10-4 (8-2 in the SOL Continental) and will host CB West on Thursday at 3:30 p.m.

North Penn nips Panthers

Quakertown boys’ volleyball lost to North Penn, 3-2 (25-18, 17-25, 25-12, 22-25, 15-11), on Friday. Stats for Quakertown: Mike Dierolf, 14 kills, eight digs; Zach Dierolf, six kills, four digs, two blocks; Graham Wilson, three kills, four blocks; Kevin Steich, two blocks; Logan Spieker, four kills, five digs, three blocks, one ace; Drew Stout, 23 assists; Zac Mahler, 10 digs; and Kevin Finlayson, two digs.

State powers collide

In a battle of the two of the top 10 teams in the state, visiting Hempfield needed five sets to get rid of Pennridge, 3-2 (25-22, 22-25, 20-25, 25-13, 15-11), on Friday. Stats for Pennridge: Jesse Smith, 46 assists, nine digs; Ben Chinnici, 29 kills, 12 digs, four blocks, two aces; Kevin Jones, eight kills, three blocks; Cross Edwards, five kills, 14 digs; Josiah Friesen, four kills, five blocks; Aaron Nelson, four kills, two blocks; Austin Rush, 16 digs; and Jeremy Baum, five digs. The Rams will travel to Central Bucks West on Monday night.

Patriots leap over Titans

CB East boys’ lacrosse shut out CB South 9-0 in the first half and went on to a 13-5 victory in Warrington on Friday. Ryan Brown and Owen Griffin each scored a hat trick for the Patriots. Mike Ott and Ryan Stout each managed two goals. Alec Bracken and Brant Billingsley each added two assists. Ott, meanwhile, went on to win 13 of 15 faceoffs and Colin Stein won six of seven. Liam Rosenthal had six saves in front of the CB East cage. Conor Larkin led the way with five ground balls. The Patriots (9-4) will host North Penn on Monday, May 2 at 3:30 p.m.

Pottsgrove defeats Panthers

Quakertown boys’ lacrosse succumbed to Pottsgrove, 9-6, on Thursday. Frank Claus had a hat trick; Jeffrey Royall scored a pair; and Scott Keck had one goal for the Panthers. Keck added two assists, while Dan Grubb, Liam Grubb and Royall each had one. Chris Brady stopped 12 shots in goal for Quakertown. Gavin Hillaert won four faceoffs, and Dan Grubb came up with five ground balls.