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The Boyertown High boys’ basketball team split four games last week, including two wins in three PAC-10 contests. The Bears are 4-3 in league play and 5-10 overall.
The Bears began the week on Jan. 8 with a home PAC-10 game against Pottsgrove. The game was close from beginning to end, but it was Boyertown that came out on top, 55-54.
Mike Mansur led the Boyertown offense with 15 points in the game, including a trio of three-point baskets. Ethan Shallaway scored 13 points and Connor Dunn scored 11. Ryan Corcoran added seven points.
On Thursday, Jan. 10, the Bears were on the road to take on Upper Perkiomen. This game was also a close one until Boyertown got hot in the fourth quarter and went on to win the game, 68-51.
The game was tied 25-25 at halftime, and Boyertown took a three point lead into the fourth quarter. But they found their shots in the final quarter, outscoring the Indians, 25-11.
Mansur led the way once again for the Boyertown offense with 22 points (four three-point buckets). Tyler Bauman scored 13 points in the contest while Corcoran netted 12 and Kyle Dennin had 10. Connor Dunn chipped in with eight points.
On Jan. 12, the Bears played host to Exeter in a non-league contest. This was another case of a strong fourth quarter, but this time it was Exeter that pulled away to win the game, 49-34.
Exeter led 8-6 after one quarter, then expanded the lead to six by halftime, 19-13. The game remained close until the Eagles got hot in the final quarter, outscoring the Bears, 19-11.
Mansur had 22 points to lead the Bears, while Corcoran scored four and Shalaway three.
The Bears got back to PAC-10 play on Jan. 15 when they traveled to Pottstown. The Trojans overcame a slow start to defeat the Bears, 51-36.
Boyertown led after one quarter, 15-11, but Pottstown came back in the second quarter to take a 23-21 halftime lead. They then outscored the Bears in the third quarter, 12-9, and the fourth, 16-6.
Corcoran was high scorer for the Bears with 10 points in the game. Dunn and Mansur each netted eight points and Shalaway scored five.
The Boyertown High girls’ basketball team won all four of their games last week and extended their winning streak to 10 games. The Lady Bears are 6-1 in the PAC-10 and 13-2 overall.
On Jan. 8, the Lady Bears got the week underway with a game at Pottsgrove. A strong defensive effort led Boyertown to a relatively comfortable 43-24 victory.
The Bears led by one after one quarter, 10-9, then increased the lead to seven by halftime, 19-12. But they outscored the Falcons in the third quarter, 9-4, and the fourth, 15-8 to pull away with the victory.
Kaitlyn Eisenhard led the Boyertown offense with 10 points in the game. Olivia Cavallo was right behind her with nine points while Ali Bauman, Alyssa Cotellese and Dee Terry all scored six points.
On Jan. 12, the Lady Bears were back home for another PAC-10 battle with Upper Perkiomen. Despite a really slow start, Boyertown rebounded and defeated the Lady Indians, 50-34.
It was Upper Perkiomnen that got the early lead, 12-3 after one quarter. But the Lady Bears finally started hitting some baskets in the second quarter and went into halftime with a 19-15 lead. They then pulled away in the second half, outscoring the Indians in the third quarter, 15-10, and the fourth, 16-9.
Eisenhard was the top scorer for the Lady Bears with 22 points in the game. Cavallo netted eight points and Bauman scored five.
On Saturday, Jan. 12, the Lady Bears traveled to Abington for a tough non-league game. It took two overtime periods but Boyertown came out on top, 58-54.
Boyertown had another slow start, staring at a 13-4 deficit after one quarter. But they fought back, outscoring Abington in the second quarter, 14-10, and the third, 13-9.
Eisenhard had a big night offensively for the Bears, scoring 33 points. Cavallo chipped in with 13 points and Maria Garofolo added four.
The Lady Bears got back into PAC-10 action on Jan. 15 when they played host to Pottstown. Boyertown had no trouble in this game as they breezed to a 49-21 victory.
The Lady Bears took control of the game early, taking a 16-4 lead into the second quarter. By halftime, Boyertown extended the lead to 23, 33-9. The Trojans were unable to mount any second half comeback.
Eisenhard paced the Boyertown offense with 12 points in the contest. Terry scored nine while Cotellese chipped in with seven.
The Boyertown High wrestling team dropped two of three PAC-10 matches last week and are 4-2 in the league and 8-4 overall.
The Bears began the week in Pennsburg to take on Upper Perkiomen. This one came down to the last bout but it was Upper Perk that came out on top, 36-33.
Winning by pins for the Bears were: Cody Richmond (170), 1:24; Jordan Wood (220), 2:33; and Eddie Kriczky (126), 1:03.
Winning by decisions for Boyertown were: Gregg Harvey (152), 5-1; Lucas Miller (106), 1-0; and Dante Colonna (132), 4-0.
Boyertown’s other six points came when Gray Garber (182) won by forfeit.
On Jan. 11. the Bears were defeated by Owen J. Roberts, 43-14.
Winning by decisions for Boyertown were: Kriczky (126), 12-2; Jorden Wertz (220), 10-1; Wood (285), 7-2; and Miller (106), 2-0.
On Jan. 16, the Bears shutout Phoenixville, 79-0.
Winning by pins for the Bears were: Jake Salkowitz (145), 2:12; Harvey (152), 1:37; Garrett Abare (160), 1:04; Richmond (170), 1:02; Wood (220), 1:19; Brody O’Connell (285), 5:09; Miller (106), 3:11; and Ty Miller (132).
Reuben Maldonado (138) won by a major decision, 12-3, and Jordan Wertz (195) won by a 3-2 decision.
Mike Fretz (182), Garrett Mauger (113), Dylan Wertz (120) and Kriczky (126) all won by forfeits.
The Boyertown High boys’ swimming team remained unbeaten in the league (3-0) after defeating Phoenixville on Jan. 14, 102-65.
Leading the way for Boyertown was Parker Vivian and Nick Savino with two individual wins each. Vivian was first in the 100 fly (58.67 seconds) and the 100 breast (1:07.78), while Savino won the 200 free (2:01.03) and the 100 free (53.25 seconds).
Also taking individual victories for the Bears were: Shane Corbett. 200 individual medley (2:10.58); Andrew Grofe, 50 free (24.16 seconds); Steve Miller, 500 free (4:57.35); and Russell Lambert, 100 back (1:00.76).
Also winning for the Boyertown boys was the 200 medley relay team of Corbett, Parker Vivian, Nick Vivian and Miller (58.67 seconds); the 200 free relay team of Lambert, Nick Vivian, Savino and Corbett (1:37.34).
On Jan. 11, the Bears split a non-league tri-meet, defeating Hatboro-Horsham, 88-82, but losing to Upper Dublin, 100-83.
Winning individual races for the Bears against Hatfield-Horsham were: Miller, 200 free (1:46.08); Cody Weiler, 50 free (22.77 seconds); and Lambert, 100 breast (1:01.69).
The Boyertown High girls’ swimming team improved to 2-1 in the league and 2-4 overall after defeating Phoenixville on Jan. 14, 97-73.
Laura Simpson led the way for Boyertown with a pair of first place finishes. Simpson won the 500 free (5:42.89) and the 200 individual medley (2:21.15).
Taylor Cisik won the 200 individual medley in a time of 2:21.15.
In a non-league tri-meet, the Lady Bears lost to Upper Dublin, 126-57, and Hatboro-Horsham, 123-57.
The Oley Valley High School boys’ basketball team won three of four games last week. The Lynx are tied for first place in the Division 3 with a record of 4-1 in the Berks League and 8-5 overall.
The Lynx began the week with a road game at Antietam. The Lynx got off to a great start and never looked back as they cruised to a 65-43 victory.
Oley took control of the game early, outscoring the Mounts in the first quarter, 19-4. By halftime, the lead was increased to 32 points, 40-8.
Jay Kerkeslager led the Oley Valley offense with 16 points in the game. Adam Kreibel scored 14 points while Collin Moyer and Ben Kerkeslager each had 12 points.
On Jan. 10, the Lynx were back home to take on Tulpehocken. Once again it was a strong first half for Oley. The Lynx outscored the Trojans in the first quarter, 19-10, then led at halftime, 35-19. Tulpehocken started a comeback in the second half, getting to withing four points at one point. But Oley was able to hold off the charge for the victory.
Moyer paced the Oley Valley offense with 14 points. Kreibel was right behind him with 13 points (three three-point buckets), while Tim Brill, Jabari Johnson, Jay Kerkeslager and Hunter Renninger all had six points.
On Jan. 12, the Lynx traveled to Schuylkill Haven to take on non-league opponent Blue Mountain. The game was close throughout by Blue Mountain came out on top, 52-46.
Blue Mountain held a 37-27 lead after three quarters. Oley fought back in the fourth quarter with 19 points in the period, but the rally fell a little short.
Ben Kerkeslager was the high scorer for Oley Valley with 16 points. Jay Kerkeslager netted 12 points while Johnson netted eight and Brill had six.
On Jan. 15, the Lynx traveled to Brandywine Heights for a huge division battle. Thanks to a big third quarter, the Lynx were able to down the Bullets, 42-37.
Brandywine held an 18-16 halftime lead, but Oley came out hot in the third quarter, outscoring the Bullets, 15-5. Brandywine fought back in the fourth quarter but couldn’t pull off the comeback.
Jay Kerkeslager paced the Oley Valley offense with 21, while Moyer scored eight and Renninger added seven.
The Oley Valley High School girls’ basketball team won three of four games last week, with the loss being a non-league contest. The Lady Lynx are still undefeated in league play at 5-0, and 11-4 overall.
On Jan. 8, the Lady Lynx began the week on the road at Antietam. Oley proved too much for the Mounts as the Lynx won the game, 58-9.
Oley led 32-1 after one quarter, and 42-4 at halftime.
Amanda Rizzuti led the way for Oley with 23 points, including six three-point buckets. Brandi Vallely netted 15 points and Megan Deptula scored eight.
On Jan. 9, the Lady Lynx came back home to take on a powerful Berks Catholic team in a non-league battle. Berks Catholi scored 42 first half points and defeated Oley, 77-34.
The Lady Saints took control of the game early, outscoring the locals in the first quarter, 17-8. By halftime, the lead was increased to 25 points, 42-17.
Vallely was the high scorer for Oley Valley with 16 points in the game. Rizzuti netted seven points and Carly Kauffman contributed with five.
On Jan. 11, the Lady Lynx got back on the winning track with a road game at Tulpehocken. Oley got off to a great start and never let the Trojans back in the game as Oley pulled off a 52-32 win.
The Lady Lynx outscored Tulpehocken in the first quarter, 22-8, and led at halftime, 31-17. Oley put the game away in the fourth quarter when they outscored the Lady Trojans, 10-4.
Vallely led the Oley Valley offense with 19 points. Courtney Dunn and Rizzuti each scored nine points and Kayla Matuszak added six.
On Jan. 15, the Lady Lynx were at home to take on Brandywine Heights, the only other undefeated team in the division. Oley proved its dominance in the division by crushing the Bullets, 63-37.
Oley Valley took a 16-11 lead after one quarter, then opened things up in the second half, taking a 41-21 halftime lead.
Vallely had a big game for Oley with 27 points, including three three-point buckets. Dunn scored 11 points while Matuszak had nine and Rizzuti had eight.
The Oley Valley High School wrestling team fell to 2-2 in the Berks League and 4-6 overall after losing a pair of matches last week.
On Jan. 9, the Lynx were defeated by Hamburg, 46-19.
Ryan Fretz (106) needed just 19 second to pin his opponent to account for six Oley Valley points. Joe Fick (120) won by a major decision by a score of 11-2.
Winning by decisions for the Lynx were: Eric McNamara (170) 8-2; Robert Ritschard (132), 5-3; and Evan Gelman (152), 9-2.
On Jan. 16, the Lynx lost to Wyomissing, 38-28. Winning by pins for Oley were: Kirkland Turner (160), 3:25; Ryan Fretz (106), 1:20; Joe Fick (120), 1:30.
Winning by decisions for Oley were: Robert Ritschard (132), major decision, 18-6; Evan Gelman (145), 5-2; and Eric McNamara (170), 7-1.
The Oley Valley High School boys’ bowling team dropped two of three of matches last week and are 13-8 in the Berks League and 16-8 overall.
On Jan. 8, the Lynx began the week by losing to Conrad Weisre, 3-0. Leading the Lynx was Ryan Krall who bowled a three game series of 617. Alex Eppler bowled a 558 series and Doug Schwindt a 558.
Oley Valley won the junior varsity match, 2-1.
On Jan. 10, the Lynx lost to Schuylkill Valley, 2-1. Schwindt was high roller for the Lynx with a series of 694. Krall bowled a 571.
Oley Valley won the junior varsity match, 3-0.
On Jan. 15, the the Lynx defeated Berks Catholic, 3-0. Schwindt was the top bowler once again for Oley, rolling a 593 series. Krall bowled a 557 and Eppler a 530.
The Oley Valley High School girls’ bowling team won two of three matches last week and are 15-6 in the league and 15-9 overall.
The Lady Lynx began the week on Jan. 8 with a 3-0 victory over Conrad Weiser. Brittany Gust led the way for Oley Valley with a three-game series of 497. Sydney Majowicz bowled a 471 series and Haley Youse a 427.
On Jan. 10, the Lady Lynx fell to Schuylkill Valley, 3-0. Gust led the way again with a series of 488. Sydney Majowski bowled a 475.
On Jan. 15, Oley Valley shutout Berks Catholic, 3-0. Gust led the way for Oley with a 620 series. Majowski bowled a 459 and Youse a 457.