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The Boyertown High School boys’ basketball team split a pair of games last week. The Bears are now 4-5 in the PAC-10 and 6-14 overall.
On Saturday, Jan. 26, the Bears were at home to take on Spring-Ford. The Rams had two strong quarters which was enough to defeat the Bears, 53-33.
The game was tied at 11-11 after one quarter, but the Rams opened up a six point lead at halftime, 22-15. They opened things up in the third quarter by outscoring the Bears in the period, 16-4.
Ryan Corcoran led the Boyertown offense with 13 points in the game. Mike Mansur netted seven points and Ethan Shallaway had five.
On Jan. 29 the Bears were at home to take on Faith Christian in a non-league contest. The Bears proved too much for Faith Christian as Boyertown won the game, 63-27.
The Bears took command of the game early, taking a 13-5 lead into the second quarter. Boyertown increased the lead to 14 by halftime, 27-13, then put the game away in the third quarter by outscoring their guests, 18-9.
Connor Dunn was the high scorer for Boyertown with 15 points while Mansur scored 14 and Shalaway added 10. Tyler Bauman chipped in with nine points and Dylan Coughlin canned six.
The Boyertown High girls’ basketball team lost a pair of games last week, including a big loss against Spring-Ford in a game that may have decided first place in the Liberty Division of the PAC-10. The Lady Bears are 8-2 in the league.
On Jan. 24, the Lady Bears traveled to Royersford to take on Spring-Ford in a key Liberty Division battle. Spring-Ford came into the game undefeated in league play and showed why when they defeated Boyertown, 52-34.
Spring-Ford took a 10-6 lead after one quarter, then led by 11 by halftime, 26-15. The Rams outscored the Bears, 9-5 in the third quarter, and 17-14 in the fourth.
Kaitlyn Eisenhard led the Boyertown offense with 14 points, while Olivia Cavallo netted seven and Kaitlyn DeHaven netted five.
On Jan. 26, the Lady Bears were on the road again, this time to take on Red Lion in a non-league game. The game went into an overtime game as Red Lion won the game, 47-44.
Red Lion held a five point lead after three quarters, but Boyertown came back in the fourth quarter, outscoring their host in the period, 18-13. Boyertown managed just one point in the overtime period.
Dee Terry paced the Boyertown offense with 16 points. Cavallo netted nine points while Eisenhard and DeHaven each had eight points.
The Boyertown High School wrestling team fell to 5-3 in the PAC-10 after losing a heartbreaker to Spring-Ford on Jan. 30. The Bears held a 24-6 lead at one point, but the Rams came back to win the final six bouts to defeat the Bears, 28-24.
Winning by pins for the Bears were: Jordan Wertz (220), 1:24; and Jordan Wood (285), 1:22. Winning by decisions for Boyertown were: Gregg Harvey (152), 5-1; Garrett Abare (160), 6-3; Mike Fretz (182), 9-3; and Lucas Miller (106), 7-2.
On Jan. 24, the Bears defeated Council Rock North, 36-28.
Winning by pins for Boyertown were: Jordan Wood (285), 0:35; Lucas Miller (106), 0:57; Cody Richmond (170), 5:35; Mike Fretz (180), 3:41.
Eddie Kriczky (126) won by a technical fall, 26-11 in 4:57.
Garrett Mauger (113) won by a 12-3 decision and Gregg Harvey (160) won by a 4-3 decision.
The Boyertown High School boys’ swimming team improved to 5-0 in league play and 9-1 overall after defeated Upper Perkiomen on Jan. 29, 104-66
Cody Weiler led the way for Boyertown with a pair of individual victories. Weiler finished first in the 50 free (22.87 seconds) and the 100 free (51.12 seconds).
Also finishing first for the Bears were: Steve Miller, 200 individual medley (2:03.11); Chase Renninger, 100 back (54.93 seconds); Russell Lambert, 100 breast (1:03.24).
Also winning for Boyertown was the 200 medley relay team of Renninger, Lambert, Seth Wrigley and Weiler (1:41.63); 200 free relay team of Miller, Lambert, Josh Shoemaker and Weiler (1:34.22); and the 400 free relay team of Wrigley, Shoemaker, Shane Corbett and Miller (3:30.16).
The Boyertown High School girls’ swim team improved to 4-1 in the league after defeating Upper Perkiomen on Jan. 29, 105-58.
The Lady Bears were led by Laura Simpson and Taylor Cisik who won two individual events each. Simpson finished first in the 200 free (2:02.80) and the 100 free (56.99 seconds); while Cisik was first in the 200 individual medley (2:19.62) and Taylor Cisik, 100 fly (1:06.56).
Also winning individual events for the Lady Bears were: Lilly Fanok, 50 free (27.85 seconds); Courtney Reiss, 500 free (5:53.07; Paige Slowik, 100 back (1:07.32); and Olivia Savino, 100 breast (1:10.12).
Also winning for Boyertown was the 200 medley relay team of Slowik, Savino, Cisik and Fanok (2:00.39); and the 200 free relay team of Sydney Garofolo, Simpson, Fanok and Cisik (1:48.47).
The Oley Valley High School boys’ basketball team is alone in second place after a pair of victories last week, including one Berks League win. The Lynx are 5-2 in league play and 11-6 overall.
The Lynx began the week at home on Saturday, Jan. 26, with a non-league game against Lancaster Christian. A strong second half helped the Lynx to a 73-64 victory.
With the game tied at 32-32 at halftime, Oley Valley outscored Lancaster Christian in the third quarter, 21-14, and the fourth, 20-18.
Collin Moyer had a big game for the Lynx, scoring 25 points in the game. Ben Kereslager netted 14 points while Hunter Renninger netted 12. Jay Kerkeslager scored nine points while Gene Aviles and Bryan Behm each had four.
On Jan. 29 the Lynx came back home to take on Berks League opponent Antietam. Oley Valley got off to a great start and cruised to a 61-47.
The Lynx took control of the game early, taking a 16-2 lead after one quarter. Oley increased the lead to 23 by halftime, 33-10. Antietam cut into the lead in the second half but couldn’t make it all the way back.
Jabari Johnson was high scorer for the Lynx with 19 points in the game, while Jay Kerkeslager netted 10. Adam Kriebel and Renninger scored eight points apiece, while Moyer scored seven and Tim Brill had six.
The Oley Valley High School girls’ basketball team remained unbeaten in the Berks League after winning a pair of games last week. The Lady Lynx are 8-0 in league play and 16-4 overall.
On Jan. 29, the Lady Lynx played host to Antietam in a Berks League game. Oley proved too much for the Mounts as the Lady Lynx won the game, 54-11.
Oley Valley took control of the game early as they took a 26-1 lead into the second quarter. By halftime, the game was decided with Oley in the lead, 43-6.
Brandi Vallely paced the Oley Valley offense with 20 points in the contest. Courtney Dunn scored 16 points and Amanda Rizzuti chipped in with 14 points.
On Jan. 29, the Lady Lynx hit the road to take on Kutztown. Once again the locals had very little trouble as they defeated the Cougars, 58-32.
Oley jumped out to a commanding 23-3 lead in the first quarter. By halftime, the lead was up to 26 points, 38-12. Kutztown could not recover from the deficit in the second half.
Vallely led the Oley offense once again with 20 points in the game. Amanda Aulenbach netted 18 points and Rizzuti scored nine points. Dunn added seven points.
The Oley Valley High School wrestling team finished the Berks League season last week with a record of 2-4. The Lynx are 4-7 overall this year.
On Jan. 24, Oley was at home to take on Brandywine Heights. Oley Valley had a 30-12 lead at one points, but a forfeit, a decision and four Brandywine Heights pins in the last four bouts gave the Bullets a 45-30 comeback victory.
Earning pins for the Lynx were: Joe Fick (120), 0:38; Eric Wiley (132), 5:59; Jared Adam (145), 3:34; Evan Gelman (152), 1:14. Robert Ritschard (138) won by a forfeit.
The Oley Valley High School bowling team fell to 21-12 in the Berks League after losing a 3-0 decision on Jan. 30.
Larry Shipe led the Lynx by rolling a three-game series of 653. Ryan Krall bowled a 612 series.
Oley Valley won the junior varsity match, 3-0.
The Oley Valley High School girls’ bowling team improved to 25-8 in the Berks League after defeating Conrad Weiser on Jan. 30, 3-0.
Brittany Gust led the way for Oley with a three-game series of 520. Sydney Majowicz helped the cause with a series of 505 and Aleecia Youse bowled a 425.