Campbell pins down 100th win
Boyertown’s Campbell secures 100th win of high school career
CUMBERLAND VALLEY >> David Campbell reached a personal milestone in the course of Boyertown’s visit to the Cumberland Valley Winter Duals. The Bears finished second, a 47-27 loss to Northampton in the championship match coming after wins over host CV (34-32), Erie McDowell (65-14) and Northern York (48-22).
Campbell reached the 100-win mark for his scholastic career with a 3-1 showing at 126. The big win came against Northern York, where a 3:04 pin of Mitch Wagner made him the Boyertown program’s latest 100-win achiever, joining twin brother Jakob and 23 other Bears.
The Bears’ showing was headed by 4-0 outings from Chris Berry (152, 160), Hunter Vogels (160, 170) and Matt Wilde (113). Elijah Jones, Michael Porreca and Jakob Campbell all went 3-1, with Mason Grohoski 2-1.
BOYERTOWN 76, PHOENIXVILLE 0 >> The Bears claimed all 14 bouts en route to a PAC win over the visiting Phantoms on Jan. 4.
Chase Stehman opened it up with a pin in 2:22 at 106 while Connor Neiwswender followed with another win by fall at 120. Boyertown rattled off four consecutive pins, spearheaded by Brett Breidor (138), followed by Christian Fox (145), Evan Mortimer (152) and bookended by Chris Berry at 160. Hunter Vogels followed with a 14-1 major decision at 170.
SOUDERTON 61, BOYERTOWN 50 >> Mike Bealer’s effort was enough to lift Souderton to a convincing victory on Jan. 7.
Bealer’s 28 point (six 3-pointers) was key to the Big Red racing out to a 41-21 lead before holding on for the double-digit win.
Marcus Thomas and Jack McCloskey led the Bears with 10 points apiece.
NORRISTOWN 65, BOYERTOWN 62 >> The Bears saw Marcus Thomas’ big night go for naught as they were edged by the Eagles in PAC play on Jan. 5.
Thomas had a season-high 28 points, complemented by Jerry Kapp’s 19. But their efforts couldn’t get Boyertown to complete its rebound from a 20-10 first-quarter deficit.
BOYERTOWN 50, NORRISTOWN 22 >> Abby Kapp scored a game-high 19
points and Lindsay Hillegas scored her first varsity points as the Bears beat the Eagles in PAC Liberty Division action on Jan. 6.
Katie Armstrong and Victoria Boalton each chipped in seven points while Hillegas finished with a lone basket as Boyertown jumped out to a commanding 32-9 lead by the half and cruised the rest of the way. Ashley Schools led Norristown with seven points. BOYERTOWN 38, SPRINGFORD 34 >> The Bears jumped out to an 18-7 lead after the first quarter and used that early advantage to hang on for a PAC Liberty Division win over the Rams on Jan. 3.
Katie Armstrong led the way with 15 points while Abby Kapp followed with 12 for Boyertown, which was held scoreless during the second quarter. Maddie Haney led Spring-Ford with 10 points while Sydney Wagner followed with seven.
BOYERTOWN 116, SPRINGFORD 54 >> Ivan Escott and Patrick Lance each won two individual events to key the Bears’ win over the Rams in their PAC meet.
Escott finished first in the 200 free (1:48.51), 100 back (56.28), with Lance doing the same in the 50 free (23.03) and 100 free (50.81). Noah Cancro was a two event winner for Spring Ford in the 500 free (5:18.31) and the 100 breast (1:06.60).
BOYERTOWN 111, SPRINGFORD 59 >> Cara Megill, Gracie McKee and Emily Drabick led the Bears’ sweep of first place in all events on the way to their PAC victory over the Rams.
Megill scored firsts in the 200 IM (2:23.15) and 500 free (5:29.03). McKee topped the 50 free (26.59) and 100 fly (1:07.51), and Drabick headed the 100 free (57.31) and 100 back (1:06.27).
Boyertown’s David Campbell poses with a congratulatory sign after securing his 100th win of his high school career at the Cumberland Valley Winter Duals. The Bears finished second, falling to Northampton in the championship match.