GW’s Raineri wins East At­lantic weekly honor

The Boyertown Area Times - - SPORTS - By Bill Arse­nault For Dig­i­tal First Me­dia

The Ge­orge Washington se­nior co-cap­tain was named East At­lantic Gym­nas­tics League Co-Spe­cial­ist of the Week (Feb. 8). It was the fourth time this sea­son that she has won or shared the honor. She cap­tured the floor ex­er­cise, ty­ing her ca­reer-high with a score of 9.900, fin­ished se­cond in vault (9.875) and tied for sixth on un­even bars (9.800) to lead the No. 14 Colo­nials to vic­to­ries over New Hamp­shire, Tow­son and Ball State on Feb. 5 in Washington, D.C. to go 11-0 on the sea­son.

The sopho­more is run­ning mid­dle dis­tances for the St. Joseph’s men’s in­door track team. At Yale’s Giegen­gack In­vi­ta­tional on

FI­NAL REG­U­LAR SEA­SON Lib­erty Divi­sion

xy-Perkiomen Val­ley y-Spring-Ford y-Methac­ton y-Nor­ris­town Owen J. Roberts Boyertown

Fron­tier Divi­sion ---Semi­fi­nals Fri­day, Feb. 10 ---Cham­pi­onship Tues­day, Feb. 14 Divi­sion Divi­sion

xy-Up­per Me­rion Phoenixville Potts­grove Up­per Perkiomen Pottstown Pope John Paul II x-Clinched divi­sion ti­tle. y-Clinched play­off berth.

(Seeds in paren­the­ses) First Round Tues­day, Feb. 7

Nor­ris­town 51, Methac­ton 46, OT

League Over­all W L

Spring-Ford 57, Up­per Me­rion 46 Perkiomen Val­ley 60, Nor­ris­town 43 Spring-Ford (3) vs. Perkiomen Val­ley (1) at Nor­ris­town, 7 p.m.

FI­NAL REG­U­LAR SEA­SON Lib­erty Divi­sion WL WL

xy-Up­per Me­rion Pope John Paul II Potts­grove Phoenixville Pottstown Up­per Perkiomen x-Clinched divi­sion ti­tle. y-Clinched play­off berth.

(Seeds in paren­the­ses) First Round Tues­day, Feb. 7

Spring-Ford 56, Perkiomen Val­ley 53, OT

---Semi­fi­nals Satur­day’s Re­sults

Methac­ton 38. Up­per Me­rion 28 Boyertown 57, Spring-Ford 51, OT

---Cham­pi­onship Wed­nes­day, Feb. 15 League Over­all W L

12 12 9 8 5 2

League Over­all W L

Methac­ton (3) vs. Boyertown (1) at Perkiomen Val­ley, 7 p.m. BLAIR: Dou­glas 3 0-0 9, Cur­cio 4 5-7 13, Brown 6 5-6 19, Martin­sen 4 0-0 10, Ak­in­bode-James 5 1-1 11, Daniels 1 0-0 3, Grant 1 0-0 3, Pep­pard 2 0-0 4, Brugge­worth 0 0-0 0. To­tals 26 11-14 72. HILL SCHOOL: Dunn 0 0-0 0, Robert­son 0 0-0 0, Percy 1 1-2 3, For­rest 0 0-0 0, Mayza 1 1-2 5, Lock­hart 0 2-2 2, Gi­ac­che 1 6-6 8, De­la­haye 1 0-0 2, Sweeney 0 0-2 0, Eb­ner 3 0-0 6. To­tals 7 10-14 25.

Hill School 2

8 8 6 5 2 1 8 7 6 5 4 0 2 2 4 5 8 9 2 3 4 5 6 10

Divi­sion WL Divi­sion WL 9

9 8 6 5 2 0 8 7 7 5 3 0 1 2 4 5 8 10 2 3 3 5 7 10

10

3-point goals: Dou­glas 3, Brown 2, Martin­sen 2, Daniels, Grant; Mayza.

W

8 7 6 6 5 3 3 1 1 0

W

8 7 7 5 4 4 3 1 1 0

League Over­all W L

11 11 9 8 4 2 9 8 6 6 4 0 8 8 7 5 3 0 2 2 4 5 9 11 4 5 7 7 9 13 1 2 4 5 8 11 6 5 6 8 10 13

4—28 L

0 1 2 2 3 5 5 7 7 8

L

0 1 1 3 4 4 5 7 7 8 Feb. 3-4 in New Haven, Conn. he fin­ished 4th in the 1000 me­ter run with a time of 2:31.30. He also ran a leg on the dis­tance med­ley re­lay which fin­ished fifth in 10:19.10. At the Penn State Na­tional on Jan. 28 in Univer­sity Park, he was 13th in the 1000 (2:31.86) and in Le­high’s An­gry Bird Chal­lenge on Jan. 14, Ed­dinger fin­ished sev­enth in the 800 me­ter run (2:00.49).

The La Salle se­nior has recorded per­sonal best ef­forts in both the 5,000 me­ter run and the 3,000 me­ter run this win­ter. She cap­tured the 5k at the Giegen­gack In­vi­ta­tional in New Haven, Conn on Feb. 4 with a time of 18:07.57. And, she fin­ished third in the 5k at Le­high’s John Covert In­vi­ta­tional in Beth­le­hem on Jan. 27 with a time of 10:34.98. That later time was a big Methac­ton Spring-Ford Perkiomen Val­ley Nor­ris­town

Fron­tier Divi­sion

Up­per Perkiomen Pottstown Potts­grove Phoenixville Pope John Paul II Up­per Me­rion

Divi­sion WL At Gi­ant Cen­ter, Her­shey Thurs­day, Feb. 9 First Round

Coun­cil Rock South 30, Canon McMil­lan 29 Cathe­dral Prep 42, DuBois 22 Nazareth 53, Owen J. Roberts 13 Cedar Cliff 43, Ha­zle­ton 16 Kiski Area 52, Cen­tral Dauphin 11 Beth­le­hem Catholic 49, Cen­tral Moun­tain 12 North Al­legheny 45, Father Judge 12 Ex­eter 36, Boyertown 26

---Fri­day, Feb. 10 First-Round Con­so­la­tions

Canon McMil­lan 46, Dubois 14 Owen J. Roberts 45, Ha­zle­ton 27 Cen­tral Moun­tain 33, Cen­tral Dauphin 26 Boyertown 42, Father Judge 22

Quar­ter­fi­nals Over­all W L

Coun­cil Rock South 31, Cathe­dral Prep 22 Nazareth 46, Cedar Cliff 18 Beth­le­hem Catholic 26, Kiski Area 18 North Al­legheny 36, Ex­eter 26

Se­cond-Round Con­so­la­tions

Canon McMil­lan 42, Ex­eter 21 Kiski Area 56, Owen J. Roberts 13 Cen­tral Moun­tain 34, Cedar Cliff 31 Cathe­dral Prep 42, Boyertown 22

Semi­fi­nals

Nazareth 45, Coun­cil Rock South 19 Beth­le­hem Catholic 50, North Al­legheny 23

---Satur­day’s Re­sults Third-Round Con­so­la­tions

Kiski Area 29, Canon McMil­lan 24 Cathe­dral Prep 40, Cen­tral Moun­tain 15

Fourth-Round Con­so­la­tions

Cathe­dral Prep 27, North Al­legheny 26 Kiski Area 42, Coun­cil Rock South 14

Cham­pi­onship

Nazareth 30, Beth­le­hem Catholic 29

Third-Place Match

Kiski Area 41, Cathe­dral Prep 21

BOYERTOWN:

The dis­trict is cur­rently has coach­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties in the fol­low­ing sports: As­sis­tants for var­sity soft­ball and mid­dle-school track, soft­ball and girls lacrosse. In­ter­ested can­di­dates should send a let­ter of in­ter­est and re­sume to Nick Pal­ladino, Di­rec­tor of Ath­let­ics, Boyertown Area School Dis­trict, 120 N. Mon­roe St. Boyertown, PA 19512. Or dpal­ladino@boy­er­tow­nasd.org.

The dis­trict is in need of the fol­low­ing coaches for the spring and fall 2017: Head var­sity and ju­nior-var­sity field hockey, head ju­nior high boys soccer and ju­nior-var­sity boys soccer. In­ter­ested in­di­vid­u­als should con­tact

DANIEL BOONE:

3 2 1 0 4 4 4 2 1 0 2 3 4 5 1 1 1 3 4 5 14 16 8 10 7 8 6 3 5 0 Auc­tion­eer and Es­tate In­ven­tory Ser­vices 4 5 6 10 7 10 12 11 13 14 im­prove­ment from Boyer’s first 3k of the sea­son when she fin­ished 24th in 10:42.01 at the Great Dane Clas­sic on Jan. 14 in Staten Is­land, N.Y.

The Mis­eri­cor­dia sopho­more ranks sev­enth in the 5,000 me­ter run on the Mid­dle At­lantic Con­fer­ence per­for­mance list with a time of 19:19.58. She recorded that when she fin­ished fifth at the Orange & Ma­roon In­vi­ta­tional on Jan. 12 in Selins­grove. She had a per­sonal record to kick off the sea­son when she fin­ished 7th in the mile (5:54.16) at the River Hawk In­vi­ta­tional Dec. 3 in Selins­grove. Hartz has been run­ning the 3k of late and had a per­sonal record time of 11:25.36 at the Bi­son Open on Jan. 28. Blooms­burg ath­letic di­rec­tor Ge­orge Sch­midt by phone (484-447-2221) or e-mail (ge­orge. sch­midt@dboone.org). Ap­pli­ca­tion dead­line is Feb. 17.

The dis­trict is seek­ing high-school boys tennis and boys and girls lacrosse as­sis­tant coaches, a mid­dle-school boys track coach, and mid­dle-school girls lacrosse and soft­ball as­sis­tant coaches. Ap­pli­cants can ap­ply on the OJR web site un­der Hu­man Re­sources, job open­ings. Ap­pli­cants must have cur­rent Act 34 (Pa. Crim­i­nal His­tory), Act 114 (FBI Clear­ance) and Act 151 (Child Abuse Clear­ance). More in­for­ma­tion: Con­tact Mrs. Jes­sica Heffner in the OJR HR of­fice at jh­effner@ojrsd.com.

The school is seek­ing a head foot­ball coach. In­ter­ested ap­pli­cants should sub­mit let­ters of in­ter­est, com­pre­hen­sive re­sumes or CVs and at least three let­ters of rec­om­men­da­tion to mfranken­heimer@malvern­prep.org. More in­for­ma­tion: Visit www.malvern­prep.org.

OWEN J. ROBERTS: MALVERN PREP: PERKIOMEN VAL­LEY:

The dis­trict is seek­ing a high school girls lacrosse head coach. Can­di­dates must have — or be able to ob­tain — cur­rent ACT 34 Penn­syl­va­nia Crim­i­nal Record Check, ACT 151 Penn­syl­va­nia Child Abuse His­tory Clear­ance Re­port and ACT 114 FBI Fed­eral Crim­i­nal His­tory Re­port. Send a re­sume and all re­quired clear­ances to: Larry Glan­ski, Ath­letic Di­rec­tor, Perkiomen Val­ley High School, 509 Gravel Pike, Col­legeville, Pa., 19426, or lglan­ski@ pvsd.org.

POPE JOHN PAUL II:

The school is look­ing to fill the fol­low­ing var­sity head coach­ing po­si­tions: Boys tennis and boys lacrosse, and var­sity fresh­men base­ball. Ap­pli­cants should have one year pre­vi­ous high school teach­ing/ coach­ing ex­pe­ri­ence as well as knowl­edge of PIAA Hand­book, Con­sti­tu­tion and By­laws. Those in­ter­ested should email re­sume and cover let­ter to Ni­cole McMullen, Ath­letic Di­rec­tor at nm­c­mullen@pjphs.org.

Pottstown High School is cur­rently seek­ing a head var­sity foot­ball coach for the 2017 sea­son. Pottstown is lo­cated one hour west of Philadel­phia, Pa. and is a pub­lic 4A school in Dis­trict 1 com­pet­ing in the Pi­o­neer Ath­letic Con­fer­ence Fron­tier Divi­sion. Pre­vi­ous ex­pe­ri­ence as a head high school foot­ball coach pre­ferred. Teach­ing cer­tifi­cate pre­ferred. Pre­vi­ous high school co­or­di­na­tor ex­pe­ri­ence re­quired. In­ter­ested can­di­dates should ap­ply through school re­cruiter on the school dis­tricts web­site at http://www.pottstown­schools.com/ Em­ploy­men­tOp­por­tu­ni­ties.aspx.

POTTSTOWN:

Sports no­tices must be e-mailed (sports@pottsmerc.com) to the sports de­part­ment. No phone re­quests will be ac­cepted. A con­tact name and phone num­ber should be in­cluded with each no­tice. Spe­cific pub­li­ca­tion dates can­not be guar­an­teed. Lim­er­ick Pan­thers 11U through 14U are look­ing for play­ers for their up­com­ing travel sea­son for this com­ing spring/ sum­mer. The teams will be con­duct­ing pri­vate work­outs over the next sev­eral months to eval­u­ate in­ter­ested play­ers. More in­for­ma­tion: Con­tact Tim Kerns at tca­cademy3@aol.com Reg­is­tra­tion for the up­com­ing 2017 Phoenixville Babe Ruth League will be held noon to 2 p.m. Satur­day, Feb. 18 and 25, at deSanno Field, at the cor­ner of Ma­son & Wheat­land Streets in Phoenixville. All new play­ers/reg­is­trants (ages 13-15) must bring a valid birth cer­tifi­cate to pro­vide proof and ver­i­fi­ca­tion of age. The reg­is­tra­tion fee for the Babe Ruth Univer­sity stand­outs Kyle Dix and Sam Feiser are ready to make some noise at the PSAC Swimming Cham­pi­onships this week in York.

Sopho­more Dix (Perkiomen Val­ley) is seeded first in the 100 but­ter­fly (49.06) and se­cond in both the 200 but­ter­fly (1:51.47) and the 50 freestyle (20.06). The 50 free time is fifth in NCAA Divi­sion II.

“Kyle was PSAC Fresh­man of the Year and an Al­lAmer­i­can and he’s hav­ing an­other great year for the Huskies,” coach Stu Marvin said. “He won six events (three in­di­vid­ual and three re­lays) against our ri­val In­di­ana last week.”

Ju­nior Feiser (Owen J. Roberts) is ranked third in the 50 free (20.30) and fourth in the 100 but­ter­fly (50.25). The team cap­tain is a four-time PSAC cham­pion.

“Sam is grind­ing out an­other Reg­u­lar Sea­son is $175.00 for each player and in­cludes fif­teen $5 raf­fle tick­ets as a fundraiser for the league. Trouts will be an­nounced at a later date. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit ww.phoenixbaberuth. com, con­tact deSanno Field at 610-9338677 or email phxbaberuth@hot­mail. com. A Pottstown-area 13U travel team is look­ing for 2-3 play­ers to com­plete its ros­ter for the Spring/Sum­mer 2017 sea­son. More in­for­ma­tion: Con­tact Jerry at 267-304-3644. Reg­is­ter for pri­vate lessons and group in­struc­tional classes with Boyertown Amer­i­can Le­gion man­ager Rick Moatz and New York Mets Triple-A prospect Zach Lutz at the Rick Moatz Base­ball and Soft­ball Train­ing Cen­ter by con­tact­ing info@rick­moatzbst.com or call­ing 610-763-4053. Rick Moatz 14U Fall Devel­op­men­tal Team is ac­cept­ing regis­tra­tions for pri­vate in­struc­tion. More in­for­ma­tion: Con­tact Moatz at www.rick­moatzbst.com or 610-763-4053. Reg­is­ter now for pri­vate or group ses­sions with Elite Base­ball at 1100 Grosser Rd., Gil­bertsville. Elite Base­ball is also ac­cept­ing regis­tra­tions for the fall 14U devel­op­men­tal team. More in­for­ma­tion: Con­tact Josh at jhart­line5@com­cast.net or 484-363-0567. The King­plex is open for in­di­vid­ual lessons or group in­struc­tion at its 116 N. Lim­er­ick Rd, Lim­er­ick fa­cil­ity. Lessons will be­gin Nov. 13, ex­e­cut­ing all phases of the game. All ages wel­come. More in­for­ma­tion: Calls 610-639-6863 or e-mail king1327@com­cast.net. In­struc­tional ses­sions for area catch­ers ages 6-16 years are avail­able by call­ing Joe Pachik (484-529-7348) and leav­ing a mes­sage. The Fen­cor AAU girls club has be­gun hold­ing try­outs for its spring elite travel teams (Grades 4-8) at Ger­man­town Academy. Try­outs for Grades 9-11 start tremen­dous sea­son,” Marvin said. “His lead­er­ship car­ried the team to its first-ever un­de­feated reg­u­lar sea­son in pro­gram his­tory (7-0).

And the duo’s in­di­vid­ual per­for­mances are just half of the story. Both are mem­bers of the 200 free and 200 and 400 med­ley re­lay teams that are all ranked first in the PSAC with the 200 free ranked first, the 200 med­ley fourth and the 400 med­ley sev­enth in Divi­sion II.

The Ge­orge Washington se­nior co-cap­tain was named East At­lantic Gym­nas­tics League Co-Spe­cial­ist of the Week (Feb. 8). It was the fourth time this sea­son that she has won or shared the honor. She cap­tured the floor ex­er­cise, ty­ing her ca­reer-high with a score of 9.900, fin­ished se­cond in vault (9.875) and tied in Fe­bru­ary. More in­for­ma­tion: Go to www.fen­cor.org or email: fen­cor@ fen­cor.org. The Tri-County Hoops or­ga­ni­za­tion is search­ing for play­ers and coaches for its 10U through 15U boys and girls’ teams. Try­outs will be in mid-Fe­bru­ary. More in­for­ma­tion: E-mail Tri-County Hoops@com­cast.net. Coach Sharr’s Hoops Academy is schedul­ing train­ing for mid­dle and high­school age boys and girls. More in­for­ma­tion: Call Ed Sharr at 610-659-4667. D.I.V.A. Squad travel basketball team is look­ing for high school girls in Grades 9-12. More in­for­ma­tion: Con­tact Adri­enne Smith at 484-274-1017 or adri­en­ne­smith73@gmail.com. The Paul Kochu Memo­rial Schol­ar­ship Fundraiser will be held 1 to 3 p.m. and 3 to 5 p.m. to­day at Jay Lanes Bowl­ing Cen­ter, 1428 Ben Franklin Hwy., Dou­glassville. A 50-50 Raf­fle and Si­lent Auc­tion will be part of the event, with tick­ets at $15.00 per in­di­vid­ual. More in­for­ma­tion: Call ei­ther Jack or El­lena t610-469-6418 or 610-304-2412. 380 Lacrosse is cre­at­ing fit­ness classes for ath­letes and par­ents. More in­for­ma­tion: Con­tact Dani at 380Lacrosse@ gmail.com. Speed and agility work­outs at 422 Sport­sPlex, 1400 In­dus­trial Hwy., con­ducted by Rian ”Goo” Wal­lace, for­mer Pottstown High and Tem­ple Univer­sity stand­out and mem­ber of Pitts­burgh Steel­ers’ 2006 Su­per Bowl cham­pi­onship team. More in­for­ma­tion: Con­tact Wal­lace at 610-718-6536 or info@ goalsover­ob­sta­cles.com. for sixth on un­even bars (9.800) to lead the No. 14 Colo­nials to vic­to­ries over New Hamp­shire, Tow­son and Ball State on Feb. 5 in Washington, D.C. to go 11-0 on the sea­son.

The Ursi­nus ju­nior has com­peted in the shot put in four meets thus far this win­ter and has three vic­to­ries and a third. On Feb. 4, he set a per­sonal record when he cap­tured the ti­tle at the Frank Colden In­vi­ta­tional in Col­legeville with a toss of 46 feet, 3½ inches. That bettered his pre­vi­ous best mark of 45 feet, 7 inches that he threw to win the ti­tle at the Muh­len­berg In­vi­ta­tional on Jan. 27. His other vic­tory came in the Bow-Tie Clas­sic on Dec. 3 (45-1¾). His third came in the Col­legeville Clas­sic on Jan. 21 (45-03). The Pottstown Pen­guins are look­ing to fill ros­ter spots at the fol­low­ing lev­els: Mid­get 18 A (1997 and 1998); Mid­get goalie; Pee­wee A (2003 and 2004) one spot avail­able; Mite (2007 and un­der); and ac­cept­ing reg­is­tra­tion for the be­gin­ner-level Learn to Skate/Play pro­gram. More in­for­ma­tion: Con­tact Tim Moyer at tmoyer21@ya­hoo.com. Amer­i­can Ice­bird Youth Boys U16/U18 tour­na­ment team is look­ing for play­ers at all po­si­tions. More in­for­ma­tion: E-mail ice­birds@mail.com or call 757952-2767. 380 Lacrosse’s 10th year of train­ing gets un­der­way this win­ter, with ses­sions run­ning through Feb. 25. The train­ing pro­gram uses a unique, fast-paced cur­ricu­lum to push each ath­letes’ lacrosse IQ while us­ing high-rep drills to cre­ate a solid base of fun­da­men­tals, mus­cle mem­ory and tech­nique. Ses­sions will be held at The All Sports Cen­ter lo­cated at 1511 W Main St. Up­per Prov­i­dence (Trappe) PA. 19426. More in­for­ma­tion or reg­is­tra­tion: Go to 380Lacrosse.com. FC Montco Soccer Club has ad­di­tional play­ing and train­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties for cur­rent U14 and older males in­ter­ested in work­ing with Pre­mier Level/Col­lege Soccer Coaches, who have proven track records of player de­vel­op­ment. More in­for­ma­tion: Visit http://www. fc­montco.com or go the web­site and email the team man­ager or the coach. 16U Hur­ri­canes Travel Team is look­ing to round out its 2017 ros­ter. All po­si­tions are wel­come, with only three spots avail­able. More in­for­ma­tion: Call Rocco Moyer at 484-704-7476.

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