The Community Connection

Soccer duo books trip to national championsh­ips

- By Mercury staff @PottsmercS­ports on Twitter

A pair of local soccer players booked a trip to this summer’s United States Youth Soccer National League Championsh­ips last month.

Spring-Ford freshman goalie Logan Hyduke and Boyertown freshman center midfield Macade Knoblauch helped their FC Europa 2006 Elite team qualify during the USYS National League Championsh­ip Playoffs from March 12-14 in Greensboro, N.C .

FC Europa 2006 Elite started its weekend with a loss before posting two straight shutout wins to finish atop Group D in the 15U field.

Hyduke and Knoblauch are both part of Eastern Pa.’s Youth Soccer Olympic Developmen­t Program.

Silvia’s Gymnastics level 9through 10gymnasts competed at the 2021 Parkettes Invitation­al Spring Edition on March 28, 2021at Parkettes National Gymnastics Training Center in Allentown, Pa., hosted by Parkettes.

Level 9Individua­l Results:

Age 10-11: Seiko Mallon placed first on beam and second on bars, floor and AA. Age 12: Kayleigh High placed first on bars and second on beam. Age 13: Isabella Beach placed second on beam, vault and AA and tied for second on floor; Devon Conn tied for second on floor. Age 14: Delaney Linton placed first on vault, beam, floor and AA and third on bars;

Ava Nagata placed second on floor. Age 15-and-up: Taylor Arias placed second on bars and AA, sixth on floor and tied for sixth on vault; Nadia VanHorn placed first on vault, third on bars, fourth AA and fifth on floor; Claire Richards tied for third on floor, placed fourth on vault and fifth on beam; Natalie Gerhart placed first on floor, second on beam and fifth on vault; Sarah Golie placed second on floor and tied for sixth on vault; Madelyn Gerhart placed first on bars and AA and second on vault; Jaiden Hoek placed third on beam and AA and tied for third on floor; Adisson Ferri placed fourth on beam and sixth AA; Morgan Kachmar placed first on beam.

Level 10 Individual Results:

Age 13: Shyla Bhatia placed first on bars. Age 14-15: Lily Smith placed first on bars, beam, floor and AA and placed fourth on vault. Age 16-and-up: Blake Pascal placed third AA, fourth on vault and floor and fifth on beam; Abby Royer placed third on vault; Olivia VanHorn placed first on floor and sixth on vault; Carmella Calafati placed second on floor.

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