Richard wins at Berks meet
It boasted the most wrestlers to score Top Six finishes this weekend.
But Daniel Boone couldn’t match Hamburg’s stable of champions in the Berks County Interscholastic Athletic Association (BCIAA) Individual Championships. With only one gold medalist to the Hawks’ five, Hamburg came away as team titlist while the Blazers edged out Wilson for the runner-up spot.
Gavin Richard won at 113 to head Boone’s field of 12 grapplers to make the medal round. Richard, whose 3:50 pin got him the title, was joined in the championship field by J.T. Hogan, who fell in overtime at 138.
The Blazers had seven representative in the third-place bouts, with four winning. Steven Spitko scored a major decision at 106 while Chase Stehman (120, decision), Quinn Foley (160, pin) and Brady Barton (285, pin) were other winners.
Finishing fourth for Boone were Dan Drumheller (132), Devin Dolla (152) and Colby Pyle (170). canton Dolla (126) and Terrell Sanders (145) were fifth, with Marcus Betts (220) sixth.
The Blazers had 190.5 team points behind Hamburg (211) and in front of Wilson (188).
PERKIOMEN VALLEY 48, POTTSGROVE 27 >> Bolting to a 27-point lead through the first five weights, the Vikings went on to handle the Falcons in their PAC divisional crossover match.
Pins by Jakob Sterling (285) and Brett Sacks (120) helped build PV’s early lead, and the Vikes used other falls from Austin Rowley (152), Eric Jefferies (170) and Jacob Sturm (182) to pull away after Pottsgrove closed the deficit to 27-18. The Falcons got the bulk of their points from pins by Charles Sithens (132), Josh Cerrito (138), Stephen Hennelly (145) and Avery Shivak (220). SPRING-FORD 54, CENTRAL BUCKS EAST 15 >> The Rams rode a four-pin output to their non-league victory over the Patriots.
The falls by Quinn Tobin (120), Jack McGill (138), Zach Needles (145) and Chase Smith (170) was complemented by Joey Milano’s technical fall at 182 and Dirk Nugent’s major decision at 152. Spring-Ford also was awarded three forfeits and got a regular decision from Gus Carfagno (126). PHOENIXVILLE DUALS >> The Phantoms finished second at their duals tournament, going 4-1 to finish behind LaSalle College. Phoenixville rebounded from its opening loss to LaSalle — their 36-36 tie score broken by Criterion E — with wins over Belmont (48-23), South Philadelphia (66-16), Bensale (57-17) and Frankford (60-12).
Angelo Franzone, Owen Koch, Alex Washington, Dave Polanki, JJ Allen and Bobby Krause all went 5-0 on the day for Phoenixville. CHURCH FARM INVITATIONAL >> Lakine Wallace and Tjear Brittingham scored silver medal to head Norristown’s
showing in the Church Farm Invitational.
The runner-up finishes by Wallace (195) and Brittingham (285) led the Eagles to fifth place (131 points) in the 15-team field. Nick Semon (152) and Marvins Ravis (220) scored thirds, and Chris Carter (170) was fourth.
SPRING-FORD 65, HEMPFIELD 54>> Tyler Scilingo headed a quartet of double-figure scorers that lifted the Rams over Hempfield in their nonleague game.
Scilingo’s 17-point outing put him ahead of teammates Tre Medearis (15), Noah Baker (14) and Ryan Hagan (11). They were all key to Spring-Ford building a 31-10 halftime lead on Hempfield in advance of the visitors taking the second half, 44-34. METHACTON 58, CENTRAL BUCKS WEST 36 >> Jeff Woodward and David Duda fell just short of matching the Bucks’ entire offensive output in the Warriors’ nonleague victory.
Woodward led the way with 18 points as Duda added 17. Erik Timko chipped in with another 10 for Methacton, which was in control after taking a 15-5 lead in the first quarter. QUAKERTOWN 55, BOYERTOWN 51 >> The Panthers held on for victory over the Bears in their non-league contest.
Boyertown kept it close with Mason Marinello scoring 10 of his game-high 21 points in the fourth quarter. Aarick Salata chipped in with 11 for the Bears. SCOTLAND CAMPUS 87, PERKIOMEN SCHOOL 77 >> The Panthers, going toe to toe with nationally ranked Scotland Campus Sports, came up short after giving their opponents a tough game.
Early in the first half, Perkiomen had the lead before Scotland Campus’ physicality and depth started to chip away. Chris Arcidiacono scored 27 of his 34 points in the second half, netting seven 3-point field goals in the game. Tautvydas Kupstas (12 points), Niels Lane (11) and Keeshawn Kellman (10) also finished with double-figure scoring.
HILL SCHOOL 28, PEDDIE SCHOOL 22 >> While the Blues’ offense didn’t get warmed up until the second half, the defense held strong throughout as they downed Peddie School in a Mid-Atlantic Prep League matchup.
After going scoreless in the first quarter, Hill trailed, 8-3, at halftime. The Blues didn’t take the lead until a bucket by sophomore Cynthia Williams, a three-pointer by sophomore Tess Gray and a finish from the inside by senior Alexa Giacche highlighted a 9-2 run that pushed the Blues to a 15-14 advantage to end the third quarter. Vigo led the Hill with nine points; Williams, Gray and Olivia Matto added five points apiece and Giacche had four. SPRING-FORD 39, CUMBERLAND VALLEY 34 >> The Rams made their early lead hold up for a non-league victory over Cumberland Valley.
Lucy Olsen collected a game-high 22 points in helping Spring-Ford open a 30-23 lead through three quarters. Emily Tiffan contributed another nine to the Rams’ offense. POTTSGROVE 42, BETHLEHEM LIBERTY 29 >> The Falcons weathered a low-production third quarter on the way to their non-league victory over Bethlehem Liberty.
Up 25-12 at the half, Pottsgrove
saw Liberty cut the deficit when it mustered just one point in the third quarter. Sydney Mowery got 10 of her game-high 12 points in the fourth quarter, and Sierra Potts followed with nine. CENTRAL BUCKS EAST 47, PERKIOMEN VALLEY 25 >> Caroline Pla produced the game’s lone double-figure scoring output, heading the Patriots’ non-league victory over the Vikings.
Pla led the way with her 14-point effort. PV’s scoring leader was Kelly Owens with eight.
GERMANTOWN AC. 100, HILL SCHOOL 86 >> Alfonso Mestre was a two-event winner for the Blues in their nonleague meet with the Patriots.
Mestre scored his first victory of the day in the 200 IM (1:58.35) before heading the 500 free (4:37.69). John Nelligan tied for first in the 200 free (1:46.60), Yeob Kim won the 50 free and Michael Wong made the cut for Easterns in the 100 fly.
GERMANTOWN AC. 109, HILL SCHOOL 77 >> Kiersten Dagg’s victory in the 200 free was a highlight for the Blues in their non-league meet with the Patriots.
Dagg took the race in a best time of 1:59.11. Calla Booth-Genthe led a 1-2-3 sweep in diving, and Maddie Green made the cut for Easterns in the 100 fly.
Girls ice hockey
HILL SCHOOL 2, CANTERBURY 1>> The Blues picked up their second straight victory in a close outing with Canterbury.
After Canterbury went ahead 1-0 early in the second period, Jane McCarter responded with a 5-on-3 blast from the point to knot things at 1-1 through the second period.
Spring-Ford senior forward Noah Baker, center, protects the ball in the Rams’ 65-54 win on Saturday.