Richard wins at Berks meet

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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.

Boys bas­ket­ball

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.

Girls bas­ket­ball

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.

Boys swim­ming

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.

Girls swim­ming

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.

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