This week's High school sports wrap-ups

Photo by Aimee Herbert Brandywne's Colten Fenstermacher (#13) and Michael Tierney (#29) are ready for the ball as the Daniel Boone player knocks it their way.

Kutztown

Baseball

The Kutztown High School baseball team opened the season with a 12-0 victory over Brandywine Heights on March 27.

The Cougars scored three runs in the top of the first, then three more in the second to take a lead they would never give up.

Andrew Gernert pitched the shutout for Kutztown, fanning 13 Brandywine batters.

Nick Austin led the Kutztown offense with three hits and four runs scored. Dustin Smith chipped in with a pair of hits (single and a double). Alton Balthaser also doubled.

In a non-league game, New Oxford defeated Kutztown, 2-1 on March 30. Drew Endriken singled and drove in the Cougars’ lone run.

Softball

The Kutztown High School softball team opened the Berks League season March 27 with a 12-2 loss to Brandywine Heights. Brandywine scored two runs in the first and four in the third on its way to a five inning victory called due to the mercy rule.

Emily Lenhart singled and drove in one of Kutztown’s runs while Emma Weaknecht, Jenna Grim and Rachel Fegely all had hits. Emma and Jodi Weaknecht each scored a run.

Meghan Donat took the mound loss for Kutztown, allowing 12 runs on 13 hits.

On March 30, Kutztown defeated Muhlenberg in a non-league game, 8-6.

Lenhart had three hits, two RBIs and two runs scored to lead the Kutztown offense, while Taylor Faust added two hits, two RBIs and two runs scored.

Boys’ Volleyball

The Kutztown High School boys’ volleyball team opened the season with a loss to Oley Valley, 3-1 (25-19, 25-13, 22-25, 25-22).

Matt Gump had four kills, two aces and 20 assists, while Mike Heiner added seven kills, two aces and two assists. Phil Moyer contributed with five kills and four assists.

Kutztown won the junior varsity match, 2-0.

Boys’ Track

The Kutztown High School boys’ track team opened the season with a 115-19 loss to Schuylkill Valley on March 27.

Girls’ Track

The Kutztown High School girls’ track team opened the Berks League season with a 98-43 loss to Schuylkill Valley on March 27.

Jocelen Ruth led the way for Kutztown as a triple winner in the meet. Ruth finished first in the shot put (11’-11 1/2”), discus (105’-1”) and javelin (103’-9”). Amy Mucelli won the long jump (14’-9”) and Maddie Sanders won the triple jump (31’-0 3/4”) for Kutztown.

Boys’ Tennis

The Kutztown High School boys’ tennis team opened the Berks League season by winning its first two matches.

On March 20, the Cougars defeated Tulpehocken, 5-2. Winning in singles competition for Kutztown were: Nick Volk, 6-3, 2-6, 10-5; Tucker Landis, 6-2, 6-0; Skyler Fussner, 6-1, 6-1; and Luke Wessner, 6-0, 6-0.

In doubles action, Landis and Fussner won, 10-7.

On March 27, Kutztown defeated Brandywine Heights, 4-3.

Winning in singles action were: Landis, 6-0, 6-3; Fussner, 6-4, 6-4; and Wessner, 6-3, 6-1.

Also winning wasy the doubles team of Landis and Kirby Sibiski, 6-2, 6-1.

Fleetwood

Baseball

The Fleetwood High School baseball team opened the Berks League season with a 1-0 loss to Hamburg on March 27. Hamburg scored a run in the bottom of the sixth on a balk and it turned out to be the only run they would need to win the game.

Clay Weidemoyer was the hard luck loser for Fleetwood, allowing just three hits and fanning six Hamburg batters.

Michah Storms, Austin Stern and Jake Wapinsky all had doubles for Fleetwood, the only three hits of the game for the Tigers.

In non-league games, Fleetwood lost to Oley Valley, 14-0, and to Pottsville, 10-3.

In the loss to Pottsville, Stern had two RBIs and Weidemoyer added a double.

Softball

The Fleetwood High School softball team opened the season with three convincing wins, outscoring their opponents in the three games, 48-2.

In the Berks League opener, Fleetwood played host to Hamburg on March 27 and came away with an 11-1 victory. The Tigers scored two in the first, five in the third and fourth in he fourth. The game ended after 4 1/2 innings due to the mercy rule.

Amanda Flinn led the Lady Tigers’ offense with a single and a triple. Courtney Hermany and Kelsey Roberts each doubled for Hamburg.

Madison Bossler was the winning pitcher, allowing just two Hamburg hits, walking five and fanning one.

On March 22, Fleetwood defeated Exeter, 13-1. Amanda Badinger had a single, triple and two RBIs while Ciara Delong added two hits.

On April 1, the Lady Tigers crushed Reading, 24-0.

Katie Long pitched the shutout for Fleetwood and Flynn led the offense with four hits including three triples and a double. Delong added a single, double and home run and Hermany had two doubles.

Boys’ Volleyball

The Fleetwood High School boys’ volleyball team opened the season last week with a pair of losses.

The Tigers opened the Berks League season March 25 with a loss to Wilson, 3-0 (25-13, 25-22, 25-22).

Josh Watkins led the way for Fleetwood with six kills and one block, while Kyle Flannery and Abe Jacobyansky each had five kills and one block.

Fleetwood won the junior varsity match, 2-0.

On March 26, Fleetwood was defeated by Reading, 3-1 (20-25, 25-19, 29-27, 26-24).

Andy Kemmerer contributed 11 kills, a dig and three blocks while Flannery added eight kills and two aces.

Fleetwood won the junior varsity match, 2-0.

Boys’ Track

The Fleetwood High School girls’ track team opened the Berks League season up March 26 with a loss to Hamburg, 84-65.

Nick Hope and Morgan Shigo led the way for Fleetwood with two individual wins apiece. Hope won the 100 (11.4 seconds) and the 200 (24.56 seconds); Shigo was first in the shot put (51’-10”) and the discus (146’-7 1/2”).

Also winning for Fleetwood were: Mike Wamsher, 800 (2:13.36); and Shaq Cobb, long jump (17’-9 3/4”).

Also winning was Fleetwood’s 400 relay team of Thaddeus Cornick, Jeff Estima, Hope and George Ortiz (48.25 seconds).

Girls’ Track

The Fleetwood High School girls’ track team opened the Berks League season March 26 with a 91-59 loss to Hamburg.

Cyre Virgo led the way for Fleetwood with four individual victories. Virgo finished first in the 100 hurdles (16.71 seconds); 200 (27.16 seconds); long jump (16’-6 3/4”); and the high jump (5’-8”).

Heather Wanner was a double winner for Fleetwood with victories in the 400 (1:05.37) and the 100 (12.59 seconds).

Haley Fidler was first in the 300 hurdles for Fleetwood in 53.18 seconds, while Kendra Bamberger was first in the discus with a toss of 94’-1 1/2”).

Boys’ Tennis

The Fleetwood High School boys’ tennis team opened the Berks League season with a pair of victories. The Tigers are 5-2 overall.

On March 22, the Tigers defeated Schuylkill Valley, 6-1.

Winning in singles competition for Fleetwood were: Christian Melendez, 6-3, 6-2; Thomas Paganelli, 6-1, 6-0; Eric Wily, 7-6, 6-4; Patrick Tobias, 6-1, 6-2; and Josh Earnest, 5-7, 6-1, 10-6.

Also winning was the doubles team of Melendez and Paganelli, 10-5.

On March 27, Fleetwood blanked Blue Mountain, 7-0.

Winning in singles competition were: Melendez, 4-6, 6-1, 10-5; Paganelli, 6-0, 6-0; Wily, 6-2, 6-4; Tobias, 6-1, 6-0; Earnest, 7-6, 6-1.

Also winning were the doubles teams of: Paganelli and Wily, 10-1; and Tobias and Earnest, 10-1.

Brandywine Heights

Baseball

The Brandywine Heights High School baseball team opened the Berks League season with a 12-0 loss to Kutztown on March 27.

Kutztown scored three runs in the first and three more in the second to take an early commanding lead. Brandywine had seven hits in the game, including two from John Dekovitch. Zach Ernst contributed with a double.

Mike Hunter was the losing pitcher.

On March 22, the Bullets opened the season with a 4-3 non-league win over Pine Grove. They also defeated Schuylkill Valley, 8-5, and lost to Hamburg, 10-0.

Softball

The Brandywine Heights High School softball team is 3-1 overall this season and opened the Berks League season with a 12-2 victory over Kutztown on March 27.

The Lady Bullets scored twice in the first, one in the second and four in the third to take a comfortable 7-2 lead. They added three in the fourth and two in the fifth to end the game due to the mercy rule.

The Lady Bullets were led by Samantha Sweigart who had a single, two home runs, four RBIs and four runs scored. Megan Olsen chipped in with three hits including a triple, two home runs, four RBIs and two runs scored.

Taylor Brintzenhoff helped the cause with a single, home run, two RBIs and a run scored, while Jennifer Seabourne added two hits and two runs scored. Dayna Jalowy also drove in a pair of runs.

On March 22, the Bullets lost to Minersville, 10-5. Olsen ripped another home run while Sweigart added two doubles.

On March 28, Brandywine shutout Schuylkill Valley in another non-league game, 6-0. Sweigart had a single and home run while Jalowy had a double and two runs knocked in.

On April 1, Brandywine Heights defeated Governor Mifflin, 12-9. A six-run fifth inning broke a 4-4 tie and led the Bullets to the victory.

Olsen highlighted the six-run fifth inning with a three-run homer. Seabourne and Jalowy each had two hits and Olsen was the winning pitcher.

Boys’ Volleyball

The Brandywine Heights High School boys’ volleyball team opened the Berks League season with two wins in three matches. They are 3-1 overall.

The Bullets opened the season with a victory over Wyomissing on March 26, 3-1 (12-25, 25-20, 25-15, 25-21).

Steven Sherry led the way for Brandywine with seven kills, 12 digs and four blocks. Logan Gehman added nine kills and 10 digs while Austin Gehman added six digs, three blocks and 33 assists.

Brandywine Heights won the junior varsity match, 2-0.

On March 28, the Bullets lost to Schuylkill Valley, 3-1 (27-25, 18-25, 25-23, 28-26).

Logan Gehman had 17 kills and 14 digs for the Bullets while Alec Hess added nine kills and four digs and Austin Gehman added six kills, eight digs and 31 assists.

Schuylkill Valley won the junior varsity match, 2-0.

On April 2, the Bullets defeated Antietam, 3-0 (25-19, 25-20, 25-15). Hess led the way for Brandywine Heights with 14 kills, eight digs, two blocks and two aces. Eric Hauck contributed to the cause with nine kills and five digs, while Austin Gehman had four kills, six digs and 29 assists.

Antietam won the junior varsity match, 2-0.

In a non-league match, Brandywine defeated Daniel Boone, 3-2 (20-25, 25-22, 25-18, 17-25, 15-12).

Hess had 19 kills and five digs for the winner and Hauce added 12 kills and seven digs.

Boys’ Tennis

The Brandywine Heights High School boys’ tennis tema opened the Berks League season with a 1-1 record. The Bullets are 4-1 overall.

On March 26, the Bullets defeated Twin Valley, 7-0. Winning in singles competition for Brandywine were: Diego Pinto, 6-0, 6-0; Bryce Pinkerton, 6-0, 6-2; Joey Coco, 6-4, 6-2; Chris Miller, 6-1, 6-2; and Matei Jordach, 6-2, 6-4.

Winning in doubles competition were: Pinto and Pinkerton, 6-0, 6-0; Coco and Miller, 6-0, 6-0.

Brandywine’s lone loss of the season came March 27 against Kutztown, 4-3. Winning in singles competition for Brandywine were: Pinto, 6-0, 6-0; and Pinkerton, 6-4, 6-1. Also winning was the doubles team of Pinto and Coco, 6-1, 6-2.