This week's high school sports wrap-ups

Photo by Ric Webb The Schuylkill Valley High School softball team gets ready for another inning during last Saturday's game against Tulpehocken.

Hamburg

Baseball

The Hamburg High School baseball team fell to 1-2 in the Berks League and 5-2 overall after two wins and two losses last week.

The Hawks began the week at home to take on Brandywine Heights in a non-league game. Joey Cominsky pitched a two-hit shutout to lead Hamburg over the Bullets, 10-0.

Tyler Seidel led the offense with four hits.

On April 3, Hamburg played host to Twin Valley in the second league game of the season. The Raiders scored twice in the third inning and once in the fourth which was enough to defeat the Hawks, 3-2.

Ryan Atkinson and Alex Cooper each doubled for the Hawks and Cooper was the losing pitcher.

On April 6, Hamburg had no trouble defeating host Northern Lebanon in a non-league game, 15-0. The game was called after three innings due to the mercy rule.

Cominsky paced the Hamburg offense with two hits including a grand slam home run and seven RBIs. He was also the winning pitcher.

The Hawks got back to league action on April 8 when they traveled to Berks Catholic. This one was a heartbreaker for the Hawks as they had a 4-0 lead heading into the bottom of the seventh inning. But Berks Catholic kept their league undefeated record in tact as they scored five runs in the seventh to defeat Hamburg, 5-4.

Cominsky was pitching the shutout heading into the seventh when he ran into trouble. Atkinson came on in relief but could not stem the tide.

Hamburg have seven hits in the game, including doubles by Tyler Seidel and Jake Lenkiewicz.

Softball

The Hamburg High School softball team fell to 1-2 in the Berks League and 3-4 overall after losing three of five games last week.

The Lady Hawks began the week with an 8-0 league loss to Twin Valley. The Raiders scored one in the first, three in the second, one in the third and three in the fourth to take the commanding lead.Hamburg managed just two hits in the game, including a double by Courtney Graham. Tara Klee was the losing pitcher.

On April 4, the Hawks were at home for a non-league game with Tamaqua. Hamburg had no trouble in this game as they cruised to a 15-0 win.

Klee was the winning pitcher, fanning two and walking one. She also helped her own cause with a double and two runs scored.

On April 6 Hamburg took part in the Williams Valley Tournament. They lost a 12-1 non-league game to Pine Grove, then lost another non-league game to Upper Dauphin later in the day, 8-3.

On April 8, Hamburg got back to Berks League action with a home game against Berks Catholic. Courtney Graham had two hits and drove in three to lead the Hawks past the Saints, 6-1.

With the game tied at 1-1, Hamburg scored five runs in the bottom of the fifth to opening the game up.

Paige Lesher was the wining pitcher, fanning five Berks Catholic hitters.

Boys’ Track

The Hamburg High School boys’ track team fell to 1-1 in the Berks League and 3-1 overall after losing to Oley Valley April 2, 85-65.

Cody Miller led the way for Hamburg with three individual wins in the meet. Miller was first in the shot put (38’-8 3/4”), the discus (113’-10”) and the javelin (144’-9”).

Nick Sturm and Trenton Calloway were both double winners for the Hawks. Sturm was first in the 1,600 (5:13) and the 3,200 (11:12); Calloway won the long jump (17’-0”) and the high jump (5’6”).

Also winning for Hamburg was Tanner Price in the triple jump (37’-2”).

Girls’ Track

The Hamburg High School girls’ track team remained undefeated so far this season when they defeated Oley Valley on April 1, 78-72.

Tori Dietrich, Karlie Heistand and Megan Lesher were all double winners for Hamburg. Dietrich won the 100 (13.59 seconds) and the 200 (29.34); Heistand won the 800 (2:38) and the 1,600 (5:40); and Lesher was first in the 100 high hurdles (17.37 seconds).

Also winning for Hamburg were: Morgan Dunmier, 300 intermediate hurdles (56.72); Kali Hepner, pole vault (8’-0”); and Sydney Lesher, javelin (93’-10”).

Also winning for Hamburg was the 400 relay team of Brandi Boyer, Helpner, Heistand and Dietrich (54.31 seconds); and the 1,600 relay team of April Stafford, Alicia Purcell, Dietrich and Heistand (4:27.93).

Boys’ Tennis

The Hamburg High School boys’ tennis team fell to 0-3 in the Berks League and 1-8 overall after losing five matches last week.

On April 2, the Hawks lost a 5-2 decision to Brandywine Heights. Winning in singles action for Hamburg were: Nick Rausch by an injury default, and Damien Ulrich, 6-2, 4-6, 10-5.

On April 6, Hamburg lost to Schuylkill Valley, 5-2. Winning in singles competition for Hamburg were: Austin Manmiller, 6-4, 4-6, 10-4; and Devon Messner, 6-7, 7-6, 10-2.

On April 8, Hamburg lost to Tulpehocken, 6-1. The Hawks’ lone win cmae from Ulrich, 6-2, 6-1.

Schuylkill Valley

Baseball

The Schuylkill Valley High School baseball team fell to 0-3 in the Berks League and 0-8 overall last week when they lost four games.

The Panthers began the week with a 26-2 non-league loss to Blue Mountain. They followed that up with a 16-1 loss to Conrad Weiser in a game called after five innings due to the mercy rule.

Schuylkill Valley managed just two hits and Kyle Dimovitz was the losing pitcher.

On April 5, the Panthers were at home to take on Tulpehocken. This won turned out to be another non-league loss as the Trojans won the game, 5-2.

On April 8, the Panthers traveled to Twin Valley. The Raiders erased a 3-0 Schuylkill Valley lead with 13 runs in the bottom of the fifth which ended the game and gave Twin Valley the 13-3 victory.

Jared Chelius, Marcus Carlson, Tanner Mish and Kyle Beissel all had two hits for the locals. Chelius was the losing pitcher.

Softball

The Schuylkill Valley High School softball team won four of five games last week and are 2-1 in the Berks League and 5-2 overall.

The Lady Panthers began the week with a 2-1 non-league win over Blue Mountain. Jai Perrea smacked a two-run double in the bottom of the seventh to give Schuylkill Valley a dramatic victory.

Abby Boyer was the mound winner.

It was a little easier for the Panthers April 3 when they got back into league action. The Panthers used a 10-run third inning to defeat Conrad Weiser, 11-1.

Adele King had a home and a triple to lead the Panther offense, and Boyer was the winning pitcher, fanning five Weiser batters.

On April 4, the Panthers crushed Schuylkill Haven, 12-2, then defeated Tulpehocken in anther league contest, 3-2. King led the Schuylkill Valley offense with two hits and two runs scored.

Schuylkill Valley lost its first league contest of the season when they fell to Twin Valley, 5-1. Jill Deiley had two hits for Schuylkill Valley.

Boys’ Volleyball

The Schuylkill Valley High School boys’ volleyball team improved to 4-0 in the Berks League after a pair of victories last week.

On April 2, the Panthers defeated Oley Valley, 3-0 (25-15, 25-15, 25-16).

Andrew Lash helped the Panthers to the victory with six digs, 15 assists and two aces, while Frank Melvin had five digs and three blocks. Ed Shuttleworth chipped in with six digs.

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

On April 2, Schuylkill Valley was also victorious over Kutztown, 3-0 (25-10, 25-8. 25-19).

Mitch Strobel led the way for the Panthers with 10 kills, two digs and three blocks. Lash added two kills, seven digs and 28 assists while Matt Cieniewicz had six kills.

Schuylkill Valley won the junior varsity match, 2-1.

Boys’ Track

The Schuylkill Valley High School boys’ track team improved to 2-0 in the Berks League after defeating Berks Catholic, 101-49.

Dakota Sausser and Greg Johnson led the way for Schuylkill Valley with two individual wins apiece. Sausser won the 200 (23.57 seconds) and the 400 (55.95 seconds), while Johnson won the long jump (20’4”) and the triple jump (42’-8 3/4”).

Also winning individual events for the Panthers were: Ryan Matthews, 100 (11.46 seconds); Reese salen, 800 (2:18.09); Glenn Heck, 1,600 (4:52.33); Chris Yeshulas, 3,200 (11:49.14); Brett Koch, 110 high hurdles (19.45 seconds); Jason Coon, shot put (53’-6”); Evan Arnott, discus (167’-9”); Brian Koonce, pole vault (9’-6”); and Garrrett Strobel, high jump (5’-10”).

Also winning was the 400 relay team of Dillon Riley, Garrett Strobel, Koch and Home and Greg Johnson (46.71); the 1,600 relay team of Strobel, Salen, Heck and Sausser (3:53.00); and the 3,200 relay team of Salen, Clay Stabolepsky, Yeshulas and Heck (9:13.72).

Girls’ Track

The Schuylkill Valley High School girls’ track team improved to 2-0 int he Berks League after defeating Berks Catholic, 84-66.

Claire Burkert, Charlotte Winns and Erika Miller were all double winners for the Lady Panthers. Winns was first in the shot put (31’-8”) and the discus (99’-1”); Miller won the long jump (16’-5 1/2”) and the triple jump (33’-6”); and Burkert won the 100 high hurdles (17.94 seconds) and the 300 intermediate hurdles (54.19 seconds).

Also winning individual events for Schuylkill Valley were: Jess Thies, 800 (2:34.26); Hannah Beatty, 3,200 (13.01.48); Breanna Manzolillo, pole vault (10’-1”); and Skye Douglas, high jump (4’-2”).

Also winning for the Panthers was the 1,600 relay team of Megan Murphy, Miller, Sophie Goad and Thies (4:35.02); and the 3,200 relay team of Beatty, Shyanne Salen, Stevi Lukacz and Thies (11:17.28).

Tulpehocken

Baseball

The Tulpehocken High School baseball team won four of five games last week and is 2-1 in the league and 6-1 overall.

On April 2 the Trojans cruised by Lebanon Catholic in a non-league game, 16-1.

Dan Louviaux had two hits (single and triple), two runs scored and two RBIs to lead the offense. Eric Hartranft added two hits including a double, triple and three runs scored. Matt Kerber added two doubles, two RBIs and two runs scored.

Matt Martin was the winning pitcher.

On April 3, Tulpehocken lost a league battle with Brandywine Heights, 7-3.

Bryce Galczynski had two hits, two runs scored and one RBI while Kerber had two hits and two runs scored. Brandon Hartranft contributed with a double and a triple.

On April 5, the Trojans bounced back with a 13-4 victory over Berks Catholic. Eric Hartranft paced the Tulpehocken offense with three hits and two rBIs. Derek Kissling and Clint Keeney each had three hits.

The next day the Trojans followed up with another win, this time a 5-2 victory over Schuylkill Valley.

Dan Louviaux had four hits for the Trojans and Brandon Hartranft had three doubles, two runs scored and two RBIs.

On April 8, Tulpehocken’s Eric Hartranft singled home Dan Louviaux for the only run of the game in a 1-0 Trojan victory.

Louviaux was the winning pitcher, allowing two Kutztown hits and no walks.

Softball

The Tulpehocken High School softball team fell to 1-2 in the Berks League and 2-4 overall after losing three of four games last week.

They began the week with an 11-0 league los to Brandywine Heights. The Bullets scored seven runs in the fourth and three more in the fifth to take control of the game.

Tulpehocken had just two hits in the game as Bailee Shies took the loss.

Things went much better on April 5 when Shies pitched a two-hit shutout to lead Tulpehocken to an 8-0 victory over Berks Catholic. Shies struckout nine Saint hitters.

Autumn Schiefer had three hits, two RBIs and two runs scored to lead the Trojan offense. Nicole Eshbach had two hits and two RBIs.On April 8, the Lady Trojans were defeated by Kutztown, 13-2. The Cougars scored seven runs in the fourth and five in the sixth to win the game.

Boys’ Track

The Tulpehocken High School boys’ track team fell to 0-2 in the Berks League after losing to Wyomissing on April 2, 109-40.

Dwayne Bryant led the way for Tulephocken with three individual victories. He was first in the 100 (11.07 seconds), the 200 (23.29 seconds) and 400 (52.3 seconds).

Girls’ Track

The Tulpehocken High School girls’ track team fell to 0-2 in the Berks League after losing to Wyomissing on April 2, 115-40.

Dylan Shipe and Mariah Troutman were the only individual winners for the Lady Trojans. Shipe won the 400 (1:09) and Troutman won the high jump (4’-8”).

Boys’ Tennis

The Tulphehocken High School boys’ tennis team lost two of three matches last week and are 1-1 in the league and 6-4 overall.

The Trojans lost to Lancaster Country Day School and Fleetwood by identical scored of 7-0.

On April 8, Tulpehocken defeated Hamburg, 6-1.

Winning in singles competition for Tulpehocken were: Jethro Holzman, 6-0, 6-1; Chase Guenther, 6-0, 6-0; Derek Sattazahn, 6-1, 4-6, 11-9; and Jonathan Pierson, 6-4, 6-2.

Winning in doubles action was the team of Guenther and Sattazahn, 10-3; and the team of James Rissmiller and Joey Olkusz, 10-4.

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