The Boyertown Area High School boys’ basketball team ended the PAC-10 season last week with a pair of losses. The Bears finished at 4-7 in the league and 6-16 overall.
On Jan. 31, the Bears played host to Perkiomen Valley. The Vikings used a 23-point fourth quarter to defeat the Bears, 55-40.
Perk Valley held a slim 19-18 halftime lead, and increased the lead to four after three quarters. But Perk Valley pulled away in the fourth quarter, outscoring the Bears, 23-12.
Mike Mansur paced the Boyertown offense with 14 points in the game, while Tyler Bauman scored nine points on a trio of three-point buckets. Kyle Dennin netted six points and Ryan Corcoran had five.
The Bears closed out the season at Methacton on Feb. 2. The Warriors came into the game undefeated in PAC-10 play and proved why when they downed Boyertown, 77-52.
Methacton took command of the game early, outscoring the Bears in the first quarter, 21-8. By halftime, the lead was up to 23, 45-22. The Bears could not muster up a second half comeback.
Ethan Shalaway was the high scorer for Boyertown with 12 points in the contest. Corcoran contributed with eight points while Alex Barrett, Connor Dunn and Mansur all scored seven. Tyler Bauman added five.
The Boyertown Area High School girls’ basketball team
On Jan. 31, the Lady Bears hit the road to take on league opponent Perkiomen Valley. This one turned out to be closer than Boyertown would have liked but the Lady Bears came out on top, 43-40.
Boyertown jumped out to an 11-6 lead after one quarter, but the Lady Vikings came back in the second to cut the lead to one by halftime, 21-20. The two teams battled neck-and-neck throughout the second half but it was Boyertown that came out the winner.
Kaitlyn Eisenhard led the way for the Boyertown with 17 points in the contest. Dee Terry netted 11 and Brook Erb added five points.
On Feb. 2, the Lady Bears had a chance to secure a playoff spot when they played host to Methacton, a team they had beaten at Methacton earlier this year. It was a totally different game this time as Methacton outscored the Lady Bears in all four quarters and won the game, 54-25.
The Warriors jumped out to a 12-4 lead in the the first quarter, then increased the lead to 12 by halftime, 24-12. After outscoring the Bears, 10-6 in the third quarter, they pulled away in the fourth quarter, outscoring the Bears, 20-7.
Eisenhard paced the Boyertown offense once again with seven points in the game. Alyssa Cotellese netted six points and Terry added four.
After finishing in their place in the District 1-AAA Tournament the Bears qualified for the state tournament which opened on Monday, Feb. 4 against Spring Grove. In that match, Boyertown lost six of the first seven bouts which helped Spring Grove to a 37-24 victory.
Earning pins for Boyertown were: Jordan Wertz (220), 0:43; Jordan Wood (285), 1:25; Eddie Kriczky (126), 1:25.
Winning by decisions for Boyertown were: Gregg Harvey (152), 8-7; and Lucas Miller (106), 2-0.
On Feb. 6, the Bears closed out the PAC-10 season with a shutout of Pope John Paul II, 73-0. Boyertown finished the league season at 6-3.
Winning by pins for the Bears were: Reuben Maldonado (138), 2:48; Jake Salkowitz (145), 3:41; Cody Richmond (160), 2:37; Jordan Wertz (195), 1:40; Jordan Wood (220), 0:46.
Winning by decisions for Boyertown were: Gregg Harvey (152), 5-0; Michael Fretz (182), Brody O’Connell (285), 1-0; and Ty Miller (132), 11-0.
Gray Garber (170), Austin Winter (106), Garrett Mauger (113), Dylan Wertz (120) and Eddie Kriczky (126) all won by forfeit.
The Boyertown Area High School boys’ swimming team fell to 5-1 in the PAC-10 after a 100-83 loss to Perkiomen Valley on Feb. 5.
Winning individual events for the Bears were: Steve Miller, 200 free (1:46.22); Nick Vivian, 100 fly (54.92 seconds); Cody Weiler, 100 free (48.98 seconds); Chase Renninger, 100 back (53.89).
Also winning for Boyertonw was the 200 free relay team of Seth Wrigley, Russell Lambert, Josh Shoemaker and Miller (1:31.82).
The Boyertown Area High School girls’ swimming team fell to 4-2 in the PAC-10 and 6-5 overall after losing to Perkiomen Valley on Feb. 5, 98-77.
Laura Simpson led the way for Boyertown by winning a pair of individual events. Simpson finished first in the 500 free (5:31.30) and the 200 free (2:01.70).
Also winning individual events for Boyertown were: Paige Slowik, 100 back (1:06.57); and Olivia Savino, 100 breaststroke (1:10.96).
Also winning for Boyertown was the 400 free relay team of Simpson, Taylor Manes, Lilly Fanok and Haley Weller (4:01.47).
The Oley Valley High School boys’ basketball team won their final three games of the season last week and clinched a playoff spot by finishing second in Divison 3 of the Berks League. The Lynx finished the regular season with a league record of 8-2, one game behind first place Wyomissing (9-1). The Lynx are 14-6 overall this season.
On Feb. 1, the Lynx traveled to New Schaeffertown to take on Tulpehocken in a league contest. Oley had very little trouble with the Trojans and won the game, 51-34.
Oley jumped out to a 14-9 lead after one quarter, then increased the lead to 15 by halftime, 32-17. The Lynx pretty much put the game away in the third quarter when they outscored the Trojans, 12-8.
Ben Kerkeslager and Jay Kerkeslager paced the Oley Valley offense with 12 points each. Adam Kriebel netted nine points, Jabari Johnson had six and Collin Moyer added five.
On Feb. 2, the Lynx came back home to take on Kutztown. The Lynx had a slow start but they caught fire in the second quarter and went on to win the game, 72-41.
The Cougars led the game after one quarter, 16-14. But Oley outscored their guests in the second quarter, 26-9, and in the third, 17-9 to take a commanding lead.
Jay Kerkeslager was the top scorer for Oley with 16 points in the game That included four three-point buckets. Hunter Renninger scored 14 points in the game while Kriebel netted 12 points and Ben Kerkeslager scored 10. Collin Moyer contributed eight points and Bryan Behm added five.
On Feb. 5, the Lynx closed out the regular Berks League season with a home game against Brandywine Heights. A victory by the Lynx would clinch second place and a playoff berth as well. This time Oley got off to a good start and it helped them to a 68-49 victory.
Oley jumped out to a 22-10 lead after one quarter, Brandywine Heights cut the lead to 10 at halftime, but Oley opened things up in the third quarter when they outscored the Bullets, 18-10.
Moyer was the top scorer for Oley Valley with 17 points. Renninger was right behind him with 16 points and Jay Kerkeslager had 15. Kriebel netted 10 and Tim Brill had six.
The Oley Valley High School girls’ basketball team split a pair of Berks League games last week, including their first league loss of the season to Brandywine Heights in the final game of the season. Oley Valley and Brandywine finished tied for first place in Division 1 with identical 9-1 records. Due to their better power ranking, the Lady Lynx earned the division championship and a much high berth in the playoffs.
On Jan. 31, the Lady Lynx were at home to take on Tulpehocken. Oley Valley proved way too much for the Lady Trojans as the Lynx won the game, 54-25. The victory clinched the division title for the Lady Lynx.
Oley held a 12-7 lead after one quarter, then expanded the lead to 23 by halftime, 35-12. They put the game away in the third period by outscoring the Trojans, 13-8. Brandi Vallely had a big game for the Lady Lynx, scoring 25 points. Amanda Aulenbach chipped in with 11 points while Courtney Dunn scored nine and Amanda Rizzuti added six.
On Feb. 5, the Lady Lynx went to Mertztown to take on second place Brandywine Heights. The Lady Bullets knocked Oley off the undefeated shelf in this game as they downed the Lynx, 57-55.
Brandywine jumped out to a 19-9 lead after one quarter. The Lady Lynx cut the lead in half in the second quarter, then headed into the fourth quarter down, 49-42. Oley fought back to make it interesting at the end but the Bullets came out with the victory.
Vallely had another big offensive night as she scored 17 points. Courtney Dunn netted 10 points and Megan Depotula added nine.
The Oley Valley High School boys’ bowling team completed the Berks League regular season last week with a record of 22-14. That was good enough to give the Lynx third place in Division 2 and a spot in the Berks League playoffs.
The Lynx finished one game ahead of Hamburg to earn that final playoff spot.
The league playoffs don’t get underway until Tuesday, Feb. 19. The Lynx will take on Exeter (29-10), the second place team in Division 1. The other quarterfinal match will be between Schuylkill Valley and Twin Valley. Governor Mifflin and Conrad Weiser won their respective divisions which gives them a first round bye in the playoffs.
The Lynx completed the regular season on Feb. 4 with a 2-1 loss to Schuylkill Valley. They lost the match, but by winning one of the three games, the Lynx earned the playoff spot.
Ryan Krall led the way for Oley Valley with as three-game series of 723. Alec Eppler bowled a 567.
The Oley Valley High School girls’ bowling team finished the regular Berks League season with a record of 25-11 which was good enough for third place in Division 2 and a spot in the league playoffs.
The Berks League playoffs will get underway on Tuesday, Feb. 19. Oley Valley will take on Muhlenberg (the second place team in Division 1) in a quarterfinal round match-up. Hamburg and Governor Mifflin will play the other quarterfinal round match while undefeated Wilson (36-0) and Schuylkill Valley (34-2) won their division and get a first round bye.
The Lady Lynx ended the league season on Feb. 4 with a 3-0 loss to Schuylkill Valley. Brittany Gust led the way for Oley with a 573 series and Sydney Majowicz bowled a 549 series.