This week's high school sports wrap-ups

Photo by Ric Webb The Tulpehocken High School baseball team is 5-2 in the Berks League and right in the thick of the playoff hunt.

Hamburg

Baseball

The Hamburg High baseball team won two of three games last week and are now 4-3 in the Berks League and 12-4 overall.

On April 24, the Hawks traveled to Twin Valley for a big division game against Twin Valley. Hamburg scored a run in the top of the eighth and won the game, 6-5.

Down by three, the Hawks scored three runs in the top of the third to tie the score at 5-5.

Robert Henne singled home the winning run in the eighth inning to make a winner of staring pitcher Joey Cominsky who allowed is hits and two walks while fanning seven. Cominsky helped his own cause with a double, home run and four RBIs.

On April 25 the Hawks remained on the road, this time against non-league opponent Kutztown. The Hawks came away with a 7-5 victory.

The Hamburg offense was led by Jake Lenkiewicz who had a double, home run and four RBIs. Ryan Atkinson had a single, double and two runs scored.

In another non-league game, Hamburg lost to North Schuylkill, 8-7 in 16 innings. Atkinson and Brandon Fry each had home runs for the Hawks.

Softball

The Hamburg High School softball team lost to of three games last week and are now 3-4 in the Berks League and 7-8 overall.

On April 24, the Lady Hawks played host to Twin Valley in a league contest. Hamburg managed just six hits in the game and the Raiders defeated the Hawks, 8-0.

Tara Klee and Becca Blatt had two hits apiece for Hamburg.

The next day the Lady Hawks put the Twin Valley loss behind them and hosted Fleetwood in another league game. This time it was Hamburg that breezed to a 12-1 victory.

Chyanne Lesher and Ashtyn Epting each had two hits for the winners and Klee was the winning pitcher.

On April 26, Hamburg was at home again, this time again non-league opponent Brandywine Heights. The Bullets were able to come away witha 9-3 victory over the Hawks.

Andrea Capitella helped the Hamburg cause with a hit and two RBIs. Klee and Courtney Graham chipped in with a single and double each.

Boys’ Track

The Hamburg High School boys’ track team fell to 1-4 in the Berks League after losing to Schuylkill Valley on April 23, 113-37.

Chris Kummerer and Cody Miller were Hamburg’s only to individual victories. Kummerer was first in the pole vault (10’-6”) and Miller was first in the javelin.

Girls’ Track

The Hamburg High School girls’ track team fell to 3-2 in the Berks League after losing to Schuylkill Valley on April 23, 91-59.

Karlie Heistand and Megan Lesher were double winners for Hamburg. Heistand was first in the 800 (2:20.71) and the 1,600 (5:48.61); while Lesher was first in the 100 hurdles (16.68 seconds and high jump (4’-10”).

Also winning for Hamburg was Kali Hepner who was first in the triple jump (32’-6”).

Schuylkill Valley

Baseball

The Schuylkill Valley High School baseball team fell to 0-7 in the Berks League after losing to Conrad Weiser on April 24, 9-2.

Weiser scored five runs in the bottom of the first and never looked back. Tanner Mish led the Schuylkill Valley offense with two hits and Kyle Beissel had one RBI.

Softball

The Schuylkill Valley High School softball team improved to 6-1 in the Berks League after defeating Conrad Weiser on April 24, 4-1. The Lady Panthers are one game out of first place, with Twin Valley standing with a perfect 7-0 record.

Ashley Rice pitched a five-hitter for Schuylkill Valley in the win over Conrad Weiser. The offense was led by Abby Boyer who had two hits, one RBI and one run scored.

Boys’ Volleyball

The Schuylkill Valley High School boys’ volleyball team won a pair of matches last week and improved to 8-1 in the Berks League and 12-1 overall. The Panthers are alone in first place in Division 2, one game ahead of second place Brandywine Heights.

On April 25, the Panthers shutout Oley Valley, 3-0 (25-10, 25-9, 25-17). Frank Melvin led the way for the Panthers with 10 kills, two blocks and two aces, whil eMitch Strobel had six kills, two digs and four blocks. Andrew Lash contributed with 26 assists, three kills, three digs and two blocks, while Anders Herndal added four kills and one block.

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

On April 29, the Panthers defeated Conestoga Valley in a non-league game, 3-0 (25-21, 25-23, 25-18).

Strobel had nine kills and five blocks for the Panthers, while Keegan Fouse added seven kills and four digs. Lash chipped in with nine digs, 24 assists and four aces, while Melvin had six kills and two aces.

Schuylkill Valley won the junior varsity match.

Boys’ Track

The Schuylkill Valley High School boys’ track team improved to 5-0 in the Berks League after defeating Hamburg on April 23, 113-37.

Eryk Cerankowski and Greg Johnson were both double winners for Schuylkill Valley. Cerankowski was first in the 100 (11.47 seconds) and the 200 (23.4 seconds); while Johnson was first in the long jump (19’-5”) and the triple jump (41’-10 1/2”).

Other individual winners for the Panthers were: Dakota Sausser, 400 (53.77); Jake Williams, 800 (2:20.4); Glen Heck, 1,600 (4:55.54); Chris Yeshulas, 3.200 (11:45.); Jared Horn, 110 high hurdles (15.12 seconds); Reese Salan, 300 hurdles (43.2 seconds); Garrett Strobel, high jump, (5’-10”); Jason Coon, shot put (52’-10 1/2”); and Evan Arnott, discus (181’-11”).

Also winning for Schuylkill Valley was the 400 relay team of Cerankowski, Strobel, Ryan Matthews and Dillon Riley (46.18 seconds); the 1,600 relay team of Jaxon Kochel, Salen, Heck and Sausser (3:46.84); and the 3,20000 relay team of Salen, Clay Stabolepszy, Heck and Williams (9:01.9).

Girls’ Track

The Schuylkill Valley High School girls’ track team improved to 5-0 in the Berks League after defeating Hamburg on April 23, 91-59.

Charlotte Winns led the way for the Lady Panthers with three individual victories in the meet. Winns was first in the shot put (33’-1”), discus (110’-6 1/2”) and javelin (96’-1”).

Emily Bashore was a double winner, taking first in the 100 (13.34 seconds) and the 200 (27.64 seconds).

Also winning for the Lady Panthers were: Megan Muphy, 400 (1:03.53); Hannah Beatty, 3,200 (13:12.72); Claire Burkert, 300 hurdles (51.40); Erika Miller, long jump (16’-5”); and Bre Manzoillo, pole vault (10’-6”).

Tulpehocken

Baseball

The Tulpehocken High School baseball team won two of three games last week and improved to 5-2 in the Berks League and 11-5 overall.

On Apirl 24, the Trojans traveled to Mertztown to take on Brandywine Heights in what turned out to be a wild game. In the end, it was a wild pitch in the top of the seventh that gave the Trojans a 17-16 victory. The Trojans lost a 14-0 lead before pulling out the last inning victory.

Curtis Hershey led the Tulpehocken offense with four hits and six RBIs. Dan Louviaux added three hits.

On April 26, the Trojans played host to Exeter in a non-league contest. Thanks in part to a three RBI (and two runs scored) game from Hershey, the Trojans were able to defeat the Eagles, 9-4.

Brandon Hartranft had two hits, three RBIs and one run scored and was the winning pitcher, hurling one inning in relief.

In another non-league game, Tulpehocken lost to East Lebanon, 9-4. Aaron Schneck led the Tulpehocken offense with three hits, one RBI and two runs scored.

Softball

The Tulpehocken High School softball team lost two of three games last week, falling to 3-4 in the Berks League and 7-8 overall.

On April 24, the Lady Trojans suffered 2-1 loss to Brandywine Heights. Tulpehocken’s lone run came in the sixth inning when Andrea Quillman smacked a home run.

On April 26, the Trojans lost a 6-3 non-league decision to Exeter. Rachel Doig and Bailee Schies each had two hits for the locals

In another non-league game on April 27, the Trojans defeated Eastern Lebanon, 6-5. Quillman provided the big blow in the fourth inning with a bases loaded triple.

Boys’ Track

The Tulpehocken High School boys’ track team fell to 1-4 in the Berks League April 23 when they lost to Oley Valley, 88-56.Cody Boyer led the way for Tulpehocken with three individual victories. Boyer finished first in the shot put (45’- 1 3/4”), the discus (123’-5 1/2”) and javelin (138’-4 1/2”).

Brandon Daub and Nick Sokolovich were each double winners for the Trojans. Daub took first in the 100 (10.70 seconds) and the 200 (22.02 seconds); while Sokolovich was first in the 1,600 (5:05) and the 3,200 (11:03).

Also winning for Tulpehocken were: Dylan Brugger, long jump (20’-1”); Isaiah Bewley, high jump (5’-6”).

Girls Track

The Tulpehocken High School girls’ track team fell to 1-4 in the league last week after losing to Oley Valley, 114-26.

The Lady Trojans were led by Casey Rightmyer who finished first in the 100 (12.91 seconds) and the long jump (16’-4 1/2”).

Also finishing first for Tulpehocken was the 400 relay team of Myriah Troutman, Alexis Troutman, Dylan Shipe and Casey Rightmyer.

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