This week's high school sports wrap-ups

Perkiomen Valley's Evan Agnew works the ball upfield as Boyertown's Chris Lees defends. (Photo by Kevin Hoffman/The Mercury)

Boyertown

Baseball

The Boyertown High School baseball team fell to 10-6 in the PAC-10 and 10-8 overall after dropping two of three games last week.

On April 30, the Bears played host to Methacton. A run in the first, one more in the second and two in the third helped give Methacton a 5-2 win.

A.J. Bogucki, Brandon Griesemer and Hughes each had one hit, the only hits the Bears could muster in the game. Griesemer’s hit was a double. Bogucki was the losing pitcher for Boyertown. In seven innings of work, he allowed eight hits and three walks while fanning 10.

The following day, the Bears played host to Owen J. Roberts in what turned out to be a wild game. The Wildcats socred seven runs in the top of the fifth and then hung on for a 12-11 victory.

Griesemer led the Boyertown offense with two hits, two RBIs and two runs scored, while Chris Reigner contributed with two hits, two runs scored and one RBI. Corey Fox and Zach Moser each had a hit and two runs scored and Daulton Weeks added two hits.

Mitch Renninger took the mound loss, allowing 10 runs (nine earned) on five hits and four walks in 4 2/3 innings.

On May 3, the Bears got back on the winning track with a 9-4 victory at Pottsgrove. Boyertown plated seven runs in the top of the first and never surrendered the lead.

Reigner led the Boyertown offense with a single, triple, two RBIs and one run scored. Fox added a pair of hits, one RBI and one run scored. Hughes contributed three hits, one RBI and one run scored.

Tyler Bauman was the winning pitcher, allowing four run son five hits and three walks in six innings. He fanned six Pottsgrove batters.

Softball

The Boyertown High softball team fell to 8-6 in the PAC-10 after losing a pair of games last week.

On May 1, the Lady Bears were shutout by Methacton, 8-0. Methacton scored two runs in the first and four runs in the third to open up a lead they would never surrender.

Vicky Schlott had two of Boyertown’s five hits in the game, and Emily Allen took the mound loss. She allowed six runs on eight hits and two walks in three innings of work. Mandy Kalil pitched three innings of relief.

On May 2, the Lady Bears were defeated by Owen J. Roberts, 9-2. The Wildcats scored six times in the third inning to open the game up.

Kelli Long had two of Boyertown’s seven hits in the game,le Davis had two hits, one RBI and one run scored.

Allen was the losing pitcher, surrendering seven runs (three earned) on seven hits in three innings.

Girls’ Lacrosse

The Boyertown High girls’ lacrosse team completed another perfect PAC-10 regular season last week when they won their last two league games. The Lady Bears won the Liberty Division with a record of 13-0, and will play Pottstown in the first round of the league playoffs.

On April 30, the Lady Bears played host to Perkiomen Valley. After scoring 11 first half goals, Boyertown went on to win the game, 17-4.

Rachel Engler led the way for the Boyertown offense with six goals in the game. Kaitlyn DeHaven had three goals and two assists while Haley Wentzel also had three goals.

Alex O’Herrick scored a pair of goals while Annie Rodgers, Alicia Stratton and Marie Valenti each had one goal. Lauren Mengel and Emma Morgan had one assist each.

Katie Buckwalter made two saves in goal.

In the final game of the regular season, the Lady Bears cruised by Methacton, 18-3. Rodgers led the way this time for Boyertown, with five goals and two assists for seven points in the game.

DeHaven chipped in with two goals and four assists and Wentzel added three goals and one assist. Engler helped the cause with two goals and one assist while Morgan contributed a goal and two assists. O’Herrick had two goals. Mengel, Stratten and Valenti each had one goal and Karlie Gilbert was credited with two assists.

Buckwalter made nine saves in goal for Boyertown.

Boys’ Lacrosse

The Boyertown High boys’ lacrosse team won three of four games last week and finished the regular season with a record of 8-6 which tied them for fourth place (and final playoff berth) with Perkiomen Valley.

On April 30, the Bears were defeated by Perkiomen Valley, 15-9. Tyler Fuhrman and Chris Lees each had two goals for Boyertown, while Chris Stutzman, Brock Johnson, Cody Orff, John Bennett and Ben Manning each had one goal.

Austin Mutter made 12 saves in goal for the Bears.

In a non-league game on May 1, the Bears defeated Southern Lehigh, 14-11. Fuhrman led the way for Boyertown with five goals and one assist, while Johnson scored four goals and two assists.

Lees chipped in with a pair of goals for the winners while Stutzman, Manning and Orff each had one goal.

Mutter made 16 saves in goal.

The Bears got back into PAC-10 action when they crushed Pottsgrove, 22-4. Lees was the top scorer for Boyertown in the match with four goals and three assists, while Fuhrman had five goals and Alex Palladino added three goals and two assists.

Gray Garber, Michael Palladoni, Matt Saxso, Drew McFayden and Nick Straface each had a goal and one assist and Travis Poley added two goals. Billy Franks, Johnson and Manning each had oen goal.

In the final game of the season, and one they needed to win in order to force a playoff game for the fourth and final playoff spot, the Bears came back from a 9-1 deficit in the second half to defeat Perkiomen Valley, 14-13.

Fuhrman had a big game for the Bears with six goals and four assists. Stutzman added four goals and two assists while Lees had two goals and Bennett added two goals and one assist. Franks, Johnson and Manning each had one assist.

Mutter made 16 saves in goal for Boyertown.

Boys’ Track

The Boyertown High boys’ track team lost to Perkiomen Valley on May 1, 82-68.

Ethan Shallaway led the way for Boyertown with three indivdual wins. He was first in the high jump (6’-2”), javelin (180’-4”) and high jump (6’-2”).

Mercado won the 800 in a time of 2:01.0, and McLarnen won the pole vault with a vault of 12’-0”.

Girls’ Track

The Boyertown High girls’ track team defeated Perkiomen Valley on May 1, 87-63.

Alexandra Heuer and Jill Bertino each led the way for Boyertown with three wins apiece. Bertino was first in the 100 (12.93 seconds), 200, 26.31 seconds) and the 400, (1:00.25); Heuer was first in the 100 hurdles (15.6 seconds), 300 hurdles (46.99 seconds) and the triple jump (36’-3 3/4”).

Seymour won the 800 (2:31.8) and Blanch won the pole vault (7’-6”).

Oley Valley

Baseball

The Oley Valley High School baseball team remains in first place in the division with a record of 8-1 after two wins last week.

On April 30, the Lynx defeated Antietam, 12-2. Jay Kerkeslager led the Oley Valley offense with four hits and five RBIs. Ryan Krall added three hits, two runs scored and two RBIs.

On May 1, the Lynx traveled to Tulpehocken and came home with an 8-0 win. Nick Distasio pitched a two-hit shutout to lead the Lynx to the victory.

Oley scored six of its eight runs in the fifth, highlighted by a three-run double by Hunter Renninger.

Softball

The Oley Valley High School softball team improved to 6-3 in the Berks League and 11-5 overall after winning a pair of Berks League games last week.

On April 29, the Lady Lynx had no trouble defeating Antietam, 23-0 in a game called after three innings due to the mercy rule.

Brooke Yerger had three hits and five RBIs to lead the Lynx.

On May 1, the Lady Lynx played host to Tulpehocken and earned another shutout victory, 10-0.

Shannon Yoder and Kailey Eyrich each had two hits and one RBI to lead the Oley Valley offense. Yerger was the winning pitcher.

Boys’ Volleyball

The Oley Valley High School boys’ volleyball team dropped two league matches last week and are now 1-10 in Berks League action.

On April 30, the Lynx were defeated by Antietam, 3-1 (25-20, 25-16, 14-25, 25-15). Jabari Johnson led the way for Oley Valley with five kills, two digs and five blocks, while Jake Kanavins added 28 digs and one ace.

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

On May 2, the Lynx lost to Brandywine Heights, 3-0 (25-23, 25-19, 25-13). Ryan Fretz came up with six kills, 11 digs and two aces for Oley while Kanavins added 18 digs.

Brandywine Heights won the junior varsity match, 2-1.

In a non-league match on April 29, the Lynx defeated New Covenant, 3-0 (25-9, 25-11, 25-18).

Joey Fick had four kills, four digs, 10 assists and three aces to lead the Lynx.

Boys’ Track

The Oley Valley High School boys’ track team fell to 4-2 in the Berks League April 30 with a 97-53 loss to Schuylkill Valley.

Winning individual events for Oley Valley were: Matt Sauer, 800 (2:12); Eric Savarese, 3,200 (11:26); Joe Sell, pole vault (11’-6”); and Gabe Velazquez, javelin (134’-8”).

Girls’ Track

The Oley Valley High School girls’ track team fell to 2-4 in the Berks League after losing to Schuylkill Valley on April 30, 88-62.

Winning individual events for the Lady Lynx were: Thalia Williamson, 200 (26.94 seconds); Rachel Stahl, 400 (1:02.65); Amanda Aulenbach, 800 (2:29); Olivia Boyer, 3,200 (11:52); Gabby Gieringer, triple jump (32’-8”); and Skyler Fretz, high jump (4’-8”).

Also winning for Oley were: 1600 relay team of Williamson, Becky Zechman, Aulenbach and Stahl (4:18.97); and the 3,200 relay team of Boyer, Zechman, Stahl and Aulenbach (9:57.85).