This week's high school sports wrap-ups

Photo by Ric Webb Action from the May 3 softball game between Brandywine Heights and Exeter.

Kutztown

Baseball

The Kutztown High School baseball team won three of its final four games of the season and finished second in Division 3 of the Berks League with an 8-2 record. That gives the Cougars a playoff berth where they are the eighth seed in an eight-team tournament.

On May 1, the Cougars defeated Wyomissing, 5-1 to clinch a playoff spot. Nick Austin was the winning pitcher and had a no-hitter with one out to go in the game, but Brandon Duca singled for the Spartans’ first hit.

Andrew Gernert had two hits and two runs scored for Kutztown and Kody Reichart also had two hits.

The only loss of the week came against Fleetwood on May 3, 13-6. Dustin Smith smacked a three-run homer for Kutztown and Austin also homered.

On May 6, Kutztown defeated Antietam, 8-2. Brad Miller led the Kutztown offense with three hits, while Reichart had two hits and two runs scored.

In a non-league game on May 7, Kutztown topped Tamaqua, 11-7. Kyle Hartman had three hits, one run scored the three RBIs for the winners. Jordan Loeb had two hits and two RBIs.

Softball

The Kutztown High School softball team won four games last week and finished the Berks League regular season in second place in Division 3 with a record of 8-2. They also qualified for the league playoffs and will be the sixth seed there.

The Lady Cougars began the week with a convincing 18-2 victory over Wyomissing. Alex Garrett led the Kutztown offense with four hits and five RBIs, while Meg Parks added four hits and five runs scored.

On May 3, Kutztown traveled to Fleetwood and came home with an 11-6 non-league win. Megan Donat had three hits (a single and two doubles) and had seven RBIs to lead the Kutztown offense. She was also the winning pitcher.

The next day the Cougars scored 14 first inning runs and defeated Antietam, 22-0. Emily Ebling and Garrett each produced four hits and three RBIs. Rachel Fegely added three hits and two RBIs.

On May 7, the Lady Cougars topped Hamburg in the final regular season game of the season, 6-2. Courtney Stump led the Cougars with two hits and three RBIs. Miranda Shollenberger had a pair of RBIs.

Boys’ Volleyball

The Kutztown High School boys’ volleyball team defeated Allentown Allen on May 7, 3-1 (25-20, 25-21, 24-26, 27-25). The Cougars are 5-12 overall this season.

Mike Heiner led the way for Kutztown with nine kills and seven aces, while Ryan Noon added six kills and nine digs.

Kutztown won the junior varsity match, 2-1.

Boys’ Track

The Kutztown High School boys’ track team fell to 0-7 in the Berks League after losing to Berks Catholic on May 7, 120-30.

Kutztown was led by Austin Cory who finished first in the 300 hurdles (43.4 seconds) and the 110 hurdles (17.4 seconds).

Lucas Warning was Kutztown’s only other individual winners as he took first in the shot put (45’-3”).

Girls’ Track

The Kutztown High School girls’ track team finished the Berks League regular season 0-7 after losing to Berks Catholic on May 7, 82-59.

Madison Deeds and Jocelyn Ruth each had a pair of individual wins for the Cougars. Deeds was first in the 1,600 (5:45.3) and the 110 hurdles (20.9 seconds); Ruth was first in the shot put (37’4”) and the javelin (119’-8”).

Also winning for Kutztown were: Krista Kunkle, 300 hurdles (55.6 seconds); and Courtney Moyer, discus (80’-9”).

Also winning for Kutztown was the 400 relay team of Amy Mucelli, Adene Woodard, Madison Sanders and Leah Dietrich (54.5 seconds).

Fleetwood

Baseball

The Fleetwood High School baseball team won two of its last three games and finished in a tie for third place in Division 2 with Twin Valley. The Raiders and Kutztown had higher power ratings so the Tigers did not qualify for the league playoffs.

On May 1, the Tigers shutout Schuylkill Valley, 10-0. Fleetwood scored two in the first and four in the third to open up a 6-0 early lead.

Micah Storms led the Fleetwood offense with two hits and four RBIs. Tyler Emge also had two hits.

Jake Wapinsky pitched a two-hit shutout.

On May 3, the Tigers played host to Kutztown and won the game, 14-6.

Brendan Koharcheck had three hits, four RBIs and two run scored for Fleetwood, while Wapinsky had three hits and two RBIs. Austin Stern also had three hits.

On May 6, Fleetwood took on Twin Valley in battle for a playoff spot. The Raiders scored three in the second and five in the fourth on their way to an 11-1 victory over Fleetwood. Emge had two hits and one run scored.

Softball

The Fleetwood High School softball team dropped two of its last three games and finished the Berks League regular season with a record of 3-7. The Lady Tigers are 7-12 overall.

The Tigers began the week with a 3-2 victory over Schuylkill Valley. Fleetwood would scored all three of their runs in the fourth inning.

Courtney Hermany and Amberlea Himic each had a single and one RBI.

On May 3, the Tigers were defeated by Kutztown, 11-6.

On May 6, the Tigers fell to Twin Valley, 15-2. The Raiders took control of the game early, scoring four runs in the first, seven in the third and four more in the fourth. Fleetwood had just two hits in the game.

Hannah Sell was the losing pitcher.

Boys’ Volleyball

The Fleetwood High School boys’ volleyball team won two of three matches last week, and are now 4-7 in the Berks League.

On May 1, the Tigers upset Schuylkill Valley in a non-league match, 3-2 (11-25, 25-22, 25-21, 16-25, 15-11).

Andy Kemmerer led the way for the Tigers with 18 kills, seven digs and one ace. Kyle Fannery added 13 kills and six blocks, while Josh Watkins had six kills and three blocks, Nate Reinert contributed with 45 assists.On May 3, the Tigers were defeated by Daniel Boone, 3-0 (25-14, 25-12, 26-24). Flannery had six kills and Kemmerer added two kills and seven digs.

Daniel Boone won the junior varsity match, 2-0.

On May 7, Fleetwood downed Pottsville, 3-0 (25-7, 25-12, 25-11). Flannery led the way with eight kills and two aces and Kemmerer added seven kills and four aces. Abe Jacobyansky chipped in with three kills and four blocks.

Boys’ Track

The Fleetwood High School boys’ track team ended the regular dual meet season May 7 with a victory over Oley Valley, 91-59. The Tigers finished at 3-3-1 in league play.

Fleetwood was led by Morgan Shigo and Shaq Cobb who had two individual wins each. Shigo was first in the shot put (49’-7”) and discus (146’-10”); while Cobb won the triple jump (40’-4 1/2”)ss and high jump (5’-7”).

Also winning individual events for Fleetwood were: Nick Hope and Thaddeus Cornick (tie), 100 (10.94 seconds); Ryan Schlegel, 1,600 (4:48); George Ortiz, 400 (54.60 seconds); Mike Wamsher, 800 (2:07); Homig, 200 (22.91 seconds); and Casey Santos, 3,200 (11:04).

Also winning for Fleetwood was the 400 relay team of Jess Estima, Jared Reaser, Thaddeus Cornick and Nick Hopt (45.19 seconds); and the 1,600 relay team of George Ortiz, Nick Hope, Jeff Estima and Mike Wamsher (3:40.25).

Girls’ Track

The Fleetwood High School girls’ track team completed the dual meet season with a record of 2-5 last week after losing to Oley Valley on May 7, 87-63.

Cyre Virgo led the way for Fleetwood with victories in the long jump (15’-6 1/2”) and the high jump (4’-9”).

Also winning for Fleetwood were: Heather Wanner, 100 (13.53 seconds); Haley Fidler, 300 hurdles (49.44 seconds); Emma Smith, 100 (27.56 seconds); Kendra Bamberger, discus (94’-3”); and Jenna Hawkins, triple jump (32’-8”).

Brandywine Heights

Baseball

The Brandywine Heights High School baseball team won two of their final three games and finished the regular Berks League season with a record of 4-6. They are 8-11 overall.

On May 1 the Bullets played host to Antietam. Brandywine won the game, 7-2.

Bryce Galczynski had three hits and one RBI and five runs scored to lead the Brandywine offense. Dan Kristan added two hits and two RBIs.

In a non-league game, Brandywine topped William Allen on May 3, 8-3. Mike Hunter led the way for the locals with three hits and four RBIs in the game. Austin Murr added two hits and two runs scored and Tyler Von Hummel added a home run.On May 6, the Bullets got back to Berks League play with a 4-3 loss to Oley Valley. The Lynx plated a run in the bottom of the seventh to win the game. Brandywine scored one in the first and two in the third to take a 3-1 lead, but Oley came back with a run in the fifth, one in the sixth and one in the seventh.

Hunter had two hits including a home run and two RBIs, while Jon Dekovitch had two hits and one run driven in.

Softball

The Brandywine High School softball team ended the regular Berks League season with three more wins and won Division 3 with a perfect 10-0 record.

On May 1, the Bullets took on Antietam in a doubleheader. In the first game, Brandywine scored 11 first inning runs and went on to win the game, 15-0.

In the second game of the doubleheader, the Bullets had no trouble defeating Antietam, 15-1. Megan Olsen was not only the winning pitcher, but she had three hits and five RBIs.

Jenny Seabourne added three hits, two RBIs and three runs scored.

In a non-league game on May 3, Brandywine topped Exeter, 12-2. Lauren Olsen had three hits for Brandywine while Jessica Musser had two hits, three RBIs and two runs scored.

In the final game of the regular season, Brandywine topped Oley Valley, 10-0. Megan Olsen was the winning pitcher, hurling a three-hit shutout.

Seabourne led the offense with two hits, including a home run and two RBIs.

Boys’ Volleyball

The Brandywine Heights High School boys’ volleyball team defeated Oley Valley on May 2, 3-0 (25-23, 25-19, 25-13). Logan Gehman led the way for Brandywine with 15 kills and 13 digs, while Austin Gehman contributed 10 kills, nine digs and 14 assists. Alexz Hess added eight kills, 15 digs and three blocks.

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