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This week's high school sports wrap-ups


Sunday, May 12, 2013

Hamburg
Baseball
The Hamburg High School baseball team completed the regular season last week and clinched a playoff berth thanks to their power rating. The Hawks finished with a league record of 6-4 which put thyem in a three-way tie for second place in Division 2 with Twin Valley and Fleetwood.
It was a busy week for Hamburg as they won three of four games. It began with a 4-3 loss to Conrad Weiser. The Scouts scored twice in the first inning and never surendered the lead.
Tyler Seidel had two hits for the Hawks and Ryan Atkinson had a double. Joey Cominsky was the losing pitcher, fanning 11 Scout batters.
On May 1, Hamburg’s Alex Cooper pitched a two-hit shutout as the Hawks defeated Berks Catholic, 3-0.
Jake Lenkiewicz led the Hamburg offense with a two-run double in the bottom of the third. Brandon Fry had two doubles.
On May 3, Hamburg defeated Lancaster Christian in a non-league game, 6-5. Cominsky ripped two home runs and Fry hit one.
Austin Bashore was the winning pitcher.
On May 6, Hamburg broke open a close game with a three-run fourth, then put the game away with four in the seventh on its way to a 9-2 victory over Schuylkill Valley.
Bashore was the winning pitcher, fanning 14 Panther batters. Cominsky had a single, triple, one RBI and two runs scored. Lenkiewicz added a single and a double.
Softball
The Hamburg High School softball team
On May 1, the Lady Hawks broke a 4-4 tie with three runs in the top of the fourth and held on to a 7-4 victory. Tara Klee led the way for Hamburg with a two-run homer and two runs scored. She was also the winning pitcher.
Chyanne Lesher scored a pair of runs.
The next day the Hawks traveled to Berks Catholic and came home with a 14-4 win. Ashtyn Epting led the Hamburg offense with three hits, five RBIs and two runs scored. Klee added two hits, three runs scored and one RBI.
Klee was also the winning pitcher, fanning five Berks Catholic batters.
On May 3, the Lady Hawks took the Wilson Bulldogs to extra innings, but lost in the end, 6-5.
Klee had three hits for the Hawks, including a home run and two doubles. She scored three times and drive in two.
On May 6, Hamburg scored two times in the third and never surrendered the lead as they defeated Schuylkill Valley, 3-1. Adele Kine had two hits for Hamburg and Klee was the winning pitcher, allowing just five Panther hits.
Boys’ Track
The Hamburg High School boys’ track team defeated Kutztown on April 30, 105-41.
Dominic Trump led the way for Hamburg with three individual victories. Trump was first in the 100 (11.97 seconds), 200 (23.71 seconds) and 400 (54.62).
Cody Miller was a double winner for Hamburg, taking first in the discus (139’-7”) and the javelin (153’-8”).
Also winning for Hamburg were: Josh Kisha, triple jump (37’-1 1/4”); Pat Barter, high jump (5’-8”); and Matt Moyer, pole vault (8’-6”).
Also winning for Hamburg was the 400 free relay team of Barter, Aaron Nelson, Josh Bricker nad Zach Loeb (48.71 seconds); the 1,600 relay team of Price, Moyer, Kisha and Trump (3:51.44); and the 3,200 relay team of Alex Moquin, Josh Peters, Loeb and Moyer.
Girls’ Track
The Hamburg High School girls’ track team improved to 4-2 April 30 with a 106-44 victory over Kutztown.
Kali Helpner led the way for Hamburg with victories in the long jump (14’-11 3/4”), triple jump (32’-2”) and pole vault (10’-0”).
Brandi Boyer and Megan Lesher were double winners for Hamburg. Boyer won the 100 (13.78 seconds) and the 200 (28.71 seconds); while Lesher was first in the 100 hurdles (17.01 seconds) and the high jump (5’-0”).
Also winning for Hamburg were: Tori Dietrich, 200 (28.71 seconds); Olivia Essig, 800 (2:41.12); Alicia Pursell, 1,600 (6:06.42); and Morgan Dunmore, 300 hurdles (54.65 seconds).
Also winning for Hamburg was the 400 relay team of Boyer, April Stafford, Karlie Heistand and Dietrich (54.78 seconds); and the 3,200 relay team of Pursell, Dietrich, Stafford and Heistand (9:57.6).
Schuylkill Valley
Baseball
The Schuylkill Valley High School baseball team closed out the season with three losses. The Panthers were 0-10 in the Berks League and 0-18 overall.
Twin Valley blanked the Panthers, 16-0 on April 30, then the following day the Panthers lost to Fleetwood, 10-0. In the loss to Twin Valley, Kyle Beissel and Pat Herbert each had doubles for Schuylkill Valley.
In the final game of the season, Schuylkill Valley lost to Hamburg, 9-2. Tanner Mish had a single and a double for the Panthers.
Softball
The Schuylkill Valley High School softball team closed out the regular season last week with three losses and one win. The Lady Panthers finished in a tie for second place with Hamburg with identical 6-4 records. But thanks to power ratings, Schuylkill Valley still qualified for the playoffs.
On April 30, the Panthers were defeated by Twin Valley, 2-1 in 10 innings.
The following day, the Panthers lost another one run game, this time to Fleewood, 3-2. The Panthers took a 2-0 lead with a run in the second and one more in the third. But Fleetwood plated three runs in the top of the fourth to take the lead for good.
Abby Yenser had two hits for the Panthers while Abby Boyer and Kylie Johns each had one RBI.
Ashley Rice took the mound loss.
On May 3, it was another one-run game for Schuylkill Valley. But this time, the Panthers were the one on top as they edged Muhlenberg, 2-1.
Boyer was the winning pitcher, fanning nine Muhlenberg batters. Johns drove in one of the runs for the Panthers.
On May 6, the Panthers were defeated by Hamburg, 3-1. Two runs in the bottom of the third gave the Hawks all they would need to win, although they added an insurance run in the fifth.
Boyer was the hard-luck losing pitcher, allowing just two hits. She helped her own cause with two hits and King added a single and a double.
Boys’ Volleyball
The Schuylkill Valley High School boys’ volleyball team split a pair of matches last week and are now 9-1 in the Berks League and 13-2 overall.
On May 1, the Panthers lost to Fleetwood , 3-2 (11-25, 25-22, 25-21, 16-25, 15-11).
Mitch Strobel led the way for Schuylkill Valley with 14 kills and eight blocks. Frank Melvin added 12 kills and two blocks.
On May 2, the Panthers blanked Kutztown, 3-0 (25-12, 25-18, 25-10). Strobel led the way again for the Panthers with 17 kills and two aces.
Melvin helped the cause with 11 kills, four digs and two aces, while Andrew Lash added 32 assists, four digs and three aces.
Schuylkill Valley won the junior varsity match, 2-0.
Boys’ Track
The Schuylkill Valley High School boys’ track team remained unbeaten in Berks League action after defeating Oley Valley on April 30, 97-53.
Eryk Ceranowski, Jared Horne and Greg Johnson were all double winners for the Panthers. Ceranowski was first in the 100 (11.19 seconds) and the 200 (23.03 seconds); Johnson won the triple jump (43’-5”) and the long jump (20’-6”); and Horne was first in the 110 hurdles (14.96) and the high jump (6’-2”).
Also winning for the Panthers were: Dakota Sausser, 400 (53.15 seconds); Glen Heck, 1,600 (4:48); Reese Salen, 300 hurdles (44.47 seconds); Jason Coon, shot put (58’-9 1/2”); and Evan Arnott, discus (187’-10”).
Also winning for Schuylkill Valley was the 400 relay team of Ceranowski, Horne, Strobel and Johnson (44.31 seconds); the 1,600 relay team of Kyle Kochel, Salen, Sausser and Strobel (3:43.19); and the 3,200 relay team of Salen, Jake Williams, Chris Yeshulas and Heck (8:48.47).
Girls’ Track
The Schuylkill Valley High School girls’ track team improved to 6-0 in the Berks League after defeating Oley Valley on April 30, 88-62.
Charlotte Winns led the way for the Lady Panthers with three individual victories. She finished first in the shot put (34’-5”), discus (101’-2 3/4”) and javelin (107’-0”).
Also winning for the Panthers were: Keisha Bautista, 100 (12.72 seconds); Jess Thies, 1,600 (5:39); Claire Burkert, 110 hurdles (17.10 seconds) and 300 hurdles (52.63 seconds); Erika Miller, long jump (16’-3 1/2”); and Bre Manzolillo, pole vault (11’-0”).
Tulpehocken
Baseball
The Tulpehocken High School baseball team finished the season last week with a record of 6-4 which placed them in third place in Division 3. Because of the power rating, the Trojans were unable to qualify for the playoffs.
The Trojans lost two of three games last week, including an 8-0 loss to Oley Valley. The Lynx opened up a close game with six runs in the top of the fifth. Aaron Schneck was the losing pitcher.
On May 2, Tulphehocken suffered an 8-1 loss to Conrad Weiser.
On the final day of the regular season, Tulpehocken defeated Wyomissing, 4-1. Dan Louviaux led the way for the Trojans with a single and a double. He was also the winning pitcher, allowing just four hits and fanning nine.
Softball
The Tulpehocken High School softball team fell to 3-6 in the Berks League after losing three games last week. On May 1, the Lady Trojans lost a 10-0 decision to Oley Valley, and lost to Pine Grove on May 6 by the same score.
In a non-league game, Tulpehocken lost to Blue Mountain on May 3, 2-1. Autumn Schiefer had two hits and drove in Tulpehocken’s lone run. Bailee Schies was the hard-luck losing, allowing just two hits and fanned five Blue Mountain batters.
Boys’ Track
The Tulpehocken High School boys’ track team fell to 1-5 in the Berks League after losing to Fleetwood on April 30, 106-41.
Brandon Daub led the way for Tulpehocken with a win in the 100 (11.56 seconds) and the 200 (23.04 seconds).
Also winning for Tulpehocken were: Mitchell Reinhard, 300 hurdles (45.43 seconds); Josh Keener, pole vault (9’-6”); and Dylan Bruogger, long jump (19’-7 1/2”).
Girls’ Track
The Tulpehocken High School girls’ track team fell to 1-5 in the Berks League after losing to Fleetwood April 30, 122-28.
Morgan Firestine was Tulpehocken’s only winner as she finished first in the 800 (2:33.15).