The Hamburg High School boys’ basketball team opened the season by hosting the Hamburg Tip-Off Tournament, Dec. 6 and 7.
The Hawks began the tournament with a game against Bloomsburg. It was a rough first half for the Hawks as they were down by 25 at halftime, and lost the game, 64-39.
Bloomsburg led after one quarter, 15-6, then outscored the Hawks in the second quarter, 20-4.
Josh Kida was the high scorer for Hamburg with 12 points in the game. Patrick Barter was right behind hi with 11 poits. Daniel Fink chipped in with eight.
The loss sent the Hawks to the consolation game on Saturday, where to took on Manheim Central. Hamburg was unable to stay with their guests as Manheim Central won the game, 70-31.
The visitors got off to a big start, outscoring the Hawks in the first quarter, 29-9, and in the second, 20-4.
Barter was the high scorer for the locals with 14 points in the contest. Kida netted six points and Fink had three.
The Hamburg High School girls’ basketball team got the season underway by finishing third in the Hamburg Tip-Off Tournament.
On Dec. 6, Hamburg opened the tournament with a 58-33 loss to Cocalico. Taking control of the game early, Cocalico outscored Hamburg in the first quarter, 20-7, then expanded the lead to 15 by halftime, 29-14.
Kassidy Lesher and Hannah Schoenly led the Hamburg offense with 14 points, while Sydney Lesher scored the Hawks’ other five points.
The loss sent the Lady Hawks to the loser’s bracket on Dec. 7 where they took on Wyomissing. Thanks in part to a big third quarter, Hamburg was able to win the gmae, 51-30.
The Lady Hawks led by one after one quarter, 11-10, then increased the lead to seven by halftime, 21-14. Hamburg put the game away in the third quarter, outscoring the Spartans, 24-6.
Sydney Lesher paced the Hamburg offense with 18 points in the contest. Kassidy Lesher netted 15 points and Hannah Schoenly added nine.
The Schuylkill Valley High School boys’ basketball team got the season underway with a pair off losses.
On Dec. 7, the Panthers lost their opener to Oley Valley, 46-43.
The Lynx jumped out to an 18-14 lead after one quarter, 18-14, and led by halftime, 26-22. They took control of the game in the third quarter, outscoring the Panthers, 12-9.
Evan Hargrave paced the Schuylkill Valley offense with 19 points. Conner Sausser had eight points while Yvenson and Aubourg and Jacob Stahl each had six points.
On Monday, Dec. 9, the Panthers traveled to Blue Mountain for another non-league contest. The Eagles scored 37 first half points and cruised to a 75-36 victory over the Panthers.
Blue Mountain jumped out to a 22-13 lead after one quarter, then expanded the advantage to 18 by halftime, 37-19. They put the game away by outscoring the Panthers in the third quarter, 20-11.
Aaron Schlegel led the Schuylkill Valley offense with 14 points. Hargrave netted 12 points and Matt Cieniewicz canned four.
The Schuylkill Valley High School girls’ basketball team opened the season by winning two of three games, including a third place finish in the Oley Valley Tip-Off Tournament.
On Friday, Dec. 6, the Lady Panthers traveled to Oley Valley. The Lady Lynx got off to a good start and went on to top the Panthers, 47-26.
The Lady Lynx jumped out to an 18-5 lead after one quarter, then increased the lead to 16 by halftime, 29-13. The Lynx put the game away in the third quarter by outscoring Oley, 14-3.
Madison Zimmerman led the way for the Lady Panthers with 14 points in the game. Lauren McEwen netted eight points and Emily Hepner added four.
In the consolation game, Schuylkill Valley took on New Hope Academy. This time things went well for the Panthers as they won the game, 54-22.
Schuylkill Valley jumped out to a 19-4 lead after one quarter. They upped the lead to 19 by halftime, then put the game away by outscoring New Hope, 18-7.
Zimmerman led the Panther offense again with 17 points. Lauren McEwen added 12 points and Jill Deiley scored 10. Hepner added nine points.
On Dec. 5, the Panthers played host to Pine Grove in another non-league game. The locals jumped out to a big lead, then held on for a 54-53 victory.
The Lady Panthers took a 13-9 lead after one quarter, then upped the lead to 13 points by halftime, 32-19. Pine Grove came back to make it exciting at the end of the game, but the Panthers held them off.
Hepner was high scorer for Schuylkill Valley with 16 points. McEwen netted 15 and Zimmerman added 12.
The Schuylkill Valley High School boys’ basketball team opened the season on Dec. 6 with an 94-89 loss to Lancaster Catholic.
Winning individual events for the Panthers were: Matt Griesemer, 50 free (24.56 seconds); Jake Raudenbush, diving (188.55); Nick Leidy, 500 free (5:36.72); Charlie Pletz, 100 back (59.80); and Luke Raudenbush, 100 breast (1:05.96).
Also winning for Schuylkill Valley was the 200 medley relay team of Pletz, Luke Raudenbush, Leidy and Matt Orlando (1:46.48); and the 200 free relay team of Luke Raudenbush, Orlando, Ben Moody and Griesemer (1:42.82).
The Schuylkill Valley High School girls’ swimming team opened the season with a 128-52 victory over Lancaster Catholic.
Earning individual victories for the Lady Panthers were: Rachel Rehrig, 200 individual medley (2:25.66); Lexi Glassmire, 50 free (25.58) and the 100 free (57.06); Maddy Brzostek, diving (141.35); Mikala Persky, 100 fly (1:06.55); Sarah Strause, 100 back (1:07.65); and Maddie McDevitt, 100 breast (1:13.61).
Also winning for the Panthers were: the 200 medley relay team of Persky, McDevitt, Glassmire and Strause (1:59.51); the 200 free relay team of Persky, Rehrig, Daisy Grace and Val Yoder (1:49.53); and the 400 free relay team of Grace Glassmire, Strause and Rehrig (3:59.78).
The Tulpehocken High School boys’ basketball team opened the season with a trio of victories, including a first place finish in the Tulpehocken Tip-Off Tournament.
On Friday, Dec. 6, the Trojans opened the tournament with a 50-29 victory over Susquenita.
With an 8-5 lead after one quarter, the Trojans extended the lead to 10 by halftime, 22-12. They put the game away in the third quarter, outscoring Susquenita, 12-6.
Joe Olkusz led the Trojan offense with 14 points in the game. Isaiah Bewley netted eight points, while Noah Carles scored seven and Dwayne Bryant had six.
In the championship game, the Trojans used a big second quarter to defeat Upper Dauphin, 49-36. Upper Dauphin held a 14-9 lead after one quarter, but Tulpehocken came back, outscoring their opponents in the second quarter, 12-5, and the third quarter, 9-3.
Olkusz led the Tulpehocken offense with 18 points in the game. Robert Ekvall scored 12 points and Noah Carles added seven.
On Dec. 9, the Trojans topped Lititz in a non-league game, 52-39.
Tulpehocken jumped out to a 14-9 lead after one quarter, then improved the advantage to 10 by halftime, 29-19.
Olkusz led the Tulpy offense with 17 points, while Ekvall scored 16 and Bryan Mellen had eight.
The Tulpehocken High School girls’ basketball team opened the season by dropping two of three games.
The Lady Trojans got things started at home against Exeter on Dec. 6. Thanks to strong second and third quarters, Exeter defeated the locals, 39-25.
Tulpehocken led after one quarter, 8-7, but Exeter came back by outscoring the Lady Trojans in the second quarter, 11-5, and the third, 15-7.
Leading the Tulpehocken offense was Darian Gordon with eight points in the contest. Taylor Boyer and Jamie Fisher each had six points.
On Dec. 7, the Trojans lost to Conrad Weiser, 32-26. Boyer scored 18 points to lead the Tulpy offense.
On Monday, Dec. 9, Tulpehocken earned its first victory of the season, defeating Lititz Christian, 43-11.
Tulpehocken took control of the game early, outscoring their guests, 17-2, then extending the lead to 25 by halftime, 29-4.
Hannah Zerbe led the offense with 17 points for Tulpehocken. Brooke Boyer scored eight points while Jamie Fisher and Victoria Stump each had five points.