This week's high school sports wrap-ups

Photo by Aimee Herbert Exeter's Taylor Trojanowski defends the Twin Valley player during a recent boys' basketball game.
Photo by Aimee Herbert Exeter's Ty Rohrbach tries to work his way around the Twin Valley defender.

Daniel Boone

Boys’ Basketball

The Daniel Boone High School boys’ basketball team improved to 3-1 overall this season after winning a pair of non-league games last week.

The Blazers began with a home game against Pottsgrove on Dec. 12. Boone had little trouble with the Falcons as the Blazers won the game, 59-36.

Daniel Boone jumped out to a 12-6 lead after one quarter, then increased the lead to 21 by halftime, 33-12. Boone put the game away by outscoring Pottsgrove in the third quarter, 18-5.

The Blazers were led by Dan Downs who scored 13 points in the contest. Steven Sievers scored 12 points (including three three-point buckets) and Kenny Worthington netted 10. Cedric Mann added eight points.

On Dec. 18 the Blazers remained at home, this time to take on Twin Valley. A strong third quarter helped the Blazers to a 63-44 win.

Daniel Boone held as slim 24-23 halftime lead, but opened things up in the third quarter by outscoring the Raiders, 20-11. Boone also outscored Twin Valley in the fourth quarter, 19-10.

Worthington was the top scorer for Boone with 20 points. Douglas Schilling and Downs each scored 10 points for the winners and Paul Galanti added eight.

Girls’ Basketball

The Daniel Boone High School girls’ basketball team split a pair of games last week and are 0-1 in the Berks League and 2-3 overall.

On Dec. 13, the Lady Blazers traveled to York County Day School for a non-league game. A strong second quarter led Boone to a 51-40 victory.

With the scored tied at 13-13 after one quarter, Daniel Boone outscored York in the second quarter, 13-5. The hosts were unable to pull off a second half comeback.

Kaitlyn Keeley had a big game for Boone, scoring 25 points. Shelby Vanderslice and Alayna Roesner each scored six points and Taylor Keys added five.

On Dec. 18, the Lady Blazers opened the Berks League season with a road game at Muhlenberg. The Muhls held Boone to just 10 points after three periods and went on to defeat the Lady Blazers, 39-23.

Muhlenberg jumped out to a 15-5 lead after one quarter, then expanded the advantage to 14 by halftime, 24-10. The Muhls put the game away in the third quarter, blanking the Blazers, 8-0.

Keys was the high scorer for Boone with eight points. Vanderslice scored seven and Kelly McGreal scored four.

Wrestling

The Daniel Boone High School wrestling team fell to 1-1 in the Berks League and 2-5 overall after losing a league match to Wilson on Dec. 18, 52-21.

Earning pins for the Blazers were: Owen Powell (120), 3:56; and Connor Spalding (106), 2:48.

Shayne Bookwalter (170) earned an 8-3 decision for Boone while Kurt Gheer (285) won by forfeit.

Boys’ Bowling

The Daniel Boone High School boys’ bowling team improved to 5-4 in the Berks League after defeating Berks Catholic on Dec. 16, 3-0.

Ethan Resh led the way for Boone with a three-game series of 713, including a near miss 299 in the first game. Austin Kerper bowled a 660 series and Alex Blood a 583.

Girls’ Bowling

The Daniel Boone High School girls’ bowling team improved to 3-6 on Dec. 16 when they blanked Berks Catholic, 3-0.

Boone was led by Marissa Christiana who bowled a three-game series of 439. Jamie Menarde bowled a 439 and Jessica Pflugler added a 415.

Exeter

Boys’ Basketball

The Exeter High School boys’ basketball team improved to 3-1 overall after winning a pair of games last week.

The Eagles began with a road game at Ephrata. This turned into an offensive affair, but the Eagles came out on top, 65-56.

Exeter had a slim 17-16 lead after one quarter, then led at halftime, 31-27. The Eagles pulled away in the third quarter, outscoring Ephrata, 16-5.

Michal Menet paced the Exeter offense with 16 points in the contest. Dan Garcia scored 12 points and Taylor Trojanowski added 11. Brett Gilbert scored eight points.

On Dec. 13, Exeter was home to take on Twin Valley in another non-league game. The Eagles had little trouble taking care of the Raiders, winning the game, 50-34.

Exeter held a 19-10 lead after one quarter, then upped the lead to 11 by halftime, 32-21. They put the game away in the third quarter, outscoring Twin Valley, 50-34.

Garcia led the way with 22 points in the game for Exeter. Trojanowski netted eight while Luis Arndt and Drew Churchill each canned five.

Girls’ Basketball

The Exeter High School girls’ basketball team improved to 4-0 after defeating Twin Valley on Dec. 13, 47-30.

Exeter jumped out to a 17-8 lead after one quarter, and upped the lead to 10 by halftime, 27-17. The Lady Eagles pulled away in the fourth quarter, outscoring the Raiders, 13-5.

Tearah Burden and Katye Johnson each had 10 points for Exeter while Jennifer Eck scored nine and Janai Cintron had seven. Abby Mengel added six and Ali Snyder had five.

Wrestling

The Exeter High School wrestling team improved to 2-0 in the Berks League after defeating Governor Mifflin on Dec. 18, 34-25.

Brett Kulp (106) earned Exeter’s lone pin of the night in 45 seconds.

Winning by decisions for Exeter were: Tristan Watts (126), 14-4; Trey Harkness (132), 5-4; Scott Baker (145), 10-4; Ethan Stever (152), 11-3; Andrew Bennett (160), 6-4.; Scott Schaeffer (182), 14-5; Austin DeSantis (113), 9-3; and Tyler Bagoly (120), 9-1.

Boys Swimming

The Exeter High School boys’ swimming team got the season underway with a pair of losses last week.

The Eagles began with a 100-81 non-league loss to Pottsville.

Trent Groff and Matt Feryo led the way for Exeter with two individual victories apiece. Groff won the 200 free (1:54.17) and the 500 free (5:19.07); while Feryo was first in the 200 individual medley (2:22.16) and the 100 back (1:03.21).

Also winning for Exeter was the 200 free relay team of Groff, Zach Griffith, Dan Fedorovsky and Max Hissick (1:39.40); and the 400 free relay team of Groff, Griffith, Feryo and Hissick (3:39.71).

On Dec. 18, Exeter was defeated by Muhlenberg, 108-75.

Oliver Knabb led the way for Exeter with two individual wins. He was first in the 200 individual medley (2:02.02) and the 100 breast (1:01.07).

Logan Winchester won the 500 free for Exeter in a time of 5:08.41, while Nick Tomczyk won the diving competition with 236.15 points.

Also winning for Exeter was the 200 free relay team of Danny Leskowicz, Knabb, Dan Fedorovsky and Groff (1:33.55).

Girls’ Swimming

The Exeter High School girls’ swimming team opened the season with a win and a loss.

On Dec. 12, Exeter defeated Pottsville, 119-61.

Elli Machado, Elizabeth Chemey, Lexi Gundersen and Sydney Gundersen were all double winners for Exeter. Machado won the 200 free (2:13.26) and the 100 breast (1:11.27); Chemey won the 200 individual medley (2:24.16) and the 100 back (1:01.06); Lexi Gundersen won the 100 free (1:00.98) and the 500 free (6:16.46); and Sydney Gundersen won the 50 free (25.80) and the 100 fly (1:02.77).

Also winning individual events for the Lady Eagles was Morgan Miskovitz in diving (209.85 points).

Also winning for Exeter was the 200 medley relay team of Chemey, Machado, Sydney Gundersen and Lexi Gundersen (1:56.13); the 200 free relay team of Cierra Bard, Jazzmyn Brown, Callista O’Brien and Laura Wachowicz (1:54.58); and the 400 free relay team of Sydney Gundersen, Chemey, Wachowicz and Machado (4:06.57).

On Dec. 18, the Lady Eagles lost to Muhlenberg, 111-74.

Exeter was led by Machado who won the 100 fly (1:08.11) and the 100 breast (1:12.30)

Also winning individual events for Exeter were: Sydney Gundersen, 200 individual medley (2:20.29); Miskovitz, diving (212:45 points); Chemey, 100 back (1:00.29).

Also winning for Exeter was the 200 medley relay team of Chemey, Machado, Sydney Gundersen and Wachowicz (1:55.25).

Boys’ Bowling

The Exeter High School boys’ bowling team improved to 7-2 in league play after defeating Twin Valley on Dec. 18, 3-0.

Evan Johnson led the way for Exeter with a three-game series of 676. Mike Kazmierczak bowled a 671 and Brady Diezel a 613.

Girls’ Bowling

The Exeter High School girls’ bowling team fell to 6-3 in the Berks League after losing a 3-0 decision to Twin Valley on Dec. 18.

Amanda Zappacosta was the high roller for Exeter, bowling a three-game series of 590. Danielle Cherneski chipped in with a 492. series.

Governor Mifflin

Boys’ Basketball

The Governor Mifflin High School boys’ basketball team fell to 1-3 on the season after losing a non-league game to Pottsville on Dec. 13, 58-44.

Pottsville jumped out to a 16-6 lead after one quarter, but Mifflin cut the lead to seven by halftime, 26-19. Pottsville put some distance between the two teams in the second half, outscoring the Mustangs in the third quarter, 16-11, and the fourth, 16-14.

Steve Rodriguez led the way for the Governor Mifflin offense with 16 points in the contest. Reid Hoff netted 12 points while Brandon Rodriguez scored seven. Trystan Ovid chipped in with six.

Wrestling

The Governor Mifflin High School wrestling team opened the Berks League season by splitting a pair of matches.

The Mustangs began league play with a 39-33 victory over Twin Valley on Dec. 12.

Winning by pins for Mifflin were: Robert Karmonick (132), 0:57; Dylan Harr (152), 1:01; Carlos Conde (195), 2:21; Jan Johnson (220), 5:55; and Alex Centeno (106), 1:09.

Ben Maack (160) won by a 6-4 decision and Colin Johnson (138) won by a forfeit.

On Dec. 18, the Mustangs lost to Exeter, 34-25. Winning by pins for Mifflin were: Ben Maack (170), 4:20; Jan Johnson (195), 0:32); and Keith Miller (285), 3:30.

Winning by decisions were: Colin Johnson (138), 15-5; and Gibril Toure (220), 5-3.

Boys’ Swimming

The Governor Mifflin High School boys’ swimming team opened the season with a pair of league victories.

On Dec. 12, the Mustangs defeated Wyomissing, 126-44.

Kyle McElroy and Sterg Dikos led the way for Mifflin with two individual victories each. McElroy was first in the 200 individual medley (2:11.11) and the 500 free (5:22.23); Dikos won the 50 free (22.53) and the 100 back (56.47).

Also winning individual events for Governor Mifflin were: Evan Barbon, 200 free (1:54.45); Michael Novotny, 100 fly (58.26); Owen Hanna, 100 free (51.19); Riley Mangan, 100 breast (1:07.76).

Also winning for Mifflin was the 200 medley relay team of John Kerisikoski, McElroy, Dikos and Hanna (1:43.58); 200 free relay team of Parker Reinoehl, Novotny, Dan Kostival and Hanna (1:35.69); and the 400 free relay team of Dikos, Kersikoski, McElroy and Hanna (3:33.31).

On Dec. 18, the Mustangs defeated Schuylkill Valley, 139-47.

Hanna and Dikos were both double winners for the locals. Hanna won the 50 free (23.41) and the 100 free (50.85); while Dikos was first in the 200 individual medley (2:02.02) and the 500 free (4:53.36).

Also winning individual events for Mifflin were: Novotny, 200 free (1:55.32); Jake Raudenbush, diving (181.60 points); Evan Barbon, 100 fly (57.61); Mangan, 100 back (1:02.50); McElroy, 100 breast (1:05.31).

Also winning for Mifflin was the 200 medley relay team of Dikos, McElroy, Reinoehl and Hanna (1:43.37); the 200 free relay team of McElroy, Aaron Anuzewski, Novotny and Barbon (1:35.69); and the 400 free relay team of Hanna, Reinoehl, Novotny and Dikos (3:31.87).

Girls’ Swimming

The Governor Mifflin High School girls’ swim team opened the season with a pair of league wins.

On Dec. 12, Governor Mifflin defeated Wyomissing, 126-39.

Gabriella Johnson led the way for Mifflin with a pair of individual victories. Johnson was first in the 200 individual medley (2:23.91) and the 100 breast (1:13.75).

Also winning individual events for the Lady Mustang were: Neena Gollub, 50 free (26.67); Dayne Martin, 100 fly (1:01.91); Morgan McMahon, 100 free (58.22); Emily Argentati, 500 free (5:48.34); Julia Adams, 100 back (1:08.39).

Also winning for the Lady Mustangs was the 200 medley relay team of McMahon, Johnson, Martin and Allie Mueller (1:57.34); the 200 free relay team of Martin, Adams, Sam Dotterer and Argentati (1:48.01); and the 400 free relay team of Martin, Argentati, Sarah Limanni and Adams (3:58.27).

On Dec. 18, the Mustangs topped Schuylkill Valley, 109-77.

Winning individual events for the Mustangs were: Syelee Doshi, diving (158.90 points); Martin, 100 fly (1:02.07); Adams, 500 free (5:36.96); McMahon, 100 back (1:04.92); and Johnson, 100 breast (1:13.03).

Also winning for Governor Mifflin was the 200 medley relay team of McMahon, Johnson, Martin and Mueller (1:56.77); the 200 free relay team of Mueller, Martin, Gollub and Adams (1:47.98); and the 400 free relay team of Argentati, Adams, McMahon and Johnson (3:55.51).

Boys’ Bowling

The Governor Mifflin High school boys’ bowling team improved to 9-0 in the Berks League after a 3-0 victory over Reading on Dec. 18.

Brian Milkins led the way for Governor Mifflin with a three-game series of 682. Jon Gottschall bowled a 614 and Tanner DeLucia bowled a 612.

Girls’ Bowling

The Governor Mifflin High School girls’ bowling team improved to 4-5 in the Berks League after defeating Reading on Dec. 18, 3-0.

Nicole Stambaugh was the top roller for the Lady Mustangs with a three-game series of 653. Brianna Dreisbach bowled a 636 series and Allyssa Wharton bowled a 608.

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