This week's high school sports wrap-ups

Photo by Aimee Herbert Exeter's Luis Arndt plays some tight defense in a recent game. The Eagles are 2-0 in the Berks League and 5-1 overall.
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 split a pair of games last week and the Blazers now own a Berks League record of 0-1, and an overall mark of 4-2.

On Dec. 20, the Blazers opened the Berks League season with a game at Division 1 rival Exeter. The game was close most of the way but a strong fourth quarter gave the Eagles a 53-42 victory.

Down by six at halftime, 23-17, the Blazers cut the lead to one after three quarters when they outscored the Eagles in the third quarter, 16-11. But Exeter had its best offensive quarter of the night when they outscored Boone in the fourth, 19-9.

Paul Galanti led the Daniel Boone offense with 15 points in the contest, including a trio of three-pointers. Keyon McCutchen netted 11 points while Dan Downs canned six and Kenny Worthington had five.

On Dec. 23, the Blazers played host to Phoenixville in a non-league contest. Thanks to a big fourth quarter, Daniel Boone was able to pull out a 57-45 victory.

Phoenixville jumped out to a 19-8 lead. Daniel Boone cut the lead to eight by halftime, then cut it to five after three quarters. The Blazers then outscored the Phantoms in the fourth quarter, 26-9, to tally the victory.

Downs was the high scorer for Daniel Boone with 17 points in the contest. Worthington and Cedric Mann scored nine points apiece, while Galanti and Levon Kelsey each had six points.

Girls’ Basketball

The Daniel Boone High School girls’ basketball team dropped a pair of games last week and the Lady Blazers are 0-2 in the Berks League and 2-5 overall.

Daniel Boone began the week at home against Exeter. The Lady Eagles used a strong first half to defeat Boone, 42-23.

Exeter jumped out to a 16-6 lead after one quarter, then increased the lead to 20 by halftime, 30-10. Daniel Boone was unable to make up the distance in the second half.

Taylor Keys led the Daniel Boone offense with 11 points in the game. Kelly McGreal scored six while Alyssa Garner, Kaitlyn Keeley and Shelby Vanderslice all scored two points.

On Dec. 21, the Lady Blazers were at home again, this time against non-league opponent North Schuylkill. Daniel Boone was unable to stay with its guests in this game as North Schuylkill won, 63-27.

North Schuylkill took control of the game early, outscoring Daniel Boone in the first quarter, 20-8. They increased the advantage to 21 by halftime, then put the game away in the third quarter by outscoring Boone, 16-6.

Keys and Vanderslice led the way for the Boone girls with 10 points apiece. Garner netted four points and Julia Bookwalter scored two.

Boys’ Bowlinbg

The Daniel Boone High School boys’ bowling team improved to 7-5 in the Berks League after defeating Wilson on Dec. 19, 2-1.

Austin Kerper led the way for Daniel Boone with a three-game series of 695. Alex Blood bowled a 686 series and Ethan Resh bowled a 657.

Girls’ Bowling

The Daniel Boone High School girls’ bowling team fell to 3-9 in the Berks League after falling to Wilson on Dec. 19, 3-0.

Daniel Boone was led by Lauren Haag who bowled a three-game series of 486. Jamie Manarde chipped in with a 450 series.

Exeter

Boys’ Basketball

The Exeter High School boys’ basketball team improved to 2-0 in the Berks League and 5-1 overall after winning a pair of games last week.

On Dec. 20, the Eagles opened the Berks League season up with a home game against Daniel Boone. The game was close most of the way but a strong fourth quarter gave the Eagles a 53-42 victory.

Down by six at halftime, 23-17, the Blazers cut the lead to one after three quarters when they outscored the Eagles in the third quarter, 16-11. But Exeter had its best offensive quarter of the night when they outscored Boone in the fourth, 19-9.

Michal Menet paced the Exeter offense with 15 points in the contest. Dan Garcia Jr. and Taylor Trojanowski each netted 10 points and Brett Gilbert had eight.

On Dec. 23, the Eagles remained at home for another Berks League contest, this time against Governor Mifflin. The Eagles used a big first quarter to defeat the Mustangs, 54-27.

The Eagles were all over Mifflin in the beginning, jumping out to a 23-4 lead after one quarter. They increased the lead to 20 by halftime, then put the game away in the third quarter, outscoring Mifflin, 17-6.

Menet was the top scorer once again for Exeter, pouring in 18 points in the game. Gilbert canned 11, including three three-pointers, while Drew Churchill and Garcia Jr. each scored seven points.

Girls’ Basketball

The Exeter High School girls’ basketball team continued its great start last week by winning two of three games, including its first league win since the 2009-10 season. The Lady Eagles are 1-1 in Berks League action, and 6-1 overall.

The Lady Eagles began the week with a road game at Daniel Boone on Dec. 19. The Lady Eagles used a strong first half to defeat Boone, 42-23.

Exeter jumped out to a 16-6 lead after one quarter, then increased the lead to 20 by halftime, 30-10. Daniel Boone was unable to make up the distance in the second half.

Ali Snyder led the Exeter offense with 14 points in the contest, while Jennifer Eck netted 11 and Katye Johnson added seven. Janai Cintron chipped in with four points.

On Dec. 20, the Lady Eagles traveled to Shillington to take on Governor Mifflin. Despite a slow start, the Lady Mustangs were able to hand Exeter it’s first loss of the season, 47-37.

It was Exeter that took the early lead, outscoring Mifflin in the first quarter, 17-7. But Governor Mifflin came right back in the second quarter, outscoring Exeter 14-0 and taking a 22-17 lead. The Mustangs also outscored the Eagles in the third quarter, 13-9, and the fourth, 12-11.

Katye Johnson led the Exeter offense with 14 points in the contest. Cintron netted eight and Eck scored six. Snyder added five points and Abby Mengel scored four.

On Dec. 23, the Lady Eagles got back on the winning track when they played host to Wyomissing. Exeter had very little trouble with the Spartans as the Eagles won the game, 47-21.

Exeter jumped out to a 12-5 lead after one quarter, then increased the lead to 20 by halftime, 27-7. The Lady Eagles put the game away in the third quarter, outscoring Wyomissing, 14-6.

Snyder was the leading scorer for Exeter with 16 points in the game. Eck netted 10 points and Johnson scored six.

Wrestling

The Exeter High School wrestling team went 5-0 in the Exeter Blue & White Duals on December 21 to win the tournament championship. The Eagles defeated Downingtown West in the championship match, 33-30.

Scott Baker, Austin DeSantis, Ethan Stever, Evan McGarry and Brett Kulp were all a perfect 5-0 in the tournament.

Boys’ Swimming

The Exeter High School boys’ swimming team improved to 1-1 in the league and 2-1 overall after defeating Wyomissing on Dec. 19, 108-62.

Logan Winchester, Trent Groff and Oliver Knabb led the way for Exeter with two individual victories apiece. Winchester was first in the 200 free (1:53.05) and the 500 free (5:09.50); Groff won the 50 free (22.49) and the 100 back (58.67); and Knabb won the 100 fly (56.43) and the 100 breast (1:03.13).

Also winning individual events for Exeter was Danny Leskowicz who was first in the 100 free (51.32).

Also winning for Exeter was the 200 medley relay team of Matt Feryo, Knabb, Groff and Leskowicz (1:45.58); the 200 free relay team of Winchester, Jacob Smith, Daniel Fedorovsky and Knabb (1:38.30); and the 400 free relay team of Leskowicz, Feryo, Winchester and Groff (3:31.14).

Girls’ Swimming

The Exeter High School girls’ swimming team improved to 1-1 in the league and 2-1 overall after defeating Wyomissing on Dec. 19, 110-59.

Elizabeth Chemey led the way for Exeter with a pair of individual victories. Chemey was first in the 500 free (5:41.87) and first in the 100 back (1:01.35).

Also winning individual events for the Eagles were: Laura Wachowicz, 200 free (2:17.06); Sydney Gundersen, 50 free (25.97); Lexie Gundersen, 100 free (59.62); and Elli Machado, 100 breast (1:13.59).

Also winning for Exeter was the 200 medley relay team of Chemey, Machado, Sydney Gundersen and Wachowicz (1:56.19); the 200 free relay team of (Lexi Scheifley, Lexi Gundersen, Jazzmyn Brown and Danielle Walter (1:55.47); and the 400 free relay team of Sydney Gundersen Machado, Wachowicz and Chemey (4:01.66).

Boys’ Bowling

The Exeter High School boys’ bowling team is standing alone in first place with a 10-2 record after defeating Muhlenberg on Dec. 19, 3-0.

Evan Johnson led the way for Exeter with a three-game series of 624. Colin Flohr bowled a 622 series and Brian Weiss a 602.

Girls’ Bowling

The Exeter High School girls’ bowling team improved to 8-4 in the Berks League after defeating Muhlenberg on Dec. 19, 2-1.

Danielle Chernesky led the way for Exeter with a three-game series of 601. Courntey Mayer bowled a 585 series and Amanda Zappacosta a 512.

Governor Mifflin

Boys’ Basketball

The Governor Mifflin High School boys’ basketball team lost two of three games last week. The Mustangs are 0-2 in Berks League play and 2-5 overall.

On Dec. 20, the Mustangs traveled to Reading for their Berks League opener. The Mustangs stayed with the Red Knights throughout the game, but fell short in the end, 72-62.

Reading jumped out to a 19-13 lead after one quarter, then doubled the advantage to points at halftime, 38-26. Mifflin cut the lead to nine after three quarters, but could not complete the comeback.

Reid Hoff led the Governor Mifflin offense with 21 points in the contest, including three three-point buckets. Steven Rodriguez was right behind him with 19 points. Trystan Ovid had six points and Austin Peters had five.

On Dec. 21, the Mustangs traveled to Topton to take on Brandywine Heights in a non-league contest. The Mustangs had little trouble defeating the Bullets, 75-53.

Governor Mifflin jumped out to a 21-10 lead after one quarter, then expanded the lead to 19 by halftime, 38-19. The Bullets could not recover from the deficit.

Hoff was the high scorer once again for the Mustangs with 29 points, including five three-point buckets. Stevan Rodriguez netted 12 points while Brandon Rodriguez scored eight points and Peters canned seven.

On Dec. 23, the Mustangs traveled to Exeter for another Berks Leagug battle. The Eagles used a big first quarter to defeat the Mustangs, 54-27.

The Eagles were all over Mifflin in the beginning, jumping out to a 23-4 lead after one quarter. They increased the lead to 20 by halftime, then put the game away in the third quarter, outscoring Mifflin, 17-6.

Stevan Rodriguez paced the Mifflin offense once again with nine points in the contest. Jacob Klahr netted six points and Brandon Rodriguez added four.

Girls’ Basketball

The Governor Mifflin High School girls’ basketball team got the Berks League season underway last week with a pair of victories. The Lady Mustangs are 2-0 in league play and 3-2 overall.

On Dec. 19, Governor Mifflin played host to Reading. Thanks in part to a big second quarter, the Lady Mustangs defeated their guests, 59-40.

Reading held a 12-11 lead after one quarter, but Mifflin took off in the second quarter, outscoring the Red Knights in the period, 21-4.

Madison Koehler led the Governor Mifflin offense with 19 points in the contest. Jennifer Martin and Melissa Martin each poured in 12 points while Kylie Herman added nine.

On Dec. 20, the Mustangs were at home again, this time to take on Exeter. Despite a slow start, the Lady Mustangs were able to hand Exeter it’s first loss of the season, 47-37.

It was Exeter that took the early lead, outscoring Mifflin in the first quarter, 17-7. But Governor Mifflin came right back in the second quarter, outscoring Exeter 14-0 and taking a 22-17 lead. The Mustangs also outscored the Eagles in the third quarter, 13-9, and the fourth, 12-11.

Jennifer Martin scored 17 points to lead the Lady Mustangs, while Herman scored nine, Carla Santarelli had eight, and Melissa Martin scored seven.

Boys’ Swimming

The Governor Mifflin High School boys’ swimming team improved to 3-0 on the season after defeating Spring-Ford on Dec. 20, 118-52.

Sterg Dikos and Owen Hanna were both double winners for the Mustangs. Dikos won the 200 free (1:45.62) and the 100 fly (52.15); and Hanna won the 50 free (22.70) and the 100 free (50.08).

Also winning for Governor Mifflin was Mike Novotney, 500 free (5:15.91); and Kyle McElroy, 100 back (59.17).

Also winning for the Mustangs was the 200 meter relay team of Riley Mangan, McElroy, Parker Reinoehl and Evan Barbon (1:45.39); the 200 free relay team of Dikos, Hanna, Barbon and John Kersikowski (1:32.35); and the 400 free relay team of Dikos, Hannah, Novotney and McElroy (3:28.38).