A look back at 2013 in Southern Berks sports

Photo by Lance Mansell The Governor Mifflin High School girls' cross country team won its fourth straight Berks League championship.
Exeter sisters Ali (left) and Sammi Snyder won the Berks County Flight One Doubles Tournament. With them is their coach Abigail Rutt.

We continue our look back at 2013 in local sports.

JULY

The Daniel Boone 10U Inferno went undefeated (4-0) to win the 2013 Pa. District 3 10U Tournament. The outscored their opponents, 26-3, in the tournament.

The Exeter Sr. American Legion baseball team went into championship day needing to win one out of two games to clinch its first Berks League championship in team history. But Twin Valley defeated them twice, relegating the Blue Jays to the runners-up.

Daniel Boone Middle School student Aimee Garcia qualified for the Junior Olympic swimming team.

The Antietam swim team finished fourth at the Kutztown Invitational, while the Maple Springs team was eighth and Shillington was ninth. The Crestwood swim team was 12th.

The Amity swim team also took first in the Berks County Swimming Association’s Silver Championship Meet.

AUGUST

The Shillington swim team captured third place at the Berks County Championships. Antietam was right behind Shillington in fourth place while Maple Springs was ninth and Crestwood 13th.

The Storm 14U softball team finished 17th out of 60 teams at the USSSA 14U Fast-Pitch World Series in Salisbury, Md. The Storm won five of the team’s eight games in the tournament.

SEPTEMBER

Behind some hot scoring by Jason Burns, the Daniel Boone High School boys’ soccer team got off to a 4-2 Berks League start (and 7-3-1 overall).

The Daniel Boone High School girls’ tennis team completed its second season with an impressive overall record of 11-6.

The Daniel Boone High School girls’ cross country team was off to a 9-0 start in Berks League action.

OCTOBER

The Exeter High School girls’ tennis team went to the Berks League championship match where it lost to Wilson, 3-1. The Lady Eagles went on to work their way through the District 3-AAA tournament, but once again lost in the championship match to Manheim Township, 3-0.

The Exeter tennis doubles team of Ali and Sammi Snyder won the Flight One county doubles championship after defeating Lin Robertson and Andi Eways of Berks Catholic, 6-4, 6-4, in the championship match. They then went on to win the District 3-AAA doubles championship as well, defeating Emily Mann and Emily Murphy of Manheim Township, 6-4, 6-2, in the championship match.

The Governor Mifflin High School girls’ cross country team earned its fourth straight Berks County League championship after taking first place at the championship meet. Hannah Mansell led the Lady Mustangs by finishing second overall. Daniel Boone finished in second place and Exeter finished ninth.

At the District 3 cross country race, Daniel Boone girls’ team finished in fifth. Unfortunately, only the top four teams advanced on to the state meet. Governor Mifflin finished in seventh place.

Both the Governor Mifflin and Exeter boys’ cross country teams qualified for the District 3 meet, with the Mustangs finishing tied for 14th place, and Exeter finishing in a tie for 25th place.

NOVEMBER

With a 41-24 upset victory over Central York, the Exeter High School football team earned its first District 3 victory in school history. The Eagles were seeded 12th in the tournament, but had no problem getting by the fifth-seeded team from Central York. The following week the Eagles ended their season with a 28-0 loss to Lower Dauphin. Exeter finished the season with an overall record of 9-3.

The Governor Mifflin High School football team qualified for the district playoffs as well, but the Mustangs were defeated in the opening round by Central Dauphin East, 22-20. The Mustangs completed their season with an overall record of 8-3.

A trio of area runners competed in the PIAA Cross Country Championship Run held at the Parkview Course in Hershey. Kelly Moyer of Governor Mifflin finished in 70th place, while Daniel Boone’s Sophia Guglielmi took 73rd place and Alex Santora was 84th.

Maple Grove Raceway announced that it would continue to host the Auto Plus NHRA Nationals through the 2019 season.

DECEMBER

The Exeter High School girls’ basketball team earned its first Berks League victory since the 2009-10 season. The Lady Eagles got off to a 5-1 start to the season.

Daniel Boone’s Ethan Resh came as close as you can get to bowling a 300 game. He bowled a 299 in Boone’s 3-0 victory over Berks Catholic on Dec. 16.

About the Author

Ric Webb is the sports editor for Berks-Mont Newspapers. Reach the author at edwebb@berksmontnews.com or follow Ric on Twitter: @berksmontsports.