This week's high school sports wrap-ups

Photo by Ken Johnson Kyle Flannery #(13, Fleetwood) outjumps Hamburgs Pat Barter to begin Jan. 17 contest at Hamburg. Fleetwood won 71 - 31.

Hamburg

Boys’ Basketball

The Hamburg High School boys’ basketball team fell to 0-6 in the Berks League and 3-14 overall after losing three games last week.

The Hawks began the week with a road game at Schuylkill Valley. The Hawks stayed with the Panthers throughout the game, but Schuylkill Valley came out on top, 54-45.

The Panthers held a 17-14 lead after one quarter, then increased the lead to six by halftime, 26-20.

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Josh Kisha led the Hamburg offense with 13 points, while Patrick Barter and Nicholas Schlottman each netted 11 points and Tyler Seidel had five.

On Jam 17, the Hawks came back home to take on Berks League opponent Fleetwood. The Tigers scored 45 first half points on their way to a 71-34 victory over the Hawks.

Fleetwood took control of the game early, taking a 25-9 lead after one period, then extending the lead to 26 by halftime, 45-19. Hamburg could not recover in the second half.

Barter was the high scorer for Hamburg with 17 points. Kisha chipped in with seven points and Logan Adams had three.

On Jan. 18, Hamburg played host to Blue Mountain in a non-league game. Blue Mountain proved to be too much for the Hawks, winning the game, 75-25.

The Eagles led 28-6 after one quarter, and 48-10 by halftime.

Julian Warner, Kisha and Barter all scored six points for Hamburg.

Girls’ Basketball

The Hamburg High School girls’ basketball team won two of three games last week and is now 3-4 in Berks League and 10-7 overall.

The Lady Hawks began the week at home against Schuylkill Valley. Despite a slow start, Hamburg was able to come back and win the game, 40-35.

Schuylkill Valley jumped out to a 13-8 lead after one quarter, then kept the lead at five at halftime, 21-16. But Hamburg outscored the Lady Panthers in the third quarter, 13-8, and the fourth, 11-6, to pull out the come-from-behind victory.

Kassidy Lesher paced the Hamburg offense with 18 points in the contest, while Sydney Lesher scored 10, and Hannah Schoenly added six.

On Jan. 16, the Lady Hawks traveled to Fleetwood for another Berks League contest. The Tigers used a strong third quarter to defeat Hamburg, 49-39.

Fleetwood held a slim 17-14 halftime lead, but then pulled away in the third quarter, outscoring the Hawks, 18-6.

Kassidy Lesher was the top scorer once again for Hamburg with 20 points in the game. Victoria Kissinger netted six points and Sydney Lesher added six.

In a non-league affair on Jan. 18, the Hawks played host to Northern Lebanon. The Hawks outscored their guests in all four quarters and cruised to a 50-27 victory.

Hamburg led at the end of the first quarter, 10-9, then increased the advantage to six by halftime, 23-17. The Lady Hawks pulled away in the third quarter, outscoring Northern Lebanon, 15-9.

Kassidy Lesher paced the Hamburg offense with 13 points, while Sydney Lesher contributed with 11 points. Schoenly scored eight points while Alicia Pursell canned five and Nikkole James scored four.

Wrestling

The Hamburg High School wrestling team improved to 6-0 in the Berks League and 10-1 overall after defeating Tulpehocken on Jan. 15, 78-0.

Winning by pins for Hamburg were: Ronald Lavigne (160), 1:48; Luke Kamp (195), 3:01; Logan Lackey (220), 0:59; Mason Seyfert (113), 2:30; Nick Oswald (138), 1:57; Andrew Kochel (145), 0:38; and Matthew James (152), 5:45.

Winning by forfeit were: Tyler Herber (170), Cody Miller (182), Blake Roberts (285), Romeo Eaddy (106), Sean Stanish (120), Kerry Mega (126), and Chris Kummerer (132).

On Saturday, Jan. 18, the Hawks won five matches and won the team championship at the Juniata Winter War Tournament. In the championship match, Hamburg had no trouble defeating Mount Union, 47-19.

In other match, Hamburg defeated Biglerville, 47-20; West Perry, 79-0; Trinity, 72-6; and Freedom, 53-15.

Austin Bashore was 5-0 for Hamburg with four pins. Five other Hamburg wrestlers also went 5-0 in the tournament.

Boys’ Bowling

The Hamburg High School boys’ bowling team is 15-9 in the Berks League and 18-9 overall after splitting a pair of matches last week.

On Jan. 14, Hamburg defeated Oley Valley, 2-1. Carter Compinski led the way for the Hawks with a three-game series of 600. Zachary Rhoades bowled a 537 and Nate Foster a 533 series.

On Jan. 16, Hamburg was downed by Conrad Weiser, 2-1. Rhoades led the way for Hamburg with a 526 series. Foster bowled a 500 series.

Girls’ Bowling

The Hamburg High School girls’ bowling team split a pair of matches last week and are 19-5 in the Berks League and 19-8 overall.

On Jan. 14, Hamburg lost to Oley Valley, 3-0. Courtney Stewart led the way for Hamburg with a three-game series of 584. Samantha Scherer bowled a 490 series.

On Jan. 16, Hamburg shutout Conrad Weiser, 3-0. Scherer was high roller for the Lady Hawks with a series of 641. Stewart bowled a 594 series and Rachel SzaFranski rolled a 535 series.

Schuylkill Valley

Boys’ Basketball

The Schuylkill Valley High School boys’ basketball team dropped two of three games last week and are now 1-5 in the Berks League and 2-14 overall.

The Panthers began the week by earning their first league victory of the season, a 54-45 win over Hamburg. The Panthers held a 17-14 lead after one quarter, then increased the lead to six by halftime, 26-20.

Evan Hargrave led the Schuylkill Valley offense with 15 points in the game. Aaron Schlegel netted 10 points while Conner Sausser and Jacob Stahl each contributed with eight points.

On Jan. 16, the Panthers played host to Berks Catholic in another league contest. The Saints showed why they are undefeated in the league as they defeated the Panthers, 54-27.

Berks Catholic took control of the game early, outscoring Schuylkill Valley in the first quarter, 17-4, and in the second, 12-5. They put the game away by outscoring the locals in the third quarter, 15-8.

Hargrave paced the Schuylkill Valley offense with 12 points in the game. Mark Sensenig netted six points and Sausser added five.

On Jan. 18, the Panthers hit the road to take on Brandywine Heights in a non-league game. The Bullets used a quick start to defeated Schuylkill Valley, 55-30.

Brandywine jumped out to a 19-7 lead after one quarter, then extended the advantage to 15 by halftime, 32-17. The Panthers could not recover from the deficit.

Hargrave was the top scorer once again for the locals with 11 points. Sensenig chipped in with eight points and Sausser had four.

Girls’ Basketball

The Schuylkill Valley High School girls’ basketball team fell to 0-6 in the Berks League and 3-13 overall after losing two of three games last week.

The Lady Panthers began the week with a road game at Hamburg. Despite a slow start, Hamburg was able to come back and win the game, 40-35.

Schuylkill Valley jumped out to a 13-8 lead after one quarter, then kept the lead at five at halftime, 21-16. But Hamburg outscored the Lady Panthers in the third quarter, 13-8, and the fourth, 11-6, to pull out the come-from-behind victory.

Emily Hepner led the way for the Lady Panthers with 18 points in the contest. Lauren McEwen scored 13 points.

On Jan. 16, Schuylkill Valley traveled to Berks Catholic and came home with a 52-21 loss.

Berks Catholic took control of the game early, jumping out to a 17-4 lead after one quarter. The Saints increased the lead to 25-11 at halftime, then put the game away in the third quarter, outscoring the Panthers, 20-4.

Hepner led the way again for the locals with seven points. McEwen was right behind her with six points.

On Jan. 18, the Lady Panthers traveled to Brandywine Heights for a non-league game. It was a slow start for the Panthers, but they pulled off a second half comeback to win the game, 43-35.

Brandywine Heights held a 17-9 halftime lead, but Schuylkill Valley came back to outscore the Bullets in the third quarter, 17-10, and the fourth, 17-8.

Madison Zimmerman was the high scorer for Schuylkill Valley with 15 points in the game. McEwen netted 12 points and Hepner chipped in with 11.

Wrestling

The Schuylkill Valley High School wrestling team improved to 4-1 in the Berks League with a 48-15 victory over Brandywine Heights on Jan. 15.

Winning by pins for the Panthers were: Elijah Zimmerman (145), 1:52; Ryan Ramich (152), 0:57; Nick Scheidt (220), 0:45.

Winning by decisions for Schuylkill Valley were: Colby Geisinger (182), 5-4; Mason Shuman (120), 3-2; Josh Giorgio (126), 7-0; Tanner White (132), 6-4.

Frank Lisa (160), Joey Runkle (170) and Johnathan Tindall (195) all won by forfeit.

Boys’ Bowling

The Schuylkill Valley High School boys’ bowling team improved to 11-7 in the Berks League after winning a pair of matches last week.

The Panthers began the week with a 3-0 victory over Antietam on Jan. 14. Tyler Dautrich was the high roller for Schuylkill Valley, rolling a three-game series of 652. Matthew Keller bowled a 616 and Ed Skorpinski added a 607 series.

On Jan. 16, the Panthers shutout Reading, 3-0. Skorpinski led the way for the locals with a 652 series. Dautrich bowled a 636 and Keller bowled a 624.

Girls’ Bowling

The Schuylkill Valley High School girls’ bowling team improved to 15-3 in the Berks League and 20-4 overall after winning a pair of matches last week.

On Jan. 14, the Lady Panthers blanked Antietam, 3-0. Kristen Keller led the way for the locals with a three-game series of 593. Ashlin Long bowled a 534 series and Jamie Wilson a 511.

On Jan. 16, the Lady Panthers topped Reading, 3-0. Wilson was the high roller for Schuylkill Valley with a 714 series. Keller bowled a 710 series and Long a 578.

Tulpehocken

Boys’ Baksetball

The Tulpehocken High School boys’ basketball team lost a pair of games last week and are 4-2 in the Berks League and 11-4 overall.

On Jan. 14, the Trojans hit the road to take on Wyomissing. The game went into overtime, but it was Wyomissing that came out on top, 60-53.

Joseph Olkusz led the Tulpehocken offense with 22 points in the game. Robert Ekvall netted 12 points and Bryan Mellen scored six.

On Jan. 17, the Trojans traveled to Antietam and came home with a 54-43 loss. The Mounts began with a 16-9 lead after one quarter. They increased the lead to 13 points at halftime, 28-15. The Trojans cut the lead to six after three quarters, but couldn’t complete the comeback.

Dwayne Bryant led the Tulpy offense with 12 points in the game. Conner Kelley netted 11 points and Ekvall added eight.

Girls’ Basketball

The Tulpehocken High School girls’ basketball team won two of three games last week and are 5-1 in the Berks League and 11-5 overall.

The Lady Trojans began the week with a 32-25 victory over Antietam. Tulpehocken jumped out to an 11-7 lead after one quarter, then increased the lead to seven by halftime, 18-13.

Taylor Boyer led the Tulpehocken offense with 12 points, while Brooke Boyer netted 12 points and Hannah Zerbe scored six.

On Jan. 18, the Trojans traveled to Pottsgrove and came home with a 38-34 loss. The Lady Trojans held a one point lead after three quarters, but were outscored in the fourth, 13-9.

Taylor Brooke paced the Tulpehocken offense with 13 points. Jamie Fisher scored nine and Zerbe netted five.

In a Jan. 20 non-league game, Tulpehocken played host to Schuylkill Haven. The Trojans used a strong first half to win the game, 36-23.

The Lady Trojans jumped out to a 12-6 lead after one quarter, then increased the lead to 14 by halftime, 24-10. Schuylkill Haven could not muster up a second half come back.

Taylor Boyer led the Tulpehocken offense with 14 points in the game. Fisher netted six points while Brooke Boyer and Darian Gordan each added five points.

Wrestling

The Tulpehocken High School wrestling team defeated Kutztown, 40-12.

Earning pins for the Trojans were: Ian Myers (145), 3:19; Nathaniel Fritz (195), 3:42; Alexander Lapp (285), 3:41; and Mason Seyfert (113), 0:36.

Brandon Lapp (160) earned a 14-5 decision, while Cody DeLong (152) and Colton Kessler (138) each won by forfeits.

The Trojans were defeated by Hamburg, 78-6. Mason Seyfert (113) earned Tulpehocken’s six points with a pin in 2:30.