This week's high school sports wrap-ups

Hamburg

Boys’ Basketball

The Hamburg High School boys’ basketball team fell to 0-9 in the Berks League and 3-17 overall after losing a pair of games last week.

The Hawks began the week with a road game at Berks Catholic, a team that is undefeated in the League. The Saints showed why they are undefeated when they defeated Hamburg, 62-26.

Berks Catholic jumped out to a 16-4 lead after one quarter, then expanded the advantage to 31 by halftime, 37-6.

Patrick Barter led the Hamburg offense with 12 points in the game. Josh Kisha netted five and Logan Adams had four.

On Jan. 31, Hamburg remained on the road to take on Conrad Weiser, a team that lost just one league contest. The Scouts outscored Hamburg in all four quarters and won the game, 61-31.

Conrad Weiser grabbed a 17-11 lead after one quarter, then led at halftime, 27-11. The Scouts put the game away in the third quarter, outscoring the Hawks, 19-8.

Kisha was the leading scorer for Hamburg with 14 points. Barter chipped in with 10 points and Julian Warner added five.

Girls’ Basketball

The Hamburg High School girls’ basketball team split a pair of games last week and are 4-5 in the Berks League and 13-8 overall.

On Jan. 28, the Lady Hawks played host to Berks Catholic. A good start helped the Hawks win the game, 58-55.

Hamburg jumped out to a 16-9 lead after one quarter, but Berks Catholic came back to cut the lead to one at halftime, 25-24. It was close throughout the second half but it was Hamburg that came out on top.

Kassidy Lesher paced the Hamburg offense with 27 points in the game. Hannah Schoenly scored 16 while Sydney Lesher and Alicia Pursell each scored six points.

On Jan. 30, the Lady Hawks were at home again, this time to take on Conrad Weiser. The Scouts were able to defeat Hamburg, 43-35.

The Scouts took a 17-10 lead into the second quarter, then extended the lead to nine points by halftime, 25-16. Hamburg could not mount a second half comeback.

Kassidy Lesher scored 10 points to lead the Hawks while Sydney Lesher scored eight and Schonely added six.

Boys’ Bowling

The Hamburg High School boys’ bowling team fell to 24-12 in the Berks League after losing to Schuylkill Valley, 2-1 on Jan. 30.

Zachary Rhoads led the Hawks with a three-game series of 585. Nathan Foster rolled a 584.

Girls’ Bowling

The Hamburg High School girls’ bowling team improved to 28-5 after shutting out Schuylkill Valley, 3-0.

Rachel Szafranski led the way for the Lady Hawks with a three-game series of 541. Courtney Stewart bowled a 514 and Samantha Scherer a 512.

Schuylkill Valley

Boys’ Basketball

The Schuylkill Valley High School boys’ basketball team dropped three games last week and are 1-8 in the Berks League and 2-10 overall.

The Panthers began the week with a road game at Twin Valley. The Raiders came out on top, 53-40.

Twin Valley held a slim 16-14 lead after one quarter. The Raiders increased the lead to five by halftime, then put the game away in the fourth quarter, outscoring the Panthers, 13-5.

Evan Hargrave led the Schuylkill Valley offense with 22 points. Matthew Cieniewicz netted nine points and Connor Sausser added five.

In a non-league game, at home, the Panthers fell to Southern Lehigh, 71-42. Schuylkill Valley led after one quarter, 11-10, but Southern Lehigh came back to lead by nine at halftime, then outscored the Panthers in the fourth quarter, 18-1.

Hargrave scored 17 points to lead the Panthers, while Sausser and Aaron Schlegel scored nine points apiece.

On Jan. 31, the Panthers remained at home to take on Berks League opponent Fleetwood. The Tigers outscored the Panthers in all four quarters and won the game, 50-36.

Fleetwood jumped out to a 14-12 lead after one quarter, then expanded the margin to five by halftime, 24-19. The Tigers outscored Schuylkill Valley in the third quarter 9-6, and the fourth, 17-11.

Schlegel was high scorer for Schuylkill Valley with 12 points. Hargrave scored seven and Cieniewicz added five.

Girls’ Basketball

The Schuylkill Valley High School girls’ basketball team split a pair of games last week and is 1-7 in the Berks League and 5-14 overall.

On Jan. 28, the Panthers played host to Twin Valley. Schuylkill Valley used a strong first quarter to defeat the Raiders, 41-31.

The Lady Panthers jumped out to a 14-5 lead after one quarter,and led by nine at halftime, 24-15.

Emily Hepner was the high scorer for the team with 21 points. Lauren McEwen netted eight and Jill Deiley added six.

On Jan. 30, the Panthers traveled to Fleetwood for a Berks League battle. Despite a great start, Schuylkill Valley lost the game, 51-32.

The Panthers held a 10-2 lead after one quarter, but Fleetwood came back in the second quarter to take a 23-16 halftime lead. The Tigers pulled away in the third quarter, outscoring the locals, 16-8.

Zimmerman led the Schuylkill Valley offense with 14 points. Hepner added 12 points.

Wrestling

The Schuylkill Valley High School wrestling team ended its regular season with a 48-26 victory over Tri-Valley on Feb. 1.

Ed Shuttleworth (285) and Tanner White (132) each won by pins.

Winning by decisions for the Panthers were: Mason Shuman (120), 3-0; and Johnathan Tindall (195), 2-0.

Winning by forfeits were: Frank Lisa (160), Jacob Bailey (170), Colby Geisinger (182) and Jake Johnson (220).

Boys’ Swimming

The Schuylkill Valley High School boys’ swimming team fell to 2-5 after losing to Muhlenberg on Jan. 30, 126-58.

The Panthers were led by Charlie Pletz who was first in the 200 free (1:52.59) and the 100 back (58.69). Jake Raudenbush won the diving competition with 185.85 points.

Girls’ Swimming

The Schuylkill Valley High School girls’ swimming team fell to 4-3 after losing to Muhlenberg, 108-78.

Winning individual events for the Panthers were: Lexi Glassmire, 200 free (2:00.14); Rachel Rehrig, 200 individual medley (2:24.55); and Mikala Perskey, 50 free (26.80).

Boys’ Bowling

The Schuylkill Valley High School boys’ bowling team won two of three matches last week and is 22-11 in the Berks League.

The Panthers began the week with a 3-0 victory over Oley Valley. Matt Keller led the way for the winners with a three-game series of 697. Tyler Dautrich bowled a 661 series and Ed Skorpinski bowled a 640.

On Jan. 30, the Panthers topped Hamburg, 2-1. Dautrich bowled a 684 to lead the way for Schuylkill Valley. Keller bowled a 664 and Skorpinski a 616.

On Jan. 31, the Panthers lost to Conrad Weiser, 3-0. Dautrich bowled a 704 series and Skorpinski a 617.

Girls’ Bowling

The Schuylkill Valley High School girls’ bowling team won two of three matches last week and is 27-6 in the Berks League.

The Panthers began the week with a 3-0 victory over Oley Valley. Kristen Keller led the way for the Lady Panthers with a three-game series of 611. Ashlin Long bowled a 575 and Jamie Wilson a 547.

On Jan. 30, Schuylkill Valley lost to Hamburg, 3-0. Long bowled a 555 series and Keller a 517.

On Jan. 31, the Panthers shut out Conrad Weiser, 3-0. Wilson led the way for the locals with a series of 635. Keller bowled a 618 series and Long a 590.

Tulpehocken

Boys’ Basketball

The Tulpehocken High School boys’ basketball team improved to 7-2 in the Berks League and 15-4 overall after winning a trio of games last week.

The Trojans began the week with a home game against Kutztown. The Cougars proved to be no match for the home team as the Trojans won the game, 70-22.

Tulpehocken led by just four after one quarter, but outscored the Cougars in the second period, 18-6, and the third, 19-5.

Joe Olkusz led the Tulpehocken offense with 14 points in the game, while Dwayne Bryant and Robert Ekvall each had 12 points. Ephraim Rissmiller chipped in with nine points.

On Jan. 31, the Trojans traveled to Oley Valley for a Berks League contest. Tulpehocken came out on top, 67-64.

The Trojans led by two at halftime, then opened things up in the third quarter, outscoring the Lynx, 24-16. Oley came back in the fourth quarter, but the Trojans held on for the win.

Bryant led the Tulpehocken offense with 25 points in the game. Bryan Mellen helped the cause with 18 points and Ekvall scored 12.

In a non-league contest, Tulpehocken crushed High Point, 58-11. The Trojans led 20-4 after one quarter, and 37-9 at halftime.

Mellen scored 11 points to paced the Trojan offense, while Ekvall, Bryant and Olkusz all scored nine points. Conner Kelly netted eight points and Rissmiller added six.

Girls’ Basketball

The Tulpehocken High School girls’ basketball team split a pair of games last week. The Lady Trojans are 6-3 in the Berks League and 12-7 overall.

Tulpehocken played host to Kutztown on Jan. 28 to begin the week. A strong first half helped the locals to a 56-35 victory.

The Trojans held a 12-8 lead after one quarter, then opened things up in the second quarter, outscoring the Cougars, 21-6.

Taylor Boyer paced the Tulpehocken offense with 17 points in the game. Brooke Boyer and Darian Gordon each had 12 points while Hannah Zerbe netted six.

On Jan. 30, the Trojans hit the road to take on Oley Valley. A second half surge launched the Lady Lynx to a 52-37 victory over the Trojans.

The two teams were tied at halftime, 20-20, but Oley outscored its guests in the third quarter, 19-9, and the fourth, 13-8.

Boyer was the high scorer for Tulpehocken with 11 points in the game. Jamie Fisher, Gordon and Zerbe all scored seven points.