Boyertown Area and Oley Valley weekly sports results.
Wins two of three
The Boyertown High School baseball team won two of three PAC-10 games last week and are 11-3 in the league, a half game behind first place Spring-Fored (12-3). The Beas are 11-4 overall this season.
On Friday, May 4, the Bears scored three times in the first and two more in the second, then held on to defeat Perkiomen Valley, 6-4.
Chuck Nicholas was the winning pitcher for the Bears, hurling three innings of relief. He allowed two runs (one earned) on two hits and one walk.
Brent Ruminski led the Boyertown offense with three hits and a run scored. Cody Kulp contributed two hits, two runs scored and one RBI, while Todd Speilman added two hits, one RBI and one run scored.
On Thursday, May 3, the Bears improved their chances of winning the PAC-10 championship greatly by defeating first place Spring-Ford, 11-4.
The Bears erased a 2-0 Ram lead by scoring three runs in the bottom of the first. With the game tied at 4-4, the locals scored one in the fourth, two in the fifth and four in the sixth to break the game open.
Shayne Houck was the winning pitcher. He allowed four runs (three earned) on 11 hits and one walk in six innings of work. He fanned five along the way. Alex Neiman pitched the final inning, striking out all three batters.
Houck also helped himself with a single, home run and three RBIs. Nole Saylor added a pair of hits, one RBI and a run scored, while KUlp added a double, two RBIs and three runs scored. Brandon Sullivan chipped in with a single and two RBIs.
Earlier in the week, the Bears were defeated by Owen J. Roberts, 3-2. The Wildcats tied the game with a run in the bottom of the fifth, then won the game in the bottom of the seventh.
Neiman took the mound loss and he also had a pair of hits. Speilman also had two hits.
Splits four games
The Boyertown Area High School girls' softball team had a busy week, splitting the four games they played. Despite suffering their first two lossses of the season, the Lady Bears are still in first place with a PAC-10 record of 13-2. Owen J. Roberts is in second place at 8-3.
On Friday, May 4, the Bears were at home to battle Perkiomen Valley. Shelby Beaver pitched a gem to lead the Lady Bears to a 1-0 victory.
Beaver pitched a two-hit shutout, walking three and fanning 11 batters.
The lone run of the game came in the bottom of the seventh when Brianna Dieter drove in Lauran Manna to win the game.
Jamie Unger had two of the Bears' six hits and Beth Griesemer added a double.
On Wednesday, May 4, the Lady Bears were defeated by Spring-Ford, 5-2. The Rams turned a 2-0 deficit into a 3-2 lead with three runs in the fifth, then added two more insurance runs in the sixth.
Beaver was the losing pitcher, allowing four runs (three earned) on six hits in five innings. She fanned four.
Michelle Bishe led the sevenhit Boyertown attack with two hits, one run scored and one RBI.
On Tuesday, May 1, the Bears took on Pottstown at home. Boyertown scored twice in the second and once in the fourth to defeat the Lady Trojans, 3-1.
Unger was the winning pitcher this time, allowing just three hits and three walks while fanning seven.
Kerry Fisher led the offense with two hits and one RBI, while Dana Harrison added a hit and two runs scored and Bishe had two hits.
Earlier in the week, Boyertown suffered its first loss of the season when Owen J. Roberts topped them, 2-0.
The Wildcats scored both runs in the top of the second.
Beaver was the hard-luck losing pitcher, allowing two unearned runs and just two hits in seven innings. She walked two and struckout six.
The Bears managed just three hits in the game, one eac by Nikki Schwenk, Janessa Gearhart and Dieter.
The Boyertown Area High School boys' lacrosse team improved to 4-10 on the season after defeating a pair of PAC-10 opponents last week.
On Friday, May 4, the Bears got a hat trick from Jed Johnston to lead the Bears to a 10-6 victory over Pottsgrove.
Chris McGee chipped in with a pair of goals, while Jake Reidenauer and Corey Woodman both had a goal and an assist.
Kenneth Hartford and Tyler Poley each scored a goal while Matt Ferenchak made nine saves in goal.
On Thursday, May 3, the Bears had no trouble getting by Phoenixville, 9-3. Johnston led the team in scoring once again when he tallied three goals and two assists.
Reidenauer, Poley and Zach Teater each scored a pair of goals and Ferenchak made 11 saves.
The Boyertown Area High School girls' lacrosse team improved to 9-0 in the PAC-10 last week with two league victories. The Lady Bears remain in first place in Division 1. Spring- Ford is second at 6-2.
On Friday, May 4, the Lady Bears played host to Owen J. Roberts and cruised to a 23-5 victory.
Kylie Matthews paced the Boyertonw offense with six goals. Maggie Tamasitis also had a strong game with four goals and four assists, while Andi Saracco had three goals and one asssist and Tia Mazzie had two goals and one assist. Kelly Eddinger and Emily Austerberry each scored two goals.
Sam Mazzie and Allie Furman chipped in with a goal and two assists apiece, while Rachel Hilbert and Meghan Fisher each had one goal.
On Thursday, May 3, the Lady Bears had no trouble defeating second place Spring- Ford, 14-1.
Spring-Ford score its lone goal of the game in the last minute to avoid the shutout.
Tia Mazzie had four goals and two assists to lead the offense. Maggie Tamasitis had two goals and two assists, while Kylie Matthews and Sam Mazzie each had two goals and one assist.
Jamie Matthews and Lyndsey Babilon each had a goal and one assists, while Kayla Robinson and Saracco both had one goal.
In a non-league game on Tuesday, may 1, the Bears were defeated by Great Valley, 12-10, in a game that was stopped with 8:30 remaining due to lightning.
Maggie Tamasitis led the locals with three goals and two assists, while Tia Mazzie had three goals and one assists and Kylie Matthews added two goals.
Jamie Matthews and Allie Furman each had one goal and Kelly Eddinger and Sam Mazzie each had an assist.
Falls to Wildcats
The Boyertown Area High School boys' track team were defeated by Owen J. Roberts last week, 91-59. The Bears are 5-4 and tied for fourth place in the PAC-10 heading into the Championship Run.
Jason Weller led the way once again for Boyertown by winning the 1,600 (4:16), 3,200 (9:48) and the 800 (1:56).
Dan Hicks won the high jump (5'-6"), Dan Raineri won the triple jump (38'-3") and Ryan Shellenberger won the pole vvault (10'-6").
Weller also competed in a 3,200 meter race in the West Chester Henderson Invitational on Friday, May 4, and finished in third place with a time of 9:08.42. Craig Forys of Colts Neck, New Jersey won the race in a time of 8:48.99, which would have been a PIAA record if it had been a PIAA meet. The PIAA record if 8:58.9 set by Mike Connelly of Upper Perkiomen in 1983.
Weller also participated in the 1,600 meter run at the Shaner Meet in Wyomissing on
Defeats Owen J. Roberts
The Boyertown Area High School girls' track team defeated Owen J. Roberts, 83-67. The Lady Bears are in third place in the PAC-10 with a record of 7-2.
Winning individual events for the Lady Bears were: April Agresta, 300 intermediate hurdles (50.76); Melinda Liptak, 1,600 (5:28); Lindsey Wolf, 100 high hurdles (16.73 seconds); Steph Haardenstine, 800 (2:30); Elizabeth Simpson, 3,200 (11:50); Amanda Holloway, shot put (35'-7"); Samantha Pearson, discus (74'-0"); Aylsa Edsall, high jump (5'-0"); and Lauren Surman, pole vault (8'-6").
Also winning was the 3,200 relay team of Shannon Colgan, Simpson, Liptak and Hardenstine in a time of 10:38.
The Boyertown girls' also participated in the Shaner Meet at Wyomissing on Friday and Saturday, May 4 and 5.
The 3,200 relay team of Colgan, Simpson, Liptak and Hardenstine was Boyertown's lone winner (9:53.28).
Holloway took second place in the shot put (35'-4 1/2"), and Amber Van Evera was tied for second in the pole vault (9'-3"). Kristine Mellor also took second place in the high jump (5'-0"), and Simpson was second in the 3,200 (11:29.11).
Simpson was also fourth in the 1,600 (5:23.38), while teammate Liptak finished right behind her in that event (5:31.56) in fifth place.Colgan was in fifth place in the 400 (1:02.35), while Hardenstine was seventh in the 800 (2:27.14), Agresta was seventh in the 100 hurdles (17.14 seconds).
Boyertown Area and Oley Valley weekly sports results.
Loses three games
The Oley Valley High School boys' baseball team fell to 2-9 in the Berks League last week after losing a pair of league games. The Lynx are 2-12 overeall.
On Friday, May 4, the Lynx were at home to take on Schuylkill Valley. Panther pitcher Cody Younker no-hit the Lynx and led his team to a 7-0 victory.
Schuylkill Valley scored twice in the first and three times in the third to take a quick 5-0 lead.
Geoffrey Eddinger was the losing pitcher for Oley, falling to 0-3 on the season.
On Wednesday, May 2, the Lynx traveled to Hamburg and came home with a 5-4 loss.
Hamburg jumped out to a 3-0 first inning lead, but Oley came back two tie the game t 4-4 with a pair of runs in the top of the fifth. But Hamburg came right back with what turned out to be the winning run in the bottom of the fifth.
Oley outhit the Hawks, 8-4, as Rob Mancini and Tyler Shappell each had two hits. Mancini, Nicholas Parenti and Mark Gleason all had doubles for Oley.
Mancini was also the losing pitcher and fell to 0-2 on the season.
In a non-league contest on Saturday, May 5, the Lynx were defeated by Conrad Weiser, 10- 5.
Mancini led the Oley offense with three hits and Wade Kunkel chipped in with two.
In another non-league game, Oley was topped by Twin Valley, 7-5.
Wins two of five games
The Oley Valley High School girls' softball team had a busy week as they won two and dropped three Berks League games. The Lady Lynx are 7-5 in the league and 8-9 overall.
On Saturday, May 5, the Lynx were at home against Wyomissing where they cruised to a 15-0 win. Oley scored three runs in the first and 10 in the second. They added the final two runs in the fourth that ended the game due to the mercy rule.
Kara Copeland was the star of the game for Oley with three hits including a single, double and home run and five RBIs. Courtney Zook added a double, triple and one RBI, while Teryn Brill and Marlee Manwiller each had doubles. Oley outhit Wyomissing, 13-1.
Zook was the winning pitcher, improving her season record to 6-5.
On Friday, May 4, the Lynx traveled to Schuylkill Valley and came home with a 5-4 victory. Oley scored all five of its runs in the top of the fifth to take a 5-0 lead. The Panthers scored four times in the bottom of the fifth but that's as close as they could get.
Brittany Holick had a pair of hits including a two-run single in the fifth.
On Thursday, May 3, the Lynx were defeated by Kutztown, 9-0. The Cougars scored three quick runs in the bottom of the first, then added one in the second, one in the third and three more in the fourth.
Brill and Holick each had doubles for two of Oley's five hits.
On Wednesday, May 2, the Lynx played host to Hamburg. The Hawks erased a 1-0 Oley lead with two runs in the third, then went on to defeat the hosts, 4-1.
Emily Lash had a single and a double to lead Oley's five-hit attack. Brill, Copeland and Manwiller had the other hits and Manwiller scored the lone run.
Zook took the mound loss, surrendering four runs (two earned) on seven hits and three walks in seven age. She struckout two.
Earlier in the week, Oley was defeated by Brandywine Heights, 6-3.
Splits two matches
The Oley Valley High School girls' soccer team split a pair of Berks League matches last week. They are 4-9 in league action and 5-11 overall.
On Thursday, May 3, the Lynx were at home to battle Brandywine Heights. The Bullets netted three second half goals on their way to a 4-1 victory.
Kathleen Stinley scored Oley's lone goal in the game. Oley was outshot, 14-2, as goalkeeper Katelyn Kalomon made 10 saves.
Brandywine won the junior varsity match, 4-0.
On Tuesday, May 1, the Lady Lynx traveled to Schuylkill Valley and came home with a 2-0 win.
Brittany Krall scored both of Oley's goals and Brittany Rico was credited with an assist.
Both teams were limited to three shots on goal, as Kalamon made three saves in goal to record the shutout.
The junior varsity match ended in a 0-0 tie.
In a non-league match, Muhlenberg defeated the Lynx, 3-2. Krall scored both goals for Oley Valley.
Splits two matches
The Oley Valley High School boys' volleyball team fell to 5-7 in the Berks League and 6-7 overall after dropping a pair of league contests.
On Thursday, May 3, the Lynx were blanked by Central Catholic, 3-0 (25-12, 29-27, 25- 15).
Matt Cambria led the Lynx with three kills, five digs, three blocks and 13 assists. Andrew Eckert had six kills and Aaron Roland had four kills and five blocks.
Oley Valley won the junior varsity match, 2-1.
On Tuesday, May 1, Wyomissing defeated Oley Valley, 3-0 (25-23, 25-20, 25- 15).
Chris Bowman had 10 kills, 12 digs and five blocks, while Roland had nine kills, eight blocks and two aces and Troy Allen had 15 digs.
Oley won the junior varsity, 2-1.
Defeats Daniel Boone
The Oley Valley High School boys' track team improved to 3- 1 in the Berks League after defeating previously undefeated Daniel Boone, 92-61 on Tuesday, May 1.
Dave Dierolf, Ryan Reich and Peter Hafer were all double winners for Oley Valley. Dierolf won the 200 (23.52) and the 110 high hurdles (16.68); Reich won the 800 (2:06.39) and the 1,600 (5:11.04); and Hafer won the shot put (41'-1") and the javelin (141'-0").
Alex Talarico won the 3,200 in a time of 11:12.
Also winning was the 1,600 relay team of Lee Brumbach, Ben Shade, Andrew Gehman and Tom Kaszmetski in a time of 3:53.71.
The 3,200 relay team of Kaszmetski, Eli Frey, Shade and Alex Talarico won in a time of 9:59.
The Lynx also participated in the Shane meet in Wyomissing last Friday and Saturday, May 4 and 5. The Lynx finished tied for 15th in the meet.
Reich finished in fifth place in teh 1,600 in a time of 4:29.07, and finished eight in the 800 (2:04.07).
Dierolf took seventh place in the 100 (11.67 seconds) and seventh place in the 110 high hurdles (16.73
Downs the Blazers
The Oley Valley High School girls' track team improved to 3- 1 with an 88-61 victory over Daniel Boone on Tuesday, May 1.
Kasey Ziegler led the way for the Lynx with three victories. She won in the javelin (90'-8"), long jump (14'-5") and triple jump (30'-3 1/2").
Rachel Suydam and Marci Richard each had a pair of wins. Suydam took first in the 1,600 (5:50) and the 3,200 (12:33), while Richard won the hugh jump and pole vault.
Also winning were: Caitlin Maloney, 400 (1:06.43); Brianna Ninni, 800 (2:40.45); and Megan Feeg, discus, 87'-4").
The 1,600 relay team of Ninni, Mel Reddinger, Emily Bieber and Caitlyn Maloney won in a time of 4:34.51. Also winning was the 3,200 relay team of Ninni, Chelsea Boyerm, Danielle Vallely and Bieber (10:59).
The Oley girls' also participated in the Shaner Meet in Wyomissing. They finished in 10th place as a team.
Ziegler led the way for Oley with a second place finish in the long jump (16'-1") and fourth place in the triple jump (32'-8 1/4").
Suydam finished in sixth place in the 3,200 (11:57.91) and seventh in the 1,600 (5:32.69).
Richard was tied for fifth in the high jump (4'-10") and Maloney finished seventh in the 400 (1:03.40).
Feeg took seventh place in the discus (92'-0").