The boys and girls bowling teams both wrapped up division titles, while the girls basketball team won a big showdown game against Conrad Weiser, which placed them a game up over the Scouts, as both teams are fighting for the final playoff spot in the Berks II Division. In boys basketball, TV dropped two more league games to Conrad Weiser and Governor Mifflin.
In girls basketball, for the second time this season it was an exciting down-to-the-wire low scoring affair between TV and Conrad Weiser. Both teams entered the game tied for second place in the Berks II Division with just three league games remaining. In this battle, TV took control in the second quarter and then held on for a 38-35 win. Nikki Kegerreis (20 points) and Shell Stoltzfus (14 points) provided the offense as just three Raiders scored resulting in the unusual outcome for the contest. The Mustangs, who are in a rare down year, were missing their top scorer Erin Gottschal (suspended). Kegerreis continued her steady scoring to lead the way as TV also received a big contribution from Kim McEwen in the second half as she finished with eight points along with Stoltzfus. The two wins improved TV's league record to 7-5 and overall record to 12-8. With one game remaining in league play, it surely looks as if the Lady Raiders will be returning to the playoffs for the first time since 1995. Only a loss to last place Hamburg in their regular season finale and a monumental "David versus Goliath' type win from Conrad Weiser over unbeaten Berks power Reading in their final league game will prevent TV from clinching the second place divisions playoff spot.
In bowling, both the girls and boys teams captured division titles after their matches against Oley Valley. The boys team swept Oley as Andy Chisholm came up aces with a 637 series. At Daniel Boone, in their next match, TV picked up another sweep as Matt Steinganga rolled a team best bombastic 737 series. On the girls' side of the card, TV won two of three games against Oley Valley as Angie Lilley had the top score with a 581 series. It was sweep time again as they rolled over Daniel Boone by a team score of 2,595 (173 average) to 2,065. Both squads Feb. 7, closed out their season against Hamburg. Since both have clinched titles, look for some of the regulars in the line ups to be rested for the final regular season match. The playoffs open on Feb. 12.
In boys basketball, TV had one of the better games of the season on the road against Berks II Division leader Conrad Weiser. In a season filled with losses by wide margins, TV trailed just by 25-23 at intermission. In the third quarter, a three point blitz by the Scouts expanded the narrow lead to 42-32 entering the final stanza. The trend continued as the Scouts won by a final score of 62-40. Sophomore Rob Lowry had 14 points to lead the Raider attack. Against Governor Mifflin in their final home game, the Raiders were competitive until almost the midway point of the second quarter against the strong Berks I Mustang club. At that point it was too much firepower by Mifflin star player Brandon Smith and his mates as they expanded the lead to 35-18 at the break. The third quarter was no different as Mifflin cruised to a big lead of 61-28. The final score was 73-45. Smith had 18 of his game high 21 points in the first half including a barrage of three pointers in the second quarter which helped break the game wide open. TV dropped to 1-20 for the season. With the win, Mifflin (10-2) qualified for the Berks playoffs.