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The Hamburg High School boys’ basketball team fell to 0-4 in the Berks League and 2-11 overall last week after losing a trio of games.
The Hawks began the week with a league game at Berks Catholic. The Saints had very little trouble in this game as they cruised to a 71-29.
Berks Catholic jumped out to a 17-10 lead after one quarter, then expanded the lead to 16 by halftime, 35-19. They pulled away in the third quarter, outscoring the Hawks, 22-2.
Daniel Preston led the Hamburg offense with 15 points in the game. Eric Peacock scored 10 points.
On Jan. 10, the Hawks remained on the road to take on Conrad Weiser. Thanks to a big start, the Scouts won the game, 57-39. Weiser took control of the game in the first quarter, outscoring Hamburg, 17-1. Hamburg cut the lead to nine at halftime, but couldn’t make it back all the way.
Preston was the leading scoring for the Hawks with 10 points in the contest. Nick Schlottman scored eight while Justin Barr and Josh Kisha each contributed with six points.
On Jan. 12, Hamburg hit the road again, this time against Northern Lebanon in a non-league game. A rough start did the Hawks in again as Northern Lebanon won the game, 79-55.
The hosts held a 24-11 lead after one quarter, and still led by eight by halftime, 36-28. Northern Lebanon pulled back to a double digit lead when they outscored the Hawks in the third quarter, 22-14.
Preston had an 18 point night for Hamburg, while Eric Peacock scored 12 and Kisha had 10. Patrick Barter scored seven points and Barr added six.
The Hamburg High School girls’ basketball team fell to 2-2 in the league and 9-4 overall after a pair of losses last week.
On Jan. 8, Hamburg played host to Berks Catholic in a Berks League contest. A big third quarter helped the Lady Saints down the Hawks, 63-29.
Berks Catholic held a 13-4 lead after one quarter, then increased the lead to 16 by halftime, 30-14. They put the game away in the third quarter when they outscored the Hawks, 27-3.
Tara Klee and Kassidy Lesher led the Lady Hawk offense with seven points apiece. Sydney Lesher scored six points and Kelly Walker added three.
On Jan. 11, the Lady Hawks were at home again, this time to take on Conrad Weiser. The Lady Scouts had a pair of 20-point quarters and defeated Hamburg, 57-33.
Hamburg jumped out to an 11-9 lead after one quarter, but Conrad Weiser outscored the Hawks in the second quarter, 20-9, and in the fourth quarter, 20-6.
Kassidy Lesher was the top scorer for Hamburg with nine points in the contest. Sydney Lesher and Klee each scored seven points and Alisha Grogg scored four.
The Hamburg High School wrestling team improved to 3-1 in the Berks League and 8-2 overall after a pair of league wins last week.
On January 8, the Hawks defeated Wyomissing, 39-30.
Winning by pins for the Hawks were: Nick Oswald (145), 2:28; Luke Kamp (220), 4:37; Sean Stanish (120), 1:36; Kerry Mega (126), 1:17; and Chris Kummerer (132), 5:56.
Joe Raffensperger (170) won by a 10-3 decision and Cody Miller (182) won by a forfeit.
On Jan. 9, the Hawks played host to Oley Valley and won the match, 46-19.
Raffensperger (160) won by a pin in 1:22 to get the Hawks off to a good start. Then Miller, Austin Bashore, Kamp and Nick Reber all won by forfeit to give Hamburg a 30-3 lead. Shane Shollenberger won by a forfeit later in the match.
Kerry Mega (126) won by a major decision, 11-0. Winning by decisions were: Tyler Herber (145), 4-2; and Oswald (138), 7-5.
The Hamburg High School boys’ bowling team had a 3-0 win and a 2-1 loss last week and improved their Berks League record of 11-7.
On Jan. 8, the Hawks traveled to Reading and came home with a 3-0 victory. Nate Foster led the way for Hamburg with a three-game series of 673. Justin Mengel bowled a 624 series and Zak Rhoades bowled a 534.
Hamburg won the junior varsity match, 3-0.
On Jan. 10, the Hawks came back home to battle Conrad Weiser. The Scouts won the match, 2-1.
Collin Geschwindt led the way for Hamburg with a series of 568. Mengel bowled a 547 series.
Hamburg won the junior varsity match, 2-1.
The Hamburg High School girls’ bowling team improved to 15-3 in the Berks League after a pair of 3-0 wins last week.
On Jan, 8, Hamburg was led by Samantha Scherer who bowled a three-game series of 542 in a 3-0 win over Reading. Brooke Reed bowled a 531 series and Courtney Stewart bowled a 453.
On Jan. 10, the Lady Hawks played host to Conrad Weiser and also defeated the Scouts, 3-0.
Scherer led the way once again for Hamburg with a series of 578. Rachel SzaFrancki bowled a 448 series and Stewart a 440.
The Schuylkill Valley High School boys’ basketball team dropped two of three games last week and are now 1-3 in the Berks League and 5-8 overall.
The Panthers began the week on Jan. 8 when they took on Twin Valley in Elverson. The Raiders used a solid first half to defeat the Panthers, 43-38.
The Raiders jumped out to a 13-10 lead after one quarter, then increased the lead to six by halftime, 21-15. The game was close throughout, but Schuylkill Valley was unable to pick up the victory.
Kyle Beissel and Evan Hargrave each scored 12 points to lead the Schuylkill Valley offense. Jon Maulick scored seven and Frank Melvin added four.
On Jan. 10, the Panthers were back on their home court to take on Fleetwood. A big fourth quarter helped Schuylkill Valley to a 58-46 victory.
Fleetwood held a one point lead at halftime, the the Panthers held a slim 40-38 lead after three quarters. But the locals outscored the Tigers in the fourth quarter, 18-8, to earn the victory.
Beissel led the Panthers with 24 points in the contest. Maulick scored 13 and Hargrave netted 12.
On Jan. 12, the Panthers were at home to take on Muhlenberg in a non-league affair. The game was close throughout but it was Muhlenberg that ended up on top, 52-49.
Beissel led the Hamburg offense once again with 21 points in the game. Maulick chipped in with 15 points and Hargrave scored 10.
The Schuylkill Valley High School girls’ basketball team fell to 0-4 in the Berks League and 1-12 overall after a pair of losses last week.
On Jan. 8. the Lady Panthers played host to Twin Valley. A pair of free throws in the last second gave the Raiders the 43-42 win.
Schuylkill Valley outscored Twin Valley in the third quarter, 16-9, to take a 33-30 lead heading into the final period. But Twin Valley came back and Hayley Kochel’s two free throws at the end gave the Raiders the win.
Emily Hepner led the Schuylkill Valley offense with 14 points in the contest. Abby Boyer scored 12 while Lauren McEwen netted seven and Marissa McEwen had six.
On Jan. 11, the Lady Panthers traveled to Fleetwood for another league battle. A rough start did the locals in as Fleetwood won the game, 44-28.
The Lady Tigers took control of the game early, leading after one quarter, 13-5. Fleetwood increased the lead to 10 by halftime, 22-12, then outscored Schuylkill Valley in the third quarter, 13-7.
Boyer was the high scorer for the Panthers with 15 points in the contest. Hepner scored five and Madison Zimmerman added three.
The Schuylkill Valley High School wrestling team improved to 12-1 overall after defeating Shamokin on Jan. 8, 48-34.
Winning by pins for the Panthers were: Tanner White (126), 2:28; Zach Homan (145), 3:02; Colby Geisinger (152), 3:14; and Joey Waack (170), 1:04.
Winning by forfeits for Schuylkill Valley were: Jake Horst (106), Mason Shuman (113), Josh Giorgio (120) and Jake Bailey (182).
The Schuylkill Valley High School boys’ swimming team improved to 4-0 in the Berks League and 8-0-1 overall after defeating Reading (117-68) and Twin Valley (138-5) in a tri-meet at Schuylkill Valley on Jan. 8.
The Panthers were led by Charlie Pletz and Andrew Strause who finished first in a pair of individual events. Pletz was first in the 200 free (1:55.75) and the 100 back (1:00.83); while Strause won the 200 individual medley (2:07.57) and the 100 free (51.16 seconds).
Also winning individual events for the Panthers were: Jordan Felix, 50 free (23.86 seconds); Issac Beltran Del Rio, 100 fly (57.06 seconds); Chase Grace, 500 free (5:21.76); and Luke Raudenbush, 100 breast (1:06.10).
Also winning for Schuylkill Valley was the 200 medley relay team of Pletz, Raudenbush, Grace and Griesemer (1:49.23); the 200 free relay team of Felix, Nick Leidy, Beltran Del Rio and Strause (1:33.72); and the 400 meter relay team of Felix, Leidy, Pletz and Strause (3:29.31).
The Schuylkill Valley High School girls’ swim team improved to 4-0 in the Berks League and 7-2 overall after defeated Twin Valley (119-61) and Reading (115-65) in a tri-meet at home on Jan. 8.
In the victory over Reading, the Lady Panthers were led by Lexi Glassmire who finished first in the 50 free (25.20 seconds) and the 100 fly (1:02.63).
Also winning for Schuylkill Valley were: Emily Johns, diving (179.80); Noelle Koonce, 100 free (56.95); and Jackie McDevitt, 100 breast (1:12.31).
Also winning for Schuylkill Valley was the 200 medley relay team of Sarah Strause, Maddie McDevitt, Ashley Hart and Daisy Grace (2:01.67); the 200 free relay team of Glassmire, Koonce, Jackie McDevitt and Strause (1:43.18); and the 400 free relay team of Glassmire, Koonce, Jackie McDevitt and Grace (3:49.68).
The Schuylkill Valley High School boys’ bowling team improved to 14-14 in the Berks League and 17-4 overall after winning a pair of league matches last week.
On Jan. 7, the Panthers defeated host Berks Catholic, 3-0. Tyler Dautrich led the way for Schuylkill Valley with a three-game series of 718. Matt Keller bowled a 596 series and Brian Bizmaie bowled a 582.
On Jan. 10, the Panthers downed Oley Valley, 2-1. Dautrich led the way once again for Schuylkill Valley with a series of 663. Matt Keller bowled a 600 and Brian Biszmaier a 593.
Oley Valley won the junior varsity match, 3-0.
The Schuylkill Valley High School girls’ bowling team remains in first place in Division 2 of the Berks League with a record of 17-1 after winning a pair of league matches last week.
On Jan. 7, the Lady Panthers downed Berks Catholic, 3-0. Kristen Keller led the way for the locals with a three-game series of 708. Ashlin Long bowled a 576 series and Jamie Wilson a 574.
On Jan. 10, the Panthers also defeated Oley Valley, 3-0. Long was the top bowler in this match with a series of 575. Keller bowled a 565 and Sara Skorpinski added a 542 series.
The Tulpehocken High School boys’ basketball team earned their first Berks League win of the season last week and are now 1-3 in the league and 5-9 overall.
On Jan. 7, the Trojans were on the road to take on Kutztown in a league contest. Tulpehocken was looking at a 12-point halftime deficit, but fought back with a big fourth quarter and won the game, 50-46.
The Cougars jumped out ato a 14-7 lead after one quarter, then increased the lead to 12 by halftime, 28-16. But Tulepehocken started cutting into the lead in the third quarter, then outscored Kutztown in the fourth, 21-9 to pull out the victory.
Jonathan Hain led the Tulpehocken offense with 15 points in the game. All of his points came on five three-point buckets. Bryan Mellen scored 12 points and Robert Ekvall scored eight.
On Jan. 10, the Trojans hit the road to take on Oley Valley in another league battle. Tulpehocken tried to pull off another second half comeback but Oley Valley was able to hold them off and downed the Trojans, 57-51.
The Lynx took control of the game early, outscoring Tulpehocken in the first quarter, 19-10, and the second, 16-9. The Trojans went to work in the second half, cutting the lead down to as far as four, but they could not complete the comeback.
Noah Carles paced the Tulpehocken offense with 14 points in the game. Clinton Keeney was right behind him with 12 points while Kevin Berry and Mellen each scored nine points.
On Jan. 12, the Trojans were at home to take on non-league opponent Elco. A bad start did the Trojans in as Elco won the game, 45-38.
Elco jumped out to a 17-9 lead after one quarter. Tulpehoclen cut the lead to seven by halftime, and four after three quarters. But Elco fought back to outscored the locals in the final period, 15-12.
Ekvall led the way for Tulpehocken with 20 points in the game, including four three-point buckets. Carles and Keeney each had seven points.
Tulpehocken High School girls’ basketball team fell to 1-3 in the Berks League and 5-8 overall after three losses last week.
On Jan. 8, the Lady Trojans traveled to Kutztown to take on the Lady Cougars in a Berks League game. Thanks to a big second quarter, Kutztown was able to defeated the Lady Trojans, 53-41.
Kutztown jumped out to a 12-8 lead after one quarter, then pulled away in the second quarter, outscoring Tulpehocken, 16-1.
Jamie Fisher led the Tulpehocken scoring with 17 points in the game. Taylor Boyer scored 12 and Morgan Firestone added four.
On Jan. 11, Tulpehocken played host to Oley Valley. The Lynx used a strong first quarter to defeat the Trojans, 52-32.
Oley jumped out to a 22-8 lead after one quarter. The Trojans played right with the Lynx the rest of the way, but couldn’t put a dent in the lead.
Boyer and Fisher led the Trojan offense with nine points each, while Darian Gordon scored six and Brooke Boyer had five.
On Jan. 12, the Trojans went back on the road to take on Williams Valley in a non-league battle. Williams Valley played well in the first half then hung on to a 46-35 victory.
Williams Valley jumped out to an 11-6 lead after one quarter, then extended the lead to 19 by halftime, 28-9. Tulpehocken started a comeback in the second half, but could not come back all the way.
Taylor Boyer scored nine points for Tulpehocken and Fisher scored eight. Brooke Boyer and Firestine scored six points apiece.
The Tulpehocken High School wrestling team fell to 0-4 in the league and 0-15 overall after losing to Wyomissing on Jan. 9, 62-16.
Winning by pins for Tulpehocken were: J. DiGenova (182)m 1:01; and Cody Oswald (195), 36 seconds. Angel Ramos (106) won by a major decision, 9-1.