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The Hamburg High School boys’ basketball team fell to 0-7 in the Berks League and 3-16 overall after losing two of three games last week.
On Jan. 22, the Hawks played host to Oley Valley. The Lynx got off to a great start which turned out to be all they would need to defeat Hamburg, 49-36.
Oley Valley outscored the Hawks in the first quarter, 20-7. Hamburg played right with the Lynx the rest of the way but could not mount a comeback.
Justin Barr led the Hamburg offense with 12 points in the contest. Daniel Preston scored 11 points and Josh Kisha added five.
On Thursday, Jan. 26, the Hawks traveled to Elverson to take on Twin Valley. The game was close throughout, but the Raiders used a big fourth quarter to defeat the Hawks, 58-48.
It was Hamburg that got the early lead, jumping out to a 13-7 lead after one quarter. Twin Valley came back to tie the game at halftime, 26-26. The Raiders were able to pull away a bit in the fourth quarter when they outscored the Hawks, 58-48.
Preston led the Hamburg offense with 21 points in the game. Kisha scord 17 and Saggi Harvinder added six.
On Saturday, Jan 26, Hamburg hit the road for a non-league game at Lancaster Country Day School. The Hawks played consistently well througout the game and came away with a 50-37 victory.
Hamburg jumped out to a 13-5 lead after one quarter, then increased the lead to 11 by halftime, 25-14. Hamburg was able to hold off any second half comeback by the hosts.
Kisha paced the Hamburg offense with 16 points in the game. Preston netted 14 points while Patrick Barter scored eight and Harvinder added six.
The Hamburg High School girls’ basketball team split a pair of games last week. The Lady Hawks are 3-3 in the Berks League and 12-6 overall.
On Tuesday, Jan. 22, the Lady Hawks traveled to Oley Valley for a Bekrs League battle against the undefeated Lady Lynx. Oley proved why they own the top spot in the division when it defeated Hamburg, 63-48.
The Lynx took control of the game in the first quarter when they outscored Hamburg, 24-5. Hamburg cut the lead to 14 by halftime, but were unable to recover from the defcit.
Kassidy Lesher led the Hamburg offense with 15 points in the contest. Sydney Lesher contributed with 12 and Tara Klee added 10.
On Jan. 26, Hamburg was on the road again, this time at Lancaster Country Day School for a non-league game. The Lady Hawks were way too much for Lancaster as the locals cruised to a 52-19 victory.
The Hawks jumped out to a commanding 15-2 lead after one quarter. They increased the lead to 20 by halftime, 26-6, then put the game away in the third quarter by outscoring their hosts, 16-7.
This time it was Sydney Lesher who paced the Hamburg offense with 15 points. Kassidy Lesher netted 11 and Klee scored 10. Kelly Walker chipped in with six points.
The Hamburg High School wrestling team finished second in their division and qualified for the Berks County League playoffs. On Jan 26, Hamburg took on Exeter in the quarterfinal round of the playoffs. The Eagles started the match with two pins and although Hamburg did come back and close withint two points, the Eagles were abel to hold the Hawks off and win the match, 46-28.
Earning pins for Hamburg were: Nicholas Reber (285), 1:14; and Kerry Mega (126), 5:13. At 120 pounds, Sean Stanish won by a technical fall, 16-0 in 5:55. Cody Miller also won by a technical fall for Hamburg, 18-2 in 3:53.
Winning by decisions for Hamburg were: Chris Kummerer (132), 6-0; and Marc Kramer (160), 8-4.
Earlier in the week, Hamburg defeated Mt. Carmel in a non-league match, 54-17.
Earning pins for Hamburg were: Nick Oswald (145), 2:31; Miller (170), 3:50; Shane Shollenberger (120), 4:35; and Matt James (132), 5:36.
Stanish (126) won by a major decision, 15-3, as did Chris Kummerer (138) and Ruben Trujillo (160). Winning by decisions for Hamburg were Logan Lackey (195) and Mike Kahn (113).
The Hamburg High School boys’ bowling team is still fighting for a playoff spot in Division 2 of the Berks League. Last week the Hawks split a pair of matches and are now 18-12 in the Berks League and in fourth place in the division. The Hawks need to catch third place Oley Valley (21-9) to make the playoffs.
Third place in the division may have been decided on Jan. 22 when Hamburg and Oley squared off. Oley came out on top, 3-0.
Justin Mengel led the way for Hamburg with a three-game series of 644. Zac Rhoades bowled a 592 series.
Oley Valley won the junior varsity match, 3-0.
On Jan. 24, Hamburg defeated Antietam, 3-0. Collin Geschwindt led the way for Hamburg with a series of 614. Nate Foster bowled a 540 and Rhoades a 539.
Antietam won the junior varsity match, 2-1.
The Hamburg High School girls’ bowling team won a pair of matches last week and is alone in second place in Division 2 of the Berks League with a record of 24-6.
On Jan. 24, Hamburg defeated third place Oley Valley, 2-1. Hamburg was led by Brooke Reed who bowled a three-game series of 619, while Samantha Scherer bowled a 571 and Rachel Szafranski bowled a 526.
On Jan. 24, Hamburg shutout Antietam, 3-0. The Lady Hawks were led by Scherer who bowled a 610 series. Reed bowled a 475 and Szafranski a 472.
The Schuylkill Valley High School boys’ basketball team dropped a pair of games last week. The Panthers are 2-5 in the Berks League and 7-11 overall.
On Jan., 22, the Panthers hit the road to take on Wyomissing in a league battle. The Spartans used a strong start to defeat the Panthers, 60-52.
Wyomissing jumped out to a 16-5 lead after one quarter. The Panthers cut the lead to three by halftime, but the Spartans pulled back away in the fourth quarter when they outscored the Panthers, 18-13.
Jon Maulick led the Schuylkill Valley offense with 15 points in the contest. Kyle Beissel chipped in with 14 points and Jared Chelius added 10. Evan Hargrave scored seven and Connor Sausser had six.
On Jan. 24, Schuylkill Valley was back at home to battle Conrad Weiser. The game went down to the end but it was the Scouts that came out on top, 64-63.
The Panthers took a 13-10 lead into the second quarter, then extended the lead to 10 at halftime. But Weiser came roaring back in the final period, outscoring the Panthers, 24-13.
Beissel led the Schuylkill Valley offense with 21 points in the game. Frank Melvin and Chelius each scored 12 while Christian Feliciano scored five.
The Hamburg High girls’ basketball team split a pair of games last week and are now 0-7 in league play and 2-16 overall.
On Jan. 22, the Lady Panthers took to the road to battle Wyomissing in a non-league game. Despite a slow start, the Lady Panthers were able tuo pull out their second win of the season, 35-32.l
The Spartans took the early lead, 10-3 after one quarter. But the Lady Panthers fought back in the second quarter, outscoring their hosts, 12-4.
Emily Hepner led the Schuylkill Valley offense with 12 points in the contest. Lauren McEwen chipped in with eight points and Abby Boyer had seven.
On Jan. 26, Schuylkill Valley remained on the road to battle Conrad Weiser. The Scouts proved too much for the locals as Conrad Weiser won the game, 58-24.
Weiser held a 24-12 halftime lead, then pulled away in the second half, outscoring the Panthers in the third period, 20-8, and the fourth, 14-4.
Hepner paced the Schuylkill Valley offense once again with 15 points.
The Schuylkill Valley High School wrestling team advanced to the championship match of the Berks County League playoffs. After defeating Governor Mifflin in the semifinals, 36-31, the Panthers were downed by Wilson in the championship match, 53-16.
The Panthers completed the regular season on Jan. 23, when they downed Kutztown, 67-12.
Earning pins for the Panthers were: Trevor Crupi (285), 0:22; Mason Shuman (113), 3:39; Tanner White (126), 0:15; Zachary Homan (145), 0:43; and Colby Geisinger (160), 1:20.
Jacob Horst (106), Josh Siorgio (120), Kyle Dimivitz (132) and Joey Runkle (152) all for by forfeits.
Dante Giorgio (220) won by a 2-1 decision.
In the semifinal round victory over Mifflin, earning pins for the Panthers were: Dante Giorgio (220), 4:27; Horst (106), 3:57; and White (132), 0:37.
Winning by decisions for Schuylkill Valley were: Crupi (285), 7-4; Shuman (113), 6-1; Josh Giorgio (120), 18-5; and Jonah Horst (160), 16-13.
Homan was by a technical fall, 19-4 in 4:29.
Winning by decisions over Wilson were: Crupi (285), 4-2 in overtime; Josh Giorgio, 15-1; and Homan (145), 7-3. Jacob Horst (106) won by a forfeit.
The Schuylkill Valley High School boys’ swimming team lost to Governor Mifflin on Jan. 22, 113-72.
Winning individual events for Schuylkill Valley were: Andrew Strause, 200 individual medley (2:05.81); Jordan Felix, 100 back (1:01.27); and Luke Raudenbush, 100 breast (1:04.48).
Also winning for Schuylkill Valley was the 200 medley relay team of Charlie Pletz, Raudenbush, Nick Leidy and Matt Griesemer (1:47.04).
The Schuylkill Valley High School girls’ swim team lost to Gov. Mifflin on Jan. 22, 100-86. The Lady Panthers were led by Jackie McDevitt, Noelle Koonce and Lexi Glassmire who each won two individual events in the meet.
McDevitt was first in the 200 individual medley (2:22.41) and the 500 free (5:33.82); Koonce won the 50 free (25.62 seconds) and the 100 free (57.20 seconds); and Glassmire won the 100 fly (1:01.51) and the 100 back (1:04.47).
Also winning for Schuylkill Valley was the 200 free relay team of Glassmire, Koonce, McDevitt and Sarah Strause (1:43.86); and the 400 free relay team of McDevitt, Koonce, Daisy Grace and Glassmire (3:50.57).
The Schuylkill Valley High School boys’ bowling team split a pair of league matches last week. The Panthers are 19-8 in league action and 25-8 overall.
On Jan. 22, the Panthers blanked Muhlenberg, 3-0. Tyler Dautrich led the way for Schuylkill Valley with a three-game series of 687. Ed Skorpinski bowled a 637 series and Brian Biscmaier bowled a 630.
Muhlenberg won the junior varsity match, 2-1.
On Jan. 23, the Panthers lost to Conrad Weiser, 2-1. Matt Keller was the high roller for the locals with a series of 711. Skorpinski bowled a 653 series.
The Schuylkill Valley High School girls’ bowling team split a pair of matches last week, but remained in first place in Division 2 with a record of 25-2.
In a non-league match on Jan. 22, the Lady Panthers were defeated by Muhlenberg, 3-0. Kristen Keller was the high roller for Schuylkill Valley with a three-game series of 607. Ashlin Long bowled a 577 series.
On Jan. 23, the Panthers blanked Conrad Weiser, 3-0. Long led the way for the Panthes with a series of 607. Keller bowled a 578 and Sarah Skorpinski a 557.
The Tulpehocken High School boys’ basketball team had a win and two losses last week and are now 2-5 in the Berks League and 7-12 overall.
On Jan. 22, the Trojans played host to Conestoga Christian School in a non-league game. It went down the wire but Tulpehocken won the game, 40-37.
Robert Ekvall and Noah Carles led the Tulpehocken offense with 10 points apiece. Kevin Berry scored eight and Clinton Keeney scored six.
The Trojans got back into league action on Jan. 24 when they hit the road to take on Brandywine Heights. Brandywine used a 22-point fourth quarter to defeat the Trojans, 52-47.
Tulpehocken held a 24-23 halftime lead, but the Bullets outscored the Trojans in the fourth quarter, 22-15 to pull out the victory.
Ekvall scored 12 points to pace the Tulpehocken offense, while Berry netted 11 and Bryan Mellon had nine.
On Jan. 26, the Trojans hosted Conrad Weiser. The Scouts proved too much for the locals as Tulpehocken lost the game, 65-39.
Weiser jumped out to a 14-9 lead after one quarter, then increased the advantage to 15 by halftime, 31-16. They pulled away in the third quarter when they outscored the Trojans, 18-10.
Ekvall led the Tulpehocken offense with 13 points, while Mellon scoreed eight and Carles added seven.
The Tulpehocken High School girls’ basketball team split a pair of games last week. The Lady Trojans are 3-4 in the league and 9-9 overall.
On Jan. 25, Tulehocken played host to non-league opponent Conestoga Christian. The Lady Trojans overwhelmed Conestoga and won the game, 44-15.
Tulpehocken took command of the game early, outscoring their guests, 12-2 after one quarter. By halftime, the lead was up to 16, 22-6. They put the game away in the third quarter by outscoring Conestoga Christian, 12-4.
Morgan Firestine led the way for Tulpehocken with 12 points in the game. Jamie Fisher and Hannah Zerbe each scored six points while Audrey Jonas and Myriah Troutman each had four.
On Jan. 25, the Lady Trojans were defeated by Brandywine Heights in a Berks League battle, 44-37. Tulpehocken held a 26-19 halftime lead, but the Lady Bullets came back in the third quarter, outscoring the locals, 12-5. They also outscored the Trojans in the fourth quarter, 13-6.
Brooke Boyer was the high scorer for Tulpehocken with 14 points in the contest. Taylor Boyer netted 10 points Meagan Loos added seven.