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Mercury Roundup (Jan. 18): Spring-Ford’s Milano reaches semifinal round at Escape the Rock

Wrestling

Escape The Rock >> Through Saturday’s early rounds, Joey Milano emerged as the lone area wrestler still in championship contention in the high-profile competition at Council Rock South.

Milano reached the semifinal round in the 182-pound bracket after winning two contested bouts. Off an opening-round bye, the Spring-Ford junior scored a second-period pin on Owen J. Roberts’ Tommy Dempsey before racking up a 15-0 technical fall on St. Joseph Regional’s Jack Farinaro.

Milano’s path to a championship belt will go through Downingtown West’s Maximus Hale, his opponent in the semis. He is the 182 second seed, Hale the third seed.

Milano’s Spring-Ford teammate Jack McGill (152)remained alive in wrestlebacks through the afternoon sessions.  Owen J. Roberts’ Antonio Petrucelli (145) remained along with Boyertown’s Jay Maldonado (113). Hill School had four still in contention: Kade Davidheiser (106), Kelvin Green (126), Sam Beckett (138) and Derek Schmaeling (195).

Girls basketball

Pottsgrove 58, Upper Perkiomen 20 >> Summer Walker and Riley Simon keyed the Falcons as they rolled over the Indians in Saturday’s PAC Frontier Division game.

Walker scored a game-high 14 points and made five steals while Simon added 11 points and cleared eight rebounds. Pottsgrove’s offense was at its most productive in the first and third quarters, scoring a respective 22 and 24 points.

Boys swimming

Hill School 122, Lawrenceville 63 >> The Blues took first in every event Saturday, racing past the Larries in their Mid-Atlantic Prep League meet.

Michael Wong, Justin Toomey and Matt Kenvin each won pairs of individual races: Wong the 50 free (2.04) and 100 free (47.27), Toomey the 200 free (1:50.79) and 500 free (4:57.11) and Kenvin the 200 IM (2:05.38) and 100 breast (1:01.35). They also figured in on the Hill’s sweep of the 200 medley (1:39.75), 200 free (1:32.04) and 400 free relays (3:30.92).

Girls swimming

Lawrenceville 100, Hill School 86 >> Alex Zelinske’s double-win performance was the high point for the Blues in Saturday’s Mid-Atlantic Prep League meet with the Larries.

Zelinske took the 200 IM (2:16.51) and 100 back (1:01.72) for the Hill, whose other individual firsts came from Kamilia Barkasi in the 100 breast (1:16.47) and Olivia DeVol in diving (261.75 points). Zelinske also helped the 200 free relay come out on top (1:44.39).

Indoor Track & Field

Haverford College >> Boyertown’s indoor track & field team competed at Haverford College on Saturday, despite some weather complications to the event schedule.

Jacob Eddinger was the Bears’ lone event winner, taking the shot put with a distance of 44-9.25. Jacob Bardsley finished third out of 20 competitors in the 400-meter dash (55.90).

Eric Muthersbaugh (2:07.37) and John Black 2:08.05 finished fifth and sixth, respectively, among 34 competitors in the 800. Cameron Kratz finished fourth in the 3,000.

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