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Mercury Roundup (10.20): OJR’s Fedun, Boone’s Yenser tie for 14th at PIAA championships

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PIAA Championships >> The Mercury-Area had one first-timer and one veteran competing at Tuesday’s PIAA Class 3A Girls and Boys Golf Championships.

Daniel Boone’s Colton Yenser, who finished 28th at states last year, shot a three-over 74 on Tuesday at Heritage Hills Golf Course in York, Pa. to finish tied for 14th in the PIAA Class 3A boys tournament, which was seven shots behind state champion Calen Sanderson (-4) of Holy Ghost Prep.

In her first time at states, OJR sophomore Stefania Fedun shot an eight-over 80 at Heritage Hills. West Chester East’s Victoria Kim shot an even-par 72 and defeated Emmaus’ Michelle Cox in a playoff to win the state title.

Girls Soccer

Boyertown 2, Perkiomen Valley 1 >> Sam Devlin’s two first-half goals gave the Bears (5-3, 6-4) a win over the Vikings in Tuesday’s PAC game.

Maddie Zielke scored for PV.

Methacton 3, Upper Perkiomen 1 >> The Warriors did all their scoring in a 17-minute span Tuesday to handle the Indians in their PAC matchup.

Methacton opened the scoring on a Julia McCann goal in the 27th minute from a feed from senior Danielle Hollidge. Upper Perk equalized on a Sarah Fisher breakaway off a feed from Megan Cairns two minutes later.

Warriors’ Kirsten O’Brien scored in the 38th minute from a McCann assist, and junior Ruby Murray closed the scoring in the 43rd minute on a penalty kick.

Methacton’s Mairi Smith made seven saves, while Upper Perk’s Gabby Neal stopped five.

Pope John Paul II 2, Upper Merion 1 >> Erin Flanagan and Cameron Schuler did the scoring for the Golden Panthers in Tuesday’s non-league of PAC teams with the Vikings.

Julia Hall was credited with an assist for PJP, which got six-save goal work from Gina Marinelli and strong defensive play from Lainey Owens, Lauryn Rezza and Sophia Hinke.

Daniel Boone 4, Fleetwood 2 >> Maggie Holloway scored three goals to lead the Blazers over the Tigers in Monday’s Berks League action.

Nyah Cody had Boone’s other goal while Nicole Brown (two), Lily Ferguson and Gabby Fontana were credited with assists. Jenna Heasley had a five-save game in the nets for the Blazers (7-2, 9-3).

Boys soccer

Owen J. Roberts 1, Pottsgrove 0 >> Stephen Mullen scored at the 36:38 mark in the first half Tuesday, lifting the Wildcats to victory over the Falcons in their PAC matchup.

Owen J. outshot Pottsgrove 13-6. Luke Kaiser had a 12-save day in goal for the Falcons, with Andrew Keddie making six stops for Roberts.

Methacton 1, Upper Perkiomen 0 >> Chris Rowland headed home a 30-yard free kick by Graham Halfpenny to give the Warriors their margin of victory over the Indians in PAC play Tuesday.

Upper Perkiomen finished with a 5-3 edge in shots on goal. Matthew Wanamaker had three goalkeeper saves for UP while Charlie Bordonaro (two) and Steve Remish (three) split time in the cage for Methacton (3-5-1).

Boys cross country

Boyertown 19, Pottsgrove 36 >> Cameron Kratz turned in the meet’s lone sub-19 minute run Tuesday, leading the Bears to victory over the Falcons in their PAC competition.

Kratz clocked an 18:27, beating teammate James DeSanto’s 19:11. Jace Smith was Pottsgrove’s top finisher, going third in 19:45.

Spring-Ford 15, Upper Perkiomen 49 >> Quinn Smith headed the Rams’ sweep of the first six spots Tuesday as they outran the Indians in their PAC meet.

Smith blistered his home course in 16:24, followed by Liam Baker at 16;47. Donnie Miller was UP’s first finisher, placing seventh in 17:36.

Owen J. Roberts 15, Upper Merion 41 >> Andrew McGonigle and Josh DiMarino went 1-2 to key the Wildcats’ runaway in Tuesday’s PAC meet with the Vikings.

McGonigle won in 17:34 while DiMarino placed second in 17:41. Parker Edge led UM’s 6-7-8-9 run by placing sixth in 18:10.

Girls cross country

Upper Perkiomen 26, Spring-Ford 30 >> While Julia Breisch won the race for the Rams, the Indians claimed three of the next four spots to lift the Indians over the Rams in their PAC meet Tuesday.

Breisch covered her home course in 20:56, seven seconds faster than UP’s Natalia Curley. But Abigaile Fox and Lauren Donahue were 4-5 for UP behind Spring-Ford’s Abigil Duersch, leading UP to a 5-for-7 finish in the Top 10.

Owen J. Roberts 16, Upper Merion 47 >> Maggie Lustig finished first Tuesday, heading the Wildcats’ win over the Vikings in their PAC meet.

Lustig clocked a 21:02, with teammate Calista Van Druff second in 21:27. Roberts also got a 3-4 effort from Emily Glasier and Sarah Karaman.

Boyertown xx, Pottsgrove xx >> Rachanee Tith (Bt) 23:13, Naomi Hillen (Pg) 23:51, Tamara Engler (Bt) 24:36, Gabriela Martin (Bt) 24:37, Ava Garsbauer (Bt) 25:41, Calista Faust (Pg) 25:46, Lillian DaSilva (Bt) 25:48, Abby Rice (Bt) 25:49, Noelle Barone (Pg) 25:55, Ella Albright (Bt) 27:44.

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