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Mercury Roundup (May 1): Pottstown’s Smallwood shines at Perk Valley Invite

Boys track & field

PV Invitational >> Darius Smallwood capped a solid week of competition by winning three races at Saturday’s invitational meet hosted by Perkiomen Valley.

Smallwood, three days removed from a near-school record run in the 800 during Pottstown’s meet with Pottsgrove, had district-qualifying standards in three events. The Trojan senior won the 300 intermediate hurdles in 40,67, the 400 in 50.42 and the 800 in 1:58.15.

Hunter Flack had a banner day of his own, winning two field events. The UP senior had a meet-record and district-qualifying jump of 15 feet while also taking the javelin (146-1)

Other competitors making district qualification were Boyertown’s Julian Saunders in the 200 (22,6), Pottstown’s Jahzeel Watson in the high jump (6-5) and Spring-Ford’s Kyle Kennedy in the shot put (51-3). Saunders also scored a first in the 100 (11.4), as did Watson in the triple jump (41-1) and Kennedy in the discus (141-10).

Girls track & field

PV Invitational >> Renee Simmonds had a doubly-good day Saturday, winning two events with district-qualifying marks during the invitational meet at Perkiomen Valley.

Simmonds’ firsts in the 300 intermediate hurdles (48.29) and discus (116-1) qualified her for the District 1-AAA meet later this month. Three other competitors won with district-qualifying marks, with Methacton’s Madi Eastmure a double winner.

Eastmure took the 100 hurdles with a 16.48 clocking good for district-level competition, and she also headed the high jump with a 5-3. Spring-Ford’s Nene Mokonchu went 58.72 in the 400, and Methacton’s Kaitlyn Richards jumped 10 feet in the pole vault.

Another Methacton competitor, Summer Mellow, won the 200 (28.01) and long jump (15-8).

Boys Lacrosse

Perkiomen Valley 16, Boyertown 10 >> The Vikings built a 10-0 lead as they cruised to a PAC vicotry on Saturday.

The starting attack unit of senior Jack Scaliti (4g 1a), junior Matt Farrington (4g. 2a) and junior Dane Hagen (2g, 3a) combined for 9 of the 10 goals in an offensive explosion before half time.

Ryder Gehris and Aidan McFalls both tallied a pair of goals for Boyertown.

Springside Chestnut Hill 9, Spring-Ford 8 >> An overtime goal downed the Rams in Saturday’s non-league game.

Aaron Judge and Justin Wixted netted a pair of goals and Christian Marchini and Will Fish added a goal an an assist each in the loss. Matt Smith made seven saves.

Hill School 12, Princeton Day 3 >> Mike Kapral’s four goals paced the Blues during Saturday’s win.

Kapral scored four times and added an assist. Lesko chipped in a pair of goals and added four assists. Cory Carpi scored twice, Carter Straub adde a goal and an assist and John Imperato, Aidan Dunn and Cooper Sugden scored.


Panthers swept >> Perkiomen School came up short of Malvern Prep in Saturday’s non-league doubleheader. MP took the first game, 9-6, and the second, 7-3.

Perkiomen (5-9) rebounded from a disastrous first inning where it gave up seven runs, played well and fighting back before ultimately losing. Ryan Stubblefield entered in the second and pitched well from that point, giving up just two runs. Tony Holden had a solo home run and two RBI, along with Isaac Pena’s two-RBI game

The second game saw the Panthers score first but unable to hold the lead. Freshman Cesar Lopez went 2-for-3 and drove in a run.

Wyomissing 10, Daniel Boone 7 >> The Blazers were doomed by nine combined runs in the fourth and fifth innings during Saturday’s Berks loss.

Riley Brady led Boone at the plate by going 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI. Alex Vassallo also had a pair of hits.

Gov. Mifflin 10, Daniel Boone 2 >> Mifflin jumped the Blazers from the start, plating all 10 of its runs in the first three innings of Friday’s Berks contest.

Ethan Rissmiller was strong in relief, allowing two earned runs in 5.2 innings, including three shutout frames to finish the game. Dalton Cymbalski, Jack Fisher and Zach Sherzer doubled for Boone



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