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Mercury Roundup (March 17): Miller, Swavely finish top 15 at Pa. Bowling Championships


Daniel Boone’s Evan Miller finished ninth and Pottsgrove’s David Swavely took 13th place at the PA State Singles Bowling Championships Friday at Eastway Lanes in Erie. Miller bowled a score of 1,172 in the six-game qualifying series and Swavely scored 1,121. Swavely, who was state runner-up two years ago, rolled the third-highest qualifying game with a score of 247.

The top five out of 24 bowlers competed in a stepladder playoff with Ayden Davis from Antietam defeating Cameron Wegert from Middletown 278-192 in the championship match. Ryana Gonzalez from Central Dauphin East won the girls final over Emma Fetterman from Shikellamy, 243-223.



Boyertown 6, Pennridge 0: Catcher Steven Colucci was 3-for-4 with two RBI and Richard Black threw five scoreless innings to lead Boyertown to a shutout in its non-league opener.

Colucci, who hit a two-run homer in the three-run third inning, led the Bears’ 10-hit offense, which also got two-hit games from Max Kneidinger and Randy Wynings.

Black allowed three hits over five innings and struck out two. Joseph Kerns tossed two innings of hitless ball in relief.

Upper Merion 11, Interboro 2



Boyertown 1, Plymouth Whitemarsh 0

Ella Hurter hurled a four-hit shutout with 11 strikeouts to lead the Bears over the Colonials in a pitchers’ duel Friday on opening day. Alexis Laboy’s solo home run in the sixth inning was the lone run.

Molly Moore took the hard-luck loss for PW, only allowing two hits with four strikeouts and two walks.

Upper Perkiomen 16, Brandywine Heights 5

Upper Perk’s first five batters combined for 11 hits, including two-hit, four-RBI days for Darby Gasda and winning pitcher Madalyn Dyer in a five-inning, non-league win over the Bullets.

Ashley Forrest had a home run, three hits and three RBI and Kristina Molnar, Elizabeth Proctor had two hits apiece.

Dyer allowed four hits, zero earned runs and struck out nine.

Methacton 4, Downingtown East 3

Methacton did its scoring in the first three innings and winning pitcher Courtney Freese had the runs hold up in a non-league season-opening win.

Freese went the distance, allowing four hits, three runs and striking out four.

Jenna Kaufman and Mady Polonsky each had two hits and an RBI. Avery Schwartz scoring the would-be winning run in the third on a Mia Pettine single.

Archbishop Carroll 15, Upper Merion 5

Perkiomen Valley 3, Hatboro-Horsham 1


Upper Merion 17, Great Valley 6

Casey Lamey scored his 100th career goal for the Vikings in Friday’s non-league win over the visiting Patriots.
Kevin Roseland led Upper Merion with eight goals and an assist, Andrew Haney scored four and Lamey had two goals and four assists. Also for the Vikings, Justin Besz scored once with five assists and Lincoln Jones and Collin McCormick added a goal each. Ryan Becker won 23 of 26 faceoffs for UM and Nathan Uhl made four saves in his first varsity win.

Wissahickon 15, Methacton 9



Upper Perkiomen 14, Lower Moreland 0

Upper Perk ran out to a 12-0 halftime lead and cruised to victory in its non-league opener. Mary Kate Sitko scored five goals and had five caused turnovers while Abby Davidheiser and Payton Bettys scored three apiece. Other scorers for UP were Maggie Milkowich (2), Marianne Uber and Abby Orsini.

Marple Newtown 18, Pottsgrove 2

The Falcons couldn’t keep pace with the Tigers in Friday’s season opener. Pottsgrove goals came from Taylor Fiorini and Christine Hires and Lily Guerette made 10 saves.

Council Rock North 14, Perkiomen Valley 12



Daniel Boone 7, Upper Perkiomen 0

Singles: Sam Shank (DB) def. Henry Queeney, 6-0, 6-3; Owen Blume (DB) def. Steve Schmittinger, 6-2, 4-6, 10-8; Lucas Armbruster (DB) def. Ben Buckwalter, 6-1, 6-2.
Doubles: Caiden Oister/John Hartline (DB) def. Kaden Dennis/Dylan Dick, 6-0, 6-1; Angelo Salemno/Logan Illigasch (DB) def. Theo Deskevich/Colton Moser, 6-1, 6-3; Nick Cozzone/Luke LeBlanca (DB) def. Armani Avant-Brown/Mateo Schneidt, 6-3, 6-2; Daniel Shank/Zack Thompson (DB) def. Alex Laubach/Sebastian Gianfriddo, 6-1, 4-6, 10-6.


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