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Written by Bradley Schlegel, Staff Writer
January 15, 2020

            Despite going 0 for 7 in the medal rounds of the Pioneer Athletic Conference Championships, Upper Perkiomen's wrestling team exceeded expectations, according

Tommy Flud applies a headlock during a 170-pound during the 

Pioneer Athletic Conference Championships on Jan. 11.

to head coach Steve Adam.

            "The end of the tournament was a disappointment," he said. "There were a lot of tough close matches. But at the end of the day, I can say we wrestled well as a team."

            Matt Milkowich (106 pounds), Matt Marin (113) and Zach Rozanski (138) each reached the gold medal match on Saturday, Jan. 11 at Pottsgrove High School, but lost. Keaton Durning (145) and Soren Svanson (160) finished fourth. Shane Freeh (120) and Austin DiDomenico (120) ended up in sixth place.

            "We had a good weekend," said Adam, whose team finished sixth overall out of 12 teams. "Most of the guys wrestled above where they were seeded."

            Milkowich (11-6), the top seed at 106, advanced to the finals with a ...



Written by Bradley Schlegel, Staff Writer
January 15, 2020

            Since a pair of disappointing losses in December, Perkiomen School's girls basketball team appears to be on a glide path towards success. The team has won

Chardae Stone drives down the lane for Perkiomen Sch-

ool on Jan. 9.  Stone scored a game-high 3 points to lead

the team to a victory over Old Fields.

consecutive games and is running the floor aggressively.

           "We're finally starting to play up to expectations." head coach Jessica Walton said.

            The Panthers started the stretch with a pair of home victories. They defeated Old Fields (MD) 47-43 in overtime on Thursday, Dec. 9. Chardae Stone led all scorers with 23 points. Janayshia Brown contributed 10 points.

            The following day, the team posted a 65-16 victory over Delaware Valley Friends School in the Tri-County Independent School League. Stone and Brown each outscored the visiting Dragons. Stone posted a game-high 19 points. Brown delivered 17 points, and Akasha Santos contributed 14 points.

            On Monday the Panthers suffered a 46-31 road loss to the Barrack Hebrew Academy in the Tri-County Independent School League. Stone scored a team-high 12 points.

            Perkiomen School (3-2 league, 5-4 overall) could not avenge a Dec. 12 loss to Cougars. According to Walton, her team struggled similarly in a Dec. 17 loss to Lawrenceville School.

            "The players really beat themselves up over both of them," the coach said.

             According to Stone, the team made a lot of silly mistakes, such as not hustling to get back on defense. She said the players felt like they didn't do what they needed to do to succeed.

            With six new players, including several who were new to the sport, Perkiomen School needed some time to gel, according to the coach. Stone said the ...



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