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Written by Bradley Schlegel, Staff Writer
January 17, 2019

            Over the summer, Nick Petolicchio ran into a former wrestling coach at the grocery store who inquired about his future plans. "What are you doing with your

Nate Reinharg controls Sean Williams during Upper Perk's 

64-6 win over Upper Merion.  Geinharg scored a second-per-

iod fall at 132 pounds.

life?" the youth coach asked Petolicchio.

            The man asked if Petolicchio, who is home schooled, would consider filling the heavyweight class on Upper Perkiomen's wrestling team. The student didn't need much convincing to accept the offer.

            "I had gotten pretty bored with what I was doing," Petolicchio said. "And I really wanted to compete again."

            Petolicchio, who hasn't wrestled since sixth grade, has become a consistent scorer for the Indians. Last week, he registered his fourth pin of the season in a 64-6 victory over Upper Merion. The junior needed just 47 seconds to defeat Treymayne Brown. According to Petolicchio, Brown charged at him and attempted to execute a throw.

            "He didn't get it in right," Petolicchio said. "So I caught him in a bear hug and took him down."

            The Indians won every bout in the Pioneer Athletic Conference match except for a forfeit at 195 pounds and a double forfeit at 220 pounds.

            Matt Martin (113) Nate Reinhart (132) Gavin Marks (138), Soren Svanson (170) and Austin DiDomenico (182) each won by fall. 

            Keaton Durning registered a 10-0 major decision over Johnathan Baez at 145. Mike Milkowich posted a 9-4 victory over Ayden Cheng at 126. Daniel Hawkins hung on for a 4-3 win over Eduardo Lozada at 160.

            Despite not wrestling since 6th grade, Petolicchio (7-10) is ...



Written by Bradley Schlegel, Staff Writer
January 17, 2019

            Keeshawn Kellman missed seven games after suffering a broken right thumb in December. During that stretch, Perkiomen School's boys basketball team lost five out

Titus Wilkins shoots between two defenders during Perki-

omen School's victory over West Nottingham Academy.

Wilkins finished with 12 points.

of six games, including a three straight defeats. Since the 6-foot-8 center's return, the team has won consecutive games.

            "Our other post players are pretty good," Head coach Thomas Baudinet said. "But they can't do what he does. Keeshawn rebounds, he attacks the rim and protects the basket. He's a force    inside."

            Kellman and Chris Arcidiacono helped the Panthers breeze to a 75-40 non-league victory over West Nottingham Academy on Tuesday. They converted their initial seven shots from the field. Chris Arcidiacono hit a pair of 3-point shots during the early flurry.

            Arcidiacono scored 17 of his game-high 26 points in the first half, finishing with eight 3-point baskets. He added eight rebounds. Kellman delivered 10 points and added seven boards. Both ran the floor effectively. Baudinet called it his team's most complete performance on the season, by far.

           "Our guys started with real good energy, intensity and focus," he said." Plus, we're able to hit our shots, helped keep us rolling. Sometimes, when the shots don't fall and it can be deflating. But they fell, and it really fueled us."

           Titus Wilkins delivered eight of 12 points before halftime for Perkiomen School (10-8). Niels Lane registered nine of his 11 points in the initial 16 minutes, and Kellman registered seven before halftime. The Allentown native delivered ...



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