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Written by Bradley Schlegel, Staff Writer
January 18, 2018

            Whether it was the early start time, the second game in less than 24 hours, Perk Valley's sticky defense, and/or the Vikings plodding offense, the Upper Perk boys

basketball team fell to the visitors in a lethargic 47-38 loss on Tuesday in a game moved to four o'clock because of snow in the forecast.

            The Indians managed only 15 first half points, five in the second quarter, trailed at the half by eight and never held a lead after the first quarter.

            The Vikings (8-7, 1-3) effectively took Upper Perk out of any offensive rhythm with a defense that featured constant full-court pressure on point guard Liam Boyle.

            "They play hard-nosed defense. We kind of played into it," Upper Perk coach Jared Krupp noted after the game.

"They know that Liam's our point guard, and he's our general. Our offense pretty much starts with him, and they really put the face-guard on him."

            Tuesday was not the first time opposing teams have used this defensive strategy against Upper Perk. "There are different sets that ...



Written by Bradley Schlegel, Staff Writer
January 18, 2018

            Zach Rozanski allowed a takedown with 20 seconds left in the third period

            Saturday morning, but didn't lose his cool. Instead, Rozanski landed on his stomach and made his body rigid. The Upper Perkiomen sophomore prevented any near fall points to win his 138-pound bout.  "Zach never panicked," head coach Steve Adam said.

            Despite dominant performances by Robert Carpenter, Jared Kuhns, Jarek Svanson, and D.J. McIlvaine, the Indians suffered a 45-30 loss to Perkiomen Valley in the Pioneer Athletic Conference. 

            Five consecutive forfeit victories between 171 and the heavyweight bout allowed the visiting Vikings to overcome a 30-15 deficit.  "It's heartbreaking not to have any upper weights," Adam said. "That situation has made the ...



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