Upper Perk's Jared Kuhns started with a pin of Pope John Paul II wrestler Ryan O'Donnell in the quarterfinal round of wrestling in the 113-pound bout of the Pioneer Athletic Conference Championships on Saturday in Boyertown.
Jared Kuhns got hit with a headlock, but stayed on his feet. A few seconds later, he secured third place at 113 pounds in the Pioneer Athletic Conference Championships on Saturday.
"We were all shocked," interim head coach Jake Engle said. "Jared took his game up another notch."
Kuhns and Jarek Svanson (132 pounds) each won their consolation final match for Upper Perkiomen during the post-season tournament at Boyertown Area Senior High School.
Michael Modugno captured the 220-pound title. Jacob Folk (152) earned a silver medal. Zach Rozanski (15-14) finished sixth at 120 pounds for the Indians, who finished seventh out of 12 teams. All five qualified for the next weekend's District I Class AAA West Tournament at Spring-Ford. "Things went pretty much as expected," Engle said....
Perkiomen's Reggie James drives for a layup in last Wednesday's game against Friends' Central. James scored eight points.
As The Perkiomen School headed towards last week's Tri-County Independent School League title game amid a grueling schedule, Nick Guadarrama said the team would rely on its mental acumen.
"We will be physically tired, but we have to remain mentally sharp," Guadarrama said, referring to the two upcoming post-season games.
However, the Panthers lost both. On Thursday, Feb. 16, they fell 63-55 to Phelps School in the league championship game at Neumann University. Two days later, their season ended in a 53-45 loss at Episcopal Academy in the Pennsylvania Independent School State Tournament.
Head coach Thomas Baudinet called it a disappointing end to the season. "The lack of shooting really hurt us the last two games," he said. "In some key moments, we were not able to hit key shots."...