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Written by Bradley Schlegel, Staff Writer
May 24, 2018

            Before the tornado warning, Perkiomen School's softball team seemed

Perkiomen School shortstop Abbey Glavin tags a Mercy
runner attempting to steal second base during the
fifth inning Monday.

headed towards an early exit from the Tri-County League Independent School playoffs. But a suspension after one inning allowed the team to regroup.

            On Monday, the host Panthers resumed their semifinal round game against Mercy Career & Technical High School in top form. They needed only 67 minutes to rally from a two-run deficit and post a 15-4, five-inning victory.

            Lena Felix and Julia Kelly each highlighted a pair of seven-run rallies for Perkiomen School. Felix delivered a grand slam in the third inning, while Kelly smacked a two-run double to propel the team to Wednesday's league ...



Written by Bradley Schlegel, Staff Writer
May 24, 2018

            The Pioneer Athletic Conference Softball Final Four was cancelled Saturday due to heavy rain before a game could have been completed. The players were upset with the decision, according Alyssa Sullivan.

            "I think we would have won," said Sullivan, senior.

            However, Dean Sullivan is holding out hope the playoffs can be completed soon. Immediately after learning of the cancellation, the Upper Perkiomen coach sent an email to his counterparts at Methacton, Owen J. Roberts and Spring-Ford asking them to consider playing the games between the district and state tournaments. The coach said he has not yet received a response.

            "I feel bad for my players," he said. "Especially for the seniors. For four years, they have worked so hard to play for a conference title. It's a missed opportunity."

            Weather has wreaked havoc on the Indians and every other spring sports team. The coach cited snow early in the season and the recent heavy rain.  "We can't catch a break," Dean Sullivan said.

            Originally scheduled for ...



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