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Written by Bradley Schlegel, Staff Writer
April 17, 2024

            Javelin may be Morgan O'Hara's best event. However, she has recently displayed similar acumen in the pole vault.
            Last weekend, the Upper Perkiomen sophomore earned a gold medal in both

O'Hara finished first in the javelin with a toss of 116-feet,

2-inches at the Coach Ron Livers Viking Invitational.

events at The Coach Ron Livers Viking Invitational. She also finished first in both field events during the team's Pioneer Athletic Conference match against Pottstown.
            "It's amazing how good she is at both events," said Clayton Mowrer, Upper Perkiomen's track and field head coach.
            At the meet on Saturday, April 13, O'Hara finished first in the javelin with a toss of 116 feet, 2 inches. She won the pole vault with a leap of 9 feet, 6 inches.
            Three days earlier, she won both events to help lead her team to a 110-40 victory over Pottstown in the Pioneer Athletic Conference. She threw the javelin 121 feet, 11 1/2 inches while vaulting 10 feet, 3 inches on Wednesday, April 10.

            Darius Reid delivered the top invitational performance for the Tribe boys. The ninth grader won the high jump. His leap of 6 feet, 2 inches qualified him for the District One Class 3A Championships.

            For O'Hara, success in both events, which ...

Written by Bradley Schlegel, Staff Writer
April 17, 2024

            Henry Queeney posted his first victory of the season last week against Pottsgrove. The following day, Upper Perkiomen's No. 1 tennis player rolled that into another win during the Pioneer Athletic Conference Singles Championships.

            Queeney scored a 10-4 victory over Norristown's Gael Palestino in the opening

On Monday Theo Deskevich, playing at no. 3 singles, got

a shutout over his opponent from Chistopher Dock.

round of the tournament on Thursday, April 11. The junior played with a little more aggression than usual, said head coach John Williamson.

            "When he tends to be more aggressive, his play improves," Williamson said.

            Queeney lost his second-round match at Perkiomen Valley High School to Jack Sawicki. The No. 5 seed from Owen J. Roberts registered a 10-4 victory.

            Sawicki won several points at the net. Williamson said he and Queeney strategized about keeping the opponent closer to the baseline.  "Henry played great," Willamson said. "He was very consistent. He made it respectable."

            Queeney struggled early on as the Tribe's top player. Williamson said the player struggled to find a consistent rhythm.  "It's tough when you're facing the opposition's best player in every match," the coach said.

            A 6-3, 6-1 victory over Pottsgrove's Evyn Brogley the day before seemed to invigorate Queeney, according to the coach. Queeney carried that momentum into the conference tourney.

            Steve Schmittinger lost his only match during the tournament. The Indians No. 2 player was defeated 10-3 by Phoenixville's Owen Graver.  "Steve put up a good fight," Williamson said. "[Graver] was just more consistent."

            On Monday, the Tribe ...




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