Later this week, the Methacton wrestling team will attempt to win the District 1-AAA Duals championship, beginning Friday at Upper Dublin High School.
It's hard to think of a better way to start off such a week than with a win over last year's district duals champion, Owen J. Roberts.
Methacton got pins from James Jones, Tracey Green and Eric Straup before Steven Denner's match-clinching fall at 132 to give the Warriors a 42-23 Pioneer Athletic Conference victory over OJR Monday night.
Methacton ran off four straight wins in the upper weights, Devin Bradley and Tahar Ferradji's decisions preceding pins by Jones and Green to open a 24-7 lead.
Back-to-back pins by Ryan Resnick (106) and Derek Gulotta (113) gave the Wildcats life, but Straup and Dylan Henery's decision at 126 stemmed the tide.
The match opened with OJR's Drew Gerber winning by major decision at 152 before the Wildcats were forced to forfeit at 160.
The match concluded with the Warriors' Joe Staley edging Dominick Petrucelli, 5-1, in a showdown of the area's top 145-pounders.
Methacton 65, Pottstown 48: Zach Jenkins led the way for Methacton with a double-double, pumping in 20 points and grabbing 13 rebounds, in the PAC-10 win over host Pottstown. Justin Ardman chipped in with 15 points for the Warriors.
Rich Duvivier led Pottstown with 18 points, including four 3-pointers, while Denzel Harvey chipped in 14 points, and Bryant Quill scored 10.
Methacton moves to 9-1 in the PAC-10 and 11-6 overall, with Pottstown now 4-6 in the PAC-10.
Spring-Ford 61, Perkiomen Valley 56: Nick Stanek led Spring-Ford with 20 points, while Gary Hopkins scored 16 in a PAC-10 win. Drew Kakareka chipped in 11 points, including three 3-pointers. For Perk Valley, Purnell Wilson scored a game-high 27 points and Mekhi Clemons scored 16.
Trailing 26-22 at the half, the Rams outscored the Vikings 20-10 in the third quarter to pull away for the win to up their PAC-10 record to 11-0 and solidify their top place in the Liberty Division.
Perk Valley fell to 5-5 in the PAC-10.
Methacton 70, Pottstown 30: Kelly Glatthorn scored 21 while freshman Ryan DeOrio added 19 as Methacton took control early and cruised to a 70-30 victory over Pottstown.
Pottstown's Sidney Sanford led the Trojans with 16 points — her seventh game in double figures.
Emmaus 56, Pottsgrove 22: Six-foot freshman Kiyae White scored 12 points while Beth Wiseley and Drea Watkins each added 10 points as Emmaus took a comfortable lead early and rolled past Pottsgrove.
Diana Randleman led the Falcons with six points but the team only mustered eight field goals as it could not battle back from a 31-9 halftime deficit.
Karly Conrad, back from an injury that sidelined her in the team's victory over Upper Perkiomen last Thursday, recorded three points.
Downingtown East 61, Phoenixville 39: Paige Warfel torched the Phantoms for 30 points, going 13-for-14 from the free-throw line, as Downingtown East made easy work of Phoenixville in a non-league showdown.
Warfel scored 16 of her 30 points in the first half as Downingtown East opened up a 32-13 lead at the break before doubling their score in the remaining time.
Jada Boyce scored 10 of her team-high 15 points in the fourth quarter while Nomi Washington finished with 10 points.
Perkiomen School 52, West-Mont Christian 22:Nicole Pupillo led Perkiomen with 24 points, including going 8-for-9 from the foul line, as the streaking Panthers defeated host West-Mont in a Tri-County League game. Kristen Burdo scored 12 points for Perkiomen.
Kylie Stimson led West-Mont with nine points, with Julia Klenske scoring seven.