Owen J. Roberts’ Derek Gulotta celebrates after winning his 100th career match Tuesday night against Phoenixville. (Submitted photo)
Owen J. Roberts' Derek Gulotta celebrates after winning his 100th career match Tuesday night against Phoenixville. (Submitted photo)

Derek Gulotta joined the ranks of the area's 100-win leaders Tuesday.

And with the promise of assuming a lofty perch on the career wrestling chart before it's all over.

Gulotta got his 100th victory on the occasion of Owen J. Roberts' match with Phoenixville. His milestone night helped the Wildcats close out their Pioneer Athletic Conference regular season on a winning note: A 66-9 roll over the Phantoms to secure fourth place in the circuit's final standings.

Gulotta's first-period pin of Anthony Davido at 113 — the second of five posted by OJR — sparked his team to a 35-9 lead with six bouts left. The clincher came at 120, where Stone Bissland decked DuJuan Serrete-Davis in the first period to lock up Roberts' 6-3 record.

Gulotta became the 12th wrestler in program history to reach the 100-win mark, following in the footsteps of former teammates Gordon Bolig and Adam Moser — both members of the Class of 2013. With another full season ahead after the current postseason, the junior will be in pursuit of Owen J.'s all-time win leader: Aaron Brown (Class of 2000), who currently sits in 21st place on the area chart with 134 wins.

Also pinning for the Wildcats were Dallas Strus (170), John Ruckle (132) and Jimmy Fratantoni (152). Ryan Resnick (106), Demetri D'Orsaneo (138) and Dominick Petrucelli (145) all had technical falls for the winners, who saw a string of three straight PAC-10 regular-season titles ended this winter.

Phoenixville (1-8) got its points from a Trey Romance decision at 160, and Paul Hossler's pin at 285.

Boyertown 77, Pope John Paul II 0: The Bears completed their perfect run through the PAC-10 ranks with a shutout of the Golden Panthers.

Pins by Eddie Kriczky (132), Chris Berry (145), Evan Campbell (152), Cody Richmond (170), Jordan Wertz (195), Jordan Wood (220) and Brody O-Connell (285) fueled Boyertown's sweep, which included major decisions from David Campbell (120) and Gregg Harvey (160). It was the second shutout of a league opponent by the Bears, who will host the PAC-10 championship tournament Saturday.


Boyertown 77
Pope John Paul II 0

113-Austin Winter (Bt) won by forfeit (6-0)
120-David Campbell (Bt) dec. Nick Yerger, 16-4 (10-0)
126-Lucas Miller (Bt) won by forfeit (16-0)
132-Eddie Kriczky (Bt) pinned Sean McQuaid, 2:39 (22-0)
138-Hunter Vogels (Bt) won by forfeit (28-0)
145-Chris Berry (Bt) pinned Vinnie Togno, 3:03 (34-0)
152-Evan Campbell (Bt) pinned William Heid, 1:24 (40-0)
160-Gregg Harvey (Bt) dec. Chase Sheldon, 9-1 (44-0)
170-Cody Richmond (Bt) pinned Kevin Shirley, 3:50 (50-0)
182-William Scholl (Bt) dec. Kirk Cherneskie, 7-2 (53-0)
195-Jordan Wertz (Bt) pinned Luke Genetti, 1:40 (59-0)
220-Jordan Wood (Bt) pinned Brendan Rau, 0:37 (65-0)
285-Brody O'Connell (Bt) pinned Daniel Murphy, 1:23 (71-0)
106-Jakob Campbell (Bt) won by forfeit (77-0)

 

BOYS BASKETBALL

Perkiomen School 59, Mercy Vocational 44: Sparked by Paulius Zalys' game-high 44 points, the Panthers punched their ticket for another Tri-County League championship-game berth with their semifinal-round victory over Mercy Vocational.

While Zalys was the team's lone double-figure scorer, Perkiomen got help from Ja'ren Hampton (nine points) and Chandler Junk (seven). They and seven other Panthers helped the locals open a 15-2 first-quarter lead and go up at the half, 21-10.

Perkiomen will play for the TCL title 8 p.m. Wednesday at The Hill School, against a team to be determined.


Mercy Vocational    2    8    6    28    - 44
Perkiomen School    15    6    22    16    - 59

 

Mercy Vocational: Jackson 2 4-10 9, Hughes 3 1-2 7, Poole 2 1-2 5, Gladden 6 1-6 13, Jefferson 4 0-0 8, George 0 0-0 0, Ashew 0 0-0 0, Griffen 0 0-0 0, Morton 0 0-0 0, Harden 0 0-0 0, Ramel 1 0-0 2, Totals: 18 7-20 44.
Perkiomen School: Junk 2 1-4 7, Coleman Jr. 1 0-0 2, Valciukas 2 0-0 5, Hampton 4 1-1 9, Zalys 9 5-7 25, Stoudt 1 0-0 2, Longstreth 0 0-1 0, Larkin 0 2-2 2, Rodriguez-Sierra 0 0-0 0, Crossin 1 0-0 2, Sun 0 0-0 0, O'Brien 0 0-2 0, Cruz 1 0-0 3, Yan 1 0-0 2, Totals: 22 9-17 59.
3-point goals: Jackson, Junk 2, Zalys 2, Valciukas, Cruz.

 

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Perkiomen School 61, Kimberton Waldorf 34: Nicole Pupillo headed a quartet of double-figure scorers that propelled the Panthers to an easy victory over Kimberton Waldorf in the semifinal round of the Tri-County League playoffs.

Pupillo hit for 19 points in helping Perkiomen (19-3) bolt to a 29-8 first-quarter lead that went to 47-14 at the half. Behind her, Destinee Astheimer hit for 12 while Kristen Burdo and Stephanie Falcone added 11 apiece.

Burdo had a double-double with 13 rebounds. She also led the team with four steals and three blocked shots while Falcone had a team-best eight assists.

The win puts Perkiomen in the TCL's title game, which will be played 6 p.m. Wednesday at The Hill School.


Methacton    16    10    13    13    - 52
Cheltenham    12    5    16    17    - 50

 

Methacton: Steinke 2 0-0 4, DeOrio 2 0-0 4, Szkaradnik 3 0-0 6, Cerchio 1 0-0 2, Ellis 0 0-0 0, Carroll 5 2-4 12, Glatthorn 10 3-4 24, Picozzi 0 0-0 0. Totals: 23 5-10 52.
Cheltenham: Jones 9 6-9 28, McGorda 1 0-0 3, Trueheart 3 3-4 9, Wright 5 0-0 10, Brown 0 0-0 0, Graham 0 0-0 0, Brookard 0 0-0 0. Totals: 8 9-13 50. 
3-point goals: Glatthorn; Jones 4, McGorda.

Perkiomen Valley 48, Sun Valley 44: KT Armstrong scored a game-high 14 points with two 3-pointers as the Vikings edged the Vanguards in a non-league matchup.

The game was close the whole way as Perk Valley (5-16) led 26-23 at the half. But with nine points from Julianna Hoisington and another eight from Nicole Bangert, the Vikings were able to pull through.

Kate Lannon and Shannon Savage scored a combined 23 points for Sun Valley.


Perkiomen Valley    13    13    7    15    - 48
Sun Valley    8    15    12    9    - 44

 

Perkiomen Valley: Marino 0 2-4 2, O'Brien 1 0-0 2, Armstrong 4 4-6 14, Streeper 1 0-3 3, Bangert 3 2-4 8, Hoisington 2 4-4 9, Byrne 0 2-2 2, Walter 2 0-0 5, Kohler 1 1-2 3. Totals: 14 16-25 48.
Sun Valley: Kelly 1 0-0 2, Lannon 4 2-4 12, Jones 1 1-4 3, Corrento 1 3-5 6, Stigale 2 0-0 5, Savage 3 4-5 11, Duncan 2 0-0 5. Totals: 14 10-18 44.
3-point goals: Armstrong 2, Hoisington, Walter; Lannon 2, Corrento, Stigale, Savage, Duncan.

BOYS SWIMMING

Perkiomen Valley 93, Upper Perkiomen 46: With only five swimmers on the boys team, Upper Perkiomen proved to be a tough row to hoe against powerful Perkiomen Valley, which hasn't lost a dual meet in three years. But the Tribe coaches always welcome the challenge for their swimmers. And Upper Perk (0-6 PAC-10) junior Brandon Umstead always lives up to it.

Umstead won the 50-yard freestyloe (23.51) and the 100 breaststroke (1:07.44). By then the Vikings had gone to exhibition swims in their PAC-10 dual, but Umstead still recorded the fasted time in the 100 breast. He also anchored the Tribe's winning 200 and 400 free relays.

The powerful Vikings (6-0 PAC-10) were led by their usual standouts, with Kyle Dix winning the 200 free (1:59.94) and the 100 free (49.12), Wyatt Amdor the 100 butterfly (55.21), Logan Thorneloe the 200 IM (2:16.81) and Anthony Crane the 500 free (5:14.66). 


Perkiomen Valley 93
Upper Perkiomen 46

 

200 medley relay: Perk Valley (Groshardt, Kell, Gamble, Lewis), 1:52.12
200 free: Kyle Dix (PV), 1:50.94
200 IM: Logan Thorneloe (PV), 2:16.81
50 free: Brandon Umstead (UP), 23.51
Diving: Alex Jones (PV), 209.70
100 fly: Wyatt Amdor (PV), 55.21
100 free: Kyle Dix (PV), 49.12
500 free: Anthony Crane (PV), 5:14.66
200 free relay: Upper Perk (Mercando, Reed, Cairns, Umstead), 141.35
100 back:  Kevin Himmelwright (UP), 1:11.13
100 breast: Brandon Umstead (UP), 1:07.44
400 free relay: Upper Perk (Cairns,Reed, Mercando, Umstead), 1:48.18

Methacton 105, Pottsgrove 64: A tough assignment for Pottsgrove to close out their dual meat season against deep and strong Methacton in a home meet. But Kevin Basch proved again he is a young Falcon (2-5 PAC-10) on the rise, winning the 200 free (1:56.95) and the 500 free (5:03.17). Falcons senior Morgan Schreiber again was not to be denied, taking the 200 IM (2:05.43) and his specialty the 100 backstroke (55.74).

The Warriors (4-2 PAC-10) were led by Matthew Schulz and Colin Mansfield with three wins each. Schulz won the 100 fly (55.25), Mansfield the 100 free (51.90), and both swam on the winning 200 medley and 400 free relays.


Methacton 105
Pottsgrove 64

 

200 medley relay: Methacton (Park, DeAngelo, Schulz, Mansfield) ,1:48.0
200 free: Kevin Basch (Pg), 1:56.95
200 IM: Morgan Schreiber (Pg), 2:05.43
50 free: Gilbert Price (Me), 23.25
100 fly: Matthew Schulz (Me), 55.25
100 free: Colin Manfield (Me), 51.90
500 free: Kevin Basch (Pg), 5:03.17
200 free relay: Methacton (DeAngelio, McNally, McGlynn, Price), 1:43.24
100 back: Morgan Schreiber (Pg), 55.74
100 breast: Dustin Jen (Me), 1:05.60
400 free relay: Methacton (Price, Manfieldd, Schulz, Linn), 3:45.13

Spring-Ford 105, Phoenixville 65: Spring-Ford splashed past Phoenixville in both side's final PAC-10 dual at the Ursinus pool, where the Rams swim their home meets, as both closed out their PAC-10 dual meet season.

Oskar Ehrnberg led the Rams (3-4) with three wins, touching first in the 200 IM (2:06.06), the 100 breast (1:02.51), and swimming on the winning 200 medley relay.

Josh Hayward was the Phantoms' (1-6) lone individual winner, taking the 100 back (1:01.99).


Spring-Ford 105
Phoenixville 65

 

200 medley relay: Spring-Ford (Pompizzi, Ehrnberg, Cancro, Ryan), 1:47.02
200 free: Cameron Hilliard (SF), 1:58.69
200 IM: Oskar Ehrnberg (SF), 2:06.06
50 free: Channing Ryan (SF), 22.50
100 fly: Noah Cancro (SF), 58.57
100 free: Channing Ryan (SF), 50.74
500 free: Cameron Hilliard (SF), 5:21.66
200 free relay: Spring-Ford (Crescitelli, Erney, Baker, Jordan), 1:39.26
100 back: Josh Hayward (Phx), 1:01.99
100 breast: Oskar Ehrnberg (SF), 1:02.51
400 free relay: Spring-Ford (Ryan, Crescitelli, Cancro, Jordan), 3:33.34

 

GIRLS SWIMMING

Perkiomen Valley 96, Upper Perkiomen 76: Powerful Perkiomen Valley swam past Upper Perkiomen in a dual showdown sweeping nearly every event.

Samantha Schroeder led the Vikings (4-2 PAC-10) with three wins, taking the 50 free (26.44), the 100 free (57.37) and leading off the winning 200 free relay.

But the Tribe's (1-6 PAC-10) Kirsten Siwy was not to be denied, touching first in the 200 IM (2:20.74). She also won the 100 breast (1:14.96).


Perkiomen Valley 96
Upper Perkiomen 76

 

200 medley relay: Perk Valley (Schroeder, Bernal, King, Gray), 1:59.42
200 free: Elle Thorneloe (PV), 2:00.38
200 IM: Kirsten Siwy (UP), 2:20.74
50 free: Samantha Schroeder (PV), 26.44
Diving: Maria Salviano (PV), 140,75
100 fly: Kayla King (PV), 1:03.38
100 free: Samantha Schroeder (PV), 57.37
500 free: Laura Heelan (PV), 5:30.89
200 free relay: Perk Valley (Thorneloe, King, Bernal, Bonsall), 1:47.89
100 back: Christina Williams (UP), 1:09.16
100 breast: Kirsten Siwy (UP), 1:14.96
400 free relay: Upper Perk (Williams, Hammill, Rose, Kilroy), 4:12.60

Methacton 104, Pottsgrove 56: The Pottsgrove girls were no match for the sizable Methacton team in their final PAC-10 dual meet as the Warriors swept every event until going to exhibition swims for the final two events.

Amanda Groff and Jenn Reese led the Warriors (5-1 PAC-10) with three wins each, with Groff touching first in the 500 free (6:03.85), Reese first in the 100 fly (1:06.47) and both swimming on the winning 200 medley and 200 free relays.

Caroline Remelius led the Falcons (0-7 PAC-10) with two wins, taking the 100 breast (1:30.43), and anchoring the winning 400 free relays.


Methacton 104
Pottsgrove 56

 

200 medley relay: Methacton (Wang, Sykes, Groff, Reese), 1:55.51
200 free: Jenny Zang (Me), 2:12.02
200 IM: Sydney Zebrowski (Me), 2:29.69
50 free: Sarah Lebold (Me), 27.01
100 fly: Jenn Reese (Me), 1:06.47
100 free: Sarah Lebold (Me), 59.73
500 free: Amanda Groff (Me), 6:03.85
200 free relay: Methacton (Groff, Wang, Sykes, Rees) 1:45.17
100 back: Kristen Wang (Me) 1:12.24
100 breast: Caroline Remelius (Pg), 1:30.43
400 free relay: Pottsgrove (Nelson, Hunziker, Galamba, Remelius), 5:01.44

Spring-Ford 96, Phoenixville 74: The Spring-Ford girls also held off Phoenixville at Ursinus, where the Rams swim their home meets.

In the one-on-one swims, the two sides were near even, with the Rams (3-4) taking six wins, the Phantoms (3-4) five. But the Rams picked up their extra points for the win with their deeper numbers.

Jess Zajac led Spring-Ford with four wins, touching first in the 100 free (57.15), the 100 back (1:03.69), and swimming on the Rams' winning 200 medley and 400 free relays.

Maddie Cooke led the Phantoms with three wins, taking the 200 free (1:56.64), the 100 breast (1:07.98), and anchoring the Phantoms' winning 200 free relay.


Spring-Ford 96
Phoenixville 74

 

200 medley relay: Spring-Ford (Zajac, Darlington, Cieri, Andrescavage), 2:01.87
200 free: Maddie Cooke (Phx), 1:56.64
200 IM: Emily Fabius (Phx)m, 2:21.99
50 free: Shawna Moore (Phx), 25.34
100 fly: Meghan Lui (SF), 1:01.73
100 free: Jess Zajac (SF), 57.15
500 free: Rebecca Cubbler (SF), 5:18.94
200 free relay: Phoenixville (Bland, Fabius, Moore, Cooke), 1:41.39
100 back: Jess Zajac (SF), 1:03.69
100 breast: Maddie Cooke (Phx) ,1:07.98
400 free relay: Spring-Ford (Cubbler, Pavlov, Zajac, Lui) 3:50.95