The season may be little more than a week old, but Zach Heffner displayed mid-season form Tuesday.
Heffner gave the Daniel Boone baseball team a masterful pitching performance when it hosted Red Lion. He threw no-hit ball at the Lions, making a modest offensive effort look big in the Blazers' 4-0 victory.
Heffner racked up 10 strikeouts on the day. He got all the runs he needed to claim the win after one at-bat, Boone scoring twice in the first before adding solo runs in the second and fifth.
Doug Schilling was 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored for the Blazers, Kyle Geimer was 2-for-2 with an RBI, and Bryant Schwoyer drove in two in the first inning to give Boone the early lead.
Pope John Paul II 8, Perkiomen Valley 6: James Bleming hit 3-for-5 with a triple and two runs scored as the Golden Panthers edged the Vikings in eight innings in a PAC-10 game.
Trevor O'Brien allowed just one run in over five innings for PJP (3-1), but a 3-run sixth inning brought Perkiomen Valley (0-3) right back in the game. Tyler Krause hit 2-for-4 for the Wildcats with four runs batted in and allowed four runs pitching in five innings.
Methacton 10, Upper Perkiomen 1: John Wiedmayer allowed just one hit over six innings as Methacton routed Upper Perkiomen on the Indians home turf.
Methacton didn't relinquish the lead after scoring two runs in the third inning on an error. The Warriors added four more runs in the top of the sixth. A double by Kyle Feaster ignited the offense, scoring T.J. Tornetta and Erik Marburger, followed up by Tim Carfrey's double, scoring Kyle Feaster.
Owen J. Roberts 12, Pottsgrove 3: Ben and Alex Condello were the hitting stars for the Wildcats as they rolled over the Falcons in PAC-10 play.
Ben drove in three runs on 2-for-4 hitting that featured a double, and Alex chipped in with a 3-for-4 bat. Drew Lewis, one of three Owen J. pitchers seeing action, got the win.
Germantown Academy 9, Perkiomen School 6: The Panthers were plagued by the third and seventh innings where the Patriots blasted two three-run home runs and earned the non-league victory.
Angel Lopez went 2-for-3 with an RBI while Levi Stoudt finished 2-for-4 with an RBI. Tom Aaron took the loss for Perkiomen (1-1) allowing four runs in just over three innings.
Methacton 4, Upper Perkiomen 2: Amanda Kulp swung the big bat for the Warriors in their PAC-10 victory over the Indians.
Kulp hit safely twice and drove in two runs, helping a Methacton unit whose solo runs in the fourth and fifth innings broke up a 2-2 deadlock. Julie Primavera also had two hits for the winners.
Owen J. Roberts 12, Pottsgrove 1: The RBI power of four players helped the Wildcats roll over the Falcons in their PAC-10 pairing.
Jordan Walker drove in three runs with help from a home run while Sam Garritano, Kylie Glenn and Lauren Wensel each plated pairs of runs. Glenn was the winning pitcher, twirling a four-hit complete game.
Perkiomen Valley 11, Pope John Paul II 0: Brenna Sermarini went 3-for-3 with two doubles, four RBI and two runs scored for the Vikings en route to a PAC-10 victory over the Golden Panthers.
Emily Oltman earned the win for Perk Valley (2-1) and held PJP (0-3) hitless in three innings of work. Shannon Beattie came in for the save, allowing just one hit in three innings of work. Erin Hallahan went 2-for-2 with a run scored and two RBI.
West-Mont Christian 9, Barrack Academy 0: Emily Coffman threw a complete-game shutout as West-Mont cruised to a victory over Barrack. Coffman was proficient in the circle as she struck out 15 while allowing only two hits and walking one in the win. Sophia Halliley went 2-for-3, scoring two runs while knocking in one. Shannon Flynn went 2-for-2 with two runs scored as West-Mont used a four-run third inning to put the game out of reach.
Owen J. Roberts 11, Boyertown 7: Keyed by Jack Colt's hat trick, the Wildcats outran the Bears in their PAC-10 contest.
Chris Antich and Brad Kinckner chipped in with two-goal outings for Owen J. Brock Johnson scored twice to head Boyertown.
Boyertown 15, Perkiomen Valley 7: Haley Wentzel scored a game-high seven goals to lead the Bears over the Vikings in their PAC-10 matchup.
Karlie Gilbert had two goals while Emma Morgan, Hannah Wentzel, Alicia Stratten, Marie Valenti, Rachel Shaw and Hannah Jaskuta each scored once for Boyertown (2-0). Alex O'Herrick added six assists.
For Perk Valley (0-2), Christie Balestra scored four goals along with Natalie Sell's two goals, and one each from Anna Koniencki and Emma Britton.
Perkiomen Valley 7, Pottsgrove 0: The Vikings rolled in their PAC-10 duel with the Falcons, winning all matches in straight sets.
The best individual outings for PV came at second singles, where Yashveer Singh swept Noah Lear 6-0, 6-0; and at first doubles, where the team of Alex Dove and Evan Newbill posted a similar result against Pottsgrove's George Dioner/Nate Miller tandem.
Pope John Paul II 7, Upper Perkiomen 0: The Golden Panthers swept the Indians earning their second PAC-10 win of the young season.
Brian Caresosa won at No. 1 singles, 6-0, 6-0 while Connor McCarthy and Sang Ki Kwon also won their singles matches for PJP (2-1). The pair of Dan Parker and Bobby Lewis won 6-1, 6-0, while Ryan Milligan and Jack Donovan also won their match.Eric Rothwein and Jordan Tarlecki swept their set as did Kristof Marrecau and Adam Donmoyer, 6-0, 6-0.
Spring-Ford 5, Owen J. Roberts 2: Spring-Ford's second singles player Ryan Schweitzer came away with the best game of the day, blanking OJR's Ethan Geltin 6-0, 6-0. But the Wildcats third singles player Tim Graybill nearly matched him, beating the Rams Connor Boham 6-0, 6-1.
In doubles play, the Rams Cameron Trager and Todd Unger came up with the best game of the day, beating Jake Spence and Arvid VonWerder 6-0, 6-1.
Perkiomen School 4, Phelps 1: A sweep of the doubles bracket was key to the Panthers handling Phelps School in their Tri-County League match.
The best individual showing for Perkiomen came at second singles, where Larry Li topped David Xu 6-1, 6-0.Daniel Boone 6, Schuylkill Valley 1: Willie Ammons and Shafay Munir each figured in two wins for the Blazers as they handled the Red Devils in a Berks Conference match.
BOYS TRACK & FIELD
Wilson 80, Daniel Boone 70: Even with the multiple-win efforts of Xavier Smith and Kenny Worthington, the Blazers fell short of the Bulldogs in their Berks Conference meet.
Smith dominated the sprints with his firsts in the 100 (11.2) and 200 (22.10) while Worthington topped the 400 (52.49) and long jump (20-6 1/4); they also ran legs of Boone's victorious 4x100 and 4x400 relays. Steve Sievers was a double-winner for the locals, placing first in the 800 (2:07.40) and running the lead leg of the 4x400 relay.
GIRLS TRACK & FIELD
Wilson 104, Daniel Boone 46: Lauren Reightneour and Steph Sievers were the bright spots for the Blazers in their Berks Conference loss to the Bulldogs.
Reightneour had Boone's lone first on the track, in the 400 (1:03.96), and Sievers did the same in the field by topping the javelin (131-10).
Indoor Nationals: The Boyertown YMCA Navy Seals had and outstanding day at the 2014 YMCA Indoor National Swimming Championship in Greensboro, N.C., as the boys 200 free relay team that placed fourth with a 1:22.67. Ryan Owens led off with a team record split of 20.72, followed by Dillon Lancenese, Steve Miller and Will Swiss.
Ally Rockett placed seventh in the 50 freestyle with a team record 23.32. Swiss also placed 19th in the 50 free with a 21.14.
The Pottstown Y Seahawks were led by Sam Feiser who placed fifth in the 50 freestyle with a 20.88, and also placed 27th in the 100 butterfly with a 50.98.
The Seahawks boys 200 free relay placed 16th (1:24.78) with Cody Weiler, Colin Bauer, Vince Filippine and Feiser.
The Seahawks girls 200 free relay placed 21st with a 1:37.44 with Payton Miles, Taylor Davis, Taylor Cisik and Maddison Marcheskie. Marcheskie also placed 28th in the 50 free with a 23.98
Also competing for the Seahawks: Olvia Savino in the 200 breaststroke, Oskar Erhnberg in the 200 breaststroke, Seth Wrigley in the 100 fly, Alex MucCullough and Shanning Ryan in the 50 free.
Ursinus 5, Muhlenberg 1: Seth Regensburg allowed just one hit through eight innings, helping to lead the Bears to victory over the Mules.
The Hill School product allowed just one single over the first eight, then with one out allowed back-to-back doubles in improving to 3-1 on the season. He struck out five and walked one.
Ursinus (8-6), which won its Centennial opener for the first time since 2011, pounded out 11 hits on the day with five of them being extra-base hits. Austin Feuerman, Chris Jablonski, Jose Colon and Devyn Kerr each had two hits on the day. Jablonski finished with two RBI on a center-field home run in the sixth that scored Feuerman.
Bears lose twice: Washington swept a Centennial Conference doubleheader from Ursinus by scores of 8-0 and 8-0.
Ursinus (1-5, 5-11) was limited to just one hit in each game, junior catcher Nikki Djambinov getting a single in the opener and junior centerfielder Delia Mercurio leading off with a single in the second game.
Haverford 9, Ursinus 0: The Fords took all doubles and singles in their Centennial Conference sweep of the Bears.
Ursinus (1-2, 6-5) did win a set at third flight singles. BreAnna Bashaw won her opening set over Robyn Himelstein, 6-3, before dropping the next two sets 6-1 and 10-7.