Winter Wrap-Up


Ice Hockey:   (17-3-1)

The Boyertown varsity ice hockey team is in the midst of a championship run.  The Bears ice hockey team won their first Pioneer Conference Championship defeating Spring-Ford 5-4 in overtime. The Bears went on to beat North Penn 3-2 in the opening round of the Flyers Cup Playoffs and face Central Bucks West tonight at 7:25 at Hatfield Ice Arena. If the Bears win tonight against CB West, their playoff race continues next week.

Boys Basketball: (13-10)

The boys and girls BASH basketball teams topped off positive records this year. However, both squads were eliminated from the District 1 playoffs in the first round of their respective tournaments.

The Boys Basketball team finished the season with a 13-10 record. The team’s leading scorers, Jerry Kapp, Ben Longacre and Marcus Thomas, who all finished in the top 10 for scoring in the league. Shooting Guard Jerry Kapp finished his sophomore year on varsity averaging 15.4 points per game and with 324 points total.  Kapp finished second-best in 3-point scoring in the league with 51 3’s made.  Small Forward Ben Longacre was number five in the league for scoring with an average of 15.9 points per game and 349 points total. He also was the fifth in the league in 3-point scoring in the league alongside Jerry Kapp. Small Forward, Shooting Guard Marcus Thomas ended his sophomore season with 249 points and an average of 249 points for the year. He was 3rd in Boyertown 3-point scoring as well.

Girls Basketball: (18-7)

Despite losing a talented group to graduation, the girls basketball team finished the season 18-7. The Lady Bears managed a 13-game win streak in the middle of the season. The team’s top scorers being Abby Kapp, Maria Garofolo and Ali Bauman. Small forward Abby Kapp topped off another great season leading the league in total points with 438 and averaged 17.5 points per game. She was also 7th in the league for 3-point shots made.  Small Forward Maria Garofolo ended her senior season with 168 points and averaged 7 points per game. Team’s center Ali Bauman finished off her final season with 144 points and averaged 6 points per game.

Boys Swimming: (5-2)

The boys swimming team finished third in the Pioneer Athletic Conference standing, behind Owen J Roberts and Springford. The boys’ last meet was a 101-65 win against Pottsgrove on February 2nd. Pat Lance, Rhett Watts, Jake Keifer, and Ivan Escott finished their 200 medley relay in 1:46:42 (one hour, forty-six minutes, forty-two seconds) against Pottsgrove. Boyertown coach Bill Draves entered his first season with the team, replacing former Boyertown coach Linda Jones.

Girls Swimming: (3-4)

The girls swimming team finished in 5th place in the Pioneer Athletic Conference standings, behind Methacton, Phoenixville, Owen J Roberts, and Perk Valley. The Boyertown girls fell to Owen J. Roberts 93-72 in the last meet of the season. The Lady Bears last win was a 92-58 victory against Pottsgrove. Teresa Draves, Olivia Savino, Cara Megill, and Gracie McKee swam a 1:58:02 (one hour, fifty-minutes, two seconds) 200 medley relay. The girls team was also coached by Bill Draves.

Boys Winter Track

The Bears had a strong showing this season during their winter meets. The Bears typically found themselves sitting around the top half of their relay meets. The Bears also had many strong individual showings from seniors Titus Foglia, Dan Heller, Bryton Henry, and team captain Elijah Shalloway. While many top seniors have finished their Winter Track years, there are also some top athletes to look out for next season with sophomores Dominic Derafelo and Justin Smyth.

Girls Winter Track

The Lady Bears came into this season with many young athletes ready to lead the team. The Lady Bears usually were in the middle of the pack for their relays. The Lady Bears haven’t lost too many seniors, and they’ve gained valuable experience going into next season. Athletes to keep an eye out for next season are freshman Maddy Hunsberger, sophomores Natalie Stabilito, Amanda Murray, and juniors Cody Streeter, Rebecca Hemingway and Erin Kelly.

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