Methacton Athletics

Week of May 1, 2023

Spring Sports

Dear Methacton Families and Community,

The Methacton High School spring season has been an exciting one as we approach the PAC Championships and District One playoffs.

At the present time, our Baseball team is ranked #2 in District One. Our Softball team is ranked #11 and our Girls Lacrosse team is at #18.

We wish all of our teams the best of luck in the PACs and district play in the upcoming weeks.


John M. Smink

Director of Athletics and Activities


On Monday, 4/24, Methacton defeated PV 7-2. Evan Jones earned the victory on the mound, giving up one earned run and striking out eight in 4.2 innings of work. Matthew Christian came in to record the final seven outs of the game, striking out three and giving up zero runs. Jake Chapman continued his hot hitting with two hits, two RBI and a run scored. Kross Howarth added a home run, two runs scored and two walks.

On Wednesday, 4/26, Methacton defeated Pottsgrove 7-2 in five innings (weather shortened). Ty Lohsen earned the complete game victory on the mound, striking out three and giving up only one earned run. Tripp Shytle and Mike Christian led the way offensively, going three for three and with four RBI and two RBI respectively. Ben Clark went two for two.

On Thursday, 4/27, to finish out the three game week, Methacton defeated Norristown 2-0 at home. Kross Howarth threw a complete game two-hit shutout to earn the victory on the mound. Tommy Kratz had a double and a run scored.

The Warriors sit at 13-1 on the season with a big night game at Owen J. Roberts coming up on Monday night. Go Warriors!

Upcoming Games:

5/1 – away – Owen J. Roberts

5/3 - away – Pottstown

5/4 – away – Spring-Ford


The Methacton softball team won two games last week vs Perk Valley and Pottsgrove. The team’s record is now 9-4. Madison Krupiewski was 7-7 in the two games with a HR. Madison has been on a tear!

She is batting .826 in her last seven games. She is 19-23 with 2 HRs in those seven games while playing great defense in the outfield.

Upcoming Games:

5/1 – home – Owen J. Roberts

5/ 3 – home – Pottstown

5/5 – home – Spring-Ford

Boys Track & Field

The Methacton Boy's Track & Field team competed at the Penn Relays last week. The 4x1 of Dishawn Shakes, SahBri Hill, Raymond Tai and Wesley Conover ran a time of 44.58, for the fastest time of the season.

The 4x4 competed well despite missing half of their state medaling relay team. Sophomore Jackson Harris, and Seniors Nick Willen, SahBri Hill and Jason Simcox placed 5th in the Suburban A 4x400 race, with a time of 3:34, also the fastest time from this season.

On Saturday, the boys traveled to Downingtown West's Whippet Invitational eyeing more PR's and qualifiers. Nicholas Willen highlighted the day with a second place finish in the 800 and a PR of 1:58.06, comfortably qualifying for the District championships. Other top 3 finishes were Aryaman Punshi in the 110 hurdles, and Jack Alpher in the Javelin. The sophomores were well represented at this meet, too, with David Burnette PR-ing in the discus with a throw of 92-04.

Distance runners Matthew Chung and Quinn Kumfurt personal best in the 1600, both inching closer to the PAC standard. Jackson Harris took a second off of his 800 PR as well, running 2:09.14 and breaking the 2:10 barrier.

Upcoming Events:

5/3 – away – Owen J. Roberts

5/5 – away – WC Henderson Invitational

Girls Track & Field

Penn Relays 4x100 Relay

On Saturday, the varsity 4x100 relay team of Analiesa, Kenslee, Soleil and Summer headed down to Franklin Field to compete in the Penn Relays. The girls traveled a few laps of the stadium just to get to the start line to run a season best of 50.18

Charlie Yohn Invitational (9th & 10th Grade Girls)

The freshman and sophomore girls weathered nasty conditions to compete in the Charlie Yohn Invitational on Saturday. The drizzle and damp conditions did not stop them from a yield of medals across all of the track and field competitions. Their hard work resulted in:

· A sweep of the 100m hurdles by Halle, Averi and Eva

· The team of Carmela, Jules, Katie, and Maddy cruised to a win in the 4x400

· In the Long Jump, Soleil got the win with Alyssa placing in 4th

· The Pole Vault had a strong showing by the girls with Marin in 2nd, Sydney in 4th and Mia in 5th

· The team of Eva, Jasmine, and Truly took third in the 4x800

· Olivia and Soleil tied for 4th in the High Jump

· Alyssa and Annabelle placed 4th in their races (100m and 1600m)

· Emily and Sage added additional 4th places with their throws in the Discus and Javelin

· Plus another 4th in the 4x100 relay (Alyssa, Ava, Averi and Sage)

· Caroline’s throw in the Shot Put was good for 3rd with Emily B. adding a 5th place.

· Jules and Katie ran strong in the 400m with Jules winning and Katie in 5th

· In the last results of the day in the Triple Jump, Maddy placed 2nd with Carmela right behind in 3rd

Coming up this week is our last Dual Meet of the season at OJR and our final Invitational at the Hoka/Henderson meet. The following week on Thursday - Friday – Saturday, the team will travel to Norristown to compete in the PAC Championships.

Upcoming Events:

5/3 – away – Owen J. Roberts

5/5 – away – WC Henderson Invitational

Unified Track & Field

Unified Track had a great week. Al Faal , Steven Kent, Aiden Samsel, and Zach Eells went down and ran in the Penn Relays on Thursday. The relay team finished sixth in their division. That group then met up with the rest of the team and competed against Springfield and Perkiomen Valley. The meet went well, with great individual performances by Brianna Katz and Gus Mandracchia. Both 4x 400 Relay dominated along with the teams’ shot putters. This was the team’s final regular season meet.

Boys Lacrosse

As the season winds down the boys are looking forward to sending out the seniors on a high note. These boys have been leaders and valuable pieces of both our JV and Varsity teams for the past 4 years. Please make a note to come out and celebrate our seniors one last time at home Tuesday, 5/2 @ 7pm!!!

Player Highlight - Brendan Sanelli

Brendan is a 3-year varsity star and a captain for our team this year. Not only that, but Brendan is a great locker room guy bringing up the spirits of those him. Brendan follows his older brother who was also a standout for the boy's lacrosse team, but he has definitely blazed his own path. His versatility to play all over the field has been immensely valuable to our season this year. From scoring and facilitating the offense at both the midfield and attack position to playing solid defense in key moments, Brendan has been someone we can lean on. We wish Brendan all the best as he finishes his senior season and carries his personality and talents to the next level.

Upcoming Games:

5/2 – home – Pope John Paul

5/4 – away – Spring-Ford

Girls Lacrosse

The Methacton Girls Lacrosse Team is now at 11 -5 with two regular season games remaining against Spring-Ford and Boyertown this week. Last week, the team played 3 games. They started the week with an exciting game against Upper Merion where they had to play in the near dark due to electrical issues in the community. They came from a 6-goal deficit with 8 minutes remaining to win 13-12. Later in the week they hosted Norristown for another win and then traveled to OJR with and fell to an experienced team. Michelle Zhai celebrated her 100th goal during the Upper Merion game making her the 2nd player on the current team to hit a milestone. The team is hoping for two wins this week to guarantee a spot in the PAC playoffs.

Upcoming Games:

5/2 – home – Spring- Ford

5/4 – away – Boyertown

Boys Tennis

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Boys tennis had a lot to celebrate this week wrapping up an exciting week and amazing season. The team completed the last of their league matches and clinching the PAC Championship with a 7-0 shut out on every league match. Also Dylan Wen, Akash Suresh, Ethan O’Brien and Nolan N’Goran competed in the PAC Doubles Tournament and are still playing in the second day which will be held this Tuesday.

Upcoming Events:

5/2 - PAC Doubles Tournament @ Perkiomen Valley (AWAY)