Week of May 15, 2023
Dear Methacton Families and Community,
District 1 play will begin this week!
- Our girls lacrosse team (#18) will head to Pennridge HS (#15) for their first round of Districts tomorrow, Tuesday 5/16.
- Our boys track team had 6 athletes qualify for the District Championship meet hosted at Coatesville HS on 5/19-5/20.
- Our girls track team had 10 athletes qualify for the District Championship meet hosted at Coatesville HS on 5/19-5/20.
- Our baseball team (currently #4), have earned themselves a first round bye for the start of District baseball play on Monday 5/22 and will have a home game on Wednesday 5/24, opponent is TBA. The seeding meeting will be Thursday 5/18.
- Our softball team also qualified for Districts (currently #16). District play will continue this week with the seeding meeting also scheduled for Thursday 5/18.
Good luck to all our district qualifiers!
John M. Smink
Director of Athletics and Activities
Off Season Sports Announcements
Boys Volleyball Interest Meeting: Any high school boys interested in learning more about Boys Volleyball are welcome to come to an informational meeting hosted by the Athletics Office on Wednesday, 5/17. This meeting will take place after school in the Main Gym at 2:45. This is an informational meeting to gauge interest from the student body about the sport of boys volleyball. No practice will occur on Wednesday 5/17. You will be given an open gym schedule with practice dates if you attend the meeting on 5/17. If there are any questions before the meeting on Wednesday, 5/17, you can stop down to the East Wing Athletics Office for more information.
COLLEGE COMMITMENT DAY ATHLETES 2023
2023 Marathon Game Champions - Team Canada
On Monday, 5/8 Boyertown traveled to Methacton for the final day of divisional play. Methacton defeated the visiting Bears 4-2. Bob Kleckner and Kross Howarth had two hits each to power the offense. The damage was done in the first inning when Jake Chapman singled to lead off the first inning and Bob Kleckner doubled in a run. Kross Howarth then followed with a two-run home run, giving the Warriors enough runs early to hold the lead. Ty Lohsen threw 6.2 innings, scattering five hits and giving up two runs while striking out 8 and walking 2 for the victory on the mound. Matt Christian picked up the one out save. The win put Methacton at 15-3 overall.
On Wednesday, 5/10 the Warriors traveled to Upper Perkiomen to close out conference regular season play. Methacton defeated Upper Perkiomen 2-0 to improve to 16-3 on the season. Evan Jones threw a two-hit complete game shutout, striking out 8 & walking 2. Kross Howarth had two hits, an RBI and a run scored.
The Warriors close out league play at 16-3 on the season.
Methacton will compete in the PAC final four this Monday afternoon vs. Pope John Paul II. Go Warriors!
5/15 - PAC Semi-Final Game vs. Pope John Paul @ Spring-Ford HS (AWAY)
5/17 - PAC Finals @ Spring-Ford HS (team has to win semifinal game on Monday 5/15 to advance)
5/22 - First round of District 1 Playoffs (Methacton earned a first round bye)
5/24 - Second Round of District 1 Playoffs vs. TBA (HOME)
The Warriors had their senior day on Wednesday. The coaching staff would like to congratulate and thank the seniors for their leadership through the staff’s first year.
#4 - Ashley Fisher
#12- Meg Lineen
#15- Riley Kairer
#18- Avery Schwartz
#19- Caroline Cherekos
#33- Gianna Bruno
The team finished the regular season 12-8 and now wait to see their district ranking for playoffs. The seeding meeting is scheduled for Thursday 5/18.
5/22 - First Round of District 1 Playoffs vs. TBA
Boys Track & Field
The Methacton Boys Track & Field team competed at the PAC Championships over the weekend. The Warriors knew they would have a tall order in trying to repeat as PAC champions going up against one of the deeper and more talented rosters in all of District 1. While they weren't able to repeat as champions, the young roster scored 78 points, and overcame several injuries to key team members, to still earn a runner up finish. While winning a team championship is always the goal, many individual accomplishments were still attained and several event groups far outperformed their projections making the overall result of the weekend a positive one.
Thursday afternoon offered a good start for the team. Senior javelin throwers Jack Alpher and Michael Wolbers entered the afternoon ranked 4th and 8th in their respective event. Both threw consistently to earn 3rd and 4th place finishes. Michael threw PR throws on 4 of his 6 attempts, barely missing the district qualifying mark in the process.
On Friday afternoon, the great start continued. SahBri Hill set the tone with a monster triple jump mark of 45 feet, 2.5 inches, a personal record by over a foot and the 11th furthest jump in the state this season! The incredible jump allowed him to pass on the rest of his attempts and still easily come away with the win. The repeat champion in the Triple Jump also was given the Ron Livers Memorial award, named in honor of the late legendary Norristown graduate who would later have a stellar career as one of the best triple and high jumpers in the world.
Despite graduating a stellar senior class of distance runners and conference medalists, the warriors still put an impressive number of distance runners in the meet. In the 3200, 8 warrior athletes toed the line, to make up a 3rd of the total athletes in the race. Evander Lackman ran a tactical and smart race to finish second, while Akhil Yeluri ran the race of his life for a 5th place finish and PR. Places 10th, 12th-15th, and 17th were occupied by Methacton athletes. The big group of underclassmen qualifiers poses an exciting outlook for the future.
To close out the day, Nicholas Willen earned a 5th place finish in the 300m hurdles in only his 3rd time competing in the event.
On a day where Warrior athletes far surpassed expectations left and right, nobody arguably had a better day than discus thrower Nico Lumbrano. The junior PR'd by 20 feet to steal an 8th place finish, way higher than his 16th place seed.
On Saturday morning, the 4x800 of Sr Nick Willen and trio of sophomores Charlie Reith, Matthew Chung and Jackson Harris ran tough for a 2nd place finish. Charlie Reith set a huge PR split of 2:02 in the process. In the 100, Wes Conover and Zach Willen scored points with 5th and 7th place finishes. In the 1600, the warriors were once again well represented with 8 total athletes and 7 underclassmen. In their second race on the weekend, Evander Lackman and Matthew Sandner kicked hard to 4th and 5th place finishes.
On his third race of the weekend, Nicholas Willen sat and kicked for an impressive 800 time of 1:57.7, and 2nd place finish. Jason Simcox also ran to a PR in the 400 with a time of 52.76, good enough for 12th place. Aryman Punshi scored 2 points with a 7th place finish in the 110 hurdles as well.
The Warriors will now turn toward the District Champs, where 6 athletes qualified in 7 total events. SahBri Hill (100m, 400m TJ) and Zach Willen (100m, 200m, 400m) both were 3 event qualifiers. Wes Conover qualified in the 100 and 200m dash. On the distance end, Nicholas Willen will compete in the 800m and Evander Lackman will compete in the 3200. Jack Alpher will round the group out in the Javelin.
5/19-5/20 - District Championship Meet @ Coatesville HS (AWAY)
Girls Track & Field
Pioneer Athletic Conference Championships
Three long hard days of competition by the Methacton girls track & field team. The team earned a third place overall. The season’s worth of hard work throughout the year showed as they were competitive in the overall standings throughout the meet. Below is a day by day summary of the highlights:
Thursday late afternoon and into the evening had two field events to start out the competition. In a very hard fought Pole Vault, Aubrie Wells came out with the win. In the other field event, Caroline Welsh threw a string of PRs in the Shot Put to earn 7th place.
The heat was on for day two with temps pushing up towards the upper 80s definitely making competition tougher. The second day started out with the sprint event prelims for the 100m and 200m in which Summer Mellow advanced in both. Prelims were also held for the 100m hurdles which saw Analiesa Geiling, Isabelle Gerhart and Lucy Wang all advance.
In the only throwing event of the day Elena Chaya took 5th in the Discus. Over in the jumps, Carmela Maro advanced to the finals and placed 7th with a PR and Soleil Bond-Johnson had strong jumps that tied for 6th in the High Jump.
On the very hot track, Molly Thomas placed 4th and Bipasha Mokten 6th in the two mile during the heat of the day and Kenslee O'Donnell took a tightly contested 2nd in the 300m hurdles with Analiesa Geiling in 6th.
From the heat of the prior day to one of clouds and drizzle. The final day started out with a strong showing for 3rd in the 4x800 relay by the team of Bipasha Mokten, Jules Trigone, and sisters Kate and Molly Thomas. The 100m hurdles crew dominated their race with three placings - Analiesa Geiling 2nd, Lucy Wang 4th and Isabelle Gerhart 6th. In the other sprint finals of the day Summer Mellow took 1st in the 100m and 3rd in the 200m while the team of Analiesa Geiling, Kenslee O'Donnell, Soleil Bond-Johnson and Summer Mellow ran a sub 50 second 4x100 relay for 2nd.
Also on the track to finish up the day there, Kate Thomas closed strongly in the 800m to finish second and Kenslee O'Donnell added an 8th place in the 400m. Closing out the jumps competition Summer Mellow finished 2nd with Soleil Bond-Johnson 5th in the Long Jump.
The season continues next Friday and Saturday with District Championships in Coatesville. Competing for Methacton are: Analiesa Geiling in the 100m Hurdles, Aubrie Wells in the Pole Vault, Kate Thomas in the 800m, Kenslee O'Donnell in the 300m Hurdles, Soleil Bond-Johnson in the Long Jump, Summer Mellow in the 100m, 200m and Long Jump and our 4x800 relay team of Bella Coppola, Bispasha Mokten, Jules Trigone, Kate and Molly Thomas.
5/19-5/20 - District Championship Meet @ Coatesville HS (AWAY)
Girls Lacrosse lost to OJR in the Semi finals of PACs last week. Our girls were the reigning champs after they defeated OJR in 2022 in an epic upset win to be crowned PAC Champs. There is a league meeting tonight, 5/15 to vote on PAC All League players and awards.
The team is now preparing for their district game against #15 Pennridge on Tuesday night. The team is hoping to continue their season into the districts.
5/16 - First Round of District Playoffs vs. Pennridge HS (AWAY)
Unified Track & Field
The Unified Track and Field team wrapped up their season on 5/8. Below are all the meet results from the 2023 season.
3/27 Methacton Meet:
1) Souderton - 194
2) Methacton - 181
3) Spring-Ford - 134
4/19 Pottsgrove Meet:
1) Methacton - 174
2) Pottsgrove - 163
3) Springfield - 132
4/27 Springfield Meet:
1) Perk Valley - 180
2)Springfield - 174
3) Methacton - 167
5/8 Post Season Meet (North Penn):
1) Perk Valley - 163
2) Methacton - 157
3) Springfield 124
4) Spring-Ford 123
5) North Penn - 121
The Unified Track and Field team had a very fun and successful season. We would like to thank our 18 seniors for everything they have done for the team. They will be missed greatly next year!
PAC Doubles Champs - Dylan Wen & Akash Suresh
Boys tennis wrapped up their final week of the season. A congrats to Dylan Wen and Akash Suresh for winning the PAC Doubles Championship. They moved into district doubles and won their first round against Avon Grove and then lost in their second to a very strong team from Downingtown West. Ethan O’Brien and Nolan N’Goran finished 5th in the PAC doubles tournament as well.
Overall it was an amazing season, winning every league match 7-0 and winning the team PAC championship and the singles and doubles tournaments. We are pumped for next year as well as a lot of our team will return!
Way to go boys!!