Methacton Athletics

Week of February 13, 2023

Winter Sports

Dear Methacton Families and Community,

As our winter seasons are winding down, we have many teams and athletes qualifying for PAC playoffs, championships, and district play.

Our boys’ and girls’ swimming teams finished strong at the PAC championships with many swimmers qualifying for districts. Our girls’ and boys’ basketball team will be playing in the first round of districts later this week. Our girls’ and boys’ winter track teams are running their best times as the season progresses. Our wrestling team is finishing strong heading into their district meet. Our cheerleading squad has been supportive throughout all our meets and competitions this winter.

Highlight of the week:

Coach Kaminski picked up his 345th win this past week. Under his leadership, our girls’ basketball team has qualified for the PAC championships in 12 out of the last 15 years. Next time you see Coach Kaminski congratulate him and the team on their continued success.


John M. Smink

Director of Athletics and Activities

College Commitment Day Athletes 2023

Unified Bocce

Unified Bocce finished their regular season with an overall record of 3-1. One team finished with an individual record of 6-1 and qualified for Montgomery County Championships on February 21. This team came in first out of 11 teams in Lower Montgomery County. The other Methacton team finished 5-2 and was tied for second place but lost in a tie breaker to go to the Montco Championship. Impressive for our first season!

Upcoming events:

Tuesday, February 21 - @ Pottsgrove High School

Boys Swimming

The boy's swim team competed in the PAC Championship this past Saturday at Upper Merion High School. This was the final in-season meet of the season. The boys swam extremely well; most swam their personal best or season best times! Overall, the boys finished their dual meet season placing third in the league and they placed 3rd overall at the PAC Championship meet as well!

Meet results from Saturday:

Medley Relay

7th - Dante Pineiro, Lucah Petriello, John Du, Ryan Phan

13th - Troy Fink, Josiah Tjoe, Aedan Licwinko, Jack DePiano

200 Freestyle

2nd - Christopher Groff (1:46.86)

3rd - Christian Lebold (1:48.11)

9th - Jake Kallal (1:52.47)

200 IM

5th - Lucah Petriello (2:08.82)

17th - Will VanBuskirk (2:25.40)

23rd - Josiah Tjoe (2:35.36)

50 Freestyle

4th - Christopher Groff (22.37)

7th - Eric Zang (22.58)

23rd - Ryan Phan (25.56)

100 Butterfly

6th - John Du (56.02)

10th - Jack Dowell (1:00.06)

15th - Will VanBuskirk (1:02.85)

20th - Jack DePiano (1:06.24)

21st - Aedan Licwinko (1:07.33)

22nd - Ethan Tse (1:07.63)

200 Freestyle Relay

2nd - Christopher Groff, Eric Zang, John Du, Christian Lebold

13th - Jack Dowell, Ethan Tse, Josiah Tjoe, Ryan Phan

100 Freestyle

5th - Eric Zang (50.39)

15th - Dante Pineiro (53.92)

19th - Troy Fink (57.06)

500 Freestyle

2nd - Christian Lebold (4:52.02)

6th - Jake Kallal (5:13.94)

8th - John Du (5:21.06)

16th - Jack DePiano (5:48.18)

100 Backstroke

7th - Dante Pineiro (1:02.60)

15th - Troy Fink (1:06.73)

22nd - Aedan Licwinko (1:14.53)

100 Breaststroke

12th - Lucah Petriello (1:07.72)

14th - Jack Dowell (1:08.73)

17th - Ryan Phan (1:11.93)

24th - Ethan Tse (1:14.61)

400 Freestyle Relay

3rd - Christopher Groff, Eric Zang, Jake Kallal, Christian Lebold

9th - Will VanBuskirk, Dante Pineiro, Jack Dowell, Lucah Petriello

Upcoming Events:


3/17-18 - PIAA STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS (Lewisburg, Pa)

Girls Swimming

This past weekend, we ended the regular season with our PAC championship meet on Friday night, February 10. There were numerous fast swims and to single out one swimmer would be hard to do.

Here is a recap:

Madison Wimmer - 1st place 200 IM with a new pool record at Upper Merion. Madison also placed 2nd in 100 back and was a part of the 3rd place finish in the 400 freestyle relay.

Truly Sommer - 3rd place finish in the 500 free and 4th place finish in 200 IM. She was also part of the 3rd place finish in the 400 freestyle relay.

Ava Sgarra - 4th place finish in the 500 free and also part of the 3rd place finish 400 freestyle relay.

Most exciting news:

Izzy Ketterer swam a district consideration time in the 100 breast with a 4th place finish.

Julia Landsberg swam a district consideration time in the 100 back.

The girls team as a whole swam well, lots of time drops and fast swims!

Upcoming Events:


3/17-18 - PIAA STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS (Lewisburg, Pa)

Boys Basketball

Methacton boys lost a tight game in PAC quarterfinal playoffs to Perk Valley. A very close game throughout the duration of the game, but the Warriors came up just short. Cam Chilson led all scorers with 21 points. The Warriors will host Conestoga on Friday, February 17 in the first round of district playoffs.

Deserving Athlete: Sal Iemmello

Upcoming Events:

2/17 - First Round of District 1 Playoffs (Home) ***Tickets will be available for purchase beginning the afternoon of February 14, 2023 at***

Girls Basketball

The Lady Warriors competed in the PAC Final 6 playoffs last week. The team was the first wildcard in the 6 team field and earned the number 5 seed. In the first round on Thursday night, the team took on Frontier division runner up Pope John Paul II and won 61-20 at Perkiomen Valley High School, the host school for this year. In the game, Senior Cassidy Kropp scored 21 points. That moved her into 8th place all time with 1,053 career points. Senior Reana Torres added 13 points. That win moved the team on to the semifinals where they faced #1 seed and Liberty division champion Perkiomen Valley. The team fought hard but fell 58-33. In the game, Sophomore Abby Arnold was the high scorer with 12 points and Senior Cassidy Kropp added 10 points.

The team will now move on the District playoffs as they have earned the 15 seed in the 24 team field in 6A. They will play at home vs 18 seed Coatesville this Friday.

Upcoming Events:

2/17 - First Round of District 1 Playoffs (Home) ***Tickets will be available for purchase beginning the afternoon of February 14, 2023 at***

Boys Winter Track

This weekend, the boy's track team wrapped up their regular season with a successful day at the PA Track Carnival.

SahBri Hill PR'd by 6 inches in the long jump to improve his best to 19'10, and Yasser Jarhale PR'd in the high jump with a jump of 5'6.

The 4x8, 4x4 and Distance Medley Relay (DMR) all received medals for their top 5 finishes. The 4x8 was 5th, the 4x4 4th, and the DMR 3rd.

No Upcoming Events

Girls Winter Track

The Girls Track and Field Team competed at Lehigh University for the annual "Track Carnival", which featured 140 schools from the eastern half of PA. The Lady Warriors finished in the top 18 of every event, including three Top 10 finishes.

The 4x800 relay of Bipasha Moktan, Juliana Trigone, Molly Thomas and Kate Thomas finished 10th.

The 4x200 relay of Analiesa Geiling, Soleil Bond-Johnson, Kenslee O'Donnell and Summer Mellow ran their fastest time of the season, finishing 6th in the event.

Summer Mellow added the 3rd fastest 60 meter dash in Methacton history and current PA #16, with a 5th place finish.

Analiesa Geiling cracked the Methacton All-time Top 10, with the 9th fastest time in the 60m Hurdles.

The girls travel to Lehigh for the post-season Meet of Champions on Friday.

Upcoming Events:

2/17 - Meet of Champions @ Lehigh University


The Varsity Cheerleaders turned their attention back to the basketball court this week to support both the girls' and the boys' basketball teams in the PAC playoff games. Now, they are preparing for their last competition of the season and cheering at the District games later this week. The season is busy right to the very end!

Our standout athlete this week is Jorja Rembert. Jorja is both incredibly talented and hard-working! A beautiful tumbler and strong flyer, Jorja contributes to both competition routines in every area. At games, she is spirited, energetic and enthusiastic. We are thankful for Jorja and all she brings to our team!

Upcoming Events:

Sunday 2/26 - Kedron Spirit Classic


The wrestling team closed out their dual meet season with a 49-17 win over Pottsgrove to finish with a 14-7 record.

Chase Kerwood, Joey Simko, Shane McQuaid and Collin O'Neill recorded falls for the Warriors. Matty Shumaker and Dylan Pachak won by decision while Tucker Hazelton, Ryan Hayes and Axavier Danavandi won by forfeit.

The Warriors close out their regular season next Saturday at the Panther Open Tournament at William Tennent High School.

Upcoming Meets:

2/18 – Away Meet at William Tennett – Panther Invitational Tournament