Hill School swimming standout Maddison Marcheskie, a Pottstown native, closed out her high school career capturing the silver medal in the 100-yard backstroke with a school record 56.77 at the weekend's Eastern Prep Swimming Championships at La Salle University.

Marcheskie, who will swim for Bucknell University next year, also reached the medal stand in the 50 freestyle, placing fifth with a 24.14 after posting a 24.05 in the prelims.

She also anchored the Blues 200 free relay that placed fourth with 1:39.35, and the butterfly on the 200 medley relay team that placed seventh with a 1:48.75.

The Blues' Payton Miles finished eighth in the 100 free with a school record 53.39 and 11th in the 50 free with a 24.75, while Emily Glinecke took eighth in the 100 breaststroke with a 1:05.86 and 10th in the 200 IM with a 2:12.37.

The Hill girls team finished fifth out of 27 teams at Easterns, its best finish since 2006.



Spring-Ford 7, Perkiomen Valley 6: The Spring-Ford Rams varsity ice hockey team defeated Perkiomen Valley Sunday at the Iceline in West Chester.

Tyler Murphy led the Rams with three goals and an assist. Matt Giovinco also had a hat trick and scored the game winner with 11 seconds left. Justin Murphy contributed with a power play goal. Ben Geremski had four assists and Thomas Kisela contributed with three assists.

Adam Panzarella turned away 32 shots for the victory.


Jay Furst led the scoring for the Vikings with a hat trick and an assist. Also scoring for PV were Andrew Tarbet with two goals and two assists and Kevin Lombardi with one goal and three assists. Austin Lee turned away 31 shots for the Vikings.



Strock honored: Longtime Owen J. Roberts athletic director Dave Strock has been named 2013 Pennsylvania Region 1 Athletic Director of the Year.

Strock, the OJR AD for the past 32 years, is a member of the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators (NIAAA) and has been a certified instructor for the American Coaches Effectiveness Program.

He has served as league commissioner for numerous sports in both the Ches-Mont League and Pioneer Athletic Conferences.


Bears win Centennial: The Ursinus women's team captured its first Centennial Conference title on Sunday, finishing off a three-day display of outstanding and personal best performances at the 2014 Centennial Conference Championships. The Bears won with a total of 671.5 points.

The Bears, trailing Gettysburg by 10.5 points heading into the final 400 yard free relay, won both the A and B finals to capture the championship.

During Sunday finals, senior Malena Lair Ferrari became the second woman in Centennial Conference history to win the 200 back four times, as she won the event with a time of 2:07.24.

The Bears started the night with senior Bryn O'Neill taking sixth in the 1,650 free with a 17:57.11 while senior Molly Serfass finished ninth at 18:17.55. Senior Kim Bullock was 12th with a 18:57.46 in the event, followed by senior Kaitlin Kirker in 14th at 19:02.15 and junior Margo Randelman 16th at 19:07.50.

In the 100 free, Corinne Capodanno was second at 52.96, followed by Micaela Lyons in fifth at 53.39 and Chelsea Kozior eighth at 53.59. In the B finals, Alli Hemp was 10th at 53.97 and Marisa Ferrari 15th at 54.95.

In the 200 breast, Katie Pielmeier was fourth at 2:28.00, while Eva Russell, in the B finals, was 13th at 2:33.44.

Kyleigh Hamilton was second in the 200 fly at 2:09.43 with Rebecca Schroll seventh at 2:14.14. In the B finals, Cat Wilson was 12th at 2:16.29.

Ferrari was named most outstanding women's performer.


Bears take third: The Ursinus men's team finished their three-day run at the 2014 Centennial Conference championships by finishing third with a total of 532 points. The Bears finished just one point behind Dickinson.

In the opening 1,650 free, freshman Marcus Wagner finished second in the event with a NCAA B cut with a time of 16:16.17. Joe Gershun was in fifth at 16:36.77, with Henry Nonack in 10th at 17:07.04. Dylan Cooper was 13th at 17:12.83.

In the 200 back, William Benn was third at 1:51.37, a NCAA B cut. Chase Renninger (Boyertown) was ninth at 1:54.08, followed by James Marrone in 12th at 1:58.32 and Jacob Robinson 14th at 1:58.63, Nonack 16th at 2:01.03.

In the 100 free, John Wieczorek was seventh at 47.39 with Spencer Collopy in 13th at 48.85.

In the 200 breast, Charles Messa was fifth at 2:11.06 and Mark Hickey 11th at 2:14.53. Keith Larkin was 16th at 2:17.92.

In the 200 fly, Chris Hoops was fifth at 1:56.32 with Alexander Pandelidis 10th at 2:00.02. Alec Heckman was 12th at 2:03.25.