YMS U11 team wins tourney

The Yardley Makefield Soccer girls U11 team “Force” are the FC Delco Tournament Champs. The tournament was held Memorial Day weekend in Downingtown, PA.

Pictured in the front row, from left, are Samantha Strausbaugh, Samantha Zug, Victoria Woodruff, Amanda Prall, Maren Hunter, Mary Katharine Peters, and Mandy Vogel; back row, Coach Amanda Kirby, Darrien Furiness, Maggie Golder, Annabella Katz, Olivia Pogyor, Olivia Hass, Rileigh Studley, Emma Hagan, and Coach Chris Studley.

Congratulations ladies!


Congrats to Penndel Wildcats Cheerleaders!

The Penndel Wildcats Athletic Association Youth Competition Cheerleading Squad has been on a rampage on the Eastern seaboard. They captured the National and Grand Championship titles during the “Battle at the Capitol,” held in National Harbor, Maryland on March 22nd, and the National and Grand Championship titles during the “Grand Cheer and Dance National Championship by the Sea,” held in Virginia Beach, Virginia, on March 14th and 15th. And they took first place in their division during the “Cheer Tech National Cheerleading Championships” held March 7th and 8th in Wildwood, New Jersey.

The girls are, front row from left, Delancy Turchi, Alivia Murphy, Grace Heenan, Ashley Drummond, Amaya DeShield, Vanessa Delello, and Hannah Stanton; back row, Molly Swartz, Chloe Barber, Kylie Amarhanov, Dana Harris, Giovonna O’Sullivan, Tiera Jallah, Siera Jallah, Marisa DeNucci, Jordan Winchester, Mia Courtney, Maggie Wiley, and Hailey Cross. The coaches are Dana Burroughs and Stephanie Delello (not pictured).


Patriot FC Teams are EPIC Tournament Champs!

The Patriot FC U12 Red Vipers and U11 Red Thunder girls’ soccer teams each won the 8 v 8 Elite Division Championship at the three-day YMS EPIC Tournament in Yardley earlier this month.

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Youth soccer news

The FC Bucks Raptors U14 boys soccer team won their bracket in the recent MAPS Easter Kickoff tournament, held in Pittsgrove, NJ.

Pictured front row from left are Victor Sloan, Joey Brown, Dan Cunicelli, Vincent Colon, Frankie Green, Vincent Sciarrotta, Stefen Melekos, and Nick Kennerly; back row, Zack Burger, Tim McNamara, TJ Grube, Corey Shefsky, and Christian Rogers. Not pictured are Dante Demeo, Nils Dahlin, Zack Saifer, Colin Ochs, and Justin Segal.

FC Bucks Raptors is a part of the Council Rock Soccer Association.


ICBA champs

The Inter-County Basketball Association Eighth Grade team won the Division A Championship this year against Towamencin by a score of 54-45.  The team has been coached by Mike Stock and Kevin Ochs since the boys were in fourth grade.  The team won the B Division Championship in fifth grade, the A Division Championship in sixth grade and came back to win the championship this year (they lost to Towamencin in last year’s championship game). This was the last game that the boys will play together since they will begin playing high school basketball in the fall.

Pictured from left are Brian Schwartz, Bryce Stock, Ashton Johnson, Shawn Blank, Zak Saifer, Bradley Kraut, Konrad Kiska, Colin Ochs, Nick Gallo, Kevin McNamee, Seamus McKeever and Coach Mike Stock (not pictured is Coach Kevin Ochs).


Superior gymnast

Levittown resident and Penn Valley Elementary School student, Gianni Capriotti, age eight, a member of Philadelphia Boys Gymnastics, recently won the USA Gymnastics Pennsylvania State Championship for level 5 age 7. He also competed in Regionals earlier this month, individually and on a six-man team representing Pennsylvania. His team came in fourth out of seven competing states, and individually he placed third in the region.

Congratulations, Gianni!


If it’s spring, it must be time for tennis

The non-profit Bucks County Tennis Association’s (BCTA) popular low-cost county-wide outdoor community tennis programs swing into action this spring with the first of multiple outdoor seasons at public parks throughout Bucks County – affordable fun and fitness for family and friends of all ages and abilities.

This year’s programs include BCTA’s signature five-week-long Learn, Practice & Play for ages four through 94-plus, Jr. Team Tennis for ages seven through 17, High School and Middle School training programs, summer youth camps, and adult leagues. Season 1 begins the week of April 8th.

For program details and to register, log onto www.buckscountytennis.usta.com.

There are programs in Bensalem Township; Doylestown Borough; Doylestown Township; Durham Township (Palisades Community School); Falls Township; Frosty Hollow (Levittown); Hilltown Township; Langhorne (Core Creek Park); Middletown Township; New Hope-Solebury High School (Community School of New Hope-Solebury); Newtown Township; Perkasie Borough; Plumstead Township; Quakertown Borough; Warminster Township; and Warrington Township.


NHS welcomes new football head coach

submitted by Reed Hennessy, Editor-in-Chief, The Playwickian, Neshaminy High School

“It is an extreme honor to be named head coach,” said Steve Wilmot, biology teacher and new head coach of the football team at Neshaminy High School.

“Neshaminy has such a rich football tradition that has included legendary coaches and players known throughout the whole state.”

Since the departure of former head coach Michael Frederick was announced last month the search for the new head coach has been led by assistant principal and athletic director Tom Magdelinskas. Familiarity with the team and community will certainly not be a problem for Wilmot as he has served as an assistant coach on the team for the past 20 years, most recently holding the position of offensive coordinator.

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Champion golfer Vinay Ramesh honored in Harrisburg

State Rep. Steve Santarsiero, D-Bucks, honored PIAA-AAA boys’ 2014 golf champion Vinay Ramesh with a Pennsylvania House of Representatives citation in the Capitol in Harrisburg last month. The Pennsbury High School senior, a resident of Lower Makefield, captured the title October 21st with a playoff finish lasting three holes.

Vinay was joined in the House chamber by his parents, Radha Iyer and Ramesh Peruvemba, as well as his golf coach at Pennsbury, Glenn Goldsborough.

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Cobras finish as co-champs

The Langhorne-Neshaminy Cobras finished as co-champions in the fall season at 9-1 in the Under-12 Boys Division 2 East 8v8 of the Inter-County Soccer League. The Cobras scored 28 goals and only gave up 9!

Pictured in back row are Dave Fleming (assistant coach), Kevin Heltzel (head coach), and Bill Schoenemann (assistant coach); middle row, Cole Castagna, Paul Allen, Liam Fleming, Josh Schettino, Colin Heltzel, and Matt Mattia; front row, Ryan Schoenemann, Jesse Kovaschetz, Patrick Courtney, Aiden Jolibois, Ethan Ackerman, and Ryan Bencivengo. Not pictured is assistant coach Kern Jolibois.