The Patriot FC U11 Girls Red soccer team was named champions in the elite bracket at the annual Vereiningung Erzgebirge (VE) Summer Friendly Tournament in Warminster recently.
by June Portnoy
Yardley’s Carly Stead, 16, won fifth place in the 77th Annual All-American Soap Box Derby World Championship held July 26th in Akron, Ohio.
Youth Tennis Teams from Bucks County recently competed in the USTA Jr. Team Tennis District Championships in both New Jersey and the greater Philadelphia area.
The Bucks County spring league was administered by the nonprofit Bucks County Tennis Association (BCTA), and teams competed for eight weeks during the spring season with the Serve-ivors and Terman-netters earning the right to compete in the 14-and-under and the 18-and-under divisions, respectively. The teams competed in the July USTA Middle States Philadelphia Area District Championships against teams that had won their leagues from throughout the five-county greater Philadelphia region.
The Langhorne Athletic Association 8-year-old District 3 Cal Ripken team beat Valley AA this summer in the district championship game by a score of 11-1. The win earned the team a trip to the state tournament where they finished with a 2-2 record.
The players, pictured from left, are Ethan Haus, Jaymie Sariano, Joey Amati, Jake Jordan, Jack McVey, Ryan Jacobson, Joel Bonner, Riley Triano, Tyler Tabita, Colin Demi, and Jack Evans. Coaches, from left, are Guy Triano, Kevin Bonner, and Mike Sariano.
The question on everyone’s mind was, “Is this the year?” The Tri-Township Senior Babe Ruth 16-18 year-old team captured the Pennsylvania Senior Babe Ruth State Championship on Sunday, July 20th in Lehighton after competing through a double-elimination tournament undefeated. Tri-Township, representing Bucks County, achieved a perfect 4-0 record the hard way, but with heart and unyielding effort. In the final game, Tri-Township never said die, when it rallied from four runs down in the top of the seventh inning, scoring seven unanswered runs in a 7-4 win.
Pictured are, front row, Brandon Peake, Reese Hirsh, Ryan Rearden, Kevin Greed, William Castner, and Ryan Mateo; middle row, Reese Sargent, Shane Cangemi, Connor DeLuca, Aidan McCormack, and Elliot Puckett; back row, Coach Ray Sargent, Manager Arty Peake, and Coach Bob Puckett.
Pictured in front row from left are Cole Fehrman, EJ Wentz, Jonathan Cawley, Sajan Shah, Brett Young, and Alec Kennedy; middle row, Alex Creighton, Connor Boyle, Jack Hamilton, Andrew Whinney, Gavin Morgan, and Braden Murphy; back row, Coaches Kevin Murphy, Scott Hamilton and Ed Wentz.
The Langhorne Athletic Association Lightning 10U Softball Team finished second place this past July in the Babe Ruth State Softball tournament. This team marked the first time in history that the Langhorne Athletic Association has finished second in the state championship, as well as qualify for the Mid Atlantic Regional tournament.