Local roundup: OJR tops Phantom swimmers

Photo by Barry Taglieber Phoenixville freshman Emily Fabius wins the 100-meter freestyle against Owen J. Roberts at the Phoenixville YMCA pool on Jan. 28.
Photo by Barry Taglieber Owen J. Roberts' Morgan Hansen swims to victory in the 100-meter butterfly against Phoenixville at the YMCA pool on Jan. 28.

Owen J. Roberts swept past Phoenixville in a PAC-10 swimming meet Jan. 28 at the Phoenixvile YMCA meter pool.

The Owen J. Roberts girls beat Phoenixville, 93-72. The Phantom girls swam without several key performers, including senior standout Shawna Moore.

Phoenixville’s girls (3-2 PAC-10) did get big days from freshmen Emily Fabius and Maddie Cooke.

Fabius finished first in the 100 free (1:05.30) and Cooke took the 100 breaststroke.


OJR (4-0) got three wins from Devon Niness while Morgan Hansen and Taylor Davis each had two. Niness won the 50 free and swam on the Wildcats’ winning 200 medley and 200 free relays. Hansen took the 100 butterfly (1:10.85) and swam the 200 medley relay. Davis won the 200 free (2:17.53) and swam on the 200 free relay. Gaby Yuhas also swam on both relays.

Colin Bauer and Alex McCullough led the OJR boys with three wins each.


Phoenixville 43, Pottstown 21: Jada Boyce scored a game-high 15 points, and the Phantoms’ defense shackled the Trojans in a PAC-10 game Jan. 28.

Phoenixville outscored Pottstown, 15-0, during the opening quarter. Julia Brown added 10 counters for the Phantoms (4-7).

Spring-Ford 46, Owen J. Roberts 32: Sammy Stipa led the Rams to the win with 16 points, including two 3-point field goals. Shelby Mueller added nine points for S-F (11-0).


Spring-Ford 73, Owen J. Roberts 62: Nick Stanek’s 22 points powered the Rams over the Wildcats.

Gary Hopkins and Drew Kakareka combined for 31 points for the Rams (12-0). Matt Crider scored a game-high 28 points for the Wildcats.


Boyertown 40, Spring-Ford 13: The Rams fell to the Bears in the battle of unbeatens Jan. 29 in Royersford.

Junior Michael Fretz recorded a momentum-changing pin at 182 poiunds to trigger five consecutive wins for the Bears (8-0, 19-0), including first-period pins from Jordan Wood and Jordan Wertz.

Spring-Ford (6-1, 18-1) got a 4-3 decision from Jonathan Cooper at 145 against Dylan Wertz and a 6-0 decision from Frankie Krauss at 152 over Hunter Vogels. Taylor Westlake added a 2-0 sudden-victory win against Cody Richmond at 170. Ryan Hayes (113) won a13-4 major decision.