Records fall at Tri-County Swim League Championships

The Baker Park swimming team poses with the championship trophy after winning the Tri-County Swim League A Championships team title on July 26 in Phoenixville. (Barry Taglieber - For Digital First Media)
The Baker Park swimming team poses with the championship trophy after winning the Tri-County Swim League A Championships team title on July 26 in Phoenixville. (Barry Taglieber - For Digital First Media)
Baker Park head coach Ryan Kennedy receives the championship trophy after the Tri-County Swim League Championships on July 26. (Barry Taglieber - For Digital First Media)
Baker Park head coach Ryan Kennedy receives the championship trophy after the Tri-County Swim League Championships on July 26. (Barry Taglieber - For Digital First Media)

Swimming

The Tri-County Swim League ended the season recently with the Senior Championships hosted by North End Swim Club, the B Championships hosted by Upper Perkiomen YMCA Tuesday, July 25, and the A Championships hosted by Baker Park (Phoenixville YMCA outdoor pool) Wednesday, July 26.

Eight teams comprise the league: Baker Park, Bellewood CC, Hillside, Laurelwood, Nine Oaks, North End, Skippack, and Upper Perk YMCA.

At the Senior champs, the 13-14 and the 15-18 year-olds from the eight teams competed by age group for the top eight places. Out of 27 events, 17 events had records broken, most notably:

13-14 Boys 200 Meter Medley relay – Hillside (Chris Guiliano, Nolan Benner, Sean Lyman, Noah Vivian) crushed the championship, league, and pool records in 1:59.31

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15-18 Girls 200 Meter Medley relay – Baker Park (Alex Zelinske, Maddie Cooke, Morgan Hansen, Olivia Giampietro) broke championship, league, and pool records in 2:05.06

13-14 Boys 50 Meter Backstroke – Jack Christian, Baker Park, broke all three records, held by Patrick Schirk since 2002, in 27.57

15-18 Boys 100 Meter Breaststroke – Kyle Kovalenko, Upper Perk, broke all three records, held by Mitchell Scherer since 2008, in 1:07.78

13-14 Boys 50 Meter Butterfly – Dalton Fink, Laurelwood, broke all three records in 27.67

13-14 Boys 100 Meter IM – Chris Guiliano, Hillside, annihilated all three records in 1:01.60

Triple winner – Ryan Maher, Baker Park – 15-18 Boys 100 Meter Freestyle, 100 Meter Butterfly, 100 Meter IM

Double winners – Mikayla Niness, Baker Park – 13-14 Girls 100 M Freestyle & 100 M Butterfly; Olivia Giampietro, Baker Park – 15-18 Girls 100 M Freestyle & 100 M Butterfly; Maddie Cooke, Baker Park – 15-18 Girls 100 M Breaststroke & 100 M IM; Jack Christian, Baker Park – 13-14 Boys 100 M Freestyle & 50 M Backstroke

13-14 boys Medley & Free relays – Hillside

15-18 Girls Medley & Free relays – Baker Park

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At B Championships, 8 & under, 9-10, 11-12 year-olds competed.

Double winner – Jordan Vukson, Nine Oaks, 11-12 Girls 50 Yard Freestyle & 50 Yard Breaststroke

Other winners – 11-12 Boys 100 Yard IM – Deven Vennera, North End

11-12 Girls 100 Yard IM – Ella Albright, Hillside

8&U Boys 25 Yard Free – Tyler Page, Bellewood

8&U Girls 25 Yd Free – Ella Gibbons, Baker Park

9-10 Boys 50 Yd Free – Dysen Neill, Laurelwood

9-10 Girls 50 Yd Free – Sophie Sellers, Nine Oaks

11-12 Boys 50 Yd Free – Kidder Urban, Bellewood

8&U Boys 25 Yd Back – Benjamin Whitlock, Laurelwood

8&U Girls 25 Yd Back – Lila McMinn, Baker Park

9-10 Boys 25 yd Back – Zane Saeger, Bellewood

9-10 Girls 25 yd Back – Brynn Albright, Hillside

11-12 Boys 50 yd Back – Will Whitlock, Laurelwood

11-12 Girls 50 yd Back – Maura Battisto, Skippack

8&U Boys 25 yd Breast – Jackson Laverty, Upper Perk

8&U Girls 25 yd Breast – Rachael Minnerly, Upper Perk

9-10 Boys 25 yd Breast – Aidan Lacock, Hillside

9-10 Girls 25 yd Breast – Katherine Derman, Laurelwood

11-12 Boys 50 yd Breast – Shaun Drover, Baker Park

8 & u Boys 25 yd Fly – Declan Murray, Bellewood

8 & u Girls 25 yd Fly – Ava Parsia, Skippack

9-10 Boys 25 yd Fly – Asher Wan, Baker Park

9-10 Girls 25 yd Fly – Eva Gibbons, Baker Park

11-12 Boys 50 yd Fly – Caleb Huey, Nine Oaks

11-12 Girls 50 yd Fly – Shelagh Kratz, North End

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At A Championships, 8 & under, 9-10, and 11-12 year old swimmers who qualified by time competed for the top 8 awards.

Triple winners – Brynn Lewis, Baker Park – 8&U Girls 25 M Free, 25 M Back, 25 M Fly

Lauren Zelinske, Baker Park – 11-12 Girls 100 M IM, 50 M Back, 50 M Fly

Double winners - 8 & under Boys Medley & Free relays – North End (J. Faust, D. Testa, L. Schatzman, W. Huggard)

8 & under Girls Medley & Free relays – Baker Park

9-10 Boys Medley & Free relays – Laurelwood (C. Czarnecki, C. King, E. Suessmuth, M. Kulp)

9-10 Girls Medley & Free relays – Skippack

Nicholas Green, Hillside – 9-10 Boys 50 M Free & 25 M Fly

Mason Green, Hillside – 11-12 Boys 50 M Free & 50 M Back

Other winners – 11-12 Boys 100 M IM – Alex Hamill, Skippack

8&U Boys 25 M Free – Nathan Deeney, Baker Park

9-10 Girls 50 M Free – Kaia Griffith, Bellewood

11-12 Girls 50 M Free – Elle Grindle, Skippack

8 & U Boys 25 M Back – Micah Suessmuth, Laurelwood

9-10 Boys 25 M Back – Dylan Simeone, Hillside

9-10 Girls 25 M Back – Emily Hamill, Skippack

8&U Boys 25 M Breast – Dominic Testa, North End

8&U Girls 25 M Breast – Paige Lindenmuth, Bellewood

9-10 Boys 25 M Breast – Ryan Westerman, Skippack

9-10 Girls 25 M Breast – Brooke Zelin, Skippack

11-12 Boys 50 M Breast – Kai Hang, Upper Perk

11-12 Girls 50 M Breast – Eliana Crew, Laurelwood

8&U Boys 25 M Fly – Justin Delp, Nine Oaks

9-10 Girls 25 M Fly – Abigail Koehler, Skippack

11-12 Boys 50 M Fly – Kyle Rohrbaugh, Nine Oaks

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Winner of the team trophy for the season was Baker Park. Winner of the Terry Wade Sportsmanship Award was North End.

Senior Swimmers of the Meet were: Male – Ryan Maher, Baker Park; and Female – Maddie Cooke & Olivia Giampietro, both from Baker Park.

Baseball

The Upper Providence Little League 12U team won the Pa. state title by defeating North Allegheny by a score of 18-5 on July 29 at Fleetville, Pa. The team, which previously won the district 27 and section 8 championships, now advances to the Mid-Atlantic Regionals in Bristol, Conn., which begins August 6. Upper Providence meets Delaware in the opening round.

Team members include TJ Cadden, Ryan Garvey, Brendan Kenning, Michael McKenna, Cole Nilles, Cam Paquette, Gavin Schauder, Ryan Shaner, Vernon Sheeler, Gage Swanger, Matt Tsiaras, Jake Voynar

Tennis

Phoenixville hosted its annual Orange Crush tennis tournament last week from July 24-28.

Championship results were:

Boys 10 Singles: Tanish Panohumarthi def. Ryan Wang, 21-7

Girls 10 Singles: Elizabeth Ruch def. Gwen Natale, 22-20

Boys 12 Singles: Tarun Emani def. Daniel Sellers-Johnstone, 8-5

Girls 12 Singles: Ayushi Jain def. Madeleine Grous 5-0, ret.

Boys 14 singles: Tyler Miller def. Tarun Emani, 8-7 (5)

Girls Advanced Singles: Ella Sherman def. Jill Leary, 8-5

Boys Advanced Singles: Joey Vaile def. Andrew Holmberg, 7-5, 6-3

Boys 14 Doubles: Paul Grosso/Dan Sellers-Johnstone def. Tyler Miller/ Bob McCauley, default

Girls Advanced Doubles: Ella Sherman/Jordan Miller def. Jill Leary/Ayushi Jain, 6-3, 6-1