The league newcomers from Pottsgrove broke open a competitive, 13-7, first half to score 19 counters after intermission. The result was a 32-13 triumph and a key to the trophy room.

Sting had tied for fourth place with a 6-4 record in the regular season but buzzed their way through the playoffs to earn the title. No Escape had tied with Global Sports each with gaudy 9-1 marks but there was no escape for them on Saturday.

Two-time defending champion Global Sports also fell by the wayside during the second season.

The newly crowned champs had a host of heroes during the title clash. Quarterback Adam Thompson hurled four touchdown passes to spark the offense. J.J. Wilson added three scores with one coming on an interception. Matt Shields also hauled in a scoring pass. The stingy defense featured determined line play and a solid secondary. Eric Zipay, Drew Quinones plus Dan and Jesse Glennon were stars. Casey Glennon and Howard Ward added to the defensive point total.


Phoenixville moved to a tie on top of the leader board by winning twice last week in the PARD boys junior varsity summer basketball league at the Civic Center.

The Phantoms topped Upper Merion behind Jon Crabtree's 23-point barrage of three-point bombs. The local entry earned a 57-45 victory as seven players dented the scoring column. Justin Clayton paced a second half rally by adding eight points to the team victory.

Later in the week, Phoenixville edged Owen J. Roberts, 43-39, to improve their record to 3-1. Thomas Beasley and Clayton led the first half fireworks while Kyle McLelland came through with 10 second-half points. Kennedy Kenrick split two games during the week to fall to a 3-1 tie with the Phantoms. Owen J. Roberts pulled a 44-32 upset as Dan Beck hit from near and far to pace the offense with 21 markers.

However, Kennedy bounced back to defeat Great Valley, 41-36, using a balanced attack. Doug Palmer paced the Valley by scoring 19 points. Palmer again led the offense with 12 markers as the Patriots stopped Perkiomen Valley, 47-34, to improve their record to 2-2. Finally Perk Valley dropped Upper Merion, 54-44.


Owen J. Roberts defeated Lansdale Catholic, 29-23, in PARD girl's junior varsity basketball action last week Danielle Wozney led the winning offense with 16 points while Samantha Wozney added eight. The victory moved the Wildcats into a tie for first with the losers and Kennedy Kenrick each with 3-1 records.

Roberts also downed Pottsgrove Red, 39-18, behind the high scoring Danielle Wozney's 18 markers. Hannah Halterman also hit double figures with 11 points.

In other games, Kennedy Kenrick fell to Lansdale Catholic, 40-20, as the winners opened up a 22-11 lead at the half and never looked back. Kennedy defeated Pottsgrove White, 42-29, to keep the first place deadlock. Perkiomen Valley won twice to improve their record to 2-2. They outscored Pottsgrove Red, 28-15, and edged Pottsgrove White, 24-19.


French Quarter Bistro remained on top of the PARD women's fast-pitch softball league with a 4-0 record by downing Sly Fox, 10-0. The Cardinal Group stayed in the chase at 3-1 by scoring early and often to top Frank Jeffrey's,12-5.

Jeffrey's won their first game of the young season by edging Sly Fox, 6-5.


Pogey's Tavern threatened to run away from the field in the PARD men's slow pitch league by defeating Hamptons, 14-2, to move their record to 10-0. John Trankle's sluggers used a big seven-run, seventh inning to break open a good defensive struggle. Flannigan's Last Call had two victories during the week. They stopped the Falcons, 11-5, by scoring 10 of their runs in the first three frames. Staying hot, the Irish flagged Collins Paint, 21-9.


Team Phoenix kept their slim lead over the Outlaws in PARD coed softball by running by Global Logistics, 20-1. The local leaders improved their season mark to 8-0. The Outlaws escaped an ambush at Fitzwater Station by scoring three times in the top of the sixth to win 13-12. The Station rally fell just short as they plated three counters in the home seventh.

In other games Speed Demons sped by The Disintegrators, 17-6, and the Trappe Tornadoes stormed past the Badgers, 12-2.

The River Sharks took a bite out of the Speed Demon, 15-5, then swam past the Trappetastics, 8-1, to move up in the standings.

In the wildest game of the week, the Trappetastics edged the Disintegrators, 22-19.

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