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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Ambler Whitpain Trojans cheer squad ends winning season

The Ambler Whitpain Trojans Competition Cheer Squad has ended another fun and winning season.
“The girls worked very hard this year and it paid off,” notes press information.
Last month they competed at the Plymouth Whitemarsh Cheer Classic held at the Colonial Elementary School, where the squad placed first runner up.
In addition, the team entered three girls into the All American judging: Juliana Boggs, Danielle Ryan and Karena Scarlett.
These girls were evaluated on an individual basis for their precision, spirit and overall cheerleading ability against other All Americans who performed that day at that competition.
Ambler Whitpain Trojans took three of five of the medals given. Juliana Boggs took third place and Karena Scarlett and Danielle Ryan tied for second place.
Also last month, the girls competed at Upper Dublin High School and placed third out of the five top teams in their category.
Submitted Photo:  The Ambler Whitpain Trojans Cheer Squad and their coaches include, front from left, Chelsea Bright, Jackie O’Donnell, Bella Mendez, Nia Golden and Regan Santoro; second row from left, Danielle Ryan, Tamia Watson, Ali Phifer, Amya Blount, Megan Oberholtzer, Karena Scarlett and Juliana Boggs; third row from left, Caroline Burkhart, Julia Palermo and Kendall Williams ; and fourth row from left, Director and Head Coach Christie Mendez, Assistant Coach Mallory Pearson, Asstistand Coach Desiree Zimmer and Assistant Coach Stephanie David.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Perk Valley Youth Travel Basketball

The Perkiomen Valley Youth Travel Basketball Girls 6th Grade (11 and Under) team won the 8th Annual Patrick Fetterman Memorial Invitational Basketball Tournament in Cooperstown, NY on Saturday, January 14th and Sunday, January 15th, 2012 (

The Perkiomen Valley team went undefeated in the tourney facing New York regional powerhouses Cobleskill, New Hartford, and host Cooperstown on their path to victory. The team was led by great pressure man-to-man defense allowing just 23 points in the 4 tournament games. Anchoring the defense was standout Guard Hannah Brown. Point Guard Kylie Webb was named to the All-Tournament Team and Center Alex Blomstrom was named the Most Valuable Player of the Tournament.

The team competes each winter in the Inter-County Basketball Association basketball league with teams from Berks, Bucks, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties.

Picture (attached): (L-R) Front Row: Jill Kachmar, Brynne Wacker, Kylie Webb, Alex Vullings, Jessie Oltman and Allison Cappelli

Second Row: Katie Puppillo, Molly Hutton, Hannah Brown, Brittany Donigan, Alex Blomstrom and Megan Moore

Third Row: Assistant Coaches: Lee Donigan, Steve Oltman, Mark Brown and Head Coach Tom Blomstrom

For additional information please contact Scott Whiteman, Tournament Director at the Clark Sports Center in Cooperstown, NY at 607-547-2800 x109 or Tom Blomstrom, PVYB Girls 6th Grade Head Coach at 610-420-9830.

Hatfield Ice Dogs

The Hatfield Ice Dogs Midget 16AA Blue Ice Hockey team traveled to Canada Jan 12th-15th to compete in the International Silver Sticks 26th Annual Ice Hockey Tournament. In order to participate in this tournament you had to win the regional SS tournament that was held in Ice Line in West Chester. As the Eastern Region representative winners we earned the opportunity to participate. The Ice Dogs won 6 straight games including an overtime triller in the Championship game to hoist the “Silver Stick.” The team defeated Arvada Storm (CO) 4-0, Toledo Cherokee(OH) 5-2, Stonycreek Warriors(Ontario) 7-1, in the preliminary round. The elimination rounds saw victories over Orlando Jr. Knights (FL) 6-2 and Farmington Hills Fire(MI) 5-2. This takes us to the final game where we played the Oakland Jr. Grizzlies, another team from Michigan and won in overtime 2-1. It was an exhilarating game for all. The Silver Stick trophy will be placed in the Hockey Hall of Fame in Canada with our names on it as the 2012 Midget 16AA Minor SS Champions. Congratulations to all the boys for the great job they did. We are all proud of you!!!

Names of people in picture:

Back Row: Coach Rich, Joe Ridolfi, Matt Brown, Matt Stella, Connor Bechtel, George Garris, Nick Patullo, Brendan Jaquay, Sean Delaney, Jake Kitchenman, Caleb Witzaney, Shawn Quigley

Middle Row: Corey Mackin, Sam Etskovitz, Dylan Cerebe, Eric Checkowski, Bobby Mallon, Nick DeLaurentis, Liam Zacny, Manager Sandy Patullo

Front Row: Coach Rick, Hayden Richards, Jared Burch, Coach Sutow

Missing Coach Chris