Winter Wonder

Spring-Ford sports teams take the court, pool, mat, and ice.

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Winter Wonder

Junior basketball 
player Michael 
Fitzgerald goes up for a lay-up against 
Perkiomen Valley this year.

Junior basketball player Michael Fitzgerald goes up for a lay-up against Perkiomen Valley this year.

Brandon Smith / Yearbook Photo

Junior basketball player Michael Fitzgerald goes up for a lay-up against Perkiomen Valley this year.

Brandon Smith / Yearbook Photo

Brandon Smith / Yearbook Photo

Junior basketball player Michael Fitzgerald goes up for a lay-up against Perkiomen Valley this year.

By Connor Lynch, Staff Writer

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Saxon Vargo (left) and Gavin Tarity skate up the ice for Spring-Ford.

At Spring-Ford, it is no secret that athletics are constantly successful. Year in and year out, students know their school will always provide a competitive team in all programs. Winter sports have certainly made an impact on the atmosphere surrounding Spring-Ford athletics.
BOYS BASKETBALL
Senior Noah Baker has reached a tremendous milestone in reaching 1,000 career points for the Rams (18-9). Baker accomplished this when topping off a wonderful senior night in a huge 63-33 win over the Perkiomen Valley Vikings. Baker has put up double-digit numbers in majority of games for the Rams with the assistance from senior guard Ryan Hagan, who has set up many of his opportunities. Both Baker and Hagan are giving the fans much to cheer about with their entertaining performances. Most recently, the Rams came out victorious in a crucial game against Council Rock North in the first round of district playoffs, fell to Pennridge in the second round, and kept their season going with a win against Central Bucks West in the consolation bracket.
GIRLS BASKETBALL
Unsurprisingly, the Spring-Ford girls basketball team (21-2) has once again displayed their dominance. Led by senior guard Cassie Marte, the Rams jumped off to a hot start winning all three of their first few games. Alongside Marte, sophomore Lucy Olsen’s unreal talent has grabbed a great amount of attention and proved she is definitely one to watch for in the future. The Rams look to recreate the historic run they experienced years ago while enjoying a 15-game win streak to close out the season. They have already grabbed yet another PAC championship this season in defeating the Methacton Warriors, 55-41, in the PAC final. Recently, Spring-Ford earned the fourth seed in the District One 6A tournament, winning over Haverford to reach the quarterfinals.
SWIMMING
Although boys and girls basketball has tremendous hype this year, Spring-Ford swimming has quietly set some records. With a win from both boys and girls teams against Pope John Paul II, the boys team also came out victorious when beating Owen J. Roberts for the first time in school history. This feat has been accomplished with heavy contributions from junior 200-yard Individual Medley/500 freestyler Luke McKenna as well as sophomore standout Brendan Baganski, who competes in 50-and 100-yard freestyle. Despite their defeat against Owen J. Roberts, the girls program looks overwhelmingly promising being guided by 100-yard butterfly/200 IM contestant Katie Parker as well as Emma Thomas competing in 100-yard backstroke/200 IM. During the closing end of the season, the Rams shined in the PAC champions meet. McKenna and Thomas both won their respective 500-free events as well as the 20-free relay (Sam Ricci, Brendan Baganski, Sean Laing, and Corey Laing). Overall, the season was a success as the boys team ended with a record of 8-2 while the girls team went 6-4.
WRESTLING
The Rams’ wrestling team has enjoyed quite the dominant run through the individual and team tournaments this year, standing currently with a 21-6 overall team record. Spring-Ford finished second in the Liberty Division of the PAC after a tough loss to Owen J. Roberts, but the Rams gained revenge on the Wildcats with a 31-23 victory in the semifinals of the District One AAA Duals Tournament. Despite falling in the district finals, the Rams earned a berth to the state tournament in Hershey. Jack McGill (138 pounds, 32-5), Joey Milano (182, 35-2),
Zach Needles (145, 22-13), Dirk Nugent (152, 24-13), Shane Reynolds (113, 27-10), Quinn Tobin (27-6), Chase Smith (170, 17-8), and heavyweight Sean Brogan (23-18) lead a group of Rams eyeing a long trip during the district and state individual tournaments. Smith and McGill are former state tournament qualifiers. The Rams just won the District 1 North tournament and advanced nine wrestlers to the regional championships.
ICE HOCKEY
The Rams skated to a 8-8 record in the Liberty North division of the ICSHL. Joey Temoyan led with 16 goals while Saxon Vargo tallied 12. James Kisela (13), Brenden DeSantis (11), Temoyan (11) and Will German (10) led the team in assists. Drew Clifford had a solid season in net.