Upper Perk's Joe Greco hits the ball from the fairway in last Thursday's first match of the season played at Macoby Run against Brandywine Heights. Greco recorded a 48 for nine holes.
Anthony Boyle opened his season Thursday, as the No. 1 player on the Upper Perkiomen golf team, in disappointing fashion. In nine holes at Macoby Run in a non-league 244-246 loss to Brandywine Heights, the junior posted a 51; 15 strokes over par.
"I was not at all happy," Boyle said. "I didn't hit the ball well. I couldn't chip or putt. I couldn't do anything. I know I can play better. I have to put it all together."
The junior, who missed qualifying for last year's District One tournament by one stroke, looks to solidify his spot as the Indians' top player. Head coach John Brittain described Boyle's game as steady.
"Anthony does a lot of things well," Brittain said. "His approach to the game is solid. In a week or two, his game should be back to where we think it should be."...
Boyertown football practices a running play during a recent morning practice. The Bears will face Upper Perk on their home turf Friday, Sept. 11 at 7 p.m.
Despite returning only four starters, expectations remain high for Boyertown's football team.
"We've got a lot of young talented players, especially in the sophomore and junior classes" head coach George Parkinson said. "Our future looks pretty bright. I think we'll be real competitive."
According to Mike Banks, a returning two-way starter listed at 6-foot-2, 300 pounds, the Bears should improve their 5-5 finish from last season. He said they could even contend for the Pioneer Athletic Conference title if everything goes right....