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Written by Bradley Schlegel, Staff Writer
April 18, 2018

            In two of its last three games, Perkiomen School's baseball team squandered

Perkiomen's Jayden Kemp thrown out

at the plate during the Panther's 7-6 loss

to Shipley School on April 12.

late leads. Head coach Ken Baker said his pitchers are issuing too many walks at crucial moments.

"Our pitchers are allowing too many freebies," he said. "When you start doing that, your luck begins to change."

            Last week, the Panthers (6-3) dropped a pair of non-league games to Shipley School and Episcopal Academy. In between, they rolled to a 15-0 victory over the West Mont Christian Academy on Friday, April 13. Despite the losses, Baker says he is not concerned about the psyche of his team as long as the pitchers throw strikes when it matters most.

            "We're not far from where we need to be," the coach said. "We just have to be able to ...



Written by Bradley Schlegel, Staff Writer
April 18, 2018

            Ian Costanzo described a two-set victory over Upper Merion's Chetan Mitra on

                  Ian Costanzo

April 12 as a highlight of his three-year tennis career. Costanzo, the No. 2 singles player on Upper Perkiomen's tennis team, said he came out of the match feeling excited and confident.

            "I poured my heart out," he said. (Mitra) really pushed me. I didn't want to let it go."

            Costanzo's game has made significant strides during his junior season, according to head coach John Williamson. He said the player has developed more consistency with a variety of his shots, improved his serve and his net play.

            Costanzo prefers to charge the net and score the point with a passing shot rather than get caught up in a long volley and waiting for his opponent to make a mistake.  "It's more exciting to smash a volley," he said.

            On Tuesday, the Indians posted a 7-0 victory over Pottstown in their final home match of the season. Adam Dockery, their No. 1 singles player, and ...



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