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Week in Bronco Sports: 1/9-1/13

Missed any of last week’s games? Check out this week in Broncos sports review.
Josh Baskin
Mathew Velez celebrates a well-fought pin in the Broncos’ wrestling win.

Tuesday, Jan. 9

Boys Basketball vs. Mahwah – 64-55 Win

Pascack Hills boys basketball got off to a 20-4 lead in the first quarter over divisional rival Mahwah. Nick Lukmann and Ryan Lee both scored over 20 points as the Broncos notched their second divisional win and third of the season.

Girls Basketball at Mahwah – 50-32 Loss

Mahwah continued an amazing season, scoring their tenth win over Pascack Hills girls basketball. Hills dropped to 1-9 with this loss.

Josh Baskin
Ryan Lee went 5 for 6 from the free throw to help the Broncos beat Mahwah.

Wednesday, Jan. 10

Girls Bowling at Tenafly – 7-0 Win

Led by Hadyn Hopper’s 155-game average, the girls bowling team defeated Tenafly to improve to 4-2. It was a shutout win for the Broncos, highlighted by a huge win in Game 1.

Boys Bowling vs. Tenafly – 7-0 Win

Boys bowling did the same as the girls on Wednesday, getting a shutout win over Tenafly. Michael Chelney had an amazing match, with a 227 average over two games. The team improves to 4-3.

Wrestling vs. Ramsey – 41-40 Win

In their first home dual match of the season, Bronco wrestling had to win on tiebreakers against Ramsey. The Broncos got off to a solid start, leading 34-12 after eight matches. But Ramsey came back with four pins in the final six matches to tie the match at 40. The tiebreakers went all the way to criteria F—whoever had the least amount of forfeits. Ramsey forfeited the 285 class to Quinn Mercier, and that would be the push to give the Broncos the win.

Thursday, Jan. 11

Girls Basketball vs. River Dell – 55-38 Loss

Girls basketball dropped to 1-10 with another divisional loss to River Dell. River Dell had two straight 14-point quarters, while the Broncos scored a combined 10 points in those periods.

Boys Basketball at River Dell – 48-45 Win

The Broncos were down by 10 at halftime to divisional rival River Dell. They came back to only be losing 39-34 at the end of the third quarter. River Dell only scored six points in the fourth quarter, allowing the Broncos to tie it up. With one second on the clock, senior Nick Lukmann drained a three-pointer to give the Broncos a 48-45 win. Lukmann led the team with 21 points as the Broncos improved to 3-1 in the division and 4-5 overall.

Boys Swimming vs. River Dell – 90-80 Loss

Boys swimming lost their third meet to River Dell on Thursday. Brian Yang led the team with two wins in the 200-yard IM and the 100-yard breast and contributed to a win in the 200-yard freestyle.

Girls Swimming vs. River Dell – 97-73 Win

Girls swimming improved to 5-0 with a big win over River Dell. Rianna Kirkorian, Jessica Malocha, and Amanda Bramley had two individual wins each.

Josh Baskin
Nick Lukmann and David Weidmuller celebrate after Lukmann’s three-pointer gives Pascack Hills a win over River Dell.

Friday, Jan. 12

Wrestling vs. Clifton – 57-21 Loss (Big North Conference Duals)

Only Jake Wacha, Sean Herman, Tyler Duffy, and Hassan Shawkat won in the Broncos third loss of the season to Clifton. Wacha preserved an undefeated record this year.

Wrestling vs. Fair Lawn – 55-21 Win (Big North Conference Duals)

Hills bounced back from a loss against Clifton to win against host Fair Lawn 55-21. Quick pins from Jake Wacha and Dylan Funke led the Broncos to victory.

Saturday, Jan. 13

Wrestling vs. Ramapo – 48-30 Loss (Big North Conference Duals)

Six straight wins from Ramapo to end the match gave the Raiders a 48-30 win over Pascack Hills. Despite pins from Dillon Cahill, Quinn Mercier, and Hassan Shawkat, the Broncos could not hold on.

Wrestling vs. Wayne Hills – 42-31 Loss (Big North Conference Duals)

Four straight wins from Wayne Hills gave the Broncos their third loss in their final Big North dual match. While Quinn Mercier and Ajdin Radoncic got quick pins late in the match, it was not enough to give the Broncos the win.

Girls Basketball vs. Emerson Boro – 40-28 Loss

On senior day for girls basketball, they could not win against Emerson. Kayla Elek led the Cavaliers with 17 points, while sophomore McKenna Ferrall put up 9 points to lead the Broncos.

Boys Swimming at Passaic – 91-44 Win

Brian Yang, Harry Fominykh, and Nathan Jeong all had two individual wins in Pascack boys swim’s win over Passaic. Boys swimming got back to an even record now at 3-3.

Girls Swimming at Passaic – 101-38 Win

Girls swimming continued their undefeated season with a win over Passaic. Rianna Kirkorian and Phoebe Garretson both had two individual wins.

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Matt Merlino
Matt Merlino, Sports Editor
Matt Merlino is a Hills sophomore. He joined the Trailblazer his freshman year and live broadcasted sporting events at Hills for the PH Athletics YouTube channel. This year, Merlino is excited to be a part of the editorial staff and report on breaking sports news. Fun fact: Merlino enjoys go-karting as a hobby.

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