Molly Martin eyes a shot vs Steinert (Photo by Paul Domboski)

On Tuesday, the Hopewell Valley Central High School (CHS) girls’ basketball team hosted the Steinert Spartans. CHS’ tough defense held the visitors scoreless until half way through the second period on the way to a 48-37 win. Hopewell had a balanced attack; although no player reached double digits, seven players reached the scoring sheet. Ally Oldfield and Maddie Schrader each reached 9 points to pace the Bulldogs.

Addy Danieluk battles for a bucket vs Steinert (Photo by Paul Domboski)

Friday, the West Windsor-Plainsboro South Pirates hosted the Bulldogs. Once again, stifling defense led the Bulldogs to a 38-24 victory. Charlotte Hare had a solid game with 11 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists. All were Bulldog game highs. The Hopewell girl’s season record stands at 11-8.  -Paul Domboski

Gabe Rodriquez shoots a 3 pointer vs West Windsor-Plainsboro South (Photo by Paul Domboski)

On Tuesday, the CHS boys basketball team was dispatched to Steinert to tangle with the Spartans. The Bulldogs came up short 51-60. CHS’ Gabe Rodriquez led all scoring with 25 points. Steinert’s Nymere Whitaker was the Spartans’ leading scorer with 24 points.

Friday night, the CHS boys hosted the Pirates of West Windsor-Plainsboro South. Gabe Rodriquez show continued strength as he tossed in 17 points to lead Hopewell Valley to a 55-51 win.  Rodriquez also led Hopewell with 5 rebounds. John Broz, Kevin Ellis and Brian O’Reilly each chipped in 9 points for the Bulldogs. Thursday night will be the boys’ Senior night versus Nottingham. -Paul Domboski

Aiden Sullivan drives to the bucket vs West Windsor-Plainsboro South (Photo by Paul Domboski)

The CHS girls swim team had one meet last week, in the first round of the state competition. Unfortunately, the girls lost to Metuchen 88-82 in an extremely close meet. Hopewell had many great swims, but Metuchen had some extremely fast swimmers. 

The Hopewell Valley CHS Girls Swim Team (Photo by Christopher Sawicki)

Lilly Wurtz won the 50 freestyle (26.61) and the 100 backstroke (1:08.01), and Emilie Sawicki won the 100 breaststroke (1:12.07). Regan Sherman placed 2nd in the 200 freestyle (2:00.44) and the 500 freestyle (5:25.53), Shriya Karthikvatsan placed 2nd in the 200 IM (2:27.20) and the 100 freestyle (59.96), and Ava D’Alessandro came in 2nd in the 100 butterfly (1:14.42).

The Bulldogs won the 200 medley relay (Lily Wurtz, Emilie Sawicki, Ava D’Alessandro, Shriya Karthikvatsan, 2:02.32), and finished second in both the 200 freestyle relay (Jade Gamelin-Kao, Alyssa Lui, Sion Shambora, Regan Sherman, 1:52.13) and the 400 freestyle relay (Shriya Karthikvatsan, Ava D’Alessandro, Emilie Sawicki, Regan Sherman, 3:58.10). This was the final meet for seniors Jade Gamelin-Kao, Alyssa Liu, Sion Shambora, Amani Ali and Kelly Cane, who will be missed in next year’s roster. -Christopher Sawicki

Ava D’Alessandro and Sofia Marcus on the bloc (Photo by Christopher Sawicki

The Hopewell Valley-Montgomery ice hockey team topped off their regular season with two wins against Colonial Valley Conference rivals.  Tuesday was Senior Night, and the Bulldogs bested Steinert 6-0.  Senior Dan Seamon started the action with two goals, both assisted by Sean Amon. Sean Amon scored next, assisted by seniors Cal Fleming and Ethan Block. Adrien Mann scored, assisted by Michael Boyer and Lucas Gaissert. Sean Amon scored a second goal, this time assisted by Jackson Cook. Senior Trent Demers scored the final goal of the night, assisted by senior Lindsey Anderson and Michael Boyer. Goalies Aidan Schaeffer and Derek Doldy were in the crease for the shut out.

On Wednesday, they faced Nottingham High School. Ethan Block, assisted by Cal Fleming, scored first. It was followed by Nottingham’s Connor Luckie. The final two goals were both scored by Roman Vitolo, the first assisted by Ethan Block and Trent Demers and the second assisted by Ethan Block and Sean Amon. The final score for the last game of the regular season was 3-1, giving the Hopewell Valley-Montgomery an overall record of 14-5-2.  The team’s next game is on Tuesday against Steinert in the Mercer County Tournament. -Tracy Vogler

For this week’s upcoming HVRSD games, see the schedule here: https://www.colonialvalleyconference.org/public/genie/348/school/7/

If you would like to contribute sports reporting or game photographs to MercerMe, please send an email to tracy@mercerme.com.

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