In a 41-33 triumph over Richmond, Bowden picked off a pass and ran it 29 yards for a touchdown with 44 seconds to play. In an earlier game, his interception gave Delaware the ball inside the New Hampshire 20. The Blue Hens went on to score a touchdown that proved the clincher in a 14-10 win.
2 frosh aid King's. A pair of freshmen have helped the King's women's basketball team, which was hit hard by graduation, take a surprising 8-0 overall mark, 3-0 in the Middle Atlantic Conference. The Monarchs have won two tournaments in compiling their unbeaten record.
Nikki Kingston, a graduate of Owen J. Roberts, has scored 56 points. The 5-foot-6 rookie guard is averaging seven points a game, shooting 48.8 percent from the field (4 for 15 from three-point range) and 83.3 percent (10 of 12) from the free-throw line. Teammate Katie Bowes, a 5-5 guard who graduated from Archbishop Prendergast, is averaging 4.5 points a game.
Botes on way to Miami. Penn State freshman Eugene Botes will spend the holidays in Miami with the Penn State men's swimming team. The Nittany Lions, ranked No. 16 in preseason polls, will train there for 10 days.
Botes, a standout at Garnet Valley where he set several PIAA Class AA records, finished in the top six in four races Dec. 5 at the Nittany Lion Invitational. Botes was fourth in the 200-yard freestyle (1 minute, 23.9 seconds), finished sixth in both the 100 butterfly (50.08) and 100 freestyle (46.39), and was a member of Penn State's 400 freestyle relay team that finished second (1:23.99).
Here and there. The Atlantic Ten rookie of the year in field hockey was Brett Dymarczyk of St. Joseph's. The West Chester East graduate finished the season with 11 goals and two assists for 24 points.
Michelle Aroniwicz was one of eight Syracuse field-hockey players named to the 1999 National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division I National Academic Squad. The Downingtown graduate earned the honor by having a 3.3 grade point average and being a significant contributor on the field.
Upper Merion graduate Lauren Snyder is averaging 12.9 points a game for the Delaware Valley women's basketball team. That is the third best average for the Aggies, who are 5-2 heading into the holiday break. Snyder is shooting 50.8 percent from the floor. She is the team leader with 68 rebounds, an average of 9.7 a game. The 5-7 sophomore forward also is second on the team with 16 steals.
Kutztown junior Sam Holloway won by pin while Kutztown nipped Millersville, 19-17, in a wrestling match Dec. 8. The victory earned Holloway, a graduate of Phoenixville, a spot on the Golden Bears' weekly honor roll.
Aston resident Matt Clair has been a solid contributor to the 5-0 Albright men's basketball team. The 6-8 center/forward is averaging 4.6 points and three rebounds for the Lions.