August 20, 2014 |
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - Taney ace Mo'ne Davis arrived at Monday afternoon's practice wearing basketball socks, basketball shorts, and a T-shirt from a basketball camp. She looked more like a point guard instead of the best starting pitcher at the Little League World Series. The 13-year-old from South Philadelphia has also showed off her flashy basketball sneaker collection. She said her classmates at Springside-Chestnut Hill Academy tell her she gets new sneakers every two weeks.
October 14, 2008 |
Sam Prescott proved you can get a college basketball scholarship without starting in high school. The Imhotep Charter senior, the Panthers' sixth man last season, orally committed Sunday night to play basketball at Marist University. The 6-foot-3, 185-pound swingman chose the Red Foxes over scholarship offers from St. Francis (Pa.), Howard and Stony Brook. "This was very unexpected," said Prescott, a resident of West Oak Lane. "I didn't have any expectations. I just wanted to work hard and play ball at Imhotep.
November 17, 1999 |
Spring-Ford senior Vanessa Kraft has signed a letter of intent to play basketball next year at East Stroudsburg University, according to Spring-Ford athletic director Mickey McDaniel. Kraft, a 6-foot forward, was a second-team selection on The Inquirer's all-Chester County girls' basketball team last year as well as a second-team selection in the Pioneer Athletic Conference. Kraft's 4.6 rebounds per game and total of 11 blocked shots last season were second only to the output of then-senior Julie Greger, a 6-2 center who is now a freshman at Duquesne.
August 5, 2010 |
Amile Jefferson, a 6-foot-8 junior forward at Friends Central, honed his skills at various basketball camps in June and July and is now displaying them at an international tournament in Chicago. Jefferson, who helped the Phoenix win back-to-back Pennsylvania Independent Schools tournament titles the last two seasons, is part of the USA 2012 team that is taking on elite players from Africa, Asia, Europe and Canada in game through Monday in the adidas Nations 18-and-under competition at the Attack Athletics Center.
August 28, 2010 |
Steve Zack, a 6-foot-11 senior center from Red Land High, has committed to play basketball for La Salle. Zack led the Lewisberry, Pa., school to its third Mid-Penn Conference Keystone Division championship in six years last season. He averaged 14 points and 8.5 rebounds as the Patriots went 24-6. The Patriots lost, 74-31, to eventual champion Plymouth Whitemarsh in the opening round of the PIAA Class AAAA state playoffs. Zack had 10 points and eight rebounds in the defeat.
August 12, 2012 |
Personnel officials at Villanova are investigating whether newly hired assistant basketball coach Doug Martin gave erroneous information on his resumé. The discrepancy, which was first reported by ESPN.com, concerns Martin's college basketball career and whether he played at Wisconsin-Green Bay. "We are looking into it," Villanova head coach Jay Wright said in a text message. The hiring of Martin, who has coached in the Continental Basketball Association, high school, and AAU basketball, was announced Monday in a statement.
June 27, 2007 |
Maalik Wayns, a 6-foot point guard from Roman Catholic High, will hold a press conference Friday to announce where he will attend college. All signs point to Villanova. Several sources close to the rising recruit have indicated that the Wildcats are his choice. And Wayns, who has an unofficial visit to the Main Line campus planned for tomorrow, intimated as much Tuesday evening. "Basically, it's [Villanova]," said Wayns, a junior-to-be. "If everything goes the way I expect, I'll commit.
April 25, 1994 |
Springfield's Suzy Yaramishyn and Bishop McDevitt's Courtney Knapp may be best known as basketball players, but this spring they are masquerading as catchers, and their softball teams have few complaints about the juniors wearing the catcher's mask. "Suzy came to me during the off-season and asked me if she could come out, and she did," Springfield coach Ed Jones said. "She's a terrific athlete. I said, 'Suzy, really the only spot that I have open is catcher. That's where I need help.
March 7, 2011 |
Council Rock South standout Alex Wheatley hopes that track and AAU basketball will take her mind off the Golden Hawks' 50-49 overtime loss to Downingtown West Friday night in the contest for the ninth and final berth from District 1 in the PIAA Class AAAA playoffs. "Track starts Monday, and AAU basketball begins next Saturday," said Wheatley, still playing the loss at Wissahickon over and over in her mind. "That was a huge low in an otherwise awesome season. " South led by 40-35 with a little more than a minute to play in regulation, but the Whippets fought back to tie it and force overtime.
August 6, 2010 |
Lee Chappine said Thursday that he no longer heads the football program at Middle Township High School. Chappine would not elaborate on the change, and no successor has been named. Athletic director Scott Lodgek could not be reached for comment. Over the last two seasons, Chappine guided the Panthers to 3-7 records. When he was hired for the job, Chappine had been an assistant at Hammonton, where he had been the head coach from 1985 through 1989. He led Hammonton to the state Group 2 championship his first year at the helm.