September 18, 2016 |
Between them, St. Joseph's Prep and Archbishop Wood have captured five PIAA state football championships since 2011. Sadly for local football enthusiasts, the Southeastern Pennsylvania juggernauts did not meet the last two years because of an adjustment in Catholic League scheduling. The heated rivalry was renewed Friday night in front of a large crowd at William Tennent's Claude Lodge Field and a national TV audience. In the Catholic League Red Division opener for both squads that was shown on ESPNU, the Prep pulled away with three fourth-quarter scores and easily triumphed, 43-24, in Warminster.
September 3, 2016 |
Several local football teams playing at the Jersey Shore on Saturday will try to beat the projected arrival of Tropical Storm Hermine. West Catholic and Roman Catholic are scheduled to meet at Wildwood's Maxwell Field at 11 a.m., followed by Neumann-Goretti against Columbia at 3:30 p.m. The start time of both games was moved up by a half-hour. Also, in the season opener for both squads, Penn Charter is set to face Lansdale Catholic at 10 a.m. at Ocean City High, just off the boardwalk.
August 25, 2016
Kickers to watch Barney Amor , Central Bucks East, Sr. - He nailed a 46-yard field goal last season. Massimo Biscardi , Downingtown West, Jr. - He has terrific leg strength. Connor Bowler , Downingtown West, Sr. - He regularly booms punts. Vince Capone , Germantown Academy, Sr. - He also shines on the diamond. Brandon Chiazza , Malvern Prep, Sr. - He is primed for a big season. Matt Mauer , Pennridge, Sr. - He was a first-team all-league performer.
August 24, 2016
Here are some of the top local players who have transferred between schools for this season: Kenneth Bennett , WR/DB, Sr. - To Palumbo from Simon Gratz. Jeffrey Davis , WR/DB, Sr. - To Imhotep Charter from George Washington. Mahmud Dioubate , QB, So. - To Bartram from Prep Charter. Shane Dooley , QB/DB, So. - To Father Judge from Archbishop Wood. Jason Dunn , WR/DB, Jr. - To West Catholic from Upper Darby. Rahsul Faison , RB/DB, Jr. - To Pottsgrove from Archbishop Carroll.
August 23, 2016
Division I Commitments Here are football players of the Class of 2017 who have made oral commitments to Division I colleges: Raheem Blackshear , Archbishop Wood, ATH, 6-foot-1, 180 pounds: Temple. Anthony Diodato , Archbishop Wood, DL, 6-5, 255: Fordham. Jake Glavin , Malvern Prep, OL, 6-2, 290: James Madison. Desmond Holmes , Cardinal O'Hara, OL, 6-5, 325: Penn State. Audley Isaacs , Valley Forge Military Academy, LB, 6-1, 210, Temple.
June 4, 2016 |
Archbishop Wood defeated Franklin Towne Charter, 16-0, at La Salle High to earn its third consecutive District 12 Class 3A title. Sean Hughes was the winning pitcher, giving up one hit in four innings pitched and striking out four. Bobby Heck went 2 for 3, scoring two runs and driving in two for the Vikings, while Joey Lancellotti went 2 for 2 with a run scored and four RBIs. District 12 4A. Sean Vega hit an RBI single in the top of the third to bring in Giovanni Ortega for the winning run in Olney's 5-4 victory over Father Judge at George Washington.
May 25, 2016 |
For nearly an hour, the only sounds emanating from the lacrosse field at Neumann University were the pitter-patter of raindrops and the clap of thunder. That is, however, until Archbishop Wood and Archbishop Carroll finally bounded noisily from the school's gymnasium adjacent the field, cheering their freedom after lightning caused a considerable delay. When play finally resumed, an hour and 41 minutes had lapsed, but Carroll's girls wasted no time claiming their 16th consecutive Catholic League championship with a 21-4 victory.
May 18, 2016 |
Archbishop Wood's Marisa Browne struck out eight batters Monday in a nine-inning, 4-3 home victory over Archbishop Ryan in Catholic League softball. Alicia Skinner scored the winning run on an error. SOL American. Meghan Smajda, who is pitching with a torn knee ligament, got her first win as visiting Cheltenham beat Springfield (Montco), 3-1. Baseball Angus Mayock knocked in four runs and earned the win as visiting Conestoga defeated Upper Darby, 14-4, in the second game of a doubleheader.
May 13, 2016 |
Christian Lutz's aggressive approach at the plate has helped put Father Judge in position to make a run at its first Catholic League title since 2000. "The first pitch, if it's there, I'm going for it," the junior designated hitter said. "It's usually worked pretty well for me. " Continuing his recent tear, Lutz went 3 for 4 from the cleanup spot as the visiting Crusaders downed Archbishop Wood, 7-1, in a first-place showdown Wednesday afternoon in Warminster. Lutz, a lefty hitter, slammed two homers to right field in last week's 3-2 triumph over La Salle at Ramp Playground.