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December 15, 2013 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
HERSHEY, Pa. - Archbishop Wood coach Steve Devlin acknowledged that his halftime talk, with the Vikings struggling mightily to gain rushing yardage, was "a little louder than usual. " Whatever Devlin said, the players - in particular, the offensive line - responded. Wood netted 184 yards rushing and three touchdowns after the break and downed Bishop McDevitt of Harrisburg, 22-10, Friday night at Hersheypark Stadium to win the PIAA Class AAA state football championship. Junior tailback Jarrett McClenton benefited from the up-front turnaround.
NEWS
May 24, 1990 | By Frank Bertucci, Special to The Inquirer
The waiting has begun for Archbishop Wood. The Vikings' first-place finish in the Catholic League's Northern Division has earned them a rest until the division championship game on June 2. Wood (16-8, 14-2) ended its regular season with a 1-0, nine-inning loss to defending league champion La Salle on Tuesday. Third-place Father Judge and fourth-place Bishop Kenrick will play Tuesday with the winner meeting second-place La Salle on Wednesday. Three days later, Wood meets the survivor, with the league championship game on June 6. "It's tough to survive that (opening round)
SPORTS
December 2, 2013 | By Nick Carroll, Inquirer Staff Writer
Reprinted from Saturday's editions Luke Spahits knew where he was going after he scored. Archbishop Wood's senior fullback knew who deserved credit for those touchdowns. He made quick U-turns after his first two scores and found an offensive lineman running toward him, ready to catch him in his celebratory leap. As it did after Spahits' first two scores, the offensive line carried Archbishop Wood in Friday's state Class AAA quarterfinal against Academy Park at Northeast, setting up six rushing touchdowns in a 42-14 win. "I owe it all to them," Spahits said.
SPORTS
January 13, 2011 | By Don Beideman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jay McGee has been named softball coach at Archbishop Wood, and he is virtually guaranteed to have an interesting time in the Catholic League this season. His daughters, Jade and Jenna, play for league rivals Conwell-Egan and Archbishop Ryan, respectively. Jade is a senior, and Jenna is a freshman. "There will be some days when there will be no talking in the McGee household," Jay McGee said with a laugh. "We're used to it, though. We're a softball family. Some days will be happy, some days will be sad, depending on who wins or loses.
SPORTS
November 9, 2012 | By Kate Harman, FOR THE INQUIRER
Talk to members of the Archbishop Wood girls' soccer team, and you are bound to hear a lot about second chances. A second chance at a season, after losing in the Catholic League semifinals but still making it to the Class AA state tournament. A second chance against Villa Joseph Marie, to which they lost during a preseason scrimmage. A second chance for a senior class that previously had experienced only success. But the most important second chance for the Vikings in Thursday's first-round state playoff game against the Jems was a scoring opportunity.
SPORTS
March 14, 2014 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
Villa Maria had the Archbishop Wood girls' basketball team on the ropes. Down by just three with a minute remaining in the third quarter, the Hurricanes had all the momentum and were taking it to Wood on both ends of the floor. The Vikings, led by their poised senior class, never panicked. They went on to win easily, 53-31, Wednesday night in the second round of the PIAA Class AAA state tournament at Colonial Elementary School in Plymouth Meeting. "We just couldn't lose," senior Rachel Day said.
SPORTS
October 6, 2014 | By Mark Whited, Inquirer Staff Writer
When teams built on strong goalkeeping, solid defenses, and aggressive offenses collide in soccer, their game can easily end in a draw. Consider the Catholic League boys' matchup of rivals Archbishop Wood and Father Judge on Saturday. In a battle for sole possession of second place in the league, the host Crusaders tied Wood, 1-1, through two overtimes. "It was a typical Catholic League game, tough and hard-nosed," Father Judge coach John Dunlop said. "We came out the first 20 minutes trying to execute our game plan, which I thought we were doing.
SPORTS
March 10, 2014 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
There are a lot of impressive things about the way the Archbishop Wood girls' basketball team plays the game, but what might stand out the most is that the Vikings don't have one star player. Jess Kaminski does the little things for the Vikings. The senior point guard is poised, makes smart decisions, and is all over the floor on defense. Junior Aubree Brown can shoot, is quick in the transition game, and has good hands. As for sophomore Bailey Greenberg, she's developing into a real offensive threat both inside and outside the paint.
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SPORTS
September 18, 2016 | By Rick O'Brien, STAFF WRITER
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.
SPORTS
September 3, 2016 | By Rick O'Brien, STAFF WRITER
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.
SPORTS
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.
SPORTS
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.
SPORTS
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.
SPORTS
June 4, 2016 | By Amanda Johncola, STAFF WRITER
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.
SPORTS
May 25, 2016 | By Aaron Carter, STAFF WRITER
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.
SPORTS
May 18, 2016 | By Jack Goodwillie and Rick O'Brien, STAFF WRITERS
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.
SPORTS
May 13, 2016 | By Rick O'Brien, STAFF WRITER
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.
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