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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
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
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
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
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.
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SPORTS
January 31, 2016 | By Aaron Carter, Staff Writer
The recipe for success for the Archbishop Wood basketball team isn't complicated. Getting the ingredients to coalesce, however, has been a challenge at times. The Vikings had no such worries Friday night against La Salle in a 73-63 victory in front of a raucous home crowd. The win was the third straight for Wood (10-7, 4-5), which had lost four straight games in Catholic League play before its recent streak. The biggest difference: playing team basketball. "I think they realized that if they trust each other, trust in the system and play together, they're hard to beat," said coach John Mosco.
SPORTS
January 19, 2016
Boys' Basketball MARTIN LUTHER KING TOURNAMENT Mastery North 68, Freire Charter 65 Bartram 80, Palumbo 49 CATHOLIC LEAGUE Conwell-Egan 61, Bonner-Prendergast 44 Archbishop Carroll 63, St. Joseph's Prep 49 Father Judge 62, Bishop McDevitt 40 Roman Catholic 52, La Salle 48 (OT) PUBLIC LEAGUE DIVISION B Sankofa Freedom 62, Frankford 54 NONLEAGUE Boys' Latin 72, New Foundations 46 Upper Darby 70, Dieruff 59 Coatesville 79, West Catholic 60 Abington Heights 63, Lower Merion 55 Salesianum 52, Downingtown East 49 (OT)
SPORTS
January 18, 2016 | By Rick O'Brien, Staff Writer
Archbishop Wood senior Anthony Russo, a strong-armed quarterback who drew serious recruiting interest from Louisiana State, announced his commitment to play at Temple on Saturday. The 6-foot-4, 225-pounder made his decision to play on North Broad Street a day after receiving a visit at school from LSU head coach Les Miles and offensive coordinator Cam Cameron. "I want to stay close to home and represent my city, and I'm going to recruit the best talent in Philly to do the same," Russo said.
SPORTS
January 15, 2016 | By Mark Macyk, Staff Writer
Mike Power is no Shaquille O'Neal. And that's a good thing for Father Judge. Power made all 13 of his free-throw attempts in the fourth quarter Wednesday night as Father Judge held off Archbishop Wood, 80-71, in a Catholic League boys' basketball game. Power, who also had six assists, scored all 15 of his points in the final quarter. Marc Rodriguez scored a game-high 24 points and shot 9 for 9 from the floor. Tommy Funk scored 19 points for Archbishop Wood, which trailed by 49-32 after three quarters.
SPORTS
January 13, 2016 | By Rick O'Brien, Staff Writer
Archbishop Wood quarterback Anthony Russo has backed out of his commitment from Rutgers and reopened his recruitment, he announced Monday night on Twitter. "The past few weeks praying and sitting down with my family, we have decided that it is in my best interest to decommit from Rutgers University," the 6-foot-4, 225-pounder wrote. It is expected that new Rutgers coach Chris Ash will run a spread attack with a dual-threat QB at the controls. That likely played a part in Russo's decision.
SPORTS
January 12, 2016 | By Aaron Carter, Staff Writer
Matiss Kulackovskis needed every inch of his 6-foot-7 frame Sunday as the Archbishop Ryan junior charged at an Archbishop Wood shooter with about 15 seconds left in a Catholic League thriller. Wood sophomore Tyree Pickron had already hit a critical three-pointer 13 seconds earlier, but with Wood trailing by two points, his right-wing three would have given the host Vikings the lead. Instead, Kulackovskis closed quickly, blocked Pickron's shot, and collected the loose ball to help ensure Ryan's come-from-behind, 62-59 victory.
SPORTS
January 10, 2016 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
Mackenzie Gardler says her mother, Katie, doesn't like it when the sophomore guard is at the foul line. Much like being the parent of a goalkeeper, a pitcher or any other position where the onus of the attention is all on one person, watching a loved one shoot free throws can be nerve-racking. Cover your eyes, butterflies in your stomach, clench your jaw. Nerve-racking. Add a close contest for Gardler's Cardinal O'Hara girls' basketball team against league rival Archbishop Wood and an intense atmosphere, and it's safe to say that for the first three quarters Friday night, Katie Gardler was feeling it from her spot in the bleachers.
SPORTS
December 31, 2015 | By Mark Whited, Staff Writer
Toeing the foul line with less than 30 seconds remaining, and a win over a national power on the line, is a tall order for any high school basketball player. But on Thursday in Mesa, Ariz., Archbishop Wood's Matt Cerruti never capitulated. The junior connected on a pair of free throws with 20 seconds remaining to lift the Vikings to a 56-54 win over Mountain Ridge (Ariz.) in a Visit Mesa Challenge boys' basketball game. Mountain Ridge is the top-ranked team in Arizona and the 20th-ranked team in the nation, according to Maxpreps.
SPORTS
December 28, 2015
FOOTBALL Final. Rk. Team Rec. 1. Imhotep Charter 15-0 2. Archbishop Wood 11-1 3. Upper Dublin 14-1 4. Haverford School 10-0 5. La Salle 8-4 6. North Penn 11-3 7. Malvern Prep 9-2 8. St. Joseph's Prep 7-3 9. Downingtown East 11-1 10. Neshaminy 9-4 - Rick O'Brien
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