September 28, 2014
SOCCER CATHOLIC LEAGUE La Salle 2, Father Judge 1: The Explorers remained undefeated in league play after beating Judge, the No. 7 team in The Inquirer's Southeastern Pennsylvania rankings. The hosts scored twice in the first half, including James Hughes' first tally of the season. The junior center back headed in Sean Clinton's cross from the left side. Senior Clint Ormsby had nine saves for La Salle. Archbishop Wood 6, Bishop McDevitt 0: R.J. Liszewski's hat trick was enough for the No. 1 Vikings to stay undefeated.
September 28, 2014 |
THE START was inauspicious for Archbishop Wood until the young man who was one of the best-dressed 5-year-olds in West Oak Lane history jumped into action. It was a fourth-and-6 early in the first quarter against Archbishop Ryan when three penalties on their opening drive appeared to scuttle the Vikings' momentum. That is, until Jake Cooper took a direct snap on a fake punt and flared a pass to Gianni "G-Money" Cruel, who was uncovered in the middle of the field. After a quick juke and a burst of speed, Cruel capped off the subterfuge with a 48-yard touchdown.
September 27, 2014 |
Garnet Valley, which has rebounded nicely from an opening loss to Unionville, is considered by many the favorite to repeat as Central League football champion. But two others, Conestoga and Springfield, are strong contenders for top league honors. In a key matchup between unbeatens, the Pioneers (4-0 overall, 3-0 Central) will visit Springfield (4-0, 3-0) at 7 p.m. Friday. While averaging 30.5 points, Conestoga has been spurred on offense by quarterback Tim Miller, running backs Parke Schweiter and Corey Manning, and wide receiver Martin Dorsey.
September 24, 2014 |
Before he became the most dangerous player on Shipley's bench, Ronan Higgins was the most promising fan in Shipley's crowd. But coach Thom Schauerman always hoped Higgins would follow in his older brother Conor's footsteps and suit up for the Gators boys' soccer team. So far, the younger Higgins has been everything his coach envisioned. On Monday afternoon, the freshman headed home Ian Hamilton's corner kick with 18 seconds remaining in double overtime to send the host Gators to a 2-1 nonleague victory over Roman Catholic.
September 19, 2014
ARCHBISHOP WOOD senior offensive/defensive lineman Ryan Bates has been selected to the 2015 Under Armour All-America High School Football Game. Bates, a 6-5, 285-pounder, is a Penn State commit and was the top-rated offensive lineman on the Daily News' All-City team as a junior. One of four senior captains, Bates looks to help the Vikings defend their second Class AAA state title in three seasons. Wood head coach Steve Devlin also has accepted an invitation to coach the game.
September 19, 2014 |
This story has been updated. AN ASSISTANT basketball coach at Archbishop Wood High School resigned late Wednesday because of his alleged involvement in last Thursday's savage attack on two gay men in Center City, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia said Thursday. The coach, identified by a source close to the team as Fran McGlinn, had been "serving as a coach on a contract basis," said Kenneth Gavin, a spokesman for the Archdiocese. McGlinn, 25, along with several other former Wood students, allegedly participated in an attack on a gay couple as the men were walking near Rittenhouse Square.
September 14, 2014 |
The Archbishop Wood defense recovered North Penn's fumble late in the first half of the Vikings' 42-7 romp Friday night, and Ryan Bates quickly looked to the scoreboard. The Vikings, who were the home team at North Penn's stadium, were already ahead by four touchdowns. But they wanted more. Bates, a lineman, pounded his fists on the sideline. The quarter had elapsed. Wood's high-powered offense would have to wait. The Vikings offense did not run a play for negative yardage until midway through the third quarter.
September 11, 2014 |
Ryan Hemsley admits to being "very, very superstitious. " His Archbishop Wood soccer teammates used to poke fun at the senior goalkeeper about it, actually. After the Vikings huddle, he walks to his goal. There, Hemsley hits the two posts and the crossbar and then makes the sign of the cross. It is something he picked up a while ago from Peter Pappas, a former goalie with the Philadelphia Kixx and now a television analyst during Philadelphia Union games. But there's something different about Hemsley's pregame ritual this season.