October 11, 2015
BOYS' SOCCER CATHOLIC LEAGUE Archbishop Ryan 2, Archbishop Wood 0: Michael Quinn scored twice for the visitors, and Kevin Conroy assisted on both goals. Kevin Conroy made seven saves in the shutout. NONLEAGUE Father Judge 2, Upper Dublin 1: Eddy Rangel and Eric Trush each scored, and the hosts, ranked No. 3 in Southeastern Pennsylvania by The Inquirer, improved to 13-0. Jose Balomeque scored for Upper Dublin. North Penn 2, Holy Ghost Prep 1: The sixth-ranked visitors scored two first-half goals, including Michael Kohler's penalty kick.
October 9, 2015 |
NATE L. SMITH doesn't like to live in the past, even though it's so much a part of who and what he's become. So he will tell his story, whenever someone brings it up again, since he knows it's never going away. That's the way it is, with this kind of story. A little more than 10 years ago, Hurricane Katrina changed New Orleans forever. Smith, who was 12 at the time, lived there with his family. Before the storm hit, his mother took him and his younger sister to stay with relatives in Texas.
September 28, 2015 |
Evan Vare scored twice and assisted on another goal in the first 18 minutes of Central Bucks East's 3-2 victory at Coughlin High School in Wilkes-Barre. Alex Parasky had the other goal for C.B. East, which led 3-0 in the first 18 minutes. Central Bucks East is ranked second in Southeastern Pennsylvania by The Inquirer. In other nonleague action: Brandon Morris scored the winner off a pass from Joey Recupero to help the No. 7 Central Bucks West to a 1-0 victory at Great Valley.
September 26, 2015 |
Away from the field, Anthony Russo and Mark Webb don't spend much time together. Russo, Archbishop Wood's senior quarterback, likes to "go a bunch of places," according to Webb, a wide receiever who said he is more of a homebody. But the two talk every day and throw a minimum of 50 balls each day, and an undeniable chemistry is starting to form between the two. "We had a really productive offseason together, getting together almost every day and throwing," Russo said after Archbishop Wood's 48-6 romp over West Catholic at Northeast.
September 18, 2015 |
Mike Smith scored midway through the second half to complete Archbishop Wood's 2-1, come-from-behind victory Wednesday over visiting Cardinal O'Hara in Catholic League soccer. Scottie Pierson scored midway through the second half for the Vikings, who trailed by 1-0 at the break. Suburban One National. Tony Ciarlante scored off an assist from Dan Mehaffey at the 60-minute mark to lift William Tennent past Neshaminy, 1-0, at home. Anthony Caruso made four saves for his first career shutout as Council Rock North blanked Truman, 4-0, on the road.
September 15, 2015 |
While Steve Devlin has an intense and demanding coaching style, defensive end Mack Schwartz says Archbishop Wood's ninth-year boss finds a healthy balance when it comes to relating to his players. "He can be pretty tough on you when he sees a mistake, but he'll also joke with you," the senior said. "And he's really good at sensing when a player needs positive reinforcement instead of criticism. " On Saturday night, with Schwartz registering seven tackles, Devlin notched his 100th career victory as the host Vikings downed Simon Gratz, 44-30, in a nonleague matchup at William Tennent.
September 11, 2015 |
Emma Loving scored two goals, including the winner, as Central Bucks East, The Inquirer's No. 2-ranked girls' soccer team in Southeastern Pennsylvania, overcame No. 1 Pennridge, 3-2, in overtime on Wednesday afternoon in a Suburban One Continental matchup. Loving scored the winner in the 97th minute during the second overtime period. Maddie Myrtetus had the other goal for Central Bucks East. Catholic League. No. 10 Archbishop Ryan and Archbishop Wood fought to a 1-1 tie after two overtime periods.
September 10, 2015 |
NAME A SPORT and you'll find hundreds of kids in the area working hard and sacrificing every day with a singular goal in mind. Nearly every high school athlete has dreams of playing a Division I sport. In fact, one Public League football player's Twitter profile recently included a photo of a text message conversation, which illustrates the point. The first message said: "I wanna be in love. " The response: "I wanna go d1 . . . " After Week 1 of the high school football season, two players will share our first Player of the Week honor.
August 30, 2015 |
The Inquirer's Preseason Top 25. Last season's record in parentheses: 1. St. Joseph's Prep (11-3). The Hawks' bid for a third straight Class AAAA state title is headed by tailback D'Andre Swift, two-way back Benny Walls, and offensive linemen Charlie Holsopple and Ed Mooney. Four-year starter Joe DuMond is a force at fullback and defensive tackle. 2. Imhotep Charter (11-2). Albie Crosby's squad has ample speed and size. The Panthers are led by tight end Naseir Upshur, offensive linemen Johncarlo Valentin (6-5, 340)
August 12, 2015 |
Archbishop Wood's Tom Funk, a 5-foot-11 senior point guard who earned second-team all-Catholic League honors last season, made an oral commitment to Army on Monday. Funk received a scholarship offer from Army in April. He made his second visit to West Point on Friday. "Committing to Army is a big life decision," the 17-year-old from Warrington said. "But it's a great opportunity. It will give me the tools for future success. " Funk averaged 14.6 points, 5.5 assists, 4.5 rebounds, and 3 steals while helping Wood to an 18-6 overall record last season.