March 24, 2014 |
Malvern Prep opened its baseball season Saturday by sweeping a pair of visiting opponents from the Catholic League in a nonleague doubleheader. Jake Mullan's RBI single in the sixth inning gave Malvern a 3-2 win over St. Joseph's Prep in the opener. His two-out hit drove in Clay Koniencki, who had led off with a double and moved to third on a wild pitch. In the second game, Tim Quinn starred as the Friars defeated Archbishop Carroll, 3-1. Quinn allowed one earned run in four innings to get the win and went 2 for 2. In other nonleague games: Archbishop Wood staved off a late rally from visiting Germantown Academy to prevail, 7-6. Matt Mandes went 2 for 4 with a double, an RBI, and a run scored.
March 24, 2014 |
HERSHEY, Pa. - The basketball bounced on the Giant Center court, and the shoes of the Archbishop Wood girls' players rubbed against the floor, causing squeaks, as the Vikings pressed on defense. As the game progressed, the bounces got closer together and the feet moved more quickly. But the intensity didn't translate into a victory, as Wood fell to Blackhawk in the PIAA Class AAA championship game, 51-43, Saturday night. Chassidy Omogrosso paced Blackhawk (28-2) on both ends of the floor, consistently getting to the rim on offense and wreaking havoc on defense.
March 23, 2014 |
Go through the Archbishop Wood girls' basketball roster, and a single feature jumps out: There are a lot of 2014 s listed between players' names and positions. There are nine of them, in fact, as the veteran-laden Vikings have that many seniors. Wood, which will play in the PIAA Class AAA state final Saturday, isn't shy about that circumstance. The players actually joke about how often they mention the large senior class in postgame interviews. They know it sounds redundant, but there's a reason to keep referring to it. "Honestly, this year, I think it is our seniors," Rachel Day said, laughing.
March 21, 2014 |
The sizable, to say the least, Greenberg clan might need to charter a bus for this weekend's PIAA girls' and boys' basketball finals in Hershey. Upward of 40 family members will be at the Giant Center to support hardworking siblings Bailey and Sean Greenberg in back-to-back championship games Saturday night. Bailey Greenberg is a 5-foot-11 sophomore forward for Archbishop Wood, which will meet District 7's Blackhawk at 6 p.m. in the Class AAA girls' final. She averages a team-high 10 points.
March 20, 2014 |
The Archbishop Wood girls' basketball team will have a chance at its fourth consecutive PIAA Class AAA state title after Tuesday night's 74-56 win over Holy Redeemer at Parkland High in Allentown. The Vikings raced out to an 18-4 lead after the first quarter, and Aubree Brown scored 15 of her team-high 19 points in the first half. Bailey Greenberg took over in the second half and poured in 15 of her 18 points. As a team, Archbishop Wood knocked down 12 three-pointers, with Brown and Brit Keyes each connecting on three.
March 20, 2014
ARCHBISHOP Wood jumped out to an 18-4 lead after the first quarter, gaining control of the game en route to a 74-56 win over Holy Redeemer in the Class AAA girls state semifinals. The Vikings will take on Blackhawk, which topped Palmyra, 49-41, for the state title on Saturday at 6 p.m. in the Giant Center at Hershey. Leading the way for Wood were Aubree Brown with 19 points and Bailey Greenberg with 18. Also reaching double figures were Rachel Day and Jess Kaminski with 10 points each.
March 17, 2014 |
BETHLEHEM, Pa. - A strip by Rachel Day. A steal by Aubree Brown. Jess Kaminski meets the opposing point guard just after she crosses midcourt, rattling her enough that she makes a bad decision. Down to the last person on the roster, the members of the Archbishop Wood girls' basketball team play relentless defense. The Vikings' feet never stop moving, and their hands fly everywhere. Scranton Prep found that out the hard way Saturday, as Wood defeated the Classics, 48-33, in a PIAA Class AAA state quarterfinal at Bethlehem Freedom.
March 14, 2014 |
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.
March 11, 2014 |
Adashia Franklyn called it "team building. " Her head coach at West Chester Rustin, Leah Kim, described it as a "team meeting. " Whatever it was that the Rustin girls' basketball team took part in after tough, back-to-back losses in the PIAA District 1 Class AAAA tournament, the terminology did not matter. The result is what mattered. Kim wanted her team to reflect on why it plays the game before the Golden Knights' first-round state playoff contest Friday. So the players sat and talked.
March 10, 2014 |
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.