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.
August 7, 2015 |
KURT STENGEL mentioned in his eighth-grade yearbook profile that his future plans included joining the Naval Academy. "It's just something I've always wanted to do," the Archbishop Wood senior offensive lineman said. "And when I visited the campus, that sealed the deal. It's a great opportunity. " Stengel, a 6-4, 265-pound tackle who helped the Vikings go 14-1 and claim a second straight PIAA Class AAA state title last season, committed to Navy yesterday. Stengel's other scholarship offer came from Bryant.
June 12, 2015 |
Two of the area's premier senior-to-be quarterbacks, Council Rock North's Brandon McIlwain and Archbishop Wood's Anthony Russo, have been invited to participate in the prestigious Elite 11 camp finals next month. McIlwain, who has committed to South Carolina, earned an automatic berth when he was selected as the top performer at last weekend's semifinals in Los Angeles. Russo, who directed Wood to a PIAA Class AAA state championship last season and is ticketed for Rutgers, received word of his invitation, the 15th handed out, Wednesday night.
May 30, 2015 |
As a 6-foot-3, 175-pound freshman, Colin Scanlon needed a few games to adjust to junior varsity baseball at St. Joseph's Prep. The lefthander was only 15 years old and most of his friends played on the freshman team. "At first it was a little intimidating playing with the older kids," said Scanlon, now a sophomore for the Hawks. "But we got in the swing of it and it was fine after a few games. " In the District 12 Class AAAA title game Thursday against Olney, Scanlon was the king of cool on a sweltering day, striking out 11 en route to an 11-1 Prep victory at Ashburn Field.
May 25, 2015 |
After a nail-biting conclusion to Catholic League baseball final, Archbishop Wood skipper Jim DiGuiseppe Jr. ripped an imaginary monkey off his father's back during an on-field celebration. Before handing over the reins to his son in 2012 and staying on as an assistant, Jim DiGuiseppe Sr. guided the squad for 17 years without capturing the first-place hardware. After three more seasons of frustration for the father-son duo, the Vikings ended a 22-year drought Saturday afternoon by holding off a late Neumann-Goretti rally and triumphing, 3-2, under sunny skies at Immaculata University.
May 22, 2015 |
Archbishop Wood didn't take the easy route in advancing to the Catholic League baseball final for the first time since prevailing in 1993. Trailing La Salle by 3-1, the Vikings rallied for three runs in their last two at-bats, with the deciding score coming on a two-out throwing error, and eked out an improbable 4-3 semifinal win Wednesday at sun-splashed Neumann University. "Survive and advance, baby," elated Wood skipper Jim DiGuiseppe Jr. said. "It's playoff baseball. We kept getting at it. We were resilient today.
May 20, 2015 |
ARCHBISHOP WOOD junior quarterback Anthony Russo committed yesterday afternoon to play at Rutgers. "I like the family-type atmosphere and that it almost feels like a second home," the Doylestown resident said. "And I had a great connection with the coaches. " The 6-4, 220-pounder threw for more than 1,500 yards and 22 touchdowns last season while leading the Vikings to their second straight PIAA Class AAA state title. He chose Rutgers over Bucknell, Buffalo, Connecticut, Monmouth and Temple.
May 9, 2015 |
Nicholas Argentieri's go-ahead double capped a two-out, six-run rally in the fifth inning as Archbishop Carroll surged past host Archbishop Wood, 8-6, Thursday afternoon in a Catholic League baseball game. Max Frederick also had a two-out RBI double in the fifth inning and finished 2 for 3 with two RBIs and a run scored. In other Catholic League action, Duke recruit Jimmy Herron went 3 for 3 with two RBIs as La Salle coasted past visiting Archbishop Ryan, 16-3. Father Judge's Dan Hammer hurled a five-inning no-hitter in a 10-0 win at Cardinal O'Hara.
May 1, 2015 |
Christian DiGalbo and Alex Brady delivered back-to-back hits in the bottom of the sixth inning Wednesday to propel Bonner-Prendergast to a 3-1 victory over Neumann-Goretti in a Catholic League baseball game. DiGalbo hit a two-run double to left-center to put the Friars ahead for good. Brady followed with an RBI single. In other Catholic League action: Shane McGrody fanned five as Archbishop Ryan blanked Bishop McDevitt, 6-0, on the road. Joe Lancellotti remained undefeated on the mound and hit a solo home run in Archbishop Wood's 10-3 home win over Conwell-Egan.