April 5, 2014 |
Bonner-Prendergast knocked Archbishop Wood out of the baseball playoffs three years ago on a walk-off hit by pitch in a game Friars coach Joe DeBarberie said he would never forget. Bonner-Prendergast beat visiting Archbishop Wood on another walk-off hit by pitch Thursday, 2-1, in a Catholic League matchup, and DeBarberie will have a reason to remember this victory, as well: It was the 100th of his career. "It means, for six years going into my seventh, I've had tremendous players and great coaches on my staff," said DeBarberie, who received a celebratory cake from the players' mothers after the game.
March 25, 2014 |
HERSHEY - Archbishop Wood coach John Gallagher gave his team a speech before their first game on Dec. 15. It was his first year as head coach, but he could see where the season was going. He told them about the quality of people sitting in the room with him at that very moment. He told them the basketball season was a marathon, not a sprint, and they would have to climb the proverbial ladder. "I said that speech on December 15th because I thought I was going to be here tonight," Gallagher said Saturday night after the PIAA Class AAA championship game.
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.