December 28, 2015
FOOTBALL Final. Rk. Team Rec. 1. Imhotep Charter 15-0 2. Archbishop Wood 11-1 3. Upper Dublin 14-1 4. Haverford School 10-0 5. La Salle 8-4 6. North Penn 11-3 7. Malvern Prep 9-2 8. St. Joseph's Prep 7-3 9. Downingtown East 11-1 10. Neshaminy 9-4 - Rick O'Brien
December 28, 2015 |
There have been some dominant and talent-filled area football teams in this millennium. Neshaminy (2001) and North Penn (2003) both went 15-0 and won PIAA Class 4A state titles; Archbishop Wood's 2011 and 2013 squads impressed greatly while taking home 3A crowns; and the St. Joseph's Prep's team that earned 4A glory in 2014, even with three early losses against national powers, is also in the mix. Now, Imhotep Charter, which nine days ago capped...
December 25, 2015 |
Six players and the coach from Imhotep Charter, which went 15-0 en route to statewide glory, were selected to the Class AAA all-state team by Pennsylvania football writers. Imhotep senior running back Mike Waters, who rushed for nearly 1,900 yards and scored 45 touchdowns, was voted player of the year. Panthers boss Albie Crosby, whose squad outscored foes by 702-104 this season, was named coach of the year. The other Imhotep players, all seniors, earning all-state honors were Florida State-bound tight end Naseir Upshur, offensive linemen Yasir Durant and JohnCarlo Valentin, and defensive ends Andre Mintze and Shaka Toney.
December 24, 2015
4 Double-doubles for Abington's Lizzie O'Leary this season. 7 Consecutive appearances in the Catholic League championship game for Archbishop Wood. 19 Points per game averaged by Strath Haven's Katie Fisher.
December 22, 2015 |
Imhotep Charter made history by becoming the first public school from Philadelphia to win a state football crown. The school plans to recognize the players and coaches in a ceremony on Tuesday. That's when the accomplishment might sink in for Albie Crosby. "It still feels kind of surreal," the Panthers head coach said Saturday. "Maybe it will be different in a few days. " Racking up 514 yards on offense and overcoming three first-quarter turnovers, Imhotep, with its jaw-dropping speed, size, and physical toughness, overpowered Erie Cathedral Prep, 40-3, Friday night in the PIAA Class 3A final at chilly Hersheypark Stadium.
December 17, 2015
Records are through Tuesday. Previous ranking in parentheses. 1. Roman Catholic (1) 4-0 2. Neumann-Goretti (2) 2-0 3. Westtown (3) 9-0 4. Archbishop Wood (6) 3-0 5. Plymouth Whitemarsh (10) 4-0 6. Archbishop Carroll (NR) 3-0 7. Episcopal Academy (NR) 6-1 8. Imhotep Charter (4) 4-2 9. Coatesville (NR) 5-0 10. Downingtown West (7) 5-1 Under consideration, listed alphabetically: Abington (4-2), Constitution (3-3), Conwell-Egan (3-1), Germantown Academy (4-2)
December 17, 2015 |
Last year, Morgan Lenahan sat in the corner of the gym at Archbishop Wood and took it all in. The crowd. The noise. The pace of the game. The intensity of the rivalry between the Vikings and Neumann-Goretti. Back then, Lenahan was a standout guard for Haddon Township in New Jersey. But she was also an AAU teammate of the Saints' A.J. Timbers, who is now at Towson. Lenahan knew the importance of the game, so she made sure she didn't miss it. She didn't miss Tuesday's battle, either.
December 12, 2015 |
The Coaches vs. Cancer High School Basketball Classic, featuring several of the area's top boys' squads, is scheduled for Saturday afternoon at Archbishop Wood. Proceeds go to the American Cancer Society. The four-game showcase tips at 1:30 p.m., with Plymouth Whitemarsh matched against fellow Suburban One League and perennial power Pennsbury. The Colonials' spark plug is 6-foot-3 senior wing and Rider recruit Xzavier Malone. The Falcons are spurred by guard Rob Daly and pair of junior forwards, 6-7 Mark Flagg and 6-8 Isaiah Carpenter.