March 10, 1989 |
Bristol topped Avon Grove last night, 78-70, at Ursinus College to win the boys' District I AA championship. Both teams will advance to the AA state championship tournament, which will begin next week. The key to the victory by the Warriors (22-6) was a swarming, pressing defense that forced 25 turnovers by Avon Grove (17-10). "We're a small team; our center (Tony Devine) is only 6-1," Bristol coach Tom Kaczor said. "So the idea is to pressure the other team, and eventually somebody will break.
February 2, 1999 |
For the first time in the four-year history of the Avon Grove girls' swimming team, the Red Devils are assured of having entrants at the District 1 championships. Junior Ann Lucey has qualified for the Feb. 27 Class AAA district meet in the 100 backstroke with a time of 1 minute, 6 seconds. The 200 freestyle relay foursome of Courtney Houston, Jennifer Ferguson, Christie McKnelly and Heather Emmonds has qualified with a time of 1:49.3. "They just squeaked under the qualifying time," said coach Chick McKnelly, who said he expects the foursome to lower that time at the Delaware Valley League championships on Feb. 12 at Chichester.
September 10, 1999 |
Avon Grove, sparked by Gary Spencer's goal and assist, bested league rival Bishop Shanahan, 3-1, yesterday in boys' soccer. Matt Schreier and Bilal Newman also scored for the Red Devils.
October 3, 2009 |
Downingtown East's Drew Harris rushed for 144 yards and three touchdowns last week in the Cougars' Ches-Mont League opener against Coatesville. The 6-foot-2 195-pound sophomore was at it again last night, rushing for 225 yards and four touchdowns as the Cougars watched a 13-0-point lead vanish before they came back to score a 32-21 win over host Avon Grove in a much-anticipated Ches-Mont matchup. Harris scored on runs of 2, 5, 2 and 3 yards. Getting the upper hand in what was expected to be a battle of Harrises - Drew for East and Jordan for Avon Grove.
May 31, 2014 |
Alyssa Herion was sure she was going to be walked. With two outs and a 3-2 count, Avon Grove's junior catcher and cleanup hitter resigned herself to the fact that her first at-bat in the District 1 Class AAAA softball championship game was going to be a free pass. Instead, Herion got an inside pitch, and she liked the looks of it. She sent the ball flying over the fence at Great Valley for a two-run homer, and the Red Devils went on to capture the program's first district title by defeating North Penn, 4-2. It was just one pitch, one swing, and one of three at-bats for Herion during the contest.
May 22, 2013 |
When Avon Grove was handed the No. 10 seed in the PIAA District 1 boys' lacrosse tournament, the Red Devils were less than thrilled with their position. "We came in with a chip on our shoulder," Red Devils captain Tanner Peck said. "We were ready to go, for sure. " Continuing their impressive postseason run, Avon Grove surprised No. 3 Conestoga, the three-time defending state champion, 6-5, in a semifinal on Tuesday at Radnor. The difference in a tightly played contest was Eric Russo's tally with 1 minute, 4 seconds remaining in the fourth period.
May 29, 2014 |
Courtney Gall said it best when she called Avon Grove's previous two softball games "stressful. " The depiction might even have been an understatement. Two consecutive walk-off wins, one in the eighth inning and the other a come-from-behind victory in the bottom of the seventh, made the last week a little hectic for Avon Grove. But the Red Devils didn't wait for the theatrics in a 3-1 win over Souderton in the PIAA District 1 Class AAAA semifinal Tuesday at Great Valley. No, Avon Grove started scoring much earlier.
November 28, 2009 |
Almost from the beginning, Avon Grove was overmatched. Playing for the first time in the football playoffs, the Red Devils had made it to the District 1 AAAA semifinals with a talented rushing attack. But that meant a trip to Crawford Stadium to face perennial power North Penn, hardly a novice in big games. North Penn crushed Avon Grove, 42-7, last night to advance to the District 1 AAAA title game against Ridley, which is also the state quarterfinals, at a time and location to be determined.
June 5, 2014 |
The Avon Grove fans streamed through the open gate that led to West Chester Henderson's field after the Red Devils rolled past Radnor, 10-6, Tuesday night in a PIAA boys' lacrosse semifinal. A player popped out of the team's postgame huddle on the other side of the field and waved the fans back. The crowd was eager to mark the team's first state-championship berth, but coaches did not want a raucous celebration. "You guys go over to them. They don't come over the fence," an assistant directed after the team ended its huddle.
June 9, 1989 |
The Avon Grove Red Devils finished fourth in their league. They have a sub-.500 record. But after yesterday's 4-1 victory over Elk Lake in the opening round of the PIAA Class AA state baseball tournament at Glen Mills, the Red Devils are only three wins away from the state title. "I've never been here before, and I like it," said Avon Grove coach Dwight Weaver, whose team already has gone further in the state tournament than any team in school history. The Red Devils (10-11)