June 19, 2016 |
This was going to be the season for Spenser Gray and Quakertown as the senior had spent her first three years helping to build up the program. Then the unthinkable happened to the UNC-Charlotte recruit. She got hurt during the first game. She returned to the lineup May 5, and it was like she never left, batting .593 with an on-base percentage of .710 and going 12 for 12 on the base paths. The senior middle infielder played both second and shortstop, helping to turn eight double plays in a total of 11 games.
June 7, 2016 |
It all started at a swimming meet in December. When freshman Devon Miller was still at Kennett, she saw a friend of hers, Angela King, at the meet. The two became friends in preschool and went to Kennett Middle School together but had not seen each other in a few years. That's when King told Miller about Bishop Shanahan. Within a month, Miller shadowed a freshman at the school and made the decision to transfer. "I love it here," the 15-year old pitcher for the softball team said.
June 3, 2016 |
Sometimes all it takes is a look. Quality defense helps, too. La Salle High had it all working Wednesday in a boys' lacrosse thriller against Bishop Shanahan. The PIAA first-round playoff game at Plymouth Whitemarsh needed extra time to decide a winner. Fortunately for the Catholic League champion Explorers, Brett Baskin netted the game-winner with 2 minutes, 29 seconds left in overtime to give La Salle an 8-7 victory. The goal was set up by a defensive deflection by senior long-pole Matt Webster, which allowed fellow senior Jared Walls to scoop the loose ball, find Baskin, and head for glory.
May 5, 2016 |
With Bishop Shanahan staging a furious comeback and Avon Grove hemorrhaging what once seemed an insurmountable lead, Avon Grove senior Beau Kush had control on his mind and the ball in his stick. Kush, an attacker headed to North Carolina next year, recaptured momentum for the Red Devils with a righthanded rip from about 10 yards out early in the fourth quarter, and sparked Avon Grove to a 9-5 Ches-Mont League triumph in lacrosse. "As a senior, you want to take control of the game," Kush said.
February 12, 2016 |
Kelly Basile hit a free throw with six seconds left to extend Bishop Shanahan's lead to three and the Eagles held on to top Downingtown East, 42-39, on Wednesday night at West Chester East to capture their second-straight Ches-Mont League girls' basketball title. Basile finished with six points, shooting 3 of 6 from the foul line in the fourth quarter. Ciara Forde scored a team-high 15 points and Devon Adams added 12 points. Inter-Ac. Erin Lindahl scored 14 points to lead Germantown Academy to a second consecutive Inter-Ac title as the visitors defeated Notre Dame, 43-26.
December 23, 2015
Records through Monday. 1. Neumann-Goretti (1) 5-0 2. Cardinal O'Hara (2) 4-0 3. Archbishop Wood (3) 3-2 4. Germantown Academy (8) 8-0 5. Mount St. Joseph (5) 8-0 6. Gwynedd Mercy (4) 4-1 7. Perkiomen Valley (6) 6-0 8. North Penn (7) 6-2 9. C.B. South (9) 5-1 10. Bishop Shanahan (10) 6-0 Also considered (listed alphabetically): Abington (3-3), Acad. Notre Dame (5-1), Boyertown (4-3), C.B. East (5-1), Imhotep (6-0), Upper Dublin (4-2)
December 19, 2015 |
"I'm OK," Ciara Forde said to her coach, Fran Burbidge, with just 2 minutes, 36 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter. She nodded along in a reassuring manner as she said it, giving no indication that she would be anything but fine out on the basketball court. It was good news for the Bishop Shanahan senior, who had subbed out of the game with more than five minutes left against rival Downingtown East, suffering from leg cramps. Her return was even better news for the Eagles. Forde's 19 points, 11 rebounds, and 4 steals carried Bishop Shanahan to a 46-42 overtime win over the visiting Cougars in a dramatic Ches-Mont League game that saw Forde trade jabs with East's Paige Warfel.
November 5, 2015 |
Bishop Shanahan came a long way Tuesday to claim a spot in the District 1 Class AA soccer final. And not just because the Eagles had to drive all the way up to Souderton. Jack Ziegler scored in the first half and third-seeded Shanhan held on for a 1-0 semifinal win over No. 2 Lower Moreland. It completed a massive turnaround for the Eagles, who won just one game in 2013. The Eagles will face Pottsgrove in the final, Thursday night at 7. They'll travel even farther this time, to Council Rock North.
September 21, 2015 |
Jake McCain was slowed in the early going of the nonleague contest Saturday afternoon against Bishop Shanahan with a slight case of dehydration. "The heat got to me a little bit and then I drank too much water on the sideline," the senior running back and middle linebacker said. Thankfully for Penn Charter, McCain was his usual bullish self down the stretch. He helped the injury- and illness-depleted Quakers put together a 19-play, 88-yard drive over the final 11 minutes of the game to run down the clock and turn back the Eagles, 19-12, in their first game at the school's new turf field.
August 19, 2015 |
The principal of Bishop Shanahan High School, Sister Maureen Lawrence McDermott, has been named superintendent of secondary schools for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. In Monday's announcement, the archdiocese's Office of Catholic Education and the Faith in the Future Foundation, which manages the 17 archdiocesan high schools, said her appointment will take effect Oct. 1. Sister Maureen, who led the Downingtown school for 14 ears, will be the permanent successor of Carol Cary, who left in June to become superintendent of the Marple Newtown School District in Delaware County.