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.
May 29, 2015 |
Hand-eye coordination, lightning-fast reflexes, and knowledge of angles certainly help, but the key to making saves for St. Joseph's Prep goaltender Mike Marchese comes down to something else entirely. "Having a couple screws loose in the head," Marchese said after his six fourth-quarter saves helped the Hawks beat Bishop Shanahan, 9-7, in the first round of the PIAA lacrosse playoffs Wednesday night at Plymouth Whitemarsh. The Prep, which last made the PIAA playoffs in 2011, will play Manheim Township on Saturday in the quarterfinals.
May 18, 2015 |
When the Radnor boys' lacrosse team took the field Saturday at Harriton the Raiders didn't look to get redemption. They looked toward taking the next step. In their PIAA District 1 quarterfinal match against No. 3 Bishop Shanahan , the sixth-seeded Raiders did just that, advancing with a 9-4 win and earning a spot in the state playoffs. Last season, the story was different, as the Eagles knocked off Radnor, 10-8, in double-overtime of the quarterfinals. "We really didn't talk much about last year," Radnor coach John Begier said.
May 11, 2015 |
There was a time when Alyssa Manley may have tentatively approached a loose ball, because she might have made a mistake after scooping it in her stick. The sophomore attacker might be a bonafide offensive weapon for Bishop Shanahan now, but freshman fears held her back at times last season. "Playing against people that are older than you is intimidating," Manley said. "But you just have to get it in your head that they're no better than you. We're all literally playing against people our own age. You just have to get that in your head, and once I did, I just stepped up. I think that's what was making me nervous and intimidating me. " However, not even the final seconds of a rain-soaked, cuticle-chewer against visiting Strath Haven could scare her. The sophomore gave Shanahan a 10-9 nonleague victory Saturday afternoon with a dramatic, game-winning goal with just 11.8 seconds left in regulation.