May 3, 2015 |
AFTER GETTING crushed by first-place Malvern Prep in its previous Inter-Ac League outing, Springside Chestnut Hill realized the importance of a strong turnaround yesterday afternoon against Episcopal Academy. Boosted by a rookie hurler's flirtation with a perfect game and a senior backstop's gutsy defensive play in the late going, the host Blue Devils responded with a nail-biting 1-0 victory over the Churchmen and stayed on the heels of Malvern. Promising freshman righthander Aidan Frye, who was perfect through 5 2/3 innings, yielded three hits while recording a complete-game victory.
May 3, 2015 |
After getting crushed by first-place Malvern Prep in its previous Inter-Ac League outing, Springside Chestnut Hill realized the importance of a strong turnaround Friday afternoon against Episcopal Academy. Boosted by a rookie hurler's flirtation with a perfect game and a senior backstop's gutsy defensive play in the late going, the host Blue Devils responded with a nail-biting 1-0 victory over the Churchmen and stayed on the heels of Malvern. Promising freshman righthander Aidan Frye, who was perfect through 5 2/3 innings, yielded three hits in the shutout.
April 15, 2015 |
Springside Chestnut Hill's Darian Bryant, a 6-foot-6, 327-pound junior offensive tackle, committed Monday to play at Temple. "He's a smart football player and very detail-oriented," SCH coach Rick Knox said. "And he works really hard. He's shown a commitment to be the best player he can possibly be. " Bryant, a starter since his freshman year, also had scholarship offers from Massachusetts, Monmouth, Old Dominion, and Towson. He doubles as a nose guard on defense. He helped the Blue Devils go 8-2 overall and 3-2 in the Inter-Ac League last season.
April 8, 2015 |
INDIANAPOLIS - What you hope for in the season's last game is one to match the moment, a memory of two evenly matched teams playing to the stakes and maybe even beyond, every shot important, drama from tip to finish. Last night's NCAA championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium wasn't necessarily perfect (nor, it turned out, was Kentucky), but it was close enough. Duke (35-4) had to come from nine down in the second half against Wisconsin (36-4), but come back it did, overcoming foul trouble to two of its star players and finishing the game with a flourish of offense and defense that carried the Blue Devils home, 68-63.
April 7, 2015 |
FULL DISCLOSURE time. I have been a Duke fan ever since Gene "Tinkerbell" Banks announced he was heading to Durham in 1977. That was pre-Laettner, pre-Krzyzewski and pre-titles. I have also come to respect the Duke program, having met Coach K not only as a media member but also as a parent when my son attended Duke's camp. He was cordial, professional and everything I expected him to be. But tonight I will be pulling for the Badgers of Wisconsin. Why? I have always been a Bo Ryan fan, for the same reason I am a Tom Izzo and Mike Krzyzewski fan: Their teams win with class and play the right way. OK, Christian Lattener stomped on a Wildcat's chest one time, but other than that . . . No one really seems to hate the Badgers.
March 17, 2015 |
Are they rooting for Duke at the Southwest Philadelphia Police Athletic League center at 59th and Elmwood? They have no choice, said Officer Cedric Jones, who runs the PAL center. Jones first got to know Duke's Amile Jefferson when he came into a PAL center at 46th and Woodland when Jefferson was 9 years old. Since then, wherever Jones has worked, Jefferson has dropped in, including 11th and Huntington and 32d and Tasker. Jones' current office, he admits, is sort of a shrine to Jefferson.
February 23, 2015 |
Quinn Cook matched a career high with 27 points for No. 4 Duke, and the Blue Devils playing without star Jahlil Okafor, routed Clemson, 78-56, on Saturday in Durham, N.C. Three freshmen - Justise Winslow (20 points), Tyus Jones (11) and Grayson Allen (10) - also reached double figures to help Duke (24-3, 11-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) win its seventh straight. Jaron Blossomgame had 10 points to lead Clemson (15-12, 7-8), which lost for the fourth time in five games and was denied its first win at Cameron Indoor Stadium in 20 years.
February 16, 2015 |
Jahlil Okafor had 23 points and 13 rebounds for his ninth double-double of the season, outplaying Syracuse big man Rakeem Christmas as No. 4 Duke beat the Orange, 80-72, on Saturday night in Syracuse, N.Y. Duke (22-3, 9-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) won its fifth straight and withstood a standout performance from ex-Blue Devil Michael Gbinije, who scored a career-high 27 points for Syracuse. Syracuse (16-9, 7-5) had exhibited plenty of grit in the two games since a postseason ban was announced as the school awaits the results of an NCAA investigation into the athletic department.
February 8, 2015 |
Burlington City senior Jada Atchison has been such a dominant player for so long that her height is no longer in question. While the 5-foot point guard is always giving up size, she learned early in her high school career that teams can't guard a player they can't catch. And keeping up with Atchison is truly an arduous task. Atchison is much more than just a scorer, but her scoring has been an essential part of her career. After totaling 14 points in Friday's 47-36 win over visiting Riverside, she now has 1,875 for her career.
December 6, 2014 |
Last week, it was the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade in New York. Thursday, it was the national Christmas tree lighting in Washington. The next stop for Mo'ne Davis, Little League baseball star and University of Connecticut women's basketball wannabe, might be a high school gymnasium near you. Davis has made the varsity girls' basketball team - the high school squad - as an eighth grader at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy. "Mo'ne is way too good for middle-school basketball," said Tina O'Malley, girls' athletic director at Springside Chestnut Hill.