March 16, 2013 |
SHILLINGTON, Pa. - As Cardinal O'Hara players took their warm-ups Friday night, they saw their opponents wearing shirts with "Finish Strong" across the back. The Lions never let Central Dauphin get that far. O'Hara dominated from the start and easily defeated the Rams, 60-24, in the quarterfinals of the PIAA Class AAAA girls' basketball tournament at Governor Mifflin. "We played great," Cardinal O'Hara coach Linus McGinty said. "I thought everybody played well. " O'Hara (23-6)
March 21, 2013 |
Tim Kelly has been let go as Cardinal O'Hara boys' basketball coach after five seasons. "They said they didn't like the way the program was going," he said. "It kind of came out of nowhere, because I didn't get a lot of feedback in the time I was there. " Kelly, a 1983 O'Hara graduate, went 34-46. The Lions were 8-14 overall and 2-11 in the Catholic League this season. "I think it was just a decision that we needed to go in a different direction," O'Hara athletic director Steve Langley said.
May 17, 1987 |
For most of the spring, talk in area track and field circles has focused on Cardinal O'Hara's girls' 3,200-meter relay team, which owns the second-fastest time in the nation for the distance. Yesterday at the Catholic League Championships, however, Lions coach Joe Shields juggled his lineup, passing up a certain victory in the event in favor of entering two of the relay team members, Michele Torelli and Megan Cepetelli, in an extra individual event each. The gamble paid off, as Torelli and Cepetelli won two events each to lead the Lions to the Catholic League team championship over 11 other teams.
April 17, 2013 |
Cardinal O'Hara's Thaddius Smith, a quick-footed junior wide receiver and defensive back, orally committed to play at Boston College in a Monday afternoon news conference. "I like everything about the school - the academics, the city, the campus, the coaches," the 5-foot-11, 175-pounder said. "Coach [Steve] Addazio recruited me the hardest of anybody. " Smith, a three-star recruit according to Rivals.com, chose the Eagles over runner-up Temple. He also had interest from James Madison, Massachusetts, Rutgers, Toledo, and Villanova.
October 28, 2012 |
A 21-point first-half deficit failed to deter Lansdale Catholic as the Crusaders rallied in the second half to drop Cardinal O'Hara, 33-28, in a Catholic League Class AAA game Saturday. Pat Duggan threw four touchdown passes, including the game-winner from 8 yards out to James Ward with 6 minutes, 38 seconds left. In the third quarter, Duggan found Ward for a 40-yard touchdown, and the senior running back also ran for a 3-yard score. Lansdale Catholic improved to 1-2 in the league.
March 8, 2015 |
When Hannah Nihill gets the basketball, she immediately looks up. Her first thought as she makes her way down the floor is almost always, "Where's Mary?" Cardinal O'Hara's point guard, Nihill, is as quick as they come. And her teammate, Mary Sheehan, can motor down the floor as well. And that's how it went Friday night: No. 20 (Nihill) to No. 13 (Sheehan). Repeat. The sophomore duo was a dangerous one for O'Hara, which beat Radnor, 54-36, in the first-round of the PIAA Class AAAA state tournament at Lansdale Catholic.
January 10, 2013 |
Mia Farmer isn't one to show a lot of emotion on the basketball court. Calm and quietly intense, the junior guard for Cardinal O'Hara doesn't lose her cool or break into a wide smile as she runs up and down the floor. Instead, she makes a statement with the way she conducts herself and plays the game. On Wednesday night, with her team up by 20 points against Catholic League rival Archbishop Carroll en route to a 60-34 victory, Farmer threw both hands high above her head as a teammate sank a shot from the perimeter.
September 27, 2012 |
When three attackers have been playing field hockey together for three years, it's inevitable that they'll develop a bit of chemistry. That's exactly what happened Wednesday at Cardinal O'Hara, as juniors Marissa Cicione and Grace Boston and senior Carlie Spaeder combined for five goals and an assist in the Lions' 9-0 rout of Archbishop Ryan. "They've really been working really hard this year to really mesh and play a lot better together," O'Hara coach Marie Murphy said. "They really work on their passes with each other and, if they don't have anything, really using our backfield to try to get it up to them.
April 6, 2015 |
The bright white baseball rocketed off the bat of Gabe Smith and climbed into the light blue sky above Penn Charter's baseball field. On a blustery day, the fourth-inning blast caught a timely gust and easily cleared the fence in right-center field. Luckier still for Smith, a senior centerfielder for the Quakers, he was out of earshot when his head coach quipped to those sitting behind third base. "He's lucky that went out," said David Miller, who was coaching third base. "I gave him the 3-0 take [sign]
March 20, 2016 |
HERSHEY - Mackenzie Gardler called her "unguardable. " Mary Sheehan said she'd seen her play a "100 times and she's never shot that well. " The "who" was Cumberland Valley's Kelly Jekot. The "what" was the performance she put on Friday night against Cardinal O'Hara in the PIAA Class 4A state title game. The "how" was nothing short of spectacular, as the Eagles won a third straight state championship, 57-34. "I don't know their stats, but it was probably pretty close to perfection," Sheehan, a junior, said.