August 30, 2016 |
As freshmen arrived at Cedar Crest College in Allentown this month, they made history in a world-class way. They are the school's first class that will go as a group - as many as 150 students - on an eight-day excursion outside the country during their sophomore year. Destination? Rio de Janeiro. Students at the nearly 150-year-old women's college knew they would be taking a trip somewhere in the world, but it wasn't until Sunday afternoon at a ceremony welcoming them to campus that they learned they would be Brazil bound in March 2018.
March 13, 2015 |
Tony Carr did a little bit of everything to help Roman Catholic come back and beat Cedar Crest, 53-35, Wednesday night at Coatesville in the second round of the PIAA Class AAAA boys' basketball tournament. Carr had eight points, five rebounds, four assists, and three steals. Martin Luther King 70, York 56: Sammy Foreman led King with 25 points, nine rebounds, and seven assists in a win at Reading's Geigle Complex. Jabri McCall added 14 points. Class AA Second Round Basketball Chase Kumor drilled six three-pointers and scored 22 points to lead Conwell-Egan to an 82-31 victory over Mahanoy Area at the Geigle Complex.
May 25, 2014 |
Unionville's John Wu and Abington's tandem of Dan Tomea and Thomas Christian advanced to the semifinals of the PIAA state boys' tennis tournament Friday at the Hershey Racquet Club. Wu topped DuBois Area's Josh Hnat, 6-0, 6-0, in the first round of the Class AAA singles tournament. In the quarterfinals, he beat Colin Muraika from Cedar Crest, 6-2, 6-2. Wu will face Chad Kissell from Greater Latrobe at 11 a.m. Saturday and, with a win, will compete in the state final at 3 p.m. Tomea and Christian won in the first round of AAA doubles, 6-2, 6-0, against Cory and Kerry Maines from Clearfield Area.
March 14, 2014 |
Lower Merion's JaQuan Johnson and Roman Catholic's Shep Garner, longtime buddies and Chester natives, texted back and forth in the days leading to Wednesday night's high-stakes basketball matchup. "Shep asked me if I was ready for the game," Johnson said. "And he said that Roman was hungry to bring home a state title. I told him, 'You're going to have to get past the defending champs first.' " Thanks to Johnson's terrific second-half performance, a deliberate offensive attack, and stellar defense, the Aces ousted the Cahillites, 64-52, in a PIAA Class AAAA second-round game at Archbishop Ryan.
March 11, 2014 |
YOU HAVE to wonder what the second round of the PIAA playoffs will hold tomorrow and Wednesday for the 10 advancing City League schools. The first round ranged from the wildly lopsided in Class A play (Math, Civics and Sciences' 100-50 victory) to a cuticle-chewer for La Salle (64-58 victory after almost losing a late lead) in Class AAAA hoops. Roman Catholic and Martin Luther King will join the Explorers in Round No. 2 AAAA action. In Class AAA, Ss. Neumann-Goretti, Philadelphia Electrical and Technology and Archbishop Carroll advanced, while only MC&S moved on in Class A. Three teams remain in contention from Class AA: Constitution and Del-Val Charter from the Public League along with West Catholic.
March 10, 2014 |
Gemil Holbrook led Roman Catholic with 13 points in a 48-38 win over Oxford at Archbishop Carroll in a first-round game Saturday in the PIAA Class AAAA boys' basketball tournament. Manny Taylor added eight points and seven rebounds. Rashann London had four assists and eight points, and Shep Garner had four steals and nine points. Jordan Logan had 11 points and seven rebounds for Oxford. Abington 65, Emmaus 52: Amir Hinton made 7 of 9 shots from the field and finished with 21 points for the Ghosts, who triumphed at Parkland.
January 13, 2014 |
Victoria Mazzeo (Neshaminy) dropped in the game-winning layup with two seconds left on the clock to give the Arcadia women's basketball team a 59-57 Commonwealth Conference victory at Hood on Saturday. The Knights (7-5, 1-5 CC) were led by Samantha Caligiuri (Avon Grove) with 19 points. Cabrini 75, Centenary 48 - Amber Keys (Phoenixville) led the host Cavaliers (10-3, 5-0 CSAC) with 16 points in Cabrini's win. Bloomsburg 85, Philadelphia University 82 - Najah Jacobs (Central)
October 14, 2013 |
Ashley O'Donnell (Academy Park) recorded her second straight hat trick and Natalie Rivera (Boyertown) scored twice to lead Immaculata's field hockey team (4-8, 2-0 CSAC) in a 7-2 thumping of Cedar Crest (0-12, 0-2) in Allentown. Patsy Murphy (Pope John Paul II) and Molly Byrne also scored. In their last two games, the Mighty Macs have tallied 15 goals. Maria Karidas (Council Rock South) netted her fifth career hat trick and goalie Kelly Kruk (Methacton) had nine saves to lead Gwynedd Mercy (6-6, 2-0 CSAC)
January 10, 2013 |
Villanova led from start to finish Wednesday night in a 65-45 Big East win over visiting DePaul that ended the Blue Demons' win streak at six games. Rachel Roberts scored a career-high 19 points for the Wildcats (12-2, 2-0 Big East), while the Blue Demons fell to 12-4 and 1-1. Richard Stockton 86, Rowan 50 - Che'Na Thompson (Salem) scored 18 points, including the 1,000th of her career, in the Ospreys' New Jersey Athletic Conference win over the host Profs (4-11, 0-7 NJAC)
June 6, 2012
Kate Poppe was nearly untouchable on Monday, retiring 13 of 15 batters on strikeouts - including 11 in a row - in pitching a perfect game, as Bishop Shanahan needed just five innings to dispatch Central, 12-0, in a PIAA State Class AAAA softball opener at Plymouth Whitemarsh. Only two Lancers put the ball in play, with one retired on a comebacker to Poppe and the other grounding out to shortstop. Erica Keen and Julia Fullam had two RBIs apiece and Marisa Giordano scored three times for the District 1 runner-up Eagles, who put the game away with a nine-run fourth inning.