June 13, 2011 |
Christopher Dock's run to the state softball championship was halted Monday when the Pioneers fell to Brandywine Heights, 2-0, in the Class AA semifinals at Spring-Ford High School. Dock's Keli Krause pitched a complete game and allowed just five hits, but she was outdueled by the Bullets' Sara Fronheiser. A junior, Fronheiser shut out a Pioneers team that had plated six runs in its quarterfinal win on Thursday. Dock was playing in its first PIAA Class AA semifinal. The Pioneers improved on a quarterfinal appearance from a year ago, when they tied a school record with 18 wins.
October 25, 2011 |
Springfield (Montco) beat Christopher Dock by a goal in their only regular-season meeting this year in field hockey. So, naturally, Spartans coach Linda Nixon was expecting another tight game when the two Bicentennial League foes met Tuesday in the opening round of the District 1 Class AA playoffs at Springfield. The first half Tuesday ended in a scoreless tie. But the Spartans, who won the BAL championship this season before they move back to the Suburban One League American Conference next year, struck for three goals in a five-minute stretch early in the second half and went on to a 4-0 victory.
October 23, 1989 |
A stretch of games earlier this month provided a perfect illustration of why Christopher Dock is poised to claim its third Bicentennial League title in four seasons. On Oct. 7, the Pioneers beat Jenkintown, 1-0, as senior left wing Jenny Woodcock tallied the team's only goal. On Oct. 10, Dock topped Archbishop Kennedy, 2-0, behind a pair of goals by senior right wing Lori Fox. On Oct. 12, the Pioneers blanked Bristol, 2-0, on 2 goals by senior right inner Selina Loop.
March 27, 2013 |
Sophomore Lauren Weidler gave up five runs, three hits and a walk and committed an error - all in the first inning of a nonleague softball game at Morrisville - but Christopher Dock coach Wayne Benner kept his pitcher in the game. He said he had no choice. "I stuck with her," said Benner, who coaches a team with an 11-girl roster. "I need her to pitch well and continue to pitch well. " Weidler held Morrisville to one more run over the next five innings, as Christopher Dock came back to defeat Morrisville, 18-6, Tuesday in a game stopped after six innings because of the mercy rule.
November 1, 2013 |
Christopher Dock squandered an early two-goal lead in Wednesday night's District 1 Class A girls' soccer final against Delco Christian. But the late heroics of junior Bailey Kratz bailed out the Pioneers, giving them a 3-2 overtime victory. In the 19th minute, Kratz stuck a shot from 15 yards past goalkeeper Jamie Barr for her fifth goal in her last two games. Three minutes later, Dock junior Mattasyn Shisler got behind the Knights defense on a breakaway and put her team up, 2-0. But Delco responded 11 minutes later when Alex Thompson scored from just outside the offensive box to shift the game's momentum.
June 3, 2011 |
Christopher Dock set a program record for wins in a season while capturing its second consecutive PIAA district softball title, as the top-seeded Pioneers trounced No. 2 seed Springfield (Montco), 13-1, on Thursday in the District 1 Class AA championship at Upper Dublin. Christopher Dock, which won the District 1 Class A crown last season, improved to 19-4. Keli Krause lost her shutout bid in the fifth inning, but the junior righthander scattered four hits and fanned six batters to boost her career total to 405 strikeouts.
October 12, 1992 |
Last year, Daryl Gross was playing college volleyball for Eastern Mennonite College in Harrisonburg, Va. Now he is the girls' volleyball coach at Christopher Dock. And it seems to be a perfect fit for him and the team. "I like to share my enthusiasm for the game," said Gross. "I just enjoy it so much, I wanted to bring the aspects of fun and hard work in. " The Pioneers improved to 4-5 with a hard-fought three-game win over Plymouth-Whitemarsh Friday, 10-15, 16-14, 15-10.
November 10, 1997 |
Christopher Dock suffered a first-round knockout in the Class AA state volleyball tournament Saturday at Exeter High in Berks County, but the Pioneers felt good about competing in the Southeast regionals. It was the first time Dock had advanced to the state volleyball playoffs in the three-year history of the varsity program. "It was a nice experience," senior tricaptain Charity Nyce said after District 1 champion Dock was eliminated in three straight matches. "It was a big step for our team.
June 17, 2010 |
Christopher Dock, aiming for its third PIAA Class A state baseball championship in six years, will battle Serra Catholic for the title at 3:30 p.m. Friday at Altoona's Blair County Ballpark. Dock, guided by first-year coach Ed Molnar, won state championships in 2005 and 2006. The Pioneers (19-3) have averaged nearly 10 runs per game in the playoffs. Serra, a District 7 school from McKeesport, about 15 miles southeast of Pittsburgh, is back after losing to District 3's Camp Hill, 7-3, in last year's final.
April 12, 1990 |
Christopher Dock has chugged to the top of the hill in the Bicentennial League standings behind an offense that has battered opposing pitchers for a .373 team batting average and 11 runs a game. "Last year, we were not a good hitting team, and to be honest, I didn't know what to expect this year," Christopher Dock coach Roger Mast said. "Two years ago we had a terrific team that went 14-6, but we graduated 10 seniors from that 1988 team and went 3-14 last year. "One of my goals for this team was to improve our hitting.