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February 27, 1989 | By Scott Huff, Special to The Inquirer
The playoff picture is now perfectly clear in the Suburban Hockey League as Council Rock captured the SHL regular-season title with a 6-4 victory over Central Bucks on Thursday in a game played at the Face-Off Circle in Warminster. The champion Indians (11-1) will face fourth-place Cheltenham (4-7-1) in a semifinal series to begin at 6:45 p.m. Thursday, at Face-Off. Second-place Central Bucks (10-2) will face third-place Germantown Academy (8-3-1) in the second game on Thursday, scheduled to begin around 8 p.m. The SHL playoff winner, not the regular-season champion, is guaranteed a slot in the Flyers Cup playoffs to begin in mid-March.
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October 16, 1989 | By Matt Schuman, Special to The Inquirer
After a 6-1 victory over previously unbeaten North Penn on Wednesday, it was party time for the Central Bucks West girls tennis team. Or was it? The undefeated Bucks had been looking forward to the North Penn match since the Knights closed the 1988 campaign by snapping the Bucks' 35-match unbeaten streak and capturing the Suburban One National Colonial Division championship. After gaining a measure of revenge on North Penn, all that stood between West and perfection was Friday's season finale against Council Rock.
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November 21, 1991 | By Frank Bertucci, Special to The Inquirer
At the start of this season, it didn't appear likely that the most exciting football player in Bucks County would come from Council Rock. But with his four-touchdown performance in last week's 27-25 win over North Penn, Tommy Coleman clearly established himself as gamebreaker of the year. And he has one final chance to perform, as Council Rock (5-5, 4-4 Suburban One National Conference) is scheduled to host William Tennent (4-6, 2-6) at 1:30 p.m. Saturday. His four TDs last week came on a 96-yard return of the game's opening kickoff, a 3-yard run, and 12- and 46-yard pass plays, the last with 2 minutes, 15 seconds to play in the game, on a fourth-down play.
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May 27, 1991 | By Glenn Berkey, Special to The Inquirer
The 1990-91 school year in Bucks County was clearly the second consecutive year of the Rock. Council Rock, which won 14 of 23 Suburban One division sports titles in 1989-90, duplicated the feat this year, although some of the sports changed. On the state level, however, the Indians have gone winless. For the first time in four years, Council Rock will not enter the fall season as the defending state champion in boys cross-country. The PIAA holds interscholastic competition in 20 sports.
NEWS
March 18, 1991 | By Scott Huff, Special to The Inquirer
Council Rock will play William Tennent tonight in the second meeting in the Suburban High School Hockey League semifinal series, a two-game, total-goals- scored affair. The Indians outscored the Tennent Panthers 6-3 in the first meeting last Thursday. If Tennent hopes to retain both its SHSHL and Flyers Cup championships, it must not only beat Indians tonight but outscore them by 4 or more goals. The winner of the semifinal series will meet Germantown Academy in the best-of-three SHSHL championship series played at the Face-Off Circle in Warminster.
SPORTS
May 28, 1986 | By MIKE KERN, Daily News Sports Writer
Put a group of high school baseball players on a practice field, and chances are the majority will toss their gloves aside and head directly for the batting cage. But if they wanted to play for Council Rock coach Pete Lucente, they would have to learn to switch their priorities. The Indians, it seems, stress leather first, aluminum second. "I feel (fielding) is too often overlooked," Lucente said yesterday, following defending district champion Council Rock's 3-2 victory over Phoenixville in a PIAA District 1 Class AAA playoff semifinal at West Chester University.
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February 18, 1996 | By Pam Louwagie, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Council Rock school board members have been baffled trying to understand why the district's busing costs are higher this year than last. Now they have one man's analysis. Board member Warren Hymson, who was bestowed the task of analyzing the expense, said four factors may share most of the blame: a difference in contract pricing, minimum time and mileage requirements, different route structures, and increases in enrollment and inflation. "It was an exercise in comparing contract terms and contract costs" from one year to the next, said Hymson, a financial analyst.
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May 30, 2015 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
With two weeks left in the regular season, Council Rock North, which had struggled out of the gate, was on the outside looking in when it came to being one of 26 teams to qualify for the PIAA District 1 Class AAAA baseball tournament. Down the stretch, the Indians, with improved pitching and more disciplined hitting, flourished in must-win road games and earned a playoff berth. Thursday afternoon at Glen Mills, Matt Schram's 15th-seeded squad continued its surprising and impressive run by edging No. 4 North Penn, 4-3, for the program's first district title since 2010 and third overall.
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May 29, 2015 | By Kathy Boccella, Inquirer Staff Writer
To two generations of students, teachers, and parents in Bucks County's sprawling Council Rock School District, it might seem unfathomable, but Mark Klein once dropped out of the education world. That was 30 years ago when Klein, then a twenty-something grade-school teacher, was worried about tight school budgets and layoffs. He drove to Rutgers University in Camden four grueling nights a week for four years, earned a law degree, and traded the classroom for the courtroom as a clerk for a Bucks County judge.
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May 24, 2015 | By Aaron Carter, Inquirer Staff Writer
Not a single competitor jumped higher than Shannon Taub at the PIAA track and field championships Friday at Shippensburg University. Unfortunately for the Council Rock South high jumper, half a shoe length may have cost her a shot at the top spot. Instead, Franklin Area's Abby Jones took the title. Both cleared the day's highest mark, 5 feet, 7 inches, but the tiebreaker went to Jones, who made three successful jumps in the final. Taub slipped up once at 5 feet, 6 inches.
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May 3, 2015 | By Nick Carroll, Inquirer Staff Writer
Brian Close's game-winning run Friday might go down as a walk-off, but run might have been more fitting. Abington's Close led off the eighth with a single, moved to second on a sacrifice and third on a wild pitch, then beat a throw home on Nick Torba's squeeze to clinch a 3-2 win over Council Rock North in a Suburban One National matchup. Cole Henrie took a no decision in his first career start despite a strong outing. He gave up two runs on two hits and a walk. CHES-MONT AMERICAN Oxford 4, Unionville 3: Hunter Hall and Andrew Culp delivered back-to-back singles in the bottom of the seventh to tie the game and then win it for host Oxford.
NEWS
April 26, 2015 | By Nick Carroll, Inquirer Staff Writer
Hannah Stalker socked a two-run, walk-off triple to lift Council Rock North to a 5-4 win over Central Bucks East in a nonleague softball game. Center fielder Marisa Gergel made an over-the-shoulder catch and left fielder Mallory Pollack made a diving catch in the sixth inning to help keep Council Rock North within a run. NONLEAGUE North Penn 2, Parkland 1 (nine innings): Jovanna Alfonsi hit a walk-off home run. West Chester Rustin 10, Ridley 2: Anna Steinmetz went 2 for 3 with an RBI, and Ali LaRosa walked three times and scored four runs for the visitors.
NEWS
April 9, 2015 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
Incredible as its sounds, Pennsbury first baseman D.J. Endler says he lost about 40 pounds since last summer without even trying. "No diet or anything," the 6-foot-1, 200-pound senior said. "The only thing I did was play baseball for Falls Legion. " The slimmed-down Endler ripped a solo home run to right field Tuesday afternoon to forge a 6-6 tie in the bottom of the seventh at Pennsbury. "The weight loss affected my power, but I'm in better shape," Endler said. The Suburban One League National Conference matchup ended soon after, as the umpires suspended play after seven due to darkness.
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March 25, 2015 | By Kathy Boccella, Inquirer Staff Writer
Libby Tofig was emoting her heart out as she belted a song of pain and rejection called "Still Hurting," when the music teacher interrupted. "You have a really wonderful set of pipes," she said. But she told Tofig to tone down the emotion and simplify her delivery. Instead of putting her pain out there for everyone to see, think of something sad in her own life and let the feelings seep through. "Put yourself emotionally in that very painful place," said Lea Salonga, looking chic in black pants, leather jacket and purple scarf.
NEWS
September 8, 2014 | By Kathy Boccella and Ben Finley, Inquirer Staff Writers
For six days last week, the heartbreaking scenes played out as if they were on repeat. Hundreds - and sometimes thousands - gathered each day at Bucks County churches and funeral homes and inside Council Rock High School South to mourn three sophomores killed in a Labor Day weekend SUV crash. "There's no manual for how to handle a tragedy such as this one," principal Al Funk told about 2,000 people at a Tuesday vigil for Cullen Keffer, Shamus Digney, and Ryan Lesher. The tragedy, days before the school year opened, presented a practically unthinkable scenario: Teens waiting all summer to return to chorus practice, pep rallies, and meeting new classmates were confronted instead with funerals and memorials.
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September 3, 2014 | By Alfred Lubrano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Hugging and sobbing, hundreds of students and parents congregated at Council Rock High School South in Bucks County on Monday afternoon to grieve three sophomore student athletes who died in a motor-vehicle crash over the weekend. A group of eight girls standing in front of the large brick-and-stone building in Northampton Township linked arms and bowed their heads together, forming a private, protective circle as an endless flow of cars streamed into the main parking lot to mourn Cullen Keffer, Shamus Digney, and Ryan Lesher.
NEWS
September 2, 2014 | By Carolyn Davis and Joseph N. DiStefano, Inquirer Staff Writers
The deaths of three Council Rock High School South sophomores and student athletes over the weekend has left the Bucks County district devastated and grappling with the loss just days before the school year is to begin. "Council Rock offers its sincere condolences to the families of these students and to all who are grieving this terrible loss," Mark Klein, superintendent of the Council Rock School District, said in a statement posted Sunday on its website. The three were identified as Cullen Keffer, Shamus Digney, and Ryan Lesher.
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