October 25, 2015 |
Upper Dublin senior quarterback Ryan Stover hasn't made too many mistakes this season. But he proved Friday night that when the rare misstep heads his way, he still remembers how to handle it. Upper Dublin toppled host Upper Moreland, 35-7, in Suburban One American action Friday night to move to 8-0. The mistakes didn't come in bunches for Stover's squad against Upper Moreland. Instead, they were peppered throughout the evening. A run for a loss of 3 yards on Upper Dublin's first drive.
October 17, 2015 |
In his sophomore year at Upper Dublin, Henry Winebrake committed to play lacrosse in college. He later switched gears and decided to continue with football. It's hard to argue with that choice when watching the contributions the hardworking senior captain makes as a two-way performer. "He's an old-school middle linebacker," Cardinals coach Bret Stover said following Friday night's 42-0 thumping of host Plymouth Whitemarsh. "He's a sideline-to-sideline type of kid. And he's really smart on top of that.
October 17, 2015 |
There's a certain dynamic when a father coaches his quarterback-playing son. Depending on the personalities involved, it can be a positive and bonding experience or a trying one filled with tension. Bret Stover, Upper Dublin's head coach, and Ryan Stover, the Cardinals' quarterback, have successfully navigated the potentially tricky and delicate path. Bret Stover was a quarterback at Upper Dublin (Class of 1984) and Millersville, where he threw for 2,449 yards and 22 touchdowns in two years as a starter.
October 11, 2015
SOCCER NONLEAGUE Abington 3, Upper Dublin 2: Isabelle Bautista scored the winner in the 53d minute, and the visiting Ghosts handed Upper Dublin its first loss. Ridley 3, Chichester 0: Rylie Butler, Rachel Smith, and Ashley Testa each scored goals on the road. Sun Valley 4, Interboro 1: Samantha Bowen had a goal and an assist for the visitors. Ashley Hoy, Elizabeth Morgan, and Julia Skwirut also scored. BICENTENNIAL LEAGUE New Hope-Solebury 2, Calvary Christian 0: Lea Brussock and Claudia Kolinak each scored goals on the road.
September 11, 2015 |
There's no chance of Upper Dublin flying under the radar this season. Not after last year, when the Cardinals went 11-2 overall, 7-0 in the Suburban One League American Conference, and advanced to the District 1 Class AAAA semifinals. Bret Stover's squad opened 2015 with a 42-7 romp over District 2's Delaware Valley last Friday. Quarterback Ryan Stover, the coach's son, threw for 2,187 yards and 21 touchdowns last year. He has drawn interest from FCS schools. Upper Dublin's offense also features halfback Kaleif Lee, fullback Stacey Gardner, and receivers Gary Fields, John Barrett, and Mike Sowers.
August 9, 2015 |
A couple of little guys with some ball skills of their own already traded high fives and fist bumps and hellos with Union players earlier this week as the players strolled off the practice field along the Delaware River. The last Union player off the field, Zach Pfeffer, stopped for a little chat. The little guys sent him toward the locker room with a "Thanks, Mr. Pfeffer. " That may have been the first "Mr. Pfeffer" Zach had received in his life. Pfeffer has always been the young guy, the phenom, a pro as a high school sophomore at age 15. Now he's a seasoned 20, making under six figures in salary but real money.
August 1, 2015 |
The pope was immensely popular, and his visit to the redbrick city was seen as a history-making event. People streamed in - by bus, train, and foot - to hear him speak in a sprawling public park, and they turned the city's old, narrow streets into tributaries of flowing humanity. Yet the communal joy was tempered by fresh news of a brazen bombing. Fears of a terrorist attack left government officials on edge. That was Dublin in 1979 and I was a young (very young!) reporter covering the visit of Pope John Paul II for a monthly Irish "news" magazine called Magill . Along with 5,000 or so members of the international press corps, I trailed the pope during the 51 hours he spent in Ireland, following the frenzied pack as it moved from Dublin to the remote village of Knock to the free drinks at the bar in the Irish parliament.
June 17, 2015 |
Bloomsday, the literary celebration of James Joyce's modernist classic Ulysses , is held across the world every June 16. From Australia to Hungary, from the Czech Republic to Philadelphia, fans gather to read and discuss Joyce's allusive, poetical, musical, and often elusive work. The local Bloomsday event features a daylong reading of passages from the novel by more than 75 local men and women drawn from every walk of life at three locations - the steps of the Free Library of Philadelphia's Central Library, Rittenhouse Square, and the Rosenbach Museum & Library.
May 27, 2015 |
THE DESCRIPTION is perfect, given the occasion. Longtime journalist Franz Lidz likens his childhood friend Arn Tellem, the iconic sports agent, to a traditional Jewish dish. "What separates him from others is he's kind of a gefilte fish in a sea of sharks," Lidz says. Tellem and Lidz, friends since the age of 9 at Belmont Hills Elementary School in Bala Cynwyd, are among seven notables who will be inducted into the Philadelphia Jewish Sports Hall of Fame on Thursday at the Gershman Y, 401 S. Broad St. Tellem, who graduated from Haverford College in 1976 and Michigan Law School in 1979, has a client list that includes Chase Utley and Yu Darvish in baseball and Derrick Rose, Anthony Davis and Russell Westbrook in basketball.
April 19, 2015 |
After a mediocre showing last season, Wissahickon, with a nice blend of experienced players and promising underclassmen, is now making considerable noise. With Friday afternoon's 7-4 triumph over neighboring Upper Dublin in Fort Washington, the Trojans stayed unbeaten in Suburban One League American Conference action and bumped the Cardinals from their first-place perch. "It was an extremely important game for us," senior shortstop Nick Falso said. "This is always a huge rivalry.