March 16, 1986 |
Serving as a backup to Ridley's Mike Shaak is not the loneliest occupation this side of being the Maytag repair man. It only appears that way, as the 6-foot, 9-inch Shaak rarely departs a game unless the competitive fabric has frayed and the only points to be scored are of the garbage variety. But with 1 minute, 3 seconds remaining in yesterday's PIAA Class AAAA second-round game against Emmaus, Roger Bateman toed the foul line - the unlikeliest of potential heroes - as Shaak watched from an unaccustomed seat on the bench.
May 11, 2013 |
Randy Cuthbert has stepped down as football coach at Pennridge to take over the program at District 11's Emmaus, according to multiple sources. Cuthbert went 55-43 in eight seasons with the Rams. Last year's squad was 12-2, claimed the Suburban One League Continental Conference title, and advanced to the PIAA District 1 Class AAAA semifinals before losing to Spring-Ford. Cuthbert, who starred at Central Bucks West and Duke, and Pennridge athletic director David Babb could not be reached for comment.
November 19, 1992 |
The Unionville field hockey team has gotten its wish: a rematch with defending Class AAA state champion Emmaus, the team that knocked the Indians out of the PIAA playoffs last season. And to make it more enticing this time, the rematch will occur in the championship final Saturday at Ursinus College. Game time is 1 p.m. The Indians, who fell to Emmaus in last year's opening round, gained the finals with a 1-0 semifinal win over Lower Dauphin Tuesday at Tulpehocken High. Emmaus earned the right to defend its title by downing Boyertown, 1-0, in the second game of a doubleheader at the Berks County high school.
September 16, 1999 |
Central Bucks East has solved a puzzle that has troubled area field hockey teams for many seasons. The Patriots posted a 2-0 win Monday over state powerhouse Emmaus. For the second season in a row, the Patriots have beaten the Hornets. The Hornets have won five state titles in the 1990s and are 10-time defending PIAA District 11 champions. In going unbeaten in their first five games before playing C.B. East, the Hornets outscored opponents by 22-0. "We were so focused and so prepared," the Patriots' Rachael Bloemker said.
March 12, 1997 |
To beat Downingtown in girls' basketball, teams need depth to counter the Whippets' withering pressure defense. They must have a three-point attack to counter the offensive runs this talented team always seems to make. Last night, in the second round of the PIAA Class AAAA state tournament, Emmaus showed none of those qualities. And the Hornets were dispatched, 54-36. Emmaus won the East Conference, finished second in the District 11 tournament and entered last night's game with a 24-3 record.
June 8, 2000 |
West Chester East hopes to continue its Cinderella season today when the Vikings take on Emmaus in the quarterfinals of the PIAA Class AAA state baseball tournament. The game is set for 4 p.m. at Reading's George Field. The Vikings (16-10), the third-place team from District 1, advanced with a 7-6 upset win over defending state and District 3 champion Chambersburg on Monday. The Green Hornets (20-4), the District 11 champions, knocked off District 1 runner-up Hatboro-Horsham, 5-1, in their state opener.
November 12, 1997 |
Souderton's field hockey players began the season inexperienced, with little feel for working together - and it showed. The Indians were thrashed by Council Rock, 4-0, on Aug. 29, but two months later a cohesive squad found itself playing arguably the nation's best high school field hockey team in the PIAA state semifinals. The Indians fell by 1-0 yesterday to District 11 champion Emmaus, which has gone 51-0-1 over the last two seasons. But on the field at Quakertown High, they more than proved that they were one of the best teams in the state.
March 13, 2002 |
So far, Cheltenham has been unstoppable. The Panthers (30-1) dropped Central Dauphin, 58-44, in the second round of the PIAA Class AAAA state girls' playoffs at Garden Spot High School last night. The Panthers advanced to the tournament quarterfinals on Friday against Cedar Crest, the No. 2 seed from District 1. Cedar Crest beat Council Rock, 55-47, last night. A site and time have yet to be determined. Kelly Gould's suffocating defense was the key against Central Dauphin (23-8)
March 14, 2001 |
When a team is not satisfied with a 25-point victory, there's something very right about it. Council Rock coach Lou Palkovics tried to cheer up his team, which eliminated Emmaus, 71-46, in the second round of the PIAA Class AAAA state playoffs last night at Reading High's Geigle Complex. "These girls are never satisfied," Palkovics said. The Indians advanced to Friday's quarterfinals against Central Dauphin, a 55-49 winner last night over Downingtown. Council Rock (30-1)
November 12, 1996 |
Abington had to wait three days to play its postponed game at Emmaus, but the Galloping Ghosts returned with a 37-12 win last night, their third victory in the last four games. Abington won the game, which was rescheduled from Friday night, in its usual offensive fashion: by turning loose its stable of fleet runners. Terrill Johnson gained 151 yards on 13 carries and Bryan Blackstone had 121 yards on just 10 rushes to lead the Ghosts' 351-yard ground game. Abington (5-5)