October 20, 2014 |
A lighting malfunction at Springfield's stadium postponed Friday night's highly anticipated matchup between the host Cougars and reigning Central League champion Garnet Valley until Saturday morning. "I got some sleep, but I was tossing and turning a lot," Springfield senior inside linebacker Adam Krauter said. "It was a rough night. You just can't wait to get out there and get it going. " The 151/2-hour delay proved worth the wait for Krauter and company. With an impressive effort on defense, marking a turnaround from the previous week, the Cougars took a huge step toward their first title since 1994 with a 7-0 victory.
October 18, 2014 |
It's Week 8 of the football season and - no surprise - a number of contests have league-title implications. At or near the top of the list is Friday night's Central League showdown between Garnet Valley, ranked 14th in Southeastern Pennsylvania by The Inquirer, and No. 24 Springfield (Delco). The Jaguars (6-1 overall, 6-0 league) are trying for their third outright championship in the last four seasons. Host Springfield (7-0, 6-0) seeks its first crown since 1994. The big subplot in this one is the absence of Garnet Valley's Mike Ricci.
October 16, 2014 |
Longtime Garnet Valley football coach Mike Ricci is taking a two-week leave of absence after a sideline altercation with one of his players during the second half of Friday night's 28-7 home win over Central League rival Penncrest. Ricci grabbed a player's face mask in a moment of frustration. Earlier, in a separate incident, he dropped to his knees and briefly lost consciousness while yelling at his players. Garnet Valley athletic director Seth Brunner said Ricci's leave of absence was self-imposed and not a suspension.
October 5, 2014
TENNIS DISTRICT 1 AA SINGLES CHAMPIONSHIPS Nazareth Academy's Alex Vo, the No. 2 seed, defeated No. 4 Taylor Nguyen of Sacred Heart, 6-4, 6-0, to win the final at Healthplex Sports Club in Springfield. Vo had dropped just one game en route to a spot in the final. DISTRICT 1 AAA SINGLES CHAMPIONSHIPS Top seed Mihaela Codreanu of Methacton cruised into the final by beating No. 4 Katherine Devlin of Wissahickon, 6-0, 6-2, at Healthplex. Codreanu will meet Downingtown West's sixth-seeded Payton Bradley.
September 28, 2014 |
Springfield (Delco) first-year football coach Chris Britton is impressed by Adam Krauter's unselfishness just as much as his aggressive and rock-solid play at linebacker. "He's a team player," Britton said. "He's not one of those guys infatuated with numbers. It's a 'we' thing for him. " In a battle of unbeatens Friday night in Delaware County, with Krauter putting forth another stellar effort in the middle, the senior-laden Cougars stayed perfect with a 21-12 triumph over Central League rival Conestoga.
September 24, 2014 |
Before he became the most dangerous player on Shipley's bench, Ronan Higgins was the most promising fan in Shipley's crowd. But coach Thom Schauerman always hoped Higgins would follow in his older brother Conor's footsteps and suit up for the Gators boys' soccer team. So far, the younger Higgins has been everything his coach envisioned. On Monday afternoon, the freshman headed home Ian Hamilton's corner kick with 18 seconds remaining in double overtime to send the host Gators to a 2-1 nonleague victory over Roman Catholic.
September 21, 2014 |
Aarshockon Hudson led Downingtown East to 21 unanswered points and a 28-12 upset win in a nonleague showdown Friday night at West Chester Rustin. Rustin, the eighth-ranked team in Southeastern Pennsylvania by The Inquirer, held a 12-7 lead in the second quarter, but Hudson's 22-yard touchdown pass to Ben Davis gave Downingtown East a 14-12 lead before halftime. Hudson extended the 12th-ranked Cougars' lead in the third quarter when he found Dan Chisena for a 21-yard score. Hudson finished the game with three touchdown throws.
September 19, 2014 |
Alex Pechin is recognized the most for his play as Unionville's second-year quarterback, but several colleges are showing interest in his leg more than his arm. In this season's opener, the 6-foot-1, 185-pound senior drilled two field goals, including a 50-yarder, to help the host Indians nip nonleague rival Garnet Valley, 8-6. Because of his booming kicks and excellent showing in the classroom, Pechin has drawn interest from the likes of...
September 18, 2014 |
You can stop play, but it won't stop Jules Bradbury. The Villa Maria junior converted a pair of penalty kicks and then scored off a direct kick to lift the Hurricanes over visiting Nazareth Academy, 3-2, in a Catholic Academies girls' soccer game Tuesday afternoon. Bradbury's direct kick went over the wall and dipped between the goalie's hands and the crossbar to make it 3-1 midway through the second half. Kayla McNamee scored both goals for Nazareth. Catholic League.