November 19, 2013 |
Even with a rash of injuries to key players, Abington finds itself in the PIAA District 1 Class AAAA football semifinals for the first time since 2006. "Probably in my 14 years of coaching, I've never lost this many starters," Ghosts coach Tim Sorber said. "And that's what makes what we've accomplished this season even more gratifying. " Abington, the No. 8 seed, rallied for a 26-21 road win over No. 1 and previously undefeated Garnet Valley in a district quarterfinal matchup Friday night.
November 17, 2013 |
The ball was on the ground, the game was on the line, and members of the Neshaminy coaching staff were yelling, "Fight! Fight!" It was late in the first half of the District 1 Class AAAA quarterfinal game between the host Redskins and Spring-Ford on Friday night. After a Neshaminy touchdown tied the score with 2 minutes, 45 seconds left in the second quarter, Spring-Ford fumbled the ensuing kickoff, resulting in a crucial scrum for possession in front of the Neshaminy sideline. Neshaminy senior defensive back Devon Brown came up with the ball on a play that the Redskins said was a turning point in their 56-27 win. Neshaminy's opportunistic defense forced six turnovers and scored two touchdowns, while Redskins senior running back D'Andre Pollard rushed for 181 yards and four touchdowns.
November 16, 2013 |
It was five years ago that George Washington managed to "shock the world," as players put it, by upending La Salle in the District 12 Class AAAA championship game. "It's about time the Public League changed the tide," said Frankford coach Will Doggett, whose Pioneers will play Catholic League titlist St. Joseph's Prep for top district honors at 4 p.m. Saturday at Northeast. La Salle has won the last four district titles by a combined score of 144-47, including last year's 37-20 triumph over Frankford.
November 10, 2013 |
Jerry Lanier capped his five-touchdown Friday night with two scores in the last 4 minutes, 11 seconds to lead host Academy Park to a 35-22 win against Del-Val League rival Interboro in the District 1 Class AAA quarterfinals. Lanier punched home a 4-yard score to give Academy Park the lead and padded it with a 10-yard TD. Interboro tied the game with 6:02 left when Steve Phillips, who ran for 90 yards, scored a 17-yard touchdown. Eric Owens led Interboro with 201 yards on 28 carries.
November 9, 2013 |
The District 1 playoffs begin this weekend, with two injury-depleted squads, Coatesville and Interboro, trying to defend their Class AAAA and AAA titles, respectively. Before making our picks in some of the top contests, here is how we expect the District 1 Class AAAA and AAA tournaments to shake out. District 1 Class AAAA. In Friday's first-round action, going in bracket order, top seed Garnet Valley, No. 8 Abington, No. 4 Neshaminy, No. 12 Spring-Ford, No. 2 West Chester Rustin, No. 7 Central Bucks West, No. 3 Pennsbury, and No. 11 North Penn advance.
November 1, 2013 |
Garnet Valley has made considerable noise since moving from the Southern Chester County League to the Central League in 2008. Mike Ricci's football squad has posted a 51-8 mark (.864 winning percentage) in league play, with two outright championships (2008 and 2011) and one shared (2009, with Ridley). This season is no different, as the Jaguars are 9-0, 8-0 in the Central League, and set to enter the 16-team PIAA District 1 Class AAAA playoff tournament as one of the top seeds.
October 12, 2013 |
Oliver Everts assisted on a goal and scored the winner Thursday as Conestoga moved into first place in Central League field hockey with a 3-2 victory at Garnet Valley. Football PUBLIC LEAGUE CLASS AAA Mastery Charter 15, Dobbins 0 NONLEAGUE Southern 37, Simon Gratz 22 Boys' Soccer CENTRAL LEAGUE Lower Merion at Springfield (D), ppd. Ridley 1, Marple Newtown 0 Strath Haven 1, Haverford High 0 CHES-MONT AMERICAN Octorara 3, Kennett 0 PIONEER ATHLETIC CONFERENCE Pottsgrove 1, Phoenixville 0 PUBLIC LEAGUE A Central 6, Masterman 0 PUBLIC LEAGUE B Furness 5, Swenson 0 Science Leadership 3, Engineering & Science 2 Boys' Latin 3, Franklin Learning Center 0 Palumbo 6, High School of the Future 1 Olney 3, Martin Luther King 0 PUBLIC LEAGUE C Penn Treaty 10, Roxborough 1 TRI-COUNTY LEAGUE Phelps 10, Kimberton Waldorf 1 West-Mont Christian 5, Collegium 0 NONLEAGUE Washington 2, Bartram 0 Doane Academy 4, Solebury School 3 Shipley 2, Malvern Prep 0 Great Valley 3, West Chester East 0 West Chester Rustin 4, Coatesville 1 Girls' Soccer BICENTENNIAL LEAGUE Delco Christian 2, New Hope-Solebury 1 (OT)
October 6, 2013 |
Derrick West didn't look satisfied. The Garnet Valley sophomore seemed unimpressed by the fireworks display he and his team watched in the postgame huddle after the Jaguars' 47-7 home win against Penncrest on Friday night. The show, which Garnet Valley put on to honor the seniors, lasted more than 10 minutes. By all accounts, it should have been a perfect moment for West and the Jaguars. Garnet Valley and Penncrest entered the game undefeated and ranked among the top teams in Southeastern Pennsylvania by The Inquirer, but by the end, it was clear which was the better team.
October 5, 2013 |
Ryan Biresch needed just one touch to give Pennridge the overtime goal it needed to turn back visiting Quakertown, 1-0, Thursday night in a Suburban One Continental boys' soccer game. Biresch, a junior, received the pass from senior captain Justin Csaszar with just two minutes left in the extra period. The left back one-timed a shot with his right foot from the top of the 18-yard box. In other Suburban One action: Matt Weigner recorded three saves for his fifth shutout, and Central Bucks South used three goal scorers to ease past host North Penn, 3-0. Danny Busichio, Andrew Denno, and Danny Remick scored once each.
October 5, 2013 |
Abington will not have its full arsenal when it plays Pennsbury in a key Suburban One League National Conference football matchup Friday night. The undefeated Ghosts lost senior quarterback Anthony Lee to a broken ankle in a Week 4 romp at Council Rock North. He underwent surgery Thursday and is lost for the season. In the 7 p.m. showdown at Abington's Schwarzman Stadium, Tim Sorber's squad also is expected to be without two-way standout Craig Reynolds. The senior went down with a knee injury early last week against Bensalem.