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June 2, 2014 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jenny Purvis, the Garnet Valley girls' lacrosse coach, hopped on her toes as the last few seconds elapsed from the clock. The horn at West Chester East's stadium finally sounded. The Jaguars had survived. The players dashed toward goalie Paige Mitros after holding off defending state champion Harriton, 16-12, Saturday in a PIAA quarterfinal. Senior attack Sabrina Fusco said the horn was "very exhilarating and lovely. " Senior midfielder Haley Warden called it "a big relief. " "It was like, 'Oh my gosh.
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October 6, 2013 | By Joey Cranney, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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June 12, 2011 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
HERSHEY, Pa. - Their preseason goals were modest: Just win a pair of district playoff games and advance to the quarterfinals. After failing to win a district playoff game last season, their sights seemed fair, junior midfielder Halley Barnes said. The Garnet Valley Jaguars far surpassed their modest expectations, and instead of ending their season exactly three weeks ago, they played on and on. They captured the PIAA state girls' lacrosse title Saturday, holding off a late rally by Downingtown East for a 17-14 victory at HersheyPark Stadium.
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April 25, 1988 | By Ray Doyle, Special to The Inquirer
Bishop Shanahan coach Vic Bruno felt his team played its "best game of the year" Thursday in defeating visiting Garnet Valley, 5-4, in a Southern Chester County League game. "They felt like playing today," he said, "and were all fired up. " That hasn't been the case all year. In fact, his team played very poorly in losing, 15-3, to visiting Phoenixville on Wednesday in a nonleague contest. Against Garnet Valley, Shanahan scored a run in the first on a Laura Sullivan single, a groundout and an error on a ground ball to second baseman Angela Billups off the bat of Monica Corum.
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November 1, 2013 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Columnist
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.
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May 17, 1995 | By Brian Miller, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Garnet Valley baseball coach Scott Armstrong said he didn't think his club was a Southern Chester County League favorite this spring. Yes, the defending champions had some experienced players back, and had some pitching depth. But the Jaguars also had lost six starters from the team that had won the league and District 1 Class AA titles. Armstrong was forced to shake up his infield, the big move being the switch of Matt Miller from third base to shortstop. Miller's adjustment has been nothing short of fabulous.
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July 15, 2015 | BY JEFF NEIBURG, Daily News Staff Writer neiburj@phillynews.com
THE 2012-13 school year was a year of firsts for both Wellington Zaza and his track coach at Garnet Valley, Andrew Etter. Etter was in his first year as the head coach of the Jaguars and Zaza was in his first year at the school, having spent his freshman and sophomore years at Upper Darby before going to Strath Haven for his junior year. Zaza's father, Billy Neewray, is an international soccer agent based in Switzerland. Zaza has lived with different family members, and family reasons kept him on the move throughout his high school career, but his movement on the track and field stayed consistent.
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June 8, 2015 | By Matt Hoffman, Inquirer Staff Writer
HERSHEY, Pa. - Repetition usually feels, well, repetitive. But it didn't Saturday for the Garnet Valley girls' lacrosse team. Behind eight second-half goals, the Jaguars rallied to win a second straight state title, topping Conestoga, 14-10, in the PIAA final at Hersheypark Stadium. The emotion afterward, they said, was nothing like last year. "It feels completely different than the first one," head coach Jenny Purvis said. "It was a completely different year to get us here, and a completely different [lineup]
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June 7, 2015 | By Aaron Carter, Inquirer Staff Writer
Three times Liz Scott sat and watched while others won state lacrosse championships at Hersheypark Stadium. Three times she wondered what it would be like to wear Conestoga colors and play on that field for a chance at a title. Three times she watched as her older brothers - Ben, Tanner and Carson - led the Pioneers to state glory. "When I sat in the stands watching them in Hershey for all those years, I always dreamed like, 'I can do this, I want to win a state championship, I want to have that feeling that they had.' " said Scott, a sophomore attacker/midfielder.
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June 4, 2015 | By Mark Whited, Inquirer Staff Writer
Emily Mathewson led Garnet Valley with four goals as the Jaguars edged Quaker Valley, 13-10, at Cumberland Valley in a PIAA girls' lacrosse semifinal on Tuesday. The Jaguars outscored Quaker Valley, 8-2, in the second half to advance. Boys' Lacrosse Mike Shapiro and Kevin Stump each netted four goals as St. Joseph's Prep rolled over Cumberland Valley, 19-7, in a PIAA semifinal game at Exeter Township. mwhited@philly.com @MarkWhited215  
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May 20, 2015 | By Mark Whited, Inquirer Staff Writer
Samantha Swart scored six goals Monday night to lead Archbishop Carroll to its 15th consecutive Catholic League girls' lacrosse championship with an 11-4 win over Archbishop Wood at Neumann University. Avery Murphy recorded a hat trick. Isabelle Schmidt scored two goals and added one assist.   PAISAA Girls' Lacrosse Quarterfinal Jesse Rubin netted the 100th goal of her career and recorded her 100th point this season in Friends' Central's 16-11 win over visiting Germantown Academy.
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May 12, 2015 | By Evan Cross, Inquirer Staff Writer
The District 1 boys' and girls' lacrosse playoff brackets were released Sunday. The top three seeds in the boys' bracket - Garnet Valley, Penncrest, and Bishop Shanahan, respectively - received a bye to the second round. All games will be played Tuesday. Seedings are in parentheses and the time of the game is listed. BOYS Strath Haven (17) at Abington (16), 7 p.m.; Springfield (M) (25) at Avon Grove (8), 7; West Chester Rustin (24) at C.B. East (9), 7; West Chester East (29)
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May 6, 2015 | By Mark Macyk, Inquirer Staff Writer
About 30 scouts were in attendance Monday at Garnet Valley to watch the visiting team's pitcher. He impressed, but the scouts surely ended up leaving with some notes on the home team, too. Jeff Shanfeldt hit an RBI single in the bottom of the seventh to send Garnet Valley to a 2-1 victory over Conestoga in a Central League baseball game. Mike Bechtold struck out eight in a three-hitter for the Jaguars. Conestoga's Brendan Little, the North Carolina recruit whom the scouts were there to see, fanned 10 in a six-hitter.
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May 4, 2015 | By Mark Whited, Inquirer Staff Writer
Pennridge's Marissa Sheva won the 800 meters Saturday at the Lady Rocker Track Invitational, finishing in 2 minutes, 14.13 seconds at Council Rock North. In the 400 meters, Villa Joseph Marie freshman Kaela Jolibois won with a 59.13. Central Bucks West's Maddie Villalba followed up Friday's 800-meter victory with a win in the 1,600-meter run, finishing in 4:59.23.   Softball Emily Shellenberger stuck out 11 and had a pair of hits in Little Flower's 9-1 nonleague win over visiting Wildwood Catholic.
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April 30, 2015 | By Aaron Carter, Inquirer Staff Writer
Maggie Stetson hasn't always been the most confident player on the lacrosse field. So when the Conestoga senior dropped a few balls early in the game Tuesday night against defending state champion Garnet Valley, Stetson used her inner monologue to boost her morale. "I was like, 'I don't know what you're doing right now,' " she said. "And then I was tearing up, and I was like, 'Don't tear up, you got this!' And once I scored my first goal, I was like, 'OK I got it.' " That's because her first goal proved to be the game-winner.
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