April 12, 2014 |
Brooke Harner's fielders must have been getting bored by the end of Thursday afternoon's game, but second baseman Bailey Reigel was ready when needed. Harner retired the first 20 batters she faced, and 18 by strikeout, when her last pitch was lined to Reigel, sealing the perfect game as host Kennett downed Sun Valley, 6-0, in a Ches-Mont American softball game. It marked the first perfect game of the West Chester University recruit's career. Of the three balls put in play by Sun Valley, Brooke Duplicki was responsible for two of them.
April 3, 2014 |
Faced with a three-run deficit in the final inning, Garnet Valley conjured up a memorable finish to its Central League softball game against Upper Darby on Tuesday. Garnet Valley scored four times in the seventh to rally for an 8-7 home victory. With Upper Darby leading by 7-5, Cori Snyder tied the game with a two-run single to center field. Later in the inning, Nicole Clayton drew a bases-loaded walk that sent Morgan Lovelace across with the winning run. Suburban One National.
March 27, 2014 |
Coatesville's Mike Boykin has committed to wrestle at North Carolina State, the senior said Tuesday. The recently crowned PIAA Class AAA champion at 220 pounds said that he had considered Rider and a few other schools as well, but that his future teammates and the friendly atmosphere around the school greatly influenced his decision. "I bonded with the guys well down there, and I liked the atmosphere," Boykin said. "The weather is nice, and it just feels like me down there. I really liked it. " Boykin will leave Coatesville with 142 career wins and two state-tournament medals.
March 23, 2014
SOFTBALL NONLEAGUE Neshaminy 6, Little Flower 5: Freshman Hunter Hart's first career hit opened the bottom of the seventh inning, and two batters later Sarah Snider-Leonhauser brought her home with a game-winning single. Jenny Rakita earned the win. Springfield (D) 8, Kennett 5: Pitcher Tori DiPietro helped her own cause as she went 3 for 3 from the plate with two home runs and knocked in five runs to lead the host Cougars over the Blue Demons. The sophomore also pitched a complete game and fanned three.
March 9, 2014
BASKETBALL STATE CLASS AA FIRST ROUND St. Basil 73, Ben Franklin 27: Terry Mancini's 100th career coaching victory was locked up early at Plymouth Whitemarsh, thanks to a 32-6 first quarter during which Molly Greenberg (10 points, seven assists) drained three three-pointers. The Panthers hit eight threes overall during the opening frame. Kalee Fuegel added 12 points and six steals for St. Basil, and Kelly Mancini grabbed 12 rebounds. Tahniyyah Jackson scored 10 points and Denise Johnson added seven to lead Ben Franklin.
March 8, 2014 |
Joe Galasso's quest for a second state wrestling title began without a hitch Thursday. The unbeaten senior from Father Judge racked up a dominating win in the first round of the PIAA Class AAA tournament at the Giant Center in Hershey. Galasso, 24-0 and wrestling at 145 pounds, scored a technical-fall victory over Hadyn Swortwood of Jersey Shore. Galasso prevailed, 22-7, in 4 minutes, 40 seconds. Central Bucks East's Francesco Fabozzi remained on track for a possible meeting with Galasso in the semifinals by dispatching Nathan Cheek of Wyoming Valley West, 11-6.
March 1, 2014 |
Neumann-Goretti guard Ja'Quan Newton is among the 67 players, boys and girls, who will participate in the 27th All Star Labor Classic basketball games April 6 at Northeast. The rosters were announced Thursday. Action will begin at 10:30 a.m. Rosters CITY BOYS Gregory Bennett, Martin Luther King Chris Bing, Central Ryan Boyd, Franklin Towne Charter Jamal Custis, Neumann-Goretti Anthony Downing, Sankofa Freedom Shep Garner, Roman Catholic Brendan Horan, Archbishop Ryan Muhammad Laws, Phila.
February 24, 2014 |
Jake Anderson made history Saturday at Lehigh University by becoming the first Malvern Prep wrestler to win a title at the National Prep championships. Anderson, the top seed at 220 pounds, recorded two wins by fall in less than 1 minute, 30 seconds and gave up just one point in three decisions. Haverford School's L.J. Barlow finished second at 195 pounds. District 1 AAA West Boyertown claimed five championships, including four by pin, in rolling to another team title at Spring-Ford.
February 21, 2014 |
The Abington girls' basketball team just did not care, its coach said. The Ghosts did not care Wednesday night that they were playing the second seed in the District 1 Class AAAA tournament. And they did not care that they were underdogs for the second time in four days. "They just wanted to play," coach Dan Marsh said. That attitude led to a one-sided second quarter as the 18th-seeded Ghosts built a lead before stunning host Garnet Valley, 38-33, in the second round. Deja Rawls scored 10 of her 14 points in Abington's 14-2 second quarter, and the Ghosts clinched a berth in the PIAA state tournament for the first time since 2010.
February 18, 2014 |
When Bianca Picard talks about the Souderton girls' basketball team, she uses words like strong , tough , and determined - all while describing the squad's desire to win. Watch the senior point guard play just a few minutes for the Indians (16-6), and you'll see no one exudes those attributes more than she does. Selfless and with an infectious love of the game, the 5-foot-7 Picard best demonstrated her grit in a pivotal conference contest against Central Bucks West a few weeks ago. During the close matchup, Picard sprained her right foot - the same one she broke 31/2 months earlier.