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.
September 13, 2014 |
The Week 3 football slate is highlighted by a pair of intriguing Friday night matchups in Chester County. Downingtown East, 2-0 and ranked No. 8 in Southeastern Pennsylvania by The Inquirer, will host No. 15 Haverford School (1-1) at 7 p.m. at Downingtown West's Kottmeyer Stadium. At the same time nearby, No. 7 Coatesville (2-0) will entertain No. 10 Roman Catholic (1-1). Last week, East overcame a 415-yard passing effort by Phil DiWilliams in nipping Roman, 40-38, in overtime.
September 12, 2014 |
Practice had ended, but the Valerio triplets weren't leaving. They stood together in a parking lot at Garnet Valley last Friday, as the summer sun beamed down onto the concrete. Nearby, attendants prepared for the cars that would file in for the football team's home opener against Upper Darby. Band members played their instruments in the adjacent lot, creating a drumming rhythm that reverberated throughout the complex. Madison, Hailey, and Taylor Valerio smiled widely while carrying equipment after their afternoon field hockey practice.
September 8, 2014 |
It took Mount St. Joseph less than 10 minutes to change the outcome of its nonleague soccer game at Lower Merion on Saturday. With her team down a goal in the 62d minute, Maryanna Solecki tied the score off an assist from Paige Comtois. In the 70th minute, Amanda Steinberg kicked in the winner, leading the Magic to a 3-2 victory. Elsewhere in nonleague action: Hannah Grandell deposited the winner in the fourth minute of overtime to send Unionville to victory at Garnet Valley, 2-1. Brittany Dragoni scored for Garnet Valley.
June 13, 2014 |
PLAYER OF THE YEAR /ATTACK Haley Warden GARNET VALLEY The senior did it all for the Jaguars and ended her career in impressive fashion with her third PIAA state title in four years. Warden, who will play next season for James Madison, scored a total of 18 goals in Garnet Valley's four state-playoff games. She shined brightest in the championship game, scoring twice in the second half to regain momentum for her team just when it looked to be slipping away. "It's difficult to express," Jaguars coach Jenny Purvis said.
June 9, 2014 |
HERSHEY, Pa. - Haley Warden stood near the 10-yard line, awaiting the referee's signal. The early momentum Garnet Valley had built dissolved in the second half of Saturday's PIAA girls' lacrosse final. The Jaguars' five-goal lead over Springfield (Delco) had dwindled to one. "Let's go, Haley," a fan hollered from the Hersheypark Stadium grandstand. The ref's whistle blew, and Warden charged the net and scored off the restarted play to put Garnet Valley back on track. She scored again three minutes later, and the Jaguars rolled to a 13-9 win. The state title was their third in the last four seasons and the first for second-year coach Jenny Purvis.