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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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September 11, 2016 | By Rick O'Brien, STAFF WRITER
While it's still a work in progress, Ridley's new triple-option scheme is making significant progress. The visiting Green Raiders netted 290 yards rushing on 56 attempts while beating Garnet Valley, 28-20, Friday night in a Central League showdown at packed Moe DeFrank Stadium. First-year Ridley boss Dave Wood, formerly an assistant at Penn and head coach at Widener, changed the team's offensive style. "We found some things in the run game against Garnet Valley," he said. "It was big for us to control the ball, keep the clock moving, and keep the ball away from them as much as possible.
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September 11, 2016 | By Jack Goodwillie, STAFF WRITER
A balanced offensive attack led by quarterback Mason Jones and running back Will Dogba keyed Neshaminy's 42-14 nonleague victory over Downingtown West. Jones had an efficient first half throwing the ball. He completed six of 13 passes for 180 yards and two touchdowns, the first to Mike Garlick and the second to Cory Joyce. Both passes were more than 50 yards. Dogba carried 12 times for 74 yards and a touchdown in that same span. Mike Crescenzo replaced Dogba in the fourth quarter and iced the game with two rushing touchdowns.
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September 10, 2016 | By Rick O'Brien, STAFF WRITER
Due to the projected heat wave, all Friday and Saturday football games involving Public League schools were postponed Thursday by the Philadelphia School District. That means we will have to wait to see high-powered Imhotep Charter, ranked No. 2 in Southeastern Pennsylvania by the Inquirer, take on No. 19 Northeast in the Independence Division opener for both squads. The Panthers and Vikings were set to play at 6:30 p.m. Friday. There's still plenty of football on tap this weekend, including a Central League showdown between No. 22 Ridley and No. 18 Garnet Valley.
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August 27, 2016 | By Rick O'Brien, STAFF WRITER
It's the dawning of a new era for high school football in Pennsylvania. That's because the PIAA voted last October to expand to six classifications and shorten the season by one week at the end. Districts have the option of playing two scrimmages, or a scrimmage and a game the second week. Since most District 1 and 12 squads chose the latter, football arrives in earnest this weekend. The early start features a handful of intriguing nonleague games. One of the best is Saturday night's tilt between visiting Perkiomen Valley, which is ranked No. 12 in Southeastern Pennsylvania by the Inquirer, and No. 13 Downingtown West at Kottmeyer Stadium.
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June 19, 2016 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
This was going to be the season for Spenser Gray and Quakertown as the senior had spent her first three years helping to build up the program. Then the unthinkable happened to the UNC-Charlotte recruit. She got hurt during the first game. She returned to the lineup May 5, and it was like she never left, batting .593 with an on-base percentage of .710 and going 12 for 12 on the base paths. The senior middle infielder played both second and shortstop, helping to turn eight double plays in a total of 11 games.
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June 17, 2016 | By Aaron Carter, STAFF WRITER
It was quite a season for local girls' lacrosse teams. Three of the four teams in the PIAA state playoff semifinals were from Southeastern Pennsylvania, and Conestoga avenged last year's loss in the title game to Garnet Valley with a victory over Radnor. Here is our 2016 all-area girls' lacrosse team: PLAYER OF THE YEAR Monica Borzillo, Conestoga Borzillo led the Pioneers to their first state championship by scoring four goals and dishing eight assists in the championship game against Radnor.
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June 9, 2016 | By Aaron Carter, STAFF WRITER
Thrillers abounded at Penncrest on Tuesday as Radnor's girls and Springfield Delco's boys teams earned bids to their PIAA championship games. In Game 1, Radnor (20-6) rallied after an 8-2 deficit to knock off two-time defending champion Garnet Valley, 10-9. In the nightcap, the Cougars (20-7) scored the game's last five goals and held off Strath Haven, 8-5, thanks in large part to the stingy goaltending of junior James Spence. "I've been working all my life for this," said Spence, who finished with 11 saves.
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June 6, 2016 | By Aaron Carter, STAFF WRITER
Emily Mathewson had been in a similar position 299 times before, but during a domination of Owen J. Roberts on Saturday afternoon, the Garnet Valley senior felt a pinch of nerves as she prepared to shoot. That's because career goal No. 300 was potentially in her stick with about 10 minutes left in Game 2 of a PIAA quarterfinal doubleheader at Marple Newtown. Garnet Valley won comfortably, 15-6, and now advances to the semifinals next week against Radnor, which already upset the two-time defending state champion Jaguars in the District 1 playoffs.
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June 5, 2016 | By Aaron Carter, STAFF WRITER
Sometimes defeat can be the best teacher of success. Conestoga, however, hadn't tasted such bitterness much of this lacrosse season. That is until the Lady Pioneers fell in the District 1 playoffs to eventual district champion Radnor. Now, Conestoga (18-1) hopes its only blemish this season catapults the squad to a state championship. "We all got fired up after it," said senior Sondra Dickey. "I think that was our motivation to get better and not be satisfied. " Saturday at 11 a.m. at Avon Grove, the Lady Pioneers, the 5th seed from District 1, will face Kennard Dale (23-1)
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May 29, 2016 | By Paul Schwedelson, STAFF WRITER
Right after halftime, Penn State's Ally Heavens stood next to a Northwestern player. In the pouring rain, Heavens' jersey was soaked. The Northwestern player had changed into a new uniform. "A lot of top-ranked teams, they get a lot of gear. They get a lot of stuff, so I was like,'Damn,' " Heavens said. But the Nittany Lions ended up losing by only 5-4 to the perennial powerhouse. That was why Heavens said she chose to play at Penn State in October of her junior year at Garnet Valley High School.
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