July 15, 2015 |
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.
June 8, 2015 |
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]
June 7, 2015 |
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.
June 4, 2015 |
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. firstname.lastname@example.org @MarkWhited215
May 20, 2015 |
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.
May 12, 2015 |
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)
May 6, 2015 |
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.
May 4, 2015 |
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.
April 30, 2015 |
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.