May 7, 2016
Baseball TRI-COUNTY LEAGUE PLAYOFFS SEMIFINAL Barrack Hebrew 6, Collegium Charter 1 BICENTENNIAL LEAGUE Plumstead Christian 11, Faith Christian 1 Christopher Dock 10, MaST Charter 0 Faith Christian 0, Plumstead Christian 0 Holy Ghost Prep 2, New Hope-Solebury 1 CATHOLIC LEAGUE Roman Catholic 2, Neumann-Goretti 0 CENTRAL LEAGUE Conestoga 6, Ridley 0 Garnet Valley 8, Upper Darby 3 Strath Haven 5, Harriton 1...
April 29, 2016 |
Downingtown West's Emily Williams hit a two-run home run in the sixth inning to give the Whippets a 4-3 road victory over Avon Grove in the Ches-Mont League. Williams' home run came with two outs in the inning. Earlier in the at-bat, Williams hit a pop-up into foul territory, which would have ended the inning. An Avon Grove player dropped the pop fly for an error to set up the game-winning home run. Williams, the Whippets' starting pitcher, lasted all seven innings and earned the win. In other Ches-Mont League softball action: Morgan Orlowski struck out 11 batters and gave up just three hits in host Great Valley's 6-3 victory over Octorara.
April 26, 2016 |
Sam Tomasetti walked to the plate in the fifth inning and roped a two-run single to left field. Reva Alderman followed her in the lineup, just like she has in nearly every game since they were 9 years old. "Outta here" the scoreboard operator for the Garnet Valley softball team said as soon as the ball made contact with Alderman's bat. She was right: The towering fly ball sailed over the fence in left for a three-run shot. A two- to three-minute period Thursday perfectly encapsulated the contributions of the Jaguars' two senior captains.
April 21, 2016 |
Episcopal Academy senior Julia Hondros may have noticed that the Churchmen left the door slightly ajar just before halftime against host Penn Charter on Tuesday afternoon. With just 2.3 seconds left in the half, however, Hondros nailed it shut for good. After Hannah Fox notched back-to-back goals for the previously undefeated Quakers, Hondros, a 5-foot-10 Brown recruit, rushed downfield and fired to give Episcopal a five-goal lead, which it parlayed into a 15-6 victory. "Clock awareness," said Hondros, who finished with four goals.
April 18, 2016
2 Home runs for Episcopal Academy's Riley Wright against Springside Chestnut Hill. 12 Runs batted in by Garnet Valley's Reva Alderman in a three-game stretch. 61 Total hits for Neshaminy through six games.
April 18, 2016 |
It's been 317 days since Conestoga lost in its first PIAA state final, squandering an early four-goal lead and handing Garnet Valley its second straight lacrosse championship and fourth in the last five years. Last season was nearly perfect for the Pioneers, who finished with an 11-0 record in the Central League and captured their first league title in the tenure of seven-year head coach Amy Orcutt. Although Conestoga's championship game loss is in the rearview mirror with the 2016 season underway, some players still feel the sting of the defeat.
April 17, 2016 |
One in a continuing series spotlighting real estate markets in the region's communities. You cannot have Birmingham Township without the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District. "It isn't an inexpensive place to live in, but it is one that having one of the best school districts around makes very desirable," says Barbara M. Mastronardo, an agent with Weichert Realtors in Media, who sells in the Chester County township. Make that the venerable Chester County township, site of the 1777 Battle of Brandywine during the American Revolution.
April 15, 2016 |
With five RBIs, Reva Alderman outscored her opponent's lineup to power Garnet Valley past host Lower Merion, 14-4, in a Central League softball matchup Wednesday. Alderman went 3 for 4 with a triple and a two-run home run. Allison Ferrante earned the win while Riley Beebe and Diane Torregrossa each went 2 for 3 for the Jaguars. Ches-Mont. Avon Grove's Maggie Balint tossed a seven-inning no-hitter to defeat visiting Bishop Shanahan, 8-0. The University of Oregon recruit continued her impressive start to the season with 17 strikeouts and only one walk.