November 10, 2015 |
The PIAA District 1 football playoff seedings were determined in a committee meeting Sunday morning at Plymouth Whitemarsh and will be officially announced at noon on Monday. In the 16-team Class AAAA tournament, one of the more intriguing first-round matchups is No. 12 seed Quakertown (8-2) vs. No. 5 Central Bucks East (8-2) at 1 p.m. Saturday at First Lt. Colby Umbrell Field in Buckingham. It will be the second meeting in eight days between the Suburban One League Continental Conference rivals.
October 31, 2015 |
La Salle 24, Father Judge 17: Can Yeedee Thaenrat and the Crusaders end an eight-game losing streak vs. the Explorers? North Penn 31, Neshaminy 14: The 6-2 Redskins are in 13th place in the District 1 Class AAAA playoff-point rankings. The Knights, also 6-2, are tied for 10th. Quakertown 47, Council Rock North 28: Last season, Rob Burns ran for 321 yards and six scores as the Panthers rallied for a 48-32 win over the Indians. Downingtown East 38, West Chester East 27: The Vikings hope to catch the Cougars looking ahead to their Week 10 showdown vs. Downingtown West.
October 10, 2015 |
For Haverford High football assistant Jack O'Donnell, watching brothers Billy and Jack Farrell play is like being placed in a time machine and going back to the mid-1980s. "He's always telling us how much we remind him of our dad," Jack Farrell said. In 1985, when O'Donnell was in charge at Haverford, Bill Farrell was a tough-as-nails linebacker with a burning competitive drive. "That came from growing up in Havertown and trying to hold your own in a neighborhood with a lot of sports-loving kids," said Bill Farrell, who doubled as an offensive guard.
September 12, 2015 |
Rachel Bacon Bull, 72, of Garnet Valley, who taught for West Chester Friends School for 25 years, died Aug. 13 at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania of a stroke. The daughter of Francis Farquhar Bacon and Julia Armour, she was born in Detroit to a Quaker family that moved around the country before settling in Bucks County. She met her husband when she went off to Goddard College, a small liberal-arts school in Plainfield, Vt., in the early '60s. Back then, all new students had to go through orientation, and Richard Alden Bull was her orientation leader.
September 12, 2015 |
Driving rain forced Boys' Latin's offense to keep it simple on Thursday night. But David Williams proved anything but simple to stop. The junior rushed 17 times for 113 yards and a pair of first-half touchdowns as Boys' Latin cruised past KIPP DuBois, 22-0, in a nonleague game at West Philadelphia. Boys' Latin attempted just one pass. Javon Rice made eight tackles for the Warriors, who held KIPP to 41 yards. In other nonleague action, Will Hunter racked up 115 yards and a TD on six carries to lead Olney to a 20-8 victory over Mastbaum at Northeast.
September 7, 2015 |
It's a good thing Gia Dragoni has almost four years left to top her performance Saturday, because it might take a while. Dragoni, a freshman, scored the winner with a minute left to give Garnet Valley a 2-1 triumph over visiting Avon Grove in a nonleague girls' soccer game. Dragoni volleyed it home from 15 yards out off an assist from Jenna Buttermore. Dragoni has scored in both games this season. Linda Zamrowski also scored, and Ashley Bufano made seven saves. In other nonleague action: Alex DiMarco's overtime goal lifted Episcopal Academy to a 1-0 win at Radnor.
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.