October 13, 2013 |
On the bus ride over to Germantown Academy, the Haverford School soccer team had the windows down. It might not have been the best decision with the rain, but it did get the Fords acclimated to the conditions they would face against the Patriots. It was pouring during parts of Friday's Inter-Ac League matchup, including during most of warmups, and there was drizzle throughout the rest of the contest as the Fords easily handled the Patriots, 4-0. Unsure all day of whether the game would even be played, Sander Yu and the rest of the Fords had to keep in mind what coach Bill Brady had told them the day before - "anticipate" that there will be a game so they would be mentally prepared.
October 10, 2013 |
INSIDE Episcopal Academy's Dixon Athletic Center, which sits on the school's sprawling Newtown Square campus, a shrewd Evan Butts sat in head football coach Todd Fairlie's office trying to skillfully answer a simple question. Last week, Butts caught a 19-yard touchdown pass with just 31 seconds left that pulled Episcopal within 48-47 of Lawrenceville. The 6-4, 225-pound tight end was asked whether the play was drawn up specifically for him. "No, it wasn't really designed . . . " he started to say. "Yes, it was," interrupted Episcopal offensive coordinator David Gueriera, who looked up from his laptop and added emphatically, "if there was single coverage on him we were going to him. " A sly smile slithered across Butts' face.
September 29, 2013
GIRLS' SOCCER PIONEER ATHLETIC CONFERENCE Upper Perkiomen 3, Perkiomen Valley 2: Kayla Smith scored all three of her goals after halftime, including the game-winner in double overtime, as the hosts rallied from a 2-0 halftime deficit. Boyertown 5, Phoenixville 0: Jillian Bertino paced the unbeaten Bears on the road with two goals. SUBURBAN ONE NATIONAL Downingtown East 2, Council Rock South 0: Kaelyn John had a 10-save shutout for the visiting Cougars. NONLEAGUE George School 1, Hun School 0: Natalie Hackett broke a scoreless tie in overtime to win it for the visitors.
September 5, 2013
GAMES TO WATCH: * Oct. 11: SCH Academy at Penn Charter, 3:45 Quakers coach Tommy Coyle makes his Inter-Ac debut. * Oct. 12: Haverford School at Malvern 2:30 A league opener with title implications? * Nov. 1: Malvern at Episcopal, 7 EA standout defensive lineman Evan Butts looks to shutdown Friars' ground game. * Nov. 9: Haverford School at Episcopal, 2:30 Last year, this matchup decided Inter-Ac honors. Possible repeat? * Nov. 9: Germantown Academy at Penn Charter, 1:30 The oldest continuous prep football rivalry in the country meets for the 127th time.
May 27, 2013 |
The Episcopal Academy boys and Harriton girls won the grand finals of the varsity four with coxswain Saturday at the Scholastic Rowing Association of America's national championships on the Cooper River. Episcopal finished in 4 minutes, 52.04 seconds to edge Father Judge (4:42.87). Harriton won in 5:25.56, and Manhasset was next at 5:28.17. The marquee events, the varsity eights, went to out-of-area teams. Pittsburgh Central Catholic won the boys' race in 4:15.02, and St. Joseph's Prep placed second (4:15.38)
May 6, 2013 |
1. The rivalry between Germantown Friends School and Germantown Academy could one day carry into the big leagues. It's been well-documented in these pages that Jesse Biddle, the pride of Friends, is dominating at double-A Reading. Sean Coyle, representing Academy, has been equally as dominating as an outfielder for Boston's high-A affiliate, Salem of the Carolina League. Coyle entered play Saturday hitting .313 with seven home runs, 12 RBIs, and a 1.086 OPS. 2. The price tag for the acquisition of Michael Young from Texas was hard-throwing righthanders Josh Lindblom and Lisalverto Bonilla.
May 6, 2013
Softball TRITON TOURNEY Clearview 11, Sacred Heart (N.J.) 10 GCIT 8, Clearview 4 GCIT 5, Clearview 3 Sacred Heart (N.J.) 8, Paul VI 5 Boys' Tennis NONLEAGUE Newark Academy 4, Haddonfield 1 Rowing CITY CHAMPIONSHIPS Girls' Lightweight 2x Final: 1. Ridgewood (Noel, Cannon), 5:45.43; 2. Haddon Township, 5:57.12; 3. Springside Chestnut Hill, 6:00.67. Girls' Lightweight 4+ Final: 1. Montclair (Schneider, Cailliarec, Mann, Schnittman, [Dolce-Bengtsson]
May 2, 2013
Baseball BICENTENNIAL LEAGUE Holy Ghost Prep 4, Devon Prep 1 CATHOLIC LEAGUE Roman Catholic 4, Cardinal O'Hara 2 LaSalle 2, St. Joseph's Prep 1 Archbishop Ryan 5, Father Judge 4 CENTRAL LEAGUE Radnor 3, Lower Merion 2 Conestoga 13, Upper Darby 3 Ridley 7, Haverford High 1 Strath Haven 4, Marple Newtown 3 Harriton 10, Springfield (D) 3 Garnet Valley 12, Penncrest 7 CHES-MONT AMERICAN Great Valley 14, Sun Valley 3 West Chester Rustin 3, Octorara 0 Oxford 6, Kennett 2 CHES-MONT NATIONAL Bishop Shanahan 7, West Chester East 6 Coatesville 10, Avon Grove 2 FRIENDS SCHOOLS LEAGUE Germantown Friends 18, Friends Select 7 INTER-AC LEAGUE Haverford School 5, Germantown Academy 4 PIONEER ATHLETIC CONFERENCE Phoenixville 11, Pope John Paul II 3 Pottstown 8, Spring-Ford 2 Owen J. Roberts 12, Boyertown 11 Upper Perkiomen 5, Pottsgrove 1 PUBLIC LEAGUE DIVISION A Esperanza 4, Central 2 SUBURBAN ONE AMERICAN Springfield (M)
April 3, 2013 |
Germantown Academy rallied from a five-goal deficit Tuesday to beat visiting Notre Dame, 12-11, in an Inter-Ac League lacrosse game. Notre Dame led, 9-4, early in the second half before Germantown Academy scored eight times, highlighted by Jennifer Stack's go-ahead goal. Emile Van Blarcom and Hanna Bogorowski each scored four times for GA. Central. Springfield (Delco) won at Harriton, 11-8, behind hat tricks from Emily Santana and Alex Poplawski. Catholic Academies. Ashley Stefanowicz led St. Basil with six goals and added two assists in a 20-11 victory at Nazareth Academy.