November 11, 2013 |
Jarrett McClenton rushed for three touchdowns - all in Saturday night's first half - and Archbishop Wood raced past Bonner-Prendergast, 42-6, at Plymouth Whitemarsh to capture its sixth straight Catholic League Class AAA football title. The 5-foot-8 junior running back scored from 11, 35, and 9 yards out. Kendall Singleton scored on a 70-yard fumble return and Jake Cooper returned an interception 46 yards for a touchdown. Inter-Ac League Malvern Prep 63, Springside Chestnut Hill 50: Malvern Prep survived a shootout against visiting Springside Chestnut Hill to earn a split of the Inter-Ac title with the Haverford School.
October 27, 2013 |
WHAT MAKES Malvern Prep's Troy Gallen tick? Why, after already committing to Delaware, would he continue to lug the rock up and down the field with a banged-up shoulder while defenders try to knock him around? Why not just chill? Pack it in? Kick your feet up and call it a high school career? "I just want to be the best player I can be," said Gallen, a 6-foot, 175-pound utility blade who plays a little wide receiver, a little halfback, some slot and some cornerback. "I don't think this little injury is going to stop me from doing what I want to do. " A bruised left shoulder did stop him from finishing against the Haverford School, which beat the Friars, 34-31, in double overtime.
October 21, 2013 |
The opening kickoff of the second half clanked off the fingers of Matt Brown. It took a fat hop off the Carey Stadium turf and bounced back into his arms. Seventy-five yards later, untouched, he raced into the end zone. Even when things went wrong for Malvern Prep on Saturday afternoon, they ended up turning out just fine in a 46-21 rout of host Germantown Academy. The pattern began earlier in the week, when Friars running back Troy Gallen, a Delaware recruit averaging more than 100 yards per game, was ruled out with a shoulder injury.
October 14, 2013 |
Conestoga coach John Vogan earned his 100th career victory Saturday in a 35-0 win at Lower Merion in a Central League matchup. "When you have milestones like that, there's a lot of reasons behind it," said Vogan, in his 13th year. "It's because you have a great coaching staff behind you. I've had great kids and great support from the administration. "I'll accept any honors, but I accept them on behalf of the entire school. " For the Pioneers, Parke Schweiter ran for two touchdowns, and Martin Dorsey caught a pair of scores from Tim Miller.
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.