December 19, 2014 |
STATE COLLEGE - For the first time in quite some time, Penn State basketball has more than just a pulse; it's an able-bodied citizen in the college basketball community. The Nittany Lions are 10-1, heading into Saturday's 2 p.m. game with Drexel at Allentown's PPL Center. Their outstanding record wouldn't be that way without one man lifting the Lions into college-hoops relevancy. A veteran, crafty guard from Strawberry Mansion High, senior D.J. Newbill has given a success-starved fan base hope.
December 6, 2014 |
Archbishop Wood clinched its seventh consecutive berth in the PIAA Class AAA state semifinals with a romp last Friday over Great Valley. Next for the white-hot Vikings, who are looking to earn their fifth trip to Hershey, is a clash with District 5's Somerset at 1 p.m., Saturday, at Chambersburg Area High. Somerset is a small town about 70 miles southeast of Pittsburgh. The Golden Eagles (13-1) easily dispatched mistake-prone Bethlehem Catholic, 30-0, in a quarterfinal Saturday at Chambersburg.
December 2, 2014 |
AFTER DROPPING four of its first five games this basketball season, against formidable opponents, and dealing with several injuries, Drexel needed a win. The Dragons have almost as many injured players on their bench (three) as healthy reserves (four). Since Southern Mississippi arrived at the Daskalakis Athletic Center yesterday carrying a 3-1 record and averaging 73.2 points per game, Drexel expected to have a stressful game. Wrong. The Golden Eagles must've left their hearts in Hattiesburg because Drexel rolled to a stress-free, 59-36 victory.
November 4, 2014 |
There are a few reasons why Gavin Bright has a knack for scoring goals. "He moves well off the ball, he's very athletic, and very good in the air," said Clearview soccer coach Dodd Terry. All three of those traits came into play when Bright scored career goal No. 50 in host No. 7 Clearview's 3-1 win over No. 10 Atlantic City in a South Jersey Group 4 first-round playoff game. Bright headed in a cross from a Quinn Grossman corner to reach the milestone. It was the seniors 13th goal the season.
October 31, 2014 |
It took a half, but the Cherokee offense came alive Wednesday. Cristian Ognibene and Mike Olejnik each scored second-half goals and the host Chiefs beat Shawnee, 2-0, in an Olympic American soccer game. Also in division play, Pete Monti and Jarrod Skole scored to give host Lenape a 2-1 victory over Cherry Hill West. Olympic National. Andreas Papadourakis scored twice, and Bishop Eustace downed visiting Paul VI, 3-0. Brian Keller also scored. Chrizian Duclos tallied two goals and Timber Creek rolled past visiting Winslow Township, 5-1. Brendan Atkinson, Nick DiEttore and Joe Dovell had the other goals.
October 5, 2014 |
Austin Davis has an arm and he'll have the football in his right hand Sunday afternoon at Lincoln Financial Field, so he'll also have a chance. Maybe he'll be the next Joe Webb, the last little-known undrafted quarterback to come into the Linc and pick apart the Eagles, leading the Minnesota Vikings to an unlikely victory in the infamous Wuss Bowl in 2010. Maybe Davis will become something more than the next Webb. Maybe he'll emerge as the St. Louis Rams' second coming of Kurt Warner, who is arguably the greatest undrafted quarterback in NFL history and certainly among the league's most amazing stories.
September 28, 2014
SOCCER OLYMPIC AMERICAN Washington Township 1, Shawnee 0: The Minutemaids, ranked No. 6 by The Inquirer, toppled the No. 3 Renegades on the road on an early goal by Cathryn McCarry. OLYMPIC NATIONAL Bishop Eustace 2, Winslow Township 1: Caitlin Golden's two goals lifted the host Crusaders past the Eagles. Timber Creek 1, Seneca 0: Jenna Tolen had eight saves and Shannon Farrell scored in the Chargers' road victory. TRI-COUNTY ROYAL Triton 6, Highland 5: Paige Bergman led the offensive charge with four goals to help the Mustangs edge Highland at home.
September 25, 2014 |
Sydney Jackson took advantage of a penalty kick Tuesday afternoon at Bishop Eustace and shifted momentum in Eastern's favor. Jackson struck with 25 seconds left in the first half to tie the game and later scored the go-ahead goal off an assist from Jaylyn Thompson in a 3-1 win in nonleague girls' soccer. Amirah Ali added an insurance goal for The Inquirer's No. 2-ranked team in South Jersey, and Imani Taylor had five saves. "Any time you're down in a game, you're trying to get the equalizer," Eastern coach Jamie McGroarty said.
September 15, 2014 |
Trent Hurley scored on a 5-yard run with 41 seconds remaining to lift Delaware to a 28-25 victory over visiting Colgate on Saturday night. The winning touchdown came after Colgate (0-2) went three-and-out for the only time. Hurley directed the winning 12-play drive, and the Blue Hens (2-1) ran in a two-point conversion. Lafayette 50, Robert Morris 3 - Drew Reed threw two touchdowns and ran for a third, as the Leopards (1-1) routed the visiting Colonials (0-3). New Hampshire 45, Lehigh 27 - Sean Goldrich passed for a career-high 422 yards and four touchdowns to lead the host Wildcats (1-1)
May 17, 2014 |
Maddie Stebich was nearly unhittable on Thursday afternoon, and she needed to be, as No. 10 Woodbury upset No. 7 Haddon Township, 1-0, in a South Jersey Group 1 first-round playoff game. Stebich struck out seven in a two-hitter to lead the visiting Thundering Herd. SJ Group 4. Damali Young went 3 for 4 with three runs and an RBI to power No. 6 Rancocas Valley past visiting No. 11 Lenape, 11-3, in the first round. SJ Group 3. Top-seeded GCIT got its postseason started by topping No. 16 Timber Creek, 11-1, in five innings.