April 24, 2016 |
When last we left Brendan Patterson, the Council Rock South senior dominated on faceoffs in the Golden Hawks' first lacrosse win of the season. On Friday at rival Council Rock North, however, Patterson's goal-scoring ability took center stage as South claimed a come-from-behind 7-5 victory and first place in Suburban One League play. Patterson, who will play at Binghamton next season, scored a game-high four goals and helped the Hawks (5-3, 2-1) dominate in faceoff wins. A teammate's fourth-quarter quip told the story best.
March 30, 2016 |
After winning his first game as Council Rock South's lacrosse coach, Mike Murray already felt nostalgic. The Golden Hawks had just dispatched host Archbishop Ryan, 14-9, Monday afternoon when Murray huddled his victorious Hawks. "Brendan Patterson," Murray said, "I miss you already. " Patterson, a senior faceoff man who will play at Binghamton next season, won all 14 of his faceoffs, helping C.R. South jump out to an early 6-1 advantage. "That was really the difference in the game," Murray said.
October 20, 2015 |
The Council Rock South faithful have not forgotten about workhorse running back Vince Alimenti, but they have found Brendan Patterson to be more than just an adequate replacement. In helping spark the Golden Hawks to a 5-2 record, Patterson has carried 109 times for 788 yards and 14 touchdowns. The senior fullback also has a pair of scoring receptions. Last season, Alimenti, now a defensive back at California University of Pennsylvania, rushed for 1,677 yards and 22 TDs in 10 outings.
March 29, 2015 |
Let's not get mercy-ruled. That used to be the goal of the Council Rock South softball team. Not let's win or let's make a run in districts . No, for the Golden Hawks, losing was expected, almost a guarantee. Second baseman Katelyn Gaudet remembers those days. So do fellow seniors Amanda Sharp and Jackie Schneider. Just two years ago, C.R. South sat at the bottom of the Suburban One National Conference, unable to compete against powerhouses like Pennsbury and Neshaminy.
October 19, 2014 |
As they walked off their home field, exhausted after playing 100 minutes, Pennsbury girls' soccer players didn't look as if they had just completed an undefeated regular season. Heads were down. Almost no one was smiling. The Falcons were frustrated that a regular season featuring winning streaks of six and eight games and the program's first Suburban One League National Conference title ended the way it did, in a 1-1 tie against Council Rock South. In other words, a draw wasn't the result Pennsbury had planned when it set its sights on an 18-game unbeaten streak.
September 21, 2014 |
The meeting occurred Thursday afternoon, just outside the athletic training room, right before practice. It included members of the Council Rock South girls' soccer team, with no coaches. After the Golden Hawks lost two straight games to Suburban One League National Conference opponents, the goal of the talk was simple: Figure out what's wrong, and fix it. Friday afternoon, as Nikki Caffey jogged off the field for halftime with her team trailing Neshaminy, the senior worried that the captains' meeting hadn't worked.
October 26, 2013 |
Ami Iannello needed just two minutes to break Thursday night's scoreless drought, as Strath Haven turned away visiting Unionville, 1-0, in double overtime of a District 1 Class AAA second-round game in girls' soccer. Iannello headed in the winner in the second minute of the second overtime. She finished a cross from Kristen Miller. Katie Fisher, a sophomore, needed four saves for her eighth consecutive shutout. Boyertown 1, Council Rock North 0 - Ashley Becker scored off a corner kick in the second half, and the host Bears held on. The corner came from Emily Saxon, and Becker emerged from a scrum in front of the net with four minutes left.
October 13, 2013 |
Walt Snyder Stadium was silent for 20 minutes as Greg Paprocki lay motionless on the ground. The Council Rock South senior quarterback took a hard hit to the head with about five minutes before halftime of the Golden Hawks' 35-0 loss to Neshaminy on Friday night. A Redskins defender had swung Paprocki by his jersey in a tackle that drove the quarterback's head into the ground. He lay facedown on the wet turf for a few moments before turning over on his back and staring up at a clear night sky after a day of rain.
September 21, 2013 |
Sitting at goalie McKenna Mullin's house after school on Thursday, eating a chicken sandwich with her teammates, Neshaminy senior Jess Kelly didn't necessarily think she would give her soccer team the edge over Council Rock South later that evening. In fact, she hadn't been too pleased with her performance the last couple of games. But in the first home night game of the season, Kelly put the Redskins over the top, 1-0, in the Suburban One National contest, extending their shutout streak to five games.
May 31, 2013
Council Rock South's Eric Gallo, a 6-foot-3, 280-pound junior center and defensive tackle, has orally committed to play football at Virginia Tech. Gallo, who is projected to play center for the Hokies, also received interest from Boston College, Connecticut, Maryland, and Rutgers, among others. A two-year starter for the Golden Hawks, Gallo earned Inquirer first-team all-Southeastern Pennsylvania honors on defense last season. - Rick O'Brien