May 8, 2010 |
Now that Council Rock South has wrapped up the girls' soccer championship in the Suburban One League National Conference, coach Tim Keddie says his team can focus on its ultimate goal: a PIAA title. "At the beginning of the season, we said our big goal was to compete for a state title. If we play like we did against Pennsbury and stay healthy, the sky's the limit," Keddie said Thursday after South beat the Falcons, 9-2, to take the conference crown. The win improved the Golden Hawks' conference mark to 11-1.
January 17, 2008 |
In a battle that featured some of the area's top wrestlers, host Council Rock South continued its domination over Council Rock North with a 36-19 win last night that had many ramifications. The victory not only put the Golden Hawks, ranked No. 5 in the state by several publications, in the driver's seat in the Suburban One League Continental Division race, but it also extended their winning streak against their archrivals to four. South has won six of the eight meetings with North since Council Rock was split.
October 16, 2010 |
Held to 47 rushing yards and one first down on 14 attempts, Council Rock South's normally potent wishbone offense was stymied repeatedly in the first half of Friday night's Suburban One League National Conference game against Neshaminy. The Golden Hawks came to life over the final 24 minutes, racking up 225 yards and four touchdowns on the ground to notch a dramatic 28-21 victory and spoil homecoming for the Redskins at Harry E. Franks Stadium in Langhorne. In what was arguably the biggest victory in C.R. South's nine-year history, senior quarterback Billy Fleming, a hard-hitting shortstop in baseball, carried 24 times for 150 yards and three scores.
October 30, 2010 |
Two days shy of Halloween, the Abington Ghosts threw more than a scare into Suburban One League National Conference frontrunner Council Rock South. Boosted by a pair of successful trick plays, including a fake punt in the late going, Abington shocked previously undefeated C.R. South, 45-35, Friday night at Walt Snyder Stadium in Newtown. With his Ghosts nursing a 38-35 lead with less than four minutes to play, coach Tim Sorber called for a fake punt. It worked. Tim Salley caught a short pass in the middle of the field from upman Jim Shelinsky and raced to the end zone for a 75-yard clinching touchdown.
May 27, 2004 |
Two weeks ago, in a heated regular-season girls' soccer game between neighboring schools, Council Rock South nipped visiting Council Rock North, 3-2. The stakes will be considerably higher at 7 o'clock tonight when top-seeded South (20-0-2) and second-seeded North (18-2) play for the PIAA District 1 championship at Neshaminy High. In the National Soccer Coaches Association rankings released Monday, South was rated third in the country and North 11th. Since Council Rock split into North and South in 2002, South holds a 2-1 lead in the series.
April 1, 1993 |
Bethlehem Catholic used a dominant inside game to romp past Gwynedd-Mercy by 65-36 in the PIAA Class AAA girls' Eastern Division championship game yesterday at Reading. The District 11 champion Golden Hawks (26-6) advance to the state championship game in Hershey on Saturday for the first time in school history. The Golden Hawks led, 15-10, at the end of the first quarter and stretched that lead with a 8-0 run to start the second quarter. The Monarchs were outscored, 17-7, in the second quarter and trailed, 32-17, at halftime.
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
March 26, 2012 |
CORAOPOLIS, Pa. - This state championship feels more "special" than most for Council Rock South. And not just because it came after two losses in the Class AA title game over the last three years. In a game featuring a combined 16 power plays, the Golden Hawks' special teams were better than West Allegheny's. That was good enough for them to take the Pennsylvania Cup on the long turnpike drive home. Paul Cloud and Dan Ufberg scored third-period power-play goals as Council Rock South came from behind to earn its first state championship, beating West Allegheny, 4-3, Sunday evening at the Robert Morris University Island Sports Center.
October 10, 2012 |
This season hasn't always been easy for first-year Council Rock South coach Kim Francis. Then again, nothing has been easy for any of the girls' soccer teams in the Suburban One League's National Conference. But Francis is hoping the hard times and close games will help prepare her Golden Hawks for the playoffs. Coming off a 17-5-1 season but having lost a lot of players to graduation, the Golden Hawks have battled against some of the best teams in Southeastern Pennsylvania. Many of them just happen to play in the same conference as C.R. South.