April 3, 2013 |
Clearview's Alex Hochberg pitched once in a varsity game as a sophomore. It didn't go too well. "First batter hit a triple," Hochberg said. "Next batter hit a single. Next batter hit a home run. " Hochberg returned to the varsity mound on Monday afternoon and shut down Paul VI in the first round of the Grand Slam Classic at Washington Lake Park in Sewell. The junior righthander allowed four hits and one run in six innings, leading Clearview to a 3-1 victory in a well-played season opener for both teams.
May 8, 2013 |
There are no stands surrounding the grass field at Shawnee High School. The 400 or so in attendance Tuesday afternoon were mostly sitting on the ground or standing, several deep in some spots, craning their necks to see the nation's most storied girls' lacrosse rivalry. Emotions always run high when Shawnee plays Moorestown in girls' lacrosse. The intensity on the field is different, something separate even from what you'd feel in a postseason game. But that still doesn't quite explain what the annual matchup means to the players.
May 25, 2011 |
Talk about timely. Senior midfielder Carl Walrath scored two goals in the final 36 seconds Wednesday night to rally undefeated Haverford School to a 5-4 victory over Malvern Prep in the first Inter-Academic Invitational championship game at Cabrini College. With the Fords' dream of finishing the lacrosse season unbeaten, and their top ranking in the country in jeopardy, Walrath scored his first goal of the game to tie the score, 4-4. Then with nine seconds on the clock, Walrath scored again to thwart Malvern's bid for a huge upset in the season finale for both teams.
December 14, 1989 |
Phil-Mont Christian Academy continued to make a shambles of the Keystone Conference, coasting to an 83-30 victory over Perkiomen School on Monday. The Falcons preceded the victory with a 102-52 thrashing of Cedar Grove last Tuesday in their league opener. "To be honest, the first two games were against the weaker teams in the league," Phil-Mont coach Chip Struck said. "These games should not be typical of the rest of the season. " The Falcons received blockbuster games Monday from 6-foot, 6-inch senior Carlin Warley, who scored 26 points and had 10 rebounds, and 6-5 junior Jim Petty, who scored a game-high 27 points.
April 27, 2011 |
IN THE CALM before the Game 7 storm last night at the Wells Fargo Center, Broad Street Bully gazed out at the ice and wondered, "Will the crowd be roaring, 'Booosh!' or 'Booo!'?" By the second period, he realized that it would be "Booosh!" all the way. Brian Boucher made 26 saves on 28 shots last night as the Flyers beat the Buffalo Sabres, 5-2, to advance to the Eastern Conference semifinals. "The floodgates finally opened," said relieved and happy lifelong die-hard Mike Greenspun, 50, of Cherry Hill.
September 23, 2006 |
Bartram running back Michael Alexander remembered last year's Public League football game with Germantown very well. He scored a touchdown to give the Braves a 20-0 halftime lead, but the Bears came back with 28 points in the fourth quarter to win the game. "We wanted to make sure that didn't happen again," Alexander said last night after he scored two touchdowns to help lead Bartram over Germantown, 46-8, at Benjamin Johnson Memorial Field. It was the third straight win for unbeaten Bartram, marking the best start for Damond Warren since returning to his alma mater to coach three years ago. The Braves jumped out to a 20-0 lead in the first quarter as Alexander contributed one TD. This time they never let up. "It was just the lights, the band, the whole atmosphere - like Friday Night Lights," Alexander said.
March 22, 2011 |
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - A Philadelphia star on DePaul's team moved the third-seeded Blue Demons to the Sweet 16 in the Philadelphia Regional of the NCAA women's basketball tournament Monday night. In the process, Keisha Hampton broke the hearts of Penn State, sinking two out of three foul shots with 4.9 seconds left to seal a 75-73 victory at the Bryce Jordan Center. Hampton, a graduate of Engineering and Sciences High, finished DePaul's comeback from a 14-point deficit and scored a game-high 26 points.
January 4, 1988 |
Two foul shots by Gary Duda in the final moments of the game brought victory to Malvern Prep's Friars over host St. John Neumann 69-68 in nonleague action yesterday afternoon. Malvern (11-2), fresh off a win in the finals of the Cardinal O'Hara Tournament last week, trailed for most of the game but finally got the lead with four minutes to go. The Friars stretched the lead to 5 points when Duda canned 3 of 4 foul shots after a double technical was called on the Neumann bench. Neumann would not die, however.
April 18, 2013 |
Pottsgrove trailed by two runs and was down to its last out in Wednesday afternoon's Pioneer Athletic Conference softball game against Perkiomen Valley when freshman Gabbi Ermish came to the plate. Ermish had just given up two runs in the previous half-inning and needed to get on base to keep the Falcons' hopes alive. She singled, as did the next two batters, before Lexi Kehl ripped a bases-clearing triple to give Pottsgrove a 9-8 victory over the host Vikings. Ermish retired the side in order in the seventh inning to record the win. Kehl's bases-loaded triple capped a great game for the junior, who went 3 for 5 and drove in four runs.
February 5, 1990 |
When Bishop Egan played Cardinal Dougherty on Jan. 3, Dougherty rallied from a 15-point first-half deficit for an 18-point victory, 82-64. So, when Egan went into the fourth period of Friday night's home game with a 25-point - 83-58 - over the Cardinals, Eagles head coach Dave Schafer apparently didn't feel safe enough to get his regulars completely out of the game. "It was a great game to watch, but as a coach, I was pulling my hair out," he said after Egan set a school scoring record in a 103-94 win. "We were sending guys in and out in the last quarter, trying to keep everybody fresh.