May 30, 2014 |
With 5.9 seconds to play, Tanner Peck scored to give Avon Grove a 9-8 victory over Hershey on Wednesday in the first round of the PIAA state boys' lacrosse tournament at West Chester Henderson. The goal was Peck's second of the game. Stephen Cyron recorded a hat trick and added an assist. Ryan Cook scored two goals, and Beau Kush and Gavin Peltz each had one. In other first-round action: Penncrest 13, Bishop Shanahan 10 - Alex Bonnett led the Lions to the first state-tournament victory in program history.
May 16, 2014 |
Cherokee's Christine DiLullo put four goals in the back of Millville's net Wednesday, but it was the last one that the senior will always remember. DiLullo scored her 100th career goal on her fourth of the game to help fifth-seeded Cherokee defeat 12th seed Millville, 18-5, in the first round of the South Jersey Group 4 lacrosse playoffs. Jessica Havers scored a team-high six goals for the host Chiefs, while Tara Zeuli added a hat trick. Megan Hoffman scored two goals for Millville.
May 15, 2014 |
For the second time in six days, Emily Santana netted five goals for the Springfield (Delco) girls' lacrosse team. The stakes were much higher Tuesday afternoon when Santana powered the second-seeded host Cougars past No. 31 Avon Grove, 18-6, in a PIAA District 1 Class AAAA first-round game. Santana added five assists and had 13 draw controls. Last Thursday, Santana scored five goals to help the Cougars close out their regular season with a 14-8 win over Upper Dublin. Katie Ryan chipped in with three goals and Kate Bedard and Jules Clemmons split time in goal, making three saves and one save, respectively.
May 5, 2014 |
Holding onto a one-run lead entering the final inning of Gloucester Catholic's third game of the day, Marissa Cappello finished what she started. Cappello was a force in the circle, pitching a three-hit shutout and striking out seven in the Rams' 1-0 win over GCIT in the third round of the Coaches vs. Cancer Softball Tournament at Triton. Some heads-up baserunning on a grounder led to the Rams' run in the top of the fifth. A fielder's choice on a ground ball hit by the Rams' Maria Petrongolo scored Annie Robinson, who had tripled to get into scoring position.
May 1, 2014 |
THE PUCK traveled no more than 10 feet combined on Wayne Simmonds' three goals. Fourteen garbage bags later, filled with 639 hats and one pair of sneakers celebrating Simmonds' first career playoff hat trick, the team that has always believed once again captured the imagination of this playoff-starved city. There was no need to cancel the Flyers' pending Amtrak reservation at 30th Street Station last night. On the back of the Wayne Train, the Flyers staved off elimination and improbably got back to level ground in their best-of-seven, Metropolitan Division semifinal with a 5-2 thrashing of the Rangers to force a deciding Game 7. "He was all over the puck," captain Claude Giroux said of Simmonds.
April 24, 2014 |
Taylor Gilligan needed only one home run to break the Shawnee softball career record. But by the end of Shawnee's 32-1, nonleague blowout of visiting Camden Catholic on Tuesday, Gilligan launched not only career homer No. 12, but her 13th and 14th home runs, as well. Debbie DeJong previously held the school record of 11. Gilligan, a junior catcher, finished the day 5 for 5 with a grand slam, six runs, and 10 RBIs. Madison LaPlante was 5 for 5 with two doubles, four runs, and three RBIs.
April 18, 2014 |
With Neshaminy facing a seven-run deficit after one inning, Sam Offenback helped power the Redskins into the lead with two ferocious swings. Offenback hammered a grand slam and a solo home run, enabling Neshaminy to outlast Council Rock North, 10-9, Wednesday in a Suburban One League National Conference softball game. Jen Walker added a triple in a 2-for-3 game and knocked in three runs. Pioneer. Haley Streeper went 2 for 2 with a double and four RBIs in Perkiomen Valley's 8-3 victory over host Boyertown.
April 18, 2014
SWEET BABY JESUS, it's Holy Thursday! The end of Lent is upon us, and so is your 40-day fast of beer, chocolate and/or peanut butter. What better way to celebrate your penance than with, yup, a chocolate-and-peanut-butter beer? I'm talking about one of the hottest brands on shelves right now: Sweet Baby Jesus from Baltimore's DuClaw Brewing. Store owners can barely keep sixpacks in stock, and the unusual brew has suddenly and surprisingly become 18-year-old DuClaw's top-selling brand.
April 14, 2014 |
Liv Nostrant did her father proud. Playing in a Checking for Cancer girls' lacrosse tournament that John Nostrant, Haverford School boys' coach and athletic director, helped organize, Liv Nostrant scored seven goals Saturday to carry Merion Mercy to a 17-11 victory over Notre Dame at Agnes Irwin. The game was played for the Rooney Cup. Proceeds benefited the Kelly Rooney Foundation, which raises money for breast cancer research. Jackie Benedict finished with four goals, Caroline Corzel had a hat trick, and Lauren Thomas made nine saves for Merion.