May 27, 2013 |
The Haverford School rode a late-season hot streak all the way to an Independent Schools baseball championship Sunday, beating Malvern Prep, 7-3, at Upper Perkiomen. After starting the season 9-9, Haverford School won 16 of its final 17 games. "It's very satisfying for the seniors to finish the way they did and win a championship," Haverford School manager Robert Castell said. In the final against the defending champion, Malvern Prep, Kevin McGowan doubled and knocked in a pair of runs.
May 24, 2013 |
SYRACUSE men's lacrosse - one of the nation's most recognized collegiate lacrosse programs - is making its 27th appearance in the Final Four, set for this weekend at Lincoln Financial Field. The top-seeded Orangemen (15-3) defeated Yale, 7-6, in last weekend's quarterfinals and will face fourth-seeded Denver (14-4) in tomorrow's second semifinal. "We are excited to be back in the championships with only four teams left," Syracuse coach John Desko said. "The whole community is buzzing.
May 23, 2013 |
Grant Ament needed a little shove. His name had been announced over the public-address system as the most valuable player of a most memorable Inter-Ac Invitational final at Cabrini College, and a moment passed before he emerged from a tangled mess of jubilant Haverford School lacrosse players to claim his reward. Give him some time to get used to this MVP business - he's only a sophomore. Spurred by a youth movement that grew up in a hurry, Haverford School stunned nationally ranked Malvern Prep, 13-11, Wednesday night to capture the tournament that serves as a de facto state championship for the area's prep powerhouses.
May 11, 2013 |
This season marked the first time since 2008 that Haverford School didn't win at least a share of the Inter-Ac League boys' lacrosse title, but the Fords were happy to play spoiler against a top rival hoping to earn its first title in 15 years. Behind a seven-goal fourth quarter, Haverford won, 11-6, Friday at Episcopal Academy in the teams' Inter-Ac regular-season finales. Episcopal could have clinched a share of its first league title since 1998. But the loss gave Malvern Prep sole possession of the Inter-Ac title for the first time since 2008.
April 29, 2013 |
Stefan Bergman didn't think the ball was going to go in. In fact, he wasn't even aiming for the net. In a boys' lacrosse game at the Katie Samson Festival on Saturday morning at Radnor, Bergman netted what was estimated to be an 80-yard goal with a little less than five minutes left in the second quarter. Bergman, a senior defenseman for La Salle, helped the Explorers earn an 11-9 win against Haverford School in a matchup of two of the area's best teams. Bergman's goal came as Haverford pulled its goalie as part of a 10-man ride while the Fords controlled the ball in the La Salle zone.
April 26, 2013 |
On Saturday, more than 10,000 attendees from some of the best lacrosse schools in the Northeast will descend on Radnor High School for the 13th annual Katie Samson Lacrosse Festival. Dozens of teams will compete, including youth clubs and two colleges: the University of Pennsylvania and Bellarmine University. But the showcase acts mostly as a platform for some of the area's best high school boys' and girls' teams to do battle on one day. Forty-eight high school teams will compete throughout the day on six fields, with the earliest game scheduled for 9 a.m. and the last one set for 5:30 p.m. The boys' game to watch will be between La Salle (10-2)
April 26, 2013 |
It takes a viewing of only one Inter-Ac League boys' lacrosse game to realize something different is going on. The pace is heightened, substitutions happen seamlessly, and the game has a flow that's missing in competition among PIAA schools. The length of each quarter is the same as in every other area boys' lacrosse game, but the 60 minutes seem to go by faster. Inter-Ac schools, not bound by the National Federation of State High School Associations rule book to which PIAA teams adhere, play boys' lacrosse under a modified version of the federation rules in a style that more closely resembles the NCAA men's lacrosse game.
April 22, 2013
Baseball CATHOLIC LEAGUE Bonner-Prendergast 11, St. Joseph's Prep 7 NONLEAGUE Solebury School 8, Doane Academy 7 Rowing 5TH MANNY FLICK/HORVAT SERIES Boys' 2nd 8 Flight 1: 1. La Salle (Bontempti, Savage, O'Neil, Morozzi, Plourde, Diaz, Serpico, Brecht), 4:18.33; 2. St. Augustine, 4:31.33; 3. James Madison, 4:32.76. Boys' 2nd 8 Flight 2: 1. Walt Whitman (Weiss, Hatcher, Khalil, Anderson, Bachman, Davis, Holaday, Walton), 4:41.59; 2. Moorestown, 4:42.91.
April 21, 2013 |
Charles Kelly keeps his lacrosse stick in his team's ice cooler. Kelly handles faceoff duties for the Malvern Prep lacrosse team. During summer tournaments last year, the weather was so hot it caused the head of his stick to bend back almost all the way to the shaft. The flexibility left him with a competitive disadvantage. He had to find a solution. "My dad came up to me and said, 'Why don't you try sticking it in the cooler? It will cool it off and help it stay in place,' " Kelly said.