June 8, 2015 |
HERSHEY, Pa. - Repetition usually feels, well, repetitive. But it didn't Saturday for the Garnet Valley girls' lacrosse team. Behind eight second-half goals, the Jaguars rallied to win a second straight state title, topping Conestoga, 14-10, in the PIAA final at Hersheypark Stadium. The emotion afterward, they said, was nothing like last year. "It feels completely different than the first one," head coach Jenny Purvis said. "It was a completely different year to get us here, and a completely different [lineup]
January 27, 2015 |
Chris Polian recently interviewed with the Eagles a second time for their personnel executive opening, an NFL source said. The Jaguars' director of pro personnel was one of the first candidates to meet with Eagles coach Chip Kelly and is the only known aspirant to have a second interview. The Eagles were prepared to meet with Brian Gaine for a second interview, but the Texans promoted him to director of player personnel and he opted to stay in Houston. Polian is the son of longtime NFL executive Bill Polian and served as the Colts' general manager under his father from 2009-11.
December 16, 2014 |
At their Garnet Valley home, Jordan Ireland is the typical big sister to Maddie. She's the responsible one, the one in charge, the more controlling of the two. Separated by just 17 months and one grade, Maddie, 16, jokingly calls Jordan, 18, "mom. " When the two guards for the Garnet Valley girls' basketball team are on the court, however, things are a little bit different. On the floor for the Jaguars (3-0), Maddie is the one Jordan listens to, the one who grabs the bull by the horns, the sister who has ideas on what the team should do next.
September 9, 2014 |
The Eagles retreated to the locker room during halftime of Sunday's 34-17 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars to a soundtrack of dissatisfied fans. A season that opened with postseason aspirations started with a scoreless 30 minutes. "I think everybody was frustrated," said coach Chip Kelly, whose team trailed, 17-0, at halftime. "I heard a few fans who were frustrated, too. Go figure. But they had every right. I was booing myself. " Yet, the locker room was devoid of panic. The Eagles expected the 34-0 second-half onslaught that ensued.
September 8, 2014 |
When the Eagles run The Eagles had the NFL's best rushing offense last season, and the only major change was replacing Bryce Brown with Darren Sproles. Allen Barbre, a solid run blocker, is filling in for Lane Johnson at right tackle for the first month of the season. But the central figures are back, with LeSean McCoy running the ball and an offensive line that includes Pro Bowlers Jason Peters and Evan Mathis on the left side. The Jaguars ranked No. 29 in rushing defense last season.
September 6, 2014 |
The Jacksonville offense does not boast LeSean McCoy or Nick Foles or Pro Bowlers on the offensive line, and those watching Sunday's Eagles-Jaguars game likely will not confuse it with Chip Kelly's group. But when the Eagles defense is on the field, Jacksonville's pace might look familiar. Jaguars offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch studied Kelly and Auburn coach Gus Malzahn after the 2011 season when he was the offensive coordinator at the University of Miami and installed an up-tempo system.
May 11, 2014 |
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Jacksonville Jaguars traded up nine spots to select former Penn State receiver Allen Robinson in the second round of the NFL draft on Friday night. The Jaguars gave San Francisco their third-round pick (No. 70 overall) and a fifth-rounder (No. 150) to choose Robinson with the 61st selection. The 6-foot-2, 220-pound Robinson caught 177 passes for 2,474 yards and 17 touchdowns in three years at Penn State. He had 97 receptions for 1,432 yards and six scores last year.
December 29, 2013 |
Senior forward Haley Warden was talking about a metaphoric switch when referring to the intensity with which her Garnet Valley girls' basketball team played during the first half Friday afternoon. But it might as well have been a real one, considering just how the Jaguars turned up their play late in the second quarter and into the final 16 minutes of the contest. Warden had 10 points and 11 rebounds as the host Jaguars rolled over West Chester Henderson, 53-32, in the Garnet Valley Tournament.
November 1, 2013 |
Garnet Valley has made considerable noise since moving from the Southern Chester County League to the Central League in 2008. Mike Ricci's football squad has posted a 51-8 mark (.864 winning percentage) in league play, with two outright championships (2008 and 2011) and one shared (2009, with Ridley). This season is no different, as the Jaguars are 9-0, 8-0 in the Central League, and set to enter the 16-team PIAA District 1 Class AAAA playoff tournament as one of the top seeds.
August 5, 2013 |
The Jaguar F-Type V8 S was at the curb, basking topless in the sun, waiting for fun to break out. And, boy, the outbreak would prove an epidemic in this most delightful, 495-horsepower way to migrate from Point A to Point B. The 2014 F-Type is Jaguar's first true sports car since it stopped building the E-Type about four decades ago. (Its luxury-focused two-seat stablemate, the XK, is really a grand touring, or GT.) And like the E-Type, the new F model is rear-drive, very fast and outrageously lovely.