July 22, 2016 |
Lori King expected the pain. You don't swim for more than 21 hours in the open waters around Bermuda - all the way around, Elbow Beach to Elbow Beach - without aching shoulders, head winds exacting their toll, seemingly whatever direction she swam. A former La Salle University swimmer, Class of 1997, King felt she nailed her nutrition in the run-up to last month's swim. She was ready for the cold water. Still, 16 hours in, aiming for land points that seemed never to arrive - "Objects always appear closer than they are" - she eventually knew her right rotator cuff had slightly torn.
July 8, 2016
Former La Salle High School quarterback Kyle Shurmur is to be the clear-cut No. 1 quarterback at Vanderbilt this season. In a story by the Tennessean , coach Derek Mason made it clear: "I want to just say this: We have a clear-cut one and a clear-cut two," Mason said. "Kyle Shurmur is my clear-cut starter. " According to the Tennessean, "Shurmur's role as the No. 1 quarterback has been assumed since he started five of the last six games as a true freshman last season. And his place seemed almost cemented when Mason said, 'I believe Vanderbilt has found a quarterback in Kyle Shurmur,' following a season-finale loss to Tennessee, when the freshman passed for a career-high 209 yards and three TD passes - the most by any Vanderbilt quarterback in more than a year.
July 6, 2016 |
Former La Salle University president Brother Joseph Burke died early Monday morning, the university said in a statement. Burke, 70, who was president of La Salle, in the city's Logan section, from 1992 to 1998, was active at the university up until his death, serving as chairman of its Psychology Department. "Brother Joe was a dynamic leader during a transformative time at La Salle," current President Colleen Hanycz said in a statement about her predecessor's tenure as president.
June 13, 2016 |
The Springfield Delco lacrosse season nearly ended before it ever truly began. At 1-5 in April, the Cougars could have devolved into finger-pointing, blame-shifting, and chaos. Instead, the season ended with the school's first boys' state lacrosse championship since 1992. Saturday afternoon at West Chester East, Springfield Delco held off an at times shorthanded and disjointed La Salle squad, 4-3. "A dream come true," said senior attacker Mike Gerzabek, who led all scorers with three goals.
June 12, 2016
Former La Salle High multisport star Jimmy Herron, now a freshman baseball player at Duke, earned Louisville Slugger freshman all-America honors this week. Herron, who also starred as a receiver on the Explorers football team, was named second-team all-ACC. He finished the regular season tied for the league lead with 22 doubles and was second with 24 steals. Herron started all but one of the Blue Devils' 57 games, playing center and left field. He finished second on the team with a .324 batting average and led the team in hits (67)
June 12, 2016 |
Springfield Delco goaltender James Spence has grown up with no shortage of willing shooters to help develop his skill set. Perhaps that is why the junior Lehigh recruit has helped the Cougars advance to the PIAA boys' lacrosse championship for the first time since 1992. The threat of inclement weather has pushed Saturday's girls' finale between Radnor and Conestoga to 10 a.m. at West Chester East. In Game 2, Spence will lead the Cougars against Catholic League champion La Salle.
June 9, 2016 |
District 3 runner-up Manheim Township took an early 2-0 lead over District 12 champion La Salle in Tuesday's PIAA state semifinal lacrosse matchup at Exeter Township High School in Reading. But the Explorers roared back and scored 10 straight goals to win, 10-2, and set up a PIAA state final meeting with Springfield (D) at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday at West Chester East. "We called a timeout right after they scored the second goal and decided we had to put more pressure on their guys," said La Salle midfielder Austin Clibanoff, who just graduated and is headed to Lehigh to play lacrosse.
June 3, 2016 |
Sometimes all it takes is a look. Quality defense helps, too. La Salle High had it all working Wednesday in a boys' lacrosse thriller against Bishop Shanahan. The PIAA first-round playoff game at Plymouth Whitemarsh needed extra time to decide a winner. Fortunately for the Catholic League champion Explorers, Brett Baskin netted the game-winner with 2 minutes, 29 seconds left in overtime to give La Salle an 8-7 victory. The goal was set up by a defensive deflection by senior long-pole Matt Webster, which allowed fellow senior Jared Walls to scoop the loose ball, find Baskin, and head for glory.
May 21, 2016 |
Palumbo Academy's Mia Van Wagenen, a native of Denmark, is in the final stages of a foreign-exchange year. She says it's been "quite the experience" moving from a rural town outside of Copenhagen to the lively and eclectic South Street Headhouse District. "It's very, very different," Van Wagenen said. "There's always people out and about and things going on. It's a whole new world. " No longer a wide-eyed sophomore, the 16-year-old set a state qualifying standard with a fourth-place showing in the Class AAA one-mile run at the PIAA District 12 track and field championships Thursday afternoon at Benjamin Johnston Memorial Stadium.
May 18, 2016 |
HELLERTOWN, Pa. - In his most recent visit to Silver Creek Country Club before the U.S. Open local qualifying tournament, P.J. Acierno of La Salle braved cold and windy conditions to win individual honors at last month's Lafayette Invitational. Acierno, a redshirt junior, returned to the Lehigh Valley layout in similar conditions Monday and again found success. He fired a 4-over-par 75 to pick up one of six tickets for next month's sectional stage of qualifying for the U.S. Open.