October 15, 2014 |
On the final day of an upset-filled Catholic League boys' soccer season, Archbishop Ryan appeared primed to pull one last stunner. Spencer Patton had other plans. The La Salle sophomore scored two goals, including the winner in overtime, as the Explorers clinched the Catholic League regular-season title with a 2-1 win over Archbishop Ryan on Monday in Wyndmoor. Elsewhere in the Catholic League: Father Judge secured second place with a 2-1 victory over visiting Conwell-Egan, thanks to Kevin Ceno's goal with three minutes remaining.
October 14, 2014 |
Led by individual champion Brandon Matthews, Temple captured the Temple Invitational on Sunday at Philmont Country Club in Huntingdon Valley. Matthews fired his second consecutive 1-under-par 69 for a 36-hole score of 138 and a 3-stroke victory over Joseph Leavitt of Rhode Island. The Owls had three other players - Patrick Ross (74-146), Calvary Christian graduate Mark Farley (71-147), and Hatboro-Horsham alum Matt Teesdale (77-147) - in the top 10 in posting an 18-shot win over Hartford.
October 12, 2014
WITH THE Plymouth Whitemarsh stadium filled, D'Andre Swift heard nothing but silence as he soared in the air for the football. "I was just blanking out," the sophomore running back and defensive back said. "I was just worried about the ball. " Swift leaped in front of the St. Joseph's Prep sideline with defenders all around and the ball perilously close to being too high. The catch helped his trailing Hawks convert a key third down from their 16 late in the fourth. The Hawks, ranked No. 2 by the Daily News, rode that momentum to a 35-31 Catholic League win over top-ranked La Salle last night.
October 12, 2014 |
Brother Nicholas Sullivan, 86, of Lincroft, N.J., a researcher, explorer, and former professor at La Salle University, died of kidney failure Saturday, Oct. 4, at De La Salle Hall, a nursing facility in Lincroft. Brother Nicholas traveled around the world to study cave formations, and participated in a study that examined the environmental impact of the Alaska pipeline. When Brother Nicholas taught La Salle students about the geology of Alaska, his lab was the 49th state. He and his students traveled from their Olney campus to the Last Frontier during six summers starting in the 1960s.
October 11, 2014 |
La Salle is riding a big wave of momentum after battling back from a 17-point deficit and knocking off fellow juggernaut Archbishop Wood, 35-31, last week in a thriller. After losing three of four games against out-of-state powers, St. Joseph's Prep gained a much-needed boost with a 49-28 romp over Malvern Prep. That sets the stage for the highly anticipated Catholic League Class AAAA opener between the Explorers and Hawks at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Plymouth Whitemarsh. An overflow crowd is expected.
October 9, 2014 |
TAKING OVER a Catholic League baseball program coming off a Class AAAA state championship, its second in three seasons, and replacing a long-time head coach can certainly be daunting. But, so can becoming a first-time teacher. Such is the case for La Salle High's new baseball coach Kyle Werman. "There were definitely some nerves," Werman said with a chuckle via phone yesterday. "As an athlete you can always reflect back on your experiences on the field and that's how I kind of felt Day 1 getting thrown into it. " Yesterday, La Salle announced in a statement that Werman would succeed Joe Parisi, who remains a teacher and athletic director, but retired from coaching after 28 seasons following last year's state title run. A 4-year-starter at second base and catcher at the University of Virginia ('04)
October 7, 2014 |
Late in Week 4, when starting quarterback Connor O'Keefe went down with an injury and backup Matt Szczypiorski was unavailable for the same reason, Central Bucks East had no choice but to hand the reins to an emergency signal-caller. With that, Jack Lamb, previously a full-time inside linebacker and part-time running back for the Patriots, went under center for the first time since he was an eighth-grader at Holicong Middle School. "I was a little bit rusty at first, but I'm improving with each week," the 6-foot, 200-pound junior said.
October 5, 2014 |
Rachal Toppi (Glassboro) recorded three goals in the first half to propel the West Chester field hockey team (7-1, 5-1 PSAC) to a 6-1 victory over visiting East Stroudsburg (4-5, 3-3 PSAC) Friday night. La Salle 2, VCU 1 - Kendall Kreider struck for both goals as the host Explorers upended the Rams in Atlantic 10 action. La Salle (5-4, 2-1) stayed perfect at home. Emily Vasey (Central Bucks East) assisted on Kreider's game winner. VCU (1-8, 0-3 A-10) broke up the shutout bid in the 57th minute.
October 5, 2014 |
Archbishop Wood, with 333 rushing yards, led comfortably by 17 points late in the third quarter Friday night in its showdown against La Salle. That's when a near-certain win began to evaporate. The resilient Explorers, fueled by the spectacular play of Jimmy Herron and two turnovers, flipped the switch, scored three times in the final 12 minutes, and emerged with a 35-31 victory before an overflow crowd at William Tennent. "It's just great," La Salle coach Drew Gordon said while his players celebrated the improbable triumph.