May 23, 2014 |
La Salle's Zach Drake glanced at the Neumann University scoreboard before sprinting behind the net. He saw that just seconds remained in the Catholic League boys' lacrosse final against St. Joseph's Prep on Wednesday night. The score was tied. Someone had to do something, he said afterward. And his winning play - the goal that lifted La Salle to an 8-7 win - "just kind of happened. " The junior attackman came from behind the net, ran his defender into a pick from Stephen Hudak, and fired the ball into the goal with just 8.8 seconds left.
May 20, 2014 |
She had so many true and heartfelt things to say about her school, and Emily Moran's greatest worry, as she prepared to deliver the commencement address Sunday at La Salle University, was that the words would pour out of her into a shapeless pile, like jelly beans from a bag. She has always talked fast, especially among those she knows best and loves most. "They keep telling me, 'You have to slow down,' " she said. It's no wonder why. She has five siblings. Her father is one of 15, and from those 14 aunts and uncles Emily Moran has 86 cousins.
May 18, 2014 |
La Salle won five individual events en route to claiming the District 12 Class AAA track and field championship. The meet was held at the Germantown and Northeast supersites on Wednesday and Thursday. La Salle's Levi Jones swept the 110- and 300-meter hurdles. Freshman Alex Sislo claimed the triple jump. Eddie Losier took the pole vault, and Grant Jones came out on top in the javelin. Simon Gratz's Nydair Rouse was fastest in the 100 and 200. Central's Samuel Reid was also a double winner, taking the discus and shot put. Del-Val Charter rode its relay teams to the boys' AA title.
May 18, 2014 |
Sam Vecchione says Tony and Jane Mieczkowski, La Salle High's brother-sister rowing-coaching duo, compliment each other well. "Miecz [Tony] is the person who's really good at motivating us," the varsity-eight coxswain said. "Jane is very good with the technical side of things. And she's a calming presence. " Friday on the Schuylkill, with consistent and sometimes heavy rain playing a factor, Tony and Jane Mieczkowski guided the Explorers in the 88th annual Stotesbury Cup Regatta.
May 17, 2014 |
With ailing pitcher Dom Cuoci going the distance and allowing only one earned run, host La Salle eliminated Bonner-Prendergast, 5-3, Thursday in the losers bracket of the Catholic League baseball playoffs. Cuoci, a senior righthander and St. Joseph's recruit, has been slowed recently by a lower-back strain. "It was a tough decision to put him out there, but his doctor said he could pitch if the pain was tolerable," Explorers coach Joe Parisi said. Cuoci, who is 6-1 with a 2.11 ERA and 46 strikeouts in 49 innings, scattered seven singles and fanned four.
May 13, 2014 |
La Salle's Nick Dermo had two hits and scored three runs Sunday, but his biggest contribution might have required him to just stand still in a Catholic League first-round playoff game against Conwell-Egan. Dermo was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the fifth inning to force in the go-ahead run. La Salle went on to post a six-run rally in the following inning and the Explorers earned a 9-2 home win. Ryan Coonahan had a double and a triple for La Salle. La Salle will play Roman Catholic Tuesday in the quarterfinals.
May 10, 2014 |
It took weeks to settle the matter, but Franklin Towne Charter finally found the run it needed to top Prep Charter, 13-12, Thursday in a Public League Division A baseball game. The game began on April 8 and was called after eight innings, tied at 12, because of darkness. It resumed Thursday, and the teams put up zeroes until Phil Gilchrist hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the 10th. Gilchrist went 2 for 4 with two RBIs and walked twice. Chris Hammerstein struck out six in three innings to earn the win. Tri-County semifinals.
May 9, 2014 |
AT 6-3 and 210 pounds, La Salle High's Mitch Soufleris is tough to handle on the lacrosse field. Yesterday, the senior attacker used girth instead of guile as the Explorers started slowly but finished with alacrity en route to a 12-6 conquest of host Archbishop Wood. With nimble feet and a rocket shot, Soufleris, who will attend the University of Rochester next season, scored two goals and added two assists yesterday mainly by backing down smaller defenders near the goal. However, that was yesterday.
May 7, 2014 |
EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - Michael Johnson enjoyed the time he played in the U.S. Amateur in 2012 and wants to get that national championship feeling again at this year's U.S. Open. Johnson, who this spring became La Salle's first all-Atlantic Ten Conference selection, took the first step Monday at Hidden Creek Golf Club when he fired a 1-under-par 71 in Open local qualifying to gain one of six available spots into the next round. Alex Hicks of Cape May Court House, N.J., the runner-up in last year's Philadelphia Amateur, and Jose Garrido, coach of the Colombian national golf team, tied for medalist honors with rounds of 70 on a sunny but windy day by the Shore.
May 4, 2014
TENNIS DISTRICT 12 SINGLES TOURNAMENT La Salle senior Peter DeWitt stormed to the District 12 singles championship at Lincoln. DeWitt, the No. 1 seed, beat Central's Ivan Dokov, 6-2, 6-2, in the final. DeWitt, who reached the state semifinals in doubles last year, qualified for the state singles tournament in Hershey. Central's Tyrel Cherry downed Griffin Mulver-Hudson of St. Joseph's Prep, 6-0, 6-3, for third place. LACROSSE CATHOLIC LEAGUE La Salle 7, St. Joseph's Prep 6: Mitch Soufleris and Zach Drake scored fourth-quarter goals, and the host Explorers claimed first place in the league.