June 10, 2015 |
FREDERICKSBURG, Pa. - With a four-run outburst in the third inning of Monday afternoon's PIAA Class AA baseball semifinal against Loyalsock, Neumann-Goretti, upping its lead to 5-0, moved closer to its first berth in the final. In the top of the fourth, under dark skies at Wenger Field and with thunderstorms quickly closing in, officials suspended the contest. It is scheduled to resume at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the same location. If the Saints can hold on against the Lancers, they will take on District 7 champ Neshannock for the state crown at 3 p.m. Friday at Penn State's Medlar Field at Lubrano Park.
May 22, 2015 |
Brandon Simmons rounded third base with one thought on his mind. "I was going to score," the Holy Cross senior said. It took a perfect throw to nail Simmons at the plate in the bottom of the seventh inning, and that's what Immaculata produced in a 4-3 victory over Holy Cross in a Non-Public South A first-round baseball game Wednesday. "From what I understand, the kid made a phenomenal throw," Simmons said. "Hats off to him. " Immaculata (13-11), the No. 9 seed, advanced to face top-seeded St. Joseph of Metuchen on Tuesday.
April 21, 2015 |
Joe Paolini and James Papeika both went out for shortstop during their freshman year at Holy Cross. "We ended up going with Joe at shortstop, but we knew right from the giddy-up that Paps was going to be a part of it for a long time," Lancers coach Steve Paolini said. "I told them that day, 'You guys are going to be joined at the hip for the next four years.' " The coach was right. The two juniors stand side-by-side in the infield, with Papeika at second base and Paolini at shortstop.
January 30, 2015 |
WHEN CENTRAL High wrestling coach Jeremy Julien stopped Larry Lewis in the hall freshman year, the Northeast Philadelphia resident had virtually no idea what the sport was all about. "I thought wrestling was like the WWE," said Lewis, a 138-pounder. "But it's so different. " Now a senior, Lewis played the protagonist last night as the host Lancers defeated rival Northeast High, 40-25, for the Public League championship. After the Vikings won the first two matches, Lewis pinned his opponent (5:51)
January 25, 2015 |
Chase Kumor wants to be a nurse and the 6-foot-3 senior forward for Conwell-Egan doesn't care what anybody thinks. In fact, he may come across the occasional knuckle-dragging troglodyte who thinks he should pursue something more manly, but he remains undeterred. "I'm fine with it," Kumor said Friday after the Eagles overwhelmed visiting Bishop McDevitt, 69-41. "It's just what I want to do. If I want to do it, I'm just gonna go do it. I'm confident in it. " "Yeah, I get some jokes cracked at me, but I just kind of laugh it off," he continued.
January 16, 2015 |
REMEMBER the old commercials with multisport star Bo Jackson clad in different types of athletic equipment? Well, before Chris Clover starred on the basketball court for St. Joseph's Prep, you could find him in football pads or fiddling a lacrosse stick or perhaps even on ice skates. In fact, the West Philadelphia resident took up ice hockey at about age 10 at The Laura Sims Skate House, gliding effortlessly as he perfected his stick work. Well, not exactly. "I mean, at first it was kind of bad, because the skates weren't really that sharp, and I kept falling and getting up," Clover said yesterday after Prep routed visiting Bishop McDevitt, 75-42.
January 16, 2015 |
Remember the old commercials with multisport star Bo Jackson clad in different types of athletic equipment? Well, before Chris Clover starred on the basketball court for St. Joseph's Prep, you could find him in football pads, fiddling with a lacrosse stick, or even on ice skates. The West Philadelphia resident took up ice hockey when he was about 10 years old at the Laura Sims Skate House, gliding effortlessly as he perfected his stick work. Well, not exactly. "I mean, at first it was kind of bad because the skates weren't really that sharp and I kept falling and getting up," Clover said Wednesday after Prep routed visiting Bishop McDevitt, 75-42.
November 2, 2014 |
On a wind-whipped, rain-soaked, sloppy field, Holy Cross running back Chris Liggio walked side by side with quarterback Brandon Simmons. If you hadn't seen him before the game, it would be impossible to tell that Liggio's uniform was ever white. He had just been running wild for an entire football game - diving, sliding, and dragging defenders through the mud at Burlington Township. Simmons, on the other hand, looked as if he'd just come from a photo shoot. His jersey was pristine.
October 25, 2014 |
The 2013 season ended for the Holy Cross football team with a 28-18 victory over Willingboro on the Friday after Thanksgiving. By Monday, five players were ready to get back to work. "They were mad at me," Holy Cross coach Frank Holmes said of his offensive linemen. "They were like, 'Why are you making us take a week off?' "I said, 'Coach needs a week off.' " The Lancers' fearsome fivesome of James Chattin, Raphael Jackson, Jalen Singleton, Tim Wagner, and Gary Whelan bided their time through the offseason's first week.