February 22, 2016 |
Del-Val coach Jason Harrigan painstakingly put together a game plan for the Public League championship game Saturday night against Constitution. Harrigan believed he had prepared his team for anything that could have possibly happened at St. Joseph's University's Hagan Arena. There was one scenario, however, he hadn't anticipated. Although four starters fouled out early in the fourth quarter, the Warriors held off the Generals, 84-74, to claim Del-Val's first Public League title.
February 22, 2016 |
First came jubilation for Bionca Dunham. It happened with 2.1 seconds remaining when the senior on the Imhotep girls' basketball team forced a turnover to give her squad the ball with a two-point lead. The 6-foot-3 forward beamed running down the court, anticipating the team's third straight Public League championship. Then came the tears. After the buzzer sounded, with the Panthers having defeated gutsy Mastery Charter North by 53-51 on Saturday night at St. Joseph's Hagan Arena, Dunham celebrated.
February 19, 2016 |
Lawyers for professional sports leagues and the State of New Jersey clashed in oral arguments Wednesday before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in a case that could decide the fate of a years-long effort by New Jersey to institute sports betting. The case features two of the nation's top legal guns, Paul Clement, who represented the sports leagues, and Theodore Olson, who argued on behalf of New Jersey. Both served at different times as U.S. solicitor general under President George W. Bush.
February 19, 2016 |
With his team in cruise control against Archbishop Ryan in the late going, Neumann-Goretti coach Carl Arrigale sent in a substitute for Zane Martin. But the senior standout asked not to take a seat. "Someone on the bench had told me that I only needed four more points for 1,000," Martin said. "I said to my coach, 'Just let me get it. I want to get it over with.' " Martin immediately returned, reached the milestone on a free throw with 52 seconds to go, and the Saints closed out an 89-55 romp over the Raiders in a Catholic League semifinal Wednesday night at the Palestra.
February 18, 2016 |
It was apparent whenever Archbishop Wood's Cassie Sebold dove on the court for a loose ball, whenever Bailey Greenberg leapt through her opponents to grab an offensive rebound and put it back up and in. You could see it when Claire Bassetti played tough defense, almost daring her Cardinal O'Hara foe to try and shoot it. This wasn't just any game for the Vikings girls' basketball team. Tuesday's Catholic League semifinal at Philadelphia University was different. And as such, the energy was intense for the Vikings early on as they beat O'Hara, 47-34.
February 15, 2016 |
La Salle and Archbishop Wood built on their large leads from Friday to easily capture Catholic League swimming championships Saturday afternoon at La Salle University. The title is the 28th straight boys' championship for La Salle. It came just four months after the passing of longtime coach Frank Lichtner, who died of cancer in October. La Salle's Joseph Vizza (100-yard freestyle), Jacob Lubinski (100-yard backstroke), Sean Finlay (100- yard backstroke), and Jake Sannem (500-yard freestyle)
February 12, 2016 |
Delaware Valley Charter senior Semaj Motley played maestro Thursday afternoon at Martin Luther King, leading the Warriors' potent attack in second-round Public League playoff action against Boys' Latin. Motley's crew drummed Boys' Latin, 90-76, in Game 2 of a doubleheader at King, which sets up Saturday's Class AAA classification championship at Southern against defending Public League champion Imhotep. In Thursday's Game 1, M.L. King held off Frankford, 59-53, in Class AAAA play.
February 10, 2016 |
Out with the old and in with the new. In claiming their first Suburban One League basketball playoff titles, the Central Bucks West boys' team and North Penn girls' squad dethroned reigning champs. C.B. West topped Abington, 39-34, in the nightcap of Monday's doubleheader at Bensalem. North Penn opened the evening by slipping past C.B. West, 48-47, in overtime. Erich Hohenleitner, a 6-foot-4 senior forward, spurred the Bucks' triumph over the Ghosts with 15 points and six boards.
February 8, 2016
In keeping with an annual tradition, more than 250 showed up for the 2016 Union League New Year's Day festivities. Packing into the hallowed halls of the Union League, dressed in their holiday finest, were 1,850 Union League officers and members, from grandparents to newborn babies and friends. Festivities included family-fun activities throughout the building, including magicians, jugglers, face painters, balloon sculptors, and a caricature artist. Reserved bleachers were available for the brave who filled first-row seats on Broad Street to watch the Mummers.