October 29, 2013 |
The Archbishop Ryan girls' soccer team waited five years to beat Archbishop Wood. Sunday afternoon wound up being worth the wait. Taylor Woods broke free from a couple of Vikings defenders and buried the winning goal 54 seconds into the second overtime period as the top-seeded Ragdolls won their second straight Catholic League title with a 1-0 victory over second-seeded Wood. After Woods got the shot off, she tumbled to the ground. The sophomore had to rely on sound to discover what had happened.
October 25, 2013 |
HARVARD not only won the Ivy League last season. Tommy Amaker's team upset New Mexico in the NCAA Tournament. Now, seniors Kyle Casey and Brandyn Curry, who left school last year after starting the previous season, are back to join all that young talent, including Wesley Saunders and Siyani Chambers. Harvard got all 17 votes in the preseason poll to win the league again. The Crimson really does look great on paper. So why play the season? Penn plans to play the season. Jerome Allen's team lost 22 times last season after finishing just behind Harvard the season before.
October 23, 2013 |
Lansdale Catholic girls' soccer coach Tom O'Donnell called it a wakeup call when his team fell behind in the second half of the Catholic League quarterfinals on Monday. It didn't take long for the fourth-seeded Crusaders to respond. Lansdale Catholic scored twice in a seven-minute span to rally past No. 5 St. Hubert, 3-2. Jules LaSanta notched the tying goal and assisted on Michaela Crimlish's go-ahead tally. Also in the Catholic League playoffs: Aubree Brown scored twice, and No. 2 Archbishop Wood topped visiting No. 7 Conwell-Egan, 3-0. Casey Rogers scored 28 seconds into top-seeded Archbishop Ryan's 4-1 win over visiting No. 8 Archbishop Carroll.
October 21, 2013 |
Cardinal O'Hara took home both the boys' and girls' Catholic League cross-country titles on Saturday afternoon and placed the top finisher in each race at Belmont Plateau. Kevin James, a junior, won the boys' title with ease as he finished in 15 minutes, 45 seconds. The Lions finished with the top four runners to capture their fourth straight league title. Sophomore Grace Mancini won her second straight league title in 19:21, and the Lions used their sixth runner to break a 30-30 tie with Archbishop Wood for the team title.
October 19, 2013 |
Masterman on Thursday became the first school since 2005 to sweep the boys' and girls' team titles at the Public League cross-country championships. Julian Degroot-Lutzner captured the 3.1-mile boys' race at Belmont Plateau in 17 minutes, 12 seconds, as Masterman had six of the top seven finishers. Frankford's Chris Hendry was six seconds behind for second, and Masterman's Julian Roessler pulled in at 17:27 for third. Claudia Ashworth won the girls' race in 20:48 and was one of five Masterman runners in the top 15. The Results BOYS Teams: Masterman 19, Central 74, Franklin Towne Charter 163, Overbrook 218, Paul Robeson 220, Swenson 232, Del-Val Charter 244, Frankford 269, Engineering & Science 293, Science Leadership 297, Southern 307, Dobbins 348, Roxborough 398, Maritime 420, Simon Gratz 439, Saul 446, CAPA 465, Phila.
October 18, 2013 |
Hanging in the locker room of the Conestoga field hockey team is a reminder of how far the Pioneers have come and what more they want to accomplish. It's a sign created by the players and doodled on with multicolored markers. The sign is marked by a number of goals set by the players for this season - most notably winning the Central League, which Conestoga accomplished Tuesday night in an 11-1 win over Penncrest. At the bottom of the sign, all the players wrote their names. "It feels so great to check it off and finish on a high note," senior cocaptain Meghan Connors said after the win. "We see it before every game and every practice.
October 4, 2013
RYAN HOWARD is headed to the Hall of Fame . . . in Arizona. Howard will be inducted into the Arizona Fall League Hall of Fame on Wednesday, Oct. 9 at Scottsdale Stadium before the Scottsdale Scorpions' home opener in Arizona Fall League play. Howard, who missed the last 3 months of the Phillies season while recovering from knee surgery, played for the Phoenix Desert Dogs in 2004. "Ryan Howard is a record-setting all-star player, a World Series champion, and a great ballplayer, teammate and person," Fall League director Steve Cobb said in a press release.
October 3, 2013 |
PUBLIC LEAGUE executive director Robert Coleman yesterday revealed the aftermath of the Del-Val Charter and Roxborough fight that ended Saturday's football game prematurely. Del-Val will forfeit its next two games and will be placed on probation, because this is its second fighting incident, Coleman said. Del-Val was involved in a fight with Prep Charter on Sept. 7. The school also will forfeit its right to participate in any football playoffs this year. Further incidents will result in Del-Val's football program being shut down for the season, Coleman said.
October 1, 2013
ON SATURDAY, the Del Val Charter at Roxborough football game was halted at 6:57 of the second quarter due to a bench-clearing brawl. Del Val led, 12-7, at the time of the stoppage. District 12 chairman Robert Coleman said last night he believes Del Val will be credited with a win and Roxborough with a loss, and that each team will forfeit its next game. Coleman said he will make a definitive ruling early this week. Also, Imhotep broke a city leagues record for points scored and tied the record for winning margin by trouncing School of the Future, 83-6.
September 15, 2013
IF THE PRODUCT on the court isn't all that impressive just yet, at least the 76ers appear to be putting together a very strong front office. Yesterday the team announced that Brandon Williams, who most recently served as the NBA's associate vice president of basketball operations, has been hired as the general manager of the Wilmington 87ers, the Sixers' NBA Development League team. Williams spent the past eight seasons in the league office, also serving as director of player development in the community and player programs department, helping players prepare for the rigors of being a professional athlete.