November 9, 2014 |
Nick Paynter scored in the first half, Jack Hajnik added a goal in the second, and the Great Valley boys' soccer team outlasted Reading, 2-1, in the PIAA Class AAA quarterfinals Saturday night at Emmaus. Paynter put the ball inside the far post with a low shot from the right wing. Hajnik knocked in a dipping volley to give the Patriots a two-goal lead 12 minutes into the second half. Reading pulled within one goal a minute later. Aidan Claffey made seven saves for Great Valley, which will make its second straight appearance in a state semifinal.
June 15, 2014 |
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Erelle Sowers stood a few feet behind the rubber in the pitching circle. The seventh inning was about to start, and the Souderton righthander was all by herself on the infield, as none of her Souderton softball teammates had walked onto the diamond yet. Sowers calmly picked up some dirt and received a thumbs-up and reassuring nod from coach Steph Rummel. Always composed - even when three outs away from a state championship - Sowers went on to retire the side in order.
June 14, 2014 |
What's the difference between this Springfield (Delco) softball team and the one that was runner-up in the 2007 Class AAA state tournament? Not much, coach Todd Odgers says, but there is one small change. That 2007 team was good, even really good. This 2014 team is great, he says. Odgers is right. There is no shortage of talent on this year's Cougars, one of two Southeastern Pennsylvania teams (Souderton being the other) that will compete for PIAA championships Friday at Penn State.
June 8, 2014 |
Archbishop Ryan's bats were no match for the pitching of Lower Dauphin's Ava Bottiglia on Friday. The Ragdolls fell to Lower Dauphin, 4-0, behind Bottiglia's 11-strikeout no-hitter in a PIAA Class AAAA softball quarterfinal at Lyons Field in Fleetwood. Kerri Dadalski threw a five-hitter for Ryan, striking out three. Lower Dauphin 000 301 0 - 4 5 0 Archbishop Ryan 000 000 0 - 0 0 3 WP: Ava Bottiglia. LP: Kerri Dadalski. 2B: LD-Shelby Alcorn. firstname.lastname@example.org @RallyInq
June 17, 2013 |
An afterthought for most of the year, North Penn rose from the ranks of the unappreciated in the playoffs. It started in the District 1 Class AAAA tournament when the Knights, after coming in as the North region's No. 12 seed, placed fourth among 24 teams. It continued in the state playoffs, with wins over two district champions (Parkland and Coatesville) and, in a reversal of three previous losses to their Suburban One League Continental Conference rival, a defeat of Pennridge.
June 16, 2013 |
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - They were one of the last qualifiers for the PIAA District 1 playoffs. And they were the district's fourth and final entry into the state tournament. Well, so much for the seedings. The North Penn Knights pulled off the highly improbable Friday night, ending their Cinderella story with a 6-5, nine-inning triumph over District 3's Lower Dauphin in the Class AAAA state final at Penn State's Medlar Field at Lubrano Park. The difference was Bobby Scott's walk-off single to left field that drove home Eddie Posavec from second base and set off a wild celebration.
June 15, 2013
Baseball STATE CLASS A CHAMPIONSHIP Johnsonburg 5, Canton 0 STATE CLASS AA CHAMPIONSHIP Loyalsock 5, Beaver 4 STATE CLASS AAA CHAMPIONSHIP West York 2, Upper Moreland 1 STATE CLASS AAAA CHAMPIONSHIP North Penn 6, Lower Dauphin 5 Softball STATE CLASS A CHAMPIONSHIP Williams Valley 13, Neshannock 0 STATE CLASS AA CHAMPIONSHIP Brandywine Heights 1, Riverside 0 STATE CLASS AAA CHAMPIONSHIP Valley View...
June 14, 2013 |
It's funny how the tide can turn in high school baseball. Two weeks after being easily handled by Holy Ghost Prep in the District 1 Class AAA final, Upper Moreland is on the verge of claiming the program's first state championship. "That was probably the best thing for us," senior leftfielder Robert Knox said. "It kept us hungry. After losing that game, we had nothing to fall back on. This is our second chance. " Knox and the Golden Bears will try for Class AAA gold against defending titlist West York, of District 3, in the final at 1 p.m. Friday at Penn State's Medlar Field at Lubrano Park.
June 8, 2012
Farryl Groder singled with two outs in the ninth inning to drive in the game-winning run as Pennsbury outlasted Lower Dauphin, 7-6, in the PIAA State Class AAAA softball tournament quarterfinals Thursday at Lyons Field in Fleetwood. The Falcons (22-4) outhit the District 3 third-place team (25-3) by 17-9, but each team scored three runs in the eighth inning to set the stage for the clincher in the top of the ninth. Taylor Boltersdorf and Jess Greenwald had three hits apiece, and Lauren Cregan supplied a key two-out, two-strike triple in the eighth.