March 16, 2015 |
It wasn't the type of scene they envisioned, but when a group of bleary-eyed La Salle seniors emerged from a melancholy locker room Saturday, they were greeted by an ovation from family and friends. The Explorers had fallen, 60-59, in the Class AAAA quarterfinals to J.P. McCaskey after last-second excitement at a near-capacity Spring-Ford. That didn't stop Najee Walls, David Krmpotich, and Daniel Corr from hearing respectful applause as they left the locker room. Minutes earlier, head coach Joe Dempsey had already conveyed the same message.
February 7, 2013 |
Name Pos. Ht. Wt. High School Diante Cherry WR 5-9 170 McCaskey (Lancaster) Wesley Hills RB 6-1 195 Wildwood Brody Kern OL 6-2 280 West York (Pa.) Jalen Kindle LB 6-1 210 Fleming Island (Fla.) Larry Spears LB 5-11 215 Varina (Henrico, Va.) Roman Tatum CB 5-11 170 West Orange (Fla.) Alex Thompson OL 6-4 265 Haddon Heights Ryan Torzsa S 6-2 192 Waxhaw (N.C.)
March 19, 2006 |
Gregg Downer dipped into his bag of tricks and pulled out a box - the box-and-one defense, to be exact. And in doing so, Lower Merion pulled off a methodical comeback over Lancaster McCaskey, 63-48, yesterday in the PIAA Class AAAA quarterfinals at Reading High's Geigle Complex. The Lower Merion head coach may have to dig a little deeper for Wednesday's semifinal against recent nemesis Chester. Including last year's state final, the Aces and Clippers have met three times. Chester won its fifth PIAA crown quite comfortably, but the last two tilts have been nail-biters.
April 9, 2003 |
Ed McCaskey, a former singer who married George Halas' daughter and went on to become Chicago Bears chairman, died yesterday. He was 83. McCaskey grew up in Lancaster, Pa., and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania. He served in the Army in World War II, earning a bronze star and combat infantry badge. He was a salesman and a singer in a dance band when he met Virginia Halas, daughter of the Bears' founder. The two married in 1943. In 1967, McCaskey became vice president and treasurer and held that position for 17 years until Halas' death in 1983, when he became chairman of the board.
March 13, 2003 |
The chant went up immediately through the wooden classroom door and could be heard down the second-floor hall of Reading High last night. Glen Mills, still panting from a narrow 68-64 victory over J.P. McCaskey of Lancaster in the second round of the PIAA Class AAAA state boys' basketball playoffs, was ready to look ahead. "We want Chester. We want Chester. We want Chester. " It was the Bulls' way of relieving nervous tension, after surviving a major scare in the final three minutes against McCaskey.
March 17, 2002 |
All season, Coatesville has followed a season-long pattern of falling behind early and then mounting a comeback. This time, however, the Red Raiders met one of the few teams able to withstand one of their strong second-half efforts. A resilient Lancaster McCaskey squad ended Coatesville's bid for a second straight state title, posting a 56-54 victory yesterday in a PIAA Class AAAA quarterfinal boys' basketball game at Reading High's Geigle Complex. The Red Raiders, who had lost all five starters from last year's squad to graduation, finished the season with a 27-4 record.
October 5, 2001 |
It will cost $3.55 million and double shifts of contractors working four to six months to repair and reopen McCaskey East High School in Lancaster, Pa., according to an engineering report released yesterday. The $28 million high school, viewed as the gem of the school system when it opened five years ago, was hastily shut down three months ago when cracks appeared and chunks of concrete started popping from the walls. The report alleges defects in work or neglect in oversight by seven firms, including Gilbert Architects, the architect, and Wohlsen Construction Co., the project manager, both of Lancaster; Zug & Greenebaum engineering firm, of Lititz, Pa.; Cost Co. of Pittsburgh, the masonry contractor; Nitterhouse Concrete Products of Chambersburg, Pa.; Adams-Bickel Associates, of Boyertown, Berks County, general trades contractor; and BS&T Labs of Harrisburg, construction inspector.
December 4, 2000 |
Some things should be a constant this season at Coatesville. John Allen, the 6-foot-6, senior forward, is going to get his points. And the Red Raiders are going to see plenty of zone defenses. And to win, they are going to have to find a way to shoot over those zone defenses, especially against good teams like Lancaster McCaskey, teams the Raiders will have to figure out if they want to win their first state title. But Coatesville did not figure the Tornado on Saturday: Lancaster McCaskey went gleefully back to District 3 after capturing a 71-67 victory in the finals of the Coatesville boys' Tip-Off Tournament.
September 18, 2000 |
It seemed too good to be true. There was Coatesville's Kareem Shelton, streaking for yet another game-opening touchdown. The Red Raiders sure looked ready to once again overwhelm a foe with their great speed and athleticism. Except it was premature. Lancaster McCaskey shook off Shelton's 86-yard kickoff return and came right back at the Red Raiders with 21 points. And while the Raiders kept the game close the rest of the way, McCaskey kept the Raiders at bay long enough to post a 35-33 victory.
March 16, 2000 |
Hatboro-Horsham blew a 17-point lead but rallied in the final minute to upset District 3 champion McCaskey, 77-72, in the second round of the PIAA state Class AAAA boys' basketball playoffs last night at Coatesville High. The Hatters (27-4) will meet Chester - which beat Parkland, 64-58, last night - in Saturday's quarterfinals. McCaskey (24-6) trailed from the start until a tip-in by junior guard Bobby Eberhart gave the Red Tornados their first lead at 70-69 with 2 minutes, 2 seconds to play.