May 23, 2016 |
The harder it rained, the louder they sang. Sitting in their boat along the awards dock, the girls from the Merion Mercy Academy senior eight hardly seemed to care that they hadn't actually won their race. They felt like celebrating, anyway. "Look at them," Merion Mercy coach Mike Brown said, watching his team enjoy its second-place finish late Saturday afternoon in the last race of the 90th edition of the Stotesbury Cup Regatta. "Singing in the rain" was the theme of the final races of the world's largest high school regatta, as Merion Mercy's girls and the boys from powerhouse Gonzaga Prep took turns with spirited renditions of their alma maters.
April 29, 2016 |
Downingtown West's Emily Williams hit a two-run home run in the sixth inning to give the Whippets a 4-3 road victory over Avon Grove in the Ches-Mont League. Williams' home run came with two outs in the inning. Earlier in the at-bat, Williams hit a pop-up into foul territory, which would have ended the inning. An Avon Grove player dropped the pop fly for an error to set up the game-winning home run. Williams, the Whippets' starting pitcher, lasted all seven innings and earned the win. In other Ches-Mont League softball action: Morgan Orlowski struck out 11 batters and gave up just three hits in host Great Valley's 6-3 victory over Octorara.
April 15, 2016
Baseball BICENTENNIAL LEAGUE Devon Prep 2, MaST Charter 1 CENTRAL LEAGUE Conestoga 10, Harriton 7 Garnet Valley 6, Marple Newtown 0 Penncrest 6, Haverford High 5 Strath Haven 2, Lower Merion 1 CHES-MONT LEAGUE W.C. Henderson 8, Octorara 7 DEL-VAL LEAGUE Glen Mills 12, Penn Wood 2 Interboro 11, Academy Park 6 FRIENDS SCHOOLS LEAGUE Friends Select 5, Germantown Friends 4 INTER-AC LEAGUE ...
April 14, 2016 |
Host Agnes Irwin picked up a key nonleague girls' lacrosse win Tuesday, defeating Central Pennsylvania power Manheim Township, 16-6. Lila Barker led all scorers with six goals for the Owls (5-4, 1-1 Inter-Ac) and goalie Hailey Andress made nine saves to anchor a strong defensive effort. Laura Pansini scored twice and added four assists, while her sister Natalie chipped in her first hat trick. Another sister, Maria Pansini, added two goals. Kate White dominated the midfield with five draw controls and Sarah Platt scooped up four ground balls.
April 7, 2016 |
Girls' lacrosse standout Caroline Allen found the back of the net twice in host Notre Dame's 11-9 victory over Germantown Academy on Tuesday and reached a personal milestone in the process. Allen's two goals made the difference in the Inter-Ac win and also gave her 100 career goals. She also added an assist. Kelly Coyle led the Irish with four goals and Mackenzie Irvine scored three. In other Inter-Ac action: Hannah Fox scored four goals and visiting Penn Charter defeated Springside Chestnut Hill, 12-8.
April 3, 2016 |
Maggie Balint, an Avon Grove pitcher and University of Oregon recruit, tossed a five-inning no-hitter with nine strikeouts Friday to dispatch visiting West Chester East, 10-0, in a Ches-Mont League softball matchup. Balint, who can hurl the ball up to 68 miles per hour, has accepted a full scholarship to join the Ducks program and was only one walk shy of a perfect outing. Morgan DeFeo went 2 for 3 with an RBI and a run scored while Megan Nolan recorded a triple in her only at-bat, knocking in two runners.
January 21, 2016 |
Bri Talbot's all-around game on Tuesday night helped lead visiting North Penn past Central Bucks East, 47-34, in a Suburban One girls' basketball game. Talbot grabbed nine rebounds, recorded six steals, and dished out six assists to go along with her five points. Kyra Scaliti led the Maidens with 13 points. Also in the Suburban One, Kyla Gibson scored 26 points and William Tennent knocked off host Truman, 55-43. Ches-Mont. Grace Ferguson grabbed nine rebounds and Julie Gawrylowicz scored 13 points to lift West Chester Henderson over visiting Coatesville, 77-47.
November 5, 2015 |
Caroline Steller scored a career-high three times on Tuesday. But when the game was on the line, she wisely shared the glory. Steller passed to Cammy Toddy who tapped in the winning goal with 4 minutes, 31 seconds remaining as Merion Mercy rallied to defeat Christopher Dock, 4-3, in a District 1 Class AA field hockey semifinal. Steller scored two of her three goals in the second half as he Golden Bears erase a 2-1 halftime deficit. Jill Bolton scored all three goals for Dock.
October 15, 2015 |
Its team is called the Phantoms, but thanks to a comeback victory Tuesday afternoon, Phoenixville's girls' soccer team is still alive. Gabrielle Perrotto scored two goals in three minutes in the second half and the visiting Phantoms rallied to top Pope John Paul II, 3-1, in Pioneer Athletic Conference play. Leeza Galli added a goal an assist. Kayla Mesaros scored in the first half to give Pope John Paul a 1-0 lead at the break. A loss would likely have knocked Phoenixville, ranked 28th in the District 1 power rankings, from the 28-team district tournament.