April 30, 2015 |
Bethany Liberatore recorded three more hits than she allowed on Tuesday afternoon. The sophomore struck out 10 and threw her first career no-hitter as Nazareth Academy stymied visiting Morrisville, 10-0, in a nonleague softball game. Liberatore also went 3 for 4 with a double and two RBIs. Catholic League. Ashley Seal tossed a three-hitter to lead Lansdale Catholic to a 1-0 triumph at Conwell-Egan. Seal scored the winning run from third on a wild pitch in the sixth. Kerri Dadalski tossed a five-hitter as Archbishop Ryan topped visiting St. Hubert, 8-0 Catholic Academies.
September 20, 2014 |
Ashley Hunter briefly transformed herself from goal-stopper to goal-creator on Thursday afternoon. During the second half of her eight-save shutout, the Nazareth Academy goalie booted a punt all the way downfield to assist on a crucial insurance goal as the Pandas held off visiting Merion Mercy, 2-0, in a Catholic Academies soccer game. Madison Joynes scored both goals for Nazareth. Elsewhere in the Catholic Academies: Erica DeCandido scored off an assist from Maggie Cameron in double overtime to send Gwynedd Mercy to a 2-1 victory at Mount St. Joseph.
September 18, 2014 |
You can stop play, but it won't stop Jules Bradbury. The Villa Maria junior converted a pair of penalty kicks and then scored off a direct kick to lift the Hurricanes over visiting Nazareth Academy, 3-2, in a Catholic Academies girls' soccer game Tuesday afternoon. Bradbury's direct kick went over the wall and dipped between the goalie's hands and the crossbar to make it 3-1 midway through the second half. Kayla McNamee scored both goals for Nazareth. Catholic League.
May 16, 2014 |
Radnor's Michelle Gorson was standing on third base in the 11th inning, with her team locked in a 2-2 tie with visiting Nazareth Academy on Wednesday. Gorson decided she would try to score if the ball was hit on the ground. She heard the crack of Holly Pachella's bat, but there was a problem. It was a fly ball, not a hard-hit shot up the middle. Gorson scurried back to the bag, tagged up, and raced home to score the decisive run in a 3-2 victory over the Pandas. Afterward, Gorson, a third baseman, called the moment nerve-racking.
April 2, 2014 |
With just seconds left in Nazareth Academy's nonleague girls' lacrosse showdown with Conwell-Egan on Monday afternoon, Maura Devaney made sure it didn't go on much longer. The senior scored with just six seconds remaining to lift the Pandas over host Conwell-Egan, 8-7. Devaney scored from right outside the goalmouth off a pass from Mary Wilkinson. Wilkinson tallied a pair of goals. Nazareth's scoring barrage was led by Erin Roche, who scored twice in each half. In another nonleague lacrosse contest: Hanna Bogorowski scored three times, but Germantown Academy fell to Stoneridge in Washington D.C., 9-8. Cooper Hall and Jennifer Stack each added a pair of goals.
July 7, 2013 |
LONG POND, Pa. - There's another racer from Nazareth, Pa., except he is not named Andretti. Sage Karam, 18, is attempting to follow in the fast footsteps of Mario, Michael, Jeff, John and now Marco Andretti. Karam has won the last two Firestone Indy Lights races. He'll race today in the scheduled 4 p.m. Indy Lights event at Pocono Raceway. Karam should be easy to find on the track: His No. 8 car is one of only eight in the 40-lap/100-mile race that supports tomorrow's Pocono IndyCar 400 Fueled by Sunoco.
June 12, 2013 |
ALLENTOWN - After Nazareth Academy lost in the PIAA Class AAA softball semifinals, 6-3, against Valley View on Tuesday, players proceeded off the field after postgame handshakes with their heads down. Nazareth assistant coach Brian Kalesse followed behind the line, looking up and sporting a slight grin. He remained energetic and talkative, proud of the team that had made it farther than any team in school history. "We didn't get blown out," Kalesse said. "For a small academy from Philly that's always underestimated, they just continued to fight.
June 8, 2013 |
Two-thirds of Nazareth Academy's softball practices are focused on hitting, assistant coach Ray Keough said. But lately, the Pandas have been fine-tuning their defense, he said, and on Thursday it showed as they used a series of great catches to edge Bethlehem Catholic, 2-1, in the PIAA Class AAA state quarterfinals at Fleetwood. The win sends Nazareth to its first state semifinal. Sophomore centerfielder Tamara Jennings ended the fourth inning with an over-the-shoulder grab with her back to the infield.
June 1, 2013 |
When Nazareth Academy freshman Tricia Kalesse stood on third base to start the sixth inning, she looked more surprised than excited. Kalesse was breathing heavily with wide eyes as her teammates stood against the fence cheering for the hit that eventually sent Nazareth to a 2-1 win Thursday against Chichester in the PIAA District 1 Class AAA softball final at Harriton. "I was a little shocked I had got to third base," Kalesse said. "We were tied, and it was a big deal. " Kalesse, who knocked in the Pandas' first run with a base hit in the third inning, delivered a leadoff single and advanced to third when the Eagles' rightfielder misplayed the ball.
May 11, 2013 |
Before the season, Nazareth Academy's softball players told coach Bob Keating that they wanted a certain message on the back of their navy blue practice T-shirts. "Tradition never graduates," they said. Keating made it happen, in yellow print, to match the school colors. Thursday afternoon, the Pandas defined that message as they clinched their seventh straight Catholic Academies crown with an 11-1 win at Merion Mercy. Junior righthander Taylor Lichtenhahn battled a wet pitching circle to strike out four in five innings for the win. Brittany Colombo, a junior third baseman, had a homer and five RBIs.