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.
March 14, 2015 |
Villa Maria's swim team got one for the thumb on Thursday. The Hurricanes dominated the PIAA Class AA girls' swimming and diving championships, capturing their fifth consecutive title with 267 points at Bucknell University. Villa Maria's 400-yard freestyle relay team (Olivia Giampietro, Julie Dobson, Emily Cornell, Maura McManus) finished first in 3 minutes, 28.99 seconds, less than a second in front of Gwynedd Mercy (3:29.70). Gwynedd Mercy finished second overall with 155 points, thanks in part to Allie Szekely's victory in the 100 backstroke (54.02)
January 12, 2015 |
Methacton coach Craig Kaminski picked up his 200th career win as Methacton beat Pottstown, 63-26, in a nonleague girls' basketball game Saturday. Kaminski, in his 13th season at the helm and 21st with the program, has claimed four 20-win seasons, one 30-win season, and a Suburban One championship. Jackie Cerchio scored 11 points, Gabby Falcone added 10, and Lauren Engelman had nine. In other nonleague games: Becca Rhoades sank six three-pointers and scored 20 points as Nazareth Academy beat Conwell-Egan, 61-43.
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 29, 2014 |
Maddie Abbot remembers being able to hear her opponent in the dugout as she stood in the pitching circle waiting. The words weren't a taunt or shouts of encouragement to the next batter. No, they were a warning. "Don't swing at her rise ball," the player said to a teammate who was about to face the Villa Maria sophomore. For Abbot, a righthander who considers herself a strikeout pitcher, the interaction was a compliment, one that she looks back on with pride. The exchange likely happens often when Abbot, who also has a fastball, change, drop, curve, and screwball in her repertoire, steps into the circle, and more so after the opposing side sees her work through the lineup the first time.
April 19, 2014 |
Germantown Academy was trailing Germantown Friends by three goals with 51/2 minutes remaining in their nonleague girls' lacrosse game Thursday. With 45 seconds left, the Patriots tied the score. Eleven seconds later, they got another goal to take the lead. With 24 seconds to go, the Tigers tied the game again. With the clock winding down, Betsy Prezioso passed to Allie Cannon, who connected as time expired to give GA a wild 15-14 victory. "It was very exciting, to say the least," Patriots coach Ginny Hofmann said.
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.
March 2, 2014 |
Hatboro-Horsham's Mi- chael Thomas didn't just break a 14-year-old record at the District 1 swimming championships Friday. He smashed it. Thomas, a junior, won the Class AAA 200-yard individual medley in 1 minute, 48.21 seconds, surpassing by more than two seconds the time set by North Penn's Dominick Szabo in 2000. Two other meet records were set on the first day at La Salle University: In the Class AAA medley relay, the Haverford High team of Maddie Hart, Annie O'Brien, Emily Wolfe, and Ilira Zherka won in 1:46.27.
January 15, 2014 |
NORTHEAST PHILA. After 32 years, Sister Francesca Onley said, it was time for new leadership at Holy Family University. Onley, at 80 the longest-tenured college president in the region, is retiring June 30, she announced Monday. She ushered in a new era at Holy Family, whose main campus is on Frankford Avenue in Northeast Philadelphia. Under her leadership, the school added master's and doctoral programs, became a university, dramatically expanded enrollment, and launched new campuses.
December 15, 2013
BASKETBALL NONLEAGUE Chichester 49, West Chester East 47: Haley Sipple tied the game with two free throws in the final minute then won it at the line with two more with 3.1 seconds left for host Chichester. Lower Moreland 38, Conwell-Egan 21: Jess Dranzik scored all eight of her points in the first quarter and grabbed 12 rebounds for host Lower Moreland. Sacred Heart 42, Stuart Country Day 30: Maddie Schneider scored nine points to go with eight rebounds and two blocks for visiting Sacred Heart.