June 11, 1989 |
The roller-coaster ride for the Avon Grove Red Devils came to an abrupt halt with a 9-3 loss to District 3 champion Oley Valley in a PIAA quarterfinal Class AA baseball game yesterday at Boyertown's Bear Stadium. The Red Devils had plummeted out of the chute this season as they lost 10 of their first 13 games, but they won six of their last seven to enter the District 1 playoffs. "Nobody gave these kids much of a chance," said Avon Grove coach Dwight Weaver. "We were relaxed and the kids played well.
March 27, 1988 |
The Oley Valley is a land of gracious, Georgian stone houses, old mills, covered bridges, dairy farms and wooded ridges. But up on Schenkel Hill, looming above this graceful dale, sits a big, brown bald spot - the Colebrookdale Landfill. This is where the trash goes. At least, this is where a large chunk of the trash from Philadelphia and its suburbs goes. Each day about 2,000 tons of refuse from Delaware County communities and Philadelphia is trucked to Colebrookdale in eastern Berks County.
November 10, 1993 |
Seconds after Devon Prep had lost to Oley Valley in a shootout here last night, Devon goalie Jim Henderson turned to the far corner of the field and collapsed. Josh Jackson's penalty shot had bounced off Henderson's hands, off the left goal post, and into the net, ending Devon's season in a 3-2 shootout loss in the first round of the PIAA Class AA state boys' soccer tourney at Northern Lebanon High. As Henderson returned to his team, huddled near its bench, his teammates reminded the senior that if it hadn't been for him, the Tide would not have reached the states.
November 10, 2010 |
Villa Maria Academy's Meghan Murphy missed a penalty stroke in the opening minutes of the Hurricanes' PIAA Class AA playoff opener Tuesday against Oley Valley at Wissahickon. "It went high to the left," said Murphy, who got a chance at redemption two minutes later off a penalty corner. "I guess I was a little nervous, but we practice them all the time. " With her chance at redemption, Murphy made good, and the Hurricanes made the goal stand up for a 1-0 win and a spot in Saturday's quarterfinals.
June 15, 1989 |
Before the baseball season began, Avon Grove coach Dwight Weaver was not sure what to expect from his Red Devils. The one thing he felt certain about was that they would not be in the running for the state title in June. So much for preseason predictions. The Red Devils surprised their coach and just about everyone else by winning the District 1 Class AA championship and then winning their first game in the PIAA Class AA state tournament to advance to the quarterfinals. The Devils' postseason run finally ended on Saturday afternoon at Boyertown's Bear Stadium, where they lost to Oley Valley, 9-3. The aggressive Oley Valley squad stole nine bases and benefited from three errors by the usually solid Avon Grove defense.
August 17, 1995 |
Mary Ann Griffin, 49, library director at Villanova University, whose life was centered in the Oley Valley of rural Berks County and the historic home she and her husband were restoring there, died Monday of cancer at Bryn Mawr Hospital. Mrs. Griffin, head of Falvey Memorial Library since 1984, earned a bachelor's degree in math education and a master's in German literature at Pennsylvania State University. She later received master's and doctoral degrees in library administration at Simmons College in Boston.
November 7, 1997 |
Souderton will be trying for its third trip to the PIAA Class AAA state field hockey semifinals in the last four years tomorrow, but the Indians must get past Pennsbury in a quarterfinal game scheduled for 2 p.m. at Methacton High. Also competing in the Class AAA quarterfinals will be Upper Moreland, which faces Crestwood at 2 p.m. tomorrow at Carlisle High. Perkiomen Valley will meet Oley Valley at noon tomorrow at Lancaster Country Day School in a Class AA semifinal. Indians vs. Falcons.
March 20, 2011 |
Prep Charter coach Paul Rieser was panicking. His team was at the South Philadelphia school on Saturday, waiting for a bus to take the squad to Norristown for a game in the quarterfinals of the PIAA Class AAA girls' basketball playoffs. "We waited and we waited," Rieser said. "Then we called. " Still no bus. Fortunately, there were a couple of Philadelphia School District vans available. The team piled in but hit some heavy traffic on the Schuylkill Expressway before eventually getting to Norristown High.
November 11, 2008 |
Four District 1 field hockey teams, three of them in Class AA, have their eyes on berths in their respective PIAA championship games on Saturday, but only three of them can possibly make it. The district is assured of at least one team in the state Class AA championship game, at the Zephyr Sports Complex at Whitehall High, near Allentown. That's because Christopher Dock and Merion Mercy, the second and third seeds, respectively, from the district, will meet at 4 p.m. today at Wissahickon in a state semifinal.
November 21, 1997 |
Radnor field hockey coach Phyllis Kilgour concedes that it gets tougher every year to put a competitive team on the field, what with the growth of girls' soccer and all of the other attractions and distractions for high school-age students. Radnor being one of the smaller schools in the highly competitive Central League doesn't make it any easier, either. But the veteran coach seems to find the touch each year needed to make the Raiders a very competitive team. This year was no exception.