March 1, 1990 |
It didn't take long to figure out whether Strath Haven was overconfident for its first-round PIAA District 1 Class AAA game with visiting Avon Grove Tuesday night. After two minutes, the Panthers led 8-0. After four, it was 17-0. After six minutes, their lead was 24-0. And at the end of the first quarter, it was 26-2. When the game was mercifully over, the scoreboard read Strath Haven 70, Avon Grove 23, and 17 Panthers had played, including six just called up from junior varsity.
November 11, 1989 |
Collingswood sent a message to the NJSIAA football committee last night: "We're out, but we're not down. " The Panthers completely dominated Audubon, 42-6, raising their record to 7-1 and keeping alive their Colonial Conference championship hopes. "We've been getting better every week," said coach Bob Barikian. "I think we can play with anyone. " But Collingswood won't get that chance. Due to its low power rating, a product of playing in the small-school Colonial, Collingswood can't qualify for the Group 2 playoffs that begin next Saturday.
November 25, 2012 |
Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith labeled Monday night's lowdown between 2-8 Carolina and the 3-7 Eagles the "Battle of the Bads. " What once looked like a meeting between new-school and old-school multifaceted quarterbacks has fizzled into a game of survival for the coaches of both teams. Andy Reid and Ron Rivera both appear to be on their way out, but a victory might at least hold off the charge for one week (or not). Rivera was once a defensive assistant under Reid, as was Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott , whom Reid fired two seasons ago. Michael Vick is out for a second straight week for the Eagles with a concussion, so there won't be a Vick- Cam Newton matchup.
January 7, 1991 |
A healthy Keith Mackrey makes for a healthy Cheltenham basketball team. Mackrey, a senior guard, played his best game of the season Dec. 18 as the Panthers shocked Plymouth-Whitemarsh, 62-39. But after that game, Mackrey injured his back and the Panthers weren't the same team. But Saturday night in a nonleague game with visiting William Tennent, Mackrey looked to be returning to form. As a result, Cheltenham did the same and won, 71-55. Mackrey and Brendan Nolan each hit for a game-high 14 points to lead Cheltenham (5-4, 2-2 Suburban One American Freedom Division)
September 8, 2007 |
No one can accuse the Ridley High football team, the defending Central League champion, of looking forward to its big meeting with Conestoga after last night's 40-20 thrashing of Strath Haven. Although the visiting Green Raiders stumbled out of the gate, they quickly recovered to thoroughly dominate. Senior quarterback Steve Egee, who returned to the football team after concentrating on basketball last school year, threw for three touchdowns. Running back Andrew Hodges rushed for two touchdowns and caught one from Egge.
February 17, 1986 |
Cheltenham High used its height advantage and balanced scoring to defeat Upper Merion, 60-44, in Suburban One American Conference basketball Thursday at Cheltenham. Led by senior forward Mike Sutrynowicz (16 points), junior guard Eric Hawthorne (11), senior center Ed Ryan (7) and senior forward Ralph Richardson (7), the Panthers improved their league record to 10-3 and their overall mark to 16-6. Upper Merion fell to 1-13 and 2-19. The Panthers, coming off a tough loss to Plymouth-Whitemarsh on Wednesday, took a 13-7 lead after one quarter and boosted their margin to 32-18 at halftime.
November 19, 2005 |
Workhorse Jared Bradley ran for 176 yards and two touchdowns to lift Strath Haven to a 21-3 win over host Unionville for the District 1/12 Class AAA sub-regional football championship last night. The Panthers (10-2), who missed the playoffs last season under the PIAA points system after winning nine District 1 titles since 1993, needed everything the 6-foot, 202-pound senior could give them to shake the Indians. The victory puts the Panthers in a PIAA quarterfinal-round matchup next weekend with Pottsville at a time and place to be determined.
November 4, 1991 |
On the surface, Methacton and Cheltenham have similar attacks. Both rely on running games. But on Saturday, Methacton was holding the trump card - blocking. The difference in performance by the lines was reflected in the final score, 49-7 in favor of the visiting Warriors. "We're getting . . . kicked, and a lot of it's my fault," Cheltenham coach Joe Gro said after the Suburban One American Conference setback had dropped the Panthers' record to 1-8 (1-4 league). "We were hoping it would happen this year.
February 27, 1992 |
Kevin Towns was eager, very eager. The Strath Haven senior knew his team was facing a small, inexperienced Upper Perkiomen team. And if he needed incentive to do well, his team was coming off a controversial last-second loss to Ridley that determined the Central League championship. Poor Upper Perkiomen. Towns was going to make sure this wouldn't be his last high school game. It wasn't. The 6-foot, 5-inch forward scored 14 first-quarter points, became Strath Haven's all-time leading boys' scorer, and helped brush off Upper Perkiomen, 81-59, in a Class AAA District 1 game Tuesday night at Strath Haven.
November 6, 1989 |
After Cheltenham's 28-8 loss Saturday to Plymouth-Whitemarsh, Joe Gro, wearing shorts on a 50-degree November afternoon, stood outside the funereal Panthers' locker room and smiled at the improbability of it all. Who would have guessed at the start of the season that Cheltenham would be playing an important football game when most of the leaves are off the trees and the shadows on a field are long? Who would have thought that the Panthers would have entered the ninth game of the season without a loss?