November 12, 2014 |
EXETER TOWNSHIP, Pa. - The final whistle had already been blown, but the race was on - a race to see who could get to the Great Valley boys' soccer fans first. They were lined up in droves by the fence at Exeter Township High School, loudly cheering. Aidan Claffey got there first. Austin Wilk, Jack Hajnik, and others soon followed, as team members ran down the line enthusiastically giving high fives. It has become a tradition of sorts, senior Kyle Hoops said, a way to celebrate with a group so dedicated and energetic that many road games feel like home contests.
November 1, 2014
THE DAILY NEWS has uncovered the secret behind Tom Brady's resurgence over the last month. The Patriots are spying again? No. Gisele's cooking has improved? Think again. Rob Gronkowski has gotten healthy? Well, that's part of it. Actually, the biggest reason Brady is on a 14-touchdown, zero-interception roll is as fundamental to football as the oblonged ball itself: Brady has had time to throw the ball. "We had some growing pains that we were all trying to get used to earlier," Brady said.
October 31, 2014 |
At the start of the season, Haddon Heights coach Brad Kent set a few goals. At the completion of Wednesday's home soccer game, the Garnets accomplished one of them. Haddon Heights (14-4-0 overall) clinched the program's first Colonial Conference Patriot Division championship with a 2-0 victory over division rival Haddon Township. Alex Pease started the scoring in the first half and assisted Sara Roselle on her second-half goal. Kacie Pisani made four saves. "We are very pleased," Kent said.
October 19, 2014 |
At first, Allie Carrigan didn't realize what had happened. The Germantown Academy senior forward received a pass from teammate Katie Westrum and dived to the ground as she swung her stick. Lying in the grass, she didn't get up until she heard the crowd and sidelines roar, as the ball entered the back right of the net and broke a scoreless tie against Springside Chestnut Hill with 18 minutes, 27 seconds remaining. Carrigan stood and hugged Westrum, and they ran to the other side of the field.
September 29, 2014 |
West Chester Rustin's Terry Loper showed his added muscle and increased quickness on three long touchdown jaunts, shedding would-be tacklers near the line of scrimmage and leaving the rest of the pack in his dust. "I worked pretty hard over the summer," the senior halfback said after leading the visiting Golden Knights to a 54-13 blitzing of Great Valley in a Ches-Mont League American Conference matchup Saturday afternoon. "I think it's paid off for me. " Loper, an inside and outside threat in a potent wing-T attack, carried the ball 21 times for a career-high 346 yards.
September 22, 2014 |
Field hockey players from Archbishop Carroll swarmed around coach Kelly Dougherty after their win at Bonner-Prendergast and gushed as she lifted her smiling, 1-year-old niece. "Maybe she's our good-luck charm," Dougherty said with a laugh. "We'll have to bring her to all of our games now. " The charm worked during a warm, sunny Saturday afternoon, as the Patriots edged the host Pandas, 2-1, in Catholic League play. In its six preceding games, Bonner-Prendergast had fallen only to still-undefeated Episcopal Academy.
September 7, 2014 |
It was intended to be a far post service. As the ball left the foot of Julian Klokner, that is exactly what it looked like: a great scoring opportunity for the Central Bucks East boys' soccer team. Instead, the ball found its way to the back of the net. When it deflected off the post and went in, it surprised the Patriots so much that they didn't really celebrate. Minus any hoopla, Klokner's strike within the first five minutes of the game was all C.B. East needed Friday afternoon, as the Patriots won their fourth straight game.
August 15, 2014 |
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The Eagles and Patriots moved their joint practice from 2 p.m. to 9 a.m. Wednesday to avoid thunder and lightning, but they still practiced in heavy rain. It was closed to fans because of the weather. Otherwise, it was simply a wetter version of a typical practice. "Put some galoshes on and go play," coach Chip Kelly said. The teams had a contingency to use the Patriots' indoor facility. With about 180 combined players and two full coaching staffs, they preferred to remain outside.
August 14, 2014 |
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - If you don't think the Eagles arrived way ahead of schedule a year ago, you must have forgotten how far behind they looked last August when they invited Tom Brady, Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots to the NovaCare Complex for a series of joint workouts. You also probably don't remember what Belichick, the future Hall of Fame coach with a handful of Super Bowl rings, said about the Eagles and rookie coach Chip Kelly before those workouts commenced. The Patriots' resident genius complimented Kelly quite often, but he didn't think his own team was practicing against a squad that was about to win the NFC East.
August 14, 2014 |
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Nick Foles' star has risen since he was last on a practice field with Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, but he's not yet in Brady's class. So the Eagles' three practices in New England will provide Foles with a chance to further study the future Hall of Famer. "Of course, Tom's one of the best to ever play the game," Foles said. "It's great to watch him and see how he conducts an offense and where he throws a ball. It's great being out here from a learning standpoint.