December 11, 2014 |
WITHOUT two starters yesterday, La Salle High stunned Germantown Academy at the Team Taggart Classic, a special basketball event at Cabrini College with far greater meaning than a non-league matchup between two top area schools. Missing seniors Najee Walls and David Krmpotich, the Explorers led nearly the entire game, trailing only after the Patriots nabbed the game's first basket. By rule, Walls and Krmpotich had to sit one game after each was disqualified during an in-game kerfuffle against Coatesville last week.
November 30, 2014 |
PLAYER OF THE YEAR / MIDFIELDER Evan Vare CENTRAL BUCKS EAST Not many players were more consistently dangerous or clutch than the Patriots junior was all season, as Vare ratcheted up his game to become one of the most dynamic offensive presences in all of District 1. He scored 28 goals and added six assists in 24 games for C.B. East, as the Patriots claimed the Suburban One League Continental Conference and District 1 Class AAA titles...
November 26, 2014 |
Perhaps this season will go down as an anomaly, rather than the beginning of a trend; but there is no doubt that this rookie wide-receiver class is special. No less than seven first-year players are ranked among the top 30 WRs in Fantasyland, with Tampa Bay's Mike Evans leading the pack. By comparison, since 2000, only twice have as many as four freshman wideouts finished among the top 30, with Percy Harvin setting the pace at No. 25 in 2009 and Michael Clayton at No. 13 in 2004.
November 16, 2014 |
HERSHEY, Pa. - Dave Moffett went down the line of his Great Valley boys' soccer players. He shook hands, put his hands on their shoulders, and said words when words needed to be said. His Patriots were devastated, having just fallen, 2-1, to Peters Township in the PIAA Class AAA state final Saturday night at Hersheypark Stadium. "It's two really good teams going toe to toe," Moffett said. "We knew they were very good defensively and aggressive, but every team has weaknesses, and we were looking to exploit that.
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.