April 16, 2014 |
BONNER-Prendergast junior Nick Bralczyk sure isn't the new kid anymore. Truth be told, the 6-4, 195-pound transfer from Upper Darby hasn't felt like a newbie since the Friars' mid-March trip to Florida. However, when the righthander started in yesterday's Catholic League Blue battle of unbeatens at Archbishop Carroll, he was unproven. And when he threw a wild pitch that allowed Carroll to tie the game at 1-all in the fifth inning, the pressure was on. "As a pitcher, I'm thinking it's kind of my fault," Bralczyk said.
April 13, 2014 |
Caroline Schoenewald brought the wrong jersey to school Friday morning. The senior shortstop for the Central Bucks East softball team packed her away No. 11 instead of the home white one. So when she stepped onto the East diamond wearing No. 1 against Suburban One Continental rival North Penn, it felt a bit strange. The number was different, but the same old Schoenewald graced the field for the Patriots, as East won, 8-3. A Virginia Tech recruit, Schoenewald went 2 for 3 with two singles and two runs batted in, and was hit by a pitch.
February 26, 2014 |
Alliya Butts scored 11 points and Holy Cross clinched its first outright Burlington County Patriot division title since 1997 Monday with a 47-23 home win against Northern Burlington. The team shared the title in 2011. Juliette Stockton had 10 points and 15 rebounds and Cassandra Skelton had seven points and 12 boards. Cape-Atlantic. Summer Crilley stuffed the stat sheet in the league quarterfinals, posting 12 points, eight rebounds, five assists, and three steals and leading Holy Spirit, the third seed, to a 41-26 win against sixth-seeded Ocean City.
February 23, 2014
COLONIAL CONFERENCE PATRIOT Paulsboro 52, Woodbury 50: The host Red Raiders clinched their fifth consecutive division title when Theo Holloway (10 points) sank the winning layup with 5.6 seconds remaining. CAPE ATLANTIC AMERICAN Oakcrest 45, Lower Cape May 34: Ladarrell Dixon scored 10 of his 16 points in the fourth quarter and added six rebounds for the host Falcons. NONLEAGUE Gateway 64, Clayton 56: RJ Blanton piled up 21 points, 25 rebounds, 5 blocks, and 4 steals to lead the Gators, who overcame a two-point deficit in the fourth quarter.
February 17, 2014 |
While many of her classmates at Central Bucks East were enjoying a day off from school Friday because of the weather, Courtney Webster was on the couch, doing homework. The senior center for the girls' basketball team wasn't studying calculus or biology, but rather, game film. And instead of throwing snowballs or going sledding, Webster looked at notes provided by coach Liz Potash. She focused on what the Patriots had to do to win their first-round game in the District 1 Class AAAA tournament, how to stop Harriton, and whom to look out for on the opposing squad.
February 13, 2014 |
Hamisi Tarrant was in middle school the last time the Cherry Hill West boys' basketball team won a division title. He has been connected to the program one way or another for most of the 19 years since. So no one needed to explain to him what Cherry Hill West's 65-45 win over visiting Shawnee meant Tuesday night. The Lions clinched the Olympic Conference Patriot Division title. "For all of us who have been around the program for a long time, this is a milestone," Tarrant said.
February 9, 2014 |
The contest was about a minute and a half old when Margaret Anne Hubbell gave the first indication of what kind of basketball game it was going to be. A senior forward for Germantown Academy, Hubbell posted up a Penn Charter defender, received a pass, and muscled her way to the basket, getting fouled in the process. Hubbell plays the game in an undeniably physical way, and her body takes a beating over 32 minutes. She used her grit to the Patriots' advantage on Friday, as GA defeated the host Quakers, 51-36, in an Inter-Ac League matchup.
January 30, 2014 |
The NFL and New Jersey tourism boosters are preaching the gospel of money. Specifically, they're preaching that the Garden State's first Super Bowl is going to hail money, $550 million, in East Rutherford, Jersey City, and beyond - like Manhattan, which surely doesn't need the money even in the Bill De Blasio new world order. But why would you believe the NFL or Jersey politicians about anything? Nine years ago, the league forced folks to head to Jacksonville, the stripper-and-sirloin capital of North Florida, to watch the Patriots beat the Eagles, 24-21, not that we're still bitter.
January 8, 2014 |
Given the fortuitous circumstances of their 45-44 comeback win over the Kansas City Chiefs, you have to figure that the Indianapolis Colts are big believers in luck (hey, they have a horseshoe on their helmets). So it make sense that they would add an extra lucky charm to help their postseason run - and maybe put a jinx on their next opponent, the New England Patriots. On Monday, the Colts signed former Super Bowl MVP Deion Branch, just days before playing the wide receiver's ex-team in the divisional round.
January 3, 2014 |
FAIRFAX, Va. - Penn's inability to take care of the basketball proved costly last night in a 80-77 loss to George Mason at the Patriot Center. The Quakers (2-9) turned the ball over 15 times, leading to 15 points for the Patriots (7-6), negating their 10-point first-half lead. Penn shot 63 percent in the first half but just 32 percent in the second. "You can't turn the ball over and you have to hold the team to one shot every defensive possession and that is something that we didn't do as well as we did in the second half," Penn coach Jerome Allen said.