December 4, 2011 |
It looked as if West Catholic was going to struggle. Pen Argyl drove more than half the field to the 1-yard line and appeared poised to snatch an early lead Saturday. The Knights handed off to 2,000-yard rusher Dylan Evans, who appeared ready to extend the ball over the plane of the goal line for a score. Marquise Gordon decided he just wanted to hit somebody. "I was actually trying to take his head off," said Gordon, the Burrs' senior linebacker. He did his team one better.
December 4, 2011 |
WHILE THE high school football season is now into Month No. 4, quarterback Jaleel Reed, of West Catholic High, doesn't need to think back very far, at all, to come up with his two most exciting memories. Topping the list is the Class AA City Title on Nov. 12 vs. Edward Bok Tech. "I'd gone down near the end of the second quarter with a bad ankle sprain," he said. "But as the game moved toward the end of the fourth quarter, we were down and I could see that my team needed me. I had to come back, tough things out and march us down the field for the win. " Right behind is Saturday's state quarterfinal vs. Pen Argyl, also held at the South Philly Super Site.
December 3, 2001 |
The St. Pius X football season ended just two days ago, but the Winged Lions already have begun thinking about how to replace workhorse running back Zack Pierce. Pierce not only carried the bulk of the Winged Lions' offense this season, he also played a major role at defensive end. Pius coach Dave Bodolus, however, does have someone to look forward to next season. The Winged Lions discovered an emerging star on Saturday in its PIAA Class AA state semifinal loss to Pen Argyl, 13-12, at Parkland.
March 16, 1994 |
Teams are supposed to feel pressure in the state playoffs, particularly teams that have not participated in PIAA postseason play before. But Merion Mercy, a 44-17 winner over Pen Argyl in the second round of the Class AA girls' basketball playoffs last night, is treating the experience like a day at an amusement park. "Coach (Joe D'Antonio) tells us the Catholic Academies League championship was the main course," senior Missy Light said. "This is just the dessert. " The Golden Bears (24-2)
November 26, 1999 |
Dr. Frank Alfred DeRenzis of Brigantine, N.J., a professor emeritus at Temple University Dental School, died of a heart attack Sunday at Temple University Hospital. He was 78. Born in Bangor, Pa., Dr. DeRenzis graduated from Bangor High School and Villanova University. He went on to attend Temple Dental School, specializing in periodontal medicine, and established a practice in Pen Argyl. Called to service during the Korean War, Dr. DeRenzis achieved the rank of captain in the Army Medical Corps.
November 26, 2012
ONLY THREE of the city leagues' 49 teams remain active as we head into Week 14 of the football season, but you won't be able to see each game in its entirety. Friday night will present no problems as Archbishop Wood - 7 p.m., vs. Interboro, at Plymouth-Whitemarsh in a Class AAA quarterfinal - will be the only team in action. Come Saturday afternoon, well, you'll have to make a choice. Also in quarterfinals, it will be La Salle vs. Parkland in AAAA, 1 p.m. at Northeast, and Imhotep vs. Pen Argyl in AA, 1 p.m. at Northern Lehigh, in Slatington, about 20 miles north of Allentown.
December 3, 2011 |
It looked as if West Catholic was going to struggle. Pen Argyl drove more than half the field to the 1-yard line and seemed poised to snatch an early lead on Saturday. The Knights handed off to 2,000-yard rusher Dylan Evans, who appeared ready to extend the ball over the plane of the goal line for a score. Marquise Gordon decided he just wanted to hit somebody. "I was actually trying to take his head off," Gordon, the Burrs' senior linebacker, said. He did his team one better.
November 28, 2011
Travel time will be minimal this weekend for most fans wanting to watch quarterfinals in the PIAA state football playoffs. Reason: Two will be in the city and even the third game won't be that far. The only game Friday night, Archbishop Wood vs. Pottsgrove in AAA, has been scheduled for 7 o'clock at Northeast High's Charlie Martin Memorial Stadium. Saturday offers a choice. You can head to the South Philly Super Site for West Catholic vs. Pen Argyl, noon start, in AA or hoof it to Liberty High, in Bethlehem, for La Salle vs. Nazareth, 1 o'clock start, in AAAA.
December 4, 2012 |
In order to demonstrate his relationship with his coach, Imhotep running back David Williams raised his right hand and crossed two fingers. "We're like this," said Williams, referring to coach Albie Crosby. Williams, the area's top running back, transferred in April to Imhotep from West Catholic, where Crosby had been the offensive coordinator before taking the Imhotep position. Along with his relationship with Crosby, Imhotep is also a few blocks from Williams' North Philadelphia home.