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NEWS
May 12, 1988 | By Frank Lawlor, Special to The Inquirer
A hearing of the permanent injunction request filed by the Central League against the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association has been postponed and may not be heard before September. As a result, student-athletes from the 10 Central League schools can expect to face one another on a regular basis at least through the 1988-89 school year. The PIAA in November ordered the Central League to accept as members four Chester County schools from the Chest-Mont League, which is scheduled to disband in June.
NEWS
March 14, 1989 | By Gwen Knapp, Inquirer Staff Writer
In the imaginations that stoke hot-stove leagues, the sports world is full of rivalries that never existed. Muhammad Ali vs. Joe Louis. The '27 Yankees vs. the '76 Reds. Nadia Comaneci vs. Mary Lou Retton. Then there are Philadelphia high school teams and virtually the rest of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania - separated by tradition, not time. Teams from the Catholic League and the Public League of Philadelphia do cross paths with members of the PIAA, which sponsors statewide title events.
NEWS
May 5, 1988 | By Frank Lawlor, Special to The Inquirer
It isn't going to be a fun summer for the folks at the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Assocation. As if a precedent-setting court battle with the Central League wasn't trouble enough, PIAA officials now have a Pennsylvania Senate investigation to look forward to. Aides to Sen. William Lincoln of Fayette County said this week that his resolution calling for the investigation had passed 48-0 in the Senate. A three-member subcommittee, to be named by Senate Education Committee Chairman Ralph W. Hess (R., York County)
NEWS
February 14, 1989 | By Frank Lawlor, Special to The Inquirer
The first Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association football playoffs turned out to be something of a bonanza for the organization and for the 16 teams that participated. According to District 1 chairman James Gallagher, a report on the playoffs issued at the PIAA monthly Board of Control meeting Saturday showed that the 12 playoff games had earned a total profit of approximately $100,000. There were eight semifinal games, two each in the A, AA, AAA and AAAA classes, and four subsequent championship games.
SPORTS
December 12, 2006 | By Jeff McLane INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
For years, the question lingered: When will the Philadelphia Catholic League teams be able to compete for a state title? Yesterday, that question was finally answered. Bishop Joseph McFadden, who heads Catholic Education for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, announced at a news conference that the 17 Catholic League schools under the jurisdiction of the Archdiocese will petition to join the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association by July 1. During its first year of membership, the Catholic League will transition into the PIAA - abiding by its rules - but will not participate in the state playoffs.
SPORTS
March 5, 2012
UNBEATEN DEFENDING state champion Chester will open the defense of its Class AAAA title at 3 p.m. on Saturday against Lancaster McCaskey at Norristown High in the first round of the PIAA state boys' basketball tournament. St. Joseph's Prep (21-5) faces Central Bucks West (22-5) at 5 p.m. Saturday at Archbishop Ryan. Roman Catholic (16-9) meets District 11's Parkland (21-6) at 4:30 Saturday at Bethlehem Freedom. Boys' Latin (22-6) plays Pope John Paul II (17-10) at 6 Friday at Southern, and Math, Civics & Sciences (16-9)
SPORTS
June 1, 2006 | By Rick O'Brien INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
According to Bob Ruoff, executive secretary of District 1, boys' lacrosse is likely to become a sport sponsored by the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association. Last week, a proposal was made by District 3 officials at a PIAA meeting in Shippensburg. There were no votes against district playoffs in boys' lacrosse - an opportunity already accorded girls' lacrosse teams. "I think the time has come for it," Ruoff said. "Lacrosse is growing in numbers and popularity every year.
SPORTS
May 29, 1990 | By Dave Caldwell, Inquirer Staff Writer
As he sat in his spacious office at Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association headquarters - a squat, brown brick building just a state high school championship javelin throw from the toll booths of Exit 17 of the Pennsylvania Turnpike - executive director Russell T. Werner leaned forward in his chair and tried to dispel a myth. He is not, he said, the PIAA. "One of the things I do when I go out and talk to groups is that I keep trying to promote that the PIAA is the member schools," he said.
SPORTS
March 24, 2011
At the Bryce Jordan Center, Penn State University; all games televised live on PCN: Friday Girls' State Class AA Championship Dunmore vs. Villa Maria-Erie, 1 Boys' State Class A Championship Math, Civics & Sciences vs. Lincoln Park, 3 Girls' State Class AAAA Championship Archbishop Carroll vs. Mount Lebanon, 6 Boys' State Class AAA Championship Neumann-Goretti vs. Montour, 8 ...
SPORTS
June 8, 2010
Girard Academic Music Program built leads of 1-0 and 3-2, but the end result wasn't too pretty yesterday in a PIAA Class A first-round playoff at Montgomery County Community College. The Pioneers wound up falling to Christopher Dock, 15-5, in six innings. Anthony DiVincenzo, who took the loss but also homered, and Dom Raia pitched three innings apiece for GAMP. Sal Giafaglione, Joe Coppola, Tyler Criniti and Jimmy Coin all doubled, while the first two managed two hits apiece. Great Valley 4, Bonner 1: In AAAA, at Richie Ashburn Field in South Philly, Matt Ruggieri's RBI single gave Bonner a 1-0 lead in the second inning.
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SPORTS
April 3, 2014 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Dan Jackson, boys' basketball coach at Math, Civics and Sciences Charter School, said he was outraged Tuesday when his school's athletic director showed him a post on Twitter. This was not anything he or athletic director Lonnie Diggs had talked about. Jackson said they were blindsided. The news had spread quickly from Harrisburg. The PIAA, the state's governing body of high school sports, wants to limit charter schools' use of city players. Robert Lombardi, the PIAA's executive director, proposed legislation that would require charter-school students to play their sports at neighborhood public schools.
SPORTS
March 23, 2014 | BY JOSEPH SANTOLIQUITO, For the Daily News
HERSHEY - Their song echoed through the corridors of the Hershey Giant Center, as they danced and skipped along, locked arm in arm with each other. If Seton-La Salle was walking toward an execution, the Rebels didn't look the part yesterday morning, as they approached the court for their PIAA Class AA girls state final against Neumann-Goretti. On the other side of the Giant Center, the walk through the halls was much different. The Neumann-Goretti girls were emotionless. Quiet.
SPORTS
March 14, 2014 | BY AARON CARTER, Daily News Staff Writer cartera@phillynews.com
THE LOWER MERION postgame celebration was still fresh in his mind when Roman Catholic senior Shep Garner emerged from the visitor's locker room at Archbishop Ryan. About 30 minutes earlier, the Lower Merion student section flooded the court in full-on party mode after the Aces knocked off the District 12 top-seeded Cahillites, 64-52, in a second-round PIAA matchup. His sweatshirt hood was raised and his voice was low, matching his somber countenance. Garner spoke softly about the game until he was asked what advice he'd give to his returning teammates.
SPORTS
March 4, 2014 | By Nick Carroll, Inquirer Staff Writer
The PIAA released its state basketball brackets Sunday, and District 1 Class AAAA champion Chester won't have to travel far for its opener, playing Carlisle at Coatesville on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. Neumann-Goretti, the Catholic League and District 12 AAA boys' champion, will play Berks Catholic in the Class AAA bracket at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Archbishop Ryan. In the girls' tournaments, District 1 champion North Penn will match up with Lebanon at Plymouth Whitemarsh on Friday at 7:30 in the Class AAAA bracket.
SPORTS
March 4, 2014 | BY AARON CARTER, Daily News Staff Writer cartera@phillynews.com
PIAA BASKETBALL PLAYOFF PAIRINGS THE FIRST ROUND of the PIAA basketball playoffs is upon us and 15 teams out of 75 (15 of 79 last season) from the Public and Catholic Leagues are dancing. The first round in all four classifications will be held Friday (A and AAA) and Saturday (AA and AAAA) with eight games being played between Pub/Cath sites and Philadelphia University. (District/Seeding in parenthesis) FRIDAY CLASS A Delco Christian vs. Math, Civics and Sciences (12-1)
SPORTS
March 3, 2014 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
Moments after St. Basil won its second straight District 1 Class AA title in girls' basketball, Kate Skalski compared her team's impending journey in the PIAA state tournament to a "business trip. " One of eight seniors for the Panthers, Skalski said this group has its eyes on only one thing: a state-tournament run. Basil certainly took care of business Saturday, defeating Christopher Dock, 51-23, for the district championship at Villanova's Pavilion. The Panthers took control from the start, setting the tone by knocking down seemingly anything they put up from the perimeter.
SPORTS
February 17, 2014 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
Gospel of Grace Christian, a Cheltenham school that reached the state basketball tournament last year despite having only 14 boys in ninth through 12th grades, has withdrawn from this year's playoffs because it used an ineligible player, a source said. The school also had to forfeit its 19 games played against PIAA teams. A release issued Saturday by District 1 chairman Michael Barber said the district was contacted about "a potentially ineligible player who participated in 19 contests.
SPORTS
December 15, 2013 | BY AARON CARTER, Daily News Staff Writer cartera@phillynews.com
THE PIAA HAS rescheduled its Class AA and AAAA football championships from today to tomorrow due to the threat of inclement weather. Imhotep will now face South Fayette at 1 p.m. in the AA final, while St. Joseph's Prep will take on Pittsburgh Central Catholic at 6 p.m for the AAAA crown. Last night's Archbishop Wood Class AAA title game went on as scheduled at 7 o'clock against Harrisburg's Bishop McDevitt from Hershey Park Stadium. Snowstorms earlier in the week have already made preparations difficult for City Leagues' Schools.
SPORTS
November 26, 2013 | BY AARON CARTER, Daily News Staff Writer cartera@phillynews.com
THREE city-league schools will continue their respective marches toward Hershey in the PIAA quarterfinals. In AAAA action, St. Joseph's Prep will take on Parkland, Saturday at 1 p.m. at Bethlehem SD Stadium. The Hawks, Catholic League kings, are coming off a 24-20 setback against Malvern last week. However, SJP advanced by toppling Frankford, 10-7, on Nov. 16 for the city title. Junior quarterback Jack Clements might have the reins again if senior starter Chris Martin is still out with a knee injury.
SPORTS
November 21, 2013 | By Joey Cranney and Kate Harman, Inquirer Staff Writers
It's not about winning and losing for coach Sue Persichetti and the Gwynedd Mercy field hockey team. It's about fairness. What happened to the Monarchs in their PIAA state Class AA semifinal, a 3-1 loss to Wyoming Seminary on Nov. 12, wasn't fair, Persichetti says, and the second-year head coach is not backing down from the fight. It all started when Wyoming Seminary was awarded a penalty stroke during the second half of the game, held at Emmaus High School, and scored to go up by 3-1. According to several accounts, a game official who was aware that the clock hadn't been stopped immediately as the stroke was called indicated that time should be added before the restart.
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