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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 24, 2016 | By Aaron Carter, Staff Writer
The PIAA boys' and girls' lacrosse championships, typically held at Hersheypark Stadium, will move to West Chester East High in June to accommodate a Beyoncé concert, according Melissa Mertz, associate executive director of the PIAA. Beyoncé, the internationally renowned singer and performer, was booked for June 12 in Hershey. The lacrosse finals were slated for June 11. "I just joked around saying, 'What lacrosse isn't as sexy as Beyoncé?' " said Mertz, laughing. As first reported by Lancaster Online, the lacrosse finals will still be held on June 11 in West Chester East's Zimmerman Stadium.
SPORTS
March 24, 2016
Boys Radnor. Now a senior, midfielder Jack Wilson returns after giving the Raiders their first PIAA boys' lacrosse championship with an overtime blast against St. Joseph's Prep last year. The Raiders return hungry for more glory despite losing several key seniors from last year's team. Malvern Prep. The Friars figure to give Haverford School all it can handle in Inter-Ac play. Offensively, Malvern is led by Kyle Anderson, Adam Goldner, and Billy Coyle, a trio that Fords coach John Nostrant said "could be one of the best attacks in the country.
SPORTS
March 20, 2016 | By Jarrad Saffren, Staff Writer
Southeastern Pennsylvania has become a force in PIAA boys' basketball in the last dozen years, and it's no accident. Teams from District 1 or District 12, which represent Southeastern Pennsylvania, have won nine of the last 11 4A state titles, eight straight 3A titles, and four of seven 2A championships. About 10 years ago, shoe companies Nike, Adidas, and Under Armour started sponsoring AAU teams and tournaments across the country, creating a year-round schedule for the area's best players.
SPORTS
March 16, 2016 | By Rick O, Columnist
Jim Donofrio is guaranteeing only one thing heading into his team's showdown with defending state champion Roman Catholic. "We're not going to play scared," the Plymouth Whitemarsh coach said. "We're not just here to give them a good showing. We're not made that way. We're going to throw all we have at them. " The Colonials (28-2) will take on the Cahillites (25-4) in a PIAA Class 4A semifinal at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Council Rock South. Donofrio got a glimpse of Chris McNesby's imposing group last summer at Temple.
SPORTS
March 16, 2016 | By the Inquirer Staff
Here is a look at the local girls' basketball teams set to play in Tuesday night's PIAA state semifinals: Class 4A: North Penn (29-3) vs. Cardinal O'Hara (25-3), 7:30 p.m. at Spring-Ford. This game was set up after two nail-biters in the quarterfinal round on Friday. North Penn, ranked No. 4 by the Inquirer, advanced to the state semifinals for the first time after slipping past Neshaminy, 42-41, and O'Hara, ranked No. 3, advanced with a 46-44 win over Garnet Valley. Expect O'Hara to play special attention to North Penn's Mikaela Giuliani and Jess Huber, although the Maidens often have balanced scoring.
SPORTS
March 15, 2016
1 Win away from a third consecutive trip to the PIAA state final for both Archbishop Wood and Neumann-Goretti. 4 Local teams left across all classes of the PIAA state tournament: Archbishop Wood, Cardinal O'Hara, Neumann-Goretti, and North Penn. 27 Combined points for Garnet Valley freshmen Brianne Borcky and Emily McAteer in the state quarterfinals.
SPORTS
March 11, 2016 | By Rick O'Brien, Staff Writer
In a script that has played out countless times, Chester's size, quickness, and defensive pressure spelled the end to an opponent's season. In this case, Spring-Ford, fresh off the program's first state playoff victory, fell victim to all the Clippers bring to the table. Larry Yarbray's squad raced to a double-digit lead in the first quarter, pulled away in the middle of the third, and easily downed the Rams, 74-49, in a PIAA Class AAAA second-round contest Wednesday night at Cheltenham.
SPORTS
March 10, 2016 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
Jess Huber admitted the film was tough to watch. For the North Penn girls' basketball team, reliving its first matchup against Perkiomen Valley wasn't fun, but there the Maidens were anyway, in Mikaela Giuliani's basement on Sunday - sans coaches - reliving it just the same. "They beat us by 19. It was really tough to watch," North Penn star Jess Huber said of the first contest of the season. "We knew we weren't that team, so we wanted to show them who we really were. " In a gut-check performance Tuesday night at Spring-Ford High, the Maidens beat the Vikings, 55-52, in the second round of the PIAA Class AAAA playoffs.
SPORTS
March 10, 2016 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
The start of the basketball season was a different experience for Morgan Goldenbaum. And it most definitely was not how she planned the start of her final year in a Neshaminy uniform. In her first three seasons, the Redskins collected 19, 18, and 14 wins, capturing Suburban One League National Conference titles in her first two years. But after Dec. 8 of this season, Neshaminy was 0-3, dropping its first three games by 10, 12, and 14 points. "It was upsetting not winning and thinking my senior year we were going to have the worst season out of any of my four," the guard said.
SPORTS
March 10, 2016 | By Aaron Carter, Staff Writer
For the first 16 minutes of the Class 3A second-round PIAA matchup, Lampeter-Strasburg junior Ben Sandberg was the best forward on the court. In fact, Sandberg's rebounding helped whittle what was once a 14-5 first-quarter advantage for Del-Val down to just four points by halftime at Coatesville High. In the third quarter, however, Del-Val senior Dwayne Coleman gave the Warriors a needed boost, which resulted in a 59-45 victory Tuesday, the team's 19th in a row. The win also sets up a quarterfinal matchup Friday with Imhotep, which destroyed District 4's Lewisburg, 72-47.
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