March 25, 2016 |
Caela Abadie, West Chester Rustin. One of the best power hitters in the state, the senior pitcher is tied for the Pennsylvania record with 31 career home runs. She will play for St. Joseph's University in the fall. Taylor Briggs, Council Rock North. An impact player as a freshman last year, she hit .403, registered 25 hits, scored 20 runs and knocked in 10. The shortstop's consistency in a strong league will pay dividends for the Indians. Ana Bruni, Perkiomen Valley. The senior shortstop set four single-season records last season for the Vikings: hits, batting average, runs, and steals.
January 31, 2016
Boys' Basketball BICENTENNIAL LEAGUE New Hope-Solebury 54, Devon Prep 53 (OT) CENTRAL LEAGUE Haverford High 54, Lower Merion 44 CHES-MONT LEAGUE West Chester East 49, West Chester Rustin 48 MID-ATLANTIC PREP LEAGUE Hill School 71, Mercersberg 49 NONLEAGUE Math, Civics and Sci 61, Wilson-West Lawn 57 Coatesville 62, Frederick Douglas (N.Y.) 55 Octorara 58, West Philadelphia 51 Lawrenceville 69, Phelps 62 (OT) Chester 76, Whitehall 68 Arch.
December 13, 2015
BASKETBALL PIONEER ATHLETIC CONFERENCE Pottsgrove 47, Phoenixville 41 (OT): Diana Randleman scored 27 points, including eight in overtime, to lead Pottsgrove to victory at home. Boyertown 51, Owen J. Roberts 22: Abby Kapp and Ali Bauman each netted eight points to lead host Boyertown. Kapp also had 10 rebounds. CENTRAL LEAGUE Garnet Valley 47, Conestoga 36: Maddie Ireland netted 16 points, including 11 from the free-throw line in the second half, to lead the Jaguars at home.
November 21, 2015 |
Chris Gicking was a record-setting quarterback at Marple Newtown, throwing for 5,897 yards and 53 touchdowns from 1993 to 1995. After going to Villanova on a scholarship, the Broomall native transferred to Shippensburg and passed for 6,325 yards and 65 touchdowns in three seasons. That was followed by a brief stint in the Arena Football League II. Following in the footsteps of his father, Harry, Gicking spent 13 years as an assistant at Conestoga. Things came full circle when he took over at Marple Newtown last year following Ray Gionta's move to Sun Valley.
October 30, 2015 |
With Norristown and Upper Merion coming over from the Suburban One League, the Pioneer Athletic Conference will expand from 10 to 12 teams for the 2016-17 school year. For football, that means a split to two divisions. The large-school Liberty Division will be made up of Spring-Ford (current boys' enrollment number of 935), Boyertown (919), Norristown (818), Perkiomen Valley (740), Owen J. Roberts (659), and Methacton (624). The small-school Frontier Division will be made up of Upper Merion (487)
September 7, 2015 |
With Paul Dooley now donning the purple and gold of West Chester University, incoming starter Matt Rahill had some big shoes to fill at quarterback for Springside Chestnut Hill. Saturday afternoon, the junior did not disappoint. Rahill completed 10 of 17 passes for 157 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Blue Devils to a 39-7 rout of visiting Washington in a nonleague game. Matt Hoffman caught three touchdowns and finished with 96 yards on five catches. Jack Cucinotta caught a 22-yard touchdown pass as part of a 20-point third quarter.
May 14, 2015 |
The celebration was everything you would expect from a game-ending single in the 11th inning of a conference semifinal. There was jumping. There was hugging. For AnaMarie Bruni, the player who provided a spark all afternoon for Perkiomen Valley, it was an awesome experience. It also hurt. After Rachel Helverson crossed the plate to give the Vikings a 4-3 win over Pottsgrove at Spring-Ford, the players converged on her, and one another. Amid the hoopla, a teammate poked Bruni, Perk Valley's shortstop, in the left eye. Afterward she had ice on it. Something else is bound to make her eye feel better, however.
May 3, 2015
SOFTBALL INTER-AC Penn Charter 10, Springside Chestnut Hill 5: Coach Donald Mittica won his 300th game for the visitors. Kayla Quinn struck out eight. Episcopal Academy 10, Agnes Irwin 0: Princeton recruit Alex Viscusi struck 12 in a five-inning perfect game for the home team. Gillian Smith went 4 for 4 with two RBIs and two doubles. Notre Dame 5, Germantown Academy 4: Emma Spaeder drove in the go-ahead run on a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the sixth. Freshman Marissa Mycek had two hits, two runs and two RBIs.
April 19, 2015
SOFTBALL CHES-MONT Avon Grove 12, Octorara 0: Maggie Balint struck out 14 of the 15 batters she faced and tossed a five-inning perfect game at Octorara. Courtney Coppock scored four runs. Great Valley 3, West Chester Henderson 2: Leah Rizzi drove in the go-ahead run in the bottom of the sixth. Bridget Taylor tied it with an RBI single earlier in the inning. West Chester East 10, Unionville 2: Olivia Rogers struck out five in a four-hitter to lead the hosts. Leah Ritchey went 4 for 5 with three runs.