June 12, 2016 |
The Radnor girls' lacrosse season may be on the cusp of a grand finale, but the Red Raiders were on the brink of disappointment back in late April. The reason for the turnaround: trust falls, blindfolds, and, perhaps, fate. Now, Radnor (20-6) will face season-long favorite Conestoga in the PIAA girls' lacrosse state championship game at West Chester East on Saturday at 10 a.m. The game was originally scheduled for noon but moved up because of possible afternoon thunderstorms. After poor communication and even worse execution marred a disappointing home loss to Springfield (Delco)
May 26, 2016 |
As the wheels on Radnor's bus crept 'round and 'round, the Raiders tried to stay poised as traffic delayed their arrival for the District 1 girls' lacrosse semifinals Tuesday at Downingtown West. After Radnor's thrilling 7-6 victory Tuesday against defending state champion Garnet Valley, the 37-minute delayed start was well worth the wait. Junior goaltender Alexa Solomon stonewalled three point-blank Jaguars attempts in the final two minutes to secure victory and give the Raiders back-to-back upsets, which started with a win over previously unbeaten Conestoga last week.
March 25, 2004 |
The Radnor ice hockey team had steamrolled through its first three games in the Flyers Cup Class A tournament by a combined score of 24-3. But early last night in the championship game against Lower Dauphin at the Skatium in Havertown, the Red Raiders received the message that the final would not be as easy as the other games. The Red Raiders swarmed and pressured, and finally outlasted Lower Dauphin in a 4-1 victory. It wasn't easy, but Radnor became the first team to capture three straight Flyers Cup Class A titles.
May 16, 2014 |
Radnor's Michelle Gorson was standing on third base in the 11th inning, with her team locked in a 2-2 tie with visiting Nazareth Academy on Wednesday. Gorson decided she would try to score if the ball was hit on the ground. She heard the crack of Holly Pachella's bat, but there was a problem. It was a fly ball, not a hard-hit shot up the middle. Gorson scurried back to the bag, tagged up, and raced home to score the decisive run in a 3-2 victory over the Pandas. Afterward, Gorson, a third baseman, called the moment nerve-racking.
June 9, 2016 |
Thrillers abounded at Penncrest on Tuesday as Radnor's girls and Springfield Delco's boys teams earned bids to their PIAA championship games. In Game 1, Radnor (20-6) rallied after an 8-2 deficit to knock off two-time defending champion Garnet Valley, 10-9. In the nightcap, the Cougars (20-7) scored the game's last five goals and held off Strath Haven, 8-5, thanks in large part to the stingy goaltending of junior James Spence. "I've been working all my life for this," said Spence, who finished with 11 saves.
May 18, 2015 |
When the Radnor boys' lacrosse team took the field Saturday at Harriton the Raiders didn't look to get redemption. They looked toward taking the next step. In their PIAA District 1 quarterfinal match against No. 3 Bishop Shanahan , the sixth-seeded Raiders did just that, advancing with a 9-4 win and earning a spot in the state playoffs. Last season, the story was different, as the Eagles knocked off Radnor, 10-8, in double-overtime of the quarterfinals. "We really didn't talk much about last year," Radnor coach John Begier said.
June 2, 2014 |
Radnor will advance to the state boys' lacrosse semifinals after an impressive offensive showing Saturday. Nine Red Raiders scored in a 14-3 victory over Lewisburg in the PIAA quarterfinals at Cumberland Valley. Drew Ryan netted a hat trick to give Radnor an 11-0 lead entering the second half and finished with two assists. Owen Scheuerle, Mike Thompson, and Jack Wilson each put two in the back of Lewisburg's net. Clayton Proctor added a goal and two assists. Tom Meyers gave Radnor possession of the ball for most of the game, finishing 13 for 15 on faceoffs.
October 10, 1997 |
The Upper Darby football team already had survived the toughest part of its schedule, highlighted by last week's dramatic victory over Ridley. Yesterday's game against Radnor provided a chance to keep the momentum going, and the Royals did that by earning a 35-7 victory over the Red Raiders in a Central League game. The victory helped the Royals improve to 5-1 overall and 4-1 in the league. Radnor fell to 1-6 and 0-5. Upper Darby was led by quarterback Chris McGarry, who threw for 126 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for 64 yards on 12 carries.
June 8, 2010 |
Using speed and a precision passing attack, Radnor raced past Unionville, 23-14, in a PIAA state girls' lacrosse semifinal Tuesday at West Chester East. The Red Raiders will defend their state championship Saturday at HersheyPark Stadium against Springfield (Delco). Two weeks ago, Radnor (25-1) posted a 12-9 win over Unionville (22-4), and the rematch was expected to be defense-oriented. "I really didn't expect such a high-scoring game," said senior Kelyn Freedman, who scored three goals and had four assists for Radnor.
June 8, 2015 |
HERSHEY, Pa. - Just before the season began, the Radnor boys' lacrosse team lost one of its most important figures when assistant coach George "Senior" Corrigan passed away at 84. From that moment on, the Raiders decided what their goal would be: Win it for Senior. With 48 seconds left in overtime of the PIAA state final Saturday against St. Joseph's Prep, Jack Wilson made sure they did. Wilson scored off a Drew Ryan pass to give Radnor an 11-10 victory and its first state title.