May 24, 2002 |
The Souderton volleyball team gathered for the final time-out of the District 1 championship match last night, and began bouncing together before returning to the court. "We just do that to get fired up," senior outside-middle hitter Adam Bennett said. "We just start jumping and jumping. " The Indians jumped all the way to the championship, rebounding for a 4-15, 15-7, 13-15, 16-14, 15-11 win over Pennsbury at Norristown High. Both teams are scheduled to open the state tournament Tuesday.
October 30, 1995 |
Sitting around in damp football equipment wasn't part of the game plan. But Souderton shook off the effects of two stoppages in the fourth quarter Friday night against host Pennridge and won the Suburban One American football game at Poppy Yoder Field, 14-0. With the victory, Souderton (6-3 overall, 6-3 league) held on to third place in the Liberty Division, behind Plymouth-Whitemarsh and Cheltenham. Pennridge dropped to 4-4 overall and in the division. The teams played nearly 39 minutes of football in steady rain, with the crowd apparently content to watch from underneath an assortment of umbrellas and rain gear.
November 12, 1998 |
Tom Coopersmith, the head coach of Souderton's ice hockey team, realizes the limitations of players new to the game. That's why Coopersmith isn't expecting much from the Indians this season. "Most of our guys are first-year or second-year players," the coach said. "I've been teaching a lot of defensive skills. Everyone is anxious to score, but not as eager to learn defensive techniques. " Souderton, which played at the junior varsity level last season, topped Bishop McDevitt, 7-5, Tuesday night at Warwick Twin Rinks to snap a five-game losing streak and notch its first Inter-County Scholastic Hockey League win of the 1998-99 campaign.
June 6, 2007 |
Kyle Greenwalt is ready for the curveball that tomorrow's baseball draft may throw him. If only Exeter had been as prepared for the Souderton righthander's knee-buckling, 12-6 breaking ball. Greenwalt, in top form, used a devastating curveball as Souderton humbled District 3's Exeter, 5-1, yesterday in a PIAA Class AAAA first-round playoff game at Quakertown's Memorial Field. The victory gave the Indians their first state playoff win - after losing to eventual state champion Delaware Valley last season in the opening round - and set up a clash with West Chester East tomorrow at a time and location to be determined.
June 10, 2011 |
After Pennsbury beat Souderton, 5-0, Thursday at Spring-Ford in near-100-degree heat to advance to the PIAA Class AAAA softball semifinals, a Falcons fan folded his chair and said: "Now that was a workmanlike win. " That was probably the best way to sum up the Falcons' 22d victory in 25 games this season. Pennsbury, seeking its sixth state championship under coach Frank McSherry, got the hits when it needed them, played near-flawless defense, and received a one-hit pitching performance from sophomore Val Buehler to put down the Indians, the surprise team of the season.
May 23, 1994 |
The mood surrounding the PIAA District 1 girls' soccer quarterfinal playoffs was one of with excitement and anticipation Thursday afternoon as defending state champion Central Bucks West hosted the first-year program of Souderton. "We didn't really know anything about Souderton except that they had a very good record," Central Bucks West junior Maggie Moyer said after West had routed the Indians, 9-1. "We worked very hard in practice getting ready for the game, but when the game started, we were a little nervous.
July 18, 1991 |
Souderton manager Mark Ludlow was understandably skeptical when he received a call from 41-year old Bob Anderson late in the summer of 1989. "He said he was interested in pitching for us," said Ludlow. "My gut reaction was that he was some guy who was watching a game on television and remembered what is was like when he pitched in Little League. " But there was something about Anderson that was different. He said he had just moved to Bucks County from California, where he pitched in a weekend league.
May 13, 1997 |
Souderton is the top seed in the PIAA District 1 volleyball tournament that begins today, and the Indians are hoping to avoid the upset that kept them from claiming the title last season. Then, as the No. 1 seed, they suffered their first loss of the season in the district semifinals to eventual champion William Tennent. "I think this is going to be an interesting year; I think there are going to be some upsets," said Indians coach Will Lapp, whose team has been ranked in the Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association top-20 state poll all season.
April 28, 1998 |
The Souderton boys' volleyball team claimed its second title of the season Saturday by defeating Governor Mifflin, 15-10, 16-14, in the Quakertown Tournament finals. "Everybody did a pretty good job," said Indians coach Will Lapp, whose team was 14-1 in games at Quakertown. "Brad Garrett and Dan Hoch did a good job on the outside, and Matt Musselman did well in the middle. Momentum was a key to the win. "All the teams we played were really scrappy," Lapp said. "We'd finish one good match and go on to the next.
February 5, 1997 |
The effort to ban in-line skating from local streets is back stronger than ever, after a delay to consider the rights of residents to skate freely in the borough. A ban was initially proposed because of growing safety concerns about reckless skating and stunt riding. Last month, though, several Borough Council members and residents spoke up for the rights of recreational skaters, causing the ban to be shelved for further discussion. That discussion only increased the number of skating critics.