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September 11, 1995 | By James Cordrey, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
After Spring-Ford's 30-6 home victory Friday night over Pioneer Athletic Conference football rival Pottsgrove, some Spring-Ford players were kidding junior tailback Mike Bach. "You're slow, man," several players said as they filed off the field, referring to his 49-yard carry that almost went for a touchdown. A Pottsgrove defensive back had caught Bach from behind at the Pottsgrove 29-yard line. At any speed, Bach's performance was instrumental in the Rams' victory. The win gave Spring-Ford a 2-0 overall record, 1-0 in the conference.
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June 5, 1988 | By Frank Lawlor, Special to The Inquirer
The announcer who worked Thursday's District 1 Class AAA baseball title game between Upper Darby and Spring-Ford at West Chester University's field must have a biting sense of humor. In addition to reciting the lineups, he filled the time between innings with music played over a boom box from his table at the end of the Upper Darby dugout. As the Royals returned from the field facing an 11-run deficit in the middle of the fourth inning, his musical selection was Glen Miller's "In the Mood.
SPORTS
November 21, 1994 | By Steve Wartenberg, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
It will be a battle between high-powered offenses when undefeated Spring- Ford (10-0, 8-0) and Phoenixville (10-0, 8-0) go head-to-head for the Pioneer Athletic Conference title in the area's best Thanksgiving Day matchup. The game will be played at 10 a.m. at Spring-Ford. Both teams decided not to participate in the district playoffs to make sure they played this game, and each has been preparing for the other since the season began. Phoenixville has a very well-rounded offense, led by quarterback Adam Speaker (1,777 yards and 15 touchdowns)
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May 25, 1995 | By Frank Bertucci, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Neshaminy's players were feeling good about their chances of beating Spring-Ford by the second inning of yesterday's District 1 playoff game. The Redskins had just scored two runs, and that's usually enough when Brian Moyer is pitching. They were right. Neshaminy, the fifth seed in Class AAA, topped Spring-Ford, 4-1, to advance to a quarterfinal game with Springfield (Delco) tomorrow afternoon at a neutral site. "We didn't have any kind of scouting report on them," Moyer said of the 14-6-1 Rams, second-place finishers in the Pioneer Conference.
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November 30, 1992 | By Brian Miller, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
If there were a key series in Phoenixville's Thanksgiving Day game against Spring-Ford, it was right after Phoenixville quarterback Mike Grove blitzed around the right end 6 yards for a touchdown early in the second quarter. It helped the Phantoms to a 7-0 lead and sent giddy hopes of a major upset through the large contingent of Phantoms fans who had traveled to a misty Coach McNelly Stadium. But Spring-Ford, with the Pioneer Athletic Conference title already in its pocket, was out to prove something.
NEWS
September 30, 1991 | By Chris Morkides, Special to The Inquirer
Ralph O'Neil is not an imposing physical specimen. At 5 feet, 9 inches and 180 pounds, the Spring-Ford junior could pass more easily for a clarinet player in the school band than the Rams' star running back. But do not tell that to the Great Valley defenders who unsuccessfully tried to stop O'Neil Friday night. They will tell you O'Neil most resembles a Sherman tank after he rushed 26 times for 111 yards and 2 touchdowns in the host Rams' 37-6 victory. O'Neil carried the ball 20 times for 92 yards in the first half.
NEWS
February 24, 1992 | By John Roach, SPECIAL TO THE INQUIRER
Lower Merion's Alison Cohen drilled a jump shot from the wing, bringing her team's first-round playoff game to a halt, as the public announcer declared that Cohen had just scored her 12,020th point to become the school's all-time leading girls' scorer. Did he really say 12,000 points? Did that include practice and pre-game layups? A few fans caught on to the mistake, and some - having watched Cohen shine for more than three quarters already - shrugged and perhaps thought, "With her, who knows?"
NEWS
October 16, 1989 | By Joe Fite, Special to The Inquirer
Playing under a full moon on Friday the 13th, Lansdale Catholic pushed aside bad omens, a penchant for inconsistency, and host Spring-Ford in its 48-16 Pioneer Athletic Conference victory, its first victory of the year. The Crusaders (1-3-2, 1-2-2 league) followed the lead of quarterback Jim Calafati, making his first varsity start in place of Noel Maerz. Maerz injured his shoulder last week in a 21-6 loss to Owen J. Roberts. Calafati completed 10 of 13 passes for 169 yards and 3 touchdowns, leading a Lansdale Catholic attack that forged a 14-0 lead at the end of the first quarter, 34-0 at halftime, and 41-0 before Spring-Ford (2-4, 1-3)
NEWS
February 3, 1992 | By Brian Miller, SPECIAL TO THE INQUIRER
This will be a telling week for Great Valley as the Patriots aim at making the Pioneer Athletic Conference's four-team playoff field. The Patriots, after easing past Perkiomen Valley, 58-44, on Thursday, stand at 7-8 in the PAC-10 (9-10 overall). Pottstown, after drubbing Spring-Ford, 72-41, on Friday, has clinched the regular-season title with a 15-0 mark. Pottsgrove is second at 11-4 with Lansdale Catholic in third with a 10-5 record. Spring-Ford and Owen J. Roberts are both one game ahead of the Patriots at 8-7. Valley travels to Spring-Ford tomorrow, hosts Roberts on Friday, then finishes the regular season at home against Pottsgrove the following Tuesday.
NEWS
September 30, 1991 | By David T. Shaw, Special to The Inquirer
There was a time not long ago when Owen J. Roberts golf coach John Murphy thought having five players come in with a total of less than 300 for 12 holes would win not just league matches, but also league titles. This season, Murphy has watched his theory go astray just like a drive into the woods. Three times this year, including twice last week, the Wildcats have posted scores of less than 300 - and lost. On Thursday, Roberts was beaten on its own turf at Kimberton by Spring- Ford, 289-295.
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November 15, 2015 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
With a rail-thin frame, Neshaminy wide receiver and free safety Zach Tredway doesn't strike fear in most opponents. But the 6-foot-3, 170-pound junior's first-half showing in Friday night's District 1 Class AAAA opening-round playoff against Spring-Ford put future opponents on high alert. Tredway made five catches for 79 yards and picked off a pass as the 13th-seeded Redskins built a 17-0 lead and easily dispatched the previously undefeated and No. 4 Rams, 31-16, in Royersford. "It might not look like it, but Zach works very hard in the weight room," Neshaminy coach Steve Wilmot said.
SPORTS
November 12, 2015 | By Mark Macyk, Inquirer Staff Writer
Alayna Gairo scored the winner just before halftime Tuesday as Spring-Ford came from behind to defeat Archbishop Ryan, 2-1, in the first round of the PIAA Class AAA girls' soccer tournament. Ryan took an early lead at Northeast after Jules Blank scored three minutes in. KK O'Donnell tied it a few minutes later. PIAA State Class AAA Field Hockey 1st Round Elizabeth Farrell scored in OT and Downingtown East dispatched Stroudsburg, 1-0, at Spring-Ford. PIAA State Class AA Field Hockey 1st Round Annina Iacobucci knocked in three goals as Villa Maria sank Boiling Springs, 4-1, at Quakertown.
SPORTS
November 8, 2015 | By Trevor Newcomb, Inquirer Staff Writer
It was supposed to be a barn-burner. The game that decided the Pioneer Athletic Conference title wasn't as high scoring as many predicted, but host Spring-Ford's 28-14 victory over defending champion Perkiomen Valley didn't lack for excitement. "There's been a lot of talk all week, obviously, so there was a lot of hype going into this game," Spring-Ford running back Matt Gibson said. "It just feels amazing winning this game. " Spring-Ford's ground attack, led by Matt Gibson and Selwyn Simpson, dominated.
SPORTS
November 2, 2015 | By Tyler Harper, Inquirer Staff Writer
Nick Dahl of Germantown Friends and Jerrica Bauer of George School each won Independent Schools cross-country state championships Saturday at Belmont Plateau. Dahl completed the 3.1-mile course in 16 minutes, 5.5 seconds. Bauer crossed in 18:40.40. Germantown Friends swept the team titles. District 1 Girls' Soccer Class AAA Quarterfinals Gina Peraino scored on a penalty kick with 27 minutes left to give 10th-seeded Downingtown West a 2-1 upset at No. 2 Pennsbury in the District 1 AAA quarterfinals.
SPORTS
October 27, 2015 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
If Perkiomen Valley and Spring-Ford avoid upset losses next weekend, the teams will square off for top Pioneer Athletic Conference honors - and a higher seed in the PIAA District 1 Class AAAA playoffs - Nov. 6 in Royersford. That said, is there a chance the Vikings (7-0 in PAC-10 action) could look past Upper Perkiomen (2-5) and ahead to the Rams (7-0) in a potential winner-take-all showdown? "I doubt it," Perkiomen Valley senior defensive tackle T.J. Foley said. "It's probably going to be a huge game against Spring-Ford, but we can't look past anybody.
SPORTS
October 24, 2015 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
On the same stage three years ago, Sarafina Valenti remembered, she was really nervous, even with what she called "the best back line" in front of her. "When I was a little freshman, I feel like I just shook the entire time back there," Boyertown's goalkeeper said about the 2012 Pioneer Athletic Conference championship game. That player has been gone for some time now, as the current version of Valenti is one with confidence and swagger. It's evident in the way the Penn State recruit commands the box and how she barks out orders to her teammates to push up or come back.
SPORTS
September 19, 2015 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
When Missy Moore is setting up to take a free kick for the Spring-Ford girls' soccer team, there is one of her teammates that she is most likely looking to find: Laura Suero. It's been that way for a few years now, as Suero has gotten quite the reputation for being great in the air. A foul is called, and Moore places the ball down on the field. She looks up for No. 22, figures out the run she'll make, and she serves the ball onto her head. Boom, boom, boom. It's that simple.
NEWS
May 18, 2015 | By Evan Cross, Inquirer Staff Writer
Lucas Spence scored five goals to lead Springfield (Delco) past Spring-Ford, 9-8, in a District 1 boys' lacrosse quarterfinal at Harriton. Zach Hare led the Rams with three goals. In another District 1 quarterfinal at Harriton, Tommy Sopko's goal gave Conestoga a 9-8 win over Penncrest. John Roulston had eight saves for the Pioneers.   Girls' Lacrosse Maddie Lally returned from a concussion to make nine saves, helping Radnor defeat Garnet Valley, 12-9, in a District 1 lacrosse quarterfinal at West Chester East.
NEWS
May 14, 2015 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
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.
NEWS
May 9, 2015
An article in Friday's editions incorrectly identified the winner of the Pioneer Athletic Conference boys' lacrosse championship game. Jake Hvazda's overtime goal gave Spring-Ford an 8-7 win at Owen J. Roberts. The Rams have won five straight titles.
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