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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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May 10, 2016 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
Baserunners kept stealing on the Sting. Megan Kern was 11 or 12 at the time, playing one of her two usual positions in the infield - shortstop or third base - for the Limerick-based softball team. The Sting was her travel team back then - still is, as a matter of fact - and the squad was playing in a tournament behind the Boyertown YMCA. In the middle of the game, her coach, Lee Trythall, decided to do something. He put Kern behind the plate. Five years later, Trythall is still Kern's coach, and he hasn't had to worry about runners trying to advance on his team since.
SPORTS
May 9, 2016 | By Aaron Carter, Staff Writer
Spring-Ford defenseman Liam Hare chugged downfield with subterfuge in his head and nothing but green turf in front of him. With the ball cradled in his stick, the senior long-pole, who will play Division I lacrosse at Jacksonville University next season, galloped toward the Downingtown East goal in the second quarter of Spring-Ford's 9-5 nonleague road win Saturday. Hare had already wrested possession from a driving attacker in the Spring-Ford zone before leading an offensive charge.
SPORTS
April 28, 2016 | By Jack Goodwillie, Staff Writer
Spring-Ford tennis player Patrick Pascual defeated Luke Pain of Perkiomen Valley in three sets to win the Pioneer Athletic Conference boys' singles championship at Perkiomen Valley on Tuesday. Pascual, a senior, won, 6-1, 4-6, 6-4. Nick Simeone of Methacton defeated Perkiomen Valley's Shaan Kawalramani, 6-3, 6-2, in the third-place match. Spring-Ford's Nick Griswold defeated Mike Ellis of Phoenixville, 6-1, 6-2, in the fifth-place match. Baseball Gil Dreyfuss was a triple shy of hitting for the cycle when he went 4 for 4 with a home run, two doubles, a single, and four RBIs in Friends' Central's 12-2 victory at Friends Schools League foe Friends Select.
SPORTS
April 24, 2016 | By Trevor Newcomb, Staff Writer
One word comes to mind when describing Jake Zoller's pitching performance for Spring-Ford on Friday - dominant. Zoller tossed seven innings of two-hit baseball, striking out 11 Upper Perkiomen batters and giving up one unearned run in a 3-1 win for the hosts. Sean McHugh knocked in two runs and Drew Skrocki scored two runs in the Pioneer Athletic League matchup. Skrocki, Brad Clemens and Quinn McKenna each hit a double. Inter-Ac League. Cam Williams ripped a double and drove in three runs as Malvern Prep downed visiting Penn Charter, 12-7.
SPORTS
April 3, 2016 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
Gillian Barrie called it a "collective effort. " The decision for the Perkiomen Valley rightfielder to bunt toward the first-base side in the fourth inning, that is. It started during her pre-at-bat conversation with senior shortstop Ana Bruni, who had reached third base on her second triple of the game. Then Barrie saw her third-base coach point, which made her look toward first and recall discussions she had with Bruni at practice about dragging bunts. No signals had to be called.
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
February 21, 2016 | By Jarrad Saffren, Staff Writer
Brett Foster drove the lane and kicked the ball to an open Ryan Bollinger in the left corner. Bollinger swished a three-pointer as the Ridley student section roared. One fan in a Kevin Durant Seattle SuperSonics jersey did push-ups on Ridley's gym floor. Just seconds after Spring-Ford had taken its first lead in a District 1 Class 4A quarterfinal Friday night, Ridley had taken the lead back, 36-35, with five minutes left. Moments later, Foster drove again and lobbed the ball to a wide-open Liam Thompson on the left wing.
SPORTS
February 19, 2016 | By Trevor Newcomb, Staff Writer
For Garnet Valley on Wednesday night, two players stood above the rest. In a 66-57 victory over visiting Spring-Ford, Maddie Ireland and Emily McAteer powered the Jaguars to the quarterfinals of the District 1 girls' basketball playoffs. Ireland scored a team-high 21 points, adding four assists and nine steals to her line for the night. McAteer was right behind her teammate as far as point totals, scoring 20 points. She also contributed six steals and a pair of rebounds in the second- round matchup.
SPORTS
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.
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