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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.
NEWS
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)
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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 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.
NEWS
May 7, 2015 | By Aaron Carter, Inquirer Staff Writer
Zach Hare was about 8 years old when he stumbled across what would become his ticket to collegiate athletics. After Spring-Ford dominated Methacton, 12-4, Tuesday in a Pioneer Athletic Conference semifinal at Owen J. Roberts, the senior midfielder recounted the day he found buried treasure. "I actually found a lacrosse stick in my garage one day," said Hare, who scored two goals and added an assist. "I asked my dad what it was, and he said it was his stick from college. And it kind of all took off from there.
NEWS
April 13, 2015 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
"Well, that was a good one," Emily Oltman remarked to Noelle McCullough, after her warm-up pitch flew over the catcher's head and went to the backstop at Spring-Ford's Ram Park. "I would have swung at it," a Perkiomen Valley teammate quipped from the infield. It was the middle of the fourth inning, and the Vikings were feeling loose. For big games, such as the one that pitted two unbeaten Pioneer Athletic Conference foes against each other on Saturday, Shannon Beattie said that the plan is to stay relaxed.
SPORTS
March 3, 2015 | By Rick O'Brien, For the Daily News
NEUMANN-GORETTI will open defense of its Class AAA boys' title against District 3's Gettysburg at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Archbishop Ryan. Coach Carl Arrigale and the District 12-champion Saints (24-2) are seeking their fifth crown in six seasons. Last year, the squad took top honors with a 64-57 overtime triumph against District 3's Susquehanna Township. In Class AAAA, La Salle, District 12's No. 3 seed, opens against Ridley, District 1's fourth-place finisher, at 1 p.m. Saturday at Spring-Ford.
SPORTS
March 3, 2015 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
The PIAA released its state basketball brackets Sunday, and Neumann-Goretti learned that it will open defense of its Class AAA boys' title against District 3's Gettysburg at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Archbishop Ryan. Coach Carl Arrigale and the District 12 champion Saints (24-2) are seeking their fifth crown in six seasons. Last year, the squad took top honors with a 64-57 overtime triumph against District 3's Susquehanna Township. In Class AAAA, La Salle, District 12's No. 3 seed, opens against Ridley, District 1's fourth-place finisher, at 1 p.m. Saturday at Spring-Ford.
SPORTS
February 27, 2015 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
Sitting in the stands at Council Rock South High School, the Abington girls' basketball team had two games they were paying attention to Wednesday night: the one in front of them, and the one being played at Temple. The one they were watching in person was Central Bucks West against Downingtown East, in the other District 1 Class AAAA girls' basketball semifinal. The one at Temple featured the Abington boys' team, which was also playing in the district semifinals. By the time the Abington girls walked onto the court against Spring-Ford, they knew the boys had already advanced to the championship game Friday.
SPORTS
January 26, 2015 | By Tim McManus, Inquirer Staff Writer
Gabby Troisi sank two free throws with six seconds left to give Pope John Paul II a 45-44 victory over Penn Charter in the Blue Chip Super Showcase at Spring-Ford on Saturday. Lauren Dao hit three three-pointers en route to 11 points, and was named the Golden Panthers' MVP. Hannah Fox led Penn Charter with 20 points. In another game in the showcase: Julia Gantz scored 14 and Lexi Stover added 13 to pace Archbishop Carroll, ranked ninth in Southeastern Pennsylvania by The Inquirer, past St. Elizabeth (Del.)
SPORTS
January 26, 2015 | By E.J. Smith, Inquirer Staff Writer
Nick Beauchamp woke up Saturday morning hungry, sick, and uncertain. After checking the weather the night before, the senior on the Spring-Ford wrestling team was faced with a decision to eat a full-size meal in hopes the match would be postponed, or focus on making weight. He chose wisely. "Those of us who were watching our weight were wondering 'Can I eat tonight? Will the meet be snowed out?' " Beauchamp said after Spring-Ford's 39-18 win over visiting Owen J. Roberts. "I decided not to [eat]
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