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July 18, 2014 | Staff Report
THE FREEDOMS defeated the visiting Springfield Lasers, 21-18, in World TeamTennis action at Villanova's Pavilion last night. Marcelo Melo played on both the winning men's doubles and mixed doubles teams to help lead the Freedoms (4-4) to their second straight victory. The Freedoms host the Washington Kastles, featuring Venus Williams, tonight at 7.
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February 6, 2013
Mike Dougherty, Springfield (Delco) Running Back 5-foot-10 200 pounds College: Stetson Dougherty recorded 132 tackles, including 43 solos, in 11 games last season. He closed his career with 450 tackles. At running back last season, he carried 64 times for 281 yards and six touchdowns. Stetson, a member of the Pioneer Football League, returns to competition in the fall after a 57-year absence. -- Rick O'Brien
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May 22, 2009 | By Aaron Bracy FOR THE INQUIRER
The underdog finally had its day. Madison Poplawski and Samantha Tulskie each scored four goals to lead third-seeded Springfield (Delaware County) to a 14-9 victory over top-seeded and heavily favored Radnor in the District 1 girls' lacrosse championship last night at Marple Newtown. The Cougars (21-2), who never trailed, avenged a 15-5 regular-season loss while handing Randor (20-1) its first defeat with a shockingly easy victory. Springfield started fast, scoring five of the first seven goals, then withstood a Radnor rally before finishing off the victory with the final four goals.
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November 27, 1989 | By Bill Doherty, Special to The Inquirer
Springfield (Delco)'s 1989 football season is officially over. Berwick defeated previously unbeaten Dunmore, 6-0, in their Eastern Conference final Saturday afternoon. With 1 minute, 18 seconds left in the third quarter, quarterback Joe Kelchner scored the game's only touchdown on a 1-yard run to give Berwick the win and the Class AAA Region 1 state playoff berth. With the win, Berwick (13-0) finished with 70 points in the PIAA rankings, 2 points ahead of Springfield (Delco)
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October 8, 1989 | By Bill Doherty, Special to The Inquirer
For the first time in the '80s, the best football team in the Central League may not be Ridley. Statistically, anyway, Springfield has to be the favorite. After yesterday's 42-7 annihilation of Marple Newtown, the Cougars can boast of the following: They have outscored their first five opponents by a combined score of 156-17. They have held the opposition to a total of 57 yards rushing on 112 carries. Their junior tailback, Chuck Robinson, yesterday rushed for 239 yards and two touchdowns on 27 carries, bringing his five-game total to 892 yards and 12 touchdowns.
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November 20, 1988 | By Edward Kracz, Special to The Inquirer
A decade of dominance is complete. Ridley vanquished host Springfield (Delco), 28-6, yesterday before a crowd of about 5,000 to capture its 10th consecutive Central League championship. The Green Raiders ended Springfield's school-record winning streak at eight games. Despite the success the Cougars enjoyed this year, winning nine games for the first time in their history, they have not defeated the Raiders since 1963. That hex might have been snapped had the Cougars been able to play the second half the way they did the first.
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June 5, 2014 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Aly Gormley sat on the track at West Chester Henderson and unlatched the brace from her right leg after Springfield (Delco) defeated Great Valley, 13-8, Tuesday in a PIAA girls' lacrosse semifinal. The Cougars midfielder stuffed the black brace into her backpack. She said it is her "security blanket" after she tore an anterior cruciate ligament in the first round of last season's state playoffs. The ligament is still a bit weak, Gormley said, and the brace protects her lateral movement.
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June 5, 1997 | By Chris Morkides, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
When the Central League title was there for the taking, Springfield pitcher Nicole Zitarelli took it by tossing a no-hitter in a 2-0 win over Marple Newtown on May 7. When the District 1 Class AAA title was there for the taking, Zitarelli stepped forward again with three shutouts in the district playoffs and a gritty four-hit effort in the Cougars' 3-2 victory over Council Rock in the district final Thursday. This was a year for taking. Stacey Zagol was pitching for the University of Virginia, not for a Conestoga team that had won nine straight Central League titles and last year's district championship.
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September 16, 2012 | By Nick Carroll, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Springfield (Delco) displayed its resiliency for the second straight week, earning a 28-7 Central League win at Lower Merion on Saturday. Despite committing an early turnover in its own zone and another to give Lower Merion an opportunity to tie the game in the second half, Springfield rebounded to emerge victorious. "There's going to be 150 plays. There's going to be lots of good plays, and then we're going to make a mistake here and there," Springfield coach Tom Kline said.
NEWS
April 21, 2012 | By Evan Burgos, FOR THE INQUIRER
It wasn't the most exciting, and it lacked the scoring punch of the other periods, but the third quarter of its 12-6 win at Springfield (Delco) was perhaps the most emblematic reason that Downingtown East continued to roll Saturday in boys' lacrosse. After building an 8-2 halftime lead in the nonleague game, East (8-3) dominated possession for nearly 11 of the 12 third-quarter minutes, practically camping in Springfield's defensive zone. Oddly, Springfield (7-3) had scored the stanza's first goal, with 1 minute, 17 seconds to go. But East wasted little time in re-extending its lead to six. Junior midfielder Kyle Lauletta netted his third goal of the game by posting up a Springfield defender, like a power forward on the low block, before slinging the ball past goalie Jeremy Cavanaugh just 26 seconds later.
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August 2, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Mark M. Cordes, 59, of Drexel Hill, a landscape designer and community volunteer, died Friday, July 24, of cancer at Bryn Mawr Hospital. Born in Elizabeth, N.J., and reared in Broomall, Mr. Cordes was the son of Ruth and George Cordes. He attended Cardinal O'Hara High School in Springfield, Delaware County, and Villanova University. A talented high school athlete, Mr. Cordes earned varsity letters in football, basketball, and baseball. He received many offers to play football at other schools, but chose Villanova, where he earned a bachelor's degree in marketing.
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July 1, 2015
Dan Archibong, a two-way lineman from Springfield (Delco), has made an oral commitment to attend Temple, becoming the sixth player from the class of 2016 to commit to the Owls. Among the schools recruiting him were Connecticut, Army, Massachusetts, Old Dominion, and Western Michigan. The 6-foot-51/2, 252-pound Archibong said he was recruited as a defensive lineman and could play end or tackle. "Temple's program is on the rise and it's great to be part of it," Archibong said. "It's a great feeling to have made my choice.
NEWS
June 4, 2015 | By Aaron Carter, Inquirer Staff Writer
Exertion had stained the skin under Mike Thompson's eyes a dull shade of crimson, and a playoff pact gave his face a stubble-filled beard. And with that countenance oozing intensity and jubilation, Thompson burst into Radnor's exuberant postgame celebration and let loose a guttural message. "We ain't done yet!" the senior attacker growled after a PIAA semifinal victory Tuesday. "We ain't done yet!" Second-half domination helped the Raiders thump Springfield (Delco), 12-5, at Haverford High and also exorcise some demons.
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June 1, 2015 | By Aaron Carter, Inquirer Staff Writer
There was a time earlier this season when Mike Gerzabek doubted his abilities on the lacrosse field. The junior attacker for Springfield (Delco) missed a few opportunities and didn't feel as if he was playing to his potential. After all, he comes from quality lacrosse stock. But those days in the doldrums are long since gone. On Saturday, Gerzabek's five goals helped the Cougars claw Central Bucks East, 8-3, at Harriton and advance to the PIAA semifinals against Radnor on Tuesday.
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May 29, 2015 | By Evan Cross, Inquirer Staff Writer
When scattered thunderstorms delayed the start of the game for 90 minutes, Great Valley's girls' lacrosse team didn't spend the extra time stressing out. The players relaxed and had fun with each other. "They're friends on and off the field," Great Valley coach Kim Wenger said. "They're teammates first. That hour that they killed, they were going crazy and having a great time. " It paid off, as the Patriots scored the first goal of the game less than 90 seconds after it began and never relinquished the lead.
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May 28, 2015 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
Eric DiPietro nicely summed up Devon Prep teammate Pat Rohr's demeanor on the mound. "He's all business," the senior third baseman said. "His expression never changes. You wouldn't know if he just struck out the side or gave up a three-run homer. " The unflappable Rohr went the distance on three days' rest as the Tide claimed the PIAA District 1 Class AA title with a 4-3 win over Springfield (Montco) Tuesday afternoon at Glen Mills. Because Rohr threw 70 pitches in four innings Friday against Bristol, Devon skipper Mark Aquilante was prepared to pull the 5-foot-11, 175-pound senior righthander after three or four innings.
NEWS
May 23, 2015 | By Aaron Carter, Inquirer Staff Writer
Just before John Lewis settled into the blocks last week at the District 1 track and field championships, a race official announced the 800-meter record to the crowd inside Coatesville's stadium. Hong Cho of Wissahickon set the mark of 1 minute, 50.92 seconds in 2011. His record would stand only a few more minutes. Lewis, a Cheltenham senior headed to Clemson next season, knew that time was within reach. "When they announced it," Lewis said, "I was like, 'I can definitely get that record.' " When he crossed the finish line, his unofficial time was announced as 1:48 and change.
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May 23, 2015 | By Aaron Carter, Inquirer Staff Writer
About this time last year, Kyle Long was an eighth-grader just finishing up his last playoff game for his Springfield youth lacrosse club. Thursday night, however, the Springfield (Delco) freshman dished three assists to help the Cougars capture their first District 1 lacrosse championship by beating league rival Conestoga, 7-5, at West Chester Henderson. "I'm not surprised," coach Tom Lemieux said. "There are no freshmen anymore. It's May 21, and he's not a freshman anymore.
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May 22, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Michael V. DeNoia, 87, of Springfield, Delaware County, a retired athlete, teacher, and coach, died Wednesday, May 13, of Alzheimer's disease at Crozer Hospice at Taylor Hospital, Ridley Park. Born in Hazleton, Mr. DeNoia was a scholastic and collegiate football and basketball star in the 1940s at Hazleton High School and the University of Scranton. He later earned a master's degree from Villanova University. Mr. DeNoia was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in 1949. He had signed with the 49ers and had just completed preseason practice when he was drafted into the Army.
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May 21, 2015 | By Matt Hoffman, Inquirer Staff Writer
John Roulston felt awesome, and rightfully so. Conestoga's senior goalie made a handful of big saves, including several in a row to help stave off a furious Radnor attack in the closing moments of a 6-5 win Tuesday afternoon in the PIAA District 1 semifinals at West Chester Henderson. "I was just thinking that I've got to focus on the next one," Roulston said. "Just make sure to get the next shot. You've got to just give it your all, every second of every play. " Roulston made 13 saves, with the final four coming on four straight Radnor shots in the final minutes.
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