July 18, 2014 |
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.
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
May 22, 2009 |
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.
November 27, 1989 |
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)
October 8, 1989 |
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.
November 20, 1988 |
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.
June 5, 2014 |
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.
June 5, 1997 |
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.
September 16, 2012 |
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.
April 21, 2012 |
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.