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March 12, 1990 | By Joe Santoliquito, Special to The Inquirer
She suffers from curvature of the spine, has a bad left knee that often pains her after games and sometimes runs with a slight limp, yet Heather McGonagle persists. But none of it seemed to bother her Saturday night. Not after McGonagle went a perfect 6-for-6 from the foul line in the last 1 minute, 46 seconds to spur Sun Valley to a 44-34 victory over Strath Haven at Coatesville High to claim the PIAA District 1 Class AAA girls' title. "This has to be one of the biggest victories we've ever had here," Sun Valley coach Dana Messick said.
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April 15, 1991 | By John Fosnocht, Special to The Inquirer Inquirer correspondent John Roach contributed to this article
A week ago, Sun Valley was 0-4, and the boys' tennis team that many picked to duplicate its second-place finish of a year ago in the Del-Val League was starting to lose some of its luster. The Vanguards had played only one match in the league, against Harriton, but the results had not been impressive. The powerhouse Rams had swept Sun Valley, 5-0. So did Haverford High, and Marple Newtown beat the Vanguards, 5-2. The only truly competitive match Sun Valley had played was a 3-2 loss to Avon Grove.
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May 25, 1992 | By Joe Santoliquito, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
So much was expected of Sun Valley's baseball team entering this season. When the Vanguards walked off the field in their final game last season, they did so with the idea that this season would bring promise. Although Sun Valley had been eliminated by West Chester East, 5-3, in the PIAA District 1 Class AAA semifinals, the Vanguards knew they would get another chance in 1992. Sun Valley (13-5 overall) didn't disappoint. The Vanguards secured their fourth straight Del-Val League title - something never before accomplished by a Del-Val team - with almost the same cast that went deep into the playoffs last season.
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June 13, 2006 | By Jeff McLane INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
T.J. Chism could be a poet and he wouldn't even know it. Last night Chism and his Sun Valley cohorts penned a seven-inning sonnet that sang. The La Salle-bound senior provided the early lumber, starter Phil Cresta held the lead and then Chism moved from first to the mound and put the hammer down as the Vanguards edged Northern York, 2-1, in the PIAA Class AAA semifinal at Ephrata High's War Memorial Field. Sun Valley (21-4-1) advances to meet District 7 Pine-Richland in the championship on Saturday at 2 p.m. in Altoona at Blair County Ballpark.
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October 28, 1993 | By David T. Shaw, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Conestoga's Kristen Luckenbill went to sleep last night with one sound echoing in her mind. Thunk. In the Pioneers' first-round District 1 playoff match against stubborn Sun Valley earlier in the evening, Luckenbill had seen three shots carom away from the net as swiftly as she had kicked them. One hit the crossbar, the other two the left post. Fortunately for the freshman midfielder, she didn't miss converting Dana Beyer's corner kick six minutes into the second quarter.
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March 19, 1990 | By Jeremy Treatman, Special to The Inquirer
Under coach Bob Hamilton, the Sun Valley boys' basketball team has repeatedly shown up at post-season tournaments the last five years, usually going farther than most observers had predicted. And in those five years, even in defeat, it has been rare for Sun Valley to not follow its game plan. Displaying their normal deliberate, spread-the-floor offense this season, along with a hard-nosed man-to-man defense, the overachieving Vanguards went to an 18-10 record and a berth in the PIAA Class AAA state tournament for the second time in three years.
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October 24, 1996 | By Brian Miller, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Usually, when Haverford High gets a lead on another boys' soccer team, it's a death sentence. The Fords can play suffocating defense, led by one of the nation's best defenders in sweeper Beckett Hollenbach. So, when Hollenbach scored on a penalty kick in the first period Tuesday night, and the Fords kept Sun Valley scoreless through the next two periods, the Vanguards' future in the PIAA Class AAA District 1 tournament looked bleak. With 10 minutes remaining in regulation, Mauricio Ibarra controlled a loose ball at the top of the goal box, and pounded in a goal past Haverford goalie Jeff Edmondson.
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February 28, 1994 | By Joe Santoliquito, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Until recently, Michelle Edwards had that lost feeling on the basketball court. The 5-foot-11 Sun Valley sophomore was tentative, balking at things that had come so naturally early in the season. Edwards seems to be finding herself at the right time. Over the last four games, Edwards has been averaging 18.2 points, topped by her game-high 16 points Saturday that led Sun Valley past Ridley, 38-33, in the second round of the PIAA District 1 Class AAAA girls' basketball playoffs. Sun Valley (19-4)
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February 6, 1992 | By Joe Santoliquito, SPECIAL TO THE INQUIRER
The Sun Valley Vanguards, despite having five freshmen playing vital roles in their undefeated Del-Val League season, have shown discipline when they had to and poise when they weren't supposed to. When coach Dana Messick's Vanguards face Chichester tomorrow at 3:30 p.m., they will be trying to clinch their seventh straight league title. Sun Valley's chances of that were further cemented on Tuesday, when the Vanguards, behind a game-high 26 points by senior Nikki Sheeky, beat Interboro, 51-40, to guarantee at least a tie with Chichester (13-7 overall, 8-2 league)
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February 10, 1992 | By Mike Jensen, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Sun Valley football coach Joe Walsh stepped down last week after four seasons with the Vanguards. In doing so, he talked about the difficulties in coaching in one school district while teaching in another. "My ability to maintain and build a program was hampered by not being in the building," said Walsh, who teaches at West Chester Henderson. "Not having contact with the kids during the off-season, not being able to take care of problems during the season. By not being there, you can't be an influence on the kids who may be marginal about coming out. The numbers are down there since they cut out the ninth-grade program.
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May 7, 2016 | By Matt Cassidy, Staff Writer
Striking out two and allowing only two walks, Caela Abade tossed a seven-inning no-hitter to lead visiting West Chester Rustin past Downingtown East, 8-1, in a Ches-Mont League matchup Thursday. Sammy LaRosa went 3 for 3 with a triple and three RBIs while Lexi Wright went 2 for 5 and added two RBIs for the Golden Knights. Elsewhere in Ches-Mont League softball action: Behind Emily Williams' no-hitter, Downingtown West racked up 14 hits to rout host Sun Valley, 11-0. Caitlyn Coker went 3 for 3 with a double and a triple, picking up four runs and two RBIs.
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April 29, 2016 | By Jack Goodwillie, Staff Writer
Downingtown West's Emily Williams hit a two-run home run in the sixth inning to give the Whippets a 4-3 road victory over Avon Grove in the Ches-Mont League. Williams' home run came with two outs in the inning. Earlier in the at-bat, Williams hit a pop-up into foul territory, which would have ended the inning. An Avon Grove player dropped the pop fly for an error to set up the game-winning home run. Williams, the Whippets' starting pitcher, lasted all seven innings and earned the win. In other Ches-Mont League softball action: Morgan Orlowski struck out 11 batters and gave up just three hits in host Great Valley's 6-3 victory over Octorara.
SPORTS
April 27, 2016 | By Jack Goodwillie, Staff Writer
Nick O'Day hit a home run, had two RBIs, and scored two runs as Bishop Shanahan beat visiting Sun Valley, 9-4, in a Ches-Mont League matchup. Teammate David Angelo went 2 for 3 with two RBIs. In other Chest-Mont League baseball action: Andrew Snyder pitched six innings and struck out seven to earn the win as host West Chester Henderson defeated Unionville, 10-0. Hutch Gagnon struck out seven in four innings and host Downingtown East beat Octorara, 6-2. Ryan Guckin went 2 for 4 with two RBIs to help host Avon Grove to a 7-2 in over Oxford.
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April 7, 2016 | By Jack Goodwillie, Staff Writer
Girls' lacrosse standout Caroline Allen found the back of the net twice in host Notre Dame's 11-9 victory over Germantown Academy on Tuesday and reached a personal milestone in the process. Allen's two goals made the difference in the Inter-Ac win and also gave her 100 career goals. She also added an assist. Kelly Coyle led the Irish with four goals and Mackenzie Irvine scored three. In other Inter-Ac action: Hannah Fox scored four goals and visiting Penn Charter defeated Springside Chestnut Hill, 12-8.
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April 3, 2016 | By Matt Cassidy, Staff Writer
Maggie Balint, an Avon Grove pitcher and University of Oregon recruit, tossed a five-inning no-hitter with nine strikeouts Friday to dispatch visiting West Chester East, 10-0, in a Ches-Mont League softball matchup. Balint, who can hurl the ball up to 68 miles per hour, has accepted a full scholarship to join the Ducks program and was only one walk shy of a perfect outing. Morgan DeFeo went 2 for 3 with an RBI and a run scored while Megan Nolan recorded a triple in her only at-bat, knocking in two runners.
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