July 28, 2016 |
Upper Dublin Township has received a $2-million state grant to construct a new ramp from the Pennsylvania Turnpike directly onto Commerce Drive to reduce commute times for users of the Fort Washington Office Park, township officials said Tuesday. An additional Commonwealth Financing Authority grant of $250,000 was awarded to to help fund the construction of a paved walking and bike trail to the Fort Washington SEPTA train station and other Commerce Drive road improvements, the officials said in a release.
July 20, 2016 |
Upper Dublin High graduate Michael Sowers was one of five Team USA players named to the all-world squad at the Federation of International Lacrosse men's under-19 World Championships, which ended with a U.S. title on Saturday. Bill Leahy, the head coach at La Salle High and an assistant manager for Team USA, was the team's Graham Lester Spirit of Lacrosse Award recipient. Faceoff specialist Christian Feliziani, of Episcopal, and midfielder Dox Aitken and defender Noah Lejman, both of Haverford School, also played on Team USA. Sowers, an attack, was joined on the all-world team by teammates Jared Bernhardt (midfield)
June 16, 2016 |
Southeastern Pennsylvania dominated the PIAA boys' lacrosse state playoffs this year. Springfield (Delco) tripped up La Salle in the state final to win it all, and Strath Haven made it to the semifinals, where it lost to Springfield. Upper Dublin and Avon Grove also made it to the quarterfinals. Here is our 2016 all-area boys' lacrosse team: PLAYER OF THE YEAR Michael Sowers, Upper Dublin Hyperbolic prose would just get in the way. Sowers amassed statistics that astound on their own. The Princeton-bound attacker ended his career with 594 points, most in state history, and 402 assists, said by Lacrosse Magazine to be the most in U.S. boys' high school lacrosse history.
June 2, 2016 |
Freshman designated hitter Andrew Czachor knocked in the decisive two runs with a two-out single in the fifth inning to give Devon Prep its third straight District 1 Class 2A baseball title. The Tide edged Springfield (Montco), 4-2, on Tuesday at West Chester Henderson. Lehigh University recruit Tony Gallo led the offense with three hits and Matt Bevilacqua stole home. Winning pitcher Danny Brace had six strikeouts in seven innings. District 1 Class 4A semifinal. C.J. Kilgariff earned a two-inning save and struck out three batters as Council Rock North defeated Downingtown West, 2-1, at Methacton.
May 29, 2016 |
Upper Dublin hit only four balls to the outfield Friday afternoon and none went in the direction of Seth Leuz. "I was just chillin' out there," the C.R. North rightfielder said. "I should have gotten a lawn chair or something. " Offensively, Leuz was very much part of a 14-hit attack that propelled the visiting Indians to a 10-0, six-inning rout of the Cardinals in a PIAA District 1 Class 4A quarterfinal in Fort Washington. The 5-foot-10, 190-pound senior went 3 for 4 with two RBIs and two runs from the No. 5 hole as C.R. North moved closer to its second straight district title and third in the last seven seasons.
May 28, 2016 |
Only seconds remained in the third quarter of the District 1 boys' championship game Thursday at West Chester Henderson when seniors Nick Venacchio and Michael Sowers helped Upper Dublin seize control - and its first district championship. The Suburban One champion Cardinals led Ches-Mont champ Avon Grove by just two goals before Sowers maneuvered behind the net and deftly found Venacchio, who caught the ball in traffic and fired in one motion for a goal just before the buzzer. The Cardinals never looked back and flew away with a 12-7 victory against the Red Devils, who had won three of the last four district titles.
May 20, 2016 |
Upper Dublin placed fourth in the PIAA District 1 Class 4A baseball tournament and earned a berth in states four years ago. Now, with a big boost from one of the school's most versatile athletes, the Cardinals are in position to equal or surpass the 2012 success. A four-year starter and two-way player on the diamond, Cole Swiger was part of District 1 championship teams in golf and football. He was a high jumper and 4x400 relay participant in indoor track and field. "He's always been a great competitor," Upper Dublin skipper Ed Wall said.
May 4, 2016 |
An Upper Dublin High School English teacher has been charged with having a months-long sexual relationship with an 18-year-old male student. Rose Marie Limuli, 39, of the 1500 block of North Line Street in Lansdale, was arrested Monday and charged with a dozen third-degree felony counts of institutional sexual assault, which outlaws sexual relations between a teacher and a student, even if the student is 18 or older. Investigators said the events happened from December until March 31, when the Upper Dublin Police Department became aware of the allegations, according to a police statement issued Monday.
April 25, 2016 |
Wissahickon freshman Andrew Tran won the Suburban One American boys' tennis singles championship on Saturday at The Healthplex Sports Club in Springfield. Tran faced fellow Trojan Ben Wolfe, a senior, in the final and rallied from one set behind to defeat his teammate, 3-6, 6-3, 6-0. The elder Trojan defeated Bryan Szayna of Upper Dublin in the first semifinal while Tran defeated Josh Victor of Cheltenham in the other. Wolfe entered the tournament as the two-time defending champion.
April 13, 2016 |
When Upper Dublin senior Michael Mullen shoots a lacrosse ball, the 6-foot attacker doesn't get cheated. In the first quarter of Monday's 21-1 destruction of visiting Upper Merion, Mullen ripped a shot about 10 yards left of the goal that whizzed past the goaltender, squirted through a black, chain-linked fence and bounced down bustling Susquehanna Avenue. "That happens all the time, especially with him," said Upper Dublin senior Allison Silk, a team manager. "Last week, he hit a car. " Monday's missile spared passing vehicles and finally came to rest about 100 yards away from the field, nestled near a sewer grate.