September 11, 1995 |
Upper Dublin gave up nearly 22 points per game last season, but the Flying Cardinals' defense came up big in its Suburban One American Conference football opener against visiting Pennridge Friday night. Junior tailback Rick Johns rushed for two touchdowns and gained 128 yards while Upper Dublin's defense refused to allow the Rams to break a big play in a 12-6 victory. It was the first win in an opener for Upper Dublin since 1992, when the Cardinals downed Springfield, 14-9.
January 3, 1989 |
Upper Dublin, in possession of a 55-51 fourth-quarter lead, was 7 minutes away from upsetting the unbeaten hosts and winning the Bensalem Holiday Tournament for the fifth year in a row when, according to Cardinals' coach Jeff Huddleston, "the roof fell in. " In those fateful 7 minutes, Bensalem outscored Upper Dublin, 31-9, to win the championship game, 82-64, on Thursday night. The sudden turnabout could be traced to a defensive adjustment Bensalem made down the stretch. The Owls (9-0)
October 27, 2013 |
After Plymouth Whitemarsh had posted its biggest win of the season, a 28-23 triumph over Upper Dublin on Friday night, senior quarterback Connor Hanlon hurried off the field to celebrate with family members. Included in the group was his 15-year-old brother, Sean, who has cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair. "He means so much to me," Connor Hanlon said. "He keeps me grounded. Whenever things get rough, I think of all that he's had to go through in his life. He's made so many trips to the hospital.
September 11, 2008 |
In his days with the Horsham Hawks youth football organization, there were times when Josh Mastromatto didn't make weight on game day. Not from tipping the scale but from getting a lower-than-mandated reading. Fortunately for Mastromatto, a 5-foot-6, 160-pound senior running back and cornerback for Upper Dublin, there are no weight guidelines for high school football. "With my size, I've always been underestimated in sports," he said. "But I never wanted that to hold me back.
April 12, 2014 |
Dan Jacobson says the potential is there for Upper Dublin to duplicate or improve on its 2012 baseball success, when it went 18-7 and earned a berth in the PIAA Class AAAA state tournament. "I think we have what it takes," the senior righthander said. "We have hitting, pitching, solid fielding. We also have a winning attitude. " With Jacobson scattering three singles and fanning 11 in a complete game, the host Cardinals christened their newly renovated field by turning back Upper Moreland, 3-2, Thursday in a Suburban One League American Conference matchup.
December 19, 1994 |
They are now accountants, university administrators, salespeople and homemakers, but 10 years ago they comprised the two best basketball teams in District 1. Coming together again after a decade - some a few pounds heavier, some with a little gray in their hair, all in suits and dresses instead of their Upper Dublin uniforms - the members of the 1984-1985 District 1 boys' and girls' championship basketball teams were honored Friday. Ten years later, some of those 23 players perhaps are just beginning to realize that they accomplished what no two other basketball teams in District 1 history have ever done - they won both the boys' and girls' Class AAAA title in the same year.
May 30, 1993 |
The seventh graders at Sandy Run Middle School in Upper Dublin held a Renaissance Faire recently to mark the end of their study of medieval Europe. The fair, which was held indoors because of rain, included treats typical of the era, such as fruit, nuts and cider.
February 25, 2013 |
It's safe to say that the Upper Dublin girls' basketball team is on a hot streak. After routing 14th seed Abington by 30 points Wednesday, the third-seeded Cardinals held sixth-seeded North Penn to 11 points in the second half Saturday en route to a 42-26 victory in a PIAA District 1 Class AAAA quarterfinal at Upper Dublin. "We've just played out of our minds," Upper Dublin coach Morgan Funsten said. "We executed perfectly, and the timing of our plays was perfect, and the girls played just really well in the second half.
March 12, 2008 |
Trailing North Penn by 30 points after the first day of competition at the PIAA District 1 swimming and diving championships on Feb. 29, Upper Dublin stormed back to end the Knights' 20-year reign as the boys' Class AAA champion. The Cardinals, with a sweep of the three relays, took the crown, 253-242, over North Penn. The sweep of the 200-yard medley, 200 freestyle, and 400 freestyle relays accounted for 120 of their points. They are looking for a similar performance - and will need it - as they open their quest this morning for a PIAA championship at Bucknell University in Lewisburg.