October 25, 2015 |
Upper Dublin senior quarterback Ryan Stover hasn't made too many mistakes this season. But he proved Friday night that when the rare misstep heads his way, he still remembers how to handle it. Upper Dublin toppled host Upper Moreland, 35-7, in Suburban One American action Friday night to move to 8-0. The mistakes didn't come in bunches for Stover's squad against Upper Moreland. Instead, they were peppered throughout the evening. A run for a loss of 3 yards on Upper Dublin's first drive.
October 24, 2015 |
No. 8 North Penn at No. 11 Pennsbury. First place in the Suburban One League National Conference is at stake. The Knights and Falcons shared the crown last year. Pick: North Penn, 27-20. No. 13 Quakertown at No. 18 Council Rock South. Can the Golden Hawks' defense slow Rob Burns (1,190 rushing yards, 19 TDs) and the high-scoring Panthers? Pick: C.R. South, 23-21. No. 6 Upper Dublin at Upper Moreland. Rodney Morgan and the Golden Bears try to find pay dirt against a Cardinals' defense that has notched three straight shutouts.
October 20, 2015
A two-alarm fire Sunday morning rendered the clubhouse at Glenside's Lulu Country Club a total loss, fire officials said. The blaze broke out about 6:30 a.m. in the locker room of the 1920s structure on the 1600 block of Limekiln Pike, near Jenkintown Road. Flames quickly spread up through the basement, an open floor plan ballroom and through the timber roof of the 1920s structure. It took more than 100 firefighters from surrounding companies to extinguish the flames. No injuries were reported.
October 17, 2015 |
In his sophomore year at Upper Dublin, Henry Winebrake committed to play lacrosse in college. He later switched gears and decided to continue with football. It's hard to argue with that choice when watching the contributions the hardworking senior captain makes as a two-way performer. "He's an old-school middle linebacker," Cardinals coach Bret Stover said following Friday night's 42-0 thumping of host Plymouth Whitemarsh. "He's a sideline-to-sideline type of kid. And he's really smart on top of that.
October 17, 2015 |
There's a certain dynamic when a father coaches his quarterback-playing son. Depending on the personalities involved, it can be a positive and bonding experience or a trying one filled with tension. Bret Stover, Upper Dublin's head coach, and Ryan Stover, the Cardinals' quarterback, have successfully navigated the potentially tricky and delicate path. Bret Stover was a quarterback at Upper Dublin (Class of 1984) and Millersville, where he threw for 2,449 yards and 22 touchdowns in two years as a starter.
October 11, 2015
SOCCER NONLEAGUE Abington 3, Upper Dublin 2: Isabelle Bautista scored the winner in the 53d minute, and the visiting Ghosts handed Upper Dublin its first loss. Ridley 3, Chichester 0: Rylie Butler, Rachel Smith, and Ashley Testa each scored goals on the road. Sun Valley 4, Interboro 1: Samantha Bowen had a goal and an assist for the visitors. Ashley Hoy, Elizabeth Morgan, and Julia Skwirut also scored. BICENTENNIAL LEAGUE New Hope-Solebury 2, Calvary Christian 0: Lea Brussock and Claudia Kolinak each scored goals on the road.
September 25, 2015 |
Rashon Lusane has strong ties to Norristown High School. His father, Rod, and brother, Rasheed, played football and wrestled for the Eagles. Rashon played the same sports as a freshman and sophomore at Norristown before transferring to Malvern Prep. "The opportunity presented itself," he said. "Nothing against Norristown, but I would have been a fool not to take advantage of it. " It was an opportunity that Lusane created. After falling short of the required entrance-exam grade for Malvern as an eighth-grader at Eisenhower Middle School, he excelled in the classroom at Norristown, with a 3.8 grade-point average, and passed on his second try. "Academically, going from Norristown to Malvern, was like night and day," Lusane said.
September 20, 2015 |
It had to be Jack Spingler. Neshaminy's senior outside linebacker recovered a fumble in the first half, blocked an extra point in the third quarter, and intercepted a pass in the fourth quarter that led to Neshaminy's go-ahead touchdown with 3 minutes, 32 seconds left Friday night. So when Council Rock South scored with 24 seconds left to cut the lead to two, it was only natural Spingler spoiled an option run on the two-point conversion to preserve the lead and a 27-25 road win for Neshaminy.
September 11, 2015 |
There's no chance of Upper Dublin flying under the radar this season. Not after last year, when the Cardinals went 11-2 overall, 7-0 in the Suburban One League American Conference, and advanced to the District 1 Class AAAA semifinals. Bret Stover's squad opened 2015 with a 42-7 romp over District 2's Delaware Valley last Friday. Quarterback Ryan Stover, the coach's son, threw for 2,187 yards and 21 touchdowns last year. He has drawn interest from FCS schools. Upper Dublin's offense also features halfback Kaleif Lee, fullback Stacey Gardner, and receivers Gary Fields, John Barrett, and Mike Sowers.
August 30, 2015 |
The Inquirer's Preseason Top 25. Last season's record in parentheses: 1. St. Joseph's Prep (11-3). The Hawks' bid for a third straight Class AAAA state title is headed by tailback D'Andre Swift, two-way back Benny Walls, and offensive linemen Charlie Holsopple and Ed Mooney. Four-year starter Joe DuMond is a force at fullback and defensive tackle. 2. Imhotep Charter (11-2). Albie Crosby's squad has ample speed and size. The Panthers are led by tight end Naseir Upshur, offensive linemen Johncarlo Valentin (6-5, 340)