May 22, 2014 |
Pope John Paul II was considerably shorthanded entering its PIAA District 1 Class AAA baseball quarterfinal against Upper Moreland. Missing were first-year head coach John Duffy, closer Dan Zurowski, centerfielder Chris Kucewicz, and third baseman Luke DeLeo. "Because of that, I knew we had to band together," senior pitcher Josh Lafferty said. The host Golden Panthers did just that and, with Lafferty scattering five hits in a complete-game effort, advanced Tuesday with an 8-3 triumph in Royersford.
April 18, 2014 |
After coming within a victory of a PIAA Class AAA state baseball title and returning seven regulars from that squad, Upper Moreland entered this year with a fair amount of confidence. "We pretty much brought everybody back," said Charlie Hooker, a senior outfielder and pitcher. "We had the chemistry part down, too. " Despite the imposing lineup, the Golden Bears struggled out of the gate. Monday's 3-0 loss to Cheltenham dropped them to 3-3 overall and 2-3 in the Suburban One League American Conference.
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.
March 17, 2014 |
Villa Maria earned its fourth straight PIAA Class AA state swimming and diving championship Saturday at Bucknell in Lewisburg, Pa., totaling 220 points in the two-day event. Villa Maria wrapped up the meet with its lone win Saturday, in the 400-yard freestyle relay. Julie Dobson, Maura McManus, Emily Cornell, and Olivia Giampietro finished in 3 minutes, 30.09 seconds, more than three seconds faster than second-place Scranton Prep. Villa Maria also won the 200 medley and 200 freestyle relays Friday.
March 3, 2014 |
Hatboro-Horsham junior Michael Thomas set a high school record for the La Salle University pool Saturday to earn outstanding-swimmer honors, and North Penn captured the boys' team title to highlight the District 1 Class AAA swimming championships. Thomas set the record in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 47.56 seconds. In Class AA boys, Upper Moreland's Iain Smith won the 100 breaststroke and outstanding-swimmer honors, and the Lions won the team title. Central Bucks East's Hannah Wittman captured the 100 breaststroke and was named the outstanding swimmer of the girls' Class AAA meet.
February 18, 2014 |
It all started with a long-overdue win. Plymouth Whitemarsh entered its Jan. 8 wrestling match against Wissahickon with a fair record, 6-5, and hopes of grinding out the school's first win over its Suburban One American rival in four years. The Colonials (18-8, 7-0 conference) handed Wissahickon a 53-7 setback that night, setting them on a course that would include victories against annual league front-runners Norristown (42-27 score), Upper Dublin (50-16), and Upper Moreland (36-25)
June 17, 2013 |
An afterthought for most of the year, North Penn rose from the ranks of the unappreciated in the playoffs. It started in the District 1 Class AAAA tournament when the Knights, after coming in as the North region's No. 12 seed, placed fourth among 24 teams. It continued in the state playoffs, with wins over two district champions (Parkland and Coatesville) and, in a reversal of three previous losses to their Suburban One League Continental Conference rival, a defeat of Pennridge.
June 15, 2013
Baseball STATE CLASS A CHAMPIONSHIP Johnsonburg 5, Canton 0 STATE CLASS AA CHAMPIONSHIP Loyalsock 5, Beaver 4 STATE CLASS AAA CHAMPIONSHIP West York 2, Upper Moreland 1 STATE CLASS AAAA CHAMPIONSHIP North Penn 6, Lower Dauphin 5 Softball STATE CLASS A CHAMPIONSHIP Williams Valley 13, Neshannock 0 STATE CLASS AA CHAMPIONSHIP Brandywine Heights 1, Riverside 0 STATE CLASS AAA CHAMPIONSHIP Valley View...
June 15, 2013 |
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - An inability to capitalize with runners in scoring position, a catcher's-interference ruling, and a controversial third-strike call spelled a disappointing end for Upper Moreland. Leaving nine runners stranded, the upstart Golden Bears bowed to District 3's West York, 2-1, Friday in the PIAA Class AAA state baseball final at Penn State's Medlar Field at Lubrano Park. "It's tough right now, but we had a great year," senior centerfielder and leadoff man Matt Kohn said.