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.
June 12, 2013 |
Junior Tommy Robinson pitched a two-hitter Tuesday, and Upper Moreland advanced to the PIAA Class AAA state baseball final with a 3-1 victory over error-plagued Keystone Oaks at Greene Township Park in Scotland, Franklin County. The Golden Bears, who moved to within a win of their first state title, grabbed a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first. With Keystone Oaks, from District 7, committing four errors, all three of Upper Moreland's runs were unearned. Robinson struck out three and walked none.
June 10, 2013 |
As North Penn, Pennridge, and Upper Moreland prepare to battle for berths at Penn State's Medlar Field at Lubrano Park on Friday, we finish our top-10 tour of local baseball talent with the area's best outfielders. 1. Robert Knox, Upper Moreland, senior. The hard-hitting leftfielder and pitcher was a first-team all-Suburban One League American Conference selection. He will continue his career at West Chester. In the Golden Bears' first-round Class AAA win over PIAA District 3 titlist Greencastle-Antrim, Knox, who also starred in football, went 2 for 3 with a triple from the No. 2 hole.
June 9, 2013 |
Upper Moreland's Mike Cavanaugh lined a single to left-center field in the 10th inning Saturday to bring home the winning run in a 4-3 victory against Punxsutawney in the state Class AAA baseball quarterfinals at Green Township Park. Cavanaugh's one-out single scored Matt Greever and capped a 4-for-5 day at the plate. "He was seeing the ball really well," Upper Moreland coach Ernie Rehr said. "Talk about going 4 for 5 in a state playoff game, that's incredible. " Upper Moreland scored the game's first three runs before Punxsutawney tied the game with three in the sixth and threatened for more.