January 30, 2015 |
Mason Hall and Mike Johnson recorded third-period pins in the final two weight classes Wednesday night to help Norristown come from behind and defeat visiting Upper Moreland, 41-36, in a Suburban One American wrestling match. Hall (145 pounds) squeaked in his pin in 5 minutes, 58 seconds to put the Eagles within 36-35. Johnson (152) then took down his opponent in 5:26 to seal the victory. Rich Maggio earned a 6-2 decision at 138 to start Norristown's late run. Dom DeLaurentis (170, 1:57)
January 9, 2015 |
A milestone was coming, and Ciani Cryor made sure no one had to wait long for it Wednesday. Cryor, a senior and Georgia Tech recruit, scored her 1,000th point four minutes into Neumann-Goretti's 78-15 Catholic League win over visiting Little Flower. Cryor, a senior guard, scored 19 of her 22 in the first quarter. She hit the milestone on a fastbreak layup. Neumann-Goretti is ranked No. 1 in Southeastern Pennsylvania by The Inquirer. Nonleague. Lindsay Hiner sank two free throws with three seconds left to ice Springide Chestnut Hill's 47-44 win at Abington Friends.
December 21, 2014
NONLEAGUE Radnor 44, Dr. Phillips (Fla.) 42: Kristin Hamill converted a pair of free throws with one second remaining to win it for the Raiders in Florida. Lauren Pacifico scored all 12 of her points on three-pointers. Dr. Phillips won a district championship in 2014 and a state championship in 2013. CRECOM BANK TOURNAMENT Archbishop Carroll 72, Christ Church (S.C.) 40: Jess Carney scored all 18 of her points from beyond the arc to lead the Patriots in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Lexi Kucia grabbed six rebounds.
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.