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.
May 30, 2013 |
At different times this season, Tim Brennan has been both a closer and a starter for the Holy Ghost Prep baseball team. Wednesday, he was the starter, closer, and everything in between for the top-seeded Firebirds, who beat No. 3 Upper Moreland, 6-0, to clinch their first PIAA District 1 Class AAA championship. Holy Ghost (19-4) last won a district title in 2003, in Class AA. Brennan, a sophomore righthander, tossed a two-hit shutout at Villanova Ballpark at Plymouth in Plymouth Township.
May 16, 2013 |
BASEBALL Team Rec. Records are through Tuesday. Last week's rankings in parentheses. 1. Strath Haven (1) 19-0 2. Bonner-Prender. (3) 15-3 3. C.B. East (4) 15-4 4. La Salle (5) 16-4 5. Malvern (7) 24-7 6. Neshaminy (2) 15-4 7. Unionville (9) 17-3 8. W.C. Henderson (NR) 15-5 9. C.B. South (8) 12-5 10. Coatesville (6) 15-5 Under consideration (listed alphabetically): Archbishop Wood (13-5), Boyertown (13-8), Methacton (16-5), Pennridge (14-5)