February 22, 2016
Population: 24,015 (2010) Median household income: $62,008 Area: 7.5 square miles Settlements in the last three months: 27 Homes for sale: 54 Average days on market: 54 Median sale price: $233,000 Housing stock: 10,043 units, mainly single-family homes. School district: Upper Moreland SOURCES: U.S. Census Bureau; Gary Segal, Keller Williams Real Estate; Diane Williams, Weichert Realtors
February 22, 2016 |
Eleven years ago, Debbie DiBattista asked her three sons - Gianpiero, 7; Nicolino, 5; and Marco, 4 - if they wanted to try wrestling. Marco was quick to say no, but his perception of the sport was far from reality. "At first, I said no because I saw WWE and I thought that was wrestling, so I got freaked out," said Marco, 15, a Plymouth Whitemarsh sophomore. "But then she told me that there's trophies and stuff, so I said yeah and I did it and I kind of liked it. " On Saturday, DiBattista placed first in the 106-pound weight class at the Suburban One American Championships at Norristown, where Plymouth Whitemarsh finished first with 215 points.
January 14, 2016
1,020 Career points for Conestoga's Daryl Caldwell. 804-278 Tony Chapman's record in 38 seasons at Holy Ghost Prep. 303 Victories for Speedy Morris in 15 years at St. Joseph's Prep. 52 Three-pointers made by Upper Moreland's Damian Washington. 23.2 Scoring average for Quakertown's Griffin Schmidt.
November 29, 2015 |
In search of its second District 1 Class AAA title in the last three seasons, Academy Park relied Friday night on a big second-half performance from Jawan Collins to reclaim the throne. The senior rushed for three touchdowns in the half - two for more than 50 yards - to carry the top-seeded Knights to a 26-14 victory over No. 2 Upper Moreland at Plymouth Whitemarsh. Entering the third quarter, Upper Moreland held a 14-6 lead on a pair of touchdown runs from Casey Decker and Rodney Morgan.
November 21, 2015 |
No. 6 seed Marple Newtown at No. 2 Upper Moreland, 7 p.m. Friday. Record: The Tigers and Golden Bears are both 9-2 overall. Fast Fact I: This is Marple Newtown's fourth appearance in the district playoffs. Fast Fact II: In 2008, Upper Moreland reached the District 1 Class AAA final before losing to West Chester Rustin. Key Matchup: Tigers defensive tackle Justin McKeown vs. Golden Bears center Christian Leighton and guard Ryan Caral. Pick: Upper Moreland, 23-20.
November 21, 2015 |
Chris Gicking was a record-setting quarterback at Marple Newtown, throwing for 5,897 yards and 53 touchdowns from 1993 to 1995. After going to Villanova on a scholarship, the Broomall native transferred to Shippensburg and passed for 6,325 yards and 65 touchdowns in three seasons. That was followed by a brief stint in the Arena Football League II. Following in the footsteps of his father, Harry, Gicking spent 13 years as an assistant at Conestoga. Things came full circle when he took over at Marple Newtown last year following Ray Gionta's move to Sun Valley.
November 21, 2015 |
The 5-foot-9, 195-pound senior tailback has rushed 241 times for 2,083 yards (an average of 8.6 yards per carry) and 19 touchdowns while sparking Upper Moreland to a 9-2 record and the PIAA District 1 Class AAA semifinals. Morgan carried 21 times for 303 yards and two scores as the second-seeded Golden Bears romped past the seventh-seeded Pottstown, 33-6, in last Friday's district opener. He found pay dirt on bursts of 40 and 69 yards. "He's a strong, athletic running back with good vision," Upper Moreland coach Adam Beach said.
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.
March 4, 2015 |
Firefighters are battling a 3-alarm blaze in Upper Moreland at what is believed to be a sheet metal plant. A Montgomery County emergency dispatcher said the building was quickly evacuated, and no injuries were reported. But due to the building's large size and industrial character, the flames were formidable. Crews from around Montgomery and Bucks Counties responded and were still battling the blaze around 6 p.m. Monday. The fire is on the 2300 block of Wyandotte Road in Willow Grove.
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)