September 25, 2012 |
Playing goalie against the field hockey team that is ranked No. 1 in the nation, Alex Pecora knew she would be in the middle of the action. That was the good news. "No pressure, no fun," said Pecora, Bishop Eustace's standout senior. The bigger news on Monday night was that both goalies were busy as Bishop Eustace and Eastern, which is No. 1 in the topofthecircle.com national rankings, played a fast-paced game with lots of scoring chances at both ends of the field. Pecora, who is headed to Iowa on a scholarship, made 14 saves - including a spectacular diving deflection of a penalty stroke and several sliding stops.
January 26, 2013 |
Libby Lannon had a one-track mind all week: foul shots, foul shots, foul shots. After missing crucial free throws in Cardinal O'Hara's one-point loss to Neumann-Goretti, the senior guard relentlessly practiced shooting from the stripe leading up to her squad's showdown Friday night with Archbishop Wood. In what was a serendipitous occurrence, Lannon found herself at the line, shooting two, with a little more than two minutes remaining and her team up by four. She converted both, giving the Lions some needed cushion as they defeated the Vikings, 30-27, in a Catholic League game.
December 13, 2013 |
Eagles quarterback Nick Foles is on the cover of Sports Illustrated this week. Foles is the 19th Eagles player to appear on the magazine's cover. The last one was Nnamdi Asomugha in 2011. "Great honor and a testament to the team and what we've been doing," Foles said Wednesday in the locker room. Foles said his mother would keep the magazine for her grandchildren, although Foles is not one to get impressed by the attention. "I don't worry about Nick from any aspect like that," coach Chip Kelly said. "He's a team guy and understands what our focus is - on the Vikings - and I know Nick's focus is on the Vikings.
September 14, 2011 |
The West Chester East girls' soccer team has been on a high scoring run after it suffered its first loss of the season last Saturday, a 3-1 stunner against Central Bucks South. Wednesday night, the Vikings, ranked 10th in Southeastern Pennsylvania by The Inquirer, blanked visiting Avon Grove, 6-0, behind Carly Gulasarian's three goals for their second straight shutout. Kathleen Brown made two saves in goal to record the shutout for East, which has scored 12 goals in its last two games.
March 14, 2014 |
Villa Maria had the Archbishop Wood girls' basketball team on the ropes. Down by just three with a minute remaining in the third quarter, the Hurricanes had all the momentum and were taking it to Wood on both ends of the floor. The Vikings, led by their poised senior class, never panicked. They went on to win easily, 53-31, Wednesday night in the second round of the PIAA Class AAA state tournament at Colonial Elementary School in Plymouth Meeting. "We just couldn't lose," senior Rachel Day said.
January 6, 2013 |
It's easy for a player or team to get amped up for a league game or one against a long-standing rival, but what if your schedule looks like Archbishop Wood's? The Vikings opened the girls' basketball season against Bishop Ford, which had reached the Brooklyn/Queens Division I championship game last season. Then they traveled to Arizona, where they competed in the Nike Tournament of Champions, featuring some of the top teams in the nation. The next challenge for the Vikings was Archbishop Molloy, considered one of the best teams in New York state and boasting three Division I recruits.
March 10, 2014 |
There are a lot of impressive things about the way the Archbishop Wood girls' basketball team plays the game, but what might stand out the most is that the Vikings don't have one star player. Jess Kaminski does the little things for the Vikings. The senior point guard is poised, makes smart decisions, and is all over the floor on defense. Junior Aubree Brown can shoot, is quick in the transition game, and has good hands. As for sophomore Bailey Greenberg, she's developing into a real offensive threat both inside and outside the paint.
December 17, 2013 |
MINNEAPOLIS - A quick glance at the raw numbers give you the impression that the Eagles offense had a terrific day. They racked up 475 net yards yesterday, which was their fourth-best yardage total of the season. They converted 50 percent of third-down opportunities (7-for-14) for only the third time. Nick Foles threw for a career-high 428 yards and notched his fifth game with at least three touchdowns. DeSean Jackson had a career-high 10 catches and a season-high 195 receiving yards.
March 18, 2012 |
Martel Johnson was a sophomore with speed, skills, and a stubborn streak. He wasn't fond of "constructive criticism," which is a nice way of saying the coach used to yell at him a lot. "I didn't want to listen," Johnson said. "You get older, you get a little more mature, you start to realize what he's talking about. " Johnson's coach at Atlantic City, Gene Allen, likes to downplay his role in the most exciting season in the long history of the proud program. It's the players, Allen says.