March 6, 2012 |
The great thing about making the South Jersey Group 4 finals is that you walk in the gym and find more than 600 red-clad students waiting for you. The not-so-great thing is that you find Jahleem Montague waiting for you, too. Along with Ga-briel Chandler, Kashawn Dunston and the rest of a deep, diligent, and determined Atlantic City team. That's how it works in the sectional finals, which Cherry Hill East visited for the first time in the history of the boys' basketball program Tuesday.
February 17, 2013 |
It was Group 4 against Group 2. That's not always an advantage in size and strength for the larger school. But it was when Eastern played Haddonfield in the Cherry Hill East Invitational on Saturday. "That was the game plan," Eastern coach Joe Murphy of his team's physical play in a 52-41 victory in the second game of the two-day, 12-game showcase of most of South Jersey's top boys' basketball teams. Eastern (18-5), the No. 7 team in The Inquirer's South Jersey rankings, dominated the backboards and flexed its muscle on defense, holding the Bulldogs to their second-lowest scoring total of the season.
December 1, 2012 |
The formula for the Archbishop Wood football team was pretty simple on Friday night. Give the ball to Andrew Guckin. Need a first down? Guckin will take it for touchdown. Want to dump the ball off on a screen? Guckin will take it 41 yards. How about from the 2-yard line - can the senior tailback get it in the end zone? Yep. Against Interboro, Guckin's 133 rushing yards and four touchdowns helped the Vikings sail to victory, 35-7, in a PIAA Class AAA state quarterfinal at Plymouth Whitemarsh.
November 17, 2012 |
The Archbishop Wood girls' soccer team is no stranger to being down a goal in a close game. So when they found themselves in that predicament in the state AA final the Vikings didn't panic. It was just like the first round game against Villa Joseph Marie, they thought, a game the Vikings rallied back to win in overtime. On Saturday afternoon; however, at Hersheypark Stadium, Wood couldn't find the equalizer, losing to Moon, 1-0. "I thought we would get it. We are usually down in the first half of games and most times we end up coming back," junior defensive back Katherine Hennessey said.
November 17, 2012 |
Members of the Archbishop Wood girls' soccer team aren't strangers to playing for a state championship. Senior midfielder and cocaptain Jackie Pierson won three straight state titles with the Vikings' basketball team. Sophomore forward Aubree Brown also has been a part of that hoops squad. Then there is Deanna Messner, the junior goalkeeper who split time in net when Wood reached the PIAA Class AAA title game in 2010, the last time Bill Cappo's squad made it to Hershey. Several other Vikings, including Pierson, also will be returning to the state finals on Saturday, when Wood (18-3-2)
November 18, 2012 |
HERSHEY, Pa. - The Archbishop Wood girls' soccer team had plenty of experience with trailing by a goal. So when they found themselves in that predicament in the PIAA Class AA state final, the Vikings didn't panic. It was just like the first-round game against Villa Joseph Marie, they thought, a game the Vikings rallied to win in overtime. On Saturday afternoon, however, at Hersheypark Stadium, Wood couldn't find the equalizer and lost to Moon, 1-0. "I thought we would get it. We are usually down in the first half of games, and most times we end up coming back," junior back Katherine Hennessey said.
October 26, 2012 |
Lansdale Catholic had not beaten Archbishop Wood in girls' soccer in three years. But the overtime regular-season victory in 2009 was nothing compared to Wednesday's 2-0 defeat of the Vikings in a Catholic League semifinal at Archbishop Ryan. "I feel like I'm floating on a cloud right now," Lansdale Catholic coach Tom O'Donnell said. The feeling was contagious, as the Crusaders barely contained their excitement after the game ended. "As soon as that whistle blew, we all just broke down into tears," said Bryn Wassel, a senior captain.
October 25, 2012 |
Three years ago had been the last time the Lansdale Catholic Crusaders defeated Archbishop Wood in girls' soccer. But the overtime regular-season victory in 2009 was nothing compared to Wednesday's 2-0 defeat of the Vikings in a Catholic League semifinal. "I feel like I'm floating on a cloud right now," Lansdale coach Tom O'Donnell said. The feeling was contagious, as the Crusaders barely contained their excitement after the game ended. "As soon as that whistle blew, we all just broke down into tears," said Bryn Wassel, a senior captain.
March 8, 2013 |
"It's March Madness!" Pennsbury girls' basketball coach Donna Nicholson exclaimed, talking excitedly about the challenges that lie ahead for her Falcons. The best teams in Southeastern Pennsylvania will start competing Friday against the best from around the state across four classes in hopes of making it to Hershey for the state championships. Pennsbury is one of 10 District 1 Class AAAA schools vying for an opportunity to play for the state title. The Falcons qualified for the state tournament for the first time in seven years.
September 14, 2011
Eastern field hockey coach Danyle Heilig celebrated her 300th career victory in front of friends and family on Wednesday, when the host Vikings plundered Paul VI, 10-0, in an Olympic Conference match. "It's exciting, but the kids were more excited about it than I was," Heilig said of reaching the milestone. "But I've never been one to concern myself with things like that. I look at it more as an accomplishment for our program than for me. And I'm proud of what we've been able to do over the years.