March 14, 2016 |
Everything the Archbishop Wood girls' basketball players did Saturday afternoon looked to be second nature to them. Every cut. Every pass. Every defensive slide. But it started before the contest against Gwynedd Mercy even began. From the way the Vikings warmed up at Archbishop Ryan to the demeanor of the players during the announcement of starting lineups, it all seemed rather routine for them. Then Wood stepped onto the floor to compete, and it was more of the same. The Vikings had been there, done that - and the experience and composure showed.
February 26, 2016 |
Possession after possession, the shot went up for the Perkiomen Valley girls' basketball team. Sometimes the ball would hit the backboard. Other times it bounced off the rim. The shots went up on Wednesday night at Council Rock South for the Vikings. But it wasn't until the third or fourth try that the ball finally went in. Second-chance points and great rebounding helped P.V. edge Upper Dublin, 30-29, in the District 1 Class 4A semifinals. It was the 13th win in a row for the Vikings (27-2)
February 24, 2016 |
Just over 101/2 seconds remained on the scoreboard at the Palestra when Bailey Greenberg pulled down a rebound for the Archbishop Wood girls' basketball team. She was fouled as she turned to take the ball down the floor. When the clock stopped, the Vikings were up five points in the Catholic League championship to rival Neumann-Goretti. As Greenberg - a 5-foot-11 wing - made her way to the line, she didn't take her eyes off the scoreboard and breathed a visible sigh of relief. "I was just thinking, 'We did it, we won,' " said Greenberg, who scored 16 points.
February 16, 2016
_ GRAMMY AWARDS. 8 p.m. Monday, CBS3. LL Cool J hosts and Taylor Swift's set to open the show with a song from her Grammy-nominated 1989. Among the dozens of performers: Adele, Jackson Browne (who'll join Don Henley and his Eagles bandmates in a tribute to the late Glenn Frey), Penn's John Legend, the Broadway cast of Hamilton, Johnny Depp and Joe Perry of The Hollywood Vampires, and Lady Gaga. _ MAJOR CRIMES. 9 p.m. Monday, TNT. The L.A.-based police drama returns from winter break with a five-episode arc. After a woman and her 3-year-old son are killed, the investigation leads to a string of unsolved homicides.
February 12, 2016 |
The basketball is "like a magnet," Perkiomen Valley's K.T. Armstrong said. "It's attracted to her hands. " It does not matter if it is during practice or a game for the Vikings. If a shot goes up, sophomore Megan Jonassen is bound to find the ball, grab it, and reel it in. "I just go up and get it," the forward said. "I want to be the one that wants it more. " That sentiment was apparent Wednesday night as Jonassen's double-double helped power Perk Valley to the program's first- ever Pioneer Athletic Conference title by beating Boyertown, 45-25.
January 31, 2016 |
The recipe for success for the Archbishop Wood basketball team isn't complicated. Getting the ingredients to coalesce, however, has been a challenge at times. The Vikings had no such worries Friday night against La Salle in a 73-63 victory in front of a raucous home crowd. The win was the third straight for Wood (10-7, 4-5), which had lost four straight games in Catholic League play before its recent streak. The biggest difference: playing team basketball. "I think they realized that if they trust each other, trust in the system and play together, they're hard to beat," said coach John Mosco.
January 10, 2016 |
Mackenzie Gardler says her mother, Katie, doesn't like it when the sophomore guard is at the foul line. Much like being the parent of a goalkeeper, a pitcher or any other position where the onus of the attention is all on one person, watching a loved one shoot free throws can be nerve-racking. Cover your eyes, butterflies in your stomach, clench your jaw. Nerve-racking. Add a close contest for Gardler's Cardinal O'Hara girls' basketball team against league rival Archbishop Wood and an intense atmosphere, and it's safe to say that for the first three quarters Friday night, Katie Gardler was feeling it from her spot in the bleachers.
December 17, 2015 |
Last year, Morgan Lenahan sat in the corner of the gym at Archbishop Wood and took it all in. The crowd. The noise. The pace of the game. The intensity of the rivalry between the Vikings and Neumann-Goretti. Back then, Lenahan was a standout guard for Haddon Township in New Jersey. But she was also an AAU teammate of the Saints' A.J. Timbers, who is now at Towson. Lenahan knew the importance of the game, so she made sure she didn't miss it. She didn't miss Tuesday's battle, either.
November 28, 2015 |
Jaquan Amos certainly earned the Thanksgiving feast that awaited him at his home in Germantown after the Northeast junior helped the host Vikings conquer rival Central, 48-20. Amos, a 6-foot, 170-pound running back and defensive back, rushed for 201 yards and three touchdowns and added two interceptions. "He's the best player on our team, flat-out," head coach Phil Gormley said. "If there's a better defensive back anywhere in the Public League, and I've seen most in the Catholic League, I haven't seen one. The kid can just flat-out play.