March 1, 2016 |
The PIAA released its state basketball brackets Sunday and Neumann-Goretti learned that its bid for a sixth Class AAA boys' crown in seven seasons begins against Eastern Lebanon County at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Archbishop Ryan. The Saints (22-4) enter states with back-to-back losses for the first time. Carl Arrigale's squad fell to Roman Catholic in the Catholic League title game and Del-Val Charter in the District 12 final. Roman (22-4) opens defense of its Class AAAA title vs. high-scoring guard Jawan Collins and Academy Park (20-7)
October 12, 2015 |
Last month, St. Joseph's Prep fell to one of New Jersey's national powerhouse football teams. Saturday afternoon, the Hawks turned the tables on another. St. Joseph's Prep relied on D'Andre Swift's legs and a strong defense to defeat St. Joseph Regional of Montvale, 28-5, in a nonleague game at Plymouth-Whitemarsh. Swift had 23 carries for 217 yards and three touchdowns for the Hawks, who are ranked No. 10 in Southeastern Pennsylvania by The Inquirer. Prep's defense held St. Joseph Regional to 61 rushing yards and received some timely plays, such as Benny Walls' third-quarter interception in the Hawks' end zone.
June 10, 2015 |
To the prosecutor, James "Bus" Hall was the victim of a bullet meant for someone else, cut down as he read a magazine on the front step of a house on the 500 block of West York Street. To his neighbors, Hall's death meant much more. Hall, 58, was a fixture in his corner of North Philadelphia, an affable symbol of stability who some dubbed "the mayor of West York Street. " On Monday, a Philadelphia Common Pleas Court jury determined that Calvin Atkerson, 23, who lived around the corner from Hall, was the gunman whose errant shot killed Hall on Sept.
March 13, 2015 |
Through six quarters, Alyssa Monaghan refused to take a single break Wednesday. She knew there was too much on the line. Not only was the senior guard in the midst of propelling Bonner-Prendergast to a 59-53 double-overtime win over West York in the second round of the PIAA Class AAA playoffs, but she also knew she was within striking distance of a milestone. Monaghan's 32 points made good on both counts, and was enough to send the Pandas to a quarterfinal matchup against league-rival Archbishop Wood on Saturday at a site and time to be determined.
March 9, 2015 |
Mary Anne Young put it bluntly. "I hadn't made a basket in a while," the senior said. Her tone was self-depreciating, but it also conveyed disbelief. The Bonner-Prendergast guard had played in three straight games before Saturday without scoring. And she hadn't reached double digits since early January. Against Gwynedd Mercy on Saturday in the first round of the PIAA Class AAA state tournament, Young made up for her recent offensive anemia. Young knocked down three three-pointers en route to 11 points, and Bonner-Prendergast beat Gwynedd Mercy, 48-39, for the program's first win in the state playoffs.
March 16, 2014 |
Gwynedd Mercy's Allie Szekely set a meet record and a Villa Maria relay team came just short of doing the same Friday at the PIAA Class AA state swimming and diving championships at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pa. Szekely broke her own record in the 200-yard individual medley when she finished in 1 minute, 59.51 seconds. The sophomore finished the race in 1:59.66 last year. Villa Maria, which leads the team standings with 131 points after Friday's events, came just short of a pair of its own records, but won the 200 medley relay and 200 freestyle relay.
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 |
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 15, 2013 |
Minding the hot corner for the first time all season, Neshaminy senior Selina Alicea told herself, "Don't mess up. Don't mess up. " After the initial pangs of self-doubt, Alicea knew she would be fine, telling herself that she could hold her own in the field and being confident at the plate. She started the season as a pinch-hitter and then slowly became a designated player for the Neshaminy softball team (23-2). Now, Alicea has worked her way into the starting lineup and is a probable starter for Friday's PIAA Class AAAA state final at Penn State, against Canon McMillan at 12:30 p.m. "It's been absolutely awesome," Alicea said.