February 18, 2014 |
It all started with a long-overdue win. Plymouth Whitemarsh entered its Jan. 8 wrestling match against Wissahickon with a fair record, 6-5, and hopes of grinding out the school's first win over its Suburban One American rival in four years. The Colonials (18-8, 7-0 conference) handed Wissahickon a 53-7 setback that night, setting them on a course that would include victories against annual league front-runners Norristown (42-27 score), Upper Dublin (50-16), and Upper Moreland (36-25)
February 16, 2014
BASKETBALL Wissahickon, the 30th seed in the District 1 Class AAAA basketball tournament, was the unlikely leader at halftime Friday night against Great Valley when Trojans coach Kyle Wilson gathered his team in the locker room. Keep up the pressure, the coach said, because no one would feel it more in the opening-round game than third-seeded Great Valley. "Look, we're a 30 seed," Wilson said when his team led by two points. "No one is expecting a 30 to beat a three.
February 12, 2014 |
Cousins Chase and Purnell Wilson are separated in age by just two months. On Monday afternoon, they were separated by just two points. Chase Wilson scored 30 points to lead host Wissahickon over his cousin and Perkiomen Valley, 79-77, in an overtime nonleague boys' basketball game. Not to be outdone by his cousin, Purnell Wilson finished with 34 to pace the Vikings. Trailing by four points in the final moments of regulation, Chase Wilson raced up the court and was fouled on a three-point attempt with seven seconds remaining.
February 9, 2014 |
Methacton's Eric Straup had seen Isaac Philip before, and he knew what he had to do to notch his third consecutive win over the Wissahickon senior in a 120-pound duel. "Front headlock," Straup said. "I've been using that a lot. " Straup's pin of Philip helped seal a loud win for Methacton as the Warriors downed host Wissahickon, 65-5, in a nonconference bout Friday. "I've wrestled him before, and I did pretty good," Straup said. "It was pretty much the same thing today against him. " Straup was one of the Methacton regulars to post wins, and some of the team's younger guys also had a productive match, as the Warriors' freshmen combined for five wins.
January 20, 2014 |
Haverford School's L.J. Barlow earned his 100th career win on Saturday afternoon and the host Fords won four of their five matches at the Buckley Duals. The junior reached the milestone in a 45-26 win over Radnor. He also won by forfeit at 195 pounds in Haverford School's 57-16 win over Harriton. Also at the Haverford School: Dennis Burns grabbed a second-period pin at 106 pounds to lead Truman over Great Valley, 49-25. Dan Vossbein (132 pounds) and Dustin Stone (138) added back-to-back first-period pins.
December 28, 2013 |
A big second half carried the Wissahickon boys' basketball team into the final of its own tournament. The Trojans outscored Lansdale Catholic by 15 points after the break en route to a 66-46 win Thursday in the Wissahickon Holiday Tournament. Chase Wilson scored 20 points, and Chris Carradorini and Chris Vila each added 16. Carradorini sank four three-pointers. Wissahickon will face Souderton, a 55-42 winner over Truman, in Friday's final at 4:30 p.m. Carter Knight led Souderton with 19 points and Evan Sloane scored 16. Jared Bernhart chipped in with 10. Constitution Convention Holiday Tournament.
December 22, 2013 |
Last season, Brett Paul showed up at Plymouth Whitemarsh's games not knowing what role, if any, he would play. "It was inconsistent," the senior guard said. "I would either get a lot of minutes or not play at all. That's just the way it was. " Paul is now firmly designated as the squad's sixth man. Friday night, aided by his energized play off the bench, the host Colonials stormed past Suburban One League American Conference rival Wissahickon, 69-56. "He's a tremendous kid and student," said PW coach Jim Donofrio, whose team battled back from a 17-7 deficit.
November 4, 2013 |
Methacton's Mihaela Codreanu rallied in Saturday's semifinals to earn a spot in the PIAA Class AAA girls' tennis singles championship before finishing in second place. The sophomore defeated Callie Frey of Mount Lebanon, 0-6, 6-3, 7-6 (6), in a semifinal and was the only area player to reach the state finals this season. Codreanu then dropped a 6-1, 6-4 match to Pine Richland's Marlys Bridgham. Wissahickon's Maureen Devlin finished fourth. In Class AAA doubles, Devlin's younger sister, Katherine, teamed with Christie Cesarini to beat Parkland's Jenna Peng and TuQuyen Pham, 6-3, 6-4, for third place after losing in the semifinals.
November 3, 2013 |
With their mother as their coach, the Devlin sisters of Wissahickon put themselves in position Friday to earn PIAA state titles when the Class AAA tournament resumes Saturday at the Hershey Racquet Club. Maureen Devlin, a senior, earned a 6-2, 6-1 win in a singles quarterfinal against Holidaysburg's Marissa Lanzel. Katherine Devlin, a sophomore, teamed with Christie Cesarini to ease past McDowell's Lauren Fadden and Larissa Chen, 6-0, 6-2, in a doubles quarterfinal. Play will resume at 11 a.m., and Maureen Devlin has a chance to meet Methacton's Mihaela Codreanu in the final.
October 23, 2013 |
Christina Black's pregame introduction did not go to plan. While Black, a senior, was finding a place in line with her teammates, she missed her name being announced. Another player let her know, but she turned the wrong way before finally finding her way to the field. That turned out to be the toughest part of the Mount St. Joseph goalkeeper's Monday afternoon. Black made four saves and Mount St. Joseph won at Wissahickon, 3-1, in the first round of the District 1 Class AAA field hockey playoffs.