Friday, February 5, 2016

Pompey's Super Seven

The top seven fall sports teams in Southeastern Pennsylvania, regardless of sport:

Pompey’s Super Seven

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The top seven fall sports teams in Southeastern Pennsylvania, regardless of sport:
1. Lower Merion boys’ soccer. If you doubt that, just watch the Aces play. The best midfielder and best back line in Southeastern Pennsylvania equal the best team.
2. North Penn football. The Knights get a chance to take back their top spot on Friday against Pennridge.
3. Merion Mercy girls’ volleyball. The Golden Bears won’t have a problem defending their 2007 PIAA Class AA state title.
4. Downingtown West boys’ soccer. Watch out Lower Merion. The Whippets could be the area’s best team by season’s end.
5. Malvern Prep football. I would pay triple the admission price to see the Friars face North Penn.
6. North Penn boys’ cross-country. People are still talking about the Knights’ impressive PIAA District 1 Class AAA meet performance.
7. Friends’ Central girls’ tennis. This team is much more than a Friends Schools League power. It is the state’s premier program.
Under consideration: Downingtown West girls’ soccer, Garnet Valley football, Germantown Academy girls’ soccer, Neshaminy field hockey, St. Joseph’s Prep football.

-- Keith Pompey

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About this blog
Bill Iezzi has covered high school sports for The Inquirer since 1985 and South Jersey sports since 2006.

Keith Pompey has been an Inquirer high school sports reporter since 2004. He was named the 2007 media person of the year by the Southeastern Pennsylvania Soccer Coaches Association.

Don Beideman has covered high school sports for The Inquirer since 1989. Among his favorites are field hockey and lacrosse.

Rick O’Brien has been at The Inquirer since 1993, primarily covering high school sports in Southeastern Pennsylvania.

Phil Anastasia has followed the South Jersey sports scene since 1980. A South Jersey native, Phil joined the Inquirer as a sports columnist in May 2008 after nearly 30 years with the Courier-Post in Cherry Hill.

Marc Narducci has covered South Jersey high school sports for the majority of his tenure with The Inquirer, which began in 1983. After a few years of covering the NFL and NBA, Marc returns to South Jersey, serving as the assigning editor, columnist and beat writer for various sports.

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