Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Football: Field opts to stay at Garnet Valley

Friday, July 25, 2014, 2:30 PM
Ted Field, a rising junior offensive lineman and recent Rutgers commit, has decided to stay at Garnet Valley instead of transferring to Cardinal O'Hara. The 6-foot-5, 325-pounder said Garnet Valley's block scheduling will allow him to achieve his goal of enrolling early at Rutgers in 2016. Field... Read more

Football: Shanahan's Smith plans to continue at Princeton

Monday, July 21, 2014, 8:27 PM
Bishop Shanahan's Cody Smith, a rugged tight end and middle linebacker, has committed to the admissions process at Princeton. The 6-foot-1, 235-pound senior also gave consideration to Harvard and Holy Cross. Smith, who also sees time at fullback for the Eagles, earned first-team all-Ches-Mont League... Read more

Football: O'Hara's Field pledges to Rutgers

Friday, July 18, 2014, 11:40 AM
Cardinal O'Hara's Ted Field, a rising junior offensive lineman, committed Friday to play at Rutgers. "I've always liked the family atmosphere at Rutgers," he said. "And the ability to play for a Big Ten championship is a great thing." The 6-foot-5, 325-pound tackle, who played for Garnet Valley last... Read more

Football: Coatesville's Evans commits to Owls

Thursday, July 17, 2014, 1:08 PM
Coatesville's Ahkema Evans, a senior cornerback, committed Thursday to play at Temple. "He's the best pure cornerback I've coached at the high school level," Red Raiders coach Matt Ortega said. "He's very physical, has high energy all the time. He's got a ton of upside." The 5-foot-10, 175-pound... Read more

Armstrong explains decision to transfer to Fork Union

Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 1:25 PM
Christopher Dock's Jared Armstrong, who recorded his 1,000th career point last season, announced two weeks ago his decision to transfer to Virginia's Fork Union Military Academy for his senior season. The 5-foot-10 guard averaged 16.3 points per game this season and said he has an offer from San Jose... Read more

Iowa, Rutgers show interest in Cherry Hill East's Silpe

Friday, July 11, 2014, 2:24 PM
Jake Silpe said he knew there were 30 seconds left in his team’s Friday afternoon game at the Reebok Classic Breakout. The 6-foot-2 guard from Cherry Hill East took his time at the top of the key. His team trailed by a point at the Philadelphia University camp. Silpe wanted to make the “right... Read more

South Florida offers Constitution's Gilbert

Friday, July 11, 2014, 11:25 AM
Ahmad “J.R.” Gilbert, a 6-foot-5 guard from Constitution, added a scholarship offer on Thursday night from South Florida. Two Bulls coaches watched Gilbert play Friday morning at the Reebok Classic Breakout at Philadelphia University. Gilbert, who will be a senior in the fall, is averaging... Read more

Local players at the Reebok Breakout Classic

Wednesday, July 9, 2014, 9:54 AM
The Reebok Breakout Classic opened up on Tuesday night at Philadelphia University, but games will not begin until Wednesday night at 5. The event runs through Friday. Here's a list of the local players taking part: Ernest Aflakpui, Archbishop Carroll, 2015, 6-10, center Nysier Brooks, Archbishop... Read more

Area mourns loss of O'Hara coach Danny Algeo

Thursday, July 3, 2014, 11:57 AM
Cardinal O'Hara football coach Danny Algeo, an area fixture on and off the gridiron, died Thursday morning after suffering a heart attack earlier in the week. "It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved coach, teacher and friend Dan Algeo," Cardinal O'Hara posted on its website... Read more

Basketball: Cahillites' Holbrook bound for Rider

Wednesday, July 2, 2014, 10:32 PM
Roman Catholic's Gemil Holbrook, a 6-foot-5 senior wing guard, has committed to play his college basketball at Rider. Holbrook, a strong threat from three-point range, also considered Fairleigh Dickinson, LIU Brooklyn, and St. Peter's. Last season, he helped the Cahillites go 23-5, advance to the... Read more
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