Archive: April, 2010
Eric Oliver, Sean Hunter and Tom Carr hit home runs as Eastern beat Timber Creek, 25-2, Thursday in an Olympic Conference baseball game.
The Vikings (12-4) collected 17 hits and walked 12 times. They scored 10 runs in the first inning, three in the third, seven in the fourth and five in the fifth.
Oliver had a triple and two-run homer. Hunter had a three-run homer. Carr had the best day of all: The sophomore hit a three-run homer in the J.V. game, then switched fields and hit a grand slam in the varsity game.
Jamie Lambe pitched a complete game and Kyle McGoldrick scored two runs and drove in another as Sterling beat Haddon Township, 5-0, Tuesday in Colonial Conference softball.
Lambe allowed seven hits and struck out four. She was backed by flawless defense as Sterling did not commit an error and turned two double plays.
McGoldrick singled and scored in the first and hot an RBI double in the second. Amanda Gardiner also hit an RBI double for Sterling (9-2, 6-1).
William Tennent senior Mick Coleman called heads on the infield at Franklin Field on Saturday. The coin landed tails, so Coleman took third place in the Penn Relays boys' pole vault championship behind Quakertown senior James Weiss.
The two shook hands in a terrific show of sportsmanship. Both were disappointed they could not bring home the title after coming so close.
But each vaulter remained proud of clearing 15 feet, one inch and challenging Jordan Yamoah of Arlington High in LaGrangeville, N.Y., who won by clearing 15 feet, five inches.
Penn Relays: Phoenixville junior Tom Timmins finishes 7th with personal record in boys' 400-meter hurdles championship
Last year as a sophomore, Phoenixville’s Tom Timmins attended the Penn Relays as an alternate for the 4x400 boys’ relay team but never made it onto Franklin Field’s track.
On Saturday, in his Penn Relays debut, the Phantoms’ junior ran a personal record 55.02 seconds in the boys’ 400-meter hurdles championship to finish seventh.
Owen J. Roberts junior Ryan Brumfield places fourth in Penn Relays' high jump, will visit Rutgers spring football game in late afternoon Saturday
Ryan Brumfield, a workhorse junior running back at Owen J. Roberts who also stars in the high jump, placed fourth in the boys' high jump championship at the Penn Relays Saturday by clearing six feet, 7.75 inches.
Brumfield said he was on his way to visiting the
Brumfield has additional Division I football interest from schools such as Notre Dame,
Holy Ghost Prep senior thrower Jim Budzinski has had quite a month.
In early April, he received his acceptance letter to Dartmouth College of the Ivy League, where he will continue his academic and athletic career.
Then, on Friday, Budzinski far eclipsed his previous personal record in the Penn Relays boys’ javelin throw to finish third in the high school boys’ championship.
On the second morning of the Penn Relays, Abington, West Chester Henderson and LaSalle were among 12 teams who qualified for Saturday's boys’ 4x800-meter Championship of America.
The Ghosts, the reigning PTFCA indoor state champions in the 4x800, won the first large schools heat with a time of 7:50.99. Junior Tevin Smith (2:00.8), senior Charles Ross (1:55.1), senior Eleazar Cardoso (2:01.0), junior Kyle Moran (1:54.1) led the way.
The time was just below Abington’s 7:50.86 that won indoor states on March 6 at Penn State.
Kevin Walsh hit two runs to lead Sterling to a 10-7 victory over Haddon Heights Friday in the second round of the Camden County baseball tournament.
Walsh hit a three-run homer to break a 6-6 tie in the top of the eighth. Bob Applegate followed with a solo home run for Sterling (5-3).
Shane Watson got the win with three strong innings of relief pitching for Sterling, which advances to the semifinals May 1.