The Sterling boys’ basketball team rebounded in a big way from two regular season losses to Haddonfield. The fourth-seeded Silver Knights advanced to Monday’s South Jersey Group 2 final with Friday’s stunning 62-53 win over top seed Haddonfield.
Sterling (20-9) opened the season with a 77-47 loss to Haddonfield. The Silver Knights also lost the rematch 59-43.
This time Sterling spread the court and 6-foot-5 junior Marvin Jones picked an opportune time to score a career high 23 points.
Germantown Academy's Greg Dotson advanced to the semifinals of the American Family Insurance high school slam dunk contest.
The tournament is based on fan voting at facebook.com/highschoolslam. Semifinal voting will end March 6.
Robert Coleman, the Philadelphia School District's executive director of athletics and chairman of PIAA District 12, released this statement on Wednesday evening.
"On Saturday, February 23, PIAA District 12 received information alleging that two basketball players that are members of the Prep Charter High School Girls Basketball Varsity Team reside outside of the City of Philadelphia.
Today, the Chairman of PIAA District 12, Robert Coleman reviewed the eligibility of the two students in question and concluded that, based on the information available at this time; the students meet the eligibility requirements and are eligible to play"
Friday night will mark the first true City Title Game since 1980 as Public League boys' basketball champion Imhotep Charter plays Catholic League champion Neumann-Goretti at 8:30 at St. Joseph's University.
The two leagues disbanded the game following the 1979-1980 season. After the Catholic League joined the PIAA in 2009 (the Public League did so in 2004-2005), the District 12 title games were put in place to determine seedings for the state tournament. Since these games are based on enrollment classification (AA, AAA, AAAA), the Public League and Catholic League champions had not met in the four years.
Along with the City Title, the team's will play for District 12's top seed in the PIAA Class AAA tournament. The first round begins March 8.
The Public League is investigating the eligibility of two Prep Charter girls' basketball players an official confirmed on Monday afternoon.
On Sunday, the Huskies captured their third-straight league title.
Robert Coleman, the school district's Executive Director of Athletics, was not immediately available for comment.
A day after scoring a game-high 45 points in the Public League boys' basketball championship, Vaux senior guard Rysheed Jordan was named the MVP of Public League Division A on Monday morning.
He also was named to the division's first team for the third-straight season.
Jordan grabbed six rebounds and recorded four steals as Vaux fell on Sunday afternoon to Imhotep, 67-66, in the league final at Temple. Sometime after the season Jordan will commit to UCLA, Temple or St. John's.
It’s in the locker room where Imhotep Charter’s DeAndre Scott said he zones out before games and blocks out everything that doesn’t have to do with football.
On Friday, Scott visited the locker room where he could play college football, as he made an unofficial visit to Penn State.
The area’s top junior defensive back tried on a pair of Nittany Lions jerseys, in both blue and white, emblazoned with his No. 5.
St. Joseph's Prep senior soccer player Colin McGlynn committed on Friday to play at Drexel.
McGlynn was a two-time captain for the Hawks and played club soccer for F.C. Philadelphia under Haverford School coach Bill Brady. The midfielder was a two-time first-team All-Catholic player.
Neumann-Goretti's Josh Ockimey, a hard-hitting junior first baseman, orally committed to play at the University of Arkansas Thursday night.
"I'm really excited about it," the 6-foot-4, 225-pounder said. "Arkansas was ranked among the top five teams in the country to watch for the 2013 season, and the team draws about 10,000 fans a game. Also, I think going away to school will help me mature as a man."
Ockimey, who batted over .400 with nine home runs while earning Inquirer second-team all-area honors last season, was also being recruited by North Carolina, Penn State, Temple, and Vanderbilt. Penn State and Temple had offered scholarships.
Haverford School's Brett Campbell was named Pennsylvania’s Gatorade boys' soccer Player of the Year for the second-straight season.
The senior forward helped the Fords to the second-straight Pa. Independent Schools title and scored 30 goals with nine assists. He was the Inter-Ac MVP and totaled 93 career goals and 27 assists. He is signed to play at Georgetown.
"He has an amazing knack for scoring and he is always dangerous," said Germantown Academy coach Chris Fehrle in a statement. "He is extremely fast and very difficult to defend."