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Football: Malvern's Hornibrook pledges to Pitt

Saturday, June 7, 2014, 6:48 PM
Malvern Prep's Alex Hornibrook, a strong-armed junior quarterback, committed Saturday to play at Pittsburgh. He visited the school Friday and Saturday with his parents, and threw during one of the team's camp sessions. "Everything just felt right," he said. "The campus is amazing, my interaction with... Read more

Baseball: N-G's Ockimey picked by Red Sox

Friday, June 6, 2014, 3:44 PM
Neumann-Goretti's Josh Ockimey, a hard-slugging senior first baseman, was selected by the Boston Red Sox Friday in the fifth round (No. 164 overall) of Major League Baseball's first-year player draft. Following N-G's graduation ceremony, Ockimey learned of his selection while listening to a live stream... Read more

Haverford's Alston invited to Lebron James Skills Academy

Thursday, June 5, 2014, 6:22 PM
Haverford School guard Shawn Alston was listed as the nation's 81st recruit in the Class of 2015 when ESPN updated its rankings on Wednesday. The 6-foot-4 guard said it felt good, but he said he should be higher. And he will use this summer to prove his case. Alston has been invited to the nation's... Read more

Baseball: Duffy back on bench for Golden Panthers

Wednesday, June 4, 2014, 6:45 PM
With the Archdiocese of Philadelphia lifting his suspension Wednesday, Pope John Paul II baseball coach John Duffy will be back on the bench for Thursday afternoon's PIAA Class AAA state quarterfinal against Northeastern. Duffy, who had to sit out four games for his actions during the team's May 14... Read more

Neumann-Goretti's Kimble to visit St. Joe's

Saturday, May 31, 2014, 10:25 AM
Neumann-Goretti’s Lamarr Kimble said he will make an unofficial visit on Thursday to St. Joseph’s. The 6-foot guard will be a senior in the fall and is spending his summer playing AAU basketball with Team Final. The Hawks offered him a scholarship last summer. Kimble added offers in May... Read more

Football: La Salle's Shurmur lands offer from Vandy

Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 8:57 PM
La Salle junior quarterback Kyle Shurmur added a scholarship offer, his eighth, from Vanderbilt on Wednesday. The 6-foot-4, 215-pounder, also a standout swimmer, already had offers from Buffalo, Central Florida, Central Michigan, Cincinnati, Illinois, Pittsburgh, and Temple. Last season, while earning... Read more

Baseball: Full slate of Thursday playoffs

Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 6:31 PM
Wednesday's rain, which caused the postponement of four area baseball playoff games, has left a full slate for Thursday. District 12 will hold a tripleheader at Richie Ashburn Field in South Philly, beginning at 11 a.m. with Wednesday's postponed Class AA final between Neumann-Goretti and Philadelphia... Read more

Basketball: Shanahan's Booth to play at St. Joseph's

Tuesday, May 27, 2014, 12:51 PM
Bishop Shanahan's Michael Booth, a 6-foot-4 senior guard, will join the Joseph’s University as a preferred walk-on. Booth averaged 18 points per game last season and drilled 53 three-pointers. He was a first-team all-Ches-Mont League National Conference selection. Booth is the the grandson... Read more

Site of Catholic League baseball final switched

Friday, May 23, 2014, 1:19 PM
Today's Catholic League baseball final between Neumann-Goretti and Roman Catholic, originally set to be held at Widener University, has been switched to La Salle High in Wyndmoor. The start time remains 3:45 p.m. Widener's field is unplayable due to yesterday's rain and a soaked playing surface. Read more

PJP II baseball coach suspended for remainder of season

Thursday, May 22, 2014, 5:47 PM
Pope John Paul II baseball coach John Duffy was suspended for the remainder of the season by school administrators Thursday for his actions during last week's Pioneer Athletic Conference championship game. Duffy, in his first year with the Golden Panthers, was ejected for arguing with the home-plate... Read more
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