Archive: October, 2009
Damon Finley set a school record in single game rushing with 361 yards Friday, leading Cheltenham to a 32-28 Suburban One American Conference football win at Upper Dublin.
Finley broke the mark of 355 yards set by Marcus Fontes in a 2003.
Finley, a 5-foot-10, 180-pound senior, had more than 1,200 yards last year.
Mentioned: Cheltenham High School
Darnell Laws and Dustin Thomas scored touchdowns as St. Augustine took a 14-2 halftimelead over St. Joseph's in a Cape-Atlantic showdown.
Penalties and turnovers were killing St. Joseph's. The Wildcats turned the football over three times and surrendered 45 yards in penalties on one play -- a 15-yard interference, a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct and a 15-yard roughing the passer.
Those penalties led to St. Augustine's second TD.
Ryan McFadden scored twice in the first 15 minutes today as St. Augustine Prep registered a 4-1 victory over Haddon Heights in the quarterfinals of the coaches tournament.
McFadden, a senior forward, had two goals and an assist for top-seeded St. Augustine (15-0), which advances to Sunday's semifinals.
"It's a big deal for us," McFadden said of the coaches tournament. "Our school has never won it. We have a chance to make history."
Mentioned: St. Augustine
Due to expected bad weather on Saturday, the Monsignor Bonner-Father Judge and Conwell-Egan-North Catholic football games have been moved from Saturday to Sunday. The Egan-North game is set for 1 p.m. at Northeast and Bonner-Judge for 6 p.m. at Northeast.
I was speaking with Shawnee head coach Tim Gushue Thursday about his team's 31-12 upset of then undefeated Timber Creek.
Gushue said the Renegades could have gone to their passing game; however, the running game was working so well that he decided to stay with it.
Shawnee is able to adapt to what the opposition gives it. That's a quality that every team would like to have, along with a coach like Tim Gushue.
Mentioned: Shawnee High School
Here are the pairings for the PIAA District 1 field hockey tournament. Seeded position in parentheses.
Monday: Wissahickon (1), bye; Council Rock South (17) at Hatboro-Horsham (16); Central Bucks South (2), bye; Central Bucks East (18) at Upper Dublin (15); Great Valley (3), bye; Methacton (19) at Haverford High (14); Owen J. Roberts (4), bye; Conestoga (20) at William Tennent (13); Mount St. Joseph (5), bye; North Penn (21) at Downingtown East (12); Boyertown (27) at Downingtown West (6); Avon Grove (22) at Ridley (11); Academy Park (26) at Pennsbury (7); Strath Haven (23) at Souderton (10); Neshaminy (25) at Radnor (8); West Chester Rustin (24) at Council Rock Noth (9).
They call it the “Battle of the Brandywine,” and Rally will be there in force Friday at 7 when 6-1 Downingtown East hosts 6-1 Downingtown West at their shared stadium at Downingtown West.
Ranked No. 10 by The Inquirer and coached by Mike Matta, East’s loss this season was a 40-35 setback to Reading’s Wilson High on Sept. 18.
West, coached by Mike Milano, lost to Avon Grove, 35-21, last Friday.