Matt Breen, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Prep Charter has until the end of the month to return its back-to-back Public League and District 12 girls' basketball titles and all athletic programs will be barred from post season play next season after a third girls' basketball player was found to be living outside the city.
The player, whose name is being withheld by the School District, lived in South Jersey and not at a Southwest Philadelphia address listed at the school. Robert Coleman, the chairman of PIAA District 12, said the rental lease of the Southwest Philadelphia address was "completely bogus" and appeared to be tampered with.
The girls' basketball team, slapped with a one-year postseason ban in May, will now be banned for two postseasons. The Huskies captured the last two Public League titles and in May it was discovered by the School District's Inspector General's office that two players lived outside the city.
Mentioned: Prep Charter
Prep Charter earned a couple of firsts Tuesday with a 2-1 soccer win over Masterman at Northeast.
It was the Huskies’ first Public League Class AA soccer championship in their first title appearance.
It was a come-from-behind one, as George Eastwood and Jude Kpollie scored after spotting the Blue Dragons (3-8) a 1-0 second-half lead. Eastwood, a freshman forward, tied the game with 15 minutes left and eight minutes later crossed a pass to Kpollie, who found the range from a spot six yards out in front of the Masterman net.
It probably hasn’t happened in the annals of PIAA soccer, but brother beat brother to earn his 300th career victory yesterday.
West Chester Henderson coach Mike Lorback beat West Chester East and his brother, Todd, 1-0, in a Ches-Mont League game to reach the milestone.
Adam Matteo scored the lone goal of the game 9 minutes, 7 seconds into the first half, and Kyle Morton stopped a pair of shots to preserve the win for Lorback, who also coached at Conestoga. Pasha Ransford turned aside 19 shots for W.C. East.
Jamison McMain and Conor Malarney accounted for the goals to give West Chester Rustin a 2-0 win over host Kennett.
Eric Anderko earned the shutout in goal for the Golden Knights with three saves while Blue Demons’ goalie Greg Danchik stopped five shots.
Connor Keenan stopped seven shots for Downingtown East, but allowed visiting Downingtown West to score a goal in the second half for a 1-0 victory.
Whippets’ goalie Bob Rosato stopped five shots.
Mentioned: Upper Dublin High School | Pottstown High School | Germantown Friends School | Conestoga High School | La Salle College High School | Springside Chestnut Hill Academy | Upper Darby High School | Pennridge High School | Delaware Valley Friends School | Spring-Ford Area High School | Penn Wood High School | East High School | Academy Park | Bodine | Church Farm | Delco Christian | Devon Prep | Downingtown East | Downingtown West | Franklin Learning Center | Friends Select | Furness | Glen Mills | Harriton | Kensington | Lower Merion | Lower Moreland | Mercy Vocational | Prep Charter | St. Joseph's Prep | Swenson | Upper Moreland | West-Mont Christian | Woodlynde | Wyncote | Academy of New Church | Boy's Latin | Engineering & Science | Holy Ghost Prep | Kimberton Waldorf | West Chester Henderson
Here is the Friday football roundup:
There’s no way to get around it. Upper Dublin simply has Upper Moreland’s number on the football field.
No matter what kind of a season the Golden Bears have had over the last six seasons, the Cardinals found a way to win.
In a Suburban One American Conference game, Anthony Williams rushed for over 130 yards and two touchdowns to boost Upper Dublin past Upper Moreland, 20-13.
The Golden Bears (2-2, 0-1), playing without injured star Chris Smallwood, took a 13-10 lead in the third quarter on Greg Adamson’s second touchdown. But the Cardinals (1-3, 1-0) rallied behind a 5-yard touchdown run by Williams and a 32-yard field goal by Casey Boyd.
Norristown 28, Cheltenham 0 — Tracey Presley scored the first and last touchdowns of the game and helped the Eagles (4-0, 1-0) beat the Panthers (1-3, 0-1) at Roosevelt Field.
Presley opened the scoring for Norristown with a 4-yard touchdown run in the second quarter, then closed it in the third quarter with a 13-yard scamper. In between, Sheldon Mayer took a punt 80 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter and Anthony Robey caught a 13-yard touchdown pass from Shannon Mayer in the third quarter.
Mentioned: Upper Dublin High School | Wissahickon High School | Phoenixville Area High School | Haverford High School | Conestoga High School | Norristown Area High School | Radnor High School | Cheltenham High School | Plymouth Whitemarsh High School | Roxborough High School | Bishop McDevitt | Bok | Bristol | Central | Del-Val Charter | Dobbins | Fels | Garnet Valley | Glen Mills | Haverford School | Jenkintown | Kennedy-Kenrick | Kennett | Lincoln | Marple Newtown | Mastbaum | Neumann-Goretti | North Catholic | Owen J. Roberts | Penncrest | Prep Charter | Quakertown | Simon Gratz | Sun Valley | Upper Merion | Upper Moreland | Academy of New Church | Communications Tech | High School of the Future | Imhotep Charter | Springfield (M)
Here is the Tuesday boys' soccer roundup:
Freshman Matthew Amatruda stands just 5 feet, 3 inches, but he stood tall for Kennedy-Kenrick in a 1-0 win over visiting Archbishop Carroll in a Catholic League Blue Division socer game.
Amatruda went into the game with five minutes left and headed in the game-winning goal with 2 minues, 40 seconds left off a corner kick from Mike Gratzinger. It was his first varsity goal.
For the third time in their last four games, Conwell-Egan went to double overtime. This time, it beat visiting Neumann-Goretti, 4-3.
Matt DiLiegro scored a pair of goals at key times for the Eagles. His first tied the game, 3-3, in the 18th minute of the second half. Then during the third minute of the second overtime period, DiLiegro kicked the ball with his left foot on the right baseline and curled it high into the net for the game-winner.
Paul Rambo and Tikel Habte scored goals and Mike Keenan stopped eight shots for Conwell-Egan while Saints’ goalie John Cujdik stopped 26 shots. Michael Gallagher scored twice and Joseph Hatton collected a goal for Neumann-Goretti.
Mentioned: Upper Dublin High School | New Hope-Solebury High School | Oxford Area High School | Germantown Friends School | George School | Conestoga High School | Ridley High School | Cardinal Dougherty High School | Archbishop Wood High School | Perkiomen School | Upper Darby High School | Shipley School, The | Strath Haven High School | Penn Wood High School | Archbishop Carroll | Church Farm | Conwell-Egan | Del-Val Charter | Devon Prep | Father Judge | Frankford | Franklin Learning Center | Friends Select | Furness | Glen Mills | Great Valley | Kennedy-Kenrick | Kensington | Lower Merion | Neumann-Goretti | Phelps | Plumstead Christian | Pottsgrove | Prep Charter | St. Joseph's Prep | Wyncote | Academy of New Church | Boy's Latin | Springfield (D)
Apparently, a 2-0 deficit in the first half means nothing to the Boys’ Latin soccer team.
The Warriors shook it off and scored the next four goals to stun visiting Furness, 4-3, in a Public League game yesterday.
Nabieu Sesay scored twice while Yhisua Gomez and Jonathan McDowell each scored single goals to give Boys’ Latin a 4-2 lead. McDowell scored the game-winner with 20 minutes left in the game when he headed a corner from Oumar Diawara into the goal.
Sesay’s goal came on a left-footed free kick from 25 yards out to give the Warriors a 3-2 halftime lead. Jose Corona tallied twice and Nazar Khan added a goal for the Falcons. Boys’ Latin goalie Khalil Baxter turned aside six shots.
In other league action:
Jerome Horton broke a 1-1 tie with a second-half goal and handed Prep Charter a 2-1 win over host Martin Luther King.
Johnny Longo assisted on the goal with 20 minutes left in the game. Horton was also credited with an own goal by the Golden Cougars. Pete DelVecchio preserved the victory by stopping eight shots.
Mentioned: Hatboro-Horsham High School | Germantown Friends School | Perkiomen School | Abington Friends School | Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy | North Penn High School | Avon Grove High School | Penn Wood High School | Academy Park | Bodine | Downingtown East | Faith Christian | Frankford | Franklin Learning Center | Great Valley | Interboro | Mercy Vocational | Monsignor Bonner | Phil-Mont Christian | Plumstead Christian | Prep Charter | Sun Valley | Boy's Latin
Coach: Tony Beaty, 1st year; Education: Southern. Career: 0-0.
Last year: 1-3, 4th; 2-9.
Great eight: Charles Barber, RB-WR-DB, 5-10, 175; Troy Johnson, QB, 6-foot, 170; Joe Dennis, G-LB, 5-8, 180; Tariq Reid, FB-LB, 5-9, 175; Jovan Matthews, RB-LB, 5-8, 165; Keith Jenkins, T-DE, 6-1, 205; Brandon Bridges, C-DT, 6-foot, 300; Mark McLean, WR-DB, 5-9, 160.
Mentioned: Prep Charter
Shaquille Duncan, the 6-foot-9, 205-pound basketball center from Frankford High, is scheduled to announce his college choice Wednesday at a 2 p.m. news conference.
The transfer from Prep Charter has visited Niagra but has also received interest from Virginia Commonwealth, Nebraska. St. Francis (Pa.), Arkansas-Little Rock and Sienna.
Check back with Rally on Wednesday to learn where Duncan hopes to continue his career.