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Bob Ruoff, longtime executive secretary of District 1, passes away

Thursday, July 23, 2015, 8:57 PM
Robert M. Ruoff, who made a major impact on the area high school sports landscape while serving as executive secretary for District 1 of the PIAA for the last 21 years, died Thursday morning at Bryn Mawr Hospital. He was 85. "He was a great, great guy," said Steve Mescanti, District 1's baseball chairman... Read more

Hoops: Whippets wing guard pledges to Quakers

Tuesday, July 14, 2015, 9:31 PM
Downingtown West senior wing guard Ryan Betley, who averaged 16.9 points per game and drilled 76 three-pointers last season, committed Tuesday to play at Penn. The 6-foot-5, 185-pounder, a first-team all-Ches-Mont League National Division selection last season, chose the Quakers over Brown, Holy Cross... Read more

Hart named Prep's new athletic director

Friday, July 10, 2015, 1:05 PM
St. Joseph’s Prep has named Dennis Hart as its new athletic director. The 1995 Prep graduate replaces Jim Murray, who held the position for 46 years. “We held a comprehensive search and the committee did a thorough job examining all of the candidates who applied,” said Prep Principal... Read more

Football: Downingtown East's Angeline commits to USC

Friday, June 26, 2015, 5:39 PM
Downingtown East senior tight end Cary Angeline, who was recruited by top-flight colleges across the country, committed Friday afternoon to play at USC. The 6-foot-7, 230-pounder, the fourth-ranked tight end in the Class of 2016 according to, chose the Trojans over Auburn, Miami, Nebraska... Read more

Baseball: SOL National/Bicentennial gains first Carpenter Cup title since 2008

Tuesday, June 23, 2015, 3:09 PM
SOL NATIONAL/BICENTENNIAL 12, JERSEY SHORE 6 Spencer Tinkel wielded a hot bat in his final season at New Hope-Solebury, hitting .507 with 32 RBIs and 31 runs while earning first-team all-Bicentennial Athletic League honors. Continuing to power through the ball, the third baseman’s efforts... Read more

Baseball: Missry's HR carries Jersey Shore to title game in Carpenter Cup

Monday, June 22, 2015, 1:28 PM
By Phil Anastasia Inquirer Staff Writer By Phil Anastasia Inquirer Staff Writer Kyle Missry was looking to be a "catalyst" for the Jersey Shore baseball team. The St. Rose graduate started and finished the game-winning rally in extra innings in the Carpenter Cup Classic semifinals. Missry,... Read more

North Penn wins third state title

Friday, June 12, 2015, 10:29 PM
STATE COLLEGE – Rain and lightning, along with two late rallies by Wyoming Valley West, could not get in the way of North Penn’s drive for state gold. After a delay of 1 hour, 20 minutes in Friday night’s PIAA Class AAAA final, the Knights, buoyed by another workmanlike effort by... Read more

Neumann-Goretti falls to Neshannock, 9-0, in Class AA Final

Friday, June 12, 2015, 6:22 PM
STATE COLLEGE -- A terrific showing by Neshannock junior righthander Frank Fraschetti spoiled Neumann-Goretti's bid for its first PIAA state baseball championship. Fraschetti twirled a complete-game three-hitter with 11 strikeouts as the Lancers silenced the Saints, 9-0, in Friday afternoon's PIAA... Read more

Ryan selects Zeglinski as new hoops coach

Thursday, June 11, 2015, 3:44 PM
Archbishop Ryan announced Joe Zeglinski, a former two-sport standout for the Raiders, as its new head boys' basketball coach on Thursday. Zeglinski, a member of Ryan's Class of 2006, was a four-year starter at guard in basketball and remains the program's all-time leading scorer with 1,253 points... Read more

Hoops: St. John's announces Jordan's decision to turn pro

Friday, June 5, 2015, 1:40 PM
St. John's has announced that Rysheed Jordan, who starred at Robert Vaux and played two seasons for the Red Storm, has decided to pursue a professonal basketball career. The 6-foot-4 guard and Philly native averaged 12 points and three assists in 60 career appearances. “Playing professional... Read more
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