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Baseball: Tight-knit Cougars blank Red Raiders

Friday, April 11, 2014, 7:57 PM
DOWNINGTOWN EAST 6, COATESVILLE 0 After taking charge of the Downingtown East baseball program, Pete Susi made team chemistry as big a priority as rock-solid fundamentals. "The Downingtown area has always had talent," he said. "I wanted to get the kids to care about each other and play together.... Read more

Football: PW's Bischoff pledges to Cavaliers

Friday, April 11, 2014, 11:34 AM
Plymouth Whitemarsh junior offensive lineman Ryan Bischoff has committed to play at the University of Virginia. The 6-foot-5, 310-pounder, an Inquirer third-team all-Southeastern Pennsylvania selection last season, also received interest from Connecticut, Maryland, Rutgers, and Stanford. Last season... Read more

Baseball: Jacobson, Cards turn back Golden Bears

Thursday, April 10, 2014, 7:57 PM
UPPER DUBLIN 3, UPPER MORELAND 2 Dan Jacobson says the potential is there for Upper Dublin to duplicate or improve on its 2012 baseball success, when it went 18-7 and earned a berth in the PIAA Class AAAA state tournament. "I think we have what it takes," the senior righthander said. "We have hitting... Read more

Baseball Notebook: Bleming leading resurgent Golden Panthers

Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 10:40 PM
Pope John Paul II's James Bleming is thankful that a heartbreaking end to the basketball season was followed by a strong start on the diamond. "That was a rough way to finish," the senior said of a 59-58 loss to Lower Moreland in a PIAA District 1 Class AAA hoops semifinal playoff. "I needed baseball... Read more

Baseball: Southeastern Pa. Top 25

Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 7:18 PM
SOUTHEASTERN PA BASEBALL TOP 25 Records are through Tuesday. Rk. Team Rec. 1. Malvern Prep (1) 9-1 2. La Salle (2) 5-1 3. Boyertown (4) 4-0 4. Central Bucks East (5) 3-0 5. Methacton (6) 5-0 6. Conestoga (7) 3-1 7. North Penn (8) 2-1 8. Spring-Ford (10) 3-1 9. Neshaminy (14) 2-0 10. Neumann-Goretti... Read more

Boys' Hoops: Five area players tabbed for Mary Kline Classic

Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 11:49 AM
Five area players were selected to compete in the fourth annual Mary Kline Classic on May 31 at West Orange High in West Orange, N.J. The event raises money for cancer research. Neumann-Goretti's Ja'Quan Newton (a Miami commit), Roman Catholic's Shep Garner (Penn State), Great Valley's Mikal Bridges... Read more

Boys' Hoops: NE's Stern "fine" after falling ill

Monday, April 7, 2014, 8:27 PM
After falling ill during Sunday's All-Star Labor Basketball Classic at his school, Northeast boys' basketball coach Ira Stern was released from the hospital Monday afternoon following an overnight stay. Stern, also a math teacher, collapsed during halftime of the exhibition contest between a media... Read more

Football: Brady the new head coach at Malvern Prep

Monday, April 7, 2014, 12:42 PM
Malvern Prep has tabbed Aaron Brady, who spent the last four seasons at Gonzaga College High in Washington, D.C., as its new head football coach. Brady, 38, was a quarterback and safety at South Western High in Hanover, York County. A first-team all-state selection on defense, he went on to play linebacker... Read more

Baseball: Taffe, Crusaders notch first victory

Friday, April 4, 2014, 8:40 PM
FATHER JUDGE 11, CARDINAL O'HARA 5 When Father Judge's junior-laden baseball team dropped three games out of the gate, Mike Taffe couldn't help but fear the worst. "We don't have a lot of varsity experience, and that was pretty obvious early on," the senior rightfielder said. "You worry about it... Read more

Boys' Basketball: All-State Team

Friday, April 4, 2014, 2:04 PM
Neumann-Goretti’s Ja’Quan Newton and Constitution’s Ahmad Gilbert were named players of the year in their respective classes on the Pennsylvania Sports Writers all-state boys’ basketball teams announced Friday. Newton, a 6-foot-3 senior guard, was selected the top player in... Read more
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