Thursday, October 23, 2014
Inquirer Daily News

Football: Liguori and Raiders nip Crusaders

Saturday, August 30, 2014, 3:53 PM
ARCHBISHOP RYAN 21, FATHER JUDGE 20 On the left side of Jon Ligouri's rib cage is a tattoo of a pink ribbon, with two boxing gloves underneath it, and the words, "My Mom is a Fighter." The Archbishop Ryan senior's mother, Sheryl, was diagnosed with breast cancer at the end of last school year. The... Read more

Football: Ghosts stun Vikings, 35-34, in opener

Friday, August 29, 2014, 3:08 PM
ABINGTON 35, NORTHEAST 34 A touchdown pass with no time remaining gave Abington a dramatic 35-34 victory over visiting Northeast in the nonleague opener for both squads Friday at Schwarzman Stadium. David Kretschman’s 5-yard touchdown pass to wideout Jordan Neely, followed by Matt Bevilacqua’a... Read more

Preseason All-Southeastern Pa. Football Team

Friday, August 29, 2014, 12:38 AM
2014 PRESEASON ALL-AREA FOOTBALL TEAM Here is the preseason Inquirer all-Southeastern Pennsylvania team. Check back in December to see which players made the final cut. FIRST-TEAM OFFENSE Pos. Player School Ht. Wt. Yr. L Ryan Bates Arch. Wood 6-5 280 Sr. L Ryan Bischoff Plymouth Whitemarsh 6-5... Read more

Football Recruiting: Rally 100

Thursday, August 28, 2014, 8:12 PM
RALLY 100 Here is our ranking of the top high school football prospects in Southeastern Pennsylvania. Number of scholarship offers, level of recruiting interest, potential to excel in college, input from coaches, and personal observations were considered when compiling the list. Rank Player School... Read more

Preseason ranking of Southeastern Pennsylvania's top QBs

Monday, August 25, 2014, 2:35 PM
TOP 25 QBs Here is our preseason ranking of the top returning QBs in Southeastern Pennsylvania for 2014: Rk. Player School Ht. Wt. Yr. 1. Kyle Shurmur La Salle 6-4 215 Sr. The Vanderbilt commit threw for 2,474 yards and 25 touchdowns last season. 2. Brandon McIwain C.R. North 6-1 210 With his... Read more

Football: Vikings' Paul commits to Cavaliers

Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 2:12 PM
Northeast's Gladimir Paul, a rising senior defensive end and outside linebacker, committed Tuesday to play for Virginia. The 6-foot-3, 215-pounder, who earned first-team all-Public League Class AAAA honors last season, also had scholarship offers from Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Temple, among... Read more

Football: Roman's Wiggins commits to Youngstown State

Sunday, August 17, 2014, 7:21 PM
Roman Catholic senior offensive tackle Gavin Wiggins committed Sunday to play football at Youngstown State. "Aside from Scott Paxon (Penn State, NFL), he's probably the best blocking lineman we've had at Roman," Cahillites coach Joe McCourt said. "He's the kind of guy who collapses the whole line... Read more

Basketball: Gilbert chooses George Mason

Friday, August 15, 2014, 3:22 PM
Constitution High's Ahmad Gilbert, a 6-foot-6 senior small forward, committed Friday to play basketball at George Mason. Last season, while averaging 15.7 points per game and helping lead the Generals to a 28-5 record and the PIAA Class AA state tile, he earned Inquirer all-Southeastern Pennsylvania... Read more

Countdown to Kickoff: Pottsgrove

Thursday, August 14, 2014, 11:29 PM
Pottsgrove Coach: Rick Pennypacker. Last season: 11-1 overall; 9-0 Pioneer Athletic Conference. Offense: Spread-option. Defense: 5-0. Key returnees: Patrick Finn, OL-DL, 6-3, 260; Mike Fowler, WR-DB, 5-10, 180; Wyatt Porter, LB, 6-0, 195; Devon Fink, RB, 5-8, 150; Madison Kelsey, FB-LB, 6-0, 205;... Read more

Football: Wood's Lohin pledges to Blue Hens

Thursday, August 14, 2014, 1:27 PM
Archbishop Wood senior defensive end Christian Lohin committed Thursday to play football at the University of Delaware. The 6-foot-3, 225-pounder, who also plays tight end, also had scholarship offers from Albany, Bucknell, Bryant, Central Connecticut, Colgate, Lafayette, and Maine. Last season,... Read more
About this blog
Rick O’Brien has been at The Inquirer since 1993, primarily covering high school sports in Southeastern Pennsylvania. Reach Rick at

Rick O'Brien Inquirer Columnist
Latest Videos:
Also on
Stay Connected