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Archive: January, 2013

Hoops: Fourteen locals nominated for McDonald's All-American Game

Thursday, January 17, 2013, 3:42 PM
Fourteen local boys' basketball players have been nominated to play in the annual McDonald's All-American Game. The all-star gala is scheduled for April 3 at Chicago's Unted Center. Player School Brandon Austin Imhotep CHarter John Davis Neumann-Goretti Greg Dotson Germantown Academy Rondae Jefferson... Read more

Updated: Leading Boys' Basketball Scorers in Southeastern Pa.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013, 2:15 PM
Boys' Basketball Scoring Leaders Here are some of the top scorers in Southeastern Pennsylvania boys' basketball. Statistics are through Tuesday. BOYS Name School Gms. Pts. Avg. Rysheed Jordan Vaux 13 318 24.5 Merdic Green Harry S Truman 14 328 23.5 Brendan Casper Methacton 15 337 22.5 Kendale... Read more

Football: Wood's Walsh receives Jim Henry Award

Wednesday, January 16, 2013, 12:25 PM
The awards are piling up for Archbishop Wood's Fran Walsh. The senior two-way lineman received the Robert W. Maxwell Memorial Football Club's prestigious Jim Henry Award Wednesday morning in an assembly at Wood's auditorium. Last Thursday, the 6-foot-1, 240-pound senior was selected as the Maxwell... Read more

Hoops: State Basketball Rankings

Tuesday, January 15, 2013, 11:10 AM
STATE BOYS' BASKETBALL RANKINGS -Compiled by Mike Bullock of the Harrisburg Patriot-News. Local teams in bold. CLASS AAAA Rec Pvs 1. Chester* (1) 9-3 1 2. Lower Merion (1) 12-1 2 3. St. Joseph's Prep (12) 10-2 3 4. Harrisburg (3) 12-1 4 5. McCaskey (3) 12-2 5 6. New Castle (7) 13-0 6 7. Cathedral... Read more

Football: Updated List of Division I-A and I-AA commits

Tuesday, January 15, 2013, 7:22 PM
List of Southeastern Pa. Football Commits Class of 2013 Player School Pos. Ht./Wt. College Nick Arcidiacono, Archbishop Wood, TE-LB, 6-4, 238, Rutgers Brandon Bossard, Methacton, QB, 6-3, 205, Eastern Michigan Curtis Cothran, Council Rock North, DE, 6-5, 250, Penn State William Fuller, Roman... Read more

Valley Forge Military Academy to join PIAA

Monday, January 14, 2013, 12:24 PM
Valley Forge Military Academy has been accepted as a member of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA), beginning with the 2013-14 school year. VFMA, an all-male day and boarding school founded in 1928, will initially compete as an independent member in District 1, with an... Read more

Football: Jones-Smith to decide between Pitt and Virginia

Monday, January 14, 2013, 11:59 AM
West Catholic's Jaryd "Burger" Jones-Smith, a 6-foot-7, 320-pound offensive lineman, will announce his college choice 2:45 p.m. Tuesday in a press conference at the school. The senior, an Inquirer first-team all-Southeastern Pennsylvania selection, will choose between Pittsburgh and Virginia.... Read more

Hoops: Neumann-Goretti whips St. Joseph's Prep, 67-43

Monday, January 14, 2013, 7:25 PM
Neumann-Goretti 67, St. Joseph's Prep 43 Neumann-Goretti coach Carl Arrigale didn't know what to expect from his squad in Monday afternoon's Catholic League showdown against St. Joseph's Prep. Not after it lost to Chicago's Whitney Young by 29 points and then, two days later, had a record league... Read more

Hoops: In an emotional game, Ryan topples Smith and Wood, 49-41

Friday, January 11, 2013, 9:57 PM
After what Archbishop Wood's Pat Smith experienced during the week, Archbishop Ryan coach Bernie Rogers had a few words of non-basketball advice for his players. "I told them during practice, 'Go home and hug your dad. You never know what's going to happen in life. You're not guaranteed anything.'... Read more

Football: Wood's Walsh is Maxwell Club's PA Player of the Year

Thursday, January 10, 2013, 9:27 PM
Archbishop Wood's Fran Walsh, one of the area's top offensive linemen, was selected as the Robert W. Maxwell Memorial Football Club's high school player of the year for Pennsylvania. The 6-foot-1, 240-pound senior received the award Thursday night at a banquet at Drexelbrook Caterers in Drexel... Read more
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