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Archive: August, 2011

Deion Barnes (Northeast High, '11) a Newcomer to Watch for Penn State

Saturday, August 27, 2011, 2:00 AM
From the Big Ten Network, here's a short video of Deion Barnes (Northeast High product) and his being mentioned as a newcomer to watch for the Nittany Lions: BTN's Howard Griffith: "It took me all of five minutes to see this young man is going to special...He's going to be an outstanding at the defensive... Read more

Countdown to Kickoff: Week 2 Scrimmages

Thursday, August 25, 2011, 1:39 PM
Here are some of the area's top Week 2 scrimmages: Thursday, Aug. 25 St. Joseph's Prep at Cardinal O'Hara, 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26 Council Rock South at Malvern Prep, 10 a.m. Upper Moreland at Lansdale Catholic, 10 a.m. North Penn at Don Bosco Prep (N.J.), 11 a.m. Owen J. Roberts at Northeast... Read more

Countdown to Kickoff: PCN Game of the Week Schedule

Thursday, August 25, 2011, 12:43 PM
PCN Game of the Week Schedule September 3 – 9:00 p.m. TAPED Cathedral Prep Ramblers @ McDowell Trojans September 6 – 7:00 p.m. TAPED Bishop McDevitt Crusaders @ Gateway Gators September 10 - 9:00 p.m. TAPED McGuffey Highlanders @ Belle Vernon Leopards September 17 - 9:00 p.m. TAPED Saegertown... Read more

Countdown to Kickoff: FitzSimons Drops Varsity Football

Thursday, August 25, 2011, 7:17 PM
FitzSimons Drops Varsity Football Due to Low Numbers Thomas FitzSimons will not get the chance to better last season's 2-8 gridiron record. Due to a shortage of players, Public League chairman Robert Coleman and football commissioner Joe Stanley learned Wednesday at a Philadelphia School District... Read more

Countdown to Kickoff: Week 1 Football Schedule

Tuesday, August 23, 2011, 12:32 PM
WEEK 1 SOUTHEASTERN PA FOOTBALL SCHEDULE Friday, Sept. 2 Bishop McDevitt at Lower Moreland, 10 a.m. Delco Christian at Wilmington Friends (Del), 10 a.m. Bok at Southern, 10 a.m. Mastbaum at Lower Merion, 1 p.m. Roxborough at Thomas Edison, 1 p.m. Neumann-Goretti at Furness, 2 p.m. (Southern) Dobbins... Read more

Countdown to Kickoff: West's David Williams offered scholarship by Notre Dame

Monday, August 22, 2011, 12:21 PM
West Catholic's David Williams, a speedy junior running back, has added Notre Dame to his list of scholarship offers. The other offers are from Pittsburgh, Temple, Rutgers, Virginia, Maryland, and Connecticut. The 6-foot-1, 185-pound Williams has been clocked at 4.42 seconds in the 40-yard dash. -Rick... Read more

Downingtown East running back Drew Harris

Monday, August 22, 2011, 5:55 PM
Video: Downingtown East running back Drew Harris is a player to watch this upcoming season. Click HERE to read more posts from The O'Zone. Read more

S.E. Pa. Hoops: Friends' Central Guard Conrad Chambers on the Rise

Monday, August 22, 2011, 2:01 AM
Friends' Central combo guard Conrad Chambers, a sophomore to be, has landed Division I scholarship offers from Providence, Iowa St., and Rutgers. The 6-foot Chambers also took an unofficial visit this month to 2011 NCAA champion Connecticut. "I think the sky is going to be the limit for him," Phoenix... Read more

Countdown to Kickoff: Archbishop Wood's Nate Smith to announce college choice

Sunday, August 21, 2011, 8:55 PM
Archbishop Wood's Nate Smith, a senior wide receiver and free safety, will announce his college decision Sept. 7 in a press conference at the Warminster school. The 6-foot, 190-pound Smith, a transfer from George Washington, has narrowed his list to five: South Carolina, Temple, Michigan State, Toledo... Read more

Countdown to Kickoff: St. Joe's Prep scrimmages No. 1 Don Bosco Prep

Sunday, August 21, 2011, 8:09 PM
St. Joe's Prep got an up-close look at powerful Don Bosco Prep (N.J.), the preseason No. 1 in the country according to Sports Illustrated, in a scrimmage Sunday. "I was happy with the way we competed," said Prep second-year coach Gabe Infante, "They are a very talented team and extremely well coached... Read more
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