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Archive: January, 2013

Hoops: Chester and Neumann-Goretti to clash at Neumann University

Thursday, January 31, 2013, 5:52 PM
The site for the much-anticipated nonleague showdown between Southeastern Pennsylvania boys' basketball powers Neumann-Goretti and Chester has been finalized. Finally. The Saints, who have claimed three straight PIAA Class AAA state championships, and Clippers, winners of two consecutive Class... Read more

Football: Coatesville's Jones to Coastal Carolina

Wednesday, January 30, 2013, 1:59 PM
Coatesville senior wideout Chris Jones has committed to play at Coastal Carolina. The 5-foot-11, 165-pounder, an Inquirer first-team all-Southeastern Pennsylvania selection, also had scholarship offers from Temple and Massachusetts. Jones, also a dangerous kick returner, visited Temple last weekend;... Read more

Football: Updated List of Division I Commits

Wednesday, January 30, 2013, 1:24 PM
List of Southeastern Pa. Football Commits National signing day is Feb. 6. Class of 2013 Player School Pos. Ht./Wt. College Nick Arcidiacono Archbishop Wood TE, 6-4 238 Rutgers Brandon Bossard Methacton QB 6-3 205 Eastern Michigan Curtis Cothran Council Rock North DE 6-5 250 Penn State MacKenzie... Read more

Football: Wood's Walsh headed to Villanova

Wednesday, January 30, 2013, 12:32 PM
Archbishop Wood senior offensive lineman Fran Walsh, winner of the Maxwell Club's Jim Henry Award, is headed to Villanova as a preferred walk-on. Walsh, who doubled as a defensive tackle, was an Inquirer first-team all-Southeastern Pennsylvania selection on offense, Read more

Hoops: State Basketball Rankings

Tuesday, January 29, 2013, 12:20 PM
BOYS' BASKETBALL STATE RANKINGS Compiled by Mike Bullock, of the Patriot-News in Harrisburg. Local teams in bold. CLASS AAAA Rank Team Dist. Rec. Pvs. 1. Chester* (1) 14-3 1 2. Lower Merion (1) 16-2 2 3. Harrisburg (3) 18-1 3 4. McCaskey (3) 17-2 4 5. New Castle (7) 17-0 5 6. St.... Read more

Football: Imhotep's Young bound for Rhode Island

Tuesday, January 29, 2013, 11:20 PM
Imhotep Charter's Eerin Young, whose development as a multipurpose standout began with the Oak Lane Wildcats, has landed a football scholarship. At the end of an official visit last weekend, the 5-foot-9, 175-pound senior committed to play for Rhode Island. "It was just the perfect fit," he said... Read more

Boys' Hoops: Davis powers FC past AFS

Tuesday, January 29, 2013, 9:09 PM
Karonn Davis has played a key role in the post-Amile Jefferson era going pretty smoothly at Friends' Central. As he showed in Tuesday afternoon's Friends Schools League showdown against Abington Friends, the 6-foot-1, 185-pound senior is a capable scorer, a solid distributor, and rebounds surprisingly... Read more

Hoops: MC&S outlasts MLK, 80-71, in OT

Sunday, January 27, 2013, 7:30 PM
In the FamJuice Scholastic Play-by-Play City Classic at Ben Franklin, No. 1-ranked Math, Civics & Sciences outlasted No. 9 Martin Luther King, 80-71. MLK's Raquan Brown-Johnson drilled a three-pointer with four seconds left in regulation to bring on an extra four minutes. Read more

Hoops: Sunday tournament at Ben Franklin

Friday, January 25, 2013, 2:04 PM
The FamJuice City Scholastic Play-by-Play Classic is set for Sunday at Ben Franklin. Here's the lineup: Communications Tech vs. Central, 1:30 Princeton Day Academy (Md.) vs. Vaux, 3:15 Martin Luther King vs. Math, Civics and Sciences, 5 St. Joseph (Metuchen, N.J.) vs. Phepls, 6:45 Tickets are $10... Read more

Girls' Hoops: Leading Scorers in Southeastern Pa.

Friday, January 25, 2013, 12:09 PM
Girls' Basketball Scoring Leaders Here are some of the leading scorers in Southeastern Pennsylvania girls' basketball. Statistics are through Jan. 22. Scoring Name School Gms. Pts. Avg. Gia DeAngelo Sun Valley 15 338 22.5 Emily Torrance W.C. Henderson 14 310 22.1 Nina Mazzarelli W.C. East... Read more
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