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Archive: June, 2013

Football: Prep lineman Runyan chooses Wolverines

Saturday, June 29, 2013, 12:03 PM
Following in the footsteps of his father, St. Joseph's Prep junior offensive tackle Jon Runyan Jr. has committed to play at Michigan. The 6-foot-4, 250-pounder pledged to the Wolverines earlier this week. Jon Runyan Sr., who played nine of his 14 seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles, was a standout... Read more

Football: O'Hara's Weyler chooses Villanova

Thursday, June 27, 2013, 2:45 PM
Cadinal O'Hara's Steve Weyler, a strong-legged placekicker and punter, has committed to play his college football at nearby Villanova. The 5-foot-11, 170-pound senior, who has handled the placekicking duties for the Lions the last three seasons, also received interest from Army, Harvard, Miami, and... Read more

Football: O'Hara's Weyler chooses Villanova

Thursday, June 27, 2013, 2:44 PM
Cadinal O'Hara's Steve Weyler, a strong-legged placekicker and punter, has committed to play his college football at nearby Villanova. The 5-foot-11, 170-pound senior, who has handled the placekicking duties for the Lions the last three seasons, also received interest from Army, Harvard, Miami, and... Read more

Basketball: Moore tabbed as coach at Coatesville

Wednesday, June 26, 2013, 5:23 PM
Coatesville has announced Chuck Moore, a former Plymouth Whitemarsh standout, as its new boys' basketball coach. He was a varsity assistant and jayvee coach at PW the last eight seasons. "It was something I've wanted to do for the last couple of years," Moore, 34, said. "It was a goal of mine." In... Read more

Football: Class of 2014 commits from Southeastern Pa.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013, 9:53 PM
Class of 2014 Here is a list of Southeastern Pa. football players from the Class of 2014 who have made verbal commitments to Division I or I-AA colleges: Player School Pos. Ht. Wt. College Patrick Amara West Catholic DB 6-2 185 Pittsburgh Tyler Burke Coatesville TE-LB 6-4 235 Maryland Evan Butts... Read more

Football: Neshaminy's Carrezola picks Connecticut

Tuesday, June 25, 2013, 9:26 PM
Neshaminy's Luke Carrezola, a 6-foot-3, 245-pound senior tight end and defensive end, orally committed Tuesday morning to play his college football at Connecticut. "I knew I wanted to get it done before the season," the 17-year-old said. "I took a visit there last Friday, and I absolutely loved it... Read more

Carpenter Cup: Mercer County brings home title

Tuesday, June 25, 2013, 7:12 PM
MERCER COUNTY 9, LEHIGH VALLEY 2 Mercer County beat two opponents and a late-afternoon thunderstorm Tuesday at Citizens Bank Park to capture its first Carpenter Cup Classic baseball title since 2004. After ousting Jersey Shore in the completion of Monday's rain-suspended game, Brian Giallella's squad... Read more

Football: Coatesville's Burke commits to Maryland

Tuesday, June 25, 2013, 5:49 PM
Coatesville’s Tyler Burke, a 6-foot-4, 235-pound tight end and middle linebacker, committed Tuesday afternoon to play for Maryland. “I always kept my options open, but I just kind of knew that’s where I wanted to be,” he said. “This was my fourth time visiting the school... Read more

Baseball: Revised Carpenter Cup schedule

Monday, June 24, 2013, 11:09 PM
2013 CARPENTER CUP CLASSIC BASEBALL TOURNAMENT At Citizens Bank Park. Tuesday, June 25 SEMIFINAL #-Game 14: Mercer County vs. Jersey Shore, noon. FINAL Game 15: Lehigh Valley vs. Mercer County/Jersey Shore, 1 hour after conclusion of semifinal #-Suspended Monday due to lightning/rain; Mercer... Read more

Football: EA's Butts commits to Virginia

Sunday, June 23, 2013, 1:43 PM
Episcopal Academy's Evan Butts, a 6-foot-4, 225-pound senior tight end and defensive end, has committed to play football at Virginia. He was offered a scholarship by the Cavaliers halfway through Saturday's one-day camp at the school. "I immediately had the sense that Virginia was the right place... Read more
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Rick O’Brien has been at The Inquirer since 1993, primarily covering high school sports in Southeastern Pennsylvania. Reach Rick at robrien@phillynews.com.

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