Phoenixville's Jack Ashburn, grandson of former Phillie Ritchie Ashburn, jumps in the air on top of teammate Cole Luzins (13) who crossed the plate with the winning run in the seventh inning. (Michael Bryant / Staff Photographer)
Notre Dame Academy junior Kate Gerzabeck is among the latest field hockey standouts from this area to earn honors from the United States Field Hockey Association. The Irish junior center forward has been named to the Olympic Development Team and the Futures Elite team.
When he graduated from Phoenixville in 1980, Charlie Thompson had no idea that he would one day come back to coach the boys' basketball team. Nor could he have imagined the circumstances that gave him the opportunity to become the coach.
By Tim McManus, INQUIRER STAFF WRITERDowningtown East locked up the No. 1 seed in the District 1 Class AAAA tournament and its first unbeaten regular season in school history Friday with a 6-3 win over visiting West Chester Henderson in a Ches-Mont National football game.The Cougars, ranked second in Southeastern Pennsylvania by The Inquirer, open the tournament at home next weekend. Ryley Angeline gave the Cougars (10-0, 6-0) a 6-0 lead on an 8-yard run in the third quarter.Sean Engles 37-yard field goal cut the lead in half in the fourth quarter, but the Warriors (7-3, 3-3) couldnt get any closer.
Lower Merion's JaQuan Johnson and Roman Catholic's Shep Garner, longtime buddies and Chester natives, texted back and forth in the days leading to Wednesday night's high-stakes basketball matchup.