• Ryan Daly steps up for Carroll at City of Palms
      : Brian Flinn (@BFlinnHoops) -- It’s no secret that Archbishop Carroll figures to be one of the top teams in the Catholic League again this year, and are one of the favorites to take home the PIAA Class AAA crown as well. With that in mind, the Patriots have done a good job ofContinue Reading
    • Life Center's Carter raking in offers since return from injury
      : Tom Reifsnyder (@tom_reifsnyder) -- Traci Carter isn’t where he wants to be. The senior guard scored 17 points for Life Center Academy (2-6) in a loss to Pope John XXIII (2-0) at the Mary Kline Winter Classic on Sunday afternoon. Carter has played adequately this fall despite his team’s struggles, but he doesn’t believe he’sContinue Reading
    • Saint Joseph's gets third 2015 commitment in Pierfrancesco Oliva
      : Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) & Ari Rosenfeld (@realA_rosenfeld) -- After getting two guards to start off its 2015 recruiting class, Saint Joseph's has added the big man it was looking for. Pierfrancesco Oliva, a 6-foot-8 forward from Bergen Catholic (N.J.), has verbally committed to head coach Phil Martelli and the Hawks. The news was firstContinue Reading
    • MCS' Samir Doughty commits to St. John's
      : Ari Rosenfeld (@realA_rosenfeld) -- In somewhat of a surprise, Math, Civics, & Sciences combo guard Samir Doughty has committed to St. John's and will sign his National Letter of Intent at MCS tomorrow, per the school's athletic director, Lonnie Diggs. Doughty chose the Red Storm over an offer from Penn State, as wellContinue Reading
    • Carroll star forward Derrick Jones picks UNLV
      : Ari Rosenfeld (@realA_rosenfeld) & Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) -- The most-awaited recruiting decision in the greater Philadelphia area this year finally got settled on Thursday night when Archbishop Carroll's Derrick Jones announced on national television that he would be attending UNLV Jones' decision, part of an hour-long "Signing Day Special" on ESPNU, also saw fellow five-starContinue Reading
    • LaSalle 2015 F Krmpotich commits to Colgate
      : Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) -- When David Krmpotich played on LaSalle's freshman basketball team back in 2011-12, Explorers head coach Joe Dempsey wasn't sure what kind of player he had on his hands. At that point, the ninth grader stood about 6-foot-2 but weighed barely 150 pounds. By the time his sophomore year ended,Continue Reading
    • Hill School's Fives jumps on Loyola opportunity
      : Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) -- Once the dominoes started to fall for James Fives, they fell quickly. After taking official visits to Columbia early in October and then Monmouth last week, the Hill School senior was still mulling over his collegiate decision. Then came a phone call from Loyola (Md.), with a scholarship offer fromContinue Reading
    • Coatesville shakes off cold to hold off Downingtown West
      : Jeff Griffith (@Jeff_Griffith21) -- In a rivalry full of passion and history, adrenaline runs at its highest and the hatred seems to ignite sparks on the court. That energy and electricity streamed from the crowd and into the action on-court at Coatesville High School in Tuesday night’s bout with rival Downingtown West. ThatContinue Reading
    • Ardman, Methacton down Spring-Ford
      : Justin Allen (@jallen_town) -- What a difference a year makes for Methacton. Last season, the Warriors fell three times to eventual state qualifier Spring-Ford. Methacton was able to avenge its losses of a season ago, taking down the defending PAC-10 champions 65-53 Tuesday evening. The win earned the Warriors a regular season sweep ofContinue Reading
    • Brake scores 1,000th as Octorara avenges only loss
      : Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) -- Tarojae Brake had this game circled on his calendar since the night of December 22, when Bayard Rustin came to his home gymnasium at Octorara High School and ruined the Braves’ perfect 7-0 start. The Braves won the nine games that followed and Brake helped make sure RustinContinue Reading
    • Williams leading Constitution through Public League play
      : Ari Rosenfeld (@realA_rosenfeld) -- Sometimes it helps to be overlooked. In an area known for its outstanding guard play, the region’s current group is no exception; eight senior guards are already committed to Division I schools. A couple more have spurned D-I opportunities in favor of top D-II programs. Life Center’s backcourt duo ofContinue Reading
    • Sharkey, Beatty help Carroll hold on at LaSalle
      : Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) -- Two days after Archbishop Carroll blew a halftime lead at home in a loss, the Patriots weren’t ready to let it happen again on the road. On Friday, it was an eight-point advantage against Neumann-Goretti that quickly disappeared as the Saints eventually won on a buzzer-beating 3-pointer. So onContinue Reading
    • Fleming, Judge dominate from perimeter in win over West Catholic
      : Tom Reifsnyder (@tom_reifsnyder) -- When you see an entire team cheering on one of its players as he's being interviewed after a game, you know they've got something special. Collaborative shouts of "Yeah, Justin!" echoed throughout the dimly lit hallway as Justin Fleming gleamed with joy over his teammates' support. Father Judge knocked down 12 three-pointers, includingContinue Reading
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