Category Archives: High School

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 … Continue reading

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Green’s buzzer beater lifts N-G past Carroll

Justin Allen (@jallen_town) – Everyone dreams of sinking a game winning shot. For most people, that’s all it is–a dream. Quade Green is now living that dream, as the Neumann-Goretti guard sank the game winning 3-pointer to beat Archbishop Carroll, … Continue reading

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Gayhardt comes up big as St. Joe’s Prep fights off Ryan

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – Speedy Morris said afterwards that playing against Archbishop Ryan is like going to the dentist. If that’s the case, the 72-year-old coach must have felt like he was getting a root canal done for 31 minutes … Continue reading

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Williams, Constitution defeat MLK

Justin Allen (@jallen_town) – Kimar Williams has the look and vision of a true floor general. Now, thanks to a 63-59 victory over Martin Luther King, the Constitution guard has the vision of a Public League ‘A’ regular season championship … Continue reading

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Washington, Bonner-Prendie show growing pains in loss to Conwell-Egan

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – When Keith Washington, Jr. decided to attend Bonner-Prendie as his new school this offseason following a family move from New Jersey, he had some goals for his new team. Despite the Friars’ 2-20 record last year, … Continue reading

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Constitution has luck on its side in league win over Imhotep

Rick Kauffman (@Kauffee_TH) – If the players of Imhotep Charter had any hope of making a run at the Public League title, they would need to go through the Constitution Generals on the road Tuesday night. In a closely contested … Continue reading

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Malvern Prep not satisfied in win over Penn Charter

Jeff Griffith (@Jeff_Griffith21) — After scoring a hard-fought 67-60 win over Inter-Ac foe Penn Charter, you’d think that Malvern Prep’s players would be excited and pleased with their efforts on the court. As Joey Fitzpatrick, the Friars’ leading scorer, would … Continue reading

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‘Heart and grit’ get Episcopal past Haverford School

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – Craig Conlin followed closely behind his jubilant group as they excitedly charged down the steps of the Haverford School gymnasium and descended towards their ground-floor locker room. The Episcopal Academy coach then found a side door … Continue reading

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Prep suffers first PCL loss at hands of Carroll

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Though Saint Joseph’s Prep had started out undefeated in the Catholic League, the Hawks had yet to play one of the top four squads in the PCL. Archbishop Carroll, the first up on the schedule of … Continue reading

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LaSalle hands Roman Catholic first loss of the season

Jeff McDevitt (@JeffMcDev) — The LaSalle HS Explorers seem to have an affinity for high-profile upsets. Two years ago, they ended Neumann-Goretti’s 73-game Catholic League winning streak. Last year, after narrowly qualifying for the state tournament they knocked out powerhouses … Continue reading

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Green’s 24 leads Neumann-Goretti over Archbishop Wood

Aron Minkoff (@AronMinkoff) – The Archbishop Wood Vikings came into the Neumann-Goretti gym on Sunday afternoon with one word on their mind: upset. And after an hour delay of the start of the game due to rain causing hazardous weather … Continue reading

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Doughty’s 32 leads MCS, gets new coach his first win

Ari Rosenfeld (@realA_rosenfeld) – Over the course of the last two seasons, Math, Civics, & Sciences hasn’t exactly lived up to lofty expectations. Possibly the most talented team in the Public League last year, the Mighty Elephants limped to a … Continue reading

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Love’s career day boosts Sanford past Penn Wood

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Jahni Love wasn’t expecting to hear his name called during the MVP ceremony after his Sanford School’s game against Penn Wood during the Scholastic Play-By-Play Kobe Bryant Classic. After all, the Sanford senior doesn’t hear it called during pre-game introductions. … Continue reading

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Germantown Academy beats quick turnaround, Downingtown West

John Watts (@mrwatts007) – After defeating Haverford less than 24 hours earlier, Germantown Academy outlasted Downingtown West in a game that came right down to the final shot. Though his team was down by two with three minutes remaining, GA … Continue reading

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Russell leads Imhotep past Chester at Kobe Bryant Classic; King, Haverford win

Justin Allen (@jallen_town) – Daron Russell may be small in stature, listed at just 5-foot-10, but the sophomore guard is taking his game to new heights. Behind a 21 point performance from its rising star, Imhotep Charter was able to … Continue reading

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Lindgren, Germantown Academy hold off Haverford

Justin Allen (@jallen_town) — What happened last week is a thing of the past for Germantown Academy. After controlling the game for three quarters, the Patriots let their lead dwindle away and watched as Episcopal celebrated on their home court. … Continue reading

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Henkels and Burns pace Prep past McDevitt

John Watts (@mrwatts007) – For the last two years, Jack Henkels and Brendan Burns were biding their time on St. Joseph’s Prep’s junior varsity squad. Now that the seniors have a chance to get some varsity action, they are proving that … Continue reading

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What we’ve learned: Philadelphia Public League

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Each team in the Public League’s “A” Division has played five league games, with each program going up against each other exactly once. So while there’s still plenty of time for things to change, we at … Continue reading

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Holbrook, Newman lead Roman Catholic past West Catholic

Aron Minkoff (@AronMinkoff) – After two thrilling defeats of fellow PCL powerhouses Neumann-Goretti and Archbishop Carroll last week, the Roman Catholic Cahillites defeated the West Catholic Burrs 80-47 on Wednesday afternoon. While the score represented a lopsided defeat for Roman, the … Continue reading

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Rodgers’ career day leads MLK past Del-Val

Justin Allen (@jallen_town) – Chase Rodgers may not have started against Del-Val Charter, but the 6-foot-6 senior forward certainly made his mark, both on the court and in the box score. Rodgers provided a necessary spark off the bench, leading … Continue reading

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Dan Jackson taking leave of absence as MC&S head coach

Tom Reifsnyder (@tom_reifsnyder) – Dan Jackson is taking an “indefinite” leave of absence as Math, Civics and Sciences head coach and will be temporarily replaced by assistant David Ruffin.  MC&S athletic director Lonnie Diggs did not provide an exact time frame for Jackson’s return. … Continue reading

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Germantown Friends continues hot start with win over Shipley

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – In some ways, what Germantown Friends did to Shipley on Tuesday night mirrored the Tigers’ entire season. Almost nobody saw it coming. Last year, Shipley beat Germantown Friends by three points in a play-in game just … Continue reading

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What we’ve learned: Inter-Ac/Friends’ League

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) & Justin Allen (@jallen_town) – The various high-academic private schools that make up the Inter-Ac and Friends Schools League are home to quite a few very talented ballplayers, with future Division I and small-college stars to be … Continue reading

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Conwell-Egan avoids slip-up, downs O’Hara 59-41

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Conwell-Egan’s taken some bruises over the last few weeks. And just like how senior Chase Kumor has embraced the cuts and scrapes he’s accumulated over the years, the Eagles can learn from a tough few opponents … Continue reading

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What we’ve learned: Philadelphia Catholic League

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – It’s just about the midpoint of the high school basketball season, with the non-conference portion of the schedule basically wrapped up and the various schools in the area at least a few games into conference play. … Continue reading

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