Category Archives: High School

2014-2015 All-Central teams announced

Teddy Bailey (@TheTeddyBailey) — The 2014-2015 All-Central League teams were announced on Monday night. Players were selected from the 12 coaches in the league.   Ridley’s Brett Foster took home MVP honors, a fitting result for the junior guard. Foster led the … Continue reading

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2015 PIAA state tournament brackets released

Teddy Bailey (@TheTeddyBailey) & Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – The Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) released the official brackets for the state playoffs today, and there are plenty of intriguing CoBL first round match-ups to look forward to in all four classes … Continue reading

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Octorara races past Glen Mills for AAA title 80-54

Teddy Bailey (@TheTeddyBailey) — PLYMOUTH MEETING-  Saturday night’s PIAA District 1 Class AAA Championship was ugly. There were 31 turnovers and 132 combined shots – Dr. James Naismith most likely did not envision a game with so many miscues and … Continue reading

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Vilmar sparks Roman to city title over MLK

Ari Rosenfeld (@realA_rosenfeld) – It’s been no secret that Nazeer Bostick, affectionately known as “The Horse” by his Roman Catholic coaches and teammates, has been a constant provider of energy and hustle plays throughout the Cahillites season and subsequent postseason … Continue reading

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Green’s triple lifts N-G past Imhotep in AAA city title game

Dan Newhart (@danny_newhart) – In the waning seconds of a tie game, Neumann-Goretti point guard Vaughn Covington found himself with the ball, dribbling up the middle of the court. Players on both teams were drenched in sweat, and fans were … Continue reading

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Abington plays complete game in dominant title win

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Coaches love to talk about playing a complete game. Abington’s Charles Grasty got to see something even better on Friday night in the District 1 AAAA title game. He saw his team play close to a … Continue reading

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Methacton tops Conestoga to earn District 1 AAAA’s 7-seed

Justin Allen (@jallen_town) – It may not have been where the top two seeded teams in District 1 had envisioned their matchup taking place, but still Methacton and Conestoga took the floor Friday night to determine seeding in the upcoming … Continue reading

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Hinton, Abington steamroll Plymouth Whitemarsh for District title

Teddy Bailey (@TheTeddyBailey) — PHILADELPHIA–If Amir Hinton was feeling it on Wednesday night in the District semifinal, he was absolutely on fire in Friday’s District championship. Hinton scored the first seven points for Abington and never let up. The high-flying Ghost … Continue reading

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District 1 AAAA Championship Preview

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) & Teddy Bailey (@TheTeddyBailey) – The 2015 District 1 AAAA title will be decided at Temple’s Liacouras Center on Friday night, with tipoff set for 8 PM. Here’s an in-depth look at the final District 1 game … Continue reading

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Donofrio defends postseason decision as P-W makes District final

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Jim Donofrio knows he ruffled some feathers when he decided his Plymouth Whitemarsh squad wouldn’t be participating in the inaugural Suburban One League’s basketball championship. Doesn’t bother him in the slightest. “Couldn’t care less, and next … Continue reading

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Grasty has Abington back in District final for first time since 1986

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – The last time Abington made the District 1 AAAA final was well before anybody on the current roster was born. Head coach Charles Grasty, who would go on to star in an Abington uniform and then … Continue reading

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Malone’s circus shot sets tone in P-W’s District 1 semifinal win over Ridley

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – In the second quarter of Plymouth Whitemarsh’s District 1 AAAA semifinal, Xzavier Malone drove down the left side of the lane, where he was stopped by the Ridley defense. So the junior tried to spin to … Continue reading

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Abington withstands Woods’ run, advances to District 1 AAAA final

Tom Reifsnyder (@tom_reifsnyder) – When a monster Pennsbury third-quarter run, powered by 16 points from Derrick Woods, erased a 12-point Abington halftime lead, it looked like Wednesday’s first District 1 AAAA semifinal would be a classic tale of two halves. But … Continue reading

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Downingtown West overcomes rival Coatesville to clinch state bid, 70-63

Jeff Griffith (@Jeff_Griffith21) – For years, the Coatesville Red Raiders had been known as the dominant team in their general vicinity, winning all but three games against their three surrounding schools – Downingtown West, Downingtown East, and Bishop Shanahan – … Continue reading

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Penncrest rides Carroll’s hot hand to state tournament

Teddy Bailey (@TheTeddyBailey) — SHARON HILL, Pa.-In the past year, Penncrest basketball has had countless obstacles that they have had to overcome. From the graduation of 6-foot-5 and current Gettysburg forward Rahmi Halaby to the unfortunate moving of 6-foot-4 standout … Continue reading

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District 1 AAAA Semifinals Preview

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) & Teddy Bailey (@TheTeddyBailey) – The final four teams left in District 1 Class AAAA will meet at Temple’s Liacouras Center on Wednesday night, with two big-time matchups that are sure to entertain those in attendance. Here’s … Continue reading

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Audenried upsets Del-Val in AAA play-in game

Danny Holdsman (@hooplove215) – A week ago, both Audenried and Delaware Valley Charter thought they qualified for the state playoffs. Audenried was the AA Public League champion, and Del-Val finished second in AAA. However, due to an error in Audenried’s … Continue reading

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Roman rides the “Horse” to the PCL crown

Aron Minkoff (@AronMinkoff) – When a horse gets its motor going, it’s best to hop on and go for a ride. That’s exactly what Roman Catholic did en route to its Catholic League championship win over six-time defending champions Neumann-Goretti. … Continue reading

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Despite PCL loss, still plenty ahead for Neumann

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – Carl Arrigale walked out of the Neumann-Goretti locker room inside the Palestra and the door shut behind him. Music was playing throughout the building and there was a team still on the floor finishing up its ceremonial … Continue reading

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Pennsbury silences Methacton, advances to D1 semis

Tom Reifsnyder (@tom_reifsnyder) – Time after time, they fell; four times to be exact. There’s no telling exactly what Pennsbury’s Cameron Jones was seeing out there on the court in the first quarter of the Falcons’ quarterfinal matchup with Methacton, but one … Continue reading

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Roman Catholic ends Neumann-Goretti’s PCL title streak in 64-59 thriller

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – The dominant force in the Catholic League over the last six years had been the guards of Neumann-Goretti: Tony Chennault, Tyreek Duren, Ja’Quan Newton and more. After Monday night, people might have to start talking about Roman … Continue reading

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Catholic League Championship Preview

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) & Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – For the last six years, the Palestra has become Neumann-Goretti’s homecourt in late February. The Saints have gone marching into the historic arena on Penn’s campus 13 times over that span and … Continue reading

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Only Roman standing between Neumann-Goretti and PCL history

Aron Minkoff (@AronMinkoff) – Everyone in the sports world loves to talk about streaks. Whether it is Cal Ripken’s run of 2,632 consecutive games played in baseball, or UCLA’s streak of 88 consecutive games won in college basketball, there are … Continue reading

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Lower Merion alum B.J. Johnson still adjusting at ‘Cuse

Danny Holdsman (@hooplove215) – SYRACUSE, N.Y.–B.J. Johnson ended his high-school career in grand fashion by beating Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Chester in the PIAA Class AAAA 2013 state title game. Johnson poured in a game-high 22 points in 63-47 upset over … Continue reading

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Imhotep outlasts Constitution in thrilling ‘Pub’ final

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – Daron Russell couldn’t get rid of the big smile on his face while holding on to the Most Valuable Player trophy. Who could blame him? The sophomore guard had just helped his Imhotep Charter team erase … Continue reading

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