Category Archives: High School

Donofrio Classic Report: Tuesday, March 24

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) & Ethan Miller (@ByEthanMiller) – Here’s a report from Donofrio Classic action at the Fellowship House (515 Harry St., Conshohocken) on Tuesday, March 24: ~~~ Game One: Pizza Time 95, Del-Val VC 71 After a back-and-forth opening … Continue reading

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2015 Donofrio Classic Homepage

CoBL Staff (@hooplove215) – The Donofrio Classic is ready to return to Conshohocken for its 55th annual edition, bringing many of the area’s top high school ballplayers to the Fellowship House (515 Harry St, Conshohocken) as 26 teams battle it out over … Continue reading

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Roman shuts down King for first state title

Jeff McDevitt (@JeffMcDev) — It’s not the recommended strategy, but for Roman Catholic in the state playoffs, it worked. In the Cahillites first four games, they entered as the favorites, but allowed the other team to hang around and threaten … Continue reading

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Conwell-Egan erases underdog label with state title

Teddy Bailey (@TheTeddyBailey) — Despite 20 wins, a District 12 championship and a state final appearance, Conwell-Egan was still seen as the underdog. Especially on Saturday afternoon, when the Eagles took on unbeaten Aliquippa (29-0), a state power, for the PIAA … Continue reading

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Neumann-Goretti wins fifth AAA state title in six years

Jeff McDevitt (@JeffMcDev) — Sometimes you can play your best, and sometimes, you best can simply not be good enough. That’s the unfortunate situation Archbishop Carroll senior forward Derrick Jones faced Friday night in the PIAA Class AAA state title … Continue reading

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Holbrook and Taylor on the verge of ending career as champions

Aron Minkoff (@AronMinkoff) – With one game left in the 2014-15 high school basketball season, one of the most storied Philadelphia basketball programs finds itself playing for its first state championship. Roman Catholic, located near the heart of Philadelphia at … Continue reading

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Constitution’s seniors depart with second-straight PIAA Championship

Josh Einbinder-Schatz (@ironicjosh) — HERSHEY, Pa. — Constitution’s basketball program has only been around for six years. In that time they’ve now won three PIAA State Championships. The Generals beat Farrell High School, 85-53, to take home their second straight … Continue reading

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Vasturia’s NCAA Tournament debut a success

Andrew Koob (@AndrewKoob) – No one would blame Steve Vasturia if the nerves were settling in. The clock on the CONSOL Energy Center video board made its slow descent towards zero as Vasturia, a former star at St. Joseph’s Prep, and … Continue reading

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Sciolla, Conwell-Egan make first PIAA final with win over Loyalsock

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – MECHANICSBURG, Pa.–Stevie Jordan had never dunked in a high school game before. So when Conwell-Egan’s 5-foot-11 point guard rose up towards the bucket in the closing minutes of the Eagles’ PIAA Class AA semifinal, he had … Continue reading

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Gilbert, Constitution dismantle MCS to reach Class A final

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – Before the semifinal matchup of the PIAA Class A playoffs between Constitution and Math, Civics & Sciences started, Constitution coach Rob Moore had a message for his five starting seniors. “We told them before the game, this … Continue reading

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Neumann heads back to Hershey with 75-67 win over Imhotep

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – When Vaughn Covington isn’t shooting the ball well, he usually knows who to look at in the crowd. “My dad tells me everything wrong I’m doing with my shot,” the junior guard said. “Every time I … Continue reading

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PIAA Tournament Semifinal Preview

CoBL Staff (@hooplove215) – Here’s a quick look at the eight games taking place on Tuesday night that will determine the PIAA finalists: Class A Constitution (12-1) vs. Math, Civics & Sciences (12-2) Philadelphia University, 8 PM It’s a Public … Continue reading

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Allderdice’s historic run brings them a step closer to state crown

Aron Minkoff (@AronMinkoff) – Taylor Allderdice High School, a name made famous by its alumni such as Wiz Khalifa and Mac Miller, is proving to be more than just a factory for modern musical artists, thanks to its quality basketball … Continue reading

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King into state semifinals behind Fofana and Foreman

Danny Holdsman (@DHoldsman) – A crucial part of Martin Luther King High School’s success of the past two years has been forward Chase Rodgers. Over this two year period, the Cougars won two AAAA Public League titles and an overall … Continue reading

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McCaskey downs La Salle, continues Cinderella run

Justin Allen (@jallen_town) – J.P. McCaskey may be considered a Cinderella story on paper, but its play of late has been anything but that of a lower seed. For the third time in as many PIAA AAAA playoff games, the … Continue reading

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Carr, Roman Catholic head to first PIAA semifinal appearance

Teddy Bailey (@TheTeddyBailey) — NORRISTOWN– Tony Carr was at the free-throw line in two monumental moments of the game. His first trip was before the game even started, and his second was with 3.1 seconds to play. Both trips decided the … Continue reading

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Carroll suffocates New Castle, advances to PIAA semis

Andrew Koob (@AndrewKoob) – Nothing seemed to go right for Archbishop Carroll in the first eight minutes of their PIAA Class AAA semifinal game against New Castle. Turnovers and a back-and-forth affair helped New Castle gain momentum behind a clear advantage … Continue reading

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La Salle downs Abington Heights to continue playoff success

Dan Newhart (@danny_newhart) – For the second year in a row, the La Salle College High School Explorers needed to win a play-in game to reach the PIAA AAAA tournament. And, after winning that play-in game for the second consecutive … Continue reading

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Kumor, Egan torch Mahanoy to set school’s single-season win record

Tom Reifsnyder (@tom_reifsnyder) – This year has been one of firsts for the Conwell-Egan Eagles. In late February, Frank Sciolla’s bunch won the school’s first playoff game in 50 years. On Wednesday night, the Eagles recorded their first 18-win season in … Continue reading

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Taylor powers Roman Catholic to state quarterfinals

Teddy Bailey (@TheTeddyBailey) — COATESVILLE–It’s not an usual occurrence to see Roman Catholic trailing at the half. It’s only happened a handful of times during the Cahillites’ 26-2 season. Fortunately for head coach Chris McNesby, Manny Taylor quickly erased any … Continue reading

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Jones, Pennsbury outduel Parkland for first quarterfinal berth since 2009

Andy Edwards (@CHCAndyEdwards) – Pennsbury’s PIAA Class AAAA second-round showdown with District 11 champion Parkland was billed as a battle of deuling three-headed monsters: the Falcons’ Cameron Jones, Mekhi Bryant, and Derrick Woods against the Trojans’ Devante Cross, Sam Iorio, and … Continue reading

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Bell, Foreman push King over strong-willed York

Jeff Griffith (@Jeff_Griffith21) – Despite numerous second-half pushes by the York Bearcats, who continued to fight down the stretch, Martin Luther King’s Nasir Bell and Sammy Foreman pushed the Cougars to a 70-56 victory in the second round of the … Continue reading

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Briscoe leads Roselle past Richardson and TCA to claim SJ title

Ari Rosenfeld (@realA_rosenfeld) – All eyes in the gym were trained on the two McDonald’s All-Americans duking it out for the most hotly contested sectional title in the state of New Jersey. Just like they’ve done in the nearly four … Continue reading

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Carroll steamrolls Steel-High to reach AAA quarters

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – Archbishop Carroll’s bus was late arriving to the Geigle Complex at Reading High School. The Patriots walked into the gym moments after the game before them had wrapped up, and just 40 minutes until their own … Continue reading

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Neumann Goretti uses hot start to reach quarterfinals

Justin Allen (@jallen_town) — Neumann Goretti got the type of start it desperately needed against a tough Manheim Central squad during Tuesday’s PIAA AAA second-round playoff game. Led by a barrage of sharp shooting, the Saints scored the first 15 … Continue reading

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