Category Archives: Central League

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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“Luck” and leadership carry La Salle HS over Ridley

Jeff Griffith (@Jeff_Griffith21) – In a game with implications as drastic as elimination from the state tournament, it takes a group of experienced players – and a little bit of luck – to pick up the win and stay alive. The … Continue reading

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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 Green … 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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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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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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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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Late-game heroics push Ridley into District Semifinals

Teddy Bailey (@TheTeddyBailey) — BERWYN, Pa.– Ridley senior Ameer Staggs didn’t quite know what to say after becoming the latest hero in the latest edition of the Green Raiders’ magical postseason run. But who can blame him? Staggs etched his name … Continue reading

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District 1 AAAA Quarterfinal Preview

CoBL Staff (@hooplove215) – Only eight teams are left in the main draw of the District 1 AAAA bracket, and now that all eight have locked in spots in the PIAA draw next month, they can focus solely on taking … Continue reading

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Tipping Off: Thursday, February 19

CoBL Staff (@hooplove215) – Welcome to Tipping Off, CoBL’s morning hub, where you can get all the information on today’s games while also catching up on the action from the previous day as well as various other things going on … Continue reading

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Conestoga prepares for rematch after rout of Academy Park

Jeff Griffith (@Jeff_Griffith21) – After a 22-point win over Oxford to open the PIAA District One playoffs, Academy Park came into tonight’s matchup with Conestoga filled with high hopes of a monumental upset. The 17th-seeded Knights’ optimism was all but … Continue reading

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Lower Merion topples Penncrest 47-36 for fifth straight state bid

Teddy Bailey (@TheTeddyBailey) — At many programs, a ‘rough’ season does not include 16 wins and the No. 12 seed in the District 1 Class AAAA Playoffs, nor does it include a trip to the PIAA State Tournament. Then again, … Continue reading

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Ridley’s Wing celebrates birthday with playoff win

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Julian Wing got to celebrate his birthday in just about the best way possible: snow day, and then a playoff win. The Ridley junior woke up on his 17th birthday to find out that school was … Continue reading

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District 1 AAAA Second-Round Preview

CoBL Staff (@hooplove215) – No matter the results of Tuesday night’s District 1 AAA second-round games, each team still alive at this stage of the bracket has at least one more game remaining. The eight winners, in addition to making … Continue reading

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Pendleton lifts Lower Merion past CR North

Justin Allen (@jallen_town) – Head coach Gregg Downer has been preaching to the Lower Merion basketball team for the past few weeks that the Aces needed a “signature moment.” While it may be tough to find a signature moment that … Continue reading

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Free throws lead Springfield past Henderson 45-42

Teddy Bailey (@TheTeddyBailey) Fifteen feet. That is the range of Springfield senior Brian McCloskey’s game. Or, at least, it was on Friday night. Due to his work ethic in the offseason, the 6-foot-3 forward has a fairly steady relationship with the … Continue reading

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Tipping Off: Tuesday, February 10

CoBL Staff (@hooplove215) – Welcome to Tipping Off, CoBL’s morning hub, where you can get all the information on today’s games while also catching up on the action from the previous day as well as various other things going on … Continue reading

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Ridley boosted to Central title by strong fan support

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Even on a night when seemingly everything across Southeastern Pennsylvania was coated in ice, the two buses full of students from Ridley School District still hit the roads. And they clearly weren’t the only ones who risked … Continue reading

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Ridley upsets Conestoga, captures Central League Championship

Teddy Bailey (@TheTeddyBailey) – The Central League had been under the firm grasp of Lower Merion. The Aces entered this season with three straight league titles under their belt after holding off Conestoga in a thriller last season. When Ridley … Continue reading

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Tipping Off: Monday, February 9

CoBL Staff (@hooplove215) – Welcome to Tipping Off, CoBL’s morning hub, where you can get all the information on today’s games while also catching up on the action from the previous day as well as various other things going on … Continue reading

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2015 District 1 Class AAAA bracket released

Teddy Bailey (@TheTeddyBailey) – On Sunday afternoon, the brackets were released for the upcoming PIAA District Playoffs for all four divisions – AAAA, AAA, AA and A. Earning the top seed for the second straight season was Conestoga (21-2, 17-0 Central). The … Continue reading

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Staggs, Ridley Dominate Lower Merion in Central League Semifinal

Teddy Bailey (@TheTeddyBailey) — One could say that Ridley and Lower Merion are a tad familiar with each other. The two teams played each other on Monday and Tuesday this past week due to an earlier scheduling conflict. With Conestoga … Continue reading

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Sherman, Aces ease past Abington, 73-57

Tyler DeGiacomo (@DJock10) — ARDMORE, PA– As Lower Merion senior Corey Sherman walked to mid court at Kobe Bryant Gymnasium Monday evening to accept the award for being the Aces most outstanding player of the Kobe Bryant Classic, he motioned for … Continue reading

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CoBL/Nexxt Level Shootout: Day 2 Standouts

Tom Reifsnyder (@tom_reifsnyder), Ari Rosenfeld (@realA_rosenfeld) & Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Saturday morning kicked off CoBL’s second-ever event in as many weeks. The CoBL/Nexxt Level Shootout features 32 teams ranging from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware at the Nexxt Level … Continue reading

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