Category Archives: Friends Schools

Norton’s defense preserves Hill School win over Westtown

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Twice, Westtown junior Jair Bolden matched up against Hill School senior Sam Norton with a chance to win the game for his team. And twice, Norton made sure it wouldn’t happen. The first time came in … Continue reading

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Play-By-Play Tip-Off Classic Preview

CoBL Staff (@hooplove215) – Plenty of top schools from Pennsylvania–and a few from New Jersey and Maryland–will be in action for the third annual Play By Play Tip-Off Classic at Philadelphia University (Pa.) on Saturday, Dec. 6. Here’s the schedule … Continue reading

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Hunter’s 33 leads Friends Central past Malvern, 71-55

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – It hasn’t taken DeAndre Hunter much time to re-adjust to the high school varsity game. Prior to Tuesday’s season-opening win, the last time the Friends’ Central junior had donned the Phoenix uniform in game that counts … Continue reading

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Alston, Reddish lead Haverford past Shipley, 60-30

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Haverford School coach Henry Fairfax likened his team’s non-league game against Shipley on Tuesday to a boxing match. The slow start to the game, he said, was like two prizefighters feeling each other out in the … Continue reading

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92 in 92: Shipley School (Pa.)

Alex Chesen (@amchesen) – (Ed. Note: This piece is part of CoBL’s “92 Stories in 92 Days” high school season preview, which will feature a different team in the CoBL coverage range each day from September 1 to December 1. … Continue reading

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92 in 92: Friends’ Central (Pa.)

Tom Reifsnyder (@tom_reifsnyder) – (Ed. Note: This piece is part of CoBL’s “92 Stories in 92 Days” high school season preview, which will feature a different team in the CoBL coverage range each day from September 1 to December 1. … Continue reading

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92 in 92: Germantown Friends (Pa.)

Patrick Paul (@p_paul20) – (Ed. Note: This piece is part of CoBL’s “92 Stories in 92 Days” high school season preview, which will feature a different team in the CoBL coverage range each day from September 1 to December 1. … Continue reading

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FCS alum Karonn Davis ready to make impact at Niagara

Patrick Paul (@P_Paul20) – (Ed. Note: This article is part of CoBL’s 2014-15 College Season Preview, which will run from October 3-November 14, the first day of games. For the complete rundown, click here) After sitting out the 2013-14 season, … Continue reading

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Muhlenberg Shootout Notebook: October 12

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Games ran all day long at Muhlenberg College’s Field House on Sunday, with a few dozen teams from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and beyond coming up to the Allentown school for its team camp. Here’s a short … Continue reading

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Four thoughts from CoBL/NLS Shootout Day 2

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – The final day of the CoBL/Nexxt Level Shootout brought in another 16 talented teams from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware onto the two courts at Nexxt Level Sports in Voorhees on Sunday. Here are four takeaways … Continue reading

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92 in 92: Academy of the New Church (Pa.)

Andrew Koob (@AndrewKoob) – (Ed. Note: This piece is part of CoBL’s “92 Stories in 92 Days” high school season preview, which will feature a different team in the CoBL coverage range each day from September 1 to December 1. … Continue reading

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Temple Team Camp: Team Notebook (Day 1)

Andrew Koob (@AndrewKoob) & Ari Rosenfeld (@realA_rosenfeld) – Temple kicked off its two-day team camp on Friday with plenty of talent showcased in just a few hours of game time. Temple coaches and plenty of smaller colleges got a good … Continue reading

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Report: Westtown’s Papagiannis signs with Greek pro team

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Ever since he got to the Westtown School in West Chester, there had been speculation about just how long Georgios Papagiannis would stay. Would he stay one year, or two? Could he leave for a college … Continue reading

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Injury didn’t slow down DeAndre Hunter’s recruitment

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Like quite a few others, Saint Joseph’s head coach Phil Martelli didn’t need to see much of Friends’ Central rising junior DeAndre Hunter to know how good he could be. The high-upside wing missed his entire … Continue reading

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SJU Team Camp: Team Notebook (Day 2)

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) & Ari Rosenfeld (@realA_rosenfeld) – The Saint Joseph’s high school team camp has nearly 40 squads from the greater Philadelphia region (and a few from slightly beyond that) on Hawk Hill this weekend, getting a chance to … Continue reading

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Saint Joseph’s Team Camp Preview (June 19-21)

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – The area high school team camps continue this weekend with a big affair at St. Joseph’s, as nearly 40 schools from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware–plus one from a little further away–come to City Avenue for … Continue reading

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Mary Kline Classic 2014 standouts

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) & Teddy Bailey (@TheTeddyBailey) – WEST ORANGE, N.J.–For the last four years, the Mary Kline Classic has brought together some of the best high school prospects in the country together for a great cause, and 2014’s edition … Continue reading

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2014 AAU Mid-Atlantic Regional Finals Notebook

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – The Mid-Atlantic Regional AAU Tournament wrapped up at the Upper Chichester Recreation Center on Sunday, with the fourth grade (10U) through 11th grade (17U) championships determining who gets the opportunity advance to the AAU National tournament … Continue reading

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2013-14 CoBL HS Awards: Southeastern Pa.

The 2013-14 high school basketball season in Southeastern Pennsylvania was certainly one to remember. One of the best players in Philly history finished up his career the only way he knew how, while simultaneously setting a new benchmark for greatness … Continue reading

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Hill School holds off Westtown for 2013-14 PAISAA title

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – After the Hill School’s Pennsylvania Independent Schools (PAISAA) semifinal win over the Phelps School on Friday night, Hill coach Seth Eilberg said that to beat Westtown in the final, his team would need to make shots. … Continue reading

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High-Fives: Hill School junior’s comes up big in win over Phelps in PAISAA semifinal

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – When James Fives transferred from Scranton Prep to the Hill School and reclassified from the 2014 graduating class to 2015, he figured it was a win-win scenario. An extra year to prepare for college. The chance … Continue reading

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Lithuanian native Rupkus comes up clutch in Westtown win

John Henry (@JAH1591) – In front of a rocking atmosphere at Malvern Prep High School, Westtown’s Edvinas Rupkus stole the spotlight to help his team knock off the Kiski School and advance to the Pennsylvania Independent Schools (PAISAA) Championship game. … Continue reading

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PAISAA Semifinals Preview: Kiski hoping for successful trip

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – For all but one of the 16 teams in the PAISAA Tournament this year, the last two games at Malvern Prep are a short drive away. And then there’s the Kiski School, from Saltsburg, Pa.–a good … Continue reading

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ANC holds on for wild win over Penn Charter

Andrew Koob (@AndrewKoob) – As it turns out, schools and classes weren’t the only thing affected by the recent snowstorms in the area. Academy of the New Church, in their first round PAISAA matchup against Penn Charter, came out sluggish … Continue reading

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Haverford rolls in PAISAA first round

Andrew Koob (@AndrewKoob) – There are games when everything seems to fall and nothing goes wrong. That was the kind of game the Haverford School had in the opening round of the PAISAA playoffs as the Fords steamrolled Friends’ Central, … Continue reading

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