Category Archives: Public League

Donofrio Classic Report: Monday, March 30

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) & Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – Here’s a report from Donofrio Classic action at the Fellowship House (515 Harry St., Conshohocken) on Monday, March 30: ~~~ Game One: Yellow Jackets 94, Positive Image I 80 After a close … Continue reading

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2014-15 CoBL All-City High School Awards

CoBL Staff (@hooplove215) – Another thrilling high school basketball season is in the books, and it was a wild one in the city of Philadelphia. District 12, which is made of of catholic and public schools in Philadelphia, swept the … Continue reading

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Constitution’s Williams commits to FIU while on visit

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – On Friday, Constitution High School point guard Kimar Williams left a cold and windy early spring Philadelphia day and landed in sunny, warm Miami for an official visit to Florida International University, the latest of four … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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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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PIAA Class A & AAA Second-Round Preview

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Half of the 128 teams who started off last weekend with Pennsylvania state title hopes are gone, with 16 left in each of the state’s four classifications for the second round that takes place over the next … Continue reading

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Imhotep runs away from Berks Catholic in AAA opening-round win

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Andre Noble didn’t have a set number in mind. The Imhotep head coach knew that if his Panthers played at the tempo he desired, Berks Catholic would get tired and turn it over. And indeed, Imhotep’s … Continue reading

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2015 PIAA Championships: Class AAAA Primer

CoBL Staff (@hooplove215) – There is no defending champion in the biggest classification in Pennsylvania high school basketball. Last year’s AAAA winners, New Castle, dropped down to AAA, meaning someone new who will be lifting the trophy in Hershey on … Continue reading

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Constitution’s senior class preparing for final run

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Four long years have boiled down to 16 days. That’s the reality for Constitution’s senior class. A group of young student-athletes who have been the core of the Generals’ program for the last three seasons are … Continue reading

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2015 PIAA Championships: Class AAA Primer

CoBL Staff (@hooplove215) – The PIAA’s AAA classification has been dominated by teams from Philadelphia of late, with six straight titles won by teams from District 12. Archbishop Carroll won it in 2009–the first Catholic League team to win a … Continue reading

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2015 PIAA Championships: Class A Primer

CoBL Staff (@hooplove215) – Though it’s the smallest classification in the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association, don’t think that the Class A state playoffs will be any less entertaining than the big powerhouse public schools from across the state. Last year’s … 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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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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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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Russell, Liggeons lead Imhotep into Pub title game

Josh Einbinder-Schatz (@ironicjosh) – There’s an age old saying in basketball that it’s hard to beat the same team three times in one season. Martin Luther King came up short on the attempted sweep of Imhotep. The return of Devin … Continue reading

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Constitution defeats Audenried in foul-heavy Pub semifinal

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – The Public League semifinal between Constitution and Audenried had a natural soundtrack, in the form of a whistle. It sounded early, and it sounded often. That was to be expected, given it was a matchup between … Continue reading

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