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Thursday, August 29, 2013 — How to choose your region

Are you ready for the best coverage in high school sports? We're hoping you are, because we're excited to give it to you. officially launched for the Southeastern region of Pennsylvania today, so we wanted to give you — our readers — a little bit of guidance of the best way to utilize the site for YOU. So once you've opened the website up into a window or tab, follow these instructions for choosing the region you care most about.

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Monday, January 28, 2013

Norristown leads the way in Suburban One at 9-1

Norristown boys basketball earned themselves a little cushion in the Suburban One League, when on Friday fellow-top-ranked, Wissahickon (8-2), was knocked off by Plymouth Whitemarsh (5-5). Norristown (9-1) owes their one loss to Wissahickon, who on January 11th took the visiting Eagles by surprise and with some final second heroics by point guard, Chase Wilson, won by one point, 55-54.

With Plymouth Whitemarsh’s determined win on Friday, they hope to keep playoff hopes alive, but to do so they’ll essentially need to win out the season. On Tuesday, Wissahickon will face Cheltenham (7-2) which will only solidify Norristown’s lead in Suburban One play.

To round out the season, Norristown will face Springfield Township (1-8) on 1/29 in Erdenheim, Plymouth Whitemarsh at home on February 2/01, Wissahickon at home on 2/05, and the final regular season game at Cheltenham on 2/08.

Friday, November 30, 2012

High School Football: La Salle and Parkland 2012 seasons


The results of the 2012 football seasons for La Salle and Parkland, that meet in the PIAA Class AAAA quarterfinals Saturday (1 p.m.) at Northeast High School:
LA SALLE (11-1)
La Salle 20, North Penn 7
La Salle 37, Monsignor Farrell 20
La Salle 38, Cardinal O’Hara 6
La Salle 38, Malvern Prep 6
La Salle 31, Archbishop Ryan 0
La Salle 35, Father Judge 7
Saint Joseph’s Prep 24, La Salle 16
La Salle 28, Roman Catholic 14
La Salle 28, West Catholic 26
La Salle 42, Roman Catholic 13
La Salle 28, Saint Joseph’s Prep 27 (OT)
La Salle 37, Frankford 20
Delaware Valley 37, Parkland 35
Easton 35, Parkland 28
Parkland 28, Northampton 0
Parkland 28, Liberty 0
Parkland 52, Whitehall 23
Parkland 42, Nazareth 21
Parkland 41, Freedom 7
Parkland 51, Bethlehem Catholic 13
Parkland 47, Allentown Central Catholic 17
Parkland 42, Emmaus 17
Parkland 41, Easton 10
Parkland 37, Pleasant Valley 0
Parkland 49, Delaware Valley 41

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

PIAA Class AAA State Boys Soccer playoff bracket


Tuesday, Nov. 6
(3-3) Wilson 4, (1-1) Abington 1
(11-1) Stroudsburg 1, (1-3) Souderton 0
(12-1) La Salle 2, (1-4) Pennsbury 0
(1-5) Downingtown West 1, (3-1) Hempfield 0
(2-1) Delaware Valley 1, (1-2) C.B. East 0
(3-2) Cumberland Valley 2, (6-1) State College 1
(7-1) Canon McMillan 2, (7-3) Peters Township 0
(7-2) Upper St. Clair 6, (10-1) McDowell 0
Saturday, Nov. 10
(3-3) Wilson 3, (11-1) Stroudsburg 2
(12-1) La Salle 1, (1-5) Downingtown West 0
(2-1) Delaware Valley 1, (3-2) Cumberland Valley 0
(7-2) Upper St. Clair 3, (7-1) Canon McMillan 1
Tuesday, Nov. 13
(3-3) Wilson 1, (12-1) La Salle 0
(7-2) Upper St. Clair 1, (2-1) Delaware Valley 0
Saturday, Nov. 17
At Hersheypark Stadium, 6:30
(3-3) Wilson vs. (7-2) Upper St. Clair

Thursday, November 8, 2012

High School Football: Capsules for weekend of Nov. 9


TIME: Friday, 7:00 p.m., Downingtown East High School
RECORDS: Wissahickon is 7-3 after defeating Upper Moreland, 55-13. Downingtown East is 10-0 after defeating West Chester Henderson, 6-3.
LAST SEASON’S GAME: Did not play.
OUTLOOK:  See Sideline Insider (Nov. 8)

TIME: Friday, 7:00 p.m., Plymouth Whitemarsh High School
RECORDS: Neshaminy is 7-3 after losing to Pennsbury, 7-0. Plymouth Whitemarsh is 9-1 after defeating Springfield-Montco, 28-6.
LAST SEASON’S GAME: Did not play.
OUTLOOK: See Sideline Insider

TIME: Friday, 7:00 p.m., Spring-Ford Middle School
RECORDS: Garnet Valley is 8-2 after defeating Haverford, 30-13. Spring-Ford is 9-1 after defeating Perkiomen Valley, 42-28.
LAST SEASON’S GAME:  Did not play.
OUTLOOK: This shapes up as one of the more competitive first-round District One Class AAAA playoff matchups, with the seventh-seeded Rams seeking the program’s first postseason win and the 10th-seeded Jaguars looking to break through into the ranks of the D-1 football elite.
Spring-Ford, already an offensive juggernaut, got even better last week when stud junior running back Jarred Jones returned after a six-week stay on the shelf due to a broken wrist, then lit up Perkiomen Valley for 208 rushing yards and a pair of 80-plus-yard kickoff returns (one for a 91-yard TD).
The Rams, already boasting the likes of QB Hank Coyne (103-for-186, 1,299 yds., 19 TDs), Yousef Lundi (885 rushing yds.) and Tate Carter (642 rushing yds., 305 receiving), are averaging 355 yards per game and kind of needed more offense like the Kardashians need more plastic surgery. But the Rams aren’t complaining.
Meanwhile, the Jaguars have only been held under three touchdowns in a game once this year (in a 27-17 loss to Ridley) and have piled up 363 points in their 10 games. The offense is led by QB Ryan Corkery (51-for-113, 703 yds., 9 TDs, 126 rushes, 905 yds., 12 TDs) and RB Jake Irving (143 carries, 829 yds., 13 TDs). LBs Steve Elf (61 tackles, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries) and Tyler Shankle (61 tackles, three sacks) head up the defense.

TIME: Friday, 7:00 p.m., Owen J. Roberts High School
RECORDS: Upper Merion is 1-9 after losing to Upper Dublin, 24-14. Owen J. Roberts  is 3-7 after losing to Boyertown, 42-14.
LAST SEASON’S GAME: Did not play.
OUTLOOK: Two disappointing seasons draw to a close, as the one-win Vikings travel to Bucktown to face the three-win Wildcats.
Owen J., battling inexperience and injury most of the year, is the second lowest scoring team in the Pioneer Athletic Conference, although RB Wyatt Scott (175 carries, 909 yds.) has a chance to crack the 1,000-yard mark for the season and QB Jarrad Pinelli (86-for-165, 1,373 yds., 19 TDs, 10 ints.) and WR Matt Raymond (31 catches, 722 yds., 11 TDs) are a lethal pitch-catch combo.
Upper Merion took Upper Dublin into the fourth quarter last week before coming up short, a promising springboard into the season finale.

TIME: Saturday, 1:00 p.m., Plymouth Whitemarsh High School
RECORDS: La Salle is 9-1 after defeating Roman Catholic, 42-13. Saint Joseph’s Prep is 9-0 after defeating Archbishop Ryan, 29-6.
EARLIER THIS SEASON: Saint Joseph’s Prep defeated La Salle, 24-16, on Oct. 13.
OUTLOOK: The rematch of this year’s version of the PCL Game That Can’t Be Missed, and it’s suggested you get there early (about 11 a.m. still may not guarantee a parking spot).
Prep rallied past the Explorers in the first clash, which was far from artistic (both teams committed six turnovers), but infinitely enjoyable.
The Hawks’ efficiency running the no-huddle spread is no secret, and it scorched La Salle the first time around, producing 400-plus yards of offense, while RB Olamide Zaccheaus rushed for nearly 200 yards.
“We can’t give up 400 yards of offense and have one player run for 180-some yards against us this time,” said Explorers head coach Drew Gordon, “or we’ll be in trouble.”
La Salle is hopeful QB Chris Kane (108-for-179, 1,613 yds., 19 TDs) is another week closer to being healthy after hobbling through last week’s playoff game with a gimpy ankle.
Meanwhile, the Prep has collected 19 interceptions in its nine games, with John Reid accounting for five of them.

TIME: Saturday, 1:00 p.m., Norristown High School
RECORDS: Methacton is 5-5 after defeating Pottstown, 45-27. Norristown is 1-9 after losing to Cheltenham, 21-0
LAST SEASON’S GAME: Did not play.
OUTLOOK: The Warriors chase the program’s first back-to-back winning seasons since 1997 and 1998, while the Eagles chase one last gasp at respectability against a former Suburban One League rival.
Methacton’s offense finished last in the PAC, but has come alive of late, stacking up 793 yards and 90 points over the last two games, while the Warriors have won three in a row.
QB Brandon Bossard has had no small role in the rejuvenated attack, and has passed and run for better than 1,700 yards while producing 18 touchdowns this season.
The Eagles have struggled offensively all year, scoring just 88 points in 10 games while being shut out four times.
One bright spot in this trying season has been the two-way play of senior RB/LB Darius Wills, whose production has only been surpassed by his effort.

TIME: Saturday, 1:30 p.m., Germantown Academy
RECORDS: Penn Charter is 4-4 1-3 after defeating Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, 42-14. Germantown Academy is 3-5, 0-4 after losing to Episcopal Academy, 47-0.
LAST SEASON’S GAME: Penn Charter won, 54-7.
OUTLOOK: The 126th renewal of the oldest continuous schoolboy rivalry in the country will be contested for the first time at GA’s Carey Stadium.
Up until last week, both GA and PC were winless in the Inter-Ac this season, a string the Quakers ended with a convincing win over SCHA.
It seems every week the Patriots are running into a team with future Division One college players, and this week is no exception.
PC features offensive lineman and Notre Dame recruit Mike McGlinchey (6-7, 265) and West Virginia recruit Daryl Worley, who has rushed for 184 yards and added 24 pass receptions good for 393 yards this season.
PC’s real go-to back is Eric Neefe (134 carries, 898 yds.).
Speaking of rushing, GA has not rushed for 100 yards as a team in an Inter-Ac League game this season.

Monday, November 5, 2012

High School Boys Soccer - State Class AAA bracket


Tuesday, Nov. 6
(1-1) Abington vs. (3-3) Wilson, at Coatesville, 7
(11-1) Stroudsburg  vs. (1-3) Souderton, at Nazareth, 7:30
(12-1) La Salle vs. (1-4) Pennsbury, at Northeast, 7
(3-1) Hempfield vs. (1-5) Downingtown West, at Hersheypark, 7
(2-1) Delaware Valley vs. (1-2) C.B. East, at Scranton, 5
(6-1) State College vs. (3-2) Cumberland Valley, at Cen. Mountain, 7
(7-1) Canon McMillan vs. (7-3) Peters Township, at Chartiers Valley, 8
(10-1) McDowell vs. (7-2) Upper St. Clair, at Erie, 7
Saturday, Nov. 10
Tuesday, Nov. 13
Saturday, Nov. 17
At Hersheypark Stadium, 6:30

Thursday, November 1, 2012

High School Football: Capsules for weekend of Nov. 2


TIME: Saturday, 1:00 p.m., Souderton High School
RECORDS: North Penn is 5-4, 4-2 after defeating Central Bucks West, 48-28. Souderton is 6-3, 4-2 after defeating Hatboro-Horsham, 37-7.
LAST SEASON’S GAME: North Penn won, 37-14.
OUTLOOK: Apparently, after having last rites read over their about-to-be playoff corpse two weeks ago, there exists some completely illogical scenario that could see North Penn make the Class AAAA playoff field with a win this week.
But since it’s the equivalent of seeing Ralph Nader declared the winner in the upcoming presidential election, let’s just submit that a Souderton win would likely lift the Indians into the quad-A field and a loss would all but see them familiarized with the aforementioned last rites.
All of that being said, this will almost certainly wind up being a game won or lost on the ground. Souderton QB A.J. Curotto has attempted just 77 passes all year while RBs Anthony Williams (826), Dan Knight (627) and Jarett Reinhard (539) have all gone over 500 yards rushing this year.
Meanwhile, the Knights ground up CB West last week to the tune of 366 rushing yards, with Kyle Mayfield and Steve Gozur combining for 283 of those yards, plus four touchdowns. 

TIME: Friday, 7:00 p.m., Upper Merion Middle School
RECORDS: Upper Dublin is 5-4, 3-3 after losing to Plymouth Whitemarsh, 42-14. Upper Merion is 1-8, 1-5 after losing to Cheltenham, 54-35.
LAST SEASON’S GAME: Upper Dublin won, 34-16.
OUTLOOK: It’s Senior Night for the Vikings’ home and season finale, and Upper Merion is just trying to put a year behind them that saw a long losing streak end, but little else.
Last week brought more anguish to the Vikings, who put up over 400 yards of offense last week and got 206 rushing yards from Hassan Gardner, yet still lost by double digits.
Upper Dublin saw any chances it had of reaching the postseason end last week with a loss to Plymouth Whitemarsh, but would still like to finish the year over the .500 mark in both the SOL American and overall. 

TIME: Friday, 7:00 p.m., Plymouth Whitemarsh High School
RECORDS: Springfield is 4-5, 1-5 after losing to Upper Moreland, 17-14. Plymouth Whitemarsh is 8-1, 6-0 after defeating Upper Dublin, 42-14.
LAST SEASON’S GAME: Did not play.
OUTLOOK: The Colonials, already with their second straight SOL American crown in their back pockets, prep for the playoffs against a Spartans team that has struggled in its return to Suburban One League football.
Spartans QB Chris Stone is also a standout defensive back and the team’s placekicker, although he did split time under center last week.
PW, remarkably, has gotten exactly 1,125 rushing yards from both Corey Kelly and Terry Brown this year, and they’ll likely both add to their totals this week. 

TIME: Saturday, 1:30 p.m., Episcopal Academy
RECORDS: Germantown Academy is 3-4, 0-3 after losing to Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, 28-14. Episcopal Academy is 8-0, 3-0 after defeating Malvern Prep, 26-7.
LAST SEASON’S GAME: Episcopal Academy won, 13-10.
OUTLOOK: The Patriots meet the unbeaten Churchmen, who have played defense-and-a-half this season.
EA has allowed a mere 21 points in eight games, has pitched five shutouts and has not permitted more than seven points in any one game this year.
Offensively, QB Adam Strouss leads the team in rushing (103 carries, 572 yds.) and passing (50-for-88, 877 yds., 13 TDs).
GA, winless in Inter-Ac play, had difficulty shutting down SCHA’s running game a week ago, but is still yielding a respectable 19 points per game. 

TIME: Saturday, 4:00 p.m., Cheltenham High School
RECORDS: Norristown is 1-8, 1-5 after losing to Wissahickon, 42-13. Cheltenham is 6-3, 4-2 after defeating Upper Merion, 54-35.
LAST SEASON’S GAME: Norristown won, 14-7.
OUTLOOK: The Eagles finish up league play against a Panthers team that is an overtime loss to PW away from playing for a share of the SOL American title.
Cheltenham is led by RB Mark Thompson, who rushed for 156 yards and five touchdowns a week ago (while adding another score via a punt return), while DE/LB Jonathan Howard had two interceptions, two sacks and a fumble recovery.
Norristown has had difficulty sustaining drives, which has put continual pressure on its defense to get off the field.
Neither the Eagles offense nor their defense will have an easy evening against Cheltenham.
“This is one of their better teams,” said Eagles head coach E.J. Smith. “They have a lot of weapons and a real good front.” 

TIME: Friday, 7:00 p.m., Perkiomen Valley High School
RECORDS: Spring-Ford is 8-1, 6-1 after defeating Pottstown, 55-20. Perkiomen Valley is 7-2, 7-1 after losing to Pottsgrove, 42-28.
LAST SEASON’S GAME: Spring-Ford won, 42-28.
OUTLOOK: One week after playing the Pioneer Athletic Conference’s “Game of the Year” against Pottsgrove, the Vikings face, perhaps, their own game of the year when they host the arch-rival Rams.
A victory all but assures the winner of a berth in next week’s Class AAAA playoff field, while the loser will need help, and lots of it, to get in.
Making the chore tougher for PV is the return of S-F RB Jarred Jones, who has missed the past six weeks due to a broken wrist.
“We’ve game planned this week with the idea that (Jones) would be there,” said PV head coach Scott Reed. “Spring-Ford is a different team when he’s in the lineup because he’s a home-run hitter.
“For us, this is an early playoff game, For us, the first round is (Friday).”
On the injury front, PV guards Bobby Gallus and Robbie Thacker are both nursing shoulder ailments. Thacker will likely go, Gallus is questionable. 

TIME: Saturday, 3:00 p.m., Pottstown High School
RECORDS: Methacton is 4-5, 4-4 after defeating Owen J. Roberts, 45-28. Pottstown is 4-5, 3-4 after losing to Spring-Ford, 55-20.
LAST SEASON’S GAME: Methacton won, 35-7.
OUTLOOK: The Warriors need their final two games to finish with their first back-to-back winning seasons since the program posted consecutive 7-4 logs in 1997 and 1998.
But first, a date with the Trojans, who despite losing four of their last six, remain dangerous, primarily because of the 1-2 punch of QB Sage Reinhart (104-for-178, 1,703 yds., 14 TDs) and RB Monroe Hampton (140 carries, 876 yds.).
Methacton QB Brandon Bossard did his best Rasaan Stewart imitation last week, rushing for 101 yards and three scores and passing for 85 and two touches in an easy win over Owen J. The Warriors are hoping for more of the same against a Trojans defense that yields 389 yards per game. 

TIME: Friday, 7:00 p.m., Upper Moreland High School
RECORDS: Wissahickon is 6-3, 4-2 after defeating Norristown, 42-13. Upper Moreland is 6-3, 4-2 after defeating Springfield, 17-14.
LAST SEASON’S GAME: Wissahickon won, 41-19.
OUTLOOK: The Trojans can lock up a share of second place in the SOL American with a win, then sit back to see if enough dominoes fall in the proper direction for them to sneak into the district playoffs.
They’ll have no easy go against the Bears, who have already bumped off Cheltenham and come within a touchdown of 8-1 Interboro.
The Bears are led by RB Robert Knox and QB Charlie Hooker, while senior LB Vince Cardelli heads up a rough-and-tough defense. 

TIME: Saturday, 1:00 p.m., Pope John Paul II High School
RECORDS: Upper Perkiomen is 0-9, 0-8 after losing to Phoenixville, 49-20. Pope John Paul is 0-9, 0-8 after losing to Boyertown, 28-21.
LAST SEASON’S GAME: Upper Perkiomen won, 30-7.
OUTLOOK: At game’s end, one of these two teams will be in the PAC basement, and one will not.
Naturally, the Panthers are hoping to be the team not looking up.
With all of their combined problems this year, both sides have positives to point to. For the Tribe it’s RB Aidan Schaffer, whose 249-yard performance last week put him over the 1,000-yard rushing mark (178 carries, 1,038 yds.).
For PJP, it’s been a consistently dangerous passing game, which is led by receivers Chris Veisbergs (34 catches, 634 yds.) and Jamel Stinson (34 catches, 376 yds.) 

TIME: Saturday, 2:30 p.m., Cardinal O’Hara High School
RECORDS: Archbishop Carroll is 4-5 after defeating Bishop McDevitt, 43-13. West Catholic is 5-3 after losing to La Salle, 28-26.
EARLIER THIS YEAR: West Catholic defeated Archbishop Carroll, 42-22, on Oct. 12.
OUTLOOK: The Patriots gave West a tough game the first time around, and now are hopeful of springing the playoff upset.
The Burrs are led by junior RB Greg White (138 carries, 1,081 yds.), the PCL’s leading rusher. But when La Salle held White to 31 yards last week, West QB Antwain McCollum threw for a school-record 342 yards.
The Patriots got their first 100-yard rushing game from a running back this year when Shawn Springs ran for 111 yards last week, while QB Sal Bello (65-for-131, 1,052 yds., 13 TDs) cracked the 1,000-yard passing barrier. 

TIME: Saturday, 3:30 p.m., Plymouth Whitemarsh High School
RECORDS: Bonner-Prendergast is 3-5 after losing to Archbishop Wood, 56-35. Lansdale Catholic is 5-4 after defeating Cardinal O’Hara, 33-28.
EARLIER THIS YEAR: Bonner-Prendie defeated Lansdale Catholic, 29-8, on Oct. 6.
OUTLOOK: See Sideline Insider

TIME: Saturday, 3:00 p.m., William Tennent High School
RECORDS: Roman Catholic is 5-3 after defeating Father Judge, 28-17. La Salle is 8-1 after defeating West Catholic, 28-26.
EARLIER THIS YEAR: La Salle defeated Roman, 28-14, on Oct. 19.
OUTLOOK: Two weeks after defeating the Cahillites, the Explorers must do it again if they wish to set up a rematch with Saint Joseph’s Prep for the PCL AAAA title next weekend.
Much will depend on La Salle’s physical condition, although at press time nothing was known about the availability of Explorers QB Chris Kane, RBs Jared Herrmann and Jordan Meachum and DB Dad Poquie, among others.
Roman is led by the quarterback-receiver tandem of Michael Keir (94-for-150, 1,406 yds., 8 TDs) and Notre Dame recruit William Fuller (45 catches, 729 yds.)