Winning streaks can prove paradoxical affairs. While they provide momentum and a certain feeling of invincibility, they also bring a degree of pressure. No team wants to do worse than the team that proceeded them. Bristol answered the challenge when they defeated Morrisville 40-6 this past T…
BRISTOL BOROUGH >> When the Morrisville High School football team travels to Bristol Thursday morning in the latest meeting of a series that dates back to 1928, it will take to the field in a role it hasn't experienced since the 20th century.
Ice hockey certainly ranks as a fast, rugged and highly competitive game. These very qualities appealed to Jake Machlovitz, senior captain of the Pennsbury entry in the Suburban High School Ice Hockey League.
The Villa Joseph Marie soccer team has a most apt motto that beseeches them, “To play with two hearts.” The history of the Jems' success certainly demonstrates how well the girls mind this adage. They know all about playing a determined and selfless brand of soccer.
Perhaps more than any other sport scholastic volleyball depends on total team play. All the athleticism and individual effort become lost without the requisite team chemistry. As evidenced by their advancing to the state playoffs, this years’ Council Rock North squad was rich in this all-imp…
PENNSBURY >> Pennsbury High School's No. 1 girls tennis player, Megan Walsh, and its No. 2 player, Kyra Workman, both sophomores, placed 4th at the PIAA Girls Tennis Doubles State Championships held recently in Hershey.
Every high school team, regardless of the sport, dreams of making the state playoffs. Between dreaming and actuality lies a whole season of blending, learning, and pure dedication. The Council Rock South girls’ soccer team experienced just such a 2019 campaign. This talented group of athlete…
DOWNINGTOWN >> The 16th-seeded Pennsbury High School football came out and punched Downingtown West in the head with four touchdowns in the first half Friday night in the opening round of the PIAA District 1 Class 6A playoffs.
Over the years Neshaminy and Pennsbury have engaged in many a classic football battle. Perhaps, none bore the significance of last Friday’s epic duel between the two archrivals.
Every coach dreams of having a player who inspires other players and who brings out the best in her teammates. Kate Cocco of the Council Rock South hockey team is just such a player. In her four years as a varsity starter she has helped the Golden Hawks remain a force in the Suburban One League.
ABINGTON >> Unless the Pennsbury High football team can beat Neshaminy this week, squeeze into the playoffs and pull off a big upset against a high seed, the story of this season has already been written.
A successful sports program relies on talent, teamwork and a will to win. As evident in their five straight league titles, the Pennsbury girls’ soccer team certainly ranks as a successful team. This year’s version of Falcon soccer dominance is no different. They are a skilled and determined …
Resiliency remains an important part of any successful team’s repertoire. You can have an abundance of talent and skill and still not succeed if you lack the ability to bounce back. Neshaminy girls soccer has shown they possesses all three of these essential qualities this season.
The goalie in soccer mans a very unique position, one that requires quick reflexes, strong endurance, a mature attitude, and a feel for leadership. Pennsbury’s Peter Beider possesses all these essential attributes.
A successful field hockey team needs to have talented performers, sound leaders, a balanced attack, and willingness to learn and grow from any mistakes they might make. Neshaminy, who is on a quest to record they second straight undefeated mark in the SOL National Division, certainly qualifi…
FAIRLESS HILLS >> Following four weeks of often frustrating football, it was time for Pennsbury to go out and have some fun at Falcon Field Friday night.
Council Rock North faced a stacked deck in their match-up with gridiron powerhouse Neshaminy. The schedule read Friday the 13th. A full moon hovered over Walt Snyder stadium. The 'Skins sought vengeance after losing by the mercy rule to Downingtown West the week before. Despite all these odd…
BUCKINGHAM >> It wasn't hard to spot the turning point for the Pennsbury High football team in its win over undefeated Central Bucks East on Sept. 14 that it hopes has also turned around its season.
A competitive drive spurs on many a stellar athlete. That force not only entails besting an opponent but also improving upon your own talents. Vinnie Colon, tri-captain of the Council Rock North soccer team, definitely adheres to this time-tested principle.
All the championships and shiny trophies aside, the key to scholastic sports is the lessons learned. These experiences come in both victory and defeat. The loses show us what needs improving and the victories support the dedication needed to succeed.
Ask any football coach and he will tell you ‘big plays hurt you.' Such lightning bolts, however, are not uncommon in an opening game, especially one featuring many untested varsity performers. Council Rock South faced just such a predicament as it lost its season opener 36-13 to a talented C…
NEWTOWN >> Prior to August 23rd’s season opener, the Council Rock South football staff indicated it was concerned about its ability to stop Cheltenham senior running back Jamir Barnes.
TOWAMENCIN » Kenneth Grady returned a kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown and also caught a pass for a score while Khalani Eaton, RJ Macnamara and Evan Spannall ran for two TDs as North Penn outlasted Neshaminy 55-34 in an offensive slugfest on August 23 at Crawford Stadium.
PHILADELPHIA » Beyond the barbecues at his farm or the Yeti coolers, custom cowboy boots and shotguns Carson Wentz gifted to his offensive linemen at various Christmases, we still don’t know much about the off-the-field persona of the Eagles quarterback.
Every year the Revolutionary Run held in Washington Crossing Park and sponsored by the Upper Makefield Business Association caters to a wide range of interests. From ardent, die-hard runners to more casual fun seekers, over a 1000 athletes braved the heat and humidity to participate in this …
GLENSIDE » One of the real heavyweight programs in the entire area for the better part of three decades, the Conwell-Egan softball team saw another so-so season come to an end on June 3 in an 11-0 loss to Holy Cross in the opening round of the PIAA Class 2A state tournament.
FREELAND » It’s not difficult to explain how the Pennsbury High School softball team’s otherwise outstanding season ended with three straight losses.
BRISTOL BOROUGH » While it didn’t go quite as expected, it’s now nine in a row and a remarkable 24 overall District 1 championships for the Bristol High School softball team.
LEVITTOWN >> The Truman Tigers Girls 4x100 relay team headed for the PIAA state track and field championships at Shippensburg University on May 25. The team of Rebecca Sloboh (grade 12), Sandra Jackson (grade 9), Kayla Walker (grade 12) and Jaleezia Gibson (grade 11) came home state ch…
Anytime Neshaminy and Pennsbury lock horns in an athletic battle, you can expect a real thriller. The PIAA softball quarterfinal match-up between these two perennial powers proved no exception. The contest featured great pitching, near flawless fielding, and timely hitting. It took extra inn…
NEWTOWN BOROUGH >> Vintage baseball returns to Pickering Field at Jefferson and North Chancellor streets on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27 at Pickering Field.
BRISTOL » Although the Pennsbury High softball team already had a share of the Suburban One National League title, the last thing it wanted to do was share it with arch-rival and defending champion Neshaminy.
FAIRLESS HILLS » A very unusual four-year title drought for the powerhouse Pennsbury High School softball program is over and the Falcons ended it May 9 in totally convincing style.
PENNSBURY >> Pennsbury High School student athletes, Justin Massielo (senior) and Emelie Curtis (junior) reached impressive milestones in their respective sports this past week.
NEWTOWN >> Following four very successful years at Bristol High, John Greiner has stepped down as the Warriors head football coach to become the new head coach at Council Rock North.
Playing goalie in lacrosse definitely requires nerves of steel, both emotionally and physically. Being the last line of defense, you cannot afford to get rattled even when being peppered with shots going over 60 MPH. Sophia Kutsaya of Council Rock South has proven to be the perfect person to…
The words “Elite Eight” carry great meaning to scholastic basketball teams. They indicate you rank among the best eight teams in the state. Two local teams, Neshaminy and Council Rock North, reached that lofty perch when they made it to the quarterfinals of the PIAA state playoffs.
Manning the nets in ice hockey requires instinctive reflexes, a dogged determination and a calm frame of mind. Though only a sophomore, Jimmy Sweeney of Council Rock South has certainly demonstrated a good degree of all these essentials.
Most wrestlers believe they do battle in two separate seasons every year. The regular season with all its exciting dual meets proves to be a backdrop for the challenging tournaments marking the year’s end. Kyle Hauserman and his Council Rock North teammates anxiously await these postseason tests.
The scholastic version of college’s March Madness might well be dubbed February Frenzy. Teams do battle in a display of talent, team unity and all-out hustle. In the regular season finale between archrivals Council Rock South and Council Rock North on February 7th both the boys and girls squ…
In addition to talent and awareness, solid athletes also possess a passion for their game. Dana Bandurick, stellar performer on the Council Rock North basketball team, epitomizes all these qualities.
NEW HOPE >> Many basketball teams employ a ‘big man in the middle’ point of attack. Council Rock North uses a different plan. They base their strategy around hustle, athleticism and team chemistry.
Every young athlete aspires to be a part of a powerhouse team. For many a grade school grappler, Council Rock South has proven just such a legendary squad. Nik Korbich, senior 182 pounder for the Golden Hawks, numbers himself among those lucky enough to benefit from making his dream team.
The Neshaminy girls basketball team is back in full force. Last year’s tri-champion SOL National squad that advanced to the Elite Eight of the PIAA Tournament not only returns all their starting lineup but have added some potent newcomers. The news bodes ominously for their league foes.
The Thanksgiving Day football classic between Morrisville and Bristol ranks as one of the oldest rivalries in Pennsylvania. This year saw Bristol emerge as a 23-0 victor in a game that provided both teams with ample challenges.
The Vikings of ancient lore were a hearty group of adventures who approached every conquest with ferocity and intensity. The same could be said for the Archbishop Wood soccer team. This group of Vikings is equally voracious in their pursuit of a PIAA Class 3A soccer championship.
Playing soccer for Villa Jo Marie certainly takes talent and determination, a fact shown by their numerous district and state playoff appearances. There is, however, and even greater quality called for in being a Jem. You are part of a team.