HARRISBURG >> We’ve been stumbling around in the dark for months now, looking for some sort of guidance. There’s been little to be found.
As far as Pennsylvania high school sports are concerned, what most everyone both feared and expected became official on Thursday afternoon, April 9.
LOWER BUCKS >> How much of the season will be played remains to be seen, but as of now the Lower Bucks County high school softball teams are still scheduled to get regular-season play underway next week.
So far, the Falcon Basketball Express appears pretty unstoppable. Two rounds into the PIAA state playoffs, Pennsbury has been a dominating force, downing Red Lion 45-24 and Owen J Roberts 50-27. Only the postponement due to the Coronavirus concerns interrupted their torrid pace.
A team seeking to build its program often calls upon one or two marquee players to jump start the effort. The Neshaminy entry in the Suburban High School Hockey League has just such a player in Robbie Seewagen.
One certainty exists in high school basketball. When the playoffs roll around, the intensity rises. Each team, battling to extend their season, gives a total effort. The quarterfinal round of the PIAA District One girl’s tourney between Pennsbury and Methacton proved just such an affair.
In a sport dominated by big men, Council Rock South’s Jack Rebholz stands tall. Though under six feet in height, the Golden Hawk’s point guard can take over a game with his sharp shooting, deft passing and selfless team attitude.
Two archrivals meeting on a basketball court promises to be an exciting affair. The final regular season match-up between Neshaminy and Pennsbury proved just such a battle. The two crosstown foes battled the entire game before the Falcons came away with the 61-59 victory.
The make or break time has arrived for high school basketball teams. Battling to make playoffs, squads will either succumb to the pressure or rise to meet the challenge. The Lady Falcons of Pennsbury definitely belong to the rising squads.
HARRISBURG >> State Rep. Perry Warren, D-Bucks, honored Council Rock North High School junior Amelia Honer in the state Capitol and House chamber Monday, Feb. 3.
Many consider high school wrestling an individual sport. Two competitors square off in a test of will, knowledge and endurance. Yet wrestling is also very much a team sport as exemplified in this year’s District Duals. Each individual effort leads to a total team success. Neshaminy’s Jack To…
In high school basketball being dubbed “all-around” means more than lighting up the scoreboard. A truly versatile player not only shoots well but also defends aggressively and passes selflessly. Council Rock South’s Mike Stewart possesses all these vital criteria.
This year’s battle for the Mark Sipler Memorial Unity Cup proved a classic wrestling affair. The air was electrified as members of the Council Rock youth organizations and supporters from both schools packed South’s gym to watch the present day Indians and Golden Hawks perform. Everyone, you…
For over 50 years Council Rock North has stood for excellence and commitment in Lower Bucks swim circles. During that span, many a stellar athlete has displayed their talents in the Indian’s natatorium. Senior Ellie Brandbergh certainly ranks right up there with those upholding these time-ho…
PHILADELPHIA >> “Soccer Talk,” a show hosted by Yardley natives Rich and Rusty Gorelick, will make its debut on 610ESPN from 4 to 5 p.m. on January 7. The show also will live stream on www.610espn.com, be available on IHeartRadio, be featured as a podcast and repeated weekly on WWDB-AM…
DOYLESTOWN >> Players from the Central Bucks High School East and West girls’ volleyball teams presented proceeds of $3,019 from their annual Pink Out event to benefit patients of Doylestown Health’s Cancer Institute.
To be successful every basketball team needs a sparkplug, a go-to guy who can put up points as well as assist his teammates. The Neshaminy boys’ team has just such a player in Damon McGovern.
Solid athletes possess talent as well as adaptability. They have the requisite skills and are more than willing to apply them to whatever their team needs dictate. Kelli Kowalick, senior for the Neshaminy girls’ team, is just such a stellar athlete.
Entering a new season, every team dreams of capturing a league title. The journey to reach that goal can prove an exciting and hectic one. This year’s league opener between Pennsbury and Council Rock North, won by the Falcons 51-48, possessed both these qualities.
Scholastic basketball tipoff tournaments bring an abundance of excitement and anticipation. Every team looks forward to testing their mettle and seeing what the upcoming season promises. The recent 2019 Hatter’s Basketball tipoff Classic certainly bode well for the Council Rock South boys’ team.
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.