PHILADELPHIA >> After an up-and-down, inconsistent first half, the Lansdale Catholic boys lacrosse team came flying out the second half gate, scoring three goals in the first four minutes of the third quarter.
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TOWAMENCIN >> The seeding in any District 1 tournament can be a fickle beast. Not that the top seeds don’t earn their place, but every now and then a really quality team ends up in the middle of the bracket. The No. 4 and No. 5 seeds in the 6A class played a district-championship quality softball game Saturday morning.
FRANCONIA >> Souderton saw West Chester Rustin end the third quarter in a flurry, scoring goals with 36 seconds and three seconds left. It proved too much for Big Red to overcome in an 8-5 defeat in the District 1-AAA boys lacrosse first round Tuesday night.
TOWAMENCIN>> The re-enter rule is high school softball can be a unique one. Any player who has been in the game may come out and come back in, at any position. The rule becomes even more unique when it happens inside the center circle.
TOWAMENCIN >> The busy schedule of a high school baseball team can be taxing, particularly on the pitching staff. A team needs a boost every now and then. One guy who can carry the load and give his teammates some rest. Enter North Penn’s Matt Stevenson.
TOWAMENCIN >> Pinch hitting is one of the more difficult things to do in baseball. That’s saying something when there’s a hall enshrining people who got a hit three out of every ten tries. Still, pinch hitters most likely get one chance to make an impact on an entire game.
PHILADELPHIA >> Plymouth Whitemarsh scratched and clawed its way to a two-point lead with two minutes remaining in its PIAA Class 6A quarterfinal game Sunday afternoon. Then an ugly, old nemesis reappeared.
CHELTENHAM >> Here’s a six-second microcosm of how Taylor O’Brien’s Thursday night went. With her team up just six points and time winding down in the third quarter, Plymouth Whitemarsh’s junior point guard picked up an and-1 to put her team up nine. Then, she stole the ball from Council Rock North and canned a 35-footer as time expired.
CHELTENHAM >> After a slow first half, Faith Christian came out on fire in the third quarter and flew past Sankofa Freedom 55-27 in its PIAA Class A second round game Thursday night.
PHILADELPHIA>> Faith Christian flew out to a 25-8 first quarter lead and never looked back, cruising over top-seeded Sankofa Freedom 49-35 Tuesday evening.
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- Lansdale Catholic gets back to business in PIAA-2A win over Eastern York May 30, 2017
- Wild, Perk Valley too much for North Penn in District 1-6A quarterfinal May 27, 2017
- Souderton stopped by West Chester Rustin in District 1-AAA first round May 16, 2017
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