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North Penn pulls out all stops in effort to contain St. Joseph’s Prep

PHILADELPHIA >> St. Joseph’s Prep running back D’Andre Swift surpassed 4,000 total yards from scrimmage entering Saturday’s PIAA 6A semifinal. Making him the focal point is easy to say, but it’s much harder to execute.

The North Penn defense gave it all they had to do the latter.

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Wood, Quakertown run rampant on Norristown in win

QUAKERTOWN >> After jumping out to a 13-0 lead in the first seven minutes of its game against Norristown Friday night, the Quakertown football team found itself in a 13-6 game at the half.

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Saba’s hat trick sends Lansdale Catholic past Biglerville in PIAA AA 1st round

FRANCONIA >> Offense is held at a premium in soccer, and rightfully so. There are plenty of ways to score, but finding the key that unlocks a defense can be difficult — especially in the PIAA Class AA playoffs. Once a team finds something that works, they had better stick to it. Lansdale Catholic did exactly th

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Pennridge can’t break Neshaminy’s defense in District 1-AAAA final

PHOENIXVILLE >> The Pennridge girls soccer team wasn’t familiar with its opponent Saturday night, but it knew top-seeded Neshaminy was tough.

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Upper Darby gets big performances, seven turnovers in win over Methacton

WORCESTER >> Turnovers can be the great neutralizer in a football game, even if the more careless team is outplaying its opponent. It can also be the main ingredient of a blowout if the benefiting team capitalizes on its opportunities.

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Suder scores two as Hatboro-Horsham takes down Cheltenham

CHELTENHAM — The fullback position isn’t the most glamorous on the football field. In fact, it’s all but extinct in the NFL. But in high school a “secondary” back can be pivotal to an offense.

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Dock Mennonite starts fast, sweeps Sacred Heart in District 1/12 regional semis

TOWAMENCIN >> The Dock Mennonite girls volleyball team jumped out to a 15-3 lead in the first set and never looked back, sweeping Sacred Heart 3-0 (25-16, 23-25, 25-19) in the District 1/12 regional semifinals Thursday night.

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Mount Saint Joseph handles Penncrest in District 1-AA 2nd round

SPRINGFIELD >> The Mount Saint Joseph field hockey team scored the opening goal 11 minutes into its District 1-AA second round match. It turns out that was all the Magic needed in a dominating 3-0 win over Penncrest Wednesday afternoon.

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Spring-Ford finds momentum in District 1-AAAA 1st round win over Souderton

FRANCONIA >> A match between the No. 16 and 17 seeds in the first round of the District 1-AAAA playoffs can often be tilted within minutes. That swing went No. 17 Spring-Ford’s way.

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Quakertown elects to receive momentum in win over Upper Moreland

QUAKERTOWN >> Football coaches are in a constant state of preparation. Plays are being scripted on offense, schemes are being developed on defense, and execution in being perfected on special teams. All in an effort to take out the guess work and give a team the best chance to win.

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