Strath Haven’s crushing ground game tramples Radnor

Posted on October 24, 2020 in Homepage, Newspaper.

By Matthew De George Somewhere around Matt Shuler’s high step through the linebacking corps, or as Chase Barlow powered over the goal line on an end-around, the threads started to come together. By the time the fifth different Panther danced into the end zone, and the rushing total ticked up over 400 yards, the common… Read More

Football Friday – Haven vs Radnor

Posted on October 23, 2020 in Newspaper.

By Matt Smith Strath Haven at Radnor, 7 p.m. If 2020 was a normal year, the Panthers and Raiders likely would be considered two of the favorites in District 1 Class 5A. Instead, they play for early bragging rights in the league’s Class 5A division (watch out for Marple Newtown, too).  Returning starters Evan Blake,… Read More

Week after affirming season suspension, Inter-Ac changes mind and returns

Posted on October 17, 2020 in Newspaper.

By Matt Smith The Inter-Ac League reversed course from its public position last week, announcing Friday its intentions to stage a 2020 fall season. In a statement, the league said it will hold “a modified, non-championship fall sports schedule” for football, boys and girls soccer, field hockey, boys and girls cross country, girls tennis, boys… Read More

District 1 facing limited window for playoffs, just two weeks for football in 5A, 6A

Posted on October 1, 2020 in Newspaper.

By Austin Hertzog With schools in District 1 returning to competition in the COVID-19 pandemic-delayed fall high school sports season, thoughts inevitably turn to the postseason. In a year unlike any other, that picture does not take shape easily. The Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA), at its meeting last Wednesday, Sept. 23, established its abbreviated… Read More

Catholic League is now a go for fall sports, but the Del Val says no

Posted on September 26, 2020 in Newspaper.

By Terry Toohey The Catholic League has reversed course and will resume fall sports. The Del Val League will stay the course, choosing not to play its fall season until 2021. The announcements came several hours apart. The Office of Catholic Education and Faith in the Future Foundation announced late Friday afternoon that the 17… Read More

School boards giving green light to Central League plans

Posted on September 25, 2020 in Newspaper.

By Matt Smith Earlier this week the Central League adopted a plan for a truncated fall sports season. The return of interscholastic sports was subject to school districts’ approval. Since Monday evening, Central League school boards have been busy giving fall teams the “yes” vote to play. As of Thursday evening, approval was granted to Garnet… Read More

High Schools: PIAA will allow schools to set attendance limits

Posted on September 24, 2020 in Newspaper.

By Matt Smith The Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association scheduled state championship dates for fall sports and gave permission to school districts to set fan attendance policy during a Board of Directors meeting Wednesday. PIAA district and state playoff bids likely will not apply to the majority of schools in Delaware County. The only leagues with… Read More

Central League approves a plan for a return of fall sports

Posted on September 22, 2020 in Newspaper.

By Matt Smith Pending approval from individual school boards, the Central League has a plan to play fall sports in 2020. After postponing sports on the basis of health and safety recommendations from Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf and the Chester and Montgomery County Health Departments, the Central League announced Monday its intentions to play truncated… Read More

Looking like there may be fall sports after all

Posted on September 18, 2020 in Newspaper.

By Matt Smith Delaware County student-athletes may return to the field after all. A Central League source said there will be sports in the fall. The initial plan is to begin golf and tennis on Oct. 1 and all other sports on Oct. 10 except football, which will be played after that. All contests would… Read More