Academy Park ready to play underdog at Cheltenham

Posted on November 22, 2019 in Newspaper.

By Matt Smith Barry Brown and Xavier Newman have vivid memories of standing on the sideline at Springfield High School three years ago. Two of Academy Park’s best senior players were baby-faced freshmen in 2016. They didn’t see a lick of varsity time, but the excitement of being part of a District 1 championship squad… Read More

Garnet Valley and Haverford in playoff games tonight

Posted on November 15, 2019 in Newspaper.

By Matt Smith Coatesville at Garnet Valley, 7 The third-seeded Jaguars (11-1) look to solve quarterback Ricky Ortega and the Red Raiders. GV is 0-2 against Coatesville in the District 1 tournament the last two years. Last season it was a 42-7 defeat in the semifinals. Greg Reynolds ran for 220 yards and five TDs… Read More

Knights aim to blunt injury factor, beat Rustin

Posted on November 15, 2019 in Newspaper.

By Matt Smith Academy Park’s defense has not allowed a touchdown in two District 1 Class 5A tournament games. The offense produced nicely in a 26-0 trouncing of Oxford in the first round, but struggled mightily in an 8-6 win over Penn Wood a week ago. It has not been pretty, but the Knights are… Read More

Forte scores in OT to lift Kennett past Strath Haven in thriller

Posted on November 9, 2019 in Newspaper.

By Bryan Davis One is a debutante, playing at level previously unattainable. The other, a program with a long list of accomplishments, was looking to reach a height it hasn’t since 2011. First-timer Kennett and old football blue blood Strath Haven thrilled the fans at Kennett Stadium Friday night, and even gave them bonus football…. Read More

Tonight’s Contest from the West Chester Local

Posted on November 8, 2019 in Homepage, Newspaper.

by Nate Heckenberger No. 4 Kennett (10-1) v. No. 5 Strath Haven (9-2) Why the Blue Demons can win: Kennett hasn’t given up a touchdown in 15 quarters of football. That’s a pretty good recipe for success. On their four-game win streak, the Blue Demons have forced 12 turnovers, while giving up only four. Strath Haven… Read More

Examining the season by looking at the numbers

Posted on November 7, 2019 in Contributor, Newspaper.

By Matt Smith We’re approaching the second weekend in November and seven teams from Delaware County are competing for district titles. In District 1, Garnet Valley and Haverford are alive in the 6A tournament. The Central League champion Jaguars host Plymouth- Whitemarsh Friday night, while the Fords will look to pull off another upset on the… Read More

Prochniak brothers keep Strath Haven stingy, earn another game together

Posted on November 2, 2019 in Newspaper.

By Terry Toohey For Strath Haven junior linebacker Aiden Prochniak, playing next to older brother John in the middle of the Panthers defense has made this season a memorable one. It’s the first time the Prochniak brothers have played side-by-side since their days with the Rose Tree Colts. “I’ve been waiting for this for a… Read More