Friday, February 24, 2012
Haverford holds Cardinals to six second half points in comeback.
Players on the Upper Dublin girls’ basketball team weren't quite sure what hit them Wednesday night. At halftime, it appeared to be business as usual; the Lady Cardinals had just built themselves a 10-point lead by playing their trademark stingy defense and scoring off turnovers, and would only need 16 more minutes of smart basketball to defeat visiting Haverford High School Fords and punch a ticket to states. The sixth-seeded Cardinals would march on, and 11th seeded Haverford could fight it out in the consolations of the District 1 AAAA basketball tournament. But then everything, and nothing, happened. The everything was a fiery Haverford team clawing back, led by senior center Sharee Halstead's play in the paint, as a raucous visiting …
Monday, January 9, 2012
Keith Heinerichs has helped the Fords get off to a good start.
Keith Heinerichs wasn’t about to revisit something he was already well aware of when he first took over as head coach of the Haverford High School boys’ basketball team. A number of controversies sprung when Fords’ previous long-time coach Terry McNichol wasn’t retained after last season, including some undeserved criticism aimed at the team from the local community. Heinerichs knew about the situation, and though he was coaching at the time at Ridley High School, he does live in Havertown. He has ears. He heard the talk. It didn’t matter. Heinerichs’ goal this season was simple: Coach the team up and focus on the present and the future. There was no changing the past. To Heinerichs’ credit, he’s done a very good job of staying in the …
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Haverford High School junior Brian Gormley wins a LG 55” 3D TV.
When most high school soccer players kick the game-winning goal, they usually get a pat on the back. But Haverford High School junior Brian Gormley got a LG 55” 3D TV. It all started when Gormley and the rest of the Fords played against Upper Darby High School in an Oct. 15 game when Teddy Thorogood kicked the ball to the 17-year-old Gormley, where the left forward kicked a spectacular shot into the goal for a 3-2 win, as seen by the YouTube video of the shot. Gormley explained to the Haverford-Havertown Patch in a phone interview that one of the players parents recorded his play and sent it to the Verizon FiOS Play of the Week contest, where the company would present the best soccer video submitted and people would vote for the best one…
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
A lot of players of the week are from Haverford High School and the Haverford School.
Each week the Delaware County Coaches Association meets to select the top players of the last weekend’s games. These are those players from the respective Patch areas. Quarterback: Joe Viviano (Conestoga) Wide Receiver: DeVante Carter (Conestoga) Linebacker: Nick Prestipino (Conestoga) Defensive Back: Marcus Sydnor (Haverford High School) Honorable Mention: Quarterback: James Chakey (Haverford School) Specialist: Aron Morgan (Haverford School) Receiver: Matt Galambos (Haverford School) Running Back: Sam Tascone (Delco Christian) Offensive Line: Jack Florio (Episcopal Academy) Defensive Line: Shane Johnson (Cardinal O’Hara) Linebacker: Tyler Winkis (Delco Christian) Defensive Back: Julian O’Neil (Episcopal Academy) Honorable Mention:
Friday, October 21, 2011
Haverford never trailed and topped the home Tigers 23-20.
Despite a two-touchdown performance by Marple Newtown running back Cimirrow Moat, the Haverford High School Fords opened up a ten point lead in the third quarter and hung on to win their fifth game of the season. IN SHORT With a minute remaining and his Tigers trailing by a field goal, quarterback Jamie Ridinger surveyed the defense and lined up under center. Ten yards shy of a first down and with one play left to get it, Ridinger took the snap, faked right to his fullback and dropped back into a tenuous pocket. With pressure pinching at his sides, the senior shrugged his shoulders by way of a pump fake and fired downfield. The good news? The ball was caught past the yardstick. The bad? It was a Ford who caught it. Just like that, the …
Sunday, September 25, 2011
The Fords were plagued by turnovers again.
The signs were all there for everyone to see and know. There was no hiding it. No getting around it. And there was no way it could continue, if Haverford High School had hoped to beat a quality undefeated team like Springfield. Yet it did. Turnovers that have plagued the Fords throughout this season came back again to sting a number of times, spelling a 27-0 loss to Springfield in a game postponed by rain and played Saturday night at Haverford’s new refurbished field. The loss drops the Fords to 1-3 overall and 0-3 in the Central League, while Springfield improved to a pristine 4-0 and 3-0 in the league. Five turnovers are what did in the Fords. “Turnovers, turnovers, period,” Fords’ senior two-way lineman Dylan Cullen said. “Too many …
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Each week the Delaware County Coaches Association meets to select the top players of the last weekend’s games.
These are those players from the respective Patch areas: Central League Quarterback: Joe Viviano (Conestoga) Offensive Line: Connor Breslin (Marple Newtown) Defensive Line: Anthony Desiderio (Marple Newtown) Linebacker: Tyler Morrissey (Springfield) Defensive Back: Kenny Brown (Harriton) Specialist: Zack Gregory (Conestoga) MVP: Joe Viviano (Conestoga) Honorable Mention: Quarterback: James Chakey (Haverford School) Offensive Line: Hunter Tierney (Cardinal O’Hara) Defensive Line: Dante Adonna (Episcopal Academy) Linebacker: Matt Galamboy (Haverford School) Defensive Back: Julian O’Neill (Episcopal Academy) Specialist: Aron Morgan (Haverford School) Honorable Mention:
Monday, September 19, 2011
Below is a listing of how some of the top teams in the area played after week 3 and who they're playing next.
Patch Top Teams A look at where some of the top teams in the area stand and who they're playing next. Week 3 1. Cardinal O’Hara (2-0) vs. Roman Catholic 2. Haverford School (2-0) at West Catholic 3. Springfield (3-0) at Haverford High School 4. Marple Newtown (3-0) at Ridley 5. Conestoga (2-1) vs. Penncrest 6. Haverford High School (1-2) vs. Springfield 7. Delaware County Christian School (2-0) at Bristol View a preview of Patch's 2011 football season on who to watch and what games to attend. Stay tuned for some of the highlights of the games played in week 3.
Saturday, September 17, 2011
The Fords used big plays to win 40-7 .
The black specs of rubber kicked up with every stop and start. Haverford High School’s newly renovated field was being christened, but not exactly in the way Fords coach Joe Gallagher and his team were expecting Friday night. The Fords turned the ball over two times on their first three possessions, were stung with what seemed like a myriad of penalties, and bore through it all win a convincing 40-7 Central League victory over Lower Merion. It was the first victory of the season for the Fords, who move to 1-2 overall and 1-1 in the Central League, while Lower Merion fell to 1-2 overall and 0-2 in the league. “It’s a win, and you always have to be pleased when you win, and we’re just not very happy with a lot of things that happened,” …
Saturday, September 3, 2011
The Indians won 20-19 over the Fords in the season opener on Saturday.
Football season has began. Council Rock High School North kicked off the season with a 20-19 win over Haverford High School at Walt Snyder Stadium on Saturday. Check out our photos from the game.