Central showdown evolves into lopsided win for Garnet Valley

Posted on September 25, 2021 in Homepage, Newspaper.

By Matt Smith The most anticipated football game in Delaware County this year featured Garnet Valley and Strath Haven, two of three undefeated Central League teams entering play Friday. The showdown marked the final meeting between Delco’s two winningest coaches, Strath Haven’s Kevin Clancy and GV’s Mike Ricci, who will retire after the season. Considering… Read More

Ricci, Clancy square off one last time

Posted on September 24, 2021 in Newspaper.

  By Matt Smith The two winningest football coaches in Delaware County history will meet one last time Friday night. Mike Ricci will retire from Garnet Valley after the 2021 season. His Jaguars (4-0) are locked in a three-way tie for first place in the Central League with Kevin Clancy’s Strath Haven squad and Ridley…. Read More

Learning from the best, Milligan making his mark at Strath Haven

Posted on September 16, 2021 in Newspaper.

By Matt Smith After Sam Milligan put forward another impressive performance last Saturday night, leading Strath Haven to a 49-35 victory at Haverford, head coach Kevin Clancy didn’t mince words about his junior quarterback. Clancy loves what Milligan has accomplished in the first three weeks of the season. But in a progressively pass-first Central League,… Read More

Line carries Crawford, Strath Haven to another win

Posted on September 12, 2021 in Newspaper.

By Matt Smith Strath Haven Anthony Crawford was carried by his offensive linemen Saturday night. Literally. The junior fullback needed to gain two yards on fourth down late in the fourth quarter of Strath Haven’s 49-35 victory at Haverford. The brawny Crawford is extremely difficult to tackle when he’s running behind his line, but he… Read More

Strath Haven runs all over Interboro in opening win

Posted on August 28, 2021 in Newspaper.

By Harry Chaykun The calendar read August 27: ‘Just Because Day.’ So just because it was the first game of his senior season, Strath Haven’s Matt Shuler gained 186 yards on 11 carries and scored two touchdowns, the first a 90-yarder on his first carry Friday night. Just because it was the first game of… Read More

Garnet Valley’s Mike Ricci decides 2021 will be his last year

Posted on July 24, 2021 in Newspaper.

  By Terry Toohey One by one the old guard of Delaware County high school football coaches is moving on. Mike Ricci, the second-winningest football boss in county history, confirmed Friday that the 2021 season will be his last as head coach at Garnet Valley. This is Ricci’s 35th season as the head coach for… Read More

Young but experienced, Dougherty ready to lead Fords

Posted on June 5, 2021 in Newspaper.

By Matt Smith Luke Dougherty is proud to call himself a lifelong resident and sixth-grade mathematics teacher of Haverford School District. He is a graduate of The Haverford School, but don’t hold that against him. “I’ve been here all my life. I didn’t go to Haverford High … but I’m a Havertown guy,” he said…. Read More

Bob Ewing, Cardinal O’Hara football father figure, dead at 88

Posted on June 2, 2021 in Newspaper.

By Terry Toohey & Rob Parent Ewing’s life revolved around family and football. He adored his wife, Bernice, and cherished his time with his sons Bob Jr. and Mike, and his grandchildren. He brought that same passion to the football field, first as a player at St. James and later as an assistant coach at… Read More

Joe Gallagher retires as head coach at Haverford High

Posted on May 11, 2021 in Newspaper.

  By Terry Toohey Joe Gallagher had every intention of coming back for his 30th season as the head football coach at Haverford High School, even though the 2020 season was the most physically taxing of his long career because of a bad left hip, left knee and back. “It was a really big struggle… Read More

X marks the spot for Del Val football

Posted on March 12, 2021 in Newspaper.

By Matt Smith Spring football has arrived in Delaware County. The Del Val League will embark on a six-week campaign beginning Friday night. In September, the Del Val announced it would not participate in fall sports due to concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. The league-wide shutdown enabled athletic directors from each school to explore options… Read More