Upper Makefield HEAT are ICBA champs!

The Upper Makefield HEAT seventh grade girls’ basketball team, coached by Kari Cairone and George Long, completed their season by securing the championship in the Inter-County Basketball Association (ICBA) League.

This year’s seventh grade girls’ divisions included 25 teams from Bucks County, Montgomery County, Chester County, and New Jersey as well.  With a tough start to the season, going 0-2 versus Springford and Upper Dublin, the HEAT then rallied to go on a 14-game winning streak. Their final opponent was arch-rival, Upper Dublin, a strong defensive presence who allowed the HEAT only 24 points in the final game.

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Patriot FC U10 Boys take Hempfield Classic

The Patriot FC Red U10 Boys were the recent champions of the 2015 Hempfield Classic Soccer Tournament in their division, held on November 20th and 21st, in Lancaster, PA. The boys won all four of their games without giving up a goal: 6-0, 8-0, 5-0 and 3-0.

Pictured in the back row, from left, are Aidan Danastorg, Liam Murphy, Will Scibona, Nick Nagle, Tyler Rodowicz, Brendan Schultz, and Michael Pinho; front row, Ryan Dellinger, Mac McKee, Dylan Young, Jackson Heine, Brady Ott, and Ethan Interian. The team is coached by Steve Danastorg and Bob Rodowicz.

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Blue Lightning goes undefeated

The Langhorne Neshaminy Blue Lightning U11 girls recently went undefeated and won the Fall 2015 Inter-County Soccer League Championship for the second straight year. The Blue Lightning is an amazing group of girls and coaches who know how to win and have fun.

Pictured from left, back row, Assistant Coach Ed Hargraves, Hailey Gregory, Morgan Toy, Jessica Cochrane, Coach Matt Kirschner, Ava Pizzo, Maggie Walker, Alyssa Garibaldi, and Assistant Coach Ed Garibaldi; front row, Emma Moser, Jordyne Hargraves, Shannon Jackson, Kaitlyn Gerdy, Jordan Moore, Tessa Marion, and Katie Labay.

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CB East’s Brophy and Goetz compete at Northeast Regionals in NYC

Jake Brophy and Joshua Goetz, both seniors at Central Bucks East High School, competed in the 37th annual Foot Locker Northeast Regional Cross Country Championships at Van Cortlandt Park in Bronx, NY on November 28th.

Jake, Pennsylvania’s PIAA State Cross Country Champion, finished the race in second place with a time of 15:27. Joshua, the number two runner on the CB East boys’ cross country squad, finished 65th with a time of 16:45. The field was comprised of 168 of the region’s top high school runners from across the region.

Jake’s second place finish qualified him to compete in the Footlocker National Cross Country Championships in San Diego in December, where he finished eighth out of a field of 40 from each of Footlocker’s four regional championship races.

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CRUSA U10 Girls come out on top!

The Council Rock United Soccer Association U10 Angels Girls team recently went undefeated for their season, on the way to also winning a championship as well.

The team, front row from left, is comprised of Jane Kalim, Sammi Herpel, Cymberly Tsai, Emily Leone, Ava Perri, Jennifer Breiner, Caitlin Leung and Mackenzie Getting; back row, Madison Dowling, Alana Frajerman, Nicole Muradov, Coach Dave Schlosser, Riley Schlosser and Emily Liu.

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Langhorne 12U Fall Elite Baseball Team finishes a great season

The Langhorne 12U Fall Elite Baseball Tournament Team recently finished the season with an overall record of 23-3. The team won three tournament championships in addition to earning a trip to the championship game at The Ripken Experience in Aberdeen, MD, where they lost in extra innings.

Pictured in the front row from left are Cole Carson, Zack Bowman, Liam Del Guerico, Austin Stalker and Josh Munizza; middle row, Zack Newsham-Quinn, James Baker, George Cairns, Josh Haus, Tyler McCord and Jake Schilling. Missing from picture are Eddie Harwood, Callan Fang and Gaige Ryan. Coaches are Rob Del Guerico, Jay Bowman, Jared Haus and Steve McCord. Congratulations, guys!

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First NHS senior athletes commit to colleges

by Anna Sirianni

Two New Hope-Solebury High School senior students committed to play on college athletic teams on National Signing Day, November 11th.

Cameron Costello signed a National Letter of Intent and an Athletic Grant-In-Aid Agreement to play Division I Women’s Field Hockey at Lafayette College. She was joined by her parents, John and Kristen Costello, her brother, Patrick Costello, NH-S Principal Charles Malone, Athletic Director Ted Harrington, and the NH-S field hockey coach, Gwen Smith.

Mr. Costello said that Cameron’s signing brings the family, “a big sense of relief that this process is over with…She is more relaxed.” Cameron is a four-year varsity athlete on both the NH-S field hockey and lacrosse teams. She plans to use what she learned as a New Hope Lion to help her become a Lafayette Leopard.

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Bucks Tennis continues indoors through March

The non-profit Bucks County Tennis Association (BCTA) continues its popular low-cost county-wide community tennis programs with two more five-week indoor seasons running January through March at four locations: Doylestown, Newtown, Richboro and Quakertown.

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CRUSA U8 Girls – Intramural Champions!

The Council Rock United Soccer Association U8 Girls were Intramural Champions for the fall 2015 season, with an overall 9-2-1 record.

Pictured in front from left are Katelyn Deal, Diana Zhang, Aubrey Shaulis, and Melinda He; back row, Coach Eddie Mendham, Coach Bill Deal, Macy Laidlaw, Samantha Hughes, Amber Yuan, Juliette Mattia, Abriel Mendham, Reya Sedam, Jane Rajnic, Sophia Procaccino, Delilah Greenberg, and Coach Tim Laidlaw. Congratulations, girls!

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Lightning Fastpitch 14U team wins in Quakertown

The Lightning FastPitch 14U Elite softball team, based out of Langhorne, played their first tournament of the season in September.

The event was the United States Specialty Sports Association 2015 Fall Extravaganza, held in Quakertown. The girls took first place, and are gearing up to play in the Softball USSSA Road to Orlando World Series in July 2016.

Pictured in front, from left, are Carter Ramos, Lea Jones, Tori Yorgey, Greta Wilkinson, and Kailea Heston; back row, Coach Mike Kohler, Becca Minnichbach, Alex Lerro, Rachael Kohler, Manager Tim McClave, Hailey Sauer, Emily Mangold, Samantha McClave, Liz Tuttle, and Assistant Coach Jim Heston.

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