Lions drop Bristol, Bensalem
May 4, 2013
New Hope-Solebury baseball won a pair this week. The Lions downed Bristol, 9-4, and Bensalem, 12-4, and lost to Devon, 3-2 in 8 innings. Overall, New Hope is 10-6 and 5-6 in the BAL. Against Bristol on April 30, Spencer Tinkel and David Cherkowsky combined to six-hit Bristol. Tinkel raised his record to 3-2 on the mound. Jack Dougherty had two hits and Joe Stadler and Dan Doolan each had two RBI. On May 2, the Lions fell to Devon. Dougherty and Cherkowsky pitched with Cherkowsky taking the loss. Dougherty homered and Anthony Vlahovic was 2-for-3 at the plate. Against Bensalem on May 3, Jake Vesling pitched six solid innings to pick up the win (he’s 4-1 on the season). Vesling added three hits and Tinkel went 4-for-4. Stadler contributed three hits to the attack.
Baseball wins two, loses two
April 27, 2013
The New Hope-Solebury baseball team is 8-5 as the week begins and 4-5 in the BAL. The Lions soundly defeated Pius X, 7-1, on Saturday. David Cherkowsky and Jack Dougherty combined on a three-hitter, and Jake Vesling and Mitch Freeman each went 2-for-3 at the plate. New Hope also tripped up George School, 9-5, on Wednesday. Anthony Vlahovic picked up his first victory on the mound and also tripled. Spencer Tinkel homered and had three RBI. Dougherty and Vesling each had two hits for New Hope. The Lions lost to BAL rival Lower Moreland, 5-4, on Friday. Tinkel took the loss and struck out 11. Vesling, Nate Wilson, Vlahovic and Dalton Waterman all had hits to rally the Lions to within one run. Also, New Hope fell to Holy Ghost, 7-2, on Monday in an error-filled game in New Hope. Holy Ghost remains unbeaten in league play.
Baseball has .500 week
April 20, 2013
New Hope-Solebury baseball concluded a 1-1 week. The Lions won at Bristol, 8-6. Down 6-2 in the fifth inning, New Hope scored six in the bottom of the fifth. Joe Stadler had a bases-clearing double and Jake Vesling picked up his second win of the season with two innings of relief work. The Lions also lost to Devon, 7-1. New Hope committed five errors and had only two hits (Jack Dougherty and Anthony Vlahovic). Spencer Tinkel took the loss and allowed only three earned runs. The Lions’ overall record is 6-3 and 4-3 in the BAL.
Baseball concludes tremendous week
April 13, 2013
New Hope-Solebury baseball went 3-0 this week with wins over rival South Hunterdon (15-2), MaST Charter (17-2) and Morrisville (9-2). Senior Brian Donahue pitched a three-hitter versus South Hunterdon for his first win of the season. Eleven New Hope hitters had hits and multiple RBIs, led by Mitch Freeman, Dan Doolan and Morgan Wycoff. Against MaST, the Lions were paced in hitting by Jake Vesling (four hits), Spencer Tinkel (three) and Joe Stadler (three). David Cherkowsky struck out 11 hitters against Morrisville in a complete game win. Anthony Vlahovic and Tinkel each had multiple RBIs. The Lions are 5-2 overall and 3-2 in the BAL.
Casselli leads Patriots over Lions
April 9, 2013
Anthony Casselli scored four goals and Matt Schmidt, Matt Milici and Matt Vetter all added two goals as Central Bucks East boys’ lacrosse downed New Hope-Solebury, 15-3, on Tuesday. Zach Kane contributed three assists. Tyler Nangle, Connor Hayden and Daniel Sutton all scored for New Hope. Max Wolf had 15 saves for the Lions.
Boys’ basketball preview
Dec. 2, 2012
The New Hope-Solebury boys’ basketball team opens the season on Dec. 7 at the CRS Tip-off Tournament at Council Rock South High School.
Coach Rick Fedele’s Class AA New Hope-Solebury will take on AAAA Council Rock South. The tournament includes host Council Rock South, George School and Jenkintown in the season opening tourney. Tip-off time is 7:30 p.m. Friday.
New Hope-Solebury returns nine players from last year’s squad, including five seniors. The key returning starters are Fordham-bound guard Matt Massimino (5’10”, all BAL 2nd team), Leo Massimino (6’1”), Pat Brennan (5’10”) along with seniors Justin Cebrick (6’5”) and Matt Wenz (5’10”). The competition to fill out the starting rotation is expected to be fierce among junior Jack Dougherty (6’), junior Dan Doolan (5’11”) and sophomore Spencer Tinkel (6’1”). This year’s team is also not lacking height, as seniors Cebrick, who missed last season due to injury, and Andre Garabaldi (6’4”) are expected to compete for starting spots. Fedele is hopeful that promising junior Dalton Waterman (5’11”), sophomore Anthony Vlahovic (5’9”), sophomore Pat Gimpel (5’7”) and freshman Max Wagner (6’0”) can earn varsity playing time this season.
Fedele’s Lions face a tough Bicentennial League season opener at home Dec. 13 against the District I A champion Church Farm School. The team will then host its annual tournament, the Over the River Holiday Classic, on Dec. 27 and 28. The Independence Division of the Bicentennial Athletic League again promises to be a challenge with perennial AAA powers Holy Ghost Prep (27-2 last year) and Lower Moreland (16-9) and newcomer Church Farm School (22-6) expected to be as strong as ever.
Girls’ tennis run ends in states
Oct. 26, 2012
New Hope-Solebury girls’ tennis lost in the state quarterfinals to Moravian Academy, 4-1, Friday in Hershey. Freshman Genevieve Hobson was the lone winner for the Lions; she won, 6-0, 6-1, at first singles. In first doubles, Cait Cavanagh and Kristina DeGiovanni lost in two tiebreakers, and, at second doubles, Jess Glassman and Kenzie Cavanagh lost a three-setter, 6-4, 3-6, 6-2. Singles players Lucia Minniti (second) and Bri Morgan (third) fell in straight sets. It was New Hope’s first trip to states for tennis in school history. “We are pleased with the way we played,” head coach Diane Roeser said. “At the beginning of the season, we set a goal to be the best in our league. With dedication and hard work and long practices, the girls kept getting better and better. Their drive to improve got them to the league and to the district championships. Going to states was not even on our radar. Naturally, the girls were upset we did not win, but sometimes, the best lessons are the ones you learn when you are defeated. We will build on the experience for next year. We are losing five seniors and only two of them competed at the district and state level for the team. We will be back at states again next year with hopefully a better outcome.” Hobson will compete next weekend at Hershey for the state singles title.
Field hockey season ends
Oct. 25, 2012
New Hope-Solebury field hockey’s season came to an end Thursday in the District One quarterfinals at Upper Perkiomen, 3-1. Regardless, it was a special season for the Lions, who won the Bicentennial Athletic League for the first time since 1987. Here are New Hope’s Grace Massimino, Annie Behre, Ali McCrorey, Jackie Ignatowitz and Maggie Dougherty. (Photograph by Gina Ignatowitz.)
Lions gut out victory over Panthers
Oct. 23, 2012
New Hope-Solebury field hockey clawed out a 1-0 victory in double overtime Tuesday over Plumstead Christian in District One action. Junior Madison Ghiz scored the game-winner on an assist by senior Marisa Mazza with 4:54 remaining in the second OT. Plumstead’s Tori Roberts had a strong game in goal, amassing 15 saves in the losing effort. Pictured: New Hope’s Grace Massimino, Jackie Ignatowitz and Maggie Dougherty. (Photograph by Gina Ignatowitz.)
Girls’ tennis wins state match
Oct. 23, 2012
New Hope-Solebury girls’ tennis lost only 5 games in winning its first-round match in states Tuesday by a 3-0 decision over District 12 champ Masterman in less than one hour. Due to time constraints, the second and third singles of New Hope did not complete their matches although both courts were leading when time was called. New Hope will continue its quest to win states for the first time on Friday and Saturday at Hershey Racquet Club in Hershey.
Doubles pair falls in district semis
Oct. 20, 2012
New Hope-Solebury tennis players Cait Cavanagh and Kristina DeGiovanni lost in the semifinals of the District One doubles competition Saturday to Villa Maria’s Cassidy Connors and Maryann Dobson, 6-0, 6-4. On Friday, the Lions’ top doubles team was victorious twice, routing squads from Pottstown and Delaware County Christian.
Field hockey wins BAL
Oct. 17, 2012
New Hope-Solebury field hockey was crowned champions of the Bicentennial Athletic League this week. The Lions will face Plumstead Christian in the first round of districts on Tuesday. Senior Grace Massimino, right, is pictured. (Photograph by Gina Ignatowitz.)
Girls’ tennis wins district title
Oct. 16, 2012
New Hope-Solebury girls’ tennis captured the District One Class AA tennis championship with a 3-2 victory Tuesday over Gwynedd Mercy. Winners for the Lions: 1 st singles - Genevieve Hobson over Gabrielle Wagner, 6-1, 6-1. 1st doubles - Cait Cavanagh and Kristina DeGiovanni over Georgina Mezker and Emily Price, 6-4, 7-6. 2nd doubles - Jess Glassman and Kenzie Cavanagh over Erica Mitkowski and Grace Herra, 6-4, 6-7, 6-2. “What a wonderful fun ride for these girls, especially my five seniors on varsity,” New Hope-Solebury head coach Diane Roeser said.
Girls’ tennis reaches district final
Oct. 11, 2012
New Hope-Solebury girls’ tennis defeated Villa Maria Academy, 3-2, in the semifinals of team districts Thursday. Gen Hobson (NH-S) def. Cassidy Conners (VM), 6-0, 6-1. Mary Ann Dobson (VM) def. Lucia Minniti (NH-S), 6-1, 6-4. Danielle Rufus (VM) def. Bri Morgan (NH-S), 4-6, 6-1, 6-4. Cait Cavanagh and Kristina DeGiovanni (NH-S) def. Alex Cattie and Amber Denham (VM), 7-5, 2-6, 6-3. Jess Glassman and Kenzie Cavanagh (NH-S) def. Haley Noll and Kelsey Connelly (VM), 6-4, 6-2. New Hope will play Gwynedd Mercy in the final on Monday, Oct. 15.
Field hockey squeaks by Lower Moreland
Oct. 10, 2012
New Hope-Solebury field hockey player Madison Ghiz fights for possession Wednesday, as Cameron Costello looks on. The Lions defeated Lower Moreland, 2-1. (Photograph by Gina Ignatowitz.)
Hobson wins district tennis title
Oct. 6, 2012
New Hope-Solebury tennis player Genevieve Hobson won the District One Class AA singles tournament at Legacy in Philadelphia on Saturday. The top seed in the tournament, she defeated Becca Graber of Octorara, 6-1, 6-1, in the second round. In the semifinals, Hobson took down Hannah Schmucker of Delaware County Christian, 6-2, 6-0, and wrapped up her day by downing Alex Vo of Nazareth Academy, 6-1, 6-3, in the final. Hobson will advance to Hershey Racquet Club on Nov. 2 and 3 for the state competition. She is the first Lion to move on to states. She hasn’t lost a set all year.
Field hockey blanks Pennington
Oct. 5, 2012
Annie Behre chases after the ball, as Madison Ghiz looks on Friday. New Hope-Solebury field hockey beat Pennington, 5-0. (Photograph by Gina Ignatowitz.)
Field hockey wins thriller over Dock
Oct. 4, 2012
Grace Massimino, with ball, Cameron Costello, left, and Annie Behre helped New Hope-Solebury field hockey to a comeback, 3-2 victory over rival Christopher Dock Thursday night. (Photograph by Gina Ignatowitz.)
Girls’ volleyball takes control vs. Faith
Oct. 2, 2012
New Hope-Solebury girls’ volleyball defeated Faith Christian Academy, 3-0 (25-3, 25-13, 25-16), Tuesday on Senior Night. The Lions were led by Jane Behre with 5 kills and 9 aces, and Madison Tinkel with 5 kills, 2 aces and 3 digs. Larissa DePamphilis also had a big game, registering 3 kills and 2 aces, while Ashley Polselli contributed 3 digs and 2 kills. Carly Stephens had a great match, picking up 4 kills and a team-high 7 digs. The Lions were inspired by Sasha Azanov, who played error-free volleyball. New Hope is 5-5 (4-1 BAL). The Lions will play at Archbishop Wood on Friday.
Seniors lead field hockey to victory
Sept. 28, 2012
New Hope-Solebury field hockey won on Senior Recognition Night Friday against Morrisville, 8-0. From left, Lauren Weller, Grace Massimino, Marisa Mazza, Ali McCrorey, Jackie Ignatowitz and Maeve Doolan. (Photograph by Gina Ignatowitz.)
Field hockey blitzes Bristol
Sept. 27, 2012
New Hope-Solebury senior Jackie Ignatowitz, left, and the Lions field hockey team blanked Bristol, 3-0, Thursday. (Photograph by Gina Ignatowitz.)
Field hockey drops tough one to GM
Sept. 24, 2012
New Hope-Solebury field hockey lost to Gwynedd Mercy, 1-0, Monday. Senior Ali McCrorey, left, is pictured. (Photograph by Gina Ignatowitz.)
Field hockey falls to Springfield
Sept. 22, 2012
New Hope-Solebury field hockey player Kyle Chapin, left, and the Lions lost to Springfield, 2-1, on homecoming weekend Saturday. (Photograph by Gina Ignatowitz.)
BAL champs! Girls’ tennis edges Lower Moreland
Sept. 20, 2012
New Hope-Solebury girls’ tennis is champions of the Bicentennial Athletic League (BAL) by virtue of defeating Lower Moreland, 4-3, Thursday. The Lions improved to 11-0 overall and 5-0 in the BAL. 1 st singles: Genevieve Hobson (NHS) def. Taylor Hoffman (LM), 6-1, 6-0. 2 nd singles: Lissie Shubin (LM) def. Brianne Cook (NHS), 6-0, 6-0. 3 rd singles: Oana Grigoras (LM) def. Bri Morgan (NHS), 6-3, 6-0. 1 st doubles: Cait Cavanagh and Kristina DeGiovanni (NHS) def. Flori Tsipeuyuk and Demi Ferker (LM), 6-4, 6-0. 2 nd doubles: Jess Glassman and Kenzie Cavanagh (NHS) def. Allison Oblon and Carly Patent (LM), 6-2, 6-3. 3 rd doubles: Katie Dick and Sophie Miller (NHS) def. Marissa Kendal and Jess Genkil (LM), 6-1, 6-4. 4 th doubles: Rachel Spangler and Maddie Rosenthal (LM) def. Maddy O’Brien-Jones and Carolyn Mercatanti (NHS), 6-2, 7-5.
Field hockey ties Plumstead
Sept. 20, 2012
New Hope-Solebury and Plumstead Christian field hockey played to a 0-0 tie Thursday. Senior captain Marissa Mazza, right, fights with a Plumstead player for possession. (Photograph by Gina Ignatowitz.)
Girls’ volleyball wins thriller over Dock
Sept. 19, 2012
New Hope-Solebury girls’ volleyball won an exciting five-set match Wednesday against visiting league rival Christopher Dock, 3-2 (25-21, 23-25, 23-25, 25-18 and 15-10). Freshman Jacquie Whitney paced the NH-S attack with 5 kills, an ace and 2 blocks. Madison Jaronski added 3 kills, 5 blocks and 3 digs, while Madison Tinkel added 4 kills and a block. The Lions got great defensive efforts from Ashley Polselli with 11 digs and Emma Singer with 9 digs. Casey Coughlin engineered the offense, dishing out 18 assists. Carly Stephens played a solid all-around match with 5 digs and an ace, while Hannah Lelie contributed 3 kills, 2 blocks and a dig. New Hope-Solebury is now 2-0 in league play and 2-3 overall.
Girls’ tennis postseason-bound
Sept. 14, 2012
New Hope-Solebury girls’ tennis qualified for the postseason by notching its 10th victory of the season (in 10 tries) Friday, dispatching Springfield, 7-0. 1st singles: Genevieve Hobson (NHS) def. Rosalie Good (S), 6-0, 6-0. 2nd singles: Kristina DeGiovanni (NHS) def. Rhianna Richardson (S), 6-0, 6-0. 3rd singles: Bri Morgan (NHS) def. Emily Haddow (S), 6-2, 6-0. 1st doubles: Cait and Kenzie Cavanagh (NHS) def. Morgan Hekking and Anna Natale (S), 6-0, 6-1. 2nd doubles: Jess Glassman and Maddy O’Brien Jones (NHS) def. Morgan Johnson and Mia Wertz (S), 6-2, 6-0. 3rd doubles: Katie Dick and Sophie Miller (NHS) def. Katie Lee and Sharon Jenkins (S), 6-0, 6-2. 4th doubles: Carolyn Mercatanti and Lynn Ferro (NHS) def. Frances Madiera and Danyelle Sanders (S), 6-0, 6-2.
Girls’ tennis takes care of Jenkintown
Sept. 13, 2012
New Hope-Solebury girls’ tennis (4-0 BAL, 9-0 overall) ripped Jenkintown, 6-1, Thursday. 1st singles: Genevieve Hobson (NHS) def. Tori Contoudis (J), 6-0, 6-0. 2nd singles: Bri Morgan (NHS) def. Alexandra Hathorn (J), 6-4, 6-3. 3rd singles: Sarah Ross (J) def. Lynn Ferro (NHS), 4-6, 6-4, 6-2. 1st doubles: Cait Cavanagh and Kristin deGiovanni (NHS) def. Jess Cartwright and Julia Abriola (J), 6-0, 6-0. 2nd doubles: Jess Glassman and Kenzie Cavanagh (NHS) def. Molly Dorshimer and Sarah Owens (J), 6-0, 6-0. 3rd doubles: Katie Dick and Sophie Miller (NHS) def. Avery Shenk and Harley Maile (J), 6-0, 6-2. 4th doubles: Maddy O’Brien-Jones and Carolyn Mercatanti (NHS) def. Olivia Federici and Bella Federici (J), 6-1, 6-1.
Field hockey edges Lower Moreland
Sept. 13, 2012
Senior goalkeeper Maeve Doolan, pictured, and the New Hope-Solebury field hockey team survived a close call from Lower Moreland, 1-0, Thursday. (Photograph by Gina Ignatowitz.)
Girls’ tennis remains perfect
Sept. 10, 2012
New Hope-Solebury girls’ tennis improved to 7-0 overall (2-0 BAL) with an easy, 6-1 triumph Monday over William Tennent. 1 st singles: Genevieve Hobson (NHS) def. Julia Baranov (WT), 6-1, 6-1. 2 nd singles: Megan Williams (WT) def. Lucia Minniti (NHS), 0-4, retired injury. 3 rd singles: Bri Morgan (NHS) def. Kaitlyn O’Connor (WT), 3-6, 6-2, 6-2. 1 st doubles: Cait Cavanagh and Kristina DeGiovanni (NHS) def. Sarah Siegel and Michelle Sobol (WT), 6-0, 6-2. 2 nd doubles: Jess Glassman and Kenzie Cavanagh (NHS) def. Maria DiChiara and Alison Welsh (WT), 6-1, 6-0. 3 rd doubles: Katie Dick and Maddy O’Brien-Jones (NHS) def. Devon Guerrelli and Alycia Heggs (WT), 6-2, 6-0. 4 th doubles: Carolyn Mercatanti and Lynn Ferro (NHS) def. Veronica Mierzejewski and Lizzi Milis (WT), 6-2, 6-1.
Field hockey continues to roll
Sept. 10, 2012
New Hope-Solebury freshman Cameron Costello, pictured, and the rest of the Lions field hockey team erased Archbishop Wood, 3-0, Monday. (Photograph by Gina Ignatowitz.)
Girls’ tennis cruises by Pennington
Sept. 7, 2012
New Hope-Solebury girls’ tennis shut out Pennington Academy, 7-0, Friday. The Lions improved to 6-0 overall and 2-0 in the Bicentennial Athletic League.
Field hockey downs Dock
Sept. 6, 2012
New Hope-Solebury senior Grace Massimino, with ball, and classmate Lauren Weller helped the Lions field hockey team to a 3-1 victory Thursday versus Christopher Dock. Annie Behre, Maggie Dougherty and Kyle Chapin scored goals for New Hope. Maeve Doolan had six saves. (Photograph by Gina Ignatowitz.)
Field hockey shuts door on UM
Aug. 31, 2012
New Hope-Solebury field hockey didn’t allow a shot in a dominating, 5-0 victory Friday morning over visiting Upper Moreland. Senior Grace Massimino scored two first-half goals. Junior Kyle Chapin, senior Jackie Ignatowitz and sophomore Kailey McCrorey also connected for the Lions. Senior Marisa Mazza added two assists.