St. Cor­nelius CYO wins O’Hara tour­na­ment

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St. Cor­nelius School (Chadds Ford) de­feated St. Ed­mond’s Acad­emy (Wilm­ing­ton), 47-33, to win the 2018 Car­di­nal O’Hara CYO boys bas­ket­ball hol­i­day tour­na­ment for sev­enth and eighth grade teams.

The Bull­dogs, who won five games on their way to the cham­pi­onship, got the first 18 points in the fi­nal and rolled to vic­tory. An­drew Van Horn (13 points) and Chris Al­bero (10 points) were the high scor­ers for St. Cor­nelius in the ti­tle con­test. Ryan Fac­cenda chipped in with nine points and seven re­bounds, Al­bero, who had six as­sists, was named tour­na­ment most valu­able player. Van Horn also made the all-tour­na­ment team.

Other mem­bers of the St. Cor­nelius team in­clude Lo­gan Hamil­ton, Josh Ponzio, Jack Hy­man, Kee­gan Golden, Christo­pher Faith, Harrison Shields, Jake Zarett, Kieran Gal­lagher, and Daniel Ku­piec.

Mike Al­bero, who played at Arch­mere Acad­emy and Get­tys­burg Col­lege, is the team’s head coach. He is as­sisted by for­mer St. James High player Pat Van Horn. Kevin Gal­lagher is the team’s score­keeper.

Garnet Val­ley girls bas­ket­ball coach Joe Woods re­cently wel­comed a dozen for­mer GV play­ers for the fifth Lady Jaguars hol­i­day re­union and bas­ket­ball game.

Among those at­tend­ing were Amy Tarr and Karen (Slowik) Lin­ton from the Class of 1993; Suzanne Teaf (‘94); Katie Tarr and Beth (Rapczyn­ski) Archer (‘98); Dr. Rachel Dal­try (Class of 2000); Shan­non Woods (‘06); Alaina Bradley (‘11); Allyson Heav­ens and Gina Ricci (‘12); and Co­ley Ricci and Emily Mal­lon (‘13).

Bradley, a res­i­dent of Ar­ling­ton, Vir­ginia and a Penn State grad­u­ate, works for Lock­heed-Martin in cy­ber-se­cu­rity. She con­tin­ues play­ing bas­ket­ball in a co-ed league.

“I re­ally can’t say any­thing about what I do in my job,” she said.

Mal­lon, who also at­tended Penn State, is in her sec­ond year as a kinder­garten teacher at Eisen­berg El­e­men­tary School in New Cas­tle, Delaware.

“We have all-day kinder­garten, and that’s fun,” she said. “It’s been a great ex­pe­ri­ence, and you know how es­sen­tial the learn­ing they are do­ing now is for them.”

Ryan Woods, an out­stand­ing foot­ball player in his days at Garnet Val­ley, served as ref­eree for the bas­ket­ball game, in which Dal­try, Heav­ens (3-pointer), Shan­non Woods, and Teaf (as­sisted by Archer) scored nine of the last 11 points to lead the team made up of play­ers from even-num­bered grad­u­a­tion years over the team from odd­num­bered years.

“It’s great to see them come back and still want to play the game and then be able to share sto­ries about their fam­i­lies and their jobs,” Joe Woods said.

The Mark­ward Bas­ket­ball Club is host­ing a din­ner meet­ing at 6 p.m. Wed­nes­day, Jan. 23, at the St. James Alumni Dog House, 1499 9th Street, in Ed­dy­s­tone. The cost is $40.

Among those be­ing hon­ored at the din­ner will be se­nior stu­dent-ath­letes from Arch­bishop Car­roll, Car­di­nal O’Hara, and Mon­signor Bon­ner & Arch­bishop Pren­der­gast high schools.

Play­ers of the Past hon­orees will in­clude Tom Hauer (Sharon Hill High), Tom Mann and Mike Studzin­ski (St. James High), and John McFadden (Car­di­nal O’Hara High).

Mark­ward Club out­stand­ing con­tri­bu­tion awards will go to Bon­ner High grad­u­ate and for­mer NBA ex­ec­u­tive John Nash and for­mer Car­di­nal O’Hara girls bas­ket­ball coach Li­nus McGinty.

Ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion and reser­va­tions can be ob­tained by call­ing Den­nis Hill at 215-360-7144.

The baseball jer­sey worn by for­mer Delaware County ath­lete, teacher, and coach Car­son Thomp­son in the 1936 Olympic Games in Ber­lin is on dis­play as part of the “Win­ter Wool for the Sum­mer Game” ex­hibit at the Sports Leg­ends of Delaware County Mu­seum at 301 Iven Av­enue in Wayne.

Thomp­son was the win­ning pitcher in the ex­hi­bi­tion game, which was played in the Olympic Sta­dium. The venue was de­signed to hold 100,000 spec­ta­tors. A video on Thomp­son and the 1936 Olympics can be found at www.sport­sle­gend­sofdelaware­county.com.

The ex­hibit of clas­sic wool baseball uni­forms will be open from 8 a.m. un­til 4 p.m. Mon­days through Fri­days and 11 a.m. un­til 1:30 p.m. Satur­days.

For ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Jim Vankoski at 610-909-4919.

The Delaware County Ath­letes Hall of Fame will add 17 in­di­vid­u­als at its

2019 awards din­ner, which will be held Sun­day, April

14, at the Con­cordville Inn. Those cho­sen for the Hall of Fame in­clude lacrosse coach Chris Sailer, lacrosse player Lauri Ke­nis, pro­fes­sional ath­letes Fre­dia Gibbs and Don Clune, soft­ball player Dawn Scott, soft­ball coach Fred Dohrmann, bas­ket­ball play­ers Jim Childs and Joe Miller, bas­ket­ball coaches Bill Collins and Bob Waslick, bas­ket­ball of­fi­cial Wally Rutecki, foot­ball of­fi­cial Larry So­lar, and mul­ti­ple-sport ath­letes Emily Hoesch Rum­ble, Gaile Smith Rockey, Dr. Dick McCurdy, Bob Coyne, and Chris Gick­ing.

The 1968-69 Penncrest High boys bas­ket­ball team, which was coached by Waslick, will be hon­ored as a Team of Ex­cel­lence.

Bob Ten­nant, the for­mer Daily Times sports edi­tor and as­so­ci­ate edi­tor who died in De­cem­ber 2018, will be named win­ner of the Bob Fin­u­cane Me­mo­rial Award.

Tick­ets are $45 per per­son or $15 for chil­dren 10 and un­der. Those who pay Delco Hall of Fame mem­ber­ship dues by Feb. 15 will re­ceive a $5 dis­count on their ticket. Mem­ber­ship in­for­ma­tion can be ob­tained from Gary Barnes at [email protected]­nes­fi­nan­cial.com.

Dead­line for ta­ble/group reser­va­tions – ta­bles can be set to ac­com­mo­date

10 to 12 in­di­vid­u­als – is March 20. There will be no tick­ets avail­able on the day of the din­ner.

The ticket reser­va­tion dead­line is March

29. Checks payable to Delco Hall of Fame can be mailed to Delco Hall of Fame, c/o Barnes Fi­nan­cial, 11 S. New Mid­dle­town Road, Me­dia, PA

19063-4601. Ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion can be ob­tained from Theresa Dun­bar at 610322-2525 or dun­[email protected] icloud.com.

SUB­MIT­TED PHOTO

Tak­ing part in the Garnet Val­ley girls bas­ket­ball re­union and bas­ket­ball game were, from left, front row, Gina Ricci, Shan­non Woods, and back row, ref­eree Ryan Woods, Dr. Rachel Dal­try, Amy Tarr, Katie Tarr, Karen (Slowik) Lin­ton, Alaina Bradley, Allyson Heav­ens, Co­ley Ricci, Emily Mal­lon, Beth (Rapczyn­ski) Archer, Suzanne Teaf, and GV head coach Joe Woods.

PHOTO COUR­TESY OF TARA FAC­CENDA

The St. Cor­nelius team, which won the Car­di­nal O’Hara CYO hol­i­day boys bas­ket­ball tour­na­ment, in­cludes, front from left, Lo­gan Hamil­ton, Josh Ponzio, Jack Hy­man, Kee­gan Golden, Christo­pher Faith, An­drew Van Horn; back from left, score­keeper Kevin Gal­lagher, head coach Mike Al­bero, Harrison Shields, Jake Zarett, Chris Al­bero, Ryan Fac­cenda, Kieran Gal­lagher, Daniel Ku­piec, and as­sis­tant coach Pat Van Horn.

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