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Monday, March 7, 2011


The PIAA brackets were unveiled Sunday. Here's what we know:

Class AAAA Play-In Game

2-2 Wyoming Valley West (18-6)at 1-9 Penn Wood (19-8), 7 p.m.

Class AAA First Round

3-2 Eastern York (24-4) vs. 12-3 Archbishop Carroll (21-5), at Hempfield HS (Landisville, Pa.), 6 p.m.

Class AAAA First Round

1-1 Chester (26-1) vs. 3-7 Dallastown (21-7), at Norristown HS, 6 p.m.
Penn Wood-Wyoming Valley West winner vs. 3-1 York (27-2), Dallastown Area HS, 7:30 p.m.

So ... if Penn Wood wins a game in its backyard, it gets a first-round game 2 hours, 15 minutes from Essex Avenue. And Archbishop Carroll is nearly two miles from home in its first-round game.

Better gas up the cars, Delco basketball fans. It could be a road-trip kind of weekend.


In the latest PIAA rankings, released weekly by the Harrisburg Patriot-News, Chester is No. 1 and Penn Wood is No. 8 for Class AAAA and Archbishop Carroll holds steady at No. 2 in Class AAA.

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Saturday, March 5, 2011


For the 20th time in the illustrious history of Chester basketball, the Clippers are District One champions.

The Clippers knocked off Council Rock North, 66-43, Friday night to win their first Class AAAA crown since 2007-08, when Chester won its most recent state title.

Here are a few photos from the game, by Daily Times photographer Bob Gurecki:

Maurice Nelson, who had 22 points, accepts his gold medal.

Rondae Jefferson splits a pair of defenders on his was to two of his 10 points.

DeQuann Walker wins a scramble to a loose ball.

Erikk Wright comes down with one of his four rebounds.

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Tuesday, March 1, 2011


While the Daily Times had you covered from the reporting side, staff photographer Bob Gurecki had you covered from every angle of the Palestra floor.

Here are his photos:

Carroll's Juan'ya Green defends against Neumann-Goretti's Lamin Fulton.

Carroll's Shane Randall battles with N-G's Derrick Stewart for possession.

Carroll's Yosef Yacob attempts to shoot around N-G's John Davis.

Carroll's Tracy Peal can't bear to watch, with teammate Matt Donaldson, the final moments of N-G's Catholic League final win.

Carroll's Juan'ya Green walks off the floor as Neumann-Goretti celebrates its third straight Catholic League title.

Here's what you can find in print:
Game story: Carroll can't stop another Saints march (Christopher A. Vito)
Column: Going Green can't be Carroll's only plan (Jack McCaffery)
Sidebar: Green denied championship he wanted so badly (Tom Kerrane)

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