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PA Prep Live: Wysocki, Reilly help youthful Marple Newtown get back on track

PA Prep Live: Wysocki, Reilly help youthful Marple Newtown get back on track

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by Matt Smith NEWTOWN SQUARE, PA – It wasn’t time to panic, but back-to-back losses had Marple Newtown searching for answers this week. The Tigers, who have 12 seniors on their 49-man varsity roster, are a young team finding out what it takes to be a good football team. So, they rely upon those seniors, including two-way lineman Rick Wysocki and...

PA Prep Live: With heavy heart, inspired Wilmore leads Ridley to victory

PA Prep Live: With heavy heart, inspired Wilmore leads Ridley to victory

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MARPLE — Tahmir Wilmore could have waited another week to come back, and no one would questioned his decision. The Ridley senior defensive lineman had missed four games after dislocating his shoulder against Springfield. He rehabbed hard. He had the game against Marple Newtown circled on the calendar. That big game between Central League is the one he wanted...

PA Prep Live: Pio’s ‘big energy’ punt return gives Haven winning spark

PA Prep Live: Pio’s ‘big energy’ punt return gives Haven winning spark

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by Matt De George NETHER PROVIDENCE, PA — Strath Haven was mired in its sixth consecutive quarter without a touchdown when Ibo Pio lined up to receive a punt Friday night. The running back had gashed defenses for the first three weeks of the season, then found running room scarce as the Central League season rose up to meet the Panthers. With neither Haven nor...

PA Prep Live: Paoletti, Box help keep Marple unbeaten

PA Prep Live: Paoletti, Box help keep Marple unbeaten

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by Matt Smith Upper Darby, PA — No one can fault the Marple Newtown players for their soft schedule through the first four weeks of the season. Good teams take care of business against lousy teams and make winning look easy. Marple Newtown is a good football team. Friday night, the Tigers received their first true test of the 2019 campaign against an...

PA Prep Live: Marple checks all the Box-es in win over Harriton

PA Prep Live: Marple checks all the Box-es in win over Harriton

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by Bob Grotz Newtown Square, PA – Marple Newtown didn’t need the homecoming pep rally earlier in the day to get fired up to play Harriton Friday night. The undefeated Tigers showed again they are never lacking for motivation, Charlie Box scoring two more touchdowns and Shane Benedict adding a couple of scoring grabs to key a 35-12 Central League win over...

PA Prep Live: Just ‘Charlie being Charlie’ as Marple Newtown rolls

PA Prep Live: Just ‘Charlie being Charlie’ as Marple Newtown rolls

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by Harry Chaykun NEWTOWN SQUARE, PA — Sophomore Charlie Box scored a pair of touchdowns as a runner, a TD as a receiver, and also got six points returning an interception in helping Marple Newtown to a 50-22 Central League victory over visiting Conestoga Friday night. There are those who would call that a remarkable performance by a 10th grader. Tigers...

PA Prep Live: O’Brien, Marple Newtown get a kick out of beating Aces

PA Prep Live: O’Brien, Marple Newtown get a kick out of beating Aces

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by Todd Orodenker NEWTOWN SQUARE, PA – Everything was working so well for Marple Newtown, even the kicker threw a touchdown. The Tigers opened Central League play Friday with a resounding 41-7 victory over Lower Merion. They are 2-0 overall. They never trailed in this one, and the result was never really in doubt. It was efficient, balanced and...

PA Prep Live: Marple has little trouble playing big dog to undermanned KIPP

PA Prep Live: Marple has little trouble playing big dog to undermanned KIPP

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PHILADELPHIA, PA — There was only so much that Jolaan Alston could say Saturday afternoon. For 48 minutes, there was no doubt as to the supremacy of Marple Newtown over his KIPP DuBois Collegiate Academy team, a 33-0 loss to the Tigers at Marcus Foster Memorial Stadium. But for Alston, the Lions’ receiver/strong safety/end rusher, there was more at...

PA Prep Live: Tigers look to make best of tale of two QBs

PA Prep Live: Tigers look to make best of tale of two QBs

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NEWTOWN SQUARE, PA – Chris Gicking passed for 53 touchdown passes as the quarterback at Marple Newtown, not one of them under the pressure of being removed from a game. He was All-Central League, All-Delco and All-State, but mostly he was the Tigers’ quarterback all the time. He was No. 1. If there was a No. 2, it didn’t seem to matter. Might it be...

Hero Bowl: Motivated Perri, motoring Kelly give East team a lift

Hero Bowl: Motivated Perri, motoring Kelly give East team a lift

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By Matt Smith mattsmith@21st-centurymedia.com @DTMattSmith on Twitter MARPLE TWP. — Cardinal O’Hara lineman Louie Perri was overwhelmed with pride Thursday evening, playing in the 43rd annual Delaware County Hero Bowl on his home field. “Coming out here again at O’Hara, it’s a great feeling,” he said. For Perri, the opportunity to play for...

5 Tigers to play in 43rd Annual Delco Hero Bowl

5 Tigers to play in 43rd Annual Delco Hero Bowl

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NEWTOWN SQUARE, PA – The Hero Bowl, the annual Delaware County High School All-Star Football Game, will be played on Thursday, May 30th, 2019 at Cardinal O’Hara High School in Springfield, PA. The game benefits the Hero Scholarship Fund of Delaware County to provide scholarships for children of police, firefighters and emergency personnel who have...

Marple Newtown Football, Tigers Radio Network announces 2019 schedule

Marple Newtown Football, Tigers Radio Network announces 2019 schedule

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The 92nd Marple Newtown Tigers football campaign will commence on Saturday, August 24th at 1 PM on the road against KIPP DuBois Collegiate Academy (Philadelphia, PA) at the Simon Gratz Supersite in Philadelphia, PA. The following week the Tigers will host Lower Merion in their home opener and the first game of a three-game home stand. The full Varsity,...

PA Prep Live: Mullarkey, Rider help Radnor make history at the buzzer

PA Prep Live: Mullarkey, Rider help Radnor make history at the buzzer

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by Todd Orodenker | PA Prep Live RADNOR, PA – The celebration was on, and Jahmir Rider still had the football. He did not want to let go. You can’t blame him. Radnor’s top wide receiver caught a 12-yard touchdown pass from Sean Mullarkey at the buzzer to send the third-seeded Raiders to a thrilling 27-25 victory Friday over No. 14 Marple Newtown...

Record-setting Ferry helps Marple Newtown book a playoff spot

Record-setting Ferry helps Marple Newtown book a playoff spot

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by Al Thompson | PA Prep Live MEDIA, PA – Marple Newtown got off to a rough start, falling behind early, losing a key player for the game and season on the first play from scrimmage, but then came on strong to defeat Penncrest 49-27, clinching a spot in the upcoming District 1 Class 5A playoffs. Making the night even more special was the play of...

Wilson has two hands in Strath Haven’s rout of Marple Newtown

Wilson has two hands in Strath Haven’s rout of Marple Newtown

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by Matt DeGeorge | PA Prep Live / Delaware County Times NEWTOWN SQUARE, PA – John Wilson’s summer homework for his junior year was a little different. After his family moved from the Northern Highlands Regional School District in Allendale, N.J., Wilson had plenty to catch up on at his new school, Strath Haven. And among the football-specific...

Tuayemie, Upper Darby feeling worthy of Super status

Tuayemie, Upper Darby feeling worthy of Super status

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by Harry Chaykun | PA Prep Live / Delaware County Daily Times NEWTOWN SQUARE, PA – James Tuayemie and his Upper Darby teammates wanted to make a statement when they traveled to Marple Newtown Friday night. For Tuayemie, a junior, it was as easy as letting his actions on the field do most of his talking. Tuayemie scored on an 80-yard reception in the...

Defense rises to occasion for Marple Newtown

Defense rises to occasion for Marple Newtown

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TREDYFFRIN TWP. — Conestoga had three pretty good chances to do some offensive damage in the second half against Marple Newtown Friday night at Teamer Field. Each time the Tigers were equal to the task. Kevin Merrone picked off two passes in the final 4 minutes, 30 seconds, Jake Simpson also had an interception and Marple Newtown made a goal line stand in...

PA Prep Live: Ferry’s play ices Marple Newtown’s win

PA Prep Live: Ferry’s play ices Marple Newtown’s win

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by Jack Keffer | Digital First Media LOWER MERION — There was only one moment Friday night when Marple Newtown’s game with Harriton could have taken a different path. The Rams’ defense, down eight points with three minutes left to play, had forced a third and long situation for the Tigers at their 29. Harriton was within a score. Marple had not...

PA Prep Live: Biancaniello, bounces keep Cougars going the right way

PA Prep Live: Biancaniello, bounces keep Cougars going the right way

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by Christopher A. Vito, PA Prep Live SPRINGFIELD, PA – A second-quarter snap is hardly ever the difference-making moment of a game. Jeff Biancaniello proved that theory wrong Friday night, and with a play he will never forget. A bouncing ball ended up at Biancaniello’s feet, and the Springfield linebacker wasted no time debating his next course of...

PA Prep Live: Bradley fits right in as Garnet Valley rushes past Marple Newtown

PA Prep Live: Bradley fits right in as Garnet Valley rushes past Marple Newtown

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by Matt De George, PA Prep Live | Delaware County Daily Times NEWTOWN SQUARE, PA – Mike Ricci wasn’t in need of options for carrying the ball Friday night. But this week in practice, after watching Danny Bradley excel as an outside linebacker the last couple of years and show enough of the explosiveness required for a Garnet Valley back, he wanted...

PA Prep Live: Weathers is fine as Marple Newtown hangs on vs. Lower Merion

PA Prep Live: Weathers is fine as Marple Newtown hangs on vs. Lower Merion

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ROSEMONT, PA – Marlon Weathers accounted for two Marple Newtown touchdowns as the Tigers held on for a 21-20 win over Lower Merion. The Aces (0-3, 0-2 Central) made things interesting. With the Tigers (2-1) clinging to a 7-6 in the fourth quarter, Weathers sprinted 43 yards to the end zone. Lower Merion quarterback Matt O’Connor connected with...

PA Prep Live: Rider’s overtime TD catch gives Radnor overdue ‘statement win’

PA Prep Live: Rider’s overtime TD catch gives Radnor overdue ‘statement win’

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by Matt Smith, PA Prep Live / Delaware County Daily Times NEWTOWN SQUARE, PA – Sean Mullarkey couldn’t put into words what just happened. “I actually think I am in a dream right now,” the Radnor High quarterback said. “I don’t know what to say.” Mullarkey connected with Jahmair Rider coming across the middle in the second overtime of Friday’s...

PA Prep Live: Weathers fine for Marple’s first day of season

PA Prep Live: Weathers fine for Marple’s first day of season

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by Dillon Friday, PA Prep Live NEWTOWN SQUARE, PA –  There will be tougher nights ahead for Marple Newtown, but Friday’s season opener was a significant first step nonetheless. The Tigers, at Primo Hoagies Stadium, handled their visitors from KIPP DuBois Collegiate Academy, 43-0, with all the Tigers’ points coming in the first half. Marple is...

2018 Preview: Young Tigers’ seasonal fate may depend on the Weathers

2018 Preview: Young Tigers’ seasonal fate may depend on the Weathers

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by Terry Toohey, PA Prep Live | Delaware County Daily Times NEWTOWN SQUARE, PA –  Marlon Weathers, Alden Mathes, Tom Tobin and Sal Tartaglia were asked to do a lot for Marple Newtown as juniors last season and they delivered. Weathers led all Delaware County backs in rushing (1,544 yards) and scoring (25 touchdowns), and was third on...

Weathers Looks to Keep Marple Newtown Rolling in 2018

Weathers Looks to Keep Marple Newtown Rolling in 2018

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NEWTOWN SQUARE, PA – The 2018 campaign for Marple Newtown football presents a different look for the Tigers as they enter this season for the first time without its two-time All-Delco quarterback Anthony Paoletti. Taking on those leadership responsibilities this season is none other than senior tailback Marlon Weathers. Expect him to become the leader...

PA Prep Live: Offense is for kicks as Red Team all-stars squeeze by Blue Team at Hero Bowl

PA Prep Live: Offense is for kicks as Red Team all-stars squeeze by Blue Team at Hero Bowl

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by Matt Smith, PA Prep Live MARPLE – Originally, Jack Coary of Springfield wasn’t on the Hero Bowl Red Team roster. He had to lobby for himself to head coach Rich Gentile. “Coach Gentile then asked me, ‘Do you want to play in the Hero Bowl?’” Coary said. “I wasn’t going to pass up the opportunity. I said, ‘Absolutely I would like to...

7 Tigers slated to participate in 42nd Delco Hero Bowl

7 Tigers slated to participate in 42nd Delco Hero Bowl

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NEWTOWN SQUARE, PA – The Hero Bowl, the annual Delaware County High School All-Star Football Game, will be played on Thursday, May 31st, 2018 at Cardinal O’Hara High School in Springfield, PA. The game benefits the Hero Scholarship Fund of Delaware County to provide scholarships for children of police, firefighters and emergency personnel who...

Marple Newtown Football, Tigers Radio Network announces 2018 schedule

Marple Newtown Football, Tigers Radio Network announces 2018 schedule

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As of Friday, May 11, 2018, we are 105 days away from the Marple Newtown Tiger’s 91st football campaign. The 2018 edition of the Marple Newtown Tigers will be unleashed on Friday, August 24th during their home and season opener against KIPP DuBois Collegiate Academy (Philadelphia, PA) inside Crozer-Keystone Stadium on the campus of...

MN Football Boosters Club hosts 2017 season banquet

MN Football Boosters Club hosts 2017 season banquet

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BROOMALL, PA – Members of the Marple Newtown Football community enjoyed an evening at Anthony’s at Paxon at the Paxon Hollow Country Club to close out the 2017 season on January 25th, 2018. Jim Allsman and Steve Reynolds both served as the emcees for the annual event. The banquet was hosted by the Marple Newtown Football Boosters Club, with each...

All-Delco Football: MN’s Paoletti fights through injuries to anchor First Team again

All-Delco Football: MN’s Paoletti fights through injuries to anchor First Team again

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NEWTOWN SQUARE, PA – Nine members of the Marple Newtown Tiger football program earned All-Delco honors for the 2017 season. First teamers included senior QB Anthony Paoletti, senior WR Dash Dulgerian and junior RB Marlon Weathers. Second team: Alden Mathes (WR) and Kyle Tobin (DL). In addition, the following Tigers were All-Delco honorable mention...

DeGeorge: Without Paoletti’s arm, Tigers almost rallied around his heart

DeGeorge: Without Paoletti’s arm, Tigers almost rallied around his heart

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by Matt DeGeorge, Delaware County Daily Times EAST MARLBOROUGH – As he waited for the receiving line around Anthony Paoletti, shedding the sling on his right arm for the first time all night, to dissipate Friday, Alden Mathes used the word “irreplaceable” three times. Time and again, the junior wide receiver, thrust into the quarterback’s role for...

PA Prep Live: Unionville’s Zubillaga sends message to recruiters at Marple Newtown’s expense

PA Prep Live: Unionville’s Zubillaga sends message to recruiters at Marple Newtown’s expense

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by Matt Smith, Delaware County Daily Times / PA Prep Live EAST MARLBOROUGH – One might wonder why more college football programs haven’t expressed interest in Unionville’s Joe Zubillaga. The kid’s a human highlight reel. Whether he’s lining up at wide receiver or behind center in the wildcat, Zubillaga is a playmaker. If his offensive game...

PA Prep Live: Weathers stays warm, Marple Newtown thrives against Upper Moreland

PA Prep Live: Weathers stays warm, Marple Newtown thrives against Upper Moreland

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by Christopher A. Vito, PA Prep Live UPPER MORELAND – For the first time in a long time, Marple Newtown had to play without Anthony Paoletti. And of all the unlikely times for Paoletti to incur an injury, this seemed like a precarious one. In the fourth quarter. On the road. In a playoff game. If you were to draw up a nightmare scenario, the kind that...

Weathers churns out four scores, Marple Newtown notches another playoff win

Weathers churns out four scores, Marple Newtown notches another playoff win

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by Todd Orodenker, PA Prep Live NEWTOWN SQUARE, PA – With Delaware County’s all-time passing leader behind center, opposing defenses know where to focus on. Marlon Weathers likes to take advantage of that. Marple Newtown’s running back rushed for 258 yards and four touchdowns Friday to lead the Tigers to a 42-13 victory over Oxford in the first...

PA Prep Live: Weathers carries Marple Newtown past Strath Haven

PA Prep Live: Weathers carries Marple Newtown past Strath Haven

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Courtesy of PA Prep Live NETHER PROVIDENCE, PA – Marple Newtown was in a bind. Head coach Chris Gicking was just looking for some breathing room. Running back Marlon Weathers had other ideas. “I’m not just trying to get a few yards,” Weathers said following his team’s dramatic 38-28 win over Strath Haven Friday night. “I’m looking to take it to...

PA Prep Live: Marple Newtown takes stock, starts anew with rout of Harriton

PA Prep Live: Marple Newtown takes stock, starts anew with rout of Harriton

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by Al Thompson, PA Prep Live NEWTOWN SQUARE, PA – Marple Newtown’s players treated Friday night’s game against Harriton like it was a business trip. The Tigers are running out of time and running out of games to make this season memorable. So they decided to do something about it. Marple Newtown defeated Harriton 34-12 Friday night in a game that...

PA Prep Live: For secondary scoring options, Springfield’s defense seems perfect

PA Prep Live: For secondary scoring options, Springfield’s defense seems perfect

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by Jack McCaffery, Delaware County Daily Times NEWTOWN SQUARE, PA – Even in the most special of football seasons, and Springfield keeps digging deeper into one, there will be moments of intense challenge. Philip Shovlin and his fellow Cougars defensive backs were prepared for one Friday night. Aware they would be visiting Marple Newtown and...

Marple Newtown’s Paoletti breaks Delco record, pushes Garnet Valley to limit

Marple Newtown’s Paoletti breaks Delco record, pushes Garnet Valley to limit

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by Matt Smith, Delaware County Daily Times CONCORD, PA – Anthony Paoletti posed for pictures with family members after Friday night’s 34-31 loss at Garnet Valley. He looked as though he had been through the battle of his life. Limping to the bench, Marple Newtown’s senior quarterback received medical treatment. He’s been hurt before, but...

PA Prep Live: Palis shines in relief for Garnet Valley in comeback win

PA Prep Live: Palis shines in relief for Garnet Valley in comeback win

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by Matt Smith, Delaware County Daily Times CONCORD, PA – Cole Palis doesn’t care whether he starts at quarterback for Garnet Valley, as was the case in last week’s win over Haverford. And he doesn’t care if he’s summoned off the bench to ignite an offense that is sputtering, as was the case Friday night in a thrilling, 34-31 victory over...

PA Prep Live: Paoletti, Marple Newtown leaves last week in past

PA Prep Live: Paoletti, Marple Newtown leaves last week in past

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by Harry Chaykun, Delaware County Daily Times NEWTOWN SQUARE, PA – It was a short practice week. That didn’t mean practices would be anything but long for the Marple Newtown’s players. The Tigers needed to put their ugly Central League loss to Haverford behind them and spend time preparing for Lower Merion. “Things that happened are over...

PA Prep Live: Defense allows Haverford waltz to a win over Marple Newtown

PA Prep Live: Defense allows Haverford waltz to a win over Marple Newtown

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by Matt Smith, Delaware County Daily Times NEWTOWN SQUARE, PA – Haverford High players gathered around to cheer on coach Joe Gallagher as he tried to — pardon the outdated expression — bust a move on the field. Coach Gal did a little shuffle move — or whatever they’re calling it these days — to the delight of his players. The Fords had...

Delco Football Friday: Haverford-Marple Newtown is the big game this weekend

Delco Football Friday: Haverford-Marple Newtown is the big game this weekend

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by Matt Smith, Delaware County Daily Times It’s the midway point of the Delco football regular season, and four Central League teams remain undefeated in the conference. That will change this weekend. In the game of the week, Marple Newtown (3-1) hosts Haverford High (4-0) Saturday night. The Tigers and Fords are tied atop the Central League standings...

PA Prep Live: Marple Newtown’s ‘statement’ win hands Ridley historic loss

PA Prep Live: Marple Newtown’s ‘statement’ win hands Ridley historic loss

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by Christopher A. Vito, PA Prep Live FOLSOM, PA – A bit of history went down Friday night at Phil Marion Field. But it wasn’t the kind to which Ridley fans have grown accustomed. Marple Newtown used stout defense to fend off the hosts from Ridley, 14-12. The Tigers took down Ridley for the first time since 2005. And not since 1971 had Marple Newtown...

PA Prep Live: Shelly, Marple Newtown remain united to topple Radnor

PA Prep Live: Shelly, Marple Newtown remain united to topple Radnor

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by Harry Chaykun, PA Prep Live RADNOR, PA – The postgame meetings with teammates and coaches had ended Friday night. Marple Newtown’s Tigers were delighted with their 45-14 Central League victory over Radnor at Prevost Field, their second win in a row after a season-opening loss in Florida. Senior center Michael Shelly, who helped Marple earn 242...

PA Prep Live: Paoletti, Marple Newtown takes Penncrest apart

PA Prep Live: Paoletti, Marple Newtown takes Penncrest apart

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by Todd Orodenker, PA Prep Live NEWTOWN SQUARE, PA – After an eventful, but ultimately disappointing, trip to Florida last week, the Marple Newtown Tigers returned home for Central League play. For their league intro, they took on an inexperienced Penncest team, and so this one went according to script, a 35-0 Tigers win Friday. With a senior...

Marple Newtown Drops Heartbreaker in Season Opener

Marple Newtown Drops Heartbreaker in Season Opener

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By Dave DiPasqua, Tigers Radio Network Kissimmee, Florida – With 33 seconds remaining, Florida High’s Bryson Hill connected with Will Haigler on a 64-yard heave that resulted in a touchdown to knockoff Marple Newtown by a final score of 19-18. Haigler scampered into the end zone, erasing an 18-point deficit that the Seminoles faced. Marple Newtown did...

Central League 2017 Preview: Garnet Valley, Springfield look like top teams in strong Central League

Central League 2017 Preview: Garnet Valley, Springfield look like top teams in strong Central League

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By PAPrepLive Marple Newtown, Ridley and Springfield shared the Central League title in 2016. Garnet Valley finished one game back and Haverford was two games behind in the championship race. The Tigers and Cougars, along with Strath Haven and Radnor, qualified for the District 1 Class 5A playoffs in the first year of the six-classification format. Ridley,...

Marple Newtown Enters 2017 With High Expectations

Marple Newtown Enters 2017 With High Expectations

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By: David DiPasqua, Jr.  NEWTOWN SQUARE, PA. – Marple Newtown is eyeing up another Central Athletic League crown in 2017 as they gear up for what is to be another deep postseason run. There is no doubt that head coach Chris Gicking and his squad have caught the attention of those around the Central League. The Tigers compiled an 11-2 record (most wins...

6 Tigers Selected for 41st Delco Hero Bowl

6 Tigers Selected for 41st Delco Hero Bowl

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NEWTOWN SQUARE, PA – The Hero Bowl, the annual Delaware County High School All-Star Football Game, will be played on Thursday, June 1st, 2017 at Cardinal O’Hara High School in Springfield, PA. The game benefits the Hero Scholarship Fund of Delaware County to provide scholarships for children of police, firefighters and emergency personnel who...

Marple Newtown Football, Tigers Radio Network announces 2017 schedule

Marple Newtown Football, Tigers Radio Network announces 2017 schedule

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As snow currently lays atop the turf surface of Crozer Keystone Stadium, we are 196 days away from the Marple Newtown Tiger’s 90th football campaign. The 2017 edition of the Marple Newtown Tigers will be unleashed on Friday, August 26th during their season opener against Florida High School (Tallahassee,...

Mini-Maxwell Winner Cameron Mathes Beat Childhood Cancer

Mini-Maxwell Winner Cameron Mathes Beat Childhood Cancer

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By Joseph Santoliquito, CBS Philly PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Cameron Mathes looks back at the pictures, the ones of the chubby, bald baby sitting up, and can’t believe that it was once him. It is kind of hard to believe that it was once him, considering the Marple Newtown senior wide receiver is 6-foot-2, 180 pounds, is a three-sport star who is heading to...

MN Football Boosters Club hosts 2016 season banquet

MN Football Boosters Club hosts 2016 season banquet

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DREXEL HILL, PA – Members of the Marple Newtown Football community enjoyed an evening at Anthony’s Restaurant in Drexel Hill to close out the 2016 season on Thursday, January 5th, 2017. Jim Allsman and Steve Reynolds both served as the emcees for the annual event. The banquet was hosted by the Marple Newtown Football Boosters Club, with each player...

Paoletti & Mathes head Tiger’s class of All-Delco selections

Paoletti & Mathes head Tiger’s class of All-Delco selections

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NEWTOWN SQUARE, PA – Eleven members of the Marple Newtown Tiger football program earned All-Delco honors for the 2016 season. First teamers included junior QB Anthony Paoletti and senior WR Cameron Mathes. Second team: Dash Dulgerian (WR), Cooper Maas (DL), and Carmen Christiana (DB). In addition, the following Tigers were All-Declo...

9 Tigers Named to All-Central Athletic League (1st & 2nd) Team

9 Tigers Named to All-Central Athletic League (1st & 2nd) Team

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The 2016 All-Central Athletic League team cites nine Tiger standouts on the 1st and 2nd teams, including first-teamers Anthony Paoletti (QB), Cameron Mathes (WR) and Carmen Christiana (DB). Second team: Anthony Goodman (OL), Marlon Weathers (RB), Dash Dulgerian (WR), Cooper Maas (DL), Dylan Conan (DB) and Reilly Fillman (P). In addition, the following...

Football Matters: A Tumor Taught Mike Shelly To Never Take A Day For Granted

Football Matters: A Tumor Taught Mike Shelly To Never Take A Day For Granted

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By Tom Layberger, FootballMatters.org Mike Shelly’s ankles were screaming at him when he awoke one late summer morning in 2014. Not only were they hurting, but he could not put any weight on them. He thought that was very odd because he could not recall injuring them at football practice the previous day or at any point the previous few days. With the pain...

PA Prep Live: Paoltetti’s record ‘means nothing’ to him amid Marple Newtown loss

PA Prep Live: Paoltetti’s record ‘means nothing’ to him amid Marple Newtown loss

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By Dillon Friday, PA Prep Live SHARON HILL, PA – The record mattered little to him, the loss weighed heavy. In a 26-7 defeat to Academy Park in the District 1 Class 5A semifinals, Marple Newtown’s Anthony Paoletti became the most prolific single-season passer in Delaware County high school football history. Still, there was no pause for...

Main Line Today: Marple Newtown Football’s Cross-Generational Coaching

Main Line Today: Marple Newtown Football’s Cross-Generational Coaching

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Two members of the Gicking family have helped shaped the successful high school team. By Michael Bradley, Main Line Today When Chris Gicking was heading into his senior year at Marple Newtown High School in 1995, he asked his father, long-time Conestoga football coach Harry Gicking, to spend one season with the Tigers – and his son. Harry obliged and was able...

Matt Smith: Familiar foes, rising programs square off in semifinal

Matt Smith: Familiar foes, rising programs square off in semifinal

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By Matt Smith, Delaware County Daily Times They didn’t cross paths in high school, but Academy Park coach Jason Vosheski and Marple Newtown coach Chris Gicking come from the same 1990s era of Central League football. Vosheski excelled at Ridley, where he earned All-Delco honors as a wide receiver. Gicking had one of the greatest careers of any quarterback in...

PA Prep Live: Mathes, Fillman help Marple Newtown boot West Chester East in OT

PA Prep Live: Mathes, Fillman help Marple Newtown boot West Chester East in OT

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By Neil MGeoghegan, PA Prep Live NEWTOWN SQUARE, PA – It took a couple overtimes to extend it, but Marple Newtown’s historic football season continues, and now it’s on to the District 1 5A semifinals. Cameron Mathes grabbed a double overtime touchdown pass, and teammate Reilly Fillman booted the extra point to give the Tigers a dramatic...

Philadelphia Inquirer: Mike Shelly enjoying football at Marple Newtown after overcoming cancer

Philadelphia Inquirer: Mike Shelly enjoying football at Marple Newtown after overcoming cancer

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By Rick O’Brien, Philadelphia Inquirer The disturbing physical symptoms cropped up a few weeks before Mike Shelly’s freshman year at Marple Newtown. “I was experiencing ankle pain, stomach aches, and throwing up,” he said. “And finally, one night, the stomach pain was unbearable and I had to go to the hospital.” Shelly was...

The Intelligencer: Upper Moreland football can’t keep up with Marple Newtown

The Intelligencer: Upper Moreland football can’t keep up with Marple Newtown

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By Tom Pfaff, The Doylestown Intelligencer / BucksMont Game On NEWTOWN SQUARE, PA – No. 13 Upper Moreland faced a familiar foe Friday night in the opening round of the District One Class 5A playoffs, namely No. 3 Marple Newtown. Last year, the Golden Bears were the No. 2 seed and earned an eight-point win at home over the No. 6 Tigers in...

PA Prep Live: Defense dominates in Marple Newtown’s first home playoff win

PA Prep Live: Defense dominates in Marple Newtown’s first home playoff win

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By Christopher A. Vito, PA Prep Live / Delaware County Daily Times NEWTOWN SQUARE, PA – Mike Miller pumped his fist and let out a loud yell as he approached teammate Cooper Maas in the Upper Moreland backfield. The Marple Newtown defensive linemen had just combined on a quarterback sack to snuff out another Upper Moreland drive. “Just another...

PA Prep Live: Weathers’ career night helps end Marple Newtown’s title drought

PA Prep Live: Weathers’ career night helps end Marple Newtown’s title drought

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By Christopher A. Vito, PA Prep Live / Delaware County Daily Times NEWTOWN SQUARE, PA – Behind a solid running game, Marple Newtown claimed a share of its first league championship in 39 years, prompting fans to storm the field. Nothing about Friday night’s game seemed ordinary — especially that first part. A team built on its elite passing...

PA Prep Live: When it rains, it pours for Mathes family, Marple Newtown

PA Prep Live: When it rains, it pours for Mathes family, Marple Newtown

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By Dillon Friday, PA Prep Live ROSEMONT, PA – Marple Newtown had plenty of reason to celebrate Friday night. The Tigers defeated Harriton, 36-14, to push their record to 8-1 overall. But a result away from the Rams’ home turf is what made the visitors so jubilant. The score came in just before the final whistle: Garnet Valley had beaten Springfield,...

PA Prep Live: Marple Newtown rebounds with come-from-behind win

PA Prep Live: Marple Newtown rebounds with come-from-behind win

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By Dillon Friday, PA Prep Live HAVERTOWN, PA – Marple Newtown quarterback Anthony Paoletti peeled himself off the turf and limped to the sideline with his hand in the air. Down seven to Haverford High at the half, Paoletti had just escaped the Fords’ pass rush, taken a hit and still managed to find Dash Dulgerian for a 65-yard touchdown. Paoletti’s end...

PA Prep Live: Miller, Ridley clear their thoughts, then plow ahead

PA Prep Live: Miller, Ridley clear their thoughts, then plow ahead

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By Matt Smith, PA Prep Live / Delaware County Daily Times NEWTOWN SQUARE, PA – Ridley didn’t mope around after last week’s stunning overtime home loss to Springfield. The Green Raiders got back to work in practice, driven to succeed. “That loss to Springfield, I never want to feel that again,” said Ryan Gricco, Ridley’s outstanding senior...

Matt Smith: Unbeaten Marple Newtown hoping history awaits against Ridley

Matt Smith: Unbeaten Marple Newtown hoping history awaits against Ridley

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By Matt Smith, Delaware County Daily Times In 2005, the Tigers entered their Central League matchup with Ridley on a two-game losing streak. It was Week 8 of the regular season, and the Tigers had lost four of their first seven games. Ridley hadn’t won a Central League title since 1996, and surely a loss to the Tigers would shatter their hopes of ending that...

PA Prep Live: Marple Newtown preps for Ridley with rout of Lower Merion

PA Prep Live: Marple Newtown preps for Ridley with rout of Lower Merion

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By Matt Smith, PA Prep Live / Delco Times ARDMORE, PA -With one eye looking ahead to Ridley, Marple Newtown did exactly what a good team should do against Lower Merion Saturday afternoon. The Tigers took care of business. The Aces weren’t going to lie down — there’s some real talent on coach Brian Scopelliti’s squad — and allow the Tigers to stomp past...

PA Prep Live: Paoletti shares spotlight after record-setting night

PA Prep Live: Paoletti shares spotlight after record-setting night

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By Todd Orodenker, PA Prep Live DREXEL HILL, PA – Once the topic of conversation turned to Anthony Paoletti, the junior quarterback started rolling his eyes. His head cocked back. Yup, he was being talked about again. Paoletti might not like it, but when he throws for a school-record 375 yards and five touchdowns, there’s little he can do to stop it....

PA Prep Live: Paoletti’s Air Tigers squad strikes again, buries Conestoga

PA Prep Live: Paoletti’s Air Tigers squad strikes again, buries Conestoga

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By Chris Vito, PA Prep Live / Delco Times NEWTOWN SQUARE, PA – There are don’t-blink offenses. And then there’s Marple Newtown’s. The Tigers have developed a reputation around the region for stretching opposing defenses. They waste little time in throwing downfield. Sometimes, not even the Tigers can keep up with their offense. Marple Newtown scored...

PA Prep Live: Rough start doesn’t deter Paoletti, Marple Newtown

PA Prep Live: Rough start doesn’t deter Paoletti, Marple Newtown

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By Matt De George, PA Prep Live / Delco Times NEWTOWN SQUARE, PA – A week ago, on his leisurely way to 200-plus yards, Marple Newtown quarterback Anthony Paoletti saw just two of his passing attempts hit the turf. Friday, when Paoletti’s first pass was corralled by Radnor linebacker Charlie Connolly and his first five attempts in succession missed their...

PA Prep Live: Paoletti, Marple Newtown go the extra yard for Presser family

PA Prep Live: Paoletti, Marple Newtown go the extra yard for Presser family

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By Christopher A. Vito, PA Prep Live MIDDLETOWN, PA – Anthony Paoletti unclipped his shoulder pads with one hand as he played catch with a little guy half his size. “Isn’t your arm getting tired?” Paoletti, Marple Newtown’s quarterback, asked 5-year-old Daniel Presser, who shook his head and extended the back-and-forth tosses. A post-game workout...

PA Prep Live: Despite romp over Carroll, Marple Newtown leaves room for improvement

PA Prep Live: Despite romp over Carroll, Marple Newtown leaves room for improvement

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By Todd Orodenker, PA Prep Live NEWTOWN SQAURE, PA – Anthony Paoletti couldn’t stop shaking his head. The scoreboard read a lopsided victory for Marple Newtown, but it didn’t show the amount of turnovers the Tigers committed. “Turnovers were not good, not good at all,” the junior quarterback and Division I prospect said with a perplexed laugh....

Lozowicki looking to lead Marple Newtown to new heights

Lozowicki looking to lead Marple Newtown to new heights

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By Matt Smith, PA Prep Live / Delco Times NEWTOWN SQUARE, PA – Luke Lozowicki can remember the excitement of his first varsity football game at Marple Newtown. He was a sophomore, and the Tigers were tasked with facing Academy Park, which had captured the District One Class AAA championship the previous year. “I feel like I was just out here as a...

Training Camp ends with scrimmage at Kennett on 8/20/16

Training Camp ends with scrimmage at Kennett on 8/20/16

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Marple Newtown will conclude preseason camp with a scrimmage against Kennett High School on Saturday (8/20) in Kennett Square, PA. The Tigers have the rest of the weekend to rest as the coaching staff will prepare for their first week of regular season practices that resumes on Monday, August 22nd. Marple Newtown will kick-off their 89th football campaign when...

Tigers name captains for the 2016 football season

Tigers name captains for the 2016 football season

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NEWTOWN SQUARE, PA – The Marple Newtown football program has selected four returning student-athletes as captains for the 2016 season: Carmen Christiana, Luke Lozowicki, Cameron Mathes, Anthony Paoletti. The Tigers start their 89th season on Monday, August 15th when training camp commences for all football players. Marple Newtown will conclude preseason...

Pa Prep Live: Donaghy, Hoff lead Red team to Hero Bowl victory

Pa Prep Live: Donaghy, Hoff lead Red team to Hero Bowl victory

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By Matt Smith, PA Prep Live & Delco Times MARPLE – Haverford High quarterback Jack Donaghy and Marple Newtown receiver Abel Hoff shared their excitement upon learning they would play on the same team at the 40th Delaware County Hero Bowl All-Star Game. One record-setting quarterback throwing to the county’s single-season reception leader. The...

Marple Newtown Football, Tigers Radio Network announces 2016 schedule

Marple Newtown Football, Tigers Radio Network announces 2016 schedule

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As snow currently lays atop the turf surface of Crozer Keystone Stadium, we are 207 days away from the Marple Newtown Tiger’s 89th football campaign. The 2016 edition of the Marple Newtown Tigers will be unleashed on Friday, August 26th at their home opener against Archbishop Carroll High School inside Crozer Keystone Stadium. New Archbishop...

MN Football Boosters Club hosts banquet for 2015 season

MN Football Boosters Club hosts banquet for 2015 season

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BROOMALL, PA – Members of the Marple Newtown Football community enjoyed an evening at Anthony’s at Paxon Hollow to close out the 2015 season on Thursday, January 7th, 2016. Jim Allsman and Steve Reynolds both served as the emcees for the annual event. The banquet was hosted by the MNFB Boosters Club, with each player receiving a team picture and a...

Hoff, Lambritsios & Turner head Tiger’s class of All-Delco selections

Hoff, Lambritsios & Turner head Tiger’s class of All-Delco selections

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Nine members of the Marple Newtown Tiger football program earned All-Delco honors for the 2015 season. 2015 All-Delco Offense: Abel Hoff, WR, 1st Team George Lambritsios, SP, 1st Team Anthony Paoletti, QB, Honorable Mention Marcus Weathers, WR, Honorable Mention 2015 All-Delco Defense: Noah Turner, DL, 2nd Team Luke Lozowicki, DL, Honorable Mention Matt...

6 Tigers Named to All-Central Athletic League (1st & 2nd) Team

6 Tigers Named to All-Central Athletic League (1st & 2nd) Team

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The 2015 All-Central Athletic League team cites six Tiger standouts on the 1st and 2nd teams, including first-teamers Abel Hoff (WR), George Lambritsios (PK), Noah Turner (DL) and Carmen Christiana (DB). In addition, the following Tigers were honorable mention selections for the 2015 season: Pat Carr, Matt McKee, Kyle Kelly, Anthony Paoletti, Noah Turner (TE),...

PA Prep Live: Marple Newtown knocked out after early lead disappears

PA Prep Live: Marple Newtown knocked out after early lead disappears

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By Christopher A. Vito, PA Prep Live / Delco Times UPPER MORELAND – A cheer went up when the flag came out. Initially, the players and coaches on Marple Newtown’s sideline expected an infraction against Upper Moreland. “Then I see them (signal) that it’s on us,” said Chris Gicking, Marple Newtown’s coach. A pass interference call kept the...

Inquirer HS Sports: Gicking, Marple Newtown look to extend banner season

Inquirer HS Sports: Gicking, Marple Newtown look to extend banner season

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Rick O’Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer Chris Gicking was a record-setting quarterback at Marple Newtown, throwing for 5,897 yards and 53 touchdowns from 1993 to 1995. After going to Villanova on a scholarship, the Broomall native transferred to Shippensburg and passed for 6,325 yards and 65 touchdowns in three seasons. That was followed by a brief stint in...

PA Prep Live: Turnovers cost Pottsgrove in 20-7 loss to Marple Newtown

PA Prep Live: Turnovers cost Pottsgrove in 20-7 loss to Marple Newtown

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By Tom Nash, PA Prep Live, The Mercury LOWER POTTSGROVE – This one was about more than just football. Hours after the passing of his father, running back Jack Fallows and his Marple Newtown teammates knew there was only one thing they could do. “We’ve talked all season about team, community, Tiger pride,” said Marple Newtown head coach Chris...

MN Clinches District One Class AAA Playoff Birth

MN Clinches District One Class AAA Playoff Birth

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By Dave DiPasqua, Tigers Radio Network NEWTOWN SQUARE – Marple Newtown’s historic season continues, returning to the District One Class AAA playoffs for the first time since 2011. The Tigers (8-2, 6-2) are hungry for their first playoff win in school history, traveling to Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania for a matchup with the Pottsgrove Falcons. In head coach...

PA Prep Live: Weathers does what’s needed to help Marple Newtown succeed

PA Prep Live: Weathers does what’s needed to help Marple Newtown succeed

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By Chris Vito, PA Prep Live / Delco Times MARPLE – This time a year ago, Marcus Weathers would have wagered that his view on senior night would have been from under center. Instead, he enjoyed the last home game of his high school career as one of Marple Newtown’s star receivers. It’s been a strange senior season for Weathers, if only because of his...

PA Prep Live: Marple Newtown goes to ground game to run past Penncrest

PA Prep Live: Marple Newtown goes to ground game to run past Penncrest

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By Matt DeGeorge, PA Prep Live / Delco Times MIDDLETOWN – For all the spread principles of Chris Gicking’s offense, the Marple Newtown coach won’t pretend that the seven carries his team tallied in last week’s loss to Garnet Valley was sufficient. So Friday’s priority was simple: Establish the run, early, often, by any means necessary. The...

PA Prep Live: Garnet Valley goes to the ground game to pound out victory

PA Prep Live: Garnet Valley goes to the ground game to pound out victory

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By Chuck Smith, PA Prep Live / Delco Times CONCORD – It was not all that long ago that Garnet Valley was considered the new kid on the block fighting to be recognized as one of Delco’s elite football programs. While the Jaguars were successful in cementing their position as a local power, Garnet Valley is now in the position of having to fend off other...

PA Prep Live: Conestoga defense hands Marple Newtown first loss

PA Prep Live: Conestoga defense hands Marple Newtown first loss

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By Matthew De George, PA Prep Live / Delco Times NEWTOWN SQUARE – A week ago against Upper Darby, Conestoga was the team forced into a halftime readjustment, the side that came roaring out of the break looking completely different from the one that trudged into the locker room. Friday, the shoe was on the other foot, as the feet of Marple Newtown running...

PA Prep Live: Turner a Tiger in Marple Newtown’s win

PA Prep Live: Turner a Tiger in Marple Newtown’s win

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By Matt Smith, PA Prep Live / Delco Times SPRINGFIELD – Marple Newtown defensive end Noah Turner played with controlled aggression Friday night. He was constantly getting to the backfield, disrupting Springfield’s ability to move forward with the ball. He was a monster. Then again, it’s the type of performance MN coach Chris Gicking has come to expect...

PA Prep Live: Marple Newtown on historic roll after victory

PA Prep Live: Marple Newtown on historic roll after victory

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By Matt Smith, PA Prep Live NEWTOWN SQUARE – For the first time in 38 years, the Marple Newtown football program is undefeated after five games. Sophomore Anthony Paoletti threw three touchdown passes as the Tigers cruised to a 40-0 victory over Lower Merion Saturday afternoon at Crozer-Keystone Stadium. It’s a historic start for coach Chris Gicking and...

POSTPONED: Lower Merion at MN pushed to Saturday, 10-3-15

POSTPONED: Lower Merion at MN pushed to Saturday, 10-3-15

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NEWTOWN SQUARE – Friday night’s Central Athletic League varsity football game, Lower Merion at Marple Newtown, has been postponed to Saturday, October 3rd, 2015 due to current weather conditions. Kick off will be 4 PM on Saturday afternoon in Crozer-Keystone Stadium on the campus of Marple Newtown High School. If you are unable to attend due to...

PA Prep Live: Trainor’s loss inspires another gain for Marple Newtown

PA Prep Live: Trainor’s loss inspires another gain for Marple Newtown

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By Matt Smith, PA Prep Live NEWTOWN SQUARE – Marple Newtown didn’t have one of its captains on the field for Thursday night’s Central League showdown with Radnor. In a battle of unbeatens, senior two-way lineman Matt Trainor was forced to watch from the sideline as his boys chased after their fourth consecutive victory to start. “We had to come...

Trainor, Marple Newtown defense take control

Trainor, Marple Newtown defense take control

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By Ed Levin, PA Prep Live September 19, 2015 LOWER MERION, PA – All week long the key word the Marple Newtown coaching staff used was containment — referring to keeping Harriton quarterback Patrick Stewart in the pocket and not let him get free. Knowing the havoc Stewart created last year with the Rams tallying 35 points, senior defensive lineman Matt...

Audio Archive of MN at Harriton on Friday, 9-18-15

Audio Archive of MN at Harriton on Friday, 9-18-15

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Dave DiPasqua, Steve Reynolds, Eric Dipentima and Jim Allsman of the Tigers Radio Network provide complete coverage of the Harriton Rams vs. the Marple Newtown Tigers on Friday, September 18th, 2015, from the campus of Harriton High School in Rosemont, PA. 1st Qtr: 15:32 2nd Qtr: 49:42 3rd Qtr: 1:36:22 4th Qtr: 2:18:52 The Tigers Radio Network is presented by...

PA Prep Live: Defense has just enough left for Marple Newtown

PA Prep Live: Defense has just enough left for Marple Newtown

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By Matt DeGeorge, PAPrepLive.com September 12, 2015 NEWTOWN SQUARE – The call went up on the Marple Newtown sidelines for “any fresh bodies,” midway through the fourth quarter. The answer resounded from enough individuals to keep their slim lead intact. Up against it the entire second half, the Tigers’ defense did just enough to hold off Penn Wood...

Audio Archive of Penn Wood at MN on Friday, 9-11-15

Audio Archive of Penn Wood at MN on Friday, 9-11-15

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Dave DiPasqua, Steve Reynolds, Eric Dipentima and Jim Allsman of the Tigers Radio Network provide complete coverage of the Penn Wood Patriots vs. the Marple Newtown Tigers on Friday, September 11th, 2015, from the campus of Marple Newtown High School in Springfield, PA. 1st Qtr: 26:30 2nd Qtr: 56:36 3rd Qtr: 1:38:40 4th Qtr: 2:12:52 The Tigers Radio Network is...

Matt Smith: Marple Newtown’s Shelly battles all the way back from cancer

Matt Smith: Marple Newtown’s Shelly battles all the way back from cancer

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By Matt Smith, Delaware County Daily Times Sunday, September 6, 2015 MARPLE – Nearly one year had passed since Michael Shelly was honored at Marple Newtown High’s Harry R. Harvey Field. The Tigers were hosting Harriton in a Central League contest Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. At the time, the freshman Shelly wanted nothing more than to be in uniform,...

PA Prep Live: Weathers is Marple Newtown’s secret weapon

PA Prep Live: Weathers is Marple Newtown’s secret weapon

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By Matt Smith, PAPrepLive.com September 4, 2015 MARPLE – Marple Newtown’s Abel Hoff ran a skinny post across the middle of the field and caught a perfect pass from Bobby Siderio in the second quarter of the Tigers’ season-opening, 34-7 victory over Cardinal O’Hara Friday night. Oh … and it happened to be Siderio’s first passing attempt at the...

Audio Archive of MN at Cardinal O’Hara on Friday, 9-4-15

Audio Archive of MN at Cardinal O’Hara on Friday, 9-4-15

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Dave DiPasqua, Steve Reynolds, Eric Dipentima and Jim Allsman of the Tigers Radio Network provide complete coverage of the Cardinal O’Hara Lions vs. the Marple Newtown Tigers on Friday, September 4th, 2015, from the campus of Cardinal O’Hara High School in Springfield, PA. 2nd Qtr: 48:09 3rd Qtr: 1:21:49 4th Qtr: 1:57:11 The Tigers Radio Network is...