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Sapnas & Hoff head Tiger’s class of All-Delco selections

Sapnas & Hoff head Tiger’s class of All-Delco selections

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Ten members of the Marple Newtown Tiger football program earned All-Delco honors for the 2014 season. 2014 All-Delco Offense: Adrian Sapnas, RB, 1st Team Abel Hoff, WR, 1st Team Marcus Weathers, QB, Honorable Mention Kyle Kelly, OL, Honorable Mention Luke Lozowicki, OL, Honorable Mention George Lambritsios, AP/SP, Honorable Mention 2014 All-Delco Defense: Vince...

Nine Tigers Named to All-Central Athletic League Team

Nine Tigers Named to All-Central Athletic League Team

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The 2014 All-Central Athletic League team cites nine Tiger standouts, including first-teamers Adrian Sapnas (RB) and George Lambritsios (SP). 1st Team All-Central Adrian Sapnas (Senior, RB) had one of the best seasons of any player that has ever donned the Tigers uniform. Sapnas was Marple Newtown’s most lethal weapon and his numbers demonstrate...

Delco Times: Marple Newtown rolls on a record-setting night

Delco Times: Marple Newtown rolls on a record-setting night

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By Todd Orodenker Delco Times & GameTimePA.Com NEWTOWN SQUARE, PA — Before the season, Adrian Sapnas would go around telling people that he was going to rush for 2,000 yards. Their response was simple. “‘Sap, shut up,'” he recalled hearing. “Nobody believed.” Well, they must now. The Marple Newtown standout running back...

Delco Times: Penncrest throws knockout punch at Marple Newtown

Delco Times: Penncrest throws knockout punch at Marple Newtown

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By Todd Orodenker Delco Times & GameTimePA.com NEWTOWN SQUARE, PA — To the naked eye, Marple Newtown and Penncrest were in opposite situations. The Tigers entered with a terrific chance to make the playoffs. The Lions entered playing for pride. The 37-21 result was expected. The team on top wasn’t. Yes, Penncrest’s domination of Marple Newtown...

Delco Times: Springfield stops MN to stay unbeaten

Delco Times: Springfield stops MN to stay unbeaten

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By Christopher A. Vito Delco Times & GameTimePA.com NEWTOWN SQUARE, PA — The Central League’s top team has earned the respect of Delaware County’s top running back. Springfield clinched at least a share of the league crown with a definitive 28-7 victory over Marple Newtown, during which coach Chris Britton’s defense shut down dynamic...

Delco Times: Kim does it all to spark Haverford in win

Delco Times: Kim does it all to spark Haverford in win

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By Terry Toohey Delco Times & GameTimePA.com NEWTOWN SQUARE – No one has to tell any member of the Haverford High football team the situation. The Fords know the score. Win out and the Fords could grab at least a share of the Central League title and, almost certainly, earn a spot in the District One Class AAAA playoffs. Easier said than done. To do...

Delco Times: Conestoga snaps two-game losing skid with win over Marple Newtown

Delco Times: Conestoga snaps two-game losing skid with win over Marple Newtown

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By Andy Edwards GameTimePA.com TREDYFFRIN — Chris Gicking knows better than anyone how dangerous Conestoga’s offense can be. After all, Marple Newtown’s first-year head coach spent the last seven years as the Pioneers’ offensive coordinator. On Friday, Gicking watched Conestoga put everything together like so many nights before — only...

Delco Times: Sapnas carries Marple Newtown to victory

Delco Times: Sapnas carries Marple Newtown to victory

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By Matt Smith Delco Times RADNOR — By the sound of it, Marple Newtown couldn’t afford another loss. Boasting a winning record through five games, the Tigers knew they had a tough task in store when they hit the road to face Radnor Thursday night. Abel Hoff and Adrian Sapnas, MN’s dynamic offensive duo, felt the pressure. Radnor came out firing and...

Delco Times: Sapnas, Marple runs all over Lower Merion

Delco Times: Sapnas, Marple runs all over Lower Merion

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By HARRY CHAYKUN Delco Times NEWTOWN SQUARE — Marple Newtown hosted the community’s youth football players as the Tigers took on Lower Merion in a Central League contest at Harry Harvey Field Friday night. It wasn’t that long ago that one of the young players wandering around the stadium on a similar night was Adrian Sapnas.”I played for the...

Delco Times: Ridley shuts down Marple Newtown

Delco Times: Ridley shuts down Marple Newtown

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By TODD ORODENKER GameTimePA.com RIDLEY TWP. — Ridley’s defense cared little that it was facing Southeastern Pennsylvania’s leading rusher. It cared little that it was winless in Central League play and that Marple Newtown was undefeated. Friday night in their home opener, the Green Raiders put on a clinic. They dominated the Tigers to the tune of...

Delco Times: Marple offense helps win one for Shelly

Delco Times: Marple offense helps win one for Shelly

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By DILLON FRIDAY GameTimePA.com NEWTOWN SQUARE — Michael Shelly slowly made his way down the ramp leading into Harry R. Harvey field at Marple Newtown Friday night. His father followed him, pushing a wheelchair behind. As soon as the younger Shelly emerged on the track surrounding the turf, the Marple student section, packed some 30 minutes prior to kickoff,...

Delco Times: Sapnas comes up big for Marple Newtown

Delco Times: Sapnas comes up big for Marple Newtown

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By Matt Smith Delco Times & DelcoFootball.com NETHER PROVIDENCE — Adrian Sapnas was drenched in sweat and out of gas as Marple Newtown walked to the locker room at halftime Friday night at Strath Haven’s George L. King Field. Sapnas had the look of someone who needed to volunteer for the ALS ice bucket challenge. On a sticky, humid night, it was easy...

Delco Times: Dembry gets Academy Park off and running

Delco Times: Dembry gets Academy Park off and running

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By Dillon Friday (Special to The Times) SHARON HILL — Considering Jeremy Dembry’s second-half performance against Marple Newtown Friday night, it’s hard to believe the Academy Park junior entered the game week as his team’s third choice at running back. But starter Jermaine Wesley picked up a hip pointer and backup Deandray Covert struggled...

Delco Times: Tigers are playing with something to prove

Delco Times: Tigers are playing with something to prove

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Delco Times: Tigers are playing with something to prove by Matt Smith (Delaware County Times & DelcoFootball.com) NEWTOWN SQUARE — Adrian Sapnas was a revelation at Marple Newtown last autumn. Then a junior, Sapnas earned a role in the starting backfield in the middle of the season and never looked back, racking up an impressive 769 yards and seven...

Tigers poised to open their 87th season at Academy Park

Tigers poised to open their 87th season at Academy Park

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In 24 hours, the Marple Newtown Tigers will kick-off their 87th football campaign against the 2013 District One (AAA) Champion Knights of Academy Park High School. This game will start at 7 PM and will not be broadcasted on the Tigers Radio Network. However, you can follow all of the action from Sharon Hill, PA via the team’s Twitter account,...

Week 1 of Training Camp ends with scrimmage at Kennett HS

Week 1 of Training Camp ends with scrimmage at Kennett HS

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Marple Newtown concluded its first week of preseason camp with a scrimmage against Kennett High School on Saturday (8/16) in Kennett Square, PA. The Tigers have the rest of the weekend to rest as the coaching staff will prepare for week 2 of camp that resumes on Monday, August 18th. Marple Newtown will host Archbishop Carroll in their second and final scrimmage...

Season Outlook: Marple Newtown starts new era with Gicking

Season Outlook: Marple Newtown starts new era with Gicking

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Season Outlook: Marple Newtown starts new era with Gicking by Matt Smith (Delaware County Times & DelcoFootball.com) Coach: Chris Gicking (first year) 2013 Record: 3-7 (3-6 Central League) 2013 In Two Sentences: After a two-overtime win over Strath Haven in Week 2, the Tigers dropped their next three Central League decisions and never recovered. The Tigers...

Mini-Camp Gallery

Mini-Camp Gallery

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Enjoy some photos of the Tiger’s mini-camp held at Marple Newtown High School from June 2nd through June 6th, 2014. > View as slideshow ...

Tigers Open Mini-Camp

Tigers Open Mini-Camp

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NEWTOWN SQUARE, PA – The Tigers started mini-camp this afternoon at Harry Harvey Stadium on the campus of Marple Newtown High School. Today marked their first of a five day mini-camp under the new head football coach, Chris Gicking. Next week, on June 10th, the Tigers will participate in their first of five 7-on-7 passing scrimmages in the month of June...

2014 Lebanon Valley College Football Team Camp

2014 Lebanon Valley College Football Team Camp

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Members of the Marple Newtown Football team will attend the 2014 Lebanon Valley College Football Team Camp at Lebanon Valley College in Annville, PA. Students are invited to register for the camp that will be held from Sunday, July 13th through Wednesday, July 16th, 2014. 2014 Camp Registration Form This camp is open to all members of the Marple Newtown...

Team Pratice at Marple Sports Arena on 3-30-14 from 4-5 PM

Team Pratice at Marple Sports Arena on 3-30-14 from 4-5 PM

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ATTENTION MN FOOTBALL PLAYERS: The team will meet TODAY at Marple Sports Arena from 4 PM to 5 PM. Be on time and ready to go. TIGER PRIDE!!! Posted on behalf of Coach Gicking

Chris Gicking Named Head Football Coach at Marple Newtown

Chris Gicking Named Head Football Coach at Marple Newtown

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NEWTOWN SQUARE, PA – The Marple Newtown Board of School Directors has announced that Chris Gicking has been named the 11th head football coach in the program’s 87 year history. By a 7-0 vote Tuesday night, the Marple Newtown School District board of directors approved Gicking’s hiring for the 2014 football season. A Broomall native, Gicking joins the...

Full list of Award Winners from 2013 Season Banquet

Full list of Award Winners from 2013 Season Banquet

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The Marple Newtown Football Boosters Club Banquet was held on Sunday, January 26 at Edgemont Country Club. Former Tiger Matt Moccia was the guest speaker at the banquet. Moccia’s 2,900 career rushing yards top the Marple Newtown leader board. Below is the complete list of the 2013 season award recipients: The Pete Massaro Most Valuable Player Award...

MN Football Players Continue Training During Offseason

MN Football Players Continue Training During Offseason

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NEWTOWN SQUARE, PA – Strength and conditioning for football players at Marple Newtown is in full-swing as the players wait for a new head football coach to be named by school district officials. The goal is to enhance each player’s success, and in turn the team’s success. Lean muscle mass helps athletes avoid injury and heal more quickly if an...

Marple Newtown Football, Tigers Radio Network announces 2014 schedule

Marple Newtown Football, Tigers Radio Network announces 2014 schedule

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As snow still blankets every inch of Harry Harvey Stadium, we are 187 days away from the Marple Newtown Tigers 87th football campaign. The 2014 edition of the Marple Newtown Tigers will be unleashed on the Friday before Labor Day (August 29) on the road against Academy Park. The Knights are coming off a District One Class AAA championship and will once again be...

Ray Gionta named head coach at Sun Valley

Ray Gionta named head coach at Sun Valley

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NEWTOWN SQUARE, PA – After 11 years at the helm of the Marple Newtown Tigers football program, Ray Gionta will not be returning to the sidelines of Harry Harvey Stadium in 2014. Gionta is taking over the head coaching vacancy at Sun Valley High School. Since 2003, Coach Gionta amassed 65 wins (and 55 losses) making him the all-time winningest coach in the...

Seven Tigers receive post-season honors

Seven Tigers receive post-season honors

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Seven members of the Marple Newtown football team have been honored by the All-Delco and All-Central team selections this December. Senior leader Markos Katrakazis received second team All-Central honors and honorable mention All-Delco for his work on the Tigers offensive line. A.J. Cunningham received multiple honors for the Tigers.  Cunningham’s play at...

Perpiglia gets his moment as Marple Newtown rolls

Perpiglia gets his moment as Marple Newtown rolls

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By Matthew Walters, Delaware County Daily Times LOWER MERION — The moment Tom Perpiglia had waited for this season finally came just in time. Marple Newtown’s senior return man said it’s been frustrating waiting to get a good opportunity to run a kick back for a touchdown, especially since most teams squib the ball. He finally got a chance...

Tigers aerial attack not enough against Springfield

Tigers aerial attack not enough against Springfield

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By: David DiPasqua, Jr., Saturday, October 26th, 2013   The Springfield Cougars surged past the Marple Newtown Tigers by a final score of 26-14.  The aerial attack was in full gear, as the Tigers were unsuccessful running the football. Quarterbak Tommy Davis finished 7-17 for 193 yards with a touchdown and an INT.  The senior signal-caller began the game...

Marple battles Ridley but the Green Raiders escape with a 28-21 victory

Marple battles Ridley but the Green Raiders escape with a 28-21 victory

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Published: Wednesday, October 16, 2013 By Dan McCarty, Delaware County News Network   Despite some off and on rounds of heavy rain, the Marple Newtown Tigers’ football team (2-5) managed to persevere through the inclement weather and host the Ridley Green Raiders (4-3) in a Central League game last Friday night. At the outset, history would predict that...

Seniors leave it all on field in home finale

Seniors leave it all on field in home finale

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Photo Gallery Video Highlights Marple Newtown’s senior class battled perennial Central League power Ridley down the final seconds, but fell just short in a 28-21 thriller. Ridley jumped to a 7-0 lead with a return for a touchdown on the opening kickoff.  The Tigers, led by sophomore quarterback Marcus Weathers, responded with a nine play drive to tie the...

Dynamic Duo of Sapnas & Hoff for Tigers

Dynamic Duo of Sapnas & Hoff for Tigers

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By: David DiPasqua, Jr., Saturday, October 5th, 2013 GAME STATS SEASON STATS Marple Newtown pulled out a 14-8 victory against Radnor for their second win of the season.  The Tigers were able to rush the ball effectively the entire night, allowing them to hold onto the win. It was a career type of night for Adrian Sapnas, who rushed 23 times for 189 yards...

Marple Newtown outlasts Radnor

Marple Newtown outlasts Radnor

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Photo Gallery Highlights By Al Thompson, Delaware County Daily Times NEWTOWN SQUARE — The football game between Radnor and Marple Newtown Friday was a thriller that the players on both teams will remember for a long time. The Tigers held on to pull out a 14-8 victory raising their record to 2-4, 2-3 in Central League play. The game was not decided until the...

Hoff Making His Presence Felt

Hoff Making His Presence Felt

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By: David DiPasqua, Tigers Radio Network Profile: #7 Abel Hoff The Marple Newtown Tigers have an array of young talent on their football roster, but one player that has caught the attention of many people is sophomore RB/DB Abel Hoff. Through four games, Hoff has 53 rushes for 245 yards and 2 touchdowns.  He has also been a versatile option out of the backfield...

Tigers topped by Garnet Valley

Tigers topped by Garnet Valley

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Photo Gallery Game Statistics Season Statistics Marple Newtown visited Garnet Valley on Friday night, falling to the host Jaguars 48-13.  Garnet Valley (5-0, 4-0) remains in a first place tie with Penncrest at the top of the Central League standings. The Jags jumped to an early 14-0 lead, but Marple Newtown responded with a first quarter touchdown to cut the...

Tigers celebrate Youth Night against Upper Darby

Tigers celebrate Youth Night against Upper Darby

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Photo Gallery Stats – Game Stats – Season By: David DiPasqua, Jr., Saturday, September 21st, 2013 Marple Newtown was shutout for the first time since last season.  The Tiger offense could not get into any sort of rhythm the entire game, as Upper Darby cruised to a 41-0 victory. Offensively, the Tigers were led by sophomore Abel Hoff and junior...

Harriton Sneaks By Marple Newtown

Harriton Sneaks By Marple Newtown

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By: David DiPasqua, Jr., Friday, September 13th, 2013 Photo Gallery Video Highlights After lightning delayed this game from starting on time, Marple Newtown and Harriton took the field.  The Tigers jumped out to an early lead, but Harriton was able to escape with a 27-19 victory. Marple Newtown grasped momentum when Tom Perpiglia came up with an...

MN falls at Harriton

MN falls at Harriton

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Terry Toohey, Delaware County Daily Times LOWER MERION — If Ray Gionta, Sal Oropollo or any other member of the coaching staff at Marple Newtown has trouble sleeping over the next few days, blame Harriton’s Miron Hayes. The senior running back/defensive back had the kind of game that keeps coaches up at night. Hayes scored three touchdowns, two rushing...

Cunningham a force at linebacker for Marple Newtown

Cunningham a force at linebacker for Marple Newtown

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Matt Smith, Delaware County Daily Times NEWTOWN SQUARE — Take one look at A.J. Cunningham and you might think he is either a shifty running back and shutdown defensive back. At 6-0, 195 pounds coming into the season, Cunningham doesn’t have the size typical of most starting linebackers, but that’s what he is. He’s a pretty good player,...

Farrar makes most of second chance for Marple Newtown

Farrar makes most of second chance for Marple Newtown

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By STEVEN LIENERT, Delaware County Daily Times NEWTOWN SQUARE — After Marple Newtown kicker Julian Farrer missed an extra point with nine seconds left in regulation that would have given the Tigers a one-point win over Strath Haven Friday night, coach Ray Gionta told Farrer he would get another shot. The football team could of hung its collective head; the...

Tigers drop opener to Academy Park

Tigers drop opener to Academy Park

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The reigning Del-Val champions proved to be too much for the host Tigers, as Academy Park defeated Marple Newtown 38-7 in the 2013 opener.  Ross Binder broke a 50-yard touchdown run to get the Tigers on the board for their first score of 2013. Many Tigers saw their first varsity action, including several sophomores expected to play key roles this season.  Abel...

Tigers set sights for opener vs. Academy Park

Tigers set sights for opener vs. Academy Park

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Marple Newtown concluded its preseason camp with a scrimmage against Archbishop Carroll on Saturday at Harry Harvey Field.  The Tigers will now prepare for their 2013 season opener on Friday night against Academy Park. Check out some pictures from the Tigers scrimmages against Kennett and Archbishop Carroll here. MN vs. Carroll, August 24 MN vs. Kennett, August...

After missing the playoffs last year, Marple looks to return to the postseason

After missing the playoffs last year, Marple looks to return to the postseason

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Dan McCarty News of Delaware County The 2013 football season is just about ready to begin. With that, the Marple Newtown Tigers are working hard to gear up for it. While they qualified for the District One Class AAA playoffs in 2009 and 2011, they did not earn a playoff spot last year. Therefore, getting back to the postseason is certainly one of the team’s...

Tigers complete mini-camp

Tigers complete mini-camp

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The Tigers have finished the bulk of their summer workouts, and now look forward to the beginning of training camp on August 12.  Players recently participated in a four-day mini-camp, the final step in a eventful offseason. In addition to the recent mini-camp, the Tigers held a four-day camp at the beginning of June.  From there, the team attended an...

Tigers prep meals for less fortunate

Members of the MNHS Football team and coaching staff visited Bryn Mawr Presybeterian Church on Saturday, June 8 to make dinner casseroles for the needy.  This is the fifth year that the Tigers have volunteered to perform this community service. Under the direction of Cathy Whiteside, the boys put together 125 dinners,  These dinners will feed 200 hungry and...

Marple Newtown welcomes additions to coaching staff

A few new faces will be on the sidelines for Marple Newtown in 2013.  Sal Oropollo, Isaac Jones, Steve Reynolds and Nate Oropollo will help tutor the new crop of Tigers this season. Sal Oropollo will lead the Tigers defensive unit as the Defensive Coordinator.  The veteran coach is best-known for his days as the Head Coach at Academy Park, where he tutored...

Power honored by National Football Foundation

Power honored by National Football Foundation

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Corey Power was presented with the Scholar-Athlete Award from the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame.  This award was presented at  the annual banquet at Villanova University on May 8th. The National Football Foundation presented awards to the top 38 football scholar-athletes from the Philadelphia area.   The award is for...

Marple Newtown Football, Tigers Radio Network announces 2013 schedule

Marple Newtown Football, Tigers Radio Network announces 2013 schedule

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The 2013 edition of the Marple Newtown Tigers will be unleashed on the Friday before Labor Day (August 30) at home against Academy Park. The Knights are coming off back-to-back AAA Playoffs apperances and will be serious contenders for a district and Del-Val championship. Academy Park, under the direction of Jason Vosheski, is located in Sharon Hill. The...

Tigers to attend Herman Football Camp in June

Members of the Marple Newtown Football team will once again attend the Herman Football Camp at East Stroudsburg in June.  Students are invited to register for the camp that will be held from Thursday June 27th  to  Saturday June 29th . This optional camp is open to all members of the Marple Newtown football team (entering grades 10 thru 12).  The cost is...

Tigers take the court for Basketball Night

Marple Newtown football players took to the court on Tuesday for the annual Basketball Night.  Five teams of six competed in a round-robin tournament, followed by the semifinals and championship game. Members of the winning team included Mike White, Anthony Patrone, LarryO’Connor, Ryan Schneider and Brett Mellman.  Coaches were on-hand to help officiate...

Four Tigers to represent Central League in Hero Bowl

Four Tigers to represent Central League in Hero Bowl

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Marple Newtown will once again be well represented in Delaware County’s football all-star game, the Hero Bowl.   Ed Graham (OG), Craig Hamilton (TE), Corey Power (DE) and Joe Vegso (S) will play for the West Squad.  They’ll be joined by fellow Central League and Inter-Ac stars and will be coached by Matt Barr of Harriton. The game will be played on...

Penn Powered

Penn Powered

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Marple Newtown senior Corey Power signed a letter of commitment to the University of Pennsylvania on February 6, National Signing Day.  The Tiger offensive and defensive lineman will head to University City in the fall, to join Al Bagnoli’s Quaker squad. Penn has fielded a football team since 1876, and has called historic Franklin Field home since 1895....

Tigers celebrate 2012 season

Tigers celebrate 2012 season

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The Marple Newtown Football Boosters hosted the annual year-end banquet on Sunday at Rolling Green Golf Club.  All members of the 2012 Tiger football team were honored, including the presentation of several awards. Former Tiger and Penn State Nittany Lion, Pete Massaro, was on-hand to present the MVP Award.  The award will now be known as the “Pete...

Six Tigers named to All-Delco teams

Six members of the Marple Newtown Tiger football program earned All-Delco honors for the 2012 season. Anthony Rosanio earned Honorable Mention as a running back.  The Tigers lone offensive representative saw time at halfback and fullback during his senior campaign. Corey Power earned second team honors on the defensive line.  Linemate Craig Hamilton earned...

Power & Hamilton head Tigers class of All-Central selections

Corey Power and Craig Hamilton both earned second team All-Central honors for their efforts in 2012.  Power, who was named AC Offensive & Defense, anchored the Tigers on both sides of the ball.  The senior did it all for Marple Newtown, including serving as the punter in the season ending win over Penncrest. Craig Hamilton was named second team as a Tight...

Marple football claims victory over Penncrest in final regular season game

Marple football claims victory over Penncrest in final regular season game

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By Dan McCarty, News of Delaware County With the help of running backs Anthony Rosanio (two touchdowns), Austin DiFabio (two touchdowns) and Ross Binder (60 yards), the Marple Newtown Tigers’ football team was able to move the ball well and ultimately register a 33-21 victory over the Penncrest Lions in the season finale Friday night at home. “We did a nice...

Marple Newtown vets go out on winning note

Marple Newtown vets go out on winning note

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Published: Saturday, November 10, 2012 By STEVE LIENERT Special to the Delaware County Daily Times NEWTOWN SQUARE — Marple Newtown senior running backs Anthony Rosiano and Austin DiFabio made sure to make the last high school football game of their careers very memorable. Rosiano ran for 149 yards and two touchdowns, and DiFabio added 122 yards and a...

Tigers end season with 33-21 win

Tigers end season with 33-21 win

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The Marple Newtown senior class ended their high school careers in style, besting Penncrest 33-21 at Harry Harvey Field on Friday night.  The Tigers finished the season with a 5-6 record overall and a 5-5 record in Central League play. The Tigers got on the board first, as Ross Binder scored from nine yards out to give the home team a 6-0 lead.  Later in the...

Back-and-forth battle goes to Springfield

Back-and-forth battle goes to Springfield

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Another Friday, another exciting game for Marple Newtown.  After winning back-to-back nail-biters against Upper Darby and Radnor, the Tigers fell on Friday night, eight yards and a two-point conversion tie of pushing playoff-bound Springfield into overtime. Springfield led 28-20 with just over two minutes left, but the Tigers put together a drive that died...

Marple Newtown holds on as Radnor’s two-point bid fails

Marple Newtown holds on as Radnor’s two-point bid fails

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Published: Saturday, October 27, 2012 – Delaware County Daily Times By JAKE KAPLAN, Special to the Times RADNOR — The conventional move might be to take the extra point and rely on your defense to force overtime. But Radnor coach Tom Ryan had a team seeking its first win in way too long and 11 seniors playing their final home game. So with Radnor trailing by...

Marple Newtown’s leaders have kept it together

By MATT SMITH msmith@delcotimes.com, @DTMattSmith NEWTOWN SQUARE — Marple Newtown’s trio of captains has experienced many highlights and lowlights over the course of four years with the program. Last season, Joe Vegso, Corey Power and Craig Hamilton were juniors on a Tigers team that qualified for the District One Class AAA postseason. This year, the...

Austin DiFabio makes first score count for Marple Newtown against Upper Darby

Austin DiFabio makes first score count for Marple Newtown against Upper Darby

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Published: Saturday, October 20, 2012 – Delaware County Daily Times By DENNIS DEITCH ddeitch@delcotimes.com, @DennisDeitch UPPER DARBY — Austin DiFabio had plenty of success in the junior varsity backfield a season ago, enough to get him quality time in Marple Newtown’s backfield this season. However, through the first seven games and 47 minutes,...

DiFabio & Defense lead the way in Tigers win

DiFabio & Defense lead the way in Tigers win

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Coach Gionta challenged his seniors to make plays and leave their mark on the 2012 season.  Gionta asked his seniors “What is going to be your moment?” just minutes prior to kickoff, and 47  game minutes later, Austin DiFabio answered with a three-yard touchdown run. Trailing 3-0 since the first quarter, the Tigers and DiFabio scored from 3 yards...

GV too much for Tigers

GV too much for Tigers

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Marple Newtown battled for 48 minutes, but the visiting Jaguars were too much, as Garnet Valley won 40-6 on Friday night. Anthony Rosanio ran hard all night and added the lone score for the Tigers on a 43-yard touchdown run in the second half.  Rosanio finished the night with 101 yards on 10 carries.  Quarterback Tommy Davis was 5-for-12 for 57 yards on the...

Graham & Pezzotti named positional MVPs

Graham & Pezzotti named positional MVPs

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Offensive lineman Ed Graham and Kicker Nick Pezzotti earned positional Most Valuable Player honors for the Central League after the Tigers 45-27 victory over Harriton. Graham helped anchor an offensive unit that posted a season-high 45 points, while Nick Pezzotti added 9 points (6 PATs & 1 FG) in the win. Honorable mention honors went to Anthony Rosanio...

Marple line answers challenge against Harriton

Marple line answers challenge against Harriton

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By JACK McCAFFERY jmccaffery@delcotimes.com @JackMcCaffery NEWTOWN SQUARE — The more Ray Gionta counted, re-counted and counted again the many ways the Harriton High offense could strike, the more the Marple Newtown football coach could draw only one solution. That’s when he brought his offensive line together. “He challenged us,” senior Eddie Graham...

Tigers outlast Rams in high-scoring victory

Tigers outlast Rams in high-scoring victory

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Marple Newtown (2-4) jumped to a 14-0 lead on Friday night over Harriton, but both sides knew the game was far from over.  Harriton, which has been at the top of the Central League in points per game, battled back, but the Tigers responded each time to earn their second victory of the season, 45-27. Quarterback Tommy Davis found the end zone three times and...

Binder intercepts weekly honor

Ross Binder earned Central League defensive back of the week honors after intercepting two passes against Haverford on Friday.  Binder also had six tackles (4 solo, 2 assisted). Zach Falcone (defensive line) and Joe Vegso (wide receiver) earned honorable mention for their efforts.  Vegso hauled in three passes for 111 yards and a touchdown, while Falcone...

Second-half surge enough to beat Tigers

Second-half surge enough to beat Tigers

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Marple Newtown took a 7-6 lead into halftime against Haverford on Friday night, but the Fords scored three times in the second half to earn the 28-14 victory. Trailing 6-0 late in the second half, the Tigers two-minute offense found the end zone to give the Orange & Black a 7-6 lead.  Quarterback Tommy Davis found Joe Vegso for a 40-yard touchdown pass, and...

Conestoga too much for Tigers

Marple Newtown held the powerful Conestoga offense to three scores, but that was all the Pioneers needed, besting the host Tigers 21-0.  Conestoga led 14-0 at halftime and late into the fourth quarter before adding a final touchdown to seal the victory. Quarterback Tommy Davis completed four passes for 54 yards, Mike White had 11 carries for 56 yards, and...

Tigers tripped up by Strath Haven

Tigers tripped up by Strath Haven

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Marple Newtown battled for 48 minutes, but Strath Haven was ultimately too much, topping the Tigers 21-7 on Friday night.  The Tigers struck first on a 37-yard touchdown run by Anthony Rosanio, but Strath Haven scored 21 unanswered points for the win. Rosanio’s scamper put the Tigers up 7-0, but Strath Haven scored twice to take a 14-7 lead into the half....

Pezotti carries kicks from football to futbol

  Delaware County Daily Times, September 9 One day after converting six extra-point attempts for the Marple Newtown football team, Nick Pezzotti was making headway on the soccer pitch. Pezzotti recorded two goals as the Tigers claimed a 3-2 decision over Delco Christian in non-league boys soccer action. Punter Josh Gotlib had a save and earned the victory...

Tigers top Lower Merion in Gionta’s record-setting day

Tigers top Lower Merion in Gionta’s record-setting day

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By AL THOMPSON Special to the Times NEWTOWN SQUARE — Marple Newtown coach Ray Gionta and his assistants told their players to enjoy their 42-7 win Friday over Lower Merion. The coach said to his players to take it easy for the rest of the weekend and that it was back to work for practice Monday. Gionta would not, however, allow himself the same indulgence,...

Marple Newtown runs away with win in home opener

Marple Newtown runs away with win in home opener

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The Marple Newtown Tigers returned to Harry R. Harvey Field in style on Friday night, beating Lower Merion 42-7. The Tigers struck first, as Mike White hauled in a Tommy Davis pass for a 24 yard touchdown.  Lower Merion answered to tie the game at 7-7, but MN scored the final 35 points of the game to seal the 42-7 win. White scored five times, once through the...

Tigers open home slate against Lower Merion

Marple Newtown will open the home portion of the 2012 season with a Friday night kickoff against Lower Merion (7P, Harry Harvey Field). The game will be the first Central League contest of the season for both the Tigers (0-1, 0-0) and Aces (0-1, 0-0).

Tigers bested by AP in opener

Marple Newtown opened the 2012 season at Knight Park in Sharon Hill, falling 29-20 to Del-Val favorite Academy Park.  The Tigers jumped to a 14-0 lead, but Academy Park battled back to take a 16-14 lead in the second quarter. The Tigers offense managed to score with 54 seconds left in the half to take a 20-16 lead into the locker room.  Academy Park scored...

Lanier’s up-and-down night ends in Academy Park win

Published: Saturday, September 01, 2012 By MATTHEW DE GEORGE mdegeorge@delcotimes.com, @sportsdoctormd   SHARON HILL — Jerry Lanier’s night had all the makings of a disaster Friday. There was a fumble that was scooped up and returned for a touchdown … to put his team down two scores … in his first varsity start. It could’ve gone...

MN visits Academy Park in 2012 opener

The Marple Newtown Tigers will travel to Sharon Hill on Friday night, to take on the Knights of Academy Park.  Kickoff is scheduled for 7P. From the Delaware County Daily Times: In 2011 the Knights enjoyed their best season in school history, winning eight games, including their first district title contest. The Tigers struggled down the stretch after a 6-1...

Tigers’ two-QB system could garner epic year

By CHRISTOPHER A. VITO cvito@delcotimes.com @ChrisVito NEWTOWN SQUARE — As the third day of camp at Marple Newtown rolled on, a thunder clap roared in the distance. A downpour followed, with 20 minutes of rainfall drenching Harry Harvey Field. The players at Marple Newtown were gathered at the 20-yard line in a semicircle, jumping over pools of gathering water...

Tigers end camp with home scrimmage

The 2012 preseason camp is officially over, following the Tigers scrimmage against Episcopal Academy.  Area teams were fortunate to find reasonable temperatures, little rain and amiable training conditions during camp. The Tigers and Churchmen both moved the ball at times, and both flexed their defensive mettle at others.  Marple Newtown now turns its focus...

Marple Newtown football looks to return to the postseason

Published: Friday, August 24, 2012 By Dan McCarty CORRESPONDENT, Delaware County News Network The 2012 football season is just about ready to begin. With that, the Marple Newtown Tigers are gearing up for what will hopefully be another successful year. Ray Gionta returns as head coach at Marple Newtown. Assisting him are Lou D’Alonzo, Bill Fulton, Tom...

Tigers visit Kennett for scrimmage

The Tigers took a break from hitting each other, and traveled to Kennett High School on Saturday to take on an opponent in a different color jersey. The Tigers offense had success moving the ball, and the defense performed well during the first exhibition of the fall season. The Tigers will return to camp on Monday, and will scrimmage Episcopal on Saturday,...

Marple Newtown announces 2012 schedule

The 2012 edition of the Marple Newtown Fighting Tigers will be unleashed on the Friday before Labor Day (August 31) at Knight Field against Academy Park.  The Knights are coming off back-to-back AAA Playoffs apperances and will be serious contenders for a district and Del-Val championship.   Academy Park, under the direction of Jason Vosheski, is located in...

Earning their stripes: 5 Tigers named to All-Academic Team

By MarpleNewtownFootball.com February 20, 2012 Marple Newtown is represented by five football players on the 2011 Pennsylvania Football News All-Academic Teams. Gold team selections include senior Sean Ridinger and junior Corey Power. Sean played offensive guard and linebacker and is making an appearance on the All-Academic team for a second time. He was...

Five seniors to represent MN in Hero Bowl

By MarpleNewtownFootball.com February 12, 2012 Five Marple Newtown seniors will represent the Tigers at the Delaware County Hero Bowl on Thursday, May 31 at Widener University. Cimirrow Moat (RB), Joey Pham (WR) and Connor Breslin (OL) will help set the tone offensively for the West squad, while Chris Kurkian (DL) will hold down the West...

Booster Club celebrates 2011 season

The Tigers celebrated the 2011 football season with the annual Booster Club banquet on Sunday.  Each player in the Tiger program was recognized for their efforts, with awards given to several Tigers.  The “Voice of the Tigers”, Jim Allsman, served as emcee for the event. Head Coach Ray Gionta provided a review of the 2011 season, praising the...

Marple Newtown School Officials Recognize Tigers Football Player and Coach

By Jennifer Kim, Patch.com January 27, 2012 NEWTOWN SQUARE–At a Marple Newtown School Board meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 24, school board members publicly recognized Marple Newtown High School’s star football player Cimirrow Moat, the team’s speedy running back. The recognition follows a list of honors the high school senior has recently...

Moat named to All-Inquirer team

By MarpleNewtownFootball.com December 26, 2011 The awards continue for Tigers back Cimirrow Moat.  The senior back was named to the Philadelphia Inquirer’s All-Southeastern PA’s third team offense by Rick O’Brien. Moat rushed for over 1,500 yards and 22 touchdowns, averaging 7.8 yards per rush.  Cimirrow set the single game record for...

Moat receives Mini Maxwell Award

By MarpleNewtownFootball.com December 20, 2011 Maxwell Football Club President, Ron Jaworski, announced the 2011 Mini Max High School Award winners for the state of Pennsylvania. The sixty players selected are from schools located in Districts 1,3,11 and 12 in the eastern half of the state. Players were nominated by their coaches throughout the 2011 season and...

Moat the main man for Marple Newtown

By Matthew DeGeorge, Delaware County Daily Times December 07, 2011 In addition to Player of the Year Justin Pyle, the rest of the All-Delco offense includes: Cimirrow Moat, Marple Newtown: The Tigers feature back shredded opposing defenses this season to the tune of 1,545 yards and 22 touchdowns in leading his team to the District One playoffs for the first...

Ten Tigers receive year-end recognition

By MarpleNewtownFootball.com December 07, 2011 Ten Tigers were recognized by the Central League coaches for their outstanding efforts on  the field in 2011. Connor Breslin and Cimirrow Moat earned first team All-Central honors.  Breslin helped anchor a Tiger offensive line that helped produce 26.8 points per game and was tabbed as honorable mention on...

Tigers win Sportsmanship Award

By MarpleNewtownFootball.com December 01, 2011 The Suburban Football Officials Association once again named Marple Newtown as the receipient of the annual Don Hoffmann Sportsmanship Award for the Central League.  The honor marks the fifth time in Coach Ray Gionta’s nine-year tenure that the program has been cited for exemplary sportsmanship and fair...

Tigers well-represented at All-Delco banquet

By MarpleNewtownFootball.com December 01, 2011 The Delaware County Football Coaches’ Association held their annual All-Delco Banquet on November 28th at the Heritage House in Ridley.  All 25 Delco High Schools honored players from their 2011 teams. Marple Newtown was represented by Joey Pham, Chris Kurkian and Sean Ridinger. Joey Pham was...

Moat named Millard Robinson Award winner

By MarpleNewtownFootball.com November 27, 2011 Tiger senior Cimirrow Moat was named the 2011 receipient of the prestigious Coach Millard Robinson Award by the Delaware County Football Coaches Association. Moat received the award at the annual All-Delco banquet, held on Monday, November 28 at the Heritage Ballroom in Holmes. The award is given annually to the...

Strath Haven frustrates Moat

By Matthew DeGeorge, Delaware County Daily Times November 14, 2011 MARPLE —- Strath Haven’s success against Marple Newtown in the District One Class AAA quarterfinals Friday night was neatly encapsulated in a single play. With the clock running under a minute in the fourth quarter, a 31-7 defeat to their Central League rivals firmly sealed, the Tigers...

Tigers ousted by Panthers in first round of playoffs

By Michael Henry, Patch.com November 14, 2011 NEWTOWN SQUARE–The Strath Haven Panthers were all over the Marple Newtown Tigers on Friday night to the tune of a 31-7 drubbing in the first round of the PIAA District 1 AAA playoffs. Going into the game, the Tigers were the No. 4 seed in the playoffs, while the Panthers earned the No. 5 seed. The game was...

Season ends with loss to Strath Haven

By MarpleNewtownFootball.com November 11, 2011 The 2011 Marple Newtown season came to a close on Friday evening, as the visiting Strath Haven Panthers topped the Tigers 31-7.  The game marked the third playoff appearance in school history for the Tigers. Strath Haven scored first to take an early 6-0 lead in the first quarter.  The lead was extended to 12-0...

Marple Newtown hoping rematch is a repeat

By Delaware County Daily Times November 11, 2011 Marple Newtown coach Ray Gionta doesn’t believe that his team has a decided edge on Strath Haven just because of what transpired during the regular season. The Tigers handed the Panthers one of their worst defeats of the year in Week 3. It was hard to imagine then that No. 4 Marple Newtown and fifth-seeded...

What it takes to win a wide open district tourney

By Matt Smith, Delaware County Daily Times November 09, 2011 If recent history proves anything, the District One playoffs can be a crapshoot. A year ago, No. 1 seed Ridley, which rolled through the regular season unscathed, suffered a stunning first-round defeat to West Chester Henderson. Eight teams from Delaware County qualified for districts this year, and...

Marple Newtown is looking to make history

By Joe Santoliquito, Marple Newtown Patch November 08, 2011 NEWTOWN SQUARE–Marple Newtown will be playing in the PIAA District 1 Class AAA playoffs for the third time in school history. But the Tigers have never won a postseason game. They’ll get the chance to win a district playoff game as the No. 4 seed against a familiar foe, hosting Central League...