Firsts by Pub Athletes in PIAA State Playoffs
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In the 2004-05 school year, Public League teams became
eligible to compete
for PIAA state championships. Here are some firsts . . .
In that very same school year, Bok won District 12 championships in the three
major sports (Tom DeFelice was the coach for football/baseball; Lloyd Jenkins
Click here for the Catholic League's firsts (2008-09 school year).
|Bok's Cory Moultrie, a two-sport man, was in on nine of them.|
Game: In a AAA contest, Bok fell to Great Valley, 35-0. (The other game involved Washington, a 15-10 loser to Easton in AAAA)
Win: Comm Tech. In 2008, the Phoenix beat Bristol, 18-14, in a Class A subregional at the South Philly Super Site. (The Pub had been 0-8 with a 267-73 scoring disadvantage -- four games apiece in AAAA and AAA.)
Touchdown: Chuck Hughes, Washington, 2-yard run.
Field goal: Mike Kline, Washington, 23 yards.
PAT: Mike Kline, Washington.
Punt: Cory Moultrie, Bok, 19 yards.
Kickoff: Cory Moultrie, Bok, 35 yards (to the 25).
Rush: Cory Moultrie, Bok (5 yards).
Pass: Joe "Pepe" DeSalis, Bok, incomplete.
Completed pass/reception : Joe "Pepe" DeSalis, Bok, (to Nafis Edwards, 4 yards).
Kickoff return: Nafis Edwards, Bok, (42 yards).
Passing TD: Ryan Hardy, Frankford, 2005 vs. Bethlehem Liberty.
Receiving TD: Maurice Bellinger, Frankford, 2005 vs. Bethlehem Liberty.
Return TD: Not yet.
Interception: Nafis Edwards, Bok.
Recovery of opponent's fumble: Cory Moultrie, Bok.
Tackle: Cory Moultrie, Bok, (on opening kickoff).
Sack: Chris Cotton and Gregory Thomas, Bok, (6-yard loss).
Tackle for loss: Cory Moultrie and Gregory Thomas, Bok, (2-yard loss).
Game: In a AAA contest on 3/4, Bok fell to Phoenixville, 83-71. Played at Germantown HS.
Win: In a AAAA contest on 3/5, Central beat Chambersburg, 57-56, on Lamar Williams' late jumper. Played at Phila. Comm.
Teams to advance to 3rd round, eastern final and state final: In 2006, Communications Tech and Prep Charter accomplished those feats in back-to-back fashion. CT lost its final to Franklin, 74-63, on 3/24. PC swamped Beaver Falls, 82-51, on 3/25.
Team to win a state title: Prep Charter, 2006.
Team to win a second consecutive state title: Prep Charter, 2007.
Points: Marquise Salley, Bok, hit a 17-foot, left-wing jumper with 6:22 left in the first quarter. (Before that, Bok forward David Lorn, while trying for a rebound, accidentally knocked the ball into Phoenixville's basket, making the score 5-0. Credit for the field goal went to the closest Phoenixville player.)
Shot: Cory Moultrie, Bok.
Three-point shot: Lamont Butler, Bok, (successful).
Free throw: Lamont Butler, Bok, (successful).
Assist: Marquise Salley, Bok, (on Butler's trey).
Steal: Gary Harris, Bok.
Rebound: Cory Moultrie, Bok.
Blocked shot: Lamont Butler, Bok.
Personal foul: Marquise Salley, Bok.
Turnover: Cory Moultrie, Bok.
Dunk: Scott Rodgers, Central.
Game: Three games were played on Nov. 9. At Northeast, Franklin Towne fell in AA to Radnor, 9-0, and Bartram fell in AAA to Downingtown West, 2-1. Also, at Wissahickon, Masterman fell in A to Christopher Dock, 8-0.
Win: Not yet.
Goal: Emmanuel Wolo, Bartram, vs. Downingtown West.
Shutout: Not yet.
Match: Frankford lost in AAA to Council Rock North, 67-3.
Win: Isaiah Stroman, by decision.
Pin: Yaroslav Mukha, Northeast, in the 2006 individual championships.
Medal: Yaroslav Mukha, Northeast, in 2006. (He went on to place seventh at HWT; first eight finishers earn medals.)
Only one Pub competitor, Lincoln's Charles Whittington, at 275 pounds, advanced to the state tourney in 2005. He lost to Cathedral Prep's Stefan Tighe, 9-4.
State championship: Gratz, 2006 (AAA).
Gold medal: 2006, E&S, 4x800 relay, names not available, 7:54.07 (AA).
Silver medal: 2005, Gratz, 4x400 relay, James Farrell, Gourdie Corbin and Kevin Talley, Khaliff Featherstone, 3:20.34 (AAA).
Bronze medal: 2006, Kenneth Talley, Gratz, 10.70 (AAA).
Fourth place: 2005, Khaliff Weatherstone, Gratz, 400, 48.87 (AAA)
Fifth place: 2005, Brandon Lane, E&S, 110 high hurdles, 14.92. (AA); Jerry Butler, Washington, 100, 10.90. (AAA)
First medal: 2005, Central, 4x800 relay, Chris Bowser, Mitchell Stroh, Thurman Sanders, Patrick Carr, 7:52.33, fifth place.
(There were four games on June 6, 2005, -- Frankford vs. Neshaminy and Central vs. Emmaus in Class AAAA; Bok vs. Whitehall in AAA; and GAMP vs. Springfield Montco in AA. Central's game started at 2 p.m. and was halted by rain in the top of the third. Frankford's started at 3:30 and went the distance. Bok's was supposed to start at 3:30, but was delayed by rain. GAMP's started at 4, then was halted after one inning. The two halted games were completed June 7.)
Offense . . .
Batter: Jared Farbman, Central.
Baserunner: Walt King, Central (on hit-by-pitch).
Stolen base: Walt King, Central (after the HBP).
Walk: Nick DeLeo, Central (then got picked off).
Strikeout: Joe Magdovitz, Central.
Single: Ramon Reyes, Frankford.
Double: Luis Alicea, Frankford.
Triple: Vinnie Evangelista, GAMP.
Home run: Anthony Venafro, GAMP (two-run).
RBI: Luis Alicea, Frankford (on the double).
Run: Andrew Bracero, Frankford (on the double).
Hit into doubleplay: Carlos Rosado, Frankford (on line drive.)
Pitching/Defense . . .
Strikeout: Andrew "Potter" Reynolds, Central.
Walk: Andrew "Potter" Reynolds, Central.
Caught stealing: Joe Magdovitz, Central.
Run: Andrew "Potter" Reynolds, Central.
Earned run: Andrew "Potter" Reynolds, Central.
Hit: Andrew "Potter" Reynolds, Central.
Win: Micah Winterstein, Central (in relief vs. WC Henderson, 2006)
Save: Aaron Esbensen, Central (vs. WC Henderson, 2006)
Two wins: Micah Winterstein, Central (vs. WC Henderson and Central Dauphin, 2006)