Firsts by Pub Athletes in PIAA State Playoffs

Return to TedSilary.com Home Page

   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
for basketball).
   Click here for the Catholic League's firsts (2008-09 school year).

wpe7.jpg (4388 bytes) Bok's Cory Moultrie, a two-sport man, was in on nine of them.

FOOTBALL
   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).

BASKETBALL
   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.

SOCCER
   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.

WRESTLING
   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.

TRACK
   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.

BASEBALL
(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)