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CONSHOHOCKEN -- While most football fans are looking ahead to this fall’s NFL and scholastic seasons, graduates of the former Conshohocken High School are looking back and celebrating the 70th anniversary of their 1951 team’s best season ever – one that remained undefeated and untied through contests with nine rival high schools.

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WHITEMARSH >> Plymouth Whitemarsh played a near-perfect game when it handled Methacton, 42-14, last week. One area where head coach Dan Chang thought the Colonials could improve was their pass defense after allowing the Warriors to throw for 289 yards.

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The 2020 field hockey season was a good one in the Reporter/Times Herald/Montgomery media area with a number of teams reaching district and state championship games. Unfortunately, the local teams were on the wrong side of tightly-contested title matches.

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HARLEYSVILLE >> When North Penn’s Justin Pileggi sunk a 12-foot putt on the ninth green Tuesday afternoon at Lederach Golf Course, he pumped his fist. He set a goal for himself to shoot under-40 every match this season and his final stroke secured a three-over 39.

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WHITEMARSH >>The Plymouth Whitemarsh quarterback has a different job description than the signal callers at other schools in the area. The Colonials run the veer offense, which asks the quarterback to decide whether to hand the ball off, keep it or pitch it on most plays.

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UPPER GWYNEDD — Matt Cavagnaro doesn’t get to bat right-handed too often. Skippack’s switch hitter estimates he only hits from that side of the plate around 25% of the time due to a lack of left-handed pitchers in the Perkiomen Valley Twilight League, but he still works on it as much as he can.

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Isabella Brown has played for the Philadelphia Soccer Club for four years. Her teammates have been the same for the past two or three years and last week the Coppa Rage achieved their greatest accomplishment – finishing second in the U16 United States National Championship Series in Bradenton, Florida.

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Nor-Gwyn led 3-2 after scoring twice in the top of the fifth inning but Wyomissing rallied to knocked the Hawks out of the Pennsylvania American Legion Region 2 Tournament, the Warriors claiming a 4-3 walk-off victory Sunday afternoon at West Lawn’s Owls Field at Ted Palka Park.

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UPPER DUBLIN >> Tyler Lizell feels comfortable in pressure situations and the Fort Washington right-hander stepped into one against Mt. Airy.Lizell took the mound in the top of the seventh inning with two outs, runners on second and third and a one-run lead. He got Mt. Airy’s cleanup hitter to ground out to first baseman David Sharp to secure a 5-4 Lower Montco American Legion League win Friday evening at Upper Dublin High School.“Pressure is my favorite thing,” Lizell, a 2021 Upper Dublin grad heading to Gettysburg, said. “I love pressure. For some reason I just thrive under it. I always seem to do a lot better under pressure. The last out was fun – a lot of pressure. They had the game-tying run on third base.”Lizell did damage with his bat, too. He went 2-for-3 with two runs and two RBI.His first hit got Fort Washington its first run in the bottom of the fourth inning. He plated Gabe Franczyk with a one-out double to cut their deficit in half, 2-1, and took third on the throw home. He scored to tie the game on an error.After Fort Washington took a 4-2 lead on a Nate Dennis RBI triple and Ryan Deal sacrifice fly in the fifth inning, Lizell added an insurance run in the sixth. He led off with a solo home run over the right field fence to make it a three-run game.“I kind of knew it was gone halfway down to first base,” Lizell said. “I got a good piece of it and it felt like I barely hit anything – that’s how you know it’s gone. I saw it going pretty far and that fence isn’t too far. It felt good.”Mt. Airy didn’t go down without a fight. Four of their first six batters in the top of the seventh tallied hits – including RBI singles from Von Curry and Milton James – to make it 5-4 and knock Fort Washington starter Tim Saiber out of the game. Lizell came on in relief to strand the tying run on third and go-ahead run on second.Saiber allowed four runs across 6.2 innings for Fort Washington. He surrendered 10 hits while striking out two batters and walking one. He allowed two runs in the first inning and two in the seventh. The right-hander retired 11 straight batters from the middle of the third inning through the end of the sixth.“In the bullpen I was really feeling my changeup and curveball a lot,” Saiber, a rising junior at Springfield, said. “That was helping me a lot – I was throwing a lot of curveballs and changeups for strikes today.”James threw all six innings for Mt. Airy. He struck out five batters to three walks and allowed five runs on five hits.Fort Washington 5, Mt. Airy 4Mt. Airy 200 000 2 – 4Fort Washington 000 221 x – 5WP: Tim Saiber 6.2 IP 2 K 1 BB 10 H 4 RLP: Milton James 6 IP 5 K 3 BB 5 H 5 RS: Tyler Lizell 0.1 IP 0 K 0 BB 0 H 0 R2B: MA: Damon Borgia. FW: Tyler Lizell.3B: FW: Nate Dennis.HR: FW: Tyler Lizell.