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Topics in and around the Philadelphia suburbs produced from our newsrooms in Bucks County, PA and Westampton, NJ. Bucks County Courier Times, The Intelligencer and the  Burlington County Times. Phil Gianficaro and JD Mullane.

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Topics in and around the Philadelphia suburbs produced from our newsrooms in Bucks County, PA and Westampton, NJ. Bucks County Courier Times, The Intelligencer and the  Burlington County Times. Phil Gianficaro and JD Mullane.

    GameOn! Crunch time as the post-season tournaments approach in high school sports.

    GameOn! Crunch time as the post-season tournaments approach in high school sports.

    We're getting near crunch time in the spring sports season and the races in all sports are tightening up with the post-season tournaments right around the corner. 

    A weekly podcast that's all about spring sports in the Bux-Mont area with Drew Markol and Daryl Bell of the Intelligencer/Courier Times sports staff.

    Track Archbishop Wood senior track and field standout Gary Martin did everything he could at the Penn Relays except break the magical four minutes in the mile. Martin won the mile run by a whopping six seconds and broke the Penn Relays record by over three seconds in running a stellar 4:01.4. 

    Softball The battle between powerhouses Pennsbury and North Penn lived up to the hype as the Falcons knocked off the previously unbeaten Knights 5-4 in extra innings in a matchup of state title contenders. 

    Baseball Council Rock North, Pennsbury, Hatboro-Horsham and Souderton continue to dominate the competition as they all rev up for the upcoming PIAA District One tournament. 

    Boys' and girls' lacrosse While the Central Bucks East boys' team is rolling right along, there's a great race for the top spot in the girls' Suburban One League National Conference as North Penn and Pennridge are battling it out. 

    Boys' volleyball Pennridge gets another shot at Upper Dublin in a key Suburban One League American Conference match on Thursday. 

    • 13 min
    GameOn! Track Archbishop Wood senior standout. Who is leading the way in high school spring sports?

    GameOn! Track Archbishop Wood senior standout. Who is leading the way in high school spring sports?

    Which teams and individuals are leading the way in area spring sports? We take a look at everything from track and field to lacrosse.

    A weekly podcast that's all about spring sports in the Bux-Mont area with Drew Markol and Daryl Bell of the Intelligencer/Courier Times sports staff.

    TrackWe jump right in with track and field as Archbishop Wood senior standout Gary Martin will try and become just the 14th high school runner ever to break the four-minute barrier in the mile this Friday at the Penn Relays. 

    SoftballThe softball regular season has about three weeks left and defending PIAA champion North Penn and Pennsbury, ranked first and second in our Intell/Courier Times poll, face each other in Lansdale on Friday.

    BaseballUndefeated Hatboro-Horsham sits atop the PIAA District One Class 6A power rankings as the Hatters continue to impress.

    Boys' and girls' lacrosseThe lacrosse season is wrapping up quickly as the PIAA District One playoffs begin on May 17, just three weeks away.

    Boys' volleyballNeshaminy, thanks to a big win over powerful Upper Dublin, has put itself right in the conversation as a PIAA District One Class 3A contender. Pennridge and Upper Dublin looked like the teams to beat, but Neshaminy is now right in the mix.

    Athletes of the WeekAlso, don't forget to vote for the boys' and girls' Athletes of the Week on our websites - www.buckscountycouriertimes.com and www.theintell.com.

    • 13 min
    GameOn! We've reached the halfway point for most of our spring sports and we discuss what we've seen so far and what's ahead.

    GameOn! We've reached the halfway point for most of our spring sports and we discuss what we've seen so far and what's ahead.

    Which teams are leading the way in area spring sports? We take a look at everything from boys' tennis to girls' lacrosse.

    A weekly podcast that's all about spring sports in the Bux-Mont area with Drew Markol and Daryl Bell of the Intelligencer/Courier Times sports staff.

    SoftballPennsbury in the Suburban One League Patriot Division and North Penn in the SOL Colonial are both really getting it done and look like two of the top teams in the district if not the state.

    BaseballPennsbury and Council Rock North in the SOL Patriot are starting to separate themselves from the rest of the Division as is Hatboro-Horsham in the SOL Liberty. And keep an eye on Souderton in the SOL Colonial and Archbishop Wood in the Philadelphia Catholic League.

    Boys' lacrosseCentral Bucks East sits atop the SOL National, but Central Bucks West and Council Rock North are right behind the Patriots.

    Girls' lacrosseNorth Penn and Council Rock South look tough to beat in the SOL National while Upper Moreland, Abington and Plymouth Whitemarsh are all right in the mix in the SOL American.

    Boys' tennisThe four SOL division tournaments will be held Thursday with most of the attention on the Patriot at Council Rock North where the Council Rock South pair of juniors Alex Sterin and Mikkel Zinder, two of the top players in the state, will likely battle in the championship match.

    Athletes of the WeekAlso, don't forget to vote for the boys' and girls' Athletes of the Week on our websites - www.buckscountycouriertimes.com and www.theintell.com.

    • 13 min
    GameOn! We present our first high school sports program of the spring season.

    GameOn! We present our first high school sports program of the spring season.

    Our first spring high school sports talk provides an overview of the spring sports season as we discuss the numerous teams in action from baseball to volleyball and everything in between.

    A weekly podcast that's all about spring sports in the Bux-Mont area with Drew Markol and Daryl Bell of the Intelligencer/Courier Times sports staff.

    Baseball
    Archbishop Wood and La Salle look like the teams to beat in the Philadelphia Catholic League while Council Rock North and Pennsbury seem to be the powerhouses in the Suburban One League Patriot Division.

    Softball
    Defending PIAA champion North Penn continues to roll along having won 12 straight. Standout junior Julia Shearer, now pitching for the Knights, has been superb on the mound and at the plate where she's hitting close to .800.

    Boys' lacrosse
    Council Rock North, along with stalwarts Central Bucks East and Central Bucks West, are making noise already in the Suburban One League National Conference.

    Girls' lacrosse
    In the Suburban One League National Conference, it's been Central Bucks South, Council Rock North and Council Rock South that have jumped to the head of the pack.

    Boys' volleyball
    Defending PIAA District One champ Pennridge, along with Upper Dublin and Neshaminy, seem to be the teams to beat in the early going of the season.

    • 16 min
    GameOn! We wrap-up the winter sports season by looking at the PIAA Championship basketball games.

    GameOn! We wrap-up the winter sports season by looking at the PIAA Championship basketball games.

    Our winter high school sports talk is highlighted this week by the PIAA championship basketball games for both boys and girls as Archbishop Wood's girls defeated Lansdale Catholic to win the Class 4A title and the Wood boys fell to Roman Catholic in the Class 6A title game.

    A weekly podcast that's all about winter sports in the Bux-Mont area with Drew Markol and Daryl Bell of the Intelligencer/Courier Times sports staff.

    Girls' basketball
    In a matchup of two area teams, and Philadelphia Catholic League foes, it was Archbishop Wood defeating determined Lansdale Catholic to win its second-straight PIAA title. The Crusaders played the Vikings tough all the way before Wood pulled away to secure the championship.

    Boys' basketball
    Roman Catholic turned out to be too much for Archbishop Wood in the Class 6A game as the Vikings finished as the PIAA runner-up for the second-straight season. We also talked about the Philadelphia Catholic League's dominance statewide as PCL teams won titles in  five of the 12 PIAA classifications.

    • 13 min
    GameOn! It's PIAA championship week for girls' and boys' basketball.

    GameOn! It's PIAA championship week for girls' and boys' basketball.

    Our winter high school sports talk is highlighted this week by taking a look at Archbishop Wood playing in both the girls' and boys' PIAA title games later this week. The girls are playing another local team, Lansdale Catholic, in the final while the boys are facing a familiar Philadelphia Catholic League foe in Roman Catholic. 

    A weekly podcast that's all about winter sports in the Bux-Mont area with Drew Markol and Daryl Bell of the Intelligencer/Courier Times sports staff.

    Girls' basketballWood looks to defend its Class 4A PIAA title when it faces Lansdale Catholic at the Giant Center in Hershey on Thursday. The two teams met earlier in the season with the Vikings winning by 24 points. Ryanne Allen leads Wood and Gabby Casey is a standout for the Crusaders.

    Boys' basketball After losing in the PIAA title game a year ago, Archbishop Wood gets another shot at the title when it faces Roman Catholic on Saturday. The two sides met during the regular season and the Vikings pulled out a 64-61 win. Expect another close one with the state title on the line.

    • 13 min

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