The student newspaper of Strath Haven High School. The Panther Press is first and foremost a reflection of the opinions and interests of the student body. For this reason, we do not publish any anonymous or teacher-written submissions, and we do not discriminate against any ideology or political opinion. While we are bound by school policy (and funding), we will not render any article neutral, although individual points may be edited for obscene or inflammatory content. Finally, the articles published in the Panther Press do not necessarily reflect the views of the editors or advisors.

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Ultimate Arrives at Haven

Drew Babin '15, Staff Writer
April 7, 2014
Filed under Sports

On March 9, the first Ultimate Frisbee team in the history of Strath Haven had practice despite a deluge of rain and mud up to a person’s ankles.  The team is coached by Deirdre Abrahamsson and her husband Peter, both of whom have had years of experience playing Ultimate Frisbee internationally. In...

Obscure Sport: Canal Jumping

Sam Snyder '14, Editor
April 7, 2014
Filed under Sports

Ever watched a pole-vaulter hurl themselves over a fifteen foot bar at the Olympics and think to yourself, “I suppose that’s interesting, but it looks a little safe?” If the answer is yes, then I have the perfect sport for you. Known in the Netherlands (the sports country of origin and, as of now,...

Keep the Faith

Carter Krouse '17, Staff Writer
April 7, 2014
Filed under Sports

On October 30, 2013, I was at the Wells Fargo Center on opening night to see the 76ers defeat the Miami Heat, the defending NBA champions.  On March 15, 2014, I was at the game when the Sixers lost to the Memphis Grizzlies tying the franchise’s consecutive loss record at twenty games.  As a fan of...

Strath Haven Crew: A Demanding Sport

Andrew Lombard '15, and Erin Damico '15, Staff Writers
April 7, 2014
Filed under Sports

Believe it or not, Strath Haven has its own crew team. For those of you who don’t know what crew is, crew, also known as rowing, is a sport where people race in boats, called shells, in a variety of sizes. There are 2 types of rowing, sweep rowing, which consists of rowing with one oar per person,...

Strath Haven Holds Court at Recent Invitational

Sam Capalbo, '15, Staff Writer
March 7, 2014
Filed under Sports

Jordan Simon was a young athlete with Olympic potential as a distance runner. She was awarded a scholarship to an elite private high school for her freshman year. In her junior year, her times for the 3200m race started improving dramatically. She would eventually shatter the state record by thirteen...

Haven Women’s Lacrosse: A Season Filled With Hope

Bri Irons, '14, Staff Writer
March 7, 2014
Filed under Sports

In the world of lacrosse, many of the nation’s strongest high school programs are traditionally spread throughout the East Coast. Yet, here in the Philadelphia area are nine high schools ranked in the top 75 of the nation. Even more surprising is that seven of these nine high schools are in the Central...

Seattle’s Defense and Haven’s Johnson

Drew Babin '15, Staff Writer
March 7, 2014
Filed under Sports

There is a well-known philosophy in sports that states defenses win championships.  On February 2, the Seattle Seahawks’ number one defense lived up to this notion, defeating the Denver Broncos’ number one offense in Superbowl XLVIII, 43-8. On the first play of the game, Peyton Manning, a future...

Men’s Tennis Promises A Surprising Season

Nick Ringle '14, Staff Writer
March 7, 2014
Filed under Sports

Mark your calendar for Tuesday, March 18th, when the men’s tennis team opens its season against Garnet Valley High School at home. We have three big surprises for you this season. The first surprise you’ll notice when you come to watch our matches: in addition to the newly resurfaced courts that...

Philadelphia Mourns the Loss of a Sports Legend

Carter Krouse '17, Staff Writer
March 7, 2014
Filed under Sports

Harry Gamble, long-time Philadelphia Eagles and Penn Quakers football coach, passed away on January 28, 2014 at age 83.  Mr. Gamble coached at Penn from 1971-1980.  In 1972, he was named the NCAA District 1 coach of the year after resurrecting the Penn program.  In 1981, he joined the Eagles as a...

Strath Haven Women’s Swimming Recap

Kate Lyons, '15, Staff Writer
March 7, 2014
Filed under Sports

Strath Haven’s women’s swim team “came out to play” this season, as Coach Dormer likes to put it.  Ms. Dormer, who has coached the men’s team the past few years, helped to form a season including only two dual meet losses to Conestoga and Haverford. The season was dominated by new and young...

Top 13 Most Outrageous Curses in Sports History

Marissa Lee '14, Staff Writer
March 7, 2014
Filed under Sports

We’ve all heard of curses at some point in our lives. We have the Curse of Tutankhamen’s Tomb, Tecumseh’s Curse on American Presidents, the Kennedy Curse – the list goes on and on. But many of the curses that exist today concern the sporting world. Here are my least to most compelling cases of...

All-Delco Players of the Year: Alice Roberts & Allie Wilson

Marissa Lee '14, and Sam Snyder '14, Staff Writers
January 28, 2014
Filed under Front Page, Sports

Recently, Haven volleyball player Alice Roberts and soccer player Allie Wilson, both seniors, were named All-Delco Players of the Year. This is the fourth straight year that a Haven volleyball player has been named Player of the Year. Being named Player of the Year is a big deal - it means that you are...

The student newspaper of Strath Haven High School. The Panther Press is first and foremost a reflection of the opinions and interests of the student body. For this reason, we do not publish any anonymous or teacher-written submissions, and we do not discriminate against any ideology or political opinion. While we are bound by school policy (and funding), we will not render any article neutral, although individual points may be edited for obscene or inflammatory content. Finally, the articles published in the Panther Press do not necessarily reflect the views of the editors or advisors.
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