December 31, 2014 |
YOU CAN call it the "Derrick Jones effect. " No, not just the audible astonishment the 6-6 senior's aerial displays elicit from the Archbishop Carroll faithful. Apparently, Jones' exploits also change the energy of his teammates. "It definitely gives us a spark every time he gets a dunk," said Patriots guard Samir Taylor. "I feel like that helps us change the game around. " Last night at Widener University, Jones and Co. jumped on Haverford School, 69-49, in front of a near-capacity crowd at the Pete and Jameer Nelson Holiday Classic.
March 13, 2012 |
Archbishop Carroll, seeking its third PIAA Class AAA quarterfinal berth in four seasons, set the tone early Tuesday night against Octorara. The Patriots pounded the offensive glass, carried over a hot shooting touch from last Friday, and built a 17-point advantage in the first seven minutes against the bewildered Braves. From there, Carroll, also playing stellar defense, put the finishing touches on a 71-50, second-round romp at Coatesville High and moved a step closer to its second state title.
March 20, 2012 |
The two teams that stepped on the Norristown High School hardwood Tuesday night had reached a level of play that no other girls' team in the region could reach. Spring-Ford and Archbishop Carroll, The Inquirer's No. 1 and No. 2 teams in Southeastern Pennsylvania, respectively, had combined to win 57 of their 61 games this season before facing off in the PIAA Class AAAA semifinals. Neither had experienced a loss in months. But only one team had experienced the highs and lows of the state tournament.
June 11, 1999 |
Some coaches may have been a little hesitant, getting handed the reins of one of the more successful high school baseball programs in the state. Archbishop Carroll's baseball team had won three Catholic League championships this decade, and with the talent back this spring, many predicted a fourth crown. But Fran Murphy eagerly took the job. And to his credit, the Patriots didn't miss a beat this spring, rolling to the Southern Division championship before winning their third league championship in three years.
January 25, 1993 |
Linus McGinty must give up smoking. Cheeseburgers, too, and any other food that tends to clog the arteries. But there is one thing the Archbishop Carroll girls' basketball coach does not want to give up after recent quadruple-bypass surgery: his passion, coaching. "I really miss it," McGinty said. "I'm just not physically capable of doing it now. " McGinty, 46, never had been seriously ill. So he wasn't overly concerned when he felt discomfort a few days before Christmas.
January 3, 1989 |
After a stormy start to its season, Archbishop Carroll's girls' basketball team took time to enjoy its holiday break by winning two tournaments and getting back on the winning track. The Patriots, who jumped to a 3-0 start in their 1988-89 campaign before losing three games, once again reverted to winning ways, taking four straight victories with the Lady Marauder Classic and the Ardmore Rotary Tournament. On Dec. 22 and 23, coach Linus McGinty's team traveled to Altoona for the Lady Marauder Classic, beating Loyalsock High School in the semifinal game before taking the championship against Bishop Guilfoyle, 48-44.
October 24, 2001 |
Archbishop Carroll senior Maura McBryan committed Monday to play college basketball next year at St. Joseph's University. McBryan, a 6-foot guard, averaged roughly 11 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists per game last season for the Patriots, who finished 18-8. The Hawks went 15-13 last season. She made her official visit to St. Joseph's last weekend. McBryan also strongly considered Penn. "I liked both schools," she said. "It was nothing against Penn. I just really liked the atmosphere, the team, and the coaches at St. Joe's.
November 22, 1988 |
Another Monday night at Villanova Stadium. Another playoff win for Archbishop Carroll's football team. Another mad dash to the officials' dressing room. Ray Perri, the Catholic League's football commissioner, is spending so much time fending off the media these days, somebody ought to buy him a sword and a shield. A week ago Monday, after a roughing-the-kicker call, Carroll used Bob Meals's second-chance, 23-yard field goal with three seconds remaining to top St. James, 10-7, in a Southern Division semifinal.
October 26, 1992 |
It has been another banner season for Archbishop Carroll (12-5, 11-0 league), just one win shy of a perfect Catholic League mark heading into tomorrow's match with Cardinal Dougherty. The Patriots secured their position with a 3-2 win Oct. 15 over the league's second-best team, local rival Cardinal O'Hara (9-2), and they are hoping to win their second straight league championship when the playoffs begin in November. "That's what we're expecting, to win another title," Carroll coach Louisa Sweeney said.