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December 14, 2004
RE DAN Geringer's article on the Aztecs: I am a parent of two children who are members of the Aztecs - Deion, 11, who plays for the 115-pounders, and Derrick, 13, who plays for the 150-pounders. My husband Robert is the assistant coach for the 115-pounders. I would like you to know that your story brought me to tears because I go to the games, and I know your words are so true. And your article was so well-written that I read through it in no time. Thank you, Dan, and the Daily News for putting some positive news in the newspaper about North Philly.
NEWS
January 30, 1994 | By Henri Sault, INQUIRER COINS WRITER
Mexico has struck three gold proof coins and seven silver proofs to commemorate the Aztecs, the civilization that predated European exploration of the Western Hemisphere. The legal tender coins are being struck for the Banco de Mexico by the Casa de Moneda de Mexico. All the coins share an obverse - Mexico's emblem, the eagle carrying a snake in its beak, which in turn derives from an Aztec symbol. The three .999 fine gold proofs - 1 ounce, 1/2 ounce and 1/4 ounce - share a reverse design of a jaguar's head.
NEWS
December 15, 2004
CONGRATS to the Aztecs and head coach Kern Robinson for their Super Bowl victory in Florida. This group of young leaders surely deserves our emulation. We need to encapsulate the ingredients that went into that victory and apply it to the crises that presently exist in our schools. John Lieb, Philadelphia D-Day for Sixers It seems like Sixers Coach O'Brien is searching for the right combination of players to start and to finish games - (the two don't actually have to be the same)
NEWS
June 17, 2006 | By Vernon Clark INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The North Philadelphia Aztecs, the youth athletics group that brought a national Pop Warner football championship to the city two years ago, have been awarded a $50,000 federal grant. The grant, secured by U.S. Rep. Robert A. Brady and announced on Thursday, will be used to establish a computer lab for youths at Hunting Park Recreation Center in North Philadelphia, said Steve Irving, president of the North Philadelphia Aztecs Youth Association. "We're very excited" about the grant, Irving said.
SPORTS
March 18, 2011 | Daily News Wire Services
San Diego State's players chased Devon Beitzel around screens, got hands in his face, challenged his shots. Nothing seemed to work, just like in two regular-season games against BYU's Jimmer Fredette. But, just like they did against the real Jimmer, the Aztecs eventually figured out a way to shut down Little Jimmer and finally win an NCAA Tournament game. Second-seeded San Diego State tightened its defense after a second-half scoring flurry by Beitzel and advanced in the NCAA Tournament for the first time by beating Northern Colorado, 68-50, in the West regional yesterday, in Tucson.
NEWS
December 29, 2004 | Daily News staff report
A recent Daily News Eagles tickets auction and raffle to benefit the North Philly Aztecs raised $1,965 - and created many winners. First, there are the actual winners of the tickets. Christopher Schulz, 20, of South Philadelphia, bid $350 to win one set. Bonnie Walker and Georgeanna Foster won the raffle for two other sets of tickets, which were donated by readers who read of the original auction in a Jill Porter column earlier this month (to read it, visit go.philly.com/porter)
SPORTS
September 30, 1993 | By Mike Bruton, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Marshall Faulk was sitting far back in the corner of the San Diego State dressing room, when he spotted a visitor from Philadelphia. "You know Randall Cunningham?" Faulk asked as he pulled on his socks. The answer being yes, Faulk continued: "Tell Randall I said, 'What's up.' " "I'll bet Randall wouldn't mind having you standing behind him," the visitor said. With a grin that almost screamed, "NFL, here I come," Faulk answered, "I wouldn't mind standing behind him either.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 2, 2010
8 tonight DISCOVERY Chocolate has an outrageous history, intricate scientific structure and even health benefits. It also energized the Aztecs, transformed television, helped win World War II and may save the rain forest.
SPORTS
March 18, 2011 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
TUCSON, Ariz. - Brian Carlwell is far from one of San Diego State's most dangerous players. The 6-foot-11, 300-pound senior saw just 10 minutes of action in the Aztecs' 68-50 thumping of Northern Colorado on Thursday in their NCAA West Regional game at the McKale Center. But the reserve center made folks aware that his team will be prepared for Saturday's third-round matchup against seventh-seeded Temple (26-7). "We will start watching film tonight and get ready to play," Carlwell said.
SPORTS
December 19, 2011 | Associated Press
Ryan Lindley's third touchdown pass to Colin Lockett came just a few seconds too soon. San Diego State celebrated the 12-yard scoring strike with 35 seconds left, only to watch an even bigger celebration when Louisiana-Lafayette kicker Brett Baer hit a 50-yard field goal as time expired, sending the Aztecs to a 32-30 loss in the New Orleans Bowl on Saturday night. "Thirty seconds on the clock? You'd like to think [the game was over]," Lindley said. "It was a hard-fought game and you have to tip your caps to them.
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March 28, 2015 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
Lenape girls' lacrosse coach Jill McCarthy says she can always count on senior stars Natalie Peel and Shannon Gallagher. They're dependable. They're reliable. They're the Alpha and Omega of the team's offense and defense. "They provide a sense of calm and leadership at both ends of the field," McCarthy said. Peel, who scored seven goals in a 17-7 victory over Rancocas Valley in the season opener for both teams Thursday, is the spark of the Indians' attack. Gallagher, a defender, anchors the team's back line.
NEWS
December 14, 2014
The North Philadelphia Aztecs, a powerhouse junior pee wee football squad of 8-11-year-olds, take on the defending national champions at the Pop Warner National Super Bowl Championship at Disney World on Saturday morning. The 8:30 a.m. Division I championship against the Gwen Cherry Bulls of Miami will be televised live by ESPN3. The Aztecs defeated the Western New York Bills 33-6 to reach the championships while the Bulls advanced with a 26-0 victory over the East Bay (Calif.)
NEWS
August 21, 2013 | By Vernon Clark, Inquirer Staff Writer
Looking out on a pristine new football field in Philadelphia's Hunting Park, Jeremiah Berry seemed incredulous. "This is awesome," Berry, vice president of the North Philadelphia Aztecs youth football program, said, shaking his head. "This is long overdue. " Berry and about 300 others were at Ninth Street and Hunting Park Avenue on Monday for the opening of Team Vick Field, a $1.4 million artificial-turf field with a sophisticated drainage system and an electronic scoreboard that will be the Aztecs' home.
SPORTS
March 22, 2013 | BY ALEX LEE, For the Daily News
STEVE FISHER was angry. Early in the week, a national newspaper had pegged seventh-seeded San Diego State as a team without the staying power necessary to make a run this March. Paper in hand, Fisher then looked down a line. Right below his Aztecs were their Friday night opponents - 10th-seeded Oklahoma - who they face at the Wells Fargo Center late Friday night. It is only fitting. In a South Region that includes sidelines giants Bill Self, Roy Williams and Billy Donovan, it is easy to forget that Fisher and his Friday counterpart, Oklahoma's Lon Kruger, possess résumés that most coaches would kill for. They've combined for 903 wins and two Final Fours over seven Division I stops.
SPORTS
December 24, 2012 | Daily News Wire Reports
CHASE TAPLEY thinks Indiana State gave No. 18 San Diego State its toughest test of the season. Now he hopes it pushes the Aztecs forward as they look toward Mountain West play and a possible NCAA Tournament berth. "We need games like that for later on," said Tapley, who scored 13 points as the Aztecs (11-1) beat Indiana State, 62-55, despite poor free-throw and three-point shooting. "It gives us good experience. " Jamaal Franklin had 19 points and 15 rebounds to lead San Diego State to the finals of the Diamond Head Classic tournament, set for Tuesday.
SPORTS
December 19, 2011 | Associated Press
Ryan Lindley's third touchdown pass to Colin Lockett came just a few seconds too soon. San Diego State celebrated the 12-yard scoring strike with 35 seconds left, only to watch an even bigger celebration when Louisiana-Lafayette kicker Brett Baer hit a 50-yard field goal as time expired, sending the Aztecs to a 32-30 loss in the New Orleans Bowl on Saturday night. "Thirty seconds on the clock? You'd like to think [the game was over]," Lindley said. "It was a hard-fought game and you have to tip your caps to them.
SPORTS
March 25, 2011 | Associated Press
ANAHEIM, Calif. - Kemba Walker sliced up San Diego State's defense for 22 points on shots from all angles and distances in the second half of Connecticut's West Regional semifinal. The Aztecs only kept him down once: A shoulder bump from Jamaal Franklin sent Walker crashing to the Honda Center floor, drawing a technical foul and two momentum-killing free throws. Walker denied doing any acting on the play. He's still the star of these resilient Huskies' remarkable production.
SPORTS
March 24, 2011 | Associated Press
ANAHEIM, Calif. - Connecticut flew clear across the continent for the next round of the NCAA Tournament. San Diego State hopped in a bus and cruised 90 minutes up the interstate. Huskies coach Jim Calhoun and Aztecs coach Steve Fisher have been doing this long enough to realize miles don't matter at this point in the West Regional - not compared to the distance both teams already traveled this season to reach this unlikely stage. Two surprisingly successful schools with breakout superstars and respected bench bosses meet tonight, with the winner moving to the brink of the Final Four.
SPORTS
March 20, 2011 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
TUCSON, Ariz. - Temple's postgame huddle is where Lavoy Allen usually is the player congratulating or consoling teammates. Saturday night was different. Distraught over his performance in the Owls' loss to San Diego State, Allen embraced Ramone Moore and wept as their teammates surrounded them on the McKale Center court. His tears weren't just because his college career had ended seconds earlier in a 71-64 double-overtime defeat in the NCAA tournament. A lot of it had to do with his performances in the West Regional second- and third-round games.
SPORTS
March 20, 2011 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
It had been a long time since Temple had this experience - in fact, none of the current players could have known what to expect - but the hard truth is that winning the first game of the NCAA tournament doesn't make losing the second one any easier. There is the realization somewhere behind the pain that you made a decent run. You gutted through a final-possession game, and then went double overtime in the next before losing to a No. 2 seed. People are going to say nice things about your stay in the tournament, but at that moment it just sounds as hollow as the final closing of the locker room door.
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