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January 21, 2009 | By Keith Pompey INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Math, Civics and Sciences boys' basketball team resembles a closely knit family. One could even call the Mighty Elephants brothers from other mothers. Sure, they might disagree a bit behind closed doors. But on game days, the Math, Civics and Sciences players are closer than a set of twins. "We just want to come out, have fun and play as a family," senior guard Jose Ortiz said. "Even in practice, we just want to keep it close. " Yesterday, Boys' Latin found out just how close the Math, Civics and Sciences players are. Displaying their trademark team balance, the Mighty Elephants defeated the Warriors, 72-61, in the Public League D Division game at Shepard Recreation Center.
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August 6, 2007 | By Martha Woodall, Inquirer Staff Writer
The hot, hazy sun was baking the sidewalks along Market Street in West Philadelphia. And the 25 teens who gathered late last week in an office building meeting room could have been whiling away their time with myriad summer activities. Instead, the incoming ninth graders at Boys' Latin of Philadelphia Charter School were so determined to get a head start at their new college-prep school that they had volunteered to spend the morning poring over John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men and the thick novel Troy , about the Trojan War. Many had been showing up twice a week for the sessions since the start of July to read, discuss and write about the books they were assigned to read this summer.
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December 16, 2012 | By Kate Harman, FOR THE INQUIRER
There might be a lot of things that the La Salle basketball team doesn't want to remember about its first game of the season. Missed free throws, giving up a halftime lead, not having that added vigor in the four minutes of extra time. But that overtime loss to State College a little more than a week ago did more than provide the Explorers with regrets - it also was a learning experience. That experience came in handy Saturday, at Cheltenham's Coaches vs. Cancer tournament, as the Explorers defeated Boys' Latin in overtime, 70-64.
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December 16, 2011 | By Evan Burgos, FOR THE INQUIRER
After the way Boys' Latin lost on Thursday, surrendering a six-point lead with less than a minute to play, a letdown seemed likely considering the Warriors faced another game Friday night, against a Penn Wood program that had advanced to, at least, the PIAA state semifinals in each of the last three seasons. But no one told that to Maurice Watson Jr. Watson Jr. led all players with 25 points, including 12 in the fourth quarter, to give Boys' Latin an affirming, 61-57 nonleague victory over Penn Wood.
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September 1, 2011 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
Boys' Latin senior Maurice Watson made an oral commitment Wednesday to play basketball at Boston University. The 5-foot-10 point guard, who had 18 scholarship offers, ultimately picked the Terriers over Virginia, La Salle, Niagara, and Hofstra. "The reason I chose BU was because I could see myself going to the university [even] if it wasn't for basketball," Watson said. "I've been out to the city. I love the city. It reminds me of Philly so much. "I have some friends that are already on the team.
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April 27, 2009 | By St. John Barned-Smith, Inquirer Staff Writer
The cheers and shouts rang across the water as the Boys' Latin crew team rounded the bend in the Schuylkill. The four rowers glanced over and ripped their blades through the current, speeding their boat - the 40-foot jet-black Darth Vader - to a second-place finish in the race. It was their first competition. They were the only team of Philadelphia public school students rowing April 19 at the Philadelphia Scholastic Rowing Association's fifth Manny Flick regatta this year.
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September 16, 2010 | By Joe Fite, FOR THE INQUIRER
Kervens Begin found himself out in the open with the game on the line Thursday and didn't miss the opportunity to get his team a win. Begin broke through the Boys' Latin defense in the final minute of the game and punched a shot off Warriors goalie Khalil Baxter's hands to give host Martin Luther King a 4-3 win in a Public League game. Begin also scored the Golden Cougars' first goal of the game with nine minutes left in the first half. Kabine Conde and Andreas Lacroix added goals and Wifely Felix stopped 10 shots for King.
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March 9, 2012 | By Rick O'Brien, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Boys' Latin put two straight defeats - and three years of state-playoff frustration - behind it on Friday night. Coming off losses in the Public League final and District 12 championship, the Warriors gained their first PIAA Class AAA state victory in four tries with a 70-49 romp over undermanned Pope John Paul II at Southern High. Maurice Watson (23 points), Carlos Taylor (20), and Yahmir Greenlee (15) sparked the historic victory. "We beat them with our speed, fast-break points, and defense," said Greenlee, a 5-foot-9, 150-pound junior point guard.
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April 25, 2014 | BY AARON CARTER, Daily News Staff Writer cartera@phillynews.com
THE MIND of a good businessman constantly toils, deciphering the best sales pitch while tailoring it to a specific clientele. Asa James knows this well. In fact, the Boys' Latin junior isn't only a businessman; he is a business, man! James buys and sells sneakers and has his entrepreneurial eyes set on owning his own company someday. "I used to just buy them for myself," he said, "but after a while, I looked them up and saw how much they were worth, and I like business, so I thought I might as well sell some shoes and get some extra profit.
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December 27, 2013 | BY AARON CARTER, Daily News Staff Writer cartera@phillynews.com
JAMAR BRISBON knew he would be here someday. Well, not exactly here per se. Boys' Latin actually had no clue it would play Maritime Charter yesterday at the Gustine Recreation Center until the Constitution Christmas Tournament found a late opening. BL's schedule lost three opponents in 2 days, second-year head coach R.J. McDaniel said, after three teams asked out because of roster and scheduling issues. So, a matchup with Central would have fit until McDaniel was notified on Tuesday that his 3A Division B squad would face 2A Division E Maritime.
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November 9, 2013 | The Inquirer Staff
Emmanuel Sloan doubled as Boys' Latin's leading rusher and shutdown defender Thursday afternoon, as the Warriors rolled at Olney, 20-12, in a nonleague football game. The 5-foot-8 senior ran for 176 yards on 24 carries and also added an interception. Troy Hester, a sophomore quarterback, rushed for 35 yards and threw for 59. He found Damere Gilbert for a 50-yard touchdown in the first quarter and later tacked on two short touchdown rushes. Sultan Johns had a pair of interceptions for Olney, and Kadir Chisholm scored two touchdowns.
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November 8, 2013 | BY AARON CARTER, Daily News Staff Writer cartera@phillynews.com
Rain, cold, mud and wind, ideal conditions for running the football, right? "I don't think so," said Boys' Latin running back Emmanuel Sloan. He should know. With a 24-carry, 176-yard performance in yesterday's 20-12 triumph over Olney, Sloan set the school's single-season rushing record (1,219), which was established by Ben Coulibaly (1,140) in 2011. "Perfect conditions for running the football?" said the 5-6, 185-pound senior running back/defensive back as he clutched the game ball.
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June 12, 2013 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R., Ky.) said in Philadelphia on Monday that he was trying to rally Americans to join a class-action lawsuit against President Obama's controversial telephone and Internet surveillance programs revealed last week. But when asked whether Edward Snowden, the National Security Agency contractor who leaked the existence of the top-secret programs, should be praised or prosecuted, Paul replied, "I don't know if I have an opinion of what exactly you do. " Paul is seen as a 2016 contender for president, and he pounced on the news that the NSA was collecting phone records from millions of Americans and had direct access to user activities at major Internet companies.
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April 24, 2013 | BY TED SILARY, Daily News Staff Writer silaryt@phillynews.com
ANTONIO HARRIS lives on South Ringgold Street, little more than a mile from Citizens Bank Park, and his favorite sport is baseball. So, maybe he can tell some stories about brushes with famous Phillies. Securing an autograph from Ryan Howard. Being tossed a batting-practice ball by Roy Halladay. Dancing on top of the dugout with the Phillie Phanatic. Um, not quite. "My favorite team is the Yankees," Harris said. Yankees?! Seriously?! Should we end this story now?!
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February 13, 2013
Boys' Basketball BICENTENNIAL QUARTERFINALS Church Farm 57, Phil-Mont Christian 18 Holy Ghost Prep 53, Christopher Dock 34 Calvary Christian 64, New Hope-Solebury 42 PA. INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS TOURNAMENT FIRST ROUND Malvern Prep 40, Friends' Central 39 Penn Charter 52, Hill School 51 PIONEER ATH CHAMPIONSHIP Perkiomen Valley 44, Methacton 41 PUBLIC LEAGUE A SEMIFINALS Math, Civics & Sciences 93, Strawberry Mansion...
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December 22, 2012 | By Tim McManus, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A game that featured 26 lead changes came down to a final play as Germantown Academy pulled out a 65-63 win over visiting Sanford (Del.) in a nonleague boys' basketball game Friday. Penn State-bound center Julian Moore blocked a shot at the buzzer to secure the triumph over the defending Delaware state champs. James Drury combined on the stop. Germantown Academy earned the win from the foul line. The Patriots shot 22 for 25 and were perfect in the fourth quarter. Lafayette recruit Nick Linder went 6 for 6 from the line down the stretch as the Patriots nursed a three-point lead they took late in the game.
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December 16, 2012 | By Kate Harman, FOR THE INQUIRER
There might be a lot of things that the La Salle basketball team doesn't want to remember about its first game of the season. Missed free throws, giving up a halftime lead, not having that added vigor in the four minutes of extra time. But that overtime loss to State College a little more than a week ago did more than provide the Explorers with regrets - it also was a learning experience. That experience came in handy Saturday, at Cheltenham's Coaches vs. Cancer tournament, as the Explorers defeated Boys' Latin in overtime, 70-64.
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December 15, 2012 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
A former Strawberry Mansion player himself, coach Matt Johnson gathered his players before Thursday's Public League boys' basketball game. "I said if this was going to be our last home opener, then we better make it count," Johnson said. A few hours after they learned Strawberry Mansion is one of 11 high schools slated for closure at the end of the school year, the Knights rallied in overtime to edge visiting Paul Robeson, 65-64. Donovan Barnes led the way with 27 points, including six in the extra period.
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