November 9, 2012
THE NINTH class of the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame was inducted on Thursday night. It is a legendary list, as always: * Dan Baker, winner of the Legacy of Excellence award: Baker has been the Phillies' public-address announcer for 40 years and the Eagles' public-address announcer since 1985. * Debbie Black: Saint Joseph's all-time leader in steals and assists. Led Hawks to two Big 5 titles and an Atlantic 10 title. * Johnny Callison: Four-time All-Star who was MVP of the 1964 All-Star Game and runner-up for NL MVP award.
October 23, 2012 |
Wissahickon's Jalen Griffin shot a par 71 on Monday afternoon to finish tied for first after the first day of the PIAA individual championships at Heritage Hills Golf Resort in York. The junior birdied twice on the front nine to get off to a strong start. Holy Ghost Prep's Steve Cerbara and Reilly Erhardt each shot a 74 to tie for eighth place. Soccer Ryan Murdoch scored off a free kick from Shane Holmes to lift MaST Charter at Faith Christian, 2-1, in overtime. Holmes tied the game in the second half.
June 9, 2012
At the beginning of the video the Oklahoma City Thunder play before their starting lineups are announced, there's a message on the scoreboard that reads: "Resiliency. It defines our team. " That was especially true during the Thunder's comeback from an 18-point deficit Wednesday night to beat the visiting San Antonio Spurs, 107-99, and clinch a spot in the NBA Finals. But that was only the final step in a remarkable turnaround. It was only three seasons ago that Oklahoma City's new team was 3-29 and just hoping to avoid the worst record in NBA history.
February 19, 2012 |
How does a team judge success? We chronicle the teams, with the ones that earn championships most prominently mentioned, and rightly so. Achieving any title, whether it's conference, South Jersey, or state, takes talent, toughness, cohesion, and sometimes a little luck. Yet we often forget that while only a select few win titles, the rest are putting in heavy hours in attempting to be competitive. Which brings us to the Cherry Hill West boys' basketball team. The Lions (12-12)
February 27, 2012 |
THERE SEEMS TO BE a shift of power going on in Public League girls' basketball. Central dominated the league in the first decade of the 2000s with a run of league championships between 2002-07, plus the '09 and '10 titles. But entering the current decade, Prep Charter, which entered the league only 4 years ago, has emerged as the league power. The Lady Huskies have appeared in the past four Public League championships games and have won the past two. Their most recent was a 70-34 trouncing of Central on Saturday at Community College of Philadelphia.
April 3, 1996 |
It's one week into the outdoor track season, but Dan McKay already has made a statement. The Hatboro-Horsham junior surprised a lot of people, including himself, with victories in the 1,600 and 3,200 meters Saturday at the Pennsylvania Track Coaches Classic in Coatesville. But maybe it shouldn't have been such a surprise. McKay has been one of the more consistent distance runners since the start of the cross-country season last fall. "He had a real good indoor season, and that shocked us," coach Bob Ayton said.
November 2, 2012 |
WHEN DOUG Collins decided to take over as head coach of the 76ers before the 2010-11 season, he didn't speak wildly about winning NBA championships. Instead, he relayed that his plan was to build the organization back to prominence. Late Wednesday night, the organization revealed the foundation of that building process when it signed 22-year-old point guard Jrue Holiday to a 4-year contract extension worth a base salary of close to $41 million, with incentives that could bolster it toward $46 million.
September 17, 1999 |
Dallas Cowboys fullback Daryl Johnston will miss the rest of the season because of further neck problems related to 1997 surgery on a herniated disc. Johnston, 33, conceded the latest problem, discovered in tests Wednesday, could end his career. "It is going to be a tough decision," he said. "That will be considered at the end of the season. . .The strange thing is I thought after making it through last season, I'd be OK. " Johnston had surgery six weeks into the 1997 season to fuse two vertebrae in the neck.
September 16, 1997 |
Aaron Thomas has done the pyramids and the Sphinx. He has ridden a boat on the Nile. He has stayed at swanky hotels in Alexandria. Just don't remind him of the cuisine the Downingtown junior had to stomach in two trips to Egypt this summer with the United States' under-17 national soccer team. "The food was horrible," said Thomas with a recollection of queasiness. "We ate the same thing over and over again: rice and chicken. And the chicken was probably camel meat or llama meat, we didn't even know.