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NEWS
May 30, 2015 | By Mark Whited, Inquirer Staff Writer
Carly Jensen hit a go-ahead home run in the sixth inning, and St. Basil beat Christopher Dock , 4-3, in the District 1 Class AA softball final at Upper Dublin. It was the second straight year St. Basil has defeated Dock for the title. Abby Carter was 2 for 3 with a run scored and two stolen bases. Nichole Eberhard stuck out two in a complete-game effort. District 1 Class A Softball Final Olivia D'Emidio had four hits, including two doubles, three RBIs, and two runs to power Bristol to its fifth straight title with a 16-0 defeat of Friends Select at Pennsbury.
SPORTS
May 26, 2015 | By Jesse Dougherty, Inquirer Staff Writer
Every time a Maryland player ran at the empty net, the crowd noise crescendoed. But the Terrapins didn't want to score. Instead each player passed up surefire goals to drain the last 3 minutes, 2 seconds off the clock and beat North Carolina, 9-8, in the national championship at PPL Park on Sunday night. After the Terrapins ran the Tar Heels ragged for the last three minutes, their reserves and coaches streamed onto the field to celebrate the program's second straight NCAA title, and its 12th all-time.
NEWS
May 25, 2015 | By Nick Carroll, Inquirer Staff Writer
Luke Petela was more than 2,500 meters into his 3,200-meter race Saturday when he looked over his right shoulder. The Haddon Township senior wasn't checking to see how far the nearest competitor was behind him. He already knew. Petela turned to teammate Owen Long, who had stayed within a stride of him from the start. The two confirmed they would flip spots to take the wind off Petela. Long eventually told Petela to take the win, his third South Jersey Group 1 victory of the weekend at Egg Harbor Township.
NEWS
May 25, 2015 | By Aaron Carter, Inquirer Staff Writer
If this were a Hollywood production, the scene would have been scored with slow yet inspirational music that built toward a stirring crescendo. This, however, was Shippensburg University. But the PIAA Track and Field Championships still had everything a movie needed Saturday, complete with a slow clap as Saahir Bethea prepared for his final attempt in the long jump. The Cheltenham senior had faulted on his first two tries, so everything was on the line as he strode toward the pit. "It was just 'spotlight on me,' " Bethea said.
NEWS
May 22, 2015 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
Camden Catholic vs. St. Augustine Prep in the South A championship game in football at Rowan University? St. Joseph vs. Holy Cross in the South B title game at the same site, on the same night? Several coaches of South Jersey non-public football teams believe those games could be a reality under their proposal to change the current playoff system. With so much uncertainty about the future for non-public schools in the sport, the coaches are advocating a return to South Jersey championships, with a focus on strengthening rivalries, limiting travel and building fan interest.
SPORTS
May 6, 2015 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Rutgers-Camden may not have the same bucolic, rural location as most of the other 40 schools entered in next week's NCAA Division III men's golf championships, but coach Bob Cardea knows his team will compete as hard as any of them. The Scarlet Raptors earned their third straight NCAA berth, and fifth in the last seven years, by winning the North Eastern Athletic Conference title last month by an eye-popping 36 strokes. It's a team that Cardea has built with local players; his top five all are from South Jersey.
SPORTS
April 27, 2015 | By Evan Cross, Inquirer Staff Writer
Christian Brissett and Kyle Davis aren't used to running from behind. Cheltenham's team of Cordell Richardson, Brissett, Davis, and John Lewis won the Penn Relays Suburban American 4x400-meter relay with a time of 3 minutes, 15.86 seconds, winning by more than six seconds. In a race with 44 runners, the Panthers had four of the top seven splits. That win qualified them for the 4x400 Championship of America, in which they finished fifth (out of seven teams) and ran a 3:15.39, a record for the team.
SPORTS
April 18, 2015
Flyers forwards Brayden Schenn and Sean Couturier were added to Canada's roster Thursday for the IIHF world championships in Prague, Czech Republic. They will join teammate Claude Giroux on Team Canada, which starts play May 1 against Latvia. Edmonton Oilers forward Ryan Nugent-Hopkins withdrew from Team Canada because his fractured right foot needs more time to heal. - Sam Carchidi
NEWS
April 17, 2015 | By Kristen A. Graham, Inquirer Staff Writer
A caller awaited Central High School's principal when he arrived at school Wednesday: Mayor Nutter. The city's chief executive, it turns out, had read an Inquirer story detailing the plight of Central's RoboLancers, the student-led robotics program. The team recently won the organization's top honor and a pass to its world championship in St. Louis next week - but needed $35,000 to get there. "He told me it was important for us to be at Worlds," principal Timothy McKenna said. "He said he was going to make calls on our behalf.
SPORTS
March 21, 2015 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
A.J. Timbers is lights out from three-point land. Alisha Kebbe has a penchant for rebounding and a tendency to be clutch in big games. Then there's Kamiah Smalls, the spark plug off the bench. Their names may not be Ciani or Sianni - Neumann-Goretti's headline-grabbing backcourt duo of Cryor and Martin - but this unsung trio of guards help power the Saints. They will look to continue that Friday at noon, when Neumann-Goretti (30-0) gets a rematch in the PIAA Class AA final against Seton-La Salle.
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