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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.
SPORTS
March 17, 2015 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
PISCATAWAY, N.J. - It was 32 minutes that validated four years. Paulsboro's seniors didn't just put a cherry on the top of their careers in Sunday's state championship game. They emptied the whole jar, squirted the entire can of whipped cream and poured out the complete container of sprinkles. "It's like a dream," senior Saleem Little said after Paulsboro's 78-48 victory over University in the Group 1 state title game Sunday at Rutgers University. Little generated 13 points and 12 rebounds and seniors Theo Holloway and Brandon Hamilton each scored 20 for Paulsboro (30-2)
SPORTS
March 16, 2015 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW YORK - Jay Wright always liked talking about the only Villanova team to win a Big East tournament championship, knowing the 1994-95 group led by Kerry Kittles, Alvin Williams, and Jason Lawson held a special place in the annals of the Wildcats' basketball program. Twenty years later, a second Villanova team has joined the '95 group in the same history-making moment. The Wildcats jumped on Xavier right away, led by 16 points in the first half, and never allowed the Musketeers to mount a rally Saturday night.
SPORTS
March 13, 2015 | The Inquirer Staff
Villa Maria Academy took charge during the first day of the PIAA Class AA Swimming and Diving Championships Wednesday at Bucknell University. The Hurricanes' 200-yard medley (Emily Cornell, Katelyn Chick, Olivia Giampietro, Julie Dobson) and 200 freestyle relay (Maura McManus, Giampietro, Cornell, Dobson) finished first as the team accumulated 153 points. Second-place Fairview has 77. Villa Joseph Marie senior Alexa Fabbri placed first in the girls' 100 butterfly with a time of 55.04 seconds.
SPORTS
March 9, 2015 | The Inquirer Staff
Matt Correnti is one win away from finishing off a perfect season for Holy Cross. The 195-pound junior won his 42d match of the season Saturday. He topped Danny DiLorenzi of Bergen Catholic, 4-2, in the semifinals of the NJSIAA Wrestling Championships at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. The unbeaten Correnti won both the District 26 and Region 7 tournaments. One more victory will bring him his first state championship. Correnti will face off against another wrestler with a 42-0 record, Keansburg's Tyree Sutton, in the state final on Sunday.
SPORTS
March 6, 2015 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
The 2018 BMW Championship, a playoff event on the PGA Tour, is on its way to Aronimink Golf Club after the club's membership voted unanimously Wednesday to approve hosting the tournament. While there are no dates set as yet for the tournament, it traditionally has been the penultimate event of the tour's FedEx Cup playoffs in mid-September. The top 70 players in the FedEx Cup standings compete in the tournament. The contestants who are in the top 30 of the standings at the conclusion of the event move on to the season-ending Tour Championship, which will pay the Cup champion $10 million this year.
SPORTS
March 4, 2015 | For The Inquirer
Harrah's Philadelphia leading driver Tim Tetrick finished third in the World Driving Championship, which concluded Sunday at Tabcorp Park Menangle in Australia. Tetrick, who represented the U.S. in the 10-driver competition and was making his first trip to the WDC, won three of the 20 races in the series. New Zealand's Dexter Dunn won the championship, followed by France's Tony LeBeller. Finland's Mika Forss was fourth and Canada's Jody Jamieson fifth.
SPORTS
February 27, 2015
CLEARWATER, Fla. - It was Halloween and your world was collapsing around you: AIG and Citigroup toppling, your stocks and houses and wages deflating like air from a balloon that somebody had forgotten to tie, a balloon that was now darting around the room in flatulent loopty loops, the country clinging to its surface, powerless to resist the momentum pent up inside. This was the best day of your lives, in the best month of your lives, in a year you've spent the previous 7 yearning for. You swore it as you felt the morning sun stream through the skyscrapers, bathing you in slats of light, and you swore it as you watched the darkness drop like a curtain, the beer still glowing, the streets still swamped with mobs of red, one last night to soak it in, one more ibuprofen morning to greet without regret.
SPORTS
February 26, 2015 | For The Inquirer
Tim Tetrick, Harrah's Philadelphia's top harness racing driver, picked up two wins in seven races Tuesday as harness racing's World Driving Championship visited Wagga Wagga in Australia. Tetrick, a six-time driving champion at Harrah's and four-time U.S. Driver of the Year, is in second place through 12 of 20 races in the competition. New Zealand's Dexter Dun won three races Tuesday to move into first place with 111 points. Tetrick has 97 points followed by France's Tony LeBeller with 91 points.
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