February 5, 2014 |
NEW YORK - What were the lessons of Super Bowl XLVIII for the Eagles? It's kind of hard to ignore the fact that the Seattle Seahawks are young and deep and aren't going anywhere as an NFC power. Yeah, it's been 9 years since an NFL champion repeated, but Seattle looms as a huge obstacle in Chip Kelly's path, next season and beyond. The 43-8 Super Bowl dismemberment of the Denver Broncos and the league's No. 1 all-time offense seemed to underscore that the NFC is where the power is these days, especially the NFC West, where San Francisco nearly defeated the Seahawks in the NFC Championship Game, and Arizona missed the playoffs at 10-6.
January 14, 2014 |
BOSTON - Jeremy Abbott stayed on his feet Sunday throughout a challenging, jump-loaded free skate that won him a fourth national championship. Seconds afterward, though, his national career over, his second Olympics looming, he slumped to the TD Garden ice, cupped his face in his hands, and bawled. Abbott's long program, filled with more difficult jumps and elements than his competitors', was topped only by runner-up Jason Brown's. But his combined score of 274.27 beat the teenager's by more than four points.
December 15, 2013 |
THE PIAA HAS rescheduled its Class AA and AAAA football championships from today to tomorrow due to the threat of inclement weather. Imhotep will now face South Fayette at 1 p.m. in the AA final, while St. Joseph's Prep will take on Pittsburgh Central Catholic at 6 p.m for the AAAA crown. Last night's Archbishop Wood Class AAA title game went on as scheduled at 7 o'clock against Harrisburg's Bishop McDevitt from Hershey Park Stadium. Snowstorms earlier in the week have already made preparations difficult for City Leagues' Schools.
December 13, 2013 |
NCAA lacrosse is becoming a fixture in the Philadelphia area. The 2015 and 2016 men's championships will be played at Lincoln Financial Field, the NCAA announced Wednesday. The NCAA women's championships in 2015 and 2016 will be played at PPL Park in Chester. The Philadelphia area has hosted 14 NCAA lacrosse championships. In the 2013 men's final, Duke beat Syracuse, 16-10, at the Linc. In the women's final, North Carolina outlasted Maryland, 13-12, in triple overtime at Villanova Stadium.
December 10, 2013 |
RUTGERS-CAMDEN lost in the championship game of Division III men's soccer tournament on Saturday night. The Scarlet Raptors fell to Messiah, 2-1, in double-overtime in San Antonio. It was Messiah's fourth NCAA title in 5 years and 10th overall. Rutgers-Camden senior defender Taylor McGrory scored in the 79th minute. Tim Oswald, in his eighth season as head coach of Rutgers-Camden, guided the Scarlet Raptors to their first semifinal and championship games. "It was a great recap of a tremendous season," said Oswald, whose team finished 23-1-2.
December 10, 2013 |
Call it White Jersey Weekend. Call it a lesson in the value of perseverance, too. There were five South Jersey championship football games at Rowan and the lower-seeded, white-jersey-wearing team won all five - Cherokee in Group 5, Glassboro in Group 1, Haddonfield in Group 2, Delsea in Group 3, and Shawnee in Group 4. The first four were lopsided with the "visitors" winning by a combined score of 134-9. The last game was a near-classic, as sixth-seeded Shawnee beat top-seeded and two-time defending champion Timber Creek by 31-22 in the nightcap of a long day of football at Richard Wackar Stadium.
December 1, 2013 |
It's fourth and goal for state championship football. The NJSIAA's general membership will vote Monday on a proposal to allow public schools to play for state championships for the first time in New Jersey state history. "I'm optimistic," said NJSIAA associate director Jack DuBois, who oversees football for the organization that governs high school sports in New Jersey. A two-thirdS majority of the votes cast during the NJSIAA's general membership meeting Monday at the Pines Manor in Edison is needed to remove one sentence from Article IX of the NJSIAA's constitution: "No state championships shall be awarded in football.
November 18, 2013 |
HERSHEY, Pa. - The road to the state championship was sweet, and not only because it ended in Hershey. Holy Ghost Prep, going from cold start to gold finish, won the PIAA Class AA state boys' soccer title Saturday, as Matt Crawford's overtime goal gave the Firebirds a 1-0 victory over West Allegheny at Hersheypark Stadium. That capped a season marked by early injuries, an opening three-game losing streak, and a lineup that included guys in positions they had never played. The Firebirds, though, closed by winning both the district and state crowns.
November 15, 2013 |
ROBBINSVILLE, N.J. - Jack DuBois believes most New Jersey high school football fans would love to see how a proposed new playoff system for public schools would end: with championship games featuring some of the best teams in the state. But DuBois, an NJSIAA associate director, knows that it's how such a format would occasionally begin that has caused some consternation: with the season opening on Labor Day weekend. "That's where the resistance lies - Labor Day," DuBois said after the NJSIAA monthly meeting Wednesday at its headquarters in Robbinsville.
November 11, 2013 |
Frankford football coach Will Doggett did not hesitate when asked to name the catalyst of this year's squad. "Marquise Poston," he said. "As far as I'm concerned, he's the most valuable player of the league. He plays quarterback for us, he's our starting outside linebacker, and he'll even jump in there on special teams. " Saturday evening at Northeast, with another solid all-around effort from Poston, the Pioneers overcame a slow start and muffled George Washington, 30-3, to claim their second straight Public League Class AAAA championship.