February 5, 1998 |
With the start of the NFL free-agency signing period less than a week-and-a-half away, we don't know where Ricky Watters will be playing football next season. But we do know where he probably won't be. While the Eagles continue to be zipper-lipped about whether they have any interest in re-signing the 28-year-old running back, they've given every indication that they don't want him back. As of late last week, they had not spoken at all with Watters's agent, Leigh Steinberg, about a new contract.
May 24, 1996 |
Cherokee's lacrosse team had planned for the season to last longer. The Chiefs brought a new coach and a new attitude into this season, and those factors translated into perhaps the biggest turnaround of any team in South Jersey. The Chiefs improved from 1-13-1 last season to 10-6-1 this year - an eight-game swing. But Cherokee's season came to end when the ninth-seeded Chiefs lost, 13-8, to Lenape, the No. 8 seed, in the state playoffs on Tuesday. It was the first time since 1988 that the Chiefs had been in the playoffs.
December 18, 1997 |
Quarterback Elvis Grbac, out since Nov. 3 with a broken collarbone, apparently will start against New Orleans in the regular-season finale Sunday and take over for Kansas City in the playoffs. Rich Gannon, who in Grbac's absence guided the Chiefs (12-3) to a 5-1 record enabling them to secure home-field advantage, said yesterday "that was the plan. " "If he feels healthy and ready to go, I'm sure he's going to start," said Gannon, a former star at St. Joseph's Prep and the University of Delaware, who took very few snaps in practice.
November 2, 2011 |
The Kansas City Chiefs have been riding a hot streak, courtesy of a few major breaks - a couple of wins over doormats, a shutout of a Raiders team playing without its starting quarterback, and then Monday night's inexplicable fumble by San Diego's Philip Rivers that led to an overtime victory over the Chargers. Voila, a four-game winning streak. Monday's 23-20 overtime win was one for the books, though. The Chiefs (4-3) led all the way, but San Diego had a chance to win in regulation with the ball at the 15-yard line and 48 seconds on the clock.
July 15, 2009 |
Kansas City has not officially named Matt Cassel its starting quarterback, but there can be no doubt now. After praising his leadership and work ethic through spring workouts, the Chiefs announced yesterday they had signed the 27-year-old Cassel to a multiyear contract. Terms were not disclosed, but he will almost certainly be one of the highest-paid members of the team. A lifelong backup until Tom Brady went down with a season-ending knee injury last September, Cassel was obtained from New England during the offseason along with linebacker Mike Vrabel.
February 23, 1998 |
The Inquirer's top-ranked girls' basketball teams in the area, No. 1 Mount St. Joseph and No. 2 Cheltenham, will meet for a second time this season Wednesday in a District 1 Class AAAA semifinal. In their first meeting, the Chiefs stormed out to a 28-13 lead and topped the Panthers by 47-32 in the Cheltenham Christmas Tournament final. Mount St. Joseph senior Lauren St. Clair had 14 points, 15 rebounds and 12 blocked shots. The 32 points were a season low for the Panthers. The Panthers (25-2)
October 20, 1998 |
Mount St. Joseph coach Barb Poli is hoping her team's letdown is over. The Chiefs (11-2-1) were unbeaten heading into Thursday's field hockey game at Sacred Heart but lost, 1-0, and then fell Saturday in a nonleague contest against Pennsbury, also by 1-0. The Sacred Heart game meant nothing in the Catholic Academies standings. The Chiefs already had clinched the regular-season title with a 2-1 win Oct. 13 over defending champion Villa Maria. The league playoffs begin today, with the Chiefs (8-1-1 league)
March 15, 1996 |
Brandi Butler, Katie Chapman, Natalie Kreter and Stephanie Pavlick have been friends, teammates and rivals. Tonight, the battle lines will be drawn once again for the four, when Cheltenham faces Mount St. Joseph in a Class AAAA state girls' basketball quarterfinal. The four have been teammates on Amateur Athletic Union teams. During the high school season, Butler starts at guard for Cheltenham, and Pavlick and Chapman start at guard and Kreter at center for Mount St. Joseph. All except Chapman are seniors, so at least one player will be playing her final game in the 7 p.m. matchup at Colonial Elementary School, adjacent to Plymouth-Whitemarsh High.
December 18, 2009 |
In the hallways of Cherokee High, senior Willis Nicholson doesn't stand out. Among his teammates, Nicholson doesn't stand out in his practice gear. The 5-8 point guard doesn't garner instant attention among the nine seniors on the Chiefs' roster. He tends to melt into the group and appears almost a bit shy. But give Nicholson a basketball and things quickly change. "There's a reason we changed so much on Jan. 31 last year," coach Ron Powell said. "That was when we got him into the lineup [he transferred from Prep Charter]
February 9, 2004 |
Cherokee could be a team to watch in the Group 4 boys' basketball playoffs, especially if a new addition is able to jell quickly with the team in the postseason. The Chiefs (10-8) will get the services of 6-foot-4 swingman Bilal Benn for the playoffs after he becomes eligible Feb. 29. Benn transferred from Philadelphia's Cardinal Dougherty, ranked No. 1 in Southeastern Pennsylvania by The Inquirer. He recently was dismissed from the school, and Dougherty coach Mark Heimerdinger would not disclose the reason.