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October 15, 1990 | By Beth Onufrak, Special to The Inquirer
An already wounded George School football team took some tough knocks from Pennington (N.J.) in a 40-0 loss Saturday. "This has to be one of our least successful afternoons," said Cougars coach John Gleeson. "We've had some rough going, and we can't excuse it all to injuries, though we've had tough times with those. " The visiting Cougars (0-3) lost their fifth starter to injury since the season began. Senior running back Joel Wennik, the team's leading rusher and scorer from last year, took a helmet hit in his side and left the game at halftime.
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March 2, 1987 | By Paul Baker, Special to The Inquirer
The Springfield Cougars aren't roaring about any more victories this year, after losing, 43-41, to the Great Valley Patriots Wednesday night in the first round of the District 1 Class AAA semifinals. The Cougars hail from the Central League, the Patriots from the Ches-Mont League. The Cougars (6-12 league, 8-17 overall) and the Patriots (7-5 league, 15-10 overall) each displayed strong defenses throughout the game, but it was the Patriots' better shooting percentage in the fourth quarter that proved to be the clincher.
NEWS
February 16, 1989 | By Gus Ostrum, Special to The Inquirer
Akiba Hebrew's basketball team continued its mastery over visiting Woodlynde School on Tuesday afternoon, and Cougars' coach Steve Gittleman cited a solid defensive effort for the victory. The Cougars dumped Woodlynde, 71-38, in a Tri-County League game for their second win over the Warriors this season and ran their overall record to 10-12 and 9-3 in the league. "We played excellent pressure defense," Gittleman said. "Once we started pressing them, they weren't able to stay with us. Good defense has helped us out in all of our wins this year.
NEWS
December 15, 1986 | By Marian Uhlman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Springfield coach Skip Werley saw his Cougars lose Saturday to a team led by someone he likes very much. His kid brother, Ralph. It was the younger Werley's Pottsgrove Falcons that came up on top, 60-52, in a nonleague basketball game. "Besides being my brother, he is also a good friend," said Skip Werley. The teams last met in the quarterfinals of the PIAA Class AAA District 1 playoffs last season. Springfield won, advancing to the semifinals before being knocked out. So the brothers decided to meet on the basketball court again.
NEWS
December 11, 1988 | By Gus Ostrum, Special to The Inquirer
Cherry Hill East may possess South Jersey's most deadly outside shooting attack, and coach John Valore is hoping his Cougars will ride that ability to a winning season. East senior guard Glenn Foley is the trigger man in the Cougars' outside game. He led the state in 3-point field goals last season, connecting on 109 in 251 attempts (43 percent). Point guard Dan Karbach and guard Floyd Lewis are also potent shooters in an offensive system that features three guards and two forwards.
NEWS
December 13, 1987 | By Gus Ostrum, Special to The Inquirer
Cherry Hill East boys' basketball coach John Valore is counting on his Cougars to make big strides this season. And with three starters and a host of experienced players on the roster, the Cougars have a solid chance at enjoying a winning campaign. "How good we will be will depend on the level of intensity these players put forth," said Valore, who is entering his 12th season as East's coach. "They need to improve their intensity over last season and play better defense in order for us to show some improvement.
NEWS
January 10, 1989 | By Frank Lawlor, Special to The Inquirer
The Springfield Cougars entered the basketball season shouldering some high expectations from their Central League co-championship last year and the return of high scorers George Pendergrass and Greg Jefferson. But Springfield's first month was riddled with four nonleague losses in six tries - and question marks began to pop up. A 69-63 win Saturday at Marple Newtown did little to erase those questions, but coach Skip Werley is hoping the victory sparks some momentum for his team.
NEWS
April 10, 1989 | By Edward Kracz, Special to The Inquirer
There have been more successful debuts than the one Upper Darby pitcher John Karolyi endured on Friday afternoon in the rain at Springfield High School. But Karolyi's unspectacular outing did not dampen Royals coach Ray Niemiec's outlook on someone he hopes will be an integral member of his pitching staff before the season ends. Springfield stroked seven hits off Karolyi in five innings on its way to a 10-3 triumph over Upper Darby in a Central League game played before a smattering of people huddling under umbrellas.
NEWS
January 12, 1989 | By Gus Ostrum, Special to The Inquirer
Akiba Hebrew's basketball team received a double dose of bad news from host Swarthmore Academy on Tuesday afternoon in a Tri-County League game. First, the Cougars were swamped by Swarthmore, 74-40, and second, they suffered a key loss when junior forward Josh Kern went down with an ankle injury. Akiba, however, claimed an easy 75-40 Tri-County victory over Kimberton Farms on Monday afternoon to salvage a 1-1 week. The struggling Cougars now have a 3-7 overall record. At the outset of the loss to the Knights, Kern was forced to leave with an injured left ankle.
NEWS
September 12, 1988 | By Larry Borska, Special to The Inquirer
After returning only four starters from last year's team, Springfield football coach Rick Taylor was hoping his young squad would begin to learn to play together as a unit in its season-opener at Unionville on Saturday. The Cougars certainly learned a lot. In fact, they taught Unionville a lesson, jelling as the game went on and whipping the hapless Indians, 32-0. Springfield not only outscored the Indians, it held the advantage in every significant statistical category, including rushing yards (253-81)
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June 13, 2016 | By Aaron Carter, STAFF WRITER
The Springfield Delco lacrosse season nearly ended before it ever truly began. At 1-5 in April, the Cougars could have devolved into finger-pointing, blame-shifting, and chaos. Instead, the season ended with the school's first boys' state lacrosse championship since 1992. Saturday afternoon at West Chester East, Springfield Delco held off an at times shorthanded and disjointed La Salle squad, 4-3. "A dream come true," said senior attacker Mike Gerzabek, who led all scorers with three goals.
SPORTS
June 12, 2016 | By Aaron Carter, STAFF WRITER
Springfield Delco goaltender James Spence has grown up with no shortage of willing shooters to help develop his skill set. Perhaps that is why the junior Lehigh recruit has helped the Cougars advance to the PIAA boys' lacrosse championship for the first time since 1992. The threat of inclement weather has pushed Saturday's girls' finale between Radnor and Conestoga to 10 a.m. at West Chester East. In Game 2, Spence will lead the Cougars against Catholic League champion La Salle.
SPORTS
June 9, 2016 | By Aaron Carter, STAFF WRITER
Thrillers abounded at Penncrest on Tuesday as Radnor's girls and Springfield Delco's boys teams earned bids to their PIAA championship games. In Game 1, Radnor (20-6) rallied after an 8-2 deficit to knock off two-time defending champion Garnet Valley, 10-9. In the nightcap, the Cougars (20-7) scored the game's last five goals and held off Strath Haven, 8-5, thanks in large part to the stingy goaltending of junior James Spence. "I've been working all my life for this," said Spence, who finished with 11 saves.
SPORTS
May 12, 2016 | By Aaron Carter, STAFF WRITER
A goaltender's confidence isn't something that can waver when the opposition has a breakaway opportunity late in a lacrosse game. Just a sophomore, Harriton goalie Devin McClain struggled with her confidence earlier in the season. Tuesday afternoon against host Springfield (Delco), however, McClain's poise under pressure helped the Rams to an 8-5 upset victory. "I think this was definitely a confidence booster for us," said McClain, who finished with 13 saves. "It's something we really needed going into the rest of the season.
SPORTS
April 15, 2016 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
As the nine-hole hitter for the Springfield (Delco) softball team, Kaylee Lennon usually walks to the plate with her teammates already on base. Which means it's the leftfielder's job to move them or help them across the plate. In the bottom of the third inning Wednesday, Lennon experienced that familiar feeling as she walked to the batter's box with Hannah Sweeney on second base. It was a scoreless game and Lennon got the bunt sign from coach Todd Odgers. She knew that laying it down just right was critical to get her team going.
SPORTS
February 26, 2016 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
Aryah Aungst's first trey put her Downingtown East girls' basketball team up six to end the first quarter. Her second three opened the second and extended the Cougars' lead to nine. The third occurred roughly four minutes later, making the contest one with an 11-point margin. The first trey may not have been a dagger. Nor the second. But, combined, the senior guard's first-half shooting performance helped the Cougars beat Central Bucks South in a District 1 Class 4A semifinal, 57-47, Wednesday night.
SPORTS
February 23, 2016 | By Kevin Long, For The Inquirer
HOUSTON - Among the many reasons the Houston Chamber of Commerce uses to encourage travel to its city, "long-term memory" is not listed, but it's one the Temple Owls used to their advantage Sunday night as they beat Houston, 69-66. The win helped ease the memory of a 27-point thumping the Cougars gave the Owls earlier this season, as well as the memory of a disastrous Texas road trip last year that probably cost the Owls a chance at the NCAA tournament. "Of course, that was on all of our minds," said Temple forward Obi Enechionyia, who led all scorers with a career-high 26 points.
SPORTS
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Temple at Houston Wednesday, 7 p.m., Hofheinz Pavilion, Houston, Texas. TV/Radio: ESPNEWS/WPHT-AM (1210). Records: Temple , 16-9 overall, 10-3 American Athletic Conference; Houston, 19-7, 9-5. On Temple: The Owls will attempt to rebound from Wednesday's 83-67 loss to No. 1 Villanova at the Liacouras Center. Temple's worst loss of the season came against Houston, 77-50, at home on Jan. 2. On Houston: The Cougars are among the most improved teams in the country after going 13-19 last season.
SPORTS
February 21, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
The beginning of this season was similar to the end of the last two for Cherry Hill East's boys' basketball team, but that admittedly might have caused a false sense of security. The Cougars are the two-time defending South Jersey Group 4 champions, the first two sectional titles in the school's 48-year history, and despite losing three starters to graduation, the winning tradition seemed to pass on. East opened the season 6-0. "I think we took winning for granted," said coach Dave Allen.
SPORTS
January 30, 2016 | By Aaron Carter, Staff Writer
Antwuan Butler had perhaps the worst seat in the house moments after his game-winning three-pointer splashed in and gave Del-Val Charter a 64-63 victory Thursday night against visiting Martin Luther King. The 6-foot sophomore guard hit the ground after releasing a heavily contested, step-back three on the right wing opposite Del-Val's bench. Flat on his back with his vision somewhat obscured, Butler still managed a peek as the ball swished through the net. His first thought: "Did I really make it?"
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