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October 19, 2014 | By Tim McManus, Inquirer Staff Writer
Bill Wasylenko never set out to become the archivist for the La Salle football team. He never expected to have much to do with La Salle at all after graduating in 1969. When he went to a football game at Plymouth Whitemarsh with his two young sons on Labor Day weekend of 2001, it was the first time he had seen the Explorers play in more than 30 years. He was almost fearful he'd run into some of his old classmates. Then the team came to the sidelines, the band played the alma mater, and "all of a sudden, warm feelings came back," Wasylenko said.
NEWS
March 2, 1987 | By Kurt Pfitzer, Special to The Inquirer
La Salle lost its hopes for qualifying for the Catholic League North Division playoffs yesterday when it lost a hard-fought, 61-58, decision to host Bishop Kenrick. The two teams played evenly throughout the game. The Explorers outscored the Knights by 13 points in the second quarter, and the Knights came back to outscore La Salle in the third quarter. The loss dropped La Salle's league record to 8-8 and its overall record to 12-13. Kenrick improved its league record to 10-6.
SPORTS
December 28, 1995 | By Eric Davis, FOR THE INQUIRER
La Salle fought back from a horrendous first half to trail by just one in the closing minutes of last night's game with Texas-El Paso, but the Miners hung on to win, 69-62, in the opening game of the Sun Carnival Classic. "I thought we had them back on their heels, and I thought we had an opportunity to win it," coach Speedy Morris said. "But to their credit, UTEP kept their composure. " The Explorers (2-7), who had trailed by 14 points at the half, closed the gap 59-58 on a basket and free throw from Romaine Haywood with 2 minutes, 28 seconds left.
SPORTS
October 6, 2011
The La Salle women's soccer team drew the No. 25 ranking in the Soccer America poll this week. It's the first-ever appearance in the national rankings for the Explorers, who are the only Division I team in the nation - men or women - not to have allowed a goal this season. La Salle goes into Friday's home game against No. 19 Dayton (7 p.m.) with a 10-0-1 record. The Explorers received votes in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America national poll for the second straight week and remain third in the Mid-Atlantic region.
NEWS
January 16, 1989 | By Gwen Knapp, Inquirer Staff Writer
La Salle erased two ugly memories with its 66-60 victory at North Catholic yesterday. One recalled a game that had taken place less than 48 hours earlier. The other was ancient history, a specter more than 10 months old. A 50-29 loss to Bishop McDevitt on Friday night had embarrassed the Explorers. La Salle scored just 16 points in the first three quarters, and coach Marty Jackson inserted underclassmen from the junior varsity for the last 10 minutes. At practice the next day, Jackson rolled the tape from last March's 60-48 playoff defeat at North Catholic.
NEWS
October 21, 1991 | By Beth Onufrak, Special to The Inquirer
La Salle muscled its way past a banged-up Bishop Egan team Saturday for a 41-0 rout in Catholic League play. The Explorers stand at the top of the league's Northern Division at 3-0-1 and 6-0-1 overall. The Eagles hold down the other end of the division at 0-4 and 1-5. "Egan is really banged up, and that has everything to do with everything," Explorers coach Joe Colistra said. "We played well when we had to, I guess you'd say. It was an even game early on, but let's face it, Egan is banged up. " The Eagles had three first-half turnovers, but they managed to hold the Explorers to just a 14-0 lead after touchdown runs by Max Guevara and Bill Tatar.
SPORTS
December 20, 2007 | BY THE INQUIRER STAFF
Eight Explorers scored in double figures yesterday as La Salle opened the San Juan Shootout with a 117-86 rout of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez at Mario Morales Coliseum. La Salle (4-4) had its highest scoring output since a 120-88 victory over Iona on Jan. 4, 1992. Freshmen Jerrell Williams (20 points) and Kyle Griffin (16) posted career highs to lead the winners. Griffin hit 5 of 7 shots, including four three-pointers. Omar Velasquez sank a three-pointer for Mayaguez (1-9) to cut the La Salle lead to 54-50 with 19 minutes, 19 seconds to play, but Rodney Green hit a layup and Darnell Harris added a three-pointer to pad the Explorers' advantage.
SPORTS
December 30, 1999 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Rasual Butler and Julian Blanks combined for 26 points last night, but they were unable to lift La Salle to a first-round victory in the Cable Car Classic in San Jose, Calif. The Explorers fell to Butler, 43-36, in front of 2,588 at San Jose Arena. The Bulldogs held the Explorers to their lowest point total in school history. La Salle lost to Evansville, 63-41, on Feb. 11, 1993, in its previous low. La Salle forged a 23-20 halftime lead over the Bulldogs, but managed only 13 second-half points as the team hit just 5 of 28 shots from the field.
SPORTS
September 15, 2002 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Melvin Bryant set a school record with a 99-yard kickoff return, but La Salle couldn't sustain an offense yesterday and lost to visiting Fairfield, 25-14, at McCarthy Stadium. La Salle fell to 0-2; Fairfield improved to 1-1. The game was the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference opener for both teams. Fairfield's defense held the Explorers to one first down in the second half and minus-1 yard rushing for the game. The Stags' Rishawd Watson ran for 130 yards and two touchdowns, while Andrew Turf caught 11 passes for 136 yards.
NEWS
February 20, 1989 | By Bill Iezzi, Special to The Inquirer
With only two games remaining in the regular season, La Salle is capturing the must-win contests to stay in the Catholic League Northern Division playoff picture. Yesterday at Bishop Egan, the Explorers (10-4 league, 15-8 overall) unleashed a balanced attack to ground the Eagles (3-11, 6-17) by 71-50. And on Friday, La Salle routed North Catholic (7-7, 10-12) by 74-54. In both contests, the Explorers had four players in double figures. Against Egan, senior center Mark Fitzgerald led with 19 points.
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October 19, 2014 | By Tim McManus, Inquirer Staff Writer
Bill Wasylenko never set out to become the archivist for the La Salle football team. He never expected to have much to do with La Salle at all after graduating in 1969. When he went to a football game at Plymouth Whitemarsh with his two young sons on Labor Day weekend of 2001, it was the first time he had seen the Explorers play in more than 30 years. He was almost fearful he'd run into some of his old classmates. Then the team came to the sidelines, the band played the alma mater, and "all of a sudden, warm feelings came back," Wasylenko said.
NEWS
October 17, 2014 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
Barbara Solem wrote the book she wanted to read about the pioneering South Jersey settlement where industry made history. Batsto Village: Jewel of the Pines (Plexus Publishing) is the author's lively chronicle of an unusual company town, later a gentleman's farm and, more recently, a visitor destination, in Wharton State Forest. While a number of local histories include chapters about Batsto, Solem's is the first commercially published, book-length treatment of a subject that has long fascinated her. "I love research.
SPORTS
October 16, 2014 | BY DICK JERARDI, Daily News Staff Writer jerardd@phillynews.com
BROOKLYN - A year ago at Atlantic 10 Media Day, La Salle coach John Giannini was everybody's favorite interview, still illuminated in the glow that was the Explorers' run to the NCAA's Sweet 16 with three tournament wins, looking forward to what seemed like another NCAA berth. Saint Joseph's Phil Martelli was still a great interview, but his team was picked nowhere in particular after a 2012-13 season that seemed filled with promise but ended ingloriously. The Hawks were not taken particularly seriously last October.
SPORTS
October 16, 2014 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW YORK - It was only a year ago that La Salle, coming off a berth in the 2013 NCAA Sweet 16, was arguably the most popular team at the Atlantic 10 Conference basketball media day. "Yeah, I used to be famous," coach John Giannini said at Tuesday's media day at the Barclays Center. This year, Giannini might prefer to forget about last season's 15-16 finish despite the fact that the Explorers returned most of their regulars from that NCAA team. But he likes that his current seniors started working toward the 2014-15 season just a few days after their season ended in the A-10 tournament.
NEWS
October 12, 2014 | By Toby Zinman, For The Inquirer
'A Play, a Pint and a Pie" is not your father's dinner theater. The Tiny Dynamite company's version offers: a drink, a slice of pizza, and a professional production of an hour-long play, with a new show each week. This week's is A Number by major British playwright Caryl Churchill, and it is not to be missed. A Number is about human cloning. Churchill imagines, and asks us to imagine, that if it's difficult as an adult to discover you have a twin, how unimaginably difficult it would be to discover you were one of "a number.
SPORTS
October 11, 2014 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
La Salle is riding a big wave of momentum after battling back from a 17-point deficit and knocking off fellow juggernaut Archbishop Wood, 35-31, last week in a thriller. After losing three of four games against out-of-state powers, St. Joseph's Prep gained a much-needed boost with a 49-28 romp over Malvern Prep. That sets the stage for the highly anticipated Catholic League Class AAAA opener between the Explorers and Hawks at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Plymouth Whitemarsh. An overflow crowd is expected.
SPORTS
October 9, 2014 | BY AARON CARTER, Daily News Staff Writer cartera@phillynews.com
JIMMY HERRON might be the city's best current wide receiver who won't play college football. Truthfully, that's because the 6-1, 185-pound senior is also a dynamic centerfielder who's headed to Duke when his days at La Salle High are over. When that time comes, Herron could stake a claim as the city's best pass catcher - ever. Well, at least when it comes to catching touchdowns, nobody has done it more often. One thing for sure, Herron is our latest Player of the Week. The city's all-time leader in touchdown receptions added four more in the Explorers' 35-31, come-from-behind shocker against previously undefeated Archbishop Wood.
BUSINESS
October 8, 2014 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
The majority owner of Aker Philadelphia Shipyard and American Shipping Co. is exploring "strategic initiatives" for the companies that might include a U.S. listing of stock, a merger or acquisition, or a financial restructuring. Converto Capital Fund, an investment fund owned by the Norwegian parent company Aker ASA, has a 57 percent stake in Aker Philadelphia Shipyard and a 20 percent stake in American Shipping Co. "These two companies have performed well, and Converto is always looking to create values," said Atle Kigen, Aker ASA spokesman.
SPORTS
October 5, 2014 | BY AARON CARTER, Daily News Staff Writer cartera@phillynews.com
THE CITY'S all-time leader in receiving touchdowns was busy last night. La Salle High senior Jimmy Herron caught four more touchdowns as the Explorers overcame a 17-point, third-quarter deficit to stun previously unbeaten Archbishop Wood, 35-31, before an overflow crowd at William Tennent High. He now has 33 career receiving TDs. However, Herron isn't an all-he-does-is-catch-touchdowns wideout. The 6-1, 185-pound defensive back also recovered a late fumble and broke up Wood's last gasp on a fourth-and-15 from the 50 with under a minute remaining.
SPORTS
October 4, 2014 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
It's the marquee weekend matchup in Southeastern Pennsylvania. It's also arguably one of the top games in the country. In a battle between Catholic League juggernauts, La Salle, ranked No. 2 by The Inquirer, will face No. 1 Archbishop Wood at 7 p.m. Friday at William Tennent's Claude Lodge Field. The Explorers (4-1) have won three straight games, including a pair against out-of-state opponents, since a Week 2 loss to North Jersey power Bergen Catholic. The Vikings (5-0) have outscored opponents by 211-53.
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