May 4, 1987 |
The Phil-Mont Christian Academy girls' softball team may have lost a game to Delco Christian on Friday, but the Falcons gained a measure of respect from their head coach, Karen Wolfe. "This team has really matured," Wolfe said after the Falcons lost, 11-6, to the Knights in a Tri-County Conference game. "The first time we played them this year, we lost 15-0. But we were right in this game until the end. " The loss left the Falcons with a 5-2 league record (6-2 overall) and in second place behind Delco Christian, which is 5-0. Last year, with a veteran squad, the Falcons qualified for the playoffs by finishing in fourth place.
January 17, 1989 |
La Salle erased two ugly memories with its 66-60 victory at North Catholic on Sunday. 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 badly. La Salle scored just 16 points in the first three quarters, and coach Marty Jackson inserted a bunch of 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 loss at North Catholic.
April 26, 2006 |
Coach Frank McSherry says his Pennsbury High softball team is much different from the one that lost to Archbishop Spalding, 3-0, in the third game of the season. The Falcons, whose only loss in 12 games has been to the Maryland school, showed just how different they were yesterday with their ninth straight win, a 4-2 Suburban One League National Conference victory over host North Penn. They did it by taking advantage of each of the mistakes made by the Maidens (7-4 overall, 5-2 league)
February 20, 1989 |
Phil-Mont Christian coach Chip Struck viewed the adversity that his team faced this season as a test. The Falcons, he said, could allow themselves to be broken by an unyielding run of injuries and bad luck, or they could use their misfortune as a character builder. To Struck's delight, they chose the latter, and their reward came this weekend, as they successfully defended their Keystone Conference title. Phil-Mont won the crown Saturday night with a convincing 58-44 win over tournament host Perkiomen School, a surprise finalist.
September 25, 1990 |
North Catholic coach Bob Kaupp knew that if his Falcons were going to win their Catholic North opener against La Salle on Friday, they were going to have to beat more than the defending league champions. They were going to have to overcome the ghosts of North's recent football past. "For most of the last 25 years, this has been a mediocre program," North's second-year coach said. "They loved to play football here, but they never cared much about winning. At some point, these kids have to start believing in themselves.
September 8, 1987 |
Those familiar names from the Dick Vermeil-Marion Campbell eras keep disappearing from the Eagles' roster. Yesterday, it was defensive lineman Greg Brown cleaning out his locker and heading for Atlanta, where he will be reunited with Campbell, now head coach of the Falcons. The Eagles traded Brown, who has spent six years in Philadelphia, to Atlanta for defensive end Mike Pitts, the Falcons' top draft pick in 1983. Apparently, the trade was sought by both players. Lloyd Remick, the Philadelphia-based agent for Brown, said he had been talking with Campbell and Jim Hay, the Falcons' vice president and chief financial officer, for more than three weeks, trying to work out contractual details that would pave the way for a trade.
September 25, 1989 |
Cherokee High School was ranked No. 7 in South Jersey by The Inquirer last week. That didn't impress Pennsbury. After all, the Falcons play in the Suburban One League's National Conference, which includes five of the 10 teams in The Inquirer's Top 10 poll for Southeastern Pennsylvania. Maybe that's why Pennsbury (2-1) rallied from a 14-0 halftime deficit for a last-minute 21-14 upset in Marlton, N. J., Saturday afternoon. That and a 17-14 Cherokee win over Pennsbury last season, when the Chiefs came from 14-0 behind.
February 28, 1991 |
Downingtown reached the second round of the PIAA District 1 Class AAAA tournament without even having to play. Tuesday night the Whippets reached the third round in nearly as easy a fashion. Top-seeded Downingtown, which received a first-round bye, started down a playoff road it hopes will end in Hershey by annihilating visiting Pennsbury 82-36 in a second-round game at home. As usual, Tina Nicholson (21 points) led the Whippets (23-1) and as usual, Tora Suber (20 points) was the second-highest scorer.
October 17, 2010 |
On the official game summary, the biggest play in Sunday's game began with 6 minutes, 23 seconds left in the third quarter. But in reality, it had started far earlier. It went back to the first quarter when Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson ran an end around to the left for a 31-yard touchdown, and later that quarter when he took a handoff in the same direction for 13 yards. Now Jackson was out of the game, but not, apparently, out of the Falcons' memory. With the Eagles holding a 21-10 lead but having given up two consecutive scoring drives, quarterback Kevin Kolb and company were backed up on their own 17-yard line, facing second and 13. Things were about to change.
November 13, 1989 |
It didn't seem fair. Yes, Pennsbury beat Truman, 34-0, Saturday afternoon at Pennsbury. Pennsbury (6-3-1, 4-2-1 Suburban One National, Patriot Division) rushed for 256 yards, threw for 128, for 384 yards of total offense, on 51 offensive plays. Truman (0-10, 0-8) gained 29 yards total, in 30 plays, with 0 first downs. But until there were only 17 seconds left to play in the first half, Truman kept the Falcons off the scoreboard. "It's been the case a lot this year," said Truman coach Hank Johns.