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April 6, 2011 | By TED SILARY, silaryt@phillynews.com
It's doubtful Tyler Criniti will forget his first stint as a cleanup hitter. Mostly for what happened, naturally, but also for the circumstances that caused a 2-day delay. Criniti, a 5-10, 190-pound junior, is the rightfielder for Girard Academic Music Program's baseball team and yesterday he experienced all kinds of fun as the visiting Pioneers topped Esperanza Academy, 18-8, in a six-inning Public A game at Front and Erie. Monday, not by choice, he was a no-show for a loss to Northeast.
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May 24, 2011 | By TED SILARY, silaryt@phillynews.com
As much as he's enjoying the present, Joey Powell can't help but worry about the future. While it's wonderful that Julia Masterman High now owns the Public League/District 12 Class A baseball championship, and soon will participate in the regular Pub playoffs as well as the PIAA state tournament, Powell knows the long-range stop could be oblivion. Masterman's varsity has just 12 players. There's no JV, and no freshmen (of only 42 boys in that class) were inclined to even try out. "Getting kids to come out for the team; that's definitely going to be one of my jobs," said Powell, a 5-10, 155-pound sophomore shortstop.
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May 25, 2012
By Ted Silary Daily News Staff Writer Frankford High long has billed itself as "The Home of Champions" and, let's face it, though the tag is meant to be all-inclusive, football is the sport with the highest profile. But, hey, look over there. There has been a changing by the guard and he's now sporting a baseball uniform. Is he justified? You might say his thought process is definitely in the ballpark. On Friday at Richie Ashburn Field, hard by I-95 at the back of FDR Park, in South Philly, Frankford's diamond squad racked up quite the achievement.
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January 11, 2013 | BY TED SILARY, Daily News Staff Writer silaryt@phillynews.com
GIVEN A CHOICE, Tobias Stokes would change the name (and focus) of his school to Girard Academic Journalism Program. The third word remains MUSIC, however, and Stokes can only laugh when relaying his failed attempts to fit in. "I started off with the drums," he said. "But my rhythm was a little off. Then they put me on just the bass drum, but I was too little for that. You know how they have those straps on your shoulder, and then that big drum's in front of you? Well, it was too heavy for me. One time I was like this [teetering]
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May 22, 2012 | By Ed barkowitz, Daily News Staff Writer
WHETHER he's involved in a bang-bang play at first base, or if the home plate umpire is squeezing his strike zone, don't expect Tyler Criniti to put up too much of an argument. He may grumble under his breath and kick at the dirt, but Criniti, a senior at Girard Academic Music Program, isn't going to whine to the men in blue. They say you don't know a man until you've walked a mile in his cleats. Criniti started umpiring youth baseball games last month and has newfound respect for the profession.
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April 6, 2013 | By Megan Soisson, Inquirer Staff Writer
With the bases loaded, two out, a full count, and a one-run lead in the top of the seventh inning, GAMP pitcher Frances DiStefano struck out a Masterman batter to end the game. The Pioneers won at home, 6-5, Friday in a Public League interdivision softball matchup. Tivonna Lorn broke a 5-5 stalemate in the fifth inning with an RBI single. Camry Gray was 2 for 3 with two RBIs for GAMP. Friends Schools. After three scoreless innings and facing a 6-2 deficit, Friends' Central bats heated up in the fifth inning.
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April 7, 2011 | By TED SILARY, silaryt@phillynews.com
It's doubtful Tyler Criniti will forget his first stint as a cleanup hitter. Mostly for what happened, naturally, but also for the circumstances that caused a 2-day delay. Criniti, a 5-10, 190-pound junior, is the rightfielder for Girard Academic Music Program's baseball team and yesterday he experienced all kinds of fun as the visiting Pioneers topped Esperanza Academy, 18-8, in a six-inning Public A game at Front and Erie. Monday, not by choice, he was a no-show for a loss to Northeast.
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May 24, 2012 | BY TED SILARY, silaryt@phillynews.com
FOR A WHILE, it looked to be rather fitting that Jake Kurtz would be playing the violin Wednesday night during Girard Academic Music Program's spring concert. Then good things began happening and . . . Who knows? Maybe he mixed in some trumpet. At loud volume. Accompanied by happy dancers. Kurtz is 5-9, 160-pound sophomore righthander and he was the last pitcher standing in a wild Public League baseball semifinal at Richie Ashburn Field in South Philly's FDR Park. Did he dazzle?
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June 5, 2015 | By Mark Macyk, Inquirer Staff Writer
Logan Buell struck out five in a three-hitter as Pennsbury blanked Hempfield, 2-0, in the first round of the PIAA Class AAAA baseball tournament at Wenger Field in Fredericksburg. D.J. Endler had two hits, a run and an RBI for Pennsbury, which finished fifth in District 1. The Falcons will play North Penn in the next round. Hempfield was the District 3 champion. North Penn 6, Olney 0 - Mason Nadeau and Mike Christy scored two runs each to spark the Knights at Penncrest. North Penn finished second in District 1. Olney was the runner-up in District 12. Council Rock North 1, Govorner Mifflin 0 - Matt Hand struck out five in a three-hitter to lead the District 1 champs past the third seed from District 3 at Owen J. Roberts at Immaculata.
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May 22, 2015 | By Mark Macyk, Inquirer Staff Writer
MaST Charter's baseball team did not play in the Public League during the regular season, but thanks to Jack Lawson it still has a chance to win its postseason tournament. Lawson lined a single to center and Matt Carter scored standing up in the top of the ninth inning Wednesday to send MaST Charter to a 4-3 quarterfinal victory over Central. Bryan Kaelin drew three walks for MaST Charter and Tim Kaelin drove in two runs. MaST Charter, which is located in District 12, plays its regular season games in the Bicentennial League, which is made up of mostly District 1 teams.
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March 25, 2015 | BY SOLOMON LEACH, Daily News Staff Writer leachs@phillynews.com, 215-854-5903
FYODOR BADKHEN, 17, has been part of Girard Academic Music Program for four years, but he didn't realize he would help the school win a Grammy - sort of. The South Philadelphia magnet school, known as GAMP, was one of 13 schools in the nation chosen by the GRAMMY Foundation for its Signature Schools Award and will receive $5,500. The annual award recognizes the best public high schools in music education. Eight of the 13 schools, including GAMP, received the Enterprise Award grant for schools that are economically underserved.
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April 26, 2014 | The Inquirer Staff
Anthony DeVito pitched a four-hitter Thursday, striking out 16 and walking none, to help Central shut out visiting GAMP, 7-0, in a Public League Division A baseball game. Danny Holdsman led the Lancers at the plate by going 2 for 3, including a double, and knocking in two runs. Suburban One American. Kevin Graham hit a two-run homer in a 3-for-4 performance and scored three times in host Cheltenham's 11-1 romp over Springfield (Montco). Catholic Red. Jim Herron knocked in four runs - three with a bases-loaded double to open the scoring in the third inning - and La Salle, The Inquirer's top-ranked team in Southeastern Pennsylvania, won at Cardinal O'Hara, 7-3. Brad Snyder's RBI single broke a 3-3 tie in the seventh inning.
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March 26, 2014 | By Doug Gausepohl, Inquirer Staff Writer
In Coatesville's season opener on Monday night, Brian Brown allowed his first and only baserunner via a walk in the sixth inning. He promptly picked the runner off first base. It was a signature moment in a signature game. The senior North Carolina State recruit threw a no-hitter against visiting West Chester East, and the Red Raiders grabbed a 3-0 win in a Ches-Mont National league game. The lefthander struck out 13 batters and allowed just one walk. Bobby Stewart accounted for all three Coatesville runs with a two-run home run in the first inning, and an RBI single in the fifth.
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December 8, 2013 | BY AARON CARTER, Daily News Staff Writer cartera@phillynews.com
WITH LAST night's game well out of reach in the fourth quarter, Engineering and Sciences head basketball coach C.M. Brown frantically asked referee Russell McCullough for a timeout. "You guys don't even have the ball," McCullough said, laughing. Surely, the only coach E&S has ever known knew the rule, but his attention was elsewhere. After a dead ball, a break was finally granted. "I was trying to get a kid in the game," Brown said later with the hint of a smile on his face.
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June 4, 2013
Baseball STATE CLASS A FIRST ROUND Devon Prep 4, York Catholic 1 STATE CLASS AA FIRST ROUND Delone Catholic 13, Prep Charter 4 STATE CLASS AAA FIRST ROUND Holy Ghost Prep 3, Littlestown 1 Tamaqua 11, Franklin Towne Charter 1 Upper Moreland 4, Greencastle-Antrim 3 STATE CLASS AAAA FIRST ROUND Lower Dauphin 9, Council Rock North 3 Softball STATE CLASS AA FIRST ROUND Pen Argyl 9, Christopher Dock 0 ...
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June 3, 2013
OK, SO THE breakthrough has been made in baseball. Next question: Can it be sustained? After going winless in the first round of the 2011 state playoffs, and being outscored, 44-10, District 12 last year managed a 3-3 record and the fun wasn't close to being over. La Salle High captured three more wins and became D-12's first diamond state champion. The Public League began competing in state playoffs in the 2004-05 school year and the Catholic League got its feet wet in 2008-09.
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