May 10, 2012 |
CHICAGO - Perhaps it was just the last gasp of a team that didn't want to leave the season with a loss on its home floor. Tuesday night's 77-69 win by the Chicago Bulls to avoid elimination by the 76ers could have been nothing more than that. The Sixers better hope so, and they better hope their offense returns from the land of the missing when the series continues Thursday in the Wells Fargo Center. It wasn't as if the Bulls were terrific in narrowing the Sixers' lead to three games to two. They were the same crippled team that lost three straight to the Sixers to get themselves into this predicament.
May 4, 2012 |
NEWARK, NJ - New Jersey Devils coach Peter DeBoer says the key to Thursday's Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinal with the visiting Flyers is consistency. The Devils are coming off Tuesday's 4-1 win at the Wells Fargo Center that tied this best-of-seven series at one game apiece. The Flyers led, 1-0, after two periods, mainly due to the outstanding goaltending of Ilya Bryzgalov, but the Devils persisted and punched in four third-period goals, one an empty-netter. So DeBoer stressed after Thursday morning's skate at the Prudential Center the need to follow up Tuesday's performance with a similar effort.
April 14, 2012 |
PITTSBURGH - With less than 13 minutes to play in Game 2 and white towels waving furiously from the largest crowd ever to watch a hockey game at the Consol Energy Center, Philadelphia's favorite mythical character, Rocky Balboa, was featured on the scoreboard that hangs over center ice. "It ain't about how hard you hit," Balboa said. "It's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. " For this Flyers team, there is no punch too powerful. On Friday night, the Flyers repeatedly absorbed Pittsburgh's biggest blow.
September 21, 2011 |
It was a diving stop that saved the game for the Lenape girls' soccer team. The opposing coach, in vivid detail, explained how improbable it was that Allison Johnson, with at least two players blocking her sight, zeroed in on the ball and leaped across what seemed like the entire net. It's the save that everyone will point to after the Indians, ranked No. 1 in South Jersey by The Inquirer, topped No. 2 Paul VI, 1-0, Wednesday night at...
September 19, 2011 |
ATLANTA - It was all there, the breathtaking athleticism and the confounding lack of experience. The Eagles defense made spectacular plays and lost this football game. Nnamdi Asomugha and Asante Samuel showed what this cornerback depth is all about with two terrific and timely interceptions. But when Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan needed to complete a pass, he was able to find Jamar Chaney and Kurt Coleman trying to cover Tony Gonzalez and Roddy White. Jason Babin and Cullen Jenkins burst through the line of scrimmage and showed what Jim Washburn's defensive line technique is all about.
May 25, 2011 |
Talk about timely. Senior midfielder Carl Walrath scored two goals in the final 36 seconds Wednesday night to rally undefeated Haverford School to a 5-4 victory over Malvern Prep in the first Inter-Academic Invitational championship game at Cabrini College. With the Fords' dream of finishing the lacrosse season unbeaten, and their top ranking in the country in jeopardy, Walrath scored his first goal of the game to tie the score, 4-4. Then with nine seconds on the clock, Walrath scored again to thwart Malvern's bid for a huge upset in the season finale for both teams.
April 27, 2011 |
IN THE CALM before the Game 7 storm last night at the Wells Fargo Center, Broad Street Bully gazed out at the ice and wondered, "Will the crowd be roaring, 'Booosh!' or 'Booo!'?" By the second period, he realized that it would be "Booosh!" all the way. Brian Boucher made 26 saves on 28 shots last night as the Flyers beat the Buffalo Sabres, 5-2, to advance to the Eastern Conference semifinals. "The floodgates finally opened," said relieved and happy lifelong die-hard Mike Greenspun, 50, of Cherry Hill.
April 17, 2011 |
The Olympic Conference's National Division features perennial baseball powers such as Bishop Eustace and Seneca. But watch out for Paul VI. "We like going in as the underdog," Paul VI senior outfielder/pitcher John MacAuley said after the team improved its overall and division record to 2-0 with a 7-3 victory over Timber Creek on Friday. "We have a lot of potential. We don't mind if people overlook us. That motivates us. " Solid work from starting pitcher Pat Spiers as well as relievers Tyler Keen and MacAuley made the difference for Paul VI against Timber Creek.
March 22, 2011 |
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - A Philadelphia star on DePaul's team moved the third-seeded Blue Demons to the Sweet 16 in the Philadelphia Regional of the NCAA women's basketball tournament Monday night. In the process, Keisha Hampton broke the hearts of Penn State, sinking two out of three foul shots with 4.9 seconds left to seal a 75-73 victory at the Bryce Jordan Center. Hampton, a graduate of Engineering and Sciences High, finished DePaul's comeback from a 14-point deficit and scored a game-high 26 points.
December 10, 2009 |
Two of the area's most talented boys' varsity basketball teams practice at the Phelps School in Malvern every day. And they both represent Phelps. Feeling confused? It's normal. Fielding two teams? It's legal, when academic and athletic paths don't follow the conventional road. Phelps is a small boarding school for boys, grades seven through postgraduate. The latter is another word for a fifth-year high school student who normally already has graduated from a four-year school but must improve his academic qualifications for college admissions and occasionally - in the case of some basketball players - for NCAA eligibility.