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.
January 29, 2007 |
Peter Forsberg had a meltdown yesterday, and the Flyers' captain got benched momentarily. In most games, that would have led to another loss. Instead, Jeff Carter's two goals and Antero Niittymaki's inspired performance in net against Finnish rival Kari Lehtonen saw the Flyers snap a nine-game losing skid with a 2-1 victory at Philips Arena. "I've been frustrated lately - every single game," Forsberg said. "I told [Mike] Knuble before the game to drag me out of there and keep me quiet.
September 23, 2006 |
Bartram running back Michael Alexander remembered last year's Public League football game with Germantown very well. He scored a touchdown to give the Braves a 20-0 halftime lead, but the Bears came back with 28 points in the fourth quarter to win the game. "We wanted to make sure that didn't happen again," Alexander said last night after he scored two touchdowns to help lead Bartram over Germantown, 46-8, at Benjamin Johnson Memorial Field. It was the third straight win for unbeaten Bartram, marking the best start for Damond Warren since returning to his alma mater to coach three years ago. The Braves jumped out to a 20-0 lead in the first quarter as Alexander contributed one TD. This time they never let up. "It was just the lights, the band, the whole atmosphere - like Friday Night Lights," Alexander said.
January 27, 2002 |
While the St. Louis Rams are the logical favorites in today's NFC championship game - they won the Super Bowl two years ago, had a better record this season, and are playing at home - there is another way to look at it. The Eagles are the team they least wanted to play in the postseason. Donovan McNabb is one reason. He is a wild card in any game, capable of doing something extraordinary on any play. But he's the secondary reason. The Eagles' secondary is the primary reason.
January 23, 2002 |
It did not happen often, but once was enough: Jordan on Iverson. It was as if the second-quarter confrontation had happened in slow motion. Allen Iverson had the ball on the wing, near the three-point line, with Michael Jordan and another Washington defender on him. He slipped free for a moment, then was isolated, one-on-one, with Jordan. Slap, slap, slap. Finally, a whistle. Iverson smiled. Jordan shook his head. Iverson looked back at him and shook his head. In the matchup of former MVP versus reigning MVP, the latter won. Behind Iverson's 34 points, the 76ers beat the Wizards, 91-84, last night at the MCI Center.
January 15, 2002 |
In a way, Mike Caldwell is the guy who started the Chicago Bears' turnaround. Last season, the Bears played the Eagles at Veterans Stadium. Cade McNown, the quarterback taken 10 picks after Donovan McNabb in the first round of the 1999 NFL draft, was trying to get outside, away from the Eagles' rush. Caldwell caught McNown and slammed him to the Vet's unyielding artificial turf, separating McNown's shoulder. His injury opened the door for current starter Jim Miller, who replaced McNown in the Eagles' 13-9 win last season, and backup Shane Matthews.
September 24, 2001 |
Key moments or drives can happen any time during a football game. But on Saturday, Malvern Prep wasted little time in establishing its most important possession - its first. With its offense struggling during the season's first two weeks, the Friars took the opening kickoff and drove 77 yards on 11 plays for a touchdown. That set the tone for Malvern Prep, which took a surprisingly one-sided 35-7 victory over visiting Downingtown. The Whippets (2-2), who entered the game as the No. 3 team in The Inquirer's suburban football rankings, have won the last five Chest-Mont League titles.