December 28, 2011 |
Chester used a furious second-half run to down Imhotep, 56-36, in the Jameer/Pete Nelson Philly.com/Rally Classic on Wednesday night at Widener University. In a game that included six lead changes and three ties, the Clippers outscored the Panthers, 35-16, in the latter two periods after holding a one-point halftime lead. Chester forward Erikk Wright scored nine of his game-high 11 points in the third quarter, when he returned from first-half foul trouble. Wright and 6-foot-7 Chester swingman Rondae Jefferson sat midway through the first quarter with two fouls each and did not return before halftime.
December 7, 2013 |
There's little chance of Archbishop Wood, despite its size and speed advantage, taking Berwick lightly. The District 2 champions are 14-0, have outscored foes by 571-148, have a rich history that includes six state titles, and are guided by Pennsylvania's all-time winningest coach. Wood, in trying to move closer to its second PIAA Class AAA state championship in three seasons, will take on longtime coach George Curry and the Dawgs in a semifinal at 7 p.m. Friday at J. Birney Crum Stadium in Allentown.
January 20, 2009 |
Now, this was much closer than expected. Many though Imhotep Charter's Martin Luther King Day game with Girard College would be a breeze. That's because the Panthers are The Inquirer's seventh-ranked team in Southeastern Pennsylvania. The Cavaliers, on the other hand, are an unproven Class A squad. At least that was the thought before yesterday's nonleague game. Imhotep defeated Girard College, 56-48, at the Panthers' gym. The victory improved the Panthers to 15-1.
December 9, 2013 |
SHILLINGTON, Pa. - As the second half kicked off in Saturday's PIAA state Class AA football semifinal at Governor Mifflin, the raucous Berks Catholic cheering section broke into the first few bars of "Seven Nation Army," which includes the line "I'm going to Wichita. " The Saints can have Kansas. Imhotep is going to Hershey - to play for the state championship. Imhotep blanked Berks Catholic, 20-0, behind stellar red-zone defense and three long rushing scores. The Panthers will become the first Philadelphia public school team to play for a state title when they meet Pittsburgh-area South Fayette at noon Saturday at Hersheypark Stadium.
September 13, 2013 |
AT FIRST glance, you're asking, since when did hoops season start in September? Well, no, this is not basketball season, and, yes, Imhotep is now taking over football, too, and it's not even a contest. The Panthers sport one of the more versatile collections of talent you'll ever see, with strong lines and a plethora of skill-position guys. Coach Albie Crosby reports that, "Nobody starts on both sides of the ball. " He also expects, that, "18 players on this roster will have a D-I offer in time.
February 24, 2015 |
BEFORE YESTERDAY, if there was a metaphorical Imhotep Charter basketball party, Daron Russell wouldn't have been invited. The sophomore guard didn't have the proper credentials. Although he would know everybody inside, Russell would have to stand outside the velvet ropes. Perhaps he could press his nose to the window and watch people dancing to celebratory music, but that's about it. Only those with a Public League title would be welcome. However, Russell's MVP performance in the Panthers' thrilling, 77-75 championship victory against Constitution earned him a ticket.
February 24, 2015 |
SABRINA ALLEN likes to say that she "bleeds basketball. " "Cut me open," she tells her Imhotep girls' basketball players, "that's all you are going to see is basketball. " The coach of the Panthers, in her sixth year, has turned the program into one of the most intense and consistent in the city. In other words, her players bleed basketball, too. And yesterday afternoon, Imhotep took home its second straight Public League championship by defeating Mastery Charter North, 61-33, at Saint Joseph's Hagan Arena.
January 17, 2015 |
Two days before neighborhood rivals Imhotep Charter and Martin Luther King High met on the basketball court, Tyheem Harmon was informed that he would be sitting for the start of the game. King coach Sean Colson told Harmon, typically a starter, that the team needed him to be a spark off the bench. "I could get through it," said Harmon, a 5-foot-11 guard. "Whatever is best for the team. " With a packed and boisterous home crowd in attendance, Harmon sat on the bench and plotted instead of pouted.
December 17, 2013 |
HERSHEY - Imhotep Charter head coach Albie Crosby stood before his team - his face chafed by the bitter cold and wind that whipped through Hersheypark Stadium all day - while his players took knees and held back tears. After the Panthers lost, 41-0, in yesterday's PIAA Class AA championship game against South Fayette, Crosby's message was clear. "I know this thing hurts," he said. "I don't have a problem with anybody crying. That means you gave it everything you had. " The balance of the game, however, was decided by South Fayette's precision on both sides vs. slew of Imhotep penalties that stifled any opportunity for momentum.
January 22, 2014 |
It took one big shot from Life Center to force overtime on Monday night. Then it took a bunch of smaller ones for Imhotep to pull out the win. The Panthers hit all four of their free throws during double overtime, including a pair by Sean Lloyd with 21 seconds remaining to give them the lead for good, and defeated Life Center, 65-63, at the Imhotep Martin Luther King Showcase. Imhotep's Basil Thompson had 18 points and 13 rebounds and Sean Lloyd scored 11 of his 13 points after halftime.