December 18, 1986 |
The Wyncote Academy Lions fell behind Swarthmore Academy early in the first quarter Tuesday, and the Knights racked up an 87-63 Tri-County League basketball victory. Led by Joe McGinniss' 37 points and Jim Roberts' 22, Swarthmore jumped to a 19-7, first-quarter lead and was never threatened. The Knights, who improved their league record, to 1-1, and their overall mark, to 1-2, took a 42-20 halftime lead as McGinniss scored 11 points in the first quarter and 12 in the second. "We had no center, and it's tough to play without a center," Wyncote coach Steve Feiner said.
January 16, 1989 |
Because his team so often wins by blowout scores, Swarthmore Academy coach Mark Jordan can take advantage of huge leads to give his neophyte reserves some playing time. But winning games easily can have a negative side - it can lead to getting caught by surprise when a more competitive opponent comes to play. Mercy Vocational threatened to be that opponent Thursday. But with the help of Jordan's reserves, particularly junior guard Andre Jackson, the Knights were able to defeat their visitors, 87-74, in the non- league game.
February 15, 1988 |
Before his team's game with Devereux, Swarthmore Academy coach Mark Jordan told his players that scoring 100 points against them would be one of their goals. The Knights achieved their goal in a 100-48 victory to improve their record to .500 at 11-11. Swarthmore is in second place in the Tri-County Independent League with a 10-2 mark. Devereux is winless in the Greater Philadelphia League but has two nonleague wins in which it scored 100 points. "I thought it would be good if we could get our offense going and match their 100-point efforts," Jordan said.
September 1, 1987 |
The community of writers and journalists have been slow in meditating the implications of the lawsuit brought by Jeffrey MacDonald against Joe McGinniss. MacDonald is the doctor who, while in the Army, murdered his pregnant wife and two children. Joe McGinniss is the author who wrote a book about the killings, Fatal Vision. The lawsuit was an act of extraordinary arrogance by a man sentenced to serve three consecutive life terms. On the other hand, if you have the kidney to murder your pregnant wife and daughters, it shouldn't surprise that you can also be playful with the First Amendment.
September 15, 2011
HERE'S a timeline of some of the naughty bits found in the new book from former Inquirer columnist Joe McGinniss, The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin , as first reported by the National Enquirer yesterday. * Palin smoked pot with a professor while attending Mat-Su College in Alaska, McGinniss reports. The professor was reportedly the father of one of Palin's friends. * Palin, a cub TV sports reporter in Alaska, reportedly had a one-night stand with Glen Rice in 1987, then a junior at the University of Michigan and later an All-Star in the NBA. A friend told McGinniss that Palin had been the "aggressor" and "hauled his ass down.
March 7, 1989 |
It was the type of game Steve Gittleman, the basketball coach at Akiba Hebrew Academy, wanted: slow and deliberate, with a premium placed on every basket. The Swarthmore Academy team is, however, the type of team that can adapt to any style, even one not best suited to the Knights' explosive talent. Swarthmore beat Akiba at its own game Wednesday night, 50-40, thus gaining the Tri-County Independent Schools League championship. "It went exactly the way I wanted," Gittleman said after Akiba's fourth straight appearance in the Tri-County finals.
March 6, 1989 |
Things had come easily for the Swarthmore Academy basketball team throughout the Tri-County Independent Schools League season. A 50-point win here, a 50-point win there - the Knights had won by landslides rivaling recent presidential elections. Things were different in the Tri-County title game Wednesday night at Shipley. Akiba Hebrew Academy tested Swarthmore with a deliberate offense before falling to the heavily favored Knights, 50-40. "All year long, we had been talking about a challenge, a challenge, a challenge," said Swarthmore Academy coach Mark Jordan.
January 12, 1989 |
By the time they took to their home court at the Devereux School in Berwyn to play Akiba Hebrew, the Swarthmore Academy Knights had a long while to think about their last meeting with the Cougars. Last year, in the semifinal round of the Tri-County League tournament, Akiba handed Swarthmore a crushing loss that stopped the Knights' season in its tracks. Since Dec. 22, the Knights had only one game against an overmatched Hill Top Prep team separating them from the rematch. It took them a half gameto warm to the task, but the Knights avenged that playoff loss Monday by soundly defeating Akiba, 75-40.
February 14, 1989 |
Tri-County League power Swarthmore Academy made a clean sweep of its three games this season against independent Shipley on Friday by scoring a methodical 90-52 victory on the Knights' home court. "We played our best game of the year against them in our holiday tournament but this was a different game," said Shipley coach John Rainey. "They have improved a lot since then and they were a good club to begin with. They were outstanding from the start and were too quick for us to go man-to-man or to press.
February 20, 1989 |
During lunchtime at Swarthmore Academy, two members of the school's basketball team, Greg Branche and Joe McGinniss, went to the gymnasium instead of the cafeteria. They figured they needed work on their free throws more than they needed food. Apparently, the half-hour of foul shooting was not enough. The Knights shot 4-for-14 from the line as they lost, 77-76, to visiting RCA School in a nonleague game Thursday afternoon. Even more than faulty foul shooting, the reason for the defeat probably was that Academy's five starting players had to play the entire game.