October 20, 2005 |
There are now two men named Joe Murphy who are the head coaches of Eastern High basketball programs. Joe Murphy Jr. was named the Eastern boys' coach last night; he replaces Dave Allen, who resigned in June to become the Cherry Hill West coach. Joe Murphy - no relation to the boys' coach - is still the Eastern girls' basketball coach. Last night's appointee coached the Cinnaminson boys' basketball team the last five years, compiling a 72-50 record, including a 15-10 mark last season.
December 8, 2000 |
Joe Murphy of the Washington Capitals was cut on his face and neck early yesterday when he was hit on the head with a glass at a Manhattan club. Police said Murphy was struck by Amin Kallamni, who apparently was upset that the hockey player was talking to a woman who is the girlfriend of one of Kallamni's friends. Murphy, 33, was taken to Bellevue Hospital where he was treated and released. The incident occurred hours after the New York Rangers beat the Capitals 3-2 at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday night.
November 12, 2000 |
It wasn't a difficult decision. A few years back, Joe Murphy decided he needed a regular exercise routine. Two options occurred to him: descending into a dark, damp basement overrun with exercise equipment, or twirling women around on a brightly lit dance floor. He chose the latter, and now Murphy is founder and chief cha-cha officer of Dance Haddonfield, a nonprofit organization that holds weekly lessons and dances from 7 to 10:30 p.m. Sundays at the Friends Meetinghouse here.
June 23, 1991 |
In the old days Joe Murphy would take his calls in the marble lobby of 1616 Walnut St., clad in a blue uniform, silver buttons and a shoulder patch that read: "Starter. " "Murph," an elevator operator might say when Murphy picked up the buzzing wall phone. "There's a guy with freight on 10. Want me to get him?" "Yeah, all right," Murphy would say. "Get him. " Or sometimes Murphy would see the red "10" light up in the big indicator panel, showing that someone on the 10th floor was waiting to come down.
April 17, 1997 |
The longest Stanley Cup drought in the NHL threatens to grow even longer. Grant Fuhr notched his fourth playoff shutout as the visiting St. Louis Blues defeated the Detroit Red Wings, 2-0, in the opener of their Western Conference series last night. "It starts with defense," St. Louis forward Scott Pellerin said. "We're just trying to go in there, knock guys around, and see what happens. " Geoff Courtnall and Pierre Turgeon scored first-period goals for St. Louis, a team that took Detroit to double overtime in Game 7 of the second round a year ago before bowing out. And that was with backup Jon Casey subbing while Fuhr recovered from a knee injury.
December 16, 2011 |
Of all the numbers in basketball, the smallest might be the most important. "One ball," Eastern coach Joe Murphy said of his briefest and best message to his talented team. Start with that premise. One ball. By its nature, the sport promotes team play. And the best teams usually are the ones that share the best. Eastern began a season of great expectations on Friday with an imposing, 68-40 victory over visiting Camden in an Olympic Conference interdivision clash.
March 24, 2014 |
Matt Klinewski is tall and strong, with good skills for a basketball big man. He can shoot with either hand close to the rim. He can knock down mid-range jumpers. He can hit his free throws. But people hardly mention that stuff when they talk about the Eastern senior. They focus on his work ethic. His effort. His passion. "In all my years, he's the hardest-working kid I've ever been around," Eastern coach Joe Murphy said. "He came to the gym every single day and gave 100 percent.
January 12, 2012 |
It was two games in three nights against two of the most disciplined, defensive-oriented teams in South Jersey. For a fast-paced, high-scoring team such as Eastern, it wasn't just a challenge. It was an opportunity. "This was a statement week," Eastern junior forward Devon Bell said after the Vikings survived a furious fourth-quarter rally by host Lenape in a 56-52 victory Thursday night in an Olympic American clash of Top 10 boys' basketball teams. Bell scored 16 and senior guard Mike Wilson added 14 for Eastern (9-0, 2-0)
January 19, 1993 |
Visiting Pennsville brought too much depth and firepower into West Deptford's gymnasium last night in a battle between two of South Jersey's premier wrestling teams. The visiting Eagles (8-0), No. 3 in the Inquirer's South Jersey rankings, carved out an easy 41-15 nonleague triumph in capturing nine of 13 bouts over No. 4 West Deptford (6-2). Pennsville earned its crucial points in the middle weights, when junior J. J. Boyce (10-1) handed previously unbeaten Brett Fetty (12-1)
December 18, 2011 |
Of all the numbers in basketball, the smallest might be the most important. "One ball," Eastern coach Joe Murphy said of his briefest and best message to his talented team. Start with that premise. One ball. By its nature, the sport promotes team play. And the best teams usually are the ones that share the best. Eastern began a season of great expectations on Friday with an imposing, 68-40 victory over visiting Camden in an Olympic Conference interdivision clash. Junior swingman Devon Bell scored 27, and senior guard Mike Wilson added 16. Eastern played sturdy defense; controlled the backboards; and made five three-pointers, all in the first three quarters.