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June 22, 1995 | By Frank Lawlor, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
With less than a week to go until the NBA draft, a consensus seems to have formed between 76ers owner Harold Katz and his one-man front office, John Lucas, about what they should do with their selection. "We're at the third pick, we're going to stay at the third pick, and we're going to take the best available player," Lucas said succinctly yesterday, echoing comments by Katz. If so, they will run the risk of losing out on the player they brought to town yesterday, 6-foot-10 Maryland sophomore Joe Smith, who is almost universally considered to be no worse than the second player chosen in a field of three or four 19- and 20-year-olds at the top of the draft.
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December 10, 2014 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
WIDENER COACH Mike Kelly says the comments he made about Eagles coach Chip Kelly were "in jest. " Chip Kelly says he was only helping a friend. Whatever the case, it was still being talked about yesterday. It started after Widener's 38-point loss to visiting Linfield in Saturday's Division III quarterfinal. Mike Kelly blasted Chip Kelly for allowing the small college from McMinnville, Ore., to practice in the Eagles' bubble. "Make sure you put in the paper that we thank Chip Kelly, and I hope the Seahawks do well tomorrow [Sunday]
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November 18, 2000 | Daily News Wire Services
Joe Smith remained undecided yesterday about his future, but Minnesota Timberwolves officials denied a report in the Dallas Morning News that they had reached an agreement with Smith. "I would know of this," owner Glen Taylor said. "I would know if he's coming. " Taylor and coach Flip Saunders both said they had not heard from Greg Jackson, the attorney who would be negotiating with Smith's agent, Dan Fegan. "Joe Smith has not signed with us and has not given any indication he will sign with us," Saunders said.
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November 22, 1994 | by John Smallwood, Daily News Sports Writer
The potential for a play on words should be a sports information director's dream. Yet University of Maryland assistant SID Chuck Walsh said he's not in the market for fancy jingoes or catch phrases. Not just an ordinary Joe Smith? Hardly your everyday Joe Smith? More than an average Joe Smith? "He prefers to just go by Joe Smith," Walsh said. From unheralded recruit to consensus national freshman of the year to potential NBA lottery pick, 6-10 sophomore center Joe Smith no longer needs a fancy introduction as one of the best players in college basketball.
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January 17, 2012 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Former West Virginia Gov. Hulett C. Smith, who signed bills in the 1960s that abolished the state's death penalty and implemented its first strip-mining laws, died Sunday. He was 93. Smith, a Democrat, first ran for governor in 1960, but failed to win his party's nomination. He was elected four years later, at a time when governors were limited to a single term. During his tenure as the state's 27th governor, the Legislature enacted measures to control air and water pollution and to protect human rights.
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December 10, 2014 | By Jason Wolf, For The Inquirer
After Widener University was hammered 45-7 by Linfield College of Oregon in a NCAA Division III national quarterfinal game Saturday afternoon in nearby Chester, Pride coach Mike Kelly took a shot at the head coach of the Eagles, who had allowed Linfield to prepare at the NFL team's practice facility. "Make sure you put in the paper that we thank Chip Kelly and I hope the Seahawks do well tomorrow," Mike Kelly said. "He was helping them out. Maybe somebody in Philadelphia ought to buy him a map so he knows where he lives now. But, go Seahawks.
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October 14, 1994 | by Ted Silary, Daily News Sports Writer
Making a lasting impression is tough enough when your name is Joe Smith. It's darn near impossible when your name is Joe Smith and you play receiver for a football team that rarely throws. No one has ever concocted a way to catch what isn't thrown. When Joe Smith, a 5-11, 170-pound senior, was asked what it's like to play football for Frankford High, which often treats passing like some deadly disease, he laughed and responded, "You don't want to know. " Yes we do. "I try to talk to coach (Tom)
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February 18, 1998 | by Phil Jasner, Daily News Sports Writer
These were the painful streaks that were starting to look like never-ending stories. The Cleveland Cavaliers had beaten the 76ers 12 times in succession, not to mention 12 times in succession in Philadelphia. It was beginning to seem that a game with the Cavs was somehow a foregone conclusion. Not anymore. When the Cavs' Brevin Knight missed the second of two free throws with 2.6 seconds remaining, the Sixers escaped with a gritty, 98-97 victory last night at the CoreStates Center.
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June 5, 2015 | By Matt Hoffman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Denny Bentley is confident in his defense, and no one can blame him. The lefthander tossed a four-hitter in Williamstown's 5-1 win over Old Bridge in the Group 4 state semifinals at Rowan University. Bentley improved to 10-0. "The defense played great," Bentley said. "They do great every game. They always help me out a lot. " This game was no different, as Bentley put the ball in play often for the Braves. He induced seven groundouts and nine flyouts. The defense handled them well, with only one error.
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June 12, 2015 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
After every home victory, the Williamstown baseball players would sit with their backs to the dugout fence while coach Joe Smith announced the stars of the game. Each honored player would run down the row, high-fiving his teammates. If he was a hitter, he would grab a bat and swing as part of the celebration. If he was a pitcher, he would pantomime firing a fastball for a strike. "Positive reinforcement," Smith said of the top tenet of his coaching philosophy. In his first season at the Gloucester County school, Smith led Williamstown to the best season in the history of the program.
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April 25, 2016 | By Phil Anastasia, Staff Writer
Ryan Azar's value to the Cherry Hill West baseball team can't be found in the scorebook. The senior's contributions aren't evident in the statistics sheet. Azar never took the field in the Lions' first six games, except for warm-ups. He spent every inning in the dugout. But don't tell Cherry Hill West coach Dan McMaster that Azar hasn't been a big part of his team's fast start. And don't tell Azar's teammates that the relief pitcher hasn't played a role in the Lions' rise to the No. 9 spot in the Inquirer Top 25. "He epitomizes everything we are about here at West and everything South Jersey baseball is all about," McMaster said.
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June 12, 2015 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
After every home victory, the Williamstown baseball players would sit with their backs to the dugout fence while coach Joe Smith announced the stars of the game. Each honored player would run down the row, high-fiving his teammates. If he was a hitter, he would grab a bat and swing as part of the celebration. If he was a pitcher, he would pantomime firing a fastball for a strike. "Positive reinforcement," Smith said of the top tenet of his coaching philosophy. In his first season at the Gloucester County school, Smith led Williamstown to the best season in the history of the program.
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June 8, 2015 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
TOMS RIVER, N.J. - Williamstown's first three batters in the sixth inning reached base with singles. Williamstown's first three batters in the seventh inning also reached base with singles. It was way too little, way too late for the Braves. Millburn was comfortably in command, and would cruise to an 11-3 victory over Williamstown in the Group 4 state championship game Saturday at Toms River South. But those two late rallies still meant something to the Braves, to their coaches and to the legion of blue-clad fans who made the long drive on a hazy and humid day to see the program's first appearance in the state finals.
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June 7, 2015 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Columnist
Joe Smith can explain his contribution to the best baseball season in Williamstown High School history in precise detail. "I'm 0-for-0," Smith said after he was named Coach of the Year by the South Jersey Baseball Coaches Association on Thursday night. No coach has ever driven home a run, turned a double play or fired a strike on the corner with a 3-2 pitch with the bases loaded in the last inning. Smith was speaking the plain truth when he noted that Williamstown's appearance in Saturday's Group 4 state championship game is a product of his players' performances.
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June 5, 2015 | By Matt Hoffman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Denny Bentley is confident in his defense, and no one can blame him. The lefthander tossed a four-hitter in Williamstown's 5-1 win over Old Bridge in the Group 4 state semifinals at Rowan University. Bentley improved to 10-0. "The defense played great," Bentley said. "They do great every game. They always help me out a lot. " This game was no different, as Bentley put the ball in play often for the Braves. He induced seven groundouts and nine flyouts. The defense handled them well, with only one error.
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May 3, 2015 | By Julie Kayzerman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Denny Bentley didn't know he was going to pitch for the Williamstown baseball team Friday afternoon at Clearview. He also didn't know he would be at bat in the top of the eighth inning. Both ended up being pleasant surprises. He worked four scoreless inning of relief, and drove in the go-ahead runs in the top of the eighth as the Braves topped the Pioneers, 7-4. With the win, the Braves moved closer to securing the Tri-County Royal division's automatic berth to the Joe Hartmann Diamond Classic.
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April 23, 2015 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
Between the two of them, Nick D'Alessandro and Dan Musilli were just 2 for 7 for the Williamstown baseball team Tuesday. D'Alessandro also was hit by a pitch. And Musilli reached on an error. D'Alessandro also stole three bases. And Musilli stole three bases, too. D'Alessandro also scored two runs. And Musilli scored two runs, too. So when the speedy seniors at the top of the lineup had ceased causing havoc for another day, Williamstown left town with a 7-4 victory over Triton in a Tri-County Conference Royal Division game.
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April 4, 2015 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
Ross Micka says he has a "big mouth. " He also says that because he's a catcher, that's a good thing. "You have to be talking all the time as a catcher," Micka said after helping Williamstown to a 9-8 victory over Cherry Hill East on Thursday afternoon. Micka did more than talk a good game in the nonleague clash of South Jersey Group 4 baseball programs on a warm, windy afternoon at Williamstown's field. He also rapped a pair of RBI singles as Williamstown rallied for the victory over the Cougars.
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December 10, 2014 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
WIDENER COACH Mike Kelly says the comments he made about Eagles coach Chip Kelly were "in jest. " Chip Kelly says he was only helping a friend. Whatever the case, it was still being talked about yesterday. It started after Widener's 38-point loss to visiting Linfield in Saturday's Division III quarterfinal. Mike Kelly blasted Chip Kelly for allowing the small college from McMinnville, Ore., to practice in the Eagles' bubble. "Make sure you put in the paper that we thank Chip Kelly, and I hope the Seahawks do well tomorrow [Sunday]
NEWS
December 10, 2014 | By Jason Wolf, For The Inquirer
After Widener University was hammered 45-7 by Linfield College of Oregon in a NCAA Division III national quarterfinal game Saturday afternoon in nearby Chester, Pride coach Mike Kelly took a shot at the head coach of the Eagles, who had allowed Linfield to prepare at the NFL team's practice facility. "Make sure you put in the paper that we thank Chip Kelly and I hope the Seahawks do well tomorrow," Mike Kelly said. "He was helping them out. Maybe somebody in Philadelphia ought to buy him a map so he knows where he lives now. But, go Seahawks.
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