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November 28, 2000 | By Ira Josephs, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
John Baker isn't planning to retire as the Penncrest boys' cross-country coach any time soon, but he already has a successor in mind. Current senior Mike Espinosa, like Baker, is one of just five Penncrest runners to compete in the PIAA state cross-country meet in two straight years. And, like Baker, Espinosa likes working with people as much as he likes working out. "Mike wants to be a teacher and coach," Baker said. "I told him I would give him my job, and I can't think of a better replacement.
SPORTS
October 14, 1996 | By Brian Miller, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Win the head game. Believe in yourself. See the victory, be the victory. And, of course, win enough of the physical battles on the field and you will triumph in the end. At least, that's what Penncrest coach Mike Milano preaches. On Saturday night, his football team overwhelmed Springfield in the first half and took a 13-point lead. Then it triumphed by holding off the Cougars to post a 27-23 Central League victory. Penncrest "hasn't had a lot of success in recent years" Milano said.
SPORTS
April 24, 2009 | by Paul Hagen
Mets   The Mets starter with the shortest leash going into this season had to be veteran second baseman Luis Castillo. He's 33 years old. He's coming off an injury-plagued season during which he started just 87 games and batted .245. He was regularly booed at Shea Stadium. His career seemed to be on the downside, and in spring training even general manager Omar Minaya could muster only a lukewarm endorsement, saying he deserved a chance at the beginning of the season to prove he could still contribute.
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April 24, 2001 | By Ira Josephs INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
The four-minute mile is unapproachable, unattainable and incomprehensible for all but the most elite middle-distance runners. But even casual sports fans can relate to the magic of the achievement. Roger Bannister of Britain finished in 3 minutes, 59.4 seconds to become the world's first four-minute miler May 6, 1954. He was honored as Sports Illustrated's first Sportsman of the Year; in 1990 the magazine named his achievement one of the "top 10 all-time moments in sports history.
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December 18, 2011 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
When the city police officer entered the room, she saw LaKanya Eskridge, her face covered in blood. "There was blood coming from her eyes, her nose, her mouth," Officer Cheryl Newton testified in court. "There was blood all over the place. " Eskridge begged Newton not to leave her: "He's going to hit me again," Eskridge told Newton, according to court testimony. It was Eskridge, however, who was arrested that day, Nov. 22, 2010, at Beeber Middle School in the Overbrook area, where her son was a student.
SPORTS
April 17, 2010 | By Michael Harrington, Inquirer Staff Writer
Put me in, coach With his team out of pitchers and an extra-innings extravaganza against the Diamondbacks looming in the early-morning hours on Thursday, Dodgers first baseman James Loney started thinking about loosening up his arm to head to the mound. "I thought about it a little bit," Loney told Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times. A promising lefthander in high school, Loney has sometimes mused about pitching in the majors. The Dodgers used seven relievers in the game, with Jeff Weaver unavailable after he pitched in six of the previous seven games.
SPORTS
August 11, 2009 | Daily News Wire Services
Rick VandenHurk pitched five effective innings, five Florida players had at least one RBI and the Marlins beat the visiting Houston Astros, 8-6, last night for their fourth straight win. John Baker had two RBI, and NL batting leader Hanley Ramirez had two singles and an RBI to help chase starter Brian Moehler (7-8) after five innings. Florida moved within 3 1/2 games of the idle Phillies for the NL East lead. VandenHurk (2-1) struck out four and allowed two runs and five hits.
SPORTS
April 11, 2009 | Daily News Wire Services
With the games getting closer, the Florida Marlins keep winning. Jorge Cantu singled with two outs in the ninth last night to score Emilio Bonifacio, and the Marlins remained unbeaten through four games by defeating the visiting New York Mets, 5-4. The Mets left 14 runners on base, stranding at least one in every inning. The one-run margin was the first this season for the Marlins, the only unbeaten team in the majors. They're 4-0 for the first time in franchise history.
SPORTS
September 15, 1997 | By Lou Costello, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
This was a game for football purists. The tackles were made virtually helmet-to-helmet and shoulder pad-to-shoulder pad as Penncrest came from behind to defeat Haverford High, 21-14, on Saturday afternoon in a Central League game. The teams traded vicious hits, but the most crucial one occurred with about two minutes left and the Fords clinging to a slim one-point lead, 14-13. On fourth down and with less than a yard to go for a first down at the Lions' 11-yard line, Fords fullback Frank Ginter was crunched at the line of scrimmage by Penncrest linemen Jim Cunningham and B.J. Radcliffe, and cornerback John Baker - and stopped inches short of a first down.
NEWS
July 12, 2007 | By Will Hobson FOR THE INQUIRER
In addition to its older summer students, West Chester University has hosted a much younger demographic this summer - gifted middle-school students. The 10, 11, and 12-year-olds are using the same facilities, and learning from the same professors as their older counterparts, as they take part in West Chester's Summer Academy for Gifted Children. The academy, a pilot program proposed by marketing professor Paul Arsenault, offers youngsters an opportunity at an academic challenge they won't encounter in the confines of their middle schools.
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December 28, 2014 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo, Inquirer Staff Writer
ATLANTIC CITY - The day after Christmas, and the day before a funeral in New York City for one of two slain police officers, about 300 people turned out for a rally on the Boardwalk to show support for local law enforcement. Afterward, the crowd in front of Boardwalk Hall, composed mostly of police, off-duty officers and their families, and government officials, in a show of solidarity marched about eight blocks to the new Law Enforcement and Firefighters Memorial at St. James Place.
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July 3, 2012 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, Inquirer Staff Writer
LONGPORT, N.J. - Burned and tattered, the Episcopal and American flags were nonetheless set in place on either side of the makeshift altar. The wooden offering plate was damaged. The silver chalice had been dug out of the rubble by firefighters. Most of the prayer books were destroyed, but one with a few unscorched pages would constitute the Gospel reading. With both the sparkling blue waters of the bay and the badly charred historic church and tower in their view, two dozen members of the Church of the Redeemer in Longport came together Sunday morning to pray on a small lawn beside the remains of their house of worship, destroyed during the violent storm that ravaged parts of the Jersey Shore early Saturday.
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December 18, 2011 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
When the city police officer entered the room, she saw LaKanya Eskridge, her face covered in blood. "There was blood coming from her eyes, her nose, her mouth," Officer Cheryl Newton testified in court. "There was blood all over the place. " Eskridge begged Newton not to leave her: "He's going to hit me again," Eskridge told Newton, according to court testimony. It was Eskridge, however, who was arrested that day, Nov. 22, 2010, at Beeber Middle School in the Overbrook area, where her son was a student.
SPORTS
September 3, 2010 | By Al Campbell, Inquirer Staff Writer
He sure can draw a crowd Washington Nationals spark plug Nyjer Morgan has become more of a lightning rod lately - in this case, chain lightning. In Wednesday night's game against the Marlins, Florida pitcher Chris Volstad's first offering of the sixth inning sailed behind Morgan, and Morgan, deciding this was probably not a chance occurrence, charged the mound. Both dugouts emptied. (Fortunately, as with most baseball "brawls," no one got more than a scrape or a bruise.) Once the dust had settled, Morgan, Volstad, Marlins manager Edwin Rodriguez and Marlins pitcher Jose Veras were ejected.
SPORTS
August 11, 2009 | Daily News Wire Services
Rick VandenHurk pitched five effective innings, five Florida players had at least one RBI and the Marlins beat the visiting Houston Astros, 8-6, last night for their fourth straight win. John Baker had two RBI, and NL batting leader Hanley Ramirez had two singles and an RBI to help chase starter Brian Moehler (7-8) after five innings. Florida moved within 3 1/2 games of the idle Phillies for the NL East lead. VandenHurk (2-1) struck out four and allowed two runs and five hits.
SPORTS
April 24, 2009 | by Paul Hagen
Mets   The Mets starter with the shortest leash going into this season had to be veteran second baseman Luis Castillo. He's 33 years old. He's coming off an injury-plagued season during which he started just 87 games and batted .245. He was regularly booed at Shea Stadium. His career seemed to be on the downside, and in spring training even general manager Omar Minaya could muster only a lukewarm endorsement, saying he deserved a chance at the beginning of the season to prove he could still contribute.
SPORTS
April 11, 2009 | Daily News Wire Services
With the games getting closer, the Florida Marlins keep winning. Jorge Cantu singled with two outs in the ninth last night to score Emilio Bonifacio, and the Marlins remained unbeaten through four games by defeating the visiting New York Mets, 5-4. The Mets left 14 runners on base, stranding at least one in every inning. The one-run margin was the first this season for the Marlins, the only unbeaten team in the majors. They're 4-0 for the first time in franchise history.
SPORTS
November 1, 2007 | Daily News Wire Services
Former NFL player and longtime Wake County (N.C.) Sheriff John H. Baker Jr. died yesterday, his son said. He was 72. Baker, a Raleigh, N.C., native, attended North Carolina Central University on a football scholarship before spending 11 years in the NFL with the Los Angeles Rams, Pittsburgh Steelers and Detroit Lions. He may be best known for his 1964 tackle of New York Giants quarterback Y.A. Tittle, who was photographed sitting bloody in the end zone, according to Baker's citation in the Raleigh Hall of Fame.
NEWS
July 12, 2007 | By Will Hobson FOR THE INQUIRER
In addition to its older summer students, West Chester University has hosted a much younger demographic this summer - gifted middle-school students. The 10, 11, and 12-year-olds are using the same facilities, and learning from the same professors as their older counterparts, as they take part in West Chester's Summer Academy for Gifted Children. The academy, a pilot program proposed by marketing professor Paul Arsenault, offers youngsters an opportunity at an academic challenge they won't encounter in the confines of their middle schools.
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