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November 5, 2009 | By Marc Narducci INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
John Barr, the current special assistant to the general manager of the San Francisco Giants and a first baseman on Audubon's 1975 Group 2 championship baseball team, is among eight new inductees into the Hot Stovers Baseball Club of South Jersey Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony is 2 p.m. Nov. 28 at Masso's Columbus Manor in Williamstown. The other inductees are former players Mike Patrizi, Larry Price and Steve Young, coach Chuck Roney, and contributors Boyd Sands, Gene Sasse, and Ernie Delp.
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September 25, 2000 | By Brian Miller, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Something is wrong with the state of Coatesville football. The Red Raiders won Saturday night, playing hard in the damp gloom of J. Birney Crum Stadium to beat Allentown Allen, 33-7. But this was an "ugly" win if there ever was one. The Raiders (3-1) just don't seem to be hitting on all cylinders right now, and coach John Barr is concerned. "We didn't play real well tonight, just like we didn't play real well last weekend" in losing to Lancaster McCaskey, 35-33, Barr said.
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August 30, 1995 | By Steve Wartenberg, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
As a wide-eyed sophomore in 1993's season opener, Downingtown's Sean Ruffing looked around the huddle and saw the vast array of talent that would lead the Whippets to a 21-3-1 record over the next two seasons, including last year's Ches-Mont League and Class AAAA district titles and trip to the state championship game. Now when Ruffing looks around the huddle, there aren't many familiar faces. Gone is fullback/inside linebacker Aaron Harris, who rushed for 1,830 yards, scored 32 touchdowns, and was The Inquirer's player of the year last season.
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August 27, 1997 | By Nick Fierro, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
As Scott Konchek describes his responsibilities in the Coatesville football team's new offense, you can't help but smile. "It's more blocking areas than blocking people," the tackle said. "It took a little bit, but I got used to it. " At 6-foot-8 and 290 pounds, Konchek is an area unto himself. If ever there was a scheme to suit his dimensions, new head coach John Barr's system is it. Konchek, who also will play defensive tackle, seems to be enjoying himself more, too. "It's a lot different," he said.
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September 1, 1997 | By Bill Avington, FOR THE INQUIRER
Usually, games in August don't mean much in high school football. Just don't try to tell that to the folks in Coatesville. The Red Raiders' 12-7 win over William Penn High of York, Pa., on Friday night was a big step for a football program on the mend. With a new head coach and a young squad, it's the small steps that must be accomplished first. "To go into that stadium and win a football game feels good," said John Barr, in his first year with the Red Raiders after leading Downingtown to a state championship last season.
NEWS
November 14, 1994 | By Bill Doherty, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
A half-hour before the kickoff in Friday night's PIAA District 1 Class AAAA semifinal football game against Springfield, Downingtown coach John Barr acknowledged he was a little nostalgic. It wasn't that he was trying to take the edge off the magnitude of the game. It was that every time he glanced across the field, he traveled back in time nearly 25 years, to when he was a student at Springfield High. Barr has a closet full of fond memories from his high school days. He grew up in the Beatty Woods section of Springfield on Old Schoolhouse Lane, in a home where his parents still live.
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September 2, 1997 | By Brian Miller, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Downingtown and Coatesville began their respective football seasons Friday night with the glitches every team must expect in an opener. For example, the offenses, customarily the last units to jell, were not particularly sharp for either team. But the bottom line is that both teams won: Downingtown over Harrisburg, 28-14, and Coatesville over William Penn of York, Pa., 12-7. And for two coaches who will, for better or worse, spend most of the season under bell jars of circumspect, the postgame talks with reporters were the time to finally let out a deep breath, relax, and allow a bit of nervous apprehension to slip away into the summer night.
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November 15, 1993 | By Steve Wartenberg, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Downingtown football coach John Barr had to bite his tongue and supress all his coaching instincts. But finally, Bryan Benner's talents won him over, and Barr gave in. "In all the years I've been coaching, I've never had a quarterback who read defenses well enough to call audibles" said Barr, who is in his sixth year at Downingtown and coached at Cheltenham and Glen Mills before that. But Benner, a senior who has been starting since late in his sophomore year, forced Barr to reassess his thinking.
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September 11, 1998 | By John Manasso, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
You can see the tide turning at Coatesville. After a disappointing 1996 season in which the Red Raiders were 4-7, they improved to 6-6 last year. The trend appears to be continuing after the Red Raiders' 36-20 season-opening victory over William Penn last week as quarterback Sean Schellenger threw touchdown passes of 8, 39 and 40 yards. Coatesville's home game tonight against Central Dauphin (1-0) at 7 will go a long way toward determining if the Raiders are ready to return to the days of the early '90s when they competed for district championships.
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April 9, 2001 | By Brian Miller INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
West Chester Henderson football coach Joe Walsh and his counterpart at Coatesville, John Barr, will be among five former West Chester University football players who will be inducted into the W. Glenn Killinger Football Scholarship Foundation's Hall of Fame at the 22d annual banquet on May 4 at the Concord Country Club. Walsh played center for the Golden Rams' offensive line and graduated in 1972. He has been the head coach at Henderson since 1992. Barr was a defensive back at West Chester and graduated in 1975.
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June 9, 2011 | By TED SILARY, silaryt@phillynews.com
John Barr is about to become the second pro in his relationship. His girlfriend, Megan Lenczyk, plays soccer for the WPS' Atlanta Beat and, over the past 3 days, she became quite the follower of all things connected with baseball's first-year player draft. "She was following it more than I was," said the 6-2, 190-pound Barr, a senior centerfielder for the University of Virginia and a product of Germantown Academy. "From the very beginning, even. I was telling her, 'Meg, I'm not going to get picked in the first round.' She told me, 'You never know.' " Barr did. But yesterday, in the 39th round (No. 1,178 overall)
SPORTS
November 27, 2009 | By Marc Narducci INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
John Barr was a fleet-footed first baseman as a senior on Audubon's 1975 Group 2 state championship baseball team. He stole 22 bases that year and recently quipped, "The only base I couldn't steal was first. " Barr, now the special assistant to the general manager of the San Francisco Giants, batted over .300 that season, went on to play at Rider, and since then has distinguished himself with his work in professional baseball over the last quarter of a century. For his success as a high school and college player and a professional talent evaluator, Barr will be inducted tomorrow into the Hot Stovers Baseball Club of South Jersey Hall of Fame.
SPORTS
November 5, 2009 | By Marc Narducci INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
John Barr, the current special assistant to the general manager of the San Francisco Giants and a first baseman on Audubon's 1975 Group 2 championship baseball team, is among eight new inductees into the Hot Stovers Baseball Club of South Jersey Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony is 2 p.m. Nov. 28 at Masso's Columbus Manor in Williamstown. The other inductees are former players Mike Patrizi, Larry Price and Steve Young, coach Chuck Roney, and contributors Boyd Sands, Gene Sasse, and Ernie Delp.
SPORTS
April 2, 2007 | By Rick O'Brien INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Mister Perfect. The Natural. Golden Boy. After pitching a perfect game in Germantown Academy's season opener versus Archbishop Wood, John Barr has been jokingly given just about every nickname by classmates and teammates. He now knows the price that comes with notoriety. In last week's 4-0 home victory against Archbishop Wood, Barr mowed down 21 batters and registered 10 strikeouts. Of the senior's 79 pitches, 59 went for strikes. "Around the fourth or fifth inning, I started to think about it being a possible perfect game," Barr said.
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September 24, 2006 | By Lou Rabito INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Marshalton Triathlon is not the typical three-sport-a-thon, offering a bike race/canoe race/fast-pace walk format that officials have dubbed pedal, paddle, pace. To longtime competitor John Barr, it's more like pedal, paddle, pain. "Your legs go through this real fast-twitch thing for five or six minutes, then they sit," the East Bradford resident said, describing the first two parts of the event. And in the walk, "you end up using all these muscles in your legs, and . . . your calves burn.
SPORTS
May 17, 2006 | By Jeff McLane INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Pop quiz: Who said the following: "There could have been a brick wall there and I was going to run through it to get that ball. " Was it Aaron Rowand or John Barr? Although the tough-as-nails Phillies centerfielder made very similar remarks on Monday, the answer is Barr. A bull in his own regard, the Germantown Academy centerfielder made those comments after his Rowand-like catch in yesterday's game at Malvern Prep. Barr's defense - as well that provided by a few other Patriots - and Ian Hoff's efficient pitching gave GA a 3-1 win over Malvern Prep yesterday.
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July 23, 2002 | By Don Beideman INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Anthony Mallozzi last night was named temporary football coach at Coatesville High, succeeding John Barr, who stepped down at the end of last season because of his duties as an administrator in the financially strapped school district. Mallozzi, a graduate of Plymouth Whitemarsh High and Kutztown University, had been an assistant to Barr for the last two seasons. A social studies teacher in the district, he will take over a young team that was 3-8 last season. The job is listed as temporary because of the Chester County district's financial woes.
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March 29, 2002 | By Shannon Ryan INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Since he was 7 years old, John Barr has been involved with football. But Barr, 49, stepped away this week from the sport after 21 years of coaching. He resigned as head coach at Coatesville to become assistant principal at the school's ninth- and tenth-grade center. He had held the administrative job on a temporary basis this school year while coaching the Red Raiders. The position was made permanent at a school board meeting Monday, prompting Barr to remove himself from the coaching position.
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April 9, 2001 | By Brian Miller INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
West Chester Henderson football coach Joe Walsh and his counterpart at Coatesville, John Barr, will be among five former West Chester University football players who will be inducted into the W. Glenn Killinger Football Scholarship Foundation's Hall of Fame at the 22d annual banquet on May 4 at the Concord Country Club. Walsh played center for the Golden Rams' offensive line and graduated in 1972. He has been the head coach at Henderson since 1992. Barr was a defensive back at West Chester and graduated in 1975.
SPORTS
November 3, 2000 | By Shannon Ryan, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
At first, Kareem Shelton thought his coach was just trying to be nice by saying Coatesville was not out of the running for the state tournament. Just trying to keep team morale up until the end of the season. After a devastating 37-27 loss last week to Downingtown, Coatesville football players were sure their Ches-Mont League title was gone. They thought their Class AAAA state playoff chances had disappeared with it. After the Red Raiders' first practice following the loss, they found out there really is still a chance - albeit slim - of making the state tournament.
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