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December 19, 1988 | By Joe Fite, Special to The Inquirer
The best thing about nonleague games is that they do not count in the league standings. Bishop McDevitt has struggled in the early going, winning a single game against three losses, including a 67-51 loss to visiting Parkway on Friday night. So McDevitt was just as glad to begin its quest for the Philadelphia Catholic League Northern Division title, a crown that many observers feel that the Lancers have a better-than-average shot to win. McDevitt started its Northern Division season on Sunday with a 54-39 victory over Bishop Kenrick.
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October 18, 1993 | By Joe Santoliquito, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The muffled applause behind Bishop McDevitt's bench came only after it was announced that the Phillies had taken a 2-0 lead over the Blue Jays in Game One of the World Series. As far as fanfare goes, that was it for the Lancers on Saturday night. Against three-time defending Catholic League champion Archbishop Ryan, McDevitt's offense arrived too late, losing, 14-0, in a Catholic League North game at Plymouth-Whitemarsh. Entering the game, Ryan had not lost in three years to a Catholic League opponent.
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January 16, 1986 | By Gary Miles, Inquirer Staff Writer
What a difference a nonleague game makes for Bishop McDevitt. "It was unbelievable," Lancers assistant coach Brian Duross said. "The guys were smiling at the foul line and joking around on the bench. We were so loose nothing bothered us. I hope we play that way Friday against North Catholic. " Losers of five previous Catholic League Northern Divison games, McDevitt (4-12) found a way to win Monday's nonleaguer, although it took four overtimes. Led by three double-digit scorers, the Lancers defeated Germantown Academy (7-6)
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February 3, 1986 | By Gary Miles, Inquirer Staff Writer
Senior guards Tim Kelly and Mike Giuliani connected on jump shots in the final 25 seconds of play yesterday and Bishop McDevitt nipped Father Judge, 41-40, in a Catholic League Northern Division game at Judge. "We were losing so many close games that it's about time we won one," said McDevitt assistant coach Brian Duross. "We had balanced scoring. They gave us a chance to win the game, and this time, we did. I thought we really played well in all aspects. " McDevitt (2-9 league, 6-16 overall)
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November 9, 1992 | By Nick Fierro, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
This has been a season of adjustment for Bishop McDevitt and football coach Pat Manzi. Manzi took over the fledgling program in 1982 and guided the Lancers to the playoffs every year until this one, winning two Catholic League championships and compiling a 74-28-2 record along the way. This year, despite featuring a Division I quarterback prospect in senior Bill Ring, the Lancers have been nothing better than mediocre and will miss the...
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February 6, 1989 | By Joe Ferry, Special to The Inquirer
In its last three games, the Bishop McDevitt girls' basketball team has held opponents to an average of just 35.3 points per game. Not coincidentally, the Lancers have won all three games. It was just over a month ago, however, that McDevitt played the same three teams - Bishop Conwell, Archbishop Ryan and Archbishop Wood - and did an even better job, limiting them to just 34.3 points per game. But the Lancers lost two of the three contests. The difference? "We are finally showing signs of being able to put the ball in the basket," said McDevitt head coach Tom Lonergan after his team's 42-32 win over Wood Friday afternoon.
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March 13, 1989 | By David Porter, Special to The Inquirer
Joe Sette probably desired a different ending to his coaching career at Bishop McDevitt than that which transpired Friday night at the Palestra. But even the Lancers' 56-47 loss to La Salle in the Catholic League semifinals didn't diminish the emotions Sette felt in his last game as head coach. "I've had good teams, I've had average teams, and I've had not-so-good teams, and I wouldn't trade any of it," he said, choking back tears. "I take that back. . . . I'd probably want one more game.
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January 5, 1987 | By Gary Miles, Inquirer Staff Writer
Mark Heimerdinger likens his Cardinal Dougherty basketball team to a blue- collar outfit. "We're the kind of team that goes to work on the construction site each morning with our hard hats on," Heimerdinger said. "We drink our coffee in the mornings, then go out and put in a hard day's work. That means if there is a loose ball on the floor somewhere, we dive after it. " Against Bishop McDevitt on Friday, the Cardinals put that hard-work ethic into practice and came back to defeat the Lancers, 57-52, in a hard-fought Catholic League Northern Division game at McDevitt.
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October 15, 1990 | By Martin Katz, Special to The Inquirer
Bishop McDevitt's Saturday afternoon Catholic League Northern Division encounter with Father Judge proved to be a prime-time show for the Lancers' backfields. Both the offensive and defensive backs had their day in the sun as the Bishop McDevitt downed the Crusaders in a key midseason battle, 31-15. The Lancers (3-2, 3-1) received yeomanlike efforts from junior running backs Jamal Love and Milt Alexander. Love rushed 21 times for 137 yards, and Alexander had 108 yards and 3 touchdowns on only 10 carries.
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September 14, 2016 | By Aaron Carter, STAFF WRITER
Soosung Whang has a long memory. The Central junior defensive back was denied his first high school touchdown last year after his interception return was negated because of a penalty. Monday afternoon, however, Whang couldn't be denied early - then nearly got another score - in the Lancers' 30-6 mauling of Martin Luther King. The game was part of the Public League's makeup slate after the weekend's heat-related postponements. Whang, also Central's kicker, gave the Lancers (2-0)
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August 30, 2016 | By Rick O'Brien, STAFF WRITER
Mike Watkins is not surprised by Max Bryson's bruising and effective rushing style. That's because Watkins, Bishop McDevitt's rookie head coach, has watched the quarterback shine on the pitch. "If he sees a seam, he takes it and goes," Watkins said. "I've seen him do the same thing in rugby. " Bryson, a third-year starter at QB, is a member of the Blackthorn Rugby Football Club. He joined his brother, Sean, in playing for the program's men's squad over the summer. The boys' sister, Emily, plays the sport at Millersville.
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June 11, 2016 | By Phil Anastasia, STAFF WRITER
The first home run trot of Jack Farrell's career was notable for two things: It's lack of speed and it's wealth of significance. "Really slow," Farrell said his pace around the bases after the first home run of his career at Holy Cross Academy. Farrell's three-run home run on Tuesday probably was the biggest hit in recent Holy Cross history. It turned a 2-1 deficit into a 4-2 lead in the bottom of the sixth inning of the Non-Public South B championship game. Holy Cross coach Steve Paolini was thrilled.
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January 17, 2016 | By Aaron Carter, Staff Writer
Gerry Fasano had a sneaking suspicion that last season would be the final campaign for Bishop McDevitt football coach Pat Manzi. For years, Fasano, who runs the school's athletic Hall of Fame, urged Manzi to accept induction. But the winningest football coach in school history always politely declined. Last spring, Manzi finally accepted. "Pat is McDevitt football," said Fasano, who played on Manzi's first McDevitt squad in 1982 and later coached under Manzi. "He's a very humble guy," Fasano said.
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November 29, 2015 | By Aaron Carter, Inquirer Staff Writer
Dontae Mason clutched green Gatorade bottles in each fist as he dragged his weary body near the Bishop McDevitt bench after authoring the game's pivotal touchdown. Marian Catholic from District 11 had just seized third-quarter momentum by returning a blocked punt for a touchdown, cutting the Lancers' lead at the Northwest Super Site to just eight points. Mason, however, returned the ensuing kickoff 87 yards for a touchdown, crisscrossing the field for his second return touchdown of the quarter, and helping the Lancers pull away to a 35-19 victory Friday night in PIAA State Class A first-round action.
SPORTS
November 11, 2015 | BY AARON CARTER, Staff Writer cartera@phillynews.com
CENTRAL SENIOR Jeffrey Coplin had to sit and watch last year as the Lancers struggled through an abysmal season. The southpaw quarterback broke his fibula in Week 1 and played mostly bystander as Central (1-11, 1-5) fell to the bottom of the Public League's AAAA Liberty division. That struggle, however, made last week's 13-12 quarterfinal upset of defending Pub champ Ben Franklin even sweeter. Next up, Coplin and Central, our latest Players of the Week, face host Simon Gratz in semifinal action on Friday.
SPORTS
November 11, 2015 | By Aaron Carter, Inquirer Staff Writer
Central senior Jeffrey Coplin had to sit and watch last year as the Lancers struggled through an abysmal season. The southpaw quarterback suffered a broken leg in Week 1 and played mostly bystander as Central (1-11, 1-5) fell to the bottom of the Public League's AAAA Liberty division. That struggle, however, made last week's 13-12 quarterfinal upset of defending league champion Ben Franklin even sweeter. Next up, Coplin and Central face host Simon Gratz in semifinal action on Friday.
SPORTS
September 30, 2015 | By Aaron Carter, Inquirer Staff Writer
One way to lose a game but still beat out a 300-yard rusher for the spotlight is to nearly throw for more yards than any other Catholic League quarterback in history. Such is the case for Bishop McDevitt's converted quarterback Max Bryson, a junior who launched a school-record 411 passing yards in the Lancers' 35-32 loss to Steinert High (N.J.). Roman Catholic's Phil DiWilliams owns the top spot with a 415-yard performance last season. On Saturday, Father Judge senior Yeedee Thaenrat rushed for 313 yards and four touchdowns in a win against Springside Chestnut Hill.
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September 30, 2015 | BY AARON CARTER, Staff Writer cartera@phillynews.com
ONE WAY to lose a game but still beat out a 300-yard rusher for Player of the Week honors is to nearly throw for more yards than any other Catholic League quarterback in history. Such is the case for Bishop McDevitt's converted quarterback, Max Bryson, a junior who launched a school-record 411 passing yards in the Lancers' 35-32 loss to Steinert High (N.J.). Roman Catholic's Phil DiWilliams owns the top spot with a 415-yard performance last season. On Saturday, Father Judge senior Yeedee Thaenrat rushed for 313 yards and four touchdowns in a win against Springside Chestnut Hill.
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June 10, 2015 | BY RICK O'BRIEN, Staff Writer
FREDERICKSBURG - With a four-run outburst in the third inning of yesterday afternoon's PIAA Class AA baseball semifinal against Loyalsock, Neumann-Goretti upped its lead to 5-0 and moved closer to its first berth in the final. In the top of the fourth, under dark skies at Wenger Field and thunderstorms quickly closing in, officials suspended the contest. It is scheduled to resume at 4 p.m. today at the same location. If the Saints can hold on against the Lancers, they will take on District 7 champ Neshannock for the state crown at 3 p.m. Friday at Penn State's Medlar Field at Lubrano Park.
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