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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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June 10, 2015 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
FREDERICKSBURG, Pa. - With a four-run outburst in the third inning of Monday afternoon's PIAA Class AA baseball semifinal against Loyalsock, Neumann-Goretti, upping its lead to 5-0, moved closer to its first berth in the final. In the top of the fourth, under dark skies at Wenger Field and with thunderstorms quickly closing in, officials suspended the contest. It is scheduled to resume at 4 p.m. Tuesday 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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May 22, 2015 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
Brandon Simmons rounded third base with one thought on his mind. "I was going to score," the Holy Cross senior said. It took a perfect throw to nail Simmons at the plate in the bottom of the seventh inning, and that's what Immaculata produced in a 4-3 victory over Holy Cross in a Non-Public South A first-round baseball game Wednesday. "From what I understand, the kid made a phenomenal throw," Simmons said. "Hats off to him. " Immaculata (13-11), the No. 9 seed, advanced to face top-seeded St. Joseph of Metuchen on Tuesday.
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April 21, 2015 | By Julie Kayzerman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Joe Paolini and James Papeika both went out for shortstop during their freshman year at Holy Cross. "We ended up going with Joe at shortstop, but we knew right from the giddy-up that Paps was going to be a part of it for a long time," Lancers coach Steve Paolini said. "I told them that day, 'You guys are going to be joined at the hip for the next four years.' " The coach was right. The two juniors stand side-by-side in the infield, with Papeika at second base and Paolini at shortstop.
SPORTS
January 30, 2015 | BY AARON CARTER, Staff Writer
WHEN CENTRAL High wrestling coach Jeremy Julien stopped Larry Lewis in the hall freshman year, the Northeast Philadelphia resident had virtually no idea what the sport was all about. "I thought wrestling was like the WWE," said Lewis, a 138-pounder. "But it's so different. " Now a senior, Lewis played the protagonist last night as the host Lancers defeated rival Northeast High, 40-25, for the Public League championship. After the Vikings won the first two matches, Lewis pinned his opponent (5:51)
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January 25, 2015 | By Aaron Carter, Inquirer Staff Writer
Chase Kumor wants to be a nurse and the 6-foot-3 senior forward for Conwell-Egan doesn't care what anybody thinks. In fact, he may come across the occasional knuckle-dragging troglodyte who thinks he should pursue something more manly, but he remains undeterred. "I'm fine with it," Kumor said Friday after the Eagles overwhelmed visiting Bishop McDevitt, 69-41. "It's just what I want to do. If I want to do it, I'm just gonna go do it. I'm confident in it. " "Yeah, I get some jokes cracked at me, but I just kind of laugh it off," he continued.
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January 16, 2015 | BY AARON CARTER, Staff Writer cartera@phillynews.com
REMEMBER the old commercials with multisport star Bo Jackson clad in different types of athletic equipment? Well, before Chris Clover starred on the basketball court for St. Joseph's Prep, you could find him in football pads or fiddling a lacrosse stick or perhaps even on ice skates. In fact, the West Philadelphia resident took up ice hockey at about age 10 at The Laura Sims Skate House, gliding effortlessly as he perfected his stick work. Well, not exactly. "I mean, at first it was kind of bad, because the skates weren't really that sharp, and I kept falling and getting up," Clover said yesterday after Prep routed visiting Bishop McDevitt, 75-42.
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January 16, 2015 | By Aaron Carter, Inquirer Staff Writer
  Remember the old commercials with multisport star Bo Jackson clad in different types of athletic equipment? Well, before Chris Clover starred on the basketball court for St. Joseph's Prep, you could find him in football pads, fiddling with a lacrosse stick, or even on ice skates. The West Philadelphia resident took up ice hockey when he was about 10 years old at the Laura Sims Skate House, gliding effortlessly as he perfected his stick work. Well, not exactly. "I mean, at first it was kind of bad because the skates weren't really that sharp and I kept falling and getting up," Clover said Wednesday after Prep routed visiting Bishop McDevitt, 75-42.
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November 2, 2014 | By Chris Melchiorre, For The Inquirer
On a wind-whipped, rain-soaked, sloppy field, Holy Cross running back Chris Liggio walked side by side with quarterback Brandon Simmons. If you hadn't seen him before the game, it would be impossible to tell that Liggio's uniform was ever white. He had just been running wild for an entire football game - diving, sliding, and dragging defenders through the mud at Burlington Township. Simmons, on the other hand, looked as if he'd just come from a photo shoot. His jersey was pristine.
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October 25, 2014 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Columnist
The 2013 season ended for the Holy Cross football team with a 28-18 victory over Willingboro on the Friday after Thanksgiving. By Monday, five players were ready to get back to work. "They were mad at me," Holy Cross coach Frank Holmes said of his offensive linemen. "They were like, 'Why are you making us take a week off?' "I said, 'Coach needs a week off.' " The Lancers' fearsome fivesome of James Chattin, Raphael Jackson, Jalen Singleton, Tim Wagner, and Gary Whelan bided their time through the offseason's first week.
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