April 24, 2013 |
In opting to attend Central High and play baseball there, Tom Benek followed in the footsteps of brothers Jim and Larry. Tuesday afternoon, the senior might have cemented his position as best clutch performer. Capping a remarkable comeback against Public League Division A rival Frankford, Tom Benek delivered a two-out RBI single to give the host Lancers a 13-12 victory at Ogontz and Somerville. Before his deciding hit to right field, the third baseman received a few words of advice from brother Jim, a first-year assistant coach at Central.
February 25, 2013 |
When Ashley Logue took over as head coach of the Prep Charter girls' basketball team in December, she told the Huskies they would have to step it up. An assistant with the Huskies for the last two seasons, Logue took over for Paul Rieser, who left the position for personal reasons. Each player involved with the program did her part, Logue said, and that resulted Sunday in the Huskies' winning the Public League championship. Prep Charter earned its third consecutive title by defeating Central, 56-37, at Temple's Liacouras Center.
February 22, 2013 |
Bishop Eustace raced out to a 10-point lead after one quarter Wednesday before finishing with a 52-48 win over visiting Woodrow Wilson in Olympic Conference girls' basketball. Freshman Alexis Santarelli hit three three-pointers and led the Crusaders with 18 points. Natalie Alleva, with 12 points, and Taylor Hudspeth, with 13, also reached double digits for Bishop Eustace. Burlington Freedom. Tara Mason scored just five points, but Holy Cross coach Fred Philipps knew how valuable the senior was. "She's kind of our team leader," Philipps said.
February 14, 2013 |
TYRELL LONG was willing to do anything to help Bishop McDevitt High make basketball history. OK, so he never ran into a brick wall. But he made a headlong dive in an attempt to collar a loose ball and went sliding through a congested doorway. "All I saw was leggings and legs and pants and jeans," Long said. "Then I looked up and . . . 'Ohhhh. I hope I don't get suspended.' " The person Long hit the hardest was Mary Kirby, McDevitt's energetic first-year principal and the hoops squad's No. 1 fan, according to coach Jack Rutter.
January 21, 2013 |
EVERY TIME No. 12 or 34 notches a field goal in the gym at Bishop McDevitt High, PA announcer David Luby, also the junior varsity coach, breaks out his signature call. "Looooooonnnnnnng!" Out of respect, the stretch-out for No. 12 should be a little, well, longer. Those uniform numbers belong to Kenyatta and Tyrell Long, a senior point guard and junior forward/center. They're not related, but anyone who followed the Lancers in the 2009-10 season can probably report that the first of those names rings a bell.
January 13, 2013 |
Central's Chris Bing was giving up only two inches to Penn Charter's Mike McGlinchey. It was the nearly 100-pound difference in weight that caused the most concern. "Yeah, it was hard," Bing said. "He's a big kid. I just tried to put my body on him, push him as far away from the basket as possible. " McGlinchey fared well Saturday, collecting 25 points for the hosts, but it was the rail-thin Bing and the visiting Lancers who prevailed, 59-42, in a nonleague basketball game. "I think I've got some scars after that," joked Bing, a 6-foot-7, 180-pound junior.
December 20, 2012
Spotlight on: Holy Cross junior Alliya Butts For the Holy Cross girls' basketball team, Alliya Butts is a feisty, ball-hawking defender, a coach on the floor, and the best outside shooter and ballhandler. At 5-foot-4, she rebounds over girls who tower over her. She can drive to the basket, pull up for a jumper, or shoot a three-pointer as well as any player in the area - and she does it all with a high-energy style that doesn't ever seem to slow down. The junior point guard is averaging 29.5 points for the 2-0 Lancers.
November 22, 2012 |
David Williams' touchdown gave Hammonton an early lead Wednesday night, and the host Blue Devils held on to stun crosstown rival St. Joseph, 14-6, in a nonleague football game. St. Joseph (8-1) entered as The Inquirer's top-ranked team in South Jersey. In their previous six games, the Wildcats had averaged 32.6 points. The loss snaps St. Joseph's 28-game winning streak, which dated to Oct. 9, 2010. In that span, the Wildcats hadn't scored fewer than 14 points. Williams scored on a 2-yard run to stake the Blue Devils to the quick lead.
November 9, 2012 |
Holy Cross rallied to tie the score in the third quarter Thursday night before falling, 28-21, at Robbinsville in a West Jersey Football League Liberty Division game. It was both teams' regular-season finale. Khari Hewlett scored on a goal-line dive late in the third quarter to bring Holy Cross (4-4 overall, 3-2 division) even at 21. But Robbinsville's touchdown midway through the fourth was enough to turn back the visiting Lancers. M.A. Ciaramella scored the game-winning touchdown on a 1-yard run with 8 minutes, 35 seconds remaining.