December 19, 1988 |
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.
October 18, 1993 |
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.
January 16, 1986 |
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)
February 3, 1986 |
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)
November 9, 1992 |
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...
February 6, 1989 |
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.
March 13, 1989 |
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.
January 5, 1987 |
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.
October 15, 1990 |
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.