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October 27, 1997 | By Nick Fierro, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
To those who have seen Lansdale Catholic's football team over the last couple of seasons, the Crusaders' high-powered offense appears to come from many years of practice. And if you didn't know better, you'd think quarterback Mike deMarteleire diagrams half his team's plays in the dirt for friends he's known since he was 6. It certainly looked that way Saturday night when the Crusaders clobbered Owen J. Roberts, 43-13, in a Pioneer Athletic Conference game at North Penn. But deMarteleire had never met any of his classmates until transferring to Lansdale Catholic after his family moved from New Jersey when he was a freshman.
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September 11, 1995 | By Mike Olshin, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Led by prolific passer John Algeo, the Lansdale Catholic offense has been grabbing more of the attention in this young football season. But to repeat as District 1 Class AA champions, or even go beyond, the Crusaders know there will be games when the defense will have to carry the load. Luckily for the Crusaders, that unit appears more than capable of doing the job. Just ask Great Valley. Lansdale Catholic held visiting Great Valley to just 120 yards of total offense and earned a 14-0 victory in the Pioneer Athletic Conference opener for both teams Saturday night at North Penn High School.
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April 24, 2014 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
Alyssa Messina didn't really have a lot to say about her own performance at the plate for the Lansdale Catholic softball team Tuesday afternoon. The senior third baseman and captain of the Crusaders went 2 for 3 with a double, home run, and four runs batted in, but she responded with a drawn-out "yeah" and a laugh when her stellar offensive output was mentioned. The cleanup hitter's bat was the difference against Conwell-Egan, but what Messina really wanted to talk about was the magnitude of the 5-3 win in the Catholic League matchup.
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September 18, 2000 | By Ira Josephs, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Mickey Algeo held her 4-week-old grandson, Ryan Anthony, in a baby blanket and waited patiently for her husband, Jim Algeo Sr., to finish speaking with reporters. Lansdale Catholic had just escaped with a 29-26 win over visiting Phoenixville in a Pioneer Athletic Conference football game Saturday night at Wissahickon High, and Mickey Algeo had every reason to smile. Her husband's team won the game. The victory came at the expense of Jim and Mickey's son, Dan, who is in his first year as Phoenixville coach.
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September 11, 1997 | By Joe Santoliquito, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
This time last season, Lansdale Catholic was struggling. High expectations evaporated beneath an 0-3 cloud that the Crusaders never were able to crawl from under, and their season ended with a disappointing 6-11 record. So this season's 3-1-1 start (2-1 Pioneer Athletic Conference) has been refreshing. The Crusaders have played well, with a 2-1 nonleague victory Saturday over Upper Darby for the first time in three years and a 2-2 tie in their season opener against North Penn. Lansdale Catholic coach Tom O'Donnell has changed his lineup slightly, moving senior Chris Glinski, the team's leader in assists last season, back to the sweeper position to shore up a porous defense.
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April 23, 2016 | By Aaron Carter, Staff Writer
In mid-March, Kevin Lacon's place of refuge was suddenly infiltrated by dread. The La Salle High senior watched as his older brother, Patrick, an assistant coach for the Explorers, walked with purpose toward head coach Bill Leahy during a scrimmage against Upper Dublin. "When Coach Leahy said, 'Kevin,' I looked over, and I knew for some reason it was my dad, and my heart dropped," said Lacon, whose brother, Liam, is also a sophomore defenseman for the Explorers. "My brother said I turned white.
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April 22, 2016 | By Matt Cassidy, Staff Writer
Trailing 4-2, Northeast's Chris Castro was hit by a pitch to begin the bottom of the seventh inning of Wednesday's Public League Division A matchup. The ensuing batter, Jordan Montero, was originally called out by the first-base umpire until a conference at home plate resulted in a reversal of the decision, because the first baseman's foot left the bag on a wide throw. Central's coach argued the call until he was ejected. Following the brief recess, Castro advanced to third on a wild pitch.
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April 16, 2016 | By Jack Goodwillie, Staff Writer
Starting pitcher Maddie McBride lasted all 10 innings of host Hallahan's 1-0 Catholic League victory over Little Flower on Thursday. In doing so, McBride was able to knock in Brigid Stermel to score the go-ahead run in the 10th inning. McBride stifled batters from start to finish and ended the game with 19 strikeouts. Little Flower's Alex Dolan, the hard-luck loser, also pitched 10 innings. In other Catholic League action: Sarah Ostaszewski went 3 for 3 with two doubles and four RBIs as visiting Archbishop Ryan defeated Lansdale Catholic, 7-0. Catholic Academies.
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April 8, 2016 | By Rick O, Columnist
If only Greg Grandelli could bottle the mojo he's had at the plate in the early part of the season. The Roman Catholic senior was batting .818 (9 for 11) with 11 RBIs, seven runs, and three doubles entering Wednesday's matchup against Catholic League rival Lansdale Catholic. He went 4 for 5 with four RBIs as the visiting Cahillites cruised past Archbishop Ryan, 12-2, in Monday's league opener. Grandelli, a second baseman and righthanded pitcher, said he worked on perfecting his swing in the offseason while playing for the Keystone State Bombers and training with teammates at an indoor batting facility in Northeast Philly.
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April 8, 2016 | By Trevor Newcomb, Staff Writer
Joe LaFiora's first start of the baseball season couldn't have gone any better. Well, maybe just a little. The Neumann-Goretti sophomore took the hill in his second career start and tossed a no-hitter, leading the visitors to a 3-0 win over Archbishop Ryan on Wednesday. In the Catholic League tilt, LaFiora threw 79 pitches, striking out six batters. Two walks cost him a perfect game. Nick D'Amore had two RBIs and Brian Verratti went 2 for 4, scoring one run and stealing two bases.
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March 1, 2016 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
Odds are that people probably aren't going to notice Maureen O'Tormey on the basketball floor. She's fine with that. In fact, the PIAA basketball official thinks that means she is doing her job. "My goal is to be invisible on the court," O'Tormey said. "I don't want to draw attention to myself. " She isn't flashy. She doesn't over-gesticulate or highlight herself when she makes a call. No, O'Tormey simply goes about her business for 32 minutes of basketball - just like when she was a player at Lansdale Catholic.
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February 15, 2016 | By Matt Breen, Staff Writer
La Salle and Archbishop Wood built on their large leads from Friday to easily capture Catholic League swimming championships Saturday afternoon at La Salle University. The title is the 28th straight boys' championship for La Salle. It came just four months after the passing of longtime coach Frank Lichtner, who died of cancer in October. La Salle's Joseph Vizza (100-yard freestyle), Jacob Lubinski (100-yard backstroke), Sean Finlay (100- yard backstroke), and Jake Sannem (500-yard freestyle)
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February 13, 2016 | By Matt Breen, Staff Writer
Osaze Thornton converted a three-point play with 12.1 seconds left to force overtime, and Phil-Mont Christian rallied in the extra period on Thursday night to top visiting Lower Moreland, 66-61, in the Bicentennial League boys' basketball semifinals. Thornton finished with 18 points, 16 of which came after halftime. Sean Griffin added 26 points and 13 rebounds, including five offensive boards. Noah Baldez chipped in with five assists and four blocks. The Falcons advance to the championship game Saturday against Jenkintown at Holy Family University.
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February 9, 2016 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
Before each game, Taylor Herd walks with her teammate Abby Ward to half-court. There the duo is met by their Lansdale Catholic girls' basketball coach, Joe Mack, as well as the captains and coaches of their opponent. "Make sure you take out your earrings," the warning comes from one of the officials. Then they look at one another and laugh. It's an interaction that has happened often for Herd, a senior for the Crusaders. In her No. 35 uniform, with her hair pulled up in a ponytail, a black Nike headband and two pairs of socks - she wears green ones over a white pair to "break it up a bit" - Herd looks every bit the part of an imposing basketball player.
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February 4, 2016 | By Bob Cooney, Staff Writer
ABOUT TWO hours before the 76ers play a home game at the Wells Fargo Center, a familiar face makes his way down onto the court and the mood immediately changes. Smiles contagiously appear. There isn't a mad rush toward Jimmy Lynam, but the flow of the traffic on the court that consists of players, coaches and media members shifts toward the 74-year-old Philadelphia legend. Everyone wants to say hi and talk a little hoops with the patriarch of this basketball-rich city. And Lynam has time for everyone.
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