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November 17, 2014 | BY AARON CARTER, Daily News Staff Writer cartera@phillynews.com
THE ELECTRICITY was still fresh in the air. Dances were danced, chants were belted and speeches were delivered at the Charles Martin Memorial Stadium. The Ben Franklin Electrons were just minutes removed from winning the Public League Class AAAA championship. And if the scoreboard wasn't enough, empty Gatorade coolers and the drenched shirt of head coach David Carter supplied more proof. In this crowd, a face not fixed with a smile would have been like a Franklin game without a Rapheal "Macho" Rodriguez touchdown.
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November 17, 2014 | By BRENT BAUM, Daily News Staff Writer baumb@phillynews.com
THREE WEEKS after Imhotep Charter thrashed West Philadelphia High, 66-6, deja vu was in full effect Saturday afternoon with the Panthers' 62-0 rout over the Speedboys to capture the Public League Class AAA championship at Northeast High field. Despite tallying 62 unanswered points en route to the title, Imhotep coach Albie Crosby delivered a post-game message, firmly reminding his team: "State Champions. Still not done. " Senior quarterback Andre Dreuitt-Parks seems to have that slogan set in his mind.
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November 17, 2014 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
GREEN BAY, Wis. - The Eagles entered the Packers game with the second-highest turnover total in the NFL, and they took the lead in that category Sunday after they gave the ball away four times in a 53-20 loss to Green Bay. Quarterback Mark Sanchez threw two second-half interceptions, and there was a fumble on a mishandled exchange with LeSean McCoy and a poor snap by Jason Kelce. "Both [fumbles] we were moving on the drives," coach Chip Kelly said. "To come up with turnovers like that, especially against this team, it's not going to help us. " The Eagles did not force any turnovers and now have a minus-9 turnover differential.
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November 15, 2014 | DAILY NEWS STAFF REPORT
THE PHILLIES signed nine players to minor league contracts, including Jeff Francoeur, and invited them to spring training. The non-roster invitees are: * Andres Blanco: The 30-year-old infielder batted .277 in 25 games for the Phils last season. * Brian Bogusevic: The 30-year-old outfielder has played 299 major league games over four seasons with the Astros and Cubs. He batted .236 with 17 home runs, 62 RBI and 22 stolen bases. * Russ Canzler: The 28-year-old utility man played at Lehigh Valley and Scranton-Wilkes-Barre last season.
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November 12, 2014 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
PHOENIX - The plan was for Jesse Biddle to go to Puerto Rico and make up some of the innings he lost during his disastrous 2014 season in the Phillies' minor-league system. Like so many of the team's recent plans, it went awry. General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said Tuesday at the general managers meetings that Biddle has returned to Philadelphia after just two appearances with his Puerto Rican winter league team because of a sore elbow. Biddle left with a 0-1 record and a 15.19 ERA for Mayaguez.
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November 11, 2014 | BY JEFF NEIBURG, Daily News Staff Writer neiburj@phillynews.com
IT TOOK 5 years, but it finally hit Mike McLaughlin. For years growing up, the Philadelphia native and Father Judge High graduate came to the hallowed halls on South 33rd Street and watched basketball games with his family. The game took him to Division II Holy Family, where his 1,710 points still rank fifth in school history. He played after college for a bit with the Washington Generals and Harlem Globetrotters, playing in more than 50 countries. He went on to coach the women's team at his alma mater for 14 seasons, where he piled up 407 wins vs. 61 losses.
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November 10, 2014 | BY AARON CARTER, Daily News Staff Writer cartera@phillynews.com
IT'S PROBABLY unfair to call Cameron Brown the only super player on the Simon Gratz offensive line. Then again, the 6-2, 265-pound junior was likely the only one wearing a Superman shirt under his game jersey last night. "The team calls me Super Cam," Brown said after the Bulldogs outlasted Martin Luther King High, 22-14. "Everybody knows my favorite football player is Cam Newton, and earlier in the offseason, my mom was just buying me all these Superman shirts. I always wear them for games.
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November 1, 2014 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Under a faultless sky, on a perfect fall day, Adam Morgan went to the mound Monday accompanied by the applause of exactly 306 fans and took one more step back to where he had once been. The Arizona Fall League isn't a field of dreams, but it is a seeding ground for prospects to grow, for developing big-leaguers to acquire a new skill, and for players who have suffered injuries to reclaim a place in their organizations' plans. Lefthander Adam Morgan falls into the third category.
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October 28, 2014 | By Christian Hetrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
At first, Jazmin Gonzalez couldn't remember the last time Archbishop Ryan lost a Catholic League girls' soccer game. Neither could Taylor Woods. Julianne Blank had to think about it, too. You can't really blame them. It's been a while. Top-seeded Archbishop Ryan blanked No. 2 Archbishop Wood at home, 3-0, and won its third straight Catholic League championship Sunday. It's the team's 25th consecutive league win. "It's exciting. These girls are a special group," said Ragdolls coach Ryan Haney, who has won five Catholic League titles in 10 years at Ryan.
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October 24, 2014 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
Basketball, wrestling, and indoor track teams in the Colonial Conference and Cape-Atlantic League will be able to start practice on Nov. 24. The same likely will be true for many teams in the Burlington County Scholastic League. But teams in the Olympic Conference will have to wait a week and won't be able to start the winter season until Dec. 1. That staggered start is a result of a decision made by the Olympic Conference to overrule a pilot program established by the NJSIAA in September to allow boys' and girls' basketball teams to start practice on the Monday before Thanksgiving.
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