April 10, 1990 |
There has been one constant in Public League tennis for "about 40 years," according to Lincoln coach William Kuchler. Every year, Lincoln would lose to Washington. Sometimes, it would be 5-0, sometimes 3-2, but no matter what, the Railsplitters would find a way to not win. Until April 2. Lincoln 4, Washington 1. "It's the first time in our existence that we beat Washington," said Kuchler, who has been at Lincoln for 16 years. "It's a big win for the team. I didn't expect to win. It's really exciting for me. It's like a present.
November 20, 1988 |
In front of every good running back is a good offensive line. If it weren't for guys like Central tackle Mark Hrubar, you'd never hear about guys like Central running backs Sundiata Rush and Jerrod Washington. Rush (126 yards, 2 TDs) and Washington (64 yards rushing, 65 yards receiving, ran for 1 TD, threw for another) led the Lancers to a 27-19 Public League semifinal victory over Lincoln yesterday afternoon at Northeast High. Central (9-0), the only undefeated Public League team, will meet Washington - which beat Roxborough, 14-6, in the other semifinal - for the league championship Dec. 3 at Northeast.
November 28, 1989 |
The Public League field hockey championship, scheduled for today at 2:30 p.m. at the Philadelphia College of Textiles and Sciences, features a rematch of last year's title game combatants. But Lincoln and defending champion Frankford will enter the game under much different circumstances. After struggling throughout most of the season, relying on a handful of returnees to lead the way, Mitch Kline's Frankford squad has come of age. Lincoln, meanwhile, showed its resilience by rallying to defeat a team that had beaten the Railsplitters twice during the regular season.
February 13, 1999 |
More than most regions, the Delaware Valley has many close associations and sites connected to the two great men honored on President's Day weekend. George Washington was in and out of Philadelphia and its suburbs constantly during the Revolutionary War and made his home here during the years he was president and Philadelphia was the nation's capital. Two Abraham Lincoln connections both center on Independence Hall. The newly-elected Lincoln arrived in Philadelphia on Washington's birthday 1861 on his way to his inauguration.
September 10, 2012 |
SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Seventeen players carried the ball for Wofford as the Terriers ran for 449 yards in an 82-0 lambasting of Division II Lincoln Saturday night. Philip Jean-Juste led the Lincoln offense, catching eight passes for 57 yards and also going 12 of 16 under center with 104 yards passing. Wofford's Brian Kass was 4 of 5 passing for 142 yards and three scores before the second-teamers entered the game, while the ground game averaged 8.3 yards per carry with no player for the Terriers (2-0)
October 6, 1987 |
Barbara Cook, the first-year field hockey coach at Lincoln, has the Railsplitters cruising along with a 3-0 record in the Public League. But games this week against two other undefeated teams - Frankford and Northeast - will test Lincoln. The Railsplitters, who have allowed just one goal in their three games, can claim sole ownership of first place with a pair of victories. "The team has played excellent defense," said Cook. "My offensive line has played well, also. " Minding the net for Lincoln this year is junior Christian Eberhart, a transfer student from Bensalem.
February 24, 1994 |
To see him, you'd swear it was Honest Abe himself. And when students at the Pathway School saw a tall figure in the doorway leading to their gym on Presidents Day, they were amazed. "Whoa! You look just like him!" one said. "I thought he was dead," said another. Some students just stood motionless, their mouths gaping. Others' eyes stayed glued to the man with the black beard and the stovepipe hat as they walked past him. But it was not the Great Emancipator returned from the grave.
February 19, 1987 |
It has been more than two decades since Lincoln advanced into post-season play and captured the Public League championship. And that is something that is not lost on head coach Charlie Davis. "It's been a long time," Davis said after Lincoln dropped Kensington, 97-70, Tuesday afternoon to boost its record to 11-8 overall, 6-5 league. "We have Southern (today) and then Engineering and Science (Tuesday), and hopefully, if we play good ball and execute properly, we'll make the playoffs.
November 28, 1989 |
Is it better to go to war with a few bazookas or with a platoon of machine gun-toting soldiers? That's the question facing Lincoln coach Rich Patton and his counterpart at Frankford, Bill Snyder, as their teams prepare for the Public League boys' soccer championship at 2:30 today at Philadelphia Textile. Patton has the bazookas, in this case Carlos Sousa, Tommy Jordan and Fred Wollner. Sousa has amassed 51 goals in his career, including 26 this season. Jordan has 10 this season, and Wollner has 7. Synder will counter with an offense in which seven Pioneers scored at least 4 goals this season.
January 1, 1987 |
Ed Murphy sat on the training table inside the Father Judge locker room and proudly displayed his Pink Badge of Courage, which he received after crashing to the floor for a loose ball with less than a minute to play in Monday's game against Lincoln. 'I got kicked in the ear," Murphy said with a smile, gingerly touching his reddened left ear. But such an injury is a sacrifice that Murphy is glad to sustain to help Judge win a basketball game. And Murphy certainly played a rough-and-tumble role during Judge's 53-48 victory over Lincoln in Monday's first round of the Father Judge Christmas Classic.