January 3, 1988 |
It was an ultimatum delivered in the unkindest of terms by Frankford coach Vince Miller to guard Jamie Ross. "He told me at practice this week that he had put up with five or six bad games from me, and I had to do better or he was going to make a change," Ross said. "I wanted two good games in a row. I had to get two. " It took him nine games, but Ross finally came up with two outstanding performances for the Pioneers Monday and Tuesday as Frankford won the Father Judge Tournament with a 63-39 win over host Judge.
May 28, 1999 |
Northeast High's sophomore pitcher Patty Campion is asked to do a lot for her team. However, the Vikings might be Public League softball champions today because of what Campion was asked not to do. "I told her not to slide," said Northeast coach Kathleen Mullelly after the Vikings (11-4) used Campion's pitching to breeze past Lincoln, 7-2, in the title game yesterday at Holy Family College. "Last year, we didn't do anything in the postseason because she slid in the final game of the season against Fels and sprained her ankle.
November 22, 1989 |
Because of confusion in the league's record-keeping, Frankford made the first round of the Public League girls' bowling playoffs and Lincoln did not. Entering the final game Wednesday, the league coaches were told that Lincoln had 16 victories, Frankford had 15 and Washington had 21 plus first place clinched in Division A. Only the top two teams from a division go to the playoffs. Lincoln and Frankford had easy opponents in their final games Wednesday, so it appeared Lincoln would take second place with a 3-0 victory over West Philadelphia.
April 26, 1988 |
In a departure from the usual, Frankford lost and Lincoln won last week in Public League baseball. The Pioneers, considered by many coaches to be the class of the league, fell to Central on Thursday, 8-6. It was Frankford's (3-1, 9-2) first league loss of the year. "We made too many errors - 3 in the sixth inning. That plus a few walks and a couple of hits cost us the game," coach Dick Connolly said. "( Central's Jason) Lavala pitched a good ball game," Connolly said.
May 31, 1988 |
Some Lincoln football and basketball players heard that their colleagues on the baseball team needed a victory in the final game of the regular season to make the playoffs, so they formed a cheering section to support the Rail splitters. The rooting section faded after a couple of innings, but the team went on to a 9-3 victory over Roxborough and into postseason play. Lincoln closed out the regular season with a 5-7 league mark. Several teams in the league still have make-up games scheduled for today and tomorrow, leaving the playoff picture somewhat hazy.
January 17, 1989 |
The stage is set for the rematch. Lincoln and Olney, which battled for the Public League wrestling championship last winter, will take 2-0 records into tomorrow's regular-season matchup at 3 p.m. at Lincoln. Although it is a rematch of two fierce rivals and could be a preview of a matchup in the 1989 playoffs, neither coach will emphasize the meet as a season-maker or season-breaker. Last year, Olney won by 48-19 in the regular season, but Lincoln turned around and took the championship, 43-23, for its first title after reaching at least the semifinals eight straight years.
January 10, 1989 |
Freshman Jason Webb set two pool records as host Lincoln defeated Northeast, 46-27, on Thursday at Lincoln in the season-opening meet for both teams. Webb raced to a win in 1 minute, 3.10 seconds in the 100-meter backstroke for a pool record and swam a 2:04.25 in the 200 freestyle for another mark. "Jason had an outstanding day," said Lincoln coach Jeb Lynch. "The problem was he wasn't pushed. He's got a couple of other records he can get this year. He can still get better, and we are looking for big things from him. " Lincoln, which finished second last year to George Washington in the Public League championships, won eight of 10 events in the meet.
May 30, 1993 |
Spurred by a victory from Shawna Hardy in the 100 meters, Lincoln's women's team won the NCAA Division III track and field title yesterday in Berea, Ohio, while the school's men's team finished second despite having two individual champions. In addition to Hardy's triumph, the Lincoln women's team also won the 1,600-meter relay in the competition at Baldwin-Wallace College. Winning for the men were Brandon Jones in the 100 meters and Shannon Flowers in the 110- meter hurdles. Other Lincoln men's runners who achieved all-America honors were Don Waldron, who was fifth in the 100 meters; Jeff Taylor, who finished third in the 400 meters, and Leon Howard, who placed fourth in the triple jump.
October 10, 1989 |
When Washington goes against Lincoln in Public League girls' bowling, the atmosphere is more like a practice meet between friends than an all-out rivalry. Because both teams practice at the Boulevard Lanes, that is not surprising. But the desire to win is always there, and the Eagles defeated the Railsplitters, 3-0 (1,199-1,102), on Wednesday in the opening match of the season at the Erie Lanes. The numbers are considerably off since the last time these two teams met. In the last meeting, the Railsplitters knocked down 1,555 pins to the Eagles' 1,348.
February 14, 1989 |
There's a battle brewing in Public League girls' gymnastics. Washington is still undefeated and will probably cruise to its 12th straight league title. But there is a real contest for second place - which will be determined when Northeast hosts Lincoln Friday. Both teams have only one loss - to Washington. "It should be close," Lincoln coach Karen Kardon said. "Everyone's looking forward to Friday. " The Railsplitters tuned up for the big match with victories over Mastbaum (96.9-85.