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July 1, 1997 | Inquirer photos by Tom Gralish
The Lions came roaring into Philadelphia yesterday, 20,000 strong, for the international club's 80th annual convention. The men's service club will kick up its heels with a parade starting at 9 a.m. today on Market Street.
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January 23, 1989 | By Brian Mitchell Freeman, Special to The Inquirer
It has been a frustrating season for Penncrest coach Jim Wilson and his Lions. With several returning starters with outstanding athletic ability, Wilson figured his Lions would fare well in the Central League. But the best-laid plans of mice and men. . . . Last Tuesday, the Lions easily defeated the Lower Merion Aces, 49-35, in a conference battle. But Friday night, the Lions could not maintain winning form and fell to the visiting Marple Newtown Tigers, 69-68. "We didn't have anyone who could hit the three-point shot when we needed it," Wilson said.
SPORTS
October 12, 2012 | By PAUL DOMOWITCH, Daily News Staff Writer
Recent history: The Eagles have a six-game win streak in the series, including a 56-21 rout on the Lions' last visit to Philadelphia, Sept. 23, 2007. The Eagles lead the all-time series, 16-12-2. OFFENSE Eagles 383.4 yards per game (11th) Lions 412.3 yards per game (3rd) Quarterback Eagles Michael Vick had his highest passer rating of the season (104.2) vs. Pittsburgh. He completed 11 of 16 passes vs. the blitz, 4 of 5 passes in the red zone, 8 of 11 in the fourth quarter and 4 of 6 on third down.
NEWS
February 14, 1989 | By Marv Bachrad, Special to The Inquirer
Radnor kept pace early on, had trouble in the middle periods, and lost 56-43 to Penncrest at home last Thursday. "They had too much firepower," Radnor coach Walt Katuzny said of the Lions. "Their center, Lenny Jenkins, hurt us inside and we again didn't shoot well. " Penncrest quickly turned a 12-10 opening-period lead into an 8-point advantage at the half, 26-18. The Lions then took a 39-26 lead before the start of the final quarter. "We got good shots but we didn't make the high-percentage shots," Katuzny said.
NEWS
February 13, 1989 | By Marv Bachrad, Special to The Inquirer
Radnor kept pace early on, had trouble in the middle periods, and lost 56-43 to Penncrest at home last Thursday. "They had too much firepower," Radnor coach Walt Katuzny said of the Lions. "Their center, Lenny Jenkins, hurt us inside and we again didn't shoot well. " Penncrest quickly turned a 12-10 opening-period lead into an 8-point advantage at the half, 26-18. The Lions then took a 39-26 lead before the start of the final quarter. "We got good shots but we didn't make the high-percentage shots," Katuzny said.
SPORTS
October 12, 2012 | by Les Bowen, Daily News Staff Writer
MAKING THE Eagles a 4-point favorite against anybody is a leap - they haven't won by more than 2. And the Lions, who weren't as good as their 5-0 start last season, aren't as bad as their 1-3 start this season. If they've really gotten themselves together during the bye week, this could be trouble. But the oddsmakers are right. If the Eagles really are the team they think they are, they should win this at home, and they shouldn't need any late fourth-quarter heroics to do it. Nnamdi Asomugha said Thursday the Birds' adventures covering Larry Fitzgerald a few weeks back taught them a valuable lesson heading into this week and Calvin Johnson.
SPORTS
January 10, 1997 | Daily News Wire Services
Bobby Ross is a very popular unemployed head coach. According to the Detroit Free Press, the Lions have put their search for a new coach on hold, apparently in the belief they are close to reaching an agreement with the former San Diego coach. Meanwhile, Ross interviewed for the Atlanta job Wednesday and appears to be the Falcons' leading choice. Ross, who also was interviewed by the St. Louis Rams, returned to his home in San Diego late yesterday to discuss his options with his wife, Alice.
NEWS
December 29, 1986 | By Bill Iezzi, Special to The Inquirer
Methacton's Warriors hammered out an early lead against visiting Lower Moreland Tuesday night and accelerated to a 69-54 Suburban One American Conference victory. "The key to the loss was our lack of intensity on defense, mostly in the first quarter," said Lower Moreland coach Russ Mitchell. "We must play intense defense to be successful. My philosophy is that your offense comes from your defense. " The Lions (4-4 overall, 2-2 in the league) also missed many easy shots during the first eight minutes of play, during which they fell behind to 17-10.
NEWS
February 3, 1986 | By Gary Miles, Inquirer Staff Writer
Five of the last six games have been nightmares for Academy of the New Church basketball coach Andy Davis. After jumping out to a 6-1 record, the Lions lost five straight games. It wasn't the losses that hurt Davis as much as the way in which the team lost. The Lions got back on the winning track Friday as they defeated host Germantown Friends, 52-36, in a nonleague game. "We were losing because we weren't playing intelligently," Davis said. "I've told the kids all along that our efforts are more important than our results.
NEWS
February 6, 1989 | By Jeff Hurvitz, Special to The Inquirer
When Wyncote Academy prepared to meet Shipley School in Bryn Mawr on Wednesday, the Lions knew they were already facing a much more formidable foe. "We had no drills, no warmups, no practices," said Wyncote Academy coach Steve Feiner, whose team was in the midst of the effects of influenza. Then, almost inevitably, they also felt the effects of Shipley, as they dropped the nonleague game by a score of 102-64. Shipley raced out to a lead of 23-12 after one quarter. The Lions came back to score 17 points in the second period but still trailed by 41-29 at the half.
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August 4, 2015 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
CHICAGO - This is the year Anthony Zettel has been waiting for. His first four years at Penn State, Zettel needed to learn a new defense each year under four different defensive coordinators - Tom Bradley during his true freshman season, when he sat out, followed by Ted Roof, John Butler, and Bob Shoop. Bradley worked for Joe Paterno and Roof and Butler were part of Bill O'Brien's staff. Now, for his senior season, the defensive end- turned-defensive tackle gets to stay in the scheme that Shoop installed last year, when he accompanied James Franklin and the new Penn State coaching staff to Happy Valley.
NEWS
August 3, 2015 | By Ronnie Polaneczky, Daily News Columnist
BY NOW, we all know that Cecil the lion was slaughtered by a rich American dentist named Walter Palmer, who paid $50,000 to track and kill the magnificent beast in Zimbabwe in early July. I've never understood the allure of hunting animals for kicks, whether it's offing a squirrel with a .22 or ripping into a big cat like Cecil with a crossbow. A lot of Americans don't get it, either. Over 735,000 of them have signed a "Justice for Cecil" petition on change.org, urging punishment for those involved in Cecil's death (including the big-game tour guides Palmer hired to help hunt his prey)
SPORTS
July 12, 2015 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
Quinn Nordin, widely recognized as the top kicker in the class of 2016, has committed to Penn State. The Rockford (Mich.) kicker recently narrowed his choices down to the Nittany Lions and his home-state Michigan Wolverines. Other schools in the running included Georgia, Michigan State, Iowa, and Arizona State. However, the Lions have been the prohibitive favorite for some time now. When Nordin spoke with 247sports.com recently, he said that the head coaches were the main reason he had narrowed his choices down to the group of finalist.
NEWS
July 7, 2015 | By Erin E. Arvedlund, Inquirer Staff Writer
Rocky took the stage at 12:30 p.m. Sunday in Cape May Court House to pick a winner in the women's World Cup soccer finals - the U.S. vs. Japan. No, not that Rocky. This Rocky is the Cape May County Park and Zoo's Siberian tiger and the top cat at the Jersey Shore. The free Cape May zoo offers vacationers a break from sea and sand, and expects to host 500,000 visitors in 2015, up from 450,000 last year. On Sunday, parents, children, and assorted strollers pressed up against newly installed, handwoven steel wire mesh - which replaces old-fashioned chain-link fencing - around Rocky's grassy habitat.
NEWS
May 24, 2015 | By Wendy Rosenfield, For The Inquirer
Here's a shameful confession: I have been reviewing theater since before my children were born, and not only is the current tour of Disney's The Lion King , which roars into the Academy of Music for a five-week run, my first time seeing the show, but my kids have never seen it, either. Now, with yet another tour padding into town, they're too busy, too old, and too trained in the art of watching theater to really enjoy it. There are many reasons this is the highest-grossing musical ever, at $6 billion and counting.
NEWS
May 16, 2015 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
How does a budding scientist interest her whole school in the complicated process of genome sequencing? Well, by analyzing the DNA of said university's beloved mascot, of course. Maya Evanitsky, 21, a student at Pennsylvania State University's Schreyer Honors College, hopes to soon tell all of Happy Valley exactly what a Nittany Lion is made of. She has extracted a sample from the hind leg of the taxidermied 19th century Puma concolor on display at the university's All-Sports Museum at Beaver Stadium.
NEWS
May 10, 2015 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jeff Dixon is a little taller and a little stronger this season. He throws a little harder. But those aren't the real reasons that Dixon is one of South Jersey's most-improved pitchers. "It's a different feeling being a senior," Dixon said after earning the victory in perhaps the Lions' most impressive game of the season, a 14-4 triumph over second-ranked Eastern Monday afternoon. Dixon has been a solid varsity pitcher for three seasons. He was 4-3 with a 3.50 ERA as a junior.
SPORTS
May 4, 2015 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Eagles needed to wait four hours to make a pick Saturday. They traded their fourth-round pick to the Detroit Lions for a 2016 third-round pick, a move that coach Chip Kelly called a short-term sacrifice for a long-term gain. The Eagles already entered the day without a fifth-round pick, so they needed to wait until the sixth and seventh rounds to complete their draft. They added defensive backs JaCorey Shepherd (Kansas) and Randall Evans (Kansas State) in the sixth round, and defensive lineman Brian Mihalik (Boston College)
NEWS
May 3, 2015 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
Nicole O'Donnell has heard her father's stories. The ones about Jim O'Donnell's days playing in the Phillies farm system, and his history in Upper Darby. She remembers him telling her about his long streak without committing a passed ball. Following in his footsteps as a catcher, O'Donnell has learned a lot from those conversations. For the first 12 games of the season, the sophomore had not let a single passed ball by her. In a 7-1 win over Cardinal O'Hara on Friday afternoon, however, O'Donnell let a first-inning pitch from Meghan Wimmer go through her legs.
SPORTS
April 29, 2015 | BY GORDIE JONES, For the Daily News
THE FLIGHT, in late March, was from State College to Washington, D.C. The prop plane was small, the weather bad. And Deion Barnes was hanging on for dear life. Barnes, a defensive end from Penn State and Northeast High, was on the first leg of a journey that took him to a pre-NFL draft workout with the Oakland Raiders, the only team he worked out for besides the Eagles. He tweeted at the time that it was the "scariest flight of my life" and added, "I almost threw up and cried at the same time.
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