February 19, 2014 |
PEOPLE ARE quick to say high school basketball is now a guard's game. And while there is truth in that assertion, if your guards are good and their guards are good - bet on the big 'uns! Failure to control the interior in today's Public League semifinal between Math, Civics and Sciences Charter and Martin Luther King High likely will leave one squad long-faced and bleary-eyed. But stake a claim in the paint, and you could punch a ticket to the finale. The site will be Southern High in the first semifinal at 5 p.m. The teams split two games already this season.
February 13, 2014 |
A year ago, they might have shrugged this game off as a loss. There might not have been that glint of confidence in their eyes. There certainly wouldn't have been quite as much anticipation or buildup. But last year, they were different players. "Last year, we were freshmen," Sierra Taylor said. "We weren't used to these kinds of experiences. But now we know the atmosphere. We know what we have to do. We have a year under our belt. We're ready. " Taylor is one of three starting sophomore guards on the Camden Catholic girls' basketball team.
January 30, 2014 |
SCORERS dream of basking in its glow. Its power is great but proves elusive for most because only the trustworthy are granted control. Abraham Lincoln senior guard Raymond Fred said he was deemed worthy yesterday and used it to score 30 points in the Railsplitters' 78-73 takedown of visiting Northeast High. "It was out of hand, to be honest," Fred said, laughing. "In the second half, coach just gave me the green light, so I tried to make things happen. " Fred finished 11-for-16 from the field with two assists and two steals.
January 20, 2014 |
In March 2012, both the San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks were reportedly in pursuit of Peyton Manning. They could not lure the future Hall of Famer, but it took both teams only a few more months to find their franchise quarterbacks. San Francisco realized Colin Kaepernick's potential when Alex Smith suffered a concussion in 2012, and Kaepernick excelled as Smith's replacement while leading the 49ers to the Super Bowl. The Seahawks spent a third-round pick on Russell Wilson in 2012.
December 24, 2013 |
THE EAGLES' week took an unexpected turn around 4:30 p.m. yesterday, when ESPN's Adam Schefter tweeted that Tony Romo's season was over because of a back injury. (Dallas coach Jason Garrett later said no final decision has been made, but he confirmed his quarterback had an MRI, apparently for a herniated disk.) "I don't believe that. Are you for sure?" Eagles running back LeSean McCoy said to co-host Anthony Gargano, when Gargano told the NFL's leading rusher the news, early in McCoy's 94WIP radio show.
December 20, 2013 |
GOV. CORBETT is now in full re-election campaign mode, but his popularity continues to tank. A Quinnipiac University poll released yesterday shows that 56 percent of registered voters in the state think Corbett doesn't deserve a second term next year. That's Corbett's worst approval rating ever in the poll. The poll also found Corbett trailing almost all the Democrats who want to challenge him in the 2014 general election. A Democrat who has not even entered the race, former state Auditor General Jack Wagner, leads Corbett 48-36 percent.
December 13, 2013 |
LeSean McCoy was not prepared to anoint himself the NFL's best running back on Wednesday, but he put his name among the top three. McCoy gave a list of players who could be included with him, but the first one he mentioned was Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson. McCoy said he first began anticipating Sunday's visit to Minnesota in April, when the NFL released the schedule. He wanted to play in a game against Peterson, who is generally considered the NFL's best running back.
December 6, 2013 |
CHAMPIONSHIP weekend has a history of ruining some BCS title-game plans. Sometimes when you least anticipated it. But the last 3 years, the top two teams in the standings going into the last week have remained there. Just in case, here's a look at the conference matchups and what it all could mean. Everything obviously starts with the ACC and Big Ten finals. It also might end there, if Florida State and Ohio State both win, even though the SEC winner might lodge a protest. And that game will be over first, so Auburn or Missouri can then park in front of a TV and pull for Duke or Michigan State.
December 3, 2013 |
Ray Ellis knew how his senior season would end: playing for Holy Spirit against DePaul in the Non-Public 2 state championship game. "Everybody figured it would be us two at the end," said Ellis, a defensive tackle for the top-ranked and undefeated Spartans. "But I was telling guys all year, 'Just focus on this week, just focus on this game.' "I didn't want us to slip up because 11-1 is a lot different than 12-0. " Holy Spirit (11-0) will play for its fourth consecutive Non-Public state title against DePaul (9-2)
November 20, 2013 |
PENN AND DREXEL received their NCAA men's soccer matchups yesterday. The Quakers will play host to Providence at 7 p.m. Thursday, with the winner advancing to play fifth-seeded Maryland. Penn received an automatic bid to the tournament by winning the Ivy League championship, its first outright title since 1972. Drexel will visit Old Dominion at 6 p.m. Thursday, with the winner playing national runner-up Georgetown in the next round. Drexel received an automatic bid by winning its first CAA Tournament championship.