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March 6, 1990 | By Ed Finkel and Brian Miller, Special to The Inquirer
Deadly accuracy from the free-throw line and hand-in-the-face defense lifted Gwynedd-Mercy to a 21-point lead after three quarters and a fairly easy 55-42 victory over Villa Maria in the quarterfinal round of PIAA District 1 Class AAA action. The Mustangs (23-0) took control late in the first half Saturday at Methacton High School and did not relinquish it. Trailing 16-13 with two minutes left in the second quarter, Gwynedd-Mercy went on a 13-5 run to take a 26-21 lead at intermission.
SPORTS
November 20, 1990 | By Kevin L. Carter, Inquirer Staff Writer
It was an emotional, hard-fought game. It was exciting, it was exhilarating. Actually, it was none of those things. In a word, the Washington-Dobbins Public League semifinal at Northeast High on Saturday morning was ugly. In another word, it was boring. The 30-12 score was by no means indicative of just how one-sided the matchup was. The Eagles, who won their ninth game without a loss, cruised to a 30-0 lead at halftime and put the backups in for the rest of the game.
NEWS
April 20, 2000 | By Joe Santoliquito, FOR THE INQUIRER
Look down Whitey Haak's lineup, and it might be hard to believe the success Mainland has had in golf this season. The Mustangs, 7-0 overall and 3-0 in the Cape-Atlantic League Division II after yesterday's 150-164 win over Vineland, start three sophomores and two freshmen among their top six. John Susick is the lone junior in the bunch. A closer look, however, reveals a young team that features some deep golf roots. Freshman Ryan Fraser, for example, is the grandson of late Professional Golf Association president Leo Fraser, who headed the organization from 1969 to '71. Sophomore Dave Grossman, the Mustangs' most consistent player this spring, started playing golf around the fifth grade, and freshman Matt Uretsky competes in American Junior Golf Association tournaments during the summer.
NEWS
January 30, 1990 | By Pete Schnatz, Special to The Inquirer
In recent years, the Frankford-Dobbins game has been a date to circle on the Public League girls' basketball schedule. Even when the mighty Mustangs were in the midst of a league-record 51-game winning streak and a string of three consecutive league titles from 1985 to 1988, Dobbins never seemed to be able to dominate Frankford in the big games. The Mustangs captured their last crown under the direction of their legendary coach Tony Coma and with the help of Dawn Staley, a Parade magazine all-American now starting at point guard for the University of Virginia.
NEWS
December 14, 1986 | By Marc Narducci, Special to The Inquirer
On the surface, Triton High's seventh-place finish in the nine-team Olympic Conference National Division last season doesn't seem impressive. But, scrutinize the situation a little closer. The Mustangs finished with a 10-13 overall record, which is about twice the number of wins expected of them in preseason. "We were picked to be last," said coach Harry Beaudet, who begins his 24th season at Triton. "We did a lot better than people thought. And we did well against the good teams.
NEWS
September 21, 1986 | By Gus A. Ostrum, Special to The Inquirer
You don't have to remind new Triton football coach Phil Petitte that graduation and unusual circumstances have reduced the number of experienced players on his roster to just two. But a new beginning for the former Camden Catholic coach nonetheless has left him excited about Triton's 1986 season in the Olympic Conference National Division. "The experience is always a big advantage, but every coach has to start from scratch to gain that experience," Petitte said. "We have a solid core group of athletes here at Triton.
NEWS
December 15, 1986 | By Tim Panaccio, Special to The Inquirer
For 16 minutes, Northeast played Dobbins almost even-up. The Vikings thwarted the Mustangs' fastbreak offense, forced them to take poor shots and disrupted their open game with a zone defense and various presses. And to top it off, Northeast held Dobbins' Doug Overton to 7 points while trailing, 33-24, at the half. But, as Vikings coach Bill Sheppard might say, one half doesn't make a basketball game. Dobbins finally sprang from its shackles in the second half and sailed to a 75-44 victory Thursday at Northeast.
NEWS
January 12, 1987 | By Joe Ferry, Special to The Inquirer
The fans make it hard to beat Bristol on its home floor. "Their fans are very verbal," Gwynedd-Mercy Academy head coach Maureen Scanlan said after her team's dramatic come-from-behind victory over Bristol, 46-43, Thursday afternoon. "They can intimidate a team. " Scanlan had tried to prepare her young girls' basketball squad for such intimidation. They had suffered through such treatment in a game against Pottstown in the Bishop Shanahan Christmas Tournament. "I tried to let them know they had to tune all those things out," Scanlan said.
NEWS
December 8, 1987 | By Tim Panaccio, Inquirer Staff Writer
Once there was Blair Thomas. In 1984, Thomas, now a star back at Penn State, ran for 1,551 yards as Al Angelo won his ninth Public League title at Frankford. "But you know, we didn't run the ball quite as well with Blair," Angelo said on Saturday after the Pioneers decimated Dobbins, 42-14, to capture the Public League crown once again. "We had very good balance with this team. This line has been outstanding. Blair didn't run behind a line like this. This line gobbles up yards and moves the ball.
NEWS
December 12, 1990 | By Tom Williams, Special to The Inquirer
Triton was a consistent winner in girls' basketball for most of the 1980s, but the Mustangs were unable to come away with a championship. They finished second in the Olympic Conference American Division in 1987 and 1988. Typically, when the Mustangs qualified for the state tournament, they were eliminated in the first round. Last year was an exception. This season a talented is player gone. But, with a new head coach, Triton hopes to do more than just finish above .500. COACH.
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July 1, 2016
Mack Rice, 82, the composer of '60s hit "Mustang Sally" and cowriter of the Staple Singers' landmark "Respect Yourself," died Monday of complications from Alzheimer's disease at his home in Detroit. "Sir" Mack Rice was best known for writing "Mustang Sally," which he initially recorded but singer Wilson Pickett popularized. They had been in a group together called the Falcons, which recorded in Detroit. "When he wrote 'Mustang Sally' and he saw that royalty check, he started writing," his wife, Laura Rice, said.
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April 18, 2016 | By Larry Printz, TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE
It seems like the most obvious question in the world: Why doesn't Ford bring back the original 1965 Mustang? After all, the first Ford Mustang sold 1.3 million copies in 2½ years, a record that remains untouched. Tom Scarpello had heard the question many times, and he knew the answer. Scarpello ran Ford's Special Vehicle Team from 1998 to 2004 and knew that the old Mustang body design couldn't meet today's federal safety requirements. "But that idea always stuck with me," Scarpello said.
SPORTS
January 25, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, Staff Writer
Larry Brown was in his element, teaching, coaching, and joking with his players one moment, instructing them the next. The 75-year-old Brown wasn't acting his age, and who could blame him? He was where he is always most comfortable - on the basketball court. The former 76ers coach has returned to Philadelphia with the nation's lone undefeated major-college team. His No. 8 Southern Methodist squad is 18-0 overall and 7-0 in the American Athletic Conference. The Mustangs will play Temple (10-7, 4-2)
SPORTS
January 24, 2016 | By Phil Anastasia, Staff Writer
Chuck Smith knows the rich history of Mainland football as well as anyone. Smith was an assistant coach for the Mustangs from 1989 to 2009, through a run that included five South Jersey championships. "The history is unreal," said Smith, who was named Mainland's head coach on Tuesday. "There's not many public schools other than programs like Hammonton and Cherokee and Shawnee who had the kind of run that we had during that period. "But the reality is, we haven't had a winning season since 2008 when we were undefeated.
SPORTS
January 19, 2016 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
Rick Yankowitz remembers when the Dobbins Tech basketball gymnasiums were both jam-packed with fans - more than 550 in a small space. In those days, the boys' coach from 1971 until 2005 said the bleachers and balconies were filled to capacity with people standing on window sills to catch a glance. Other, more nimble, followers climbed ropes - there for physical education classes - that were fastened to the ceiling and sat up there to watch games. It was the mid- to late 1980s, and Mustangs basketball was the hottest ticket in North Philly.
SPORTS
October 10, 2015 | By Aaron Carter, Inquirer Staff Writer
Brandon Smith tried to speak, but the words didn't come. With his thumb and forefinger, the Dobbins senior pinched the bridge of his nose, perhaps an attempt to dam the emotion that pooled behind his face. His teammates knelt, forming a circle after defeating Boys' Latin, 28-26, in a sloppy but tension-filled Public League AAA contest at West Philadelphia. "I really don't have much to say," the 6-foot, 170-pound quarterback and defensive back said as he addressed his team and coaches.
SPORTS
September 7, 2015 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Columnist
Former Triton High School football coach Pete Goetz used to say he loved "coaching Triton kids. " Current Triton football coach Dom Tomeo wants his Mustangs to play "like a bunch of Triton kids. " Brian Keller was the ultimate Triton kid. In Runnemede, in Bellmawr, in sports circles in the blue-collar, Black Horse Pike towns with some connection to the school and its athletic programs - that's a special designation, a badge of honor. It's a testament of mental and physical toughness, can-do determination, and an underdog's grit.
NEWS
June 29, 2015 | By Scott Sturgis, For The Inquirer
2015 Ford Mustang I4 Coupe Premium: Four-banger 'Stang for the slow lane? Price: $35,665 as tested. ($29,170 base price for the four-cylinder; options not noted below include adaptive cruise control for $1,195 and voice-activated navigation for $795.) Marketer's pitch: "Awesome performance and eye-catching style. " Conventional wisdom: A four-cylinder Mustang? Is this the Mustang II all over again? Reality: Pony express. A horse of a different color: A Ford rep contacted me out of the blue and wondered if I'd like to try the 2.3-liter Mustang.
SPORTS
February 20, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
DALLAS - When it's time for the 76ers to pick in the NBA draft in late June, Southern Methodist coach Larry Brown thinks Emmanuel Mudiay would be a tremendous fit. A 6-foot-5 point guard, Mudiay had committed to SMU before changing his mind to play professionally in China. When asked if Mudiay would be a good addition in Philadelphia, the former Sixers coach didn't hesitate. "They would have a parade if they got him in the draft," Brown said before SMU's practice Wednesday at Moody Coliseum as the Mustangs prepared for a home game Thursday against Temple.
SPORTS
January 16, 2015 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
LAST FEBRUARY, an SMU team that was ranked 23rd made its first trip to the Liacouras Center and lost by seven to Temple, which uncharacteristically struggled its way through the inaugural season of American Athletic Conference hoops. It's the game that might have kept the Mustangs out of the NCAA Tournament. Wednesday night, former Sixers coach Larry Brown brought his guys back to North Broad Street for a matchup between two of the teams jockeying for early position behind first-place Tulane, which was picked to finish last in the preseason poll.
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