July 19, 1992 |
The Willingboro Strikers girls' soccer club has continued to uphold its outstanding national reputation. Two years ago the group won the 16-and-under national title. Last year, competing in the 17-and-under division, the Strikers finished third in the national tournament. This season, the Strikers have qualified for the national semifinals during the 19-and-under championships to be held at the University of Richmond beginning Wednesday. The Strikers won five games in regional competition to earn the Region I title.
January 4, 2015 |
Archbishop Carroll beat another nationally recognized power Friday. The Patriots topped La Lumiere (Ind.), USA Today's seventh-ranked team in the nation, 72-64, at the Cancer Research Classic in Wheeling, W.Va. Josh Sharkey led Carroll with 26 points and five assists. Derrick Jones, a UNLV recruit, added 21 points and 13 rebounds for the Patriots. Carroll is still without Temple recruit Ernest Aflakpui, who is out with a right-knee injury. The Patriots opened the year with a 76-65 win over Callaway (Miss.)
February 7, 2011 |
Friends' Central took no comfort in threatening but losing to national power St. Anthony (N.J.) in Sunday's Hakim Warrick/Philly.com/Rally Classic at Philadelphia University. Longtime St. Anthony coach Bob Hurley, who earned his 1,000th career victory on Wednesday, was likewise in poor spirits, even though his Friars, ranked No. 2 in the country by USA Today, rallied late for a 59-49 victory and improved to 18-0. Hurley was critical of the three-man officiating crew. After gaining win No. 1,002, the 39th-year coach said he would not return to the annual showcase next season.
February 16, 1995 |
Lower Merion's Jermaine Griffin looked at last night's game against St. Anthony of Jersey City as more than a tune-up for the District 1 boys' basketball playoffs. The forward looked at it as a chance to show the home folks what he could do on a the court. "I felt at home, it was so close to New York," the native of Queens said. "I was pumped. I was right around the corner. " Griffin scored 22 points, but it wasn't enough as St. Anthony beat the Aces, 83-67. Still, the 6-foot-3 junior, who is part of the "A Better Chance" program, which sends inner-city youths to schools in suburban districts, was happy with the team's performance.
May 25, 2013 |
To appreciate fully the wonderful absurdity of the real possibility that John Valore will be the next boys' basketball coach at Camden High School, it's helpful to turn the page back to 1986. That was a long time ago. But that is the point: There's a lot of history between this coach and that team. Valore was the coach at Cherry Hill East from 1976 to 2011. That was 36 seasons. That was time enough to win 500 games and get his name painted on the court and pretty much establish himself as the face of that program.
June 10, 1992 |
The Glen Mills football program is going national. The Battling Bulls, who have compiled a 19-1 record the past two seasons, were having a tough time getting tri-state area teams to play them, so they have put together a torturous nonleague schedule. They will play games at national powerhouse Valdosta (Ga.) and Woodson High in Washington. "We've developed a tradition here at Glen Mills, and it was getting to the point where we were having a tough time getting games," Glen Mills coach Joe Ferrainola said yesterday.
January 9, 2015 |
I CAN'T SAY anyone should be surprised that Philadelphia legend and Naismith Basketball Hall of Famer Dawn Staley has the University of South Carolina ranked No. 1 in the nation in women's basketball. Once she finally decided to transition from player to coach, everyone knew she would have the same level of success. Staley might be the greatest point guard in women's basketball history. A straight-A student of the game, she was perfectly groomed and suited to become a leader and a teacher of it. Tonight, when undefeated South Carolina visits Southeastern Conference rival Alabama, it will mark the fifth consecutive week the Gamecocks (14-0)
May 16, 1995 |
Theresa Grentz played a lot of hunches in building the Rutgers women's basketball program from nothing to a national power. Grentz, 43, played another one yesterday, walking away from the Lady Knights' program after 19 years to take over as coach at the University of Illinois. "I think, as you get older, there are some things you have to do," Grentz said seated at a news conference in a room just 30 feet from the floor where she led Rutgers to a 434-148 record and a recently snapped string of nine straight NCAA Tournament appearances.
October 5, 2008 |
No one can question the competitiveness of the Germantown Academy girls' soccer team's nonleague schedule. The perennial Inter-Academic League power annually plays the best Southeastern Pennsylvania has to offer. Yesterday, Germantown Academy went a step further in facing the Pennington School, a national power from New Jersey. The Patriots put up a good fight before losing, 3-0, on their home field in Fort Washington. In the Red Raiders, the Patriots battled the nation's top team, at least according to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America/Adidas poll.
February 15, 2012 |
Carson Puriefoy is Bishop Eustace Prep's point guard. Usually, that's a big responsibility. The slick senior has to handle the basketball, control the tempo, and orchestrate the Crusaders' high-powered offense. On Thursday night, the job will involve all that and a lot more. "It's going to be tough, no doubt about it," Puriefoy said. "But I'm ready for it. We're all ready for it. " In perhaps the most anticipated game of the regular season in South Jersey, Bishop Eustace will host national power St. Anthony before what likely will be a capacity-plus crowd in the Crusaders' fieldhouse.