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.
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.
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.
March 18, 2012 |
GREENSBORO, N.C. - The Lehigh Mountain Hawks insist their work here isn't done. They're not ready to pack up and go home to Bethlehem, Pa., after pulling off one of the biggest upsets in NCAA tournament history by stunning national power and second-seeded Duke, 75-70, in its own backyard Friday night. The Mountain Hawks want to stick around a little longer. After his team's monumental upset, Lehigh coach Brett Reed asked his players in the locker room if they were satisfied and the collective response was no. The 15th-seeded Mountain Hawks, led by speedy guard C.J. McCollum, the nation's fifth-leading scorer, fully believed they could topple Duke - and they said so publicly before the game.
December 30, 2012 |
Amir Maddred heard the theory and simply smiled. The 6-foot-7 Camden senior was told that assistant coach Arthur Barclay and head coach Cetshwayo Byrd said that if there were a flaw in Maddred's game, it was that he was too nice on the court. "I get that a lot," Maddred said. Maddred is a reluctant potential star, one who prefers to blend in, although he can dominate a game and has. A recent instance came when Maddred totaled 23 points and 12 rebounds in a 53-49 win over Bishop Eustace.
September 15, 2012 |
STORRS, Conn. - As Jim Calhoun stood in his office at Gampel Pavilion, waiting for his final news conference as Connecticut's basketball coach, Pat Calhoun turned to her husband and gave him one final piece of advice. "Don't change your mind," she said. Calhoun, who took over the Connecticut program 26 years ago, had stayed on through cancer and a recruiting scandal. He refused to retire after winning a third national championship in 2011 because he didn't want a new coach to serve his NCAA suspension.