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February 25, 2000 | By Jay Nagle, FOR THE INQUIRER
Nazareth Academy was searching for a point guard. Someone smart, skillful and selfless. Someone, coach Maryjo Kelly said, like Katie Dougherty. "We knew if this team was going to be as good as we thought it could be, we needed Katie to take over at that position," Kelly said during a break in a Nazareth practice earlier this week. Dougherty, a 5-foot-7 senior, switched from shooting guard, the position she played her sophomore and junior years, and led the Pandas to the Athletic Association of Catholic Academies girls' basketball championship last week.
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May 16, 1998 | By Marcia C. Smith, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Playing its third game in as many days, Nazareth Academy embraced the sun and then a championship. The Pandas (9-3 league) shut out Merion Mercy, 5-0, yesterday at Holy Family College to win the Catholic Academies League softball title, their fourth title of the 1990s and their first since 1996. "Everything worked for us today," said Nazareth junior Christina Keating, who scored twice, hit an RBI double and had two lunging catches to get runners out at first. "Defense, hitting, pitching - it's one of the best games we've played.
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November 3, 1988 | By Pete Schnatz, Special to The Inquirer
The dream most coaches share, no matter what the sport, is to go out in a blaze of glory. With retirement beckoning, there could be no better ending for a coach than to have his or her team ride the crest of a championship season. But for some coaches, like Nazareth Academy field-hockey coach Debbie Brown, winning just one game can make the memories all the sweeter. Entering Nazareth's final game Oct. 25 at St. Basil, Brown knew that it would be her last, having announced her desire to retire and spend more time with her young children.
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October 10, 2000 | By Shannon Ryan, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Mike Clair, the Avon Grove girls' soccer coach, said that he was not giving up on trying to reschedule the Red Devils' game with Nazareth Academy that was rained out on Sept. 19. "We'll play on Saturday or Sunday if we have to," he said. "They will not reschedule that game. My question is 'Why won't they play us?' " Clair said that the game would be valuable for his unbeaten squad (12-0). "It would be good experience for us, because the rap for us right now is that we haven't played good teams," he said.
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February 19, 1996 | By John Knebels, FOR THE INQUIRER
Nadia Warriner picked the best time to have the best game of her career, and that's a major reason why Nazareth Academy is the 1995-96 Catholic Academies basketball champion. Fueled by Warriner's 16 points and 20 rebounds, the Pandas blitzed Merion Mercy, 75-49, yesterday at Philadelphia Textile. The title was Nazareth's first since 1991. "We didn't take Merion Mercy lightly," said Warriner, a 5-foot-10 senior forward. "I felt good about our chances, but it wasn't until early in the fourth quarter that I knew we had it. " Warriner was referring to a 12-0 run in a three-minute span that increased Nazareth's lead to 64-37 and ended any remaining suspense.
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February 12, 2003 | By Shannon Ryan INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Kate Carlin's game face did not crack until the very last second ticked off the clock. The senior from Mount St. Joseph grimaced, growled and glared through most of the Magic's 51-35 victory over Nazareth Academy in the Athletic Association of Catholic Academies girls' basketball championship game last night at Philadelphia University. Carlin led Mount St. Joseph in intensity, composure and rebounds, never letting the Magic buckle. The 6-foot forward scored 11 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and blocked a shot.
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February 29, 1996 | By Chris Morkides, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
It struck midnight for Cinderella yesterday, but the Avon Grove girls' basketball team still is having a ball. No, the No. 13 seed won't be playing for the District 1 Class AAA championship on Saturday. Top-seeded Nazareth Academy took care of that dream by throttling the Red Devils, 70-45, at Lower Merion High in the district semifinals. But Avon Grove (14-13) will be playing for third place in the district Saturday, more than it expected before the district tournament began.
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January 5, 1989 | By Pete Schnatz, Special to The Inquirer
It has been a long time since Nazareth Academy last reigned as champion of the Athletic Association of Catholic Academies. Ten years, in fact. It says so right on the championship banner hanging at the south entrance of the Pandas' gymnasium. Coach MaryJo Kelly would like to drape another banner, preferably emblazoned with "1989 A.A.C.A. Basketball Champs," over the balcony railing. But after Tuesday's 40-30 season-opening loss to visiting Merion Mercy, Nazareth didn't appear ready to rectify a decade of futility.
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March 23, 1995 | By Beth Onufrak, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
North Schuylkill stopped Nazareth Academy's drive toward the PIAA Class AAA girls' basketball state title last night. The sharpshooting Spartans (28-4) advanced to the state final with a 68-54 semifinal win over Nazareth (23-8) at Reading High. North Schuylkill will meet Pittsburgh North Catholic on Saturday at Hersheypark Arena. North Catholic beat Slippery Rock, 62-52, in last night's other semifinal. The Spartans shot 22 for 43 from the floor and 24 from 34 from the free- throw line.
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October 16, 2015 | By Paul Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Junior forward Lindsay Straka netted the winner with 17 minutes remaining in regulation Wednesday to send Conwell-Egan to a 2-1 victory at Abington Friends in a nonleague girls' soccer match. Sophomore goalkeeper Maddy Terry stopped 10 shots for the shutout. Catholic League. Kelsey Broadbent had a hat trick as Hallahan defeated Bishop McDevitt at home, 6-0. Catholic Academies. Alyssa Dionisio and Bridget Galen had two goals each in Villa Joseph Marie's 8-0 home win against Nazareth Academy.
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May 24, 2015 | By Nick Carroll, Inquirer Staff Writer
Maddie Abbot picked a good time to pitch the best game of her career. The Villa Maria junior struck out 10 in her first career perfect game, a 3-0 win over visiting Marple Newtown, the 11th seed, in the District 1 Class AAA Quarterfinals. "This was amazing," Villa Maria coach Claire Emplit said. "She could not be any more excited ... Playing against these teams of this caliber, you don't expect it. " With her first strikeout on the day, Abbot reached 200 strikeouts on the season.
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April 30, 2015 | By Mark Macyk, Inquirer Staff Writer
Bethany Liberatore recorded three more hits than she allowed on Tuesday afternoon. The sophomore struck out 10 and threw her first career no-hitter as Nazareth Academy stymied visiting Morrisville, 10-0, in a nonleague softball game. Liberatore also went 3 for 4 with a double and two RBIs. Catholic League. Ashley Seal tossed a three-hitter to lead Lansdale Catholic to a 1-0 triumph at Conwell-Egan. Seal scored the winning run from third on a wild pitch in the sixth. Kerri Dadalski tossed a five-hitter as Archbishop Ryan topped visiting St. Hubert, 8-0 Catholic Academies.
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March 14, 2015 | The Inquirer Staff
Villa Maria's swim team got one for the thumb on Thursday. The Hurricanes dominated the PIAA Class AA girls' swimming and diving championships, capturing their fifth consecutive title with 267 points at Bucknell University. Villa Maria's 400-yard freestyle relay team (Olivia Giampietro, Julie Dobson, Emily Cornell, Maura McManus) finished first in 3 minutes, 28.99 seconds, less than a second in front of Gwynedd Mercy (3:29.70). Gwynedd Mercy finished second overall with 155 points, thanks in part to Allie Szekely's victory in the 100 backstroke (54.02)
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January 12, 2015 | By Tim McManus, Inquirer Staff Writer
Methacton coach Craig Kaminski picked up his 200th career win as Methacton beat Pottstown, 63-26, in a nonleague girls' basketball game Saturday. Kaminski, in his 13th season at the helm and 21st with the program, has claimed four 20-win seasons, one 30-win season, and a Suburban One championship. Jackie Cerchio scored 11 points, Gabby Falcone added 10, and Lauren Engelman had nine. In other nonleague games: Becca Rhoades sank six three-pointers and scored 20 points as Nazareth Academy beat Conwell-Egan, 61-43.
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May 16, 2014 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
Radnor's Michelle Gorson was standing on third base in the 11th inning, with her team locked in a 2-2 tie with visiting Nazareth Academy on Wednesday. Gorson decided she would try to score if the ball was hit on the ground. She heard the crack of Holly Pachella's bat, but there was a problem. It was a fly ball, not a hard-hit shot up the middle. Gorson scurried back to the bag, tagged up, and raced home to score the decisive run in a 3-2 victory over the Pandas. Afterward, Gorson, a third baseman, called the moment nerve-racking.
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April 29, 2014 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
Maddie Abbot remembers being able to hear her opponent in the dugout as she stood in the pitching circle waiting. The words weren't a taunt or shouts of encouragement to the next batter. No, they were a warning. "Don't swing at her rise ball," the player said to a teammate who was about to face the Villa Maria sophomore. For Abbot, a righthander who considers herself a strikeout pitcher, the interaction was a compliment, one that she looks back on with pride. The exchange likely happens often when Abbot, who also has a fastball, change, drop, curve, and screwball in her repertoire, steps into the circle, and more so after the opposing side sees her work through the lineup the first time.
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April 19, 2014 | By Evan Cross, Inquirer Staff Writer
Germantown Academy was trailing Germantown Friends by three goals with 51/2 minutes remaining in their nonleague girls' lacrosse game Thursday. With 45 seconds left, the Patriots tied the score. Eleven seconds later, they got another goal to take the lead. With 24 seconds to go, the Tigers tied the game again. With the clock winding down, Betsy Prezioso passed to Allie Cannon, who connected as time expired to give GA a wild 15-14 victory. "It was very exciting, to say the least," Patriots coach Ginny Hofmann said.
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April 2, 2014 | By Doug Gausepohl, Inquirer Staff Writer
With just seconds left in Nazareth Academy's nonleague girls' lacrosse showdown with Conwell-Egan on Monday afternoon, Maura Devaney made sure it didn't go on much longer. The senior scored with just six seconds remaining to lift the Pandas over host Conwell-Egan, 8-7. Devaney scored from right outside the goalmouth off a pass from Mary Wilkinson. Wilkinson tallied a pair of goals. Nazareth's scoring barrage was led by Erin Roche, who scored twice in each half. In another nonleague lacrosse contest: Hanna Bogorowski scored three times, but Germantown Academy fell to Stoneridge in Washington D.C., 9-8. Cooper Hall and Jennifer Stack each added a pair of goals.
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March 2, 2014 | The Inquirer Staff
Hatboro-Horsham's Mi- chael Thomas didn't just break a 14-year-old record at the District 1 swimming championships Friday. He smashed it. Thomas, a junior, won the Class AAA 200-yard individual medley in 1 minute, 48.21 seconds, surpassing by more than two seconds the time set by North Penn's Dominick Szabo in 2000. Two other meet records were set on the first day at La Salle University: In the Class AAA medley relay, the Haverford High team of Maddie Hart, Annie O'Brien, Emily Wolfe, and Ilira Zherka won in 1:46.27.
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