November 21, 2013 |
THE FLORIDA Panthers are naming their press box after the late Roger Neilson, the franchise's first coach who also spent parts of three seasons behind the Flyers bench. A dedication will be held at the Panthers' arena on Monday afternoon. The Flyers play at Florida later that night. Neilson was known for his curly hair, loud ties and for occasionally getting lost on the way to the arena. His innovation with game tape earned him the nickname "Captain Video. " Neilson coached eight teams from 1977-02.
November 14, 2013 |
The Collingswood field hockey team flipped the script. Last year, the Panthers' season ended in the Central Jersey Group 2 final against Camden Catholic in penalty strokes. Tuesday, again in penalty strokes in the sectional final, they advanced against rival Haddon Heights to win the Central Jersey Group 1 title. They won the strokes, 2-1, to break a 2-2 deadlock. Shauna LaMaina scored on the Panthers' third attempt, and it turned out to be the winning goal as Collingswood goaltender Becca Hall stopped four of the Garnets' five tries.
October 24, 2013 |
Fran McCallister, fired up, walked to the sideline. The senior on the William Tennent soccer team looked at his teammates who had drifted to the sideline to grab some water during an injury timeout and realized he had something to say. Nine minutes or the end of the season, he yelled. Nine minutes, he repeated enthusiastically. For the first time in McCallister's four seasons with the team, the Panthers qualified for the District 1 Class AAA tournament, as the 22d seed, and they won their first-round contest by upsetting 11th-seeded Upper Dublin, 3-1, Tuesday.
October 19, 2013 |
At times, this season has been frustrating for the Strath Haven girls' soccer team. It might not be obvious from the Panthers' record or from their second straight Central League championship, but ask seniors Bri Irons and Allie Wilson about the squad's offensive production this year and you get the sense that it has been a trying 16 games. With scoring the Panthers' main problem entering Thursday's nonleague game against Pennsbury, a 3-0 victory was a sigh of relief, a momentum builder, and just what Strath Haven needed entering the District 1 Class AAA tournament.
October 10, 2013 |
A little luck and a lot of excellent work by goalie Steve Mason. That combination enabled the Flyers to make Craig Berube's head coaching debut a success, a 2-1 win over the Florida Panthers Tuesday night at the Wells Fargo Center. Mason, in his best performance of the young season, made 33 saves as the Flyers (1-3) avoided their first 0-4 start in franchise history. "He made some key stops," winger Brayden Schenn said, "or it could have been a different hockey game. " First-period goals by Schenn and Braydon Coburn gave the Flyers a 2-0 lead until Brad Boyes scored on a rebound with 6.7 seconds left in the second period.
October 3, 2013 |
Collingswood coach Val Dayton dedicated an hour and a half of practice time Sunday to working on and defending penalty corners. She said it had been an area of concern this season for her field hockey team. That extra work paid off Tuesday, as the undefeated Panthers knocked off Colonial Conference foe Haddon Heights, 3-0, with all their goals coming off penalty corners. "It's a really big win for us," senior captain Krista LaMaina said. "It's really exciting because this is the team we had to beat to be in first [place]
August 17, 2013 |
Chip Kelly was not yet ready to name a starting quarterback Thursday night after the Eagles beat the Carolina Panthers, 14-9, even though Michael Vick continued pushing ahead of Nick Foles in his preseason bid to win the job. "I told you since Day 1 we're not going to make any rash decisions," Kelly told reporters. "You can put your pens down if you think I'm going to name a starting quarterback in this room right now. " It was Foles' turn to start at Lincoln Financial Field.
August 16, 2013 |
It's Nick Foles' turn to start as Eagles quarterback. Michael Vick started the preseason opener, and even though Foles took more snaps it was Vick's opening drive that served as the first punch in the quarterback competition. Entering the second preseason game, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday against the Carolina Panthers at Lincoln Financial Field, Foles will get the first chance to make a statement. The two quarterbacks will split snaps and likely play through the second quarter. Vick's performance last week raised the stakes in the competition.
August 15, 2013 |
Quarterbacks Nick Foles and Michael Vick are expected to play through the first half of Thursday's preseason game against the Carolina Panthers, Eagles coach Chip Kelly said Tuesday. Kelly said last week that Foles would start the second exhibition game after Vick started the first. The first-team offense and defense are likely to play the entire first half against Carolina. "We'll see how that plays itself out," Kelly said. "Does that mean it's going to be by series or whatever?
June 27, 2013 |
KING SAMIR SHABAZZ says black people should create militias to exterminate whites, skin them alive, pour acid on them, sic pit bulls on them, bust their heads with rocks and even raid nurseries to "kill everything white in sight. " "I would love nothing more than to come home with a cracker's head in my book bag," Shabazz, a Philly street preacher and national field marshal for the New Black Panther Party, said on a black-power radio show. Such sentiment hasn't gotten him arrested.