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April 9, 2014 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
SUNRISE, Fla. - Despite Florida's wretched record, the Flyers will not have an easy game against the Panthers on Tuesday night at the BB&T Center. The Flyers, desperate for a win to keep their second-place hopes alive in the Metropolitan Division, are facing a Florida team that has become formidable with the acquisition of veteran goalie Roberto Luongo. The Panthers have the second-fewest points (64) in the NHL, but Luongo has kept them competitive since he was reacquired from Vancouver.
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March 3, 2014 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
Moments after St. Basil won its second straight District 1 Class AA title in girls' basketball, Kate Skalski compared her team's impending journey in the PIAA state tournament to a "business trip. " One of eight seniors for the Panthers, Skalski said this group has its eyes on only one thing: a state-tournament run. Basil certainly took care of business Saturday, defeating Christopher Dock, 51-23, for the district championship at Villanova's Pavilion. The Panthers took control from the start, setting the tone by knocking down seemingly anything they put up from the perimeter.
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February 25, 2014 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
With her team up by just three points with seconds left on the clock, Imhotep Charter head coach Sabrina Allen lost track of time. With the Panthers' opponent, Northeast, in possession of the basketball and looking to tie the game, Allen was sure at least half a minute remained in the Public League girls' championship game. Then the buzzer sounded, and Allen was able to breathe a sigh of relief. Then she jumped up and down in celebration. Imhotep overcame Northeast's late surge, prevailing at the Liacouras Center to capture the Public League title, 41-38.
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January 16, 2014 | By Nick Carroll, Doug Gausepohl, and Tim McManus, Inquirer Staff Writer
Yamire McNeal knocked down two free throws with 10 seconds remaining in overtime that proved to be the difference in Middle Township's 48-46 win Tuesday at Ocean City in a Cape-Atlantic National boys' basketball game. Ocean City sent the game to overtime on Griffin Grimes' jump shot from the top of the key at the fourth quarter buzzer. Grimes led Ocean City with 14 points. McNeal finished with 11 points. Cape-Atlantic American. Khaliq Ford made two free throws with 4.5 seconds left to help Millville pull out a 61-58 win against visiting Egg Harbor Township.
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January 14, 2014 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - NaVorro Bowman did not need to rehash the San Francisco 49ers' history with the Seattle Seahawks. The bitter NFC West rivals will meet again in the NFC championship game after San Francisco's 23-10 win over the Carolina Panthers in the divisional round Sunday at Bank of America Stadium. "Long story short: They know us, we know them," said Bowman, a Pro Bowl linebacker and former Penn State standout. "We all know the history. " The 49ers and Seahawks finished with the NFC's best records.
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December 17, 2013 | BY AARON CARTER, Daily News Staff Writer cartera@phillynews.com
HERSHEY - Imhotep Charter head coach Albie Crosby stood before his team - his face chafed by the bitter cold and wind that whipped through Hersheypark Stadium all day - while his players took knees and held back tears. After the Panthers lost, 41-0, in yesterday's PIAA Class AA championship game against South Fayette, Crosby's message was clear. "I know this thing hurts," he said. "I don't have a problem with anybody crying. That means you gave it everything you had. " The balance of the game, however, was decided by South Fayette's precision on both sides vs. slew of Imhotep penalties that stifled any opportunity for momentum.
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December 2, 2013 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Catasauqua pass fluttered in Saturday afternoon's brisk air before Imhotep Charter's DeAndre Scott wrapped his red-and-white gloves around it. And that, Scott said, was about the moment his mind went black. The senior speedster zigzagged his way for an 80-yard interception return, crossing the goal line with his right hand extended above his helmet. It was Scott's second defensive touchdown of the first half, and propelled the Panthers to a 49-0 victory in a PIAA state Class AA quarterfinal at Germantown's Johnston Memorial Stadium.
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November 27, 2013 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
SUNRISE, Fla. - There were loud "Let's go Flyers!" chants Monday night from the estimated 1,000 visiting fans who wore orange-and-white jerseys to the BB&T Center. They left the South Florida arena unhappy. So did the Flyers. Sean Bergenheim scored a pair of goals as the lowly Florida Panthers defeated the Flyers, 3-1, and ended the visitors' seven-game points streak. The Flyers had been on a 6-0-1 run and they had won their previous five games here against the Panthers (7-13-5)
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November 27, 2013 | By FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
SUNRISE, Fla. - Standing in the hallway just outside the Flyers' locker room, coach Craig Berube was shaking his head in disgust. Hours earlier, at his team's morning skate, he warned the confident Flyers to not overlook Florida. Berube knew relaxing in Florida's warm breezes can direct a game one of two ways for the Flyers. The two outcomes, like the winter-time temperatures in Fort Lauderdale and Philadelphia, are polar opposites. Sometimes, the difference in latitude provides a change in attitude, and the no-pressure environment in South Florida is a healthy respite from a long and grueling season.
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November 21, 2013 | BY ED BARKOWITZ, Daily News Staff Writer barkowe@phillynews.com
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.
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