August 14, 2014 |
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Nick Foles' star has risen since he was last on a practice field with Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, but he's not yet in Brady's class. So the Eagles' three practices in New England will provide Foles with a chance to further study the future Hall of Famer. "Of course, Tom's one of the best to ever play the game," Foles said. "It's great to watch him and see how he conducts an offense and where he throws a ball. It's great being out here from a learning standpoint.
August 14, 2014 |
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - A year ago, Cary Williams was benched by Chip Kelly. The Eagles were getting embarrassed by Tom Brady and the Patriots on their home practice field, and the Eagles cornerback wasn't pleased with how a team he considered a rival from his days with the Ravens had taken advantage of his new team with a new coach and a new defensive scheme. So he picked a fight. It didn't help matters. Kelly pulled him from practice and Brady kept picking the Eagles apart over two days.
August 13, 2014 |
TRAINING CAMP and preseason games are when you work on stuff, Bill Davis reminded us yesterday. So the defensive coordinator certainly didn't like the fact that his Eagles defense gave up 10 conversions on 17 third downs in the preseason opener Friday night in Chicago, but Davis said the struggles against Jay Cutler were part of getting better - much like the practices against Tom Brady and the Patriots that begin this afternoon in Foxborough, Mass.,...
August 3, 2014 |
With the Eagles scheduled to practice in New England Aug. 12-14, cornerback Cary Williams was not shy about his distaste for the Patriots. "They are cheaters," he said, a reference to the "Spygate" scandal from 2007. So Williams' critique of the value of the joint practices was partly because he simply does not like the Patriots, which comes from his time with the Baltimore Ravens. "I give them all the credit in the world, but one fact remains: They haven't won a Super Bowl since they got caught," Williams said.
April 16, 2014 |
BONNER-Prendergast junior Nick Bralczyk sure isn't the new kid anymore. Truth be told, the 6-4, 195-pound transfer from Upper Darby hasn't felt like a newbie since the Friars' mid-March trip to Florida. However, when the righthander started in yesterday's Catholic League Blue battle of unbeatens at Archbishop Carroll, he was unproven. And when he threw a wild pitch that allowed Carroll to tie the game at 1-all in the fifth inning, the pressure was on. "As a pitcher, I'm thinking it's kind of my fault," Bralczyk said.
April 13, 2014 |
Caroline Schoenewald brought the wrong jersey to school Friday morning. The senior shortstop for the Central Bucks East softball team packed her away No. 11 instead of the home white one. So when she stepped onto the East diamond wearing No. 1 against Suburban One Continental rival North Penn, it felt a bit strange. The number was different, but the same old Schoenewald graced the field for the Patriots, as East won, 8-3. A Virginia Tech recruit, Schoenewald went 2 for 3 with two singles and two runs batted in, and was hit by a pitch.
February 26, 2014 |
Alliya Butts scored 11 points and Holy Cross clinched its first outright Burlington County Patriot division title since 1997 Monday with a 47-23 home win against Northern Burlington. The team shared the title in 2011. Juliette Stockton had 10 points and 15 rebounds and Cassandra Skelton had seven points and 12 boards. Cape-Atlantic. Summer Crilley stuffed the stat sheet in the league quarterfinals, posting 12 points, eight rebounds, five assists, and three steals and leading Holy Spirit, the third seed, to a 41-26 win against sixth-seeded Ocean City.
February 23, 2014
COLONIAL CONFERENCE PATRIOT Paulsboro 52, Woodbury 50: The host Red Raiders clinched their fifth consecutive division title when Theo Holloway (10 points) sank the winning layup with 5.6 seconds remaining. CAPE ATLANTIC AMERICAN Oakcrest 45, Lower Cape May 34: Ladarrell Dixon scored 10 of his 16 points in the fourth quarter and added six rebounds for the host Falcons. NONLEAGUE Gateway 64, Clayton 56: RJ Blanton piled up 21 points, 25 rebounds, 5 blocks, and 4 steals to lead the Gators, who overcame a two-point deficit in the fourth quarter.
February 17, 2014 |
While many of her classmates at Central Bucks East were enjoying a day off from school Friday because of the weather, Courtney Webster was on the couch, doing homework. The senior center for the girls' basketball team wasn't studying calculus or biology, but rather, game film. And instead of throwing snowballs or going sledding, Webster looked at notes provided by coach Liz Potash. She focused on what the Patriots had to do to win their first-round game in the District 1 Class AAAA tournament, how to stop Harriton, and whom to look out for on the opposing squad.
February 13, 2014 |
Hamisi Tarrant was in middle school the last time the Cherry Hill West boys' basketball team won a division title. He has been connected to the program one way or another for most of the 19 years since. So no one needed to explain to him what Cherry Hill West's 65-45 win over visiting Shawnee meant Tuesday night. The Lions clinched the Olympic Conference Patriot Division title. "For all of us who have been around the program for a long time, this is a milestone," Tarrant said.