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May 5, 1998 | By Ira Josephs, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The National Lacrosse League's giant, silver-plated championship cup was perched on a table next to the field. A handful of Philadelphia Wings chatting on the sideline were warmly greeted by Mayor Rendell of Philadelphia, who was there to present the team with the trophy and watch the ensuing Inter-Academic League game between Episcopal Academy and visiting Penn Charter. Before the television cameras could roll and the photos could be shot on Saturday, Paul O'Grady, Episcopal's assistant coach, and Tony Resch, Penn Charter's head coach, had to be called away from their school teams.
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December 18, 2004 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Linsay Sanderson, the Philadelphia Wings' general manager and head coach, yesterday announced the team's 23-man roster for the 2005 season. The roster includes goalie Dallas Eliuk, who is returning for his 15th National Lacrosse League season, and forward Tom Marechek, who led the team in scoring last season with 72 points on 26 goals and 46 assists. Also included on the team are rookies Andrew Burkholder, Dan Finck and Rob Van Beek. The Wings' first game will be at Arizona on Jan. 7. The home opener will be Jan. 22 at 8 p.m. against the Toronto Rock at the Wachovia Center.
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May 23, 1994 | For The Inquirer / JOHN SLAVIN
Players from the Lower Bucks Lacrosse League received a visit from four members of the Philadelphia Wings Thursday. Paul Gait, Zack Colburn, Chris Flynn and Scott Gebrielsen, who helped the Wings win the championship of the Major Indoor Lacrosse League this season, led a clinic at Macclesfield Park in Lower Makefield Township. The Lower Bucks Lacrosse League, formed this year, provides an opportunity for about 120 youngsters to play lacrosse. It contains three teams. Each of the teams is scheduled to play about 15 games in the season.
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February 15, 1988 | Special to The Inquirer
The Washington Wave defeated the Philadelphia Wings, 13-12, in overtime in a pro box lacrosse game last night at the Capital Centre. The Wave improved its record to 5-2, while the Wings fell to 1-5. Mark Gold led the Wave with four goals. The Wings were paced by Pat Lamon, who had three goals and three assists. Scott Carruthers of the Wings scored a goal with 1 minute, 34 seconds left in regulation to tie the score, 12-12, and force the overtime.
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February 1, 1987 | By Robert Seltzer, Inquirer Staff Writer
In a game that marked the return of professional box lacrosse to the city, John Grant scored three goals and added an assist to lead the Philadelphia Wings over the New Jersey Saints, 17-11, last night at the Spectrum. Grant, 35, a member of the Philadelphia franchise that lasted two years with the National Lacrosse League in the mid 1970s, relived his younger days, although he admitted he wished he had his "old legs" back. "This was great," Grant said. Philadelphia (1-2)
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March 12, 2010 | By Anthony J. Machcinski INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
As the Philadelphia Wings look to make a second-half playoff push, they will honor the HEADstrong Foundation during their game tomorrow against the Minnesota Swarm. The charity was started in honor of Nick Colleluori, a lacrosse player from Ridley High School and Hofstra University who died at age 21 of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in 2006. Two Wings players, Bill McGlone and Brett Moyer, played with Colleluori at Ridley. As a tribute to the foundation, the Wings will wear green uniforms and shoelaces, and the referees and coaches will also wear green.
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January 11, 1991 | By Tim Panaccio, Inquirer Staff Writer
Achieving parity often takes a decade or longer in some sports. But in the Major Indoor Lacrosse League, all it took to turn last season's last-place Detroit Turbos into the odds-on favorites to win this season's championship was one draft and two players - Paul and Gary Gait. The Gait brothers, who rewrote the NCAA outdoor record book at Syracuse, combined for seven goals and 11 assists during the host Turbos' 20-8 season- opening victory over the Philadelphia Wings on Saturday in Detroit.
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February 18, 1990 | Special to The Inquirer
Chris Flynn, a 1988 Penn graduate, scored with 1 minute, 47 seconds left in the second overtime last night to give the Philadelphia Wings a 13-12 victory over the Baltimore Thunder before 10,904 fans at the Baltimore Arena. Flynn's goal was assisted by Brad Kotz, the Quakers' assistant lacrosse coach. Kotz scored four goals and had two assists for the Wings (4-0), who took sole possession of first place in the Major Indoor Lacrosse League. The Thunder fell to 3-1. Flynn was a lacrosse all-American at Penn and an all-Ivy League running back on the football team.
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July 26, 2010
Age: 24. Job: Professional lacrosse player, Philadelphia Wings. Neighborhood: Rittenhouse Square. Famous sibling: Teammate Geoff Snider. According to official bio: Was ranked No. 10 on the National Lacrosse League Insider's "Hot 50" list before this year's draft. Was a member of the Burnaby Lakers Junior A team, which won two championships (2004 and 2005). He's also a member of the New Westminster Salmonbellies. Acquired: Selected by Philadelphia 16th overall in the 2009 NLL Entry Draft.
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August 4, 2012 | By Vernon Clark, Inquirer Staff Writer
It's a game of endurance, speed, athletic skill, and more than a little finesse, most often played on manicured fields at colleges and suburban high schools. Yet on a recent weekday evening, on a field near idle factory buildings in Philadelphia's Nicetown section, a few dozen children were learning the fine points of lacrosse. "It's like hockey and soccer and all that mixed together," said Joshua Nieves, 11, taking a break after running through lacrosse drills with about 20 other boys at the Salvation Army Kroc Center.
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June 25, 2015 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
Harvey Pollack, a statistical savant whose highlight in a lifetime of compiling and inventing complex sports data came one night in 1962 when he hurriedly scrawled a simple round number on a piece of paper, died Tuesday at age 93. The longest-tenured employee in the NBA, having worked for the 76ers and Warriors since the league's founding in 1946, Mr. Pollack had been hospitalized since January when he was injured in a Center City car accident....
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March 15, 2014 | By Monica Peters, For The Inquirer
Kids dressed as their favorite character and caretakers can experience a majestic Saturday evening at Please Touch Museum's annual Storybook Ball. After a red-carpet entrance, Mad Hatter will host the ball's annual book awards. There will be a musical performance by award-winning recording artist Jonathan Sprout, and kids can enjoy storytime and also dance during the Baby Loves Disco party. The night will end with a grand goodbye when guests receive gift bags.   Storybook Ball, 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Please Touch Museum, Memorial Hall, Fairmount Park, 4231 Avenue of the Republic.
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February 11, 2014 | BY JOHN MURROW, Daily News Staff Writer murrowj@phillynews.com
AS JAKE BERGEY walked onto the Wells Fargo Center turf and looked up to the rafters Saturday night, emotions and memories from his 10-year playing career in Philadelphia began to come back. The son of former Eagles linebacker Bill Bergey earned one accolade not found on his father's résumé Saturday, 6 years after playing his final game for the Wings. The second leading scorer in team history was recognized in a pregame ceremony as the team retired his No. 66 jersey prior to its 8-6 loss to Edmonton.
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August 24, 2013 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
When Dave Gross examined Major League Lacrosse's business plan in 2000, he figured "MLL" would soon join the scrap heap of dimly remembered initials from failed American sports leagues. "No chance," Gross, a Massachusetts clothing manufacturer who is now that league's commissioner, said at the time. "The world isn't ready for pro lacrosse. " While he might yet be proven correct, the MLL has endured far longer than he anticipated - far longer, in fact, than most fledgling leagues.
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March 28, 2013 | BY KIMBERLY SLAVEN, Daily News Staff Writer slavenk@phillynews.com
BILL LEAHY has been there since Day 1. Twenty-one years ago, the former Loyola (Md.) lacrosse star was called to interview for the opportunity to initiate a lacrosse program at La Salle College High School. The marriage proved to be a monumental success. The Explorers have gone 380-76 on Leahy's watch, with three state championships and 17 Catholic League crowns. "In general, it's a perfect match," said Leahy, who doubled as a player for the Philadelphia Wings in 1995-96.
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August 4, 2012 | By Vernon Clark, Inquirer Staff Writer
It's a game of endurance, speed, athletic skill, and more than a little finesse, most often played on manicured fields at colleges and suburban high schools. Yet on a recent weekday evening, on a field near idle factory buildings in Philadelphia's Nicetown section, a few dozen children were learning the fine points of lacrosse. "It's like hockey and soccer and all that mixed together," said Joshua Nieves, 11, taking a break after running through lacrosse drills with about 20 other boys at the Salvation Army Kroc Center.
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February 10, 2012 | By Kevin Cirilli, For Philly.com
There will be no names on the backs of the Philadelphia Wings' jerseys when the team hosts the Buffalo Bandits at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Wells Fargo Center. But that doesn't mean you won't be able to recognize them. They'll be making history as the first North American professional sports team to put Twitter handles - the user names for people who use the popular social networking website - on their shirts. "This breaks down a barrier between fans and players," said Wings player Max Seibald, who has more than 3,500 Twitter followers.
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May 18, 2011
THERE'S A CHANCE there won't be an NFL season, but that doesn't mean there won't be professional football this fall. The Lingerie Football League, which includes our very own Philadelphia Passion, will kick off in August. And this year, the league has added two teams, both coached by former NFL players. Former Packers defensive tackle Gilbert Brown will head up the Green Bay Chill, and former Browns cornerback Hanford Dixon will coach the Cleveland Crush. Brown, known as the "Gravedigger" for his celebratory antics after a vicious tackle, said his ladies are going to display a mean streak of their own. "There's going to be a lot of hitting," Brown said during a news conference at the Resch Center, which will be the Chill's home.
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April 13, 2011 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
One of the forerunners in the area's high school lacrosse movement, the Haverford School sits atop the national rankings for the first time in school history. Coach John Nostrant said the ranking, from ESPN, is "great for the coaches, great for the players, and awesome for the school. " The Fords, also ranked No. 1 in the state by Phillylacrosse.com, returned 16 Division I recruits. Therefore, Nostrant said, he is not surprised with the success. He said the school was the first in the area to have a national schedule, as the Fords began playing top programs from Maryland in the 1990s.
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April 12, 2011 | By Matt Breen, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
One of the forerunners in the area's high school lacrosse movement, the Haverford School sits atop the national rankings for the first time in school history. Coach John Nostrant said the ranking, from ESPN, is "great for the coaches, great for the players, and awesome for the school. " The Fords, also ranked No. 1 in the state by Phillylacrosse.com, returned 16 Division I recruits. Therefore, Nostrant said, he is not surprised with the success. He said the school was the first in the area to have a national schedule, as the Fords began playing top programs from Maryland in the 1990s.
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