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December 11, 1986 | By Michael Bamberger, Inquirer Staff Writer
Friends' Central beat visiting Harriton, 64-49, Tuesday to push its record to 2-1 and drop Harriton's to 0-3. The game was marked by unusually uneven scoring. The score was tied at 14 at the end of the first quarter, but the Phoenix outscored the Rams by 21-2 in the second. But then the Rams, who are among the smallest teams on the Main Line, showed some pep of their own, outscoring the Phoenix by 17-10 in the third and pulling to within 12 points. But the Phoenix edged the Rams by 3 in the fourth to win the game by 15. John Spych led the Rams in scoring with 19 points.
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April 8, 1991 | By Bernard Sewell, Special to The Inquirer
Mother Nature displayed her dark side on Friday afternoon during Episcopal's 16-4 win over Friends' Central, a game played in the rain. The losers' dark side was mostly inexperience. "When you have a young team, you're going to make mistakes," said Phoenix coach Paul Perkinson. "And we lost this game on mistakes. " The Churchmen had only 7 hits in the five-inning game but were helped by 4 Phoenix errors. The Churchmen grabbed control of the game from the outset, taking a 4-0 lead in the first inning.
SPORTS
March 8, 2008 | By Keith Pompey INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Not this season. Communications Tech's season-long goal was to become the first District 12 team to win a PIAA Class AAA state championship. Susquehanna Township had other plans for the Public League champion Phoenix. Susquehanna Township defeated Communications Tech, 57-44, in last night's quarterfinal at Reading High's Geigle Complex. The victory sends the Indians (31-2) into Tuesday's semifinals against Scranton Prep at a neutral site. The Phoenix finished the season at 28-4, three victories shy of its ultimate goal.
NEWS
February 4, 1991 | By Bernard Sewell, Special to The Inquirer
It was a classic case of David vs. Goliath on Thursday afternoon as Friends' Central slayed the bigger and seemingly stronger Church Farm Griffins, 51-47, in overtime. Church Farm had a height advantage over the Phoenix, whose tallest player, Max Kaufman, is 6 feet, 1 inch. But Friends' Central took advantage of poor shooting by the visiting Griffins in the first half and played outstanding defense down the stretch to pull out the victory. "I was aware of their size but it didn't really worry me," said Friends' Central coach Dean Schaffer.
NEWS
January 5, 1989 | By Chris Morkides, Special to The Inquirer
Sometimes, playing hard just is not good enough. "We played hard," Friends' Central coach Steve Shaffer said after his team dropped a 65-53 nonleague basketball game at Christopher Dock on Tuesday night. "We just didn't play particularly well. " When the other team is clicking, that spells double trouble. "They (the Pioneers) shot well, they passed well and they played aggressively," Shaffer said. Dock played well enough to build a 14-9 lead after one quarter and a 29-19 advantage at the half.
NEWS
January 27, 1986 | By Bill Ordine, Inquirer Staff Writer
Friends' Central guard Dan Klein came one shot shy of perfect shooting against Shipley School. Unfortunately for the Phoenix, only perfection could have saved it. After hitting 11 straight baskets, Klein suffered his only miss of the night with less than 10 seconds left in the game's second overtime period to allow host Shipley to escape with a 54-53 win Friday. For Shipley, the victory eased the pain of a 44-38 road loss to Church Farm School Wednesday. In the Friends' Central-Shipley contest, Klein (22 points)
SPORTS
January 12, 1994 | Daily News Wire Services
Without Charles Barkley, Kevin Johnson, Larry Johnson and Alonzo Mourning in the game, Charlotte and Phoenix had a chance to learn about some other starters and their benches. Hornets coach Allan Bristow liked what he saw. "They move the ball better without their two stars, and we do also," Bristow said last night after Dell Curry's 23 points and Hersey Hawkins's late three-pointer lifted Charlotte to a 95-93 win over the Suns in Phoenix. "The ball movement in this game was very good.
NEWS
November 6, 1986 | By Bill Ordine, Inquirer Staff Writer
The cast of characters keeps changing but Friends' Central's soccer team keeps playing the same role. Following what is now a familiar script, the Phoenix has emerged as the dominant team in the Friends Schools League. Friends' Central defeated the Friends Select Falcons, 2-1, in the league playoff semifinals Tuesday to advance to the FSL championship game against George School. The title game, scheduled for Saturday (2 p.m.) at Friends' Central, will be a rematch of last year's championship game, won by the Phoenix, 2-0. Since the Freinds Schools soccer league was founded in 1981, Friends' Central has won the league crown twice and has lost just nine games in both regular-season and playoff action.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 8, 1988 | By Jack Lloyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
Phoenix has risen. This Phoenix is not up from the ashes but it could be plenty hot. It's a new gathering spot at 718 Arch St. and it opens to the public today, following a private introduction party last night. Located in the recently renovated Cast Iron Building - which connects with Mellon Independence Center, the old Lit Bros. building - Phoenix will be open for lunch from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, followed by a happy hour, including a complimentary hors d'oeuvres buffet, until 6 p.m. Mingling and dancing to recorded music will continue until 2 a.m. On Saturdays, Phoenix will open at 7 p.m. and feature a WIOQ-FM (102.
NEWS
November 13, 1986 | By Pete Schnatz, Special to The Inquirer
When the 1986 field hockey season was in its early stages, Friends' Central coach Beth Kocot fretted about a lack of experience on the back line and voiced continuing concern over an ineffective attack that limited the Phoenix to 2-2-2 the year before. Somewhere in her depleted roster - only six returning varsity players - Kocot found a nucleus that would more than maintain its stodgy defense and improve its anemic scoring. The pieces finally fell into place Monday, when Friends' Central captured the Friends Schools League tournament championship with a 2-0 win over top-rated Westtown School.
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April 14, 2015 | John Baer, Daily News Political Columnist
FAR BE IT from me to suggest that elected officials sometimes act in their own interests. But it's hard to look at Dwight Evans these days and not think he's feathering his own nest. Long out of the catbird seat after years in the catbird seat, Evans seems poised to perch again. Last week, he endorsed Jim Kenney for mayor and, along with other Northwest Philly Democratic bigs, thereby invited a critical chunk of African-American votes to back Kenney's candidacy. This is significant because, if history's a guide, most of those votes likely would line up for the leading African-American in the race, state Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams.
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August 26, 2013 | By Dan DeLuca, Inquirer Music Critic
Phoenix, the electro-tinged French rock band, has been busy this year headlining major rock festivals from Glastonbury to Lollapalooza in support of their fifth album, Bankrupt! The Gallic foursome, fronted by singer Thomas Mars, is set to play the Made in America main stage on Saturday. Last week, Mars spoke from his home in New York, where he lives with his wife (movie director Sofia Coppola) and their two children. "It's been great," Mars said of his summer. It's been spent playing both megagigs such as California's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival (where they were joined onstage by R. Kelly)
NEWS
June 29, 2013 | By Brian Skoloff and Chris Carlson, Associated Press
PHOENIX - A blazing heat wave expected to send the mercury soaring to nearly 120 degrees in Phoenix and Las Vegas settled Friday over the West, threatening to ground airliners and raising fears that people and pets would get burned on the scalding pavement. The heat was so punishing that rangers took up positions at trailheads at Lake Mead in Nevada to persuade people not to hike. Zookeepers in Phoenix hosed down the elephants and fed tigers frozen fish snacks. And tourists at California's Death Valley took photos of the harsh landscape and a thermometer that read 121. The mercury there was expected to reach nearly 130 Friday - just short of the 134-degree reading from a century ago that has stood as the highest temperature ever recorded on Earth.
SPORTS
May 9, 2013
At Chase Field, Phoenix, Ariz. Thursday at 9:40 p.m. LHP Cole Hamels (1-4, 4.34 ERA) vs. Arizona LHP Patrick Corbin (4-0, 1.80)   Friday at 9:40 p.m. RHP Tyler Cloyd (0-0, 0.00) vs. Arizona RHP Ian Kennedy (1-3, 5.19)   Saturday at 8:10 p.m. LHP Cliff Lee (3-2, 3.26) vs. Arizona RHP Trevor Cahill (2-3, 2.80)   Sunday at 4:10 p.m. RHP Kyle Kendrick (4-1, 2.45) vs. Arizona TBA
SPORTS
March 4, 2013 | Associated Press
AVONDALE, Ariz. - Carl Edwards pulled away on a late start to snap a 70-race winless streak Sunday, the second long drought he's ended at Phoenix International Raceway. Edwards broke the longest slump of his career by winning at Phoenix in 2010. He won for the first time since Las Vegas in 2011 by leading the final 78 laps on the 312-mile race around PIR's odd-shaped oval. Coming off a miserable week at Daytona, where he wrecked five cars, Edwards got a push from defending Sprint Cup champion Brad Keselowski on the restart with two laps left.
SPORTS
February 23, 2013 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Markieff Morris said it was one of the best feelings of his young NBA career: The second-year Phoenix Suns forward, a two-time state champion at Philadelphia's Prep Charter, will be reunited with his twin brother, Marcus, after a Wednesday night trade with the Houston Rockets. Houston dealt 6-foot-9 forward Marcus Morris to Phoenix for a second-round draft pick. The twins starred together at the University of Kansas. "Oh, man, this is unbelievable," Markieff Morris said Thursday night in a telephone interview.
SPORTS
February 4, 2013 | Associated Press
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Phil Mickelson completed a wire-to-wire victory in the Phoenix Open, again flirting with history in a dominating four-day run at TPC Scottsdale. Mickelson shot a 4-under 67 on Sunday to finish at 28-under 256, 2 strokes off the PGA Tour record of 254 set by Tommy Armour III in the 2003 Texas Open. Mickelson missed a chance for a 59 in the first round when his 25-foot birdie putt on the final hole caught the right edge of the cup and stayed out. He settled for a 60 and followed with rounds of 65 and 64 to take a 6-stroke lead into the final round.
SPORTS
February 3, 2013
In front of 179,022 - the largest crowd in golf history - Phil Mickelson birdied the final four holes and five of the last six for a 7-under 64 and a 6-stroke lead at the Phoenix Open in Scottsdale, Ariz., on Saturday. Mickelson has led after each round, opening with a 60 and shooting a 65 on Friday. He fell a stroke short of the PGA Tour record for the first 54 holes, and matched the tournament mark set by Mark Calcavecchia in 2001. In the United Arab Emirates, Stephen Gallacher shot a 10-under 62 to take a 3-shot lead at the Dubai Desert Classic, finishing with a 21-under 195 over three rounds to break Tiger Woods ' 2001 tournament record by a stroke.
SPORTS
February 1, 2013 | Associated Press
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Phil Mickelson pointed his putter at the cup and started to walk toward the hole, ready to celebrate golf's magic number. Right at the end, though, the ball caught the right edge of the cup, curled 180 degrees, and stayed out, costing him a 59 in Thursday's first round of the Phoenix Open. "Six feet to go, it was in the center," Mickelson said. ". . . and even as it's approaching the hole, I couldn't envision which side of the hole it could possibly miss on, and it ended up somehow just dying off at the end. " Playing partners Jason Dufner and Rickie Fowler also watched in disbelief when the 25-foot birdie putt lipped out. "Unlucky," Dufner said.
SPORTS
January 5, 2013 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
OKLAHOMA CITY - Kobe Bryant and Zach Randolph are just two of the stars the 76ers have faced six games into their odyssey, which will conclude with a back-to-back from hell in Oklahoma City and San Antonio. So it seems unlikely that the player who has had the most impact in this span is Phoenix forward Luis Scola. But there was Scola on Wednesday, lofting short jumpers and spinning though the lane (and the 76ers' matador-like defense) on his way to 14 third-quarter points. The 76ers barely kept pace with him, scoring 17 points in the quarter.
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