April 15, 2014 |
TORONTO - The Rock defeated the Wings, 10-9, Saturday to eliminate Philadelphia from the playoffs. With the victory, the Rock (7-9) secured the third and final playoff spot in the East Division. Kevin Crowley had four goals and two assists for the Wings (5-12), who play at Vancouver on Saturday. Jordan Hall added two goals and three assists. The Wings host Colorado in their season finale on April 26 at 7:30 p.m. at the Wells Fargo Center.
October 15, 1990 |
Going into the District 1 playoffs scheduled to begin on Wednesday, Abington (17-0 overall, 12-0 Suburban One National) is not only riding an undefeated record but also loaded with optimism. "We feel we have just as much a chance to win the District 1 playoffs as anyone else," Ghosts head coach Dottie Lemcke Borkowski said. "We're going into matches with the attitude that we can win and we will win. " Abington, as one of 10 division winners, got an automatic bid to the playoffs and - off its record - likely will be one of the top four seeds.
November 28, 1989 |
Each year, Penn Wood football coach Mike Guille reads the local newspapers, notices a strange phenomenon and asks himself the same question: Why are losing athletic teams in so many boys' and girls' sports competing in the district playoffs? "It confuses the living heck out of me," Guille said. "How can you have teams that are 3-15 and they're in the playoffs - and here you have (football) teams that are 10-0 and their season is done?" Most football coaches, seeing the possiblity of added local interest in their sport, appear to favor some form of a district playoff, even if they aren't too optimistic about getting it. "Everyone who knows anything about football wants (district playoffs)
July 28, 2014
The Soul (9-9) were left in playoff limbo after losing to the Power, 64-34, in Pittsburgh Saturday night. But all they had to do was wait for the Tampa Bay Storm to lose to the Cleveland Gladiators (which they did, 56-49), and the Soul slipped into the playoffs. The Soul will travel to the No. 1-seeded Gladiators for a game Saturday at 7:30. "You hate having to back into the playoffs," Soul coach Clint Dolezel said after the Soul lost, "but we will be rooting for Cleveland and get in the right frame of mind to be ready for next week.
February 4, 1994 |
The NJSIAA yesterday denied Clayton High's request for a forfeit boys' basketball victory over St. Mary's Hall. Without the win, Clayton's record remained at 6-7 at Tuesday's cutoff date, and it does not qualify for the South Jersey Group 1 tournament. Teams with a .500 or better record after Tuesday's games earned tournament berths. Clayton athletic director Jim Hall asked the NJSIAA to award Clayton a forfeit win for its scheduled game against St. Mary's Hall on Jan. 24. The St. Mary's bus broke down before it reached its school, and it was unable to make the trip to Clayton.
March 2, 1989 |
West Chester Christian ended its regular season with a decisive 71-36 win over visiting Elkton (Md.) Tuesday night. Elkton hung tough for a quarter and was behind only 14-10 going into the second quarter. But at that point, the Conquerors turned up their defensive intensity and went on a 22-4 run to take a 36-14 halftime lead. "We started off slow, but in the second quarter we started playing good defense and got our running game going," coach Bill Muller said. Elkton could not handle the Conquerors' quickness and pressing defense, and West Chester had 19 steals in the game and converted many into easy fast-break points.
May 21, 1990 |
Sue Reilly has been a champion of girls' golfing rights in the Catholic League over recent seasons. And the nine-year coaching veteran at Bishop McDevitt had much reason to be proud when she was permitted to add the names of her two daughters to the Lancers' roster for the 1990 campaign. But she is not all smiles it seems. For the first time since she assumed the head coaching reins at the school, the Lancers will miss the Catholic League team playoffs, which are scheduled to be held next Monday.
May 18, 1992 |
Academy Park baseball players had to endure two agonizing unknowns last week: whether they would make the playoffs in PIAA Class AAA District 1, and if they did, whether their coach, Anthony Gagliardi, would be joining them. On Friday, the 215 teachers in the Southeast Delco School District went on strike. They haven't had a contract since the end of the 1989-90 school year. The first problem was solved Thursday, when the Knights found out they received an at-large bid in the playoffs.
February 19, 1990 |
You won't hear West Chester Christian coach Matt Pollock complain about the Atlantic Coast Christian Athletic Conference playoff format, in which all six league teams qualify for the postseason tournament. After struggling through the league season, Thursday's playoff game is an opportunity the Conquerors are happy to have. West Chester Christian will open the playoffs Friday at Upper Bucks Christian School in Sellersville. The Conquerors' opponent and the game time had not yet been determined.