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April 15, 2014 | Staff Report
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.  
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October 15, 1990 | By John Kerr, Special to The Inquirer
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.
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November 28, 1989 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Staff Writer Also contributing to this story were staff writers Dave Caldwell and Tim Panaccio
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)
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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.
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February 4, 1994 | By Sam Carchidi, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
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March 2, 1989 | By Steve Wartenberg, Special to The Inquirer
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.
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May 21, 1990 | By Jeff Hurvitz, Special to The Inquirer
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.
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May 18, 1992 | By Joe Santoliquito, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
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.
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February 19, 1990 | By Jim Knaub, Special to The Inquirer
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.
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August 14, 2016 | By Jill Beckman, For The Inquirer
The Soul will seek redemption against the Jacksonville Sharks on Sunday in the Arena Football League American Conference championship at 6 p.m. at the PPL Center in Allentown, Pa. Last year in the conference championship, the Sharks (8-9, 1-0 playoffs) defeated the Soul, 61-56, knocking them out of the playoffs. "They're a good football team," Soul coach Clint Dolezel said of the Sharks. "Let's be real honest about that. " The Sharks, with first-year coach Bob Landsee at the helm, are fresh off last weekend's 69-68 win over Orlando.
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August 7, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
Jeff Osberg of Huntingdon Valley Country Club captured his second straight Golf Association of Philadelphia major title on Friday, taking the 114th Patterson Cup in a four-hole playoff at his home course over David Hicks of Wildwood. Osberg, 32, who also won last month's Philadelphia Open in the same fashion, in an aggregate-score playoff, defeated Hicks, 16 strokes to 18, to win GAP's stroke-play championship for the second time. He and Hicks finished with 36-hole scores of 3-under-par 137. Osberg shot a second-round 69 and Hicks fired a 67. Hicks, who played ahead of Osberg, posted four birdies on the back nine and got to 3-under with a birdie on 17. Osberg's last of four birdies on the day came at No. 15, and he parred in. Roland Massimino of Back Brook contended for the championship after an eagle on the par-5 15th hole but carded back-to-back bogeys on 16 and 17 for a 67 and third place at 139. Philadelphia Amateur champion Michael McDermott of Merion shot his second straight 70 to join Ben Smith of Huntingdon Valley (68)
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July 26, 2016 | Les Bowen, STAFF WRITER
OVER THE past week or so, you've seen a lot of Eagles training camp preview stuff on whatever media platforms you favor, but you might not have learned too much you didn't already know. There is a very good reason for this. We, the intrepid Eagles media, haven't seen or talked to these guys in six weeks. The story lines haven't changed since minicamp wrapped up June 9. (Unless you count Nelson Agholor not being charged over that sexual assault allegation as a football story line.)
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July 21, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
Jeff Osberg sank a five-foot birdie putt Tuesday on the final hole of a four-hole, aggregate-score playoff against Chris Crawford to win the Philadelphia Open, ending an odyssey that took 40 holes and 121/2 hours of golf over two days to decide. Osberg, 32, of Huntingdon Valley Country Club, fired a 1-over-par 17 over holes six through nine at the Ridge at Back Brook in Ringoes, N.J., for a 1-stroke victory, and finished off the first father-son combination to post wins in the 112 years the championship has been contested.
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July 20, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
RINGOES, N.J. - This wasn't the way Chris Crawford wanted to close out the 36-hole Philadelphia Open, after holding the lead for most of the day Monday. Leading by 2 strokes on the last hole, Crawford faced a shot out of the right rough that he didn't find overly difficult, but he caught the ball heavy and watched in dismay as it splashed into a pond that guards the green short and left at the Ridge at Back Brook. The resulting double bogey, and a par by playing partner Jeff Osberg, created a tie for the championship of the Golf Association of Philadelphia major, and forced a four-hole aggregate-score playoff on Tuesday morning at the Hunterdon County layout.
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June 10, 2016 | By Rick O'Brien, STAFF WRITER
Mark Roth says a possible turning point in MaST Charter's baseball season was an embarrassing 10-0 defeat at the hands of Bicentennial Athletic League rival Christopher Dock on May 5. "We kind of hit rock bottom there," the first-year head coach said. "I told the kids, 'At the end of the day, you have to look in the mirror and hold yourself accountable and be able to answer to your teammates.' " The Panthers responded with eight straight victories by a combined score of 93-23.
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June 7, 2016 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
It all started at a swimming meet in December. When freshman Devon Miller was still at Kennett, she saw a friend of hers, Angela King, at the meet. The two became friends in preschool and went to Kennett Middle School together but had not seen each other in a few years. That's when King told Miller about Bishop Shanahan. Within a month, Miller shadowed a freshman at the school and made the decision to transfer. "I love it here," the 15-year old pitcher for the softball team said.
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June 3, 2016 | By Phil Anastasia, STAFF WRITER
ROBBINSVILLE, N.J. - Bud Kowal is the athletic director at Ewing High School. He attended public schools for 12 years. He has worked in public schools for his entire career. But Kowal says fair is fair, and he believes the NJSIAA executive committee's latest decision is "grossly unfair" to South Jersey's non-public schools and their football programs. "These non-public kids, they aren't my kids," Kowal said. "But this just isn't right. It's really, really, really bad. " Kowal was reacting to a decision by the NJSIAA executive committee on Wednesday to deny a proposal by the West Jersey Football League to change the format of the Non-Public playoffs, effective in September.
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May 28, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
The key to victory in the Golf Association of Philadelphia's Middle-Amateur Championship for Matt Mattare probably came on Wednesday, when he gave himself a pep talk after he missed a 5-foot birdie putt that didn't come close to going in. "I just waved at it," the 30-year-old Saucon Valley member said Thursday after capturing the Middle-Amateur in a three-man playoff. "It was my 11th hole. I was like, 'What are you doing being tentative? You're not even in the tournament. Start being decisive.' From that point forward, before every shot, I was like, 'Be decisive.' " Mattare, who works in wealth management in New York and lives in Jersey City, N.J., shot a 1-over-par 72 at Waynesborough Country Club in Paoli to finish at 1-over 143. Michael Brown, the 2009 Middle-Amateur champion, already was at that number for 36 holes after a 70. Together, the two waited as Matthew Finger, a co-leader after the first round, lined up a 4-foot par putt at the par-5 18th that would give him the victory.
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May 25, 2016 | By Jack Goodwillie, STAFF WRITER
Episcopal Academy's offense carried the Churchwomen to the second seed in the Pennsylvania Independent Schools Athletic Association softball playoffs. Host Episcopal showed its might Monday in a 10-1 rout of seventh-seeded Academy of the New Church. Ariana Felizianni keyed her team's offense by going 2 for 3 with a home run, a double, and two RBIs. She scored two runs. Maya Johnston went 2 for 2 with three RBIs for the winners. Also in the first round of the PAISAA tournament, Ashley Lubisky went 2 for 3 and scored two runs as third-seeded host Springside Chestnut Hill shut out No. 6 Friends' Central, 5-0. Baseball Lincoln's Zach Degovanni knocked in the go-ahead run with a one-out sacrifice fly in the bottom of the sixth inning to give the host Railsplitters a 4-3 victory over GAMP in the third round of the Public League playoffs.
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