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February 17, 2009 | By Martha Woodall INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
James G. McSherry, Roman Catholic High School Class of 1940, helped keep the nation's first free Catholic high school for boys open in the 1980s when it was in danger of closing. Over the years, McSherry helped Roman in many ways. And even in death, he found an avenue to continue assisting his alma mater. Roman is scheduled to announce today that McSherry, who died in 2006 at the age of 84, left $425,000 to fund five scholarships at the school at Broad and Vine Streets. When the bequest is combined with the contributions made in his lifetime, McSherry donated "well over $1 million" to Roman, making him the school's largest benefactor since Thomas E. Cahill, a wealthy coal merchant, founded the school in 1890.
NEWS
August 31, 2008 | By Carmen Ferreiro-Esteban FOR THE INQUIRER
I was surprised to find Romans roaming the streets of Lugo, my hometown in northwestern Spain, when I returned in June. After living abroad for 20 years, I had come to visit my family and high school friends - and, to my daughter's dismay, to speak my native tongue too fast for her to understand. What I had not anticipated was to find the city ablaze. The reason, I soon discovered, was that the city was celebrating, as it has each June since 2001, a festival aptly named Arde Lucus - Lugo Is Burning - in remembrance of a time long past when Romans lived here.
SPORTS
March 13, 1993 | by Ted Silary, Daily News Sports Writer
Marc Jackson and Mike Tabb had not agreed on preparations. But when it mattered most, they joined forces for perfect execution. As Roman Catholic readied itself for the final two rounds (it hoped) of the Catholic League basketball playoffs earlier this week, Jackson, a 6-9 senior, suggested the shaved-head look to Tabb, a 6-8 junior. "It was just a little thing I thought of," Jackson said. "Mike and I are playing our last year together. I figured it would be good for us to look the same, to show good unity.
SPORTS
February 24, 1997 | By Chris Goldberg, FOR THE INQUIRER
Beating Roman Catholic twice in the regular season was an accomplishment in itself. Now all the St. John Neumann basketball team has to do is beat the Cahillites for a third straight time. Yesterday, the Pirates snapped Roman's nine-year home-court Catholic League winning streak, 77-61, to wrap up second place in the league's Southern Division. Neumann (22-3 overall, 12-2 league), which defeated Roman by 74-61 last month, will play host to the Cahillites (18-6, 10-4) on Friday in a first-round playoff game.
SPORTS
December 30, 1995 | by Ted Silary, Daily News Sports Writer
There are several things Roman Catholic High's Curtis King would rather do in his life than shoot a pressure-packed free throw. Several hundred. Perhaps several thousand. But when the situation called last night for King to tackle an unpleasant task head-on, he didn't shrivel away or whine to someone: "My stomach's upset. Get someone else in there. " With a mere 4/10ths of a second remaining in the second overtime of a wonderfully electric Slam Dunk to the Beach National Invitational Tournament semifinal, King, a 6-6 junior center, absorbed a no-doubt-about-it foul while trying to follow a miss by teammate Donnie Carr.
NEWS
September 18, 2012
THIS WEEK'S Daily News Pet of the Week is Roman (right), a 2- to 3-year-old pit-bull mix at the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society. Roman has medium-high energy and enjoys going on jogs. He's friendly and social with people and dogs of his size or larger. To adopt Roman, contact PAWS, 2nd and Arch streets, Old City, at 215-238-9901. Please provide tag #A16667527 when inquiring. A $75 fee includes sterilization, vaccines and microchipping.
SPORTS
February 4, 1995 | By Sally Pollak, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
At Roman Catholic, where the basketball team has been winning Catholic League titles for nearly a century, the court is as cramped as a sandbox. The players use a first-floor classroom - No. 54 - to change their clothes and talk about the game, dropping sweaty gold gym shorts onto the floor, hanging out on desktops. The Cahillites haven't lost a league game at home in seven years. Yesterday, Roman (16-2, 7-1 league) kept that streak alive with a 65-61 win against Archbishop Carroll (14-4, 5-3)
NEWS
October 11, 1993 | By Joe Santoliquito, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Archbishop Carroll's football team had won its last three games, but it wanted to face a tough opponent to find out where it fit into the Catholic League Southern Division. Against Roman Catholic yesterday, Carroll got its wish. And for the first 30 minutes, the Patriots seemed ready to topple Roman, the defending Southern Division champion. That is, until some of their old habits began haunting them. Two costly fumbles and a pair of Roman touchdowns in the last 8 minutes, 54 seconds resulted in a 14-7 defeat for Carroll at Radnor High's Prevost Field.
SPORTS
November 25, 1994 | by Ted Silary, Daily News Sports Writer
Roman Catholic's James "Bugsy" Martin had much to be thankful for yesterday. One, that he could play football. Two, before that, that he could even walk. Last July 17, Martin was playing American Legion baseball for the Ivy Ridge Panthers when he tried to beat a pickoff throw back into second base. Crack! That sound was not bat against ball. It was Martin's left ankle. "It made a big popping sound," Martin said. "As soon as I heard that, I knew it was bad. When I looked down, my foot was facing inward.
SPORTS
November 20, 1989 | By Joe Santoliquito, Special to The Inquirer
For Roman Catholic, the waiting is finally over. The Cahillites had not won a Catholic League Southern Division title since 1947, but the long anticipation ended yesterday, when Roman defeated Monsignor Bonner, 19-7, in the division final at Villanova Stadium. With the victory, Roman (9-2) earned the right to play La Salle, the Northern Division champ, for the Catholic League title on Saturday, Dec. 2, at Villanova at 2:30 p.m. "I think our time was way overdue," said Roman quarterback Jim McGeehan, who eclipsed 3,000 yards passing for his high school career with three completions - two for touchdowns - for 144 yards on the day. "It's going to make my Thanksgiving a lot more enjoyable.
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SPORTS
August 22, 2016 | By Matt Breen, STAFF WRITER
READING - Roman Quinn's first double-A start in right field last week ended with his throwing out three baserunners. That position, Quinn joked afterward with Reading manager Dusty Wathan, is now his favorite. Quinn - who had converted two years ago from shortstop to centerfielder - is learning how to play left and right fields as the Phillies look to add versatility to his game. He could head to the majors in September, when rosters expand. The Phillies already have two players vying for time in center.
SPORTS
July 13, 2016 | By Paul Schwedelson, STAFF WRITER
The Flyers signed 24-year-old forward Roman Lyubimov to a one-year, two-way entry-level contract on Monday. The 6-foot-2, 207-pound Lyubimov spent the last six seasons in the Kontinental Hockey League with CSKA Moscow. "He's a big guy. He skates well, plays a solid two-way game," Flyers general manager Ron Hextall said. "We feel like he adds depth to the organization. We'll see how he does in training camp. " Hextall said the team was aware of Lyubimov for the last couple of years, "but he really popped at the World Championships this past year" when he represented Russia and had four goals and four assists in 10 games.
SPORTS
July 1, 2016 | By Rick O'Brien, STAFF WRITER
Roman Catholic High School hired Matt Griffin as its new head basketball coach on Wednesday. An assistant coach under Speedy Morris at St. Joseph's Prep the last two seasons, Griffin is a graduate of St. Joseph's Prep who played basketball at both Rider University and Boston University. A captain for both college teams, he helped Boston qualify for the NCAA tournament in 2011 by winning the America East Championship. Griffin, the son of former St. Joseph's University head coach John Griffin Sr., replaces former Roman coach Chris McNesby, who resigned in May after two straight state-championship seasons to spend more time with his family.
SPORTS
April 8, 2016 | By Rick O, Columnist
If only Greg Grandelli could bottle the mojo he's had at the plate in the early part of the season. The Roman Catholic senior was batting .818 (9 for 11) with 11 RBIs, seven runs, and three doubles entering Wednesday's matchup against Catholic League rival Lansdale Catholic. He went 4 for 5 with four RBIs as the visiting Cahillites cruised past Archbishop Ryan, 12-2, in Monday's league opener. Grandelli, a second baseman and righthanded pitcher, said he worked on perfecting his swing in the offseason while playing for the Keystone State Bombers and training with teammates at an indoor batting facility in Northeast Philly.
FOOD
April 1, 2016 | By Anna Goldfarb, For The Inquirer
It might seem odd for a pair focused on Filipino and Hawaiian street food to dabble around ancient Rome for culinary inspiration. But Kiki Aranita and Chris Vacca, co-owners of the Hawaiian-fusion food truck Poi Dog, each majored in classics at Bryn Mawr. So, for them, it's a sensible step in their evolution as chefs, using food to tell personal and political stories. Though Poi Dog's street fare tells the story of Aranita's heritage (she grew up in Hawaii and Hong Kong), this latest endeavor looks at not only what ancient Romans were eating, but why this food was only available to the elite class in their society.
SPORTS
March 30, 2016 | By Aaron Carter, STAFF WRITER
ON THE grandest stages in the area, Lamar Stevens was flat-out dominant for Roman Catholic this season. The 6-7 senior forward and Penn State signee possesses a combination of speed, athleticism and power that helped the Cahillites repeat a threepeat, again claiming PIAA Class AAAA gold along with the AAAA city title and the coveted Catholic League championship. In those three contests, Stevens, who transferred in this season from the Haverford School, averaged 20 points, 9.6 rebounds and shot 55 percent (22-for-40)
SPORTS
March 28, 2016 | By Rick O'Brien, STAFF WRITER
PLAYER OF THE YEAR Tony Carr, guard, Roman Catholic Penn State coach Pat Chambers smartly focused on landing the senior floor general and made regular trips from State College to Broad and Vine. Carr is a terrific ball handler and penetrator, an excellent distributor in transition and halfcourt sets, and a clutch performer in pressure situations. The 6-foot-4 dynamo averaged 14.7 points, 6.1 rebounds, 5.5 assists, and 2.1 steals while leading the Cahillites to a 27-4 mark and their second straight PIAA Class 4A state title.
SPORTS
March 20, 2016 | By Aaron Carter, Staff Writer
D'Andre Vilmar has a pretty good idea of how long it takes to run across the Ben Franklin Bridge. As Roman Catholic prepares to defend its PIAA Class 4A title against District 8's Allderdice in Hershey Saturday night, the Pennsauken, N.J., resident promises he won't have to make that trek again. Before the Cahillites (26-4) departed for the Giant Center last season, Vilmar said he was on a bus that broke down near the bridge, which meant he could have waited for the replacement bus that was en route or take matters into his own . . . feet.
SPORTS
March 20, 2016 | By Aaron Carter, Staff Writer
HERSHEY, Pa. - When Lamar Stevens dunks, the 6-foot-7 senior for Roman Catholic leaves no room for doubt. After an emphatic, powerful showing against the rim, Stevens also led Roman Catholic to a 73-62 victory against District 8's Taylor Allderdice in Saturday's Class 4A championship at the Giant Center in Hershey. Stevens, a Penn State signee, finished with a game-high 27 points, including five momentum-seizing dunks en route to the Cahillites' second straight state championship.
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