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December 23, 2007 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Staff Writer
Today at 1 p.m. At the Superdome, New Orleans TV: Fox29 Radio: WYSP-FM (94.1) Line: Saints by 3 How They Match Up Eagles offense vs. Saints defense As well as the Eagles played in beating the Dallas Cowboys, they still managed just 10 points, and even if you give them that Brian Westbrook touchdown, the total would have been 17. Until the Eagles figure out how to score inside the 20-yard line, they're going to be condemned to...
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December 4, 1989 | By Joe Ferry, Special to The Inquirer
For the first time since he took over as head coach at Archbishop Kennedy in 1985, Jim Schaffer must contemplate life without Chris Kaufmann. Kaufmann, a 6-foot-2 guard who scored more than 1,700 points in his four seasons as a starter, graduated in June and is now a freshman at Shippensburg University. Schaffer must find some way to replace the two-time Bicentennial League Most Valuable Player and the 27 points and 11 rebounds per game he averaged as a senior. "There's no question we're going to miss him," Schaffer said.
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December 15, 1989 | By Ron Reid, Inquirer Staff Writer
Theirs has been a miserable, rotten-luck season of the sort that was the norm in New Orleans for the first 20 years of their NFL existence. Indeed, 1989 has been that bad for the Saints (7-7), who will go marching in against the Eagles (10-4) Monday night in the Superdome, hoping to prove they are a playoff-quality club, even if they are no longer a playoff contender. If that doesn't make the Saints worth worrying about, perhaps the mere law of averages should. In a season that has been devoid of good fortune, the Saints certainly are due for some.
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January 5, 1987 | By Gary Miles, Inquirer Staff Writer
Archbishop Kennedy jumped out to an early lead against host Upper Merion Saturday night, but the Saints fell victim to scoring inconsistency and lost the nonleague game, 54-44. "We've played seven games and have yet to play four good quarters," said Kennedy coach Jim Shaffer. The Saints (1-6) received two field goals apiece from junior forward Sean Flanagan and senior forward Tom Blomstrom to take a 12-8 first-quarter lead. But the offense fell apart in the second quarter, and the Vikings (5-5)
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September 29, 1988 | Special to The Inquirer / HINDA SCHUMAN
Friends and families of SS. Cosmas and Damian Church on Fifth Avenue and Maple Street in Conshohocken celebrated its 76th annual festival honoring its two namesake saints Sunday. After a 12:15 p.m. Mass was offered, a procession of saints was held, including the statue of St. Clementine, borne by (from left) Josette Gourdain, Retala S. Jour, Marily St. Ellen and Annesly Orbuthnott, all of Brooklyn. People came from as far away as Canada and the Caribbean to take part in the festivities.
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January 2, 1986 | By Joe Ferry, Special to The Inquirer
It should have been easy, but the Archbishop Kennedy basketball team made it extremely difficult. The Saints, up by as many as 11 points in the second half, had to sweat out a 48-42 victory over Upper Merion in the consolation game of the Wayne Rotary tourney Monday night. "We were terrible from the foul line in the fourth quarter," said head coach Jim Shaffer. "We missed 11 free throws in the fourth quarter to let them back in the game. " The Saints (3-4) were ahead 20-15 at halftime but stretched that lead to 11 points in the opening minutes of the third quarter.
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November 5, 2012
The Saints have Bountygate and are without their head coach this season. The Eagles can't finish 8-8 or they'll be without their coach beyond next season. Both teams are not living up to recent heights. The Saints are 2-5 and have shown how vital coaches are in the NFL, with their leader  Sean Payton  suspended for the season. The Eagles are 3-4, and some may wonder if  Andy Reid  has been suspended because the team has often been a rudderless ship. Reid has already fired his defensive coordinator.
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April 4, 2012 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
NEW ORLEANS head coach Sean Payton, general manager Mickey Loomis and assistant head coach Joe Vitt are set to have their NFL appeals heard Thursday regarding the punishment they've received for their roles in the Saints' bounty system. League spokesman Greg Aiello confirmed the hearing schedule in an email to the Associated Press on Tuesday afternoon. Aiello also said former Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, who has since taken a job as defensive coordinator with the St. Louis Rams, did not appeal his indefinite suspension.
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December 29, 1992 | by Ray Didinger, Daily News Sports Writer
New Orleans coach Jim Mora doesn't need films to recall what happened the last time his team played the Eagles. The image of Herschel Walker breaking through the Saints' line and shaking off tacklers like so many droplets of water still is fresh, very fresh, in Mora's mind. "They just ripped us running the football," Mora said yesterday as the 12-4 Saints began preparing for Sunday's NFC wild-card date with the 11-5 Eagles at the Louisiana Superdome. "It's as bad as we've been ripped around here in some time (with an opponent)
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October 3, 1988 | By Jeremy Treatman, Special to The Inquirer
Academy Park football coach Sal Oropollo is breathing a lot easier these days. After starting the season with two losses, the veteran Knights coach has seen his team bounce back for two straight victories, including Friday night's 15-8 triumph over nonleague foe Archbishop Kennedy at the Garthwaite Field in Conshohocken. "The kids played well . . . and they had to," said Oropollo. "Because this (Kennedy) is a good football team. . . . We've been really improving a lot, and everybody is coming through now no matter what their role may be. " The coach cited the fact that the offense came together against the Saints, who are 1-3, despite the absence of a set backfield.
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May 1, 2015
OBI ROMEO, a 6-10 forward who played sparingly as a freshman last season, will transfer from Saint Joseph's. He played in just four games for the 13-18 Hawks, averaging 6.5 minutes. Romeo, who came to this country from Nigeria in 2011, was recruited from Greenbrier East High School in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., where he averaged 13 points, 14 rebounds and 4.5 blocks as a senior. "You can't find a better human being, better teammate or harder-working student than Obi," said St. Joe's coach Phil Martelli.
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March 22, 2015 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
HERSHEY, Pa - Ciani Cryor is the floor general for the Neumann-Goretti girls' basketball team. The fiery senior point guard constantly directs her teammates - pointing, pulling players aside, and shouting out orders. Even before the contest, she's there - clapping, nodding, giving words of encouragement. It's not a stretch to say the Georgia Tech recruit has swagger. But it's her passion for the game that has made her a dynamic player. Her desire was on display Friday afternoon, as the Saints captured their first PIAA Class AA state title by defeating the defending champion, Seton-La Salle, 79-34.
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March 21, 2015 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
A.J. Timbers is lights out from three-point land. Alisha Kebbe has a penchant for rebounding and a tendency to be clutch in big games. Then there's Kamiah Smalls, the spark plug off the bench. Their names may not be Ciani or Sianni - Neumann-Goretti's headline-grabbing backcourt duo of Cryor and Martin - but this unsung trio of guards help power the Saints. They will look to continue that Friday at noon, when Neumann-Goretti (30-0) gets a rematch in the PIAA Class AA final against Seton-La Salle.
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March 19, 2015 | BY AARON CARTER, For the Daily News cartera@phillynews.com
VAUGHN COVINGTON isn't shy on the basketball court, but you could call him offensively bashful. The 5-11 junior for Neumann-Goretti High is a pass-first, second and third point guard for the Saints. Before last night's Class AAA semifinal against Imhotep Charter, Covington had never topped the Saints in scoring in Catholic League play or the playoffs. He also only recorded double digits three times this season after only thrice last season. Against the Panthers, however, Covington's 21 points led the victorious Saints to a 75-67 triumph and another state title appearance.
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March 19, 2015 | By Aaron Carter, Inquirer Staff Writer
Vaughn Covington isn't shy on the basketball court, but you could call him bashful on offense. The 5-foot-11 junior for Neumann-Goretti is a pass-first, -second, and -third point guard for the Saints. So much so that Covington had never led the Saints in scoring heading into the PIAA Class AAA semifinals Tuesday night. He had recorded double digits just six times in the last two seasons. Tuesday night, however, Covington's team-high 21 points led the Saints to a 75-67 triumph over Imhotep Charter and another appearance in the state title game.
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March 15, 2015 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
READING, Pa. - Maybe the 21/2-hour drive in stop-and-go traffic from South Philly had something to do with what Neumann-Goretti's coach Carl Arrigale said was a "lack of focus" against Harrisburg's Bishop McDevitt. Whatever it was, the Saints, who trailed the determined Crusaders by three points with just over a minute to play, nearly saw their bid for a fifth PIAA Class AAA state title in six seasons go up in smoke. But Lamarr "Fresh" Kimble and company survived Friday night's thrilling quarterfinal.
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March 8, 2015 | BY RICK O'BRIEN, Staff Writer robrien@phillynews.com
NEUMANN-GORETTI fought past Imhotep Charter last week to repeat as District 12 Class AAA boys' basketball champion, but Dhamir "DaDa" Cosby-Roundtree was less than satisfied with his own performance. "I played real timid," the 6-8, 195-pound sophomore center said. "I wasn't mentally prepared. That's unacceptable. " Cosby-Roundtree was considerably more locked in last night in a PIAA state opener against District 3's Gettysburg. The rising uncerclassman netted 14 points and nine rebounds, including five on offense, as the Saints cruised to a 77-29 victory at Archbishop Ryan.
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March 1, 2015 | By Aaron Carter, Inquirer Staff Writer
The loss apparently stole the breath from their voices. After Neumann-Goretti's Catholic League title-game loss to Roman Catholic on Monday, the Saints' locker room was quiet. Words of consolation were used sparingly. Instead, tears, sniffles, and muffled cries filled the air. On Monday, the Saints had tasted defeat at the Palestra for the first time in six seasons. "Silence, silence, silence," junior forward Zane Martin said. "We were all hurt, that's all I can say. We were all hurt.
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February 27, 2015 | BY HOWARD HERMAN, For the Daily News
AMHERST, Mass. - The last time Phil Martelli's Saint Joseph's Hawks won a road game, they hadn't even unwrapped their Christmas presents. Last night, DeAndre' Bembry gifted the Hawks a career-high scoring performance and a big Atlantic 10 Conference win over the University of Massachusetts. Bembry had a career-best 33 points to go with 14 rebounds and four assists as the Hawks ended a nine-game road losing streak, and a three-game overall skid, with an 82-71 win over UMass.
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February 24, 2015 | BY STANLEY McNEAL, For the Daily News
ST. LOUIS - In the past four seasons, whenever the La Salle Explorers have held a late lead, you could pull out the Sharpie and mark a "W" in the book. But not yesterday afternoon at Saint Louis University. Despite leading for virtually all of the first 39 minutes, the Explorers were unable to close the deal and ended up losing, 68-64, in overtime to the Atlantic 10's last-place team. It marked only the fifth time in the past 74 games since 2011-12 that the Explorers were defeated when they led with 5 minutes to go. The loss dropped La Salle (15-12, 7-7)
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