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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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June 22, 2016 | By Ellen Gray, TELEVISION CRITIC
All TV family dramas are not alike, even those kicked off by the return of prodigal sons or daughters to their rich families. That point couldn't be made more clearly than it is in two new shows. One is the Oprah Winfrey-produced Greenleaf , which makes its two-night, three-hour premiere on Winfrey's OWN on Tuesday and Wednesday. It's about a Memphis megachurch, the family who controls it, and the long-estranged daughter who may expose their secrets. The other, CBS's American Gothic , which will premiere Wednesday, is about another influential family, this one in Boston, with a long-estranged son who may be a notorious serial killer (or may just know which one of them is)
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June 18, 2016 | By Rick O'Brien, STAFF WRITER
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Brian Verratti pretty much summed up Neumann-Goretti's baseball season. "We started out the year as the area's top-ranked team. We got off to a slow start and dropped out of the rankings, and then we came on strong at the end to accomplish our goals," the senior centerfielder and leadoff man said. Verratti and the Saints, written off by some after a 2-5 start, captured the program's first state title with a 3-0 blanking of District 6's Bishop McCort in a rain-delayed PIAA Class 2A final Thursday at Penn State's Medlar Field at Lubrano Park.
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June 7, 2016 | By Sam Donnellon, Daily News Columnist
'DO I CONTRADICT myself? "Very well then I contradict myself; "(I am large, I contain multitudes.)" Muhammad Ali did not write or say those words. But he might as well have. Amid the endless flow of obituaries, testimonials and personal accounts that have followed news of his death Friday, this indisputable truth emerged. He was large. He contained multitudes. He was, in so many ways, the personification of Walt Whitman's "Song of Myself. " He was a saint. He was a sinner.
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April 8, 2016 | By Trevor Newcomb, Staff Writer
Joe LaFiora's first start of the baseball season couldn't have gone any better. Well, maybe just a little. The Neumann-Goretti sophomore took the hill in his second career start and tossed a no-hitter, leading the visitors to a 3-0 win over Archbishop Ryan on Wednesday. In the Catholic League tilt, LaFiora threw 79 pitches, striking out six batters. Two walks cost him a perfect game. Nick D'Amore had two RBIs and Brian Verratti went 2 for 4, scoring one run and stealing two bases.
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March 29, 2016 | By Jim Rutter, For The Inquirer
Quintessence Theatre Group wants to contemporize classic plays? Well, for the first time since its 2010 Measure for Measure , the group has done it with a powerhouse, actor-driven production of George Bernard Shaw's Saint Joan . Like Shakespeare's political drama, like Sophocles' Antigone or Brecht's Mother Courage , Quintessence delivers the full force of and timelessness of Shaw's play in a show that echoes the actions of Edward...
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March 20, 2016 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
HERSHEY - Sixteen forced turnovers in the first half. Fifty-six percent shooting from the field in the first 16 minutes of play. Twenty total steals. The numbers for the Neumann-Goretti girls' basketball team start to paint the picture of just how dominant the team was in the PIAA Class 2A state final. But the numbers don't do it justice. The show that the Saints put on at the Giant Center on Friday afternoon was something special, a 65-28 romp over North Star that proved to be the exclamation point for yet another stellar season.
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March 17, 2016 | By Aaron Carter, Staff Writer
With just a few seconds remaining in Tuesday's PIAA Class 3A semifinal, a Neumann-Goretti fan said it best. "Hershey, here we come!" he shouted. After a physical contest against Imhotep, the Saints, who had five players score in double figures, knocked off the Panthers, 76-69, and earned a chance for their sixth state title since 2010. In Game 2 of the doubleheader at Philadelphia University, Math, Civics and Sciences held off defending Class A champion Constitution, 79-78, in overtime thanks to Kwahzere Ransom's game-winning three-pointer.
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March 10, 2016 | By Rick O'Brien, Staff Writer
BETHLEHEM, Pa. - The Neumann-Goretti boys' and girls' basketball teams put on quite a show Tuesday night at Freedom High. The boys regained the swagger they had been missing in their last three games with a 113-71 thumping of Scranton Prep in a PIAA Class AAA second-round contest. The girls opened the doubleheader by whipping previously undefeated Minersville, 71-33, in a Class AA second-round matchup. Against Scranton Prep, the District 2 titlist, the Saints' starters combined for 100 points.
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March 6, 2016 | By Aaron Carter, Staff Writer
To three, or not to three: that has been the question for Neumann-Goretti after back-to-back losses in the Catholic League and District 12 championship games. After those two setbacks, the second-seeded Saints entered Friday night's Class 3A first-round matchup with No. 5 seed Eastern Lebanon County of District 3 just 4 of 37 from the three-point line. Despite another poor-shooting game from the perimeter, however, the Saints' second-half defense made the difference in a 69-48 victory at Archbishop Ryan.
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March 1, 2016 | By Mike Kern, Staff Writer
WITH TWO games to go before the Atlantic 10 Tournament in Brooklyn, N.Y., Saint Joseph's is tied for first place with Virginia Commonwealth. What else do you really need to compute? The Hawks, who were picked to finish seventh after winning 13 times last season, beat Saint Louis Sunday afternoon at Hagan Arena, 77-63. That makes them 24-5, 13-3 in the conference, their best record through 28 games since the 2003-04 team that reached No. 1 was 27-1. VCU (21-8, 13-3) won Saturday at George Washington.
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