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April 6, 2014
BASEBALL NONLEAGUE Neumann-Goretti 2, Penn Charter 1: The Saints rallied for the go-ahead run in the top of the seventh, and then turned to their ace, Pat Doudican, to lock the game down for the save. He retired the side in order with two strikeouts. Tommy Nardini led off the inning for the Saints by getting hit by a pitch. He reached second on a wild pitch and was bunted to third by Nick D'Amore. Nardini scored on an error. Ethan Pritchett earned the win, allowing three hits in six innings.
SPORTS
April 4, 2014 | BY AARON CARTER, Daily News Staff Writer cartera@phillynews.com
SOMETIMES the journey to the top is easier to navigate than the route you must take to sustain the summit. As a junior last season, Ss. Neumann-Goretti High's Charlie Jerla wanted success so badly he could taste it. After 2 years of understudy duties, Jerla thought he finally arrived last season when he earned a starting spot and was named a co-captain on the Saints baseball squad. A Philadelphia original who moved to Florida as a child, Jerla transferred to N-G a week before freshman year began when his family moved back to Philly.
SPORTS
March 31, 2014 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
The all-Southeastern Pennsylvania boys' basketball first team.   Guard / Player of the Year Ja'Quan Newton, Neumann-Goretti Newton is a clutch scorer, strong rebounder, and fastbreak terror. In 31 appearances this season, he averaged 21.6 points, 6.8 rebounds, 4 assists, and 2.2 steals. He also was terrific down the stretch for the Saints. Sparked by the 6-foot-3, 185-pound senior combination guard, who will continue his career at the University of Miami, Neumann-Goretti went 27-4, earned its fourth PIAA Class AAA state championship in five seasons, and claimed its sixth consecutive Catholic League title.
SPORTS
March 31, 2014 | By Rick O, Inquirer Columnist
Ja'Quan Newton and company flipped the switch in late January. After a 71-64 loss to Roman Catholic, which looked more than capable of winning its first Catholic League title since 2007 and ending Neumann-Goretti's five-year reign, the Saints reeled off 17 consecutive victories. The highlight of the regular season for Carl Arrigale's squad was a 64-58 road victory over talent-filled Archbishop Carroll before an overflow crowd in Radnor. In the Catholic League playoffs, Neumann-Goretti bested Carroll for a second time, 67-62, in the semifinals.
SPORTS
March 23, 2014 | BY AARON CARTER, Daily News Staff Writer cartera@phillynews.com, 215-854-5814
HERSHEY - Just a day removed from losing his mother to cancer, Ja'Quan Newton led Ss. Neumann-Goretti (26-4) to the Class AAA state championship last night at the Giant Center in Hershey. Newton, a 6-3 senior guard headed to the University of Miami, scored a game-high 33 points in the Saints' 64-57 overtime victory against Susquehanna Township. With the game no longer in doubt, N-G coach Carl Arrigale subbed for Newton and the two shared an emotional embrace. Newton, whose mother, Lisa Brown, died at home Thursday morning after a lengthy battle with cancer, had tears in his eyes after the game, but he beamed with happiness as teammates bombarded him with love and the championship trophy.
NEWS
March 23, 2014 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
HERSHEY, Pa. - Ella Awobajo let out a passionate yell and pumped her fist. The senior forward for the Neumann-Goretti girls' basketball team had just tied the PIAA Class AA state championship game with less than six minutes remaining. A minute and a half later, however, Awobajo let out a different kind of yell, and the bewildered look on her face said everything. She fell to her knees, unable to believe she had fouled out with 4 minutes, 21 seconds left in an extremely tight contest.
SPORTS
March 23, 2014 | BY JOSEPH SANTOLIQUITO, For the Daily News
HERSHEY - Their song echoed through the corridors of the Hershey Giant Center, as they danced and skipped along, locked arm in arm with each other. If Seton-La Salle was walking toward an execution, the Rebels didn't look the part yesterday morning, as they approached the court for their PIAA Class AA girls state final against Neumann-Goretti. On the other side of the Giant Center, the walk through the halls was much different. The Neumann-Goretti girls were emotionless. Quiet.
SPORTS
March 21, 2014 | BY JAKE KAPLAN, Daily News Staff Writer kaplanj@phillynews.com
BUFFALO - Halil Kanacevic could only sit and watch as Saint Joseph's season was swinging in the balance. A fifth personal foul had deprived the Hawks' senior leader and most valuable player of the game's final 3 minutes and 47 seconds, which he spent nestled into a seat on the bench between teammates Daryus Quarles and Isaiah Miles. "It's tough," Kanacevic said afterward. "You don't want to go out like that. I definitely don't want to go out like that. " St. Joe's most accomplished season in 10 years came to an end last night in an 89-81 overtime loss to seventh-seeded Connecticut in a second-round NCAA Tournament game at the First Niagara Center.
SPORTS
March 19, 2014 | BY ANDREW ALBERT, Daily News Staff Writer alberta@phillynews.com
THE SAINT JOSEPH'S women had waited long enough. It had been 10 days since they lost to George Washington in the Atlantic 10 Tournament. Anxiety had become a part of life, with their name squarely on the NCAA Tournament bubble. The selection committee did not make them wait long last night, announcing their first-round game against Georgia within the first 2 minutes of the 7 o'clock selection show. It was the Hawks' first at-large bid since 2001, and the first under coach Cindy Griffin.
SPORTS
March 14, 2014 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
BIG PEOPLE beat up little people? Not always, new Eagles special-teamer and safety Chris Maragos said yesterday, when asked about another new Eagle - returner, running back and receiver Darren Sproles. Sproles is 5-6, 190, and he'll be 31 in June, two strong negatives, given what coach Chip Kelly is trying to build. But there are other considerations, said Maragos, who had to try to tackle Sproles, the Saints' return man, when the Seahawks beat New Orleans in the divisional round of the playoffs a few months back.
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