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September 16, 1997 | By Brian Miller, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Aaron Thomas has done the pyramids and the Sphinx. He has ridden a boat on the Nile. He has stayed at swanky hotels in Alexandria. Just don't remind him of the cuisine the Downingtown junior had to stomach in two trips to Egypt this summer with the United States' under-17 national soccer team. "The food was horrible," said Thomas with a recollection of queasiness. "We ate the same thing over and over again: rice and chicken. And the chicken was probably camel meat or llama meat, we didn't even know.
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November 19, 1987 | By TED SILARY, Daily News Sports Writer
Tom Honeyman has only Tom Paton to blame for the fact that Honeyman no longer scores goals for Frankford High's soccer team as often as lovers throw coins into fountains. Tom Paton is Tom Honeyman's grandfather, and, yes, we know what you're thinking - how in the world can a kid's grandfather contribute to cutting his goal production? By making a suggestion to his grandson's coach. Though Honeyman scored 39 goals in two years as a striker, first-year coach Bill Snyder listened to the 76-year-old Paton, whom he affectionately calls his "assistant," and switched Honeyman to trailer forward after the first three games this season.
NEWS
November 6, 1990 | Inquirer photographs by Gerald S. Williams
The Langhorne Athletic Association has been helping budding Peles get in league with fun through its 10-week fall soccer program. Each Saturday, children 5 to 13 years old gather at Maple Point High School field in Newtown. Last weekend, the Compu Kids met the Clemens Market team in a showdown of 5- year-olds. But, without scores or team standings, everyone came out a winner.
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August 12, 2004 | By Don Steinberg INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Some local viewers of the Olympic women's soccer match between the United States and Greece yesterday missed the second U.S. goal and other game action because Comcast accidentally inserted numerous blocks of commercials during the contest. The game, shown live on MSNBC as the unofficial start of the 2004 Athens Olympics, supposedly was being presented commercial-free by sponsor Hummer. Instead, ads, including Comcast promotions, came on at regular intervals during the game, as if MSNBC's daytime news programming were running.
NEWS
March 16, 1989 | By Suzanne Gordon, Inquirer Staff Writer
East Whiteland Township supervisors have agreed to spend up to $12,000 to survey a 16-acre tract across from the township building on Route 401 - the possible site for development of several soccer fields. The board voted unanimously Monday night to endorse a request from the Greater Chester Valley Soccer Association to take the first steps toward use of the land, which abuts Route 401 and Mill Road, for recreation. Township engineer Surender Kohli estimated that the various surveys of the property, which includes wetlands and flood plains, would cost about $11,750.
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August 10, 1989 | By Gary Miles, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphia dominated the Pocono region in opening-round play in soccer yesterday at the 1989 Keystone State Games in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area. Philadelphia's scholastic boys' team defeated Pocono, 2-0, and its scholastic girls' team whipped Pocono, 4-1. Its junior scholastic boys posted a 2-1 victory, and its junior scholastic girls registered a 2-0 win. The Philadelphia team is composed exclusively of athletes from the city. The Pocono squad is composed of players from northeast Pennsylvania.
NEWS
August 4, 1991 | By Jeremy Treatman, Special to The Inquirer
Matt Tumolo enjoys people, parties, school and soccer, and not necessarily in that order. And the Strath Haven soon-to-be sophomore is hoping to get in three of those four activities during his highly anticipated trip to the Soviet Union from Aug. 17 to 28. He's part of the Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer Association's Under-14 1/2 State Select Team's voyage to Moscow, where it will play two Soviet squads and two from Italy from Aug. 20 to...
ENTERTAINMENT
March 15, 2002 | By Steven Rea INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
A hearty hybrid of sports pic and prison flick - and a remake of 1974's The Longest Yard - Mean Machine is a likably energetic star vehicle for English sports god Vinnie Jones. The tall, thuggishly handsome athlete-turned-thespian made his screen bow in the London gangster romp Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and followed that with another Guy Ritchie-directed gangland laffer, Snatch. In Mean Machine, Jones - playing a tarnished soccer star who's sent to jail for throwing a game, and then throwing some cops around - has the weight of the film on his (broad)
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November 11, 1996 | By Bill Avington, FOR THE INQUIRER
Sara Lindenmuth scored and Emily Oleksiuk was outstanding in net as Archbishop Wood successfully defended its Catholic League girls' soccer championship with a 1-0 victory over Archbishop Ryan yesterday at La Salle University. Oleksiuk was solid, securing her ninth shutout of the season. Her moment in this title game came late in the second half, with Wood leading. The senior keeper, who had made other big saves in the half, stopped a penalty shot. The Ragdolls had been awarded an indirect kick from 10 yards out. In the scramble to stop the shot, a hand ball was called on the Vikings, resulting in the penalty shot.
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September 8, 1992 | By Don McKee, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER Inquirer correspondent Matt Toll contributed to this article
A teachers' strike in the Cherry Hill school system will force the district's two high schools to postpone Olympic Conference soccer games scheduled for Friday. If the games cannot be rescheduled, the Cherry Hill teams will have to offer forfeits. Cherry Hill West, 7-6-2 last year but a potential Inquirer Top 10 team this fall, is scheduled to open its season at Edgewood (4-11-1) at 3:30 p.m. Friday. Cherry Hill East (12-6-2) is scheduled to open by playing host to Eastern (10-8-1)
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September 17, 2016 | By Kate Harman, STAFF WRITER
Coach Kaitlyn Battiste had been saying it to her Pennsbury girls' soccer team throughout the first half. Assistant coach Kim Voorhees mentioned it, too. At halftime, the officials even got in on the topic of conversation. "There haven't been many shots," one referee said to the other. "You're right," was the reply. "And you can't score if you don't shoot. " For the first 40 minutes Thursday, the Falcons weren't shooting. Possessing? Yes. Passing? Yes. But shooting was another thing entirely as Pennsbury put only two shots on goal at the break.
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September 16, 2016 | By Jack Goodwillie, STAFF WRITER
Emily McNesby provided Springside Chestnut Hill more than enough offense for the host Blue Devils to triumph over St. Hubert. The Blue Devils blanked the Bambies, 5-0, Wednesday in a nonleague girls' soccer game. McNesby scored all five of her team's goals. In other nonleague action, Gigi Guida, Maya Karen, and Teasha McKoy scored second-half goals and visiting Germantown Friends edged the Hill School, 3-2. Anna Pedicone scored twice as host North Penn shut out Strath Haven, 4-0. Pioneer Athletic Conference.
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September 15, 2016 | By E.J. Smith, STAFF WRITER
Francis Kanu recorded a hat trick in Burlington City's 7-1 soccer win against host Medford Tech in a Burlington County League matchup on Tuesday. Ygor Lemes and Jeshua Roiz scored two goals each in the win. In other Burlington County League action, Tiernan Johnson scored the lone goal in Pemberton's 1-0 win against visiting New Egypt. Girls' Soccer Hailey Russell scored four goals in Riverside's 5-0 road win against Pennsauken. Jewelyana Sharples added 14 saves in the Burlington County League contest.
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September 15, 2016 | By E.J. Smith, STAFF WRITER
Kirstyn Kinniry scored the first two goals of her high school career in Nazareth Academy's 5-1 home win over Mount St. Joseph in a Catholic Academies League soccer match. Kinniry added one assist, Kiera McNamee saved 15 shots, and Maddie Joynes chipped in with two goals for the Pandas. Nonleague. Kate Henesey led with one goal and one assist in Landsdale Catholic's 2-0 win against host Pope John Paul II. Boy's Soccer With seven seconds left, West Chester Rustin's Chris McMahon negated the need for overtime in a Ches-Mont League matchup.
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September 14, 2016 | By E.J. Smith, STAFF WRITER
Sean Donnelly netted two goals Monday in Lenape's 5-2 win against visiting Cherry Hill East in Olympic Conference soccer. Billy Bruno, Tyler Huynh and Andrew Lipski chipped in with one goal each for the winners. In other Olympic Conference action, Bobby Fitzgerald and Tim Long scored to give Paul VI a 2-1 home win over Timber Creek. Tri-County Conference. Tim Reiners' two-goal performance carried Gloucester Catholic to a 2-1 road win against Clayton. Matt Smith had two assists.
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September 11, 2016 | By Claudia Vargas, STAFF WRITER
The jerseys have been printed and the players have dusted off their cleats. It's play time. More than 800 amateur soccer players will compete in the city's first International Unity Cup this fall, starting Friday. Thirty-two teams have signed up, composed of immigrants or descendants of each team's country. The idea for the tournament came from Mayor Kenney, who wanted to imitate the World Cup as a way to bring people of all backgrounds and races together in Philadelphia. "This tournament is just one way we are working to make sure newcomers feel that they are a part of the social, cultural, and civic fabric of our city," Kenney said at Friday's kickoff announcement.
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September 10, 2016 | By Kate Harman, STAFF WRITER
Maddie Elwell had her knees up, her feet perched on the passenger seat of her mother's silver Ford Fusion. Her ear buds were in so she didn't have to listen to what her mom, Denise, had on the radio - something "classical or Michael Bublé," Elwell joked. Snow covered the ground of the parking lot in Yardley, where the car idled. It was there that Elwell sat, refusing to get out for her first practice with the Yardley Makefield Soccer club in the winter of 2014. While it may not have been an auspicious beginning for the Wissahickon senior, that parking lot was the start of Elwell's becoming the player her Trojans coach, Shannon Creamer-Franke, always knew she could be. In fact, the coach - "Frankie" as the team affectionately calls her - was the reason Elwell ended up in the snowy lot in the first place.
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September 10, 2016 | Kate Harman, Staff Writer
Last year's record in parentheses. 1. Pennsbury (18-3): Now two years removed from a District 1 Class 3A title, the Falcons were ousted in the quarters last year, an untimely exit the squad no doubt will use as motivation. 2. Pennridge (12-5-2): The Rams underperformed last season but have enough talent in the returning nucleus to make some noise this postseason. 3. Downingtown West (14-5): Seven starters return for the Whippets, a team that finished as the runners up in District 1 Class 3A. 4. Council Rock North (16-6-3)
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September 9, 2016 | By Kate Harman, STAFF WRITER
When Ryan Haney was in seventh grade, he would grab his cleats and two soccer balls and walk from his house to the Archbishop Ryan soccer field. It took roughly 10 minutes for him to get from Knights Road and Chalfont Drive to his destination, a meticulously manicured patch of grass situated behind the school at the top of a hill. Back then, there was no fence surrounding the lines, and the lights hadn't been put up. It wasn't yet named after legendary coach George Todt. Those things would all come later.
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September 9, 2016 | By Chris Melchiorre, STAFF WRITER
The difference between high school soccer and club soccer, according to a man with a lifetime of experience in both, is toughness. "In high school," Delran boys' coach Mike Otto said, "you can have all the skill in the world. But if you don't have that toughness, you just won't last very long. " The physicality of the high school game can be a lot for a freshman to handle. And a starting spot in Otto's program - a program with eight state titles to its record - is generally hard-earned.
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