March 18, 1994 |
There is a board in the locker room at the Flyers' practice facility that carries the Eastern Conference standings, updated every morning with a felt- tip marker. Each day, a number is written below the standings. The player who wears that number is responsible for the next day's update. This requires the player to purchase a newspaper on his way into practice that contains the late scores from the night before. If you know anything about pro athletes, you will understand that this is seen as a major hardship.
January 6, 1992 |
After three straight years of finishing third to Malvern Prep and Monsignor Bonner in the Eastern League's regular season standings, Haverford High coach Andy Rolli hopes this is the year that things will change for the better. But Rolli, admittedly, will have little to do with it. Except for his being behind the bench and giving out orders as he has for each of the last three years, Rolli thinks his players alone can create a successful season. "We'll just have to see how bad the kids want to do it," Rolli said.
April 16, 2005 |
The NCAA decided yesterday to reverse a decision it had made earlier this spring to enforce a little-known rule regarding doubleheaders that would have wiped games and statistics from the records of college baseball teams, primarily of Division II and III schools. The move will affect the standings and statistics of 10 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference baseball teams. The NCAA will allow doubleheaders scheduled against different opponents to count in the overall standings and statistics up until Monday, Chris McKnight, chairman of the NCAA baseball rules committee, said.
April 22, 1997 |
The 4x400-meter relay often is the most exciting event at track meets, but rarely the most dramatic. The event usually showcases four of a team's best runners, pitting each against one of sports' toughest tasks - a full lap of a 400-meter track at a full sprint. It's a distance short enough to require full speed, and long enough for runners to feel the burn. The "mile relay," as it's called, is run last at most meets. Fellow athletes, with their events behind them, and fans, their day of watching about over, have one last chance to stand along the track and cheer.
September 18, 1996 |
D.C. United clinched second place for itself and pushed the New England Revolution to the brink of elimination when it scored a 3-2 victory in a Major League Soccer game last night. D.C. United (15-16), which trailed, 1-0, at halftime, got the win and the runner-up spot in the Eastern Division on a goal in the 89th minute by Raul Diaz Arce, his second of the game. The result left New England (15-16) in last place in the division and needing a win in its final game, Saturday against Columbus, to make the playoffs.
November 1, 1988 |
Haverford School proved to be the best of the lot among Main Line cross- country teams Saturday in the Pennsylvania State Independent Schools championship held at Mercersburg Academy. The Fords placed fifth overall in the team standings with 176 points and received some outstanding individual efforts from several runners. Shady Side Academy of Pittsburgh won the team crown with 71 points. Haverford School's Dan Kelley was the area's top finisher with a time of 16 minutes, 55 seconds for a 13th-place showing.
September 19, 1996 |
The New York/New Jersey MetroStars clinched a spot in the Major League Soccer playoffs with a 1-0 win over the Columbus Crew last night. Antony DeAvila got the goal for the MetroStars, who are third in the MLS Eastern Division standings. TAMPA BAY 2, SAN JOSE 1 SAN JOSE, Calif. - The Mutiny won it on the shootout after Tampa's Roy Lassiter tied the score in the second half with his league-leading 25th goal of the season.
February 24, 2013 |
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Scootie Randall scored 18 points and Temple had its best defensive game of the season in beating Charlotte, 71-51, in an Atlantic Ten Conference game Sunday afternoon. Khalif Wyatt added 12 points and Jake O'Brien 10 for the Owls (19-8, 8-5), who held the 49ers to 27.4 percent shooting (17 of 62) and 1 of 12 on three-pointers en route to their third straight win. The win moved Temple into a tie for sixth in the A-10 standings with Xavier, one game behind third-place Butler and La Salle (both 9-5)
July 7, 1988 |
Kenny Coull sparked Haverford AC with 23 points Tuesday evening to lead his team to an 83-70 victory over Ardmore Tire in Narberth Summer League action. Coull, a senior-to-be at Norristown High, led four players in double figures for the winners. With 82 points in four games, Coull leads his team in scoring with a 20.5 points-per-game average. Ardmore Tire's Darren DeWilde, out of Great Valley High, led the losers with 19 points. In other Tuesday action, Mike Powell's 17 points lifted Mellon Bank to a 53-44 triumph over Boenning & Scattergood.
October 18, 1988 |
Haverford School remained unbeaten in the Inter-Academic League boys' cross-country standings by defeating host Penn Charter, 16-39, on Thursday. Freshman Dan Kelley and seniors Hadley Bagshaw and Craig Ullman tied for first place with winning times of 16:43 over the 3.1-mile Penn Charter course. "We're slowly starting to mature as a team, and I'm pleased with our progress," Fords coach Sandy Mercer said. "We'll need to keep improving if we're to maintain a winning record.