September 19, 1990 |
Woodbury, one of the oldest names in South Jersey football, has become one of the most glamorous. The current era of Woodbury football matches - or exceeds - the fabled Jim Combs era of the late 1950s and early '60s. In a school that goes back to the dawn of football in South Jersey, there have been two near-pristine eras: the Combs era, which ended in 1963, and the Larry Ginsburg era, which ended last month. As the 1990 season dawns, rookie head coach Jim Boyd is fitting effortlessly into the aura of invincibility surrounding Woodbury's 23-game winning streak, one that is only eight games short of the all-time area record.
April 19, 1993 |
Haverford High coach Paul Bogosian recalls with delight the manner in which the Fords last won the Central League baseball title, in 1989. He remembers getting off to a 10-0 start, then finishing on top of the other nine teams with a final 15-3 mark. But this season, Bogosian does not know whether to be delighted or slightly cautious. With a pair of league wins last week, the Fords improved to 5-0, and there are traces of that 1989 season. But there are also traces of seasons in between, when winning streaks in the league would come and ultimately go. Or like last season, when the streak would be untimely.
January 25, 2014 |
OLEAN, N.Y. - La Salle saw its five-game winning streak come to an end Wednesday night with a 66-51 loss to St. Bonaventure at the Reilly Center. Treacherous winter weather prevented the team from arriving in Olean until 2 a.m. Wednesday. The game didn't go any smoother for La Salle (11-7, 3-1 Atlantic Ten). The second half was especially challenging for the Explorers. First, the Bonnies (12-7, 2-3) started to pull away. And once La Salle fell behind, it couldn't score to come back.
January 19, 1988 |
When it was all over, Episcopal Academy coach Dan Dougherty looked like his players: tired and disappointed. The Penn Charter Quakers put an end to the Churchmen's marvelous 33-game winning streak Friday night at Penn Charter with a 60-57 win. It was Dougherty's longest winning streak in his three decades as a coach and the longest winning streak in the history of Episcopal basketball. "If you stay in this racket long enough," Dougherty said, "you know that streaks are always going to come to an end. We tried our best, we played a good game.
December 19, 1989 |
The Hill School recently put a chink in the armor of the near-indomitable Haverford School squash team, winning 4-3 to break the Fords' streak of 83 consecutive victories against high school teams. "That streak went a full six years," said George Haines, Fords coach from 1977 until last winter. "Eighty-three matches in a row in anything is hard to do. " Bill Strong, who took over the coaching duties this season, found something positive about the end of the streak, which did not include matches against college teams.
October 6, 2013 |
The La Salle women's soccer squad extended its 19-game Atlantic Ten win streak after it won in double overtime, 1-0, over Fordham at home on Friday. The streak dates back to Oct. 19, 2010, and spans more than two seasons. Senior midfielder Renee Washington (Pennington Prep) netted her sixth goal of the season to win the game, increasing her career total to 37. She is three goals shy of La Salle's all-time record set by Amy Schneider (1999-02). The Explorers, 8-2-1, are ranked No. 1 in the regional rankings.
March 14, 1994 |
Bristol's first-round PIAA Class AA playoff game on Saturday pitted a team on a hot streak against one with the state's longest winning streak. Fittingly, the game was played in spurts, with Bristol and defending state champion Carbondale alternating offensive hot streaks. But Carbondale, which maintained a slight edge throughout the game, held on for a 68-57 victory and pushed its PIAA Class AA-record winning streak to 56 games, dating back to last season. "We were right with them the whole game," said Bristol senior forward Jason Eddings.
June 8, 1989 |
John Peters knows about winning streaks. He coached the Cardinal O'Hara girls' tennis team to 95 straight Catholic League wins from 1971 to 1980 and coached against an Archbishop Ryan boys' tennis team that lugged a 47-match winning streak into the Catholic League final last Thursday. Peters made sure his O'Hara players knew about winning streaks - and the pressures that accompany them - before the Lions battled the Raiders for the league title at Temple University. "I harped on it at practice," Peters said.
December 25, 1986 |
A successful road trip might have been just what North Catholic needed to get its engines revving again. "Now that we've taken one step, we're going to keep taking one step at a time - and go as far as we can," coach Joe Rapczynski said after the Falcons (3-3) broke a three-game losing streak by defeating Archbishop Curley, 62-55, in a nonleague game Sunday in Baltimore. It was no easy task to play an unknown team such as Curley so far away from home, Rapczynski said. But the Falcons comfortably hurdled each of those obstacles to post a morale-boosting victory.