September 7, 1989 |
A glance at Harry S. Truman's starting lineup suggests that the Tigers are loaded with experience. Most positions, including the offensive and defensive lines, are likely to be occupied by seniors. But looks can be deceiving. The lineup might be dominated by upperclassmen, but it also is abundant with inexperience. Center David Naylor and defensive tackle Bob Alfeche, 5 feet, 8 inches and 262 pounds, are three-year starters. Defensive tackle David Crozier started on last season's 3-8 club.
September 11, 2006 |
Johan Santana already has one AL Cy Young Award and appears to be closing in on another. After his latest dazzling effort brought the Minnesota Twins within striking distance of Detroit in the AL Central, teammate Nick Punto thinks Santana deserves consideration for another honor - MVP. The lefthander struck out 11 and allowed only two hits in Minnesota's 12-1 victory over the visiting Tigers yesterday, pitching into the seventh inning and...
September 25, 1990 |
After his four-touchdown passing performance against Monsignor Bonner on Sept. 15, Upper Darby quarterback Bobby McLaughlin had to wonder what he would do for an encore against Marple Newtown in the Central League opener for both teams. It didn't take him long to find out. On the game's third play, McLaughlin hit wide receiver Matt Curran for a 65-yard touchdown pass down the right sideline that began the Royals' first- half aerial show. McLaughlin threw for three touchdowns and ran for another as Upper Darby scored all of its points in the first half to defeat host Marple Newtown, 25-7, on a soggy field Saturday.
February 15, 1990 |
During halftime, Marple Newtown guard Janet Scheuer pointed to a spot on the floor where she wanted teammate Andrea McKeon, listening to Scheuer's instructions, to be positioned to help out underneath in the Tigers' sagging 2-3 zone defense. Sheuer was trying to fine-tune a defense that had controlled Strath Haven, The Inquirer's seventh-ranked team in Southeastern Pennsylvania, for much of the first half, as the Tigers trailed by only a basket at the break. But Strath Haven turned up some defensive pressure of its own in the second half and abruptly turned the tide on Marple, winning the Central League match- up, 66-40, Tuesday.
October 26, 1992 |
For Brian Kingsborough, it would not be natural to run the ball without leaving carcasses littering the field. The Bam-Bam of Ridley's offensive attack likes to deliver the blow to defenders. With cold smoke billowing from his nostrils, the 6-foot, 195-pound senior ran through Marple Newtown for four touchdowns and 105 yards in leading the Green Raiders past the visiting Tigers, 36-6, in a Central League game Friday night. In the process, Kingsborough, the only freshman ever to start for the Raiders in coach Joe McNicholas' 19 years, scored his 50th career touchdown at Ridley (6-1 overall, 6-0 league)
December 14, 1988 |
In a school where boys' basketball is a traditional powerhouse, it may be time for the girls' team to gather some attention. Woodrow Wilson's girls' team will be trying to get Tigers fans' attention this winter with a squad that features three returning starters and some exciting underclassmen. Karan Phillips, a veteran assistant coach, takes over the head coaching reins. Phillips' task is to get her team steered in the right direction against an Olympic Conference National Division field that includes contenders Bishop Eustace Prep, Camden Catholic and an improved Highland team.
April 26, 1993 |
Christine Salerno was in an unaccustomed position. Salerno was a starter for Marple Newtown Friday only because regular Sharon Wise was on a band trip, but the Tigers' fate rested squarely on Salerno's shoulders when she stepped to the plate with two on, two out and Conestoga leading, 1-0, in the seventh inning of a critical Central League showdown. "I definitely was nervous," Salerno said. "I just wanted to hit the ball somewhere. " Salerno hit Kelley King's pitch, but it was not the type of contact that Marple coach John Metka wanted.
November 12, 1990 |
A school usually will have a hard time winning many games when more students show up in band uniforms than in football uniforms. Such is the case with hard-luck Harry S Truman (0-10, 0-8), which hasn't won a game since 1988. Friday night at Neshaminy was no different, as the Tigers fell, 35-2, with only 42 players on the sideline for the Suburban One National Patriot Division game. The Redskins (5-5 overall, 2-5 league) won with a balanced attack: The rushing and passing games each provided 148 yards.
December 7, 1992 |
Broadus Davis doesn't want his Harry S Truman players to become too confident, but he himself is sounding pretty upbeat these days. "We're on the upswing," he said. "From when I took over a team that had won one game (1989-90), we've beaten everybody in our league except Council Rock. That's one of our goals for this year, beating them. " Beating the defending Suburban One National Conference Patriot Division champ is only one goal for Davis' veteran team this season. With four starters returning, the main goals are much higher.
September 23, 1991 |
Marple Newtown took a long ride out to Lancaster County to play Solanco in a nonleague football game Saturday night. The ride home was much, much longer. The host Golden Mules, coming off a championship season, reared back and kicked the Tigers, 46-0. And this was against a Marple team that had come in with a 2-0 record, having allowed just 8 points in those previous two games. "Solanco is a very good team. But we played atrociously," said a terse Jim Smith, the Tigers coach. "We were horrible.