September 4, 1986 |
Most coaches try to forget 1-10 seasons. Dwell on them long enough and you end up calling quarterback sneaks at the dinner table. Better to keep your sanity than to remember the 1,001 mistakes that turned the season into a nightmare. But Marple Newtown coach Bob Kenig doesn't want to forget last year's 1-10 debacle. He doesn't want his assistant coaches to forget, he doesn't want his players to forget and, most of all, he wants other teams to know the Tigers are taking that 1-10 season personally.
May 6, 1997 |
He was pitching against Detroit, but Roger Clemens was a tiger on the mound for the Toronto Blue Jays. Clemens pitched a five-hitter and improved to 5-0 as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the visiting Tigers, 3-1, last night. Clemens struck out 10 and didn't walk a batter for his second complete game of the season. In his previous start against Detroit on Sept. 18, 1996, Clemens struck out a major league-record 20 batters. "He wasn't as good as we saw him in Detroit last season, but he was pretty close," Tigers manager Buddy Bell said.
October 19, 1992 |
Life is not easy when you are a member of an 0-7 football team. But the Harry S Truman players do not think of themselves as an 0-7 team, and that in itself may be a victory. "We're 0-7 and that hurts bad," Truman senior tailback Jeremy Romer said. "But we shouldn't be 0-7 because we have a lot of talent. I just have faith in the team. I know we're going to win. I just have got to keep busting my butt. It's pride now, that's all. " The Tigers fell to 0-7 with a 27-6 loss at home Saturday to Suburban One American Liberty Division rival Methacton.
March 21, 1992 |
It was the final minute of the first-round NCAA Tournament game, Syracuse in white, Princeton in black. It was time for the Tigers, first-round terrors that they are, to push the Orangemen to the wall, to make a few hearts stop. During those final seconds, though, oh-so-deliberate Princeton threw the ball wildly at the basket, eight different times, no looks, no passes, no time left for patience and set shots. Finally, seemingly frustrated by the wild scrambling around him, Syracuse's Conrad McRae reached over and batted the ball free, loped down the court and jammed it through the net. That is the way it would be for the Tigers last night at the Centrum, where they fell, 51-43, to the 21st-ranked Orangemen, racking up their fourth straight first-round defeat.
May 3, 1993 |
Haverford High junior Carey Sebastian and the several hundred fans that had gathered around Marple Newtown's lacrosse field were checking their pulse rates. It was no wonder. Haverford had just held on to defeat one of its Central League arch-rivals, Marple Newtown, 8-7, in a rollercoaster ride of a game Tuesday. This game wasn't just any rollercoater - it was Space Mountain. And Sebastian was in the front seat. Or in this case, the lacrosse equivalent - the goal cage. With Sebastian's team clinging to its 8-7 lead and less than a minute left, Marple Newtown's Heather King was given a free position.
October 13, 1987 |
In what had to be its toughest test, Conestoga squared off with Marple Newtown on Tuesday in a golf match played at the White Manor Country Club. The Pioneers were taken to the limit, but, in the end, were able to take a 229-234 Central League victory. "The course played just beautifully," said Conestoga coach Ed Bialous. "We had a little trouble with the fast greens, but were able to adjust fairly well. " Dave Palmer and Chris Quinn led the Pioneers (7-2 overall, 4-0 league)
December 22, 1988 |
Frank Ridpath couldn't believe his eyes. The Penn Wood coach probably felt like he was looking in a mirror. There were his Patriots, face-to-face with Harry S. Truman High in the Tigers' gym in Levittown. And the hosts were running up and down the court in fine fastbreak style. "They tried to run on us," Ridpath said, after his team thoroughly dismantled Truman, 109-69, in a nonleague contest Monday night. "They probably like to run more than we do. But I think the difference was that we outshot them and played better defense.
November 18, 2004 |
Free agent Troy Percival and Detroit agreed yesterday on a $12 million, 2-year contract, giving the Tigers two closers for their bullpen. Percival, 35, was 2-3 with a 2.90 ERA and 33 saves last season with the Anaheim Angels, who made no attempt to re-sign him. The righthander was fourth in the AL in saves, reaching 30 for the seventh consecutive season, the longest streak by an active pitcher. On Nov. 5, Detroit exercised a $4 million option on Ugueth Urbina, who was 4-6 with a 4.50 ERA and 21 saves in his first season with Detroit.
January 22, 1987 |
The Haverford School Fords know two ways to win basketball games. They either win at the buzzer or they blow their opponents away. Tuesday afternoon at Germantown Friends, they used the latter method. They defeated Germantown Friends 68-39 to move their season record to 9-4. They are 0-1 in the Inter-Ac League. At halftime, it didn't look like a blowout. Bernie Driscoll's Fords were up by a mere 3, 22-19. But in the third quarter Driscoll imposed his team's deadly full-court press on Germantown, "and then they began to unravel," said Driscoll.
March 12, 2005 |
Alfred Johnson would rather his team had not been victimized by a University of Sciences buzzer-beater in the first round of the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference tournament, thus killing Holy Family's hopes for an NCAA Division II tournament berth. But at this stage of his program's development, Johnson believes today's Eastern College Athletic Conference tournament game with Caldwell in Bridgeport, Conn., is a good consolation prize. "Any postseason play right now is a plus," the Tigers' coach said.