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December 13, 2013 | By Chris Melchiorre, For The Inquirer
He scored goals as picturesque and technically difficult as you will see at any level. His assists could have been accompanied by smoke and mirrors. But as eye-popping as those skills are, they're not what Washington Township coach Shane Snyder thinks of first when he thinks of Lou Vilotti. "The way he sees the game is off the charts," Snyder said of Vilotti, this year's Inquirer player of the year in South Jersey boys' soccer. "He's the kind of kid who, when you go into halftime, you go to him and ask him what he sees: Where are we finding space?
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January 23, 2010 | By Pat Leonard FOR THE INQUIRER
Five of them come from Connecticut, Maryland, New York, and New Jersey. And six others are in The Inquirer's Southeastern Pennsylvania boys' basketball top 10. They are the 22 teams playing in this weekend's 11th annual Kobe Bryant/Philly.com/Rally Classic, and the competition in the two-day, 11-game tournament is expected to be lively. "It's great to get other states involved, teams that you might not know too much about," said coach Paul Romanczuk, whose Archbishop Carroll Patriots, ranked No. 6 in the top 10, host Malvern Prep tonight at 7 p.m. "We're very familiar with Malvern, so it's almost a neighborhood rivalry," Romanczuk said.
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January 5, 1999 | By Marc Narducci, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
The pairings for the Atlantic City Battle by the Bay were released yesterday, and once again, they will include many of the top boys' basketball teams from South Jersey and beyond. The two-day event will take place Feb. 6 and 7 at Atlantic City High. On Feb. 6, Holy Spirit will face Chester (Pa.) at noon, followed by a 2 p.m. game between Bishop Loughlin (Brooklyn, N.Y.) and Harrisburg (Pa.). Spirit is 3-1, having lost only a 67-66 decision to Atlantic City, and Chester is 5-1 and again one of the top teams in the Philadelphia suburbs.
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December 8, 2012 | The Inquirer Staff
Ja'Quan Newton made an early stake to his claim as the city's top boys' basketball player as Neumann-Goretti topped host Lower Merion, 70-64, Friday night in a nonleague game. The junior guard scored a team-high 21 points, including 11 in the fourth quarter. He shot 7 for 13 from the field, grabbed six rebounds, and dished out three assists. John Davis, a senior bound for Towson, chipped in with 20 points and 10 rebounds. He shot 6 for 12 from the field. The Saints outscored Lower Merion, 18-13, in the third quarter to help build a six-point advantage heading into the fourth quarter.
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October 13, 2012 | The Inquirer Staff
The Schalick boys' cross-country team grabbed the first five places and captured the 5-kilometer Cumberland Cross Country Classic on Friday at Cumberland. Woodstown won the girls' race. Sam Mercoli was the top boys' finisher, winning in 16 minutes, 48 seconds. Gloucester's Kathy Valez topped the girls' field in 20:54. The results BOYS Individuals: 1, Sam Mercoli, Schalick 16:48. 2, Matt Pennoch, Schalick, 15:15. 3, Cosmo Pirozzi, Schalick, 17:25. 4, Sam Steiner, Schalick, 17:26.
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October 20, 2014 | By Matt Hoffman, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Cardinal O'Hara girls' cross-country team easily won the Catholic League championship Saturday on the 3.1-mile course at Belmont Plateau, the 16th title for O'Hara since 1986. The Lions' Elizabeth Mancini won in 19 minutes, 35 seconds, followed by teammates Sara Hayes (19:41) and Olivia Arizin (19:51). Seven of the top 10 finishers hailed from O'Hara, which scored 15 points. For the boys, brothers Kevin and Ryan James finished first and second in 16:22 and 16:30, respectively, and Rob Morro completed a top-three sweep for O'Hara in 16:41.
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October 5, 2013 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Ryan Biresch needed just one touch to give Pennridge the overtime goal it needed to turn back visiting Quakertown, 1-0, Thursday night in a Suburban One Continental boys' soccer game. Biresch, a junior, received the pass from senior captain Justin Csaszar with just two minutes left in the extra period. The left back one-timed a shot with his right foot from the top of the 18-yard box. In other Suburban One action: Matt Weigner recorded three saves for his fifth shutout, and Central Bucks South used three goal scorers to ease past host North Penn, 3-0. Danny Busichio, Andrew Denno, and Danny Remick scored once each.
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March 28, 2014 | By Nick Carroll, Inquirer Staff Writer
Ja'Quan Newton and Alex Louin took home honors as the area's top boys' and girls' basketball players Wednesday night at the Markward Awards dinner at Canstatter's in Northeast Philadelphia. Newton, a Neumann-Goretti guard and Miami signee, also was named Catholic League boys' player of the year. Newton averaged 21.6 points en route to winning his third state championship in Class AAA. He also broke Jeff Jones' Catholic League scoring record and finished his career with 1,972 points.
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February 12, 1996 | By Frank Bertucci, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Chester is the lone defending district boys' champion to receive a No. 1 seeding for the District 1 basketball playoffs. The Clippers (20-1), upset in the state Class AAAA second round last year after winning the state title in 1994, were awarded the top spot at yesterday's seeding meeting at Plymouth-Whitemarsh. They are scheduled to open play this weekend at home against the winner of Wednesday's game between Central Bucks East and Pennridge. In the girls' tournament, defending AAAA district champion Coatesville and AA district and state champion Merion Mercy dropped in the seedings, which were decided by representatives from each league in District 1. Coatesville (15-6)
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December 26, 1989 | By Frank Bertucci, Special to The Inquirer
The holiday sports schedule traditionally is filled with special events, basketball tournaments taking most of the headlines. But at Coatesville, you can have a doubleheader. While the boys' basketball team is hosting its tournament, the swim teams will host the annual Coatesville Relay Carnival on Thursday morning. The boys' and girls' teams from District 1 power West Chester Henderson, Interboro, Perkiomen Valley and Lancaster McCaskey will join the hosts. "Mike Randler started it while he was head coach, and we're continuing with it," said Ken McCormick, in his second year as Coatesville boys' coach.
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October 20, 2014 | By Matt Hoffman, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Cardinal O'Hara girls' cross-country team easily won the Catholic League championship Saturday on the 3.1-mile course at Belmont Plateau, the 16th title for O'Hara since 1986. The Lions' Elizabeth Mancini won in 19 minutes, 35 seconds, followed by teammates Sara Hayes (19:41) and Olivia Arizin (19:51). Seven of the top 10 finishers hailed from O'Hara, which scored 15 points. For the boys, brothers Kevin and Ryan James finished first and second in 16:22 and 16:30, respectively, and Rob Morro completed a top-three sweep for O'Hara in 16:41.
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June 12, 2014 | By Nick Carroll, Inquirer Staff Writer
Curtis Thompson's two Meet of Champions javelin medals hang next to each other in his room. The Florence senior earned his first last year when he finished fourth. This year, Thompson took home a first-place medal after setting a state record of 224 feet, 10 inches at the Meet of Champs. When he looks at the two medals, he just thinks "progress. " Thompson, The Inquirer's 2014 South Jersey boys' track and field athlete of the year, had the longest throw in the country for the second straight year, but this year's accomplishment was different.
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March 28, 2014 | By Nick Carroll, Inquirer Staff Writer
Ja'Quan Newton and Alex Louin took home honors as the area's top boys' and girls' basketball players Wednesday night at the Markward Awards dinner at Canstatter's in Northeast Philadelphia. Newton, a Neumann-Goretti guard and Miami signee, also was named Catholic League boys' player of the year. Newton averaged 21.6 points en route to winning his third state championship in Class AAA. He also broke Jeff Jones' Catholic League scoring record and finished his career with 1,972 points.
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December 13, 2013 | By Chris Melchiorre, For The Inquirer
He scored goals as picturesque and technically difficult as you will see at any level. His assists could have been accompanied by smoke and mirrors. But as eye-popping as those skills are, they're not what Washington Township coach Shane Snyder thinks of first when he thinks of Lou Vilotti. "The way he sees the game is off the charts," Snyder said of Vilotti, this year's Inquirer player of the year in South Jersey boys' soccer. "He's the kind of kid who, when you go into halftime, you go to him and ask him what he sees: Where are we finding space?
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October 5, 2013 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Ryan Biresch needed just one touch to give Pennridge the overtime goal it needed to turn back visiting Quakertown, 1-0, Thursday night in a Suburban One Continental boys' soccer game. Biresch, a junior, received the pass from senior captain Justin Csaszar with just two minutes left in the extra period. The left back one-timed a shot with his right foot from the top of the 18-yard box. In other Suburban One action: Matt Weigner recorded three saves for his fifth shutout, and Central Bucks South used three goal scorers to ease past host North Penn, 3-0. Danny Busichio, Andrew Denno, and Danny Remick scored once each.
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June 15, 2013 | By Nick Carroll, Inquirer Staff Writer
Haddon Heights track star Dominique Irons searches through his black Nissan Maxima to show off his medals. About eight hang from the rearview mirror. More rest inside the beige center console, some even unopened, because Irons does not want to break the mirror. The muscular, 5-foot-8 senior struggles not to drop any medals while explaining the origin of each. He also lines his living room and bedroom door with awards he accumulated throughout high school. Just before searching through his car, Irons, The Inquirer's South Jersey boys' track athlete of the year, recalled when he did not even want to participate in his most successful event.
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March 31, 2013
The Inquirer TOP 10     BOYS' BASKETBALL         Team                Rec. Final, 2012-13. 1. Lower Merion         30-3 2. Imhotep Charter    28-5 3. Chester                 28-4 4. Neumann-Goretti   23-6 5. Vaux                     24-8 6. St. Joseph's Prep    24-6 7. Math, Civics & Sci.  26-3 8. Germantown Acad   23-6...
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December 8, 2012 | The Inquirer Staff
Ja'Quan Newton made an early stake to his claim as the city's top boys' basketball player as Neumann-Goretti topped host Lower Merion, 70-64, Friday night in a nonleague game. The junior guard scored a team-high 21 points, including 11 in the fourth quarter. He shot 7 for 13 from the field, grabbed six rebounds, and dished out three assists. John Davis, a senior bound for Towson, chipped in with 20 points and 10 rebounds. He shot 6 for 12 from the field. The Saints outscored Lower Merion, 18-13, in the third quarter to help build a six-point advantage heading into the fourth quarter.
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December 7, 2012
The Inquirer TOP 10   BOYS' SOCCER Team   Rec. Final, 2012. 1. Washington Township   18-4-3 2. Moorestown   19-5-1 3. Absegami   19-3-1 4. Cherry Hill East   14-7-2 5. Timber Creek   17-4-1 6. Haddon Heights   19-3-3 7. Cherokee   11-7-4 8. Kingsway   19-5 9. West Deptford   13-6-4 10. Eastern   13-7-2 - Chris Melchiorre
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