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June 25, 1999 | By C. Kalimah Redd, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Shelyna Hamilton remembers watching Charles Blank in 1980 when he coached the Edgewood girls' basketball team to the state Group 3 title. Hamilton played for Overbrook High then, and this past season, she coached the Paulsboro girls' varsity for the second year. That head-coaching position, though, was considered temporary because she is not certified as a teacher. Hamilton will get to know Blank a lot more over the next year. Two weeks ago, Blank was hired as Paulsboro's coach and Hamilton was named to coach the junior varsity and assist Blank with the varsity.
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October 1, 1992 | By Beth Onufrak, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The coaching situation at Wissahickon has gone full circle. Marianne Paparone was approved as the varsity field hockey coach at a school board meeting Tuesday, athletic director Michael Daher announced. Paparone had coached the Trojans for three seasons and had a third-place Suburban One League American Conference Freedom Division finish last season. Her contract was not renewed by the school board in its summer session, and Cynthia Metz was appointed to the position Aug. 31. Metz resigned five games into the season.
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March 30, 1987 | By Mayer Brandschain, Special to The Inquirer
A crew from Holy Spirit High in Absecon, N.J., scored a varsity eight victory in the second Manny Flick Cup Regatta of the Philadelphia Scholastic Rowing Association on the Schuylkill yesterday. Holy Spirit finished in front of the six boats in a time of 4 minutes, 45.8 seconds against a head wind on a fairly flat 1,500-meter course. St. Joseph's, 1 3/4 lengths back, was timed in 4:52.8. La Salle was third in 4:56.9. Holy Spirit also won the women's varsity eight by five lengths over Harriton in 6:07.
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May 19, 2012 | By Rick O'Brien, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
For a gauge on just how important the Stotesbury Cup Regatta is to the competitors involved, look no further than Mount St. Joseph senior Dana Lerro. She says the excitement surrounding the crew's varsity eight triumph two years ago "surpassed" the once-in-a-lifetime experience she shared with her family in 2005. Lerro's father, Joe, is part owner of Afleet Alex, which after placing third in the Kentucky Derby easily won the final two legs of horse racing's Triple Crown.
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August 30, 2001 | By Ira Josephs INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
After an absence of 34 years, the countdown to kickoff is down to one day for Bishop Shanahan. Wearing their visiting white jerseys with green trim and black pants, the Eagles will joyfully race onto the field tomorrow night at 7 at Reading Central Catholic to kick off a new era. Varsity football is back at Shanahan for the first time since 1967. "I remember in grade school hoping Shanahan would get a football team," senior two-way tackle Sean Stolnis said. "Now it's finally here, and it's the greatest feeling.
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February 20, 1999 | by Ted Silary, Daily News Sports Writer
Khavaughn "KoKo" Shannon came flying down the steps outside the locker room at Cardinal Dougherty High, screaming like crazy. "Smink! Sminky's the Man!" Earlier, in the gym, the kids in the wood-box section of stands known as the "Looney Bin" had been leaning over the railing, slapping their hands in unison against the padding and yelling, "Smink-eee! . . . Smink-eee! . . . Smink-eee!" Wait. Aren't Robert Carter, Greg Mayo, Jon Davenport and Shannon the headliners on Dougherty's squad?
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February 9, 1995 | by Ted Silary, Daily News Sports Writer
Jim Auch is not done with football X's and O's, but the level of play and the amount of commitment are about to change. Auch, 57, retired yesterday after 18 seasons as Episcopal Academy's varsity coach. A math teacher, he intends to remain in the classroom for six to eight more years and maintain his association with football by coaching Episcopal's freshmen or one of its middle school teams. "I can't give it up completely," Auch said. "I've made a commitment to the school to help out. But now, if I want to take a weekend trip somewhere with my wife (Penny)
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June 23, 1991 | By Bill Doherty, Special to The Inquirer
Doug Randolph, a former Media High standout, will have a homecoming of sorts next winter. Randolph, 45, has been named head basketball coach at Penncrest High, replacing Jim Wilson, who resigned for personal reasons last spring. "I'm really looking to the challenge," Randolph said. "It will be nice to return to my old home and see if I can put together a winning team. " Randolph enjoyed quite an athletic career at Media High before moving on to Delaware State, where he lettered in football, baseball and basketball.
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May 3, 1993 | By Joe Fite, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
La Salle coach Joe Parisi used to schedule a baseball game the day after the school's senior prom, just to give his underclassmen and junior varsity players some playing time. But this year, the seniors pulled a fast one on the coach. With a game scheduled Saturday against West Catholic, Parisi was forced to go with his younger players because his seniors were resting up from a prom - Gwynedd-Mercy's. Using a team of underclassmen and junior varsity players, the Explorers lost to West, 5-2, in a nonleague game.
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March 21, 1988 | By Mayer Brandschain, Special to The Inquirer
The Holy Spirit (N.J.) High School crew won the varsity eight-oared feature in the first of the Manny Flick Cup series of regattas of the Philadelphia Scholastic Rowing Association yesterday on the Schuylkill. Holy Spirit, stroked by Chris Pedicone, led all the way and outraced La Salle's crew by 1 3/4 lengths. Holy Spirit sped over the 1,500-meter course against a headwind and cross winds in cold weather in 4 minutes, 50.8 seconds. La Salle was timed in 4:57.7, followed by North Catholic in 5:04.
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May 11, 2015 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Columnist
Joe Horn's father remembers the first time Joe brought up the subject of high school. The son, in eighth grade, had gone to Brian Horn and said: "I'm going to Roman. " The kid announced it as if it was a done deal. The Horns live in Ridley Park, not exactly around the corner from Broad and Vine. "Roman Catholic?" Brian Horn remembers saying back. "In Philly? . . . In Center City?" That's how Joe Horn began taking the SEPTA train every morning from Delaware County with the commuters.
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May 8, 2015 | By Chris Melchiorre, For The Inquirer
When you're starting a lacrosse program, progress isn't always measured in milestones. With wins hard to come by, coach Ed McLaughlin looks for moments, even movements, that show that his Haddon Township boys' lacrosse team - in its first varsity season - is headed in the right direction. "We had a sequence in a game last week where the goalie makes a save. He makes a pass to a defenseman. The defenseman hits a middie breaking. He hits another middie breaking - then to an attackman who hits another attackman, and we score," McLaughlin said.
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April 23, 2015 | By Mark Whited, Inquirer Staff Writer
Gabrielle Gentile stepped into the circle for the first time in her varsity career Tuesday. The Haverford High sophomore did not disappoint. She pitched a perfect game, striking out nine to shut down visiting Lower Merion, 13-0, in a Central League softball game. Janelle Corliss was 1 for 3 with two runs. In other Central League action: Amira Solomon hit a walk-off single to give Harriton a 4-3 win over Garnet Valley at home. Rylee Power scored on a wild pitch to give Marple Newtown a 9-8 win over visiting Ridley.
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February 8, 2015 | By E.J. Smith, Inquirer Staff Writer
Thanks to his older brother, Mike McLaren may never grow a mustache. Much to his babysitter's dismay in the early 2000s, the youngest of three future La Salle wrestlers tussled over a plastic sword with his middle brother, Matt. The dispute ended with an emergency room trip and six stitches to Mike's upper lip. The oldest brother Andrew McLaren, an 18-year-old senior, remembers the incident as vividly as he remembers the family's unfinished basement with a mat, where the boys spent hours wrestling each other under their parent's supervision.
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December 6, 2014 | By Lou Rabito, Inquirer Staff Writer
Last week, it was the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade in New York. Thursday, it was the national Christmas tree lighting in Washington. The next stop for Mo'ne Davis, Little League baseball star and University of Connecticut women's basketball wannabe, might be a high school gymnasium near you. Davis has made the varsity girls' basketball team - the high school squad - as an eighth grader at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy. "Mo'ne is way too good for middle-school basketball," said Tina O'Malley, girls' athletic director at Springside Chestnut Hill.
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August 30, 2014 | By Lou Rabito, Inquirer Columnist
His size, 6-foot-6 and 275 pounds, screams offensive lineman. But don't be fooled by that. Roman Catholic's Manny Taylor was an underdog when he attended the Big Man Academy camp at Rutgers a couple of months ago. Many of the participants had accounts on the recruiting website hudl.com. Taylor had none. Many had videos touting the greatest hits and blocks from their varsity games. Taylor had no video, because he had yet to play a varsity game. "Yeah, it's weird," the senior said of attending the camp and four days later accepting a scholarship offer from Rutgers after having played zero snaps of varsity football.
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June 4, 2014 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
Alec Craig wanted the baseball to come his way. The St. Joseph senior was playing shortstop in the bottom of the seventh inning Friday as one of the greatest rallies in the history of South Jersey tournament baseball was about to become nothing more than a footnote. St. Joseph had battled back from an 8-0 deficit after five innings and an 8-2 deficit after six innings. Incredibly, the Wildcats had scored seven runs in the top of the seventh to take a 9-8 lead over St. Rose in the South B semifinals.
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April 6, 2014 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
When Father Judge's junior-laden baseball team dropped three games out of the gate, Mike Taffe couldn't help but fear the worst. "We don't have a lot of varsity experience, and that was pretty obvious early on," the senior rightfielder said. "You worry about it being a real down year. " On a gloomy and drizzly Friday afternoon, Taffe and the Crusaders finally saw a ray of light. Totaling 10 hits, the hosts downed Cardinal O'Hara, 11-5, in a Catholic League Red Division matchup at Krajewski Family Field.
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March 12, 2014 | BY AARON CARTER, Daily News Staff Writer cartera@phillynews.com
WHEN YOU'RE in high school, few walks are longer than the one that ends at a varsity/junior varsity cut list. However, as a sophomore at Delaware Valley Charter last season, DaShon Giddings strolled with a confident bop as he walked to learn his fate with teammates who already had earned varsity nods as freshmen. At yesterday's practice at the Simons Community Recreation Center, Giddings, now a junior standout for the Warriors, was a little fuzzy on where the list was posted ("maybe on the gym door at the school")
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February 2, 2014 | BY AARON CARTER, Daily News Staff Writer cartera@phillynews.com
A JUNIOR VARSITY basketball squad is used to playing appetizer to the varsity squad's main course. But, how often does the JV set the tone and provide a valuable teaching point for the headliners? Last night at La Salle High, the crowd was at overflow proportions during the undercard in anticipation of the St. Joseph's Prep-La Salle varsity matchup. Despite arriving late because of bus issues, the junior-varsity Hawks combatted the atmosphere with a 23-5 start en route to victory, and their varsity mates followed suit.
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