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July 28, 2011 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - The Minnesota Vikings have acquired quarterback Donovan McNabb from the Washington Redskins in exchange for a sixth-round draft pick. Two people with knowledge of the transaction confirmed the deal to the Associated Press last night. They requested anonymity because the longtime Eagle has yet to officially sign his restructured contract. McNabb had to agree to restructure the 5-year, $78 million deal he signed with the Redskins because the Vikings don't have enough cap room to fit him in with the way the deal is structured.
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February 28, 2014 | By Ellen Gray
* VIKINGS. 10 tonight, History Channel. * THE RED ROAD. 9 tonight, Sundance TV.   IF WE'VE learned anything in the past few TV seasons, it's that there's a sizable audience that can't get enough of scruffy, violent men and the women who love them (and sometimes fight by their sides). We've seen it with the FX hit "Sons of Anarchy," and we're seeing it again with the History Channel's "Vikings" (which resembles "Sons" far more than it does HBO's "Game of Thrones," to which it's sometimes been compared, generally not favorably)
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December 11, 1986 | By Tim Panaccio, Inquirer Staff Writer
Bill Sheppard, the Northeast coach, said it was going to be a trying season - a season in which the losses might outnumber the victories. The second defeat of the young season came Tuesday when the Vikings lost a cliffhanger at Edison, 68-64. Kyle Carter, the Vikings' senior forward, led all scorers with 26 points, and senior Ken Einhorn chipped in with 16. Northeast had trailed by as much as 18 points in both halves. "We came back and got close in the fourth quarter," Sheppard said.
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December 17, 2013 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Columnist
MINNEAPOLIS - Long before logging, mining and Target department stores fueled the economy of the Gopher State, bush rangers settled along the region's rivers and set their double long springs to snare furry rodents with pronounced incisors. Yesterday, the Eagles were the beavers, and they got trapped. After a Snow Bowl win over the Lions and facing a key game against the stout Bears the following week, the Birds played flat and undisciplined in a 48-30 loss to an undermanned Vikings team.
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September 24, 2012 | Associated Press
MINNEAPOLIS - Christian Ponder didn't flinch, even against that swarming San Francisco defense. Minnesota's quarterback has come a long way from his rough rookie season. Ponder threw two touchdown passes to tight end Kyle Rudolph and ran for another score to help the Vikings hand the 49ers their first defeat, 24-13, on Sunday. After a dominant start to their NFC North tour by decisively beating playoff teams Green Bay and Detroit, the 49ers (2-1) were beaten in every way by the team least likely to do so. The Vikings (2-1)
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September 21, 2011 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
Eastern football is on the 1-yard line. Darius Merriweather could sense it in the summer. He could feel it during the first two games. He looks at the Vikings and doesn't see just another 0-2 team. He sees a 0-2 team on the brink of a good season. "We're not the same team as last year," said Merriweather, the Vikings' senior wide receiver and strong safety. "I think we're ready to show South Jersey just what kind of team we can be. " Eastern is one of the hard-luck teams of the early season.
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March 12, 2012 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Columnist
PISCATAWAY, N.J. - As much as Gene Allen loves Martel Johnson's company, the Atlantic City coach hates when his point guard is sitting next to him on the bench. He wants his floor general on the floor. He wants his captain to direct the Vikings' offense, ignite their defense and steady the ship through the turbulent waters of the state tournament. The ship was sinking on Sunday. And Johnson was anchored on the Atlantic City sideline with two fouls. "It was tough [to keep Johnson on the bench]
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September 7, 2012 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
For North Penn, next in line on murderers' row is defending PIAA Class AAA state champion Archbishop Wood. The Knights, ranked No. 4 in Southeastern Pennsylvania by The Inquirer, are coming off a 20-7 loss to top-ranked La Salle. They will face No. 3 Wood at 7 p.m. Saturday at William Tennent. No. 9 St. Joseph's Prep awaits in Week 3. The Vikings, who come in with a 15-game win streak, are looking to build on an opening 44-7 romp over Bensalem. Here is a closer look at the North Penn-Wood showdown.
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October 27, 2012 | Associated Press
MINNEAPOLIS - Rookie Doug Martin racked up 214 total yards and two touchdowns, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers blew out Minnesota, 36-17, on Thursday night to hand the Vikings their first home loss of the season. Martin took a screen pass 64 yards for a score, one of three touchdowns thrown by Josh Freeman, to give Tampa Bay (3-4) a 27-10 lead 1 minute, 21 seconds into the second half. Adrian Peterson had a season-long 64-yard run for a score that brought the Vikings to 30-17. Buccaneers 36, Vikings 17 Tampa Bay 10 10 10 6 – 36 Minnesota 0 10 7 0 – 17 First quarter TB–FG Barth 28, 9:48.
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September 9, 2011 | By Don Beideman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Last season, the Archbishop Wood girls' soccer team captured its second straight Catholic League title, then went all the way to the PIAA Class AAA final before losing to Peters Township, 1-0. The Vikings finished 23-2. Coach Bill Cappo said it would be nice to put together another string like that, but first, there's the matter of winning a third straight league title. That has never been done in the history of the league. "It's tough to win two in a row, let alone three.
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January 31, 2016 | By Aaron Carter, Staff Writer
The recipe for success for the Archbishop Wood basketball team isn't complicated. Getting the ingredients to coalesce, however, has been a challenge at times. The Vikings had no such worries Friday night against La Salle in a 73-63 victory in front of a raucous home crowd. The win was the third straight for Wood (10-7, 4-5), which had lost four straight games in Catholic League play before its recent streak. The biggest difference: playing team basketball. "I think they realized that if they trust each other, trust in the system and play together, they're hard to beat," said coach John Mosco.
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January 10, 2016 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
Mackenzie Gardler says her mother, Katie, doesn't like it when the sophomore guard is at the foul line. Much like being the parent of a goalkeeper, a pitcher or any other position where the onus of the attention is all on one person, watching a loved one shoot free throws can be nerve-racking. Cover your eyes, butterflies in your stomach, clench your jaw. Nerve-racking. Add a close contest for Gardler's Cardinal O'Hara girls' basketball team against league rival Archbishop Wood and an intense atmosphere, and it's safe to say that for the first three quarters Friday night, Katie Gardler was feeling it from her spot in the bleachers.
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December 17, 2015 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
   Last year, Morgan Lenahan sat in the corner of the gym at Archbishop Wood and took it all in. The crowd. The noise. The pace of the game. The intensity of the rivalry between the Vikings and Neumann-Goretti. Back then, Lenahan was a standout guard for Haddon Township in New Jersey. But she was also an AAU teammate of the Saints' A.J. Timbers, who is now at Towson. Lenahan knew the importance of the game, so she made sure she didn't miss it. She didn't miss Tuesday's battle, either.
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November 28, 2015 | By Aaron Carter, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jaquan Amos certainly earned the Thanksgiving feast that awaited him at his home in Germantown after the Northeast junior helped the host Vikings conquer rival Central, 48-20. Amos, a 6-foot, 170-pound running back and defensive back, rushed for 201 yards and three touchdowns and added two interceptions. "He's the best player on our team, flat-out," head coach Phil Gormley said. "If there's a better defensive back anywhere in the Public League, and I've seen most in the Catholic League, I haven't seen one. The kid can just flat-out play.
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November 22, 2015 | By Aaron Carter, Inquirer Staff Writer
Archbishop Wood won its eighth consecutive Catholic League Class AAA title with a 35-7 victory against Archbishop Ryan on Friday night at William Tennent. The Vikings defense, led by senior linebacker Ryan Barrett, was the early key to victory. Barrett sacked Ryan quarterback Matt Romano three times by the eight-minute mark of the second quarter. "Last game, I didn't play too well against [Ryan]," said Barrett, 5-foot-11, 185-pounder. "Coaches went nuts, saying I had to play my best game and be a leader, and that's what I did. " Raheem "Speedy" Blackshear and the Wood offense weren't far behind.
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November 8, 2015 | By Aaron Carter, Inquirer Staff Writer
Amir Paulk's voice was low and his face was tight during an interview after the Northeast junior led the host Vikings to a 40-18 Public League Class AAAA quarterfinal win against Bartram on Friday. Head coach Phil Gormley, walking behind Paulk and heading off the field, delivered his support. "I want to thank my offensive line," Gormley prompted. "Oh, yeah," Paulk said, springing to life, "I want to thank my offensive line!" This might be his first season of high school football, but the 5-foot-7, 160-pound running back had no reason to be nervous.
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November 6, 2015 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
Growing up in Monrovia, Liberia, Phedel Saye played soccer in the streets of his country's capital. His parents, Wilfred and Helena, encouraged him to play as often as he could, so much so that the forward joked that they "forced him" outside sometimes. When he was 12 years old, Saye and his family left Liberia. But before that, for seven years, he learned how to play the game in much different conditions than those of a grassy yard. After he moved to Philadelphia, he took his talents to Northeast.
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October 27, 2015 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
If Perkiomen Valley and Spring-Ford avoid upset losses next weekend, the teams will square off for top Pioneer Athletic Conference honors - and a higher seed in the PIAA District 1 Class AAAA playoffs - Nov. 6 in Royersford. That said, is there a chance the Vikings (7-0 in PAC-10 action) could look past Upper Perkiomen (2-5) and ahead to the Rams (7-0) in a potential winner-take-all showdown? "I doubt it," Perkiomen Valley senior defensive tackle T.J. Foley said. "It's probably going to be a huge game against Spring-Ford, but we can't look past anybody.
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October 4, 2015 | By Adam Hermann, Inquirer Staff Writer
Before each game, Erik Enters scrawls on a card and puts it in his pocket. Patting down his blue jeans Friday beneath a white tent, which sheltered him from a ceaseless downpour, the Perkiomen Valley field hockey coach couldn't find the card. But he knew what he'd written. Score early. "In a game like this, they can call it at halftime, so I knew we had to score quick," Enters said after Perkiomen Valley topped host Phoenixville, 4-2, in a Pioneer Athletic Conference game.
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October 4, 2015 | By Aaron Carter, Inquirer Staff Writer
Sometimes slippery, often ugly, definitely chilly, and absolutely wet throughout, Northeast's 38-12 victory against host Roxborough on Friday illustrated just how well winning can make nearly any condition enjoyable. "It was fun," Northeast junior Keith Moore III said of the Public League Independence division contest. "It's fun when you're winning. When you're not winning and you're in this weather it's not fun, but if you're winning - it's great. " With a Nor'easter closing in on the East Coast, consistent precipitation - sometimes whipping sideways - wreaked havoc on the grass field at Pechin and Hermitage streets in Roxborough.
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