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March 26, 2016 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
A Catholic League championship - the first since 2011 - a third straight District 12 Class 3A title, and a fourth state championship since 2010. Those were the highlights that defined Archbishop Wood's season. And what highlights they are, earning the Vikings the title of Southeastern Pennsylvania team of the year. After starting 4-6, Wood won 21 games to close out the season, defeating some of the state's best in the process. In that span, the most points allowed by the Vikings' stingy defense was 41. The numbers and accolades are impressive, but the way Wood went about winning was even more so. Methodical, disciplined, calm - there's nothing flashy about the Vikings, except maybe their stellar ball movement.
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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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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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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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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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May 17, 2016 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
The softball went off the opponent's bat and hit Micaela Ghanayem on her right wrist. The Upper Merion senior shook it off. After all, getting hit by a foul tip is a common occurrence for a catcher. It had happened to Ghanayem dozens of times before, and just like in those practices or games, she brushed it off then, too. But later in the contest, she dove for a foul ball and heard something crack. Now that wasn't so common. Ghanayem continued playing anyway and didn't tell anyone.
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May 11, 2016 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
"Got to get more pillows" Ana Bruni enthusiastically shouted as she walked from her spot at shortstop to the Perkiomen Valley softball dugout. Her Vikings were up by two runs at that point Monday afternoon. But what did pillows have to do with anything? The senior shortstop was talking about runs - as in a bigger cushion for her pitcher, Emily Oltman. Perk Valley obliged, getting another run in the second as the Vikings held off a comeback effort from visiting Methacton to win, 3-2. What started off as an extra "pillow" for the Vikings (14-3, 13-3 Pioneer Athletic Conference)
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May 5, 2016 | By Phil Anastasia, Staff Writer
As do most seniors, Emily Serata feels an urgency to make the most of her final high school season. Serata has been playing with many of her Eastern High School teammates for her entire career. She's part of a core group of seniors who are three- or four-year starters. But what's different about this season, in what might seem like a paradox, is that Serata says she doesn't feel any pressure to perform. She wants to excel. She just doesn't feel as if she has to excel. "As a senior, I feel more relaxed than ever," Serata said.
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April 23, 2016 | By Phil Anastasia, Staff Writer
When the ball left the bat, Jack Herman was sure it was over his head. So was everybody else. "I didn't think he could get to it," Eastern catcher Tyler Travis said of his teammate, the Vikings' sophomore centerfielder. "No way," Seneca coach Jay Donoghue said. With Eastern clinging to a one-run lead in the fifth inning, Herman made the defensive play of the game, tracking down Zach Evans' blast to dead center field with a running, lunging grab. Herman made an impact at the plate as well, going 2-for-3 with a home run and three RBIs as Eastern scored a 7-4 victory over Seneca Thursday in an Olympic Conference interdivision clash of Top 20 teams.
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April 3, 2016 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
Gillian Barrie called it a "collective effort. " The decision for the Perkiomen Valley rightfielder to bunt toward the first-base side in the fourth inning, that is. It started during her pre-at-bat conversation with senior shortstop Ana Bruni, who had reached third base on her second triple of the game. Then Barrie saw her third-base coach point, which made her look toward first and recall discussions she had with Bruni at practice about dragging bunts. No signals had to be called.
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April 3, 2016 | By Trevor Newcomb, Staff Writer
For the first two innings of Friday's baseball game, West Chester East's bats were asleep, trailing Ches-Mont rival Avon Grove, 4-0. The alarm went off in the bottom of the third when the Vikings scored five runs, lifting the hosts to a 6-4 win. Pat Kelley drove in a pair of the Vikings' runs in the inning, thanks to a double. Tom Luckner started the game on the hill for West Chester East, surrendering four runs, but still earned the victory. Ben Foti took the mound for the Vikings in the fourth and tossed two innings of shutout ball to shut the door on any potential comeback that the visitors had planned.
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March 26, 2016 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
A Catholic League championship - the first since 2011 - a third straight District 12 Class 3A title, and a fourth state championship since 2010. Those were the highlights that defined Archbishop Wood's season. And what highlights they are, earning the Vikings the title of Southeastern Pennsylvania team of the year. After starting 4-6, Wood won 21 games to close out the season, defeating some of the state's best in the process. In that span, the most points allowed by the Vikings' stingy defense was 41. The numbers and accolades are impressive, but the way Wood went about winning was even more so. Methodical, disciplined, calm - there's nothing flashy about the Vikings, except maybe their stellar ball movement.
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March 20, 2016 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
HERSHEY, Pa. - Bailey Greenberg calls her cousin Shannon May, her teammate on the Archbishop Wood girls' basketball team, the "little annoying one" on the court. It stems from her performance in practice, where often, Greenberg is low post and May slides down in a help defense. "Go guard your own girl," Greenberg thinks to herself when she sees No. 3 come her way. But the "pest" won't, that's not what she's made of. Instead, May wears the nickname - a term of endearment - as a badge of honor.
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March 17, 2016 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
As the scoreboard starts to count down in the first quarter, Karly Brown prepares herself. Sitting on the bench for the Archbishop Wood girls' basketball team, the junior guard watches to get a "feel for the game. " She looks for potential matchups and to see how her opponents compare to the scouting report. Then the clock counts down some more. Who is lefthanded? Brown asks herself. Who is righthanded? It's the little details she focuses on. Then the clock strikes 5 minutes.
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March 15, 2016 | By Mark Macyk, For The Inquirer
PISCATAWAY, N.J. - Blame it on daylight savings time. The NJSIAA state Group 4 boys' basketball final tipped off Sunday at noon. Atlantic City's offense arrived about an hour later. The Vikings scored more points in the fourth quarter than in the previous three combined, but it was not enough. They fell to Linden, 54-45, at Rutgers' Louis Brown Athletic Center. Ray Bethea (12 points) was the only double-digit scorer for Atlantic City (26-5), which trailed by 31-17 after three quarters.
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