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December 13, 2013 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Eagles quarterback Nick Foles is on the cover of Sports Illustrated this week. Foles is the 19th Eagles player to appear on the magazine's cover. The last one was Nnamdi Asomugha in 2011. "Great honor and a testament to the team and what we've been doing," Foles said Wednesday in the locker room. Foles said his mother would keep the magazine for her grandchildren, although Foles is not one to get impressed by the attention. "I don't worry about Nick from any aspect like that," coach Chip Kelly said. "He's a team guy and understands what our focus is - on the Vikings - and I know Nick's focus is on the Vikings.
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May 6, 2014 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
The first win of the streak got the Perkiomen Valley softball team above .500 after a rough start to the season. The second was a more convincing defeat of a conference opponent, and the third righted a loss from earlier in the year. The fourth, a come-from-behind defeat of Methacton, is the one that really sticks out in Brenna Sermarini's mind. That's the game that really changed everything, Sermarini said. But the Vikings didn't stop there. Twenty-five days after the streak started, including two huge wins over Owen J. Roberts and another over Spring-Ford, the Vikings (13-3, 12-3 Pioneer Athletic Conference)
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March 24, 2012 | By Joe McIntyre, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
STATE COLLEGE - Even in a season in which Archbishop Wood lost more games than in the previous two seasons combined, the Vikings found a way to win it all again. The PIAA Class AAA girls' state championship trophy won't be moving from its trophy case, as Wood cruised to its third consecutive state title by defeating Lancaster Catholic, 52-33, Saturday night in Penn State's Bryce Jordan Center. "Every team is different, but I don't think it ever gets old," Vikings coach Jim Ricci said.
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January 6, 2013 | By Kate Harman, FOR THE INQUIRER
It's easy for a player or team to get amped up for a league game or one against a long-standing rival, but what if your schedule looks like Archbishop Wood's? The Vikings opened the girls' basketball season against Bishop Ford, which had reached the Brooklyn/Queens Division I championship game last season. Then they traveled to Arizona, where they competed in the Nike Tournament of Champions, featuring some of the top teams in the nation. The next challenge for the Vikings was Archbishop Molloy, considered one of the best teams in New York state and boasting three Division I recruits.
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March 10, 2014 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
There are a lot of impressive things about the way the Archbishop Wood girls' basketball team plays the game, but what might stand out the most is that the Vikings don't have one star player. Jess Kaminski does the little things for the Vikings. The senior point guard is poised, makes smart decisions, and is all over the floor on defense. Junior Aubree Brown can shoot, is quick in the transition game, and has good hands. As for sophomore Bailey Greenberg, she's developing into a real offensive threat both inside and outside the paint.
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December 1, 2012 | By Kate Harman, FOR THE INQUIRER
The formula for the Archbishop Wood football team was pretty simple on Friday night. Give the ball to Andrew Guckin. Need a first down? Guckin will take it for touchdown. Want to dump the ball off on a screen? Guckin will take it 41 yards. How about from the 2-yard line - can the senior tailback get it in the end zone? Yep. Against Interboro, Guckin's 133 rushing yards and four touchdowns helped the Vikings sail to victory, 35-7, in a PIAA Class AAA state quarterfinal at Plymouth Whitemarsh.
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May 18, 2014 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
Zach Jacobs said his game-winning goal in overtime was a "rush. " Some of his teammates on the Eastern boys' lacrosse team felt a sense of relief. But Vikings coach Steve Picot saw his team's dramatic victory in another light: as a reward. "We played eight games against teams in the Top 20 in the state," Picot said. "We played a lot of them close, had some little victories. We tried to build off that. " The Vikings' perseverance paid off in an 8-7 playoff victory over Freehold.
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November 17, 2012 | By Kate Harman, FOR THE INQUIRER
The Archbishop Wood girls' soccer team is no stranger to being down a goal in a close game. So when they found themselves in that predicament in the state AA final the Vikings didn't panic. It was just like the first round game against Villa Joseph Marie, they thought, a game the Vikings rallied back to win in overtime. On Saturday afternoon; however, at Hersheypark Stadium, Wood couldn't find the equalizer, losing to Moon, 1-0. "I thought we would get it. We are usually down in the first half of games and most times we end up coming back," junior defensive back Katherine Hennessey said.
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November 17, 2012 | By Kate Harman, FOR THE INQUIRER
Members of the Archbishop Wood girls' soccer team aren't strangers to playing for a state championship. Senior midfielder and cocaptain Jackie Pierson won three straight state titles with the Vikings' basketball team. Sophomore forward Aubree Brown also has been a part of that hoops squad. Then there is Deanna Messner, the junior goalkeeper who split time in net when Wood reached the PIAA Class AAA title game in 2010, the last time Bill Cappo's squad made it to Hershey. Several other Vikings, including Pierson, also will be returning to the state finals on Saturday, when Wood (18-3-2)
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November 18, 2012 | By Kate Harman, FOR THE INQUIRER
HERSHEY, Pa. - The Archbishop Wood girls' soccer team had plenty of experience with trailing by a goal. So when they found themselves in that predicament in the PIAA Class AA state final, the Vikings didn't panic. It was just like the first-round game against Villa Joseph Marie, they thought, a game the Vikings rallied to win in overtime. On Saturday afternoon, however, at Hersheypark Stadium, Wood couldn't find the equalizer and lost to Moon, 1-0. "I thought we would get it. We are usually down in the first half of games, and most times we end up coming back," junior back Katherine Hennessey said.
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