December 15, 2013 |
HERSHEY, Pa. - Archbishop Wood coach Steve Devlin acknowledged that his halftime talk, with the Vikings struggling mightily to gain rushing yardage, was "a little louder than usual. " Whatever Devlin said, the players - in particular, the offensive line - responded. Wood netted 184 yards rushing and three touchdowns after the break and downed Bishop McDevitt of Harrisburg, 22-10, Friday night at Hersheypark Stadium to win the PIAA Class AAA state football championship. Junior tailback Jarrett McClenton benefited from the up-front turnaround.
December 13, 2013 |
JOE WEBB hasn't thrown a pass in a regular-season NFL game since 2011, Eagles fans might be relieved to know. The Minnesota Vikings, who host the Birds on Sunday, employ Webb strictly as a wide receiver these days, and not all that frequently - he has five catches for 33 yards this season. Three years ago, Webb and the Vikings taught the Eagles a painful lesson about taking things for granted, about keeping a sharp emotional edge. You probably remember the setup: The Eagles and Vikings were supposed to play Sunday night, Dec. 26 at Lincoln Financial Field.
December 13, 2013 |
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.
October 8, 2013 |
And just like that, the Great Josh Freeman Sweepstakes are over, it seems. ESPN reported late Sunday night that the exiled QB has found sanctuary with . . . the Minnesota Vikings. Freeman was taken 17th overall by Tampa Bay in the 2009 draft and is the franchise's leader in career TD passes, but lately things had gone sour between the two. He was released by the Buccaneers on Thursday after the team first tried to trade the demoted starter but were unable to find a taker (and since they say they contacted every other NFL team, that would include the Eagles)
September 13, 2013 |
It has been a terrific start to the football season for Perkiomen Valley, with its two victories gained by a combined 70 points. Spring-Ford struggled out of the gate, falling to District 11's Whitehall by 16 points and then rebounding with a romp over Southern. In what is a key early Pioneer Athletic Conference matchup, the Vikings (2-0 overall, 1-0 league) and Rams (1-1, 0-0) will meet at 7 p.m. Friday in Royersford. It must be noted that three Spring-Ford seniors - speedy tailback Jarred Jones, wide receiver Gary Hopkins, and linebacker Jake Leahy - did not suit up for the 37-21 loss to Whitehall.
July 27, 2013 |
Here is what insiders saw at Eagles training camp: A Philly Viking You won't see it while he's on the field - that darn helmet will cover it - but check out Todd Herremans ' new haircut when he's on the sideline. It's a two-tone mohawk. Wearing kelly green shorts; a plaid, short-sleeve, button-down shirt; and sunglasses to complement his new 'do, Herremans strolled into the NovaCare Complex on Thursday as if he was, well, in Minnesota. "I got really into the History Channel, that show Vikings, and that's where I got it from," Herremans said of the shaved look.
June 10, 2013 |
TOMS RIVER, N.J. - Eastern High's baseball team captured the first state title in school history on Sunday, but after the Vikings celebrated, they performed their usual postgame routine with light sprints in the outfield. "They just don't want this season to end," Eastern coach Rob Christ said. "That's just who they are. They just want more, they always want more. And that's why they're successful. " Eastern (29-5) handled Westfield, 8-1, in the Group 4 championship game at Toms River North.
May 15, 2013 |
Penn State linebackers Gerald Hodges and Michael Mauti have signed contracts with Minnesota, the Vikings said Tuesday. Hodges, a Paulsboro graduate who will play one of the outside spots, was picked in the fourth round. Mauti, whose position is in the middle, was a seventh-round selection. Also signing was defensive tackle Everett Dawkins, a seventh-round pick out of Florida State. Muncie dies. Chuck Muncie, 60, a Pro Bowl running back with both the New Orleans Saints and San Diego Chargers, died of heart failure Monday at his Los Angeles-area home.
May 15, 2013
Penn State linebackers Gerald Hodges and Michael Mauti signed contracts with Minnesota, the Vikings said Tuesday. Hodges, a Paulsboro graduate who will play one of the outside spots, was taken in the fourth round. Mauti, who plays in the middle, was a seventh-round pick. Chuck Muncie , 60, a Pro Bowl running back with both the New Orleans Saints and San Diego Chargers, died of heart failure Monday at his Los Angeles-area home. Muncie played 41/2 seasons in New Orleans before being traded in 1980 to San Diego, where he finished his nine-year NFL career.
May 5, 2013 |
Jackie Ingram's first home run was the shot in the arm that her West Chester East softball team needed. Her second brought the Vikings to within a run of visiting Downingtown East. By the time her third long ball of the day cleared the high fence and rolled on the football field, her coach, Chuck Lindsay, was shaking his head in disbelief. "Unbelievable," he said, as Ingram rounded the bases with a similar look of amazement across her face. On practically any other day, the moment would have belonged to Ingram, as the senior had seven RBIs Friday.