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June 10, 2013 | By Mike Still, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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May 15, 2013 | Associated Press
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.
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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.
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May 5, 2013 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
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.
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April 29, 2013 | The Inquirer Staff
The Minnesota Vikings plucked a pair of Penn State linebackers in the fourth and seventh rounds of the NFL draft on Saturday. Gerald Hodges was taken by the Vikings in the fourth round with the 120th overall pick, and Michael Mauti was chosen in the seventh round with the 213th pick. Earl Watford, a graduate of Simon Gratz and a guard at James Madison University, was selected in the fourth round with the No. 116 overall pick by the Arizona Cardinals. Florida State outside linebacker Nick Moody, who starred as a defensive back at Roman Catholic, was tabbed in the sixth round, No. 180 overall, by the San Francisco 49ers.
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April 27, 2013 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW YORK - Sharrif Floyd, who first made his name playing football for a high school on Bustleton Avenue - George Washington High, in the Philadelphia Public League - was picked 23d overall in Thursday's first round of the NFL draft by the Minnesota Vikings. The surprise was that Floyd didn't go a lot higher. A massive defensive tackle with a sprinter's burst, the former Florida Gators star left after his junior year after his college coaches told him he would be a first-round draft choice.
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April 24, 2013
First round 1. Chiefs 2. Jaguars 3. Raiders 4. EAGLES 5. Lions 6. Browns 7. Cardinals 8. Bills 9. Jets 10. Titans 11. Chargers 12. Dolphins 13. Jets from Buccaneers 14. Panthers 15. Saints 16. Rams 17. Steelers 18. Cowboys 19. Giants 20. Bears 21. Bengals 22. Rams, from Redskins 23. Vikings 24. Colts 25. Vikings, from Seahawks 26. Packers ...
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April 12, 2013 | BY TED SILARY, Daily News Staff Writer silaryt@phillynews.com
MATT MANDES is experiencing one of those go-figure springs. He played some shaky baseball when the weather was cold, then emerged as the ultimate hero on an early April day with outrageously warm temperatures. The 5-9, 175-pound Mandes, a junior and lefty swinger, serves Archbishop Wood High as the second baseman and leadoff hitter. His other sport - and he's the only diamond Viking who plays this - is ice hockey, and this past winter, skating at center, he finished second on the team in scoring.
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March 14, 2013 | By Marc Narducci, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
TOMS RIVER, N.J. - Atlantic City looked finished. Even its coach had his doubts. Sure, this has happened before in their incredible two-year run, but nothing suggested that with the Vikings down by 19 points in the third quarter of Wednesday night's Tournament of Champions boys' basketball quarterfinals that this season would be extended. Yet Atlantic City, two-time state Group 4 champion, is still standing - and standing proudly. The comeback took some time and then needed even more time, but finally after two exhausting overtimes, Atlantic City defeated state Group 1 champion Point Pleasant Beach, 80-73, at Toms River North's Pine Belt Arena, earning the chance to play another day. Losing can be quite a motivator.
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