September 13, 1995 |
Unless a savior with a suitcase full of big bills and a sense of baseball history steps forward soon, one of baseball's oldest franchises may move. William L. Collins 3d, a Washington media executive, entered the bidding for the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday, saying he could write a check for the 108-year-old franchise "tomorrow. " With one condition: Washington, not Pittsburgh, would be the Pirates' first name. Pirates president Mark Sauer said a move to Washington probably would be approved without dissent by major-league owners.
November 1, 1989 |
Washington wasn't just clinching the Public A Division title with its 14-0 victory at Lincoln on Friday afternoon. The Eagles (4-0 league, 6-0 overall) tried to start a different kind of streak. "That's our scoreboard over there," said Washington coach Ron Cohen. "We don't want them scoring on our scoreboard. " Just a little motivational tool, if you will. After a new scoreboard was donated to Washington's Mickey Young Memorial Stadium before this season, the Washington administration donated the old board to Lincoln.
April 10, 1990 |
There has been one constant in Public League tennis for "about 40 years," according to Lincoln coach William Kuchler. Every year, Lincoln would lose to Washington. Sometimes, it would be 5-0, sometimes 3-2, but no matter what, the Railsplitters would find a way to not win. Until April 2. Lincoln 4, Washington 1. "It's the first time in our existence that we beat Washington," said Kuchler, who has been at Lincoln for 16 years. "It's a big win for the team. I didn't expect to win. It's really exciting for me. It's like a present.
February 22, 2004 |
The American experience at Valley Forge during the winter of 1777-78 is widely considered a turning point in the Revolutionary War. And many credit Gen. George Washington's persuasive argument to the Continental Congress that defeating the British depended on improved logistics for the Continental Army. Washington achieved this by managing a committee of delegates sent by the Congress to Valley Forge. In December 1777, Washington led a defeated Army of nearly 11,000 troops, of which only 8,200 were fit for duty, into winter encampment at Valley Forge.
July 24, 1998 |
The 76ers will open their season Nov. 3 in Washington and host the NBA all-star game Feb. 14 at the First Union Center, according to the league schedule announced yesterday. The Sixers are scheduled to play their home opener Nov. 4 against New York. The schedule will change if the league and the National Basketball Players Association do not reach a collective-bargaining agreement in time for the start of the season. The defending champion Chicago Bulls are not scheduled to make their first of two appearances in Philadelphia until March 19. Most of the Sixers' home games will begin at 7 p.m. Most of their Sunday home games will start at 6. Seventeen Sixers games will be televised by Channel 57, and most others will air on Comcast SportsNet.
June 9, 1990 |
How do you make a 12-5 rout entertaining? Roxborough High's baseball team managed to yesterday in its Public League semifinal win over Central at Northeast High. Roxborough will meet Washington, an 11-4 winner over Northeast, in the title game Monday. The Indians put on a show that included a homer from a reserve shortstop who had just one other hit this year, a grand slam from their star pitcher and periodic performances of the wave from their fans. Then, in the waning moments of the game, their pitching battery did a modified striptease in the infield.
September 25, 2007 |
Washington was the boys' soccer team to beat in the Public League, many fans believed. Northeast, on the other hand, could not win the big match. Oh, really? Fans at yesterday's match at Northeast would have been hard-pressed to believe that. The Vikings defeated the Eagles, 2-0, in a Division A contest. With the win, Northeast (3-2 overall, 3-2 division) extended its winning streak to three matches. The Vikings also handed Washington (3-2-1, 3-1-1) its first division setback of the season.
May 12, 1988 |
If Larry Kolongowski's latest pitching performance was listed as a lunchtime item at a nearby deli, it would probably be a roast beef sandwich on rye bread. Make that month-old rye. After the senior righthander got much-needed last-out relief from teammate Ken Mulderrig to preserve Washington's 7-4 win over visiting Roxborough (4-3 league) on Monday, all Kolongowski wanted to remember about his outing were innings two through six. Throw away the first and seventh and you're left with some quality filler.
December 2, 1990 |
All year long, Mastbaum's Barry Williams had made his name as a tailback, rushing for more than 1,500 yards to lead the Public League. Most people didn't know that he started his career as a JV quarterback who could throw the ball almost 70 yards. Now they do. With eight minutes left in yesterday's league championship game and his team trailing Washington, 26-20, Williams threw a 49-yard option pass to wide receiver Gary Fooks that put Mastbaum just 6 yards from a tie. Quarterback Marc Baxter scored with a keeper on the next play and then connected with Fooks for a two-point conversion that gave the Panthers a 28-26 win and their first Public League football title.
November 15, 1989 |
The last time our weekly preview ran in this space, football fans, teams from both the Public and Catholic Leagues were beginning their postseasons. But alas, both of our local Catholic League playoff teams took a powder in Catholic North semifinals Saturday. Archbishop Ryan lost, 16-12, to Bishop McDevitt, and Father Judge was blanked, 14-0, by La Salle. That leaves two gigantic Public League semifinals involving Division A powers Frankford and Washington, as well as two (or three)