April 4, 2000 |
One of the nice things - if one has patience - about coaching young track teams, according to Cardinal O'Hara girls' track and field coach Jen Quigley-Cipollone, is that one never knows quite what to expect. This year, the Lions' 40-person roster has 24 freshmen, and those first-year athletes have given Quigley-Cipollone some unexpected thrills already. After capturing first-place in the distance medley and 4x100-meter at the Chichester Relays on March 25, Cardinal O'Hara traveled to Williamsburg, Va., for the Colonial Relays on Saturday.
October 18, 1988 |
Sue Graver and the players on her Gloucester High field hockey team have spent the better part of the season getting to know one another. And the process has gone well, as the Lions have compiled a 7-2-1 record that gives Graver reason to believe the best is yet to come. "The kids have adjusted to everything very well," said Graver, who is in her 10th season at Gloucester. "I knew we had a few strong players, but it took me a long time to find the personnel I wanted. I've probably held the reins on the team, because I've wanted them to get comfortable with each other.
June 4, 1993 |
No one could have been more surprised at the sudden success of those "young lions" than the young lions themselves. Terence Blanchard - scheduled to appear Saturday night at the Painted Bride - was among those gifted, youthful musicians who headed to New York in the late '70s and early '80s after learning all they could in their native New Orleans. Naturally, he and fellow trumpeter Wynton Marsalis had a lot to talk about, and one of the things they discussed was the likelihood that they were in store for many years of dues-paying before anyone would take them seriously as musicians.
June 23, 1986 |
Last night's Mellon Jazz Festival finale at the Community Education Center in Powelton Village was titled "The Young Lions. " Except for guitarist Monnette Sudler and drummer Cornell Rochester, both much in demand and understandably so, the performers were local iconoclasts whose stubborn commitment to freer jazz forms keeps them out of venues hospitable enough to fusion and hard bop. Sudler, who played unaccompanied and sang a torchy number...
May 20, 1997 |
When the Academy of the New Church started the lacrosse season by losing its first three games, head coach Joe Maddock began to wonder whether his young Lions would realize their potential. Those doubts were squelched Saturday with an 11-1 victory over visiting George School in the final of the Friends Schools League tournament that gave ANC its first Friends title. Also the winner of the Northeast League crown, which they captured on May 9, the Lions ended the regular season 11-5 overall, 4-0 in the Friends Schools League, and 7-0 in the Northeast League.
December 4, 1990 |
Phelps School actually plays two seasons of basketball. The first two-game set started last Tuesday with an away game against Shipley School and will be completed today with a home game against Akiba Hebrew. After today's action, the Lions break for the holidays. Their next game is Jan. 17, so coach Mike Plunkett really has two preseasons to worry about. Combine that with the yearly roster changes at the school, and it makes for a very difficult coaching job. "After we start all over again, we then have a span of seven games in 10 days," Plunkett said.
December 14, 1988 |
Cherry Hill West girls' basketball coach Gene McDonnell spent two years building last season's successful ball club. McDonnell will begin the process all over again, as the Lions have lost four starters from last season's 20-8 team that advanced to the South Jersey Group 3 semifinal round. But McDonnell doesn't mind the rebuilding process one bit. "We're young and we have a lot of talented players," McDonnell said. "It's always a given that you'll go through rebuilding seasons.
September 7, 1989 |
Every time the Penncrest Lions charged out of the locker room last season, the opposing team knew it was going to face an experienced football team that was fundamentally sound and had plenty of varsity experience. With running back Lanue Johnson and quarterback Rich Nicholson, the Lions had a potent offense to go with a group of veteran, workmanlike players. This season, things will be different for the Central League Lions. The Lions finished a respectable fourth in the Central League, and if coach Mike Scheetz wants to have another successful season, he's going to have to do it with his youngest squad in recent memory.
November 14, 1994 |
The conviction of three young men in South Africa last week for the killing of Amy Biehl, a white American student who had ventured into a black township, points to a question mark hanging over the future of the country. Politicized youth were once in the vanguard of the struggle against apartheid. But where do they fit into the new South Africa? In a speech last spring, President Nelson Mandela lamented the transformation of what his African National Congress called "young lions.
June 20, 1987 |
Call it, if you want, the "Night of the Young Lions. " The Mellon Jazz Festival went into full tilt last night as the Academy of Music stage became a showcase for two of the Great American Art Form's brightest young stars. Both are in their mid-20s. Both showed first-class virtuosity. Both showed that, as far and as fast as they've come, they've still got a long way to go. First up was Stanley Jordan, a guitarist for whom the entire known chordal structure of Western Civilization is a giant pinball machine that he can jolt, caress and prod toward bonus after bonus of rococco phrases.