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By MILTON KENT | November 24, 2005
There will be turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce and all the necessary Thanksgiving accouterments around City football coach George Petrides' house today, just like usual. But dinner will be early, just as it has been for the past 12 years, since the City-Poly football game was moved from this day to accommodate the entrance of Baltimore city public high schools into the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association. "I never thought of it [coaching on Thanksgiving] as work," Petrides said.
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By Katherine Dunn and The Baltimore Sun | October 17, 2013
George Petrides doesn't remember the first varsity football game he coached at City College in 1975. Years from now, however, he'll probably still remember his 387th. Not only did the No. 14 Knights overcome a 14-point deficit to beat Mervo, 20-14, in overtime Thursday, but the victory gave Petrides his 250th career win. β€œIt means I've been here a long time, first of all,” said Petrides with a laugh after the win. β€œI've appreciated every moment of it. I have loved coaching football at City College and working with these young men. You couldn't ask for a better life.” At 250-136-1, Petrides has more wins than any other active coach in the Baltimore area and ranks second in Maryland behind Good Counsel's Bob Milloy, who is 380-110-2.
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By LEM SATTERFIELD and LEM SATTERFIELD,SUN REPORTER | December 7, 2005
It was an emotional post-game huddle following City College's Class 3A state semifinal loss at No. 2 Westminster of Carroll County last Friday night. But considering how far his underclassmen-laden Knights had come during the season, 31st-year coach George Petrides was disappointed but optimistic. "I told the kids that I was proud of them," said Petrides, whose career record is 194-109-1 after the 35-6 loss. "We'd come quite a distance from the way we looked in scrimmages early on and the way we started the season to the way we finished the year."
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By KATHERINE DUNN AND STEFEN LOVELACE | March 12, 2008
City's LaShay Taft is recovering well after a couple of her teeth were knocked out during Friday night's regional playoff game against Poly. Dentists were able to put both teeth back in, City coach George Petrides said. The sophomore guard was hurt when she was defending a player in the high post. The opponent went up to catch a high pass and her elbow caught Taft in the mouth. "It was a freak thing," Petrides said. "I just watched it on film. It wasn't a foul. The girl was just going up to catch the ball.
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By Lem Satterfield | September 5, 2000
Can City and Poly regain their once-powerful stature among city rivals? Once-powerful programs have taken a back seat to other programs, enduring blowout losses and losing or break-even seasons. Coaches George Petrides of City and John Hammond of Poly each returns a quarterback whom they feel can help reverse their fortunes.
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By Lem Satterfield | November 16, 1993
City College football coach George Petrides said he did not realize until Sunday that 16-year-old Dion Johnson was paralyzed from the chest down by the injury he suffered Saturday in the opening seconds of City's 30-18 loss to Douglass of Prince George's County in a state football quarterfinal game."
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,Staff Writer | December 11, 1993
All-Metro wide receiver Dwight Banks of City last night orally committed to accept a full football scholarship to attend Penn State.A two-time All-City selection who runs the 40 yards in 4.4 seconds, he cited academics and the Nittany Lions' high-profile football program as his reasons for turning down more than 30 other Division I-A schools.Banks, who maintains a "B" average and has satisfied the NCAA's requirements for freshman eligibility, had narrowed his choices to Penn State, Maryland, Michigan State and Wake Forest.
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October 19, 2003
On October 17, 2003, MARCIAAUGERINOS ISNER; dear sister of Catherine Petrides, Steve Augerinos, Katina Evans, Nancy Coutros and Georgia Lacson. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Isner will lie in state at the Chapel of the Holy Resurrection at the Greek Orthodox Cemetery, Windsor Mill Road, on Monday, 10 to 10:30 A.M., the funeral hour. Interment in the adjoining cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation, 24 W. Preston Street, Balto, MD 21201.
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By JOHN EISENBERG | November 2, 1991
The extra point went up into the fog that cool November night, carrying the season for two teams. City College and Calvert Hall were unbeaten and tied atop the MSA standings, and tied at 20 with a minute to play. The newspapers said 10,000 people were there."I remember it like it was yesterday," George Petrides was saying as dusk settled on the football field at City yesterday. "We couldn't see the kick. Not a lick. We didn't know if it was good or not."Petrides was in uniform for City that night when a soccer player from Calvert Hall named Phil Tagliaferri put the extra point up into the fog -- and watched it come bouncing back off the right upright.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | November 7, 1998
Bryant Johnson, says City coach George Petrides, is as an example of what can happen when a student-athlete is determined both on the field and in classes.Johnson, a 6-foot-3, 190-pound wide receiver, trains hard. His bench press is nearing 300 pounds. He entered the season as a preseason All-American in several tout sheets, including The National Recruiting Advisor, which rated him No. 17 among the nation's top 22 receiver prospects for good reason. He was a second-team All-Metro player last fall.
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By LEM SATTERFIELD and LEM SATTERFIELD,SUN REPORTER | December 7, 2005
It was an emotional post-game huddle following City College's Class 3A state semifinal loss at No. 2 Westminster of Carroll County last Friday night. But considering how far his underclassmen-laden Knights had come during the season, 31st-year coach George Petrides was disappointed but optimistic. "I told the kids that I was proud of them," said Petrides, whose career record is 194-109-1 after the 35-6 loss. "We'd come quite a distance from the way we looked in scrimmages early on and the way we started the season to the way we finished the year."
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By MILTON KENT | November 24, 2005
There will be turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce and all the necessary Thanksgiving accouterments around City football coach George Petrides' house today, just like usual. But dinner will be early, just as it has been for the past 12 years, since the City-Poly football game was moved from this day to accommodate the entrance of Baltimore city public high schools into the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association. "I never thought of it [coaching on Thanksgiving] as work," Petrides said.
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October 19, 2003
On October 17, 2003, MARCIAAUGERINOS ISNER; dear sister of Catherine Petrides, Steve Augerinos, Katina Evans, Nancy Coutros and Georgia Lacson. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Isner will lie in state at the Chapel of the Holy Resurrection at the Greek Orthodox Cemetery, Windsor Mill Road, on Monday, 10 to 10:30 A.M., the funeral hour. Interment in the adjoining cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation, 24 W. Preston Street, Balto, MD 21201.
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By Lem Satterfield | September 5, 2000
Can City and Poly regain their once-powerful stature among city rivals? Once-powerful programs have taken a back seat to other programs, enduring blowout losses and losing or break-even seasons. Coaches George Petrides of City and John Hammond of Poly each returns a quarterback whom they feel can help reverse their fortunes.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | November 7, 1998
Bryant Johnson, says City coach George Petrides, is as an example of what can happen when a student-athlete is determined both on the field and in classes.Johnson, a 6-foot-3, 190-pound wide receiver, trains hard. His bench press is nearing 300 pounds. He entered the season as a preseason All-American in several tout sheets, including The National Recruiting Advisor, which rated him No. 17 among the nation's top 22 receiver prospects for good reason. He was a second-team All-Metro player last fall.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | November 9, 1996
Today's 108th version of the Poly-City game won't be played on Thanksgiving Day, as it was for years until city schools joined the state association in 1993. But for those schools, The Game returns to Memorial Stadium, restoring some its past luster.And interestingly enough, this year marks the 30th anniversary of City's 42-6 rout in 1966, when George Young, present general manager of the New York Giants, was the Knights' head coach and Loyola's present coach, Joe Brune, an assistant.That team's quarterback was Mayor Kurt Schmoke, and one of its tight ends, Richard Jackson, is now assistant football coach at No. 4 Wilde Lake.
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By Bill Tanton | October 8, 1992
City College hasn't won back-to-back Maryland Scholastic Association A Conference football championships since 1965-66.George Petrides, City's coach since 1975, is keenly aware of that.He was the center on those City teams in the '60s, which were coached by George Young, now the New York Giants' general manager. The quarterback was Kurt Schmoke, now the mayor of Baltimore.But City, which went undefeated and won the title last year, is 3-0 overall, 2-0 in the conference, ranked No. 1 by The Baltimore Sun and favored to win it all again.
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By KATHERINE DUNN AND STEFEN LOVELACE | March 12, 2008
City's LaShay Taft is recovering well after a couple of her teeth were knocked out during Friday night's regional playoff game against Poly. Dentists were able to put both teeth back in, City coach George Petrides said. The sophomore guard was hurt when she was defending a player in the high post. The opponent went up to catch a high pass and her elbow caught Taft in the mouth. "It was a freak thing," Petrides said. "I just watched it on film. It wasn't a foul. The girl was just going up to catch the ball.
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By Katherine Dunn and Kevin Eck | December 5, 1995
Baltimore CityBryn Mawr Mawrtians1994 record: 16-6.Coach: Terry Detorie.Top players: Emily Hickman, 5-11, Sr., F/G; Sara Barnett, 5-6, Fr., PG; Misty Smith, 5-7, Sr., G; Mia Medlin, 5-8, Jr., F/G; Sara Chapin, 5-11, Sr., F.Outlook: AIS A Division tournament semifinalists a year ago, the Mawrtians are shooting for the title game this winter. Some experienced upperclassmen, as well as the addition of AAU veteran Barnett, should make the Mawrtians better. Speed, quickness and good ball handling will make them a transition threat, but with a good combination of inside strength and outside shooting, they work well in the set offense too.Carver Bears1994-95 record: 7-8. Coach: Cynthia Tucker.
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By Steven Kivinski and Steven Kivinski,Contributing Writer | December 10, 1994
City football coach George Petrides says he is a firm believer that "to be the best you have to play the best."That's what members of City and Poly's football programs believe they will be doing when they rekindle old rivalries and play a Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference schedule next season.The two city public schools had developed long-standing rivalries with the Maryland Scholastic Association teams before the MSA disbanded last year and City and Poly joined the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association.
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