October 12, 2000 |
Dave Brooks, a 6-foot-2 guard who led Abington to first place in the Suburban One League National Conference's Colonial Division and into the state playoffs as a senior last season, has made a verbal commitment to attend Niagara University. Brooks scored more than 1,000 points at Abington. He currently attends Philadelphia Christian Academy, and expects to sign a national letter of intent with Niagara during the NCAA's early signing period, which starts Nov. 8. Norristown High School's home football game against Methacton on Friday night has been moved to Phoenixville High School.
November 23, 2012 |
In addition to turkey, stuffing, and cranberry sauce, Abington continued another one of its Thanksgiving traditions Thursday - beating its rival, Cheltenham. The Ghosts gutted out a 7-0 victory in the nonleague game. Craig Reynolds broke a scoreless tie in the fourth quarter when he found daylight up the left sideline, sprinting for a 29-yard touchdown and giving Abington (8-4) its sixth straight Thanksgiving Day victory over Cheltenham (8-4). "I just got to the sidelines," said Reynolds, who ran for 108 yards on 21 carries.
August 8, 1996 |
Dave Torresani, who coached North Penn to a 48-8 record and consecutive Suburban One National Patriot Division titles in the last two seasons, is returning to Abington, his high school alma mater, to become boys' basketball coach. Torresani replaces Ted Weiner, who resigned in June. "Ted called me and asked if I'd be interested, but I didn't know," Torresani said. "I had a good situation at North Penn. "But when I first started coaching, I thought that sometime I wanted to come back to Abington.
March 9, 1988 |
Chester withstood a fourth-period rally by Abington last night and won its PIAA District 1 Class AAAA semifinal game at the Palestra, 78-71. Leading by 58-48 after three periods, the Clippers allowed Abington to draw within six points, to 60-54, early in the fourth quarter. But the Clippers (24-2), ranked fourth in the Inquirer's Southeastern Pennsylvania Top 10, scored eight of the next 10 points and raised the lead to 68-56, putting the game on ice. The victory sends Chester into Friday's district title game against Coatesville, a 74-71 winner over Conestoga.
May 29, 1986 |
Following the lead taken by eight other eastern Montgomery County districts, Abington school officials have adopted a policy to deal with students or staff who are diagnosed as having acquired immune deficiency syndrome. At a meeting earlier this month, the school board voted 7-2, without discussion, to adopt the AIDS policy. Voting no were board President Muriel J. Alt and member Adele S. Block. Besides Abington, other districts with AIDS policies include Centennial, Central Bucks, Colonial, Hatboro-Horsham, Jenkintown, Springfield, Wissahickon and Upper Dublin.
May 16, 1991 |
Abington officials are continuing to investigate the cause of a fire that destroyed a supermarket over the weekend. Abington Fire Marshal Robert G. Stahl Jr., weary from sifting through the rubble that was once Stony's IGA Food Mart on Easton Road in Roslyn, said Tuesday afternoon that it would be several days before the exact origin of the fire was known. "Based on physical evidence and comments from firefighters who were on the scene first, we believe it started in the rear of the building, near the southeast corner," said Stahl, sitting under a shade tree while he sipped a soda.
December 22, 2013 |
Five days before Christmas, and Megan Schafer was in a giving mood. The senior point guard for the Neshaminy girls' basketball team had her head constantly on a swivel Friday afternoon, feeding her teammates the ball on the fastbreak, down low on the block, and even on the wing for a quick jumper. More than a handful of times, Schafer even surrendered her body to the hardwood to collect a loose ball or to plow through a screen on help defense. Schafer's court vision and aggressive play helped the visiting Redskins defeat Suburban One League National Conference opponent Abington, 56-39.
May 15, 1986 |
More than 300 tombstones and grave markers were knocked down last weekend in a wave of vandalism that Abington police said would cost the Hillside Cemetery between $30,000 and $50,000. Two suspects - one of whom said he had just been fired from his job with the cemetery - were arrested, but police said yesterday they did not have enough evidence to charge them with vandalizing the graves. Arrested early Sunday were a 17-year-old Cheltenham youth and Karl J. Pearce, 20, of Merchantville, N.J. The Cheltenham juvenile told police he had been fired by the cemetery Saturday after he failed to show up for work.
January 22, 1997 |
Marcus Hoover has kept the Abington-to-Stanford connection alive. Hoover, an Inquirer all-area first-team linebacker last season, has made an oral commitment to attend Stanford, following former Abington teammate Mark Sanders, who is a freshman at the Palo Alto, Calif., school this year. Hoover said he decided on Stanford after one day of his two-day visit to the school in early December. "After seeing the campus and meeting the people I knew I couldn't lose," he said.
September 6, 1990 |
A gunman targeting white cars as bull's-eyes in Abington neighborhoods has township police on the alert. Police are investigating a recent series of shootings in the southwest portion of the township where residents are discovering bullet holes in their cars and, in one case, a garage door. No one has been injured in any of the incidents that began Aug. 16 when a Shelmire Street resident reported a bullet hole in the door of a 1987 Suzuki Samurai. Since then, police said there have been similar incidents reported by residents on Fairy Hill Road, Meetinghouse Road and another on Shelmire Street Monday.