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October 12, 2000 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
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.
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November 23, 2012 | By Nick Carroll, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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August 8, 1996 | By Frank Bertucci, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
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.
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March 9, 1988 | By Gary Miles, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
May 29, 1986 | By Ginny Wiegand, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
May 16, 1991 | By Joe Ferry, Special to The Inquirer
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.
NEWS
December 22, 2013 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
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.
NEWS
May 15, 1986 | By Kurt Pfitzer, Special to The Inquirer
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.
SPORTS
January 22, 1997 | By Frank Bertucci, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
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.
NEWS
September 6, 1990 | By S.E. Siebert, Special to The Inquirer
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.
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August 18, 2016 | Staff Report
IT'S BEEN A hectic couple of days at the Rio Olympics for Abington High product Leah Nugent - and now she is in the final of the 400-meter hurdles on Thursday night. First, Nugent - who is competing for Jamaica - finished Monday's heat in 55.66 seconds, but was disqualified, apparently because of her trail leg when the went over the hurdles. However, she and the Jamaican delegation won their protest of the ruling and made into the semifinals Tuesday night. She qualified for Thursday's final with a time of 54.98, the third-best time in her heat.
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August 16, 2016 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Staff Writer
J. Theodore Jensen Jr., 91, a lifelong Jenkintown resident and the borough's former mayor and fire chief, died Aug. 7, of cancer at Sunrise of Abington. He had a high profile in civic affairs, including four four-year terms as Jenkintown's Republican mayor from 1973 to 1989, when he was unseated by Democrat Michael O'Neill. In the late 1960s and early '70s, he served eight years on the Jenkintown Borough Council, including two as president, and he frequently acted as a mediator for the sometimes-divided council.
BUSINESS
May 25, 2016 | By Harold Brubaker, STAFF WRITER
Abington-Jefferson Health officials are planning a ceremonial groundbreaking Monday afternoon for a $75 million outpatient cancer center at 3941 Commerce Ave in Willow Grove. The 86,000 square-foot facility will be named the Asplundh Cancer Pavilion in honor of a $5 million gift from members of the Asplundh family, which is known for its Asplundh Tree Expert Co. The new center, which is scheduled to open in early 2018, will operate in partnership with the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson, in Center City.
NEWS
May 23, 2016
ISSUE | BREAST CANCER Stepping up to fight a deadly disease Thank you to the more than 2,000 people who came out last Sunday morning for the 15th annual Living Beyond Breast Cancer Reach and Raise yoga fund-raising event on the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Together, 139 teams raised $373,617 to support women and men affected by breast cancer with a trusted source of information and a community of support. This event began as a dream, with a small yoga class of about a hundred people, and it has grown to be one of the city's most spectacular and powerful events.
NEWS
May 20, 2016
ISSUE | ADOPTION Pa., make searches for natural parents easier Thank you for the touching letter by a woman who is looking for her birth mother ("Finally, a chance to find my birth mom," Sunday). I, too, am looking for my birth mother, and my sister. I encourage Pennsylvania legislators to follow New Jersey's lead in making birth certificates available and to go further by making available the medical histories of biological parents. Like the letter writer, I feel alone in not being able to find my biological family, and I hope the day will come when it will be possible.
NEWS
May 12, 2016 | By Robert Moran, STAFF WRITER
A 71-year-old man has been charged with the shooting death of a 73-year-old man in Montgomery County shortly before Christmas, prosecutors said Tuesday. Leroy Clark was charged with first-degree murder and related offenses in the fatal shooting of Robert Duncan on Dec. 23 in Abington Township. Duncan was killed on the porch of his home about a mile from Willow Grove Park mall. Clark fled in a Dodge Caravan but was stopped by Abington police and ordered to surrender, prosecutors said.
SPORTS
May 10, 2016
4 Runs scored in the seventh for Abington in a come-from-behind win against Bensalem. 5 Consecutive District 1 Class A softball titles for Bristol. 10 Shutouts this season for Friends Select.
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April 27, 2016 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
The softball took one bounce and Brady Tillotson calmly grabbed it and fired to first base. Other times, the ball rolled to her instead. Sometimes it reached the Central Bucks East third baseman on a short hop. It didn't matter how the ball got to Tillotson, the pace at which it reached her, or how far she had to move from her position to get to it. The senior always reacted the same way: without hesitation. The result was the same, too: an out. Tillotson, a Bryant recruit who has been a fixture in the Patriots lineup since her freshman season, recorded six putouts Monday against Abington as C.B. East defeated the Ghosts, 6-1. "I actually think that was the most balls I've gotten in a game this entire season," Tillotson said with a laugh.
SPORTS
April 9, 2016 | By Jack Goodwillie, Staff Writer
A pair of juniors, attacker Brad Palmer and midfielder Andrew Towne, registered three goals each for Germantown Academy in its 14-3 nonleague home victory over Hatboro-Horsham. Palmer added an assist, though Justin Connors led the Patriots with three assists in addition to scoring a goal of his own. Jimmy McAfee and Tommy Diver each had two assists of their own and McAfee also registered one goal. Zander Foglia, Ben Garcia, Matt Ho, Jack McHugh, Connor Shallow, and James Thatcher also scored goals for the home team.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 2, 2016
Literary Calendar Barnes & Noble - Rittenhouse Square 1805 Walnut St.; 215-665-0716. www.barnesandnoble.com . Simone Miller & Jennifer Robins: The New Yiddish Kitchen. 4/2. 2 pm. Free Library of Philadelphia - Central Branch 1901 Vine St.; 215-686-5322. www.freelibrary.org . Edna O'Brien: The Little Red Chairs. $15; $7 students. 4/4. 7:30 pm. James McBride: Kill 'Em & Leave - Searching for the Real James Brown. 4/5. 7:30 pm. Main Point Books 1041 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr; 610-525-1480.
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