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.
August 14, 2011 |
Citing the school's academic profile and the program's potential move to the Big East Conference, Abington defensive end Bryan Osei made an oral commitment to play at Villanova. "I had a few Division I-A offers, but education comes before football," the 6-foot-2, 220-pound senior said Saturday. "Also, it looks like the team will wind up playing in the Big East. That's exciting to me. " Osei also had scholarship offers from Kent State, Temple, Old Dominion, and Stony Brook. He made unofficial visits to Temple and Rutgers.
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.
February 20, 2013 |
Matt Penecale's red-hot shooting, Anthony Lee's efforts off the bench, and some late-game resolve moved Abington a step closer to returning to Temple's Liacouras Center. The No. 5-seeded Ghosts, overcoming 15 second-half turnovers, fought past No. 12 Penn Wood, 66-52, Tuesday night in a PIAA District 1 Class AAAA second-round boys' basketball playoff. Penecale, a 6-foot-2, 170-pound sophomore, delivered 15 of his career-high 21 points, including four three-pointers, in the first half.
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.
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.