December 6, 2014 |
Paulsboro threw 53 passes last Friday night. "We used to throw 50 to 60 passes all year," Paulsboro coach Glenn Howard said. "Now, we throw that many in one game. It's crazy. " The Red Raiders' remarkable reliance on the passing game in a 36-33 overtime victory over rival West Deptford on a cold, damp night did more than underscore their complete commitment to the no-huddle, spread offense. It also served as a showcase for junior quarterback Carlton Aiken. "He's the real thing," West Deptford coach Clyde Folsom said.
October 7, 2014 |
PLAYERS OF THE WEEKEND National - Bo Wallace threw for three touchdowns, including two in the final 5 1/2 minutes, as Mississippi rallied to beat Alabama for the first time in 11 tries, 23-17. Local - For the second straight time it's Rasheed Bailey, who set a Delaware Valley (4-0, 3-0 MAC) record for receiving yards, with 252 on nine catches, in a 56-24 win over Albright (1-4, 0-4). For the second game in a row he had four TD receptions, which also ties the program record.
August 1, 2014 |
LOOK! UP in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a lot of planes. They'll be zooming along the shoreline Aug. 13 as the 12th annual Atlantic City Air Show soars back to town. More than just the latest edition of the aerial extravaganza, the exhibition - dubbed "Thunder Over the Boardwalk" - marks a return to the show's longtime August scheduling. In 2013, the daylong spectacle featuring vintage and state-of-the-art aircraft was staged in June rather than in August, as it had been since its 2003 inception.
May 12, 2014 |
JOINT BASE Under skies that grew steadily darker Saturday, visitors to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey watched as a stunt plane flew skyward before seeming to stall and plummeting straight down - only to skim just above the ground and then repeat the heart-stopping act. "If I was in there, I'd definitely think it was scary," said Ryan Deehr, 9, of Medford, adding that the stunt planes were his favorite part of the 2014 Open House and...
July 9, 2013
Up, up and away, a great air show Atlantic City Airshow organizers deserve a lot of credit for continuing this 11-year tradition despite government budget cutbacks - as do the brave and amazing pilots (along with their sponsors) who flew ("Thunder was missed at A.C. Airshow," June 27). Pilots like Jim Beasley, Matt Chapman, Rob Howland, Dan McClung, and Bill Stein are in a league of their own. Along with other pilots, they pleased the crowd on the beach the other week. As for the use of slower aircraft, noise and speed aren't everything.
June 24, 2013 |
CINCINNATI - Risking death every time they go to work, wing walkers need courage, poise, a healthy craving for adrenaline and, most important, they need to be meticulously exacting with every step they take on the small planes that carry them past dazzled crowds at speeds up to 130 m.p.h. Jane Wicker fit that bill, her friends and colleagues in the air-show industry said Sunday. Wicker, 44, and pilot Charlie Schwenker, 64, were killed Saturday in a fiery plane crash captured on video at an Ohio air show and witnessed by thousands.
March 12, 2013 |
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Even a rural festival celebrating the harvest of Georgia's famous sweet onions isn't safe from the federal budget battle 600 miles away, as automatic cuts are threatening to take away the star attraction for the Vidalia Onion Festival's popular air show: the Navy's daredevil fighter pilots, the Blue Angels. The $85 billion in automatic budget cuts that took effect March 1 have thrown planning for the festival's air show into a tailspin, just weeks before the April 20 event that officials agreed to hold a week earlier than usual so they could book the vaunted group.
September 8, 2012 |
His two first-quarter touchdown passes might as well have dropped from the heavens. All the touch, the timing - that floating, light-as-air quality - that one never expects from a backup quarterback on opening night of the season. But here was Moorestown junior Tyreek Robinson, connecting on throws of 35 and 29 yards, finding an easy rhythm and leading his team to a win on the road. Robinson finished 9 for 13 for 228 yards, three touchdowns, and an interception, sending Moorestown to a 25-19 victory at Seneca on Friday night.
May 14, 2012 |
In a daring display of aerial acrobatics, Sgt. Timothy O'Neil jumped from a plane and drifted to the ground with an American flag rippling in the wind behind him. "The Star-Spangled Banner" swelled and the crowd at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst Open House and Air Show stood spellbound as O'Neil, a 26-year-old member of the U.S. Army Golden Knight precision parachute team, hit the ground on the anthem's last note. "It's an incredible feeling," O'Neil, of Wilmore, Ky., said after his landing.
May 9, 2012 |
Setting the stage for this weekend's show at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst has been no small feat — not when 300,000 people are expected. Preparations for the military base's free public Open House and Air Show started in November, when security forces began biweekly meetings to discuss crowd-control issues at the Burlington County facility. Seven parking areas have been designated, 30 shuttle buses have been readied, and security measures are in place. On Friday night, 5,300 feet of barrier wall, 7,600 feet of stanchion rope, and 1,125 feet of snow fence will be installed, transforming an active runway into a mile-long air stage.