May 30, 2012 |
For a two-time Pro Bowler, a top-flight defensive end on a high-profile team, a guy who has had double-digit sacks four of the last five years, we don't often hear a lot about Trent Cole. He said he's fine with that. Cole bluntly said he believes he could drum up more attention for himself if he made himself more media friendly and sought out exposure. But he'd rather hunt. "I could go out there and exploit myself, and they'll recognize. . . . It can help me out here or there.
April 25, 2012 |
Ada Arroyo was cleaning her house and rummaging through storage, when there, deep in a box from her teen days, she stumbled upon her bow and arrow. The discovery sparked memories of settling into a steady stance, bow drawn — the flight path lethally targeted. "Shooting is very meditative and psychological," said Arroyo, 36, who recently returned to the sport. "Because you need to focus so much in setting up a shot, you feel a sense of calm. " At B&A Archery in the Tacony section, Arroyo was among 15 archers firing arrows across the 50-foot range, while another dozen or so enthusiasts were milling about.
December 28, 2011 |
SOMERSET, Pa. - A man who fatally shot his wife's lover with a bow and arrow will not face criminal charges, in part, because the state's expanded "castle doctrine" makes it legal to use deadly force on one's porch or deck, a prosecutor said Tuesday. State police have repeatedly said they believed the 38-year-old Central City man acted in self-defense when he killed Tony Bittinger, 43, of Salisbury, on Oct. 9. Somerset County District Attorney Jerry Spangler formally announced Tuesday that he agreed with police and that no criminal charges should be filed against the shooter, who has not been named by authorities.
July 12, 2011
Fate of Six Girl Scout Camps Closing Camp Tweedale Oxford, Chester County; 120 acres along Octoraro Reservoir. Capacity: 262. Activities: Archery, swimming, boating, wildlife study, crafts, cooking, musical theater, dance, backpacking and biking, rock climbing. Facilities: Cabins with toilets and shower, platform tents, A-frames, and Conestoga wagons. Camp Tohikanee North of Quakertown, upper Bucks County; 236 acres along Tohickon Creek.
December 30, 2003 |
Artist Titian Ramsey Peale, son of the renowned Charles Willson Peale, learned archery from Plains Indians he met as a naturalist on a government expedition to the unknown lands west of the Mississippi. Returning east, he discovered that some of his friends had been sharing childhood memories of target-shooting in England. On Sept. 3, 1828, they founded the United Bowmen of Philadelphia, the first archery organization in the United States. Early members came from the city's upper crust: architect John Haviland; portrait artist Thomas Sully; Baldwin Locomotive Works founder Matthias W. Baldwin.
May 18, 2001 |
Olympic archery champion Justin Huish pleaded no contest to a felony charge of selling marijuana in Ventura, Calif., and is expected to be sentenced to six months in jail. Huish, 25, faced up to three years in prison if convicted of dealing drugs out of his Simi Valley home. The 1996 gold medalist made no comments to the court Wednesday after entering his plea. He will be sentenced June 13. Huish's roommate and co-defendant, Brian Mastrangelo, 24, also appeared before Superior Court Judge Herbert Curtis and agreed to waive a jury trial.
May 21, 2000 |
Archery and riflery are on target in the suburban woods just west of Atglen. At the 122-acre Atglen Sportsmen's Club, an archer can shoot at three-dimensional animals, a marksman at metallic silhouettes. Don Dewey, 64, who lives in Sadsbury Township in Lancaster County, has been a club member since 1985. The club, Dewey said, has a 500-meter range for high-powered rifles. There are targets at 385, 300 and 200 meters. Then there are the clay pigeon shoots, which club members say are more challenging than skeet or trap.
August 22, 1999 |
The 2000 Olympic Games will have to do without Geena Davis, the 6-foot Academy Award-winning actress. Her bid for a berth on the U.S. archery team ended yesterday in the semifinals of the U.S. Olympic team trials, in a county park and in a bone-chilling rain. But before she left, the ever-smiling Hollywood star, her short brown hair wet and stringy from the rain, gave archery one of its greatest publicity boosts since Robin Hood. She attracted virtually every New York City TV station and newspaper reporters from as far away as London.
August 7, 1999 |
Actress Geena Davis already has an Oscar. Now she's shooting for the gold - Olympic gold, that is. While the public knows Davis for her roles in Thelma & Louise, A League of Their Own, Beetlejuice, and The Accidental Tourist, for which she won an Academy Award for best supporting actress, in the world of archery she is known as an ace with a bow and arrow. And later this month, she will be one of the 32 best female archers in the country, competing for a spot on the United States team that will compete in the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia.
October 29, 1996 |
Joseph A. Maugeri Sr., 64, a lifelong farmer and a past president of the Swedesboro Auction, died Saturday of cancer at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. A Woolwich Township resident, he was born in Swedesboro and was a lifelong resident of the Woolwich-Swedesboro area. He was a 1950 graduate of Swedesboro High School, where he was member of archery team. Mr. Maugeri was a second-generation fruit and vegetable farmer who got an early start in the fields farmed by his father.