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March 29, 1989 | By Robert J. Terry and Michael E. Ruane, Inquirer Staff Writers
A 9-year-old boy was stabbed in the back yesterday morning during an attempted robbery by another youngster at a Southwest Philadelphia playground, police said. Gary Merritt of the 2000 block of South Redfield Street was stabbed on the basketball court inside the Myers Recreation Center at 58th Street and Kingsessing Avenue, police said. He was not seriously injured in the attack, and he was released after treatment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Police said they did not have a suspect in custody.
NEWS
May 5, 2010
A 16-year-old boy was shot on a basketball court at B and Wyoming Streets Tuesday evening about 8 p.m., police said. The bullet grazed his torso. He was treated at St. Christopher's Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition. No suspects have been identified, police said. - Melissa Dribben
NEWS
June 21, 1990 | By Mary Anne Janco, Special to The Inquirer
Although Clifton Heights Mayor Mary Natale describes the borough's proposal for Diamond Street Park as "one hoop on a five-acre piece of ground," the plan continues to spark controversy. At the Borough Council meeting Monday night, Dan Fabrizio presented a petition signed by 612 residents who want to "save the park. " Fabrizio said he wanted the park to be left in a natural state and "free of blacktop. " A similiar petition signed by 434 residents had already been presented to the council, so the total number of signatures was more than 1,000, Fabrizio said.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 27, 1992 | By Carrie Rickey, INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
More than anything else, Ron Shelton loves jokers in jockstraps. As the screenwriter of The Best of Times, he comically examined high-school gridiron heroes 20 years after blowing the big game. As the writer/director of Bull Durham, he colorfully compared scoring romantically with scoring in baseball. Now, Shelton's White Men Can't Jump playfully looks at hoops hustlers alley-ooping on playground courts. Because Shelton has such obvious affection for guys who may not be superstars but who are nonetheless super sports, you smile just watching them.
NEWS
June 25, 2012
Philadelphia police were looking for two men in connection with a Sunday night shooting at a basketball court that left four people wounded. Around 7:23 p.m., police were called to Kemble Park near Ogontz and Olney Avenues and found four injured people. A women, 20, had been shot in the left thigh. Two 20-year-old men, had each been shot in the right shin, and another man, whose age was not known, was shot in the left ankle. All four victims were taken to Einstein Hospital and listed in stable condition.
NEWS
September 6, 1994 | By Jayne Feld, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Quinton Jenkins, a 19-year-old from Camden, started coming to Washington Lake Park this summer for pickup basketball games when word spread that you can get a "good, safe run" at the sprawling suburban park. "The tension is high in my area," he explained between games one night last week. Some of that tension has now come to Washington Lake Park, where the popular nighttime basketball games, played on a court christened the "NBA" by the young adult players, have been suspended.
NEWS
June 25, 2012
Philadelphia police were looking for two men in connection with a Sunday night shooting at a basketball court that left four people wounded. Around 7:23 p.m., police were called to Kemble Park near Ogontz and Olney Avenues and found four injured people. A women, 20, had been shot in the left thigh. Two 20-year-old men had each been shot in the right shin, and another man, whose age was not known, was shot in the left ankle. All four victims were taken to Einstein Hospital and listed in stable condition.
NEWS
June 18, 2013
A 27-year-old man was fatally shot on a basketball court in the 800 block of North Eighth Street, between Brown and Parrish Streets, on Sunday afternoon, a police spokeswoman said. After being shot twice in the chest, the man walked one block north, to Eighth and Poplar Streets, where he collapsed. He was pronounced dead shortly after 2 p.m. at Hahnemann University Hospital. Police did not release his identity. There were no arrests and no weapons were recovered. - Walter F. Naedele
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NEWS
June 26, 2015 | By Madeline R. Conway, Inquirer Staff Writer
Edward T. Garrity Jr., 83, of Narberth, a retired insurance agent and college basketball star whose skill on the court earned him the nickname "Fast Eddie," died Sunday, June 21, of congestive heart failure at his home. Commitment to athletics defined Mr. Garrity's life, his family said. The West Catholic High School graduate played on the men's basketball team at St. Joseph's University on scholarship in the 1950s, scoring more points than any team player had before in a single home game.
SPORTS
March 20, 2015 | BY SHAMUS CLANCY, Daily News Staff Writer clancys@phillynews.com
WILL CUMMINGS wasn't letting what could have been his final game as a Temple Owl end in disappointment last night. The senior guard threw North Broad Street on his back in the process, putting up a herculean 30-point, seven-rebound effort in a 73-67 win over Bucknell in the opening round of the NIT. The 30 points were a season high for the Owls and just one point shy of a career best for Cummings. Josh Brown, who dropped 11 points off the bench, and fellow guard Quenton Decosey (13 points)
SPORTS
March 20, 2015
WHEN THINGS aren't going well for Jason Richardson on the basketball court, he doesn't need anyone to tell him. No one is more critical of his game than the 34-year-old himself. Well, except for his two sons. Richardson tells the story of a few years ago, when he was slumping a bit while playing in Orlando. His son told Richardson he was "chillin' like a popsicle," just standing in the corner waiting for the basketball. No doubt, Richardson was hearing from his boys recently. In the four games prior to Wednesday's win over Detroit, the 14-year vet had shot just 6-for-37 from the floor and totaled 12 points.
SPORTS
February 27, 2015 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
Gloucester Catholic point guard Fran Kinsey is a senior. To Rams coach Todd Powers, Kinsey also is a senior citizen. "I call him the 'old man,' " Powers said. "He never comes out of the game, but sometimes in practice I'll take him out and tell him to sit down and take a rest with the coaches. "I'll tell him he looks like he's playing in a men's league out there. " Kinsey really isn't that old. It just seems that way to Powers and others around the Gloucester Catholic program.
SPORTS
February 18, 2015 | BY DICK JERARDI, Daily News Staff Writer jerardd@phillynews.com
KYLE MOLOCK, just 16 days after his 17th birthday, was in Anaheim, Calif., a long, productive summer of AAU ball down to one final tournament. He had been playing up one age group. He had committed to Purdue the previous fall. He was about to head back to his home in suburban Columbus, Ohio, to gear up for his junior year of high school, his basketball future jammed with possibilities as the winter of 2011 beckoned. So why exactly was Kyle Molock, 4 1/2 years later and now 21, seated on a winter's day in what used to be the press room at Alumni Memorial Fieldhouse before it became Hagan Arena on the Saint Joseph's University campus?
SPORTS
February 16, 2015 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
Julie Cross is a lacrosse player. A pretty talented one, too. Good enough, in fact, that she'll be playing that sport for Syracuse next year. Watch the 6-foot-2 Upper Dublin senior on a basketball court, however, and you may start thinking she's pursuing the wrong sport in college. Cross averages more than 15 points a game for the Cardinals, and her tremendous 30-point, nine-rebound effort Saturday propelled Upper Dublin to a 65-38 win over Pennridge in the first round of the District 1 Class AAAA tournament.
SPORTS
January 31, 2015 | By Aaron Carter, Inquirer Staff Writer
If a little brick and mortar couldn't contain Jerrell Richardson growing up, how well do you think opposing defenses can handle the Kensington senior on the basketball court? On Thursday against visiting KIPP DuBois, Richardson poured in 41 points in a 85-57 landslide. Before the 5-foot-11 guard wreaked havoc on the court, he did his share of raising Cain at home. During a telephone interview last night, Richardson explained with his mother in the background. "One day I was put on punishment.
SPORTS
January 29, 2015 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
It's a wonder Villanova forward Josh Hart did not become a baseball player growing up. His father, Moses, was the nephew of the late Elston Howard, the former New York Yankees catcher and 1963 American League MVP, and was "really into baseball," Hart said. "I'm not really sure how I advanced on to basketball but I did it somehow," Hart said with a smile. Then again, the leisurely pace of baseball doesn't look as if it would have fit the Josh Hart everyone sees on the basketball court.
SPORTS
January 21, 2015 | BY AARON CARTER, Daily News Staff Writer cartera@phillynews.com
DERRICK MILLER stood beneath one scoreboard, while his sister Gloria, tears streaming, was stationed under the other. Surrounded by several of their basketball "siblings" yesterday, the only two biological children of Vince Miller - the late, beloved Frankford coach - had just unveiled banners in their father's memory. "Welcome to the Vince Miller Memorial Court," the banners read, in part. The dedication came before Frankford defeated Sankofa, 67-58, yesterday behind 22 points from Demetrius White and eight assists from Quadire Truesdale.
SPORTS
December 30, 2014 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
Alynna Williams wasn't using her speed. She knew it, and her father, Wallace Williams, knew it, too. Wallace told his daughter, the point guard for Plymouth Whitemarsh High, that she was almost always going to be the fastest person on the basketball court. She needed to utilize it, he said. The other team shouldn't be able to guard her, Alynna Williams recalled her father telling her after a summer league game. The conversation helped something click for the senior. Now, after a lot of practice, she knows how to use her quickness, her second gear.
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