October 10, 1997 |
Paulsboro will try to tie a record for consecutive wins when it plays at Haddonfield tonight. Sound familiar? Two years ago, the Red Raiders equaled the South Jersey record of 31 straight wins at Haddonfield. In the same game, Paulsboro quarterback Kevin Harvey broke the South Jersey record for most career points. "I had to present him the ball," said Haddonfield coach Jim Horner, who was the athletic director at the time. "That was weird. I hope we don't have to do that this time.
July 10, 1990 |
Lenny Dykstra can't decide what in the world to do. The Phillies' centerfielder will be making the first All-Star appearance of his career tonight at Wrigley Field. He'll be leading off for the National League and playing centerfield. And, for the life of him, he can't decide whether to savor the moment and prolong it or to jump all over the first pitch from Oakland Athletics righthander Bob Welch, the American League starter. Decisions, decisions. "I know he's going to throw me a first-pitch fastball," Dykstra fretted yesterday.
January 24, 2013 |
Tyler Kaminski's 100th victory was going to be a big moment whenever it happened. But for the West Deptford wrestler to pick it up against the caliber of competition he did Wednesday, and to do it during such a dramatic team victory made it all the sweeter. Kaminski earned a 9-2 decision over district champion Brian Navarro at 120 pounds, and West Deptford beat visiting Haddon Township, 31-30, on a tiebreaker. The match was decided by Criteria D, which uses the number of individual matches won by each school.
December 30, 1994 |
As an annual service to partygoers, here are some New Year's Eve social tips from that well known social arbiter, Slats Grobnik. They are taken from his best-selling book, "My 30 New Year's Eves Without an Arrest. " WHAT TO WEAR The current "in" garments are Edwardian suits for men and maxicoats and dresses for women, or the reverse if you really want to whoop it up. White turtlenecks and bowling-league shirts are no longer tres chic. Regardless of what you wear, the most important consideration is that it can be thrown in the furnace and burned the next day. WHAT TO DRINK Select one favorite beverage and stay with it all evening, and all the next day if you wish.
September 16, 1993 |
John Spence Jr. has done almost all there is to do in a bowling alley. Three perfect games. Thirteen titles on the Junior Bowlers tour. A member of William Paterson College's national championship team in 1992. The Monsignor Bonner graduate will add one more line to his bowling resume this year, however. He will coach the William Paterson men's team and direct the men's and women's programs. "It should be a good experience," said Spence, who took over for Dave Carter at the school in Wayne, N.J. "A lot of preparation is involved.
May 5, 2000 |
CUPID & CATE, 9 p.m. Sunday, Channel 3. "Cupid & Cate," based on a novel with the significantly less alliterative title "Cupid and Diana," could've been structured a little more efficiently. The romantic telefilm spends its first hour spinning its narrative wheels, protractedly spelling out its fairly simplistic plot complications; then, in 15 minutes, a whole bunch of things happen. The final 45 minutes are given over to the rote resolution of that brief, calamitous spurt of narrative.
January 5, 2001 |
Marquita Dobbins might know a little something about basketball. Trying to be a good mother, Marquita has called the basketball coaches at colleges where her son, Demarice, has applied, just to see whether there might be interest. "I didn't really want her to help," Demarice said, laughing. "But if she wants to, I guess I can't stop her. " In future calls, Marquita can add this to her pitch: "My son is pretty darn clutch. " Demarice Dobbins, a 5-11 senior combination guard, yesterday swished a 9-foot, buzzer-beating jumper to lift Parkway over visiting Franklin Learning Center, 49-47, in a Public League game.
February 23, 1990 |
Now the La Salle Explorers can brush the streamers from their heads, sweep the blue and gold balloons from the court and get back to concentrating on basketball. The anticipation and the revelry are finished. That's because Lionel Simmons, the Explorers' brilliant 6-foot, 7-inch senior, last night ended his season-long bid to join the exclusive 3,000-point club in a 100-60 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference victory over Manhattan before 8,136 at the Civic Center. Simmons became only the fifth player in NCAA history to score 3,000, and he did it with a free throw 7 minutes, 16 seconds into the first half.
June 24, 2010
From: Michael Harrington Donovan scores in stoppage time! The greatest moment in the history of U.S. soccer!!! Wooo . . . have to catch my breath. Talk among yourselves. Amazing stuff by Donovan. Right up there with some of the great American sports moments of all time. Going out in a 0-0 tie would have been painful. But isn't it Thursday? Is it really a great moment in American sports if Gonzo hasn't opined on it? No column for Thursday, Kate. Some basketball writer turned soccer scribe is scheduled to dominate Page 2 until the World Cup is over.
October 13, 2008
LOS ANGELES - Out on the field, the Dodgers were finishing up their prep work. Some Phillies had already trickled out onto the field, kibitzing with acquaintances from the other team in that odd baseball routine. The late-afternoon sun had already cast streaks of darkness over the dimensions of Dodgers Stadium, providing a little cover for the solitary figure sitting alone on a bench at the top of the visitors' dugout. "I like being by myself a lot of times," Charlie Manuel had said just minutes before, when he met with the media for the first time since his mother's passing.