February 1, 2016 |
When he was captain of the track team at La Salle College, in the decade when the international four-minute mile was broken in 1954, Edward McCabe's best time as a miler was 4 minutes, 17 seconds, his family said. Mr. McCabe was prominent enough that in 1957, he competed in a 1,000-meter race at an invitational event at Madison Square Garden. But his family seemed proudest that in 1980, when he was 46, his racing history qualified him for the Boston Marathon. "He did not have a good race," his daughter, Mary McCabe, said, but he was legitimate enough that "he had run two marathons to qualify.
January 29, 2016
A member of the Radnor Township Board of Commissioners has thrown her hat into the ring as a Democratic candidate for the seat to be vacated by House Appropriations Chairman Rep. Bill Adolph. Elaine Paul Schaefer has served six years on the board including two terms as the chairman, and is chair of the Open Space Committee. Prior to serving on the board, Schaefer co-founded and served as executive director of the Radnor Conservancy. Schaefer, an attorney, graduated from Boston College and William and Mary Law School.
January 18, 2016 |
Switching between sports is obviously no problem for Germantown Academy's Kyle McCloskey. After throwing the football around in front of Northwestern offensive coordinator Mick McCall and meeting with Penn State boss James Franklin on Thursday and Friday, respectively, he aided in a pair of victories on the hardwood. The quarterback-turned-swingman delivered a career-high 28 points, 10 rebounds, 2 blocks, and an assist to spark GA past Friends' Central, 73-53, in the Kobe Bryant/Philly.com/Rally Classic on Saturday afternoon at Philadelphia University.
December 28, 2015
GEORGIA Atlanta airport sets a one-year record Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport said it hit a major milestone Sunday. The airport that calls itself the world's busiest announced on its social media sites said it served its 100 millionth passenger this year. That makes it the first single airport to serve that number of passengers in one calendar year. The passenger earning the distinction is Larry Kendrick of Gulfport, Miss., who will receive a Nissan Altima, two free Delta round-trip plane tickets, and a $500 gift card.
November 10, 2015 |
The idea that Penn lured Steve Donahue back to town with a rowhouse and an above-ground pool in Delaware County - as one of his Big Five brethren ribbed at a Coaches vs. Cancer event last week - works, since the new Quakers coach is about as local as local gets. In fact, Donahue is living with his mother in Delaware County until his family gets down here. However, an easy misconception about the Cardinal O'Hara and Ursinus graduate, the former Monsignor Bonner and Penn assistant, is that the coach back in town is the same guy who left.
November 6, 2015 |
CALGARY - Johnny Gaudreau spent half his summer at home in South Jersey and the other half in Boston as he works toward finishing his degree in communications at Boston College. He still has four courses to go at the school, which allowed him the avenue to dazzle hockey fans all over the world. Gaudreau, who won the Hobey Baker Award in 2014, said after Thursday's morning skate in Calgary - before his Flames took on his hometown Flyers - that he'll likely be finished his degree in about two or three summers.
October 29, 2015 |
TEMPLE COACH Matt Rhule talked to his former boss, Al Golden, on Monday, some 24 hours after the former Owl coach was let go by Miami before completing his fifth season. "He was just fired up for us," Rhule said. "Sometimes, like everything in life, (it's) wrong place, wrong time or just not the fit. I'm unbelievably grateful for the opportunity Al gave me (by putting him on his staff in 2006). Temple should be unbelievably grateful for what he did when he came here. From when I first got here to when Al left (in 2010)
October 28, 2015 |
When the Council Rock South field hockey team faces off against Downingtown East in the second round of the District One Class AAA tournament Wednesday afternoon, the odds will be stacked against the Golden Hawks. Downingtown East, the No. 2 seed in the playoffs, has lost just once in 18 matches this season. But one thing No. 18 Council Rock South will have going in its favor is Caroline McGovern. McGovern, a junior, has scored 33 goals in 19 games, breaking the school record of 26 that she set last season.
October 17, 2015 |
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - It was almost five years ago that Mark Herzlich was an undrafted free agent. The Conestoga High product had already beaten cancer. Now he was trying to reach the NFL. Herzlich turned down an offer to play in a minor league, choosing instead to bide his time until an NFL franchise called. And he got his chance in July of 2011 when the New York Giants invited him to training camp. Herzlich, who starred at Boston College, made the most of it. He made the Giants that summer and has never left.
October 1, 2015 |
STEVE DONAHUE made an assumption when he left Fran Dunphy's staff at Penn to become head coach at Cornell. "I thought I would get great players to come up from Philly, do what we did at Penn," Donahue said. After five years of beating his head against that wall, Donahue discovered a numerical way. "I figured out I had to play differently," Donahue said. "I had to play smarter, I had to play faster. Part of it is attracting kids because it's a fun way to play. " His tenure at Cornell ended with three consecutive Ivy League titles and a 2010 Sweet 16 appearance.