December 27, 2013 |
JAMAR BRISBON knew he would be here someday. Well, not exactly here per se. Boys' Latin actually had no clue it would play Maritime Charter yesterday at the Gustine Recreation Center until the Constitution Christmas Tournament found a late opening. BL's schedule lost three opponents in 2 days, second-year head coach R.J. McDaniel said, after three teams asked out because of roster and scheduling issues. So, a matchup with Central would have fit until McDaniel was notified on Tuesday that his 3A Division B squad would face 2A Division E Maritime.
November 9, 2013 |
Emmanuel Sloan doubled as Boys' Latin's leading rusher and shutdown defender Thursday afternoon, as the Warriors rolled at Olney, 20-12, in a nonleague football game. The 5-foot-8 senior ran for 176 yards on 24 carries and also added an interception. Troy Hester, a sophomore quarterback, rushed for 35 yards and threw for 59. He found Damere Gilbert for a 50-yard touchdown in the first quarter and later tacked on two short touchdown rushes. Sultan Johns had a pair of interceptions for Olney, and Kadir Chisholm scored two touchdowns.
November 8, 2013 |
Rain, cold, mud and wind, ideal conditions for running the football, right? "I don't think so," said Boys' Latin running back Emmanuel Sloan. He should know. With a 24-carry, 176-yard performance in yesterday's 20-12 triumph over Olney, Sloan set the school's single-season rushing record (1,219), which was established by Ben Coulibaly (1,140) in 2011. "Perfect conditions for running the football?" said the 5-6, 185-pound senior running back/defensive back as he clutched the game ball.
June 12, 2013 |
U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R., Ky.) said in Philadelphia on Monday that he was trying to rally Americans to join a class-action lawsuit against President Obama's controversial telephone and Internet surveillance programs revealed last week. But when asked whether Edward Snowden, the National Security Agency contractor who leaked the existence of the top-secret programs, should be praised or prosecuted, Paul replied, "I don't know if I have an opinion of what exactly you do. " Paul is seen as a 2016 contender for president, and he pounced on the news that the NSA was collecting phone records from millions of Americans and had direct access to user activities at major Internet companies.
April 24, 2013 |
ANTONIO HARRIS lives on South Ringgold Street, little more than a mile from Citizens Bank Park, and his favorite sport is baseball. So, maybe he can tell some stories about brushes with famous Phillies. Securing an autograph from Ryan Howard. Being tossed a batting-practice ball by Roy Halladay. Dancing on top of the dugout with the Phillie Phanatic. Um, not quite. "My favorite team is the Yankees," Harris said. Yankees?! Seriously?! Should we end this story now?!
February 13, 2013
Boys' Basketball BICENTENNIAL QUARTERFINALS Church Farm 57, Phil-Mont Christian 18 Holy Ghost Prep 53, Christopher Dock 34 Calvary Christian 64, New Hope-Solebury 42 PA. INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS TOURNAMENT FIRST ROUND Malvern Prep 40, Friends' Central 39 Penn Charter 52, Hill School 51 PIONEER ATH CHAMPIONSHIP Perkiomen Valley 44, Methacton 41 PUBLIC LEAGUE A SEMIFINALS Math, Civics & Sciences 93, Strawberry Mansion...
December 22, 2012 |
A game that featured 26 lead changes came down to a final play as Germantown Academy pulled out a 65-63 win over visiting Sanford (Del.) in a nonleague boys' basketball game Friday. Penn State-bound center Julian Moore blocked a shot at the buzzer to secure the triumph over the defending Delaware state champs. James Drury combined on the stop. Germantown Academy earned the win from the foul line. The Patriots shot 22 for 25 and were perfect in the fourth quarter. Lafayette recruit Nick Linder went 6 for 6 from the line down the stretch as the Patriots nursed a three-point lead they took late in the game.
December 16, 2012 |
There might be a lot of things that the La Salle basketball team doesn't want to remember about its first game of the season. Missed free throws, giving up a halftime lead, not having that added vigor in the four minutes of extra time. But that overtime loss to State College a little more than a week ago did more than provide the Explorers with regrets - it also was a learning experience. That experience came in handy Saturday, at Cheltenham's Coaches vs. Cancer tournament, as the Explorers defeated Boys' Latin in overtime, 70-64.
December 15, 2012 |
A former Strawberry Mansion player himself, coach Matt Johnson gathered his players before Thursday's Public League boys' basketball game. "I said if this was going to be our last home opener, then we better make it count," Johnson said. A few hours after they learned Strawberry Mansion is one of 11 high schools slated for closure at the end of the school year, the Knights rallied in overtime to edge visiting Paul Robeson, 65-64. Donovan Barnes led the way with 27 points, including six in the extra period.
December 13, 2012 |
NOT SURE HOW many kids care for chemistry, but it's going to decide the Public League basketball championship. Not the kind of chemistry that comes before math or after history. We mean the not-completely-tangible kind that every team, hopefully, finds a way to achieve. Almost every strong team in the Pub features some to many to an outrageous number of transfers - big surprise, right? - and it'll be interesting to see how holdovers react to newcomers. Maybe the mindset will be all for one, one for all?