CollectionsBreathing Room
IN THE NEWS

Breathing Room

FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
January 30, 1989 | By Ray Doyle, Special to The Inquirer
The host Kennett Blue Demons downed a determined Unionville team, 52-48, on Friday in the most important Southern Chester County League game played to date. By winning, the Demons upped their league mark to 6-0 to take a two-game lead over Unionville, which fell to 4-2. "It was a real big game to get out of the way," said Ed Hoffman, the Demons' coach. "It gives us some breathing room as far as the regular season standings are concerned, although I'm sure we'll see them again in the playoffs.
NEWS
May 29, 1988 | By Wendy Walker, Special to The Inquirer
Representatives of the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection, Lionville, have said that they need to expand more than zoning allows to serve a growing congregation. The church, on Sharp Lane, has proposed building a 350-seat worship hall that would include offices, a library, a nursery and Sunday-school rooms as an addition to its current 100-seat church and meeting room, as well as a separate fellowship hall, where church dinners and wedding receptions could be held. Because the proposed buildings and required parking spaces would cover 17 percent more of the 4.7-acre site than zoning allows, the church sought a variance from the Uwchlan Zoning Hearing Board on Wednesday.
SPORTS
September 13, 1996 | By Chris Morkides, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Adam Schembs isn't big as far as defensive lineman go, but the 6-foot, 185-pound Ridley senior came up with the big play in his team's 28-0 win over Radnor in football yesterday. Ridley was leading, 13-0, early in the third quarter, and its offense was struggling. The Green Raiders needed a lift. Schembs and his defensive mates provided it. Schembs picked up Rich Gross' fumble and rumbled 24 yards for a touchdown with 9 minutes, 33 seconds left in the period. Jack McGlone passed to Jeff Tinney for the two-point conversion, and the Green Raiders suddenly had breathing room against Radnor's suffocating defense.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 13, 1996 | By Carrie Rickey, INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
Most of us measure the days between Thanksgiving and Christmas in cash outflow and caloric intake. Kathy and David, attractive New Yorkers in a relationship that flickers off and on like holiday lights, measure the season in volts. Will their couplehood burn steady or burn out? For the two anxious years that the pretty animator and the part-time English teacher have been together and apart, the question has suffocated them. Breathing Room, a modest but amiable romantic comedy from rookie director Jon Sherman, is about the prelude to their final solution.
SPORTS
December 28, 2003 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Shawn Boney broke a 1-1 tie in the second quarter and then gave the Kixx added insurance in the fourth with another goal as they beat the host Cleveland Force, 4-2, last night in a Major Indoor Soccer League game. Kixx defender Drew Kopp scored at 3 minutes, 23 seconds of the third quarter to make the score 3-1. The Force (4-8) drew to within a goal at 3-2 in the fourth quarter before Boney's second goal gave the Kixx (9-4) some breathing room. Goalie and eight-year veteran Stuart Dobson (1-0)
NEWS
October 19, 1994 | By Chris Morkides, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Shipley goalie Zoe Ehrlich had plenty of company during the Gators' 2-0 Inter-Academic League field hockey win over Notre Dame yesterday. If the Shipley junior wanted to talk to her teammates, they were usually nearby. If she wanted to chat with opposing players, they also were in the vicinity. The entire game really wasn't played within breathing distance of the Shipley net. It only seemed that way. "They put on a lot of pressure," said Ehrlich, who survived the pressure to notch her eighth shutout of the season.
SPORTS
November 12, 2000 | By Joe Santoliquito, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
La Salle's Ryan Parfitt used his considerable speed to break open a close game with two fourth-quarter touchdowns last night as the Explorers downed Archbishop Ryan, 28-7, in the first round of the Catholic League Red Division football playoffs at Plymouth-Whitemarsh. With the victory, the Explorers (9-2) advanced to the Red Division semifinals against Cardinal O'Hara. Ryan dropped to 4-6 overall. Parfitt, a 5-foot-9, 170-pounder, finished with 133 yards rushing on 19 carries.
NEWS
May 4, 1992 | By David T. Shaw, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
After Wednesday's practice, Bishop Shanahan's Brian Boyko and Jeff Ott took to playing home run derby with a couple of other teammates. That's the old game where you set yourself a considerable distance from a fence and try to hit the ball over. "I hit a few homers," Boyko said with a smile. On Thursday, in a crucial game against Southern Chester County League rival Unionville, that light-hearted contest from the previous day seemed to carry over and help sink the Indians.
SPORTS
December 4, 1990 | By Mel Greenberg, Special to The Inquirer
The shot selection was awful. The execution was poor. The turnovers were numerous. You call this basketball? Why, certainly. And it was delightful. La Salle and St. Joseph's went at it with a crackling intensity last night in a Women's Big Five game that was decided in the last five minutes, when the Hawks' veterans took control and produced a 66-55 victory at St. Joseph's Fieldhouse. Rita Balaban led St. Joe's with 20 points, including a three-point play with 4 minutes, 14 seconds to play.
SPORTS
November 26, 2008 | By Kate Fagan INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Through 14 games this season, the 76ers have rarely resembled the playoff-bound team they were expected to be. There have been flashes - strong quarters, sometimes even halves - but mostly the Sixers have struggled through the first portion of their schedule. The latest games were supposed to allow them to gain a little breathing room between themselves and .500. Instead, after finishing a five-game stretch against sub-.500 teams, the Sixers are 7-7 and staring at a much more difficult road.
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Next »
ARTICLES BY DATE
SPORTS
March 12, 2015 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
BETHLEHEM, Pa. - A fractured left hand three games into the regular season turned Imhotep Charter senior captain Devin Liggeons from participant to spectator. "It's such a hard thing to go through, especially when it's your last year of high school," the 6-foot-3, 180-pound wing guard said. "You do your best to be patient with the process, but you really want to be out there. " Liggeons has returned for the team's stretch run, and Andre Noble couldn't be happier to have No. 24 back on the hardwood.
SPORTS
September 22, 2014 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - With two of Penn State's victories this season having come on a last-second field goal and a touchdown in the final 73 seconds, the Nittany Lions defense certainly was happy to have a relatively easy game for a change. "It's always nice to win in this fashion" linebacker Mike Hull said Saturday after the Lions crushed Massachusetts, 48-7. "You get a lot of younger guys in to get experience and also some of the older guys who have paid their dues. " Added linebacker Brandon Bell, "The tough ones feel better at the end, but a win is a win. It builds our confidence as a team every time we win. " A Massachusetts guy Redshirt freshman D.J. Crook, who received the mop-up assignment in relief of Christian Hackenberg for the final quarter-and-a-half of the game, was pleased to be able to get on the field against UMass.
NEWS
June 2, 2012 | By Chris Melchiorre, FOR THE INQUIRER
In six innings of work, it was one of the only mistakes made by Lenape pitcher Kevin Milley. "It was a fastball," Cherokee centerfielder Jordan Glover said. "I just stayed aggressive and turned on it. " The result was a sixth-inning home run that easily cleared the 340-foot sign in left-center field. It was the final run of the Chiefs' 3-0 home win over Lenape on Friday in the South Jersey Group 4 baseball final. Glover's 360-foot-plus shot came one at-bat after the centerfielder, the team's No. 3 hitter, beat out a bunt for a single and eventually scored in the fourth inning.
SPORTS
November 14, 2011 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
TOMS RIVER, N.J. - Eastern High School's remarkable streak of state titles in field hockey turned 13 on Sunday. Like many teenagers, it went through a difficult stretch. That was at halftime of the Group 4 championship game, when Eastern was tied, 1-1, with Bridgewater-Raritan despite a clear advantage in possession and field position. "It just made us more eager," said Eastern junior Carly Celkos, who scored the game's first goal. "We were like, 'OK, let's go. Let's turn it on in the second half.' " In typical fashion, Eastern found another gear, cruised past another opponent, and clinched another state title, this one by a 5-2 score on a cool, breezy afternoon at Toms River East.
NEWS
May 24, 2011 | By Ryan Lucas, Associated Press
MISRATA, Libya - Less than two weeks after wresting itself free from a brutal siege and pushing Moammar Gadhafi's forces out of rocket range, the rebel-held city of Misrata is taking its first steps toward normalcy. The city, the only major urban center in western Libya under rebel control, was the scene of some of the heaviest fighting since the Libyan uprising began Feb. 15. The ferocity of the struggle over Misrata is evident downtown in the charred hulks of tanks, pockmarked and blown-out buildings, and sand berms across intersections.
SPORTS
October 18, 2010 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
Roy Oswalt looked like a fire truck en route to trouble as, with his high red socks, his red helmet and red jacket ablaze, he sped toward third base in the seventh inning Sunday night. The Phillies held a 2-1 lead, there was only one out, Ryan Howard was on deck and, with a pitcher running, third-base coach Sam Perlozzo thought it prudent to throw up a stop sign. But the Phils pitcher, knowing his team was feeling the heat after Roy Halladay's Game 1 loss in this NL Championship Series, didn't want to see this scoring opportunity extinguished.
SPORTS
October 28, 2009 | By MARCUS HAYES, hayesm@phillynews.com
NEW YORK - It was the sort of postseason at-bat Alex Rodriguez never used to have. Angels righthander Ervin Santana entered in the eighth inning of Game 6 of the American League Championship Series on Sunday. He faced Rodriguez first. He kept the ball low. Santana drilled two fastballs to run a 1-0 count to 1-2. He missed again, to make it 2-2 ? an intentional miss, a miss designed to make Rodriguez fish if he wanted it. Then, Angels catcher Mike Napoli set up low and inside, near where the other two called strikes crossed.
SPORTS
June 26, 2009 | By Marc Narducci INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Haddon Heights receiver Chris Roundtree is among the more versatile athletes in South Jersey. He was a standout in football, basketball, and track, and his versatility played a key role in his final football game. Playing offense and defense, Roundtree scored one touchdown and prevented another as the White beat the Blue, 30-18, in last night's annual Adam Taliaferro Foundation All-Star Football Classic at Rowan University. The game was played before a huge crowd and is the biggest fund-raiser for the Adam Taliaferro Foundation, which has raised more than $300,000 in helping others with spinal injuries since its formation in 2001.
NEWS
February 6, 2009 | By Adrienne Lu and Jonathan Tamari INQUIRER TRENTON BUREAU
Gov. Corzine hopes to revive a proposal to give towns a break on their pension payments over the next three years by making some key changes to address the concerns of local leaders. The plan would allow towns to pay only half of what actuaries say they should to cover the current fiscal year's liabilities, then 60 percent in 2010 and 80 percent in 2011. Legislation on the issue stalled in the Senate for lack of support in December. Corzine's fellow Democrats have a 23-17 majority in the Senate, but a number of Democrats joined all the Republicans in opposing the bill, saying the state should live up to its obligations to employees.
SPORTS
November 26, 2008 | By Kate Fagan INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Through 14 games this season, the 76ers have rarely resembled the playoff-bound team they were expected to be. There have been flashes - strong quarters, sometimes even halves - but mostly the Sixers have struggled through the first portion of their schedule. The latest games were supposed to allow them to gain a little breathing room between themselves and .500. Instead, after finishing a five-game stretch against sub-.500 teams, the Sixers are 7-7 and staring at a much more difficult road.
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Next »
|
|
|
|
|