March 12, 2015 |
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.
September 22, 2014 |
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.
June 2, 2012 |
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.
November 14, 2011 |
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.
May 24, 2011 |
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.
October 18, 2010 |
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.
October 28, 2009 |
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.
June 26, 2009 |
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.
February 6, 2009 |
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.
November 26, 2008 |
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.