May 8, 1998 |
Brian Smith and Jeff West are not likely to forget their first venture into the District 1 doubles tournament, even if their stay in the tourney ends up being a short one. The unseeded Phoenixville seniors played what may well have been the longest two-set doubles match in the history of the tournament yesterday at the Kinetix Sports Club here. When their two-hour-plus match was over they had a 7-6 (17-15), 7-6 (8-6) victory over Upper Dublin's Scott Fredd and Dan Hesney, which puts them in the second round of the tournament today.
March 31, 1998 |
The former vice president of the Marple Newtown Players, a community theater group, has been charged with sexually assaulting two teenage girls after providing them with liquor. Brian D. Smith, 36, of the 200 block of West Jefferson Street, is accused of sexually assaulting one of the girls, then 14, after she missed her ride home from the theater last month. The other assault allegedly happened on New Year's Eve 1996. Smith, who played the male lead in the February production of Snow White, resigned this month, said Richard Russell, president of the theater group, which is based at the Gauntlett Community Center in Newtown Square.
June 21, 1997 |
A 32-year-old real estate appraiser was indicted yesterday by a Burlington County grand jury on charges of aggravated assault and terroristic threats in a case of "road rage," according to Prosecutor Stephen G. Raymond. "For some reason, this man became enraged while driving behind this lady and then attacked her," Raymond said. The incident occurred during the early evening of March 27 when a slightly built 51-year-old Mount Laurel woman, whom Raymond would not identify, was driving home on Route 73 in Mount Laurel.
February 14, 1997 |
When the Oxford Circle neighbors heard the roaring engine and squealing tires, they knew instantly that the cop's kid was at it again. Hearts pounding, parents frantically looked for their kids as the restored '68 Camaro ripped up the driveway, turned onto one-way Kindred Street and streaked the wrong way down the narrow road. At the far end of the 6800 block of Kindred, a woman and her baby were pulling out of a parking space when she saw the speeding Camaro. To avoid a collision, she blindly backed her car out onto Knorr Street into traffic.
October 26, 1996 |
Ouch described the score. In a matchup of Division C playoff hopefuls, Mastbaum routed Edison, 64-0, yesterday in an unexpectedly lopsided Public League football game at Edison. Mastbaum (6-0 overall, 3-0 league) dominated on both sides of the ball, which is easy to understand because the Panthers almost always had the ball. Seven sacks, one interception, two blocked punts and, oh, nine touchdowns would sum it up. Missing their key running back and on average a much shorter team, the Owls (3-2, 2-1)
October 12, 1996 |
The temptation while watching Brian Smith post significant production for Jules Mastbaum Tech's football team is to ask, "Where'd this guy come from?" There was no Brian Smith on the Panthers' 1995 roster, but now there's a Brian Smith, a senior, who makes routine visits to the end zone. Who is this dude? A transfer? Someone brand-new to football? He's the former Brian Hooker. As a part-timer at fullback and halfback, Hooker last season carried 48 times for 314 yards.
April 17, 1995 |
On ice, playing for Unionville High School's hockey team, Brian Smith was a talented defenseman, a swift skater with wonderful agility who possessed the power and finesse to single-handedly beat opposing teams. But Wednesday afternoon, while he was driving his red 1986 Chevrolet Iroc Z-28 sports car, a combination of speed, a sharp turn and a slick surface suddenly became a life-threatening situation for the 18-year-old senior. Less than a half-mile outside West Chester, traveling west on Route 842, Smith encountered a downhill curve at the Brandywine Hall Care Center and lost control.
July 29, 1990 |
Western centerfielder Brian Smith played the role of visionary during the deciding game of the American Legion Lower Bucks County League championship series on Thursday. With Western trailing Falls, 8-7, with one out in the bottom of the seventh inning, Smith stepped up to the plate. He worked Falls relief pitcher Scott Haws to a full count. That's when a famous Phillie came to mind. "I saw Lenny Dykstra get that inside-the-park homer the other night and I thought, Wouldn't it be great if I got an inside-the-parker to tie it up," Smith said.
May 29, 1986 |
You can add Brian Smith's name to the long list of people who excel at one endeavor, but cannot find true exhilaration until they master another. And, considering the way Smith has pitched during the second half of St. John Neumann's baseball season, who could blame him for wanting to forsake shortstop forever? A strong arm does not a pitcher make. But when the arm is complemented by an ample supply of brassiness, a fellow can double his value as well as his fun. Just before the sixth inning of yesterday's Catholic South semifinal at Swarthmore College, Neumann coach Bob Santore, whose team held a 11-6 bulge over Monsignor Bonner, commented to players, substitutes and nearby fans alike, "Hey, it's not over until we get on the bus . . . And we better be smiling.