July 22, 2014 |
When the Eagles hired Bill Davis, the immediate impulse was to check his record as a defensive coordinator. It was not promising. At two previous stops, Davis' defenses never stood among the best in the NFL, never were more than middling in major statistics, and mostly ranked near the bottom. There was obvious concern that the offensive- and special-teams-minded Chip Kelly had chosen the wrong man to head the side of the ball he spends the least amount of time directing. A year later, Davis appears to have quelled some of the initial fears that were compounded by a slow start last season.
June 26, 2014 |
Recent Delsea grad Bryan Dobzanski was intent on attending the University of Louisville on a baseball scholarship until the St. Louis Cardinals made him an offer he couldn't refuse. A 29th-round draft choice of St. Louis earlier this month, the hard-throwing righthander said Tuesday night that he would sign with the Cardinals on Thursday in Florida. The slot value for all draft choices selected after the 10th round is $100,000, but Dobzanski said he would be signing for considerably more.
June 24, 2014 |
ST. LOUIS - It was a successful trip that ended on a sour note. Make that two sour notes. The Phillies won their first five games on the trip, but they dropped the last two, including Sunday's 5-3 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium. A week ago, the Phillies appeared buried after a 3-0 loss to the Chicago Cubs left them 61/2 games out of first place. They did gain ground on the trip that began with a three-game sweep in Atlanta, but not enough to really know if they are going to be buyers or sellers by the July 31 trade deadline.
June 24, 2014 |
"Sha-la-la-la-la-la, live for today And don't worry 'bout tomorrow" - "Let's Live for Today," The Grass Roots AH, WHAT THE hell . . . Go for it. I mean, I'd love to believe the Phillies could flip some of their veterans in the next month and get some future stars. But I don't. They could deal Cliff Lee or Cole Hamels, or even Chase Utley, but I've seen the fruits of the first Cliff Lee deal and the second Hunter Pence deal and well, this administration has fared much better trading for veteran stars than dealing them.
June 23, 2014 |
ST. LOUIS - Cole Hamels was pitching - and hitting - adeptly, but his work on the mound was not enough to keep the Phillies' road roll going. Afterward, Hamels had nothing to say about his performance at the plate or on the mound. On this steamy day in St. Louis, the Phillies ace finally met his match in St. Louis Cardinals righthander Adam Wainwright. Mixing speeds and working both sides of the plate, Wainwright went eight strong innings during Saturday's 4-1 win over the Phillies before 44,789 at sold-out Busch Stadium.
June 21, 2014 |
ST. LOUIS - For Ryan Howard, there really is no place like home. Howard, who hails from St. Louis, has destroyed Cardinals pitching throughout his career. As the Phillies began a four-game series Thursday at Busch Stadium, Howard acknowledged that it has special meaning to play his hometown team. "This is where it all began for me," Howard said before the game. "There are just a lot of memories, seeing friends and family and stuff like that, and it is always a very good, relaxing feeling to come home.
June 20, 2014 |
ST. LOUIS - Cody Asche's mom dropped him off at his baseball game yesterday afternoon. That's one of the perks a St. Louis-area native enjoys when he is a professional ballplayer in town to face the Cardinals. For Asche, though, the most important perk is the one that seems likely to happen today, when the Phillies activate him after nearly a month on the disabled list with a hamstring strain. "The main thing is just getting healthy," he said. Asche says he is fully recovered from the hamstring strain and just waiting for the Phillies to make his comeback official.
March 16, 2014 |
SPRINGFIELD (Delco) A Catholic educator from Lancaster County will become the next president of Cardinal O'Hara High School, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia announced Friday. Thomas Fertal is to begin the job in June, marking a change in leadership as the Delaware County high school also searches for a new principal. Fertal, 46, now principal of Lancaster Catholic High School, will replace William McCusker, who has led the school since 2001 and announced this academic year that he planned to retire.
January 29, 2014
ST. JOSEPH's Prep will begin the 2014 football season as part of the Chicago Catholic League's preseason Kickoff Classic, Aug. 31 at Toyota Park in Bridgewater, Ill. The PIAA Class AAAA champion Hawks will take on Mount Carmel, a two-time state champ and alma mater to former NFL players Donovan McNabb and Simeon Rice, at noon. The rest of the lineup features St. Ignatius vs. Walter Payton Prep at 3 p.m.; and Chicago St. Rita vs. Simeon Career Academy at 6 p.m. Imhotep Charter will begin next season in Ohio against Cardinal Mooney (Ohio)
January 12, 2014 |
Regan Gallagher knows which member of the Upper Dublin girls' basketball team stepped up her game the most after the program lost three starters from last season's extremely successful squad. Without a doubt, it was Kayla McAneney. The senior has been a force for the Cardinals this season, leading the team in points, averaging 18, and becoming a very reliable shooter in clutch situations. So when McAneney went down with a devastating knee injury in the first quarter of Friday night's 53-33 victory over Plymouth Whitemarsh in a Suburban One American game, the Cardinals were understandably shaken up. Instead of allowing the sight of their teammate writhing in pain on the court to get to them, the Cardinals (10-0 overall, 6-0 conference)