February 4, 1986 |
Inside Clarion University's Tippin Gymnasium, a typical wrestling match is taking place. Well, typical for this small rural community, at least. The Clarion cheerleaders are stationed along the edge of the mat in front of the stands. A makeshift student band is set up behind the home bench. The school's mascot, a blue and gold feathered Eagle, is all over the place. As you might have gathered, it is very noisy, even though only about 1,500 people have shown up to watch.
November 19, 1998 |
A good game for a receiver used to mean 100 yards to West Chester junior Kevin Ingram. A great game? Well, that would have been 200 yards. A 400-yard receiving game? That was beyond anything Ingram imagined before he took the field Oct. 31 against Clarion. "I definitely would have laughed if you said I would get 400 yards," said Ingram, a graduate of Harry S Truman High in Levittown. "No matter who it would have been getting it, I would have laughed. " As he went on to collect 401 yards on 13 catches in that game, which West Chester won, 44-40, Ingram suspected he had a pretty good game going.
February 25, 2000 |
Warm weather and a Division I swim program were too much of a lure for Doug Scott. So when the standout backstroke swimmer graduated from Conestoga in 1996, he headed for California State at Northridge to swim instead of Clarion (Pa.), where he had also been recruited heavily. "I was looking for a warmer climate, Cal State-Northridge had a good graphics design program, which I wanted and there was a chance to swim for a D-I [Division I] team," Scott said, recalling his choice.
December 1, 1992 |
Former Manhattan center David Bernsley scored 21 points last night to lead the Upstate Developmental Basketball League Stars, an amateur team from Syracuse, to an 89-80 victory over St. Joseph's in an exhibition game at Alumni Memorial Fieldhouse. Bernard Blunt led the Hawks with 20 points and Carlin Warley added 12 points and 12 rebounds. In other college basketball action: West Chester 73, Adelphi 67 - Damien Blair scored 20 points and three teammates finished in double figures as the Rams (3-1)
November 26, 1997 |
There's no need to question the sanity of Don Martindell, the Philadelphia College of Bible men's basketball coach. He scheduled games against Kutztown, Clarion, Lycoming and Lock Haven for a reason. Martindell believes that by playing NCAA Division II and III teams, the Crimson Eagles will be tough enough to compete in the North Atlantic Christian Conference against the likes of rival Baptist Bible, ranked seventh in the nation in the National Christian College Athletic Association Division II poll.
January 3, 2011 |
MELISSA LYNCH was an actress with the knack of taking on the most diverse of roles and making them true. There was the delicate Sonya in Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya," in which she was attired in 19th-century Russian garb with severely pulled back hair. Then there were the tormented nun in "Agnes of God," the filthy young polio victim in "Bed Bound," the "dead-eyed hippie chick" in "When You Comin' Back Red Ryder. " She also donned the tights of Wonder Woman, played a cardinal's mistress in "The Duchess of Malfi," and a "foul-mouthed and seething" woman in the explosive "boom.
May 17, 1993 |
Mike Power is coming home to a new job in Doylestown, but not at his old school. The Central Bucks East graduate has been named boys' basketball coach at Central Bucks West. Power, a 1976 graduate of East and an assistant coach at Clarion (Pa.) University for the last three years, was the unanimous choice of a three-man committee to replace Wayne Finkbeiner as West coach. "Mike's whole demeanor has been very, very positive," said West athletic director Rod Stone, who was joined on the committee by Walter Smerconish and Adam Skelding, both guidance counselors at the school.
March 10, 1991 |
The town of Clarion sits in Pennsylvania's scrabbled strip mine country. Narvon is a rural crossroads in Lancaster County's rich Amish farm country. The tiny Susquehanna River town of Allenwood is best known as the home of a federal minimum-security prison. Although these communities are about as different as three towns can be, they share two things: All are proposed sites for hazardous waste installations, and the citizenry is up in arms. But after a nearly 15-year hiatus, Pennsylvania, prodded by federal regulations, is poised to issue permits for commercial hazardous waste treatment plants.
March 5, 1998 |
Jen Haring, a sophomore at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, has qualified for the NCAA Division II swimming championships in the 50-yard freestyle and as a member of the school's 4x50 medley relay team. The championships will be held Wednesday through March 14 at Ashland University in Ohio. Haring, a graduate of Upper Dublin, won the 50 freestyle at the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference championships at Clarion on Feb. 19-21 in an NCAA-qualifying time of 24.37 seconds.
January 29, 2002 |
Frank Cornely, a Camden Catholic High graduate, won both of his 184-pound bouts to help Duke University register dual-meet wrestling victories over UNC-Greensboro and Howard recently. Cornely, a Pennsauken native, had a major decision in a 37-7 win over Howard, then had another major as the Blue Devils defeated UNC-Greensboro, 26-13, and raised their dual record to 4-2. In the win over Howard, Duke senior Matt Hoover (Kingsway) posted a 3-1 decision in the 165-pound class.