March 20, 2004 |
Brett Manney will always have the courts this summer down the Shore in Ocean City, N.J. But it was hard for the 6-foot-3 Holy Ghost Prep senior to accept the fact that he played his last high school basketball game last night in the PIAA Class AAA state championship game against Moon High School. Manney's hopes of graduating with a state championship evaporated in a 52-50 loss to Moon at the Giant Center. But Manney, a forward, will certainly have a lot of good memories after scoring a game-high 20 points and pulling down seven rebounds.
April 22, 1996 |
South Jersey high school graduates are anchoring the midfield for some of the nation's top women's college lacrosse teams. Megan Skahan, a senior midfielder who graduated from Shawnee High, scored nine goals and contributed four assists in the first 10 games for the University of Virginia. The Cavaliers were ranked fourth among NCAA Division I schools in the most recent Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association poll. Moorestown graduate Janice Petrella is a junior midfielder for fifth-ranked Princeton.
November 10, 2005 |
Unionville's Kelly Haggerty and Jenkintown's Kelly Barnes have more in common than their first names - brown hair, brown eyes and a friendship the long distance between their schools cannot erode. Each girl loves lacrosse, a common interest that kindled a friendship between the two 17-year-old seniors who first met when teammates on the PA Express lacrosse club team. "We were roommates at a [club] tournament a few years ago and we just hit it off," said Barnes, who invited Haggerty to a Halloween costume party at her school; the duo dressed as the Doublemint Twins.
June 29, 2012 |
CHRIS SANDERSON, a former Wings coach and player, died Thursday. He was 38. Sanderson died after a 3?1/2-year battle with brain cancer. He played goaltender for the Wings in 2001 and 2002 and was an assistant coach with them from 2005 to '11. He also played for Baltimore and New Jersey during his 5-year career. He played college lacrosse at Virginia. He was the starting goaltender for the Canadian national team that won the world championships in 2006.
March 22, 2012 |
Matthew James Davis, 28, of Kennett Square, an account manager with Verizon Communications, a lacrosse player, and an Eagle Scout, died Saturday, March 17, of injuries suffered when he was struck by a car on Baltimore Pike near his home. Mr. Davis was trying to retrieve his dog, Bella, who had run across the road. He had raised the three-year-old American Staffordshire terrier since she was a puppy, his father, Jim, said. He loved animals and, when he was growing up, helped raise many dogs, cats and rabbits, his father said.
May 27, 1993 |
Growing up in a household with seven brothers and three sisters turned out to be perfect on-the-job training for Chris Corr, now a budding scorer for the Archbishop Carroll boys' lacrosse team. For any lacrosse attackman, the ability to operate in cramped quarters, namely the crease, is an important attribute. Crowds around the goalmouth aren't a problem for Corr, because, as he joked, "Sometimes it's even crowded in the hallways in our house. " Oddly, Corr has made a slight departure from the others in the hall.
June 16, 2011 |
It's certainly not rare to see the best South Jersey girls' lacrosse players move on en masse to top-tier college lacrosse programs, and this season is no different. All eight seniors on this year's Inquirer first team are set to play in college. Ten of the 12 first-team selections are Division I recruits. Stephanie Toy, a junior Notre Dame recruit, finished 2011 with 72 goals, 52 assists, and 45 ground balls. She is one of four Moorestown Division I recruits on this year's first team.
May 5, 2011 |
They all had a story - a reason why they were involved. When PPL Park hosts the inaugural Fall Brawl for a Cure college lacrosse tournament in October, it will be for more than just pride for the four teams involved. To them, it's another major step in efforts to eradicate cancer. Villanova, Stony Brook, Loyola (Md.) and Siena College will highlight an all-day tournament benefiting the American Cancer Society on Saturday, Oct. 22. Youth games will be played on adjacent fields set up around the stadium starting at 9 a.m., before the pairing of Stony Brook and Loyola at 3 p.m., followed by Siena and Villanova, currently ranked eighth in the nation.
June 17, 2011 |
It's certainly not rare to see the best South Jersey girls' lacrosse players move on en masse to top-tier college lacrosse programs, and this season is no different. All eight seniors on this year's Inquirer first team are set to play in college. Ten of the 12 first-team selections are Division I recruits. Stephanie Toy , a junior Notre Dame recruit, finished 2011 with 72 goals, 52 assists, and 45 ground balls. She is one of four Moorestown Division I recruits on this year's first team.
May 8, 2004 |
The Philadelphia Barrage, the area's new professional field lacrosse team, will practice at Villanova Stadium from 12:15 to 4 this afternoon. The practice will include a scrimmage against the MAB Paints-Philadelphia men's lacrosse team, beginning at 2 p.m. Players will be available to sign autographs and meet with fans after the scrimmage. The practice is open and free to the public. The Barrage, who have relocated from Bridgeport, Conn., will open the Major League Lacrosse season against the New Jersey Pride at Villanova Stadium on May 22. For ticket information, call the Barrage at 888-450-7802.