December 19, 2013 |
WHEN CRAIG BERUBE plugged Scott Hartnell to play alongside Wayne Simmonds and Brayden Schenn last week, the critics came out of the woodwork to point out that it's a line full of similar playing styles. Berube does not deny that. In fact, that's what he likes about his newest combination. Last night, against the Capitals, they also happened to be one of the Flyers' best lines - until Schenn left the game late in the second period after a nasty charge from Tom Wilson. "It's a big line," Berube said.
May 22, 2013
THE MAYOR and City Council agree that the school district needs more money. After that, they part ways - once again. Mayor Nutter has proposed three solutions to the district's request for $60 million: increase delinquent tax collections to raise $28 million; up the across-the-bar drink tax from 10 percent to 15 percent to raise about $22 million; impose a $2-a-pack local tax on cigarettes sold in Philadelphia to raise $45 million this year....
April 15, 2013
For those of us whose packing includes a just-in-case stash of dining utensils, here's an excellent alternative to raiding the kitchen drawers or making due with those awful plastic knife-fork-spoon sets you get at carryout places. Zelco offers Mangia!, a lightweight, stainless-steel flatware set made to be mobile. The fork and spoon nest together in a slot in the knife handle. A sturdy plastic snap-on cover holds the combo firmly in place and keeps the business end of the utensils clean in transport and storage (only the knife handle is left exposed)
January 30, 2013 |
THE ASSIGNMENT was to decide on the five best Big 5 guard combinations and what made them so good. After contemplating the magnitude of that task, I made a decision. I would only consider the combos I have seen in my quarter-century of covering the Big 5, with a nod toward the great combos that played long before I saw my first City Series game. I was not thinking I would take one combo from each school, but that is exactly how it came out, again with a look back at history, concentrating on all Big 5 players and Player of the Year winners.
January 9, 2013 |
TUESDAY marked the first time John Davis had to walk through the halls at Ss. Neumann-Goretti High coming off a Catholic League basketball loss. Enjoyable, it wasn't. "The first look on all the kids' faces was disappointment, like we'd really let the school down," Davis said. "Then we were getting the questions, mostly like, 'How could that have possibly happened? . . . What was up with you guys?' "All day, I was doing a lot of soul-searching. I was thinking about the game from the time it started to the time it ended.
April 1, 2012 |
Tylor Love looks like a shortstop and acts like a shortstop. He's rangy, sure-handed, a quiet leader with his teammates' complete trust. Nick Tierno looks like a second baseman and acts like a second baseman. He's quick, athletic, and a little louder than his buddy on the other side of the bag. Put the two of them together on a baseball field, and Eastern coach Rob Christ hears a symphony inspired by their synchronicity. "It's artistry," Christ said of his double-play combination.
March 31, 2012
S. Jersey's Top Middle-Infield Combos Here are some of the best shortstop-second baseman combinations in South Jersey. Tylor Love, senior shortstop, and Nick Tierno, junior second baseman, Eastern. Love is a smooth defender and tough out at the plate. Tierno excels at turning the double play and is an explosive offensive player. Rob Taylor, senior shortstop, and Joe Lagrossa, senior second baseman, Cherry Hill East. These are three-year starters who combined to turn 22 double plays last season.
March 29, 2012 |
John H. Adee, 71, a retired Cigna executive and vice president of West Conshohocken Borough Council, died of cardiopulmonary failure, Tuesday, March 20, at Presbyterian Hospital in Philadelphia. Mr. Adee became involved in borough affairs in 1998, after he and his wife, Annelouise "Pinky," built a home in the Merion Hills section of West Conshohocken. He served on the borough sewer commission and the zoning committee and had been a member of council since October 2010. He cared about borough workers and listened to their concerns, his wife said.
March 29, 2012 |
Daily News All-City Basketball Team THOSE FOLKS inclined to think of Maurice "Doo-Wop" Watson as a pump-machine scorer must not have witnessed the feature attraction of the recent Public League Coaches' All-Star Classic. Or any of his games, really. Yes, Watson scored 17 points that night. But he also dished 11 assists, posting many off passes that caused numerous eyebrows to raise. Nothin' new there. Watson, a 5-10 senior guard/whirlwind from Boys' Latin Charter, is our choice for Player of the Year in connection with the 2011-12 Daily News All-City Basketball Team.
March 12, 2012 |
SINCE HIS disposition is permanently stationed on the blinding side of sunny, Tyrell Long would have been cool with mostly-a-spectator status through his entire sophomore basketball season. Playing is a whole lot more enjoyable, though, and when you can wind up being a star in a game that goes down in history . . . Euphoria, anyone? Bishop McDevitt High now owns a second postseason win in 49 years of Catholic League hoops membership, and Long, a 6-4, 180-pound forward, was prominent in its attainment.