November 30, 1998 |
A man named Chic D'Angelo is coaching at Bristol. Forty years ago, that wasn't news. From the 1955-56 season through the 1972-73 season, Anthony "Chic" D'Angelo coached Bristol basketball and racked up 258 victories. Now it's his son John who is in charge of the Warriors. That Chic has taken over after having been an assistant coach at Bristol and Harry S Truman for the last 12 years. "I basically grew up in that [Bristol] gym," said D'Angelo, a 1976 Bristol graduate who played one year of varsity basketball.
January 31, 1989 |
Fortunately for Josh D'Angelo of Haverford, he gets stronger during the course of a race. It's fortunate because D'Angelo seems to start every race slowly. He lags behind and looks like just another also-ran. On Saturday at an indoor meet at Lehigh University, D'Angelo was in last place after one lap of the Division 1 (larger schools) 2-mile race. But slowly, lap by lap, D'Angelo increased his pace and began working his way through the pack. "I don't have speed, I have endurance," D'Angelo said.
November 6, 1990 |
Josh D'Angelo of Haverford High was a man with a mission at Saturday's PIAA state championship cross-country meet at Penn State University. The week before, D'Angelo - the pre-race favorite - had finished fourth at the District 1 championship meet. Now he was ready to make up for what he called his one bad meet of the season and take his best shot at winning the state meet. A mile into the race, it looked as if D'Angelo was headed for another disappointing day. He got off to a big start, got caught in the middle of a pack of runners and wasn't able to move out with the leaders.
April 11, 1997 |
Joseph D. D'Angelo, a restaurant owner and youth sports coach from Roxborough, died Tuesday of cancer. He was 37. A popular, well-loved man in his neighborhood, D'Angelo overcame a crippling blood disorder as a boy and went on to play football in high school and college. When he was diagnosed with cancer last August, D'Angelo remained optimistic. "He was a fighter," said his wife, Patricia. "He was making plans a week before he died about going on a cruise. " News of his death brought silence to the normally raucous lunchroom at Holy Family School, where nearly every child knew D'Angelo through his coaching and volunteering.
November 19, 1989 |
Joanne D'Angelo Twele, the vivacious cashier from Yummie's Bake Shop in Drexel Hill, died Nov. 5 in Bryn Mawr Hospital. Born in Philadelphia, Mrs. Twele lived in Bryn Mawr most of her life. Mrs. Twele had the uncanny ability to make friends anywhere, her friends said, including Yummie's, where she loved meeting and greeting the customers. "She was a magnet; people were drawn to her," said Dolores Andrews, Twele's friend for 37 years. "She had the uncanny ability of making everyone feel alive and excited about being alive.
March 4, 1991 |
Haverford High's Josh D'Angelo can finally breath a sigh of relief. After several near misses, the senior bagged his first state championship on Saturday at Lehigh University. D'Angelo overpowered the field to win the 2- mile run in 9 minutes, 37.42 seconds. "It feels great after coming so close," said D'Angelo, who has been one of the state's top distance runners for the last three years. D'Angelo seemed in peak form heading into the race. Coach Mike Ahlum had been holding him back all winter, refusing to let his star run too fast or too often in unimportant meets and burn himself out. On Feb. 25, in an invitational at Princeton University, D'Angelo had his chance to go fast and finished second in the 2-mile in a very quick 9:27.
October 10, 1989 |
There are a lot of good cross-country runners. But not too many have what it takes to be great. "The biggest fear of any cross-country runner is that you'll go out too fast and die at the finish and everyone will pass you," Haverford High assistant coach Jay Williams said. "What separates the good runners from the great ones is that they aren't afraid to go out fast and take that chance. " Even though he didn't win Saturday's Steel City Invitational at Coatesville, the Fords' Josh D'Angelo showed he has the courage to be a champion.
July 21, 2011 |
Some might argue that Nico D'Angelo committed too early. And with just cause. The 6-foot-4, 275-pounder, who will be a senior at Holy Spirit, was starting to attract more Football Bowl Subdivision attention. The offensive lineman had offers from Tulane and Buffalo, while Rutgers, Temple, and Central Florida were expressing interest. But . . . "Big-time football, all the bells and whistles, are not really important to me," said D'Angelo, who orally committed to Football Championship Subdivision program Villanova on June 27. "What I want is a good education and good football.
July 29, 2015 |
Some call it a house party, others a "sing-in. " Whatever it's called, the musical event that goes on every Tuesday at D'Angelo's Ristorante Italiano in Center City is hard to fit into two words. Certainly there are other open-mic sessions out there, but none just like this, the only one of its kind in Center City. Every Tuesday night for five years, an accomplished pianist/accompanist named Tom Adams, who has worked closely with the likes of Bette Midler and Cybill Shepherd, accompanies a group of singers, mainly amateur and semipros, who sing songs from Tin Pan Alley and Broadway musicals past and present.
April 29, 2015 |
As he pored over game film and prepared his Penn State players for their second game against D'Angelo Russell and Ohio State last season, Pat Chambers devised what he believed to be a sound and smart game plan. Chambers grew up in Newtown Square and coached under Jay Wright at Villanova, and over the phone Monday, he had only to remember those recent study sessions and their aftermath to acknowledge how fortunate his hometown NBA team would be to draft Russell in June. Russell had made just four of his 13 shots from the field against Penn State during a 20-point Buckeyes victory in Columbus on Feb. 11. Three weeks later, ahead of a rematch at the Bryce Jordan Center on March 4, Chambers trusted that the same strategy that the Nittany Lions had employed once would work again: Use several players to face-guard and trap Russell over the entire floor, disrupt him, wear him down.