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February 17, 2013 | The Inquirer Staff
Anthony Averett displayed the speed that makes him one of the nation's top high school football players, as the Woodbury senior finished first in the 55-meter dash at the NJSIAA Group 1 indoor track championships Saturday afternoon in Toms River. Averett finished in 6.50 seconds, edging Haddon Heights' Dominique Irons by four-hundredths of a second. Averett's mark was six-hundredths quicker than his preliminary entry. A star defensive back, Averett has signed to play football at Alabama.
SPORTS
February 13, 2006 | Daily News Wire Services
It's the 100-meter dash on skates, a wild sprint to determine the fastest man on ice. The 500 meters is the race in which speedskater Dan Jansen took his memorable Olympic slips and spills, where Canadian Jeremy Wotherspoon wiped out 4 years ago after just four strides. His tumble cleared the way for American Casey FitzRandolph to capture the gold medal in an Olympic record time: 1 minute, 9.23 seconds. FitzRandolph is back to defend his title against a field that includes fellow American (and fellow 2002 medalist)
SPORTS
June 9, 2012
At the NCAA track and field outdoor championships in Des Moines, Iowa, on Friday, Oregon's English Gardner (Eastern) won the women's 100-meter dash with a time of 11.10 seconds. Louisiana State's Kimberlyn Duncan was second in 11.16, and her Tiger teammate Semoy Hackett was third at 11.33. Oregon's Brianne Theisen won the heptathlon with 6,440 points. Kansas State's Ryann Krais (Methacton) finished 14th overall with 5,516 points after coming in third in the 800 in 2 minutes, 13.55 seconds.
SPORTS
March 21, 1987 | By Gus Ostrum, Special to The Inquirer
Bill "Peanut" Gaines vs. Eddie Johns. Twenty years ago this spring, that rivalry created intense interest among South Jersey track fans, and once attracted a crowd of nearly 4,000 onlookers at Deptford High for the Gloucester County Championships. Gaines, a speedster from Clearview Regional High, and Johns, the former Kingsway High sprinter, met head-to-head just three times during their scholastic careers. The two close friends, whose schools were less than five miles apart, were occasionally the subject of debate as to which was the faster of the two, although by the end of 1967, Gaines had clearly settled that question.
SPORTS
May 21, 2011
Chidi Okezie, of New Media Charter, had three wins and dominated the District 12 Class AA championship meet at Charlie Martin Memorial Stadium. He won the 200-meter dash in 22.25 seconds, took the 400-meter dash in 49.63 seconds and was second in the 100-meter dash in 11.21 seconds. He also was a member of the winning 4 by 100-meter relay (43.79 seconds) with Nate Wilkinson, Avery Brooks and Taurien Wiggins. West Catholic swept the team titles in both boys' and girls' Class AA. West won the boys' title with 113 points and the girls' title with 142 points.
NEWS
May 24, 1989 | Special to The Inquirer / DAVID J. JACKSON
BESTING CHARLIE BROWN, Ryan Jorgensen (left) and Yamelic Barrera dash to get a kite aloft during a kite-flying day last week at the Anna C. Heller School in Mount Holly. Watching are Beverly Styer (right) and Irene Colson.
SPORTS
August 2, 2012
Penn Charter's Daryl Worley, a wide receiver and defensive back, has orally committed to West Virginia. Worley, who was recently clocked at 4.35 seconds in the 40-yard dash, was in Morgantown on Sunday and Monday. A dangerous kick returner, he also considered Pittsburgh and Syracuse. - Rick O'Brien
SPORTS
April 23, 2013
Tale of the tape Height       Weight          Arm length       Hands 6 feet          201 lbs.          32 inches       83/4 in. Combine results 40-yard dash: 4.37 seconds     Bench press: n/a Vertical jump: 36 inches        Broad jump: 122 inches 3-cone drill: 6.95 seconds    20-yd. shuttle: 4.32 sec. Skinny Milliner excels as a press-man corner. He can make good contact at the line and runs with his man downfield after contact.
SPORTS
April 13, 2012
NFL NETWORK analyst Mike Mayock, a Newtown Square resident, will break down each position in advance of the draft for Daily News readers. Here is Part 4 with his take on the tight ends: BEST COBY FLEENER Stanford 6-6, 247 Hand: 10 Arm: 33 3/8 40-yard dash: 4.56 225-bench: 27 Projected Rd.: 2 Mayock: "He's got very good hands and can get vertical. In Stanford's offense, they demand physicality. This kid is not a trained killer.
SPORTS
April 11, 2012
NFL NETWORK analyst Mike Mayock, a Newtown Square resident, will break down each position in advance of the draft for Daily News readers. Here is Part 2 with his take on the running backs: BEST TRENT RICHARDSON Alabama 5-10 1/8, 227 Hand: 9 1/2 40-yard dash: 4.47 225-bench: 25 Projected Rd.: 1 (picks 4-6) Mayock: "Richardson might be the best non-quarterback in the draft. He won't make it past 6. He's as close as I've seen to Adrian Peterson.
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NEWS
May 31, 2014
Even with the city's decision to call off its push to host the 2024 Summer Olympic Games, Mayor Nutter, business leaders, and civic boosters can all be proud of having successfully positioned Philadelphia as a legitimate contender. Given the long odds of any metro area winning such an international race, it was an honor for Philadelphia to be among the 35 cities the U.S. Olympic Committee invited to make a pitch for the Games. The latest effort clearly stood on the shoulders of former Mayor John F. Street's 2006 bid for the 2016 Games, which eventually went to Rio de Janeiro.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 31, 2014 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Stacey Dash for president? Clueless star Stacey Dash angered some in the Twitterverse when she refused to endorse President Obama in the 2012 elections, instead issuing a hearty thumbs-up for GOP challenger Mitt Romney . Hired recently by Fox as a news commentator, the cousin of rap mogul Damon Dash also is dropping hints she may be ready to enter politics. "Eventually," Stacey Dash tells Elle.com. "Yes. I would love that. " Dash, 47, whose appearances in Playboy and a Kanye West music vid make for unusual credits on her CV, explains her political appeal.
SPORTS
May 30, 2014 | BY JAKE KAPLAN, Daily News Staff Writer kaplanj@phillynews.com
FOR ITS FINAL five matches before the Major League Soccer season breaks for the World Cup, the Union had prepared for life without one of its best players. Maurice Edu, summoned to Palo Alto, Calif., for World Cup training camp, was certainly in the mix to make the team to represent the United States in Brazil. But after last Thursday, the night U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann unveiled the 23-man roster, Edu found himself on a flight to Los Angeles to rejoin the Union a few weeks early.
SPORTS
May 16, 2014 | By Thomas Mahon, Inquirer Staff Writer
Swenson's Alexis Collopy didn't have to wait long to avenge her loss to Prep Charter. Six days after the Huskies topped the Lions, Collopy took the mound again in a Public League softball playoff game at Prep Charter on Wednesday afternoon. The junior scattered six hits and struck out nine to power Swenson to a 3-2 win. Collopy sits at 115 strikeouts on the season, marking the third time she reached the 100-strikeout milestone. In other playoff action: Ariel Dranoff went 3 for 3, scored four runs and knocked in three to lead host Central over Mariana Bracetti, 16-1.
NEWS
May 2, 2014 | BY JASON NARK, Daily News Staff Writer narkj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5916
SOMEWHERE in Philadelphia, there's one deer breaking bad news to another. Hundreds of whitetails live all around us like ghosts, congregating in the city's parks and patches of woods, moving around silently via the trails and railways and slivers of undeveloped land. One young buck made a detour into Center City yesterday morning, though, starting somewhere around Point Breeze, according to one eyewitness. "I thought it was a large dog but it was moving way too fast and had a gait unlike any dog I've seen.
NEWS
October 21, 2013 | By Al Haas, For The Inquirer
MIAMI - Since 1968, Toyota has sold 24 million vehicles in this country, and more than nine million of them have been Corollas. During the 2013 model year, the compact sedan sold 300,000 copies, which made it Toyota's second-best seller behind the Camry. And that feat, which garnered a hefty 19 percent of the compact market, was accomplished in the final year of the 10th-generation Corolla's life cycle. Toyota executives expect the redesigned 2014 model that just went on sale to hit 330,000.
NEWS
October 8, 2013
AMERICAN humorist Will Rogers once said, "Politics has got so expensive that it takes a lot of money even to get beat. " That was in the 1930s. But it's true today in Pennsylvania. It presents problems for Democrats. And it might mean salvation for Tom "I-keep-finding-ways-to-lose" Corbett. Think about it. So far eight Democrats are vying for the right to oppose Gov. Corbett next year. All except self-funding, multimillionaire York County biz-guy Tom Wolf are trying to raise a lot of money, mostly to get beat.
NEWS
September 14, 2013 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
On Wednesday, Matthew Mionczynski and David Soppick left the Montgomery County Courthouse with a marriage license. They bought a bottle of champagne and stashed it in the refrigerator of their Norristown home. They called friends and family, recruited a witness, and began planning the wedding they had long dreamed of. On Thursday, tears welled in Mionczynski's eyes as he clutched the license, a piece of paper suddenly worthless. "After 17 years, it was going to be legal," he said.
BUSINESS
July 10, 2013 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Waterloo Gardens is offering deep discounts as it prepares to close its last store, in Exton. The going-out-of-business sale at the 50-acre nursery and retail property follows last year's bankruptcy filing and the closing of the LeBoutillier family business's original Devon store. The bankruptcy followed Waterloo Gardens' ill-timed expansion to stores in Warminster and Wilmington in the late 2000s, just as the recession and the collapse of suburban housing development cut demand for landscaping services, flowers and ornamental trees, and new fountain systems, patio furniture, and other outdoor items.
SPORTS
May 3, 2013 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
THIS IS interesting, albeit puzzling news to those of us who watched Michael Vick run down from behind by defensive linemen on more than one occasion last season. Yesterday at the Eagles' offseason workouts, Vick raced LeSean McCoy in the 40, apparently after repeated challenges from the 24-year-old running back. Vick, who turns 33 next month, won handily, according to various Twitter accounts of the race, the first provided by safety Colt Anderson. This is encouraging in that Vick really seems to be taking to new coach Chip Kelly's emphasis on fitness.
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