November 19, 2013 |
WAYNE JACOBS and Steve Blackburn grew up in North Philly together in the '60s, served long prison terms separately for unrelated crimes in the '70s and '80s, and reunited after their release in the '90s to help ex-offenders who are dragging criminal histories around like a ball and chain. Blackburn fought a man who owed him drug money in 1975. As the man ran away, one of Blackburn's friends shot him dead. Blackburn was sentenced to life without parole. He was pardoned by Gov. Bob Casey in 1991, after serving 16 years as a model prisoner.
June 8, 2012
Farryl Groder singled with two outs in the ninth inning to drive in the game-winning run as Pennsbury outlasted Lower Dauphin, 7-6, in the PIAA State Class AAAA softball tournament quarterfinals Thursday at Lyons Field in Fleetwood. The Falcons (22-4) outhit the District 3 third-place team (25-3) by 17-9, but each team scored three runs in the eighth inning to set the stage for the clincher in the top of the ninth. Taylor Boltersdorf and Jess Greenwald had three hits apiece, and Lauren Cregan supplied a key two-out, two-strike triple in the eighth.
November 4, 2011 |
"BUT THINK if we had been males!" Louise de France, the daughter of King Louis XV of France, makes this declaration to Nannerl Mozart, sister of the great composer, Wolfgang. It's a sentiment that must have been felt by countless women, bound by their gender to bear and care for children, not expected or allowed to do much else with their lives. Nannerl Mozart (played by Marie Feret, daughter of the director Rene Feret) was a gifted musician, just like her more famous brother.
November 27, 2010 |
Philadelphia police are asking for the public's help to collar three men suspected in two recent homicides. In the most recent case, police said Michael Morris, 29, and Kevin Wiley, 21, shot Carlton White, 32, in the chest after an argument at 9:35 p.m. Nov. 18 in a second-floor bedroom in a home on Beechwood Street near Dauphin in North Philadelphia. White, 32, lived on Bouvier Street near Erie Avenue in Tioga. Morris' last known address was Park Avenue near York Street in North Philadelphia.
November 10, 2010 |
Tuesday's first-round game in the PIAA Class AAA state field hockey playoffs didn't start very well for Mount St. Joseph. The Magic had the first crack at the ball, but pushed it out of bounds in their half of the field. Lower Dauphin (23-2), the defending state champion, pounced on the mistake, got a quick penalty corner, and scored with just 53 seconds gone in the game at Wissahickon. The Mount spent much of the afternoon playing catch-up before senior midfielder Jenna Seybert broke a tie to give her team a 4-3 victory and a berth in Saturday's state quarterfinals.
June 15, 2010 |
EPHRATA, Pa. - Considering all the idle chatter and tomfoolery from his players before the game, Owen J. Roberts manager Greg Gilbert had to wonder if he was coaching in a meaningless nonleague contest instead of a PIAA Class AAAA state semifinal. "We have a lot of senior experience and that experience translates into the kids being loose," Gilbert said. "You kind of sit back and let them guide themselves. " The carefree and loosey-goosey Wildcats handled the tense spots against Lower Dauphin just fine Monday at War Memorial Stadium.
March 20, 2010 |
Cheltenham found out last night why Central Dauphin 6-foot-1 senior Alyssa Thomas has a full-ride to Maryland. The Rams' forward dropped 40 points, 20 rebounds and two blocks in her best Wilt Chamberlain impression at Reading High, as Cheltenham fell, 75-68, in the PIAA Class AAAA quarterfinals. Panthers senior guard Shayla Felder, who has a scholarship to play at Kutztown University, led Cheltenham with 24 points. Sophomore guard Ciara Andrews added 20, and junior Tiffany Johnson finished with 12. "There's really not much to say," Felder said of the loss.
November 18, 2009 |
When it was all over, Father Judge soccer coach John Dunlop could barely talk, but he had one more thing to say to his players: Go thank the fans. So the Father Judge players took off toward the stands. Dunlop decided to follow, with his right arm raised to the sky. "That has to be one of the best high school games I've ever seen," said Dunlop, who recently earned his 100th victory. Thanks to an improbable double-overtime goal by junior Gavin Whalen, Father Judge can continue its magical run all the way to the PIAA Class AAA state championship game.
March 5, 2008 |
The Downingtown West girls' basketball squad surprised a lot of people just by qualifying for the PIAA Class AAAA state tournament. Last night, a berth in the quarterfinals was there for the taking. But the Whippets shot the ball horribly, gave up too many second-chance buckets, and committed 15 first-half turnovers. The result was a 40-34 loss to Central Dauphin East in a second-round matchup at Reading High's Geigle Complex. Overall, Downingtown West shot 12 for 54 (22 percent)
March 5, 2008 |
Early this season, in a tip-off tournament, Downingtown East knocked off host Central Dauphin by 15 points. Last night, led by a torrid-shooting sophomore, Central Dauphin had the upper hand. Hitting 11 of 17 shots from the field, Alyssa Thomas poured in a career-high 30 points as the Rams eliminated the Cougars, 53-46, at Reading High's Geigle Complex in the second round of the PIAA Class AAAA girls' basketball tournament. "She's a Division I player," Downingtown East coach Bob Schnure said.