October 1, 2013
FINALLY, AT long last and almost unbelievably, a sizable bipartisan group of lawmakers is playing ball. Not on school funding, of course. Not on tax reform or pensions or state stores or transportation/mass-transit money. No. They're actually playing ball. This evening at Metro Bank Park, the minor-league home of the Washington Nationals' Double A Harrisburg Senators, the first ever "Capitol All-Stars Softball Game" is scheduled, weather permitting. I do not mean to suggest that there are "All-Stars" of any kind in our Legislature.
June 3, 2012 |
CARY, N.C. - Sophomore Joe Gunkel threw his second shutout of the Division II College World Series on Saturday as West Chester beat Delta State, 9-0, to claim the school's first NCAA baseball championship. Gunkel, who threw a one-hitter against Chico State in the opener a week earlier, allowed just five hits as the Golden Rams swept all four series games to finish their season 46-10. The 6-foot-6 righthander from Hershey was named the tournament MVP. Delta State (Miss.)
May 26, 2012
World Series at USA Baseball National Training Center, Cary, N.C. (double elimination). Saturday, Bracket 1 West Chester (42-10) vs. California State-Chico (40-17), 1 p.m. Minnesota State-Mankato (48-10) vs. Southern New Hampshire (42-13), 5 p.m. Monday, Bracket 1 West Chester/California State-Chico loser vs. MSU-Mankato-Southern New Hampshire loser, 1 p.m. West Chester/California State-Chico winner vs. MSU-Mankato-Southern New Hampshire winner, 5 p.m. Wednesday, Bracket 1 Game 9, 3 p.m. Thursday, Inter-bracket games Game 11, 3 p.m. Game 12, 7 p.m. Friday, Inter-bracket games Game 13 (if necessary)
November 12, 2007 |
West Chester gets to stay home, while Widener will go to Cleveland on Saturday as the NCAA Division II and III football playoff pairings were announced yesterday. West Chester (9-2) received the third seed in the Northeast Region and will host Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference opponent Indiana, Pa. (8-2), at noon Saturday. The winner will play at No. 2 seed Shepherd College on Nov. 24. Widener, champion of the Middle Atlantic Conference for the 17th time in school history, will play at 18th-ranked Case Western Reserve at noon in the first round of the Division III tournament.
December 9, 2000 |
Arrastene Henry wants it all. Last week, Henry's alma mater, George Washington High, captured the Public League football championship with a 10-0 victory over Frankford. Today at noon, he goes for the sweep. Henry, a junior running back at Bloomsburg, will try to help his team win the NCAA Division II championship over Delta State at Braly Stadium in Florence, Ala. "It hasn't sunk in yet," Henry said. "It's like, 'We're in the national championship.' " It's an unexpected blessing for Henry to be there.
October 26, 1998 |
Long before the University of Connecticut women's basketball team became a national power, the University of Texas gained No. 1 rankings and regularly drew 8,000 fans or more to its Austin arena. So it was appropriate that Longhorns coach Jody Conradt joined Larry Bird and five others earlier this month as 1998 inductees to the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass. "This is just amazing," Conradt said at the event's news conference. "I am really humbled. " It was an interesting choice of words, because humbling opponents has been commonplace for Conradt, whose teams have produced an overall record of 709-210 in her 25 years of coaching - the last 22 at Texas.
February 17, 1995 |
Margaret Wade, 82, the soft-spoken former women's basketball coach at Delta State who in 1986 became the first female coach inducted into the National Basketball Hall of Fame, died yesterday in Cleveland, Miss., after a long illness. In 1975, Miss Wade's team ended Immaculata College's string of three national titles in the Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women. Delta State went on to win the crown in 1976 and 1977 in an event that was the forerunner to the NCAA tournament.
October 6, 1992 |
After four years as the first commissioner of the 26-member Division III Middle Atlantic Conference, Nate Salant is heading south. Salant, 37, starts Oct. 19 as commissioner of the Gulf South Conference. He will be based in Birmingham, Ala., where he will preside over a conference that stretches from Georgia to Arkansas. The Division II schools in the Gulf South include such basketball powers as the University of North Alabama (national champion last year) and Delta State, the 1989 and '90 women's titlist.
February 3, 1992 |
Lusia Harris Stewart and Nera White were naturals in their times, so it was appropriate that they were chosen last week as the first women players to be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame. The ceremonies will be held May 11 in Springfield, Mass. Stewart, who now teaches high school special education in Greenwood, Miss., should be a familiar name to those who followed Immaculata College in the early 1970s. The Mighty Macs were the three-time defending national champions in 1975 when Stewart, a 6-foot-3 center, led Delta State to replace Immaculata and begin a new three-year national-championship reign.
January 26, 1992 |
Thirty-eight years after the Supreme Court ruled that racially separate educational facilities are inherently unequal, many public colleges in the South remain separate - and unequal. And now, in a potentially landmark Supreme Court case to be decided soon, the Bush administration and a growing number of black leaders are arguing that historically black colleges should be preserved and significantly upgraded, not merged into traditionally white colleges. Supporters say that improving black colleges will, in the long run, help end segregation.