April 9, 2016 |
Owen Hoffman struck out five batters in seven innings to guide West Deptford to a 14-4 victory against Colonial Conference rival Woodbury on the road. Drew Wilden went 2 for 2 with a double. Tim McCloskey went 3 for 4 with 3 RBIs. Kyle Garrison, John Barret, and Ryan Baglivo each had two RBIs for West Deptford. Spencer Sklivas went 1 for 3 with a double for Woodbury. Tri-County Conference. Max Dineen went 3 for 4 with a double and home run as Pennsville rallied from two runs down to defeat host Pitman, 8-7, in extra innings.
April 4, 2016 |
As Rock Fortna sped across the inside edge of the red, polyurethane track at Council Rock North High School, spurts of water came shooting up from beneath his shoes as if there were small fountains beneath his feet. The conditions were less than ideal Saturday for the 29th annual Kiwanis Invitational, with rain falling on and off throughout the day. But it didn't seem to bother Fortna all that much. "Last year, it was really windy, and this year it wasn't," Fortna said. "So I'll take a little wetness over heavy wind any day. " The Central Bucks West senior ran anchor in the distance medley relay, which requires a four-lap finish, and he helped set a school record of 10 minutes, 32.04 seconds, along with teammates Carter Zerweck, Jake Claricurzio, and Christian Bobowicz.
April 3, 2016 |
Long before Jake Brophy considered running competitively, the Central Bucks East senior had to travel across the country. With his father, Doug Brophy, often being relocated because of his service in the Navy, Jake Brophy became familiar with long distances. After he was born in California, Brophy and his family moved to Florida, then west to Washington state, and then back to Pennsylvania. To top off their journey, the Brophys moved back to Washington one more time - after living in Pennsylvania for two years - before finally settling down in Doylestown at the time Jake was entering the fourth grade.
February 23, 2016
DEAR ABBY: I have been in a relationship with my girlfriend, "Allison," for two years, but lately there have been frequent rough patches. I'm 18 and a college student. I love Allison, but the relationship is taking a toll on us physically and emotionally. We have had to deal with separation ever since we got together. She's the only one with a car and a "real" job. I work on campus in a work-study program in exchange for reduced tuition. I try to help Allison as much as I can to reduce the stress on her. She has asked me to transfer schools, but I'd like to stay where I am because I feel I will have the ability to make something of myself.
January 25, 2016
Dina Eliezer is the education director at Congregation Beth El Early Childhood Center in Voorhees I once read that memory is what forms one's identity. It contains one's life narrative. A diagnosis of Alzheimer's means a person loses the ability to remember, but does she then cease to exist? While you learn to adjust and accept that all the long-cherished memories you've shared must be relinquished, you realize you only have the present moment to share. This has to be enough.
November 23, 2015 |
Like all of us, Gene had many faults. But the greatest of those may have been devotion. When my closest high school buddy and college roommate found something he liked, he didn't embrace it. He snatched it with bulldog jaws and, whether good or bad, refused to let go. We were Cardinal O'Hara freshmen when we latched onto the school's basketball team. If the two of us missed a single game in four high school years, I don't recall it. We hitchhiked to games, took buses and subways, bummed rides with players' parents.
November 21, 2015 |
The Philadelphia Marathon offers runners a survey of the multifaceted beauty of the city and the kind of supportive spectators who might just hand them a (small) beer at mile 20 in Manayunk, when they could really use one. In recent years, the race has gained runners, profits, and sponsorship. In the spirit of distance running, however, the city should be asking whether it can go farther. It almost certainly can. In ways that don't affect the experience of most runners but should matter to a city that needs every available economic boost, the race isn't keeping up. The marathon, half-marathon, and 8K, all held on one weekend, have grown more than 70 percent since 2008, as Philly.com noted this week, reaching 31,000 runners in 2014.
July 6, 2015 |
Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzmann, Bobby Weir, and Mickey Hart were on stage at Soldier Field, 650 miles away in Chicago, jamming one last time (with friends and feeling) on gems from the 50-years-deep-and-wide Grateful Dead catalog of rootsy Americana rock, blues, and country tunes - "Box of Rain," "Bertha," "Roll Away the Dew" . . . But at the Ardmore Music Hall on Lancaster Avenue on Friday, Deadheads in tie-dyes seemed equally in the moment and part of the community, turning on and tuning in to a polished, closed-circuit video feed of the purportedly last Grateful Dead hurrah, called "Fare Thee Well.
June 30, 2015 |
It was a familiar story Sunday in Fairmount Park at the Philadelphia TriRock Triathlon. Both the men's and women's champions from last year - Cameron Dye and Alicia Kaye, respectively - crossed the finish line first in the makeshift duathlon race. Event organizers said Saturday that the 1,500-meter swim of the Olympic Distance race would be cancelled due to unsafe conditions in the Schuylkill. Instead, the pros started the race in time-trial fashion, each athlete starting 20 seconds after the previous one. Both Dye, 31, and Kaye, 31, were the first participants out of the gate in their respective divisions, painting a target on their backs from the opening foghorn blast.
June 26, 2015 |
Adapted from a recent online discussion. Question: I just found out that my long-distance boyfriend has been lying to me. He was supposed to be at a location for work for 15 weeks. Apparently, that turned to six because his job wanted him to return to go to school. That meant an incredibly difficult time for him to manage school, work, and his kids, and he said he felt a tremendous amount of pressure to see me. He thought lying to me about his location would keep me from pressuring him to see me. I'm devastated.