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September 2, 2011 | BY TED SILARY, silaryt@phillynews.com
Stat rules dictate that no touchdown can cover more than 100 yards, but two exceeded that distance Friday. As visiting Murrell Dobbins Tech bested Abraham Lincoln, 12-0, Dishon Solomon turned an interception into a 109-yard score, thus tying the actual-distance city record set in 2004 by West Catholic's Tyrek Smith, vs. Penn Wood. Also, while helping Samuel Fels top visiting Ben Franklin, 26-6, Jamiel Hines made a one-handed pick in the end zone and wound up traveling 102 yards for a score.
SPORTS
April 29, 2014 | Staff Report
V ILLANOVA'S WOMEN'S track team did it again. The Wildcats won the 4 x 800 Championship of America on Saturday to sweep the three distance races at the Penn Relays at Franklin Field for the second straight year. The Wildcats won in 8:21.49, marking the first time ever that a Villanova women's team had won consectuive titles using the same runners. Kelsey Margey opened with a 2:06.33, followed by Angel Piccirillo (2:06.00), Nicky Akande (2:05.67), and Emily Lipari (2:03.50)
ENTERTAINMENT
September 3, 2010
Directed by Nanette Burstein. With Drew Barrymore, Justin Long, Christina Applegate, and Jason Sudeikis. Distributed by Warner Bros. Running time: 1 hour, 42 mins. Parent's guide: R (profanity, sexual candor) Playing at: area theaters
BUSINESS
February 11, 1993 | Daily News Wire Services
AT&T sought damages yesterday from three competing long-distance companies that the telephone company says violated the law by making secret deals with customers. It's the latest volley in AT&T's battle with MCI Communications Corp., Sprint Corp. and other companies over public disclosure. AT&T said it is required to tell the Federal Communications Commission more about its contracts than are its rivals. MCI said AT&T is just bitter about losing customers to MCI. The battle is over business customers who make individual contracts worth millions of dollars for long-distance service tailored to their particular needs.
NEWS
December 5, 2011 | By Art Carey, Inquirer Columnist
Jim Smiley is rightfully proud of his wife. He describes her this way: "She may be tiny, but she's a freight train. She's fierce. She has a lot of inner strength. " Her first name is Sophorn (pronounced Suh-PORN), and in an amazingly short time, she has become an ultra runner, capable of covering distances longer than a marathon, as she proved with surprising ease a couple of weeks ago. Sophorn Smiley possesses an immigrant's drive, intensified by the fact that she's a survivor of genocide.
SPORTS
November 3, 2012
Former Inquirer staff handicapper Craig Donnelly makes some wagers on Saturday's Breeders' Cup card at Santa Anita in California: Saturday Filly & Mare Sprint Groupie Doll appears in peak form; loves this distance, showing terrific closing kick; and fires at numerous venues; short price to win but use in gimmicks. Dust And Diamonds impressed last summer at Delaware and improving with each start; competed well over local course earlier when not the horse she is now. Turbulent Descent failed to give true measure as Belmont favorite but excels at this yardage and captured Santa Anita Oaks last season.
SPORTS
May 19, 2011
   The 81st annual Radnor Hunt Races in Malvern are scheduled for Saturday, and it looks like skies will clear in time for the festivities. The forecast is for sunshine, some clouds, and a high of 79 degrees.    Beautiful weather or not, 20,000 fans are expected to witness six races with a combined purse of $180,000 at the Radnor Hunt Club's W. Burling Cocks Memorial Racecourse. THE HISTORY    Beginning in 1930, the event is one of the oldest steeplechases in the country.
NEWS
January 27, 2012 | By Buzz Bissinger, For the Daily News
JOE PATERNO's death is no more or less tragic than any other death. All dying is sorrow. People should remember Paterno any way they choose, with prayers or love or tears or, yes, continued anger. We shouldn't forget the former Penn State football coach's highlights, but we shouldn't turn him into a martyr either. He should not be made into a victim because of the circumstances of his dismissal by the university board of trustees on Nov. 9. He should be remembered for what he did, his success as a football coach on the field in which he won 409 games, the most in history; his far more impressive record off the field, in which, according to a recent study, 80 percent of his players graduated within six years; his multimillion-dollar donation to the Penn State library system; his undying love for the school.
SPORTS
January 7, 2012
Here are some well-known graduates of the Catholic schools that are slated for closing: West Catholic Herb Magee, Hall of Fame college basketball coach. Jimmy Lynam, former 76ers coach. Nicole Leach, two-time USA Junior 400-meter hurdles champion. Conwell-Egan Larry Marshall, former NFL football player Steve Slaton, Houston Texans running back. Shelly Steely, international distance running star. Monsignor Bonner John Cappelletti, football star and Heisman Trophy winner.
SPORTS
September 3, 2011 | Going the distance - and then some BY TED SILARY, BY1] silaryt@phillynews.com silaryt@phillynews.com
Stat rules dictate that no touchdown can cover more than 100 yards, but two exceeded that distance Friday. As visiting Murrell Dobbins Tech bested Abraham Lincoln, 12-0, Dishon Solomon turned an interception into a 109-yard score, thus tying the actual-distance city record set in 2004 by West Catholic's Tyrek Smith, vs. Penn Wood. Also, while helping Samuel Fels top visiting Ben Franklin, 26-6, Jamiel Hines made a one-handed pick in the end zone and wound up traveling 102 yards for a score.
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SPORTS
September 15, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
As the observance of the 50th anniversary of Joe Paterno's first game as Penn State head coach grows closer, current coach James Franklin is keeping any involvement on his part at a distance. "My focus and our focus is on Temple and the game this week," Franklin said Tuesday. "All of those other decisions, they're for the administration. Our focus is on Temple. " On Sept. 1, Penn State's office of strategic communications announced in a release on planned "promotions and game themes" for the 2016 season that it would commemorate the 50th anniversary of Paterno's first game when the Nittany Lions played Temple on Saturday.
NEWS
August 12, 2016 | By Tricia L. Nadolny and Jonathan Tamari, STAFF WRITERS
Locked in a tight reelection battle, Sen. Pat Toomey (R., Pa.) on Wednesday tried to seize on a local development on an issue he has hammered for months - the potential danger created when cities such as Philadelphia give sanctuary to undocumented immigrants. Toomey called a news conference to highlight the case of an immigrant who had been targeted for deportation in 2014 but instead was released last year by Philadelphia police and now is accused of raping a preteen. He also attacked his Democratic rival, Katie McGinty, for not taking a stronger stand against the so-called sanctuary cities.
SPORTS
July 30, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - After playing two rounds at the British Open without a bogey, Phil Mickelson came to a venue where he had previously won a major and proceeded to sputter to four bogeys in his first 11 holes during the opening round of the PGA Championship. But the 46-year-old lefthander held steady, birdied three of his final seven holes, and finished with a respectable 71 to stay within sight of first-round leader Jimmy Walker at Baltusrol Golf Club. "It's not the start I wanted," said Mickelson, who shot rounds of 63 and 65 two weeks ago at the British Open at Royal Troon.
SPORTS
July 7, 2016 | By Erin McCarthy, STAFF WRITER
Zach Eflin was shaking on the mound, the adrenaline of the night hitting him all at once. He had just thrown his 92nd pitch, a slider to Ender Inciarte, who popped out to third for the night's final out. Eflin led the Phillies to a 5-1 win over the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night at Citizens Bank Park, becoming the first Phillies pitcher to throw a complete game for his first major-league win since Mike Williams did so 24 years ago to the day....
NEWS
June 2, 2016
ISSUE | CAMPAIGN 2016 Sanders is Democrats' Rocky The movie Rocky resonates with people because they can relate to the story of the boxer who is a winner even when he loses. Facing daunting odds, Rocky's goal was to "go the distance," and he didn't quit until he had given his all and confirmed the faith that his friends had in him. Democratic presidential underdog Bernie Sanders is the political equivalent of Rocky. Sanders is staying in the race until the national convention in Philadelphia in July because he knows he's the voice of millions of us who have been ignored by party elites for decades.
NEWS
May 30, 2016
Richard F. Nourie is head of school at Abington Friends School and a member of the board of directors of the Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools At Abington Friends School, our educational search for truth and understanding takes many paths, but the decision this spring to ask an imam from a West Philadelphia mosque to be a scholar in residence sparked a surprisingly sharp response. When word of the invitation to Malik Mubashshir began to circulate beyond our campus, I received an angry letter.
SPORTS
April 9, 2016 | By Mark McCormick, Staff Writer
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.
SPORTS
April 4, 2016 | By Tom Reifsnyder, Staff Writer
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.
SPORTS
April 3, 2016 | By Tom Reifsnyder, Staff Writer
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
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.
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