December 19, 2004 |
Nearly eight minutes into last night's Prime Events Tipoff Tournament clash featuring two of South Jersey girls' basketball's finest, the fans filling the stands at the Ventnor Education and Community Complex had to wonder when the stars would show up. Tammy Meyers, the brilliant 5-foot-10 senior leader for third-ranked Willingboro, and Jordan Sykes, the gutty 5-9 junior swing guard for ninth-ranked Holy Spirit, had gone nose-to-nose with absolutely...
February 7, 1998 |
They've been going against each other for four years, and now the Devon Fowler-Rasual Butler confrontations are being called classics. St. John Neumann's Fowler and Roman Catholic's Butler dueled evenly last night as Neumann got the better of the Cahillites, 55-54, in a Catholic League Southern Division boys' basketball game. "It's probably the best individual matchup in the Catholic League in a long time," Neumann coach Tom Dougherty said. "I compare it to the old Big Five days, when [La Salle's]
September 30, 1990 |
The Haverford Fords had been one of the upstarts in Delaware County this season. If they needed any indication of the difference between getting there and being there, it came on the first two plays last night against defending Central League champion Springfield. Haverford booted the opening kickoff, and while Erick Cotter tried to fall on it, he got drilled by Gary Peabody. The ball popped loose, and Rich Ross fell on it. With the ensuing snap, Springfield senior quarterback Brian Stumpf dropped out of a play-action fake and lofted a 23-yard touchdown pass to senior wide receiver Mike Blunt.
March 24, 1992 |
The fancy sunglasses would have to come off, snarled the kid who was pointing a toy gun as though it was real. But the teen sporting the $200 designer shades wouldn't hand them over. Not without a fight. So fighting is what it came to yesterday morning at Point Breeze Avenue and McClellan Street in South Philadelphia. Actually, police said, it was a duel. While the teen who wanted to steal the glasses had a toy gun, the boy who wore the glasses had a real gun. The toy gun wielder, Kareem Dandy, 16, of Ringgold Street near Morris, lost his life.
August 16, 2010 |
Crashers with bats ruin pitchers' dignified affair Two outs into the bottom of the seventh, it was a scoreless pitchers' duel. Then the dam broke in a spectacular way. You can blame Mariners second baseman Chone Figgins for jump-starting the Indians' offense in Cleveland on Sunday with an error. He booted a two-hopper and threw wide of first to allow Luis Valbuena to reach base at Progressive Field. The highlight of Cleveland's seven-run burst that inning was a grand slam by designated hitter Travis Hafner the day he returned from the disabled list.
September 29, 1990 |
Two men were arrested yesterday after a Thursday night shooting and robbery at a Feltonville mini-market. One of the men arrested, Hector Sanchez, 18, was wounded in a duel with police outside the store, police said. He was in Northeast Hospital in serious condition, with a back wound, police said. Also arrested was an alleged accomplice, Samuel Carrion, 20. Both men are from Luray Street near 6th, police said. They are each charged with robbery, theft, assault, receiving stolen property and conspiracy.
March 10, 2012
DORAL, Fla. - Bubba Watson and Justin Rose put on an amazing show of birdies in blustery conditions, making 17 between them while playing in the same group on Friday at the Cadillac Championship. Their duel was decided by Watson's eagle, giving him a 10-under 62 and a 1-shot lead. Watson belted a 3-iron that barely got over a palm tree, carried over the water into the wind, and settled six feet away on the par-5 eighth for an eagle putt that gave him a 1-shot lead over Rose.
April 15, 2010 |
The anticipated duel between Phillies prospect Phillippe Aumont and former prospect Kyle Drabek never materialized Wednesday as neither righthander made it out of the sixth inning. Mike Spidale's bases-loaded, two-out double in the sixth broke a 3-3 tie, and in the end Reading gained a 7-3 win over New Hampshire in the Eastern League. The leftfielder had four RBIs in the game. Aumont, who came to the Phillies in the trade that sent Cliff Lee to Seattle, gave up six hits and three earned runs in 5 2/3 innings, walking four and striking out two. He did not figure in the decision.
May 24, 2011 |
As much as he's enjoying the present, Joey Powell can't help but worry about the future. While it's wonderful that Julia Masterman High now owns the Public League/District 12 Class A baseball championship, and soon will participate in the regular Pub playoffs as well as the PIAA state tournament, Powell knows the long-range stop could be oblivion. Masterman's varsity has just 12 players. There's no JV, and no freshmen (of only 42 boys in that class) were inclined to even try out. "Getting kids to come out for the team; that's definitely going to be one of my jobs," said Powell, a 5-10, 155-pound sophomore shortstop.
April 3, 2016 |
It was a classic pitchers' duel, two senior lefthanders taking turns throwing zeroes onto the scoreboard. Nick Snyder, of Cherokee, and Shane Kubrak, of Paul VI, went pitch-for-perfect-pitch in the season opener for both teams on a surprisingly sunny Friday afternoon on the Eagles' field. Evenly splitting 10 scoreless half-innings, the veteran hurlers combined to allow one hit with 15 strikeouts. "It was a great start," Snyder said after Cherokee pushed across all its runs against Paul VI's bullpen in the top of the seventh inning in a 9-0 victory in an Olympic Conference interdivision clash.