December 14, 2011
Fred Frazier had two chances to be a hero on Tuesday, and the senior came through both times, allowing host Olney to outlast Overbrook, 54-53 in overtime, in a Public League Division C boys' basketball opener. After his free throw pulled the Trojans even with 8 seconds remaining in regulation, Frazier was fouled while attempting a shot at the overtime buzzer - and sank a pair of foul shots with no time remaining. Shakeem Stevens (14 points) and Frazier (11) led the Olney attack.
October 14, 2011 |
"WAYNE Shorter told me, 'You can do something for a hundred years, make a trillion dollars and that still doesn't mean it's anything of value,' " Esperanza Spalding reflected recently. "He said the important thing is to 'do something that feels right, that's important to you, that you feel good about.' " While she didn't put the comment in context, perhaps the sax master was counseling the 26-year-old after her controversial best new artist win at February's 53rd annual Grammy Awards.
May 31, 2011 |
Facing a 7-5 deficit in the seventh inning, Conestoga rallied behind big hits from Luke Mogle and Jake Carr to stun Council Rock South, 8-7, in the semifinals of the PIAA District 1 Class AAAA baseball playoffs on Tuesday. Mogle started the comeback with a leadoff home run in the top of the seventh, and Carr delivered a double off the outfield fence at Great Valley to drive in the tying and winning runs with two outs. South got two hits each from Zach Fitzgerald (two runs)
May 28, 2011 |
HIS SURNAME is pretty close to coronation , and that was what he experienced. Yes, it's probably not much of a stretch to call Nate Coronado, a 6-2, 185-pound senior at Thomas Edison High, the King of First-Time Starting Pitchers. Matt Fischer, Edison's rookie coach, figured Coronado, normally a star shortstop, had thrown no more than five innings all year. But when the Owls took the field yesterday, near 33rd and Diamond in Fairmount Park, for a Public League quarterfinal against No. 1 seed Julia Masterman, there was Coronado, standing on the rubber.
May 28, 2011 |
Tom Marano's brother, Scott, is a mechanic for a prominent local car dealership and Tom thinks that's a pretty cool job, and could even see himself following suit. "I like the idea," he said, "of taking something apart and putting it back together. " Funny he should mention that . . . Marano's right shoulder might be in the on-deck circle. "Oh, I do not want that at all ," he said, chuckling. "I'd be really mad if that happened. The doctor doesn't think there'll be a need for an operation.
May 26, 2011 |
Felix Torraca-Dedos had to laugh to keep from . . . not crying. From snapping out. In the second inning of yesterday's Public League Class AA baseball final, Esperanza (charter) Academy's infielders committed one, two, three, four, five, six errors. As the circus continued, it was a wonder Torraca-Dedos, a 5-9, 160-pound senior righthander, didn't dig up the pitching rubber and start clubbing guys on the head. "Well, I did think, 'These guys are killin' me,' " Torraca-Dedos said, laughing.
May 26, 2011 |
Felix Torraca-Dedos did some heavy lifting for host Esperanza, carrying his baseball team past visiting Prep Charter, 12-5, in the Public League's Class AA championship game Wednesday. Torraca-Dedos pitched all seven innings and allowed no earned runs and added a 2-for-3 afternoon at the plate with a home run and three RBIs. Teammate Aderly Perez added three hits and three RBIs. In a Class AAA semifinal, Steve McCollum had four hits in as many trips to the plate to pace a 12-hit attack and power host Philadelphia Electrical past Roxborough, 18-8.
April 7, 2011 |
It's doubtful Tyler Criniti will forget his first stint as a cleanup hitter. Mostly for what happened, naturally, but also for the circumstances that caused a 2-day delay. Criniti, a 5-10, 190-pound junior, is the rightfielder for Girard Academic Music Program's baseball team and yesterday he experienced all kinds of fun as the visiting Pioneers topped Esperanza Academy, 18-8, in a six-inning Public A game at Front and Erie. Monday, not by choice, he was a no-show for a loss to Northeast.