April 23, 2015 |
Six years ago, a 21-year-old Gettysburg College senior named Kevin Schaeffer, from outside Reading, spent the evening with Amy Butcher, a close friend and fellow senior from Telford, Bucks County. They drank at a bar, and talked about their impending graduation and what would come next. He walked her back to her apartment. Then, he went home and stabbed his ex-girlfriend, 19-year-old Emily Silverstein, 27 times. Now, Butcher, 28, an assistant professor of English at Ohio Wesleyan University, has written a memoir, Visiting Hours (Blue Rider Press)
April 23, 2015 |
Aidan Kerrigan enjoys the best of both worlds almost year-round. In autumn, the 5-foot-11, 220-pound linebacker blasted ball carriers for La Salle. Springtime, however, it's all about lacrosse, and offense. "There's a balance to it," Kerrigan said after the Explorers clobbered Archbishop Carroll, 19-5, on Monday. "In the fall I get to hit people. In the spring I get to score goals. " "I like scoring goals," the Maple Glen resident continued. "It's really fun. It's kind of cool to do two different things because each season has something different.
March 30, 2015 |
One in a continuing series spotlighting real estate markets in the region's communities. Even on an early spring morning still tightly wrapped in winter, Atsion Lake in Wharton State Forest has that "go home and get your kayak" look. The wind whipping the icy-cold, cedar-colored water over the edge of the deserted beach is enough to recommend a two-month postponement. But that means more time to explore the rest of Shamong, which has a long history and a great deal to look at. Leave enough time for a crab melt on rye for lunch at the Shamong Diner on Willow Grove Road and a visit to Valenzano Winery on Route 206, where you can sample the "Shamong Red. " In the Southern Unami dialect of the Leni-Lenape, Shamong means place of the horn , owing to the abundance of deer that sustained members of the tribe who lived there.
March 15, 2015 |
NEW YORK - La Salle coach John Giannini looked up at the high-definition scoreboard at the Barclays Center to see if it was true, but he already knew. The clock was all zeros, and time had run out on his Explorers' season because of a driving, off-balance layup by Atlantic Ten player of the year Tyler Kalinoski. Davidson had come all the way back from an 18-point deficit Friday to stun La Salle in the A-10 quarterfinals, 67-66. "I was surprised that shot went in," Giannini said. "I thought that we had them out of rhythm a little bit and it looked like the ball was thrown toward the rim and not shot as well as they normally do, and it just kind of took a couple of bounces and went in. " The Explorers held a large lead for most of the first half thanks to their seniors.
March 13, 2015 |
ONE GAME can do a lot to the psyche of a college athlete. At least that's what La Salle is hoping proves true as it begins play in the Atlantic 10 Tournament today at Brooklyn's Barclays Center. The ninth-seeded Explorers tip off with No. 8 Massachusetts at noon. And they're hoping the game that preceded it has a lot of affect on today's outcome and beyond. That game, of course, is La Salle's 55-53 victory Saturday over second-seeded Dayton - a team that was just outside the Top 25 last week - on Senior Night at Tom Gola Arena.
March 9, 2015 |
With La Salle smartly pounding the ball inside to 6-foot-7 forward Dave Krmpotich against undersized Ridley, Shawn Witherspoon had no problem with going scoreless - on just one field-goal attempt in - the first half. "Not at all," the senior combination guard said. "I don't concern myself with points. 'Krmp' was going off, so we kept giving it to him. " Scoring chances finally surfaced for Witherspoon in Saturday afternoon's PIAA Class AAAA state hoops opener, and he capitalized as usual.
March 9, 2015 |
In the four losses leading up to his team's regular-season finale Saturday against Dayton, La Salle coach John Giannini figured he knew what the missing element was. "We've been playing tough but not as tough as some of the people we lost to," Gianni said. "We've got to find the 'er.' We've been tough but we needed to be tough er . We needed to make those extra plays, we needed to consistently defend. Today we were able to do that against a really good team and beat them. " La Salle (16-15, 8-10 A-10)
February 27, 2015 |
NEW YORK - La Salle didn't score in the first 5 minutes, 14 seconds of its game at Fordham on Wednesday night. And the Explorers' shooting barely improved, as they hit just 29.5 percent from the field in a 63-48 loss to the Rams at Rose Hill Gymnasium in the Bronx. "I thought it was our worst game of the year," La Salle coach John Giannini said of the 15-point loss, which is his team's largest margin of defeat this season. "I don't have an explanation as to why it was our worst game of the year.
February 27, 2015 |
BRONX, N.Y. - La Salle coach John Giannini was blunt after the Explorers' 63-48 loss to Fordham at Rose Hill Gymnasium last night. "I thought it was our worst game of the year," Giannini said after the 15-point loss, his team's largest of the season. "I don't have an explanation as to why it was our worst game of the year. I think it's a game we have to forget about. " La Salle, which didn't score in the first 5:14 of game, shot just 29.5 percent from the field. The Explorers (15-13, 7-8 Atlantic 10)
February 26, 2015 |
La Salle coach John Giannini wanted a specific answer from his senior center, and that is what he got. During an interview last week after a victory over Duquesne, Giannini - who actually was being interviewed at the time - asked Jerrell Wright, "Who's the most important person in our program, Jerrell?" Without hesitation, Wright, second on the team in scoring and rebounding, had an answer. "The newcomers," Wright said. "The people that are new here - freshmen and transfers . . . When they get here, our job is to make them comfortable.