December 2, 2015 |
Chris Ferguson was the 10th of 11 children growing up in his family's Fort Washington household, so perhaps surviving in a brood that size taught him how to wait his turn. The La Salle High quarterback has done just that during his tenure with the Explorers. The 6-foot-4, 225-pounder played understudy for two seasons after Kyle Shurmur transferred in from Ohio three years ago. Before that, Ferguson was a freshman at Upper Dublin in competition with a talented quarterback whose father was also the head coach.
November 30, 2015 |
Following in the footsteps of his brothers, Cedric and Sameir, Syaire Madden was making a big mark in football at Springside Chestnut Hill. But the standout running back opted to transfer to La Salle before this school year. Continuing to give his new squad a major boost, Madden carried 19 times for 174 yards and two third-quarter touchdowns as the Explorers blasted Simon Gratz, 42-15, Saturday afternoon in the PIAA District 12 Class AAAA final at Northeast. "When I was in eighth grade, La Salle was one of the schools I considered," the 5-foot-8, 190-pound junior said.
November 22, 2015 |
IN ITS 83-year history, Vine Memorial Baptist Church has had precisely two pastors. Founding pastor the Rev. Leonard George Carr presided from 1932 to 1976. The current pastor, the Rev. James S. Allen, arrived in 1978. This New Year's Eve at the congregation's annual Watch Night service, the 79-year-old Allen plans to preach his last sermon. "We always have a Watch Night service," he said. "We start at 10 o'clock and we'll be in worship as the old year passes out and the new year comes in. That's been our history.
November 16, 2015 |
Father Judge senior Yeedee Thaenrat is one of the fastest and most dynamic running backs in Philadelphia. La Salle's Nick Rinella still tracked him down from behind. Rinella made perhaps the game's two biggest defensive plays in the Explorers' 27-6 Catholic League Class AAAA semifinal win against Father Judge Now La Salle (6-3, 2-1) will have a championship date with two-time defending champion St. Joseph's Prep. "I've never beaten the Prep," said Rinella, a 5-foot-9, 190-pound running back and defensive back.
November 8, 2015 |
Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane is refusing to cooperate with a Senate committee examining whether to remove her from office, saying it lacks the authority to decide if she can remain in the position to which she was elected. In a densely worded letter, Kane on Friday rebuffed the panel's request for documents from her office. She said the committee had no jurisdiction. The only legal means to remove an elected official, Kane said, is impeachment, a process that begins in the state House of Representatives.
November 7, 2015 |
Bodytraffic opened Wednesday night at the Prince Theater with an evening of works that celebrate and explore its very medium - dance. This second program in Dance Affiliates' new NextMove series opened with The New 45 , Richard Siegal's work for company co-artistic director Tina Finkelman Berkett and dancer Guzman Rosado. It had the duo dancing - perhaps in a living room - to a series of jazz tunes. The movement in turns, defined by the music, had an improved feel. The choreographed combinations of pirouettes and jumps, or simple play, had many touches of humor.
November 6, 2015 |
When I showed up with my bag of groceries at Wiggins Prep Elementary School in Camden, my plan was to teach these fifth graders how to make a healthy quesadilla. When I mentioned the Mexican fast-food favorite, I got blank stares. "Don't you go to Taco Bell or other take-out Mexican restaurants?" I asked. They all shook their heads no. "Then I am going to introduce you to quesadillas," I said, thinking I was lucky they didn't know the greasy, cheesy, high-fat, panfried ones, to compare with the oven-baked ones we were making with whole-wheat tortillas, lean meat, and apples.
November 1, 2015 |
La Salle's 41-14 thumping of a depleted Father Judge squad might have been just what the Explorers needed Friday on senior night at Plymouth Whitemarsh High. Senior linebacker Kohler Setley, however, kept the victory in perspective. "It's a great team win," he said. "We've had our ups and downs. We lost to Archbishop Wood on a last-second field goal and lost to St. Joe's Prep. But to come out here, put [Judge] down and stay on them early was good. But in two weeks, this will be a completely different team.
October 22, 2015 |
NEW YORK - Saint Joseph's (seventh) and La Salle (ninth) were picked in the middle of the 14-team Atlantic 10 pack by the league's coaches and media covering the league. If, however, you are looking for reasons to be optimistic about the Hawks and Explorers this season, look no further than the preseason first-team all-league team, with SJU's DeAndre' Bembry and La Salle's Jordan Price. One player can change fortunes more in basketball than in any other sport. That two of an almost always solid conference's best reside in the city is cause for hope, as is the shaky history of preseason team prognostications, perfectly exemplified by eventual regular-season champ Davidson's 12th-place tout a year ago. Price is a stone scorer.
October 21, 2015 |
When EgoPo Classic Theater was putting together last year's American Giants Festival, a season comprising three iconic playwrights, artistic director Lane Savadove was acutely aware that something was missing. "We were very conscious of it being a very male, very white season," he said. "I wanted a counterpart. " Thus, American Giants II: The Women, which opened with Lillian Hellman's classic The Children's Hour , running through Sunday. Adrienne Mackey, 33, one of the region's most inventive young theater artists and founder of Swim Pony Performing Arts, is guest director.