September 25, 2014 |
For Spencer Patton, every second that ticked off the scoreboard clock at Lower Bartley Field felt like a minute. His La Salle soccer team was up a goal in a taut game against visiting St. Joseph's Prep, and the final few minutes dragged on and on for the sophomore tricaptain. Every cleared ball didn't seem to go far enough, and every free kick for the Hawks looked like a dangerous opportunity. But then the whistle finally blew Tuesday afternoon, and the Explorers' 2-1, come-from-behind win was complete, propelled by two goals in a four-minute span of the Catholic League game.
September 17, 2014 |
With his team moments away from another tie, Jason Dandy delivered on Monday afternoon. The La Salle senior scored with 25 seconds left in double overtime to lift the Explorers past Conwell-Egan, 1-0, in a Catholic League boys' soccer game. La Salle tied Holy Ghost Prep, 1-1, on Saturday. Nonleague. A.J. Marcucci made four saves and assisted on Ramon Gallegos' go-ahead goal in the second half of Episcopal Academy's 2-0 win at Phelps. Girls' Soccer Emily Wasserleben headed in her own rebound six minutes into overtime to secure a 2-1, Suburban One National win for William Tennent at Abington.
September 7, 2014 |
Recognizing rapidly deteriorating conditions in Atlantic City, which is losing four casinos this year, Gov. Christie last month called for a summit on the city's future. The closed-door summit, expected to last up to 90 minutes, is scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at the offices of the Casino Reinvestment Development Corp. in Atlantic City. Turmoil in Atlantic City showed no signs of letting up as rumors intensified Friday that the owner of Trump Taj Mahal would file for bankruptcy.
September 1, 2014 |
Pat Shurmur recalls the countless pass-and-catch sessions in the backyard, watching his son make surprisingly crisp and accurate throws. The youngster, when it came to organized play, showed more natural ability on offense. "He's never been a good tackler," his father said with a laugh. Jon Runyan remembers the Tuesday afternoons, while at home and recovering from another exhausting NFL game, when he would test his namesake's hand-eye coordination. "I would have him run across the room and wing the ball at him," he said.
August 30, 2014 |
In gearing up for a return to the powerful Suburban One League National Conference, North Penn will open the football season Friday night vs. La Salle in the first of three nonleague contests against solid Catholic League opponents. A difficult early-season slate strengthened the Knights last year. After an 0-3 start, including a 34-7 loss to the Explorers, they won 10 straight games in advancing to the PIAA District 1 Class AAAA final. This year, after La Salle, North Penn's schedule will continue with West Catholic, the reigning Catholic League Class AA champ, and Archbishop Wood, the defending AAA state titlist.
August 22, 2014 |
THE LAST TIME La Salle High entered a football season with a title other than "defending Catholic League champions" preceding its name was the start of the 2008 campaign, which sparked the first of five consecutive PCL crowns for the Explorers (Roman Catholic beat St. Joseph's Prep in 2007). Of course, after St. Joseph's Prep unseated La Salle last season, the Explorers are once again title-less. However, revenge isn't their focus, at least not yet. "With our schedule, that's the last thing on our minds right now," La Salle coach Drew Gordon said.
August 15, 2014 |
You may know Philadelphia public radio station WXPN-FM as the sponsor of the annual star-studded XPoNential Music Festival. This year's XPoNential had a bit of a Southern kick, thanks to an appearance by CJ Chenier and the Red Hot Louisiana Band. Chenier is one of the founding saints of contemporary zydeco, and his performance - complete with accordion riffs - was for more than concertgoers' entertainment. Another reason Chenier was at the festival was to generate buzz about WXPN's latest endeavor, the ambitious, 15-month-long Zydeco Crossroads project.
August 7, 2014 |
While hundreds of thousands of visitors walk through the Philadelphia Museum of Art each year, drawn in by its world-class collections or the cultural mythos of the Rocky films, Sonya Cobb's debut novel, The Objects of Her Affection , explores a part of the museum that few people ever see: the administrative offices. A balance between writing what you know and dramatic exaggeration, Objects (by a former Philadelphia mom with a museum curator husband) tells the story of Sophie Porter, a freelance web developer and mother of two in Philly whose husband, Brian, is a curator at the Art Museum.
July 11, 2014 |
YOU WOULDN'T expect that a French-trained executive chef in a French-owned hotel chain would have boyish charm and a Midwestern accent that could cast him in an episode of "Fargo. " Yet here's Justin Perdue, who arrived from Chicago this spring to take over the kitchen at Hotel Sofitel Philadelphia, on 17th Street. Originally from Wisconsin, Perdue, 33, trained in Manhattan at the French Culinary Institute and worked under fellow FCI alum Bobby Flay at Bar Americain. Perdue eventually moved to Chicago, working at several places before becoming sous chef at the Michelin-starred Sixteen under chef Frank Brunacci.
June 30, 2014 |
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - By the time Kevin Allred walked in, his students had just finished discussing the day's reading on black feminism and Billie Holiday, had tied the ideas to some of Beyoncé's work, and had begun analyzing the identity politics in her songs and videos. For what looks at first glance like just a fun undergraduate class at Rutgers University on the reigning queen of pop, his students sure were going above and Beyoncé. As Kanye West rapped in the background, Allred began discussing his latest album, Yeezus , comparing it with My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy ("So good")