November 7, 2014 |
SUNDAY MARKED the last regular-season game for senior forward Kelsey Haycook, the most prolific goal scorer in La Salle women's soccer history. Haycook, a native of Point Pleasant, N.J., is the school recordholder in both career goals (58) and points (138). She and the fellow members of the team's senior class have revitalized coach Paul Royal's program, as the No. 1-seeded Explorers begin their quest for a third straight Atlantic 10 championship at 11 a.m. today against eighth-seeded Massachusetts in the conference tournament at Dayton, Ohio.
November 5, 2014 |
They say that a team takes on the personality and demeanor of its coach. If you had watched a Bob Peffle-coached La Salle soccer team for just one half, you'd have been convinced of that. Nothing ever seemed to get to Peffle, who for 28 years helped the Explorers reach the top of the Philadelphia Catholic League, as well as Southeastern Pennsylvania boys' soccer. On the sideline, he was always prepared - most of the time, overprepared - calm, and ever so competitive. And just like its leader, La Salle was consistent, poised with the ball, and not easily flustered.
November 2, 2014 |
Millions of Americans suffer from recurring chest pain that is hard to explain and treat because it is not caused by their hearts. They often undergo extensive testing and end up on drugs for acid reflux, depression, or even lung disease. But only about 40 percent of noncardiac chest-pain patients respond to these drugs. And most still have painful symptoms, said Temple University gastroenterol-ogist Ron Schey. Now, he may have found a novel way to treat some of them: dronabinol, a synthetic form of marijuana.
October 30, 2014 |
Challenged by financial analysts who had just learned of Pfizer Inc.'s declining revenue and small quarterly profit, chief executive officer Ian Read said Tuesday that the drugmaker would keep exploring the purchase of a foreign company in the hope of paying less tax in America, U.S. Treasury Department efforts to the contrary. New rules announced in September made a so-called tax-inversion deal "more complicated" and "potentially limits the value," Read said, but the right deal is still worthwhile.
October 29, 2014 |
WHEN YOU have a high-octane, fast-paced team with a pro-style spread offense and a strong-armed quarterback like La Salle College High features, it can translate to many points on the scoreboard. That was the case Saturday night, when Kyle Shurmur completed 14 of 19 passes for 229 yards and two scores in a 31-7 rout of Father Judge in the Catholic League AAAA contest at Northeast High. "We certainly wanted to finish this regular season strong and carry it into the [Catholic League]
October 19, 2014 |
Bill Wasylenko never set out to become the archivist for the La Salle football team. He never expected to have much to do with La Salle at all after graduating in 1969. When he went to a football game at Plymouth Whitemarsh with his two young sons on Labor Day weekend of 2001, it was the first time he had seen the Explorers play in more than 30 years. He was almost fearful he'd run into some of his old classmates. Then the team came to the sidelines, the band played the alma mater, and "all of a sudden, warm feelings came back," Wasylenko said.
October 17, 2014 |
Barbara Solem wrote the book she wanted to read about the pioneering South Jersey settlement where industry made history. Batsto Village: Jewel of the Pines (Plexus Publishing) is the author's lively chronicle of an unusual company town, later a gentleman's farm and, more recently, a visitor destination, in Wharton State Forest. While a number of local histories include chapters about Batsto, Solem's is the first commercially published, book-length treatment of a subject that has long fascinated her. "I love research.
October 16, 2014 |
NEW YORK - It was only a year ago that La Salle, coming off a berth in the 2013 NCAA Sweet 16, was arguably the most popular team at the Atlantic 10 Conference basketball media day. "Yeah, I used to be famous," coach John Giannini said at Tuesday's media day at the Barclays Center. This year, Giannini might prefer to forget about last season's 15-16 finish despite the fact that the Explorers returned most of their regulars from that NCAA team. But he likes that his current seniors started working toward the 2014-15 season just a few days after their season ended in the A-10 tournament.
October 16, 2014 |
BROOKLYN - A year ago at Atlantic 10 Media Day, La Salle coach John Giannini was everybody's favorite interview, still illuminated in the glow that was the Explorers' run to the NCAA's Sweet 16 with three tournament wins, looking forward to what seemed like another NCAA berth. Saint Joseph's Phil Martelli was still a great interview, but his team was picked nowhere in particular after a 2012-13 season that seemed filled with promise but ended ingloriously. The Hawks were not taken particularly seriously last October.
October 12, 2014 |
'A Play, a Pint and a Pie" is not your father's dinner theater. The Tiny Dynamite company's version offers: a drink, a slice of pizza, and a professional production of an hour-long play, with a new show each week. This week's is A Number by major British playwright Caryl Churchill, and it is not to be missed. A Number is about human cloning. Churchill imagines, and asks us to imagine, that if it's difficult as an adult to discover you have a twin, how unimaginably difficult it would be to discover you were one of "a number.