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.
October 11, 2014 |
La Salle is riding a big wave of momentum after battling back from a 17-point deficit and knocking off fellow juggernaut Archbishop Wood, 35-31, last week in a thriller. After losing three of four games against out-of-state powers, St. Joseph's Prep gained a much-needed boost with a 49-28 romp over Malvern Prep. That sets the stage for the highly anticipated Catholic League Class AAAA opener between the Explorers and Hawks at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Plymouth Whitemarsh. An overflow crowd is expected.
October 9, 2014 |
JIMMY HERRON might be the city's best current wide receiver who won't play college football. Truthfully, that's because the 6-1, 185-pound senior is also a dynamic centerfielder who's headed to Duke when his days at La Salle High are over. When that time comes, Herron could stake a claim as the city's best pass catcher - ever. Well, at least when it comes to catching touchdowns, nobody has done it more often. One thing for sure, Herron is our latest Player of the Week. The city's all-time leader in touchdown receptions added four more in the Explorers' 35-31, come-from-behind shocker against previously undefeated Archbishop Wood.
October 8, 2014 |
The majority owner of Aker Philadelphia Shipyard and American Shipping Co. is exploring "strategic initiatives" for the companies that might include a U.S. listing of stock, a merger or acquisition, or a financial restructuring. Converto Capital Fund, an investment fund owned by the Norwegian parent company Aker ASA, has a 57 percent stake in Aker Philadelphia Shipyard and a 20 percent stake in American Shipping Co. "These two companies have performed well, and Converto is always looking to create values," said Atle Kigen, Aker ASA spokesman.
October 5, 2014 |
THE CITY'S all-time leader in receiving touchdowns was busy last night. La Salle High senior Jimmy Herron caught four more touchdowns as the Explorers overcame a 17-point, third-quarter deficit to stun previously unbeaten Archbishop Wood, 35-31, before an overflow crowd at William Tennent High. He now has 33 career receiving TDs. However, Herron isn't an all-he-does-is-catch-touchdowns wideout. The 6-1, 185-pound defensive back also recovered a late fumble and broke up Wood's last gasp on a fourth-and-15 from the 50 with under a minute remaining.
October 4, 2014 |
It's the marquee weekend matchup in Southeastern Pennsylvania. It's also arguably one of the top games in the country. In a battle between Catholic League juggernauts, La Salle, ranked No. 2 by The Inquirer, will face No. 1 Archbishop Wood at 7 p.m. Friday at William Tennent's Claude Lodge Field. The Explorers (4-1) have won three straight games, including a pair against out-of-state opponents, since a Week 2 loss to North Jersey power Bergen Catholic. The Vikings (5-0) have outscored opponents by 211-53.
September 30, 2014 |
The average annual gas price was $1.08. President Bill Clinton was embroiled in the Monica Lewinsky scandal. And the Eagles, under coach Ray Rhodes, went 3-13 and placed last in the NFC East. The year was 1998. It marks the last time Catholic League powerhouses La Salle and Archbishop Wood squared off on the gridiron. That 16-year break ends Friday night when the Vikings, undefeated and ranked No. 1 in Southeastern Pennsylvania by The Inquirer, and the No. 2 Explorers meet at William Tennent for area bragging rights.
September 27, 2014 |
Abington Health is exploring a "unique" partnership with Center City's Jefferson Health System, Abington told employees in a letter Wednesday from chief executive Larry Merlis and chief of staff John J. Kelly. The Montgomery County health system said the talks were part of a broader effort to find a partner. "We are pleased to inform you that Abington Health is exploring options for aligning with another major health system through a strategic partnership that will ensure Abington will thrive in the future as we care for our patients in the rapidly evolving health-care environment," the letter said.
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.