April 9, 2015 |
Incredible as its sounds, Pennsbury first baseman D.J. Endler says he lost about 40 pounds since last summer without even trying. "No diet or anything," the 6-foot-1, 200-pound senior said. "The only thing I did was play baseball for Falls Legion. " The slimmed-down Endler ripped a solo home run to right field Tuesday afternoon to forge a 6-6 tie in the bottom of the seventh at Pennsbury. "The weight loss affected my power, but I'm in better shape," Endler said. The Suburban One League National Conference matchup ended soon after, as the umpires suspended play after seven due to darkness.
January 18, 2015 |
On a fastbreak midway through the fourth quarter, a sprinting Vinny Dalessandro hauled in a pass from Conwell-Egan teammate Chase Kumor and threw down an emphatic dunk. In what had been a back-and-forth contest Friday night against Archbishop Wood, Dalessandro's slam started an 11-3 run that propelled the host Eagles past their Bucks County rival, 66-53, in a Catholic League matchup in Fairless Hills. "I came into this game pretty motivated," Dalessandro said. "We really needed this win, and I was going up against one of the league's better forwards in Luke Connaghan.
January 5, 2015 |
One in a continuing series spotlighting real estate markets in the region's communities. Falls Township, Bucks County, may not be that well-known throughout the far-flung Philadelphia region. But its Fairless Hills and Levittown sections certainly are. The township came first, back in the early days of European settlement, and it was here that William Penn built Pennsbury Manor, which he occupied from 1683 to 1701. The village of Fallsington is here, too, with its "wonderful, old historic houses," as Martin Millner, of Coldwell Banker Hearthside in Yardley, describes them.
December 19, 2014 |
A BUCKS COUNTY woman whose company once housed Vince Fumo has been pardoned for a 30-year-old drug charge. Diane Mary DeBarri, 61, was one of 12 people pardoned for federal crimes by President Obama yesterday, according to a statement from the White House. DeBarri, of Fairless Hills, was convicted in 1984 of conspiracy to manufacture and distribute methamphetamine and related offenses, according to the statement. She served a 90-day jail sentence in that case, followed by five years' probation.
December 19, 2014 |
President Obama granted a presidential pardon Wednesday for a 1980s drug crime to a Bucks County woman who is now chief executive officer of a nonprofit company that operates halfway houses. Diane Mary DeBarri of Fairless Hills was pardoned for a 1984 conviction on federal charges of conspiracy to manufacture and distribute methamphetamine, and distribution of methamphetamine. She was sentenced to 90 days in prison and five years' probation. DeBarri, formerly known as Diane Mary Wilhelm, is CEO and chairman of the board of the Kintock Group, which is headquartered in King of Prussia and runs facilities in New Jersey and Philadelphia.
November 8, 2014 |
As the marathon contest was finally winding down, Pennsbury's Mike Alley offered Charles Snorweah well-deserved congratulations on the sideline. And after Alley learned of Snorweah's final rushing total in the 63-55 shootout win Friday night over visiting Downingtown West, the junior quarterback said, "That's ridiculous. " Snorweah, a senior bound for Rutgers, carried 29 times for a career-high 427 yards and seven touchdowns while leading the Falcons to a wild PIAA District 1 Class AAAA first-round playoff victory in Fairless Hills.
October 26, 2014 |
On the second play from scrimmage, when Josh Adams turned a short pass into a 61-yard touchdown, many on hand at Pennsbury had a feeling that the star tailback was just getting started for Central Bucks South. But shortly after, the Notre Dame recruit went down with a left-ankle injury. The host Falcons then seized control of the Suburban One League National Conference showdown, notching eight unanswered scores and romping to a 55-7 win Friday night in Fairless Hills. "From my point of view, it didn't change anything when [Adams]
October 10, 2014 |
It's far from easy following in the footsteps of a player who amassed 5,708 rushing yards and scored 75 touchdowns in his career. For Joe Unangst, in taking over for standout Mike Class as Pennridge's go-to-rusher, it was important not to place undue pressure on himself. "You can only do the best with what you have," the 5-foot-10, 180-pound senior said. "I wasn't trying to be the next Mike Class. I just wanted to take a team-first approach going into the season. " Comparisons aside, the three-sport athlete has played a major role in Pennridge's 5-1 start.
September 19, 2014 |
HER LIFE WAS short, but little Nicoletta Rose had an impact on many. An outpouring of support continued Thursday for the baby girl who died Monday after being delivered by emergency C-section after her mother was struck by a stray bullet that later killed her. As of Thursday night, an online donation fund set up by a family friend had raised nearly $6,000 - surpassing its initial $2,000 goal - to help cover funeral expenses for Nicoletta and...