July 27, 2013 |
Pro Bowl quarterback Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons have agreed to terms on a five-year contract extension, the team announced on Thursday. Falcons spokesman Reggie Roberts said the deal was being finalized as the Penn Charter product led the offense through practice on the first day of training camp. A source said Ryan's extension is worth $103.75 million, with $59 million guaranteed. Ryan will average $20.75 million during the first three years of the extension. The 28-year-old Ryan, the NFL's No. 3 overall draft pick of 2008, is entering the sixth and final season of his original rookie contract and will earn a $10 million salary.
July 26, 2013 |
PRO BOWL quarterback Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons have agreed to terms on a 5-year contract extension. Falcons spokesman Reggie Roberts said the deal was being finalized as Ryan led the offense through practice yesterday on the first day of training camp. A source familiar with the situation said Ryan's extension is for $103.75 million deal, with $59 million guaranteed. The source said Ryan will average $20.75 million during the first 3 years of the extension. "I've always not worried about the business side of it," Ryan said at a news conference last night.
June 16, 2013 |
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - They were one of the last qualifiers for the PIAA District 1 playoffs. And they were the district's fourth and final entry into the state tournament. Well, so much for the seedings. The North Penn Knights pulled off the highly improbable Friday night, ending their Cinderella story with a 6-5, nine-inning triumph over District 3's Lower Dauphin in the Class AAAA state final at Penn State's Medlar Field at Lubrano Park. The difference was Bobby Scott's walk-off single to left field that drove home Eddie Posavec from second base and set off a wild celebration.
June 12, 2013 |
The recently potent Pennsbury offense ground to a halt Tuesday in the PIAA Class AAAA softball semifinals. The Falcons, who had scored 27 runs in their first two state-tournament games, were shut down in a 3-1 loss to Canon McMillan at Carlisle. Christina Bascara drove in the Falcons' lone run with a fourth-inning single. Pennsbury had only seven hits off Alayna Astuto, who struck out three and walked one. Abby McCartney knocked in all three of the Macs' runs, with an RBI double in the first inning and a two-run homer in the sixth.
June 6, 2013 |
They practiced the play all season. They used it once - in the seventh inning of the state semifinals. "The play of the game," Burlington Township baseball coach Jason Stec said of the bunt-rotation play that helped the Falcons secure a 4-3 victory over Northern Burlington in the Group 3 state semifinals Tuesday at Rider University. "It was huge," said Burlington Township senior Ryan Bell, who triggered the big play by bouncing off the mound, fielding the ball, and firing to third.
May 30, 2013 |
The Pennsbury softball team had gotten familiar with the concept of waiting. Waiting for their final home game of the season. Waiting to earn a spot in the state tournament. And for the nine seniors, waiting to see if they were about to play their final game in a Falcons uniform. Wednesday's 8-3 victory over West Chester Henderson in a District 1 Class AAAA quarterfinal had been a long time coming. The game was scheduled for last Friday and then Saturday, postponed both times because of the weather, and then was rained out on Tuesday.
May 22, 2013 |
EVEN AS F. ARTHUR McMorris was being dive-bombed - with just a broom between him and the fastest animal in the world - he had nothing but pride for his aggressors. "The more aggressive they are, the more we like it," McMorris said. "That means they're better parents. " McMorris, the peregrine-falcon coordinator for the Pennsylvania Game Commission, spent yesterday morning inside City Hall's tower banding four healthy baby peregrine falcons that he estimated to be about 30 days old. The birds are the offspring of one of just 33 pairs of peregrine falcons known in the state.
April 18, 2013 |
As Pennsbury coach Joe Pesci knows well, Falcons righthander Brandon Garrett would rather undergo complicated root canal than be pulled from a game. "We were playing Harry S Truman and I was walking toward the mound," Pesci recalled. "He's like, 'I'm not coming out of this game.' I said to him, 'Calm down. I'm just coming out to talk to you.' " Garrett's workhorse approach to pitching has been evident in his Pennsbury career. The 6-foot-2, 190-pound senior has worked 13 complete games over the last three seasons.
March 31, 2013 |
It was the day that the Pennsbury softball team was supposed to compete in its season opener. Instead, the Falcons found themselves inside the school's gym, hitting off a machine and playing "pepper. " The hype for the season to begin was already at a fever pitch when the Falcons held a pasta party the night before, but when they woke up that Monday morning and looked out their windows, snow was falling and the ground was covered. Texts starting flying between teammates. They wouldn't be playing, would they?