November 14, 1989 |
Some Philadelphia Police officers have begun training with the Glock 17 9mm automatics that could replace the .38-caliber revolvers the force issues now. After a trial run of the higher firepower Austrian-made weapons, the department will decide whether to make the switch.
February 14, 1989 |
Radnor kept pace early on, had trouble in the middle periods, and lost 56-43 to Penncrest at home last Thursday. "They had too much firepower," Radnor coach Walt Katuzny said of the Lions. "Their center, Lenny Jenkins, hurt us inside and we again didn't shoot well. " Penncrest quickly turned a 12-10 opening-period lead into an 8-point advantage at the half, 26-18. The Lions then took a 39-26 lead before the start of the final quarter. "We got good shots but we didn't make the high-percentage shots," Katuzny said.
February 16, 1987 |
Bernie Driscoll's Haverford School Fords showed their preseason prowess Friday night when they routed the Chestnut Hill Hillers, 74-55, at home. The Fords demonstrated the offensive punch that had them winning game after game in preseason play but which had been lacking since the Inter-Academic League season began. The Fords (2-5 league, 11-9 overall) were awesome Friday, and "Fast" Eddie McCrystal was the most awesome of all. McCrystal, who hopes to attend St. Joseph's University in the fall, shot 13-for-19 from the floor and made 8-for-11 from the free-throw line for a total of 34 points.
June 4, 1992 |
Ridley didn't need a scouting report. All the Green Raiders had to do was look at Unionville coach Lee Krug. Any lacrosse team whose coach wears a cowboy hat is going to come out firing. And did it ever. Unionville (20-0-1), the defending state champion, outshot the Green Raiders, 33-13, on its way to a 17-9 state semifinal victory Tuesday at Perkiomen Valley High. With the victory, the Indians, an unselfish, quick team, set up a dream matchup this afternoon against Downingtown (17-0-1)
October 20, 1998 |
Shawnee coach Brian Gibney had seen enough. Tired of seeing the Renegades held scoreless against premier soccer teams, Gibney made a drastic move with his lineup that paid immediate dividends during yesterday's 2-1 victory over Cherokee in an Olympic Conference American Division matchup. Shawnee, which is ranked No. 1 in South Jersey by The Inquirer, had lost, 1-0, to No. 2 Cherry Hill East on Thursday. Earlier this season, the Renegades tied No. 4 Lenape, 0-0. Gibney wanted some offensive punch, and he received it by moving Brian King from stopper to center halfback, Rocky Panarella from the midfield to center forward, and Craig Lindquist from center forward out to the wing.
December 27, 2010 |
DENVER - While the Denver Nuggets certainly miss Carmelo Anthony and his 24 points a game, they still have been able to put the ball in the basket on a consistent basis, averaging 104.5 points in the two games he had missed. Anthony missed his third straight game last night due to the death of his sister last Tuesday in Baltimore. Scoring for the 76ers, though, has been about as scarce as snow has been recently in the Denver area. It was 55 and sunny here yesterday. The Sixers have scored just under 89 points a game over their past eight, including only 78 in their past two. Coach Doug Collins is aware of his club's lack of firepower and acknowledges they have to overcome it with some lockdown defense.
August 2, 1988 |
When Philadelphia law enforcement officers stage a raid these days, they are as likely to find the bad guys armed with military assault rifles and semi-automatic pistols as they are the traditional revolver and sawed-off shotgun. "We've moved from the old .32-caliber break-overs and zip guns to Uzis and 9mm semi-automatics," Larry Paul, supervisor of ballistics for the police firearms identification unit, said in an interview yesterday. The police lab handles ballistics tests for law enforcement agencies throughout the Delaware Valley.
November 30, 1992 |
Ten heavily armed men who had been blasting away the night at the Passyunk Homes housing project were seized early yesterday with enough firepower to have easily outgunned the cops who arrested them. But there was no resistance to the 5:30 a.m. arrests. One dozen cops - a bulletproof-vest-clad team of Housing Authority officers and Philadelphia police from the 1st District - caught the gunslingers in plain view and chased them into an apartment, police said. "We didn't really give them a chance to do anything," said Housing Police Sgt. Delano Stones.
September 10, 1986
"Why not legalize bazookas? Tanks? Shoulder fired low yield nuclear rockets?" And why not, as an Aug. 31 editorial asked? At the time the Bill of Rights was written the intent of the Second Amendment was that there be a balance of power between the citizens and their government. Cannons, then the highest firepower available, could also be owned by private citizens or militia. In terms of relative absolute firepower the citizenry has already been disarmed by general consensus, since along with not wanting machine guns in the hands of homicidal maniacs we also don't want nuclear weapons in the hands of industrial security personnel or the Rockefellers, etc. There has been no replacement for the balance of power lost to the government, and this as much as anything is why you will find the National Rifle Association advocating what appears to you an implausible proposition.
May 31, 2009 |
They came back once. They came back twice. Eventually, the Washington Township girls' lacrosse team ran out of rallies. And out of time, too. "We kept digging ourselves a hole," coach Sandy Stockl said. "We fought back a couple times, but then it just evaporated on us. " Anna Tichy and Lauren Sbrilli each scored five goals, and Carlee Dragon generated four goals and five assists as Bridgewater-Raritan beat Washington Township, 19-13, yesterday in the Group 4 state championship game.