August 15, 1986 |
A handcuffed Oklahoma trucker whose tractor-trailer was hijacked at a Pennsylvania Turnpike rest stop yesterday managed to grab the hijacker's gun about an hour later and fired four shots that sent the man fleeing, police said. Charles Bartlow, 30, of Sand Springs, Okla., told police that he was returning to his rig after an afternoon break at a rest stop west of the Fort Washington interchange when he found a man in the bunk at the back of the truck's cab. The man pointed a revolver at Bartlow's face, police said.
December 28, 1988 |
It took them three extra minutes to do it, but the Frankford Pioneers overcame imposing St. Nicholas of Tolentine last night with a 78-74 overtime victory in the semifinals of the Seagull Classic at St. Joseph's University. Tolentine, a nationally acclaimed school in the Bronx, rebounded from an eight-point deficit late in the fourth quarter to tie the score at 70-70 at the end of regulation. Junior forward Brian Reese gave the Wildcats life and extended the game to overtime when he hit a three-point shot from the left corner with 15 seconds to play.
December 13, 2008 |
Center Jared Ross scored two of the Phantoms' three goals in the first period last night on the way to a 5-2 victory over the Springfield Falcons in an AHL game at the MassMutual Center. Right winger David Lalilberte scored the other goal in the period, between Ross' pair, as the Phantoms took a 3-0 lead. Center Nate Raduns increased the advantage to 4-0 when he scored the second period's only goal with five minutes left to play. Scott Munroe stopped 21 of 23 shots for the Phantoms.
June 18, 1987 |
Most brides will tell you that at least one thing goes wrong at every wedding - the groom fumbles over his vows, the wrong flowers are delivered, the cake collapses, the band gets lost or the power at the reception hall goes out. For Jody Blank of Northeast Philadelphia, the problem arose after the wedding ceremony and the reception had gone virtually without a hitch, and she had begun preparing for her honeymoon. That was when she discovered that her wallet and airline tickets to Florida had been stolen from her purse, Lower Moreland police said.
September 22, 1997 |
Souderton's reputation preceded it against Wissahickon on Friday night, and Nate Overholt took full advantage of it. The junior quarterback threw for 209 yards and three touchdowns on 5-for-5 passing, utilizing the play fake to perfection in a 31-6 win. All of Overholt's completions and yardage came in the first half, when the Indians (3-1) ran for only 23 yards on eight rushes. He added a 79-yard touchdown run for good measure in the third quarter. Wissahickon (1-2) crowded the line of scrimmage to stop Souderton's running, bringing both safeties within five yards of the line of scrimmage.
March 10, 1988 |
The only way they would become ominous giants is by peering in a fun-house mirror. No member of the Chester Clippers' starting lineup will ever win a Kareem Abdul-Jabbar look-alike contest. "They talk about a three-guard set - well, we have a four-guard offense and one mini-forward," Chester coach Alonzo Lewis said with a smile. The Clippers, however, have made out quite well this season with their merry bunch of slick, quick tricksters. Tuesday night, Chester (24-2) made it to tomorrow's District 1 Class AAAA championship game against Coatesville by blazing past Abington, 78-71, in a blistering semifinal game at the Palestra.
August 25, 2004 |
An armed robbery at a Moorestown fast-food restaurant was foiled late Monday when a drive-through customer became impatient, banged on a window, and inadvertently scared away the gunman, police said. An employee at the McDonald's on West Camden Avenue was taking out trash shortly before midnight when a gunman accosted him, Moorestown Police Lt. Frank Fullerton said. After forcing the employee back inside at gunpoint, the man ordered the manager to open the safe, Fullerton said.
December 8, 1997 |
It wasn't hard for Rage coach Lisa Boyer to figure out why her team lost to Columbus, 80-69, in front of a season-high 6,108 fans in an American Basketball League game at the Palestra last night. "We were a different team in the first half and they were a different team in the second," Boyer said matter-of-factly. The Rage, ahead 41-30 at the half, saw the lead and the game's momentum slip away in the second half when the Quest rallied to take a 60-52 third-quarter lead. Columbus's run was sparked by Shannon Johnson, who scored 12 of her 14 points in the third quarter.
March 3, 2007 |
A head butt in Round 6 did the most visible damage to a bloody-faced Mike Stewart last night in the main event at the New Alhambra. But Stewart was hurt the most when unheralded opponent Enrique Colin of Guasave, Mexico, switched to southpaw in Round 4 and did the real harm with his fists. Colin came out fast from the start and took a majority decision over Stewart, the crowd favorite from New Castle, Del. With the loss, the 29-year-old Stewart dropped to 41-6-2. Colin improved to 22-3-3.
February 13, 1997 |
A 16-year-old Berlin Borough girl who was home alone called 911 after surprising four men breaking into the house yesterday, and police nabbed all four suspects following a high-speed chase. During the incident, the fleeing car rammed a police cruiser, and an officer was injured when he slipped and fell on ice while making an arrest. Arrested and charged with aggravated assault, burglary and other offenses were Tyrone J. Addye, 23; Maurice Moore, 19; his brother Michael Moore, 21; and Jay Vines, 19, all of an apartment complex in Blackwood.