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September 6, 1997 | JIM MacMILLAN/ DAILY NEWS
A firefighter leaves the scene of a Frankford house fire which sent an unidentified woman to the hospital yesterday. The blaze occurred in the 4400 block of Elizabeth Street.
SPORTS
June 2, 1998 | by Ted Silary, Daily News Sports Writer
Baseball nut Jack Redfern could have remained at Julia Masterman for all four years of high school. Throughout that stint, however, he would have been miserable to a certain degree. Masterman's only sin, in Redfern's mind, was that it didn't (and still doesn't) offer baseball, so after two years he packed his books and his hopes of gaining at least a sliver of baseball acclaim and transferred to Frankford. Keep in mind, Masterman is among the city's top academic institutions whereas Frankford is a neighborhood school not without its share of problems.
SPORTS
May 6, 1997 | By Marcia C. Smith, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
This was Frankford's baseball game to lose. The Pioneers went in undefeated atop the Public League standings, a team of underclassmen antsy to keep their perfect record, and they faced a hungry Central team that sought to dethrone the only team ahead of it. Both teams figured it would be close, and neither conceded it was over until the umpire left the field. Only in the bottom of the ninth, two innings past regulation, did Frankford finally prevail in a game it had led comfortably before falling behind by two runs going into that final at-bat.
SPORTS
October 23, 1993 | By Pete Schnatz, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Entering yesterday's home-field showdown with Frankford, Germantown football coach Charlie Hicks was hoping for a test by which to measure his team's improved play over last season. Hicks was still unsure about the Bears, who struggled to a 4-6, fourth- place finish in the Public League's Division B in 1992, but had opened this season by ripping through their first four opponents. "This is a pivotal game for us; it'll show us where we stand in the league," Hicks had told his players.
SPORTS
February 20, 2005 | By Ira Josephs INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Fourteen titles were tallied, and 14 tales were told at yesterday's PIAA District 12 wrestling tournament. Each District 12 and Public League wrestling champion took a separate path to the top at George Washington High. Both the winner and runner-up in each weight class continue their seasons at the regional championships on March 4-5 at Norristown High. Frankford, which has won nine straight Public League dual-meet crowns, was also the team tournament champion with 287.5 points.
NEWS
December 4, 1986 | By Tim Panaccio, Inquirer Staff Writer
Scanning the list of Public League football champions over the years, one school continues to come up. Frankford. If anything, tradition will be on Frankford's side Saturday, when the Pioneers (7-3) meet Bartram (8-1) for the Public League Championship at Northeast High (2 p.m.). Frankford has won 18 Public League titles outright, its last two years ago under John McAneney, who took over for the legendary Al Angelo. "They might have tradition," Bartram coach Tom Bazis said, "but at the same time, the typical Southwest Philly kid has no respect for tradition.
SPORTS
December 7, 1996 | By Marcia C. Smith, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Had the Public League football final between front-runner Frankford and steady-playing Dobbins been scheduled a month ago, the prognosticators would have flocked to Frankford's bench. Then came the teams' last two games: confidence builders for Dobbins, spine shakers for Frankford. In today's league championship game at 2 p.m. at Northeast High, the Pioneers (10-1), coming off a loss, enter floundering in their championship gait, and once-perceived dark horse Dobbins (9-1)
NEWS
December 5, 1989 | By Kevin L. Carter, Inquirer Staff Writer
Before Frankford beat Lincoln, 2-1, to win its third straight Public League soccer championship, Pioneers coach Bill Snyder told his team that a victory would mark the first time in more than 50 years that a Frankford team had achieved such a streak. From 1917 to 1919, the Pioneers won three straight. A victory Thursday at Philadelphia Textile would tie that, he said. So what if he pulled a Joe Isuzu? Actually, Frankford won five straight championships between 1964 and '68. Snyder played on three of those teams.
SPORTS
November 20, 1997 | by Ted Silary, Daily News Sports Writer
For reasons that remain unclear, Daniel Antoniuk long ago was tagged "Dizzy" by a brother, and the nickname never left him. Yesterday, though, the operative handle for Antoniuk and his Central High soccer teammates was giddy. With Antoniuk, a 6-2, 170-pound senior midfielder, scoring two goals, the Lancers stunned Frankford, 4-1, in a semifinal at Abraham Lincoln to terminate the Pioneers' amazing 10-year run of Public League championships. "It's about time they lost," Antoniuk said.
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September 17, 2014 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphia police are searching for a man they say fired nearly a dozen shots at a car in Frankford on Sunday and instead hit a 25-year-old pregnant woman sitting outside, leading to the deaths of both mother and child. Megan Doto, 25, was eight months pregnant when a bullet struck her in the face around 10:45 a.m. on the 1500 block of Adams Avenue, police said. She was rushed to Temple University Hospital, where doctors performed an emergency cesarean section. Doto's baby, a girl, was delivered at 12:30 p.m. and immediately listed in critical condition.
NEWS
September 16, 2014 | BY MORGAN ZALOT, Daily News Staff Writer zalotm@phillynews.com, 215-854-5928
EXACTLY A MONTH from today, 26-year-old Megan Doto was due to give birth. A baby boy, the petite, dark-haired mother-to-be gushed to friends and her neighbors in Frankford. She'd name the baby Carmine, she wrote on Facebook, proudly posting photos of her round belly. Yesterday, as Doto sat outside on her block of Adams Avenue near Griscom Street, soaking in a late-summer day under crystal-blue skies just before noon, that dream of raising baby Carmine was violently torn from the young mother.
FOOD
September 11, 2014 | By Michael Klein, PHILLY.COM
Todd Carmichael and JP Iberti were at the top of their game, famous for their particular specialty: La Colombe coffee. Then each took up a hobby, creating another specialty. Soon, each became obsessed. For Carmichael, it was distilling; he even set up a legal still - though he calls it "moonshining" - at La Colombe's roasting plant in Port Richmond. Meanwhile, Iberti revived his love of baking and set up an oven. "On Fridays, we'd make food for the staff and JP would be baking bread and I'd send them home with rum," said Carmichael, the globe-trotting entrepreneur who also stars in the Travel Channel series Dangerous Grounds . "We were getting very, very good at it, and we said, 'Well . . . we should share it with the world.
SPORTS
September 7, 2014 | BY AARON CARTER, Daily News Staff Writer cartera@phillynews.com, 215-854-5814
JARVIS "P.J. " Cooper wasn't even on West Philadelphia High coach Frank Steed's radar, let alone his roster before summer conditioning began in June. Cooper, who played as a senior for Frankford last season, was finished with football. That was until he came to summer conditioning with the Speedboys and asked Steed to take a chance on him. Last night, Cooper repaid the favor, scoring both of West Philly's touchdowns en route to a thrilling 12-8 nonleague triumph against Bartram under the lights at 48th and Spruce streets.
NEWS
July 18, 2014 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Fatalism, defeatism, and paralysis in the face of crisis. These marvelous, quintessentially Philadelphian attributes, so readily discussed on sports radio, figure large in Philly author Andrew Meredith's powerful, elegant memoir, The Removers . Poetic, animated at turns by sly wit and a vital sense of the tragic, Meredith's literary debut is a coming-of-age story about a young man so laid low by familial crisis - and a keen talent for self-destruction...
NEWS
July 11, 2014 | BY MENSAH M. DEAN, Daily News Staff Writer deanm@phillynews.com, 215-568-8278
DEVIN "Cole" Smith was once a Frankford drug dealer feared by the very people who bought his crack cocaine. So when Ramona Bell, 49, allegedly stole drugs and money from him on Feb. 8, 2013, Smith acted the part. He punched and stomped the life out of Bell in front of a handful of his terrified customers inside a crack house on Salem Street near Foulkrod, Assistant District Attorney Peter Lim told a jury yesterday at the conclusion of Smith's trial. "Nobody deserved to die like that . . . their face deformed, their breathing gurgling," said Lim, who asked the jury for a first-degree-murder conviction.
NEWS
July 9, 2014 | BY JASON NARK, Daily News Staff Writer narkj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5916
THE LAST TIME Elizabeth Stiver saw her daughter Sandy, the teen was running away from the family's home in Frankford toward the El with her sister-in-law. That was in 1968. Yesterday, Berks County Coroner Dennis Hess placed a metal urn in front of the elderly woman, who'd driven to Bern Township with two other children to be reunited with Sandy 46 years later. Elizabeth Stiver wept, with a tissue by her mouth, and didn't speak. "My mom saw them running down the street. She was hollering for them," Hazel DeMoss, Sandy's sister, said as she held her mother's hand at a morning news conference.
NEWS
July 2, 2014 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
IT'S A WARNING repeated all summer long by public-safety authorities: Stay out of the city's creeks and streams. Yesterday, a teenager ignored that warning and lost his life in the waters of Frankford Creek, police said. The victim, a 15-year-old boy whose identity wasn't immediately available, was swimming with friends in the creek near Ramona and Wyoming avenues in Juniata Park about 5:45 p.m., police said. He was dragged under by the strong currents, and was unconscious when emergency medical personnel pulled him ashore minutes later.
NEWS
June 10, 2014 | BY JASON NARK, Daily News Staff Writer narkj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5916
THE PHILADELPHIA Police detective's business card sat in Russell Samuel Stiver's wallet for years, long after Stiver left the city, his large family reduced by two. Once a year, whether he was living in Missouri or Ohio, Stiver would drive his Ford station wagon back to Philly alone, to find out if police or anyone else had seen or heard from his daughter Sandra or daughter-in-law Martha. One day soon, three of Stiver's children - Hazel, Tom and Patrick - will drive back to Pennsylvania, 46 years after Sandy and Marty went missing.
SPORTS
May 29, 2014 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
In the third inning of the Public League baseball championship game Tuesday, George Washington's Roger Hanson was nearly pulled after experiencing a bout of wildness and giving up four walks. "I couldn't find my release point at all; my mechanics were off," the senior righthander said. "But I wasn't coming out of the game. No way. I wasn't going to let my teammates down. " Hanson stayed in against Franklin Towne Charter, escaped the third inning with a 4-6-3 double play, and helped the Eagles earn their first Public League crown since 1995 with a 3-2 triumph at Ashburn Field in South Philadelphia.
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