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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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February 13, 2015 | By Tim McManus, Inquirer Staff Writer
Elmange Watson scored 31 points, including five three-pointers, and Washington topped visiting Frankford, 78-63, in the Public League Class AAAA semifinals Wednesday. Jheron Johnson added 12 points, Asanti Ali scored 11 and Jerome Blume and Charles Brown had 10 each. In the other AAAA semifinal, Tyere Marshall's 16 points and 10 rebounds paced host Martin Luther King to a 66-41 win over Bartram. Sammy Foreman added 12 points and eight assists, and Chase Rodgers had 10 points and 10 rebounds.
NEWS
February 12, 2015 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
FOLKS IN THE BLOCK of Tackawanna Street between Kinsey and Gillingham, in Frankford, knew Beverly Dennison-Pritchett as a devoted leader. Beverly saw it as her job to make sure the block was clean, no trash strewn about and, most important of all, no rowdiness. As the block captain, Beverly took her position seriously. She wanted her block to shine above all the others in Philadelphia. "She loved doing things for her family and her community," said her daughter, Georganna Pritchett.
SPORTS
January 21, 2015 | By Aaron Carter, Inquirer Staff Writer
Derrick Miller stood beneath one scoreboard while his sister, Gloria, tears streaming, was stationed under the other. Surrounded by several of their basketball "siblings" on Monday, the only two biological children of Vince Miller, the late, beloved Frankford coach, had just unveiled banners in their father's memory. "Welcome to the Vince Miller Memorial Court," the banners read, in part. The dedication came before Frankford defeated Sankofa, 67-58, Monday behind 22 points from Demetrius White and eight assists from Quadire Truesdale.
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January 21, 2015 | BY AARON CARTER, Daily News Staff Writer cartera@phillynews.com
DERRICK MILLER stood beneath one scoreboard, while his sister Gloria, tears streaming, was stationed under the other. Surrounded by several of their basketball "siblings" yesterday, the only two biological children of Vince Miller - the late, beloved Frankford coach - had just unveiled banners in their father's memory. "Welcome to the Vince Miller Memorial Court," the banners read, in part. The dedication came before Frankford defeated Sankofa, 67-58, yesterday behind 22 points from Demetrius White and eight assists from Quadire Truesdale.
NEWS
January 6, 2015 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
EILEEN LABOLITO could rarely make it down a street in Frankford's Northwood section without being stopped by someone she had helped teach as a child. "You taught me when I was a kid," was the typical greeting. "I just wanted to thank you. " And sometimes there would be a knock on her door and there would be a child who had heard that Eileen was ill and wanted to tell her how much she had meant to him or her. "I think she was put on this earth to deal with 4-year-olds," said her husband, Joseph Labolito.
SPORTS
December 13, 2014 | By Paul Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jahmir Green sank two free throws with 15 seconds left to lift host Boys' Latin over Frankford, 58-57, in a Public League Division B boys' basketball game. Zafir Smith sealed the win with a block at the other end. Green led the Warriors with 14 points. Jelani Mauge and Umar Saaba each added 11 points. Frankford's Quadire Truesdale scored a game-high 17 points. In other Public League action: Strawberry Mansion clinched its first victory of the season with a 77-61 win against Prep Charter.
NEWS
December 6, 2014 | By Mike Newall and Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writers
The neighbors on Haworth Street had suspected for months that something was wrong. They almost never saw Prane Paciunas, the elderly woman who lived in the immaculate house on the corner, and when they did manage to speak with her, she didn't seem herself. She'd lost weight. Her pantry was bare. And her live-in caretaker, Jean Dombrowski, had stopped letting people inside, neighbors say. Between February and November of this year, Paciunas' neighbors and fellow parishioners say, they tried to seek help for her - notifying the Philadelphia Corp.
NEWS
December 5, 2014 | By Ronnie Polaneczky, Daily News Columnist
HOW Prane Paciunas must have suffered in the last months of her life. Not just from the pain of deep, maggot-infested bedsores. Not just from the agony of starvation. But from the absolute betrayal of Jean Marie Dombrowski, 48, the woman she'd trusted to care for her. The more I learn about the simple, gracious and dignified life of Paciunas, 89, the more her death breaks my heart. At least she did not succumb in squalor, ignored by the human animals who walked around her as she rotted on a filthy mattress on her living-room floor.
NEWS
December 5, 2014 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
A 48-year-old woman accused of severely neglecting a Frankford woman in her care has been charged with murder. Prane Paciunas, 89, died Nov. 15, eight days after she was found dirty, emaciated, and suffering from open, maggot-infested sores at her home on the 2100 block of Haworth Street in Frankford. One of the sores was so severe that bones were exposed, police said. Jean Dombrowski, Paciunas' caretaker, was initially charged with aggravated assault, neglect of care, and related charges.
NEWS
December 2, 2014 | By Tricia L. Nadolny, Inquirer Staff Writer
Three men were critically injured, each hit multiple times, in a Sunday-night shooting in the Frankford section of Philadelphia, police said. The shootings happened about 8:50 p.m. on the 4700 block of Penn Street. Officials said the suspected shooter, a man wearing dark clothing, was last seen running north on Penn. Officials said a 24-year-old man was shot twice, in the back and buttocks; a 26-year-old man was shot twice, in the face and back; and a 25-year-old man was shot multiple times in the legs, groin, and right arm. One victim was taken to Aria-Frankford Hospital; the others were taken to Einstein Hospital, police said.
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