September 23, 2014 |
Make them feel special and loved. Make every encounter count. Make it fun. Put the right people in the right positions, and treat them right. Be committed to excellence. Bridge the divide between you and your customers. Dance and be optimistic, no matter what the score. SOURCE: DillonMarcus Executive Retreats and Tom Burgoyne.
December 12, 1990 |
Burlington Township is going back to the egg this year. "We are definitely in a building process," said coach Alex Marian. "I'm trying to start with the basics, build on the fundamentals of the game, try to improve all phases of (the players') game. " The Falcons were winless last year. Since essentially the same players are back, inexperience will not be a problem, but all phases of their game could certainly stand to improve. Marian listed the things he planned to have the team work on: "The fundamentals - for instance, handling the ball, dribbling the ball without looking at their hands; also fundamentals in passing - the bounce pass, the chest pass, the baseball pass, the hook pass.
May 7, 1989 |
It was the top of the fifth inning, with Sun Valley leading 14-1. Chester needed four runs to keep the game going to avoid losing prematurely by the 10- run rule. The Clippers managed to score three runs and load the bases for junior Nikkita George. But George grounded out - and to the delight of the Vanguards, the sixth and seventh innings were omitted. Chester lost the April 25th game, 14-4. For Chester's first-year softball coach, it must have been just another in a season long filled with disappointment.
July 10, 1989 |
Phillies minor league instructor Jim Fregosi doesn't get angry or frustrated going through monotonous, repetitive fielding drills with Class A Clearwater Phils shortstop Kim Batiste. Batiste, considered a talented prospect, has 28 errors in 70 games this season. But Fregosi, a former six-time, All-Star infielder for the California Angels, New York Mets, Texas Rangers and Pittsburgh Pirates, understands Batiste's struggle. "A lot of times, young players will make foolish errors, just by doing things like not setting up to throw properly," Fregosi said.
February 18, 2000
The time is opportune to reflect on the basic characteristics of our economic system that have brought about our success in recent years. Competitive and open markets, the rule of law, fiscal discipline and a culture of enterprise and entrepreneurship should continue to undergird rapid innovation and enhanced productivity that in turn should foster a sustained further rise in living standards. It would be imprudent, however, to presume that the business cycle has been purged from market economies so long as human expectations are subject to bouts of euphoria and disillusionment.
June 3, 1998 |
As a student-teacher at West Chester Henderson in 1969, Paul Stankewicz decided to volunteer his time with the boys' lacrosse team. "I was sort of green," Stankewicz said. "I didn't know anything about it. It gave me something to do in the spring, and I thought it would help me get a job somewhere. " Stankewicz, 50, has stayed with Henderson and lacrosse, so much so that he is synonymous with the school and the sport. After completing his student teaching, Stankewicz graduated from West Chester State in 1969.
June 21, 2013 |
Closer Jonathan Papelbon had a simple message Wednesday night: The Phillies have to start playing better fundamental baseball. Papelbon also took the blame for a 6-2 loss in 11 innings to the Washington Nationals. Before Monday, he had not blown a save all year. Now he has blown two saves in three days. With the Phillies leading, 2-1, in the ninth, Papelbon allowed an infield hit, a walk and a two-out RBI single by Jayson Werth that tied the score. The Phillies had to settle for winning two out of three against Washington.
September 10, 2012 |
The loss to Maryland may end up being costly for Temple. Going into the season, there was a thought that the Owls (1-1) would have a tough time getting the six wins needed for bowl eligibility. The only sure victories on the schedule - or so some believed - were games against Villanova, Maryland, and Army. But after the Owls' 36-27 setback Saturday against the Terrapins, the road to a bowl game became rougher. So, with a key game at Penn State on Sept. 22, it's probably good for Temple to be entering the first of two bye weeks this season.
June 4, 1998 |
The Downingtown softball team, it turns out, owes its success to something other than the pitching of Angie Templin and a sensational defense. The Whippets are successful, in part, because head coach Mike Morgan isn't exactly Tony Gwynn at the plate. "I can't hit," Morgan said. "I can't hit a lick. You can't teach hitting, so I have to teach something. " Watch Downingtown for a game or two and you see what Morgan teaches. The Whippets are one of the most fundamentally sound - if not the most fundamentally sound - teams in the area.
March 20, 1998 |
It was a cold, blustery day, the type of day when it's tough enough to feel your fingers, let alone feel around for ground balls. Yet, Downingtown's players were fielding ground balls and hitting the cutoffs and making all the right fundamental plays in a 1-0 preseason win over Haverford High earlier this week. "No errors," Whippets coach Mike Morgan said. "Our pitchers were throwing strikes. We were able to get a run. As cold as it was, we played well. " Fundamentals.