October 4, 2014 |
With 90 seconds left in regulation in a tie game, Doug Gant scored the winner. Gant's dramatic timing netted Delsea its third goal, earning the team a 3-2 home win over Cumberland in a Tri-County Diamond boys' soccer game Thursday. Brett Hughes and Jordan Lawrence also added a goal each for the Crusaders. Delsea goalies Jake Hughes and Nick Henry each recorded five saves. Elsewhere in the conference, Michael D'Orio scored for Schalick off an assist from Tyler Lunsford in its 1-0 win at Glassboro.
December 27, 2012 |
JASON DAWKINS walks down Frankford Avenue from Margaret to Orthodox streets like the mayor of a small village, schmoozing with the barber, the cafe owner and the greengrocer and talking about a rebirth as real as the rumble of the El above. "I'm a Frankford blood," said Dawkins, smiling, tracing his large family back several generations. "Everyone in the community knows my name, knows my parents, so they feel, 'If something's wrong, we're going to call Jason, 'cause we know we can bug him.' "And if I promise to do something and nothing happens, folks are going to see me coming home and say, 'Hey, Jason, you didn't deliver.' " For too many years, Frankford's main drag hovered in decline under the El tracks - dark, dirty, desolate, plagued by drugs and crime and fear.
June 17, 2010 |
James Maynard Gant Jr., a chemist for Rohm and Haas for 40 years, a Marine veteran of the Korean War and an active member of the Lutheran church who traveled to Africa on a missionary trip, died Saturday. He was three weeks from his 81st birthday and lived in Ambler. Jim Gant, or "Buddy," as he was known to family and friends, was born in Ambler as one of the seven children of James Maynard Gant and Viola Stewart Gant. He was active at Ambler High School, where he belonged to numerous clubs, played sports, was a member of the jazz ensemble and the marching band, of which he was president for three years.
January 30, 2006 |
Cornell guard Khaliq Gant remained hospitalized yesterday, five days after severely injuring his neck during practice. The sophomore was hurt Tuesday after colliding with several teammates during a scramble for a loose ball. He was airlifted to Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, N.Y., and had surgery Friday. Arnot Ogden officials said yesterday they could not comment on the extent of Gant's injuries, confirming only that he remained hospitalized. Gant had retained sensation in his extremities, and teammates who visited him before his surgery said his spirits were good despite not being able to move, according to the Ithaca (N.Y.
August 9, 2002 |
History was denied during the Phillies' 7-4 loss to the San Diego Padres yesterday at Qualcomm Stadium, and the natural inclination was to blame the bullpen. Given a two-run lead and a chance to extend the Phils' streak on the road to a record-setting 10 straight series victories, the veteran relief combination of Mike Timlin and Terry Adams self-destructed in the late innings. Timlin, acquired in the Scott Rolen trade, came on in the seventh inning and allowed a pinch-hit home run to Brian Buchanan.
March 13, 2002 |
The San Diego Padres purchased outfielder Ron Gant's contract yesterday and added him to the 40-man roster. The Padres also sent outfielder Todd Donovan to double-A Mobile. Gant, a former Phillie, is batting .350 this spring with five doubles and three RBIs in eight games. The 37-year-old ranks 17th among active players with 302 career home runs. By adding him to the roster, the Padres give Gant a $500,000, one-year contract. Expos hire John. Tommy John was among 37 people hired by the Montreal Expos as they filled out their scouting department and announced their minor-league staff, exactly one month after baseball assumed ownership of the team.
August 2, 2000 |
A lot of veteran pitchers change teams and land in pennant races the day after the July 31 trade deadline. Kent Bottenfield, on the other hand, found himself in the Phillies' clubhouse yesterday afternoon at Qualcomm Stadium. He wasn't complaining about working for a team that has been lodged in last place all but seven days this season. His mind has not been poisoned by the nine losses in the last 13 games, including Monday night's 4-1 loss to the San Diego Padres. "I knew you could either go to a contender or a team that might have interest in keeping you around for a couple years," the rotund righthander said two days after the deal that sent leftfielder Ron Gant to Anaheim.
July 31, 2000 |
The Phillies solved part of their four-players-for-two-positions riddle yesterday by trading leftfielder Ron Gant to the Anaheim Angels for a veteran righthander, Kent Bottenfield. By dealing Gant, the Phils opened a spot in the everyday lineup for Travis Lee, a promising 25-year-old hitter who was one of four players acquired from Arizona for Curt Schilling on Wednesday. "I understand the situation," said Gant, 35. "They're trying to get their younger players ready for when the new ballpark opens - in the year 2020.
July 31, 2000 |
Somewhere Leslie Nielsen is thinking, "Why didn't I think of that?" The Phillies' charter flight that left Philadelphia last night, bound for San Diego and the start of a six-game road swing, was perfect for an "Airplane" movie script. On board was Ron Gant, who was using the Phillies' flight to hitch a ride across the country with his former team in order to join his new team, the Angels, in Anaheim. And then there was Rico Brogna, flying out West with his team, hoping beyond hope that it would be his final flight as a Phillie.
July 12, 2000 |
The Rev. Norman Ellis Gant, 51, pastor of Chester's Victory Baptist Church, the former pastor of Bethany Baptist Church, and an articulate, often-outspoken community activist, died Sunday of complications from diabetes. Mr. Gant grew up in Pittsburgh and was pastor at the Macedonia Baptist Church in nearby Duquesne for 10 years before coming to Chester's Bethany Baptist in 1989. He left Bethany Baptist this year to found Victory Baptist. During his years as the pastor of Bethany Baptist, one of the largest and most influential churches in Chester, Mr. Gant did not hesitate to speak out on issues that affected his adopted city.