October 7, 2015 |
Perennial football powers put on impressive - even record-breaking - displays last week, but a relative newcomer to gridiron glory deserved special recognition for Week 6. Thomas Edison High, which had not beaten George Washington since 1964, defeated the host Eagles, 6-0, Friday in a win dedicated to a late teammate. "It was a big boost for [us]," second-year head coach Joe Gifford said. "For years, Edison has had a reputation that we were not competitive and that people who played us could put the 'W' in the win column before the game even started.
October 7, 2015 |
PERENNIAL football powers put on impressive - even record-breaking - displays last week, but a relative newcomer to gridiron glory gets the recognition for Week 6. Thomas Edison High, which hadn't beaten George Washington since 1964, defeated the host Eagles, 6-0, on Friday, in a victory dedicated to a late teammate. That performance was significant enough for the Owls - who arrived late for the game - to be named our Players of the Week. "I think it was a big boost for (us)
September 19, 2015 |
Yousef Abuhillo knows exactly what will keep his bread buttered later in life, and it likely won't be chasing after a football. It will, however, be what's housed underneath his helmet. The 5-foot-11, 181-pound George Washington linebacker took last season off to focus primarily on his studies. His first appearance on the honor roll was the result. Just don't mistake his willingness to walk away as a lack of enthusiasm for the game. On Thursday against Roxborough, his passion nearly made him run afoul of first-year head coach William "Skip" Singletary after Abuhillo returned an interception for a touchdown during the Eagles' 44-0 triumph at home.
August 23, 2015 |
The land is not particularly unusual. The 4.6 acres include a ridgeline, slope, wooded area, and open ground. What gives the tract value is the history that unfolded around it on Jan. 3, 1777, when Gen. George Washington helped rally American soldiers and turn the tide of battle against the British outside Princeton. Now the once-privately owned parcel is part of Princeton Battlefield State Park. Its acquisition for $850,000 will be marked at 10 a.m. Sept. 16 during public ribbon-cutting ceremonies at the Colonnade, on the north side of Mercer Street in the park.
August 8, 2015
Quinton Rose, a 6-foot-5 combination guard from Bishop Kearney in Rochester, N.Y., has become the first Temple basketball recruit for the class of 2016. Rose told Scout.com that he had visited Temple and George Washington. A Temple source confirmed the commitment. "His strength is his IQ and his versatility," said Allen Rubin, a recruiting analyst for the Hoop Scoop website. "He is a good defender. His mid-range shot is good, but I would say his three-point shot is something that needs improvement.
August 2, 2015 |
Tucked away in a leafy corner of Bucks County, the Moland House commemorates 13 stressful days that George Washington and his Continental Army spent there during the Revolutionary War. It also recalls another bygone era: when Washington and Harrisburg had more money to fund historical preservation. The government programs that two decades ago helped salvage the 18th-century farmhouse - it had become a teenage hangout, replete with spray-painted pentagrams - have been gutted since the economic downturn.
March 24, 2015 |
Last Sunday Temple was as deflated a group as one could envision after the Owls found out they were the 69th team in a 68-team NCAA field. Fast-forward after two NIT wins, including a 90-77 triumph Sunday over George Washington at the Liacouras Center, and the mind-set is completely different. While Temple may never get over the NCAA snub, the Owls have put things behind them and have earned a final home game in Wednesday's NIT quarterfinal. Temple (25-10) will host the winner of Monday's game between Texas A&M and Louisiana Tech on Wednesday at a time to be determined.
March 15, 2015 |
The worn and delicate newspaper under careful watch inside Deptford Township's municipal building - an inked record that has survived since the presidency of George Washington - does not mention the Gloucester County town. Yet those who know the events of Jan. 9, 1793, understand that a small story tucked inside, about a "majestic" hot-air balloon flight, has Deptford written all over it. On that day 222 years ago, Frenchman Jean-Pierre Blanchard left Philadelphia for the sky in a spectacle that attracted the nation's first commander-in-chief and future Presidents John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and James Monroe.
March 5, 2015 |
Edward Lawrence "Larry" Hannaway, 70, of Haverford, a lawyer in Philadelphia for more than three decades, died Tuesday, Feb. 24, of complications from prostate cancer at the Quadrangle in Haverford. Born in Manchester, N.H., he earned a bachelor of science degree from Villanova University in 1966. Mr. Hannaway was awarded a law degree with honor from George Washington University Law School in 1971. He stayed on as a lecturer at George Washington and earned his master's degree in the areas of law and psychiatry in 1974.
February 28, 2015 |
It was about this time a year ago when La Salle began its improbable run in the PIAA Class AAAA state playoffs. Last season's runner-up finish started with a victory at Southern. This year, the Explorers hope their triumph Thursday night at the same locale is the start of something special again. Behind stingy defense and offensive efficiency, La Salle overwhelmed George Washington, 73-44, in a District 12 seeding game to earn the third and final seed in the AAAA state playoffs. "We were definitely a little worried coming in, just because there's a lot of pressure on us," senior forward Dave Krmpotich said.