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.
February 27, 2015 |
IT WAS ABOUT this time last year when La Salle started its improbable run in the Class AAAA state playoffs. In fact, last season's runner-up finish began with a seeding-game victory at Southern High. Now, the Explorers hope last night's triumph at the same locale is the start of something special Part 2. "We were definitely a little worried coming in just because there's a lot of pressure on us," said senior forward Dave Krmpotich. "We made a deep run in states last year and if we didn't even make it this year it would've been a knock on us. But we just tried to get out there, play our game and we weren't going to let this be our last high school basketball game.
February 15, 2015 |
Two thoughts refused to leave Sammy Foreman's mind on Friday. The first concerned the mortality of his high school basketball career, while the other helped him stave off its unwelcome end. The Martin Luther King High senior guard was important in helping the Cougars fend off George Washington, 59-46, in the Public Leauge Class AAAA final. "Today was either: win, or lose and I'll never play another high school basketball game again," Foreman said. "I just didn't want to lose.
January 24, 2015 |
If George Washington senior Jerome Blume were a cartoon character, he would probably be running up and down the court with a lightbulb flickering above his head. The 6-foot-5 forward notched his third straight double-double Thursday with 14 points and 14 rebounds in Washington's 67-61 win over visiting Boys' Latin. "I think the lightbulb went on the last couple games," Eagles head coach John Creighton said. "He's a freak athlete, and when he wants to, he can take over a game.
January 22, 2015 |
Since coming over from Imhotep Charter before his junior year, Charles Brown has played a major role in George Washington's basketball resurgence. This season, while averaging 15.9 points, the 6-foot-6, 185-pound swingman has sparked the Eagles, better known for their success on the gridiron, to a 14-3 overall record and a 9-0 mark in Public League Division B. "He's so versatile and long," John Creighton, Washington's third-year coach, said after practice Wednesday. "He allows us to do so many things on offense and defense.
January 16, 2015 |
As much as Ron Cohen loves coaching football, the recent death of a close friend and business associate at age 72 caused him to reexamine his life. "It really started to make me think things over," he said. "I'm 71 years old. It dawned on me that no one is here forever. I want to do some things outside of football that I've always wanted to do. " Cohen, a longtime fixture on the local high school football scene, announced his retirement on Wednesday as George Washington's head coach after 30 seasons.
January 16, 2015 |
AS MUCH as Ron Cohen loves coaching football, the recent death of a close friend and business associate at age 72 caused him to re-examine his life. "It really started to make me think things over," he said. "I'm 71 years old. It dawned on me that no one is here forever. I want to do some things outside of football that I've always wanted to do. " Cohen, a longtime fixture on the local high school football scene, yesterday announced his retirement as George Washington's head coach after 30 seasons.