September 12, 2014 |
Eighty minutes just have not been enough soccer for the Central boys' team lately. Ade Solebo scored in the second overtime to send Central to a 2-1 Public League victory over visiting Washington on Wednesday. It was the third straight overtime game for the undefeated Lancers, who have gone 2-0-1 over that stretch. Central's Jason Pixley scored to tie it in the second half. Elsewhere in the Public: Sage Gary paired one goal with four assists, and Robert Oligbo netted four goals as Roxborough rolled over visiting Bodine, 8-0. Abraham Kamara registered a hat trick, and Northeast doubled up Bartram, 4-2, at home.
September 9, 2014 |
Barry Ersek was a precocious lawn-care magnate. Steve Lange was a self-taught plant scientist at a Delaware bank that wanted brighter gardens. With 35 employees, they now run Holganix (as in holistic organics ), a Glen Mills company that manufactures liquid compost-starter - their brew of fermented, pasteurized and refrigerated sugars, bacteria and yeast - plus cooling units, jugs and applicators to spread it on lawns, farms and ballfields. Sales to NFL teams, Ivy League colleges, and landscaping services that want to use less chemical fertilizer and pest-killer nearly tripled in each of the last three years, to $4.4 million, landing Holganix on this year's Inc. 500 list of fast-growing U.S. firms.
September 7, 2014 |
Phil Poquie broke off three touchdowns of more than 50 yards Friday to lead Haverford School to an upset of visiting Archbishop Ryan, 31-14. Poquie scored on runs of 88 and 56 and returned a punt 50 yards for a third score for No. 22 Haverford School. Poquie's 50-yard punt return and 56-yard run took the game out of reach, stretching the lead from 17-7 to 31-7. Samir Bullock scored twice for 12th-ranked Ryan. NONLEAGUE West Chester Rustin 28, W.C. Henderson 27 (OT): Terry Loper scored ninth-ranked Rustin's first touchdown and its final score in overtime, and after giving up a touchdown, the Golden Knights stopped a two-point conversion try to secure the win over No. 19 Henderson.
September 7, 2014 |
JARVIS "P.J. " Cooper wasn't even on West Philadelphia High coach Frank Steed's radar, let alone his roster before summer conditioning began in June. Cooper, who played as a senior for Frankford last season, was finished with football. That was until he came to summer conditioning with the Speedboys and asked Steed to take a chance on him. Last night, Cooper repaid the favor, scoring both of West Philly's touchdowns en route to a thrilling 12-8 nonleague triumph against Bartram under the lights at 48th and Spruce streets.
August 9, 2014 |
As other contenders stumbled around him, Cole Berman stayed steady and sure Thursday in the final round of the Patterson Cup while remaining keenly aware of a low number posted much earlier in the day. Berman birdied the 17th hole and hit a clutch shot out of the left rough that avoided some branches and led to a two-putt par on No. 18 to capture a 1-stroke victory in the Golf Association of Philadelphia's premier stroke-play event at Tavistock Country...
May 8, 2014 |
The National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced this year's National Merit $2,500 Scholarship high school winners on Tuesday. Selected by a committee of college admissions officers and high school counselors, the winners were chosen from more than 15,000 national finalists. Here is the list of local winners, listed alphabetically by home town. Allen Hu, Ambler. Probable career field: Oncology. Wissahickon H.S., Ambler. Francesca M. Mandel, Ambler. Probable career field: Mathematics.
April 13, 2014 |
MARK WASHINGTON'S fondest memories of his mother almost all include her singing. For example, there was the Christmas concert, years ago, at the Covenant Fellowship Church in Glen Mills during the family's first year as members of that congregation. Washington, now a senior pitcher for Episcopal Academy, couldn't remember exactly how old he was, but his mother's rendition of "Go Tell It on the Mountain" is forever etched in his mind. She was the final performer of the night. "She just hit it out of the park," Washington said, grinning.
April 5, 2014 |
Bonner-Prendergast knocked Archbishop Wood out of the baseball playoffs three years ago on a walk-off hit by pitch in a game Friars coach Joe DeBarberie said he would never forget. Bonner-Prendergast beat visiting Archbishop Wood on another walk-off hit by pitch Thursday, 2-1, in a Catholic League matchup, and DeBarberie will have a reason to remember this victory, as well: It was the 100th of his career. "It means, for six years going into my seventh, I've had tremendous players and great coaches on my staff," said DeBarberie, who received a celebratory cake from the players' mothers after the game.
March 3, 2014 |
Liam Brennan, his arms folded, sat patiently on Holy Ghost Prep's bench for the first five minutes of the second half. If he was a bit antsy to return to action, you couldn't blame him. In the first half of Saturday night's PIAA District 1 Class AAA boys' basketball final against Lower Moreland, the junior guard drained seven three-pointers. Six came in the second quarter of a 65-47 romp at Villanova's Pavilion. "I was kind of upset, but it's the coach's choice," Brennan said of waiting to return to the hardwood.
February 28, 2014 |
Matt England and Holy Ghost Prep view the PIAA District 1 Class AAA boys' basketball playoffs as a way to gain redemption for coming up short in the bid for a Bicentennial Athletic League championship. "That was really disappointing," the senior swingman said. "If we can rebound from that and have some success, that would be a great thing. " Despite a mostly frigid shooting performance, the top-seeded Firebirds hit their free throws down the stretch and escaped fifth-seeded Glen Mills, 45-39, in a sloppy district semifinal Wednesday night at Colonial Elementary School in Plymouth Meeting.