April 20, 2015 |
Last year, the Mancini twins were simply middle-school spectators watching as their big sister, Grace, and their childhood friend, Maura Lyons, helped secure a meet record in the 4x1,600-meter relay for Cardinal O'Hara at the Great Valley R. Joseph Kellerman Relays. As freshmen on Saturday, Elizabeth and Eleanor Mancini joined their role models as the first and third legs of the relay and brought Cardinal O'Hara the 4x1,600 title for a second consecutive year in 21 minutes, 53.83 seconds.
April 18, 2015 |
Radnor's Sean Corelli kept Garnet Valley off the scoreboard in the late innings on Thursday afternoon. Garnet Valley could not do the same to Corelli. Corelli retired 10 of the last 12 batters he faced and scored the winning run on John Lord's two-out double in the bottom of the sixth as Radnor defeated Garnet Valley, 6-5, in a Central League baseball game. Will Girton had two hits and two runs for the Raiders, who overcame two two-run deficits. In other Central League action: Ben Newbert hit a walk-off, two-run single in the bottom of the eighth to send Harriton to a 12-11 victory over Haverford High.
April 4, 2015 |
Children are invited to join the Continental Army, see what it was like to be a continental soldier, and learn army essentials Saturday at Valley Forge National Historical Park. First, kids will receive enlistment papers and old-time continental-style cash. They will then learn how to load, fire, and carry a dummy musket just as soldiers did in George Washington's day. Park rangers in full continental uniform will train the young recruits. Join the Continental Army Junior Ranger Program, 11 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Visitor Center at Valley Forge National Historical Park, 1400 N. Outer Line Dr., King of Prussia.
March 17, 2015 |
John Lahm was a 25-year-old electrician helping to build a waterfront power plant in Chester when he saw the ship cruising north on the Delaware River. All around him, work stopped. Hundreds of men stood and stared at the strange-looking vessel, nearly as long as a battleship and outfitted with armlike cranes and a tall central tower. "That's the Howard Hughes boat," a man next to him said. Years passed before Lahm learned what he had seen that day in 1974: The Hughes Glomar Explorer, a CIA spy ship so secret that even now, 40 years later, the breadth of its mission has never been fully declassified.
March 8, 2015
STATE CLASS A FIRST ROUND Math, Civics and Sciences 81, Notre Dame-East Stroudsburg 79 (OT): Nick Jones (15 points) went 4 for 4 from the line in overtime, including a pair of free throws with less than a minute remaining that put the Mighty Elephants ahead by 81-79 in Pleasant Valley. St. John's recruit Samir Doughty had 27 points, 10 rebounds, eight assists and five steals. Saheed Peoples scored 14 points and Luis Reyes added 12 points for MCS. Math, Civics and Sciences finished No. 2 in District 12. Notre Dame was the District 11 champion.
March 2, 2015 |
Levi Worthington says he's been shown "nothing but love" by the folks at Octorara since transferring from Coatesville before this school year. He showed a measure of his appreciation Saturday afternoon on the hardwood at a pavked Colonial Elementary School in Plymouth Whitemarsh. The 6-foot-5, 165-pound senior forward delivered 24 points and six rebounds as the Braves clobbered Glen Mills, 80-54, in a fast-paced contest to earn their first PIAA District 1 Class AAA championship since 2011.
February 28, 2015 |
The PIAA District 1 Class AAAA boys' basketball championship game features a pair of guard-driven squads. Plymouth Whitemarsh is spurred by the backcourt trio of Andre Mitchell, Xzavier Malone, and Jimmy Murray. Abington counters with a stellar one-two combo in Matt Penecale and Amir Hinton. In an all-Suburban One League contest, the Colonials (23-2) and Ghosts (25-3) clash for top district honors at 8 p.m. Friday at Temple's Liacouras Center. Hinton (990 career points) netted 25 points and 10 boards in Wednesday's 49-40 semifinal win over Pennsbury, while Penecale (1,188)
February 27, 2015 |
Anthony Johnson drained a corner three-pointer as time expired Wednesday night to lift third-seeded Glen Mills to a 55-52 victory over No. 2 Lower Moreland in a District 1 Class AAA basketball semifinal at Harriton. Glen Mills will play Octorara in the final Saturday at 4 p.m. at Plymouth Whitemarsh. Octorara 68, Pottsgrove 65 - Levi Worthington scored eight points in the fourth quarter to rally the top seed. District 1 AA Semifinal Deonte Harris scored 19 to pace No. 4 Bristol in a 73-61 triumph over No. 1 Calvary Christian at Cheltenham.
February 15, 2015 |
William J. Coopersmith, 88, of Glen Mills and Jupiter, Fla., a retired executive, civic leader, and sportsman, died of cancer Saturday, Feb. 7, at Taylor Hospice Residence in Ridley Park. A Philadelphia native, he graduated from Villanova College in 1950 and spent a year studying at Georgetown Law School. The world of commerce beckoned, though, so he joined his father, becoming general manager of Great Leopard Super Markets. He operated one of the nation's first supermarkets in the refitted shell of a textile mill in Chester.
February 10, 2015 |
Conestoga, Methacton, Pennridge, and Plymouth Whitemarsh are the top seeds in the PIAA District 1 Class AAAA boys' basketball tournament. Conestoga, which is 20-2 and faces Ridley for the Central League title at 8 p.m. Monday at Harriton, is seeded No. 1 in the 32-team field for the second straight year. Last season, the Pioneers advanced to the district semifinals before losing to Pennsbury. On the girls' side, Boyertown, which takes on Perkiomen Valley for top Pioneer Athletic Conference honors at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Phoenixville, is the top seed in the 32-team Class AAAA playoffs.