September 27, 2015 |
K.J. Cartwright ran for 111 yards and three touchdowns to lead host Germantown Academy past Academy of the New Church, 39-12. Cartwright, a sophomore, scored all of his touchdowns from less than ten yards out. The Patriots also got a 50-yard touchdown run from Kyle McCloskey. NONLEAGUE Episcopal Academy 23, Hill School 18: C.J. McAnally ran for a 60-yard touchdown and threw a 20-yard touchdown to Dan Baker for host Episcopal Academy. The Churchmen sealed the win with a goal-line stand in the last minute of play.
September 11, 2015 |
What's new Avenue Kitchen , the easygoing Villanova American, has branched into Glen Mills with Tuesday's opening in Glen Eagle Square (509 Wilmington-West Chester Pike, 484-800-8070). Dana Smith Farrell is partners in the operation with her brother, chef Greg Smith. Valley Shepherd Creamery, open in Reading Terminal Market since 2013, has opened its second Philadelphia MeltKraft grilled-cheese shop. It's at 46 S. 17th St., in a storefront across from the Westin Philadelphia hotel and just above Chestnut Street.
September 2, 2015 |
Things can go nowhere but up for second-year coach Nick Lincoln and Penn Wood after last season's 0-11 showing. The Patriots went 0-5 in the Del-Val League. Lincoln, previously an assistant at Public League Class AAA powerhouse Imhotep Charter, was behind the eight ball after being hired just three months before the start of the 2014 campaign. "We're better prepared this year," said Lincoln, 30. "We made it a point to go against some top competition in seven-on-seven drills over the summer.
July 20, 2015 |
How "local" is your beer? It used to be that proximity of the brewery and clever references on the label would suffice. But the local quotient has ratcheted higher, lately, as prime ingredients themselves have become sourced regionally, too, in particular grains grown and malted locally by a pair of relatively new malthouses, Deer Creek in Glen Mills and Double Eagle in Huntingdon Valley. The cost is higher than malts imported, say, from Germany. But brewmaster John Wible at 2nd Story Brewing in Old City shows just how rewardingly vivid those fresh local grains can be in his toasty new Pennsylvania Lager, a deep-amber Vienna-style brew made with 95 percent barley and 5 percent rye from Deer Creek.
May 30, 2015 |
With two weeks left in the regular season, Council Rock North, which had struggled out of the gate, was on the outside looking in when it came to being one of 26 teams to qualify for the PIAA District 1 Class AAAA baseball tournament. Down the stretch, the Indians, with improved pitching and more disciplined hitting, flourished in must-win road games and earned a playoff berth. Thursday afternoon at Glen Mills, Matt Schram's 15th-seeded squad continued its surprising and impressive run by edging No. 4 North Penn, 4-3, for the program's first district title since 2010 and third overall.
May 28, 2015 |
Jared Melone drove in 75 percent of North Penn's runs on Tuesday. The La Salle recruit could have taken the day off, and the Knights still would have been OK thanks to James Witner. Witner kept West Chester East off the board altogether in a complete game as North Penn won, 4-0, in a District 1 Class AAAA baseball semifinal at Spring-Ford Melone went 3 for 3 with a triple, a home run, and three RBIs for the fourth-seeded Knights. West Chester East was seeded No. 17. Council Rock North 10, Owen J. Roberts 6 - Brandon McIlwain drove in five runs to propel the No. 15 seed past the No. 11 seed at Glen Mills.
May 28, 2015 |
Eric DiPietro nicely summed up Devon Prep teammate Pat Rohr's demeanor on the mound. "He's all business," the senior third baseman said. "His expression never changes. You wouldn't know if he just struck out the side or gave up a three-run homer. " The unflappable Rohr went the distance on three days' rest as the Tide claimed the PIAA District 1 Class AA title with a 4-3 win over Springfield (Montco) Tuesday afternoon at Glen Mills. Because Rohr threw 70 pitches in four innings Friday against Bristol, Devon skipper Mark Aquilante was prepared to pull the 5-foot-11, 175-pound senior righthander after three or four innings.
May 24, 2015 |
One in a continuing series spotlighting real estate markets in the region's communities. Weichert Realtors agent Barbara Mastronardo calls Concord Township "one hot little real estate market. " Based on what? The Garnet Valley School District, for starters - this Delaware County community is part of it. Bethel Township, for another. It, too, is part of the Garnet Valley district, but with more expensive and larger houses - the first-quarter median price was $434,500, according to Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Fox & Roach HomExpert Market Report, versus $350,000 for Concord Township.
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.