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.
February 7, 2015 |
Glen Mills exorcised its demon Thursday afternoon, defeating eight-time state champion Chester for the first time in eight years, 51-48, at home in Del-Val League boys' basketball action. Khyzeem Brown's free throw with eight seconds remaining in regulation provided the Battling Bulls a three-point lead. Anthony Johnson grabbed 10 rebounds and blocked three shots. Suburban One National. Abington clinched its third consecutive league title as the Ghosts defeated visiting Truman, 66-52.
February 6, 2015 |
For their third stand at Reading Terminal Market, George and Kim Mickel have gone with burgers. Hunger Burger , replacing the Tokyo sushi stand smack in the middle of center court, joins By George, their Italian stand on the Filbert Street side (1990), and Mezze, a Mediterranean takeaway (2003). The name refers more to the Mickels' mission than to a customer's belly. They went to El Salvador with their church to work with King's Castle Ministries, supporting feeding programs.
February 4, 2015 |
John A. Zinn Jr., 98, of Glen Mills, formerly of Folsom, who installed turbines for Westinghouse Corp. across the globe, died Wednesday, Jan. 28, of prostate cancer at his daughter's home in Media. Called "Jack" by friends, Mr. Zinn was a 1935 graduate of Glen-Nor High School in Glenolden. He volunteered for military service early in 1941 and was accepted into the Army Air Corps during what became World War II later that year. His duties included teaching aerial photography at Lowry Field in Denver, Colo., and participating in a radar technology testing program.