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.
February 24, 2014 |
Get ready for a girls' basketball rematch between Mount St. Joseph and Spring-Ford - again. In both 2011-12 and 2012-13, the teams met once in the regular season and again in the playoffs. Spring-Ford won each time. The Mount prevailed in this year's regular-season meeting, and the Magic will encounter Spring-Ford again on Wednesday night in the District 1 Class AAAA semifinals. Three players - Alex Louin (16), Libby Tacka (15), and Carly Monzo (14) - scored in double figures Saturday to lift top-seeded Mount to a home victory, 61-26, over No. 8 Bishop Shanahan in the quarterfinals.
February 12, 2014 |
GLEN MILLS A former counselor and teacher at the Glen Mills Schools in Delaware County has sued the facility, contending that he was fired after reporting abuse of a student. Officials at the school for court-referred teenage boys acknowledged an "inappropriate" incident in which a student was slapped in the face, but said it had nothing do with the firing of staff member Shawn MaGee. MaGee, of Havertown, said in his suit, filed last week in Delaware County Court, that on Dec. 17, 2011, he saw his supervisor, Damian Hangey, hit a student, and he reported the incident to his unit's team leader.
January 4, 2014 |
Christine A. Kaczmar-Russo, 52, of Glen Mills, an administrator at St. Joseph's University, died Wednesday, Dec. 25, at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania from advanced angiosarcoma, a cancer of cells that line blood vessel walls. She had been ill with the disease for the last two years, and went twice to Paris for treatments unavailable in the United States, said her sister-in-law Barbara Bravo. The former Christine Kaczmar was diagnosed with chronic myelomonocytic leukemia in 1996.
December 13, 2013 |
When Rich Ferns and Phil Stoops say they are so excited about their new business that they are jumping up and down, they mean it. They are the proud owners of a 21,000-square-foot room full of trampolines. Ferns and Stoops opened their first Sky Zone trampoline park in Glen Mills last month. They plan to open two more outposts of the national bounce house franchise in Levittown and Chalfont in the spring and summer, then expand to Philadelphia and South Jersey. Another owner already operates a Sky Zone in Oaks.
November 30, 2013 |
It is smashmouth football at its best, with both teams taking a run-the-ball-down-your-throat approach and with bone-rattling hits the norm. In what figures to be another backyard brawl, North Penn and Neshaminy are set to clash in the playoffs for the sixth time in the last seven years. The Knights (10-3) and Redskins (12-1) will vie for the PIAA District 1 Class AAAA championship - and a berth in the state semifinals - at 7 p.m. Friday at Souderton. Combined, the teams have won eight of the last 12 district titles.