February 1, 1990 |
When Octorara's Dooie Hammond took control of the ball in the final seconds of Tuesday's game against Kennett, there was little doubt in his mind what he would do. With eight seconds remaining, Hammond dribbled, then fired and hit an 18- foot jump shot just inside the three-point line with three defenders on him. The result was a game-winning shot that lifted the Braves to a 60-58 victory over the Blue Demons in a Southern Chester County League...
October 23, 1996 |
When Jack Hammond took over as La Salle's quarterback for its Catholic League battle with Bishop McDevitt on Sunday, it wasn't as if he had been rotting away deep on the Explorers' bench all season. Hammond has been the Explorers' starting tight end for two seasons, and when some of the 18 consecutive victories in that span have been tucked away, he has taken a few snaps in mop-up duty behind Brett Gordon. But his starting quarterback assignment against McDevitt was a first.
July 11, 1999 |
With Laura Ann Hammond not competing because of graduate school, the 102d annual Philadelphia Women's Match Play Championship begins tomorrow at Aronimink Golf Club with two of the other four champions of the 1990s in the field. Trying to succeed Hammond, of Whitford Country Club, who won a record-tying fourth consecutive title last year, will be former champions Elizabeth Haines of Merion and Ann Laughlin of Riverton. Haines was the last woman not named Hammond to win the match play, in 1994.
October 19, 2011 |
The library at Rowen Elementary School is musty and outdated - a locked room used for storage and occasional meetings, a repository of yellowing, untouched books. But Callie Hammond has big dreams for the room, whose leather-bound encyclopedias were printed in 1986, the year she was born. Hammond sees the West Oak Lane public school as a launching pad for Library Build, a nonprofit group she recently started to renovate and staff school libraries with fellows in the Teach for America model.
September 28, 1992 |
The thrill of victory was in the collective heart of the Abington football team after a pulsating 17-16 victory over host William Tennent on Sept. 19. The Ghosts' Zamani Hammond had just played the game of his scholastic career in the win, with 118 rushing yards and a touchdown in the second half alone. He also made a game-saving defensive play with Tennent poised to win with a 2-point conversion after its final score in the closing minutes. And now the senior college prospect doesn't know when he will put on the pads and play his next high school game.
January 28, 1991 |
When Coatesville's Johndah Hammond got to the gym Saturday night, her primary concern was just getting into the game against visiting Wilson West Lawn. The sophomore has been shuttling between varsity and junior-varsity games this season, and even when she has suited up for varsity games, her playing time has been limited. "I didn't even think I would get in," she said after the game. Hammond did more than get in. Although she scored only 2 points, she turned in a stellar defensive performance on Wilson's top player to lead the Red Raiders to a 61-46 victory over the stubborn Bulldogs.
February 27, 1998 |
Kyle Williams soared high above the rim and threw down a perfect lob pass. Dan Miller swished a long three-pointer and let the crowd hear about it as he jogged to the other end of the floor. Last night's basketball showdown between Burlington City and Rancocas Valley didn't lack showmanship, and at times it seemed as if Williams and Miller, two of South Jersey's brightest stars, engaged in a "Can you top this?" affair. In the end, Williams' supporting cast outperformed Miller's.
May 1, 1990 |
The kid found dead in the river was white, otherwise the town might not have cared. But care it did, and so Jinx Fairchild and Iris Courtney are bound in secrecy. He did it. She watched him. Jinx is black and Iris is white, a divisive difference in the small upstate New York town of Hammond in the late '50s. "Because It Is Bitter, and Because It Is My Heart," by Joyce Carol Oates (E.P. Dutton), is the story of these two teen-agers serving what is tantamount to a life sentence - a childhood spent in a system closed by poverty and prejudice.
January 31, 2005 |
They're an unlikely cast for a new theater production. David "Daud" Chavis, a former drug dealer, watched a friend fatally shoot a competitor in Camden in 1993 and is serving time - as an accomplice - for aggravated manslaughter. Luis Alejandro Torres, a drug dealer from age 16, was arrested on a Camden street corner in 2003 and is finishing a sentence for cocaine possession. And George Hammond is being held for an armed robbery a decade ago in Camden and is awaiting release, possibly this summer.
January 6, 2000 |
The Sterling girls' basketball team played in the Pennsville Tournament in December 1998 and won its two games by a total of 131 points. So this season, coach Bill Ulrich looked for increased holiday competition. He found it, and Sterling, ranked No. 1 in South Jersey by The Inquirer, still gave him a title. The Silver Knights defeated Lansdale Catholic, 60-52, to win the Boardwalk Cup Classic in Wildwood on Dec. 29. Lansdale entered the game 8-1. In the first round, Sterling beat Philadelphia's Franklin Learning Center, 75-62.