September 2, 2014 |
For Erika Taylor, a Pottstown mother of four, the long line for fingerprinting at the UPS Store was just one more roadblock in her quest to reenter the job market and finally gain some stability after moving her children eight times in the last 17 years. It almost didn't happen - for lack of $1. When the clerk at the head of the fingerprinting line noticed Taylor's first and last names were inverted on the registration form, she demanded a dollar for a correction, but the 45-year-old didn't have it. On that day, however, she had help.
May 11, 2014
SOFTBALL NONLEAGUE Villa Maria 3, Radnor 2: Gabby Costagliola started host Villa Maria's eighth-inning rally Friday with a single and a stolen base. After Briana Wright singled to move Costagliola to third, Maddie Abbot's base hit ended the game. Lower Moreland 14, Academy of the New Church 10: Erica Fleck doubled and homered for visiting Lower Moreland. Germantown Friends 4, Hill School 0: Lizzie Becker pitched a five-hit shutout and struck out six for host Germantown Friends.
May 4, 2014
SOFTBALL SUBURBAN ONE CONTINENTAL Central Bucks South 5, Hatboro-Horsham 4: Maddie Bieber knocked in the winning run to cap a four-run seventh inning for visiting Central Bucks South. INTER-AC LEAGUE Episcopal Academy 10, Springside Chestnut Hill 0: Ariana Feliziani went 3 for 3 with a double to help Episcopal earn the home win. CENTRAL LEAGUE Garnet Valley 12, Penncrest 1: Sam Tomasetti slammed two home runs over the fence and drove in five runs as Garnet Valley cruised to the home win. Haverford High 5, Ridley 0: Bridget Newman pitched a two-hitter in Haverford's road win. Newman struck out five and didn't issue a walk.
April 16, 2014 |
David Lee spent much of last summer in a laboratory in Seoul, South Korea, where he passed hours studying cancer cells under a microscope, taking measurements, and painstakingly replicating test results. He also set aside a few weeks for a trip to Africa, where he helped deliver medical services to remote villages in Tanzania. Lee has plenty more planned for the future. But first he has to graduate from high school. After that, it's off to college, followed by medical school, and then a career that he intends to devote to finding a cure for cancer.
April 4, 2014 |
The basepaths are getting pretty lonely when the Springfield (Delco) softball team takes the field lately. Tori DePietro pitched the second no-hitter in as many days for the Cougars, who topped visiting Harriton, 15-0, in a four-inning Central League game Wednesday afternoon. DePietro struck out five, issued no walks, and missed out on the perfect game only because of two Springfield errors. At the plate, DePietro went 2 for 2 with two runs, two RBIs, and two walks. On Monday, Courtney Scarpato tossed a five-inning no-hitter for Springfield, which has allowed two hits in 16 Central League innings this year.
March 31, 2014 |
After every Moorestown goal, the Quakers players who weren't on the field ran along the sideline, stopped at the end, and ran back to where they had been standing with their coaches. It was a way for the bench guys to get involved in the game, fired up, and supporting their teammates. But their coach suspects there was another reason. "I think they were cold and they tried to warm up a little bit," Moorestown's Baron Wallenhurst said. The players ran back and forth nine times as the Quakers cruised to a 9-3 lacrosse victory Saturday against visiting Hill School (Pa.)
March 15, 2014 |
Dave Rackovan has stepped down as football coach at Central Bucks South after four seasons. He also will resign his position as athletic director at the end of the school year. Rackovan, who guided the Titans to a 26-18 record, is leaving to become the football coach and director of summer programs at the Hill School in Pottstown. "With the two jobs at South, there was a constant personal struggle trying to get all the things done that needed to be done in both roles," Rackovan said.
February 24, 2014 |
Shannon McKernan won the 100-yard freestyle and led Germantown Academy's 400 freestyle relay team to a first-place finish Saturday at the Eastern Interscholastic Swimming and Diving Championships at La Salle University. GA won the team title, earning 526 points over the two-day event. McKernan finished the 100 freestyle in 50.82 seconds. She and Patriots teammates Hayli Randolph, Madison Visco, and Meagan Dollard completed the freestyle relay in 3 minutes, 26.37 seconds. Also for the Patriots, Sierra Schmidt won the 500 freestyle in 4:50.8.
February 24, 2014 |
Heading to its third Pennsylvania Independent Schools championship game since 2007, the Hill School boys' basketball team knew it had to play its game to claim the title finally. Saturday night, that's exactly what happened. The Blues downed Westtown, 56-50, at Malvern Prep to win their first state title. As the buzzer sounded, the Hill student section rushed the court. The wave of students helped ease the pain of the two misses over the last eight seasons. Bryce Allen, who scored 12 of his 14 points in the first quarter, spurred the win. He had four three-pointers in the first quarter.
February 22, 2014 |
Among the sports John Carroll played while growing up in Ireland were basketball, Gaelic football, golf, rugby, and soccer. Eventually, the 6-foot-8, 220-pounder decided, in part because of a rapid growth spurt, to concentrate on hoops. And to pursue the sport at the highest level, he relocated to Florida three years ago. "A lot of secondary schools in Ireland have basketball, but it's not a big thing over there," said Carroll, now a postgraduate at the Hill School in Pottstown. "My goal in coming here was to get a scholarship to a Division I school.