November 23, 2013 |
On the exhibit floor, the "Doctor of Cork" - actually, Bronx businessman Ken Bollella - touted the eco-attributes of cork flooring. It's lightweight. It insulates. While it will char, it won't ignite, he said. And termites won't eat it. Since it's mostly air, he said, "my joke is, if termites ate it, they'd die from gas. " Bollella's firm, Globus Cork, was one of 900 that set up shop in the Convention Center for the nation's annual paean to all things sustainable in the world of buildings.
November 22, 2013 |
FROM 2004-08, West Chester never missed the Division II playoffs. Now the Golden Rams (10-1) are back in the field for the first time since then. Tomorrow (noon) they'll host American International (9-2) in the first round. They need a win to tie the program season record. "We got a home game, which was great for the kids," said coach Bill Zwaan. "I remember at the end of that 5-year run, the kids weren't excited anymore. It's funny. The first time, everybody was watching on TV, it was something.
November 18, 2013 |
Tango is great with kids, but he'll kill their pet guinea pig if you're not careful. He'll break a squirrel's neck and leave the dead animal on the porch for you, too. Low to the ground and boasting dexterous, horselike ears, Portuguese Podengo pequenos like Tango were bred centuries ago in Europe to catch rats on explorers' ships. They are born hunters with type A personalities, at least most of the time. "You move the furniture around and they're mad at you for a week," said Tango's owner, Stacy Faw, of Indiana.
November 14, 2013 |
CHERRY HILL Woodcrest Country Club will honor members of the military and their families Sunday at a fall festival. The event commemorates Military Family Appreciation Month, and organizers hope it will jump-start holiday goodwill. First Montgomery Group, the parent company of the country club, has invited 7,000 people who live at United Communities, a military housing development at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. It also has invited more than 50,000 area military personnel. The activities will include free rounds of golf for active and inactive military members and free lessons by a PGA team.
October 30, 2013 |
Following a scoreless first half, Winslow Township looked to Owen Iaquinto for an offensive spark. The senior did not disappoint. Iaquinto factored in both goals as the Eagles turned back visiting Paul VI, 2-1, in an Olympic Conference boys' soccer match on Monday afternoon. Iaquinto beat a few defenders on a long run downfield before he found the top of the net with the winning strike. He also assisted on a David Hernandez goal earlier in the half. Joe Purvis made 12 saves to earn the win. In other league action: Joe Casaletto scored twice as host Washington Township won, 2-0, over Cherokee.
October 26, 2013 |
Middle Township's Tanner Kerr, one of South Jersey's best goalkeepers, showed his scoring knack Thursday afternoon as the Panthers raced past Lower Cape May, 5-0, to clinch their second straight Cape-Atlantic League National Conference boys' soccer title. Kerr notched his school-record 13th shutout of the season and scored on his own second-half punt, which bounced outside the opposing 18-yard line and over the head of the Tigers goalie. Zach Buchanan, Corey Daniels, Steven Hand, and Matt Waldron had goals in the first half as Middle scored four times in the first 11 minutes.
October 23, 2013 |
For the second time in three days, Middle Township's boys' soccer team failed to score a goal in regulation. This time, though, it cost the Panthers their first loss of the season. Buena's Max Shevchenko buried a rebound in the 77th minute to lift the host Chiefs to a 1-0 win over Middle Township on Monday afternoon in a Cape-Atlantic League game. The goal came after Tanner Kerr saved a free kick attempt. Kerr finished with 11 saves and Buena keeper Jake Bleyhl stopped 18 to earn the shutout.
October 6, 2013
SOCCER INTER-AC LEAGUE Agnes Irwin 2, Episcopal Academy 1: Freshman Annie McConnon fired the game-winner off an assist from Hannah Keating with eight minutes to go. Autumn Wedderburn made nine saves in her season debut for host Agnes Irwin. Notre Dame 4, Baldwin 1: Sophomores Julia Dambly and Phoebe McClernon each provided a pair of goals for host Notre Dame. PIONEER ATHLETIC LEAGUE Methacton 1, Perkiomen Valley 0: Freshman Angela Ramsden headed in a cross from senior Kelly Glatthorn in the 62d minute to win it for the host Warriors.
October 5, 2013 |
Jennifer Harchut scored once in the first half before adding two goals in the second half as Upper Dublin rallied past host Norristown, 4-2, Thursday in a Suburban One American field hockey game. Alycia Hildebrand assisted on one of Harchut's goals and also scored once in the first half. Also in the Suburban One, junior Allison Spinelli scored once and assisted on a goal as Plymouth Whitemarsh blanked host Cheltenham, 4-0. Tori Byrne posted the four-save shutout. Central. Dana Davis scored twice and Garnet Valley nipped host Marple Newtown, 2-1. Lane Adams scored on two strokes as Conestoga dropped host Haverford High, 5-2. Ches-Mont.