April 25, 2012 |
THE PHILLIES are among the teams that want to host an All-Star Game, but their target is further away than you might think. How about 2026? After hosting the game in 1976 to mark the country's bicentennial, the Phillies have targeted the sestercentennial, the 250th birthday of the United States. "We think the Year 2026 is a pretty special time for this city and our country," Phillies president David Montgomery told the Daily News on Wednesday. "We were fortunate enough to host the All-Star Game in 1976.
May 3, 2013 |
Penn Charter softball coach Don Mittica described the scene in the Quakers dugout on Wednesday afternoon: "Nobody talked about it. A couple kids didn't know. . . . I think the team handled it very well. " "It" was the pitching performance of Kayla Quinn, who threw a perfect game to power Penn Charter to a 7-0 victory over host Notre Dame in the Inter-Ac League. The sophomore got out of a jam in the fifth inning, after falling into a 3-0 count, to preserve the gem. Mittica heaped praise on his pitcher, saying: "She knew she had to come back.
January 10, 2013 |
The Air Force's 108th Wing at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst has been selected as one of five Air National Guard units in the running to host 12 new KC-46A aerial refueling tankers in 2017, officials said Wednesday. The Air Force considered 80 sites in 47 states to base a formal training unit that will receive 36 tankers, plus a Main Operating Base One that will receive 12, and a Main Operating Base Two that will also receive 12 tankers. Main Operating Base Two will host the main National Guard tanker unit.
January 6, 2013 |
Kayla McBride scored 21 points and Skylar Diggins added 19 to help No. 5 Notre Dame upset top-ranked Connecticut, 73-72, in Storrs, Conn., on Saturday in the Big East conference opener for both teams. With UConn trailing by 73-72 with 6 seconds left, Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis missed a three-pointer from the corner and the Irish (12-1, 1-0 Big East) got the ensuing rebound and ran out the clock as Diggins threw the ball into the air at the final buzzer. UConn fell to 12-1, 0-1. Penn State-Abington 85, SUNY Cobleskill 43 - Trish Watson (Conwell-Egan)
November 28, 2012 |
JOHN BOLARIS ' Twitter posts are often amusing, but on Sunday night, they took a different turn. Bolaris' fiancée , Erica Smitheman , spent a few hours posting on his account (@JohnBolaris), teasing that she would post naked pictures of herself and also taking the opportunity to curse at a few people who had insulted Bolaris. The bizarre tweets inspired many to believe that Bolaris had been hacked. We texted Smitheman, to whom Bolaris recently proposed live on Howard Stern 's SiriusXM radio show, to confirm she was tweeting and that Bolaris had not been hacked.
April 20, 2013 |
Upper Moreland baseball coach Ernie Rehr said he would put his top of the lineup up against anyone else's. Just not on Friday afternoon. The top of the order stumbled, but the bottom of Rehr's lineup pulled through and propelled Upper Moreland to a 3-2 walkoff win against Wissahickon in a Suburban One American game. Kyle Irwin, the team's No. 8 hitter, stroked a single to center field that easily scored No. 7 hitter Nick Corbett from third base. Both players finished 2 for 3. "It was just one of those days where it didn't work out for them," Rehr said of the top of the lineup.
May 4, 2013 |
Who needs to bother with singles when you can just hit home runs? That's the question West Deptford might have been asking after its 4-0 win Thursday at Gateway in a Colonial Conference softball game. The Eagles had only six hits, but half of them were home runs. Marissa Linquist, Alexis Anderson, and Eireann Canning hit solo shots. Katherine Ziegler added a double. Linquist tossed seven innings, striking out eight and allowing just four hits. Also in the Colonial: Alyssa Briggs' first career start was a successful one as Overbrook beat visiting Lindenwold, 12-0.
February 7, 2013 |
Sarah Curran scored her 1,000th career point in the fourth quarter but fouled out before Archbishop Carroll stormed back to top visiting Archbishop Ryan, 51-43, Wednesday night in a Catholic League girls' basketball game. The senior forward finished with 16 points and reached the milestone on a jumper from the top of the key. With Curran sidelined late in the fourth, Lexi Stover scored all six of her points, and Kristie Costantino sank 5 of 6 free throws to lead the Patriots to the win. Also in the Catholic League: Shanice Johnson grabbed six rebounds and dished out three assists to help host Cardinal O'Hara roll over Conwell-Egan, 72-43.
December 20, 2012 |
Connor Joyce's 21-second pin at 120 pounds highlighted Pennsbury's dominant showing at the lighter weights Wednesday night as the host Falcons downed Suburban One National wrestling opponent William Tennent, 45-27. Joyce's pin of Tennent's Josh Troy was one of eight Falcons victories of the lightweight classes between 106 and 160 pounds. Dominic Martocio landed a pin in 1:21 at 113 pounds, Luke Kowal scored a decision at 152 pounds and 160-pounder Alex Cwenar had a pin in 4:51. Central.
March 12, 2002
A headline on an editorial Thursday gave the incorrect year for the Democratic National Convention Philadelphia may try to host. The correct year is 2004.