July 30, 2012 |
The Olympic motto, "Citius, Altius, Fortius" — faster, higher, stronger — might inspire athletes training for the Games, but for a nation looking for Olympic glory, a more useful dictum might be "Maior, Ditiores, Communistarum": bigger, richer, communist. While upsets are always possible in any individual event, the factors that make a nation an Olympic powerhouse are pretty clear, and it's surprisingly easy to predict which countries will come out on top. Shortly before the 2000 Sydney Olympics, two economic papers appeared within days of each other looking at the determinants of gold-medal success.
October 2, 2014 |
By the time Williamstown walked off the field after the first half Tuesday afternoon, the Braves had a win practically sealed. Ranked No. 4 in South Jersey by The Inquirer, the visiting Braves netted three first-half goals in a 4-1 victory at Triton in a Tri-County Royal girls' soccer game. Madelyn Buchanan finished with two goals. Ashley Engler and Allie Schneeman scored one apiece. Mary Kate Ulmer recorded a pair of assists. Taylor Bynoe made four saves. Elsewhere in Tri-County Royal action: Renae Moken led visiting Highland with two goals in a 4-2 win over Kingsway.
April 26, 2014 |
Anthony DeVito pitched a four-hitter Thursday, striking out 16 and walking none, to help Central shut out visiting GAMP, 7-0, in a Public League Division A baseball game. Danny Holdsman led the Lancers at the plate by going 2 for 3, including a double, and knocking in two runs. Suburban One American. Kevin Graham hit a two-run homer in a 3-for-4 performance and scored three times in host Cheltenham's 11-1 romp over Springfield (Montco). Catholic Red. Jim Herron knocked in four runs - three with a bases-loaded double to open the scoring in the third inning - and La Salle, The Inquirer's top-ranked team in Southeastern Pennsylvania, won at Cardinal O'Hara, 7-3. Brad Snyder's RBI single broke a 3-3 tie in the seventh inning.
October 3, 2012 |
With two second-half goals, Episcopal Academy surged past host Springside Chestnut Hill, 2-0, on Tuesday afternoon in an Inter-Ac League boys' soccer game. Cole Grims, a junior, scored for the second straight game, and Tyler Haab added a goal. Wills Singley needed four saves for his second straight shutout. Central. Eli Cohen scored twice and Matt Lindheim added a goal and two assists as host Lower Merion downed Marple Newtown, 4-1. Danny Gonzalez lifted a free kick over the wall of defenders and into the net to help Conestoga to a 2-0 win over visiting Strath Haven.
May 11, 2013 |
Before the season, Nazareth Academy's softball players told coach Bob Keating that they wanted a certain message on the back of their navy blue practice T-shirts. "Tradition never graduates," they said. Keating made it happen, in yellow print, to match the school colors. Thursday afternoon, the Pandas defined that message as they clinched their seventh straight Catholic Academies crown with an 11-1 win at Merion Mercy. Junior righthander Taylor Lichtenhahn battled a wet pitching circle to strike out four in five innings for the win. Brittany Colombo, a junior third baseman, had a homer and five RBIs.
October 11, 2012 |
Freshman Emanuel Carie continued to impress by making eight saves, leading Fels to a 4-0 win at Prep Charter in a Public League boys' soccer match on Wednesday. The shutout was the second in his last four games. The game was scoreless at halftime, and it looked as if Carie had a large task ahead to keep the Panthers in the game. The second half featured an offensive rush, though, with Abraham Kamara pacing Fels with two scores and Jorge Avecilla helping with two assists. Elsewhere in the league: Hashem Adulrasool found the net in each half and assisted on another goal to lift Lincoln to a 3-1 win at Philadelphia Academy Charter.
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.
June 23, 1998 |
Sugar Ray Leonard was in Philadelphia to host the 2d Inner City Golf Classic yesterday.
February 16, 2014
BASKETBALL DISTRICT 1 CLASS AAAA FIRST ROUND Ridley 41, Conestoga 37: Mel Malseed's two free throws with one minute remaining gave the host Green Raiders a 39-37 lead. Mary Kate Rumbaugh poured in 21 points, including 16 in the second half. BICENTENNIAL SEMIFINALS Phil-Mont Christian 36, Delco Christian 26: Jana Goodman dominated with 24 points and 20 rebounds to power the host Falcons. Keyen Green added a double-double of her own with 10 points and 11 boards. Lower Moreland 46, Jenkintown 33: The host Lions secured the win with reliable free-throw shooting late in the game.
April 19, 2012
Megan Tiernan scored two goals and assisted on five as Washington Township dominated an Olympic Conference battle of top lacrosse teams and handed host Lenape its first loss, 13-4, on Wednesday. Christina Brennan and Nicole Tiernan added two goals each for the Minutemaids (5-2), ranked No. 4 in South Jersey by The Inquirer. Third-ranked Lenape (6-1) got two goals from Lizzie Duffey. Also in the Olympic, Cherokee, ranked No. 9, got five goals from Christine DiLullo and edged host Cherry Hill East, 13-12.