March 7, 2015 |
Archbishop Wood's Chad Haegele, the 132-pound No. 2 seed from the Northeast Region, defeated Pennridge's Josh Stillings, the Southeast No. 2, 9-3, Thursday night in the first round of the PIAA Class AAA wrestling tournament at the Giant Center in Hershey. In other first-round action: 106. Pennridge's Matt Parker, the No. 1 seed in the Southeast Region, defeated Northwest No. 4, Kolby Ho (Dubois), 10-2. Council Rock North's Aiden Burke, the Southeast's No. 2, edged out South Central second-seed Dalton Rohrbaugh of Spring Grove, 2-1. Jakob Campbell, the third seed from Boyertown, clipped Southwest No. 4 Logan Macri (Canon-McMillan)
March 6, 2015 |
The 2018 BMW Championship, a playoff event on the PGA Tour, is on its way to Aronimink Golf Club after the club's membership voted unanimously Wednesday to approve hosting the tournament. While there are no dates set as yet for the tournament, it traditionally has been the penultimate event of the tour's FedEx Cup playoffs in mid-September. The top 70 players in the FedEx Cup standings compete in the tournament. The contestants who are in the top 30 of the standings at the conclusion of the event move on to the season-ending Tour Championship, which will pay the Cup champion $10 million this year.
March 3, 2015 |
Triumph Group , whose 14,000 workers make aircraft parts in 21 U.S. states, Latin America, Europe, and Asia, hosted a grateful Welsh leader at its Tredyffrin Township headquarters last week. Carwyn Jones, first minister of Wales, one of the four nations that form the United Kingdom (England is the biggest), made the journey Thursday. He said he did not feel too foreign. "The Welsh know about Pennsylvania," he said. Founder William Penn sold a chunk of Tredyffrin in the late 1600s to Welsh settlers, who named it (based on the Welsh for "valley town")
March 2, 2015 |
St. Augustine captured its eighth Cape-Atlantic League title, and first since 2011, with a 71-60 triumph over Holy Spirit at Stockton College on Saturday afternoon. Sophomore guard Sa'eed Nelson paced the Hermits with 27 points, 10 assists, and seven rebounds. Sophomore forward Justyn Mutts scored 21 points and grabbed six rebounds. Tri-County Classic. Gloucester Catholic's Matt Green contributed from the inside and the outside in the host Rams' 68-23 win over Pitman. The senior forward scored 13 points and connected four times from beyond the arc. He also grabbed seven rebounds and dished out six assists.
February 24, 2015 |
SO THAT HAPPENED. The 87th annual Academy Awards had its moments, but too many of them were uh-huh moments. Host Neil Patrick Harris onstage in his tighty whities, a la "Birdman. " Anna Kendrick and Philly's Kevin Hart presenting the award for animated short because, well, they're animated. And short. Harris' following the Oscar win of "Whiplash" star J.K. Simmons with, "He won Oscar . . . ," set to the tune of the jingle for Simmons' Farmers Insurance ads. Yep, Oscar, the Everest of hosting gigs, has left yet another promising host stranded short of the summit.
February 20, 2015 |
THE PGA TOUR will be back in the Philadelphia area in 2018, following a 7-year absence. The Daily News has confirmed a Comcast SportsNet report that Newtown Square's Aronimink Country Club will host the BMW Championship in mid-September of that year. That event, the third leg of the FedExCup playoffs, is held at different venues throughout the country. It won't become official until the club's membership votes to accept on March 4, but sources say that isn't expected to be an issue.
February 17, 2015
ON AIR, OFF AIR, Josh Innes loves to talk. About his love of radio. Life in Philly. And the '80s sitcom "Coach," which he owns on DVD. Either way, it's the same guy. "Me on the radio is me here right now, and that's what I take pride in," Innes, 28, said yesterday afternoon, sitting at a bar table at Kildare's Irish Pub in Manayunk. "Obviously, when you're on the radio, you kind of ham it up a little bit. I have to say it in a way to get people responding, but every opinion I have on the radio is an opinion of mine," he said.
February 14, 2015 |
While Meryl Levitz was standing gamely with the politicians and her fellow hospitality-industry executives at a news conference in the Mayor's Reception Room in City Hall on Thursday, her staff was already busy digging out old playbooks. "I hope they're already working," she said. The conference detailed a massive but welcome challenge for Philadelphia and its leadership: to be fully prepared for July 2016, when the Democrats hold their national convention here. Many of the strategies, and many of the individuals who created and employed those strategies, will be a direct repeat from 2000, when the Republican National Convention was in Philadelphia.
February 8, 2015 |
A sold-out Wells Fargo Center will be occupied Saturday mostly by Villanova fans who presumably would like nothing better than to see their team gain a measure of revenge for the 20-point defeat Georgetown handed to the then-No. 4 Wildcats on Jan. 19 at the Verizon Center. Villanova coach Jay Wright, however, isn't into the revenge-as-motivation deal. He would rather see the now-No. 7 Wildcats (20-2 overall, 7-2 Big East) put together a complete game at both ends of the court when they take on the 24th-ranked Hoyas (15-7, 7-4)