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SPORTS
April 18, 2014 | By Thomas Mahon, Inquirer Staff Writer
Bobbi Beck pitched for Absegami on Wednesday afternoon, and as has been the case lately, she led the Braves to a win. Beck continued her dominance from the circle as the host Braves downed Holy Spirit, 4-0, in a Cape-Atlantic American softball game. The win was the third straight for the Braves, and Beck has earned the victory in each game. She scattered three hits and struck out seven in her shutout. Beck has gotten stingier in each of her last three starts, allowing two runs to Deptford and one to Atlantic County Tech before Wednesday's outing.
BUSINESS
April 17, 2014 | By Chris Hepp, Inquirer Staff Writer
They wallowed in luxury at Philadelphia University this week: Hermes, Prada, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Rolls-Royce. As academics are want to do, they wrestled with what it is, how it is acquired, what makes it stand apart. Its very definition was knocked about until international fitting guru Edward Gribbin put a humorous end to the debate. "I like to say that the definitions of luxury are like speed limits in Italy," said the St. Joseph's University graduate, who is president of Alvanon, a firm that helps apparel-makers establish sizing standards for their brands.
NEWS
April 14, 2014 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writer
LANSDALE On the first beautiful spring weekend of the year, it was hard to tell who was enjoying the day more - all the kids running around from one activity to another, or their parents, just glad to be out of the house. "Being inside all winter was not the best," said Gena Ortega, 34, of North Wales, who came with Lily, 6, and Laila, 22 months, to the Peter Wentz Farmstead's annual Sheep Shearing Day. About 1,000 visitors came to see the farm's five ewes and one ram get their spring haircuts at the public park in Lansdale.
SPORTS
April 10, 2014 | By Tim McManus, Inquirer Staff Writer
Matt Sweeney's overtime goal Tuesday helped Washington pull off a rare feat in Public League boys' lacrosse: beating Northeast. Sweeney's winner gave visiting Washington an 8-7 victory and handed Northeast its first league loss in more than two full seasons. Washington hadn't beaten Northeast since 2011. Phelan Sweeney led Washington with four goals. Inter-Ac. Forry Smith scored two goals and assisted on two others as the Haverford School rolled past visiting Penn Charter, 19-3.
SPORTS
April 7, 2014 | By Christian Hetrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
Egg Harbor Township pitcher Jordan Wisser entered the baseball game in a big spot. With his team up by three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning, Wisser inherited a two-out, bases-loaded situation against host Cherokee on Saturday. After allowing a two-run single and a walk, Wisser forced a groundout to get the save and give Egg Harbor a 3-2 nonleague win. Teammate Todd Henry knocked in two runs on a two-out triple in the fifth inning, and that proved to be the difference.
NEWS
April 6, 2014 | By Mark Macyk, Inquirer Staff Writer
Camden Academy Charter took the lead without swinging the bat on Friday afternoon. Edwin Rosado made certain Bridgeton did not have the same luxury. Rosado struck out the game's final batter swinging with the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh inning to secure an 8-7 nonleague baseball victory for Camden Academy. One-half inning earlier, Luke Neco drew a bases-loaded walk to drive in the go-ahead run. Rosado struck out four in 32/3 innings of one-hit relief. Benny Reyes went 2 for 3 with a double, an RBI, and two runs for the Cougars.
NEWS
April 6, 2014 | By Mark Macyk, Inquirer Staff Writer
The British are coming to Paoli on Saturday. And they're staying for two days. The Delaware Valley Friends girls' lacrosse team will host the team from Heathfield School, an all-girls' boarding academy 25 minutes west of London, in an exhibition game at 2 p.m. Saturday. Afterward, certain Dragons players will each take two visitors home to stay with their families and experience Philadelphia. The visit was spearheaded by Del-Val Friends' athletic department. "I spoke to [Heathfield's]
NEWS
March 26, 2014 | BY SEAN COLLINS WALSH, Daily News Staff Writer walshSE@phillynews.com, 215-854-4172
VATICAN CITY - Alternatingly droopy-eyed from jet lag and wide-eyed from the excitement of seeing ancient wonders, a delegation of two dozen Philadelphia political, business and church leaders arrived in Rome yesterday. The group, beginning a five-day trip to plan the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia next year, took a tour of Rome, survived a gauntlet of media interviews and attended a reception at the residence of the U.S. ambassador to the Vatican. The primary goal of the trip is to ensure that Pope Francis attends the September 2015 meeting, which could draw millions to Philadelphia.
SPORTS
March 26, 2014 | By Thomas Mahon, Inquirer Staff Writer
Despite a late scare, Swenson held off visiting Kensington, 3-2, in a nonleague softball game on Monday afternoon. Alexis Collopy pitched a complete game and struck out 17. She had a shutout until the final inning when Kensington scored two runs. Collopy stood out offensively as well, going three for three and knocking in a run. She accounted for half of the Lions six hits. In other nonleague action: Kelsey Caldwell powered host Calvary Christian to a 16-0 win over West-Mont Christian.
NEWS
March 18, 2014 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo, Inquirer Staff Writer
They don't necessarily like the term flea market for a new shopping, entertainment, and food venue coming in May to the grounds of the historic Atlantic City Race Course. If the Mercato Market resembles a flea market at all, say husband-and-wife creators Dirk DaCosta and Dina Guzzardo, it's one on a strong dose of steroids. They plan a weekly scene of musical acts, carnivals, and food-truck caravans to round out the offerings of 600 to 800 vendors. "I would say it is the outdoor market reinvented," DaCosta, 51, a business consultant by trade and a native of London, said last week as he and Guzzardo, a former mortgage broker, finalized plans for the mammoth undertaking.
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