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May 9, 2014 | By Thomas Mahon, Inquirer Staff Writer
Cherry Hill West senior shortstop Sierra Machinski brought Wednesday's Olympic Conference National Division softball game against Winslow Township to a halt in the sixth inning. Machinski's third hit of the game was the 100th of her career, and she was given the game ball to commemorate the achievement. She went 3 for 4 and roped two doubles to lead the host Lions to a 9-7 win. Brittany Robertson struck out 11 to earn the win, and Alicia DeFlaviis also doubled. Machinski joins DeFlaviis in the 100-hit club, as her fellow senior reached the mark earlier this season.
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May 6, 2014 | By the Inquirer Staff
The fourth-seeded Penn Quakers will face a neighborhood foe Sunday at 3 p.m. in the first round of the NCAA men's lacrosse tournament. Ivy League champion Penn (11-3) will host Drexel (12-4), the Colonial Athletic Association champion, in a game that will be televised by ESPNU. The Quakers have won eight consecutive games, which matches their longest winning streak since 1988. The Dragons also have won eight in a row. Drexel beat Hofstra, 11-10, in triple overtime to win its first CAA championship.
NEWS
May 3, 2014 | By Stephan Salisbury, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Nutter administration, faced with rising concerns over postponed renovations to a Queen Village playground that sits atop one of the nation's most historically significant African American cemeteries, will host a public meeting Monday to hear from as many people as possible about the site's future. The 6:30 p.m. meeting, to be conducted by Mayor Nutter's chief of staff, Everett Gillison, will be at the African American Museum of Philadelphia, Seventh and Arch Streets. At issue is what should happen to Weccacoe Playground, which covers nearly an acre at Queen and Lawrence Streets, and Bethel Burial Ground, where more than 5,000 African Americans were buried between 1810 and the mid-1860s.
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April 26, 2014 | The Inquirer Staff
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.
BUSINESS
April 22, 2014 | By Erin E. Arvedlund, Inquirer Columnist
BetterInvesting Philadelphia, the local chapter of the national investment-education club, is hosting a daylong seminar Saturday in Willow Grove. You can learn how to invest in a way that doesn't involve a sales pitch or a too-aggressive broker. Just bring your brain and 20 bucks. It's called Philadelphia Area Spring Investors Day, and it's a great way to learn about investing while not betting your entire net worth. BetterInvesting chapter members contribute an amount each month toward the club's assets, which are used to buy stocks for the club's portfolio.
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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.
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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.
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