September 23, 2013 |
PHILADELPHIA E. Steven Collins was a giant of Philadelphia media, a beloved radio host and community activist who was often described as the city's unofficial mayor. So it was fitting that politicians, executives, and hundreds of well-wishers packed Sharon Baptist Church in West Philadelphia on Saturday to remember Collins, who died of a heart attack at age 58 on Sept. 9. At an emotional memorial service, the list of guest speakers resembled a who's who of regional power players, from Mayor Nutter to U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah and State Sens.
September 21, 2013 |
For most of the afternoon Thursday, the Woodstown girls' soccer team enjoyed a healthy advantage in shots. Darien Hoguet made sure that effort didn't go to waste. Hoguet punched one in midway through the second half and host Woodstown beat Schalick, 1-0, in a Tri-County Conference game. Tori Klose had the assist. Fallon Secaur recorded her third shutout of the season. Elsewhere in the Tri-County: Tatiana Helwig and Lindsey Thomas scored second-half goals to give Kingsway a 2-1 victory at Clearview.
September 21, 2013 |
Michael Affuso is a 2-year-old on a mission. He looks over a sand-digger contraption at a Narberth playground, trying to figure out how the apparatus works. His father helped him with it a few days ago, but this is the big leagues for the little guy - doing it himself. He furrows his barely formed brow and heaves and pulls on the controls. Michael makes all the right moves, but the handlebars are just too heavy, and Mom has to come to the rescue. Frustrating for Michael? Probably.
September 20, 2013 |
What Jessica Waite lacks in experience, her field hockey coach said, she makes up for in height. And that, Wissahickon coach Lucy Gil said, makes her quite intimidating. The 5-foot-9 freshman fired home a cross from Melanie Fry early in Wednesday's first half, and the Trojans held on to edge host Cheltenham, 1-0, in a Suburban One American game. "She doesn't look like a freshman," Gil said. Fry, a right wing, sent the pass from the right side to Waite on the left wing. Gill said Fry is the team's "wheels," as she uses her speed to beat defenders.
September 18, 2013 |
Council Rock North struck for seven first-half scores, with two coming on blocked punts, and clobbered visiting Hatboro-Horsham, 56-26, in a nonleague football matchup Monday at Walt Snyder Field in Newtown. For the 3-0 Indians, ranked 23rd in Southeastern Pennsylvania by The Inquirer, sophomore quarterback Brandon McIlwain completed 5 of 8 passes for 188 yards and two touchdowns. Senior Dejuan Martin returned the game's opening kickoff 98 yards for a score, and added a 72-yard scoring reception in the second quarter.
September 11, 2013 |
UPPER DARBY'S own Tina Fey will host the 39th season premiere of "Saturday Night Live" on Sept. 28. She'll be joined by musical guest Arcade Fire , which will release its fourth album, "Reflektor," on Oct. 29. But that's not the only local who will take the stage at 30 Rockefeller Plaza this season. South Jersey's own Bruce Willis will host on Oct. 12 with Katy Perry . Thanks a 'Million' Who wants to be a millionaire? Clearly, you do. If you'd like to try your hand at the well-named game show, head to Dave & Buster's (1995 Franklin Mills Circle)
September 11, 2013 |
THERE HE WAS, a big, robust, happy guy, bubbling with energy, manning the grill for a pool party Saturday at his home in Laverock. E. Steven Collins, one of the most recognizable radio personalities and community activists in the city, was, as usual, the host with the most at the annual end-of-summer gathering of the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists. The next day, he dispatched a tweet to Serena Williams congratulating her on her fifth U.S. Open singles victory: "You are unstoppable.
August 21, 2013 |
For the third straight year, Drexel University will host the U.S. Open Squash Championships, one of the sport's signature events. The tournament, which will feature nearly all the sport's top-ranked players, is scheduled to be held Oct. 9-18. The U.S. Open forms part of the 2013 World Series for both the Professional Squash Association and Women's Squash Association. It is one of the most prestigious tournaments on the international circuit with talent representing 26 different countries.
August 20, 2013 |
ORLANDO - Ron Jaworski has a novel idea on how the Soul can win the 2014 ArenaBowl. Make it a home game. Actually, that's not quite accurate. But Jaworski, the face of the Soul ownership, said prior to Saturday's loss to Arizona in the ArenaBowl, that he was going to make a push for Philadelphia to host next year's AFL championship. "I'm definitely going to talk about it," Jaworski said. Jaws was effusive in his praise for Orlando, site of this year's championship game and quite critical of last year's host, New Orleans.
August 15, 2013 |
PPL Park is set to host the Major League Lacrosse championship weekend on Aug. 24-25. The Denver Outlaws, Hamilton Nationals, Chesapeake Bayhawks and Charlotte Hounds will compete in Chester for the league title and Steinfeld Trophy. The championship game is set for 3 p.m. on Aug. 25. Denver, the league's lone undefeated team at 14-0, has secured the No. 1 seed and will play Charlotte in the first semifinal at 1 p.m. on Aug. 24. The Outlaws are the first team in the MLL to finish unbeaten.