May 25, 2016 |
Episcopal Academy's offense carried the Churchwomen to the second seed in the Pennsylvania Independent Schools Athletic Association softball playoffs. Host Episcopal showed its might Monday in a 10-1 rout of seventh-seeded Academy of the New Church. Ariana Felizianni keyed her team's offense by going 2 for 3 with a home run, a double, and two RBIs. She scored two runs. Maya Johnston went 2 for 2 with three RBIs for the winners. Also in the first round of the PAISAA tournament, Ashley Lubisky went 2 for 3 and scored two runs as third-seeded host Springside Chestnut Hill shut out No. 6 Friends' Central, 5-0. Baseball Lincoln's Zach Degovanni knocked in the go-ahead run with a one-out sacrifice fly in the bottom of the sixth inning to give the host Railsplitters a 4-3 victory over GAMP in the third round of the Public League playoffs.
May 18, 2016
The Flyers, who will celebrate their 50th anniversary next season, announced Monday they will host the New Jersey Devils in a Sept. 28 preseason game at the PPL Center in Allentown. The arena is the home of the Flyers' AHL affiliate, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. Last Sept. 21, the Flyers scored a 5-3 preseason win over the Islanders at the PPL Center. - Sam Carchidi
May 18, 2016 |
Are you willing to fight for the city you love, Philadelphians? To take it back from the repressive foreign overlords who've occupied City Hall, seized all media control, and banished the rank and file to decimated districts on the fringes of town? This is the premise of a dystopian-themed, high-budget video game, Homefront: The Revolution , launching Tuesday and already creating a buzz among game aficionados. "All we have to say is 'it's a first-person shooter set in Philly' and people are all aboard, anxious to play" the $59.99 game, reported Tim Brooks, a sales associate at the GameStop emporium on South Street.
May 14, 2016 |
Q: Ever since I fell in love with the charming inns and hotels on a recent European trip, I have wanted to be an innkeeper. I own my house, I have an extra room, and have always enjoyed house guests. I may remodel the basement to be a separate apartment. How should I go about starting this, perhaps as an Airbnb? How should this be different from just a guest room? - T. A: I love that you are working toward accomplishing your dream. But before you list your room, look carefully into your city's regulations for short-term rentals.
May 5, 2016 |
Katie McLoughlin and Shawnee withstood a stiff test from host Shore Regional in a nonleague girls' lacrosse game Tuesday. McLoughlin found the net five times as the Renegades edged the Blue Devils, 12-11, to remain perfect on the year. Molly Baechler, Liza Barr, and Samantha Tucci all scored twice for the visitors. In other nonleague action: Saige Lyn Gidzinski and Chloe Pottillo each had four goals and Camden Catholic won at Woodstown, 14-4. Aailiyah Richardson had four goals and six assists to lead visiting Winslow Township past Burlington City, 10-4.
May 4, 2016 |
Swenson's Alex Bautista closed the door on Masterman by utilizing his skills at bat and on the mound. Bautista hit the go-ahead two-run triple in the bottom of the sixth before taking the mound in the seventh and retiring the side to give the host Lions an 11-9 victory over the Blue Dragons. Swenson trailed Masterman, 8-0, entering the fifth inning. Kyle Nolde three-run double sparked the home team during an eight-run fifth. Luis Garced pitched the three innings and earned the win. In other Public League Division A action: Michael Angellilli went 3 for 3 with two runs scored and host Northeast defeated GAMP, 11-4.
April 30, 2016 |
Legendary bassist and sartorial maven Jamaaladeen Tacuma has forever hung at the busy intersection of magic-making avant-garde jazz and experimental fusion-funk. The Southwest Philadelphia native, by age 19, was playing in Ornette Coleman's Prime Time (recording free classics such as 1977's Dancing in Your Head and 1978's Body Meta ), and angular guitarist James Blood Ulmer's torrid Tales of Captain Black in 1978. If Tacuma had stopped there, he would have cemented his avant-jazz cred, but this is also a gentleman who once held down the groove for Philadelphia organist Charles Earland and earlier this month was part of the Jazz Foundation of America's 25th anniversary Loft Party in Manhattan, keeping hard, funky time with trombonist Craig Harris and playing David Bowie songs.
April 29, 2016 |
The Union are relatively healthy entering their Major League Soccer match Saturday against the visiting San Jose Earthquakes, but one starter will definitely be missing. Left back Fabinho will have to sit out the game because of yellow card accumulation. He received his fifth yellow card in the 2-0 victory over New York City FC on Saturday at Talen Energy Stadium. That means a return to the starting lineup of longtime fixture Ray Gaddis. Before this season, Gaddis had made 109 starts in his first four years with the Union.
April 28, 2016 |
Merchants and entrepreneurs interested in retail, food and beverage leasing opportunities at Philadelphia International Airport are invited to a meeting May 5at the Philadelphia Airport Marriott Hotel. The forum, from 9:30 a.m. until noon, will be hosted by the city Division of Aviation and MarketPlace PHL, which manages the airport food and retail concessions. The Marriott is located on the airport Arrivals Road at Terminal B. More than 30.8 million passengers annually travel through Philadelphia International, which has 183,000 square feet of concession space and supports more than 20,000 airport jobs.
April 27, 2016 |
Nick O'Day hit a home run, had two RBIs, and scored two runs as Bishop Shanahan beat visiting Sun Valley, 9-4, in a Ches-Mont League matchup. Teammate David Angelo went 2 for 3 with two RBIs. In other Chest-Mont League baseball action: Andrew Snyder pitched six innings and struck out seven to earn the win as host West Chester Henderson defeated Unionville, 10-0. Hutch Gagnon struck out seven in four innings and host Downingtown East beat Octorara, 6-2. Ryan Guckin went 2 for 4 with two RBIs to help host Avon Grove to a 7-2 in over Oxford.