February 28, 2016
If Oscar hosting has turned into an Olympic sport, we should blame Billy Crystal, the nine-time host who set the bar so high he failed to clear it himself when he returned in 2012 after Eddie Murphy backed out. Here, ranked from best to worst, are other recent hosts Chris Rock will be measured against Sunday. Ellen DeGeneres Hosted: 2007 and 2014. How she did: Better the second time, breaking the Internet with a selfie with some of the world's biggest stars. Hugh Jackman Hosted: 2009.
February 27, 2016 |
In 2000, Edgewood High School became Winslow Township High School. In the sixteen years since the switch, the school's girls' basketball team had never won an Olympic Conference Patriot title. That was until Thursday, when the visiting Eagles defeated Timber Creek, 45-32. Amiaya Melvins paced Winslow Township with 19 points and Jalissa Pitts added eight points. In other Olympic Conference action, Maddie Sims scored 17 points for Lenape in a 58-43 win over visiting Washington Township.
February 25, 2016
A residents' group lobbying against a $35.3 million bond referendum for repairs and renovations to Haddonfield public schools will hold information sessions Wednesday and Sunday. Citizens Urging a Responsible Bond (CURB) says it wants to see the March 8 question defeated in favor of a later, smaller bond issue and greater public oversight. The first session will be from 7 to 7:30 p.m. at the Haddonfield Borough Hall's auditorium, 242 Kings Highway E. That presentation will be repeated Sunday from 3:30 to 4 p.m. at the borough hall.
February 22, 2016 |
Mike Cohen's 1,000th career point could not have come at a more crucial point in Bishop Eustace's 60-59 win over Haddonfield at the Camden High Invitational on Saturday. Cohen scored 16 points and reached the milestone by hitting the game-winning foul shot with a half-second left on the clock. Pat Fish led the Crusaders with 19 points. Bishop Eustace is ranked 11th in South Jersey by The Inquirer. Haddonfield is 18th. Also at the Camden High Invitational, Jamal Holloway scored eight of his 20 points in the third quarter and Myles Thompson had 18 points and nine rebounds in Camden's 74-49 victory over Rancocas Valley.
February 21, 2016 |
Paul Rodio's basketball teams at St. Augustine Prep have won 853 games. His Hermits have beaten St. Patrick's of Elizabeth and Seton Hall Prep and Christian Brothers Academy and everybody who's anybody in South Jersey at some point in his 39 seasons. But there's one team that St. Augustine has never beaten, and one man who always has been one step ahead of Rodio: St. Anthony of Jersey City and its legendary coach, Bob Hurley. "I'm 0-12 against him," Rodio said, looking ahead to another shot at perhaps New Jersey's most fabled high school program in any sport.
February 15, 2016 |
TORONTO - The first time is always special, but this one is at home. Those are Kyle Lowry's sentiments about participating in his second straight NBA All-Star Game. Like last season, the Toronto Raptors point guard was voted as an Eastern Conference starter for the game Sunday night here at the Air Canada Centre. "Now, it's home to me," said Lowry, a Philadelphia native who spent the last four seasons of his 10-year career in Toronto. "It's my hometown, where I play every night," he added.
February 13, 2016 |
A pair of double-doubles from Gabby Smalls and Lexus Phillips helped Pemberton secure a victory over Burlington County League rival Burlington City on Thursday. Smalls had 17 points and 12 rebounds and Phillips had 14 points and 14 rebounds as the visiting Hornets edged the Blue Devils, 56-54. The duo also showcased their defensive prowess, combining for 10 steals, with Smalls posting seven. In other Burlington County League action: Mary Kiefner hit eight three-pointers and scored 28 points to power visiting Holy Cross past Medford Tech, 62-35.
February 12, 2016 |
Kelly Basile hit a free throw with six seconds left to extend Bishop Shanahan's lead to three and the Eagles held on to top Downingtown East, 42-39, on Wednesday night at West Chester East to capture their second-straight Ches-Mont League girls' basketball title. Basile finished with six points, shooting 3 of 6 from the foul line in the fourth quarter. Ciara Forde scored a team-high 15 points and Devon Adams added 12 points. Inter-Ac. Erin Lindahl scored 14 points to lead Germantown Academy to a second consecutive Inter-Ac title as the visitors defeated Notre Dame, 43-26.
February 10, 2016 |
Trace Kinner (120 pounds) pinned his opponent in 51 seconds on Monday to help third-seeded host Kingsway to a 45-33 victory over No. 6 Lenape in the first round of the South Jersey Group 5 wrestling tournament. South Jersey Group 4. Mark Gross scored a fall in 1:30 and No. 6 Shawnee edged third-seeded host Toms River South, 36-31. South Jersey Group 1. Kody Wood (285) pinned his opponent in 52 seconds and No. 3 Pennsville defeated No. 6 Pitman, 39-20, at home Nicolas Bonowski (152)
February 10, 2016 |
The National Constitution Center is holding four contests - on themes dealing with the nation's founding document - for teachers and students in Philadelphia and the mid-Atlantic region. A total of almost $200,000 will be awarded to the winners of the competitions, which will focus on developing students' knowledge of the Constitution and the nation's framers. The Civic Literary Contest will provide $100,000 to a city public or private school whose teachers create the best multiyear lesson plan using the center's Interactive Constitution tool.