February 20, 2013 |
The Widener men's track and field team has won three consecutive Middle Atlantic Conference indoor titles and will go for its fourth in a row Saturday at Lehigh. The Pride can become the first team to win four straight since Elizabethtown captured five consecutive crowns beginning in 2004. Sophomore Michael Ciavarelli (Monsignor Bonner) is the reigning champion in the 400-meter dash, as is senior Ryan Gallagher (Neshaminy) in the 5,000-meter run. The men's 4x200-meter relay team has won three straight titles.
January 7, 1999 |
Sarah Smith, a Coatesville High School junior, clears a hurdle while practicing her event, the 50-meter hurdles, at the Coatesville Area Multi-Purpose Stadium. Despite the cold, practice for the indoor track team at the school has been held outside in recent years, leading to a reduction in injuries, says Tom Ingram, assistant boys' indoor track coach.
December 5, 2012 |
La Salle's Nick Crits, a Wissahickon graduate, was named the Atlantic Ten men's track and field performer of the week, the league announced Monday. Crits placed first in the 3,000 meters at the Jack Pyrah Invitational on Saturday. Matt Curtis (West Deptford) of Rutgers-Camden earned the NJAC men's indoor track honors with firsts in the 400 and the 4x800 relay at the Ursinus College Bow-Tie Classic. Rowan's Jewel Brown (Clayton) was the NJAC women's track rookie of the week. Women's basketball.
March 19, 1997 |
March Madness, Division III style, has struck the Alvernia College campus in Reading, and two former Chester High athletes have played huge roles in the men's basketball success. Guards Daimen Hunter and Tahir Lowrie have helped the Crusaders advance to the national semifinals, in which they'll face Illinois Wesleyan at 6 p.m. Friday. The winner will play Nebraska Wesleyan or Williams College on Saturday for the championship. Hunter, a junior, was named co-player of the year in the ECAC Division III Southern Region with Lebanon Valley's Andy Panko.
July 3, 2003 |
Vancouver was selected yesterday as the host of the 2010 Winter Olympics, taking the games to Canada for the first time since 1988 when Calgary played host. Vancouver, located in British Columbia in western Canada, won by a mere three votes (56-53) over Pyeongchang, South Korea, in balloting by International Olympic Committee members. The election wasn't without controversy - several members didn't vote, which could have swung the result the other way. The IOC said it was unsure why. Awarding the 2010 Games to North America leaves Europe in a strong position for the 2012 Summer Olympics - at the expense of New York.
December 23, 2012 |
Darrah Morrison hit a bank shot with 1 second left in overtime Saturday as Villa Joseph Marie squeaked past St. Hubert, 39-38, in a nonleague girls' basketball game. Morrison led the Jems with 14 points, six of which came in the fourth quarter. Colleen Coleman added 10 points. Charlotte Kucowski scored a team-high 15 points for St. Hubert. In other nonleague girls' basketball action: Kathleen Fitzpatrick scored a game-high 26 points for Notre Dame as the Irish defeated Villa Maria in overtime, 46-41.
January 20, 2000 |
The mile, the two-mile, the distance medley, the 3,000 meters - no matter what the event is - Darryl Brown of Kennett wants to run it. "He's a kid that just loves to run," Blue Demons boys' indoor track and field coach John Ferraro said. "Two weeks ago at Kutztown, he ran the mile, the 4x800-meter, and the 4x400 meter. He just loves running, pure and simple. " Brown, a senior, admits that while he does enjoy indoor track, the conditions and the practice times make the winter season his least favorite.
June 1, 2013 |
There's an important period of time Winslow Township junior track star Torie Robinson does not even remember. When a snowstorm canceled a meet in December 2010, Robinson had some free time and joined her friends to go sledding. After her friend's driveway did not prove to be enough of a thrill, they went to Donio Park in Winslow Township, which features steep hills the girls used to train for cross-country. Robinson, diminutive in stature, sat in the front of a circular plastic sled she shared with a friend.
February 7, 2012
Bridgeton's Braheme Days' 68-foot, 11-inch shot put highlighted the NJSIAA South Jersey Group 2 boys' indoor track championships on Monday night at the Bennett Center in Toms River. South Jersey Group 1. Woodbury's Anthony Averett won the 55-meter dash and the high jump in the boys' competition, and Penns Grove's Faleesha Dowe (55, 400) and Haddonfield's Katherine Johnston (shot put, pole vault) were double winners in the girls' meet. Wrestling Bordentown and Point Pleasant Beach combined for 11 pins in the quarterfinal round of the NJSIAA Central Jersey Group 1 tournament, and the Scotties prevailed, 45-30.
February 18, 2013
A Springfield Falcons player suffered a seizure after being checked into the glass Sunday night, causing the American Hockey League game with the Adirondack Phantoms to be suspended. Falcons left winger Wade MacLeod was taken to a hospital in Springfield, Mass., and the team later said the 26-year-old was stable and alert. The Phantoms are the Flyers' affiliate. Defenseman Brandon Manning received a two-minute penalty for boarding on the play. The coaches agreed to suspend the game in the second period with Adirondack leading, 2-1. No makeup date was announced.