June 7, 1989 |
If Jenkintown wins its fourth straight Pen-Del League title this year, head coach Pete Lucente may have to break out the Geritol instead of the champagne to celebrate. "We're the oldest team in the league," said Lucente, whose core of veterans has an average age of just under 32. "But I think that's to our advantage. These guys know how to play the game. " Indeed, Jenkintown has gotten off to a frisky start, winning its first six games to take up residence atop the American Division standings.
October 14, 2013 |
Lower Moreland scored two rushing touchdowns in the final 31/2 minutes to surge past Jenkintown, 21-10, Saturday in Bicentennial Athletic League football. The visiting Drakes (2-5 overall, 1-3 league) took a 10-7 lead on the first play of the fourth quarter when Jamie Griffin ran in from the 12. But with 3 minutes, 24 seconds left, Joe Leventhal scored his second 1-yard rushing TD of the game to put Lower Moreland (4-3, 2-1) ahead, 14-10. Peter Ebert had set up the winning score by returning an interception to Jenkintown's 28-yard line.
September 18, 1986 |
As the Wissahickon School District and its teachers reached a tentative settlement this week, pressure mounted on Jenkintown's school board and its striking teachers to reach a contract agreement. The Jenkintown school board and teachers were scheduled to meet tonight. On Monday, about 75 Jenkintown students, waving picket signs, marched in front of the district's two schools to urge both sides to settle the strike. School and extracurricular activities, including classes, had been suspended since Sept.
March 9, 1989 |
Donna Hayes finally had her moment in the spotlight last night. With two starters hampered by foul trouble, the girls' basketball coach at Jenkintown, Jim Romano, called on the hard-working but unheralded senior to provide offense in the second half against Christopher Dock in the PIAA District 1 Class A championship game, at Lower Moreland. Hayes responded with a career high of 12 points, including eight in the decisive third quarter, to lift Jenkintown to a 35-31 victory.
October 2, 2000 |
Bristol coach Frank Perri stood with beads of water clinging to his eyeglasses. He was wearing a soaking red polo shirt and a big, big smile. Perri's team had just beaten host Jenkintown, 20-0, Friday afternoon. The joy was evident on Perri's face. Why the dousing, he was asked. "Because we had a shutout this year," he said. "This was a very important game in the Bicentennial League. " The victory was Bristol's second in the four-team Bicentennial League and gave the Warriors (3-1)
September 18, 1995 |
Chestnut Hill Academy's game plan against host Jenkintown in the Independence League opener for both teams Saturday was simple: Keep the ball away from Steve Eichert. Eichert, the Drakes' 5-foot-9, 185-pound tailback extraordinaire, had burned Chichester for 165 yards rushing a week earlier, and Blue Devils coach Jack Plunkett wasn't about to let his charges get caught flat-footed against the fleet back. "We wanted to try to control the ball with a running game, and that was going to give us a chance to keep the ball out of Eichert's hands," Plunkett said after Chestnut Hill won, 10-0.
July 21, 2014 |
Jenkintown By The Numbers Population: 4,443 (2012). Median income: $64,980 (2012). Area: 0.6 square miles. Settlements in the last 90 days: 15. Homes for sale: 31. Average days on the market: 65. Median price (all homes): $200,000. Housing stock: 2,085 units; large singles, twins, and older condominiums. School district: Jenkintown. SOURCES: U.S. Census Bureau; City-Data.com; Susan Yannessa, Weichert Realtors; Kurt Werner, Re/Max Keystone
November 6, 2015 |
On the morning after the last night at Guild Hall, a crew of volunteers mopped floors while the owners held back the tears. Four months. Just four lousy, four splendid, four heartbreaking months - that's all the beautiful downtown Jenkintown brewpub lasted before Jennifer McGuire and her husband, Owen Hutchins, decided to close its doors. With breweries opening at a rate of more than one per day, it's rare to hear of one closing. In 2014, there were all of 23 failures nationwide, according to the Colorado-based Brewers Association which represents small breweries.
March 14, 2014 |
Jenkintown waited more than 29 minutes before taking its first lead in Wednesday night's PIAA Class A second-round girls' basketball game against St. John Neumann at East Pennsboro. The Drakes held on for a 49-41 victory and earned another long-awaited first: their first trip to the state quarterfinals. Madison Kremp sank a jumper with 2 minutes, 26 seconds remaining to put Jenkintown ahead, 43-41. The Drakes made 6 of 9 free throws down the stretch to seal the victory. Kremp scored eight of her 18 points in the fourth quarter, including a pair of three-pointers.
September 5, 2014 |
Some 200 Jenkintown residents, many of them elderly, are losing their apartments due to a dispute between local officials and the property owner. "We're the pawns in this," said Marshall Jones, 93. "[The owner] is saying, 'If you won't do it our way, we'll just close it down.' " Jones has lived in the Colonade high-rise apartments on Old York Road, in the Jenkintown section of Abington Township, for 16 years. He and other residents have had a string of complaints about leaks, electrical outages, broken elevators, cold water, broken heaters, and other issues, many of which ended up in the courts.