November 10, 1997 |
"We have got to score here!" is a phrase many high school football coaches yell from the sideline at least once every possession. Ridley coach Ralph Batty yelled it only once during his Green Raiders' final Central League game of the season. Waiting for the right opportunity paid off. Jack McGlone threw a game-winning 43-yard touchdown pass to John Fisher in the fourth quarter to lift Ridley over visiting Springfield, 28-21, on Friday night. "We've been practicing that play all week," McGlone said.
November 2, 1998 |
When Radnor scheduled Senior Recognition Day, it didn't know it would be facing an anxious and angry Ridley team seeking redemption. While the Red Raiders were saluting their seniors, the Green Raiders were fuming from a tough loss and welcoming senior running back John Fisher back to the lineup. Fisher, who missed a month of the season with a knee injury, rushed for 138 yards and one touchdown in Ridley's 45-0 win at Radnor. "Having John back helps a lot," Ridley coach Ralph Batty said.
December 15, 1998 |
Winner of an on-the-spot drawing, John Fisher gets to be first in line at the First Union Center box office to buy tickets to the Rolling Stones' March 16 concert in Philadelphia. He got second-row seats at $90 each yesterday. His first Stones concert, Nov. 25, 1969, at the Spectrum, when he was 15, cost $7.50.
May 9, 2013 |
Ali Robinson (Gloucester Catholic) hit a first-inning home run, and Stephanie Pasquale ripped a three-run single in the second for third-seeded Temple on Wednesday in a 7-2 win over No. 6 Dayton (22-23) in the opening round of the Atlantic Ten softball tournament in Amherst, Mass. The Owls (31-24) face No. 2 Fordham on Thursday. Robinson's homer was her 15th and set a Temple single-season record. She was 2 for 3; Pasquale went 3 for 3 with two RBIs. Golf. Millersville's Robert Coyne (Downingtown West)
February 15, 1990 |
A Camden high school student was shot and killed early yesterday when he and a companion resisted a robbery attempt, authorities said. John Fisher, 19, of the 2100 block of South Ninth Street, was shot around 1:30 a.m. in the 1400 block of Norris Street, according to acting Camden County Prosecutor James F. Mulvihill. Fisher was found dead on the scene, he said. Police later arrested William Anthony McCray, 18, who was charged with felony murder and aggravated assault in the shooting.
December 2, 1990 |
Persistence paid off for Downingtown developer John Fisher when the Sadsbury Township Board of Supervisors voted Wednesday to open Sadsbury's woodland conservation zone to cluster development. Fisher said he'd been trying since 1988 to get approval to develop 254 acres of woodland on Compass Road. The site includes a rocky cliff. Cluster development - not permissible under the present Sadsbury zoning code - appeared to be a dead issue earlier this year. In April, bowing to protests from Compass Road residents, the board rejected Fisher's request to cluster 80 to 100 houses on 100 acres.
June 5, 1993 |
Ed Giese has been down this path before. Six times he has met Zeke Jones in either a U.S. National or a World Team trials final, and each time, Jones has emerged the winner. The two will meet today in the championship finals of the John E. du Pont World Team trials at Drexel University. Counting his loss to Jones (Sunkist Kids) at nationals this past April, Giese, who wrestles for Team Foxcatcher, has the dubious distinction of being a four-time national runner-up at 114.5 pounds.
November 16, 1998 |
Ridley's seniors wanted some lasting memory of their final home football game, but not like this. For one half on Friday night, it seemed as if the Green Raiders had forgotten every fundamental they were ever taught. Against Haverford High in a Central League game to determine second place in the league, Ridley players were running in the wrong directions on plays. There were missed blocking assignments. It was a total shutdown. But then in one quarter, Ridley scored more points than it had gained total yards in the first two quarters, recovering to beat the Fords, 23-7.
January 28, 1987 |
The Gloucester County Board of Freeholders has decided to rehire John Fisher, a former county administrator who left three years ago to work for the firm that supervised construction of the county justice complex, Freeholder Director John R. Maier announced yesterday. Fisher, 44, will replace Gary Higham, who has been asked to leave the position. Higham, 35, declined to accept a job as the head of a county department, Maier said. "Everyone's pleased with (Higham's) performance, but the fact is, a very unique situation arose when Jack Fisher informed us he'd like to come back," the director said.
September 28, 1998 |
Ridley coach Ralph Batty is going to look back at this one, take the win, and run. Ridley turned the ball over twice in its own territory within the first eight minutes, yet survived with a 19-7 victory over Upper Darby in a Central League game on Friday night. Ridley (2-1 overall, 2-0 league) can thank senior tailback John Fisher. The hard-running 5-foot-9, 155-pound senior broke tackles and displayed explosive speed in rushing for a game-high 120 yards and two touchdowns on 18 carries.