November 21, 2015 |
When the 2014 football season ended with Penn going 2-8, tight end Ryan O'Malley didn't know what to expect in his final season as a Quaker. "There was a lot of uncertainty, especially after the season ended with all the changes and with us not knowing what the future was going to be like," said O'Malley, a fifth-year senior who has two receiving touchdowns this seasons. O'Malley and his teammates had to adjust to longtime defensive coordinator Ray Priore replacing Al Bagnoli (23 seasons)
November 20, 2015 |
The Phillies on Wednesday announced the signings of three pitchers and two infielders to minor-league contracts. Righthanders Frank Herrmann, Chris Leroux and Reiner Roibal and infielders Emmanuel Burriss and Ryan Jackson will come to the team's major-league spring training as non-roster invitees. Leroux, 31, and Roibal, 26, were in the Phillies' organization last season. Burriss, 30, is a second baseman and shortstop who spent last season in the Washington Nationals system, appearing in five games at the major-league level.
November 13, 2015 |
WHILE NEW YORK dropped the hammer on daily fantasy sports leagues, Pennsylvania is taking a much more measured approach. "We're holding hearings to determine what, if anything, needs to be done," state Rep. Jamie Santora told the Daily News . The House of Representatives' Gaming Oversight Committee will meet on Dec. 3 to discuss the next step. "Yes, there is skill involved, but is there also luck?" said Santora, a member of the oversight committee who represents Delaware County.
November 7, 2015 |
Cardinal O'Hara's celebration Thursday began with 1 minute, 44 seconds left in the game. The about-to-be-crowned Catholic League field hockey champions began to stomp and scream on the sideline, anticipation building as Molly Grady left the field at Neumann University, victory safely in tow. As Bonner-Prendergast rushed one last time and the clock wound down on a 4-0 victory, Grady and teammate Megan Shallow clung to each other. The second championship of their careers and O'Hara's second title in three years belonged to the girl in the No. 27 jersey.
November 5, 2015 |
As he leaped off the ground, Adin Hernandez-Carrera had one thought running through his head. "I have to score this goal. I have to score right here. " And he did, heading home the overtime goal to give host Northeast a 2-1 victory over Furness and its second straight Public League boys' soccer championship. Hernandez-Carrera's game-winner wasn't the only time Tuesday night the senior demonstrated why he wears the captain's armband. Eight minutes into the second half, a Furness defender committed a foul about 23 yards away from the net. Hernandez-Carrera immediately rose to the occasion.
November 4, 2015 |
Philadelphia is home to some great rivalries. The Big Five schools. Pat's and Geno's. And, of course, the Franklin Towne Charter and Central girls' soccer teams. For the better part of a decade, the two programs have met in the Public League Class AAA final. Franklin Towne won the rivalry's latest chapter Monday, when Caitlin Hammerstein knocked in Gwyneth Welsh's corner kick to complete a comeback and give the Coyotes a 2-1 win at Northeast. It was the fifth straight title for the Coyotes, who have not been defeated in their last 63 Public League contests.
November 3, 2015 |
For 18 games this season, Stefano Aiello-Pang sat on the bench with the Roman Catholic soccer team in his No. 28 jersey and warm-up sweats knowing he wouldn't get into the contest. Last season, Aiello-Pang was a starting center back for the Cahillites, but he tore his right anterior cruciate ligament Oct. 3 and was out for the remainder of the year. Months of rehabilitation followed, but Aiello-Pang couldn't get back on the soccer field, unable to pass the test in order to get cleared.
November 2, 2015 |
The "Prince of North Philly" will be playing close to home. The Delaware 87ers used the fifth overall pick in the NBA Development League draft on point guard Rysheed Jordan out of St. John's. Jordan was The Inquirer's Southeastern Pennsylvania player of year as a senior at Vaux High School in North Philadelphia in 2013. Jordan opted to leave St. John's this summer to pursue a professional career. He missed the deadline for the NBA draft. The Sevens used their second first-round pick - eighth overall - on former Iona forward David Laury.
October 26, 2015 |
Junior Olivia Arizin of Cardinal O'Hara broke a 17-year-old meet record Saturday at the Catholic League Cross-Country Championships. Arizin finished the 3.1-mile Belmont Plateau course in 18 minutes, 32 seconds, breaking the mark of 18:36 set by Sheila Klick of Archbishop Prendergast in 1998. O'Hara's Grace Mancini, Elizabeth Mancini, and Sara Hayes finished third, fourth and fifth, respectively, to help the Lions win the Catholic League championship. In the boys' race, Cardinal O'Hara's Rob Morro finished first in 16:22 to win the individual title.
October 19, 2015 |
Jonah Gillespie-Sickmen of Harriton won the Central League boys' cross-country championship Saturday at Rose Tree Park. Gillespie-Sickmen finished the 3.1-mile course in 16 minutes, 3 seconds. Lower Merion won the team competition. Jamie Green of Ridley finished in 19:04 to win the girls' championship. Strath Haven won the team title with 38 points. Girls' Tennis Maddie Wood and Ashley Griffith of Conestoga won the Central League doubles tournament when their opponents, Amy Zhang and Julia Herman, also of Conestoga, had to retire because of injury after the first set. Wood, a sophomore, and Griffith, a freshman, took the first set, 5-2, at Healthplex Sports Club.