October 17, 2013 |
Meghan Connors couldn't help but flash a huge smile. The senior cocaptain of the Conestoga field hockey team was beaming after the Pioneers' 11-1 win at home against Penncrest on Tuesday evening. Conestoga secured sole possession of the Central League title with the win. It was its second league title in three years and the first since Connors was a sophomore. This time, she said, it meant a little more. "It means everything," she said, wearing a red warm-up jacket after the game.
October 11, 2013 |
Krista Ross felt sick to her stomach. "What did I do to my poor daughter?" she thought as she drove Meredith Ross home from a WC Eagles field hockey tryout. Meredith Ross said she went into that tryout two years ago clueless, and her performance reflected it. It was Ross' first tryout for a club team and her first time playing indoors. She even used an outdoor stick. She and her mother figured she would be cut. And she was. The elite program had 10 teams, and none saw Ross as a fit. "I really didn't want to be talked to for the rest of the day," Ross said.
September 27, 2013 |
Conestoga entered Wednesday night's Central League field hockey matchup with Radnor on a five-game win streak, having outscored its opponents, 27-2, during that time. Despite conceding two goals to the Raiders with fewer than four minutes to play, the Pioneers were able to hold on for a 3-2 victory at Teamer Field. Conestoga coach Meg Ryan said Radnor's offense was able to get the best of her team during the final moments of the game. "Radnor showed up, and they put us on our heels, I think," Ryan said.
February 16, 2007 |
I never thought I'd say this . . . but here goes. I miss Meg Ryan. Especially this time of year, when soggy romantic comedies starring the likes of Mandy Moore (!) remind us that since Ryan abdicated her throne with 2001's Kate & Leopold, no actress has come along to make Valentine's Day movie-going safe again. Say what you will about Ryan's twinkly persona, but nobody this side of Doris Day had a longer run as a romantic-comedy queen. And the movies she made - even the misfires - were at least fun. I'd gladly catch Ryan - playing three women, no less - in Joe Versus the Volcano again before watching Sandra Bullock trot out one of her wounded lonely-hearts or enduring an endless string of Renee Zellweger scrunchy faces.
February 20, 2004 |
She dresses trashy. She talks trash. She's a spike-heeled hottie whose innate intelligence and wily hustle are overlooked by the male of the species - guys who can't get past her cleavage and her curves. Like Julia Roberts' Oscar-winning turn as a tarted-up real-life legal crusader in Erin Brockovich, Meg Ryan, in Against the Ropes, gives us a real-life babe who broke the glass ceiling (and then some) in the world of professional prizefighting. Decked out in "Pussy Cat" T-shirt and stripper boots, Ryan's Jackie Kallen goes from playing secretary to a Cleveland fight promoter to proffering ringside counsel to a rising middleweight star.
October 31, 2003 |
I don't know about you, but I, for one, never had a conference with a college professor in the back booth of a bar, in daylight hours, while women looking a lot like hookers stretch slinkily across a pool table and shifty gangster types come and go. Ah, academia! In In the Cut - a stylish, sulky character study/love story/murder mystery - Meg Ryan is just such a university teacher: an English prof named Frannie who's studying urban slang, keeps a notebook of phrases and fragments overheard on the street, and in the midst of meeting with a student in this New York dive, goes downstairs to use the john.
January 7, 2003 |
SHE MAY HAVE been faking it, but Meg Ryan threw quite a tantrum while hat shopping at Barney's in New York recently, according to Imdb.com. "Meg was yelling at this poor girl that she had kept her waiting," a source told the film Web site. "I was really shocked because she always plays such sweet characters in movies. " When a store manager intervened, Ryan, 41, supposedly tossed a Benjamin on the counter for a $35 bill, and left after snapping, "Keep the change - I'm outta here.
December 4, 2000 |
QUOTE "We say thank you for even the smallest thing. My grandma would look at me like I'm crazy if I didn't. She'd be like, 'Boy, didn't you just see somebody give you something?' " - rap star Nelly, on why he is so mannerly. Actress Holly Robinson-Peete and hubbo Rodney Peete of the Oakland Raiders are using their resources to help those suffering from Parkinson's disease. The HollyRob Foundation, which they founded three years ago, helps patients with the monstrous costs associated with the disease.
February 18, 2000 |
Imagine King Lear art-directed by Martha Stewart and you have Hanging Up, a movie in which the telephone is a metaphor of human connection and termination. And a movie that perhaps inadvertently suggests that against an aging patriarch's insistent demands, sisterhood is powerless. In this film based on the Delia Ephron novel and adapted for the screen by the author and her older sib, Nora, three grown sisters have cut the umbilical cord, but they can't cut the cordless. Diane Keaton, who directs and costars, elicits electric performances from Meg Ryan as the middle sister, Eve, and Walter Matthau as their senescent father, Lou. Excellent as they are, every time the film trips into emotionally dangerous ground, it takes a slapstick pratfall to alleviate the intensity.
May 27, 1997 |
The hair conjures the image of a strafed wheat field. The body, of a broom handle with breasts. But there is a goofy grace to the dance of Meg Ryan's upturned nose and downturned mouth that makes it clear why this waiflike blonde is Hollywood's clown princess of romantic comedy. The punkette coif and black girl-gangster suit cannot cloud the essential sunniness of spirit. Nor can her role as Maggie - the jilted girlfriend waging total war on her ex-beau in Addicted to Love - tarnish the golden girl-next-door persona of the 35-year-old actress.