March 1, 2014 |
To overcome a 20-point deficit against the 20th-ranked team in South Jersey on Thursday night, Westampton Tech scored one more point in the fourth quarter than it had in the previous three periods. "It was like a barrage," Panthers coach Mike Williams said after his team rallied to claim a 77-70 nonleague boys' basketball victory at Doane Academy. "We put some bombs together. We got some fouls and made some free throws. Things kind of came together. " The Spartans, who are ranked 20th in South Jersey by The Inquirer, led, 58-38, after three quarters, but their center fouled out early in the fourth.
October 26, 2013 |
It was a brazen attack that left one dead and five wounded, and police are asking for the public's help to find the gunmen who fired into a crowd outside a Southwest Philadelphia corner store earlier this month. A $20,000 reward has been offered for information leading to an arrest, and the case has been assigned to the Homicide Task Force, police said. "We know people out there know who did this and we need someone to step forward," said Capt. James Clark, commander of the Homicide Unit.
September 14, 2013 |
Here are my picks to roll, and get rolled, in Week 2 of the 2013 season. Watch 'em roll Carson Palmer, QB, Cardinals vs. Lions. He's far removed from his days as an elite passer, but Palmer still has enough to get the job done on occasion. He had a solid debut with his new trio of receivers, and he'll give the visiting Lions a much tougher test than Christian Ponder did in the opener. Palmer doesn't have much choice, since his team can't run the ball. DeAngelo Williams, RB, Panthers at Bills.
March 10, 2013
Boys' Basketball STATE CLASS AA FIRST ROUND Del-Val Charter 63, Conwell-Egan 59 Sayre 56, New Hope-Solebury 54 Constitution 66, Notre Dame Green Pond 28 Communications Tech 68, Camp Hill 43 STATE CLASS AAAA FIRST ROUND Chester 74, Cumberland Valley 43 Great Valley 39, Wilson 32 St. Joseph's Prep 48, Abington 33 Upper Darby 47, Bethlehem Freedom 45 Lower Merion 77, Carlisle 36 Martin Luther King...
February 12, 2013 |
In a nationally televised game Sunday night, Chester made an emphatic case to be considered Southeastern Pennsylvania's top boys' basketball squad. In their first meeting against fellow powerhouse Neumann-Goretti, the Clippers, with their usual defensive ferocity and fastbreak efficiency, cruised to a 58-41 victory over the frigid-shooting Saints at Neumann University in Aston. The game was televised by ESPN2. "Hopefully, that will give us our just due," said Chester coach Larry Yarbray, whose team pulled away with a 19-5 burst in the third quarter.
February 7, 2013 |
SOMETIMES, LESS really can be a good thing. Take Villanova's football recruiting class, for instance. The Wildcats usually bring in around 15 players. Not this year. But that's because they've got a whole lot back from a team that went 8-4 and returned to the FCS playoffs after a year's absence. So there simply wasn't too much available roster space. Which made coach Andy Talley's job, well, different. "This is really the first time we've gone through something like this," he said.
December 7, 2012 |
C.J. FAIR had 16 points and a career-high 13 rebounds, Michael Carter-Williams added 15 points and 10 assists, and No. 4 Syracuse beat visiting Long Beach State, 84-53, on Thursday night. Syracuse (7-0) upped its home winning streak to 27 games, tops in the nation, and has won 49 consecutive regular-season nonconference games. Long Beach State (3-5) had a two-game winning streak snapped. It was the third double-double of the season for Carter-Williams, the Orange's 6-6 point guard, who boosted his assist total for the season to 67. Dan Jennings had a career-high 20 points for the 49ers.
January 24, 2012 |
CORNELIA DODWELL was always looking for a place where she could show off her formal clothing, her furs, her fashionable dresses. And she found them. "She always had someplace to go," said her granddaughter, Maxine Williams. "She always got to some formal affair. " When Cornelia hosted Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners, she always put on her classiest outfits. She didn't need much incentive to display her fashion sense. Cornelia Dodwell, known as "Neal" to family and friends, a longtime janitorial employee of the Philadelphia School District and a loving family matriarch, died Jan. 16. She was 93 and had lived for many years in South Philadelphia.
January 8, 2012
Shaun Russell knows Westampton Tech is a basketball team without a lot of tradition or reputation. "We like flying under the radar," Russell said. "Some teams might not know about us, but we show them we can play ball. " The 6-foot-1 Russell, a junior who lives in Willingboro, has led Westampton Tech to a 7-0 start and the No. 8 spot in The Inquirer Top 10. He is averaging 16.1 points and also is the team's top ball handler and free-throw shooter. "He's a leader for us on and off the court," Westampton Tech coach Mike Williams said.