March 14, 2013
N. Korea makes a sexist insult SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea's first public, senior-level mention of South Korea's first female president ended up being a sexist jab. The body that controls North Korea's military complained Wednesday about the "venomous swish" of her skirt. But despite that swipe, and rhetoric from Pyongyang threatening nuclear war, President Park Geun-hye is sticking by her campaign vow to reach out to North Korea's young leader. On Wednesday, an unidentified spokesman for the North Korean National Defense Commission's armed forces ministry repeated earlier threats while decrying South Korea's own recent rhetoric, including a warning from Seoul that North Korea's government will "evaporate from the face of the Earth" if it ever uses a nuclear weapon.
February 23, 2013 |
Top-seeded Villa Maria took advantage of a strong second quarter at home on Friday night in the District 1 Class AAA girls' basketball quarterfinals to put away Gwynedd-Mercy, 45-35. With the score 10-10 after one period, the Hurricanes outscored the ninth-seeded Monarchs, 10-3, in the second to get ahead for good. With just five players scoring for the Hurricanes, Molly Namiotka and Lisa Mirarchi carried the load. Namiotka and Mirarchi scored 17 and 16 points, respectively, and combined for all but 12 of Villa Maria's points.
November 3, 2012 |
Senior captain Taylor Caparo hasn't been the biggest scoring threat or even played on the offensive end consistently this season. But Friday, she scored four goals to help second-seeded Gwynedd-Mercy shut out No. 3 Marple Newtown, 4-0, at Gwynedd-Mercy College in the District 1 Class AA girls' soccer semifinals. A possible rematch from last season's AA district final looms Monday if top-seeded Villa Joseph Marie can get by Phoenixville in Saturday's semifinal. The Monarchs lost a heartbreaker to the Jems last season, falling by 2-1 in overtime.
October 14, 2012 |
NORFOLK, Va. - Trailing 14-0 barely five minutes into the game against an unbeaten and explosive Old Dominion passing attack, Villanova blanked the Monarchs from then on while scoring five touchdowns to rout Old Dominion, 38-14, Saturday in a Colonial Athletic Association game. The Wildcats (5-2, 3-1) surrendered two early touchdowns to Old Dominion (5-1, 2-1). It took the Monarchs four plays and 67 seconds to score on Taylor Heinicke's 17-yard pass to Nick Mayers. It was 14-0 after he hit Kirk Spellman for a 47-yard touchdown.
September 29, 2012 |
Gwynedd-Mercy's 3-1 victory Friday over Mount St. Joseph in field hockey was somewhat bittersweet for Gwynedd coach Sue Persichetti. The first-year head coach has run summer field hockey camps for middle schoolers the past several years and has been influential in the development of both Mount and Gwynedd players. "When I play against this team, it's a weird feeling," Persichetti said, "because half of them I begged to come here [instead of Mount]. " But it didn't matter Friday on Persichetti's new home turf, as the Monarchs (3-3-2 overall, 1-1-2 Catholic Academies)
September 29, 2012 |
Gwynedd-Mercy's 3-1 victory over Mount St. Joseph in field hockey Friday was bittersweet for Gwynedd coach Sue Persichetti. The first-year head coach has run summer field hockey camps for middle schoolers the last several years and has been influential in the development of both Mount and Gwynedd players. "When I play against this team, it's a weird feeling," Persichetti said, "because half of them I begged to come here [instead of Mount]. " But it didn't matter Friday on Persichetti's new home turf as the Monarchs (3-3-2 overall, 1-1-2 Catholic Academies)
September 22, 2012 |
Investigations into the cause of bacterial infections that killed one woman and hospitalized two others after liposuction procedures in Maryland have spilled into Pennsylvania and Delaware, with authorities Friday advising customers of Monarch Med Spas that they might have been exposed. Maryland health officials shut down the cosmetic-surgery center in Timonium, north of Baltimore, on Wednesday after an inspection raised concerns about infection-control procedures. Monarch's other four centers are in Philadelphia, King of Prussia, Harrisburg, and Greenville, Del. The Pennsylvania and Delaware health departments urged people who underwent procedures and have fever, infection, or prolonged redness of the wound site to contact their health providers.
July 22, 2012 |
So late Wednesday night, the trip ended. The Monarchs came home to Philadelphia. What a trip it was. Forget all the cultural experiences and think about just the baseball for a moment. The Anderson Monarchs baseball team, 15 10- and 11-year-olds from South Philadelphia, saw eight Major League Baseball games on their 4,000-mile barnstorming trip around the country. And in the eight pro games the Monarchs watched, the home team went undefeated. More teams are going to want the Monarchs to visit.
July 19, 2012
The Anderson Monarchs ended their 19-day baseball barnstorming tour late Wednesday night when they finally returned to Philadelphia. On Tuesday night, however, the party was still in full swing as the 16 10- and 11-year-old ballplayers from South Philadelphia took in the Washington Nationals-New York Mets game at Nationals Park. The kids got to see a pinch-hit home run by the Mets' Jordany Valdespin and the Nationals win the game in the bottom of the 10th on a wild pitch with the bases loaded.
July 2, 2012 |
First stop Saturday was Yankee Stadium. They stood right on the field behind home plate and watched the White Sox taking batting practice. But when you grow up in a world of SportsCenter , being there isn't what it used to be. "I thought it was bigger," said Tamir Brooks, 11. These 15 boys and one girl - the Anderson Monarchs, an almost entirely African American baseball team of 10- and 11-year-olds - were on Day 2 of their 22-day, 4,000-mile...