July 2, 2015 |
ROBBY BRUNS, in his second summer working as a seasonal assistant at Merion, barely survived the 36-hole cut in the PGA Professional National Championship at Philadelphia Cricket Club. That's what happens when you close out the second round with bogeys on five of the final seven holes, which he did Monday at Militia Hill, the other course used the first two days. But yesterday on the Wissahickon layout, the 25-year-old Iowa native shot a 2-under-par 68, despite dropping a stroke on the 18th.
May 16, 2015 |
There is a Wawa on the Coastal Highway in Ocean City, Md., one of a few things visitors from our region would find familiar about this beach town roughly a 150-mile ride southeast of Philadelphia. Another is the geography of the resort, which offers a nice, reasonably nearby change of pace from the Jersey Shore. Ocean City sits on a skinny barrier island, much like Jersey spots such as Long Beach Island, Wildwood, and Atlantic City. The other Ocean City is reached after traversing miles of flat land and crossing a bay on a causeway.
May 14, 2015 |
IT'S ALWAYS NICE when somebody does your work for you, so a big shout-out to Travis Sawchik. At varying points over the last year, we've used a Phillies opponent as a prism through which to view their ongoing efforts to return the organization to a state of perennial competitiveness. Today, we turn our attention to the Pirates, for a variety of reasons. First, they are in town, which automatically makes them the most interesting baseball team in the city. Second, they are one of the ascendant franchises that has stepped up to fill the void left by the Phillies' self-implosion.
April 12, 2015 |
A.J. Wright wasn't looking for his 100th hit. He was looking for his first hit. The Cherry Hill West senior was 0-for-the-season after the Lions' first four games, thanks to some hard luck. "I couldn't buy a hit," Wright said. "I was hitting the ball right at people. I couldn't catch a break. " Wright broke out in a big way in Cherry Hill West's final game at the Mingo Bay Classic in Myrtle Beach, S.C. on Friday. Wright not only collected three hits with six RBIs as the Lions won the title game of their bracket of the tournament with a 12-4 victory over Kenmore (N.Y.)
April 10, 2015 |
Kieran Burns proved he belonged on the mound Wednesday afternoon. The sophomore pitcher threw a complete game with five strikeouts and went 2 for 5 with an RBI in his first career win for Haddon Township in a 13-2 victory over LEAP Academy in nonleague play. Burns only let up three hits. Troy Kondrla added a double. Burlington County. Ben Youngberg and Brendan Pell each had a double in Delran's 10-0 defeat of visiting Willingboro. ESPN Wide World of Sports. Michael Walsh hit a triple to lift Shawnee past Kenosha Bradford (Wisc.)
February 19, 2015 |
Spirit Airlines will begin flying from Atlanta to Philadelphia International Airport on June 18. Spirit announced flights from Atlanta to nine cities Tuesday. The airline boasts "ultra low" fares, but does not publicize introductory fares, said airline spokesman Paul Berry. Based in Miramar, Fla., Spirit currently flies from Philadelphia to Dallas-Fort Worth and Las Vegas year- around, and to Chicago and Myrtle Beach, S.C. between April and November. Spirit flies from Atlantic City International Airport to 10 cities, including year-around to Ft. Lauderdale, Orlando, Ft. Myers, Tampa, Fla., and Myrtle Beach.
October 16, 2014 |
PAUL DiMAIO screamed and screamed into his phone. Maybe it was for a few minutes, maybe more. Time had lost all meaning. His panicked cries came out small and tinny on his wife's cellphone, lost among the unnerving sounds of a highway on Monday afternoon - the whooshing of passing motorists, and the wail of an approaching ambulance. Moments earlier, Lisa Taylor DiMaio had been chatting with her husband about their family. The conversation came to a sudden halt just before 4 p.m. when a black sedan cut in front of her Jeep Liberty on a southbound lane of I-95, not far from State Road.
August 20, 2014 |
A LEX HOLLEY knows that she has big shoes to fill when she replaces the beloved Sheinelle Jones on Fox 29's "Good Day Philadelphia" (her first day on air is Sept. 1). How will she differ from her predecessor? Holley offered up some thoughts from her new co-anchor, Mike Jerrick . "He says I have a little sass to me," Holley said. And she's ready to use it. Holley previously worked as a morning anchor in Myrtle Beach, S.C., but has only reported straight news. On "Good Day," she's allowed to let loose in a place where opinions are welcome.
August 3, 2014 |
DAVE McNABB went to Myrtle Beach, S.C., for the PGA Professional National Championship in June with a bit of confidence. After all, he had been among the 20 qualifiers from last year's field to be invited to the 2013 PGA Championship at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, N.Y. McNabb, the head professional at Malvern's Applebrook Country Club, got through the ups and downs of the first three rounds in Myrtle Beach and started the final round...
April 17, 2014 |
Lower Cape May's Josh Pennington, one of the state's top senior pitchers, is out indefinitely with an elbow injury, coach Mike Kuemmerle said Tuesday. Pennington, a St. John's recruit who was projected by some scouts as a possible higher-round pick in the major-league draft in June, injured his right elbow while warming up before a game against Elmira (N.Y.) on Monday in Myrtle Beach, S.C. "It was bizarre," Kuemmerle said. "There were around 12 scouts there, and I'm doing infield-outfield and I go in the dugout and [Pennington]