June 20, 2000 |
Nazareth coach Bob Keating asked for big things from softball pitcher Kelli Haskins this season. Haskins, a hard-throwing junior righthander, responded in a big way. She finished the year 16-3 with an 0.49 earned-run average as Nazareth captured the Athletic Association of Catholic Academies championship, then made a strong run in the PIAA playoffs. For her role in the Pandas' success, Haskins is The Inquirer's city player of the year. Only players whose schools are within the city limits were eligible for consideration.
March 3, 1988 |
Both Nazareth Academy and St. Basil's Academy had their hopes of advancing to the Catholic Academies League finals dashed early this week. Nazareth (9-10 overall) went down in defeat Monday in a one-game playoff for fourth place against Merion Mercy. The winner qualified for the league playoffs but had the unenviable task of facing Villa Maria, the undefeated regular-season champions, in a game Tuesday. Nazareth played its game Monday on a neutral court, at St. Basil's, but Merion Mercy appeared right at home in dumping the Pandas, 58-52.
March 17, 1996 |
The Nazareth girls' basketball team had unbeaten North Schuylkill on the ropes yesterday. The Pandas seemed a knockout blow away from making the PIAA Class AAA Eastern final. But even without one of their star players, the Spartans (31-0) regained their feet, showed the heart of an undefeated team, and rallied from a 12-point first-half deficit for a 62-51 victory. "That lead just gave us a false sense of security," said Nazareth coach Mary Jo Kelly. "And what I've learned is that against a good team, if you don't put them away, they're going to come back and bite you. " District 1 champion Nazareth had lost to North Schuylkill, 59-51, this season in the West Chester Christmas Tournament.
May 19, 2003 |
Ron Hornaday beat Brian Vickers by less than half a second yesterday in the Busch Series race at Nazareth (Pa.) Speedway, ending a 63-event winless drought. Hornaday led 148 of the 200 laps in the Goulds Pumps ITT Industries 200, taking the lead for good by passing rookie David Stremme on No. 146. He finished the 200 miles in 1 hour, 57 minutes, 7 seconds. Mike Bliss was third, David Green fourth. The track has been significant for Hornaday. It was the scene of his Busch Series debut in May 1998, and his first series victory in July 2000.
January 14, 1991 |
It has become almost a daily routine for Maryjo Kelly. The Nazareth Academy girls' basketball coach checks her morning newspaper for scores from around the Catholic Academies League - and smiles. Kelly's squad is not unbeaten. The Pandas don't even have a .500 overall record. But the coach can smile because Nazareth has won the two games that count the most so far and because her team sits alone atop the league standings. Kelly won't admit it publicly, but a tough nonleague schedule coupled with an abundance of height and experience has prepared the Pandas for perhaps their best shot ever at a league title.
December 21, 2015
Robert J. Hutchinson is the author of "Searching for Jesus: New Discoveries in the Quest for Jesus of Nazareth - And How They Confirm the Gospel Accounts" (Thomas Nelson) In the midst of the annual battles over how a pluralistic society should properly recognize an important Christian holiday celebrated by 70 percent of the population, there is one question rarely asked at this time of year: Just who was Jesus of Nazareth, anyway? Some claim that Jesus didn't exist at all, and that Christianity evolved out of pagan Gnostic redeemer myths or Greek stories about "dying and rising gods.
December 2, 1999 |
A cornerstone has been laid in Nazareth to build a mosque in the front yard of the Basilica of the Annunciation, a famous Christian church. For two days, many of the most famous churches in the Holy Land closed their doors in protest, disrupting the plans of thousands of tourists. The proposed structure will feature a 300-foot minaret with a laser on top. The Israeli government gave the go-ahead for the mosque, possibly with the best of intentions, but now the Vatican has protested - the mosque is yards away from the Basilica, traditionally the site at which the angel Gabriel appeared to Mary - and everybody's mad. When we add ancient religious animosities to contemporary triangulation, throw in a pinch of architectural concerns, stir in a holiday and tourist season, we have plenty of reasons for Christians in Nazareth to close their doors to the public in agonized protest.
November 4, 1991 |
Playing in its first Catholic Academies League championship game, Mount St. Joseph's Academy defeated Nazareth, 2-0, to win the title Thursday at La Salle University. "We played the best soccer I've ever seen from us in three years of coaching," Mounties coach Rich Klump said. "Last year's team was probably more talented. This team has a lot more heart. " The Mounties (8-9-1) scored both their goals in the second half. Sophomore Denise Serafin sent a head ball from midfield to junior Ellen Walton.
May 10, 1988 |
After losing the opening game of the season to Villa Maria, Nazareth has been on a five-game tear, defeating every team in the Catholic Academy softball league by such a large margin that not one game has gone past the fifth inning because of the 10-run rule. Last week Nazareth (5-1) had two more lopsided wins, beating St. Basil's, 19-1, May 2 and Cecelian, 32-4, last Tuesday. "We are just hitting the ball very well right now. Everything is dropping in for a hit," Coach MaryJo Kelly said.
February 17, 1997 |
The championship was always just out of reach of Villa Maria yesterday afternoon at Philadelphia Textile. The Hurricanes would get close, to within five or six points, of Nazareth, but that was all. A missed shot or a turnover would knock them back down again. As a result, Nazareth hung on for a 53-47 victory to claim its second straight Catholic Academies League girls' basketball tournament title. Villa coach Kathy McCartney said she knew how her team would respond after turning the ball over seven times in the second quarter while allowing the Pandas (14-10)