October 28, 2015 |
When the Council Rock South field hockey team faces off against Downingtown East in the second round of the District One Class AAA tournament Wednesday afternoon, the odds will be stacked against the Golden Hawks. Downingtown East, the No. 2 seed in the playoffs, has lost just once in 18 matches this season. But one thing No. 18 Council Rock South will have going in its favor is Caroline McGovern. McGovern, a junior, has scored 33 goals in 19 games, breaking the school record of 26 that she set last season.
August 25, 2015 |
ATLANTIC CITY - For Inlet residents and businesses here, the seven-decade wait is over. Large cranes stationed along the Boardwalk last week began work on a new seawall to reconnect the South Inlet with the North Inlet for the first time since 1944, a visible sign of action on a project that had long been all talk. For bikers and pedestrians, the seawall's completion will mean once again being able to travel the Boardwalk seamlessly to the Inlet from other Shore towns, including Margate and Ventnor.
July 31, 2015 |
IN THE MIDST of a pending trade with the Texas Rangers, which has franchise cornerstone Cole Hamels and lefthanded reliever Jake Diekman being exchanged for five prospects and another player already in the big leages, the Phillies had a date with the Atlanta Braves last night to kick off a four-game homestand. The whereabouts of both Hamels and Diekman was a hot topic in the Phillies clubhouse throughout the day. "I'm excited for him to go somewhere and get a little change of scenery, 'cause I know the kind of pitcher he is and I know what he can do, and who knows, maybe just a different stadium might do him some good," righthanded reliever Justin DeFratus said of Diekman, his bullpen mate, before the game.
April 13, 2015 |
Ray Priore finished his first spring as Penn's head football coach Saturday, but he's still having a little trouble letting go of his old job. "That's why I'm chewing gum," Priore said after Penn's annual Red vs. Blue spring football game at Franklin Field. The Albany alumnus, who replaced longtime coach Al Bagnoli in December, had been Penn's defensive coordinator since 1999. "You can tell he wants to get back out there and start coaching guys up," said quarterback Alek Torgersen.
January 13, 2015
IF THE BCS SYSTEM were still in place, chances are tonight's championship game at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, would match once-beaten Alabama and unbeaten Florida State. But now there's a College Football Playoff, which means the SEC will be sitting this one out for the first time in 9 years. Obviously, so is the defending national champion, after losing for the first time in 26 months. That leaves Oregon, which lost at home to Arizona in early October by a touchdown when much of its offensive line was banged up, and Ohio State, which of course had lost at home to Virginia Tech by two TDs a month before that.
January 9, 2015 |
I CAN'T SAY anyone should be surprised that Philadelphia legend and Naismith Basketball Hall of Famer Dawn Staley has the University of South Carolina ranked No. 1 in the nation in women's basketball. Once she finally decided to transition from player to coach, everyone knew she would have the same level of success. Staley might be the greatest point guard in women's basketball history. A straight-A student of the game, she was perfectly groomed and suited to become a leader and a teacher of it. Tonight, when undefeated South Carolina visits Southeastern Conference rival Alabama, it will mark the fifth consecutive week the Gamecocks (14-0)
October 20, 2014 |
ALLENTOWN - Anyone who has spent any length of time in downtown Allentown in their lifetime probably would not have believed the scene on Hamilton Street last night if not for witnessing it firsthand. As the sun slid past the horizon on an unseasonably warm October night, hundreds of orange-clad fans in Flyers jerseys mingled outside bars on patios, sipping beers. Steps away, the buzz of Opening Night beckoned inside PPL Center - a hockey palace regal enough for the NHL, but small enough to not look out of place in the Lehigh Valley.
September 23, 2014 |
HE CAUGHT a 6-yard pass on the game's second play and was lustily booed. A few plays later, he took exception to a late hit by Malcolm Jenkins, jumped to his feet, pushed, got pushed, drew a penalty and was lustily booed again. The idea that there would be some sort of fan appreciation for DeSean Jackson returning to Lincoln Financial Field dressed in gold and burgundy? Well, I don't get to do this often, but . . . I told you so. As he himself said following the Eagles' 37-34 victory yesterday: "Honestly, it's a new time, a new era. I don't see them worry about me. So I don't worry about them . . . " That, of course, is not true.
August 20, 2014 |
The most accomplished female athlete Philadelphia has ever produced was back in the city this weekend, witnessing Taney Fever firsthand. How could Dawn Staley miss it? "It's amazing," Staley, still in town, said over the phone Monday morning. "I was at Fairmount Park watching my brother play softball yesterday; I sat back and listened to conversations. " She meant the ones about the Taney Dragons Little League team and pitcher Mo'ne Davis. "They were breaking it down," Staley said.
August 13, 2014 |
IN THE HEART of South Philadelphia, winding through the Italian Market and convening at the intersection of 8th and Christian, sat Dewey LaRosa wearing a white-and-blue golf shirt that simply read "Taney. " While Center City's Taney Dragons, the newly crowned Mid-Atlantic Regional Little League champions, were riding from Bristol, Conn., to Williamsport yesterday afternoon, there was still work to be done. LaRosa and a co-worker at Triple-Play Embroidery - which he co-owns with his father - were hanging giant banners for the world to see. They said: "Home of the Taney Dragons," with congratulatory words in between and the names of every player on the ends of the white, red and blue posters.