December 5, 1988 |
The Glen Mills basketball team held its destiny in its own hands. But in 2 fleeting seconds, it was snatched away. Grabbed and throttled by Chester's Larry Yarbray with a game-winning jump shot as the clock expired. It was that single play that prevented Glen Mills from claiming a tie for the last season's Del-Val League title and forcing a one-game playoff with Chester for the championship. "We never were able to recover from that loss," said coach Tom Mann. That became apparent when the Bulls, a heavy favorite to advance far into the District 1 playoff tournament, couldn't get past their second-round game with Norristown.
September 23, 1987 |
Good morning, class. Now that all of you eager students are firmly back in the swing of scholastic life, you're probably ready for some serious bookwork. So, in the spirit of enhancing your classroom preparation, here is a series of questions and answers on South Jersey football, both past and present, that you'll definitely want to read up on sometime this fall. We call this The Inquirer Roundtable, where semi-serious questions are posed, and semi-serious answers are given. But take notes.
March 7, 1991 |
It wasn't exactly the kind of weather golfers enjoy. The thermometer held firmly at 38 degrees and the players were bundled in winter jackets, sweaters and hooded sweatshirts. Despite the morning cold, golfers turned out by the dozen for opening day Friday at the county-owned Oxford Valley Park course in Levittown. In the first hour, 27 golfers signed up to play, and the first 18 were already gathered at the clubhouse by the 8 a.m. starting time. Most were senior citizens, and most knew one other from playing together in past seasons.
October 1, 1988 |
The Philadelphia Singers opened their new season with a bang yesterday evening at the Church of the Holy Trinity. Director Michael Korn led his forces, accompanied by the Concerto Soloists Chamber Orchestra, through a broad cross-section of the choral literature, capped by a marvelously taut, vibrant rendition of Mozart's Solemn Vespers of the Confessor, K. 339. Of four vocal soloists for this work, soprano Doralene Davis was the standout, especially...
April 11, 2000 |
Haverford High's baseball team has nine seniors back from a club that went 3-17 last year. Again, that's last year, a season the Fords would just as soon forget. The reason for the optimism in the new season is because Haverford High is playing like a brand-new team this spring, streaking to a 3-0 start in the Central League while playing the kind of down-but-not-out baseball that would warm the heart of any coach. "These guys are not losers," Haverford coach Paul Bogosian said.
December 4, 2002 |
Last year, Cardinal O'Hara dominated the Catholic League, Cheltenham controlled the PIAA, and Central swept the Public League. Now that a new season is starting, everyone wants to know: Can they do it again, or will somebody replace the champions? New players, new contenders, new rivalries will make this an exciting season in Southeastern Pennsylvania. Here are 15 burning questions to ponder at the start of the girls' basketball season: Q: After the graduation of five starters, can Cardinal O'Hara rebuild?
December 7, 1986 |
The 1986-87 wrestling season is here, but many who made the '85-86 campaign something special are not. Graduated are Ridley's Rob Harmon, Sun Valley's Bob Mariotti and Steve Lloyd, Springfield's Ken Hoeffert, Upper Darby's Matt Ianetta and K. C. Barr and St. James' Mark Walsh. All distinguished themselves not only during the regular season but throughout the postseason. However, several area grapplers appear capable of duplicating or possibly improving on the best performances offered by the class of '86. Names to be filed away for future reference include Greg Alfonsi, Dave Hoefner, Dave Holdsworth and Dave Romesburg of Springfield; Len Savioz of Strath Haven; Chris Carr of Upper Darby; Joe Yanulevich of Interboro; Matt Andrews of Glen Mills, and Neil Madison of Sun Valley.
June 1, 2016
The long: Same half-water-park, half-amusement-park model. One new show, a few new weekends, summer-evening S'mores (Fridays in July and August) and ice cream sundaes (Sundays in July and August). The short: Go briefly. Go often. Get a membership. The demo: Families with little kids. Duh. New show: In The Magic of Art, Abby Cadabby can't decide what to make, consults buds Elmo, Cookie Monster, Grover, and Telly, and learns creating is about love, not the end product. (Tell that to your boss.)
April 12, 1992 |
On opening day, everyone's an optimist. At Veterans Stadium on Tuesday, fans' hopes were dented when Lenny Dykstra broke his wrist and the Phils lost their opener. But the season is young, and the new uniforms are a hit. On the field are (from left) Dykstra, Mariano Duncan, Dave Hollins, John Kruk, Dale Murphy, Darren Daulton and Wes Chamberlain.
December 7, 1990 |
The Network for New Music opens its season Sunday with four new works. Not having heard any of them, one can only conjecture, but they presuppose an emotional and intellectual range typical of the network's previous five fine seasons. They include Snow Night, a timbral exploration of the marimba and piano by Jan Krzywicki, which suggests a certain delicacy; the prolific Meyer Kupferman's Saturnalis, for amplified cello and tuba, which brings to mind a blustering patriarchy, and Paul Lansky's Stroll.