September 23, 1996 |
Norristown has been on both sides of a rout this season, and there is little doubt that the Eagles preferred Friday's 40-14 crushing of host Bensalem to the drubbing they took the previous week at the hands of Central Bucks West. "Oh, it felt good," Eagles senior Lafton Thompson said. "It felt real good to come back like this. " Thompson led an offense that amassed more than 350 yards by rushing for 162 yards on 19 carries and scoring three touchdowns. Thompson, who had one 100-yard-plus rushing game last season, and Eagles coach Roger Grove credited strong blocking by the offensive line for making the difference against the Owls.
March 5, 1988 |
Coatesville might be ranked fifth in the Daily News Suburban Top 10, but third-year Red Raider coach Gerry Quedenfeld nevertheless feels that in terms of perceptions, his Red Raiders have been left out in the cold this winter. That did not come about, however, without ample reason. First there was the 15-point road loss to No. 1 Chester, then another double-digit defeat at nationally ranked, three-time defending state PIAA Class AAAA champion Carlisle, plus a couple of rare setbacks in the Ches-Mont.
February 22, 1986 |
Norristown basketball coach John Cresswell seriously considered keeping Kenny Coull under wraps this winter. It was an idea conceived with the freshman guard's best interests in mind, not necessarily those of the team. But it did not take long for Cresswell to realize that a few bruised egos were well worth sacrificing - if Coull's presence could mean an extra win or two along the way. Last night, Coull's 20-foot jump shot from the right corner with eight seconds remaining lifted the visiting Eagles to a 47-46 first-round win over Academy Park in the PIAA District 1 Class AAAA playoffs.
December 17, 1990 |
What a difference 48 hours makes. Central Bucks West held Wissahickon to 39 points in a 60-39 victory Wednesday night. Friday night, however, Norristown scored more than twice that amount as the Eagles trampled the host Bucks in the Suburban One league opener, 85-69. "I thought Wednesday night we played very good defense," said Bucks coach Wayne Finkbeiner. "Friday, we stood around. We were hesitant. We just have to be more consistent on defense. We've got to play a team-oriented defense and look to help one another out. We don't have size or great speed.
May 21, 1992 |
Interboro senior first baseman Amy Kaut has been part of Bucs teams that have won or shared four Del-Val League titles. But she had never been a member of a team that won a PIAA District 1 class AAA playoff game. The Bucs (13-2, 11-1 Del-Val) earned a 2-1 victory over visiting Norristown (7-8) Tuesday to change that. And Kaut had something to do with it, knocking in the tying run with a fourth-inning single. Teammate Dottie Rodarmel knocked in the winner with a single in the sixth inning.
May 15, 1996 |
Councilman Joseph DeDominic said he believed the Borough Council had a surefire way to push the remaining life out of Norristown's downtown shopping district: parking meters. "Let's drive everybody out of town," DeDominic said. "Then we'll have all the parking spaces we want. " At its June 4 meeting, the council is expected to consider reinstalling meters on Main and West Marshall Streets and around Montgomery Hospital to raise much needed money and open up spaces in front of the borough's struggling stores.
November 29, 1991 |
Ruth Woodbury scrunched up her nose at the thought of buying undies from someplace other than Friedman's New York Store in Norristown. "I'm not at all looking forward to going to a mall," Woodbury, 59, said Wednesday morning as she left the store with a bagful of going-out-of-business sale merchandise. "I won't be as comfortable. You have to scramble for yourself there. Here, the ladies are so helpful. It's like a family atmosphere. " When the shelves are bare, Woodbury and hundreds of other longtime New York Store customers will have to find a new place to shop for linens and women's and children's clothing.
July 27, 2004 |
The ongoing municipal corruption probe in Norristown took another twist yesterday as Joseph and Julie Picard, who retired last year from their respective jobs as Norristown's public works director and secretary to the borough manager, were subpoenaed to testify before a federal grand jury. Joseph Picard, public works director from 1993 to 2003, said he and his wife met for an hour yesterday in King of Prussia with agents from the FBI and IRS. The agents then handed them subpoenas but indicated they were not certain whether their testimony would be required.
February 7, 1994 |
Pennsbury coach Mary Ellen Smith knew before the season that the day would come when she would win her 300th game. However, she probably didn't expect it to come so soon. Smith, a 24-year coach, has never been big on individual accomplishments, as the real goal is to win a championship. But after last week, when her Falcons notched her 300th win and continued to show championship form, she said she's hoping for both honors in the same season. As for the personal honor, Smith won the big game when the Falcons (16-3, 10-1)
April 30, 1998 |
The musical Barnum, about the life and times of the illustrious showman, will open this evening at the Montgomery County Cultural Center in Norristown. "The hook is Barnum's acts actually performed in this building; the most famous act being Tom Thumb," said director Fran Doyle of Norristown. P.T. Barnum brought his sideshows to Norristown in 1858, where they appeared on the Music Hall Stage in what is now the Montgomery County Cultural Center. Performances of Barnum are scheduled for 8 p.m. today through Saturday, May 7 to 10 and May 14 to 16. Matinee shows will be presented at 2:30 p.m. this Sunday and May 17. Tickets for opening night are $12 for adults and $7 for children 12 and younger.