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July 22, 2013 | By Susan FitzGerald, For The Inquirer
Jaimee Drakewood hurried in from the rain, eager to get to her final appointment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Ever since her birth 23 years ago, a team of researchers has been tracking every aspect of her development - gauging her progress as an infant, measuring her IQ as a preschooler, even peering into her adolescent brain using an MRI machine. Now, after nearly a quarter century, the federally funded study was ending, and the question the researchers had been asking was answered.
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October 22, 1989 | By Mayer Brandschain, Special to The Inquirer
The Overbrook Golf Club team of brothers Andy and Ray Thompson won the Bud Lewis Invitational Golf tournament yesterday at the Manufacturers Golf and Country Club by defeating two other pairs on the first playoff hole. Andy Thompson, a former Philadelphia amateur champion, decided the playoff by scoring a birdie on the first extra hole. The Thompsons defeated Jim Frazer and Spike Smith of Atlantic City Country Club and Jim Kania of Overbrook and Blaise Giroso of Brandywine, all of whom had finished with 67s.
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October 16, 1988 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
On the seventh play of yesterday's first offensive series, Camden High quarterback Kyle Clark dropped back and lofted a perfect fourth-down pass to wide-open Ryan Renolds in the Overbrook end zone. One problem. Renolds dropped the ball. "When I saw that," Camden coach Bill Simpson said after the game was history, I thought it was going to be one of those days where nothing goes right. " But Simpson's fears weren't realized. Camden, taking advantage of its superior size, remained unbeaten as it ground out a 12-6 Olympic Conference American Division victory at Overbrook, which suffered its first on-the-field loss of the season.
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September 30, 1990 | By Don McKee, Inquirer Staff Writer
Camden High has been something of a mystery football team in the season's first month. The Panthers have a new coach in Nelson Hayspell, who never before has worked in this area. They had lost most of last year's team to graduation. They opened their season in Bayonne, 100 miles from home. And last week's home opener, a 7-0 loss to Washington Township, was played after a drenching rain that made it difficult to judge any team's quality. But there's no mystery anymore. Camden emerged as a strong Olympic Conference, American Division contender yesterday morning, shutting out host Overbrook, 20-0, in Pine Hill.
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September 19, 2010 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
Ameer Richardson saw it this summer. "The guys on the offensive line were working so hard in the weight room," Richardson said. "I knew they would be ready. " The Collingswood offensive line cleared the way for Richardson to start his senior season with a bang. Richardson, a 5-foot-11, 175-pound running back, gained 241 yards and scored all four touchdowns as Collingswood defeated Overbrook, 28-0, in a Colonial Conference Liberty Division game. "He's grown up," Collingswood coach Bob Barikian said of Richardson, a three-year starter at running back.
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March 30, 2008 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writer
A team from Overbrook High School won the Pennsylvania Bar Association's Mock Trial Competition yesterday. Overbrook, which also captured the championship in 1997 and 2004, acted as the defense in the final round in Harrisburg, with runner-up Greensburg Salem High School of Westmoreland County as the prosecution. Overbrook teacher Philip Beauchemin coaches the team of seniors Sarah Brown, Kiersten Harris-Andrews, Jamal Hill, Cedric Ingram Jr., Jennifer Josiaste, Lakyra Stokes, Tamika Webb and Ian Wiley.
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July 25, 1991 | By Mayer Brandschain, Special to The Inquirer
Ann Laughlin of Riverton Country Club scored a 4-over-par 38-39-77 yesterday to win the Overbrook Golf Club's Invitational Tournament for the fourth straight year and the sixth time since 1980. Laughlin, winner of the Philadelphia Championship last week, prevailed in this 72d annual tournament by 3 strokes over two players from the Green Valley Country Club, Jan Albert and Bonnie Kay, each of whom scored a 42-38-80. STATE JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP Erin White of Florence Park Country Club near Pittsburgh won the Pennsylvania State Junior Girls' Golf Championship with a 54-hole score of 78-76-77-231 at the Outdoor Country Club in York.
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January 29, 1988 | By TED SILARY, Daily News Sports Writer
The on-court proceedings? Did you have to ask? Yesterday, as West Philadelphia all-timers Gene Banks and Clarence Tillman had their numbers retired, the Speedboys squashed visiting Overbrook, 57-32, in a Public League game that never really became one. "Brook committed 10 more turnovers (23-13) and allowed West to score eight rebound baskets, while getting none of its own. "It was exciting playing today," said 6-7 West center Mik Kilgore, who collected 14 points, 12 rebounds, 4 assists, 6 steals and 3 blocked shots.
NEWS
December 6, 1988 | By Frank Lawlor, Special to The Inquirer
Cardinal O'Hara coach Buddy Gardler is not one to get carried away about nonleague victories, particularly in light of last season. That's when the Lions streaked to an 8-1 nonleague start, but got squeezed out of the playoffs when push came to shove in the Catholic League's Southern Division. Starting off this season with two wins, Friday against Overbrook at home and yesterday at Archbishop Wood, won't change Gardler's approach. "The emphasis in these early games has to be defense and rebounding," Gardler said.
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July 22, 2016 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Staff Writer
An Overbrook woman who police say admitted punching her 3-year-old son in the stomach in anger after he messed up the bathroom has been ordered to stand trial on murder charges. "I didn't think I hit him hard enough to do that," said Isabeth Cruz, according to Homicide Detective Joseph Bamberski, who testified Wednesday at her preliminary hearing. Bamberski said that during her May 5 questioning, Cruz said her son, Christian Torruellas, had defecated in his pants and then went into the bathroom, where he made a mess trying to clean himself.
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July 14, 2016
A 15-year-old boy and a 22-year-old woman were injured in a double shooting Tuesday night in Overbrook section of West Philadelphia, police said. The gunfire erupted about 9:20 p.m. in a stairwell at an apartment complex in the 900 block of North 63rd Street, said Lt. John Walker of Southwest Detectives. A male in his 20s got into a confrontation and fistfight with the woman when he started shooting, hitting the woman in the left leg and the teen in the right leg, Walker said.
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June 11, 2016 | By Janaki Chadha and Stephanie Farr, STAFF WRITERS
A boy who was 15 when he killed a father walking a dog in Overbrook last year sat with his head buried in his arms as his victim's widow testified during an emotional hearing Thursday in Common Pleas Court. Tyfine Hamilton, now 17, was sentenced at the hearing to 25 to 80 years in state prison. He pleaded guilty last week to third-degree murder, robbery, and related offenses in the death of James Stuhlman, 51, co-owner of a Media landscape-supply firm. "There's not much to say - I took a special man from you and I'm sorry," Hamilton told Stuhlman's widow, Theresa.
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May 29, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, STAFF WRITER
A 61-year-old man walking his dog in the Overbrook section of the city last week was repeatedly punched and robbed by a young man, who appeared to be in his teens, police said Friday. It was about 1:15 a.m. last Saturday when the victim was out walking his small dog on the 1100 block of North 66th Street, near the Lotus Village Apartments. As the man was standing on the sidewalk with his dog, a youth walked over from the other side of the street, asked the older man for the time, then just punched the victim.
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May 20, 2016 | By Emily Babay, STAFF WRITER
Police are investigating a shooting early Wednesday at an Overbrook home that left a 19-year-old man critically wounded. Authorities responded to the victim's home on the 5600 block of Lebanon Avenue about 12:15 a.m., where they found him shot in his chest and abdomen. Police said the alleged gunman and victim were arguing when the assailant pulled out his gun, firing three times at the victim, who tried to run back into his house. The victim was taken to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center in critical condition.
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May 5, 2016
Baseball BCSL TOURNAMENT QUARTERFINALS Northern Burlington 4, Rancocas Valley 3 BURLINGTON COUNTY LEAGUE Cinnaminson 9, Burlington Township 1 COLONIAL CONFERENCE West Deptford 2, Audubon 1 Haddonfield 4, Gateway 2 OLYMPIC CONFERENCE Timber Creek 7, Winslow Township 0 Eastern 2, Cherry Hill West 0 TRI-COUNTY CONFERENCE Clearview 6, Kingsway 4 Pennsville 4, Deptford 1 Highland 7, GCIT 2 ...
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April 23, 2016 | By Connor Northrup, Staff Writer
Overbrook's Alyssa Briggs pitched a no-hitter with six strikeouts in five innings to shut out visiting Collingswood, 14-0, in a Colonial Conference softball game Thursday night. At the plate, Briggs went 2 for 2 and drove in two runs. In other Colonial Conference play: After being tied with Haddon Township in the sixth inning, Gateway scored the game-winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning, lifting the hosts to a 4-3 win. Kennedy Whalen was the winning pitcher while also totaling one run and one RBI at the plate.
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April 14, 2016
Police are investigating the shooting death of a man found slumped over the wheel of a still-running car early Tuesday in Overbrook. About 2:10 a.m., officers found the 25-year-old man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to the chest and neck area, in the driver seat of a white Dodge Charger on the 1600 block of North Redfield Street. The victim, whose name was not released, was pronounced dead by medics at the scene. Police said no arrest has been made. Chief Inspector Scott Small told reporters that the victim may have been in the Charger for several hours before someone called 911 to report a man who appeared to be in distress.
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