July 22, 2013 |
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.
October 22, 1989 |
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.
October 16, 1988 |
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.
September 30, 1990 |
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.
September 19, 2010 |
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.
March 30, 2008 |
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.
July 25, 1991 |
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.
January 29, 1988 |
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.
December 6, 1988 |
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.