March 5, 2015 |
Pennsbury's ice hockey team lacked the luxury of waiting to kill a penalty before beginning its comeback on Tuesday night. The sixth-seeded Falcons were shorthanded and staring at a three-goal deficit with 13 minutes left in the second period. Less than 15 minutes of game time later, Pennsbury had the lead for good en route to a 5-3 win over No. 11 Parkland in the first round of the Flyers' Cup AA tournament at Grundy Ice Arena in Bristol. Jack Kelly started the rally with a shorthanded goal that put Pennsbury within 3-1 with 11:14 left in the second.
January 31, 2015 |
Fulfilling a campaign promise, Gov. Wolf on Thursday reinstated a moratorium on natural gas drilling on state parklands. It came less than a year after his predecessor lifted the ban. The executive order protects about a million acres - or 60 percent - of Pennsylvania state parks and forests that sit atop the natural gas-rich Marcellus Shale formation. Fracking companies that already have leases on public lands can continue to operate. And new leases may be signed to drill under land for which the state lacks "subsurface" rights.
January 17, 2015 |
A clash over development at Downingtown's Kardon Park was set to continue Friday morning at a permit hearing for a 70-townhouse project adjacent to the park in East Caln. The project is one of two that developers have planned for the area. The other, proposed to be built on parkland, sparked a long-running battle over Downingtown's attempt to sell the land to the developers. The conditional-use hearing, which is typically routine, is keeping alive the general tension surrounding the park as the parties await a decision from Commonwealth Court on an appeal in the Downingtown project.
December 1, 2014 |
BETHLEHEM, Pa. - D'Andre Swift plowed for a fourth-down conversion, and the Parkland coaches spilled onto the field. They pleaded for a false-start penalty, claiming there was movement by a St. Joseph's Prep offensive lineman before Swift gained his first down in the fourth quarter. Perhaps blinded by the coaches' pleas, Parkland was unguarded for the gut-punching play Prep was set to deliver. Jack Clements hurried the next play and aired a pass to a wide-open Swift. The sophomore hauled it in for a 50-yard touchdown, giving Prep a 34-30 win Saturday in a PIAA Class AAAA quarterfinal at Banko Field.
June 10, 2014 |
La Salle, the District 12 champion, will play Spring-Ford Monday at 4 p.m. at Neumann University in Class AAAA baseball to highlight state semifinal action. The winner of that contest will play the winner of Conestoga and Seneca Valley, who play at Greene Township Park in Scotland at 4. A pair of local schools reached the Class AAA baseball semifinals. Pope John Paul II will face Tamaqua at Parkland at 6:30 and Harriton will square off with Cathedral Prep at 4 at Governor's Park in Bellefonte.
March 20, 2014 |
Two Public League boys' basketball teams continued to impress at the state level on Tuesday night. Math, Civics & Sciences defeated St. John Neumann, 76-53, at East Pennsboro in a PIAA Class A semifinal, and Constitution topped Elmer L. Meyers, 55-44, at Parkland to move into the Class AA final. Sophomore Nazeer Bostick and teammate Samir Doughy paced the Mighty Elephants with 17 points each. Bostwick added eight rebounds, and Mike Watkins finished with 15 points and 15 rebounds.
March 13, 2014 |
Adashia Franklyn and most of her teammates on the West Chester Rustin girls' basketball team took short naps on the hour-plus bus ride to Souderton Area High School. The nap was to help settle down, and not let the second-round game in the PIAA Class AAAA state tournament get to the Golden Knights. Usually, Rustin is silent for the last 15 minutes of the bus ride, mentally preparing for and thinking about the game. But on Tuesday, after Franklyn listened to "Worst Behavior" by Drake - just one of many songs on her pregame playlist to motivate her - the Knights had a little more time to relax and settle down once they got to the gym. The extra relaxation must have done Rustin good, as the Knights rolled against Parkland, 56-36, and earned a berth in the state quarterfinals.
March 10, 2014 |
Gemil Holbrook led Roman Catholic with 13 points in a 48-38 win over Oxford at Archbishop Carroll in a first-round game Saturday in the PIAA Class AAAA boys' basketball tournament. Manny Taylor added eight points and seven rebounds. Rashann London had four assists and eight points, and Shep Garner had four steals and nine points. Jordan Logan had 11 points and seven rebounds for Oxford. Abington 65, Emmaus 52: Amir Hinton made 7 of 9 shots from the field and finished with 21 points for the Ghosts, who triumphed at Parkland.
January 7, 2014 |
A PROPOSAL BY City Council President Darrell Clarke for LOVE Park has some folks in city government scratching their heads. Some experts say the idea to erect seven restaurants in JFK Plaza - a/k/a LOVE Park - would likely trigger ordinances at the local, state and federal levels designed to protect city-owned parkland. In November, Clarke commissioned the Philadelphia-based Daroff Design Inc. to draw up sketches of what LOVE Park might look like with eateries, kiosks and a bandstand along the perimeter.
November 4, 2013 |
Methacton's Mihaela Codreanu rallied in Saturday's semifinals to earn a spot in the PIAA Class AAA girls' tennis singles championship before finishing in second place. The sophomore defeated Callie Frey of Mount Lebanon, 0-6, 6-3, 7-6 (6), in a semifinal and was the only area player to reach the state finals this season. Codreanu then dropped a 6-1, 6-4 match to Pine Richland's Marlys Bridgham. Wissahickon's Maureen Devlin finished fourth. In Class AAA doubles, Devlin's younger sister, Katherine, teamed with Christie Cesarini to beat Parkland's Jenna Peng and TuQuyen Pham, 6-3, 6-4, for third place after losing in the semifinals.