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October 1, 1992 | By Kathryn Quigley, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Middletown Township has a wealth of parks, but residents still don't have enough places to play organized sports, said Supervisors Chairman Russell Kavana. So the township is buying about 45 acres to devote to active recreation. In addition to the 1,185 acres of Core Creek Park owned by the county, the township owns 600 acres of parkland throughout Middletown. But open space for soccer, baseball and football leagues is at a premium. Residents in the northern end of the township have been using the fields of the Maple Point school on Langhorne-Yardley Road, Kavana said.
SPORTS
March 13, 2014 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
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.
NEWS
May 1, 1988 | By John Ward, Special to The Inquirer
In the face of rapid growth in West Goshen, any developer building in the township must now either set aside parkland or pay a fee. The Board of Supervisors unanimously adopted an ordinance Tuesday that requires developers - even those building only two homes - to set aside parkland or pay $1,350 per lot. The money will be used by the township to purchase or maintain parkland or recreational facilities. Previously, the township required only developers of 20 or more homes to set aside parkland, and there was no fee option.
SPORTS
December 2, 2012 | By Rick O’Brien, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
With the way La Salle's defense regularly stormed in on him, Parkland quarterback Tim Baranek did more dodging, most times in vain, than throwing. The Explorers, with an impressive effort from their front four, sacked Baranek an astounding 11 times and cruised to a 28-7 victory Saturday in a PIAA Class AAAA state quarterfinal at Northeast. "We just came out firing on all cylinders," said senior defensive end Jon Naji, who registered a team-high five sacks. "A lot of credit has to go to our coaches.
SPORTS
December 14, 2015 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
Upper Dublin's senior class put the football program, previously an afterthought when it came to district and state playoffs, on the map over the last three seasons. With solid coaching and a team-first approach, the squad totaled 34 victories against only five losses. Coming off last year's surprising run to the PIAA District 1 Class AAAA semifinals, the Cardinals bettered that showing this season by winning 14 games and claiming top district honors for the first time. The magical and inspiring journey came to an end Saturday afternoon, as the undersize Cardinals stayed even with Allentown power Parkland deep into the third quarter but bowed, 30-14, in a state semifinal at Souderton.
SPORTS
March 5, 2015 | By Mark Macyk, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
October 29, 2008
E-MAILS pinging around the Internet warn of a land grab from Fairmount Park if voters Tuesday finally approve rational park governance. But the viral expansion of the fear-mongering demonstrates why it's so misplaced. The e-mails say that a city-charter-change proposal to abolish the Fairmount Park Commission will give "politicians" on City Council the power to sell off parkland for development. Here's a bulletin: City Council already has the power to sell parkland, which it has used almost never.
SPORTS
December 7, 2015 | By Aaron Carter, Inquirer Staff Writer
Helmets held aloft, tears still clinging to their faces, La Salle's football players gathered on the sideline for their band's solemn serenade of the alma mater. The Explorers fell Saturday in overtime, 16-13, to District 11's Parkland in a PIAA Class AAAA quarterfinal at Northeast that was fraught with tension, drama, and even some controversy. Devante Cross scored the winning touchdown from 4 yards out on Parkland's second play of its only overtime possession. The Boston College-bound quarterback barreled up the middle on what appeared to be a designed run. "Boy, our kids played hard," La Salle coach John Steinmetz said.
SPORTS
November 12, 1998 | By Brian Miller, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
It could be possible, of course, that the law of averages are finally catching up to the Strath Haven boys' soccer team. The Panthers had back-to-back dream rides in 1995 and 1996, sweeping to PIAA Class AAA state championships with huge wins in the state final. First, they mauled Eric McDowell, 8-0, then came back the next season with a 6-0 breeze over North Allegheny. That was then. The reality is that for the last two seasons, the Panthers have been knocked out of the state tourney in early rounds by clubs they really should have handled.
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SPORTS
March 14, 2016 | By Rick O'Brien, Staff Writer
Nazeer Bostick is the perfect lockdown defender on the hardwood. He's strong, physical, and quick, and relishes a challenge. "He just gets up for guarding the other team's best player," Roman Catholic coach Chris McNesby said. "He's a hungry kid. He loves to compete. " Bostick's return from early foul trouble helped the Cahillites overcome an eight-point deficit and surge past upset-minded Parkland, 73-60, in a PIAA Class 4A quarterfinal Saturday afternoon at Council Rock South.
SPORTS
December 15, 2015 | By Rick O, Inquirer Columnist
Ryan Stover's 43-yard scamper, with the savvy quarterback avoiding a sack and then dodging several would-be tacklers, gave Upper Dublin a 14-7 lead early in the third quarter. That sensational run gave his squad a real shot at stunning Allentown's Parkland and earning a berth in next weekend's PIAA Class AAAA state final at Hersheypark Stadium. But the Trojans, gradually wearing down the smaller Cardinals in the trenches, responded with a long scoring drive and added two more touchdowns, capitalizing on an interception and safety, to claim a 30-14 semifinal victory Saturday afternoon.
SPORTS
December 14, 2015 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
Upper Dublin's senior class put the football program, previously an afterthought when it came to district and state playoffs, on the map over the last three seasons. With solid coaching and a team-first approach, the squad totaled 34 victories against only five losses. Coming off last year's surprising run to the PIAA District 1 Class AAAA semifinals, the Cardinals bettered that showing this season by winning 14 games and claiming top district honors for the first time. The magical and inspiring journey came to an end Saturday afternoon, as the undersize Cardinals stayed even with Allentown power Parkland deep into the third quarter but bowed, 30-14, in a state semifinal at Souderton.
SPORTS
December 7, 2015 | By Aaron Carter, Inquirer Staff Writer
Helmets held aloft, tears still clinging to their faces, La Salle's football players gathered on the sideline for their band's solemn serenade of the alma mater. The Explorers fell Saturday in overtime, 16-13, to District 11's Parkland in a PIAA Class AAAA quarterfinal at Northeast that was fraught with tension, drama, and even some controversy. Devante Cross scored the winning touchdown from 4 yards out on Parkland's second play of its only overtime possession. The Boston College-bound quarterback barreled up the middle on what appeared to be a designed run. "Boy, our kids played hard," La Salle coach John Steinmetz said.
SPORTS
December 2, 2015 | By Aaron Carter, Inquirer Staff Writer
Chris Ferguson was the 10th of 11 children growing up in his family's Fort Washington household, so perhaps surviving in a brood that size taught him how to wait his turn. The La Salle High quarterback has done just that during his tenure with the Explorers. The 6-foot-4, 225-pounder played understudy for two seasons after Kyle Shurmur transferred in from Ohio three years ago. Before that, Ferguson was a freshman at Upper Dublin in competition with a talented quarterback whose father was also the head coach.
SPORTS
March 5, 2015 | By Mark Macyk, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
January 31, 2015 | By Ben Finley, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
January 17, 2015 | By Justine McDaniel, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
SPORTS
December 1, 2014 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
SPORTS
June 10, 2014 | The Inquirer Staff
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.
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