November 15, 1988 |
Haverford High and Phoenixville, the two Main Line teams involved in the PIAA state tournament, both toppled undefeated teams in their opening-round games on Thursday. On Saturday, Haverford won again to advance to the state semifinals, while Phoenixville was eliminated. Phoenixville began the state tournament on Thursday at Nazareth, Pa., with a game against William Allen High School of Allentown. The Phantoms' opponent, the top team coming out of District 11, went into the game with a record of 22-0.
September 28, 1993 |
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said yesterday it had sued the widow and sons of a Phoenixville man whom the agency charged with fraud three years ago in connection with a King of Prussia mutual-fund group. The SEC charged in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia that Delores, Mark and Leonard Groshans participated in a scheme with M. Wesley Groshans, who died in 1991, to defraud shareholders in SFT Inc., the mutual-fund group. Also charged was John Paparella of Ohio, who is serving a one-year prison sentence there on an unrelated charge.
February 4, 1991 |
This weekend was a busy one for the Phoenixville girls' indoor track team. Friday night, the girls competed in a meet at West Chester University, and the next morning, they were up bright and early for a meet at Lehigh University. The work did not seem to bother the Phantoms. In Friday's meet, sophomore Dawn DiCarlo had a chance to step out of the relays and run an individual event. She made the most of her opportunity, taking fourth in the 600-yard run in 1 minute, 40.9 seconds.
February 14, 1987 |
Jerry Krykewycz was among the last of about two dozen workers who trickled out of the Phoenix Steel Corp.'s Paradise Street gateway at the 3 p.m. shift change yesterday. Krykewycz, 58, a pipe straightener, said he had made the long trek from his work station to his car so often in the last 17 years that he could walk it blindfolded. But knowing that the plant will close its doors March 3, idling all of the 175 workers still there, Krykewycz took a long, savoring glance at the place he calls "my work.
February 28, 2001 |
Phoenixville girls' basketball coach Mary Frances Traywick resigned yesterday after the most successful of her four seasons in charge. Traywick told athletic director Cheryl Massaro that she wanted to spend more time with her family, which includes two children who are not yet school age. "She's a great coach, and the girls are really going to miss her," Massaro said. "Whoever takes over isn't getting a rookie team. She didn't want to leave it when it was all over. She wanted to leave it with strength.
September 7, 1998 |
The highlight film belonged to Phoenixville, but the game ball belonged to Harry S Truman. In Friday night's nonleague football opener, the Tigers held off the host Phantoms, 14-7, at Washington Field. Phoenixville was spectacular at times in keeping the game close and competitive. But Truman's steady running game and swarming, opportunistic defense wore down the Phantoms. Truman senior fullback Jon Slemmer rushed for 122 yards and one touchdown on 21 carries, and presented first-year coach Galen Snyder with the game ball following the victory.
October 5, 2014 |
In her junior year, Rose Moore has dealt with her fair share of pain. The Phoenixville field hockey player suffered a fractured kneecap when she was hit by a ball during preseason play and was forced to remain on the sidelines for the first few weeks of the team's schedule. On Friday, however, she said the pain was gone. "I felt pretty good," she said with a laugh. Sporting a knee brace, Moore scored the Phantoms' first two goals against visiting Upper Perkiomen in a 4-0 victory in Pioneer Athletic Conference Frontier Division play.
March 7, 2015 |
For her new album, Gretchen Peters ended up going where, in her estimation, none of her female songwriting peers really had. Blackbirds is a set that unflinchingly confronts aging, and it's haunted by loss and death. "You're not supposed to specifically talk about aging, ever," the 57-year-old songwriter's songwriter says over the phone from her Nashville home. "You're either not supposed to talk about it and try to look as young as you can, or go away. That's the message that women, especially in the entertainment business, get. "I've done my best work, I think, by going to the places that scare me a little bit, and that was definitely one of them.
February 17, 1997 |
Carlos Garcia, a 1995 graduate of Phoenixville and a former state and national scholastic sprint champion, made an oral commitment Saturday to attend the University of Texas-El Paso on a full athletic scholarship. A native of the Dominican Republic, Garcia has attended Wallace State Junior College in Alabama for the last two years to work on his grades and English skills. He said he chose UTEP over Tennessee, Louisiana State, Southern California and Clemson. "It was really nice," Garcia said of his visit to UTEP.
October 25, 1999 |
Phoenixville coach Hank Coyne was not stunned when his team took a 19-0 first-half lead against previously undefeated Owen J. Roberts. Coyne had no trouble believing that his defense, which had struggled for much of the season, could control one of the biggest rushing threats in Chester County. And Coyne was sure that even though the Phantoms had been haunted by late rallies by the opposition that turned into losses before, this time they would hold on and win. Phoenixville's 22-14 road upset of Roberts came as no surprise to Coyne - but his own reaction to the Phantoms' big win did. "I am actually shaking," Coyne said, standing on the muddy, wind-chilled field after the game, "and it's not from the cold.