May 22, 2015 |
MaST Charter's baseball team did not play in the Public League during the regular season, but thanks to Jack Lawson it still has a chance to win its postseason tournament. Lawson lined a single to center and Matt Carter scored standing up in the top of the ninth inning Wednesday to send MaST Charter to a 4-3 quarterfinal victory over Central. Bryan Kaelin drew three walks for MaST Charter and Tim Kaelin drove in two runs. MaST Charter, which is located in District 12, plays its regular season games in the Bicentennial League, which is made up of mostly District 1 teams.
April 18, 2015 |
Seven years ago, Christopher Bowen cleared the garden tools out of his shed - but not to make way for the lawn mower or better shelving. The 48-year-old from Bethlehem sank $10,000 and a year of labor to create a fully functioning microbrewery and pub in his 22-by-14-foot backyard box. From the center double doorway (brewery on left; sofa, bar and stools on right), the 310-square-foot space unfolds: four taps, hot and cold running water, heating, air-conditioning, four refrigerators, two sinks, cable TV, WiFi, and a classic audiophile-quality sound system.
April 6, 2015 |
Just as they did while playing together the last four years at Delaware Valley College, former Public League football players Aaron Wilmer and Rasheed Bailey shined at pro day last Monday at Villanova. Wilmer, a dual-threat quarterback and George Washington graduate, displayed a live arm and accuracy with his throws. Bailey, a dynamic wide receiver from Roxborough, showed his soft hands and flexibility. The result for the Philadelphia natives, with at least three Eagles scouts in attendance, was an invitation to work out for the team Wednesday morning at the NovaCare Complex.
February 24, 2015 |
SABRINA ALLEN likes to say that she "bleeds basketball. " "Cut me open," she tells her Imhotep girls' basketball players, "that's all you are going to see is basketball. " The coach of the Panthers, in her sixth year, has turned the program into one of the most intense and consistent in the city. In other words, her players bleed basketball, too. And yesterday afternoon, Imhotep took home its second straight Public League championship by defeating Mastery Charter North, 61-33, at Saint Joseph's Hagan Arena.
February 23, 2015 |
A look at the Public League boys' basketball championship: Who: Imhotep Charter vs. Constitution. When: Sunday, approximately 3:30 p.m. (after the girls' game between Imhotep Charter and Mastery North, which begins at 1 p.m.). Where: St. Joseph's University. Tickets: $10. Records: Imhotep is 18-8 and on a seven-game winning streak. Constitution is 19-7 and won the Division A title. Coaches: Andre Noble, Imhotep, ninth season, 253-66; Rob Moore, Constitution, fifth season, 133-44.
November 10, 2014 |
JAVIER BUFFALO didn't even have his pads on anymore. Plus, his ribs still smarted from a diving touchdown grab, his second on Saturday night when Ben Franklin High beat George Washington, 36-19, in the Public League semifinals. But, about 45 minutes after the final buzzer, the 5-11, 180-pound junior wide receiver still had time for one final tally after he skillfully fielded post-game interview questions. "Are you done now?" asked Kevin Caldwell, the record-setting Franklin quarterback, who was holding a football in his hand.
September 4, 2014 |
Kennett Square, a borough in Chester County known mostly for its mushrooms, will add craft beer to its list of permanent attractions this fall when it welcomes its first brew pubs. One is owned by Victory Brewing Co., a regional craft-beer giant that sells its products in 34 states and several countries. It has a 212,000-square-foot, $38 million brewing facility in Parkesburg and has the appreciation of county officials who hope the brewer can help boost the county's economic image.
May 29, 2014 |
ISHMAEL BRACY certainly looks the part on the diamond. With his sunglasses donned, even on a cloudy day, and his gums always flapping, the George Washington High junior just looked like a baseball player yesterday at Richie Ashburn Field in the Public League championship game against Franklin Towne Charter. However, dig a little deeper and you'll find the shades are prescription, and the constant chatter - sometimes over the top - is born from passion that was forged in struggle.
May 28, 2014 |
IT WAS EARLY April when Scott Siley went on his first call. In the moments just before the scanner squawked at Station 27 in Bensalem, the senior third baseman for George Washington High was helping to clean out the station's rec room. Within seconds, Siley, a volunteer firefighter, threw on his gear and hopped onto the truck for his first real action. "It was awesome," he said. "It's just so much fun, roaring down the street with the sirens blaring and everything. " The call was a car accident on Street Road, he said.
March 7, 2014 |
WHY DIDN'T Sankofa Charter senior Anthony Wright-Downing transfer? Much is at stake for high school athletes, considering how a college scholarship can potentially change a life's course. And while a scholarship alone guarantees little, for decades it has not been uncommon for athletes to pledge allegiance elsewhere in search of playing time, exposure, a better fit, etc., all in an attempt to maximize opportunities. So when the 6-1 combo-guard was advised by friends and family to seek out a more established basketball program, why didn't he jump?