November 9, 1998 |
Cheltenham did nearly everything possible to give away the football game. Quakertown, however, couldn't muster enough offense to accept the offering. Though it outgained its opponent, 268 yards to 125, and dominated most of the way, Cheltenham needed a late-game defensive stand to hold off Quakertown, 14-6, Saturday in a Suburban One League American Conference Liberty Division matchup. Afterward, Cheltenham coach Joe Gro stood outside the team's locker room and tried to explain how Quakertown, which gained only 17 rushing yards on 12 attempts in the second half, came close to sending the game to overtime.
October 8, 1990 |
If you arrived at Alumni Field in Quakertown fashionably late Friday night, or hung out at the concession stand too long at halftime, you probably missed all of the scoring between Quakertown and Cheltenham. Quakertown scored its points on its first two drives of the night and Cheltenham closed the gap with a touchdown on the opening drive of the second half as Quakertown held on to take an 11-7 victory in a Suburban One American Conference Liberty Division matchup. The loss was a costly one for Cheltenham (2-3, 1-3 division)
November 29, 2014 |
Quakertown couldn't seem to get a touchdown. The Panthers had first and goal from the 2-yard line, second and goal from the 1, and first and goal from the 7. Each of those series ended with no points. But on their fourth try, they got in the end zone. Quarterback Alec Vera scored on a 1-yard run on second and goal to give host Quakertown an 8-7 win over Pennridge on Thursday in the 85th Thanksgiving battle between the rivals. Although this is the first time the Panthers have emerged victorious on Thanksgiving since 2008, it's the second time they've topped the Rams this season.
July 5, 2011
Authorities believe an elderly Bucks County man shot his wife, who was sick, and then turned the gun on himself in an apparent murder suicide. Leroy Clymer, 92, and his wife, Kathryn, 87, were pronounced dead at their home in Richland Township on Sunday evening, said Bucks County District Attorney David Heckler. "We understand the wife had serious health problems," Heckler said. "It was clearly a murder suicide. " Police were summoned to the home by an "abandoned 911 call," Heckler said.
November 25, 2011 |
With the stands packed and the field covered in mud, Thursday morning's clash between Suburban One League rivals Quakertown and Pennridge embodied Thanksgiving football. Helped by a 50-yard kickoff return from John Kim, the host Rams staged a late comeback to top Quakertown, 21-20. It marked the sixth win for the Rams in the last seven Thanksgiving Day matchups with the Panthers. Quakertown used its ground game to set the pace and led most of the way. But after breaking a 14-14 tie in the fourth quarter, the Panthers were unable to convert the extra point.
December 27, 1993 |
Quakertown girls' basketball coach Jim Bevan was at a loss for words. His struggling Panthers had just played their best first half of what hasn't been a good season, and yet they managed only 10 points in the 16 minutes of play. Quakertown lost the nonleague game Thursday to nearby Allentown-Dieruff, 41-30, and Bevan said he was so frustrated he sat in the empty gym afterward and wondered what he could have done differently. "We did everything right in the first half, except put the ball in the basket," he said.
August 19, 1988 |
In the course of the U.S. Olympic baseball team's 32-game preparation for next month's Seoul Games, it has faced international squads, American amateur clubs and one minor-league team. Overall, the Americans, who double as this year's senior national team, have done exceptionally well. Heading into today's scheduled 7 p.m. contest in Quakertown (at Memorial Field on Mill Street) against an all-star squad from the Atlantic Collegiate Baseball League, the U.S. team is 24-7.
November 13, 1986 |
Upper Merion did itself a big favor Monday when it shut out Methacton, 25-0. The Vikings won the game handily, but they were supposed to do that. The favor came in winning the game without losing any players to injury. The gaze of a winning football team is always ahead. And for the Vikings, ahead meant a mere four days for a big game. Tomorrow they will play Quakertown, and the title of the Liberty Division of the Suburban One American League could be on the line. The Vikings are 6-1 in league play; Quakertown is 5-1. Souderton is 6-2. And Plymouth-Whitemarsh is 5-1. Anyone could win the title.
January 28, 2003 |
Saying he wanted to spend more time with his family, Steve Cherrybon has stepped down as the football coach at Quakertown. Cherrybon, 46, met with his players after school yesterday to inform them of his decision. He said he handed in his resignation to the district Thursday. "I've been coaching football for 19 years, and I'm tired," Cherrybon said last night. "It's a sport with long and grueling seasons. I just felt it was time for me to leave. " Cherrybon, who teaches science at Quakertown, said all of his assistants except one - defensive line coach Tom Carty - were also leaving the program.
November 9, 1987 |
When the referee's whistle sounded on a brisk Thursday afternoon, the members of the District 1 AAA champion West Chester East field hockey team rushed together to celebrate. The Vikings had just defeated Quakertown, 1-0, on a goal by Tricia Davies. The celebration Thursday of their second straight district title was warm and spirited, and it took place in front of their goal, where the guest of honor, goalie M.J. Coleman, stood. The smallish Coleman's almost flawless play for four straight games led the Vikings to their second straight district title.