October 16, 2005 |
St. Joseph's Prep coach Gil Brooks likes to spend autumn Sundays kicking back with his assistant coaches and taking in some enjoyable films. And not just his own team's cinematic successes. In the wake of the Prep's latest triumph, a 38-0 victory yesterday over Father Judge, Brooks was looking forward to viewing replays of one team he likes to watch - that same Judge team. "I think they're one of the most well-coached teams we face," Brooks said. "They always come up with wrinkles and schemes.
February 2, 1996 |
Restoration opens as a plush, lusty romp and closes as a sober mortality tale. The film, set in the colorful 1660s following the gray decade of Oliver Cromwell's Commonwealth, begins shortly after King Charles II restores the Stuarts to England's throne. Palace sequences are aswirl with wine-colored doublets and golden petticoats - wine and gold, of course, being the currencies that flow most freely at Charles' court. That is, until the Plague comes. Don't think for an instant, though, that this movie, based on Rose Tremain's 1989 novel, is really about how the Great Plague of 1665 and the Great Fire of London in 1666 brought the debaucheries and excesses of King Charles' court to an abrupt halt, fostering a new era of moderation.
May 24, 1989 |
When Donna Solvibile took over the Archbishop Ryan softball program this season, the former Cardinal Dougherty junior varsity coach knew that she was inheriting a talented squad and a winning tradition. And although any first-year coach would be foolish to predict instant success, Solvibile went out on a limb somewhat by forecasting a playoff berth for the Ragdolls. "Ryan has always been solid defensively and has gotten consistent pitching," Solvibile said as she looked forward to the season.
July 15, 2015 |
ONE LANCASTER County man likes pork a little too much. You could say that he loves it. Larry William Henry, 65, was charged late last month with criminal trespass, defiant trespass, indecent exposure and related offenses after he was caught in his birthday suit hamming it up with a bunch of pigs, police in Manor Township told the Daily News on Tuesday. He was released after posting bail. Henry allegedly broke into a hog barn on Coffee Street in Millersville about 10:18 p.m. June 26, police said.
March 16, 2002 |
For most of the first half, it seemed as if Steve Logan were playing Boston University by himself. What's remarkable is that he was winning. Logan put on a dazzling display of shooting and playmaking while outscoring Boston U. by himself until well into the second half, leading top-seeded Cincinnati to an oh-so-easy 90-52 romp last night in a first-round West Regional game. It was a typical No. 1 vs. No. 16 mismatch, with the only question being whether Logan would score more points than the Terriers (22-10)
May 19, 1993 |
Helped by Victor Rodriguez's home run, the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons scored four runs in the first inning and went on to a 6-1 victory over the Ottawa Lynx in an International League game last night. Kyle Abbott improved his record to 4-3 for the Red Barons. Ottawa starter Jonathan Hurst lost, and his record fell to 1-4. READING 2, NEW BRITAIN 0 NEW BRITAIN, Conn. - Leftfielder Jeff Jackson had an RBI double and scored a run in the second inning, leading the Phillies over the Red Sox in an Eastern League game.
March 2, 2004 |
The silly Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) is playing a long Philadelphia Shakespeare Festival run, and if you like sketch comedy with lots of groaners, frantic stage action, and an occasional bull's-eye, this is your tankard of ale. The festival is banking on the production to provide a laff-riot of cash; the producing company has cut a final show this season while it tries to regroup and recoup from a deficit. Complete Works may be the short-term answer. It defines the word light when applied to the stage, and if there were such a thing as low jinks, it would define that, too. Which is not to say that Complete Works is not funny.
July 7, 1990 |
Leftfielder Louie Meadows, who was signed as a free agent on Thursday, belted two home runs last night to lead the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons to a 7-0 victory over the Tidewater Tides in an International League game. Meadows, who had been in the Houston Astros organization, hit bases-empty shots in the first and fourth innings. Scranton's Tim Mauser pitched the shutout, allowing six hits. He struck out five and walked three. READING 5, HARRISBURG 1 READING - Righthander Jason Backs, summoned from single-A Clearwater in the afternoon, pitched six innings to help the Reading Phillies beat the Harrisburg Senators in an Eastern League game.
February 24, 2001 |
He sank the free throw, turned and said goodbye to his fans with a simple wave. Hakim Warrick finished a memorable two-year career at Friends' Central with 5 minutes, 28 seconds remaining in last night's Friends Schools League boys' basketball championship at Alumni Gymnasium at Beaver Collge. The 6-foot-8 Warrick had plenty to do with the 73-47 victory. And not just in this game, although he scored a game-high 23 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and blocked eight shots. He shot 8 for 11 from the field, including 2 of 3 from three-point range.
June 7, 1996 |
Bobby Estalella continued his torrid hitting with two home runs as Reading crushed Hardware City, 13-1, last night in the Eastern League. Estalella, who also had three RBIs, has hit in 10 of his last 11 games and has five homers in that span. He has 12 homers this season. Lefthander Matt Beech (5-4) pitched seven scoreless innings to extend his shutout streak to 16 1/3 innings. SCRANTON 4, COLUMBUS 0 WINST.-SAL. 6, WILMINGTON 2