May 30, 2015 |
Fans knew something special was in the offing when director David Wain ( Wanderlust ; They Came Together ) announced the cast of his 2001 comedy, Wet Hot American Summer . It was a veritable Who's Who of comedy: Janeane Garofalo, Molly Shannon, Michael Ian Black, Amy Poehler, Judah Friedlander, and David Hyde Pierce. What's more, they were backed by a group of great actors including Elizabeth Banks, Paul Rudd, Christopher Meloni, and Bradley Cooper. A raunchy, sharp-edged satire that was equally affecting and nostalgic, the film was about the crazy goings-on at a summer camp in 1981.
May 30, 2015 |
The Ben Franklin Parkway will get a makeover into a Parisian-style wonderland with the public art installation "Future Sensations," starting Friday. Partnering with Philadelphia Parks and Recreation and the Fairmount Park Conservancy, the French buildings-material company Saint-Gobain will offer pop-up beer gardens, food trucks, and night-to-day entertainment. But the main events are the five pavilions, ranging from 13 to 70 feet high, and telling the story of Saint-Gobain's 350-year history.
May 26, 2015 |
Mike Messenger had four goals and an assist Sunday as Limestone won its second consecutive NCAA Division II championship with a 9-6 victory over Le Moyne at Lincoln Financial Field. Top-ranked Limestone (20-1) finished the season on a 12-game winning streak but had to come from behind for the title. The Dolphins (16-3) jumped out to a 3-0 lead before the Saints rattled off three goals of their own to tie the game. Limestone midfielder Kevin Reisman won 13 of 19 faceoffs, which allowed the Saints to control the game's tempo for most of the day. Messenger, who was named the game's outstanding player, scored three of his goals in the fourth quarter.
May 1, 2015
OBI ROMEO, a 6-10 forward who played sparingly as a freshman last season, will transfer from Saint Joseph's. He played in just four games for the 13-18 Hawks, averaging 6.5 minutes. Romeo, who came to this country from Nigeria in 2011, was recruited from Greenbrier East High School in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., where he averaged 13 points, 14 rebounds and 4.5 blocks as a senior. "You can't find a better human being, better teammate or harder-working student than Obi," said St. Joe's coach Phil Martelli.
March 22, 2015 |
HERSHEY, Pa - Ciani Cryor is the floor general for the Neumann-Goretti girls' basketball team. The fiery senior point guard constantly directs her teammates - pointing, pulling players aside, and shouting out orders. Even before the contest, she's there - clapping, nodding, giving words of encouragement. It's not a stretch to say the Georgia Tech recruit has swagger. But it's her passion for the game that has made her a dynamic player. Her desire was on display Friday afternoon, as the Saints captured their first PIAA Class AA state title by defeating the defending champion, Seton-La Salle, 79-34.
March 21, 2015 |
A.J. Timbers is lights out from three-point land. Alisha Kebbe has a penchant for rebounding and a tendency to be clutch in big games. Then there's Kamiah Smalls, the spark plug off the bench. Their names may not be Ciani or Sianni - Neumann-Goretti's headline-grabbing backcourt duo of Cryor and Martin - but this unsung trio of guards help power the Saints. They will look to continue that Friday at noon, when Neumann-Goretti (30-0) gets a rematch in the PIAA Class AA final against Seton-La Salle.
March 19, 2015 |
VAUGHN COVINGTON isn't shy on the basketball court, but you could call him offensively bashful. The 5-11 junior for Neumann-Goretti High is a pass-first, second and third point guard for the Saints. Before last night's Class AAA semifinal against Imhotep Charter, Covington had never topped the Saints in scoring in Catholic League play or the playoffs. He also only recorded double digits three times this season after only thrice last season. Against the Panthers, however, Covington's 21 points led the victorious Saints to a 75-67 triumph and another state title appearance.
March 19, 2015 |
Vaughn Covington isn't shy on the basketball court, but you could call him bashful on offense. The 5-foot-11 junior for Neumann-Goretti is a pass-first, -second, and -third point guard for the Saints. So much so that Covington had never led the Saints in scoring heading into the PIAA Class AAA semifinals Tuesday night. He had recorded double digits just six times in the last two seasons. Tuesday night, however, Covington's team-high 21 points led the Saints to a 75-67 triumph over Imhotep Charter and another appearance in the state title game.
March 15, 2015 |
READING, Pa. - Maybe the 21/2-hour drive in stop-and-go traffic from South Philly had something to do with what Neumann-Goretti's coach Carl Arrigale said was a "lack of focus" against Harrisburg's Bishop McDevitt. Whatever it was, the Saints, who trailed the determined Crusaders by three points with just over a minute to play, nearly saw their bid for a fifth PIAA Class AAA state title in six seasons go up in smoke. But Lamarr "Fresh" Kimble and company survived Friday night's thrilling quarterfinal.
March 8, 2015 |
NEUMANN-GORETTI fought past Imhotep Charter last week to repeat as District 12 Class AAA boys' basketball champion, but Dhamir "DaDa" Cosby-Roundtree was less than satisfied with his own performance. "I played real timid," the 6-8, 195-pound sophomore center said. "I wasn't mentally prepared. That's unacceptable. " Cosby-Roundtree was considerably more locked in last night in a PIAA state opener against District 3's Gettysburg. The rising uncerclassman netted 14 points and nine rebounds, including five on offense, as the Saints cruised to a 77-29 victory at Archbishop Ryan.