January 18, 2015 |
Tom McLoone sank two free throws with a minute left in overtime to help Bonner-Prendergast hold on for a 43-40 win at Cardinal O'Hara in a Catholic League matchup. McLoone's free throws put Bonner-Prendie up three and he finished with 10 points. Marques Jackson scored five of Bonner-Prendergast's seven points in overtime and finished with 19 points. He also grabbed seven rebounds. CATHOLIC LEAGUE Roman Catholic 58, Archbishop Ryan 44: Tony Carr had 10 rebounds and seven assists while Nazeer Bostick had four steals and paced Roman with 14 points in a road win. St. Joseph's Prep 73, West Catholic 64: James McGovern sank all nine of his free throws en route to 24 points in visiting St. Joseph's Prep's win La Salle 60, Lansdale Catholic 45: Shawn Witherspoon scored seven of his 17 in the fourth quarter to put away host Lansdale Catholic.
January 16, 2015 |
Middle Township came from behind and defeated Holy Spirit, 34-26, thanks to some timely free throw shooting in a nonleague basketball game on Wednesday night. Bridget Ruskey went 3 for 4 from the line in the fourth quarter and Jenna Herlihy and Allison Hunter both went 2 for 2 in the frame to help the Panthers erase a 23-21 deficit. Ruskey finished with a team-high nine points and also also grabbed 10 rebounds. Aubrey Wilson scored a game-high 10 points from Holy Spirit. In other nonleague action: Olivia Rulon scored scored 17 points and Becky Andress racked up 6 rebounds, 7 assists and 7 to steer Wildwood Catholic to a 62-26 home win over Our Lady of Mercy.
December 19, 2014 |
Will Brazukas made all 12 of his second-half free throws on Wednesday to help Father Judge erase a one-point halftime deficit and defeat Central Bucks South, 54-35, in a nonleague boys' basketball game. In other nonleague action: DaRon Curry scored nine of his 18 points in the fourth quarter as Phelps rallied to win, 67-61, at Episcopal Academy. Quincy McKnight added eight of his 18 points in the final period. Jawan Collins had 25 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists and 6 steals and Academy Park defeated Freire Charter, 77-68.
November 6, 2014 |
In January 2011, with the effects of the recession lingering, the new Pennsylvania governor needed to find billions of dollars in his first budget. He had promised not to raise taxes, though. So he cut. State funding for public education took a $1 billion whack, amid the expiration of federal stimulus money. That may have sealed Gov. Corbett's fate, according to political analysts sifting the wreckage of the Republican's historic loss. "Signing the Grover Norquist pledge ruined Corbett, just killed him," said Democratic media strategist Neil Oxman, referring to the Washington antitax activist who is influential in the GOP. Corbett could have levied a severance tax on natural gas, or moved money from other programs to soften the blow.
October 30, 2014 |
Rancocas Valley didn't leave its field with a victory on Tuesday, but the Red Devils did walk off as Burlington County League Liberty Division boys' soccer champions. The No. 3-ranked team in South Jersey by The Inquirer tied No. 5 Cinnaminson, 1-1, and clinched the division for the first time since 2009. Tyler Kazmierowicz gave the Red Devils the lead in the first half, scoring off an assist from Fatai King. With two minutes remaining, Cinnaminson's Allen Barrett tied the score.
October 20, 2014 |
The referees huddled to discuss the call. They then huddled again. They talked to the Springside Chestnut Hill coach and huddled once more. The call stood. Haverford School regained possession after a fumble, but the delay seemed to sap the game's energy. But on the next play from scrimmage, the energy returned. Fords running back Reginald Harris took the handoff, bounced to the right sideline, and ran almost untouched for an 85-yard touchdown. The score sealed host Haverford School's 32-16 win Saturday afternoon and kept the Fords undefeated in the Inter-Ac League.
October 19, 2014
SOCCER SUBURBAN ONE CONTINENTAL Pennridge 3, Quakertown 1: The No. 1 team in The Inquirer's Southeastern Pennsylvania rankings clinched the conference with goals from Katie Fischer, Megan Hirschbuhl, and Erin Stevenson on the road. Stevenson, Jess Milligan, and Savannah Harrison each had an assist. INTER-AC Penn Charter 2, Episcopal Academy 0: Jlon Flippens scored two goals, one in each half, to power the host Quakers. Josie Button and Ally Paul had assists. FRIENDS SCHOOLS LEAGUE Friends' Central 1, Germantown Friends 0: Jesse Rubin scored off a penalty kick in the 20th minute to secure a home win for the Phoenix.
September 13, 2014 |
One of three men allegedly hired by South Philadelphia auto mechanic Ronald Galati to kill two potential witnesses against him in an insurance fraud probe pleaded guilty Thursday, signaling that he will testify for the prosecution in the larger case against the wannabe mobster. Jerome Johnson, 45, of Kingsessing, pleaded guilty to two counts of conspiracy to commit murder and attempted murder, as well as racketeering and insurance-fraud charges, in a quick, low-key hearing before Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Judge Jeffrey P. Minehart.
June 20, 2014 |
Now comes the hard part. Philadelphia businessman and philanthropist H.F. "Gerry" Lenfest said he bought out his remaining partner in Interstate General Media on Wednesday, taking the helm alone as he tries to navigate a successful passage for the region's dominant news company. "Of all the things I've done, I can't think of anything more important," Lenfest said of his purchase of The Inquirer, the Philadelphia Daily News, and Philly.com. "If we can put the operations of the newspapers in good hands, with responsible leadership and a good board of directors, then I think I will have accomplished a lot for Philadelphia.
June 7, 2014 |
ALLENTOWN - Walking to the plate in the top of the seventh inning, Lansdale Catholic's Ashley Seal wasn't sure what to do. Should she bunt to advance the runners, or swing away and hope to knock in one of her teammates? Crusaders coach Paul Suder knew what he wanted to do. With runners on first and second, none out, and his team down by a run in the PIAA Class AAA softball quarterfinals, he wasn't going to have his team go for the tie, he said. They were going to go for the win, and his sophomore pitcher, Seal, had the green light to swing.