June 23, 1986 |
Julie Hull Elicker came away with some mementos of the World Cup Lacrosse Championship Saturday. The Great Valley High School graduate, a starter on the United States national team, ended her lacrosse career with a silver medal and a Joe Palooka-caliber black eye. Elicker would be the first to concede that the silver medal may be the one that hurts more . . . because it means second best. Elicker and Team USA came up three goals shy in their bid for a second straight world title.
July 31, 1999 |
The lesson that remains with Angela Brown, after all the travel and all the competition, the successes and the failures, is that life is there to be explored. "My grandmother taught me to make decisions and to try things," Brown said. "She told me to go through life and leave no stone unturned. So when I come to a stone, I turn it over and see what's there. " Brown, raised in Southwest Philadelphia by her grandmother and grandfather, Martha and Cornelius Brown, has found her way to success in track and field as a long jumper.
February 20, 2010
Yesterday's Recap Bode Miller takes the silver medal in Super G, his second medal in two events. Sports, E1. Today's Highlight Men's two-man bobsledding will be featured in two prime-time runs. Olympic schedule, E3.
April 23, 2010 |
Caroline Boschetto, 13, of Doylestown, a student at Our Lady of Mount Carmel School, invented a device that creates electricity from shower water. Gazelle Zerafati, 16, of Villanova, a student at the Baldwin School, investigated the effect of N-acetylaspartate on brain cells called oligodendrocytes. Kevin Li, 15, of Fort Washington, a student at Upper Dublin High School, discovered a creative, elegant way to support an ancient Euclidean geometry proof. These three outstanding young scientists were among 15 students who earned top honors in the Delaware Valley Science Fairs and an all-expenses-paid trip to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair next month in San Jose, Calif.
May 4, 2014 |
Inside the famed New York City Armory, during the New Balance Indoor Nationals on March 8, Cheltenham junior Christian Brissett dug into his starting block, glanced up, and watched his freshman sister, Chanel, take a silver medal in the girls' 60-meter dash. With a smile stretched wide and renewed vigor to provide a follow-up spark, Christian Brissett jumped out of his block moments later and won the boys' 60 title. "I realized she came second by a little bit," Christian Brissett said.
July 20, 2007 |
Drexel basketball player Frank Elegar will play for the U.S. Virgin Islands in the Pan American Games in Brazil. The team begins pool play Wednesday. Elegar, who will be a senior, led the Dragons in scoring, rebounding and field- goal percentage last season. The Virgin Islands qualified for the Pan Am Games by winning the silver medal at the Centrobasket Tournament in 2006. The team pulled off one of the biggest upsets in its history with an 85-84 win over previously unbeaten Puerto Rico in the semifinals, but lost to host Panama in the title game, 73-59.
February 22, 1992 |
Ray LeBlanc and his teammates' attempt to win the bronze medal in ice hockey will be televised live by CBS (Channel 10) at 3 p.m. today. The United States, which fell, 5-2, to the Unified Team yesterday, will meet Czechoslovakia, a 4-2 loser to Canada. The U.S. team (5-1-1) is looking for its first medal since winning the gold in 1980. It finished seventh in 1984 and 1988. Czechoslovakia (5-2), the only team to beat the Unified Team in this tournament, won a silver medal in 1984, but slumped to sixth in 1988.
June 5, 1996 |
The Flyers claimed center Craig Darby off waivers yesterday from the New York Islanders. Darby, 23, recorded two assists in 10 games with the Islanders in the 1995-96 season. He had 22 goals and 28 assists in 68 games with their AHL affiliate, the Worcester (Mass.) IceCats. The 6-2, 200-pound native of Oneida, N.Y., was acquired by New York from Montreal together with Kirk Muller and Mathieu Schneider in exchange for Pierre Turgeon and Vladimir Malakhov in April 1995. In 23 career NHL games, Darby has recorded four assists.
August 1, 1992 |
On Thursday night, Summer Sanders cried. She had won a bronze medal. She had won a silver medal. She had set American records along the way. She had swum her best times ever. But she cried. "I just broke down," she said last night after completing her Olympics with a gold medal in the women's 200-meter butterfly. "I didn't know why. I was crying, and I really felt like I had to, so I did. I don't know what it was. I was very happy with my swims. But . . . I got second. "It just didn't happen.
February 26, 2012 |
John Joseph Macionis, 95, formerly of Elkins Park, a retired sales executive and swimmer who won a silver medal at the Berlin Olympics when he was 20 and went on to win medals in his 60s, died Thursday, Feb. 16, at the Colonnades, a retirement community in Charlottesville, Va. Mr. Macionis graduated in 1933 from Central High School, where he captained the swim team and set a 220-yard freestyle scholastic record. As a youth, he also swam for the Germantown YMCA and for the Big Brothers Swimming Association at AAU events.