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June 9, 2011
Some of the leading batters in Southeastern Pennsylvania baseball, as reported to The Inquirer. Statistics are through Monday. Hitting Minimum of 50 at-bats. Player   School   AB   R   H   RBI   Avg.     Kyle McCrossen   Archbishop Wood   62   28   39   33   .629    Mike Zolk   Neumann-Goretti   80   36   50   38   .625    Mark Gervasi   Central   54   29   30   24   .556    Kevin Jewitt   West Chester Rustin   79   27   39   28   .549    Sam Lis   Central Bucks West   51   18   22   8   .547    Mike Cavallaro   Central   51   25   27   19   .529    Matt Hanson   Central Bucks West   52   13   20   9   .516    Matt Wagner   Conwell-Egan   51   19   26   22   .510    Norm Donkin   Ridley   59   19   30   19   .508    Jake Poeske   Central Bucks West   51   11   21   14   .508    Jimmy Kerrigan   Neumann-Goretti   64   24   32   28   .500    Tim Lazor   Holy Ghost Prep   60   23   30   24   .500    Joey Casselbury   Methacton   89   15   44   30   .494    Dylan Glassmire   Central Bucks South   65   15   32   27   .492    J.T. Crits   Wissahickon   56   13   27   19   .482   ...
SPORTS
December 17, 2012
The Inquirer TOP 10   GIRLS' BASKETBALL Team   Record Last week's rankings in parentheses. 1. Spring-Ford (2)   3-1 2. Episcopal Acad. (NR)   6-0 3. Notre Dame (10)   4-0 4. North Penn (9)   3-0 5. Prep Charter (5)   2-0 6. Villa Maria Acad. (6)   2-1 7. Arch. Wood (8)   1-1 8. Arch. Carroll (1)   1-1 9. Cardinal O'Hara (3)   0-2 10. C.R. South (4)
NEWS
April 3, 2011 | By Rick O’Brien, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Amile Jefferson is playing on the Main Line now, but he attributes part of his basketball success to playing at recreation centers and on hard courts in West and Southwest Philly. "That's kind of where you earn your stripes," he said. "You get bruised up a bit, but it helps with your overall toughness. It makes you play with heart, with aggressiveness, and with passion. If you don't, you won't last long. " Jefferson, a 6-foot-8, 190-pound forward, has made a lasting impression in his three years at Friends' Central in Wynnewood.
NEWS
July 14, 2016 | By Don Sapatkin, Staff Writer
Drug overdose deaths in Pennsylvania jumped more than 23 percent last year, the Drug Enforcement Administration reported Tuesday, by far the biggest increase in at least a decade and a sign that the addiction epidemic remains out of control. An analysis of drug-related fatalities by the DEA's Philadelphia Field Division found a 5 percent rise in deaths involving heroin, along with an astonishing increase - up 93 percent in one year - in the presence of the synthetic opioid fentanyl in the bodies of people who died of overdoses.
NEWS
August 18, 2016 | By Harold Brubaker, Staff Writer
Aetna Inc.'s decision to withdraw from Affordable Care Act exchanges in Pennsylvania and 10 other states means that Independence Blue Cross will be the only major firm offering individual plans for 2017 to Southeastern Pennsylvania residents. In its announcement Monday, Aetna, of Hartford, Conn., cited a second-quarter loss of $200 million on the exchange business because a large number of newly insured people needed high-cost care. Aetna serves about 31,000 Pennsylvanians through the marketplace, about 6 percent of the state's individual health insurance market, according to the Pennsylvania Insurance Department.
NEWS
October 6, 2015 | By Marie McCullough, Inquirer Staff Writer
Women in Pennsylvania who undergo breast cancer screening with the latest advance, three-dimensional mammography, will not be charged extra for it. Gov. Wolf's office announced a new policy Monday under which insurers must cover all screening mammograms, including the 3-D versions, at no out-of-pocket cost to consumers. Three-dimensional mammography, also known as tomosynthesis, was approved in the U.S. in 2011 for use in combination with standard two-dimensional imaging. The dual approach is catching on, bolstered by rigorous research that shows 2-D plus 3-D increases breast cancer detection while reducing false alarms.
BUSINESS
June 6, 2016 | By Harold Brubaker, Staff Writer
When the feds closed Brotherly Love Ambulance Inc. in October 2011 amid allegations of Medicare fraud, the owner's son quickly opened his own ambulance company and picked up where his mother had left off. For a while, anyway. Bassem Kuran, who also was a driver for Brotherly Love, is to be arraigned this month for making false statements in a healthcare matter, related to his operation of VIP Ambulance Inc. For years, teams of federal officials have been trying to stamp out this "whack-a-mole" pattern of one fraudulent ambulance operator shutting down only to have another - sometimes headed by a friend or family member - replace it. But since 2014, authorities have hit on an effective strategy.
NEWS
December 11, 2015 | By Jacob Adelman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Miami-based home-building giant Lennar Corp. has acquired more than 450 homes and buildable home sites, including properties in Southeastern Pennsylvania and South Jersey, from Orleans Homes of Bensalem. The purchases "will immediately establish Lennar in the Pennsylvania marketplace while expanding our presence throughout the region," New Jersey Division president Don Bompensa said in a release Wednesday. The properties are situated within communities of single-family residences and townhouses in Concord, Yardley and Blue Bell; Medford, Moorestown and Jackson, N.J.; and Wallkill, N.Y. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
SPORTS
December 22, 2012
Who is the player of the year in Southeastern Pennsylvania football? Who is the coach of the year? What is the team of the year? Find out in Sunday's Inquirer in a special look back at the football season that includes the first-, second-, and third-team all-Southeastern Pennsylvania squad.
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September 13, 2016 | By Rick O'Brien, STAFF WRITER
Hard as it is to believe, hulking Downingtown East lineman Will Kiely played quarterback for his CYO team from fifth to eight grade. "I thought I was pretty good," the 6-foot-4, 245-pound senior said with a laugh. "We used a wing-T scheme and mostly ran the ball, but I had a decent arm. " With Kiely leading the charge, the host Cougars limited Roman Catholic to 94 yards rushing on 32 attempts and cruised to a 28-7 nonleague victory Saturday night at Kottmeyer Stadium. East, 2-1 and ranked No. 7 in Southeastern Pennsylvania by the Inquirer, rebounded from a 23-7 defeat at the hands of No. 3 North Penn (3-0)
SPORTS
September 10, 2016 | By Rick O'Brien, STAFF WRITER
La Salle and Malvern Prep are set to play under the lights and in front of a large crowd at historic Franklin Field. Aaron Brady, Malvern's third-year coach, says he spent considerable time talking with Penn administrators over the last year to make the contest a reality. "It's an opportunity to play on a great field against a great team," Brady said. "It's going to be a memorable experience for the kids. " La Salle, ranked No. 6 in Southeastern Pennsylvania by the Inquirer, and No. 8 Malvern will square off at 8 p.m. Friday.
SPORTS
September 10, 2016 | Kate Harman, Staff Writer
Last year's record in parentheses. 1. Pennsbury (18-3): Now two years removed from a District 1 Class 3A title, the Falcons were ousted in the quarters last year, an untimely exit the squad no doubt will use as motivation. 2. Pennridge (12-5-2): The Rams underperformed last season but have enough talent in the returning nucleus to make some noise this postseason. 3. Downingtown West (14-5): Seven starters return for the Whippets, a team that finished as the runners up in District 1 Class 3A. 4. Council Rock North (16-6-3)
SPORTS
August 27, 2016 | By Rick O'Brien, STAFF WRITER
It's the dawning of a new era for high school football in Pennsylvania. That's because the PIAA voted last October to expand to six classifications and shorten the season by one week at the end. Districts have the option of playing two scrimmages, or a scrimmage and a game the second week. Since most District 1 and 12 squads chose the latter, football arrives in earnest this weekend. The early start features a handful of intriguing nonleague games. One of the best is Saturday night's tilt between visiting Perkiomen Valley, which is ranked No. 12 in Southeastern Pennsylvania by the Inquirer, and No. 13 Downingtown West at Kottmeyer Stadium.
NEWS
August 18, 2016 | By Harold Brubaker, Staff Writer
Aetna Inc.'s decision to withdraw from Affordable Care Act exchanges in Pennsylvania and 10 other states means that Independence Blue Cross will be the only major firm offering individual plans for 2017 to Southeastern Pennsylvania residents. In its announcement Monday, Aetna, of Hartford, Conn., cited a second-quarter loss of $200 million on the exchange business because a large number of newly insured people needed high-cost care. Aetna serves about 31,000 Pennsylvanians through the marketplace, about 6 percent of the state's individual health insurance market, according to the Pennsylvania Insurance Department.
NEWS
July 14, 2016 | By Don Sapatkin, Staff Writer
Drug overdose deaths in Pennsylvania jumped more than 23 percent last year, the Drug Enforcement Administration reported Tuesday, by far the biggest increase in at least a decade and a sign that the addiction epidemic remains out of control. An analysis of drug-related fatalities by the DEA's Philadelphia Field Division found a 5 percent rise in deaths involving heroin, along with an astonishing increase - up 93 percent in one year - in the presence of the synthetic opioid fentanyl in the bodies of people who died of overdoses.
BUSINESS
July 9, 2016 | By Harold Brubaker, Staff Writer
The insurer Health Partners Plans had 32 percent of the Medicaid market in Southeastern Pennsylvania last year, but accounted for 70 percent of regional spending on hepatitis C drugs. That meant the Philadelphia company spent $32 million on expensive new drugs to treat the disease that damages the liver - and had to absorb 60 percent of that outlay as a loss because its contract did not include enough money to cover a surge in hepatitis C treatments. But this year, Pennsylvania regulators launched a risk-sharing plan to help its Medicaid contractors withstand the crippling costs of hepatitis C drugs, which cure the disease but are so expensive that states and Medicaid plans have struggled with how to pay for them.
NEWS
July 4, 2016 | By Maria Panaritis, Staff Writer
Spotting a Hollywood megastar on set anywhere in Southeastern Pennsylvania this year will take more than a telephoto lens or a lucky break. Because for the first time in a good decade, no major feature films are slotted to be shot in or around the nation's fifth-largest city this year. The grim milestone has film boosters on edge in a region once adept at luring big-money producers to its cobblestone alleys and tree-lined suburbs. Pennsylvania's film tax credit is no longer working the same big-screen magic here.
SPORTS
June 20, 2016 | By Rick O'Brien, STAFF WRITER
Inquirer Player of the Year Nolan Jones Holy Ghost Prep, infielder The 6-foot-4, 220-pounder starred as a smooth-fielding shortstop, incredibly dangerous lefthanded hitter, and hard-throwing righthanded closer. Jones was selected by the Cleveland Indians in the second round of Major League Baseball's amateur draft. He was the No. 55 overall pick. Many publications had predicted that the talented senior would be snatched in the first round. "Cleveland is a great organization, so I'm happy," Jones said.
NEWS
June 20, 2016
Pete Mackanin is manager of the Phillies During my six decades in baseball, as a player, coach, and manager, I have worn more caps than a New Era model. Two dozen in all, including my present one, as manager of the Phillies. But the most important cap I have worn is that of father. This nomad's life hasn't always been easy for me, or my son, Shane, or my wife, Nancy. During our 40 years of marriage, we have moved at least 57 times. Shane, now 38, attended 12 different schools before the ninth grade.
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