September 8, 2014 |
Penn Charter rallied for two fourth-quarter touchdowns and survived a late scare to defeat visiting Neumann-Goretti, 18-13, in a nonleague football game Saturday. Nile Hodges and Jake McCain ran for 4-yard touchdowns to pull the Quakers out of a 13-6 hole. Quarterback Mike Hnatkowsky went 10 for 20 for 187 yards. He completed three passes to Denarii Beard for 64 yards, including a 22-yard touchdown. Neumann-Goretti's Aamir Brown carried 10 times for 158 yards and a touchdown and caught six passes for 80 yards and a score.
August 29, 2014 |
The fast-paced growth of Philadelphia's lower Spring Garden neighborhood quickened Wednesday, with the official groundbreaking of a massive, $160 million luxury apartment complex. The project promises to further transform an area that 20 years ago was a dead zone, and that 20 years from now may be unrecognizable. "It's overused in real estate," said Brady Nolan, one of the developers, "but every great project must have three things: location, location, and Whole Foods. " A big Whole Foods - twice the size of the current market nearby - will anchor the building, just off the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
August 21, 2014 |
Upper Darby Township police will be treating about 1,000 township residents to water ice and a movie on Tuesday night. "We've decided to do something positive for the community," said Michael J. Chitwood, Superintendent of Police. The event will be held at the Second Ward Playground, at Crosley Avenue and Seaford Road, from 7:30 to 10 p.m., said Chitwood. The Lego Movie will be shown starting at 8:15 p.m., he said. On Monday, as 25 members of the township's ground crew were mowing the lawn at the playground and washing out the bathrooms, police were busy handing out about 800 flyers to residents.
July 26, 2014 |
There was one point during the Eagles' spring practices when wide receiver Jeremy Maclin fell awkwardly to the ground and stayed there for a few seconds. Practices are typically loud and lively, but this one became hushed when players and coaches realized it was Maclin lying on the turf. The scare did not last long. Maclin stood up, dusted himself off, and walked off the field without issue. But the scene illustrated both Maclin's value and his perceived vulnerability one year after he suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee on July 27. Maclin insisted throughout the spring that he is healthy and that the knee is not in the back of his mind.
June 11, 2014 |
Once on the brink of being a spectator in the district and state playoffs, La Salle is now a win away from a second PIAA Class AAAA baseball championship in three seasons. "It's pretty special," senior righthander Dom Cuoci said. "We're fortunate to be where we are. When it happens, you really have to savor it. That's what we're doing. " In Monday's state semifinal against Spring-Ford, Cuoci, a senior righthander, pitched a two-hitter with nine strikeouts as the Explorers downed Spring-Ford, 3-0, in 1 hour, 19 minutes at Neumann University in Aston.
June 10, 2014 |
La Salle, the District 12 champion, will play Spring-Ford Monday at 4 p.m. at Neumann University in Class AAAA baseball to highlight state semifinal action. The winner of that contest will play the winner of Conestoga and Seneca Valley, who play at Greene Township Park in Scotland at 4. A pair of local schools reached the Class AAA baseball semifinals. Pope John Paul II will face Tamaqua at Parkland at 6:30 and Harriton will square off with Cathedral Prep at 4 at Governor's Park in Bellefonte.
June 7, 2014 |
When he was younger, Conor Larkin pictured himself many times following in the footsteps of his two brothers and playing a key role for Spring-Ford in a high-stakes situation. Before Thursday afternoon, when the wide-eyed freshman righthander was picked to start against Methacton in a PIAA Class AAAA state quarterfinal, he expected that to happen later in his high school baseball career. Larkin handled the pressure impressively, striking out seven in six innings to help the Rams edge their Pioneer Athletic Conference rival, 3-2, at Neumann University in Aston.
May 29, 2014 |
Ninth seed North Penn continued its improbable run with a 3-1 win over No. 4 Spring-Ford on Tuesday afternoon in a District 1 Class AAAA softball semifinal at Hatboro-Horsham. All the scoring came in the sixth inning, led by Meghan Curley, who went 1 for 3 with two RBIs. Jackie Bilotti threw a five-hitter and struck out three for the victory. Becky Christoffers went 1 for 3 and doubled in a run. The Rams' lone run came on a solo homer by Jaycie Loomis. The Maidens have been the lower-seeded team in each of their playoff games, having faced No. 8 Council Rock South and top-seeded William Tennent in the first two rounds.
May 28, 2014 |
Like many Philadelphians, Paul Pettet spent much of Friday and Saturday, the unofficial first weekend of summer, driving. Except Pettet wasn't headed for the Shore or the Poconos. The 27-year city Streets Department employee was pushing on the gas pedal with his salt-stained work boots, guiding a six-wheel patcher truck down East Luzerne Street in the Juniata Park section, patching up the wounds of a brutal winter: the potholes. Philadelphia's second-snowiest winter on record (68 inches of snowfall)