June 5, 2014 |
Will Manganiello walked past his team huddle after the first quarter. Penncrest had a one-goal lead, but before he got to the water cooler, he turned his head to the right and shouted to his teammates: "We're not just going to win. We have to work for it. " Manganiello led by example Tuesday night and scored five goals as Penncrest beat Mount Lebanon, 15-10, in the PIAA boys' lacrosse semifinals at Cumberland Valley. "We knew we could beat any team, but they're not just going to lay over and give it to us," Manganiello said.
May 29, 2014 |
In his eight-year career as a golf professional, Rusty Harbold says, the largest check he has ever cashed for his performance in competition was $750. After carding a 5-under-par 67 Tuesday to grab the lead at the Haverford Trust Classic, the most lucrative event in the Philadelphia Section PGA, Harbold has a shot at earning 100 times that much by collecting the winner's check for $75,000. The problem is, rain and lightning engulfed the Sunnybrook Golf Club course in Plymouth Meeting shortly after 5:30 p.m., forcing the suspension of play with 29 players yet to finish.
May 24, 2014 |
With hopes of playing for the championship, Moorestown showed its offensive strength Thursday. The No. 1-seeded Quakers scored 13 first-half goals in a 20-4 rout of visiting fourth seed Notre Dame in the South Jersey Group 3 girls' lacrosse semifinals. Marie McCool had eight points for Moorestown, netting four goals and four assists. Lauren Martinelli scored a hat trick. Tristan McGinley and Kierstyn Voiro each had two goals and an assist. In other sectional Group 3 action: Princeton 17, Clearview 11 - Ali Donohue, Hannah Quast, and Holly Tevis each had a hat trick for No. 2 Clearview in a loss to visiting, third-seeded Princeton.
May 23, 2014 |
New Jersey's utility regulator on Wednesday approved Public Service Electric and Gas Co.'s $1.22 billion "Energy Strong" plan to protect its electric and gas systems from severe storms. The plan, a scaled-back version of a PSE&G proposal to spend $2.6 billion on grid-hardening projects, includes $620 million to protect, raise or relocate 29 switching and substations that were damaged by water in recent storms; $350 million to upgrade 250 miles of low-pressure cast iron natural gas mains; $100 million to create system redundancies; $100 million for smart-grid technologies; and $50 million to protect gas facilities from floods.
May 21, 2014 |
Too many customers received mixed messages, contradictory messages - or no message at all - from their electric utilities during the massive February ice storm, according to state regulators. The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission on Monday documented shortcomings in the way Peco Energy Co. and other electric utilities communicated with customers during the storm, which knocked out 960,000 customers, including 724,000 Peco customers. While generally commending the utilities' response, the PUC made 11 recommendations - mostly regarding outreach with customers and local governments.
May 19, 2014 |
Zac MacMath stood in the penalty area, waving and yelling at no one in particular. The Union goalkeeper had just allowed a first-half goal in a 5-3 loss to the New England Revolution at PPL Park in Chester on Saturday night, and it had came all too easy. The way the Revs are playing right now, most things do. The Union provided little in the way of resistance. The emphatic outcome snuffed out any hope that the Union's 2-1 upset at Sporting Kansas City Wednesday marked a lasting turn in fortunes.
May 19, 2014 |
The host Soul outscored the Tampa Bay Storm, 21-0, in the third quarter and cruised to a 62-34 Arena Football League victory in front of 8,058 fans at the Wells Fargo Center on Saturday night. The Soul (5-4) were led by Ryan McDaniel's four receiving touchdowns and a defense that forced four turnovers on four interceptions. "We realized we need to have all three pieces to win - offense, defense, and special teams," Soul coach Clint Dolezel said after the victory. "In the second half, we really came together and dominated using all three pieces.
May 18, 2014
What: Arena Football League Tampa Bay Storm (3-5) at Soul (4-4) Where: Wells Fargo Center When: Saturday at 6 p.m. TV: ESPN3, CBS Sports Network Outlook: Good chance for the Soul to move above .500 for the first time this season against a struggling Tampa team currently on a four-game losing streak. . . . The Soul began the season 0-3. . . . The Soul offense is clicking after scoring a season-high 79 points last week against New Orleans. . . .The Soul's Derrick Ross leads the league in rushing with 215 yards.
May 13, 2014 |
A rainy week? Yum. A super-cell thunderstorm? Better yet, a tornado? That's the trifecta. "Vacation of a lifetime!" gushed Matt Flournoy, 21, as classmate Brad Guay, 19, nodded in agreement. Meet the departing and incoming presidents of one of Pennsylvania State University's newest clubs: the Storm Chase Team, or PSUChase (pronounced "sue-chase") for short. Twenty-three members of the club, all meteorology majors, left Sunday for a 10-day trip to the Midwest, where they will hunt tornados under the guidance of Jason Berry, a professional storm-chaser based in Indiana.
May 10, 2014 |
A week after some of the worst flooding in the area in recent memory, the Schuylkill is ready to host the largest collegiate rowing competition in the country, the Dad Vail Regatta. Friday and Saturday's competition comes after crews spent nearly a week clearing tons of debris along the Kelly and Martin Luther King Jr. Drives and from the swollen river itself. "We've been working on the cleanup since the storm last week," Mark Focht, Philadelphia's first deputy commissioner for parks and recreation, said Thursday.