October 25, 2015 |
Malachi Winters turned the corner and saw nothing but green grass between him and the end zone. It was clear sailing for the Hammonton quarterback on the second play of the game and clear sailing for the Blue Devils for the rest of a remarkable Friday night. "It's amazing," Winters said of Hammonton's 34-0 victory over Delsea in a West Jersey Football League National Division clash of unbeaten teams. The visiting Blue Devils turned a showdown between teams ranked in the top 3 in South Jersey into a showcase of football dominance, controlling every aspect of the game before a huge crowd at John Oberg Field.
October 16, 2015 |
The Flyers' uncanny regular-season home success against the powerful Chicago Blackhawks continued Wednesday night. Sizzling backup goalie Michal Neuvirth recorded his second consecutive shutout and Sam Gagner, Claude Giroux, and Matt Read scored goals, keying the Flyers' 12th straight regular-season home win against the Blackhawks, 3-0, at the electric Wells Fargo Center. The Flyers (2-1-1) got stellar goaltending and penalty killing, outhit the defending Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks, and put together their third strong effort in four games.
October 9, 2015 |
Kiersten Rickenbach stood out for both her long blond hair and sharp mind at Washington Township High School, where she often spoke of her plans to attend Duke University and become a pediatric oncologist. Nicknamed "Blonde" and "Barbie," she was voted "Most Studious" and "Most Likely to Succeed" by her classmates. In 1995, when she graduated, she was valedictorian. "With Kiersten, there wasn't a doubt in my mind that she was going to become a physician," said Karin Eckert-Carpenter, her guidance counselor, who helped her apply to Duke.
October 4, 2015 |
With the wind whipping and the rain still pelting down, Malvern Prep's soaked players celebrated one of the program's bigger upsets in recent memory. The Friars, netting 236 yards on the ground and capitalizing on a pair of first-half muffed punts, stunned two-time defending Class AAAA state champion St. Joseph's Prep, 33-21, in a nonleague contest Friday night at Plymouth Whitemarsh. Sophomore tailback O'Shaan Allison led the way for the visitors, carrying 29 times for 149 yards and three touchdowns.
September 28, 2015 |
The Rolls-Royce Wraith is a car that anesthetizes all the muscles that keep your jaw from dropping. Despite the fact it weighs a rather porcine 2.7 tons, this uncharacteristically sporty fastback coupe is the fastest Rolls ever, vaulting from 0 to 60 in a scant 4.4 seconds. It is equally stunning visually. The optional $8,950 two-tone finish on the tester had to be among the most wonderful automotive paint work I've ever seen. Inside, ubiquitous top-grade leather, exotic veneers, and "lambswool footmats" evoked an opulence only hinted at by the contents of King Tut's burial chamber.
September 27, 2015 |
Delsea quarterback Quinn Collins ran for four touchdowns on Friday night. That wasn't even the most noteworthy thing about the senior's sensational performance. Collins completed two huge passes in the final eight minutes as Delsea rallied from a 10-point deficit to stun top-ranked Timber Creek 35-31 before a huge crowd at John Oberg Field. "Monumental," Collins said of the Crusaders' victory over the Chargers, who were the No. 1 team in The Inquirer's Top 25 rankings. Collins scored on three quarterback sneaks from one yard out and ran 19 yards for another touchdown for fifth-ranked Delsea in the wildly entertaining West Jersey Football League National Division game.
September 26, 2015 |
All things must come to an end, and that includes Villanova's dominance over Penn on the football field. That's just what happened Thursday night at Villanova as the rebuilding Quakers dominated the Wildcats all night long and defeated them, 24-13. The victory was Penn's first against the Wildcats since 1911. The win improved Penn's record to 1-1. Villanova fell to 2-2. The win was Penn's first against a top-5 team on the road in Quakers history, and the biggest play of the game was appropriately stunning.
September 22, 2015 |
Dallas Cowboys safety Danny McCray was so excited about nearly blocking an Eagles punt in the first half that he went back to the sidelines and asked special teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia to run that same scheme again in the second half. And on the second attempt, McCray didn't miss, playing a major role during Sunday's 20-10 win over the flat Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. With Dallas holding a 6-0 lead, McCray went untouched to block a Donnie Jones punt following the Eagles' first series in the second half.
July 25, 2015 |
Defender Sheanon Williams, a fan favorite who joined the Union late in their inaugural Major League Soccer season in 2010, was emotional Thursday after learning he was traded along with an international spot to the Houston Dynamo for general allocation money and future considerations. "It is definitely sad," Williams said. "I love this club and would have liked nothing more than to spend a long time here, and it didn't work out that way. " This is obviously the forerunner to another move.
June 14, 2015 |
From the opening curtain to the final darkening of the lights, exuberant reactions - both subjectively visceral and objectively profound - rippled through the Merriam Theater at the Pennsylvania Ballet's season closer Thursday night. Choreographer William Forsythe has returned to the States after decades helming Ballet Frankfurt and then his own company in Dresden. The Philadelphia premiere of his 1991 The Second Detail is his third work from the Pennsylvania Ballet. These decades-old, neoclassical ballets will appeal to lovers of Balanchine, whom Forsythe most admired, and, to my eye, advanced the Balanchine aesthetic.