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March 30, 1989 | By Frederick Cusick, Inquirer Staff Writer
Keeping Coatesville's streets clean is a harder job than you think. Two years ago, the council made the mistake of selling the city's aging street sweeper rather paying a few thousand dollars for repairs. Council members discovered later that the city was shelling out thousands of dollars to hire a company to sweep the streets. On Monday, the council voted unanimously to buy a slightly used sweeper from a Flourtown dealer for $92,000 - only to have to throw out the deal an hour later because of problems with the bidding process and complaints from another dealer who had offered to sell a brand-new sweeper to the city for about $87,000.
NEWS
February 18, 1990 | By Michael Rinker, Special to The Inquirer
The Downingtown Borough Council has approved spending money to complete two projects and has taken the first step to borrow money for future ones. The council Wednesday night agreed to buy a street sweeper from GranTurk Equipment Co. Inc. of King of Prussia for $67,854. The decision put to rest an issue that arose nearly three years ago. Last May, council decided after almost two years of debate to have all of Downingtown's streets cleaned. At the time, council voted to rent a street sweeper, but Frank A. Manetta, who was mayor at the time, began a crusade to have the borough buy its own. The council also gave final approval for $28,335 to complete the refurbishing of the historical Log House.
NEWS
June 8, 1990 | By Donna St. George, Inquirer Staff Writer
His powerful hands pushing a wide broom, Jeremiah Hill is sweeping his way down Sansom Street, one patch of pavement after another, singing softly as he goes, looking up as people pass. "Good morning," Hill says again and again, his sturdy, round face extending a gentle smile. "Have a happy day. " That's clearly the kind of day Hill is having - this husky, graying man in a fluorescent-orange vest, out in the streets of Center City at 6 a.m., a warm face greeting workers as they trudge to another day at the office.
NEWS
May 7, 1989 | By Larry Borska, Special to The Inquirer
For the first time in three years, the Downingtown Borough Council has decided to have all of the borough's streets cleaned. The council decided at a work session Wednesday night to rent a street sweeper to clean the entire borough once, but left unresolved the issue of whether to purchase a sweeper. Some of the main streets in the borough were cleaned last year to prepare for the Fourth of July, but borough manager Donald Greenleaf said cleaning every road has not occurred for about three years.
SPORTS
November 23, 1999 | By Joe Santoliquito, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Two players converged on Danny Thomas, seemingly from nowhere, and it appeared for a second as if he would be trapped. A shoulder bob, a quick flick of his ankle, and just as quickly, Thomas was out of harm's way and getting the soccer ball up the field. That happened frequently this season for the 5-foot-8, 160-pound Neshaminy senior sweeper. Thomas has a keen sense of the field and knows what to do with the ball. He was constantly creating plays and setting up the Redskins' offense, the way a quarterback does in football.
SPORTS
September 28, 1995 | By Nick Fierro, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Switching schools midway through his high school soccer career was not a problem. Being on the sideline for the second half of last season was. That was the situation Mike Skahan had to deal with last year as a junior sweeper at Archbishop Ryan. "It was a 50-50 ball," he recalled. "We were playing (Bishop) McDevitt, I think. I got there and (the McDevitt player) got there at the same time. I got the ball, and he got me. " The inadvertent spike left Skahan with a broken bone in his right foot and the Raiders without their No. 1 guy for the most crucial position on the field.
SPORTS
September 26, 1996 | By Nick Fierro, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Field hockey has never been Misty Drasher's favorite sport, or her best, but George Washington coach Dottie Walton doesn't mind having the senior sweeper in uniform for the fall season. Drasher, who has been a fixture in the lineup since her freshman year, has picked up on the intricacies well enough to become a defensive force on arguably the stingiest team in the Public League. "Misty doesn't score a lot," Walton said, "but she prevents scores. She certainly is a foundation for our defense.
SPORTS
September 21, 1999 | By Marc Narducci, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
It takes a lot to keep Billy Finnegan out of the Gloucester Catholic lineup in boys' soccer. This summer, a couple of health scares nearly did. Finnegan, a midfielder who is playing sweeper as a senior, took his physical in August. "The doctor heard a weird sound when he was listening to my heart and brought in two other doctors, and they heard it," Finnegan said. "They ordered a cardiogram. " He was told he could do light training until the results came back, but the next day, he suffered heartburn while jogging.
SPORTS
October 22, 1998 | By Nick Fierro, FOR THE INQUIRER
The hardest concept for Nick Colacicco to grasp was control. As a sophomore marking back for Archbishop Ryan's Catholic League boys' soccer champions in 1996, he stepped in on a part-time basis and helped set the defensive tone for many of the Raiders' key wins. Same thing last season, when he moved to sweeper. But controlling an opponent is not necessarily the same as being in control, as Colacicco gradually learned in making the transition to his new position. "Coach [George Todt]
SPORTS
September 25, 2001 | By Marc Narducci INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It all began reluctantly at the side of a barn, facing shots coming from all directions. Shawnee's Jeff Grosser had no choice back then. He had to play soccer and stand in goal while his brother, Rich, pelted shot after shot in his direction. Back then, Grosser had to be forced to play, but he was only 4 years old. Grosser learned to love the game, but he didn't stay in goal much beyond those shooting sessions at the family's former home in Hopewell, N.J. Now a senior, Grosser is still stopping his share of shots but as a sweeper and third-year starter for Shawnee.
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December 12, 2013 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
YOU ALWAYS KNEW when Ace Nelson was in the room. His booming voice announced his presence, and when you looked up, there he was in his stylish threads, ready to take on the world. "Julius exuded self-confidence," his family said. Julius "Ace" Nelson Sr., a native of Brooklyn, N.Y., who came to Philadelphia as a child, a man of many talents, proud of his job as a city street sweeper and union officer and a Marine veteran, died Nov. 23 of a brain tumor. He was 56 and was living in Wilmington, Del. Julius was an outstanding football player, both at Edward Bok Vocational High School, from which he graduated, and in the Marine Corps.
SPORTS
November 14, 2012 | By Tim McManus, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Lindsay Briggs doesn't score goals. She'd be the first to tell you. In fact, she had just that conversation with her Conwell-Egan teammates before playing Tuesday. Maybe that's why when the Eagles lined up to take a free kick late in a scoreless first half of a Class A state girls' soccer semifinal, no one bothered to guard her. Briggs sneaked in from her sweeper spot to score the game's first goal and put Conwell-Egan on track for a 2-1 victory over Christopher Dock at Council Rock North and its first trip to the state final.
SPORTS
November 14, 2012 | By Tim McManus, Inquirer Staff Writer
Lindsay Briggs doesn't score goals. She'd be the first to tell you. In fact, she had just that conversation with her Conwell-Egan teammates before playing Tuesday. Maybe that's why when the Eagles lined up to take a free kick late in a scoreless first half of a Class A state girls' soccer semifinal, no one bothered to guard her. Briggs sneaked in from her sweeper spot to score the game's first goal and put Conwell-Egan on track for a 2-1 victory over Christopher Dock at Council Rock North and its first trip to the state final.
NEWS
July 17, 2011 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo, Inquirer Staff Writer
SEA ISLE CITY, N.J. - It's not a sashay on a pageant runway, but 14-year-old Tori Cookson treats her daily walk down a beach pathway to collect trash and sweep sand with just as much care. At the end of each day, with her two younger brothers and under her mother's supervision, the current Miss Teen Gloucester County USA heads to the entrance of the 85th Street beach with a pair of work gloves. The family, which lives in the Mickleton section of East Greenwich Township and summers in Sea Isle's Townsends Inlet section, scours the area for candy wrappers, cigarette butts, and other trash left by beachgoers or carried there on the near-constant breeze.
SPORTS
September 23, 2010 | By Don Beideman, Inquirer Staff Writer
When Archbishop Wood beat Archbishop Carroll on Sunday in girls' soccer, it marked coach Bill Cappo's 200th win in 17 seasons. It was also a surprise to him. "I don't keep track of wins and losses," said Cappo, whose Vikings are the defending Catholic League champions. "My assistant coach told me after the game. " Not only was Cappo in the dark on how many wins he had, but so were members of his team before the 10-0 victory. "I don't know that it would have been any more incentive for us - we won the game rather easily - if we had known, but I'm so proud of him for reaching 200 wins," said Deanna Messner, Wood's freshman goalie.
NEWS
September 22, 2010 | By Don Beideman, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
When Archbishop Wood beat Archbishop Carroll on Sunday in girls' soccer, it marked coach Bill Cappo's 200th win in 17 seasons. It was also a surprise to him. "I don't keep track of wins and losses," said Cappo, whose Vikings are the defending Catholic League champions. "My assistant coach told me after the game. " Not only was Cappo in the dark on how many wins he had, but so were members of his team before the 10-0 victory. "I don't know that it would have been any more incentive for us - we won the game rather easily - if we had known, but I'm so proud of him for reaching 200 wins," said Deanna Messner, Wood's freshman goalie.
SPORTS
October 10, 2009 | By Marc Narducci INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The game was as difficult as the battle for the Burlington County Liberty Division girls' soccer title. Nothing is easy in the Liberty and that was demonstrated yesterday as visiting Moorestown and Cinnaminson played to a 1-1 draw. Moorestown, which has won 11 consecutive division titles is now 5-3-2 overall and 4-1-2 in the Liberty. Cinnaminson is 8-2, 4-1-1, with the loss coming earlier to Moorestown. "We played our hearts out," said Moorestown's Kathleen Wolf, who scored the game's first goal on a 22-yard direct kick that went into the upper right corner five minutes into the game.
SPORTS
September 18, 2009 | By Marc Narducci INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Two things are a given concerning Haddonfield's boys' soccer team. The Bulldogs will play a physical game and they will win their share of balls in the air. Coach Joe Falana has won 562 games with this style, and it enabled Haddonfield to defeat rival Haddon Heights, 2-0, yesterday in a Colonial Conference Liberty Division game. Ranked No. 8 in South Jersey by The Inquirer, Haddonfield is now 2-1 overall and 2-0 in the Colonial Liberty, while Heights is 1-1, 1-1. This is one of the best rivalries in South Jersey soccer, and both teams played a clean but physical game.
SPORTS
November 8, 2008 | By Phil Anastasia INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Ryan Kelly scored twice off sweet feeds from Jake Perry as West Deptford beat Cumberland, 3-0, yesterday in a quarterfinal of the South Jersey Group 3 boys' soccer tournament. Kelly converted a perfect pass from Perry just 4 minutes, 43 seconds into the game at West Deptford Park. "We don't know some of these teams that we see in the playoffs, so it's important to get that first goal," Perry said. "It settled us down. " Third-seeded West Deptford improved to 18-2-1 and advanced to Monday's semifinal against second-seeded Moorestown.
SPORTS
September 28, 2008 | By Bill Iezzi INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
"Go, Sheray. " "Go, Breanna. " Those were constant refrains from the Cherry Hill West bench during an Olympic Conference Patriot Division girls' soccer game against host Triton yesterday. And the two forwards did go - right to the net for two scores to lead the Lions to a 2-1 victory. The Lions are 2-3-1 overall, 2-1-1 in the division. Junior Sheray Anthony and sophomore Breanna Heifet scored early in the first and second half, respectively, and West won a game whose score belied the flow.
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