October 29, 1986 |
The November "sweeps" begin today, television's quarterly quest for the highest possible ratings and the increased profits that customarily follow. Sweeps are conducted in February, May, July and November. The February and November sweeps are by far the most important; in colder months, viewership is higher because more people are indoors, next to their televisions. Two ratings services conduct the sweeps in almost identical four-week periods. Arbitron's begins today and ends Nov. 25. The A. C. Nielsen Co.'s will begin tomorrow and wind up Nov. 26. November and February are when the networks traditionally put on their biggest specials, to please their affiliated stations, which benefit most directly from sweeps success.
May 18, 2008 |
LAKEWOOD, N.J. - The West Virginia Power swept a doubleheader against the Lakewood BlueClaws yesterday in the South Atlantic League. Evan Anundsen and Rob Bryson combined on a three-hitter in the first game, a 5-2 Power win. Jonathan Lucroy homered in Game 2, a 6-4 decision. Camden 10, Southern Maryland 2 WALDORF, Md. - The Riversharks grabbed an Atlantic League win over the Blue Crabs, a new franchise.
June 29, 1996 |
Strong pitching by Carlton Loewer and Rich Hunter gave Reading a doubleheader sweep of Harrisburg last night. Loewer (5-5) went six innings and allowed only one run in winning the opener, 3-1. He struck out four and walked three. Hunter (1-1) went 6 1/3 and allowed just one run to win the second game, 4-1. CANTON 4, TRENTON 3 SCRANTON 4, ROCHESTER 2 WILMINGTON 6, KINSTON 4
August 14, 1992 |
Top-seeded Fran Schecter of Wayne rallied to win the Waynesborough 35-and- over women's tennis championship with a 7-5, 6-2 victory over Pat Leidy of Bridgewater, N.J., yesterday at the Waynesborough Country Club. Schecter also teamed with Connie Van Housen of Newtown to win the doubles championship. They triumphed, 6-0, 6-1, over Leslie Pixley of Waynesborough and Janet Cook of Lansdale.
July 17, 1994 |
Two former No. 1 draft picks of the Phillies - Jeff Jackson and Chad McConnell - helped Reading sweep an Eastern League doubleheader from Trenton last night. McConnell hit a three-run homer to lead Reading to a 5-2 win in the first game. Reading used Jackson's grand slam to win the second, 5-1. SCRANTON 6, PAWTUCKET 5 PAWTUCKET, R.I. - Dave Hollins, on a rehabilitation assignment, hit a three-run homer in his first at-bat in the International League game.
May 25, 1996 |
Penn crews made a sweep of all five rowing races yesterday in the Madeira Cup Regatta against Cornell on the Schuylkill. The heavyweight varsity eight, coached by Stan Bergman, won the Madeira Cup by outrowing the Big Red by 2 1/4 boat lengths. Penn won the junior-varsity race by a wide margin, won the freshman four by a half-length, took the first freshman eight by 1 1/4 lengths and captured the open four by 2 1/4 lengths. Bill Belden (bow), Gerry Sweeney, Hardy Viener, Matt Guerrieri, Marcus Dahiloff, Jake Watkins, Justin Angle, stroke Tom Rymes and coxswain Hope Varney were in the Penn varsity shell.
October 27, 1994 |
The lads from Wellington College near Reading, England, displayed their prowess in the speedy sport of racquets by winning four singles and a doubles match yesterday against an adult team at the Philadelphia Racquet Club. The Wellington players are ages 18 and younger. They have reason to be good at racquets, in which a 1-inch-diameter, hard white ball is propelled around a big slate court at tremendous speed. The British youths have their own court, built in 1869. One of the outstanding matches yesterday resulted in a 3-15, 15-9, 15-7, 15-1 victory for Wellington's Dan Kinder over John Madzin.
January 6, 2013 |
Tyler Callendar had an impressive outing Saturday afternoon as he helped host Council Rock North win all four of its matches at the Jack Callendar Memorial Rock Yard Duals, named after Tyler's late father. Callendar, a junior, wrestled for the first time this season and won all four of his bouts by pin. He is the defending 220-pound District 1 North AAA champ. The Indians knocked off four New Jersey teams: Absegami, Lower Cape May, St. Augustine Prep, and Williamstown. The three other Pennsylvania teams (Council Rock South, Germantown Academy and Pennsbury)
May 30, 1989 |
David Burba of Williamsport had a no-hitter for 6 2/3 innings in the first game of a doubleheader yesterday, and Tino Martinez slammed two home runs in the nightcap as the visiting Bills swept two games from the Reading Phillies, 6-3 and 8-1. Burba's no-hitter in the first game was broken up with just one out left in the game when Reading catcher Sal Agostinelli doubled home three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning. The bases became loaded on two walks and an error. Leftfielder Harry Davis singled home two runs for the Seattle Mariners' Bills in the second to highlight a three-run inning.