February 14, 2015 |
It's such an obvious comparison - and a bit cheesy - but it's one that is hard to resist. "People are always telling me, 'You know, you actually remind me of her,' " said Brittany Garner, the 6-foot-3 freshman sensation for the Camden Catholic girls' basketball team. Garner's name happens to be just two letters off from that of 6-8 basketball star Brittany Griner, the best women's post player in the world, known for her two-handed slam dunks. Last year, Garner visited New York to watch Griner's Phoenix Mercury take on the New York Liberty.
December 29, 2014 |
Cardinal O'Hara didn't score a point in the first quarter Saturday. The Lions trailed by 22 at the half. They had Springfield (Delco) right where they wanted it. Cardinal O'Hara came roaring back in the second half to defeat the Cougars, 54-53, at Haverford High's Coaches vs. Cancer Play Day. Liutauras Repsys, a 6-foot-10 junior center, made the second of two free throws with 2.6 seconds left to give the Lions their only lead. Ahmad Williams (12 points) tied it on a three-point play with a minute left.
December 23, 2014 |
Will Brazukas hit a baseline jumper with 0.5 seconds left as the Father Judge boys' basketball team beat Pope John Paul II, 47-45, Sunday at the Mary Kline Classic at Archbishop Wood. Brazukas finished with seven points. Justin Fleming nailed four threes and led the Crusaders with 16 points. Mike Cianciulli and Nick Giampietro scored 17 and 15 points, respectively, for the Golden Panthers. Also at the Mary Kline Classic, Daron Russell drained in 24 points to lead Imhotep Charter to a 73-68 overtime victory over Trenton Catholic.
April 28, 2014 |
Benedict A. Paparella, 87, of Villanova, a philosophy professor at Villanova University, died Wednesday, April 16, at the Birches at Arbour Square in Harleysville of complications from a stroke. The son of Italian immigrants, Mr. Paparella was born in Trenton and graduated from Trenton Catholic Boys High School in 1944. He enlisted in the Navy for the remaining years of World War II, serving as a hospital corpsman in the Pacific. After the war, he earned a biology degree from Georgetown University and a master's in philosophy from the Catholic University of America.
February 10, 2014 |
John Mullin stood near the Bensalem bench on Saturday afternoon and placed his hands on his head. It was all the boys' basketball coach said he could do. The Owls team manager, Kevin Grow - an 18-year-old student who has Down syndrome - was knocking down three-pointer after three-pointer as Bensalem finished off Neshaminy, 64-40, in a Suburban One National game. Mullin said "it felt like a movie. " Grow, in his fourth-year as manager, played his first game a night earlier, hitting a foul shot before sinking a fastbreak layup.
February 2, 2014 |
Before Dominique Ward was "the girl who can dunk," she was the girl who played football. She was a wide receiver, a quarterback, and a running back for Trenton's Pop Warner team. And, yes, she was good. "The boys used to get so mad when I would score," Ward said. "Everyone would be like, 'How is she doing this?' " Ward's athleticism is inherently flashy - and so is her style. Last basketball season, she wore neon shoes. This year, she wears a different-colored sneaker on each foot.
January 30, 2014 |
Timber Creek's Brittany Martin was nearly unstoppable Tuesday night, and fouling the junior guard to slow her was not an option. Martin's 23 points led all players and powered the visiting Chargers to a 44-39 win over Holy Cross in the South Jersey Invitational girls' basketball tournament. With her team trailing by a point after one quarter, Martin chipped in six points in the second and Timber Creek never looked back. Seven other Chargers scored, but none finished with more than four points.
January 15, 2014 |
Myles Powell scored the bulk of his 1,000 career points in a Medford Tech uniform. So it was more than a little ironic that Powell reached the historic milestone in a game against his old team. Powell, a 6-foot-3 guard, hit a deep three-pointer from the wing to reach the 1,000-point plateau in the first quarter of host Trenton Catholic's 74-56 victory over Medford Tech in a Burlington County League inter-division game Monday night. "He's still a Jaguar," said Medford Tech coach Nick Powell, who is no relation to the player.
January 6, 2014 |
Jada Atchison's coaches told her at halftime that she had 34 points. Sixteen points later, she found herself in the 50-point club. Atchison's 50-point performance propelled Burlington City to a 70-25 victory at Camden in nonleague girls' basketball Saturday. After the game, Atchison's Twitter account blew up with friends and family congratulating her on her performance. The outing left the junior guard just 40 points short of 1,000 in her high school career. "They're excited.
December 19, 2013 |
The first time Kathy Hunter saw Tyler Raysor walking the halls of Haddon Heights, she felt it was like an illusion. "I saw her waving at me," said Hunter, the school's girls' basketball coach. "And somebody said, 'That's Tyler.' So I went over to talk to her, and she told me she was transferring to Haddon Heights. " Hunter paused. "Seriously," she said. "I was jumping up and down with joy. " The excitement wasn't just over Raysor's athleticism - polished enough to earn her a Division I scholarship to Rhode Island - or that at 6-foot-2 she is one of the state's tallest players.