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June 4, 1992 | By Mayer Brandschain, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The Wilmington Country Club team of William Campbell and Harvey McCumber won the Senior Two-Man Scramble Tournament of the Golf Association of Philadelphia with a 9-under-par 63 yesterday at Spring Mill Country Club in Ivyland, Pa.
SPORTS
September 11, 1993 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
The Wilmington Blue Rocks are one game away from elimination after losing to Winston-Salem, 5-2, last night in the best-of-five Carolina League championship series. Roman Martinez's solo homer accounted for one of the Blue Rocks' runs. Winston-Salem leads the series by 2-1 and can clinch the title this afternoon when the teams meet again.
SPORTS
May 25, 2004 | THE INQUIRER
WILMINGTON - The Wilmington Blue Rocks pounded out 15 hits last night to beat the Frederick Keys, 9-5, in the Carolina League. Mike Aviles singled home the go-ahead run off reliever Nick McCurdy in the seventh inning and Daryl Clark doubled in another run. Lake Co. 8, Lakewood 7 EASTLAKE, Ohio - The Captains rallied from a 7-4 deficit with four runs in the ninth inning to beat the BlueClaws in the South Atlantic League. Kevin Kouzmanoff's one-out double scored the tying run before Mike Conroy's sacrifice fly to center field scored Brady Snyder with the game-winner on the next at-bat.
SPORTS
September 11, 1994 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Lance Jennings drove in two runs, one with a home run, last night to power Wilmington to a 7-3 victory over the Winston-Salem Spirits and give the Blue Rocks their first Carolina League championship. Jennings, a catcher, was named MVP of the best-of-five single-A series, which Wilmington swept to win the title in only its second season of play. Jim Pittsley earned the victory, and Jaime Bluma picked up his first save of the series by pitching a perfect ninth inning. The loss went to Will Brunson.
SPORTS
June 14, 1996 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Brian Teeters' sacrifice fly drove in Donovan Delaney with the winning run in the bottom of the seventh as Wilmington defeated Prince William, 4-2, in the Carolina League. Delaney had doubled to open the inning. He also singled and scored on a home run by Mike Evans in the two-run fourth. CHARLOTTE 3, SCRANTON 0 MOOSIC, Pa. - A pair of former Phillie pitchers were involved on opposite sides of the International League decision. Mike Mimbs, recently demoted to the Red Barons, took the loss.
NEWS
May 14, 2010
Dole Fresh Fruit Co. has renewed its lease until 2025 with the Diamond State Port Corp. at the Port of Wilmington, Delaware Gov. Jack Markell announced Friday. The long-term contract "secures more than 800 jobs at the port," he said. Financial terms were not disclosed. Wilmington is the largest banana-receiving port in the world. In 2009, Dole made 57 ship calls in Wilmington. Dole is the largest banana company in North America and brings in more than 60 million individual bananas and over 1 million individual pineapples a week into Wilmington, said Stuart Jablon, Dole's vice president of operations in Wilmington.
SPORTS
August 9, 2005 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
TRENTON - Ryan Barthelemy's pinch single in the top of the ninth drove home Chris Roberson from second with the winning run last night and the Reading Phillies edged the Trenton Thunder, 3-2, in the Eastern League. Ryan Cameron picked up his 11th save by holding Trenton scoreless in the bottom of the ninth. Wilmington 5, Winston-Salem 4 WILMINGTON - The Blue Rocks edged the Warthogs in Carolina League by scoring a run in the 11th. Asheville 11, Lakewood 2 Asheville 3, Lakewood 1 ASHEVILLE, N.C. - The Tourists swept a doubleheader in the South Atlantic League, holding the BlueClaws to six hits in the first game and four in the nightcap.
SPORTS
July 20, 2001 | By Doug Hadden FOR THE INQUIRER
Wilmington Country Club's Charles McDowell, William Campbell, Harvey McCumber, and Thomas Vangrofski combined for a 3-under-par 141 to win the Golf Association of Philadelphia's Senior Four-Man Team tournament yesterday at Spring Ford Country Club. The Wilmington quartet led a field of 48 teams of men ages 55 and over in the gross two-best-balls-of-four format. In the net competition, Doylestown's Patrick Kelly, Alwyn Gougler, Marvin Lott, and Charles Zlock needed a match of cards to beat Rolling Green's Amedeo Mascitti, Frank Meo, Joseph Syernick, and Thomas George after each posted scores of 18-under 126. The results Gross Charles McDowell, William Campbell, Harvey McCumber, Thomas Vangrofski, Wilmington.
SPORTS
June 4, 1995 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Ken Ray pitched 8 1/3 innings of solid ball and shortstop Anthony Medrano sparked a two-out, four-run rally in the third inning to lift Wilmington to a 5-1 win over Winston-Salem in the second of two Carolina League games last night. Earlier, Winston-Salem won a 15-inning game, 2-1, that had been suspended Friday night and continued last night. In the second game, Medrano singled with two men on base, knocking in Oscar Jimenez. Mike Sweeney followed with a single, driving in Sergio Nunez, before Carlos Mendez brought both Medrano and Sweeney home to complete the four-run rally.
SPORTS
February 5, 2015 | BY ED BARKOWITZ, Daily News Staff Writer barkowe@phillynews.com
THERE'S A real good chance Dan Burke will never forget his first win as head coach over Herb Magee. Burke, the Wilmington coach, played at conference rival Chestnut Hill for 4 years and was an assistant at CHC for 4 more before getting his current gig last summer. "I grew up in this area and know all about Herb Magee and what a legend he is," Burke said. "But to be honest, his 1,000th win was not our focus. We have a playoff race that we're concentrating on. " Wilmington strengthened its playoff position with a thrilling, 72-70 upset over host Philadelphia U. in front of a packed house at the Gallagher Center.
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January 30, 2016 | By Bob Fernandez, STAFF WRITER
Comcast Ventures, the venture capital arm of the cable giant, has invested in Wilmington's College Ave Student Loans. The College Ave Student Loans start-up operates an online marketplace to connect college students with loans for college. Comcast Ventures, part of Comcast Corp., was the largest investor in a $20-million financing round that includes Fenway Summer Ventures, DW Partners and former Sallie Mae CEO Albert L. Lord. College Ave Student Student Loans launched in 2014 and originated its first college loan in January 2015.
SPORTS
January 26, 2016 | By Jeff Neiburg, For the Daily News
WINTER STORM Jonas left the Daskalakis Athletic Center largely empty and relatively quiet for much of Sunday afternoon's game between Drexel and visiting North Carolina-Wilmington, which was originally slated for Saturday afternoon. It was plenty quiet enough for Drexel coach Bruiser Flint's voice to be heard. So when UNC-Wilmington guard Denzel Ingram hit back-to-back three-pointers over Dragons guard Tavon Allen, Flint's message to his senior leading scorer was heard loud and clear.
BUSINESS
January 17, 2016
The U.S. Coast Guard has proposed a $65,000 civil fine against a cargo ship that delivered fresh fruit to the Port of Wilmington earlier this month. The Nassau, Bahamas-flagged Discovery Bay reefer was cited for "nonfunctioning" oil pollution prevention equipment, and other infractions, during a routine inspection by the Coast Guard on Jan. 4. The captain and 20 crew are being detained while the ship gets new equipment, and the crew is retrained, said Coast Guard Cmdr. Dennis Miller, chief of prevention for the Delaware River and Bay. The fruit came from Valparaiso, Chile.
NEWS
January 13, 2016 | BY DAVID GAMBACORTA, Staff Writer
WELL, SO MUCH for fishing trips and relaxing at the beach. Wilmington Mayor Dennis Williams announced yesterday that former Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey had been hired as a public safety consultant. Williams' spokeswoman, Alexandra Coppadge, said Ramsey's contract would last seven months and pay him up to $16,000 a month. Ramsey will meet regularly with Police Chief Bobby Cummings and work "hands-on with the Police Department on a weekly basis," Coppadge said.
NEWS
December 23, 2015 | BY WILL BUNCH, Staff Writer
THEY CALLED themselves "the Goon Squad" - a kind of A-Team of strong, burly African-American men who drove the streets of Wilmington's predominantly black neighborhoods in the late 1960s looking for early signs of gang violence and telling young people to keep it cool. Herman Holloway Jr., a veteran community activist in the Delaware city who helped organize the Goon Squad when he was in his early 20s, recalls that the team included a former Navy heavyweight boxing champ and a man who moved broken-down cars with his bare hands.
NEWS
December 23, 2015 | BY VINNY VELLA & JASON NARK, Staff Writers
WILMINGTON - Everyone who shuffled in and out of Peoples Market at 7th and Washington streets carried a memory: cold, grim details about gunshots, fatherless children, memorials. They shouted them into the rain and cigarette smoke on the corner, a brief testament to this city's ongoing violence. Their common threads were the sons, cousins, friends and daughters they'd known and lost, all shot dead here, blocks away or just a few feet from where they stood, casualties of a small city struggling with a big problem in the first state to ratify the Constitution.
NEWS
December 17, 2015
By Vic Brown More than anything else, I can still clearly see the little girls in their white dresses and veils, and the little boys in their nice blue suits. They were there with their families, sprinkled throughout the Green Room restaurant in the Hotel DuPont in Wilmington. That's what happened in those days, on a May Sunday morning following First Communion at the local parishes. The families would not throw parties but would opt instead for an elegant family breakfast in the most elegant restaurant in town.
NEWS
November 16, 2015 | By Mike Newall, Inquirer Columnist
Sometimes we feel overlooked here in Philadelphia. Sometimes this is a crisis of our own making. Sometimes we refuse to see anything but our own shortcomings. Sometimes, though, we really are getting screwed. For example, anyone unfamiliar with the East Coast, driving north out of D.C. on I-95 for the first time, could be forgiven for feeling shocked when Philly appears on the horizon where - at least according to the road signs - a major city is not supposed to be. Yes, it's true.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 31, 2015 | By Dan DeLuca, Inquirer Music Critic
The first verse of the title track to Like a Rose , Ashley Monroe's 2013 album that announced the singer as one of the very best songwriters in Nashville, goes like this: "I was only 13 when Daddy died, Mama started drinking, and my brother just quit trying/ I'm still bouncing back, heaven only knows/ How I came out like a rose. " "Like a Rose" was not a strictly autobiographical song for Monroe, who headlines the World Cafe Live at the Queen in Wilmington on Friday in support of her new album, The Blade . For one thing, the song's heroine packs her bags and heads south from North Dakota, not Knoxville, Tenn., where Monroe grew up. But the song, which was the product of a cowriting session with Guy Clark and Jon Randall, is shot through with emotional truth for the now-29-year-old Monroe, who moved to Music City with her mother when she was 15, two years after her father died of pancreatic cancer.
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