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March 26, 1992 | The Philadelphia Inquirer / VICKI VALERIO
Along the Wissahickon, a favorite haunt of nature lovers, spring arrives in many ways. Warmer days and greener trees have walkers and joggers hurrying to the trail. And spruce-up efforts pick up. Yesterday's high of 58 was but a breath of spring, however. Colder weather approaches.
SPORTS
February 3, 1992 | By Nick Fierro, SPECIAL TO THE INQUIRER
Jason Carter, a 6-foot-2 junior forward, has transferred from La Salle High to Wissahickon and will be eligible to play basketball immediately for the Trojans. Carter, the son of 76ers assistant coach Fred Carter, will begin classes at Wissahickon today. "It was a situation where things didn't work out, basketball-wise and school-wise," Jason Carter said of La Salle. La Salle entered yesterday's game against North Catholic with a 4-12 overall record. The Explorers, three-time defending Catholic League North champions, were 1-7 in the league and buried in eighth place.
SPORTS
November 9, 2012 | The Inquirer Staff
Once Melanie Frye gets going, it's difficult to stop her, Wissahickon field hockey coach Lucy Gil said. In overtime Thursday, Cardinal O'Hara found that out when Frye sprinted the length of the field before setting up the goal that gave the Trojans a 2-1 victory at Bonner-Prendergast in the first round of the Class AAA state tournament. The junior forward brought the ball out of the defensive zone and passed three defenders by outrunning them before dishing a pass to senior forward Emily Gallagher for the winner.
NEWS
April 8, 1993 | By Paul J. Lim, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Charles Christine, Wissahickon school board vice president and one of the leading conservative voices in the district, has decided not to seek a third term on the board. Christine's decision came less than two weeks after Mary Claghorn resigned her seat on the board, citing family- and work-related reasons. A third board member, Mary Stoebenau, chose not to file for re-election. Stoebenau and Christine represented Lower Gwynedd on the board, which also serves Ambler and Whitpain.
SPORTS
January 12, 2013 | By the Inquirer Staff
Wissahickon overcame a 12-point deficit after two matches Friday to defeat host Pottsgrove, 39-33, in nonleague wrestling. With Pottsgrove leading by 27-24, Patrick Fennell (170) and Eric An (182) recorded consecutive pins to put the Trojans ahead, 36-27. After a pin by the Falcons' Jared Ludy at 195, C.J. Virtu (220) secured the win with a 6-1 decision. Pins by heavyweight Patrick Finn and 106-pounder Kylif Underwood had given the Falcons the early 12-0 lead. Contact the Rally staff at rallysports@phillynews.com , or follow on Twitter @RallyInq.
SPORTS
November 17, 2012 | The Inquirer Staff
Emmitt Hunt threw for three touchdowns Friday night as ninth-seeded Coatesville eased past visiting No. 16 Wissahickon, 42-21, in the District 1 Class AAAA football quarterfinals. Chris Jones hauled in a pair of Hunt's touchdown passes as the Red Raiders rolled to a 21-0 lead at the half. Dan Murphy's 1-yard rumble in the third put Wissahickon on the board, but Coatesville stormed back with a pair of touchdowns to secure the win. Daquan Worley also added a pair of touchdowns as he scored in the first and third quarters to boost the Red Raiders.
SPORTS
October 10, 2012 | By Kate Harman, FOR THE INQUIRER
Just minutes into the game, Neal Guaglianone was cradling his hand to his chest, looking to be in some serious pain. The junior forward for the Wissahickon boys' soccer team temporarily seemed incapacitated, even telling his teammates he wouldn't be able to take a throw-in. Luckily for the Trojans, Guaglianone wasn't seriously injured, as his long throw-ins provided a plethora of scoring opportunities against Suburban One League American Conference opponent Cheltenham. His throw-ins also assisted on two goals as the host Trojans won, 4-0, Tuesday.
NEWS
February 22, 1993 | By Ira Josephs, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Although Wissahickon and Upper Moreland didn't end up sharing the title, they did delay the outcome for two days. After falling to the host Bears, 47-46, Wednesday evening, Wissahickon defeated visiting Upper Dublin, 63-43, Friday to win the Suburban One League Freedom Division crown outright. Wissahickon (17-5, 11-3) could have clinched the championship with a win over Upper Moreland (17-5, 10-4). But the Bears remained in contention behind an 18-point contribution by junior guard Toby Fisher and 12 points from senior center Brian Schoonmaker.
SPORTS
March 28, 1990 | By Dave Caldwell, Inquirer Staff Writer
Even basketball teams that shoot 79 percent from the field in the first half cannot find a spot on a gymnasium floor to hide from York Catholic. Wissahickon found that out the hard way last night in a 67-64 loss to the Fighting Irish in the PIAA Class AAA semifinals at Reading High. Even after the Trojans (28-2) hit 15 of 19 first-half shots, York Catholic (31-2) was within two points. Sparked by its aggressive defense, York Catholic took the lead early in the fourth quarter and went on to dispatch the District 1 champions from the playoffs.
SPORTS
November 10, 2004 | By Don Beideman INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Springfield (Montco) and Wissahickon posted a pair of shutout wins to advance in the PIAA field hockey playoffs, but Hatboro-Horsham's season ended on a shutout last night at Harry S Truman High School, in a tripleheader that marked the opening round of the state tourney. Springfield, the District 1 champion, got a goal from Jess Riley with three minutes to play to nip a stubborn Pequea Valley, 1-0, the District 3 third-place team in Class AA action. District 1 Class AAA champion Wissahickon got a pair of goals from its sophomore sensation, Katie O'Donnell, as it dominated in a 4-0 win over Cedar Crest, the No. 4 team from District 3 in the larger schools' classification.
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October 19, 2014
SOCCER CATHOLIC LEAGUE PLAYOFFS FIRST ROUND Archbishop Carroll 2, Conwell-Egan 1: Matteo Gallieti saved the Patriots, knocking in Reggie Lloyd's second-half free kick to end the stalemate. PUBLIC LEAGUE FIRST ROUND Philadelphia Academy Charter 8, MaST Charter 0: Tre Greenwood and Chris Schlegel each had a hat trick for the fourth-seeded Chargers. Stefan Koprobika and Blake McGeehan had the other goals. INTER-AC LEAGUE Episcopal Academy 1, Germantown Academy 1 (2OT)
NEWS
September 22, 2014 | BY DAN GERINGER, Daily News Staff Writer geringd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5961
THE ANCIENT STONE mansion, high on a hill along Ridge Avenue in Wissahickon, began life as the Northern Home for Friendless Children. But as the public can see at today's open house, the re-christened Northern Children's Services is a modern residential godsend for homeless teenage mothers and their kids. Its parklike campus on Ridge Avenue near Lauriston Street - open to the public today from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. - houses a Sesame Street-themed day-care center for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years old. The day care serves residents who live on campus as well as families in Wissahickon, Roxborough, Manayunk, East Falls and other neighboring communities.
SPORTS
September 19, 2014 | By Avery Maehrer, Inquirer Staff Writer
Entering a Wednesday matchup against Girls High, Masterman's Kat Bezhani was one goal shy of tying the school record for career goals in girls' soccer. By game's end, she stood alone as the Blue Dragons' leading scorer. In Masterman's 5-1 victory over visiting Girls High, she tied the record with her first goal early in the game and then, with 12 minutes left in the first half, she drilled the ball into the net from 20 yards. That broke the record set by Nicole Bracciale in 2009.
NEWS
August 19, 2014 | By Jessica Parks, Inquirer Staff Writer
"Days since last rainfall?" "Well, yesterday we got a little bit. " "Water clarity?" "Looks pretty clear to me. " "All righty. Stream bed color?" "Brown," Doug McClure pauses, staring at the mud, "with green highlights. " "Odor?" Wendy McClure doesn't wait for her husband's answer. She spreads her arms wide and raises her nose to the sky: "Doesn't smell like much of anything. Just a creek. " The North Wales couple were on their first official field survey Wednesday as "Creek Watchers" - a group of 60 amateur scientists collecting water-quality data for the Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association.
NEWS
June 20, 2014 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
AN EAST Germantown woman probably won't be sleeping tight any time soon, to hear her tell it. Sabrina Hammond, who lives on Nedro Avenue near 19th Street, filed a civil suit Monday in Common Pleas Court, claiming she was "aggressively attacked and bitten" by bedbugs at a Wissahickon movie theater last September. In the suit, Hammond says the bugs bit her on the buttocks and legs while she was watching a movie at the United Artists Theater on Main Street near Ridge Avenue. The bites caused a "severe shock to the nerves and nervous system" that has prevented her from completing her "daily duties," leaving her with "great financial damage and loss," according to the complaint filed in the case.
NEWS
June 6, 2014 | By Erin McCarthy, Inquirer Staff Writer
William Cain could only look longingly out the window of his Willow Grove home. After brain surgery in January to remove a large blood clot, the 62-year-old band director was resigned to a two-month home recovery. During that time, he could not drive; help his wife, Debbie, shovel snow; or - most important for the enthusiastic musician - teach at Wissahickon Middle School. Five months later, as an elated Cain accepted the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra Ovation Award, he thought back to those two empty months, in disbelief at how far he had come.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 31, 2014 | By Diane M. Fiske, For The Inquirer
Architect Alfred Dragani and his wife, Concetta, an art historian, were at a Chestnut Hill dinner party six years ago when they learned that the house next door was for sale - and their ears perked up. The house, designed in 1957 in two glassy pavilions by Swiss architect Oskar Stonerov, was a rare gem - a modern house on a street dominated by modern architecture in the middle of Victorian Chestnut Hill. A devotee of the International Style of architecture, Stonerov advocated clean, sparse designs and community connections as espoused by the writings of French architect Le Corbusier - whom Alfred Dragani had admired since being a graduate architecture student at the University of Pennsylvania in the late 1990s.
NEWS
March 28, 2014 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
ONE GIRL lives in Wissahickon, another in West Philly and a third in Overbrook - in other words, nowhere near Temple University, where they're accused of assaulting three women in a 20-minute span Friday. Najee Bilaal, 16; Zaria Estes, 15; and Kanesha Gainey, 15, will be tried as adults on charges of aggravated assault, reckless endangerment and related offenses in those attacks, the District Attorney's Office said yesterday. In the most savage attack, authorities said, Estes allegedly smashed a brick into the face of a 19-year-old Temple student during a scuffle with the woman and her boyfriend on Norris Street near 17th.
SPORTS
February 18, 2014 | By Andrew Parent, Inquirer Staff Writer
It all started with a long-overdue win. Plymouth Whitemarsh entered its Jan. 8 wrestling match against Wissahickon with a fair record, 6-5, and hopes of grinding out the school's first win over its Suburban One American rival in four years. The Colonials (18-8, 7-0 conference) handed Wissahickon a 53-7 setback that night, setting them on a course that would include victories against annual league front-runners Norristown (42-27 score), Upper Dublin (50-16), and Upper Moreland (36-25)
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