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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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NEWS
July 25, 2016 | By Laura McCrystal, Staff Writer
From the greener suburbs of Montgomery County to urbanized Manayunk, the Wissahickon Creek courses through some of the region's most-scenic areas and alongside a well-traveled trail. It is a popular fishing, and even a swimming, stream. It is also a troubled stream; a source of concern, particularly since it supplies 10 percent of Philadelphia's drinking water. The Environmental Protection Agency has identified the Wissahickon's water quality as "impaired," and efforts to improve it have been more than a decade in the making.
SPORTS
June 10, 2016 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, STAFF WRITER
Trees - how and where they're placed, how they grow, how many there are - can shape a golf course as powerfully as any architect. And few things at private clubs are more contentious. Are the trees essential to the golfing experience or unnecessary impediments? Do they enhance the course's original design or transform it? Are they aesthetic assets or maintenance nightmares? Nearly a decade ago at Philadelphia Cricket Club, where the 2016 Constellation Senior Players Championship will be played this weekend on its 94-year-old Wissahickon course, members planning a restoration wrestled with all those questions.
NEWS
May 22, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, STAFF WRITER
A week after a small black bear was seen swimming in the Wissahickon Creek in Fairmount Park, is it safe to go into the park? Wildlife Conservation Officer Jerry Czech, of the Pennsylvania Game Commission, says yes. "We didn't tell people to stay out of the woods when it was spotted," Czech said Friday. "It would be perfectly safe to go about your business," he said. "With the amount of people in that park ... it's probably not there. " Czech said he believes the bear spotted May 13 near the Valley Green Inn, by Forbidden Drive and Valley Green Road, was the same bear later seen in Tredyffrin Township, Chester County, on Sunday.
NEWS
May 20, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, STAFF WRITER
Since a black bear was spotted swimming in the Wissahickon Creek in Fairmount Park last Friday, many have been wondering: Where has the bear gone? Wildlife officials say there have been reported bear sightings this week spanning more than 30 miles from Philadelphia to Delaware County and Delaware, but they are not sure if any of those sightings are the same bear spotted near Valley Green Inn last week. Jerry Czech, a wildlife conservation officer with the Pennsylvania Game Commission, said by email Wednesday that there were no sightings of the Wissahickon bear over the weekend in the city.
NEWS
May 18, 2016 | By Emily Babay, Staff Writer
After an unexpected guest - a black bear - caused alarm Friday when it was spotted in the Wissahickon Creek in Fairmount Park, park-goers were left wondering: What happened to the animal? The bear swam across the creek and disappeared into the woods after a crowd gathered along the bank. It's not known where it went after that. No black bear sightings were reported in the Wissahickon over the weekend, Erin Mooney, a publicist for the group Friends of the Wissahickon, said Monday.
NEWS
May 10, 2016 | By Chris Palmer, Staff Writer
A 7-week-old girl who was injured in a car crash May 1 in the Wissahickon section of Philadelphia has died, according to police. It is the third fatality to result from the violent collision on a wet, winding road. Zyana Wilson-Perez was pronounced dead at 7:15 p.m. Thursday at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, police said Sunday. Wilson-Perez had suffered severe brain and abdominal injuries as a result of the crash, which occurred when the 2005 Mazda 6 she was in swerved out of control on the 5400 block of Henry Avenue and was T-boned by a 2008 Mazda 3 driving in the opposite direction.
SPORTS
April 25, 2016 | By Jack Goodwillie, Staff Writer
Wissahickon freshman Andrew Tran won the Suburban One American boys' tennis singles championship on Saturday at The Healthplex Sports Club in Springfield. Tran faced fellow Trojan Ben Wolfe, a senior, in the final and rallied from one set behind to defeat his teammate, 3-6, 6-3, 6-0. The elder Trojan defeated Bryan Szayna of Upper Dublin in the first semifinal while Tran defeated Josh Victor of Cheltenham in the other. Wolfe entered the tournament as the two-time defending champion.
NEWS
April 11, 2016 | By Harold Brubaker, Staff Writer
Undaunted by the heavy, wet snow and the Februarylike chill, Emily Southerton was outside in a soggy work yard learning how to check the engine oil on a walk-behind skid-loader used to build and maintain trails in the popular Wissahickon Valley Park. The 28-year-old middle-school teacher from Roxborough was training Saturday to be a volunteer crew leader for the Friends of the Wissahickon, engaged in a multiyear effort to rebuild large portions of the heavily used trail system along the Wissahickon Creek, lest they turn into gutters that flush away hillsides when it rains.
SPORTS
April 2, 2016 | By Rick O, Columnist
Wissahickon has the look of a Suburban One League American Conference - and maybe even PIAA District 1 Class 4A - title contender. A solid nucleus features a trio of Division I recruits. Senior second baseman Blake Rapoport is bound for Lehigh and juniors Alexander Tappen and Matt Shilling, infielders who also pitch, are ticketed for Virginia and Delaware, respectively. And the squad's ace righthander, junior Logan Willans, put up solid numbers last season while earning second-team all-league honors.
SPORTS
February 1, 2016 | By Rick O, Inquirer Columnist
Wissahickon has had a revolving door of head football coaches recently. So Randy Cuthbert, who is the program's fourth boss in the last six years, is looking to build stability. "It's sorely needed," said the 46-year-old, who will double as the school's athletic director. "I'm excited about the opportunity here. There's a ton of potential. " Cuthbert certainly has the experience needed to gradually place the Trojans, who last season went 1-9 overall and 0-7 in the Suburban One League American Conference, on the winning track.
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