March 26, 1992 |
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.
February 3, 1992 |
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.
November 9, 2012 |
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.
April 8, 1993 |
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.
January 12, 2013 |
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 firstname.lastname@example.org , or follow on Twitter @RallyInq.
November 17, 2012 |
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.
October 10, 2012 |
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.
February 22, 1993 |
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.
March 28, 1990 |
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.
August 25, 1987
The desire to find someone or some institution to blame for the presumed death of a 2-year-old in a park sewer is strong. There is a certain solace that comes from investigating tragedies, ferreting out every last contributing failure and prescribing corrective action. But in the case of the horrifying weekend accident in which Nolan Robertson Deal fell through a manhole opening in the Wissahickon section of Fairmount Park, blame may be difficult to fix. The evidence so far points to nameless vandals who are presumed to have moved 400 pounds of iron cover and collar just far enough to one side that a little boy could fall through.