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Girls’ Basketball: Wood earns District 12 title

March 14, 2011 Leave a comment

By Mike Prince
The Public Spirit

After winning its first ever state championship in 2010 and its first Philadelphia Catholic League championship since 1982 just four days earlier, Archbishop Wood decided it was time to add a district championship to its gym’s banners.

Following one of the biggest wins in school history — a 33-31 win over rival Archbishop Carroll in the PCL title game last Monday — the Lady Vikings were crowned District 12 Class AAA champions, defeating Prep Charter 44-34 at Archbishop Ryan High School last Friday.
“Prep Charter is a very well-coached team with two high-caliber Division One players and four or five other players that are going to be playing in college,” Wood coach Jim Ricci said, “so it was hard to get right back up after the Carroll win and put forth a good effort. I thought we made just enough shots and played well defensively and did a good job to get the win. I think it showed that we’ll be tough in states.”
The District 12 title — also known as the City League championship — has only been in existence for three years, with Carroll winning the first two.
The Lady Vikings handled PC easily, leading 9-6 after one quarter and 24-13 at the half. Wood increased that lead to 14 after three, at 32-18, before finally coming out with the 10-point win.
“We were on a high from the PCL title, but I thought that we came out and played hard,” Ricci said. “We may have not been that sharp, but we had a couple really good quarters and kind of hung on. It’s hard to play back-to-back emotional games against teams like that, but I wouldn’t say we had any hangover. We just weren’t that sharp.”

Christine Verrelle led all scorers with 14 points for Wood, which improved to 22-4 overall with the win. Stephanie Keyes added 11, as did Taylor Kamiski, who hit the game-winning layup with two seconds remaining to give the Lady Vikings the PCL championship win. Tiffany Johnson led Prep Charter with 12.

Up next for Wood is a first round PIAA Class AAA game Saturday at 4:30, when the Lady Vikings will face Susquehanna Township (Harrisburg) at Monsignor Bonner. It will be the third year in a row that Wood will be playing in the state tournament.
Republished with the permission of The Public Spirit/Globe Times Chronicle
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2011 Tennent Black and White Night

March 12, 2011 Leave a comment

By Tom Sofield
Editor – (tsofield@buxmontnews.com)

After a week of events William Tennent High School hosted the finale of the school’s Black and White week.

The winner was the Black Chaos team who beat the White Pirates by only 32 points. The final score was: Black Chaos – 375, White Pirates – 343.

The competition splits the school based on last name into two teams, black and white.

Three Local Priests Suspended

March 11, 2011 1 comment

By Tom Sofield
Editor – (tsofield@buxmontnews.com)

Rev. George B. Cadwallader

Two more priests will local ties have been discovered to be on the list of 21 Philadelphia area clergymen who have been suspended from work, after a grand jury report revealed the men as child molestation suspects.

On Wednesday, minutes after the list of the 21 men was obtained by 6ABC, BuxMontNews.com was first to report the Rev. George Cadwallader of the St. Vincent de Paul Parish Church, in Richboro was on the list.

Patch.com has discovered, Rev. Zachary W. Navit and Rev. Msgr. John Close are also suspended from their duties after their names appeared on the list.

Rev. Zachary W. Navit

Navit whose most recent assignment was at a Buckingham, Pa. perish was formally assigned to Nativity of Our Lord, located along Street Road in Warminster, and Saint John Bosco, located along County Line Road in the Hatboro section of Warminster, according to the news site.

Warminster Patch uncovered a Philadelphia Inquirer article from 1990 named Close as the new principle of Archbishop Wood High School, located in Warminster.

Close before the suspension was employed at a perish in Wayne, Pa.

A full list of the suspended priests names and perishes can be found on Philly.com.

Video of Pigeon Protest Gun Incident Obtained by Newspaper

March 6, 2011 Leave a comment

From the Bucks County Courier Times:

The clip was on a laptop computer owned by an animal rights activist protesting outside a Carlton Pools in Warminster last month.

A video depicting a confrontation between a pair of animal rights activists and a gun-wielding man identified in court records as a Carlton Pools employee was obtained by the newspaper Friday.

The video was on a laptop computer that Warminster police seized Feb. 22, according to animal rights activist Steve Hindi. Hindi’s laptop was released by the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office to Digital Forensics Consultants, a Newtown computer forensics firm hired by Hindi to see if the laptop or video were tampered with while being held by authorities and to examine what areas of the laptop were searched.

(Read full story from the Courier Times)

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Car vs. House Accident Remains Under Investigation

March 5, 2011 Leave a comment

 

Warminster police are still investigating what caused an elderly man to lose control of his blue sedan and slam into a home located in the 300 block of Florence Avenue, Wednesday afternoon. The man who struck a parked vehicle before striking the occupied home was taken to the hospital with minor injuries, no one in the home was hurt, police said. The home sustained significant damage and was stabilized by crews from the Warminster Fire Department, according to cops. The hole in the side of home where the car hit was covered, Friday afternoon. (Tom Sofield)

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Crash Near Davisville Blocks Eastbound Lane of Street Road

March 4, 2011 Leave a comment

 

A muti-vehicle crash blocked one of the eastbound lanes of Street Road, Friday evening. The accident occurred across from the Davisville Shopping Center in Warminster. No word on injuries or a cause. (Tom Sofield)

A tow truck prepares to move one of the vehicles involved in the crash. (Tom Sofield)

 

 

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Protester Speaks About Handgun Incident

March 4, 2011 4 comments
Local S.H.A.R.K (Showing Animals Respect and Kindness) protester, Steve Hindi, speaks out about how Warminster police are handling an incident where a handgun was reportedly pulled on him and his girlfriend.

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