Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Runners are being encouraged to bring as little as possible with them this year.
Following the backpack bombings at the Boston Marathon two weeks ago, runners in this year's Broad Street Run in Philadelphia won't be able to tote their gear in a backpack, race organizers announced in a mass email to participants Monday. Taking a page from the Transportation Safety Administration's playbook, race organizers are mandating runners use clear plastic drawstring bags, which will be handed out at the expo Friday and Saturday, to stow their gear this year. “You are strongly encouraged to bring as little as possible with you to the start of the race,” race organizers said in the email to runners. “All items brought into the start area are subject to search and/or confiscation.” Race organizers only indicated backpacks would be …
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Council Rock South grad Justin Pugh selected as the 19th pick of the NFL Draft on Thursday.
Justin Pugh, a lineman from Syracuse, has been drafted by the New York Giants. Pugh, a Council Rock South graduate, was the 19th pick in the NFL draft. "He’s a terrific football player—big, smart, high test scores and a team captain,” General Manager Jerry Reese said of Pugh, quoted in a New York Times article. “He’s our type of guy—clean. No warts, no off-field issues and a good athlete. He’s a solid football player, and I think you win with solid football players.” Pugh is a 6-foot-6-inch offensive tackle from Northampton Township. He decided to forgo his final season at Syracuse and enter the NFL draft, the Syracuse Post Standard reported earlier this year. Pugh posted his decision to enter the draft on Twitter in January. In a Jan. 3 …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Online signups for football and cheerleading are ongoing and there will be an in-person sign-up event this Saturday.
Registration for Warminster Pioneers football and cheerleading is now open. Parents of children between the ages of 5 and 15 can register online at www.warminsterpioneers.org or at an in person sign-up at Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt in Center Point Place on Street Road Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. “We are very excited to continue to build on the success that we had in 2012-2013 season,” said Warminster Pioneers President Melissa Gallagher. “Our 75 pound team made the playoffs and our 105 pound team was runner-up in the Keystone State League." Gallagher said the competition cheerleading teams are continuing to have an excellent season with the pee wee team winning six trophies in six events, the juniors winning six trophies in six events …
Monday, April 22, 2013
Which of these area runs will fit your aptitude and schedule?
May is a busy month for runners in the Philadelphia area, highlighted by the 10-mile Broad Street Run at 8:30 a.m. May 5. Read on for some of the other races scheduled for May, and post in the comments about any we've missed. (And check out April's race schedule, too, before its final weekend.) 21st Annual University City 5K Run Black Sheep Run 2013 Colby Umbrell Memorial Walk & 5K Broad Street ReRun 5-Mile Run 4th Annual Danny Mac 5K Run/1-Mile Walk CURE FA 5K Race for Christina 5K For Mother's Day (female runners only) 5th Annual Mayfair Fallen Heroes 5K Run Honoring Officer Chuck Cassidy Doylestown 5K Teal Ribbon 5K
Friday, April 19, 2013
The veteran math teacher is also an all-star athlete and will be inducted into the Hall of Fame at his alma matter, West Chester University, Friday night.
Frank Petrone may be a brain at Arcola Intermediate School in Eagleville, but he's got a storied history as a jock. That history will be celebrated this Friday, April 19, when Petrone will be inducted into West Chester University's W. Glenn Killinger Football Hall of Fame. Petrone, a 7th-grade math teacher at Arcola, played defensive lineman at WCU in the late 1960s/early '70s and continued his gridiron career as an assistant coach at Bishop Kenrick and William Tennant high schools. Petrone and his wife Linda currently live in Cedars. He is the father of two children, Andria Petrone Bagley of Boston, Mass. and Phillip Petrone of Conshohocken. The Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place during the annual Killinger Foundation Banquet…
Thursday, April 18, 2013
The challenge of trying to repeat last season’s success has already begun with the varsity and junior varsity teams evaluating for this year’s spring league.
Thursday, April 18
For the first time in almost a decade, the 2012-2013 Archbishop Wood Varsity Ice Hockey team led the pack to win the Suburban High School Hockey League season championship. The Vikings began their quest for a championship season last spring by capturing first in the Rink at Warwick High School Spring League. They then defeated powerhouse Central Bucks South to win the Coaches vs. Cancer Invitational Tournament in the fall to start their regular season play. After defeating William Tennent in the 37th annual Thanksgiving eve game, and capturing the Warminster Challenge Cup in an exciting shoot out victory, the team battled through the Suburban High School Hockey League finishing first in the American Division, just ahead of defending SHSHL …
Friday, March 22, 2013
The annual district-wide 3-on-3 basketball tournament's championship game was held this week at Davis Elementary School.
Every year Centennial School District sponsors a little of it's very own March Madness. Each elementary school in the district holds individual boys and girls tournaments for 3-on-3 basketball teams comprised of fourth and fifth graders from that school. After the champions of each school are crowned, these teams face off at a District Championship Game at Davis Elementary School. That game took place on Tuesday afternoon, during an assembly at Davis. Congratulations to the "Devils" girls team of McDonald Elementary and the "Benchwarmers" boys team of Willow Dale for winning their respective championships. Job well done!
Friday, March 15, 2013
The Philadelphia Eagles announced Friday that they will no longer hold training camp at Lehigh University.
The Philadelphia Eagles are flying the Lehigh Valley coop. After 17 years, training camp will no longer be held at Lehigh University, the team announced on its website Friday. "There are so many people at Lehigh University who went above and beyond to accommodate us and to make Training Camp a special place for fans to travel each summer to get an up-close look at the team," Team President Don Smolenski said. "The city of Bethlehem has been part of our lives every summer for the past 17 years," Smolenski added. He said that the team will hold Training Camp in Philadelphia this summer both at the NovaCare Complex and at Lincoln Financial Field after staging the team’s annual preseason practices at Lehigh University for the last 17 years, a …
Monday, March 4, 2013
Sean Couturier will be at the Willow Grove Mall this week to sign autographs. Captain Claude Giroux will participate in a private autograph session.
Calling all Flyers fans! Do you love the Orange & Black? Then here’s your chance to come out and see one of the NHL’s young and upcoming stars. Dynasty Sports in the Willow Grove Mall has announced that Sean Couturier will be in the store on Wednesday, March 6, to sign autographs from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. You must call (215) 657-3131 to purchase tickets, or by visiting the Dynasty Sports web site. Dynasty Sports has also announced it will host a private autograph session with Flyers Captain Claude Giroux. Have your favorite piece of memorabilia autographed by Giroux by dropping your item off at the store by March 21. It will be returned to you 5 to 7 business days later. Pricing for the private autograph session are as follows: Dynasty …
Friday, March 1, 2013
Both the Varsity and JV squads swept their respective divisions.
The William Tennent High School Varsity Cheerleaders ended their season by taking first place in the District 1 Cheerleading Competition. The Competition was held at William Tennent High School Sunday. The team beat out 19 other squads to earn the title of Grand Champions with a leading score of 162.5, which was 14 points above the next highest score. Watch: the WTHS Varsity Cheerleading squad perform at the District 1 Cheer Competition. “All of the student athletes that competed displayed great attitudes, sportsmanship and talent,” said WTHS Varsity Cheerleading Coach Teneisha Reach The WTHS JV squad also earned first place in their division. And in their first time competing, the WTHS Freshman Cheerleaders earned second place at the …