Sunday, May 19, 2013
Pottstown Power Baseball camp taking registrations now.
Learn the fundamentals of baseball during a three day Pottstown Power Baseball camp at the 422 SportsPlex. Boys and girls, ages 7 to 12 are welcome to join and will receive instruction and drills from Pottstown Power Coaches. The camp is rain or shine and held on an indoor, climate controlled turf field. Learn more about this camp here.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Warriors only had one hit in a championship loss to the Bears.
The Methacton Warriors' dreams of a PAC 10 championship came to a close on Wednesday night, as two pitchers from the Boyertown Bears combined to throw a one-hitter in the Pioneer Athletic Conference championship game. Patch editor Alyson D'Alessandro was on the scene snapping up photos from the game, and though the Warriors lost, she was able to capture some nice images of the team as its otherwise-successful season came to an end. Check out the photos in our gallery, and if you have your own, feel free to add to it by clicking the upload button.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The team played in the Beachbound I Classic Championship on April 27 and 28.
The Jaguars AAU 6th grade boys basketball team won the Beachbound I Classic Championship in Ocean City, MD on April 27 and 28. In the championship game, the Jaguars defeated the 6th Man Warriors from Washington, DC by a score of 33-26 in a defensive battle. "With 84 teams in the tournament, some of the finest talent on the East Coast is showcased," commented Walt Stevenson, Executive Director of the Tournament. "Congratulations to our champions, the Jaguars from Pennsylvania, for demonstrating their skill and character on the court." During the classic, the Jaguars competed against top caliber AAU programs including the Smyrna Elite from MD, the Luzerne County Lightening from Wilkes-Barre, PA and the DNB Stars from the Bronx, NY. The …
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 …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Philadelphia's runners are showing support for Boston with their socks.
As the nation reels from the happenings of the Boston Marathon, many will find unique ways to show support for the city that lost so much. From Facebook posts, to charitable donations, citizens are rallying to show support for Beantown. From the City of Brotherly Love, one popular way to show the love is apparently through one's socks. According to a recent Philly Mag blogger, many area sporting good stores are stocking up on red socks. Why? Because Philadelphians are preparing to show they care. Those participating in the Broad Street Run, slated for Sunday, May 5, are planning to wear red running socks to show the love for Boston. Get it? Red ... Sox ... The city may be home to the loyalest of Phillies sports fans, but for one race, the…
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Many categories of tickets are sold out, but there are still some available if you want to see great golfers competing in your neighborhood.
When tickets for the 2013 U.S. Open, to be held at Merion Golf Club, went on sale in June, many categories quickly sold out. “Due to space constraints, only 25,000 spectator tickets will be sold, which is significantly fewer tickets than a typical U.S. Open,” the ticketing website reads. Tickets for Friday, Saturday and Sunday are completely sold out, according to the ticketing site, as are passes for the entire week. But, there are still tickets available for the June 10 to 16 event. Monday through Wednesday are practice rounds with the tournament running Thursday through Sunday. Only one ticket type (listed below) is not yet sold out for tournament days. Still available (as of the posting of this article) are Tickets can be purchased on …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
The smallest in the family has taken to the field.
She picked out a pink bat. She has a pink helmet, complete with sparkles that match the facemask. It all fits neatly into her pink Louisville Slugger bat bag. She’s ready for the big leagues. I’m talking, however, of my 5-year-old daughter. She is about to embark on her very first season of t-ball as part of the Audubon Recreation Association’s (ARA) spring league. She is playing in the “Girls’ Softball 6U” team, meaning those 6 and under. She is almost a foot smaller than every other girl out there. But, what she lacks in athletic skill, she makes up for in enthusiasm. It is still unclear if my darling children will be as athletically inclined as their mother. Don’t get me wrong. I didn’t play in college or go pro or anything, but I loved…
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 …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
The ruling takes effect this fall for Philadelphia-area Catholic Youth Organization teams, the archdiocese announced Thursday.
Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput has directed the archdiocese's Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) football league to begin allowing girls to play, the archdiocese announced Thursday. The league previously had a written policy to exclude girls from full-contact sports. Most people on a panel that recently studied the issue at Chaput's direction recommended preserving the policy, but Chaput decided otherwise, according to the archdiocese's announcement. An 11-year-old Bucks County girl played last fall before archdiocese officials told her she couldn't anymore. Caroline Pla, of Doylestown, and her parents launched a massive petition drive to lobby to change the policy, Doylestown Patch reported. The full statement from the …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
The King of Pop's daughter might go from high school to pro in one step, while the Eagles Cheerleaders prepare for 2013 tryouts.
He is said to have kept them out of the limelight for their own protection. However, since the death of the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, his three children have been anything but. Paris Jackson, Michael's oldest daughter, is only approaching her 14th birthday. But the high school student has already been noticed by Philadelphia Eagles cheer director Barbara Zaun. Zaun, who has directed the Eagles' squad for the past eight seasons, told TMZ "We think Paris will make a great Eagle cheerleader." "She is already very comfortable in the limelight, so we think she would definitely stand out and impress the judges," Zaun said to TMZ. "We hope that she will try out for the team and be an Eagles cheerleader!" The Eagles cheerleading squad, which …