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 …
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Proceeds will help build new lights at Miles Park
Whitemarsh Little League is holding a beef and beer Friday night at the Spring Mill Fire Company to “usher in a new era of winning baseball in Whitemarsh.” According to the invitation, little league has a “New Logo, New Attitude, New Commitment,” and is asking for community members to “Join the Revolution” The event, which will run from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., costs $35 per person and includes food, drinks, music and games. All proceeds from the event will help to build new lights at Miles Park. Registration is now available for Little League, but teams are filling up. According to the website, registration for ages 9-10 and 12 is closed. Very limited amount of 8's (AI) 11's (AAA) and 13-15 (Juniors) can register.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The Whitemarsh Basketball 8U Travel team got in on the viral video craze.
What began as a simple video of a few guys in costume dancing to a techno beat has quickly turned into one the internet's latest viral memes. Tens of thousands of people have uploaded their version of the "Harlem Shake" to YouTube, including Montgomery County Patch staffers, Ursinus College, and other area high schools. The Whitemarsh Basketball 8U Travel Team got in on the fun, click the attached video, or this link, to see their take on the 'Harlem Shake.'
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
The camp will be held July 15 and 19.
The Philadelphia Union, which kicks off the 2013 MLS Soccer Season on March 2 at PPL Park, announced today that its Union Soccer Schools Camp is coming to Plymouth-Whitemarsh High School from July 15 through 19. The program is designed for boys and girls between six and 14, and includes instruction with technical and tactical training, specialized goalkeeper training, skills contests and more, for five days. Campers will get an exclusive look at PPL Park during the camp, including a chance to meet players like Brian Carroll, Sheanon Williams, Sebastian Le Toux, Zac MacMath and Michael and Gabriel Farfan, as well as coaching staff including John Hackworth, Rob Vartughian, Brendan Burke and Jim Curtin. The school will feature a …
Monday, February 25, 2013
Born to Run holds a weekly group run throughout local neighborhoods, taking place on Wednesday nights.
Born to Run, a running apparel business in Lafayette Hill, is currently hosting a group run every Wednesday night, starting at 6:15 p.m. The runs begin outside the store front, located at 428 Germanton Pike, and trails throughout nearby neighborhoods, as well as a few laps around Miles Park and behind Plymouth-Whitemarsh High School – averaging three-to-five miles. “I hate going to the gym, so I just run,” Rob Anderson, manager of the Lafayette Hill Born to Run location, said. According to the Born to Run website, the store has held several weekly group runs at its Springhouse location, but only in the morning. Anderson said that the nighttime group run allows runners of every skill level to enjoy their favorite form of exercise after work…
Thursday, February 21, 2013
The 10-miler in Philadelphia on May 5 is not the only running option that weekend.
The immensely and increasingly popular Broad Street Run concluded its registration lottery Tuesday, estimating it has 40,000 entrants lined up to run 10 miles from north Philadelphia to south Philadelphia on Sunday, May 5. For those who weren't lucky enough to get a spot, here are some other race options for that weekend. 21st Annual University City 5K Run Cinco de Mayo 5Kish Richard's River Run 5K DUI Victims Memorial 10K River Towns Marathon & Half Marathon Pittsburgh Marathon Know of other suitable Broad Street Run alternatives the first weekend in May? Please tell us in the comments section below.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
The Outreach Program for Soccer, led by coach Joe Hunter, consists of young athletes with disabilities.
More than 30 players, parents and coaches from the Outreach Program for Soccer (TOPSoccer), and community-based soccer team for young athletes with disabilities, attended the Plymouth Township Council Meeting to thank the body for a $1,250 donation. Coach Joseph Hunter, a long-time coach and leader within Colonial Soccer Club, thanked the council for the funds, which will go towards supplies such as softer balls and padded goals. “From the bottom of my heart, I cannot thank you enough,” Hunter said, regarding the township’s support of the program. “For everything I’ve done wrong in my life, I must have done something right to get to work with these kids,” Hunter said. Hunter developed the program four years ago when one of the boys on …
Sunday, February 10, 2013
New information about the newly-created Philly Cycling Classic came out Thursday.
Thursday was a big day in the future of the 2013 Manayunk Bike Race, now being called the Philly Cycling Classic. Here's a breakdown of what you need to know about this year's race in the Northwest: It Won't Be As Long: As this story on CBS Philly reports, the bike race is expected to be a far cry from the 156-mile bike race of years past. The new race is expected to be between 115 and 120 miles long and will touch Roxborough and East Falls in its new course. Read their full story here. Sponsorships Are Coming In: As we reported when the bike race was first canceled, a lack of funding was a big cause behind Pro Cycling's decision to cancel their 2013 race. This new, smaller race already has two sponsors. New Penn Financial and Parx Casino …