The Downingtown West Whippets have a long tradition of State Championship Caliber teams while the Spring-Ford Rams were looking to build one for themselves.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
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.
Friday, May 17, 2013
Spring-Ford goal in 2nd overtime sends Rams to their 3rd straight PAC-10 Championship.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
The team welcomes swimmers from ages 6 to 18 at all skill levels.
Royersford's Nine Oaks Swim Club has opened registrations for its 2013 swim team season. The teams compete in the Tri-County Swim League against other teams from Phoenixville, Pottstown, Skippack and Pennsburg. League assistant vice president Steve Pompizzi said, "Our main goal is to have fun, while learning proper swimming techniques and being competitive as possible in our swim meets." The first team practice is Tuesday, May 28. There will also be a parent meeting on that date at the Nine Oaks Swim Club. Online registration is now open and will be open until June 7. Interested swimmers and their parents can find more information on the Nine Oaks Swim Club and the team at www.9oaks.org. Registration can be completed at this link: Nine …
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 …
Friday, April 26, 2013
The girls basketball team got another round of accolades, this time from their parents, friends, teachers, coaches and members of the community.
A community dinner and celebration took place at the Spring-Ford Area High School gym last night to once again honor the amazing season that the girls basketball team just completed. Principal Pat Nugent emceed the evening, and there were speeches from school board president Tom DiBello, athletic director Mickey McDaniel, coach Jeff Rinehimer and cheerleading coach Kaycee Wilkie. The team got a chance to show off all their trophies and commendations. Each member was awarded a plaque and a certificate. Girls on the varsity team were awarded their letters. Additionally, the five departing seniors were given a special plaque to commemorate the season. Seniors Courtney Hinnett and Sarah Payonk will be continuing their basketball careers at …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
The annual track meet is the largest in the U.S. and the largest relay race meet in the world.
Spring-Ford and Pope John Paul II's track teams are on the schedule for the 2013 Penn Relays which began Thursday. Pope John Paul II High School According to the Penn Relays website, the Pope John Paul II girls team has already competed on Thursday in the High School Girls 4x100 Small Schools division. The PJPII team ran a 52.97 race and placed 157th out of 357 teams. PJP's ranking and the top spot, a team from Jamaica who set the race record at 45.52, are separated by only 7 seconds. In Thursday afternoon competition in the Girls 4x400 race, PJP placed seventh with a time of 4:18.45. The PJPII High School Boys placed 177th out of 296 teams, with a time of 46.22 in the 4x100 in the Small Schools division on Friday. PJPII's upcoming team …
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…
Monday, April 15, 2013
Limerick Township and the school district plan celebratory events.
The Spring-Ford Lady Rams girls basketball team continues to collect awards and recognition after their state championship win last month. At Tuesday's meeting, the Limerick Township Board of Supervisors plans to issue a commendation recognizing the team and their historic season. Monday night, the school board will vote on a resolution also honoring the team. On Thursday, April 25th, the district is planning a dinner and celebratory program at the high school, called "An Evening with the State Champs: Sharing a Legacy". The dinner is at 6:30 p.m. and tickets are $12 per person, available at the athletic director's office. The celebration program will start at 7:30 p.m. and is open to the public.