Saturday, March 30, 2013
A look back at some stories you may have missed in the Spring-Ford area during the past week.
Royersford Fire Intentionally Set, Police Say A Royersford resident was arrested and charged with arson after an apartment fire on Sunday, March 24. Spring Valley YMCA Family Fun Day Benefits Autism Speaks The Freedom Valley YMCA Spring Valley branch, located at 19 W. Linfield Road in Limerick, will host the second-annual Family Fun Day on April 6, 2013, benefitting Autism Speaks. 5-6-7 Center Team Boogies Off with Trophy An exciting and fun Dancing With the Stars competition benefited SNAP, the post-prom party organization at Spring-Ford Area High School. SFYAL Hopes to Start Field Project This Summer The growing Spring-Ford Youth Athletic League plans some changes to their field and their program this year.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
The football league is planning some improvements and some new programs in 2013.
Registration is already open for Spring-Ford Youth Athletic League football and cheerleading, and prior to the season the league will be making some changes at its field near the 5-6-7 Center. In the last two years, the league has completely revamped the lower field near the 5-6-7 Center. This year, they will be placing a building near the field for equipment storage, a snack bar, and a press box. The league also plans a youth multi-media program to start this year, for kids who want to be involved without playing football or cheering. They hope to have kids who will announce the games, write stories about them, film the games, and do the statistics. According to football board president Mike Engo, the league has spent tens of thousands…
Monday, March 11, 2013
The borough-owned property is located in East Vincent Township.
Spring City's borough council spent some time at Monday's council meeting discussing the possibility of annexing the baseball fields on Wall Street, behind Spring City Elementary School, and what the process might be to accomplish that. Because the fields are owned by Spring City Borough but located in East Vincent Township, the Spring-Ford Youth Athletic League has to go before both councils to request permission to make any improvements to the fields. Recently, according to borough council president Louis DiGuiseppe, East Vincent Township denied requests for lights on the field and for a press box, despite approval from Spring City as the property owner. Council asked solicitor Robert Romain to look at whether an annexation of the land …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
The borough council also voted to advertise next year's budget and tax rates.
Spring City's Borough Council passed a much-discussed animal control ordinance on Monday evening at their monthly meeting. Council also voted to advertise the 2013 budget and tax rates, which will have a public hearing at the December 3 meeting. Animal Control Ordinance The animal control ordinance has gone back and forth from the Finance and Ordinance Committee to the borough council for several months. Many of the sticking points related to the number of animals a resident would be allowed to keep. Several council members expressed concerns at previous meetings that genreally limiting the number of animals would prevent people from owning small pets. Some council members also said they would like for people to be able to own chickens if…
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
The Mid-Atlantic Regional Tournament for kids 10-and-under has concluded and Hickory moves on to the World Series.
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Wednesday, August 3, 2011
The Spring Ford Youth Athletic League's duties wind down on a rainy Wednesday after hosting the finals to the Cal Ripken Mid-Atlantic Regional Tournament for kids 10-and-under on Tuesday night. Unfortunately for the Spring-Ford squad, the final came down to Hickory and Piedmont with Hickory coming out on top, 9-4. The five-day-long tournament was interrupted on more than one occasion due to rain and storms, with even the opening ceremonies on Friday night having to cut it short. Even still, the Rams came out to play and on Saturday, they anticipated a big win over Manalapan. However, fate decided differently and the Rams started off with a 6-5 loss. Later in the day, Spring-Ford faced off against the champion Hickory Hornets and defeated …
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
The SFYAL is hosting the Cal Ripken 10-and-under tournament and the semifinals and finals are today.
UPDATED 8/2, 6:00 p.m. Hickory defeated Piedmont in the championship game this evening, 9-4. Full recap of the tournament will come tomorrow. ORIGINAL POST Games three and four of the Cal Ripken Mid-Atlantic Regional Tournament for kids 10-and-under have concluded and Piedmont and Hickory will be facing off in the finals at 4 p.m. on Field 3. In game three, Piedmont defeated Douglassville, 17-2 and in game four, Hickory defeated Medford, 8-5. Patch will have the updates as they become available.
Monday, August 1, 2011
Cal Ripken baseball continues despite Spring-Ford's loss.
UPDATED 8/1, 6:30 p.m. Games three and four will be played at noon tomorrow on the previously scheduled fields. The championship game is at 4 p.m. UPDATED 8/1, 5:45 p.m. Tonight's games between Medford and Hickory, and Piedmont and Douglassville have been postponed. According to league secretary Bryan Walbridge, they will most likely be played Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. with the championship game being played at 5 p.m. UPDATED 8/1, 5:00 p.m. Piedmont def. Ridley, 12-2 Hickory def. Paulino, 10-3 Games three and four are postponed due to rain delay. Patch will have the update as it becomes available. ORIGINAL POST Spring-Ford was one of the competitors in the 2011 Cal Ripken Mid-Atlantic Regional Tournament, which began on Friday night with …
Sunday, July 31, 2011
Missed some news this week? Here's your weekly recap.
The area saw a few accidents this week, but other than that it was business as usual. Spring-Ford Area School District responded to cheating allegations made by a Pennsylvania Department of Education state audit. Local municipalities are preparing themselves for this week's National Night Out festivities. The Spring-Ford Youth Athletic League made its own preparations for the Mid-Atlantic Regional Tournament for 10-and-under Cal Ripken ball. The public was made aware that all local post offices will remain open, despite the United States Post Office's attempt to close a significant number of branches. The Royersford Borough Council met for a regular meeting and Montgomery County was warned of a local resident's contraction of the measles. …
Monday, July 25, 2011
The SFYAL has released the game schedule for the tournament.
The Spring-Ford Youth Athletic League is hosting the 10 and under Cal Ripken Mid-Atlantic Regional Tournament starting July 29 after winning states last weekend. They're still looking for vounteers, but in the meantime, here's a look at the game schedule. July 30 Manalapan @ Spring-Ford, 9 a.m. (Field 2) Paulino @ Douglassville, 9 a.m. (Field 3) Medford @ Piedmont, 11 a.m. (Field 2) Ridley @ Poughkeepsie, 11 a.m. (Field 3) Hickory @ Spring-Ford, 1 p.m. (Field 2) Lancaster @ Douglassville, 1 p.m. (Field 3) Manalapan @ Medford, 3 p.m. (Field 2) Paulino @ Ridley, 3 p.m. (Field 3) Piedmont @ Hickory, 5 p.m. (Field 2) Poughkeepsie @ Lancaster, 5 p.m. (Field 3) July 31 Poughkeepsie @ Paulino, 9 a.m. (Field 2) Piedmont @ Manalapan, 9 a.m. (Field …
Sunday, July 24, 2011
The Spring-Ford Youth Athletic League is gearing up to host the Mid-Atlantic Regional Tournament at the end of the month.
The Spring-Ford Youth Athletic League is playing host to the Cal Ripken Mid-Atlantic Tournament and will yield the state champion 10 and under Spring-Ford team as a competitor. Teams from around the east coast will be playing, including state champions from New York, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland, with a start date of July 29. SFYAL hosted the tournament in 2007 as well, and league president Scott Smiley said the support was "tremendous" back then, as it is now. Lots of preparation has gone into the event so far. "It’s a lot of people," Smiley said. "There’s a ton of organization going on. We started this about 18 months ago. It’s tough to know which kids are going to be on the team. People step up and volunteer to take over committees…