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September 9, 2005 | By Sam Carchidi INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Washington Township, which features some of the area's quickest football players, should benefit from its new artificial-turf field. "It makes us look even quicker," coach Tom Brown said. "The turf gives you a lot more traction, and some of our kids can fly. " Wide receiver Tracy Brown and running backs Ryan D'Imperio and Nick Baccare are probably the Minutemen's fastest players. D'Imperio has been converted from fullback to halfback and will carry much of the load for Township, which is No. 1 in The Inquirer's South Jersey preseason rankings.
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July 6, 1995 | By Don Beideman, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Megan McElvogue admits that going from the grass of her high school field to the artificial turf at Boston College was the biggest challenge of her career as a lacrosse goalie. The challenge didn't come, however, until her second season at BC. The Upper Merion High graduate got to play on grass in her first season at BC because the team didn't have the use of its regular field and played its games on grass at Bentley College in nearby Waltham. McElvogue played in all of the Eagles' 15 games, recording a .644 save percentage.
SPORTS
October 2, 1986 | By RICH HOFMANN, Daily News Sports Writer
On the day after, Wes Hopkins's left knee was just as bad. The All-Pro free safety is still out for the year after surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament and torn medial cartilage. But some more details have become available: Eagles trainer Otho Davis said the injury might not have been so severe if the Eagles had been playing on natural grass last Sunday, rather than on the artificial turf at Veterans Stadium. "On natural grass," Davis said, "I think the foot would have slid or given more.
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October 14, 2007 | By Shannon Hallamyer FOR THE INQUIRER
The Radnor Township school board on Tuesday night discussed whether to install an artificial-turf field at Radnor Middle School, which opened in September as a state-of-the-art "green" building. After more than six hours, the meeting ended with unanswered questions and without a final vote. Board members discussed the cost-effectiveness of turf versus grass, and whether an artificial surface would fit at a school that has promoted a "green" approach. The $48 million school in Wayne has oxygen-producing plants on its roof.
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July 31, 2008 | Daily News Wire Services
Children aren't at risk for lead exposure from synthetic athletic fields, according to a report yesterday from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. The commission evaluated synthetic athletic fields after lead was detected on some New Jersey fields, raising worry about exposure to children. But the commission said no tested field released amounts of lead that would be harmful. "A variety of artificial turf products were evaluated for risk exposure to lead and the bottom line is parents should not be concerned about harmful levels of lead in artificial turf," said Julie Vallese, a commission spokeswoman.
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February 29, 2012 | By Bonnie L. Cook, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Agnes Irwin School can go ahead with its plan to build a playing field with artificial turf and bleachers in a Radnor Township park where it wants to conduct gym classes and host sports events. On Feb. 23, the Delaware County Court denied a petition from a group of Radnor Township citizens who filed a civil action in 2011 designed to block the plan. They argued that the planned use would illegally interfere with public use of Radnor Memorial Park. The seven-acre park is on Matsonford Road in Wayne, across from Radnor Elementary School.
SPORTS
June 27, 2008 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Sen. Bob Menendez (D., N.J.) sent a letter to the Consumer Product Safety Commission yesterday, urging the agency to expand its investigation into possibly hazardous lead levels in artificial turf. Menendez also asked the agency for recommendations on how parents can protect children who play on artificial grass fields, lawns and playgrounds. The CPSC, which has investigated lead in children's toys and household products, did not return messages seeking comment. Menendez made his request a week after the federal Centers for Disease Control issued an advisory recommending that worn, frayed sports fields containing nylon fibers be tested for lead.
SPORTS
November 23, 2000 | By Marc Narducci, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Complaints always surface at this time of the year from teams that play in state championship soccer games, because the state finals are usually played on artificial turf. All of this year's boys' and girls' soccer finals were played on artificial turf, either at Kean University or the College of New Jersey. The NJSIAA likes to have its championships on turf because it affords the luxury of staging multiple games in one day. All four public-school state girls' soccer finals were played at the College of New Jersey on Saturday.
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April 25, 1995 | By Michael Bamberger, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
There's a chance now for a new beginning. The old turf is gone, and a new plastic rug is down. No longer is the playing surface of Veterans Stadium the color of an overcooked lima bean. The tobacco-juice stains in the outfield, testimony to the presence of a certain centerfielder, are gone. The depressions and dead patches around first base and third are gone, too. The plastic turf called the worst in the National League by many baseball men has been replaced by something bright and shiny and new. "They had the reputation not just for bad turf but, you hate to say it, dirty turf," said George Toma, the longtime field superintendent from Kansas City who served as a consultant on the $1.85 million project.
BUSINESS
May 17, 1990 | By Anthony R. Wood, Inquirer Staff Writer
During the many times he got his shoes shined, Bob Corse noticed that shoeshine customers were more apt to care about the Phillies than, say, quantum physics. "They all seem to be doing the same thing - talking about or reading about sports," Corse said. And he noticed something else. "I saw guys - men, well-dressed, businessmen, business types - go into kind of a dingy, unkempt kind of place. " Corse concluded he could "do this better. " Thus was born an urban mutation - the Sports Buff, a Center City sports- theme shoeshine parlor, where customers can get their shines and their sports, too. The floor is covered with artificial turf, complete with yard markers.
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November 16, 2014 | By Julie Kayzerman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Sharon Pfluger has watched the evolution of field hockey unfold in front of her eyes over the last 40 years. Coaching at her alma mater, the College of New Jersey (formerly Trenton State College) for 30 years, Pfluger has become a legend in the state. A seven-time winner of coach of the year in the New Jersey Athletic Conference, a New Jersey Hall of Fame nominee, and a member of the National Field Hockey Coaches Association Hall of Fame, the Pompton Lakes native certainly has moved with the changing sport.
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May 16, 2013 | By Rita Giordano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Haddonfield Deputy Mayor Jeff Kasko was reelected a borough commissioner, former Commissioner Neal Rochford regained the post he lost four years ago, and political newcomer John Moscatelli swept into his first term, according to unofficial returns from Tuesday's municipal election. Kasko, the top vote-getter with provisional ballots not yet counted, could become the borough's first new mayor in 12 years. Mayor Letitia "Tish" Colombi chose not to seek reelection. The commissioners will decide who will be mayor, but the honor traditionally goes to the highest vote-getter.
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November 23, 2012 | By Deb Riechmann, Associated Press
KABUL, Afghanistan - It was Army Sgt. Keith Wells' first Thanksgiving Day away from his family and despite a cornucopia of food, his taste buds were craving his wife's macaroni and cheese back home. "My wife's a foodie - you know the Food Network, cooking shows. Everything she makes is golden," Wells of Charlotte, N.C., said Thursday at a large international military base in the Afghan capital, Kabul. The dining hall served up mac-and-cheese along with traditional Thanksgiving Day fixings.
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November 17, 2012 | By Dan Hardy, Inquirer Staff Writer
A brief description of Haddonfield Memorial High School's athletic program: It has high participation - more than 80 percent of students engage in a sport. And it's high-achieving, honored as best overall in its conference for 30-plus years and perennially recognized as tops statewide among schools its size. One other thing. By many accounts, its playing and practice fields are among the worst in the area. Stadium Field, where football, girls' soccer, and lacrosse are played, and the adjacent borough-owned Anniversary Field, reserved for practices, are so overused, especially in the fall, that maintaining healthy grass is impossible, according to school superintendent Richard Perry.
SPORTS
November 1, 2012 | By Rick O’Brien, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Garnet Valley's Matt Donoghue enjoyed his two-day break from school, courtesy of Sandy, but was eager to return to the practice field. "We've got a big game on Friday against Haverford," he said. "If we win, we're guaranteed a berth in the district playoffs. We need to be out there and getting ready for it. " Donoghue, a 6-foot-4, 278-pound guard, said his family's home was not adversely affected by the storm. "We had power the whole time," he said. "A few of my friends lost power at their houses, but nothing too bad. " In a Central League showdown at 7 p.m. Friday, Garnet Valley (7-2 overall, 6-2 league)
SPORTS
August 24, 2012
IT WAS '90s Retro Night at the ol' ball yard, and the Phillies were flawless in their execution. Half of the crowd left in the eighth inning, the lineup combined to go 4-for-31, and the home team lost and dropped to 57-67. It was 1990 all over again, minus the artificial turf and sewer rats. The homage to the days of "Saved By the Bell" and the American middle class provided a necessary distraction from the action on the field. The '90s, you may recall, were not kind to the Phillies.
NEWS
March 1, 2012 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Agnes Irwin School can go ahead with its plan to build a playing field with artificial turf and bleachers in a Radnor Township park so it can conduct gym classes and host sports events. On Feb. 23, Delaware County Court denied a petition from a group of Radnor Township residents who filed a civil action in 2011 designed to block the plan. They argued that the planned use would illegally interfere with public use of Radnor Memorial Park. The seven-acre park is on Matsonford Road in Wayne, across from Radnor Elementary School.
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February 29, 2012 | By Bonnie L. Cook, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Agnes Irwin School can go ahead with its plan to build a playing field with artificial turf and bleachers in a Radnor Township park where it wants to conduct gym classes and host sports events. On Feb. 23, the Delaware County Court denied a petition from a group of Radnor Township citizens who filed a civil action in 2011 designed to block the plan. They argued that the planned use would illegally interfere with public use of Radnor Memorial Park. The seven-acre park is on Matsonford Road in Wayne, across from Radnor Elementary School.
SPORTS
November 9, 2011 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
They've been knocking on the door for a few years. On Tuesday, they barged right in. Camden Catholic won the Central Jersey Group 2 championship in field hockey with an imposing, 4-0 victory over Collingswood before a large crowd that surrounded the Panthers' grass field in Knights Park. Sophomore Tara Vittese scored two goals, and sophomore Alyssa Olenick and junior Rachel Turan added goals as fourth-seeded Camden Catholic (16-4) won its first sectional title since 2007.
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October 24, 2011 | By Don Beideman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Madison Weary graduated from Kutztown University in 2010, and she's already gotten her first championship as a varsity coach. The 24-year-old Weary guided Unionville to the field hockey title in the Ches-Mont League American Division on Wednesday with an easy, 7-0 win over Coatesville. "I was given a talented team," said Weary, a special-education teacher who was an assistant coach for the Patton Middle School track team last school year, her first in the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District.
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