February 19, 1989 |
When high school football players signed letters-of-intent with NCAA Division I and I-AA schools this month, South Jersey was well represented. In the 1980s, South Jersey has become one of the most fertile recruiting grounds in the nation. When the 1989 signing period opened Feb. 8, more than 40 area players signed with Division I colleges. Some of them were among the nation's most hotly pursued athletes. Rancocas Valley defensive lineman Alonzo Spellman signed with Ohio State.
October 16, 2009
YOU ASKED for a merged parks and recreation system, and in November, you got it. But the ballot question that voters overwhelmingly approved to combine Fairmount Park and the city's Recreation Department was just the beginning. Now it's time to do the work. And Parks and Rec Commissioner Michael DiBerardinis wants the help of citizens in creating the best park and recreation system in the country. Earlier this month, he began a series of public meetings to hear from park and recreation users on how the merger should best serve their needs.
April 6, 2000 |
Maybe it was a subconscious slip. Maybe it was a continued thought. Either way, if Florida State defensive tackle Corey Simon doesn't perform well today when he finally bench-presses in Tallahassee, Fla., what he said yesterday won't matter. Simon visited the Eagles. He underwent a physical to test, among other things, his shoulder, on which he has had three surgeries since high school. He also met with head coach Andy Reid. Simon has not been tested on the bench press.
February 19, 1987 |
Three record-breaking performances by Marty Perkins paced the Glen Mills Bulls to the Pennsylvania teenage powerlifting championship last weekend. The Bulls won the high school division of the U.S. Powerlifting Federation- sponsored meet in Lehighton with a score of 60 points. White Hall High, near Allentown, finished second with 48 points. About 15 teams and 150 high school powerlifters competed in the event. "It was great," said Bulls coach Jeff Hill. "We only had two returning lifters from last year.
March 28, 1988 |
The Crawford Fitness Center in Downingtown was the scene last month of a weightlifting demonstration by Ted Arcidi, the self-proclaimed "world's strongest man. " Arcidi holds the professional bench-press record of 705 pounds.
February 11, 1988 |
For the fourth consecutive year, the Glen Mills Bulls nailed first place in the Pennsylvania Teenage Powerlifting Championships. They clinched the title behind nine first-place finishes - five of which included state-record lifts - at the George Washington Motor Lodge in Allentown last weekend. "We were expecting to win," said Glen Mills coach Jeff Hill. "We weren't disappointed. The kids met all their goals. " He said the Bulls hope that the meet will be a springboard to the Pennsylvania High School Championship which will be at Glen Mills in April and several weeks later, to the national championships in New York.
April 19, 2013 |
Physical numbers Height Weight Arm length Hands 6-foot-6 306 lbs. 341/4 in. 101/8 in. Combine results 40-yard dash: 5.30 seconds Bench press: 27 reps Vertical jump: 281/2 inches Broad jump: 106 inches 3-cone drill: 7.40 seconds 20-yard shuttle: 4.68 seconds ...
August 28, 1996 |
There's no longer a spot for Ike Jones on Chester's bench. Not since Jones discovered the bench press. And certainly not since Division I college coaches discovered Jones. In two years, the Chester senior has gone from a novice football player with a soft body and a soft attitude to an aggressive and agile leader. His strength and intensity now match his considerable size. The 6-foot-4, 300-pound lineman bench-presses 375 pounds. "I had to go from a boy to a man," Jones said.
April 20, 1987 |
At the Glen Mills School this weekend, strength is going to be the main subject as the school hosts a powerlifting clinic and the 1987 Southeastern Pennsylvania High School Individual Powerlifting Championships. The activities will get under way at 7 p.m. Friday in the school's gymnasium, with a seminar/clinic involving some of the sport's biggest names. Scheduled speakers include Ron Jones, strength and conditioning coach of the Philadelphia Eagles; Linc Gotshalk, strength and conditioning coach at Temple University, and Mark Chaillet, the 275-pound world powerlifting champion.
May 24, 1990 |
Taking a visit to the U.S. Naval Academy and getting back from a prom at 3 a.m. isn't exactly the prescribed method for preparing to compete in a powerlifting meet the next day. But try telling that to Chichester senior Jim Jackson. Jackson claimed the 181-pound title with a 1,330-pound total of three lifts on Saturday in the Pennsylvania State Coaches Powerlifting Association, held at Glen Mills last weekend . Compounding all the traveling Jackson did on Friday was a stomach ailment he suffered a few days earlier.