October 18, 1987 |
The Maple Shade Board of Education has awarded a $10,735 contract for repairing high school bleachers to Gym Door Repairs of Huntingdon Station, N.Y. At the board's meeting Tuesday, Superintendent John Sherry said that students had not been allowed to use the 1,000-seat gym bleachers this year after a routine inspection disclosed weakened areas in welds and in the mechanism that opens and closes the bleachers. He said that the work would begin within a month and that the bleachers should be ready for the opening of basketball season in early December.
March 22, 1991 |
A structural engineer was brought in by West Chester University yesterday to investigate the partial collapse of a section of bleachers at the end of a playoff game between Chester High and the Glen Mills School on Wednesday night. A 15-foot section of bleachers buckled immediately after Glen Mills posted a 64-62 victory in a PIAA AAAA Eastern Regional final at West Chester. Twenty students from Glen Mills were injured as a result of the collapse and were taken to hospitals Wednesday night.
December 30, 1990 |
Cheltenham High School seniors are nearly halfway to their goal of sitting tall again at graduation - a tradition threatened by money problems. There has been a miniature tempest over the suggestion that buying risers for graduation might not be prudent at a time when programs have been cut to balance budgets. After a school board committee shot down a plan to buy permanent elevated bleachers earlier this fall, a task force of students, parents and school officials set about raising the cash themselves.
December 20, 1987 |
One of Walter Hummell Jr.'s last school projects was a model of football stands made of balsa wood and construction board for the Gloucester Township Midget Football League. But when those stands are built, they will be his memorial. On March 31, just a few weeks after Hummell, 17, of Sicklerville Road in Gloucester Township, and his best friend and neighbor, Joe Magliocco, finished building the model for the stands for a class at Highland Regional High School, he was killed in an auto accident.
April 7, 2001 |
A spectator at the Kansas City Royals' home opener yesterday was injured when he fell 12 feet from the left-field bleachers to the warning track. Nathan Michalski, 22, of Lee's Summit, Mo., was taken to a hospital with a compression fracture of the spine, a broken foot and abdominal pain, the Royals said. A friend said Michalski was trying to jump down to the outfield when he fell. Officers who reached Michalski tried to pull him to his feet, but he collapsed back to the track.
December 30, 1998 |
A 27-year-old Darby man who pleaded guilty yesterday to raping and robbing a Yeadon woman last New Year's Eve was sentenced to six to 12 years in state prison as part of a negotiated plea. Cleo J. Ruffin of the 200 block of Mulberry Street was charged with raping the 19-year-old woman at gunpoint on the bleachers of the Penn Wood West Junior High School field about 10 p.m., a court affidavit states. The woman was walking to her boyfriend's home when Ruffin approached her on Cedar Avenue, asked for a cigarette, and then tried to get her to go home with him, the document states.
March 28, 2015 |
With opening day on the horizon and the Wrigley Field bleachers resembling an erector set, some denizens of the most famous seats in sports are wondering if life will ever be the same. The bleacher season ticket holders are temporarily without a home, and some blame the Cubs for catering to a younger crowd that drinks more and pays more attention to its smartphones than the game. "It's all about the party," veteran bleacherite Linda Eisenberg said. The Wrigley bleachers have been gutted this offseason to add lucrative patio sections, two jumbo-sized video boards and advertising signage as part of the Ricketts family's $575 million renovation plan.
October 24, 1994 |
They sell whiskey at all Japanese ballparks, so it's certainly no surprise that ardent supporters of the Hanshin Tigers often celebrate a victory by leaping from a bridge into a polluted river. "In that way," explained Hiroshi Yoshimura, a Pacific League official, "they show their ecstasy. " That lust for ecstasy, not to mention Japan's martial traditions and the free-flowing whiskey, sake, wine and beer, has produced a fanatical core of fans - the oendan - for each of Japan's 12 professional baseball teams.
July 12, 1987 |
Jack Lindenberg and Bernie Ben Botnek want it understood: They don't have to be sitting in the swelter of the Wrigley Field bleachers, where snaggle- toothed Ronnie Woo-Woo emits a breathtaking series of shrill sounds in their ears, where hawkers yelling "ColdbeerOldStylescuseme" trip at their feet and where fans expectorate usually humorous and occasionally obscene comments toward opposing outfielders. "We could be in boxes if we wanted," asserted Lindenberg, 67, who is a dead-ringer for actor Jack Klugman.
January 11, 2015 |
When Lenape's Kyle Trout avoided a last-second takedown to hold on to a win Monday night, the cheers of his teammates, coaches, and fans filled the gym. Teammate Kyle McIntyre didn't see it. The 170-pound senior left midway through Trout's bout and didn't return for another three matches. McIntyre did hear it, though. When McIntyre left, he walked to the corner of Lenape's gym, toward the exit. He then went under the bleachers, and laid beneath the cheering fans. He tried to think about anything but wrestling.