July 25, 2013 |
When the final horn signaled the end of the Eagles' first practice at training camp on Tuesday, rookies and selected veterans participating in drills broke from one last huddle and jogged into the NovaCare Complex to take refuge from the midafternoon sun. Receiver Ifeanyi Momah, however, stayed behind to put in some extra work with Eagles special teams coordinator Dave Fipp. Momah said Fipp had noticed some missteps in Momah's footwork and addressed them right away. "I kind of caught myself taking too many steps underneath myself, and I just wanted to fix that," said Momah, who signed as an undrafted free agent out of Boston College.
July 3, 2013 |
Millville defensive tackle Antoine White, considered among the top recruits in South Jersey, has made an oral football commitment to Penn State. The 6-foot-3, 270-pound White made the decision on Monday. "I really trust the Penn State coaching staff, and that was big for me," White said. "They are close to home, and I really buy into what they are doing. " As a junior, White had 80 tackles, 14 tackles for loss, and six sacks. He also plays offensive line but was recruited for defense.
June 15, 2013 |
The Washington Township softball team had to like seeing Taylor Coroneos in the pitcher's circle. Coroneos went 22-1 as the team's ace this season, struck out 158, and allowed only 10 earned runs in 1252/3 innings. She did this against some of the best teams in South Jersey, too. The senior held defending Group 4 state champion Eastern to two runs over three games this year. Against Shawnee, which the Minutemaids went on to beat in the South Jersey Group 4 final, Coroneos allowed only four runs in four games.
June 13, 2013
Smoke-filled spectator galleries The U.S. Open tournament at Merion Golf Club will draw thousands of spectators, so it's no wonder the event has been meticulously planned. Ticketholders' booklets provide a long list of prohibited items, and thoroughly detail transportation options, etiquette, and safety guidelines. But despite all the preparations, one major area has been omitted: smoking restrictions. Many other sporting events have prohibited smoking by spectators for years. As a longtime United States Golf Association member and attendee at many U.S. Open events, I can attest that secondhand smoke - particularly cigar smoke - is prevalent.
June 5, 2013 |
HIS NAME is his outlook. "All things are possible through God's greatness" is not just the English translation to Ifeanyi Momah's Nigerian first name. It is the philosophy that has sustained him through the last 21 months of his life. By now, many of us have heard his story. Bounced between defensive end and receiver at Boston College, his knee torn up amid what appeared to be a breakout game against Northwestern at the start of the 2011 season, his appeal to play a sixth season denied by the NCAA.
June 1, 2013 |
Council Rock South's Eric Gallo, a 6-foot-3, 280-pound junior center and defensive tackle, has orally committed to play football at Virginia Tech. Gallo is projected to play center for the Hokies and also may play guard. He also received interest from Boston College, Connecticut, Maryland, and Rutgers, among others. "I think that playing center is really exciting," said Gallo. "It's a really cool position, you're the head of the offensive line. " A two-year starter for the Golden Hawks, Gallo earned Inquirer first-team all-Southeastern Pennsylvania honors on defense last season.
May 31, 2013
Council Rock South's Eric Gallo, a 6-foot-3, 280-pound junior center and defensive tackle, has orally committed to play football at Virginia Tech. Gallo, who is projected to play center for the Hokies, also received interest from Boston College, Connecticut, Maryland, and Rutgers, among others. A two-year starter for the Golden Hawks, Gallo earned Inquirer first-team all-Southeastern Pennsylvania honors on defense last season. - Rick O'Brien
May 11, 2013
Judge rebuffs FDA on Plan B NEW YORK - A government appeal of a ruling giving women of all ages broad access to morning-after birth control is frivolous, a federal judge said Friday as he refused to suspend enforcement of his decision pending appeal. U.S. District Judge Edward Korman in Brooklyn did agree to postpone implementation of his month-old decision until Monday to give the government time to appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in Manhattan. The judge had ruled that the Plan B One-Step morning-after pill could be sold to everyone without a prescription.
April 18, 2013 |
BOSTON - They were wed in Boston in August, an unlikely match who fell in love and shared a passion for running. Monday, watching the Boston Marathon - a race one had run before - the couple each lost a leg after one of the two explosions that killed three and wounded scores more. Patrick and Jessica Downes each "sustained amputations below the left knee," according to an e-mail sent to friends. A page hosted by GiveForward.com, which helps users create fund-raising sites, was established to raise money that will go toward the couple's medical bills and related costs.
April 17, 2013 |
THESE DAYS in college athletics, coaches aren't the only recruiters. Right up there on the importance meter are players . . . even those who've yet to don a uniform. Thaddius Smith, a 5-10, 170-pound junior at Cardinal O'Hara High, Monday announced his commitment to Boston College. Quite crucial to the woo-him process, of course, were coach Steve Addazio and assistant Ryan Day (both formerly of Temple), but so were Marcus Outlow, a running back from Connecticut, and Darius Wade, a quarterback from Delaware.