April 10, 1999 |
Jaromir Jagr said comments attributed to him and published in a Czech newspaper were misinterpreted and not representative of how he really feels about Pittsburgh Penguins coach Kevin Constantine. Jagr said yesterday he might not always agree with Constantine, but likes and respects him. This week, the Prague-based daily newspaper MF Dnes quoted Jagr as saying he did not like the way Constantine prepares the team and believes other players feel the same way. "His communication with us is just awful.
July 5, 1990 |
Canal Day festivities brought out some championship canal vaulters in Mont Clare. Vaulting goes back to the days when barges couldn't get close enough to shore, so those wanting to disembark had to either swim or vault. Those participating in the June 25 event had to vault the water using a 32-foot wooden pole from distances starting at 8 feet and progressing to 16 feet. Only one person was able to make the 16-foot jump.
July 20, 1997 |
The girls' Bachelors Barge Club eight-oared crew put in a fruitful day on the Schuylkill yesterday, winning two races in the Youth Regatta in ideal weather. The races were at different distances - 2,000 meters and 500 meters. At 2,000 meters, the normal distance, they outrowed Vesper Boat Club by 1 3/4 lengths in 8 minutes, 29.41 seconds. In the final race of the 27-race program, the girls' eight dash, they showed their versatility. They captured the sprint by a large margin, jumping into the lead at the outset and winning in 1:28.
May 9, 1993 |
It's all new. It's definitely different. And most of all, it's shorter. It is the Thunder Gust Triathlon (formerly Thundergust), and it is the three-county area's season opener for triathletes. The race starts at 9 a.m. June 5 in Parvin State Park with Melitta Coffee of Cherry Hill as the new major sponsor. Also new is the fact that the competition will raise funds for the American Red Cross. The race is, above all else, shorter. An average triathlete should finish in about two hours, compared with a full-length race average of about 2 hours, 40 minutes, said race director Bernie Kichula.
December 17, 1990 |
If ever the time was right for a most ambitious schedule of indoor track meets for the girls, now is it. After all, with so much talent to showcase, why shouldn't the girls' circuit have an agenda as good as, if not better than, the boys'. "Leo Cullen at Villa Maria has put together a great schedule this year," gushed Chester coach Jim Joyce. "I think it's our best ever. " The 1990-91 girls' track tour crisscrosses the 215 area code, with stops in Kutztown, Bethlehem, West Chester and Haverford.
May 2, 2002 |
Three simple words were all Buena senior Chelsea Salisbury needed to hear. "No running required," said Salisbury, who was spotted by a track coach two years ago during her workout for the girls' basketball team. Salisbury, who stands 6-foot-1, was busy lifting weights that day, just as she always does. The track coach thought she would be a natural javelin thrower. Just as long as she doesn't have to run, she said. "I tried hurdles once and hated it," Salisbury said.
March 21, 1994 |
The competition for boys' track league titles was fierce last season in Montgomery County, and could be even greater this year. In the Suburban One League Freedom Division, defending champion Wissahickon figures to be part of a tight pack that includes Hatboro-Horsham, Upper Dublin and Upper Moreland. Not much separates North Penn, Council Rock and Pennsbury in the Suburban One Patriot, and Cheltenham, Upper Merion and Quakertown will all be competitive in the Suburban One Liberty.
March 20, 2002
I ENJOYED John Ziegler's article on Charles Barkley (OpEd March 11), but his ire was focused on Charles' assertion that the Augusta National Golf Club was guilty of "blatant racism. " Aren't we missing a major point? How can someone be outraged over an accusation levied against a country club that probably none of us will ever visit - yet make no mention of Charles' ignorant and stereotypical statement that "Every black kid thinks the only way he can be successful is through athletics"?
April 5, 1990 |
Monica Olkowski made headlines three years ago with her sensational debut at the sectional championships, winning the South Jersey Group 4 400 meters as a freshman. Now the senior has become nationally prominent, working her way steadily into longer distances each year. As a sophomore, she won the South Jersey 800 meters. Last year, she won the South Jersey 1,600 and took the state Meet of Champions 800 title. She burst into national prominence in February by finishing second in the 800 in a national meet at Syracuse University.
September 6, 1992 |
The other night, driving back to Washington from Baltimore, where the Orioles' center fielder Mike Devereaux had hit a 115.82-meter home run . . . "Dammit, Will, speak American. How far did Devereaux hit it?" you ask, irritably. Read on. There is much such irritation in your future unless you reach for the musket over the mantel and head for Concord bridge, vowing that some tyrannies and indignities justify revolution. Back to the other night. We were driving the 38 miles (we can still say "miles," for a while; someday a Commerce Department Gestapo will punish such talk)