July 31, 2016 |
High-flying fun comes to the Shore on Saturday with the start of the 24th annual Wildwood Ultimate Beach Frisbee Tournament, a two-day competition and one of the largest events of its kind in the world. Organized by Ultimate Frisbee enthusiasts Len Dagit and Michael Adlis with the support of the City of Wildwood, the tournament will draw more than 500 teams - and thousands of players ranging in age from teendom to late 50s - from as close as Philadelphia, and as far as Canada and Italy.
June 22, 2015 |
AS A PEDIATRIC ER doctor, Trey Katzenbach works the overnight shift. And with two children and a third one on the way, his home life isn't too restful either. Still, in what free time he has, Katzenbach, 44, serves as a captain of the Philadelphia Spinners, the city's premier professional Ultimate Frisbee team. "People think I'm nuts," he said of the schedule he keeps. But "I wouldn't be as good a doctor if I didn't have my free time. " That "free time" consists of Ultimate games and 12 hours of team practice each week.
May 12, 2013 |
Kutztown University students have been honing their debate skills since the college's administration announced this week that it would allow licensed concealed weapons on campus. Students interviewed on campus Friday resembled a microcosm of the gun-control debate in this country - a majority opposed allowing guns on campus, while a handful adamantly supported it. "I think it's stupid," said Katey Merkel, 20. "I don't want to get shot. " "I don't see any need for people to carry guns on campus," said Ashley Groves, 19. "We're in Kutztown, not Philly.
July 1, 2012 |
The best way to catch a knuckleball is wait until it stops rolling, walk over, and then pick it up. - Bob Uecker It flutters and jiggles, and shimmies and shakes, and swoops and loops, darting about, some say, like a drunken butterfly. Or like a Frisbee in a high wind. But almost all agree that the best way to describe the knuckleball is: "#&%@#!" No other pitch so vexes three people simultaneously - those who try to hit it, those who try to catch it, and those who try to determine whether it's a ball or a strike, and good luck with all three.
July 8, 2010
ARIES (March 21-April 19). People who lash out do so out of fear. You'll offer your hand in friendship. It's the best defense against hostility. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). People do double takes as you walk by. Don't let your attractiveness go to waste by staying in. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). For you, a lie told is always a bad thing. But you may find yourself being tested when a loved one asks your opinion. CANCER (June 22-July 22). Everyone has been calling on you to help out. Normally, you're glad to lend a hand, but there's only one of you. Try saying no this time.
May 29, 2010 |
Haverford High has won the Pennsylvania Ultimate Frisbee boys' championship for the first time in the program's five-year existence. The Fords beat neighboring Radnor, 15-8, near Pittsburgh last weekend for the title in the seven-on-seven competition that drew 16 teams from around the state. Lower Merion beat out 13 other schools for the girls' championship. Haverford won 25 of 30 matches during the season, including a seven-match winning streak at the end. Ultimate Frisbee is similar to football in that the disk is passed with the goal of reaching an end zone.
May 28, 2010 |
Haverford High won the Pennsylvania Ultimate Frisbee boys' championship near Pittsburgh last weekend for the first time in the program's five-year existence. The Fords beat neighboring Radnor, 15-8, for the title in the seven-on-seven competition that drew 16 teams from around the state. Lower Merion beat out 13 other schools for the girls' championship. The Fords won 25 of 30 matches during the season, including a seven-match winning streak at the end. Ultimate Frisbee is similar to football in that the disk is passed with the goal of reaching an end zone.
September 4, 2009 |
Carl Edwards will race this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway despite breaking his right foot playing Frisbee. Edwards is on crutches but was cleared to race in both the Nationwide and Sprint Cup Series by doctors from the University of Missouri. He is from Columbia, Mo., and was injured in a hometown game Wednesday night. "I know this probably sounds ridiculous to a lot of people, and I could hardly believe it myself," Edwards said yestersday. "I was playing Frisbee with a couple of buddies and we both went for the Frisbee at the same time.
December 10, 2007 |
BEFORE TINKERBELL, Paris Hilton's Chihuahua accessory on the red carpet, there was Frisbee. Who? Frisbee, an adorable mini-rex bunny paraded around Drexel University's campus by then-freshman Jocelyn S. Kirsch. The rabbit was usually wrapped in a blanket inside her oversized handbag. Kirsch, a graphic-arts and pre-med major when she arrived in 2003 at Drexel, kept the bunny inside her ninth-floor room at the Towers, the freshman dorm. She took him to some of her graphic- arts classes, said a classmate, who spoke on condition of anonymity.