August 14, 2016 |
The Soul will seek redemption against the Jacksonville Sharks on Sunday in the Arena Football League American Conference championship at 6 p.m. at the PPL Center in Allentown, Pa. Last year in the conference championship, the Sharks (8-9, 1-0 playoffs) defeated the Soul, 61-56, knocking them out of the playoffs. "They're a good football team," Soul coach Clint Dolezel said of the Sharks. "Let's be real honest about that. " The Sharks, with first-year coach Bob Landsee at the helm, are fresh off last weekend's 69-68 win over Orlando.
August 7, 2016 |
Jeff Osberg of Huntingdon Valley Country Club captured his second straight Golf Association of Philadelphia major title on Friday, taking the 114th Patterson Cup in a four-hole playoff at his home course over David Hicks of Wildwood. Osberg, 32, who also won last month's Philadelphia Open in the same fashion, in an aggregate-score playoff, defeated Hicks, 16 strokes to 18, to win GAP's stroke-play championship for the second time. He and Hicks finished with 36-hole scores of 3-under-par 137. Osberg shot a second-round 69 and Hicks fired a 67. Hicks, who played ahead of Osberg, posted four birdies on the back nine and got to 3-under with a birdie on 17. Osberg's last of four birdies on the day came at No. 15, and he parred in. Roland Massimino of Back Brook contended for the championship after an eagle on the par-5 15th hole but carded back-to-back bogeys on 16 and 17 for a 67 and third place at 139. Philadelphia Amateur champion Michael McDermott of Merion shot his second straight 70 to join Ben Smith of Huntingdon Valley (68)
July 26, 2016 |
OVER THE past week or so, you've seen a lot of Eagles training camp preview stuff on whatever media platforms you favor, but you might not have learned too much you didn't already know. There is a very good reason for this. We, the intrepid Eagles media, haven't seen or talked to these guys in six weeks. The story lines haven't changed since minicamp wrapped up June 9. (Unless you count Nelson Agholor not being charged over that sexual assault allegation as a football story line.)
July 21, 2016 |
Jeff Osberg sank a five-foot birdie putt Tuesday on the final hole of a four-hole, aggregate-score playoff against Chris Crawford to win the Philadelphia Open, ending an odyssey that took 40 holes and 121/2 hours of golf over two days to decide. Osberg, 32, of Huntingdon Valley Country Club, fired a 1-over-par 17 over holes six through nine at the Ridge at Back Brook in Ringoes, N.J., for a 1-stroke victory, and finished off the first father-son combination to post wins in the 112 years the championship has been contested.
July 20, 2016 |
RINGOES, N.J. - This wasn't the way Chris Crawford wanted to close out the 36-hole Philadelphia Open, after holding the lead for most of the day Monday. Leading by 2 strokes on the last hole, Crawford faced a shot out of the right rough that he didn't find overly difficult, but he caught the ball heavy and watched in dismay as it splashed into a pond that guards the green short and left at the Ridge at Back Brook. The resulting double bogey, and a par by playing partner Jeff Osberg, created a tie for the championship of the Golf Association of Philadelphia major, and forced a four-hole aggregate-score playoff on Tuesday morning at the Hunterdon County layout.
June 10, 2016 |
Mark Roth says a possible turning point in MaST Charter's baseball season was an embarrassing 10-0 defeat at the hands of Bicentennial Athletic League rival Christopher Dock on May 5. "We kind of hit rock bottom there," the first-year head coach said. "I told the kids, 'At the end of the day, you have to look in the mirror and hold yourself accountable and be able to answer to your teammates.' " The Panthers responded with eight straight victories by a combined score of 93-23.
June 7, 2016 |
It all started at a swimming meet in December. When freshman Devon Miller was still at Kennett, she saw a friend of hers, Angela King, at the meet. The two became friends in preschool and went to Kennett Middle School together but had not seen each other in a few years. That's when King told Miller about Bishop Shanahan. Within a month, Miller shadowed a freshman at the school and made the decision to transfer. "I love it here," the 15-year old pitcher for the softball team said.
June 3, 2016 |
ROBBINSVILLE, N.J. - Bud Kowal is the athletic director at Ewing High School. He attended public schools for 12 years. He has worked in public schools for his entire career. But Kowal says fair is fair, and he believes the NJSIAA executive committee's latest decision is "grossly unfair" to South Jersey's non-public schools and their football programs. "These non-public kids, they aren't my kids," Kowal said. "But this just isn't right. It's really, really, really bad. " Kowal was reacting to a decision by the NJSIAA executive committee on Wednesday to deny a proposal by the West Jersey Football League to change the format of the Non-Public playoffs, effective in September.
May 28, 2016 |
The key to victory in the Golf Association of Philadelphia's Middle-Amateur Championship for Matt Mattare probably came on Wednesday, when he gave himself a pep talk after he missed a 5-foot birdie putt that didn't come close to going in. "I just waved at it," the 30-year-old Saucon Valley member said Thursday after capturing the Middle-Amateur in a three-man playoff. "It was my 11th hole. I was like, 'What are you doing being tentative? You're not even in the tournament. Start being decisive.' From that point forward, before every shot, I was like, 'Be decisive.' " Mattare, who works in wealth management in New York and lives in Jersey City, N.J., shot a 1-over-par 72 at Waynesborough Country Club in Paoli to finish at 1-over 143. Michael Brown, the 2009 Middle-Amateur champion, already was at that number for 36 holes after a 70. Together, the two waited as Matthew Finger, a co-leader after the first round, lined up a 4-foot par putt at the par-5 18th that would give him the victory.
May 25, 2016 |
Episcopal Academy's offense carried the Churchwomen to the second seed in the Pennsylvania Independent Schools Athletic Association softball playoffs. Host Episcopal showed its might Monday in a 10-1 rout of seventh-seeded Academy of the New Church. Ariana Felizianni keyed her team's offense by going 2 for 3 with a home run, a double, and two RBIs. She scored two runs. Maya Johnston went 2 for 2 with three RBIs for the winners. Also in the first round of the PAISAA tournament, Ashley Lubisky went 2 for 3 and scored two runs as third-seeded host Springside Chestnut Hill shut out No. 6 Friends' Central, 5-0. Baseball Lincoln's Zach Degovanni knocked in the go-ahead run with a one-out sacrifice fly in the bottom of the sixth inning to give the host Railsplitters a 4-3 victory over GAMP in the third round of the Public League playoffs.