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August 2, 1992 | By Shaun Stanert, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Marianne Grabowski gulped air as she steered her polo pony from the playing field after a brisk 7 1/2-minute chukker at the Bucks County Horse Park. Her 28-year-old horse, Rena, however, lifted his slim legs effortlessly and trotted from the stadium. "He's in better shape than I am," Grabowski told a spectator after the chukker, a period of play. She was taking part in a Bucks County Polo Club practice tournament at the park in Revere last weekend. It is the only polo club in the county, said Fred Fortugno, a governor in the U.S. Polo Association.
NEWS
August 2, 1992 | By Alison F. Orenstein, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
See a polo match, hear a string band or ride a pony next Sunday when the Hidden Pond Polo Center in Winslow Township hosts a benefit polo tournament. The event also will feature player demonstrations, an autograph session, stable tours and a chance for visitors to take shots at a goal from an aluminum training horse. Pregame entertainment will begin at 11:30 a.m. and game time will be 1:30 p.m. Visitors can order box lunches for $10 by calling Hidden Pond by tomorrow. General admission tickets are $6 for adults, $4 for children 3 to 12 and free for children under 2. Preferred seating under a tent is $10, and VIP tickets, including tent seats and a champagne brunch, are $50. VIP and preferred seating tickets must be purchased in advance, but general admission tickets can be bought at the gate.
SPORTS
December 1, 1998 | By Bill Iezzi, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
When the North Penn boys dive into the water during the Pennsbury Relays on Friday, they will be in top condition. Most of the Knights are members of the water polo team, which plays between August and November. And water polo is a good adjunct to competitive swimming. "Water polo enhances swimming because it provides great conditioning," said Bill Bartle, North Penn's swimming and water polo coach. "Water polo is training, in some regards, for swimming. Also, it is participation in a sport that takes minds off swimming.
SPORTS
November 5, 2009 | Daily News Wire Services
Random drug tests will begin next year for horses in polo matches in the U.S. after the deaths of 21 elite horses in Florida that were injected with an incorrectly mixed supplement shortly before a championship match, the United States Polo Association said yesterday. The decision was made last month to begin a pilot program for testing horses starting in January, said association spokeswoman Amber Owen. The Lexington, Ky.-based organization put together a committee to study the possibility of testing shortly after the South Florida deaths in April.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 12, 1997 | By Lesley Valdes, INQUIRER MUSIC CRITIC
Marco Polo, unveiled at New York City Opera over the weekend, is a heady amalgam of East meets West. Strings twang and singers squeal so artfully at the start of composer Tan Dun and librettist Paul Griffiths' creation, it's easy to think you've wandered into a performance of the centuries-old Beijing Opera. Only these stutters and wails of sung speech, Chinese-style, are in English. The Chinese sonorities don't go on for too long before seguing, seamlessly, into Western orchestral and operatic styles, and there are stretches when the principals sing in Italian, too. You can catch whiffs of Mahler and Richard Strauss in Tan Dun's writing; the composer, now based in New York, spent part of his career with a Beijing Opera troupe after two years in Mao's rice paddies (where he's said to have made music on tin pots)
SPORTS
July 31, 2012 | Associated Press
LONDON - Maggie Steffens made sure her first touch of the ball at the Olympics counted. And nearly every other one after that, too. In her Olympic debut, the 19-year-old Californian scored seven goals - six in the first half alone - and the U.S. women's water polo team survived a pesky Hungarian squad to win its opening match Monday in the London Games, 14-13. "It's awesome. My heartbeat is still pounding. I'm walking through here and just kind of taking a deep breath and letting it sink in," Steffens said.
SPORTS
November 19, 2003 | By Don Beideman INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Matt Deasey's plan was to give the Virginia basketball team a shot as a walk-on, but thanks to a sprained ankle, the freshman ended up on the water polo team instead. Deasey, a former Episcopal Academy basketball standout, sprained his right ankle playing a pickup game of soccer at Virginia early in the school year. Deasey knew he wasn't going to play basketball with the ankle sprain, so he decided to give water polo a try. He had been a third-team high school all-American playing the sport at Episcopal.
NEWS
August 6, 1992 | By Shaun Stanert, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Marianne Grabowski gulped air as she steered her polo pony from the playing field after a brisk 7 1/2-minute chukker at the Bucks County Horse Park. Her 28-year-old horse, Rena, however, lifted his slim legs effortlessly and trotted from the stadium. "He's in better shape than I am," Grabowski told a spectator after the chukker, a period of play. She was taking part in a Bucks County Polo Club practice tournament at the park in Revere last weekend. It is the only polo club in the county, said Fred Fortugno, a governor in the U.S. Polo Association.
NEWS
March 13, 2012 | By Phil Anastasia, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The second time was even better for the Cowtown/Work To Ride polo team. The team, based at Chamounix Equestrian Center in Fairmount Park, won the United States Polo Association's national interscholastic championship for the second year in a row Sunday in Charlottesville, Va. If anything, this victory was even more exciting for coach Lezlie Hiner's team. "It was crazy," Hiner said Tuesday. "This probably was more of a thrill than winning it last year because of the way we won. " Cowtown/Work To Ride beat two California-based teams at the tournament at the University of Virginia.
NEWS
July 30, 1987 | By Diane Pucin, Inquirer Staff Writer
Joe Johnson will be heading off to powerhouse Stanford and Mike Johnson has just returned from a trip with the U.S. National team to Europe, but the Fort Washington brothers will take time off from their travels to head the Region 1 water-polo team in the 1987 Keystone State Games. The Johnson brothers, who led Germantown Academy to a second-place finish at the Eastern High School championship in the fall, excel at a sport that gets little notice in the Philadelphia area - or much of the rest of the country outside California.
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