April 11, 1997 |
John V. Rosado, 53, founder of the Hidden Pond Polo Center in Winslow Township, died of cancer Tuesday at his Winslow home. Born in Camden, he was raised in Bellmawr and was a 1961 graduate of Triton High School, where he was on the football team. He had lived in Winslow since 1989. In 1981, Mr. Rosado founded Computa-Base Machining, a machining and sheet metal fabrication company serving the aerospace, transportation, communications, and defense industries. He remained active as the company's president until 1994 when his illness forced his retirement.
August 2, 1992 |
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.
August 2, 1992 |
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.
December 1, 1998 |
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.
November 5, 2009 |
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.
November 12, 1997 |
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)
July 31, 2012 |
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.
March 14, 2011 |
Philadelphia is home to a new national champion. The Cowtown/Work to Ride polo team, which is based in Fairmount Park, won the 42d annual USPA National Interscholastic Championship tournament Sunday in Charlottesville, Va. "It was awesome," Cowtown/WTR coach Lezlie Hiner said of her team's 24-17 victory over Baltimore in the title game at the University of Virginia's indoor polo facility. Cowtown/WTR became the first all-black team to win the national championship. The team, which entered the tournament as the second seed, includes brothers Kareem Rosser, 18, and Daymar Rosser, 16, of West Philadelphia, and Brandon Rease, 15, of North Philadelphia.
March 13, 2012 |
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.
November 19, 2003 |
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.