September 27, 1993 |
In soccer, players live on their legs. Until recently, Drew Rhodes' legs had been just killing him. Rhodes scored the game's only goal Friday as Unionville improved to 5-0 in the Southern Chester County League (7-1-1 overall) by nipping visiting Garnet Valley, 1-0. Unionville coach Lee Krug sees Rhodes as becoming "more and more the centerman of our attack. " But Rhodes is just happy to be playing relatively free of pain. Since fall, Rhodes has suffered from a severe case of shin splints.
October 23, 1998 |
Nate Miller looked up, and Murad Campbell was gone. The scenario wasn't that unusual, except that usually Campbell, Overbrook's star cross-country runner, pulls away from the Highland senior. This time, Campbell just pulled up. About midway through yesterday's Camden County championships on the 3.1-mile course at Gloucester County College, Campbell was overcome by pain from shin splints and left the race. Miller went on to win his first major event and become the first runner this season to beat Campbell, who was ninth in last year's Foot Locker national championship.
August 17, 1991 |
Monica Seles, who withdrew from Wimbledon and the Federation Cup this summer, was told by the International Tennis Federation yesterday that she has been banned from the 1992 Summer Olympics. According to the ITF, by "failing to make herself available to represent her country in the 1991 Federation Cup," Seles made herself ineligible for an Olympic nomination by her country of citizenship, Yugoslavia. Seles withdrew from the Federation Cup two days before it was scheduled to start last month in Nottingham, England, claiming she was suffering from shin splints.
October 24, 1991 |
Monica Seles feels wronged. Again. Seles, the world's top-ranked female tennis player, was fined $20,000 by the Women's Tennis Association Tuesday for planning to play in an exhibition later this week in the Canary Islands while a Kraft General Foods Tour event is under way in Brighton, England. Fines of $10,000 were levied against Arantxa Sanchez Vicario and Helena Sukova. Nine other players were fined lesser amounts. On a telephone conference call yesterday aimed at promoting her appearance in the Virginia Slims of Philadelphia tournament Nov. 11 to 17 at the Civic Center, Seles said she was surprised by the fine.
February 9, 1991 |
Ivan Lendl, ranked No. 3 in the world, was seeded No. 1, and defending champion Pete Sampras was seeded No. 2 yesterday when the draw was made for the $1 million 1991 U.S. Pro Indoor Tennis Championships, which begin Monday at the Spectrum. Brad Gilbert was seeded third. Four-time champion John McEnroe will be the No. 4 seed, and his brother Patrick, an Australian Open semifinalist last month, will be seeded 16th in the 48-man field. The brothers could meet in the semifinals next Saturday.
November 13, 1998 |
Murad Campbell figures to get to school on time tomorrow morning. Last season, the Overbrook star missed the team bus to the NJSIAA state cross-country championships, and just made it to the starting line on time. His lack of preparation time cost him what should have been an easy victory. With only 10 minutes to warm up before the Group 4 race, Campbell faded and finished second, behind Hunterdon Central's Jon Fusalo. However, things again will not be perfect for Campbell as he joins the best runners in the state at Holmdel Park for tomorrow's group championships.
April 21, 1998 |
This is the final time Council Rock's Brooke Deacon will compete in the Penn Relays as a high school athlete, and she's pumped. The Indians senior will be competing for East Tennessee next season, but she has some business to take care of Thursday in the long jump. She has jumped more than 18 feet indoors and set the school outdoor record of 17-10 1/2 in a meet at Pennsbury earlier this season. She'll be looking to break that 18-foot barrier at Franklin Field. "Brooke is psyched," Council Rock coach Steve Harnish said.
October 11, 1987 |
Nothing frustrates an athlete more than unrelenting pain that has no detectable cause. Autumn seems to invite it, because those who refused to exercise in the sweaty days of summer suddenly resolve to get back into shape. But no matter what the season, you may be familiar with the scenario: Your shin aches incessantly after you exercise; you tolerate it for a while, but finally make an appointment with your doctor; your doctor takes X-rays, but no fractured or broken bones show up, and you limp home, dejected and confused.
April 10, 1995 |
A little pain isn't about to stop Unionville's Marcia Haradon. The Indians' junior has been hampered by painful shin splints, but that's nothing new for her. "This is the third straight year I've had them," Haradon said. "I just try and ignore them and keep jumping. " On Friday, in a dual meet against Oxford, Haradon won the high jump (5 feet, 1 inch), long jump (15-5 1/2) and triple jump (32-9 3/4) to lead the Indians to a 103-38 victory. "That's getting to be her routine, winning all three," coach Warren Jarrett said.
February 9, 1991 |
Making the draw for a tennis tournament consists of methodically placing the seeded players in order, then picking the names of the remaining players out of a bowl and filling in the blanks. Since the seeds are figured by computer rankings, Ivan Lendl (No. 3 in the world) and U.S. Open champion Pete Sampras (No. 5) topped the seedings yesterday for the $1 million U.S. Pro Indoor that begins Monday at the Spectrum. Brad Gilbert is the No. 3 seed and that old favorite, four-time U.S. Pro Indoor titlist John McEnroe, is No. 4. After the draw for the 48-player singles field was finalized at the Market Street Live restaurant, attention focused on the lower half of the draw.