September 16, 1997 |
Aaron Thomas has done the pyramids and the Sphinx. He has ridden a boat on the Nile. He has stayed at swanky hotels in Alexandria. Just don't remind him of the cuisine the Downingtown junior had to stomach in two trips to Egypt this summer with the United States' under-17 national soccer team. "The food was horrible," said Thomas with a recollection of queasiness. "We ate the same thing over and over again: rice and chicken. And the chicken was probably camel meat or llama meat, we didn't even know.
November 19, 1987 |
Tom Honeyman has only Tom Paton to blame for the fact that Honeyman no longer scores goals for Frankford High's soccer team as often as lovers throw coins into fountains. Tom Paton is Tom Honeyman's grandfather, and, yes, we know what you're thinking - how in the world can a kid's grandfather contribute to cutting his goal production? By making a suggestion to his grandson's coach. Though Honeyman scored 39 goals in two years as a striker, first-year coach Bill Snyder listened to the 76-year-old Paton, whom he affectionately calls his "assistant," and switched Honeyman to trailer forward after the first three games this season.
November 6, 1990 |
The Langhorne Athletic Association has been helping budding Peles get in league with fun through its 10-week fall soccer program. Each Saturday, children 5 to 13 years old gather at Maple Point High School field in Newtown. Last weekend, the Compu Kids met the Clemens Market team in a showdown of 5- year-olds. But, without scores or team standings, everyone came out a winner.
August 12, 2004 |
Some local viewers of the Olympic women's soccer match between the United States and Greece yesterday missed the second U.S. goal and other game action because Comcast accidentally inserted numerous blocks of commercials during the contest. The game, shown live on MSNBC as the unofficial start of the 2004 Athens Olympics, supposedly was being presented commercial-free by sponsor Hummer. Instead, ads, including Comcast promotions, came on at regular intervals during the game, as if MSNBC's daytime news programming were running.
March 16, 1989 |
East Whiteland Township supervisors have agreed to spend up to $12,000 to survey a 16-acre tract across from the township building on Route 401 - the possible site for development of several soccer fields. The board voted unanimously Monday night to endorse a request from the Greater Chester Valley Soccer Association to take the first steps toward use of the land, which abuts Route 401 and Mill Road, for recreation. Township engineer Surender Kohli estimated that the various surveys of the property, which includes wetlands and flood plains, would cost about $11,750.
August 10, 1989 |
Philadelphia dominated the Pocono region in opening-round play in soccer yesterday at the 1989 Keystone State Games in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area. Philadelphia's scholastic boys' team defeated Pocono, 2-0, and its scholastic girls' team whipped Pocono, 4-1. Its junior scholastic boys posted a 2-1 victory, and its junior scholastic girls registered a 2-0 win. The Philadelphia team is composed exclusively of athletes from the city. The Pocono squad is composed of players from northeast Pennsylvania.
August 4, 1991 |
Matt Tumolo enjoys people, parties, school and soccer, and not necessarily in that order. And the Strath Haven soon-to-be sophomore is hoping to get in three of those four activities during his highly anticipated trip to the Soviet Union from Aug. 17 to 28. He's part of the Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer Association's Under-14 1/2 State Select Team's voyage to Moscow, where it will play two Soviet squads and two from Italy from Aug. 20 to...
March 15, 2002 |
A hearty hybrid of sports pic and prison flick - and a remake of 1974's The Longest Yard - Mean Machine is a likably energetic star vehicle for English sports god Vinnie Jones. The tall, thuggishly handsome athlete-turned-thespian made his screen bow in the London gangster romp Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and followed that with another Guy Ritchie-directed gangland laffer, Snatch. In Mean Machine, Jones - playing a tarnished soccer star who's sent to jail for throwing a game, and then throwing some cops around - has the weight of the film on his (broad)
November 11, 1996 |
Sara Lindenmuth scored and Emily Oleksiuk was outstanding in net as Archbishop Wood successfully defended its Catholic League girls' soccer championship with a 1-0 victory over Archbishop Ryan yesterday at La Salle University. Oleksiuk was solid, securing her ninth shutout of the season. Her moment in this title game came late in the second half, with Wood leading. The senior keeper, who had made other big saves in the half, stopped a penalty shot. The Ragdolls had been awarded an indirect kick from 10 yards out. In the scramble to stop the shot, a hand ball was called on the Vikings, resulting in the penalty shot.
September 8, 1992 |
A teachers' strike in the Cherry Hill school system will force the district's two high schools to postpone Olympic Conference soccer games scheduled for Friday. If the games cannot be rescheduled, the Cherry Hill teams will have to offer forfeits. Cherry Hill West, 7-6-2 last year but a potential Inquirer Top 10 team this fall, is scheduled to open its season at Edgewood (4-11-1) at 3:30 p.m. Friday. Cherry Hill East (12-6-2) is scheduled to open by playing host to Eastern (10-8-1)