Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Wednesday's Ride of Silence is a slow, quiet ride through Doylestown that honors cyclists who were injured or killed while biking.
For the fifth year in a row, Doylestown area bikers will ride in honor of those who can’t join them. The annual Ride of Silence, which is Wednesday, is a slow, quiet ride through Doylestown that honors cyclists who were injured or killed while biking. The ride starts out at the Central Bucks West High School parking lot at 6:30 p.m. and will go six miles through Doylestown. Riders will be escorted by police. The goal of the ride, according to organizers, is to raise awareness that bicycles and motorists must share the road safely. Doylestown’s ride is co-sponsored by the Central Bucks Bicycle Club and Doylestown Borough. Ride organizer and Doylestown Councilman Don Berk said he’s not sure exactly how many bikers will attend this year; …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Runners are being encouraged to bring as little as possible with them this year.
Following the backpack bombings at the Boston Marathon two weeks ago, runners in this year's Broad Street Run in Philadelphia won't be able to tote their gear in a backpack, race organizers announced in a mass email to participants Monday. Taking a page from the Transportation Safety Administration's playbook, race organizers are mandating runners use clear plastic drawstring bags, which will be handed out at the expo Friday and Saturday, to stow their gear this year. “You are strongly encouraged to bring as little as possible with you to the start of the race,” race organizers said in the email to runners. “All items brought into the start area are subject to search and/or confiscation.” Race organizers only indicated backpacks would be …
Monday, April 22, 2013
Which of these area runs will fit your aptitude and schedule?
May is a busy month for runners in the Philadelphia area, highlighted by the 10-mile Broad Street Run at 8:30 a.m. May 5. Read on for some of the other races scheduled for May, and post in the comments about any we've missed. (And check out April's race schedule, too, before its final weekend.) 21st Annual University City 5K Run Black Sheep Run 2013 Colby Umbrell Memorial Walk & 5K Broad Street ReRun 5-Mile Run 4th Annual Danny Mac 5K Run/1-Mile Walk CURE FA 5K Race for Christina 5K For Mother's Day (female runners only) 5th Annual Mayfair Fallen Heroes 5K Run Honoring Officer Chuck Cassidy Doylestown 5K Teal Ribbon 5K
Thursday, April 18, 2013
The challenge of trying to repeat last season’s success has already begun with the varsity and junior varsity teams evaluating for this year’s spring league.
Thursday, April 18
For the first time in almost a decade, the 2012-2013 Archbishop Wood Varsity Ice Hockey team led the pack to win the Suburban High School Hockey League season championship. The Vikings began their quest for a championship season last spring by capturing first in the Rink at Warwick High School Spring League. They then defeated powerhouse Central Bucks South to win the Coaches vs. Cancer Invitational Tournament in the fall to start their regular season play. After defeating William Tennent in the 37th annual Thanksgiving eve game, and capturing the Warminster Challenge Cup in an exciting shoot out victory, the team battled through the Suburban High School Hockey League finishing first in the American Division, just ahead of defending SHSHL …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Shawn Young has his sights set on breaking the record time set 40 years ago in the 300-meter hurdles.
It's a sunny, but brisk Sunday morning at War Memorial Field, and Shawn Young is 30 minutes deep into a workout routine that has made him one of the top runners on the CB West track team. It's a long way from when he started running track in the seventh grade as just something to do. It wasn't until high school when he started getting serious about it and noticed that he's pretty good. "A couple of my friends got really good, and I just wanted to keep up with them," said Young. That renewed focus and determination has taken the CB West senior to less than a second away from breaking the school record in the 300-meter hurdles. The current time is 38.6, set by Bob Paiste in 1973. Young's best time stood at 39.5, just inches from the record. …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Township supervisors grant Delaware Valley College a waiver Tuesday to move ahead with improvements to the college’s athletic field.
Delaware Valley College wants to get its athletic field to look a bit more like a stadium with bright lights and artificial turf. The field sits above New Britain Borough and Doylestown Township, and DelVal needs input from both before moving ahead. “We’re simply proposing to convert the existing football field to a synthetic turf field and make it multi-use for football, soccer and women’s field hockey,” said Mark Mayhew, an engineer representing DelVal. “In conjunction with that, the college would like to light the field.” The college is proposing four, 80-foot light poles, which Mayhew said are shorter than the ones at both War Memorial Field at the CB South stadium. Mayhew said the lights could be on as late as midnight during …
Friday, March 15, 2013
The Philadelphia Eagles announced Friday that they will no longer hold training camp at Lehigh University.
The Philadelphia Eagles are flying the Lehigh Valley coop. After 17 years, training camp will no longer be held at Lehigh University, the team announced on its website Friday. "There are so many people at Lehigh University who went above and beyond to accommodate us and to make Training Camp a special place for fans to travel each summer to get an up-close look at the team," Team President Don Smolenski said. "The city of Bethlehem has been part of our lives every summer for the past 17 years," Smolenski added. He said that the team will hold Training Camp in Philadelphia this summer both at the NovaCare Complex and at Lincoln Financial Field after staging the team’s annual preseason practices at Lehigh University for the last 17 years, a …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
The ruling takes effect this fall for Philadelphia-area Catholic Youth Organization teams, the archdiocese announced Thursday.
Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput has directed the archdiocese's Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) football league to begin allowing girls to play, the archdiocese announced Thursday. The league previously had a written policy to exclude girls from full-contact sports. Most people on a panel that recently studied the issue at Chaput's direction recommended preserving the policy, but Chaput decided otherwise, according to the archdiocese's announcement. An 11-year-old Bucks County girl played last fall before archdiocese officials told her she couldn't anymore. Caroline Pla, of Doylestown, and her parents launched a massive petition drive to lobby to change the policy, Doylestown Patch reported. The full statement from the …
Friday, February 22, 2013
The Aggies sweep the men's basketball all-conference awards.
Friday, February 22
Delaware Valley College’s run to the upcoming Freedom Conference Championship Game did not go unrecognized by the league coaches as the Aggies took home all three major awards. Senior forward/center Jeremy Beckett (Reading, PA/Holy Name) was named the Freedom Player of the Year while freshman guard Zach Sly (St. Petersburg, FL/Faith Baptist Christian) was selected as the Rookie of the Year. Casey Stitzel was voted the Coach of the Year for the second time in the last three years. In addition, senior forward Daulton Derr (York, PA/Eastern York) picked up second-team, all-conference honors for the first time in his career. Beckett became just the second player in Delaware Valley men’s basketball history to earn the top individual honor in …
Sunday, February 3, 2013
Here's some facts about Sunday's big game we bet you didn't know, and some more useful information including kickoff time and where to watch the game in Bucks and Montgomery.
Watching the Super Bowl with friends can leave a lot of us feeling like information haves and have-nots. Those of us who have been following the teams, their players and statistics since the day we were born, spend a lot of time shushing the others who keep asking questions during the game such as if there's more guacamole dip in the refrigerator (see Fun Fact #2). Whether you're looking to impress the sports nerds in the room with a few of your own facts, or you're simply a true connoisseur of arguably useless knowledge, here's some fun trivia for you about Super Bowl 2013. Five Fun Facts About the Super Bowl So who will come out with the title? Finally, here's some actual useful knowledge to have heading into Sunday. Who: The Ravens …