Haddington: Eyekonz Sports League Takes A Trip Out Of The City

Haddington: Eyekonz Sports League Takes A Trip Out Of The City

A kickstand jammed its way into a windblown patch of grass at the top of a hill on Radnor High School’s campus. Black rotating tires on a three-wheeled stroller stopped spinning as a small baby was hoisted from the seat and cradled in the arms of Aminta Ghilyard. Ghilyard, the assistant coach with Eyekonz Sports […]

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Oxford Circle: PAL Helps Neighborhood Youth Succeed

Oxford Circle: PAL Helps Neighborhood Youth Succeed

The Oxford Circle Police Athletic League is part of a nonprofit organization that seeks to build relationships between police officers and children within the neighborhood. Its goal is to keep kids off the street and to give them a safe place to come and have fun while learning valuable life lessons. Three years ago, Officer Bruno Estevez […]

 

Mantua: Students Learn the Art of Swordsmanship at Fencing Academy

Mantua: Students Learn the Art of Swordsmanship at Fencing Academy

For the most serious disciples, fencing is more than just fancy swordsmanship. It is the western counterpart to the eastern discipline of martial arts, but still requires the same level of inner courage and willed fortitude from the student. Nowhere else in Philadelphia do these students emerge more continuously than in the Fencing Academy of […]

 

Chestnut Hill: Chestnut Hill College to Introduce Women’s Bowling Next Year

Chestnut Hill: Chestnut Hill College to Introduce Women’s Bowling Next Year

When a person thinks about collegiate sports, the ones that come to mind include football, basketball and maybe even tennis or lacrosse. Beginning with the 2015-2016 academic year, Chestnut Hill College will add women’s bowling to that mix. Chestnut Hill College Athletic Director Lynn Tubman says that bowling is considered one of the fastest growing […]

 

Amateur Sports: Vintage Baseball Looking to Breakout Across Philadelphia

Amateur Sports: Vintage Baseball Looking to Breakout Across Philadelphia

Idyllic. Pure. Gentlemanly. These are the words used by Philadelphia Athletics left fielder Greg “Southwark” Stoloski to describe the game of vintage baseball. Vintage baseball is simply a re-creation of the sport as it was played in the mid- to late-19th century. Teams typically play a doubleheader against one another. The first game is played by a […]

 

Fairhill: Police Athletic League Returns

Fairhill: Police Athletic League Returns

When the PAL Center shut down four years ago due to construction, Chantel Jones said the Fairhill neighborhood took a turn for the worse. “Everybody, since they didn’t have a place to go, they started getting into drugs, they started selling drugs, they started smoking,” said Jones, a PAL volunteer and former member. “I’m the […]