For major-league baseball teams looking to make a run at the World Series this year, July 31 could be an important date.
“I worked my hardest and did everything I could. I didn’t think I’d come back and do as well as I did, but I did work for it. And I’m proud of what I accomplished.” —Sarah Hammer
The Penn Academy Summer Basketball League is giving local hoopsters an opportunity to play all summer long.
The Youth Development Mentoring Program recently celebrated the 2011 graduation ceremony for the Youth Development Speed and Agility Football Camp, a six-week training program that taught football basics to children in the Frankford community. Curtis “Boonah” Brinkley, of the NFL’s San Diego Chargers, was a surprise special guest at the event, which was held at the Frankford Chargers Field on July 13. Only in its second year, the Speed and Agility Football Camp has built a solid reputation throughout the Northeast. This year’s camp included 120 athletes ages 5 through 13. In addition to football drills, the camp offered comprehensive character building with emphasis on academics, discipline, respect, dedication, teamwork and leadership.
It is always good to end things on a positive note, and as the Phillies headed into the all-star break this week, things could not have ended much better.
Melissa Benson just can’t get enough of Holy Family University’s soccer program.
“I look forward to just being with my family… Life is too short. We have to get together and enjoy life together. We all really enjoy being around each other. It’s always a good time.” —Jena Visconto
Philly native Sean Murphy, who was drafted by the Oakland A’s last year, is now starting in Class A action.
Northeast High grad Julius Spann has accepted a baseball scholarship to play for the Francis Marion University Patriots in South Carolina.
Tiffany DiMatteo plays for the Philadelphia Flash tournament team, the Archbishop Ryan softball squad, and recently faced the area’s top athletes in the Carpenter Cup Classic.