Events and news items for the week of June 17.
Tacony native Joey “The Tank” Dawejko will fight Amir “Hardcore” Mansour in a 10-round heavyweight boxing match on Friday, May 8, at the 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia.
St. Hubert High School won the Large Junior Varsity division at the recent National High School Cheerleading Championship. The competition, sponsored by the Universal Cheerleaders Association, took place on Feb. 7 at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports at Disney World. The Bambies prevailed in a field of 12 teams. It was their second national championship in a row. The squad is coached by Lisa McNesby, a 1995 St. Hubert graduate. The three other teams representing St. Hubert all had top-10 finishes in their divisions.
For most people, playing pool doesn’t venture far beyond horsing around in dimly-lit dive bars and smoke-filled taprooms.
Eddie Alvarez gears up for UFC debut.
Perhaps the late Frank Zappa best described the relationship between international football and beer: “You can’t be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline. It helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer.”
On a recent Sunday afternoon inside the gymnasium at St. Hubert, athletic director Mike Prendergast looked toward the nearly 100 cheerleaders assembled and quipped, “Look at this … it’s like West Side Story in Mayfair.”
Joe Groh has sold a gazillion beefy, cheesy, doughy, steamy sandwiches since buying Chink’s Steaks 14 years ago.
Hundreds of people turned out recently for a block party to mark the 35th anniversary of the opening of the first Chickie’s & Pete’s.