Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Darryl Reynolds was a key player on Lower Merion High School's 2011-2012 state runner-up squad.
"Darryl Reynolds '12 will head down Lancaster Ave. to continue his athletic and academic career at Villanova University!!! ... Congratulations and best of luck to Darryl as he takes this exciting next step!!!" The news came Tuesday afternoon from Aces Basketball on Facebook and Twitter: Reynolds, a key member of Lower Merion High School's 2011-2012 state runner-up team, would be playing his college ball on the Main Line for the Villanova Wildcats. Before Reynolds made his announcement Tuesday at LMHS, the team site posted the following recap of his career: Reynolds, a 6'8 forward, helped lead the Aces to the 2012 state finals and an undefeated Central League campaign. A dominant presence in the paint, he averaged 11 points, 8.2 rebounds …
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
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Signed sports memorabilia from Carl’s Cards, $100 from Wayne Sporting Goods and Grand Slam batting cage time go to the winner.
Congratulations to Kelly Hutchinson, of Wayne, chosen by Patch’s users as the Greatest Baseball Fan 2013. The race was tight and Little League pictures were popular among our users. "The photo was taken at Lower Perkiomen Little League field on July 9 last summer at the District 27 Championships Devon Strafford vs. Upper Providence," Hutchinson told TE Patch. In it, her son Eric is celebrating a big win after a game in which he hit a home run. He's being lifted by players from the previous year's DSLL team, which also won the district championship. Eric roots for the Phillies, and his favorite players are Chase Utley and Cutter Dykstra, son of former Phillie Lenny Dykstra. Read more on TE Patch. Hutchinson was presented Monday with the …
Monday, April 15, 2013
Merion Golf Club will host the U.S. Open from June 13 to 16.
When the Masters Tournament concluded Sunday, golf fans worldwide turned their attention to the next major championship: the U.S. Open, coming in less than two months. This year, the world's elite golfers—including No. 1-ranked Tiger Woods and newly crowned Masters champion Adam Scott—will spend their Father's Day weekend here in the Philadelphia area. Merion Golf Club is hosting the U.S. Open. Here's what you need to know: Merion is situated along Ardmore Avenue roughly where Lower Merion's Ardmore section meets Haverford Township, about a mile southwest of Lancaster Avenue. The four rounds of play are scheduled for Thursday, June 13, through Sunday, June 16, but road closures will start as early as Monday during practice rounds and the …
Friday, April 12, 2013
The Lower Merion boys basketball team will celebrate their championship win with a parade beginning in Suburban Square.
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Wednesday, April 10, 2013
We've narrowed it down to the finalists. Now cast your vote for the best.
Baseball season is in full swing. The teams are competing, and so are Patch's baseball fans. We’ve narrowed the list down to the greatest fan in each our Patch towns, and now it’s time to see who is the greatest among them. The winner will get a prize package valued at $250, including sporting gear, signed baseball memorabilia, and time at the batting cage. See below for the details. The local winners are (Click to read more about the local winners): All you need to do to vote is let us know your favorite in the comments area. Tell us the Patch in which your favorite won. (Each photo is labeled in the caption area.) Just a reminder that you can only vote once per day and any negative comments will be removed and not counted as votes. …
Sunday, April 7, 2013
The boys basketball team will be honored April 14 for their state championship victory.
A championship parade and community celebration will be held Sunday, April 14 to honor the Lower Merion Aces for their state basketball championship win over Chester last month. The parade begins at 1 p.m. Sunday at Suburban Square's Anderson Avenue parking lot, and will proceed to Lower Merion High School for a ceremony, rally, video highlights, a barbeque and contests, according to Aces Hoops. Aces Hoops has posted the full route details on their Facebook page: The Lower Merion Aces championship parade and community celebration will be held Sunday, April 14, beginning at 1 PM from the Anderson Avenue parking lot in Suburban Square. The procession will wind through Suburban Square, heading east on Coulter, left onto Llanfair and right …
Monday, April 1, 2013
Who do you think is the biggest baseball fan? Vote for your favorite.
Baseball season is open and we want to know who you think is the greatest fan. Last week, we asked for nominations and now we want you to vote on the greatest fan. All you have to do is let us know the number of the picture you choose in the comments area below. Vote before 4 p.m. Thursday. The winner will move on to the regional contest and have a chance to win $250 in prizes. Prizes: Here’s a basic rundown of the rules:
Thursday, March 28, 2013
5K runs are plentiful, as usual. Which will fit your schedule?
Tired of hibernating? Lace up your shoes and get out amongst the runners for a race in April. The Philadelphia area has plenty of options, as seen below. But if you know of another local race that readers should know about, please tell us in the comments section at the end. The Zombie Run Irish Memorial 5K Walk, Roll, Run for Thought, Race for Recovery Footsteps For Friends 5K Race and 1 Mile Fun Run Running for Kling: 5K Run/Walk for WCU Grad Tracy Kling LaManna Narberth Cystic Fibrosis Run Strides for SPARC Second Annual Spring Into Fitness Run Rick's Run 5K 18th Annual Chester County Race Against Violence Conshy 5k Fun Run and 1 Mile Walk Philly Run Wild—Save the Orangutans 5K Run/Walk
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
It's an hour or so up Interstate 476 to the triple-A affiliate IronPigs' stadium, where a new gimmick is getting a lot of attention.
Urination-controlled video games are being installed this season at the home ballpark of the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, triple-A minor league affiliate to the Phillies, the team announced Tuesday. Bethlehem Patch reported the men's restroom games from Captive Media are a first in North America. The attached YouTube clip shows response to the games in the United Kingdom. Sensors detect the stream in each urinal and manipulate the game shown on the screen above. "Players" will have their high scores recorded and displayed in the stadium, where the types of games will rotate throughout the season. If you weren't sure whether you'd attend an IronPigs' game this season, is the novelty of this concept enough to sway you? What do you think of this …