SPRINGFIELD — There’s not much you can say about Springfield’s bruising 29-24 victory over Abington Heights in the PIAA Class 5A state quarterfinals Saturday beyond the obvious: it’s going to leave some marks.
CHESTER — If it was District 1 championship night, and if it was Chester High on the basketball court, and if it was nearing spring, and if Hershey loomed in the distance, Keith Taylor would have known what to expect.
NETHER PROVIDENCE — It’s been about a year (49 weeks, but who’s counting?) since the COVID-19 pandemic brought high school sports to a halt around here. For PIAA sports, that fateful Friday ended the swim season, the second day of the Class 3A state championships, the final PIAA event for the academic year.
RIDLEY PARK — An Arizona fitness club with local roots is expanding in Delaware County. Jabz Boxing- fitness for women, co-founded by Delco native Kimberlee White has opened franchises in Ridley Park and Aston and is planning another location in Havertown.
In the last three-plus months, Jay Wright has received verbal commitments from a shooting guard, a wing and a power forward/center. The only position missing was point guard.
MARPLE — One of these years Grant Kernaghan is going to hang up his spikes and glove and call it quits. The 32-year-old veteran right-hander has been in the Delco Baseball League with the Upper Darby Blue Sox since he graduated from Upper Darby High in 2006.
UPPER DARBY — By tip-off time Saturday afternoon, 26 people, many of them adults, including two uniformed security guards, did their best to populate the stands adorned with banners for “Upper Darby students.”
PHILADELPHIA >> While you were gloating over that plane towing the Super Bowl LII score above Gillette Stadium last Thursday, the defending champion Eagles were getting punched in the mouth for the second straight week.
PHILADELPHIA >> J.P. Crawford was supposed to be ready to return, but since Asdrubal Cabrera had been brought in before the trade deadline, a spot had to be created. So successful starter Zach Eflin was demoted in a paper transaction, which only served to tick him and his agent off for…
Dallas Goedert was training for the NFL scouting combine when the Eagles beat the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII in February.
PHILADELPHIA >> The Eagles made a big commitment to the once laughable partnership of vice president of football operations Howie Roseman and head coach Doug Pederson.
PHILADELPHIA >> Wilson Ramos promises to bring more than what he was brought here to do, essentially be a September power jolt in the middle of the Phillies’ lineup.
PHILADELPHIA >> Kid brothers are good at saying the wrong things at the wrong time, asking for a loan and getting in the way.
After making what clearly was a surprise move to lease the services of an American League All-Star, Phillies general manager Matt Klentak Tuesday cast his club’s trade for Wilson Ramos as even more of an odd acquisition at the non-waiver deadline.
PHILADELPHIA >> In the days leading up the All-Star break, Rhys Hoskins told all assembled questioners how excited he was to be selected to participate in that made-for-ESPN wonder, the MLB Home Run Derby.
PHILADELPHIA >> Just like what he hopes the current common Phillies fan is going through now, Jake Arrieta had trouble getting to sleep Tuesday night.
While indicating that he didn’t wish to stir much of an additional free agency wake beyond the July 1 splash of James van Riemsdyk and the ripples caused by the subsequent signing of defenseman Christian Folin, Flyers general manager Ron Hextall indicated Wednesday that he was still open to …
PHILADELPHIA >> The Eagles check into training camp Wednesday with the swagger they created in a torrid four-game stretch last November and the grit that bested Bill Belichick, Tom Brady and the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII.
PHILADELPHIA >> Not that anybody’s worried about the Phillies’ starting pitching or anything, especially on a night when Aaron Nola was on the mound at Citizens Bank Park.
BALTIMORE >> Mark Ferrante has been around Villanova football for 32 years, 30 as an assistant and the last two as the head coach. So he would know if the Wildcats ever suffered through an injury-played season like the one Villanova endured a year ago.
PHILADELPHIA >> Coming off a rainout, and with an ominous forecast directly ahead for the second game of a weather-imposed day-night doubleheader Sunday, Phillies manager Gabe Kapler didn’t have to look far for something to blame for a key play in an opening loss to the San Diego Padres.