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 >> Even as the 76ers were waiting for an independent report on their general manager’s alleged reckless tweeting, they officially re-committed Thursday to their head coach.
MARPLE >> Before Paul Motta handed the lineup card to the umpire for the 1,650th game, give or take a rainout, he addressed the crowd honoring him for his 47th and final season as baseball coach at Delaware County Community College.
In 1977, Joe Namath’s National Prep Sports Magazine picked West Philadelphia as the top boy’s basketball team in the country. As the pre-season favorites for that year, the publication stated, “High school basketball is bigger and better than ever before, and West Philadelphia High may be on…
PHILADELPHIA >> Much in the way he musters the mojo to throw baseballs more than 100 mph, Ken Giles didn’t find it difficult to gear his brain into overdrive after joining the Houston Astros.
CHESTER >> With the final score rendered academic in Saturday night’s friendly with Swansea City, Union manager Jim Curtin took the opportunity to get philosophical.
CHESTER >> Union manager Jim Curtin took the inclusion of Auston Trusty and Derrick Jones on the U.S. squad for the Under-20 World Cup back in May as a statement of the club’s ability to develop young talent. Wednesday’s announcement that the duo would take part in MLS’s All-Star week …
Of the many descriptors that could’ve applied to the Union this season, “streaky” might not have leapt to mind in March as most applicable to the club. But 18 games into the 2017 MLS season and the Union have yet to string together three straight games with non-repeating results. Two draws, …
VOORHEES, N.J. >> After a nice run last season in the Swedish Hockey League, Felix Sandstrom and Oskar Lindblom won’t be teammates next season but they are already looking forward to reuniting in Flyers uniforms.
CALN >> The season was running out on Haverford’s 4 X 800 relay team when senior anchor James Abrahams instinctually dove head-first across the finish line.
PHILADELPHIA >> With the NFL Draft an affordable cab ride from Eagles headquarters, the front office is sensitive to the passion of the diehard fans who will be lining the Benjamin Franklin Parkway next Thursday.
PHILADELPHIA >> Why anyone would blow off a chance to win back-to-back Super Bowls to join a team that hasn’t been to the playoffs the past three years goes against the spirit of winning.
VOORHEES, N.J. >> Considering the way the Flyers have been so punchless of late, not scoring a goal since three games ago (a 122:49 scoreless run), looking fairly inept on the power play for the past few weeks (3-for-their-last-32), you might think coach Dave Hakstol would be more than…
Those famed Watson Brothers, the ones from Smithers, British Columbia who earned their Stanley Cup glory on Broad Street while adopting Delaware County as their new home, tend to stick together.
PHILADELPHIA >> Each time Saint Joseph’s introduced another group of alums from its fabled basketball past Saturday, a list including, among others Mike Hauer and Rodney Blake of Monsignor Bonner, the student section at Hagan Arena responded with its traditional “The Hawk will never di…
It’s been more than 45 years since Don “Legs” Logan of Chester asked Delco Baseball League player Sylvester “Sonny” Pompilii if he would be interested in becoming a softball umpire.
When Keegan Rosenberry fielded questions two weeks ago about his impending callup to the U.S. National Team, the humble 23-year-old naturally deflected credit.
Longtime Delaware County Daily Times sports writer Harry Chaykun has been named the recipient of the Robert Finucane Achievement Award, which is given annually to the “sports-oriented individual who has aspired to the top of their profession” by the Delco Athletes Hall of Fame.