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Tuesday, October 28, 2008


The District One boys soccer playoffs - like the Phillies and the World Series - will have to wait another day.

The first snowfall of the year has brought about the cancellation of a pair of games with Delco ties.

The Class A semifinal between Delco Christian and New Hope-Solebury will be played Wednesday at 5:45 p.m. at Harry S Truman High School, in Levittown.

The Class AA semifinal between Springfield and Holy Ghost Prep also will be played Wednesday at 5:45 p.m. This one has been moved to Conestoga High School, a little closer to home in Treddyfrin.

Pick up a copy of Wednesday's Daily Times for the latest.

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Well, Mother Nature interrupted the World Series ... so why not the District One boys soccer playoffs?

Only two teams from Delaware County (Springfield and Delco Christian) are still alive, and their chances of playing Tuesday look grim. calls for 80 percent chance of rain until noon, and showers thereafter.

The schedule, listed below, is in serious question:
Class AA: No. 4 Springfield vs. No. 1 Holy Ghost Prep, at CB West, 7 p.m.
Class A: No. 1 Delco Christian vs. No. 4 New Hope, at Harry S Truman, 5:45 p.m.

I'll be in touch with DC coach Brown Vincent and Springfield coach Jason Piombino Tuesday and will post the latest on the status of those games right here, so be sure to check back. This way, you can save yourself a drive to either of those neutral, Bucks County schools and can stay home (and dry) for the Phillies-Rays in Game 5.

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Thursday, October 16, 2008


Hey, want to work for the Phillies? Seems like there is no better time than now to be working for them. (There was a big game last night, in case you missed it.)

We got a press release at the office about the team needing ballgirls for the upcoming season. And based on the criteria, I figured female high school student-athletes might be perfect for the job. Applicants must have athletic ability; knowledge of baseball; good personal skills; an open schedule; and be at least 18 years old.

Similar to the duties of Miss America, it's not just about being pretty, ladies. These ballgirls are asked to represent the team during media situations off the field. This sounds like a cool opportunity, so hopefully any interested people in Delco will apply and represent us well.

Here's the rest of the applicable information: Applications and resumes are being accepted until Oct. 24. Those qualified will go through a tryout in November at Citizens Bank Park. Those interested should send their resume with photo to: Attn. Ballgirl Applications, c/o The Phillies, Citizens Bank Park, One Citizens Bank Way, Philadelphia, PA 19148, or e-mail has all the info, as well.
Good luck.


Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Baseball previews on newsstands

The previews for each of Delaware County's high school baseball teams came out Monday. If you missed the print edition of the Daily Times, check out the online edition:

In the Central League...Marple Newtown is looking to build on its unprecedented trip to the PIAA Class AAA state-title game last season. Tigers coach Mark Jordan isn't quite sure what was in the water jugs his players were drinking from during last season's special run.

In the Del Val League...Once again, Sun Valley is the favorite for the league crown. But other than their six straight league titles, coach Kraig Kaufhold would like to see more consistency out of the Vanguards' lineup.

Among the other teams...Archbishop Carroll's Nick Szalejko is the only returning All-Delco selection from last season, so look for he and the Patriots to turn it up in the Catholic League's Southern Division this season.

I took a break Sunday from high school sports to cover the Phillies in Allentown. They were out that way to christen Coca-Cola Park, where their new Triple A affiliate, the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs, will call home this season. Take a peak at my stuff from my day with the Phils, including a feature on Kyle Kendrick and some notes from around the park.

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