Monday, May 20, 2013
The May 21 game will be played against Marple Newtown High School at the new 'Field of Dreams.'
The Upper Moreland High School Boys Varisty Baseball Team will play Marple Newtown High School, Tuesday, May 21 at 4 p.m. The game is round one of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) District One Playoffs. According to SuburbanOneSports.com, Upper Moreland Boys Varisity has earned an undefeated season as a AAA Class team (9-0) in the Suburban One League American Conference. The May 21 game will be played at the new "Field of Dreams," located behind the Upper Moreland High School stadium.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Pickleball is a combination of tennis, badminton and table tennis.
Want to learn to play the fastest growing sport in the US? A free learn and play event will teach the game of Pickleball, a combination of tennis, badminton and table tennis. The learn and play event will be held on Saturday, May 25. Games will be set up and instruction will be available to those new to the sport. Learn more about this event here.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
The Upper Moreland Parks and Recreation Department is bringing back two very popular sports at the end of May.
Masons Mill Park, located at 3500 Masons Mill Road in Huntingdon Valley, will again be the site of two popular sports in Upper Moreland. Starting in early June, the Parks and Recreation Department will host adult Pickleball and Tennis instruction, as well as free pickleball learn and play and meet-up games. Speaking to Patch in a previous article about pickleball, Philadelphia pickleball ambassador Stan Shoemaker explained that the sport has been around for 40 years and continues to gain popularity. “It is an outdoor sport that combines the rules of Ping-Pong, tennis and badminton,” Shoemaker said in the article. “We use paddles similar to Ping-Pong [and] racket ball. We play on a badminton style court with a lower net than tennis net. …
Friday, May 3, 2013
In an unprecedented move, the district organized a special recognitions program to honor the many student achievements this year.
The 2013 Upper Moreland School District’s (UMSD) Special Recognitions Program was held on the evening of April 30, honoring nearly 50 student musicians and athletes and over 100 cheering families and members of the district in the audience. UMSD superintendent Dr. Robert Milrod provided opening remarks for the event. He said the district’s Recognition Program has been consecutively held for the last decade, as student athletes and musicians who achieve at the division, league or state levels are honored before the Upper Moreland School Board. “However, this winter and spring, to see our students achieve so much at such high levels, we outgrew the board room,” Milrod said, widely smiling. The event lasted just over an hour, as each student …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Runners are being encouraged to bring as little as possible with them this year.
Following the backpack bombings at the Boston Marathon two weeks ago, runners in this year's Broad Street Run in Philadelphia won't be able to tote their gear in a backpack, race organizers announced in a mass email to participants Monday. Taking a page from the Transportation Safety Administration's playbook, race organizers are mandating runners use clear plastic drawstring bags, which will be handed out at the expo Friday and Saturday, to stow their gear this year. “You are strongly encouraged to bring as little as possible with you to the start of the race,” race organizers said in the email to runners. “All items brought into the start area are subject to search and/or confiscation.” Race organizers only indicated backpacks would be …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Philadelphia's runners are showing support for Boston with their socks.
As the nation reels from the happenings of the Boston Marathon, many will find unique ways to show support for the city that lost so much. From Facebook posts, to charitable donations, citizens are rallying to show support for Beantown. From the City of Brotherly Love, one popular way to show the love is apparently through one's socks. According to a recent Philly Mag blogger, many area sporting good stores are stocking up on red socks. Why? Because Philadelphians are preparing to show they care. Those participating in the Broad Street Run, slated for Sunday, May 5, are planning to wear red running socks to show the love for Boston. Get it? Red ... Sox ... The city may be home to the loyalest of Phillies sports fans, but for one race, the…
Monday, April 15, 2013
Status of local runners still unclear.
Patch editors in Back Bay neighborhood of Boston, Massachusettes are covering the breaking story of the explosions at the Boston Marathon on Monday. Many have been reported injured and possibly killed in the wake of the incident. Authorities are still grappling with the investigation on the scene, but early reports indicate that explosive devices may have been set deliberately. Follow the unfolding story here on Back Bay Patch. Several area runners are in the day's race. At this point, the status of their welfare is unknown. Patch is reaching out via social media and contact information to reach two from Upper Moreland Township. John Heely, 49, of Willow Grove and Justin Fell, 39, of Willow Grove are listed as local runners on the …
Friday, April 12, 2013
East Stroudsburg junior takes three firsts in recent meet.
He's still going strong, even at the college level. One Upper Moreland track star is shining brightly at East Stroudsburg University. East Stroudsburg junior Keith Parker-Washington, who was an Upper Moreland High School grad, won three races this past weekend. According to PhillyBurbs.com, Parker-Washington took first in the 200m in 22.03 seconds, at the Millersville Metrics on Saturday. Parker-Washington also ran on the winning 4 x 100m relay (41.82) and the top 4 x 400m relay (3:22.28). For the full round-up of area athletes, visit the Philly Burbs collegiate sports page here.
Monday, April 1, 2013
Many categories of tickets are sold out, but there are still some available if you want to see great golfers competing in your neighborhood.
When tickets for the 2013 U.S. Open, to be held at Merion Golf Club, went on sale in June, many categories quickly sold out. “Due to space constraints, only 25,000 spectator tickets will be sold, which is significantly fewer tickets than a typical U.S. Open,” the ticketing website reads. Tickets for Friday, Saturday and Sunday are completely sold out, according to the ticketing site, as are passes for the entire week. But, there are still tickets available for the June 10 to 16 event. Monday through Wednesday are practice rounds with the tournament running Thursday through Sunday. Only one ticket type (listed below) is not yet sold out for tournament days. Still available (as of the posting of this article) are Tickets can be purchased on …
Sunday, March 24, 2013
The smallest in the family has taken to the field.
She picked out a pink bat. She has a pink helmet, complete with sparkles that match the facemask. It all fits neatly into her pink Louisville Slugger bat bag. She’s ready for the big leagues. I’m talking, however, about my 5-year-old daughter. She is about to embark on her very first season of t-ball as part of the Audubon Recreation Association’s (ARA) spring league. She is playing in the “Girls’ Softball 6U” team, meaning those 6 and under. She is almost a foot smaller than every other girl out there. But, what she lacks in athletic skill, she makes up for in enthusiasm. It is still unclear if my darling children will be as athletically inclined as their mother. Don’t get me wrong. I didn’t play in college or go pro or anything, but I …