Attack Mode Boxing cofounder and coach Lonnie Haile, left, with fighter Kieran Hooks. Photo/Raymond Boyd
Lawncrest-based Attack Mode Boxing sent two fighters to compete Saturday at the Pennsylvania Golden Glove Regional Championships. The event was held at Derby Ink Gardens at 820 Spring Garden St. The two boxers who represented the Lawncrest based gym were Kieran “The Hitman” Hooks, 18, and Marquis Dacres, 25.
Hooks competed in the 152 lb weight class and Dacres was in the 200-plus weight class. They each defeated their opponents from Allentown in three rounds, and advanced to the Pennsylvania Golden Gloves State Championships in Reading on April 27. continue reading »
- Pam ewing with three of her sons, from left: Mark, Jimmy and Ian, and dog Hunter. Photo/Tiffany Goforth
Motherhood is a full-time job, one in which the work is demanding, stressful, challenging and tiring. But, being a mother is also gratifying and fulfilling.
Pam Ewing, a mother of four, is going into her 25th year as coach of the fifth- through eighth-graders who participate in track and field at St. Matthew’s Parish in Mayfair. A Eucharistic minister at the school as well, Ewing is quite busy.
But these commitments fo not compare to her job as a mother.
Ewing is the proud mother of four boys, who range in age from 12 to 24. Her first three children Jimmy, 24; Vincent, 22; and Ian, 17; were born healthy and have lived active lives.
However, Ewing’s youngest son, Mark, was not as lucky. Born with Moebius syndrome, a rare neurological disorder present at birth, Mark is unable to speak. He has also never eaten by mouth, and relies on feeding tubes. continue reading »
Father Judge High School senior Joe Galasso. Photo/Father Judge Athletics
By Tom Waring for the Northeast Times
Pennsylvania breeds high school wrestling champions in places like Easton, Clearfield and Canonsburg.
Now, you can add Port Richmond and Father Judge High School to the list. continue reading »
Franklin Towne Charter girls basketball players huddle as they prepare to defeate Dobbins in the Public League playoffs. Photo/Raymond Boyd
The Franklin Towne Charter girls basketball team defeated Dobbins Technical High School 43-25 Friday in the first round of the Philadelphia Public League Playoffs.
Towne’s girls team, the No. 1 seed in its division, was competing in only its second playoff game in team history. continue reading »
Flyers fans Mike “Orangeman” Fritz and Jim Davis of Holmesburg plan to support the team at games now that the NHL lockout has ended. (Photo courtesy of Jim Davis)
They may not be Philly’s most loved or glamorous team, but the Flyers have loyal fans. That audience will get to see some hockey after all this year. Just days before the NHL was prepared to cancel the season outright, players and management have hammered out a 10-year contract.
NHL players and team owners spent 113 days negotiating a new contract. They announced a tentative deal Sunday. continue reading »
Frankford resident Paul Corbin heads to Southampton for aerial yoga on a sunny spring day. Photo/Matthew Flowers
Paul Corbin was looking for a new way to get in shape and add some excitement to his workout routine. After becoming bored with the same routine of lifting weights and running, the Frankford resident was introduced to aerial yoga.
Aerial yoga is performed using various yoga movements, suspended a few inches in the air. This unique form of yoga revolves around counteracting gravity. Being suspended a few inches in the air releases tension on the bones and muscle, increasing flexibility.
“One of my friends is a fitness expert and took me out in her backyard one afternoon and she had a long piece of cloth hanging from her tree,” Corbin said. “She had me climb in and we began doing some exercises. I loved it so much. I felt like I was floating on air.” continue reading »
Liberty Belle Diamond Jones fends off a tackle during an April 2011 game against the New York Sharks. The Belles play the sharks in New York this May. Photo/Bill Achuff
The Philadelphia Liberty Belles will return to the field April 14 for another season of women’s tackle football. It’s the team’s fourth season in the Women’s Football Alliance.
Eight games are scheduled for the season, with half at home, and the Belles will play their first home game of the season at Northeast High School’s Charlie Martin Memorial Stadium on April 21.
The Belles were 2-6 list year and failed to make the post season for the first time in franchise history. The team returns this year with a partly new coaching staff. continue reading »
James Goins, or "Cory Kastle" in his last match before the seizure that lead him to brain surgery. Picture courtesy of James Goins.
James Goins, otherwise known as “Cory Kastle” to wrestling fans across the United States, was getting ready for one of his biggest shows ever when his life took a sudden turn for the worse.
On the same day Goins was to take part in a Pro Wrestling card at the Reading Phillies game last August, the Lawncrest native had a seizure in the shower, fell and hit his head on the bathroom sink.
“Usually what I do is, turn the music up really loud and lock the door. I’m home alone normally,” Goins said.
Luckily, he did not have his music on, and the door was unlocked during the time of the seizure. Goins said his mother happened to be home from work and found James wrapped up in the shower curtain on the floor, suffocating. She immediately called 911. continue reading »
Philadelphia Eagles cheerleaders talk about cheerleading and life with members of Camelot’s Excel Academy North cheerleading team. The school’s mascot is, coincidentally, the Eagle. Photo/Camelot Schools
From Camelot Schools:
Proving that a high school can have a cheerleading team even when there are no school teams to cheer for, girls from Camelot’s Excel Academy North have formed the school’s first ever cheerleading squad.
To celebrate the team’s formation, four cheerleaders from the Philadelphia Eagles visited the school on Bustleton Avenue to share some dancing tips and life advice.
The Eagles cheerleaders talked about the sacrifices required to become successful. One key piece of advice: more practice and less partying. continue reading »
Father Judge cheerleaders at the Jan. 7 basketball game against West Catholic High School. Photo/Bill Achuff
The above photo was shot during Friday’s Father Judge basketball game against West Catholic, with cheerleaders from St. Hubert’s High School.
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