Wednesday, March 20, 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, of 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 loved…
Monday, September 17, 2012
Norristown Area High School's new athletic complex will host its first home football game on Sept. 22.
According to The Times Herald, the new Eagles will be breaking in the new Norristown Area High School Athletic Complex with a home game against the Upper Merion Vikings on Saturday, Sept. 22 at 1 p.m. Tickets are only $3 for students and $5 for adults. Work on the complex is still underway and it still needs a concession stand and ticket booth, restrooms, bleachers, a sound system and lights (hence the 1 p.m. game time.) There's some temporary seating around the field, and the district is inviting spectators to BYOC (Bring Your Own Chair) in the meantime. The Herald chronicles the long, arduous road the athletic complex's realization and the district's continuing fundraising efforts to complete the project in a recent article. Read more …
Monday, April 30, 2012
Our Montco Mommy struggles with the rising cost of children's photos.
Don’t get me wrong. I love capturing the rare moments of my children’s childhood on film. Er, should I say, on digital cards and websites. Regardless of the format, I realize that these young years are fleeting and pretty soon my husband and I will be sitting here with an empty nest wondering where all the good times have gone. While you’ve already heard my rants over the challenges of having professional portraits of your children taken, I have one more unique bit of photography frustration to vent about here – the quantity of photos a parent is bombarded with in the span of one school year and the associated costs are pretty shocking to me. I grew up with school pictures. Who didn’t? And, as much as we’d like to forget most of them, …
The competition was stiff, but one fan's lifelong commitment was as clear as the ink on her arm.
Monday, April 30, 2012
After weeks of voting, we have a winner in our "Greatest Sports Fan" contest. It was a tough competition with some serious super fans showing off their stuff, but one fan's devotion was so clear, so beautiful, so permanent, that it was pretty clear who had won voters' hearts. Patch reader Tara Sarica submitted the winning photos of a Phillies super fan who's tattoos of Harry Kalas, the Vet, and the Philly Phanatic testify to a lifelong commitment to our Fightin' Phils. Her entry garnered more than half of the 125 votes we received in our contest. We'll be contacting Tara shortly to let her know how she can claim her prize. Thanks to all of those who entered or voted in our contest. You're all super fans in our books.
Monday, February 27, 2012
The popular "Sh!t People Say" meme gets a Philly version courtesy of Norristown's own Katie Kohler.
According to The Times Herald, Norristown's Katie Kohler, aspiring comedienne and Eve's Lunch employee, will be joining 610 WIP Sports Radio’s Angelo Cataldi on his Tuesday morning show, thanks to "Sh!t Philly Fans Say" video on YouTube. "I’m a Philadelphia fan and have always been,” Kohler told The Herald. “Philadelphia sports is like an old friend; it’s always there, and most of the time it disappoints you, but every once in a while it comes over with a six-pack and a pizza and you’re happy it’s there." Check out the video above and tune in to 610 AM tomorrow to hear Kohler talk about the video, Philly sports and probably Norristown. Read more about Kohler and the making of the video here.
Saturday, January 14, 2012
Registration is open to all Norristown youth ages 4 through 16.
It may be a bit chilly now, but before you know it it'll be time to play ball. Norristown Little League will be holding open registration for the 2012 season starting on Tuesday, Jan. 17 through Friday, Jan. 27. Registration is on weekdays from 6:15-7:15 p.m. in the Eisenhower Middle School gymnasium. All Norristown youth, ages 4 to 16 as of April 30, 2012, are eligible to play in one of the following divisions: Parents enrolling their children should bring a completed form along with payment. Checks should be made payable to "NLL." You can download a registration form from our PDF section or find one on the Norristown Little League website. Five free raffle tickets are included with registration. Parents can sell the tickets for $5 each …
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Wrestlers use falls as favorite route to victory.
Norristown Area High School has the biggest high school mat in the state and perhaps the country. A 60 ft wide circle has a lot of room to run, but not much room to hide. For the past 10 years or so it has been affectionately known as "The Ocean.” The 2012 Edition of the Eagles is like a group of assassins, always looking for the pin and they usually get what they want. Mix the skills with the vast open area of the “Ocean” and it spells disastrous outcomes for visiting teams. Plymouth-Whitemarsh visited a couple of weeks ago and found the water in the “Ocean” quite rough. Norristown recorded 6 pins and 3 forfeits on the way to a 54-21 victory. It actually took longer to put the mat away than to wrestle the match. Recording wins were: …
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Tonight's event ideal for the sports fan in the house
More than 15 sports writers and broadcasters from around the area will stage a mass book signing tonight at 7 p.m. at the Barnes and Noble in Willow Grove, featuring appearances by WIP's Reuben Frank and Glen Macnow, ESPN's Sal Paolantonio and Jayson Stark, Ray Didinger, Merrill Reese and many other local writers and radio personalities. "It's great because people can come by and pick up 10 signed sports books and knock out their holiday shopping for all their sports-obsessed friends and family at the same time," said Reuben Frank, during an interview with Patch. "It's a lot of fun, and a great chance to meet local radio and television personalities." The extravaganza equally boasts a wide variety of selections and topics, covering all …
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
The Eagles beat the Trojans 3-0 on Monday.
Monday, September 26, 2011
Norristown Area High School has a full sports schedule for the week of Sept. 26 through Oct. 2.
Here's the list of scheduled games for Norristown Area High School this week: Monday, Sept. 26: 3:30pm G EN Soccer vs. Eisenhower M S 3:30pm G EI Soccer @ East Norriton 3:30pm G ST Soccer vs. Bala Cynwyd M S 3:30pm G F Field Hockey vs. Souderton H S 3:45pm B V Soccer vs. Pottstown H S 3:45pm G V Soccer @ Pottstown H S 4:15pm G JV Volleyball @ Council Rock- South 5:30pm G V Volleyball @ Council Rock- South Tuesday, Sept. 27: 3pm B V Golf @ Plymouth-Whitemarsh 3:30pm B JV Soccer @ Upper Merion H S 3:30pm B EN Football @ Welsh Valley M S (scrimmage) 3:30pm B EI Football @ Radnor Middle School (scrimmage) 3:30pm B ST Football vs. Upper Merion M S (scrimmage) 3:30pm B V Soccer @ Upper Merion H S 3:30pm G V Soccer vs. Upper Merion H S 3:30pm 78 …