Sports Briefs 1–26–17


Biddy basketball

Murphy Recreation Center, 300 W. Shunk St., is forming a co-ed, 6–8 year old biddy basketball league. The league fee is $40 and includes T-shirts, trophies, and a pizza party. Call 215–685–1874 for more information.

Biddy hoops

The Edward O’Malley Athletic Association, 144 Moore St., is taking registrations for its co-ed, 3-to-8-years-old biddy basketball program. The cost is $30 for six games, instruction, a uniform, and a trophy, with action commencing Feb. 4. Contact John, 215–266–4195.

EOM softball

The Edward O’Malley Athletic Association, 144 Moore St., will be accepting signups for its 6–8 year old instructional league ($30), 9–10 year old competitive league ($35), and 11–14 year old competitive league ($35) 7–9 p.m. Feb. 15 and 22 and March 1 and 3–6 p.m. Feb. 26. Contact Shawn Brown, 215–850–3179.

Fiocca hits 1,000

Maureen Fiocca, a Ss. Neumann-Goretti High School graduate and senior guard for the Arcadia University basketball team, reached 1,000 career points Jan. 11, depositing 21 in her team’s 74–68 loss to Lebanon Valley College.

Green named All-American

Ss. Neumann-Goretti High School senior guard Quade Green, who committed to the University of Kentucky in November, will participate in the McDonald’s All-American Game March 29 at the Chicago-situated United Center.

Palumbo soccer

The Palumbo Recreation Center, 700 S. Ninth St., hosts pee wee soccer, a co-ed instructional soccer program for ages 5 to 7 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Mondays. Contact Katie at 215–686–1783 or

Pee Wee Basketball

Capitolo Playground, Ninth and Federal streets, is hosting co-ed pee wee basketball for ages 4 to 8 over the next eight weeks. The sessions are $30, with the first running from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursdays and the second going from 6 to 7 p.m. Mondays. Call 215–685–1883, or write to

Rizzo Rink news

Rizzo Rink, 1001 S. Front St., hosts Open Ice Hockey for adults 9–10:15 p.m. Tuesdays. Skaters are $10, and goalies are free. It is considering offering Open Figure Skating from 3–4 p.m. Mondays if there is a positive response. The cost would be $10 for a single skater and $15 for pairs. Call Anthony at 215–685–1593, or contact

SEYAA news

Registration is now being accepted for the Spring t-ball, baseball, and girls’ softball programs that begin April 8. Divisions are 4–6 (t-ball), 7–8 (pitching machine), 8–10 and 10–12 (live pitch), 13–15 and 16–19 (Babe Ruth Baseball); and Girls Softball ages 9–11 and 12–14. Register by e-mailing your child’s info (Name, DOB and Phone Number) to or in person any Monday or Thursday evening 6–7:30 p.m. at Taggart School Gym, Fifth and Porter streets. E-mail, or call 215–463–8802.

Shotokan karate

Southwark House, 101 Ellsworth St., hosts Shotokan Karate for ages 14 and older from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Monthly dues for members are minimal and are paid directly to United Communities to cover the cost of using the facility for practice. Contact 215–870–7566, or

Tot soccer

Murphy Recreation Center, Third and Shunk streets, is starting a co-ed tot soccer league for ages 3 to 5. The cost of $20 covers a T-shirt and pizza party. Call 215–685–1874, and ask for Ron or Ellen, or contact Action will occur two nights a week.

Witherspoon appearance

South Philly native Tim Witherspoon, one of only three boxers to win multiple world heavyweight championships, will speak at the Philadelphia Sports Writers Association’s 113th annual banquet. The Feb. 3 ceremony will occur at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Cherry Hill. For tickets, call 267–546–7277, or visit