Sports Briefs 2–2–16


Basketball opportunities

UYA and Philadelphia Ball Hawks are overseeing a 14-and-younger and High School Basketball League at Marian Anderson Recreation Center, 744 S. 17th St. The cost is $10 for an individual player. A free basketball skills clinic for 14-and-younger girls occurs at 10 a.m. Saturdays. Contact coach Lorraine, 267–278–9473 or coach Art, 215–768–3842.

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.

Carter hits 1,000

Academy at Palumbo senior basketball player Myles Carter became the second player in program history to reach 1,000 points Tuesday afternoon.

Coed soccer

Murphy Recreation Center, 300 Shunk St., is starting a co-ed soccer league, with a fee of $20, for ages three to five. Registration can occur in person or over the phone through 215–685–1874. Contact Ronnie Hood at

College hockey

In Saturday’s Philadelphia College Hockey Faceoff at the Wells Fargo Center, Princeton University defeated Penn State University 5–4.

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.

Hughes selected

Passyunk Square resident Bryan Hughes, the president of the South Philadelphia Tennis Association, learned Friday that he will be on the United States Tennis Association’s Schools Committee for the 2017-;’18 term.

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. The sessions are $30, with the first running from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursdays starting tonight 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. For an information packet and form please send request to, or call 215–463–8802.

Simmonds commended

Flyers right wing Wayne Simmonds captured the All-Star Game Most Valuable Player award Sunday in Los Angeles, scoring the winning goal in the Metropolitan Division’s 4–3 win over the Pacific Division.

Southern falls

The South Philadelphia High School boys’ basketball team lost Saturday’s Philadelphia High School Classic 73–63 to Lincoln.

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

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