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Sports briefs: 10-02-03

BOCCE LEAGUES In Tuesday's men's games, Pine Nuts defeated Casa dei Pazzi, 12-2, and Chef's Market, 12-6; Camilli Chiropractors beat Cacia's Bakery, 12-10, and Rudi's Formal Wear, 12-9; Casa took the win over Chef's Market,...

Battle for fields

Imagine a football field with artificial turf in the heart of South Philadelphia that doesn't belong to a pro team. Imagine an athletic complex within walking distance of the stadium district that would...

All-American fan

Adria Vitale knew the U.S. women's soccer team was staying at the Loews Hotel in Center City, where she works as an assistant manager of a fitness center. As much as she tried to...

Rock and Soul

It's 11 a.m., and the Bon Jovi fan club members are already starting to camp out in front of the Rocky statue at the Wachovia Spectrum. But they're not getting ready to scream...

Sports briefs: 9-25-03

BOCCE LEAGUES The South Philadelphia Men's Bocce League will begin the season Tuesday at Guerin Recreation Center, 16th and Jackson streets. The Women's League seeks several new players or a full team of six...

Pitching in

Todd Schriber is sitting in the Philadelphia Phillies clubhouse, and is much too excited to talk. Sitting right in front of him is his favorite major leaguer, Randy Wolf, who is answering questions from...

A few final kicks

The St. Maria Goretti Lambs, all decked out in red and white, gather at midfield as soccer coach Jim Gallagher snaps some pictures. These photos will be keepers. That's because the game the...

Sports briefs: 9-18-03

ARENA FOOTBALL The South Philadelphia sports complex is getting another football club, but this unnamed Arena Football League expansion team will play at the Wachovia Center and Spectrum. The official announcement could come as...

Knowing the score

Bill Edger spent the first couple weeks of football practice wondering when the players were going to show. Practicing with 14 athletes has a way of limiting what a team can do. The low...

Game time for Catholic League

Catholic League football will return to a field near you this weekend as the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and the Catholic high-school teachers' union settled their strike Monday. "Because physical conditioning and safety are...
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