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27019057 He just returned to Philly from a vacation: A retirement vacation. But judging by the way 77-year-old Bob Vetrone Sr. sounds, it seems as if he has plenty of youth left in him. ...

Sports briefs: 7-17-03

ASA SOFTBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS The Philadelphia ASA softball championships in men's and women's slow-pitch and modified fast-pitch divisions will be played Aug. 15-16. Call Ray Filoon, 215-685-8734. BARRY PLAYGROUND Barry Playground, 18th and Johnston streets, is holding registration...

Cool opportunity

When it comes to ice hockey, Jessica McAllister has always carried a big stick. The 17-year-old athlete grew up skating with the boys at Rizzo Rink, and now competes against some female players twice...

Fore the kids

Franklin D. Roosevelt Golf Club is about to undergo a major facelift that will introduce Philadelphia-area youths to the leisure sport. On Monday afternoon, representatives from the Greater Philadelphia Scholastic Golf Association (GPSGA),...

Maiden voyage

27018687 Francesca Vasile boards the wooden dragon boat equipped with a stopwatch and paddle. Sitting in front of her are 20 women, ages 18 and up, ready to push off the Kelly Drive dock for...

Sports Briefs: 7-10-03

BARRY PLAYGROUND Barry Playground, 18th and Johnston streets, is holding registration for girls' softball for ages 7-11 and a girls' development basketball program for ages 8-12. Call Greg or Cap, 215-685-1886. To register children for...

Straight shooting

Jarvis McKinney had already put in a full morning of shooting and conditioning drills when his coach tells him to do 20 layups. After making 15 while running between baskets in the South...

Diamonds down under

27018497 Sure, it's only July -- but Michael Rosetti already knows what he's doing for Christmas. He's going down under to a series of high-profile baseball games. He's not vacationing in the land of...

Sports briefs: 7-03-03

BARRY PLAYGROUND Barry Playground, 18th and Johnston streets, is holding registration for girls' softball for ages 7-11 and a girls' development basketball program for ages 8-12. Call Greg or Cap, 215-685-1886. To register children...

Marathon men

27016712 Imagine going on a 2.4-mile ocean swim, followed by a 112-mile bike race and a 26.2 mile run. Now try to imagine doing all three in 11 hours without taking a break to eat,...
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