Sports Briefs 2-2-16

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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 giord­ano215@gmail.com.

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 katie@palum­borec.org.  

 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 cap­it­o­lo­play­ground@gmail.com. 

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 tony@rizzo­rink.com. 

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 sey­aas­ports@aol.com 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 sey­aas­ports@aol.com, 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 giord­ano215@gmail.com. 

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 phillys­portswriters.com.


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