Sports Briefs 1-26-17

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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 katie@palum­borec.org.  

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 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. E-mail sey­aas­ports@aol.com, 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 skadojo@gmail.com. 

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. 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 phillys­portswriters.com. 


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