As much as I enjoy stocking the blogs with content night and day, I also moonlight in that archaic world of print journalism with the Delaware County Daily Times. Part of those duties, in addition to editing copy and layout of pages, includes a column that appears on a regular basis, depending on the proclivities of the sports world, in addition to varied contributions throughout the rest of the week.
The first two entries involve a little event coverage. First, there’s my take on Villanova football’s upset of number one ranked (and eventual national runners-up) Delaware thanks to now-baseball star Matt Szczur (Nov. 20).
Then, I take my act to Caln, Pa. for Strath Haven’s season finale in the District One Class AAA Title Game, a difficult loss for the stalwarts on the Panthers’ defensive front (Dec. 4).
My first weekly column entry comes courtesy of the Philadelphia Wings, one of the more underappreciated teams in the area, and their star forward Bill McGlone. A lacrosse entrepreneur by day, a bartender by Monday night, and a self-dubbed rock star on the weekends, the Ridley native screams Delco (Jan. 22).
Then there’s this look at a pair of Widener seniors, Joe Favinger and Michael Penna, who are looking to go from the small-time Division III school to the glory of the NFL gridiron via the Draft (Feb. 24).
Here’s a look at the extraordinary efforts of Paige Phillips, a sophomore soccer player at Penncrest, who took it upon herself to raise money for tornado victims in Alabama (June 5).
If you’re looking for NBA action in the fall, well you may be out of luck. But the Delco Pro-Am basketball league, which already provides a summer hoops fix, may be an NBA-caliber destination for hoops fans in the fall if the big boys don’t settle their differences (July 25).
The Delco Baseball League’s championship series ratcheted up a notch in Saturday’s Game 3, with offense jumping into what already was a battle categorized by outstanding pitching and a battle for history (Aug. 13).
The Eagles may be a dream team, but the continuing struggles of Michael Vick could quickly turn things into a nightmare. (Aug. 26)