Shutdown of Philadelphia Public League sports raises safety concerns for student-athletes

The shutdown makes sense from the perspective of COVID-10 concerns. But the absence of organized team activities could put some student-athletes at risk of other dangers.

Philadelphia Public League postpones high school sports until 2021

The league will follow recommendations from the governor's office and postpone sports such as football, soccer, and cross-country until Jan. 1, 2021, at the earliest.

Philadelphia Public League postpones high school sports until 2021

The league will follow recommendations from the governor's office and postpone sports such as football, soccer, and cross-country until Jan. 1, 2021, at the earliest.

PIAA pauses fall sports for two weeks, hoping to convince Gov. Wolf they can resume

“We’re going to do everything we can to try to get this done,” PIAA director Robert Lombardi said of efforts to stage sports such as football, soccer, field hockey, golf, tennis, cross-country.

PIAA pauses fall sports for two weeks, hoping to convince Gov. Wolf they can resume

“We’re going to do everything we can to try to get this done,” PIAA director Robert Lombardi said of efforts to stage sports such as football, soccer, field hockey, golf, tennis, cross-country.

Eagles’ Zach Ertz urges Pennsylvania high schools not to cancel 2020 fall sports

Ertz: "There’s got to be an alternative where we don’t just allow these kids to go through the day with no guidance, with no further investment in them."

Eagles’ Zach Ertz urges Pennsylvania high schools not to cancel 2020 fall sports

Ertz: "There’s got to be an alternative where we don’t just allow these kids to go through the day with no guidance, with no further investment in them."
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Pennsylvania fall high school sports in serious jeopardy after Gov. Wolf recommends no competition until 2021

The Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association, which oversees high school sports in the commonwealth, expressed "tremendous disappointment" in the governor's recommendation.

Philadelphia Catholic League football, other fall sports pushed back due to COVID-19 concerns

Under updated plans, powerhouse football programs such as St. Joseph's Prep, Archbishop Wood, La Salle and Neumann Goretti will start their seasons the weekend of Sept 18.

Inter-Ac League pushes back start of fall sports due to coronavirus concerns

the league said teams will continue to hold strength and conditioning activities in fall sports until Aug. 22. Football games are tentatively set to kick off the weekend of Oct. 2-3.

PIAA pushes forward with plans for start of fall sports despite COVID-19 concerns

The state association offers schools three options to try to return to competition for the first time since the March shutdown.

Rahsool Diggins of Archbishop Wood commits to Connecticut

Wood's point guard has been a starter since his freshman year.

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PIAA announces back-to-practice guidelines for fall high school sports

Barring changes because of COVID-19, football teams can begin workouts on Aug. 10, and the other fall sports can start up on Aug. 17.

Legendary South Jersey football coach Larry Ginsburg dies at 84

He won more than 200 games in 33 seasons at schools in Delaware and South Jersey and helped found the Adam Taliaferro Foundation when his most famous former player suffered a devastating spinal-cord injury as a freshman at Penn State.

Atlantic City man pleads guilty to weapons count in shooting at Camden-Pleasantville football game

Tyrell Dorn, 28, of Atlantic City, entered his plea Monday, according to the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office. Prosecutors will recommend he receive a seven-year state prison term.

N.J. high school football season to begin Oct. 2, shortened to six games plus playoffs

Girls tennis can begin Sept. 28, all other sports on Oct. 1 with the exception of football. No football games will be played after Thanksgiving Day.

Pennsylvania and New Jersey high school football, sports still up in the air as COVID-19 guidelines remain under review

A big problem will be scheduling. Can coaches hold meaningful practices if students have conflicting availability? Will buses be available to transport teams to and from games and practices when the daily schedule is changed and buses must be cleaned between trips?

Pennsauken graduate William Wesley hired by New York Knicks

Wesley was named the Knicks' executive vice president/senior basketball adviser on Wednesday.

Northeast football star Jon-Luke Peaker picks Old Dominion, weeks after mother dies of coronavirus

The speedy running back vows to honor his mother, who died in early June from complications of COVID-19.

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