Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 12:35am DelPark jockeys visit A.I. duPont Hospital By Sean Greene
VIDEO: Jockeys spend time at A.I. duPont Childrens Hospital
A.I. duPont Childrens Hospital received a special visit today from current and retired jockeys from Delaware Park as part of the Jockey Guild's Childhood Cancer Awareness initiatives.
The jockeys, including current leading rider Daniel Centron, gave away gifts including racing goggles, and he says it was easy, but yet still tough, to visit the patients.
"It's very nice, for those kids life's not perfect for them. I had a kid too, and it's hard for me to be in there, it's something we do with our pleasure."
Jockeys around the country, including at Delaware Park, wore special ribbon patches on their pants and boots throughout September to raise awareness of the cancer fight, which affects about 15,700 children every year.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 8:43pm Veale's goal pushes Friends to field hockey win By Sean Greene
VIDEO: Highlights of Friends' victory over Wilmington Christian
Wilmington Friends' Simone Veale scored on a rebound with just over 15 minutes to go to give the Quakers a 2-1 field hockey victory over visiting Wilmington Christian Tuesday afternoon.
Friends controlled most of the first half, but a fantastic goaltending performance by the Warriors' Emma Whitesel kept the game scoreless until a Shannon Skibicki shot was blocked right onto the blade of senior Margo Tschantz, who finished to give the Quakers a 1-0 halftime lead.
That score held until 8 minutes into the second half when Jenny Kurlej slid a perfect pass in front of the Quakers' net, and Lydia Deaton's shot then tied the game.
Friends (4-1-1) would get a chance at the 15:26 mark, when a shot was blocked. Veale, about 8 yards out, lofted a shot she hoped would be deflected, but instead the shot snuck inside the far post to give Friends the 2-1 lead.
Wilmington Christian would get chances late to equalize, but Emma Davis made a few of her 9 saves to lock up the victory.
Whitesel finished with 18 saves for Wilmington Christian (5-1). Friends outshot the Quakers 20-10.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 9:33pm William Penn to play 1st night game By Sean Greene
William Penn fans will get a taste of home night football for the first time ever when they host Concord in a special battle for "Cancer Awareness Night".
Bill Cole Stadium will be lit up with special temporary lights donated by Tri-Supply & Equipment Inc. of New Castle for the Blue Hen Conference battle with Concord. Kickoff is set for 7:30. 1150AM WDEL, WDEL.com and the WDEL Smartphone App will have the broadcast if you can't be in New Castle.
The game was green-lighted by the Colonial School District school board unanimously earlier in September, emphasizing the game should be played "without incident." William Penn has suffered a collection of incidents at basketball games, making them one of the first schools to switch from evening starts to the now-common 5:15 public school tip-off time during the winter.
To that end, the school is being asked to double its police presence for the game, which the school says the cost of which is being offset by local business donations.
The school is looking to emphasize breast cancer awareness, with the Colonials' players currently requesting permission from the DIAA to wear pink socks and pink eye black. There will be pink streamers and pink glow sticks available for purchase.
The scene could mirror Middletown's "Beat the Beast" night, which was held last Friday where the players even sported special pink jerseys for the game.
Tickets for the night game will be $5.00 for adults and $2.00 for children.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 9:44pm Special Olympics to hold 'Night of Heroes' By Sean Greene
Special Olympics Delaware will honor some of its top volunteers and contributors next Wednesday during their annual Night of Heroes.
The event will be emceed by former Philadelphia Eagle (and WDEL football analyst) Kevin Reilly, along with Special Olympic athlete presenters Sasha Hudson, Jilian Mathews, Phil Saxton, and Jonathan Touchet.
Among the honorees will be top coach Heather Kennedy of Wilmington, athlete David Hill of Newark, unified partner Jody Wagner of Bear, and volunteer Joe Wood of Dover.
The program begins at 6pm, with a reception beginning at 7:30.
The list of honorees will include...
Athlete: David Hill (Newark)
Business: Hockessin Athletic Club
Coach: Heather Kennedy (Wilmington)
Corporation: FedEx Ground
Family: The Bates Family (Middletown)
Lifetime Achievement: Sharon Reusch (New Castle)
Media: Glenn Rolfe (Sussex Post)
Program: Middletown High School
President's Award: George Forbes, Bill McDonald (Wilmington)
Unified Partner: Jody Wagner (Bear)
Volunteer: Joe Wood (Dover)
Youth Leader: Jackie King (Middletown)
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