Monday, September 1, 2014 - 12:09am HS Football Preview - Wilmington Friends By Sean Greene
VIDEO: A look at the Quakers
If there is strength in numbers, Wilmington Friends could be feeling like Hercules this season.
The Quakers welcomed what could be a record 51 players to their training camp this summer, including a senior class of 13 players.
One position that is wide open is at quarterback, where sophomore Justin Beneck and junior Cameron Kendle are battling to be the signalcaller for the Quakers. Beneck brings a hard charging run/pass style, with Kendle's accuracy being a major weapon as they will likely battle right to the season opener to be the starter.
Friends returns plenty of talent including Tight End/OLB Tommy Rhodes, running back Jimmy Carney, and two-way lineman Ian Furman.
The Quakers had a late-season 3-game winning streak to push them to a 4-5 record, and are looking to take that next step with their talent. They open their 2014 season against Baltimore Friends before facing Seaford in their home opener. A sign to the Quakers' success could be week 3's trip to Woodbridge.
WILMINGTON FRIENDS FOOTBALL SCHEDULE (As of August 31)
Saturday, September 6 - At Friends School of Baltimore - 2:30pm
Saturday, September 13 - Vs. Seaford - 3:00pm
Friday, September 19 - At Woodbridge - 7:00pm
Saturday, September 27 - MATHS Charter (Md.) - 2:30pm
Thursday, October 2 - Vs. McKean - 3:30pm
Saturday, October 11 - At Moyer Academy (Baynard) - 12:00pm
Saturday, October 18 - Vs. Tatnall - 2:30pm
Saturday, October 25 - At St. Andrew's - 2:30pm
Friday, November 31 - At Rising Sun (Md.) - 7:00pm
Saturday, November 8 - Vs. Tower Hill - 2:00pm
Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 11:59pm Wilmington's Gemmell claims open water swimming title By Associated Press
Courtesy: USA Swimming
Olympians Andrew Gemmell and Haley Anderson won 10-kilometer titles in the open water competition at the Pan Pacific championships.
Gemmell, an alum of the Charter School of Wilmington, pulled away from the men's field down the stretch to win in 1 hour, 51 minutes and 11 seconds, nearly a minute ahead of silver medalist Jarrod Poort of Australia, who touched in 1:52.12.
Kane Radford of New Zealand took the bronze in 1:52.13 at Maui's Ulua Beach on Sunday.
Anderson, of Granite Bay California, edged teammate Eva Fabian of Keene, New Hampshire, for the gold by one second. Anderson won in 1:59.51; Fabian was second in 1:59.52. Chelsea Gubecka of Australia earned the bronze in 1:59.54.
With the victories, the U.S. has swept the men's and women's 10k titles at the past three Pan Pacs, including 2006 and 2010.
The open water races were relocated to Hawaii because of water quality issues at Gold Coast, Australia, where the Pan Pacs pool competition was held a week ago.
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