RSS Feed from The Phoenix Reporter and Item: The latest news from The Phoenix Reporter and Item: website: all stories The Phoenix Reporter and Item Sat, 28 Mar 2015 23:54:50 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Eagles legend Chuck Bednarik has died at 89]]> Chuck Bednarik, considered the greatest Eagles player ever, died this morning.

He was 89.

The last of the NFL's true two-way players, Bednarik led the Eagles to NFL championships in 1949 and 1960. He played a franchise-record 14 seasons from 1949-1962 culminating in a berth at the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Sat, 21 Mar 2015 12:28:18 -0400 2015-03-21T12:28:18-04:00 2015-03-21T12:28:18-04:00
<![CDATA[Hoops tourney at Phoenixville YMCA helps kids 'Kick Butts']]> SCHUYLKILL >> The theme of the day was to stop smoking. Either do not start or quit, and encourage others, both young and old, to do the same thing.

The 20th annual Kick Butts Day was held March 18 at the Phoenixville Area YMCA. Besides instructing people on the health dangers of smoking, more than 150 kids of middle school and high school age turned out for a 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament.

Thu, 19 Mar 2015 13:45:59 -0400 2015-03-19T13:45:59-04:00 2015-03-19T13:45:59-04:00
<![CDATA[Phillies fans scoop up tickets on first day of individual game sales]]> Despite dire prospects for the upcoming Phillies season and sub-zero wind chills, Tom O'Neill never considered passing on his winter pilgrimage to Citizens Bank Park for the first day of individual game ticket sales.

"My dad is 85 years old and this is something he looks forward to every year," said the South Philadelphia native.

Fri, 20 Feb 2015 10:44:52 -0500 2015-02-20T10:44:52-05:00 2015-02-20T10:44:52-05:00
<![CDATA[Norristown Area School District officially accepted into the Pioneer Athletic League]]> NORRISTOWN >> Following a unanimous vote from the principals in the Pioneer Athletic Conference (PAC), the Norristown Area School District has been accepted and will begin transitioning its middle school and high school freshmen teams for the 2015-2016 school year.

By 2016-2017, when the high school teams make the switch, Norristown will end a stint in the Suburban One League that began with the former league's creation in 1922.

Thu, 19 Feb 2015 01:42:30 -0500 2015-02-19T01:42:30-05:00 2015-02-19T01:42:30-05:00
<![CDATA[SOCCER: Rare blood condition can't knock down PJP sophomore Snyder, especially after meeting hero Messi]]> Andrew Snyder got the kick of a lifetime.

For some, their hero is close to home. Then there are those like the soccer-loving Snyder. The 16-year-old Collegeville native and Pope John Paul II sophomore could only admire his hero from afar. Very far.

That all changed last October when Snyder met a diminutive soccer star named Lionel Messi.

Mon, 16 Feb 2015 13:34:44 -0500 2015-02-16T13:34:44-05:00 2015-02-16T13:36:10-05:00
<![CDATA[VIDEO: Runners trek up a snow mountain to qualify for national championships]]> SCHWENKSVILLE >> The mountain was high enough and the temperature cold enough, but icy conditions didn't stop 30 runners from snowshoeing on the frozen ground Saturday morning.

The 10th Annual Pennsylvania Snowshoe Race was held at Spring Mountain in Schwenksville. The race was a qualifier for the 2015 U.

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<![CDATA[Norristown Area school board approves move to Pioneer Athletic Conference]]> WEST NORRITON >> The Norristown Area School District athletic programs will be making the switch to the Pioneer Athletic Conference after all.

After months of speculation and weeks of deliberation, members at the Norristown Area school board Thursday voted unanimously in favor of the change to the new conference from the Suburban One League.

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:30:27 -0500 2015-01-30T11:30:27-05:00 2015-01-30T11:30:27-05:00