Josh Ockimey recently showcased his ability to hit the long ball in the Carpenter Cup. Ockimey, a sophomore first baseman from Neumann-Goretti, smacked a home run for the Catholic League all-star team in a losing effort to the Chester County all-stars, 13-7, on June 10 at Ashburn Field in South Philadelphia.
Ockimey had a nice game, driving in two runs and scoring two runs. It’s been a big year for him. He also received All-Catholic League honors this season. Ockimey also helped the Saints advanced to the PIAA Class AAA semifinals.
Widener football No. 6 in Lindy’s Sports Magazine Preseason Top 25 Poll
Widener has been voted sixth in the country in Lindy’s Sports Magazine Football Preseason Poll. Widener (9-2 overall, 6-2 MAC) is coming off a standout year in which it closed tied for second in the Middle Atlantic Conference and played for a berth into the NCAA tournament on the final day of the regular season.
The Pride went to the postseason for the 17th season in school history, defeating Waynesburg 48-27 in the ECAC South Atlantic Bowl to move to 3-2 in ECAC Bowls. The team on October 29 became the fourth present Division III school to notch 650 victories with its 60-20 win at Albright.
Junior defensive back Laquan Robinson from Chester High is one of the team’s top players. Widener will open its season at home Sept. 1 against Western Connecticut as a part of the MAC-NJAC (New Jersey Athletic Conference) challenge.
Samuel Ellison garners All-American recognition
Samuel Ellison received All-American honors from the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association for his exploits in running the 800 meters. He recently finished in the top eight in the 800 meters, earning All-American recognition at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships. Ellison clocked a time of 1:47.62 in the 800 meters, which happened to be a personal best. This effort helped him to land a spot among the top eight finishers.
Cyrus Jones track and conditioning camp
Cyrus Jones will hold a track and conditioning camp at Cheyney University. The camp will take place from June 24 to 27. The cost is $199 per camper. For more information, go to www.cyrusjonestrackcamp.com.
Eagles to host Eagles Flight Night at Lincoln Financial Field
The Philadelphia Eagles will be hosting the third Eagles Flight Night! at Lincoln Financial Field on August 26 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $12 for children (12 and under) and $20 for adults and can be purchased at www.philadelphiaeagles.com.
The event will entertain fans of all ages during a full-team practice. Autographed memorabilia, interactive games and thousands of random prizes will be available during the festivities, including the chance to win a jersey right off a player’s back. The evening will also include Eagles cheerleader and mascot SWOOP performances. The celebration will conclude with an all-new laser show.
The first 10,000 kids (12 and under) through the gates will receive a DeSean Jackson mini-bobblehead.