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Trenton Thunder’s Fleming benefitting from multi-sport background

Billy Fleming’s season is in full swing. In the month of July he’s batting .328. Fleming is the cleanup hitter for the Double-A affiliate of the New York Yankees – the second highest valued sports franchise in the world – according to Forbes. Fleming’s recent efforts have earned him the Eastern League Player of the Week. (photo: pinstripedprospects.com)  It’s been an eventful journey for Fleming thus far. The 24-year-old Churchville, Pa., native wasn’t selected in the 2014 MLB Draft. Never receiving that call is something that motivates Fleming to this day, but it’s his time in high school to which he credits his success. He was a two-sport athlete back at Council Rock South. “Playing football in high school absolutely helped me

By |July 24th, 2017|

No Time Frame in Place for Sandy Run Road Re-Opening

July 24, 2017 Sam Goldberg   One of Lower Makefield Township’s most popular cut-through roads remains closed. Sandy Run Road, a street commonly used as a gateway to Yardley Borough, has been closed for months, and there is still no set time for a re-opening. The road originally closed for an evaluation that revealed a sight distance deficiency.   Experts concluded that vehicles coming down Edgewood Road over the railroad tracks would not have sufficient time to stop if a car was coming out of the intersection on Sandy Run onto Edgewood Road. Lower Makefield Township Chief of Police Kenneth Coluzzi is weighing several options for the safest way to re-open the road. “The plan to fix the problem would be to first try

By |July 24th, 2017|

Future Looks Bleak For Rolling Hills Elementary School

July 20 By Sam Goldberg An official announcement will be made regarding the potential redistricting of Rolling Hills elementary school at 7 p.m. tonight, but the decision parents fear is all but final. Various reports have surfaced that the School Board is leaning towards closing the Elementary School. Council Rock School Board President Ed Tate explained the rational behind closing the elementary school. "In the best interest of the entire school district we cannot continue to operate ten elementary schools with a declining student population,” Tate said. Council Rock School Board President Ed Tate  Tate also explained why Rolling Hills Elementary is the being singled out. “We did a really detailed data analysis and concluded the most appropriate school to close was Rolling Hills." Despite the students potential

By |July 20th, 2017|

PA Turnpike Awards Groundbreaking Promotion

July 19, 2017 Sam Goldberg For the first time in PA Turnpike history, a female has been named the Turnpike Chair. PennDOT Secretary Leslie Richards of Whitemarsh was officially appointed the chair of the Pennsylvania Turnpike this past Tuesday. The approval for Richards’s new position came during a bi-monthly meeting consisting of a five-member panel. “The first Turnpike commissioners were appointed in the spring of 1937, accomplishing a milestone like this in an organization that was started more than 80 years ago is undoubtedly historic. I’d like to thank my fellow commissioners for the faith they have shown in me,” said Richards. Newly Appointed PA Turnpike Commission Chair Leslie Richards  Richards is the first female chair representative since the PA Turnpike Commission’s

By |July 19th, 2017|

Heat No Match for Future Redskins

An excessive heat warning wasn’t stopping local youth from enjoying the 21st edition of the Neshaminy Football camp. For a straight week, young football players get to experience what it feels like to be a Neshaminy Redskin. “We run this camp exactly like we run a Neshaminy practice, just without the contact,” assistant coach Neil French said. French understands how important this camp can be for developing prospective Redskins. “The most gratifying thing for me is a kid will show up to this camp in third grade, and next thing you know he’s out there on his senior night playing against Pennsbury.”                     Mason Jones is one example of those young

By |July 13th, 2017|

The Making of a Mindful Athlete

Doctor Lee Picariello is redefining local athletics. For the first time in Lower Bucks County, high school athletes have an opportunity to unlock the true potential of their minds. Dr. Picariello and his team of Mindful Athlete Trainers have developed a comprehensive sports lab to help build and strengthen what they believe is an athlete's most important muscle, their mind. “Doctor Pic” as his clients call him, takes athletes who step into the Newtown based lab through a series of “mindful exercises.” By measuring  heart rate, brain waves, and  conducting mental circuits to connect the mind and body, Doctor Picariello is creating entirely unique athletic approaches. Doctor Picariello ultimately wants athletes in the “zone.” Picariello describes the zone as, “the optimal place

By |July 7th, 2017|

Another Successful Sunshine Football Classic

The Sunshine Football Classic is a prime example of how sports can be used for community impact. Although last nights game at TCNJ wasn’t the most compelling football action mercer county has to offer, the off the field influence was certainly exciting. Through charitable donations and ticket sales, The Sunshine Football Classic has raised more than $100,000 for chronically ill children whose families need financial support since the inaugural All-Star Game in 1996. Eric Hamilton, President of the Sunshine Football Classic, understands this game extends far outside the white lines. “The most important factor of this game is that it’s kids helping kids… There is no better feeling than watching these kids play for a worthy cause.” Ewing QB Edamiyon Doggett was

By |June 30th, 2017|

Chris Crawford is Shattering Expectations

Spectators at the 2017 US Open observing Bensalem native Chris Crawford were treated to a phenom with infinite potential. They witnessed Crawford out drive Jordan Speith, Steve Stricker, and Jim Furyk in a practice round. Throughout the 36 holes played by Crawford, golf fans  saw a 23 year-old reach 82 percent of his fairways (eight percent better than the rest of the field), and hit 75 percent of Erin Hill’s greens in regulation (ten percent higher than the field). Although Crawford followers saw noticeable improvement, they also unfortunately witnessed him miss the cut for the second straight year. Considering Crawford’s journey to both Oakmont and Erin Hill’s, missing the cut is nothing to hang his head over. Onlookers watching Crawford would be

By |June 21st, 2017|

Pennsbury Baseball’s 10th Man: Bucks County

The 2017 Pennsbury Falcon baseball team epitomizes The Pennsbury High School student body. The team is not flashy, they are full of heart, and are a gritty group of competitors. Throughout their remarkable district and state tournament runs, the local area is rallying behind this underdog team in ways never before seen. A team that was originally predicted to go only as far as pitcher Billy Bethel would take them, (billy-bethel-needs-big-season-for-pennsbury-baseball-to-succeed) has far exceeded expectations, and has thrived as a unit of cohesive winners. The Falcons success, despite not having a central star, is one of the many reasons Bucks County is having such a love affair with this team. Second basemen Ryan McCarty believes the local support is crucial to their

By |June 14th, 2017|

Pennsbury’s X-Factor: Ryan McCarty

Judging by his boyish smile and timid disposition, one would not perceive Ryan McCarty as a baseball stud. Do not be fooled by his polite demeanor, McCarty is a pure killer on the diamond. In a beyond successful Pennsbury baseball season dominated with interviews, headlines, and Billy Bethel box scores, Ryan McCarty has quietly been Pennsbury’s x-factor. “Quietly” being the key word, as his head coach Joe Pesci acknowledges the silent way in which McCarty effectively goes about his business. Pesci gushed, “Ryan is the type of player every coach wants on his team… He is not a loud guy and we all make fun of him for always smiling, but he is a competitor at heart.” It hasn’t been

By |June 1st, 2017|
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