It’s not everyday that a top prep school in New Jersey entrusts a 24 year old to run their varsity baseball program. Luckily for The Pennington School, their newly hired coach is proving he’s not your everyday 24 year old. Steve Kowalski is a former Mercer County baseball player, a lifetime .333 hitter at Drew University (he was recently named to the LandMark All Decade Team) and the man leading the Pennington Red Raiders to one of their most successful baseball seasons in recent memory. In the past eight years Pennington has tried its hand with four different varsity baseball coaches. That lack of consistency from a leadership position has not boded well for the Pennington Program. Kowalski feels that the desire
Due to his lineage, if Steinert’s freshman CJ Pittaro were a horse in this past weekends Kentucky Derby, he would be the odds on favorite to win. Pittaro's dad is a former professional baseball player, his mother is one of the greatest soccer players in Mercer County History, his grandfather is the namesake of Rider University’s baseball field, and his grandmother won a state championship coaching at Nottingham. Perhaps no one is more aware of CJ’s athletic ancestry than CJ. Each and every time the lefty steps up to bat, his father’s name is visibly mounted on the right field wall. Starting on the fourth best team in the state of New Jersey, as a freshman is a daunting task in it’s own
You’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it twice, and now I am going to tell you for a third time: The 2017 NFL draft in Philadelphia was absolutely insane. But please, do not take my word for it, I was attending the draft as a first time ever credentialed media member, and a lifelong Philadelphia resident/sports fan. Take it from twitter accounts of people who have more than 52 followers (I actually gained 6 over the weekend by covering the draft), people who are not from Philadelphia, and people who have spent lifelong careers covering NFL drafts. https://twitter.com/mortreport/status/857983953495625728 https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status/858482900811079680 https://twitter.com/wingoz/status/858454032708403201 So what exactly made the 2017 NFL draft such a raucous experience? For starters, it was the first ever NFL draft
Haason Reddick continues to defy odds at an astronomical rate. Growing up in Camden, the most dangerous city in all of New Jersey according to Patch.com and onlyinyourstate.com, the chance of success was certainly not in Reddick’s favor. Fast forward to high school, where Reddick missed the vast majority of both his junior and senior seasons due to injury, the future of his football career looked bleak. Despite a disappointing high school career, Reddick decided to pursue onward, earning a red-shirt walk-on spot on the Temple University Football team. After the completion of his freshman year, coaches informed Reddick that there was not a single spot available for him on their roster. Putting his head down and deciding to work even harder,
Oddly enough the quietest point of the entire 2017 NFL draft weekend may have been when Roger Goodell announced the Eagles selection at 14th pick. Defensive end Derek Barnett was greeted with boos and uncertainty from the 200,000 plus fans in attendance. Perhaps Eagles fans were hoping for a more familiar name, an early corner back selection, or instant running back help? Here are five reasons why the mundane reaction to Derek Barnett was off base. He Broke Reggie White’s Tennessee Sack Record If a player is mentioned in the same sentence with arguably the greatest Eagle ever, Reggie White, he’s doing something right. Before Derek Barnett joined the University of Tennessee football team, Reggie White held the school record with 32.0
Steinert High School at Lawrence High School Did you miss out on watching our live coverage of todays match-up between the Steinert Spartans and the Lawrence Cardinals? You can watch the full broadcast live on our site including the bench clearing final innings from Lawrence High School.
Join us Tuesday, April 4th, as we kick off the 2017 season of the Bull Session with Greg Luzinski, Dan Baker, and special guest Milt Thompson. Broadcast weekly from the Blue Bell Inn: The New Experience and Chickie’s & Pete’s South Philly, the show is aired live on-air at 1490AM as well as live video here on wbcb1490.com and Facebook.
WBCB Sport's very own Skip Clayton will be at Barnes & Noble book stores in North Wales and Plymouth Meeting this weekend for a special book signing of Philadelphia's Big Five: Celebrating the City of Brotherly Love’s Basketball Tradition. Stop by North Wales on Saturday and Plymouth Meeting on Sunday for your chance to catch-up with Skip and get a personalized copy of his books signed by the man himself. Skip has covered sports in the Philadelphia region since 1968 and has been a cornerstone at WBCB since 1997, where he hosts the Racing Wrap every Monday at at 5:00pm
High school basketball season is finally here and WBCB Sports has you covered with coverage of all of your favorite teams in Bucks and Mercer Counties. WBCB Sports will be broadcasting live on air at 1490 AM as well as streaming live video coverage through our website and Facebook at TV.WBCB1490.COM and Facebook.com/WBCB1490.Use the link below to view the complete schedule as well as how you can follow the action on WBCB 1490AM. High School Basketball Coverage Schedule
Get your weekly fix on all things Football with Box to Box Football hosted by Sean Miller. This weekly podcast brings you in depth commentary on the world football stage, keeping you up to date on your favorite club. Learn more about the show, its host, and catch all of the podcasts here on WBCB Sports