Archive for the ‘Football’ Category

KEITH GROLLER, (Allentown) Morning Call (TNS)


A proposal that would attempt to slow the number of transferring student-athletes by making them ineligible for a year is drawing statewide attention.

But even though many local athletic directors admit that transfers are a big issue, several say this proposal has little chance of passing in its current form.



DAVID BRANDT, The Associated Press


Former Red Lion High School quarterback Chad Kelly has had surgery on his right wrist just weeks before the NFL draft and won’t be able to throw for the next three months.

Kelly’s agent, Vance McAllister, said Dr. James Andrews in Pensacola, Florida, performed the surgery Monday to repair a ruptured ligament. McAllister said the surgery went well and the former Ole Miss standout is expected to be ready for training camp.





South Western High School has announced the appointment of two new varsity head coaches, including a new football coach.

Chris Heilman will take over the Mustangs’ grid program from Damian Poalucci, who resigned in early January after five years at South Western and a 25-27 overall record, including a 4-6 mark last season.


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Cocalico vs. Northeastern

Last week, the District 3 Committee unanimously approved a motion to possibly change the football calendar, beginning in the 2018-19 school year.

The proposal states that all District 3 member schools must prepare to start the postseason in Week 10 as a way to shorten the season. In order to do so, the proposed change would require all teams to either drop one preseason scrimmage in order to keep a 10-game regular season schedule, or teams can keep two scrimmages but be limited to a nine-game regular season. Teams opting to drop a scrimmage and play 10 regular-season games would start in what the PIAA refers to as “Week 0.”


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For the past several years, Northern York athletic director Gerry Schwille has sat down with members of the Northern York School Board about a potential move from the Mid-Penn Conference into the York-Adams League.

None of those talks, however, have ever progressed nearly as far as they have now. Monday night, Schwille and district superintendent Eric Eshbach held a general information meeting at the middle school to lay out some of the reasons for the potential switch. The meeting also gave community members the opportunity to voice questions, comments or concerns. The potential change would be for the two-year cycle beginning for the 2018-19 school year.


JOHN WAWROW, The Associated PressChad Kelly

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Mississippi quarterback Chad Kelly’s past troubles are the reasons the NFL revoked his invitation to the league’s scouting combine.

A person familiar with the league’s decision told The Associated Press that the former Red Lion High School quarterback is barred from participating in the event because of charges stemming from a fight outside a Buffalo nightclub and for being dismissed by Clemson. Both incidents happened in 2014.


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If you’ve never been touched by the affliction of addicition, it’s easy to be dismissive.

It’s easy to lack empathy and understanding.

It’s easy to label the addicts as weak or somehow unworthy of our concern.

It’s easy to rationalize that the disease will never happen to me or someone I care about.

Well, addiction is not just restricted to the dark corners of our society. It’s not just limited to the poor or to urban areas.