All in Sports

Friday Night Game to Honor Haven’s First Championship Team

Twenty years ago, Strath Haven High School won the first of two consecutive class AAA state football championships, riding the crest of an incredible wave of success that also included 94 straight District One victories, and Central League and District One championships every year from 1996 through 2003. Both past and future football glories are on the minds of the founders of the Haven Gridiron Club, which was recently formed by alumni and parents of current team members, not just to celebrate the glory days, but also to contribute to future successes.

SRA Bocce Concludes its 30th Season; Group Begins to Use Analytics During Play

Swarthmore Recreation Association Bocce held its 30th season in June at our home bocce court on Wellesley Road. The season culminated with the traditional tournament and BBQ on June 25. Thirty players participated during the season, including two first time players. The bocce was, as usual, quite spirited and congenial though, as will be described later in this article, some disputes developed this year among the players regarding the use of analytics during play.

Fili's Finest

Brian Fili is known to some as the 8th grade mathematics teacher at Strath Haven Middle School, to others as the high school baseball coach, and, outside the community, as a member of the newest class inducted in February into Villanova University’s Varsity Club Hall of Fame for his excellence as a baseball player.

Swarthmore Swim Club Gets Salty

At its annual membership meeting in February, the Swarthmore Swim Club announced the pending conversion of its lap pool to a saltwater chlorination system. The change will affect the six-lane lap pool, where swim team competitions are held and lap swimmers paddle for their 1000 lap shirts.