Monday, January 7, 2013
On January 11, banners celebrating all the Phantoms championship sports teams will be hung in the district gym.
On January 11, Phoenixville Area High School is inviting all its past coaches players, and athletic staff to a ‘Night of Champions’ event at the new middle school. Prior to the evening’s girls’ basketball game against Perkiomen Valley, a new PASD Hall of Fame plaque will be unveiled in the district gym lobby and the Phantoms championship teams will be recognized with the hanging of banners. There will also be a reception starting at 6 p.m. Former Phantoms interested in attending can RSVP to NightofChampions@pasd.com.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
The boys football and soccer teams took losses over the last week, while field hockey won 8-1.
With Labor Day firmly in the rear view mirror, many of us are grudgingly resigning ourselves to the end of summer. For Phoenixville High School athletes though, fall is already well underway. Below is a look at how the Phantoms teams fared in week one of fall sports action. If you have any scores we missed, or are interested in contributing to Phoenixville Patch’s ongoing fall sports coverage, let us know in the comments.
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Alejandro Franco and Daniel Weinstein will take the helm of the respective teams.
The Phoenixville High School sports scene will have a pair of new faces in prominent roles this season, as Alejandro Franco has taken the helm of the boys soccer team while Daniel Weinstein will lead the swimming program, The Mercury is reporting. Franco, who grew up playing soccer in Columbia and didn’t come to America until he was 23-years-old, takes over a Phantoms team that went 6-7 last season and finished second in the Frontier Division of the Pioneer Athletic Conference. Franco, 44, is employed as an interpreter and has coached 10- and 12-year-olds for the West Chester United Soccer Club for the last several years. He says he’ll bring a more South American style to the Phantoms, but he calls taking over the team Ryan Bombick coached…
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Ben Simons, born without a left hand and forearm, scored his first goal on Friday for the PAHS lacrosse team.
When we use the expression “overcoming the odds” in a sporting context, we usually do so pretty loosely. It’s shorthand for “things didn’t go absolutely swimmingly from the very beginning, but they persevered,” and not a great deal more. What we mean, more often than not, is that the player in question got bad grades, or had a stormy relationship with their coach, or experienced, at a sensitive age, some harrowing but conventional domestic turmoil that they succeeded in spite of. What we usually don't mean, when we say a player “overcame the odds,” is that the odds they overcame were the absence of appendages that are biomechanically necessary to play the sport they’re playing. But, well, here goes: Phoenixville High School senior Ben …