The Brian Betzler Memorial Award is presented in memory of Brian Betzler by his parents Helen and George Betzler, Jr., and grandfather George Betzler, Sr., to recognize full-time third- or fourth-year undergraduates in the Penn State School of Visual Arts who have exhibited exemplary artistic achievement.
I received an email Friday from 'used-to-be' former Philly-Whitemarsh standout prop Jay Kolb. He had received the latest email from the club. He was excited to hear that the team was playing in the area of his home in Bethlehem. I immediately replied, 'Bring your boots.' Then Jay sent back, ''I don't know about that." I was busy tracking down 15 for the match, so we left it at that.
The only blemish on Philly Whitemarsh's record last three regular seasons came at South Jersey RFC's pitch. But that was last year, and this is this year. PWRFC defeated South Jersey 59-7 in the final game of the season to complete their second undefeated season (10-0) in the last 3 years.
In 1980, I was invited to play rugby on a team called "Rugby Club of the Americas". It was supposed to include guys from Canada and Argentina, but turned out to be all Americans. We played in a tournament in South Africa to open a new stadium in Pretoria. The team played well - the trip was awesome.
The boys traveled to South Jersey still stinging from a loss last fall in league-play. South Jersey, like PWRFC, is on the rise. Lead by the multi-talented Andrey Biryukov, South Jersey is fast, organized and damn-good on the defense. Despite all this PW was able to finish on top 26-7.
Practice is set for YSC Sports beginning Wednesday February 29th until Wednesday March 28th 7:30-9:00 at YSC Sports. Practices are Monday and Wednesday nights. We have an epic Spring planned - work your calendars now to make sure you are available.
Philly Whitemarsh overcame penalties and a tough Old Gaelic squad to stay undefeated. The game was much closer than the 38-19 score would indicate as PW did not take their first lead until 55 minutes into the game and scored their final 21 points in the last 10 minutes of the match. Outside center, Jordan Hughes had a hat trick for PW, scoring 3 of the club's 6 tries on the day.
In a repeat of an annual endeavor begun in 2003, PW is again selling Christmas trees at the McLean residence. Peter Heaton and George Betzler plan to make the trip yet again up North to Santa's workshop and forest for the tree pickup. Let's make this year the best ever for tree sales. Trees will be available by the end of next week.
George J. Sucher - we know him as GJ is looking for donations for his Razor Tech Movember Team. Through the Movember program, GJ and his company Razor Tech are growing mustaches to fight prostate cancer.
Donation for Razor Tech Movember Team - Growing Mustaches to Fight Prostate Cancer
It is with a heavy heart and deep sorrow that I report the passing of Connor James Hoffmaster. Conner was the son of George and Helen Betzler's daughter Brenda Betzler Hoffmaster. Having just celebrated his 19th birthday in January, Connor died suddenly this past Friday March 22nd.
The competition steps up considerably this weekend as PW travels to Bridgeport (just South of Norristown) to play D2 super-squad Media. APR 09 Media AWAY. The match is scheduled for a 1:00pm kickoff at Chiccino Athletic Field, Bridgeport PA.