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Jack McCaffery is the lead sports columnist for the Daily Times and He has spent several decades covering everything from the Phillies, Eagles, Flyers and Sixers, to college hoops, to high school sports in Delco.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Sports Figure of the Year coming Friday

The Daily Times Sports Figure of the Year will be announced Friday.

Here is a list of the previous winners:

1996: Kate Fonshell, Penncrest High, Villanova, track
1997: John Mobley, Chichester High, football
1998: Bo Ryan, Chester High, basketball
1999: Pat Croce, Lansdowne-Aldan High, basketball
1999: Leroy Burrell, Penn Wood High, Sports Figure of the Millennium, track
2000: Emily deRiel, Haverford High, pentathlon
2001: Brendan Hansen, Haverford High, swimming
2002: Mike Scioscia, Springfield High, baseball
2003: Harry Perretta, Monsignor Bonner High, Villanova, basketball
2004: Brendan Hansen, Haverford High, swimming
2005: Kevin Clancy, Strath Haven High, football
2006: Vince Papale, Interboro High, football
2007: Dan Connor, Strath Haven High, football
2008: Fred Pickett, Chester High, basketball
2009: Andy Talley, Haverford High, Villanova, football
2010: Matt Szczur, Villanova, football, baseball
2011: Philadelphia Union, Chester, soccer
2012: Larry Yarbray, Chester High, basketball
2013: Merion Golf Club, Haverford, golf
2014: John Robertson, Villanova, football

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Fight result from Essington

Transgendered Kayla Vas won by disqualification Friday night over wrestling Hall of Famer Nikolai Volkoff in the main event of an entertainment-style celebrity-boxing card in Essington.

Volkoff was a late replacement for Tan Mom, who claimed a back injury.

Friday, December 18, 2015


Patricia Krentcil, the noted Tan Mom, will not fight in the main event tonight of a WXE card at the Wyndham Garden Hotel in Essington.

Krentcil reported a back injury, according to promoter Damon Feldman.

Kayla Vas, the transgendered former police officer, will still participate and will face Andy Vineberg in the main event.

The seven-fight entertainment-style card begins at 8:30. Doors open at 7:30.