Tuesday, October 16, 2012
The Edward Taylor Coombs Memorial Fall Ball event will be played Saturday and Sunday at Hatboro-Horsham High School.
The day Edward Taylor Coombs died, his father, Eric, planted the seed for a memorial event highlighting what the 19-year-old known as Eddie loved best: lacrosse. More than a year after Coombs’ Aug. 6, 2011 death, the college lacrosse community is coming together for a two-day fall ball event this weekend at Hatboro-Horsham High School. “The day he passed, the coach from Marist (College) called and said ‘what can we do?’ ” Eric Coombs recalled of the phone call he had with his son’s lacrosse coach at Marist College, where Edward had just completed his freshman year. The second call that Coombs, a former Hatboro-Horsham School Board member received, was from the lacrosse coach at Ursinus, where he said his son was “close” to attending. “He …
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
The Hatboro-Horsham School Board may approve an agreement at its Aug. 20 meeting that would allow commercial businesses to advertise on district property or printed materials, or sponsor school events.
Paid ads in the Hatboro-Horsham School District calendar, advertising on HHTV, in-kind sponsorships of school programs and possibly the renaming of Hatters Stadium. All of these things could present themselves as revenue-generating opportunities once the school board adopts a policy pertaining to commercial sponsorships and partnerships, district officials told Patch. The policy was reviewed during the board’s Aug. 6 meeting and is slated for adoption on Aug. 20. “We know that with declining revenue through the economy, through state support etc., it’s so important that we begin to look at creating additional revenue streams and support,” Superintendent Curtis Griffin told Patch. “Don’t expect to see tomorrow ads on our school buses … or …
Friday, June 15, 2012
More than 500 participants and 46 teams gathered at Hatboro-Horsham High School's Hatters Stadium this weekend to step up against cancer.
With a near cloudless sky above and a fiery sun beating down on Hatters Stadium Friday afternoon, a glimmer of a rainbow peeked out during the 13th annual Relay for Life of Eastern Montgomery County. "Ray's Rainbows," a nine-member team comprised of the Browning and Jacobi families of Willow Grove and Horsham, sought shelter under a tent, but their vivid memories shown just as bright as the rainbows on their matching T-shirts. "I'm sure he's here," Ray Browning's daughter, Chris Jacobi, said of her dad, who lost his battle with cancer two years ago. "He knew we were walking two years ago and he held on until we came back." That walk has since become a tradition for the Jacobi and Browning family, and for the first time, was carried out as …
Monday, May 14, 2012
Hatboro-Horsham School District officials hope to have Hatters Stadium wired and ready to broadcast the June 11 commencement ceremony.
If it's true that a picture is worth a thousand words, what's a video chronicling a milestone journey worth? With any luck, the Hatboro-Horsham High School class of 2012 will be able to ponder that as the district works to have equipment in place for a broadcast of graduation. The school board, at a recent meeting, approved awarding a $32,234 bid to TEL-DAT Communications to carry out phase two of a wiring project at Hatters Stadium. The latest portion of the project follows a roughly $42,000 pre-wiring first phase that the board approved last fall. The project began soon after the long-awaited nearly $1 million artificial turf field was installed last year. Officials said it would take two to three weeks for materials to be received upon…
Friday, November 25, 2011
Feel like you were at the Hatters' 48-0 Thanksgiving Day victory.
Maybe it was the brand-newartificial turf at Hatters Stadium, or maybe it was just lots of hard work leading up to Thanksgiving Day that helped propel the Hatters to a 48-0 victory over visiting Upper Moreland.
Monday, November 14, 2011
Television wiring will be installed at Hatters Stadium to allow Hatboro-Horsham programs to be filmed.
Lights. Camera. Broadcast. The Hatboro-Horsham School Board on Monday approved a bid in the amount of $41,390 for McGoldrick Electric, Inc. to complete a pre-wiring project at Hatters Stadium. That expense is in addition to the $18,790 that the board approved last month to have the stadium rewired following the recent completion of a nearly $1 million artificial turf installation project. Superintendent Curtis Griffin said the hope is to have the wiring installed and ready to broadcast the Hatters home Thanksgiving Day football game against Upper Moreland. Griffin said he did not know if that timeframe could be met. The end goal, Griffin said, is to move from just broadcasting football games to branching out to broadcast all of the high …
Friday, November 4, 2011
Hatters Stadium will reopen tonight.
1. The long-awaited re-opening of Hatters Stadium will happen tonight with the football team’s first home game of the season (against CB West) at 7 p.m. Its closure since the summer was prompted by the installation of artificial turf 2. The field will get more breaking in Saturday afternoon with the Tip of the Hat Marching Band Competition. 3. If you’re looking for something else to do this weekend to show your Hatters pride, consider grabbing a bite to eat at Café Lombardi. The restaurant will donate 15 percent of your check to the Hatboro-Horsham Post-Prom Party. 4. So, if you're looking for something fun to do beyond the boundaries of Hatboro and Horsham, consider checking out Peddler’s Village for the annual apple festival, which is …
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Hatboro-Horsham High School's stadium will re-open on Friday, Nov. 4, with a ceremony starting at 6:30 p.m.
After much anticipation and a slight delay, the Hatboro-Horsham High School stadium will re-open this Friday, Nov. 4. Starting at 6:30 p.m., guests will hear remarks from school board members and Principal Dennis Williams Jr. before the ribbon-cutting at 6:45 p.m. Over the past few weeks, the topsoil from the stadium was removed and replaced with synthetic turf. Rain in August and September pushed back the artificial turf replacement that was slated to be installed mid-October, and therefore the re-opening also had to be delayed. In addition to the new turf, the stadium's track surrounding the field was resurfaced and an irrigation system was installed. The topsoil that was removed from the stadium is being transferred to other district …
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Rain has delayed the ongoing prep work for the installation of artificial turf.
Hatters Stadium is expected to be ready to host athletics - and a band competition - by the first weekend in November. That is, barring further bouts of rain. "We're hoping to get both of those in," Assistant Superintendent John Nodecker said of the Nov. 4 home football game against Central Bucks West and the Tip of the Hat marching band competition on Nov. 5. "We're really keeping our fingers crossed." District officials had hoped to have the artificial turf installed by mid-October. Since it was not ready, those sporting events had to held elsewhere. The same would be true of the November events should the contractor run into further delays, Nodecker said.
Monday, October 3, 2011
The school board approved a nearly $20,000 capital project Monday night.
Hatters Stadium will be wired. The Hatboro-Horsham School Board on Monday approved a capital project to be paid from the capital reserve fund totaling $18,790. Those funds will be used to rewire the stadium and connect fiber to it, Superintendent Curtis Griffin said. Specifically, the project is broken into three areas: The rewiring expense is in addition to the $890,500 price tag for the artificial turf installation and track resurfacing, Griffin said. He also announced that the turf has arrived and will be installed as soon as contractors “proof the field” to ensure that water runoff and pitch of field is appropriate. The hope is that the stadium will be complete and ready for use mid-month, Griffin said. “We’re trying to create a …