BELMAR – It was never easy for Mark Leininger and Brianna Feerst.Both former Shore Conference distance running stars were pushed to their limits in claiming their Belmar Five titles Saturday morning. The 41st edition of this classic summer footracing spectacular attracted over 2,600 runners from up and down the East Coast and beyond, but it was these local products who prevailed over the vast field — by narrow margins. Leininger, 26, the former Colts Neck High School and American University track and cross country star, used a desperation spurt in the final few blocks to hold off Joseph Mullen of Berea, Kentucky, for the men’s title, 24:46 to 24:50. More: Lincroft Little Leaguers capture District 19 title Brick resident Feerst, 23, the Point Pleasant Beach High School and Clemson University graduate, outdueled Hannah Eckstein of Middletown for the women’s crown, 29:07 to 29:19.The Belmar Five, staged by the Jersey Shore … [Read more...] about Shore locals grab Belmar Five wins
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Jackson Salemme can play with his dad's iPhone. Holding the device as it lights up and makes noise seems enough to keep the 7-year-old amused for hours.But his boyish giggling and grin aside, he cannot tell his parents he is having fun. He cannot tell them how happy he is, because he cannot talk.Jackson has epilepsy, a neurological disorder that causes seizures and renders many sufferers nonverbal.In the last two years, the North Codorus Township child has experienced hundreds of seizures. His parents, Chris and Cara Salemme, have tried a dozen prescription medications, steroids and a rigorous diet, all to no avail.Now, they want to treat Jackson with Charlotte's Web, a type of marijuana that might help reduce seizures. But that option is off the table in Pennsylvania until medical marijuana is legalized by the state's General Assembly. There is a legislative effort underway to legalize the drug, but how far it will get remains to be seen.Named after Charlotte Figi, a 5-year-old girl … [Read more...] about Medical marijuana: Treatment, oil could reduce kids’ epileptic seizures, but it remains illegal in Pa.
CHESAPEAKE, Va. - Five playbooks, each emblazoned with the lightning-bolt emblem of the San Diego Chargers, line shelves along the wall and atop the closet of room No. 112, a remodeled unit inside the Norfolk Marriott. Spread across the desk, injury reports, highlighted by fluorescent colors, interrupt the otherwise black-and-white schemes of defensive diagrams. For Virginia Destroyers coach Marty Schottenheimer, the commute to his workspace is minimal. His bedroom door stands five feet down the hall: Room 110. "I've lived in 26 domiciles in my career," Schottenheimer says. "I'm like horse manure. I've been everywhere!" "Martyball," the unbending brand of power-based football employed by Schottenheimer during his 26 years in the NFL, including a five-season stint in San Diego, meets Moneyball in the lobby. His players, paid $5,000 per game by the fledgling UFL, transport to workouts, 11 miles southeast, in personal cars. One such vehicle, a black Ford Expedition, pulls into the … [Read more...] about Marty Schottenheimer finds himself coaching in obscurity with the Virginia Destroyers of the UFL
Five days after the Titanic hit ice and sunk in the North Atlantic, its maiden voyage turning tragic at the 41st parallel, a far more benign unveiling took place on the coast of Massachusetts. It was a Saturday, April 20, 1912. Following two days of rainouts, the Boston Red Sox finally played a game in their new home, Fenway Park. The field was built on a patch of former marshland. Boston's star center fielder, Tris Speaker, knocked an 11th-inning single to bring a 7-6 victory. The opponent that day was the New York Highlanders - soon to be the Yankees - and if you don't find that fitting, well, you haven't been paying attention over the last 97 years. The Highlanders/Yankees were on their way to their worst record (50-102) ever, while the Red Sox were about to win the World Series. Soon enough an iconic star, Babe Ruth, would be sold, the clubs' fortunes would reverse, and baseball's oldest, hottest and most chronicled rivalry would be on its way, a hardball border war that … [Read more...] about Diehard supporters of Yankees, Red Sox are the most passionate in all of sports