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Professional Cycling Returns to Philly in 2018!

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Professional road racing is returning to Philadelphia after a one-year hiatus. The UCI 1.1 Independence Classic is scheduled for June 3, 2018 in Philadelphia, PA, as officially announced in September 2017.

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caption: In this June 5, 2016 file photo local pro-cyclist and favorite Robin Carpenter of team Holowesko/Citadel waves during the rider presentation at the start of the 2016 Philadelphia Cycling Classic.(Photo by Bastiaan Slabbers/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

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caption: In this June 7, 2015 file photo pro-cyclist competing in the Parx Casino Cycling Classic are seen attacking at the steepest section of the Manayunk Wall. (Photo by Bastiaan Slabbers/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

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caption: In this June 1, 2014 file photo Evelyn Stevens is seen celebrating on the podium after winning the 2014 Parx Casino Cycling Classic in Philadelphia, PA. (Photo by Bastiaan Slabbers/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

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With a three-decade history of being named one of the major one-day race events in the USA, The former Philadelphia International Cycling Classic (A.K.A Manayunk Wall Bike Race) is held on a 12.3 miles long lap, partly urban, partly hilly roads, mostly in the NorthWest Section of Philadelphia, PA.

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Imhotep becomes first city school to nab state football title

The PIAA AAA State Championship trophy is kissed by the players. (Bastiaan Slabbers/for NewsWorks) (Bastiaan Slabbers)
The PIAA AAA State Championship trophy is kissed by the players.

In the frigid air a hundred miles from home, senior Mike Waters knelt along the sideline and buried his face in his white gloved-hands.

Behind the star running back, a pack of bundled and blanketed fans went wild. Before him, teammates from Imhotep Institute Charter High School danced and shouted across the field the way teenage boys do after winning a state football title, after making history.

. . . Story by WHYY’s Aaron Moselle continues on:
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Imhotep Panthers win city title after beating state champs (via NewsWorks)

 

Philadelphia, PA, USA - November 28, 205; In a thrilling game, played at North East High School, Imhotep Institute Charter School Panthers from West Oak Lane take the city title by winning from Archbishop Wood Vikings with 20-14. With the victory over the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) 2014 State Champs the Panthers advance to the Quarter Finals of the Class AAA State Championship. (photo by Bastiaan Slabbers) (Bastiaan Slabbers)
Philadelphia, PA, USA – November 28, 205; In a thrilling game, played at North East High School, Imhotep Institute Charter School Panthers from West Oak Lane take the city title by winning from Archbishop Wood Vikings with 20-14. With the victory over the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) 2014 State Champs the Panthers advance to the Quarter Finals of the Class AAA State Championship. (photo by Bastiaan Slabbers)

 

Check full story and gallery on WHYY’s NewsWorks.org and see the post on Facebook: BasSlabbersPhotography for much more Photos of the PIAA D12 Class AAA Quarter Final Imhotep Panthers vs. Archbishop Wood Vikings (20-14).

Philadelphia, PA, USA - November 28, 205; In a thrilling game, played at North East High School, Imhotep Institute Charter School Panthers from West Oak Lane take the city title by winning from Archbishop Wood Vikings with 20-14. With the victory over the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) 2014 State Champs the Panthers advance to the Quarter Finals of the Class AAA State Championship. (photo by Bastiaan Slabbers) (Bastiaan Slabbers)
(photo by Bastiaan Slabbers)

West Oak Lane’s Imhotep Institute Charter School Panthers took the city title on Saturday after winning against the Archbishop Wood Vikings.

By beating the Vikings 20-14, the Panthers will advance to the quarter finals of the Class AAA State Championships. The Vikings are the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) 2014 State Champions…. -> Continues on NewsWorks.org