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High School Football Frenzy

Aja Ellison has basketball in her blood as the daughter of a former college star and NBA player. Growing up, though, there wasn't pressure to play hoops. (credit: Joseph Santoliquito)

Aja Ellison, Pervis Ellison’s Daughter, Upholds Family Name Well

She used to sit there on her mother’s lap and watch her daddy run up and down the court, going up against the best players in the world.

11/23/2011

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Archbishop Wood Begins Its Real Season

You can almost excuse Archbishop Wood for being bored. The Vikings entered this season as the crème de la crème of Southeastern Pennsylvania and have done nothing to disprove it, winning 10-straight games after a season-opening loss.

11/17/2011

West Catholic star running back David Williams and head coach Brian Fluck (credit: Joseph Santoliquito)

West Catholic’s Last Hurrah

It is a tiny brick building that sits on the corner of 45th and Chestnut streets in West Philadelphia.

11/16/2011

FILE PHOTO: Council Rock South Football team  (Credit: Suburban One Sports)

Council Rock South Looking To Make More History

Vince Bedesem saw this coming a few years ago, back when his seniors were freshmen. What the Council Rock South coach has seen is a transformation, a program that’s made history in its 10 years of existence.

11/10/2011

West Catholic star running back David Williams and head coach Brian Fluck (credit: Joseph Santoliquito)

After Sluggish Start, West Catholic High Football Rolling Ahead

There’s the old mantra lying out there about a heavy head and defending a championship, but for reigning PIAA Class AA state champion West Catholic the first month of the season, the Burrs were carrying their heads in their hands.

11/03/2011

Pennsbury High School lineman J.J. Denman (credit: Joseph Santoliquito)

JJ Denman Switches His Decision To Wisconsin Over Penn State

J.J. Denman still gets calls, but it’s been narrowed to just Rutgers. He’s even taken a few shots that lit up some message boards — particularly Penn State message boards — about his recent decision.

10/27/2011

Springfield coach Tom Kline and players (credit: Joe Santoliquito)

High School Football Top 10: Week Of Oct. 17

Many of the players on Springfield (Delaware County) were not even born the last time the Cougars experienced the kind of season they are currently enjoying.

10/20/2011

Penn State-bound J.J. Denman leads the Pennsbury Falcons (Photo by: Joseph Santoliquito)

Pennsbury On A Big Roll Behind A Big Offensive Front

Top 10 Week of Oct. 10, 2011 1. Archbishop Wood (Record: 5-1. Previous Week: 1. Weeks Rated: 7.) 2. La Salle (Record: 5-1. Previous Week: 3. Weeks Rated: 7.) 3. Abington (Record: 6-0. Previous Week: [...]

10/12/2011

Nick and Brandon Arcidiacono are tough tandem for Archbishop Wood (Photo by Joseph Santoliquito)

Archbishop Wood’s Arcidiacono Brothers Pose An Impenetrable Wall

The Archbishop Wood brothers realize that this season could be it—this could be the last time the two are on the same team. When they were younger, Brandon used to block for Nick, a middle school running back who’s been converted to offensive/defensive line. Now they’ve played side-by-side the last two years.

10/05/2011

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Abington Is No Longer A Surprise

When the Ghosts beat teams like Neshaminy, 35-21, as they did on Monday, it still comes as a surprise to some. To some, though not to the Ghosts, nor their coaching staff.

09/29/2011

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It’s Not Good To Underestimate Wood’s Monaghan

At first glance, there may not appear to be a whole lot to Archbishop Wood’s Joey Monaghan. The Vikings’ senior quarterback doesn’t bowl you over with great size, listed at 6-foot-1, 190 pounds. He doesn’t have a cannon for an arm, nor blazing speed.

09/22/2011

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St. Joseph’s Prep Is Back This Year

There is a change about St. Joseph’s Prep this season. The Hawks are tougher, more physical, major elements that were sometimes missing last year.

09/15/2011

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Pennsylvania Preseason Football Top 15

This season’s preseason Top 15 teams according to information obtained by the Freeman Rankings system

09/13/2011

Pete DellaPorta of St. Joseph Prep carries in the flag at Saturday's Patriot Classic. (credit: Jim Stout)

Football Coaches Recall September 11 Events

The ominous black dust plume sat there locked in the sky, almost as if framed for posterity. The sight of jet fighters flying by, their thrusting roar following closely behind, was constant.

09/11/2011