High School Basketball

Members of the Neumann-Goretti girls basketball team celebrate their PIAA State Title. (credit: Joseph Santoliquito)

Philly Teams Make History At State Finals

No area in the state continues to be more dominant than the Philadelphia area.

03/31/2015

The Neumann-Goretti girls basketball team celebrates their win in the Philadelphia Catholic League Championship game. (credit: Joseph Santoliquito/CBS)

Can Anyone Beat Neumann-Goretti, The Nation’s No. 1 Team?

Neuman-Goretti is 26-0 and they look tough to beat.

03/07/2015

The Neumann-Goretti girls basketball team celebrates their win in the Philadelphia Catholic League Championship game. (credit: Joseph Santoliquito/CBS)

Neumann-Goretti Captures Second-Straight Catholic League Title

The Neumann-Goretti girls basketball team defeated Archbishop Wood 50-45.

02/23/2015

CC Cryor is on the right, with her teammate  Sianni Martin on left. (credit: Joseph Santoliquito)

Neumann-Goretti Advances To Catholic League Finals

Neumann-Goretti defeated Archbishop Carroll 40-28 to advance to the Catholic League Finals.

02/19/2015

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Philly Area Well Represented In State Hoops Finals

The Philadelphia area is proving once again that it produces nothing but elite basketball talent. Of the eight PIAA state championship games coming up this weekend at the Giant Center in Hershey.

03/19/2014

Neumann-Goretti coach Letty Santarelli celebrates Saints victory (Photo by John Derenzi)

Neumann-Goretti Looking To Make More History

With the PIAA state championship tournament underway, both girls and boys Neumann-Goretti teams could possibly make even more history.

03/12/2014

(credit: Joseph Santoliquito)

Chester Looking For Third State Crown In Four Years

In the past, it was easy. All anyone needed to do was look at the tiny city in the nook between Philadelphia and the Delaware state border to determine which team would be PIAA Class AAAA state hoops champions.

03/05/2014

(credit: Joseph Santoliquito)

Chester Is Dominant Again Winning Fourth-Straight District Title

The whispers were prevalent, winding through Villanova’s Pavilion in record speed of “Chester’s down year.” If there was a time to nip the Clippers, this would be the year. Or so the whispers suggested.

02/28/2014

The victory  marked the first time North Penn ever won a District 1 Class AAAA championship in girls basketball. (credit: Joseph Santoliquito)

North Penn Makes History In Winning First Girls’ District Hoops Title

Vicky Tumasz thought she was going to have some problems. The North Penn senior’s depth perception was slightly off, making only a few shots during pre-game warm-ups Friday night at Villanova’s Pavilion.

02/28/2014

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Aaron Burton: A Well Kept Secret

On occasion, there is a player that slips through the cracks of the talent-rich Philadelphia area. This season there seems to be a few sleepers out there that should merit more college interest than they’re receiving, and that could change in the case of one player.

02/18/2014

Felicia Aiyotan, Letty Santarelli (credit Joseph Santoliquito)

Felicia Aiyeotan Stands 6-foot-9 For Neumann-Goretti Girls Hoops

Felicia Aiyeotan stared down with sunken, sullen eyes. She was 12 then and clearly didn’t want to be there. This was as foreign to her as stepping on Pluto. It’s why she gingerly approached, toeing the basketball court sideline as if she were about to dip her foot in a pool of steaming water.

02/04/2014

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VIDEO: Ball Sits On Rim As High School Hoops Game Ends

We’ve seen all sorts of crazy endings to basketball games. Half court shots, full court shots, backwards-falling-out-of-bounds shots. But you’ve likely never seen anything like this before.

01/14/2014

CC Cryor is on the right, with her teammate  Sianni Martin on left. (credit: Joseph Santoliquito)

The Lights Are On The Neumann-Goretti Girls

Neumann-Goretti girls’ basketball coach Letty Santarelli has to turn the lights out after practice to get her team to go home. An hour after they’re finished, they’re still shooting around on their own, working on new moves, improving their game.

01/13/2014

(Jim Crawford, in his Camden Catholic classroom.  Photo by Melony Roy)

Coach’s Retirement Marks End Of An Era For Local High School Basketball Program

The Irish have won three state titles, seven sectional titles and 10 conference titles during Jim Crawford’s reign as head coach.

10/25/2013

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‘Reebok Breakout’ Camp Opens At Philadelphia University

Basketball junkies should have a lot of fun the next three days if they head to Philadelphia University’s Gallagher Center.

07/10/2013

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