It marked the first Catholic League girls’ championship for Neumann-Goretti, and first since Neumann merged with St. Maria Goretti, which last one the Catholic League title in 1978.
The art of the verbal jab came early, growing up on the streets of Upper Darby. That was stone-busting terrain, rife with cutters that can dig deep if you don’t watch your step.
Joe Conklin looked pleased, after another night of frivolity, some drinking, some more drinking, and a lot laughs at the inaugural Philly Sports Roast Thursday night at the Crystal Tea Room.
James van Riemsdyk, the former Flyer now a Toronto Maple Leaf, had a lot of choices his sophomore year at Christian Brothers Academy (Lincroft, N.J.). The U.S. National Team Development Program wanted him to head to Ann Arbor, Mich., and a number of junior programs were inquiring, too.
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.
The PIAA District 1 playoffs (seedings and matchups below) will begin Friday night, weather permitting, with Conestoga as the No. 1 seed, followed by traditional state powerhouse Chester, Great Valley, Spring-Ford and defending state champion Lower Merion seeded No. 9.
Joe Conklin carries a ubiquitous quality. If you’ve been around the banquet circuit or award dinner season long enough in the Philadelphia area, you’re bound to have run into the shaved head comedian and impressionist extraordinaire.
Want to generate a little fire in the belly along with a few laughs, too? Returning again this Thursday night, Feb. 13 at the Eagles’ NovaCare Complex, Glen Macnow and Ray Didinger will host “Sports Movie Night,” beginning at 7 p.m.
Southeastern Pennsylvania and South Jersey have been fertile grounds for major college football programs, but a growing trend has emerged over the last few years, and that’s more college recruits staying home and deciding to play their college football at home, for Temple or Villanova.
Phils’ general manager Ruben Amaro says the Phillies have to score between 650 and 700 runs this season to be contenders and make the playoffs—all with the second-highest payroll in the National League, an estimated $159-million, behind the $216-million bankroll of the Los Angeles Dodgers.
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.
Bellevue, Nebraska’s Molly Schuyler has won Wing Bowl 22 with a total of 363 wings.
Jon Squibb has been through this before. He sees the odds. He knows there’s doubts. Even if he is a three-time Wing Bowl champion.
Since he arrived as head football coach at St. Joseph’s Prep, Gabe Infante’s goal has always been to shed a national spotlight on the program.
It is unlike anything else in the world, at least during contemporary times. Roman emperor Caligula may have had a few Wing Bowls in his day. Jamie “The Bear” McDonald certainly never experienced anything like it before last year.