Despite winning 21 of its 23 games in 2013, what the Archbishop Ryan girls soccer team remembers most about how last season ended is the quiet dejection.
If Will Doggett is fretting over the fact that his returning Frankford Pioneers football team is largely young and inexperienced, then he’s doing a fantastic job of masking it.
With summer training camp less than a week away, John Dunlop is so fired up for the start of the 2014 soccer season that you’d half expect him to take the field with his players.
When Ken Hoffman was asked what he’ll cherish most about his 16- to 18-year-old Liberty Bell Youth Organization baseball team when the season wraps up soon, his answer had nothing to do with wins and losses.
The Bustleton Bengals 17-and-under baseball team last week captured the Department of Recreation championship with a come-from-behind 6-5 victory over Roxborough’s Houston Playground Hurricanes at Citizens Bank Park.
Mark Zataveski is a fairly new figure around the Father Judge community. For some, the name might ring a bell; for others, he is simply recognized as one of the biggest men they have ever seen teaching or coaching at the school.
Ron Cohen will turn 71 in September, right in the midst of his 30th season as George Washington High School’s head football coach. But ask the coaching legend about key milestones and whether self-reflection leads to thoughts about him calling it a career, and he’ll tell you that much like the statistics compiled for his Eagles, these are just numbers.
Nearly 20 years ago, Chris Gies came this close to being named the Opening Night starter for his beloved Phillies.
Put the gloves on Isaiah McAliley and you know you’re looking at a boxer. You might not see it in the 11-year-old’s slender 65-pound frame, but you can see it in his eyes. He looks back at you with a ferocious determination that has no mercy behind it.
When he was still a little-known assistant football coach at Northeastern University, Frank McArdle remembers the uneasy nervousness on one of his first recruiting trips to the Philadelphia area.