Jaquan Amos grew up watching his brother, Tyrik Clary, compete on the Northeast High School football field. Now it’s his time to shine for the Vikings.
Last year had a little bit of everything.
Archbishop Ryan sophomore goalie Devon McDonald is headed into her first year as the defending champs’ varsity goaltender.
“Whatever I can do to move the ball, I’ll do. I want to win, and I want to do whatever I can to do that. If that means running, I’ll run. If that means throwing, I’ll throw.” — Father Judge quarterback Rob King
Last season, the Father Judge High School soccer squad lost several players to injuries. Now, the Crusaders are back in full force and ready to score big.
New Orleans Saints lineman Jahri Evans is entering his 10th season in the NFL, but the Frankford graduate still has strong ties to his hometown.
Face off: Several hundred local youth ice hockey players recently competed in a series of all-star games at the Wells Fargo Center. The boys, ages 4-15, were invited to play by Ed Snider, CEO of Comcast Spectacor. State Sen. John Sabatina Jr. (D-5th dist.) dropped the opening puck for the Torresdale Hockey Club all-star game. Joining him in the ceremony were hockey club director Joel Schriver (right) and players Danny Mackley (left), Olivia Schriver (second from right) and Brian Christy (center).
The Northeast is always a hotbed for soccer.
A big hit: The Boyle Braves from the Daniel Boyle Memorial Recreation Center in Somerton won this year’s Babe Ruth Classic League championship in a double-elimination tournament. Players include (top row, from left) Matt Smith, Tom Koelzer, Kiernan Macrone, Zach Zajac, Dan Schuhl, Ryan Dydak, John Rizzo and Tyler Donnelly, (bottom row) Willie McGuckin, Frank Grimes, Anthony Grimaldi, Tom Derer, Brian Miracle and Joe Derer.
Score an inside look at what to expect from your favorite hometown teams in the Northeast Times’ football preview.