During the winter sports season at Northeast High School, one isn’t likely to find one of the school’s most winningest coaches anywhere on campus.
We’ve officially entered the third week of March, and wouldn’t you know it: there’s still snow covering lawns and car windshields throughout the Delaware Valley. While everybody is impatiently waiting for spring to arrive, the (hopeful) final snowstorm of the year is a perfect time to take a final look back on an action-packed basketball season in the Northeast.
Jon Bon Jovi once sang that no man is an island.
As a member of the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters, Handles Franklin has visited 74 countries and counting.
Brian Kuzmick has been the basketball coach at St. Hubert for almost a decade, and the Bambies have been an annual lock to punch their ticket to the Catholic League playoffs. While that’s all well and good, like any coach worth his mettle, Kuzmick wants more.
When Jimmy Lynch landed the job as Father Judge’s athletic director last summer, he said there would be much more to the position than just overseeing the school’s sports teams.
When Tom Schickling and Mike Ginley take a look at Dylan and Tyler McHugh, beaming smiles fill their faces. When you’re involved in CYO athletics as long as Schickling and Ginley have been, this type of reaction is inevitable when things swing back around full-circle.
On the surface, Ashley Smink and Shannon Glenn act like your typical high school sophomores when obliging a visiting reporter an interview.
Phil Monastra drew up the game plan, and his team executed it to near perfection. When the final buzzer sounded and the Northeast girls basketball team ended up on the wrong side of the scoreboard, the Lady Vikings’ head coach wasn’t angry about the result.
As a basketball coach, part of Mike McCusker wishes life had a fast forward button that he could push, magically making next season appear?