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Somerton scores a historical win

The Somerton Spartans football team recently won the Mighty Mites Division (9 and under) championship in the Northeast Suburban Athletic Conference (NESAC) with a 30-0 victory over Calvary A.A. It was Somerton’s first football championship in any division in about 30 years, according to team officials.


Hometown heroes

Northeast’s finest will be honored at the 29th annual Northeast Sports Awards Banquet this spring.


One for the record books

When the dust settled on the 2014 high school football season, Paul Dooley could say he owned Inter-Ac single-season records for touchdown passes and passing yards, as well as the career mark for TD tosses.


Bullock makes more history in Ryan victory

Staring at fourth-and-5 while nursing a one-score lead with 12 seconds left on the clock, the Archbishop Ryan coaching staff might have faced a gut-wrenching decision. But for one more play at least, the Raiders still had Samir Bullock.


No horsing around

Before the 119th installment of the ancient Northeast-Central Thanksgiving football rivalry, senior linebacker Steve Rowe gathered his teammates on the sideline and had a simple message:


Despite Lee’s Herculean effort, Frankford falls short

Frankford High School’s first-ever Thanksgiving Day tussle with visiting Prep Charter wasn’t a total disaster.


Crusaders make it 25 in a row against Railsplitters

It’s been a quarter-century since Abraham Lincoln beat Father Judge in their Thanksgiving Day football rivalry, and it’s hard to see the Railsplitters ending that skid any time soon.


Penn Charter uses local ties to score in girls soccer

Darci Borski knows what it’s like to rack up accolades and championships as a high school soccer star. Now, thanks to the experience she gained and is now paying forward as a head coach, so too do a new generation of student-athletes at Penn Charter. 


A smashing success

Dunphy Ford, 7700 Frankford Ave., held its second annual Sledge Hammer Bash on Saturday. People used a sledgehammer to smash a used car painted with Dallas Cowboys colors.


Second helpings

Led by a head coach and two players with Northeast ties, Holy Ghost Prep recently won its second straight PIAA Class AA state soccer championship.