For Naim Franklin, the individual, it was the perfect start.
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.
The Philadelphia Blue Sox police baseball team has a score to settle and it’s for a great cause when they take on the New York Finest team on Friday night, Aug. 28, at the Trenton Thunder’s Arm & Hammer Park.
Scoring big in Bustleton: Congratulations to the Bustleton Bengals Dept. Of Rec 14 and under champions! Picture are (bottom row) Dominick Newkumet, Brian Ackerman, Anthony Niblick, Brendan Lash, Colin McNicholas, (top row) Ryan Bennett, coach Kevin McNicholas, Michael Waring, coach Jim Bennett, Tyler Hurst, Vincent Dixon, coach Jim Waring and Sean Shields. Not pictured are Colin Boyd, Jerry Weiss and Darlyn Veeta.
Police baseball game is Aug. 28
Rory Gulak can’t get enough of life on the mats. The NEHS graduate is now a professional wrestler and a high school wrestling coach.
Tournament is Sunday
George Washington High School graduate Sharif Floyd was named honorable mention on the Pro Football Focus All-Pro Defensive Team.
My dearest Northeast Philadelphia,
Nick Centeno’s walkoff grand slam made it back-to-back titles for Liberty Bell in the Lower Bucks County Senior Babe Ruth League.