Mike Bradby vividly remembers the day during the 1985 Archbishop Ryan soccer season when he went into George Todt’s office and told his coach that he wanted his job someday.
For most of last Thursday’s first half against Freire Charter, the George Washington boys basketball team resembled a twisted, disjointed mess.
After a thrilling fall sports season that saw four Northeast-area teams win league soccer and football championships, it’s time to trade in the cleats and outdoor fields for high-tops and basketball gyms.
Just like always, it will be another busy season in the Public League. Lincoln, Frankford, Franklin Towne Charter, George Washington, Northeast and Samuel Fels will all be looking to make an impact within their respective divisions, and all of these teams hope to build and improve on their seasons from a year ago.
At the start of the season, expectations are running high in the girls’ parochial basketball leagues in Northeast Philly.
Editor’s note: The seasonal sports winners are chosen by the Northeast Times’ sports staff based on both excellence on the field and strong leadership ability off of it.
Last December, Andrew Guckin figured he had reached football heaven.
At George Washington High School, the highly successful football and boys soccer programs tend to grab the most headlines when it comes to fall sports.
Don’t bother to tell Archbishop Ryan High School senior Joe Ruskowski that Thanksgiving football games don’t mean a heck of a lot in the grand scheme of things, because he won’t believe you.
In the moments following Northeast’s thrilling, come-from-behind 14-12 Thanksgiving victory over Central, it was easy to forgive Shimeek Carter and his teammates for being a tad overexcited.