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Heaven sent

The Ragdolls won the PCL championship for former coach Andy Hafele, who succumbed to cancer after guiding Ryan’s softball program for 19 years.

Archbishop Ryan had just captured the Catholic League championship with a convincing 5-0 victory over Lansdale Catholic Thursday afternoon at Arcadia University.


Encore presentation

With graduation looming, local players from the Catholic and Public League suited up one more time for the high school football City All-Star Game.

When the high school football City All-Star Game rolls through town, there are no shortages of things to play for.


Ryan, Towne softball advance to league title games

In their quest for a Catholic League title, the Archbishop Ryan softball players know Andy Hafele is out there somewhere, looking down on them. 


Washington, Towne, PACS all advance to Pub baseball Final 4

The George Washington, Franklin Towne Charter and Philadelphia Academy Charter baseball teams advanced to the Public League baseball postseason semifinals this week. Here’s how they got there:


Namnun wins 100th before reigning champ Frankford falls in first round

Even when Juan Namnun expects to lose, he still wins.


Seniority rules

As tantalizing as the prospect of potentially winning in extra innings on Senior Day was, Brittany Smith wasn’t having it. 


High school baseball playoffs are on the horizon

With the end of the regular season nearly upon us, here is a closer look at the state of some of the area’s top baseball programs on the eve of the postseason (records through Monday):


Obstacle course

A funny thing happens when a program wins its first championship.


PACS baseball making itself at home in Pub’s ‘A’ Division

Given how far the baseball program has come at Philadelphia Academy Charter School (PACS) in the last decade, it’s going to take more than a bad game or two for panic to set in for Jack Smith.


Everybody hits: Washington baseball finds its stride

Ishmael Bracy said that when his team is hitting, it’s contagious. If so, the rest of the Public League could get very sick.