Whoever told Joe Ricketts that the early bird gets the worm can be assured he took it to heart.
Leaving the familiarity of high school for the uncharted waters of college is one of the most exhilarating, albeit terrifying, ventures of any young person’s life.
— In one year’s time, Samuel Fels’ Danil Mateo has gone from bench player to one of the city’s leading scorers.
The basketball from Mark Heimerdinger’s 400th career coaching victory at Cardinal Dougherty rests unceremoniously atop a file cabinet in his office at Samuel Fels High School.
To hear Brian McCafferty tell it, on the surface it was just a road sign, just like any of the thousands of others spread across the country to aid motorists in getting from Point A to Point B.
— Ever since being inserted into the starting lineup, DeAndre Williams has Northeast flying high.
Being a student-athlete at MaST Community Charter School is all Maria Farrell has ever known. Now, with graduation looming in a few months, she’ll be forced to move on to the next stage of her life and subsist on the memories she’s made.
Before the critical road contest at Central tipped off, Northeast High School first-year boys basketball coach Ira Stern offered an updated scouting report on his team.
As young people transition from high school to college, one of the greatest obstacles they often have to overcome is homesickness. It’s safe to say that Eric Fleming, a sophomore shooting guard for Holy Family University, isn’t suffering from that affliction.
Justin Moody and David Pulliam are tired of hearing about people’s criticisms of the Philadelphia Public League. As far as they’re both concerned, playing football in the Public League was their springboard to the next level.