George Washington High has never been known as a basketball power. After this season, that’s no longer the case.
The basketball playoffs have arrived in full force. Here’s a look at how the other area boys teams are making out:
Win or loss, the Swenson boys basketball team approached its first-ever playoff berth with no regrets.
The Lions punctuated their first varsity season in the Public League with the school's first playoff victory.
A great couple of days continued for the Vikings on Thursday, throttling Edison 103-73 in a Class AAAA preliminary round playoff contest. Team manager Glenn Shapley, who has cerebral palsy, scored five points, including a picture-perfect three-pointer.
After Ron Cohen announced his retirement, George Washington High School didn’t wait very long or go very far to find his replacement.
Glenn Shapley, who has cerebral palsy, has been the boys varsity basketball manager at Northeast for the last three seasons. On Monday, he scored his first-ever varsity points.
At 6-foot-2, Pat Mulville is an undersized big man in the Catholic League, often charged with the thankless task of guarding the opposition’s tallest player. In a league this good, it’s a job that requires the senior forward to bring his hard hat into the lane for every game.
Before the Philadelphia Eagles hit the gridiron, the Frankford Yellow Jackets represented the City of Brotherly Love. In 1926, they won the NFL championship.
In an athletics-crazed town like Philadelphia, the natural assumption is that a commemorative sports Hall of Fame would have been in existence for at least a handful of decades.