No longer the down-in-the-dumps team from the past, the Raiders appear poised for a promising 2013.
Facing the loss of star quarterback Tim DiGiorgio as well as declining numbers, Frankford faces questions heading into the season. Luckily for the 2012 Public League champs, head coach Will Doggett is still running the show.
Here's a look at the other five area football teams on the eve of the 2013 season.
Former Washington baseball star is bound for the Hill School with hopes of ultimately ending up at West Point.
Little Flower’s Ally McHugh has been swimming since she was a year old. Entering her junior year, the record breaker is not slowing down.
He was an assistant at Northeast High from 1998-2008. Now, Phil Gormley is back on the Vikings gridiron. And this time he's running the show.
Local Wiffle ball enthusiasts hold a daylong tournament in the Northeast. The backyard skills on the diamond raised more than $600 for charity.
Leigh Ann Costanzo, a former softball player at St. Hubert and Holy Family, has spent time on a different field the last two years as a Phillies ball girl at Citizens Bank Park.
Porfirio Barrera tells a tale of triumph on the field and torment off it while chronicling the 1991 George Washington football season in his debut book When Winning Hurts.
Father Judge's new youthful athletic director believes that age is just a number.