— In one year’s time, Samuel Fels’ Danil Mateo has gone from bench player to one of the city’s leading scorers.
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.
— Ever since being inserted into the starting lineup, DeAndre Williams has Northeast flying high.
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.
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.
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.
As a coach, Phil Monastra never wants to lose a game. That said, he’s hoping an earlier, crushing defeat gave his players the wake-up call he felt they needed.
— In almost a decade at Franklin Towne Charter, Brianna O’Donnell has brought with her a winner’s mentality.
Denzel Turbeville hasn’t been at Frankford High School for very long, but it’s safe to say the two-sport star has had no trouble fitting into his new surroundings.
Kristina Miller said she was nervous. Her coach said she was under the weather.