“We never held a funeral. To me, we were always a body with a pulse.” — St. Hubert athletic director Mike Prendergast on remaining optimistic
“The last thing I want to do is look back on these four years and say I didn’t get to experience high school.” — Little Flower sophomore Rose Clare Pisacano
“I think this season was a huge step in establishing Fels as a major program in the Public League.” — Samuel Fels basketball coach Mark Heimerdinger
“It was a great feeling. We finally accomplished our goal. Competing on a national level is nerve-wracking, but a lot of fun. We received a lot of encouragement from our fans and the junior varsity team.” — Cheerleader Megan McGinley, a junior at St. Hubert High School.
Swenson senior Bridget Giedemann has enjoyed plenty of success with the Lions. In the classroom, she’s a culinary-arts major. On the basketball court, she recently broke her school’s record for most career points.
Last year, Frankford ended George Washington’s hopes of championship glory, eliminating them from the playoffs. This time, the Eagles scored some redemption.
The city school district will consolidate recreational use of school buildings in an effort to trim some of a $61 million budget deficit. Plans to cut hours immediately have been postponed until mid-March so that winter sports can complete their seasons.
Bridesburg resident Anthony Siwek transferred to Father Judge two years ago and has helped the Crusaders pin their first PCL title appearance in school history.
“I think we’ll get to the championship. It’s going to be rough because some of the teams we play are tough. We definitely have the talent, and I think we’re strong because if one player isn’t doing well, the others will pick her up. We all keep each other positive.” — Danielle Gasperi