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.
Friday night’s game with St. Hubert was personal for Jackie Hartzell. The Archbishop Ryan basketball coach is a Hubert grad and former Bambie player.
“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
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.
Imire Taylor has been playing with three jammed fingers this season, but that hasn’t stopped him from leading the Pioneers in scoring.
Michael Bowlers has no problem sinking buckets. The Abraham Lincoln senior netted 35 points against University City last week.
“My dad was my first coach. He was a great coach. He taught me everything I know about basketball.” — Jen Purcell, referring to her father Steve.
TJ Scott is scoring big with the Panthers. The senior guard has helped Fels go 5-3 this season and is now being recruited to play college ball.
Guy Moore must endure the same dreadful fate twice. After North Catholic closed, the former Falcon basketball coach relocated to the West Catholic hardwood, where he now must face another school closing.