Basketball is a numbers game, and the numbers usually don’t lie.
Whoever told Joe Ricketts that the early bird gets the worm can be assured he took it to heart.
Leaving the familiarity of high school for the uncharted waters of college is one of the most exhilarating, albeit terrifying, ventures of any young person’s life.
To hear Brian McCafferty tell it, on the surface it was just a road sign, just like any of the thousands of others spread across the country to aid motorists in getting from Point A to Point B.
— In one year’s time, Samuel Fels’ Danil Mateo has gone from bench player to one of the city’s leading scorers.
The basketball from Mark Heimerdinger’s 400th career coaching victory at Cardinal Dougherty rests unceremoniously atop a file cabinet in his office at Samuel Fels High School.
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.
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.
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.