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.
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.
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.
— Ever since being inserted into the starting lineup, DeAndre Williams has Northeast flying high.
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.
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.
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.
Kristina Miller said she was nervous. Her coach said she was under the weather.
— In almost a decade at Franklin Towne Charter, Brianna O’Donnell has brought with her a winner’s mentality.