When Ari Bluestein was playing baseball at Northeast High School in the early 2000s, he noticed something was missing. Why, he wondered, were so few media outlets visible on the high school sports scene when these games and student-athletes deserved to be seen by the masses?
After two record-breaking seasons as Frankford’s quarterback, Tim DiGiorgio parlayed his success under center for the Pioneers into a spot on the Temple University football team. With the Owls on a bye week, it would have been easy for him to kick back on his couch, safely sheltered from the frigid early-November temperatures.
A Gatorade shower for a coach following a game at any level usually signifies a victory celebration is coming.
By the time the third quarter had ended in Friday night’s Catholic League football semifinal contest at Plymouth-Whitemarsh High School, the damage had long been done.
With the waning seconds ticking away in Monday night’s Public League girls soccer championship, a handful of eager young male fans ran excitedly through the bleachers at Northeast High School wearing just their undergarments. After all that this Franklin Towne Charter group has given the school the last three years, supporters must be running out of ways to thank head coach Brianna O’Donnell’s team.
Over the course of a storybook season like this one, there are no singular heroes. In establishing such a standard of excellence, stars reveal themselves on the field of play just as they might when shooting across the night sky.
All stories have a beginning, but oftentimes it’s the ones with the best endings that make the origins that much more meaningful.
Kevin Ceno always dreamed of this moment. He just didn’t think it would come so soon.
Tommy Oliver may have moved on from Philadelphia to an exciting career as a feature filmmaker, but that didn’t stop his high school alma mater from giving him a Hollywood homecoming.