St. Matthew and North Catholic graduate John McCarthy got his first career MLS start in goal for the Philadelphia Union on Saturday, delivering a 2-1 win — the team's first of the season.
Depending on who you ask, Public League baseball’s top division — Division A — is wide open, chock-full of solid teams all gunning for league supremacy. What makes the division so fascinating to monitor (besides the plethora of talented players within) is its local flavor: six of the 13 teams hail from the Northeast, with another containing some local residents on its roster. While all 13 earn an automatic berth to the postseason (the first round begins on May 11), who will emerge as champions? Here’s a closer look at those squads to date, how they’ve fared so far, where they’re going and what they love about playing in such a strong division, which is as balanced as it is deep (division records through Tuesday, April 14):
After missing out on playing in the Catholic League softball title game for the first time in seven years, St. Hubert is hoping for a return to championship form.
Former George Washington quarterback Aaron Wilmer worked out for the Eagles this week as he continues his journey to try to make it on to an NFL roster.
George Washington baseball enters the season as Public League defending champions for the first time in almost 20 years. The Eagles bring back a talented quartet tasked with leading an otherwise young group.
Armed with a strong pitching staff and key returners, Father Judge hopes to make some noise.
Following an uncharacteristic early playoff exit, Frankford is ready again to chase its 10th league crown since 2000.
Most kids Steve Callahan’s age are obsessed with the normal vices of teenage boys, things like video games, iPads and social media. Steve Callahan is not most kids.
After seven years full of close calls, Northeast native Chris McNesby led Roman basketball to league and state championships.
Following a distracted season in which her mother battled cancer, Little Flower’s Emily Shellenberger is re-focused on softball.