A funny thing happens when a program wins its first championship.
Before Franklin Towne Charter’s home baseball game against Nueva Esperanza on Friday, the American Legion field at Devereaux and Hegerman streets more closely resembled a dance floor.
Given how far the baseball program has come at Philadelphia Academy Charter School (PACS) in the last decade, it’s going to take more than a bad game or two for panic to set in for Jack Smith.
Ishmael Bracy said that when his team is hitting, it’s contagious. If so, the rest of the Public League could get very sick.
On May 14, the Northeast Times will celebrate its 29th annual Sports Awards Banquet at Cannstatter’s. In next week’s edition, the paper will publish a special banquet pullout section highlighting in detail all of this year’s winners.
In the moments before Monday afternoon’s Public League Division A baseball contest against visiting GAMP, a Frankford player sheepishly approached a visiting reporter while holding some athletic tape in his hands.
Sammy Zeglinski’s career as a professional basketball player has taken him all over the world and back, yet the allure of coming back home to Philadelphia is always inescapable.
John Larsen remembers the darker days, so forgive him for not allowing his sky to fall following two consecutive losses.
While nothing is a given in the Philadelphia Catholic League, this much is certain: the Archbishop Ryan softball team is playing this season with heavy hearts.
As coaches across all levels will tell you, some athletes just have “it.” The “it factor” can mean a lot of things, but in most cases it tends to be an amalgam of exemplary leadership on the field and fantastic character displayed off it.