Bernie Rogers came to Archbishop Ryan in his early teens and stayed into his 40s. It’s the only place he’s ever known, but a simple desire to teach and coach in the same building led the longtime Ryan boys basketball coach to seek another challenge.
Needless to say, last softball season was anything but normal for Archbishop Ryan.
The Times takes a look at the basketball winners to be honored at this year’s Northeast Sports Awards Banquet.
Catholic League basketball has a rude way of imparting its lessons on those not accustomed to its rigorous demands.
Score an inside look at your favorite squads in the Northeast Times’ boys basketball preview.
Brendan Horan will be the first to admit that the offensive system in place at Archbishop Ryan is somewhat of an acquired taste. When a visiting reporter generously described the X’s and O’s of Bernie Rogers’ basketball playbook as “not the sexiest in the Catholic League,” Rogers’ most talented player smiled and began chuckling.
As tends to be the case this time of year, excitement is abound amongst the area high school girls parochial basketball programs.
Thanksgiving brought us brutally stinging cold temperatures, while the early throes of December dumped something we haven’t seen in awhile across the Philadelphia region: ample snowfall.
Basketball is a numbers game, and the numbers usually don’t lie.