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    A proud salute

    Archbishop Ryan’s Joe Hansbury is bound for Army.

    Joe Hansbury already had a college scholarship locked up, but he wanted something more.


    Holding court

    In seven years as a multi-sport coach at George Washington, Chris Reid has won six league titles, including the last four in boys volleyball.

    With all of the supporters he has, having an uninterrupted conversation with Chris Reid is no easy task.


    Heaven sent

    The Ragdolls won the PCL championship for former coach Andy Hafele, who succumbed to cancer after guiding Ryan’s softball program for 19 years.

    Archbishop Ryan had just captured the Catholic League championship with a convincing 5-0 victory over Lansdale Catholic Thursday afternoon at Arcadia University.


    Encore presentation

    With graduation looming, local players from the Catholic and Public League suited up one more time for the high school football City All-Star Game.

    When the high school football City All-Star Game rolls through town, there are no shortages of things to play for.


    Ryan, Towne softball advance to league title games

    In their quest for a Catholic League title, the Archbishop Ryan softball players know Andy Hafele is out there somewhere, looking down on them. 


    Seniority rules

    As tantalizing as the prospect of potentially winning in extra innings on Senior Day was, Brittany Smith wasn’t having it. 


    Namnun wins 100th before reigning champ Frankford falls in first round

    Even when Juan Namnun expects to lose, he still wins.


    High school baseball playoffs are on the horizon

    With the end of the regular season nearly upon us, here is a closer look at the state of some of the area’s top baseball programs on the eve of the postseason (records through Monday):


    What can’t she do?

    Little Flower senior Jenna Markocki has mastered the art of multitasking. She’s an All-Catholic on the diamond, an ace student in the classroom and works two after-school jobs.

    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.