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    St. Hubert High wins at National Cheerleading Championship

    St. Hubert High School won the Large Junior Varsity division at the recent National High School Cheerleading Championship. The competition, sponsored by the Universal Cheerleaders Association, took place on Feb. 7 at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports at Disney World. The Bambies prevailed in a field of 12 teams. It was their second national championship in a row. The squad is coached by Lisa McNesby, a 1995 St. Hubert graduate. The three other teams representing St. Hubert all had top-10 finishes in their divisions. 

    Trick or treat

    When it comes to shooting pool, Archbishop Ryan graduate Steve Markle certainly has some tricks up his sleeve.

    For most people, playing pool doesn’t venture far beyond horsing around in dimly-lit dive bars and smoke-filled taprooms. 

    Entering the octagon

    Eddie Alvarez gears up for UFC debut.

    Navigating the World Cup

    Perhaps the late Frank Zappa best described the relationship between international football and beer: “You can’t be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline. It helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer.”

    Much to cheer about

    On a recent Sunday afternoon inside the gymnasium at St. Hubert, athletic director Mike Prendergast looked toward the nearly 100 cheerleaders assembled and quipped, “Look at this … it’s like West Side Story in Mayfair.”

    Former Chink’s Steaks is now Joe’s

    Joe Groh has sold a gazillion beefy, cheesy, doughy, steamy sandwiches since buying Chink’s Steaks 14 years ago.

    Chickie’s & Pete’s celebrates 35th anniversary

    Hundreds of people turned out recently for a block party to mark the 35th anniversary of the opening of the first Chickie’s & Pete’s.

    Larger than life

    — Jahri Evans, NFL star and Frankford alum, returned to his alma mater on Saturday for his fourth annual free football camp.

    Instant legend

    — Northeast Philly's Sean Thomson is ranked second in the world as he prepares for the CrossFit Games

    Father Judge has plenty to cheer about

    “It was a great feeling. We finally accomplished our goal. Competing on a national level is nerve-wracking, but a lot of fun. We received a lot of encouragement from our fans and the junior varsity team.” — Cheerleader Megan McGinley, a junior at St. Hubert High School.

    Chickie’s & Pete’s is No. 1

    The multi-neighborhood hot spot is basking in the glory of being named best sports bar in North America.

    Chips are up

    A young lady from Torresdale hits it really big in a really big poker game.

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