In their quest for a Catholic League title, the Archbishop Ryan softball players know Andy Hafele is out there somewhere, looking down on them.
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):
Kraig Feldman nearly marched all the way to a Public League soccer championship in his first year as head coach, something that took his father, Sam, 10 years to complete twice.
Four area scholastic championship soccer games are on tap later this week.
— For the better part of a decade, Central was on top of the Public League girls soccer scene; now, it's Towne's time.
The Vikings capped off a mediocre season with a big win on Thanksgiving, feasting upon Central for their seventh consecutive Turkey Day victory.
The Frankford High School baseball team received their championship rings last week during a ceremony held at the Oxford Ave. school. The Pioneers claimed the Public League title after defeating Thomas Edison High School, 5-4, on June 2 at Richie Ashburn Field in South Philadelphia. The triumph was Frankford’s first Public League championship crown since 2008 and 16th in the program’s history.
Sweltering temperatures and extreme humidity postponed last week’s highly anticipated Public League baseball championship game, forcing the players of Frankford and Thomas Edison high schools to sideline their enthusiasm one more day.