A Fishtown man's love of soccer is remembered in a memorial game held at Northeast High School.
Shane Kelly loved good soccer. Even beyond that, he was consumed by the sport’s ability to bring people together.
Aaron Povlow and the Father Judge soccer team had been waiting 10 long, brutal months for this game, so the goal going in was pretty cut and dry.
Having been best friends since the second grade, Ryan Nork and Joey Hansen have spent ample time talking about attaining future goals together.
Regulation time was not enough for the Catholic League to determine a boys soccer champion on Nov. 2.
In a championship soccer game featuring teams as evenly matched as Northeast High and George Washington, the victor would have to play perfectly to claim the title.
It has been more than a year since Gordon Dunlop’s mother died of kidney cancer, but last week he felt her by his side once again.
“Kevin is a great leader… we rely on him. We let him move and everybody else kind of follows. He’s our team captain. He’s ranked in the top of his class. He’s a great example of a student athlete.” — Father Judge coach John Dunlop, referring to Kevin Pohl.