It is indeed a busy time for spring student-athletes, as many of them are preparing for graduation and attempting to win a championship at the same time. With so much happening all at once, here’s an update on where some area high school baseball, softball and lacrosse teams stand with the seasons reaching their endpoints:
Depending on who you ask, Public League baseball’s top division — Division A — is wide open, chock-full of solid teams all gunning for league supremacy. What makes the division so fascinating to monitor (besides the plethora of talented players within) is its local flavor: six of the 13 teams hail from the Northeast, with another containing some local residents on its roster. While all 13 earn an automatic berth to the postseason (the first round begins on May 11), who will emerge as champions? Here’s a closer look at those squads to date, how they’ve fared so far, where they’re going and what they love about playing in such a strong division, which is as balanced as it is deep (division records through Tuesday, April 14):
George Washington baseball enters the season as Public League defending champions for the first time in almost 20 years. The Eagles bring back a talented quartet tasked with leading an otherwise young group.
The Friends of Pennypack Park asks the public to help out with the group’s next recycling day on March 21 at Abraham Lincoln High School, as well as the first park cleanup day of the year on March 28 at the ballfield behind Nazareth Hospital.
Brian Wagner dressed up as Abraham Lincoln at Abraham Lincoln High School in celebration of the former president’s 206th birthday. The school handed out Tastykakes to students during lunch, while classmates took photos with Lincoln.