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    As baseball season intensifies, so does Public League Division A

    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):

    The Leading Lady

    Lauren Rooney is empowering the stage. The Somerton native is currently starring in ‘Respect: A Musical Celebration of Women.’   

    Catholic Crusade

    Armed with a strong pitching staff and key returners, Father Judge hopes to make some noise.   

    A primeval adventure

    Some Baldi Middle School students have been getting all primeval this year. Twenty-four kids in William Mathes’s art class have been building sculptures of dinosaurs, and they’re not anything close to desktop models.

    GW’s Brown putting himself, hoops program on the map

    The 6-foot-6 senior scored 25 points in Thursday's win over Southern, pushing Washington to an undefeated 8-0 record on the season.

    Getting ready to celebrate The Festival of Lights

    It was all so simple.

    They’re back: Northeast in playoffs

    Now that Rushawn Grange and Travon Williams have finally found a home, the duo has the Northeast High School football program back where it expected to be all along: the playoffs.

    Blast from the past

    Think leg warmers, Reeboks, acid-washed jeans, skinny ties and big hair. Maternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary’s 1984 grads are planning to attend their 30th reunion next month at the Quartett Club on Southampton Road dressed in 1980s clothing. Mix in ’80s music and the nostalgia that is the spirit of such an event, and this reunion is shaping up to be one great party.

    Little Flower dispatches Hubert’s; Ryan looming

    When Thursday night’s Catholic League girls soccer semifinals come around and Little Flower’s David steps on to the field to face the mighty Goliath of Archbishop Ryan at 7 p.m., Casey Brown knows nobody will give her team much of a chance to win.

    The Guardian

    Following two years away from the Judge soccer program, Mark Pohl is back in a big way.

    Taking a look at Father Judge soccer goalie Mark Pohl, it’s not uncommon to wonder if he should instead be suiting up for Mike McKay’s Crusader football team.

    ‘Taxi’ actress headed to the Bucks County Playhouse

    Her own life story could very well form the basis of a great theatrical piece.

    Kids get their own art show

    Tacony Academy Charter School student artists will have their own show until the end of the week at the Starboard Side Gallery & Studio inside the Portside Art Center, 2531 E. Lehigh Ave. It’s a first-time exhibition for the charter school’s students, said art teacher Amber Ganzelli. There will be about 17 works by the high school’s fine art students, she said, and more than 50 works from the 8th grade art elective pupils. All works were created this school year, and most are two-dimensional. A few sculptures and photos along with mixed-media and ceramic pieces will be on display.  Ganzelli reported Monday that there was a good turnout for the show’s opening last Friday. The gallery is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. There’s no admission, but it’s best to call 215-427-1514 before going. ••

    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.

    Letters to the Editor: June 4, 2014

    Fund education now

    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.

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