A volunteer football coach for the Rhawnhurst Raiders was arrested last week for sexually assaulting two boys repeatedly in his North Philadelphia home.
Even with the loss of 17 seniors and the only head coach the Archbishop Ryan soccer program has ever known, Jared Ott never once considered spending his senior season elsewhere.
The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Mark Ostaszewski Jr. is a two-way senior standout at Archbishop Ryan; in 1990, his father also competed for the Raiders.
Ryan running back Samir Bullock, a transfer from rival school Father Judge, ran wild in the Raiders' season-opening victory in Ocean City.
“We went from a 'Where did they come from?' team to one that, I think, people take seriously now.” — Ryan senior Tim Taylor on the school's emerging lacrosse program.
’Tis the season for winter basketball, and with it comes The Northeast Times’ annual basketball preview.
After winning just three football games over the past three seasons, Archbishop Ryan dominated Public League champs George Washington on Thanksgiving Day.
For years, Archbishop Ryan’s football team has been near the bottom of the Catholic League standings. The Raiders haven’t finished with a winning record since 1998.
The Archbishop Ryan senior was awarded All-Catholic honors on the pitch and is ranked near the top of his class.