All of his life, Andrew Guckin heard the stories.
The Philadelphia Public League is budding with new players and coaches this girls basketball season. George Washington and Samuel Fels have named new skippers, and almost all five teams have a rookie roster.
’Tis the season for winter basketball, and with it comes The Northeast Times’ annual basketball preview.
The Oldtimers Bats and Balls Association honored a boxing-ring announcer and a former basketball player during a recent luncheon at Randi’s Restaurant & Bar at 1619 Grant Ave. in Bustleton.
In Ron Cohen’s previous 26 seasons as head football coach at George Washington High School, he probably could count on one hand how many times the Eagles had gone into a big Public League showdown as the underdog.
For 24 minutes on Saturday night at Northeast High School, all seemed to be lost for the George Washington football team.
It’s time for high school soccer squads to get their kicks. Score a glimpse of your favorite neighborhood team in the Northeast Times’ soccer preview.
Are you ready for some football? Here’s a look at your favorite neighborhood squads in the annual Northeast Times football preview.
It’s been a tough time in the area lately. First there was the Great Quake of ’11 and the Great Superintendent Scandal of ’11, both of which took place on the same day last week. Then there was Great Irene’s megadose of wind, rain and power failures, complete with powerful but necessary evacuation warnings from Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey but nary a word from The Invisible Man of Pennsylvania, Gov. Tom Corbett. Then, just this Tuesday, the Philadelphia Eagles gave their star dog abuser, Michael Vick, a six-year extension on his contract. All in all, a lot of disturbing news for man and beast alike.