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    Changing of the guard

    Jack Creighton will soon retire as Frankford’s athletic director. Former boys varsity basketball coach Ben Dubin will step into the role.

    When the 2014-15 school year begins roughly two months from now, a familiar face in the Frankford High School athletics community will be absent. Luckily for the Pioneers, another well-known individual will be stepping in.

    Catching Fire

    Scott Siley, a former infielder for the George Washington baseball team, has decided to forgo college. Instead, he’ll enroll in fire school in the fall.

    For the past two baseball seasons at George Washington High School, head coach and athletic director Ken Geiser always maintained that you could never have too many Scott Sileys on your team.

    GW student creates field of dreams

    Joel Goldberg was a key member of the George Washington High School baseball team that captured the Public League championship, and the 17-year-old junior spent a recent Saturday helping to spruce up the Eagles’ field.

    Public struggle

    The Public League’s misfortunes in the Carpenter Cup continued on Sunday, dropping its 24th straight decision. The league’s only win came in 1990.

    The old adage states that the only two guarantees in life are death and taxes. If there was room to add a third proclamation, it might state, “Death, taxes and, come early June, the Public League will lose its first and only Carpenter Cup contest.”

    Holding court

    In seven years as a multi-sport coach at George Washington, Chris Reid has won six league titles, including the last four in boys volleyball.

    With all of the supporters he has, having an uninterrupted conversation with Chris Reid is no easy task.

    Towne falls just short of repeat in softball final

    Franklin Towne Charter’s quest for a second consecutive league softball title was thwarted on a walkoff single by Central.

    If the recent film The Silver Linings Playbook taught moviegoers anything about life, it’s that there’s always one to be found somewhere.

    Washington upends Towne for first baseball title since ‘95

    If you happened to walk by Ken Geiser these days, he wouldn’t fault you for not recognizing him.

    Washington, Towne, PACS all advance to Pub baseball Final 4

    The George Washington, Franklin Towne Charter and Philadelphia Academy Charter baseball teams advanced to the Public League baseball postseason semifinals this week. Here’s how they got there:

    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.

    Namnun wins 100th before reigning champ Frankford falls in first round

    Even when Juan Namnun expects to lose, he still wins.

    Obstacle course

    A funny thing happens when a program wins its first championship.

    High school baseball playoffs are on the horizon

    With the end of the regular season nearly upon us, here is a closer look at the state of some of the area’s top baseball programs on the eve of the postseason (records through Monday):

    Good vibrations

    Following a loss in last year’s Public League title game, Franklin Towne Charter is a team on a mission. They currently sit atop the league’s ‘A’ Division.

    Before Franklin Towne Charter’s home baseball game against Nueva Esperanza on Friday, the American Legion field at Devereaux and Hegerman streets more closely resembled a dance floor. 

    Everybody hits: Washington baseball finds its stride

    Ishmael Bracy said that when his team is hitting, it’s contagious. If so, the rest of the Public League could get very sick.

    PACS baseball making itself at home in Pub’s ‘A’ Division

    Given how far the baseball program has come at Philadelphia Academy Charter School (PACS) in the last decade, it’s going to take more than a bad game or two for panic to set in for Jack Smith.

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