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:
To hear Shawn Williams tell it, Brian Nieves is the best baseball player to put on a Swenson jersey, only you’d never know it if you asked Nieves.
Mike Kamen scored more than 1,400 points in his career at Northeast; last week, the school retired his jersey.
With more games like the one his Frankford Pioneers played on Friday, it wouldn’t be surprising to see Juan Namnun have a full head of gray hairs by the time the postseason rolls around.
Zack Beltran and his lethal bat have been terrorizing Public League pitching for three seasons; now, his younger brother Brendan has joined the party at third base.
After retiring last summer as Frankford's athletic director, Jack Creighton is helping his son, John, coach the George Washington lacrosse team.
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.
Most kids Steve Callahan’s age are obsessed with the normal vices of teenage boys, things like video games, iPads and social media. Steve Callahan is not most kids.