When the high school football City All-Star Game rolls through town, there are no shortages of things to play for.
Even when Juan Namnun expects to lose, he still wins.
A funny thing happens when a program wins its first championship.
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):
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.
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.
Ishmael Bracy said that when his team is hitting, it’s contagious. If so, the rest of the Public League could get very sick.
In the moments before Monday afternoon’s Public League Division A baseball contest against visiting GAMP, a Frankford player sheepishly approached a visiting reporter while holding some athletic tape in his hands.
John Larsen remembers the darker days, so forgive him for not allowing his sky to fall following two consecutive losses.