About 75 people applauded and cheered when the new Burlington store at Castor and Cottman opened for business last Friday.
On Saturday, the Father Judge soccer team had a chance to become the first Catholic League squad in 18 years to play in four consecutive league title games.
New season. Different players. Same result.
It can take only a few seconds for someone to become the victim of a violent or invasive crime, but the trauma can endure for what seems like an eternity in the form of physical injuries, emotional distress and financial demands.
When the Northeast soccer team trudged off the field following last year’s disappointing loss to Central in the Public League championship game, Abraham Kamara was a few miles away, helping Father Judge win the Catholic League title.
Kaitlyn McFadden was just about the last person on anyone’s list to score the game-winning goal and send Archbishop Ryan to its third straight Catholic League girls soccer championship game.
The game was over and players from both teams had just participated in the traditional collective handshake near midfield.