Brianna O’Donnell is not naive. As a high school sports coach for the better part of the last decade, she knew this part was coming.
When the Los Angeles Lakers were asserting their dominance en route to multiple NBA championships in the early 2000s, everything revolved around Shaquille O’Neal. Whether it was outworking defenders in the post for an easy layup, or snatching up rebounds to put back up or dish to Kobe Bryant or another teammate for an open look on the perimeter, Shaq’s impact on how gameplans unfolded cannot be overstated enough.
After a fall sports season that was blessed with usually supreme weather conditions, the Delaware Valley was blanketed by snow and ice this past weekend.
With the waning seconds ticking away in Monday night’s Public League girls soccer championship, a handful of eager young male fans ran excitedly through the bleachers at Northeast High School wearing just their undergarments. After all that this Franklin Towne Charter group has given the school the last three years, supporters must be running out of ways to thank head coach Brianna O’Donnell’s team.
Four area scholastic championship soccer games are on tap later this week.
— For the better part of a decade, Central was on top of the Public League girls soccer scene; now, it's Towne's time.
— Here's a look at the spring and annual award winners who will be honored at the 27th annual Northeast Sports Awards Banquet on May 16.