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A hero on and off the ice

Few people could possibly understand what Devon Richio has been through. A young U.S. Marine had returned home with more than he bargained for after tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. As part of a combat engineers...

Plenty to smile about for N-G’s Laimo

If you show up to watch the Neumann-Goretti High School baseball team, there’s a great chance you’ll catch a smile from senior second baseman Salvatore Laimo.  When it comes to baseball and winning, Laimo is...

A helping of novelty

For those who have grown accustomed to the thrill of seeing South Philadelphia High School, 2101 S. Broad St., battle Ss. Neumann-Goretti High School, 1736 S. 10th St., in Thanksgiving Day gridiron action, this...

Neumann-Goretti softball is back and building

The pop of a new leather glove and the ping of a well-struck softball is something that’s been missing in the Catholic high school ranks in South Philadelphia the last few years.  Neumann-Goretti High School’s...

No Flyers for now, but Therien busy with dad duties

Chris Therien has now excelled at three jobs. The former Flyers defenseman almost seamlessly transitioned into a broadcasting role in the sport he loves — all while holding down the fort as the father of...

Honoring South Philly High’s best

South Philadelphia High School will return to tradition and induct a new class of special graduates into its Half of Fame this month.  Six nominees, Gene Alessandrini, John Baxter, Queen Mother Falaka Fattah, Joseph Marrella,...

Playing softball with style

Justina Newell plays shortstop in style. She’s a high school senior with a passion for fashion, but she’s also great with a glove and goes bonkers with a bat as one of the best softball...

The Famous 70

By Bill Gelman From South Philly to Hollywood James Darren A famous face from Lower Moyamensing, Darren showed he was destined for fame back in 1959 when he played Moondoggie in the hit movie “Gidget.” But it was...

DV 10U girls softball team clinches third place at states championships

Though a scarcity of South Philly softball has been recognized in recent years, an incubator of budding players continues to blossom within a local five-block radius. For the second consecutive year, the recently established 10U...

Music teachers pays tribute to an empty Opening Day

Darren Lynch is used to walking to the stadium for baseball season’s Opening Day. Living just a few blocks from the South Philadelphia Sports Complex, Lynch is used to weaving in and out crowds on...
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