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Off to a great starter

27020532 Rodney McCarter was an All-City and All-Public football player at Bok Technical High. Still, he didn't plan to pursue an athletic scholarship. Somehow, he ended up starting for Division I-AA James Madison University...

Kids’ day at the rec

Tim McCutchen recalls that when he moved to South Philly in 1985, few programs existed for at-risk youths. Last summer, the 36-year-old finally did something about it, with the help of community activist Kimyetta...

Earning a promotion

27020192 How many state titles do South Philly high-school teams have combined? Zero. How many state titles do Philadelphia Public League teams have combined? Zero. But that's only because city squads...

Sports briefs: 8-21-03

BOWLERS NEEDED Bowlers are needed for the St. Monica Guys and Dolls Monday Night Fun League. Call Kathy, 215-592-1500 or 215-468-6520. CAPITOLO PLAYGROUND The playground, Ninth and Federal streets, is looking for teams interested...

Tackling the heat

Chances are, the guys running up and down the field at 26th and Moore streets this week would rather be somewhere air-conditioned, doing something less taxing than practicing punt and kick returns. Especially...

Stress rehearsal

27019662 Marshall Taylor spent his summer vacation living out of a suitcase -- or at least it seemed that way. But instead of sightseeing in Las Vegas, New York and Florida, he was showing...

Sports Briefs: 8-14-03

ASA SOFTBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS The Philadelphia ASA softball championships in men's and women's slow-pitch and modified fast-pitch divisions will be played tomorrow and Saturday. Call Ray Filoon, 215-685-8734. BOWLERS NEEDED Bowlers are needed for the...

Forward thinking

27019657 Sure, school is still a few weeks away, but David Burton likes getting a head start -- with basketball, anyway. He spends many afternoons working on jump shots in the school gymnasium. But...

Unfinished business

27019417 The 2003 basketball season was a crushing one for the Southern Rams. The contenders were psyched for a title run, but just as the playoffs were to begin, the team was forced to forfeit...

Major opportunity

27019407 Caitlyn Smith, Ashley Pasquerella and Shara Borelli walk into Dunkin' Donuts wearing their red, white and blue Barry Sluggers jerseys. An elderly gentleman enjoying his morning cup of coffee asks the girls what team...
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