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Leading the Pack

If St. Maria Goretti High School had a football team, the coaches wouldn't have to look far to find a quarterback. Despite that she's only a freshman, Amanda Pack, 14, has plenty...

Setting her future

Kerri Master played volleyball as a student at Our Lady of Mount Carmel, but didn't much care for it. When she started St. Maria Goretti High, she planned to stay involved with...

United goals

Furness midfielder Jose Rodriguez shouts "Aqu�!" to his teammates during the second half of a soccer game against Bodine. Understanding the Spanish word for "here," the other players kick the ball to...

Recharged and ready

Want to know whether Bok's football team will win its division this year? You might just find out by the league-opener. The Wildcats will play Bartram Oct. 10. In recent years, the...

Eye on the ball

The St. Maria Goretti soccer team is so serious about winning this season, the players practiced throughout August in 90-plus-degree heat. It was a test not only of stamina, but morale. ...

Stayin alive

The Southern football program has a long-standing history that includes undefeated seasons, Public League and city championships and Thanksgiving Day rivalries against St. John Neumann High. But those championship seasons are distant...

Kicking soccer into gear

When the St. Maria Goretti Lambs open their soccer season next week, a valuable assistant coach will be missing from the sidelines. Marie DiStefano, who coached the Lambs' junior-varsity team for seven years, decided...

Hitting for heroes

In his more active days, Gary Spano played adult softball five nights a week at Capitolo Playground. The South Philly native now stays in the game by umpiring for the Amateur Softball Association. ...

Richardson joins Globetrotters

South Philadelphia native and former NBA player Jerome "Pooh" Richardson joined the Harlem Globetrotters' front office this month to assist the basketball team with scouting, coaching and player development. One of his first assignments...

Tackling the top

Ed McDuffie is getting plenty of mail these days from colleges across the country. The letterheads include Penn State, Pittsburgh, North Carolina, Wisconsin, Rutgers and Virginia. At 6-foot-4 and 310 pounds, the St....
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