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Sports Briefs: 6-26-03

BARRY PLAYGROUND Barry Playground, 18th and Johnston streets, is holding registration for girls' softball for ages 7-11 and a girls' development basketball program for ages 8-12. Call Greg or Cap, 215-685-1886. To register children...

Pioneering her team

27016547 If Kristina Kelly were the type to brag about her softball achievements, she'd have plenty to say. But since she's so modest, the 17-year-old athlete has had to leave it to others...

Champ for all seasons

27016557 Jimmy Porreca envisioned a great senior year at St. John Neumann High. He believed all three of the teams he played on -- football, ice hockey and baseball -- had a real shot...

Dethroning the champs

When the St. Nicholas of Tolentine softball team left the field at Seventh and Packer early Monday evening, none of the players looked quite the same as when they had arrived. Actually, they...

Set on winning

Walk into Rick Shields' office, and it's pretty easy to figure out he loves volleyball. The small bulletin board to the right of his desk is filled with volleyball team pictures and group...

Tackling something new

27016297 Mia Brickhouse loves football. She plays it on the beach and takes on the men in her family without hesitation. In the fall, no matter how much schoolwork she has, the Villanova law student's...

Edge of greatness

27016302 When it comes to South Philadelphia ice-hockey players, Lou Lozzi is in a rink of his own. The Girard Academic Music Program sophomore tried out for USA Hockey's Atlantic District team, and was...

Last dance at the net

27016207 Going undefeated in the regular season is considered a great accomplishment, but the High School for the Creative and Performing Arts boys' volleyball team had been there and done that. These players...

Running on empty

27016202 Senior year is when athletes strive to close out the season on a high note. For senior shortstop Anthony Caines, that would have meant a championship encore for the Girard Academic Music Program...

Major-league homecoming

25598792 Playing in major-league ballparks is nothing new for Mike Koplove. Neither is playing at Veterans Stadium. However, pitching at the Vet as a big-league player remained an unattained goal for the Packer...
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