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What a life

Jim Phelan left the neighborhood almost a half-century ago, but his memories of sneaking into the old Municipal Stadium for Army-Navy Games, eating cheese-steaks and hanging out on Chadwick Street have followed him...

New and improved

The Prep Charter Lady Huskies came into the season not knowing what to expect from Public League basketball competition. The team played only a limited junior-varsity schedule last year. Even though all...

Making his points

25598797 Chris Feggans plays basketball for Girard Academic Music Program, an undersized team that has struggled in the win column and missed out on the playoffs in each of the athlete's first three seasons....

Pinning it down

25598792 The St. Maria Goretti bowling team has come close -- painfully close -- to winning a Catholic League title. Last season the Lambs were just 13 pins short in a championship contest...

They’ve got high hoops

2003 Girls' Basketball Preview St. Maria Goretti coach Chip Reitano is promising a vast improvement over last year's 0-12 mark, and that's based on more than just wishful thinking. Since the end...

Taking their best shot

Neumann The Neumann Pirates are the team the rest of the Catholic League is growing to hate. The squad won the last two championship crowns, and has the talent to do it again...

City teams in better state

From the rifle championships of the early 1900s to 17 boys' basketball crowns, South Philadelphia High has collected cases full of Public League athletic titles. If everything goes according to plan, future Southern...

Bowled over

Southern's football players walk into the locker room with their heads down after taking a 24-minute beating from St. John Neumann High. They were on their way to a 68-0 defeat, but at halftime,...

Welcome back, Butler

Exploring Rasual, The fourth in an occasional series following South Philly native Rasual Butler through his NBA career. The Miami Heat's Rasual Butler was eagerly anticipating his debut at the First Union Center....

Fresh for a fight

Thanksgiving week is different than any other week at St. John Neumann High. The school hosts pep rallies, pie-eating contests and the annual student-teacher football game. The sophomores give everyone a good laugh...
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