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Learning hockey and heart health

The basketballs were still flying around the gymnasium as the goals were being set up at each end of the Ford PAL Recreation Center on Snyder Avenue. A few loud whistles brought an end to...

Adewale, Saints pivot to state playoffs

The look on their faces was undeniable heartbreak. The Neumann-Goretti High School boys basketball team was just seconds away from winning its second straight Philadelphia Catholic League championship at the Palestra on Feb. 27 before...

Insomnia cookies and Flyers hockey

Cookies are coming to the Wells Fargo Center. The Philadelphia Flyers and Wells Fargo Center have announced Insomnia Cookies as the “Official Cookie of the Philadelphia Flyers.”  As part of the multi-year deal and the bakery’s...

Audenried wins Public League crown

The Universal Audenried Charter High School won its first Philadelphia Public League girls basketball championship on Feb. 15 by defeating Imhotep Charter, 56-48, at Temple University’s Liacouras Center.  Led by an MVP performance from junior...

Audenried’s Smith hits 1000 points

Universal Audenried Charter School sophomore Shayla Smith eclipsed the 1,000-point mark in just her second season of high school basketball. Smith, the newly crowned Philadelphia Public League Player of the Year, needed 31 points heading...

Making progress, on and off the mat

Way upstairs on the sixth floor of the Academy at Palumbo High School, there’s a wrestling renaissance happening. Nirvana and AC/DC pump through the speakers and the sunlight squeezing through the narrow windows illuminate the...

Getting ready for the big game

Students at Philadelphia Performing Arts, A String Theory Charter School’s East Campus on 2407 S. Broad Street are ready for the Super Bowl after a visit from Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver and punt returner...

Mentors in the corner of hoops star ‘Flash’

No matter the gymnasium, Aasim Burton always has a cheering section. The Grays Ferry resident, who is a junior at Cardinal O’Hara High School, has a promising basketball career ahead of him. He also has...

Audenried’s Smith on the highway to success

When Shayla Smith puts her mind to something, she’s proving she can do just about anything. The Universal Audenried Charter School sophomore said she didn’t take basketball seriously until a couple of years ago. Once...

Humble Diallo competes hard on court, in classroom

Don’t mistake Mohamed Diallo’s kindness for weakness. If you line up across from him, he’s likely going to beat you.  The Academy at Palumbo senior has a knack for coming out on top, whether it’s...
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