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Flyers need to start building through the draft

Just five years ago, the Colorado Avalanche were bad. Really bad. Colorado had finished dead last in the league with 48 points in a full 82-game season. Then things got worse in the offseason, or...

Which Flyers will thrive under new coach?

John Tortorella may not be for everybody. His brutal honesty and hard-nosed approach to coaching hockey games usually makes people pick a side very quickly in terms of a love-hate relationship. But there’s no denying that...

Olympic gold medalists encourage young athletes

U.S. Olympic gold medalists Erin Jackson (speed skating, left) and Simone Manuel (swimming, center) joined Dalila Wilson-Scott, Comcast’s chief diversity officer, for a career panel and goal-setting workshop with Girls Inc. members at 1901...

Big plans in store at Vare Rec

There was a time when Vare Recreation Center was one of the most attractive and active spots in the city. Over time, the 3.6-acre site at 26th and Morris streets in Grays Ferry had fallen...

Give Rangers credit for playoff run

The New York Rangers were eliminated on Saturday and it wasn’t the joyous occasion it should have been. That would normally be music to Flyers fans’ ears as the hated Broadway Blueshirts were sent packing...

Neumann-Goretti wins District 12 championship; 4 Saints are All-Catholic

The Neumann-Goretti High School baseball team reeled in the PIAA 3A District 12 championship by defeating Philadelphia Academy Charter, 16-1, at LaSalle High School on June 2. Sophomore Christian Cerone led the way with two...

Academy at Palumbo boys volleyball wins Public League, district titles

A worldwide pandemic had already derailed the last two boys high school volleyball seasons in Philadelphia. The Academy at Palumbo wasn’t going to let it happen again. When the team’s coach and athletic director EJ...

Griffins win Public League crown

The Academy at Palumbo boys volleyball team defeated George Washington 3-1 to win the Philadelphia Public League championship on Tuesday at Abraham Lincoln High School. The Griffins won the first two sets before yielding the...

Lightning look ready for a 3-peat

As the 2021-22 National Hockey League Stanley Cup playoffs emerge toward the halfway point, one thing has certainly remained constant: The Tampa Bay Lightning are a pretty darn good hockey team. How good? That’s what this...

Griffins soar into Public League championship game

The Academy at Palumbo High School boys volleyball team defeated Frankford in straight sets in the Philadelphia Public League semifinal game on May 20 at Palumbo Rec Center. The Griffins will take on the...
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