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THE NEXT RYAN HOWARD

Neumann sophomore Josh Ockimey hits it out of the park

altIn each of the past two seasons, Neumann-Goretti High School’s baseball success hinged on senior leadership and production. This year was no exception.  Among the senior stars were: pitcher  Joey Gorman, a St. Joseph’s signee; centerfielder Jimmy  

Kerrigan, a Temple recruit; shortstop...

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Neumann Baseball Overcomes Adversity

With the guidance of Coach Zolk, team wins league and district titles

altIf Penn State’s new football coach Bill O’Brien, wants to lead the Nittany Lions into a seamless, successful transition at State College, maybe he should talk to Neumann-Goretti High School baseball coach Mike Zolk.

Zolk, a private hitting instructor and parent of the Saints’ 2011...

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ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT: Amani Nesmith

altAmani Nesmith is one of many talented juniors who led Swenson Arts & Technology’s girls team to within a point of the state championship. She is perhaps most valuable because she scores points where no one on the boys or girls team generally does—in the field events. Nesmith was the Public League and District 12 girls champion in the long jump and triple jump, as well as a member of...

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Swenson Track Team's Winning Stride

Small Northeast team makes a big impact on city sports

For years, it was easy to identify the top sports teams in Philadelphia’s public leagues. Overbook, West Philadelphia, Ben Franklin and Simon Gratz dominated basketball. Northeast, Frankford and George Washington ruled football. And Northeast, William Penn and Gratz prevailed in track.

However, in the last decade, Swenson Arts & Technology, a tiny high school in the Northeast corridor of Northeast...

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A Hardy Boy’s Good Deeds

Local high school athlete shows his winning spirit on and off the track

altThe collision was  not huge, but it  was big enough to  cost Swenson Arts  & Technology High School track  star Haneef Hardy first place in  the 800 meters at the Pennsylvania  Track Carnival at Lehigh  University in Bethlehem. But after  being knocked off his stride  by Chambersburg’s...

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