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ST. JOE’S HAS ITS TWO NEW LEADERS

The Hawks won their first game, versus Toledo, by one point on Hawk Hill. Shevar Newkirk and James Demery combined for 39 points, 17 rebounds, and 6 assists. “All of a sudden we are a young group of guys looking for a leader and I would like to be one of those guys,” Newkirk said. “We lost some key people [DeAndre Bembry, Aaron Brown, and Isaiah Miles], but we think there’s still talent here and a chance for a good team.” Demery showed court toughness with double-digit rebounds, a block and a scoring demeanor in the low block. “My versatility is definitely what I want to bring to the team this year,” he said. “I like to rebound and play defense and knock down shots. I will play guard, forward and guard guards, forwards or centers, whatever the coaches want.” 

HATBORO HORSHAM HIGH SCHOOL IS BACK

It’s been almost 17 years since Pat Carroll and Matt Carroll starred together on the last great Hatboro team. But with the emergence of Clifton Moore, a 6-foot-7-inch center and Indiana recruit, Hatboro has put them in position to be a PIAA stalwart once again. “I think we’ll be competing for a [PIAA 6A title],” said Moore. “We have a good team this year. I am so glad that I have made a great college choice. I can’t wait to get the season...

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PRE-SEASON HIGH SCHOOL RANKINGS

1. Westtown* The school uses fifth year seniors so can’t play all the other PIAA schools on the list. However, this is arguably the most talented, on paper, squad in the United States.

2.         Neumann-Goretti

3.         Archbishop Wood

4.         Imhotep Charter

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Delgreco Wilson: Social Issues Master

Coach and mentor expands his reach with social media

(Photo Left) Basketball coach Delgreco Wilson with ballplayers in North Jersey. He will be starting a basketball program in Philadelphia. Photo courtesy of Delgreco Wilson.

Millions of African Americans debated for...

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La Salle “Preps” for a Final Win

The Explorers focus on finishing strong and the post season

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NAVY MAN EXCITED TO SCORE FOR EPISCOPAL

Episcopal’s Nick Alikakos thinks that the Churchmen can win the Inter-Ac in basketball this year. Germantown Academy has owned the conference for the past four seasons. “If we finish anything less than champs this year, I will put that on me,” he said. Like many rising seniors, the 6-foot-8-inch senior got his college decision out of the way last month with a commitment to the Naval Academy. “I will serve my country for at least five years. I am committed and proud...

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SHERMAN IS BACK

Matt Sherman has been a top point guard in the Philadelphia area for the past seven years. A four-year starter at Harriton, Sherman decided to mix academics with basketball and stayed local to play for Haverford College. His combined consecutive game-starting streak of over 100 games between high school and college was discontinued when he broke his hand last year. He missed most of his junior season, but can’t wait for his senior season. He has averaged double figures every year of...

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Imhotep’s Power Shines Through

Confidence is high despite drastic team changes

(Photos Left) Imhotep’s Aamir Brown (#5) runs the ball in a game vs. Malvern. (bottom) Imhotep’s Nasier Boykin (#2) runs for positive yardage...

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PERRY IS A WORKING MAN

Tim Perry, a Freehold New Jersey native and former Temple basketball star, has found a new life in real estate. Perry is an agent for Keller Williams in South Jersey. “I really like it,” he said. “I didn’t want to be a former player who just worked in basketball after my career was over. I like helping people and enjoy people in general. It is a very rewarding job but its hard work. I loved playing in the NBA but I don’t miss it anymore.”

 

HENDERSON IS BACK

Former Episcopal Academy standout Gerald Henderson, Jr. is back in Philadelphia and loving it. The former Duke star, and standout with the Charlotte Hornets and the New Orleans Pelicans, signed with the 76ers in the off-season. He is slated to be the team’s starting shooting guard with an option of being used at the swingman spot. A devastating injury to Ben Simmons on Oct. 1 — he may miss the season with a broken foot — will likely give Henderson and fellow teammates...

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La Salle Gets Another Win

(Photo Left) LaSalle College High School’s Syaire Madden (#15) runs the ball inside the 5-yard line. Photo by Sarah J. Glover

Growing up in Norristown, Syaire Madden used to be an offensive lineman. But that all changed when he played “rumble fumble” as an eight-year-old...

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