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Thompson Has a Bright Future

Talented junior welcomes challenges

(Photo Left) Kyle Thompson is a St. Joe’s Prep point guard, with a promising basketball future. He’s playing in a summer league and aspires to play college basketball. Photo by Sarah J. Glover.

Don’t count out St. Joseph’s Prep in 2016-2017. That’s what Kyle Thompson says, at least. Based on Prep’s performance in the Villanova basketball team camp June 24-25, the Hawk’s two-way junior shooting guard has a point.

The Hawks first won against Sidwell Friends School (Washington, D.C.), then lost a pair of intense two-point games to out of town powers Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School (Brooklyn, N.Y.) and Gonzaga College High School (Washington, D.C). They also suffered a...

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LARRY BROWN AND HIS PHILLY TIES

Larry Brown has coached nine NBA teams, one ABA team, and three college teams. He is one of a handful of coaches to win a NCAA and NBA title. He has had success with all his teams but one: the New York Knicks.

During a camp at his latest stop, Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Brown, 75, surprised a group of aspiring sportscasters when he began talking nonstop about Philadelphia. Here are some of his nuggets.

Regarding Allen Iverson: “There were times...

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Neumann-Goretti Overcomes a Bad Start, Wins Baseball Title

Attitude shifting pep talk turns team around

(Photos from Left to Right) Neumann Goretti boy’s baseball winners celebrate.  Photo courtesy of Kevin Schneider, Neumann Goretti Baseball 

Something had to give. It was April and Neumann-Goretti’s...

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All-City Classic a Success

Great hoops from upcoming stars

(Photo Left) Former Phoenix Suns point guard and Philly native Sean Singletary (left) and Charles Monroe (right). Photo by Sarah J. Glover.

Ed Croswell is used to challenging situations. The 6-foot-6-inch forward was the centerpiece...

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IMHOTEP’S NEW FOOTBALL COACH

In just a few years, Al Crosby turned Imhotep Charter into one of the nation’s best football programs. So after a perfect 2015 season and a national ranking, everyone from administrators, to players, to media members, to fans were shocked when he stepped down in April. “He did a great job for us,” said school athletic director Andre Noble. “He left for personal reasons.”

Noble didn’t have to look far for a new coach. Mark Schmidt, the...

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Saints Alive!

Neumann-Goretti wins the Catholic League baseball title

(Photos from Left to Right) Neumann-Goretti’s Aidan Baur (#3) scores the winning run to win the Catholic League’s boys’ championship. (right)

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ALL THAT JAZZ

Jazz Williams, the former boys’ hoops coach at West Catholic, is having a blast running Team Philly’s Under 15 AAU program this spring and summer. He has already had opportunities to take youngsters into top competitions in Virginia, Washington D.C, and Pittsburgh. His top players are Imere Harris from West Catholic, Malik Heyward from Bishop McDevitt, and Ryan Holmes from Penn Charter. 

“I’ve really been enjoying it a lot,” said Williams, who...

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BOBBY JORDAN FINDS A NEW HOME

Former Roman Catholic basketball star, Drexel University men’s basketball player and coach, Bobby Jordan, recently ended a brief period of unemployment by landing a spot as the new athletic director at Girard College. He said it’s quite a change from recruiting and setting up game film for Bruiser Flint. Flint, Jordan, and others from Drexel’s staff were dismissed after a poor 2016 season. “Yeah, it’s a little different, for sure,” he said. “I am...

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Stotesbury Cup brings out best in area boys and girls crew teams

Team and personal successes from bow to coxswain 

(Photo Left) High school rowing competitors cross the finish line at the Stotesbury Cup on the Schuylkill River. Photo by Sarah J. Glover.

Alex Talbot’s whirlwind sports tour at St. Joseph’s Prep is...

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LOWER MERION TENNIS DOES IT AGAIN

Jared Robinson said that when he and his three brothers were all younger and in elementary school their arguments on the tennis court were legendary. “The Lower Merion High School courts were like our home,” he said. “Things would occasionally get so heated and competitive between us that my parents would sometimes get a call from a neighbor to come get us.”

All that hard work and dedication paid off though. Jared and his brother, Jordan Robinson, were...

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Dragons Rule the River

Drexel wins overall point total at the Dad Vail Regatta

(Photos from Left to Right) Rowers on the Schuylkill River. Photo courtesy of City of Philadelphia. (right) Spectators lined the...

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