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Defender had Wright stuff to help Ragdolls

Emily Wright was looking forward to starting in her final year. Then came opening day. When Wright, a defender on the Archbishop Ryan High School soccer team, found out whom the starters were in the opener,...

Thanksgiving preview: Jenkins wants taste of victory against Central

High school didn’t start out the way Jaseim Jenkins thought it would. But since then, everything has fallen into place. Jenkins is a senior on the Northeast High School football team, but when he was a...

Thanksgiving preview: Mitchell helps put Frankford back on map

Nadir Mitchell wanted to win. But more importantly, he wanted to win where he was. Mitchell is a senior at Frankford High School, and for the last three years, he’s been playing running back and defensive...

Thanksgiving preview: Murphy, Raiders set for showdown with Washington

McDermott Murphy wanted to play football so bad. But he was afraid to tell his coach. Normally that’s not a problem. Coaches love to see an athletic kid sign up for their sport, but when coach...

Early observations on the Flyers

Through the weekend, the Flyers had played 13 of their 82 games on the regular season schedule. We’ve seen a few inspiring wins, a couple of duds and just about everything in between. It’s...

Verello has Ragdolls off to the races

Alana Verello doesn’t have to do much running. She chooses to. Verello is a junior goalie on the Archbishop Ryan High School soccer team, so her focus is on standing tall in the net. But last...

Wilson plays many roles in Northeast’s championship win

Quadree Wilson knows a lot about football. The Northeast High School senior knows what a tight end should do on every play. He knows what a fullback’s responsibilities are. He can tell you anything there...

Lalli, Raiders take advantage of second chance

Jarrett Lalli spent a lot of time texting people over the last five days. Lalli is a junior left halfback on the Archbishop Ryan High School boys soccer team, and since he thought his season...

Thanksgiving preview: VanHorn leads Judge on, off field

Mike VanHorn never shies away from responsibility. VanHorn is a senior at Father Judge High School. He’s not only the starting quarterback for the Crusaders, but he’s also one of the team captains and the...

Public League champs Central have Northeast flavor

One championship wasn’t enough. The Central High School girls soccer team wanted two. And the Lancers had to work overtime to win both of them. First, Central bested Franklin Towne Charter 2-1 in the Public League...
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