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Ryan’s Shoemaker ready to lead the way

Preparing for his senior year at Archbishop Ryan, Christian Shoemaker reflects on what he’s accomplished, and looks forward to leading the team.Christian Shoemaker (right) is ready to be a leader on the Ryan soccer team....

Dave Spadaro: Eagles season will depend on success from newcomers

Ranking the new additions based on potential impact for the team.PHOTO: WIKIMEDIABy Dave SpadaroA busy offseason has given the Eagles some increased star power, and many of those additions — through free agency, a trade and the NFL...

Immaculata’s Chase Nasife on road to recovery from 2nd ACL tear

Despite two injuries, the Philadelphia Academy Charter grad won’t give up his dream to play professionally.Chase Nasife suffered his second ACL tear in November. He’s hoping to return to the field in September. PHOTO:...

Dave Spadaro: Eagles rookies have to earn their wings on the fly

The team’s rookies will be put to the test this August.PHOTO: METRO IMAGESBy Dave SpadaroDerek Barnett isn’t your typical 21-year-old kid. Instead of noshing on Cheez Doodles and working on his summer beach body, Barnett is at...

Eagles need to do a few things to compete for division

In this weeks column, Dave Spadaro breaks down five essential steps the Eagles must do to remain competitive.By Dave SpadaroIn the old days, when NFL teams trained at remote locations and television cameras waited as...

Spadaro: Eagles among the contenders in the balanced NFC East

After years without any luck in playoffs or postseason, could this be the year the Eagles turn it around?By Dave SpadaroMaybe it’s just the glass-is-Midnight-Green feeling that comes along with training camp only a couple of...

Johnson is combination of size and power

6 feet 6 Lane Johnson is one of the Eagles’ most indispensable players — and is one mistake away from ending his career.By Dave SpadaroLane Johnson is something that most men are not: He is a rare combination...

Spadaro: Eagles top pick Barnett could be another great young star

The Eagles’ 21-year-old defensive end could be a game changer.By Dave SpadaroAs the sports fans of the region celebrate the galaxy of young stars among the professional landscape — Carson Wentz of the Eagles, Joel Embiid and Ben...

Evaluating the Eagles after their organized team activities

Columnist Dave Spadaro evaluates strengths and weaknesses the Eagles may face come September.By Dave SpadaroSpadaroIt is break time for the Eagles, which is roughly equivalent to a five-week school-is-out experience for the players and coaching...

After strong junior season, Keen ready for summer

Soccer is fun. Baseball is life. And this year, Archbishop Ryan’s Jason Keen had a very fun life.Jason Keen was a first team All-Catholic selection during his junior year. PHOTO: JASON KEENJason Keen is ready to...
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