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A year after Kobe Bryant’s death, remember that the Lower Merion kid was ours to cherish | Mike Sielski

His experiences at Lower Merion High School were an essential part of his story and legacy.
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A year after Kobe Bryant’s death, remember that the Lower Merion kid was ours to cherish | Mike Sielski

His experiences at Lower Merion High School were an essential part of his story and legacy.

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Local travel-team hoops honcho found that activism was in his blood | Mike Jensen

“He would tell me, whatever you do, do it with a purpose,’' Skip Robinson said of his grandfather.
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Local travel-team hoops honcho found that activism was in his blood | Mike Jensen

“He would tell me, whatever you do, do it with a purpose,’' Skip Robinson said of his grandfather.

Philly athletes missing college opportunities as lost seasons keep recruiters away

Coaches fear that young women of color without college prospects will continue facing barriers to employment, and that idle teenage time could lead to even more victims of gun violence.

Philly athletes missing college opportunities as lost seasons keep recruiters away

Coaches fear that young women of color without college prospects will continue facing barriers to employment, and that idle teenage time could lead to even more victims of gun violence.
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Michael Mayock, teacher, football star, and longtime coach, dies at 86

He was drafted by the NFL’s Pittsburgh Steelers in 1955 but turned down the tryout to teach middle school math and coach football, golf and squash at Philadelphia area schools.

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Big gift from Sixers super fan Alan Horwitz has Philadelphia Youth Basketball shooting high | Mike Jensen

PYB is aiming for a December groundbreaking for a $25 million facility on Wissahickon Avenue.

Northeast High’s Jon-Luke Peaker and Amara Yobouet traveled challenging roads to football national signing day

Yobouet's journey began at age 10 when he moved to America from Africa. Peaker's year has been filled with deaths in his family.

Collectable app will allow fans to buy a share of a 1954 Wilt Chamberlain Overbrook High basketball jersey

Chamberlain scored 32 points in the 1954 City Final against South Catholic, and now fans can purchase a share of the jersey on Dec. 31.

Pandemic-ravaged sports seasons create barriers to higher education for Philly athletes

The already slim chance high school athletes have to earn college scholarships is even less likely in Philadelphia schools, especially in the Public League, whose sports seasons were disrupted.

St. Joseph’s Prep trounces Central York, 62-13, to capture third straight state championship

The Hawks took a 38-7 halftime lead against the previously undefeated District 3 champions as quarterback Kyle McCord and receivers Marvin Harrison Jr., Malik Cooper, and Sahmir Hagans dominated.

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St. Joseph's Prep wins its third consecutive state football title

St. Joseph’s Prep won the PIAA Class 6A state championship game against Central York 62-13 at Hershey Park Stadium on Nov. 28, 2020. It was their third consecutive state championship.

St. Joseph’s Prep seniors chasing history vs. Central York in PIAA Class 6A championship game

The Hawks are on the brink of becoming the first football team from Philadelphia to win three state titles in a row, and the first large-class team to do it since Central Bucks West in 1997-99.

No. 1-ranked St. Joseph’s Prep avoids pandemic pitfalls to reach state title game for fifth straight year

The Hawks know there's more to keeping a season alive than just beating opponents. It's avoiding coronavirus shutdowns, too. They've played just five games, but they've dominated.

St. Joseph’s Prep builds huge lead, then holds off Souderton, 51-43, in state semifinal

With quarterback Kyle McCord throwing six first-half touchdown passes, the Hawks advanced to the PIAA Class 6A state final next Saturday against Central York at HersheyPark Stadium.

Bishop McDevitt, in its final year, faces powerhouse Southern Columbia in state football semifinal

Three days after news that their school will close in June, versatile senior Joachim McElroy and the Royal Lancers will meet Southern Columbia, a legendary program riding a 58-game winning streak.

Upper Dublin football team forfeits Friday’s PIAA state semifinal

The Cardinals (6-1) were scheduled to play Cathedral Prep of Erie (6-2) in the semifinals Friday night.

New Jersey high school winter sports season pushed back to January start

Basketball practices are now set to begin Jan. 11, with games on Jan. 26. Wrestlers won’t be permitted to practice until March 1 under new guidance based on COVID-19 concerns.

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