South Philadelphia: Indoor Baseball Facility Allows Year-Round Growth

South Philadelphia: Indoor Baseball Facility Allows Year-Round Growth

Joe Messina loves the art of pitching. Involved in baseball in South Philadelphia for the past quarter-century, Messina has been an assistant coach for the Neumann-Goretti High School baseball team for the past 11 years. He has held the title of pitching coach for the last eight. “I’m a pitching guy through and through,” said […]

 By Andrew Koob and Brandon Stoneburg

South Philadelphia: Two-Sport Athlete Custis Leads By Example

South Philadelphia: Two-Sport Athlete Custis Leads By Example

During a Monday practice at 26th and Moore streets in South Philadelphia, the Ss Neumann-Goretti High School Saints football team prepped for an upcoming game against Chester High. Throughout the drills, there was one player that stood out with both his voice and his size: 6-foot-6 wide receiver Jamal Custis, who was yelling and cheering […]

 By Brandon Stoneburg

North Philly: Freshman Shines on Big Stage

North Philly: Freshman Shines on Big Stage

At the Philly vs. New York All-City Basketball Classic last month, the first game of the day – between the two cities’ best high school freshmen – was not supposed to be much more than an appetizer for the day’s later matchups between upperclassmen. But Quade Green made sure that anyone who got to Ben Franklin […]