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Amateur Sports: Five People Most Local Citizens Haven’t Heard Of

Amateur Sports: Five People Most Local Citizens Haven’t Heard Of

Philadelphia has a rich sports tradition that many throughout the city share a deep passion for. A closer look reveals individuals in local communities who make sports accessible and enjoyable for others. Here are five people you may not know who help others get involved.   Brian Calhoun: Calhoun (above) has won the most matches in Tennis Philly history. […]

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Amateur Sports: Getting To Know Roman Catholic Boys’ Basketball Coach Matt Griffin

Amateur Sports: Getting To Know Roman Catholic Boys’ Basketball Coach Matt Griffin

The Roman Catholic boys’ basketball program is one of the most prestigious in the Philadelphia Catholic League. Last season, the Cahillites won the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association 4A boys’ basketball championship. However, following the season, several of Roman’s key players from the PIAA 4A championship team graduated and head coach Chris McNesby resigned to spend […]

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Education: ‘Catholic Identity Pledge’ Meets Diversity at Local Catholic Schools

Education: ‘Catholic Identity Pledge’ Meets Diversity at Local Catholic Schools

Archdiocese Catholic school students found a new document slipped into their application and entrance packets: The Memorandum of Understanding. The decree, released earlier this month from the office of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia requires all parents and students enrolled, or seeking enrollment, in Catholic schools to pledge their support of one “Catholic identity” as dictated […]

 

Fox Chase: Soccer For Club and Community

Fox Chase: Soccer For Club and Community

Tucked away in Northeast Philadelphia behind Fox Chase Elementary lies Fox Chase Soccer Club. From the outside, it might not appear to be much – a red and white concession stand that doubles as a meeting/trophy room with a large grass field, muddied and puddled from a combination of the rain and snow from the […]

 

Amateur Sports: Five Places to Know in Philadelphia

Amateur Sports: Five Places to Know in Philadelphia

Forget about the big leagues and places like Citizens Bank Park and the Wells Fargo Center because when it comes to amateur sports in Philadelphia, these five places are all you need to know. The amateur sports beat sheds light on the great amateur sports scene in the city and features some lesser-known sports that […]