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North Philadelphia: Coach Malik Wants to Give Back as Much as He Can

North Philadelphia: Coach Malik Wants to Give Back as Much as He Can

Malik Tape, 27, is currently the sports director for the Columbia North YMCA, located at 1400 North Broad St. Tape runs a city wide program called Get Hype Philly! that promotes children’s health and development. He’s doing everything he can to give back to the city of Philadelphia. How did you get your start in the […]

 

Amateur Sports: Philadelphia Catholic League Still Flourishing Today Despite Modern Changes

Amateur Sports: Philadelphia Catholic League Still Flourishing Today Despite Modern Changes

The Philadelphia Catholic League has long been recognized as one of the better basketball leagues in the state of Pennsylvania, let alone in the country. Former Philadelphia Inquirer high school writer and statistician Ted Silary said that there was such a “golden age” because of the deep tradition rooted within the league. “During the best […]

 

Amateur Sports: Reminiscing About a Bygone Era of Catholic League Basketball

Amateur Sports: Reminiscing About a Bygone Era of Catholic League Basketball

Regarded as one of the best high school basketball leagues in the country, the Philadelphia Catholic League presents some of the toughest competition anywhere. But for those old enough to remember the glory days of the 60’s and 70’s, the basketball being played today offers a small glimpse of what once was a religion itself […]

 

South Philadelphia: Neumann-Goretti Basketball Coach Carl Arrigale Continues His Historic Run

South Philadelphia: Neumann-Goretti Basketball Coach Carl Arrigale Continues His Historic Run

Saints John Neumann and Maria Goretti Catholic High School has been head coach Carl Arrigale’s only high school basketball home during the time he’s been involved with the sport. “Neumann is the only place I’ve ever coached in high school,” Arrigale said. “I started as an assistant with coach Mike Doyle and, after he left, I […]

 

South Philadelphia: LGBT Community Comes Together Through Football

South Philadelphia: LGBT Community Comes Together Through Football

Mention football and South Philadelphia in the same sentence and most people will instinctively think of the Eagles. However, across the street from Lincoln Financial Field, at FDR Park, another kind of football is making a difference. The Greater Philadelphia Flag Football League provides not only a competitive athletic experience but a social atmosphere that […]

 

Kensington: Buddy Osborn Fights … With Faith

Kensington: Buddy Osborn Fights … With Faith

The corner of Kensington Avenue and Somerset Street in Kensington is amongst the most notorious drug corners in the city. Heroin draws addicts and dealers, making it an open playing field for crime and violence, and for many, death. Around this corner is a building, which houses a man with a message that just might save his […]

 

Amateur Sports: John DiSciasio Wants You to Try Disc Golf at Sedgley Woods

Amateur Sports: John DiSciasio Wants You to Try Disc Golf at Sedgley Woods

John A. DiSciascio is the executive director of The Friends of Sedgley Woods, which runs Sedgley Woods disc golf course in Fairmount Park. He helps maintain the disc golf course, stage tournaments and work with others who use the park, all on a volunteer basis. How did the game of disc golf get its start? […]

 

Amateur Sports: 4 Places to Play for the Love of the Game

Amateur Sports: 4 Places to Play for the Love of the Game

In high school, sports were considered an extracurricular activity. Once the “glory days” are over, continuing to play those sports is strictly for the love of the game. No matter who you are or where you are from, Philadelphia is a wonderful place to proceed with your passions, try new things or meet new people. […]

 

Strawberry Mansion: Fitville Offers DIY Outdoor Exercise Equipment, Training

Strawberry Mansion: Fitville Offers DIY Outdoor Exercise Equipment, Training

With summer approaching, more people will be taking their fitness outside, be it in parks or on the streets, on bikes or on feet. But if you’re searching for somewhere out of the ordinary to flex your muscles, Fitville at 33rd and Dauphin streets offers a unique and DIY outdoor fitness training experience led by […]

 

Tioga: Baseball Is An Outlet For Youth Involvement

Tioga: Baseball Is An Outlet For Youth Involvement

The youth of Tioga have found a place they really feel at home at the Tioga United Baseball Field. The Tioga United Baseball Organization has been an outlet for kids to get involved in baseball. With the help of coach David Fisher, this field is a safehaven for the boys that allows them to feel welcome while […]

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