Steve Cunningham has faced many daunting days in his life, especially since daughter Kennedy entered the world Sept. 6, 2005 with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, a congenital heart defect that has left her requiring a transplant.
Racing across the gymnasium floor at St. Thomas Aquinas Mission School, 18th and Morris streets, Monday with all the joy one would wish for an 8-year-old to know, Sonia Bautista appeared the picture of confidence and commitment.
In his storied stints with the Philadelphia Flyers, Bernie Parent won 232 games and millions of hearts, including that of John Moser, who, as a festive first-grader, rode on the hood of a car to glimpse the goaltender and his teammates during their 1974 Stanley Cup championship parade.
No matter the circumstances, losing stings. The football players from South Philadelphia High School, 2101 S. Broad St., dealt with daunting sensations Friday, as the Rams, having fought back after parting with a scoreboard edge, lost their Class AAAA Liberty Division opener.