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.
When Sean O’Hara boards his bicycle exactly a month from today, he will do so with enduring energy in his legs and lasting love in his heart.