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By Joseph Myers

Believe the height

Professional basketball franchises often reward fans through deals whenever squads hit certain benchmarks such as scoring 100 points in a contest. Because of his lofty faculties, Ss. Neumann-Goretti High School, 1736 S. 10th St., ought to ponder pleasing supporters courtesy of some sort of promotion whenever Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree tallies more than one dunk per game. Notching four slams Sunday, the 6-foot-8 junior helped the Saints to a 91-75 win over Archbishop Ryan and up their Catholic League mark to 11-0.

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Posted Feb. 4, 2016 | Comments: 0

SPORTS > LOCAL SPORTS

By Joseph Myers

Meritorious Merrill

Those who rely on their voice to fulfill their vocation often fall victim to histrionics, believing heightened execution of their lines, scripts, or the scenes before them will further their plans for glory more than they will delight observers. With respect to sports announcers, this scribe could easily offer the names of a few figures who, it seems, prefer hearing themselves to communicating thoughtfully, but Philadelphia personnel would not appear on that list. Residents have regarded many voices as reliable sources of insight, with Merrill Reese among the most revered. The 73-year-old Eagles’ play-by-play radio announcer will score a prestigious prize Monday as the inaugural recipient of the Bill Campbell Broadcast Award.

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Posted Jan. 28, 2016 | Comments: 1

SPORTS > LOCAL SPORTS

By Joseph Myers

Soccer Shots helping EOM registrants to get their kicks

As she watched sons M.J. and Max prepare to participate in Saturday’s Soccer Shots program for 3-5-year-olds at the Edward O’Malley Athletic Association, 144 Moore St., Stacy Koilor noted her offspring mainly feel attracted to the game because they love to run. Minutes later, with coach Samuel Faulkner cheering their efforts, the siblings connected for a beautiful goal that relied heavily on their focused footwork.

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Posted Jan. 21, 2016 | Comments: 0

SPORTS > LOCAL SPORTS

By Joseph Myers


Neumann-Goretti five-peats at Palestra

As coach Carl Arrigale declared “We’re the better team so don’t give them any reason to think otherwise” in Monday night’s pre-game speech, Ja’Quan Newton licked his lips as if ready to feast on his foe. 


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Posted Feb. 28, 2013 | Comments: 0

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