In the frigid air a hundred miles from home, senior Mike Waters knelt along the sideline and buried his face in his white gloved-hands.
Behind the star running back, a pack of bundled and blanketed fans went wild. Before him, teammates from Imhotep Institute Charter High School danced and shouted across the field the way teenage boys do after winning a state football title, after making history.
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West Oak Lane’s Imhotep Institute Charter School Panthers took the city title on Saturday after winning against the Archbishop Wood Vikings.
By beating the Vikings 20-14, the Panthers will advance to the quarter finals of the Class AAA State Championships. The Vikings are the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) 2014 State Champions…. -> Continues on NewsWorks.org
Each year a group cycling enthusiasts converge on a junkyard in North Philadelphia to race each other on dirt paths winding between junk cars at the annual Bilenky Cyclocross event.
Participants race on all sorts of bikes, including homemade “funnies,” over a course that takes them under, over and around vehicles parked on the junkyard. The venue is between the railroad tracks and the bicycle factory of Bilenky Cycle Works in North Philadelphia.