Mark Aquilante appreciates Tony Gallo for his leadership skills just as much as his talent on the diamond. "His work ethic is unbelievable," the Devon Prep skipper said. "He treats every bat like it's his last, hustles all the time. He sets a great example for the rest of the team."
The madness continues. In October 2014, seven football players from Sayreville War Memorial High (N.J.) were accused of brutally hazing four teammates in the locker room. Soon after, it was revealed that Central Bucks West High players had subjected rookies to "humiliating" hazing in a preseason football initiation.
Roman Catholic and Conwell-Egan made breakthroughs last season. Now, can they repeat? The Cahillites, in Class 4A, and Eagles, in Class 2A, earned their first PIAA state basketball championships year. Their bids to defend those crowns begin late Saturday afternoon.
Rick O'Brien has been writing for the Inquirer since 1993, primarily covering high school sports in Southeastern Pennsylvania. He focuses on football and boys' basketball and baseball, with other events (Penn Relays, regattas on the Schuylkill, etc.) and some pro sports mixed in.