Sports

The Challenge of Finding Baseball Fields in Philadelphia

June 4th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Sports, Uncategorized

The Challenge of Finding Baseball Fields in Philadelphia

  Benjamin Simon Staff Writer   When you first step on the baseball field at Vare Recreation Center, it’s clear that the space needs some work. Whether it’s the dirt bike tracks ripping the outfield or the stunningly short right field fence, the field is not ideal by any means. But Vare is the home […]

SLA Runners Talk About Their Coaches and Goals

March 31st, 2017  |  by  |  published in Sports

SLA Runners Talk About Their Coaches and Goals

Aaron Watson-Sharer Editor   At Science Leadership Academy, running is especially popular. With three growing programs which gain many athletes it isn’t a surprise they’re always competing across Philadelphia.   In the Spring, the school has Track and Field. The team is more speed and strength based than Cross Country or the Students Run Philly […]

The Splitting of SLA Center City and SLA Beeber Sports

February 1st, 2017  |  by  |  published in Sports, Uncategorized

The Splitting of SLA Center City and SLA Beeber Sports

Deja Harrison Staff Writer   Within the last year SLA Center City and SLA Beeber’s sports team have split up to form their own individual school teams. Every sports team was supposed to do this but it seems as though the girls’ sports teams have had some sort of exemption to this. Why is that? […]

Where is SLA’s Cheerleading Team

January 31st, 2017  |  by  |  published in Sports, Uncategorized

Where is SLA's Cheerleading Team

Many students don’t know this, but SLA has a cheerleading team. The team was founded last year by SLA Beeber Athletic Director Melissa Lawson, The team is comprises students from both campuses, SLA at Beeber and SLA at Center City. So, why don’t more students know about the team? For one thing, more members of […]

SLA CC vs Beeber: A Christmas Tradition?

January 11th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Sports, Uncategorized

SLA CC vs Beeber: A Christmas Tradition?

Avi Cantor Staff Writer In the final minutes of the 2016 SLA Beeber vs. SLA Center City, SLA Beeber came back to grab their first lead of the game. No big deal. But when point guard Myles Nicholson sunk two free throws in a row, he put one finger up to his lips. Shock went […]

Youthful Girls’ Basketball Team Prepared To Head into 2016-17 Season

December 16th, 2016  |  by  |  published in Sports, Uncategorized

Youthful Girls’ Basketball Team Prepared To Head into 2016-17 Season

Benjamin Simon Sports Editor Three years ago, coach Erin Giorgio compiled one of the best girls’ basketball teams in the Public League. After opening up the season 7-0, the Science Leadership Academy Rockets finished the regular season 9-3 and earned themselves a playoff appearance. A year later, while in the top division, the team went […]

Boys Basketball Preview and Insight to the Captains

December 13th, 2016  |  by  |  published in Sports

Boys Basketball Preview and Insight to the Captains

Aaron Watson-Sharer Staff Writer It’s December, which means the SLA  boys basketball team has embarked  on another season with the goal of making the playoffs, a feat the team has yet to achieve. This year’s team  team is led by senior captains Lewis Ford and Benjamin Simon. The duo became co-captains as juniors and have […]

Kaepernick Creates Space for All to Protest

November 15th, 2016  |  by  |  published in Sports, Uncategorized

Kaepernick Creates Space for All to Protest

Benjamin Simon Sports Editor I have never put my hand over my heart during the National Anthem. I grew up with a father who consistently expressed his distaste for America. He fantasized about living somewhere else and always balked at any forms of patriotism. For him, that included putting your hand over your heart. As […]

SLA Ultimate Frisbee Catches Morning Practice…Sometimes

October 18th, 2016  |  by  |  published in Sports, Uncategorized

SLA Ultimate Frisbee Catches Morning Practice...Sometimes

Caroline Pitone Staff Writer It’s 6AM. Where are you? Most SLA students are still in bed, but for a select few students each fall, they are already on their way to ultimate frisbee practice. There are benefits to playing this sport and things that can grind people’s gears. The ultimate frisbee holds practice that are […]

Kickin’ It Without a Coach

October 18th, 2016  |  by  |  published in Sports

Kickin' It Without a Coach

Deja Harrison Staff Writer   Students just came back from a long and amazing summer — but not everybody came back with them. Counselor Zoe Siswick, coach of the SLA Girls Soccer Team, has recently welcomed a new guest in her home. A baby girl named Sofia. As a result, Coach Siswick has been on […]