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Mike Wallace enjoys playing with his brother, Gavin, in Pittsburgh Pirates system

The seed wasn’t planted in Mike Wallace’s head after he threw a nine-inning complete-game shutout or after he struck out a career-high eight batters. Instead, the idea of playing baseball professionally was presented to Wallace in a moment that was far from expected. “It was actually following a game that I hadn’t pitched well,” recalled Wallace, a Madison alumnus. “I remember I was kind of down in the dumps and I think my coach (Trevor Brown) saw an opportune time to kind of pick me up, pull

Andrew Politi quietly starting minor league career with Boston Red Sox

Andrew Politi wasn’t surrounded by family and friends with cameras poised for the moment the phone rang. The Long Valley native was at his house by himself when he got the call from the Boston Red Sox on June 6, letting him know that he was their 15th-round pick (No. 460 overall). Politi preferred it that way. “I didn’t want to be with anyone at the time,” the 22-year-old said. "It’s kinda stressful." Once the highly anticipated call came, family and friends came by to congratulate Politi on

Penn pounds Delaware State, 105-52

The Penn men’s basketball team gave fans two reasons to smile Wednesday night — a 105-52 win over Delaware State to begin the team’s nine-game home stretch and free cheesesteaks in a team promotion for scoring more than 100 points. Penn also surpassed 100 points in a 101-96, four-overtime victory over Monmouth on Nov. 26. The last time the Quakers scored 100 at the Palestra was Jan. 16, 2006, in a 105-73 win over Lafayette. Penn’s cheesesteak promotion with nearby Abner’s began in the 1990s bu

Roman grad Davis realizing star potential at Arcadia

Da'kquan Davis (above) has become a standout in his freshman year at Arcadia. (Photo: Josh Verlin/CoBL) When Arcadia head coach Justin Scott recruited Da’Kquan Davis out of Roman Catholic High School, he knew the Philly native would come to campus ready to play as a freshman. What he didn’t expect was Davis’ ability to run a team, or that he would do it so soon. Coming out of the Philly Catholic League after playing an integral part in two PCL and state championships, it was clear that Davis

Roxbury senior Billy Hefferle breaks hockey scoring record

MORRIS TWP. - For the past three years, Billy Hefferle saw Roxbury ice hockey’s all-time record statistics in the school yearbook at the end of every season. One record in particular stood out to Hefferle after his junior season, when he finished 34 points shy of the all-time points mark. Hefferle secured his spot on the Gaels’ ice hockey milestone list by breaking the all-time points record during Roxbury's 5-4 loss to Morris Knolls on Wednesday night at Mennen Arena. The new record is at 18

Madison falls in Group I field hockey final again

BORDENTOWN — History repeated itself Saturday afternoon when the Madison field hockey team fell to Haddonfield in the NJSIAA Group I final for the second year in a row, this time with a 4-3 loss. Madison kicked off the game with a strong two-goal lead, but Haddonfield got on the board with less than 20 seconds left in the opening half, before scoring two more unanswered goals in the second. A late surge led by senior forward/midfielder Elizabeth Romano had the Dodgers looking hungry. Romano, w