Joseph Santoliquito

Joseph Santoliquito

Joseph Santoliquito is an award-winning sportswriter based in the Philadelphia area who has written feature stories for,,,, Deadspin and The Philadelphia Daily News. In 2006, he was nominated for an Emmy Award for a special project piece for called “Love at First Beep.” He is most noted for his award-winning feature on high school wrestler A.J. Detwiler in February 2006, which appeared on SportsCenter. In 2015, he was elected president of the Boxing Writers Association of America.

September 17, 2021

High School Football

PhillyVoice high school football Top 10: La Salle replaces St. Joe’s Prep as area’s new No. 1

It’s been a while. About four years. For the first time since 2017, the area has a new No. 1 team and it’s La Salle.

September 16, 2021


Eagles’ legend Brian Dawkins opens up with startling revelations in new book

There was the alcoholic who spent some time conversing with Brian Dawkins and made him rethink his drinking problem. He stopped drinking. There was the guy living in misery, stuck in a dead-end job going nowhere, until he heard Dawkins speak. It changed his life course. He’s in a happier, successful place today.

September 14, 2021

Penn State

Former Northeast star Deion Barnes begins a new path in coaching at Penn State

A few years ago, Phil Gormley received a call from Penn State coach James Franklin. Gormley, then Northeast High’s head coach now the athletic director at the school, had the impression Franklin was making the trek down I-76 to talk about some of his star players.

September 11, 2021


From the archives: Bernard Hopkins recounts his escape from New York City on 9/11

This story was originally published on September 9, 2016.

September 10, 2021

High School Football

PhillyVoice high school football Top 10: Imhotep Charter is quiet force with huge test Saturday vs. La Salle

Those that follow area high school football are well aware of Imhotep Charter. Regrettably, not many others are besides that ardent, small group.

September 2, 2021

High School Football

PhillyVoice high school football Top 10: St. Joe’s Prep is the area’s No. 1 team

The gap is still there. It’s just not Grand Canyon-wide as it has been the last four years. As high school football begins in the area these last few weeks, the standard remains the same. St. Joseph’s Prep, nationally ranked again and the defending three-time PIAA 6A state champions, are the standard once more in the Delaware Valley area.

August 31, 2021

High School Football

Josiah Trotter is just 16, but the St. Joe's Prep middle linebacker is already a force

Josiah Trotter has long outgrown the pen notches that scale up his bedroom doorway. The youngest in the Trotter home, Josiah now holds the family’s highest mark. He’s taller than his dad, beloved former Eagles’ linebacker Jeremiah Trotter, and he even outdistances his older brother, Clemson true freshman linebacker Jeremiah Trotter Jr.

August 27, 2021


La Salle grad Jimmy Morrissey hoping hard work — and Jason Kelce's advice — pays off with Raiders

Jimmy Morrissey has created a new list. It’s much different from the one he made for himself on a January afternoon five years ago. This one comes with a little help from a current Eagle, and it’s far closer to being where Morrissey left off from the last one.

August 19, 2021

High School Football

Death of Northeast High football player Khyrie Isaac lamented by teammates and coaches

Khyrie Isaac, who was preparing for his senior season with the Northeast Philly High School football team, was shot and killed Monday while inside a car parked at a shopping center in Philadelphia's Olney neighborhood. The tragic news devastated his Vikings teammates and coaches, including head coach Eric Clark, and is emblematic of gun violence empidemic plaguing Philadelphia.

July 29, 2021


Pair of Philly-area natives looking to help lead U.S. rugby team to Olympic gold in Tokyo

Kristen Thomas was introduced to rugby sevens in a rather rude way: She was knocked on her tail at the University of South Florida. Ariana Ramsey began playing when she was at Upper Merion High School and would curl up into a human speed bump each time someone imposing ran at her with the ball.


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