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 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.

July 26, 2021


Malvern Prep’s Lonnie White Jr. will sign with Pirates, bypassing Penn State football

Lonnie White Jr. had the impression the stress would go away once he was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates on June 12 in the bonus round portion of the second round, going 64th overall in the 2021 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.

July 23, 2021


Philly area will be well represented at 2020 Olympics in Tokyo

Over the next three weeks, Philadelphia will have a voice on the world stage at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

July 13, 2021

MLB Draft

Three local high schoolers taken in early rounds of MLB Draft must now decide on their futures

They each sat there impatiently, Chase Petty in Denver’s Bellco Theatre on Sunday night, and Anthony Solometo and Lonnie White Jr. on Monday morning in their homes. They each got their calls, in due time, in the 2021 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.

July 8, 2021


Meet Chase Petty and his triple-digit fastball, coming soon to an MLB ballpark near you

Triple digits blink on the guns, followed by knowing nods from Major League scouts. It’s been that way for a few years now for Chase Petty, Mainland’s flame-throwing pitcher who’s projected to go in the first round of Sunday’s 2021 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.


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