In the Varsity Voice season finale, we offer a look inside a typical Day in the Life of a student-athlete. Thanks to Germantown Academy, we follow around two of GA's finest - Jimmy McAfee and Betsy Prezioso - for an entire school day, starting when they come into school and finishing when they leave after their respective games.
Tune in to this special 1-hour edition of Varsity Voice!
Episode 20, June 1st, 2016
Episode 11, January 27th, 2015
Host Ari Bluestein is back and is joined by co-host Frankie Stokes to talk about some of the top high school basketball teams in various leagues in the area. Later in the show, Ari and Frankie make some predictions on some of the top high school basketball games coming up in the next week.
Aaron "Ace" Carter of the Philadelphia Inquirer is back as a student on the Pop Quiz. Ari asks Ace some questions about basketball in the Public League, Catholic League and Inter-Ac League.
In this week's feature, Ari talks to Pennsbury super fan David Schilling about the importance of fans inspiring and supporting their team and his role at Pennsbury in particular. Pennsbury star running back/linebacker also talks about David inspired him and his team during his football career.
Episode 12, February 10th, 2016
Ari Bluestein is joined by his former Pop Quiz student, Sean Lerman, who graduated to the rank of co-host. Ari and Sean break down the top teams in the Boys Basketball brackets for District 1 4A and the Philadelphia Catholic League.
Geoff Harris from WCHE is this week's student on the Pop Quiz and Ari asks Geoff some questions about the District 1 and Catholic League playoffs.
Later, Ari and Sean are joined by Jen Wielgus from Game On, presented by The Bucks County Courier Times and The Intelligencer. Jen analyzes the top teams in girls basketball in the area heading into the playoffs.
On this week's feature, SFBN's own Lyle Boden vists South Philadelphia High School to learn about more about the Beat The Streets Wrestling program. Lyle also learns a few moves from Rory Gulak, assistant coach for Southern Wrestling and a member of Beat The Streets.
Episode 13, February 24th, 2016
Ari Bluestein and Frankie Stokes recap the Philadelphia Public and Catholic League championship games and also give an update on the District 1 4A girls and boys basketball brackets.
Aaron "Ace" Carter is back as our student on the Pop Quiz and Ari asks him some questions about the city basketball playoffs and looks ahead to the PIAA state tournament.
In this week's feature, Ari travels around the area to meet some of the top high school girls basketball players in the area. We talk to Erin Lindahl of Germantown Academy, Mikayla Vaughn of Friends Central, Erica DeCandido of Gwynedd Mercy and Sam Carangi of North Penn.
Episode 14, March 9th, 2016
Ari Bluestein and Frankie Stokes recap some of the best championship games from the last weekend in February and look ahead into the PIAA state championship brackets. Ari and Frankie break down some of the top local teams in the state playoffs who could make a run all the way to a state championship.
In this week's feature, we get the inside scoop on the quintessential winter sport - Ice Hockey. We talk to Ken Haas of the SHSHL and John Graves of the ICSHL to learn more about high school ice hockey and how the area leagues are organized.
Rich Henkels from the High School Sports Show on 610 AM is back as our student on this week's Pop Quiz. Ari asks Rich some big questions about the state basketball playoffs.
In honor of Awards Season coming to an end, Ari and Frankie give out our SFBN end of basketball season awards to the top players, coaches and teams in the area.
Episode 15, March 23rd, 2016
Ari Bluestein is joined by new co-host Geoff Harris, another graduate of Pop Quiz! Ari and Geoff recap some of the PIAA state basketball championships from this past weekend.
Our own Frankie Stokes and Jack Kapp were in Hershey for the weekend of state championship games. We take a look at some of the best moments from the weekend and talk to some of the state champion coaches and players.
Joining us in studio are two members of the state champion Neumann-Goretti girls basketball team - Alisha Kebbe and Kamiah Smalls.
Aaron "Ace" Carter is back as our student on the Pop Quiz to answer questions in our final basketball edition of Pop Quiz for the year.
Episode 16, April 6th, 2016
Ari Bluestein and Frankie Stokes host the Spring Sports Spectacular on Varsity Voice! First, Ari & Frankie break down some of the top boys and girls lacrosse teams in the Philadelphia area.
Next, SFBN correspondent Lyle Boden learns about rugby from the North Philadelphia Nomads U19 Rugby Football Club. Lyle talks to coaches about the sport and the organization, and learns a few moves from the Nomads players.
On this week's Pop Quiz, SFBN Analyst Tyler DeGiacomo is back for his second crack at passing the quiz - this time baseball is the topic. Questions about teams and players in the city and in the suburbs are asked during the segment.
To wrap things up, Ari and Frankie discuss the top softball teams in the area. In addition, Ari had a chance to talk with members of the Little Flower and St. Hubert's softball teams - two of the top teams in the Philadelphia Catholic League.
Episode 17, April 20th, 2016
Ari is joined by Mike Samsel to discuss some of the top boys and girls lacrosse teams in the area.
Sean Lerman is back for a "graduate student" edition of Pop Quiz, where Ari will pose some baseball and softball questions to Sean.
On this week's feature, we learn some of the aspects of track and field from some of the state's top track & field student-athletes at Cheltenhem High School. Four students teach our own Jack Kapp about the technique used in springting, hurdling and the long jump.
Episode 18, May 4th, 2016
Ari Bluestein is joined by Frankie Stokes this week, and the duo highlight some of the top baseball and softball players in this area including Nolan Jones of Holy Ghost Prep baseball and Maggie Balint of Avon Grove softball.
We have another "graduate editition" of Pop Quiz this week with WCHE's Geoff Harris. Ari asks Geoff some big boys and girls lacrosse questions and also throws in a boys volleyball question given that Geoff is a high school boys volleyball coach.
In this week's feature, we talk to Frank Decembrino and Shannon Gunby of Ambler Sports Academy to learn about QuickBall - a revolutionary way for youth to learn how to play baseball and softball, and a fun way for high school players to fine tune their baseball and softball skills.
We also preview the 42nd Annual City All-Star Football Game, which will air on SFBN on Thursday May 26th at 7 PM. Frankie Stokes went out to Lincoln High School in Philadelphia on the teams' picture day to talk to some of the coaches and players who will be participating in the game.
Episode 19, May 18th, 2016
In the final studio episode of the 2015-2016 season, Ari Bluestein is joined by co-hosts Mike Samsel and Frankie Stokes to recap the top moments in Philadelphia area high school athletics during this past year.
In a special edition of Pop Quiz, our top students - Geoff Harris of WCHE 1520, Sean Lerman of WBCB 1490 & Aaron "Ace" Carter of the Philadelphia Inquirer - all join the show! Check it out to see who scores the most points in our final Pop Quiz of the year!
Joining us in studio are members of the Archbishop Wood girls basketball team to talk about their great year, as well as members of the Neshaminy softball to talk about their current season and aspirations for district and state title runs!
Ari Bluestein and Jeremy Treatman host the first new show of the 2015-2016 school year previewing the football season ahead.
With a new name, a new set and a new school year there is a lot to discuss about the Pub, Catholic league and South Jersey as our hosts get into their rankings looking ahead.
Ari talks to Ace Carter of the Inquirer and Ari and JT make some bold predictions about the year ahead!
Episode 1, September 9th, 2015
Ari Bluestein welcomes the newest edition to the SFBN team, Frankie Stokes, into the studio to talk football. Ari & Frankie recap some of the best high school football games from last weekend and also make picks on games in the upcoming week.
Everyone's favorite SFBN analyst, Jack Kapp, is BACK! This time, Kapp learns volleyball from the great student-athletes at Pope John Paul II High School in Royersford.
On the first edition of our new Pop Quiz segment, WBCB 1490 AM Sports Director Sean Lerman is Ari's first student. Sean answers questions about high school football and tried to pass Ari's test.
Episode 2, September 23rd, 2015
Ari Bluestein is joined by Mike Samsel as the duo break down the top high school football games from the past weekend. Mike and Ari also make predictions on the top games coming up this weekend.
This week's student on Pop Quiz is Rick Henkels, co-host of the High School Sports Show on 610 AM ESPN Radio.
In this week's feature, we meet 102-year old John Booker, the oldest living Philadelphia All-Public athlete.
Episode 3, October 7th, 2015
Episode 4, October 21st, 2015
Ari Bluestein and Jeremy Treatman talk about the most recent decision by the PIAA to expand the number of classifications plus they discuss some of the top football games from this past weekend.
Aaron "Ace" Carter from the Philadelphia Inquirer is this week's student on Pop Quiz and he attempts to answer some big questions about Philadelphia high school football.
In this week's feature, we examine the question, "Is football worth the risk of long-term health effects of young student-athletes?" We hear from health professionals, former players and current coaches to get their opinions on the important issue.
Ari Bluestein and Frankie Stokes review some of the top football games from this past weekend, including the SFBN Game of the Week - Neshaminy at North Penn.
In this week's feature, everyone's favorite SFBN Analyst Jack Kapp is back at it again. This time, he learns how to play football from the undefeated Upper Dublin Cardinals.
Our student in this week's Pop Quiz is Geoff Harris of WCHE 1520 AM. Geoff answers some big questions about some of the top football teams in the Ches-Mont League.
Later, we take a look at some highlights from the boys and girls Philadelphia Catholic League soccer championship games from this weekend. Frankie was at the games and had a chance to talk with some members of each winning team.
Episode 5, November 4th, 2015
Episode 6, November 18th, 2015
Ari is joined by Frankie Stokes to break down the start of Philadelphia area high school football playoffs, primarily focused on the great first round of the District 1 AAAA Bracket.
Later, Frankie is the substitute teacher on Pop Quiz and her student is Kyle Berger from WNPV 1440 AM. Frankie poses some big questions to Kyle regarding the District 1 AAAA Bracket.
Ari and Frankie then review Ari's pre-season rankings, which were announced on Episode 1 of Varsity Voice, followed by some predictions on the top playoff games from around the area this coming weekend.
In honor of November being College Awareness month, we have an SFBN Conversation with Ali Robinson-Rodgers of GEAR UP - a college prep program within the School District of Philadelphia.
Ari Bluestein is joined by Mike Samsel to help break down the top football playoff games in the Philadelphia area from this past weekend.
In this week's feature, we take look into the world of cheerleading and how team members take on the role of supporting the football and basketball teams, as well as preparing for their own competitions.
Aaron "Ace" Carter is our student on the Pop Quiz today and Ari asks Ace to make some predictions on how Philly teams will fare in the football state playoffs.
Later, Ari and Mike talk to members of the CB East soccer program. Both the boys and girls teams had phenomenal seasons with each winning the district titles and the boys winning the AAA state championship.
Episode 7, December 2nd, 2015
In today's episode of Varsity Voice, Ari Bluestein and Frankie Stokes review the weekend of football state semi-final matchups involving the teams still remaining from District 1 and District 12.
In this week's feature, Ari sits down with PIAA Executive Director Dr. Robert Lombardi to discuss the classification changes upcoming for the PIAA in the 2016-2017 school year.
Sean Lerman is our student on this week's Pop Quiz, and Ari asks Sean some questions about the state semi-final games, predictions on upcoming state championships and some predictions for next football season.
To wrap up football season, Ari and Frankie give out our first SFBN year-end awards. Be sure to tune in to see who was nominated and who are our winners!
Episode 8, December 16th, 2015
Episode 9, December 30th, 2015
In this week's episode, Ari Bluestein is joined in studio by Head Coach Albie Crosby and Lineman Yasir Durant from the state football champion Imhotep Charter Panthers. Ari talks to them about their run to the state title, the first in school history and first for a Philadelphia Public League team.
We start our basketball preview by sending out our own Frankie Stokes to talk to members of the Downingtown West basketball team, including head coach Jason Ritter.
This week's Pop Quiz has questions about high school basketball for the first time and our student to answer those questions is SFBN Analyst Tyler DeGiacomo.
We wrap things up with a basketball web chat. Jake "The Voice" Schwartz, famed high school PA announcer, joins Ari for some thoughts on boys basketball. Then Kate Harman from the Philadelphia Inquirer provides some insight for what to expect in local girls basketball this year.
Episode 10, January 13th, 2015
Mike Samsel fills in as the host this week for Ari Bluestein, and he is joined by Frankie Stokes to talk high school basketball. A couple big topics are discussed including the recent controversy with Neshaminy head coach Jerry Devine and the Neumann-Goretti win over Roman Catholic.
In this week's feature, Ari goes out to meet St. Joseph's Prep swim coach Kelley Voss - the first female head Varsity coach in the school's history. We talk to Kelley as well as St. Joseph's Prep athletic director Dennis Hart and some of Kelley's swim team members.
Sean Lerman is back as our student on the Pop Quiz and he answers some tough questions about the Neshaminy controversy and other high school basketball questions.
Later Mike and Frankie reveal and analyze the mid-season SFBN high school basketball rankings.