from 2016 includes stories about 87 "Our Guys" who advanced to the
NFL, NBA or MLB. Fifteen stories were added in 2020, bringing the
total to 102.
Story Time album is
Huck's stats for Catholic League football teams can be found at
**Ed "Huck" Palmer is doing full
boxscores for CL basketball games on the Archdiocese website,
aopathletics.org. Follow him on twitter (@huckpalmer) to find the
Huck's CL team/individual stats leaders are
As are team-by-team stats.
RIP, Steve Chapman. Steve, the
basketball coach at his alma mater, Bishop McDevitt, for four
seasons (1967-70), passed away this morning.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the
Penn Relays have again been canceled.
Are you a former Public League
athlete? Join the Philadelphia Public League Alumni Athletic
Association to connect with friends, former rivals, etc. Former King
football player Jo-Van Rogers is the organization's president and he
may be reached at
The Pub's website is
"I Played in the Pub", the group's Facebook page, is
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the
2021 Albert C. Donofrio Basketball Tournament has been canceled.
RIP, Damon Bethel. Damon, the top LB on
the 1988 All-City Football Team, passed away recently. The
Roxborough grad played in college at Miami.
Malvern enters the season as Pennsylvania's top baseball team. Click
Congrats to Lionel Bolen, the new
football coach at
He played at Rancocas Valley and Notre Dame and assisted ER's
previous coach, John Doherty. Story is
RIP, Bill Hayes. Bill, a basketball assistant at
North Catholic under Jeo Rapczynski , Pete Bilinsky and Brother Jim
Williams, passed away recently. Obit is
RIP, Mike Hannigan. Mike, who
assisted basketball coach Jim Fenerty across four decades at the ol'
Bishop Egan and Germantown Academy, passed away yesterday. In 2012,
Mike filled in for six games as GA's coach as Jim addressed a health
issue. Obit is
Jim Crawford, whose son, Kevin, is the
basketball coach at
High, owns a spot on a special Philly/D-I list, as offered by former
Daily News stats stalwart Boop Vetrone. Click
senior Tazir Cantey is making the most
of his shortened season. Click
here for info
on this year's All Star Labor Basketball Classic.
Roman product Lynn Greer, now in
prep school, will play college hoops at Dayton. Click
RIP, Matt Evangelist. Matt, who
starred in football (QB) and baseball (INF) at Frankford (Class of
1986), passed away recently. Obit is
here. Joe Mason's story is
A GoFundMe page is
On March 26, Cheltenham will play Father Judge in a “United 10” Fall
Alternate Football Season. In what may be a record Cheltenham will
have seven “Our Guys” on staff.
Head Coach - Ryan Nase (Father Judge)
Defensive Coordinator- Kyle Yeiter (Central)
Outside LB - Mike Yeiter (Central)
Inside LB- Paul Bryant (Cardinal Dougherty)
Defensive Tackles - Jim Fitzgerald (Father Judge)
Offensive Assistant - David Thomas (Simon Gratz)
Quarterbacks - Derek Talley (Father Judge)
RIP, John Fenningham Sr. John, who
starred in football at Judge (Class of 1972) and assisted primarily
at Judge and Penn Charter, passed away recently. Click
for an obit.
Best wishes going forward to
Episcopal grad Dave Magarity,
who is retiring as the women's basketball coach at Army. His
daughter, Maureen, is the coach at Holy Cross, and the teams met
RIP, Jay Norman. Mr. Norman, basketball
star at Mastbaum and Temple, passed away recently. In 1952, he
earned first team coaches' All-Public honors and the school would
not have another first teamer until 1972.
for Donald Hunt's obit.
RIP, Tom Konchalski. Mr. Konchalski, a NYC resident and giant among
basketball talent scouts, passed away yesterday. Click
here for an obit. and
here for another.
Major congrats to former Temple coach
Bruce Arians, who last night guided Tampa Bay to victory in the
Super Bowl! Among his chief assistants: defensive coordinator Todd
Bowles and special teams coordinator Keith Armstrong; Keith was an
All-City RB at the ol' Bishop Egan ('81). Both played at Temple.
here for Paul Domowitch's story.
RIP, John Chaney. Mr. Chaney, who
earned a spot in the Basketball HOF primarily off his coaching
success at Temple, passed away today at age 89. He starred at Ben
Franklin and coached at Gratz. Click
here for a story.
Episcopal grad Wayne Ellington
owns an "Our Guys" NBA record . . . Most Franchises Played
For. Detroit is No. 9 for Wayne in 12 seasons and this is his second
stint with the Pistons. Tied for second at eight:
Roman's Rasual Butler,
Strawberry Mansion's Ronald Murray
Dobbins' Doug Overton.
Best wishes going forward to Pat
McLoone, who will no longer serve as the managing editor/sports for
the Daily News/Inquirer and inquirer.com. Pat played hoops at
La Salle High
and in 1977 averaged 12.3 points in Catholic North play. Quite the
wing sniper, he led the Explorers with 17 points in a pre-playoff
loss to Dougherty.The leader of that La Salle team was current Iowa
coach Fran McCaffery.
here for Joe Mason's great story on now-retired
Dougherty/Fels basketball coach Mark Heimerdinger.
here for a
team pic of
2020-21 basketball varsity. IDs now added.
Major congrats to
Neumann-Goretti product Christian Barmore,
a soph DL at Alabama. He won defensive MVP honors in the national
championship game! Click
for an interview.
Mike Keenan, who played for Mark
Heimerdinger at Cardinal Dougherty in 1989, has replaced the
now-retired "Ding" as the basketball coach at Fels. He coached Fels'
JV for the previous eight seasons, was a boys assistant at Friends
Select 2005-12, the girls varsity at Kennedy-Kenrick in 2001-02, and
the girls JV at K-K from '97 through '02. Best of luck, Mike.
RIP Mike Mayock Sr. Mr. Mayock, who won
83 games and four Inter-Ac football titles over 19 seasons at Mavern
Prep/Haverford School, has passed away. His son, Mike Jr., is the
general manager of the Las Vegas Raiders. Click
Major congrats to
La Salle High grad Jimmy Morrissey,
who was won a prestigious national award for his football
accomplishment at Pitt. Click
for John Burkhart's early-construction pic of Penn Charter's new
RIP, John "Jack" Wallin. Mr. Wallin,
who in 1951 earned game MVP honors while leading St, Thomas More to
the basketball City Title, passed away recently. Click
here for a
classic Wilt Chamberlain Overbrook pic, as found by Craig Conlin.
Congrats to Roman/Penn State grad
who yesterday scored his first NBA points for the Cleveland
Cavaliers. He's now on
How cool is this?!
1967-68 JV basketball team, which earned national acclaim when,
while filling in for the suspended varsity, it beat McDevitt in a
Catholic League quarterfinal at the Palestra, could be inducted itno
the Naismith Basketball HOF in 2021. Major props to former player
and coach Joe Rapczynski, whose book about this team helped to put
it on the doorstep.
here for a story on Buffalo Bills coach
from his playing days at La Salle. And
for pics from 2009, when Sean was hired as the Eagles' defensive
here for Ed Barkowitz' great story on "Our Guys"
rookie NFL head coaches
Kevin Stefanski (SJ Prep,
Cleveland Browns) and
Joe Judge (Lansdale
jr. Ryleigh Heck, the SJ field hockey Player of the Year. Click
And to rookie Alexandra Marshall, the Coach of the Year. Click
Great news via Bob Dillon and Dan
Solis-Cohen. . . Two
Philly guys, Jeff Maconaghy and George Geiss, will be working
tomorrow's Army-Navy game. Congrats!
RIP, Bill Clausen. Bill, football coach
at West Philadelphia 1973-89 and then the defensive coordinator at
Frankford , passed away recently.
Dec . 7
RIP, Dick Allen. The Phillies' all-time
slugger, who should be in the HOF, passed away today.
RIP, John Smallwood. John, long a
sports writer/sport columnist for the Daily News, passed away
Check out these SJ Prep football
files . . .
SJ Prep 2020
*SJ Prep's Football History
*SJ Prep's Individual Scoring
*SJ Prep's Game-by-Game Results
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