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
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
Best wishes going forward to John
Doherty, who has stepped down as Eastern Regional's football coach.
Huck Palmer's Twitter page for notes about special
accomplishments by multiple SJ Prep players.
RIP, Walt Burrows. The
beloved, "forever" high school sports writer for the Courier-Post,
has passed away at age 93. Click
here for the obit.
In what was likely its final football game (slated to close in
June), Bishop McDevitt fell to Southern Columbia 42-14, in a Class
2A state semifinal. Thanks to the Royal Lancers' players, coaches
and fans for many great memories.
RIP, Mitch Schneider . . . Mitch, who coached
Southern's basketball team to the 1986 and 1987 Public League
championships and 252 wins from 1975 through 1989, has passed away.
Schedule for the Inter-Ac's round robin session (Malvern
excluded): 10/31, EA at SCH, GA at HS, idle PC; 11/7. SCH at GA, PC
at EA, idle HS. 11/14, PC at GA, HS at SCH, idle EA. 11/21 SCH vs PC
at GA, EA at HS, idle GA. 11/28 GA at EA, PC at HS, idle SCH.
How'd this happen? (smile.) Ryan grad
Frank McArdle V is the football coach at Judge. Judge grad
Brian Murphy is the coach at Ryan
Brian Murphy is Ryan's interim football coach.
Best wishes going forward to Chris
Lampart, who is no longer Ryan's football coach.
The Inter-Ac League, excluding
Malvern, has announced plans to play a round-robin football schedule
Note from Ted: No updates will be
made for the foreseeable future. Sorry. Thanks. Take care.
Trivia answer: Wilt Chamberlain
averaged 48.5 minutes per game for the Philadelphia Warriors in the
1961-62 season. Yes, that’s more time than the normal game. The
Warriors played 50 extra minutes in that 80-game season due to seven
overtime games – five with one extra period, one with two and one
with three. So, the team’s average was 48.6 minutes. Correct
answers, in order, were provided by John “Blade/Lefty” McCauley,
Chuck Langerman, Gerry Sasse, Ted Rauch, Dan Solis-Cohen, Kevin
Lauer and George Orsino. Thanks to all participants!
Our thoughts and prayers are with the
family and friends of Mike Gale. Mike, an Overbrook product, 11 year
player in the NBA/ABA and cousin of former Daily News statman
Keith Hines, has passed away. RIP, Mike. Click
The West Jersey Football League still plans to start football on the
weekend of Oct. 2, but the divisions have been altered based
on geography. Click
here for Tom McGurk's presentation.
Trivia question. Why is 48.5 a
legendary number in Philly sports history? Send your answer to
by 6 p.m. Thanks.
Story time . . . Click
for: In his reluctant return to QB for a playoff,
West Catholic's Matt Rodia
steered his team to TD after TD after TD . . . All were needed, too,
Anyone out there remember the "Vandalizin' Varmint"? Click
here for previous ALERTS!! . . .1