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*The Diane Mosco Foundation Scholarship Basketball Games (five for boys, one for girls) will be played Saturday, Dec. 15, in the girls gym at Archbishop Wood. The schedule: Judge vs. Scranton Prep, noon; Lower Merion vs. Norristown, 1:30; Wood vs. Upper Dublin, girls, 3: Methacton vs. Neumann-Goretti, 4:30; Sanford (DE) vs. Imhotep, 6; Bethlehem Catholic vs. Wood, 7:30. . . . John Mosco, the coach of Wood's boys team, will be presenting two senior girls at Wood with $2,000 scholarships in Diane’s name before the Wood-Bethlehem Catholic game.
*Joe Rapczynski, the only member of North Catholic's 1968 junior varsity AND varsity basketball teams, has written a book about the game that drew national attention . . . the victory by North's JV, filling in for the suspended varsity, over McDevitt in a quarterfinal playoff at the Palestra. All angles are explored; even some new ones! Joe played at La Salle University and coached for 40 years on the high school/college level. Click here for more info and instructions on how to purchase the book. Congrats on this project, Joe! . . . Books will be available at the Markward Club luncheon Thursday Dec. 13 and Joe will make another appearance to sell/sign his book that night, 6 to 9 o'clock, at Byrne's Tavern, 3301 Richmond Street, in Port Richmond.
*Coaches/league administrators/organization leaders: Click here for info on Modell's Team Weeks program. The Philly area rep is Jake Tarlini - 917-453-3841 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
*If you have a film of the 1968 Catholic League football championship game, Cardinal Dougherty vs. Monsignor Bonner, please contact Earl "Skip" Ziegenfuss at email@example.com. Thanks!
*Coaches, education majors, phys ed teachers, student-athletes . . . Would you like to work at Future Stars Day Camps in summer 2019? Start the process now. Click here and submit your application.
*David Richman has written a book about the early years of the 76ers . . . His dad, Ike, was the owner and a guy named Wilt was his roommate. "Wilt, Ike, & Me" may be purchased here.
*Robert D. Oberst has written a second book, Renaissance Olympian, about Gene Oberst's very interesting life. Gene played football at Notre Dame for coach/mentor Knute Rockne, medaled in the javelin in the Olympics, coached two championship football teams at Roman and later became a professor and artist. The book may be purchased via Amazon. Please click here. Thank you.
*Click here to see the 2018 inductees/other honorees/details for Roman's upcoming Sports Hall of Fame banquet. . . . Eddie Griffin ('00) will now be in the club, thanks to the hard work of Joe McCourt and others.
*Bill Clausen is selling City Title football programs from 1945 to 1979 (almost all seasons). Cost: $10 apiece. He may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Cardinal Dougherty grad Shaun Ellis ('04), a former Phillies draftee and pitcher in the minor leagues and independent ball since 2009, is offering pitching lessons. He may be reached at 856-617-3557 or email@example.com.
*John Shiffert, who long entertained readers of this website with columns about baseball history, is looking for freelance writing opportunities. He now lives in the Philly area. If you know of any, please email John at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!*
*Popular basketball referee Tim Tirabasso remains in a rehab facility and continues to battle inoperable brain cancer. His family needs help to pay for medical expenses. You may make contributions to a GoFundMe page here. Thank you!
*Click here for a link to the High School Sports Show, which airs every Monday, 7 p.m., on 610-AM.
*If you happen to have a copy of the Sept./Oct. 1990 edition of Philly Sports Magazine, please contact Isaiah Montgomery at email@example.com. Thank you!
*Jim Lannigan, former football star at Father Judge High, has created a LinkedIn group for former All-City honorees in football, basketball and baseball. Post promotions that your company has. Promote a beef and beer that you are having for a charity event, Connect with those that are coaching or involved with the sport that you were involved with during your high school years, network, or just get back in touch, etc. Click here for the group's page.
*The commemorative book -- "La Salle College High School - 100 Years of Football History" -- has been released. It was written by 1969 grad Bill Wasylenko. Proceeds on book sales will benefit the school's Touchdown Club. The book is on sale at home games and can also be purchased on this eBay page.
*The Sports Fan Base Network (SFBN) is streaming games in 2018. To watch the games, go to www.sportsfanbasenetwork.com and click the "Live and On Demand Events" link in the middle of the screen. Click on the selected game, then the video player will open up on your screen. The game can be viewed on any computer with Internet as well as some video capable smart phones, including but not limited to, iPhones. Also, SFBN will be tweeting live during the game so feel free to follow us @The_SFBN with the #sfbn. The game is FREE OF CHARGE for all viewers so make sure you tune in to SFBN on Saturday night!
*Several game films from Bonner's 1984 season (with '83 to come) are available for viewing through Dropbox. For more info, contact Paul Golden at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Bill Wasylenko, La Salle High's football historian, seeks tapes of games
involving the Explorers from all eras. He already has many tapes
from 1988 to 2012, along with a few from '75 and '76 and some
from the early '60s. Bill may be reached at
*Videos of the 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 City All-Star Football Games are now available for purchase. Contact Brian Fluck at email@example.com for info.*
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