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GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
*Click here for info on the 17th annual Athletes Helping Athletes Benefit Golf Outing, set for Oct. 14.
 
*CheckBall Magazine's Summer Grand Finale Summer Showcase will be held Aug. 18 and 19. All kinds of events. Click here.
 
*All-time basketball coach Rich "Yank" Yankowitz will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award when Murrell Dobbins Tech holds its Founder's Luncheon on Saturday, Nov. 10, noon start, at the Hilton Hotel on City Avenue. Cost is $55 per person. For more info, contact Carolyn Monson at cmonson@dobbinsalumniinc.com.
 
*Click here for info on the 3rd annual John "Whitey" Sullivan Golf Classic, set for August 17.
 
*St. Barnabas School, in Southwest Philly, needs a gym for after-school practices and games during the 2018-19 CYO basketball season. If you can help, please contact coach Steve Batory (West Catholic '69, Penn '73) at stevebat26@gmail.com. Thanks!
 
*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.
 
*Head Coach Bernie Rogers will be running a basketball camp at The Haverford School Aug 6-9. For more info contact Coach Rogers at rogersryan11@yahoo.com
 
*The Haverford School is looking for one team for its annual Don McBride Classic on Dec.7 and 8. Contact Bernie Rogers brogers@haverford.org if interested.
 
*New inductees for West Catholic's Sports HOF have been announced. Click here for names and banquet details (Oct. 6).
 
*The Costanzo Baseball Experience, directed by Carroll coach/alum Mike Costanzo, a former MLBer, will be held this summer in five sessions -- three hitting clinics and two camps. Click here for the main page and/or here for the complete details with registration opportunities.
 
*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.
  
*Improve your game this summer with a current college basketball coach and a staff of current players. Reach out to 215-779-4243 or email jingram360@gmail.com for a 20-percent day camp discount.
  
*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.
  
*Conwell-Egan seeks an opponent for an Aug. 31 football game to be played in Wildwood, NJ. Contact assistant AD Rich Papirio at rpapirio@conwell-egan.org.
 
*Frankford seeks a varsity football opponent for Sept. 7 or 8, 2018. Contact Bill Sytsma at 215-834-6441.
 
*Bill Clausen is selling City Title football programs from 1945 to 1979 (almost all seasons). Cost: $10 apiece. He may be reached at billpclausen@gmail.com.
 
*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 shaunellis08@gmail.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 jas2writer@gmail.com. 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 hbgsharks25@gmail.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.

SOCCER
 
*Matt Davis, former Bishop McDevitt multisport athlete and student writer for this website, is now the head coach at Mount Aloysius College, a D-III school in Cresson, Pa. (near Altoona). If you've got game and think you'd like to be part of Matt's program, send him an email at mattdavissoccer@gmail.com.

FOOTBALL
 
*Click here for info on the 3rd annual John "Whitey" Sullivan Golf Classic, set for August 17.
 
*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.
 
*Conwell-Egan seeks an opponent for an Aug. 31 football game to be played in Wildwood, NJ. Contact assistant AD Rich Papirio at rpapirio@conwell-egan.org.
 
*Frankford seeks a varsity opponent for Sept. 7 or 8, 2018. Contact Bill Sytsma at 215-834-6441.
 
*Bill Clausen is selling City Title programs from 1945 to 1979 (almost all seasons). Cost: $10 apiece. He may be reached at billpclausen@gmail.com. 
 
*If you have a film of the 1973 Mastbaum-Southern game, please contact Michael Anderson at tandm1214@gmail.com.

 
*To purchase a copy of the DVD for the 42st annual City All-Star Football Game, please contact game director Brian Fluck at brianfluckwc@hotmail.com. Cost of $15 includes shipping. 
 
*Chestnut Hill College has started a sprint team (weight limit: 172 pounds). Would you like to give it a whirl? Contact coach Mike Pearson at PearsonM@chc.edu.
 
*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 paul.golden@gmail.com.  

  *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 explorerfb@gmail.com.
 
  *If you would like to become a sponsor (or make a donation) for the City All-Star Game, please contact game director Brian Fluck at 215-386-2244, ext. 265, or brianfluckwc@hotmail.com

  *Videos of the 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 City All-Star Football Games are now available for purchase. Contact Brian Fluck at brianfluckwc@hotmail.com for info.*


BASEBALL
 
*The Costanzo Baseball Experience, directed by Carroll coach/alum Mike Costanzo, a former MLBer, will be held this summer in five sessions -- three hitting clinics and two camps. Click here for the main page and/or here for the complete details with registration opportunities.
 
*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 shaunellis08@gmail.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 jas2writer@gmail.com. Thank you!
 
*Former Episcopal Academy star Dan Williams ('04), now an assistant with the Churchmen, is the director of D-Will Performance, which is based in King of Prussia and helps players reach their potential by taking a cutting-edge approach to baseball development. Pitchers and position players are encouraged to contact Dan at 610-213-1958 or dwillperformance@gmail.com.

BASKETBALL
 
*CheckBall Magazine's Summer Grand Finale Summer Showcase will be held Aug. 18 and 19. All kinds of events. Click here.
 
*All-time basketball coach Rich "Yank" Yankowitz will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award when Murrell Dobbins Tech holds its Founder's Luncheon on Saturday, Nov. 10, noon start, at the Hilton Hotel on City Avenue. Cost is $55 per person. For more info, contact Carolyn Monson at cmonson@dobbinsalumniinc.com.
 
*St. Barnabas School, in Southwest Philly, needs a gym for after-school practices and games during the 2018-19 CYO basketball season. If you can help, please contact coach Steve Batory (West Catholic '69, Penn '73) at stevebat26@gmail.com. Thanks!
 
*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.
 
*Head Coach Bernie Rogers will be running a basketball camp at The Haverford School Aug 6-9. For more info contact Coach Rogers at rogersryan11@yahoo.com
 
*The Haverford School is looking for one team for its annual Don McBride Classic on Dec.7 and 8. Contact Bernie Rogers brogers@haverford.org if interested.
 
 *Improve your game this summer with a current college coach and a staff of current players. Reach out to 215-779-4243 or email jingram360@gmail.com for a 20-percent day camp discount.
 
*Bill "Mr. Bill" Williams, long-time assistant at Southern, is selling DVDs of Philly high school games going back to 1989. Click here for his website page and contact info and here for an updated list of available DVDs.
  *If you happen to have a copy of the Sept./Oct. 1990 edition of Philly Sports Magazine, please contact Isaiah Montgomery at hbgsharks25@gmail.com. Thank you! 
 
*Games involving city-leagues teams are being telecast this season on www.sportsfanbase.com, with former Northeast High baseball star Ari Bluestein as the play-by-play man. Ari's twitter handle is The_SFBN. And click here for SFBN's Facebook page. 

  *Click here for ISAA's assorted offerings. 
  *Joseph DeMayo, son of Joe DeMayo, long-time college basketball referee and the assigner of referees for the Catholic League, is experiencing a health issue (kidney failure) that has left him out of work and facing financial challenges. To help Joseph and his family, referees Wally Rutecki, Michael Chesney and John Hughes have started a tax deductible fund. If you can contribute, please send a check to Joseph DeMayo Kidney Fight Fund, 533 Vernon Road, Springfield, PA 19064. Thank you.   

SPECIAL NOTES
 
*Please check out a business owned by Ed Kerr, Jr., a 1960 West Catholic grad and long-time supporter of the school's athletic programs (also mover/shaker in alumni association) -- www.SafetyBroadcast.com. Thanks!  
  *Joseph DeMayo, son of Joe DeMayo, long-time college basketball referee and the assigner of referees for the Catholic League, is experiencing a health issue (kidney failure) that has left him out of work and facing financial challenges. To help Joseph, referees Wally Rutecki, Michael Chesney and John Hughes have started a tax deductible fund. If you can contribute, please send a check to Joseph DeMayo Kidney Fight Fund, 533 Vernon Road, Springfield, PA 19064. Thank you. 

BOOK ANNOUNCEMENTS
  *Click here for info about a book, written by Germantown Academy basketball all-timer Paul Hutter (Princeton alum), that examines the glory era of Ivy League basketball.   

SPECIAL NOTES  
 
*The family of John Wagner is proud to announce the formation of The Coach Wags Memorial Foundation, which honors the late, beloved former freshman football coach at St. Joseph's Prep. The foundation's sole mission is to raise money for The Cancer Center at Children's Hospital. For more information, email THECOACHWAGSMEMORIALFOUNDATION@yahoo.com and/or check out The Coach Wags Memorial Foundation on Facebook. Please share your favorite memories and thoughts.