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As provided by Chuck Langerman, noted South Jersey sports historian
and a graduate of Cheltenham High (Montgomery County, Pa.)

Chuck's email . . . chucklang@hotmail.com

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JAN. 16
TRIVIA QUESTION

  Six-time NBA All-Star 
Kyrie Irving is the only player in the history of New Jersey high school boys' basketball to score 1,000 points at two different high schools. He scored 1,000 points and at both St. Patrick's and Montclair Kimberley Academy. Who is the only player in Southeastern Pennsylvania history to score 1,000 points at two different schools. For which schools did he do so?

JAN. 14
CHUCKBIT 
  With 697 career wins, veteran Holy Cross Academy boys' basketball coach John Valore (pictured here) is on the verge of becoming just the eighth boys' basketball coach in Philadelphia area (southeastern Pennsylvania and South Jersey) history to win 700 high school games. Valore, a graduate of South Philadelphia High School, previously coached at Cherry Hill East High School, Cumberland High, and Camden High. His overall career record is 697-433. In a great coincidence, Holy Ghost principal Kevin Burke played at St. Augustine for Paul Rodio.
The Top 8 in the Philly area are:
1. Paul Rodio, St. Augustine Prep, 
 937 wins
2.
Tony Chapman, Holy Ghost Prep, 859 wins  (perhaps 875; reports vary)
3. Paul Collins, Burlington City, Riverside, Willingboro  788 wins
4. Clarence Turner, Camden,  775 wins
5. *Speedy Morris, St. Joseph's Prep, Penn Charter, Roman,  750 wins
6. Tom Feraco, Middle Township,  722 wins
7. Jim Crawford, Camden Catholic, 713 wins
8. John Valore, Holy Cross, Camden, Cumberland, Cherry Hill East  697 wins
*-Yesterday vs. Father Judge

JAN, 13
CHUCKBIT

"A SCHOOL FIRST"
  It's January 13,and for the first time in Cheltenham High School sports history, neither the boys' basketball team or the football team have yet to lose a Suburban One League game. The football team coached by Father Judge grad Ryan Nase went (6-0) in conference play, while coach Pede Fleury's Panther basketball team is also currently (6-0) in the league and (12-1) overall. It's an incredible record when you consider star point-guard Zahree Harrison went down with a knee injury the first game of the season, requiring season-ending surgery. Harrison, a St. Francis University Loretto signee, played his freshman season at Archbishop Wood. On Saturday, Rider University signee Jaelen McGlone (pictured here) exploded for 29 points, and budding sophomore star Justin Moore added 13 points and dealt out 12 assists to lead the Chelts to a hard-earned 75-71 victory over host Downingtown West High. The Panthers play  Malvern Prep, with their high-scoring guard Deuce Turner, in a non-league match-up tonight in Malvern..