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ALERTS!!
Click here for Daily News sports.
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here for Special Photos.
To see Aaron Carter's recent DN stories, go to www.philly.com and put his name in the search box.

  Click here to see Ted's list of the 50 Most Memorable Playoff Games in City History (football, basketball, baseball; through 2007-08). Click here for Part Two (grouped by school year.)
  Click here for "Top 5 in 35." Each school's Top 5 athletes (must have played a "major" sport -- FB/bask/base) in the first 35 school years Ted covered Philly HS sports (through 2009-10).
 
Click here for "Only in the Pub, Part I and II" . . . Ted's look at the crazy, funny, curious, ridiculous, disturbing and/or head-scratching moments that make Public League sports so legendary (through 2012-13).

***Click here for even older alerts.***
(The ones on this page go back to start of 2010-11 school year.)

June 14
  
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (In one key category, Malvern now owns the All-City lead)

June 13
  Best wishes going forward to the Rev. Joseph Campellone, who is stepping down as
Judge's president. "Father Camp" has been a great supporter of the Crusaders' athletic program. 

June 12
 
In the Class AA state final, Neumann-Goretti fell to Neshannock, 9-0. Click here for Ace's story. The recap is here.
  Schedule note: N-G game is expected to start at 3:35.
  Click here for the updated list of first team All-City baseball honorees, by school.
 
La Salle sr. OF Jimmy Herron has become just the second athlete in city history to be named to an All-City team six times. Click here for the updated All-City Multi-Sport list.
  The updated All-City Fathers/Sons list is here.
  The names of the first- and second-team All-City baseball honorees can now be found here on the master lists.
 
***Click here for Ace's Daily News All-City Baseball Team, and special congrats to the top honorees, MVP Joey Lancellotti (Wood) and Pitcher of the Year Nick Bralczyk (Bonner-Prendie).***

June 11
 
Roman's Class AAAA state basketball champs are still enjoying the "moment" . . . almost three months later (smile). Click here for four pics, as provided by athletic director Dan DiBerardinis. Thanks, Dan!
 
Joe Zeglinski, who starred there, is Ryan's new basketball coach.
  ***Ace's All-City Baseball Team is scheduled to appear in tomorrow's Daily News.***
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (Neumann-Goretti has a chance to sniff VERY rare air)
  The state Class AA baseball final, Neumann-Goretti vs. Neshannock, will be played tomorrow, 3 p.m., at Penn State. It will be shown on Pennsylvania Cable Network. Click here.
  After his local team, Loyalsock, dropped a state semi to N-G yesterday, a TV reporter took a shot at the Saints. Click
here.
 
Recaps for state playoffs involving CL teams are here.

June 10
 
Neumann-Goretti product Albert Baur (1B) was drafted in the 28th round by Pittsburgh. His dad, Al (Southern '86), pitched in the Phillies' farm system.
  The
Phillies drafted two former Penn Charter stars today:  Duke SS-P Kenny Koplove (17th round, brother of ex-MLBer Mike Koplove, a Chestnut Hill product) and Tampa OF Andrew Amaro (35th round, Ruben's nephew) . . . Also, in the 18th round, the Phillies drafted Barry University C Greg Brodzinski, a product of South Jersey's Bishop Eustace. His dad, Barry, was a basketball all-timer at North Catholic ('73) and later was the head coach at Roman.
  Maryland jr. LHP Jake Drossner (Council Rock North) was drafted in the 10th round by Milwaukee. His dad, Stu, was a star infielder at  Washington ('81).

  The Class AA state baseball semi was completed this afternoon and   Neumann-Goretti claimed a 9-1 win over Loyalsock.
  Click here for Dan Geringer's DN story about a special hoops event being relentlessly supported by former
FLC star Mike Terry ('88), who's now a Deputy Sheriff. The event, set for Saturday at Chestnut Hill College, will raise education funds for the young children of deceased police officer Robert Wilson.

June 9
  The completion of N-G/Loyalsock has been pushed back to tomorrow.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (PL umps in the spotlight)

June 8
 
**Click here to see the Carpenter Cup roster for Public.**
  In a Class AA state baseball semi: Neumann-Goretti owns a 5-0 lead over Loyalsock in the fourth inning. Due to a violent storm, game was suspended. To be continued at 4 p.m. tomorrow.
  For those who keep asking . . . We have not yet received the Pub's Carpenter Cup roster.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (CL umps in the spotlight)

June 7
  Click here for an update on former
SJ Prep hoops star Reggie Redding, who's now thriving overseas.

June 6
 
**Click here to see the Carpenter Cup rosters for Inter-Ac/Indy and Catholic.**
 
Roxborough sr. DT Javahn Singleton will play college football at Wesley, in Delaware.
  In the state lacrosse final, SJ Prep fell to Radnor, 11-10, in OT.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (Like father, like son) 
  Ace sets up today's SJ Prep-Radnor lacrosse state final here.

June 5
 
Vaux G Rysheed Jordan has left St. John's to pursue a pro career. Click here for a story from the New York Post.
  Congrats to Donald Hunt, long-time sports writer for The Philadelphia Tribune, who will be the commencement speaker for
Engineering and Science (June 16)!
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (Public League diamond hat tricks, at least, in this century)
  Ari Bluestein, kingpin of Sports Fan Base Network, will handle play-by-play duties on Pennsylvania Cable Network for tomorrow's telecast of the state lacrosse final involving
SJ Prep (vs. Radnor, 2:30 start).

  Recaps for state playoffs involving CL teams are here.

June 4
 
Result in a state playoff: Neumann-Goretti beat Camp Hill, 5-1.
 
MC&S sr. G Samir Doughty, originally a St. John's commit, will play college basketball at Virginia Commonwealth.
  Result in a state playoff: SJ Prep fell to Wyoming Valley West, 2-1. (N-G's game is tonight.)
 
***Ted Taylor is in his 40th year of writing hobby columns. Congrats! His latest column is here.***
  **Click
here for pics from the Phillies ceremony described right below.**
 
All-time Phillies sluggers Dick Allen and Ryan Howard are scheduled to participate this afternoon, 2:30 start, as the Phillies hold a grand opening ceremony for  the Urban Youth Academy Field. That field is right next to Richie Ashburn Field, in South Philly's FDR Park. 
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (Catholic League diamond hat tricks, at least, in this century)
  Check out some cool news here involving Arcadia University basketball coach Justin Scott, a product of
Engineering and Science. Best of luck, Justin!

June 3
  Tomorrow's state quarterfinals . . .
AAAA: SJ Prep vs. Wyoming Valley West, 4 p.m., at Easton High; AA: Neumann-Goretti vs. Camp Hill, 6:30 p.m., at Walter Stump Stadium, in Pine Grove.
  At 8:35 on the
Phillies' telecast, cameraman Mike Miller was shown eating a hot dog as part of Dollar Dog Night festivities. Click here for a story that details what Mike accomplished 25 years ago.
  Results in state playoffs: SJ Prep and Neumann-Goretti won. Olney, Wood, Franklin Towne (via forfeit) and GAMP lost.
  Updates to the state baseball schedule can be found here.
  Click here for a story from pennlive.com on Franklin Towne's decision to forfeit its first round game in the PIAA state baseball playoffs.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (Inter-Ac League diamond hat tricks, at least, in this century)
  Tim Ginter, formerly the coach at his alma mater,
Judge, is the new baseball boss at Germantown Academy. Click here.

June 2
 
**Randy Seidman offers recaps for Division I tourney teams with "Our Guys" . . . and a list that details EVERY homer hit this season. Click here. Next week: Player, Pitcher and Rookie of the Year awards along with all-star teams. Thank you, Randy!!**
 
Franklin Towne has forfeited out of the Class AAA state playoffs. A Catholic League team will not be permitted to take the Coyotes' place.
  A reminder . . .
  The 13th annual Gregory Hennigar 7-on-7, touch-football tournament, which features high school teams (Catholic, Public, Inter-Ac, District 1; two divisions of six apiece), will be played June 20, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., on the turf field at Ramp Playground, across the street from Father Judge High, as well as on the field behind Judge's building.
  Click here for a cool NBA nugget from Mitchell & Ness.
  ***Once again, click
here for info on postponed state playoffs.*** 
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (Kevin McGowan's amazing career)

June 1
  ***
Update: All state games involving Cath/Pub games were postponed. Rescheduled for tomorrow. Click here for updated info.***
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (How Cath/Pub baseball teams have fared in state playoffs)
 
Congrats to website stalwarts Jon "Duck" Gray and Amauro "Amar" Austin, who received thanks-for-your-support awards at Friday night's All-City Basketball Classic! (Congrats also to AAU guru Kamal Yard, a third honoree.)

May 31
 
The schedule for tomorrow's first round playoffs is
here.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (Wood's nail-biting playoff success over 26 seasons)
 

May 30
  These historical pages for Pub baseball have been updated . . .
  Low-Hit Games in Postseason
  High-Strikeout Games in Postseason
  Home Runs in Postseason

  High-Hit Games in Postseason
  High-RBI Games in Postseason

  These historical pages for Cath baseball have been updated . . .
 
Low-Hit Games in Postseason
  High-Strikeout Games in Postseason
  Home Runs in Postseason

  High-Hit Games in Postseason
 
High-RBI Games in Postseason

May 29
  Click here for an update on former
Imhotep basketball star Brandon Austin, who's still trying to find a next home.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (Cath extends CT dominance)

May 28
 
Wood (AAA) and SJ Prep (AAAA) were the winners in today's City Title baseball games. Ace's combo ink is here. Recaps for all three CTs are here.  
 
Judge sr. P-1B Ryan O'Neill will play college baseball at Phila. U.
  The Valor Bowl, Chester County's version of the City All-Star Football Game, will be played tonight, 7 o'clock, at West Chester University. Two Malvern players will participate.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (Championship wait times for Pub schools in the three major sports . . . **updated with new info**)
  In the first round of the state lacrosse playoffs last night, SJ Prep beat Shanahan, 9-7. Ace's ink to sr. G Mike Marchese.

May 27
 
A recap of today's Class AA City Title is here.
 
La Salle sr. INF Ian McIntosh will play college baseball at Scranton (and light up intramural basketball games with DEEP three-pointers).
  **Delaware sr. OF
Joe Giacchino (Malvern) is one of 18 finalists for a college award that honors players who demonstrate leadership and commitment in all aspects of life, stay active in their community, are dedicated in the classroom and inspire the will to win among those around them. He needs your vote! Click here for the story and here to vote for Joe! Thanks!**
 
La Salle University sr. F Jerrell Wright, a member of Dobbins' HOF, will work out for the 76ers tomorrow. Click here
  To purchase a copy of the DVD for the 41st annual City All-Star Football Game, please contact game director Brian Fluck at
brianfluckwc@hotmail.com. Cost of $15 includes shipping.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (Wood's partners with football/baseball championships)
  Last night, Franklin Towne beat Olney, 9-7, to become the Pub's first charter baseball champ. Click here for Ace's ink. Recap is here. Starting lineup is here.

May 26
  Historical baseball pages . . .
 
All-Public team is here. All-Catholic team is here. (If your name is misspelled . . . tedtee307@yahoo.com. The fix WILL be made.) Recaps of CL prelims/quarters/semis are here. Recap of CL final is here. Recaps of all Pub playoffs (since 1981) except for finals are here. Recap of PL final is here.
  Click
here for: Never Know Where You'll See a Catholic League Championship Plaque.
  Benjamin Simon, a sophomore basketball-baseball player at Science Leadership Academy, is co-directing a website (with schoolmate William Derry) that covers the City 6. Click here for The Empire.
 
The lineup for Wood's baseball champs is now on this list.
  Baseball historian John Shiffert takes a look at the long-gone (and we do mean looonnng-gone) American Association. Click here.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (Jimmy Herron's two-sport career featured an amazing number of playoff appearances/wins)

May 25
  The historical pages for Inter-Ac baseball have been updated . . .
 
List of Champions
  Thumbnail Sketches of Title Teams
  Coaches' All-Inter-Ac Teams (Assorted Years, Through 1999)
  Coaches' All-Inter-Ac Teams (2000-)
 
Standings, 1978-

 
Happy Memorial Day . . . and thanks to all who have served.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (Wood's unmatched high-wire act.)

May 24
  Click here for a great story, by Joe Myers of the South Philly Review, on
N-G product Joey Gorman and his inspirational journey.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (Two-sport stalwarts, with success in quick order: Ryan's Seneca Williams and Wood's Jarrett McClenton)

May 23
 
UPDATE . . . Randy Seidman has had a change of heart. The NCAA's selection show is Monday. Early to the middle of next week, Randy will craft a report about the still-alive teams with Philly guys. Thanks, Randy!
  For those who've been asking . . . Randy Seidman will finish out the season of Hometown Philly baseball awards on Twitter. His handle is @rseidman9. Follow him there. His final awards will be doled out on a piecemeal basis after the MLB draft. Thanks for MANY years of great contributions, Randy!
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (Wood has already made a strong impact on the City All-Star Game)

May 22
 
A very big basketball event is coming up (among three total). Jon "Duck" Gray breaks things down here.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (
John Hall's amazing story)
 
Click here for: One Halluva Reason to Celebrate!
 
Click here for: He's a Good Christian.
 
Click here for: He Can Catch AND Ref.
 
Click here for: Manny Reasons to Chest Bump.
 
Click here for: Could There Be Moore Disappointment?

  Click here for recaps of all games in City All-Star history.
  Click here for all TDs thrown in City All-Star history.
  Click here for the updated City All-Star records.
  Click here for all TDs scored in City All-Star history.
  The May 21 Tedbit has been updated to include three performances -- two for records -- from last night's game.

May 21
  In the 41st annual City All-Star Football Game . . .
  Non-Public beat Public, 34-33, as Paul
Dooley (SCH Academy), on a busted play, hit a prone John Hall (Wood) for a 20-yard TD at 0:00 and Dan McDonald (Wood), after
N-P was hit with a 15-yard penalty for rushing the field to celebrate Hall's TD, hammered a 35-yard PAT. N-P leads the series, 22-18-1.
Ted's report is posted. Click here for pics taken before the game (captions now added to player groups; click on the pics to see them). Click here for game/award pics. Click here for records broken/tied, boxscore and final rosters. Click here for a celebration pic . . . Wood's Alex Arcangeli broke the game record for rushing yards with 193. In defeat, Franklin's Kevin Caldwell passed 11-for-19 for a record (by faaaarrrr) 347 yards and three TDs.
 
Dan Spinelli (see May 18) made his solo-act Daily News debut today with a story on page 6. Click here. Congrats, Dan!
 
Twenty-five years ago, Northeast LB Charles Way led the Pub to victory in the City All-Star Game. Click here for Ted's story. And click here to see how much Charles has accomplished.

  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (Top 10 rushing/passing/receiving performances in City All-Star Game, 1975-14)

May 20
 
SJ Prep beat La Salle, 12-10, for the CL lacrosse championship. Click here for Chris Goldberg's story from phillylacrosse.com.
  Washington beat Frankford, 16-4, for the PL lacrosse championship. Click here for a story from phillylacrosse.com.
  Albright jr.
Oumar Diawara (Boys' Latin; where he also played soccer, football and baseball) will compete today in the NCAA D-III national track championships in the 100 and 200 . . . and click here for a great story about Oumar from Albright's website.
 
The 41st annual City All-Star Football Game will be played Thursday, 7 o'clock, at Northeast High. Click here for the rosters. But click here for links to stuff from 2014/prior.

May 19
  Congrats to
Malvern product Joe Giacchino, Delaware's baseball MVP! Click here.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. ("Our Guys" vs. Elsewhere Guys)
  In lacrosse, last night's final of the Inter-Ac Challenge featured two unbeaten teams. Haverford School topped Hun (NJ), 15-8, to finish 25-0. Ace's ink in overall context.

May 18
  Website legend/
La Salle product Dan Spinelli, who'll be a soph at Penn come September, today started a summer internship (news department) at the Daily News. Best of luck, Dan!
  Are you ready for some Week Zero football? Malvern will play St. Rita, of Chicago, on Friday, Aug. 28, at Soldier Field!
 
Wood jr. QB Anthony Russo will college football at Rutgers.

May 17
  Check back tomorrow for the start of "Project Alphabest" . . . the best players in the three major sports over the last four-odd decades, grouped by the first letters of their last names.

May 16
 
Wood jr. QB Anthony Russo will announce his college decision during a press conference Monday afternoon at school.
 
***Click here for the first draft of the Inter-Ac Master Football Schedule, and thanks to Jim DeCarlo, who assigns the referees, for providing it.***

  In lacrosse last night, Haverford School beat Malvern, 13-8, in the semis of the Inter-Ac Challenge. Ace's ink is here.

May 15
  Click here to see 6ABC's report on the great fight being waged by Saint Joseph's University baseball player
Joey Gorman, a product of Neumann-Goretti.
 
***Click here for the first draft of the Pub Master Football Schedule, and thanks to chairman Ken Geiser for providing it.***
  Haverford School recently won the state private schools' track and field championship. Click here for a team pic/text, as provided by Dawn Blake, the school's media relations manager.

  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (Bill Gallagher is about retire as a teacher/coach. Interaction with him has always been great!)

May 14
  For many reasons, we are no longer covering baseball. Sorry.
  The best performances in the 2015 City Title track meet (most from AAA, some from AA) can now be found here.
 
Constitution sr. G Haneef Vaughn will play D-1 JUCO hoops at Baltimore City Community College.
  O'Hara grad Kim Waiters, the son of long-time Pub ref Larry Waiters, has been named a basketball assistant at New Jersey Institute of Technology.

 
New landing spots: SJ Prep QB Skyler Mornhinweg from Florida to Columbia; MC&S F Jeremiah "Lump" Worthem from Robert Morris to North Carolina Central.

  In lacrosse yesterday, Episcopal beat Hill School, 5-4. Ace's ink to jr. faceoff whiz Christian Feliziani.

May 12
 

  The answer to the trivia question is Kevin Butler. He pitched a no-hitter for Randolph vs. now-closed University City in 2010. Randolph's students play football for Dobbins. He was Dobbins' starting QB in the '09 and '10 seasons.
 
Update - hint: The guy who's the answer did his pitching and quarterbacking for different schools!!
 
The standings have been updated through 5/12. Click
here.
 
Update: Here are the incorrect guesses, with MANY for some of the guys, we've received so far for the trivia question listed below: Penn Charter's Matt Ryan, Germantown Academy's Sean Grieve, Dougherty's Sean McGovern, Mastbaum's John Grone, Frankford's Tim DiGiorgio, SJ Prep's Aaron Haas, Ryan's Ed Hughes, Chestnut Hill Academy's Mike Mattei, Ryan's John Price, N-G's Mark Donato and SJ Prep's Chris Martin. (Some didn't pitch in this century. One didn't even play football -- smile.) Anyway, the correct answer will be posted at 11 o'clock. (Ryan's John Price DID pitch a perfect game in 2000, but his football career ended in the fall of '99.) . . . And I'll give a hint at 10!
 
Click here for: Since When Are Softballs Used in Baseball Games?
 
Click here for: Taking a Stance . . . Many of Them, Actually.
 
Click here for: "Drillon" the Yellow Thing.
  In crucial Inter-Ac games . . .
 
Penn Charter beat Haverford School, 4-3, as jr. RH Harrison Timberlake went the distance and frosh RF Mike Siani clubbed a two-run homer. Ted's report is posted. Pics here. Meanwhile, Malvern beat SCH Academy, 5-3, to win the championship at 8-2. HS finished 7-3. 
  Update: Only incorrect guesses so far on the no-hitter question listed below. Keep trying, folks. The effort is appreciated.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click
here. (Details on the four no-hitters suffered in CL play this season by O'Hara)
  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Bill Small. Bill, a first team All-City linebacker for North Catholic in '86 and an All-American honoree at Lycoming (HOF inductee in '05), passed away over the weekend. RIP, Bill.
 
Note from Ted: As near as I can figure, Bonner-Prendie's Collin DiGalbo yesterday became just the second Cath/Pub/Int quarterback in this century to be part of a no-hitter. Who was the other? Send your guess to me at tedtee307@yahoo.com and become famous (smile).
 
In lacrosse yesterday, Penn Charter beat Germantown Academy, 5-4. Ace's ink to jr. G Sean Mckee.
  Yesterday's no-hitters by
Bonner-Prendie (Collin DiGalbo/Evan Raiburn) and Bracetti (Miguel Cintron) are now on this list.

May 11
 
Neumann-Goretti jr. WG Zane Martin will play college basketball at Towson.
 
The updated baseball standings are here.
  The recaps for the Pub playoffs are now here.
  Click here for the matchups for the 2nd round of the Pub playoffs, as confirmed by chairman Barry Strube.
  Click
here for: Gimme an Hour and I'll Control This Thing . . . and here for: And Later I'll Make the Game-Saving Catch.
 
Click here for: One C-E Player Is All in Favor of Going Green.
 
Click here for: It Must Be Nice to Be Rich.
  Final seeds for Cath playoffs, via moderator Joe Parisi . . .
  1. Wood; 2. N-G; 3. SJ Prep; 4. La Salle; 5. Roman; 6. Judge; 7. Carroll; 8. B-P; 9. Lansdale; 10. C-E. . . .
***Click here for brackets (dates and times for prelims/quarters included).***
  Reported winners in Cath: B-P, Carroll, C-E, N-G, SJ Prep, Wood.
  Reported winners in Pub first-round playoffs, as of 8:45: Franklin, Science Lead., Furness, Bracetti, King, Maritime, Mastbaum, Kensington.
  Conwell-Egan beat La Salle, 4-3, as frosh 2B Brian Nicolas made a leaping snag of a liner for the final out (with the tying run on third). Ted's report is posted. Pics
here.
  Special result: B-P sr. Collin DiGalbo (six innngs) and soph Evan Raiburn combined to no-hit O'Hara.
  Two Roman football stars are going the prep school route: sr. RB Dimetri Kelly to Wyoming Seminary (Pa.) and sr. WR AJ Frazier to Bridgton Academy (Maine).

  Lineman Mark "Spider" Webb, a product of Bok/Southern, will next play JUCO football at Valley Forge Military College.

  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (
Bonner grad Brendan McLoone inspires this list: "Our Guys" NFL teammates, 1965-2014)

May 10
  Congrats to good-guy
2008 O'Hara grad Ryan Wolski, the new girls' basketball coach at Marple-Newtown.
 
Happy Mother's Day!!
 
Welcome to our newest advertiser, the Philadelphia Black Sox 19U baseball team. Tournament/exhibition games will be played from late May to early August. To join the team contact Coach Paul at 215-990-3188 or paulkennethjohnson@yahoo.com. Click here for the ad and thanks for joining us, Paul!
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (CL sprint champs who have also claimed first team football honors, 1966-2015)

May 9
  Click here for a press release/photos (courtesy of Dawn Blake, the media relations manager) from
Haverford School's website about the new basketball coach, Bernie Rogers.
 
La Salle is the Catholic League track champ. Alex Sislo became just the second guy in 48 years to sweep the HJ, LJ and TJ. Click here for the updated historical pages . . . and click here for the updated historical pages for Public League track. Imhotep won that crown yesterday.
 
Best wishes going forward to Lynard Stewart, who has resigned as Penn Charter's basketball coach to pursue a master's degree.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click
here. (
Science Lead. joins the all-Ws club)
 
Washington sr. F Charles Brown will play college hoops at Saint Joseph's, after a prep school year. Click here. And teammate Aaron Curry, a sr. F, will join Frankford's Quadire Truesdale at Frank Phillips College, a D-1 JUCO in Texas.  
  In girls lacrosse yesterday, Episcopal beat SCH Academy, 15-6. Ace's ink to fraternal twins Jane and Lily Crager. 
 
The updated baseball standings are here.

May 8
 
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of John Vincent "Jack" Walsh Jr. Mr. Walsh, the father of former Wood basketball star/coach Jack Walsh III (and grandfather of players Jack IV and Eric), passed away yesterday. RIP, sir.
  The schedule for Monday's first round of the Pub playoffs (two matchups not completely decided) can be found here.
 
Frankford sr. PG Quadire Truesdale will play college basketball at Frank Phillips College, a D-1 JUCO in Texas.
 
The updated baseball standings are here.
 
Baseball historian John Shiffert offers a book review on "The Summer of Beer and Whiskey." Click here.
 
Tiiiiime for a Dougbit. Science Leadership coach Doug Herman wrote a story about his team's 12-0 accomplishment in Public C. Celebration pic is included. Click here.
 

May 7
 
In lacrosse, La Salle beat Conestoga, 10-9, in overtime. Click here for Ace's ink.
  Many of the seeds for the upcoming Pub playoffs have been determined. Click here (at bottom of that page).
 
Right below today's Tedbit is Randy's explanation for why he first sent the email without an important nugget. Click here.
 
O'Hara sr. OF Nick Newman will play college baseball at Bloomsburg.
 
The updated baseball standings are here. (Now included in the Pub standings: other recent forfeits. Thanks to chairman Barry Strube.)
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click
here. (Talk about freaky!! . . . Frankford's Josh Pagan and Penn Charter product Andrew Amaro
are tied by amazing occurrences, and there was a coincidence you won't believe)

May 6
 
Washington QB Aaron Wilmer (Delaware Valley) has signed with the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League.
 
The updated baseball standings are here. (Through today's games)
 
*Randy Seidman is back with his Hometown Philly Awards for college baseball. Click here for his latest contribution. Thank you, Randy!!!*
  The website for the Narberth Summer Basketball League has a special link to pics/videos featuring your favorite guy ever . . . Mr. Thomas "Hockey Puck" McKenna!! Click
here.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (Bernie Rogers sniffs rare air)
 
The updated baseball standings are here. (Remaining games for all three leagues now included)

May 5
  ***Infielder Nate Coronado, the Daily News City Player of the Year in 2011 while starring for
Edison, is playing this season with the Camden Riversharks. Best of luck, Nate! . . . Click here for a page that shows Nate pitching in that season. And here for a Carpenter Cup group photo.***
 
Click here for: Richie Ashburn Would Have Loved It!
 
Click here for: Run 'Til I Tell You Not To.
 
Click here for: He Schuhl Made a Nice Effort.

 
***Ted Taylor is in his 40th year of writing hobby columns. Congrats! His latest column is here.***
  Wood beat SJ Prep, 12-1, in five innings, as sr. CF Anthony Zupito doubled and tripled for two RBI.
Ted's report is posted. Pics here
  The details for the Cath baseball playoffs are
here, thanks to moderator Joe Parisi.
  On Sunday,
Malvern baseball coach Freddy Hilliard was able to watch two of his former stars, La Salle's Joey Ravert and Saint Joseph's Matt "King of Prussia" Maul, battle at the college level. Click here for a pic.
 
Bernie Rogers, formerly the long-time boss at Ryan, is the new basketball coach at Haverford School.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click
here. (Lots of "Young Bucks" in Cath/Int starting lineups)
  Click here for Jack Morrison's wonderful Daily News obit on all-time Penn Charter athlete Jim Lampe ('64). 
 
The updated baseball standings are here.

May 4
 
Bonner product Brian Daly, the City Player of the Year in '88, has stepped away from his job as a basketball assistant at Penn State. Click here for a story.
  Click
here for: Out at the Plate . . . And Out of Consideration for Umpiring School.
 
Click here for: If You Want to Know Where Ryan QB-Catcher Matt Romano Gets His Toughness . . .
 
Click here for: If You Want to Feel Like You're in a Major League Ballpark . . . (Well, One That No Longer Exists).
 
Lansdale Catholic beat Ryan, 3-1, as jr. RH Ryan Quigley registered a save for sr. RH Kyle Diseroad. Ted's report is posted. Pics here.

 
**Click here for the rosters for the 41st annual City All-Star Football Game, set for May 21 at Northeast High. Thanks to game director Brian Fluck for providing them.**
 
**Click here for the first draft of the 2015 Catholic League Master Football Schedule, as provided by commish Jim King. (Many road non-league games are not yet included. Ditto for Thanksgiving games.)**
 
Last Friday, Northeast held a ceremony to retire the No. 33 jersey worn by the late Mike Kamen ('67), the school's all-time leading scorer. Click here for some pics, as provided by Mike's daughter, Ashley Saunders . . . ***New pic added.***
  Click here for Tom Mahon's wonderful Daily News obit on Frank Bertucci (see May 1). And here for Mel Greenberg's.
  All recent photo sets can now be found
here.    

May 3
 
In lacrosse yesterday, Haverford School beat SJ Prep, 18-9. Ace's ink to sr. attacker Grant Ament. (Sorry I missed this earlier.)
  A non-drafted, free-agent signing . . .
 
West Catholic RB Rob Hollomon (Cent. Conn.) to New Orleans.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click
here. (Jaelen Strong will be trying to create a Great Eight)
  The names of the 2015 All-City basketball honorees (first, second and third teams) can now be found on the all-time lists. Click here.

May 2
  Some non-drafted, free-agent signings . . .
 
Frankford LB Zaire "Bam" Anderson (Nebraska) to Denver.
  Imhotep S Gerald Bowman (Univ. of Southern Calif.) to Baltimore
  Northeast DE Deion Barnes (Penn State) to the NY Jets
  Bartram CB Al-Hajj Shabazz (West Chester) to Indianapolis
  Roxborough WR Rasheed Bailey (Delaware Valley) to Eagles
  West Catholic RB Raymond Maples (Army) to Green Bay

 
*Randy Seidman is back with his Hometown Philly Awards for college baseball. Click here for his latest contribution. Thank you, Randy!!!* 
 
Congrats to Chestnut Hill Academy S Ibraheim Campbell (Northwestern), who was selected in the fourth round (No. 115) of the NFL draft by Cleveland.
  Barry Brodzinski, who starred at North Catholic ('73) and coached Roman to Catholic League championships in '82 and '86, is the new coach at Cumberland County CC, in Vineland, N.J.

  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click
here. (Jaelen Strong earns a spot on the 41-year "Our Guys" list of upper-level NFL draftees) . . . Click here for Ted's story on Jaelen from 2010 and here for a Tribute Page to his late father, John Rankin (includes Jack Morrison's obit from 2003 and Ted's story from 1984).
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click
here. (Why yesterday's MP-PC game was such a special/unusual occasion)
 
The updated baseball standings are
here.

May 1
  Congrats to
West Catholic WR Jaelen Strong (Arizona State), who was selected in the third round (No. 70) of the NFL draft by Houston.
  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Frank Bertucci. Frank, a long-time sports writer, editor (at the Daily News) and college sports information staffer, passed away today. Frank had recently been blogging his entertaining
Frank Thoughts and every year he pumped out great nuggets about the Penn Relays. RIP, Frank.
  Click
here for: This Steal Was a BIG Deal!
 
Click here for: R You Aware of Malvern's New Nickname?
 
Click here for: Three's a (It Still Worked Out) Crowd.
 
Malvern beat Penn Charter, 5-4, as sr. RF Chris Butera stole home (pic here), off an unsuccessful suicide squeeze, with one away in the home seventh. Ted's report is posted. Pics here.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click
here. (In this century, 51 "Our Guys" have made debuts in MLB/NBA/NFL and the little, ol' Inter-Ac has fared very well)
 
The updated baseball standings are
here.

April 30
 
Roman jr. G Nazeer Bostick will play college hoops at Penn State. Click here for a story.
 
***Tomorrow at 5 p.m., Cardinal O'Hara's baseball team once again will host a Challenger Day at its field. The Lions will play a 2-inning game involving disabled kids/young adults.***
  The press release concerning
Jim Murray (see 4/27) is here.
 
Malvern product Tim Cooney this afternoon made his MLB debut, vs. the Phillies. He pitched for 2 1/3 innings, yielding seven hits and three runs (all earned) while striking out three. Click here for pics, as taken off the TV (CSN's pregame and game telecasts). And here for a look at Ted's scoresheet (during Tim's outing). Also, Tim's name now appears here on the all-time "Our Guys" MLB list.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click
here. (
Malvern product Tim Cooney today will join a VERY exclusive club . . . now updated)
 
The updated baseball standings are here.

April 29
  Click
here for: A Three-Run Salvo (O'Hara DH Chris Salvey rounds third after his homer in the fourth inning) and here for: Hold Up, Dude, You Did Enough (assistant Phil Cardella signals for Salvey to stay at second after his RBI double in sixth; relay got loose)
 
Click here for: "Colin"ing a Liner on His Knees (O'Hara LF Colin McGuire collars a low liner)
  O'Hara beat Roman, 8-5, as sr. DH Chris Salvey turned a double and homer into four RBI.
Ted's report is posted. Pics here.
  Most of the top basketball players from the Philly area will participate -- May 5 and 6 at Imhotep Charter -- in the All-City Classic Clash of the Classes. May 5: 2016 vs. 2018 at 6:15, 2015 vs. 2017 at 7:30. May 6: Third place game at 6:15, championship at 7:30. Rosters are here.
 
Malvern product Tim Cooney, a lefty pitcher who played college ball at Wake Forest, is expected to make his MLB debut for the St. Louis Cardinals tomorrow in a game against . . . . the Phillies! Click here. And here for Ted's story about Tim from '08.
 
The updated baseball standings are here.
  For the second consecutive year,
Washington recently met Lincoln in game to honor Jackie Robinson. Click here for a combo team pic.

April 28
  Click
here for: Capping Off a Big Lotsis Performance (EA's AJ Lotsis beats the tag to score run No. 9 on a wild pitch)
 
Click here for: Take-Away by Jake (GA's Jake Dianno runs down a shot to left-center)
 
Click here for: One Pic, Two Burmans.
 
Click here for: Sunlight, Cameras, Not Much Action.
  Episcopal beat Germantown Academy, 9-6, as jr. 2B AJ Lotsis went 2-for-2 with a homer, double, two walks, two RBI and three runs scored.
Ted's report is posted. Pics here.
  The Chestnut Hill Local, a weekly newspaper, is looking for someone to cover football, basketball and baseball games involving independent schools in the Northwest Philly area. Contact editor Pete Mazzaccaro at
pete@chestnuthilllocal.com with samples/interest.
  ***Anthony Franklin, our college football expert, takes a look at the Top 10 "Our Guys" candidates for the NFL draft/post-draft signees. Thanks for this, Anthony!***
  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Robert T. "Bob" Clark. Mr. Clark, director emeritus of the Maxwell Football Club (and director for 50 years through 2009), passed away Saturday. RIP, sir. Click here.
 
Click here for: Coates of Arms (McDevitt CF Zach Coates reaches out to make a diving catch).
  Frank Bertucci's latest Frank Thoughts are
here.
 
The updated baseball standings are here.
 
Northeast grad Deion Barnes (Penn State DE) is anxiously awaiting the NFL draft. Click here for Gordie Jones' DN story.
 
Two McDevitt commitments: sr. G Jayson Clark to Albright for basketball and sr. K-P Brendan Hanagan to Delaware Valley for football (and perhaps baseball).
  Click here for a story about a VERY weird softball game.

  The Little Quakers' ninth annual golf outing/dinner will be held Thursday, June 25, noon start, at Raven's Claw Golf Club, in Pottstown, Pa. Golf format: 4-man scramble. Entry fee of $200 per person includes box lunch, green fees, driving range, buffet dinner, beverages and a LQ windshirt. For more info, contact Aimee Schnee at 215-713-4432 or
philalittlequakers@gmail.com
. Sponsorships are also available.

April 27
 
Stories that were linked early this morning but somehow disappeared -- Jaelen Strong -- Ibraheim Campbell -- Rasheed Bailey.
  Click
here for: Where There's a Will, There's an Eye-Level Tag.
 
Click here for: Never Know When You'll See Two Guys With Ties to Major League Baseball.

 
Best wishes and job well done to Jim Murray, who is retiring as St. Joseph's Prep's athletic director after 46 years! Jim, a '59 Prep grad, is staying on as the soccer coach. Click here for Tom Mahon's DN story.
 
Conwell-Egan surrendered six runs in the last two innings, but held on to beat McDevitt, 7-6. Ted's report is posted. Pics here.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. (A nugget inspired by Overbrook product Jeff Leonard, via Sonny Hill's show)

April 26
 
Dobbins grad Jay Buchanon ('84), a lineman and one of the greatest guys you could ever hope to meet, on Friday night was posthumously inducted into West Chester University's Football Hall of Fame. Jay, who played in the World Football League and also assisted at WCU, passed away in 2012. RIP, Jay.

April 25
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. (Two no-hitters on the same day. How uncommon is that?)
 
String Theory frosh Joe Cammisa, in his first varsity mound appearance, also pitched a five-inning no-hitter yesterday (11-0 over Dobbins, eight Ks). His feat is now on this list.
 
The updated baseball standings are here.
 
Franklin product Bryant Jennings
(19-0), a former All-City football player (and a decent basketball player, as well), will fight tonight at Madison Square Garden (approximately 10 o'clock, available on HBO) for the world heavyweight title. Click here for a story.

April 24
 
MC&S sr. hoops star Samir Doughty (St. John's, originally) is again on the come-recruit-me trail.
  Johneric Vincente's
feat is now on
this list.
 
In today's baseball highlight, soph RH Johneric Vincente pitched the second no-hitter (five innings) in Swenson's history (13-0 over Fels). He fanned five, walked one.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. (N-G's no-hit streak)
  Click
here for: Playing CF at Penn Charter Is a Pleasant Experience.
 
Click here for: Sometimes the Pitcher is Thrown a Curveball.
 
The updated baseball standings are here.

 
*Randy Seidman is back with his Hometown Philly Awards for college baseball. Click here for his latest contribution. Thank you, Randy!!!*

April 23
 
SCH Academy's Brooklynn Broadwater won the girls' 400-meter hurdles at the Penn Relays. Click here for Ace's ink.
 
Constitution sr. F Ahmad "JR" Gilbert has reached a final decision. He will play college hoops at Minnesota.
 
Congrats to former SJ Prep hoops star John Griffin, who has been hired as an assistant at Bucknell. Also, Gtn. Academy grad Ryan Ayers is remaining with the program. Click here.
  Click
here for: Never Know What Might Wind Up at Shortstop.
 
SCH Academy beat Penn Charter, 11-6, as jr. 3B AJ LaBella went 3-for-4 with a double, sac fly and four RBI. Ted's report is posted. Pics here.
 
Southern has sent its baseball roster. Click
here. Thanks! Next?
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. (Ethan Pritchett's no-no enabled the Catholic League to join an exclusive club)
 
The updated baseball standings are here.
  Click here to see how the
St. Joseph's Prep community is honoring the memory of Ryan Gillyard . . . also, info on services is posted.
 
The April 18 Tedbit has been finalized.
Click
here.

April 22
 
Ethan Pritchett's feat is now on this list.
  In today's baseball highlight, in a 10-0 win over O'Hara, Neumann-Goretti jr. RH Ethan Pritchett pitched a six-inning no-hitter with eight strikeouts and three walks.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. (Malvern knows how to win one-run Inter-Ac games)
 
The updated baseball standings are here.

 
La Salle sr. Aidan Kerrigan, also a football player, is featured in Ace's lacrosse notes. Click here.

  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Charles "Bucky" Antell. Bucky, a 1964 West Catholic grad and long-time football coach at the CYO level (also for a time at West), passed away Monday after a lengthy battle vs. cancer. Bucky was a friend/mentor to website legend Mark "Frog" Carfagno and his son, Brett, long supported this site by providing T-shirts for football Players of the Week. RIP, Bucky.
  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Jim Lampe. Jim, a 1964 Penn Charter grad, was a first-magnitude athlete (the three major sports) before reaching AA in the Mets' farm system, coached Germantown Academy to the 1976 Inter-Ac baseball crown and was an early kingpin in the artificial turf industry. He passed away last week. RIP, Jim.   

April 21
 
Malvern beat Haverford School, 7-6, as jr. OF Chance DiFebbo turned two homers into five RBI. Ted's report is posted. (No pics. Major tech issues. VERY sorry.)
  Thanks to assistant/lensman Jack E. Kapp for providing
Northeast's cool team photo. Click
here. Check out more of his work at www.kappturedmoments.com.

April 20
 
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Dave Friday. Dave, a second team All-City defensive lineman for Kennedy-Kenrick in 1984, passed away recently. RIP, Dave.
 
Malvern product Carl Nassib, originally a walk-on, is pushing hard for a starting job at DE for Penn State. Click here for Gordie Jones' DN story. And here for a recent story from the Centre Daily Times. And here for a story about his great Thanksgiving outing in 2010.
 
O'Hara's starting SS is a soph named Pete Klein. In 1987, his dad, Pete, starred for Bonner in one of the most memorable playoffs in Catholic League history. Click here.

April 19
 
Mike Herron, the hardest working man in the b-ball business, is still cranking out info (smile) . . . Click here for the Narberth League rosters. Thanks, Mike! 
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (Hard to believe . . . a back-in-the-day game with more than 100 free throws! And a more-modern context)

April 18
 
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and schoolmates of Ryan Gillyard. Ryan, a freshman at St. Joseph's Prep, passed away this morning after collapsing while participating in a spring football workout. RIP, Ryan.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. (Matching 11-inning, no-hit streaks)
 
The updated baseball standings are here.

  Click here for Ace's feature on
Wood jr. RH-DH Joey Lancellotti.

April 17
  Former website stalwart
Mark Hueber (SJ Prep), now a soph at Immaculata University, earned first team CSAC honors in tennis . . . in just his second year of playing the sport! Click here. Also, Mark plays basketball and his name will soon appear on the conference's all-academic team since he owns a 4.0 GPA. Congrats, Mark!
 
The updated baseball standings are here.
 
Click here for a column by Sandy Grady (RIP) that detailed the end of La Salle College's wonderful (but frustrating) 1968-69 basketball season.
  Judge's basketball seniors have finalized their college plans: Will Brazukas (Moravian), Pat Mulville (Penn State Harrisburg), Nick Nowak (Penn State Hazleton) and Aaron Higgins (Community College of Philadelphia).

  Click here for Ace's feature on
Imhotep jr. RB Tyliek Raynor.
 
Ryan sr. SS Anthony Fratanduono gave track a whirl and . . . whoa! Click here for E.J. Smith's story.

April 16
 
*Randy Seidman is back with his Hometown Philly Awards for college baseball. Click here for his latest contribution. Thank you, Randy!!!*
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (***UPDATED*** "Our Guys" Donofrio MVPs going back to 1982)
  Sports Illustrated this week published its list of the Top 300 prospects for the NFL draft. "Our Guys" - - Arizona State WR
Jaelen Strong (West Catholic) is No. 41; Northwestern SS Ibraheim Campbell (Chestnut Hill Academy) is No. 161; Penn State DE/OLB Deion Barnes (Northeast) is No. 213. 
 
The updated baseball standings are here.

  As mentioned April 8,
Haverford School sr. G Levan "Shawn" Alston was named Pennsylvania's Gatorade Basketball Player of the Year. Click here for a pic of Shawn and here for another with coach Henry "Doug" Fairfax; provided by media relations manager Dawn Blake.
 
Boys' Latin's Asa James is now on
this list.

April 15
 
Judge product Matt Smalley, a cornerback, is preparing for his third year of starring for Lafayette's football team. Click here for a story by Philly's Brad Wilson.
 
Malvern sr. G Joey Fitzpatrick will play college basketball at Johns Hopkins.
  Wood beat Ryan, 5-1.
Ted's report is posted. Pics here (not a full set; battery on new camera died -- ugh/sorry).
  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and former colleagues of Ernest "Sandy" Grady. Mr. Grady, 87, who graced the pages of the Daily News and other publications with wonderful columns on sports, then politics, passed away Monday after a bout with cancer. RIP, sir. Click here for Jack Morrison's great tribute.
  Click here for the Narberth League schedule, as provided by league go-to guy Mike Herron.
 
Click here for Ace's lacrosse notes (Nugget on Central is second.)
 
Joe Lancellotti's feat is now on this list. (First time Neumann/N-G has been no-hit in a league game in this century; not sure about overall)
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (Two Team Hardnett heroes join a special list)
  Click
here for a group pic of Team Hardnett's seven-man squad.

April 14
  In today's baseball highlight, Wood jr. Joe Lancellotti spun a 14-K no-hitter as Wood topped Neumann-Goretti, 6-0.
  In the Donofrio Classic Final . . .
 
Team John Hardnett topped Raw Sports, 86-83, as Roman's quartet of Tony Carr, Nazeer Bostick, Manny Taylor and Paul Newman completed a 4-for-4 senior year (also CL championship, AAAA City Title, AAAA State Title). Pics here. Full boxscore/details/honors now posted
here.
 
Springside Chestnut Hill Academy jr. T Darian Bryant will play college football at Temple.
 
Penn Charter product Joey Sankey now holds a career lacrosse record at the University of North Carolina! Click here.
 
The updated baseball standings are here.
  On this week's SFBN Talks High School Sports (6 p.m. Wednesday, 5:30 Thursday on The Comcast Network),
Ryan product Nick Ferdinand will detail how his lifelong dream, getting drafted by the Phillies, came true.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. (Perhaps the smallest Tedbit ever)
 
Del-Val has sent its baseball roster. Click
here
. Thanks! Next?
 
The Donofrio Classic title will be decided tonight (7:30, The Fellowship House, 5th and Harry Streets, Conshohocken) when Team John Hardnett meets Raw Sports. We'll have pics and a full box.

April 13
 
Click here for . . . Hot Dogs at Baseball Games Are a Staple.
 
SJ Prep beat O'Hara, 6-4, in nine innings. Ted's report is posted. Pics here.
 
Russell Westbrook scored 54 points last night, but hissed off one of "Our Guys" . . . ref Ed Malloy, the former O'Hara star. Click here.
 
Gemil Holbrook finished his high school basketball career with 1,003 points -- 334 at Penn Wood (9th/10th) and 669 at Roman (11th/12th). Let's hope he thanks his godmother, Kristen O'Hare-LeBuhn, for finding 15 points from a season-ending game (two years ago) not reported on PW's MaxPrep's page.

  Click here for Dick Jerardi's DN story on Stan Hochman's service.

April 12
 
Lincoln has sent its baseball roster. Click
here. Thanks! Next?
  Congrats to the newest members of the City All-Star Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame! . . .
Ruben Amaro Jr., Gene Banks, Dennis Crim, Jim Donnelly, Catherine E. Ford, Ed Foley, Vince Furlong, Glen Galeone, Aaron McKie, Joe Parisi, Hank Siemiontkowski, Mike Soroka, Cliff Stein, Chuck Zapiec.

  Click here for . . . Before He Claimed a Spot in the Phillies' TV Booth (Ted's story from 1995 on hot prospect
Ben Davis)

April 11
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (Hometown Philly College Basketball Teams)
 
Click here for electronic copies of the Daily News' Stan Hochman pages from Friday's paper.
 
The updated baseball standings are here.
  Click here for Ace's story on
Bonner-Prendie twins Collin (P) and Christian DiGalbo (1B), who are making the most of their last sports season together. They'll play college football at different schools.

April 10
  Click here to vote for the top four players in
Phillies history. (If you want to vote for three regular nominees and cast a write-in vote for Dick Allen, website legend Mark "Frog" Carfagno will be your good buddy forever -- smile).
  Services for Stan Hochman will be held Sunday, 1:30 p.m. (doors open at 12:30), at Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, 8339 Old York Road, Elkins Park, Pa.
  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of John Papit. Mr. Papit, who starred for Northeast's 1946 City Football Champs, played for four years in the NFL and later became a bank executive, passed away this past Monday. RIP, sir.
 
La Salle's Anthony Morabito and Joe Peluso combined for a six-inning no-hitter yesterday. They're now on this list.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. (Ryan's Shane McGrody joins a special list . . . 1-0 regular season CL games in this century)

April 9
  Ryan beat Carroll, 1-0. Ace's ink to jr. RH Shane McGrody (two-hitter).
 
Click here for four classic stories -- on Julius Erving, Wilt Chamberlain, Jim Bunning and Hank Aaron -- written by Stan Hochman during his Daily News career.
 
Our thoughts and prayers are with family, friends and many admiring readers of Stan Hochman. Mr. Hochman, who wrote for the Daily News since 1959 (and spent some time as the sports editor), passed away late this afternoon after fighting unbelievably hard during two months in intensive care. RIP, sir . . . Click here for Tom Mahon's obit. And here for Rich Hofmann's column. And here for Ray Didinger's column on CSNphilly.com. Last July, Mr. Hochman spoke at a press conference in support of Dick Allen's bid for the Hall of Fame. Click here for a photo. And here for a video. And click here for Comcast SportsNet's video tribute to Stan's amazing career.
  Congrats to
2007 SJ Prep grad Joe D'Orazio, who is now coaching the tight ends and recruiting the Philly-South Jersey area for Columbia University under ex-Penn coach Al Bagnoli. You can follow Joe on twitter: @coachdoraz
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. (CL football stars who also play baseball)
  The Pub baseball standings are
here.

April 8
  Never know where "Our Guys" are going to cross paths, or in what context . . . Perry Russom, former baseball star at
SJ Prep, is now a reporter for a TV station in Rhode Island. Sean Coyle, a product of Germantown Academy, is playing for the Red Sox' AAA team. Click here for the video. All the best, guys!!
 
Carroll sr. C Mike McCarthy will play college baseball at the University of Scranton.
 
Congrats to Haverford School sr. G Levan "Shawn" Alston, who is Pennsylvania's Gatorade Basketball Player of the Year! Click here.

  In lacrosse yesterday, Haverford School beat Episcopal, 12-5. Ace's ink to sr. midfielder Drew Supinski.

April 7
 
Malvern sr. G Chris Anderson will play college basketball at Lebanon Valley.
 
Note from Ted: This website is back in normal operation (mostly -- ha ha). Still learning some of the new ins and outs. Thanks to Joe Lambert, a tech expert in South Jersey (www.LambertTechSupport.com) and Nick Ruotolo, of Frontline (the server), for their MAJOR help.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (Three All-City honorees have made the updated "Power Points" list going back to 1972)
  The first team All-City honorees have been added to this list.
 
*Randy Seidman is back with his Hometown Philly Awards for college baseball. Click here for his latest contribution. Thank you, Randy!!!* 
 
Ace's DN all-star basketball teams are now here (via Philly.com) and here (via this website).

April 6
  
Frankford has sent its baseball roster. Click here. Thanks! Next?
  ***Ted Taylor is in his 40th year of writing hobby columns. Congrats! His latest column is here.***
 
***Baseball historian John Shiffert has written a great review of Ted Taylor's new book about the
20th Century Phillies. Click here.***
  Still experiencing tech problems. Hoping to resolve them today or tomorrow. Thanks for your patience.

April 5
 
The annual Gregory Hennigar 7-on-7 tournament, which now features high school teams, will be played June 20, 9 a.m. start, at Ramp Playground, across the street from Father Judge.
 
Yesterday, in baseball, Penn Charter beat O'Hara, 8-0. Click here for Ace's story.

  Happy Easter!

April 4
 
Click
here for Ace's story on Neumann-Goretti sr. OF Bay To, whose great parents, first generation Americans via Cambodia, have guided him to a great spot in life.

April 3
  
A note: Roman PG Tony Carr is just the fourth junior in 38 years to be named the City Player of the Year. Others: Frankford's Carlin Warley in '89, Gratz' Rasheed Wallace in '92 and Roman's Eddie Griffin in '99. Warley transferred to a school in a non-city league. Wallace and Griffin repeated as seniors.

  Frustrated beyond belief with this new system. Can't even link to Ace's all-star teams, which are somewhere on philly.com. You might need a lot of key search words to find them. Good luck.
  
Hav. School has sent its baseball roster. Click here. Thanks! Next?
  
Note from Ted: Crazy day on the website trail. The software I have long used to publish this site is no longer being supported. Changes had to be made and thanks to Nick Ruotolo and Nick Feinberg, of Frontline (the server), for their MAJOR help and patience. We'll see how this goes. If a file you're accessing does not appear to be updated, add /archive/ after tedsilary.com before the file name in the browser. Thanks.

April 1
  Two "Our Guys" from Delaware Valley College --
WR Rasheed Bailey (Roxborough) and QB Aaron Wilmer (Washington) -- have been invited to work out for the Eagles next Wednesday. Good luck, guys!!
  Click
here for: These Mikes Ruled the Infield Back in the Day. (Well, not TOO far back -- smile).
  Check out two pics of a big play . . .
here and here.

 
Click here for: Never Know What Kind of Goofy Sticker You'll See on a Car While Driving Home From a Baseball Game.
  Carroll beat Bonner-Prendie, 5-2.
Ted's report is posted. Pics here.
 
McDevitt, Conwell-Egan and
Judge have sent their baseball rosters. Click here. Thanks! Next? (All CL rosters now posted.) 
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (League points racked up by the wonderful Clark family - - - now finalized with playoff points)
 

March 31
 
***Thanks to Boop Vetrone, of the Daily News, for tracking down missing baseball standings from the 1998 season.***
  Syracuse star Rakeem Christmas, who began his high school career at
North Catholic, can now be found on this list.
 
*Randy Seidman is back with his Hometown Philly Awards for college baseball. Click here for his latest contribution. Thank you, Randy!!!*
  Congrats to '77 Frankford grad Jeffery "Monk" Clark, who has been chosen to ref in the Final Four!! Monk was a first team All-City honoree and starred at St. Joe's. Click here for the NCAA release. And click here for a pic from the Jan. 19 ceremony to name Frankford's court after deceased coach Vince Miller. Monk is in the middle.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (Overall records/percentages of all Cath basketball teams in the 2000s)  
  O'
Hara has sent its baseball roster. Click here. Thanks! Next?
 
  Ever hear of the Newcastle Eagles? They're a pro hoops team in England and
'94 Gratz grad Lynard Stewart (also starred at Temple, now the coach at Penn Charter) is the newest member of their Hall of Fame. Click here for a wonderful video of highlights/induction ceremony. Congrats, Lynard!!
 
Part of SFBN Talks High School Sports, Wednesday, 6 p.m. start, on The Comcast Network . . . Conwell-Egan hoops coach Frank Sciolla and starting seniors Chase Kumor/Sean Kelly will be interviewed; former La Salle baseball coach Joe Parisi (and one of his former players, John Bernhardt, now beginning a stint as Cheltenham's coach) will also be interviewed.

March 30
 
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Frances Ellen Schmelzer Borian. Mrs. Borian, who enjoyed a long career as a nurse and research scientist, died last Friday. Her husband of 49 years, Paul, was a three-sport stalwart at Germantown High and then played baseball at Villanova and in the Twins' farm system. RIP, Mrs. Borian.
 
Click here for: Down and Dirty.
  Click
here for: Love for the Glove.
  Day One on the Baseball Trail!! . . .
 
Neumann-Goretti beat La Salle, 7-4, in a Catholic League opener. Ted's report is posted. Pics here.
 
Congrats to the newest members of the Egan/Conwell-Egan Sports Hall of Fame! . . . Gerry Gallagher ('72), football/basketball; Laura DeZolt ('03), softball; Paul McDowell ('65), football/baseball; Shawn Passman ('77), football; Adrienne Manzo ('97), softball; Donna Hensor ('89), softball; Carl Mancini ('93), wrestling; Jamie Welborn ('83), track and field; Ashley Tobar ('04), field hockey/softball; Mark Murphy ('84), football/track and field; 1982 wrestling team.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (The Cath tries another baseball format)

March 29
 
Constitution sr. PG Kimar Williams will play college basketball at Florida International.
  In the All-Star Labor Classic . . .
 
Suburbs beat City, 74-62. Ace's ink to West Catholic sr. F Brandon Cole. Ace was busy before the game, too. Click here for a pic!
 
La Salle has sent its baseball roster. Click here. Thanks! Next?

March 28
 
Phila. Electrical product Devante Chance contributed 17 points, eight rebounds and five assists, but Indiana (Pa.) fell to Florida Southern, 77-62, in the Division II national championship game.
  Congrats to
Penn Charter product Mike McGarvey ('02), who was recently inducted into the Philadelphia Area Small College Coaches Association Hall of Fame because of his amazing career at Ursinus. Click here. Mike is now an assistant at Colgate.
  Ace hit the lacrosse trail yesterday. Malvern beat La Salle, 11-8. Ace's ink to soph goalies Andrew Clark and James Rodgers.

March 27
  Perry Canfield, a 1974
Penn Charter grad, passed away suddenly last fall at age 58. Perry's classmates, and those of his three older brothers (Bill, Rob and Howie), are working on a memorial that would capture Perry's fondness for sports and dedication to PC. If you would like to contribute, click here. About halfway down the page there's a box that says "please direct my gift to:" Click "other" and enter "Canfield Fund". Thank you!
 
Phila. Electrical product Devante Chance, the point guard, will be going for the Division II national championship tomorrow when Indiana (Pa.) meets Florida Southern (3 o'clock on CBS). Devante has accounted for 413 field goals, scoring 201 and passing for 212!
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (Recent hirings give alums the edge among CL football coaches)

March 26
  Alumnus John Steinmetz ('77), forever an assistant and most recently the defensive coordinator, is
La Salle's new football coach. Click here for a bio on La Salle's website . . . Click here for Ted's story on John from 2010.
  Congrats to '77 Frankford grad Jeffery "Monk" Clark, who's one of the refs for tonight's Kentucky-West Virginia game.
Monk was a first team All-City honoree and starred at St. Joe's.
 
The March 3 and 4 Tedbits have been finalized. (All-time records for Pub and Cath teams in state playoffs)
  The March 5 day and night Tedbits have been finalized. (Highest scoring outputs for Pub/Cath players in states)
  The March 7 Tedbit has been finalized. (Wins of at least 30 points in states)
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (Breakdown of high school/college points scored by Ja'Quan Newton and Jesse Morgan)
 

March 25
 
***The All-Star Labor Classic will take place Sunday at New Foundations Charter, 4850 Rhawn Street, Phila., 19136. Boys' game at approximately 12:40. Click here for rosters/complete details.***
  CL rosters still needed: C-E, Judge, La Salle, McDevitt, O'Hara.
 
Gtn. Academy
has sent its baseball roster. Click here. Thanks! Next?
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (Two new names on the list of the CL's top five scorers in state playoffs).

March 24
 
The March 9 Tedbit has been finalized. (2015 teams with 20 wins)
  Tiiiiime for (another) Tedbit . . . click here. (Rosters for Friday night's PL Coaches' All-Star Tripleheader)
  ***SJ Prep's Chris Clover and B-P's Alyssa Monaghan are the Markward Club's Players of the Year.***
 
Imhotep product Brandon Austin (tourney MVP!!) led Northwest Florida State to the national JUCO championship. Click here.
 
Northeast, Prep Charter, Phila. Academy and
Washington have sent their baseball rosters. Click here. Thanks! Next?
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (N-G's 10 closest wins vs. Carroll since the dominance began)

March 23
 
*Randy Seidman is back with his Hometown Philly Awards for college baseball. Click here for his latest contribution. Thank you, Randy!!!*
  The March 18 Tedbit has been finalized. (D-12 rules!!)
  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Don Hermann. Don, a Vietnam vet, died this past weekend. He was an energetic football assistant at Lincoln High and La Salle University and was long involved with the City All-Star Game. RIP, Don.
  Gratz, Swenson, Randolph and String Theory have sent their baseball rosters. Click
here. Thanks! Next?
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (Roman claims a lofty spot on a special list)

March 22
  Mike "Tugger" Tos Would Have Loved
C-E's Special Moment More Than ANYONE. Click here.
  SJ Prep has sent its baseball roster. Click
here. Thanks! Next?
  Click here for a video, by team father Stan Esposito, that chronicles the outrageous student support received by Conwell-Egan.
  **Click here to see the list that includes all players who've averaged at least 15 points over the last 16 seasons.**
  Click
here for: Great Scott in the House.
  Click
here
for: Garnering Support From a Prominent Grad.
 
Click here for the Roman Tribute Page.
  Click here for the Conwell-Egan Tribute Page.
  Two classic nuggets have been added to the end of Ted's report on the Roman-King AAAA final. Click
here.
  Click
here
for: Every Person in the World Already Knew This. "Hockey Puck" Is Pure Gold!!
  Click here for the Constitution Tribute Page.
  Click here for the Neumann-Goretti Tribute Page.

 
**Click
here for recaps of all state playoffs in 2015.**
  Click here for the finalized list of 1,000-Point Scorers (and candidates for 2015-16).
  Tribute Pages for the four state champs will be posted as time permits.
  Check out large celebration pics of D-12's FOUR state champs . . .
  Roman here -- N-G here -- C-E
here -- Constitution here.
  Click here for the final Overall Scoring Leaders (15.0 minimum).
  ***All TEAM PAGES are now final
.***
  Click here for the
final standings/overall records.
  Click
here
for: His Nickname is "Hockey Puck" and He Has Finally Found a Place That Feels Like Home.

March 21
  In the PIAA Class AAAA state final . . .
  Roman beat King 62-45, to give District 12 its first large-schools crown (and complete the 4-0 sweep).
Ted's report is posted. Overall context for Ace's ink. Game pics here. Celebration pics here . . . Also, Wood fell to Blackhawk in the girls' AAA final. Pics here.
  In the PIAA Class AA state final . . .
 
Conwell-Egan beat Aliquippa, 62-51, to win its first Pa. crown and assure a four-classes sweep for District 12 (AAAA will be decided later between Roman-King). Ted's report is posted. Ace's sidebar ink to jr. PF-C Vinny Dalessandro. Game pics here. Celebration pics here.
  Franklin LC has sent its baseball roster. Click
here. Thanks! Next?
  **Click
here for recaps of state finals.**
  All TEAM PAGES have been updated through 3/20.
  Click here for the updated standings/overall records.

March 20
  In the PIAA Class AAA state final . . .
  Neumann-Goretti beat Carroll, 69-67, for its fifth Pa. crown in six years.
Ted's report is posted. Ace's sidebar ink to jr. WG Zane Martin. Game pics here. Celebration pics here.
 
Judge sr. DB Matt Hartigan will play college football at Ursinus, and he'll join his brother, Shawn. This will be their first time as teammates! Each began playing at age 5.
 
Click here for info on Wednesday night's Markward Club dinner; it's the big one!!
 
Lansdale and Ryan have sent their baseball rosters. Click
here. Thanks! Next?
  In the PIAA Class A state final . . .
 
Constitution beat Farrell, 85-53, to win its third Pa. crown in four years. Ted's report is posted. Overall context for Ace's ink. Game pics here. Celebration pics here . . . Also, in the AA girls' final, Neumann-Goretti beat Seton La Salle, 79-34. Pics here.
 
Baseball historian John Shiffert is on Pete Rose's side. Click here.
  PCN will televise all state finals, boys and girls. Games also available online and via mobile apps. Click here.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (Semifinal results for D-12's eventual state champs)
  Click here for Ace's story on Carroll sr. F Derrick Jones.
  Good luck to all District 12 teams in state finals today & tomorrow!

March 19
  In 2015, former La Salle grid coach Drew Gordon will be the offensive coordinator at his alma mater,
McDevitt.
  Click
here for: "Our Guys" are headed to Italy . . . for football!!
  Tiiiiime for (another) Tedbit . . . click here. (Top 10 performances by "Our Guys" in PIAA championship games)
  Getting a chance to participate in the NCAA Tournament is not exactly uncommon for coach Jim Fenerty's former Germantown Academy players. Click here.
  Roman, World Comm, Carroll, Dobbins and Mastbaum have sent their baseball rosters. Click
here. Thanks! Next?
  Check out stories, from their high school days, on the four main "Our Guys" in the NCAA tournament . . .
  Hakeem Baxter, Phila. Elec. (Alabama Birmingham) -- here
  Rysheed Jordan, Vaux (St. John's) -- here 
  Nick Lindner, Germantown Academy (Lafayette) -- here
  Stephen Vasturia, SJ Prep
(Notre Dame) -- here
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (Importance of defense/rebounding in state finals)

March 18
  Roxborough, Edison and Phila. Elec. have sent their baseball rosters. Click
here. Thanks! Next?
  The March 7 Tedbit has been updated (Top blowout wins by Pub/Cath teams in state playoffs, 2005-15)
  The March 5 Tedbits (day, evening) have been updated (Top Pub/Cath scorers in state playoffs, 2005-15)
  Check out practice pics for the six still-alive teams (taken at various times this season; some sets include multiple schools) . . .
 
Carroll and Constitution
 
Conwell-Egan
 
King

  Neumann-Goretti
  Roman
  Click here for the Donofrio Classic rosters and thanks to tourney officer Tom Brady for providing them.
  SJ Prep sr. RB James Bell will play college football at East Stroudsburg.
  Click here for the schedule for the PIAA's championship games (bottom of that page).
  Click
here for information on Ted Taylor's 8th book, which examines the 20th Century Phillies.
  Click
here for a pic of the Walsh twins (see March 17 alert) and their new best buddy, a famous NFL quarterback/work partner. 
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (District 12 again places teams in all four title games. And two will be all-D12 affairs)
  **Click
here for recaps of state semifinals.**
  All TEAM PAGES have been updated through 3/17.
  The March 11 Tedbit has been updated (MC&S' Samir Doughty has completed his climb up a very special list. Click
here
for pic)
  Click here for the updated standings/overall records.

March 17
  Dan Concannon, a product of the ol' St. John Neumann ('03), and a coaches' All-Catholic pick, is Neumann-Goretti's
new football coach.
  ***Eight teams will play for state championships this weekend in Hershey and
SIX will be from District 12!!!***
  In a Class AAA semi . . .
  Neumann-Goretti beat Imhotep, 75-67. Ted's report is posted. Ace's ink to jr. PG Vaughn Covington, who nailed four treys while scoring 21 points. Pics
here (taken from up top).
  In a Class A semi . . .
  Constitution beat MC&S, 87-46. Ted's report is posted. Ace's ink to sr. F Ahmad Gilbert, who shot 13-for-14 en route to 31 points. Pics
here (taken from up top).
  Other games: Roman and King won in AAAA. Carroll won in AAA. Conwell-Egan won in AA.
  In 1998, the football game between Ryan and Judge drew major media attention because twins -- Jimmy for Ryan, Billy for Judge -- were playing against each other. Click here to see how they're faring now in the entertainment world. Best of luck, guys!
  ***In tonight's state semis over four classifications, eight of the 16 participants will be from District 12. Since 2001 (maybe all-time?; complete breakdown unavailable), that's the highest number from one district. District 7 had seven teams in 2011. Also, 7 had 6 entrants in '10 and 3 had 6 in '02.*** 
  GAMP has sent its baseball roster. Click
here. Thanks! Next?
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (The ConHigh-MC&S series)
  Click here for Ed Barkowitz' DN breakdown on "Our Guys."
  Congrats to O'Hara product Steve Donahue ('80), who today will be introduced as Penn's new basketball coach. Click here for Dick Jerardi's DN story . . . And click here for DJ's story on Lafayette coach Fran O'Hanlon (St. Thomas More '66)
, whose team will face Fran's college alma mater, Villanova, in the NCAA Tourney.

March 16
 
*Randy Seidman is back with his Hometown Philly Awards for college baseball. Click here for his latest contribution. Thank you, Randy!!!*
  Tiiiiime for (another) Tedbit . . . click here. (NIT time for "Our Guys")
  **
Neumann-Goretti product Joey Gorman, who missed the last two seasons at Saint Joseph's University after twice undergoing brain surgery, recently made his 2015 debut by drawing a walk in a game vs. Lehigh in Port Charlotte, Fla. The pitcher? . . . Joey's good friend, La Salle product Kevin Long. Best of luck, Joey, and congrats on winning your courageous battle! If you'd like to reach out to Joey, his email is gorm50an@aol.com.**
  Click here for the brackets/schedule of the upcoming Donofrio Tournament, as provided by Tom Brady. (Rosters will be made available as the starting date draws closer.) Thanks, Tom!
  Click
here for practice pics from Math, Civics and Sciences.
  Olney has sent its baseball roster. Click
here. Thanks! Next?
  Tourney time . . .
  Check out stories on UAB's Hakeem Baxter (Phila. Elec.) here, St. John's Rysheed Jordan (Vaux) here, Lafayette's Nick Lindner (Gtn. Academy) here and Notre Dame's Stephen Vasturia (SJ Prep)
here.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (Breakdown of D-12's semifinal participants, 2005-15.

March 15
  Info for Tuesday's doubleheader at Phila. Univ., via Joe Sette: Competing schools will sell tickets at their school: $4 for students and
$8 for adults. All tickets will be $8 at games. Doors will open at 5 p.m.
  Tiiiiime for (another) Tedbit . . . click here. (Tourney time for "Our Guys")
  Click here for a breakdown of Huck vs. Joe Lunardi.

 
Click here for Huck's predictions for the NCAA bracket (posted at 5:58 p.m.)
 
Thanks to athletic director Tom Shirley for allowing District 12 to use Philadelphia University for two state semis. Our Guys deserve quality venues, too!
  Click
here and here
for video of two key moments in the final stages of Roman's win over Pennsbury; courtesy of Mark "Frog" Carfagno.
  **Click here for Randy Seidman's annual list of college baseball players from the Pub/Cath/Int leagues. Thanks as always, Randy!!**
  Click here to be inspired.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (Updated list of top underclass career scorers)
 
Click here for the schedule for the PIAA's semifinal playoff games (bottom of that page), as provided by CL honcho Joe Sette. Take note: All games are Tuesday.
  Click here for the updated Overall Scoring Leaders (14.0 minimum).
  Click here for the updated 1,000-Point Scorers (and candidates).
  **Click
here for recaps of state quarterfinals, part II.**
  All TEAM PAGES have been updated through 3/14.
  ***Ted Taylor is in his 40th year of writing hobby columns. Congrats! Click here for his latest offering!***
  Click
here for: Who Knew? Six Refs Were Assigned to This Game.
  Click here for the updated standings/overall records.

March 14
  In Class AAAA quarterfinals . . .
  King beat Plymouth-Whitemarsh, 59-43. Ted's report is posted. Pics
here . . . And La Salle fell to Lancaster McCaskey, 60-59, on a follow with 2.1 seconds remaining. Ted's report is posted. Overall context for Ace's ink. Pics here. Click here for Ace's video of La Salle's last chance.
  Other games: Roman won in AAAA. In AA, Conwell-Egan won and Mastery North lost.
  Imhotep's cheerleaders were out in force last night. Click
here. (The gal with blonde hair was the one who one-upped a Susquehanna Township cheerleader, as mentioned at the end of Ted's report.)
  Congrats to former Egan star Brian Townsend ('74), the new president of the Bucks County Basketball Officials!
  N-G and Tacony have sent their baseball rosters. Click
here. Thanks! Next?
  **Click
here for recaps of state quarterfinals.**

  The March 11 Tedbit has been updated (MC&S' Samir Doughty now holds the No. 21 spot)
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (District 12's winning streak is up to 19 games . . . at least)
  All TEAM PAGES have been updated through 3/13.
  Click
here
for: Down Dere Due to "DaDa."
  Click here for the updated standings/overall records.

March 13
 
District 12 again went 5-0!!
  In a Class AAA quarterfinal doubleheader . . .
  Neumann-Goretti overcame a three-point deficit in the final 73 seconds and beat Harrisburg McDevitt, 76-71. Ted's report is posted. Pics
here . . . And Imhotep beat Susquehanna Township, 58-49. Ted's report is posted. Pics here.
  In a Class A quarterfinal doubleheader . . .
  Constitution beat St. John Neumann, 83-45. Ace's ink to sr. G Haneef Vaughn . . . And MC&S beat Millersburg, 92-60. Ace's ink to sr. G Keith Griffin.
  Other game: In AAA, Carroll beat New Castle, 77-48.
  B-P has sent its baseball roster. Click
here. Thanks! Next?
  Congrats to La Salle product Ryan Winslow, R-frosh punter at Pitt, for making the ACC's All-Academic Team.
  Temple's Fran Dunphy (Malvern '66) is one win away from 500 as a college coach. Click here for Ed Barkowitz' DN story and here for his breakdown of big moments along the way.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (District 12's quarterfinal participants, 2009-15)
  Click here for Ace's feature on Mastery North jr. G Rodney Ross
.

March 12
  Tiiiiime for (another) Tedbit . . . click here. (District 12 is everywhere in state quarters)
  Best wishes going forward to Chuck Bausman, who is retiring from the Daily News after 15 years total and the last three as the executive sports editor! Also, best of luck to long-time columnist Rich Hofmann, who is taking Chuck's place!
  Click
here for a pic that shows a special moment involving ConHigh.
  Penn Charter and Boys' Latin have sent their baseball rosters. Click
here. Thanks! Next?
  Click here for the schedule for all quarterfinal state playoffs (bottom of that page), as provided by CL honcho Joe Sette.
  **Click
here for recaps of second-round state playoffs, part II.**

  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (D-12's second-round dominance)
  All TEAM PAGES have been updated through 3/11.
  Click
here for: Ryan Daly's "Kinda Dunk" vs. Steel-High Tuesday.
  Thanks to 25 points from soph PG Nick Lindner (Germantown Academy), who has been on quite the roll lately, Lafayette and coach Fran O'Hanlon (St. Tommy More) captured the Patriot League crown. Lindner was the tourney MVP. Click
here
.
  Click here for the updated standings/overall records.
  Click
here for: Never Know Where You'll See "Aaron Rodgers."

March 11
  In a Class AAAA second-round game . . .
  Roman beat Cedar Crest, 53-35, thanks to a 33-11 second half. Ted's report is posted. Pics
here. . . . (Also, in the first game of the doubleheader at Coatesville, Bonner-Prendie's girls prevailed in two OTs, 59-53 over West York, as sr. G Alyssa Monaghan scored 32 points. Her dad, Ed, is the former Bonner-Penn State football player. Pics here.)
  In a Class AA second-round game . . .
  Mastery North beat Trinity, 67-61. Ace's ink to sr. F Fred Farris.
  Other games: King and La Salle won in AAAA; C-E won in AA. D-12 went 5-0 for the second straight night! Average margin of victory: 22.2.  
  Click here for the schedule for the AAA & A quarterfinal state playoffs (bottom of that page), as provided by CL honcho Joe Sette.
  Congrats to La Salle product Zaire Franklin, frosh linebacker at Syracuse, for making the ACC's All-Academic Team.
  Wood has sent its baseball roster. Click
here. Thanks! Next?
  The Constitution/Shanksville-Stonycreek game ended with a nice gesture by winning coach Rob Moore and his players. Click here.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (MC&S' Samir Doughty continues his climb up a very special list)
  **Click
here for recaps of second-round state playoffs.**

  All TEAM PAGES have been updated through 3/10.
  Wood sr. F Luke Connaghan will play college hoops at DeSales.
  Click
here
for: Maybe the No. 1 Clever Message Ever Seen on a Sign Outside a Church.
  Click here for the updated standings/overall records.

March 10
  In Class AAA second-round games . . .
  Carroll beat Steel-High, 83-54. Ted's report is posted. Pics
here.
  N-G beat Manheim Central, 72-44. Ace's ink to soph C Dhamir "DaDa" Cosby-Roundtree.
  Other games: Imhotep won in AAA, ConHigh and MC&S won in A. (Average margin of victory for D-12's five wins: 29.4 points! -- score of Constitution game originally misreported as 62-32)
  Click
here for practice pics from La Salle
.
 
*Randy Seidman is back with his Hometown Philly Awards for college baseball. Click here for his latest contribution. Thank you, Randy!!!*
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (
Imhotep's 20th wins, 2006-15)

March 9
  Click
here for: It's Time for the "Pumpkin" Nickname Again.
  La Salle product Steve Collins
has helped Dickinson qualify for the NCAA's D-3 Sweet 16. Click here
  ***Off its championship in the Big South tournament, Coastal Carolina will again be playing in the NCAA Tournament. Sr. G Warren Gillis (Academy of the New Church) made the all-tournament team for the second straight year. Name look familiar? His dad, also Warren, is a prominent Philly ref!***
 
Click here for info on Wednesday night's Markward Club dinner.
  Click
here for: Never Know What Other Team You'll See in the Gym.
  Click
here for: Think Things Are a Little Nuts in That House?
  Click
here for practice pics from King, Imhotep and Mastery North.
 
Baseball historian John Shiffert wonders, could the '15 Phillies be the '69 Mets? Stranger things have happened. Click here.
  Best of luck going forward to Episcopal product Jerome Allen, whose stint as Penn's basketball coach is about to end. Click here for Dick Jerardi's DN column.
  Website legend Mark "Frog" Carfagno continues his dogged attempt to get Dick Allen into the HOF. Click here for Tom Mahon's High & Inside column in the DN. Dick turned 73 yesterday. Happy birthday!
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (Updated list of teams with 20 wins in this century. Five joined the club this past weekend!)

March 8
  Thanks to Germantown Academy's Jimmy Hammer and SJ Prep's Gene Williams, Johns Hopkins is headed to the NCAA's D-3 Sweet 16. Click
here.
  **Click
here for recaps of first-round state playoffs.**

  Click here for the updated Overall Scoring Leaders (14.0 minimum).
  Click here for the schedule for the PIAA's second-round state playoff games (bottom of that page), as provided by CL honcho Joe Sette.
  Click here for the updated 1,000-Point Scorers (and candidates).
  Click here for some notes from Tom Taylor on the games involving Audenried and Parkway Center City.
  Click
here
for: Lockering in on Greatness (your favorite assistant coach, Thomas "Hockey Puck" McKenna).
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (CL again posts first-round sweep)
  All TEAM PAGES have been updated through 3/7.
 
Click here for the updated standings/overall records. (Constitution, King, Imhotep, Carroll and La Salle all reached 20 wins this weekend.
N-G and Roman reached 25.)

March 7
  Click
here for: Net Result, Second Round.
  Click
here to see today's craaaaazy dunk (shot from multiple angles)
by St. John's soph G Rysheed Jordan (Vaux '13) vs. Villanova.
  Thanks to big-win performances by King and Carroll, today's Tedbit needed to be updated.
  Click here for: If You're a Fan of Businesses With Clever Names . . .
  In a Class AA first-round game . . .
  Conwell-Egan beat Camp Hill, 71-54. Ted's report is posted. Ace's ink to jr. PF-C Vinny Dalessandro. Pics
here.
  In a Class AAAA first-round game . . .
  La Salle beat Ridley, 58-54. Ted's report is posted. Pics
here
.
  Other results: Roman and King won in AAAA; Carroll won in AAA (5-0 sweep for CL!); Mastery North won in AA; Freire and Parkway CC lost.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (N-G's 48-pointer grabs No. 2 spot on state playoffs blowout list)
  All TEAM PAGES have been updated through 3/6.
 
Click here for the updated standings/overall records.

March 6
  In Class AAA first-round games . . .
  Neumann-Goretti beat Gettysburg, 77-29. Ted's report is posted. Pics
here.
  Imhotep beat Berks Catholic, 74-43. Ace's ink to sr. G Khalief Tinley.
  Other results: Constitution and MC&S won. Robeson and Audenried lost.
  Update at 3:25: Via Joe Sette, tomorrow's AA game involving Mastery North will be played at Upper Dublin (4 p.m. start).
  Click
here for: Next Move for "Hockey Puck" . . . Maybe the Release of an Exercise Video?
  Honorees on the All-CAA teams: Carroll product Juan'ya Green (Hofstra, jr. G, first team), Imhotep product Ameen Tanksley (Hofstra, jr. G-F, second team) and N-G product John Davis (Towson, soph F, third team). Congrats, guys!
  Update at 10:55: Carroll coach Paul Romanczuk said his team's game vs. Octorara has been rescheduled for tomorrow, 4 o'clock, at Council Rock South.
  Click
here for: Two in Vermilion! (Two Ex-Lincoln FB stars, mentored by assistant Joe DiGrazio, have thrived at Joe's former JC)
  Update at 9:25: It has been confirmed, via Joe Sette, that six of tonight's seven games involving D-12 teams WILL take place. Awaiting word on the status of Carroll-Octorara.  
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (Eric "Hank" Gathers, RIP, and
the amazing 1985 All-City Team)

March 5
  Click
here for a wonderful video tribute to former O'Hara football coach Danny Algeo, who would have turned 50 recently. RIP, Danny.
  Tiiiiime for (another) Tedbit . . . click here. (PL's top scorers in state playoffs)
  Best wishes going forward to Henry "Doug" Fairfax, who has stepped down as Haverford School's basketball coach. Click here for Ace's ink.
  Phila. Electrical product Devante Chance (IUP, sr. G) is the Athlete of the Year in the PSAC West, N-G product Wali Hepburn (Lock Haven, sr. G) is a first teamer in PSAC East and Bernie Driscoll (Kutztown, former coach at Haverford School from 1985-87) is the Coach of the Year in PSAC East. Congrats, guys!
  Former Malvern star & coach Jim Rullo has steered Neumann University into the NCAA tourney for the first time. Click here.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (CL's top scorers in state playoffs)
  As we kill time 'til Friday . . . In 2008, with 23 points, 8 rebounds, 4 apiece of assists/steals and 5 blocks, Terrelle Pryor (now QB in NFL) led Jeannette past Strawberry Mansion, 76-72, in OT, for the Class AA state crown; it had won the football title that fall. Click
here
for pics.

March 4
  Click
here for: Hey, Sometimes You Have Just to HAVE to Pose for a Pic With the Enemy.
  Click
here for: This Sport Has His Name Written All Over It.
  Click
here for practice pics from Carroll, Robeson & ConHigh.
  Judge product Reggie Charles (Holy Family, 6-3 jr. G, 2nd team), Boys' Latin product Isaiah Gans (HF, 6-8 jr. F, 2nd) and Wood product Joey Getz (Goldey-Beacom, 6-0 sr. G, 3rd) earned All-Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference honors. Congrats, guys! 
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (Breakdown of PL's results in state playoffs,  2005-14)
  Congrats to Gtn. Academy product Jimmy Hammer, a 6-2 sr. G at Johns Hopkins (first team), and Malvern product Sean Gordon, a 6-1 sr. G at Gettysburg (second team), for earning All-Centennial honors.
 
As we kill time 'til Friday . . . In 2010, a first-round game involving West Catholic began at Carroll . . . and then finished at Wood!! The reason: A power failure. Click here for pics.
  Once again, Constitution will try to erase last-second, Pub-final pain by winning a state title. Click here for Ace's story.

March 3
  Congrats to Imhotep product Earl Brown, a 6-6 sr. F at St. Francis (Pa.), who has earned first team All-NEC honors.
  Progress is being made on assorted Baseball '15 files. Thanks to honchos Gene Otto (Cath/Int) and Barry Strube (Pub) for their help.
  Congrats to Comm Tech product David Johnson, a 5-9 soph G at Mercer County Community College, who has been named the MVP in Region 19. Also to teammate/Gratz product D.J. Alexander, a 6-0 soph G and a 2nd Team All-Garden State Athletic Conference honoree.
  ***Only in the Supposed to Play the Pub: Hilda Goodling Impact Academy, the top Class A seed in District 3, has closed its doors (maybe for good) due to financial woes. Other teams have moved up the seeding ladder. Constitution's opponent will be West Shore Academy.***  
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (Breakdown of CL's results in state playoffs,  2009-14)
  As we kill time 'til Friday . . . In 2007, Prep Charter claimed a second consecutive Class AA state title thanks largely to twins Marcus and Markieff Morris, who are now with the Phoenix Suns. Click
here for celebration pics.
  Links to full boxscores for league playoffs/City Titles are now
here.

March 2
  Click
here for professional photos from the N-G/Imhotep AAA City Title, as provided by Michelle Alton.
  Click
here for professional photos from the Roman-King AAAA City Title, as provided by Michelle Alton.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (Comparing Quade Green's soph season playoff performance with Ja'Quan Newton's
as soph/jr/sr.)
 
**Randy Seidman is back with his Hometown Philly Awards for college baseball!!! Click here for his latest contribution. Thank you, Randy!!!**
 
Baseball historian John Shiffert takes us back to the very beginning. Click here.
 
Click here for info on Wednesday night's Markward Club dinner.
  Congrats to Community College of Philadelphia (CCP, 26-2 record, ranked No. 6 in the nation), which will play March 12 in a national quarterfinal in Loch Sheldrake, N.Y. "Our Guys" players: Basir Fulmore, Dobbins '11; Dante Collier, Northeast '10; Marcus Smith, Phila. Elec. '12; Mikal Mumin, Overbrook '10; Karon Keene, Mansion '12; Rafiq Johnson Central '14. Joe Rome (Judge '89) is the third-year coach. Assistants: Andre Wright, Franklin '97; Terrell Wright, Franklin '93; Solomon Walker, Franklin LC, '89; Kenyatta McKinney, Gratz, '99.
 
As we kill time 'til Friday . . . In 2009, the CL's first year of PIAA membership, Carroll's boys & girls won state titles. The school then held a campus parade and ceremony inside the gym. Click here for pics.
 
La Salle product Dan Spinelli, former website stalwart, is now a freshman at Penn. Click here to see the story he did for The Daily Pennsylvanian on the CL's long-time connection with the Palestra.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (Roman
earns slim-margins spot)
  Full boxscores for the City Title contests are in today's Daily News. Thanks to Amauro "Amar" Austin and the DN's Bob "Boop" Vetrone for helping to make that happen.


March 1
 
Schedule change: Saturday's game involving Conwell-Egan will be played at 4 o'clock at Ryan.
  Tiiiiime for (another) Tedbit . . . click here. (Quade Green's outrageous postseason marksmanship)
  Cedar Crest, in District 3, experienced a crazy week. Click here.
  ***The schedule for the first round of state playoffs is here (bottom of that page). Thanks to Joe Sette for providing.***
  Baseball roster No. 1 has been received . . . from Central
.
here.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (Egan/C-E's
postseason history)
  D-12's entrants/seeds for state playoffs . . .
  AAAA -- 1.) Roman. 2.) King. 3.) La Salle.
  AAA -- 1.) Neum-Gor. 2.) Imhotep. 3.) Carroll. 4.) Audenried.
  AA -- 1.) Con.-Egan. 2.) Freire. 3.) Mastery North. 4.) Parkway CC.
  A -- 1.) Constitution. 2.) MC&S. 3.) Robeson.

Feb. 28
  Tiiiiime for (another) Tedbit . . . click here. (Another look at
Carl Arrigale's feat)
  Freire's cheerleaders can now be found
here. (No idea why their uniforms are green. Not a school color.)
  Click here for City Title recaps.
  Click here for the updated Overall Scoring Leaders (14.0 minimum).
  Click here for the updated 1,000-Point Scorers (and candidates).
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (Carl Arrigale claims a spot on the list of city coaches with 400 wins. An impressive one, at that)
  The Feb. 27 Tedbit has been updated with the CL's City Title sweep.
  Click here for: Sometimes a Team's Best Shooter is the Coach. (Rick Leinenbach of the Somerton Youth Association.)
  Click
here for: Vin Loved C-E's
Win! . . . (The Ceiling Didn't.)
  All TEAM PAGES have been updated through 2/27.
 
Click here for the updated standings/overall records.
  Celebration pics:
here for Roman (with Puck!) . . . here for N-G . . . here for C-E.
  Click
here for Ace's video of Quade Green's winning trey . . . and here
for Ted's pic.

Feb. 27
  In the City Title tripleheader at Saint Joseph's University . . .
 
AAAA: Roman beat King, 58-57, as Tony Carr's two free throws provided a four-point lead with 10.4 seconds remaining. Overall context for Ace's ink. Pics here. . . . AAA: Neumann-Goretti beat Imhotep, 77-74, as Quade Green stuck a right-corner trey with 1 second left to give coach Carl Arrigale his 400th win. Overall context for Ace's ink. Pics here. . . . AA: Conwell-Egan beat Freire, 67-31, to claim a postseason win for the first time since 1964, its first season in the Catholic League (over Neumann in a semi). Vinny Dalessandro had 14 points, 13 rebounds. Pics here. . . . Ted's combo report is posted. 
 
***Bill "Mr. Bill" Williams, long-time basketball assistant at Southern, is selling DVDs of Philly high school games going back to 1989. Click here for an updated list of available DVDs (not just games involving Southern) and contact info.***
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (Cath vs. Pub in seeding/CT games since 2009)
  All TEAM PAGES have been updated through 2/26.
 
Click
here for the updated standings/overall records.
  The great Eric "Hank" Gathers (Dobbins '85) passed away 25 years ago while starring for Loyola Marymount. Click here for Dick Jerardi's wonderful story. RIP, Hank.
  Haverford School jr. F Lamar Stevens is being stalked. Click here for Ace's story, which includes recruiting updates on other players.

Feb. 26
  Today's Tedbit has been corrected . . . click here.
  Click
here for: Every Player Should Have THIS Kind of Fan Club.
  In a playoff to determine D-12's third AAAA seed (loser out) . . .
  La Salle beat Washington, 73-44. Ted's report is posted. Ace's ink to sr. F Dave Krmpotich. Pics
here.
  Click
here for nine professional photos from the recent CL finals, as snapped by Bill Achuff.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (Carroll
still owns the Ryan roost)
  All TEAM PAGES have been updated through 2/25.
 
Click
here for the updated standings/overall records.
  Click
here for professional photos from the recent Wood-Ryan girls' playoff game, as snapped by Michelle Alton.
  Audenried's cheerleaders and dance team can now be found
here.

Feb. 25
  In a playoff to determine D-12's third-fourth AAA seeds . . .
  Carroll beat Audenried, 71-46. Ted's report is posted. Pics
here.
  Click
here for practice pics from Conwell-Egan.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (Roman coach Chris McNesby joins a special club)
  Click
here
to see a video of what's probably the most amazing last shot in basketball history.
  The adjusted boxscore for the Cath final is in today's DN (page 35).
  The Public A-C TEAM PAGES have been updated through 2/24.
 
Click
here for the updated standings/overall records.

Feb. 24
  Tiiiiime for (another) Tedbit . . . click here. (
Audenried again bumps off a favorite, based on divisions)
  In the special playoff to determine the Pub's second AAA squad . . .
  Audenried beat Del-Val, 67-64. Overall context for Ace's ink. (Audenried will play Carroll tomorrow night at 7:30, at Ryan, to determine the third-fourth seeds for the state playoffs.)
  Click
here for: Happy Times for Chris "McNetby."
  Click
here for: Capping Off a Signature Performance.
  Click
here for: He Created Quite the "Ster" at the Palestra.
  Sankofa basketball coach Isaiah Thomas is running again for a City Council spot. Click
here for Stu Bykofsky's DN column.
  Click here for: Be Careful How You Lose, Gals (scandal in Tennessee)
  Check out recaps for all 2015 Cath playoffs.
  Tickets for D-12 seeding games will be $5. Tickets for the City Titles
at Saint Joseph's University will be $10. No presales. 
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (A look at the streaks of 20 consecutive wins in CL playoffs by Roman, 1989-95, and N-G, 2009-15)
  Full boxscores for the Cath finals are in today's Daily News (page 30). Thanks to Amauro "Amar" Austin, Mark "Frog" Carfagno, Big Steve Reid, Keith Hines and the DN's Bob "Boop" Vetrone for making that happen. Note from Ted: ***The point totals for Roman's Nazeer Bostick and Tony Carr
should have been 23 and 8, not 25 and 6. I messed that up. Sorry!***   
  The second Catholic TEAM PAGE has been updated through 2/23.
 
Click
here for the updated standings/overall records. 
  **Click
here for a big celebration pic in the southeast locker room.**   

Feb. 23
  In the Cath boys' final . . .
  Guard Nazeer Bostick totaled 23 points and 13 rebounds as Roman beat Neumann-Goretti, 64-59, to prevent the Saints from winning a seventh consecutive championship.
Ted's report is posted. Click here for Ed Barkowitz' DN game story. Click here for Ace's atmosphere piece. Game pics here. Celebration pics here.
  In the Cath girls' final . . .
 
Neumann-Goretti beat Wood, 50-45, as Ciani Cryor had 13 points, five assists and six steals. Click here. Pics here.
  Multiple Pub first-teamers have been added to this list.
  This year's Pub first-teamers have been added to the list that goes back to 1941. Click here.
 
***Click here for the coaches' All-Public team -- now complete -- and congrats to the overall MVP, Constitution sr. Kimar Williams.***
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (Tonight's CL title combatants sniff very rare air in terms of total losses)
  Ace's preview for the Cath final is in today's Daily News (page 48).
  Click here for Les Bowen's DN story on
CHA product Ibraheim Campbell, who's being viewed as a midround NFL pick.
  The Public A TEAM PAGE has been updated through 2/22.
 
Click
here for the updated standings/overall records. 
  Full boxscores for the Pub finals are in today's Daily News (page 45).  Thanks to Amauro "Amar" Austin, Mark "Frog" Carfagno, Jon "Duck" Gray, Big Steve Reid and the DN's Bob "Boop" Vetrone for making that happen.

Feb. 22
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (
Imhotep coach Andre Noble joined the five-titles club today, and gained membership rather quickly.)
  Check out recaps for all of this season's Pub playoffs.
  Imhotep is the third Pub school to win boy-girl championships in the same season; also University City in '95 and Central in '05. 'Tep also claimed a football crown this past fall, of course. Neumann-Goretti
will have a chance to match the three-titles feat tomorrow night.
  In the Pub boys' final . . .
 
Imhotep beat Constitution, 77-75, for its fifth crown in seven years as a successful, last-possession layup was launched an instant AFTER the buzzer. Duck's report is posted. Ace's ink to soph G Daron Russell, the game MVP. Click here for Ace's video of the final moments.
 
  In the Pub girls' final . . .
 
Imhotep beat Mastery North, 61-33. Click here.
 
**The following Pub/Cath/Int football guys will play for Team Stars & Stripes against the Lazio Marines Under-19 team in Global Bowl Italy on March 29 -- Episcopal: OL/DL John "Moose" Minicozzi,. QB Ryan Whayland; Judge: QB Zach Carroll; Germantown Academy: RB-DB Kashta Davis; Roxborough: TE-LB Caleb Lassiter, DT Javahn Singleton. Episcopal teacher (and former coach) Bill Gallagher will guide the squad.**
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (Top individual outbursts in Pub championship games)
  Today's Pub finals are ON.
  The Public TEAM PAGES have been updated through 2/21.
 
Click
here for the updated standings/overall records.

Feb. 21
  In seeding games . . .
  AA: Mastery North beat Parkway Center City, 65-37. MN is 3rd. PCC is 4th.
  A: Robeson beat Sankofa, 72-51. Robeson is 3rd. Sankofa eliminated.
  La Salle defeated Roman, 2,947-2,885, to win the Catholic League bowling championship for the first time in school history. Through the years, the Explorers had captured at least one CL crown in every sport. Click
here for a pic, as provided by AD Joe Parisi.
  At the NFL Combine, Arizona State WR Jaelen Strong (West Catholic) ran a 4.4 40 and posted a 42-inch vertical!
  Schedule note: Del-Val will host Audenried on Tuesday at 3:15 (Simons RC, Walnut & Woolston in West Oak Lane) to decide the Pub's second AAA representative for the upcoming state playoffs. The schedule is still calling for that winner to play Carroll on Wednesday, 7:30 at Ryan, to determine the third-fourth seeds.
  Neumann-Goretti will be seeking a record seventh consecutive championship in Monday night's Catholic League final. Know what else? In 17 seasons, coach Carl Arrigale owns 399 career wins.
  Ace's preview for the Pub final is in today's Daily News (page 37).
  Click here for Ace's story on Roman sr. F Manny Taylor, a former starter who's now thriving as the sixth man.
  Links to the Pub/Cath quarters/semis boxscores are now here.
  Click here for the updated Overall Scoring Leaders (14.0 minimum).
  Click here for the updated 1,000-Point Scorers (and candidates).
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (Underclass MVPs/MOPs are quite the rage in the Inter-Ac)
  Click here for a story about Roman Catholic's truly special 1902-03 basketball team.
  Sports Fan Base Network will broadcast tomorrow's girls' (1:30 start) and boys' (approx. 3) Public League finals right
here
.
  The Inter-Ac TEAM PAGE has been finalized.
 
Click
here for the updated standings/overall records.

Feb. 20
  Click
here for: 1,458 Down, Many More to Come at Temple.
  Click
here for: Frankly, He Deserves Attention, Too!!
  In a Pa. Indy Tourney semifinal . . .
  Haverford School fell to Phelps School, 88-71. Ted's report is posted. Pics
here
.
  ***Click here for the coaches' All-Inter-Ac team and congrats to the Most Outstanding Player,
Episcopal soph Nick Alikakos.***
  Joseph A. "Zeke" DeBarberie, the father of Bonner-Prendie baseball coach Joe DeBarberie, died Tuesday. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. RIP, sir. Click here.
  ***Though Roman and N-G are closed today, Wood is open and tickets for Monday's Catholic League finals doubleheader are on sale. $8 for general admission, $12 for reserved. Tickets will be on sale Monday at all three schools. Prices at the Palestra: $10 and $15.***
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (Another school is ready to join the list of the Pub's most-defeated champs)
  Ex-MLB catcher
Ben Davis (Malvern '95) will be part of the Phillies' TV broadcast team this season. Click here.
  Full boxscores for the Pub semis are in today's Daily News. Thanks to Amauro "Amar" Austin, Big Steve Reid and the DN's Bob "Boop" Vetrone for making that happen.  
  The Pub TEAM PAGES have been updated through 2/19. 

 
Click
here for the updated standings/overall records.nt.
  Click
here for: He Fouled With Intention, Ref!
  Click
here for: Caution, Very Hard to Cover.
  The fleshed-out schedule for D-12 contests is here.
  The Cath/Int TEAM PAGES have been updated through 2/18. 

 
Click
here for the updated standings/overall records.

Feb. 19
 
**Randy Seidman is back with his Hometown Philly Awards for college baseball!!! Click here for his first contribution for 2015. Thank you, Randy!!!**
  In Public League semifinals . . .
 
Imhotep beat King, 61-56. Overall context for Ace's ink.
  Constitution beat Audenried, 70-57. Overall context for
Ace's ink.

 
Tiiiiime for (another) Tedbit . . . click here. (Most competitive CL semis, 1942-2015)
  Schedule note: The Haverford School-Phelps semifinal in the Pa. Indy Tourney will be played tomorrow, 6:30, at Malvern.
  Click here for NOT Only in the Pub (a crazy story from Western Pa.).
  Pub snafu: As it turns out, Audenried is AAA, not AA. The Rockets will still play tonight in the overall semis, but Freire will meet Conwell-Egan for the AA City Title. The Mastery North-Parkway CC game will be for seeding in AA, not an elimination game, and it's possible Audenried will play Del-Val to determine the Pub's second AAA spot.
  The Feb. 17 (evening) Tedbit has been updated. Welcome aboard to '78 O'Hara grad Chris Manning.
  Chestnut Hill College will field its first sprint football team (weight limit: 172 pounds) this coming fall. Wanna give it a whirl? Contact coach Mike Pearson at PearsonM@chc.edu.
  Check out recaps for last night's Cath semis.
  Full boxscores for the Cath semis are in today's Daily News. Thanks to Ed "Huck" Palmer, Big Steve Reid and the DN's Bob "Boop" Vetrone for making that happen.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (Quade Green/Lamarr "Fresh" Kimble sniff sorta-rare air.)
  Click
here for: Paul Newman's Old School/New School Moment.
  Click
here for: He Fouled With Intention, Ref!
  Click
here for: Caution, Very Hard to Cover.
  The fleshed-out schedule for D-12 contests is here.
  The Cath/Int TEAM PAGES have been updated through 2/18. 

 
Click
here for the updated standings/overall records.

Feb. 18
  In Catholic League semifinals, at the Palestra . . .
 
Neumann-Goretti outlasted La Salle, 70-65, as Quade Green (26) and Lamarr "Fresh" Kimble (23) led the way. Ted's report is posted. Pics here.
  Roman beat Carroll, 61-58, as Paul Newman hit two gigantic free throws with 5 seconds left.
Ted's report is posted. Overall context for Ace's ink. Pics here.

  In Pa. Indy Tourney quarterfinals, Haverford School won and Germantown Academy lost.
  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Justin Etsell. Justin, a pitcher-third baseman for North Catholic ('03) and part of a notable baseball family, died yesterday. RIP, Justin.
  The following Pub/Cath players have been chosen for the Big 33 football game (Sat., June 20, 7:05 at Hersheypark Stadium): WR DJ Moore (Imhotep), DL Shareef Miller (Washington), LB Jake Cooper (Wood), DB Shaq Jones (Imhotep), ATH Jarrett McClenton (Wood).
  St. Matthew (Mayfair) claims the crown. Click
here.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (All schools' records in CL semis)

Feb. 17
  Tiiiiime for (another) Tedbit . . . click here. (All-Catholic lefties revisited, 1976-2015)
  Schedule note (down the line): The Conwell-Egan/Audenried Class AA City Title will be played on Friday, Feb. 27, 5:45 p.m., at Saint Joseph's University as the first game of what will now be a tripleheader.
  Links to the Pub/Cath quarterfinal boxscores are now here.
  Click here for the updated list of One-Game School Records.
  Schedule note: The Pub semis will be played Thursday at Southern. Times still the same: Con-Aud at 5:30, King-Imho at approximately 7.
  Tickets for tomorrow night's Catholic League semis will be on sale today, 2 to 5 p.m., in the athletic director's office at La Salle High.
  Schedule note: Phelps at Germantown Academy, a quarterfinal in the Pa. Indy Tourney, will be played tomorrow at 5:30. Also, in another quarterfinal, Haverford School will visit Hill School tomorrow at 3:45.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (Top underclass career scorers; new info added)
  Click here for the updated Overall Scoring Leaders (14.0 minimum).

  The Int TEAM PAGE has been updated through 2/16.

Feb. 16
  Schedule note: In the Pa. Indy Tourney's quarterfinal round, Germantown Academy will host Phelps on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.; weather permitting.
  Links to all recent photo sets can now be found here.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (Teams with only four scorers in CL quarterfinals, 1976-2015)
  Full boxscores/recaps for all Cath/Pub quarterfinals are in today's Daily News (page 44). Thanks to everyone who made it happen: Amauro Austin, Bill Avington, Mark "Frog" Carfagno, Aaron "Ace" Carter, Bill Donohoe, Jon "Duck" Gray, Keith Hines, Blair Klumpp, Thomas "Hockey Puck" McKenna, Mike O'Connell, Ed "Huck" Palmer, Jim Parrella, Big Steve Reid, Pat Sorrentino and the DN's Bob "Boop" Vetrone.

Feb. 15
  The schedule for District 12 City Titles and seeding/elimination games is here (bottom of page). Thanks to Pub hoops honcho Ben Dubin.
 
Click here for info on Wednesday night's Markward Club dinner.
 
Click here for the updated Overall Scoring Leaders (14.0 minimum).
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (Audenried earns a spot on the Pub's wait-time list for quarterfinal wins)
  Check out recaps for yesterday's Pub playoffs.
  Click here for the updated 1,000-Point Scorers (and candidates).

  The Pub/Int TEAM PAGES have been updated through 2/14.
 
Click
here for the updated standings/overall records.

Feb. 14
  The schedule for Pub/Cath semis is now here (bottom of page).
  In Public quarterfinals . . .
  The winners were
Constitution (66-59 over MC&S; Ace's semi-ink to sr. F Ahmad Gilbert in an overall context) and Audenried (70-61 over Freire). Duck's reports are posted.
  Click
here for: Hard to Cover? Foh Shizzle! (smile)
  Click
here for: Almost Time for Spring Sports! (Despite the c-c-c-old)
  In a Pa. Indy Tourney first-rounder . . .
  Haverford School beat Germantown Friends, 55-48. Ted's report is
posted. Pics
here.
  Click here for the updated 1,000-Point Scorers (and candidates).
  Check out recaps for yesterday's Pub playoffs and Cath playoffs.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (La Salle-SJ Prep
again makes the low-points list)
  The Cath/Pub/Int TEAM PAGES have been updated through 2/13.
 
Click
here for the updated standings/overall records.
  Click
here for: He Also Should Have Played Cornerback.
  Info on the Cath semis: Two games Wednesday at the Palestra. Roman-Carroll at 7, N-G/La Salle at 8:45. Tickets can be purchased at the four schools: $8 for general admission, $12 for reserved seats. Prices at the door: $10 and $15.

Feb. 13
  In Catholic quarterfinals . . .
 
Roman beat Wood, 64-50, as jr. G Tony Carr opened a 19-5 closing rush with six straight points. Ted's report is posted. Pics here.
  La Salle beat SJ Prep, 37-33, as sr. F Dave Krmpotich went 4-for-4 at the line in the final moments and had a leaping steal in between.
Ted's report is posted. Pics here.
  Carroll beat Conwell-Egan, 47-34, by scoring 36 of the final 52 points. Huck's report is posted.
 
Other winner: N-G over Judge, 88-57.
  In Public quarterfinals . . .
  The winners were
King (59-46 over Washington; Ace's ink to sr. PG Sammy Foreman) and Imhotep (62-52 over Del-Val).
  In 1976, Tom Dunfee starred at linebacker for
Bartram's Pub football champions, commonly known as the Maroon Wave. In the 1977-78 school year, Tom was first team All-City in football and baseball. Check out a current pic here and don't even think about running the ball up the middle (smile).
  Info about Roman's sports HOF banquet is here.
  Northwestern's Ibraheim Campbell (Chestnut Hill Academy) is Mike Mayock's No. 5 safety prospect for the NFL draft. Arizona State WR Jaelen Strong (West Catholic) will also be participating in next week's NFL combine.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (Roman's lowest leading scorers in Cath play, 1976-2015)
  Toronto G Kyle Lowry (Dougherty '04)
is about to play in his first
NBA all-star game. Click here for Ed Barkowitz' DN ink.

Feb. 12
  Lansdale Catholic sr. Jake Saba, also a basketball player, will play college soccer at La Salle.
  Info about Ryan's 2015 basketball HOF banquet is here.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (Bonner-Prendie bounced back in respectable fashion) 
  **How cool is this? Aaron "Ace" Carter spent his day serving as an
extra for filming of the new Rocky movie. His role? Sports writer at a press conference! Who would have thought? (smile) He never got to ask a question. "Who knows if the scene will even make the cut?" he said. "It was lots of fun, though."**
  In today's DN, Tom Mahon featured Tamyra "42 Rebounds" Laws for High & Inside. Click here.
  Check out recaps for yesterday's Pub playoffs and Cath playoffs.
  Schedule note: In the Pa. Indy Tourney's Round of 16, Episcopal will host Academy NC on Friday at 4 p.m.; Malvern will visit Friends' Central on Friday at 4 p.m. (this is a change)
; Germantown Academy will host Solebury on Friday at 7 p.m.; Haverford School will host Germantown Friends on Saturday at 2 p.m.; and SCH Academy will visit Westtown on Monday at 4 p.m.
  Click here for schedule info on Catholic & Public quarterfinals. 
 
Click
here for the updated standings/overall records.
  The Pub & Cath TEAM PAGES have been updated through 2/11.

Feb. 11
  In a Catholic first-round playoff . . .
  Wood beat Ryan, 66-56. Ace's ink to sr. F Luke Connaghan.
  In a Public round-of-16 playoff . . .
  Washington beat Frankford, 78-63. Duck's report is posted.
  The Feb. 6 Tedbit has been updated to include Parkway CC.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (Wood's Luke Connaghan
is part of quite the family five-pack)
  In the aftermath of the latest mess, and the Archdiocese's strange response, Kevin Cooney says the CL needs major changes in its culture. Click here for his column in The Bucks County Courier Times.
  The Inter-Ac TEAM PAGE has been updated through 2/10.

Feb. 10
  Click here for recaps of yesterday's Pub playoffs.
  Thanks to Bill Hall, you can now make plans for the 2015 Carpenter Cup Classic. Click here for the schedule.
  Click here for a story from
La Salle's website about Drew Gordon.
  ***Baseball cards are now available and Ted Taylor is happy beyond belief. He's in his 40th year of writing hobby columns. Congrats! Click here for his latest offering!***
  Back in the day,
Neumann's primary school color was orange. And late in the afternoon, sometimes you can see it in the gym. Click here.
  Click
here for practice pics from Neumann-Goretti.
  Three guys have been added to this list.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (
Parkway West
breaks an 82-year-old record)
  All TEAM PAGES have been updated through 2/9.
 
Click
here for the updated standings/overall records.

Feb. 9
  Best wishes going forward to Drew Gordon, who confirmed tonight that he has stepped down as La Salle's football coach after going 91-26 in nine seasons with six CL championships and a state title. In Drew's five seasons as an assistant (1994-97, '05), La Salle was 49-13 with two CL crowns.
  The Cath first-teamers have been added to this list.
 
***Click here for the Coaches' All-Catholic Basketball Team and congrats to the MVP, SJ Prep sr. Chris Clover.***
 
The schedule for Wednesday's Pub playoffs can be found here & here.
  In a Pub first-round playoff (Class AAAA) . . .
  King beat Northeast, 88-50. Ace's ink to sr. F Chase Rodgers.
  Winners in today's Pub first-round playoffs . . .
  A: Constitution, Sankofa, Robeson, MC&S
  AA: Audenried, Mastery North, Parkway CC, Freire
  AAA: Boys' Latin, Southern, Del-Val, Imhotep
  AAAA: Bartram, Frankford, Washington, King 
  Click
here for practice pics from Ryan.
  Friday night, with a 58-41 win over SCH Academy, Penn Charter avoided an 0-10 record in Inter-Ac hoops and 0-15 in hoops/football combined. Click
here for some pics.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (Chris Clover's 37-point outburst in recent context)
  Click here for schedule info on Catholic playoffs.
  Schedule note: In the Pa. Indy Tourney's Round of 16, Germantown Academy will host Solebury on Friday at 7 p.m.
  The Jan. 12 Tedbit has been finalized. Click here.
  Click here for the final Catholic Scoring Leaders (10.0 minimum).
  All TEAM PAGES have been updated through 2/8.

Feb. 8`
  Click
here for: Dunkin' Derrick . . . Jones, of Course.
  Click
here for a large pic of Wood's student rooters.
  With 285 points in 13 games (21.9 average), SJ Prep's Chris Clover (click
here) is the CL scoring champ. (He was second last year, at 22.0, to McDevitt's Tyrell Long.)
  Click
here for: Ted Hangs Out With Wood AD Joe Sette.
  Click
here
for: Wood Had a Ringer!!
 
Click
here for the final Cath standings. First-round playoffs, both at 7 on Wednesday: Ryan at Wood, B-P at Judge.
  Other winners: N-G, Roman, West, Ryan, Judge.
  In front of an outrageous crowd, SJ Prep beat La Salle, 79-74, in three OTs, as sr. F Chris Clover scored 37 points.
Ted's report is posted. Ace's ink is here. Pics here (set begins with just under six minutes left in third quarter).
  Carroll beat Wood, 77-47. Ted's report is posted. Pics
here (Half of JV game to start).
 
Click
here for the updated standings (now included: overall records for all three leagues).
  Seedings for Inter-Ac teams in the upcoming Pa. Indy Tourney: Gtn. Academy (3), Episcopal (6), Haverford School (8), Malvern (10) and SCH Academy (15). Penn Charter is not participating. Schedule TBA.
  Schedule note: Monday's Franklin at D-V playoff is back to 3:15.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (Glenn Shapley puts Northeast near the top of the playoff points list)
  Click here for Ace's feature story on N-G soph G Quade Green, who wants to be only one thing . . . the best.
  All TEAM PAGES have been updated through 2/7.

Feb. 7
  In Northeast's playoff victory Thursday vs. Edison, manager/player  Glenn Shapley contributed two free throws and a game-ending trey. Click
here
for  a Vine video of his trey!
 
***Congrats to coach Herb Magee (West Catholic '59), who today notched his 1000th career win at Philadelphia University (nee Textile)!!!*** 
 
Click here for the updated Overall Scoring Leaders (14.0 minimum).
  Click here for the updated 1,000-Point Scorers (and candidates).
  Click here for the final Inter-Ac Scoring Leaders (10.0 minimum) and congrats to the winner, HS junior Lamar Stevens (the original report on scoring totals for HS vs. MP was incorrect).
  Schedule note: Monday's Franklin at D-V playoff will start at 4:15.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (GA's Tim Guers sniffs rare air)
  The Cath/Int TEAM PAGES have been updated through 2/6.
  Photos of Conwell-Egan's Sam Cooper have been added
here
.
 
Click
here for the updated standings.

Feb. 6
  Michael Christopher "Mickey Cauls" McCauley is in the house! Well, the hospital (smile). He was born at 2:13 this afternoon. His dad, Matt, who runs West Catholic's football website and takes wonderful pics, and his mom, Katie, are doing great! Congrats!!! Click
here
for pic.
 
Before a nearly full house, visiting Germantown Academy (Tim Guers 33 points) beat Episcopal, 74-50, in a last-game showdown for the Inter-Ac championship. This is the Patriots' third consecutive title. Ted's report is posted. Pics here . . . Click here for a large celebration pic. JV pics here.
  Other big news. . . Wood won at Roman, 64-58, and Penn Charter topped SCH Academy, 58-41, to avoid going a combined 0-15 in Inter-Ac play in football and basketball this school year.
  Last night,
N-G product Tamyra Laws, a 5-8 sophomore guard, claimed 42 rebounds while playing for Frederick CC (Md.). That's the highest total in national junior college history (all levels, and just two short of the record for male players)! She's had double-doubles in all 22 games this season. Tamyra's dad, Stan, is the boys' coach at Strawberry Mansion. Click here for the boxscore.
  Two more local guys have a chance to enjoy the football experience of a lifetime! Check out the first FOOTBALL listing on Calendar Items.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (Tacony joins the club!)
  Judge's 1975 Catholic League hoops champs will be honored at halftime of Sunday's game vs. O'Hara.
  ****Six Wood photos have been added to the Football Commitment Day pics
here.****
  Click here for Ed Morrone's Northeast Times story about Northeast
sr. Glenn Shapley (see Feb. 2), who scored five more points yesterday (after this story was published)!!
  Click here for the schedule for Monday's first-round Pub playoffs.
  Jim Murphy, who went 64-34 in eight seasons (2000-07), is again Roman's football coach.
  Click
here for recaps of yesterday's Pub preliminary playoffs.
  All TEAM PAGES have been updated through 2/5.
  Click
here for: Special Keepsake for B-P's Seniors. And click here
for a large version (without caption).
 
Click
here for the updated standings.

Feb. 5
  Click
here for: Like Falling Off a Clifton.
  Click
here for: Everybody Loves a Good French Fry.
  Bonner-Prendie beat McDevitt, 56-48, in a Senior Night game packed with oddities. Ted's report is posted (and the wacky stuff didn't end at the final buzzer). Pics
here (lots of JV to start).
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (There will be TWO very important Inter-Ac basketball games tomorrow night)
  Check out the Calendar Items for info on McDevitt's annual football HOF banquet, set for this Saturday.
  Click
here for: Fun Night for Title-Winning Fords
.
  All TEAM PAGES have been updated through 2/4.

Feb. 4
 
Click
here for the updated standings.
  With 38 points Monday, Zamir Lett claimed Prep Charter's school record for one game.
  Schedule note: Tomorrow's World Comm/Tacony Pub preliminary playoff will be played at 6 o'clock at Tacony's Middle School building (1330 Rhawn Street).
  Click
here for Football Commitment Day pics from SJ Prep, Roman, Malvern and Haverford School.
  Thanks to a 26-8 fourth quarter, Neumann-Goretti beat SJ Prep, 67-44. Ted's report is posted. Ace's ink to sub jr. G Rasheed Browne. Pics here.
  What's the lowest scoring game you've ever seen? Click here for a story about an all-time snoozefest.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (Zahir Stewart's place in Pub pointfest history)
  Congrats to coach John Miller of Mount St. Joseph's, who yesterday claimed his 700th win (counting stints as the boys' coach at Ryan and Bonner)!! Click here.
  Wood sr. RB Jarrett McClenton is considered Villanova's prime recruit. Click here for Mike Kern's story.
  Click here for the updated Catholic Scoring Leaders (10.0 minimum), the final Public Scoring Leaders for all divisions (10.0 minimum) and the Pub's Overall Top 15 (18.0 on up).

Feb. 3
  Click
here for: Block Party.
  Click
here for: Savin' Sam, I Am.
  Click
here for: Ticklin' the Twine With a Pigskin. And click here
for: He Can't Stay Out of the Limelight (same kid).
 
Click
here for the updated standings.
 
***Click here (go to the BOTTOM of that page) to see the seedings for the upcoming Public League playoffs along with the schedule for Thursday's preliminary round.***
 
Before what gradually became a full house, visiting Germantown Academy overcame a late, 10-point deficit and beat Haverford School, 60-57. Ted's report is posted. Pics here. And click here for a pic of the happy Patriots heading for their locker room.
 
C-E sr. lineman Sam Cooper will play college football at Maine.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (Frank Sciolla: Best vs. West)
  Click here (go to the BOTTOM of that page) to see which teams have qualified for the Public League playoffs -- 8 in A, 9 in AA, 12 in AAA, 10 in AAAA. The seedings meeting will take place tonight and the matchups for Thursday's preliminary playoffs will be announced.
  Schedule note: The N-G at C-E game, originally set for Monday, has been moved up to Sunday at 2:30
.
 
Baseball historian John Shiffert breaks down the 1999 draft, and how nothing is ever assured. Click here.
 
Haverford School sr. WR Derek Mountain will play college football at Holy Cross.
 
Click
here for the updated standings (includes "final version" for Pub except for lower end of A; one game to be played today).
  The list of the Pub's playoff entrants is expected to be available late this morning. The meeting to decide seedings will take place tonight.
  The Catholic and Public A-B-C-D-E TEAM PAGES have been updated through 2/2. (CAPA wins over Parkway NW by forfeit. PNW won, but did not report the result. Rand-NM box not reported)
  **Jim Bunning details his anger over the Dick Allen HOF snub. Click here for Stan Hochman's back-page DN column. And click here for questions that, Stan says, need to be answered! . . . Meanwhile, Stan is being inducted the Big 5 HOF. Congrats, Stan! Click here for Dick Jerardi's DN story.**
  Click here for info on Wednesday night's Markward Club dinner.

Feb. 2
  ****Major congrats to Glenn Shapley, Northeast's senior manager. Glenn, who has cerebral palsy, played today for the Vikings in their game vs. Freire and scored two points! In an email, Glenn noted, "Greatest moment of my life. Will remember this day forever. We won the game, 49-48, so my two points were the difference. I won the game." Way to go, Glenn!! So happy for you!!**** (Click
here to see NE's team pic from 2013, when Glenn was a soph. Pic at bottom of that page.)
  Wood
football commitments: sr. DL Devon Cobb to Kutztown and sr. FB Alex Arcangeli to Bloomsburg.
 
Click
here for the updated standings (includes "final version" for Pub except for lower end of A and E).
  In a wild one, Conwell-Egan beat West Catholic, 54-53. Ted's report is posted. Pics
here (some JV to start).
  Click
here for: Winning Two Championships Never Gets Old.
  Click
here for another pic from La Salle's "Silent Night."
  NFL's next scandal! . . . Beastgate. Because Marshawn Lynch is such a jerk, Goodell ordered Seattle not to give him the ball. Wanted somebody else to be the Super Bowl hero. #itwillberevealedeventually
  SCH Academy sr. WR Dylan Parsons will play college FB at Lehigh.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (CL's non-league success)
  Schedule notes: Due to a leaky roof, Mastery North will play at West Philadelphia at 3:15. Also, Imhotep at Del-Val will start at 4.
  All TEAM PAGES have been updated through 2/1
  Franklin sr. RB Jymere Toney will play college FB at St. Francis.

Feb. 1
  Click
here for: Jack Comes Back!
  Click
here
for: The Best Costume Ever.
 
Click
here for the updated standings (now included: remaining games for all three leagues).
  Wood beat Lansdale, 72-57. Ted's report is posted. Pics
here (some JV to start).
  Former O'Hara QB Dashawn "Day Day" Darden, now doing a prep school year at Wyoming Seminary, will play college football at the University of Mount Union (Ohio), which recently advanced to the D-III national championship game.
  Two of "Our Guys" are profiled on
this video of NFL QB prospects. West Chester's Sean McCartney (Wood) is at 9:44. Del Val's Aaron Wilmer (Washington) is at 12:48.
  King sr. WR Emmanuel Clark will play college football at Shippensburg. Click
here for a pic.
  Click
here for: Still Buddies After All These Years. (Bartram's John Koskinen and Lincoln's Bruce Drysdale formed Temple's backcourt in '62).
  All TEAM PAGES have been updated through 1/31.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (Zahir Stewart's amazing feat) 

Jan. 31
  Best wishes going forward to Joe Krantz, who has retired after 36
years as
Wood's soccer coach.
  In a Florida tournament, Constitution beat Louisana's No. 1-ranked team, Riverside Academy, 100-92, in double overtime. Two starters missed lots of time with injuries. Ahmad Gilbert (41) and Kimar Williams (32) led the way.
  Click
here for Yippee for Yeedee!! (Judge's star running back, Yeedee Thaenrat, puts on a show)
  Click here for the updated Inter-Ac Scoring Leaders (10.0 minimum) and the Pub's Top 5 entering the final days of league play.
  Click here for the updated list of 1,000-Point Scorers (& candidates).
  Congrats to N-G sr. G Lamarr "Fresh" Kimble, who last night reached 1,000 career points in a win at West Catholic.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (Macon
history? -- now updated)
  The Catholic/Inter-Ac/Public A-B-C-D-E TEAM PAGES have been updated through 1/30. (Scoring for Edison's win over Fels unavailable.)
 
Click
here for the updated standings (now included: remaining games for all three leagues).

Jan. 30
  Click
here for: Macon Things Easy.
  Click
here for: D'unk Y'ou Vilmary M'uch.
  (Sorta) Separated at Birth . . . Click
here and here.
  McDevitt used a 34-18 second half to beat O'Hara, 50-44. Ted's report is posted. Pics
here
.
  Before a packed house, visiting Roman beat SJ Prep, 53-39.
Ted's report is posted.
Ace's ink to jr. G Nazeer Bostick. Pics here.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (Audenried sniffs rare 10-year air)
  KIPP DuBois has been awarded a forfeit win over Bodine (bus issues back on Dec. 18).
  Public A-B-C-D-E TEAM PAGES have been updated through 1/29.
  Congrats to Constitution sr. G Kimar Williams
, who last night reached 1,000 career points in a tournament game in Orlando, Fla.
 
Click
here for the updated standings.

Jan. 29
  You can sign a petition to support Dick Allen! Click here.
  Tiiiiime for (another) Tedbit . . . click here. (Izaiah Brockington's outburst in context)
  Kensington beat KIPP DuBois, 85-57. Ace's ink to sr. G Jerrell Richardson.
  GAMP has been awarded a forfeit win over Penn Treaty (bus issues).
  Sayre beat Overbrook, 61-30. Ace's ink to sr. F Antwan James.
  Click
here for practice pics from West Catholic.
  SJ Prep's Student Broadcasting Team will be airing three upcoming games. Check out "BASKETBALL" on the
calendar page.
  Best wishes going forward to '77 grad John Steinmetz, who has stepped down after 37 seasons as a football assistant at La Salle. He spent 24 seasons as the defensive coordinator (1985-94, 2001-14).
  Congrats to long-time assistant William "Skip" Singletary, the new football coach at Washington. During his playing career at guard for Temple, Skip earned All-American honors in '72 and his No. 64 was retired. Click here for Ace's story.
  Wood sr. DE Jeff Panara will play college football at Army.
  Wood sr. C Nick Lafferty will play college baseball at Kutztown.
  Click
here for story/videos about an amazing hoops moment at a high school in North Carolina.
  SCH Academy sr. QB Paul Dooley will play college FB at West Chester.
  Did you realize? . . . When both teams score double-digit numbers, the margin of victory is also a double-digit number. (As in: Roman 77, Judge 44 equals 33-point win . . . 88-22=66; 55-44=11; 99-77=22, etc.) Where else can you get such useless, yet cool, info? (smile)
  West Catholic sr. C Jeromy Reichner will play college FB at Marist.
Quite the special occasion yesterday for Germantown Academy's girls' basketball team. Sherri Retif claimed her 600th win and Olivia Gorman scored her 1,000th point. Click here.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (Gemil Holbrook's
outburst in  context)
  All TEAM PAGES have been updated through 1/28.
 
Click
here for the updated standings.

Jan. 28
  Ace hit the mat-splat trail today! Central beat Northeast, 40-25, for the Public League championship . Ace's ink to sr. 138-pounder Larry Lewis.
Also, La Salle won the CL title by topping Judge, 40-38. Click here for EJ Smith's story.
  2001 grad Tom McCaffery has succeeded Bob Peffle (28 seasons, seven CL crowns) as La Salle High's soccer coach.
  Click
here for: Now He Darn Near Lives on the Thing.
  Click
here for: The Surprise Guys.
  Click
here for: Never Know Where You'll See a Cow.
  Roman beat Judge, 77-44. Ted's report is posted. Pics
here.
  Wood sr. C Ryan Neher
will play college football at Bloomsburg.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (Brother combos with varsity points as freshmen. New twist on list.)

Jan. 27
  Many of today's postponed Pub games have been rescheduled. Check the Master Schedule. Also, th revised playoff schedule is at the bottom of that page.
  **Check the calendar page for info on a new radio show that will highlight high school sports.**
  Details on makeup games are being posted as we get them. Check  Master Schedules for the individual leagues.
  Union coach Jim Curtin (McDevitt) and assistant Chris Albright (Penn Charter)
are profiled in John Smallwood's DN column. Click here.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (Philly's top lefties, 1975-2014)
  And Philly's best-ever lefty is . . . click here

Jan. 26
  Tiiiiime for (another) Tedbit . . . click here.
(****Take a shot at our trivia question!**** Thanks to all participants. Answer will be posted in the morning. Keep the guesses coming.)
  The PCL's All-Catholic Football Banquet, originally scheduled for tomorrow night, has been postponed to Tuesday, Feb. 3, 6:30 p.m. The site will still be Barnaby's Restaurant (Heritage Room), 2107 MacDade Blvd., Holmes, Pa., 19043. Tickets ($35) will be sold at the door.
  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Kevin Kelly and Al Burba. Kelly, the fullback, and Burba, a defensive back, were starters for Neumann's 1983 Catholic South football champs. Both died recently. RIP, guys.
  Click here for the updated Catholic Scoring Leaders (12.0 minimum).
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (Northeast product Brent Grimes
should be on this list!)
 
Click
here for the updated standings.
  All TEAM PAGES have been updated through 1/25.
  A sculpture to honor the late, great Tom Gola (La Salle High '51) was unveiled yesterday at La Salle University. Click here for Dick Jerardi's DN story.

Jan. 25
 
Washington sr. DE Shareef Miller will play college FB at Penn State.
  Thanks to Mike Herron, the Jan. 24 Tedbit has been updated.
  Click
here for: Sorry, Joe, You Gotta Go.
  Click
here
for: Dunk You Very Much.
  Before a standing-room-only crowd, visiting Carroll beat La Salle, 69-57.
Ted's report is posted.
Ace's ink to soph F Dave Beatty. Pics here . . . JV pics here.
  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Rosemary McCarron Flannery. Mrs. Flannery, who covered high school sports for the Inquirer in the 1940s and later became a lawyer, died Friday. Her late husband, Tex, was the long-time football coach at La Salle and her late son, Jack, starred at quarterback. One daughter, Mary, was a sports writer for the Daily News. A grandson, John Connors, starred in football for SJ Prep and is now an assistant there. John's twin, Rosemary Connors, is a weekend anchor/reporter for Channel 10. RIP, Mrs. Flannery. Click here
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (Public D mostly copies the Cath!)
  All TEAM PAGES have been updated through 1/24.

Jan. 24
  Click
here for: From the Wing Behind Many Chairs.
 
Click
here for the updated standings (now included: remaining games for Pub/Int teams).
  Click here for the updated Inter-Ac Scoring Leaders (10.0 minimum) and here for the updated Public Scoring Leaders (15.0 minimum). 
  Click here for the updated list of 1,000-Point Scorers.
  Delaware sr. OF Joe Giacchino (Malvern) has earned first team honors on the CAA preseason all-star team.
  This is cool! Maritime's Zahir Stewart has scored 40 points in back-to-back games.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (GA coach Jim Fenerty continues the climb)
  The Cath, Int and Pub A-B-C-D-E TEAM PAGES have been updated through 1/23.

Jan. 23
  **Congrats to Germantown Academy coach Jim Fenerty, who tonight notched victory No. 500 (63-34 over Penn Charter) in 26 Patriot seasons. In all, he owns 561 career triumphs, counting 61 at the ol' Bishop Egan.**

  Before a packed house, visiting Neumann-Goretti beat Carroll, 71-69, as soph WG Quade Green buried a trey (regular pic here; large pic
here) with 1.2 seconds remaining.
Ted's report is posted. Pics here . . . JV pics here.
  Click
here for pics from the first half of Ryan-SJ Prep.
  Conwell-Egan beat McDevitt, 69-41. Ace's ink to sr. F Chase Kumor.
  ***It's official: Gratz loses to Southern by forfeit.***
  No updates for Pub TEAM PAGES. Awaiting word on whether Gratz will be charged with a forfeit for not reporting the score of yesterday's win over Southern.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (A breakdown of the five CL teams with one loss apiece)
  Congrats to "Syrup"!! (smile) . . . West Catholic/Army football star Raymond Maples received a citation from City Council yesterday. Click here for Mensah Dean's DN story. And click here for an overall story from easternpafootball.com.
  . . . And West Catholic grad
Herb Magee ('59) is three wins away from 1,000 at Philadelphia University (nee Textile). Click here for Mike Kern's DN story.

Jan. 22
  Update: Tuesday's KIPP DuBois-Bracetti result has been reversed by Pub commish Ben Dubin. No longer a forfeit win for KDB.
  Washington beat Boys' Latin, 67-61. Ace's ink to sr. F Jerome Blume.
  Audenried beat Franklin, 70-58. Ace's ink to sr. G-F Devon Adams.
  Click here for a story about the Palestra's all-time leading scorer. A great guy!
  This is cool! G
Justin Renfrow, a Penn Charter product, is now a practice squad member of the Seattle Seahawks and he'll be going to the Super Bowl! The Seahawks take EVERYBODY, including family members. And check this out: Justin is related to former Frankford hoops coach Vince Miller, whose mom was a Renfrow.
  The first Pub C TEAM PAGE has been updated through 1/21 (only one game played)
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (Calling all fill-it-uppers!)

Jan. 21
  Germantown Academy sr. WR Andrew Simon will play college football at Georgetown.
  ***7:15 p.m. -- Official word from Pub hoops commish Ben Dubin: KIPP DuBois (vs. Bracetti) and Parkway Northwest (vs. Rush) have forfeited Jan. 20 wins for failing to follow league rules regarding the reporting of boxscores.***
  King sr. CB Donte Terry will play college football at Albany.
  Click here for the updated Overall Scoring Leaders.
  Click here for our latest Before He Drew X's and O's . . . on Roman assistant Jamie Ross (he starred at Frankford).
  Schedule note: Carroll-Judge is OFF. Rescheduled for Feb. 4.
  ***Note: Tonight's Markward Club dinner is OFF.***
  Check the calendar page for info on two special events -- baseball on Sunday; basketball on Tuesday.
  This is cool! Andre Souza, an exchange student from Brazil, scored two points yesterday for Science Leadership.
  The Cath, Int and Pub A-B-C-D-E TEAM PAGES have been updated through 1/20. (Boxes for two games not reported: KDB-Bra & PNW-Rush. By rule, according to Pub honcho Robert Coleman, winners KDB and PNW are to be hit with forfeit losses for not following proper procedure. We've reached out to hoops chairman Ben Dubin to see if he'll bring down the hammer. No response yet.)   
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (Henry "Doug" Fairfax and Craig Conlin
tie their own city record)
  
Click
here for the updated standings. 

Jan. 20
  ConHigh beat Imhotep, 50-45. Ace's ink to jr. G Nasir Randolph.
 
***Drum roll, please . . . Click here for Randy Seidman's ninth annual Hometown Philly Baseball Awards (all-star and all-rookie selections). Great job again, Randy. Thank you!!Randy has been battling health problems (kidney cancer, heart blockage). But as he says, "Bring it, Medical Boys! I can't wait for the start of the 2015 baseball season!" All of us wish you the very best, Randy!! Stay strong!!***
  Schedule note: Friday's Neumann-Goretti/Carroll game will now be played
AT Carroll. SFBN will stream it.
  Click
here for: Time to Reflect.
  Click
here for a pic of Haverford School's student rooters.
  On Conner Delaney's late trey (click
here), Episcopal beat Haverford School, 50-48. Ted's report is posted. Pics here . . . And click here for a pic of the last play.
  All TEAM PAGES have been updated through 1/19.
  Rhode Island RB Eerin Young (Imhotep) will now be playing football for West Chester.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (Frankford's magical 1987-88
school year)

 
Click
here for the updated standings.
  Click here for Ace's story on the Vince Miller festivities and here for Kevin Callahan's from the Camden Courier-Post.
  Click
here for: Frankford's Late-'80s Greaties.

Jan. 19
  Click here for info on Wednesday's Markward Club dinner.
  La Salle sr. RB Jordan Meachum will play college football at Sacred Heart.
  Parkway CC beat Franklin LC, 58-38. Duck's report is posted.
  Click
here for: It's All About Family.
  Click
here for: Ell and His X-and-O Compadres.
  Click
here for: The Big Guy Is Still a Little Kid at Heart.
  Click
here for pics from the ceremony to name Frankford's basketball court after revered coach Vince Miller.
   . . . Speaking of revered coaches, Gratz' Bill Ellerbee received a Lifetime Achievement Award at King. Click
here for pics.
  Click
here for pics of four ML King Day games: Sankofa-Frankford (1st half); West Catholic/Del-Val (4th quarter); Washington-Imhotep (full); Friends' Central-Gratz (1st half).
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (Detailed coaching career breakdowns for Vince Miller and Bill Ellerbee
)
  All TEAM PAGES have been updated through 1/18.
 
Click
here for the updated standings.
  Click here for Ace's story on former Gratz coach Bill Ellerbee, who'll be honored today (see Jan. 17 note).

Jan. 18
  Click
here for a pic of the R Y  AN cheerleaders.
  **At last night's banquet, SJ Prep retired John Reid's No. 25 jersey.**
  Click
here for: Did You Think You'd Ever See This Again?
  Ryan sr. RB Samir Bullock will play college football at Delaware.
  Ryan beat West Catholic, 51-44, in OT. Ted's report is posted. Pics
here (some JV to start).
  All TEAM PAGES have been updated through 1/17.
  Los Angeles Valley JC wideout Delane Hart (King) has committed to New Mexico. Click
here for a pic. 
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (Dougherty grad Kyle Lowry is moving up the list of top "Our Guys" NBA/ABA scorers)

Jan. 17
  In college hoops today, Notre Dame and Stephen Vasturia (SJ Prep; 11 points/3 assists) bested Miami and Ja'Quan Newton (Neumann-Goretti; 16/5), 75-70.
  Click
here for: Tommy D's Still in the Game.
  Two big events on M.L. King Day: At 12:30 at Frankford, the gym will be named for deceased coach Vince Miller. At 4:30 at King, former Gratz coach Bill Ellerbee will be honored. Full details on calendar page.
  La Salle sr. DL Keith Wagner will play college football at I-AA Stetson.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (Bonner-Prendie pulls off quite the rare feat against O'Hara)
  Click here for the updated Pub & Int Scoring Leaders.
  All TEAM PAGES have been updated through 1/16 (though New Media's points vs. Sayre were not reported. Big surprise, right? UPDATE
: NM's points now posted.)
 
Click
here for the updated standings.
  Lots of recent help from suburban coaches/ADs on the missing boxscores trail. Thank you, guys! Click here to see names.

Jan. 16
  Click
here for: "This Is OUR House! . . . This Is OUR House!"
  Bonner-Prendie beat O'Hara, 43-40, in overtime. Ted's report is posted. Pics
here (second half of JV game to start).
  Germantown Academy beat Haverford School, 65-58. Ace's ink to jr. PG Devon Goodman.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (The Mastbaum-Edison 3-OT track meet, in context)
  All Pub TEAM PAGES have been updated. Boxscores for these games not reported: KIPP DuBois-World Comm and New Media-Roxborough. The frustration continues to mushroom . . . UPDATE:
Thanks to Roxborough coach Jeff McKenna for providing that box, though it was not his responsibility to do so. Also thanks to KIPP DuBois assistant Elijah Smith.
 
Click
here for the CORRECTED updated standings.

Jan. 15
  King beat Imhotep, 55-52. Duck's report is posted. Ace's ink to sr. G Tyheem Harmon.
  Johns Hopkins sr. G
Jimmy Hammer (Germantown Academy) is in this week's Sports Illustrated Faces in the Crowd. He and a teammate reached 1,000 career points in the same game. 
  Malvern sr. QB Alex Hornibrook has nixed Pitt in favor of Wisconsin.
  Chalie Szydlik has retired as Neumann-Goretti's football coach. He is keeping his job as the school's athletic director.
  Roman assistant Thomas "Hockey Puck" McKenna, the legend of ALL legends, is making good use of his new cell phone. Click
here for a video from yesterday -- Puck is calling Score Service -- shot by assistant Tom Salamon, provided by coach Chris McNesby and placed on Youtube by athletic director Dan DiBerardinis. Thanks, guys!
  Click here for the updated Cath Scoring Leaders.

 
Click here for the updated list of 1,000-Point Scorers (and candidates). Congrats to Sayre's Antwan James, who's now on the list (though he would have made it a couple games ago if not for a slipup last year).
  This is nuts! Though frosh Tyree Pickron scored no points last night for
Wood, he claimed 16 rebounds.
  All TEAM PAGES have been updated through 1/14.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (Billy Everett vs. Huck Palmer in yesterday's CL contest)
 
Click
here for the updated standings.

Jan. 14
  **Conwell-Egan loyalist Billy Everett is The Man!! Football ref Ernie Gallagher is Almost the Man. Today's Tedbit has been updated.**
  Click
here for: Tacony's Jeremiah Alston is Thrilled About His Recent Accomplishment . . . At Least on the Inside.
  Click
here for: You Know You Wish Your 'Cut Looked Like This.
  Conwell-Egan beat Lansdale, 59-42. Ted's report is posted. Pics
here
(second half of JV game to start). Taken from upstairs in booth.
  SJ Prep beat McDevitt, 75-42. Ace's ink to sr. G-F Chris Clover.
 
Click
here for the updated standings.
 
**Best of luck going forward to Ron Cohen, who has retired after 30 seasons as Washington's football coach. He won 261 games (No. 2 total in city leagues history) and a record 12 Pub championships (nine overall, three AAAA)!!** 
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (Strange CL circumstance today/tonight. Bottom 7's at Top 7's . . . now includes total point differential guesses by assorted people!)
  All TEAM PAGES have been updated through 1/13. (Lincoln's points breakdown too messy to post.)
  Abington's Matt Penecale last night reached 1,000 career points. Among his teammates with the Renegades AAU team, coached by Mike Nichols, are Chase Kumor (C-E); Tim Guers and Sam Lindgren (Gtn. Academy); Cody Fitzpatrick, Luke Connaghan and Jason Babb (Wood); Kevin Nichols (Ryan; Mike's son) and Ameir Hinton (Abington). Click
here
for a photo set, as provided by Chase's mom, Michele Kumor.

Jan. 13
 
Click here for Ace's story on the MC&S/Danny Jackson disconnect.
  Tacony's Jeremiah Alston nailed eight treys today! His name can now be found on this page.
  Washington beat Central, 53-35. Duck's report is posted.
  Delaware Valley College QB Aaron Wilmer (Washington) has been invited to the NFL's Regional Combine Feb. 28 in Baltimore!!
  Click
here for: If Malvern's Basketball Team Needs a Power Forward . . . And We Do Mean Power.
  Click
here for: Separated at Birth . . . But Together Today!
  Click
here for: Never Know What You'll Seagull Outside Walmart.
  Germantown Academy beat Malvern, 78-63, in the Friars' old gym. Ted's report is posted. Pics
here.
  Imhotep beat MC&S, 72-55. Danny Jackson is out as MC&S' coach. David Ruffin is now in charge. Click here for Ace's ink.
  The polls are closed. In the Rogers photo battle, Ryan edged Bernard (see 1/12). Thanks for participating.
  ***Due to lack of cooperation (failing to report results/boxscores), coverage of New Media has been suspended.***
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (CL's returning senior starters)
  This is nuts! Twelve games into the season, Masterman's leading scorers, sophs Liam Shanahan and Jesse Turkson, own 242 points apiece. Career totals so far: Liam 537, Jesse 471.
  All TEAM PAGES have been updated through 1/12.
  Neumann-Goretti sr. OF Bay To
will play college baseball at D-I Fairleigh Dickinson.
 
Click
here for the updated standings.

Jan. 12
  Click
here for: If Wood's Basketball Team Needs a Power Forward . . . And We Do Mean Power.
  Contest time!! We asked Bernard Rogers (age 12) and Ryan Rogers (age 11), the sons of Ryan coach Bernie Rogers, to grab the camera and take one pic apiece. Each one thought his pic was best, of course (smile). What do you think? Bernard's pic is
here. Ryan's pic is here. Send your vote to tedtee307@yahoo.com. The deadline is 10 a.m. tomorrow. Just put Bernard or Ryan in the subject line. Thanks!
  Wood used a late rush to beat Ryan, 61-52. Ted's report is posted. Pics
here (small amount of JV pics to start).
  Click
here for practice pics from SCH Academy.
  West Chester DB Al-Hajj Shabazz (Bartram) and Nebraska LB Zaire "Bam" Anderson (Frankford) will play this Saturday (4 p.m., ESPN2) in the NFLPA's Collegiate Bowl, in California.
 
Baseball historian John Shiffert examines the curious case of John Smoltz (and others). Click here.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (
Chris Clover's dominance)
  This is nuts! Through four league games, La Salle's top four scorers have 55 points (Najee Walls), 54 (Dave Krmpotich), 53 (Dan Corr) and 52 (Shawn Witherspoon). Shane Stark (38) is the fifth starter.
  All TEAM PAGES have been updated through 1/11.

Jan. 11
  Click
here for: Early Treys in Holbrook's Holster.
  Click
here for a large pic of Carroll's student rooters.
  Click
here for: Carroll's
Youngest Fan.
  Before an overflow crowd at Cabrini College, Roman beat Carroll, 69-64.
Ted's report is posted.
Ace's ink to jr. PG Tony Carr. Varsity pics here. JV pics here (Roman won that one, 59-56, in OT). 
 
Click here for the updated Cath & Int Scoring Leaders.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (Chris McNesby and Paul Romanczuk to bang heads again)
  All TEAM PAGES have been updated through 1/10.
 

Jan. 10
 
Click here for the updated Pub Scoring Leaders.
  Click here for the updated Overall Scoring Leaders.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (Are strong starts/finishes really important? Issue revisited).
  All TEAM PAGES have been updated through 1/9.
  Hard to believe: In a non-league game yesterday, the final score was 24-22 (Engineering and Science beat Overbrook).
  Click
here
for: West Catholic Now Has TWO Basketball Stat Guys.
 
Click
here for the updated standings.

Jan. 9
  Congrats to SJ Prep sr. G-F Chris Clover (Saint Joseph's signee), who now owns 1,009 career points.
  Click
here for: Walls Comes Tumbling Down.
  Click
here for a large pic of Conwell-Egan's student rooters.
  Click
here for: Puff Daddy.
  Click
here for: It's Expensive to Feed Your Kids at McDonald's!!
  La Salle beat Conwell-Egan, 66-58. Ted's report is posted. Ace's combo ink to sr. Gs Shawn Witherspoon and Najee Walls. Pics
here (set starts with second half of JV game).
  Hofstra jr. G Juan'ya Green (Carroll) is in this week's Sports Illustrated Faces in the Crowd for posting the first triple double (pro or college) at the Barclays Center. Gtn. Academy sr. Sam Ritz is also in there for twice running national bests this season in indoor track. 
  Congrats to La Salle sr. QB Kyle Shurmur, who has won the Jim Henry Award as the Maxwell Club's High School Player of the Year.

 
Click here for our latest Big Brother Led the Way . . . on ex-Chestnut Hill Academy star Pat Connaghan. (Little bro Luke stars for Wood.)
 
Click here for the updated list of 1,000-Point Scorers (and candidates).
  All Public TEAM PAGES have been updated through 1/8.

Jan. 8
  Click
here for the updated standings.
  Imhotep beat Del-Val, 64-51. Ace's ink to sr. G Canachet Jordan.
  Tiiiiime for (another) Tedbit . . . click here. (An update on Aaron "Ace" Carter's situation)
 
Dobbins product Dawn Staley has guided South Carolina's women's basketball team to the No. 1 ranking. Click here for John Smallwood's DN column.
  Schedule note: MC&S-Constitution is off. Will be played tomorrow, 6:30, at Ben Franklin.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (Neu./N-G vs. Roman, 1996-2015)
  Click
here for: "Yo, When They Invent These Things?" (Puck Joins the Modern World! . . . Sign of the Apuckalypse)
  All TEAM PAGES have been updated through 1/7.
  Click
here for: Reppin' Roman.
  Click
here for The Tying Bucket and here for We're Tied No Longer and here for We're Not Going to OT.
 
Ace was still under the weather yesterday. No DN ink.

Jan. 7
  Before an overflow crowd at Phila. University, Roman beat Neumann-Goretti, 71-68.
Ted's report is posted. Varsity pics
here. JV pics here (Roman won that one, 69-64).
  Click
here for practice pics from Judge.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (Episcopal duo -- Nick Alikakos and Mike Jolaoso -- sniffs rare, 30-year air)
  In the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl, played Sunday in California, La Salle's Kyle Shurmur
passed 9-for-13 for 83 yards and a TD.
 
***Click here for Anthony Franklin's final "Our Guys" report for the 2014 college football season. It includes special awards and two teams (offense/defense) of all-stars. Thanks very much, Ant!! Serious hustle!!***
 
Congrats to guard Thaddeus "Boobie" Fauntleroy, a product of Robeson, University City ('07) and Mississippi Valley State, who has signed with the Harlem Globetrotters!!
  All TEAM PAGES have been updated through 1/6.
 
Click
here for the updated standings.
 
Ace was under the weather yesterday. No DN ink.

an. 6
  Click
here for: Talk About Shooting a Brick . . . (details/video of a classic moment in a recent girls' game).
  Click
here for: Storm Warning . . . Another Star is Being Groomed.
  Click
here for: Sis Led the Way to Sports Bliss.
  Click
here for: 3,076 Yards Down, MANY More to Come.
  Germantown Academy beat Penn Charter, 58-39. Ted's report is posted. Pics
here (JV to start; in old gym).
  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Ray Heffner. Ray coached youth sports for many years in Olney and Cheltenham and his son, Tony, now a football assistant at Judge, was a first team All-City defensive end for Dougherty in '78. RIP, Ray. Click here for the notice.
  Click
here for: B-P's Joe Oquendo is now "Nobeardo".
  Note from Pub commish Ben Dubin: Franklin has forfeited its Dec. 18 win over West Phila. for using an ineligible player.  
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (SJ Prep's visits to Under 30 Land)
  The next edition of SFBN Talks High School Sports will include a feature on former Constitution assistant Fran Hamilton, who died last June. The show will air on The Comcast Network on Wednesday at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. and Thursday at 6:30 p.m.
  Congrats to Bloomsburg sr. 3B Eric Frain (Ryan), who has earned preseason D-II All-American honors for the Atlantic Region from the American Baseball Coaches Association.
  Last night's York-Harrisburg game did not end well. Click
here
  TEAM PAGES have been updated through 1/5.
 
Jan. 5
  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Jack Anderson. Jack played football/basketball/baseball at Lincoln ('60), was in the minors with the Giants and later was a Phillies scout. RIP, Jack. Click here for the notice.
  Click
here for a group pic of the vets at SJ Prep today.
 
***Click here for info on Wednesday's Markward Club dinner.***
  SJ Prep beat Lansdale, 51-28. Ted's report is posted. Pics
here ("Empty Chair" ceremony shortly into set; JV pics at the end).
 
Baseball historian John Shiffert is back in the saddle. He shines the light on the HOF's Golden Era failings. Click here.
  Click
here for: "Frog" as Mr. Freeze. (Website legend Mark Carfagno, during his recent Mummers performance)
  A reminder:
Prior to its basketball game today vs. Lansdale Catholic (3:45 tipoff), SJ Prep will dedicate an Empty Chair to honor the 91,000 servicemen and women who never returned from overseas conflicts since WWI. The chair was funded by a gift from the estate of Alfio Zappala (Prep '58) through the POW-MIA National Chair of Honor Program. All vets who attend the game will be admitted free of charge and invited to participate in the pregame ceremony. Click here for a pic.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (How Chris Clover will prevent SJ Prep and Lansdale from breaking a suspected CL record -- smile).
  TEAM PAGES have been updated through 1/4.
  Click here for Ace's DN column on how he has received inspiration from many subjects of his stories.  

Jan. 4
  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Gene Giello. Gene, a big-time supporter of Bonner/B-P football and a long-time advertiser on this website during his career as an agent for  Nationwide Insurance, died today. RIP, Gene. Thanks for everything. Click here for the notice.
  Click
here for: Get Your Last Look at Joe Obeardo.
  Click
here for: Care for Some Raspberry Sherbet?
  Bonner-Prendie beat Ryan, 61-47. Ted's report is posted. Pics
here
(set starts with JV game).
  Click
here for: If There's Someone You Love to See at the Inter-Ac's Annual Dan Dougherty Opening Day Tripleheader . . .
  Vaux all-timer Rysheed Jordan has taken a leave of absence from St. John's. Click here.
  TEAM PAGES have been updated through 1/3. (Unreported: Bartram)
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (I-A tripleheader records/sites)

Jan. 3
  Roster received: Parkway Northwest. Thanks!
  In the Inter-Ac's Dan Dougherty opening tripleheader . . .
  Germantown Academy beat SCH Academy, 64-35 (pics
here); Haverford School beat Episcopal, 57-46 (pics here); Malvern beat Penn Charter, 58-38 (pics here). Ted's combo report is posted.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (
League debuts for CL coaches)
  TEAM PAGES have been updated through 1/2.
  Congrats to Saints G Jahri Evans (Frankford) and Dolphins CB Brent Grimes (Northeast
), who have been selected to play in the Pro Bowl.

Jan. 2
  Click
here for: The Announcements Board Near McDevitt's Gym has the Perfect Name.
  Wood beat McDevitt, 61-50. Ted's report is posted. Pics
here (set starts with JV game).
  Lansdale beat West Catholic, 56-48. Ace's DN ink to jr. F Dan Modestine.
  Click here for a list of all Narberth League products now playing college basketball, as compiled by league officer Mike Herron.
  Click
here for: He's Still a Happy Ward of His Bok Coaches.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (Wood's Luke Connaghan
joins a special club)


Jan. 1
 
Happy New Year!!
  Congrats to Jerry McGinn, a former football player for now-closed Dougherty ('74) and Lycoming. He'll be the head ref in tomorrow's Alamo Bowl.
  Click here for our latest Before He Fathered a Star Athlete on ex-
Mastbaum QB Leonhard "P.J." McCray. His son, LaPri McCray-Pace, is a hoops star for Conwell-Egan.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (CL success in non-league and tournament games)
 
TEAM PAGES have been updated through 12/31.

Dec. 31
  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Francis "Poppy" McNally. Mr. McNally, a long-time football coach and in recent years a very revered assistant at West Catholic, died today.
Click here for an obit. RIP, sir.
 
www.easternpafootball.com has picked Large School and Small School All-State FB Teams. Click here for Large and here for Small.
  Congrats to Jerry Magallanes, once a star running back for Judge. He was the head ref in the Peach Bowl today.
  Please check out
**SCORING HELP, PLEASE** and let your coach/manager know if your school is on the list. Thanks!
  Click
here for: Never Know Whose Pic You'll See on a Wall Outside Chestnut Hill College's Gym.
  Click here for the Overall Scoring Leaders.
  Did you see what happened in the Liberty Bowl? Click
here. No. 7 for West Virginia is Penn Charter product Daryl Worley.
  TEAM PAGES have been updated through 12/30. (Unreported: KIPP DuBois, Lincoln, New Media.)
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (Catholic vs. Inter-Ac)

  ***Click here for Ace's Pub preview.***

Dec. 30
  Carroll beat Haverford School, 69-49. Click here for Ace's DN ink.
  Special note:
*Prior to its basketball game on Monday, Jan. 5 vs. Lansdale Catholic (3:45 tipoff), SJ Prep will dedicate an Empty Chair to honor the 91,000 servicemen and women who never returned from overseas conflicts since WWI. The chair was funded by a gift from the estate of Alfio Zappala (Prep '58) through the POW-MIA National Chair of Honor Program. All vets who attend the game will be admitted free of charge and invited to participate in the pregame ceremony.

  Click
here for: Never Know When You'll See Three Football Guys
Who Were First-Magnitude Stars at West Catholic.
  In a holiday showcase at Chestnut Hill College . . .
  La Salle beat Gratz, 65-40. Ted's report is posted. Pics
here (set starts with Life Center vs. Bartram) . . . And, Phila. Electrical fell to South Shore (N.Y.). Duck's report is posted.
  Say hello to our latest "Pumpkin" . . . click
here.
  Ace submitted the Public League preview late last week. So far, there hasn't been enough room in the Daily News to publish it. Hang tough.
  TEAM PAGES have been updated through 12/29.
 
Dec. 29
  Click
here for: Wood's Banner Performance!
  Click
here for: Time to Reflect . . .
  In a holiday showcase event at Episcopal . . .
  Malvern beat Ryan, 62-52, then Episcopal beat Boys' Latin, 54-39. Ted's combo report is posted. Pics
here (set starts with Malvern-Ryan.)
  In today's Daily News High & Inside, Mark Perner hooked up "Our Guys" in the NFL. Click here. (Thanks for the website mention, Mark.)
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (Returning starters for CL champs)
  Click here for another Before He Drew X's and O's . . . on Imhotep assistant Nafis Ricks, a star at now-closed Lamberton
in 2006 (the story details his 56-point outing) and most recently a pro overseas.
  TEAM PAGES have been updated through 12/28.
  ***Click here for Huck's All-Catholic Football Teams (overall and division by division).***

Dec. 28
  Click
here for: Saluting the Hawks' Pirates . . .
  Due to a cancellation, Ryan seeks another game. Playing date flexible. Contact coach Bernie Rogers at rogersryan11@yahoo.com.
  Click here for the updated list of 1,000-Point Scorers (and candidates).
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (Speedy kicks non-league butt)
  TEAM PAGES have been updated through 12/27.

Dec. 27
  Click
here for a pic of Trenton Catholic's Malachi Richardson, a Syracuse commit, throwing one down.
  In a holiday tourney at Trenton Catholic . . .
  Conwell-Egan fell to Trenton Catholic, 57-46. Ted's report is posted. Pics
here (set starts with pics from Phila. Elec.-St. Benedict's).
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (Transfer winds)
  TEAM PAGES have been updated through 12/26.
 
***Ted Taylor could not wait to begin his 40th year of writing hobby columns. Congrats! Click here for his first offering for 2105!***

Dec. 26
  Congrats to Navy sr. G Jake Zuzek (West Catholic), who earned first team honors on the All-ECAC squad! (Eligible squads: Army, Boston College, Connecticut, Pittsburgh, Maryland, Massachusetts, Navy, Penn State, Rutgers, Syracuse, Temple, Virginia, Wisconsin, West Virginia.)
  In a holiday tourney at Wissahickon . . .
  Judge fell to Souderton, 48-45. Ted's report is posted. Pics
here.
  In a showcase event at Girard College . . .
  Frankford beat Eagle Academy for Young Men (Bronx, N.Y.), 63-57, in two OTs. Duck's report is posted.
  Click here for John Knebels' story, from catholicphilly.com, about SJ Prep's state title.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (oldest Single Game Scoring Records at schools still in existence)
  Click here for the updated list of Single Game Scoring Records.
  Click here for the Overall Scoring Leaders.
  In 1988, Judge's Ron Filippo was a first team All-City outfielder . . . And now he can field his own baseball team (smile). Click here for Bill Fleischman's great DN story.

Dec. 25
 
Merry Christmas!!
  Click here for a great story about prominent Arizona State WR Jaelen Strong (West Catholic).
  Please check out these Pub links and let us know if your team has played games that weren't reported:
*Public A -- *Public B -- *Public C -- *Public D -- *Public E . . . tedtee307@yahoo.com.  
  The Public E TEAM PAGES -- here and here -- have been updated through 12/23.
 
The Public D TEAM PAGES -- here and here -- have been updated through 12/23.
  Please check out
**SCORING HELP, PLEASE** and let your coach/manager know if your school is on the list. Thanks!

Dec. 24
 
The Public C TEAM PAGES -- here and here -- have been updated through 12/23.
  Penn Charter product Justin Renfrow, who played his college ball at Virginia and Miami, is now on the Packers' practice squad as a tackle.
  The Public B TEAM PAGES -- here and here -- have been updated through 12/23.
  The Public A TEAM PAGE has been updated through 12/23.
  Click here for the Pub scoring leaders (Divisions B-E only).
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (Current coaches with 200 wins)
  The Inter-Ac hoops TEAM PAGE has been updated through 12/23.
  The Catholic hoops TEAM PAGES -- here and here -- have been updated through 12/23.
  Special note: Two nights ago, at the City of Palms Classic, in Florida,
Carroll coach Paul Romanczuk notched career win No. 200!
 
Click here for Ace's Catholic League preview & thumbnail sketches.

Dec. 23
  Germantown Academy beat West Catholic, 74-56. Ted's report is posted. Pics
here (JV to start).
  Click
here for practice pics from Roman.
  Click here for Ace's Inter-Ac preview, with thumbnail sketches.
  Roster received: KIPP DuBois. Thanks! One more needed: Pky NW.
  The Non-League Schedule now includes tourneys, showcases and non-league games from Dec. 26 through Dec. 31. Please note: They are listed by the name of the event, NOT by date. Thanks to Tim McManus for providing the list!
  Public TEAM PAGES have been updated with yesterday's games (except for those schools that have not provided rosters). Also, Maritime's points vs. Tacony were not reported. Ugh.
  Click
here for the updated standings.

Dec. 22
  Congrats to ConHigh's Ahmad Gilbert, who now owns 1,009 career pts.
  Click
here for: Never Know When You'll See a Truly Legendary Ref.
  O'Hara fell to Academy Park, 57-49. Ted's report is posted. Pics
here (JV to start).
  Southern beat E&S, 49-37. Ace's DN ink to sr. G La'Trelle Wilson.
  The Public A TEAM PAGE has been updated through 12/21.
  Click here for the updated list of 1,000-Point Scorers (and candidates). Congrats to Haverford School's Levan "Shawn" Alston and Edison's Montrell Gilliam, who have joined the club this season. (ConHigh's Ahmad Gilbert is just seven points away.)
  Click here for another Before He Drew X's and O's . . . on Haverford School assistant Donnie Carr, a first magnitude star at Roman and Kobe Bryant's equal in a memorable game 19 years ago.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click
here. (Seasons between Catholic League coaching stints)

Dec. 21
  Special note: At the City of Palms Classic, in Florida,
Carroll's Derrick Jones won the dunk contest and teammate Ryan Daly placed second in the three-point contest.
  Haverford School beat McDevitt, 53-30. Ted's report is posted. Pics
here (starts with JV).
  Wood beat Pennington (N.J.), 63-54. Ace's DN ink to jr. PG Tommy Funk.
  The Catholic hoops TEAM PAGES -- here and here -- have been updated through 12/20.
  The Inter-Ac hoops TEAM PAGE has been updated through 12/20.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click
here. (Southern's hairy '86 title march)


Dec. 20
  Click here for Ace's Daily News All-City Football Team and here for his DN All-Catholic and All-Public Teams.
  Click
here for: Say Hello to Another "Pumpkin"
  Click
here for: Lionel and Friends (with IDs). And here
for a large version (without IDs) . . . And click here for Ted's story on the Rams' win in  the '86 Pub final.
 
***Southern today held a ceremony to retire the No. 22 jersey worn by all-timer Lionel Simmons ('86). Click here for pics. And click here for pics from the first half of the Rams' game with Center City Academy.***
  Click
here for: The Wilt Chamberlain stamp is on display!
  More files on this page have been updated for 2014.
  The info for Jimmy Herron has been updated on the Multi-Sport All-City list here.
  John and Dylan Parsons have been added to the Father-Son All-City list here.
  The All-City honorees have been added to the master lists here.
 
Ace's All-Star Football Teams (All-City, All-Public, All-Catholic) are in today's Daily News. Click here for his story on the Players of the Year -- Franklin QB Kevin Caldwell, SCH Academy QB Paul Dooley, SJ Prep DB John Reid and Wood RB Jarrett McClenton -- and Coach of the Year, David Carter (Franklin).

Dec. 19
  Bonner-Prendie fell to Interboro, 56-41. Ted's report is posted. Pics
here (starts with JV).
  Click
here for the updated standings.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (N-G seeks TWO special feats)
  Public TEAM PAGES have been updated with yesterday's games (except for those schools that have not provided rosters).
  Joe McCourt is no longer Roman's football coach. Click here for Ace's story on the whole messy situation.

Dec. 18
  ***Let the anticipation build (even more) . . . Ace's All-City, All-Public and All-Catholic Football Teams will appear in Saturday's Daily News, along with his choices for Players/Coach of the Year.*** 
  Congrats to Del-Val sr. WR Rasheed Bailey (Roxborough), the Maxwell Club's Tri-State College Player of the Year! Click here
  A clarification, via Ben Dubin: Mastery South will forfeit two league games and one non-league game.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. Actually, it's a Billbit. (Speedy Morris on doorstep of another milestone)
  The Inter-Ac hoops TEAM PAGE has been updated through 12/17.
  The Catholic hoops TEAM PAGES -- here and here -- have been updated through 12/17.
  ***Let the anticipation build . . . It's expected that Ace's All-City, All-Public and All-Catholic Football Teams will appear in tomorrow's Daily News, along with his choices for Players/Coach of the Year.***
  Click here for John McGonigal's DN story on Penn State hoops star D.J. Newbill (Strawberry Mansion).
  Click here
for Huck's final Catholic League individual stats package.

  Click here for Huck's final Catholic League team stats package.

Dec. 17
  Info via Pub hoops chairman Ben Dubin: Mastery South will be forfeiting its next three league games (disciplinary issue).
  Thanks to Bruce Fleming for clearing up a lingering issue about the career receiving yards posted by '99
Roxborough grad Obi Amara.
  Saturday at 2 p.m., Southern will host Center City Academy in a non-league game. At halftime, the Rams' 1986 Pub champs will be honored and the No. 22 jersey worn by all-timer Lionel Simmons will be retired.
  Click
here for: Phelps' Philly Guys.
  Click
here for: Socks It to Me.
  Episcopal fell to Phelps, 67-61. Ted's report is posted. Pics
here.
  Roster received: Penn Treaty. Still to go: KIPP DuBois, Pky NW.
  Very cool!! . . . Drexel (coached by Bruiser Flint) will meet Penn State (coached by Pat Chambers) this Saturday, 2 p.m., at the PPL Center, in Allentown. And the man who coached both guys at Episcopal, Dan Dougherty, will be honored before the game! Click here.
  Click here for our first Before They Drew X's and O's of the 2014-15 basketball season . . . on McDevitt assistant (and ex-player) Dan "Not Chip's Brother" Greenberg.
  Public TEAM PAGES have been updated with yesterday's games (except for those schools that have not provided rosters).
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (Statistical breakdown for state champs produced by Wood in 2011, '13 and '14)

Dec. 16
  Ryan beat Penn Charter, 45-34. Ted's report is posted. Ace's DN ink
to jr. WG-SF Austin Chabot. Pics
here.
  Franklin beat Mastery North, 71-56. Duck's report is posted.
  Did you know? . . . Haverford School
produced an NFL Hall of Famer. He didn't pop pads, but we won't hold that against him (smile). Reason: Bert Bell ran the show! Click here for Kevin Burke's profile.
  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Thomas "Pop" Dunfee. Mr. Dunfee, who passed away recently, fathered eight children and many were star athletes. Bartram grads Tom ('78) and Billy ('87) were first team All-City honorees in football AND baseball. Click here for the obit. RIP, sir. 
  Click here for Huck's Final City Top 10.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (Statistical breakdown for state champs produced by La Salle in '09, SJ Prep in '13 & '14)
  Click here for the updated basketball list of Most Years Coached (12 and up). Carroll's Paul Romanczuk
is the one addition.
  Ace's final City Top 10: 1. SJ Prep (11-3), 2. Wood (14-1), 3. Haverford School (9-1), 4. Imhotep (11-2), 5. Franklin (11-1), 6. La Salle (8-3), 7. N-G (9-5), 8. Malvern (7-4), 9. Gratz (11-2), 10. Prep Charter (10-1-1).
  Final stats leaders are in today's Daily News (page 38).

Dec. 15
  Judge beat Lincoln, 55-44. Ace's DN ink to jr. G Justin Fleming.
  Click
here for: Never Know When You'll See a Cool Display in a Gym.
  Thanks to parent Dan Macartney, some pics have been added to the
SJ Prep State Title Tribute Page. And click here for his great pics before/during/after the championship game. Thank you, Dan!
  New Media's cheerleaders can now be found
here.
  Click
here for: Not Exactly a Taxing Night for La Salle AD Joe Parisi, Who Monitors La Salle's Student Rooters.
  Click
here for a mix-and-match photo set: Basketball practice at Germantown Academy (combo) and McDevitt (mostly JV; varsity was ending as I arrived); first half of New Media-La Salle game.
  Pub rosters still needed: KIPP DuBois, Parkway NW, Penn Treaty.
  The Catholic hoops TEAM PAGES -- here and here -- have been updated through 12/10.
  The Inter-Ac hoops TEAM PAGE has been updated through 12/14.
  At a tournament last night in Washington, D.C., Roman assistant Thomas "Hockey Puck" McKenna tried to motivate the players with this promise: You win, I'll sing the National Anthem at a home game. It worked. Will Puck follow through? Let's hope so! The world needs this video! (smile) 
  The Dec. 6
Tedbit has been finalized. Wood checks in at No. 6. Prep is No. 11.
  Click here for the state finals recaps.
  Click here for Ace's writeback story on SJ Prep soph RB D'Andre Swift and partners.

Dec. 14
  Congrats to
O'Hara product Tom Savage, whose name can now be found here on the Pub/Cath/Int NFL list!
  Most files on this historical football page have been finalized for 2014.
  Click
here for a large version of the West-West solidarity photo.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (Career totals for SJP-Wood guys)
 
Click here for the final Standings/PF-PA.
 
***Click here for SJ Prep's State Title Tribute Page.***
 
In the teams' first meeting since 1987, West Catholic beat West Philadelphia, 68-59. Ted's report is posted. Pics here (JV to start).
  SJ Prep's Tribute Page will appear tonight, hopefully. Sorry for delay.
 

Dec. 13
  In the Class AAAA state final . . .
  SJ Prep beat Pine-Richland, 49-41, to win its second consecutive title. Olamide Zaccheaus wrapped things up with a jump-ball, end-zone interception at 0:00.
Ted's report is posted. Ace's Monday DN ink TBA. Before pics here. Early action pics here. (Other pics unavailable. Severe computer problems. Many apologies. Another site's pics are here. Other photos for purchase can be accessed here. Click here for pics by Prep parent Dan Macartney. TEAM PAGE is updated.
  ***Click
here for Wood's State Title Tribute Page.***
 
Duck hit the hoops trail yesterday and saw Northeast beat FLC, 81-58. Click here for his report.
  Pub rosters still needed: KIPP DuBois, Parkway NW, Penn Treaty.

  Roster received: King. Thanks! Next?

Dec. 12

  In the Class AAA state final . . .
 
Wood beat Central Valley, 33-14, to win its second consecutive title and third in four years as sr. RB Jarrett McClenton scored four TDs for the fifth time in six postseason games this year.
Ted's report is posted. Ace's DN ink in overall context. Before pics here. Game pics here. Celebration pics here. Click here for video from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. TEAM PAGE has been updated.
 
Public TEAM PAGES have been updated with yesterday's games (except for those schools that have not provided rosters).
  **PCN will televise the state football finals.**
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (D-12 in state finals)
  Click
here for three pics from the first game (played last Saturday) on Penn Charter's new court in the Dooney Field House. Courtesy of Class Record (yearbook).
  Click
here for: Mike McGlinchey Blocks a Field Goal.
  Pub rosters still needed: King, KIPP DuBois, Parkway NW, Penn Treaty.
  Rosters received: Central, Audenried. Thanks! Next? 
  Click here for Ace's story on Wood sr. LB Justin Rubin
.

Dec. 11
  Click
here for: Our First "Pumpkin" of the 2014-15 Hoops Season.
  SCH Academy fell to Upper Moreland, 49-42. Ted's report is posted. Pics
here (starts with some JV).
  Click here for the updated list of Top Performances in Rushing, Passing (1,000 yards each) and Receiving (500 yards) since 1981.
  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit . . . click here. (Guys who've coached hoops AND football, 1976-2015)
  Schedule note:
Tacony Charter and Parkway Center City has been moved to Feltonville Recreation Center (B & Wyoming) at 3:15 pm.  Parents only permitted at game.
  Schedule note: Due to a disciplinary issue, KIPP DuBois has forfeited today's game with Randolph.
  Pub rosters still needed: Audenried, Central, King, KIPP DuBois, Parkway NW, Penn Treaty.
  Rosters received: Dobbins, Motivation. Thanks! Next?
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (YPG for receivers whose teams have reached state quarters, 2008-14)
  Click here for Ace's story on SJ Prep sr. L Shane Davis
, the sr. class president and much, much more.

Dec. 10
  The Catholic hoops TEAM PAGES -- here and here -- have been updated through 12/10.
  Click
here for: If Wood Needs Another Cafeteria Monitor . . .
  The Inter-Ac hoops TEAM PAGE has been updated through 12/10.
 
Tiiiiime for (another) Tedbit . . . click here. (YPG for rushers whose teams have reached state quarters, 2008-14)
  Click here for Huck's City Top 10.
  Thanks to Lawrence Goldenberg, a 1953
Overbrook grad, for providing info from the Pub's cross country championship meets in '52 and '53!
  Rosters received: Sayre, Gratz, Mastery North. Thanks! Next?
  A District 12 crew will officiate Friday's Class A state final -- Mike Quinn, Mickey Finn, Andy Venango, Mark Brunkle, Robert Hamilton, Art Chapman and Brian White. Congrats, guys!
  Click here for a story about the disappointment felt by website legend Mark "Frog" Carfagno over the unsuccessful Dick Allen campaign. (As of 9:15, it was No. 1 on Yahoo!)
  Pub rosters still needed: Audenried, Central, Dobbins, King, KIPP DuBois, Motivation, Parkway NW, Penn Treaty.
  Public TEAM PAGES have been updated with yesterday's games (except for those schools that have not provided rosters).
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (YPG for passers whose teams have reached state quarters, 2008-14)
  La Salle last night beat Germantown Academy, 58-44, in a special
game to support GA's Bobby Taggart
, who's battling bone cancer. Click here for Ace's story.

Dec. 9
  Click here for a story that'll make you think and/or worry, big time.
 
McDevitt's Brendan Hanagan was perhaps the only player to make appearances at both College Football Nights. Click here and here.
  Click
here for: All That's Left to Do . . . Tie the City Record!
  Click
here for: His Other Sports Duty Has a Hold on Him.
  Check out two photo sets from Wood: Basketball practice
here and College Football Night here.
  Pub rosters still needed: Audenried, Central, Dobbins, Gratz, King, KIPP DuBois, Motivation, New Media, Parkway NW, Penn Treaty, Sayre.
  Rosters received: Mastery North, Bracetti, Rush. Thanks! Next?
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (D-12's best state performances)
  Dick Allen
fallout: Stan Hochman's column is here. Mike Sielski's column is here. Ryan Lawrence's story is here.
  Click here for Ace's City Football Top 10.

Dec. 8
  The Markward Club will hold its first get-together of 2014-15 Wednesday. Click here for the details.
 
Click here for the latest effort from Ted Taylor, who's now in his 39th year of writing hobby columns. Congrats!

  Rosters received: Frankford, Randolph, Swenson, E&S, Elverson, CAPA, Sankofa, Bodine, Mastery South, Lincoln, Overbrook, Maritime, West Phila. Thanks. Keep 'em coming! Next?
  Washington beat SJ Prep, 56-43. Ted's report is posted. Ace's DN ink to sr. G-F Charles Brown. Pics
here.
  Life ain't fair!! The campaign to make Dick Allen a Hall of Famer fell one vote short. Congrats to website legend Mark "Frog" Carfagno, Joe Ferry and others for their tireless efforts on Allen's behalf.
  Pub rosters still needed: Audenried, Bracetti, Central, Dobbins, Gratz, King, KIPP DuBois, Mastery North, Motivation, New Media, Parkway NW, Penn Treaty, Rush, Sayre.  
  Bodine
has the city's coolest basketball roster. There's a senior named Tyron Price, a soph named Tyrone Prince and a junior named . . . drum roll, please . . . Justice Understanding.
 
Don't forget . . . Archbishop Wood
will hold a College Football Night tomorrow, 6:30 to 9 p.m., in the cafeteria. Open to players from all schools in all leagues, city and suburbs. No need to pre-register. Players are encouraged to bring transcripts and highlight DVDs. Coaches from colleges in Division I-AA on down are expected to attend. Wood coach Steve Devlin will be running the show. 
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (Jarrett McClenton sniffs rare air)
  Ace's writeback stories: Click here for a combo job on SJ Prep and here for Wood sr. G Shawn Scroger.
  Today at 2 p.m., we'll know whether Dick Allen is headed into baseball's HOF. Ryan Lawrence breaks things down one last time.
 
Dec. 7
  Thanks to Mike Herron, the go-to guy for Episcopal's
athletic program, for providing the names of more D-I hoopsters!
  Roman beat Haverford School, 63-61, in the All-City Classic showcase event. Duck's report is posted.
  Click here for our annual list of Division I basketball players from the Public, Catholic and Inter-Ac leagues.
  The Tedbit from early yesterday -- highest scoring teams in city history -- has been updated. Wood now owns the No. 6 spot and SJ Prep has popped up, as well.
  Recaps for the state semis can now be found here.
  State finals: AAA, Wood vs. Central Valley, Friday, 7 p.m., at HersheyPark Stadium; AAAA, SJ Prep vs. Pine-Richland, Saturday, 6 p.m., at HersheyPark Stadium.
  Rosters received: Northeast, Freire, Kensington, Parkway West, Fels. Thanks! Keep 'em coming! Next?
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (Laying the Wood, again)
 

Dec. 6
  Penn Charter debuted its new court, in the Dooney Field House, with a 52-44 win over Parkway Center City. Sean Foley scored the first points on a bucket from inside the lane. His dad, Ed, is PC's associate AD (and the coach of the team mentioned right below, the Little Quakers). Click
here for a pic of Sean from Friday's practice.
  Today in California, the Little Quakers ended season No. 62 with all-time win No. 249. Kevin Burke has offered a report. Click here (posted on Ted's page under today's date). Thanks, Kevin!
  Duck checked out two basketball games today. Haverford School fell to Calvert Hall (Md.), 77-48, and SJ Prep beat Bartram, 56-32. His reports are posted.
  Reminder: Please include uniform numbers on rosters.
  Rosters received: Bartram, Imhotep, Washington, GAMP, Prep Charter, Masterman. Thanks! Next? Keep 'em coming.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (SJ Prep one-ups La Salle)

 
Click here for the updated Standings/PF-PA.
  In a Class AAAA state semifinal . . .
 
SJ Prep beat Pennsbury, 37-7. Ted's report is posted. Ace's Monday DN story will be an overall-context version. Before/after pics here. Game pics here. TEAM PAGE is updated.
  In a Class AAA state semifinal . . .
  Wood beat Somerset, 63-20. Click here for Kevin Cooney's story from The Intelligencer. TEAM PAGE is updated.

  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (Highest scoring teams, all-time)

  Click here for Ace's story on Wood sr. C Ryan Neher.

Dec. 5
  Click
here for: Never Know When You'll See Matt Ryan.
  Judge beat Straw. Mansion, 62-44. Ted's report is posted. Pics
here.
  King beat Sankofa, 82-28. Duck's report is posted.
  Click
here
for practice pics from Penn Charter (in preparation for first game in new venue -- the Ray Dooney Field House).
  Catholic rosters still needed: None.
  Rosters received: Frankin Towne, SJ Prep, Strawberry Mansion, Edison, Ryan, Robeson, Future. Thanks! Next?
 
Click here for Anthony Franklin's Weekly College Awards & Tidbits.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (
Olney's Leigh Pesko becomes the Pub's latest female coach)
  The stamps honoring Wilt Chamberlain (Overbrook '55) will debut at halftime of tonight's Sixers game with Oklahoma City. Click here for Stan Hochman's column.
  Click here for Ace's story on SJ Prep sr. DT Armen Ware
.

Dec. 4
  We have received 15 Pub rosters. Only 45 to go!
  Click here for Huck's weekly Catholic League team stats package and here for his weekly CL individual stats leaders.
  ***Special congrats to DN sports writer Aaron "Ace" Carter, who tonight won an award -- Sports Reporter of the Year -- from Philadelphia's famous Pen & Pencil Club (journalists), which has existed since 1892!!***
  Click here for a non-league basketball schedule (includes many showcases/tourneys, and a link to ALL games involving Public League teams).
  Schedule note: The first game in Penn Charter's new gym, vs. Parkway Center City, will be Saturday at 2 p.m.

  Rosters received: Olney, West Catholic, World Comm, MC&S, O'Hara, Mastbaum, Constitution, Palumbo, Lansdale Cath. Thanks! Next? Keep 'em coming . . .
  Click
here for: Hoot's Looking at You, Kid.
  Click
here for practice pics (football, of course) from SJ Prep (shots of future practice facility, at 11th & Cecil B. Moore, at end of set). 
  Penn State frosh Shep Garner (Roman) was paying attention and thus enjoyed a goofy moment. Click here for the breakdown, with video.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (Top holiday performances) 

Dec. 3
  Click here for the updated list of PL Coaches' Playoff Records.
 
Tiiiiime for (another) Tedbit . . . click here. (I-A teams, by winning seasons)
 
On Jan. 19, at 12:30, between games of a ML King Day girl-boy doubleheader, Frankford High will name its basketball court for the late Vince Miller, who steered the boys' team to consecutive Public League championships (1988-89; only titles in school history) and 351 wins over 27 seasons. There will be speakers and many former players are expected to attend. More info to come . . .    
  ***Click here for YOUR chance to vote for Dick Allen on the Golden Era Ballot.***
  Click
here for: Never Know When You'll Run Into AI!!
  Click here for the updated list of Winningest Coaches, by School.
  Click here for Bob Nightengale's USA Today column on Dick Allen's HOF hopes. Dick is quoted, as is our own Mark "Frog" Carfagno!
  Rosters received: Bonner-Prendie, La Salle, Tacony, Boys' Latin, Franklin LC, Del-Val, Conwell-Egan. Thanks! Next? Keep 'em coming . . .
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (PL teams, by winning seasons)

  Click here for Ace's combo feature on
Wood sr. DLs Devon Cobb and Nafeez Brown-Carter.

Dec. 2
  Inter-Ac rosters still needed: None. 
  Public rosters still needed: Hundreds of thousands (smile).
  Rosters received: McDevitt, Haverford School. Next?
  Check out two photo sets . . .
Basketball practice at Bonner-Prendie (in refurbished gym) and College Football Night at O'Hara.
  Click here for the updated list of CL Coaches' Playoff Records.
  Click here for cool news concerning West Chester sr. QB Sean McCartney (Wood).
  Click here for the updated list of Coaches With the Best Winning Percentages (except for SJ Prep/Wood guys).
  Click here for the updated list of all-time Individual Season Leaders,
by Yardage (except for SJ Prep/Wood guys).
  Former website legend Ed Morrone (Northeast Times) will make a guest appearance tomorrow night (6 to 6:30) on SFBN Talks High School Sports, on The Comcast Network. Part of the show: a documentary on Northeast-Central rivalry. 
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (CL teams, by winning seasons)
  Retiring referee Mark Warner is featured in Ace's notes column. Click here (Top 10 at bottom of that story). Stats leaders in paper.

Dec. 1
  Click here for the updated list of Top Statistical Performers from 1981 to 2014 (except for SJ Prep/Wood guys).
  Click
here for: West is Best! Frog Hits the Big Time!!
  Don't forget . . .
Cardinal O'Hara will hold a College Football Night tomorrow, 6 to 9 p.m., in the cafeteria. Open to players from all schools in all leagues, city and suburbs. No need to pre-register. Players are encouraged to bring transcripts and highlight DVDs. Coaches from colleges in Division I-AA on down are expected to attend. West Catholic coach Brian Fluck will be running the show.
 
Tiiiiime for (another) Tedbit . . . click here. ("First down" QBs)

  Click here for Huck's City Top 10.
  Schedule note: The Wood-Somerset AAA semi will be played Saturday, 1 p.m., at Chambersburg High.
  Rosters received: Phila. Elec., Neumann-Goretti, Penn Charter, Wood, Roman, Episcopal, Carroll. Thanks! Next? Keep 'em coming . . .
 
***We have welcomed 500,000 visitors in 5 1/2 months. Thanks, everyone! And special appreciation to all contributors/advertisers!!***
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (FGs by black kickers; Mastery North's DeJason Ellis leads the way)
  Click here for Ace's writeback story on SJ Prep sr. QB Jack Clements.

Nov. 30
 
Tiiiiime for (another) Tedbit . . . click here. (Cath-Pub schools now 19-2 in quarterfinals since '08)
  Schedule note: The SJ Prep-Pennsbury AAAA semi will be played Saturday, 1 p.m., at Northeast High.
  Very rough drafts of the Public League TEAM PAGES can now be found below under BASKETBALL '15.
  Click here for the updated CL Team Postseason Records.
  Click here for the updated list of Coaches with 100 Career Victories.
  Click here for the updated Career Yardage Leaders (minus SJP-Wood)
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (Steve Devlin's feat)

Nov. 29
  **Click
here for Michelle Alton's great pics from the Prep Charter vs. Frankford Thanksgiving game. For info on obtaining prints, please contact Michelle at ganesh5555@hotmail.com. Thank you!
  Bombs away! Neumann University's Tyreek Riddick (MC&S '11)
today hit 10 threes vs. Cabrini! Click here.
 
Click here for Anthony Franklin's Weekly College Awards & Tidbits.
 
Click here for the updated Standings/PF-PA.
 
TEAM PAGES for N-G and SJ Prep have been updated.
  In a Class AA state quarterfinal . . .
  Neum.-Gor. fell to Dunmore, 30-18. Ted's report is posted. Pics
here.
  In a Class AAAA state quarterfinal . . .
  SJ Prep beat Parkland, 34-30, as sr. QB Jack Clements passed for four TDs and ran for another. Ace's Monday DN ink to Clements.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (Wood's quarterfinal dominance)
  SJ Prep football coach Gabe Infante is the subject of today's Big Read in Daily News Weekend (by stringer Joe Santoliquito). Click here.

Nov. 28
  In a Class AAA state quarterfinal . . .
  Wood beat Great Valley, 44-7. Ted's report is posted. Ace's DN ink to jr. DE Mack Schwartz. Pics
here.
 
Tiiiiime for (another) Tedbit . . . click here. (Career breakdown for Imhotep star Denniston "DJ" Moore)
  Frog's report on Prep Charter-Frankford is now posted.
  Click
here for the updated Individual Career Records, by School.
  Click here for the updated Individual Season Records, by School.
  **TEAM PAGES for 43 squads have been finalized.**
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (Roman's rushing grunts)

  All TEAM PAGES have been updated.
Thanks to all helpers!
  The four DN Thanksgiving stories are now linked below.

Nov. 27
  ***Happy Thanksgiving!!***
 
Olney's cheerleaders can now be found here.
  Click
here for: Don't Even Think About Being a Knucklehead.
  Updated records: city here and all three leagues here.
  Rosters received: SCH Academy, Franklin. Next?
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (Final totals for seniors whose careers ended today)
  Click here for the updated Standings/PF-PA. 
  Milestones:
Ryan's Samir Bullock surpassed 2,000 rushing yards for the second consecutive season. Franklin's Kevin Caldwell finished the season with 3,000-plus passing yards. Imhotep's Denniston "DJ" Moore became the Pub's all-time leader for career receiving yardage.
  Our stat crew kicked butt today!! Thanks to Thomas "Hockey Puck" McKenna, Amauro Austin, Mark "Frog" Carfagno, Jon "Duck" Gray, Big Steve Reid, Ed Morrone and Jeff McDevitt . . . and Ace!
  Boys' Latin beat Olney, 40-28. Ted's report is posted. Pics
here.
  Ryan beat Washington, 28-20. Ace's DN ink to sr. FB-LB Bobby McDevitt.
  West Phila. beat Overbrook, 21-8. Ace's DN ink to sr. L-DL Teair Tart-Spencer.
  Imhotep beat King, 52-0.
Duck's report is posted. Brent Baum's DN ink to jr. RB Mike Waters.
  Roman beat Roxborough, 45-6. Ace's DN ink to sr. WR-DB AJ Frazier.
  Prep Charter beat Frankford, 24-14. Frog's report is posted.
  Other winners: Franklin, Northeast, Judge. (C-E lost.)  
 
Click here for Huck's City Top 10.
 
Roster received: Franklin. Next?
  Click here for Huck's weekly Catholic League team stats package.

Nov. 26
 
Tiiiiime for (another) Tedbit . . . click here. (Final totals for seniors whose careers have ended)
  **TEAM PAGES for 22 squads have been finalized.**
  Rosters received: Southern, Judge. Next?
  Schedule notes: Del-Val/Bartram and Bonner-Prendie/Malvern have been canceled.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (Roman-Roxborough series)
  Due to a heart condition, Prep Charter sr. NG Jaleel Benton has been forced to step away from football. Click here for Ace's story.
  Penn Charter freshman OF Mike Siani will play college baseball at Virginia . . . And this spring he'll make his high school varsity debut. Click here for Ace's story. And
here for a pic.
 
Nov. 25
  Frog's report on the N-G/Springfield Montco game is now posted.
  Schedule note: Tomorrow's Bonner-Prendie at Malvern game has been changed to 4 p.m.
 
Tiiiiime for (another) Tedbit . . . click here. (Ryan-Washington series)
  Via www.D3football.com -- Delaware Valley College QB Aaron Wilmer (Washington) is just the 26th quarterback in NCAA history (all divisions) to pass for 10,000 yards and rush for 1,000 yards in career. He ended his four years with 10,157 passing yards and 1,638 rushing yards for 11,795 yards of total offense.
  Click
here for: Despite the Name, Take a Guess What This Stand in the Cherry Hill Mall No Longer Sells.
  The Whiz Kids Baseball ad (to the right) has been updated with info for new tryouts.
  Rosters received: Germantown Academy, Roxborough. Next?
  Schedule note: The site for Saturday's SJ Prep-Parkland AAAA quarterfinal has been switched to Frank Banko Field (1115 Linden Street, Bethlehem, 18018). Still at 1 p.m.
 
SFBN will be streaming the Northeast-Central Thanksgiving game LIVE over the Internet at www.TheSportsFanBaseNetwork.com.
  Due to a late cancellation, Episcopal needs varsity/JV teams for a hoops scrimmage Saturday morning. Contact Jim Farrell at farrell@episcopalacademy.org.      
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (Most Thanksgiving opponents)

  Wood sr. FB Alex Arcangeli
is Ace's DN Player of the Week. Click here (Top 10 at bottom of story).

Nov. 24
 
Tiiiiime for (another) Tedbit . . . click here. (Judge-Lincoln series)
 
Click here for Anthony Franklin's Weekly College Awards & Tidbits.
  Click
here for: If the Eagles Need Another QB . . .
  Click here for: Odell Beckham Has Nothing on Prince Smith! (slight exaggeration -- smile).
  Click
here for: Where's Alfred Hitchcock When They Need Him?
  Click
here for practice pics from Lincoln and Judge.
  Schedule note: Del-Val/Bartram will be Wednesday, 6 p.m., at Gratz.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (Playoff points by modern-era City Title champs)
  Combo writebacks: Click here for Ace's story on SJ Prep's rushers, here for Ace's story on Wood's grunts and here for Brent Baum's story on two N-G stars.
  Hopefully, you've seen The Best Catch Ever. If not . . . click
here

Nov. 23
 
Tiiiiime for (another) Tedbit . . . click here. (Career TD passes)
  Schedule note: The N-G/Southern Thanksgiving game has been canceled.
  Click here for the best individual performances in City Titles.
 
Click here for the Week 14 (Thanksgiving) Master Schedule.
  Updated records: city here and all three leagues here.
  State quarterfinals . . .
  AAAA: SJ Prep vs. Parkland, Saturday, 1 p.m., at J. Birney Crum Stadium, in Allentown.
  AAA: Wood vs. Great Valley, Friday, 7 p.m., at Northeast.
  AA: Neumann-Goretti vs. Dunmore, Saturday, 1 p.m., at Northern Lehigh HS, in Slatington.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (Prolific passing by Pub teams in City Titles; recently, anyway)
  Click here (Cath) or here (Pub) for the playoff recaps, which now include the City Titles.
  Click here for the City Title boxscores.
  Click
here for: Wood's Grunts.
  Click
here for: Buffalo Soars Within the Herd.
  Imhotep's cheerleaders can now be found
here.

  Click here for the updated Standings/PF-PA.

Nov. 22
  ***Special note: With 359 passing yards vs. SJ Prep, Franklin's Kevin Caldwell raised his 2014 total to 2,893, tops for one season in city history!***
  In the Class AAA City Title . . .
  Wood beat Imhotep, 42-34, to capture its seventh consecutive CT.
Ted's report is posted. Ace's Monday DN ink TBA. Before/after pics here. Game pics here. TEAM PAGES are updated.
  In the Class AAAA City Title . . .
 
SJ Prep beat Franklin, 47-22, to win a second consecutive CT for the first time since 1938-39 (those were the first two). Ted's report is posted. Ace's Monday DN ink TBA. Before/after pics here. Game pics here. TEAM PAGES are updated.
  In a Class A District 12-1 subregional . . .
  Neumann-Goretti beat Springfield Montco, 32-7. Frog's report is posted. Brent Baum's Monday DN ink TBA. TEAM PAGE is updated.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (CTs featuring "neighbors")
  Click here for Ace's preview on the AAAA and AAA City Titles.

Nov. 21
  Click here for the 2014-15 Catholic League Basketball Master Schedule. (Now complete, hopefully. Holler, if not!)
  Click here for Huck's weekly CL individual stats leaders.
  ***A reminder . . . The 5th annual Little Quakers Night With the Eagles is tonight! Look to the left in the LQ ad for full details.***
  Click here for the 2014-15 Inter-Ac League Basketball Master Schedule (much more than a rough draft).
  Click here for a rough draft of the 2014-15 Catholic League Basketball Master Schedule.
 
Frosh LB Zaire Franklin (La Salle) is already creating a stir at Syracuse. Click here.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (Impact of scoring first in CTs)
  Click here for Ace's story on Wood sr. RB Jarrett McClenton
.
  The coaches' All-Pub and All-Int teams are in today's DN (page 53).

Nov. 20
  The Comcast Network will air live telecasts of the City Titles.
 
Tiiiiime for (another) Tedbit . . . click here. (46 years of I-A MVPs)
  Click
here for practice pics from Wood.
  Check here to read about Wood's first playoff game in the 1974 season. In that era, it was quite the shocker.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (Top rushers/passers in CTs)

  Is this the slowest week ever, or what? Two more days until the AAAA and AAA City Titles.

Nov. 19
  Click here for Huck's weekly Catholic League team stats package.
 
Click here for Huck's City Top 10.
 
Esperanza has dropped varsity basketball.
 
Tiiiiime for (another) Tedbit . . . click here. (Top passers, by class)
  Congrats to long-time Germantown Academy basketball coach Jim Fenerty
, who on Nov. 25 will be inducted into the Montgomery County Coaches Hall of Fame. Details here on calendar page.
  **Click here for the Coaches' All-Inter-Ac Team and congrats to the co-Players of the Year,
SCH Academy's Paul Dooley and Haverford School's Dox Aitken.** (This is a sad day in Inter-Ac history due to a new format that was NOT the choice of the coaches . . . UPDATE: First team now listed in traditional fashion.)
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (100-yard rushers for CT squads)
  So, what were YOU doing 40 years ago? Wood was winning its first football City Title! Click here for the story.
  Click here for Ace's story on Franklin coach David Carter, a former star there. And click
here
for a classic pic from 1995.
  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Mike Clyde. Mike, a long-time umpire, youth baseball coach and Navy veteran, passed away recently. RIP, Mike.

Nov. 18
 
Tiiiiime for (another) Tedbit . . . click here. (Inter-Ac's aerial festival)
  MC&S sr. G Samir Doughty
will play college hoops at St. John's. Click here for Ace's story.
  **Click here for the Coaches' All-Public Team and congrats to the MVPs:
Kevin Caldwell, Franklin; Shawn Jenkins and Shawn Williams, Gratz; Tyliek Raynor, Imhotep; and Vian Dolo, Prep Charter.**
  So, what were YOU doing 126 years ago?
Haverford School was (co-)claiming its first Inter-Ac championship! Click here, and thanks to alumnus Kevin Burke for his hustle.
  Yesterday, Malvern beat visiting Judge, 35-19, and famed DN statistician Thomas "Hockey Puck" McKenna was there. In all, his adventure lasted TWELVE hours. Click
here for the Tedbit.
  So, what were YOU doing 76 years ago? SJ Prep was winning the first football City Title! Click here for the story.
  N-G jr. RB Khalil Roane is Ace's DN Player of the Week. Click here. (Notes and Top 10 at bottom of story.)

Nov. 17
 
Tiiiiime for (another) Tedbit . . . click here. (Top rushers, by class)

  *Click here for the Class AAA City Title X-Ray.**
  This file, showing the top performances in PL postseason history, has been updated.
  This file,
showing the top performances in CL postseason history, has been updated.
  Schedule note: today's Judge at Malvern game will start at 5:30.
  *Click here for the Class AAAA City Title X-Ray.**
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (Franklin's Rapheal "Macho" Rodriguez vs. Dougherty's Mickey King)
  Writeback stories: Click here for Ace's on Franklin sr. WR Rapheal "Macho" Rodriguez and here for Brent Baum's on Imhotep sr. QB Andre Dreuitt-Parks.
  Playoff boxscores are in today's Daily News (page 48).

Nov. 16
 
Tiiiiime for (another) Tedbit . . . click here. (Franklin's Kevin Caldwell vs. La Salle's Brett Gordon)
 
All recent photo sets can now be found here.
  Click
here for: Want a Jewel of a Performance? Go To Jarrett.
  Click
here for a Wood celebration pic.
  Click
here for: "Macho" Mans Up to Clinch the Win & Earn a Record.
  The cheerleaders from Franklin and Gratz are now
here.
  Click
here for: A Taylor-Preserved Win.
  Updated records: city here and all three leagues here.
  Schedule note: Olney will host Boys' Latin at 10 a.m. on Thanksgiving.
  Click here for the Week 13 Master Schedule.
  Playoff recaps:
Catholic League and Public League
  The links to all playoff boxscores can be found here.
  Click
here for Ace's video of Franklin's wild championship celebration, as led by coach/alumnus David Carter.
  All TEAM PAGES have been updated (except for Judge-Malvern; they meet tomorrow night). Thanks to all helpers!!
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (La Salle's prolific passers)

 
Click here for the updated Standings/PF-PA.

Nov. 15
  Click
here for: Speaking of Legends . . . (Eddie Gaskins on chain crew)
  Click
here for: Kevin Caldwell
and His TD Crew!
  In the Public AAAA final . . .
  Franklin beat Gratz, 36-24, to win its first championship since 1966 as Kevin Caldwell passed for 295 yards and three TDs. He now owns 35 for the season and that's a city record! Rapheal "Macho" Rodriguez notched two TDs on receptions and now has 17 for the season. That's a city record, too!
Amauro's report is posted. Ace's Monday DN ink TBA. Pics here (late second quarter onward). TEAM PAGES are now updated.
  In the Catholic AAA final . . .
 
Wood beat Ryan, 35-14. Ted's report is posted. Before/after pics here. Game pics here. TEAM PAGES are now updated.
  In the Class AA City Title . . .
 
Neumann-Goretti beat Prep Charter, 12-6. Frog's report is posted. TEAM PAGES are now updated.
  In the Public AAA final . . .
 
Imhotep beat West Philly, 62-0. Brent Baum's Monday DN ink TBA. TEAM PAGES are now updated.
 
Click here for: It Was Cold Out There? Coulda Fooled Him.
  Click
here for: Grunt Guys.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (Jimmy Herron's career. And click here for a neat pic.)

Nov. 14
  In the Catholic AAAA final . . .
  SJ Prep beat La Salle, 46-13.
Ted's report is posted. Huck's report for easternpafootball.com is posted. Ace's DN ink to several in overall context. Before/after pics here. Game pics here. TEAM PAGES are now updated.
  Click
here for practice pics from Ryan.
  TEAM PAGES have been updated through Thursday's games.
  Rough-draft rosters for Cath/Int squads can be found below the **ALERTS!!** under BASKETBALL '15.
  Click here for a Wild/Wacky story from 1985 . . . La Salle and SJ Prep played their Thanksgiving game nine days late. Also on that page: how the weirdest TD in series (city?) history was scored in 2004.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (Top rushing efforts in CL finals)
  Cecil Mosenson, Wilt Chamberlain's coach at Overbrook High, will sell/sign his book, "It All Began With Wilt", and sell/sign a DVD entitled "The Greatest Player Ever" at the 76ers home game on Dec. 5.

  56-year baseball writer Hal Bodley is on Dick Allen's
side. Click here.
  Click here for Huck's weekly Catholic League team stats package.
  Click here for Ace's ink on
Derrick Jones' UNLV ESPNU commitment.

Nov. 13
  Special notes: In Mastery North's 40-0 win over Mastbaum, Taqee Ross turned five touches into 225 yards and four TDs -- two catches for TDs of 30 and 20 yards, two punt returns for TDs of 62 and 79 yards, kickoff return for 34 yards . . . In Roxborough's 30-28, two-OT win over Bartram, Eduardo Sanchez had two apiece of TDs/TD passes/INTs.
 
Tiiiiime for (another) Tedbit . . . click here. (Fumble!! By Pub honchos)
  Roxborough beat Bartram, 30-28, in two OTs . . . and darkness! Click
here
for Jeff McDevitt's pic.
  Frankford beat Overbrook, 24-14. Frog's report is posted.
 
Click here for Anthony Franklin's Weekly College Awards & Tidbits.
  Click
here for: Tops for 'Tep (WR-K Denniston "DJ" Moore and QB Andre Dreuitt-Parks).
  Click
here for practice pics from Imhotep.
  Carroll sr. F Derrick Jones announced his college hoops decision on ESPNU at 6:48 tonight . . . The choice: UNLV!
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (Top passing efforts in CL finals)
  A luncheon to celebrate the Wilt Chamberlain stamps will be held Dec. 5. Click here for complete info.
 
Write this down!! . . . Cardinal O'Hara will hold a College Night Dec. 2, 6 to 9 p.m., in the cafeteria. Open to players from all schools in all leagues, city and suburbs. No need to pre-register. Players are encouraged to bring transcripts and highlight DVDs. Coaches from colleges in Division I-AA on down are expected to attend. Like the event at Wood, set for Dec. 9, this one is sponsored by the PCL Football Coaches Association.
  Constitution sr. F Ahmad "J.R." Gilbert will play college hoops at George Mason. Click here for Ace's story.
  Episcopal sr. attacker Curtis Zappala is ready for a special lacrosse event. Click here for Ace's story.
  Carroll sr. F Derrick Jones will announce his college hoops decision between 6 and 7 tonight on ESPNU.
  North Catholic's alumni basketball game will be played Saturday, at noon, in "The Pit" (school now occupied by Bracetti). Beforehand, a plaque honoring all former Falcons will be unveiled. Free admission.

Nov. 12
  Click
here for a pic of Bonner-Prendie's signees.
 
Tiiiiime for (another) Tedbit . . . click here. (Best performances by La Salle/SJ Prep players in CL finals)
  Click
here for a pic of Haverford School's MANY commits.
  Click here for our latest Before He Drew X's and O's . . . on ex-Gratz star Chris Rhone Sr., who's now an assistant at his alma mater. (His son, Chris Jr., plays for the Bulldogs.)
  Click
here for practice pics from West Philly, Franklin and Gratz.
  Click
here for a pic of La Salle's Dotted-Line Nine . . . guys who've signed letters of intent with Division I schools for assorted sports.
  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Wayne Ellington Sr. Wayne Sr., the father of NBA player Wayne Ellington Jr. (Episcopal '06), was shot to death Sunday night. Click here for Morgan Zalot's Daily News story. RIP, sir.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (Haverford School's dominant I-A performance, in context)

  Click here for Ace's story on N-G jr. RB-LB Khalil Roane
.

Nov. 11
 
Major thanks to all veterans!! . . . And click here for a pic of a cute Army vet who's now married to a certain website owner (smile).
  All TEAM PAGES have been updated. Thanks to all helpers, and especially to KIPP DuBois coach Keary Dias for breaking down tape!!
 
Write this down!! . . . Archbishop Wood will hold a College Night Dec. 9, 6:30 to 9 p.m., in the cafeteria. Open to players from all schools in all leagues, city and suburbs. No need to pre-register. Players are encouraged to bring transcripts and highlight DVDs. Coaches from colleges in Division I-AA on down are expected to attend.
 
Tiiiiime for (another) Tedbit . . . click here. (Close-proximity foes)

  Click
here for practice pics from Neumann-Goretti and Prep Charter. (The drive between their practice fields was exhausting . . . 3 blocks.) Large version of N-G team pic here; and here
for PC.
  B.J. "Butch" Hogan, a first team All-City d-back for O'Hara in the 2000 championship season, is that school's new football coach.
 
Click here for Huck's City Top 10.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (Paul Dooley kicks NFL butt!)
  Saturday's Pub AAAA final (Franklin-Gratz, 4 o'clock at Northeast), can be seen at www.TheSportsFanBaseNetwork.com. Joining host Ari Bluestein will be another Northeast product, Eric Clark. He's now Northeast's defensive coordinator.

  Frog's report on the PC/D-V Pub AA final is now posted.
  Franklin sr. QB Kevin Caldwell is Ace's DN Player of the Week. Click here. (Notes and Top 10 at bottom of story.)

Nov. 10
  Schedule note: The Wood-Ryan Catholic AAA final will now be Saturday,
2 o'clock, at Plymouth-Whitemarsh.
  King's Nasir Boykin now owns the Pub record for completions/attempts in a season with 137/247. Previous guys: Frankford's Tim DiGiorgio (136) and Gratz's Jerrick Jenkins
(242). Thanks to Kelly Cottle!
  **Click here for the Class AA City Title X-Ray.**
  Click here for . . .
The Saints Go Marching In, a page that celebrates Neumann-Goretti's noteworthy win on Saturday.
  Thanks to John Mullen, we've been able to flesh out the info on the 1982 CL championship cross country meet. Click here.  
  Schedule note: The Class AA City Title, Neumann-Goretti vs. Prep Charter, will now be Saturday, 1 p.m., at the South Philly Super Site.
  Northeast product Brent Grimes was at it again yesterday. Click
here for the video.
  Schedule note: Malvern will host Judge next Monday at 5 o'clock.
  After defeating SCH Academy on Saturday, Malvern's football team went right back to work very early Sunday morning for a great cause. Click
here for some pics.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (All-time title appearances for La Salle-SJ Prep over five sports)
  Frog's report on that wild/crazy BL-Southern game is now posted.
  Writeback stories: Click here for Ace's on Franklin jr. WR Javier Buffalo and here for Brent Baum's on Prep Charter sr. QB Vian Dolo.
  Boxscores for all 10 playoff games from Friday/Saturday are in today's Daily News (page 46).

Nov. 9
  Click here for a Tribute Page concerning
West Catholic's 52-game winning streak in the Catholic League's Blue/AA divisions. The Burrs' feat is now included on this page of notable streaks.
  Thanks to Andy Waldron, we've been able to flesh out the info on some 1980s CL championship cross country meets. Click here.
  The North Philly Aztecs' 90-pound team has earned a spot in the national finals Dec. 5 in Florida. The team is raising money to fund the trip. If you can help, please click here. Thanks!
  Click here for the Week 12 Master Schedule.
  Updated playoff recaps: click here for Pub and here for Cath.
  Click
here for: The Parsons/Price Is Right.
  Boxscores for all CL/PL playoffs can now be found here.
  The Nov. 4 Kevbit about Jack Soslow
has been finalized. Thanks again to Kevin Burke! . . . The Nov. 2 Tedbit has been updated to include this weekend's four blowouts.
 
Click here for the updated Standings/PF-PA.
  All TEAM PAGES except for KIPP DuBois have been updated. Thanks to all helpers!!
  Click here for the Records by League page. Lots of updates!

Nov. 8
  In the Catholic AA final . . .
 
Neumann-Goretti beat West, 32-14, to win its first crown since 1954. Huck's report is posted. Cauls' pics here.
  In a Catholic AAAA semi . . .
  La Salle beat Roman, 49-0. Ted's report is posted. Pics
here.
  In a Public AAAA semi . . .
  Franklin beat Washington, 36-19. Ace's Monday DN ink TBA.
  In a Public AAA semi . . .
  Imhotep beat Overbrook, 52-6. Duck's report is posted.
  In the Public AA final . . .
  Prep Charter beat Del-Val, 14-12. Frog's report is posted. Brent Baum's Monday DN ink TBA.
  Other playoff winner: Ryan.
  Malvern beat SCH Academy, 41-33, despite Paul Dooley's 422-yard, five-TD passing effort. Ted's report is posted. Pics
here.
  Other Inter-Ac winners: Haverford School (finishes 5-0!) and Germantown Academy. 
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (Four long TDs in CL playoffs)
  La Salle sr. F Dave Krmpotich will play college hoops at Colgate.

Nov. 7
  In a Catholic AAAA semi . . .
  SJ Prep beat Judge, 49-7. Ted's report is posted. Pics
here.
  In a Public AAAA semi . . .
  Gratz beat King, 22-14. Ace's DN ink to jr. OL Cameron Brown.
  Winners in other playoffs: Wood, West Phila.
 
Tiiiiime for (another) Tedbit . . . click here. (Paul Dooley/Collin DiGalbo - two peas in a busy QB pod.)
  Note from Ted: I received an email this morning from Michael Yancy, a
2005 Overbrook grad who has been confined to a wheelchair since suffering a broken neck while wrestling in his senior season. Michael, now 26, is living in Houston and doing well. He also played football and baseball at 'Brook and had EIGHT steals in one game. All the best, Michael! Click
here for a pic from 2006 and here for Overbrook's baseball team pic in 2004. (Two-thirds of the way down the page. Michael is in the first row, holding a bat.)
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (A look at the HS-EA series)

  Paul Strus is out as O'Hara's interim coach. John Ward will be in charge for tonight's AAA semifinal at Wood. Click here for Ace's story. 

Nov. 6
  Boys' Latin beat Southern, 24-20. Frog's report is posted. Ace's DN ink to sr. WR-DB Damere Gilbert.
 
Tiiiiime for (another) Tedbit . . . click here. (Chalie Szydlik's feat)
 
Click here for Anthony Franklin's Weekly College Awards & Tidbits.
  West Philly is pumped to host its first night playoff in school history (tomorrow, 6 o'clock, vs. Mastery North) and the field shows it! Thanks to 1977 grad Bob Williams for providing
these pics. (The Speedboys also hosted a quarterfinal in '90 and a second-round game in '81, as part of a tournament that followed a teachers' strike. All other playoffs have taken place away or at neutral sites.)
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (West-Neumann series)
  Congrats to Germantown  Academy product Ryan Ayers, who's now a basketball assistant at the college alma mater (Bucknell) of his brother, Cameron (also GA). Click here.

Nov. 5
 
Tiiiiime for (another) Tedbit . . . click here. (KIPP DuBois' unmatched City Title feat)
  Click
here for an article on West Catholic product Rob Hollomon, now excelling at Central Connecticut State, from www.easternpafootball.com.

  Added to schedule: Kensington vs. Fels, tomorrow, 2:30, at Northeast.
  Click
here
for pics from the KIPP DuBois/Future combo practice.
  Click here for Before He "Uncled" a Star Athlete . . . on ex-Malvern baseball star/MLBer Ben Davis. His nephew, Alex Hornibrook, is Malvern's sr. quarterback.
  ***Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . Click
here. All-Star Team of White Players, 1976-2013.***
  Happy Back to Normal Day!! No more political ads on TV.
  Click here for Ace's story on Gratz jr. lineman Raquan Thomas, a true survivor. He was shot five times after a game last season.

Nov. 4 
  Schedule note: The District 12-1 Class A subregional semi between KIPP DuBois and Calvary Christian will take place Friday, 7 o'clock, at Morrisville.
 
Tiiiiime for (another) Tedbit . . . click here. (CL QBs' rare feat)
  Schedule note: Saturday's Catholic AA final, still at O'Hara, will now start at 4 o'clock.
 
Click here for our latest Before He Drew X's and O's . . . on Malvern assistant Joe Price, who also starred for the Friars.
  Click here for Huck's weekly CL individual stats leaders.
  Click here for Huck's weekly Catholic League team stats package.
 
Frog's reports on three recent games are now posted.
  The newest issue of SLAM Magazine features a great story on NBA all-timer Paul Arizin (La Salle High, Villanova).
 
Tiiiiime for a Kevbit (Tedbit) . . . click here. (Jack Soslow's TBs)
  King jr. RB Paul Sanchez is Ace's DN Player of the Week. Click here. (Notes and Top 10 at bottom of story).
  McDevitt's players received an alarming jolt before the loss to KIPP DuBois for the Class A City Title. Click here for Ace's story.

Nov. 3 
 
Click here for Huck's City Top 10.
  Click
here for: Title Time Waaaaaay Back in the Day (N-G, kinda)
 
Tiiiiime for (another) Tedbit . . . click here. (Big outbursts vs. Penn Charter)
  All TEAM PAGES have been updated. Thanks to all helpers, and especially to Big Steve Reid. On short notice yesterday, he trekked to Gratz for the Class A City Title (moved from Washington). Also to Dobbins coach John Sullivan.
  All playoff boxscores are in today's Daily News (page 53).
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (Uncommon Cath MVPs)

  Writeback stories: Click here for Ace's on SCH Academy sr. wideout  Dylan Parsons and here for Brent Baum's on West Catholic jr. lineman Tymir Oliver.

Nov. 2
 
Tiiiiime for (another) Tedbit . . . click here. (Career leaders, updated)
  Click
here for a cool pic by Matty "Cauls" McCauley.
  Click
here for: You Earn the Numbers. He'll Total 'em Up.
  Congrats to SCH sr. WR Dylan Parsons, who now owns the Inter-Ac's career receiving marks for yards (1,526) and TDs (19).
  Neumann-Goretti sr. C Tommy Nardini will play college baseball at Gwynedd-Mercy.
  Click here for the Week 11 Master Schedule. 
  Playoff boxes: click here for the assorted links.
  Playoff recaps: click here for Pub and here for Cath.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (All-time playoff blowouts)

 
Click here for the updated Standings/PF-PA.
 

Nov. 1
 
In Cath AA semifinals . . .
  West Catholic beat Conwell-Egan, 54-0. Ted's report is posted. Brent Baum's Monday DN ink TBA. Ted's pics
here. Cauls' pics here.
  Neum.-Goretti beat Lansdale, 24-12. Ted's report is posted. Pics
here
.
  In Pub AA semifinals . . .
  Del-Val beat Mansion, 52-0. Duck's report is posted.
  Prep Charter beat Palumbo, 62-0.
Frog's report is posted.
  Others games . . .
  In a Pub AAAA quarterfinal, Franklin beat Fels, 63-6.
  In the Class A City Title, KIPP DuBois beat McDevitt, 16-14.
  SCH Academy beat Gtn. Academy, 35-34, on a late two-point conversion. Ace's Monday DN ink TBA.
  Malvern and Haverford School were the I-A's other winners.
  ***Schedule note: The McDevitt-KIPP DuBois Class A City Title has been moved to the Gratz Super Site. 2 o'clock start.***
  The Coaches' All-Catholic Teams are in today's DN (page 44).
  Boxscores for last night's Pub playoffs are here. Recaps are here.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (King's big feat creates an unusual circumstance)

Oct. 31
 
Stats for tonight's three Pub 4A quarters are now on TEAM PAGES.
 
Click here for the latest effort from Ted Taylor, who's now in his 39th year of writing hobby columns. Congrats!
  Click
here for: Mickey D Is Sporting a New Look on the Jersey Trail.
  In Pub AAAA quarterfinals . . .
  Gratz beat Northeast, 24-8. Ace's DN ink to jr. RB Luke White.
 
Washington beat Bartram, 21-8.
Frog's report is posted.
  King beat Frankford, 28-20. Duck's report is posted. 
 
Click here for Anthony Franklin's Weekly College Awards & Tidbits.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (Strange circumstances surrounding tonight's Pub AAAA quarters)

Oct. 30
  Click here for Huck's weekly CL individual stats leaders.
 
Tiiiiime for (another) Tedbit . . . click here. (Lincoln and 7-0 wins)
  Olney beat Future, 39-14. Ace's DN ink to sr. RB-DB Sultan Johns.
  Boys' Latin beat Central, 38-14.
Frog's report
is posted.
 
***Click here for the Coaches' All-Catholic Football Team and congrats to the MVPs: John Reid (SJ Prep), Samir Bullock (Ryan) and Ryan Quigley (Lansdale).***
 
Thanks to relentless work by Mark "Frog" Carfagno, Joe Ferry and others, Dick Allen has made it onto the Baseball HOF's Golden Era ballot!! Voting will take place in December. Click here for a pic.
  Best wishes going forward to Bob Peffle, who has retired after 28 seasons as
La Salle's soccer coach. He went 402-132-66 with seven Catholic League championships. (Bob also was a head coach in baseball and wrestling in the Pub/Cath/Suburban One, and totaled over 90 seasons as a head coach in those three sports. His teams won more than 20 championships and appeared in more than 35 finals.) Congrats on an incredible ride, Bob! Click here for story/pic on La Salle's site.
  Click here for Huck's weekly Catholic League team stats package.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (Passers with 100 YPG, 1981-2014)
  Click here for Ace's story on the McDevitt-KIPP DuBois scenario. And here for notes on Mike Rufo and Sean Ryan.
  Click here for Stan Hochman's Dick Allen
column off yesterday's Mayor Nutter press conference.

Oct. 29
  **Click here for the Class A City Title X-Ray.**
  Malvern sr. T Nick Zarkoski will play college FB at Bucknell. Click here for Ace's note.
  Schedule note: The McDevitt-KIPP DuBois Class A City Title will be played Saturday, 1 p.m., at Washington.
  Click
here & here for pics of  Wood's CL soccer celebration last night.
  Best wishes going forward to Mike Rufo, who will step down as Boys' Latin's football coach at the end of this season. His successor will be Sean Diviny, a Judge grad and currently the defensive coordinator.
  Click here for a story about a grand football gesture in the aftermath of a tragedy.
  Assistant Sean Ryan will serve as McDevitt's head basketball coach for the upcoming season.
  ***Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. All-Star Team of Black Players, 1976-2013.*** 

Oct. 28
  Schedule note: McDevitt will meet KIPP DuBois this week (details TBA) for the Class A City Title. Winner will advance to next week's District 12-1 subregional semis. KIPP DuBois-Edison canceled. 
 
Tiiiiime for (another) Tedbit . . . click here. (Consecutive regular season championships)
  Congrats to La Salle sr. QB Kyle Shurmur, who has been
selected to play in the 2015 Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl, which will be played Sunday, Jan. 4, at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. Pic here.
  Tomorrow at 3 p.m., Mayor Nutter will hold a press conference in room 202 at City Hall to announce he's backing the efforts of Mark "Frog" Carfagno and others to get Dick Allen into the Hall of Fame.
  Click
here &/or here for: Not Only Gyms/Stadiums Need Renovations.
  Click
here for: The Beach is Crowded, But No Need for Lifeguards.
  Tiiiime for an Edbit . . . click here. (Inter-Ac passing milestone)
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (Serious passing accuracy)

 
Click here for our latest Before He Drew X's and O's . . . on Imhotep assistant Marcus Godfrey, who starred at Mastbaum.
  Haverford School jr. QB Kevin Carter is Ace's DN Player of the Week. Click here. (Notes at bottom of story. Top 10 in paper.)

Oct. 27
 
Click here for Huck's City Top 10.
  All TEAM PAGES have been updated. Thanks to all helpers! (Huck watched the second half of MN-Dobb on Hudl.)
  Click
here for: Overdoing It a Little, Maybe?
  Click here for: He's Now a "Zuh . . . Zuh . . . Zeeeeebra."
  Click
here for: All TD Systems Are Go for Bristow.
  Are you ready for some JV football?!?! In a season-ending battle between unbeatens, SJ Prep topped Roman. Pics
here
.
 
Click here for the updated Game Records & Big Performances List.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (Collin DiGalbo vs. O'Hara)
  Writeback story: Brent Baum's here on La Salle sr. QB Kyle Shurmur.
  Click
here
for: Joey O in the TD Flow.

Oct. 26
 
O'Hara's cheerleaders can now be found here.
 
Click here for the updated City Records (overall) and here for the updated League by League Breakdown.
  The WEEK 10 schedule is now posted here.
  Almost all TEAM PAGES have been updated. Still to go: Dobbins, MN.
Thanks to all helpers!  
 
Click here for the updated Standings/PF-PA.
  Before an overflow Homecoming crowd, visiting Bonner-Prendie scored the final 21 points and beat O'Hara, 33-13. Ted's report is posted. Ace's DN ink to sr. TE-DE Tyler Higgins. Pics
here.
  Click
here (catch) and here (family) for Jimmy Herron pics.
  Click
here (quick change) and here (two helpers; with buddies) for two pics surrounding the Yeedee Thaenrat Cleat Episode.
  Click
here (warmups) and here (media time) for Kevin Carter pics.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (B-P/O'Hara series)
 
Oct. 25
  La Salle beat Judge, 31-7, as sr. WR Jimmy Herron became the No. 3 receiver in city history for career yardage. Ted's report is posted. Brent Baum's Monday DN ink TBA. Pics
here.
  Haverford School beat Germantown Academy, 35-0, as jr. QB Kevin Carter passed for 392 yards, the No. 4 total in city history. Ted's report is posted. Ace's Monday DN ink TBA. Pics
here.
  Click here for: Some Guys Lift More Than Weights.
  Click
here for: All Long TDs Start Somewhere.
  Click
here for: It's All About Family.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (Inter-Ac outbursts, part II)

  Twenty-two TEAM PAGES have been updated.
 
Click here for the updated Standings/PF-PA. (Through Friday)

Oct. 24
  West Catholic beat Ryan, 18-7. Huck's report is posted. Cauls' pics
here. Ted's pics here.
  Malvern beat Penn Charter, 44-16. Ted's report is posted. Ace's DN ink to sr. QB Alex Hornibrook. Pics
here
.
  King beat Washington, 28-14. Duck's report is posted.
  Frankford beat Southern, 18-8. Frog's report is posted. 
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (Malvern-PC series)
  Click here for Ace's story on the CB West
scandal and here for Mike Kern's story on the Bucks' legendary ex-coach, Mike Pettine.
  Click here for Ace's story on Jack Rutter (see 10/23).

Oct. 23
  Click here for Huck's weekly Catholic League individual stats leaders.
 
Click here for Anthony Franklin's Weekly College Awards & Tidbits.
  Tiiiime for a hoops Tidbit . . . click here. (Jack Rutter, in context)
  Thanks to AD Drew Knasiak, a question regarding
Mastbaum's TEAM PAGE has been answered.
  Ace was covering Mastery North-Dobbins when he received orders to leave and head for Doylestown to report on the CB West situation.
  Del-Val beat Central, 36-0. Frog's report is posted. 
  Best wishes going forward to Jack Rutter, who has stepped down after 19 seasons as
McDevitt's basketball coach.
  Gtn. Academy sr. F Sam Lindgren
will play college hoops at Colgate.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (All-Star Team of Players With Italian Surnames, 1976-2013; colleges have been added for first team honorees).
  Click here for Stan Hochman's column on
Haverford School's program, centered on the words above the numbers on the back of each guy's uniform. Stan attended last Saturday's game with SCH Academy. It was his first high school game in 55 years.

Oct. 22
  Click here for Huck's weekly Catholic League team stats package.
 
Tiiiiime for (another) Tedbit . . . click here. (Imhotep's QB/WR)
  Thanks to coach Michael Murphy, questions regarding Haverford School's
TEAM PAGE have been answered.
 
Click here for our latest Before He Fathered a Star Athlete . . . on Egan QB Tony Russo ('81); his son, Anthony, plays QB for Wood.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (Jack Soslow, among FG kickers)
  Today on "SFBN Talks High School Sports" (6 p.m. start, Comcast Network, hosted by Ari Bluestein), there will be a feature on former Neumann--Goretti hoops star Ja'Quan Newton. Coach Carl Arrigale will also be interviewed.
  Today on "Philly Sports Talk" (5 p.m. start, Comcast SportsNet), Mike Sielski and Mike Tollin will discuss the Dick Allen HOF campaign.
  Click
here for Ace's feature on SJ Prep sr. WR-DB John Reid
, a top-notch prospect who's bound for Penn State.

Oct. 21

  This is
La Salle's 100th year of football. Click here for a great video that breaks things down. Bill Wasylenko ('69) collaborated with Matt Sinnott ('06). It was shown at Saturday night's Centennial Celebration.  
  Click
here for: Training to be a Trainer?
  Click
here for: Three-Fourths of Malvern's Important Duties Have Been Left to Non-Righties. (Click here for large version; no IDs).
  Click
here for: Do in Practice What You Do in the Games.
  Click
here for practice pics from Malvern and Carroll.
  All TEAM PAGES have been updated. Thanks to all helpers and especially to Huck and Amauro, who charted game tapes!

 
Click here for our latest Before He Drew X's and O's . . . on SCH Academy assistant Mike Mattei, who also starred for the Blue Devils.
 
Tiiiiime for a Drewbit (Tedbit) . . . click here. (Inter-Ac QBs fillin' it up)
  Frog's reports on three recent games (Sou-Bart/SM-Pal/PC-DV) are now posted.
 
Wood jr. QB Anthony Russo is Ace's DN Player of the Week. Click here. (Notes/Top 10 at bottom of story).

Oct. 20
  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Joseph "Butch" McNally. Butch, who had a long career as a coach, referee and umpire in multiple sports, died recently. RIP, Butch.
  Congrats to Pitt r-frosh Ryan Winslow (La Salle), who is the ACC's Specialist of the Week. Click here.
  Click here for Huck's City Top 10.
  Click
here for: Doin' Uncle Mike Proud.
  Click
here for: Usin' His Noggin.
  Schedule note: Del-Val at Central will now be Thursday at 3 p.m.
  Click
here for pics of Penn Charter's new athletic facilities.
  Are you ready for some JV football?!?! Click
here for pics from Episcopal at Penn Charter. (Original plan was SJ Prep at Judge. Judge's website had the wrong site. Ugh.)
  A memorial service for former Roman basketball star Lari Ketner will be held Nov. 2, 7 p.m., at Cedar Park Presbyterian Church, 7740 Limekiln Pike, Phila., Pa., 19150.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (TDs in many manners)
  Writeback stories: Ace's here on Prep Charter jr. L-DL Karamo Dioubate and Brent Baum's here on Ryan sr. RB Samir Bullock.

Oct. 19
 
SCRATCH THIS -- Schedule note: It's expected that Franklin at Lincoln, postponed two weeks ago by a bomb scare, will be played this week; and that Lincoln at Roxborough will be pushed back to next week (since neither team can qualify for the playoffs). Waiting for official confirmation.
  Click
here for: Turning the Recruiting Table (on James Franklin)
  Addition to schedule: Del-Val at Central, Friday, 3 p.m.
  Click
here for a special pic from Malvern. 
  Click
here for: Next Stop? End Zone. And here for Part II.
  Click
here for: Top of the Mountain.
  Congrats to former Bartram basketball star Jamal Green ('91), who won Neumann University's Young Alumni Achievement Award for 2014. Click here for a story about Jamal's clutch heroics in 1990. 
 
Davante' Coney is Prep Charter's Homecoming king. And his queen is Jade Brown.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (Samir Bullock/Joe Zeglinski)
  Click here for the updated Game Records & Big Performances List.
  Yesterday, Frankford held a special ceremony to retire the No. 45 worn by star linebacker Chris "Waterboy" Spence, a 2008 grad who was shot to death in 2011. Click
here for Amauro Austin's pics.
  Click here for the updated City Records (overall) and here for the updated League by League Breakdown. 
  Website legend Mark "Frog" Carfagno is profiled in today's Inquirer (by Mike Sielski) in connection with his dogged effort to get long-time friend Dick Allen
into the baseball HOF. Click here.
  Click here for the updated Standings/PF-PA.

Oct. 18
  Neumann-Goretti beat McDevitt, 28-0.
Ted's report is posted. Pics here. (A few late pics have been added.)
  Haverford School beat SCH Academy, 32-16, in 2 minutes short of 3 hours.
Ted's report is posted. Pics here.
  West Catholic beat Conwell-Egan, 41-0. Huck's report is posted. Cauls' pics
here
.
  Prep Charter beat Del-Val, 13-6. Frog's report is posted.
  Mastery North beat Boys' Latin 36-16. Duck's report is posted.
  Click here for a story about Delaware Valley College's dynamic duo,
QB Aaron Wilmer (Wash) and WR Rasheed Bailey (Rox).
  Only in the Pub, Delco version . . . Springfield Delco's game was called off because the lights wouldn't work. After Academy Park-Chester, there was a major melee. Click here.
  Click
here for: Giving Sub-Par Vertical the Boot.
  Click
here for: A Happy Night for the Knights.
  Eighteen TEAM PAGES have been updated.
  Gratz used FIFTEEN rushers yesterday vs. Central.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (The seven-TD passers)

Oct. 17
 
As Wood beat Bonner-Prendie, 56-7, jr. Anthony Russo passed 11-for-15 for 369 yards and SEVEN TDs (all in the first half), tying the city mark for TD passes in one game. Huck's report is posted.
 
Episcopal beat Penn Charter, 41-26, as jr. RB Dee Barlee rushed for 289 yards (school record) and five TDs. Ted's report is posted. Pics here.
 
Gratz beat Central, 33-0. Ace's DN ink to LB Shawn "Woozy" Jenkins.
  Strawberry Mansion beat Palumbo, 30-14, for its first varsity win. Frog's report is posted.
 
Imhotep beat Future, 76-14. Duck's report is posted. 
 
Click here for Anthony Franklin's Weekly College Awards & Tidbits.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (Prolific passers/coaches)

Oct. 16
  Click here for Huck's weekly Catholic League individual stats leaders.
  Schedule change: King at Olney is now
Friday at 3.
  Southern beat Bartram, 16-14, on a TD/conv with 1:08 left.
Frog's report is posted. Ace's DN ink to sr. RB-LB Qazi Jones.
  Schedule change: Gtn. Academy at Malvern is now Saturday at
2 p.m.
  Click
here for a classic pic . . . Splish Splash from the Boys' Latin-Franklin game in 2011 (at 29th and Chalmers). And click here to see how the whole home sideline looked.
  Click here for complete info on next month's banquet (Nov. 13) to induct the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame's 11th class. Among the honorees: Roman product Marvin Harrison.
  NOTE: THIS SEGMENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. NEXT WEEK, HOPEFULLY . . . A Dick Allen Belongs in the Hall of Fame segment, thanks to Stan Hochman, will be part of this afternoon's edition of Philly Sports Talk Live on Comcast. Show starts at 5.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here.
  **Click here for "Good to be Alive" . . . Ace's back-page story on how violence has affected
Del-Val Charter's football family.**

Oct. 15
  Click here for Huck's weekly Catholic League team stats package.
 
Frankford will host Northeast at 11 a.m. Saturday. In a halftime ceremony, the No. 45 worn by 2008 grad Chris Spence, a star linebacker who was shot to death in Feb. 2011, will be retired. For his fierce hitting, Chris was known as "Waterboy" after the character in the Adam Sandler movie. This will be Frankford's first retired number.
 
Click here for our latest Big Brother Led the Way . . . on ex-Judge star Curt Wortham.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (Details on first turf games at assorted sites)

Oct. 14
  Click
here for: Not Above a Menial Task.
  Click
here for: Here's the Catch . . . He's a Lineman!!
  Click
here for practice pics from McDevitt & La Salle.
  All recent photo sets can now be found
here.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here.

 
Click here for our latest Before He Drew X's and O's . . . on Northeast assistant Seth Shapiro, who also starred for the Vikings.
 
Ryan sr. RB Samir Bullock is the DN Player of the Week. Click here for Ace's story. (City Top 10 at bottom of that file.)

Oct. 13
  Congrats to
Malvern product Ryan Nassib, who yesterday made his passing debut for the New York Giants (4-for-5, 60 yards)!! His name can now be found here.
  Click here for Huck's City Top 10.
  Click
here for: Miller (TD) Time!!!
  Click
here for: Ya Gotta Love (a Pic of) Selfies.
  Are you ready for some JV football??!! Click
here for pics from West Catholic at McDevitt (first half) and Episcopal at Germantown Academy (second half). First part of set also includes some pics of a practice involving McDevitt's girls' flag football squad. 
  All TEAM PAGES have been updated except for Mansion. Thanks to all helpers, and especially to Huck for breaking down AR-AC video!
  Not into video games? Click
here for REAL Maddens.
  Click here for updated City Records by League.
  Click here for updated School Game Records/Top Performances.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here.
  Huck has watched the Ryan-Carroll tape. Ryan's Samir Bullock rushed 29 times for 373
yards.
  Click here for Ace's writeback on Del-Val sr. handyman Dwine Walls.

Oct. 12
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here.
  Joe/Danny/Ryan on the spot. Click
here - here - here.
  Carroll sr. PF-C Ernest Aflakpui will play college hoops at Temple. Click here for Ace's story.
  Lansdale Catholic's cheerleaders can now be found
here
.
 
Click here for updated standings/PF-PA. 
  Note from Ted: Huck will watch Ryan-Carroll on Hudl late tonight to nail down the stats.
  Lansdale beat Conwell-Egan, 7-6. Ted's report is posted. Brent Baum's DN ink to two-way backs Ryan Quigley and Joe Pinzka. Pics
here
  Check out Frog's reports on three recent games.
  Make sure to check out Huck's report and Cauls' pics
from last night's WC-McD game. Lots of nutty stuff from plays to fireworks haze to fog.
  ***Click here for a story/stats about a beyond-crazy game played Friday night in Western Pennsylvania. Final score? 79-78!!!!***
  Click here for . . . Can Anyone Make a Tackle? (Second Edition) -- A full look at the SCH-PC pointfest.

Oct. 11
  Thirty-five TEAM PAGES have been updated.
  Imhotep beat Dobbins, 57-6. With 11:21 left in the third quarter, Andre Dreuitt-Parks, off a 50-yard TD to Denniston "DJ" Moore, claimed the Pub record for career passing yards with 4,194. (2010 Northeast grad Malik Stokes had 4,170.) Moore then kicked the PAT to raise his career total to 101 and THAT is a Pub mark, too. (2009 Washington grad Will McFillin had 100.) Duck's report is posted.

 
**SCH Academy beat Penn Charter, 53-51, in 2 hours, 53 minutes. The teams combined for 1,300-plus yards, including returns. OT was prevented when SCH stopped a conversion with 24.2 seconds left. Ted's report is posted. Pics here.**
  Del-Val beat KIPP DuBois, 52-8. Ace's Monday DN ink TBA.
  West Catholic beat McDevitt, 39-6. Huck's report is posted. Cauls' pics
here.
  Click
here for: The Right Kind of Senior Moment.
  Click
here for: Practice Makes Production (From Distance).
  Click
here for: These Little Guys Can't Wait to Grow Up.
  Click here for . . . We're Thinking This QB Has NO Trouble Seeing Over the D-Line.
  Twenty-one TEAM PAGES have been updated.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here.

Oct. 10
  SJ Prep beat La Salle, 35-31. Ted's report is posted. Ace's DN blurb is here. Pics
here.
  Haverford School beat Malvern, 22-6. Ace's DN ink to sr. WR-DB Dox Aitken. Pics
here (first three quarters).
  Wood beat O'Hara, 48-6. Huck's report is posted.
  Salesianum (Del.) beat King, 55-26. Duck's report is posted.
  Prep Charter beat Palumbo, 48-6. Frog's report is posted.
  Bartram beat Frankford, 50-21. Frog's report is posted.
  Early reports are that Ryan's Samir Bullock tonight rushed for 401!!
 
Tiiiiime for (another) Tedbit . . . click here.
  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Lari Ketner. Lari, who starred at Roman ('95) and UMass before playing in the NBA (recently he was a Roman assistant), passed away this morning after a courageous battle against cancer. RIP, Lari. 
 
Click here for Anthony Franklin's Weekly College Awards & Tidbits.
  Check out a noteworthy update to last night's Roman-Judge report and congrats to
Dimetri Kelly!
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here.
  **Getting pumped for La Salle-SJ Prep
? Likewise! Each day we've posted links to stories about classic encounters. Click here.**

Oct. 9
  Roman beat Judge, 20-14. Ted's report is posted. Ace's DN ink to soph LB/DE Matt Galasso. Longer version here on Ace's blog. Mostly crappy pics
here.
  Southern beat Mastbaum, 50-0. Frog's report is posted.
  Click
here for video of the recent Hail Mary TD by Arizona State WR Jaelen Strong (West Catholic). Also seen in the video (No. 27) is Southern Cal DB Gerald Bowman (Imhotep); not responsible for giving up the TD. 'Tep assistant Eric Richardson coached both young men in youth ball! . . . Philly guys were also involved in two other famous plays in football history. Click here for the Music City Miracle (Ryan's Frank Wycheck) and here for the Hail Mary by Boston College's Doug Flutie (to Carroll's Gerard Phelan); skip ahead to 4-minute mark, if necessary.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here.
  **Getting pumped for SJ Prep-La Salle? Likewise! Each day we'll post  links to stories about classic encounters. Click here.
**

Oct. 8
 
Click here for Huck's individual Catholic League stats leaders.
  Click
here for: The 1960s Called. They Want Their Cool Word Back.
  Schedule note: Fkd-Bart is now Friday, 3 p.m., at the SP Super Site.
  Mansion's football roster has been provided. Coverage restored.
  Very cool!!: While at Penn Charter, Nick Lamb's two varsity sports were basketball and baseball. Now a junior at Muhlenberg, he is giving football a whirl (after playing two years of baseball). Already he has had games with 99 and 100 receiving yards. (Thanks to Gerry Sasse, of PC's athletic department, for this nugget.)
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here.
  **Getting pumped for La Salle-SJ Prep? Likewise! Each day we'll post  links to stories about classic encounters. Click here.**
  Click here for Ace's feature on Franklin jr. LB Brian Harvey.
  La Salle sr. WR-DB Jimmy Herron is Ace's Player of the Week. Click here. (Top 10 at bottom of story). Huck's stats leaders are in the DN.

Oct. 7
  Click here for Huck's weekly Catholic League stats package.
 
Click here for our latest Before He Drew X's and O's . . . on Malvern assistant Chris Downs, who also starred for the Friars.
  Click
here for a pic and bio about Kyle Werman, La Salle High's new baseball coach.
  Click
here for: Frankly, This Is Great Concentration.
  Click
here for practice pics from Judge & Ryan.
  Schedule change: SCH Acad. at Penn Charter is now Saturday at 2:30.
  Click
here for: Two GA Peas Still in the Same Pod (Field & Dorm).
  About 3 1/2 months ago, Bill Campbell wrote a letter in support of the bid to put Dick Allen in the Baseball HOF. Click here to read it.
  Schedule change, part II: Lansdale at C-E is now Sunday at 1 p.m.
  **Getting pumped for SJ Prep-La Salle? Likewise! Each day we'll post  links to stories about classic encounters. Click here
.**
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (All-Smitty/City Squad) 
  Click here for Jack Morrison's obit on Bill Campbell, a product of Roman Catholic High
. And click on the names for other tributes by Daily News sports writers: Stan Hochman -- Bill Fleischman -- Sam Donnellon.
  Ace's Player of the Week feature and Huck's city stats leaders are now scheduled to appear in tomorrow's Daily News (space limitations). 

Oct. 6
 
Click here for Huck's City Top 10.
  Click here for a great story about Navy sr. G Jake Zuzek, a product of 
West Catholic.
  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and MANY fans of Bill Campbell. Mr. Campbell, a legend among Philly's sports broadcasters, died today at age 91. RIP, sir.
  Pub squads: If your TEAM PAGE does not include a pic of captains or seniors, please send one to tedtee307@yahoo.com. Thanks!
  Click
here for: A Helmetuva Catch.
  Click
here for: Hmmmmmmmmmmmm.
  La Salle will sell a limited amount of tickets for Friday night's game vs. SJ Prep Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day, in the Student Affairs Office. While supply lasts. Cost is $6 for adults/students.
  Check out Amauro's report on Friday's King-Northeast OT classic.
  Click
here for: Hair's to a Cool Cut!
  Only in the Cath: Lansdale did not show up for a JV game at McDevitt. . . It believed McDevitt no longer was playing JV football. Click
here for pics from McDevitt's JV warmups and SCH Academy's varsity practice.
  Schedule change: Lansdale at C-E is now Saturday at 1 p.m.
  Aaron "Ace" Carter will guest with Ari Bluestein on the next edition of
 SFBN Talks High School Sports, set for Wednesday, 6 p.m., on The Comcast Network.
 
  **Getting pumped for La Salle-SJ Prep? Likewise! Each day we'll post  links to stories about classic encounters. Click here. . . . The game will be streamed live at
www.TheSportsFanBaseNetwork.com.**
 
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here.
 
  Click here for Ace's writeback on B-P sr. WR Joe Oquendo.

Oct. 5
  Note from Ted: A family emergency prevented statman Big Steve Reid from attending Saturday's Prep Charter-Mansion game. Neither team taped the second half, played under the mercy rule. Huck watched video of the first half and available stats for PC are now posted. No starters played in the second half. As for Mansion . . . we're six weeks into the season and a roster still has not been provided. Coverage of that school has been suspended.
 
Click here for the latest effort from Ted Taylor, who's now in his 39th year of writing hobby columns. Congrats!

  Almost all TEAM PAGES have been updated. Still to go: Straw. Mansion.
Thanks to all helpers!
  Click
here for: Was He Taking a Selfie?
  Click
here for: Some Headlocks Are More Fun Than Others.
  Click
here for: Converting a Loss Into a Win.
  Click
here for: Eyes RIGHT on the Ball.
  Click here for more info on Penn Charter's 1915 season
(highlighted by the 127-0 win). Action photos, pics of players/coach, season recap, etc. Great stuff!! Thanks again to teacher John Burkhart, and now to librarian Doug Uhlmann for finding this treasure trove.
  Click here for the updated City Records. (And go to the bottom of that page for unusual nuggets for 2014.)
  King's Nasir Boykin passed for 384 yards Friday vs. Northeast . . . That's tied for the No. 4 effort in city history!
  Frog's reports on two Friday games are now posted.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. 
  Many TEAM PAGES have been updated. Still to go: Prep Charter, Straw. Mansion.
  Click here for updated standings/PF-PA.
  Click
here
for highlights of Friday's La Salle-Wood classic . . . as provided by Rob Johnson, La Salle's director of video technology. 

Oct. 4
  West Catholic beat Neumann-Goretti, 30-13. Ted's report is posted. Pics
here. Cauls' pics here.
  Bonner-Prendie beat Ryan, 21-20, as Collin DiGalbo hit Tyler Higgins for a 7-yard TD and the conversion with 0:00 on the clock. Ted's report is posted. Pics here.
  Click
here for: Time to See Double Again.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. 
  Click
here for: Malvern's First-Magnitude Coaching Stars.
  Malvern's cheerleaders can now be found
here.

Oct. 3
  SJ Prep beat Malvern, 49-28, at Villanova Stadium. Ted's report is  posted. Pics
here.
  La Salle beat Wood, 35-31, rallying from a 31-14 deficit. La Salle's last three TDs were scored by Jimmy Herron on receptions, and he tied the one-game city record with four. Huck's report is posted. Ace's DN ink to Herron. Cauls' pics here.
  Penn Charter beat Roxborough, 34-14. Duck's report is posted. Ted's pics from second half
here.
  King beat Northeast, 50-49, in OT. The Cougars rallied from a 42-21 deficit and Paul Sanchez caught the winning two-pointer while prone. Amauro's report is posted.
  Franklin at Lincoln was postponed due to a bomb scare.
  KIPP DuBois beat Palumbo, 16-0, in a game halted by a major brawl late in the third quarter. Frog's report is posted.
  Bartram beat Mastbaum, 39-0. Frog's report is posted. 
  Click
here
for: No. 2 likes Channel 6.
  Click
here for info on another incredible football game in Philly high school history . . . it was played in 1891!
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here.
  Click here for: Not Exactly a Kober Operation.
  Click
here
for: Ace in the AJ Place.

Oct. 2
  Very cool! . . . Joe Clancy, the new Secret Service chief, is the brother of Strath Haven football coach Kevin Clancy, who was
Carroll's coach from 1982 through '90.
  Click
here for: Don't Worry. I'm Not. At All.
  **Click
here for pics from the Little Quakers' final tryout.**
  Haverford School beat Roman, 41-22. Ted's report is posted. Ace's DN ink to jr. LB Mickey Kober. Pics
here
.
 
Click here for Anthony Franklin's Weekly College Awards & Tidbits and click here for a great back-story video, as found by Anthony, on Northeast product Brent Grimes, of the Miami Dolphins.
  Click here for our latest Before He Fathered a Star Athlete . . . on Dougherty basketball player Mike Neher ('85); his son, Ryan, plays OL for Wood.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. (The All-McSomething Team)

Oct. 1

 
Click here for Huck's individual Catholic League stats leaders.
  Gimme a capital M! Gimme a small c! . . . Tomorrow's Tedbit will offer an all-star team (1976-2013) of guys whose surnames start with Mc.
(And not just the Irish guys -- smile.) 
 
Tiiiiime for (another) Tedbit . . . click here. 
  A decision has been made on the Wilt Chamberlain stamp. Click here. And thanks to sports writer Donald Hunt, of The Philadelphia Tribune, for providing the information. Donald fueled the campaign all along!
 
Click here for our latest Big Brother Led the Way . . . on ex-Roman star Marcus Kelly.
  Schedule note: Saturday's Imhotep-'Brook game will start at 6 p.m.
  Welcome to our newest advertiser, Joe Reid and War at Valley Forge. This major basketball tournament, with four groupings (11U, 13U, 15U, 17U) will take place in April. The ad is on the left-hand side of this homepage.
Click here to visit website. Thank you, Joe! 
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here.
 
  Click here for Ace's story on Washington sr. FB-LB Shawn Henderson.

Sept. 30
  Click
here for info on the most incredible football game in Philly high school history . . . it was played 99 years ago!
  Click
here for: Phil vs. the Phillies.
  Click
here for pics of Conwell-Egan's gym renovations.
  Click
here for: A Twin Call to Arms.
  Click
here for: They've Got the Sticker World Covered.
  Click
here for practice pics from O'Hara and Bonner-Prendie.
  Schedule note: Friday's Mastbaum-Bartram game will be played at the South Philly Super Site.
  Former O'Hara coach John Coyle is the new baseball boss at Wildwood Catholic.
  Haverford School sr. G Levan "Shawn" Alston will play college hoops at Temple. Click here for Ace's story. Click
here for two pics.
  Click here for our latest Before He Drew X's and O's . . . on Ryan assistant Justin DeCristofaro, who starred at Judge.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. 
  Click here for Ace's story on the Player of the Week, West Catholic sr. RB Kharee Ruley. City Top 10 at bottom of that story.
  Frog's reports on three recent Pub games are now posted.
  Click here for Huck's weekly Catholic League stats package.

Sept. 29
 
Episcopal sr. G Mike Hinckley will play college hoops at Dickinson.
  Click
here for: Never Know Where You'll See Best Teammate '11.
  Click
here for pics from the Wood-Ryan JV game.
  The
eighth annual Global Football Bowl will return to Italy in March as Team Stars & Stripes plays an Italian Junior (Under 19) Team in Rome. Coach Bill Gallagher will again select the roster. High school coaches may nominate deserving seniors, who have shown leadership on and off the field, by contacting Gallagher at bgallagher@episcopalacademy.org or 215-542-7505.
  Gtn. Academy sr. G Tim Guers will play college hoops at D-II St. Anselm, in New Hampshire.
  **Click
here for video of Jimmy Herron's big moment! (See 9/28).**
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. 
  A computer glitch caused the second part of Huck's original WC-LC report to disappear. Full version is now here. 
  Click here for Huck's City Top 10.
  Click here for Ace's writeback on Imhotep sr. DB Seifuddin Black and here for Brent Baum's writeback on Franklin QB Kevin Caldwell.

Sept. 28
 
Tiiiiime for (another) Tedbit . . . click here. 
  All Pub TEAM PAGES have been updated. Thanks to all helpers!
  Click here for the updated City Records. (And go to the bottom of that page for unusual nuggets for 2014.)
  Congrats to La Salle sr. WR Jimmy Herron, who now owns the city record for career TD catches with 29. In last night's win over McDonogh (Md.), No. 29 came on a 33-yard pass from Kyle Shurmur. The old mark belonged to Del-Val Charter's Brad Wilson. Click
here for a photo set that shows Jimmy's emotion over claiming the mark.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here. 
  Conwell-Egan's cheerleaders can now be found
here.
  Click here for updated standings/PF-PA.
  Click
here for: We Always Appreciate a Clever Name.
  Click
here for: He Has a Leg Up on the Competition.
  Click
here for: Never Know Who'll Be Holding the Down Marker.
  Click
here for: Quite the Place to Store Your Mouthpiece.

Sept. 27
  Neum.-Goretti beat Con.-Egan, 38-7. Ted's report is posted. Pics
here.
  SCH Acad. beat Hill Sch., 35-19. Ted's report is posted. Pics
here.
  Updates have been made to 26 TEAM PAGES.
  Click
here for: The King of the End Zone McCastle.
  Note from Huck: One city player missed a game last night because he was in the Bahamas. Another was absent because he was serving as the best man in his father's wedding. 
  Click
here for: Get a First Look at Future High School Stars.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here.

  The cheerleaders from B-P and Carroll can now be found
here
.
 
Click here for Anthony Franklin's Weekly College Awards & Tidbits
  Click here for Huck's weekly Catholic League stats package.

Sept. 26
  Bonner-Pren. beat Carroll, 25-7. Ted's report is posted. Pics
here.
  Wood beat Ryan, 47-14. Ace's DN ink to jr. WR-DB Gianni "G-Money" Cruel.
  West Catholic beat Lansdale, 40-21, for its 50th consecutive win over a league opponent (36 in regular season, 12 in playoffs, 2 in subregionals; does not count inter-division games). Streak dates back to middle of 2006 season. Huck's report is posted. Cauls' pics
here.
  Del-Val beat Mansion, 48-0. Frog's report is posted. 
  In three OTs, Palumbo beat Kensington, 14-8, for its first varsity win. Frog's report is posted.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here.

Sept. 25
 
Tiiiiime for (another) Tedbit . . . click here.

  Prep Charter beat KIPP DuBois, 41-8. Ace's DN ink to jr. handyman Quadir Strothers.
  Click here for Huck's individual Catholic League stats leaders.
 
Fels beat Southern, 14-8. Frog's report is posted.
  ***Click here for city football records (game/season/career) broken down by league (Pub/Cath/Int).***
 
Click here for: The Color Purple . . . Helps to Avoid Confusion.
  In a game that started at 11 a.m., Bartram beat Edison, 43-0. Frog's report is posted.
  Schedule note: Olney at Washington will be played next Thursday.
  Recent photo sets can now be found here.
  Click here for our latest Big Brother Led the Way . . . on ex-Wood star Sam McCain.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here.
  Click here for Huck's weekly Catholic League stats package.

Sept. 24
  Click
here for Ryan Bates' big night at Wood . . . and John Shulby's!
  Click here for our latest Before He Drew X's and O's . . . on Gratz assistant Kendell Coleman, who starred at King.
  Big Willie's report on Bonner-Prendie's recent win is now posted.
  Troy Gore, football coach at Del-Val Charter, is asking schools to participate in the "Peace for Aisha" campaign, in remembrance of the young lady, Aisha Abdur Rahman, who was murdered Monday. Participation will require teams to place stickers on the back of helmets.
Visit this site, select STYLE 1 (circle shape), then type AISHA on the memorial text line. Select MAGENTA as the text color and then VEGAS GOLD as the background color; those were Aisha's favorites. The cost for 50 decals is $27.50. Thank you.
  Click
here for: How 'Bout Avenue and Road?
  Click
here for: Not Dedicated to Being Prompt.
  Click
here for practice pics from SJ Prep.
  **A special campaign, fueled over six years by sports writer Donald Hunt, of The Philadelphia Tribune, has paid off! Wilt Chamberlain will be featured on a commemorative stamp! Click here. Another link. And click here for a video that asks an important question.**
 
Best wishes to Bill Johnston, a former All-Catholic baseball player at West Catholic, ex-Phillies groundskeeper and long-time buddy of website stalwart Mark "Frog" Carfagno. Bill, who's battling through a serious health issue, is described by Frog as "one of the nicest guys you'd ever want to meet." We're all pulling for you, Bill!
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here.
  Click here for Ace's story on Haverford School sr. RB Phil Poquie, who has already lived an incredible life. (Ace's City Top 10 in Daily News.)


Sept. 23

  Frog's reports on three recent Pub games are now posted.
  Addition to schedule: Bartram at Edison, Thursday, 11 a.m.
  Click
here for: Hoops, There He Is . . . at Football Practice.
  Click
here for: The (Sunny) Sign of the Cross.
  Click
here for: How 'Bout This New Version of Meditation?
  Click
here for practice pics from Episcopal and Haverford School.
  Click here for our latest Before He Fathered a Star Athlete . . . on Judge TE/WR Mike McCloskey ('79); his son, Kyle, plays QB for Germantown Academy.
  Congrats to former football star Greg Harris, who will soon be inducted into Cheyney University's Athletic Hall of Fame!! You know him as the man who posts game films at www.whistletoppssportsnetwork.com. Details on the induction banquet are here (under "football" heading).  
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here.
  Click here for Ace's story on the latest Player of the Week, Judge jr. RB Yeedee Thaenrat.

Sept. 22
  Click here for Huck's City Top 10.
  Click
here for: As Soon As YOU Provide the Missing Letter.
  Click
here for: A Strong Candidate for Referee of the Year.
  Click
here for: Talk About a Work Ethic.
  Are you ready for some JV football?!?! Click
here for pics from the Malvern-La Salle game (with some other nuggets mixed in).
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here.
  Click here for Ace's writeback story on Roman sr. L-DL Gavin Wiggins, who's bound for Youngstown State.

Sept. 21
  Some recent Tedbits have been updated . . .
click here.
  Click
here for: Sock It to Me.
  Click here for updated school records and top all-time performances (rushing/passing/receiving).
  All TEAM PAGES have been updated. Thanks to all helpers! Special props to McDevitt assistant Colin Leach and Episcopal dad Tony Feliziani for extra hustle.
  Note from Ted: The Puckster says his SCH-Judge numbers are final (see 9/20).
  Neumann-Goretti's cheerleaders can now be found
here.
  Click
here for: Never Know Where You'll See a Former N-G Coach.
  Click here for updated standings/PF-PA.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here.

Sept. 20
  Note from Ted: SCH Academy beat Judge, 36-35. Thomas "Hockey Puck" McKenna was there. For now, he has SCH sr. QB Paul Dooley with 362 yards passing (four TDs) and Judge jr. RB Yeedee Thaenrat with 377 yards rushing (five TDs). He's going to cross-check everything and finalize the numbers Sunday morning.
  N-G beat O'Hara, 20-0. Ted's report is posted. Pics
here.
  Roman overcame a 16-0 deficit while beating Ryan, 24-16. Ted's report is posted. Pics
here.
  Bonner-Prendie beat Chester, 34-27. Big Willie's report is posted.
  Mastery North beat Overbrook, 32-14. Duck's report is posted.
  Franklin beat Olney, 60-0, as Kevin Caldwell passed for 313 yards and five TDs. Frog's report is posted.
  La Salle beat Malvern, 27-8, as Jimmy Herron's two TD catches enabled him to tie the city record (28). Huck's report is posted.
  KIPP DuBois beat Straw. Mansion, 20-12. Frog's report is posted.
  Seventeen TEAM PAGES have been updated.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here.
  The cheerleaders from West Catholic & Wood can now be found
here.

Sept. 19
  Wood beat West Catholic, 42-12. Ted's report is posted. Pics
here.
  King beat Roxborough, 31-7. Ace's DN ink to soph QB Nasir Boykin.
  Central beat Southern, 30-29, on Tymair Bennett's 88-yard TD run with 1:37 left. Frog's report is posted.
  Del-Val beat Palumbo, 48-0. Duck's report is posted.
  Click here for a new feature, Big Brother Led the Way . . . on ex-CHA star Cedric Madden.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here.

Sept. 18
  Thanks to Hustlin' Huck, who charted the game online, Future's Week Two stats are now posted.
  Gratz beat Bartram, 33-28, on a 41-yard TD pass with 2.3 seconds left. Ace's DN ink to sr. WR Shawn "Megatron" Williams. 
  Click
here for: One . . . Two . . . Three (Guys) . . . Throw!
  Thanks to Dawn Blake, the school's media relations manager, a mystery has been solved. In 1971, Haverford School was the Inter-Ac's outright baseball champ. Credit archivist Sandy Mercer with an assist.
 
Click here for the latest effort from Ted Taylor, who's now in his 39th year of writing hobby columns. Congrats!

 
Click here for Anthony Franklin's Weekly College Awards.
  Gtn. Academy's cheerleaders can now be found here.
  Click
here for: Not on a Football Crusade at Their Dads' School.
  Click
here for practice pics from Gtn. Academy & Lansdale Catholic.
  Hoops is not too far off, folks. Click here for the Public League Master Schedule, complete with divisions/classifications breakdown, as provided by chairman Ben Dubin. Thanks, Ben!
  Click here for a short story from The Baltimore Sun about Christian "Ya Ya" Walker's MLB debut.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here.

Sept. 17
  **Note from Ted: So, have you ever watched The Goldbergs? As part of tonight's episode, the father, Murray Goldberg, was invited back to Central High to be honored for once setting a record for consecutive free throws made. Did he really do that? No idea. But I checked. He DID play for Central. Murray, now deceased, was born in 1940. He was a starter for Central in the 1957-58 season, scoring 93 points in 16 Pub games (5.8 average; high game 13 vs. Mastbaum; numbers compiled by long-time city hoops scoring guru Tom Taylor). He also scored in three Pub games near the end of the 1956-57 season, totaling 19 points.**   
  O'Hara is now accepting applications for the position of head varsity football coach for the 2015 season. Contact athletic Steve Langley at 610-544-3800, ext. 1822, or via email at slangley@cohs.com.
  Check Ace's blog for cool news concerning Wood sr. L Ryan Bates.
  **Congrats to 2009 Kennedy-Kenrick grad Christian "Ya-Ya" Walker, who has been promoted to the majors by the Baltimore Orioles He's making his debut tonight, and he owns his first career hit!! His name can now be found here. And click here for Before He Played for Pay, Ted's stories about "Ya-Ya" in 2009 and 2008.**
  Schedule note: Penn Charter at Interboro is Friday at 7:30.
  Click here for our latest Before He Drew X's and O's . . . on West Catholic assistant Marc Bullock, who starred for the Burrs as a fullback.
  Click
here for: All Arms and Legs . . . and Six Points.
  Click here for Ace's weekly notes, with a focus on KIPP DuBois' first varsity win. City Top 10 at end of the notes.


Sept. 16

  Click
here for: Pulling Out Riley's Rugg.
  Click here for Huck's weekly CL stats breakdown.
  Click
here for: These Sisters Share Dad's Love for Football.
  Click
here for practice pics from Wood and Conwell-Egan.
  Our recent photo sets are now linked here.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here.
  Click here for Ace's story on the latest Player of the Week, Franklin sr. QB Kevin Caldwell
.
  Huck's city football statistics are in today's Daily News.

Sept. 15
  **Congrats to
Gratz product Earl Watford (James Madison Univ.), an offensive lineman, who yesterday made his official NFL debut for the Arizona Cardinals!! His name has been added to this list. And click here for Before He Played for Pay, Ted's story about Earl in 2007.**  
  Click
here for: Staying in Shape/Having Fun Are the Goals.
  Addition to schedule: Prep Charter at Edison, Friday, 3 p.m.
  Changes to schedule: Edison at Jenkintown is now Saturday at 11 a.m. Ditto for Carroll at Penn Wood.
  Click here for Huck's City Top 10.
  All TEAM PAGES have been updated. Thanks to all helpers!! (Especially Huck, who charted multiple games online. Also, these coaches did extra work to get us correct stats: Mike Andolina, Olney; Aaron Brady, Malvern; Dave Cebular, Frankford assistant; Keary Dias, KIPP DuBois; Paul Strus, O'Hara. Much appreciated, guys!)
  Click here for updated school records and top all-time performances (rushing/passing/receiving).
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here.
  Click here for Ace's writeback story on Judge jr. RB-DB Yeedee Thaenrat, who starred in a 41-32 win over St. Anthony (N.Y.).

Sept. 14
  Click
here for: This Ballboy Was Weal-ly Overdressed. 
  Click here for updated standings/PF-PA.
  In last night's 39-20 win over Northeast, Franklin's Kevin Caldwell fired for 382 yards (No. 5 total in city history!) and five TDs.
  As of 11:30 a.m., 30 TEAM PAGES have been updated.
  Congrats to former website writer Mark Hueber (SJ Prep). Though only a soph, he has been named a co-captain of Immaculata's hoops squad!!
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here.
  Click
here for: He Was Tired of Standing Pat.
  Click here for: Never Know Where You'll See a Roman Star's Grandfather.

Sept. 13
  Carroll beat McDevitt, 28-3. Ted's report is posted. Pics
here.
  SCH Academy beat Mastery North, 34-21. Ted's report is posted. Pics
here.
  Del-Val beat Edison, 56-0. Duck's report is posted.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here.
  Click
here for: Huck Hits the Big Time!
  Click
here for: An Early-Stages Look at What Will Be SJ Prep's New Football Home.
  Click
here for: A Look at Cardinal Dougherty's Ol' Football Field.
  Click
here for: Guy Rodgers and Herb Adderley Would Never Believe This One.
  Click
here for: Never Know Where You'll See a Cute Gal.
  Congrats to former city ref Frank Kosman (also college ball), who has been hired by the Eagles to help fix replay woes. Click here.

Sept. 12
  La Salle beat DeMatha (Hyattsville, Md.), 41-39. Ted's report is  posted. Pics
here.
  Overbrook beat Dobbins, 20-0. Ace's DN ink to jr. handyman/DB Ovonnie Baker.
  St. John's (D.C.) beat West Catholic, 37-6. Huck's report is posted. Cauls' pics
here
.
  **Click here for Anthony Franklin's 11th annual list of City Guys in College Football. And here for his first two Weekly Awards batches. Serious hustle, as always, Ant. Thank you!!**
  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Bridget McLoone. Mrs. McLoone, who died Wednesday at age 88, was the mother of Pat McLoone, the Daily News' managing editor (and former sports editor), and mother-in-law of DN sports columnist Rich Hofmann. Other children: Joseph, a priest; Mary, a doctor; Kathleen, a nurse. RIP, Mrs. McLoone. Your life would make a wonderful movie. Click here for Jack Morrison's obit. 
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here.
  Click here for Dan Geringer's front-page DN story on Strawberry Mansion's difficult first football season.
  Former MC&S guard Malik Starkes is now playing college basketball at Cecil JC, in Maryland.


Sept. 11

  Imhotep beat Boys' Latin, 49-0. Ace's DN ink to sr. QB (for tonight, anyway) Denniston "DJ" Moore.
 
The commemorative book -- "La Salle College High School - 100 Years of Football History" -- is about to be released. It was written by 1969 grad Bill Wasylenko. Proceeds on book sales will benefit the school's Touchdown Club. For now, you may reserve a copy of the book by visiting this eBay page. More options to be posted at a later date.
  TEAM PAGE not yet updated: Future.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here.

 
Click here for Ace's Public League preview, including top returnees and thumbnail sketches.
 

Sept. 10
 
Click here for: He Recently Philled the Stat Sheet.
  Click here for: Sooner or Ladder, the Football Must be Retrieved!! (It bounced over a high fence at Roman's practice field.)
  Click
here for practice pics from Penn Charter and Roman.
  Tonight at 6 o'clock: Episode 2 of SFBN Talks High School Sports, on The Comcast Network. 
  The renovation of Bonner-Prendie's gym continues. Click
here for some pics, as provided by Steve Clement.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here.

Sept. 9
  Click here for our latest Before They Drew X's and O's . . . on Judge assistant Tom Ryan, who starred for the Crusaders as a receiver (and basketball player).
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here.
  Roman jr. QB Phil DiWilliams is Ace's first Daily News Player of the Week. Click here.

Sept. 8
  TEAM PAGES not yet updated: Future.
  Click here for our latest Before They Played for Pay . . . on O'Hara product Corey "Philly" Brown, of the Carolina Panthers.
  Click here for Huck's City Top 10.

 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here.
  Click here for Ace's writeback on SCH Academy sr. QB Paul Dooley.

Sept. 7
  Congrats to O'Hara product Corey "Philly" Brown, who today made his NFL debut for the Carolina Panthers!! He returned three punts for 36 yards with a long gain of 23; also made one tackle on special teams. On a boxscore page, every player is listed with first initial and last name. He is listed only as Philly. 'Cause Philly rules!!! Ha, ha. Click
here for pic. And his name is now on this list of Philly NFL/AFL guys.
 
Tiiiiime for (another) Tedbit . . . click here.

 
Pub roster still needed: Straw. Mansion. Please send to tedtee307@yahoo.com. 
  Rosters for
Franklin, Overbrook, Washington, Mastbaum & Imhotep are now posted on the TEAM PAGES. Next?
  Couple Tedbits: Franklin's 46-0 win over Kensington was its biggest shutout in school history, besting 44-0 over U. City in 2010 . . . Friday night, West Catholic fell to North Penn, 19-16, in OT. Since 2000, only one other game involving Pub/Cath/Int teams has ended with that score. In '11, also in OT, Northeast beat Lincoln.
  All Catholic & Inter-Ac TEAM PAGES have been updated. Thanks to all helpers!
  On today's Phillies pregame show -- "Behind the Pinstripes" with Scott Palmer -- a segment on the campaign to get Dick Allen into the Hall  of Fame will be aired. Show starts at 1 o'clock. Campaign is being fueled by website legend Mark "Frog" Carfagno!! Please watch or DVR. Thanks! 
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here.
  9 a.m.: As just reported by the famous Thomas "Hockey Puck" McKenna, who'll turn 64 tomorrow and has been keeping stats for the Daily News since 1978, Roman's Phil DiWilliams last night passed 25-for-37 for 415 yards in the 40-38 OT loss to Downingtown East. That's the highest total ever for a CL QB and ranks No. 2 in city history (to the 498 rung up last season by SCH Academy's Paul Dooley). AJ Frazier turned 12 catches into 220.
  Tedbits for Sept. 2 and 4 have been updated.
Click here.

Sept. 6

  Twenty-nine TEAM PAGES have been updated. Thanks to all helpers!
  In a game that was delayed by lightning and didn't end until 10:58, Roman fell to Downingtown East, 40-38, in OT.
  SJ Prep fell to Don Bosco, 35-7, in game cut short by lightning a shade before halftime. John Knebels' report is posted.
  In North Jersey, La Salle fell to Bergen Catholic, 42-34. Huck kept stats while watching the game on his cell phone and, for at least three quarters, his five-month-old son, Max, was on his lap!! He also snuck in some looks at the Phillies' game/other events. Pic is
here! And click here for a pic of his stat sheet. Kyle Shurmur again surpassed 300 passing yards, with 353, and Jimmy Herron made 12 catches for 179.
  SCH Academy beat Central, 35-14. Ace's Monday DN ink TBA.
  Click
here for pics from the first quarter-plus of Prep Charter vs. Germantown Academy. Due to persistent lightning detection in the area, the game was suspended in the fourth quarter with the score at 21-21. It goes into the books as a tie.
  Roster for Fels is now posted on the TEAM PAGE. Next?
  Twenty-plus TEAM PAGES have been updated. Thanks to all helpers!
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here.

Sept. 5
  In Haverford School's 31-14 win over Ryan, Jack Soslow notched touchbacks on five of six kickoffs and hammered a 52-yard field goal.
 
Northeast's cheerleaders can now be found here.
  Judge beat Northeast, 38-18. Ted's report is posted. Pics
here.
  In a night game, host West Phila. beat Bartram, 12-8. Ace's DN ink to sr. RB Jarvis Cooper.
  North Penn beat West Catholic, 19-16, in OT. Huck's report is posted. Cauls' pics
here.
  Glen Mills beat Southern, 20-6. Frog's report is posted.
  Cheltenham beat McDevitt, 24-7. Duck's report is posted.
  Click
here for: It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's an Almost-Punt-Blocker.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here.
  West Philadelphia High is pumped to again host a night game. Click here for Ace's story.
 
Click here for Ace's Catholic League preview. And click here for top returnees and thumbnail sketches.
  Congrats to
Kennedy-Kenrick product Christian "Ya-Ya" Walker, the Orioles Minor League Player of the Year! Click here.
  Click
here for: Makin' Hoop Dads Proud on the Sports Writing Trail.
  Click
here for: Never Expected to See THIS in the Parking Lot at Northeast Before the O'Hara-Washington Game.
  Click
here for: A Reason to Ditch Walmart in Favor of Kmart.

Sept. 4
  Washington's cheerleaders can now be found
here.
  Washington beat O'Hara, 15-6. Ted's report is posted. Ace's DN ink to sr. WR-DB-KR Tavious Morgan. Pics
here.
  Lincoln beat Dobbins, 20-7. Frog's report is posted.
  Welcome to our newest advertiser, Knights Abstract, Inc., a full service title insurance company based in Feasterville. The company president is Michael Wade and we thank him for his support!
The ad is on the right side. Click here for website.
  Dandy Dozen, Part II . . . More cool names spotted on city rosters: Fodi Koita, Obassie Osiefa, Maverick Roomes, Supreme Kemp, Julius Stivender, Oyetunde Fakeye, Blessing Kahn, Dumond Brunache, Marlen Fenstermacher, Will Tuthill, Tiernan Posse, Santino Miriello.
  Click here for: You Knew This Was Coming, Right? Scheeeeeeez.
  Schedule note: Ryan at Haverford School is now tomorrow at 4:45.
  Rosters for King and Northeast are now posted on the TEAM PAGES. Next?
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here.

Sept. 3
  Roster for
Carroll is now posted on the TEAM PAGE. Next?
  Click
here for practice pics from Neumann-Goretti and West Catholic.
  Click here for our first "Before He Drew X's and O's" for 2014 . . . on Del-Val Charter assistant Kellen "Bubba" Kemp (Dougherty '06).
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here.
  Pub rosters still needed: Fels, Franklin, Imhotep, Mastbaum,  Overbrook, Straw. Mansion, Washington. Please send to  tedtee307@yahoo.com.
  Roster for West Phila.
is now posted on the TEAM PAGE. Next?
  Dandy Dozen . . . Cool names spotted on city rosters: Kody Cracknell, Bashir Shakir, Obe Odey, Jackson Lake, Answered Gleplay, James Bond III, Tio Dottin, Eucal Holness, Ta'Hir Boone-Branch, Gaye-Lortue Breeze, Damir Duvernay, Rashon Lusane.
  Click here for Ace's Inter-Ac preview, with top returnees and thumbnail sketches.


Sept. 2

  Thomas Beck, a senior at
Roman, will be one of our student reporters this school year. Welcome aboard, Thomas!
  Rosters for O'Hara & Neum.-Goretti are now posted on the TEAM PAGES. (Carroll is still missing.) Next?
  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Bob Kaupp. Bob, who was the football coach at North Catholic (1989-91) after assisting stints at SJ Prep, Judge (alma mater; he also played at Penn) and Villanova, died yesterday. RIP, Bob.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here.
 
Frog's reports on all three of his weekend games are now posted.
  Schedule note: Roman at Downingtown East is now Saturday at 7 p.m.

Sept. 1
  All TEAM PAGES have been updated. Thanks to all helpers!! 
  Click here for John Knebels' report on Olney's win over KIPP DuBois.
  The Phillies posted a four-man no-hitter this afternoon vs. Atlanta!! Malvern product Phil Gosselin lined out to end it. 
  Congrats to Imhotep wideout Denniston "DJ" Moore, who tied the city record with four TD catches vs. Cardinal Mooney. His name can now be found on the city records page.
  Welcome to our newest advertiser, Nationwide insurance agent Brian McKendry. His office is in Newtown Square and he handles auto, home, life and business. The ad is on the left side. Click here for website. Thanks for your support, Brian!    
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here.
  Click here for Huck's City Top 10.

August 31
  Click here for an outrageous baseball story. Wow!
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here.
  In Chicago . . . SJ Prep beat Mt. Carmel, 28-27. Click here for a story from the Chicago Tribune
  Click
here for: Never Know Which Legends You'll See at Week One Football Games.
  Rosters for Dobbins, Future, Olney, Penn Charter, Mast. North, W. Catholic and Bartram are posted. Next?


August 30

  Click
here for pics of Ryan/McDevitt cheerleaders!!
  McDevitt beat Pope John Paul II, 33-14. Ted's report is posted. Pics
here.
  Ryan beat Judge, 21-20. Ted's report is posted. Pics
here
  West Catholic beat Haver. School, 24-19. Huck's report is posted. Cauls' pics
here.
  Delco Christian 18, Future 16: Frog's report is posted.

August 29
 
The first few weekends are beyond nuts. Please be patient. Thanks!
  La Salle beat North Penn, 29-7. Ted's report is posted. Pics
here.
  Roman beat Malvern, 38-27. Huck's report is posted.
  Del-Val 50, Kensington 6: Duck's report is posted.
  West Phila. beat Harriton, 19-14. Frog's report is posted.
  Boys' Latin beat Palumbo, 40-0. Frog's report is posted.
  Penn Charter beat Fels, 54-26. Ted's report is posted. Pics
here.
  Southern beat Lincoln, 14-12, in OT. Ace's DN ink to jr. RB-DE Casey Williams.
  Opening Day is finally here. Enjoy the games!
  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Jack Kraft.
Mr. Kraft, who's in the Big 5 Hall of Fame due to his coaching prowess at Villanova (he also guided Malvern in the '60 and '61 seasons), has died. RIP, Sir. Click here for Mike Kern's obit.
  Click here for Ace's feature on Roman sr. DB John Chaney, grandson of you know who.

August 28
 
***Randy Seidman has submitted final stats -- click here -- for every "Our Guy" who played college baseball this past spring. Wow! Thank you, Randy!***
  Catholic rosters still needed: Carroll, N-G, O'Hara.
  Public rosters still needed: Thousands (smile).
  Lots of rosters came pouring in today. Thanks to all contributors!
 
**Click here for Huck's preseason list of the Top 35 players in each Catholic League division  . . . and much more!!**
  Click
here for: Caught in the NFL Webb.
  Rosters for La Salle, Malvern, Southern, Central, Lincoln, Boys' Latin, McDevitt, Frankford, Roxborough, Lansdale, Roman, SCH Academy, Palumbo and Del-Val are now posted on the TEAM PAGES. Next?
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here.
  Click here for Ace's ink on Prep Charter coach David Hand (SJ Prep).

August 27
  REMINDER: Tonight is the premiere of SFBN Talks High School Sports on The Comcast Network at 6 p.m. Northeast High alum Ari Bluestein will be hosting a high school football preview show! And live tweeting at @The_SFBN.
  Rosters for Gratz, Haverford School, Episcopal and Prep Charter are now posted on the TEAM PAGES. Next?
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here.

  **Click here for Ted's list of the best "Our Guys" Big 5 baseball players since 1980.**
  Team-by-team schedules for all Pub/Cath/Int members are in today's Daily News (pages 50-51; crafted by Boop Vetrone).

August 26
 
Note from Ted: Check back tomorrow for my list of the best "Our Guys" baseball players (Public, Catholic, Inter-Ac) for Big 5 schools since 1980. Two full teams and three dozen HMs.
  Five
Imhotep products will be playing college football in games set for Thursday night: South Carolina (RB David Williams) vs. Texas A&M on SEC Network; Temple (TE Saledeem Major, OLs Aaron Ruff and Gordon Thomas) vs. Vanderbilt on SEC Network; and Arizona State (DB Deandre Scott) vs. Weber State on Pac-12 Network.
  Rosters for Judge, Bonner-Prendie, Wood, KIPP DuBois and Gtn. Academy
are now posted on the TEAM PAGES. Next?
 
Click here for the latest effort from Ted Taylor, who's now in his 39th year of writing hobby columns. Congrats!

August 25 
 
***The 2014 Pennsylvania Football News Resource Guide, which has 399 pages packed with schedules, photos, all-time lists/records, etc., is now available. Visit www.pafootballnews.com and click on the book's cover to reach the page with complete info on what's in the book, and how to order.***
  Ryan's roster is now posted on the TEAM PAGE. Next?
  SJ Prep's Student Broadcasting Club (WSJP) is preparing for its first broadcast this Sunday from Chicago as the football team plays Mount Carmel. To listen to all action, live, starting at 1 p.m. (EDT), click here.
  Click here for John Knebels' look, via www.catholicphilly.com, at the Taney Dragons. The focus is on Tai Shanahan, whose dad, Pat, is a notable basketball ref and former Neumann player.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here.

  Click here for Ace's story on Nebraska sr. LB Zaire "Bam" Anderson (Frankford)
and here for thumbnails on other "Our Guys" noisemakers.

August 24
  ***The wonderful
Taney Dragons were welcomed home today. Click here for pics. And here for a good view of Mo'ne Davis.***
 
Click here for Armand Vanore's preseason report (via www.easternpafootball.com) for Districts 12 and 1.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here.

August 23
  Please send rosters to tedtee307@yahoo.com. Thanks!

August 22
 
SJ Prep's roster is now posted on the TEAM PAGE. Next?
  Click
here for: Hip, Hip, Kornegay!!
  Click here for cool news from La Salle.
  Click
here for: No Cap on Class.
  Click
here for: Effort to the Max.
  Scrimmage: Frankford beat O'Hara, 4-3. Pics
here.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here.
  Click here for Ace's preseason combo story on La Salle & W. Catholic.
  Penn State hoops star D.J. Newbill (Strawberry Mansion) had a very interesting summer. Click here for Jake Kaplan's DN story. 
  ***Congrats to the Taney Dragons on a great ride!!*** 

August 21
  The following players have joined the basketball program at Bryn Athyn College, per assistant Dan Regan: Damontay Fowler-Thomas and Che Perry, Franklin LC; Malik Smith, Bartram; Devante Laws and Jarelle Pinckney, Dobbins; Luis Martinez, Sankofa; Jihaad Fluellen, Robeson; Jon O'Connor, Judge; Jalen Roberson-Cosby, West Catholic.
  Click
here for: Only in the Pub, Catholic League version.
  Scrimmage: Roman beat Northeast, 4-1. Pics
here.
  Congrats to Gratz all-timer/NBAer Aaron McKie
, who's now an assistant his alma mater, Temple!! Click here for Dick Jerardi's story.
  **Click here for Ted's list of the best "Our Guys" football players for Penn, Temple and Villanova since 1970.**
  Click here for Ace's preseason combo story on Imhotep & Northeast.
  A film by ex-Villanova basketball player
Tony Chennault (N-G) is about to be released. Click here for Dick Jerardi's story.

August 20
  Liberty and Independence are now the official names of the Pub's Class AAAA divisions. Click here to see the breakdown.
  Recent
Lincoln grad Raymond Fred will play college basketball at Johnson College, a JC in Scranton.
  Note from Ted: Check back tomorrow for my list of the best "Our Guys" football players (Public, Catholic, Inter-Ac) for Penn, Temple and Villanova since 1970. One full team and 30 HMs.
  Today's Daily News is all Taneyed up! And here is a story from Yahoo!
  Thanks to Mike McLaughlin and Lamp & Shade Outlet (8601 Torresdale Ave.; 215-331-7277; www.lampandshadeoutlet.com), for continuing to support this website! The ads can be found on 10 football TEAM PAGES.
  Conwell-Egan's roster is now posted on the TEAM PAGE. Next?
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here.

August 19
  The football teams from
Bonner-Prendie and neighboring Upper Darby took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, with a twist . . . Click here
  So . . . . Which school will be the first to provide its football roster? Please send to
tedtee307@yahoo.com. Thanks!
  Northeast sr. DE Gladimir Paul will play college football at Virginia. Click here for Ace's DN ink.
  O'Hara's football coaches took the Ice Bucket Challenge. Click here for the video, and
here for a thawing-out pic.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here.
  Haverford School sr. INF Kevin McGowan will play college baseball at La Salle.

August 18
  Cauls and wife Katie took the you-know-what challenge. Click
here.
  O'Hara lineman Jack Horan is a major player in LeSean McCoy's "Fight ALS by the Yard" campaign. Click
here
for a video, which includes info on how you can join the fight. Thank you.
  **Click here for Ted's "Our Guys" All-Big 5 Basketball Teams (1956-2014).**

August 17
 
John "Blade" McCauley, a Bonner-Prendie baseball assistant and Cauls' dad, has taken the Ice Bucket Challenge. Click here.
  Roman sr. OL Gavin Wiggins will play college football at Youngstown.
  Note from Ted: Check back tomorrow morning for my list of the best "Our Guys" basketball players (Public, Catholic, Inter-Ac) in Big 5 history (1956-2014). Eight assorted lists, in all.

August 16
  Click
here for: Um, Don't Let Me Get in Your Way, Guys . . .
  Click
here for: Never Know What You Might See on Your Car's Side Window When You're Getting Ready to Leave for a Football Scrimmage.
  Click
here for pics of West Catholic's new Maguire Field (off 43rd & Powelton; part of Drexel's athletic complex).
  Scrimmage: West Catholic beat Bonner-Prendie, 20-0. Ted's pics
here (set starts with JV portion). Cauls' pics here
(ditto).

August 15
  A
CL football coach (those colors are a big hint -- ha ha) has taken the Ice Bucket Challenge. Click here!
  Constitution G-F Ahmad Gilbert will play college basketball at George Mason.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here.

August 14
  Wood sr. DE Christian Lohin will play college football at Delaware.
  Click
here for: Some Jockeys Are Stand-Up Guys.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit . . . click here.
  When it comes to giving back, Central lineman Rob Luckain-Rowl is trying to become the next Jon Dorenbus. Click here for Ace's story.

August 13
  Look to the right >>>>> for information on
Whiz Kids Baseball's
summer 2015 tryouts. Thanks to Bill Angeloni and WKB for again being one of our advertisers!!
  **Click here for Philly's Top 10 Late-Blooming Pros.**
  Taney Dragons pitcher Mo'Ne Davis, who attends
Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, is taking the country by storm. Click here for Jenice Armstrong's DN story, and here for a story by the DN's Tyler Tynes that features reactions from assorted high school coaches. 
  Click here for Tyler Tynes' DN story on Villanova hoops frosh Phil Booth Jr. His dad, Phil Sr., starred at Northeast ('85)
and Coppin State. Click here for Ted's story on Dad from 1985.

August 12
 
Note from Ted: Are you a lesser light on your team? Do you still have dreams of reaching the pros? Even starring? Not impossible! Check back tomorrow morning for some inspiration. 
 
Northeast product Shahir Gates (pitching/hitting) earned tourney MVP honors for the Philly Area Black Sox, which last weekend, at Virginia State University, won the 19U national championship in the Metropolitan Junior Baseball League Inner City Classic. PABS, coached by Paul K. Johnson, went 7-0 in the tourney with wins over teams from Virginia, Maryland, Michigan, Florida (twice), North Carolina and Connecticut.   
  **Check out the lower right corner on the back page of today's Daily News. That kid is Tai Shanahan, of the now-famous Taney Dragons. His dad, Pat, is a prominent hoops ref. His brother, Liam, is a hoops/baseball
star at Masterman.**
  Penn State DE Deion Barnes (Northeast) is looking nowhere but forward. Click here for Jake Kaplan's DN story.
  Guard Jesse Morgan (Olney) is featured here in Dick Jerardi's DN story about Temple's hoops transfiguration.

August 11
 
Roman sr. F TreVaughn Wilkerson will play college basketball at Hartford. (The coach is O'Hara product John Gallagher and one of his assistants is former Chestnut Hill coach Bill Dooley. Behind the scenes, legendary Roman statman Thomas "Hockey Puck" McKenna kept twisting their arms -- ha ha).
  Malvern sr. LB Trevor Morris will play college football at Rutgers.
  Merry Late-Summer Christmas!! Look under the tree. There's a football season!! Practice starts today. Have fun, everyone!!

August 10
 
Special Note: The Brothers Forever Football Classic, matching La Salle vs. DeMatha (Hyattsville, Md.), will be played Friday, Sept. 12, 7 p.m., at Plymouth-Whitemarsh High, and will be televised on Comcast. Foundations honoring deceased former players for both schools -- Travis Manion (La Salle) and Brendan Looney (DeMatha); they were roommates/best friends at Navy before losing their lives in Iraq (2007) and Afghanistan (2010), respectively -- will be recognized in a halftime ceremony. Tom Manion, who has written a book about the special bond between his son and Brendan, will be on hand.   
  Click
here for a pic of something special in Sea Isle City, N.J.

August 8
  SJ Prep sr. DB John Reid will play college football at Penn State.
  Northeast product Guy Rodgers ('53) tonight will be inducted (posthumously) into the Basketball Hall of Fame!! Click here for Dick Jerardi's DN story.

August 7
  Imhotep sr. F Devin Liggeons will play college basketball at Wagner.

August 6
  King sr. L Dawayne Young will play college football at Temple.
  Click here for a new website - Dick Allen Belongs in the Hall of Fame
- that has been created by publicist Joe Ferry, a former pitcher at West Catholic High ('72). All kinds of great info!

August 5
  Great news! Pat Manzi, McDevitt's football coach/AD, has been released from the hospital. As Pat continues with his recovery, Karl Stout will be the Lancers' interim coach.
  Click here for Ace's obit on Gene Ferraiolo (see August 3).

August 4
  Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . Click here for a CL/Hawk Hill item.
  Conwell-Egan all-timer Steve Slaton is now playing pro football in Canada. Click here for a story about a recent game.
  A vigil was held last night in Nicetown to honor former Dobbins basketball starter Terrance "Bird" Cox ('06). Click here for Jason Nark's Daily News story.
  Thanks to Tom Mahon and his High & Inside column, our recent list of Philly's top all-time pros is in today's Daily News. Click here.

August 3
  SJ Prep sr. WG Chris Clover will play college basketball at Saint Joseph's. Click here for Ace's story. Click
here for a pic.
  Wood jr. P-OF Joe Lancellotti will play college baseball at the University of North Carolina.
  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Gene Ferraiolo. Gene, a baseball assistant at Bonner-Prendie, passed away last night. RIP, Gene.

August 1
  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Terrance "Bird" Cox. Terrance, a basketball starter for Dobbins in '06, passed  last night of injuries suffered in a shooting in Nicetown. RIP, Terrance.
 
Neumann-Goretti sr. G Lamarr "Fresh" Kimble will play college basketball at Saint Joseph's. Click here for Ace's story.
  Click here for Joseph Myers' story in the South Philly Review about last week's Dick Allen rally/press conference.

July 31
  Recent Constitution grad Raheem Liggins will play college basketball at Mercyhurst JC in North East, Pa.

July 30
  Lycoming sr. OL Casey Strus (O'Hara) has earned preseason D-III All-American honors. Click here. And click here for an overall list that shows all "Our Guys" joining Lycoming's program.
  SJ Prep sr. RB Olamide Zaccheaus will play college football at Virginia.
  Good news! Pat Manzi, McDevitt's long-time football coach/AD, is said to be doing much better. Please keep him in your prayers. 
 
*The Philadelphia Association of Black Sports and Culture will hold its eighth annual Legends Banquet Sunday, Sept. 28, 2 to 6 p.m., at 511 W. Oak Lane, Glenolden, Pa., 19036. Among the honorees: basketball legends Ray Scott (West Philly High, NBA player/coach) and Vince Miller (Overbrook High, 76ers scout, Frankford High coach; posthumously) and long-time sports writer Donald Hunt (Phila. Tribune). Congrats to all!! For more info/tickets, contact Bernie Chavis at 215-858-8447 or Bill Baggett at 215-696-9313.
  Congrats to Bonner grad Ed Stefanski ('72)
, who's now the Memphis Grizzlies' executive VP of player personnel.
 
***Click here for our list of the best-ever, Philly-product pros, compiled with great help from 22 other contributors (thanks, guys!). The 15 candidates have been separated into two lists: Great Eight and Still-Special Seven. The winner is . . . big hint, which you don't need (smile): Orange and black are his old school's colors. He was No. 1 on every ballot!!***

July 29
  Randy Seidman hit the baseball trail tonight to catch what turned out to be the title game in the Lower Bucks County Senior Babe Ruth League. Liberty Bell topped Tri-County, 4-2. Click here for Randy's report.
  Please say a prayer for McDevitt football coach/AD Pat Manzi, who is in critical but stable condition following gallbladder surgery.
  Thanks to Penn Charter's John Burkhart, the list of Inter-Ac baseball champs now goes back to the league's first season in 1888.
  Yo, heads up! The NFL Network is preparing to highlight
SJ Prep. Click here for Tyler Tynes' DN story.

July 28
  **Note from Ted: Last week, I picked all-time teams of Philly guys for
the NFL/AFL, NBA/ABA and MLB. Now, with the help of 20-plus other people (writers, coaches, officials, a former NBA star, etc.), an overall team is being selected. I plan to post that on Wednesday. Each voter has been asked to rank 15 nominees -- seven football, five basketball, three baseball.** 
  Bonner-Prendie sr. SS Richie Tecco will play college baseball at Rider.
  Click here for . . . Before He Became a Star Boxer (story/nugget on Ben Franklin's Bryant Jennings from his high school days). Jake Kaplan's story on Jennings' Saturday night win over Mike Perez, clinching a title shot, is in today's Daily News (and here).

July 27
  Congrats to Malvern product Phil Gosselin (INF), who has been recalled by the Atlanta Braves from AAA Gwinnett!

July 26
  Former Franklin football star Bryant Jennings
tonight raised his record to 19-0 with a split-decision heavyweight win over Mike Perez!! Huck watched it on HBO and scored it 115-112 for Jennings. One of the judges had it that way also. Huck rules!!
  Click here for Tyler Tynes' DN story on yesterday's Dick Allen press conference/rally (see July 21 entry).

July 25
  Four Del-Val College football players have earned preseason D-III All-American honors and four are Our Guys! - - -
QB Aaron Wilmer (Washington), WR Rasheed Bailey (Roxborough), LB Ken Kenner-English (Roman) and OL Josh Wallace (Northeast). Click here.
  Click
here for pics from the Dick Allen press conference/rally. See July 21 entry. Congrats to website legend Mark "Frog" Carfagno and publicist Joe Ferry for their work in putting together a wonderful event!

July 23
 
***Click here for Ted's all-time MLB team of Philly guys (Public, Catholic and Inter-Ac).***
  West Virginia 2B Billy Fleming (Council Rock South) has signed with the Yankees. His dad, Bill, QBd
Frankford to the '84 Pub football crown and earned all-league honors as a first baseman. Click here.

uly 22
  ***Click here for Ted's all-time NBA/ABA team of Philly guys (Public, Catholic and Inter-Ac).***
  Wood grad Colin Thompson has finalized plans to transfer to Temple.
  Beginning in late August, Sports Fan Base Network and Ari Bluestein, roughly every other week, will present a show about area high school sports on The Comcast Network.

July 21
  A press conference/rally in support of the campaign to help ex-Phillies slugger Dick Allen gain entrance to the Hall of Fame will be held Friday, 3 p.m., at Ashburn Field, in South Philly (in the back part of FDR Park, across Broad Street from the Wells Fargo Center). Website legend Mark "Frog" Carfagno will be prominent in the presentation of facts, figures, testimonials. Dick Allen Jr. and Rich Ashburn Jr. will also be on hand, as will a movie producer who's putting together a documentary about Allen. All are welcome! No admission charge. For more info, check out a Facebook page called . . . Dick Allen Belongs in the Hall of Fame.  
  ***Click here for Ted's all-time NFL/AFL team of Philly guys (Public, Catholic and Inter-Ac).***

July 20
  Penn Charter sr. 1B-OF Dillon Malandro will play college baseball at Connecticut.
  In 1995, former Judge star Chris Gies would have been the Phillies' Opening Night starter. Now, at age 45, he's still taking the mound. Click here for Ed Morrone's story in the Northeast Times.  
  O'Hara jr. T Ted Field, a transfer from Garnet Valley, will play college football at Rutgers.

July 19
 
Kennedy-Kenrick product Christian "Ya-Ya" Walker has been promoted to AAA Norfolk in the Orioles' system.

July 18
  Click here for Randy Seidman's annual list of homers struck by Our Guys in college baseball.
 
Neumann-Goretti sr. LH Pat Doudican will play college baseball at the College of Charleston.

July 17
  **Click here for a list of Public, Catholic and Inter-Ac basketball products who've earned AP All-America honors.**
 
Click here for the latest effort from Ted Taylor, who's now in his 39th year of writing hobby columns. Congrats!
  Click here for Big Willie McGonigle's tribute to coach Danny Algeo and O'Hara's 2004 championship season.
  Fels product Dionte Christmas is still hard at work trying to become an NBA fixture. He's profiled here in the second part of Bob Cooney's DN story from Las Vegas.
  Former Franklin FB star Bryant Jennings is preparing for the biggest fight of his boxing career. Click here for Jake Kaplan's DN story.

July 15
  ***Click here for a list of Public, Catholic and Inter-Ac players drafted by NFL teams going back to 1974.***
  Click
here for Voorhees Vortex . . . strong winds (maybe a tornado?) swept through part of Voorhees, NJ, and caused some damage.
  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Louis Herman "Red" Klotz. Mr. Klotz, 93, starred in hoops at Southern and Villanova, played in the BAA (NBA forerunner), and later served as the longtime coach of the Harlem Globetrotters' forever foe, the Washington Generals. Click here for Jack Morrison's DN obit. RIP, sir.
  Carroll sr. F Derrick Jones is creating a national hoops buzz. Click here for Tyler Tynes' DN story.
  La Salle product Sean Burke, a fullback at Boston College, now owns a scholarship after proving himself as a walk-on. Click here for Tyler Tynes' DN story.

July 14
  Gtn. Academy product Sean Coyle
, now a Red Sox farmhand (2B in AA), played yesterday in the All-Star Futures Game.

July 13
  ***Click here for a list of Public, Catholic and Inter-Ac players drafted by NBA teams going back to 1947.***

July 12
  Small world: Daily News statman (and website legend) Mark "Frog" Carfagno is participating in softball playoffs. The scorekeeper for the opposition? DN statman Big Steve Reid.

July 11
  Northwestern sr. DB Ibraheim Campbell (Chestnut Hill Academy) has earned a spot on the preseason Jim Thorpe watch list, and he represented his school at the Big Ten's media day.
  Click here for John Knebels' wonderful story, via CatholicPhilly.com, on Danny Algeo.
  Assistant Paul Strus has been appointed O'Hara's interim football coach for the 2014 season.
  As part of the DN's series on pioneering African-American athletes, Ace profiles Penn Charter's Roger Gordon (Class of '69) here and Chestnut Hill Academy's Gerald Howard (Class of '92) here.

July 10
  Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . Click here (Take a guess. When was the last time the Sixers drafted one of Our Guys?)
  Don't forget. The tryout for Whiz Kids Baseball's fall program is tonight. Check the info to the right >>>>> Thanks. 
  Click here for Andrew Albert's DN story on Overbrook all-timer Jackie Moore ('50), the first African-American to play hoops for La Salle Univ.

July 9
  Click here for a Danny Algeo Tribute Page. We welcome your thoughts. Please send to
tedtee307@yahoo.com. Thanks.
  Almost 10 years ago, former Penn State football star
Imani Bell (Dougherty), now a heavyweight boxer (then working as a bouncer), was shot during an incident that left another man dead. The shooter is now showing remorse. Is he sincere? Click here for Ronnie Polaneczky's DN column. 

July 8
  Click here for info on the Reebok Breakout, set for today through Friday at Philadelphia University.

July 7
  After contributing to Vanderbilt's CWS crown, Gtn. Academy product Chris Harvey, a catcher, has signed as a free agent with the Pirates. He's currently with Bristol in the Appalachian League. (RHP Joe Harvey, from Kennedy-Kenrick and Pitt, is playing his first pro season this summer, in the Yankees' system. Chris is his cousin.)    
  One La Salle to another . . . After a redshirt season, PG Amar Stukes is preparing to make a splash. Click here for Tyler Tynes' DN story.

July 5
  Click here for info on Philadelphia Amateur Baseball, a league with players such as Randy Seidman's sons, Eric and Corey, and roughly 10 other former Pub guys.
  Click here for Ace's obit on Danny Algeo.

July 4
  Services for Craig White (see July 2): Tuesday, viewing, 9 to 11 a.m., funeral service to follow. Mitchum-Wilson Funeral Home, 1410 S. 20th Street (20th and Reed), Phila., PA, 19146.
  Central Connecticut State sr. Rob Hollomon (West Catholic) has earned preseason All-America honors at the MP position. Click here.
  Phila. Electrical F James Suber will play his college hoops at Niagara.
 
Happy 4th of July!!

July 3
  A prayer service for Danny Algeo will be held tonight, 7 o'clock, at O'Hara's football field . . . Funeral arrangements: A viewing will be held Tuesday, 6 to 9 p.m., at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, 51 Lansdale Ave., Lansdale, PA, 19446. A viewing will also be held Wednesday morning, 9 to 11 a.m., same site, with the funeral Mass to follow.
  Click here for a Danny Algeo Tribute Page. We welcome your thoughts. Please send to
tedtee307@yahoo.com. Thanks.
  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Danny Algeo. Danny, the football coach at O'Hara (his dad, Jim, was Lansdale Catholic's longtime coach), died early this morning after suffering a heart attack earlier this week. RIP, Dan. Click
here for a pic from last season. 
  Congrats to former New York Giants fullback Charles Way (Northeast '90), who has just landed an interesting job with the NFL! Click here for a press release that explains Charles' new duties and here for a story from his high school days.

July 2
  Roman sr. WG-SF Gemil Holbrook has committed to play his college basketball at Rider.
  Imhotep sr. WR Denniston "DJ" Moore has committed to play his college football at Maryland. 
  Click here for a question-answer session, from Malvern's blog, with football coach Aaron Brady. And
here for pics of Brady and player Hayden Mahoney (see June 27), who are bound for Kuwait.
  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Craig White. Craig, a basketball star at Germantown Academy ('88) and Lafayette, has passed away. RIP, Craig.

June 30
  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Fran Hamilton. Fran, a basketball assistant at Constitution, and a Frankford grad, died suddenly over the weekend. Click
here for a pic. RIP, Fran.
  ***Good luck to Kevin Silary, Ted's son, who today begins working (as a carving assistant) for Ursula von Rydingsvard, a world renowned sculptor in Brooklyn. Click here for her Wikipedia bio.*** 
  Notre Dame Fighting Alumni, featuring Ryan Ayers (Gtn. Academy) and Rob Kurz (Penn Charter), yesterday topped Team Barstool (GA's Matt Walsh), 72-68, to win the $500,000 prize in The Basketball Tournament. Point totals: Ayers (15), Kurz (11); Walsh (12). Click here for a story. 

June 29
 
***Click here
for "Our Guys" in the minor leagues.***
  Click
here for: Next Stop, Second Floor . . .

June 28
 
Frankford seeks a Thanksgiving game. Contact athletic director Ben Dubin at bdubin@philasd.org.
  In the final of the Gregory Hennigar Memorial Tournament, Judge beat West Catholic, 18-14. Zach Carroll hit Quadir Gibson for the winning TD with 0:36 left and Raheem Blackshear followed with an interception. Pics of the final
here. Large pic here of the winning Crusaders. Pics from earlier rounds here.
Click here for instructions on how to copy the pics.
  Congrats to N-G product Josh Ockimey, who yesterday lashed his first pro hit, a triple, for the Red Sox' squad in the Gulf Coast League! Track his progress here.
  The Gregory Hennigar Memorial Tournament (7-on-7 touch football, now a high school event) takes place today, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Judge.
3A/4A division: Judge, Lincoln, Penn Charter and Bonner-Prendie. 1A/2A division: West Catholic, Del-Val, Carroll and Bristol. Check back tonight for pics.


June 27
  ***Attention: baseball players in the Class of 2016 . . . Information about Whiz Kids Baseball's fall ball tryouts can be found in the ad to the right.***
  Aaron Brady, Malvern's new football coach, is guiding USA's Under-19 Team, which next week will travel to Kuwait to compete in the world championships. Malvern L Hayden Mahoney
is one of the players. Click here for a commercial.

June 26
  For the third time in five years, one of "Our Guys" helped his team win the College World Series. Junior C/DH Chris Harvey (Germantown Academy) had one RBI apiece in Game One and Two for Vanderbilt, which triumphed by beating Virginia, 3-2, in Game Three. Christian "Ya-Ya" Walker (Kennedy-Kenrick) was a star for South Carolina's '10 and '11 CWS champs.
  Congrats to Episcopal product Matt Sheehan ('07), who has been named player development director and assistant strength and conditioning coach for men's/women's basketball at La Salle University!
Click here for a DN story about Matt from his walk-on days there.
 
June 25
  Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click
here. (Jimmy on the plate)
  Congrats to Episcopal all-timer Eugene Burroughs ('90), who has joined the Sixers as an assistant coach!
  Click here for Dick Jerardi's DN story on former FLC star Mike Green ('03)
, who is giving back to his childhood neighborhood through hoops.

June 22
  After a redshirt year and a walk-on year, Boston College fullback
Sean Burke (La Salle; star linebacker there) has earned a full scholarship!
  La Salle seeks a head JV coach for the upcoming football season. Call coach Drew Gordon at 267-718-4810.
  Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click
here. (Failing to win the league title is not necessarily the end of the world)

June 21
  Click
here for more Jerrell Wright pics (see 6/14). Sorry for the delay.
  Wood rising sr. RB Jarrett McClenton will play college FB at 'Nova.
  Click
here for the celebration pics from La Salle's state-title victory, as snapped by team mom Dianne Herron. Thank you!
 
June 20
  In the Carp Cup
final, Jersey Shore blanked Burlington County, 2-0.
  The All-City honorees have been added to the master lists.
  The multisport All-City list has been updated here. New info for Jimmy Herron and Jawan McAllister; new appearance by Ryan Coonahan.
  The Malandros have been added to the All-City father/son list here.
  The list of first team All-City brothers has been updated. Click here.
  The names of first teamers can now be found here on the all-time list.
 
***Ace's first Daily News All-City Baseball Team is in today's paper. Click here for story, here for teams and congrats to the honorees, Player of the Year Josh Ockimey (N-G) and Pitcher of the Year Dom Cuoci (La Salle).***

June 19
  In the 2014 USA Special Olympics, the team from Pennsylvania (fueled by students from
George Washington) took silver in unified soccer. Click here for three pics.
  Click here for an article from StateCollege.com, by Jay Paterno, which was written in anticipation of the upcoming Gregory Hennigar Memorial Tournament (7-on-7 touch football, now a high school event). Click here if you're able to contribute and here for the calendar item, with details.  
  Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click
here. (Joe Parisi's accomplishments)
 
***Best wishes going forward to Joe Parisi, who has retired after 28 seasons as La Salle's baseball coach. Click here for Aaron "Ace" Carter's DN story.***

June 18
  Best wishes going forward to Ed Enoch, who has stepped down as Lansdale Catholic's hoops coach to take the same job at Hat.-Horsham.
 
Click here for the latest effort from Ted Taylor, who's now in his 39th year of writing hobby columns. Congrats!
  Click here for Tyler Tynes' DN ink on Zach Kurtz (see June 17).

June 17
  In this afternoon's Carp Cup quarterfinal involving Inter-Ac/Indy, Penn Charter's Zach Kurtz homered twice! Kurtz, who's planning to do a post-grad year in 2014-15, is the third city-leagues player in the tourney's 29 years to go yard twice in the same game (or same year, for that matter), joining Stan Orzechowski (North Catholic) in '04 and Mark Donato (Neumann-Goretti) in '09. I-A/Indy fell to Delco, 11-8. Boxscore can now be found on this page.
  ***Today we have welcomed visitor No. 13,000,000. Thanks, everyone! And special appreciation to all contributors/advertisers!!***

June 16
  The boxscore for Inter-Ac/Indy's Carp Cup game with Delaware South (played today, 14-1 win) can now be found on this page. Click here for intern Tyler Tynes' DN ink on Penn Charter sr. 2B Demetrius "Meech" Isaac.
  Roman rising sr. L Manny Taylor will play college football at Rutgers.
  Click
here for pics by La Salle parent Jim Dougherty from the AAAA state final.

June 15
 
Summer project, to begin next week: Each school's most noteworthy individual performances in postseason wins in football, basketball and baseball. (League and City Title games only.) Get ready for a wild ride! 
  The boxscore for the Public League's Carp Cup game with Delaware County (played today) can now be found on this page.
  The boxscore for the Catholic League's Carp Cup game with Tri/Cape (played yesterday) can now be found on this page.
  Click here for Kevin Cooney's memories of his father.

June 14
  Click
here for: The Wright Stuff (No Dobbins basketball player will again wear No. 22) . . . Click here
for large version.

June 13
  **Click
here for La Salle's Tribute Page.**
 
La Salle's postseason stats have been finalized (June 12 Tedbit)
  In the Class AAAA state final . . .
  La Salle beat Conestoga, 4-2, in eight innings, to claim its second title in three years. Brian Buckley broke a 2-2 tie with a two-run single and John Scheffey's 1-2-3 bottom half saved Dominic Cuoci's win.
Ted's report (via the Internet) is posted. Ace's DN ink to Buckley/Cuoci. Pics by La Salle parent Jim Dougherty are here. Others' pics to come, perhaps.
 
N-G 1B Josh Ockimey, recently selected in the fifth round, is now part of the Boston Red Sox organization. Go get 'em, Ock!
  Carp Cup update: today's games involving Pub and Inter-Ac/Indy have been postponed. New info -- Pub: Sunday at 4. I-A/I, Monday at 12:30. Click here for updated schedule.
  Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click
here. (Starters for multiple state champs; all basketball guys so far)
  Click here for Ace's feature on La Salle sr. 2B Brad Schneider.

June 12
  Click
here for: Gym Dandy Coming Soon at Bonner-Prendie.
  Carp Cup update: today's game involving the CL has been postponed. Will now be played Saturday at 4 p.m.
  Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click
here
. (La Salle's postseason stats)

June 11
 
Click here for Randy Seidman's look at the College World Series, and his local-guys draft recap.
  Corey Seidman, Randy's son, is making a media-oric rise. Click here for Ed Morrone's story from the Northeast Times.
  ***Click here for great pics of La Salle's semifinal win by baseball parents Dianne Herron
here and Jim Dougherty here.***
  Click here for practice pics from La Salle. Click
here and here for pics of possible starting lineups for Friday's AAAA state final vs. Conestoga. Click here for a pic of coach Joe Parisi and his assistants.
  Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click
here. (N-G's final postseason stats)

June 10
   Click here for all three "Our Guys" rosters for the Carpenter Cup. Thanks to Cath assistant Joe DeBarberie, Inter-Ac/Indy coach David Miller and Pub coach Juan Namnun for their help, in addition to the Phillies' Jon Joaquin.
  Click
here for: Fitting the Bill . . .
  Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click
here. (Two-hitter time again)
  The Tedbits for June 4 and June 6 have been updated.

June 9
  In PIAA state semifinals . . .
  AA: In gut-wrenching fashion, Neumann-Goretti fell to Loyalsock, 4-3. Ted's report is posted. Pics
here.
  AAAA: La Salle beat Spring-Ford, 3-0, as sr. RH Dominic Cuoci spun a two-hitter. He'll receive Ace's DN ink.
  Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click
here. (A list of all draftees directly out of Public/Catholic/Inter-Ac schools, 1965-2014)
  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Jay Connaghan, who died Saturday. Jay was a basketball starter at McDevitt ('78), then at Villanova was part of an intramural team that won a national championship. Also, in '96, he was part of a squad that won a national crown for barbecuing. The Philly Pigs were the only team (of almost 50) not from the South. RIP, Jay.
  Click here for Ace's feature on La Salle sr. C Nick Dermo.

June 8
  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Kevin Cooney Sr. Mr. Cooney, a Frankford grad and former Philadelphia policeman, died today after a courageous battle against cancer. His son, Kevin, is a sports writer for the Bucks County Courier Times and formerly wrote for this website. RIP, Sir.
  Interesting updates have been made to the June 5 and May 6 Tedbits.
  Malvern rising sr. QB Alex Hornibrook has committed to Pitt.
  Click here for the Catholic League's Carpenter Cup roster. (Rosters
for Inter-Ac/Indy and Public have not been provided. Please send to tedtee307@yahoo.com. Thanks!)
  Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click
here
. (Pub/Cath/Int African-Amer. picks)

June 7
  Congrats to Gtn. Academy grad Keenan Kish, now a RHP at Florida. He was drafted by the Reds in the 34th round.

 
Congrats to Kennedy-Kenrick grad Joe Harvey, now a RHP at Pitt. He was drafted by the Yankees in the 19th round.
 
Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click
here. (Draftees in top five rounds)
  Click here for Ace's short story on Bosox draftee Josh Ockimey (N-G)
.

June 6
  Congrats to
Wood product Brian O'Grady, now a first baseman at Rutgers. He was drafted by Cincinnati in the eighth round.
 
***Click here for the semifinal schedule for PIAA playoffs***
  West Philly today held a wonderful ceremony to honor its 1977 national basketball champs (30-0), coached by Joe Goldenberg ('55), and retire the numbers of the starters -- Gene Banks (20), Clarence "Eggy" Tillman (25), Darryl "City Lights" Warwick (11), Joe Garrett (30) and Mike Nichols (21). Click
here for pics. And here for the Fab Five. And here for another view of the overall set (with captions). And here for Coach G and all players in attendance.
 
Congrats to Neumann-Goretti sr. 1B Josh Ockimey, who was drafted in the fifth round by the Red Sox!! The scout mostly responsible for selling the Bosox on "Ock" was Chris Calciano, a former star at Lamberton.
 
Click here for: Take That, Home Plate!!
  Click
here for: On the Ball and the Ball's "On" Him.
  Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click
here. (N-G "breaks" MLB record!!)
  Click here for Randy's Junior College Wrap-Up and Division I Recap.
  ****Corey Seidman, Randy's son, co-hosts Phillies Today. Click here
for a recent episode. One of his guests was dad, and he talked about local guys in connection with the draft.****

June 5
  In PIAA state quarterfinals . . .
  AAAA: La Salle beat Hazleton, 3-1, as sr. LH John Scheffey went the distance in a game that ended in VERY unusual fashion. Ted's report is posted. Pics
here.
  AA: Neumann-Goretti beat Bloomsburg, 1-0, and soph RH Ethan "E" Pritchett earned Ace's DN ink by twirling a two-hitter with nine whiffs. Ted's report is posted. Pics
here.
  Schedule note: Start times for today's state-playoff doubleheader involving CL teams have been pushed back -- N-G at 4:30, La Salle at 7.
  Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click
here
. (Top-shelf long relief by CL guys)
  Randy attended last night's coaches' All-Pub banquet. Click here for
his report, with a special focus on guest speaker Bob Peffle, former star/coach at Frankford.
  Click here for Ace's feature on N-G jr. RF Bay To.
  Click here for a story from the Chestnut Hil