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Aug. 31
  Click
here for a short breakdown on the Inter-Ac's FIRST football season (1887).
 
*Click here for West Catholic's individual football scoring, 1940-2016 . . . and please help to fill in holes, if possible. Thanks!*

 
Ted Taylor is now in his **42nd year** of writing hobby columns. Click here for his latest offering. Thanks, Ted!
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

Aug. 30
  The Catholic League's basketball championship games will again be played at the Palestra in 2018. Click here.
  Click here for a great article on Pitt C Jimmy Morrissey (
La Salle; recently promoted from walk-on to scholarship player).
 
Roster for Episcopal is now on the TEAM PAGE. Thanks! Next?
 
SJ Prep's Friday night game vs. Tampa Jesuit will be played in Tampa, not Orlando. You'll be able to listen here.
  Click here for Huck's weekly Catholic League football notes.
 
Tiiiiime for a football Tedbit. Click here. (While starring for Wood in 1977, Lansdale Catholic coach Tom Kirk had quite the interesting season)
  Click here for Mike Kern's story on Wisconsin QB Alex Hornibrook (
Malvern) and Notre Dame OL Mike McGlinchey (Penn Charter).

  Click here for Ace's City Player of the Week.
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

Aug. 29
  Congrats to alumnus and recent assistant Mike Metzger, who is
Judge's new baseball coach.
 
This afternoon, Bill White (at 2:30) and Mark "Frog' Carfagno (at 2:45) will discuss the Dick Allen HOF campaign on this station
 
Tiiiiime for a football Tedbit. Click here. (Early exploits of Marvin Sr. and Marvin Jr.)
  Missing basketball? Click here for radio broadcasts of the 2017 girls and boys CL finals.
  Click here for Huck's City Top 10.
  Click here for The Wife's Song of the Day. (The Husband does not endorse some of her choices -- ha ha.)

Aug. 28
 
Click here for Week 1's top performances by rushers, passers and receivers, as compiled by Huck.
 
Sports Fan Base Network has announced its broadcast schedule for the 2017 football season. Click here.
 
Roster for Bonner-Prendie is now on the TEAM PAGE. Thanks! Next?
 
Tiiiiime for a football Tedbit. Click here. (McDevitt's 495-yard outburst vs. Lincoln was fueled by youth)
  Click
here for: You Never Can Have Enough William Gallaghers.

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

Aug. 27
  All
TEAM PAGES have been updated. Thanks to all helpers! But especially Huck, who watched films of many games. (Bonner's page is sketchy; roster not yet provided.) . . . Note: La Salle's page has been adjusted, thanks to Huck's film-watching adventure.
  Click here for Matt "Cauls" McCauley's pics on last night's West Catholic-Pottsgrove game.
  Click here for Ace's update on
Jarrod Stukes (see 8/15).
  Congrats to
Judge product Charlie Jarvis ('65), who is entering Army's Hall of Fame for his football/lacrosse exploits. Click here.
 
Tiiiiime for a football Tedbit. Click here. (West Catholic suffers an uncommon shutout and . . . )

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

Aug. 26
  Click here for records and PF/PA through Week One.
  Seven
TEAM PAGES have been updated.
  The Week Two Master Schedule is here
.
 
Today's final scores are here.
  Congrats to Anthony Valucci, formerly the baseball boss at Roman. He's now the coach at
SJ Prep. Click here for a release from Bill Avington.
  Click here for a report by Bill Wasylenko, The Wyzard of Wyndmoor, on La Salle's 41-28 Friday night win over North Penn.
 
Tiiiiime for a football Tedbit. Click here. (A look at the La Salle-North Penn series with a focus on the Explorers' QBs)

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

Aug. 25
 
All final scores are here.
  Click
here for: This Play Was a Washout.
  Click
here for: Never Know Where You'll See a Former Penn State Star.

 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for: football scrimmage vs. Northeast.
  Roster for
West Catholic is now on the TEAM PAGE. Thanks! Next?

 
**Click here for Ed "Huck" Palmer's extensive Catholic League preview -- All-Catholic Returnees, Thumbnail Sketches of the Teams (in old school Daily News format), Games to Watch, Top 50 Players. Thanks for this, Huck!!**
 
Tiiiiime for a football Tedbit. Click here. (In the 2006 season, Chris Webster scored five points for Ryan. You won't believe how he got his chance . . . )
  Click here for Huck's Song of the Day.

Aug. 24
  *Click here for
Archbishop Ryan's individual football scoring, 1968-2016 . . . and please help to fill in holes, if possible. Thanks!*
  **Check back tomorrow for Ed "Huck" Palmer's extensive Catholic League preview.**
  Rosters for
Roman, Penn Charter, Gtn. Academy, Ryan, McDevitt, Judge and Lansdale are now on the TEAM PAGES. Thanks! Next?
  Tiiiiime for a football Tedbit. Click here. (Breaking down a crazy sequence from a game in 2006)

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

Aug. 23
 
La Salle product Jimmy Morrisey, a redshirt freshman at Pitt, experienced a VERY special moment today. Click here for his Twitter page and the video.
 
Click here for Ace's Penn Charter football preview.
 
***Click here for tryout info for the 2017 Little Quakers.***
 
SJ Prep and Wood can be found in the Top 25 in the preseason rankings for Catholic schools across the country. Click here.
  Are you a stats guy? Would you like to keep stats this football season for a high school in Delaware County? Click here and check out the first item on the Calendar Page. Thanks!
 
Tiiiiime for a football Huckbit. Click here. (The day West Catholic's Curtis "Boonah" Brinkley became the city's rushing king)

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

Aug. 22
  Rosters for
Wood, La Salle and SCH Academy are now on the TEAM PAGES. Thanks! Next?
  Congrats to
Penn Charter sr. Gi DeMarco, who has been named to USA Today's preseason All-American Soccer Team.
  Tiiiiime for a baseball Johnbit.
Click here. (Release by Penn Charter AD John Thiel about new coach Justin Hanley)

  Tiiiiime for a football Tedbit. Click here. (A report on a 2005 regular season CL goodie.)
  Click here for The Wife's Song of the Day.

Aug. 21
  Roster for
O'Hara is now on the TEAM PAGE. Thanks! Next?
  **Justin Hanley, chief assistant to former boss David Miller, is
Penn Charter's new baseball coach.** 
 
Click here for Ace's column on the bond between Jarrod Stukes and Matt Paulus. . . And here for his Gtn. Academy preview.
  This contest has already been decided: Biggest joke of the football season. Penn State has named EIGHT captains! Hey, why not 20?
  **Please send Catholic/Inter-Ac football rosters to
tedtee307@yahoo.com. Thanks!**
  In 1981, Jerry Mayza was a basketball starter for
Judge. Last week, his son, Tim, a lefty reliever out of Upper Perkiomen High and Millersville University, made his MLB debut for the Toronto Blue Jays. Congrats to Tim and thanks to John Luciano, a long-time hoops ref and Jerry's teammate, for the heads-up. Click here for a story.
  Congrats to
Roman product Michael Keir, now at California University (Pa.), who has been named the "starting quarterback" for one organization's preseason Division II All-America team. Click here.

  Tiiiiime for a football Amarbit. Click here. (Website report by Amauro "Amar" Austin on the classic PL 4A final from 2008 . . . Three OTs were needed to determine the winner)
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

Aug. 20
  "Our Guys" rule! . . .
O'Hara product Tom Savage is lookin' good in the battle to solidify himself as the Houston Texans QB. And last night he hit Jaelen Strong (West Catholic) for a TD. Click here.
  Tiiiiime for a football Huckbit. Click here. (Website report by Ed "Huck" Palmer on a classic CL Red quarterfinal from 2006 . . . 61 points beyond halftime)
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

Aug. 19
  In the Northeast Times, Joe Mason this summer has put together lists of the Top 10 athletes at the schools he covers over the last 30 years. Click here for the final school,
North Catholic.
  Tiiiiime for a football Duckbit. Click here. (Website report by Jon "Duck" Gray on a 30-minute PL game from 2007)
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

Aug. 18
  On a recent Phillies telecast, Mike Schmidt and John Kruk discussed
Dick Allen and mentioned the HOF campaign being fueled by Mark "Frog" Carfagno. Click here.
  Tiiiiime for a baseball (and football/basketball) Tedbit.
Click here. (Inter-Ac League coaches with lengthy stints within the last 40 school years)

  Click here for Huck's Song of the Day.

Aug. 17
 
Mid-afternoon update on Jarrod Stukes (see 8/15) from La Salle's AD, Joe Parisi . . . "He looks great, considering what he's been through. He was conscious and able to speak and they may try and get him out of bed today to walk." Thanks for this, Joe. Keep battling, Jarrod!
  Tiiiiime for a football Tedbit. Click here. (My website report on a CL regular season shootout from 2003 . . . one of the stars is now a CL basketball coach)
  **Click here for coaches/records in Inter-Ac League baseball over the last 40 seasons.**
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

Aug. 16
  Roster for
Haverford School is now on the TEAM PAGE. Thanks! Next?
  Click here for a 6ABC update on Jarrod Stukes (see 8/15).
  Tiiiiime for a football Tedbit. Click here. (My website report on an outrageous CL playoff from 2002)
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

Aug. 15
  Rosters for
Malvern, Conwell-Egan and SJ Prep are now on the TEAM PAGES. Thanks! Next?
  Please keep La Salle High basketball star Jarrod Stukes ('17) in your prayers. He was among multiple people shot Sunday night in Mantua as a block party ended, and he suffered serious injuries. He was about to begin his college experience at Clarion.
Tiiiiime for a football Tedbit. Click here. (In the final moments of a 2005 game between Carroll and Kennedy-Kenrick, things got a little crazy)
  Click here for Sports Illustrated's story on how
QB Matt Ryan and the Falcons are bouncing back from the Super Bowl loss.

  Click here for The Wife's Song of the Day.

Aug. 14
 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for day one of football practice; afternoon walk-through.
  **Tiiiiime for a Shiffbit. Click here.
(John Shiffert, who long wrote wonderful pieces on baseball history for this website, is about to open a running store in Flourtown, Montgomery County. Please check out his press release. Wishing you great success, John!)**
 
Tiiiiime for a football Tedbit. Click here. (Neumann-Goretti is about to break a Catholic League record)

  Merry Late-Summer Christmas!! Look under the tree. There's a football season!! Practice starts today. Have fun, everyone!!
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day. (The Ice Man wasn't singing about football, but the title fits)

Aug. 13
  Website stalwart Mark "Frog" Carfagno was a long-time groundskeeper for the
Phillies. He returned to Citizens Bank Park this weekend and hung out with some friends. Click here for a pic with Dick Allen & Tommy Greene and here for one with Tim McCarver. Frog, of course, is heading the campaign to get Allen into the Hall of Fame.
 
Did you know? . . . The revered Paul Bartolomeo, known to all as "Bart", was the head coach in football AND baseball for 33 years at Southeast Catholic/Bishop Neumann/St. John Neumann. Click here for a late-season football story and here for a late-season baseball story. They were written in the 1978-79 school year. Bart won six CL championships (two football, four baseball) and four City Titles (one/three). Also, a football team was a co-City champ.
  Click here for Mike Jensen's story on Lynn Greer (E&S) and Lynard Stewart (Gratz), who are helping Philly guys follow pro paths.  

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

Aug. 12
  Tiiiiime for a baseball (and football/basketball) Ted
bit. Click here. (Catholic League coaches with lengthy stints within the last 40 school years)
  Click here for another Mike Sielski story about Michael Brooks.
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

Aug. 11
 
O'Hara football coach B.J. "Butch" Hogan is now the school's athletic director, as well. Click here.
 
Thanks to researcher Bill Jenkinson, a heavy hitter on the Dick Allen campaign, the list of all-time football scoring for McDevitt's Catholic League era (1963-present) is now complete. Click here. Bill found two missing points for the Lancers' 1964 game vs. North Catholic.
  Bill Kashatus will sell/sign his
Dick Allen book at the Phillies' games tomorrow and Sunday. He'll set up shop on the concourse one hour prior to gametime -- 6:05, then 12:35.

  Click
here
for Huck's Song of the Day.

Aug. 10
  As
Penn Charter product Mike McGlinchey prepares for his final football season at Notre Dame, Brian Cunniff offers a story with a North Wildwood tilt. Click here.
  **Click here for coaches/records in Catholic League baseball over the last 40 seasons. (Plus a shade more).**
  Click here for Mike Jensen's story pn the Danny Rumph Classic. 
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

Aug. 9
  In the Northeast Times, Joe Mason is putting together lists of the Top 10 athletes at the schools he covers over the last 30 years. Click here for
Northeast.
  2017
Ryan grad Izaiah Brockington will play college hoops at St. Bonaventure; he has ditched his plans of attending a prep school. Click here for Ace's story.
  In 2010,
Ryan's Steve Markle was a third team All-City outfielder. He was also a rising trick-shot artist in pool. Since then, he has ranked as high as No. 5 in the world. Click here for a recent story from Ryan's school paper and here for an amazing Youtube video.

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

Aug. 8
  Tiiiiime for a football Tedbit. Click here. (A look back at an opponent's incredible playoff performance in a loss by a CL team)
  Click here for a profile about
Darren Daulton (RIP) from 1993.
  Click here for The Wife's Song of the Day.

Aug. 7
  Tiiiiime for a baseball (and football/basketball) Tedbit.
Click here. (Thanks to this school, a list from two years ago can be updated)
 
Summer Project 2017 . . . Click here. Top 50 most memorable playoff games involving CL teams over the last nine school years. Now being listed in order. Today's game: No. 1. . . Thanks for paying attention.

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

Aug. 6
  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Mary Fenerty. Mrs. Fenerty, whose son, Jim, is Germantown Academy's long-time basketball coach, passed away overnight. RIP, Mrs. Fenerty. . . Services:
Wednesday at St. Jerome, 8100 Colfax Street, Phila., 19136. Viewing from 9 to 11 a.m. Mass at 11.
  **In 1916, a college football coach in Arkansas generated national attention. How come? Click
here for a pic and description.**
 
Summer Project 2017 . . . Click here. Top 50 most memorable playoff games involving CL teams over the last nine school years. Now being listed in order. Today's game: No. 2.

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

Aug. 5
 
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Jim Gallagher. Mr. Gallagher, a North Catholic grad and a prominent part of the Eagles' franchise in many roles going back to 1949, passed away yesterday. RIP, sir. Click here for Ray Didinger's great tribute and here for Reuben Frank's. 
 
Penn Charter product Andrew Amaro -- son of David ('80), nephew of Ruben ('83) - is now the chief assistant to La Salle University's new baseball coach, ex-PC boss David Miller (Chestnut Hill). Click here.
 
Mark "Frog" Carfagno is leading the charge . . . He wants the Phillies to retire Dick Allen's No. 15! Click here for a story.
  Click here for Mike Jensen's story on the Chosen League.
 
Summer Project 2017 . . . Click here. Top 50 most memorable playoff games involving CL teams over the last nine school years. Now being listed in order. Today's game: No. 3.

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

Aug. 4
  Overseas Elite, coached by
Colin Curtin, is again The Basketball Tournament champ! (See Aug. 2) . . . Colin is the nephew of Wood AD Joe Sette, who also coached Wood/McDevitt.
 
Congrats to Penn Charter rising sr. Reece Whitley, Swimming World Magazine's 2016-17 Male Swimmer of the Year! Click here.
 
In the Northeast Times, Joe Mason is putting together lists of the Top 10 athletes at the schools he covers over the last 30 years. Click here for Lincoln.
  Many of
Haverford School's 2017 grads are slated to play sports for colleges/universities. Click here for a pic . . . Thanks to Dawn Blake!
  Speaking of memorable games . . . Ten years ago, there was an absolutely CRAZY sequence in American Legion baseball. Click here for a page with Bill Achuff's pics and Stuart London's story.
  Click here for Huck's Song of the Day.
 
Summer Project 2017 . . . Click here. Top 50 most memorable playoff games involving CL teams over the last nine school years. Now being listed in order. Today's game: No. 4.

Aug. 3
  Best wishes going forward to Anthony Valucci, who has resigned as
Roman's baseball coach.
 
Best wishes going forward to Houston Texans WR Will Fuller (Roman), who will likely need two/three months to recover from a broken collarbone.
 
There will be a Memorial Mass for Tom McClain on Friday, August 11, 10:30 a.m. at the FOP, 11630 Caroline Road, Phila., 19154. There will be a luncheon at noon (same site). In lieu of flowers, please send donations to  . . .
Tom McClain Memorial Fund
523 School House Lane
Willow Grove, PA 19090

  Tomorrow, Saturday and Sunday, St. Joseph's University will host 58 teams (42 varsity, 16 JV) for a basketball team camp tournament. Each team will play at least six games.
 
Summer Project 2017 . . . Click here. Top 50 most memorable playoff games involving CL teams over the last nine school years. Now being listed in order. Today's game: No. 5.

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

Aug. 2
  Click
here for a video that pays tribute to the football programs at La Salle and SJ Prep. It was put together by '69 La Salle grad Bill Wasylenko, who this fall will be inducted into the school's Hall of Athletics in the Leadership category. Congrats, Bill!
 
Mo'ne Davis is back in the baseball limelight. Yesterday, she made a pitching appearance for the Phillies' team in the Junior RBI World Series. Click here for Frank Fitzpatrick's story.
 
The championship game of The Basketball Tournament, with $2 million on the line, will be played tomorrow night (7 o'clock on ESPN). The coach of Overseas Elite, the two-time defending champ, again is Colin Curtin, director of basketball operations at Hofstra,  former manager for Speedy Morris at SJ Prep (Class of 2005) and website reporter. Click here for his reports from '05. Best of luck, Colin!   
 
Summer Project 2017 . . . Click here. Top 50 most memorable playoff games involving CL teams over the last nine school years. Now being listed in order. Today's game: No. 6.

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

Aug. 1
  Apologies for today's delay. Tech problem resolved at 10:25. Thank you, Ed Gleason.
  Baseball America recently posted a question and answer session with
Penn Charter sr. star Mike Siani. Click here.
  Click
here for a pic of Tom McClain (RIP) from the early '90s.
  Tiiiiime for a baseball Sasbit. Click here. (Gerry Sasse found a bio that was written about the late Tom McClain for a special night in 1990)
  Summer Project 2017 . . . Click here. Top 50 most memorable playoff games involving CL teams over the last nine school years. Now being listed in order. Today's game: No. 7.

  Click here for The Wife's Song of the Day.

July 31
 
**Click here for pics of today's Braves-Phillies game!**
  **Note from Ted: Three family members are grads and I had some free time this summer, so . . . click here for pages that detail the football history of Eastern Regional High in Camden County, NJ.**

 
Summer Project 2017 . . . Click here. Top 50 most memorable playoff games involving CL teams over the last nine school years. Now being listed in order. Today's game: No. 8.

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

July 30
 
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Tom McClain. Tom, who reffed/umpired seemingly forever (52 years) on the Philly high school sports scene, passed away this morning. RIP, Tom.
  Click here for Marc Narducci's story on Claire Smith's Baseball Hall of Fame speech.
  Click
here for an Inquirer pic of a 1962 Public League basketball game involving Edison and West. Six players are in it. Three played in the NBA and/or ABA. The other three also had successful college careers. Thanks to Tom Taylor for the tip! . . . Larger version here (no IDs).
 
Summer Project 2017 . . . Click here. Top 50 most memorable playoff games involving CL teams over the last nine school years. Now being listed in order. Today's game: No. 9.

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

July 29
 
***Great news! Joe Malizia Jr. has created a Youtube channel with about 25 of his late father's wonderful game films of assorted championship events. More will be added as time permits. Click here.***
 
Summer Project 2017 . . . Click here. Top 50 most memorable playoff games involving CL teams over the last nine school years. Now being listed in order. Today's game: No. 10. ***The Top 10 countdown begins!***
  Click
here
for Ted's Song of the Day. (Terrific blue-eyed soul)

July 28
  Congrats to Bucks County native Claire Smith, a sports writing pioneer, who is about to be honored by the Baseball Hall of Fame. Click here for Bob Brookover's story.
 
Ted Taylor is now in his **42nd year** of writing hobby columns. Click here for his latest offering. Thanks, Ted!
 
Summer Project 2017 . . . Click here. Top 50 most memorable playoff games involving CL teams over the last nine school years. Now being listed in order. Today's game: No. 11.
  Click here for Huck's Song of the Day. (Let's slow it down, Pantano style.)

July 27
  Ex-Daily News writer Paul Hagen, now with MLB.com, has written a story about Bill Kashatus'
Dick Allen book. Click here.
 
In 1998, Devon Fowler was a first team All-Catholic basketball player for Neumann. Now, for the second time in roughly a year, he and his son have earned national baseball attention. Click here.
  Major congrats to
Neumann-Goretti product Jimmy Kerrigan ('12), who has been sold to the Minnesota Twins organization by the independent River City Rascals (Missouri). Jimmy, an outfielder, will start his organized-ball career in Class A. He played his college ball at Temple and Virginia Commonwealth. Click here for a story.   
  These days, even basketball's young bucks are trying to grab widespread attention. Click here for Jake Lourim's story.
 
Summer Project 2017 . . . Click here. Top 50 most memorable playoff games involving CL teams over the last nine school years. Now being listed in order. Today's game: No. 12.

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

July 26
  In the Northeast Times, Joe Mason is putting together lists of the Top 10 athletes at the schools he covers over the last 30 years. Click here for
Father Judge.
  Click here for Bill Kashatus' opinion piece on why
Dick Allen belongs in the Hall of Fame.
  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit. Click here. (Looking back at a crazy game from 2008 . . . and the report, eventually, was completed by Kevin Silary -- smile)
 
Summer Project 2017 . . . Click here. Top 50 most memorable playoff games involving CL teams over the last nine school years. Now being listed in order. Today's game: No. 13.

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

July 25
  Click
here for some pics of Will "Big Willie" McGonigle, who's now quite busy on the Delaware County youth baseball umpiring trail. BW, a 2008 grad, was the wildly popular manager of O'Hara's football team (he also wrote for this website) and he wears a DA patch on his chest protector to honor deceased coach Danny Algeo. All the best, Willie!
 
Click here for Donald Hunt's story on Dick Allen and the new book by Bill Kashatus.
 
Tiiiiime for a football Tedbit. Click here. Looking back at an interesting game from 2002; PC's heroes included Matt Ryan (NFL), Sean Singletary (NBA) and Tony McDevitt (pro lacrosse) . . .
 
Summer Project 2017 . . . Click here. Top 50 most memorable playoff games involving CL teams over the last nine school years. Now being listed in order. Today's game: No. 14.

  Click here for The Wife's Song of the Day.

July 24
  **Today from noon to 1 p.m. at Chickie's & Pete's in South Philly, Bill Kashatus will be interviewed by Greg Luzinski and Dan Baker for their radio show called The Bull Session. Gary Matthews will also appear. Bill will have copies of his new book about
Dick Allen and intends to remain on site for a few hours after the radio session. That taped interview will air tonight from 6 to 7 on 610 and 1490 AM. It will also be here.**
 
Summer Project 2017 . . . Click here. Top 50 most memorable playoff games involving CL teams over the last nine school years. Now being listed in order. Today's game: No. 15.

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

July 23
 
Summer Project 2017 . . . Click here. Top 50 most memorable playoff games involving CL teams over the last nine school years. Now being listed in order. Today's game: No. 16.
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

June 22
  Click
here for a video, as crafted by former West Catholic kicker Pat Taggart, that makes a STRONG case that Dick Allen belongs in the Hall of Fame.
  Click here for Mike Jensen's story on Josh Verlin, of COBL.
 
Summer Project 2017 . . . Click here. Top 50 most memorable playoff games involving CL teams over the last nine school years. Now being listed in order. Today's game: No. 17.

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

July 21
 
Tiiiiime for a baseball Tedbit. Click here. (Looking back at a crazy day from 2000 . . . )
 
Summer Project 2017 . . . Click here. Top 50 most memorable playoff games involving CL teams over the last nine school years. Now being listed in order. Today's game: No. 18. (A current Sixer is involved.)
  Click here for Huck's Song of the Day.

July 20
 
Wood sr. TE Kyle Pitts will play college football at Florida. Click here for a story.
  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit. Click here. (Looking back at a crazy game from 2007, plus a bonus "Puck" nugget . . . )
 
RB David Williams (Imhotep) will be playing for another SEC school this season. Click here.
 
Summer Project 2017 . . . Click here. Top 50 most memorable playoff games involving CL teams over the last nine school years. Now being listed in order. Today's game: No. 19.

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

July 19
 
Click here for Ted Taylor's opinion piece on how the Phillies can right the No. 14 wrong.
  In the Northeast Times, Joe Mason is putting together lists of the Top 10 athletes at the schools he covers over the last 30 years. Click here for
Frankford and here for previous lists.
  Click here for a BIG3 story on
Rasual Butler (Roman) and Cuttino "Cat" Mobley (Dougherty).
 
Click here for a recent story on Vanderbilt QB Kyle Shurmur (La Salle), who is primed to become quite the force.
 
Summer Project 2017 . . . Click here. Top 50 most memorable playoff games involving CL teams over the last nine school years. Now being listed in order. Today's game: No. 20.

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

July 18
 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for: 7-on-7 football vs. Cheltenham.
 
Wood sr. 1B Mike Ferrara will play college baseball at the University of North Carolina Greensboro.

 
**Click here for 40-Year All-Star Baseball Teams -- All-City, All-Catholic, All-Public, All-Inter-Ac.**
 
Congrats to former NFL linebacker Jameel McClain (Washington), who now works for the Ravens in player engagement. His boss? Another former NFLer from Philly -- Harry Swayne (Dougherty). Click here for a story from the Ravens' website.
 
Summer Project 2017 . . . Click here. Top 50 most memorable playoff games involving CL teams over the last nine school years. Now being listed in order. Today's game: No. 21.

  Click here for The Wife's Song of the Day.

July 17
 
Click here for Matt DeGeorge's extensive look at the PIAA's boundary/non-boundary issue.
  Click here for Sports Illustrated's story about Tampa Bay CB
Brent Grimes (Northeast) and his sassy/entertaining wife, Miko. And here for assorted photos.
  After a prep school year at Putnam Science Academy (CT), former Conwell-Egan basketball star LaPri McCray-Pace is headed for Morgan State, in Baltimore.

 
Summer Project 2017 . . . Click here. Top 50 most memorable playoff games involving CL teams over the last nine school years. Now being listed in order. Today's game: No. 22.

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

July 16
 
Click here for Frank Fitzpatrick's story on good, ol' summer basketball times at the Aronimink Swim Club.
 
Summer Project 2017 . . . Click here. Top 50 most memorable playoff games involving CL teams over the last nine school years. Now being listed in order. Today's game: No. 23.
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

July 15
 
Star Shipley sr. G Sam Sessoms, at 5-10, is still trying to earn a D-1 offer. Click here for Mike Jensen's story.
 
Summer Project 2017 . . . Click here. Top 50 most memorable playoff games involving CL teams over the last nine school years. Now being listed in order. Today's game: No. 24.
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

July 14
 
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Rev. Dan Devine, who passed away on Tuesday. In 1955, he was a basketball starter for the ol' St. Thomas More. He became a priest in 1965 and filled many roles at schools/churches. His brothers, Jack and Bob, were stars at West Catholic. His nephews, Ed and Dan Hastings, starred in hoops at Bonner. RIP, Father Dan. Click here.
  Best wishes going forward to Drew McQuade, who has retired from his job as assistant sports editor at the Daily News. He worked at the paper for 28 years (after arriving from the Bucks County Courier Times) and was primarily responsible for laying out the pages, in addition to other duties. Click
here for a pic from 2008.
  Tiiiiime for a football Tedbit. Click here. (Looking back at a crazy game from 2013 . . . )
 
Summer Project 2017 . . . Click here. Top 50 most memorable playoff games involving CL teams over the last nine school years. Now listed in order, starting with No. 25.

  Click here for Huck's Song of the Day.

July 13
  Tiiiiime for a football Tedbit. Click here. (Looking back at a crazy development from a game in 2003 . . . )
  Click here for new coach David Miller's thoughts, via CBS Philly's Matt Leon, on how he intends to make a dent with La Salle University's baseball team.
  In the Northeast Times, Joe Mason is putting together lists of the Top 10 athletes at the schools he covers over the last 30 years. Click here for
Ryan (and previous lists).
 
Summer Project 2017 . . . Click here. Top 50 most memorable playoff games involving CL teams over the last nine school years.

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

July 12
  Congrats to
Roman/La Salle basketball all-timer Donnie Carr, who is now an assistant coach at his college alma mater. Click here for Dick Jerardi's story.
  Tiiiiime for a football Tedbit. Click here. (Looking back at a crazy game from 2009 . . . )
 
Germantown Academy sr. decathlete Kyle Garland is ready to compete in the Junior Pan Am Games. Click here for a story/video from 6ABC.
 
Summer Project 2017 . . . Click here. Top 50 most memorable playoff games involving CL teams over the last nine school years.

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

July 11
 
La Salle sr. LB Liam Trainer will play college football at Delaware.
 
Click here for . . . Never Know When a Former Star, Now an NFL Assistant, Will Return to His Alma Mater (colors are a hint) to Hang Out With the Current Players.
 
Episcopal sr. T Adam Klein will play college football at Temple.
  Tiiiiime for a football Tedbit. Click here. (Looking back at a crazy game from 2010 . . . )
 
Summer Project 2017 . . . Click here. Top 50 most memorable playoff games involving CL teams over the last nine school years.

  Click here for The Wife's Song of the Day.

July 10
 
Tiiiiime for a baseball Tedbit. Click here. (Looking back at a crazy game from 2003 . . . )
 
Summer Project 2017 . . . Click here. Top 50 most memorable playoff games involving CL teams over the last nine school years.
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

July  9
 
Summer Project 2017 . . . Click here. Top 50 most memorable playoff games involving CL teams over the last nine school years.
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

July 8
 
***Click here for Randy Seidman's Hometown Philly All-Star and All-Rookie Selections . . . Thanks again for everything, Randy!***
  Click here for another viewpoint on the boundary/non-boundary issue concerning PIAA schools.
 
Summer Project 2017 . . . Click here. Top 50 most memorable playoff games involving CL teams over the last nine school years.
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

July 7
  A public school coach from outside the Philly area has interesting thoughts on charter/private schools. Click here
 
Summer Project 2017 . . . Click here. Top 50 most memorable playoff games involving CL teams over the last nine school years.
  Click here for Huck's Song of the Day.

July 6
 
Norm Eavenson, a keen-eyed talent evaluator, is the latest local hoops legend to be profiled by Mike Jensen. Click here.
 
Summer Project 2017 . . . Click here. Top 50 most memorable playoff games involving CL teams over the last nine school years.
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

July 5
 
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Tom Cushman. Mr. Cushman, a long-time sports columnist with national respect (and for 16 years a Daily News mainstay), passed away this afternoon. RIP, sir. Click here for an obit.
  In the Northeast Times, Joe Mason is putting together lists of the Top 10 athletes at the schools he covers over the last 30 years. So far he had done
Washington (click here) and Dougherty (click here).
  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit.
Click here. ('63 Penn Charter grad Bill Soens heads an impressive trio)
 
Summer Project 2017 . . . Click here. Top 50 most memorable playoff games involving CL teams over the last nine school years.

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

July 4
  Happy 4th of July!!
 
Summer Project 2017 . . . Click here. Top 50 most memorable playoff games involving CL teams over the last nine school years.
  Click here for The Wife's Song of the Day.

July 3
  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Jack Dabagian. Jack, formerly the basketball coach at the old Archbishop Kennedy, in Conshohocken, and a long-time umpire, passed away Saturday. RIP, Jack.
  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit. Click here. (Top scoring averages for members of Pub champs, 1950-2015. The No. 1 guy has a first name that rhymes with quilt -- smile).
 
Summer Project 2017 . . . Click here. Top 50 most memorable playoff games involving CL teams over the last nine school years.
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

July 2
  Click here for new
Dick Allen book/radio interview info from Mark "Frog" Carfagno.
  It's halftime on The Mike Jensen Trail. Click here for a recap.
 
Penn Charter upcoming sr. OF Mike Siani is also starring on the summer baseball trail. Click here for an amazing video clip! Thanks to Dan Solis-Cohen for the heads-up.
 
Summer Project 2017 . . . Click here. Top 50 most memorable playoff games involving CL teams over the last nine school years.

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

July 1
 
Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit. Click here. (Edison's Mark Peterson leads the way in an unusual accomplishment)
  Summer Project 2017 . . . Click here. Top 50 most memorable playoff games involving CL teams over the last nine school years.
  In case you missed it last night . . . **Click here for Randy Seidman's Hometown Philly College Baseball Wrap-Up. Thanks, Randy! . . . Next week: Assorted awards.**

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

June 30
  **Click here for Randy Seidman's Hometown Philly College Baseball Wrap-Up. Thanks, Randy! . . . Next week: Assorted awards.**

 
David Miller indeed is La Salle University's new baseball coach. Click here for a release on La Salle's website.
  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit. Click here. (Public League basketball champs with one overall loss, 1950-2015)
 
*Click here for individual scoring in league/playoff games for all Public League basketball champs from 1950-2015.*
 
Summer Project 2017 . . . Click here. Top 50 most memorable playoff games involving CL teams over the last nine school years.
  Click here for Huck's Song of the Day.

June 29
  **According to multiple sources,
Penn Charter coach David Miller soon will be named the baseball boss at La Salle University.**
 
Ted Taylor is now in his **42nd year** of writing hobby columns. Click here for his latest offering. Thanks, Ted!
 
Summer Project 2017 . . . Click here. Top 50 most memorable playoff games involving CL teams over the last nine school years.
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

June 28
  Bill Kashatus and Frog Carfagno will make a radio appearance tomorrow, roughly 2:30 to 2:45 p.m., on WCHE 1520 AM to discuss Bill's book about
Dick Allen and Frog's continuing campaign to get Dick inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
 
Click here for Teddy Bailey's story on the recent football youth camp run by NFLer Jaelen Strong, a West Catholic product.
  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit.
Click here. (The outrageous 1954-55 regular season for Wilt and Overbrook)
 
Summer Project 2017 . . . Click here. Top 50 most memorable playoff games involving CL teams over the last nine school years.

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

June 27
 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for 7-on-7 football vs. Central.
 
Summer Project 2017 . . . Click here. Top 50 most memorable playoff games involving CL teams over the last nine school years.

  Click here for The Wife's Song of the Day.

June 26
 
Is it wise to specialize? . . . Not even close. Click here.
  In BIG3 debuts yesterday,
Rasual Butler had 22 points and Cuttino "Cat" Mobley had 14.
 
Summer Project 2017 . . . Click here. Top 50 most memorable playoff games involving CL teams over the last nine school years.

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

June 25
 
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Joe Price. Joe, the personable, devoted-beyond-belief manager for Northeast's football and baseball teams in the early to mid-'90s, passed away recently. RIP, Joe . . . Click here for the obit by Kristen Graham, who was also a Northeast manager.
  **Members of
Penn Charter's 1981 baseball powerhouse (that squad included P Mark Gubicza. who now handles TV duties for the Angels) had a reunion this weekend in Boston, where the Angels were playing the Red Sox. Click here for a wide-view pic and here for the cropped version.**
 
Summer Project 2017 . . . Click here. Top 50 most memorable playoff games involving CL teams over the last nine school years.
  The BIG3 League starts today at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Yes, Allen Iverson will be playing. So will
Dougherty product Cuttino "Cat" Mobley and Roman product Rasual Butler. (As will Hakim Warrick, who started his career at University City before finishing at Friends' Central.) The games will be played in Philly on July 16 and Cat/Rasual will meet July 23 in Chicago. Click here for schedule/rosters and here for the rules.

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

June 24
 
Jersey Shore is the 2017 Carpenter Cup champ!
  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit. Click here. ("Our Guys" picked within the Top 10 in NBA drafts)
 
Summer Project 2017 . . . Click here. Top 50 most memorable playoff games involving CL teams over the last nine school years.
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

June 23
 
Winners in the Carp Cup semis: Delaware North & Jersey Shore.
  Bill Kashatus will discuss his newly released book,
Dick Allen, The Life and Times of a Baseball Immortal, tomorrow at 2 p.m. on WIP, 94.1 FM. You can listen here. Book can be purchased here
  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit. Click here. (The "Our Guys" drought continues . . . A list that shows draftees within the Top 60, broken down by 10-year periods)
 
Summer Project 2017 . . . Click here. Top 50 most memorable playoff games involving CL teams over the last nine school years.

  Click here for Huck's Song of the Day.

June 22
 
Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit. Click here. (The Inter-Ac's Top 25 league scorers over the last 68 seasons)
 
Summer Project 2017 . . . Click here. Top 50 most memorable playoff games involving CL teams over the last nine school years.
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

June 21
 
*The 2nd annual John "Whitey" Sullivan Golf Outing will be held August 18 at John Byrne Golf Club. Click here for complete info on playing, dining, sponsoring, etc. 
  These files have also been updated . . .
  *All-City Brothers
  *All-City Fathers/Sons
  *All-City Honorees, Multiple Sports

 
The members of the first, second and third All-City Baseball Teams have been added to the all-time lists . . .
 
First Names from A to C
  First Names from D to G
  First Names from H to J
  First Names from K to M
  First Names from N to R
 
First Names from S to Z

  Tiiiiime for a baseball Tedbit. Click here. (
PC's Joey Lancellotti sniffs rare Player/Pitcher air)
 
**Click here for the TedSilary.com All-City Baseball Team and thanks to the coaches for their help! Special congrats to the Player of the Year, Neumann-Goretti sr. INF Jared Healey, and the Pitcher of the Year, Penn Charter sr. RH Joey Lancellotti.**
 
Summer Project 2017 . . . Click here. Top 50 most memorable playoff games involving CL teams over the last nine school years.
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

June 20
 
Summer Project 2017 . . . Click here. Top 50 most memorable playoff games involving CL teams over the last nine school years.
  **All Inter-Ac basketball individual scoring pages have been updated back to 1950. (Except for CHA. Its page goes back to 1962; was not in I-A from '42 through '61) --
EA - GA - HS - MP -
PC - CHA/SCH.**
  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit. Click here. (Never know what you'll come across while doing research . . . ) 
  Click here for The Wife's Song of the Day.

June 19
  In a Carpenter Cup quarterfinal . . .
  Inter-Ac/Indy fell to Delaware South, 12-7 (halted after 8 innings due to wicked weather; result is final) . . .
Box has been added.
  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit. Click here. (The unusual feat of
Gtn. Academy's 1954-55 team . . . in a '76 Kenrick kinda way. Now includes a neat update)
 
Summer Project 2017 . . . Click here. Top 50 most memorable playoff games involving CL teams over the last nine school years.

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day. (This will be a perfect fit, rumor has it, by this afternoon)

June 18
  Click here for Mike Jensen's story on Mike Gibson, who is helping the Philly hoops community.
  Tiiiiime for a baseball Tedbit. Click here. (The Pellegrini/Zolk families are forever linked)
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.
  Happy Father's Day!!

June 17
  The June 13 baseball Tedbit (click here) has been updated and
La Salle now stands alone.
 
Click here for a family pic of 6-9 recent MLB draftee Andrew Carber (see June 14). Thanks to Kevin Burke for providing it.
 
Tiiiiime for a baseball/basketball Tedbit. Click here. (Neumann-Goretti has racked up special records in state playoffs. Also, the June 8 item has been updated)

 
**Click here for the Neumann-Goretti Tribute Page.**
 
Click here for Ted's Song of the Day ( . . . like N-G's basketball and baseball teams)

June 16
  Best wishes going forward to Kenny Devenney, who is no longer Judge's baseball coach.
 
In the Carpenter Cup . . .
  The CL fell to SOL American/Continental, 20-5. The PL fell to Delaware South, 4-1. Inter-Ac/Indy beat Delco, 2-1.
**Lineup breakdowns and boxscores are here (bottom of that page).**
 
Today's N-G recap is
here.
  In the 2A championship game . . .
 
Neumann-Goretti beat Bishop McCort, 7-4, to win its second consecutive state crown.  
 
Click here to watch the Class 2A championship game involving Neumann-Goretti (10:30 a.m. start). There IS a fee.
  Tiiiiime for a football Tedbit. Click here. (Pennsylvania roster, with starters/captains, for tomorrow night's Big 33 game)
  Click here for Huck's Song of the Day.

June 15
  Today's Carpenter Cup winners: Tri-Cape, Jersey Shore, Delaware North.
  Congrats to Philadelphia Tribune sports writer Donald Hunt, who in November will be inducted into the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame. Also among the inductees: basketball stars
Mike Bantom (Roman) and Ray Scott (West Phila.).
 
Congrats to former Dougherty football star Kellen "Bubba" Kemp, who is now an assistant coach at West Catholic.
  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit. Click here. (Top 20 career playoff scorers in Catholic League history)
 
Saint Joseph's University is hosting a High School Basketball Team Camp (32 teams) this weekend. Each team will play six games; two apiece Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Click here for the schedule and thanks to Phil Martelli Jr. for providing it.

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day. (Top notch! Now your day is off to a good start. You're welcome -- ha ha)

June 14
  Today's Carpenter Cup winners: Olympic/Colonial and SOL National/Bicentennial.
  **
Malvern's Shane Muntz is now on this list.**
  Congrats to today's "Our Guys" MLB draftees! . . .
 
Round 17 (No. 514): Coastal Carolina jr. RHP Will Latcham (O'Hara), by St. Louis. Pic here.
  Round 25 (No. 760): Lehigh jr. RHP Mark Washington (Episcopal), by Los Angeles Dodgers. Pic
here (as batter).
  Round 30 (No. 930): Marist jr. RHP Scott Boches (Wood), by Seattle. Pic
here.
  Round 31 (No. 932): Duke soph OF Jimmy Herron (La Salle), by New York Yankees. Pic
here.
  Round 36 (No. 1068): Malvern sr. C Shane Muntz, by San Diego. Pic
here.
  Also today, Upper Dublin product Andrew Carber, a 6-9 RHP for Chipola College, was drafted in the 30th round (No. 911) by Boston. His dad, Bob, also quite the tall drink of water, was a first team All-Catholic basketball player for La Salle in 1975.

  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit.
Click here. (A feat of Bishop Kenrick's 1976 CL champs is unmatched over the last 68 years)

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

June 13
  Click
here for a wonderful video tribute to Gamp Pellegrini and his Malvern Prep football teams. . . and here for a great story by Bruce Adams.
 
Tiiiiime for a baseball Tedbit. Click here. (Neumann-Goretti again pulls off a special feat)
  In 2010, Rashaun Sligh was the top receiver, by far, for
Northeast's Public 4A champs. Now he's drawing national attention for quite the unusual reason. Click here.

  Click here for The Wife's Song of the Day.

June 12
  Today's N-G recap is
here.
  In a state semifinal . . .
  2A: Neumann-Goretti beat Bellwood-Antis, 10-9. Click here for a story from the Altoona Mirror.
  Best wishes to Jay DeFruscio, who next month will become the president at
O'Hara. Jay, a '78 Bonner grad and basketball starter, won 300-plus games as the coach at Wheeling Jesuit (West Virginia), assisted for four years with the Indiana Pacers and recently has been an associate commissioner with the Atlantic 10 Conference. 

  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit. Click here. (Catholic League's Top 25 career scorers in league play/playoffs, 1950-2017)
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

June 11
  Services for Gamp Pellegrini . . . First viewing: Wednesday, 4 to 8 p.m., at Malvern Prep. Second viewing: Thursday, 10 a.m. to noon, Saints Simon and Jude Church, 8 Cavanaugh Court, West Chester, 19382 (followed by Mass).
  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit. Click here. (Inter-Ac's Top 15 career scorers in league play, 1969-2017)
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

June 10
  *Click here for a Gamp Pellegrini Tribute Page.*
 
**Click here for the first draft of the 2017 Inter-Ac League Master Football Schedule. Thanks to Jim DeCarlo, who assigns the officials, for providing it. If you can fill in any blanks . . . tedtee307@yahoo.com. Thank you.**
 
SJ Prep all-timer Stephen Vasturia recently worked out for the 76ers. Click here for Bob Cooney's story.
 
This SC/Neum/N-G page has been updated with playoff scoring. (All CL pages have been updated)
 
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day. (We're on the doorstep)

June 9
  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Gaspare "Gamp" Pellegrini. Mr. Pellegrini, who coached football teams to 21 championships (one at St. Joseph's Prep, 20 at Malvern) and won 278 games (No. 1 total in city leagues history) over 42 seasons at three schools (also his alma mater, St. Thomas More), passed away today. RIP, sir. . . Click here for a father/son story about Mr. Pellegrini and Kevin from 2010 and here for the story about his retirement/career.
 
This Carroll page and  this Roman page have been updated with playoff scoring. (The CL pages will be updated little by little, as time permits.) 
  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit. Click here. (A look at unusual circumstances from Speedy Morris'
Roman coaching career)

  **Randy Seidman is back! Click here for his latest Hometown Philly College Baseball Championship Report. Thanks, Randy!**

 
**Inter-Ac basketball has included the same six schools since the 1968-69 season. Click here for individual I-A scoring for Germantown Academy over the last 49 seasons.**
  Click here for Huck's Song of the Day.

June 8
  Today's SJ Prep and N-G recaps are
here.
  In state quarterfinals . . .
  6A: SJ Prep fell to Dallastown, 5-1.
  2A: Neumann-Goretti beat Old Forge, 13-10.
 
This Dougherty page and tthis O'Hara page have been updated with playoff scoring. (The CL pages will be updated little by little, as time permits.) 
  Congrats to
Haverford School product Matt Galambos, who has signed a contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers after a strong performance in rookie minicamp. Click here. 
  Tiiiiime for a baseball Tedbit. Click here. (W-L and RF-RA breakdown for CL teams in state playoffs, 2009-present)
  Click here for John Knebels' look-back article on
Penn Charter's memorable baseball season.

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

June 7
 
This Ken/K-K page, this Egan/C-E page, this SJ Prep page and this North page have been updated with playoff scoring. (The CL pages will be updated little by little, as time permits.)
  Today's C-E recap is
here.
  In a first round state playoff . . .
  3A: Conwell-Egan fell to Oley Valley, 6-5.
  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit. Click here. (League/overall points scored by the Zeglinski brothers . . . whoa again!)
  The boxscore for the recent CL final can now be found on this page. Thanks to N-G assistant Joe Messina for his help.
 
**Inter-Ac basketball has included the same six schools since the 1968-69 season. Click here for individual I-A scoring for Haverford School over the last 49 seasons.**
 
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

June 6
  The Inter-Ac/Indy Carpenter Cup roster is now at the bottom of this page. Thanks to Dave Miller for providing it.
  Today's N-G recap is
here.
  In a first round state playoff . . .
  2A: Neumann-Goretti beat Dock Mennonite, 4-3.
 
This St. James page, this Wood page and this Judge page have been updated with playoff scoring. (The CL pages will be updated little by little, as time permits.)
  Best wishes going forward to former
Wood basketball player/assistant Blair Klumpp. He's now the girls coach at Council Rock South.

  The Catholic League's Carpenter Cup roster is now at the bottom of this page. Thanks to GM Jim DiGuiseppe Jr. for providing it.
  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit. Click here. (League/overall points scored by the Grandieri brothers . . . whoa!)
  Click here for The Wife's Song of the Day.

June 5
  First round recaps are
here. (Thanks to all providers of info!)
 
This West page, this ST More page and this Ryan page have been updated with playoff scoring. (The CL pages will be updated little by little, as time permits.)
  In first round state baseball playoffs . . .
  6A: SJ Prep beat North Penn, 3-1.
  5A: Wood fell to Upper Moreland, 2-0.
  4A: Bonner-Prendie fell to West York, 7-3.
  3A: Conwell-Egan vs. Oley Valley was suspended after one-half inning. OV leads, 2-0. To be completed
Wednesday, 4 p.m., at Wood.
  2A: Neumann-Goretti vs. Dock Mennonite was postponed. Will be played tomorrow, 4 p.m., at Wood. 

  Best wishes going forward to former
McDevitt star/assistant Colin Leach, who's now coaching the O-line at Cheltenham.

 
**Click here for the first draft of the 2017 Catholic League Master Football Schedule. Thanks to Jim King, who assigns the officials, for providing it. If you can fill in any blanks . . . tedtee307@yahoo.com. Thank you.**
 
Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit. Click here. (Inter-Ac points scored by the First Family of City Football, the Persons)
 
**Inter-Ac basketball has included the same six schools since the 1968-69 season. Click here for individual I-A scoring for Malvern Prep
over the last 49 seasons.**
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

June 4
 
This Bonner/B-P page, this Lansdale Catholic page, this McDevitt page and this La Salle page have been updated with playoff scoring. (The CL pages will be updated little by little, as time permits.)
  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Rick Bernardo. Rick, who passed away recently, was a first team All-Public quarterback for Northeast in 1973. His dad, Bill, was his coach. RIP, Rick. 
  In lacrosse yesterday, La Salle, the CL champ, fell to Central Bucks East, 8-6, in a PIAA Class 3A quarterfinal. Click here for Ace's story.
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

June 3
  In 1980, Mark Singer was a first team All-Catholic pitcher for
Judge. Now his son, Jeff, is making closer waves in the Phillies' farm system. Click here for Ed Barkowitz' story.
 
Click here for Jonathan Vander Lugt's Chestnut Hill Local story on Penn Charter's memorable baseball season.

  Tiiiiime for a baseball Tedbit. Click here. (A guy with a perfect baseball name is now on the frosh A-C list)
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

June 2
  Five CL teams will play Monday in the first round of the state playoffs. Click here for the details (bottom of that page).
  Click here for a story (and more) about
Penn Charter's third consecutive state softball championship.
  Tiiiiime for a baseball Tedbit. Click here. (The CL now owns a 25-2 record in modern-era CTs and the average victory margin is still substantial)
  **Randy Seidman is back! Click here for his Hometown Philly College Baseball Championship Report. Thanks, Randy!**
 
Ted Taylor is now in his **42nd year** of writing hobby columns. Click here for his latest offering. Thanks, Ted!
  Click here for Huck's Song of the Day.

June 1
  City Title recaps are
here. (Thanks to all providers of info!)
  In City Titles . . .
  6A: Frankford 9, SJ Prep 7
  5A: Wood 11, Franklin Towne 0 (5 inn.)
  4A: Bonner-Prendie 7, Esperanza 1
  3A: Conwell-Egan 12, Science Leadership 2
  2A: Neumann-Goretti 8, MaST Charter 4
  Click
here to see the Pennsylvania roster for the Big 33 football game, set for June 17, 7 p.m., at Central Dauphin Middle School.
  Tiiiiime for a baseball Tedbit. Click here. (Winning lefties in Catholic League finals, 1976-2017)
 
**Inter-Ac basketball has included the same six schools since the 1968-69 season. Click here for individual I-A scoring for Episcopal Academy over the last 49 seasons.**

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

May 31
  Schedule note: SJ Prep's opponent in the 6A City Title will be Frankford, which today beat Olney for the Pub crown.
  Congrats to
Penn Charter product Chris Albright, who has been nominated for the National Soccer Hall of Fame. Click here. (Chris was also a quality kicker at PC.)
  Tiiiiime for a baseball Tedbit. Click here. (It's niiiice to be a
Nardini)

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.
  **Note from Ted: Sorry for today's delay. I was unable to make updates because of a technical issue. Thanks to Ed Gleason, of Frontline, for his help!**

May 30
  Tiiiiime for a baseball Tedbit. Click here. (Starters breakdown for
Neumann-Goretti's six CL champs, 2009-17)
 
**Inter-Ac basketball has included the same six schools since the 1968-69 season. Click here for individual I-A scoring for Chestnut Hill/SCH Academy over the last 49 seasons.**
 
All five baseball City Titles are scheduled for Thursday. Click here for the details (bottom of that page).
  Click here for The Wife's Song of the Day.

May 29
  It's
Memorial Day . . . Remember those who have sacrificed.
  Tiiiiime for a baseball Tedbit. Click here. (Bill "Babs" Haines "kneeds" to be praised - smile)
  Check out the video of this all-time whiff. Click
here
.
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day. 

May 28
  Click here for Mike Jensen's story on Jacob "The Voice" Schwartz.
  Tiiiiime for a baseball Tedbit. Click here. (Some father/son CL history . . . and Zoom is part of it)
  Recap of the CL final is
here.
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day. (For the coach of
N-G's CL baseball champs . . . Mike "Zoom" Zolk Jr.)

May 27
  Malvern beat SCH Academy, 9-2, for the PAISAA crown.
 
**Under first-year coach Mike "Zoom" Zolk Jr., Neumann-Goretti beat Wood, 6-4, for its second consecutive Catholic League championship and third in four years.**
  In a PAISAA semifinal . . .
 
Penn Charter fell to SCH Academy, 9-5, thus finishing the season at 25-2. Stats are here. Ted's report is posted. Pics here.
  **Randy Seidman is back! Click here for his Hometown Philly College Baseball Update. Plus all home runs. Thanks, Randy!**
 
**Lansdale Catholic joined the Catholic League for basketball in the 2008-09 season. Click here for individual CL scoring over the last nine seasons.**
  Schedule note: Today's other PAISAA semi will feature Malvern vs. Haverford School at 4 p.m. at Upper Perkiomen High.
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

May 26
  Schedule note: Tomorrow's PAISAA semifinal featuring PC vs. SCH Academy will be played at 4 p.m. at
The Perkiomen School.
 
Click here for a pic of Penn Charter's spring sports honorees, as snapped by John Burkhart. Thanks!
  Congrats to
'90 Roman grad Aurelius "Tony/Cous" Cousar, who has received the Thomas E. Cahill Award for his relentless support of the school. Very nice, Cous!
  The Catholic League baseball final -- Wood vs. N-G -- will be played tomorrow, noon, at Immaculata University.
  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit. Click here. (Top 25 scorers in Catholic League regular season history)
 
**St. Joseph's Prep joined the Catholic League for basketball in the 1919-20  season. Click here for individual CL scoring over the last 68 seasons.**

  Click here for Huck's Song of the Day.

May 25
  Click
here for: Never Know Where You'll See Former Egan Basketball Star Brian Townsend ('74) . . . And He's With a First-Magnitude Baseball Star!
 
Congrats to Dawn Staley (Dobbins) and John Chaney (Franklin), who have won major Wanamaker Awards!
 
Congrats to Shaurn Thomas, who was recently released from prison after serving 24 years for a wrongful murder conviction. His brother, Omar, was a first team All-City basketball player for Strawberry Mansion in 2000 and still plays overseas.
  Tiiiiime for a baseball Tedbit. Click here. (Shutouts in CL semifinals, 1973-2017)
  In other PAISAA quarterfinals yesterday . . . SCH Academy beat Episcopal, 4-3, and Haverford School beat Shipley, 2-1. Malvern-Friends' Central is scheduled for today. Hmmmm.
  Last night, La Salle beat Gratz in a D-12 lacrosse playoff. The teams then focused on brotherhood and respect. Click
here for a pic, as snapped by La Salle AD Joe Parisi. Thanks!
 
Haverford School baseball coach Bob Castell is now in the 400 Club. Click here for a pic.

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

May 24
  Recaps of CL semis are
here.
  Click
here for: Joltin' Joey.
 
Click here for: UP and Adam.
  In a PAISAA quarterfinal . . .
  Penn Charter beat Germantown Academy, 6-3. Stats are here. Ted's report is posted. Pics
here. Starting lineup is here. Pics of seniors (final home game, with IDs) is here. Large version (no IDs) is here.
  In the Catholic League semis . . .
  Wood beat SJ Prep, 7-0, and Neumann-Goretti beat Ryan, 4-0.
  SFBN will broadcast today's CL softball championship game between St. Hubert and Bonner-Prendie (4 o'clock at Arcadia). Click here.
  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit. Click here. (Scoring numbers, 1950 on up, for Catholic League guys who advanced to the NFL . . . This is also posted as a football Tedbit
here.)
 
**Archbishop Wood joined the Catholic League for basketball in the 1966-67 season. Click here for individual CL scoring in all 51 seasons.**

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day. (The best song you've never heard)

May 23
  Click here for the Coaches' All-Inter-Ac Baseball Team and special congrats to the MVP,
PC P-1B Joey Lancellotti.
 
Schedule note: Penn Charter's baseball quarterfinal (vs. visiting Gtn. Academy) in the PAISAA Tournament will be played tomorrow at 4 p.m. (not Thursday as originally scheduled).
  Click
here for: By the Grace of the 1-0 Gods.
  Click
here for: Let the Celebration Begin!

 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for: Softball vs. Notre Dame in PAISAA Tournament.
  Yesterday, La Salle beat SJ Prep, 13-3, for the CL lacrosse crown. Click here for Ace's story. And here for the updated historical page.
 
St. James hoops all-timer Donny Dodds ('78) has a new job. Click here for a pic with explanation. Good luck, Donny, and thanks to Dave Burman!
 
Tiiiiime for a football Tedbit. Click here. (Stats for PC passers in City All-Star Game)
 
Did you realize? . . . All four teams in tomorrow's Catholic League baseball semis will be coached by alums -- Neumann-Goretti (Mike "Zoom" Zolk), Ryan (Nick Chichilitti), SJ Prep (Joe Falcone) and Wood (Jim DiGuiseppe Jr.)

  Click here for The Wife's Song of the Day.

May 22
 Football note:
Haverford School needs a game for Labor Day weekend. Contact coach Michael Murphy at mmurphy@haverford.org.
 
Click here for: Abby Makes the Taggy.
 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for: Softball vs. Shipley in PAISAA Tournament.
  Congrats to King's College WR
Mike Palmer (Ryan) (just graduated with degree in broadcasting/mass media communications), who recently received a nice award! Click here.
 
Click here for: Legends Still in the Game.
  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit.
Click here. (A look at Carroll's 1980 team, which had just seven CL scorers)
 
**Cardinal Dougherty joined the Catholic League for basketball in the 1957-58 season. It closed in 2010. Click here for individual CL scoring in all 53 seasons.**

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

May 21
 
Schedule for Wednesday's CL semis . . . Wood vs. SJ Prep, 4 p.m., at La Salle High's Ward Field; Ryan vs. Neumann-Goretti, 4 p.m., at the new Ashburn Field in South Philly's FDR Park. Thanks to Gene Otto for providing these details.
  Congrats to former
O'Hara baseball coach Bill Dugan, who recently received the CL coaches' 2017 Honorary Coach Award! Click here for a pic, as supplied by Wood coach Jim DiGuiseppe Jr.
  Tiiiiime for a baseball Tedbit. Click here. (The CL quarterfinals produced a first)
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day. (
PC coaches David Miller, baseball, and Steve Bonnie/Bryan Skelly, track, need to sing this to their seniors . . . )

May 20
 
Non-Public beat Public, 33-12, in the 43rd annual City All-Star Football Game. Boxscore is now posted here. Thanks to Ed "Huck" Palmer.
 
Click here for: Never Know What a Kid Will Bring to a Track Meet.
  Winners in CL baseball playoffs . . . (All recaps
here - thanks to all who provided info!)
  First round -- O'Hara and Judge.
  Quarterfinals -- SJ Prep, Wood, Ryan and N-G.
  In the PAISAA Track Championships . . .
  The winners were
Penn Charter (boys) and Hill School (girls). Click here for pics prior to 1 p.m. and here for pics after 1 p.m. (all schools included). Click here for results, as tabulated by Lex Mercado of Lexicon Timing. And here for the Pa. Mile Split site. PC celebration pic here.
 
The City All-Star Football Game will be streamed here (5 o'clock start).
 
The schedule for today's CL baseball first round and quarterfinal playoffs can be found at the bottom of this page.
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

May 19
  Baseball recap is
here.
  Click
here for the updated standings.

 
Penn Charter (23-1) today beat Germantown Friends, 14-3, in five innings. Stats are posted here and overall stats are updated.
 
Click here for Joe Mason's story on Judge sr. lineman Dom Carey, who will be playing in tomorrow's City All-Star Football Game.
 
Best wishes to Jim Fenerty, who is completing his 23rd and final year as Germantown Academy's athletic director. He will now work with college counseling while continuing to coach the basketball team.
 
Tiiiiime for a baseball Tedbit. Click here. (PC's pitchers have posted 38 consecutive scoreless innings) . . . UPDATE: The streak ended in the first inning of today's game vs. Germantown Friends.  
 
**Roman Catholic joined the Catholic League for basketball in the 1919-20  season. Click here for individual CL scoring over the last 68 seasons.**
  ***A
Penn Charter duo has won a nice award. Click here for a pic and explanation.***
  Click here for Huck's Song of the Day.

May 18
  Click
here for: Love for Lewie.
  Baseball recap is
here.
  Click
here for the updated standings.

  Outright champ Penn Charter beat Germantown Academy, 17-0, in four innings, to finish 9-1 in Inter-Ac play. Sr. RH Joey Lancellotti achieved perfection. Stats are here. Ted's report is posted. Pics
here (Senior Day festivities at end of set). Click here for large pic of seniors and parents. And here for today's starting lineup.

  Sports Fan Base Network will broadcast the semis and final in the Inter-Ac Lacrosse Challenge. Click here.
  Tiiiiime for a baseball Tedbit. Click here. (Repeating is NOT easy)
  **Randy Seidman is back! Click here for his Hometown Philly College Baseball Status Report. Plus all home runs. Thanks, Randy!**
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day. (We're in the middle of one)

May 17
 
***Click here for the Coaches' All-Catholic Baseball Team and special congrats to all major honorees!***
 
Baseball recap is
here.
  Click
here for the updated standings.

  Click here for Owen McCue's story on
O'Hara track star Olivia Arizin . . . and, yes, she's part of THAT wonderful family.
 
West Catholic product Pat Taggart, a quality mid-'90s kicker, is ready to debut an unusual film documentary. Click here for a story. Pat is scheduled to appear tomorrow at 8:30 on WIP with Angelo Cataldi.
 
Click here for: Easy Out, Coming Right Up.
 
Click here for: Never Know What Gets Some Guys Excited.
 
Click here for: Belly Flops Are Not Limited to Swimming Pools.
 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for: JV baseball vs. Judge. Judge team pic here.
  Congrats to
SJ Prep product Jimmy Martelli, son of you-know-who. He's now the director of basketball operations at Virginia Commonwealth.
  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit. Click here. (
E&S product Will Chavis, new coach at McDevitt, owns the top spot on a special fill-it-up list)
 
Gtn. Academy jr. LB Tanner Long will play college football at Penn.
  **Bishop Kenrick (later Kennedy-Kenrick) joined the Catholic League for basketball in the 1963-64 season. It closed in 2010. Click
here
for individual CL scoring in all 47 seasons.**
  A note from Gene Otto, who assigns umps for all three levels of games in the Catholic/Inter-Ac leagues . . . This spring he has been forced to reschedule 256 games due to crappy weather.
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

May 16
  Baseball recap is
here.
  Click
here for the updated standings.
  In a non-league game,
Penn Charter beat Judge, 10-0, in six innings, to post its fifth consecutive shutout. The shutout streak stands at 34 innings. Click here for today's stats.
  Congrats to former
Engineering & Science star Will Chavis, a second team All-City honoree in 1998! He's McDevitt's new basketball coach. Today's Tedbit has been updated. Click here.
 
Click here for: Reaching the Brendan the Line.
 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for: Girls lacrosse (Senior Day; large pic here) vs. Episcopal, baseball vs. Judge.
  Click here for the brackets for the upcoming Pa. Indy Schools Baseball Tournament.
 
Congrats to MaST Charter sr. Matt Carter, who recently collected his 100th career hit. He also topped 1,000 career points in basketball and will play both sports at Gwynedd Mercy. His frosh sister, Kait, is a budding basketball star at Penn Charter and his dad, Joe, was the sixth man for North Catholic's 1993 CL finalists. Click here for a pic (Matt with his grandmother).
 
Congrats to former Judge star (and former Penn Charter assistant) Ryan Nase, who's now the football coach at Cheltenham.
  Bryan Caver, who played his high school/college basketball at the ol' McCorristin Catholic (suburbs of Trenton, NJ) and Seton Hall, is
Conwell-Egan's new basketball coach. Click here for a Tedbit.
  Tiiiiime for a baseball Tedbit. Click here. (Inter-Ac/Catholic schools with baseball/track titles in same year, 1958-2017)
  The Catholic League standings are
here and there's an explanation on how the three-way tie for first was broken. . . The tentative schedule for Saturday's first round and quarterfinal games can be found at the bottom of this page.

  Click
here for a large pic of PC's track champs.
  Click here for The Wife's Song of the Day.

May 15
 
La Salle (boys) and O'Hara (girls) are the CL track champs. Click here for the results and here for a recap. **The files on this overall Catholic League track page have been updated through today's competition.** Click here (O'Hara) and here (La Salle) for team pics. Thanks to Steve Haug!
  Penn Charter beat Central Bucks South, 7-0, in a non-league game. Click here for the stats.
  Click
here for: Bonnie Gets Hit With an Ocean. (And here are the ringleaders -- ha ha)
 
Click here for: Kyle Takes a Leap Down the Record Aisle.
  **The files on this overall Inter-Ac and (PC specific) track page have been updated through today's competition.**
  Click
here for the updated standings.
  Today's CL baseball scores are here.
  In the Inter-Ac Track Championships . . .
  The winners were
Penn Charter (boys) and Notre Dame (girls). Click here for pics of morning field events and here for pics of afternoon running events (all schools included). Click here for results, as tabulated by Lex Mercado of Lexicon Timing. And here for the Pa. Mile Split site.
  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit.
Click here. (Roman's basketball team had WHAT in the early 1950s?!?!)
 
**Edison recently held its annual alumni basketball game, now dedicated to the memory of long-time coach Howard Ratinoff. Click here for a pic with IDs. Thanks to Jermaine Tabb!**
  **Cardinal O'Hara joined the Catholic League for basketball in the 1964-65 season. Click
here
for individual CL scoring in all 53 seasons.**
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day. (Picked with Tedbit in mind)

May 14
  Click here for Mike Jensen's story on Philly hoops go-getter Charles "Shoob" Monroe.
  Tiiiiime for a baseball Tedbit. Click here. (What are the chances? I'm thinking one in a million)
  Three "Our Guys" recently pitched for Pitt in the same game --
Judge's Dan Hammer, Penn Charter's TJ Pagan and Bonner-Prendie's Dan Furman. Click here for the boxscore.
 
** Happy Mother's Day!!**
 
Click here for Ted's Song of the Day. (Automatic choice.)

May 13
  Tiiiiime for a baseball Tedbit. Click here. (Detailed breakdown of runs allowed and shutouts for outright Inter-Ac champs in this century)
 
Penn Charter sr. Harold Anderson, who's bound for Penn, is MUCH more than a multi-sport athlete. Click here for Ace's story.
  Schedule note: The Inter-Ac track finals have been pushed back to Monday, 10 a.m. start, at Penn Charter.
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

May 12
  Click
here for: Never Know Where You'll See Matt Gormans.
  Baseball recaps are
here.
  Click
here for the updated standings.

 
Penn Charter beat Germantown Academy, 9-0, to clinch the Inter-Ac championship at 8-1 with one game remaining. Stats are here. Ted's report is posted. Pics here. Starters here. Entire team here (large version).
 
Ted Taylor is now in his **42nd year** of writing hobby columns. Click here for his latest offering. Thanks, Ted!
 
**Conwell-Egan (nee Bishop Egan) joined the Catholic League for basketball in the 1963-64 season. Click here for individual CL scoring in all 54 seasons.**
  Click here for Huck's Song of the Day. (Stevie's birthday is tomorrow. Need to pay tribute.)

May 11
 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for: A few pics from baseball practice, Inter-Ac League track champs trials (all schools). Results are here via http://pa.milesplit.com/.
  Click here for Mike Kern's deep story on the struggles experienced by former Southern/Temple basketball star Nate Blackwell.

  Tiiiiime for a baseball Tedbit. Click here. (One bracket remains in the CL regular season and things are STILL crazy)
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

May 10
  Baseball recaps are
here.
  Click
here for the updated standings.

  **Click
here for a pic of two PC softball seniors and here for a pic of two more.**
 
Click here for: Celena on the Scena.
 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for: Softball vs. Notre Dame.
 
Major thanks to John Mooney (St. James) and Brother Jim Williams (Judge), who have worked hard behind the scenes to provide missing first names for the CL scoring lists.
  Nugget: The Wife and I just had breakfast at McDonald's. A father and daughter were nearby. She was no more than 7 or 8. Here's what she said: "I love these pancakes! They symbolize McDonald's!"
  Tiiiiime for a baseball Tedbit. Click here. (The MLB record for most runners left on a base in a nine-inning shutout is . . . )
 
**Archbishop Carroll joined the Catholic League for basketball in the 1968-69 season. Click here
for individual CL scoring in all 49 seasons.**
  **Randy Seidman is back! Click here for his next group of Hometown Philly Awards for the 2017 college baseball season. Plus all home runs. Thanks, Randy!**
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

May 9
 
La Salle product Steve Smith is transferring from Fairfield to West Chester for his final college basketball season.
  Baseball recaps are
here.
  Click
here for the updated standings.

  Click
here for: Let's Hug It Out!
 
Click here for: Tag in Plenty of Time.
 
Click here for: Sammy's Steamin'.
 
Click here for: Gavin Brings Down the Gavel.
  ***Jr. RH Aidan "Curly" Frye pitched a no-hitter (5 Ks, 2 BBs) as SCH Academy beat Episcopal, 6-0. He's now on this list.***
 
Penn Charter beat Malvern, 1-0, as sr. RH Joey Lancellotti went the distance and sr. 1B Alex Cohen plated the run in the visiting seventh with a sac fly. Stats are here. Ted's report is posted. Pics here.
 
Mik Kilgore, who played basketball at West Philadelphia (first team All-City in '88), and Temple, has earned his college degree. Click here for Marc Narducci's story.
 
UFC lightweight Eddie Alvarez (North Catholic) is ready to bounce back. Click here for Ed Barkowitz' story.
  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit. Click here. (Top 10 "Our Guys" scorers in NBA/ABA regular season play.
Kyle's in the house!)

  Click here for The Wife's Song of the Day.

May 8
  Baseball recaps are
here.
  Click
here for the updated standings.

  Schedule note: Wednesday's O'Hara at Judge game will start at
7.
 
Click here for: For Goodness Jake!
 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for: Boys tennis vs. Shipley (warmups), middle school JV baseball vs. Shipley, softball vs. Agnes Irwin.
  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit.
Click here. (Updated list of top "Our Guys" scorers in NBA playoffs; Kyle Lowry moves up)
 
**Father Judge joined the Catholic League for basketball in the 1955-56 season. Click here
for individual CL scoring in all 62 seasons.**
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

May 7
  Note from Ted: Some recent issues regarding missing/incomplete files have been fixed. Schedules, results, recaps, Tedbits, etc., should be up to date. Sorry for the frustration.
  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit. Click here. (The Top 20 CL regular season scorers from the eight schools posted so far)
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day. 

May 6
  **Click
here for a pic of former Penn Charter baseball coach Rick Mellor and some of his former players/co-workers.**
  **Randy Seidman is back! Click here for his next group of Hometown Philly Awards for the 2017 college baseball season. Plus all home runs. Thanks, Randy!**
  In lacrosse yesterday, Haverford School beat Penn Charter, 14-10. Click here for Ace's story.
  Mo'ne Davis, of national Taney Dragons fame, is now a soph at
SCH Academy. Click here for Owen McCue's update story.
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

May 5
  There has been a change to part of
Penn Charter's plan to honor former baseball coach Rick Mellor. Please click here.
 
Click here for: The Leaning Tower of Luke-a.
 
Click here for: Ohhhh, maaan!!!!!
 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for: Ceremony to unveil the touchstone honoring the memory of lacrosse star Peter Ortale ('83), who died in 9/11 (pic with family members and then-coach Joe Perrott is here) and pic of inscription on the memorial is here); boys varsity lacrosse vs. Haverford School.
 
Congrats to Phillies chairman David Montgomery (Penn Charter '64), who was honored yesterday by the Boys & Girls Clubs! Click here for Paul Hagen's story.
 
O'Hara sr. G Jaye'Lyn Peebles will play college basketball at Gwynedd Mercy.
  Tiiiiime for a baseball Tedbit. Click here. (This season,
Ryan should ditch Raiders in favor of Cliffhangers)
 
**St. Thomas More, at 47th & Wyalusing, in West Philly, joined the Catholic League for basketball in the 1937-38 season and closed in 1975. Click here
for individual CL scoring in 26 seasons from 1950 through 1975.**
  Click here for Huck's Song of the Day.

May 4
  Click
here for: I've Got This, Dude.
 
Click here for: No Ump Wants to be Guilty of Interference.
 
Click here for: So Nice He Did It Twice.
  Baseball recaps are
here.
  Click
here for the updated standings.

  Penn Charter beat Haverford School, 6-0, as sr. LH Brendan "Chooch" Cellucci spun a one-hitter and received outta-here support from sr. 1B Joey Lancellotti (two) and soph Sammy Siani (one). Stats are
here. Ted's report is posted. Pics here.
  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Mike O'Leary. Mike, star linebacker for Roman's 1999 Catholic Red champs, passed away suddenly yesterday. RIP, Mike.
 
Neumann-Goretti's Patrick Banning suffered a broken leg in the first game of his senior season. After rebounding at Valley Forge, he's headed for Robert Morris. Click here for Ed Barkowitz' story.
  Schedule note: Penn Charter at Haverford School has been moved from tomorrow to
today (4 o'clock). Ditto for Germantown Academy at Episcopal.

  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit. Click here. (Fifty years ago, five specific guys were members of La Salle College's basketball team. And then . . . )
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day. (Love this one. Plus, the lead singer, known professionally as Ron Tyson, later became a replacement Temptation and his sons, Damion and Ryan Presson, were basketball stars for McDevitt.)

May 3
 
Prep Charter products Marcus and Markieff Morris are identical twins, even down to their tats. So . . . Conspiracy time? Click here and/or here.
  Baseball recaps are
here.
  Click
here for the updated standings.

  Click
here for: They Gave It Their Best Shot.
 
Click here for: Made in the Shades.
 
Click here for: Those Penn Charter Kids Sure Can Tear the Cover Off the Baseball.
 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for: middle school JV baseball (pregame), boys/girls high school track vs. Germantown Academy.
 
Tiiiiime for a baseball Tedbit. Click here. (Breakdown on SCH Academy's now-ended, 10-game winning streak vs. PC)
  West Catholic has been part of Catholic League basketball since the first season in 1919-20. Click
here
for individual CL scoring for all seasons from 1950 on up.**

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

May 2
  Click
here for: For Whom the Pell Tolls.
 
Click here for: Never Can Have Enough Captains (smile).
 
Click here for: A Leap of Fielding Faith.
  Baseball recaps are
here.
  Click
here for the updated standings.

  Penn Charter beat SCH Academy, 5-3. Stats are
here. Ted's report is posted. Pics here.

  Tiiiiime for a baseball Tedbit. Click here. (Quite uncommon: A day with two CL shutouts with very low scores)
  **Click here for rosters/schedule for all three divisions in the legendary Narberth Basketball League. Thanks, as always, to Mike Herron for his hustle!**
  Click here for The Wife's Song of the Day.

May 1
 
La Salle snagged its 11th consecutive CL tennis title. Click here for a recap. And here for a pic, as supplied by Steve Haug. Thanks!
 
Click
here for the updated standings.
  Baseball recaps are
here.

  *
*Click here for rosters for the 43rd annual City All-Star Football Game, set for May 20, 5 p.m., at Northeast. Thanks to Brian Fluck for providing them!**
  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit.
Click here. (North Catholic's 10 coolest surnames, 1950-2010)
 
**North Catholic joined the Catholic League for basketball in the 1927-28 season and closed in 2010. Click here for individual CL scoring in 61 seasons from 1950 through 2010.**

  Tiiiiime for a baseball Tedbit. Click here. (Grand slams by Catholic/Inter-Ac guys in this decade)
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

April 30
  In alumni basketball,
Edison beat Mastbaum, 96-78, thanks to Tyrone Forrest (25 points), Steve Martin (23) and Joe Jefferson (13). The Owls dedicated the win to the memory of beloved coach Howard Ratinoff, who passed away last April. Thanks to Jermaine Tabb ('94) for this info.
 
Tiiiiime for a football Tedbit. Click here. ("Our Guys" draftees within the Top 150, 1974-2017 . . . Jordan Morgan made it)
 
Here's a big-time oddity . . . Jordan Morgan was drafted yesterday by the Bears. Nicknames for his high school team (Germantown) and college team (Kutztown)? Bears and Bears again!   
  **Congrats to
Wood product Colin Thompson (TE for Temple), who has signed a free agent contract with the New York Giants!**
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

April 29
  Baseball recap is
here. 
  Click
here for the updated standings.

  **Congrats to Kutztown G Jordan Morgan (student at
Parkway Northwest; played one season, very sparingly, for now-closed Germantown via a cooperative sponsorship), who was drafted in the fifth round (No. 147) by the Chicago Bears! His accomplishment has now been added to this list.**
  Schedule note: The starting time for today's Wood at La Salle game has been moved back to 3 p.m.
 
Tiiiiime for a baseball Tedbit. Click here. (PC's Brendan "Chooch" Cellucci and Matt Gorman sniff rare air)
  Click
here
for video of a VERY special moment. It took place yesterday before La Salle played a lacrosse game vs. DeMatha (MD) in The Fallen Heroes Classic, honoring the memory of Travis Manion and Brendan Looney.
  
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day. (Did your mom or grandmom attend the old West Catholic Girls High? She might be sitting with Dick Clark at the start of this video, shot at the ol' Channel 6 studio.)

April 28
  Click
here for: We See Ya, Isaiah.
 
Click here for: Can't Quite Lance It.
 
Click here for: Safe in a Mini-Cloud of Dust.
  Baseball recaps are
here. 
  Click
here for the updated standings.

  Penn Charter beat Episcopal, 5-2. Stats are
here. Ted's report is posted. Pics here.
 
West Catholic product Albie Crosby is Neumann-Goretti's new football coach.
 
Congrats to Holy Ghost Prep rower Zach Geiser, who has earned a partial scholarship to La Salle. His dad, Ken, is the baseball coach and athletic director at Washington. Click here for a pic.
  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit. Click here. (NOT ordinary Joes . . . First team All-Catholic honorees named Joe, 1950-2017)
 
**La Salle was part of the Catholic League in the initial basketball season in 1919-20. It has been there since, except for the 1922-1923 and 1929-34 seasons. Click here for individual CL scoring for all seasons from 1950 on up.**

  Click here for Huck's Song of the Day.

April 27
  Click
here for the updated standings.
  Click
here for: On the Hunt for a New Activity.
 
Click here for: Enjoyment to the Max.
 
Click here for: Home Is Available and Jakes Takes It.
 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for: Boys MS tennis vs. Malvern (warmups), MS baseball vs. Episcopal, boys MS lacrosse vs. Malvern, boys MS track vs. Haverford School (girls also ran), girls varsity/JV lacrosse vs. Little Flower.
 
Local basketball ref Bob "Notre Dame Harvey" Sumner is ND's biggest fan. Click here for a pic that shows him with star football lineman Mike McGlinchey, a Penn Charter product.
 
**Ss. Neumann-Goretti, formerly Southeast Catholic, Bishop Neumann and St. John Neumann, joined the Catholic League for basketball in the 1935-36 season. Click here for individual CL scoring for all seasons from 1950 on up.**

  Click here for preview/photos of next month's City All-Star Football Game via Sports Fan Base Network.
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

April 26
  Baseball recaps are
here. 
  Click
here for the updated standings.

  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit. Click here. (
Wood has come a lonnnnng way, baby. Details of a lengthy losing streak)
  Former Mastbaum star Chafie Fields, now a prominent NFL agent, this morning made an appearance on Fox29.

   **Randy Seidman is back! Click here for his next group of Hometown Philly Awards for the 2017 college baseball season. Plus all home runs. Thanks, Randy!**
  In lacrosse yesterday, Penn Charter beat Germantown Academy, 12-4, as sr. Dylan Schwartz mixed three goals with four assists. Click here for Ace's story.
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

April 25
 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for: Girls lacrosse vs. Agnes Irwin.
 
**St. James, in Chester, joined the Catholic League for basketball in the 1941-42 season and closed in 1993. Click here for individual CL scoring in 44 seasons from 1950 through 1993.**
  Mark "Frog" Carfagno and his crew yesterday made a special
Dick Allen presentation to students at Roman Catholic. Click here for a pic of Frog and here for one of teacher John Miller.
  Tiiiiime for a baseball Tedbit. Click here. (
N-G soph RH Joe Messina deals La Salle a very rare blow)

  Click here for The Wife's Song of the Day.

April 24
  Baseball recaps are
here. 
  Click
here for the updated standings.

 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for: middle school girls vs. SCH Academy in varsity lacrosse, varsity softball, JV lacrosse.
 
**Bonner/B-P joined the Catholic League for basketball in the 1955-56 season. Click here for individual CL scoring in all 62 seasons.**
  Click here for a moving story by former
PC baseball player Peter Kashatus ('15).

  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit. Click here. (CL coaches with the longest straight-through stints)
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

April 23
  Click here for a story by
Zach Berman (Germantown Academy) on NFL draft expert Mike Mayock (Haverford School).
  Click here for Mike Jensen's story on NBA twins
Marcus and Markieff Morris (Prep Charter).
 
Washington product Shareef Miller starred at DE yesterday in Penn State's Blue-White game. Click here for Joe Juliano's story.
  There's a movement to make the PIAA's transfer rules much tougher. Click here. . . . They wanted to do that in New Jersey, too. Click here to see what happened.

  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit. Click here. ("Our Guys" Little Big Man and Sportsmanship awards in 2000s)
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

April 22
 
SJ Prep is the Catholic League crew champ. Click here for a review and photo. Thanks to Steve Haug.
 
**The Whiz Kids Baseball advertisement (see above) has been updated with tryout information for players ages 12 to 17.**
 
Tiiiiime for a baseball Tedbit. Click here. (In two categories, PC's Joey Lancellotti owns Pitcher of the Year kinda stats)

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

April 21
  Baseball recaps are
here. 
  Click
here for the updated standings.

  Click
here for: Let the Soaring Begin! . . . And here for: Let It Continue!
 
Penn Charter beat Malvern, 1-0, as sr. RH Joey Lancellotti struck out 12 in a five-hitter. Stats are here. Ted's report is posted. Pics here.

  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit. Click here. (Two guys have joined the Donofrio title-game points list)
  Click here for Huck's Song of the Day.

April 20
  Baseball recaps are
here. 
  Click
here for the updated standings.

  Click
here for: When Penn Charter's Girls Lacrosse Team Needs a Goal, Senior Macaul Mellor Is Not One to Wilt.
 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for: MS softball vs. Shipley, MS JV boys lacrosse vs. Malvern, MS baseball vs. Malvern, MS varsity lacrosse vs. Malvern (some more softball pics) . . .

  Yesterday, Roman beat Ryan, 4-2. Click here for Corey Sharp's story.
  Tiiiiime for a baseball Tedbit. Click here. (As the kids would say, this is cra-cra)
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

April 19
  Baseball recaps are
here. 
  Click
here for the updated standings.

 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for: Middle school boys lacrosse vs. Shipley, boys tennis vs. Gtn. Friends (warmups), softball vs. Hill School, girls track vs. SCH Academy and Baldwin.
 
**Ryan joined the Catholic League for basketball in the 1968 season. Click here for individual CL scoring in all 50 seasons.**
  Yesterday, Penn Charter beat Haverford School in lacrosse for the first time since 2003. Click here for John Knebels' story.
  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit. Click here. (
Imhotep's Daron Russell earns a spot on the list of "Our Guys" Donofrio MVPs)

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

April 18
  Click
here for: Time for a Submariner.
  Click
here for the updated standings.
  Baseball recaps are
here.
 
  In the Donofrio Classic final . . .
  Team Philly beat Raw Sports, 130-84, as Imhotep's Daron Russell (33) and Ryan's Izaiah Brockington (22) led the way. This page has been updated with box/details/all-tourney/award winners. Thanks to all helpers!
  Click
here for: Never Know Where You'll See Aaron "Ace" Carter.
 
Click here for: Never Know Where You'll See Collin Gillespie.
 
Penn Charter beat Haverford School, 14-6. Stats are here. Ted's report is posted. Pics here.
 
**Bonner/B-P joined the Catholic League for football in the 1956 season. Click here
for individual scoring in all 61 seasons.**
  **Randy Seidman is back! Click here for his next group of Hometown Philly Awards for the 2017 college baseball season. Plus all home runs. Thanks, Randy!**

  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit. Click here. (Former NBA ref Billy Oakes still holds the
SC/BN/SJN/N-G school record for points in one game, but . . . )
  Click here for The Wife's Song of the Day.

April 17
 
The winners in tonight's Donofrio semis were Team Philly and Raw Sports. Recaps
here via Twitter from @chickg3. Thanks! The final is tomorrow at 7:30.
  Welcome to our newest advertiser, Jim Reilly of Reilly Insulation. The ad can be found on the baseball recaps page
here. Thanks, Jim!
  Click
here for the updated standings.
  Baseball recaps are
here.
 
  Click here for Mike Jensen's story on Allen Rubin, the long-time Philly hoops talent evaluator.
  ***Former
PC baseball coach Rick Mellor will be honored next month. Click here for the details.***
 
Tiiiiime for a baseball Tedbit. Click here. (PC's Joey Lancellotti sniffs rare air)

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

April 16
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day (
Happy Easter!)

April 15
 
PC's TEAM PAGE has been updated with stats for today/overall.
  Click
here for: Foorrrre! . . . For Four. And here for: Outta Here Time Again.
 
Click here for: Taking a Dive . . . To Make the Catch.
 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for: Boys lacrosse vs. Carroll, baseball vs. SJ Prep.
  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit.
Click here. (Haverford School product Levan "Shawn / Shizz" Alston makes waves)
  Click here for Mike Jensen's story on Wilt's high school coach, Cecil Mosenson.

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

April 14
 
Changes could be coming to the football recruiting process. Click here for a story.
 
Episcopal's Gerald Henderson is now on this list of homegrown 76ers.
  In the Donofrio Classic semis on Monday . . . Team Philly vs. Just Clean It at 7 and Don Len vs. Raw Sports at 8:30. Lots of city leagues stars on three of the teams (not RS). The final: Tuesday, 7:30.
  Tiiiiime for a baseball Tedbit. Click here. (Another look at a VERY special Wednesday in Inter-Ac/Catholic play)
  Click here for Huck's Song of the Day.

April 13
 
Click here for Mike Jensen's story about the legendary Donofrio Classic, in Conshohocken.
  Click
here for: Already the Dean of Clutch Hits.
 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for: Qualifying competition for Penn Relays 4x100 middle school relays, MS baseball vs. SCH Academy.
  Tiiiiime for a baseball Tedbit. Click here. (
SCH Academy jr. RH Aidan "Curly" Frye is the king of tightrope walkers)

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

April 12
  Click
here for the updated standings.
 
O'Hara's Liam Nihill (7 innings) and SJ Prep's Colin Scanlon (5 innings) pitched no-hitters today. Now on this list.
 
Click here for: And This Is How It Ended . . .
 
Click here for: One Down, One to Go.
 
Click here for: Dandy by Danny.
 
Penn Charter fell to SCH Academy, 1-0, on a bases-loaded walk in the home seventh. Stats here. Ted's report is posted. Pics here.
 
Germantown Academy sr. G Cole Storm will play college basketball at Washington College.
 
Penn Charter baseball now has a Twitter page: @QuakersBaseball
  Schedule note: The 4/17 B-P at Judge game will start at
6 p.m.
  Click here for Ace's story on La Salle's 12-5 lacrosse win over Conestoga.
 
Tiiiiime for a baseball Tedbit. Click here. (Home CL night games are working out for Judge)

  **Randy Seidman is back! Click here for his next group of Hometown Philly Awards for the 2017 college baseball season. Plus all home runs. Thanks, Randy!**
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

April 11
  Via YouTube,
here is SFBN's telecast of the recent boys All-Star Labor Classic. And here is the girls game.
 
Click here for a story on how Matt Ryan handled Atlanta's loss in the Super Bowl.
  ***Summer is getting closer and Ocean City is ready. Click
here for pics of today's quick/enjoyable visit.***
 
**McDevitt joined the Catholic League for basketball in the 1963-64 season. Click here for individual CL scoring in all 54 seasons.**
  Click
here for: And the Race Is on . . .

  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit.
Click here. (Ryan's Matiss Kulackovskis earned a spot on a special list)

  Click here for The Wife's Song of the Day.

April 10
  Baseball recaps are
here.  
  Click
here for: Dean Takes a Not-Clean Hit.
 
Click here for: Chloe Can Jumpee.
 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for: Middle school baseball practice, MS boys JV/varsity lacrosse practice, MS boys tennis practice, MS girls varsity/JV lacrosse practice, MS softball practice, HS boys JV lacrosse vs. Radnor, HS varsity softball vs. Lansdale Catholic.
 
Click here for: Never Know Who'll Pose for a Pic in Front of the Great Wall of China.
 
Tiiiiime for a baseball Tedbit. Click here. (Neumann-Goretti's 0-2 CL start, in context)

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

April 9
 
Tiiiiime for a basketball Frogbit. Click here. (Final score and point totals in today's boys All-Star Labor Classic; look for March 30)
  In today's girls All-Star Labor Classic . . .
 
PC: Mireyah "Rey" Davis hit three FGs and went 3-for-4 at the line for nine points; Lexi Hnatkowsky hit two treys for six points.
 
In Washington yesterday, N-G coach Carl Arrigale steered the U.S. team to a 113-101 victory over the local all-stars in the Capital Classic. N-G's Dhamir "DaDa" Cosby-Roundtree shot 9-for-9 for 18 points and snagged MVP honors. Wood's Collin Gillespie added eight points, eight assists and four steals. Congrats, guys!
 
Wilt Chamberlain (Overbrook) was honored yesterday at the 76ers' new practice facility. Click here for Marc Narducci's story.
  Tiiiiime for a baseball Tedbit. Click here. (Current CL coaches who won CL champs as players)
  Team Stars & Stripes stormed to victory in China and
Episcopal's Kevin Daniel scored twice. Click here.

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

April 8
  Boxscores for
PC's baseball games today are
here. And season totals are updated.
  Click
here for: Up and Adam.
 
Click here for: She Has Mastered the Baseline Tag.
 
Click here for: Over and Dom.
 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for: Baseball vs. Bergen Catholic (NJ) and Caravel (DE), softball vs. Lawrenceville (NJ), conclusion of extra-inning game vs. Caravel.

  Tiiiiime for a baseball Tedbit. Click here. (High-K performances by Inter-Ac guys in this century)
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

April 7
  Click
here for: 94 MPH, Comin' Right at Ya.
  Click
here for: No License Needed for These Guns.
  Click
here for: Sammy's Safe.

  In an Inter-Ac opener, Penn Charter beat Episcopal, 11-1, in five innings, as sr. RH Joey Lancellotti twirled a one-hitter with 13 strikeouts. Stats
are here. Ted's report is posted. Pics here.

  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit. Click here. (2016-17 all-star team based on uniform numbers)
  Click here for Huck's Song of the Day.

April 6
  Click here for a story about
Dick Allen's chances of getting into the Hall of Fame.
  Tiiiiime for a baseball Tedbit. Click here. (Close CL margins)
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day. (My goal in life as a teenager: To somehow become a Drell -- ha ha)


April 5
 
Recaps on today's CL games are here.
 
Click here for: Oh, Mia My.
 
Click here for: Never Know Where You'll See Mo'ne Davis.
 
Click here for: An Eye for the Ball . . . Or Vice Versa.
 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for: Boys tennis vs. SJ Prep, softball vs. SCH Academy, girls track vs. Episcopal/Notre Dame. Softball team pic here.
  The Narberth Basketball League is seeking players -- seventh through 12th grade -- for the upcoming season. Contact director Dan Kazanicka at 610-667-1890.
 
Click here for Mike Jensen's latest Dawn Staley story.
 
**Welcome and thanks to our newest advertiser, National Scouting Report! The ad is on the left side of the homepage. The local contacts are Gary Silvers and Bob Ballay. Let them help you realize your dream of playing college sports.**

  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tombit. Click here. (Tom Taylor has nailed down scoring numbers for three more stars from the late '40s/early '50s. John Chaney is part of that crew)
  Tiiiiime for a baseball Tedbit. Click here. (Inter-Ac baseball players with football/basketball honors)
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

April 4
  Click
here for: We See Ya, Leah.
 
Click here for: On the Hunt for the Proper War-Paint Look.
 
Click here for: Not Everybody Obeys the Starter's Command.
 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for: Coed middle school track practice, girls lacrosse vs. SCH Academy.

  **Randy Seidman is back! Click here for his next group of Hometown Philly Awards for the 2017 college baseball season. Plus all home runs. Thanks, Randy!**
 
Click here for Penn Charter's individual scoring in Inter-Ac football games going back to 1887. Special lists included.
 
Tiiiiime for a baseball Tedbit. Click here. (CL baseball players with football/basketball honors)
  Click here for The Wife's Song of the Day.

April 3
 
Recaps on today's CL baseball openers are here.
  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tombit. Click here. (Tom Taylor has nailed down Ernie Beck's point total at West Catholic. Thanks, Tom!)
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day. 

April 2
  Congrats to
Dobbins all-timer Dawn Staley, who steered South Carolina to the NCAA women's championship!! Click here for Mel Greenberg's story.
 
Click here for: An Atta-Girl for Ava.
 
Click here for: Abby Sends One Up the Alley.
 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for: Softball vs. Nazareth Academy.
 
West Catholic product Jim Lynam is still going very hoops strong. Click here for Mike Jensen's story.

  Tiiiiime for a basketball Stevebit. Click here. (Steve Haug again breaks down the attendance for the CL finals)
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

April 1
  Best of luck to
Episcopal product James "Bruiser" Flint, the former basketball coach at Drexel. He's now an assistant at Indiana.
 
Episcopal football seniors Chris Rushton and Kevin Daniel are bound for China. Click here for Ace's story.
  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit. Click here. ("Out of Nowhere" Daily News All-City Players of the Year)
 
Carroll is ready to debut its new baseball field. Click here for a story and pics.

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

March 31
  Best wishes going forward to Sean Ryan, who has stepped down as
McDevitt's basketball coach.
  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Ruben Amaro Sr. Mr. Amaro, a former Phillies shortstop, passed away today at age 81. His sons, David and Ruben Jr., starred at Penn Charter. Jr., a former MLBer and the Phillies' GM, is now the first base coach for the Red Sox. RIP, sir. Click here for Frank Fitzpatrick's obit.
  Penn Charter wrapped up its perfect Florida visit by beating IMG Academy, of Bradenton (FL), 9-3. Stats
are here. Season totals also.
  SCH Academy's baseball roster is
here. Thanks!
 
Germantown Academy product Kiernan McCloskey has completed her basketball career at Lehigh and will be pursuing a master's degree in finance next year at Villanova. She has written a letter for Lehigh's website (click here) from her senior self to her freshman self. Great read for all, but especially for kids who are planning to play college sports. By the way, Kier's brother is named Kyle. Yes, THAT Kyle (smile).

  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit. Click here. (The All-City "power points" list is back . . . and two seniors own lofty spots)
  Click here for Huck's Song of the Day.

March 30
 
This list of All-City fathers/sons has been updated. (One family expanded - McCloskey. One makes its debut - Brockington.)
  The All-City guys have been added to the all-time lists here.
 
**Click here for Ace's DN All-City Team (three teams, some HMs) with profiles of the first team guys . . . and here for his All-Catholic & All-Public Teams.**
 
In Florida, Penn Charter beat South High (OH), 10-0, in six innings. Stats are here.
  **Schedule note: Tonight's Donofrio Classic games have been
postponed. They'll be played Monday night.** 
  In last night's McDonald's All-American Game, held in Chicago,
N-G's Quade Green had nine points, five rebounds and seven assists. Click here for the historical page.

 
Aaron "Ace" Carter has put together a cool video to reveal his choices for first team Daily News All-City and the Player of the Year. Click here. (The three teams/HMs are scheduled to appear in tomorrow's paper.)
  Ted Taylor is now in his **42nd year** of writing hobby columns. Click here for his latest offering. Thanks, Ted!

 
Tiiiiime for a basketball Frogbit. Click here. (Rosters for the boys game in the All-Star Labor Classic)
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

March 29
 
Thanks to Chick Gillespie @chickg3 for providing tonight's Donorfrio Classic details.
  Click
here for a video, courtesy of Ramel Tiggett, that reveals the newest members of Washington's football HOF. Details about the ceremony are included.
  In Florida, Penn Charter upped its record to 6-0 by beating Grayslake North (IL), 12-3. Stats
are here.

  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit. Click here. (Top numbers for CL players in state finals)
  Aaron "Ace" Carter will present his Daily News All-City Basketball Teams on Friday.
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

March 28
  In Florida, Penn Charter beat Montini Catholic (Lombard, IL), 6-4. Stats
are here.
  **Randy Seidman is back! Click here for his next group of Hometown Philly Awards for the 2017 college baseball season. Plus all home runs. Thanks, Randy!**
 
Judge's baseball roster is
here. Thanks! Next?
  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit. Click here. (Twenty-two guys have started for
N-G's state champs. Stats breakdown)

  Click here for The Wife's Song of the Day.

March 27
 
The All-Star Labor Classic -- City vs. Suburbs -- will be played Sunday, April 9, at Phila. University. Girls at 1:15, boys at 2:45.
  In Florida, Penn Charter beat Shady Side Academy (Pittsburgh), 11-1, in six innings. Stats
are here.
  Baseball rosters for
Lansdale Catholic and McDevitt are
here. Thanks! Next?
  The Donofrio Classic starts TONIGHT!
Click here for brackets and schedule and here for the rosters.
  Click
here for the list of All-Cath/All-Int baseball returnees.

  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit. Click here. (The updated list of overall records/percentages/rankings for CL teams in this century)
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

March 26
  In its second of two games today in Florida, Penn Charter beat Sidwell Friends (DC), 14-0, in five innings. Stats
are here.
  Click
here for: Never Know Where Frog Will See a Philly Football Dignitary and the Man Who Coached Him.
  Penn Charter beat Bullis (MD), 13-3, in five innings. Stats
are here.
  The Markward Club's big awards dinner will be held Wednesday night. Click here for the details. Congrats to all honorees and especially to the Player of the Year,
Wood sr. G Collin Gillespie!
 
Carroll's baseball roster is
here. Thanks! Next?
  Famed UConn women's coach Geno Auriemma began his hoops journey at the ol'
Bishop Kenrick. Click here for Mike Jensen's story on how it has all unfolded . . . through the eyes of his wife, Kathy.
  If you think you're a wizard at the foul line . . . click here for a story and
here for a video.
RIP, sir.
  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit. Click here. (Big weekend for teams accustomed to winning PIAA championships)
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

March 25
 
**Click here for the Wood Tribute Page.**
 
**Click here for a list that includes all 2000s Catholic/Inter-Ac players with overall averages of at least 15.0.**
 
In its season opener today in Florida . . . Penn Charter beat Brooke (WV), 11-0, in five innings, as Alex Cohen, Matt Gorman and Will Samuel spun a combo no-hitter. Stats are here.
  All Catholic League files on this page have been updated through the 2016-17 season.
  Click
here for the list of all Catholic League scorers for 2016-17.
  Click here for the FINAL High Point Performances.
 
Click here for the FINAL Overall Scoring Leaders.
  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit. Click here. (At title time,
Wood was seriously dominant)
 
Click here for the FINAL list of 1,000-Point Scorers/Contenders. . .

  Click here for state playoff recaps.
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day. 

March 24
 
Tiiiiime for (another) basketball Tedbit. Click here. (
Wood's wait was ended in quality fashion)
  Click
here for the FINAL Standings & Overall Records.
  In the Class 5A state final . . .
 
Wood beat Meadville, 73-40. Ace's story is here. John Knebels' story is here.
 
@AceCarterINQ will cover the 5A state final involving Wood.
 
**Click here for the Neumann-Goretti Tribute Page.**
 
Click here for state playoff recaps.
 
The School and Youth Initiative Committee of Philadelphia Coaches vs. Cancer will be hosting its inaugural Legends Dinner on April 5 at The Great American Pub, in Conshohocken. The following basketball coaches will be honored: Steve Chadwin of Abington Friends, Tony Chapman of Holy Ghost Prep, Dan Dougherty of Episcopal Academy (retired), Jim Fenerty of Germantown Academy and Speedy Morris of St. Joseph's Prep. Collectively, these men have over 130 years of coaching experience and over 4,000 wins. A limited number of secondary-seat tickets ($50 each) are available for the dinner. To order, please call Monica O'Brien of the American Cancer Society at 215-985-5401.
  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit. Click here. (Does this year's crew deserve to be called
N-G's best state champs? Well . . . )

  Click here for Huck's Song of the Day.

March 23
 
Tiiiiime for (another) basketball Tedbit. Click here. (
N-G boss Carl Arrigale now owns 25 championships in 37 tries) . . . Two recent Tedbits have been updated.
  Click
here for the updated Standings & Overall Records.
  In the Class 3A final . . .
 
Neumann-Goretti beat Lincoln Park, 89-58, to seize its seventh state title in eight seasons, and fourth in a row.
 
Click here for: So Much for Entertaining Games of Pick-Up Hoops.
 
Click here for: Putting on a Pain-Wracked Face.
 
Click here for: A New Take on the Team High Jump.
 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for: Boys & girls track scrimmage vs. Central.
 
Click here for Ace's story on two important N-G subs, soph G Christian Ings and jr. G Dymir Montague.

  **
Click here for Randy Seidman's annual list of Philly Guys in College Baseball. Thanks, Randy!**
 
Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit. Click here. (CL's leading career scorers in state playoffs)
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

March 22
 
Team Stars & Stripes will spend the first nine days of April in China, seeing the sights and playing an all-star football team in the Global Ambassadors Bowl. Involved: defensive coordinator Bill Gallagher, former coach at Chestnut Hill/Penn Charter/Episcopal, and two Episcopal seniors, WR-DB Chris Rushton and LB-DB Kevin Daniel. Have fun, guys!
 
Conwell-Egan's baseball roster is
here. Thanks! Next?
  Check out great pics from Mark Jordan -- N-G's game
here and Ryan's game here.
  Click here for Mike Sielski's feature story on 'Nova-bound
Wood sr. G Collin Gillespie.
  Click here for Ace's combo story on N-G's win/Ryan's loss.
  The Archdiocese has released its 2016-17 Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll for Winter Sports. Click here.
  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit.
Click here. (On the list of all-time Catholic League career scorers, N-G's Quade Green ranks . . . )

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

March 21
 
Click here for state playoff recaps.
  Click
here for the updated Standings & Overall Records.
  In the semifinal round of the PIAA playoffs . . .
  6A: Ryan fell to Reading, 57-51.
  5A: Wood beat Abington Heights, 68-57.
  3A: Neumann-Goretti beat Del-Val Charter, 76-47. 
  **Click here for the rosters of teams in the upcoming Donofrio Classic and thanks to Tom Brady for providing them!**
 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for: lacrosse scrimmages vs. Abington (boys) and Parkland (girls).
  Baseball rosters for
O'Hara and Haverford School are
here
. Thanks! Next?
  **Randy Seidman is back! Click here for his next group of Hometown Philly Awards for the 2017 college baseball season. Plus all home runs. Thanks, Randy!**
 
Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit. Click here. (The CL will be trying to maintain its semifinals dominance)
  Click here for The Wife's Song of the Day.

March 20
 
**Click here for brackets/schedule for the upcoming Donofrio Classic and thanks to Tom Brady for providing them!** 
  Schedule note: Wood's game will be played at Bethlehem Freedom.
 
Baseball rosters for Bonner-Prendie, La Salle, Episcopal, Malvern and Penn Charter are
here. Thanks! Next?
 
**Details have been finalized for state semifinals involving N-G, Wood and Ryan. Click here for the schedule (bottom of that page). Thanks to Joe Sette for the updates!**
 
Click here for the updated list of 1,000-Point Scorers/Contenders. . .
  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit. Click here. (
Wood's Tyree Pickron and his 1,000-early, this-century partners)

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

March 19
 
Click here for state playoff recaps.
  The March 17 Tedbit has
again been updated. Click here.
  Click
here for the updated Standings & Overall Records.
  Congrats to
Wood jr. Tyree Pickron, who tonight lifted his career point total to 1,018 with 32 vs. Spring Grove!
  In the quarterfinal round of the PIAA playoffs . . .
  5A: Wood beat Spring Grove, 71-46. Wood will play Abington Heights in the semis (details TBA).
  3A: Neumann-Goretti beat Lancaster Mennonite, 69-56. N-G will play Del-Val in the semis (details TBA).
 
Ryan's opponent in Tuesday night's 6A semi will be Reading.
The game will be played at Temple's Liacouras Center.
  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit. Click here. (Close-margin state playoffs for CL teams)
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

March 18
 
The March 17 Tedbit has been updated. Click here.
  Click
here for the updated Standings & Overall Records.
  In the quarterfinal round of the PIAA playoffs . . .
  6A: Ryan beat Hempfield, 60-50.
  5A: Carroll fell to Northeastern, 86-84, in two OTs.
 
**Details have been set for tomorrow's state quarterfinals involving N-G and Wood. Click here for the schedule (bottom of that page). Thanks to Joe Sette for the updates!**
  Click here for the updated High Point Performances.

  Click here for state playoff recaps.
  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit. Click here. (The Inter-Ac version of the March 16 nugget)
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day. (Little known treasure from Tough Tony)

March 17
 
Click
here for the updated Standings & Overall Records.
  In the second round of the PIAA playoffs . . .
  4A: Conwell-Egan fell to Nanticoke, 62-54.
  3A: Neumann-Goretti beat Holy Redeemer, 72-27.
 
Baseball rosters for SJ Prep, Roman and Germantown Academy are
here
. Thanks! Next?
 
**Details have been set for state quarterfinals involving Ryan and Carroll. Click here for the schedule (bottom of that page). Thanks to Joe Sette for the updates!**
 
SJ Prep product Stephen Vasturia made the difference yesterday as Notre Dame survived its first-round game with Princeton. Click here for Mike Kern's story.
  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit. Click here. (
Wood has joined N-G in a special club)

  Click here for Huck's Song of the Day.

March 16
 
Click
here for the updated Standings & Overall Records.
  In the second round of the PIAA playoffs . . .
  5A: Carroll beat Palmyra, 78-41 & Wood beat Mechanicsburg, 80-56.
  6A: Ryan beat Central Dauphin East, 71-66.
 
**Schedule note: State playoffs involving N-G and C-E will be played tomorrow. Click here for the schedule (bottom of that page). Thanks to Joe Sette for the updates!**
  Rick Mellor,
Penn Charter's baseball coach for 33 seasons (1979-2011), will end his four-decade teaching career at the end of this school year. Click here for a look at his records/players. Best of luck, Rick!
  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit.
Click here. (Talk about being close to a special combo accomplishment . . . )

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

March 15
 
*Former Philly basketball stars Lynn Greer and Lynard Stewart will be hosting an exposure showcase for players hoping to play in Europe on July 8 and 9 at Temple's McGonigle Hall. Click here for more info and to register.*
 
North Catholic's 1967 Catholic and City champs will be honored Sunday and franchise Hank Siemiontkowski is returning from Sweden to enjoy the moment. Click here for Ed Barkowitz' DN story (and thanks to Ed for the shoutouts).
  Click here to see individual league point totals, season by season, for
Penn Charter's guys going back through 1927-28.
  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit. Click here. (Will
Carroll allow to the CL to enjoy a special accomplishment?)

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

March 14
 
Neumann-Goretti's baseball roster is
here. Thanks! Next?
  **Randy Seidman is back! Click here for his next group of Hometown Philly Awards for the 2017 college baseball season. Plus all home runs. Thanks, Randy!**
 
Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit. Click here. (CL/I-A guys in the NCAA Tournament . . . Sadly, this did not take long)
  Click here to see individual league point totals, season by season, for
Penn Charter's guys going back through 1929-30.
  Click here for The Wife's Song of the Day.

March 13
  In the second part of a notes column, Harry Chaykun highlighted the recent
Dick Allen presentation at Interboro High. Click here.
 
**All PIAA second-round state playoffs have been rescheduled for Thursday. Click here for the schedule for CL teams (bottom of that page). Thanks to Joe Sette for providing it!**
 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for: Lacrosse vs. Hill Academy (Toronto, Canada).
 
Wood's baseball roster is
here. Thanks! Next?
  This week's Markward Club event has been canceled.
  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit. Click here. (First-round breakdown for CL teams in state playoffs)
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

March 12
 
Ed "Huck" Palmer is back to challenge Joe Lunardi! Click here for his predictions on NCAA seeds, etc. . . The breakdown of predictions by Huck and Joe is now posted, as is Huck's comment. Thanks for doing this, Huck!
 
**Click here for the schedule for CL teams in the second round of the state playoffs (bottom of that page). Thanks to Joe Sette for providing it!**
  ***Check back late this afternoon for Ed "Huck" Palmer's NCAA brackets. Once again, he'll be doing battle with Joe Lunardi.***
  **We are now accepting Catholic/Inter-Ac
baseball rosters. Ryan is batting leadoff. Click here. Please send to tedtee307@yahoo.com. Thanks!**
  In NYC yesterday,
Germantown Academy jr. Kyle Garland won the national championship in the pentathlon with 4,150 points! The events and Kyle's efforts: 60 hurdles (7.96), long jump (22-11 1/4), shot put (49-6 1/2), high jump (6-9), 1000 (2:57.16).
 
Click here for the updated list of 1,000-Point Scorers/Contenders. . .
  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit. Click here. (Yesterday's win put this
Ryan team at the top. Next challenge: to stay there)

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

March 11
 
**Click here for the rough-draft schedule for CL teams in the second round of the state playoffs (bottom of that page).**
  Click
here for the updated Standings & Overall Records.
  In the first round of the PIAA playoffs . . .
  6A: Roman fell to Perkiomen Valley, 57-55 . . . Ryan beat Parkland, 79-55.
  4A: Conwell-Egan beat Saucon Valley, 81-59.
  Congrats to
Dobbins product Dawn Staley, the new coach of the U.S. women's national basketball team! What was she doing 30 years ago? Click here for Ted's story.
 
Click here for the updated Overall Scoring Leaders.
  Click here for the updated High Point Performances.
  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit. Click here. (Better late than never . . . An amazing
Neumann-Goretti streak is finally honored)

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

March 10
 
Click
here for the updated Standings & Overall Records.
  In the first round of the PIAA playoffs . . .
  3A: Neumann-Goretti beat York Catholic, 71-48. West Catholic fell to Lancaster Mennonite, 93-72.
  5A: Wood beat New Oxford, 92-62; Carroll beat Great Valley, 61-48.
  Recaps for City Titles are now at the bottom of this page.
  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit. Click here. (Top scoring efforts by CL guys in state playoffs, 2009-16)
  Click here for the stats of Conwell-Egan in the 4A City Title and thanks to assistant Tommy Heston for his help. (Stats for other CTs were posted on that page earlier this week.)
  Click here for Huck's Song of the Day.

March 9
  Click
here for: Up and Over . . . in Tandem.
 
Click here for: Track Practice Is So Much Fun!
 
Click here for: Unlocking the Vault.
 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for: Practices for boys/girls track and boys tennis.
 
Germantown Academy sr. G Evan-Eric Longino will play college basketball at West Chester.
  Click
here for the Inter-Ac Baseball Master Schedule. Thanks to Gene Otto, who assigns the umps (among other duties), for providing it. *Note: Some adjustments to PC's games were made at 11:30.*
  Once again,
Neumann-Goretti is looking to bounce back in grand fashion. Click here for Ace's story on Dhamir "DaDa" Cosby-Roundtree and Quade Green.
 
Click here for a pic of Penn Charter's winter sports honorees, as provided by John Burkhart. Thanks!
  Mark "Frog" Carfagno & Co. yesterday visited Interboro High to renew their
Dick Allen HOF campaign. Click here for CBS3's video.

 
Ted Taylor is now in his **42nd year** of writing hobby columns. Click here for his latest offering. Thanks, Ted!
 
Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit. Click here. (We're entering Era No. 2 of the CL's PIAA involvement in state playoffs. Final numbers for Era No. 1? Wildly impressive)
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

March 8
  Click
here for: Never Know Where You'll See a Former All-Inter-Ac Basketball Player.
 
Click here for: If PC Ever Needs a Relief Sidewinder . . .
 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for: practices for baseball, softball, girls lacrosse, boys lacrosse.
  Click here for Dick Jerardi's story on coach Jim Boyle's St. Joe's championship ring from 1985 and how it was returned to his family.
 
N-G baseball assistant Ron Malandro just made an appearance on FOX29 to talk about South Philly's PHL Athletics, his employer.
  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit.
Click here. (Wood's Collin Gillespie and others with high three-numbers performances)

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

March 7
  Congrats to
Conwell-Egan sr. lineman Keanan Baines, who has been selected to play in the Big 33 All-Star Football Game.
  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit. Click here. (Breakdown of all-time records for Catholic League teams in City Titles)
  **Randy Seidman is back! Click here for his next group of Hometown Philly Awards for the 2017 college baseball season. Plus all home runs. Thanks, Randy!**
  Click here for the stats of Wood in the 5A City Title. Thanks, Huck!
  Click here for The Wife's Song of the Day.

March 6
 
Penn Charter product Mike Weick will now coach the linebackers at I-AA Bucknell. Over the previous five seasons, he assisted at Salve Regina (D-III) in Rhode Island and rose to defensive coordinator. Congrats, Mike!
  Check out
Penn Charter's boys soccer history (some holes still to fill, but this gets things rolling) . . .
*Year-by-Year Results/Breakdown
*Individual Accomplishments
 
  Click here for Gene Collier's appreciation for
Dick Allen from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
  Click here for the stats of CL teams in the 6A and 3A City Titles (4A and 5A to come, when possible). Thanks to Huck, Ace, Dan Hoban and Matt Griffin for their help.
  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit.
Click here. (Roman's Chris Kuhar now owns an off-the-wall City Title record)

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day. (This is another one that could appear once a week, if permitted)

March 5
 
N-G sr. F Mike Millsip will play college hoops at East Stroudsburg.
 
Click here for a celebration pic of Neumann-Goretti's Class 3A City Champs, as supplied by assistant Pat Sorrentino and snapped by team mom Michele Vannicola. Thanks!
  **Click here for the schedule for CL teams in state playoffs (bottom of that page). Thanks to Joe Sette for providing it!**
  Mike Jensen's story about The Puckster is in today's Inquirer.
  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit.
Click here. (N-G's Quade Green is now in VERY select company)

  7:30 a.m. -- Links to the brackets for the PIAA state playoffs, by classification, are right above ^^^^. Those brackets will be updated today. Also, click here for the overall page.
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

March 4
  Click
here for a celebration pic of Roman's Class 6A City Champs, as supplied by Ace. Thanks!
  Click
here for the updated Standings & Overall Records.
  Roman beat Lincoln, 68-59, for the 6A City Title. Ace's story will be linked.
  4A City Title: Imhotep 84, Conwell-Egan 54.
  3A City Title: Neumann-Goretti 65, Del-Val 58.
 
Kennedy-Kenrick product Christian Walker is playing first base for the Braves in today's game vs. the Phillies. . . He homered!
  @AceCarterINQ will cover the Roman-Lincoln 6A City Title (at Southern) on Twitter, roughly 2 o'clock start. (It will decide D-12's first/second seeds.)
  Noon -- The guy in the pic is
Ryan product John Zeglinski, first team All-City QB for Ryan in '73 and first team All-Catholic 1B in '74. His son, Joe, is Ryan's hoops coach. Joe and brothers Zack and Sammy were stars in assorted sports at Ryan/Penn Charter. Correct guesses: Gerry Sasse, Ernie Gallagher, Bill Zeits and Tom Magallanes. Thanks to all participants!
  10:30 -- So far, three people have made correct guesses. Answer will be posted at noon. Thanks!
 
Click here for the updated Overall Scoring Leaders.
  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit. Click here. (
Wood sniffs rare air and Matt Cerruti matches the feat of THE all-time Philly legend)

  Click here and check out the semi-blurred guy at the top of the stands behind a dunking Izaiah Brockington. Who is it? (He has been pretty prominent in city high school sports history for multiple reasons). Send your guess to
tedtee307@yahoo.com. Thanks!
 
Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

March 3
 
Wood beat King, 87-51, for the 5A City Title. Ace's story is here.
  @AceCarterINQ will cover the Wood-King 5A City Title (at Judge) on Twitter, roughly 7:30 start. (It will decide D-12's first/second seeds.)
  **Kevin Bacon would love this posting (smile) . . . In 1980, Mark Singer was an All-Catholic pitcher for Judge. Now his son, Jeff, is getting a shot with the Phillies. The story (click here) was written by Matt Breen, who formerly wrote for this website during his days at Ryan. One of Jeff's buddies is Eric Frain, also a Ryan product and minor leaguer. Eric's dad, Mike, was the co-winner of the CL final guessing contest with Ted's wife, Anne. Mike is good buddies with Pat McLoone, managing editor of the good, ol' Daily News (and Ted's former boss).** 
  Congrats to this year's inductees for the City All-Star Chapter of the Pa. Sports Hall of Fame! . . .
Vince Bizzarro, Jim Casey, Bobby Convey, Dr. Hank DeVincent, Paul Hinds, Victor Hobson,  Phyllis Keyes, Connie Newman, Scott Paxson, Joe Rapczynski, and Joe Slabinski. Click here for banquet info.
  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit. Click here. (
West Catholic earns a place in CL history)

  Click here for Huck's Song of the Day.

March 2
 
Ryan beat Frankford, 57-40, for D-12's third and final Class 6A seed. Ace's story is here.
  West Catholic beat World Comm, 73-70, in the game to decide the 3rd-4th seeds in 3A.
  The AOP-PCL's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee held its second meeting of the 2016-17 school year today. Click here.
  @AceCarterINQ will cover the Ryan-Frankford game on Twitter, roughly 8:15 start. (It will decide D-12's third and final 6A seed.)
 
**The one, the only Thomas "Hockey Puck" McKenna is featured in a story by Mike Jensen. Along with Rosemont coach Bob Hughes. Click here . . . and enjoy!**
  Click
here for: Here's Hoping the Goalie Was Paying Attention.
  Click
here for: This Pic Is Not Photoshopped (ha ha).

 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for: practices for boys lacrosse, middle school boys/girls lacrosse, boys tennis (many sophs/juniors were on class trips).
  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit. Click here. (
Carroll is at it again)

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

March 1
 
Carroll beat Mastery North, 54-38, for D-12's third and final Class 5A seed. Ace's story is here.
  @AceCarterINQ is covering the Carroll-Mastery North game on Twitter. (It will decide D-12's third and final 5A seed.)
  Click
here for a celebration pic of Wood's CL champs!
 
Click here for Ace's follow-up story on Wood's title victory.
  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit.
Click here. (Some "best friends" of West Philly's mid-1970s powerhouse were at it again Saturday and former PC captain Joe Gleason was keen enough to notice)
 
Click here for the updated list of 1,000-Point Scorers/Contenders. . . And congrats to Wood sr. G Collin Gillespie, who's now in The Club!

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

Feb. 28
  ***Click
here for a Speedy pic and here for Tom Mahon's story.***
 
Majors congrats to William "Speedy" Morris! He has received the Morgan Wootten Award from the Naismith Memorial Basketball HOF! Click here for the release.
 
Click here for: Am I Running Fast Enough? . . . Check!
 
Click here for: Talk About an Oversized "Boom Box" . . .
 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for: practices for baseball, softball, girls lacrosse and boys/girls track.
  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit.
Click here. (Wood broke a record while winning the CL final)

 
**Randy Seidman is back! Click here for his next group of Hometown Philly Awards for the 2017 college baseball season. Plus all home runs. Thanks, Randy!**
  Click here for The Basketball Expert's Song of the Day. (She is now working on brackets for the NCAA tournament -- ha ha.)

Feb. 27
 
Click here for the updated list of top stats in CL playoffs.
  Click here for the updated list of top stats in CL finals.
  ***Two people predicted that Wood would win by seven points. You will NOT believe the identity of one! Click here.***
  In the Catholic League final . . .
 
Wood beat Neumann-Goretti, 65-58, to win its first championship in 51 seasons of CL membership. The Vikings trailed at halftime, 31-18. Click here for the full boxscore, as compiled by Ed "Huck" Palmer. Recap is here.
 
All guesses can be found here. Thanks to all participants!
  Girls CL final: O'Hara beat Wood, 35-30.
  @AceCarterINQ will cover the CL final on Twitter.
  Tonight's girls (6:30) and boys (8:00) Catholic League championship games will be broadcast live on TALK RADIO 1210, WPHT. Ari Bluestein will handle play by play; Rich Henkels with color.
  The first 75-odd guesses can be found here. Thanks!
(**The list was updated at 5:30. Last batch will be posted after 8 o'clock.**)
 
North Catholic grad Ken Woodring ('84), a website loyalist, is extremely proud that his college alma mater, Swarthmore, has earned its first-ever D-III tournament bid. Click here for the story.
  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit. Click here. (It's not a given that the major star will lead the CL champ in scoring tonight)
  Time to take a guess: Which team
win in tonight's Catholic League final at the Palestra? What will be the final score? Please send your guesses to
tedtee307@yahoo.com. Thank you! *The first batch of responses will be posted at noon.*
 
Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

Feb. 26
 
Conwell-Egan sr. TE-LB Brandon Cohen will play college football at King's College.
  Click here for details on Wednesday night's Markward Club dinner. (Players from N-G and Wood will be there!)
  Time to take a guess: Which team
win in tomorrow night's Catholic League final at the Palestra? What will be the final score? Please send your guesses to tedtee307@yahoo.com. Thank you! *The first batch of responses will be posted tomorrow at noon.*
 
Click here to see the list of all Inter-Ac scorers -- top to bottom by total points -- for the 2016-17 season.
  Click here for the updated High Point Performances.

  Click here for Ace's look at tomorrow night's CL final.
  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit. Click here. (How CL MVPs have fared in pursuit of championships . . . )
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

Feb. 25
 
**All Inter-Ac League files on this page have been updated through the 2016-17 season (except for the Markward winners).**
  In the PAISAA final . . .
  Episcopal fell to Westtown, 64-49.
  For the first time in almost forever (smile),
Roman Catholic is the Catholic League bowling champ! Click here for a pic, as supplied by Steve Haug. Thanks.
 
Click here for: Not All Spectators Get to Sit . . . Or Even Get Inside.

  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit. Click here. (With one game left, this Inter-Ac season ranks fifth in this century)
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

Feb. 24
 
Click
here for the updated Standings & Overall Records.
  In PAISAA semifinals . . .
  Germantown Academy fell to Westtown, 71-53, and Episcopal beat Hill School, 59-58, in OT. Episcopal will meet Westtown tomorrow night, 8 o'clock, at Malvern.
  In the showdown to determine the CL's second qualifier in 5A, Carroll beat Bonner-Prendie, 66-48. The Patriots will play Mastery North, of the Pub, for the third seed in state playoffs; season will end for loser of that game. 
  **Click
here for Mark Jordan's great pics of the CL semis.**
 
Bartram all-timer Tyrone "Braidheart" Garland is now playing pro hoops in Iceland. Click here for Mike Jensen's detailed story (also lots of cool pics by Charles Fox).
  Monday's girls (6:30) and boys (8:00) Catholic League championship games will be broadcast live on TALK RADIO 1210, WPHT. Ari Bluestein will handle play by play; Rich Henkels with color.
 
PC product Ruben Amaro ('83), now the first base coach for the Red Sox and the former general manager for the Phillies, is highlighted in a story about starting rotations with high expectations. Click here.
  Click here for Ace's Twitter page for tweets/video highlights of tonight's game -- B-P vs. Carroll, at O'Hara, 7 o'clock -- that will determine the CL's contender for D-12's 5A third seed.  
  Schedule for City Titles, via Joe Sette. Thanks! . . .
  6A: Roman vs. Lincoln, March 4, at Southern, 2 p.m.
  5A: Wood vs. King, March 3, at Judge, 7:30 p.m.
  4A: Conwell-Egan vs. Imhotep, March 4, at Philly Univ., 2 p.m.
  3A: Neumann-Goretti vs. Del-Val, March 4, at SJ Prep, 2 p.m.
  Complete schedule for City Titles and seeding games is here.
  Check out
Penn Charter's boys lacrosse history (many holes still to fill, but this gets things rolling) . . .
*Year-by-Year Results/Breakdown
*Individual Accomplishments
 
  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit. Click here. (N-G's
Quade Green now owns the No. 2 spot on a certain list)

  Click here for Huck's Song of the Day.

Feb. 23
  Click
here for: Never Know Where You'll See a Starting Member of Two Wonderful Basketball Teams at Roman Catholic.
 
Click here for: Never Know Where You'll See a Former SJ Prep Basketball Star.
 
Click here for: Never Know Where You'll See a Former Southern High Baseball Star.
  Time for South Jersey basketball . . . Click
here for pics of the Paul VI-Cherokee game. (Note from Ted: I attended this game as a favor to Chris Banks, former website writer, Daily News sports writing intern and star running back for Northeast in '04. His brother, Keenan Wise, is a star senior guard for Paul VI. He hit seven treys en route to 35 points. He's a strong student and Lehigh is a possible destination. Best of luck, Keenan!)
 
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Sam Psoras. Mr. Psoras, a World War II veteran and long-time  photographer for the Daily News, passed away last week. RIP, sir.
  Best wishes to former McDevitt basketball star Ron Brett ('73), who is recovering from knee replacement surgery.

  Click here for the 2017 Catholic League baseball schedule and thanks to Wood coach Jim DiGuiseppe Jr. for providing it!
 
Website legend Mark "Frog" Carfagno, and friends, yesterday made a presentation to students at Archbishop Ryan about the troubles faced by Dick Allen during his time with the Phillies. Click here for Corey Sharp's story.
 
Three senior members of Penn Charter's girls basketball team were honored last night by the Markward Club. Click here for two pics.
  Tiiiiime for a football Tedbit. Click here. (Played in Catholic League, coached in Inter-Ac League)
  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit.
Click here. (Top scoring opponent combos in CL playoffs; Gillespie/Brockington came close)

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

Feb. 22
  Click here for Catholic League playoff recaps.
  In Class 6A, based on the CL's point system, Roman will play for the City Title and Ryan will play in the game to determine the third/fourth seeds.
  The take-a-guess contest ended in a five-way tie: Willie McGonigle, Matt "Cauls" McCauley, Tom Moore, Stephen Muni and Ed Barkowitz all had N-G/Wood with a total margin of 20 points. Congrats!
  In Catholic League semifinals . . .
  Wood beat Ryan, 75-66. Click here for the full boxscore, as compiled by Ed "Huck" Palmer. Ace's story is here. Click here for Ace's Twitter page (for video highlights).  
  Neumann-Goretti beat Roman, 67-56. Click here for the full boxscore, as compiled by Ed "Huck" Palmer. Click here for Ace's Twitter page. Numerous highlight videos.
 
***All guesses can be found here. Thanks!***
 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for: Track (states) and /wrestling (national) athletes prepare for upcoming elite tournaments.
  The first 40-plus guesses can be found here. Thanks! **Second batch of responses will be posted tonight.**
 
College commitments for SCH Academy's football seniors:
Jack Cucinotta, Gettysburg; Matt Hoffman, Ithaca; Tyson Hugee, Columbia: Evan Krawczuk, Widener; Justin Telemaque, Kutztown.
  Time to take a guess: Which teams will
win in tonight's Catholic League semis at the Palestra? What will be the combined victory margin for those teams? Please send your guesses to tedtee307@yahoo.com. Thank you! **First batch of responses will be posted at noon.**
  Best wishes to
O'Hara product Dave Gueriera, who is Malvern's new football coach.
  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit. Click here. (One of tonight's CL semis participants will be sniffing rare air . . .
UPDATED with TWO more combos)

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

Feb. 21
 
Penn Charter sr. WR-DB Denarii Beard will play college football at Cortland State.
  Did you realize? . . . This will be the first time since 2008 (North Catholic, Ryan) that two teams from the old Northern Division (Wood, Ryan) will compete in CL semis.
  Time to take a guess: Which teams will
win in tomorrow night's Catholic League semis at the Palestra? What will be the combined victory margin for those teams? Please send your guesses to tedtee307@yahoo.com. Thank you!
 
Schedule note: We're back on the see-saw . . . Friday's AC/B-P game, at O'Hara, is back to a 7 p.m. start.

  Click here for details on tomorrow night's Markward Club dinner.
  Click here for Frank Fitzpatrick's story on the 1966-67 76ers and here for his sidebar on the many local ties.
  Click here for Catholic League playoff recaps.
 
**Randy Seidman is back! Click here for his first group of Hometown Philly Awards for the 2017 college baseball season. Thanks, Randy!**
 
Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit. Click here. (Length of gaps between first-teamers at each Catholic League school, 1941-2017)
  Click here for Mike Jensen's great obit on Claude Gross (RIP).
  **Click here for full boxscores for
all four of Friday night's Catholic League quarterfinals, as compiled by Ed "Huck" Palmer from game tapes. Thanks, Huck!**
  Click here for The Wife's Song of the Day.

Feb. 20
  Schedule note: Friday's AC/B-P game, at O'Hara, will now start at
6 p.m.
  Click
here for one last look at PC's basketball seniors.
  Click
here for Kyle McCloskey's next-to-last basket in GA's gym (pow!!) and here for his last basket (much more ordinary -- smile).
  Click
here for: Never Know Where You'll See Two Coaches From the Ol' Bishop Egan.

  In a PAISAA quarterfinal . . .
 
Penn Charter fell to Germantown Academy, 68-46. Stats are here. Ted's report is posted. Pics here.
 
Click here for the updated Overall Scoring Leaders.
  Tonight's PC-GA PAISAA quarterfinal (6:30 start, hopefully) will be live-streamed here.
  The winning team in the NBA All-Star Game scored 192 points. The city record is 158 by Bartram in 1968 (in a 32-minute game). Over 48 minutes that would be 237. Try harder next year, guys (smile).
  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit. Click here. (
PC's Mary Jane McGlinchey has completed her hoops career and the family's numbers have been updated. More to come? Maybe)
  Seventeen years ago today,
West Catholic sr. Wes Jackson went from scorekeeper to scoremaker. Click here.

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

Feb. 19
 
Click here for the updated High Point Performances.
  **Click here for full boxscores for
three of Friday night's Catholic League quarterfinals, as compiled by Ed "Huck" Palmer from game tapes. Thanks, Huck! The last one will be posted when assorted circumstances permit.**
 
Click here for Keith Pompey's story on NBA All-Star Kyle Lowry (Dougherty).
 
Click here for the updated list of 1,000-Point Scorers/Contenders.

  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit. Click here. (How close are CL schools' individual records for points in a playoff game to overall records?)
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day. 

Feb. 18
 
Derrick Jones finished second in the NBA dunk contest. Click here for a pic.
 
In PAISAA quarterfinals . . . Episcopal won, Haverford School lost. (Penn Charter-Germantown Academy is Monday night).
 
At 8 o'clock tonight on TNT, Carroll product Derrick Jones (Phoenix Suns) will compete in the NBA's dunk contest. Enjoy the show!
 
From CL hoops chairman Joe Sette: Via the league's special point system, Bonner-Prendie and Carroll have finished in a tie for the CL's second 5A playoff spot for D-12 purposes. They'll meet Friday, Feb. 24, 7 p.m., at O'Hara.

  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit. Click here. (Details for one-point games in "main" CL playoffs -- quarters/semis/finals)
  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Claude Gross Sr. Mr. Gross passed yesterday. In 1952, he earned first team Coaches' All-Public honors for Franklin. In 1953, shortly before becoming a mid-year graduate, he scored 30 points as Franklin beat Wilt Chamberlain and Overbrook. Later, he was a coach/mentor to untold numbers of kids in the Sonny Hill program. RIP, sir.
  Starting Monday, tickets for Wednesday's CL semis can be purchased at N-G, Roman, Ryan and Wood. Prices: $8 for general admission, $12 for reserved. Tickets purchased on game day at the Palestra will cost $10 and $15. Also, tickets for the semis and girls/boys finals can be purchased online here.
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day. (Levi at his best. Absolutely crushes it!)

Feb. 17
  Click
here for a Roman-SJ Prep photo gallery.
  The CL TEAM PAGES have been updated . . .
 
*Catholic League (A-M)
 
*Catholic League (N-Z)

  Click
here for: Never Know Where You'll See the Daughter of a Former Pub Star/D-1 College Coach.
  Click
here for the updated Standings & Overall Records.

  ***Wednesday's semis, at the Palestra: Roman vs. N-G, 6:30; Ryan vs. Wood, 8.***
  In a Catholic League quarterfinal . . .
  Ryan beat Judge, 68-58. Ace's story is here.
  Other games: Wood beat Bonner-Prendie, 65-43. Roman beat SJ Prep, 56-55. Neumann-Goretti beat Carroll, 73-55.
 
Click here for: Never Know Where You'll See a Coaching Legend From the Ol' William Penn High.
 
Click here for: Never Know Where You'll See a Former Football Star for the Ol' William Penn High.
 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for: Girls basketball vs. Shipley in quarterfinal round of PAISAA Tournament.

  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit. Click here. (Freshmen create an all-time honors stir)
  Click here for Huck's Song of the Day.

Feb. 16
  Click
here for a new version of Penn Charter's varsity basketball team pic. (Or here for a larger version without IDs).
  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Rasheed Muhammad. Rasheed, formerly a football assistant at Frankford High and coach of national weight-ball champs with the Frankford Chargers, passed away recently. RIP, Rasheed.
  Click here for Catholic League playoff recaps.
  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit. Click here. (
Germantown Academy's Kyle McCloskey is at it again . . . )

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

Feb. 15
 
Click
here for the updated Standings & Overall Records.
  In the first round of the PAISAA Tournament . . .
  Penn Charter scored the final 14 points to beat Shipley, 66-54. Stats are here. Ted's report is posted. Pics
here. . . Other games involving Inter-Ac teams: EA and GA won. MP and SCH lost. HS plays tomorrow.
  In the first round of the Catholic League playoffs . . .
  Bonner-Prendie beat Conwell-Egan, 65-51. Ace's story is here.
Also, Carroll beat La Salle, 59-37.
 
Click here for Mike Kern's story on La Salle University jr. G Amar Stukes (La Salle High). His life includes much more than hoops.
  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit.
Click here. (Germantown Academy's Kyle McCloskey and Evan-Eric Longino sniff rare air)

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

Feb. 14
  Congrats to
Lansdale Catholic's cheerleaders, who won a national championship! Click here for two pics.
 
Congrats to Judge jr. Steve Leopold, also a pitcher, for notching a perfect 300 game (and 711 series) in bowling!
 
Penn Charter sr. Luke Stansfield, projected at FB or TE, will play college football at D-1 Valparaiso, in Indiana.
 
Click here for: If Your School Is Short of Trainers . . .
 
Click here for: Rey Gets Wrestled . . . Against Her Will.
 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for: varsity/JV girls basketball vs. Germantown Academy. GA's varsity team pic is here.
  In down-the-road City Titles, these teams will represent the Public League . . . 6A: Lincoln, 5A: King, 4A: Imhotep, 3A: Del-Val. (The CL has no teams in 2A/1A.)
  In case you're wondering . . . In 2016, this website welcomed 260,902 unique visitors, according to stats provided by the server. The total so far this year is 45,467. Thanks for the support!
 
Three more Germantown Academy football commits: DB Tom Diver to Ithaca, LB Matt Gorman and OL Dan Smith to Penn for sprint team.

  The 2017 Coaches' All-Inter-Ac Team, with scoring averages, has been added to this page. First team honorees back to 1941, grouped by school, are on this page.
 
***Click here for the Coaches' All-Inter-Ac Basketball Team. Special congrats to the Most Outstanding Player, GA sr. F Kyle McCloskey.***
 
The 2017 Coaches' All-Catholic Team, with scoring averages, has been added to this page. League records have been added to this page.
  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit. Click here. (
Wood's Seth Pinkney sniffs rare air)
  Click here for The Wife's Song of the Day.

Feb. 13
 
***Click here for the Coaches' All-Catholic Basketball Team. Special congrats to the MVP, Wood sr. G Collin Gillespie, and the Co-Coaches of the Year, Wood's John Mosco and Judge's Sean Tait.***
 
Click here for bracket/schedule for the upcoming Pa. Indy Tourney.
  Schedule note: details for the SJ Prep-Roman quarterfinal have now been confirmed . . . Friday, 7 p.m., at Phila. University.
 
Click here for the updated Overall Scoring Leaders.
  Click here for Ace's story on Judge's Sunday win over McDevitt.
  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit. Click here. (
Wood's Collin Gillespie is part of the out of Nowhere/Mediumwhere Club)

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

Feb. 12
 
Click here for the final Catholic Scoring Leaders.
  Click here for the CL playoff schedule (bottom of that page).
  The Catholic League has crowned its indoor track champs. Click
here for a pic of the boys winner (La Salle) and here for a pic of the girls winner (O'Hara). And here for a recap. Thanks to Steve Haug.
 
Wood sr. G Collin Gillespie (Villanova) won the CL scoring title with 313 points in 13 games for a 24.1 average.
  Best wishes going forward to former
Neumann-Goretti basketball star John Davis, who now plays for Towson. John was shot last night after playing for Towson vs. Drexel. Click here.
  Click
here for the updated Standings & Overall Records.
  CL final scores are here.
  CL winners: B-P, Carroll, Judge, N-G, Ryan, SJP (in OT), Wood.
  @AceCarterINQ will cover McDevitt-Judge on Twitter (2:30 start).

  Tiiiiime for a baseball Tedbit. Click here. (With the new pitch count rule in mind . . . outrageous performances)
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

Feb. 11
 
In a way you won't believe, two female basketball players suffered injuries early this morning. Click here for Phil Anastasia's story.
  Congrats to
West Catholic product Connie Newman, who's now a member of La Salle University's Hall of Athletes! Click here for a pic. Thanks to Mark "Frog" Carfagno.
 
The Catholic League has crowned its swimming champs. Click here for a pic of the boys winner (La Salle - 29 consecutive years!) and here for a pic of the girls winner (Ryan). And here for a recap. Thanks to Steve Haug.
 
Click here for the updated list of 1,000-Point Scorers/Contenders.
  ***On his Twitter page --
https://twitter.com/rseidman9 -- Randy Seidman is providing "Our Guys" college baseball updates with the hashtag #HometownPhillyCollegeBaseball ***
  The Philadelphia Parks Alliance, in tandem with the Parks & Recreation Department, is working to help revitalize/activate rec centers across the city. It hopes to connect with Philadelphians, past and present (and especially pro athletes), who have been positively impacted by the rec centers, playgrounds and parks, and their employees, and would like to help repair the facilities and grow programs. If interested, please contact George Matysik, executive director, at gmatysik@philaparks.org or 215-879-8159. Thanks!
  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit.
Click here. (Gtn. Academy has a chance to make history)

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

Feb. 10
 
Click
here for the updated Standings & Overall Records.
  CL final scores are here.
  Carroll beat B-P, 73-50. Ace's story is here.
 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for: girls JV/varsity basketball vs. SCH Academy (through first quarter), wrestling vs. Germantown Academy. Pic of PC's girls hoops seniors/parents is here.
  Wonder what
Dobbins grad T.J. Brunson thinks of the pitch limits? In 2000, he fanned 18 and walked 16 in one game and in another (8 innings) he fanned 22 and walked 10. Imagine how many total pitches he threw! Or how about Kennedy-Kenrick grad Lenny DelGrippo? In 2005, he threw 182 pitches in a game vs. Roman.
  Baseball news: Actually, the PIAA finalized its new rule first. Click here for the story. Thanks to Dennis Primavera for the info.
  Jim Rullo, former star and coach at
Malvern, is in his fourth season as Neumann University's coach. Click here for Mike Kern's column.
 
Washington product Corey Sharp, an All-Public outfielder in 2012 and '13, is now a DN intern. Click here for his story on King coach Sean Colson (Franklin LC).
  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit. Click here. (Close battles for the Catholic League scoring crown, 1950-2017)
 
Baseball news: New Jersey's state association has passed a pitch count rule. Click here for a pic of the release. Will Pennsylvania follow suit?

  Click here for Huck's Song of the Day.

Feb. 9
 
Inter-Ac seeds for the upcoming PAISAA tourney: EA 3, GA 4, HS 7, MP 9, PC 12, SCH 15.
  Did you know? . . . On the final day of the 1944 baseball season, Haverford School could have created a tie for the Inter-Ac title with Germantown Academy. Instead, the Fords lost to Friends' Central, 4-3,
in 15 innings, and GA won the outright crown at 7-1.
 
New Jersey's state association has passed a transfer rule with some serious teeth. Click here. Will Pennsylvania follow suit?
  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit.
Click here. (La Salle product Craig Conlin has pulled off a rare Inter-Ac feat at GA and EA)

  **You may purchase tickets online for the Catholic League boys basketball semis (Feb. 22) and boys/girls finals (Feb. 27) at the Palestra. Click here.**
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day. (This video is sniffing 21 million views!!)

Feb. 8
 
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Peter McVeigh. Peter, long a teacher/coach/administrator at Germantown Academy (and PA announcer for football games), passed away yesterday. RIP, Peter. (Click here to understand his importance to the GA community.)
  Click
here for: Never Know Where You'll See "Carson Wentz" and/or "Prince Harry".
 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for the Inter-Ac boys swimming championships (at Malvern, set covers competitors from all schools). PC team pic here.
  JAKIB Media Sports, on a radio station TBA, will offer broadcasts of the girls (6:30) and boys (8) Catholic League championship games at the Palestra. Joe Krause, Rich Henkels and Ari Bluestein will handle assorted duties.
 
Germantown Academy coach Jim Fenerty now owns the Inter-Ac record for most hoops championships with 17 (12 outright). PC's Duke Taylor won 16 (11 outright). Congrats, Jim!
  Click here for the updated High Point Performances.
  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit. Click here. (Close battles for the Inter-Ac scoring crown, 1968-2017 . . . "Ace" is in the house!)
  Click here for the final Inter-Ac Scoring Leaders.

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

Feb. 7
  Click
here and here for: You Gotta Double-Hand It to Him.
 
Click here for: Dunking Is the Christian Thing to Do.
  The Inter-Ac TEAM PAGE has been finalized for league play.
 
***For Germantown Academy today . . . Kyle McCloskey scored 44 points and Evan-Eric Longino scored 25. Longino edged Kyle for the Inter-Ac scoring title, 232 (23.2) to 230 (23.0).***
  Click
here for the updated Standings & Overall Records.
  I-A final scores are here.
 
Germantown Academy (87-80 over Malvern) and Episcopal (74-52 over SCH) tied for the Inter-Ac championship at 8-2. Ace's story on EA's game is here.
 
Click here for: How Could She NOT Be Impressed?
 
Penn Charter fell to Haverford School, 70-50. Stats are here. Ted's report is posted. Pics here (varsity, then JV).
 
Coli Sylla, former star linebacker for Germantown, is now the Pod Piper of Philly stories. Click here for Jason Nark's story.
  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit. Click here. (Will the CL again produce five scorers with at least 19.0 averages?)
  Click here for the updated Catholic Scoring Leaders.

  Click here for The Wife's Song of the Day.

Feb. 6
  Click
here for the updated Standings & Overall Records.
  CL final scores are here.
 
Ryan product Frank Wycheck, who played in the NFL for 11 seasons, believes he now has CTE due to many concussions. Click here for a story and video interview. We wish you the best, Frank.
 
Carroll sr. QB Stephen Honick will play college football at Ursinus.
  The Jan. 15 football Tedbit has been updated. Click here.
  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit.
Click here. (Wood has a chance to make regular season history)
 
Thanks to Matt Ryan for providing the PC family, and many other people everywhere, with so many wonderful moments this season.
You are a class act through and through.
  Click here for info on this week's Markward Club luncheon (note different site and cost).
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

Feb. 5
 
Click here for the updated Overall Scoring Leaders.
  Ready for one more pre-Super Bowl LI
Matt Ryan story? Of course you are! (smile) . . . Click here for a story about his family's strong ties to North Wildwood, NJ. (The guy in the pic with Matt atop the story, Wood's Michael Drumm, was our Best Teammate in 2013. Also, a popular Philly ref, Bill Ciavarelli, is quoted in the story and he has a cool "second job")
  Click
here for the updated Standings & Overall Records.
  CL final scores are here.
  Click
here (1,000-point guys) and here (noteworthy donation) for two special pics involving Archbishop Ryan.
  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit. Click here. (Semi-recent years when the Inter-Ac DID offer last-day drama to create co-champs)
 
Haverford School football commitments: RB Malik Twyman to Colgate, L Peter Solomon to Penn.

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

Feb. 4
 
Matt Ryan is the NFL MVP!!
 
Click here for: Never Know Where You'll See North Catholic's Last Two Basketball Coaches.
  **Congrats to jr. Patrick Robinson, who in yesterday's game vs. Roman tied
Conwell-Egan's school record for points in one game with 42. (Ike Robinson, no relation, had that many in 2010 vs. Carroll.)**
 
Penn Charter beat Cristo Rey, 71-43. Stats are here. Ted's report is posted. Pics here (3rd team, JV, varsity)
 
Click here for: Never Know Where (Or How) You'll See Michael Barkann Doing an Interview.
 
Click here for: At Least One Pic Like This of PC's Adam Holland Is a Certainty Every Game.
 
Click here for: Atta Girl, Abby!
  Point totals for the following teams in Friday's games are currently unavailable: Roman, N-G/Ryan.
  Click here for the updated Inter-Ac Scoring Leaders.
  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit. Click here. (
Judge again owns a four-game CL winning streak)

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

Feb. 3
  Gtn. Academy beat Episcopal, 54-50. Click here for Ace's story.
  Click
here for: Inside Info Straight From the Cousin.
  Click
here for a large version of PC's seniors/parents and here for a post-game pic of the seniors and here for a large version of a Silent Night pic.
  Click
here for the updated Standings & Overall Records.
  I-A final scores are here. . . CL final scores are here.
  On Senior/Silent Night, Penn Charter beat SCH Academy, 68-53. Stats are here. Ted's report is posted. Pics
here (wrestling practice, then JV/varsity basketball vs. SCH).
 
***Penn Charter today held a pep rally, with every student/teacher in attendance, to celebrate Matt Ryan's upcoming Super Bowl appearance. Click here for a photo set.***
 
Click here for Ed Barkowitz' story on Matt Ryan's still-strong ties to Penn Charter.
  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit. Click here. (A look at the last 20 seasons for
Bonner/B-P . . . and the title teams of '83, '84 and '88)
 
La Salle sr. wrestler Vincenzo Pelusi is hoping to win a state championship. Click here for Owen McCue's story.

  Click here for Huck's Song of the Day.

Feb. 2
 
Click
here for the updated Standings & Overall Records.
 
Malvern sr. LB Jerry Curran will play college football at Lycoming.
 
Click here for: Perfect Slate for Nate.
 
Click here for: Never Know What You'll See in the Rear Window of a Car on Germantown Avenue.
 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for: Middle school wrestling vs. Germantown Academy. PC team pic here. GA team pic here.
  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Msgr. Richard J. Skelly. Msgr. Skelly, former athletic director at McDevitt and chairman of the CL's ADs and the Interleague Athletic Commission (oversaw the original City Title series), passed away recently. RIP, Monsignor. Click here for Bonnie Cook's obit.
 
Note from Ted: Click here for a story I wrote about Matt Ryan before his senior season at Boston College (top of page).

  Kobe Buffalomeat has announced his college decision! . .  As have others with legendary names. Click here.
  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit. Click here. (A list, with stats, of NBA "Our Guys" and their sons)
  Click here for one version of Ted's Song of the Day (Isley Brothers) and here for another (Smokey Robinson & The Miracles). Both are great. All-time beat. Slight edge to first one.

Feb. 1
  Click here for Bill Pennington's New York Times story on the overall
PC experience . . . with Matt Ryan's stint there in mind.
 
Click here for: Hockey Goalies Have Nothing on Her.
  Click
here for: Talk About Perfect Form . . .
 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for: Girls basketball vs. Baldwin. Baldwin team pic here.
  Click here for Mike Kern's story about
Germantown Academy sr. QB Kyle McCloskey and his commitment to Villanova. . . And here for Ace's story about Judge DB Rob King and his commitment to UConn.
 
Click here for brackets/schedule for the 32nd annual Carpenter Cup Classic, which will be played in June. As always, thanks to Bill Hall for supplying the info.
 
Last Friday, Judge honored its 1977 Catholic League basketball champs. Click here for a pic (**all IDs now added**) and here for a larger version without the caption.
  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit.
Click here. (With Jack Kusters leading the way, last night's Lansdale/C-E game offered quite the set of unusual circumstances . . . UPDATE: Yes, Jack is a member of THE wonderful Kusters family.)

 
Ted Taylor is now in his **42nd year** of writing hobby columns. Click here for his latest offering. Thanks, Ted!
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

Jan. 31
  Judge beat Wood, 31-27, for the CL wrestling crown. Click
here for a celebration pic, as provided by Steve Haug.
 
Click here for: You Might Want to Rethink That Shot Attempt.
  Click
here for the updated Standings & Overall Records.
  I-A final scores are here. CL final score is here.
 
Penn Charter sr. QB Mike "Neeko" Hnatkowsky will play college football at Muhlenberg.
 
Penn Charter fell to Germantown Academy, 57-51. Stats are here. Ted's report is posted. Pics here (varsity, then JV). GA team pic here.
 
Click here for Paul Domowitch's story on Matty Ice.
  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit. Click here. (Doubtful something like this would ever happen today . . . right?)
  Click here for the updated Catholic Scoring Leaders.

  Click here for The Wife's Song of the Day.

Jan. 30
 
Click
here for the updated Standings & Overall Records.
  CL final scores are here.
 
Ryan sr. OL Brendan Ruskowski will play college football at West Chester.
  Schedule note: Tonight's Lansdale/C-E game has been postponed. It will be played tomorrow night at C-E, at 7.
 
Penn Charter sports pics, part one . . . Click here for: Head shots of girls & boys varsity/JV basketball players.
  Penn Charter sports pics, part two . . . Click
here for: Middle school squash vs. Shipley and coed swimming vs. Holy Child (Rosemont).
PC's B squash team pic here. Shipley's squash team pic here.
  Schedule note: The Feb. 10 Wood-Roman game will be played at Bensalem High, 7 p.m. start.
  As of 10:25 a.m.,
Matt Ryan was trending No. 1 on Yahoo! ahead of Tom Selleck (No. 2) and Serena Williams (No. 3), etc.
  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit. Click here. (A look at the
Ryan-Carroll series . . . focus on the former)
 
Click here for the updated list of 1,000-Point Scorers/Contenders.

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

Jan. 29
 
Click here for info on this week's Markward Club dinner.
  Congrats to
Ryan sr. Izaiah Brockington, who's now a member of the 1,000-Point Club! . . . His dad, Antoine, scored approximately 800 at Northeast (Class of 1993, third team All-City, also third team All-City in football at multi-purpose spot).
  Click
here for the updated Standings & Overall Records.
  CL final scores are here.
  Ryan beat Carroll, 71-56. Ace's story is here.
  @AceCarterINQ will cover Carroll-Ryan on Twitter (2:30 start).
  Hopeful of getting back to the NBA,
Fels product Dionte Christmas is playing for the Delaware 87ers. Click here for Mike Jensen's story.
  Click here for the updated High Point Performances.
  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit. Click here. (
Wood's Collin Gillespie is in position to lead his school's scoring pack)

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

Jan. 28
  Congrats to
Bonner-Prendie girls hoops coach Tom Stewart, who has won 500 total games in his combo career with the Pandas and with the boys team at the ol' St. James! Click here for Kate Harman's story.
 
Best of luck to Greg "Bubba" Bernhardt, Bonner-Prendie's former football coach. He's now the boss at Sun Valley.
 
Click here for the updated Overall Scoring Leaders.
  Click here for Marc Narducci's story on Temple soph G
Shizz Alston (Haverford School).
  Click here for the updated Inter-Ac Scoring Leaders.
  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit. Click here. (A look at the
N-G/Neumann / Wood series)

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

Jan. 27
 
Episcopal beat Haverford School, 71-57. Click here for Ace's story.
  Click
here for the updated Standings & Overall Records.
  I-A final scores are here. CL final scores are here.
  Penn Charter fell to Malvern, 62-59. Stats are here. Ted's report is posted. Pics
here (set order: varsity wrestling vs. Haverford School, JV/varsity basketball vs. Malvern).
 
http://boblongsports.com/
will have VIDEO broadcasts of La Salle's games this weekend -- tonight at home vs. McDevitt (Silent Night) and Sunday at home vs. Roman. Enjoy! 
  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit. Click here. (
Wood's Collin Gillespie earns a nice spot within a special club)
  Click here for Ace's story on Wood's Thursday night win over Neumann-Goretti.
 
Sr. G Liam Shanahan, the son of long-time high school and college referee Pat Shanahan (also a teacher at Roman and former player for Neumann), is now Masterman's career scoring leader with 1,670 points. Congrats, Liam! Click here for two pics.
  Jordan Morgan played one season of high school football at now-closed 
Germantown and "played" is used loosely because he barely got on the field. Now? He's preparing for the Senior Bowl and a shot at the NFL is very much in his future. Click here for Les Bowen's story and here for a pic of Jordan (and now-Denver Bronco Will Parks) from 2011.

  Click here for Huck's Song of the Day.

Jan. 26
 
***Click here for: Really Working Overtime . . . a special page on Germantown Academy's recent 100-98, five-OT win over Haverford School. Thanks to Marty Weiss, Ed "Huck" Palmer and Mimi McCloskey for their contributions!***
  Click
here for the updated Standings & Overall Records.
  Before an overflow crowd at Ryan, Wood beat Neumann-Goretti, 82-73, as Collin Gillespie scored 42 points.
  Click
here for: PC's Gerry Sasse Has Added New Duties!
 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for: varsity/JV middle school basketball vs. Malvern. Malvern varsity team pic here. JV pic here.
  Click
here for pics from the recent ceremony to honor Malvern's 1976 and 1977 Inter-Ac basketball champs. Thanks to current assistant Matt McManus, also the director of alumni relations.
  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit.
Click here. (As far as we know, Gtn. Academy's Kyle McCloskey now owns an Inter-Ac record . . . UPDATED: Nice family nugget)

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day. (He has played this before. Would play it once a week, if you'd let him -- smile.)

Jan. 25
  Click here for John Knebels' story on
Gtn. Academy's monumental Tuesday win -- 100-98, five OTs -- over Haverford School.
  Congrats to
Edison product Nate Coronado, the Daily News City Player of the Year in 2011. After starring for coach John Merkh at Camden County (junior) College, in South Jersey, and playing for independent teams, Nate has signed a minor league contract with the Colorado Rockies. He'll report to spring training on March 3. Best of luck, Nate! Click here for two pics and thanks to Julie Yankanich, CCC's director of communications.
 
Click here for: Wha Schnupp? Her Point Total (and Confidence).
 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for: varsity/JV girls middle school basketball vs. SCH Academy. SCH varsity team pic here.
  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit. Click here. (Details/scoring from some legendary overtime games . . .
TWO GAMES ADDED; Confirmation that Wood-O'Hara indeed required six OTs) 
  In the Northeast Times, Joe Mason sheds some light on
Penn Charter frosh Kaitlyn Carter and her brother, Matt, a 1,000-point scorer at MaST Charter. Click here.

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

Jan. 24
 
Click
here for the updated Standings & Overall Records.
  I-A final scores are here.
  Click
here for: Never Know Who'll Perform the National Anthem. . . And in What Fashion.
  Click
here for: Some Save Attempts Are More Photogenic Than Others.
 
**8:08 p.m.: Germantown Academy beat Haverford School, 100-98, in five OTs (52 total minutes), as sr. G Evan-Eric Longino beat the buzzer with an 8-foot, left-side bank shot. Thanks to Amauro "Amar" Austin for these updates!! . . . And click here for Amar's celebration pic.**
  **8 p.m.: Germantown Academy and Haverford School are in a FIFTH overtime. It was 94-94 after four!!**
 
Penn Charter fell to Episcopal, 58-48. Stats are here. Ted's report is posted. Pics here (varsity, then JV).
  Click here for Dick Jerardi's story on La Salle University's father-son combo of
Bobby (Southern) and B.J. Johnson.
  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit.
Click here. (A scoring look at Judge's about-to-be-honored 1977 Catholic League champs . . .
click here for Ted's game story from the ol' Philadelphia Bulletin, Julius Thompson's column and stories on the first two playoff games.
)
  **Pre-sale tickets can be purchased at Wood and N-G for Thursday's game, which will be played at Ryan. JV at 6, varsity at 7:30. Doors at Ryan will open at 5:30.**

  Click here for the updated Catholic Scoring Leaders.

  Click here for The Wife's Song of the Day.

Jan. 23
 
Click
here for the updated Standings & Overall Records.
  CL final scores are here.
 
Neumann-Goretti star Quade Green today received his jersey for the upcoming McDonald's All American  Game. Click here for Steve Haug's story and here for his pic.
 
Channel 6's Jamie Apody caught up today with Brian McCloskey, Matt Ryan's coach at PC. Click here for the video.
 
Penn Charter has TWO Super Bowl ties . . . Donna Thompson, whose son, Terence, a junior, plays football, basketball and lacrosse for PC, is the aunt of Joe Judge, the Patriots' special teams coordinator.
 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for: girls JV/varsity basketball vs. Carroll. PC's JV team pic here. Carroll's JV team pic here. Carroll's varsity team pic here.
 
Rob Roberts, a Gtn. Academy grad and the son of baseball Hall of Famer Robin Roberts, has provided an update for the Jan. 19 Tedbit. Click here. Thanks, Rob!
  Joe Judge, who starred for
Lansdale Catholic (Class of 2000) in the pre-CL era, is the Patriots' special teams coordinator (bio here). His dad, Joe, played for Father Judge, Temple and the Hamilton Tiger Cats of the Canadian Football League. Dad's brother, Jerry, was a heavyweight boxer and once fought Larry Holmes (regular) and George Foreman (as part of a five-bout exhibition!) Video here. He was an All-Catholic football player at Judge. Another brother, Kerry, also boxed and made an appearance in Rocky V.
  Tiiiiime for a football Tedbit. Click here. (A look at
Matt Ryan's Penn Charter stats) . . . And click here for Zach Berman's story on yesterday's victory.

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

Jan. 22
 
The Jan. 15 football Tedbit has been updated and there's a new No. 1. Click here.
  What are the chances? . . .
Judge's varsity roster has 13 players. In today's win vs. Lansdale, all scoring was done by the last five guys in alphabetical order: Matt O'Connor, Mike Power, Tom Quarry, Drew Riley, Marc Rodriguez.
  **Congrats to Atlanta Falcons QB
Matt Ryan (Penn Charter '03) and special teams coordinator Keith Armstrong (Bishop Egan '82) . . . They're going to the Super Bowl!!**
  Click
here for the updated Standings & Overall Records.
  CL final scores are here.
  Another great
Matt Ryan story . . . This one from the NY Times.
  Click here for info on this week's Markward Club dinner.
  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit.
Click here. (Frog provides the impetus, West Catholic's Ernie Beck leads the way)

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

Jan. 21
 
Click here for the schedule for the Catholic League wrestling playoffs.
  Mark "Frog" Carfagno always finds the legends. Click
here for a pic of Frog and a GREAT man, basketball legend Ernie Beck!
 
Click here for: Please Accept This Offering . . .
 
Click here for: Hey, She Was Open.
 
Penn Charter beat Central, 57-44. Stats are here. Ted's report is posted. Pics here (JV, then varsity).
 
Click here for Zach Berman's story on Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan (Penn Charter) . . . Zach, a former website stalwart, is a GA grad, so doing this story had to hurt (smile).
 
Click here for: The Path to Victory Goes THAT Way.
  Click here for the updated Inter-Ac Scoring Leaders.
  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit. Click here. (Details of
Roman's 24 consecutive wins over Bonner/B-P)

  Click here for Ace's story on Roman's one-point, last-second win over Bonner-Prendie. Your favorite assistant, EVER, is mentioned at the very beginning of the story! Ha, ha, ha. . . . Click here for a broadcast via DelcoHoops.com.
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

Jan. 20
  Click
here for: Will He Make the Save? There's a Ray of Hope.
 
Click here for: Um, This Is No Longer Soccer Season.
 
Click here for: Sorry, Your Request to Score Has Been Rejected.
  Click
here for the updated Standings & Overall Records.
  CL final scores are here.
  I-A final scores are here.
  Click
here for: Never Know Where You'll See a Relative of a VERY Prominent Athlete Highlighted in That Morning's Tedbit.
 
Penn Charter fell to Haverford School, 58-44. Stats are here. Ted's report is posted. Pics here (set order: varsity/middle school wrestling practice, 3rd team/JV/varsity basketball games vs. HS)
  @AceCarterINQ will cover Roman/B-P on Twitter (7 p.m. start).

 
Check out info on Penn Charter's girls soccer history . . .
*Year-by-Year Results/Breakdown
*Individual Accomplishments

  Tiiiiime for a football Tedbit. Click here. (Stats for "Our Guys" winners of major Maxwell Club awards, plus details on an amazing feat in 1950 by Penn's Francis "Reds" Bagnell (
West Catholic/Gtn. Academy)

  Click here for Huck's Song of the Day. (For a while, he's switching things up to dance music he played back in the day on the DJ trail.)

Jan. 19
  Congrats to Atlanta Falcons QB
Matt Ryan (PC '03), who has been named the Maxwell Club's pro football player of the year! Click here) Also, the Pro Football Writers Association has named him the offensive player of the year and overall MVP! (Click here)
  The replacement work continues on the Ocean City (NJ) boardwalk. Click
here & here for a look south from right outside the Music Pier.
 
Penn Charter soph OF Sammy Siani will play college baseball at Duke. His brother, Mike, a jr. OF, long ago committed to Virginia. Six other PC guys have also made D-I commitments: Brendan "Chooch" Cellucci, Tulane; Alex Cohen, Army; James Gabor, Georgetown; Adam Holland, Rutgers; Joey Lancellotti, North Carolina; Dom Toso, Bucknell. Cohen, Gabor (subs) and Holland (starter) also play basketball.
  Click here for one story on Philly's Black Basketball Hall of Fame and here for another.
  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit.
Click here. (Germantown Academy's Kyle McCloskey sniffs rare air. . . Maybe exclusive air)

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

Jan. 18
  Click
here for: Never Know Where You'll See a Prominent Ref.
 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for: varsity and JV middle school basketball vs. SCH Academy. SCH varsity team pic here.
  Best wishes going forward to star Creighton G
Maurice Watson (Boys' Latin), whose college career has ended due to a serious knee injury. Click here for a story.
  Click here for the High Point Performances.
 
Click here for the Overall Scoring Leaders.
 
Click here for the updated list of 1,000-Point Scorers/Contenders.
  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit. Click here. (A scoring look at
Malvern's about-to-be-honored '76 and '77 Inter-Ac champs).

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

Jan. 17
 
Click
here for the updated Standings & Overall Records.
  As N-G beat Judge tonight, 70-42,
sr. F Dhamir "DaDa" Cosby-Roundtree surpassed 1,000 career points. Congrats!
  I-A final scores are here.
 
Click here for: Lexi Gets Lassoed.
 
Click here for: Bounce and Tuck.
 
Click here for: Never Know Where You'll See Three Quarterbacks.
 
Penn Charter beat SCH Academy, 69-42. Stats are here. Ted's report is posted. Pics here (set order: girls swimming vs. Baldwin, girls/boys basketball vs. SCH Academy).
 
Before Friday's home game (7 p.m.) vs. Germantown Academy, Malvern will honor its 1976 and 1977 outright Inter-Ac champs. As of this morning, these players/coaches/managers have said they'll attend: head coach Fran Dunphy, Gil Nassib, Joe Miele, assistant Bud Tosti, Al Shrader, Dan Flynn, Pat Purcell, Gordy Bryan, Bob Bradley, John DeAngelis, assistant Kevin McCarry, Mike Dolente, Rich Devine, Joe Carney. Thanks to current assistant Matt McManus ('08) for this.
  Thanks to Jim "Oaky" O'Connor, the
Jan. 15 Villanova Tedbit now includes 50 seasons of "Our Guys."
  Click
here for a Ace's pic from yesterday . . . It shows three special honorees -- Yank, 'Dre and Bru. Congrats, guys!

  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit. Click here. (How the CL record for league play was raised from 41 to 51)
  Click here for The Wife's Song of the Day (as suggested by Gerry Sasse, assistant to PC's athletic directors. Richie Ingui, one of the group's main singers, passed away last Friday. RIP.)

Jan. 16
  Names of two "Our Guys" walk-ons from
Bonner have been added to the Jan. 15 Villanova Tedbit. Thanks to Jay Rattigan!
  Click
here for the updated Standings & Overall Records.
  CL final scores are here.
  Bonner-Prendie today beat SJ Prep for the first time since the teams' first of two meetings in the 2008-09 season.
 
Major congrats to Neumann-Goretti sr. G Quade Green, who has been chosen to play in the 40th annual McDonald's All-American Game March 29 in Chicago! Click here for Ace's Twitter page and look for his special Quade video. One of "Our Guys" has not played in the game since 2009. Click here for a breakdown of Our Guys' performances.
 
Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit. Click here. (O'Hara sr. G Jaye'lyn Peebles is now on the fill-it-up list)

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

Jan. 15
 
Click
here for the updated Standings & Overall Records.
  Thanks to the guys who provided individual point totals for today's CL games and N-G's game in Massachusetts -- Patrick Albanese, Dan DiBerardinis, Charlie Pitale, Paul Romanczuk, Matt Santoro, Tom Taylor, Joe Zeglinski.
  CL final scores are here.
  In a 70-68 loss to La Salle today,
O'Hara sr. G Jaye'lyn Peebles broke the school record with 40 points! Mike O'Hara (38 in '87) had owned it.
  Click
here for: Kait Has a Date . . . With a Field Goal.
  Click
here for: It's All About Family.
  Click here for: Never Know Where You'll See Two Great Guys Who Were Featured in a Recent Inquirer Story.
 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for: girls basketball vs. Sanford (DE) in showcase event at Phila. University.
  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of George Britner. George, a retired Philadelphia policeman and long-time  referee/umpire, passed away Wednesday. RIP, George.
  Click here for Frank Fitzpatrick's column on the glory era of city high school football.
  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit. Click here. (With
Collin Gillespie's announcement in mind . . . Villanova's "Our Guys" over the last 45 seasons.
  Tiiiiime for a football Tedbit.
Click here. (Rich Gannon vs. Matt Ryan . . . in playoff performances)

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

Jan. 14
  **
Wood sr. G Collin Gillespie will play college hoops at Villanova!**
  Click here for the League Scoring Leaders.
 
Click here for: Elevators Have Nothing on PC's James Gabor.
 
Click here for a large pic of GA's student rooters from last night.
  Click here for Bruce Adams' story on Episcopal's 82-81 Friday night win, in OT, over Malvern.
  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit.
Click here. (A scoring look at the Storm family . . . GA's Cole had a difficult start)
 
Click here for: Oh, Man, What's That Big Orange Thing on the Side of My Face.

  Click here for Ace's story on Carroll's Friday night win over La Salle.
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

Jan. 13
  Also . . . In Judge's win over WC,
sr. G Marc Rodriguez tied the school record for points in one game with 34! Also scoring that number: Jim Halpin in 1962-63 season opener vs. Lincoln and Mike Krawczyk twice in 1967-68 season in Northern Division games vs. McDevitt and Dougherty.
  Click
here for the updated Standings & Overall Records.
  Click
here for: He's Dunkin' . . . and It Ain't a Donut.
 
Click here for: Zach Attacked.
  CL final scores are here. I-A final scores are here.
  Penn Charter fell to Germantown Academy, 71-47. Stats are here Ted's report is posted. Pics
here (set order: 3rd team, JV, varsity). PC's 3rd team pic here.
  Major congrats to Judge assistant Mike O'Connell, who tonight guided the varsity to a 55-52 win at West Catholic! He was pressed into service because head coach Sean Tait -- they were teammates at Judge ('95) -- was unavailable due to an eye injury. This is Mike's 16th total season as an assistant (at Wood, then Judge).

 
Click here for Joe Mason's feature story on Mr. Grand . . . a k a Marc Rodriguez.
  @AceCarterINQ will cover La Salle-Carroll on Twitter (7 p.m. start).
 
Check out historical info on Penn Charter's girls lacrosse team . . .
*Year-by-Year Results/Breakdown
*Individual Accomplishments
  Click here for Mike Jensen's hoops story on super fans Bill Wright (one of our advertisers) and Tom Bachinger. Congrats on getting this attention, guys. Extremely nice!
  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit. Click here. (A look at
Lansdale Catholic's Ottomano family)
  Click here for Huck's Song of the Day. (With Friday the 13th in mind)

Jan. 12
  Click
here for: Getting a Reid on the Ball's Location.
 
Click here for: Gee, Look Who's Channeling Stephen Curry.
 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for: middle school varsity basketball vs. Germantown Academy, varsity squash vs. Malvern and girls JV squash vs SCH Academy (mixed together), middle school JV basketball vs. GA. GA MS varsity team pic here. GA MS JV team pic here.
 
On his Twitter page here, Ace has a pinned tweet video with interview/action clips of N-G star Quade Green.
  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Mark Allen. Mark, a defensive back for North Catholic's final football team in 2009 and a member of the school's last class of graduates in 2010, passed away recently due to a medical condition. Please click here for a GoFundMe page. RIP, Mark.
 
Did you know? . . . While at Penn Charter, Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan was a captain in football, basketball and baseball. Click here for PC's major sports captains back to the 1903-04 school year.
  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit.
Click here. (Roman's CL losses of at least 10 points over the last 23 seasons)

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

Jan. 11
 
Neumann-Goretti beat Roman, 87-53, as Quade Green totaled 23 points and 13 assists. Click here for Ace's story.
  **Major congrats to
La Salle product Sean McDermott, the Buffalo Bills' new head coach.** Click here. And click here for Ted's story about Sean from 1992.
 
Four new pics -- from the Disney Marathon -- have been added to this set: Dr. Mark Bristol's New Hobby. Keep it goin', Mark!
 
Click here for the Overall Scoring Leaders.
  Click here for the High Point Performances.
  Click
here for the updated Standings & Overall Records.
  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit. Click here. (The
updated list of "Fine Nine" CL/I-A coaches)
 
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

Jan. 10
  Click
here for: This Young Lady Deserves a Hand.
 
It's "Pumpkin" time again! Click here for the pic.
 
Click here for: Three Up, Three Down.

 
**Congrats to Jim Fenerty, who tonight notched win No. 600 (73-46 over SCH Academy) in 36 seasons of coaching! Eight at the ol' Bishop Egan (1982-89) and 28 at Germantown Academy (1990-2017). Click here for a Celebration Page.**
 
Penn Charter fell to Malvern, 60-58. Stats are here. Ted's report is posted. Pics here -- set order: swimming vs. Haverford School (boys) and Agnes Irwin (girls), basketball vs. Episcopal (girls) and Malvern (boys).
 
**For the 12th year, Randy Seidman will be shining a light on Philly Guys in college baseball. Click here for his set-up nugget. Thanks, Randy!**
 
Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit. Click here. (Details for multiple-OT Catholic League games in this century)
  Click here for The Wife's Song of the Day.

Jan. 9
 
Click
here for the updated Standings & Overall Records.
  CL final scores are here.
  It's "Pumpkin" time again! Click
here for the pic.
  8:24 p.m.: West Catholic won, 67-61.

  8:13 p.m.: West Catholic and Lansdale are in a third OT.
 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for middle school basketball: boys practice, girls varsity/JV vs. Baldwin. PC's varsity team here. Baldwin's varsity team here.

 
**Click here for a Marc Rodriguez Celebration Page.**
 
Click here for info on this week's Markward Club dinner.
  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit.
Click here. (Details of Carroll's 16 consecutive wins over Wood)
  SFBN has formed a partnership with the Catholic League! It will now run a special portal (click here) and all games will be pay-per-view. First up: Roman vs. Neumann-Goretti this Wednesday at 7 p.m. Cost is $10.
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

Jan. 8
  Click
here to see one of the most insane comebacks in hoops history.
  New Jersey is considering a very strict transfer rule. Click here.
  Click
here for the updated Standings & Overall Records.
  Wood beat Carroll, 76-68. The Vikings had dropped 16 consecutive meetings vs. the Patriots. Click here for Ace's story.
  @AceCarterINQ will cover Carroll-Wood on Twitter (4 p.m. start).
  Tiiiiime for a football Tedbit. Click here. (The chief list of first team "Our Guys" All-Pro honorees now includes
PC's Matt Ryan)
 
Gotta love this: Four "Our Guys" started for Penn State in yesterday's win over Michigan State at the fabled Palestra -- Lamar Stevens, Tony Carr, Shep Garner (all Roman) and Julian Moore (Germantown Academy). Mike Watkins (MC&S) came off the bench. Oh, and Patrick Chambers (Episcopal) was the coach. Congrats to all! 
  Click here for Mike Jensen's column on
N-G stars Quade Green and Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree.
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

Jan. 7
  Have you ever seen a dunk by a high school girl? Click
here.
 
Click here for Bob Cooney's what-they're-doing-now feature on hoops legends Aaron McKie (Gratz) and Doug Overton (Dobbins).

  Tiiiiime for a football Tedbit. Click here. (You won't believe how many "Our Guys" played in NFL games this season)
  Click here for Ace's story on Haverford School's I-A Tripleheader win over Germantown Academy.
  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit. Click here. (Records/sites for 23 years of the Inter-Ac's Tripleheader)
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

Jan. 6
  CL final scores are here. I-A final scores are here.
  Click
here for: Delaney Delivers.
 
Click here for: O, Such Effort.
 
You won't believe what happened at Wood today . . . Click here for a pic. Sunday's Carroll-Wood game will be played at Holy Family University (2:30 JV, 4 varsity).
  In the Inter-Ac's Dan Dougherty (opening) Tripleheader . . .
  Penn Charter fell to Episcopal, 62-47. Stats are here. Ted's report is posted. Pics
here. Episcopal team pic here.
 
La Salle High product Joe Dowling, a member of the 1981 CL basketball champs, is serving Penn as a sports psychologist. Click here for Dick Jerardi's DN story.
 
Bok product Jihad Ward is ready to help the Oakland Raiders in the NFL playoffs. Click here for Donald Hunt's story.
 
Click here for the updated list of 1,000-Point Scorers/Contenders.

  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit. Click here. (Leading scorers in the Inter-Ac's Dan Dougherty Opening Tripleheader)
  Click here for Huck's Song of the Day.

Jan. 5
 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for squash: coed middle school practice, girls varsity practice (match postponed due to illness), JV boys vs. SJ Prep. Girls MS team pic here. Boys MS team pic here. SJ Prep JV team pic here.
  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit. Click here. (
Ryan is 10-0 for the first time in school history) . . . Also, another cool update has been added to yesterday's nugget involving Judge. Thanks to Brian McKendry.
 
Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

Jan. 4
 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for middle school squash and wrestling vs. Germantown Friends.
 
Schedule note: Friday's Lansdale at McDevitt start time is now 5:15.
  The Archdiocese has released its Fall Sports Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll. Click here.
  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit. Click here. (
Judge's verrrrry long wait for a 1,000-point scorer; historical context . . . Thanks to assistant coach Mike O'Connell, this item has been updated. See why 27, the amount of points scored last night by Marc Rodriguez, is such an important number in school history) 
 
In last night's Roman-McDevitt game, the Alcorn brothers got to play against each other. Charlie defeated Austin, 4-0. Click here for some pics, as provided by McDevitt assistant Dan Greenberg and snapped by the brothers' dad, John. Thanks, guys!

  Click here for Ace's ink on Bonner-Prendie's win over Conwell-Egan.
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

Jan. 3
  **Click
here for a postgame pic of Marc Rodriguez, as snapped by assistant Mike O'Connell. Thanks, Mike! . . And click here for a cropped/larger version without caption.**
  Tonight's CL final scores are here.
 
**Congrats to sr. G Marc Rodriguez, who tonight vs. Wood became Judge's first 1,000-point career scorer!! This is the Crusaders' 62nd CL season.**
 
@AceCarterINQ is covering C-E/B-P on Twitter.
  Catholic League play begins tonight. Good luck to all teams!
 
Click here to take another look at the pic from Nov. 30 of former Gratz coach Bill Ellerbee and some of his players. Thanks to Bill, all IDs have been added.
  Schedule note for a Thursday game: Southern will play AT Gtn. Academy at 4 p.m.
 
In a Cotton Bowl win, Malvern product Alex Hornibrook passed for Wisconsin's final TD. Click here for a recent story about his wildly athletic family.

  **Now on the Speedy Morris Celebration Page . . . The players who made 700 wins possible. Click here and go to the bottom of that page to see their names.**
  Tiiiiime for a football Tedbit. Click here. (Top 20 playoff performances by CL receivers whose teams advanced at least to state quarters)
  Click here for The Wife's Song of the Day.

Jan. 2
 
Cardinal Dougherty grad Shaun Ellis ('04), a former Phillies draftee and pitcher in the minor leagues and independent ball since 2009, is offering pitching lessons. He may be reached at 856-617-3557 or shaunellis08@gmail.com.
  Team Stars & Stripes, which will play a game in China as part of a visit to that country f
rom April 1 to 9, seeks high school football seniors from the Philadelphia area. Bill Gallagher, now an assistant at Penn Charter and formerly the head coach at PC, Episcopal Academy and the ol' Chestnut Hill Academy, is the head coach of this squad. Reach him at bgnd72@comcast.net. **Take note: This game/journey involving China replaces the original plan involving England.**

 
Penn Charter product Matt Ryan this season achieved the No. 5 passer rating in NFL history. Click here for the list on pro-football-reference.com.
 
Website legend Mark "Frog" Carfagno, as he does every year, performed in the Mummers Parade yesterday. Click here for a pic.

  Tiiiiime for a football Tedbit. Click here. (Top 20 playoff performances by CL rushers whose teams advanced at least to state quarters)
  Click here for Ted's Song of the (Rainy) Day.

Jan. 1
  Happy New Year!!

Dec. 31
 
Second team and third team all-league honorees have been added to the Speedy Morris Celebration Page. Click here.
 
Click here for the Overall Scoring Leaders.
 
www.easternpafootball.com has posted its all-star teams.
  Click here for the High Point Performances.
 
Click here for the updated list of 1,000-Point Scorers/Contenders.
  Click
here for the updated Overall Records.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (A look at high school wins No. 100, 200, 300, 400, 500, 600 and 700 for William "Speedy" Morris)
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

Dec. 30
  **Click here for a Speedy Morris Celebration Page.**
 
**Major congrats to legendary coach William "Speedy" Morris, who now owns 700 wins at the high school level!! Today, the Prep beat St. Georges (DE), 67-48, in a showcase event at Widener! Counting high school and college, this was his 1,400th game. Last year, on the same date, in the same gym, he became the first coach in Pennsylvania history to notch 300 wins at a second school. Postgame pic in locker room here.**
 
Click here for: Since When Is a Basketball Player a Football Ref?
 
Click here for: "Pooch" Pounds One Holmes.
  Click
here for: It's All About the Facial Expression.
  Penn Charter beat Friends' Central, 58-28. Stats are here. Ted's report is posted. Pics
here (last part of set: first half of JV game). FC varsity team pic here.

  The following tourney boxscores have not been received . . .
  Lansdale vs. Garnet Valley . . . received; thanks!
  Roman vs. Roger Bacon . . . received; thanks!
  SJ Prep vs. Shanahan . . . received; thanks!
  West Catholic vs. First Love Christian and West Mifflin.
  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit. Click here. (Four CL teams will finish with one or no non-league losses. A look back to 2011)
  Click here for Huck's Song of the Day. Major congrats to Matt (a k a "Cauls") and Katie McCauley on the birth of their daughter, Lucy! Cauls long has snapped great pics at West Catholic football games.

Dec. 29
 
La Salle beat Carlisle, 73-66, in OT, in a showcase event at Widener. Click here for Ace's story.
  Roman's 25-game winning streak has been halted. The Cahillites fell to Roger Bacon of St. Bernard (OH), 64-41, in a tournament final.
 
Archbishop Ryan seeks coaches for its JV and freshman baseball teams. Contact varsity coach Nick Chichilitti at nchichilitti43@comcast.net.
  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit. Click here. (
Roman now owns a 25-game winning streak. Game-by-game details)
 
Click here for: If Someone Tries to Tell You Penn Charter Sr. PG Adam Holland Isn't Tough, Don't Fall for It.

 
Ted Taylor is now in his **42nd year** of writing hobby columns. Click here for his latest offering. Thanks, Ted!
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

Dec. 28
 
Tomorrow night's championship game in the Benedictine Capital City Classic (Richmond, VA) will be an all-Philly affair -- Germantown Academy vs. Archbishop Carroll.
  The incomparable Vince "Trom/Pops" Trombetta, who's in his ninth decade, is back in the reffing saddle!! Click
here for a pic.
  Click
here for: Talk About Strong Family Support, Part Two.
  Click
here for: Who Knew? Basketball Sometimes Includes a High Jump.

  In a Boardwalk Classic final . . .
 
Penn Charter beat Cherokee (NJ), 55-43. Stats are here. Ted's report is posted. Pics here (set starts with girls vs. Ryan).
 
Click here for our latest Separated at Birth: PC soph Ryan Maloney and NBA player . . .
 
The resurfacing of Penn Charter's Perrott Field (lacrosse, field hockey, etc.) is in the home stretch. Click here for three pics from John Burkhart. Thanks, John!
  Click here for Ace's story on Ryan's Tuesday win over Episcopal.
  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit.
Click here. (Kyle McCloskey's special day was quite the memory-maker overall)

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

Dec. 27
  In a Boardwalk Classic semifinal . . .
  Penn Charter beat Middle Twp. (NJ), 53-27. Stats are here. Ted's report is posted. Pics
here.
 
Congrats to Germantown Academy sr. Kyle McCloskey, who now owns more than 1,000 career points!
 
Tiiiiime for a football Tedbit. Click here. (Top 20 playoff performances by CL passers whose teams advanced at least to state quarters)
  Click here for The Wife's Song of the Day.

Dec. 26
 
Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit. Click here. (For now,
Germantown Academy's Evan-Eric Longino and Kyle McCloskey own the top spot on an extensive, fill-it-up list)
  Click
here for the updated Overall Records.
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

Dec. 25
  Merry Christmas!!

Dec. 24
 
Click here for the High Point Performances.
 
Click here for the Overall Scoring Leaders.
 
Click here for the updated list of 1,000-Point Scorers/Contenders.

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

Dec. 23
  Click
here for: Never Know Where You'll See Two Neumann-Goretti Hoops Legends. (One guy's first name starts with Q -- smile).
  Click
here for: Imere Is Way Up Here.
 
Click here for: Willing to Sacrifice His Body? Check!
 
Click here for: Talk About Strong Family Support.
 
Penn Charter beat West Catholic, 56-54, on a late trey by frosh G Ryan "Pooch" Holmes. Stats are here. Ted's report is posted. Pics here (set order: 3rd team, JV, varsity).
  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit. Click here. (
Neumann-Goretti's lowest point totals during the Carl Arrigale Era)
 
Click here for Huck's Song of the Day . . . Um, Let's Make That Huck's Song for It's-Almost-Here Christmas.

Dec. 22
  Please say a prayer and wish for only the best for former
West Catholic basketball star John Ashmore ('98), who is battling a serious health issue. We're all with you, John!
 
Click here for Bill Wasylenko's video look at five more La Salle football stars.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. (An all-star team of the CL's five other state champs -- La Salle '09, West '10, SJ Prep '13-'14/'16)

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

Dec. 21
  Click on the links right below for a look at
Penn Charter's softball history . . .
*Year-by-Year Results/Breakdown
*Individual Accomplishments

  Check out this SERIOUS dunk by Tennessee State guard Tajhere McCall (
Engineering and Science) in a recent game vs. Duke.
  In the waning moments of last night's win over North Dakota, and right after, Iowa coach Fran McCaffery (La Salle High '77) was not exactly a happy man. Click here.

  Notre Dame football star Mike McGlinchey was in the
PC house yesterday. Click here for John Burkhart's pic.
 
Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan (Penn Charter '03) has been chosen to play in the Pro Bowl. Congrats!
  Two of the nation's top sr. PGs met Monday in Florida and
N-G's Quade Green was one of them. Click here for an in-depth video. (Due to injury, Quade did not play in yesterday's N-G game.)
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (An all-star team of
Wood's top players from the four state champs)

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

Dec. 20
  The following players earned spots on the Pennsylvania Writers' All-State teams . . . 6A:
SJ Prep -- D'Andre Swift, RB (Player of Year), Jackson Evans and Carter Lynch, OL; Richard Carr, Ath (defense) . . . 4A: O'Hara -- Des Holmes, OL . . . 2A: West Cath. -- Amadou Barry, WR.
 
Click here for: Home on the Mid-Range.
  Penn Charter fell to Shipley, 70-50. Stats are here. Ted's report is posted. Pics
here (second part of set: girls varsity vs. Olney). Shipley team here.
  After 14 great seasons with the New Jersey Jackals,
Roxborough grad Joe Calfapietra (first team All-Public in '87) now will manage the Kansas City T-Bones. Click here for a story. Best of luck, Joe!
  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit.
Click here. (Bonner-Prendie sniffs 5-0 air for the first time in 23 seasons . . . at least)
 
Click here for the Overall Scoring Leaders. (C-E & SCH Academy players now added)

  Click here for The Wife's Song of the Day.

Dec. 19
  Update:
O'Hara product Tom Savage is now the Houston Texans' starting quarterback! Click here.
 
The following Wood players earned spots on the Pennsylvania Writers' 5A All-State team . . . Shawn Thomspon, RB; Mark Webb, WR; Raheem "Speedy" Blackshear, Ath; Anthony Diodato, DL; Matt Palmer, LB. 
 
Click here for: Ryan Goes Flyin'.
 
Click here for: Topaz-Notch Effort.
 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for: JV basketball vs. Episcopal Academy. EA team here.
  Yesterday, in a backup role,
O'Hara product Tom Savage QB'd the Houston Texans to a 21-20 victory by passing 23-for-36 for 260 yards. They were trailing, 13-0, when he entered the game. Click here.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. (SJ Prep grad Rich Gannon still owns the NFL record for . . . )

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

Dec. 18
 
Roman product Will Fuller made a sensational catch today for the Houston Texans. Click here for video (stay with it for the slow-motion replay).
 
Click here for the updated list of 1,000-Point Scorers/Contenders.
  Did you know? The three
Germantown Academy sons recently added to this list -- Patrick McGettigan, Kyle McCloskey,  Jake Dianno -- all attended St. Alphonsus in Maple Glen. Thanks to Mimi McCloskey, Kyle's mom, for the info!  
 
Click here for Ace's notes column on Neumann-Goretti and Wood.

  **Tiiiiime for a Tedbit and you can see it here (football page) or here (basketball page). Reason? It details the high school basketball careers of two famous football players,
Bonner's John Cappelletti and Beaver Falls' Joe Namath. Inspiration credit to Pat McLoone!**
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

Dec. 17
  Click
here for: "Ball, I Want You to Return to Me Right Now."
 
Click here for: Up and Adam.
 
Click here for: Tonight, Halftime Turned Into Ryan Time.
  Penn Charter beat Palumbo, 61-40. Stats are here. Ted's report is posted. Pics
here (set starts with girls game vs. Mercersburg; fewer total shots; forgot extra batteries -- sorry). Palumbo team here.
  Schedule note: Today's SJ Prep-Haverford School game has been postponed. New date not yet set.
  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit. Click here. (The
Daly Dad-Sons are on a cool doorstep)

  Click here for Ace's story on Gratz' Friday night win over Penn Charter.
  ***After an outrageously busy stretch (plus a hacked email account), Anthony Franklin is back to detail the accomplishments of "Our Guys" playing college football. Click here for his Week Eight Through 11 Awards and/or Notes. (Read from top down.) Thanks, Ant!!***
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day. (Tremendous suggestion by '83 PC grad Birch Maley)

Dec. 16
  Click
here for: "TT" Stands for Tremendously Tight.
 
Click here for: "Pooch" in Lofty Perch.
  Penn Charter fell to Gratz, 54-41. Stats are here. Ted's report is posted. Pics
here (set starts with girls game vs. Ryan). PC girls team here. Ryan's girls team here. Gratz boys team here.
  Three father-son combos have been added to this list. And all three sons played for
Germantown Academy. . . One more family has been updated. Sons played for Wood. (Thanks to Tommy Telford.)
  This year's All-City honorees have been added to these lists . . .
First Names from A to C
First Names from D to G

First Names from H to J
First Names from K to M
First Names from N to R

First Names from S to Z

  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (Two guys have again earned first team All-City honors . . . all multiple honorees in this century)
 
The Daily News All-City, All-Catholic and All-Public Football Teams, as picked by Aaron "Ace" Carter, are in today's paper. Congrats to the Players of the Year: D'Andre Swift, SJ Prep; Patrick McGettigan, Germantown Academy; Isheem Young, Imhotep; Mahmud Dioubate, Bartram. (The All-City team is here. All-Catholic and All-Public teams are here.)
 
Click here for Huck's Song of the Day.

Dec. 15
 
**Click here for Ed "Huck" Palmer's assorted All-Catholic teams . . . Overall, Red Division, Blue Division.**
 
Click here for Ace's column on rude chants by student rooters . . . and why someone must make sure they are immediately halted.
  You've gone too long without seeing a pic of this guy . . . the legendary Thomas "Hock/Puck" McKenna!!! Click
here. . . . And here for a more relaxed look before he had to start working (smile).
  PC football star Luke Stansfield now has a side job. Click
here.
  Click
here for: This Was Major.
  Click
here for: An Interesting Way to Take a Dive.

 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for: Middle school wrestling vs. Abington Friends, MS coed swimming vs. Episcopal, upper school JV/3rd team basketball vs. Roman (games played simultaneously on adjoining courts; pics go back and forth!)
  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit.
Click here. (Quade Green owns N-G's top one-game scoring spot in the Carl Arrigale Era)
  Click here for Ace's story on Neumann-Goretti's win over Imhotep.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. (Wood has earned four next-to-largest enrollment state titles. Which team "deserves" to be called the  best?)
  Click here for the list of Division One basketball players from Catholic & Inter-Ac schools.

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

Dec. 14
  Click
here for: Armin' Carmen.
 
Click here for: Effort From Maley? Daily!
 
Click here for: Get Ready for This Family's Next Star.
 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for: Boys middle school squash vs. SCH Academy; girls basketball -- MS varsity vs. Friends' Central, US varsity vs. Notre Dame, MS JV vs. FC, US JV vs. ND.
 
The Dec. 12 basketball Tedbit has been updated with some Malvern shooting numbers. Thanks to coach John Harmatuk.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. (Archrivals SJ Prep, 3, and La Salle, 1, have combined for four largest-enrollment state titles. Which team "deserves" to be called the  best?) 
  Click here for one man's opinion on AAU vs. playground ball.
  **Click here for the final 2016 version of Huck's outrageously thorough Catholic League team and individual stats.**
  Tom DeFelice, former
West Catholic/Temple quarterback, coach at Bok and still a college basketball ref, will be a guest on Bill Werndl's Sports Chatter radio show tomorrow at 2:45 p.m. You can listen
here.
  The Markward Club's first luncheon of the 2016-17 season will be held today. Click here.
 
Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

Dec. 13
  Click
here for: An A"mas"ing Save.
 
Click here for: The Pride of Latvia.
 
Click here for: Feelin' the Burn.
 
Penn Charter fell to Ryan, 57-43. Stats are here. Ted's report is posted. Pics here (3rd team, JV, varsity). Varsity captains here. JV team here. 3rd team here. Ryan's varsity here.
 
Eighty-two years ago this week, Penn Charter's basketball team won a game by 77 points. Click here for a special page.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (
Wood's Shawn Thompson and Raheem "Speedy" Blackshear earn their way onto a special list . . . With major help from their blockers, of course)
 
Click here for the Final Weekly Stats Leaders (more guys in each category) for rushing, passing, receiving, kick scoring, overall scoring and interceptions, as compiled by Huck.
  Click here for Huck's Final City Top 10.

  Click here for The Wife's Song of the Day. (Finally, she makes the right choice -- ha ha ha.)

Dec. 12
 
Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit. Click here. (After today's game -- see info right below --
Speedy Morris might own a world record)
   In a non-league game this afternoon, Malvern beat SJ Prep, 102-89, as freshman Deuce Turner scored 35 points (or maybe 38; conflicting numbers are being reported). Three other freshmen also scored in double digits for Malvern. In all, nine players scored at least 10 points and there were 23 three-pointers.
 
Congrats to Penn State OL Ryan Bates (Wood), who was named to USA Today's Freshman All-American Team! Click here. (Ryan is the nephew of former Dobbins coach Doug Macauley, who played football at Northeast and Tulsa.)
  Click here for complete season results for Cath/Int teams.
 
Some nice defensive performances yesterday by "Our Guys" NFL rookies: Penn Charter's Daryl Worley had eight tackles, two assists and an INT for Carolina; Bok's Jihad Ward had five/two for Oakland; Frankford's Zaire "Bam" Anderson had three/two for Denver.

  Many of the Tedbits going back to Nov. 19 have been updated.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (Darren is no longer the best-record king in the Swift family)
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day. (Maybe you feel this way about the 2016 football season)

Dec. 11
  Tiiiiime for a basketball Tedbit. Click here. (It appears
Germantown Academy's Evan-Eric Longino broke his own record Friday night)
  Most of the historical files on this page (Overall/Catholic/Inter-Ac) have been updated.

  ***Click here for SJ Prep's Tribute Page.***
 
Qualifying SJ Prep guys have been added to these files . . .

Individual Career Records, by School
Individual Season Statistical Leaders, by Yardage
Individual Season Statistical Leaders, 1981-2016
Top Season Statistical Performers, Assorted Categories, 1981-2016

  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (Final career totals for the
Wood & SJ Prep guys . . . with guys from the two previous lists mixed in)
  Click here for Ace's story on Roman's hoops win over Haverford School.
 
The SJ Prep History Page has been updated.
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day. (Thanks to Wood & SJ Prep, "Our Guys" took two) 

Dec. 10
 
Click here for state playoff recaps involving CL teams.
  Click here for the final standings, overall records and PF/PA.

  In the PIAA Class AAAAAA final . . .
  SJ Prep beat Pittsburgh Central Catholic, 42-7, to claim its third crown in four years as D'Andre Swift turned 27 carries into 161 yards and three TDs.
TEAM PAGE is updated/finalized.

 
***Click here for Wood's Tribute Page.***
 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for two pics of Perrott Field, which is being returfed. The first strips are now in place. Pics by teacher John Burkhart. As he put it, the frozen turf has been rolled out onto the tundra. Ha, ha. Thanks, John!
  Click here for Ace's story on Ryan's Friday night basketball victory over Constitution.
  Qualifying
Wood guys have been added to these files . . .

Individual Career Records, by School
Individual Season Statistical Leaders, by Yardage
Individual Season Statistical Leaders, 1981-2016
Top Season Statistical Performers, Assorted Categories, 1981-2016

  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (Raheem "Speedy" Blackshear's 35-carry night inspires a list)
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

Dec. 9
 
The Wood History Page has been updated. 
  Click here for state playoff recaps involving CL teams.

  In the PIAA Class AAAAA final . . .
  Wood beat Harrisburg, 37-10, to claim its fourth state title in six years as Raheem "Speedy" Blackshear carried 35 times for 243 yards and three TDs. TEAM PAGE is updated/finalized.
 
Tom Grandieri, who starred at Malvern and Penn, is O'Hara's new baseball coach.
  Penn Charter beat King's Christian (NJ), 60-33. Stats are here. Ted's report is posted. Pics
here. (Team pic here.)

  Basketball classifications for CL teams in 2016-17 . . .
  6A: Judge, La Salle, Ryan, Roman, SJ Prep
  5A: B-P, Carroll, O'Hara, Wood
  4A: C-E, Lansdale
  3A: McDevitt, N-G, West.

 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (Highest scoring teams in Catholic/Inter-Ac history on PPG basis)
 
Ted Taylor is in his 41st year of writing hobby columns. Click here for his latest offering. Thanks, Ted! . . . Meanwhile, have an extra $25,000? Has Topps got an idea for you!
 
**Click here for the list of 1,000-Point Scorers.**
  Click here for Huck's Song of the Day. (Slowin' it down)

Dec. 8
  Click
here for SJ Prep's basketball team pic.
 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for: secondary outdoor field is being resurfaced (early stages); middle school squash practice; boys squash vs. Haverford School; girls squash vs. Germantown Friends (the varsity events ran simultaneously; pics back and forth). Boys team pics here (hard guys) and here (semi-pleasant . . . ha ha).
  Basketball schedule note: SJ Prep will host Del-Val Charter this Sunday at 1 p.m. (varsity only). Originally, this game had been scheduled for Saturday night.
 
Click here for Ace's story on O'Hara's new hoops coach, Jason Harrigan.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (Title-game results for D-12 teams . . .
breakdowns of the D-12 teams . . .  Imhotep -- Wood -- SJ Prep)
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day. (Maybe the opponents of D-12 teams will often commit this penalty this weekend)

Dec. 7
  Click here for a great story on
Malvern product Fran Dunphy, who teaches basketball AND business at Temple.
 
Note from Ted: Maybe I missed my calling? Click here for a pic.
 
Rosters for O'Hara, Conwell-Egan, West Catholic and Judge are here. Thanks! Next? (Take note: Every member of Judge's coaching staff is an alumnus. Cool!) . . . All rosters now posted!  
 
Are Dick Allen's chances of gaining admission to the Baseball HOF taking a hit? Click here for a story.
 
Wood seeks a coach for indoor/outdoor boys/girls track. Contact athletic director Joe Sette at 215-672-5050, ext. 260, or jsette@archwood.org.
  WSJP, the student broadcasting club at
St. Joseph's Prep, will broadcast Saturday's 6A state final between the Hawks and Pittsburgh Central Catholic. It'll air on 610AM. Have fun, guys!
 
Click here for Ace's feature story on La Salle sr. G Jarrod Stukes.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (Two more members of the 13-win club)
   **Click here for Huck's outrageously thorough Catholic League team and individual stats.**

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

Dec. 6
 
Rosters for Ryan, Bonner-Prendie, SJ Prep, Roman and Lansdale Catholic are here. Thanks! Next?
  Click
here for: Dyl's Not in a Pickle.
 
Click here for: Nice Try in the Sky, Ry.
 
Penn Charter beat Abington Friends, 49-37. Stats here. Ted's report is posted. Pics here (varsity, then half of JV). 
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (In this competition,
SJ Prep is already No. 1!)
 
Click here for the Weekly Stats Leaders for rushing, passing, receiving, kick scoring, overall scoring and interceptions, as compiled by Huck.

  Click here for The Wife's Song of the Day.

Dec. 5
 
Roster for Neumann-Goretti is here. Thanks! Next?
  On their trip to Illinois/Indiana last week, the Little Quakers visited Notre Dame and
2013 Penn Charter grad Mike McGlinchey. now a prominent lineman for the Fighting Irish, gave them a great talk. Click here for a YouTube video.
 
Germantown Academy opened its basketball season today and sr. Evan-Eric Longino scored 29 points, upping his career total to 1,001. Congrats!
 
Click here for Ace's feature story on Neumann-Goretti sr. G Quade Green (Kentucky).
  Click here for Huck's City Top 10.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (
Roman product Will Fuller surpasses Northeast's Angelo Coia)

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

Dec. 4
 
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of John Pendino. Mr. Pendino, a first team All-Public tackle for Southern in 1946 and '47, passed away last night. He was also the head football coach at Bok and Southern. In addition, he steered Southern to four Pub baseball championships and three City Titles. RIP, sir. 
 
**Click here for Kevin Burke's report/stats on the Little Quakers' final game of season No. 64. (It's posted, by date, below today's Tedbit.) Thanks, Kevin!**
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (
SJ Prep's D'Andre Swift joins the 4,000 Club . . . and we offer a different take)

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

Dec. 3
 
Click here for state playoff recaps involving CL teams.
  Click here for the updated standings, overall records and PF/PA.

  In a PIAA Class AAAAAA semifinal . . .
  SJ Prep beat North Penn, 35-25, as sr. RB D'Andre Swift rushed for four TDs and surpassed 4,000 career yards. TEAM PAGE is updated.
 
**In all, the Houston Texans have FIVE Catholic League guys! Click here for a pic.**
 
Click here for: Leapin' Lizzie.
 
Rosters for Penn Charter and La Salle are here. Thanks! Next?
  In youth all-star football . . .
  In an indoor facility in Lake Barrington, IL, the Little Quakers ended their 64th season with a 16-8 win over the Midcrest Panthers. Click
here for a "hardware" pic. Kevin Burke's reports/stats are here. Thanks!
 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for: Girls basketball scrimmages vs. Lansdale Catholic and Gwynedd Mercy Academy. 
  Click here for state playoff recaps involving CL teams.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (
Wood posts the CL's second shutout in the main three rounds of PIAA playoffs)

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

Dec. 2
  Click
here for: Spring>Reach or Vice Versa?
 
Rosters for Wood, McDevitt and Haverford School are here. Thanks! Next?
  In a PIAA Class AAAAA semifinal . . .
  Wood beat Academy Park, 37-0. TEAM PAGE is updated.
  Penn Charter fell to Academy of the New Church, 56-50. Stats are here. Ted's report is posted. Pics
here (JV, then varsity). JV team pic here.
  Click here for Ace's preview for
SJ Prep-North Penn tomorrow.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. (Brett Gordon's amazing numbers . . . updated item from last year)

  Click here for Huck's Song of the Day.

Dec. 1
 
Rosters for SCH Academy and Carroll are here. Thanks! Next?
  Click
here for: Everyone Is Connected.
 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for: middle school coed swimming practice (team pic here), girls varsity/JV squash vs. Shipley. JV team pic here. Varsity team pic here.
  Check out some history of
Penn Charter's
girls hoops program . . .  

*Year-by-Year Results/Breakdown
*Individual Accomplishments
 
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (
Wood QB Jack Colyar has put together a special sophomore season)

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

Nov. 30
  These files have been updated with CL/I-A performances . . .
Individual City Title Records
Individual Game Records, by School
Individual Season Statistical Leaders, by School
Individual Career Records, by School
Individual Season Statistical Leaders, by Yardage
Individual Season Statistical Leaders, 1981-2016
Top Season Statistical Performers, Assorted Categories, 1981-2016

 
**Click here for Huck's outrageously thorough Catholic League team and individual stats.**
  Click
here for a special pic, as offered by current coach Lynard Stewart, that shows Gratz basketball coaching legend Bill Ellerbee and some of his biggest stars. Lynard is heading an effort to tell Bill's story via a documentary. If you'd like to provide support, please contact him at lstewartbulldogs@gmail.com or 215-753-5080 and/or check out this page and make a donation. Thanks.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. (Conwell-Egan's Kyree Bronson joined a special list this season)

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

Nov. 29
 
Roster for Episcopal Academy is here. Thanks! Next?
  In its season opener, Penn Charter beat Germantown Friends, 45-35. Stats are here. Ted's report is posted. Pics
here.
  Congrats to the Maxwell Club's Catholic/Inter-Ac Mini-Max winners;  due to
hard work on the football field, in the classroom and in the community . . . (Click here for info on honors dinner.)
  Raheem "Speedy" Blackshear, Wood
  Max Bryson, McDevitt
  Brandon Cohen, Conwell-Egan
  Mike "Neeko" Hnatkowsky Penn Charter
  Des Holmes, O'Hara
  Syaire Madden, La Salle
  C.J. McAnally, Episcopal
  Pat McGettigan, Germantown Academy
  D'Andre Swift, St. Joseph's Prep
  Justin Titchenell, Malvern
  Click here for the Weekly Stats Leaders for rushing, passing, receiving, kick scoring, overall scoring and interceptions, as compiled by Huck.
  Click here for Huck's City Top 10.

  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (Some final career totals)
  Click here for The Wife's Song of the Day. (Who knew? Fred Astaire was a Marvin Gaye fan. Ha, ha.)

Nov. 28
  Click
here for: Hey, It's Basketball Season Now!
 
Neat heads-up from website loyalist Charlie Pitale: Coach Carl Arrigale's Neumann-Goretti team has players headed for the No. 1 (Kentucky, guard Quade Green) and No. 2 teams (Villanova, forward Dhamir "DaDa" Cosby-Roundtree) in the current college hoops rankings.
 
Roster for Germantown Academy is here. Thanks! Next?
 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for: middle school basketball tryouts, varsity basketball practice.
  Click here for Week 14's top performances by rushers, passers and receivers, as compiled by Huck.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (Special accomplishment for
Wood's Raheem "Speedy" Blackshear)

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

Nov. 27
 
The Malvern History Page has been updated. 
  All
TEAM PAGES have been updated. Thanks to all helpers! (Extra hustle by Malvern coach Scott Hisey.)
 
Malvern's roster is here. Thanks! Next?

  State semis involving CL teams . . .
  AAAAA: Wood vs. Academy Park, at P-W, Friday at 7.
  AAAAAA: SJ Prep vs. North Penn, at Northeast, Saturday at 5.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (Interesting developments on the Top Performances trail . . . )
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

Nov. 26
 
Judge product Jim Casey, a star DB in 1982 (15 interceptions!), is the linesman in tonight's Temple-East Carolina game.
  Click here for state quarters recaps involving CL teams.
 
Six TEAM PAGES have been updated.
  Click here for the updated standings, overall records and PF/PA.
  In a PIAA Class AAAAAA state quarterfinal . . .
  SJ Prep beat Parkland, 38-17. Via Huck: Sr. RB D'Andre Swift rushed 18 times for 318 yards.
  Click
here for: Give That Man a Hat!
 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for: alumni soccer game. Large group pic here.
  Congrats to
Lincoln product Larry Cannon, whose No. 20 jersey will be retired by La Salle's basketball program on Dec. 6. Click here for Dick Jerardi's story.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. (West Catholic coach Brian Fluck continues his climb)

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

Nov. 25
  In a PIAA Class AAAAA state quarterfinal . . .
 
Wood beat Whitehall, 56-13.
  Click
here for Soaring for Six and here for Likewise Soaring for Six.
 
Click here for: Givin' It to Him Straight.
  In youth all-star football . . .
 
At Franklin Field, the Little Quakers fell to the Bristol Wardogs, 12-7. Ted's report, stats and starters are here. Pics here.
 
The Sept. 29 Tedbit on Ryan's Romano family has been updated.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (All-time Thanksgiving record between Catholic/Public teams)
 
The Ryan History Page has been updated.
  Click here for Huck's Song of the Day. 

Nov. 24
  Happy Thanksgiving!!
  Four TEAM PAGES have been updated.
  The
Roman History Page has been updated. 
 
Roman product Marvin Harrison, now in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, was interviewed briefly at halftime of tonight's Colts-Steelers game. Click here for a pic.
  The
Egan/Conwell-Egan History Page has been updated (again). 
 
Tiiiiime for (another) Tedbit. Click here. (Today's Conwell-Egan/Frankford tilt was only the second all-time between a suburban Catholic League school and a Public League school. In the first one . . .)
  The
Judge History Page has been updated. 
 
Click here for the updated standings, overall records and PF/PA.
  **Final scores for all four games are
here.**
  After missing six games due to injury,
Ryan sr. Matt Romano returned for today's game vs. Washington . . . and claimed the school record for career passing yardage! He passed for 218 yards, lifting his total to 3,405. Rus Slawter ('09 grad) finished with 3,357. Thanks to Joe Mason for Matt's stats.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (Germantown Academy's Pat McGettigan pulled off an uncommon feat)
 
Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

Nov. 23
  What are the chances? . . . Recent
Episcopal football teams have included guys named Jake Martillotti and Jake Martellucci.
 
**Click here for the Coaches' All-Inter-Ac Football Team and special congrats to the co-MVPs, Malvern's Zac Fernandez and Gtn. Academy's Pat McGettigan!!**
 
**Congrats to the beyond legendary Rick Mellor, who last night was inducted into the Montgomery County Coaches HOF. A 1969 grad, he was Penn Charter's baseball coach for 33 years (1979-2011), racking up an overall record of 451-198. He also was the co-coach in 2012 with Jon Cross, but declined to add those wins to his total. He still teaches at PC and is a football assistant. Congrats, Rick!**
  **Click here for Huck's outrageously thorough Catholic League team and individual stats.**
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (A look at the
Roman-Roxborough series . . . Meeting No. 45 is coming up)

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

Nov. 22
 
Tiiiiime for (another) Tedbit. Click here. (
Frankford and North Catholic did not play on Thanksgiving until 1930. In 1929 . . . pretty cool!)
  Click here for Huck's City Top 10.
 
Click here for the Weekly Stats Leaders for rushing, passing, receiving, kick scoring, overall scoring and interceptions, as compiled by Huck.
  Click here for a story about a crazy football situation in Illinois.
  Click
here for another legendary "Our Guys" NFL pic, as offered by Will McLeod.

 
Click here for the updated team-by-team results.
  Donald Hunt, former basketball player at CAPA and son of long-time Phila. Tribune sports writer Don Hunt, will be singing lyric baritone in a special Philadelphia Christmas concert. The concert, organized by the Marian Anderson Historical Soceity, will be held
Dec. 11, 4 p.m. start, at The Ethical Society of Phila., 1906 Rittenhouse Square. Cost is $40 and the concert will be followed by a dessert bar reception. To purchase tickets, call 215-779-4219 or visit the website here
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (A look at the
Judge-Lincoln series . . . Meeting No. 42 is coming up)

  Click here for The Wife's Song of the Day.

Nov. 21
 
Tiiiiime for (another) Tedbit. Click here. (Back in 1969,
Egan met Frankford for the City Title and . . . )
 
Click here for: Never Know When You'll See Team Members Writing Thank You Letters Before the Start of Practice.
 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for: practices for girls/boys basketball, wrestling.
 
Click here for a memorable "Our Guys" NFL pic, as provided by Will McLeod. Thanks!
  The tradition will continue!
Frankford has played a Thanksgiving game every year since 1930. Prep Charter canceled this year's game late last week, but . . . Conwell-Egan has agreed to fill the void! The teams will meet Thursday, 10:30, at Frankford.
 
Major congrats to former website stalwart/Daily News intern Dan Spinelli (La Salle), who next month will take over as the executive editor of Penn's student newspaper, The Daily Pennsylvanian. Best of luck, Dan!
  Former
Kennedy-Kenrick star Corey Rich ('00) made an appearance this morning on Fox29. He's now famous for dribbling up to SIX basketballs at one time. Click here for his website.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. (A look at the Ryan-Washington Thanksgiving series . . . Meeting No. 40 is coming up)

  Click
here
for Ted's Song of the Day.

Nov. 20
 
Services for James "Bud" Fenerty (see 11/19): Viewing, Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30, at St. Jerome's Church, 8100 Colfax Street, Philadelphia. Funeral Mass to follow at 12:30.
  Click
here for: Earn the Dub, Get Some Grub.
 
Click here for: Let's Face It. This Should Have Been a Penalty.
  Click
here for: On This Play, E.J. Stood for "Extra Juiced."
  Click here for CL/CT recaps and
here for CT boxes..
  All TEAM PAGES have been updated. Thanks to all helpers!
  In youth all-star football . . .
  At Penn Charter, the Little Quakers beat the Nu Sigma Sharks, 33-0. Stats/box and Ted's report are here. Pics
here.
 
The O'Hara History Page has been updated.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (Postseason outbursts of at least 50 points by Catholic League teams)
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

Nov. 19
  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of James "Bud" Fenerty. Mr. Fenerty, 90, the father of Jim Fenerty, Germantown Academy's long-time basketball coach and athletic director, passed away this afternoon. RIP, sir.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (
Carroll's Derrick Jones sniffs very rare early-debut air)
  ***Carroll product Derrick Jones tonight made his NBA debut vs. the 76ers!! His name is now on
this list.***
 
***Neumann-Goretti sr. G Quade Green will play college basketball at Kentucky.***

 
The Egan/Conwell-Egan History Page has been updated.
  Two TEAM PAGES have been updated.
  Click here for the updated standings, overall records and PF/PA.
 
**Final scores for all five games are here.**
  In the Class AAAAAA City Title . . .
  SJ Prep beat Northeast, 44-6.
  In the Class AAAA City Title . . .
  O'Hara fell to Imhotep, 36-6.
  The
West Catholic History Page has been updated.
  In the Class AAA D 12/1 subregional final . . .
  Conwell-Egan fell to Del-Val, 26-14.
  In the Class AAAAA City Title . . .
  Wood beat Gratz, 61-18, as Jack Colyar passed for 300-plus yards and five TDs. Ace's story is here.
  In a Class AA first round state playoff . . .
  West Catholic fell to Schuylkill Haven, 41-12. 
  Best wishes going forward to Aaron Brady, who is no longer
Malvern's football coach. Assistant Scott Hisey will guide the Friars in Tuesday's game vs. Avalon (MD).
 
King product Dr. Mark Bristol, a practice squad member of numerous NFL teams and now hoping to become a team doctor in that league, last week competed in the Rocky Run. Two pics have been added to this set.
 
Note from Jim "Tuck" Tucker . . . Dougherty product George Geiss will be one of the referees in today's Virginia Tech at Notre Dame game (3:30 on NBC). Congrats, George!

  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (Top individual performances in City Titles -- rushing, passing, receiving; three games today)
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

Nov. 18
  Prepare to be shocked . . . Click
here.
 
Congrats to Southern product Lionel Simmons, who tonight will be inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame for his wonderful career at La Salle! Click here for Dick Jerardi's story.

  Wednesday night's PAISAA state soccer final featured 26 penalty kicks and 23 goals. Are you thinking those totals might have threatened a national record? . . . Click here.
  Click here for Ace's look at five major games this weekend.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (Most recent 10-win seasons for Catholic League schools)
  Click here for Huck's Song of the Day.

Nov. 17
 
**Click here for Huck's outrageously thorough Catholic League team and individual stats.**
  ***Vince "Trom / Pops" Trombetta is back!! Click
here for a pic, as snapped by Mark "Frog" Carfagno.***
 
Research has been completed on the "modern era" of Penn Charter's golf program. The files are below (and down the side to the right beneath BASKETBALL '17) . . .
 
*Team Results
  *Team Scores
  *Low Scores in I-A Events
  *Other Indiv. Accomplishments

  Click here for Ace's look at four major games this weekend.
  Click
here for a pic of Haverford School guys bound for D-I programs.
Pic by Dawn Blake.
 
Ted Taylor is in his 41st year of writing hobby columns. Click here for his latest offering. Thanks, Ted!
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (
SJ Prep and Northeast haven't met since 1944. They did have some classics, though)
 
Click here for: Never Know Where You'll See a Former Double All-Catholic Football Honoree.
 
Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

Nov. 16
  In the PAISAA state soccer final . . .
  At Immaculata University, Penn Charter and Hill School played to a scoreless tie through 90 total minutes of regulation/OT. Hill then won on penalty kicks, 12-11. Click
here for the pics.
 
Click here for a complete photo set of Penn Charter's college commitment ceremony yesterday. Pics by Julia Judson-Rea.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (
Gtn. Academy and Malvern broke Inter-Ac records this season; detailed look going back to 1887)

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

Nov. 15
  Nine of
Penn Charter's spring sports athletes (seven baseball, two lacrosse) confirmed their commitments today. Click here for a pic.
 
Click here for the Weekly Stats Leaders for rushing, passing, receiving, kick scoring, overall scoring and interceptions, as compiled by Huck.
  Click
here for a combo pic of Roman's baseball signees.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (The Inter-Ac's top three passers in each season in the 2000s)
  Non-league foes for CL basketball teams are
here.
  Non-league foes for I-A basketball teams are here.

  Click here for The Wife's Song of the Day.

Nov. 14
 
Click here for Week 12's top performances by rushers, passers and receivers, as compiled by Huck.
  Click
here for: "Clemmo" Got the Memo . . . Score a Goal Before It's Too Late! (smile)
 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for: boys soccer practice (in preparation for Wednesday night's PAISAA state final vs. Hill School, at Immaculata University; head shots of players included in set).
  Click
here for: Sinking His Teeth Into It. (Pic by Penn Charter teacher John Burkhart.) And click here for a close-up.
 
The next stop for Episcopal basketball star Nick Alikakos will be Navy. Click here for Ace's feature story.
  The six-TD outburst by
Conwell-Egan's Kyree Bronson has fueled an update to the October 23 Tedbit. Click
here.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (Some final career totals)
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

Nov. 13
  Denver Broncos rookie safety
Will Parks (Germantown) played a MAJOR role in a crazy NFL play today. Click here.
 
Click here for state playoff recaps involving CL teams.
 
All TEAM PAGES have been updated. Thanks to all helpers!
  Fifty years ago today, though it eventually won the City Title,
Bishop Egan lost to La Salle. Bill Wasylenko was a sophomore at La Salle and still loves thinking about that upset. Click here for his retrospective via his La Salle history Facebook page. Thanks, Bill!
 
The Haverford School History Page has been updated.
 
The Episcopal History Page has been updated.
 
The Germantown Academy History Page has been updated.
 
The SCH Academy History Page has been updated.
  Schedule note: In its final game for 2016, Malvern will host Avalon (Gaithersburg, MD) on Wednesday, Nov. 23, at 2 p.m.
  Click
here for Cauls' pics of last night's W. Catholic-VFMA playoff.
 
Click here for CL/CT recaps and here for CL playoff boxes.
  The Week 13 Master Schedule is now
here.
  In youth all-star football . . .
  The Little Quakers began their 64th season by holding a brief inter-squad scrimmage at Franklin Field. Their scheduled game opponent, the North Philly Blackhawks, did not show up. Stats and roster here. Pics
here. Very large team pic here.
  Click here for the updated standings, overall records and PF/PA.
  Click
here for: He Never Imagined THIS Gift Would Be Coming.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (Breakdown of
Germantown Academy's Inter-Ac championships)

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day. (A few were shed yesterday)

Nov. 12
 
Seven TEAM PAGES have been updated.
  Click
here for: And the Hardware Goes to . . .
 
Click here for: Saydee You in the End Zone!
 
Click here for: He's Hardly Standing Patt.
 
Click here for a large pic of PC's seniors/family members.
 
**Final scores for all six games are here.**
  In the teams' 130th meeting . . .
  Penn Charter fell to Germantown Academy, 17-14, on a 22-yard field goal by sr. Vince Capone with 2.4 seconds remaining. GA and Malvern, a 48-28 winner over SCH Academy, tied for the Inter-Ac title at 4-1. Stats are here. Ted's report is posted. Ace's story is here. Click
here for 316 pics. And click here for 267 pics of other outdoor sports that were part of PC/GA Day (boys/girls cross country, girls tennis, boys/girls soccer, field hockey -- order varies).
  In the CL Class AAAAA final, Wood beat Ryan, 41-7.
  In a Class AAA District 1-12 subregional semi, Conwell-Egan beat KIPP-DuBois, 42-18, as
Kyree Bronson scored six TDs. West Catholic won the Class AA 1-12 final, 58-7, over Valley Forge MA.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. (Roman product Will Fuller has already outperformed a decent number of HOF members)

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

Nov. 11
  The
La Salle History Page has been updated.
  Click here for CL/CT recaps and
here for CL playoff boxes.
  Two TEAM PAGES have been updated.
  In the CL Class AAAAAA final . . .
  SJ Prep beat La Salle, 35-14. Bill Wasylenko's report is posted. Ace's story is here
 
Neumann-Goretti sr. F Dhamir "DaDa" Cosby-Roundtree will play college basketball at Villanova.
 
Click here for: Odellnarii.
 
Click here for: Let's Band Together.
 
Click here for: The Best Kind of Senior Moment.
 
Click here for: Dog for Daddy/Daughter.
 
Click here for: A Dogged Effort.
 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for cookout/pep rally in preparation for PC/GA Day and here for the senior football players (group pic here) at their last practice.

 
Happy Veterans Day!!
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (A look at the Penn Charter-Germantown Academy series. . . The teams will pop pads for the 130th time tomorrow!)
  Click here for Huck's Song of the Day. (Tammi Terrell, originally Montgomery, was a 1967 Germantown
grad.)

Nov. 10
 
***Write this down. Remember it next month . . . The Philadelphia Catholic League Football Coaches Association will hold free College Nights for seniors and juniors on Monday, Dec. 5, at West Catholic and Monday, Dec. 12, at Archbishop Wood -- 6 to 8 p.m. both nights. Players from schools in any league are welcome to attend. Please bring transcripts.***

  Click
here for: As Easy as Py.
  In middle school football . . . Penn Charter beat Germantown Academy, 30-0, to complete a 5-0 season and make its record 17-0 over the last three seasons. Stats and starting lineup are here. Ted's report is posted. Pics
here. Large post-game team pic is here. Large pic of three-year team members is here.
  Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click
here for: girls soccer vs. SCH Academy in a PAISAA semifinal.
Click here for pic of Senior Six.
  **Click here for Huck's outrageously thorough Catholic League team and individual stats.**
  Click here for Ace's story on the upcoming PC-GA game, with a focus on
GA's Patrick McGettigan.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (
O'Hara coach B.J. Hogan owns yet another accomplishment; headliner on a special list)

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

Nov. 9
  In early September 2011, ridiculously heavy rains created a pool of water right off the sideline at the 29th Street Stadium. It was wide and close to 100 yards long! Click
here. Franklin hosted Boys' Latin and fiiiiiiinally the opportunity for a classic pic presented itself. Click here.
  Only in the South Jersey! . . . Click here.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (I-A shutouts since 2006)
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

Nov. 8
  Click
here for: It Takes Two to Tangle.
 
Click here for: Chinny, Chin, Chin.
 
Click here for a laaaarge pic of the PC-GA golfers.
 
Click here for: Quite the Opposite Choices . . . 
 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for: golf vs. Germantown Academy, soccer vs. SCH Academy.
 
Congrats to SJ Prep product (and former website reporter) Mark Hueber, who's now a graduate manager for Temple's basketball team! Click here.
 
Click here for the Weekly Stats Leaders for rushing, passing, receiving, kick scoring, overall scoring and interceptions, as compiled by Huck.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (
SJ Prep's grunts stand alone in CL history! All five earned Coaches' All-Catholic honors -- first or second team. Click here for a pic.)
 
Click here for Huck's City Top 10.

  Click here for The Wife's Song of the Day.

Nov. 7
  Click
here for: Darci & Company.
  Click
here for: Specmackular!
 
Click here for: Elated Lexi (Among Others).
 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for: girls field hockey and soccer vs. SCH Academy (soccer's 5-0 win clinched the outright Inter-Ac title with one game remaining; large celebration pic here).

 
Click here for the updated team-by-team results.
  ***Take a guess! . . . Click
here for a pic of a now-famous guy in the football world. He's on the right. Who is it? Send your guess to tedtee307@yahoo.com. . . Answer: Draft expert Mike Mayock, a product of Haverford School. Correct answers, in order, came from Chris Carr, Kevin Burke, Ken Woodring, Frank "5" McArdle, Tom Telford, Jim Trainer, Jim O'Connor, Dan Solis-Cohen and Bob Castell (just checked email again at 12:11. Bob's answer arrived at 11:59! ha ha). Thanks to all!***
  Click here for CL/CT recaps, here for CL boxes, here for CT boxes.

  Click here for Week 11's top performances by rushers, passers and receivers, as compiled by Huck.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (
West Catholic increased its own blowout record . . . despite some efforts not to)

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day. (Not for cat people -- ha ha).

Nov. 6
 
Bill Wasylenko's report on Friday's La Salle-Judge game is here.
  The Week 12 Master Schedule is now
here.
  The
Carroll History Page has been updated.
  All TEAM PAGES have been updated. Thanks to all helpers!
 
The Bonner-Prendie History Page has been updated.

  Schedule for CL finals . . . 6A: La Salle-SJ Prep, Friday, 7, at Northeast; 5A: Ryan-Wood, Saturday, 1, at Plymouth-Whitemarsh.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (Double 300s yet again)
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

Nov. 5
 
Nine TEAM PAGES have been updated.
 
Click here for the updated standings, overall records and PF/PA.
 
**Final scores for all games are here.**
  In a CL AAAAA semi . . . Ryan beat Carroll, 35-14, as Jaye McNeil rushed for four TDs. 
  In the Class AAA City Title . . . Conwell-Egan beat Del-Val, 14-12. Ace's story is
here.
  In the Class AA City Title . . . West Catholic beat Strawberry Mansion, 65-8. (The Knights had just 16 players in uniform.)
Cauls' pics here.
  In the CL AAAA final . . . O'Hara rallied from a 12-0 deficit to beat Bonner-Prendie, 22-12.
  The Conwell-Egan/Del-Val AAA City Title will be streamed here.
  Six TEAM PAGES have been updated.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. (SJ Prep does not own one CL playoff record, but DOES own another)

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

Nov. 4
 
Four TEAM PAGES have been updated.
  Click
here for: Ready to Tuck Away Another Catch.
 
Click here for: Only INT Can Stop TT.
 
Click here for: Wash Him Do His Thing.
 
Click here for: The Zac Attack Got Off to a Great Start.
  In a Catholic AAAAAA semi . . .
  La Salle beat Judge, 34-21. Bill Wasylenko's report is posted. (SJ Prep won the other semi, 45-7.)
 
**Final scores for all four games are here.**
  Penn Charter fell to Malvern, 35-28, in a game featuring 892 scrimmage yards and two 300-yard performances from scrimmage. Stats are
here. Ted's report is posted. Pics here.
  Basketball ref Bill Fahringer, featured last season in a Tedbit (click here; Jan. 18) will receive the first Courage Award at the Montgomery County Coaches HOF banquet on Nov. 22. Congrats, Bill!
 
  2011 grad Mike "Zoom" Zolk is
Neumann-Goretti's new baseball coach. He was a first team All-City infielder in '11 and the Blue Division's co-MVP in that same season. He played college ball at North Carolina. His dad, Mike, was N-G's coach in the 2012-13 seasons.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (A look at the
La Salle-Judge series . . . The teams will pop pads tonight in a CL AAAAAA semi)

  Click here for Huck's Song of the Day.

Nov. 3
 
**Click here for Huck's outrageously thorough Catholic League team and individual stats.**
  Tiiiiime for another Tedbit. Click here. (The CL coaches have made a certain decision for 14 consecutive seasons . . . )
 
The high schools of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Catholic League today held the inaugural meeting of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). Click here for the story and here for a pic.
 
Episcopal sr. QB CJ McAnally is open to football offers. He has nixed his lax commitment to Maryland. Click here for Ace's story.
  Note: League officials mistakenly left off two names from the Coaches' All-Catholic list. Those names have now been added. 
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. (A look at the Malvern-Penn Charter series . . . The teams will pop pads tomorrow afternoon.)
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.
 
O'Hara is the 2016 CL field hockey champ. Click here for a pic.

Nov. 2
 
**The Coaches' All-Catholic Team is here. Special congrats to the MVPs, La Salle RB Syaire Madden and O'Hara QB Tommy O'Hara.**
  Click here for: PC Will Soon Be Holding a Fundraiser Because It Needs More Tennis Balls . . . Not.
  Click
here for: Let's Make a Visit to the Sugar Shack. (Larger version is here.)
 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for: girls MS tennis (team pic here) vs. Episcopal, boys JV soccer vs. SCH Academy, girls MS field hockey vs. Episcopal.
  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Bill Ring. Bill, a Washington, DC, native, who played basketball at La Salle College and remained in this area, passed away Monday. His son, Bill, was an All-Catholic quarterback for McDevitt in the 1991-92 seasons. RIP, Bill.
  **You can meet Jon Dorenbos Friday night AND watch him work his magic. The performance will be part of a special event to support the
Little Quakers. Click here.**
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (La Salle is not accustomed to surrendering lots of points over a two-game span . . . Updated to correct a typo and explain an unusual circumstance)
 
Click here for: Never Know Where You'll See the Daughter of Penn Charter's Former Baseball Coach.

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

Nov. 1
 
Click here for Huck's City Top 10.
  The
Neumann-Goretti History Page has been updated.
 
Click here for John Knebels' reflective look, with pics/videos, on La Salle's recent win for the CL soccer championship.
  ***An amazing update has been added to today's Tedbit. Click here. Thanks to Hustlin' Huck!!***
 
Click here for: It's Pretty Physical in There.
 
Click here for: No Shortage of Peroxide in Chestnut Hill (smile).
 
Click here for: I Didn't Score? Miner Detail.
 
Click here for: The Dedication to Academics Never Ends.
 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for (soccer): MS girls varsity vs. Germantown Academy, MS boys varsity vs. Episcopal, boys varsity vs. SCH Academy.
  Click
here for the list of Catholic/Inter-Ac basketball coaches for 2016-17. (Weird nugget: 11 guys have first names starting with J.)
 
Click here for the Weekly Stats Leaders for rushing, passing, receiving, kick scoring, overall scoring and interceptions, as compiled by Huck.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (In yet another category,
O'Hara
stands alone)
  Click here for The Wife's Song of the Day.

Oct. 31
  Jim Murray has retired after 50 years (46 at
SJ Prep) as a varsity soccer coach. Click here for Kate Harman's story. All the best, Jim!
 
While working the chains for PC's JV game vs. Episcopal, sr. kicker Adam Kuper tried to polish his pass-catching skills. Click here.
 
Click here for: Jumpin' Jordan.
  Click
here for: Let the Good Tyghmes Roll!
 
Click here for: Jettin' Jalon.
 
Click here for: Demetrius You in the End Zone.
  Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click
here for JV football vs. Episcopal.
  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of John McGeary. Mr. McGeary, former treasurer of the Markward Club and beforehand a long-time referee, passed away this morning. RIP, sir.
 
Click here for Gerry Sasse's Song of the Day. (He's an assistant to Penn Charter's athletic directors)
  Click here for Week 10's top performances by rushers, passers and receivers, as compiled by Huck.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (
Wood is on an amazing kicking doorstep)

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

Oct. 30
  **The Judge-La Salle playoff will be played
Friday night, 7 o'clock, at Plymouth-Whitemarsh.**
  All TEAM PAGES have been updated. Thanks to all helpers!
 
The McDevitt History Page has been updated.
 
The Lansdale Catholic History Page has been updated.
  Click here for Bonnie Cook's wonderful obit on Mr. Jerry Rullo (see Oct. 22.)
  Yesterday, as Haverford School beat SCH Academy, 57-23, sr. RB Malik Twyman scored six TDs (four rushing, two receiving).
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. (O'Hara stands alone among perfect CL regular season champs)

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

Oct. 29
  Steve Haug has supplied pics of the Catholic League soccer champs . . . La Salle's boys
here; Wood's girls here. Thanks, Steve!
  Wood beat La Salle, 31-8. Bill Wasylenko's report is posted.
  Click here for the updated standings, overall records and PF/PA.
 
La Salle beat Roman, 2-1, for the CL soccer championship.
 
The Week 11 Master Schedule is now here.
 
**All final scores are here.**
 
Roman sr. RHP Aidan Welch will play college baseball at Millersville.

  Today's GA-Malvern game will be telecast on SFBN. Click here.
  Ten TEAM PAGES have been updated.
  ***After an outrageously busy stretch doing his regular job, Anthony Franklin is back to detail the accomplishments of "Our Guys" playing college football. Click here for his Week Six and Seven Awards and Notes. Thanks, Ant!!*** 

  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (
PC's Mike "Neeko" Hnatkowsky keeps alive a special streak)

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

Oct. 28
  Click
here for: Odellmetrius.
 
Click here for: Shane Shines.
 
Click here for: Now THAT Deserves a Hug!
  Four TEAM PAGES have been updated.
 
**Final scores for all games are here.**
  Penn Charter beat Episcopal, 28-21, on a 20-yard TD pass from Mike "Neeko" Hnatkowsky to Denarii Beard with 0:14 left. Stats are here. Ted's report is posted. Pics
here.

 
O'Hara beat West Catholic, 27-26, in two OTs, to claim the Catholic Blue championship. Click here for Ace's story.
  Ted Taylor is in his 41st year of writing hobby columns. Click here for his latest offering. Includes breaking news! Thanks, Ted!

  Basketball season is fast approaching! Click
here for the Catholic League Master Schedule and here for the Inter-Ac League Master Schedule. They were provided by Mike Chesney, who assigns the referees. Thanks, Mike!
  The Inter-Ac is in the midst of an impressive football season. Click here for Ace's story.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. (A look at the Penn Charter-Episcopal series . . . The teams will pop pads tonight.)

  Click here for Huck's Song of the Day.

Oct. 27
  **
Team Stars & Stripes, which will play Bristol Academy as part of a trip to London, England, and the surrounding area from April 1 to 9, seeks high school football seniors from the Philadelphia area. Bill Gallagher, now an assistant at Penn Charter and formerly the head coach at PC, Episcopal Academy and the ol' Chestnut Hill Academy, is the head coach of this squad. Reach him at bgnd72@comcast.net.**
  Yesterday, we posted a pic of a
Penn Charter girls JV soccer player sitting in a tree while waiting for practice to start. You won't believe her father's occupation. Click here to see the pic/explanation caption.
  Click here for: A Strong Will to Make Saves.
 
Click here for: Effort to the Max.
 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for: (all boys) MS varsity/JV soccer vs. Haverford School, varsity/JV water polo vs. Malvern.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. (A look at the La Salle-Wood series . . . They'll pop pads Saturday night.)
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (
Episcopal's Gerald Henderson becomes the 76ers' 20th "Our Guy")

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

Oct. 26
  Click
here for: Of All the Cool Ways to Kill Time 'Til Practice Begins, This One Tops the List, Man.
  Click
here for: She Gives Water Polo an Ellenuva Effort.
 
Click here for: Foot vs. Knee.
 
Click here for: She's Not Only Making the Save, She's Palming the Ball.
 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for: (all girls) MS varsity soccer vs. Episcopal, varsity water polo vs. Hill School, MS JV soccer vs. Episcopal, JV water polo vs. Hill School.
  **Click here for Huck's outrageously thorough Catholic League team and individual stats.**
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (
Penn Charter sniffs rare scoring air.)

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

Oct. 25
  Click here for info on the Chickie's & Pete's "Night With the Eagles," featuring magic man/long snapper Jon Dorenbos. The event benefits the
Little Quakers.
  Website legend Mark "Frog" Carfagno is NOT happy about the rash of football/basketball blowouts. Click here for his opinion piece.
  Click
here for: They Are . . . Penn State! (PSU's four Roman products with their ol' coach, Chris McNesby, and the coolest assistant in world hoops history, Thomas "Hockey Puck" McKenna.)
  Click
here for: On the Crowded Inactive List.

 
Click here for: Wahoo for Andrew!
 
Click here for: Make Me a Goal in the Blender, Please.
  Click here for: A Jule of a Goal.
 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for: MS field hockey vs. Friends Select, boys MS varsity soccer vs. Germantown Academy, boys JV soccer vs. Episcopal, boys varsity water polo vs. Episcopal, boys MS JV soccer vs. Gtn. Academy (warmups only), girls JV tennis vs. Friends' Central, boys varsity soccer vs. Episcopal.
 
SJ Prep sr. lineman Taron Hampton will play college football at Lafayette.
  Click here for Huck's City Top 10.
 
Click here for the Weekly Stats Leaders for rushing, passing, receiving, kick scoring, overall scoring and interceptions, as compiled by Huck.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (Career breakdown for
SJ Prep's D'Andre Swift)

  Click here for The Wife's Song of the Day.

Oct. 24
 
Carroll product Derrick Jones has made the Phoenix Suns' Opening Day roster, according to reports.
 
Fels product Dionte Christmas has signed with the Sixers. . . and he has now been cut. Great move, strappers! Don't trust the process.
 
Click here for Frank Fitzpatrick's story on the Crawfords -- ex-MLB ump Jerry (Bonner) and ex-NBA ref Joey (O'Hara).
  Click here for the updated team-by-team results.
  Click here for Week Nine's top performances by rushers, passers and receivers, as compiled by Huck.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (Vince Capone's kicking earned
Germantown Academy a spot in a VERY exclusive club)

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day. (Chosen with the Tedbit in mind)

Oct. 23
  Three pics have been added to the Dr. Mark Bristol photo set (from a recent half-marathon). Click
here.
  **Click here for Swift and Strong . . . a page that features details and a complete boxscore of SJ Prep's 63-35 win over La Salle. Major thanks to Ed "Huck" Palmer!**
 
West Catholic's Tahj Powell turned a would-be pick into a TD Friday night vs. McDevitt. Click here for Touchdown Montahj and thanks to Matt "Cauls" McCauley for the great pics!
  Services for Jerry Rullo (see Oct. 22): Wednesday at St. Gabriel Church, 2917 Dickinson Street, South Philly. Viewing, 9 to 10:15. Funeral, 10:30.
  All TEAM PAGES have been updated. . . Thanks to all helpers!
 
La Salle (boys, pic here) and O'Hara (girls, pic here) yesterday won Catholic League cross country championships. Click here. Thanks to Steve Haug. La Salle's feat has been added to this page.
  The Week 10 Master Schedule is now
here.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (Seven Catholic League players have scored at least six TDs in one game)
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day. (Gotta go with this one to honor D'Andre Swift's next stop - smile)
  Click
here for: Never Know Where You'll See Basketball Brothers Who Combined for 3,074 Career Points.

  Ernie Gallagher won yesterday's prediction competition. Picked the winner AND the victory margin. Congrats, Ern!

Oct. 22
  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Jerry Rullo. Mr. Rullo, age 93 and a Bartram product, was a member of the 1947 Philadelphia Warriors championship basketball team and long was a prominent referee. He passed away Friday. His son, Jim, starred/coached at Malvern. RIP, sir.
  Click
here for Cauls' pics from Friday night's West Catholic-McDevitt game.
  Malvern beat Haverford School, 24-21. Ace's story is here.
 
Click here for the updated standings, overall records and PF/PA.
  Click
here for: Sometimes the Celebration Is Better Than the TD.