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Feb. 15
 
Carroll product Derrick Jones won the NBA dunk contest!!
 
Unavailable points: *O'Hara, *Penn Charter, SCH. *RECEIVED
  In a PAISAA quarterfinal, Malvern beat Kiski, 78-66, as Deuce Turner racked up 36 points. Career total is now 2,401.
 In the quarterfinal round of the girls PAISAA Tourney, Penn Charter gave coach Joe Maguire his 100th career win (counting nine at his previous stop, SCH Academy) by beating Baldwin, 70-28, behind Carmen Williams (13), Kait Carter, Kelsey Bass (11 apiece) and Aleah Snead (10). Congrats! Semifinal: Friday, 8.m., vs. Notre Dame at Friends' Central.

  In a PAISAA quarterfinal, Malvern will host Kiski Prep tonight at 7.
 
 Click here for the list of 1,000-Point Scorers. (Underclassmen likely to contend in 2020-21 have been added). Updated points for one player currently unavailable.
 
Tedbit - It would be impossible for all four CL quarterfinals to be nail-biters, right? Three -- that's within reason and it happened last night. This was season No. 53 for quarters and five times the margin of victory in three has totaled no more than nine points. Last night's trio earned a tie for second at eight points. Sean Tait is Judge's coach. In the first quarters, the only blowout was posted by North Catholic's JV, filling in for the suspended varsity, by 77-60 over McDevitt. That performance earned national attention.

Year Pts Winner Loser Leading Scorer
1976 1 Kenrick 52 La Salle 51 Tom Catagnus 16
5 pts 2 West 45 Carroll 43 Mike Davis 13
  2 Roman 44 Neumann 42 *see below
1968 2 O'Hara 57 Roman 55 Joe Hazinsky 17
 8 pts 2 West 51 ST More 49 Ron Billingslea 21
  4 Judge 50 La Salle 46 Mike Krawczyk 24
1990 1 Judge 50 Kenrick 49 Mke Conroy 17
8 pts 3 La Salle 52 Ryan 49 Jarrod Macklin 13
  4 Neumann 48 O'Hara 44 Damon Reid 18
2020 2 Ryan 58 McDevitt 56 &see below
8 pts 2 Roman 61 B-P 59 Justice Williams 20
  4 Wood 72 Carroll 68 Rahsool Diggins 25
1995 2 Judge 45 La Salle 43 Sean Tait 24
9 pts 3 Dougherty 48 Wood 45 #see below
  4 Roman 33 O'Hara 29 Lari Ketner 13
*-Steve Compton and Reggie Jackson 14
&-Luke Boyd and Gediminas Mokseckas 18
#-Bob Pembleton and Donnell Sutton 14

  Congrats to Eastern Regional sr. G Kelli McGroarty, who has reached 1,000 career sports! Click here for video.
  Congrats to Eastern Regional soph Tommy Burns, who yesterday won a state title in the individual bowling competition! Click here.
  Click here or here for stories on Roman's win over B-P.

  Click here or here for stories on N-G's win over O'Hara. And click here for a photo set.
  Click here for a story on Carroll's Tairi Ketner and his late father, former NBAer Lari (Roman).
  Click here for a recap on Wood's win over Carroll.
  Click here for a recap on Malvern's win and Haverford School's loss.

 

 

 

Feb. 14
 
In CL quarters: Ryan beat McDevitt, N-G beat O'Hara, Roman beat B-P, Wood beat Carroll in OT. Semis, Wed. at Palestra: Roman/Wood at 6:30, Ryan/N-G at 8.
  Results for I-A teams in the PAISAA tourney: GA lost, HS lost, PC lost, SCH lost, MP beat EA.

  Tedbit -- At least for now, the total number of points scored in Catholic League/Inter-Ac play by the sons/grandsons of NBA Hall of Famer Paul Arizin is frozen at 1,810. However, Joe Arizin is now a seventh grader and, hey, he might enjoy being the guy to put the group into the 2,000 club. The first four guys on the list below -- Michael, Tim, Dennis and Chris (Joe's dad) -  are brothers and all did their ballin' at O'Hara. Matt (Penn Charter) and Gabe (SJ Prep) are Mike's sons and the former's primary sport was baseball (first team All-City pitcher). Chris and Joe are Chris' sons. Tim's and Dennis' kids did not attend Catholic/Inter-Ac schools. Another of Mike's sons, Luke, played lacrosse at SJ Prep ('17).

Name School Grad RS Play Total
Michael O'Hara 1972 547 74 621
Tim  O'Hara 1976 35 0 35
Dennis O'Hara 1980 172 31 203
Chris O'Hara 1985 196 20 216
Matt Penn Charter 1996 81 x 81
Gabe SJ Prep 2019 263 27 290
Chris  SJ Prep 2020 343 21 364
      1637 173 1810

  Click here for a preview of tonight's Catholic League quarterfinals. And click here for another.
  Former Temple player Paul Collins now owns 800 wins as a high school coach in  South Jersey (Willingboro, Riverside, Burlington City). Click here.

Feb. 13
 
**Click here for the 2020 Coaches' All-Inter-Ac Basketball Team and congrats to Malvern's Deuce Turner, the MVP! All honorees are also on this page.
  Playoff brackets for
Eastern Regional's basketball teams - boys here, girls here.
  All four of tomorrow's CL quarterfinals will start at 7 p.m. on the higher seeds' home courts.
  Zubair Lee and Shane Stauffer are making a basketball difference for
Eastern Regional
. Click here.

  Tedbit -- Sr. G Trevor Wall (four treys) erupted for 30 points yesterday in SJ Prep's 74-66 loss to Carroll in the first round of the Catholic League playoffs. That was the fourth best performance by a Speedy Morris-coached player in a Catholic League playoff or City Title. Interestingly, 10 of the top Speedy outings took place during his 19 seasons at Prep (2002-2020) and just two occurred during his 14 seasons at Roman (1968-81). Scores in that first Speedy stint were often much lower. Steve Vasturia's 35-point bomb vs. Bartram in the 2012 City Title was doubly notable. It tied Wilt Chamberlain's CT record and was notched one day after the 50th anniversary of Wilt's 100-point avalanche vs. the New York Knicks. 

Name Year Kind Opponent Pts
Steve Vasturia 2012 CT Bartram 35
Jim Mower 2008 Qtr Roman 32
Mark Zoller 2003 Final Dougherty 31
Trevor Wall 2020 1st Carroll 30
Mark Zoller 2003 Qtr Carroll 29
John Grifffin 2004 Final Dougherty 27
Joe Nardi 2010 Semi Neum.-Gor. 27
Steve Vasturia 2011 Qtr Carroll 27
Miles Overton 2011 Qtr Carroll 26
Miles Overton 2013 Qtr La Salle 26
*Lonnie McFarlan 1980 Semi O'Hara 26
*Lonnie McFarlan 1980 Final Kenrick 26
*-Roman (all others SJ Prep    

  Penn Charter sr. G Kait Carter will play college basketball at Chestnut Hill.
  Click here for a story on Carroll's playoff win over SJ Prep.
 
Click here for the list of 1,000-Point Scorers. (Underclassmen likely to contend in 2020-21 have been added)..

Feb. 12
 
Friday's CL quarters: Carroll at Wood, Roman at B-P, Ryan at McDevitt, O'Hara at N-G.
  In the CL's other first round playoff, Ryan beat West Catholic, 49-45.
  In a Catholic League first round playoff, SJ Prep fell to Carroll, 74-66. Speedy Morris finishes the CL portion of his career with a 43-28 record in CL playoffs and City Titles -- 22-11 at Roman, 21-17 at SJ Prep. The Hawks will play at least one more game -- vs. a Pub team to determine the fourth seed in the 6A state tournament.
 
DE Ryan Savage (La Salle), LB Liam Johnson and OL Matt McGeary (both SJ Prep) have been chosen to play for Pennsylvania vs. Maryland in the 63rd Big 33 Football Classic, set for Monday, May 25, at Central Dauphin School District's Landis Field in Lower Paxton Township. The game's website is here.
  Click here for a story/pic from the recent National Signing Day at
Eastern Regional'.
  The schedule for Inter-Ac teams in the Round of 16 in the PAISAA Tournament can be found at the bottom of this page.
 
Tedbit -- Here's the second part of yesterday's list. Well, actually it's the first part (smile). These are the top 11 averages posted by sophomores in Catholic League regular season play. Current Roman players Jalen Duren and Justice Williams rank 2nd and 4th, respectively.

Name School G Pts Avg. Year
Charron Fisher Roman 14 295 21.1 2002
Jalen Duren Roman 14 271 19.4 2020
Billy Hoy ST More 13 251 19.3 1957
Justice Williams Roman 14 270 19.3 2010
Donny Dodds SJ Prep 14 269 19.2 1976
Brian Leahy Kenrick 15 287 19.2 1982
Jeff Jones Bonner 14 269 19.2 2005
Steve Vasturia SJ Prep 13 249 19.2 2011
Rahsool Diggins Wood 14 269 19.2 2019
Adonal Foyle O'Hara 14 258 18.4 1992
Pat Smith Wood 13 239 18.4 2012

Feb. 11
 
Penn Charter's girls basketball team, coached by former Father Judge guard Joe Maguire ('00), finished the regular season 23-3 overall (sorry for earlier typo; good catch by Ed Foley) and 10-2 in Inter-Ac play. The two -I-A losses came against the champion, Germantown Academy.
 
Eastern Regional's hoops TEAM PAGE is updated. Click here.
  Today's PAISAA results for I-A teams: EA, HS and PC won.
  Best wishes going forward to Anthony Magallanes, who is batting a challenging health issue. Anthony played basketball at Ryan ('10), wrote entertaining football/baseball reports (one example here) for this website and now teaches at St. Christopher School, in the Far Northeast. His uncle, Jerry Magallanes, a star running back at Judge, is a prominent college football referee. Stay strong, Anthony!
  Click
here for a page that details the basketball history of Sterling High, in Somerdale, NJ.

 
Click here for details for tomorrow's Markward Club dinner (Note: The dinner for 2/26 has been canceled.)
  How strange is this? Nineteen Catholic League players have thrice earned first team All-Catholic honors. For now anyway, not one has played in the NBA. That list, along with a four-timer and two-timers, can be found on this page.
 
Tedbit - In Catholic League history, 22 sophomores have averaged as many as 15 PPG in league play. The second 11 are here. Check back tomorrow for the first 11.

Name School G Pts Avg Year
Joe Ryan SJ Prep 14 255 18.2 1953
Joe Zeglinski Ryan 14 238 17.0 2004
Lynn Greer Roman 13 216 16.6 2018
Shep Garner Roman 13 215 16.5 2012
Quade Green N-G 13 208 16.0 2016
Barry Brodzinski North 16 253 15.8 1971
Rob Hollomon West 14 217 15.5 2007
Ja'Quan Newton N-G 13 200 15.4 2012
Kashif Payne Carroll 13 200 15.4 2001
Shane Clark Douherty 14 213 15.2 2002
Robert Smith McDevitt 13 198 15.2 2018

  In his weekly City 6 column, Mike Jensen looks back at Speedy Morris' great La Salle team in 1990 and breaks down his coaching tree. Click here.
  Click here for a preview of tomorrow's CL playoffs.
  Click here for the latest Southeastern PA basketball rankings.

Feb. 10
 
**Click here for the 2020 Coaches' All-Catholic Basketball Team! Congrats to Wood's Rahsool Diggins, the MVP, and B-P's Kevin Funston, the Speedy Morris Coach of the Year! All honorees are also on this page.
 
Click here for the list of 1,000-Point Scorers. (Underclassmen likely to contend in 2020-21 have been added)..
  Now updated: These CL individual scoring pages . . .
 C-E -  Judge -Lans La S

 
**Bernie Rogers now owns 300 career victories. Click here for a Celebration Page.**
 
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Brian Ameche. Brian, who played football at Malvern ('71) and Yale, then became an architect, passed away recently. Brian's dad, Alan, played in the NFL. RIP, Brian.
  Tedbit - Sr. G Lynn Greer yesterday became  the 13th Roman Catholic player to finish the CL regular season with an average of at least 20 PPG. Three guys twice accomplished the feat, so the Cahillites' total is 16. The numbers could be 15/18 as sophs Jalen Duren (19.4) and Justice Williams (19.3) came very close.

Name Yr. G Pts Avg.
Donnie Carr '96 14 380 27.1
Rasual Butler '98 14 374 26.7
Eddie Griffin '00 10 261 26.1
Eddie Griffin '99 14 359 25.6
Reggie Jackson '78 14 348 24.9
Mark Stevenson '85 14 321 22.9
Lonnie McFarlan '80 14 319 22.8
Bernard Jones '91 13 279 21.5
Alan Watkins '89 14 298 21.3
Hakim Hart '19 14 296 21.1
Charron Fisher '02 14 295 21.1
Charron Fisher '03 14 295 21.1
Bob Schafer '51 14 291 20.8
Lynn Greer 20 11 229 20.8
Mark Stevenson '84 14 287 20.5
Tarone Thornton '84 14 283 20.2

  Speedy Morris claimed a victory in his final regular season game. Click here. And click here for another story.
  Blair Academy (NJ) beat Hill School to win the Mid-Atlantic Prep League tournament and one its stars was jr. G Jaylen Blakes, whose dad, Monroe Blakes set the still-standing record for top CL average (27.3) in 1988. Jaylen has a national profile. Click here for a game story.
  Click here for a story on McDevitt's win over Roman.

 
Click here for the final Catholic League and Inter-Ac League Scoring Leaders. (Pretty amazing: Roman players finished 1st-2nd and in a tie for 3rd.)

Feb. 9
 
Final CL standings are here.
  Top five seeds: Wood (1), McDevitt (2), N-G (3), B-P (4), Roman (5).
  Last five seeds: O'Hara (6), Ryan (7), Carroll (8), SJ Prep (9), West (10).
  Today's CL winners: B-P, Devon, McDevitt, N-G, SJ Prep, Wood.
Results and records are here.  
  **Congrats to Bernie Rogers, the newest member of the 300-win club! He racked up 212 wins in 15 seasons (2001-15) at
Ryan, his alma mater, and now owns 88 in five seasons (2016-20)  at Haverford School.
**
  A reminder: Today's McDevitt/Roman game will be played at Cristo Rey HS (1717 W. Allegheny Ave.) Frosh/JV/varsity tripleheader with starting times of 1, 2:30 and 4.

  Lansdale Catholic RB Danny Dutkiewicz will play college football at Widener.
  Former website legend Mark "Frog" Carfagno will be a guest this afternoon, starting at 2 p.m., on WIP to talk about,, among other things, whether the Phillies should retire Dick Allen's No. 15..Call-in numbers: 1-888-729-9494 or #9494.
  Tedbit -- SCH Academy (nee Chestnut Hill Academy) has long had the lowest enrollment among the Inter-Ac League's six schools and that circumstance has created some rough moments on the basketball trail. This season, under coach Julian McFadden, a first-eam All-Inter-Ac honoree for the Blue Devils in 2006, SCH finished with a winning I-A record (7-3) for the first time since 2010 and only the 10th time since 1980 (41 seasons). Eight times, strangely, the winning recoards have been posted in even-numbered years. Five times the Blue Devils (nee Hillers) have won championships (one outright, four shared) over that time span. Breakdown below with year, record and leading scorer . . .
  1984: 6-4 (Gerry Williams 21.4)
  1989: 7-3 (Chris Brassell 13.3)
  1990: 6-4 (Paul Burke 19.3)
  1992: 8-2, shared (Dave Miller 20.0)
  1994: 8-2 , shared (Mike Gizzi 21.4
  1998: 8-2, shared (Tom Whitworth 26.3)
  2008: 8-2, shared (Gary Lawrence 15.2)
  2009: 7-3 (Todd Cramer 12.7)
  2010: 10-0, outright (Todd Cramer 10.4)
  2020: 7-3 (Delonce Hines 16.4)

 
Click here for the list of 1,000-Point Scorers (no Top Contenders at the moment).
 With a rough patch behind him, Vaux all-timer Rysheed Jordan is back home chasing the basketball dream. Click here.
  She became famous with the Taney Dragons. Click here to see what
SCH Academy grad Mo'ne Davis is doing now.
  Click here for Joe Mason's story on Judge football-basketball player Matt Comas.

Feb. 8
  Click here for Bruce Adams' story about
Haverford School's major support for sr. football player Jack Cloran, who's battling cancer.
  O'Hara, coached by Ryan Nemetz, last night beat N-G for the first time since the teams' first meeting of the '08 season. Also, the Lions (9-5) finished league play with a non-losing record for the first time since 2001  (8-6).
  Now updated: The
I-A basketball individual scoring pages: EA - GA - HS - MP -
PC - CHA/SCH (Career totals for all I-A scorers, 1969-2019, listed at bottom of pages for each school; updated overall list is here.)
  **Click here for the updated list of all InterAc scorers, 1969-2020.**
 
Click here for the final Inter-Ac League Scoring Leaders. 
  Unavailable points: Lansdal, PC, SCH. RECEIVED
  The City All-Star Football Game will be played
May 16, 1 p.m., at Northeast High. Coaches: Wood's Kyle Adkins (Non-Public) and Olney's Ronald Flowers (Public).
 
Tedbit -- Seven guys in Inter-Ac history have twice averaged at least 21 PPG in league play. One guy has done so three times and his name is - no surprise - Deuce Turner. Malvern's sr. G last night scored 25 points vs. Episcopal to complete this campaign with a 21.1 average. That's his lowest. But since the Friars won the title with a 10-0 record, here's suspecting he doesn't mind the dropoff (smile). GA's Jordan Longino (19.4) fell a shade short of matching Deuce's feat, but he's only a junior, so sit tight.

Name Sch. Yr. G Pts Avg.
Billy Harris PC '71 9 258 28.7
Billy Harris PC '70 10 234 23.4
Deuce Turner MP '19 10 255 25.5
Deuce Turner MP '18 10 223 22.3
Deuce Turner MP '20 10 211 21.1
Doug Fairfax HS '99 10 283 28.3
Doug Fairfax HS '98 10 213 21.3
Jordan Longino GA '19 10 214 21.4
Jordan Longino GA '18 10 210 21.0
Pat Purcell MP '77 10 223 22.3
Pat Purcell MP '78 10 266 26.6
Paul Hutter GA '70 9 236 26.2
Paul Hutter GA '69 10 218 21.8
Tim Whitworth CH '99 9 194 21.6
Tim Whitworth CH '98 10 211 21.1

  Tiiiiime for a Chuck Langerman Chuckbit. Click here for: On the Verge of a Major JV Milestone.
  Click here for a story on Speedy Morris' legacy.
  Click here for a story on O'Hara's win over N-G.
  Click here for a story on Wood's win over La Salle.
  Click here for a story on McDevitt's win over Bonner-Prendie.

Feb. 7
  Today's I-A winners: GA, MP, SCH.
Results and records are here. Congrats to Malvern on a perfect I-A season!!
  Today's CL winners:  Carroll, Judge, McDevitt, O'Hara, Roman, West,  Wood.
Results and records are here.  
 
Penn Charter will be the No. 17 seed in the upcoming boys independent schools tournament. The Quakers are slated to visit Solebury (No. 16) in a first round game on Feb. 11.
  If you ever needed confirmation that the mid-1980s were a wonderful time in city leagues basketball, this list will help to do the trick. These are the Top 10 "Our Guys" scorers in Division I history, per Mike Lynch's research on sports-reference/com/cbb, and five graduated from 1984 to 1986. Also, four of the 10 played their college ball at La Salle and all but three (Nos. 2, 6 and 9). advanced to the NBA. Hank Gathers passed away during his final season at Loyola Marymount. Hard to believe 30 years have flown by. He also would have made the NBA.
  1. Lionel Simmons, Southern '86 -- La Salle -- 3,217
  2. Eric "Hank" Gathers, Dobbins '85 -- Southern California/Loyola Marymount -- 2,723
  3. Michael Brooks, West Catholic '76 -- La Salle -- 2,628
  4. Tom Gola, La Salle '51 -- La Salle -- 2,461
  5. Greg "Bo" Kimble, Dobbins '85 -- Southern California/Loyola Marymount -- 2,350
  6. Juan'ya Green, Carroll '11 -- Niagara/Hofstra -- 2,317
  7. Michael Anderson, Engineering and Science '84 -- Drexel -- 2,208
  8. Paul "Snoop" Graham, Franklin '84 -- Ohio Univ. -- 2,170
  9. Tywain McKie, Bartram '04 -- Coppin State -- 2,158
10. Rasual Butler, Roman '98 -- La Salle -- 2,125
  **Camden County College (NJ) recently honored its 1989-90 powerhouse, which stormed to 27 consecutive wins to start the season, thanks to many Philly guys. Click here for a pic/details.**
  Click here for the Overall Scoring Leaders.

  Check out the first quarter score in this South Jersey game.
  Leon Rose, former point guard at Cherry Hill East, is the New York Knicks' new president. Click here.

Feb. 6
 
Eastern Regional's hoops TEAM PAGE is updated. Click here.
  The Twitter page for
Eastern Regional athletics has many pics of the seniors (some with family members/coaches) who yesterday finalized college commitments. Congrats to all! Click here.
  Prior to tomorrow night's Senior Night game vs. Germantown Academy,
Haverford School will also honor sr. football player Jack Cloran. Jack, the son of former O'Hara/HS hoops coach Steve Cloran and grandson of former Saint Joseph's University athletic director Don DiJulia, is battling cancer and the game will be part of a Cancer Awareness Night. Click here for Jack's CaringBridge site. Keep fighting, Jack. Best wishess.
  Penn Charter
will be the No. 2 seed in the upcoming girls independent schools tournament. The Quakers will have a first round bye, then host the 7-10 winner (Friends' Central/Baldwin) on Feb. 15.
  Penn State sr. F Lamar Stevens (Roman '16; Haverford School through '15) recently became the 22nd "Our Guy" (Public/Catholic/Inter-Ac) to score 2,000 career points at the Division I level. Since joining the club, Lamar has journeyed upward to the No. 19 spot and many more guys can expect to be passed before his career comes to an end. sports-reference/com/cbb has a list of all 2,000-point D-I scorers, as compiled by Mike Lynch. Today we're presenting Nos. 11 through 22. Check back tomorrow for the Top 10. PLEASE speak up if someone has been missed. There are 599 names and plowing through them one by one can be quite dizzying. Cool note: Joe Zeglinski is now Ryan’s coach. And there’s this: Lamar's dad, Lou, a 1984 Cardinal Dougherty grad, also reached 2,000 points in his college career at D-III Widener. In fact, he's the school's leading scorer with 2,140. How many father-son combos can make a double-2.000 claim? Truly amazing.
  11. John Rankin, West Catholic ’85 – Drexel – 2,111
  12. Devonte’ Newbill, Straw. Mansion ‘10 – S. Miss.issippi/Penn State – 2,105
  13. Rich Laurel, Overbrook '72 -- Hofstra -- 2,102
  14. Lynn Greer, Eng. and Science '97 -- Temple -- 2,099
  15. Gene Banks, West Phila. '77 -- Duke -- 2,079
  16. Sean Singletary, Penn Charter '04 -- Virginia -- 2,079
  17. Donnie Carr, Roman '96 -- La Salle -- 2,067
  18. Dionte Christmas, Fels '04 -- Temple -- 2,043
  19. Lamar Stevens, Roman '16 -- Penn State -- 2,031 
  20. Malik Rose, Overbrook '92 -- Drexel -- 2,024
  21. Joe Zeglinski, Ryan '06 -- Hartford -- 2,016
  22. Steve Black, Overbrook '80 -- La Salle -- 2,012
  Tiiiiime for a Chuck Langerman Chuckbit. Click here for: Top 10 career basketball scorers over our entire area.
 
Click here for the updated Catholic League and Inter-Ac League Scoring Leaders. 
  Click here for Carter Fillman's story on Carroll's win over O'Hara.
  Pitt center Jimmy Morrissey (La Salle)
has won a big honor for the third consecutive year. Click here.

Feb. 5
  Today's CL winner: Carroll.
Results and records are here.  
  Click here for info on
McDevitt's upcoming banquet for athletic and alumni HOF inductees. Click here to place ads in the program.
  Click here for info on a baseball showcase event, set for June 24, for kids who'll be in eighth or ninth grade next year.

  Pennsylvania's roster for the Big 33 football game will be announced on Feb. 12.
 
Unavailable points: Devon Prep. RECEIVED
  Tedbit -- Here's a serious head-scratcher. Roman (22) and SJ Prep (15) have combined to produce 37 1,000-point scorers and not one has been a lefty. And then there's Neumann-Goretti (formerly South Catholic, Bishop Neumann and St. John Neumann). Twenty-one guys have racked up at least 1,000 points for the Saints (nee Pirates) and SEVEN have been lefties. The highest scoring Catholic League southpaw is 2015 Carroll grad Derrick Jones (1,645), who's now with the Miami Heat. The city leagues' No. 1 lefty is 1997 Engineering and Science grad Lynn Greer (1,991). His son, also Lynn, has reached 1,000 for Roman. Here are Neumann/N-G's seven lefties . . .
  John Davis -- 2013 -- 1,279
  Rick Jackson -- 2007 -- 1,239
  Chris Ings -- 2019 -- 1,157
  Zane Martin -- 2016 -- 1,140
  Derrick "D.J." Rivera -- 2006 -- 1,122
  Erik Cooper -- 1984 -- 1,040
  Marty Campbell -- 1980 -- 1,010
 
 
Penn Charter's hoops TEAM PAGE is updated. Click here.
 
Eastern Regional last night registered a BIG upset victory over Timber Creek. Click here.
  Eastern Regional's hoops TEAM PAGE is updated. Click here.
  SJ Prep TE Dan Stevenson is bound for Duquesne. Click here.

  Click here for a story on the ups and downs of trying to earn a football scholarship.
  Click here for the updated Inter-Ac League Scoring Leaders.
 

Feb. 4
  Today's I-A winners: EA, MP, SCH.
Results and records are here.

   Tedbit -- Yesterday's Wood at SJ Prep game was noteworthy primarily because it was coach Speedy Morris' final home game in his 35 seasons as a high school coach -- 1968-81 at Roman, 1983-84 at Penn Charter, 2002-20 at Prep. But there was also this nice nugget: Prep sr. Trevor Wall became Speedy's final 1,000-point scorer as 25 points lifted his total to 1,015. Trevor is Speedy's 14th visitor to Grandville. The breakdown is four at Roman and 10 at the Prep. No one reached that number at PC.
Details . . .
  Reggie Jackson, RC -- 1,861 -- 1978
  Lonnie McFarlan, RC -- 1,842 -- 1980
  Steve Vasturia, SJP -- 1,764 -- 2013
  Reggie Redding, SJP -- 1,568 -- 2006
  John Griffin, SJP -- 1,488 -- 2004
  Glenn Welton, RC -- 1,323 -- 1981
  Mark Zoller, SJP -- 1,317 -- 2003
  Chris Clover, SJP -- 1,247 -- 2015
  Chris Clark, SJP -- 1,239 -- 2004
  Miles Overton, SJP -- 1,133 -- 2013
  Jim "Chico" Singleton, RC -- 1,127 -- 1973
  Kyle Thompson, SJP -- 1,074 -- 2018
  Darius Kinnel, SJP -- 1,046 -- 2018
  Trevor Wall, SJP – 1,015 -- 2020

 
Click here for the updated  Catholic League and Inter-Ac League Scoring Leaders. 
  Army G
Tommy Funk (Wood) is the Patriot League's Player of the Week for the third straight time. Congrats! Click here.
  Schedule note: Sunday's McDevitt/Roman game will be played at Cristo Rey HS (1717 W. Allegheny Ave.) Frosh/JV/varsity tripleheader with starting times of 1, 2:30 and 4.
  This year's All-Star Labor Classic doubleheader will be played April 19 at University of the Sciences.
  Click here for Rich Flanagan's story on McDevitt's 1,000-point scorers, Jamil Manigo and Robert Smith.
 
G Lamarr "Fresh" Kimble (Neumann-Goretti) is enjoying his time at Louisville after leaving Hawk Hill behind. Click here for Andy Jasner's story.

  SJ Prep will open the 2020 football season with a road clash against a major Texas power. Click here.

Feb. 3
  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Dave Tornetta. Dave, a lawyer and basketball/baseball star at Germantown Academy ('77), passed away recently. He played college baseball at Davidson. RIP, Dave. Click here.
  Today's CL winners: Ryan, Wood.
Results and records are here.
  Congrats to SJ Prep sr. Trevor Wall, who is now a member of the 1,000-point club! Click
here for a video.
  5:53 p.m. -- Speedy Morris is currently coaching his final home game at SJ Prep. He was honored beforehand. Click
here.
  Click here for the newest Southeastern PA rankngs.

  Click here for Mike Jensen's story on the departure of forever basketball coach Dave Pauley from University of the Sciences.
  Rocky wants Kobe (RIP) to be his statue partner. Click here.
 
Unavailable points: Devon, Lansdale. RECEIVED
  Click here to see the classy tweet made by 49ers T Mike McGlinchey (Penn Charter) after the Super Bowl.

  Tedbit -- Thanks to yesterday's exciting, 60-57 victory over visiting Neumann-Goretti, McDevitt now owns a 10-2 record in Catholic League play with two tough games remaining. Both will be played on the road, too: vs. Bonner-Prendie and Roman. The Lancers' final percentage will be .857 (12-2), .786 (11-3) or .714 (10-4). McDeviit's best winning percentage in CL play, so far, is .786 (11-3) and that was achieved last season. Thanks to 11-5 marks, it posted .688 in 1969, 1983, 1988 and 1989. The next best was .643 in 1997 (9-5). Meanwhile, current boss Will Chavis last season steered McDevitt to a 21-8 overall record. Going back to at least 1986, McDevitt notched 10 or more losses in every season. The current overall record is 14-6.

  Click here for Andrew Robinson's story on McDevitt's win over Neumann-Goretti.
  Click here for Carter Fillman's story on Roman's win over O'Hara.

Feb. 2
  Congrats to
McDevitt sr. Jamil Manigo, who today scored 26 points, raising his career total to exactly 1,000, in the win over N-G!
  Today's CL winners: B-P, Judge, Lansdale, McDevitt, Roman. 
Results and records are here.
  **In last night's win over the 76ers, Celtics G
Brad Wanamaker (Roman) played well overall, dunked twice and put Joel Embiid on a poster! Click here.**
  Somehow, Neumann-Goretti superstar Diamond Johnson was not selected for the McDonald's All-Amerian Game. Mike Jensen addresses the snub in his column here.

  Tedbit -- This is season No. 52 aince the Inter-Ac league reduced its membership from eight schools to six and Friday night Malvern became just the eighth team to clinch an outright championship in Game No. 8. Penn Charter's 1984 team, coached by Speedy Morris (now SJ Prep's coach) and led by league MVP Carl Arrigale (now Neumann-Goretti's coach), was the only one, so far, not to finish 10-0 (9-1). Here are the details. (Leading scorer for winner). *-Advanced to NBA:.
  1970 - Penn Charter, beat Gtn. Academy, 65-53 (Ed Enoch 23)
  1979 - Episcopal, beat Haver. School, 56-47 (Charles Hickman 19)
  1984 - Penn Charter, beat Chestnut Hill, 55-41 (Marv Dunmeyer 13)
  1990 - Episcopal, beat Penn Charter, 78-51 (Eugene Burroughs 20)
  1991 - Episcopal, beat Haverf. chool, 62-43 (*Jerome Allen 18)
  2002 - Gtn. Academy, beat Haver. School, 80-51 (*Matt Walsh 34)
  2013 - Gtn. Academy, beat Haver. School, 78-53 (Nick Lindner 24)
  2020 - Malvern beat SCH Academy, 69-64 (Deuce Turner 24)
  Unavailable points: Haverford School. RECEIVED
 
Congrats to Wood jr. Rahsool Diggins, who's now a member of the club highlighted right below!
 
Eastern Regional's hoops TEAM PAGE is updated. Click here.
  Click here for Allison Steele's game-day tribute to Kobe (RIP).
 
Click here for the list of 1,000-Point Scorers and Top Contenders.
  Eastern Regional's boys bowling team is headed to the state tournament for the second consecutive year. Click
here. The boys/girls swim teams are also state-bound. Click here
.

Feb. 1
 
Tedbit -- Penn Charter product Mike McGlinchey has a chance to join a very special group tomorrow. If the San Francisco 49ers top the Kansas City Chiefs, "Glinch" will become the seventh "Our Guy" able to claim he STARTED for a Super Bowl champion. Herb Adderley and Erik Williams accomplished the feat three times. Harry Swayne did so twice. Starting lineups are listed on pro-football-reference.com.
  1966-67 -- Herb Adderley, Northeast, Packers, CB
  19-68 -- Adderley, Packers, CB
  1971-72 -- Adderley, Cowboys, CB
  1992-93 -- Erik Williams, Bartram, Cowboys, T
  1993-94 -- Williams, Cowboys, T
  1995-96 -- Williams, Cowboys, T
  1998-99 -- Harry Swayne, Dougherty, Broncos, T
  2000-01 -- Swayne, Ravens, T
  2006-07 -- Marvin Harrison, Roman, Colts, WR
  2006-07 -- Raheem Brock, Dobbins, Colts, DT
  2008-09 -- Jahri Evans, Frankford, Saints, G
  Former website stalwart Mark "Frog" Carfagno, who now heads the group trying to get Dick Allen into the Hall of Fame, is the guest on Bill Kashatus' latest podcast. Click
here.
  Carroll last night retired the No. 42 worn by Paul Romanczuk, star player (third team All-City in '95) and successful coach (283 wins in 15 seasons; state title in 2009). Click
here. Congrats, Paul!
 
Click here for the updated  Inter-Ac League Scoring Leaders.
 
  Click here for a story on Bonner-Prendie's win over Ryan.
  Click here for Mitchell Gladstone's story on Wood's win over Carroll.

Jan. 31
 
With tonight's win over SCH Aacademy, Malvern (8-0) has clinched the Inter-Ac crown with two games remaining. Congrats! Click here for Josh Verlin's story.
  Today's CL winners: B-P, McDevitt, N-G, O'Hara, Roman, West, Wood.
Results and records are here.
  Today's I-A winners: EA, MP, PC. 
Results and records are here.
  Schedule note: The starting time for Sunday's Devon Prep at Lansdale Catholic game has been changed to 1:30.
  Tedbit -- When it comes to producing points, Wood has a dominant starting lineup. Coach John Mosco's Fab Five has produced 87.6 percent (658 of 751) of the Vikings' points in Catholic League play and 90.3 percent (1,211 of 1,341) overall. The subs scored 37 points in eight non-league games for a 4.6 average. Ten were notched in the seven-OT loss to Paul VI (VA), in which multiple guys fouled out. Here are the total numbers for Wood's starters:
  Rahsool Diggins, 348
  Jaylen Stinson, 262
  Marcus Randolph, 239
  Daeshon Shepherd, 238
  Muneer Newton, 124
  (The leading sub scorer is Brennen Kersey with 38)
 
In 2012 Ted wrote a story about future 49ers T Mike McGlinchey (Penn Charter) and his wonderful greater Ryan family. Click here for Part One and here for Part Two.
  Speedy Morris' name can now be found on the court at SJ Prep. Click here for story, pics and video.
 
Click here for the Overall Scoring Leaders.
  The BanksGiving Company, guided by former website stalwart (and Northeast football player) Chris Banks, will host a free seminar for middle school and high school students -- The Basics of Banking -- tomorrow, 10 a.m. to noon, on Temple's campus (Annenberg Hall, room 304, 2020 N. 13th Street). Register here.

Jan. 30
 
Eastern Regional's hoops TEAM PAGE is updated. Click here.
  Tedbit -- He's baaaaack. Sr. G Deuce Turner -- real first name is Kieves -- will soon become the fifth Malvern player to win first team All-Inter-Ac honors at least three times. He could have joined the Four Club, currently occupied only by Gordy Bryan (one of only two in league history; also GA's Paul Hutter, 1967-70), but he was listed as the first second-teamer as a freshman. Years and averages for the Friars' Fab Five.
  Charlie Floyd, 1972-74 (19.4, 19.2, 20.4)
  Gordy Bryan, 1975-78 (11.9, 14.6, 17.3, 14.2)
  Gary Duda, 1986-88 (16.3, 16.7, 21.7)
  Brian Grandieri, 2002-04 (17.4, 19.1, 22.2)
  Deuce Turner, (22.3, 25.5, TBA)
  Penn Charter's
hoops TEAM PAGE is updated. Click here.
  **Tickets for the Catholic League basketball boys semifinals and boys/girls finals -- again to be held at Palestra -- will go on sale Feb. 5. Click here to make your purchase.**
  Click here for the list of 1,000-Point Scorers and Top Contenders.
  Click here for Joe Santoliquito's story on 49ers T
Mike McGlinchey (Penn Charter)
. .  . And click here for Paul Domowitch's.

Jan. 29
  Today's CL winners: McDevitt, Roman, SJ Prep.
Results and records are here.
  Click here for Mike Jensen's story to see how
Overbrook product Yazid Powell paid outrageous tribute to Kobe Bryant (RIP) in a junior college game.
  Tedbit -- Roman's Lynn Greer (20.9) and Jalen Duren (19.1) currently rank 1-2 in Catholic League regular season scoring. If they retain those spots, they'll be the sixth duo over the last 25 seasons to accomplish the feat. One notable fact: They'd be the first to do so in this all-one-league era. The others did so in the two-divisions setup. In the CL's original all-one-league setup, the feat didn't happen at least back to 1939. 25-year breakdown:
  1996 -- North, Jim Logan (14-232-16.6) and Mike Sigall (14-225-16.1)
  2001 -- Roman, Tamal Forchion (13-241-18.5) and John Huggins (14-242-17.3)
  2003 -- Dougherty, DeSean White (14-282-20.1) and Kyle Lowry (13-227-17.5)
  2004 -- Dougherty, DeSean White (14-273-19.5) and Kyle Lowry (14-241-17.2)
  2009 -- Roman, Rakeem Brookins (14-272-19.8) and Maalik Wayns (10-172-172)
 
Father Judge is again the Catholic League wrestling champion. Click here for Steve Haug's recap. And click here for the celebration pic.
  5-10 sr. G Jhamir Brickus last night became Coatesville's leading career scorer . . . In style! Click here. Thanks to Tom Taylor for finding/supplying this.
  Click here for the Catholic League and Inter-Ac League Scoring Leaders.
 
  Click here for a story on Malvern's win over Gtn. Academy.
   Lower Merion coach Gregg Downer talks about his former star and hero. Click here.
 
Fran Dunphy (Malvern '66) can still be found on the Philadelphia basketball scene. Click here for Kevin Callahan's story.
  Click here for Ed Morrone's story on Germantown Academy brothers Luke and Casey Traina.
  Click here for Josh Verlin's story on the Monday night win by Bonner-Prendie over O'Hara.
  The BanksGiving Company, guided by former website stalwart (and Northeast football player) Chris Banks, will host a free seminar for middle school and high school students -- The Basics of Banking -- Saturday, 10 a.m. to noon, on Temple's campus (Annenberg Hall, room 304, 2020 N. 13th Street). Register here.

Jan. 28
  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Michael Davis. Michael, a starting forward for West Catholic's 1976 Catholic League basketball finalists (and second team All-Catholic honoree), passed away recently. RIP, Michael.
 
Penn Charter's hoops TEAM PAGE is updated. Click here.
 
Eastern Regional's hoops TEAM PAGE is updated. Click here.
  Click here for complete information on tomorrow night's Markward Club dinner, to be held in Delaware County.
  Today's I-A winners: HS, MP, SCH. Results and records are here.

  Unavailable points: Ryan. RECEIVED
 
Tedbit -- Malvern sr. G Deuce Turner already owns the top overall scoring average for Catholic/Inter-Ac players in the 2000s. For now, he also owns the SECOND spot. Duece's current average is 26.2, follwing 26.6 in 2019. Also of note: Ryan jr. G-F Aaron Lemon-Waren stands fourth at 23.8, and since he recently suffered a broken foot that average might be frozen. Below are the current Top 10 with 2020 guys and one doorstepper mixed in.
  Deuce Turner, Malvern, 2019 ---- 27-718-26.6
  Deuce Turner, Malvern, 2020 ---- 21-550-26.2
  Eddie Griffin, Roman, 2000 ---- 25-636-25.4
  Patrick Robinson, Conwell-Egan, 2018 ---- 25-608-24.3
  Aaron Lemon-Warren, Ryan, 2020 ---- 16-380-23.8
  Evan-Eric Longino, Gtn. Academy, 2017 ---- 29-686-23.7
  Charron Fisher, Roman 2002 ---- 25-582-23.3
  Christian Ray, Haver. School, 2019 ---- 28-652-23.3
  Cameron Ayers, Gtn. Academy, 2010 ---- 27-618-22.9
  Sean Singletary, Penn Charter, 2004 ---- 27-617-22.9
  Nick Alikakos, Episcopal, 2016 ---- 26-590-22.7
  Jeff Jones, Bonner, 2007 ---- 27-614-22.7
  Jordan Longino, Gtn. Academy, 2020 ---- 18-406-22.6
 
Click here for the Catholic League and Inter-Ac League Scoring Leaders. 
  Click here for Joe Mason's story on
Ryan's basketball seniors.
 
Danyle Heilig, who went 512-14-6 and won every state Group 4 championship in 21 seasons, has retired as Eastern Regional's field hockey coach. Click here for Ryan Lawrence's story and here for another story. Best wishes, Danyle!! Click here for a celebration page, compiled after the 2019 season.
  Jim and Janet McGlinchey, brother/mother of 49ers T
Mike McGlinchey (Penn Charter), made an appearance yesterday on Fox29. Click here for the video.
  Click here for Mike Jensen's column on Donnie Carr's relationship with Kobe Bryant (RIP).
  Former Daily News columnist Dan Gross also graduated from Lower Merion in 1996. Click here.
 Eastern Regional
  frosh James Heard has been offered a scholarship by Rutgers' second-stint football coach Greg Schiano. Click here.
 
Click here for the latest Southeastern PA basketball rankings.

Jan. 27
  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Ron Howley. Mr. Howley, a first team All-Public football center for Roxborough in 1952, passed away Saturday. He also was a long-time, first-rate assistant under Al Angelo at Frankford, served as the athletic director at multiple Public League schools, and was the Public League football chairman. RIP, sir. Services Friday at St. Vincent Pollatti Church, 901 Hopkins Ave., Haddon Heights, NJ, 08033. Visitation 8:30 to 10:45 a.m. Funeral at 11.
  Today's CL winners: B-P, N-G.
Results and records are here.
 
Tedbit -- This is season No. 57 for Bishop McDevitt as a Catholic League basketball member and, surprisingly, just twice have the Lancers posted as many as two straght winning records in league play. Thanks to yesterday's victory over Devon Prep, coach Will Chavis' squad sits at 7-2 after going 11-3 in 2019. The remaining schedule will be challenging: Carroll, at Judge, NeumannGoretti, at Bonner-Prendie, at Roman. So far: two straight in '68 and '69, three straight in '87, '88 and '89. Below are records and first team All-Catholic honorees.
  1968 : 10-6, Bob Haas. 1969: 11-5, Bob Haas.
  1987: 9-7, John O'Connell; 1988: 11-5, John O'Connell; 1989: 11-5, Aaron Ervin.
  2019: 11-3, Jamil Manigo; 2020, ??? (Manigo is still around).
  In December 1995, Roman's Donnie Carr, now an assistant at his college alma mater, La Salle, went toe-to-toe with Kobe Bryant (RIP) in a classic game at Drexel. Roman won, 67-61. Click
here.

  Click here for one Kobe Bryant (RIP) story from today's Inquirer and here for another.
 
Click here for the Overall Scoring Leaders.

an. 26
  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Kobe Bryant. Kobe, a product of Lower Merion and formerly a first-magnitude NBA star, passed away today in a helicopter crash in California. His dad, Joe, starred at Bartram ('72) and also played in the NBA, RIP, Kobe. Click
here for a story about the day Kobe decided to skip college and head for the NBA. Click here for a story from his senior season (game at the Palestra).
  Click here for the updated standings and overall records.
  Today's CL winners: Carroll, Judge, Lansdale, McDevitt, Roman.
Results and records are here.
  Roman coach Matt Griffin honored SJ Prep coach Speedy Morris prior to today's game. Matt played for Prep. Speedy coached Roman for 14 seasons (1968-81). Click
here.
 
Tedbit -- Talk about consistency. Episcopal sr. G Alex Capitano has been the very definition for current coach Brian Shanahan and former boss Craig Conlin. In three seasons with the Churchdudes, Caoitano has played in 19 Inter-Ac League games -- 10, 3 (inured) and six. He has scored from 18 to 21 points eight times and if you expand the range a little (16 to 23), the number rises to 11. This year he has scored 16 once, 18 once, 20 twice and 21 twice. Pretty amazing.
  Schedule note: The Wood-at-SJ Prep game, on Feb. 3, will start at approximately 5 p.m. (following JV game).
  Jim Algeo (RIP) will be remembered as more than a coach. Click here for Paul Gianficaro's column.
  Click here for a story on Roman's Friday night win over Carroll.
 
Dad Jason and uncle Carlin were stars at
Frankford. Now, Westtown jr. Jalen Warley is drawing big-time attention. Click here.
  Click here for the list of 1,000-Point Scorers and Top Contenders.
  Click here for the Courier-Post's Mat Pack individual rankings for wrestling, as offered by Tom McGurk.

Jan. 25
 
Eastern Regional's hoops TEAM PAGE is updated. Click here.
  Penn Charter's
hoops TEAM PAGE is updated. Click here.
  Best wishes for a speedy recovery to
Ryan jr. G-F Aaron Lemon-Warren. Aaron, who was putting together one of the best seasons in school history (23.8 PPG  overall, tops for a Raider in this century), suffered a broken foot in practice Thursday.  He was shooting 72 percent from the floor and 49 percent on threes while averaging eight rebounds.
 
Malvern sr. G Deuce Turner now owns 2,206 career points, the same number posted by . . . Wilt Chamberlain!! Click here.
  Unavailable scoring: *B-P, *Carroll, *C-E, *La Salle, *O'Hara, *Roman, *Ryan. *RECEIVED.
  Tedbit -- We're a shade more than halfway through the Inter-Ac campaign and Malvern remains perfect at 6-0 under coach John Harmatuk. Veteran I-A followers will likely find this surprising, but the Friars have won just three championships since 1982 and have not achieved perfection since 1976. Malvern went 14-0 in 1965 under Dan Dougherty, later a coaching mastermind at Episcopal, then 10-0 in '73 and '74 (both under Dan Kelly) and '76 under Fran Dunphy. Yes, that Fran Dunphy. Fran is a '66 Malvern grad. Dan is a '66 McDevitt grad. Both won first team all-league honors (Dan averaged 23.0) and played in the Big 5 (Dan at St. Joe's, Fran at La Salle.) Dan Doc played at SJ Prep and St. Joe's.
  Click here for the Inter-Ac League Scoring Leaders. 
  Congrats to
Malvern jr. G Rahdir Hicks, who now owns 1,002 career points!
 
Click here for a story on N-G's win over Wood. And/or click here for another.
  Click here for a story on Roman's win over Carroll.
  49ers T Mike McGlinchey (Penn Charter) is stoked for the Super Bowl. Click here.
  Raiders GM Mike Mayock (Haverford School)
looks ahead to the 2020 season. Click here.

Jan. 24
 
Today's CL winners: B-P, McDevitt, N-G, O'Hara, Roman.
Ryan. Results and records are here.
  Today's I-A winners: GA, MP, SCH. Results and records are here.
 
Eastern Regional sports pics. Click here for: Boys varsity/JV basketball practice.
  Click here for a preview of tonight's Wood/N-G game.
  Major thanks to those people who are providing scoring breakdowns this season. Some are head coaches. Some are assistants. Some are managers/support staff. Here are their names, in alphabetical order: Ryan Arakelian, Francis Bowe, Adam Bowen,  Tom Boyd, Chris Carabello, Will Chavis, Chris Clahar, Joe Corbett, Keith Czarny, Matt Dolan, John Harmatuk, Will Harrison, Fran Hennessy, Dan Hoban, Jamaine Jackson, Tom Kossuth, Julian McFadden, Pat McMenamin, Ryan Nemetz, John Owens, David Schultz, Pat Sorrentino, Joe Zeglinski
  Tedbit -- In three recent seasons, a suburban school came close to storming through the Catholic League regular season with a perect record. Carroll in 2016, Wood in 2017 and Bonner-Prendie in 2018 all went 12-1. Perhaps you're wondering . . . How many times has a suburban school won every game? Just twice. La Salle, having moved to Wyndmoor (Montgomery County) from the college campus at 20th and Olney just a few years beforehand, went 12-0 in 1965. And Carroll (Radnor) went 14-0 in '97. Right now coach John Mosco's Wood squad sits at 9-0, but the road ahead will be challenging. The Vikings' remaining schedule, in order: tonight at Neumann-Goretti (7-0), at Carroll (5-2), at SJ Prep (4-4), La Salle (3-6), Ryan (6-2). We'll see where this goes.
  Tiiiiime for a Chuck Langerman Chuckbit. Click here for: Paulsboro two-sport legend Kevin Harvey one-upped the Phillly guys.
  Adjusted explanation, thanks to Chuck: A 1943 football game involving youth programs from Cheltenham and Willow Grove produced the most outrageous finish, by far, you could possibly imagine. Click
here for the blurb that appeared in newspapers across the country.
 
Click here for the list of 2019-20 High-Point Performances.
  Roman product Allen Betrand
is having a great sophomore season at Towson. Click here for a story by Andy Jasner, son of the great Phil Jasner (RIP).

Jan. 23
 
Eastern Regional sports pics. Click here for: Warmups prior to boys/girls bowling matches vs. Bishop Eustace.
  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Morgan Wootten. Mr. Wootten, the nationally famous basketball coach for 46 years at DeMatha Catholic, in Hyattsville, MD, passed away this week. Top-level Catholic League teams often did battle with Mr. Wootten's squads in the postseason Alhambra Catholic Invitational Tournament, in Western Maryland. RIP, sir. Click
here and/or  here and/or here.
  Saturday from noon to 2 p.m., at the Barnes&Noble on Route 70 (right off Route 73) in Marlton, NJ, Joe Rapczynski will be signing copies of his book on the great adventure experienced by
North Catholic's 1968 junior varsity basketball team
.
  Inquirer Phillies writer Matt Breen, who contributed to this website while attending Ryan, makes hic case: Dick Allen should be IN the Hall of Fame. Click here.
  Tedbit -- SCH Academy sr. Ke'Shawn Williams now finds himself in quite select company. Going back to the 1971-72 school year, when Julius Thompson began picking All-City teams for the 'ol Philadelphia Bulletin, Ke'Shawn is just the seventh guy to reach 1,000 career points in basketball after having achieved first team All-City status in football. He did it the hard way, too. Sadly, All-City football teams were not selected this past fall. But Ke'Shawn was a first teamer as a junior (and went on to establish a new Inter-Ac League career record for receiving yards with 2,199). On the list below, MP stands for multi-purpose. Ke'Shawn raised his career total to 1,003 with six points in Tuesday's game vs. Penn Charter. Then added 15 in yesterday's game vs. Harriton. Kon'Grats Ke'Shawn!!
  Lawrence Reid, Dougherty '76, 1,160 points; RB in '75.
  Marvin Harrison, Roman '91, 1,166 points; MP in '89 and '90.
  Paul Burke, Chestnut Hill '91, 1,363 points; DB in '90.
  Larry Leith, Germantown Academy '94, 1,153 points; MP in '93.
  Zack Zeglinski, Penn Charter '05, 1,167 points; MP in '03 (injured in '04).
  Rob Hollomon, West Catholic '09, 1,021 points; MP in '07, RB in '08.,
  Ke'Shawn Williams, SCH Academy, 1,018; Rec. in '18.
  Click here for a story on Bonner-Prendie sr. Gs Tyreese Watson and Donovan Rodriguez.
  Southern grad John Valore now owns 700 career wins. Congrats! Click here.

  Unavailable scoring: SCH Academy. RECEIVED
 
Click here for the Overall Scoring Leaders.
 
Penn Charter sr. G Ryan "Pooch" Holmes has earned a double victory. Click here for Ed Morrone's story.

Jan. 22
  Today's CL winner: McDevitt.
Results and records are here.
  Schedule note: Friday's Carroll-Roman game will be played at Phila. Community College, at 7 o'clock.
  At last night's All-Catholic banquet,
McDevitt's Lonnie Rice received the sportsmanship award from the referees. Congrats!
  Click here to see the Northeast Times' fall sports award winners.

  Tedbit -- One thing I've wondered for a good amount of years . . . Whatever happened to prominent Polish players? Through the late '70s, North Catholic was fueled by MANY top Polish players. This year's rosters of the 21 Catholic/Inter-Ac schools appear to have just five Polish players -- three sophs, two juniors -- and there's not a headliner among them. Maybe over time. They are Jake Jaszcz, Episcopal; Luke Neverosky and Tommy Shelinsky, SCH Academy; Mike Kryszczak, Ryan; and Brock Dudek, Malvern. In the '73 season, North's rotation included four Polish guys, each with 10 letters in his surname -- Barry Brodzinski, Jim "Bozo" Wolkiewicz, Rich Kupniewski and John Jakimowicz. Always found that fascinating. In one game, however, the hero was a guy named Joe Mee. The ol' Philadelphia Bulletin came up with this all-time headline -- North Catholic Wins All Because of Mee. And before the '77 season, North coach Tony Costantino offered this quote for my preview in the Bulletin. "We have a good football player, Lou Sigmund, a good soccer player, John Regan, and a good Polish player, Bob Niczyporowicz."
  Tiiiiime for a Chuck Langerman Chuckbit. Click here for: Has Cheltenham ever had an unbeaten football "season?" Your call.
  Penn Charter's
hoops TEAM PAGE is updated. Click here.
  Mark Heimerdinger (38 seasons at Dougherty/Fels) yesterday won his 11th game of ths season, raising his career victory total at city leagues schools to 541. That ties him for sixth with La Salle's Obie O'Brien. He needs four wins to earn a tie for fifth place. Congrats, Mark!! And thanks to Joe Mason for the heads up.
  Click here for a profile on  teacher-coach Lynn Greer Sr. (Edison, Public and City  champs in '69), the father/grandpop of two more talented Lynns.

  Click here for Josh Verlin's story on Malvern's win over Episcopal.
 
Click here for the list of 1,000-Point Scorers and Top Contenders.
  Click here for the schedule for a NJ showcase basketball event this Saturday.

Jan. 21
 
Eastern Regional's hoops TEAM PAGE is updated. Click here.
  Today's I-A winners: GA, MP, SCH. Results and records are here.
  Congrats to
EA sr. G Alex Capitano, who today reached 1,000 career points in a game vs. Malvern!!
  Congrats to
SCH sr. G Ke'Shawn Williams, who today reached 1,000 career points in a game vs. Penn Charter!!
  2012
O'Hara grad Damiere Shaw, first team Daily News All-City DB in 2011, is now on Matt Rhule's staff with the Carolina Panthers. Congrats!! Click here fpr a story from his O'Hara days.
  Army sr. PG Tommy Funk (Wood) is the Patriot League Player of the Week. Click here.

  Click here for Ryan Lawrence's question/answer session with
Eastern Regional soph Tommy Burns, already a star bowler.
  Click here for EJ Smith's story on the Philly Sports Writers Association's Most Courageous Athlete,
North Catholic grad Kevin McCloskey. And click here for Bob Ford's 2019 column on Kevin.
  Click here for complete info on tomorrow night's Markward Club dinner.
 
Tedbit -- While recently reading the paper, I saw a story by someone named Purcell. Got me to thinking, "Hey, that surname could be Tedbit fodder." The three Purcell brothers -- Dennis, Mike and Pat -- were first team all-league honorees at three different schools. And check this out: In ascending order, they played two, three and four years of varsity. Here's their breakdown for honors and league points (1,333 total):
  Dennis, La Salle, 1st team in 1973 -- 14 in '72, 271 in '73 (16.9). 285 total.
  Mike, Haverford School, 2nd team in '74, first team in '75 -- 49 in '73, 186 in '74 (18.6), 204 in '75 (20.4), 439 total.
  Pat, Malvern Prep, 1st team in '77 and '78 -- 8 in '75, 81 in '76, 223 in '77 (22.3), 260 in '78 (26.0), 609 total.
  **Note from Michael Arizin: The Purcell brothers' uncle, Jim Purcell, coached O'Hara to its only championship in 1968 and their cousin, Joe Purcell, was a first team All-Catholic player for O'Hara in '74.**
 
Eastern Regional soph Mia Robbins has won a nice basketball honor. Click here.
  Charlie Pitale, a long-time website supporter, read yesterday's Tedbit about Roman's consecutive double-OT games and sent an email that made note of this feat: In the 1957 Final Four, North Carolina (32-0) won the national championship by beating Michigan  State AND Kansas (with Wilt Chamberlain) in THREE overtimes apiece. Thanks, Charlie. Good stuff!
  Click here for the Catholic League and Inter-Ac League Scoring Leaders. 

Jan. 20
 
Honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Jim Algeo. Mr. Algeo, football coach at Lansdale Catholic for 44 seasons (1968-2011) and the father of former Roman/O'Hara coach Dan Algeo (RIP), passed away last night. RIP, sir. Click
here for a story. And here for Mike Cabrey's story And check out a story that was written after his final game. Part one is here and part two is here.
  Today's CL winners: B-P, O'Hara, Ryan.
Results and records are here.
 
Tedbit -- No idea if Roman has set a city record by playing two consecutive double-overtime games (losses to Neumann-Goretti and Wood). But I'm sure of this: In 1984, Cardinal Dougherty, which closed in 2010, tied what's still listed as the national record by playing FOUR straight games that required an extra session. That's still the listed record in the national high school record book. All four games took place in the Northern Division. The Cardinals beat La Salle, 57-56, lost to Judge, 62-61, and Egan, 49-47, then beat Ryan, 59-57. CD's hero in that last one was forward Lou Stevens, who sniped 9-for-11 and 9-for-10 for 27 points and won the game with a steal and buzzer-beating layup. Lou's son, Lamar, is currently starring at Penn State after having done so at Haverford School and Roman. Dougherty's coach was Mark Heimerdinger, who guided Dougherty through the '09 season and is now in season No. 11 at Samuel Fels, of the Public League. Afterward he said, "Believe it or not, although I must look frazzled right now, it's been fun."
  Click here for a pic of Penn Charter/Notre Dame product Mike McGlinchey on the day he became a 49er. With him is THE Notre Dame fan, popular local basketball ref Bob "Notre Dame Harvey" Sumner.  . . And click here for a story detailing Mike's celebratory dance routine.
  Click here for a story on Wood's double-OT win over Roman. And click here for Andrew Robinson's story.
  Click
here for the Southeastern PA basketball rankings.
  Check out this
wicked dunk by the Miami Heat's
Derrick Jones Carroll).
  Eastern Regional now owns the No. 15 spot in the Courier-Post's Top 15 Mat Pack rankings. Click here. . . . And four ER guys can be found in the individual rankings. Click here. Both lists by Tom McGurk.

Jan. 19
  **Congrats to 49ers T
Mike McGlinchey (Penn Charter)! He's headed to the Super Bowl!!**
 
Vs. Wood, Roman suffered its second consecutive double-OT loss (94-93). The starters scored every point for Wood. And all of Roman's scoring was done by five players. Sixth man Nasir Lett (3 points) was the game's only sub to score.
  Today's CL winners: McDevitt, N-G, West, Wood.
Results and records are here.
 
Tedbit -- The latest gem in the Neumann-Goretti vs. Roman series took place Friday night and the former was the winner in double OT. This is Carl Arrigale's 22nd season as N-G's (formerly Neumann) coach and the teams, through various formats and playoffs, have met 45 times.Carl's squads own a 26-19 lead. The breakdown:
  16-14 lead for N-G/Neumann in the regular season
  10-5 lead for N-G/Neumann in playoffs
  4-4 tie in championship games (N-G/Neumann leads that one in points, 478-454. but seven of the eight have been decided by no more than seven and four by no more than three. One BIG exception: 86-53 win by N-G/Neumann in '09.)  
  Penn Charter's
hoops TEAM PAGE is updated. Click here.
  Click here for a story on Friday night's double-OT win by Neumann-Goretti over Roman. 

Jan. 18
 
Eastern Regional's hoops TEAM PAGE is updated. Click here.
  Unavailable scoring: HS, MP. RECEIVED.
 
Tedbit - In the first 17 seasons of this century, Ryan players posted overall scoring averages of at least 15 PPG just five times. Current coach Joe Zeglinski did so twice, in 2004 and '05 as a soph and junior (injured most of senior season), and it appears two Raiders will hit that number for the second time in four seasons. And, for now anyway, it appears jr. Aaron Lemon-Warren (24.9) will be the far-and-away leader. Sr. Gediminas Mokseckas' current average stands at 17.5. 2017 grad Matiss Kulackovskis, now at Bowling Green, is perhaps my favorite player ever. Why? He hails from Latvia, the original homeland of my late grandfather. Mokseckas is from bordering Lithuania.
  Aaron Lemon-Warren, 2020 (15-374-24.9)
  Eric Fleming, 2011 (24-482-20.1)
  Izaiah Brockington, 2017 (29-542-18.7)
  Joe Zeglinski, 2005 (25-448-17.9)
  Matiss Kulackovskis, 2017 (29-512-17.7)
  Gediminas Mokseckas, 2020 (15-262-17.5)
  Brendan Horan, 2014 (21-330-15.7)
  John Capella, 2001 (27-421-15.6)
  Joe Zeglinski, 2004 (25-380-15.2)
 
Click here for the list of 1,000-Point Scorers and Top Contenders.
  Click here for a story on Neumann-Goretti's two-OT win over Roman. And click
here
for Charles Fox's photo set.
  Philly sports comedian Joe Conklin is the guest on Bill Kashatus' latest podcast. Click here.
  Former
SJ Prep teammates John Reid (cornerback, Penn State) and Jon Runyan (tackle, Michigan) will be East teammates in today's East-West Shrine Game in St. Petersburg, FL.
  Dr. Renato Lajara, first team All-Public outfielder for Mastbaum in 1993, is now the full-tilt principal at Cheltenham. He'd held the job on an interim basis since August.

Jan. 17
 
Today's I-A winners: EA, MP, SCH.  Results and records are here.
  Today's CL winners: B-P, La Salle, N-G, Ryan, SJ Prep, West, Wood. Results and records are here.
  Don "Big Doc" Dougherty, long-time CYO football coach at St. Genevieve, (Flourtown),  major supporter of Bishop McDevitt's program and the most personable guy you could ever hope to meet, is battling a major health issue. Click here for a GoFundMe page and please help if you can. Thank you.
 
Tedbit - As anyone of a certain age remembers, one of the best parts of following big 5 basketball was seeing lots of prominent players who'd starred in the Catholic League and Public League. These days? Very few, folks. Below is a rotation-players "Our Guys" breakdown for The City 6. Thank God for Penn State, due to coach Pat Chambers, an Episcopal grad, which has four "Our Guys" RPs -- *Mike Watkins (MC&S), *Lamar Stevens (Roman), Seth Lundy (Roman) and Izaiah Brockington (Ryan). Also, there were stars in recent seasons such as DJ Newbill (Strawberry Mansion) and Roman products Shep Garner and Tony Carr. Starters are accompanied by asterisks.
  Drexel -- None.
  La Salle -- *David Beatty (Imhotep), *Ed Croswell (SJ Prep), Christian Ray, Haverford School.
  Penn -- *Devon Goodman (Germantown Academy).
  Saint Joseph's -- *Ryan Daly (Carroll), Chereef Knox (Imhotep), Rahmir Moore (Mastery North).

  Temple -- None.
  Villanova -- *Collin Gillespie (Wood).
  Click
here for a pic of Penn Charter's girls basketball captains, as supplied by The Guy Who Prefers to Labor in Obscurity (as opposed to Fly Under the Radar). His name IS in the caption, however.
PC is playing in the Rose Classic Super Jam Saturday in Brooklyn and Say Yes To Success National Showcase Sunday in the Bronx. Saturday’s opponent is Southwest Academy in Ontario, Canada. Sunday’s opponent is Conrad School of Science (DE). 
  Click here for Joe Mason's story on Wood football star Ryan DiVergilis.
  Carlin Warley (Frankford & Phil-Mont Christian) was the answer to yesterday's Chuck Langerman trivia question. His nephew (son of fellow-star Jason) had a big game last night. Click here.
  Click here for the Overall Scoring Leaders.
  Click here for Philly Sports Digest's All-Decade Catholic League Girls Basketball Team (10 players, alphabetical order), as selected by John Knebels.
  Click here for Brian Drakyne's story on the big win by
Eastern Regional's girls basketball team over Washington Twp. Leaders.
 

Jan. 16
  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Joe Russell. Joe, a star guard (first team All-Catholic, 18.3 average in league play) for Bishop Neumann's 1965 Catholic and City champs, passed away recently. RIP, Joe.
 
Eastern Regional's hoops TEAM PAGE is updated. Click here.
  Click here for a blurb on the victory over Washington Township by Eastern Regional's girls basketball team.

  Click
here for a pic of Penn Charter's basketball captains, as supplied by The Guy Who Prefers to Labor in Obscurity (as opposed to Fly Under the Radar). His name IS in the caption, however.
  Click here for a basketball trivia question, as offered by Chuck Langerman. Send answers to chucklang@hotmail.com.
  Tedbit -- One milestone reached, another right on the doorstep. Malvern sr. G Duece Turner on Monday became the Inter-Ac League's all-time leading scorer. Now, he needs seven points in tomorrow night's game vs. visiting Haverford School  to become the I-A's top point-getter IN league play during the six-schools era (1968-69 to 2019-2020). His current total is 732. Episcopal's John Phillips, also the previous overall leader, tallied 738., thanks to 16 points he notched as an eighth grader. Full breakdown:
  John Phillips (738) -- 16, 143, 197, 190, 192.
  Deuce Turner (732) -- 189, 223, 255, 65.
  On this date in 1982,
Frankford's Rico Washington (RIP) gave major work to upper-echelon Camden and its first-magnitude star, Billy Thompson. Click here.
 
The Big 33 game is assured of continuing its amazing Super Bowl tradition. Click here.
 
Click here for the Catholic League and Inter-Ac League Scoring Leaders. 

Jan. 15
 
Today's CL winner: Wood. Results and records are here.
 
Tedbit -- Michael Murphy has stepped down as Haverford School's football coach to fully concentrate on his duties as athletic director. He collected 83 wins, tying him for ninth place in Inter-Ac history. (Note: St. Luke's was part of the league in the 1920s.)
  219 - Gamp Pellegrini MP, 1978-08.
  158 - Fred "Doc" Wallace, St. Luke's 1921-26), HS 1929-56.
  137 - Jim Auch Jr., MP, 1964-65; HS, 1967-69, EA 1974, 1977-84,   1986-94, 1998-00.
  105 - Rick Knox, EA, 2001-04; CH/SCH, 2006-19.
  104 - Bill Gallagher, PC, 1981-91, 1993-94; EA, 2005-10.
  103 - Jack Turner, GA, 1964=86.
    95 - Henry "Dick" Merritt, PC, 1912-24, 1932-33.
    86 - Ray Dooney, PC, 1956-69.
    83 - Mike Mayock, MP, 1956-62; HS, 1970-76, 1983-87.
    83 - Michael Murphy, HS, 2005-19.
  Click here for the Inter-Ac League Scoring Leaders.
  Comedian
Joe Conklin (Dougherty) will be performing Jan. 25 at Eastern Regional .Click here for info.
  Penn State RB John Cappelletti (Bonner) has been named the 98th greatest player in college football history. Click here.
  Congrats to Haverford School grad Steve Sabol (RIP), of NFL Films, who is going into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Click here.

  Click here for Matt De George's story on Episcopal's win over Haverford School.
  Click here for Donald Hunt's story on Samford G
Josh Sharkey (Carroll).
  Updates on former Eastern Regional
basketball stars: Matt Cotton (Yale) here and Ryan Eams (Scranton) here.
  Click here for the list of nominees (hundreds, if not a thousand) for the boys/girls McDonald's All-American Gamnes.

Jan. 14
 
Eastern Regional's hoops TEAM PAGE is updated. Click here.
  Today's CL winner: Roman. Results and records are here.
  Today's I-A winners: EA, GA, MP.  Results and records are here. Congrats to MP's John Harmatuk on career win No. 100!
  Before today's game with Germantown Academy,
1972 Penn Charter grad John Burkhart was honored for his deep dedication to the school's athletics program. Congrats, Burky! Click here.
 
Tedbit -- La Salle and McDevitt are located just a few miles apart in close-to- Philly sections of Montgomery County, but they're in the same place when it comes to Grand Guys. Thanks to 21 points in last night's win over West Catholic, McDevitt sr. Robert Smith lifted his career total to exactly 1,000, giving La Salle and McDevitt six 1,000-point scorers apiece. Here they are . . .
  LA SALLE
  1,392 - Tom Gola, 1951
  1,202 - Craig Conlin, 1985
  1,135 - Chip Greenberg, 1982
  1,098 - Joe Meade, 1997
  1,080 - Matt Mihalich, 1976
  1,036 - Amar Stukes, 2013
  McDEVITT
  1,272 - Eric Ervin, 1984
  1,140 - Terrell Long, 2014
  1,126 - Wayne Bishop, 2000
  1,081 - Ryan Presson, 1997
  1,090 - Bob Haas, 1969
  1,000 - Robert Smith, 2020
  Tiiiiime for a Chuck Langerman Chuckbit. Click here for: SJ's John Valore is about to join a special club.
  The West Jersey Football League has announced its divisional alignments for the 2020 and 2021 seasons. Click here.
  Click here for Mike Jensen's story on the amazing shot by Saint Joseph's
Ryan Daly (Carroll).
  49ers tackle
Mike McGlinchey (Penn Charter) graded out well in the playoff win over the Vikings. Click here.
  Click here for another story on new Browns' coach
Kevin Stefanski (SJ Prep); this one by EJ Smith.
  Click here for a story on Neumann-Goretti's win over Carroll. And here for another by Matt De George.
  Click here for Andrew Robinson's story on Wood's win over Bonner-Prendie.
  Click here for Pete DiGiovanni's story on Malvern's entertaining, up-tempo style.
  Click here for a story on the football coaching change at
Haverford School.

Jan. 13
 
Today's CL winners: McDevitt, N-G, Ryan, SJ Prep, Wood. Results and records are here.
 
**Major congrats to Malvern sr. G Deuce Turner, who in the first quarter of tonight's showcase game vs. Cheltenham became the Inter-Ac's all-time leader in career scoring!! He entered with 2,067 and surpassed 1998 Episcopal grad John Phillips (2,068). Deuce's current total: 2,087. He set the record on a steal and spin-move layup on the left side. Video is here. John attended the game to honor Deuce. VERY nice.**
  Also tonight, with his 21st point vs. West Catholic, McDevitt's Robert Smith reached 1,000 career points.

 
Former
Carroll star Ryan Daly was honored at halftime of tonight's game vs. Neumann-Goretti. Click here.
 
Best wishes going forward to Michael Murphy, who has stepped down as Haverford School's football coach to concentrate more on his duties as athletic director. Assistant Brian Martin will take over the Fords.
  Click
here for a pic and breakdown on a nice accomplishment by four members of Penn Charter's indoor track team . . . And click here for Joe Mason's story on PC basketball star Kait Carter.
  Tedbit -- Though La Salle is off to an uncommonly slow start (2-5 record) in Catholic League play, its games have certainly been worth attending. The seven games have been decided by only 34 points (4.9 average) and the top margin has been eight. The breakdown: one by two, one by three, two by four, one by five, two by eight.
  Tiiiiime for a Chuck Langerman Chuckbit. Click here for: Unmatched football-basketball feat at Cheltenham.
  Click here for the Catholic League Scoring Leaders.
  A list via Chuck of players/coaches from the area in the NFL Final Four . . .
 
Mike McGlinchey, 49ers, OT, Penn Charter
 
Jullian Taylor, 49ers, DT, Williamstown High,
 
Dontae Johnson, 49ers, DB, Pennington Prep (Mercer County)
 
Logan Ryan, Titans, DB, Eastern Regional
 
Austin Johnson, Titans, NT, St. Augustine High
  Ibraheim Campbell, Packers, DB,  SCH Academy
  Ka' Dar Hollman, Packers, CB, Burlington Township
  Mike Pettine, Jr., Packers, Defensive Coordinator, Central Bucks West

  Click here for a story on Deon Prep's win over La Salle.
 
Click here for the Southeastern PA basketball rankings.

Jan. 12
 
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Joe "Killer' Quinn, Joe, a member of Father Judge's first Catholic League basketball champs in 1975, passed away yesterday. RIP, Joe.
  Today's CL winners: Devon Prep, O'Hara. Results and records are here.
  **Congrats to
2000 SJ Prep grad Kevin Stefanski, who is the Cleveland Browns' new coach. Bills' coach Sean McDermott (La Salle) is also a CL product and new Giants' coach Joe Judge graduated from Lansdale Catholic in 2000 (before the school joined the CL). Stefanski and Judge were QB teammates on the Prep's freshman team in 1996 before the latter transferred. Click here for a story. And click here for my story on Kevin from 1999.**
  Boxscore unavailable: Carroll. RECEIVED.
 
Tedbit -- In last night's loss to Roman, Devon Prep's seven scorers almost racked up their points in exact numerical order: Eamon Walsh 9, Lucas Orchard 8, Chris Patton 7, Nick Crowe 6, Mike Kenney 4, Scion Dorsey 3, Mike Ferry 2. In a 2013 game vs. Lansdale Catholic, seven La Salle players (of 11 total), DID score in numerical order. Click here.
 
Click here for the list of 1,000-Point Scorers and Top Contenders.
 
Nugget via former website legend Amauro "Amar" Austin: Two Ryan players, David Wise and Aaron Lemon-Warren, are the sons of ex-Public League stalwarts. David "Day Day" Wise was a starter for Edison's 1996 champs and Rodney Warren was a starter for Franklin's 2001 semifinalists.
  ER's
girls basketball team bumped off previously perfect Williamstown. Click here.

Jan. 11
  ***Thanks to 28 points in a game vs. West Chester East,
Malvern sr. G Deuce Turner owns 2,067 career points. He has surpassed Episcopal Academy's Gerald Henderson (2,059) for the No. 2 spot in Inter-Ac history and needs just two points to dislodge EA's John Phillips (2,068) from the I-A's top spot.***
  Today's CL winner: Roman. Results and records are here.
 
Eastern Regional's hoops TEAM PAGE is updated. Click here.
  Boxscore unavailable: La Salle/Lansdale Catholic. RECEIVED.
  In Carl Arrigale's 21 seasons as the coach at Neumann-Goretti (nee Neumann), the Saints (nee Pirates) have scored at least 100 points against a Catholic League opponent eight times. The biggest bomb was dropped last night in a 115-86 track meet vs. Bonner-Prendie. Below are details on the various games, including high scorer for N-G/Neumann.
  115 vs. B-P in 2020 (Hysier Miller and Cameron Young 22)
  104 vs. West Catholic in 2010 (Mustafaa Jones 20)
  104 vs. B-P in 2016 quarterfinal (Zane Martin 26)
  102 vs. McDevitt in 2014 (Ja'Quan Newton 27)
  101 vs. West Catholic in 2006 (Earl Pettis 25)
  100 vs. Dougherty in 2010 (Tony Chennault 24)
  100 vs. McDevitt in 2010 (Bill Shank 14)
  100 vs. West Catholic in 2012 (John Davis 15)
  
Click here for video of the crazy basket by Sean Jennings that gave La Salle a stirring comeback win over Lansdale Catholic.
 
 In a book with assorted articles by the great Stan Hochman (RIP), put together by his wife, Gloria, another strong HOF case is made for
Dick Allen. Click here for Donald Hunt's story.
  Football coach Todd Fairlie will be Episcopal Academy's new athletic director. Click here.
  Eastern Regional's
ice hockey team is on a 9-1 run. Click here. And the girls bowling team has achieved perfection. Click here. And multiple wrestlers are ranked among South Jersey's best. Click here.

Jan. 10
 
Today's CL winners: Carroll, La Salle, McDevitt, N-G, SJ Prep, Wood.  Results and records are here.
  Today's I-A winners: EA, HS, MP. Results and records are here.
  Congrats to
Penn Charter grad (and website reporter Ed Morrone), who is now covering sports for the Chestnut Hill Local! Click here for Ed's story on Germantown Academy's Tuesday win over Episcopal.
 
Tedbit -- Basketball games are almost always stopped for a brief ceremony when a player reaches 1,000 career points. When jr. Jordan Longino tonight scores his fifth point against visiting Malvern Prep, at least a quick acknowledgment should be made: Jordan and his brother, Evan-Eric, a 2017 GA grad, will own 3.000 career points. E-E tallied 1,658. Jordan currently owns 1,337. Again, he's only a junior. Congrats, guys! . . . Jordan scored eight points.
  Click here for the Overall Scoring Leaders.
  Click
here for short video of yesterday's 6th Man Project event (see Jan. 7). And here for a pic of director Mike Gibson with a special guest.

  Click here for another story on Joe Judge, completely from the
Lansdale Catholic perspective.

  New Jersey is inching closer to staging state football championship games for public schools. Click here.
  McDevitt and Carroll will be part of special basketball event this weekend in Toms River, New Jersey. Click here for schedule.
  Peter Capolino, founder of the Mitchell & Ness Nostalgia Co., is the guest on Bill Kashatus' latest podcast. Click here.

Jan. 9
 
Eastern Regional's hoops TEAM PAGE is updated. Click here.
  Tedbit -- The Catholic League's Delco trio -- Bonner-Prendie, Carroll and O'Hara -- owned a 12-0 record before O'Hara lost last night to Wood. Still, it strongly appears a pretty good winning percentage will be present by the end of league play. The three have been together in the CL since Carroll's first season in '69. Here are the top four winning percentages:
  .692 in 2018 (27-12) -- B-P (12-1), AC (10-3), CO (5-8).
  .690 in 1992 (29-13) -- MB (9-5), AC (7-7), CO (  13-1).
  .690 in 1993 (29-13) -- MB (9-5), AC (13-1), CO (7-7).
  .688 in 1975 (33-15) -- MB (13-3), AC (9-7), CO (11-5).
  Click here for the Catholic League Scoring Leaders.
  Click here for a story on Wood's story over O'Hara. Jaylen Stinson is highlighted. And click here for Carter Fillman's story.
  Click here for an in-depth bio story about the New York Giants' new coach,
Lansdale Catholic grad Joe Judge.
More details, as first mentioned on this site in 2016, when Joe was an assistant with New England . . . 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!). He was an All-Catholic football player at Judge. Another brother, Kerry, also boxed and made an appearance in Rocky V.
  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Robert "Jake" Roak and his wife, Betsy. Mr. Roak, the first lacrosse coach at Penn Charter, passed away recently and his wife did so two days later. RIP, Mr. and Mrs. Roak. Click here for a story.

Jan. 8
 
Today's CL winners: Roman, Wood. Results and records are here.
 
Tedbit -- Prior to yesterday's game vs. visiting Bonner-Prendie, Roman honored sr. G Lynn Greer for having recently reached 1,000 career points. Then? He went out and scored 37, though the team's result was an 81-75 OT loss. Greer notched 11 field goals (two threes) and was 13-for-18 at the line. The 37 points are the most in CL play by a Cahillite since future NBAer Eddie Griffin (RIP) dropped a 41-point bomb on Carroll in 1999, his junior season.
  Click here for Ed Morrone's story on Penn Charter's recent girls hoops win over SCH Academy; Carmen Williams and Kait Carter each topped 1,000.

  Prior to yesterday's loss to SCH Academy,
Haverford School had won 21 consecutive Inter-Ac League games . . Via HS alum and former player Ted Rauch: 21 tied a school record from the 1920s.
  The Archdiocese honored more than 1,200 high school athletes for their fall academic achievements. Click here.
  Click here for a story about the rough climb to the NFL made by Baltimore Ravens DE
Jihad Ward (Bok Tech).
  Click here for a story on Malvern's win over Penn Charter. Star sr. G Deuce Turner is featured.
  Click here for the final football rankings for Catholic schools in America. SJ Prep
finished at No. 8.

Jan. 7
 
Penn Charter's hoops TEAM PAGE is updated. Click here.
 
Eastern Regional's hoops TEAM PAGE is updated. Click here.
  Today's I-A winners: GA, MP, SCH. Results and records are here.
  Today's CL winner: B-P. Results and records are here.
  Major congrats to Jessica Gray, who has earned a promotion within the athletic department at Texas Tech!! Click here for media release. Jessica, a product of Germantown Friends and Temple, is the sister of former website stalwart Jon "Duck" Gray.
  The New York Giants' new coach is
Joe Judge (Lansdale Catholic). Click here for a story.
  Click
here for info on tomorrow's Markward Club dinner.
  Ah, we miss those days. The Inquirer, Daily News and inquirer.com are no longer publishing basketball boxscores. Click
here to see how they were published back in 1967. (These were in the Daily News.)

  Click here for the Southeastern PA basketball rankings.
  Click here for a recap on O'Hara's win over McDevitt.
  Mike Gibson's 6th Man Project is donating 120 new basketballs to help the city's 20 PAL centers. Ceremony will take tomorrow, 5 to 6:30 p.m., at Cozen PAL Center, 17th & Brown.
  Global Football is celebrating 25 years. Click here.  

Jan. 6
 
Today's CL winners: SJ Prep, O'Hara, Ryan. Results and records are here.
  Greg Brodzinski is now the
Phillies' bullpen catcher and catching coach. His dad, Barry, starred in basketball at North Catholic (Class of 1973 - 1,583 points) and coached Roman to CL championships in '82 and '86. Click here for Matt Breen's story.
 
Click here for Mike Jensen's story on sports writer Jack Scheuer (Frankford '49), the all-time great guy.
  Schedule note: Roman at C-E is now
Thursday at 7 p.m. Correction: This game is Wednesday at 7 p.m., as originally scheduled.
  Northeast Times stories on Penn State hoopster
Izaiah Brockington (Ryan): Joe Mason's feature is here and Tom Waring's story on the game vs. Iowa is here.
  Click here for a story on Carroll's win over Devon Prep.
  Click here for Andrew Robinson's story on Wood's win over Judge.
 
Still needed: La Salle's points vs. C-E. RECEIVED.

Jan. 5
 
Today's CL winners: Carroll, La Salle, Wood. Results and records are here.
 
Great cooperation from coaches with boxscores. Thanks! Only games still needed. Judge's points vs. B-P and N-G. RECEIVED.
 
Congrats to Malvern sr. G Deuce Turner, who reached 2,000 career points in yesterday'a game vs. Friends' Central. Click here for a video of the memorable three-pointer.
  In field hockey,
Eastern Regional soph Ryleigh Heck led the NATION in scoring. Not exactly uncommon for a Viking. Click here (story in left column).
  Ex-Patriot Logan Ryan (
Eastern Regional)
was one of the heroes in Tennessee's playoff win against his former team. Click here. And click here for video of his pick-six.
  Click here for Mike Jensen's story on yesterday's Penn State-Iowa game, which was played at the Palestra.

Jan. 4
  Penn Charter's hoops TEAM PAGE is updated. Click here.
  Individual scoring is baaaack . . . Click here for the CL TEAM PAGE (A-M) and here for the CL TEAM PAGE (N-Z).  Still trying to tie some loose ends. Thanks for all help!
  Click here for the Inter-Ac League Master Schedule.
  Click here for the Catholic League Master Schedule with results, records and breakdown.
  Eastern Regional product Phil Trautwein is the new offensive line coach at Penn State, Click here.
  Sad news . . . As part of the RALLY high school coverage, the Inquirer/Daily News/inquirer.com will no longer post boxscores and roundups. Only game/feature stories.
  Click here for Philly Sports Digest's Catholic League All-Decade Basketball Team, as selected by Rich Flanagan. Twenty players total. Not broken down into first team, second team, etc.
  Click here for a story on McDevitt's win over La Salle. 
  Tre Dinkins powered O'Hara past SJ Prep. Click here.
  In his latest baseball podcast, Bill Kashatus' guest is former Phillies pitching coach Ray Rippelmeyer (1970-78). Click here

Jan. 3
  **Quite the accomplishment! Penn Charter srs. Carmen Williams and Kait Carter reached 1,000 career points roughly three minutes apart in this afternoon's game vs. SCH Academy. Double congrats!! Check out
pic. Kait No. 3, Carmen No. 23. And click here for a page that celebrates the feat and details the inspiration provided by their brothers.**
  Penn Charter's hoops TEAM PAGE is updated. Click here.
  Georgia jr. RB D'Andre Swift (SJ Prep) is declaring for the NFL draft. Click here.
  Eastern Regional's hoops TEAM PAGE is updated. Click here.
  Congrats to
Dougherty grad Jerry McGinn, who served as the head referee in the Sugar Bowl. Georgia beat Baylor, 26-14.

  Four Catholic League teams completed non-league play with 6-2 records: Judge, N-G, Ryan and SJ Prep. La Salle eclipsed them at 7-1. O'Hara (6-0) and Carroll (5-0) are still perfect.
  Josh Verlin addresses five big questions about the rest of the high school hoops season. Click here.
  Former men's basketball coach Dan Williams and women's basketball coach Mike McLaughlin now own spots in Holy Family's Athletics Hall of Fame. Click here for Joe Mason's story.

Jan. 2
  In yesterday's Mummers Parade, former website stalwart Mark "Frog" Carfagno helped South Philly take first place in the string band category by . . . Pic
here. You won't believe it.
  Exactly 20 years ago today, Roman and Eddie Griffin faced Camden and Dajuan Wagner before 9,000-plus at Temple. Click
here
for a complete video.
  Click here for the season's first Southeastern Pennsylvania basketball rankings.

Jan. 1
  Happy New Year!! Wishing you ALL the best in 2020!!

Dec. 31
 
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Earl Williams. Earl, a first team All-Catholic honoree for Cardinal Dougherty's Catholic League basketball champs in 1964, passed away on Sunday. Hi son, Damon, was a second team All-Inter-Ac honoree for Germantown Academy's basketball champs in 1993. Both teams finished 24-1 overall. RIP, Earl.
 
Tedbit -- In this decade, six Inter-Ac League products made official NFL debuts (appearance in regular season game). Just nine had done so in the NFL's previous nine decades. Two other guys (Episcopal's Kyle Eckel, Penn Charter's Matt Ryan)  did so from 2007-2009, so the total is eight over the last 13 years.
  2010, Will Barker, Haverford School, T
  2014, Ryan Nassib, Malvern, QB
  2015, Ibraheim Campbell, Chestnut Hill, DB
  2016, Carl Nassib, Malvern, DE
  2016, Daryl Worley, Penn Charter, DB
  2018, Mike McGlinchey, Penn Charter, T. 
 
Click here for a story on Roman's win over Camden.
  Click here for a story on Wood's win over Wildwood Catholic.
  Click here for CoBL's recaps of the wins by Roman and Wood and here for a look at top performers in the games at Widener.
  Click here for Andrew Robinson's story on McDevitt's win over Germantown Academy.
  Click here for Andrew Robinson's story on La Salle's win over Abington. Page includes link to video of Shane Holland's memorable last shot.
  In last night's Orange Bowl, TE Kyle Pitts (Wood)
made three catches for 39 yards and notched many key blocks as Florida beat Virginia, 36-28.

Dec. 30
 
Roman beat Camden, 70-59. The Cahillites trailed by five after three quarters.
  Click
here to see the wild finish in the La Salle-Abington game, thanks to Bob Long Sports.
  Tiiiiime for a Chuck Langerman Chuckbit. Click here for: Finally, some well deserved media love for Dr. Richard Guyer, the Wissahickon High grad who fueled Tiger Woods' comeback.
  Another nice honor for Towson QB Tom Flacco, a product of
Eastern Regional. Click here.
  Two forever basketball biggies --
Roman and Camden -- will clash tonight at Cherry Hill East. Click here.
  Through four NFL seasons, Houston Texans WR Will Fuller (Roman) owns 156 catches for 2,231 yards and 16 TDs.
  Today's schedule for Play-by-Play Classic games at Widener is here. And schedule for Cherry Hill East is
here
.
  Click here for Andrew Robinson's story on McDevitt's Saturday win over Cheltenham.

Dec. 29
 
Penn Charter's hoops TEAM PAGE is updated. Click here.
  Click here for John Leuzzi's story on SJ Prep's Saturday win over Bishop Shanahan.
  The Courier-Post's list of South Jersey's Top 50 female athletes, 2010-19, is published in today's edition.
  Episcopal is highlighted in this recap. Click here.
  Click
here fior video that shows the down-the-stretch moments in McDevitt's 61-59 win over its close-by neighbor, Cheltenham.
  Click here for a nugget on Germantown Academy's 60-50 win over Norristown, fueled by Jordan Longino.
  Click here for coverage of Friday's portion of the Play-by-Play Classic.

ec. 28
 
Penn Charter's hoops TEAM PAGE is updated. Click here.
  Eastern Regional's hoops TEAM PAGE is updated. Click here.
  All-State teams, per Pennsylvania Football Writers . . .
  Click here for Class 6A.
  Click here for Class 5A.
  Click here for Class 4A.
  Click here for Class 3A.
  Click here for Class 2A.
  Click here for the Inquirer's All-Decade Basketball Team for Southeastern Pennsylvania and here for a story on the Player of the Decade, N-G's Ja'Quan Newton.
  Click here for the Courier-Post's list of South Jersey's Top 50 male athletes for the decade. Now complete. ER's Tom Flacco checks in at No. 4. (Subscribers only.)
  Click here for the Courier-Post's list of South Jersey's Top 50 female athletes for the decade, Now complete. FOUR ER gals in the Top 10 -- Austyn Cuneo at No. 1, Maddie Morano at No. 2, Madison Tiernan at No. 6, Kelli McGroarty at No. 7.
Eight total. (Subscribers only.)
  **Click here for a story from the Courier-Post in 1966 that details the early athletic challenges faced by Eastern Regional
.**
  Ed Barkowitz breaks down Philly's most memorable sports moments in 2019. Click here.
  Click here for a recap that highlights wins by O'Hara and Bonner-Prendie.
  Schedule for Day 2 of the Play-by-Play Basketball Classic . . .
  At Widener University
St. Joseph’s Prep vs. Bishop Shanahan (12 PM)
Cherokee (N.J.) vs. Episcopal Academy (1:45 PM)
Shipley vs. Unionville (3:30 PM)
Abington vs. Math, Civics & Sciences (5:15 PM)
Norristown vs. Germantown Academy (7 PM)
Cheltenham vs. Bishop McDevitt (8:30 PM)
  At West Chester University
Downingtown West vs. Pennsbury (4:30 PM)
West Chester East vs. Chester (6:15 PM)
Coatesville vs. Malvern Prep (8 PM)

Dec. 27
 
Eastern Regional's hoops TEAM PAGE is updated. Click here.
  Click here for a page that pays tribute to the South Jersey sectional championship won by
Eastern Regional's girls basketball team in the 2009-10 season.
  Congrats to Cheltenham's Ryan Nase, a
Judge grad, who has been named the Class 5A Coach of the Year by the Pennsylvania Football Writers.
 
ER's Matt Klinewski is on the honorable mention portion of the Inquirer's All-Decade Basketball Team. Click here. His brother, sr. G Noah, headlines this year's team.
  Click here to see the schedule for today's Play-by-Play Classic at Jefferson University.
  The Courier-Post is picking South Jersey's Top 50 athletes of this decade. Click here for 26 through 50 for girls and here for 26 through 50 for boys.
Higher numbers to come . . .  (NOTE: Must be a subscriber to see these lists.)
  The files for
Penn Charter's golf team have been updated through the 2019 season. Thanks to assistant Val Erdmanis for his help.
*Team Results
*Team Scores
*Low Scores in I-A Events
*Other Indiv. Accomplishments

Dec. 26
  Tiiiiime for a Chuck Langerman Chuckbit, Click here for: Justin Moore has Cheltenham off to a perfect basketball start. Dad Malik was a first team All-City player for
Martin Luther King in 1996.
  Catholic League products Jerry Magallanes (Judge, ref) and George Geiss (Dougherty, head linesman) will work tomorrow's Holiday Bowl in San Diego -- Southern Cal vs. Iowa at 8 p.m., Eastern, on Fox Sports 1. Thanks to Dan Solis-Cohen for the heads-up.
  Eastern Regional's
hoops TEAM PAGE is updated. Click here.
  Click here for Mike Jensen's City 6 all-decade teams, along with other awards.

Dec. 25
  Merry Christmas!!

Dec. 24
  Click here for a recent story from
Eastern Regional's school newspaper, The Voyager, on female football player Jasmeen Duque.
 
Eastern Regional now has a wrestling team for girls. Click here to see how things went in the first tourney.
 
Tonight at 7 o'clock, with host Rob Charry, former website stalwart Mark "Frog" Carfagno will appear on WIP 94.1 FM to discuss his Dick Allen Hall of Fame campaign. Have fun, Frog!
 
Ten years ago (Dec. 19), La Salle football became the first CL team to win a PIAA championship . . . in snow! Click here for a highlight video and here for the website celebration page (links to photos  included).
 
Eastern Regional's 2019 South Jersey baseball champs were recently honored by the Board of Education. Click here

Dec. 23
  Note from Ted: Trying to catch up after another health hiccup.
 
Penn Charter's hoops TEAM PAGE has been updated. Click here.
  All-Decade Football Teams: Click here for Southeastern Pennsylvania and here for South Jersey. And here for the SP Player of the Decade, SJ Prep's D'Andre Swift.
  Note from Mike Gibson, leader of the 6th Man Project:
Thank you to the Devon Prep Community for hosting our first bring a ball for free admission game vs. Germantown Academy on  12/17. We collected 107 basketballs.
  O'Hara is off to a 6-0 start. Click
here.
  Click
here for a story on Gtn. Academy's recent win over Palumbo.
  Episcopal's Alex Capitano dropped a 40-point bomb. Click
here
.

Dec. 18
  Tiiiiime for a Chuck Langerman Chuckbit. Click here for: Cheltenham grad Ginny Hoffman has made an outrageously impressive impact at Germantown Academy.
 
SCH Academy franchise WR Ke'Shawn Williams is bound for Wake Forest. Click here.
  The Eastern Regional
basketball TEAM PAGE is ready for the opening game of the 2019-20 season on Friday. Click here.
  Click here for Frank Fitzpatrick's story on the way some college  commitments have become quite Hollywood worthy.
  Click here for a report on O'Hara's win over La Salle.
  Click here for recaps on two CL games.

Dec. 17
  **Click here for Ed "Huck" Palmer's 2019 Catholic League Football All-Stars -- Overall, Red and Blue. Special awards included.**
 
Penn Charter's hoops TEAM PAGE has been updated. Click here.
  Via Amauro "Amar" Austin: In a Public League game today, host Gratz led wure to wire and beat visiting Imhotep, 71-60. It was the Panthers' first league loss since the 2014-15 season.
  Expected destinations of Southeastern PA/South Jersey D1 football recruits. First signing day is tomorrow. Click here.
  Trivia question from Chuck Langerman . . . Who was the last Southeastern Pennsylvania football player to make
the Associated Press All-State first team on both offense AND defense? Send your guess to chucklang@hotmail.com.
 
Click here for the Brooks-Irvine Memorial Club's 2019 All-South Jersey Football Team.
 
Tedbit -- Due to a loss in the national D3 semifinals, Muhlenberg's 2019 football season is history. In that game, however, jr. QB Mike "Neeko" Hnatkowsky (Penn Charter) hit another milestone. He now has passed for more than 15,000 yards over his four years at PC and three with the Mules. Congrats! The breakdown . . .
  2013: 48-for-102, 710 yards, 5 TDs
  2014: 127-for-225, 2066 yards, 15 TDs
  2015: 107-for-199, 1771 yards, 23 TDs

 
2016: 112-for-196, 1625 yards, 17 TDs
  2017: 163-for-266, 2091 yards, 20 TDs
  2018: 235-for-402, 3101 yards, 31 TDs
  2019: 270-for-407, 3640 yards, 46 TDs
 
Totals: 1062-for-1797 (59.1 pct), 15,004 yards, 157 TDs
 
  Click here to see results and individual scoring, game by game, for  
Eastern Regional's Group 3 state basketball champs in the 1988-89 season. The 28-6 Vikings, fueled primarily by Michael Edwards and John Yezzi, averaged 84 points and six times reached 100.
  ER's Kelli McGroarty is a basketball player to watch. Click here.
  Click here for Bruce Adams' question-and-answer session with Malvern basketball all-timer Deuce Turner.
  Click here for Mike Jensen's story on the pre-Thanksgiving heroics by Notre Dame lacrosse player Tommy McNamara (Haverford School)
.

Dec. 16
 
CONFI
RMED: Catholic League football next year (and in 2021) will feature just five teams in the Red Division and nine in the Blue. Ryan is moving down from Red to Blue.
  **MAJOR congrats to former Daily News sports writer Bernard Fernandez, who will be inducted this June into the International Boxing Hall of Fame!! Click here.**
  Tiiiiime for a Chuck Langerman Chuckbit. Click here for: Props for Audubon receiver Pat Driscoll.
  Wonderful Voorhees Rotary honor for
Eastern Regional three-sport sr. star Kelli McGroarty. Click here.
  Click here for "60 Minutes . . . on Saturday Night". The page details the seven-OT basketball game between Paul VI (VA) and Archbishop Wood. **Details on other OT games of note now added.** Click
here for a video of the game, via RawSports.tv.

  Click here for Huck's Catholic League defensive and special teams leaders for the 2019 season (Judge & Roman not included; opted not to participate).

Dec. 15
  In basketball last night in Warminster . . . Paul VI (VA) beat
Wood, 130-128, in seven OTs. Click here for Andrew Robinson's story and/or here for Josh Verlin's. And click here for Wood's scorebook page, as supplied by assistant Tom Boyd. (Note from Ted: In 1972, Plymouth-Whitemarsh beat Springfield Montco, 65-63, at Abington, in EIGHT OTs in a playoff for the Suburban One League championship. I covered that game as a first year sports writer. OTs were  three minutes long back then. . . In 1998, Washington beat West Philadelphia, 130-127, in four OTs, in a Public League regular season game game. So, it appears this Wood game is No. 1 in Pennsylvania history for total points in a game, by ONE point. Please speak up if you know of another. . . Meanwhile, I suspect the one-team state record is still 158 by Bartram in a 1968 game vs. Gratz (89 points). One more note: On Jan. 21, 1977, also at Wood, the Vikings beat North Catholic, 75-71, in five OTs. Wood hero Tom Robinson (20 points) told me after that one,
"This is beautiful, but I hope it never happens again, even if the results are the same. Let's keep things to regulation." A Tedbit about these and other legendary OT games up until Jan. 2017 can be found on this page under Jan. 25.)
  Click here for Donald Hunt's story on Speedy Morris.
  John Knebels' stories on the recent state football titles.
SJ Prep is here. Wood is here.

Dec. 14
 
Penn Charter's hoops TEAM PAGE has been updated. Click here.
  Tiiiiime for a Chuck Langerman Chuckbit. Click here for: Dec. 6, 1986. Joy, joy and more joy for the McAneney family.
  Click here for the Inquirer's all-South Jersey Football Team -- first team with honorable mentions.
  Charlie Brown, who this season became the first
George Washington High grad to play in the NBA (made his debut Nov. 9 for the Atlanta Hawks), has been added to the Philly guys master list here. Thanks to former website stalwart Amauro "Amar" Austin for the info. Charlie's dad, also Charlie, was a rotation member of Overbrook's 34-0 powerhouse in 1980.
  Click here for Tom Ignudo's story on '05 Penn Charter grad Gretta Ehret. Gretta, former PC star in field hockey and lacrosse, recent Athletic Honor Society inductee and the field hockey coach at Merion Mercy, is battling cancer. Didn't stop her from coaching MM's field hockey squad to the District 1 championship.
  Click here for another story on PC first cousins Mike McGlinchey (49ers T) and Matt Ryan (Falcons QB).
  Click here for a report on Penn Charter's
win over Abington Friends.

Dec. 13
 
Penn Charter's hoops TEAM PAGE has been updated. Click here.
  **Click here for the Inquirer's all-Southeastern Pennsylvania football team -- first team with honorable mentions. . . . All-City teams date back to 1971. One will NOT be picked this year.**
  **Click here for the Courier-Post's all-South Jersey football team -- first and second team.**
  Click here for Damichael Cole's story on QB
Mike "Neeko" Hnatkowsky (Penn Charter), who has led Muhlenberg to the D-III national semifinals.
  Click here for Josh Verlin's story on Speedy Morris' upcoming retirement.
  Tedbit -- Have you ever wondered which Catholic/Inter-Ac football teams have slapped together the longest streaks of consecutive seasons with winning overall records? Here's the answer (schools' best streaks listed) . . .
  21 - Malvern, 1969-89
  17 - West Catholic, 2002-18
  17 - Wood, 2003-19
  16 - Judge, 1974-89
  15 - SJ Prep, 1995-2009
  13 - Salesianum (Del.), 1926-38
  13 - Germantown Academy, 1892-1904
  12 - Haverford School, 1935-46
  12 - North Catholic, 1942-53
  11 - South Catholic/Neumann, 1948-58
  11 - La Salle, 1954-64
  11 - Penn Charter, 1980-90
  6ABC yesterday paid a visit to SJ Prep to speak with Speedy Morris. Click here.
 
The football history pages for Haverford School have been updated. Find them here.  Info provided by Matt Smith.
 
Eastern Regional's Jailya Ash is back to impress NJ's winter rack scene. Click here. And Noah Klinewski is ready to do the same in boys basketball. Click here.
  Wood edged McDevitt in a Catholic League hoops goodie. Click here.

 
SJ Prep finished first in pennlive's final Pennsylvania rankings. Not exactly a surprise. Click here.

Dec. 12
  **Major congrats to Jim O'Connor  (North Catholic 1973), who today was honored by the Markward Club for his long-time support of Philadelphia high school basketball. Pic is
here.**
 
Tiiiiime for a Chuck Langerman Chuckbit. Click here for: You like outrageous  numbers? Woodrow Wilson, in Camden, had MANY.
  Click here for a story by Villanova professor Mitch Nathanson on why Dick Allen deserves to be in the Hall of Fame.
  Click here for Tom Moore's story on Roxborough grad Rasheed Bailey, who recently won a CFL championship with Winnipeg.
  Judge wrestler Matt Kidwell faced a long wait to notch his 100th career win. Click here for Joe Mason's story.
  The Courier-Post will publish its All-South Jersey football team this Sunday.
And it will be online tomorrow.
  The last two PAISAA basketball champs, HS and HS, met yesterday. Click here to see who won.

Dec. 11
  Click here for Mike Jensen's update story on former Saint Joseph's basketball coach
Phil Martelli (SJ Prep '72), who's now an assistant at Michigan.
 
The nation's Top 25 Catholic football teams: SJ Prep is included (No. 8). Wood is being considered. And congrats to Wood's Kyle Adkins, the Coach of the Week! Click here.
  Tedbit -- Redshirt-jr. QB Anthony Russo (Wood) has thrown for 5,296 yards and 35 TDs through 24 starts as Temple's quarterback. In the final two games of Wood's 2014 season, you would NOT have seen that coming. The Vikings beat Somerset and Central Valley in the semi and final to nail down the Class 3A state crown and Anthony, a junior, passed 1-for-8 for 15 yards and no TDs, total. His skills weren't "needed" as rushers Jarrett McClenton and Alex Arcangeli combined to rush 64 times for 734 yards and score 11 TDs. In '15, Anthony passed for 2,452 yards and 35 scores.
 
Penn Charter's famous first cousins, Mike McGlinchey (49ers) and Matt Ryan (Falcons), will clash as NFL players for the first time this Sunday. Click here and/or here.
 
Penn Charter's hoops TEAM PAGE has been updated. Click here.
  Productive dual-threat QBs were plentiful this past season in Southeastern Pennsylvania. Click here.
  Widener receiver
James Gillespie (Wood) has been named first team All-East by D3football.com. Click here.

Dec. 10
  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Frank Doyle Jr. Frank, a two-year basketball player for Wood (Class of 2006), passed away on Dec. 4. RIP, Frank. Obit is here.
  Tedbit -- Write down these details and maybe you'll win money in a trivia contest (smile) . . . Speedy Morris, who intends to retire at the end of this season, made his varsity coaching debut for Roman Catholic, his alma mater, on Dec. 1, 1967, a Friday. The Cahillites beat Archbishop Wood, 66-53, and John Proud led the way with 18 points. Thanks to Tom Taylor, who has forever tracked city scoring, for those details.
  Click here for a story about Speedy Morris.
  Click here for details of the first Markward Club luncheon of the 2019-20 season, set for Thursday. The theme: Players of the Past.

Dec. 9
  **As confirmed by the school (click here for a press release), William "Speedy" Morris will retire at the end of
SJ Prep's current basketball season. This is his 19th season with the Hawks. He also coached high school ball for 14 seasons at Roman (1968-81) and two at Penn Charter (1983-84). He entered this season with 741 wins, most in city leagues history. Click here for a Celebration Page from 2018 (win No. 1,000, counting college ball; pictures from that day are here.)**
 
Click here for a pic of Penn Charter's basketball varsity. Courtesy of John Burkhart. Thanks!
  Tedbit -- In 12 seasons of participation (2008-19), Catholic League members have won 13 state football championships. Breakdown, with links to Tribute Pages . . .
  Wood (6) -- 2011, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2019
  SJ Prep (5) -- 2013, 2014, 2016, 2018, 2019
  La Salle (1) -- 2009
  West Catholic (1) -- 2010
  Atlanta Falcons QB
Matt Ryan (Penn Charter) has reached a major milestone. Click here.
  Toronto Raptors G Kyle Lowry (Cardinal Dougherty) had a message for a heckler after last night's game vs. the 76ers. Click here.

 
Click here for a story on SJ Prep sr. LB Liam Johnson and his noteworthy family.

  Final
football Top 10 for Southeastern Pennsylvania. Click here.

Dec. 8
 
The football history pages for SJ Prep have been updated. Find them here.  Info provided by Huck.
  **Click
here for a page that celebrates SJ Prep's state championship. (First draft; some additions/adjustments to come.**
 
Tedbit -- The Inter-Ac League has produced six players with at least 1,700 career points and Malvern sr. G Deuce Turner is now among them . . .
  2,068 -- John Phillips, Episcopal, 1998
  2,059 -- Gerald Henderson, Episcopal, 2006
  1,756 -- Wayne Ellington, Episcopal, 2006
  1,739 -- Deuce Turner, Malvern, 2020 (2 games into season)
  1,725 -- Charlie Floyd, Malvern, 1974
  1,702 -- Alvin Williams, Gtn. Academy, 1993
 
The Little Quakers yesterday completed their 67th season with a game in Florida. Click here for Kevin Burke's recap.
  The ER
girls, Sara Brocious and Kelli McGroarty, helped the East win the national soccer all-star game. And Sara was the East MVP.  Click here.

Dec. 7
 
**6A final: SJ Prep beat Central Dauphin, 35-13, to win its second consecutive state championship and fifth in seven years. Kolbe Burrell rushed for 190 yards and two TDs while Malik Cooper passed for 95 yards and two more scores. This was Tim Roken's first year as the Hawks' coach. Inquirer story here. Joe Santoliquito's story here. Story from pennlive is here.**
 
Penn Charter's hoops TEAM PAGE has been updated. Click here.
  Just two games into his senior season,
Malvern Prep G Deuce Turner is the leading career scorer in school history. He owns 1,739 points (24, then 20). 1974 grad Charlie Floyd had 1,725. Congrats, Deuce!!
 
As Muhlenberg today beat Salisbury, 24-10, in a D-III quarterfinal as Penn Charter product Mike "Neeko" Hnatkowsky threw for three more TDs. He went 24-for-38 for 264 yards.

  **Click
here for a page that celebrates Wood's state championship.**
 
Tedbit -- Unlike Wood, SJ Prep has relied primarily on big passing performances while winning its four state championships. Here they are . . .
  283 -- Kyle McCord in 2018
  217 -- Jack Clements in 2014
  195 -- Chris Martin in 2013
  171 -- Marquez McCray in 2016
  The football history pages for Wood have been updated. Find them
here. Info provided by Huck.
 
Click here for a story on SJ Prep sr. DL Blake Romano.
  O'Hara grad Kenzie Gardler, granddaughter of the late Bud Gardler (RIP) and product of a Saint Joe's family through and through, is about to play college hoops for -- hard to believe -- Villanova. Click here for Mike Jensen's story.
  Click here for the list of this year's 63 Mini Max winners from the Maxwell Club.

Dec. 6
 
**5A final: Wood beat Cheltenham, 19-15, on a 3-yard TD pass from Max Keller to Cardel Pigford with 4 seconds remaining. The state crown is Wood's sixth in nine years (and coach Kyle Adkins was a starter for the first champ in 2011). Tom Ignudo's story here. Mike Cabrey's story here. Joe Santoliquito's story here.**
 
Muhlenberg jr. QB Mike "Neeko" Hnatkowsky (Penn Charter) is No. 1 in the nation. Yes, NATION! Click here.
  Tedbit -- Wood has won five state football championships and big rushing performances have been a constant. These are the leaders in those five successful state finals . . .
  267 -- Nasir Peoples in 2017
  243 -- Raheem Blackshear in 2016
  238 -- Jarrett McClenton in 2013
  233 -- Jarrett McClenton in 2014
  172 -- Brandon Peoples in 2011
  Click here for previews of the state football finals involving
Wood and SJ Prep. And here for another set of previews. And here for a Wood-Cheltenham breakdown. And here for a look at Cheltenham.
 
Eastern Regiona
l soph Ryleigh Heck is the South Jersey Sports Weekly field hockey Player of the Year. Click here. Congrats!
  Three ER players -- Sara Brocious, Kelli McGroarty, Riley Tiernan --- earned first team honors on NJ.com's all=state girls soccer team. Click here. Congrats! . . . Sara and Kelli will be playing Saturday, in Orlando, FL, in a national all-star game, and Kelli's dad,  ER boss Jamie McGroarty, will be one of the coaches. Click here. Niiiiiiiiice!
  Click here for the WJFL Royal Division all-stars (ER
competed in this division). Honorees now added to this page.

Dec. 5
 
Penn Charter jr. Ava Coyle, daughter of football coach Tommy Coyle, will play college lacrosse at Louisville. Click here for Joe Mason's story.
 
Click here to access the Courier-Post's end-of-season boys soccer all-stars and rankings.
  6A final: SJ Prep vs. Central Dauphin, Saturday, 6 p.m., at Hersheypark Stadium.
  5A final: Wood vs. Cheltenham, Friday, 7 p.m., at Hersheypark Stadium.
  Strong ties between Wood and Cheltenham. Click here.
  Tennessee Titans DB Logan Ryan, a product of
Eastern Regional
, is having quite the season. Click here.
  Wood sr. lineman Charley Mininger
has pulled off quite the bounceback from major knee surgery. Click here.

Dec. 4
  Click here for a page with links to NJ.com's assorted all-star teams for field hockey.
ER has three first team all-state honorees!
 
Tedbit -- With 18 points in yesterday's opener, sr. Ryan "Pooch" Holmes passed three guys (and two former NBAers, Sean Singletary and Steve Goodrich) on Penn Charter's list of 1,000-point scorers. . ..
  1,646 - Billy Harris, 1971
  1,642 - Sammy Zeglinski, 2007
  1,398 - Brett Storm, 2000
  1,350 - *-Drew Schaufler, 1953
  1,258 - Rob Kurz, 2004
  1,204 - Mason Williams, 2018
  1,176 - Bill Soens, 1963
  1,170 - Sean Knitter, 2000
  1,167 - Zack Zeglinski, 2005
  1,147 -- Ryan "Pooch" Holmes, 2020
  1,143 - Tim Krug, 1992
  1,137 - Sean Singletary, 2004
  1,134 - Steve Goodrich, 1994 
  1,116 - Sean O'Brien, 2014
  1,082 - Shawn Peterson, 1995
  1,063 - Aaron Carter, 1998
  1,049 - Matt Guokas, 1988

 
*Estimate based on scoring average in all available box scores.
  Click here for a story on the quality work being done by
SJ Prep's fill-in quarterback, Malik Cooper.
  Click here to access the Courier-Post's end-of-season girls soccer all-stars, rankings and a story on the Player of the Year, Eastern Regional defender Sara Brocious. Congrats!
  Penn Charter frosh Trey Shinholster, who yesterday scored nine points in his first varsity game, is the son of Rick Shinholster, an All-Public player for Central in 1986.
  The football history pages for Judge have been updated. Find them
here. Info provided by Huck (and Tom Waring).
  Click here for a story about former North Jersey basketball all-timer Keon Lawrence (RIP), who lit up Conshohocken's Donofrio Classic in 2006 (click here).
  ER placed second in the national field hockey rankings. Click here
  Click here for Jon Marks' story on the surge of Cheltenham football.
  The nation's Top 25 Catholic football teams: SJ Prep is included (No. 8). Wood
is being considered. Click here.

Dec. 3
 
Penn Charter's hoops TEAM PAGE has been updated. Click here.
  **Click here for Part 1 of an in-depth preview of Catholic League basketball and here for Part 2.**
  Note from Ted: Ding, ding, ding! My instincts were correct. As confirmed for Huck by coach Tim Roken, SJ Prep soph DB Keenan Nelson is indeed the son of former Edison QB Keenan Nelson (Class of '03). Best of luck!
  Click here for Tom Waring's story on Judge's Thanksgiving win over Lincoln.
 
Tedbit -- With just 13 yards in the Class 6A final, SJ Prep jr. WR Marvin Harrison can become the fifth player in Catholic League history to rack up 1,000 receiving yards in one season. He currently owns 45 catches for 987 yards, per Ed "Huck" Palmer. Current club members . . .
  1,208 -- John Laumakis, SJ Prep, 1989
  1,142 -- Mike Saksa, Carroll, 1974
  1,023 -- Mike Mattia, La Salle, 1995
  1,014 -- Mickey King, Dougherty, 2000
  The football history pages for Ryan
have been updated. Find them here. Info provided by Huck (and Joe Mason).

Dec. 2
  Football Top 10 for Southeastern Pennsylvania. Click here.
 
Click here for a story by former website stalwart Big Willie McGonigle on Carroll's Thanksgiving Eve win over Roman.
 
Click here for a story by former website legend Mark "Frog" Carfagno on Central Dauphin's recent win in a Classs 6A semifinal. CD will face SJ Prep in the championship game.
  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Tom Frederick. Tom, a football all-timer at Bishop Egan (Class of '62) just before the school joined the Catholic League (he also starred at Penn State and taught/coached at Bensalem), passed away last Wednesday. RIP, Tom. Click here.
  Click here for an update on quality Pittsburgh Pirates farmhand Jack Herman (
ER '18).
  ER's
field hockey team is the South Jersey Sports Weekly's top sports team of the fall season. Click here for Ryan Lawrence's story.
 
ER's Noelle Scott will compete in track at Rider. Click here.
 
Click here for Joe Mason's story on the Washington-Ryan Thanksgiving game. Many photos by Melissa Mitman included.
  And click here for Joe's story on Phil Gormley, who is stepping down as Northeast's
coach.

Dec. 1
  Muhlenberg jr. QB
Mike "Neeko" Hnatkowsky (Penn Charter) now owns the Centennial Conference record for career TD passes (93). Click here. In his last nine games, Neeko has thrown for 35 TDs and one interception . . . Also, Eastern Regional product Todd Spirt (transferred to Upper Dublin after junior year) owns the CC mark for career kicking points (286).
  Many CL/I-A players on these Reporter/Times Herald/Montgomery Media all-star football teams. Click here.
 
Tedbit -- This is season No. 12 (2008-19) for the Catholic League in PIAA state playoffs. Yesterday's 31-24 win by SJ Prep over Pittsburgh Central Catholic was the first earned in OT in the quarterfinal/semifinal/final rounds. There have been two OT losses. West Catholic fell to Wilmington, 35-34, in the 2008 Class 2A final and La Salle fell to Parkland, 16-13, in a 2015 Class 4A quarterfinal.

Nov. 30
 
3:53 p.m. . . . 6A semi: SJ Prep beat Pittsburgh Central Catholic, 31-24, in OT, on Malik Cooper's keeper and Keenan Nelson Jr.'s interception. Inquirer story is here. Story from Pittsburgh paper is here. (In the '01 and '02 seasons, Edison's primary QB was Keenan Nelson. He also played in the '03 City All-Star Game. Hmmmmm. See update on Dec. 3.)
  3:43 p.m.  . . . 6A semi: SJ Prep and Pittsburgh Central Catholic are headed to overtime tied at 24-24. Thanks to Marvin Harrison's late TD catch.
 
Carroll sr. QB Russell Minor-Shaw finished his career 153-for-288 (53.1 percent) for 2,311 yards and 30 TDs.
 
Tiiiiime for a Chuck Langerman Chuckbit. Click here for: Cherokee added to its trophy case despite winning NO games in its special home stadium.
  Click here for Andrew Robinson's story on Wood's semifinal win. And here for Kev Hunter's story on Cheltenham's. They'll clash in the 5A championship game Friday, Dec. 6, 7 p.m., at Hersheypark Stadium.
  Click here for Drew Markol's recent story on Wood E-DE Dave Armstrong, whose dad and grandpop, Dave and Dave, were all-timers at a nearby public school.
  Rutgers field hockey star Austyn Cuneo (ER)
enjoyed a special moment. Click here.

Nov. 29
 
5A semi: Wood beat Gateway, 24-21, on Robert Meyer's 25-yard field goal with 3 seconds remaining.
 
The football history pages for Carroll and Roman have been updated. Find them here. Info provided by Huck.
  Jada Byers (St. Joseph, Hammonton), who recently scored 10 TDs in one game, has announced his college choice. Click here.
  State semifinals . . . Previews here.
  6A: SJ Prep vs. Pittsburgh Central Catholic, tomorrow, 1 p.m., at Mansion Park Stadium, Altoona.
  5A: Wood vs. Gateway, today, 3 p.m., at Mansion Park Stadium, Altoona.

Nov. 28
 
**Happy Thanksgiving!!**
 
Tiiiiime for a Chuck Langerman Chuckbit. Click here for: Is the feat of brothers Nick and Devin Kargman unmatched in the USA?
  Last night: Carroll beat Roman, 15-7.
  Today: Judge beat Lincoln, 7-6. Ryan fell to Washington, 20-7.
  Click here for a story on New Jersey's lengthy Thanksgiving rivalries.
  Philly hoops all-timer
Rasheed Wallace (Gratz) now owns his first win as a high school coach . . . in North Carolina. Click here.
  Eastern Regional sr. track star Jewel Ash has made her college choice. Click here. . . . and ER
product Amirah Ali (jr. F at Rutgers) is a semifinalist for a major soccer award. Click here.

Nov. 27
 
SJ Prep jr. Sahmir Hagans is providing many happy returns. Click here.
 
La Salle product Keith Conlin is among those featured in Frank Fitzpatrick's story on Penn State's 12-0 1994 football squad. Click here.
 
The nation's Top 25 Catholic football teams: SJ Prep is included (No. 8). Wood is being considered. Click here.

  Hard to believe . . . Ten years ago yesterday, the final game was played in the
North Catholic-Frankford football series. Click here for a page that details the rivalry. Links to photos from that day are here . . . .
Frankford-North Catholic After   11/26
Frankford-North Catholic 2nd Half   11/26
Frankford-North Catholic 1st Half   11/26
Frankford-North Catholic Before   11/26

  Notre Dame sr. lacrosse player
Tommy McNamara (Haverford School) recently became quite the off-field hero for stopping a robbery. Click here.

  Click here for a story by former website legend Mark "Frog" Carfagno on Wood's recent win in a Classs 5A quarterfinal.

Nov. 26
  Click here for the All-South Jersey Field Hockey squad, as tabbed by the SJFHCA.
Eastern Regional well represented. Honorees now added to 2019 Celebration Page here.
  The Old Timers Bats and Balls Association, based in Northeast Philly, has doled out its latest honors. Click here for Tom Waring's story.
 
Click here for a story on Wood's Ryan DiVergilis.
  Schedule note: Roman will play Carroll tomorrow night, 6 o'clock, at Plymouth-Whitemarsh. (Carroll's site lists the time as 6:30?)
 
In just his second NFL season, Imhotep's DJ Moore (Carolina) already owns 123 catches for 1,693 yards and five TDs.
 
Philly schools -- Frankford mostly comes to mind -- faced this challenge for decades: honor the Thanksgiving rivalry; playoff two days later. Now Camden faces that challenge. Click here.

Nov. 25
  Ohio University RB
O'Shaan Allison (Malvern) posted impressive numbers in his latest tilt. Click here.
  Congrats to WR
Rasheed Bailey (Roxborough), who last night made two catches for 15 yards as the Winnipeg Blue Bombers topped the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 33-12, to win the Grey Cup (CFL crown). In this pic, he's hoisting the trophy.
  Thomas "Hockey Puck" McKenna was recently spotted on the colllege basketball trail and his pic appeared on Twitter. Click here.
 
Tedbit -- This season, four of the Inter-Ac League's six teams were quarterbacked by black players -- Maurcus McDaniel (Episcopal), Jordan Longino (Gtn. Academy), Lonnie White (Malvern) and AJ Graham (SCH Academy). McDaniel ('17 and '18) and Longino ('18) were starters in previous seasons. Otherwise, the previous black QB starters, except perhaps for spot starts, were future NBAer Jerome Allen for Episcopal in '90 and Kevin Carter for Haverford School in '14 and '15.
  Tiiiiime for a Chuck Langerman Chuckbit. Click here for: Chuck, for one, has great anticipation for his
alma mater's upcoming basketball season.
  Football Top 10 for Southeastern Pennsylvania. Click here.
  Basketball leaders Collin Ems and Noah Klinewski have been chosen to represent ER in tomorrow's all-star soccer game. Click here.
  Great news for Florida TE Kyle Pitts (Wood). Click here.
  Penn Charter product Hannah Fox
has joined the 1,000-point club at Amherst. Click here.

Nov. 24
 
Click here for a story by former website stalwart Big Willie McGonigle on Cheltenham's win over Academy Park.
 
Tedbit -- In his career as McDevitt's quarterback, Lonnie Rice had direct involvement in 65 TDs -- 40 rushing, 25 passing.
  2017 -- 11 and 3.
  2018 -- 12 and 7.
  2019 -- 17 and 15.
 
 
**To honor the memory of 10-year-old Micah "Dew" Tennant, who died recently after being shot at the Pleasantville-Camden football game, Jada Byers (St. Joseph, Hammonton) yesterday scored 10 touchdowns in a playoff game! Click here.**
  The football history pages for
McDevitt have been updated. Find them here. Info provided by Huck.
  Click here for Aaron Carter's story on Gtn. Academy football-hoops star Jordan Longino.
  ER
product Tom Flacco, the QB, continues to leave his mark at Towson. Click here.

Nov. 23
  Note from Chuck Langerman . . .
Wyncote, Pennsylvania a small .8-square mile section of Cheltenham Township, best known as the birthplace and childhood home of baseball Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson, had both its high schools (Bishop McDevitt and Cheltenham) in the PIAA state quarterfinals this year for the first time in history.
  Congrats to Cheltenham and coach
Ryan Nase (Judge)!! The Panthers beat Academy Park, 43-42, to claim their first district crown. Story here.
  In last night's football playoffs . . .
  6A: SJ Prep beat Nazareth, 45-24. Recap in here.
  5A: Wood beat Southern Lehigh, 41-7. Story here.
  2A: McDevitt fell to Richland Twp., 29-21. Story here.
 
ER's girls soccer team finished sixth in the national rankings. Click here. . . . and jr. Riley Tiernan was named the Player of the Year by South Jersey Sports Weekly. Click here.
  Penn Charter's Michael "Neeko" Hnatkowsky (QB) earned Offeensive Player of the Year honors in the Centennial Conference and fellow PC grad John Washington was a first team DB. They play for Muhlenberg.
  Because of his versatility, Georgia RB D'Andre Dwift (SJ Prep)
is lookin' perfect for the NFL draft. Click here.

Nov. 22
 
Click here for playoff previews (suburban games included).
  Click here for a story on
SJ Prep's Mr. Versatility, Anthony Rightley.
  Kayla Bradby, only a soph but already a three-year starter, helped power Penn Charter to the PAISAA girls soccer title. Click here for Joe Mason's story.
  Shane McGovern is really looking forward to Judge's
Turkey Bowl clash vs. Lincoln. Click here for Joe Mason's story.

Nov. 21
 
Tedbit -- Since CHA (now SCH) rejoined the Inter-Ac for football in 2006, we've gone through 14 seasons. Here are the I-A's top season scorers in league play during this time frame. The 2019 guys are the only QBs. The Campbells are brothers and Ibraheim plays DB for the Green Bay Packers . . .
  96, Ibraheim Campbell, CHA, 2009
  96, Troy Gallen, MP, 2013
  86, Malik Twyman, HS, 2016
  84, Alex Holcombe, GA, 2006
  76, Neil Willis, MP, 2008
  76, Maurcus McDaniel, EA, 2019
  72, Rashad Campbell, CHA. 2007
  72, Edward Saydee, PC, 2016
  72, Lonnie White, MP, 2019
  68, Ibraheim Campbell, CHA, 2008
  State quarterfinals this weelend . . .
  6A: Friday, SJ Prep vs. Nazareth, at Bethlehem, 7 p.m.
  5A: Friday, Wood vs. Southern Lehigh, at Pennridge, 7 p.m.
  2A: Friday, McDevitt vs. Richland Twp., at Chambersburg, 7 p.m.
  In trying times, West Chester University football coach Bill Zwaan (Carroll) has again steered his team into the playoffs. Click here for Mike Jensen's story.
  Villanova basketball is set to retire the jersey of 1960s star Jim Washington (West Catholic). Click here.

  Click here for Ryan Lawrence's "Voorhees Sun" story on
ER's setback in the field hockey Tournament of Champions final.

Nov. 20
 
Tedbit -- Two quarterbacks have achieved a very rare feat this season: 1,000 yards rushing AND 1,000 yards passing!
  Episcopal sr. Maurcus McDaniel finished with 1,329 and 1,311 (in just 10 games).
  McDevitt sr. Lonnie Rice, through 13 games, owns 1,018 and 1,480.
  Congrats to Herb Magee (West Catholic) on win No. 1,100 at his many-names college!! Click here.
  The nation's Top 25 Catholic football teams: SJ Prep is included (No. 13). Wood
is being considered. Click here.  

Nov. 19
  Congrats to Saint Joseph's
Ryan Daly (Carroll), the Big 5 Player of the Week. Click here.
 
ER's Kelli McGroarty and Riley Tiernan were the top two girls soccer scorers in the Olympic Conference. Click here.
  Though this year's All-Inter-Ac football teams were not picked BY position, positions for all players are now listed. First and second team are here (bottom of that page).
  Click here for a page that celebrates
Eastern Regional's 21 consecutive New Jersey Group 4 state field hockey championships (and South Jersey sectional titles, of course) under Coach Danyle Heilig.
  The football history pages for Bonner-Prendie have been updated. Find them here. Info provivded by Huck.

Nov. 18
  Click
here for a pic of Penn Charter's 2019 PAISAA girls soccer champs. By PJ Maley via John Burkhart. Thanks!
  Click here for Mike Jensen's story on Jefferson University basketball coach
Herb Magee (West Catholic), now in season No. 53. He needs one win for 1,100.
  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Ed Bialous. Ed, a member of Roman Catholic's sports HOF, passed away Friday. RIP, Ed. Click here.
  Camden regroups after gunfire at Pleasantville game. Click here.
 
Football Top 10 for Southeastern Pennsylvania. Click here.
  Atlanta Falcons QB
Matt Ryan (Penn Charter) now holds a spot in the Top 10 for all-time NFL passinag yards. Click here.
 
1986 Bartram grad Erik Williams will soon enter the Black College Football Hall of Fame. Congrats! Click here for Donald Hunt's story.

Nov. 17
  Our thoughts and prayers are with family and friends of Bill Lyon. Mr. Lyon, forever a must-read sports columnist for The Inquirer, passed away today at age 81. RIP, sir. Click here for a story.
  In yesterday's playoffs . . .
  6A City Title: SJ Prep beat Northeast, 43-26, behind backup QB Malik Cooper. Story here.
  5A City Title: Wood beat King, 51-14. Story here.
  Click here for a story on the Pleasantville-Camden shooting and read this note from Chuck Langerman:
Almost 40 years to the day, the Camden High/Woodrow Wilson football game was interrupted on November 22, 1979 by a gunfight between two rival motorcycle gangs. The game was suspended and never finished. It was the last high school football game for future Heisman Trophy winner Mike Rozier of Woodrow Wilson. Click here for a story.

Nov. 16
  Click here for the Coaches' All-Inter-Ac Football Team (bottom of that page) and congrats to the MVP, Episcopal sr. Maurcus McDaniel. Please speak up if you find misspellings, etc. (Apologies for earlier incorrect link).
  In last night's New Jersey Tournament of Champions field hockey final,
Eastern Regional fell to Oak Knoll, 4-1. Click here.
  In last night's football playoffs . . .
  4A City Title: B-P fell to Imhotep, 35-14. Story here.
  2A first round: McDevitt beat Dunmore, 28-13.

Nov. 15
  Click here for a page that celebrates another terrific season by
Eastern Regional's girls soccer team (SJ Group 4 champs, 25-1 overall record).
 
ER's field hockey team will meet Oak Knoll -- 7 o'clock tonight at Kean University, in Union -- in the Tournament of Champions final. Click here for a preview.
  Football playoff games involving CL teams this weekend . . .
  6A City Title: SJ Prep at Northeast, tomorrow, 6 p.m.
  5A City Title: Wood vs. King, at Northeast, tomorrow, 1 p.m.
  4A City Title: B-P vs. Imhotep, at Northwest/Germantown Super Site, tonight, 7 p.m.
  2A first round: McDevitt vs. Dunmore, at Lehighton, tonight, 7 p.m.
 
N-G's Jordan Hall has followed through on his springtime basketball commitment to Saint Joseph's. Click here.
  Click here for Tom Waring's story on the recent Philly sports HOF induction ceremony (bios of new members included).

Nov. 14
  Click here for John Knebels' story on the swirling emotions surrounding
Episcopal's football championship, and the overall day vs. Haverford School.
 
Click here for a breakdown on CHA/SCH's Inter-Ac scoring, 2006-19. Thanks to coach Rick Knox for his help.
 
Tedbit -- SJ Prep jr. QB Kyle McCord is the seventh CL player to twice earn MVP honors. And the FIRST to do so before his senior season.
  Steve Kettelberger, Wood, 1980-81, QB (click here for his current bio)
  Curtis "Boonah" Brinkley, West Catholic, 2002-03, RB
  Chris Whitney, SJ Prep, 2005-06, QB-DB
  Desmon People, Wood, 2010-11, RB-DB
  Ryan Quigley, Lansdale Catholic, 2014-15, RB-DB
  Patrick Garwo, Conwell-Egan, 2017-18, RB
  Kyle McCord, SJ Prep, 2018-19, QB
  Aaron Carter writes about reaction to his Hunger Games series. Click here.
  Click here for playoff previews (suburban games included).
  A tribute to Eastern Regional's
girls soccer seniors. Click here.

Nov. 13
 
In the championship game of the PAISAA state girls soccer tournament, Penn Charter beat Westtown, 1-0. Congrats! Click here for a recap.
 
Click here for the Coaches' All-Catholic Football Teams (bottom of that page). Congrats to MVPs Kyle McCord (SJ Prep) and Danny Dutkiewicz (Lansdale) and to the Coaches of the Year, Roman's Rick Prete and N-G's Albie Crosby. Please speak up if you find misspellings, etc.
  In state semifinals for
Eastern Regional's teams . . .
  Field hockey beat West Essex, 6-1, in the Tournament of Champions. Click here for a story.
  Girls soccer fell to Hunterdon Central, 1-0, in Group 4. Click here for a story.
  The nation's Top 25 Catholic football teams: SJ Prep is included (No. 13). Wood is being considered. Click here.  

  Tiiiime for a Chuck Langerman Chuckbit. Click here for: Coatesville sr. Dapree Bryant is on the doorstep of achieving the career receiving Triple Crown.
 
Tedbit -- The top three career receivers in Inter-Ac history all played within the last six seasons . . .
  2,199 -- SCH Academy's Ke'Shawn Williams, sr. in 2019
  1,695 -- SCH Academy's Dylan Parsons, sr. in 2014
  1,636 -- Haverford School's Dox Aitken, sr.  in 2015

  Emotions are swirling after New Jersey's decision to move today's girls state soccer semis to netral sites. Click
here.
  Click here for a story on
Bonner-Prendie two-way star Oscar Uduam.

Nov. 12
 
SCH Academy's Ke'Shawn Williams finished his career as the top receiver in Inter-Ac history -- 2,199 yards (139 catches, 26 TDs). Congrats!
 
The football history pages for N-G, Gtn. Academy and SCH Academy (partially) have been updated. Find them here. 2019 N-G info provided by Huck. GA by coach Matt Dence. SCH by coach Rick Knox. Thanks!
  Note from Ted: Click here for the final version of the 2019
Eastern Regional football TEAM PAGE. Thanks to assistant Nick Strom, via coach John Doherty, for providing stats for the four games I missed. And click here for the updated Individual Scoring page.
  The state Group 4 girls soccer semifinal involving
Eastern Regional will now be played tomorrow. Click here for a preview.
  Tiiiime for a Chuck Langerman Chuckbit. Click here for: Outrageous production for Jada Beyers of St. Joseph (Hammonton, NJ). Not nearly enough recruiting love.
  QB Zaire Hart-Hawkins finished his career 307-for-600 for 4,602 yards and 44 TDs. Breakdown: 14-for-43, 279 yards, 1 TD as a freshman at
N-G; 293-for-557, 4,323 yards, 43 TDs over the next three seasons at West Catholic. Congrats!
  Junior Tysheem Johnson already owns SC/BN/SJN/N-G's
school record for points in a season (182 this year) and career (286). Congrats! 

Nov. 11
 
Thank you to all who have served in the U.S. military! Anne Pacchiano (now Silary, 5 years) is among them.
  Football Top 10 for Southeastern Pennsylvania. Click here.
  The football history pages for Malvern Prep, Episcopal, La Salle and West Catholic have been updated. Find them here. 2019 info for Malvern, La Salle and WC provided by Huck. Episcopal info by coach Todd Fairlie.  Thanks!
  Bonner-Prendie owns seven consecutive wins for the first time since 2014 (to start the season).
  SJ Prep's Marvin Harrison Jr. had 222 receiving yards vs. La Salle. Marvin Sr.'s top outing at Roman was 199 vs. SJ Prep as soph in '88.
  Click here for a story on the second consecutive SJ championship won by Eastern Regional's
girls soccer team.
  Click here for a story on Rasheed Wallace
.

Nov, 10
 
Seedings/schedule for New Jersey's field hockey Tournament of Champions. Click here.
  Note from Ted: Received a call at 8 o'clock last night from Thomas "Hockey Puck" McKenna. Another example of why he's the best guy ever, and why everyone loves him. "I was gettin' off the bus near my house and some lady fell down the steps right in front of me. I picked her up and . . . she thanked me so much. She hugged me THREE times. Yeah, THREE times. Then she asked me how old I was. When I said 69, she said, "Oh, wow. I would have guessed 48.' Do I look 48? She said her name was Tina. And that she was 33 . . . Felt good to help her."

Nov. 9
 
In a D 11-12 final, McDevitt beat West Catholic, 9-8.
  In a D-12 6A semifinal,
SJ Prep beat La Salle, 52-7, as Marvin Harrison tied the city record for TD catches with four and broke the school record for game receiving yards, with 222 (via Ed "Huck" Palmer). Story here. Another story here.
 
Eastern Regional's
field hockey team is again the New Jersey Group 4 champ. Congrats to coach Danyle Heilig and her players! Next action: The Tournament of Champions. Click here.
 
Click here for the updated Penn Charter TEAM PAGE. Stats provided by Thomas "Hockey Puck" McKenna.
  In the teams' 133rd meeting,
Germantown Academy edged Penn Charter, 38-35. . . . Also in the Inter-Ac: Episcopal beat Haverford School, 38-28, to win the outright title. Story here. And Malvern beat SCH Academy, 28-7.
  In a D-12 5A semifinal, Wood beat Ryan, 44-15. Click here for a story,
  In a D-12 4A semifinal, Bonner-Prendie beat Carroll, 35-20.
Click here for a story. And here for another.
  Cheltenham's 2019 squad now owns the school record for wins, with 11. The Panthers, coached by
Judge grad Ryan Nase (a major force behind this site in the early days), beat Unionville, 35-21, in a District 1 5A quarterfinal. Congrats, Ryan! Click here.
  Click here for a story on Pope John Paul's 29-28 win over previously perfect Neumann-Goretti.
 
Ruben Amaro is again a free agent. He would love to return to the Phillies. Click here.

Nov. 8
  Click here for a story on
SJ Prep jr. WR Marvin Harrison and his current/future QB Kyle McCord; also headed to Ohio State.
  This weekend's playoffs involving CL teams . . .
 
TONIGHT -- Class 3A subregional semi, N-G vs. Pope John Paul, at South Phila. Super Site, 7 p.m. -- preview here.
  TOMORROW - Class 2A subregional semi, West Catholic vs. McDevitt, at South Phila. Super Site, 6 p.m. . . . Class 4A subregional semi, Carroll vs. Bonner-Prendie, at O'Hara, noon . . . Class 5A D-12 semi, Ryan vs, Wood, at Germantown/Northwest Super Site, 1:30 . . . Class 6A D-12 semi, La Salle vs. SJ Prep, at Germantown/Northwest Super Site, 6 p.m.
  Tomorrow's Inter-Ac games . . .
  SCH Academy at Malvern, 1 p.m.; Haverford School at Episcopal, 1:30; Germantown Academy at Penn Charter, 1:30.
  A look at Susan Barr's first season as Malvern's soccer coach. Click here

  Click here for a recap and photos of
Eastern Regional's South Jersey girls soccer championship. . . The state semifinal vs. Hunterdon Central will take place Tuesday, 6 p.m., at Rowan University.
  Widener sr WR
James Gillespie (Wood) is being eyed as a prospect for the 2020 NFL draft. Click here for an interview.

Nov. 7
 
Eastern Regional is the 2019 South Jersey sectional girls soccer Group 4 champ. The Vikings topped Toms River North, 3-0. Congrats to coach Jamie McGroarty and his players!!
  Many legends tonight will join the Phila. Sports Hall of Fame. Click here.
  Click here for Aaron Carter's major story on how Philly athletes battle through food insecurity.
 
SJ Prep's Olamide Zaccheaus and Washington's Shareef Miller can now be found on the Philly NFL list. Click here.
 
Note from Ted: I love that new Temple basketball coach Aaron McKie (Gratz), the definition of class act, heads a staff including multiple wonderful "Our Guys" as primary assistants -- Monte' Ross (Bodine), Chris Clark (SJ Prep), Jimmy Fenerty (Gtn. Academy), Raheem Mapp (Central) and Mark Hueber (SJ Prep). No offense to non-Philly guys (smile).
 
 The nation's Top 25 Catholic football teams: SJ Prep is included (No. 13). Wood and N-G are being considered. Click here.  
 
Did you know? SJ Prep now owns the record for CL football championships (including "enrollment" versions), with 21. West Catholic is now second, with 20.

Nov. 6
  Tomorrow at 11 a.m.,
Eastern Regional's girls soccer team will host Toms River North to decide the South Jersey Group 4 championship. Click here for a preview.
  According to the Courier-Post,
Eastern Regional
next season will be part of a new division within the West Jersey Football League. Here we go . . .  Division 11: Cherokee, ER, Kingsway, Rancocas Valley, St. Joseph (Hammonton) and Washington Township.
  Trivia answer: First correct answer -- Don Casey -- provided by Gerry Sasse, of Penn Charter's athletics department. From Chuck:
Casey is a 1955 graduate of Camden Catholic where he was a bench warmer. Coached at Temple from 1974 through 1982 seasons, then in the NBA.
  **Tiiiime for a Chuck Langerman Chuckbit. Click here for: Coatesville sr. QB Ricky Ortega is on the doorstep of a MAJOR accomplishment.**
  The football history pages for
Egan/C-E, Lansdale Catholic and O'Hara have been updated. Find them here.
  Great news for
Eastern Regional's student newspaper. Click here.
  Click here for a story on three N-G
football seniors.
  Click here to see how Skip Angelo, star QB for Frankford High football teams coached by his dad, Al, fared as the long-time golf coach at Ocean City High.

Nov. 5
  Trivia question, via Chuck Langerman . . .
St. Joseph's University men's head basketball coach Billy Lange starts his career on Hawk Hill tonight against Bradley University. Lange, who played at Bishop Eustace Prep in Pennsauken, is the first Big 5 head coach from South Jersey in many, many yearsWho was the last Big 5 head coach before him from South Jersey??? chucklang@hotmail.com.
 
Click here for Jonathan Vander Lugt's story on Penn Charter's recent win over SCH Academy.
  Guys of a certain age will remember this incredible nugget from
Wilt Chamberlain's amazing career. Click here for Ed Barkowitz' story.
 
Click here for a recent article on Phil Martelli's new basketball life at Michigan.
  Only in Jersey . . . Somehow,
Eastern Regional has been placed in the Central Jersey playoff bracket. The Mo. 8 Vikings will visit No. 1 North Brunswick at 7 p.m. Friday for a Group 5 quarterfinal. Click here.
  In girls soccer, thanks to a 2-1 win over Shawnee,
Eastern Regional
has davanced to the South Jersey Group 4 championship game. Click here.

Nov. 4
 
Tedbit -- Over the last seven seasons, four Inter-Ac games have produced at least 90 points.
  113 in 2013. MP 63, SCG 50.
  111 in 2019. GA 56, EA 55.
  104 in 2014. SCH 53, PC 51.
  93 in 2019: MP 49, PC 44.
  Another story on the controversial finish in GA's 56-55 OT win over Episcopal. Click here.
  Football Top 10 for Southeastern Pennsylvania. Clicl here.  
  Big award for former
Eastern Regional
(and Penn) wrestler Scott Giffin. Click here

Nov. 3
  Click here for a story on
Eastern Regional's 21st consecutive South Jersey sectional field hockey championship.
  Click here for a story on Haverford School's 30-20 win at Malvern.
  Click here for a story on La Salle's 45-7 playoff win over Roman.

Nov. 2
 
Germantown Academy beat Episcopal, 56-55, in OT, on a two-point "Philly special" catch by QB Jordan Longino. Matt Smith's video is here. Along with a breakdown of a major controversy. And click here for his game story.
 
Click here for the updated Penn Charter TEAM PAGE. Stats provided by Thomas "Hockey Puck" McKenna.
 
Click here for Joe Fite's story on Neumann-Goretti's playoff win over Lansdale Catholic.

Nov. 1
  Did you know? From 2014 through '19,
SJ Prep has won 28 consecutive CL regular season games -- three apiece twice, six apiece twice, five apiece twice.
  The referee shortage is becoming a big problem. Click here.
 
ER playoff recaps -- Field hockey here. Girls soccer here.

Oct. 31
 
SJ Prep jr. WR Marvin Harreison will play college football at Ohio State.
  Best wishes going forward to Bonner grad Harry Perretta
, who will retire after this season, his 42nd, as Villanova's women's hoops coach. Click here.

Oct. 30
  Click here for links to playoff brackets.
  Click here for Q&A sessions with two members of
ER's nationally ranked teams -- jr. Riley Tiernan, girls soccer; soph Ryleigh Heck, field hockey.
  Click here for a blurb on the latest accomplishment by ER's
girls soccer team.

Oct. 29
 
Click here for the updated Penn Charter TEAM PAGE. Stats provided by Thomas "Hockey Puck" McKenna.
  Congrats to the CL football champs (based on regular season play only) . . .
SJ Prep (Red) and Neumann-Goretti (Blue).
  Football Top 10 for Southeastern Pennsylvania. Click here.    

Oct. 28
  Note from Kristen (Ted's daughter) & Anne (Ted's wife): Ted returned home today, 11 days after quadruple bypass surgery. The recovery process will be long and challenging. Updates to site, and responses to emails, will be made when health and stamina permit. Thanks for understanding. All the very best to all of you.

Oct. 17-27
  No postings.

 Oct/ 16
 
The nation's Top 25 Catholic football teams: SJ Prep is included. La Salle is being considered. Click here.  
 
Tedbit -- As noted yesterday, the Roman-Roxborough Thanksgiving football rivalry is dead. The Roxborough folks are no doubt breathing a gigantic sigh of relief. Roman dominated the series, 36-9-2, and won the final 26 games by 1003-209 (38.6 to 8.0). Over the 47 meetings, Roman was thumped just once (40-0 in '76) and suffered five of its nine setbacks by no more than seven points. Mike Schumacher. Write down the name. Could win you money in trivia contests. He scored the rivalry's first TD (6-yard run for Roman in 1972), according to an Inky recap. Roman won, 13-6, and Pete Ficiak ran for the winning TD. Distance? Not sure. Recap had 10 yards. Boxscore had 15. Roman's top feats during the streak . . .
 
Most points game: 24, Marcus Kelly, 2011; Jamie Westerfer, 1995.
  Most points total: 32, Joe McCourt, 1998-00.
  Most TD passes game: 4, Chris Johnson, 2005 & 2007.
  Most TD passes total: 10, Chris Johnson, 2005-07.
 
  Sterling High
, in South Jersey, has been playing varsity football since 1960. Click here for links to five files that break down the history.
  Tiiiiime for a Chuck Langerman Chuckbit . . . Click here for: North Jersey QB Mateo Sesosa put together an outrageous, dual-pronged  performance (more yards than the length of SIX fields).
  Click here for a video that explains how
Bert Bell (Haverford School) saved pro football.
 
Episcopal sr. RB-LB Matt Bush does the dirty work. Click here.

Oct. 15
  **99 Career Goals? So Nice Let's Do It Twice!! . . . Click
here for a pic of ER field hockey soph Ryleigh Heck, who followed the lead of ER soccer sr. soccer Kelli McGroarty.** 
 
Eastern Regional sports pics . . . Click here for: Boys cross country team pic, football practices (all three teams), varsity/JV field hockey vs. Washington Township.
  Change is coming . . .
Roman's Thanksgiving football opponent is changing from Roxborough to Carroll. They'll meet Nov. 28 at Garthwaite Field, in Conshohocken.
 
Tedbit -- In his first year as the offensive coordinator (after three games as the interim OC to finish 2018), SJ Prep product Kevin Stefanski steered the Minnesota Vikings to a 38-point outburst vs. the Eagles. First-year success is not new to Kevin (son of Bonner grad Ed, long-time NBA executive). Kevin had to wait until his senior season, in '99, to become the Prep's QB starter. How'd he do? Earned first team All-Catholic Red Division honors! Did so at DB, as well (and was a first team All-City DB honoree before starring for Penn at DB). Here are stats for his top five Prep games in passing yardage . . .
  208: vs. O'Hara, 13-for-23, 1 TD
  185: vs. Episcopal, 11-for-22, 1 TD
  164: vs. North Catholic, 8-for-11, 3 TDs
  136: vs. North Catholic (playoff), 10-for-14, 2 TDs
  126: vs. Roman, 7-for-15, 0 TDs
  Season: 72-for-146, 1,080 yards, 12 TDs  

 
Former MLB pitcher Mike Koplove (Chestnut Hill) is a strong candidate to become the Phillies' scouting director. Click here for Jim Salisbury's story.
  Congrats to
ER sr. soccer star Kelli McGroarty (pictured here), who now shares the school record (at 99) for career goals with 2016 grad Amirah Ali. . . And congrats to Kelli's dad, Jamie, ER's coach. He now owns 450 career wins (1992-2002 at Delsea, 2003-forward at ER).
 
Click here for South Jersey Magazine's question-answer session with  ER sr. field hockey star Tara Somers (about halfway down that page).

Oct. 14
 
Eastern Regional sports pics . . . Click here for: Girls frosh/JV soccer vs. Moorestown and here for girls varsity soccer vs. Moorestown (**Senior Night**).
 
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Bruce Martin (2011 pic here) - Bruce at right). Bruce, who passed away recently, was a long-time high school and college umpire, and even worked pro games. RIP, Bruce.
  Click here for Frank Fitzpatrick's story on Frances Bell, a key cog in the Eagles' history. 
  Saturday's
Eastern Regional at Trenton Central game (1 p.m.) can be the West Jersey Football League Game of the Week via nj.com. You can vote here until noon on Wednesday.
 
Tedbit -- Judge and Ryan began playing Catholic League football in 1956 and 1968, respectively, so this is season No. 52 of co-membership. Through 1999 (32 seasons), the Northeast Philly rivals mostly enjoyed success and combined for at least 13 overall losses just once (14 in '69). This year the total is already 12 (six apiece) and it's only mid-October. Breakdowns for seasons with at least 13 . . .
  18 in 2004: Judge 10, Ryan 8
  16 in 2009: Judge 6, Ryan 10
  15 in 2000: Judge 8, Ryan 7
  15 in 2002: Judge 8, Ryan 7
  15 in 2003: Judge 8, Ryan 7
  15 in 2005: Judge 8, Ryan 7
  15 in 2017: Judge 8, Ryan 7
  14 in 1969: Judge 5, Ryan 9
  14 in 2008: Judge 4, Ryan 10
  13 in 2014: Judge 7, Ryan 6

 
On Bill Kashatus' latest podcast. Mike Schmidt and home run historian Bill Jenkinson are the guests. Click here.

   Football Top 10 for Southeastern Pennsylvania. Click here.

Oct. 13
  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Chet DiEmidio. Mr. DiEmidio (pictured
here), who passed away this weekend, played minor league baseball for five seasons, spent roughly 30 years as a Philadelphia policeman, was the head baseball coach at Roman Catholic and Philadelphia Community, and served a long stretch as an assistant/instructor for Chicago White Sox farm teams (and was awarded a World Series ring in 2005). RIP, sir.
 
Tedbit -- According to the legendary Thomas "Hockey Puck" McKenna, who now keeps stats at Penn Charter's games, Episcopal sr. QB Maurcus McDaniel yesterday enjoyed direct involvement in 47 plays (26 rushes, 21 passes). In the 2000s, that's the No. 2 total for a Churchdude. Breakdown for those outings of at least 45 . . .
  50: Adam Strouss vs. Haverford School in 2012. 33 rushes, 194 yards; 5-for-17, 44 yards.
  47: CJ McAnally vs. Haverford School in 2016. 22 rushes, 101 yards; 15-for-35, 137 yards.
  47: Maurcus McDaniel vs. Penn Charter in 2019. 26 rushes, 159 yards; 12-for-21, 122.
  45: Maurcus McDaniel vs. Salesianum in 2017. 17 rushes, 84 yards; 13-for-28, 160.

  Click
here for Phil Anastasia's video of the last-minute TD that gave Episcopal a 21-17 win over Penn Charter in an Inter-Ac opener featuring unbeaten teams. And here for the last play; it almost allowed PC to turn the tables.
 
Click here for Aaron Carter's story on four rising football programs; focus on McDevitt.
  SJ Prep product Kevin Stefanski
will be calling the offensive shots for the Vikings in today's game vs. the Eagles. Click here.

Oct. 12
 
Click here for the updated Penn Charter TEAM PAGE. Stats provided by Thomas "Hockey Puck" McKenna.
 
Eastern Regional sports pics . . . Click here for: Varsity field hockey vs. Cherokee, girls varsity soccer vs. Cherokee, JV field hockey vs. Cherokee.
  Pairings/schedule for Catholic League soccer playoffs for boys/girls are here.

  Tedbit -- In last week's 49-6 win over Franklin & Marshall, Muhlenberg jr.
Mike "Neeko" Hnatkowsky (Penn Charter) passed 17-for-18 (94.4 percent) for 305 yards and five TDs. He now owns the Centennial Conference record for career TD tosses by a lefty (67). In his PC days, he passed for 6,172 yards and 60 TDs; both totals are overall Inter-Ac records. Neeko's Muhlenberg yardage total is 6,328 (alrready third in school annals). **Thanks to Chuck Langerman for the heads-up and his continued support. He provided links to the three stories right below.**
 
Ex-NBAer Larry Stewart (Dobbins) is now on the coaching staff at Maryland Eastern Shore. Click here for Donald Hunt's story.
 
Click here for a story on the major climb made by Pitt football captain Jimmy Morrissey (La Salle).
  Three
Neumann-Goretti football leaders are killin' it in the classroom, too. Click here.

Oct. 11
  In South Jersey football . . .
Eastern Regional beat Atlantic City, 48-14. Ted's report is posted. Stats here. Part one of pics set here. Part two of pics set here.
 
Completed project . . . Thanks to the all-time hustler, Tom Taylor, these seven CL basketball pages now include scoring for the 1938 season: La S - North - Roman - SC/Neum/N-G - SJP - STM - West.
Thanks, Tom!
 
Tedbit -- About halfway through his junior season, SJ Prep's Marvin Harrison Jr., who played for La Salle as a freshman, has surpassed his dad in two of the three major receiving categories. Marvin Sr., a Roman product, was voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2016. Here are stats for Junior and Senior. Note: Senior was primarily a running back for part of his career.
  2017: 20 catches, 254 yards, 5 TDs
  2018: 50 catches, 724 yards, 8 TDs
  2019: 24 catches, 409 yards, 4 TDs
  Career: 94 catches, 1,387 yards, 17 TDs
  Dad's career: 86 catches, 1,454 yards, 13 TDs

 
Congrats to O'Hara's girls tennis team, which stormed to its sixth consecutive CL championship. Click here.

Oct. 10
 
Eastern Regional sports pics . . . Click here for: Boys frosh, JV and varsity soccer vs. Cherry Hill East.
 
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Larry Shane. Mr. Shane, head football coach at West Philadelphia High (1969-72), head baseball coach (1973-85) and assistant athletic director at Villanova, and most recently a long-time baseball assistant (pic here) at Haverford School, has passed away. RIP, sir.
 
Tedbit -- In just seven games this season, N-G jr. Tysheem Johnson has racked up 106 points. That ranks him second among Pirates/Saints in this century. He already owns 210 career points (12-92-106) . . .
  162 -- Jimmy Porreca in 2002 (13 G, 12.5 PPG)
  106 -- Tysheem Johnson in 2019 (7 G, 15.1)
    98 -- Chris Wells in 2017 (11 G, 8.9 PPG)
    96 -- Khalil Roane in 2014 (14 G, 6.9 PPG)
    94 -- Billy Canady in 2003 (9 G, 10.4 PPG)
    92 -- Tysheem Johnson in 2018 (7 G, 13.1 PPG)
    84 -- Leddie Brown in 2017 (12 G, 7.0 PPG)
    80 -- Sihmare Morgan in 2013 (11 G, 7.3 PPG) 

 
Tiiiiime for a Chuck Langerman Chuckbit . . . Click here for: A look at Washington Township's two NFLers, Ryan D'Imperio and Antony Jordan.
  You can vote for WIP's Turkey Bowl. Click here.
 
ER is No. 2 in the new national field hockey rankings. Click here.

Oct. 9
 
The nation's Top 25 Catholic football teams: SJ Prep is included. La Salle is being considered. Click here
  Tedbit --
SCH Academ sr. handyman WR Ke'Shawn Williams, who's also a basketball stalwart, is on the doorstep of two big football milestones. and he has already reached another. His next catch will raise his career total to 100 and his next TD catch will be No. 21, allowing him to tie Dylan Parsons (2015 SCH grad) and Dox Aitken (Haverford School '16) for the Inter-Ac record. And there's this: He is ALREADY the I-A's career yardage leader at 1,727. Those guys posted 1,695 and 1,636, respectively. Breakdown for Ke'Shawn . . .
  2017: 14 catches - 244 yards - 2 TDs.
  2018: 67 - 1,066 - 11.
  2019: 18 - 417 - 7.
| Totals: 99 - 1,727 - 20.
  Washington Township, in South Jersey, has been playing varsity football since 1964. Click here for recaps of playoff games and seasons that have produced conference/league championships. Also, click here for links to all WT football files. 

 
SCH Academy sr. handyman Ke'Shawn Williams continues to impress. Click here for a story.

Oct. 8
 
Eastern Regional RB Mike Suarez was named a Player of the Week in the West Jersey Football League. Click here.
  NBA champ
Kyle Lowry (Dougherty) has received a $31 million extension. Click here.
  Tedbit -- This is not your father's Catholic League . . . Thirty years ago, including non-league games, CL teams scored as many as 40 points just TWO times: 43 by Roman vs. Neumann and 41 by Carroll vs. SJ Prep. This past weekend? Five teams did do. Breakdown . . .
  64: by N-G vs. Carroll
  51: by Wood vs. Ryan
  49: by La Salle vs. Judge
  46: by B-P vs. C-E
  44: by SJ Prep vs. Roman
  Nia Ali, who split her high school days between
West Catholic and Pleasantville, owns the world (in the high hurdles). Click here.
  Congrats to
Eastern Regional
multi-sport star Kelli McGroarty on her special accomplishment yesterday. Click here. . . . And Kelli and her soccer teammates, coached by dad Jamie McGroarty, have clinched the conference championship. Click here for a pic.
  Adrianna Brocco is getting her kicks on the 115-pound Eastern Junior Vikings football team. Click here for a story.

Oct. 7
 
Eastern Regional sports pics . . . Click here for: Girls tennis warmups, boys varsity soccer vs. Washington Township, JV football vs. Paul VI.
  ***
Eastern Regional soph Jasmeen Duque, whose previous action had been limited to kickoffs, today made her debuts -- quite noteworthy -- on  defense (click here), then offense (click here) vs. Paul VI's junior varsity.***
 
Click here for: A Great Catch Is Cummings.
 
Eastern Regional is No. 2 in the national field hockey rankings. Click here.
  Tedbit -- In just six games this season,
La Salle soph Sam Brown, a k a "Touchdown Sammy Brown," has racked up 96 points. That ranks him tied for fifth among Explorers in this century . . .
  174 -- Jamal Abdur-Rahman in 2010 (15 G, 11.6 PPG)
  138 -- Jamal Abdur-Rahman in 2008 (12 G, 11.5 PPG)
  132 -- Tim Wade in 2011 (14 G, 9.4 PPG)
  122 -- Jamal Abdur-Rahman in 2009 (12 G, 10.2 PPG)
    96 -- Jimmy Herron in 2012 (14 G, 6,9 PPG)
    96 -- Syaire Madden in 2016 (11 G, 8.7 PPG)
    96 -- Sam Brown in 2019 (6 G, 16.0 PPG)
    90 -- Ryan Parfitt in 2000 (12 G, 7.5 PPG)
    88 -- *Mike Bennett in 2009 (15 G, 5.9 PPG)
    84 -- Jimmy Herron in 2014 (11 G, 7.6 PPG)
    84 -- Syaire Madden in 2015 (12 G, 7.0)
    *-kicker
  Tiiiiime for a Chuck Langerman Chuckbit . . . Click here for: Cheltenham football coach Ryan Nase (Judge) is working some magic against Plymouth-Whitemarsh.

 
Washington Township, in South Jersey, has been playing varsity football since 1964. Click here for all-star honorees via the Courier-Post and Inquirer.

  Football Top 10 for Southeastern Pennsylvania. Click here.   

Oct. 6
  Congrats to Buffalo Bills T
Ryan Bates (Wood), who today made his official NFL debut against the Tennessee Titans!! His name is now on this list. Click here for a pic from his Wood career.
  Best wishes going forward to Brother Jim Williams, who is fighting through a health issue. Brother Jim, basketball coach at North Catholic for nine seasons (1994-2002), is now a guidance counselor at Father Judge. All the best, Brother Jim!! 
 
Tedbit -- Friday night's 39-point victory margin over Conwell-Egan ranks No. 5 in Catholic League history for Bonner-Prendie/Bonner, which joined the CL in 1956. Breakdown, with TD leader . . .
  52 -- 52-0 over North in 1959. Tony Dolceamore  (three).
  47 -- 47-0 over Neumann in 1959. Seven guys (one apiece).
  46 -- 46-0 over Roman in 1959. Russ Hendricks (two).
  42 -- 42-0 over Neumann in 1978. Wally Rutecki (three).
  40 -- 40-0 over Roman in 1968. Steve Phillips (three).
  39 -- 46-7 over Conwell-Egan in 2019. Derrick Jackson (two).
 
Former NFL players -- two with local roots -- are now giving back. Click here for Corey Sharp's story.
  Click here for Joe Mason's story on Judge sr. two-way tackle Kyle Mulgrave
,

Oct. 5
 
Eastern Regional sports pics . . . Click here for: Varsity field hockey vs. Wyoming Seminary (PA).
 
Tedbit -- In last night's win over Paul VI, Eastern Regional sr. RB Mike Suarez (pic here) tied the school record for points in a game with 32. Oddly, he scored two in the first half on a conversion run and 30 in the second half on runs of 12, 14, 7, 82 and 23 yards. He came VERY close to notching seven TDs; he came up inches short from the 1 very late in the second quarter and lost a 4-yard TD to a holding call very late in the fourth. Here are ER's top point performances . . .
  32 -- Jahre Cheeseman, 2003 vs. Lenape
  32 -- Adam Taliaferro, 1999 vs. Lenape
  32 -- Mike Suarez, 2019 vs. Paul VI
  30 -- Adam Taliaferro, 1999 vs. Shawnee
  30 -- Adam Taliaferro, 1998 vs. Camden Catholic
  26 -- Chris Canty, 1992 vs. Cherry Hill West
  Eastern Regional's
girls soccer team is atop the national rankings. Click here.
  Hatboro-Horsham opted to cancel last night's game with Germantown Academy. Click here for the explanation.

Oct. 4
   In South Jersey football . . .
Eastern Regional beat Paul VI, 57-34, as Mike Suarez scored five TDs (all in the second half) and just missed notching SEVEN. Ted's report is posted. Stats are here. Part one of pics set here. Part two of pics set here.
  Tiiiiime for a Chuck Langerman Chuckbit . . . Click here for: It Was Like He Was the Intended Receiver (Andrew Bartlett, Pinelands Regional HS)
 
Washington Township, in South Jersey, has been playing varsity football since 1964. Click here for records vs. every opponent (league, overall, playoffs) and records by decade.
  On Bill Kashatus' latest podcast. Todd Zolecki breaks down the
Phillies' 2019 season. Click here.
 
Click here for a blurb about a very weird TD from 1964.

Oct. 3
 
Eastern Regional sports pics . . . Click here for: Frosh football vs. West Deptford, varsity girls soccer vs. Shawnee.
  Tedbit -- In 22 games,
Episcopal sr. QB Maurcus McDaniel has produced 3,749 yards and 33 TDs. Six games remain for the Churchmen and Maurcus has a chance to become the first black Inter-Ac quarterback to pass for 3,000 career yards. Only one Episcopal QB (2015 grad Ryan Whayland, with 3,715) has reached 3,000 passing yards. Breakdown for Maurcus . . .
  2017: rushing 57 / 340 / 2 . . . passing 68-129 / 694 / 4.
  2018: rushing 119 / 671 / 6 . . . passing 81-140 / 1,036 / 7.
  2019: rushing 63 / 478 / 7 . . . passing 41-57 / 530 / 7.
  Totals: rushing 239 / 1,489 / 15 . . . passing 190-326 / 2,260 / 18.
  Combined totals: 3,749 / 33. 

 
Congrats!! Tom Taylor, who has forever tracked basketball scoring by Catholic/Public players, is again a grandpop. Lucas Stewart Taylor, son of Curt/Katherine and already nicknamed "The Rifleman" by Tom (here's why), began to brighten the world on Sunday. And he has already mastered the crossover dribble (smile).
 
The nation's Top 25 Catholic football teams. SJ Prep is included. La Salle is being considered. Click here.
 
Washington Township, in South Jersey, has been playing varsity football since 1964. Click here for records, season by season, and for each coach.
  **Click
here to see what former website stalwart Mark "Frog" Carfagno is doing now . . . and how he could help YOU!**
 
At age 96, Penn Charter product Vic Seixas, the 1953 Wimbledon champ, is still going strong. Click here.

Oct. 2
 
Eastern Regional sports pics . . . Click here for: Girls varsity and JV/frosh volleyball vs. Cherry Hill East.
 
Tedbit -- Some schools go "forever" without getting off to at least a  4-0 start. Episcopal has pulled off that feat nine times over the last 17 seasons. Breakdown . . .
  2003: 4-0, 2004: 4-0, 2005: 4-0, 2008: 5-0, 2012: 10-0 total, 2013: 5-0, 2015: 5-0, 2016: 6-0, 2019: 4-0 for now. 

 
Washington Township, in South Jersey, has been playing varsity football since 1964. Click here for game results, season by season, and assorted school records.
 
Click here for a story on Episcopal sr. QB Maurcus McDaniel. He has powered the Churchmen to a 4-0 start.

Oct. 1
  Via Steve Haug . . .
La Salle and Little Flower are the CL golf champs for 2019. Click here for breakdown.
  Tedbit -- The School of Many Names (Southeast Catholic, Bishop Neumann, St. John Neumann, Ss. Neumann-Goretti) is off to a 6-0 start for the third time in 85 seasons of Catholic League membership. The first two times worked out rather well.
  1948: St. Thomas More 25-0 - La Salle 7-0, St. John's 33-0, SJ Prep 39-0, Bartram 20-0, North Catholic 19-6. Finished 10-0-1. Won first 10 before tying Frankford, 6-6, for City Title.
  2017: Interboro 54-25, Northeast 8-7, McDevitt 42-7, West Catholic 20-6, Bonner-Prendie 42-6, Lansdale 40-7. Won first 11 before falling to Southern Columbia in Class 2A state quarterfinal.
  2019: Bloomsburg 22-7, Ryan 38-0, Canarsie (NY) 44-0, Bonner-Prendie 32-15, Conwell-Egan 18-7, McDevitt 44-0. TBD.
 
Wood product James Gillespie, brother of you know who, is having a stellar football season at Widener. Click here.
  Temple safety
Benny Walls (SJ Prep) is the AAC defensive player of the week. Click here.

Sept. 30
  Best wishes going forward to the greatest man you could ever hope to meet, Jack Scheuer. Jack, who played basketball at
Frankford (Class of 1950) and still launches two-handed set shots to this day, has retired after working for Associated Press for 46 years as a sports correspondent. His primary focus: the Phillies and Big 5 basketball. All the VERY best, Jack. You are beloved by all.  Click here for a story with a tribute to Jack (about halfway down that page).
 
Tedbit -- For the fourth time in 35 seasons, at least three Penn Charter guys have rushed for 100 yards in a game. (List includes number of times and highest total.)
  2011, four: Eric Neefe 7 (236), Eric Berger 1 (168), Daryl Worley 1 (115), Kevin Murphy 1 (108).
  1996, three: Pat Larkin 4 (222), Brendan Moore 1 (128), John Daly 1 (118).
  2006, three: Sean McNally 5 (173), Ed Bambino 2 (123), Kashif Smith 1 (101).
  2019, three (through five games): Matthew Marshall 3 (223), Kyle Jones 2 (176), Chandler Turner 1 (102).
  
 
Nugget via Ed "Huck" Palmer -- Wood's six points vs. Roman were its lowest output in a CL division game since zero vs. Kennedy-Kenrick on Oct. 6, 2002. (Add-on from Ted: In that game, K-K broke a record for the longest losing streak in CL games, 29.)
  In 1990,
McDevitt's Gavin Lawrence was a first team All-City offensive lineman. Click here to see what he's doing now via an interview with Fox29's Mike Jerrick.
  Click here for Bill Wasylenko's report on La Salle's loss to SJ Prep.

  Football Top 10 for Southeastern Pennsylvania. Click here.

Sept. 29
  Congrats to
La Salle product Ryan Winslow, who today made his NFL debut by punting for the Arizona Cardinals! His dad, George, likewise a La Salle product, also punted in the NFL. (Ryan is now on this list) George-Ryan are the first "Ours Guys" father-son combo to play in the NFL Click here for a game pic from Ryan's La Salle career and here for a practice pic (kicking off). . . Thanks to Pat McLoone (La Salle '77) and Joe Parisi (long-time La Salle AD) for the news that Ryan made his debut today.
 
Nugget via Ed "Huck" Palmer -- In the first half vs. La Salle, SJ Prep scored TDs on all five possessions, totaled 425 yards and 21 first downs and went 7-for-7 on third-down conversions.
 
Buffalo Bills rookie T Ryan Bates (Wood) will be active for today's game vs. New England. . . Alas, coach Sean McDermott, a graduate of ol' rival La Salle, did not put Ryan onto the field. He was the only dressed Bill not to see action.
 
Tedbit -- O'Hara has scored in single digits for four consecutive games. That has happened just four times (within the same season) in the school's 55 seasons of Catholic League membership.
  1965: Kenrick 8, Dougherty 6, West Catholic 8, Roman 0, St. Thomas More 8 (five games).
  1993: Neumann 7, Kennedy-Kenrick 0, Roman 0, Bonner 0 (to end season).
  1994: Ridley 0, Ryan 7, Bonner 7, Carroll 7 (to start season; completing eight-game streak).
  2019: Judge 6, McDevitt 0, Carroll 7, West Catholic 7.

 
Click here for a story on SJ Prep's 44-13 win over La Salle. And here for a photo set.

Sept. 28
 
Click here for the updated Penn Charter TEAM PAGE. Stats provided by Thomas "Hockey Puck" McKenna.
 
Eastern Regional sports pics . . . Click here for: Boys varsity/JV soccer vs. Camden Catholic.
 
Tedbit -- Lansdale Catholic knows balance. The Crusaders have won three games and lost three games. They have scored 160 points and have yielded . . . you got it, 160.
  James Welde notched three receiving TDs as Bonner-Prendie beat Lansdale Catholic, 40-14. He also plays basketball. His dad, Jim (a k a "Goose"), likewise played hoops at Bonner and coached the Friars for nine seasons (1997-2005).

 
Reminder -- Bob Long's broadcast of tonight's SJ Prep-La Salle showdown will be visible here (7 o'clock start).
  Click here for Bill Kashatus' latest podcast.
Germantown Academy grad Tyler Kepner ('93), a columnist for the New York Times, discusses his book on baseball history.

Sept. 27
   In South Jersey football . . .
Eastern Regional fell to Washington Township, 41-22. Ted's report is posted. Stats here (pic of captains added to page). Pics here.
 
**The 2019 class of the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame will be inducted Thursday Nov. 7. Click here for the names of the inductees and ceremony/reception details.** 
 
Tedbit -- In the 2000s, Wood has suffered losses of at least 25 points just eight times and only five have occurred from 2003-forward. Breakdown . . .
  77 - 77-0 to Carroll, 2000
  43 - 43-0 to Ryan, 2002
  39 - 47-8 to Carroll, 2001
  35 - 49-14 to SJ Prep, 2018
  29 - 38-9 to Peddie (NJ), 2019
  28 - 28-0 to Selinsgrove, 2009
  27 - 34-7 to Thomas Jefferson, 2008
  26 - 26-0 to O'Hara, 2005
  Bob Long's broadcast of tomorrow's SJ Prep-La Salle showdown will be visible here (7 o'clock start).
  Eastern Regional product English Gardner is competing at the world track championships. Click here

 
La Salle sr. LB Dillon Trainer, a Delaware recruit, is an unquestioned leader. Click here

Sept. 26
 
Eastern Regional sports pics . . . Click here for: Frosh football vs. Washington Township. (Set includes six pics at end that failed to download the first time around.)
 
Tedbit -- In its first two games, Eastern Regional
set a school record for biggest swing, 89 points. Lost by 37 to Holy Spirit (52-15), beat Cherry Hill East by 52 (58-6). Previous mark: 63 in 2017. Lost by 44 to Timber Creek (47-3, beat Pennsauken by 19 (40-21).

Sept. 25
 
Eastern Regional sports pics (TWO SETS) . . . Click here for: Girls varsity soccer vs. Lenape . . . Click here for: Varsity field hockey vs. Cherry Hill East, frosh/JV girls soccer vs. Lenape. (Soccer games were part of a Coaches Vs. Cancer tripleheader.)
 
The nation's Top 25 Catholic football teams. SJ Prep and La Salle are included. Wood is being considered. Click here.
 
Tedbit -- Just three games into his junior year, SJ Prep's Kyle McCord already owns the fifth highest total for career passing yards in school history. He has passed 261-for-417 (63 percent) for 3,715 yards and 42 TDs. Understandably, he played very little as a freshman, but has averaged 217 yards over 17 games as a soph/junior. The Ohio State commit could play another 25-odd games, so we could be looking at 9,000-plus yards. Amazing! Here are the Prep's Super Six (with yards, final season, colleges) . . .
  4,859 - Skyler Mornhinweg, 2011 (Florida / Columbia)
  4,660 - Frank Costa, 1989 (Miami)
  3,872 - Chris Whitney, 2006 (Villanova)
  3,785 - Marquez McCray, 2017 (Sacred Heart)
  3,715 - Kyle McCord, 2020
  3,414 - Chris Martin, 2013 (Johns Hopkins)
  Click here for Joe Mason's story on Penn Charter's Ryan Bradby, a dual contributor as a soccer player and kicker.
 
Click here for Joe Mason's story on Ryan soccer star Sarah Szychulski (and, yes, that surname is very familiar to guys of a certain age).

  Click here for a blurb about ER's girls soccer team, which is on a 25-game unbeaten streak.

Sept. 24
 
Eastern Regional sports pics . . . Click here for: Practices for all three levels, football and field hockey.
  Click
here for: Never Know Where You'll See a Hoagie.

 
Abington QB Tamir Berthau is the son of former Ben Franklin baseball star/minor leaguer Terrell Berthau (and his coach is former La Salle star Kevin Conlin). Click here
 
Tedbit -- Through four games, Penn Charter has scored 185 points (41 vs. Lansdale, 44 apiece vs. C-E and Central, 56 vs. Upper Dublin). That's the most in a four-game span since 209 in 1915 (7 vs. Swarthmore Prep in a loss, 127 vs. Friends' Central, 49 vs. Episcopal, 26 vs. Germantown Academy).
  Nuggets via Ed "Huck" Palmer --
SCH Academy scored on five of its first six scrimmage plays vs. Ryan. Five were run in the first half and by then Ryan had seven kickoff returns (six for Justin Collier). Also, Ryan ran 53 of the game's first 59 scrimmage plays.
  Tiiiiime for a Chuck Langerman Chuckbit . . . Woodrow Wilson (Camden) soph QB Devin Kargman is already challenging his brother's legacy. Click here.
  Nice award for frosh Lafayette field hockey player
Sydney Woolston (Eastern Regional
). Click here.   
  ER owns the No. 1 spot in the Courier-Post's girls soccer rankings. Click here. And the No. 2 spot in national rankings! Click here.

Sept. 23
 
Eastern Regional sports pics . . . Click here for: Girls varsity/JV/frosh volleyball vs. Washington Township.
  **Paid scorekeepers and/or interns are being sought for games in adult basketball leagues. The leagues run over three time frames through the calendar year and the games -- most are played on Saturday afternoon/evening and Sunday morning -- are held at FiDonce Gym, 3640 G Street (near Erie Avenue), in Philadelphia. If interested, contact Steve Reid at 215-941-0714. Thanks.**
  Nuggets via Ed "Huck" Palmer -- Roman's Shemar Ellis ran the ball 32 times vs. Chester. Chester ran just 30 plays total . . . Vs. McDevitt, Bonner-Prendie held the ball through the entire fourth quarter, almost. The drive featured 19 plays, all runs, and ended with 0:35 left.
 
**Click here for a page that details Eastern Regional's softball history.**
 
Tedbit -- Since 1980, Bonner-Prendie (nee Bonner) has won at least three of its first four games eight times. The Friars are now 3-1.
  2019: 3-1
  2014: 4-0 (reached 7-0 before first loss)
  2001: 4-0 (reached 7-0 before first loss)
  1989: 4-0 (lost next game)
  1985: 4-0 (reached 7-0 before first loss)
  1984: 4-0 (reached 7-0 before first loss)
  1981: 3-1 (lost next game)

  Football Top 10 for Southeastern Pennsylvania. Click here.

Sept. 22
  This is frustrating . . . Three on-the-doorstep NFL "Our Guys" are again inactive today: Eagles DE
Shareef Miller (Washington), Bills OL Ryan Bates (Wood) and Falcons WR Olmaide Zaccheaus (SJ Prep).
  Tedbit --
ADJUSTED (due to incorrect original info) One week after totaling 211 yards on four TDs vs. Roman, SCH Academy sr. Ke'Shawn Williams totaled 197 yards on three TDs vs. Ryan. In order, reception of 55 yards, kickoff return of 76 yards and reception of 66 yards. So, on the seven TDs, he totaled 408 yards (58.3 average). Stats courtesy of the legendary Thomas "Hockey Puck" McKenna. Corrections provided by the ever-reliable Ed "Huck" Palmer.
  ER product Tom Flacco was outstanding in Towson's overtime loss to Villanova. Click here.
  At halftime of its game (6 p.m. start) with Roman on Oct. 11 at Ramp Playground, Judge will honor its back-to-back 1983-84 Catholic League football champs. (After the game, the celebration will continue at the nearby Knights of Columbus, 3405 Welsh Road. Cost is $25 and includes buffet, draft beer, wine and soda. Send an email to Kevin Huckel at khuckel@fatherjudge.com if you plan to attend.)

  Click here for Aaron Carter's story on Bonner-Prendie's win over McDevitt.

Sept. 21
 
ER beat New Trier (IL), 7-0, in its second game in the field hockey event featuring national powers. ER is ranked No. 2. NT is No. 11. 
  Click
here for a pic of  Eastern Regiona's football cheerleaders.
  Tedbit -- This is season No. 133 for Penn Charter football and last night the Quakers blanked Upper Dublin, 56-0. That was the 28th shutout with a margin of at least 50 points. Here are the Top 10 (all but one occurred in the 1800s) . . .
  127-0 -- Friends' Central, 1915
  122-0 -- Philadelphia Manual Training, 1891
    84-0 -- Episcopal, 1888
    78-0 -- Cheltenham Military, 1891
    78-0 -- Delancey School, 1897
    74-0 -- St. Luke's, 1891
    74-0 -- Cheltenham Military, 1895
    74-0 -- Delancey School, 1888
    70-0 -- Friends' Central, 1891
    70-0 -- Germantown Academy, 1891
 
Click here for the updated Penn Charter TEAM PAGE. Stats provided by Thomas "Hockey Puck" McKenna.
  ER beat Frank W. Cox (VA), 3-0, in its first game in the field hockey event featuring national powers. ER is ranked No. 2. Cox is No. 4.

Sept. 20
  In South Jersey football . . .
Eastern Regional beat Cherry Hill East, 58-6. Ted's report is posted. Stats here. Pics here.
  Click
here for: After a 93-Yard TD, You're Allowed to be Tired.

 
Eastern Regional sports pics . . . Click here for: Boys varsity/JV soccer vs. Cherokee.
 
Tedbit -- In nine career games vs. the Eagles, Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan (Penn Charter) has now passed for 2,330 yards and 18 TDs.
  Year: C-A -- Yards -- TDs
  2008: 23-44 -- 277 -- 2
  2010: 23-42 -- 250 -- 2
  2011: 17-28 -- 195 -- 4
  2012: 22-20 -- 262 -- 3
  2015: 23-34 -- 298 -- 2
  2016: 18-33 -- 267 -- 1
  2017: 22-36 -- 210 -- 1
  2018: 21-43 -- 251 -- 0
  2019: 27-43 -- 320 -- 3
  (2017 game was playoff)
  Totals:  196-332 -- 2,330 -- 18
  In the field hockey showcase event featuring national powers, to be held at The Proving Grounds (725 Conshohocken Rd., Conshohocken, PA, 19428), Eastern Regional will play at 5 o'clock today and 11 a.m. tomorrow. Details here.

Sept. 19
 
Tiiiiime for a Chuck Langerman Chuckbit . . . Cory Booker was known nationwide long before he became a politician. Click here.   
 
The nation's Top 25 Catholic football teams. SJ Prep is included. La Salle and Wood are being considered. Click here.
  Another push is being made to get all-time
Roman coach Billy Markward into the hoops Hall of Fame. Click here for Frank Fitzpatrick's story.

Sept. 18
 
Eastern Regional sports pics (TWO sets) . . . Click here for: Girls varsity volleyball vs. Williamstown and here for girls varsity soccer vs. Cherry Hill East.
  As noted Monday, Jasmeen Duque made her football debut for
Eastern Regional in a JV game vs. Holy Spirit. Where was she last year? What special honor did she win? Click here for a pic/details.
  Tedbit --
McDevitt sr. QB Lonnie Rice needs 184 yards of rushing/passing to reach 4,000 for his career. Breakdown:
  2016: (-32) rushing -- 32 passing.
  2017: 648 rushing -- 542 passing.
  2018: 832 rushing -- 869 passing.
  2019: 394 rushing -- 531 passing.
  Totals: 1,842 rushing (29 TDs)-- 1,974 passing (14 TDs) -- 3,816 total yards (43 TDs). Has also scored one TD with an interception.
  ER product Tom Flacco, QB at Towson and Joe's brother, is being eyed by NFL scouts. Click here.
 
  Wood's Dom D'Alessio thought his football days were over. Now he's a two-way starter. Click here.
  ER owns spots in the Courier-Post's soccer rankings. Girls here and boys here.

Sept. 17
 
Eastern Regional sports pics . . . Click here for: Olympic Conference boys/girls cross country batch meet (set includes runners from all schools). **Bonus set: The meet last September that was held in outrageous rain. Click here.**
 
Click here for: Boys This Direction . . . Girls That Direction . . .  Watch Out!

  Eastern Regional's field hockey team is pushing forward without injured superstar Kara Heck. Click here for Ryan Lawrence's story.
  Roman sr. basketball star Lynn Greer is planning to reclassify. Click here.
  Click here for Joe Mason's story on productive Ryan combo Cole Lowe (QB) and Justin Collier (WR).
  College commitments for
Eastern Regional female athletes, according to the Courier-Post . . . field hockey: Kara Heck, Boston College; Elise Pettisani, Rutgers; Nina Santore, Quinnipiac; Tara Somers, Saint Joseph's; Theresa Schmus, Vermont . . . soccer: Sara Brocious, Saint Joseph's; Kelli McGroarty, La Salle; Riley Tiernan, Rutgers (a junior).

Sept. 16
 
Eastern Regional sports pics . . . Click here for: Girls varsity/JV tennis warmups, JV football vs. Holy Spirit, girls varsity soccer vs. Cherry Hill West.
  **Click
here for: All That Jas! (ER's Jasmeen Duque makes her grid debut . . . And click here for a pregame pic).**

 
Click here for Aaron Carter's video highlights of three games: Franklin/Boys' Latin, Imhotep/Malvern and Carroll/West Catholic.
  Tedbit -- In 12 total chances, four Inter-Ac teams have combined to score at least 40 points eight times . . .
  3, Penn Charter (41 Lansdale, 44 C-E, 44 Central)
  2, Germantown Academy (48 McDevitt, 42 Judge)
  2, SCH Academy (41 Central, 44 Roman)
  1, Episcopal (49 Brooklyn Tech, NY)
  Tiiiiime for a Chuck Langerman Chuckbit . . . Cedar Creek receiver Malachi Melton ties a very impressive record. Click here.   
  Football Top 10 for Southeastern Pennsylvania. Click here.
 
Bill Wasylenko's reports on La Salle's first four games: Imhotep is here . . . North Penn is here . . . Malvern is here . . . Haverford School is here.

Sept. 15
  Two "Our Guys" -- Eagles DE
Shareef Miller (Washington) and Falcons WR Olamide Zaccheaus (SJ Prep) -- could have made their NFL debuts tonight against each other, but . . . they're inactive.
  Tedbit --
ADJUSTED (due to incorrect original info). Yesterday vs. Roman, SCH Academy sr. Ke'Shawn Williams totaled 211 yards on four TDs. In order, receptions of 11, 54 and 62 yards and an interception covering 84 yards. Those stats come courtesy of the legendary Thomas "Hockey Puck" McKenna, who has seen three straight games in which the winning team has scored 44 points (also Penn Charter twice). "Dat  gotta be a city wecord, wight?" (smile)
Corrections provided by the ever-reliable Ed "Huck" Palmer.
  Click here for Aaron Carter's story on Carroll's win over West Catholic.  
 
Cross country previews including Eastern Regional . . . Boys here and girls here.

Sept. 14
 
Eastern Regional sports pics . . . Click here for: Frosh girls soccer vs. Haddonfield.
 
Tedbit -- With 41 vs. Lansdale Catholic and 44 apiece vs. Conwell-Egan and Central, Penn Charter has scored at least 40 points in three consecutive games for the first time in . . . 100 years! In the last three games in 1919: 41 vs. Episcopal, 42 vs. Germantown Academy and 68 vs. Friends' Central.  
 
Click here for the updated Penn Charter TEAM PAGE. Stats provided by Thomas "Hockey Puck" McKenna.
  Preview including Eastern Regional . . . Girls tennis here.

Sept. 13
  In South Jersey football . . .
Eastern Regional fell to Holy Spirit, 52-15. Ted's report is here. Stats here. Pics here.
  Note: The starting time for tonight's Eastern Regional at Holy Spirit football opener has been changed to
6 o'clock. Game will be broadcast live on 97.3 FM and the internet.
  Joe Rapczynski, author of The Junior Varsity Team Is Playing (North Catholic's magical basketball moment in 1968), will be the guest speaker at a networking continental breakfast, 7:37 to 9 a.m., on Friday, Oct. 18, at The Union League of Philadelphia. To reserve a spot, contact Ray Alcaraz at
ralcaraz@oblates.org
or 410-398-3057.
  Former Northeast star Deion Barnes is the defensive coordinator at his alma mater. Click here.
  Neumann-Goretti sr. F Che' Evans, a transfer from a school in Maryland, will play college basketball at San Diego State.

  Tedbit -- Most catches in one game by CL receivers:
  15, Don Clune, O'Hara, 1969
  15, Ryan Golin, Conwell-Egan, 2007
  14, Sean Coleman, La Salle, 2012
  14, Justin Collier, Ryan, 2019 (In last week's game vs. Interboro. The 14 snags produced 175 yards and two TDs)
 
**Tom Armour is in his 50th season -- 25 apiece for boys/girls -- as the volleyball coach at Eastern Regional. Click here for a page that details his career.**
  The Top 99 high school coaches in New Jersey history have been picked.
Eastern Regional field hockey coach Danyle Heilig is No. 2. Click here.
  Preview including Eastern Regional . . . Girls volleyball here.

Sept. 12
 
Eastern Regional sports pics . . . Click here for: Boys frosh/JV/varsity soccer vs. Shawnee (until monsoon time).
  Click
here for: Not Your Usual Spectator.
  Camden sr. F Lance Ware will play college basketball at Kentucky.
  Tedbit -- 300-yard passing performances by guys from the CL's current/former schools in Northeast Philly (broad definition).
  379, Sean McGovern, Dougherty, 2000
  368, Chris Fagan, Judge, 1987
  338, Ben Dever, Dougherty, 1998
  330, Aidan Dooley, Judge, 2019
  321, Dale Curry, Judge, 2003
  315, Cole Lowe, Ryan, 2019
  309, Rus Slawter, Ryan, 2006
  Click here for Mike Sielski's story on Atlanta Falcons QB
Matt Ryan (Penn Charter), in a Carson Wentz context.

  Eastern Regional's football opener is one day away and the TEAM PAGE is here. Roster included.
  Previews including Eastern Regional . . . Football here and boys soccer here. And click here for boys soccer rankings.

Sept. 11
  Congrats to
Ryan sr. Cole Lowe, who now owns the school record for passing yards in one game, with 315. He posted that number in a 39-29 win over Interboro.
 
Neumann-Gorettti sr. WG Cam Young will play college basketball at Bowling Green.
 
The nation's Top 25 Catholic football teams. SJ Prep is included. La Salle is being considered. Click here.

  Tiiiiime for a Chuckbit . . . On 9/11, remembering West Deptford football star Nick Brandemarti (RIP). Click here.   

Sept. 10
 
Eastern Regional sports pics . . . Click here for: Girls varsity tennis warmups, boys JV/varsity soccer vs. Timber Creek.
 
Tedbit -- Congrats to Lansdale Catholic sr. RB Danny Dutkiewicz, who now owns 3,000-plus career yards of rushing/receiving!
  RUSHING (472 carries / 2,784 yards / 26 TDs)
  2016: None; 2017: 194/1,108/9; 2018: 231/1,286/11; 2019: 47/390/6
.
  RECEIVING (20 catches / 247 yards / 1 TD)
  2016: 4/37/0; 2017: 8/113/1: 2018: 2/3/0; 2019: 6/94/0.
  TOTALS 492 touches, 3,031 yards, 27 TDs 
  For the fourth time in his career, Muhlenberg jr. QB
Michael "Neeko" Hnatkowsky (Penn Charter) has earned weekly honors in the Centennial Conference. Click here.
 
Football Top 10 for Southeastern Pennsylvania. Click here.
  Previews including Eastern Regional . . . Field hockey here and girls soccer here.

Sept. 9
 
Eastern Regional sports pics . . . Click here for: Varsity/JV field hockey vs. Lenape.
  Click
here for: Time to Have Fun! (Large version here.)

 
Tedbit -- Penn Charter sr. K Ryan Bradby now owns 119 career points, thanks to 80 PAT and 13 FG. Also, over the last 40 seasons, he has been the only PC kicker to collect 11 points in a game (twice). Top performances, 1980-2019:
  11, Ryan Bradby, 2018 vs. Haverford School (5 K, 2 FG)
  11, Ryan Bradby, 2019 vs. Lansdale (5-2)
  10, Colin Mattice, 2014 vs. Roxborough (4-2)
    9, Mark Skoczynski, 1984 vs. Haverford School (3-2)
    9, Eric Muller, 2005 vs. Pius Roseto (6-1)
    9, Eric Muller, 2005 vs. Episcopal (3-2)
    9, Adam Kuper, 2014 vs. SCH Academy (6-1)
    9, Colin Mattice, 2015 vs. Germantown Academy (6-1)
    9, Adam Kuper, 2016 vs. Interboro (3-2)
    9, Ryan Bradby, 2017 vs. Interboro (6-1)
    9, Ryan Bradby, 2018 vs. Blair Academy (6-1)

  Click here for Aaron Carter's video highlights of three games: Bartram/Washington, Penn Charter/Conwell-Egan and La Salle/Malvern.

Sept. 8
 
**Happy 69th birthday to the legend of allllllll legends, Thomas "Hockey Puck" McKenna.** 
 
Tedbit -- How many active coaches can make this claim? For the second time in nine seasons, Tommy Coyle's team has ONE captain. Eric Condron in 2011 at Judge, Kyle Jones this season at Penn Charter. Love it!
  Click here for Joe Mason's story on Cheltenham football coach Ryan Nase, a
Judge grad.
  Click here for Aaron Carter's story on La Salle's win over Malvern.
  SJ Prep jr. LB Jeremiah Trotter
will play college football at Clemson. Click here.
  In Bill Kashatus' latest podcast, former Phillies pitcher Randy Lerch talks about his problems with addiction. Click here.

Sept. 7
 
Tedbit -- Malvern is off to an 0-2 start for just the seventh time over the last 61 seasons (and first time since '98).
  2019: 0-2 - 1998: 0-3 - 1991: 0-3 - 1984: 0-2 - 1981: 0-3 - 1977: 0-2 - 1967: 0-8.
 
Eastern Regional sports pics . . . Click here for: Girls frosh/JV/varsity soccer vs. Washington Township.
  Click
here for: Just Call Her Kelli Mc"Goal"ty.
  Click here for the updated Penn Charter TEAM PAGE. Stats provided by Thomas "Hockey Puck" McKenna.
  Click here for Mike Jensen's story on West Chester football coach Bill Zwaan (former star QB at Carroll
), who fought through a beyond-challenging offseason, health-wise.

Sept. 6
 
Eastern Regional sports pics . . . Click here for: Girls varsity volleyball vs. Paul VI.
 
Sept. 5
 
Eastern Regional sports pics . . . Click here for: Girls cross country practice, boys varsity soccer vs. Lenape, frosh football vs. Willingboro.
  Click
here for: Team Celebration Pic for the Frosh Footballers.
  Click
here for: Never Know Where You'll See Basketball Mainstays.

  Click
here for: Never Know When a Guy Will Do a Push-up.
  Tedbit -- CL receiving performances of at least 200 yards . . .
  276, Will Fuller, Roman, 2011
  252, Don Clune, O'Hara, 1969
  241, Sarina Oeub, Dougherty, 1999
  236, Dontae Mason, McDevitt, 2015
  232, Will Fuller, Roman, 2012
  223, Kevin LeSage, Bonner, 2001
  220, AJ Frazier, Roman, 2012
  218, Nate Smith, Wood, 2011
  213, Troy Holland, La Salle, 2016
  205, Greg Geraghty, O'Hara, 1999
  202, Dan Foy, Judge, 2019
  (Know of others?
tedtee307@yahoo.com. Thanks.)
  Former website stalwart Amauro "Amar" Austin is guiding another budding Friends' Central hoops star with Philly Pride. Click here for Aaron Carter's story.
  Click here for a story on
Eastern Regional's dynamic soccer duo, coach Jamie McGroarty and his star daughter, Kelli.
  The nation's Top 25 Catholic football teams. SJ Prep is included. Click here.

 
Summer Project 2019 . . . Click here. Pics of athletes from the late '70s to early '90s (random order). **Project complete. Thanks for paying attention.**

Sept. 4
 
Eastern Regional sports pics . . . Click here for: Varsity/JV girls volleyball practice.
 
Completed project . . . Thanks to the all-time hustler, Tom Taylor, these seven CL basketball pages now include scoring for the 1939 season: La S  - North - Roman - SC/Neum/N-G - SJP - STM - West.-Thanks, Tom! (All seasons from 1939 through 2019 are now included for 19 schools.) 
 
Penn Charter product Mike Siani has completed his second minor league season. Click here for his stats. And here for brother Sammy's one-season stats.
  Tiiiiime for a Chuckbit . . . Basketball headliner Laura Harper (Cheltenham grad) has a new coaching gig. Click here
 
Summer Project 2019 . . . Click here. Pics of athletes from the late '70s to early '90s (random order).

Sept. 3
 
Eastern Regional sports pics . . . Click here for: Varsity field hockey vs. Camden Catholic.
  Check out this tweet from yesterday about the all-time legend, Thomas "Hockey Puck" McKenna.
 
Tedbit -- Recaps of five notable Penn Charter wins . . .
  No. 100 -- 6-5 over Brown Prep, 10/27/1903. Newell Pfeiffer scored the TD (worth five points back then) and Dudley Shoemaker kicked the extra point.
  No. 200 -- 42-0 over Episcopal on 11/12/20. Clark "Pete" Brill (three) and Ray Riday (two) combined for five TDs. Harlan Statzell went 6-for-6 on PAT.
  No. 300 -- 26-6 over Glen-Nor (now Interboro) on 10/13/45. Sub Rudy Kling rushed for two TDs. Tony Cervino and Harry Alsentzer had one apiece.
  No. 400 -- 15-13 over Lawrenceville School (NJ) on 9/23/67. Pete Johnson passed to Pat Holmes for the first TD and then to Ralph Palaia for the conversion. A blocked punt/recovery by Ed Marshall set up TD No. 2, a run by Rick Mellor. (Mellor was PC's baseball coach for 33 years and is still a football assistant.)
  No. 500 -- 35-0 over Haverford School on 10/22/83. Ed Small passed for two scores, Pat Delaney (brother of actress Kim Delaney) ran for 156 yards and Joe DiGiovanni made 11 tackles.

 
Weekly Southeastern PA Top 10 is here.
  ER grad Tom Flacco had a big game for Towson. Click here.

 
Summer Project 2019 . . . Click here. Pics of athletes from the late '70s to early '90s (random order).

Sept. 2
 
Tedbit -- Hard to believe . . . So far in CL cross-division games, Blue (small enrollment) is 3-0 vs. Red (large enrollment). C-E 23, Roman 21 . . . N-G 38, Ryan 0 . . . Lansdale 44, Judge 42.
  Bill Wasylenko's reports, via Facebook, on La Salle's first two games. Imhotwp is here and North Penn is here.
  Click here for Aaron Carter's video look at two weekend games: Fkd/Chelt and HS/NE.
  South Jersey guys Kyle McCord and Jeremiah Trotter are headliners at
SJ Prep. Click here.
 
Articles on Wood players: Ryan DiVergilis here and Temple QB Anthony Russo here.
 
Eastern Regional grad Austyn Cuneo is a field hockey captain at Rutgers. Click here.
 
Summer Project 2019 . . . Click here. Pics of athletes from the late '70s to early '90s (random order).


Sept. 1
  Tedbit -- In case you're wondering . . .
Penn Charter earned football win No. 600 on Sept. 21, 2002. The visiting Quakers topped Peddie School (NJ), 28-12, as future NFLer Matt Ryan passed for two TDs and future NBAer Sean Singletary scored two TDs (reception, interception).
  Part 2 of Inky's coverage
-- story about QB Jack Machita -- on La Salle's Friday night win over North Penn. Click here.
 
Summer Project 2019 . . . Click here. Pics of athletes from the late '70s to early '90s (random order). **Bonus pic: Head shots of 20 stars from the 1977 Sonny Hill League (summertime basketball).**