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GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
*If you happen to have a copy of the Sept./Oct. 1990 edition of Philly Sports Magazine, please contact Isaiah Montgomery at hbgsharks25@gmail.com. Thank you! 
 
*Jim Lannigan, former football star at Father Judge High, has created a LinkedIn group for former All-City honorees in football, basketball and baseball. Post promotions that your company has. Promote a beef and beer that you are having for a charity event, Connect with those that are coaching or involved with the sport that you were involved with during your high school years, network, or just get back in touch, etc. Click here for the group's page. 

SOCCER
 
*Malvern Prep seeks a head coach for 2015. Send resume, cover letter, updated clearances and references to athletic director Kurt Ruch at kruch@malvernprep.org by Dec. 15.
 
*Matt Davis, former Bishop McDevitt multisport athlete and student writer for this website, is now the head coach at Mount Aloysius College, a D-III school in Cresson, Pa. (near Altoona). If you've got game and think you'd like to be part of Matt's program, send him an email at mattdavissoccer@gmail.com.

FOOTBALL
 
*The commemorative book -- "La Salle College High School - 100 Years of Football History" -- has been released. It was written by 1969 grad Bill Wasylenko. Proceeds on book sales will benefit the school's Touchdown Club. The book is on sale at home games and can also be purchased on this eBay page. 
 
*The eighth annual Global Football Bowl will return to Italy in March as Team Stars & Stripes plays an Italian Junior (Under 19) Team in Rome. Coach Bill Gallagher will again select the roster. High school coaches may nominate deserving seniors, who have shown leadership on and off the field, by contacting Gallagher at bgallagher@episcopalacademy.org or 215-542-7505. 
 
  *The Sports Fan Base Network (SFBN) is streaming games in 2014. To watch the games, go to www.sportsfanbasenetwork.com and click the "Live and On Demand Events" link in the middle of the screen. Click on the selected game, then the video player will open up on your screen. The game can be viewed on any computer with Internet as well as some video capable smart phones, including but not limited to, iPhones. Also, SFBN will be tweeting live during the game so feel free to follow us @The_SFBN with the #sfbn. The game is FREE OF CHARGE for all viewers so make sure you tune in to SFBN on Saturday night!
 
*The 2014 Pennsylvania Football News Resource Guide, which has 399 pages packed with schedules, all-time lists/records/etc., is now available. Visit www.pafootballnews.com and click on the book's cover to reach the page with complete info on what's in the book, and how to order.     
 
*Videos of the 2014 City All-Star Football Game are now available for purchase. Contact Brian Fluck at brianfluckwc@hotmail.com for info. 
 
 
*Several game films from Bonner's 1984 season (with '83 to come) are available for viewing through Dropbox. For more info, contact Paul Golden at paul.golden@gmail.com.  

  *Bill Wasylenko, La Salle High's football historian, seeks tapes of games involving the Explorers from all eras. He already has many tapes from 1988 to 2012, along with a few from '75 and '76 and some from the early '60s. Bill may be reached at explorerfb@gmail.com.
 
*"When Winning Hurts", a book by player Porfirio Barrera about George Washington High's 1991 Public League football champions, is available for $12.95 at www.amazon.com, www.barnesandnoble.com and www.outskirtspress.com/bookstore. Click here for a synopsis.
 
*If you would like to become a sponsor (or make a donation) for the City All-Star Game, please contact game director Brian Fluck at 215-386-2244, ext. 265, or brianfluckwc@hotmail.com

  *Videos of the 2013 City All-Star Football Game are now available for purchase. Contact Brian Fluck at brianfluckwc@hotmail.com for info.*
 

BASKETBALL
 
*On Jan. 19, at 12:30, between games of a ML King Day girl-boy doubleheader, Frankford High will name its basketball court for the late Vince Miller, who steered the boys' team to consecutive Public League championships (1988-89; only titles in school history) and 351 wins over 27 seasons. There will be speakers and many former players are expected to attend. More info to come . . .    
 
*Guards David Johnson (Comm Tech) and D.J. Alexander, all-league selections last season, are now sophs at Burlington County Community College (New Jersey) and assistant coach Jordan Ingram, a former player at Archbishop Carroll and Fairleigh Dickinson, is trying to place them in great-fit, four-year colleges. If you'd like to learn more about these players, please contact Jordan at 215-779-4243 (cell) or jingram360@gmail.com.
 
*If you happen to have a copy of the Sept./Oct. 1990 edition of Philly Sports Magazine, please contact Isaiah Montgomery at hbgsharks25@gmail.com. Thank you! 
 
*Paul Hutter, author of a book detailing Ivy League basketball history, is available to speak to groups interested in that topic. He may be reached at phutt70@gmail.com.

  *Baltimore City CC is seeking high-level players from the Philadelphia area. Contact coach Terry Maczko at TMaczko@bccc.edu.
 
*Click here for info about a book, written by Germantown Academy basketball all-timer Paul Hutter (Princeton alum), that examines the glory era of Ivy League basketball.   
 
*Click here for info/signup sheet on Germantown Academy's ongoing program for kids in grades 1 to 4. 

  *Games involving city-leagues teams are being telecast this season on www.sportsfanbase.com, with former Northeast High baseball star Ari Bluestein as the play-by-play man. Ari's twitter handle is The_SFBN. And click here for SFBN's Facebook page. 

  *Click here for ISAA's assorted offerings. 
  *Joseph DeMayo, son of Joe DeMayo, long-time college basketball referee and the assigner of referees for the Catholic League, is experiencing a health issue (kidney failure) that has left him out of work and facing financial challenges. To help Joseph and his family, referees Wally Rutecki, Michael Chesney and John Hughes have started a tax deductible fund. If you can contribute, please send a check to Joseph DeMayo Kidney Fight Fund, 533 Vernon Road, Springfield, PA 19064. Thank you. 
  *Bill Williams, long-time assistant at Southern, is selling DVDs of Philly high school games going back to 1989. Click
here for his website page and contact info.

SPECIAL NOTES
 
*Please check out a business owned by Ed Kerr, Jr., a 1960 West Catholic grad and long-time supporter of the school's athletic programs (also mover/shaker in alumni association) -- www.SafetyBroadcast.com. Thanks!  
 
*The Sports Chatter Guys -- Gene Giello, Paul J. Solari and Kevin Midgette -- are back on Philly airwaves: Mondays, noon to 1 p.m., on WWDB-860 AM. The show can also be heard on the Internet at www.WWDBam.com and by dialing 712-432-6621. That's right. You can access the show via your smart phone. Number to call in and participate: 610-664-4100. (The show is replayed Tuesdays from 7 to 8 p.m. and the podcast is available by going to "programs" and searching for Sports Chatter Show. Also, you can visit www.sportschattertalk.com.)
  *Joseph DeMayo, son of Joe DeMayo, long-time college basketball referee and the assigner of referees for the Catholic League, is experiencing a health issue (kidney failure) that has left him out of work and facing financial challenges. To help Joseph, referees Wally Rutecki, Michael Chesney and John Hughes have started a tax deductible fund. If you can contribute, please send a check to Joseph DeMayo Kidney Fight Fund, 533 Vernon Road, Springfield, PA 19064. Thank you. 

BOOK ANNOUNCEMENTS
  *The commemorative book -- "La Salle College High School - 100 Years of Football History" -- has been released. It was written by 1969 grad Bill Wasylenko. Proceeds on book sales will benefit the school's Touchdown Club. The book is on sale at home games and can also be purchased on this eBay page.
 
*Click here for info about a book, written by Germantown Academy basketball all-timer Paul Hutter (Princeton alum), that examines the glory era of Ivy League basketball.
 
  *Longtime website contributor Ted Taylor has completed “The Duke of Milwaukee . . . The Life and Times of Al Simmons, Baseball’s Forgotten Superstar.” It is available by mail from TTA Authentic LLC, PO Box 273, Abington PA 19001. Cost is $15, which includes postage and handling (book store SRP of $11.95). It is also on sale at selected outlets, including the Philadelphia Athletics Historical Society in Hatboro, PA. The book was published by The Educational Publisher, 1313 Chesapeake Ave., Columbus, OH (www.EduPublisher.com). For additional info, or to schedule a book signing, contact Ted at ted@tedtaylor.com or 215-576-7212. 

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