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*Philadelphia Area Baseball will hold a showcase event for rising seventh- and eighth-graders interested in drawing attention from quality high school programs and travel teams. The event will be held June 24, 2020, at Philadelphia Energy Field, 3501 Moore Street, Phila. 19146. Players will run sprints, participate in batting practice, infield-outfield drills and pitching sessions, depending on interests. Cost is $100 per player. Register early to reserve a spot. Go to philadelphiaareabaseball.com, click on the sign-up tab to get directed to the registration page, then click "MS Showcase." For description in payment type click "Showcase." Also, checks can be mailed to 3200 Penrose Ferry Road, Phila., 19145.
*Click here to see what former website stalwart Mark "Frog" Carfagno is doing now . . . and how he could help YOU!
*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.
*The revised second edition of Joe Rapczynski's book on the amazing feat of North Catholic's 1968 basketball junior varsity can now be purchased via Barnes&Noble. Click here.
*Jimmy Grant just finished his 5th book on football history. Holy Wars chronicles the history of Catholic School football at the high school and collegiate level. There is a short feature on the North Catholic/Frankford Rivalry. The book is available here.
*The Narberth Summer Basketball League, for players from seventh grade through 12th, is preparing for its 74th season. Players/parents: Send an email to administrator Mike Herron at email@example.com to receive an application. The draft will take place in mid-April and the league will run from early May through late July.*
*Ted Taylor, who long lit up this website with columns on baseball cards and other sports memorabilia, is hosting two radio shows each week on www.wrdv.com and www.wrdv.org -- Tuesday, 8 a.m. to noon, big band and swing. Wednesday, 10 p.m. to 1 a.m., old time rock 'n roll. On the radio . . . WRDV FM 89.3 Bucks/Montgomery; 107.3 Philadelphia; 97.1 Bensalem and WLBS FM 91.7 Bristol-Levittown.
*Coaches/league administrators/organization leaders: Click here for info on Modell's Team Weeks program. The Philly area rep is Jake Tarlini - 917-453-3841 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
*If you have a film of the 1968 Catholic League football championship game, Cardinal Dougherty vs. Monsignor Bonner, please contact Earl "Skip" Ziegenfuss at email@example.com. Thanks!
*Coaches, education majors, phys ed teachers, student-athletes . . . Would you like to work at Future Stars Day Camps in summer 2020? Start the process now. Click here and submit your application.
*David Richman has written a book about the early years of the 76ers . . . His dad, Ike, was the owner and a guy named Wilt was his roommate. "Wilt, Ike, & Me" may be purchased here.
*Robert D. Oberst has written a second book, Renaissance Olympian, about Gene Oberst's very interesting life. Gene played football at Notre Dame for coach/mentor Knute Rockne, medaled in the javelin in the Olympics, coached two championship football teams at Roman and later became a professor and artist. The book may be purchased via Amazon. Please click here. Thank you.
*Bill Clausen is selling City Title football programs from 1945 to 1979 (almost all seasons). Cost: $10 apiece. He may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Cardinal Dougherty grad Shaun Ellis ('04), a former Phillies draftee and pitcher in the minor leagues and independent ball since 2009, is offering pitching lessons. He may be reached at 856-617-3557 or email@example.com.
*John Shiffert, who long entertained readers of this website with columns about baseball history, is looking for freelance writing opportunities. He now lives in the Philly area. If you know of any, please email John at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!*
*Click here for a link to the High School Sports Show, which airs every Monday, 7 p.m., on 610-AM.
*If you happen to have a copy of the Sept./Oct. 1990 edition of Philly Sports Magazine, please contact Isaiah Montgomery at email@example.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.
*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.
*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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
*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 email@example.com.
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