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GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
*Roman Catholic's Sports Hall of Fame, now in its 25th year of existence, will holds its 2015 induction banquet on Friday, April 17, at Williamson's on Blair Mill Road, in Horsham, PA. The cocktail reception starts at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 6:45. Inductees: Agates McKeever ('25), Jim Conway ('60), Steve Schafer '66, 1968 soccer team, Rob Lawton ('83), Quinton Mason ('84), John Spino Jr. ('90), Mike O'Leary ('00), 2000 quad crew, Charron Fisher ('04). Special awards: Joe Flaherty ('56), Brian Conroy ('91), Dick Bedesem, Ron Lopresti, Mike Gibbons ('74), Ryan Guldner ('15; top scholar-athlete). For more info/tickets, contact the alumni group at 215-627-5487 or alumni@RomanCatholicHS.com.
 
*The High School Sports Report, hosted by Joe DeLuca, Rich Henkels and Joe Krause, airs every Monday night, 7 to 8 o'clock, on WIP 610-AM.  
 
*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.

BASEBALL
 
*Neumann-Goretti seeks a coach to head the JV program. Contact varsity assistant Joe Messina at 215-816-1238 or jmess16@aol.com. 

SOCCER
 
*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 Philly's Finest O-Line/D-Line Camp, for boys entering grades 6 to 11, will be held March 14, 21 and 28, 6 to 8 p.m., at the Proving Grounds/T's Golf Center, 707 Conshohocken Road, Conshohocken, Pa., 19428. The cost of $75 covers all three sessions. Contact Dominic D'Addona (610-304-9457, daddonat@verizon/net) or Eric Taylor (215-868-9045, coach@phillysfinest.com)
 
*Chestnut Hill College is starting a sprint team (weight limit: 172 pounds) in the fall of 2015. Would you like to give it a whirl? Contact coach Mike Pearson at PearsonM@chc.edu.
 
*Bergen Catholic, in North Jersey, would like to play a Philly-area team during the weekend of Sept. 4-5 in 2015. Home or away. Contact athletic director Jack McGovern at 201-634-4130.
 
*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, a teacher and the former head coach at Episcopal Academy, is again selecting the roster and has room for two more players from the Philly area. Interested players/families may contact Gallagher at bgallagher@episcopalacademy.org. Info about the trip can be found at www.globalfootball.com.  
 
*La Salle seeks a game for the weekend of Sept. 11. Contact AD Joe Parisi at 215-402-4182.
 
*The 41st annual City All-Star Football Game, matching seniors in a Public/Non-Public format, will be played Thursday, May 21, 7 p.m., at Northeast High.
 
*McDonogh School, in Maryland, which is coached by Philly native Dom Damico, seeks games for Sept. 11 and Sept. 18. Contact Dom at ddamico@mcdonogh.org.
 
*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 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
 
*Bill "Mr. 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 and here for an updated list of available DVDs.
  *Pizza Time Saloon, a team in the Donofrio Tourney, will hold an open tryout on Sunday, March 8, 2 p.m. start, at The Fellowship House, 515 Harry Street, in Conshohocken. High school varsity players only. For more info and to pre-register, contact Marty Eckert at 484-744-1667 or coachmartye@aol.com.
 
*Archbishop Ryan's Hall of Fame Class for 2015 will be inducted at a banquet on Sat., April 25, 6 to 11 p.m., at The Waterfall Room, 2791 Southampton Road, in Philadelphia. Inductees: Frank Boyle '70, Guy Stevens '74, Kevin Fitzpatrick '77, Bob Filer '79, Mike Leithead '80, Bernie Rogers '92 and the 1971-72 team, as coached by the late George Paull. For tickets and more info, contact Patrick Dwyer at pdwyer42@gmail.com.  
 
*The 24th annual Seashore Officials Clinic and Family Weekend, directed by John Koskinen, will be held May 29-31 in Wildwood, N.J. Officials to speak: Clarence Armstrong, Ed Corbett, Stan Rote, Frank Scagliotta and Jack Sweeney. For more info, contact Koskinen at 215-327-6762 or jkoskinen9@gmail.com.
  *St. Joseph's Prep's Student Broadcasting Team will broadcast two upcoming games. Click here for Feb. 6 vs. Conwell-Egan and here for Feb. 8 vs. La Salle.
 
*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!  
  *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.