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ALERTS!!
Click here for Daily News sports.
And
here for Special Photos.
To see Aaron Carter's recent DN stories, go to www.philly.com and put his name in the search box.

  Click here to see Ted's list of the 50 Most Memorable Playoff Games in City History (football, basketball, baseball; through 2007-08). Click here for Part Two (grouped by school year.)
  Click here for "Top 5 in 35." Each school's Top 5 athletes (must have played a "major" sport -- FB/bask/base) in the first 35 school years Ted covered Philly HS sports (through 2009-10).
 
Click here for "Only in the Pub, Part I and II" . . . Ted's look at the crazy, funny, curious, ridiculous, disturbing and/or head-scratching moments that make Public League sports so legendary (through 2012-13).

***Click here for even older alerts.***
(The ones on this page go back to start of 2010-11 school year.)

April 15
  In the Donofrio Classic final . . .
  Old School Cavaliers beat Bucks All-Stars, 75-66. Ace's DN ink to
Haverford School soph F Lamar Stevens (18 points, 12 rebounds, team MVP for tourney). Click here for special awards/all-tourney (bottom of that page). Pics here. Team pic here. OSC's special award winners here.
  Ryan FB commitments -- Moravian: Connor Rooney, Andrew Hund and Andrew Vorosack; Del-Val: Jesse Wireman; Susquehanna: Tom Haughey and Ryan McArdle; Dickinson: Jason Dones.
  Haverford School sr. QB-S-P Brendan Burke will play college football at Bentley, in Massachusetts.
  Carroll sr. WG Joe Mostardi will play his college hoops at Widener. 
  Congrats to Rasool Hajj and Jack Whitehead, who last Saturday, at Imhotep, ran a showcase event for about 80 unsigned senior basketball players that was witnessed by 50 coaches (from as far away as Arizona).
  Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click
here. ("Modern Era" coaches with 25 yrs)    Roman FB commitments: FB Pat McCourt to Moravian; DE Christian Greene to Kutztown.

April 14
  Click
here for: May the Force Knock Off Your Mitt . . .
  Click
here for: Lining the Field Is Not His Strength . . .
  Wood beat Conwell-Egan, 10-0, in five innings, as soph RH Anthony Russo hurled a one-hitter. Ted's report is posted. Pics
here.
  Bonner-Carroll beat Carroll, 4-1, thanks to a messy three-run visiting seventh. Ace's DN ink to jr. RH Nick Bralczyk.
  Gtn. Academy sr. OF Zeke Zabinski will play college baseball at Babson, in Massachusetts.
  Click
here for a group pic that shows all Philly members of Team Stars & Stripes (with IDs). And here for a gigundo version (without IDs).
  Baseball rosters for Malvern and Episcopal are here.
  Click here for Tom Mahon's story on Judge's plans to honor Jackie Robinson.
  Click here for Ace's story on Maurice Watson (see 4/13).

April 13
 
Click here for more Frank Thoughts from former Daily News sports writer/desk man Frank Bertucci. (Starts with cool Penn Relays names!)
  Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (Watson's rare move)
  Creighton will be the next stop for former
Boys' Latin basketball star Maurice Watson (after two years at Boston University). Click here.
  The Pub/Cath/Int standings are here.
  Baseball rosters for Gtn. Academy and Bodine are here.

April 12
  After a JC stint, LB Martin "Nico" Henry (McDevitt) is now at Southern University. Click
here.
  Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click
here. (Pub's 1-0 games, 2000-14)

April 11
 
Lincoln sr. LB Donte Davenport will play his college football at Clark Atlanta University.
  Episcopal beat Gtn. Academy, 4-3, on Austin Morgan's walkoff single. Ace's DN ink to sr. RH Mark Washington.
  **Click
here for Comcast's interview with Charles "Shoob" Monroe, director of the upcoming 20th annual All-City Basketball Classic.**
  West Philly product Eric "T.O." Leslie, who once held the Pub's one-season record for receiving yardage, is now at Globe Tech JC, in New York City. Click
here
.
  **Click here for Randy Seidman's annual list of college baseball players from the Pub/Cath/Int leagues. Thanks as always, Randy!!**
  **Click here for great news concerning former website stalwart Ed Morrone, who now writes for the Northeast Times.**
  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of former basketball ref John Thompson. John, who worked a number of Pub finals and City Titles in the '70s, passed recently. RIP, John.
  The Cath/Int standings are here.
  Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click
here. (Will Latcham's 14 Ks, in context)
  George Geiss, long-time football/hoops ref in the Catholic League, has been assigned to officiate ACC football games. Congrats, George!

April 10
 
Click here for Randy Seidman's latest batch of Hometown Philly College Baseball Awards, and more. Thanks, Randy!
 
Southern DB Michael Riley will play his college football at Lycoming.
  Click
here for: It's Not a Bird or Superman . . .
  O'Hara beat Roman, 9-4. Ted's report is posted. Ace's DN ink to sr. RH Will Latcham (14 Ks, 3-run HR, 1 special request from a female admirer). Pics
here.
  Roman sr. LB Brandon Lopez will play his college FB at Millersville.
  Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click
here. (Breakdown of 40-K game involving FLC and Randolph)
  The April 3 Tedbit has been updated to show yesterday's high-K efforts by FLC's Joe Pagan (20) and Randolph's Manny Neris (19). In the SAME game!
  The accomplishment of Kensington's Cesar Vargas is now here.
  Click here for Ace's update on the PIAA's attempt to sack charters.

April 9
  Click
here for: Impressive Vertical Leaps, But . . .
  SCH Academy beat Penn Charter, 7-5. Ted's report is posted. Pics
here.
  La Salle beat SJ Prep, 9-3. Ace's DN ink to sr. DH Adam Arcadia.
  Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click
here
. (Tom Derer's 13 Ks, in context)

April 8
 
Judge K-P Connor Foley will play his college football at West Chester.
  Ryan beat Judge, 4-1, as sr. RH Tom Derer pitched a four-hitter with 13 whiffs and no walks. Ted's report is posted. Pics
here.
  Ace hit the lacrosse trail today! Malvern beat SCH Academy, 15-6. His DN ink went to sr. attacker Ryan Hilburn (four goals, one assist).
  C-E football news: sr. LB Rich Turchi will play at Delaware Valley and '13 grad Dan McLaughlin has made Temple's squad as a walk-on LB.
  Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (Malvern sniffs rare coaching air)
  Click here for Ace's story on yesterday's football announcements involving Malvern and West Catholic.

April 7
  Click
here for: This Has Been One Halluva Spring for Baseball.
  Aaron Brady, most recently the head man at Gonzaga (D.C.), is Malvern's new football coach.
  ***It's expected that West Catholic's 2014 football practices will be held on a turf field on Drexel's campus.***
  Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click
here. (High-K games in Cath/Int)

April 6
  Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (Top Labor Classic outbursts)
  In the 27th annual All-Star Labor Classic . . . City beat Suburbs, 150-130. Ace's DN ink to Franklin Towne sr. G Ryan Boyd.
  Lansdale Catholic's roster is
here. One CL roster still needed: McD.

April 5
  Just found out:
former Egan basketball star Brian Townsend ('74), in only his third varsity game, was the plate ump in the 22-K Pub game earlier this week. Cool!
  Click here to see which Pub/Cath/Int guys earned all-state honors in voting by sports writers.

April 4
  Lincoln's baseball roster is
here.  
  Click
here for: Never Know Where You'll See a Hot Motorcycle.
  Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click
here
. (B-P owns the 2-1 world)

April 3
  Conwell-Egan's baseball roster is
here. Two CL rosters are still needed: Lans, McD.
  Bonner-Prendie beat Wood, 2-1, as coach Joe DeBarberie bagged his 100th career win (seven seasons). Ted's report is posted. Pics
here. And click here for a large, postgame pic of the team (with Joe next to winning pitcher Brad Scull).
  Maritime beat New Foundations, 12-10. Ace's DN ink to jr. RF
Marcus Jimenez. 
  Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click
here
. (Amazing Pub strikeout feats)

April 2
  ***Check the Baseball Results Page for the crazy circumstances in Furness' 3-2 loss to Mastbaum (via Furness coach Eric Weinstein).***
  Click here for Ed Morrone's wonderful, feel-good story from the Northeast Times about Washington's lacrosse goalies.
  Click
here for a pic of St. Thomas' CYO champs. (see March 31).
  Click
here for: If You Win Big in Cash 5, Please Give Me a Cut . . .
  Roman beat SJ Prep, 6-3. Ted's report is posted. Pics
here
.
  Neumann-Goretti beat West Catholic, 30-1, in three innings and 1 hour, 49 minutes. Ace's DN ink to sr. LF Charlie Jerla.
  *Click here for details/rosters for Friday's Pub event.*
 
The baseball roster for Carroll is
here. Three CL rosters are still needed: C-E, Lans, McD.
  Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click
here. (La S's Grezeszak-Schneider duo)
  The PIAA is trying to sack charter schools. Click here for a story from pennlive.com (Harrisburg area). And here for one by the Associated Press. And here for one from triblive.com (Pittsburgh area).
  Phila. Elec. product Davian Joseph, currently at a JUCO, will continue his college hoops career at Missouri Baptist, a D-1 NAIA school.

April 1
  Click
here for: Sometimes Only Half a Tippy-Toe Act Is Needed.
  2010 SJ Prep grad Bob D'Orazio, who starred at Johns Hopkins,  is trying to draw pro interest as a receiver. He has been hitting the combine trail. Click
here for his impressive highlight video.
 
Click here for Randy Seidman's latest batch of Hometown Philly College Baseball Awards, and more. Thanks, Randy!
  La Salle beat Judge, 14-3. Ted's report is posted. Pics
here.
  King beat Freire, 18-3, in three innings. Ace's DN ink to sr. P-3B Clinton Hickson.
  Congrats to those who tonight will be inducted into the Pa. Sports Hall of Fame's City All-Star Chapter!!:
Robert Coleman, Joe Corbi (deceased), Michael Corbi, Kathy Killian, Jim King, Hubie Marshall, Brian McCloskey, Bill Mendek, Tim Murphy, Gene Otto, Stanley Parker, Dave Pauley, Frank Sylvester, Robert Wheeler.
  Click
here for some notes from coach Bill Gallagher about Team Stars & Stripes' recent win in Barcelona, Spain. Thanks and congrats, Bill!
  The baseball roster for Washington is
here.

  Congrats to Bucknell's Cameron Ayers (Gtn. Academy) and Norfolk State's Pendarvis Williams (Bodine)
, who earned honorable mention on the Associated Press All-America Basketball Team.
  Click here for Ace's story on Miami FB commit Hayden Mahoney.

March 31
 
C-E sr. C Tom Dougherty will play his college football at Catholic U.
  Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click
here. (No. 1 of the baseball season! A Cath trend)
  Click here for the overall recap of the 2013-14 hoops season.
  Ace made his debut on the baseball trail today!! . . . SJ Prep beat Judge, 10-6. His DN ink will go to jr. P-1B Colin Cunningham.
  Team Stars & Stripes kicked butt again. Click
here for a pic.
  Haverford School seeks games for tomorrow and Wednesday. Contact coach Bob Castell at rcastell@haverford.org.
  Baseball rosters for Judge, Bracetti and La Salle are
here. Four CL rosters are still needed: Carr, C-E, Lans, McD.
  
  Congratulations to the Pa. State CYO Grade School Champions, St. Thomas the Apostle Knights, for winning the title this past weekend at Chestnut Hill College. In succession, the boys from Glen Mills defeated teams from  Scranton, Allentown and Erie. Each game was decided in the final seconds . . . PLAYERS: Mike Barone, Austin Laughlin, Drew Savon, Danny Guy, John McLaughlin, Connor O'Brien, Brady Devereux, Cole Palis, Chris Mills, Jake Erley, Ray McGuire. COACH: Dan Guy. ASSISTANTS: Joe Murphy, Dan O'Sullivan.

March 30
 
Click here for more Frank Thoughts from former Daily News sports writer & desk man Frank Bertucci.
 
Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (Hometown Philly College Basketball Teams)

March 29
  Malvern jr. OL Hayden Mahoney has made an oral commitment to play his college football at Miami.
 
Click here for the latest effort from Ted Taylor, who's now in his 39th year of writing hobby columns. Congrats! This one begins with Ted's memories of the A's final season in Philly. 

  The baseball roster for Bonner-Prendie is
here.  

March 28
  Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (Most honored All-City players over a four-decade period via a power points system)
 
Baseball rosters for Phila. Elec. and Dobbins are here.
  The All-City honorees have been added to the master lists. And click here for a list of all first-teamers, by school, going back to 1972.
 
Click here for Ace's story on his first Daily News All-City Basketball Team, and congrats to the major honorees: Player of the Year Ja'Quan Newton (N-G) and Coach of the Year Carl Arrigale (N-G). All-City, All-Public and All-Catholic Teams are on page 68 (along with Ace's final City Top 10) and here; special tribute to Newton on page 70.

March 27
  Click here for a story about last Saturday's AA final; it ends with a nice tribute to Constitution's sportsmanship.
  Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (Breakdown of CL overall records in this century; year by year and totals/winning percentages)
 
Click here for Randy Seidman's latest batch of Hometown Philly College Baseball Awards, and more. Thanks, Randy!
 
The baseball roster for Haverford School is here.
  All basketball photo sets for 2013-14 can now be found
here.

March 26
 
Let the anticipation build! . . . In Friday's Daily News, Aaron "Ace" Carter will present his All-City, All-Public and All-Catholic Teams.
 
The baseball rosters for Roxborough, O'Hara, GAMP, West Catholic, Penn Charter and Ryan are here.
  Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (Comparing 6-title runs by N-G/RC)
  Carroll P-INF Matt Lafferty
will play college baseball at Ursinus.

March 25
  **Click here for a list of all Pub/Cath/Int guys who averaged
at least 15 points over the last 15 seasons.**
 
Constitution's gals can now be found
here.
  The Little Quakers'
2013 photo album is now on sale.
Click here.
  If you'd like to be
B-P's new hoops coach, visit the calendar page.
  All Pub games scheduled for today have been moved to April 15.
 
Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (Top 10 Pub & Cath champs, by overall winning percentage, over last 40 seasons)
  Roman
baseball commitments: P Kyle Rogalski to Misericordia, SS Joe Myers to Widener.
  Baseball rosters for FLC, Swenson, Edison & Northeast are here.

March 24
  Honors for
Washington products: Bucks County CC G William Davis 1st team, all-EPAC; 3rd team, NJCAA All-Region XIX. Clinton JC (South Carolina) G Kendale Truitt, 2nd team, NJCAA All-Region X.
  Mercer County CC (NJ) frosh Gs David Johnson (Comm Tech) and D.J. Alexander (Gratz)
earned second team honors in the Garden State Athletic Conference.
  Info for the 2014 Donofrio Classic is above!!
  Click here for info on Wednesday's big Markward Club dinner.
  Baseball rosters for Central and Phila. Academy are here.
  **Congrats to website legend Ed "Huck" Palmer and his wife, Shannon. Earlier today they welcomed son No. 2, Max!!! Click
here for a pic.**
  Thanks to Boop Vetrone, boxscores for all six state finals involving Pub/Cath teams are in today's Daily News (page 51).
 
Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (Props for N-G and Imhotep)
  Writebacks in overall context: Ace on Constitution and La Salle; intern Andrew Albert on Wood's girls.
  The Donofrio Classic, held at the Fellowship House, in Conshohocken, starts tonight with games at 7 and 8:30. The links to the brackets and rosters are now above.
  Carroll sr. G Austin Tilghman
, also a hot football recruit, has opted to play hoops at Monmouth.

March 23
  **Click here for recaps of all 2014 state playoffs.**
  Many of the March Tedbits have been updated. Click here.
  Baseball rosters for N-G, Wood, Tacony, Roman and Olney are here.
 
**Click here for Constitution's Tribute Page.**
  Click here for Dan Spinelli's report on La Salle's
loss last night in the Class AAAA final. The report completes Dan's magical run for this website. Thanks for everything, Dan!! And best of luck at Penn!!
  **Click here for Neumann-Goretti's Tribute Page.**
 
Click here for the final Overall Scoring Leaders (15.0 minimum).
 
Click here for the final 1,000-Point Career Scorers (top contenders for 2014-15 are now included).

March 22
  In PIAA finals . . .
  AAAA: La Salle fell to New Castle, 52-39. Ted's report is posted. Ace's Monday DN ink TBA. Pics
here . . . Also, in the girls' AAA final, Wood fell to Blackhawk, 51-43. Andrew Albert's Monday DN ink TBA. Pics here.
  AA: Constitution beat Seton La Salle, 61-59, as jr. G-F Ahmad Gilbert totaled 19 points and 14 rebounds.
Ted's report is posted. Ace's Monday DN ink TBA. Before/after pics
here. Game pics here.
 
Click here for the updated 1,000-Point Career Scorers/Contenders list.
  Click
here for: Coach Carl and His Official First Family.
  Click here for: The Worst Job in Sports.
  Click
here for: Celebrities Taking a Shot at Photography? (smile)

March 21
  In PIAA finals . . .
 
AAA: Neumann-Goretti beat Susquehanna Twp., 64-57, in OT, thus claiming its fourth state title in five years, as sr. G Ja'Quan Newton rang up a career-high 33 points. Ted's report is posted. Ace's online story to Newton (shorter story for DN). Before/after pics here. Game pics here.
  A: Math, Civics and Sciences fell to Lincoln Park, 70-66. Ted's report is posted. Ace's DN ink in overall context. Pics
here . . . Also, in the girls' AA final, Neumann-Goretti fell to Seton La Salle, 58-50. Pics here.
  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Lisa Brown. Lisa, the mother of N-G star Ja'Quan Newton, passed yesterday
after a courageous battle against cancer. Click here for Ace's story. And
here for a Facebook photo. RIP, Lisa.
  Click here for Ace's look at the state finals.

March 20
  SJ Prep's baseball roster is here.
 
Tiiiiime for (more) Tedbits . . . click here. (Greenberg points)
  Tom Meakim is no longer the basketball coach at Bonner-Prendie. Best wishes going forward to a class act!
 
Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (Recipe for title-game success)

  Click here for Randy Seidman's latest batch of Hometown Philly College Baseball Awards, and more. Thanks, Randy!
  Saturday at 6 in Hershey, Bailey Greenberg and Wood's girls will play for a state title. At 8, so will her brother, Sean, and La Salle's boys. Click here for Ace's feature story.
And here for a recent photo set.

March 19
  Dan Spinelli offers his report on
La Salle's semifinal win here.
  Frosh F David George, who played high school ball at Phila. Electric, has helped Amherst reach the D-III national semis. Click here.
 
Tiiiiime for (more) Tedbits . . . click here. (D-12's uncommon feat)
  Click
here to check out Mark "Frog" Carfagno's latest blog posting
about his mushrooming effort to help ex-Phillies slugger Dick Allen
gain entrance to the Baseball Hall of Fame. The Facebook page is: Dick Allen Belongs in the Hall of Fame. Thanks! 
  For those who've been asking . . . We have not received the brackets/rosters for this year's Donofrio Classic. tedtee307@yahoo.com
  Check out recent practice pics from:
La Salle &
Neumann-Goretti Constitution & MC&S.
  Click here for the schedule for D-12's entrants in all four state finals this weekend (bottom of that page).
  Click here for a story about the situation facing Iowa coach Fran McCaffery (La Salle High '77).
  **Click here for recaps of all 2014 state playoffs.**
  Click here for: How'd You Like to Lose THIS Way? (In NJ, Pitman
lost a Tournament of Champions quarterfinal because . . . incredible).
 
Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (Breakdown of Ja'Quan Newton's 1,939 career points at Neumann-Goretti.)
  As of 7:55 a.m., the DN stories by Ace (N-G) and Andrew Albert (La Salle) have not been posted on philly.com.
  Click
here
for: Bloodline Time! (Ja'Quan Newton and his dad, Joe)

March 18
 
Tiiiiime for (more) Tedbits . . . click here. (Twenty-nine people took guesses on how Ja'Quan Newton would break the record . . . )
  ***For the first time, D-12 schools have made it to PIAA finals in all four classifications!!!***

  In PIAA semifinals . . .
  Neumann-Goretti sr. G Ja'Quan Newton became the leading career scorer (1,939 points) in Catholic League history -- he broke the record
on a layup 4:11 before halftime -- as the Saints beat Phila. Electric, 65-53, in Class AAA. Ted's report is posted. Ace's DN ink to Newton. Key Newton pics here. Full set here. (Almost all pics in both sets are black & white).
  La Salle beat Chester, 61-55, in AAAA. Dan Spinelli's report is posted. DN ink (overall context) by intern Andrew Albert.
  In other games:
Constitution beat Elmer L. Meyers, 55-44,
in AA. MC&S beat St. John Neumann, 76-53, in A.

 
Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (semis results for state champs)
  Website legend Mark "Frog" Carfagno is working hard behind the scenes to help ex-Phillies slugger Dick Allen gain entrance to baseball's Hall of Fame. As is Dick's son, Richard Jr. Click here for Tom Mahon's DN High & Inside column, and see how there's a connection to tonight's semifinal round of the state playoffs.
  If you're worried how baseball season will start after the bad weather finally ceases and teams head outdoors, click here.

March 17
  Episcopal RB Anthony Feliziani will play his college FB at Ursinus.

 
Click here for: The Public League Needs More Guys in Kevin's Two-Sport Heaven.
  Practice pics! Click
here for MC&S and here for Constitution and here for a small set from the end of Franklin's indoor baseball practice.
  Click
here for: Have You "Herd" Who Starred for La Salle?

  Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (D-12 semis breakdown)

 
Click here for: St. Joe's Makes Statewide Noise.
  Click here for Ace's writeback on La Salle sr. F Jalen Herdsman
.

 

 

March 16
  **Click here for a complete breakdown of Huck's results, and see how he fared against the famous Joe Lunardi. Both went 67-for-68!**

 
**Ready for some Huckotology?? Click here for Huck's predictions on the NCAA brackets (posted at 5:55 p.m.)**
 
Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (La Salle has rebuilt from within)
  ***Click here for Dan Spinelli's report on La Salle's big win over Lower  Merion in yesterday's AAAA quarterfinal. Thank you, Dan!***
  Click
here for: And He Does So Religiously . . .
  Click here for the semifinal schedule for D-12's entrants in the AAAA and AA state playoffs (bottom of that page). Semis in all classifications will be played Tuesday. Thanks to Joe Sette.

  **Click here for recaps of all 2014 state playoffs.**
 
Click here for the updated Overall Scoring Leaders (15.0 minimum).
 
Click here for the updated 1,000-Point Career Scorers/Contenders list.

March 15
  In PIAA quarterfinals . . .
  AAAA: King fell to Abington, 56-52. Ted's report is posted. Pics
here . . . La Salle beat Lower Merion, 71-48. Ted's report is posted. And Dan Spinelli's is here. Ace's Monday DN ink TBA. Pics here.
  AA: Constitution beat Holy Cross, 72-62. Del-Val fell to Elmer L. Meyers, 52-50, in two OTs.
 
Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (One-point, same-day margins)

March 14
  In PIAA quarterfinals . . .
  AAA: Neumann-Goretti beat Allentown Central Catholic, 60-50. Ted's report is posted. Pics
here . . . (And click here for pics of the Class AA N-G/St. Basil girls' game, won by N-G). In the other game: Phila. Electric beat Carroll, 52-51. The Patriots converted a layup with a hint under 5 seconds left, but had no timeouts remaining. PE&T never had to inbound the ball.
  A: MC&S beat Church Farm, 47-46. Ace's DN ink in overall context (with some details on PE&T's game also).
  Click
here for: Someone Finally Nailed the Apostrophe Placement.
 
Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (quarters results for state champs)

  Click here for Ace's feature story on Constitution jr. F Ahmad Gilbert (top part) and La Salle jr. G Dan Corr
(bottom part).

March 13
  Click
here for a video that shows Darius Wallace's winning trey for Del-Val in last night's Class AA second-round playoff.
 
Tiiiiime for (more) Tedbits . . . click here. (D-12 quarters breakdown)
  Click
here for: Wanna Be on a Poster? Get Near Derrick Jones.
  Click
here for practice pics from Carroll.
  Click here for the quarterfinal schedule for D-12's entrants in the AAAA and AA state playoffs (bottom of that page). Thanks to Joe Sette. Official PIAA brackets are updated, also.
  Click
here for: Garnering One Last Bit of Love . . .
  Please go to the calendar page to see how you can help a local basketball team compete in a national tourney, and set yourself up to
win prizes. Look for first item under BASKETBALL heading. Thanks!
 
Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (Roman's many 1,000-point scorers)
  Recaps for all state playoffs through the second round are here.
  Click
here for: London's Defender is Falling Down . . . 

March 12
  In PIAA second-round playoffs . . .
  AAAA: Roman fell to Lower Merion, 64-52. Ted's report is posted. Ace's combo DN ink to sr. Gs Shep Garner and Rashann London. Pics
here . . . In other games: La Salle and King won.
  AA: Constitution and Del-Val won. West Catholic lost.
  Time for the "Pumpkin" nickname again. Click
here.
  Click here for the quarterfinal schedule for D-12's entrants in the AAA and A state playoffs (bottom of that page). Thanks to Joe Sette. Official PIAA brackets are updated, also.
 
Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (Breakdown of Jeff Jones' 1,923 career points at Bonner)

  Click
here for: Jay Z Was Supporting Holy Ghost Prep (check out the kid in the middle of the pic that accompanies Ace's story) . . . That photo has been replaced by an action pic.
  Click
here for: Princes of Mid-Air (N-G's
three dunking adventures)

March 11
  In PIAA second-round playoffs . . .
  AAA: Neumann-Goretti beat Wilkes-Barre GAR, 73-55, as sr. G Ja'Quan Newton became the *No. 2 career scorer (asterisk needed) in Catholic League history. Ted's report is posted. Pics
here . . . (Click here for pics of the N-G/Minersville AA girls' game, won by N-G). In other games: Phila. Elec. beat Holy Ghost Prep, 53-52, in OT. Ace's DN ink to sr. G Larenz Thurman. Carroll beat Abington Heights, 59-55.
  A: MC&S beat Sullivan County, 57-39.
 
Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (Ja'Quan Newton, yet again - smile)
  Congrats to Warren Gillis (ANC/Rise), son of local high school/college football ref Warren Gillis, who earned MVP honors while leading Coastal Carolina to the Big South hoops championship! Click here.
  Click here for Ace's feature on Del-Val jr. F DaShon Giddings
.

March 10
  Thanks in part to Conwell-Egan product Jamal Nwaniemeka, East Stroudsburg yesterday won the PSAC title. Numerous local guys in the game. Click here for a story from the Allentown Morning Call.
  Congrats to coach Monte Ross (Bodine) and the Delaware Blue Hens,
the CAA champ!
 
***Click here for info on Wednesday's Markward Club luncheon.***
  Click
here for: Tricky Mickey.
  Click
here for the Catholic League Basketball Coaches' All-Defensive Team (bottom of that page) and congrats to the MVP, Roman jr. F TreVaughn Wilkerson.
  Click
here for: 42nd Street in the Back and Faster Than 42 MPH in
the Front (hopefully) . . . (and
here for the giant-sized version).
  Click
here for practice pics from La Salle . . . and click here for pics from the school's baseball tryouts.
 
Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (2nd round results for state champs)
  Click here for Ace's short piece on Troy Gore (see March 8).
  Click here for Ace's writeback story on ConHigh jr. G Akeem King
.

March 9
  On Wednesday, Roman will meet Lower Merion in the second round of the AAAA state playoffs. In Dec. '95, those schools met at Drexel in a classic featuring a Kobe Bryant vs. Donnie Carr subplot. Click
here for Ted's story and here for video.
  District 12 this year went 10-5 in first-round playoffs. Its 10-year record in first-rounders is 80-39 (.672), and the record is 54-18 (.750) over the last five years. 
  **Click here for recaps of first-round state playoffs.**
  Click here for the second-round schedule for D-12's entrants in the state playoffs (bottom of that page). Thanks to Joe Sette for the info Official PIAA brackets are updated, also.
 
Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (Perfection revisited!)
  Click here for the updated Overall Scoring Leaders (15.0 minimum).
  Click here for the updated 1,000-Point Career Scorers/Contenders list.

March 8
  Click
here for: It Takes More Than a Village . . .
  Click
here for: Visiting Dignitary (and son).
  Click
here for: Putting a New Spin on the Fan Experience.
  In first-round state playoffs . . .
  AAAA: La Salle beat Conestoga, 64-58. Ted's report is posted. Pics
here . . . In other games: Roman and King won.
  AA: Constitution beat Columbia, 61-45. Ace's Monday DN ink TBA . .
. In other games: West Catholic beat Palumbo, 61-40 (some notes are part of Ted's La Salle report; pics
here), Del-Val won. Future lost.
  Troy Gore is Del-Val Charter's new football coach. He previously assisted at Imhotep.
 
Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (Pub players' top state outbursts)
  Click here for the updated 1,000-Point Career Scorers/Contenders list.
  Click
here to see how a strong bond still exists between Dwayne Davis (now playing pro hoops in Spain) and Mike Fink, his first high school coach at now-closed Kennedy-Kenrick.

March 7
  In first-round state playoffs . . .
  AAA: Carroll beat Manheim Central, 57-35. Ted's report is posted. Pics
here . . . In other games: N-G and Phila. Elec. won. Imhotep lost.
  A: MC&S beat Delco Christian, 100-50 as jr. G Samir Doughty poured in 45 points, thus raising his career total to 1,011. Congrats on that accomplishment! Ace's DN ink to Doughty . . . In other games: Sankofa and New Media lost.
 
Click here for the latest effort from Ted Taylor, who's now in his 39th year of writing hobby columns. Congrats!
 
Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (First round results for state champs)
  Click here for Ace's story on Imhotep sr. F Sean Lloyd, who's out with a wrist injury.

March 6
  Carroll's game tomorrow night is set for 7:30, not 8.
  Click here for a story, from the Williamsport Sun-Gazette, on high school basketball star Richard Allen. His grandpop is all-time Phillies slugger Dick Allen.
  Click
here for: "Fresh" Competition (battle of the sexes - ha ha)
 
Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (N-G's Jamal Custis sniffs rare air)
  As we kill time 'til Friday . . . Click
here for assorted photos from March 2005, when the Pub made its debut in PIAA playoffs. Look for a pic/caption of David Lorn (roughly halfway down that page) and you'll see why he's famous. You can't make this stuff up (smile). 
  Click here for Ace's story on Sankofa sr. G Anthony Wright-Downing.

March 5
  Check out practice pics from
Roman and Neumann-Goretti.
  Are you ready for some baseball? . . . Click here for the Inter-Ac schedule, courtesy of uber-ump Gene "HOF" Otto. (He'll soon be inducted into the Pa. HOF by the City All-Star Chapter. Congrats!)
 
Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (CL players' top state outbursts)
  As we kill time 'til Friday . . . In 2012, Neumann-Goretti won its third consecutive AAA state championship. Click
here for celebration pics.

March 4
  Former SJ Prep LB Todd Jones, now at a prep school in New England, will play his college football at West Virginia.
  Gtn. Academy sr. RB Myles Anthony will play his college football at Case Western Reserve, in Cleveland.
  Click
here for practice pics from West Catholic.
  As we kill time 'til Friday . . . In 2010, a first-round game involving West Catholic began at Carroll . . . and then finished at Wood!! The reason: A power failure. Click
here for pics.
 
Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (Top 20 Pub/Cath coaches, all-time, in terms of postseason winning percentage)
  Gratz sr. DB Jaylen Sanders will play his college football at Hampton.

March 3
  ***Click here for info on Wednesday's Markward Club dinner.***
  All playoff boxscores for '14 can now be found here. Thanks to everyone who helped to keep the tradition going.
  Bucknell sr. Cameron Ayers (Gtn. Academy) is the Patriot League's Player of the Year! Click here. Other honorees: BU's Maurice Watson (Boys' Latin, 1st team) and D.J. Irving (Carroll, 2nd team), and Lafayette's Nick Lindner (Gtn. Academy, all-rookie). Congrats, guys!!
  Johns Hopkins won the D-III Centennial Conference championship on Saturday and three of Our Guys were starters! -- Connor McIntyre and Gene Williams of SJ Prep, and Jimmy Hammer of Germantown Academy. Click here. All three are on the Dean's List. Congrats, guys!!
 
Tiiiiime for (more) Tedbits . . . click here. (This century's 20-win teams)
  Mark your calendars . . . The Pub's all-star tripleheader will be held April 4 at Ben Franklin HS. Regular games at 5 and 6:30. Game for elite players at 8.
  As we kill time 'til Friday . . . In 2009, the CL's first year of PIAA membership, Carroll's boys & girls won state titles. The school then held a campus parade and ceremony inside the gym. Click
here for pics.
 
Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (CL's state performance)
  Click here for Ace's writeback story on Roman jr. WG Gemil Holbrook, the MVP of Friday night's AAAA City Title.
  Full boxscores for the City Title games are in today's DN (page 48). 

March 2
  Click
here for: Benefiting From a Brotherly Shove (Tyler and Dylan McHugh steered St. Matthew to a CYO hoops championship).
  Click
here for a pic, provided by spectator Tommie Wilkerson, that was snapped an instant after King's Chase Rodgers blocked the shot by Roman's Rashann London late in Friday night's Class AAAA City Title.
  Click here for the first-round schedule for D-12's entrants in the state playoffs (bottom of that page). Thanks to Joe Sette for the info.
  ***The following local football players will compete for the U.S. vs. the Spain's national 19-and-under team March 22 in Barcelona: Freddie Perri and James Biggs-Frazier, Penn Charter; Connor Foley, Matt Cunningham and Kevin Kovacs, Judge; Jon Rava, Malvern; Kevin Fabien and Hank Adens, Roxborough; Pat Cawley and Riley Kordek, Gtn. Academy; Nick Lucchetta, O'Hara; Cody Russell, Episcopal. There is room for three more players! The cost for the flights, hotel, all meals, gear and tours is $3,700. If interested, contact coach Bill Gallagher at bgallagher@episcopalacademy.org as soon as possible.***  
 
Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (Many titles for WC '64 & Fkd '65)

March 1
  Click here for: Only in the Pub (Chicago version)
  Click
here for: Huck Finally Gets the Point . . .
  Click
here for: The Ticket Office at Saint Joseph's University is Named After Mark "Frog" Carfagno! . . .
  Click here for: Long Before He Earned a Retirement Ceremony (Ted's story on Sixers' all-timer Allen Iverson from the summer of '97).
 
Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (Pub's AAAA/AAA CT struggles)
  Click here for the updated Overall Scoring Leaders (15.0 minimum).
  N-G's Ja'Quan Newton now ranks 11th in city history (and third in CL annals) in career scoring. Click here and look for the Feb. 20 Tedbit.
  Click here for the updated 1,000-Point Career Scorers/Contenders list.
  D-12 seeds for state tourney . . .
  AAAA: 1. Roman, 2. King, 3. La Salle.
  AAA: 1. N-G, 2. Phila. Elec., 3. Carroll, 4. Imhotep.
  AA: 1. ConHigh, 2. West Catholic, 3. Del-Val, 4. Future, 5. Palumbo.
  A: 1. MC&S, 2. New Media, 3. Sankofa.
  Boxscores for the CT games are scheduled to appear in Monday's DN.
  ****Click
here for Aaron "Ace" Carter's rapid-fire pics (forming a semi-video) of the controversial blocked-shot/foul call late in the Roman-King game. He talks us through it as well. Thanks, Ace!! . . . And click here for a large version of Ted's pic, taken a split second after the block.****

Feb. 28
  In the City Title tripleheader . . .
  AAAA: In a game featuring a wild finish marred by fan misbehavior (two bottles thrown onto the court from high above), Roman beat King, 58-55.
Ted's report is posted. Ace's Monday DN ink TBA. Pics here.
  AAA: N-G beat Phila. Elec., 69-55. Some notes are part of the AAAA report. Pics here.
  AA: Constitution beat West Catholic, 68-49. Some notes are part of the AAAA report. Ace's
DN ink to jr. G Kimar Williams. Pics here.
  Click here for the All-Star Labor Classic rosters (boys & girls).
 
Tiiiiime for (more) Tedbits . . . click here. (La Salle-Central series)
  Click
here for pics from Haverford School's recent HOF banquet.
  Click
here for a pic from McDevitt's recent Football HOF banquet.
  Randy Seidman is back to kick butt and list lots of names!! Click
here for his first Hometown Philly college baseball honorees for 2014 (and more). Thanks again for your serious hustle, Randy!
 
Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (La Salle's balanced scoring)

Feb. 27
  Gtn. Academy sr. RB Riley Kordek will play college FB at Lycoming.
  In D-12's game for the third seed in AAAA . . .
  La Salle beat Central, 53-50. Ted's report is posted. Ace's
DN ink to
jr. F-C David Krmpotich. Black & white pics
here.
  Wood will open its 2014 football season with a home game against mighty DeMatha, of Hyattsville, Md. (ranked No. 19 nationally in '13). Also, Ryan will play Judge on the Friday night of Labor Day Weekend
in Wildwood.
 
Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (Carroll's second home)

Feb. 26
  In D-12's game for the third-fourth seeds in AAA . . .
  Carroll beat Imhotep, 53-37. Ted's report is posted. Ace's DN ink to jr. F Derrick Jones. Pics
here.
  Click
here for: In an Extra Game Monday Night at the Palestra . . .
 
Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (Low outputs by subs in CL finals)
  N-G sr. F Jamal Custis is featured in Ace's notes column here.

Feb. 25
  Click
here for: Two Giants of the Profession.
 
Tiiiiime for (more) Tedbits . . . click here. (A look at RC/N-G sixpeats)
  Tickets for the AA/AAA/AAAA City Title games will ONLY be sold Friday night at the site, Saint Joseph's University. All tickets $10.  
  Click
here for: Ja'Quan Newton's Four Title Faces.
  Click here for: Like Brother, Like Sister (the Greenbergs)
  Full boxscores for last night's Cath finals are in today's DN (page 36).
 
Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (Ja'Quan Newton's playoff numbers)
  Wood football commitments: jr. LB Jake Cooper to Penn State and sr. DL Chris Gary to Bloomsburg.

Feb. 24
  In the Cath final . . .
  Neumann-Goretti beat Roman, 53-48, to claim its SIXTH consecutive crown as four-year starter Ja'Quan Newton led the way (23 points).
Ted's report is posted. Ed Barkowitz wrote the DN story for the first edition; Ace Carter inked things up for the second (focus on Newton). Game pics here. Celebration pics here. Happy Saints here . . . N-G's girls also captured the crown, beating Wood, 55-46. Intern Andrew Albert wrote the DN story. Pics here.
 
Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (Perfect CL seasons, and not quites)
  Ace's preview of tonight's Roman/N-G Cath final is in today's DN (page 53; can't find it online). Full boxscores for yesterday's Pub finals are also in the DN (page 49).
  Click here for more Frank Thoughts (wrapping up the Olympics) from former Daily News sports writer & desk man Frank Bertucci.

Feb. 23
 
Tiiiiime for (even more) Tedbits . . . click here. (Lowest high scorers for Pub champs, 1955-2014)
  Click here for this week's schedule for City Title and seeding games.
 
Tiiiiime for (more) Tedbits . . . click here. (King coach Sean Colson sniffs rare air)
  In the Pub final . . .
  King beat Constitution, 46-44, to claim its first crown in season No. 38.
Duck's report is posted. Ace's DN ink to soph WG Jabri McCall in an overall context . . . and click here for John Murrow's story on Imhotep's triumph over Northeast for the girls' championship.
  McDevitt sr. F Tyrell Long will play his college hoops at West Chester.
 
Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (Turnovers in Pub finals, 1980-2013)
  Click here for the updated 1,000-Point Career Scorers/Contenders list.
  Click here for the Overall Scoring Leaders (15.0 minimum).

Feb. 22
 
Tiiiiime for (more) Tedbits . . . click here. (Pub final: Tortoise vs. Hare)
  Future (over Palumbo to decide fourth-fifth in AA) and Sankofa (over Robeson for third in A; loser out) triumphed in today's seed games.
 
Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (Recalling when 'Brook, W. Catholic and West Philly were best)
  Click here for Ace's preview of tomorrow's King-Constitution Pub final.

Feb. 21
  Thanks to Stevenson University, which again has decided to advertise on this website. Three of Our Guys -- Wood's John Berthsci, O'Hara's Nick Moriconi and Imhotep's Khalil Steward -- were freshman members of last fall's football squad. Please click on the ad toward the upper left corner to see what Stevenson football has to offer. Thank you. 
  Click
here for: Time for the "Pumpkin" Nickname Again.
  **Ticket info for CL finals . . . Tickets can be purchased at the three schools (N-G vs. Wood in girls' game at 6:45, N-G/Roman to follow at approximately 8:30) prior to game time on Monday, and at the Palestra starting at 5:45 p.m. Monday. Cost at schools: $8 general admission,
$12 reserved. Cost at Palestra: $10 general admission, $15 reserved.**
 
Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (CL's top playoff scorers)
  The Coaches' All-Public Team is in today's DN (page 56).
  Click here for Dan Spinelli's report on the Roman-La Salle semi.
  N-G sr. swatter Tony Toplyn leads off Ace's hoops notes. Click here.

Feb. 20
  Click
here for an informal look at Gtn. Academy's Special Crew, courtesy of team mom Mimi McCloskey.
  ***Click here for the Coaches' All-Public Team. Congrats to Central's Chris Bing, the Overall Player of the Year, and to the Division MVPs -- Constitution's Ahmad Gilbert in A, Sankofa's Anthony Wright-Downing in B, Bing in C, Palumbo's Anwar Epps in D and Future's Dominick Morales in E.***
  Click here for info on two D-12 seeding games set for Saturday.
  ****Coaches from Gratz, Bracetti, Maritime and New Media have until 3 p.m. to submit their All-Public ballots to Constitution coach Rob Moore, who's supervising the process. If the deadline is missed, players from those schools will NOT be eligible for All-Public honors!****
  Click
here for: But Has She Gotten the Word? (An interesting day on the license plate trail).
  The Cath final will be played Monday, approx. 8:30, at the Palestra.
 
Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (Ja'Quan Newton, Movin' on Up)
  Click
here for: Bettering Benton (Ja'Quan Newton's Big Moment!).
  Click
here for: Let's Have a Corace of Cheers for This Guy!
  Doin' the 'Lestra Heckle . . . La Salle
here & Carroll here.
  Click
here for: Germantown Academy's Special Crew (with IDs). And here for a large version (without IDs).
  Full boxscores for the Cath semis are in today's DN (page 41).

Feb. 19
  In Cath semifinals . . .
  Neumann-Goretti beat Carroll, 67-62, as sr. G Ja'Quan Newton became the school's all-time career scorer (also, Carroll jr. F Derrick Jones reached 1,000). Ted's report is posted. Ace's DN ink to jr. G Lamarr "Fresh" Kimble. Pics
here.
  Roman beat La Salle, 52-45. Ted's report is posted. Ed Barkowitz' DN ink to sr. G Shep Garner. Pics
here.
  And click
here for first half pics from Germantown Academy's loss to Kiski in the quarterfinal round of the Pa. Indy Tourney.
 
Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (Upsets in CL semis)
  ***Click here for Ace's look at tonight's Cath semis.***
  Full boxscores for the Pub semis are in today's DN (page 41).

Feb. 18
  The Pub final will be played Sunday, 3 p.m., at Temple's Liacouras Ctr.
 
Tiiiiime for (more) Tedbits . . . click here. (Pub final still loser-free)
  In Pub semifinals . . .
  King beat MC&S, 75-56. Ace's DN ink to sr. F Gregory Bennett.
  ConHigh beat Phila. Elec., 69-65. Ace's DN ink to sr. G Floyd Preito.
  Links to the Pub/Cath quarterfinal boxscores are now on this page.
  Services for Andy Hafele (see Feb. 16) . . . viewings, 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, and 9 to 10:45 a.m., Saturday, at L.A. DiGiacomo Funeral Home, 1055 Southampton Road, Phila.; funeral Mass to follow, 11:30 a.m., at St. Christopher Church, 13301 Proctor Road., Phila.
 
Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (How Pub semis have changed)
  ***Click here for Ace's look at today's Pub semis.***

Feb. 17
  Schedule stuff: Palumbo will meet Future this Saturday, 1 p.m., at Ben Franklin to determine the fourth/fifth Class AA seeds in District 12.
 
Tiiiiime for (more) Tedbits . . . click here. (best/worst sets of Catholic League quarterfinals)
  **Welcome aboard to our newest advertiser, Best Shot Consulting! Please click here to see the organization's website, and the ad is down on the right-hand side of the homepage. Thank you.**
  Some Gtn. Academy sr. football commitments: TE-LB Cliff David to Trinity; L-DL John Dean and WR-DB Kyle Donahue to Dickinson.
***Click here for info on Wednesday's Markward Club dinner.***
  O'Hara sr. QB Dashawn "Day Day" Darden will go the prep school route and play football next fall at Wyoming Seminary.
  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Dino Gregory. Dino, who passed recently, starred for Gratz' basketball team in '76 and was selected in the NBA draft out of Long Beach State. His son, also named Dino, recently starred at Maryland.
RIP, Dino.
 
Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (Productive CL bench guys)
  Check out Ace's writeback stories on
King's Jahmil Taylor and Phila. Elec.'s James Suber. Full boxscores for all Pub/Cath quarters are in today's DN (page 46) and thanks to all helpers!: Huck Palmer (WC game and overall coordinator), Ace Carter, Amauro Austin, Big Steve Reid, Keith Hines, Cab Washington, Blair Klumpp, Fran McGlinn and Boop Vetrone (at DN). 

Feb. 16
 
Tiiiiime for (more) Tedbits . . . click here. (CL playoff non-outbursts)
  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Andy Hafele. Andy, a long-time football ref and more recently the assigner for city leagues, died earlier today. RIP, Andy. 
  Click here for the Overall Scoring Leaders (15.0 minimum).
  D-12 state tourney qualifiers: 3 in AAAA, 4 in AAA, 5 in AA, 3 in A. Links to the brackets can be found here.
  Click
here for: Isn't This a Serious Violation at Any Philly-Area Game?
  The Pa. Indy Tourney brackets have been updated. Thanks to Gtn. Academy assistant Marty Weiss for his continuing help with this.
  Ace's Monday DN ink will go to King sr. F Jahmir Taylor and Phila. Elec. sr. F James Suber.
  ***Ticket info for CL semis . . . Tickets can be purchased at the four schools prior to game time on Wednesday, and at the Palestra starting at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Cost at schools: $8 general admission, $12 reserved.
Cost at Palestra: $10 general admission, $15 reserved.***
 
Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (CL playoff outbursts; 80 & more)
  Click here for the updated 1,000-Point Career Scorers/Contenders list.

Feb. 15
  In the Pa. Indy Tourney: PC lost in the first round. HS lost in a quarter.
  Wood jr. L Ryan Bates has committed to Penn State for football.
  Cath semis: Wednesday at the Palestra, Roman vs. La Salle at 7, N-G vs. Carroll at 8:30.
  Pub semis: Tuesday at Southern, King vs. MC&S at 5, Constitution vs. Phila. Elec. at 6:30.
  In Cath quarterfinals . . .
  La Salle beat SJ Prep, 38-33, as jr. F Dave Krmpotich scored 16 points. Ted's report is posted. Pics
here. Click here for a pic of the happy Explorers (though it's fuzzy; VERY sorry for the mess-up, guys). . . . And click here for pics of the first half of Wood-Carroll.
  N-G beat West Catholic, 98-57. Huck's report will be posted.
  Other winners: Roman and Carroll.
  In Pub quarterfinals . . .
  AAAA final: King beat Central, 50-48. Ace's Monday DN ink to sr. F Jahmir Taylor.
  Other winners: MC&S in A; Constitution in AA; PET in AAA (Ace's Monday DN ink to sr. F James Suber). 
 
Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (First team A-C lefties, 1976-2014)

Feb. 14
  In the Pa. Indy Tourney's first round . . .
  Episcopal fell to Perkiomen School, 45-44. Ted's report is posted. Ace's DN ink to sr. WG Chris McNeal. Pics
here. (GA & HS won. SCH lost.)
  Pa. Indy Tourney update: Games involving EA, GA, HS and SCH are on. Games involving PC and MP are off.
  Click here to see how a private school in North Carolina announced that school would be closed.
  Cath quarters update: Wood at Carroll will be tomorrow at 1 o'clock.
SJ Prep at La Salle will be tomorrow at 4 o'clock. West Catholic at Neumann-Goretti will be tomorrow at 1 o'clock. McDevitt vs. Roman will be tomorrow at 1 o'clock, AT West Catholic.
 
Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (Breakdown of all CL 1/4s upsets)

Feb. 13
  Malvern seeks a new football coach. Click here.
  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Dan McLaughlin. Dan, an '02 grad known as "Salamander," was a beyond-passionate fan of Cardinal Dougherty basketball and did entertaining reports for this website. He died recently after a lengthy battle with cancer. RIP, Dan.
  Two more Penn Charter football commitments: sr. L Anthony Campanile to Johns Hopkins; sr. MP Corey Kelley to West Chester.
 
Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (At least 5 treys in CL playoff)
  FB commitments: Imhotep sr. LB Steven Denby III to West Chester and Penn Charter sr. WR-DB Freddie Perri to Franklin & Marshall.
  Click
here for: Conwell-Egan Was Shooting From WAY Out.
  A broadcast of the SJP-La Salle quarterfinal will be available here.

Feb. 12
  Click here for the Cath quarterfinals matchups/schedule.
  In Cath first round playoffs . . .
  McDevitt beat Conwell-Egan, 58-57, as jr. G Jayson Clark passed to sr. G Amin Taylor for a tie-breaking, three-point play at 0:14, then hit a clinching free throw at 0:04. Ted's report is posted. Colin "Cab" Washington's report is posted. Pics
here. Click here for a post-game pic of the again (mostly) happy Lancers (with still a few holdouts).
  West Catholic beat Lansdale, 48-45, as jr. F Jahmil Harris drained a trey with 1.3 on the clock. Harris was part of 16 of West's 18 field goals (made nine, assisted on seven). Huck's report is posted. Ace's DN ink to Harris. Click
here for Ace's video of Harris' shot.
  Click here for the matchups/times for the first round of upcoming Pa. Indy Schools Tourney.
  ALL tickets for Prep-La Salle have been SOLD (at both schools). No ticket? Don't show up Friday night.
 
Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (All-Catholic blankings, 1966-2014)
  Malvern's managers did NOT score two points apiece in a recent game against Moyer (Del). They didn't play. Bad prank. Not appreciated.

Feb. 11
  Click
here for: Time for the "Pumpkin" Nickname Again.
  Click
here for: If the Sixers Ever Need a Ball Boy . . .
  Click here for the updated Cath playoff schedule and here for the updated Pub playoff schedule.
  **Click here for the Coaches' All-Catholic Team and congrats to the MVP, N-G sr. G Ja'Quan Newton. Also to Roman's Chris McNesby, the Coach of the Year.**
  In the Cath's 10th-place showdown . . .
  McDevitt scored 22 of the final 26 points to beat Judge, 51-40.
Ted's report is posted. Pics here. Click here for a post-game pic of the (mostly) happy Lancers (a few guys rocked the hard-guy look -- ha ha).
  In the Pub's round of 16 (classification semis) . . .
  A: New Media beat Robeson, 66-65. Ace's DN ink to sr. G Devin Bullock.
  AAA: Phila. Elec. beat Esperanza, 66-29. Ace's DN ink to jr. G Devante Truitt.
  AAAA: Central beat Washington, 68-55. Duck's report is posted.
  Other Pub winners . . .
  AAAA: King.
  AAA: Imhotep.
  AA: Del-Val and Constitution.
  A: MC&S.  
  Updates have been made to all
February Tedbits that needed them. And many of the January Tedbits have also been updated.
  Click here for information about an Unsigned Seniors Showcase, set
for April 12 at Imhotep. 
 
Click here for the latest effort from Ted Taylor, who's now in his 39th year of writing hobby columns. Congrats!
  A reminder: McDevitt-Judge, today at 5:30 at La Salle High, will decide the 10th playoff berth in the Cath.
  Click here for the Coaches' All-Inter-Ac Team and congrats to the MVP, Gtn. Academy jr. G Tim Guers.
 
Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (CL trios/quartets at 20.0 and above)
  Click here for Ace's DN story on former Malvern football coach Kevin Pellegrini.
  Click here for the final Catholic League scoring leaders.
  Click here for the updated standings. 
  Click
here for: Woodn't You Love to Share This Kind of Bond?

Feb. 10
  Click
here for: Hard at Work and Hardly Working (smile).
  Click
here for: Some Guys Know How to Dress to Watch Basketball.
  Neumann-Goretti beat Wood, 81-73. Ted's report is posted. Pics
here (full JV to start).
  McDevitt beat Bonner-Prendie, 85-76, to earn a preplayoff against Judge for 10th place (tomorrow, 5:30, at La Salle High). Colin Washington's report is posted. Ace's DN ink to sr. F Tyrell Long, who notched 33 points and wound up winning the CL scoring title with a 23.0 average (13-299). First half pics
here.
  Schedule stuff: Tomorrow's Frankford at King Pub Class AAAA semi will start at 6 p.m.
  **Citing a desire to spend more time with family, Kevin Pellegrini has stepped down as Malvern's football coach. Click here.**
  Click here for more Frank Thoughts (current focus on Olympics) from former Daily News sports writer & desk man Frank Bertucci.
 
Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (CL classmates with 1,000 apiece)
  Click here for the (almost) final Catholic League scoring leaders. McDevitt's Tyrell Long (22.2), SJ Prep's Chris Clover (22.0) and N-G's Ja'Quan Newton (21.6) are involved in a three-way shootout. Clover's average is final. Those of Long/Newton are not.

Feb. 9
  Click
here for: One Guy Apparently Didn't Mind Making a Forced Visit to Bonner-Prendergast's Basketball Penalty Box.
  Roman held an alumni game today, and roughly 60 former players and coaches showed up. Click
here for a pic that shows a caption with the list of attendees (and here for a gigantic version; just the pic).
  Click here for Dan Spinelli's report on La Salle's interesting weekend.
  Click here for: Are You Ready for Some Baseball?
  ***Congrats to Roman sr. G Rashann London, who today surpassed 1,000 career points.***
  *Click here for the updated Catholic League playoff schedule (through the quarterfinals; bottom of that page).*
  Click here for the updated standings.
  The following CL seeds are locked in . . .
  1. Roman, 2. N-G, 3. Carroll, 4. La Salle, 5. SJ Prep, 6. Wood, 7. C-E, 8. West, 9. Lansdale. (Also . . . McDevitt hosts B-P tomorrow to end the regular season. If McDevitt wins, it will meet Judge for 10th place on Tuesday, 5:30, at La Salle High. If B-P wins, 10th goes to Judge with no-preplayoff. Lansdale is locked into 9th because it beat both teams (McDevitt, Judge) that could join it in ties. 
  B-P's current and alumni dance teams performed today at halftime of the game vs. O'Hara. Click
here for pics.
  O'Hara beat Bonner-Prendie, 58-51. Ted's report is posted. Ace's DN ink to soph G Andrew Louden. Pics
here (full JV to start) . . . And click here for pics from the second half of Judge's win at West Catholic.
  SJ Prep beat Wood, 56-40. Colin Washington's report is posted. And John Knebels' report is also posted. Ace's DN ink to sr. F-C Ricky Slusarczyk.
  Other winners: Carroll, Lansdale, N-G, Roman.
 
Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (Productive Inter-Ac four-packs)
  **Congrats to Malvern managers Mike Higgins (website writer) and Nick Flowers, who dressed for yesterday's game vs. Moyer (Del.) and scored two points apiece!! . . . INCORRECT INFO/FRAUD**

Feb. 8
  Click here for a video of Tyrell Long's recent 1,000-point occasion.
  Click here for: Who Would Have Thought? (A pic including a recent Syracuse football signee can be found on this baseball page.)
  Schedule stuff: Roman at O'Hara is today at 2:30. N-G at Wood is Monday at 7. 
 
Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (CL's best disaster bouncebacks)
  Click here for the Overall Scoring Leaders (15.0 minimum).
  Penn Charter sr. G Sean O'Brien is the Int scoring champ with an 18.7 average (10-187). Click here for the league's final scoring leaders.
  Click here for: Maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaany Scorers, a page that details Carroll's recent scoring feat (15 guys one game; 14 the next; 16 total).  
  Ed Rendell picks overall Big 5 teams (15 guys total), and each school's top players (10 apiece). Great memories for old heads. Click here.

Feb. 7
  Click here for the updated standings.
  ***Click
here for: The Write Stuff (with a photo guy mixed in) . . . Ted and five other guys who are dedicated to covering high school sports checked out tonight's LC-WC game.***
  Thanks to a last possession featuring major controversy, West Catholic beat Lansdale Catholic, 63-61. Ted's report is posted. Ace's DN ink to jr. PG Devonta Peterie. Pics
here (full JV to start).
  La Salle beat Ryan, 58-42. Dan Spinelli's report will be posted.
  Congrats to Germantown Academy, the Inter-Ac's outright champ!!
  Looking forward to baseball? Thanks to league chairman Barry Strube, you can check out the Pub Master Schedule here. And click here for the list of Coaches/Home Fields.
  The recaps for Pub first round playoffs are here.
  Click here for the updated 1,000-Point Career Scorers/Contenders list.
  Schedule stuff: N-G at Wood will be played Monday; time TBA. Carroll at Judge is ON; B-P at McDevitt will be played Monday at 4.
 
Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (MC&S' outburst, in context)
  ***Congrats to juniors Sammy Foreman (King) and Dominick Morales (Future), who yesterday reached 1,000 career points.***

Feb. 6
  ***Click
here for a recent pic of Anthony Wright-Downing, Sankofa's 1,000-Point Scorer.***
  The schedule for Tuesday's Pub's round of 16 playoffs is here.
  In Pub first round playoffs . . .
  AAA: Esperanza beat Boys' Latin, 58-55. Ace's DN ink to sr. PG Briheam Anthony.
  AAAA: Washington beat Olney, 80-70. Ace's DN ink to jr. G Charles Brown.
  Other winners . . .
  AAAA: Frankford, Central, King.
  AAA: Phila. Elec., Imhotep, Gratz.
  AA: Future, Del-Val, Palumbo, Constitution.
  A: MC&S (100-21 over GAMP), Sankofa, New Media, Robeson. 
  Schedule stuff: Tonight's Roman at O'Hara game is OFF. New details TBA. Today's Malvern at Penn Charter game will be played tomorrow, at 5:15 (following girls' game). Roman's Sunday home game vs. Ryan will now start at 1:30, with alumni game to follow at roughly 3. The '74 championship team will be honored at halftime of the varsity game.
 
Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (Cath records/alignments) 
  Click here for Ace's Signing Day story, which highlights King. The list of D-I commitments is in today's DN (page 43).
  Click here for: Isn't This Against the Law? (smile; via Yahoo)

Feb. 5
  Gratz sr. DB Nydair Rouse will play his college FB at West Chester.
 
Tiiiiime for (more) Tedbits . . . click here. (CL coaches' first seasons)
  As you may have heard, 15 and then 14 players scored for Carroll in recent games. Wellllll . . . In 1983, just TWO Patriots scored in a win at SJ Prep. That story can now be found at the bottom of this page. (Thanks to '85 Carroll grad Bill Dowd for providing a reminder!)
  Click here for our latest Before They Drew X's and O's . . . on West Catholic boss (and former star PG) Jasmine "Jazz" Williams.
  Wood football commitments: OL Deion Oliver to the University of California (Berkeley) and DB Luke Spahits to Shippensburg.
  Click here for '69 grad Bill Wasylenko's look at La Salle's '59 and '61 oh-so-close-to-greatness football seasons. Thanks again, Bill!
  Central sr. handyman Walter Pegues will play his college football at IUP (a k a Indiana Univ. of Pennsylvania).
  King sr. L Dontae Angus has switched his football commitment from Florida to West Virginia.
 
Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. ("Mastermen" of frosh scoring)
  The recaps for Pub prelims are here.
  Sean O'Brien forced an update to the Jan. 18 Int outbursts Tedbit; the Jan. 24 version has also been updated (Robeson's pair); and so has the Jan. 8 version to include Mastery North's Eli Alvin.
  Click here for Ace's Signing Day story on La Salle sr. LB Zaire Franklin (Syracuse).

Feb. 4
  Click
here for: Good Move, Man.
  The Jan. 21 father-son Tedbit has been updated with the Flemings.
  Click here for the updated standings.
  Sayre's TEAM PAGE info has been deleted. Despite multiple requests, this school has failed to provide scoring info for FIVE games.
  The schedule/brackets for Pub first round playoffs can be found here.
  Click
here for: "Armsed" and Ready.
  Today's winners in Pub prelims . . .
  AAAA: Lincoln and Southern.
  AAA: Dobbins, Esperanza, E&S and FLC.
  AA: Sayre, Roxborough, Freire and Audenried.
  Haverford School beat Germantown Academy, 73-60. Ted's report is posted. Ace's DN ink to jr. PG Levan "Shawn" Alston. Pics
here.
  Roxborough beat Masterman, 67-47, in a Pub Class AA preliminary playoff. Ace's DN ink to jr. C Tyere Marshall.
  Roman beat SJ Prep, 58-44. Not sure, but we might receive a report.
  This page now includes the Pub's Top 20 Scorers (for 2014).
  Click here for the matchups for the upcoming Pa. Indy Schools Tourney. Times and other details to come.
  Schedule stuff: Today's MN-FLC Pub playoff will take place at FLC's home court (leaky roof at MN).
 
Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (GA seeks special achievement)
  Randy Monroe, first team All-City player for Roman in '81 and later an assistant/head coach on the college level, is now the head coach at Brandywine High, in Delaware. Click here for Bill Fleischman's story.

Feb. 3
 
Tiiiiime for (more) Tedbits . . . click here. (If ties are your thing . . . )
  Schedule stuff: Roman at SJ Prep, tomorrow at 3:45; O'Hara at West, tomorrow at 7; N-G at Judge, tomorrow at 7.
  Due to Andrew Chalfen, one of our strong Best Teammate candidates last spring, Science Leadership's team pic can now be found
here. When he's home from college, Andrew helps the Rockets. Always great to receive assistance from people who care. Thanks, Andrew!
  The Tyrell Long Tedbit now includes info covering 30 seasons (And Donnie Carr, for one, is diggin' it -- smile).
  ***If you're on Facebook . . . click here for Paul Hutter's page on Ivy League basketball history.***
  Boxes for recent Say-Ovb and Bart-Gtz games have been provided.
  Click here for the Cath Scoring Leaders (now 10.0 minimum).
  Click here for our latest Before They Drew X's and O's (different format, as you'll notice) . . . on Episcopal Academy coach Craig Conlin, who starred at La Salle (then La Salle).
  Click here for the updated 1,000-Point Career Scorers/Contenders list.
 
Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (Tyrell Long's very uncommon feat)
 
Click here for the updated standings.
  Carroll was at it again yesterday. The Feb. 2 Tedbit has been updated.
  Roger Kirk, brother of football coach Tom Kirk and brother-in-law of basketball coach Ed Enoch, is receiving strong support from Lansdale Catholic as he battles ALS. Click here for Ace's story.
  CJ Szydlik is taking a sabbatical from his duties as N-G's football coach. His dad, Chalie, N-G's AD and North Catholic's last coach, is filling in.

Feb. 2
  Click
here for: The great Tom Gola's Childhood Home.
  Click
here for: Talk About Good Balance . . .
  Click
here for: The Best Dressed Player in Basketball History.
  ***Congrats to McDevitt sr. F Tyrell Long, who surpassed 1,000 career points in the Lancers' win over Conwell-Egan. Pics
here.***
  McDevitt beat Conwell-Egan, 62-61, as sr. F Tyrell Long scored half of the Lancers' points and reached 1,000 with his first two. Ted's report is posted. Pics
here (JV to start).
  La Salle beat Lansdale, 41-37. Ace's DN ink to jr. PG Najee Walls.
  Looking forward to baseball? Thanks to Wood coach Jim DiGuiseppe, you can check out the CL Master Schedule here.
 
Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (Carroll REALLY shares the ball)
  Click
here for some screen-shot pics of Sankofa's Anthony Wright-Downing during his 54-point outburst vs. Edison yesterday.

Feb. 1
  We have welcomed 600,000 visitors in 5 1/2 months. Thanks!
  Click here for the Overall Scoring Leaders (15.0 minimum).
  In a non-league game today, Sankofa's Anthony Wright-Downing scored 54 points vs. Edison! Click here.
  Thursday's D-V/Fels game has been reported. Thanks to D-V coach Jason Harrigan (not his original responsibility).
  Note from Ted: Yahoo's email system is a mess. I can open and read emails, but cannot respond. Thanks for all help that's being provided.
  Click here for: Special Night for Sean O'Brien & PC (pics: Ed Foley).
  Click here for the Int & Pub A, B, C, D & E Scoring Leaders (now 10.0 minimum).
  Last night vs. Wood, Roman's Gemil Holbrook totaled 10 points on consecutive possessions! On each trip downcourt, he was fouled while draining a trey. He then hit the free throw. A tech was called after the first trey and he nailed those two free throws, as well. 
  Click here for the updated 1,000-Point Career Scorers/Contenders list.
  Click
here for: Soar Like a Champion.
  Click here for: Heading for a Headache.
  With two games left, Gtn. Academy has clinched a tie for the Int title.
  Click here for the updated standings.

Jan. 31
  ***Congrats to Penn Charter sr. G Sean O'Brien, who surpassed 1,000 career points in the Quakers' upset win over Haverford School.***
  In a Cath biggie . . .
  Before yet another packed house (many more turned away), SJ Prep beat La Salle, 58-47, as jr. G-F Chris Clover scored 24 points. Ted's report is posted. (Might receive others, also.) Ace's DN ink to sr. G-F Kyle Thompson. Pics
here (full JV game to start).
  Click here to see the Cath's playoff dates (bottom of that page).
 
Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (New Foundations sniffs rare air)
  Against each other yesterday, Elverson's Wayne Stewart (35) and Parkway Northwest's Kahlif Askew-Hughes (36) broke school records for points in one game.
  The Pub saved its worst performance for the final day of the regular season. THREE boxscores were not reported to Score Service: Sayre-Overbrook, Del-Val/Fels and Bartram-Gratz.

Jan. 30
 
Click here for the Final Pub Standings.
  ***Click here to see the schedule for the Pub's preliminary playoffs (set for Tuesday) and a list of all playoff qualifiers, in seeding order, as provided by chairman Ben Dubin. Look at the bottom of that page.***
  Central beat Robeson, 77-74, to finish 12-0 in Division C. This is the Lancers' third perfect league mark over the last 91 seasons (also 1932 and 2005). Ace's DN ink to sr. F Zachary Stone.
  Straw. Mansion beat Mastery North, 49-42. Duck's report is posted. Ace's DN ink to sr. G Raekwon Dial.
  ***Future jr. Dominick Morales is the Pub scoring champ with a 31.8 average (12-382). That's the highest mark in the last six seasons and ranks 18th in league history.***
  Ryan sr. DE Sean Boylan will play his college football at West Chester.
  MC&S is playing in a three-day tourney in Florida. You can view the games here (but you must cough up coin via PayPal).
 
Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (All-Catholic foreigners)
  **Click here for the Pub's playoff dates (bottom of that file).**
  Click here for the updated standings (file includes remaining league games for all Pub/Cath/Int teams).

Jan. 29
  In a Cath Biggie . . .
  Before a packed house (many more turned away), sr. G Ja'Quan Newton scored 29 points as visiting Neumann-Goretti beat Carroll, 64-58. Ted's report is posted. Ace's DN ink to Newton. Pics
here (full JV game to start).
  Three Philly products of Baltimore City CC are now playing hoops for D-II schools: Zafir Williams (Vaux, Bowie), Theo West (Kensington, Lock Haven) and Will Adams (Imhotep, McMurry in Texas).
  ***Congrats to the Pub/Cath/Int guys who've been selected to play in the Big 33 game: O'Hara WR Thaddius Smith, Episcopal TE Evan Butts, La Salle LB Zaire Franklin, Imhotep DB Deandre Scott.***
  Looking forward to baseball? Pairings have been set for the 2014 Carpenter Cup Classic. Click here.
 
Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (Winless league seasons)
  Click here for the updated standings (file now includes remaining league games for all Pub/Cath/Int teams).

Jan. 28
  King beat PE&T, 60-51. Cab's report is posted.
  Central's Chris Bing is now on the list of 1,000-Point Contenders.
  Gratz beat Del-Val, 48-40. Ace's DN ink to sr. G Malik Tyndale.
  Lincoln beat Northeast, 78-73. Ace's DN ink to sr. G Raymond Fred.
  Click here for: What Was This Person Thinking??
  Click
here for: SCH's Frank Jackson Does Not Have a Fat Head . . .
  Penn Charter beat SCH Academy, 66-43. Ted's report is posted. Pics
here (JV to start).
  Mastbaum has been declared the winner over World Comm (see 1/27).
 
***Tiiiiime for (more) Tedbits . . . click here. (My childhood interaction with Mr. Tom Gola)***
 
Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (A seven-pronged assault on 1,000)
  Schedule stuff: PET at King is tonight at 6.
  Click here for John Chaney's memories of Tom Gola, via Mike Kern.
  A former neighbor, Dr. Larry N. Gever, tells a great Tom Gola tale.

Jan. 27
  Schedule stuff: the U. Moreland/Bonner-Prendie non-league game will be made up Wednesday, 7 p.m., at B-P.
  In the Pub today . . . Mastbaum had a 20-point lead on visiting World Comm late in the third quarter when a pipe burst and brought the game to a halt. Chairman Ben Dubin is awaiting word from the PIAA to see if the game can be considered official . . . Tomorrow's Palumbo-Mastbaum game will be played at Palumbo.
  Ryan OL Joe Hansbury will play his college football at Mercyhurst.
  Carroll stormed away from a 29-29 first half to beat Wood, 83-52. Ace's DN ink to jr. PF-C Ernest Aflakpui.
  Click
here for: SJ Prep's Students Always Show Incredible Energy! . . . and click here for: At Halftime, They Were REALLY Amped!!
  Click
here for: Time for a New Nickname . . .
  SJ Prep scored 16 of the final 17 points to beat West Catholic, 61-45. Ted's report is posted. Pics
here.
  Class AAAA state champ SJ Prep will open the '14 football season against Illinois state champ Mt. Carmel (Chicago, Donovan McNabb's alma mater) on Sunday, Aug. 31, noon, at Toyota Park, as part of a special tripleheader.  
  Schedule stuff: Tonight's MCS-King game will be played at King (6 o'clock). Tonight's Carroll at Wood game will be played in the girls' gym.
  Click here for the updated standings (file now includes remaining league games for all Pub teams).
 
Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (Tom Gola, career breakdown)
  Click here for more Frank Thoughts from former Daily News sports writer & desk man Frank Bertucci.
  Click here for Jack Morrison's obit on Tom Gola, here for Dick Jerardi's column and here for Ted's story on early hoops memories (it's under the March 6 City Title report on La Salle-Bartram). 

Jan. 26
  Our thoughts and prayers with the family and friends of Tom Gola. Mr. Gola, a basketball all-timer at the La Salles (high school/college), an NBA stalwart for 11 seasons and the coach of the college's 23-1 squad in 1968-69, died today. RIP, sir.
  Separated at Birth: Click
here for a ref in the Judge-Ryan JV game (former SJ Prep player Jared Black, '04) and here for Malvern football coach Kevin Pellegrini.
  Brian Kelly is Franklin Learning Center's new baseball coach.
  John Knebels' "report" on Friday's Carroll-SJ Prep game is posted. It's actually a great tribute to deep sub Brian Mulligan.
  Click
here for: Where There's a Will . . .
  Click here for: They Didn't Get the Memo . . .
  Judge beat Ryan, 56-45. Ted's report is posted. Ace's DN ink to sr. G-F Jon O'Connor. Pics
here (JV to start).
  Ryan commitments: sr. DB Connor Golden to Bucknell for football and sr. INF Tom Derer to New Jersey Institute of Technology for baseball.
 
Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (The most perfect league seasons)

Jan. 25
  Commitments by Prep Charter sr. football players: DE Eric Taylor to D-IA Marist; WR John Graham to D-II West Chester and LB Tommy Nguyen to D-II Alderson Broaddus (in West Virginia) . . . Northeast
WR Ronald Stokes has also committed to AB (former West Catholic star Derrell Hand is an assistant there).
 
Tiiiiime for (more) Tedbits . . . click here. (A look at Pub A transfers)
 
Click here for the updated standings (through today; now includes remaining league games for all Pub teams).
  Click here for the Overall Scoring Leaders (13.0 minimum).
 
Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (What are the chances?)
  Click here for the Int & Cath Scoring Leaders (12.0 minimum) and Pub Scoring Leaders (15.0 minimum).
  Click here for the updated 1,000-Point Career Scorers list.
  Click
here for video highlights from last night's Ryan-Lansdale game, as provided by Noisette St. Jean Jr.

Jan. 24
  Click
here for: Ahkil Your Foul Shooting With My Dancin'/Clappin'.
  Click
here for: If This Kid Becomes Famous, You Saw Him Here First.
  Click
here for: Talk About Icicles . . .
  West Catholic beat Wood, 58-56, on
Jahmil Harris' jumper with 1.1 seconds remaining. Ted's report is posted. Pics here (JV to start).
  La Salle beat McDevitt, 76-54. Ace's DN ink to jr. WG Shawn Witherspoon.
  Carroll beat SJ Prep, 51-36. John Knebels' report is posted.
  Click
here for: Roman assistant Thomas "Hockey Puck" McKenna, like always, was quite the hit with the ladies yesterday.
  Schedule stuff: Imhotep/MC&S will be tomorrow, 4 p.m., at CCP.
 
Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (25 years of Pub outburst combos)
  Click here for the updated standings.

Jan. 23
  Very cool!: Central Connecticut jr. Rob Hollomon (West Catholic) led ALL of Division I-AA in all-purpose yards per game. Click here.
  Click
here for: Sock It to Me.
  Click
here for: He Still Has a Paxson for Hoops.
  In a Cath biggie . . .
  Roman beat Neumann-Goretti, 71-64. Ted's report is posted. Ace's DN ink to sr. G Rashann London. Pics
here.
  Gratz beat Southern, 67-60. Ace's DN ink to sr. F Qasim White.
  King beat Constitution, 64-40. Duck's report is posted. Cab's to come.
  No post-snow day transportation issues. Today's Pub games are ON!

 
Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (Some love for Lansdale)

Jan. 22
  Schedule stuff: Lots of info on new dates for Pub games is here.
 
Tiiiiime for (more) Tedbits . . . click here. (Frosh bros with varsity pts)
  Click here for more Frank Thoughts from former Daily News sports writer & desk man Frank Bertucci.
  Schedule stuff: Carroll at Wood will be Monday at 7 p.m.
  Click here for our latest Before They Fathered Star Players . . . on Dougherty's Lou Stevens ('84), the father of Haverford School sophomore star Lamar Stevens. (Yes, the same school colors -- smile.)
 
Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (Judge's leading career scorers)

Jan. 21
  Schedule stuff: N-G vs. Roman will be played Thursday, 5 p.m. (no JV game) at Phila. University.
  Click here for:
Before He Popped Up on TV Every Time There's a Big Snowstorm (on former Neumann football/baseball star Nick Martino).
  Click here for: A Wild/Wacky story involving Frankford's long stretch of snow-caused inactivity in the 1995-96 season.
  USA Today recently picked an All-Bowl Team for 2013-14 and Navy OL Jake Zuzek (West Catholic) was on it! Click here.
  Former Bok star Jihad Ward, a 6-7, 285-pound DT at Globe Tech, in NYC, will next play college football at Illinois.
  ***Note from Ted: Don't let the latest snowstorm get you down. I'm thinking back to good times, like when I showed superior athleticism (ha ha) on vacation a few years ago. Click
here.***
  Click here for: Before They Drew X's and O's . . . on Judge coaches Sean Tait (varsity) and Mike O'Connell (JV). They were teammates for that same school (Class of '95).
  Tomorrow's Markward Club dinner has been pushed back to Feb. 12.
  Click here for: Before They Wore Stripes . . . on referee Kevin "Cat" Compton, who starred for Frankford in '80.
  Schedule stuff: New date for Carroll at Wood TBA. All Pub/Cath games are off for today and tomorrow (new dates TBA). All Inter-Ac games are off today (new dates TBA).
 
Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (Take that, dad's alma mater)
  ***The legendary Thomas "Hockey Puck" McKenna lost a bet to fellow Roman assistant Danny DiBerardinis and had to pay the price, in part, by "wunnin' a sewwicide." Click
here for the video!!***

Jan. 20
 
Click
here for: Not Afraid to Take (a) Charge.
  Click
here for: I Was Open . . .
  Lansdale Catholic beat O'Hara, 49-43. Ted's report is posted. Pics
here (JV to start).|
  Imhotep beat Life Center, 65-63, in two OTs. Ace's DN story in an overall context.
  ***Click here for info on Wednesday's Markward Club dinner.***
  Neumann-Goretti's showcase game vs. Mater Dei, a national power from Calif., will be shown today on ESPNU, starting at 5:30.
 
Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (Teams in honor of M.L. King Day)
  Click here for the updated standings.

Jan. 19
  Click
here for: We Won and I'm Outta Here.
  Click
here for: Everybody Needs a Good Sidekick.
 
Click here for the latest effort from Ted Taylor, who's now beginning his 39th year of writing hobby columns. Congrats, Ted, and thanks for continuing to inform/entertain our visitors!
  King sr. C Darius Hurst-Rodney will play his college football at D-II Alderson Broaddus, in West Virginia.
  SJ Prep beat Ryan, 64-56. Ted's report is posted. Ace's DN ink to sr. WG Tom Fox. Pics
here (JV to start).
 
Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (Pub breakdown, by type of school)

Jan. 18
  Roman sr. DE Hez Trahan will play his college football at Pitt.
 
Tiiiiime for (more) Tedbits . . . click here. (MAJOR amounts of points on GA/HS coaching staffs)
  ***Congrats to Wood sr. Pat Smith, who last night reached 1,000 career points! Click here for the updated list.***
  Dan Spinelli has filed a report on La Salle's OT win over Wood, played last night. Click here.
  Click here for the Overall Scoring Leaders (13.0 minimum).
  Click here for the Pub Scoring Leaders (15.0 minimum).
 
Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (Tim Guers hits rare air)
  Click here for the updated standings.
  Boxscore not provided to Score Service yesterday: West-Mansion.
  Click
here and here for: Takin' the Right Kind of Dive.
  Click
here for: They've Finally Found Their Calling (smile) . . .

Jan. 17
  N-G sr. P-OF Charlie Jerla will play his college baseball at Marist.
  In an Inter-Ac classic . . .
  Before an overflow crowd, Gtn. Academy beat Haverford School, 73-65, in OT, as jr. WG Tim Guers scored 35 points. Ted's report is posted. Pics
here (JV to start) . . . And click here for pics from an afternoon CL game, SJ Prep's win over Judge.
  ConHigh beat Frankford, 62-49. Ace's DN ink to jr. G Kimar Williams.
 
Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (John Herndon hits rare air)
  New Penn State football coach James Franklin starts off by making a quick impression with Our Guys. Click here for Ace's story.

Jan. 16
  Other duties prevented Ace from writing about Pub hoops today.
  Would you like to hang out with Phillies GM Ruben Amaro and the Phillie Phanatic? Now's your chance! Check the first item under BASEBALL on the calendar page.
  Del-Val beat Southern, 71-48. Duck's report is posted.
 
Tiiiiime for (more) Tedbits . . . click here. (Good starts/finishes)
 
Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (N-G's many, many, many outbursts)
  Click here for the Int and Cath Scoring Leaders (12.0 minimum).
  Click here for the updated standings.
  Note from Ted: Today's Daily News includes a great package on the fabled Palestra. For part of it, Ed Barkowitz asked coaches/writers for most vivid memories (click here) and I was honored to be given the chance to participate. Thanks, Ed.

Jan. 15
  Indiana coach Tom Crean witnessed Carroll/B-P tonight.
  Click
here for: McDevitt's Gonna Show Love for the Cardinals (pic taken in hallway right outside the classroom that's used as a visiting "locker room" during basketball season).
  Click
here for: "Chrisp" Contact.
  Click
here for: "How Come They Don't Use an Oblong Ball?"
  McDevitt beat Ryan, 52-51, on
Jayson Clark's baseline drive with 7 seconds left. Ted's report is posted. Pics here (some JV to start).
  Wood beat Judge, 54-37. Ace's DN ink to jr. F Luke Connaghan.
  Northeast beat Palmer, 75-68. Ace's DN ink to jr. G Elmange Watson.
  SJ Prep beat Lansdale, 55-42. John Knebels' report is posted.
 
Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (Bartram's Browns, making history)
  Sankofa's school record for points in one game (43) belongs to Anthony Wright-Downing. Click here for the updated list.
  Boxscore not provided to Score Service yesterday: Del-Val/Freire. (points now posted)

Jan. 14
  Click
here for: Oh, Brother! (Not)
  The Cath Master Schedule includes changes for B-P's next two games.
  Click
here for: Never Know Who'll Pay You a Baseline Visit.
  Click
here for: No Dunks in the Game, but at Halftime . . . Wow!
  Episcopal beat SCH Academy, 57-46. Ted's report is posted. Pics
here (JV to start).
  Bartram beat Esperanza, 68-46. Ace's DN ink to sr. G Malik Smith.
  Central beat Olney, 42-36. Duck's report is posted. Ace's DN ink to jr. F Kahlil Williams.
  Click here for the updated list of 1,000-Point Scorers (and contenders). 
  Schedule change: Frankford at King will start at 6.
 
Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (Watching from outside the gym)

an. 13
  Click
here for: Much Respect for an Old-School Kinda Guy.
  Click
here for: Ice, Ice, B-B B, Baby.
  Conwell-Egan beat Judge, 53-36. Ted's report is posted. Pics
here, almost all from an unusual vantage point (JV to start).
  Future beat Parkway West, 73-41. Ace's DN ink to jr. F Dominick Morales.
  McDevitt beat O'Hara, 71-57. Cab's report is posted.
  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Jim Straub, who died recently. Jim, who also played football, was an All-Catholic baseball player at Judge ('70). His nephew, Colin Wixted (SJ Prep), just completed his football career at Johns Hopkins. RIP, Jim.
  Click here for our latest Before They Drew X's and O's . . . on N-G assistant Robert "Beattie" Taylor, who starred under current coach Carl Arrigale when the school was Neumann.
 
Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (Chris Clover's special feat)

Jan. 12
  Del-Val Charter needs a head football coach. Click here.
  Click here for the updated standings.
  Click
here for: Roman's "Silent Night" crew.
  Two Big Games in the Cath . . .
  Roman beat Carroll, 54-46. Ted's report is posted. Ace's DN ink to jr. F-C Manny Taylor. Pics
here (JV to start).
  N-G beat SJ Prep, 76-60. Ace's DN ink to sr. G Troy Harper.
 
Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (Chris McNesby/Paul Romanczuk)

Jan. 11
  Constitution beat Imhotep, 63-53. Duck's report is posted.
  Click
here for: Under Lots of "Prez"ure.
  Click
here for: Reed My Fingertips (Judge's Quincy Reed).
  Click here for the Pub Scoring Leaders (15.0 minimum).
  Click here for the Overall Scoring Leaders (13.0 minimum).
 
Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (Outbursts by CL sophs, 2000-14)
  Not reported to Score Service yesterday: McDevitt-Lansdale.
  Congrats to former Chestnut Hill assistant Dennis Primavera, the new head baseball coach at Springfield Montco.
  Franklin Towne's Ryan Boyd can now be found (twice, in fact) on the Three-Pointers Page. Click here. (One outburst occurred last season,
but was not reported 'til now.)

Jan. 10
  Judge beat Bonner-Prendie, 73-44. Ted's report is posted. Pics
here (JV to start).
  Teamwork time! Roman beat La Salle, 61-47. Dan's report is posted. Ace's DN ink to jr. F TreVaughn Wilkerson and soph G Tony Carr. Ted's pics
here.
  Carroll beat Conwell-Egan, 43-22. The first report by former McDevitt player Colin "Cab" Washington is posted.
 
Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (CL schools' best 20-year outbursts)
  Four school records have been broken this season in the Pub: Parkway West's John Herndon scored 48 points, topping 42 by Stephen Stewart in '89 (Stephen's brother, Lynard, is Penn Charter's coach); Future's Dominick Morales scored 45, eclipsing 38 by Saadiq Berry in '09;  Elverson's Wayne Stewart scored 34, bettering 33 by Ikeal Johnson in '13; Franklin Towne's Ryan Boyd scored 33, erasing 30 by three guys. Click here for the updated list.
  Schedule stuff: King at PET will be Sunday, at 11:30.
  Not reported to Score Service yesterday: Imhotep-Frankford, New Media-Bracetti.

Jan. 9
  Imhotep beat Frankford, 63-37. Ace's DN ink to sr. G Jakwan Jones.
  Washington beat Gratz, 69-67, in OT. Ace's DN ink to jr. G Asante "Redz" Ali.
  **Only in the Pub . . . King at PET was postponed 90 minutes after the 3:15 scheduled starting time because King thought the game was set for 5:30. Imhotep at Frankford was moved TO Imhotep on the fly after broken pipes/condensation caused it to RAIN in Frankford's gym.**
 
Tiiiiime for (more) Tedbits . . . click here. (Prez' playing/reffing feat)
  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Carl Lacy Jr. Carl, a star guard for Overbrook in the '76 and '77 seasons, passed yesterday. His dad, Carl Sr., started for West Philly's '56 Pub champs. RIP, Carl.
  Baseball historian John Shiffert is right back in the saddle. He shines the light mostly on new HOFer Greg Maddux. Click here.
  Amauro's report on Lincoln's recent win over Robeson is now posted.
  Schedule stuff: Today's Mansion-Olney game will be played at the ol' Cardinal Dougherty, 2nd & Godfrey.
  The Jan. 8 Tedbit has some updates, including family info on
Masterman frosh Liam Shanahan
 
Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (Wood's outburst in context)
  The Jim & Jim (again) Lynch father-son football combo (Malvern, then West Catholic) can now be found on this list.

Jan. 8
  Click
here for: We'd All Like to Have This License Plate.
  Click
here for: You Know You're Waaaaay Out There When the Nearest "Defenders" Are a Ref and the Opposing Coach (Wood's Cody Fitzpatrick).
  Wood beat McDevitt, 89-72. Yes, 161 points were ch-chinged onto the scoreboard. Ted's report is posted. Ace's DN ink to sr. C Joe LoStracco. Pics
here (JV to start).
  Baseball historian John Shiffert examines three HOF managers' careers. Click here.
  Click here for the updated standings.
 
Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (Masterman frosh Liam Shanahan sniffs rare air)
  ***Congrats to Sankofa sr. Anthony Wright-Downing, who yesterday reached 1,000 career points! Click here for the updated list.***
  Not reported to Score Service yesterday: Lans-Roman, Sou-Esp.

Jan. 7
  Click here for Amauro's observations from McDevitt's upset win Monday night over SJ Prep.
  Click
here for: Gooooooing Up! (N-G's Ja'Quan Newton).
  Click
here for: How'd the Basketball Get Through That Tiny Hole? 
  Neumann-Goretti beat La Salle, 82-58. Ted's report is posted. Dan Spinelli's report is also posted. Pics
here (JV to start). And click here for pics from Gtn. Academy-Penn Charter.
  Constitution beat King, 65-49. Ace's DN ink to jr. F Ahmad Gilbert.
  West Phila. beat Olney, 63-62. Ace's DN ink to jr. G Lavelle Harper.
 
Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (Jan. 5 list, fleshed out for century)
  Click here for the updated Pub schedule (two postponements and one site change as of 11 a.m.)
  Former SJ Prep LB Todd Jones, now at Hyde Prep (Conn.), will play
his college football at Coastal Carolina.

Jan. 6
 
Click
here for: Slick Moves? He's Got 'em Down Pat.
  Wood beat O'Hara, 66-36. Ted's report is posted. Pics
here (JV to start).
  Central beat Mast. North, 72-55. Ace's DN ink to sr. F-C Chris Bing.
  Lincoln beat Robeson, 76-70. Amauro's report is posted.
  Schedule stuff: Fels has forfeited its Jan. 2 game (originally postponed) with Sankofa. Today's Fels-Bartram game has been postponed (leaky roof; to 1/13) and Sunday's Carroll-Roman game will be played at Philly Univ. (2:30 varsity).
  Click here for more Frank Thoughts from former Daily News sports writer & desk man Frank Bertucci.
 
Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (Consecutive winning league marks)
  Click here for Ace's writeback story on Malvern sr. F Andy Pancoast.

Jan. 5
  Click here for Dan Spinelli's report on La Salle's Sat. win over Judge.
  Click here for: Before They Wore Stripes . . . on referee John Przybylinski, who in '86 sniped Dougherty into the CL final. 
  Click here for the updated standings.
 
Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (CL debuts for current coaches)

Jan. 4
  Click
here for: The Coolest-Ever Look in a TS.com Team Pic.
  Click
here for: The Perfect Storm (of arrival days).
  In the Inter-Ac's Daniel Dougherty tripleheader . . .
  Haverford School beat Episcopal, 61-48. Ted's report is posted. Pics
here. And click here for pics from PC-MP (whole game) and SCH-GA (first half).
 
Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (A look at I-A's tripleheaders)

Jan. 3
  Conwell-Egan beat O'Hara, 68-56. Ted's report is posted. Ace's DN ink to soph PG Stevie Jordan. Pics
here.
  Click here for Cath schedule updates. (O'H says it's still playing C-E).
  ***N-G at Carroll will be played Jan. 29 at 7 p.m.***
 
Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (Cath teams with not many points)

Jan. 2
 
SJ Prep beat Bonner-Prendergast, 59-23. Ted's report is posted. Ace's DN ink to jr. G-F Chris Clover. Pics here.
  ***N-G/Carroll has been postponed. Will likely be played in late January.***
  EasternPaFootball.com has posted its all-state teams for AAAA-AAA and AA-A.
  Baseball historian John Shiffert examines players who've hit The Reunion Tour. Click here.
  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Quahdir Devine. Quahdir, one of Ben Franklin's top basketball players last season, passed Dec. 31. He'll be remembered with a moment of silence and framing of his jersey at today's game vs. Mansion. RIP, Quahdir. Click here for a Daily News story.  
 
Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (A look at N-G/Carroll)

Jan. 1
  Malvern sr. SS Jordan Majors will play his college football at Cornell.
  Click here for our latest Before They Drew X's and O's . . . on Conwell-Egan coach Frank Sciolla (SJ Prep).
  Click here for the (expanded) Overall Scoring Leaders (13.0 minimum).
  Boxscores are still needed from the following schools: Mastery North, New Foundations, Parkway West, Sayre. Click here.
  Happy New Year!!!

Dec. 31
  Click
here for: Ell of a Group (with IDs). And here for large version.
  Penn Charter scored the last seven points in 52.7 seconds to beat Gratz, 49-48. Ted's report is posted. Pics
here (JV to start).
 
Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (Our Guys, around the country)
  **Click here for Ace's Catholic League preview and here for his Inter-Ac preview. Thumbnails included.**

Dec. 30
  O'Hara beat Holy Cross (Delran, N.J.), 57-45, in the Hermits Alumni Christmas Classic, at St. Augustine Prep (N.J.). Ted's report is posted. Pics
here. And click here for pics of the first half of Roman's game vs. Holy Spirit (Absecon, N.J.).
  Click here for the Overall Scoring Leaders.
 
Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (CL non-league dominance)
  Click here for Ace's feature on King jr. PG Sammy Foreman.

Dec. 29
  Episcopal sr. DB Terrell Smith will play his college football at Brown.
  La Salle's Dan Spinelli has crafted a report on the Explorers' win yesterday over Wildwood Catholic (N.J.). Click here.
  Lots of help today with missing boxscores. Thanks. Keep 'em coming.
  Click here for the updated list of 1,000-Point Scorers & Contenders.
  The Non-League Master Schedule for today has been updated.

Dec. 28
  Click
here for: When You Least Expect It . . .
  Judge fell to St. Joseph (Hammonton, N.J.), 61-57, in the Hermits Alumni Christmas Classic, at St. Augustine Prep (N.J.). Ted's report is posted. Pics
here. And click here for pics of the second half of Bonner-Prendie's game vs. Camden Catholic (N.J.) and the first half of La Salle's game vs. Wildwood Catholic (N.J.).
  The Non-League Master Schedule for today has been updated.
  Congrats to Pub products Brent Grimes (Northeast, Miami Dolphins CB) and Jahri Evans (Frankford, New Orleans Saints G), who've been selected to play in the Pro Bowl!!

Dec. 27
  Conwell-Egan beat Northeast, 64-43, in Lower Moreland's tournament. Ted's report is posted. Ace's DN ink to soph G-F LaPri McCray-Pace. Pics
here.
  We're getting help with missing boxscores. Thanks. Keep 'em coming.

Dec. 26
  Boys' Latin beat Maritime, 80-34, in a Constitution showcase event. Ace's DN ink to sr. SF Jamar Brisbon.
  A number of Our Guys will play Saturday night, 7:30, at the Virginia Beach Sportsplex in the Chesapeake Bowl (all-star football game for seniors). Click here for the North roster (players from Pa./N.J./Del.)
  Funeral arrangements for Bernard Franklin (see Dec. 24 entry): Monday, Dec. 30, Mt. Zion Baptist Churh, 41 W. Rittenhouse Street, Phila., 19144. Viewing from 9 to 10. Service to follow immediately.
  Lansdale Catholic fell to Wissahickon, 66-46, in the Wissahickon Holiday Classic. Ted's report is posted. Pics
here.
  Click here for our latest Before They Fathered Star Players . . . on Gratz' Levan Alston ('91), the father of Haverford School star Levan "Shawn" Alston. 
 
Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (Ja'Quan Newton's career march)

Dec. 25
  **Please help. Click here to see which Pub/Cath/Int boxes we're missing. Thanks.**
  The Pub E TEAM PAGES have been updated -- here and here.
  The Pub D TEAM PAGES have been updated -- here and here.
  The Pub C TEAM PAGES have been updated -- here and here.
  Merry Christmas!!!

Dec. 24
  The Pub B TEAM PAGES have been updated -- here and here.
  Congrats to Navy jr. G Jake Zuzek (West Catholic), who has received two honors -- ECAC All-East first team and All-Independent HM.
 
 
Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (Happy times at Conwell-Egan)
  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Bernard Franklin, who passed over the weekend. Bernard played defensive end for King in the '04/'05 seasons. His cousin, Anthony Franklin, is a long-time contributor to this website. RIP, Bernard.

Dec. 23
  Click here for more Frank Thoughts from former Daily News sports writer & desk man Frank Bertucci.
  Germantown Academy beat Del-Val Charter, 59-50. Ted's report is posted. Ace's DN ink to jr. SF Sam Lindgren. Pics
here (JV to start).
  **Please help. Click here to see which Cath/Int/Pub A boxes we're missing.**
  The Pub A TEAM PAGE has been updated -- here.

Dec. 22
  The Int hoops TEAM PAGE has been updated --
here.
  C-E beat Bethlehem Catholic yesterday, 51-40, thus moving to 7-0. Mike DeMarchi's report is posted here.
  The Cath hoops TEAM PAGES have been updated --
here and here.
  Haverford School beat McDevitt, 68-65, in OT. Ace's combo DN ink to soph F Lamar Stevens and jr. F Derek Mountain.
  Click here for our latest Before They Drew X's and O's . . . on Sankofa assistant Kashief Edwards (Imhotep).

Dec. 21
  C-E grad Mike DeMarchi is back on the website scene. He caught last night's win over Gratz. Click here for his "Nest Notes" report.
 
Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. ("Only in the Pub" cake-taker)
  **Click
here for: a Separated at Birth involving a CL hoops coach.**
  In the West Side Winter Classic last night, West Philly beat Parkway West, 76-32. Ace's DN ink to sr. F Tyquaan Bardlavens.
  Click
here for: Book It. These Two Were the Stars of the Show.
  Click
here for: He's Not Exactly Mr. Complicated . . .

Dec. 20
  Only in the Pub Hits the Cath . . .
  La Salle beat Frankford, 71-67, in a game that started a half-hour late because Frankford showed up without its uniforms. Through the first half, the Pioneers wore La Salle's old away jerseys and all kinds of mismatched shorts. Ted's report is posted. Pics
here. Click here for a pic of Frankford's squad taken shortly before the game finally began. 
 
Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (The end of two long streaks)
  Check out the updated lists of all-time, first-team All-City players in
the Pub, Cath and Int.
  Click here for the updated list of multi-sport, All-City honorees.
  Click here for the updated list of All-City fathers/sons.
  Click here for the updated list of All-City brothers.
  The names of first-, second-, and third-team All-City honorees have now been added to all-time lists here.
  Check out the Dec. 19 entries for hoops reports by Duck and Amauro.
  Click here for the Daily News' All-City, All-Pub and All-Cath football teams and here for Ace's accompanying story. Congrats to the Players of the Year -- SJ Prep sr. QB Chris Martin and Wood jr. RB Jarrett McClenton (Cath), Imhotep sr. DB Deandre Scott (Pub), Malvern sr. RB Troy Gallen (Int) -- and to the Coach of the Year, SJ Prep's Gabe Infante.
 
 
Click here for the latest effort from Ted Taylor, who's wrapping up his  38th year of writing hobby columns. Congrats!

Dec. 19
  Franklin LC beats Fels, 75-72. Duck's report is posted.
  Palumbo beat Roxborough, 77-72, in a game played "sideways" because of a leaky roof. Ace's DN ink to sr. G Anwar Epps.
  Math/Civics/Sci. beat Phila. Elec., 63-52. Amauro's report is posted.
  Click here for the Class AAA all-state football team.
  Click here for Anthony Franklin's 1st annual "All-Ant Squad" . . . the best college players from Philly!! (Two teams of offense/defense). Thanks for a great fall of recognizing Our Guys, Ant!!
  Sr. G James Bleming buried NINE treys (on just 12 attempts), but McDevitt was able to edge Pope John Paul II, 62-60. Ted's report is  posted. Pics
here (some JV to start).
  **It's expected that the Daily News' All-City, All-Pub and All-Cath teams will appear in tomorrow's editions.**
  Click here for Amauro's look at Public A hoops.
  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Terry "Cotton" Scott, energetic guard sub for West Philly's 1977 Pub/City basketball champs, one of the best teams in Philly history. He passed recently. RIP, Terry.
 
Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (La S '09/SJP '13, by the numbers)
  Click here for the updated list of 1,000-yard rushers, 1,000-yard passers and 500-yard receivers, going back to 1981.
  Click here for Class AAAA and AA all-state football teams.

Dec. 18
 
Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (Updated list: highest scoring teams)
  King sr. QB Joseph Walker will play his college FB at Delaware. Click here for Ace's story.
  Congrats to Central Connecticut State's Rob Hollomon (W. Catholic), who has received a great honor. Click here.
  Remember Kevin Silary, of semi-javelin fame? (smile) Well, he's about to graduate from Ramapo College, in North Jersey, and has become quite the sculptor. Click
here for pics of the main items in Kevin's project, along with those of his senior partners. They're part of a special exhibition in the school's art center. Description of Kevin's project.  
  Click
here for: Austin Chabot's winning trey for Ryan last night.
  Click
here for: If You Want More Christmas Presents . . .

Dec. 17
  Click here for Frog's end-of-season football list.
  Ryan beat Penn Charter, 50-48, on Austin Chabot's trey with 8 seconds remaining. Ted's report is posted. Pics
here (some JV to start).
 
Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (Career leaders among seniors)
  SJ Prep frosh handyman D'Andre Swift is featured in Ace's weekly football notes. Click here. Huck's final stats are in the Daily News.
  Click here for Ace's story on Hayes Nolte (see Dec. 16).
  Click here for more Frank Thoughts from former Daily News sports writer & desk man Frank Bertucci.

Dec. 16
  ***Click here for Huck's All-Catholic Football Teams -- overall, AAAA, AAA and AA.***
  Congrats to website stalwart Dan Spinelli (La Salle), who will be attending Penn. Very cool!!
  Are you ready for a Huck trifecta? Click here for his Final City Top 10 and here for his Final Catholic League Team Stats and here for his Final Catholic League Individual Leaders.
  Maritime's team pic is now posted here.
  Thanks to senior player Kobe Tate, who performed the chore of sending us Parkway West's basketball roster after no authority figure at the school cared enough to do it.
  **Click here for a SJ Prep State Title Tribute Page.**
  Gtn. Academy sr. QB Hayes Nolte will play his college FB at Cornell.
  Four historical FB files have been updated through 2013: here - here - here - here.
 
Click here for the final Standings/Records/PF-PA page and here for final Team-by-Team Results.

Dec. 15
  In the Class AAAA final . . .
  SJ Prep beat Pittsburgh Central Catholic, 35-10, as Chris Martin passed for 195 yards & three TDs. Ted's report is posted. Ace's DN ink to several in overall context. Before pics here. Game pics
here. After pics here. TEAM PAGE is updated.
  In the Class AA final . . .
  Imhotep fell to South Fayette, 41-0. Ted's report is posted. Ace's DN ink to coach Albie Crosby. Game pics
here. Before/after pics here. TEAM PAGE is updated.

Dec. 14
  **Click here for a Wood State Title Tribute Page.**
  ^Click here for Anthony Franklin's weekly college awards & tidbits.
His All-Ant Teams will be revealed next week!^
  Four historical FB files have been updated: here - here - here - here.

Dec. 13
  In the Class AAA final . . .
  Wood beat Harrisburg Bishop McDevitt, 22-10, as Jarrett McClenton rushed 40 times for 238 yards and two TDs. Ted's report is posted. Ace's DN ink to several in overall context. Before pics
here. Game pics here. After pics here TEAM PAGE is updated.
  Audenried's basketball roster is posted. That means Parkway West's will be last, if we ever get it.
  Congrats to McDevitt's Amin Taylor, who last night dropped eight treys on Chichester to earn a spot on this page.
  Click here for Amauro Austin's report on yesterday's win by Olney over Northeast.
  ***UPDATE: Due to weather concerns, the AA and AAAA championship games will now be played Sunday at 1 and 6 p.m., respectively.***
  Click here for Ace's feature on Wood jr. L Ryan Bates. Setups for all three state title games are in the DN.

Dec. 12
 
Tiiiiime for (more) Tedbits . . . click here. (YPG receiving leaders for teams that advanced to state playoffs)
  Click
here for . . . Where's Waldo?
  Click
here for . . . Float Like a Butterfly.
  SJ Prep held practice this afternoon at the Eagles' NovaCare Complex. Click
here for pics. Click here for large team pic.
  Basketball rosters for Phila. Academy, Northeast, Prep Charter,
Gratz, King and Mansion are posted. Next?
 
Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (YPG rushing leaders for teams that advanced to state playoffs)
 

Dec. 11
 
Tiiiiime for (more) Tedbits . . . click here. (YPG passing leaders for teams that advanced to state playoffs)
  Basketball rosters for Bracetti, Bodine, Central, Kensington, Science Leadership and Southern are posted. Next?
 
Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (Our Guys in finals)
  Click here for Ace's feature on SJ Prep jr. LB/S Tom Johnson.
  Click here for Solomon Leach's story on how King is rallying behind the football team's success, fueled by kids from now-closed G-town.

Dec. 10
  **No roster=no stats. We still need this Pub roster: Parkway West. tedtee307@yahoo.com.**
 
Tiiiiime for (more) Tedbits . . . click here. (More light on Luke)
  Tiiiiime for Edbits. Click here . . . (Huck offers facts/figures on website era 1,000-yard rushers, with special props for da Burrs)
  Click here for Huck's City Top 10 and here for his CL Team Stats.
  Update from Ben Dubin, the Pub hoops chairman: He's seeking  permission to move most of today's postponed Pub games to Monday. 
  Baseball historian John Shiffert puts Doc Halladay's career into the you-know-what context.
 
Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (Luke Spahits returns alone)
  A District 12 crew will be working Friday's Class A football final. Congrats, guys!! Members: ref
Michael Downs; umpire Dave Parfitt; head linesman Keith Foster; line judge Lee Page; side judge Art Woods; field judge Wayne Thomas; back judge Ernie Gallagher.
  Wood jr. RB-DB Jarrett McClenton is featured in Ace's weekly football notes. Click here. Huck's stats did not make it into the DN.

Dec. 9
  Time Marches On . . . Click
here for a pic of Verland "VJ" Wayns and his brother, Roman all-timer Maalik, from five years ago and here for a current pic of VJ (soph guard for Sankofa; he played today at Roman).
  Click
here for . . . Billy Penn Is Never in a Fog.
  Roman beat Sankofa, 90-57. Ted's report is posted. Pics
here.
  Click here for details on this week's Markward Club luncheon.
 
Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (Updated list of best Q/S/F efforts) 
  All Catholic and Inter-Ac rosters are posted.
  Click here for more Frank Thoughts from former Daily News sports writer & desk man Frank Bertucci. 
  Check out Ace's writeback stories on
SJ Prep soph OLB Shawn Harris/jr. CB John Reid and Imhotep soph RB Tyliek Raynor

Dec. 8 
  We're thinking the La Salle people are having fond memories of these special games from December 2009 (final & quarterfinal) . . .
 
La Salle-State College Before   12/19
   La Salle-State College Game   12/19
   La Salle-State College After   12/19

 
La Salle-Easton Game   12/5
  
La Salle-Easton Before/After   12/5

  This page for state playoff recaps has been updated.
  Basketball rosters for Sayre, West Catholic, Phila. Elec., Ryan, Fels, Lincoln and World Comm are posted. Next?
 
Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (Tripling the district fun) 
  Details for PIAA finals; all games at HersheyPark Stadium: AAAA, SJ Prep vs. Pittsburgh CC, Saturday, 6 . . . AAA, Wood vs. Harrisburg McDevitt, Friday, 7 . . . AA, Imhotep vs. South Fayette, Saturday, noon.
 
Click here for the updated Standings/Records/PF-PA page.

Dec. 7
 
Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (The fumble gods . . . ) 
  In a PIAA Class AAAA state semifinal . . .
  SJ Prep beat Neshaminy, 37-21. Ted's report is posted. Ace's Monday DN ink TBA. Before/after pics
here. Game pics here. TEAM PAGE is updated.
  In a PIAA Class AA semifinal . . .
  Imhotep beat Berks Catholic, 20-0. Click here for the report by Philly's own Armand Vanore on easternpafootball.com. And here for a story from the Reading Eagle. TEAM PAGE is updated.
  In a PIAA Class AAA semifinal . . .
  Wood beat Berwick, 42-14. Click here for a story by Kevin Cooney (website legend emeritus) from the Bucks County Courier Times. TEAM PAGE is updated.
  **The Pub regular season starts Tuesday. No roster=no stats.** 
  Basketball rosters for Overbrook, Palmer, Freire, Palumbo, Maritime, Randolph and SJ Prep are posted. Next?
 
Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (Basketball's 400-win guys)
  We have welcomed 400,000 visitors in one week short of four months. Thanks for your support!
  The E&S gals can now be found
here.
  Click here for . . . What Can Brown Do for You? Collect 400 Wins!

Dec. 6
  Malvern beat Bonner-Prendie, 69-56, on the strength of 13 treys. Ted's report is posted. Pics
here (starts with some from JV game).
  **Congrats to coach C.M. "Charlie" Brown, who claimed career win No. 400 as Engineering & Science downed GAMP, 66-29. Ted's report is posted. Ace's DN ink to Charlie. Pics here.**
  ^Click here for Anthony Franklin's weekly college awards & tidbits. And don't neglect to nominate players for his All-Ant Teams.^
  ***Note: Wood-Berwick has been postponed. It will now be played tomorrow, 5 p.m., at J. Birney Crum Stadium, in Allentown.***
 
Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (Results in semis and a look back at the best performance I've ever seen in any sport)
  Basketball rosters for Imhotep, Sankofa, Mastery South, B-P and Esperanza are posted. Next?
  Click here for Ace's feature on Imhotep sr. C Gordon Thomas.

Dec. 5
  Great day on the roster trail!! Eleven received!! Thanks to all.
 
Tiiiiime for (more) Tedbits . . . click here. (Overall stats in states) 
  ***Click
here for Yong Kim's pic of Philly's Mr. Basketball, the beyond legendary Mr. Thomas "Hockey Puck/Nutman" McKenna.***
  Rough drafts for Pub hoops TEAM PAGES are now posted. Still need millions of rosters (smile). tedtee307@yahoo.com. Thanks!
  Basketball rosters for GAMP, Carroll, Conwell-Egan, FLC, Washington, Masterman, MC&S, Penn Treaty, Wood, Malvern and Del-Val are posted. Next?
  Click
here for . . . He Looks Great for His Age!!
 
Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (Top AA stats in states)

Dec. 4
 
Tiiiiime for (more) Tedbits . . . click here. (Top AAA stats in states)
  ***Congrats to the Daily News' Dick Jerardi, who will enter the U.S. Basketball Writers Association Hall of Fame at this year's Final Four!!!***
  ***Welcome aboard to Paul Hutter, our newest advertiser. Paul, a Princeton grad and Germantown Academy basketball all-timer (five-year starter, four years first team all-league, 1967-70), has written a great book about The Golden Age of Ivy League Basketball (1964-79), with all kinds of Philly references/info. Please check out his ad down the left side of the homepage. Thank you!***
  ***Click here to see the updated list of each school's career leader for rushing, passing and receiving yardage.***
  Basketball rosters for Mastbaum, McDevitt and Neumann-Goretti are posted. Next?
 
Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (Top AAAA stats in states)
  Click here for Ace's feature on Wood jr. TE-LB Jake Cooper.

Dec. 3
  Are you ready for a Huck trifecta? Click here for his City Top 10 and here for his CL Team Stats and here for his weekly CL Individual Stats.
 
All recent photo sets can now be found on this main page.
  Click here for the updated list of Coaches With the Best Winning
Percentages (Steve Devlin's record/percentage not updated).
 
Tiiiiime for (more) Tedbits . . . click here. (Pub instability)
  Basketball rosters for Lansdale, Episcopal, Judge, Robeson and PMA-Elverson are posted. Next?
  Gerry Eck is Ryan's new baseball coach.
  SJ Prep-Neshaminy has been pushed back to 3 p.m.
 
Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (Twenty teams with most points) 
  SJ Prep sr. RB-DB-Ret. Vince Moffett is featured in Ace's weekly notes. And Frog receives some love! Click here. Huck's stats in DN.

Dec. 2
  Frog's report on Imhotep's recent state playoff victory is now posted.
  Click here for the Inter-Ac League Master Basketball Schedule. Any changes? Please help at tedtee307@yahoo.com.
  Penn Charter's basketball roster is posted. Next? 
  ***Note for football seniors with solid academics & high moral character: Global Football seeks players for this year's USA squad, which will travel to Barcelona, Spain, from March 22-30 to sight-see and play an all-star game (on March 29). For more info, contact coach Bill Gallagher at bgallagher@ea1785.org. Quickly! Well, you have until Christmas, but quickly could improve your chances (smile).***
  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Donald Geehring. Mr. Geehring, who died last week, led North Catholic past Southern, 1-0, in the first City Title baseball game, in 1945. He did the pitching and drove in the lone run. RIP, sir.
  Click
here for "Fun Day" practice pics from Imhotep (nary a football was seen). Ya gotta love wheelbarrow races involving big-'uns (smile).
 
Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (Finally, TDs galore for Pub passers)
  Baseball historian John Shiffert details Cooperstown's BIG problem.
  Roman's/Boys' Latin's basketball rosters are posted. Next?
  Click here for more Frank Thoughts from former Daily News sports writer & desk man Frank Bertucci.
  Click here for Ace's writeback on Imhotep soph TE-DE Naseir "Pop" Upshur. A SJ Prep player will be featured in tomorrow's notes.
  Click here for Ace's state semis setup.
  Click here for the Catholic League Master Basketball Schedule. Some
schools' schedules can't be found, however, so there are holes!! Not to mention conflicts. Please help at tedtee307@yahoo.com.

Dec. 1
  SCH Academy's/Haver. School's basketball rosters are posted. Next?
 
Tiiiiime for (more) Tedbits . . . click here. (Quickest to 100)
  Click here for the updated facts/figures for Coaches With 100 Wins.
  Click here for the updated list of Individual Season Leaders  (players from teams still alive not included).
  Click here for the updated list of Career Yardage Leaders (players from teams still alive not included).
  Click here for the updated list of Top Performers in Assorted Categories, 1981-2013 (players from teams still alive not included).
  All TEAM PAGES are updated (or finalized). Thanks to all helpers!
 
Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (Holiday heroes)
  Details for PIAA semis: AAAA, SJ Prep vs. Neshaminy, Saturday, **3 p.m. (new time due to SATs)**, at Northeast HS; AAA, Wood vs. Berwick, Friday, 7 p.m., at J. Birney Crum Stadium, in Allentown; AA, Imhotep vs. Berks Catholic, Saturday, **3 p.m. (new time due to SATs)**, at Gov. Mifflin MS, in Shillington. 

Nov. 30
  Click
here for . . . Reid My Lips. You're Goin' Down!
  Click
here for . . . Outside the Lines (but good viewing).
  Click
here for . . . "Bronzie" Charlie.
  Click
here for three pics of La Salle jr. baseball star Jimmy Herron, who has already committed to Duke.
 
Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (D-12 quarterfinal domination)
 
Click here for the updated Standings/Records/PF-PA page.
  In a PIAA Class AAAA quarterfinal . . .
  SJ Prep beat Parkland, 21-10. Ted's report is posted. Ace's Monday DN ink TBA (will become Tuesday's notes). Before/after pics
here. Game pics here.
  In a PIAA Class AA quarterfinal . . .
  Imhotep 49, Catasauqua 0: Frog's report is posted. Ace's Monday DN ink TBA.
  Constitution's/La Salle's basketball rosters are posted. Next?
  All eligible TEAM PAGES have been finalized.
  ^Click here for Anthony Franklin's weekly college awards & tidbits. And don't neglect to nominate players for his All-Ant Teams.^

Nov. 29
  In a PIAA Class AAA quarterfinal . . .
  Wood beat Academy Park, 42-14. Ted's report is posted. Ace's DN ink to sr. FB Luke Spahits. Pics
here.
  Click here for the updated list of rushing/passing/receiving School Game Records (and big performances) and here for the updated list of rushing/passing/receiving School Season Records.
  All eligible TEAM PAGES have been finalized except for C-E.
  Southern's cheerleaders can now be found
here.
 
Click here for the updated Standings/Records/PF-PA page.
 
Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (2,000-yard season rushers)

Nov. 28
 
Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (Pub's top one-season receivers)
  Congrats to King's Delane Hart, who today claimed the Pub record for TD catches in a season. When did his total increase from 14 to 15? On the last play of the game!! The 28-yarder gave King a 32-30 win over Imhotep, which shut down its starters in the second half with a state quarterfinal just two days away. Check out Duck's report.
  **Click here for the updated Thanksgiving Rivalries page.**
  Note from Ted at 7:56. All TEAM PAGES are updated except for Bartram, Conwell-Egan and Del-Val. Not sure we'll get stats for those tonight. Thanks to all helpers!
  Note from Ted at 4:40: I will now start to update TEAM PAGES. Please be patient. Thanks and Happy Thanksgiving!
  Southern beat N-G, 33-6. Ted's report is posted. Ace's DN ink to sr. QB-DB-LS Michael Riley. Before/after pics
here. Game pics here.
  Ryan beat Washington, 21-0. Ace's DN ink to multiple grunts.
  Franklin beat Dobbins, 12-6. Ace's DN ink to jr. QB Kevin Caldwell.
  Central beat Northeast, 6-3, in OT. Ace's DN ink to sr. L-DL Sam Reid.
  West Philly beat Overbrook, 14-8, in two OTs. Huck's report is posted.
  King beat Imhotep, 32-30, on a last-second TD reception by Delane Hart. Duck's report on a classic is posted. 
  Frankford beat Fels, 53-18. John Knebels' report is posted.

Nov. 27
  In a 48-0 win over Furness, Prep Charter's Curan Simmons made 14 catches for 168 yards, thus becoming the second receiver in Pub history to reach 1,000 yards in one season (King's Delane Hart did so earlier). Vian Dolo passed 29-for-43 for 318 yards and five scores (totals adjusted due to shovel-pass play), also getting big help from John Graham (10-114, two).
  Click
here for . . . Let There Be Darkness!!
  **Website legend Mark "Frog" Carfagno handled PA duties at tonight's Prep Charter-Furness game. Because someone else was a no-show, he also sang the National Anthem. Very cool, Frog. Congrats!!** 
  Click here for the New York Times' latest story on how M.L. King has gone forward with numerous imports from now-closed Germantown, told
mostly from the football standpoint.
 
Tiiiiime for (more) Tedbits . . . click here. (Details on TG rivalries) 
  Olney's/Franklin's basketball rosters are posted. Next?
 
Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (Roman-Roxborough TG rivalry)
  Click here for Ace's story on Washington sr. L Zaire Hollerway.

Nov. 26
  Roxborough's basketball roster is posted. Next?
  Mastery North 7, Gratz 6: Ace's DN ink to assorted seniors.
 
Tiiiiime for (more) Tedbits . . . click here. (Judge-Lincoln TG rivalry)
  On Gratz' TEAM PAGE (click here), you can now see an explanation of the crazy play that ended the Bulldogs' game with Fels on Nov. 7.
A true all-timer. Thanks to Gratz coach Erik Zipay and head ref Bill McKeever for their help! That final score was Fels 38, Gratz 36. The confusion had led to an incorrect reporting of 44-36.
  Welcome aboard to Greystone Equipment Company, a new advertiser on this website. Please check out the ad, which appears down the right-hand side of this page. Thanks for your support, GEC, and good luck!
 
Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (N-G/Southern TG rivalry)
  K-P stars Connor Foley (Judge) and Steve Weyler (O'Hara) are featured in Ace's weekly football notes. Click here.
  Roman's AD placed on administrative leave. Ace's story is here.  

Nov. 25
  Click
here for . . . Peek a Boo, The Camera Could Barely See You.
  Are you ready for a Huck trifecta? Click here for his City Top 10 and here for his CL Team Stats and here for his weekly CL Individual Stats.
 
Tiiiiime for (more) Tedbits . . . click here. (Ryan-Wash. TG rivalry)
  Click
here for respectable practice pics from Judge and ridiculously bad practice pics from Ryan (sorry).
  We are now accepting basketball rosters. Germantown Academy was  first. Edison was second. Send to tedtee307@yahoo.com. Thanks!
  Click here for more Frank Thoughts from former Daily News sports writer & desk man Frank Bertucci.
 
Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (Int teams that have followed losing seasons with titles.)
  Ace sets up the state quarterfinals here.

Nov. 24
 
Tiiiiime for (more) Tedbits . . . click here. (Cath teams that have followed losing seasons with titles.)
  ***Click here to see a list of each school's career leader for rushing, passing and receiving yardage.***
 
Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (Pub teams that have followed losing
seasons with titles.)

Nov. 23
  Coach Gil Brooks was honored last night by SJ Prep, and the 2003 champs were feted. Click
here.
  Two new city records can now be found here (bottom of that page).
  Click here for the Week 14 Master Schedule (includes state playoffs).
  Click
here for a pic of Haverford School's fall Division I signees.
 
Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (Why we feel Malvern's Troy Gallen posted the best three-game outburst by a running back in city history.)
  ***The coaches' all-star teams for Pub/Cath/Int are in today's Daily News (page 43).***
 
Click here for the updated Standings/Records/PF-PA page.
  Click
here for . . . Talk About Skywalking.

Nov. 22
  Malvern beat SJ Prep, 24-20, as Troy Gallen turned in yet another monstrous performance (340 yards rushing/receiving). Ted's report is posted. Ace's DN ink to jr. G Mike McCarthy. Before/halftime/after pics
here. Game pics here. TEAM PAGES are updated.
  C-E's TEAM PAGE is now tidy. Thanks to coach Jack Techtmann and his assistants.
  Click here for Huck's weekly CL Individual Stats.
 
Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (I-A vs. CL, 2006-13)
  Click here for Ace's story on Malvern sr. TE-DE John Nassib.

Nov. 21
  So much for Truebright . . . It will not be playing Pub hoops this season.
  Baseball historian John Shiffert puts the Fielder/Kinsler trade into the you-know-what context.
  ^Click here for Anthony Franklin's weekly college awards & tidbits. Lots of extra stuff because all-conference teams have been announced.^
 
Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (Pub winning seasons breakdown)
  Click here for Ace's story on Imhotep sr. G Aaron Ruff (Temple).

 

Nov. 20
  Did you notice? Earlier tonight we welcomed visitor No. 12345678.
  Wood sr. SS Erik Bowren will play his college baseball at Millersville.
 
Tiiiiime for (more) Tedbits . . . click here. (I-A winning seasons breakdown)
  Schedule stuff: The Thanksgiving game between Boys' Latin and Edison (low numbers) has been canceled. BL will play Mastbaum this Friday, 6 p.m., at Northeast; Mastbaum will still play Future next Wed.
 
Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (CL winning seasons breakdown)
  ***Click here for the Coaches' All-Inter-Ac Football Team and congrats to MVP Troy Gallen.***
  Click here for the list of basketball coaches/home courts. (Please report any changes to tedtee307@yahoo.com. Thanks.)
  Click here for info on the Maxwell Club's 2013 Mini Max winners, and special congrats to all Pub/Cath/Int guys!
  Click here for Huck's City Top 10 and here for his CL Team Stats.
  **Ace takes his first crack at the Daily News' annual football prospects list. Click here.**

Nov. 19
 
Tiiiiime for (more) Tedbits . . . click here. (Malvern-SJ Prep series)
  **A few guys have been added to
this list of Philly's D-I basketball players. Thanks for the help, and please don't hesitate to let us know of others. tedtee307@yahoo.com.**
  N-G sr. F Tony Toplyn will join teammate Troy Harper and play his college hoops at Campbell. Click here for Ace's story.
  Time change: Friday's Malvern-SJ Prep game will start at 7 p.m.
 
La Salle football historian Bill Wasylenko ('69) offers a look at the school's kickers through the years. By the way, Matt Raczak went 43-for-44 on PATs this season. He hit his final 41.
  Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (A stats-leaders look at Wood's last nine football champs)
  Injured SJ Prep sr. QB Chris Martin is highlighted here in Ace's weekly football notes. Huck's stats are in the DN (page 39).
  Imhotep sr. DB Deandre Scott will play his college football at Arizona State. Click here for Ace's story.
  Former Phila. Elec. G Carrington Ward, now at San Jacinto JC (Texas), will next play college hoops at North Texas.

Nov. 18
  ***Click here for the Coaches' All-Public Football Teams and congrats to MVPs Jylil Reeder (Fels, AAAA Gold), Mark "Spider" Webb and Michael Riley (Southern, AAAA Silver), Joseph Walker (King, AAA) and Deandre Scott (Imhotep, AA).***
  Tiiiiime for (more) Tedbits . . . click here. (A stats-leaders look at SJ Prep's last six football champs)
  Click
here for pics of SJ Prep's sports signees for Fall 2013.
  Click
here for . . . You Get One Guess.
  So much for the 100 percent increase in Week 13 games. Click here.
  Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (Website visitor Joe Smagala provides an outrageous flip-side scenario to long waits for TG games.)
  Baseball historian John Shiffert offers a Ty Cobb-related book review.
 
Click here for more Frank Thoughts from former DN sports writer & desk man Frank Bertucci.
  Check out Big Willie's report on the recent N-G/Sun Valley game.
  Click here for . . . Before They Drew X's and O's, on SJ Prep assistant Tom Sugden. (11 years ago, no way he would have seen this coming.)
  Check out Ace's writeback stories on
Prep jr. FB-DB Dillon DeIuliis and Wood sr. DE Chris Gary. (CT boxes in today's DN. Page 52.)

Nov. 17
  **Click
here for our annual list of Philly's D-I basketball players.**
  Tiiiiime for (more) Tedbits . . . click here. (Hooray for Delane Hart!)
  The TEAM PAGES (rough draft) for CL and I-A hoops are posted.
  The City Title recaps can now be found here.
  All TEAM PAGES are updated (though C-E's has some issues; trying to resolve 'em). Thanks to all helpers!
  Wow! The Week 13 schedule has increased by 100 percent. Click here.
  Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (City Title snoozers)
  Click here for the Week 13 Master Schedule (won't take long to read).
 
Click here for the updated Standings/Records/PF-PA page.
  Click
here for . . . Delane Hart's Grand Accomplishment.
  Click
here for . . . Group Pic of the Happy Wood Vikings.
  Click
here for . . . Group Pic of the Happy SJ Prep Hawks.
  Click
here for . . . Rumble in the Runyan.

Nov. 16
  In the Class AAAA City Title . . .
  SJ Prep beat Frankford, 10-7.
Ted's report is posted. Ace's Monday DN ink to jr. S Dillon DeIuliis. Before/after pics here. Game pics here. TEAM PAGES are updated.
  In the Class AAA City Title . . .
  Wood beat King, 52-8.
Ted's report is posted. Ace's Monday DN ink to sr. DE Chris Gary. Before/after pics here. Game pics here. TEAM PAGES are updated.
  Click
here for . . . Group Pic of the Happy Imhotep Panthers.
  Click
here for . . . Oh, How "O" Can Cut a Rug.
 
Click here for the latest effort from Ted Taylor, who's now in his 38th year of writing hobby columns. Congrats!
  Under coach Steven Quigley, grandson of former long-time Dobbins teacher/Pub ref Rich Krug, Strawberry Mansion's first JV football team went undefeated. The Knights plan to begin varsity play in '15.
  Congrats to SJ Prep hoops coach Speedy Morris, who will receive the ECAC Madison Square Garden Holiday Festival Lifetime Coaching Excellence Award Dec. 7 at MSG.
  An oddity from Imhotep-WC can now be found here (look at the bottom of that page).
  Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (Albie Crosby's feat)

Nov. 15
  In the Class AA City Title . . .
  Imhotep beat West Catholic, 48-8.
Ted's report is posted. Ace's DN ink to jr. QB Andre Dreuitt-Parks. Before/after pics here. Game pics here. Cauls' pics here. TEAM PAGES are updated.
  Neumann-Goretti 34, Sun Valley 21: Big Willie's report is posted. (Remember him? Smile!)
  *A fund-raising event for the Little Quakers, featuring an appearance by Eagles long-snapper Jon Dorenbos -- he'll perform a full-blown magic act -- along with food and drinks, will be held tonight,  6 to 8 o'clock, at Chickie's & Pete's, 11000 Roosevelt Blvd., in Northeast Philly. Cost is $100 for adults and $25 for kids (limited event). Payment by cash or check will be accepted at the door.*
  Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (Some career totals)
  ^Click here for Anthony Franklin's weekly college awards & tidbits.^
  Click here for Huck's weekly CL Individual Stats.

Nov. 14
  Tiiiiime for (more) Tedbits . . . click here. (Highest number of consecutive winning seasons for all 45 current Pub/Cath/Int schools).
  Team-by-Team Schedules/Results are now
here.
  Boxscores for all Pub/Cath football playoffs are now
here.
  Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (Will TG evvvver get here?)
  Click here for Ace's signing day story on Roman hoops star Shep Garner (Penn State)

Nov. 13
  Tiiiiime for (more) Tedbits . . . click here. (Praise for Chris Martin)
  Click here for a large version of Frankford's team pic (PL AAAA champs). (And
here for a larger version.)
  Click
here for . . . These Soccer Players Are Really Having a Ball.
  Click
here for practice pics from Frankford.
  Click
here for a large version of King's team pic; first PL champs
(AAA division) in school history! (And
here for a larger version.)
  Schedule addition: New Hope-Solebury vs. Conwell-Egan, Saturday, 1 o'clock, at Truman.
  Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (More on CL title coaches)
  **Click here for the Class AAAA City Title X-Ray.**
  Click
here for Ace's story on West Catholic sr. RB Greg White.

Nov. 12
  Tiiiiime for (more) Tedbits . . . click here. (Best CT performances)
  Click
here for . . . Talk About Mixed Messages.
  Click
here for . . . Referees Live a Charmed Life.
  Click
here for . . . Imhotep Still Has the State's Best FB Locker Room.
  Click
here for practice pics from King and Imhotep.
  Baseball historian John Shiffert puts the Atlanta stadium issue into the you-know-what context.
  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.
  Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (GA's Nolte-Donahue combo)
  Frog's report on Frankford-Washington is now posted.
  **Click here for the Class AAA City Title X-Ray.**
  Overbrook sr. L-DL Benjamin Cameron III is featured in Ace's Veterans Day-themed story here. Huck's stats are in the Daily News.

Nov. 11
  Major thanks to all veterans.
  The championship games have been added to the playoff recaps.
  Tiiiiime for Edbits. Yes, Edbits! Click here. (WC owns S. Philly)
  **Click here for the Class AA City Title X-Ray.**
  Click here for Huck's City Top 10 and here for his CL Team Stats.
  Click
here for . . . Since When Are Railroad Tracks in the Sky?
  Click
here for practice pics from West Catholic.
  Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (In Inter-Ac seasons with multiple champs, which teams have "deserved" it the most?)
  A new name can now be found on this list of magic-makers.
  Click here for more Frank Thoughts from former DN sports writer & desk man Frank Bertucci.
  Amauro's report on King-MN is now posted.
  Check out Ace's writeback stories on Frankford sr. RB Damion "Jawzy" Samuels (that story includes a nugget on King sr. LB Jordan Alexander) and
Haverford School sr. QB-S-P Brendan Burke.
  Boxscores for four playoff games and the two Inter-Ac games that decided the co-champs are in today's Daily News (page 56).

Nov. 10
  ***Click here for the updated City Records and here for the updated Game Records (and list of big perfornaces).***
  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Dave Firth. Dave, who died this weekend, was a baseball star at Northeast and Frankford ('02) as a hitter and pitcher. RIP, Dave.
  Click here for . . . Can Anyone Make a Tackle? This page examines the crazy Malvern-SCH Academy game (Malvern won, 63-50). Included are a boxscore, records broken/tied and assorted notes. Thanks to Kevin Pellegrini and Huck for making this happen!
  **City Title details: AAAA, SJ Prep vs. Frankford, 4 p.m., Saturday at Northeast; AAA, Wood vs. King, 1 p.m., Saturday, at Northeast; AA, West Catholic vs. Imhotep, 6:30 p.m., Friday, at the NW Super Site.**
  Tiiiiime for (more) Tedbits . . . click here. (Bringin' the Wood)
  Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (Assorted items)
  All TEAM PAGES have been updated. Because that game produced such amazing stats, Huck watched the video to cross-check everything in Malvern-SCH, won by the former, 63-50. Thanks to all helpers! 
 
Click here for the updated Standings/Records/PF-PA page.
  Click here for . . . It Took Courage to Cover EA's Evan Butts.

Nov. 9
  In the CL AAA final . . .
  Wood beat Bonner-Prendie, 42-6, for its sixth consecutive title.
Ted's report is posted. Before/after pics here. Game pics here. Cauls' pics here.
  In the Inter-Ac . . .
  Haverford School beat Episcopal, 27-7, to earn a tie for the title with Malvern, a **63-50** winner over SCH Academy.
Ted's report is posted. All pics here.
  In the Pub AAAA final . . .
  Frankford beat Washington, 30-3. Frog's report is posted. Ace's Monday DN ink TBA. Celebration pic here.
  In the Pub AAA final . . .
  King beat Mastery North, 32-7.
Amauro Austin's report is posted.
  In D1-/12 AA subregional semis . . .
  West Catholic 26, New Hope-Solebury 7: Huck's report is posted. Cauls' pics
here.
  Imhotep 53, Springfield Montco 7: Duck's report is posted.
  Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here.

Nov. 8
  In the CL AAAA final . . .
  SJ Prep beat La Salle, 30-20.
Ted's report is posted. Ace's DN ink to sr. WR Jawan McAllister, who made two catches for as many TDs. Before/after pics are here. Game pics are here. TEAM PAGES are updated.
  Overbrook 22, Edison 0 (halted at halftime because Edison players were fighting each other): Ace's DN story is here.
  Check the calendar page for info on Wood's annual College FB Night.
  Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (Recaps of the 5 previous La S-Prep
playoff clashes)

Nov. 7
  Boys' Latin 20, Olney 12: Ace's DN ink to sr. RB Emmanuel Sloan.
  Central 36, Prep Charter 6: Duck's report is posted.
  Tiiiiime for (more) Tedbits . . . click here. (PC-GA rivalry . . . and there's an offshoot that includes two pics of someone you may "know")
  ^Click here for Anthony Franklin's weekly college awards & tidbits.^
  Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (Kicking exploits)

Nov. 6
  Tiiiiime for (more) Tedbits . . . click here. (HS-EA rivalry)
  Click
here for . . . Even a Coach Can Be a High-Flying Friar.
  Click
here for . . . The City Skyline Is Up . . . and It's Goooooooood!!
  Click
here for practice pics from Bonner-Prendie (freshman team 1st).
  Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (B-P's historic feat, in context)
  Click here for Huck's weekly CL Individual Stats.
  Click here for Ace's story on Roman sr. DE Hezekiah Trahan.

Nov. 5
  Click here for Huck's weekly CL Team Stats.
  Tiiiiime for (more) Tedbits . . . click here. (High-scoring CL finals)
  Click
here for . . . We're Hearing This Babe Has the Hots for Thomas "Hockey Puck" McKenna.
  Click
here for . . . As Winter Approaches, Here's Hoping There's a Ruler in Your Car.
  Click
here for practice pics from Wood.
  Click here to read about a great accomplishment for Johns Hopkins sr. DB John Arena (SJ Prep). And here to read a story about him.
  Tacony Charter and First Philadelphia will make their combo football debut next fall and -- you could have guessed this, based on a Nov. 4 Tedbit -- the coach will be a Judge grad! Congrats to Ryan Nase, who's currently a Penn Charter assistant.
  Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (Outrageous weekend for offense)
  Northeast sr. L Will Smart is highlighted in Ace's weekly notes (click here) and Huck's stats are in the DN.

Nov. 4
 
Click here for Huck's City Top 10.
  Tiiiiime for (more) Tedbits . . . click here. (Judge's X's-and-O's guys)
  Click
here for . . . Justin Time to Keep the Ball Off the Ground.
  Click
here for . . . One Spectator was Amazed by the C-E/WC JV game.
  In JV ball, West Catholic beat Conwell-Egan. Pics
here.
  Note: Future is competing in the Class A portion of the state playoffs and will meet Delco Christian, Friday, 7 p.m., at Marple-Newtown, in a District 1/12 semifinal.
  Tiiiiime for (more) Tedbits . . . click here. (DiGalbo vs. Johnson-Cruz)
  Check out Ace's writeback stories: One a combo job on B-P's Collin DiGalbo/Mike Ockimey, and the other on
King's Joseph Walker.
  **Boxscores for all 10 playoff games are in today's DN (page 49).**

Nov. 3
  Click
here for . . . A Special (Oquendo) Occasion.
  All TEAM PAGES are updated. Thanks to all helpers! 
  Click here for the Week 11 Master Schedule.
  Click
here for . . . Never Know What You'll See While Waiting in the Drive-Thru Line at Taco Bell/KFC.  
  In a CL AAA semi . . .
  Bonner-Prendie rallied from deficits of 28-0 and 35-7 to stun O'Hara, 41-38, as jr. QB Collin DiGalbo was involved in six TDs (three apiece of rushing/passing). Ted's report is posted. Ace's DN ink TBA. Before/after pics
here. Game pics here.
  Click
here for a pic of the two-grand McAllister brothers. 
  Click here for Dan Spinelli's report on La Salle's Friday playoff win.
 
Click here for the updated Standings/Records/PF-PA page.
  The Neumann-Goretti gals (varsity & JV) can now be found
here.

Nov. 2
  In a CL AAAA semi . . .
  SJ Prep beat Roman, 45-24, as sr. QB Chris Martin was involved in five TDs (2 rushing, 3 passing). Ted's report is posted. Pics
here.
  In the CL AA final . . .
  West Catholic beat Neumann-Goretti, 34-9, to claim its umpteenth consecutive championship. Ted's report is posted. Ted's pics
here. Cauls' pics here.
  In the Pub AA final . . .
  Imhotep beat Prep Charter, 53-7. Duck's report is posted.
  In Pub AAAA semis . . .
  Washington beat Northeast, 17-13. Frog's report is posted. (Frankford beat Southern, 31-14, in the other one.)
  In Pub AAA semis . . .
  King beat Franklin, 46-28. Ace's Monday DN ink TBA. (Mastery North beat Overbrook, 20-0, in the other one.)
  Tiiiiime for (more) Tedbits . . . click here. (Perspective on Troy Gallen's rushing feat.) 
  Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here.
  Click
here for . . . Donovan McNabb Shoulda Been Here.
  Click
here for . . . If You Need Someone Who Can Cover the Field From Sideline to Sideline . . .

Nov. 1
  Malvern beat Episcopal, 49-21, as Troy Gallen rushed for 372 yards and five TDs. Ted's report is posted. Ace's DN ink to sr. FB Hunter Paulus. Pics
here.
  In a CL AAAA semi . . .
  La Salle beat Judge, 35-0, as Kyle Shurmur threw for five TDs, most in city playoff history. Huck's report is posted. So is Dan Spinelli's. (In a AAA semi, Wood beat Lansdale, 49-26, as Jarrett McClenton scored five TDs -- four on rushes, one on a reception).
  Bartram 20, Lincoln 6: Ace's DN ink to jr. RB-LB Makai Sheed.
  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Ann "Mickey" McArdle, who passed recently. She was the   mother/grandmother of numerous current/former CL/I-A football players and/or coaches. RIP, Mrs. McArdle. 
  Future set a city record in yesterday's loss to Olney. Click
here (bottom of that page).
  Click here to check out an addition to the Oct. 30 Tedbit, courtesy of  Haverford School assistant Mike Nolan.
  Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (Titles won by "outsiders" and "insiders" from 1980-2012)

Oct. 31
  **Congrats to Fels' Jylil Reeder, who's now the Pub's one-season receiving leader with 917 yards. Click
here.**
  ^Click here for Anthony Franklin's weekly college awards & tidbits.^
  Tiiiiime for (more) Tedbits . . . click here. (Feat by Foley-Weyler!)
  Central 12, Gratz 0: Ace's DN ink to sr. RB-DB-KR Walter Pegues.
  West Philly 24, Mastbaum 0: Frog's report is posted.
  This is no time for obstruction. Baseball historian John Shiffert has the floor. Click here.
  Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (Washington-Northeast history)
  Click here for Ace's story on Carroll FB/BB star Austin Tilghman.
  Pub teams: Send pics of captains or seniors to tedtee307@yahoo.com for the TEAM PAGE. Thanks to those folks who've done so already.

Oct. 30
  **Click here for the Coaches' All-Catholic Football Team and congrats to the MVPs:
Roman's Dimetri Kelly, Wood's Jarrett McClenton and Carroll's Austin Tilghman.**
  Did you visit this site in March '08? If so, you saw pics of the guy who now quarterbacks the Raiders. Click
here for one and here for full set. He played for Jeannette (vs. Strawberry Mansion) and wore No. 1. 
  Tiiiiiime for (more) Tedbits . . . click here. (SJ Prep/Roman history)
  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Vernon Davis, a first team All-Catholic RB for Roman in '95. Vernon passed Monday after suffering a seizure. This past summer, as a favor to good buddy/Roxborough asst Chris Carr (they'd been teammates at Roman), he helped Roxborough's WRs prepare for the season. RIP, Vern.
  All recent photo sets can now be found on this main page.
  Time for Tedbits . . . click here. (Inter-Ac fit to be multi-tied?)

Oct. 29
 
Check out this wacky conversion play.
  Time for (more) Tedbits . . . click here. (White & WC's rushers)
  Click
here for . . . Does She Have a Kid Named Wisdom or Molar?
  Click
here for . . . We Await Further Instructions. (Trim the Ivy!)
  Click
here for practice pics from La Salle and SCH Academy.
  Gtn. Academy-SCH Academy has been switched to 2 on Saturday.
  Haverford School set an off-the-wall city record in its Saturday win over Germantown Academy. Click here (bottom of that page). Thanks to coach Michael Murphy for cross-checking the facts.
  ***Congrats to Lincoln sr. lineman Cody Kettyle, who has been chosen to play in the Blue-Grey All-American Bowl. It will take place Dec. 22, 7 p.m., at the Dallas Cowboys' AT&T Park. A beef and beer to help Cody's family raise money to send him to Dallas will be held Nov. 22, 7 to 11 p.m., at Leneghan's Crusader Inn, Frankford Ave. near Vista.***
  Click here for Huck's individual CL stats leaders.
  King lineman Dontae Angus (Florida) is highlighted in Ace's weekly notes. Click here. Huck's stats are in the DN.

Oct. 28
  Penn Charter-Haverford has been switched to 2:30 on Saturday.
  Click here for Huck's City Top 10 and here for his CL team stats.
  Click
here for . . . Janks for the Memories.
  Time for (more) Tedbits . . . click here. (Almost-Two-Grand Brothers) 
  Click
here for . . . One of Manny Ways to Make a Catch. 
  In JV ball, Roman beat Judge, 7-6. Pics
here
  Southern broke a city record by 1 second vs. Fels. Click
here (bottom of that page).
  Time for Tedbits . . . click here. (Context of Mastery North's feat)
  Check out Ace's writeback stories on
Judge sr. TE-LB Jim Galasso and Ryan sr. WR-DB-P Connor Golden.
  Boxscores for the four Pub playoffs are in today's DN.

Oct. 27
  Click here for more Frank Thoughts from former DN sports writer & desk man Frank Bertucci.
  Best wishes for a full recovery to Mastbaum sr. RB-CB Ahharan Barksdale, who suffered a broken leg Friday in a loss to Del-Val and was hospitalized until earlier today. Stay strong, young man!   
  Time for (more) Tedbits . . . click here. (Southern's long drought)  
  Look ahead. Click here for the Week 10 Master Schedule.
  Click
here for . . . Don't Let Us Get in Your Way. 
  Time for Tedbits . . . click here.  
  All TEAM PAGES are updated. Thanks to all helpers! 
  ***Per Dennis Way of the Norristown Times Herald . . . Carroll's Austin Tilghman yesterday ran for 374 yards (and five TDs) vs. McDevitt. That's the No. 4 effort in city-leagues history.***
  Click
here and here for . . . Leaping Skills are Part of His Arsenault.
 
Click here for the updated Standings/Records/PF-PA page. 

Oct. 26
  Click
here for . . . Lack of Support on His Birthday? Not a Chance!
  Click
here for . . . The United Socks of America.
  La Salle 42, West Catholic 12: Ted's report is posted. And Dan Spinelli's report is posted. Ted's pics
here. Cauls' pics here.
  Haverford School 28, Germantown Academy 0: Ted's report is posted. Pics
here (includes halftime flag game involving third-graders).
  Judge 10, Roman 7: Ace's Monday DN ink TBA.
  Ryan 27, SJ Prep 14: Ace's Monday DN ink TBA.
  O'Hara 41, Lansdale 21: Huck's report is posted.
  King 30, Franklin 14: Duck's report is posted.
  With 818 yards, Prep Charter's Curan Simmons now ranks second to Eric "T.O." Leslie (861 for West in '10) in one-season receiving yardage for the Pub.
  Click
here for . . . Joy for Troy.
  Time for Tedbits . . . click here. (Huge playoff wins)

Oct. 25
  Malvern 41, Penn Charter 0: Ted's report is posted. Ace's DN ink to sr. RB-WR Troy Gallen. Pics here.
  AA semi: Prep Charter beat Roxborough, 40-12. Ace's DN ink to sr. WR Curan Simmons.
  AA semi: Imhotep 55, Future 0: Duck's report is posted.
  AAAA first round: Southern beat Fels, 50-14, for its first playoff win since 1965 as Bryant Hudgins ran for a school record of 238 yards. Frog's report is posted (boxscore included).
  Time for Tedbits . . . click here. (A little love for defense)
  Click here for Ace's short story on N-G sr. G Troy Harper (see 10/24).

Oct. 24
 
Click here for the latest effort from Ted Taylor, who's now in his 38th year of writing hobby columns. Congrats!
  Overbrook 16, Dobbins 14: Ace's DN ink to jr. RB Nasir Mickens (5-6, 136), who moved to QB after halftime and fueled the win.
  Furness 16, Olney 0: Frog's report is posted. (Kharee Ruley ran for a school record of 258 yards.)
  Time for (more) Tedbits . . . click here. (N-G's Custis brothers & more)
  Click here for . . . Before He Fathered a Star Athlete (on Judge OL John Parsons; his son Dylan is a WR for SCH Academy).
  Time for Tedbits . . . click here. (Upside-down time, twice)
  N-G sr. G Troy Harper will play his college hoops at Campbell Univ. in North Carolina; the primary recruiter was former SJ Prep/Temple star Chris Clark.
 
Oct. 23
  Time for (even more) Tedbits . . . click here. (Pic from 1980)
  Tiiiiime for (more) Tedbits . . . click here. (Ryan's Ostaszewskis)
  ^Click here for Anthony Franklin's weekly college awards & tidbits.^

  Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (Pub's 700 Club for receiving.)
  Click here for Ace's story on Imhotep sr. RB-DB Deandre Scott.

Oct. 22
  Click here for Huck's individual CL stats leaders.
  **Click here for the updated game records and top performances by rushers (300 yards), passers (300) and receivers (180).**
  Tiiiiime for (more) Tedbits . . . click here. (CL South has risen!)
  Click
here for . . . But Speling Lessins Wil Stil Perceed, as Skeduled.
  Frog's reports on two recent Pub games are now posted.
  Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (A look at Frankford's 27 division titles, and much more.)  
  Roman jr. RB Dimetri Kelly is featured in Ace's weekly notes (click here) and Huck's stats are in the DN.

Oct. 21
  Click here for Jack's Father's City Top 10 (smile) and here for his CL team stats.
  The names of the guys who recently led O'Hara to the Cath cross country title can now be found here.
  Huck was in the B-P/O'Hara JV house.
And he had company!
  ***Click
here for . . . The World's Best-Ever Vertical Leap!!!***
  In JV ball, O'Hara beat B-P, 36-16. Pics
here.
  Del-Val/Mastbaum will be Friday, 3 p.m., at Northeast.
  Lansdale-O'Hara will be Saturday, 2 p.m., at O'Hara.
  **Check back tonight for pics from a certain rivalry's JV game.**
  The names of the guys who recently led Masterman to the Pub cross country title can now be found here
  La Salle product Tim Wade ('12) is now doing yeoman rushing work for Susquehanna. Click here.
  Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here
  Click here for Ace's writeback story on O'Hara sr. NG Gabe Cordes and his father, Mark.

Oct. 20
  All TEAM PAGES are updated. Thanks to all helpers! 
  Tiiiiime for (more) Tedbits . . . click here.
  Marvin Harrison is in the house for Peyton's return game in Indiana!
  Please don't forget to take a look at the great football programs we have for sale. Four more were purchased today. Thanks.
  Click
here for . . . Is the Man Upstairs Now Playing Quarterback?
  Click
here for . . . Two Shades of Gray.
  Note: Roman-Judge will be Saturday, 1:30, at Northeast.
  Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here.
  Thanksgiving note: Imhotep will play King, 10:30, at the Northwest SS.
  Time to look ahead. Click here for the Week Nine Master Schedule.
  The McDevitt gals can now be found
here
  Click
here for a pic of O'Hara hero Gabe Cordes and his dad, Mark.
 
Click here for the updated Standings/Records/PF-PA page.

Oct. 19
  McDevitt beat Conwell-Egan, 20-17, as Brendan Hanagan drilled a 27-yard field goal at 0:02. Ted's report is posted. Pics
here.
  O'Hara rallied from a 15-point, fourth-quarter deficit and edged Bonner-Prendie, 36-35, in OT. Ted's full report is now posted. Ace's Monday DN ink TBA. Pics here. Cauls' pics
here.
  Franklin 41, Boys' Latin 6: Frog's report is posted.
  Click here for . . . This Pic Is TreSwenDous (TD by WC's David Swen; photo by Cauls).
  Click
here for . . . I Don't Mind Following a Car, Truck or Bus, But This Is a Little Ridiculous.

Oct. 18
  West Catholic 18, Neumann-Goretti 0: Ted's report is posted. Ted's pics
here. Cauls' much better pics here.
  Episcopal 30, Penn Charter 0: Ted's report is posted. Pics
here.
  La Salle 35, Roman 14: Ace's DN ink to soph RB Nick Rinella.
  Southern 28, Edison 14: Ace's DN ink to sr. L Mark "Spider" Webb.
  Central 40, Furness 0: Duck's report is posted.
  Dobbins 35, Bartram 15: Frog's report is posted.
  Click
here for . . . Let the Knockoffs of a Classic Commercial Begin!
  Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (SJ Prep QB Chris Martin)
  Click here for Ace's story on King sr. WR Delane Hart, an ex-QB and now the Pub's career receiving yardage leader.

Oct. 17
  Tiiiiime for Edbits (by Huck) . . . click here. (Points galore!)
  Ever hear of Cheltenham Military Academy? Well, it won the Inter-Ac football crown in 1896 and you can now find CMA and some other long-gone schools in the updated I-A standings, which go back to the league's beginnings in the fall of 1887. Also, click here for the champions.
  Do you like Tedbits? Later tonight we might have an Edbit! (As in something from Ed "Huck" Palmer . . . no pressure.)
  Click here for . . . Before He Fathered Star Athletes (on ex-King DE-C Darryl Kelly, dad of Roman rushing stars Marcus and Dimetri; they must like purple and gold in that family -- smile).
  Click
here for . . . Think This Family Likes Halloween?
  Tiiiiime for (more) Tedbits . . . click here. (Happier returns)
  Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (Many happy returns; Huck's report on a back-in-the-day classic is now added to that posting.)
  Click here for Jack Morrison's obit on Chuck Knowles, former football coach and athletic director at Egan/Conwell-Egan. 

Oct. 16
  Mastery North has been given a forfeit win over SEED (Md.).
  Click here for Huck's individual CL stats leaders.
  ^Click here for Anthony Franklin's weekly college awards & tidbits. A bonus is included: The "All-Ant Team" for D-III locals!!^
  Tiiiiime for (more) Tedbits . . . click here. (GA's Hayes Nolte)
  Click here for . . . These Folks Are Already Trying to Decide What Football Game to See on Thanksgiving.
  Basketball players: Don't forget about the Hudlup Tour's visit to Philly, set for Nov. 5. Info can be found by checking out the ad along the right-hand side of the homepage.
  Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (On Delane Hart, the Pub's career yardage leader for receiving, while representing three schools.)
  Click here for Ace's story on N-G sr. WR Jamal Custis (Syracuse), brother No. 3 in a quality line.

Oct. 15
  Can't get enough of Prep-La Salle pics?
Check out the set from 61 months ago, when La Salle ended Prep's 55-game regular season winning streak. Over 8,000 have done so.
  In one day over two months, we have welcomed roughly 200,000 visitors. Thanks for your support!!
  Click
here for . . . Philly Guys in the Vicinity (of Each Other).
  Tiiiiime for (more) Tedbits . . . click here. (Shutouts revisited).
  Frog's reports on four games last week are posted. He had a busy weekend, then worked long hours on Monday. Thanks, Frog!
  Click
here for . . . He Takes Bike-Riding to a New Level. (We posted a pic of this guy last year, too! ha ha).
  Tiiiiime for (more) Tedbits . . . click here. (Funny side story about the "Stat Boy" pic from "Jack in the Box")
  Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (B-P vs. O'Hara).
  Click here for Ace's weekly FB notes. Huck's stats are in the DN.

Oct. 14
  ***Congrats to SJ Prep soccer coach Jim Murray, who today claimed his 600th career win!!***
  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Ed Davis. Ed, who died today, was currently a football assistant at Christopher Newport Univ., in Va. In past duties, he'd worked at Temple, James Madison and Northeastern, among others, and had formed great ties with many local coaches while recruiting kids for those schools. RIP, sir.
  Click here for Huck's City Top 10 & here for his CL stats breakdown.
  Mike "Stat Boy" Grant gained some fame on this website a decade ago as the sidekick of La Salle student reporter Jack "In the Box" Crouse. Click
here for a back-in-the-day pic . . . and here for a current pic (after Mike today helped to guide La Salle's JV past SJ Prep).
  Tiiiiime for (more) Tedbits . . . click here.
  In JV football, La Salle beat SJ Prep, 13-6. Pics
here.
  Are you ready for some JV football?!?! Check back tonight for pics from a certain rivalry (smile).
  Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here.
  Click here for Ace's writeback story on Hav. Sch. jr. RB Philip Poquie.

Oct. 13
  Updates to TEAM PAGES are complete. Thanks to all helpers! 
  Tiiiiime for (more) Tedbits . . . click here.
  Click
here for . . . 6 (Points) for (No.) 6.
  Dan Spinelli is back in the website house! Click here for his report on the La Salle-SJ Prep game.
  Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here.
  Click
here for . . . He's Fairlie Excited About This TD.  
  Click
here for . . . Plane to See, This Is a TD.
  Time to look ahead. Click here for the Week Eight Master Schedule.
 
Click here for the updated Standings/Records/PF-PA page.
  The Gtn. Academy gals can now be found
here.
  Click
here for . . . Lens Lasses.
  Click
here for . . . I'll Take My Two Points Sitting Down, Thank You.

Oct. 12

  Roxborough 27, Con.-Egan 13: Ted's report is posted. Pics
here.
  Episcopal 34, Gtn. Academy 25: Ted's report is posted. Pics
here.
  Haverford School beat Malvern, 34-31, in two OTs. Ace's Monday DN ink TBA.
  W. Catholic beat Carroll, 50-21, as Greg White reached the end zone 11 times! He had five TDs and three conversions. Three other TDs were wiped out by penalties (and West did not score on those possessions). Huck's report is posted. Cauls' pics
here.
  Judge 28, Ryan 17: Huck's report is posted.
  Franklin 7, West Phila. 0: Frog's report is posted.
  Click
here for . . . This Pic Will Shake You to the Corey (large version.)
And
here for a midair pic (same play) by PC teacher John Burkhart. 
  Click
here for five PC-SCH pics from Burkhart.
  Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here.
  Check out two unusual Prep pics -- pregame
here and postgame here.
  Carroll-West Catholic will be played tonight, 7 o'clock, at Widener. 
  Click
here for . . . When You Drive Up Germantown Avenue in Chestnut Hill, Better Be Loaded for Bear.
 

Oct. 11
  Before an overflow crowd at P-W, SJ Prep held off La Salle, 35-28.
Ted's report is posted. Ace's DN ink to sr. LB Ryan McNulty. Pics here.
  Penn Charter 28, SCH Academy 21: Ace's DN ink to RBs James Biggs-Frazier and Corey Kelley. First-half pics
here.
  King 34, Boys' Latin 8: Duck's report is posted.
  N-G 41, McDevitt 7: Frog's report is posted.
  Overbrook 6, Bartram 0: Frog's report is posted.
  Click here for a great tribute to Chuck Knowles by former Egan football player
Kevin Szczyrbak ('89). Thank you, Kevin.
  Click here for a La Salle-SJ Prep preview via www.whizwitsports.com.
  Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here.

Oct. 10
  In 2 hours, 43 minutes, Southern beat Gratz, 37-22. Frog's report is  posted.
  Tomorrow's SCH Academy-Penn Charter game will now be played AT SCH at 4 o'clock.
  Tiiiiime for (more) Tedbits . . . click here. (All-UC/CT FB Team.)
  Tomorrow's Lincoln-Olney game will now be played AT Lincoln.
  Mastery North 15, Dobbins 0: Ace's DN ink to sr. WR-DB Jermaine Norris.
  Tiiiiime for (more) Tedbits . . . click here. (On another strong CL rivalry that's set to resume Saturday afternoon).  
  Great news for Bucknell hoops star Cameron Ayers (Gtn. Academy). Ditto for Boston U.'s D.J. Irving (Carroll) (here) and Norfolk State's Pendarvis Williams (Bodine) (here).
  ***Another battle in a certain CL rivalry is set for tomorrow night. Click here for one school's view and here for the other school's view, as provided by www.whizwitsports.com.***
  ^Click here for Anthony Franklin's weekly college awards & tidbits.^
  Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (A ride in the Wayback Machine.)

Oct. 9
  Tiiiiime for (more) Tedbits . . . click here. (All-Bok FB Team.)
  Click
here for . . . He Majors in Staying in Bounds.
  Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (La Salle-Prep this century & more.)
  Click here for Huck's individual CL stats leaders.
  Click here for Ace's feature story on Episcopal sr. TE-DE Evan Butts, who's bound for Virginia.

Oct. 8
  Tiiiiime for (more) Tedbits . . . click here. (All-Germantown FB Team.)
  Click
here for . . . Never Know What License Plate You'll See on the Way Home From Two Football Practices.
  Click
here for . . . Those Haverford School Kids Are Such Dedicated Students, They'll Do Their Homework Anywhere.
  Click here for practice pics from Malvern and Haverford School.
  Baseball historian John Shiffert wonders if Connie Mack is still working his magic when it comes to the Braves.
  Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (Now includes info on off-the-wall city record that was broken in Week Six). 
  Click here for Amauro's FB notes. Huck's stats are in the Daily News.

Oct. 7
  Click here for Huck's City Top 10 and here for his CL team stats.
  Click
here for . . . If Your Team Got Waffled This Past Weekend, Blame This Guy.
  Click here for the updated City Leagues One-Game Records.
  Update: B-P/Imhotep will be Friday, 7 p.m., at the NW Super Site.
  Update: the second Gratz player is now at home recovering. Both should be back in school in short order. Best of luck, guys!
  Services for Chuck Knowles: viewing, Friday, 6 to 9 p.m., at Fluehr
Funeral Home, 864 Bristol Pike (Route 13), Bensalem; viewing,
Saturday, 9:15 to 10:15 a.m., St. Charles Borromeo, Bristol Pike and
Hulmeville Road, Bensalem, followed by funeral Mass.
  Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here
  Click here for Ace's writeback story on SJP jr. RB Olamide Zaccheaus.

Oct. 6
  ***Congrats to Gratz product Earl Watford (G), who was activated today by the Arizona Cardinals for their game vs. Carolina.***
  Pub teams: Send pics of captains or seniors to tedtee307@yahoo.com for use on TEAM PAGES. Thanks.
  Tiiiiime for an "Ace" of a Tedbit (and others) . . . click here
  All TEAM PAGES are updated. Thanks to all helpers!
  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Chuck Knowles. Chuck, recently the AD at Norristown High and formerly the football coach/AD at Egan/Conwell-Egan, died last night after a courageous battle against cancer. RIP, Chuck.
  Click
here for . . . Ain't This a Pain in the (Fake) Grass! 
  Click
here for . . . Ace in the Place.
  Click
here for . . . Pick Pic.
 
Click here for the updated Standings/Records/PF-PA page.

Oct. 5
  SJ Prep 31, Wood 21: Ted's report is posted. Aaron Carter's Monday DN ink TBA. Pics
here.
  O'Hara 46, Haverford School 7: Ted's report is posted. Pics
here.
  W. Catholic 44, Con.-Egan 0: Huck's report is posted. Cauls' pics
here.
  Mastery North 35, Bartram 0: Duck's report is posted.
  Neumann-Goretti 48, Carroll 7: Frog's report is posted.
  **In other biggies: La Salle beat Judge, 17-16; Episcopal fell to Lawrenceville (NJ), 48-47, snapping a 15-game winning streak; Imhotep fell to Eastern Christian (Md.), 36-28; Roman beat Ryan, 28-16.**
  Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here
  ***Click here for Not Only in the Del-Val/Roxborough.***
  Update on the two Gratz players who were shot last night, a short distance from the stadium, in a neighborhood dispute well after the game had ended: Both are expected to make full recoveries; one was released from the hospital late last night.
 
*Lansdale Catholic's cheerleaders have been chosen to perform on the field at halftime of the Sugar Bowl!! Click here for info on a fund-raising event to be held at the school Nov. 2.
 
Click here for the latest effort from Ted Taylor, who's now in his 38th year of writing hobby columns. Congrats!
  Click
here for . . . No Ocktical Illusion; TD Catch for Mike Ockimey.

Oct. 4
  **According to sources, two Gratz players were shot while walking home after tonight's game. Exact details not known now.**
  Bonner-Prendie rallied from a 28-14 deficit to beat Lansdale, 47-35. Sr. RB Joe "Flop" DePhillipo racked up 263 yards, the Friars' best performance since 1989. Ted's report is posted. Pics
here.
  Frankford 33, Washington 14: Aaron Carter's DN ink to sr. QB Marquise Poston.
  King 50, West Phila. 8: Duck's report is posted.
  Big moments for two SJ Prep guys now at Johns Hopkins: Click here for Bob D'Orazio and here for John Arena.
  Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here

Oct. 3
  Fels 35, Furness 16: Aaron Carter's DN ink to soph QB Aasim Campbell, who played with an extremely heavy heart . . .
  Prep Charter 48, Future 32: PC's Curan Simmons tied the city record for TD catches with four (all in first half). Frog's report is posted.
  Wanna look ahead? Click here for the Week Seven Master Schedule.
  Click here for . . . Before They Drew X's and O's on Washington's Ryan Gore, an alumnus.
  Imhotep will play Eastern Christian, a powerhouse from Md., Saturday, 6 p.m., at the Northwest Super Site.
  Welcome aboard to Hudl, via local rep Tom Oropeza, Bonner's former football coach, a new advertiser on this website. Please check out the ad, which explains how Hudl is branching out into basketball, on the right-hand side of this page. Thanks for your support, Tom, and good luck!
  Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here

  Jamel Newton is
Del-Val's interim coach. Click here for Aaron
Carter's story.

Oct. 2
  ^Click here for Anthony Franklin's weekly college awards & tidbits.^
  Boys' Latin-Overbrook is now Saturday, 1:45, at Gratz.
  Click
here for . . . Never Know What Might Appear on Your Windshield (and stay long enough so you can grab the camera).
  Click
here for pics from tonight's Little Quakers tryout.
  Click
here for . . . It Almost Always Rains When Ted Goes to Wood to Take Practice Pics, So . . 
  Click
here for practice pics from Wood.
  **Aaron Carter makes Daily News debut with a story about the
Del-Val/Rox fallout. Click here. Great start and best of luck, Aaron!!**
  Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here.
 
Click here for Huck's individual CL stats leaders.

Oct. 1
  McD-Fkn will be Saturday, 6:30, at Gratz.
  Click
here for . . . If He Becomes a Star, Remember Where You Saw Him First.
  Click
here for . . . Never Know Where You'll See Guys Playing Chess. (And here for a closer look).
  D-V/Rox has been ruled a double forfeit.
  Click
here for practice pics from O'Hara and Bonner-Prendie.
  Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here.
  Click here for Amauro's weekly notes. Huck's stats are in the DN.

Sept. 30
 
Click here for Huck's CL stats package and here for his City Top 10.
  Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here. (Includes fallout from Saturday's Del-Val/Rox brawl).
  Click
here for . . . You Know Bok Is Always Gonna B-O-K. (Much larger version here; without IDs).
  Click here for intern Andrew Albert's story on yesterday's 41-0 win for Wood over O'Hara.

Sept. 29
  Will Del-Val/Rox go into the books as a double forfeit? No word yet from Pub officials.
  Check out impressive catches from La Salle-Ryan
here and here.
  Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here.
  All TEAM PAGES have been updated except for D-V & Rox (status uncertain.) Thanks to all helpers!
  Imhotep's TEAM PAGE now includes the stats/breakdown for yesterday's 83-point avalanche vs. Future.
 
Click here for the updated Standings/Records/PF-PA page.
  Click here for . . . Never Say These Guys Dones Give Full Effort (The Fly-Guys Dones Brothers).
  Ryan's cheerleaders can now be found
here.
  Click
here for . . . The Prep's Pinnies Pair.

Sept. 28
  SJ Prep 42, Roman 7: Ted's report is posted. Pics
here.
  La Salle 28, Ryan 14: Ted's report is posted. Pics
here.
  In the Pub . . . Imhotep crunched Future, 83-6, breaking the city mark for points in one game (77 by Carroll in 2000) and Del-Val/Roxborough was halted midway through the second quarter due to a major brawl.
  Lansdale 36, N-G 13: Huck's report is posted.
  Judge 21, B-P 13: Huck's report is posted. As will John Knebels'.
  Mastery North 28, Overbrook 8: Duck's report is posted.
  Aaron Carter, who'll begin his stint as the Daily News' new high school sports reporter on Monday, witnessed last night's C-E/Carroll game. Click
here for a pic.
  Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here.
  Looking ahead? Click here for the Week Six Master Schedule.
  The Conwell-Egan and Carroll gals can now be found
here.

Sept. 27
  Carroll beat C-E, 48-26. Ted's report is posted. Pics
here.
  Gratz 26, Bartam 7: Click here for Andrew Albert's DN story.
  W. Cath. 52, McDevitt 14: Huck's report is posted. Cauls' pics
here.
  King 34, Lincoln 6: Duck's report is posted.
  In an all-time finish, Northeast beat Fels, 27-19 . . . by scoring all of its points in the final 3:15!
  Click
here for . . . Now Throw Your Hands in the Air and Wave 'Em Like You Just Don't Care.
  Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here.
  Click here for . . . Before They Drew X's and O's, on Roxborough assistant Kenny Devenney (Penn Charter '01).

Sept. 26
  Tiiiiime for (more) Tedbits . . . click here.
  Big moment for Edison today! The Owls beat Olney, 14-0, to post a shutout for the first time since Oct. 20, 2006 (28-0 over Fels). In 70 games since, they'd gone 8-62.
  Click
here for practice pics from Judge and Penn Charter.
  Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here.

Sept. 25
  N-G sr. 1B Josh Ockimey will play his college baseball at Indiana.
  Congrats to ex-West Catholic football star Michael Bazemore, who
has been named
Director of Compliance/Internal Operations at Montana State University Billings. Michael also starred at Michigan State, and in arena ball. Click here.
  Click here for Anthony Franklin's weekly college awards & tidbits.
  Click
here for . . . The Borough of Malvern Is All Wired Up.
  Click
here for pics from Malvern's College Night (basketball).
  Click
here for practice pics from Carroll and Episcopal (football).
  Tiiiiime for Tedbits . . . click here.
  Conwell-Egan has indeed received a forfeit victory over Lower Moreland; goes back to Week Three when the latter declined to reschedule a game not played due to lightning.
  ***Don't forget, Little Quakers hopefuls. The first tryout is tonight. See ad to the left for info and/or visit the team's site
here. Also, check out recent players Denarii Beard and Michael Hnatkowsky on Comcast's "Great Sports Debate" as they mix it up with Julie Dorenbos and Susie Celek. Tonight at 7 on The Comcast Network and 11:30 on CSN. There will be 2-4 additional airings on both networks between today and Sunday.*** 
  Click here for info/rosters on a Philly-NYC hoops event set for Sunday.
  Click here for Huck's individual CL stats leaders.

Sept. 24
 
Click here for Huck's CL stats package and here for his City Top 10.
  All TEAM PAGES have been updated. Thanks to all helpers!
  Thanks to Hustlin' Huck for watching the Carr-PW tape for stats!
  Click
here for . . . Do Peyton and Eli Have a Sister?
  Click
here for practice pics from Gtn. Academy and Lansdale Catholic.
  Click here for Amauro's football notes. Huck's stats are in the DN.
  Click here for an interesting Tedbit.
  Sankofa sr. WG Anthony Wright-Downing will play his college hoops
at Holy Family.

Sept. 23
  Thanks to Hustlin' Huck for watching the Wash-Furn tape for stats!
  Would you like to be in a basketball movie? Click here and look for
the first item in the basketball section. Hurry! The event is Saturday!
  Click
here for . . . You Auto See THIS!
  Click
here for . . . Interesting Concept, But I'll Politely Decline.
  Baseball historian John Shiffert pays tribute to an Astros fan.
  Click here for some interesting Tedbits (via Amauro Austin).

Sept. 22
  The Week Five Master Schedule includes some alterations.
  Click
here for . . . Four Against One Ain't Fair.
  All TEAM PAGES have been updated. Thanks to all helpers!
  Click here for some interesting Tedbits.
 
Click here for the updated Standings/Records/PF-PA page.

Sept. 21
  La Salle beat Malvern, 23-17. Ted's report is posted. Pics
here (pretty much only through late second quarter; rain was nuts! Sorry).
  Judge beat SCH Academy, 35-0. Ted's report is posted. Pics
here.
  Wood beat West Catholic, 54-6. Huck's report is posted. Cauls' pics
here (the deluge also forced him to cry uncle early).
  Check out the new city records for 2013 (bottom of this page).
  Click here for an interesting Tedbit.
  The Bonner-Prendie gals can now be found
here.

Sept. 20
  Roman beat B-P, 41-14. Ted's report is posted. Pics
here.
  Frankford beat Northeast, 27-6. DN ink by intern Andrew Albert.
  King beat Dobbins, 20-18. Duck's report is posted.
  Ryan sr. SS Bobby Romano will play his college baseball at Fairleigh Dickinson.
  Click here for an interesting Tedbit.
  Looking ahead? The Week Five Master Schedule is now posted.

Sept. 19
  Click here for an interesting Tedbit.
  Click
here for . . . Bookin' It Into the End Zone.
  ***Now for sale are
programs for high schools football games in the suburbs (and beyond) from the 1940s to 1970s. Please tell your friends/family members with ties to those schools. Thanks!***

Sept. 18
  Prep Charter is mostly off the no-playoffs hook. Only the girls' hoops squad is still banned, the PIAA has ruled.
  Click here for an interesting Tedbit.
  Click
here for . . . Never Know What Goofy License Plate You'll See
on the Way Home From Two Football Practices.

   C-E Pays Tribute here and here to the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
  Click
here for practice pics from Conwell-Egan and Ryan.
  Future's roster is posted.
  Click
here for . . . It Appears N-G Nose Guard Matt Barone Thinks  Having to Throw a Football Is a Sour Chore.

Sept. 17
  Click
here for . . . You Gotta Wonder: In His Spare Time, Does Thomas "Hockey Puck" McKenna Supervise This Department in a South Jersey Walmart? (The mess FILLED two long aisles.)
  Click
here for . . . Did The Street-Sign Folks Run Out of Capital K's?
  Click
here for practice pics from N-G and West Catholic. (Some are in the set twice -- downloading problems. Sorry.)
  **Big announcement: Click
here to learn the identity of the new high school sports reporter for the Daily News. He's going to be great!!**
  Best wishes for a speedy recovery to Roy Young, a 1981 Bonner grad, long-time Phillies groundskeeper and big high school sports fan! Roy, good buddy of website legend Mark "Frog" Carfagno, is recovering from a recent health setback. All the best, Roy! 
  Click here for Anthony Franklin's weekly college awards & tidbits.
  Click here for Amauro's football notes. Huck's stats are in the DN.

Sept. 16
Click here for Huck's CL stats package and here for his City Top 10.
West Phila.-Overbrook will now be Saturday, 6 p.m., at Gratz.
The big announcement will be made tomorrow (sorry) . . .
West Catholic-Wood will now be Saturday, 7 p.m., at Tennent.
Fallout from this past weekend: It's expected Conwell-Egan will be awarded a forfeit win over Lower Moreland.

Sept. 15
  Click here for the latest effort from Ted Taylor, who's now in his 38th year of writing hobby columns. Congrats!
  All TEAM PAGES have been updated: Thanks to all helpers!
  Click here for . . . Methinks This Blimp Is Despicable. (Closer look.)
  Click here for some interesting Tedbits.
  Duck covered two goodies this weekend. Click here for his reports.
  Click here for the updated Standings/Records/PF-PA page.
  The gals from Frankford and Wood (also JV) can now be found here.

Sept. 14
  Wood beat Frankford, 42-14. Ted's report is posted. Pics
here.
  Mastery North 13, Franklin 6: Duck's report is posted.
  Looking ahead? . . . Click here for the Week Four Master Schedule.
  Click here for some interesting Tedbits.
  This joke will miss by one letter, but here's hoping you'll still like it: Del-Val's coaches must have made offensive preparations for last night's game vs. Carroll in a bookstore 'cause the Warriors' first two TDs were scored by Barnes & Nuble. 
  The O'Hara gals can now be found
here.

Sept. 13
  La Salle beat O'Hara, 28-14, with major help from one of the strangest sequences in football history. Ted's report is posted. Pics here.
  Central beat Mastbaum, 35-0. DN ink by intern Andrew Albert.
  West Catholic 30, Bonner-Prendie 17: Huck's report is posted.  Cauls' pics here.
  Del-Val 20, Carroll 13: Duck's report is posted.
  We'll let you know about other reports we might receive . . .
  Click
here to see how Ryan is honoring John Quinn.
  Status of C-E/Lower Moreland has not been determined.
  For now, N-G/Haverford is canceled. Might be played in November.

Sept. 12
  Interboro at Prep Charter is now Saturday at 1, at S. Phila. SS.
  Frank Sciolla is indeed C-E's new basketball coach.
  Mastbaum's roster is posted. (Future loses the who'll-be-last contest.)
  SCH Academy beat Pennington (N.J.), 27-0, in a game halted after three quarters by lightning. Ted's report is posted. Pics
here.
  Coolest names on Pub rosters: Shaafiq Cooley, Cleeford Narcisse,
Dontez Jolly, Kerb Exilus, Jessie Ajavon, Souleyman Dosso, Dale My,
Qurion Scruggs, Obey Odey, Tio Dottin, Zimiar Ebo, Asha Trice, Mukhtar Larke, Montay Sprinkle, Romeo Outland, Prince Parker, Markey Toe.
  Coolest names on Inter-Ac rosters: Dee Barlee, Avi Shah, Kwasi Ampomah, Angelo Brutico, Ethan Bedwell, Jelani Buie, Andy Reid.
  Coolest names on Cath rosters: Yeedee Thaenrat, Zach Hack, Sir Frederick Larsen, Gianni Cruel, Gehjleh Mowenn, Will Tuthill, Chancellor Linder.
  Next up in the kick-butt, take-no-names contest: website legend Amauro "Amar" Austin!!! He handled the DN's Pub preview. Click here for the story, here for the top players, here for games to watch and here for the list of coaches.
 
Rosters for King, West Phila. and Franklin are posted. Next?
  Week Three policy: No rosters, no updates to TEAM PAGES. We still need: Future. Please send to
tedtee307@yahoo.com (***note new contact email address***).

Sept. 11
  Insiders are saying Frank Sciolla, a product of SJ Prep ('89) and most recently the coach at Pennsbury, then Bristol, will be named Conwell-Egan's new basketball coach.
  Lots of cool football programs are still available for purchase. Click here to join the group of happy collectors. Thanks.
  Click here for . . . Before They Fathered a Star Athlete, on ex-Frankford fullback Darren Swift. His son, De'Andre, is a budding headliner at SJ Prep.
  Click
here for practice pics from SJ Prep and Roman.
  Bonner-Prendie/West Catholic will be Friday, 7:30, at Widener.
  Click here and here for the first basketball entries for 2013-14 (Pub alignment & master schedule). Thanks to hoops honcho Ben Dubin.
  Rosters for Southern and Fels are posted. Next?
  Click here for details on services for John Quinn (see Sept. 8).

Sept. 10
  **Ugh. The DN's Pub preview has been pushed back to Thursday.**
  Rosters for Del-Val and Northeast are posted. Next?
  Click here for Huck's City Top 10.
  Click here for some interesting Tedbits (under Sept. 10).
  Thanks to the Daily News for linking to this website from the
high school page on www.phillydailynews.com. The link is in a red box on the left side of that page. Please support the DN site. Thanks!
  ***Very Cool News . . . Two website writers for La Salle sports, Dan Spinelli (current) and Jack "In the Box" Crouse (former), will appear on Channel 17, Saturday at 11 p.m., as part of Philly Pheud, as hosted by Mike Missanelli. This episode will feature Teachers vs. Students. Jack is now a teacher at Holy Ghost Prep. One of his teammates will be La Salle's Bill Donohoe, a teacher/coach. Click
here for a pic of Dan and Bill with Missanelli.***
  Click here for . . . Before They Drew X's and O's, on McDevitt assistant Fred Hanes.
  Check out THIS ugly incident at a recent Pa. high school football game. 
  **The Pub preview is expected to appear in tomorrow's DN and a stat crew stalwart will be the writer. Get ready, folks!**

Sept. 9
  Click here for some interesting Tedbits (under Sept. 9).
  Sharrif Floyd (Washington) and Nick Moody (Roman) have been added to the Closest Corner List for Philly's NFL guys.
  The Reds have summoned Billy Hamilton from the minors. Let's see if he earns the nickname "Slidin' II." Baseball historian John Shiffert is
on the Stone-cold case. 
  Click
here for highlights of Penn Charter's Saturday win over Fels, courtesy of PC student Andy Nguyen.
  Rosters for Mast. North, Bartram, Edison & Central are posted. Next?
  ***It's back for Year No. 10!!! Click here for Anthony Franklin's list of City Guys in College Football . . . ALSO, click
here for Anthony's first two weeks of college honors & tidbits. Thanks for the serious hustle, Ant!!!***
  Click here for Andrew Albert's obit on John Quinn.
  Click here for Joe Santoliquito's story on SJ Prep's loss to Don Bosco.
  We need these Pub rosters: D-V, Fels, Franklin, Future, King, Mastbaum, Northeast, Southern, West. Please send to
tedtee307@yahoo.com (***note new contact email address***).

Sept. 8
  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and MANY friends of John Quinn. The beloved Mr. Quinn, Ryan's first football coach and later the boss at Roman, North Catholic and Conwell-Egan (as well as two more times at Ryan), passed today. Click here for a story written after Mr. Quinn led Ryan to the '88 CL crown. With pic. RIP, sir.
  N-G sr. WR Jamal Custis will play his college football at Syracuse.
  **All TEAM PAGES have been updated. Thanks to everyone!**
  Huck gathered the B-P/Carroll stats by watching the video. Thanks!
  Click here for some interesting Tedbits (under Sept. 8).
  ***The next entry for 2013 has been added to the City Records (at bottom of that page).***
  Rosters for Overbrook, Episcopal and McDevitt are posted. Next?
  Click here for Dan's Spin on last night's Imhotep-La Salle game.
  The West Catholic gals can now be found
here
  Check out Sept. 6 for Cauls' pics of WC-Wash.
  Click here for the updated Standings/Records/PF-PA page.
  Happy Birthday to Thomas "Hockey Puck" McKenna!!!!.
  Click
here for . . . Sometimes the Best Entertainment is Provided by the Ballboys.
  Click
here for . . . How Ted Killed Time Between Yesterday's Football Games (It Was Taking Place Across the Street from McDonald's).
  The Imhotep gals can now be found
here

Sept. 7
  In a battle of local/state powers, Imhotep beat La Salle, 40-28. Ted's report is posted. As is Dan Spinelli's. Pics
here.
  Penn Charter 48, Fels 20: Ted's report is posted. Pics
here.
  Downingtown East 13, Roman 7: Huck's report is posted.
  Roxborough 18, Furness 14: Duck's report is posted.
  Click
here for the first cheerleaders pic of the 2013-14 school year!!

Sept. 6
  Lansdale Catholic 31, Germantown Academy 0: Ted's report is posted. Pics
here.
  Lincoln 6, Overbrook 2: DN ink by intern John Murrow.
  West Catholic 38, Washington 17: Huck's report will be posted. Cauls' pics
here.
  Mastery North 20, King 16: Duck's report is posted.
  Rosters for Furness, Carroll and Lansdale are posted. Next?
  Click
here for . . . Take the Shirt Off My Field.
  SCH Academy-Central has been moved to Saturday at 11. 

Sept. 5
  The Week Three Master Schedule can now be found here.
  Thanks to Spaulding (Md.) coach Kyle Schmitt for providing Del-Val's stats from last week's game (as untangled by Huck). Now we need D-V's roster to match the numbers with names.
  **Ed Palmer -- Huck to all of us -- again kicks butt and takes names: Click here for his Catholic League preview and here for games/players to watch.**

Sept. 4
  Click here for . . . Before They Drew X's and O's, on SCH Academy assistant Mike "Lonny" Lonergan.
  Rosters for Roman, Penn Charter, Judge, B-P and Lincoln are posted. Next?
  Click
here for . . . Never Know What Goofy License Plate You Might See on the Way Home From Two Football Practices.
  Click
here for practice pics from SCH Academy and McDevitt.
  The following Cath/Int rosters are still needed: Carroll, Episcopal,  Lansdale, McDevitt. Please send to silaryt@phillynews.com.
  Germantown Academy product Kyle Griffin is now a hoops assistant at Lehigh. Click here
  **Click here for the DN's Inter-Ac preview and here for games/players to watch, as crafted by some guy named Ed Palmer. Who? It's Huck, the website legend!!!**

Sept. 3
  Ryan's roster is posted. Next?
  Click here for Huck's City Top 10.
  Click here for a website that shows classic covers of high school programs from back in the day. (College/pro covers, too.)
  **The Inter-Ac and Catholic League previews will appear in the DN tomorrow and Thursday. And someone VERY familiar to website visitors
will be the writer. Get ready to enjoy!** 
  Four "Our Guys" draftees could be making NFL debuts this weekend. Best of luck to Washington's Sharrif Floyd (Vikings), Roman's Nick Moody (49ers), Malvern's Ryan Nassib (Giants) and Gratz' Earl Watford (Cardinals).

Sept. 2

  Frankford's roster is posted. Next?
  Click here for . . . Before He Fathered a Star Athlete (on 1980 O'Hara RB-KR Mike Gallen; his son, Tyler, is Malvern's headliner).
  Click here for more Frank Thoughts from former DN sports writer & desk man Frank Bertucci.
  ***Click here for information on how to purchase programs from the City All-Star Football Game, going back to the first game in 1975; Catholic League and Public League championship games; and some regular season/Thanksgiving programs going as far back as 1947.***

Sept. 1
  You won't believe this one . . . Prep Charter's kicker is Markey Toe.
  ***The first two entries for 2013 have been added to the City Records (at bottom of that page).***
  All Inter-Ac/Catholic TEAM PAGES have been completed. All Pub pages except for D-V/Edi have been completed. Thanks to all helpers!!
  Click here for the updated Standings/Records/PF-PA page.

Aug. 31
  La Salle 34, North Penn 7: Huck's report is posted.
  West Catholic 26, Haverford School 14: Ted's report is posted. Pics
here. Cauls' pics here.
  Washington's roster is posted. Next?

Aug. 30
  Episcopal 30, Judge 22: Ted's report is posted. Pics
here.
  Prep Charter 32, Southern 8: Intern Andrew Albert handled DN ink.
  U. Darby 28, Bonner-Prendie 27 (OT): Huck's report is posted. Cauls' pics
here.
  Bartram 6, West Phila. 0: Huck's report is posted.
  Mastery North 21, Boys' Latin 6: Duck's report is posted.
  Not sure what reports we might receive going forward.
  The opening kickoff is in the air . . . Good luck to all teams!
  Click here for a story/video on Army star RB Raymond Maples (West Catholic) . . . He'll always be "Syrup" to us (smile).
  The Week Two Master Schedule can now be found here.
 
Baseball historian John Shiffert puts Charlie Manuel's firing into the you-know-what context.
  Roxborough's roster is posted. Next?
  Click here for Haverford School alum Michael Bradley's look at the 2013 Inter-Ac League football coaches.

Aug. 29
  ***Click here for information on how to purchase City Title football programs from way Back in the Day.***
  Wood sr. WG-SF Pat Smith will play his college hoops at Cornell.
  Click here for . . . Before They Drew X's and O's, on Prep Charter's new coach, David Hand (SJ Prep '97).
  Rosters for Boys' Latin, Wood, C-E & Prep Charter are posted. Next?

Aug. 28
  Rosters for SJ Prep, West Catholic, SCH Academy and Gtn. Academy are posted. Next?
  Are you ready for some rugby? Three CL products -- Roman's Thomas Gallagher and SJ Prep's Hugh McAllister and Lamont Ham-Gadson -- are on the team at Wheeling Jesuit University. Click here for the roster/team pic and links to their bios.
  Penn Charter student Andy Nguyen does highlight videos for athletes in assorted sports. Click here to check out his work.
  **Click here for Huck's preseason list of the Top 30 (or 35) players in each Catholic League division  . . . and more!!**
  ***Team schedules for all Pub/Cath/Int members are in today's Daily News (pages 44-45), thanks to Boop Vetrone.***
  Welcome back to Lamp & Shade Outlet, a sponsor of some football TEAM PAGES. Here's the company's info:
8601 Torresdale Avenue, Philadelphia, PA  19136, 215-331-7277, www.lampandshadeoutlet.com. Please let them light up your world (smile).

Aug. 27
  Rosters for Imhotep, Haver. School & O'Hara are posted. Who's next?

Aug. 26
  Are you on Facebook? Check out a page called "Dick Allen Belongs in the Hall of Fame" . . . Long drive. It went over the roof!! Memories . . .
  8:02: The COLORS stay!!!! The deciding vote, making it 4-2, was cast by Michael Besachio. Thanks to the participants. The Wife is now sulking (ha ha).  
  7:58: It's now 3-2. The next vote could end it!
  7:40: It's now 3-1. The next vote could end it.
  7:21: It's now 2-1.
  7 p.m.: So far, the vote is 2-0 in favor of . . . (can't say).
  6:30 p.m.: OK, folks, are you ready for a big moment in website history? The Wife says I should ditch the colors in the ALERTS!! section. Do you agree? This will be a best-of seven contest. Put "keep 'em" or "ditch 'em" in the subject field. Send your response to silaryt@phillynews.com. Thank you!
  '13 Lincoln grad Anthony Caruso will play college hoops at Manor JC.
  **Click here for complete information on what's included in the 396-page 2013 Pennsylvania Football News Resource Guide, a definite MUST for the true Pennsylvania high school football fan. You may also order the book from the linked page.** 
  Rosters for N-G, Malvern and Olney are posted. Who's next?
  Baseball players: Please check the Whiz Kids ad (right side of page) for info on a special session to be held Wednesday night. Thanks!
  Click here for Stephen Pianovich's story on Penn State DE Deion Barnes (Northeast).
  Click here for John Murrow's story on Temple QB Clinton "Juice" Granger (Washington).

Aug. 25
  La Salle's roster is posted. Who's next? 
  In 7 hours, 6 minutes, and 18 innings, the Phillies fell to Arizona, 12-7. Position players Casper Wells and John McDonald pitched the 18th for the Phils. Click
here for pics (off the TV) of the 18th.

Aug. 24
  Malvern product Phil Gosselin ('07) is back with AAA Gwinnett. In a short stint with Atlanta, he hit .333 in six at-bats.
  Click
here for pics from the Haverford School-La Salle scrimmage (starts with JV on upper field).
  Click here for the list of Daily News All-City returnees.

Aug. 23
  After starring at Lebanon Valley ('12) and playing one season of pro ball in Switzerland, SJ Prep product Joe Meehan has joined the hoops staff at Randolph-Macon.

Aug. 22
  Click
here for . . . Three Yards and a Cloud of Ominous. (Pic from Frog at Bartram-Southern scrimmage; though the uniforms will make you think Bok is still in existence -- smile).
  Click
here for . . . What an Amazing Feet! (Larger version here). 
  Click
here for pics from Penn Charter's indoor workout/skull session. Note: No footballs will appear in this set (smile).
  Roman sr. G Rashann London will play his college hoops at Drexel. Bill Fleischman is doing the story.
  Good luck to Rick Sabol, who has stepped down as C-E's hoops coach.
  Click here for a story by DN stringer Stephen Pianovich on Penn State defensive coordinator John Butler, the pride of La Salle and Oreland.

Aug. 21
  John Mosco, long-time first assistant to N-G's Carl Arrigale, is Wood's new basketball coach.

Aug. 20
  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of recent Washington basketball player Daquan Crump. Daquan, who had no criminal record or prior contact with police, was shot to death yesterday. Tipsters can contact the Homicide Unit at 215-686-3334, -3335, or -3336. RIP, Daquan. 

Aug. 19
 
Click here for the latest effort from Ted Taylor, who's now in his 38th year of writing hobby columns. Congrats!
  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Lou Rodia.
His fishing column appeared in the DN for 34 years. Jack Morrison's obit is in today's paper (page 23). RIP, sir. 
  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Joe Sturgis. The basketball stalwart at West Catholic ('52) and Penn (Big 5 HOF) died Aug. 13. RIP, sir.
  www.EasternPaFootball.com has released its preseason all-star teams for Big Schools (AAAA-AAA) and Small Schools (AA-A).

Aug. 17
  **Phil Gosselin made his debut for Atlanta last night, entering as a defensive placement in the 10th inning vs. Washington. He notched two assists; one came as the middleman on a doubleplay. No at-bats. His name can now be found here!

Aug. 16
  **Congrats to INF Phil Gosselin (Malvern '07), who has been called up by the Atlanta Braves!! Click
here for a pic of Phil from last month. And here for Before He Played for Pay.

Aug. 15
  Joe Mason, a former football player at Dougherty and sports writer at the Northeast Times, is now an editor for the Burlington County Times, in New Jersey. He also blogs. Click here. No hints. (But many thanks!).
  Tell me the new Sixers coach,
Brett Brown, wasn't separated at birth from Lafayette coach Fran O'Hanlon (pride of St. Thomas More).

Aug. 14
  Washington alumnus Jake Wright, a football/baseball star, will spend a post-grad year at Hill School with plans on heading to West Point.
  We have passed 12 millions visitors. Thanks so much!
  **Click here for Randy Seidman's Hometown Philly All-Star and All-Rookie Selections for the 2013 college baseball season. Incredible hustle, as always. Thank you, Randy!**

Aug. 13
  A renovation project (grass to turf; many other improvements) is being planned for the football field at 11th & Cecil B. Moore. Upon completion, it's expected that SJ Prep will use the field for practices for all three teams, and for JV/freshman games.
  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Joe Romano, a former Phillies scout (and much more) who passed recently. Click here for Jack Morrison's obit on a wonderful man. RIP, sir. 

Aug. 12
  Check out crazy video highlights from recent Chosen League playoff games
here - here (warning: inappropriate language) - and here.

Aug. 9
  MC&S rising senior Lou Myers will play his college basketball at Norfolk State.
  West Catholic product Jaelen Strong, a WR now at Arizona State by way of a JC, is creating waves even before his first game. Click here
 
Services for Lauren Fenningham (see Aug. 7): Monday, 10 a.m., at Calvary Chapel 13500 Philmont Ave., Phila., PA 19116. Followed by prayer service at 11 a.m. Interment private.

Aug. 8
  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Vince Ciaramella, who died last week. Vince pitched North Catholic to the 1981 Catholic League baseball championship, spinning a three-hitter in a 4-2 win over O'Hara. RIP, Vince.

Aug. 7
  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Lauren Fenningham, who died earlier this week. Lauren's dad, John, was a long-time football assistant at Judge and Penn Charter. RIP, Lauren.
  **N-G rising senior Ja'Quan Newton will play his college basketball at Miami. Click here for Ted's story.**

Aug. 6
  Click
here for . . . Except on July 4 (Even That Might Be a Stretch), Would You Give This Dude a Ride?
  Ex-SJ Prep quarterback Mark Giubilato, now a fullback at Pitt, has become an all-star at giving back. Click
here for Andrew Albert's story.

Aug. 5
  At 7 p.m. on ESPN3, a team of Philly-area college basketball products will meet D.C.-area counterparts in the final game this summer in a new pro league expected to go full blast in 2014, The-BALL (Basketball Alumni Legends League). Among Philly's expected starters: Dionte Christmas (Fels) and Rodney Green (Prep Charter). The coach is Lincoln all-timer Larry Cannon.  

Aug. 4
  Click here for Jere Longman's article in the New York Times about
the football blending of King/Germantown in the overall context of the School District's budget problems.

Aug. 3
  Strawberry Mansion is making its football debut this year (with a JV team). The coach is Steven Quigley, grandson of long-time ref/umpire Rich Krug, who was featured in the July 29 "Only in the Pub." Rich also coached softball and cadet basketball at Dobbins.

Aug. 1
  Three recent Germantown grads/football players have finalized their college plans: Antwain Kitt and Kevin Norris to Lincoln Univ.; Chris Rone to Clark Univ. in Atlanta.
  ***Click
here for a pic (with IDs) of Loudenslager's baseball team, which won Philly's American Legion championship. And click here for a large version (without IDs).***
 
July 31
  2B Matt Maul, a rising senior at Malvern, has made an oral commitment to play his college baseball at Saint Joseph's.
  ***Congrats to coaches Roger Gordon and Harold Alexander, who'll be honored tonight by the Phillies for their great contributions to youth baseball!!***
  Click here for our latest Before They Fathered Star Athletes (on ex-Northeast forward Phil Booth, whose son, also Phil and a star in Baltimore, has just committed to Villanova).
  Click
here for . . . Never Know What Goofy License Plate You Might See While Waiting in the Drive-Thru Line at McDonald's.

July 30

  Click here for Dick Jerardi's story on the mentoring/coaching being provided for Tyreek Duren (N-G) and Tyrone Garland (Bartram) by Chester NBAer Jameer Nelson.

July 29
  Click here for Ted's commitment story on King gridder Dontae Angus. And click
here for a pic, courtesy of King assistant Kelly Cottle.
  Click here for Ryan Lawrence's story on Paul Hagen's HOF induction.

July 28
  Outfielder Jawan McAllister, a rising senior at SJ Prep, has made an oral commitment to play his college baseball at Pitt.
  As many of you know, website legend Ed "Huck" Palmer is an outrageously prolific poster on Rivals' PaPreps site. Click
here to see who's following in his itchy-fingers footsteps! (smile)

July 27
  Lineman Dontae Angus, a rising senior at King (and formerly of Olney, then Germantown), has committed to play football at Florida.
  Former Daily News staffer Paul Hagen today was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame!! Click here for Ryan Lawrence's terrific question-and-answer look at Paul's career. And click here for a report on MLB.com that details Paul's acceptance speech.

July 26
  Note from Ted: Back from a short break. Let the lunacy resume!
  **Click
here for Ted's sports shots from North Carolina (Duke, UNC, Durham Bulls' old/new parks, Malvern product now in AAA).**
 
Click here for the latest effort from Ted Taylor, who's now in his 38th year of writing hobby columns. Congrats!
 
Danny Herrera is on the comeback trail, and baseball historian John Shiffert puts Herrera's shortness in the you-know-what context.
  Drew "Drew, for Two!" Flanagan, who formerly lit up this website with reports on Malvern sports (class of '06), is now a member of new coach John Harmatuk's basketball staff. Best of luck, Drew!
  Click here for more Frank Thoughts from former DN sports writer & desk man Frank Bertucci.

July 19
  Loudenslager, Philly's champion, will play at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow, at Pennsbury High, in the state American Legion baseball tournament. Admission is $5.
  **Click
here for photos from the 15th annual Mary "Moon" Conlin Charities Golf Outing, held at Limekiln GC. Click here to see the Conlin sisters (L to R -- Courtney, Carin and Kim). Like always, they ran the show! (Their brothers -- Ken, Chris, Craig, Keith and Kevin -- were stars at McDevitt/La Salle).**
  Pitt football player Mark Giubilato, a product of SJ Prep, has been nominated for a national award. Click here.

July 18
  John Harmatuk, coming off major success at Cypress Springs High (suburbs of Houston, Texas; eight visits to state playoffs in 12 years), is Malvern's new basketball coach.

July 16
  2012 PE&T grad David George, who spent this past school year at Blair Academy (N.J.), will play college hoops at Amherst (Mass.), which is coming off a D-III national title.
  Welcome to our newest advertiser, Rob McHugh, a former kicking/punting star at McDevitt (Class of '03) and Widener. He now teaches those skills and please check out his ad down the left side of this page. Glad to have you with us, Rob. Good luck!

July 15
  David Miller, an assistant this past season, is Penn Charter's new baseball coach. He starred at Chestnut Hill Academy ('92) and Clemson, played seven seasons in the minor leagues and coached on the collegiate level, as well.

July 14
  **Ten years ago today, Neumann product Al "Sugar Bear" Barbieri, at age 44, made his pro debut with the Camden Riversharks. Click here for a video that begins with his setup appearance on Daily News Live and ends with his big night.**

July 13

  Stan Hochman has also penned a Johnny Callison story. Click here.

July 12
  Long-time Phillies fans: Click here for a great story from ESPN.com about the life and times of Johnny Callison (RIP).
  Click here for USA Today's update story on Kennedy-Kenrick grad Chris Lubanski, who was MLB's No. 5 draft in 2003 and this past season coached at SCH Academy.
  Recent Episcopal grad Matt Angelos will play his college hoops at Stevens Tech, in North Jersey.
  Recent Wood grad John Santospago has changed his baseball commitment to D-I Jacksonville.
  Ryan product Eric Frain, fresh off a national title with Gloucester County JC (NJ), will next play baseball at Bloomsburg.
  Haverford School rising junior Sean Lloyd is one of two guys featured in a hoops story by Andrew Albert. Click here.
  Fels product Dionte Christmas is still fighting his way toward, he hopes, the NBA. Click here for Bob Cooney's story.

July 11
  *Click here for Randy Seidman's stats breakdown for the Philly Guys in college baseball this season. Thanks, Randy!!*
  Click here for Andrew Albert's story on Carroll rising junior Derrick Jones, owner of a national basketball profile.

July 10
  Roman product Rasual Butler is working hard to get back into the NBA. Click here for Bob Cooney's story.

July 9
  **Click here to see how Our Guys in minor league baseball are faring.**
  Vaux hoops star Rysheed Jordan last week made his final Philly appearance before heading to St. John's Click here for intern Andrew Albert's story.

July 8
  Except for a couple game-time issues, the Catholic League Master Football Schedule is now complete. Click here and thanks to all helpers! 

July 7
  Click here for cool news concerning former West Catholic football star Rob Hollomon (Central Connecticut).
  Recent Audenried grad Thomas "TJ" Thompkins will play college hoops at Bucks County CC.
  Someone? Anyone? Need details for McDevitt's games in Weeks Two & Three. silaryt@phillynews.com. . . . Info received! Thanks! 

July 5
  Click here for the Catholic League Master Football Schedule. Still has holes/issues. Please help if you can. Thanks! silaryt@phillynews.com.
  The new favorite number of baseball historian John Shiffert is 42. Click here for his thoughts on the movie.

July 4
  Happy 4th of July!!

July 3
  Recent Gtn. Academy grad Greg Dotson, a SF, has committed to play college hoops at Morehead.

July 2
  Check out commitment stories by Joe Santoliquito on SJ Prep's Jon Runyan here and by Andrew Albert on O'Hara's JT Blyden here.

July 1
  Kevin Schneider, director of a youth baseball program in South Jersey, is Neumann-Goretti's new coach.
  Outfielder
Shane Williams (SJ Prep '13) will play his college baseball at Gloucester CC (NJ), which recently won a national title. 
  O'Hara TB-S JT Blyden, a rising senior, today announced his football commitment to UMass.
  Click here for the Inter-Ac League Master Football Schedule. Still has holes/issues. Please help if you can. Thanks! silaryt@phillynews.com.
  To post the CL schedule now would be an embarrassment. Too many schools have not provided info, even to league officials.

June 29
  SJ Prep rising junior Jon Runyan, a tackle and the son of the former Eagle, has committed to play football at Michigan.

June 28
  Two hoops guys are bound for 4-year schools from Mercer County CC (NJ): Carroll's Andre Wilburn will be a preferred walk-on at Wilmington and Bartram's Barry Brockington is headed for Immaculata.
  Whistletopps' Greg Harris again hit the shot-put trail and improved by 20-plus inches! Click
here.

June 27
  Two recent Ryan grads have made basketball commitments: Bryan Okolo to University of the Sciences in Philadelphia; Tyler Reed to Gwynedd-Mercy. 
  O'Hara K-P Steve Weyler, a rising sr., today announced his commitment to Villanova. DN ink here. Pics
here.
 
Click here for the latest effort from Ted Taylor, who's now in his 38th year of writing hobby columns. Congrats!
  With the Earl of Doublin' in mind, baseball historian John Shiffert puts one part of Manny Machado's fast start in the you-know-what context.

  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Don Seeley, a long-time sports writer/editor for the Pottstown Mercury. Don died yesterday. Click here for an obit from the Mercury. RIP, Don.

June 26
  Are you ready for more entertainment? Know what's coming back this summer? Only in the Pub!! The first installment of Part II will be posted tomorrow. Click here for what we had in the summer of 2011. Have a strong candidate for an Only in the Pub moment? Send Ted an email at silaryt@phillynews.com. Thanks! 
  MC&S grad Jeffon Powell will play college hoops at Cecil JC (Md.)
  Best of luck in retirement to Gene Giello (Nationwide Insurance), who supported this website back to its infancy. Thanks for everything, Gene!
  ***The names of the first-, second- and third-team All-City baseball players can now be found via this link. These All-City lists have also been updated: multisports -- brothers -- fathers/sons.***
  Click here for the DN's 36th annual All-City Baseball Team and congrats to the top honorees, Player of the Year Jim Haley (B-P) & Pitcher of the Year Dominic Cuoci (La Salle).

June 25
  Click here for video from last week's Chosen League all-star game.
 
Click here for more Frank Thoughts from former DN sports writer & desk man Frank Bertucci.

June 24
  **Click here for Randy Seidman's annual list of all home-run hitters from Philly in college baseball this season. With details, of course. Thanks, Randy!!**
  It's expected that our 36th annual All-City Baseball Team will appear in Wednesday's Daily News.
  Click here for Ted's writeback story on Matt Kozemchak (see 6/22).

June 22
  In a Carpenter Cup quarterfinal . . .
  Inter-Ac/Indy fell to Jersey Shore, 13-1. Ted's report is posted. Monday DN ink to SCH Academy sr. DH Matt Kozemchak. Pics
here.

June 21
  Best of luck going forward to the players/coaches at the Public League schools that are now closed: Bok, Carroll, Comm Tech, Douglas, Germantown, Lamberton, University City, Vaux.
  After taking two years off, Anthony Fuscellaro (Northeast '11), is set to begin his college hoops career at Harford CC (near Baltimore). 

June 20
  In the Carpenter Cup first round . . .
  Inter-Ac/Indy topped the Pub, 14-4. Ted's report is posted. DN ink to jr. 1B Dan Grandieri. Pregame pics
here (completion of set that was posted after Tuesday's rainout). Game pics here.
  Bok is closing and Tom DeFelice, former long-time teacher/coach, welcomed the opportunity to "capture" it for the Daily News. Click here for his great story.
  Click here for Ted's story on Pat Amara (see June 19).
  Bok's Vittorio "Vitto" Goggins will play college FB at Globe Tech JC.

June 19
  Click here for an article by 2013 grad Nick Higgins that details La Salle's dominance over the last four school years.
  There have been some changes to the Carpenter Cup schedule, but Public vs. Inter-Ac/Indy will still be tomorrow at 1.
  West Catholic rising sr. Pat Amara, a safety, will play his college football at Pitt. Ted's story will appear in tomorrow's DN.
  Robeson's DeJuan Buttler will play college hoops at Montco CC.
  Click here for Bill Wasylenko's look at La Salle's football series vs. now-defunct Cardinal Dougherty. Thanks again, Bill!
  Click here for Ed Barkowitz' story on Royals farmhand Mark Donato (N-G), who's bouncing back in strong fashion from his 2012 suspension.

June 18
  In the Carpenter Cup first round . . .
  Public vs. Inter-Ac/Indy was monsooned out. Has been rescheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday. Pics
here (teams were sent to dugouts during Pub's infield-outfield) . . . Hopefully, IDs are correct for group pics. If not, please send corrections to silaryt@phillynews.com. Thanks!
  La Salle won championships in 10 of the CL's 14 sports (and did well in others, too.) Click here for Ted's story; coach/AD Joe Parisi and two-sporters Conor Resch and Nick Dermo are highlighted. And click here for a list of coaches/first team honorees for the 10 CL winners.

June 17
  Best wishes to Jack Walsh, who said he has resigned as Wood's basketball coach (58-37 in 4 seasons) due to expanded business duties.
  In the Carpenter Cup first round . . .
  Catholic fell to Suburban One American/Continental, 8-3. Ted's report is posted. DN ink to Ryan sr. RH Chris Elmes. Pregame pics
here (IDs now added for group pics). Game pics here.
  The link to the Shep Garner story isn't working. Only in the Rally.

June 16
  Phila. Electric sr. G Steven Griffin will play his college hoops at D-II LIU Post (a k a Long Island University's Post campus).
  Happy Father's Day!!

June 15
 
Roman G Shep Garner, a rising senior, will play his college hoops at Penn State . . . And The Puckster is lovin' it!! Click here.

June 14
 
Baseball historian John Shiffert puts the again-swirling rumors about a Cliff Lee trade into the you-know-what context.
 
**The Carp Cup rosters for Public, Catholic & Inter-Ac/Indy squads are in today's DN (page 55).**
 
Click here for John Murrow's story on Franklin product Bryant Jennings ('03), a former FB/bask star who's now an unbeaten boxer.

June 13
 
Click here for the Pub's Carp Cup roster (bottom of that page).
 
Indiana (Pa.) will be the next stop for MC&S guard Thomas Moore, who played for two years at Globe Tech JC, in NYC.
 
Click here for Jack Morrison's obit on Joe Hannan (see June 11).

June 12
 
Click
here for . . . He Passed the Screen Test.
 
Click
here for . . . Anybody Need a Snow Cone?
 
Click
here for pics from the Pub's Carpenter Cup practice, held at allergic-to-lawnmowers Lincoln (smile).
 
The Doc Staniskis Classic, an alumni basketball tripleheader designed to honor the lengthy run of FLC principal Charles Staniskis, who has given great support to the program, will be held Saturday, noon start, at Franklin High, Broad and Green (right down the street from FLC). The organizers are Mike Terry, former star guard, and AD Andrea Sullivan.

June 11
  Click here for Randy Seidman's latest Hometown Philly college update, complete with a draft recap . . . and more.
  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Joe Hannan, who died recently. He was a prominent basketball ref in the Catholic League, and then in college ball, and starred for the old South Catholic in the mid-'40s. RIP, sir.
  Greg Harris, who directs the Whistletopps Sports Network and was a star track guy at Cheyney, recently competed in the shot put for the first time in 48 years!! Click
here for the video.
  Click here for the Inter-Ac/Indy Carp Cup roster (bottom of that page).

June 10
 
Click here for more Frank Thoughts from former DN sports writer & desk man Frank Bertucci.
  Whiz Kids Baseball has finalized tryout info for its Fall Ball squads. Please check the ad on the right side of this page. Thanks!
  **More boxscore loose ends have been addressed on this page.**
 
Lefty Mark Zielinski, a product of La Salle High and Richmond, twirled a one-hitter (leadoff single in ninth inning) and recorded 15 Ks Friday night as Evansville downed Freedom, 4-0, in the independent Frontier League. Before re-signing with Evansville in mid-April (he'd pitched there in 2011/'12), Matt was an assistant at Germantown Academy.
  Jim Rullo has resigned as Malvern's basketball coach to become the coach at Neumann University. Best of luck, Jim!
  Click here for Joe Santoliquito's story on La Salle's triumph in Saturday's state lacrosse final; focus on sr. midfielder Sean Coleman.

June 9
 
To those folks who've been asking . . . Carpenter Cup rosters for the Pub and Inter-Ac/Indy squads have not yet been provided.
 
Click here for a look at HOFer Jim Foster's career bio.

June 8
  La Salle football historian Bill Wasylenko is back with "Brothers in Battle" . . . a look at close-in-age brother combos. Click here.
  Congrats to Jim Foster, who's now a member of the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame!! Back in the day (mid-'70s), Jim assisted fellow Dougherty grad Ed Holzer with McDevitt's boys' team.
  Ryan's Nick Ferdinand, a senior outfielder at Delaware, was picked in the 35th round (No. 1051) by the Phillies. Click here for Ted's story about Nick from 2008, when he was headed to D-II Bloomsburg.
  In case you'd find them interesting . . . Pub/Cath baseball boxscores from 1996, '97 and '99 have been added to this page.
  North Catholic's Ryan Etsell, a (redshirt) soph RHP at Hillsborough CC (Fla.), was selected in the 16th round (No. 487) by the Angels. Click here for John Knebels' story about Ryan and his dad from 2010.
  Click here for Covered in Ink. These guys have received Daily News ink or cyber attention this school year (also links to past years).
  The page with all Special Photos has been updated. Click here.

June 7
  **Wood's Michael Drumm, Best Teammate '13, received his plaque tonight in front of family & friends. Click
here for a photo set. And best wishes to Michael, who's headed for La Salle to major in accounting!!**
 
Malvern's Ty Young, a junior third baseman at Louisville, was tabbed in the seventh round (No. 218) by Tampa Bay. Click here for Ted's story about Ty from 2010, when he was a senior at Malvern.
  Jim Lynch, coming from Boston's public schools, will be Judge's new athletic director.
  Germantown's Imir Bailey will play college hoops at Cheyney.

June 6
 
Click here for the latest effort from Ted Taylor, who's now in his 38th year of writing hobby columns. Congrats!
 
*Tryouts for the 2014 Chesapeake Bowl (all-star football game) will take place Sunday, 1-4 p.m., at Cardinal O'Hara HS. Rising seniors only! For more info contact Danny Algeo at 484-684-4314 or coachalgeo@aol.com.
 
Click
here for . . . It's Not What You Think!
 
***Click
here for pics from the Pub's Division A-B All-Star Game, played this afternoon at Frankford. Division A won, 7-5.***

June 5
  Click
here for a big pic of all Bok players/coaches now with Southern. And click here for a big pic that includes everybody.
  Lil Wayne is playing for Southern! Click
here and/or here.
  Click
here for pics from Southern's spring football session. Roughly 80 kids participated! Bok kids are headed there, and the Rams have formed cooperative sponsorships with Audenried/Parkway Center City.
  Recent Syracuse grad Perry Russom (SJ Prep '09) won first place honors for best TV news story in the college division from the New York State Associated Press Broadcasters Association. Like brother Nelson, also a SJP product, Perry starred for Syracuse's club baseball squad. 
  Rule change in the Inter-Ac: Incoming transfers from non-Inter-Ac schools will no longer have to sit out league games for one season. (Guys who transfer within the league still will have to sit out.)
  Frank Steed will be West Philly's football coach in '13. And best wishes to ex-coach Paul Noon, who will be the head man at Valley Forge MA.
  Click here for a disheartening baseball Tedbit (today's date).
  Click
here for . . . Narrow Window of Opportunity.
  Click
here for . . . Taking a Seat on the Bench.
  Bobby Della Polla, Best Teammate '09 while attending SJ Prep, and a recent Scranton grad,
was in the house for West York/B-P. And click here for a great speech Bobby recently made to Scranton's senior student-athletes!

June 4
  Washington sr. FB-BB star Kendale Truitt has changed his mind. He's now headed to Arizona Western JC for football.
  Mike Zolk has resigned as N-G's baseball coach.
  In a Class AAA first-round playoff . . .
  Bonner-Prendie fell to West York, 9-6, in eight innings. Ted's report is posted. DN ink to sr. 1B-RH Dan Furman, who went eight frames in relief. Pics
here.
  Black armband time: D-12 experienced an 0-7 first round. Prep Charter and Franklin Towne lost yesterday. La Salle, Frankford, Neumann-Goretti and GAMP joined B-P in losing today.
  Click here for pics of the three Philly guys -- Rysheed Jordan, Brandon Austin, Ja'Quan Newton -- who participated Sunday in the Mary Kline Classic at Philly Univ. Pics provided by website legend Amos Leak. And click here for Amos' blog post on Our Guys and the overall event!
  Congrats to Saint Joseph's pitcher Kyle Mullen (SJ Prep) and La Salle coach Mike Lake (Ryan) for being honored on the All-Big 5 Team.

June 3
 
In a Class AA first-round playoff . . .
  Prep Charter fell to Delone Catholic, 13-4. Ted's report is posted. DN ink to sr. CF-RH Mike Lyons. Pics
here.
  **All home games involving D-12 teams have been moved to Tues. So have Frankford-Coatesville and GAMP-Calvary Christian.**
  The Catholic League's Carpenter Cup roster can now be found at the bottom of this page.
  Click here for a story that sets up the state playoffs.

June 2
  La Salle jr. LB Zaire Franklin has committed to Syracuse. Ted's story is in Monday's Daily News. (Not posted on philly.com yet.)

June 1

  Click here for the Pub master football schedule. Yes, football!!
  N-G DE Christian Oakes will play college football at Wilkes.
  Click here for Monday's playoff schedule for District 12 teams.
  Click here for the PIAA baseball brackets (now fleshed out!!!).

May 31
  Click
here for . . . Football's Not His Only Talent.
  Click
here for a special pic that shows Wayne Ellington, one of the night's honorees (and VERY giving of his time).
  ***Click here for pics from all four games in the Wayne Ellington Philly USA All-City Basketball Classic.***
  Click here for a not-too-interesting baseball Tedbit (today's date).
  Alumnus Steve Cloran, the South co-MVP in '90, is O'Hara's new basketball coach.
  Click
here for . . . Talk About a Big Adam's Apple.
  Click
here for . . . Who Knew? Chooch is Now a First Baseman.
  Click here for the PIAA baseball brackets (not yet fleshed out).
  Science Leadership hoopster Andrew Chalfen, a strong Best Teammate '13 candidate, will make a presentation about Philly Public School education June 8, 4 p.m., at the Franklin Institute. Click here for Andrew's website, which includes info on his speech. Go get 'em, kid! 
  The City Title boxscores are in today's Daily News (page 61).

May 30
  **Very busy night. Please be patient. Thanks.**
  In City Titles . . .
  AA: Neumann-Goretti beat Prep Charter, 5-2. Ted's report is posted. DN ink to sr. RH Joe "Drinks on Me" Kinee. Pics
here.
  AAAA: La Salle beat Frankford, 8-0. Ted's report is posted. DN ink to sr. LH Tom Cockill. Pics
here.
  AAA: Bonner-Prendie beat Franklin Towne, 5-0. Anthony's report will be posted.
  The rosters for the Wayne Ellington event are in today's DN (page 45).
  Congrats to Ryan product Eric Frain, who contributed two hits and one RBI as Gloucester County (NJ) bested Century (Minn.), 16-4, to win the D-III Junior College World Series. GC finished 49-3! Eric made the all-tourney team after hitting .467 (7-for-15) with four RBI.
  The boxscore for Fkd-FT is in today's Daily News (page 41).
  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Veto Iavecchia, who passed recently. He was the long-time coach of Rhawnhurst's American Legion baseball program. RIP, sir.
  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Haverford School senior Kip Taviano, a football/lacrosse player who died of injuries suffered in an auto accident Tuesday. RIP, Kip.

May 29
  Tomorrow's City Titles . . .
  AAAA: La Salle vs. Frankford, 11 a.m., at Ashburn Field.
  AAA: Bonner-Prendie vs. Franklin Towne, 3:30, at La Salle HS.
  AA: Neumann-Goretti vs. Prep Charter, approx. 2, at Ashburn Field.
  Click here for a pic of Frankford's lineup (with IDs) and
here for a larger version (without). And here for a large celebration pic.
  In the Public League final . . .
  Frankford beat Franklin Towne, 9-2, for its third consecutive title. Ted's report is posted.
DN ink to sr. SS Kidanny Cumba and sr. RH Eduardo "Cheese" Sanchez. Before/after pics here. Game pics here.

May 28
 
Check out
this amazing video.
 
Almost 30 years ago, a guy who's now a Catholic League baseball coach was involved in a vintage Only in the Pub moment . . . in soccer. Click here for a Wild/Wacky story.
 
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Frank Sasse, who passed last Friday. He played football at Judge and was a member of the school's first graduating class ('57). His brother, Gerry, is the go-to guy in Penn Charter's athletic department and his nephews, Patrick ('98) and Gerry ('02), were multi-sport athletes there. RIP, sir.
 
Not a surprise: Neumann-Goretti vs. Springfield Montco, in a AA play-in contest, was also postponed. Game has been rescheduled for tomorrow, 1 p.m., at Temple's Ambler Campus.
 
***Update: The Fkd-Fkn Towne Pub final has been postponed. Will be played tomorrow, 3:15, at Ashburn Field. No broadcast by SFBN. City Title games are still scheduled to be played Thursday.***
 
Click here for Ted's overall writeback story on La Salle's CL title. Boxscore is in today's DN.
 
**Click here for rosters for the Wayne Ellington All-City Basketball Classic, a quadrupleheader set for Fri. (5 p.m. start) at Girard College.
SFBN will broadcast all four games.**

May 27
  Click here for an interesting baseball Tedbit (under today's date).
  Happy Memorial Day!!

May 26
  Click here for Randy Seidman's update on college baseball.
  Haverford School bested Malvern, 7-3, in the championship game of the Pa. Indy Schools Tournament. Connor Burke (5 inn.) and Matt Galetta did the pitching. Drew Field and Kevin McGowan halved 4 RBI. The Fords won 17 of their final 18 games.
  Click here for Covered in Ink . . . These guys have received DN ink or cyber attention so far this school year (also links to past years).
  City Title matchups . . .
  AAAA: Frankford vs. La Salle, Thurs., 1 p.m., at Ashburn Field.
  AAA: Franklin Towne vs. Bonner-Prendie, Thurs., 3:30 p.m., at La Salle HS.
  In AA, a CT game is not a definite. On Thursday (details TBA), Prep Charter will meet the winner of Tuesday's play-in between Springfield Montco and Neumann-Goretti; that'll be 4 p.m. at Great Valley HS (not Garnet Valley; original info was incorrect). 
  Click here for La Salle's playoff stats (under today's date).
  Click
here for a pic of La Salle's lineup (with IDs) and here for a larger version (without). And here for a large celebration pic.

May 25
  In what turned out to be the Catholic League final . . .
  La Salle bested SJ Prep, 10-0, in five innings, on the strength of five-run outbursts in the fourth/fifth.
Ted's report is posted. Click here for overall story. Before/after pics here. Game pics here. And click here for some video highlights (as provided by Rob Johnson, La Salle's director of multimedia technology). 
  The Ryan-SJ Prep boxscore is in today's Daily News.

May 24
  Click
here for . . . You Gotta Love the Stahl Sprawl.
  Click
here for . . . If the Phillies Ever Need New Groundskeepers.
  In a Catholic League elimination game . . .
  SJ Prep beat Ryan, 10-3. Ted's report is posted. DN ink to sr. 2B Frank Santore. Pics
here. (Tomorrow's Prep-La Salle game, possibly to decide the championship, will start at 1 p.m. at Widener.)
  **Best Teammate '13 has been chosen. Congrats to Wood basketball/baseball player Michael Drumm!! Click
here to see the page. Michael prefers a plaque, and that will be presented at a site/time TBA. Thanks to all who made nominations and to the website guys who voted.**
  Bonner alum Ashley Howard ('99) has joined Villanova's hoops staff.
  Click here for an update on the Pub/Cath baseball playoffs.
  The coaches' All-Pub and All-Int teams are in today's DN (page 62)

May 23
  Frank "Roscoe" Natale, of about-to-close Bok, will be Southern's new football coach.
  Click here for Randy Seidman's latest Hometown Philly weekly college baseball awards . . . and more.
  Click
here for . . . Fab 55 (pretty amazing feat for La Salle). And click here for a gigantic version.
  ***Update: Look for the fastball, adjust to the curve . . . The Catholic League playoff between SJ Prep and Ryan will now be tomorrow, noon, at La Salle University.***
  ***Update: The Catholic League playoff between SJ Prep and Ryan has been postponed. Will be played tomorrow, 3:45, at La Salle HS . . . Forget this update!!***
  ***Update: The Public League baseball final has been moved to Tuesday at 3:15!!***
SFBN will broadcast.
  Click here for a short setup for the Pub baseball final.

May 22
  Click here for the Coaches' All-Inter-Ac Team and congrats to MVP Joe Poduslenko.
  Click here for the Coaches' All-Public Team and congrats to the MVPs: Jake Wright, Dylan Burke/Khalil Coles, Agustin Gil and Brandy Morel.

May 21
  Next game by
SFBN: Frankford vs. Fkn Towne, Pub final, Thurs 3:15.
  Click
here for . . . Heads down!!
  In the Cath winners bracket final . . .
  La Salle beat SJ Prep, 10-3, as jr. RH Dom/Dominic Cuoci went the distance and owned a no-no through five. Ted's report is posted. DN ink to Cuoci. Pics
here.
  In the Cath losers bracket third round . . .
  Ryan beat Wood, 7-4, in eight innings. Anthony's report is posted.
  Alumnus Cliff Stein, VP of football administration and general counsel for the Chicago Bears, will be the speaker at Washington's graduation ceremony June 19, 10 a.m., in the football stadium.
  Yesterday's Pub baseball semis boxes are in today's DN (page 38).
  Click here for info on how to order a DVD of the City All-Star Football Classic from Joe Malizia.
  Delaware sr. OF Nick Ferdinand (Ryan) earned national acclaim. Click here for the story.
  Click here for Jack Morrison's great obit on Joseph "Moon" Conlin.
  **The nomination box for
Best Teammate '13 is now closed. Congrats to all nominees and thanks to everyone who cared enough to participate. Voting will now take place and we hope to announce a winner by the weekend.**

May 20
 
*Tim Hart's name can now be found here (again). In playoff section.*
  In Pub semifinals . . .
  Frankford beat Prep Charter, 3-2. Ted's report is posted. DN ink to sr. RH Carlos Ramirez. Pics
here . . . Other result: Franklin Towne beat GAMP, 4-2, as sr. RH Tim Hart pitched a no-hitter while adding 3 RBI.
  In Cath losers-bracket games . . .
  Ryan beat B-P, 9-0. Huck's report is posted . . . Other result: Wood beat N-G, 6-1.
  Today's Ryan/B-P losers bracket CL playoff will be played at La Salle University, with a 4 o'clock start.
  A get-together to celebrate the life of Edwin "Tito" Rohena, and to raise funds for proper services, will be held Wed., 6 p.m., at Juniata Park B&G Club, 1001 E. Cayuga St. Food/refreshments will be served.
  The nomination box for
Best Teammate '13 will close at midnight.
  Click here for Ted's writeback story on Bok stars Vito Goggins and Antoine Whitney, who fueled the Pub's 21-7 triumph over Non-Pub in Saturday's City All-Star Football Classic. Boxscore on page 59 in today's Daily News.
  Click here for Jenice Armstrong's column on Mastery South hoopster  Kevin Beaford, who has earned his way to Penn. His dad, Kevin Sr., of Bok, was third in Pub scoring in '79 at 29.7.  
  Friday's Pub baseball quarterfinal boxes are in today's DN (page 59).

May 19
  Masterman 3-sporter Harry Taggart has been nominated for BT '13.
  These Cath postseason baseball files have been updated . . . 
Low-Hit Games
High-Strikeout Games
Home Runs

High-Hit Games
High-RBI Games

  Services for Joseph Conlin will be held at Holy Martyrs Church, in Oreland. Viewing: Wed., 6 to 9 p.m., and Thurs, 9:15 to 10:45 a.m., followed by funeral Mass at 11.
  IDs have been added to the group pics in the
City All-Star FB set.
  Click here for Randy Seidman's latest Hometown Philly weekly college baseball awards . . . and more.
  Phila. Elec. F Dyshon Pack will play college hoops at Rosemont.
  ***Tomorrow's Pub semis will be at Richie Ashburn Field in South Philly's FDR Park. Fkd-PC at 1, followed by GAMP-FT at roughly 4.***
  ***Today's losers bracket CL games have been postponed. NG at Wood will be tomorrow at 3:45. As will Ryan at B-P.***
  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Joseph "Moon" Conlin, father of Episcopal's basketball coach, Craig, and five sons who starred in CL sports -- Ken and Chris at McDevitt; Craig, Keith and Kevin at La Salle. Mr. Conlin died yesterday while watching his grandson play baseball. Men come no cooler/nicer. RIP, sir.

May 18
  In the 39th annual City All-Star Football Classic . . .
  Public beat Non-Public, 21-7, as Bok's Vittorio "Vito" Goggins and Antoine Whitney enjoyed strong performances. They'll be highlighted in Monday's Daily News. Pics
here. Boxscore is posted here. Thanks to Mark "Frog" Carfagno for handling the defensive stats!
  Click here for an interesting baseball Tedbit (under today's date).
  Don't forget: The City All-Star FB Classic is tonight!! 7 at NE High.
  Click
here for some pics from Gtn. Academy's Senior Day game, as provided by Steve Dolan. Thanks, Steve!
  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of former Frankford baseball star Edwin "Tito" Rohena ('09; twice earned first team All-City honors), who died in a motorcycle accident. RIP, Tito. Click
here for a photo of Tito and some Fkd teammates (2nd from R.)

May 17
 
Click
here for . . . He Wears His Heart on His Socks.
  Take note: CL boxes will be in tomorrow's DN. PL boxes in Monday's.
  Baseball playoff brackets: Pub and Cath.
  Today's recaps can now be found here.
  In Pub quarterfinals (also classification finals) . . .
  AAA: Franklin Towne beat Franklin, 10-3. Ted's report is posted. DN ink to sr. RH-CF Tim Hart. Pics here.
  AAAA: Frankford beat Washington, 7-4. Randy's report is posted.
  A: GAMP beat Masterman, 5-4. Anthony Magallanes' report will be posted.
  Other winner: Prep Charter in AA.
  In Catholic second-rounders . . .
  SJ Prep beat B-P, 11-3. Huck's report is posted.
  Other winner: La Salle (Joe Picard hit for the cycle).
  In the Cath losers bracket . . .
  Winners: Ryan, N-G. 
  **Today's Franklin at Franklin Towne game will start at 2:45.**
  Mike Esposito is Olney's new football coach.
  Roman QB Michael Keir is pumped for the City All-Star Football Classic. Click here for Ted's story.

May 16
  Wood basketball-baseball player Mike Drumm has been nominated for
Best Teammate '13. Only a few more days until the polls close!  
  Click here for a Tedbit, listed under today's date, that has it all covered: basketball, football and baseball. And click
here for a pic that shows N-G's baseball players expressing their displeasure over the practice presence of Mr. Jinx (a k a Ted).
  As part of an overall get-together for students/staff, SJ Prep today retired the No. 32 jersey won by basketball all-timer Stephen Vasturia. Click
here for some pics.
  SJ Prep baseball player Joe Kinney has been nominated for
Best Teammate '13. Only a few more days until the polls close!
  Click
here for a celebration photo of Malvern's baseball squad, the outright Inter-Ac champ for the third consecutive year. And click here for the enormous version of that pic (smile).
  Click here for Ari Bluestein's report on yesterday's Wash-NE game.
  Next game by
SFBN: Frankford at Washington., Pub 4A final, Fri.
  Click
here for . . . Soaring Like a Hawk.
  Click
here for . . . Now, This Is Bravery! Standing Right in Front of a Guy Who's Mashing a Baseball!
  Click
here for . . . The Next Step in Being a Smart Spectator.
  The boxes from yesterday's CL playoffs are in today's DN (page 44.)

May 15
  Baseball historian John Shiffert puts Zack Greinke's return into the you-know-what context. (Oldheads will love seeing this name: Raul Sanchez. Great moment in our baseball-following youth!)
  Updated baseball playoff brackets: Pub and Cath.
  In Catholic first-round playoffs . . .
  SJ Prep beat N-G, 7-2. Ted's report is posted. DN ink to jr. RF Chase Standen. Pics
here.
  B-P beat O'Hara, 5-3. Huck's report is posted.
  La Salle beat Judge, 6-4. Frog's report will be posted.
  Wood beat Ryan, 7-3. Anthony Magallanes' report is posted.
  Winners in Pub playoffs . . .
   AAAA: Washington, Frankford
   AAA: Franklin, Franklin Towne
   AA: Esperanza, Prep Charter.
  Click here to see the brackets for next week's Pa. Indy Tourney.
 
Click here for the latest effort from Ted Taylor, who's now in his 38th year of writing hobby columns. Congrats!
  Haverford School's Pat Valentine has made visit No. 2 to this list.

May 14
  Click
here for . . . We All Just Saul You in the Outfield.
  In a Public A semifinal . . .
  GAMP beat Saul, 15-0, in 3 innings. Ted's report is posted. DN ink to sr. RH Joe Brinkman, who's headed someplace special. Pics
here.
  Congrats to La Salle soph LF Kevin Conroy (Judge), the Big 5 Player of the Week. Click here.
  Click
here for . . . Is This Gun on Your Radar?
  Click here for . . . Not Every Sign Is for a Bunt or Steal.
  It's looking like Wilt Chamberlain ('Brook '55) will appear on a postage stamp! Click here for Donald Hunt's story from the Phila. Tribune.
  Ari Bluestein, of SFBN fame, has joined our nutty crew! Click
here for his report on yesterday's Northeast-Lincoln tilt. Thanks, Ari!
  Next game by
SFBN: Northeast at Washington., Pub 4A semi, Wed.

May 13
  O'Hara sr. G Mike Louden will play college hoops at Philly Univ.; that's where his dad, Mike (O'Hara '85), earned HOF honors!
  In Catholic preliminary playoffs . . .
  Host O'Hara lost the seventh inning, 3-2, but won the game against Lansdale Catholic, 6-5. Ted's report is posted. DN ink to sr. DH Scott Grinnan. Pics
here.
  Judge beat Carroll, 11-4. Huck's report is posted.
  In a Public AAAA quarterfinal . . .
  Washington beat Furness, 9-5. Randy's report is posted.
  Other Pub winners: Northeast, Frankford, Olney, Franklin, Esperanza, MaST Charter (of D-I), Phila. Elec., Bracetti, Swenson . . . King-FT not played (transportation miseries).    
  Daryl Worley zoomed to victory in the 100, 200 and 400 and anchored a record-setting 4x400 relay as Penn Charter captured the Inter-Ac track championship two days ago. Click here for a recap from PC's site. And click
here for a photo that includes Daryl.

May 12
  Click
here for the updated lists of winners in Cath track (boys).
  *Click here for an interesting baseball Tedbit (under today's date).*
  Happy Mother's Day!!
  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Steve Sgro, who passed Thursday. Steve was a football/baseball stalwart (RB-INF) at Archbishop Carroll ('88). RIP, Steve.
  Congrats to Washington grad Andre Odom ('03), who has left Temple's football staff to become a scouting assistant for the Chicago Bears.

May 11
  Pied Piper Time: Two Philly stars have followed coach Joe Mihalich from Niagara to Hofstra. Click here.
  Ryan alums Tim Ditro, Michael Anusky and Eric Frain are now
here.
  Tony Heffner, DE from Dougherty and the Non-Public defensive MVP in the '79 City All-Star Football Game, has joined the staff of Judge's new coach, Mike McKay. He reminds all players to put forth maximum effort in the all-star game. That performance got him to Villanova!
  Upcoming coverage by
SFBN: Northeast at Lincoln playoff on Mon.
  Ryan alum Eric Frain is now
here.
  The Coaches' All-Catholic Teams are in today's DN (page 45).

May 10

  Click
here for . . . It's a Dirty Job, But Somebody's Gotta Do It.
  Click
here for . . . Answers to All Questions Are in There Somewhere.
  Click
here for . . . Um, It Might Be Time to Check the GPS.
  Malvern beat Gtn. Academy, 6-0, to clinch a share of the Inter-Ac title.
Ted's report is posted. DN ink to sr. SS Joe Poduslenko. Pics here (set starts with eight pics of SCH Academy's new field).
  Click here for the updated lists of winners in Pub track (B&G).
  Click here for Randy Seidman's latest Hometown Philly weekly college baseball awards . . . and more.
  The playoff brackets for the Pub and Cath have been updated.
  If The Pub still exists next school year, it will remain a PIAA member, according to Robert Coleman. Click
here for Ted's story.
  Congrats to Malvern coach Freddy Hilliard for reaching career victory No. 100 (in just four years!). Click
here for a pic. 
  Whistletopps' latest offerings are over there (Pub track!!) >>>>>

May 9
  **Click here for the Coaches' All-Catholic Teams . . . and congrats to MVPs Tom Mullin (SJ Prep, Red) and Jim Haley (B-P, Blue) as well as coaching honorees Joe Falcone (SJ Prep) and Joe DeBarberie (B-P).**
  Click
here for . . . Not Exactly a Groundball to Shortstop.
  Click
here for . . . Enough Plates for a Banquet.
  Judge beat SJ Prep, 7-2. That result, coupled with La Salle's win over Roman, gave the Explorers the Red Division title.
Ted's report on Judge-Prep is posted. DN ink to sr. CF Marc Berlanger. Pics here.
  **Don't forget to make your Best Teammate '13 nominations!!**
  Basketball commitments for Washington players: Kendale Truitt to
Marshalltown CC (Iowa); Wanye Ferguson to Rosemont; Donte Williams ('10) to D-I Cal Poly (from Pierce JC in Los Angeles).
  Click here for an interesting story about how the memory of former Parkway basketball star Daniel Rumph has been honored.
  Baseball historian John Shiffert puts J.A. Happ's beyond-scary moment into the you-know-what context.

May 8
  Click
here for Ted's story on Northeast's three-sport star, Daquan "Bo" Bohannan.
  The Khandyman is back! With recruiting updates on Haverford School hoops stars Levan "Shawn" Alston, Eric Anderson and Sean Lloyd.
  It's official!! This is the first time Bonner has finished perfect in league play. Click
here for Joe Smagala's final contribution under May 4. Thanks, Joe!
  Click
here for splendid (cough, cough) pics from Northeast's indoor baseball practice.
  SJ Prep product Kyle Mullen continues to set pitching records at Saint
Joseph's. Click here.
  Joe Smagala is still trying to find out: Had Bonner Ever Been Perfect? His latest contribution can be found here under May 4. Thanks, Joe!
  The playoff brackets for the Pub and Cath have been updated.
  *Click here for interesting baseball Tedbits (under today's date).*
  Tom Mullin's name can again be found on this list.
  Click here for rosters for the City All-Star Football Game.

May 7
  Baseball standings are now updated (with remaining games). 
  Click
here for . . . Never Know What You Might See in a Tree.
  Click
here for . . . Not All Second Basemen Look the Same.
  **Anthony Morel spun a two-hitter with 15 strikeouts as U. City edged Randolph, 3-2, to finish perfect (12-0) in Pub play for the first time in the school's 40 seasons.
Ted's report is posted. DN ink to Anthony and his brother, Brandy, the staff ace but unavailable for this one (concussion). Pics here . . . Click here for a big pic of the joyous Jags!**
  Congrats to the following distinguished teacher honorees: Doreen Coleman, Furness' dean of students (and Southern's basketball coach); Frankford hoops coach Dave Huzzard; Mastbaum AD Drew Knasiak.
  The coaches are honoring Masterman's Mike Sturdivant for being the Public League's top basketball scholar-athlete. Others in the top five (players were required to submit an essay, in addition to owning great grades): Charles Peck, World Comm; Kevin Beaford, Mastery South; Gary Bryant, Masterman; Charles Ganges, CAPA.
  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Dr. Roger Saylor, who passed recently at age 95. A former Penn State professor, he was a long-time historian for Pennsylvania high school football and  did team rankings based on a complicated formula. Click here for an obit. RIP, sir.

May 6
  **Another update has been made to the May 4 Tedbit. Click here.**
  Baseball standings are now updated (with remaining games). 
  Prep Charter beat Esperanza, 12-5. DN ink to sr. 1B Steven Miraglia. (Note from Ted: No pics/report. My car broke down en route to game. AAA towed it home. And showed up almost immediately! Props to the tow-truck driver, Ismael Torres. Thanks to PC coach Shawn Magee for providing details and Steven's phone number.)
  Northeast 3, Roxborough 0: Randy's report is posted.
  ***The Eagles have nixed the Linc as the site of this year's City All-Star Football Classic and organizer Brian Fluck, West Catholic's coach, is still feeling the sting. Click here for Ted's story; also in today's paper along with the rosters (page 54).***
  A Daily News friend needed some help with a police matter and one of the guys who came to his house was . . . former Bartram basketball star Rudy Yuille ('84). Did a great job. Rudy's brother, George ('85), also a policeman, is a bigwig with PAL. Good luck, guys!
  Whistletopps' latest offerings are over there >>>>>
  Congrats to Joe Malizia, whose dad, Joe, long has filmed/taped high school football games in Philly. He is now a Lieutenant Colonel in the Army as well as a Battalion Commander. Thanks for your service, Joe!!
  Update on a former website writer: Adam Ferrone, who covered SJ Prep sports ('06) before moving on to Penn State, is now a world-famous rapper (he's known as Rone). Click here for a story written about him last year and a Google search will lead you to all kinds of stuff. Rone is in the zone!

May 5
  Click here for Randy Seidman's latest Hometown Philly weekly college baseball awards . . . and more.
  Back in the day, La Salle baseball coach Joe Parisi was an assistant coach at now-closed North Catholic. Check out
this classic pic from '79!!
And click
here for a current pic; shows Joe last week during indoor BP. 
  Asterisk time, baby! *Click here to check out an add-on to yesterday's baseball Tedbit.*


May 4

  Germantown's Mike Hawkins (football, also the AD) received the Coach of the Year Award at last night's banquet for Pub coaches. 
  Update on a former website writer: Matt Davis, a point guard for the basketball team ('08), covered McDevitt sports, starred in soccer for Albright and is now an assistant at St. Aloysius College. His bio is on this page. Keep it rollin', Matt!
  Update on a former website writer: Drew Flanagan ('06) covered Malvern sports, became the head manager of Villanova's team and is now a business development executive for iQ Media Corp. Do it, Drew!
  Update on a former website writer: Mike "Suds" Sunderland played baseball at SJ Prep ('02), then attended Holy Cross. He now teaches English and journalism at Red Cloud Indian School, in South Dakota. Click
here for a story about a recent accomplishment. Very cool, Mike!
  Click here for our latest Before They Hit Infield-Outfield . . . on SCH Academy assistant Anthony Cafagna ('07).
  *Click here for an interesting baseball Tedbit (under today's date).*
  Congrats to Centenary soph Joe Forcellini (La Salle), the CSAC Player of the Year. Click here.
  Baseball standings are now updated (with remaining games). 
  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Don Hobson, who passed yesterday. Don was the Catholic League's leading basketball scorer (19.1) in '74 for North Catholic and played his college hoops at Spring Garden. A great guy in every way! RIP, Don. 

May 3
  Click
here for . . . 300 Reasons for a Coach and Ump to Pose Together.
  Click
here for . . . Ever See a Male Version of a Chorus Line?
  Haverford School beat SCH Academy, 6-0. Ted's report is posted.
DN ink to sr. LH Matt Galetta (four-hitter). Pics
here.
 
Pky West G Jeffrey Allen will play college hoops at Dean Coll. (MA). 
  Ryan's Jerry Smith and Judge's Nick Petroski are now
here.
  Sankofa G Dache' Talbert will play college hoops at Virginia Union.
  Baseball standings are now updated (with remaining games).
 
May 2
  Click
here for . . . Oh, Brothers! 
  Click
here for . . . Same Family. Uniformly Different.
  Click
here for . . . Oh, Deer. This capital S is Cooler Than Most.
  Click
here for . . . It's a Bird! It's Superman! No, It's the Other Thing!
  Phila. Academy bested Phila. Elec., 13-3, in five innings. Ted's report is posted. DN ink to sr. CF Mike Sullivan (four RBI). Pics
here.
  B-P beat Lansdale, 9-7. Huck's report is posted.
  Click
here for a pic/news release about Penn Charter's Kayla Quinn, who did something pretty darn special yesterday.
  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Bishop Joseph McFadden, who passed this morning. Then not a priest, he coached West Catholic's basketball team into the '76 CL final. Later, as the director of education for the Archdiocese, he spearheaded the CL's entry into the PIAA for the 2008-09 school year. RIP, sir.
  Coverage by
SFBN next week: Monday, Roxborough at Northeast; Tuesday, SJ Prep at Judge; Wednesday, Washington at Frankford; Thursday, Roman at La Salle.
  Friar Power! In a battle yesterday of area bigwigs with the same nickname, Malvern beat Bonner-Prendie, 7-0. Click here for Mike Higgins' report.

May 1
  Click
here for . . . The McDevitt's Kid's Socks Are Almost as Colorful as This Website's Homepage. (Almost, But Not Quite -- smile.)
  Click
here for . . . Sometimes the Foul Pole Isn't Metal or Wood.
  Lansdale beat McDevitt, 3-1. Ted's report is posted. In a rarity, DN ink to McDevitt sr. RH Tim O'Neill, who spun a one-hitter with eight Ks and went 3-for-3 with two doubles and one run. Pics
here.
  Malvern baseball player Matt McNally is up for Best Teammate '13.
  *The 39th annual City All-Star Football Game will be played Saturday, May 18, 7 p.m., at Northeast HS. We hope to have rosters soon.*
  Click here for . . . Ten Years Ago Today. It's a Tribute Page for a baseball game for the ages.
  Next stop for SCH Academy gridders: Bobby Keyes to Franklin & Marshall; Mike Hayes and Jamil Poole to Moravian.
 
SFBN will now cover today's SJ Prep at La Salle game.

April 30
  Have you seen one of ESPN's Top 10 Plays for April?
La Salle's Stefan Bergman is the maaaaaaan! Click here.  
  (Playing off
a pic from April 12): Click here for . . . If Anyone Is Going to Fall Asleep in the Dugout, It's a Guy With This Letter (Three Times) in His Surname.
  Click
here for . . . Some Days at Malvern Are Flat-Out Exhausting.
  Malvern beat Penn Charter, 5-1. Ted's report is posted. DN ink to jr. RH Gardner "Mayor" Nutter. Pics
here.
  Washington came from behind to beat GAMP, 6-4, as Jake Wright crunched three triples. Randy's report is posted.
  Kenny Devenney, first team All-City outfielder for Penn Charter in '00 and '01, will be Roxborough's next baseball coach. Best wishes to Bob Stowman, who'll soon be heading into retirement.
  Lincoln's Adonis Rosario will play college hoops at Bryn Athyn.
  A reminder: Only seniors are eligible for Best Teammate '13. Thanks.

April 29
  Click here for Ted's story on La Salle sr. 1B Chris Melillo, who'd love to win another state title before heading to Notre Dame. 
  Click here for Nick Mandarano's report on Lansdale Catholic's recent Senior Night win and his great descriptions of all the senior players.
  Click here for Randy Seidman's latest Hometown Philly weekly college baseball awards . . . and more.
  Click
here for . . . If Anyone Should Head La Salle's Stat Crew . . .
  Click
here for . . . Baseball is a Thinking Man's Game. Don't You En-Tire-ly Agree?
  Click
here for indoor batting practice pics from La Salle (riveting stuff; some will appear next week in Sports Illustrated -- smile).
  Click here to see the latest edition of The Emissary (West Catholic's alumni publication) and Ed Kerr's detailed story on the school's great basketball run from 1949-59.
  Ryan's Kevin Mack is now in the
college baseball set.
  Whistletopps' latest offerings are over there >>>>>
  Next stop for Judge hoopsters: Sean Hanna and Brandon McGuire to Moravian; Jeff Seigafuse to Bryn Athyn (first team next winter).
  Click
here for Ted's NFL draft story on Our Guys.

April 28
  Click
here for pics from a signing ceremony (not a mainstream sport) involving Roman's Thomas Gallagher and SJ Prep's Hugh McAllister.
  Click here for more Frank Thoughts from former DN sports writer & desk man Frank Bertucci.
  Click here for Before They Hit Infield-Outfield . . . on Prep Charter assistant Foster McKoskey (GAMP).
 
SFBN will cover GAMP-Wash on Monday and Ryan-Judge on Wed.
  Baseball standings are now updated with remaining games.
  Congrats to Georgetown LB Robert McCabe (Malvern), who has signed a free agent deal with Miami. And to Rhode Island TE Joe Migliarese (La Salle), who has been invited to Baltimore's mini-camp.
 
April 27
  Please visit www.phillydailynews.com. Today's promo code: C86C.
 
***Click here for . . . Before They Got Caught in the NFL Draft. Ted's stories about Sharrif Floyd, Ryan Nassib and Earl Watford; written during their high school careers.***
  **Congrats to Florida State OLB Nick Moody (Roman), who was picked at No. 180 (sixth round) by San Francisco.**
 
Click here if you'd like to sign a petition asking Philly's pro teams to help save Public League sports. It was created by Chris Lehmann, the principal of Science Leadership.
  **Congrats to James Madison G Earl Watford (Gratz), who was picked at No. 116 (fourth round) by Arizona.**
  **Congrats to Syracuse QB Ryan Nassib (Malvern), who was picked at No. 110 (fourth round) by the NY Giants.**
  Baseball standings are updated through yesterday.

April 26
  Please visit www.phillydailynews.com. Today's promo code: B91O.
 
Click here to see why Chestnut Hill's Dom Raia (GAMP) was named the Division II
National Pitcher of the Week.
 
La Salle's Luke Persichetti competed in the Penn Relays shot put. He will receive DN ink. A few pics
here.

April 25
  Please visit www.phillydailynews.com. Today's promo code: F73W.
 
**Congrats to Florida DL Sharrif Floyd (Washington), who was picked at No. 23 by Minnesota. He's now here.** 
 
Click
here for . . . Doin' the Dirty Work, Part II.
 
Click
here for . . . Woodn't Your School Like to Have Seven Baseball Commits?
 
Click
here for . . . This Uniform Number Is Off the Charts, and There's a Great Reason!!
 
Washington overcame a 4-0 deficit to beat Prep Charter, 6-4. Ted's report is posted. DN ink to sr. 2B-RH Jake Wright. Pics
here.
 
*Click here for two interesting baseball Tedbits (under today's date).* 

April 24
  Please visit www.phillydailynews.com. Today's promo code: H66A.
 
Click
here for Malvern's team pic, as offered by Jim Gentile. Thanks!
 
Congrats to Haverford School coach Bob Castell, who notched his 300th career win in the Fords' 7-1 non-league win over Upper Darby.
 
Click
here for . . . Sometimes Father's Day Comes Early.
 
Audenried sr. G Qaadir Nock will play college hoops at Wilmington.
 
Click
here for . . . Some Schools Have Trouble Finding One Manager. Carroll Has a Whole Crew, and the Gals Are Easy on the Eyes.
 
Carroll beat N-G, 5-4, on the strength of a five-run fourth. Ted's report is posted. DN ink to sr. 1B Evan Harvey (plus a sliver to sr. RH Eric McGough). Pics
here.
 
Click
here for a pic of Haverford School CB Hannibal Mathis, who recently committed to play football at Valparaiso.
 
Modern mystery: Why has one of O'Hara's main colors switched from red to maroon? (At least on the baseball uniforms. See
here.)
 
Baseball standings are updated through yesterday.
 
For those who've been asking . . . Current PIAA pitching restrictions.

April 23
  Please visit www.phillydailynews.com. Promo code is again: P77D.
  Click
here for: I Went to a Baseball Game and a Carnival Broke Out.
  SJ Prep topped O'Hara, 3-0, in a game that featured just one hit until one man was out in the visiting sixth. Ted's report is posted. DN ink to sr. RH Tom Mullin. Pics
here.

April 22
  Please visit www.phillydailynews.com. Today's promo code: P77D.
 
Click here for Randy Seidman's latest Hometown Philly weekly college baseball awards . . . and more.
 
***The following Cath/Int baseball rosters are still needed: McDevitt,
Ryan, SCH Academy. (Plus many Pub schools.)***
 
Masterman G Gary Bryant will play college hoops at Guilford.
  Boys' Latin beat Furness, 5-3, in a nice duel between jr. RH Antonio Harris and sr. RH Augustin Gil. Ted's report is posted. DN ink to Harris. Pics
here.
  Bonner-Prendie 11, Conwell-Egan 0: Huck's report is posted. 
  Site change today: FLC at Germantown.
  Whistletopps' latest offerings are over there >>>>>.
  Former Gratz G Devon Walker, now at Globe Tech JC in NYC, will next play college hoops at Maryland-Eastern Shore.

April 21
 
Vaux' Rysheed Jordan and Imhotep's Brandon Austin will play for the U.S. All-Stars vs. the Capital Stars (D.C. area) in the 40th annual Capital Classic on Sunday, 4 p.m., at T.C. Williams High in Alexandria, Va. Vaux coach Jamie Ross will guide the U.S. squad.
  The 2013 Catholic League baseball champ will be decided in a double-elimination tournament. Click here for the brackets. Note: Complete info is not yet available. Thanks to coaches Joe Parisi (La Salle) and Jim DiGuiseppe Jr. (Wood) for their help.
  Click here for Before They Hit Infield-Outfield . . . on Central assistant Jim Benek.
  Click here for Nick Mandarano's report on Lansdale's 7-4 win over Roman (played yesterday). Make sure to read the part in yellow at the end of the report. Nick at his best!
  Bonner-Prendie 11, SJ Prep 7: Huck's report is posted.
  N-G point guard Hanif Sutton will play college hoops at Ursinus.

April 20
  Click here for a large-version pic of Episcopal's winning run yesterday vs. Penn Charter. Scoring it is No. 4, Anthony Perretti.
  **Click here for an interesting baseball Tedbit (under today's date).** 
  Comm Tech T Herron McBride will play college football at Bloomsburg as a preferred walk-on. Teammate Tylik "Bam" Guilford is headed for Shippensburg.
 
SFBN will cover Carroll at N-G on Monday.
  Washington baseball player Corey Sharp is our newest Best Teammate '13 nominee. Click here.
  Click here for Joe Santoliquito's pre-draft profile on Washington megastar DL Sharrif Floyd (Florida).
  What are the chances? Wednesday's four Pub A games were decided by five total runs. Friday's were decided by FIFTY-SEVEN!!!
  Baseball standings are updated through yesterday.

 

April 19
  Click
here for . . . Carly Rae Jepsen Would Love This Hat.
  Episcopal used a five-run home seventh to stun Penn Charter, 8-7. Ted's report is posted. DN ink to sr. RH reliever Bennett Smith. Pics
here.   
  Carroll QB Sal Bello will play college football at Ursinus.
  **Click here for an interesting baseball Tedbit (under today's date).**

April 18
  Click here for . . . Some Ballpark Seats Are Bigger Than Others.
  Bonner-Prendie outlasted Wood, 12-9. Ted's report is posted. DN ink to sr. RH Pat Vanderslice. Pics
here.
  Esperanza G Stanley Whittaker and Comm Tech F Terrence Brown
will play college hoops at Frank Phillips JC, in Texas.
  Click
here for . . . Some Coaches Never Stop Showing Their Love.
  Boys' Latin G Yahmir Greenlee will play college hoops at D-II Nyack College (NY).
  Science Leadership basketball player Andrew Chalfen is our newest Best Teammate '13 nominee. Click here.
  Baseball standings are updated through yesterday.
  Phila. Elec. G Hakeem Baxter has signed with Md.-Eastern Shore. Click here for Ted's short story.

April 17
  Click
here for . . . Some Leftfielders Have Four Legs.
  Click
here for . . . To Get Pics of Righthanded Batters at 7th & Packer, You Have to Take Advantage of a Small Hole in the Netting.
  Central beat Prep Charter, 11-9, in 56 hours (slight exaggeration - smile). Ted's report is posted. DN ink to sr. 2B-CF Kyle "Nuke" Newcomb. Pics
here.
  Yo, we need more baseball rosters!! (smile) silaryt@phillynews.com.
  What are the chances? . . . Haver. School-SCH Academy was suspended yesterday afternoon. So was Phillies-Reds last night.
  Click
here for some pics of Penn Charter's baseball players, as provided by staff member John Burkhart. Thanks, John!
  Palumbo sr. F Jameal Tucker will play college hoops at Bloomsburg.

April 16
  I-3 won its fifth consecutive Donofrio title by topping Team Philly, 123-116. Recap, tourney honors and boxscore are here. Click here for Joe Santoliquito's story.  
  Click here for Randy Seidman's latest Hometown Philly weekly college baseball awards . . . and more.
  Andrew D'Addona, a former La Salle High athlete (football/lacrosse, class of '09) and now a Temple senior, will box in a Philadelphia Golden Gloves championship bout Friday, 7 p.m., at Front Street Gym, 2076 E. Clearfield Street, 19134.
  Very cool, part I!!: La Salle's Tyreek Duren (N-G) earned first team All-Big 5 honors. (Click here for all-time list of city All-Big 5 guys).
  Very cool, part II!!: Temple's Jimmy Kerrigan (N-G) and La Salle's Joe Ravert (Malvern) are the A-10 Baseball Co-Rookies of the Week.
  O'Hara jr. Rec. Thaddius Smith has committed to Boston College. Click here for Ted's story.

April 15
  Frankford 7, Washington 3: Ted's report is posted. DN ink to sr. C-P Eduardo "Cheese" Sanchez. Pics
here.
  Baseball historian John Shiffert puts the Greinke-Quentin brawl in the you-know-what context. 
  Click here for a blurb on Team Stars & Stripes' crush job in Italy.

April 14
  West Catholic WR Ron Womack will play college FB at Millersville.
  In Shippensburg's spring football game, frosh RB Sharif Smith (Furness) scored a TD. From the school's press release:
" . . . eluded three tacklers while taking a 24-yard swing pass to the house." Niiiiice.

April 13
  Click here for Before They Hit Infield-Outfield . . . on Gtn. Academy assistant Matt Zielinski (La Salle).
 
SFBN will cover Ryan at La Salle 4/15 and Wood at B-P 4/18.
   Whistletopps' latest offerings are over there >>>>>.

April 12
  Click here for . . . If Anyone Is Going to Fall Asleep in the Dugout, It's a Guy With These Initials.
  Gtn. Academy edged Haverford School, 8-7, in an Inter-Ac classic. Ted's report is posted. DN ink to jr. CF Zeke Z Zabinski. Pics
here.
  As you might have heard, '74 La Salle High grad Joe Mihalich is now the basketball coach at Hofstra (after a long stint at Niagara). Click here for some info from La Salle's website, with links to other stuff.
  Click here for the updated Baseball Standings.
  Click here for Randy's report on Washington's 4-3 win over Central.
  Phil Gormley is Northeast's new football coach.

April 11
  Randy Seidman will file a report on Washington's win over Central.
  This is the worst spring ever for the reporting of baseball results. Might be time to start covering lacrosse or just worry about offseason football/basketball news. Very frustrating.
  Click
here for . . . We're Thinking This Mound Is Illegal.
  Click
here for Ted's followup story on Rysheed Jordan's commitment, with quotes from 'Sheed and coach Jamie Ross.
  Masterman 7, Franklin Towne 3: Ted's report is posted. DN ink to sr. INF-OF-(P, though not today)/Entrepreneur/3-Sport Stalwart/Star Student Harry Taggart. Pics
here.
  ***Via Twitter, Rysheed Jordan has just announced his decision to attend St. John's.***
  Ed Morrone, ex-website stalwart now at the Northeast Times, penned
a profile piece on Judge's new football coach, Mike McKay. Click here.
And click here for his story on a budding baseball star at Frankford, Tim DiGiorgio, whose name should be familiar due to his QBing exploits. 
  Washington QB Dave Gavrilov will play college FB at Albright.
  Vaux hoops star Rysheed Jordan is expected to tweet his college decision this morning. Click here for Ted's setup story.

 

April 10
  **So, have you ever seen a Colt 45 on a baseball field?! You could have seen one today at Wood!! Click
here.**
  (Busy night. Please be patient. Thanks.)
  Wood beat N-G, 5-4, on Matt Mandes' two-run walkoff single. Ted's report is posted. DN ink to Mandes, a jr. 2B. Pics
here.
  Click
here for . . . Is It OK If I Just Shoot the Ball Out of the End of My Bat?
  Click
here for . . . Now We've Seen Everything; a Righthander Throwing Over a Left Shoulder.
  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Romeo Capriotti, who passed recently at age 91. Mr. Capriotti was a first-magnitude football star for Frankford (Class of 1942) and the uncle of the school's recent coach, Mike Capriotti. RIP, sir.
  Check out Nick's report on Monday's 5-4 loss for Lansdale vs. Carroll.

April 9
  Lincoln 14, Kensington 4 (6 inn.): Ted's report is posted. DN ink
to sr. LH Dylan Burke. Pics
here.
  Check out Huck's report on yesterday's 12-0 win by B-P vs. McDevitt.
  Masterman G Mike Sturdivant will play college hoops at Immaculata.
  ***Check out stories by Dick Jerardi and John Smallwood on hoops Hall of Famer Dawn Staley (Dobbins).***
  Click here for more Frank Thoughts from former DN sports writer/deskman Frank Bertucci.

April 8
  Mike McKay, a '76 grad and star QB there, is Judge's new FB coach.
  Furness' team photo can be found
here. Thanks to Mike Moffa of www.moffaphoto.com.
  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Shawn White, an All-City QB for Bok in 1988. He passed recently after suffering a seizure. RIP, Shawn.
  Click here for Randy Seidman's latest Hometown Philly weekly college baseball awards . . . and more.
  Whistletopps has it all from the Pub all-star tripleheader>>>>>.
  Click here for the AAAA/AAA/AA/A All-State Basketball Teams, as chosen by sports writers and TV/radio folks, and congrats to MVPs Brandon Austin (Imhotep, AAA) and Rysheed Jordan (Vaux, A).  

April 7
  West Catholic DB Brandon Hollomon, now at Pierce JC in Calif., will next play football at Kansas.
  ***Click
here for pics from the recent sendoff for this year's Global Bowl Italy crew. Seven Int/Cath players and assistant Bill Gallagher. Thanks to team mom Lisa Florio for providing the photos!***
  Baseball historian John Shiffert takes a look at the Pirates' chances of leaving behind two decades of incompetence.
  Click here for Huck's reports on last week's B-P/Carroll games.
  Four Gtn. Academy guys have been added to
The College Set.
  Gtn. Academy OT Cullen Doyle will play college FB at Salve Regina.
 
SFBN will cover Thursday's Central at Washington baseball game. 

 
Click here for the latest effort from Ted Taylor, who's now in his 38th year of writing hobby columns. Congrats!
  Ed Dunn, formerly a Germantown assistant, is King's new FB coach.
  The Master Schedule pages for the Pub and Cath are updated.
  Click here for the updated Baseball League Recaps page.
  Click
here for the updated Donofrio Classic page.
  Click here for the boxes from the recent Pub All-Star Tripleheader.

March 31
 
Note from Ted: I'll be on a Daily News furlough this coming week. I'm also going to take a one-week break from the website. Full activity will resume April 7. Have a great week, everyone!

March 30
 
SJ Prep's Mark Hueber will play college hoops at Immaculata.
  Click here for Jerry Shenk's final state basketball rankings.
  Bonner-Prendergast beat Neumann-Goretti, 5-4, in eight innings, in a controversial finish. Ted's report is posted. Pics
here.

March 29
  Congrats to former King football star Mark Bristol, who spent time on multiple NFL practice squads and is now pursuing a medical career. In July, he will begin a general surgery residency stint at Guthrie/Robert Packer Hospital, in Sayre, PA. Best of luck, Mark! (Click here for Ted's story about Mark's path from Sept. 2010.)
  Click here for Covered in Ink . . . These guys have received DN ink or cyber attention so far this school year (also links to past years).
  Welcome to our newest advertiser, Scott J. Fagan of Lincoln Mortgage
Company. His ad is up this page to the left and his website is here. Thank you, Scott!

March 28
  Click
here for . . . Dones Question the Effort.
  Central product Marcel Quarterman is the new d-backs' coach at Kutztown. Click here.
  Click here for the Daily News' All-City, All-Pub and All-Cath basketball teams and congrats to the Player of the Year, Vaux sr. G Rysheed Jordan.
  (The first-team All-City guys have been added to this list. The first- through third-team All-City guys have been added to these lists.)
  Click here for Randy Seidman's 2013 Hometown Philly College List. Thanks again, Randy, for your exhaustive work on this project!

March 27
  Ryan 9, La Salle 2: Ted's report is posted. Pics
here.
  Lansdale 11, McDevitt 0: Nick's report is posted.
  Click here for a great (yet sad) column, by Sandy Grady, on the last game in La Salle College's special 1968-69 season. FOUR guys from that team played pro ball and the coach was the legendary Tom Gola.
  Click here for Randy Seidman's latest Hometown Philly weekly college baseball awards . . . and more.
  Click here for more Frank Thoughts from former DN sports writer/deskman Frank Bertucci.

March 26
  Click here to see the details on tomorrow night's biggest Markward Club session of the year (Players of the Years, etc.)
  Ted debuted on the '13 Baseball Trail today . . . Judge beat Roman,
8-3. The report is posted. Pics
here.
  Wood DL Tyler Smith will play college football at Lycoming.
  **Click
here for Ted's background piece on La Salle star Tyrone Garland (Bartram) and thanks to coach James Brown and Amauro Austin, director of his ol' AAU program, for their insights.**
  **And click here for Rich Hofmann's column on another stellar 'Splorer, Tyreek Duren (Neumann-Goretti).**

March 25
  *A retirement party for long-time referee Tom McClain will be held this Thursday, 6 to 11 p.m., at Bridgemen's Hall, 11600 Norcom Road, Phila., Pa., 19154. Cost of $40 per person includes dinner and open bar. Tickets can be purchased at the door. For more info, contact Ernie Gallagher at
ernestgallagher@comcast.net
  The page of photo sets has been updated. Click
here.
  Click here for the list of Overall Scoring Leaders over the last 14 seasons (2000-13).
  Click here for Bill Wasylenko's look at La Salle's football series vs. now-defunct North Catholic. Thanks again, Bill!
  SJ Prep product Kyle Mullen now owns the career strikeout mark at Saint Joseph's University. Click here.

March 23
  **Click here for Vaux' State Champs Tribute Page.**
  **Click here for Imhotep's State Champs Tribute Page.**
  Click here for the Final 1,000-Point Scorers/Contenders (
**includes strongest candidates to reach 1,000 in 2013-14 and Top 25 all-time.**).
  Click here for the Final Overall Scoring Leaders.
  Randy Seidman was in the outdoors as the Pub baseball season opened yesterday! Click here for his report on G-Dub's win over Fkn Towne.

March 22
  In PIAA finals . . .
  AAA: Imhotep beat Carroll, 54-45, as Brandon Austin offered 25 points and solid defense.
Ted's report is posted. SportsWeek ink to Austin. Game pics here. Celebration pics here. Click here for one of the team pics.
  A: Vaux beat Johnsonburg, 83-63, as Rysheed Jordan scored 32 points and shot 14-for-20.
Ted's report is posted. SportsWeek ink to Jordan in overall context. Game pics here. Celebration pics here. Click here for one of the team pics.
  Click here for Ted's story on Carroll jr. G Joe Mostardi, who was preceded there by brother Vince (a member of the Patriots' 2009 state champs) and dad Dan (two-sport stalwart). And click here for an overall blurb on the title games (Main Men in the paper).

March 21
  Click
here for a video about Florida FB stud Sharrif Floyd (G-Dub).
  Click here for two Before They Drew X's and O's stories on West Catholic's new hoops coach, Jasmine Williams ('97). And click here for an announcement on West's website.
  ***Click here for the schedule/rosters for the upcoming Donofrio Classic.*** 
  Congrats to SJ Prep sr. G Stephen Vasturia, who has been named Gatorade's Pennsylvania Player of the Year!


March 20

  Four years ago today, Carroll won the CL's first state hoops title. Remember these guys?
  Click here for pics of NFLer Anthony Walters' special day at O'Hara!! Website legend Big Willie was also on hand!!
  Click here for practice pics from Carroll.
  ***Click here for info/rosters on the Public League Coaches' 38th annual all-star event, set for April 2 at Ben Franklin. And click here for a group pic of players/coaches from the recent practice.***
  Tim Kelly is no longer O'Hara's basketball coach.
  Malvern L Dan Riordan will play college FB at Franklin & Marshall.
  Click here for a story about Imhotep's win. And here for Carroll's.
  MC&S' Britton Lee is the newest member of the Pumpkin Head Team.
  Click here for Dick Jerardi's great story on Philly all-timer Tom Gola (La Salle High '51).


March 19

  Click
here for a pic of the Hershey-bound Vaux Cougars!!
  In PIAA semifinals . . .
  A: Vaux beat MC&S, 83-66. Ted's report is posted. DN ink to soph G Sammy Foreman. Pics here.
  AAAA: SJ Prep fell to Chester, 62-53. Stringer Joe Santoliquito did a DN story.
  AAA: Carroll beat Montour, 50-45. And Imhotep beat Donegal, 56-54, so it'll be an all-12 final! 
  Arcadia's Justin Scott (E&S) was named Philly's Small College Basketball Coach of the Year. Click
here
for a pic with Justin and staff.
  Click here for Randy Seidman's latest Hometown Philly weekly college baseball awards . . . and more.
 
La Salle's Mike Piscopo (with a very famous "friend"!) is now in The College Set.
  Click
here for our annual look at the Pub/Cath/Int guys who'll be playing in the NCAA tournament.

March 18
  Demetrius "Meech" Robinson hit leadoff in
The College Set. He has been joined by Dom Raia.
  Click
here for . . . So Many Seagulls, So Few Cars to Poop On.
  Click
here for . . . Patriots Go Bragh.
  Click here for Ted's writeback story on ConHigh jr. G Floyd Preito and here for a semis setup story.

March 17
  Services for Marvin Brown (see 3/16 entry) will be Friday, 3/22, at Greater Bible Way Temple, 1461 N. 52nd Street, Phila. Viewing from 9 to 10 a.m. Service to follow immediately.
  Click here for the updated Overall Scoring Leaders.
  Click
here for . . . Snow Go.
  In case you've never seen this . . . click
here
for a video of the Eagles-Packers NFL title game in 1960.
 
Click here for the matchups/sites/times (bottom of that page) for the semifinal round of the state playoffs.
  Thanks to commish Gene Otto for providing the CL/I-A schedules!
 
Click here for the Inter-Ac League Baseball Master Schedule.
 
Click here for the updated list of 1,000-Point Scorers/Contenders.

March 16
  Click here for the Catholic League Baseball Master Schedule.
  In PIAA quarterfinals . . .
  AA: Constitution fell to Holy Cross, 75-61. Ted's report is posted. Monday DN ink TBA. Pics
here.
  AAAA: SJ Prep won.
  Click
here for . . . Not All Passengers Can Go Inside the Supermarket.
  Click
here for . . . Hey, Let's Play Leap Frog!
  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of friends of former Gratz basketball star Marvin Brown, who died earlier this week. Marvin was a first team All-City player in '74, then split his college career between Temple and North Carolina A&T. RIP, Marvin.

March 15
  In PIAA quarterfinals . . .
  A: Vaux beat Church Farm, 68-64. Ted's report is  posted. Pics
here . . . MC&S beat Sankofa, 71-59. Ted's report is posted. Cyber attention to sr. G Britton Lee. Pics here.
  In other games: In AAA, Imhotep and Carroll won. N-G did not.
  Click here for a story on the passing of NYC high school coach Jack Curran, who collected more than 2,500 lifetime wins with basketball/baseball teams. RIP, sir.
  Click here for Ted's feature story on Imhotep sr. WG Deryl Bagwell.

March 14
  Click
here to see how ex-Southern star Jason Sabb ended his college career at Cheyney.
  The PIAA brackets (look above) are now updated.
  Click here for the latest effort from Ted Taylor, who's now in his 38th year of writing hobby columns. Congrats!

  Click
here for practice pics from Imhotep.
  Click here for Labor Classic info/rosters (April 7, at Northeast HS)
.
 
Click here for the matchups/sites/times (bottom of that page) for the AAAA/AA state quarterfinals.
  Click
here for . . . A Battle Cry All Coaches Might Wanna Steal.

March 13
  In PIAA second-round playoffs . . .
  AAAA: SJ Prep beat York William Penn (a k a just "York"), 72-55. Ted's report is posted. DN ink to soph F Chris Clover. Pics
here.
  Other games: King lost in AAAA. ConHigh won in AA. Comm Tech, Sayre and Del-Val lost in AA.
  The PIAA brackets (look above) are now updated.

 
Click here for the matchups/sites/times (bottom of that page) for the AAA/A state quarterfinals.
  Click
here for . . . Soarin'-Three-No. (Soarin'-Three-Yes, actually.)
  Click
here for . . . Is There Anything More Grueling Than Badminton?
  Click
here for . . . King's Allen "Pumpkin" Anderson is Already Looking Forward to Next Halloween.
  Click
here
for . . . Never Know What Nutty Bumper Stickers You'll See on the Back of a Service Company Van.

March 12
  In PIAA second-round playoffs . . .
  AAA: Carroll beat Pope John Paul II, 57-40. Ted's report is posted.
DN ink to soph F Derrick Jones (within a whisker of a triple-double). Pics
here.
  Other games: D-12 went 6-1. N-G and Imhotep won in AAA; Phila. Elec. fell. Vaux, MC&S and Sankofa won in A.
  Click
here for practice pics from King.
  After storming to a 10-0 record in Round One, the Pub is ready to forge ahead in state playoffs. And one of the foes will feature the grandson of an all-time Phillies slugger. Click here. And click
here for a photo set (thanks to Mark "Frog" Carfagno for making this happen!).

March 11
  Southern Miss sr.
Dwayne Davis (Strawberry Mansion) earned first team honors in Conference USA! Click here. Also, Mansion product D.J. Newbill (Penn State) earned HM in the Big Ten. Click here.
 
Click here for Bill Wasylenko's look at La Salle's successful sophomore QBs. Thanks again, Bill!
  Click here for Randy Seidman's latest Hometown Philly weekly college baseball awards . . . and more.
  Tidbit from Ted: Every kid on
Sayre's team should be a good shooter. The gym has FOURTEEN baskets!! (smile)
  Click
here for practice pics from Sayre & Phila. Electrical.
  Click here for info on Wednesday's Markward Club luncheon.
  Check out Ted's writeback stories on
Del-Val soph G-F DaShon Giddings and Comm Tech sr. WG David Johnson
.

March 10
  Click
here for . . . Hey, We Thought He Coached the Baseball Team.
  Norfolk State jr. G Pendarvis Williams (Bodine) has been named the Player of the Year in the MEAC. Niiiiiiiice!
  Click here for a page that celebrates University City's football history.
  The PIAA brackets (look above) are now updated.
  Click here for the updated list of 1,000-Point Scorers/Contenders.

 
***District 12 squads compiled a 13-2 record in first round games, lifting their mark over the last four seasons to 44-13 (.772). And the Pub was perfect at 10-0! Has to be a state (even national? -- smile) record, right? In nine seasons total, D-12 is 70-34 (.673) in first-rounders.***

 
Click here for the matchups/sites/times (bottom of that page) for the second round of the state playoffs.

March 9
  In PIAA first-round playoffs . . .
  AAAA: Roman fell to Norristown, 79-66. Ted's report is posted. Pics
here.
  AA: Del-Val beat Conwell-Egan, 63-59. Ted's report is posted. Monday DN ink TBA. Pics
here.
  Other games: King and SJ Prep won in AAAA. Sayre, Constitution and Comm Tech won in AA. (D-12's first-round record: 13-2!)
  Click
here for . . . A Dunkin' We Will Go (one of Anthony Wright-Downing's three wolf-downs).
  Click here for a SportsWeek story on NBA twins Marcus and Markieff Morris (Prep Charter), who are together again in Phoenix.
  David Hand is Prep Charter's new football coach.
  ****Click
here
for video of an all-time basketball play (not the right play, unfortunately). And here for a column about it.****

March 8
  In PIAA first-round playoffs . . .
  AAA: Phila. Elec. beat Palmyra, 48-44. Ted's report is posted. Pics
here.
  A: Sankofa beat Lebanon Catholic, 54-41. Ted's report is posted. Cyber attention to sr. G Dache' Talbert. Pics
here.
  Other games: A 7-0 sweep for D-12! N-G, Imhotep and Carroll won in AAA. Vaux and MC&S won in A.
  Click
here for pics of Boys' Latin's recent football commits.
  Click here for a page that celebrates Comm Tech's football history.
  West Catholic has scrapped plans to field a varsity baseball team this season. There will be a JV squad.
  Click here for a page that celebrates Bok's football history.
  Click here for a page that celebrates Germantown's football history.
  Click here for a short story that sets up the state playoffs' first round.

March 7
  Click here for Covered in Ink . . . These guys have received DN ink or cyber attention so far this school year (also links to past years).
  Three of Our Guys have been named to the PSAC's East/West all-star basketball squads. Congrats to Judge's Reggie Charles, Southern's Jason Sabb and N-G's Wali Hepburn
! Click here for the teams.
  Click here for Randy Seidman's latest Hometown Philly weekly college baseball awards . . . and more.
  Click here for Ted's feature story on
Carroll sr. PG Yosef Yacob.

March 6
  Click
here to see how a court-storming SHOULD happen.
  McDevitt DB Tymere Wilder, also a basketball starter, will play college football at Millersville.
  Click
here for: If Carroll's Boys' Squad Needs Another Rotation Member . . . (smile).
  Click
here for practice pics from Carroll (girls, then boys).
  Click here for Ted's feature story on ConHigh soph WG Akeem King.
  Another BT '13 nominee! Josh LaMarra, of Bonner-Prendie rugby.

March 5
 
Click here for the Daily News' All-City Baseball Returnees.
  Click
here for . . . Sometimes the Best Action Involves the Managers.
  Click
here for . . . Some Practice Turnovers Can Be Painful.
  Another BT '13 nominee! Episcopal hoopster Matt Angelos.
  Click
here for practice pics from SJ Prep and Constitution.
  Another Best Teammate '13 nominee! MC&S hoopster Jeffon Powell.
  Click here for "Only in the Pub" . . . Tennessee version.
  Click
here for info on tomorrow night's Markward Club dinner. ***Note: Dinner has been postponed to 3/20!!***

March 4
  Click
here for a weird pic from Sankofa's practice.
  Another Best Teammate '13 nominee! N-G hoopster Hanif Sutton. 
  Another Best Teammate '13 nominee! Palumbo hoopster Calvin Francis.
  We've added some files to Baseball '13. Thanks to Dave Connolly and Gene Otto for their help!
  Another Best Teammate '13 nominee! SJ Prep hoopster Mark Hueber.
  Click
here for practice pics from MC&S and Sankofa.
  ***We have our first Best Teammate '13 nominee! Ryan hoopster Gage Galeone.***
  Click
here for a pic of brothers Terrence Brown (CT) and Jordan Burney (C-E), whose teams met Saturday for the Class AA City Title.
  The City Title boxscores are in today's Daily News (page 55).

March 3
  Click
here for Ted's writeback story on Comm Tech's Terrence Brown AND Conwell-Egan's Jordan Burney
, whose teams met on Saturday.
 
The nomination box is open!! We're looking for Best Teammate '13, the coolest senior athlete in the Public/Catholic/Inter-Ac leagues. Please send your nominations to silaryt@phillynews.com. Thanks!
 
Click here to be amazed by the final seconds of a playoff game.
  The PIAA brackets (look above) are now updated.
  Click here for the matchups/sites/times (bottom of that page) for next weekend's first round of the state playoffs.


March 2

  Click
here for video of the great speech made last night by Wood sr. L Fran Walsh, the Maxwell Club's High School Player of the Year (starts at 3:30 into video).
  Look to the right to see which recent games were covered by Greg Harris and his Whistletopps crew >>>>>

  In a City Title . . .
  AA: Comm Tech beat Conwell-Egan, 70-60.
Ted's report is posted. Monday DN ink TBA. Pics
here (set starts with some pics from the N-G/Imhotep girls' game).
 
Former McDevitt FB star Lamar McPherson is becoming quite the film whiz. Click here for Dana DiFilippo's SportsWeek story.
  Click
here for . . . Cotton Earrings Are All the Rage.
  Click
here for a playful pic of AAA City Title -- cough, cough -- "MVP" John "Sticky Fingers" Mastrando. 
  Click here for the updated Overall Scoring Leaders.
  Click here for the updated list of 1,000-Point Scorers/Contenders.
  Gtn. Academy sr. Greg Dotson is a semifinalist in a national dunk contest. You can vote for him here and see his uncorkings here.
  Seven Heaven . . . Click here for a pic of N-G's
rotation members.

March 1
  In City Titles . . .
 
AAA (and overall): Neumann-Goretti topped Imhotep, 52-51. Ted's report is posted. Cyber attention to jr. G Ja'Quan Newton and jr. F-C Tony Toplyn. Game pics here. Celebration pics here. Philly.com pics here.
  AAAA: Roman bested King, 69-53.
Ted's report is posted. Dan Hoban's to come. Pics here.
 
Look to the right to see which recent games were covered by Greg Harris and his Whistletopps crew >>>>> 
  Rysheed Jordan IS the Pub coaches' MVP (overall voting is complete.)
  Click
here for . . . Never Know What You Might See Right Outside Comm Tech's Practice.
  Science Leadership's team photo can now be found
here. Thanks to Andrew "Captain Chalf" Chalfen for making it happen.
  MC&S' Kwahmere Gredic is now in
the college set

  The Coaches' All-Public Team is in today's Daily News (page 55).
  Click here for a story by Ted that sets up City Title Weekend.

Feb. 28
  Click
here for . . . When It Comes to Stats, He Floors the Competition.
  District 12 Game to Determine Seeding . . .
  AAAA: SJ Prep beat Bartram, 70-42. Ted's report is posted. DN ink to sr. PG P.J. Kelly. Pics
here.
  Click
here for practice pics from Comm Tech.
  Seven Int/Cath FB players will be playing in Italy. Click here.
  Click
here for a memorable video. (No hints. WELL worth your time.)
  Click
here for . . . "Erning" His Keep. (Carroll's Ernest Aflakpui
took four charges in last night's loss to Phila. Elec.)
 
Click here for Bill Wasylenko's look at La Salle's 1998 football champions . . . the CL's last overall kingpin. Thanks again, Bill!

Feb. 27
  District 12 Game to Determine Seeding . . .
  AAA: Phila. Elec. beat Carroll, 48-46. Ted's report is posted. DN ink to sr. G Austin Hawkins. Pics
here (set starts with some from the Bonner-Prendie/Freire girls' game).
  Ticket info for the CT doubleheader Friday night at Saint Joseph's University: Each participating school has been provided 500 tickets for pre-sale. Unsold tickets will be returned to SJU Friday afternoon. All tickets are $10. No will-calls.
  The Khandyman checks in with Haverford School's Levan "Shawn" Alston
, the Inter-Ac's co-MVP and only a sophomore.

Feb. 26
  Click here for another Wild/Wacky Story . . . about Overbrook's OT win over Roman for the 1980 City Title. (N-G/Imhotep will be the first full-fledged CT since then.)
 
Click here for the latest effort from Ted Taylor, who's now in his 38th years of writing hobby columns. Congrats!

  Click here for Randy Seidman's latest Hometown Philly weekly college baseball awards . . . and more.
 
Upcoming telecasts on SFBN: Friday, the AAAA and AAA City Titles.
  Click here for practice pics from Conwell-Egan (gym is newly lit!!).
  Click
here for a pic of Ja'Quan Newton's banked trey to end the first half & here for a pic of his second half flush job.
  Today's final edition of the Daily News has complete CL finals coverage, with full boxscores & photos. Should be at stores/newsstands.
  Click here for the 2013 Carpenter Cup Classic brackets/schedule.
  Scratch the Pub MVP choice: After further discussion, the league's five-member executive committee has decided to involve all coaches in the selection process. A winner will be announced at a later date.
  Malvern QB Billy "Moose" Ford will play college FB at West Chester.
  In a special meeting Monday night, Vaux sr. G Rysheed Jordan was unanimously named the Pub's most valuable player.
  Click
here
for a large group pic of the happy Saints.

Feb. 25
  In the Cath boys' final . . .
  Ja'Quan Newton scored 27 points and played strong defense as N-G beat SJ Prep, 60-42, to claim its fifth consecutive title.
Ted's report
is posted. DN ink to Newton. Ed Barkowitz handled the story for the first edition. Game pics here. Celebration pics here.
  In the Cath girls' final . . .
  O'Hara beat Wood, 31-25, and took just four shots from the floor in the second half (none in fourth quarter).
DN ink by stringer Joe Santoliquito. Pics here.

  ***To all who are wondering . . . If any organization is streaming/televising tonight's Cath final, they haven't let us know.***
  The first team All-Pub honorees can now be found on this master list, which goes back to 1941. And click here for the updated list of multi-year first-teamers.
  **Click here for the Coaches' All-Pub Teams and congrats to MVPs Rysheed Jordan,
Jahyde Gardiner, Fa'Teem Glenn, Jamie Betancourt and Tobias Stokes.**
 
Baseball historian John Shiffert finds a century-plus tie to baseball in the Oscar Pistorius situation.
  Two winners in the Fenerty family. Dad Jim led Gtn. Academy to Inter-Ac and Indy Tourney crowns. Son Jimmy, a senior G, and Dickinson are headed to the D-III tournament after winning the Centennial title.  
  MC&S' Chris Stokes & Quentin Davis are now in
the college set
.
  Click here for new thoughts from Speedy Morris on Roman's gym.
  ***Click here for Ted's X-ray on tonight's Cath final.***
 
Look to the right to see which recent games were covered by Greg Harris and his Whistletopps crew >>>>> 

Feb. 24
  **Click
here for a large pic of Imhotep's hoops/overall family.**
  **Click
here
for a large pic of Abraham Massaley's winning shot.**
  In the Pub boys' final . . .
  Imhotep edged Vaux, 67-66, on Abraham Massaley's drive with 0:12 left, thus capturing its fourth title in five years. Vaux' Rysheed Jordan poured in 45 points, going 21-for-23 at the line.
Ted's report
is posted. DN ink to several in overall context. Game pics here. Celebration pics here.
  In the Pub girls' final . . .
  Prep Charter bested Central, 56-37, for its third consecutive crown.
DN ink by intern Kimberly Slaven. Pics here.

Feb. 23
  Click here to see which Philly guys earned postseason honors in the D-III MAC Commonwealth Conference . . .And congrats to E&S product Justin Scott (Arcadia), the Coach of the Year! (In his first season!)
  Click
here for . . . The Few, The Proud, The Sabers (Sayre had just six players in uniform today. The starters went the distance).
  District 12 Games to Determine Seedings . . .
  A: Sankofa 60, Mansion 47: Ted's report is posted. Pics
here. (Sankofa gets 3rd; Mansion is eliminated.)
  AA: Sayre 41, Del-Val 40: Ted's report is posted. Pics
here.
(Sayre gets 4th; D-V gets 5th.)

Feb. 22

  ***Click here for Ted's X-ray on Sunday's Pub final.***
  Two
Gratz FB players have made college commitments: QB/WR Davone Cornish to Bloomsburg; OL Scott Ervin to Kutztown.
  **Click here for Ted's special research on CL semifinals.**
  Ryan Goessler is West Catholic's new baseball coach.
  Look to the right to see which recent games were covered by Greg Harris and his Whistletopps crew >>>>>
  Click here for the updated list of 1,000-Point Scorers/Contenders.
  Click
here for a page that includes a pic of La Salle's 14 D-I lacrosse signees/commits.
  Gtn LB Tyron Blackwell will play college football at East Stroudsburg.
  B-P lineman Devin Young will play college football at Wesley.
  You know you want to see the video!! Troy Harper's
unconscious put-back slam
for N-G vs. Carroll at the Palestra Wednesday night.

Feb. 21
 
N-G jr. 1B Josh Ockimey has committed to play his college baseball at the University of Arkansas.
  Coach Speedy Morris is NOT happy his SJ Prep team is not assured of representing the CL in the game for the AAAA City Title. Click here.
  In Public League semis . . .
  Vaux 71, King 68 (OT): Ted's report is posted. DN ink to jr. G Karon Snead. Pics
here.
  Imhotep 66, Comm Tech 40: Ted's report is posted. DN ink to sr. G-F Brandon Austin. Pics
here.
  Tommy Coyle has left Judge to become Penn Charter's new FB coach.
  ***Word from CL hoops moderator Joe Sette: Roman will play King in the 4A City Title game UNLESS SJ Prep beats N-G in Monday's CL final. (There's a complicated points formula. SJ Prep is ahead on TOTAL power points right now, but a loss to N-G would place its AVERAGE number of power points below Roman's.)*** 
  Former West Catholic LB Tristin Freeman ('12)
, now at Valley Forge MA, is headed to Temple as a preferred walk-on.
 
Upcoming telecasts on SFBN: Thurs., Pub semis (IC-CT & RV/MLK); Sun., Pub final. 
 
Click here for the updated master schedule for classification City Title and seeding games (bottom of that page). Number of District 12 teams to play in state tourney: 3 in AAAA; 4 in AAA, 5 in AA, 3 in A.

Feb. 20
  In Catholic League semis . . .
  N-G 57, Carroll 34: Ted's report is posted. DN ink to sub jr. G Troy Harper. Pics
here.
  SJ Prep 57, Roman 50: Ted's report is posted. As is John Knebels' DN ink to jr. G-F Kyle Thompson. Pics
here.
  Click here for a story that sets up the Cath/Pub semis.
  One of MC&S' stars has been banished from the Pub. Click here.

Feb. 19
  Fkd QB Tim DiGiorgio is headed to Temple as a preferred walk-on.
  Click
here for practice pics from Neumann-Goretti.
  Click here for info on tomorrow' Markward Club dinner.
  Click here for Ted's feature story on King sr. G-F Raquan Brown-Johnson, who will enjoy the Pub AND Cath semis.

Feb. 18
  Baseball historian John Shiffert examines the Rays.
  ***To put you in the mood for Wednesday's Cath semis, click here for a story from 2006.***
  Click here for Randy Seidman's first Hometown Philly weekly college baseball awards of 2013 . . . and more.
 
For the fourth time total, and second week in a row, Boston U.'s Maurice "Doo-Wop" Watson (Boys' Latin) is the America East Rookie of the Week. Click here.
  For the second time this season, Shippensburg's Reggie Charles (Judge) is the PSAC East Player of the Week. Click here.
  Click
here for . . . Block Party!
  Click here for our latest Before They Drew X's and O's . . . on King assistant Jason Lawson (Olney '93).
  Click here for the updated list of One-Game School Records.
  Bill Gallagher, Episcopal's former FB coach, will be an assistant for Team Stars & Stripes, which will play Italy's under-19 national team in Milan on 4/13 in "Global Bowl Italy." Rosters TBA next week.
  Full boxscores on all Pub/Cath quarterfinals are in today's Daily News (page 51). Thanks to: Amauro Austin, Frog Carfagno, Huck Palmer, Steve Reid, coaching staffs from Bartram & King, SJ Prep's managers. 
  Check out Ted's writeback stories on
Vaux sr. G Rysheed Jordan and Gtn. Academy sr. G Nick Lindner
.

Feb. 17
  OK, so The Khandyman is not an Inter-Ac basketball coach. Doesn't mean he can't have an opinion! (smile) Click
here.
  Look to the right to see which recent games were covered by Greg Harris and his Whistletopps crew >>>>>
  Click here for the Coaches' All-Inter-Ac Team and congrats to the co-MVPs, GA's Julian Moore and HS' Levan "Shawn" Alston.
  Click here for the updated list of 1,000-Point Scorers/Contenders.
  Congrats to Germantown Academy, which last night topped Kiski for the Pa. Indy Schools Tourney title.

Feb. 16
 
Click here for . . . It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's a Basketball Player.
  **Special note: The Pub semis have been switched to Thursday. Two games at Southern. Imhotep-Comm Tech at 5; Vaux-King at 6:45.**
  In Pub quarterfinals . . .
  A: Vaux beat MC&S, 62-61, as sr. G Rysheed Jordan scored 29 points and hit the second of two free throws with one-tenth of a second remaining.
Ted's report is posted. Pics here. Click here for a pic of Rysheed Jordan's winning free throw. And click here for a pic of the drive on which he was fouled.
  AAA: Imhotep beat Phila. Electrical, 51-43, as jr. F Basil Thompson saved eight of his 10 points for the fourth quarter.
Ted's report is posted. Pics here.
  AAAA: King beat Bartram, 63-46, as sr. WG-SF Raquan Brown-Johnson posted 24 points.
Ted's report is posted. Pics here
.
  AA: Comm Tech beat Constitution, 78-75.
 
Click here for the updated Overall Scoring Leaders.
  Gtn. Academy (over HS) and Kiski (over PC) were the winners in last night's Pa. Indy Tourney semis. Tonight's final: 6:45 at Malvern. 
  Wednesday's Cath semis (Palestra): RC-SJP at 7, AC/N-G at 8:30.
 
N-G L Jose Rodriguez will play football at Cheyney.
  Germantown WR Darnell Baldwin
will play football at Bloomsburg.

Feb. 15
  In Cath quarterfinals . . .
  Roman 55, Wood 44:
Ted's report is posted. Dan Hoban's will be. Pics here. Roman student Jake Flanagan began the night as a lensman (click here) and finished it as a mascot (click here).
  SJ Prep beat La Salle, 74-57, as Miles Overton (26) and Stephen Vasturia (23) led the way.
Ted's report is posted. Cyber attention to Overton, a sr. G-F. Pics here.
  Carroll 69, Ryan 53: Huck's report is posted.
  Other game: N-G beat McDevitt, 85-54. 
  West Catholic L Josh Gibbs will play college football at Marist.
  Former Penn Charter basketball star Aaron Carter, the son of ex-NBAer Fred Carter (Franklin), is now a sports writer for the Centre Daily Times and he covers Penn State. Click here for a wonderful column he wrote about Philly guys such as his dad (who turned 68 yesterday), Earl Monroe (Bartram) and PSU's D.J. Newbill (Mansion)
while working in some of his personal story.
 
Tomorrow's telecasts on SFBN: Bart-King and Imho-Phila. Elec.
 
Frankford football commitments: SS Renz "Rodeo" Compton to East Stroudsburg; WR Denzel Turbeville to Wesley.

Feb. 14
  Wow!
Imhotep product Sam Prescott tonight scored 44 points (10-for-14 on treys!) as Mount St. Mary's knocked off Bryant, 84-70.
  Welcome back to the website crew, Luke Sawick. The '09 McDevitt grad was in attendance last night and couldn't resist writing a report. Click here. Thank you, Luke!
  In a Pa. Indy Tourney quarterfinal . . .
  Penn Charter 44, Malvern 37:
Ted's report is posted. DN ink to jr. CG Sean O'Brien. Pics here.
  Click here for the final Int scoring leaders, and congrats to top-guy Shawn Alston (Haverford School), who's only a soph.

  **Dan Spinelli, Nick Mandarano and guest Bob Long -- website contributors, all -- will break down tomorrow's La Salle-SJ Prep CL quarterfinal tonight, from 7 to 7:30, right here. Take a listen.**
  *Click here for our 36th annual list of basketball prospects.*

Feb. 13
  **McDevitt topped Judge, 56-46, for its second CL playoff win in 50 seasons of membership.
Ted's report is posted. DN ink to jr. F Tyrell Long (22 points). Pics here. Click here for a team pic and here for a BIG version.**
  Wood won the other first-rounder, 38-36, over Lansdale.
  In a Pa. Indy tourney quarterfinal, Haverford School beat Westtown, 65-56. The Khandyman's report is posted.

  Click
here for the brackets for the Pa. Independent Schools Tourney.
  "Bourn" baseball historian John Shiffert is back with a breakdown that includes Shane Victorino. Click here.
  Sign of respect for his "little" contributions: N-G's Hanif Sutton
now owns the "modern" record for lowest scoring average (4.7) for an All-Catholic honoree, breaking 4.9 by Judge's Chris Farrell in 1979. (We have league averages for everybody going back to the 1950 season.)

Feb. 12
  ***Congrats to award winners Stephen Vasturia (MVP), Chris McNesby (coach of year) and Hanif Sutton (top defender)!!!. The full Coaches' All-Cath Team is here.***
  Congrats to La Salle's freshman team, coached by Alex Brown, which has finished unbeaten for a second consecutive season (21-0 both times; streak is up to 47 games).
  Time for another Separated at Birth . . . Comm Tech's Samir Doughty and TWO guys.
  ***We're expecting to post the Coaches' All-Cath Team late tonight.**
  Schedule for Saturday's Pub quarterfinals (also classification finals) . . .
  At Franklin: King vs. Bartram, 1; Imhotep vs. Phila. Elec., 2:45.
  At Southern: ConHigh vs. Comm Tech, 4:15; MC&S vs. Vaux, 6.
  In Pub round-of-16 playoffs (also classification semis) . . .
  AA: Comm Tech crunched Sayre, 88-54, as soph PG Samir Doughty rang up a school record 37 points. Ted's report is posted. DN ink to Doughty. Pics
here.
  AAAA: Bartram edged Frankford, 52-51, on sr. G Khayri Washington's late trey. DN ink to Washington.
  Other winners:
  AAAA: King - AAA: Phila. Elec., Imho - AA: Const. - A: Vaux, MC&S.
  Ryan football commitments: OL Billy Dykan to Bloomsburg; OL Brian Robbins to Kutztown.
  Northeast QB/S Harold Alexander will play football for the JC portion of Valley Forge Military Academy.
  Wood baseball commits: P Scott Boches to D-I Marist; INF Colt Smith to D-III Neumann.
  Shippensburg's Tyhiem "Redz" Perrin (Imhotep) is the PSAC East's Freshman of the Week for the second time this season.
  Boston University's Maurice "Doo-Wop" Watson (Boys' Latin) is the America East Rookie of the Week for the third time this season.
  Click
here for a bit of Lansdale Catholic history. (Large version here.)
  Click
here for . . . He DOES Know Jack About How a Coach Should Dress When He Goes Out to Watch Two Other Teams (smile). 

Feb. 11
  Roman QB Michael Keir will play college football at California (Pa.) 
  Lansdale Catholic beat Conwell-Egan, 50-35, in a pre-playoff to claim the CL's 10th and final postseason berth. Ted's report is posted. As are  reports by Nick Mandarano and Mike DeMarchi. DN ink to sr. C Chris Rudisill. Pics
here.
  Click
here for video of Amar Stukes' 1,000th point and La Salle's "Silent Night" (afternoon version) festivities. Thanks to Rob Johnson.
  The start time for Friday's La Salle-SJ Prep playoff will be 3:30.
  Click here for Dan Hoban's report on yesterday's Roman-Ryan tilt.
  ***Click
here for . . . Order on the Court!! (a page that celebrates La Salle's recent, goofy scoring feat).***
  B-P assistant Jack Glacken was the first to provide a correct answer for the trivia question at the end of Ted's B-P/O'Hara report.
  Roman's Matt Simon will play his college basketball at Immaculata.
  Click here for the final Cath scoring leaders . . . and congrats to La Salle's Amar Stukes, who won the crown while surpassing 1,000.

Feb. 10
  Special note: Lansdale beat C-E, 50-47. Mike DeMarchi's report is  posted. Those two will meet again Monday night at La Salle HS, 7 o'clock, to determine 10th place.
  N-G fell to Chester, 58-41, before a standing-room only crowd (and a national TV audience) at Neumann University. Ted's report is posted. Medium DN story (just to recap). Pics
here.
  B-P 40, O'Hara 39: Ted's report is posted. DN ink to sr. F-C Nick Czibik. Pics
here (lots of JV to start).
  Carroll 65, La Salle 52: Dan Spinelli's report is posted.
  Other afternoon results: Carroll and Roman were winners. **N-G is first seed. Roman is 2nd. Prep is 3rd. Carroll is 4th seed; Ryan is 5th;
La Salle is 6th. Wood is 7th. McDevitt is 8th. Judge is 9th. 10th seed to be determined (LC or C-E)**

 
This week's telecast on SFBN: Sou at King, Tues.

Feb. 9
  **How cool is this?! A La Salle grad earned a Super Bowl ring. To boot, he formerly wrote for this site!! Click
here for a neat pic and here for his basketball reports in '06**
 
Click here for the final Pub scoring leaders (expanded: 10.0 minimum).
  Click
here for . . . Sometimes It's Halloween in February.
  Click here for the updated overall scoring leaders.
  Click here for the updated 1,000-point scorers/contenders.
  Click here for the updated Cath/Int scoring leaders.

Feb. 8
  **Congrats to Gtn. Academy on its 10-0 Inter-Ac season!!**
  Click
here for . . . He Doesn't Know Jack About How a Coach Should Dress on Game Day (smile).
  McDevitt 56, B-P 45: Ted's report is posted. Pics
here.
  Roman 71, O'Hara 39: Ted's report is posted. Cyber attention to O'Hara sr. PG Mike Louden. Pics here.
  Ryan 57, La Salle 56: Dan Spinelli's report is posted.
  Changes: GA at EA, 3:45; AW at N-G, 6; FJ at AC, 6; BM at B-P, 6.
  Click
here for a video of Notre Dame's Signing Day press conference. It's loooong. Roman's William Fuller is mentioned at 9:14; PC's Mike McGlinchey at 15:10.
  The dates/details for Pub/Cath playoffs are now
here
  Click
here for the brackets for the Pa. Independent Schools Tourney.
  Click
here for a pic of La Salle's
football commits.

Feb. 7
  Click
here for a pic of Haverford School's football commits.
  Click
here for an Oldheads/Youngbloods Mansion pic (smile).
  Click
here for a pic of Raekwon Dial's winning basket for Mansion.
  Click
here for Tuesday's Pub playoff schedule (under Feb. 12) and click here for brackets.
  In Pub first-round playoffs . . .
  A: Strawberry Mansion beat New Media, 53-52, on Raekwon Dial's late steal-layup combo. Ted's report is posted. DN ink to Dial, a jr. WG. Pics
here.
  AAAA: Southern beat Washington, 65-55, in a game halted with 23.2 seconds left due to fighting. DN ink to sr. G Wayne Brunson.
  Other winners . . .
  AAAA: King, Frankford, Bartram.
  AAA: Imhotep, Boys' Latin, Phila. Elec., Dobbins.
  AA: Comm Tech, Sayre, ConHigh, Del-Val.
  A: MC&S, Vaux, Sankofa.
  Wood OL George Griffin will play college football at Holy Cross.
  Click
here for a pic of O'Hara's signees.
  Randy Seidman is back with more college baseball info. Click here.
  More football commitments: Lackawanna JC's Andrew Edouard (Overbrook, OL) to Bethune Cookman and Maciej Mazur (Northeast, TE) to Kutztown (received bad info earlier); O'Hara WR Tarron Dunbar and Washington DB Marquis Edwards to Shippensburg.
  Overall records for Pub teams have been added to
the standings page. Please speak up if something is incorrect. silaryt@phillynews.com.
  Your school's team can make money by assisting at the Blue Cross Broad Street Run. Check out the ad above to the left. Thanks!
  Jared Jackson, who plans to become a pediatrician, is one of the jewels in Imhotep's senior class of football players. Click here for Ted's story. And here for a website with a story and photos.

Feb. 6
  Click
here for a pic of ex-West Catholic QB Jaleel Reed, who has signed to play WR at Maine.
  In SJ Prep's game tonight at Wood, Stephen Vasturia became the Hawks' all-time leading scorer and Miles Overton reached 1,000 points.
Thanks to Mike Prince for the heads-up.
  Ex-PET WG Carrington Ward, now at Palm Beach State JC, will next play basketball at North Texas.
  Click
here for a pic of Northeast DB David Pulliam (Eastern Michigan).
  Click
here for a pic of La Salle P Ryan Winslow (Pitt).
  Click
here for a pic of Penn Charter's signees.
  Click here for an update on the James Cottrell situation (transferred from Fels, now at Imhotep) from Imhotep coach Andre Noble.
  Judge's Brandon Spatz (LB) and Vince LoStracco (OL) will play college football at West Chester.
  Click here for intern Kimberly Slaven's story on N-G football star Sharif Custis,
who's bound for UMass.
 
This week's telecasts on SFBN: NE at Fkd, Thurs.; Wood at N-G, Fri.

Feb. 5
  Click
here for Thursday's Pub playoff schedule (under Feb. 7) and click here for brackets.
  **Click
here for a pic of De'Andre Williams' winning trey for NE.**
  In preliminary Pub playoffs . . .
  AAAA: Northeast beat Fels, 59-56, on De'Andre Williams' late trey off a pass from Tony Nayan. Ted's report is posted. DN ink to Nayan, a sr. WG. Pics
here.
  AAAA: Kensington beat Central, 53-50, on Isaiah Hill's three-point play off a pass from Julius VanGuine. DN ink to VanGuine, a sr. PG.
  ***Other winners*** . . . 
  AAAA: Olney, Southern.
  AAA: E&S, Gratz, Franklin LC.
  AA: Masterman, Bodine, Palumbo, Sayre.
  A: Lamberton, GAMP.
  Click here for our latest Before They Drew X's and O's, on Audenried assistant Marvin Stinson (Dobbins '91).
  Some SJ Prep football commitments: DB-P Dan Sherry and DB Pat McCabe to West Chester; DT Paul Johnson to Amherst.
  Haverford School T Sema'j Reed has changed his football commitment from Buffalo to Temple.
  Click
here for a neat video involving Wood product Joe Getz (UMBC).
  The Robeson gals can now be found
here.
  MC&S' Thomas Moore is now in
the college set.
  Bartram
broke the rule regarding game limits. No penalty. Click here.

Feb. 4
 
Wood K Nick Visco will play college football at Temple as a preferred walk-on.
  La Salle 73, Lansdale 41: Ted's report is posted. DN ink to sr. PG Amar Stukes. Pics
here.
  Robeson 84, Lamberton 67: Ted's report is posted. Pics
here.
  La Salle DB Dad Poquie will play college football at Penn State as a preferred walk-on.
  Click here for Dan Hoban's report on Friday's Roman-Wood game.
  Click here for the updated Cath Scoring Leaders.
  Click here for info on this week's Markward Club luncheon.
  La Salle QB Chris Kane will play college football at Kutztown.

Feb. 3
  Look to the right for Whistletopps' recent filming efforts >>>
  Click
here
for . . . How Do You Say Cheesesteak in Spanish?
  With a late, controversial call playing a role, Roman outlasted SJ Prep, 62-58.
Ted's report is posted. DN ink to jr. WG Rashann London. Varsity pics
here. JV pics here. . . . And click here for a large version of the late attempt by SJP's Miles Overton to make a trey and create a tie. Did TreVaughn Wilkerson deflect it?

Feb. 2
  Click here for the updated Overall Scoring Leaders.
  Former Bonner SS Rob Benedict ('08) has signed a pro contract with the New Jersey Jackals of the Can-Am League . . . Just found out via John Coppinger. The Jackals' GM/manager is former Roxborough star Joe Calfapietra. Cool!!
  **The schedule for Tuesday's Pub preliminary playoffs, and the seedings for each classification, can be found here (under Feb. 5).**
  Click here for the updated Inter-Ac Scoring Leaders.
  Click here for the updated list of 1,000-Point Scorers . . . and there's a tie at the top!
  E&S' Asante Prophet is now in
the college set.
  Click here for the latest effort from Ted Taylor, who's now in his 38th years of writing hobby columns. Congrats!

  Click
here for another look at Lansdale Catholic's cheerleaders.
  Click
here for the last shot from Lincoln-Swenson.
  Click
here for . . . A high school pic of AI and Kobe together!!
  Click
here
for . . . Who Needs Human Growth Hormones?

Feb. 1
  **Germantown Academy beat Haverford School, 78-53, to clinch the Inter-Ac title (at 8-0) with two games remaining.
Ted's report
is posted. So is The Khandyman's. Cyber attention to sr. SF Greg Dotson. Pics here (plenty of JV to start).**
  Lincoln 59, Swenson 56: Ted's report is posted. Pics
here.
  Episcopal DB Matt Rushton will play college football at Villanova as a preferred walk-on.
  Click here for info on tonight's La Salle-SJ Prep tripleheader.
  Click here for the updated Pub Scoring Leaders.
  Guard Malik Smith yesterday made his debut for Pub team No. 3 this season. Click here for Ted's story.

Jan. 31
  **The schedule for Tuesday's Pub preliminary playoffs, and the seedings for each classification, can be found here (under Feb. 5).**
  Phila. Elec. 69, Bartram 67: Ted's report is posted. DN ink to sr. WG Hakeem Baxter. Pics
here.
  Southern 51, Franklin LC 48: DN ink to sr. PG Yusef Ross. 
  The Randolph and Constitution gals can now be found
here.

Jan. 30
  Click
here for . . . OK, So We Lost, But I'm Not Gonna Flip Out. Oh, Wait, Yes I Am.
  ConHigh 52, Del-Val 47: Ted's report is posted. DN ink to soph
G-F Ahmad Gilbert. Pics
here.
  Randolph 76, Palmer 60: Ted's report is posted. Pics
here.
  Wood lineman Fran Walsh will play college football at Villanova as a preferred walk-on. More Wood
commits: RB-LB Andrew Guckin to Penn; lineman Chris O'Connor to Robert Morris.
  Welcome to our newest advertiser, Stevenson University, a D-III school in the Baltimore suburbs. Please check out the ad down the right-hand side of this page. Thank you.
  ***You've been asking for it . . . Click
here for a pic of La Salle University's four Philly guys!***
 
Randy Seidman is in the baseball flow! Click here.
  Click here to see Ted's ranking of the city's best guard combos, beginning with the 1975-76 season.

Jan. 29
  The
Audenried gals can now be found
here.
  Boston U.'s Maurice "Doo-Wop" Watson (Boys' Latin) has again been named the America East Rookie of the Week. Click here.
  Ryan lineman Ed Bier will play college football at D-II Indiana (Pa.)
  Audenried 66, Masterman 61: Ted's report is posted. DN ink to sr. WG Qaadir Nock. Pics
here.
  Northeast 57, Lincoln 50: DN ink to sr. PG De'Andre Williams.
  Click here for Bill Wasylenko's look at La Salle's memorable 1944 football season . . . And here for a look at the 2009 state title squad. Amazing work, Bill. Thanks for sharing!
  Wood DE/LB Benji Abercrombie will play college football at Mercyhurst, of the D-II Pa. State Athletic Conference. 
  Click
here for Uniformly Crazy . . . a day in the life of Edison guard Anthony Montgomery.
  Click here for Truly Treymendous!! . . . a tribute to Wood's amazing performance beyond the arc vs. Conwell-Egan.
  Click here for the updated Catholic Scoring Leaders.
  Ryan-Judge drew a turn-away crowd. Click
here and here
for some pics by Fran Costello.

Jan. 28

  ***Click
here for a pic of the four Wood guys who combined to hit those EIGHT first-quarter treys. In a row.***
 
Wood beat Conwell-Egan, 65-53, while nailing its FIRST EIGHT ATTEMPTS from beyond the arc, all in the first quarter. Ted's report is posted. As is Mike DeMarchi's. DN ink to jr. WG Pat Smith, who hit five of those first eight and nailed seven total en route to 30 points. Pics here.
  Mastbaum 65, Edison 53: Ted's report is posted. Pics here.
  Click here for Dan Hoban's report on Friday's Roman/B-P game.
  This week's telecasts on SFBN: PET at Vaux, Tuesday; La Salle at SJ Prep, Friday.
  Note from Ted: It's impossible to see every Pub team. If you have a team pic, please send it to silaryt@phillynews.com. Thanks!
  Look to the right to see which recent contests were filmed by Greg Harris and his Whistletopps crew . . . >>>>

Jan. 27
  Click
here for McDevitt's last gasp against Roman. And here for a LARGE version.
  Four guys have been added to
the college set.
  Click
here for . . . When Did "IS" Become a Legit Uniform Number?
  Roman survived an in-and-out, last-moments trey to beat McDevitt, 61-58. Ted's report is posted. DN ink to soph PF-C Manny Taylor. Pics
here (decent amount from JV game to start).
  In the feature attractions of a showcase event at Franklin . . . MC&S beat King, 80-71, in OT, in a battle of unbeatens. DN ink to King sr. PG Fa'Teem Glenn (yes, in losing effort). Also, Vaux topped Princeton Day (Md.) and its nationally famous star, Aquille Carr, 70-66.
  Click here for Dan Spinelli's report on La Salle's Friday night win over McDevitt.

Jan. 26
 
**Welcome back to Coyne Computer, which is again one of our website advertisers! Please check out the ad below along the left-hand side.**
  All photo sets from the 2012-13 hoops season can now be found
here.
  La Salle LB Trent Simmons will play college football at Bloomsburg.
  Darnell Harris peeped the recent NE-Central OT thriller. Click here.
  Click here for the updated Pub & Inter-Ac Scoring Leaders.
  Click here for the updated Overall Scoring Leaders.
  Click here for the 1,000-Point Scorers (and those in the ballpark).
  Congrats to Joe D'Orazio, former star lineman at SJ Prep and Penn, who has been named an assistant to KC Chiefs coach Andy Reid.

Jan. 25
  Click
here for a LARGE version of PC's "Silent Night" rooters.
  Click
here for the cropped version of Frank Jackson's winning basket for SCH Academy. And here for the large, uncropped version 
  SCH Academy ruined Penn Charter's "Silent Night" festivities, 39-38, as Frank Jackson canned a buzzer-beating layup. Ted's report is posted. Cyber attention to sr. F-C Drew Dowds (and Jackson). Pics
here . . . And pics here of the first half of the Imhotep-Frankford game.
  Haver. Sch. 61, Malvern 58 (OT): The Khandyman's report is posted.
 
Parkway Northwest's Kalill Purnell is now in the college set.
  Click here for our latest Before They Drew X's and O's . . . on Gratz coach (and former star) Andre Griffin.
  You've heard of the TV show "Basketball Wives."
These gals
would like to star in "Basketball Girlfriends."

Jan. 24
  Gratz 64, Southern 61: Ted's report is posted. DN ink to sr. WG Donte' Winfield. Pics
here.
  MC&S beat Vaux, 74-70, in OT. DN ink to sr. WG Shafeek Taylor.
  Click
here for . . Nothing Like Playing Basketball on a "Soccer Field."

Jan. 23
  Carroll (of Pub) 68, Douglas 60: Ted's report is posted. Pics
here.
  L'est we forget, GA sniper James Drury is also a serious skywalker! Remember
this pic from last season?

Jan. 22
  Three Shippensburg players are now in
the college set.
  The Sankofa gals can now be found
here.
  Darnell Harris peeped last Friday's E&S-Central game. Click here.
  Sankofa 66, Washington 51: Ted's report is posted. DN ink to jr. F Anthony Wright-Downing. Pics
here.
  Gtn. Academy 59, Penn Charter 55: DN ink to sr. WG James Drury.
  Click here for info on tomorrow's Markward Club dinner.
  Click here for the updated Catholic Scoring Leaders.
 

Jan. 21
  Info for E&S and Central on Pub TEAM PAGES has been restored.
  Tom Spiteri, star lineman for La Salle, is bound for Colgate as a preferred walk-on.
  Click
here for . . . When the Nose Flows (with SJ Prep's Dan Nedbal).
  Congrats to Shippensburg soph PG Reggie Charles (Judge), the PSAC East Player of the Week. Click here.
  SJ Prep hit its first 21 free throws while topping Ryan, 56-44. Ted's report is posted. DN ink to sr. G-F Stephen Vasturia (14-for-14 at line). Pics
here . . . Click here for pics from the second half of C-E/WC.
  Welcome aboard to Manav Khandelwal! Manav, a sophomore at the Haverford School, is better known as The Khandyman. Click here for his debut report on the recent Vaux-HS game.
  We've welcomed almost a half-million visitors in roughly 3 1/2 months.
Thanks very much!
  Click here for our latest Before They Fathered Star Athletes (on West Philly's Joe Newton, dad of N-G's Ja'Quan).
  Click here for the updated Catholic & Inter-Ac Scoring Leaders. 

Jan. 20
  Look to the right to see which recent contests were filmed by Greg Harris and his Whistletopps crew . . .
  Click
here for . . . Hip, Hip, Hooray! You're in the Way (smile).
  Info for Malvern/PC on the Inter-Ac TEAM PAGE has been restored.
  Click here to see King Day showcase games to be held tomorrow.
  **Click
here for a small photo set that features your favorite Catholic League basketball assistant, Roman's Tom "Puck" McKenna.**
  McDevitt 64, Judge 61: Ted's report is posted. DN ink to sr. PG Kenyatta Long. Pics
here (lots of JV to start).
  La Salle 65, Bonner-Prendie 62 (OT): Dan's report is posted.
  This week's telecasts on SFBN: Vaux at Imhotep, Tues., 3:15; Carroll at SJ Prep, Fri., 3:30.

Jan. 19
 
Click here for Dan Spinelli's report on La Salle's 47-39 Friday night win over Wood.
  **Every basketball season, Ted's wife promises to attend at least one game. She did that today! Click
here for a pic.**
  At Springfield College, in Massachusetts, Neumann-Goretti beat Orlando Christian Prep (Fla.), 63-40. Ted's report is posted. Crappy pics
here. (Watched it on the Internet! Ha, ha.)
  Click
here for . . . It's Not Easy Being Matt "Cauls" McCauley.
  Click here for another Before They Drew X's and O's . . . on Ryan assistant Andrew Rogers.
  Click here for the updated Pub Scoring Leaders.
  Click here for the updated Overall Scoring Leaders.
  Click here for the 1,000-Point Scorers (and those in the ballpark).
  Unreported boxscores from last night: PC-MP - Cent-E&S.
  Pics of Pitt FB commit Jaryd "Burger" Jones-Smith (West Catholic) are
here (solo) and here (with coach Brian Fluck).

Jan. 18
 
Bonner-Prendie beat West Catholic, 55-52, in OT. Ted's report is posted. Cyber attention to sr. SF Christian Summers. Pics
here . . . And click here for pics of the Frankford-West Philly game.
  Roman 79, Conwell-Egan 57: Mike DeMarchi's report is posted.
  **Click
here
for a Fran Walsh photo set.**

Jan. 17
  Click
here for a pic of Palmer's littlest (and cutest) hero!
  Palmer beat Palumbo, 99-96, in three OTs and 2 hours, 19 minutes.
Ted's report is posted.
DN ink to sr. G Amir Davis. AND a sidebar story to referee Vince Trombetta, who worked the game by himself (one month short of his 80th birthday). Pics here. One of "Trom" is here.
  ***Congrats to Wood lineman Fran Walsh, the recipient of the Maxwell Club's 28th annual Jim Henry Award (most deserving player in the Philly area based on football skills, academics, community service).***
 
 
**Time for another Separated at Birth. Notre Dame's mascot is here and the local guy is here.**

Jan. 16
  Are you "reddy" to see a pic of a
SJ Prep legend? Click here.
  Ryan 59, McDevitt 50: Ted's report is posted. DN ink to sr. WG Tyler Reed. Pics
here.
  SJ Prep 62, Lansdale 51: Ted's report is posted. Pics
here.
  Mastery South's info on a Pub D TEAM PAGE has been restored.

Jan. 15
  ***Did you do anything on your bucket list today? Check out what happened at the MC&S-CT game
here and here.***
  Olney beat Central, 37-36, in a game with 71 missed shots and a 4-0 second quarter. Ted's report is posted. DN ink to sr. G Shakeem Stevens, who made the winning basket. Pics
here.
  MC&S beat Comm Tech, 60-58. DN ink to sr. PF-C Quadir Welton.
  West Catholic OL Jaryd "Burger" Jones-Smith will play his college football at Pitt. Ted's story is here.
  A Christian memorial service for Dick Bernhart, former basketball coach at Bonner, will be held
Monday, Jan. 21, 6:30 p.m., in the auditorium at Bonner/Prendergast.
 
Click here for the League Scoring Leaders (CL updated).

Jan. 14
  Del-Val's Mark Thomas is now in the
College Set.  
  Time marches on . . . Mark Hueber is a senior sub for SJ Prep. Click
here to see how he looks now and here to see how he looked six seasons ago, when he began covering North Catholic's games for this site.
  Before a standing-room-only crowd, Neumann-Goretti topped St. Joseph's Prep, 67-43. Ted's report is posted. DN ink to sr. PG Hanif Sutton. Pics
here.
  Click here for the updated League Scoring Leaders (CL now included).

Jan. 13
  Note from Ted: At the end of the Roman-Carroll report, I asked a question. The answer, Tom Ingelsby, was provided by Paul McManus.
  Wednesday's Judge-Wood game has been postponed. No new date.
  Carroll is on Matsonford Rd., in Radnor. Or is it? Click
here and here.
  Roman 62, Carroll 52: Ted's report is posted. DN ink to sr. WG Matt Simon. Pics
here (JV to start; that went OT).
  The following players will represent Pennsylvania vs. Maryland in the 56th annual Big 33 Football Classic, June 15, 7 p.m., at HersheyPark Stadium: OL, George Griffin, Wood; TE, Nick Arcidiacono, Wood; RB, David Williams, Imhotep; K, Ryan Winslow, La Salle; DL, Jaryd Jones-Smith, West Catholic; LB, Matt Galambos, Haverford School; DB, Marquis Edwards, Washington; DB, Najee Goode, Imhotep.

Jan. 12 
  **Last night's Roman-La Salle game was a classic. Check out "dandy" reports from
Roman's Dan Hoban and La Salle's Dan Spinelli.**
  Click here for . . . Before They Drew X's and O's on King coach Sean Colson, who starred at FLC and made the NBA.
  Southern's Shaquille Gaskins is now in the
College Set.
  Click here for the updated League Scoring Leaders (no CL yet).
  Click here for an Internet interview with Malvern product Robert McCabe, a star LB at Georgetown who's now being eyed by the NFL.
  Thanks to coach Rick Sabol, 4 Con.-Egan guys are in the
College Set.

  This week's games on SFBN: Tuesday, MC&S at Comm Tech, 3:15; Wednesday, C-E at La Salle, 7:30.

  Unreported box from last night: BL-Wash.
  Click here for the updated School Scoring Records (one game).
  Click here for the updated Overall Scoring Leaders.
  What are the chances? Yosef Yacob of Carroll (Cath) owns 890 career points. So does Jamier Cross of Carroll (Pub)! Click here for the updated list of 1,000-Point Scorers (and those in the ballpark).
  Click
here
for "Only in the Inter-Ac" . . . involving Penn Charter sr. G Kyle Drayton.

Jan. 11
  Haverford School 54, Penn Charter 49: Ted's report is posted. Cyber attention to jr. G-F Eric Anderson. Pics
here (LOTS of JV to start) . . . And click here for pics from the Bartram-Vaux Pub game.
  Carroll 65, Conwell-Egan 33: Mike DeMarchi's report is posted.
  Click here for the latest effort from Ted Taylor, who's now in his 38th years of writing hobby columns. Congrats!
  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Erv "Stu" Staggs, who passed recently. Stu led Edison to the 1966 City Title and later played in the old ABA. RIP, sir.  
  All Pub TEAM PAGES have been restored/updated. Two schools have
yet to report point totals for a game: Mastery North vs. Mastery South.

Jan. 10
  We have welcomed 400,000-plus visitors in just over three months. Thanks and thanks again!
  The Phila. Academy gals can can now be found
here.
  Click
here for some highlights of Monday's La Salle/N-G streak-ender, courtesy of Rob Johnson, La Salle's director of multimedia technology.
Thanks, Rob!
  GAMP 73, Phila. Academy 68 (OT): Ted's report is posted. DN ink to sr. WG Tobias Stokes. Pics
here (order is a little messed up; had downloading problems).
  Click
here for video of a wicked play involving Washington basketball player Kendale Truitt. What is it? Let's just say it's not a free throw . . .
  Mike Gossner is Conwell-Egan's new baseball coach.

Jan. 9
  It's always football season, right? Click
here for the highlight video of Delaware Valley College QB Aaron Wilmer (Washington).
 
Check out the vertical of Lamberton's Loavel Summerville.
  Thanks to La Salle manager Dan Spinelli and N-G assistant John Mosco, a full boxscore for that game can be found here (bottom of page).
  The Lamberton gals can now be found
here.
  Wood sr. RHP Brian Wojtko will play his college baseball at Lackawanna JC.
  Lamberton 73, Edison 48: Ted's report is posted. DN ink to sr. PF-C Loavel Summerville (all 5-10 1/2, 155 pounds of him -- smile). Pics
here
.
  This week's games on SFBN: Thursday, Phila. Elec. at Prep Charter, 3:15; Friday, Lansdale at McDevitt, 7.

 
Click here for the updated standings.

Jan. 8
  **TEAM PAGE info for the following Pub squads has been removed until missing boxscores are received: Mastery North, Mastery South, Sayre. The list of what's needed is
here.**
  Frankford 58, Boys' Latin 48: Ted's report is posted. DN ink to jr. WG Joseph Ricketts. Pics
here
.
 
Click here for a Tribute Page detailing N-G's 73-game streak.
 
Click here for blog post by website legend "Famous" Amos Leak on Gtn. Academy sr. PG Nick Lindner.
  Click
here for a panoramic view of last night's La Salle/N-G game, courtesy of website visitor Andrew Bowman. Thanks, Andrew!
  Something you'll likely never see occurred in the Lansdale/B-P junior varsity game. Click
here
and prepare to be amazed.

Jan. 7
  ***La Salle topped Neumann-Goretti, 65-62, ending the Saints' CL winning streak, counting playoffs, at 73 games. Amar Stukes (26) and Steve Smith (19, six treys) led the way.
Dan Spinelli's report is posted. Click here for a blurb. And here for a story from the Norristown Times Herald.***
  Lansdale 59, B-P 49: Ted's report is posted. Nick Mandarano's will be, also. DN ink to jr. PG Brian Rafferty. Pics
here (lots of JV). 
  Click here for Dan Hoban's report on yesterday's Roman-Judge game.
  Click
here for info on this week's Markward Club luncheon. 
  Click
here
for a panoramic view of Friday night's La Salle-Judge game, courtesy of website visitor Andrew Bowman. Thanks, Andrew!
  Click here for Ted's writeback story on Episcopal jr. WG Chris McNeal.

Jan. 6
  Click here for the updated standings.
  Ryan 55, Conwell-Egan 38: Ted's report is posted. DN ink to sr. PG Gage Galeone. Pics here (JV to start).
  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Angelo Coia, who passed Wednesday at age 74. He starred for Northeast's '55 Pub champs and played for seven years in the NFL. RIP, sir. 
  Nick Mandarano peeped Friday's Roman-LC game. Click here.
  C-E grad Mike DeMarchi is back in the fold. Check out his report here on Friday's C-E/O'Hara tilt. Thanks for returning, Mike!

Jan. 5
  Click
here for . . . Never Know Where You'll Find Couch Patriotatoes.
  In the Dan Dougherty Inter-Ac League Tripleheader . . .
  Haverford School beat SCH Academy, 53-51. Ted's report is posted. Pics
here (all from this game and the others are uncropped).
  Gtn. Academy beat Penn Charter, 72-49. Ted's report is posted. Pics
here.
  Episcopal beat Malvern, 64-47. Ted's report is posted. Pics
here.
  Click here for the Overall Scoring Leaders.
  Look to the right for Greg Harris' latest Whistletopps efforts >>>

Jan. 4
 
At halftime of tonight's Semper Fi Bowl, via NFL Network, Imhotep sr. RB David Williams announced his commitment to South Carolina.
  La Salle 62, Judge 56: Ted's report is posted. As is Dan Spinelli's. Cyber attention to sr. F-C Ryan Winslow. Pics
here (with lots of JV to start). Pics here of halftime ceremony to honor the memory of 1970 grad/basketball player/Philly firefighter Bob Neary, who died in the line of duty.
  Click
here for pics from an afternoon non-league game (Bartram-King).
  Washington's Donte Williams is now in
the college set.
  Click
here for the updated list of 1,000-Point Scorers/Contenders.
  The time for Monday's N-G at La Salle game has been moved up to 7.
  Florida DL Sharrif Floyd (Washington) is entering the NFL draft. Click here for a blurb.
  Click here for the Public League Scoring Leaders.

 
Click here for a pic of Philly's FB Fab Four in California!! The game in which they'll be playing, the Semper Fi Bowl, will be televised at 9 p.m. on the NFL Network.

Jan. 3
 
N-G 70, Carroll 59: Ted's report is posted. DN ink to soph WG Lamarr "Fresh" Kimble. Pics here (JV to start) . . . Also, click here for pics from an afternoon Pub game (Freire-Esperanza).

Jan. 2
  Kensington 56, Palumbo 48: Ted's report is posted. DN ink to sr. CG Jamie Betancourt. Pics
here.
  This week's games on SFBN: Carroll at N-G, tomorrow at 7; La Salle at Judge, Friday at 7.
  **Click
here for another pic from the Sugar Bowl.**
  Individual point totals for non-league games have been added to the Public E TEAM PAGES.
First here and second here. (Still some holes. silaryt@phillynews.com.) 
  Five Lock Haven guys are now in
the college set. (Thanks to a former website reporter, Judge grad Matt Wyszynski, for providing them!)
  Individual point totals for non-league games have been added to the Public D TEAM PAGES. First here and second here
. (Still some holes. silaryt@phillynews.com.)

Jan. 1
 
Individual point totals for non-league games have been added to the Public C TEAM PAGES. First here and second here. (Still some holes. silaryt@phillynews.com