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To see Aaron "Ace" Carter's recent stories, go to www.philly.com and put his name in the search box.

**Click here for old alerts (8/18/11 to 8/31/15.)**
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(The ones on this page go back to Sept. 1, 2015.)

Aug. 31
  Click here for the official release about Jim Fenerty's upcoming retirement as
Germantown Academy's AD.
  The Week Two Master Schedule now includes three time changes.
  The rosters for
Penn Charter, Malvern and Neumann-Goretti are now on the TEAM PAGES. All 20 are now posted. Thanks!
 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for girls soccer vs. Gwynedd-Mercy (scrimmage) . . . And click here for large team pic.
  All
TEAM PAGES have been updated.
  Last Friday's game between
Wood and Wayne (OH), halted in the second quarter by outrageous weather, has been ruled a tie (at 21-21) by Ohio's state association.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (The results for all CL schools in league debuts)
  Click here for Summer Project 2016:
Joe McEwing, MLB.

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

Aug. 30
  Click here for Jonathan Vander Lugt's Chestnut Hill Local preview on
Penn Charter's football team.
 
Schedule note for football: Germantown Academy will host McDevitt on Friday, September 9, at 4 p.m.
 
This will be Jim Fenerty's 23rd and final school year as Germantown Academy's athletic director. He'll keep coaching the basketball team. Congrats on a great run, Jim! 
  **Click here for a Facebook post about the schedule for Varsity Voice, as presented by SFBN, for the 2016-17 school year.**
  Click here for Huck's City Top 10 (with expanded info).
  Click here for Week One's top performances by rushers, passers and receivers, as compiled by Huck.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (More than half of the Catholic League's coaches are in the same club)
 
Click here for Summer Project 2016: LaMar Campbell, NFL.

  Click here for The Wife's Song of the Day.

Aug. 29
  Rosters for
Germantown Academy and Episcopal are now on the TEAM PAGES. Thanks! Next?
  Thanks to hustlin' Huck, adjustments have been made to
Ryan's TEAM PAGE
  Click
here for: Never Know Where You'll See the Sons of Famous Philly TV Personalities.
 
Click here for: Who Says Linemen Can't Dunk?!
 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for pickup basketball (involving football players), golf vs. La Salle. 
  Our Guys rule!! . . . As Houston beat Arizona this weekend,
Tom Savage (O'Hara, 4-for-11, 75 yards) threw for one TD while Will Fuller (Roman, 3-67) and Jaelen Strong (West Catholic, 2-22) caught one apiece.
  The Week Two Master Schedule is
here.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (Diavante Lloyd joins a special
McDevitt club)
  Click here for Summer Project 2016:
Doug Overton, NBA.

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

Aug. 28
 
Roster still needed for the following CL school . . . Neumann-Goretti.
Please send to
tedtee307@yahoo.com. Thanks!
  Ten
TEAM PAGES have been updated. (Status of Friday game in Ohio involving Wood is still uncertain. Opponent is pushing to have the game ruled a forfeit because Wood opted not to remain in town and finish the game on Saturday. It was tied at 21-21 early in the second quarter.)
  Rosters for
Carroll and Ryan are now on the TEAM PAGES. Thanks! Next?
  Kyle Lowry held a youth clinic yesterday in Germantown. Click here for Mike Jensen's story.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (Judge/Ryan make combo history)
 
Click here for Summer Project 2016: Frank Wycheck, NFL.

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

Aug. 27
 
**Final score for tonight's game is here.**
  Roster still needed for the following CL school . . . Neumann-Goretti.
Please send to
tedtee307@yahoo.com. Thanks!
  Click
here for Cauls' pics of the West Catholic-Pottsgrove game.
  Eight
TEAM PAGES have been updated.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (The strange pattern of first-game results for
Bonner-Prendie's coaches)
  Click here for a story from the Dayton Daily News about last night's Wood game in Ohio, which was halted by wicked weather with the score at 21-21 in the second quarter.
  Click here for Summer Project 2016:
Tim Cooney, MLB.

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

Aug. 26
  Three
TEAM PAGES have been updated.
 
**Final scores for tonight's game are here.**
  Best wishes going forward to former SCH Academy basketball coach Jamie Chadwin, who's now the boss at Radnor.

  Congrats to Steven Anderson Jr., who's now coaching the defensive line at D-III St. Vincent College in Latrobe, PA. Steven was a member of
North Catholic's final team in 2009, then assisted at Neumann-Goretti and Mansfield University (sprint team). He graduated from Temple with a degree in sports management. All the best, Steven!     
 
McDevitt needs a Week Three game. Contact athletic director Pat Manzi at PManzi@mcdevitths.org.
 
Rosters for SCH Academy, Lansdale Catholic and Wood are now on the TEAM PAGES. Thanks! Next?
  Click
here for: Targeting Thomas.
 
Click here for: Need a Touchdown? Nah Problem.
 
Click here for: Never Know Where You'll See the Son of a Daily News Sports Writer.
 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for scrimmages: football vs. Northeast, boys soccer vs. Camden Catholic.

  Let the fun begin!! . . . Best of luck to all players, coaches, trainers, refs, cheerleaders and fans in the 2016 season!!
 
Bonner-Prendie's roster is now on the TEAM PAGE. Thanks! Next?
 
Click here for Summer Project 2016: Brandon Moore, NFL.

  Click here for Huck's Song of the Day.

Aug. 25
 
Rosters for McDevitt, La Salle and Judge are now on the TEAM PAGES. Thanks! Next?
  Rosters still needed for the following CL schools . . . Carroll, Neumann-Goretti, Ryan.  Please send to
tedtee307@yahoo.com. Thanks!
  The championship of the Ralph Brooks summer basketball league will be decided at 5 p.m. on Saturday at 20th & Tasker, in South Philly. Some Team Black guys: Rashid Bey (regular season MVP/scoring leader), Donnie Carr, Charles "Chew" Bostic, Eddie Burns, Larry Strand, Cheese Myers, William Durant. Some Team Orange guys: Fahreed Cheatham, Antoine "Doo Dirty" Brown, Wendell Young.
 
Penn Charter product Mike McGlinchey (OL) is one of Notre Dame's four captains for the 2016 season.
 
SJ Prep product Chris Clark is back on the basketball staff at Temple. Click here.
  West Chester University's football squad continues to mourn the loss of
Ryan grad Sean Boylan. Click here for Mike Kern's story.
 
To clear up any confusion . . . Northeast visits Penn Charter tomorrow at 10 a.m. for a scrimmage, not a game.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (Records in openers for Catholic & Inter-Ac teams in this century)
  Click here for Summer Project 2016:
Wayne Ellington, NBA. 

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

Aug. 24
  Best wishes going forward to alumnus Steve Cloran, who is no longer
O'Hara's basketball coach.
  Jim Boeheim and Coach K heap major praise on
Kyle Lowry. Click here for Sam Donnellon's story.
 
Click here for Summer Project 2016: Earl Watford, NFL.

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

Aug. 23
 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for pics from assorted practices: football, G water polo, G tennis (group pic), G soccer, B soccer, B water polo, B soccer (some more).
  Click here for Dick Jerardi's column about Michael Brooks.
  Click here for Ted's Philadelphia Bulletin story about Michael Brooks from Feb. 1976. Then-Roman coach Speedy Morris had some amazing comments. (Click on the story to make it larger.)
  Via PA PREP LIVE . . . Click here for a Catholic League preview and here for an Inter-Ac League preview. School-by-school previews can be accessed from this page (look for Find Your School -- upper right).
  Click here for Mike Sielski's obit on Michael Brooks.
  Click here for Summer Project 2016:
Jerome Allen, NBA.

  Click here for The Wife's Song of the Day.

Aug. 22
 
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Michael Brooks. Michael, who starred in basketball at West Catholic ('76) and La Salle, then played in the NBA, passed away following an unsuccessful bone marrow transplant. Most recently, he'd been coaching in Switzerland and was featured in two stories by Mike Sielski. RIP, Michael.
 
Ex-Penn Charter star Billy McKinney ('01) is Germantown Academy's new lacrosse coach.
 
Rosters for SJ Prep, West Catholic, Roman, O'Hara, Conwell-Egan and Haverford School are now on the TEAM PAGES. Thanks! Next?

  Click here for a full obit about Joe Malizia, as written by his son, Joe Jr. Great job by Joe Jr., and thanks to Bill Wasylenko for forwarding.
 
They're baaaaaack! . . . We again have individual TEAM PAGES. Click here. Now we need rosters. Please send to tedtee307@yahoo.com. Thanks!
 
Click here for Penn Charter's all-time results . . . year by year, game by game.
  Best wishes to former
Neumann-Goretti baseball coach Kevin Schneider, who's now the boss at Immaculata University! Click here
 
Click here for Summer Project 2016: Mike Koplove, MLB.

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

Aug. 21
 
Congrats to Kyle Lowry!!
 
Click here for Bishop McDevitt's all-time results . . . year by year, game by game.
  Click
here for . . . Take a Tip. Don't Throw Near This Guy.

 
Click here for . . . Never Know Who'll Show Up for a Scrimmage.
  Click
here for Cauls' pics of yesterday's West Catholic-Carroll scrimmage. WC's site is now here.
 
Click here for video of an amazing sports/life moment.
  Click here for Joe Malizia's obituary and details on the services.
 
Click here for Summer Project 2016: Jon Clark, NFL.

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

Aug. 20
  Click here for Summer Project 2016:
Marc Jackson, Roman, NBA.
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

Aug. 19
 
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Joe Malizia. Joe, who long filmed high school football (and other sports) in Philly, passed away yesterday. He was a teacher at North Catholic, served as the baseball coach at North, SJ Prep and Philadelphia Textile, and was a long-time supporter of this website. He also was a contributing member of La Salle High's 1955 CL football champs. RIP, Joe.  
  Click here for Summer Project 2016:
Maurice Stovall, NFL.
  Click here for Huck's Song of the Day.

Aug. 18
 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for very end of outdoor football practice, then indoor training sessions (two groups).
 
***Click here for a semi-detailed look at Lansdale Catholic's football history.***
 
Click here for Summer Project 2016: Dionte Christmas, NBA.
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

Aug. 17 
  Click
here to see rosters of the Catholic League football champs from 1980 through 2006 (1999 through 2006 added today; Carroll 2002 unavailable). Some rosters are two pages. One is three.
 
West Catholic's football website, fueled by grads/baseball starters  Matty "Cauls" McCauley ('89, SS) and Ed "Huck" Palmer ('87, 3B), is back in operation! Click here.
  Click here for Summer Project 2016:
Jameel McClain, NFL.

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

Aug. 16
  Two
Penn Charter sr. baseball players have made college commitments: OF James Gabor to Georgetown and INF Dom Toso to Bucknell.
 
Best wishes to former Carroll star Jordan Ingram, who is now a basketball assistant at University of the Sciences.
 
Penn State DB John Reid (SJ Prep) is making great waves. Click here for Joe Juliano's story.

 
***Click here for a semi-detailed look at SCH Academy's football history.***

 
Click here for Summer Project 2016: Maurice "Mardy" Collins, NBA.
  Click here for The Wife's Song of the Day.

Aug. 15
 
***Click here for a detailed look at Haverford School's football history.***
 
Click here for Summer Project 2016: Bob Zupcic, MLB.
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

Aug. 14
 
***Click here for a detailed look at Episcopal Academy's football history.***
 
Click here for Summer Project 2016: Lionel Simmons, NBA.
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

Aug. 13
 
***Click here for a detailed look at Germantown Academy's football history.***
 
Rick Cawley was Marvin Harrison's teacher and coach at Shawmont Elementary, in Roxborough. Click here for the in-person story he wrote for the Roxborough Review about HOF weekend.
  Click here for Summer Project 2016:
Markieff Morris, NBA.

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

Aug. 12
 
***Click here for a detailed look at Malvern Prep's football history.***
  Click here for Summer Project 2016:
Rich Gannon, NFL.
  Click here for Huck's Song of the Day.

Aug. 11
  Alumnus Sean Singletary, a former NBA player, made an appearance today at
Penn Charter's basketball camp. Click here for pics.
  Click here for Matt Breen's story on
North Catholic product Eddie Alvarez, Philly's first UFC champ. (Matt did great work for this website during his days at Ryan.)
  **Via Ari Bluestein . . . SFBN's 2016 broadcasts involving city teams: Bergen Catholic-Wood, Sept. 2, 7 p.m. . . . Don Bosco (NJ)-SJ Prep, Sept. 10, 6 p.m. . . . Imhotep-Malvern, Sept. 30, 7 p.m. . . . McDevitt-Bonner-Prendie, Oct. 1, 7 p.m. . . . Wood-La Salle, Oct. 29, 7 p.m. (Others may be added.)**
  Click here for Summer Project 2016:
Uhuru "Joby" Hamiter, NFL.

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

Aug. 10
  Click
here to see rosters of the Catholic League football champs from 1980 through 1998. (Some rosters are two pages. One is three.)
 
Click here for Summer Project 2016: Paul "Snoop" Graham, NBA.

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

Aug. 9
  Click
here for pics from Penn Charter's coed basketball camp. The camp is directed by girls coach Joe Maguire.
  Something very cool is happening at
Gratz. Click here for a pic.
  Website legend Mark "Frog" Carfagno expresses his thoughts on Cantongate . . . and he's not happy. Click here.
 
***Click here for a detailed look at West Catholic's football history.***
  Click here for Summer Project 2016:
Raheem Brock, NFL.
  Click here for The Wife's Song of the Day.

Aug. 8
  Click here to see
Penn Charter's football rosters from 1981 through 2010 (though two are currently unavailable -- '89 and '95).
  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Sean Boylan. Sean, a captain and first team All-Catholic honoree for Archbishop Ryan's football team in 2013, and most recently a member of West Chester's team, has passed away. RIP, Sean.
 
***Click here for a detailed look at Roman Catholic's football history.***
  Click here for Summer Project 2016:
Cuttino "Cat" Mobley, NBA.
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

Aug. 7
  Click here for Frank Fitzpatrick's story on
Marvin Harrison's HOF speech . . . And here for a story from the Indianapolis Star . . . And here for a story about one of the men Marvin thanked in his speech, Roman teacher Joe Ferrero.
 
Click here for Summer Project 2016: Bob File, MLB.

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

Aug. 6
  **Click
here for some pics, via ESPN's telecast, of Marvin Harrison's HOF speech. Congrats, Marvin!!**
 
Click here for a story from the Indianapolis Star about Marvin Harrison, who'll make his HOF speech tonight!
 
***Click here for a detailed look at St. Joseph's Prep's football history.***
  Ace covered last night's AI charity event. Click here.
  Click here for Summer Project 2016:
Matt Walsh, NBA.
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

Aug. 5
  This nugget comes from
Bill Wasylenko, La Salle's football historian . . . The Explorers' game vs. Malvern will be played Sept. 9, 7 p.m., at Franklin Field! La Salle last played there on Dec.10, 1960, shortly before the Eagles won their last championship in that stadium. Thanks for this, Bill!
  Rick Cawley was
Marvin Harrison's teacher and coach at Shawmont Elementary, in Roxborough. Click here for the first of two stories he's writing for the Roxborough Review during this very special weekend.
  Click here for Summer Project 2016: Rasheed Wallace, NBA.

  Click here for Huck's Song of the Day.

Aug. 4
 
Penn Charter's Mike and Lexi Hnatkowsky, a terrific brother/sister sports combo, are highlighted by Joe Mason in the Northeast Times. Click here.
  Click here for Summer Project 2016:
Scott Paxson, NFL.

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

Aug. 3
  NBA star
Kyle Lowry (Cardinal Dougherty) is on the doorstep of making his Olympics debut. Click here for Joe Mason's story for the Northeast Times.
  Wonder if guys such as
Donnie Carr, Kareem Townes, etc., can still get it done on a basketball court? Click here and read the first item.

 
Ted Taylor is in his 41st year of writing hobby columns. Click here for his latest offering. Thanks, Ted!
 
Click here for Summer Project 2016: Brent Grimes, NFL.
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

Aug. 2
  Click here for Summer Project 2016:
Burt Grossman, NFL.
  Guest appearance! . . . Click here for Sue Scott's Song of the Day. (Sue and The Wife have been best friends since kindergarten in Berlin, NJ.)

Aug. 1
 
**John Shiffert, who long entertained readers of this website with columns about baseball history, is looking for freelance writing opportunities. He now lives in the Philly area. If you know of any, please email John at jas2writer@gmail.com. Thank you!**
  Another crew nugget . . .
Roman product Glenn Ochal, who won a Bronze medal in 2012 in the 4-man crew without coxswain, is now on the 8-man crew for the 2016 Rio Olympics. Congrats, Glenn!
 
Click here for Summer Project 2016: Blair Thomas, NFL.

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

July 31
  Congrats to
2009 La Salle grad Tyler Nase, who will compete for the United States rowing team in the Summer Olympics! He's part of the Lightweight Men's Four, which will compete on August 6 and 9 and try to advance to the final on Aug. 11.
 
***Click here for a detailed look at O'Hara's football history.***
  Click here for Summer Project 2016:
Steve Goodrich, NBA.
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

July 30
  Click here for Summer Project 2016:
Will Barker, NFL.
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

July 29
 
***Click here for a detailed look at La Salle's football history.***
 
Click here for Summer Project 2016: Eddie Griffin, NBA.
  Click here for Huck's Song of the Day.

July 28
 
***Click here for a detailed look at the football history of Southeast Catholic, Bishop Neumann, St. John Neumann and Ss. Neumann-Goretti.***
  Click here for Summer Project 2016:
Larry Stewart, NBA.
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

July 27
 
***Click here for a detailed look at Carroll's football history.***
  Click here for Summer Project 2016:
Dwayne White, NFL.
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

July 26
 
***Click here for a detailed look at Judge's football history.***
  Click here for Summer Project 2016:
Mark Gubicza, MLB.
  Click here for The Wife's Song of the Day. (Talk about an appropriate choice . . . smile.)

July 25
 
Germantown Academy LB Pat McGettigan, a rising sr., will play college football at Penn.
 
Gene Oberst was Roman's football coach in the 1920s and '30s. What did he do beforehand? You'll be amazed. Click here for a taste of a book that will be released later this week.

 
***Click here for a detailed look at Egan/C-E's football history.***
  Click here for Summer Project 2016:
Greg "Bo" Kimble, NBA.
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day. (This video has more than 17 million views. Whoa!)

July 24
 
***Click here for a detailed look at Wood's football history.***
  Click here for Summer Project 2016:
Alvin Williams, NBA.
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

July 23
  Click here for Summer Project 2016:
Ronald "Flip" Murray, NBA.
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

July 22
  Click here for Summer Project 2016:
John Waerig, NFL.
  Click here for Huck's Song of the Day.

July 21
 
Damond "Smash" Warren has pulled off quite the Bartram hat trick: First team All-Public lineman in 1982, head coach from 2004 through 2009, and now the principal. Good luck, Smash!
 
Click here for Summer Project 2016: Rasual Butler, NBA.

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

July 20
  Two members of the Detroit Lions today made a visit to
Germantown Academy's youth football camp. Click here for three pics as snapped by Adam McGrath and offered by Tom McGlinchey. Thanks, guys!
  Congrats to
Dougherty product Mark Seidenburg, the new basketball coach at Delaware Valley University! Click here for the release and here for a story about his special night in a 2001 CL playoff.
  Click here for Summer Project 2016:
Charles Way, NFL.

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

July 19
 
**Here they are!! . . . Randy Seidman's final Hometown Philly Awards (All-Star and All-Rookie) for the 2016 season. Thank you as always, Randy!!**
 
Michael Brooks reached out to Mike Sielski. Click here.
 
Click here for Summer Project 2016: Chris Conlin, NFL.

  Click here for The Wife's Song of the Day.

July 18
  Thanks to Bruce Konopka and Nancy Taylor, of the school's alumni office, for digging up first names of many way-back
Episcopal athletes for our all-time Inter-Ac track pages. Also thanks to Mary Gallagher, of the athletic department, for getting the ball rolling.   
 
Dougherty product Kyle Lowry is ramped for Rio. Click here for Keith Pompey's story.
 
Click here for Summer Project 2016: Malik Rose, NBA.

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

July 17
 
St. James product Ray Didinger has crafted a play about his long relationship with Eagles HOFer Tommy McDonald. Click here for Frank Fitzpatrick's column. 
  Click here for Summer Project 2016:
Phil Gosselin, MLB.

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

July 16
  Click
here for three pics from recent sports award ceremonies at Haverford School. Thanks to Dawn Blake for providing them!
 
Click here for Mike Sielski's column about the mystery that is now Michael Brooks, the former West Catholic ('76) and La Salle basketball all-timer.
  Click here for a story from last fall about outrageous high school football records.
 
Click here for Summer Project 2016: Bryan Anderson, NFL.

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

July 15
 
***Click here for a detailed look at Ryan's football history.***
  Click here for Summer Project 2016:
Victor Hobson, NFL.
  Click here for Huck's Song of the Day.

July 14
  Former
B-P coach (and alumnus) Greg "Bubba" Bernhardt will be an assistant coach this coming season for Sun Valley coach Ray Gionta. Ray starred for the old St. James, in Chester, and was the head coach at two CL schools (Neumann, then St. James). Best of luck, guys!
 
***Click here for a detailed look at Bonner/B-P's football history.***
  Click here for Summer Project 2016:
Randy Woods, NBA.
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

July 13
  **Neumann-Goretti rising sr. G Quade Green has been picked for the 12-man squad that will represent the USA in the
FIBA Americas U18 Basketball Championship, to be held July 19-23 in Valdivia, Chile. Congrats, Quade!!**
  Info via Jim King, who assigns CL football officials, and Mary Callan, an assistant to the athletic director:
Bonner-Prendie will play two home games on campus: McDevitt, Sat., Oct. 1, 7 p.m., and West Catholic, Sat., Oct. 15, 3 p.m. Others? Still at Upper Darby. Thanks Jim/Mary!
 
Click here for Summer Project 2016: Christian "Ya-Ya" Walker, MLB.

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

July 12
  NFL lineman
Sharrif Floyd (George Washington) will be holding two big events this weekend. Click here for the details.
  The list of top single-game performances (rushing/passing/receiving) by Catholic and Inter-Ac players has been expanded. Click
here
  Click here for Summer Project 2016: Kyle Eckel
, NFL.

  Click here for The Wife's Song of the Day.

July 11
  **Click
here for some pics of Penn Charter grad Matt Ryan during his visit to a Saturday workout. Pics by Rebecca Luzi; provided by John Burkhart. Thanks!**
 
Congrats to Episcopal all-timer Wayne Ellington, who reportedly has agreed to a 2-year deal with the Miami Heat!

 
***Click here for a detailed look at Frankford's football history.***
  Click here for Summer Project 2016:
Steve Slaton, NFL.
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

July 10
  Click
here for a classic pic from a 1984 Public League football game (and here for a larger version).
 
Episcopal product Gerald Henderson has inked his 76ers contract. Click here for Keith Pompey's story.
  Click here for Summer Project 2016:
Dallas Comegys, NBA.

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

July 9
 
Penn Charter product TJ Pagan (RHP) will be playing his final two years of college baseball at the University of Pittsburgh.
 
Click here for Summer Project 2016: Anthony Becht, NFL.

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

July 8
  **A prominent NFL quarterback made a surprise visit to
his old school today. Click here.**
 
N-G product Troy Harper will be playing his final two years of college basketball in Philly. Click here for Ben Simon's story.
 
Lizzie McLaughlin, who'll be a freshman this fall at Penn Charter, is quite the athletic whirlwind. Click here for Joe Mason's story in The Northeast Times.
 
*Two free special events to help Philadelphia high school athletes prepare for college will be held Tuesday, Aug. 16, 4 to 6 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Venice Island Performing Arts & Recreation Center, in Manayunk (7 Lock Street). The events will be sponsored by David Oh, an at-large member of Philadelphia's City Council. Click
here for complete info and/or to register.
  Click here for Summer Project 2016:
Gene Schall, MLB.

  Click here for Huck's Song of the Day.

July 7
  Tiiiiime for a (very brief) Tedbit. Click here for a breakdown on home football fields for
Bonner/B-P.
 
A documentary about the late Eric "Hank" Gathers (RIP, Dobbins '85) and Public League basketball in that era will be be shown tonight at 8 o'clock on The Comcast Network. 
 
Click here for Summer Project 2016: Sharrif Floyd, NFL.

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

July 6
 
***Click here for a detailed look at Bishop McDevitt's football history.***
 
The jersey of Boston College all-time QB Matt Ryan (Penn Charter) will be retired this fall. Click here for a story/pics from press conference.
 
La Salle product Kyle Shurmur will be Vanderbilt's QB starter this fall. Click here.
  And the battle between high school & AAU ball goes on . . . Click here for Erin McCarthy's DN story.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (Two "complete outsiders" will be coaching Catholic League teams this winter. Not exactly commonplace.)
 
Click here for Summer Project 2016: Emanual "Vel" Davis, NBA.

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

July 5
  ****Note from Ted: As you may have heard,
Lenny Dykstra has written a book. Well, in 1993 for the Daily News, my "summer project" was to compile profiles on assorted Phillies. "Dude" declined to participate and got his wife, Terri, to provide the answers. Click here to see the entertaining exchange.****
 
Congrats to Episcopal all-timer Gerald Henderson, who reportedly has agreed to a 2-year deal with the 76ers!
 
**Click here for the Top Single-Game Performances by Catholic/Inter-Ac Rushers, Passers and Receivers, 2000-Present.** 
 
Click here for Summer Project 2016: Lance Johnstone, NFL.

  Click here for The Wife's Song of the Day.

July 4
  Did you notice? . . . In tonight's NBA summer league game, Episcopal beat Germantown Academy (smile).
Jerome Allen is an assistant with Boston. Alvin Williams is an assistant with the Sixers.
 
Happy 4th of July!!
  Click
here for Summer Project 2016: Jesse Levis, MLB.
  Click here for The Song of the Day (as suggested by Dan Solis-Cohen, long-time football official).

July 3
  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Brandon Cole. Brandon, a three-year basketball starter at West Catholic ('15) and key sub this past season at Johnson & Wales University, in Charlotte, NC, lost his life recently. RIP, Brandon.
 
Wood sr. WR-DB Raheem "Speedy" Blackshear will play college football at Temple. 
  Click here for Summer Project 2016:
Tom Savage, NFL.

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

July 2
 
Ted Taylor is in his 41st year of writing hobby columns. Click here for his latest offering. Thanks, Ted!
  Click here for Summer Project 2016:
Aaron McKie, NBA
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

July 1
  Congrats to
Roman grad Jim O'Brien (Class of 1970, overall Markward Award winner as Philly's top senior), who will be a 76ers assistant in the 2016-17 season.
 
Bonner-Prendie has received permission to play varsity football games on campus! Details to be worked out.
  The members of the first, second and third All-City Baseball Teams have been added to the all-time lists . . .
 
First Names from A to C
  First Names from D to G
  First Names from H to J
  First Names from K to M
  First Names from N to R
 
First Names from S to Z

 
**Click here for the TedSilary.com All-City Baseball Team and thanks to the coaches for their help! Special congrats to the Player of the Year, Malvern jr. C Shane Muntz, and the Pitcher of the Year, N-G sr. RH Jeff Ciocco.**
 
Click here for Alfred Lubrano's story about the painful moments experienced through the years by families of Franklin Learning Center basketball players.
  Click here for Summer Project 2016:
Bobby Higginson, MLB.

  Click here for Huck's Song of the Day. (The way he sees it, the Supremes saved their best song for the after-Diana days. No argument here.)

June 30
  In case you're wondering . . . The legendary Thomas "Hockey Puck" McKenna WILL be a part of Matt Griffin's
Roman staff!
 
Rising Penn Charter junior Reece Whitley is competing in the Olympic swimming trials. Click here for Frank Fitzpatrick's story.
 
Neumann-Goretti's triple-champs baseball team (Catholic, City, State) made an appearance this morning with Bob Kelly on FOX 29. Click here for some pics.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (Matt Griffin . . . All-league at one school, coach at another. Kinda common, actually.)
 
Click here for Summer Project 2016: Roderick Coleman, NFL.

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

June 29
  Click
here for pics of the recent Carpenter Cup final, involving the Catholic League. They were shot by Jack Kapp, lensman for the Sports Fan Base Network.
  Matt Griffin, a third team All-City honoree for
SJ Prep in 2007, is the new basketball coach at Roman. His dad, John, was a third team All-City player for Roman in 1974 and his brother, John, was a second-teamer for the Prep in 2004.
 
Congrats to Bonner-Prendie baseball assistant John "Blade/Lefty" McCauley (West Catholic), who has won a special award from the SWFCA! Click here for a pic.
  Click here for Summer Project 2016:
John Marzano, MLB.

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

June 28
  Click here for Adam Hermann's DN story on
Olney product Rahim Thompson, founder/director of The Chosen League.
 
Click here for Summer Project 2016: Lynn Greer, NBA.

  Click here for The Wife's Song of the Day.

June 27
 
Eagles long-snapper Jon Dorenbos, a long-time friend/supporter of the Little Quakers, recently made an appearance on America's Got Talent. Click here for the unbelievable video.
  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Hal Lear. Mr. Lear, a basketball all-timer at Overbrook and Temple, passed away Saturday. RIP, sir. Click here for Joe Juliano's obit.
 
Click here for Summer Project 2016: Marvin Harrison, NFL.
 
Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

June 26
  Houston Texans WR
Jaelen Strong (West Catholic) was back in Philly yesterday to hold a clinic for kids. Click here for a story, and there's a photo set about one-third of the way down that page.
 
**Ted's 2016 Summer Project will start tomorrow . . . Stories each day, from their high school careers, about "Our Guys" who advanced to the NBA, NFL or MLB.** 

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

June 25
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (Come football season,
SJ Prep will own an unusual city record.)
  Schedule note: SJ Prep will now play its home football games at Widener University.
 
Click here for a pic of the Catholic League's Carpenter Cup Classic coaching staff.

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

June 24
 
Huck and his NBA draft research were mentioned in a story by Mike Jensen. Click here.
  In the Carpenter Cup Classic final . . .
  The Catholic League fell to Suburban One American/Continental, 3-2. Boxscore will be posted later.
The box is now posted here (bottom of page). Thanks to Jon Joaquin for resolving an earlier issue.
  You can get Twitter updates (via Jarrad Saffren) on today's CCC final involving the Catholic League right here. Or check out Matt De George's account here (CL slant). Game started at 10.
  Spurred by
1963 Central grad James Roebuck, The Pennsylvania House of Representatives has joined the Dick Allen campaign. Click here.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (Ben Bentil has been added to the all-time NBA draft list.)
  Congrats to NBA draftee Ben Bentil (Providence), who played one varsity season at
Haverford School (2010-11 as a freshman) before moving on. He was picked in the second round (No. 51) by the Boston Celtics. For the Fords, he scored 86 points (38 in league games).
  In 1987, the Catholic League won its first Carpenter Cup championship. Click
here for the final boxscore, composite boxscore and roster (also Pub/I-A). The Daily News ink went to St. James pitcher Jim Smith, who left Veterans Stadium with an unusual memento.

  Click here for Huck's Song of the Day. (Now that the Sixers have drafted Ben Simmons, maybe Philly baaas-ket-balllll will again be meaningful.)

June 23
 
Thanks to Dawn Blake, the media relations manager, for providing first names for some of Haverford School's way-back winners in the Inter-Ac track championships.
  In 1990, the Catholic League won the Carpenter Cup for the second time in the tourney's five years. Click
here for the final boxscore,  composite boxscore and roster. The Daily News ink went to Egan's Joe McEwing. Know that name? He's the third base coach for the White Sox (bio here) and played for nine years in the majors (stats here). Joe was also a second team All-City honoree in basketball.   
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day. (School Is Out . . . and that's the name of this song.)

June 22
  Click
here for: Time for No. 34 to Soar.
 
Click here for: Never Know Where You'll See a Former Website Student Reporter.
 
Click here for: He's Back in the PC Fold.
 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for 7-on-7 football vs. Wood.
  The Catholic League last won the Carpenter Cup in 2005. Click here for the On the Trail With Ted reports and here for some pics from the championship game along with that team's composite stats . . . The final will be Friday, 10 a.m., at Citizens Bank Park.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (Something pretty amazing happened in the 1967 NBA draft and it involved This School)

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

June 21
  Thanks to Randy Matthews, the June 20
Tedbit now includes an update.
  In a Carpenter Cup Classic semi . . .
  Catholic beat Suburban One National/Bicentennial, 3-1.
The box is now posted here (bottom of page). The opponent in the final will be Suburban One American/Continental.
  You can get Twitter updates (via Jarrad Saffren) on today's CCC semi involving the Catholic League right here. Game started at 9:30.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (Central pulled off an amazing feat in 1924 . . . Yes, 1924.)

  Click here for The Wife's Song of the Day. (This one honors the first full day of summer, and it includes the video. One of the singers? West Philadelphia born and raised . . . )

June 20
 
****Please take note.**** . . . The Carpenter Cup semi involving the Catholic League is scheduled for 9:30 tomorrow morning.
 
The campaign to help Dick Allen become a Hall of Fame inductee has extended TO the Hall of Fame. Click here for a pic, as provided by Mark "Frog" Carfagno.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. ("Young buck" starters for winners in CL finals over the last 30 years . . . N-G's '16 squad leads the way.)

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day. (LeBron might like this one, since he WON the last dance.)

June 19
  Happy Father's Day!
 
Click here to see Penn Charter's top track & field performers (finishes in Top 3) over the first 70 years (1887-1956) of the Inter-Ac championship meet.
  Is your dad a golfer? Want to give him a great present? Sign him up for the upcoming Little Quakers Golf Outing. Click here.
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day. (This was a major hit when Jim Bunning pitched his perfect game on Father's Day in 1964. Click here for video of the Mets' last chance.)

June 18
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (
Neumann-Goretti accomplished a feat unmatched in city history . . . updated with Pub info)
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

June 17
 
A memorial service for Stan Parker will be held Thursday, June 23, 11:30 a.m., at Saint Paul's Episcopal Church,  22 E. Chestnut Hill Avenue, Phila., 19118.
  In Carpenter Cup Classic quarterfinals . . .
  Catholic League beat Delaware South, 5-2 . . . Inter-Ac-Indy fell to Delaware County, 11-2. Boxes are now posted here (bottom of page).
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (
N-G's Ethan "E" Pritchett rules the roost when it comes to CTs/states shutouts)
 
Click here for a Neumann-Goretti Tribute Page. (Thanks to professional lensman Brad Bower and DN photo editor Michael Mercanti for offering two pics . . . and to N-G assistant Joe Messina for his always consistent help/support.)
 
Click here for Huck's Song of the Day. (He dedicates this to the late, great DJ, Billy Dunphy. Billy was Huck's DJ mentor and dubbed him "Mr. Motown." (Note from Ted: Sorry for the bad link earlier.)

June 16
 
Neumann-Goretti beat Bishop McCort (Johnstown), 3-0, for the Class AA baseball championship!! Recap here.
 
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Stan Parker. Stan, a long-time teacher and coach (baseball) at Chestnut Hill/SCH Academy, passed away today. RIP, Stan.
 
Click here to see Penn Charter's top track & field performers (finishes in Top 3) over the last 60 years.

  It is expected that the Class AA final, Neumann-Goretti vs. Bishop McCort (Johnstown), WILL be played. Starting time is 11 a.m. It will be shown on PCN.
  **For the first time, a District 12 crew has been chosen to umpire a state softball final (Class A, West Greene vs. Williams Valley). Plate - Steve DiFuria; 1st - Gerry Hermansen; 2nd - Chick Kelly; 3rd - Dan Solis-Cohen. All four work Catholic/Inter-Ac games. Dan also works Pub games.**
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (Seven times, "Our Guys" teams have logged two first-round wins in the CCC)
 
Click here for the all-time breakdown of the Inter-Ac League's track & field records.
 
Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

June 15
 
**The boxscore for today's Carpenter Cup game involving the Inter-Ac/Indy team is now on this page (at the bottom).**
  Congrats to
Germantown Academy grad Ryan Ayers, who has been hired as a basketball assistant at his other alma mater, Notre Dame. He moves back to South Bend from Bucknell. Click here.
  In the first round of the Carpenter Cup . . .
  Inter-Ac/Indy beat Delaware North, 4-1.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (
E.S. Ramsdell, an 1890 Germantown Academy grad, was the all-time Inter-Ac track stud. You won't believe his accomplishments.)

  Click here for Kate Harman's story on the strong ties between Akyra Murray and her basketball coach at West Catholic, Beulah Osueke.
  Inter-Ac League track meets go alllllll the way back to 1887. Click here to see the winners, times and distances, and for info on the champions and runners-up. In the very early days, the meet included bike races and even a tug of war. Check out the link to discontinued events.   
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

June 14
 
**The boxscores for today's Carpenter Cup games involving the Catholic and Public teams are now on this page (at the bottom).**
 
Penn State INF Jim Haley (Bonner-Prendie) has signed a pro contract and is about to start his career in a short-season league.
  In the first round of the Carpenter Cup . . .
  Catholic beat Burlington County (NJ), 4-3. . . Public fell to Delaware County, 15-1.
  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Akyra Murray. Akyra, a basketball star and 1,000-point scorer, graduated last week from West Catholic and was headed for Mercyhurst University via a scholarship. She was one of the victims in the Orlando tragedy. Click here.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (A look at quality production by the Toal Family -- dad Rich, son Tommy -- in the Carpenter Cup.)   

  Click here for The Wife's Song of the Day.

June 13
 
N-G's opponent in Thursday's AA state final will be Bishop McCort, of Johnstown. The game, 11 a.m. start, will be played at Penn State (Medlar Field at Lubrano Park).
 
**The roster for the Public League team in the Carpenter Cup has been provided by the Phillies' PR department. Click here (bottom of that page). Thanks, Phillies pholks!**
  Today's Carpenter Cup winners: Olympic/Colonial and SOL National/Bicentennial.
  N-G beat North Schuylkill, 3-0, in a Class AA semi. Jeff Ciocco did the pitching (two hits, seven whiffs) and Brian Verratti had two hits.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (A look at one-run postseason games for
N-G and its foreruuners)

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

June 12
 
The Carpenter Cup Classic begins tomorrow. Click here.
  Click
here for a pic from 2013 that shows Neumann-Goretti 1B Josh Ockimey, who's now playing in the minor leagues for Boston, and Bonner-Prendie infielder Jim Haley (Penn State), who was drafted yesterday by Tampa Bay. . . Jim was also a star QB-DB. Click here for a pic. And click here for a story from the 2011 football season about Jim and his brother, Joe. It highlighted their gigantic/wonderful family.
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day. (And here is a video that shows you how to do this dance. Test will be held soon! Ha, ha.)

June 11
  In the state lacrosse final . . .
  La Salle fell to Springfield Delco, 4-3. Ace's story is here.
  Congrats to Penn State jr. 3B
Jim Haley (Bonner-Prendie), who was selected by Tampa Bay in the 19th round (No. 570) of the MLB draft!
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (
Penn Charter's Kenny Bergmann, who graduates today, ended a football/baseball drought.)

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

June 10
  The Class AA semi matching Neumann-Goretti vs. North Schuylkill will be played Monday, 4 p.m., at Parkland HS, in Allentown.
  Jason Hasson, 108-37 in the last five seasons at Pope John XXIII, in Sparta, NJ, is
West Catholic's new basketball coach.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (Catholic League teams have been involved in 16 1-0 postseason games. Recaps for all. N-G is now 5-0.)

  Click here for Huck's Song of the Day.

June 9
 
Baseball result: N-G won, 1-0, in nine innings. The Saints' opponent in Monday's semi will be North Schuylkill, the District 11 champ.
 
***Click here for the rough-draft version of the 2016 Inter-Ac League Football Master Schedule. This will be updated as teams offer their individual schedules. Thanks to Jim DeCarlo, who assigns officials for I-A teams' home games, for getting things rolling!***
 
Please note . . . The state lacrosse championship will be decided Saturday at West Chester East when La Salle meets Springfield Delco. The starting time has been moved up because of weather concerns. Somewhere between 11:30 and noon, most likely. (The girls final will start at 10.)

 
Ted Taylor is in his 41st year of writing hobby columns. Click here for his latest offering. Thanks, Ted!
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (During his days at
Chestnut Hill Academy, Penn Charter coach David Miller was the headliner in an incredible non-league game vs. Germantown Friends.)
  Congrats to Duke frosh OF Jimmy Herron (La Salle), who has won a special honor. Click here.
 
Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

June 8
 
Germantown Academy rising sr. QB Kyle McCloskey will play college football at Villanova.
 
Click here for the list of coaches' All-Catholic/All-Inter-Ac returnees for the 2016 season.
  Major congrats to former Daily News sports writer Bernard Fernandez!! He will be honored June 24, in NYC, for
Long and Meritorious Service by the Boxing Writers Association of America. Click here for info.
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

June 7
  ESPN has ranked
Neumann-Goretti G Quade Green as the No. 22 player in the Class of 2017. Click here.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (The members of the CL's Won-and-Done Club for Basketball/Football . . . Former
Roman coach Chris McNesby is the first hoops member in 30 years)
  N-G's opponent in a Class AA quarterfinal Thursday will be North Penn-Mansfield, the District 4 champion.
Game will be held at Pottsville HS, at 3 p.m.

  Click here for The Wife's Song of the Day.

June 6
 
***Click here for the rough-draft version of the 2016 Catholic League Football Master Schedule. This will be updated as teams offer their individual schedules. Thanks to Jim King, who assigns officials for CL teams' home games, for getting things rolling!***
 
Later result: Wood lost.
  Note from Ted: In 2000, I wrote a story about the connection between Muhammad Ali and Kobe Bryant. Philly.com posted it today here.
  Early results: N-G won. Judge lost.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (A look at the CL's results in state playoffs)
 
Penn Charter sr. Hannah Fox, a star in soccer, basketball and lacrosse, will be one of the guests tonight on this school year's final broadcast of The High School Sports Show, 7 to 9 p.m., on 610-AM ESPN Radio. Numerous athletes from other local schools will join Hannah to provide answers to this question: If you could change one thing about high school sports, what would it be?

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day. (Live performance version)

June 5
  Twenty-five years ago today,
Carroll climbed to the top of the Catholic League baseball mountain. Click here for Ted's story. (The hero is now the associate head coach for the women's basketball team at Quinnipiac University. Click here for a bio.)
  **The roster for the Inter-Ac/Independent team in the Carpenter Cup has been provided by manager David Miller. Click here (bottom of that page). Thanks, David!**
 
Best wishes going forward to Gerry Eck, who no longer is Ryan's baseball coach.
  Click here for a crazy baseball story out of Kansas.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (Penn Charter sr. C Kenny Bergmann earns a spot on a special list)
 
Congrats to former GAMP righthander Dominic Raia (he also starred for Chestnut Hill College), who has joined the Watertown (NY) Bucks, of the independent Empire League. He pitched two innings in the Bucks' season-opening victory on Friday.

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

June 4
 
**The Catholic League's Carpenter Cup roster has been provided by Jim DiGuiseppe Jr., the team's GM. Click here (bottom of that page). Thanks, Jim!**
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (Five of Olney's six MLBers had ties to the Phillies)

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

June 3
  First round state matchups for CL teams (all games Monday)  . . .
 
AAAA: Judge vs. Council Rock North, at Neumann Univ., 1:30.
  AAA: Wood vs. Susquehanna Township, at La Salle HS, 4.
  AA: Neumann-Goretti vs. Lancaster Catholic, at Washington HS, 1.
  Click here for a biographical story about ex-MLB OF Al Spangler, a star outfielder for the only other major sports City Title winner (baseball in 1951) in
Olney's 85-year history.
  **The following Cath/Pub guys are headed to Lycoming to play football: John Schmidt, Roman; AJ McAleer, Ryan; Dan Egan, B-P; Jeff Coplin, Central; Shahad Palmer, Mastery North. Thanks to assistant Pat Taylor for this info!**
 
 
Imhotep product Brandon Austin worked out yesterday for the 76ers. Click here for Keith Pompey's story.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (It's possible
Wood now owns the CL record for most runs scored in one postseason inning)

  Click here for Huck's Song of the Day.

June 2
  Scores in today's City Titles . . .
  AAAA: Olney beat Judge, 5-4. (This is the second major sports CT in Olney's history. The other? Baseball in 1951. That team included future MLB outfielder Al Spangler.)
  AAA: Wood beat Franklin Towne, 16-0.
  AA: Neumann-Goretti beat MaST Charter, 6-0.
 
The City All-Star records page, which includes links to all-time lists and boxes, has been finalized. Click here.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (NBA/ABA playoff points scored by "Our Guys" . . . and the No. 1 average does NOT belong to Wilt. This item has been updated)

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

June 1
 
Click here for the full box and records broken/tied in the 42nd annual City All-Star Football Game. Thanks to Ed "Huck" Palmer!! . . . (Other updates tomorrow.)
 
Tonight at 10 p.m., the season finale of Varsity Voice will air on The Comcast Network. The show will take a look into the daily life -- from classrooms to lacrosse -- of Germantown Academy seniors Jimmy McAfee and Betsy Prezioso.
  Delaware County's Hero Bowl, an all-star football game for high school seniors, will be played tomorrow night, 7:30, at O'Hara. Players from Haverford School, Episcopal, Bonner-Prendie, Carroll and O'Hara will be involved. The proceeds provide scholarship aid for children of deceased police, firefighters and EMTs.  
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (Details for losing teams in CL finals, 1976-2016, that allowed no more than five hits)
 
Olney, thanks to a 4-1 win over Frankford for overall Pub honors, will be Judge's opponent in tomorrow's Class AAAA City Title.
This is the  Trojans' first championship in one of the three majors sports since 1969 (also baseball). It has never won a crown in football/basketball. It entered the Pub in the 1931-32 school year.
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

May 31
  Click here for John Knebels' story on
Haverford School's recent win in the PAISAA baseball championship game.
 
Penn Charter's baseball TEAM PAGE has been finalized. Thanks to all who made the season very enjoyable!
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (N-G and Carroll have received help from brothers during lengthy title runs)

  Click here for The Wife's Song of the Day.

May 30
  Click here for a story/photos on
Penn Charter's recent win in the PAISAA softball championship game. (Please note: PC's coach is Doc Mittica, not Williams.)
  The schedule for Thursday's AAAA, AAA and AA City Titles can be found on this page (at the bottom). Thanks to Jim DiGuiseppe Jr.,  Barry Strube and Gene Otto for their help.
 
**Happy Memorial Day!!**
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (Bill "Babs" Haines is now on the plate-ump record doorstep)
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

May 29
  Click
here for a gallery of philly.com photos from the CL final.
  Last night, Haverford School defeated Malvern, 3-0, in eight innings, for the PAISAA championship.
  The recap for yesterday's CL final is here and the boxscore is here. Thanks to N-G assistant Joe Messina.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (Italian pitchers have ruled the roost in recent CL finals)
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

May 28
  ***Click
here for a pic of N-G's CL baseball champs. Thanks again to Steve Haug!***
 
Neumann-Goretti is the 2016 Catholic League baseball champion! At Immaculata University, the Saints edged St. Joseph's Prep, 3-2, thanks to a two-run home seventh. The winning run scored on a wild pitch with the bases loaded. Five titles in the last eight years for Saints. Starting lineup has been added to this historical page. Thanks to assistant Joe Messina for his help!
  Tiiiiime for another Tedbit.
Click here. (Shayne Smith and Anthony Russo combined for quite the passing outburst)
 
The May 16 Tedbit has been finalized and You Know Who has tied his No. 1 effort.

  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (Most one-sided games in City All-Star history)
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

May 27
 
***Click here for the Coaches' All-Inter-Ac Baseball Team . . . and thanks to Malvern's Freddy Hilliard for providing it.***
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (
N-G and SJ Prep, the combatants in tomorrow's final, have broken a CL record)
  Click here for Huck's Song of the Day. (He sends this out for the ladies at Dean's Bar and Tasker Tavern, in Grays Ferry.)

May 26
 
Public beat Non-Public, 58-34, in the 42nd annual City All-Star Football Game.
  Penn Charter fell to Mercersburg, 8-7, in eight innings, in the PAISAA tournament, finishing 14-9 for the season.
 
Carroll recently won the CL girls lacrosse title. Click here for a celebration pic from Steve Haug.
 
Harford (Md.) CC is headed to the national JC tournament and soph RH TJ Pagan (Penn Charter) is the closer. He's 2-1 with a 3.03 ERA and nine saves.
 
Best wishes going forward to Mike Andolina, who has stepped down as Olney's football coach. He is staying on as the AD. Mike McKeen is the Trojans' interim coach.
 
Roman's basketball team is being honored today by City Council.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (Runs galore in yesterday's semis. Not a record, though)
  The 42nd annual City All-Star Football Game will be played tonight, 7 o'clock, at Northeast HS and will be streamed on
SFBN.
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day. (Gotta go with this one after the CL semis produced 35 RUNS)

May 25
 
Carroll sr. G Ryan Daly will play college basketball for Delaware and new coach Martin Ingelsby (Carroll grad).
  SJ Prep and Neumann-Goretti were the winners in today's CL baseball semis.
 
La Salle is the 2016 CL lacrosse champ. Click here for a pic and here for recaps of all CL lax finals. The Explorers also captured the volleyball championship. Click here for that pic.
 
The May 16 Tedbit has been updated and You Know Who now holds the No. 1 spot . . . by far.

  Today's CL semis, both at 4 p.m.: B-P vs. N-G, at Neumann Univ.; SJ Prep vs. O'Hara, at La Salle HS.
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

May 24
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (
Bonner-Prendie pulls off a feat for the first time since 2008. Historical context)
 
***According to PIAA rules, O'Hara and Neumann-Goretti have been awarded wins in the games that were suspended yesterday.***
 
Congrats to former Carroll star Martin Ingelsby, most recently an assistant at Notre Dame, his other alma mater. He's the new basketball coach at the University of Delaware. Click here.
  After a beyond-busy/demanding spring, Randy Seidman has played a great game of catch-up. Click here for his assorted Hometown Philly Baseball Awards (recap of second half of season). Thanks, Randy!

  Click here for The Wife's Song of the Day.

May 23
  Duke freshman OF
Jimmy Herron (La Salle) has earned second team All-ACC honors. Click here.
  Tiiiiime for a Lukebit. Click here. (Luke Dougherty, a 2011 grad, football assistant and math teacher, breaks down the great accomplishments of
Haverford School's football/lacrosse seniors)

  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (City hanging tough in CL playoff world)
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

May 22
 
Judge sr. RHP Chris Higgins will play college baseball at Gwynedd Mercy.
  Bonner-Prendie and SJ Prep were the winners in today's first round Catholic League playoffs. Updated brackets
here. Recaps here.
  Click here for John Knebels' story on Friday's game that created a tie for the Inter-Ac championship.
 
Kyle Lowry now owns a spot on the May 16 Tedbit list.

  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (How underclassmen on the 2015 Coaches' All-Catholic team fared this year)
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

May 21
 
Click here for all boxscores/updated stats through Penn Charter's 22 baseball games.
  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Steve Poole. Steve, a first team All-City defensive end in 1979 and participant in the 1980 City All-Star Game, passed away last Monday. RIP, Steve.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (In this century, in two ways, SCH Academy followed a very uncommon path en route to an  Inter-Ac baseball championship)
  The top performances in the recent City Title track meets have been added to the all-time lists here.

  Click here for the
final baseball standings.

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

May 20
 
***Update: All CL playoffs scheduled for tomorrow have been postponed. New schedule can be found here.***
 
SCH Academy beat Malvern, 6-5, in an Inter-Ac finale. The teams share the championship at 7-3.
 
Click here for: Pic by Pop.
 
Click here for: What a Gigantic Left Eye You Have.
 
Click here for: Twoooooo for Sekouuuuuu!
 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for varsity softball vs. Sussex Tech (Del.); girls varsity lacrosse vs. Friends' Central.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (Roman coach Chris McNesby explains his departure, with a dash of Puck thrown in . . . and we offer a special list)
  Best wishes going forward to Chris McNesby, who has stepped down after eight great seasons as
Roman's basketball coach. He informed his players in a meeting at 8:30 this morning.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (A look at Catholic/Inter-Ac records in football/basketball/baseball for 2015-16)
  Click here for the updated baseball standings.
  Click
here for Huck's Song of the Day. ("I love this jam," he says.)

May 19
 
Click here for: To the Kids of the Winning Assistant Go the Delicious Goodies (From the Gracious Loser).
 
Click here for: Congrats for the Frye Guy!
 
Click here for: No Catchinotta, Despite a Great Effort.
 
Click here for: The Right Approach Pays Off.
 
Click here for: Things Were So Cool Back in the CHA Day.
 
In its final Inter-Ac game of 2016, Penn Charter fell to SCH Academy, 8-7. Stats are here. Ted's report is posted. Pics here.
  Major congrats to Molly Mahon, a nursing major, who will be the commencement speaker at La Salle University's graduation ceremony this Sunday!! Her dad, Tom, is a long-time editor/writer in the Daily News sports department. Click here.
  Click here for Ace's story on Haverford School's lacrosse win over Penn Charter.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (Once again, also vs. Haverford School, Penn Charter has "broken" a MLB record)

  Click here for the updated baseball standings.

 
Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

May 18
 
***Click here for the Coaches' All-Catholic Baseball Team . . . and congrats to all honorees!***
 
Click here for: PC's Team Moms > Old Country Buffet (& others).
 
Click here for: Quality Viewing on the Other Field.
 
Click here for: Yo, Let Me Slide, Man.
 
Click here for a pic of PC's baseball seniors/family members (with IDs) and here for a large version (no IDs).

 
***Later tonight, we're expecting to be able to post the Coaches' All-Catholic Baseball Team.***
 
In the CL preplayoff for 10th place, Lansdale beat Carroll, 3-2.
 
***On Senior Day, Penn Charter beat Haverford School, 6-1, as Brendan Cellucci (3 innings), Frank Driscoll (2 2/3), Kyle Konowal (1/3) and Matt Gorman (1) combined to throw a no-hitter (pic here). Stats are here. Ted's report is posted. Pics here.***
 
Did you know? . . . Germantown Academy soph Kyle Garland almost pulled off a Wilt in Saturday's Inter-Ac track championships. He won the high jump (6-7) and placed second in the shot put (46-3 1/4). In the 1955 Pub finals, Overbrook's Wilt Chamberlain won both events (6-1, 46-10 1/2). Kyle will have two more chances.
  Tiiiiime for a Wallybit. Click here
. (In 2003, Chris Lubanski was a first-round MLB draft pick out of Kennedy-Kenrick. Monday he graduated from Penn. Dad provides the journey's details and here is a pic)

  Click here for the updated baseball standings.
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

May 17
  Click
here for: Hayley to the Goalie!
 
Click here for: Here's Hoping You Have a Threemendous College Experience!
 
Click here for: Don't Worry, the Ball Didn't Hit Her in the Face (or Anywhere).
 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for girls varsity lacrosse (Senior Day) vs. Agnes Irwin.
 
Did you know? . . . In Toronto's 116-89 Game 7 win over Miami, Dougherty product Kyle Lowry was part of 56 points. He scored 35 and three of his nine assists led to three-pointers.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. (Judge coach Kenny Devenney joins an exclusive club)
  **Click here for the updated CL baseball standings and here for the updated playoff brackets/schedule.**
  Former Germantown football coach Mike Hawkins will be District 12's chairman, starting next school year. Wood AD Joe Sette will be his top assistant.
  A near-capacity crowd viewed last night's battle of star pitchers in Camden. Click
here for Phil Anastasia's story and here for David Murphy's column.
 
Click here for The Wife's Song of the Day.

May 16
  **Click here for the updated CL baseball standings and here for the updated playoff brackets/schedule.**
  Click
here for: Have Faith in Her Hitting Skills, Too.
 
Click here for: Some Guys Wear Two Facemasks.
 
Click here for: Never Know Where You'll See Mike McGlinchey (but you can probably make a strong guess -- smile).
 
Click here for: Not All Gloves Are "Gloves." 
 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for softball vs. Germantown Academy; boys lacrosse vs. SCH Academy.
 
Click here for three wide/high view pics of Saturday's Inter-Ac track & field championships, as provided by PC teacher John Burkhart. Thanks, John!
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. (Overbrook's Malik Rose holds an "Our Guys" NBA record for this century and Dougherty's Kyle Lowry will be looking to break it. Detailed breakdown)
 
Roman product Alan Watkins, a first team All-City basketball player in 1989 (he played college ball at Duquesne), received a new kidney over the weekend and all went well. Best wishes, Alan!

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day. (They also could have called it Two Forty Five.)

May 15
 
Carroll grad Joe Cassidy will be handling new duties this coming basketball season at Rowan University. Click here for Phil Anastasia's story.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (In this century, football players have won the CL's 100-meter dash 16 of 17 times. Detailed breakdown)
 
Ryan sr. basketball/lacrosse star Austin Slawter is the Northeast Times' male athlete of the year. Click here for a story by Joe Mason that details all honorees.
 
Bok product Jihad Ward arrived in Oakland Wednesday to begin his football life as a Raider . . . and accept Happy Birthday wishes. Click here for a video.
Thanks to Natalie DeFelice for alerting Mark "Frog" Carfagno! 
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

May 14
 
La Salle's boys and O'Hara's girls are the Catholic League track champs. Click here for the 2016 results and click here for this website's updated lists of all-time winners/records for boys meets.
 
Click here for all boxscores/updated stats through Penn Charter's 20 baseball games.
  Click
here for: It's Not Easy to Bid Adieu to Dad No. 2.
 
Click here for: Austin Has the Pole Vaulting Power.
 
Click here for: He Gives You Strength . . . and here for: And Agility.
 
Click here for: Things Click for Nick.
 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for the Inter-Ac Track & Field Championships (boys/girls). 370 pics total. Click here for a large pic of the boys champ, Germantown Academy, and here for a large pic of the girls champ, Notre Dame . . . Click here for complete results.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. (Thursday's baseball games provided quite the uncommon occurrence)
  Click
here for the rough draft of the CL playoff schedule.

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

May 13
 
Click here for Ace's story on Penn Charter's 11-7 lacrosse win over Germantown Academy.
  Sr. LBs
Robert "Bubba" Taggart (Judge) and Sebastian Silva (Wood) will play college football at Franklin & Marshall.
  Change is coming to the three lowest levels of Pop Warner football. Click here for a story.
 
Haverford School jr. RB Malik Twyman will play college football at Colgate. Click here.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. (1-0 Catholic League games in this century. B-P's Eli Chase/Matt Scanlon combined for the slimmest-margin shutout)
 
SCH Academy's Aidan "Curly" Frye has forced an update to the May 11 Tedbit.
Click here.

  Click here for Dick Jerardi's column on
Doug Overton.
  *******Your boy is back in the flow!!!! . . . Click
here for a current pic of the one, the only, the coolest guy ever, Thomas "Hockey Puck" McKenna!!!!. Thanks to Pat McLoone for providing it!!*******
  Popular basketball referee Tim Tirabasso remains in a rehab facility and continues to battle inoperable brain cancer. His family needs help to pay for medical expenses. A benefit will be held tonight, 7 to 11 p.m., at The Philadelphia Ballroom, 2014 Hornig Road, in the Far Northeast. Tickets are $30 each. For more info, please contact Mike Shank at 215-303-5563 or Tom Hurd at 267-980-1133. Also, you may still make contributions to a GoFundMe page
here. Thank you!

  Click here for the updated baseball standings.
  Click here for Huck's Song of the Day. (He's taking us on the Bob Pantano, end-the-night trail.)

May 12
  Click
here for: A Fielding Dandy.
 
Click here for: Gettin' Down and Dirty.
 
Click here for: Look Out Above!
 
Click here for: Track & Field Needs to Debut a New Weight Event in the 2017 Season.
 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for the final 75-odd minutes of the running trials for the Inter-Ac League's track & field championships (boys/girls).
 
Penn Charter beat Germantown Academy, 5-2. Stats are here. Ted's report is posted. Pics here. Click here for pic of seniors.
 
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Marty Joyce. Mr. Joyce, who passed away yesterday, graduated from North Catholic in 1951 and later played basketball for Duke after a stint in the service. He captained the 1958-59 team. RIP, sir.
  Congrats to Boys' Latin baseball coach Joe Dunn, who yesterday earned career win No. 100.

  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (Catholic League football coaches with sons who've earned All-Catholic honors in that sport)
  Click here for the updated baseball standings.
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

May 11
 
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Theodore S. "Teddy" Smith III, who passed away today. In 1975, he was a first team All-City defensive end for West Philadelphia. RIP, Teddy.
  Congrats to
Ryan product Mike Palmer, a WR, who will be one of King's College's football captains in the 2016 season.
 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for the Inter-Ac League's middle school track & field championships (boys/girls). PC won the boys championship!!
 
Congrats to former NBA guard Doug Overton (Dobbins '87; City Player of the Year), the new hoops coach at Lincoln University.

 
Ted Taylor is in his 41st year of writing hobby columns. Click here for his latest offering. Thanks, Ted!
  Congrats to former
La Salle High football star Paul Colistra, who on July 1 will become West Catholic's president! Paul earned first team All-Catholic honors as a d-back in 1999. His dad, Joe, was La Salle's football coach for 21 seasons (1985-2005, 153-88-2).
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. (1-0 Inter-Ac games in 2000s)
  A special game matching high-level pitching prospects will be held Monday night at the field formerly used by the now-defunct Camden Riversharks. Click here.
  Click here for the updated baseball standings.
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

May 10
  Click
here for: 1 . . . 2 . . . 3 . . . Jump/Bump!
 
Click here for: One and Done.
 
Click here for: Never Know Where You'll See a Former Two-Sport Star.
 
Congrats to Haverford School sr. RH Cameron Miller, who today pitched a no-hitter vs. Germantown Academy! His accomplishment is now on this list
 
Penn Charter beat Malvern, 1-0, as jr. LH Brendan Cellucci (5.1 innings) and soph LH Mike Siani combined for the shutout. Stats are here. Ted's report is posted. Pics here (at end of set: final 2-plus minutes of girls lacrosse vs. Baldwin).
 
Jim McNesby -- his son, Chris, is Roman's basketball coach -- is co-featured in Mensah Dean's story about the Philadelphia Police Department's new plan. Click here.
 
Penn Charter swimmer-and-more Reece Whitley has been featured in the New York Times. Click here.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. (Points breakdown for the Middle Atlantic Conference's HOF basketball inductees)
  Click here for the updated baseball standings.
  Click here for The Wife's Song of the Day.

May 9
  Just because
SCH ninth grader Mone' Davis is nationally famous, don't think she has a big head. Click here for one pic, then here for another.
 
Click here for: How 'Bout an Ovation for Oliver?
 
Click here for: Some Teams Jump for Joy BEFORE the Game (PC middle school girls lacrosse.)
 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for middle school girls lacrosse vs. Friends' Central; JV softball vs. Notre Dame; JV baseball vs. SCH Academy.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. ("Our Guys" MLBers who also starred in football or basketball, 1950-Forward)
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

May 8
  Mitchell Nathanson, the author of the latest book about
Dick Allen ("God Almighty Hisself"), will appear tonight at 7 on The Comcast Network. Click here.
  Meddling moms rule! . . . Sometimes, anyway. Click here.
  In case you're wondering (especially today -- smile) . . . The mom city record for most All-City sons (SIX!) is held by Suzanne Person. Andy, Brian, Dan, Fran and Joe were first team honorees in football. Chris was a second teamer. Click here for a website page from 2006.   
 
Have you noticed? The Radar Guy (Carroll product Chris Cashman) is no longer behind the plate at Citizens Bank Park. Click
here for a recent update. (In 2004, TRG hit what's still the only grand slam in CL championship games.)
 
**Happy Mother's Day!!**
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day. (Only one possible choice today.)

May 7
  **Congrats to former
O'Hara/Lycoming quarterback Ed Dougherty, who has been selected for induction into the Middle Atlantic Conference Hall of Fame! He was Lycoming's first frosh starter at QB and still holds nine season/career school records (24 years after his graduation). Click here.**  
  Honorees at last night's Public League Coaches Banquet . . . Coach of the Year, John Larsen, Lincoln baseball; Lifetime Achievement, Joe Fite, Frankford baseball assistant; Athletic Director of the Year, Ben Dubin, Frankford; Principal of the Year, Ted Domers, E&S.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. (Part II: A look at the best combo records for suburban CL schools in this century)
  Click
here for Ace's story on sports equality.
 
Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

May 6
 
Thanks to Carolyn Monson, another update has been made to the May 2 Tedbit about former AFL player
Cliff Roberts (Dobbins). Click here. (Yes, we're both obsessed -- smile.) Thanks again, Carolyn!  
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. (Judge-Roman have a chance to make CL combo 2000s history)
  Click here for Ace's story on the five "Our Guys" from the recent NFL draft.
  Click here for the updated baseball standings.
  Click here for Huck's Song of the Day. (He dedicates this one to his 5-year-old son, Jack. Happy Birthday!!)

May 5
  The May 2 Tedbit about former AFL player
Cliff Roberts (Dobbins) has been updated again . . . RIP, sir. Click here.  
  Click
here for: Expressions Don't Always Tell the Story.
 
Click here for: Gimme a Two, Gimme a One . . .
 
Click here for It's in the Air . . . and here for Whoa, It Went That Far? Pretty Cool!
 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for middle school events: softball vs. Friends Select; boys/girls track vs. Germantown Friends.
 
The May 2 Tedbit about former AFL player Cliff Roberts (Dobbins) has been updated. Click here.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. ("Our Guys" pitchers drafted out of high school. Judge sr. RH Dan Hammer is being eyed)
  Congrats to good-guy Philly football official Dan Solis-Cohen, who was honored Monday by the NFF's Philadelphia Chapter! Click
here and here for pics.
 
Click here for: Hammer/Gun Time.

  Click here for the updated baseball standings.
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

May 4
 
Popular basketball referee Tim Tirabasso remains in a rehab facility and continues to battle inoperable brain cancer. His family needs help to pay for medical expenses. A benefit will be held Friday, May 13, 7 to 11 p.m., at The Philadelphia Ballroom, 2014 Hornig Road, in the Far Northeast. Tickets are $30 each. For more info, please contact Mike Shank at 215-303-5563 or Tom Hurd at 267-980-1133. Also, you may still make contributions to a GoFundMe page here. Thank you!
 
Neumann-Goretti sr. PG Vaughn Covington will play college basketball at Caldwell University, in New Jersey.
 
Click here for: Put Your Money on Penn Charter.
 
Click here for: He Has the Photogenic High Jump Down Pat.
 
Click here for: He Can't Be Headed Off at the Pass.
 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for boys/girls track vs. Germantown Academy.

  **Click here for the rosters for the upcoming City All-Star Football Game. Thanks, as always, to Brian Fluck.**
 
**Click here for rosters/schedules for the Narberth League. Thanks, as always, to Mike Herron!**
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. (B-P leads O'Hara, 9-8, in a notable Catholic League baseball contest)
  Tonight's edition of
Varsity Voice, as presented by SFBN, will include interviews with players/coaches in the upcoming City All-Star Football Game. It'll air at 6 and 10:30 on The Comcast Network.

  Click here for the updated baseball standings.
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day. (Will the weather ever let us see one of these again? And you KNOW we'll be hearing from this group again on Sunday -- smile.)

May 3
  Click
here for a pic of PC's lacrosse seniors and their parents.
  Click
here for: Not Even a Semi-Quick Shutter Speed Can Freeze This Guy's Shooting Motion.
 
Click here for: He Drew First Blood.
 
Judge product Matt Smalley (Lafayette DB) has been given an NFL shot. Click here.
 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for varsity lacrosse vs. SCH Academy (Senior Day pics at end of set).
 
Wood sr. OF Bobby Heck will play college baseball at Gwynedd Mercy.
 
Judge sr. lineman Brendan Clark will play college football at Temple.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. (Lots of high-level honorees can be found on Catholic/Inter-Ac coaching staffs)
  Click
here for: Shine for Penn Charter's Sean Foley.

  Click here for the updated baseball standings.
  Click here for The Wife's Song of the Day.

May 2
  Click
here for: In His Spare Time, He Could Thrive in Mixed Martial Arts (or Boxing . . . Or Wrestling . . . Or Weight Lifting . . . )
 
Click here for: If Your Goal Was to Score . . .
  Click
here for: Can This Guy Shoot the Rock? Toll-tally!
 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for middle school JV baseball vs. Haverford School; middle school varsity lacrosse vs. SCH Academy.
 
Click here for info on the 2016 Little Quakers tryouts. (Far down the road, but it never hurts to make an early commitment -- smile. You can register now!)
  Yesterday, Penn Charter competed with 70 other schools in the City Championships for rowing. Click
here for Zamani Feelings' pics.

 
Click here for a group pic (with caption) from Friday's Howard Ratinoff Memorial Alumni Basketball Game, at Edison. Click here for a larger version (no caption). Much praise to point guard Jermaine Tabb ('94) for his dedication to this annual event. 
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (As it turns out . . . THREE Dobbins guys have played pro football. A look at the journey of '52 grad Cliff Roberts, who did not make his Raiders debut until 1961)

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

May 1
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (A different kind of breakdown for "Our Guys" draftees, 1974-2016)
  Click here for Ace's story on yesterday's Penn Relays.
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day. (Keeping it slow on Sunday.)

April 30
 
Tiiiiime for (another) Tedbit. Click here. (High school receiving stats for four "Our Guys" selected this year)
  A banner year! This is the first time since 1974 that five "Our Guys" have been selected in the NFL draft. Back then, there were 442 selections over 17 rounds. This year: 253 over seven.
 
Congrats to Germantown product Will Parks (S, Arizona), who was selected by Denver in the sixth round (No. 219) of the NFL draft!! He is now on this list. Click here for a pic from 2011, here for a story from 2012 and here for a story from 2011 (about a weird accomplishment).
 
Click here for: For Two Malvern Prep Baseball Fathers, a Trip to a Non-League Game in Baltimore Provided Quite the Nice Reunion.
 
Click here for John Knebels' post-draft story on Will Fuller.
 
Click here for all boxscores/updated stats through Penn Charter's 17 baseball games.
  Congrats to former
SJ Prep basketball star Chris Clark (first team All-City in 2004), who's now a member of Drexel's staff under new coach Zach Spiker.
 
Click here for a story by Dave Shipton about his scary concussion experience in a North Catholic-Judge freshman football game in 1976.
  Click here for info on the Little Quakers' 10th annual golf outing.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (A look at "Our Guys" selected in the first three rounds of the NFL draft, 1974-2016)
  Click here for the updated baseball standings.
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

April 29
  "Our Guys" are killin' it!! Four in the first three rounds!!
 
Congrats to Penn Charter product Daryl Worley (CB, West Virginia), who was selected by Carolina in the third round (No. 77) of the NFL draft!! He is now on this list. Click here for a pic from 2011 and here for a story from 2012.
 
Congrats to Malvern product Carl Nassib (DE, Penn State), who was selected by Cleveland in the third round (No. 65) of the NFL draft!! He is now on this list. Click here for a pic from 2011 (on basketball team, third from left in back row) and here for a story from 2010.
 
Click here for: Winning Third Basemen CAN Jump.
 
Click here for: Splat in the Glove of Matt.
 
Click here for: We See Ya, Isaiah.

  Congrats to Bok product Jihad Ward (DE, Illinois), who was selected by Oakland in the second round (No. 44) of the NFL draft!!
He is now on this list. Click here for a pic from 2011 and here for a story.
 
Penn Charter beat Episcopal, 8-1. Ted's report is posted. Stats here. Pics here.
  Please check out
this website for the Sean F. Hogan Sr. Foundation and help if you can. More than 100 members will be competing in the Broad Street Run. Sean was the brother in law of
Penn Charter's girls basketball coach, Joe Maguire. Thank you. . . Joe will not be able to compete this year. Click here for a deep story from the summer of 2015 that explains the reason.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. ("Our Guys" drafted by NFL teams in same/consecutive years since 1974 . . . The Texans loves us)
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. (A certain Gtn. Academy baseball family lovezzz the last letter in the alphabet)
  Click here for Huck's Song of the Day.

April 28
  **
Paul Valcukas came the closest to Will Fuller's draft spot. Will went 21st. Paul had him going 22nd. Great job, Paul!**
 
Congrats to Roman product Will Fuller (WR, Notre Dame), who was selected by Houston in the first round (No. 21) of the NFL draft!! He is now on lists here and here. Click here for a pic from his Roman days and here for a story.
 
Congrats to Saint Joseph's sr. LH Joey Gorman (Neumann-Goretti), who last night made his first career start after winning the long battle vs. serious health problems. Click here.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. (Haverford School's Bob Castell rules the Inter-Ac coaching roost . . . by far)
 
Take a guess . . . Some NFL mock drafts are predicting Notre Dame WR Will Fuller (Roman) and Illinois DE Jihad Ward (Bok) will be tabbed in tonight's first round. If so, at what spots? Please send your guesses to tedtee307@yahoo.com by 7:30 p.m. Thanks! . . . Click here to see the guesses received by the deadline of 7:30 p.m.
 
Click here for the updated baseball standings.
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day. (One and only hit.)

April 27
  Click
here for: They're Putting These Things to Crate Use.
 
Click here for: The Ball is Cornered.
 
Click here for: Get Your Practice Where You Can.
 
In the completion of yesterday's suspended game . . . Penn Charter fell to Germantown Academy, 4-2. Ted's report is posted. Stats here. Pics here.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. (Germantown Academy's battery featured sons of special dads. Click here for a pic from 1986 that includes the dads.)
  Congrats to
SJ Prep product Mark Hueber (former website writer), who has been named Immaculata's most outstanding male senior scholar-athlete. Click here. (Very cool: Mark is a "senior" because he's graduating after just three years!) 
 
Judge basketball commitments: sr. G Justin Fleming to Neumann University (his coach will be former Malvern star/coach Jim Rullo) and sr. F Quinn DeNofa to Penn State Abington.
 
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day. (This might be their very best.)

April 26
  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Sean Murphy. Sean, 27, a product of North Catholic and pitcher in the Oakland A's farm system, passed away yesterday. RIP, Sean. . . Click
here for a pic that shows the fun-loving Sean jumping on a teammate's back after a win over Cardinal Dougherty in 2006.
 
Click here for: Straight Outta Penn Charter.
 
Click here for: Never Know Where You'll See the Guy Who Pitched Washington to the 1978 Pub Championship at Veterans Stadium.
 
Click here for: Never Know What You'll See Over the Local Mall.
 
Penn Charter at Germantown Academy was suspended by lightning after 2 1/2 innings. Will be resumed tomorrow at 4:15. Ted's wacky report is posted. Pics here.
  Delaware Valley University will be hosting a 7-on-7 tourney for high school teams. Check out FOOTBALL on the Calendar Page.
 
Malvern product Alex Hornibrook, a redshirt freshman, is pushing hard to become Wisconsin's starting QB. Click here.
 
Congrats to Lizanne Magarity-Pando, the new president at St. Hubert High. Her niece, Colleen Magarity, is the coach of Penn Charter's girls lacrosse team. Her brother, Joe, is Colleen's assistant.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. (A look at Neumann-Goretti's losses by 0/1 runs over the last nine CL regular seasons)
  Click here for the updated baseball standings.
  Click here for The Wife's Song of the Day. (Over eight million views for this one. Video is as cool as the song.)

April 25
 
***The legendary Thomas "Hockey Puck" McKenna is baaaaack! He has been given a clean bill of health. He hopped a SEPTA bus and made the journey to Judge for tonight's Catholic League baseball game vs. Neumann-Goretti. Congrats on winning the long (since late December), difficult battle, Puck!!*** 
  Click
here for: Taylor-Made Defense.
 
Click here for: Ko, Justin, Ko!!
 
Click here for: He Exhibits Gerry Good Form.
 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for middle school JV baseball/lacrosse vs. Episcopal; varsity tennis vs. Harriton; girls varsity/JV lacrosse vs. Cheltenham.
 
Conwell-Egan sr. Jarrett Patman, also a football/basketball player, is headed to Chestnut Hill College for baseball.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. (La Salle and Malvern own impressive streaks)
  Hopefully, every high school team has quality seniors like these guys. Click here for Phil Anastasia's story.

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

April 24
  Click here for a special story on
Bok product Jihad Ward, who's about to be selected in the NFL draft. Click here for a pic from 2011.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. (A look at the accomplishments of Larry Kingsbury -- father of Malvern jr. RH Jimmy -- and his brothers, Scott and Russ. All three starred at Carroll and for all three, not only their school was the same -- smile.)
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day. (Love this part: Sitting here on the bench . . . With my back against the fence . . . Wondering if I have any sense.)

April 23
 
Penn Charter split a doubleheader at Perkiomen School. Click here for all boxscores/updated stats through 15 games.
 
Constitution product Savon Goodman will play basketball next season at La Salle University. Click here.
  Who would have thought? . . . Beyonce has forced change in the lacrosse world! Click here for Ace's story.
  ***During his high school days (and beyond),
Lincoln's Tyreek Wanamaker ('10) wrote entertaining reports for this website. Now Tyreek and some buddies are giving back to assorted Philly communities. Click here for Valerie Russ' story (and here for Tyreek's football offerings in the '09 season). Keep it rollin', 'Reek, and thanks again for your contributions!***
  Neumann-Goretti jr. C Dhamir "DaDa" Cosby-Roundtree will play college basketball at Villanova. Click here

  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. (Yesterday's Malvern-Penn Charter game sniffed rare 21st century air.)
  Click here for the updated baseball standings.
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day. (Over 7 million people have viewed this video. Join the club -- smile).

April 22
  Click
here for: They ReLAXed by Watching Baseball. (Large version is here.)
 
Click here for: All Along, He Knew He Had a Chance to Get It.
 
Click here for: No One Calls the Cops If THIS Gun is Brandished.
 
Click here for: Next Stop . . . The Grass Beyond the Fence.
  Penn Charter fell to Malvern, 12-7. Ted's report is posted. Stats here. Part 1 of pic set is
here. Part 2 of pic set is here.
 
Wood sr. WR James Gillespie will play college football at Widener.
 
Click here for a GoFundMe page set up by Malvern's trainer, Billy "Millsy" Mills, to support two major causes.
  Click here for Ace's story on
La Salle's Lacon family (assistant Patrick, players Liam and Kevin). Lacrosse is helping the guys stay strong through tough times.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. (A look at Ryan's Romano family . . . double sports duty rules!)
  Click here for the updated baseball standings.
  Click here for Huck's Song of the Day. 

April 21
  Click
here for: Are Touchdowns Now Possible in Tennis?
 
Click here for: Never Know Where You'll See a Legendary Coach.
 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for varsity tennis vs. Germantown Friends; varsity lacrosse vs. Malvern.
 
Click here for Joe Mason's story in the Northeast Times about Judge's dual threat baseball star, Dan Hammer.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. (A look at the recent two-day game between Bonner-Prendie and Wood, with boxscore)
  Click here for the updated baseball standings.
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

April 20
  Click
here for: Some Guys Warm Up for a Track Meet by . . .
 
Click here for: Back in the Day, This Was Cutting Edge.
 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for boys track vs. SCH Academy; JV softball vs. Germantown Friends.
 
Freshman OF Jimmy Herron (La Salle) leads Duke in batting average (.321), OBP (.411) and steals (14) and is second in runs (22). As you remember, he also starred in football at La Salle. In a recent newspaper article, Duke coach Chris Pollard said Jimmy is "a tremendous competitor. Hes got a football mentality out there on the baseball field." Multi-sport guys rule! 
 
Philly Screen, one of our advertisers, recently made T-shirts/hats for a spring street clean-up by North Broad Renaissance. Click here.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. (Penn Charter's very rare feat. It has NEVER happened in a MLB game)
  Click here for the updated baseball standings.
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

April 19
  Click
here for: Oh, Brother, What an Accomplishment!
 
Click here for: Frankly, He Did a Niiiiice Job.
 
Click here for: Double Past Dom, Despite a Great Effort.
 
Click here for: It'll Return to Earth Momentarily.
 
Penn Charter beat Haverford School, 8-1, and perhaps (definitely?) made WORLD baseball history! Ted's report is posted. Stats here. Pics here.
 
Best wishes going forward to Jim McCullough, the Philadelphia policeman who was recently shot in West Philly. He's a 2010 Judge grad and played some varsity football there.
  Click here for the updated baseball standings.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (The five "Our Guys" projected to be selected in the NFL draft were multi-sport athletes in high school. You should be, too)
 
Germantown Academy's basketball seniors have finalized their college plans. Click here.

  Click here for The Wife's Song of the Day. (Her shoutout to dances hosted by the ol' Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, in Berlin, NJ)

April 18
  **Brett Gordon, an all-time QB there (class of '98), is again the offensive coordinator at his alma mater,
La Salle.**
  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of John DelCollo. John, a retired football official at the college and high school levels and formerly the girls track coach at his alma mater, O'Hara ('66), passed away Saturday. RIP, John.
  Wood/B-P, tied at 4-4 after 10 innings, was suspended a shade after 7:30. Will be completed tomorrow . . . Exactly four years ago tomorrow, La Salle and B-P was suspended in the visiting 11th because of the
SUN!! Click here for Ted's story on that one. It was finished the next day and La Salle stormed to a 10-3 win. Click here for that story. The website reports on both parts can be found here (under April 19 & 20). . . Meanwhile, four years ago today, Ted covered a Pub game hosted by Swenson. Click here for a nutty photo set.
  Best wishes going forward to Albie Crosby, who has stepped down as
Imhotep's football coach. . . Interested in the job? Email your resume to Andre Noble, Imhotep's athletic director, at anoble@imhotepcharter.org by April 29. High school or college coaching experience is required.
  ***Summer is getting closer! . . . Click
here for pics of today's 3-hour visit to Ocean City, NJ.***
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (cbssports.com is predicting five "Our Guys" will be tabbed in the NFL draft; historical context)
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day (as suggested by Gerry Sasse, of PC's athletic department. The accompanying video stars
Joe Pantoliano, who later was Ralph of "The Sopranos." Thanks, Sas!)

April 17
 
Click here for a nice story involving college football.
  Click
here for: Never Know Which Players Will Be Standing Next to Each Other During Foul Shots.
  The 42nd annual City All-Star Football Game will be played Thursday, May 26, 7 p.m., at Northeast High, and will be streamed on SFBN. It's expected that rosters will be finalized next weekend.
  Click here for Tom Reifsnyder's story on Beat the Streets, a program dedicated to helping Philly wrestlers.
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

April 16
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (Pub/Cath/Int football guys on a list of the Top 105 junior prospects in Pennsylvania)
  Thanks to organizer Bianca Bryant (9th grade) and chief assistant Duncan Glew (ditto -- combo pic
here), Penn Charter held a student/teacher basketball tournament to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, in anticipation of next week's Big Climb Philly. Just under $450 was raised. The teachers won the championship game. Ted's report is posted. Pics here. Click here for a pic of the players/refs/organizers.
 
You won't believe this one . . . In a recent college game, Fairleigh Dickinson beat Coppin State, 35-24, as soph SS Bobby Romano (Ryan) went 4-for-6 with two doubles, five RBI and six runs scored. Frosh CF Craig Alleyne (SCH Academy) also started for FDU. Click here for the story and here for the play-by-play/boxscore. 
  A big-time pitcher from NJ is sitting out for a while. His advisor, former
O'Hara baseball/basketball star Jeff Randazzo, is not happy. Click here for Phil Anastasia's story.
  Click
here for: The Guy in Right Field Did a Much Better Job Than the Guy Behind the Lens.

 
Ted Taylor is in his 41st year of writing hobby columns. Click here for his latest offering. Thanks, Ted!
 
Del-Val basketball star Semaj Motley is still looking for a college home. Click here for Ace's story.
  Click here for the updated baseball standings.
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day. (Motown's first hit)

April 15
  In grade school,
Ryan Arcidiacono (maybe you've heard of him? -- smile) was a darn good football player for the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Romans, a combo CYO football team based in Doylestown. Click here for a video compiled by La Salle football historian Bill Wasylenko. (His son, Dan, played with Arch.) Thanks for this, Bill!
 
Click here for: A New Kind of "Sunglasses."
 
Click here for: Players Are Not Allowed to Ump.
 
Click here for: This Base Is Mine. I Got Here First.
 
Click here for: Hubba Bubba, What a Play!
 
Penn Charter fell to SCH Academy, 4-1. Ted's report is posted. Stats here. Pics here.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (Sports Illustrated predicts two "Our Guys" will be selected in the second round of the upcoming NFL draft. Accompanying list includes first/second-rounders since 1974)
 
Click here for Ace's girls lacrosse story on coach Colleen Magarity and star sr. Hannah Fox, of Penn Charter. (Wednesday night, Magarity was drafted for the new pro league. Click here.)

  Click here for the updated baseball standings.
  Click here for Huck's Song of the Day.

April 14
  Click
here for: Here's the Catch . . . in Unusual Fashion.
 
Click here for: If Track Doesn't Work Out, There's Always "Dancing With the Stars."
 
Click here for: Never Know Where You'll See a World-Class Juggler.
 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for many events (tennis, lacrosse practice, baseball, girls lacrosse/softball, coed track) involving middle school teams (opponents: Norwood-Fontbonne & SCH Academy).
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. (SCH Academy's Gunnar Hayes  sniffed rare air yesterday)
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. (Roman's Tony Carr sniffed rare air in the Donofrio Classic)

  Click here for the updated baseball standings.
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

April 13
 
Gunnar Hayes, a sr. RH for SCH Academy, pitched a no-no today. Congrats! His name can now be found on this list.
  Click here if you'd like to see SFBN's replay of yesterday's Haverford School-Malvern lacrosse classic.
  Click
here for: Write It Down Twice in the Scorebook -- 4-3. Those Are Their Position Numbers, and Uniform Numbers.
  Click
here for: White Infielders CAN Jump. . .

 
Click here for: The Umpire Didn't Get the Point.
 
Click here for: It's Not Easy to Face the Sun.
 
Click here for: Never Know Where You'll See a Disc Jockey.
 
In an Inter-Ac baseball opener, Penn Charter fell to Episcopal, 3-2. Ted's report is posted. Stats here. Pics here.
  Tiiiiime for a Stevebit.
Click here. (When it comes to title games, the Catholic League can hang with the big boys)
  In his days as a chief trainer for Cath/Pub schools, via Temple's groundbreaking sports medicine program, Jim Rogers more than pulled his weight. Click here for Joe Mason's story in the Northeast Times to see what Jim is "up" to now. 
 
Washington is starting a football Hall of Fame. Click here for info on the first induction banquet.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. (Top scoring performances in the last 17 Donofrio finals . . . seven new entries)

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day. (The Platters matter - smile).

April 12
 
In the Donofrio Classic final . . . Old School edged Team Hardnett, 127-126, in three OTs! Click here for the boxscore, all-tournament team and list of special honorees (bottom of that page) and thanks to tourney official Tom Brady for his help, like always, in pulling things together!
  In lacrosse, Haverford School scored the final five goals to stun Malvern, 10-9. Click here for Ace's story. (His Twitter page has video of the very late game-winner.)
 
Click here for: Returns by Nate Are Almost Always Great.
 
Click here for: Someone Had to Score Penn Charter's First Boys Lacrosse Goal on the New Turf Field . . .
 
Click here for: Not All Good Basketball Players Are on the Team.
 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for varsity/JV lacrosse vs. Episcopal; tennis vs. SCH Academy.
 
Drew Gordon, who enjoyed great success as La Salle's head football coach and last season assisted at McDevitt, his alma mater, is now on Tom Kirk's staff at Lansdale Catholic.
 
Click here for Bob Cooney's Daily News story on Joey Crawford.

  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. (Public basketball all-star teams based on geography, 1976-2016)
 
Did you know? Fred "Mad Dog" Carter, Ace's dad, was the first former NBA player to coach a women's college team. Click here for a Sports Illustrated story from 1979. Thanks for sending this, Ace!
  Yesterday, Lincoln beat Washington, 10-4, in the third annual Jackie Robinson Game. All players/coaches wore No. 42. Click
here for a regular pic and here for a gigantic version. Thanks to G-Dub coach Ken Geiser!
  A guy who is now quite famous (those colors are a hint) made an appearance on this website in the fall of 2006. Click here. Check out No. 3 in the middle of the front row. Can't recognize him? The roster is right below the pic. Thanks to Tom White for reminding us! 

  Click here for The Wife's Song of the Day.

April 11
 
Tomorrow's Donofrio championship game -- 7:30 at the Fellowship House, in Conshohocken -- will pit Team Hardnett vs. Old School Cavs. Lots of "Our Guys" stars!
  Sports Fan Base Network will stream tomorrow's lacrosse game between two nationally-ranked teams -- Haverford School at Malvern. The broadcast will start at 3:55. Click here. Ace will cover it.
  Click
here for: You'll Be Siani-ing Many More Baseball Highlights From This Family.
  Click
here for: Never Know When You'll See Your Daughter's Elementary School Classmate.
  Click
here for: Yo, You're Running the Wrong Way, Dude.
 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for middle school baseball vs. Norwood-Fontbonne; practice for JV softball/girls varsity lacrosse.
 
Click here for head shots of Penn Charter's softball players (IDs now added).
 
Congrats to O'Hara grad Joey Crawford on his great run as a ref in the NBA! He was honored yesterday by the Sixers. Click here for Chris Vito's story from the Delco Times (section on Joe follows the game details).

 
Saint Matthew, a grade school in Mayfair, this Saturday will induct its sixth class of basketball HOFers. Check out BASKETBALL on the Calendar Page.
 
Weather permitting, Washington today will host Lincoln in the third annual Jackie Robinson Game. All players/coaches will wear No. 42 jerseys.
  Click here for complete info on the second annual Stand by Steve Golf Classic, honoring the memory of 2009 La Salle High grad Stephen Stanton. It will be held Friday, May 6, at LuLu Country Club.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. (Non-Public basketball all-star teams based on geography, 1976-2016)
  Click here for The Wife's Song of the Day. (She has been given an extra choice this week because she was strong-armed into selecting "One Shining Moment" last Tuesday -- ha ha).

April 10
 
Yesterday in Hanau, Germany, Team Stars & Stripes, steered by former Penn Charter/Episcopal coach Bill Gallagher and powered in part by Philly guys, bested a team of Hanau high school all-stars, 36-0. Click here for a recap.
  A note from Frog . . . Ace played in the ASLC Media prelim today. He had three points (1-for-4 from deep), four rebounds, three assists and one steal.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. (The list of top Pub/Cath/Int scorers in 29 years of All-Star Labor Classics. No new entries for two years.)
  Click
here for Ace's combo team pic from the girls All-Star Labor Classic. Suburbs won, 42-38. Suburbs also won the boys game, 82-68.
  Ace will cover today's Labor Classic via his Twitter account. And the games will be broadcast on 610-AM, now an ESPN station. You can listen live here (girls at 1, boys at 2:30). SFBN is streaming the games. Just found out. Click here.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. (A look at Week One of CL play)

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day. (Time for a line dance.)

April 9
  Best wishes going forward to Jazz Williams, who no longer is
West Catholic's basketball coach.
  Soon, will kids make college commitments while learning the alphabet? Click here for Phil Anastasia's column on a trend that some (many?) find very disturbing.
  Football legends Pat Manzi and Dan Solis-Cohen will soon receive special awards. Click here for details.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. (Girls/boys rosters for tomorrow's All-Star Labor Classic)
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

April 8
 
At least 13 current/former Pub basketball coaches turned out today for Howard Ratinoff's funeral. These men were definitely on hand: Rick Beckett, C.M. Brown, Steve Gittleman, Frank Greco, Ken Hamilton, Gerald Hendricks, Steve Kane, Jerry Kleger, John Koskinen, Art Kratchman, Mitchell Kurtz, Mark "Max" Levin and Rich Yankowitz. (Other names will be added, if confirmation is provided.) Congrats to Eric Ratinoff on his wonderful tribute to Dad. 
 
Episcopal RB Dee Barlee and Judge lineman Kevin McGranaghan have been named captains for Team Stars & Stripes, which will play tomorrow in Hanau, Germany, in the Global Ambassadors Bowl.
  The service for former Edison basketball/football coach Howard Ratinoff will be held today, 11 a.m., at Bringhurst Funeral Home at West Laurel Hill Cemetery, 225 Belmont Ave., Bala Cywnyd, PA, 19004.
 
Washington product Corey Seidman, Randy's son, will defend his title tonight in The Great Phillies Debate. It will air on WIP-94.1, starting at 7 p.m., and will be held at the Valley Forge Casino. Kick butt, Corey!

  Click here for Huck's Song of the Day.

April 7
 
Randy Seidman has been incredibly busy. Click here for his lists of college honorees/home runs for the last three weeks. Thanks, Randy!
  UNLV freshman
Derrick Jones (Carroll) has declared for the NBA draft. Click here.
 
Click here for: Let the Hugging Begin!
 
Click here for: A  Major Accomplishment is on the Doorstep.
 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for girls varsity/JV lacrosse vs. Notre Dame.
 
Congrats to West Catholic product Michael Bazemore, the new assistant athletic director at Truman State, in Missouri! Michael starred in football for the Burrs, then played for Michigan State.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. (In 1958, Penn Charter product Jack Meyer, a righthanded reliever for the Phillies, twice made MLB waves in a two-week span)
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day. (This might be playing in a few dorm rooms at Villanova.)

April 6
 
Neumann-Goretti's Joe LaFiora threw a no-hitter today vs. Ryan. His effort is now listed on this page.
  The author of a new
Dick Allen book will be making a public appearance tomorrow night. Also, petitions will be available for fans to sign. Click here for details.
  In lacrosse, SJ Prep beat Ryan, 14-6. Click here for Ace's story.
 
Click here for: Never Know Where You'll See the Granddaughter of a Famous Philly Sports Figure. 
 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for girls track vs. Episcopal and Notre Dame. And click here for a pic of PC's boys/girls middle school track teams.
 
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Howard Ratinoff. Howard, who coached Edison's basketball team to the 1996 Pub championship, has passed away. He coached the hoops team for 24 seasons (1976-99) and the football team for four (1975-76, '78). Click here for a story written before the title game, here for a story about it and here for a pic from 1978. RIP, Howard.
 
Ex-North Catholic basketball star Jim Schultice received major support for last night's big moment. Click here for a pic.
  Let the fun begin/continue! Click
here for a pic of Villanova assistant Ashley Howard (SJ Prep/Bonner) and best buddy Henry "Doug" Fairfax, former star and coach at Haverford School.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. (League points scored by seven guys (updated) with ties to 2016 men's/women's national champs)
  In girls lacrosse yesterday, Episcopal beat Agnes Irwin, 11-10. Click here for Ace's story.
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

April 5
  ***Congrats to Connecticut women's coach
Geno Auriemma (Bishop Kenrick '72), who just won his 11th national championship. He now owns the NCAA record!! John Wooden won 10 with the UCLA men.***
  Congrats to the newest members of the City All-Star Chapter Hall of Fame!! . . .
Cosmo DeNicola, Al Goldis, Joe Hand Jr., Bobby Keyes, Jules "Babe" Love, Joe Malizia, Gene McAleer, Tom McCreesh, Jack Meehan, Ed Molush, Jim Schultice, Chalie Sgrillo.
  Click
here for: Pics Do Not Always Predict the Future.
 
Click here for: Hunt for a Goal Somewhere Else, Ladies.
 
Click here for: Who Knew? Dick Vermeil Is Still Inspiring Athletes.
 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for girls lacrosse and softball vs. SCH Academy.
  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Ray Williams. Ray, a star defensive lineman for Frankford's 2003 Public League football champs, passed away recently. RIP, Ray.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. (A look at the last eight seasons of the entertaining N-G/Wood baseball series)
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. (Another nugget inspired by the Speedy Morris party. Key numbers: 2,325 and 38)

  Click here for The Wife's Song of the Day. (She's not a gigantic sports fan, but she does make smart choices -- smile.)

April 4
  Click here for: Before He Fathered a Star Athlete. It concerns former Northeast star Phil Booth . . . and you know about
his son!!
 
**Congrats to Villanova!!**
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. (League scoring breakdown for the 22 former Speedy Morris players in attendance at yesterday's party)
  Play Ball!! Catholic League baseball action starts today. (Well, maybe. Rain might get in the way -- ugh.) Click here for the schedule.
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

April 3
  ***Click here for pics from today's special event for Speedy Morris. Click here for a pic (with IDs) that shows Speedy with former team members from Roman, Penn Charter and SJ Prep and here for a large version of that pic (no IDs).***
 
***A special event to honor Speedy Morris will be held today at MaGerks, in Fort Washington. Click here for full details under General Announcements. . . And check back tonight for photos.***
 
Bishop Kenrick product Geno Auriemma is the Associated Press  National Coach of the Year for women's basketball for the EIGHTH time! Congrats, Geno! Click here.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. (The streak of "Our Guys" MLB debuts stands at four. Let's hope it hits five!)
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

April 2
  The March 25
Tedbit has been updated to make note of Kevin Rafferty's late-game appearance in the Final Four.
  In lacrosse, Malvern beat Garnet Valley, 11-10, on a late trick play. Click here for Ace's story. (His Twitter page has the video.)
 
The Penn Charter TEAM PAGE now includes season totals.
 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for some pregame pics, thanks to PC teacher John Burkhart, of the baseball game vs. Judge (rain necessitated ground crew work). Judge won, 6-4. The Crusaders' first-year coach is Kenny Devenney (click here or larger version here), a first team All-City outfielder for PC in 2000 and '01.
  Click here for the list of returning baseball all-league honorees.
 
Four guys with Inter-Ac ties (three Haverford School, one Episcopal) have been named to the under-19 national lacrosse team. Click here for Ace's blurb.

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

April 1
  Click here for a story about
Bonner's amazing win in the 1989 CL baseball championship game. They shoulda made a movie. Bob Vent (RIP) was the Friars' coach.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. (NBA debuts by "Our Guys" in this century . . . historical context)
  Click here for Huck's Song of the Day. (This one was on Ted's playlist. Huck thieved it! . . . Nah, permission granted. Ha, ha.)

March 31
 
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Bob Vent. Bob, a 1962 Bonner grad with long ties to baseball, has passed away. He was Bonner's head coach for 20 seasons (1985-2004) and an assistant for 16 before that. He coached the Friars to the 1989 CL championship. He also spent time as the athletic director. RIP, Bob.
 
***Don't forget . . . A special event to honor Speedy Morris will be held Sunday at MaGerks, in Fort Washington. Click here for full details under General Announcements.***
  Click
here for: He Shoots . . . He Dings.

 
Ted Taylor is in his 41st year of writing hobby columns. Click here for his latest offering. Thanks, Ted!
 
In 1986, Penn Charter's baseball team rolled to records of 10-0 (league) and 20-3 (overall). Click here for a Celebration Page. 
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

March 30
 
Robert Coleman is no longer the director of athletics for The Pub. He and two assistants have been removed from their jobs.
 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for lacrosse vs. Lawrenceville School (NJ).
  Judge's roster is here. Thanks! All CL/I-A rosters are now posted. 
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. (Best buddies Henry "Doug" Fairfax and Ashley Howard enjoy another big moment)
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

March 29
 
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Bill Magarity. Bill, the point guard for La Salle High's 1963 Catholic League basketball champs, passed away last week. Bill's niece, Colleen Magarity, is Penn Charter's girls lacrosse coach. His brother, Joe, is Colleen's assistant. RIP, Bill.
  Click here for John Knebels' multi-pronged coverage of Malvern's recent, season-opening baseball win over SJ Prep. Sr. OF Chance DiFebbo won it with a . . .
  Click
here for: Some Softballs Are Bigger Than Others.
 
Click here for: Hot Iggity! . . . He's Gonna Score.
 
Click here for: Never Know Where You'll See a Quality QB.
 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for softball vs. Little Flower; baseball vs. Cheltenham.
 
Best wishes going forward to Frank Sciolla, who has stepped down as Conwell-Egan's basketball coach.
 
Malvern product Kevin Rafferty is now a popular bench guy for Villanova's Final Four squad. Click here to see what he did in 2011.
  Rosters for McDevitt and Conwell-Egan are here. Thanks! Next? 
  Congrats to Immaculata's Mark Hueber (played at
SJ Prep; wrote about games for this website even beforehand), who will be honored tomorrow night by the Markward Club for his academic prowess and will present Ferguson awards to the 2016 winners! Mark will graduate this spring (in just three years). He has been a two-sport captain in hoops/tennis, an all-conference performer in the latter and thrice an all-academic honoree. His GPA is 3.9. Way to go, Mark!
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. (The updated "Power Points" list for All-City hoops honorees, 1974-2016)
  Click here for The Wife's Song of the Day.

March 28
  The names of the All-City honorees are now on the master lists:
First Names from A to C
First Names from D to G
First Names from H to J
First Names from K to M
First Names from N to R

First Names from S to Z

 
***Click here for Ace's Daily News All-City, All-Catholic and All-Public teams and congrats to the City Player of the Year, Roman sr. F Lamar Stevens!***
 
SCH Academy's roster is here. Thanks! Next? 
 
Ruben Amaro coached first base against the Phillies yesterday. Click here for Matt Breen's story.
  ***It is expected that Ace's all-star basketball teams will appear in tomorrow's Daily News.***
  Check out the updated all-time Markward Club files . . .
Overall Winners
Catholic League Winners
Public League Winners
Inter-Ac League Winners

 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. (A nugget on Lionel Simmons, with a cool pic included)
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

March 27
 
Click here for details on this year's most important Markward Club event -- a dinner on Wednesday.
 
Ryan sr. P Shane McGrody will play college baseball at Gwynedd Mercy.
  Ryan's roster is here. Thanks! Next? 
  One of the refs in last night's Villanova-Kansas game was Jeffery "Monk" Clark, a first team All-City player for
Frankford in '77 and the Co-Big 5 Player of the Year for St. Joseph's in 1982. Click here for a Tedbit on Jeff and his great hoops family from last year (April 1) and here for a pic from January 2015. (As things turned out, he was an alternate for that Final Four game.) . . . Also, Jeff and Ryan Arcidiacono's father, Joe, played against each other in the 1975 City Title football game. Joe was was a lineman for Judge (and then played for 'Nova). Jeff was a d-back/punter. After a safety, he boomed a free kick 80 yards to the other end zone. Judge won, 9-7.)
 
Click here for Ted's Song of the Day. (Happy Easter!)

March 26
 
Rosters for Carroll and Bonner-Prendie are here. Thanks! Next?
  Click here for Mike Jensen's story on the defensive contributions made by
Stephen Vasturia (SJ Prep) in Notre Dame's win.
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

March 25
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. ("Our Guys" on Final Four teams in this century)
  Click here for Bob Cooney's story on Notre Dame jr. G
Stephen/Steve Vasturia (SJ Prep) . . . with a nugget on ND assistant Martin Ingelsby (Carroll) mixed in.
(Note from Ted: When Vasturia was playing for the Prep, he said he preferred to go by Stephen, so I always used that when referring to him. Has he changed his mind? Not sure -- smile).
  Click here for Huck's Song of the Day.

March 24
  Click
here for: This Just-in . . . He's Soaring.
 
Click here for: Never Know Where You'll See the Most Successful Coach in Catholic League Track History.
 
Click here for: Never Know Where You'll See Two Members of an All-Time Lacrosse-Football Family.
 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for lacrosse vs. Academy of the New Church and track vs. Moorestown (NJ); set starts with some pics of pickup basketball game on new outdoor basket. And click here for a large version of PC's track team pic.
  Click here for head shots of Penn Charter's varsity baseball players (IDs now added. Thanks to assistant Justin Hanley for his help!)

  Lansdale's roster is here. Thanks! Next? 
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. (Stephen Vasturia/Ja'Quan Newton have reached quite the milestone)
  In 1981,
Penn Charter's baseball team rolled to records of 10-0 (league) and 18-2 (overall). Click here for a Celebration Page. 

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day. (Had to go with this one based on the post that's right above -- ha ha).

March 23
  Though it lost 22 seniors,
Haverford School still hopes to rule Inter-Ac lacrosse. Click here for Ace's story.
 
Click here for: These La Salle Guys Tackled Another Sporting Chore . . . and Fared Well!
  Roman's roster is here. Thanks! Next?
 
***Don't forget . . . A special event to honor Speedy Morris will be held April 3 at MaGerks, in Fort Washington. Click here for full details under General Announcements.***
  Wood's roster is here. Thanks! Next? 
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. (A breakdown of victory margins for the CL's six "sweepers" during the PIAA era)
  Tonight at 6:30 and 10:30 on The Comcast Network, "Varsity Voice . . . Presented by SFBN" will show highlights and interviews from Hershey's moments with the focus on the local state champions -- N-G's boys and girls, Wood's girls and Roman's boys. Ace will also be in studio to recap the weekend and the year in city basketball.
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

March 22
  Major congrats to La Salle's
Lionel Simmons (Southern '86), who next November will be inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame!! Click here. . . Another inductee: Doug Collins, the father-in-law of Carroll coach Paul Romanczuk. Congrats to him, as well!
 
Ryan sr. F Austin Chabot will play college basketball at Holy Family.
  Episcopal's roster is here. Thanks! Next?
 
Click here for: Keep Your Eye (and/or Chin) on the Ball.
 
Click here for: Three's Company . . . at Third.
 
Click here for: For Some, the Sports "May"hem Never Ends.
 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for girls lacrosse vs. St. Hubert; track vs. New Foundations; tennis vs. La Salle; lacrosse vs. St. Stephen's & St. Agnes; JV baseball vs. Roman; softball vs. Merion Mercy (all scrimmages except for boys lacrosse).
  Rosters for La Salle, Germantown Academy, SJ Prep, Malvern and O'Hara are here. Thanks! Next?
  Fox29 made visits today to Catholic schools that won state championships. The videos can be found on this page.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. (Stats for Roman's starters in six championship games over the last two seasons)
  Click here for The Wife's Song of the Day.

March 21
 
Neumann-Goretti's roster is here. Thanks! Next?
  Check out updated links for historical Catholic League files . . .
Champions, Year by Year
City Title Game Recaps
City Title Game Records
Coaches' All-League Teams, 1920-69

Coaches' All-League Teams, 1970-
Coaches' First Team All-Catholics, by School, 1941-
Coaches and Their Records
Coaches' Playoff Records

Leading Votegetters on Coaches' All-League Teams
League Finishes, Year by Year, 1964-

Multiple Coaches' All-League Honorees
Recaps of Playoff Games, 1939-70
Recaps of Playoff Games, 1971-90
Recaps of Playoff Games, 1991-
Recaps of Title Games

Rotations of Title Teams
Standings, 1920-63
Standings, 1964-
Starters for Semifinalists
State Title Team Rotations
Top One-Season Scoring Averages
Top One-Season Scoring Averages, by School
Top Performances in Playoff Games
Top Performances in Title Games

 
Haverford School's roster is here. Thanks! Next?
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. (Breakdown of overall records for CL teams in this century)
  Click here for a list of all Catholic/Inter-Ac players in this century with season averages of at least 15 points.
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day. (Who didn't dream of being a Drell? -- ha ha.)

March 20
  Yesterday at Penn State, the Flyers Cup champ (
La Salle) beat the Penguins Cup champ (Erie Cathedral Prep), 7-1, for the Pennsylvania ice hockey title. Click here for a story and here for a group pic. Thanks to Joe Parisi for his help!
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. (D-12 again placed four teams in PIAA finals. All-time breakdown) 
  **At 11:30 this morning, Aaron "Ace" Carter will appear on NBC10's @Issue program to discuss his recent column on bad fan behavior.**
 
Click here for a photo of Wood's girls state champs and here for a photo of Roman's boys state champs. Thanks to Steve Haug.

 
Click here for the final numbers for all CL scorers in 2015-16.
  Click
here for the final list of High-Point Performances in 2015-16.
 
Click here for the final list of Leading Career Scorers in the Catholic/Inter-Ac (along with all-time 1,000-Point guys)
 
Back on March 4, we invited people to predict the CL's total record for state playoffs. Paul Valcukas nailed it at 13-2 . . . Mike Gioquindo came the closest with finals predictions. Congrats, guys!
 
Click here for the final Overall Scoring Leaders (10.0 minimum).
  The March 16 Tedbit has been updated to include
Tony Carr.
  Click here for recaps of all 2016 state playoffs.

  ***Click
here for the Roman Tribute Page . . . Thanks to Steve Haug for the photo and to John Knebels for providing the box! (Ace was on a tight deadline.)***
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day. (OK, so the subject matter isn't basketball, but all Cahillites can sing this today -- smile).

March 19
  The state title rotations for
Roman and N-G are now on this page.
 
Click here for the final standings/overall records.

  The Catholic second TEAM PAGE has been updated. See link in BASKETBALL '16.
 
Roman beat Allderdice, 73-62, to claim its second consecutive Class AAAA state championship. Ace's story is here.
 
Click here for a photo of Neumann-Goretti's girls state champs and here for a photo of the seniors on N-G's boys state champs. Thanks to Steve Haug.
  *Click here for Randy Seidman's latest batch (covering two weeks) of H
ometown Philly College Baseball Awards . . . And click here for his annual list of Philly Guys in College Baseball. Thanks, Randy!*
  Click here for Ace's story on the challenging situation faced by
Roman's D'Andre Vilmar well before last year's AAAA final.
  Click here for Ace's story on MC&S' loss to Kennedy Catholic in yesterday's Class A final.
  Click here for a story that ties the success of Southeastern Pa. hoops teams to AAU programs.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. (In 18 seasons as N-G's coach, Carl Arrigale has won two thirds of the available championships)
  The Tedbits for March 3, 5, 9, 16, 17 and 18 have been updated.
  Click here for a recap of the AAA final.
  Click here for the updated standings/overall records.
 
***Click here for the Neumann-Goretti Tribute Page . . . and thanks to Ace for the photos!***
 
Click here for Ted's Song of the Day. (This song is the perfect fit because N-G has won "1-2-3" titles in a row for the second time. Also, the singer, Len Barry, was a basketball player -- rotation member for  Overbrook's 1959 Pub/City hoops champions. His real name is Leonard Borisoff. He was also the lead singer for the Dovells, who recorded "Bristol Stomp" in 1961.)

March 18
  The Catholic second TEAM PAGE has been updated. See link in BASKETBALL '16.
  In the Class AAA final . . .
  Neumann-Goretti beat Mars, 99-66, while breaking the record for most points scored in a championship game (all classifications) and becoming the first team in state hoops history to twice win three consecutive crowns (2010-12, 2014-16).
 
Click here for: On Track for a Quick Dinner.
 
Click here for: This Effort by Toso is Definitely Not So-So.
 
Click here for: By George, My Son Is Batting!
 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for baseball vs. Friends' Central and girls track vs. Ryan/Nazareth Academy.
  ***We are now accepting baseball rosters for Catholic/Inter-Ac teams. Please send to
tedtee307@yahoo.com. Thanks!***
  The state basketball championships will be streamed here.
 
La Salle has claimed its fifth consecutive Class AAA swimming championship. Click here and here.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. (Postseason scoring breakdown for Neumann-Goretti)
  Take a guess!! . . . Two teams (Roman/N-G) will compete in state finals this weekend. Will they win? Send your guesses, with victory/loss margins for each team, to
tedtee307@yahoo.com by 7 p.m.
The thousands of guesses (not really - smile) are posted
here.

  Click here for Huck's Song of the Day.

March 17
  Click here for Joe Mason's Northeast Times story on Holy Family star sr. G
Reggie Charles (Judge).
  Click here for Mike Kern's story on the relationship between Temple coach
Fran Dunphy (Malvern '66) and Iowa coach Fran McCaffery (La Salle '77). Their teams will meet tomorrow.
  Click here for recaps of the CL's appearances in state semifinals.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. (Neumann-Goretti has another shot to make PIAA hsitory)
  Click here for Ace's story on
MC&S soph G Kwahzere Ransom, formerly of Bonner-Prendie.

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day. (He was 12.)

March 16
  Congrats to Holy Family coach
R.C. Kehoe (Roman), who was named the Philly-area Small College Coach of the Year! Congrats also to HF assistant Ryan Haigh (Judge), who was inducted into HF's HOF for his exploits there as a player!
  Click here for the rough-draft rosters for the upcoming Donofrio Classic. Thanks to Tom Brady!
  Click here for info on tonight's Markward Club dinner.
 
Click here for: In Case You're Not Sure Which School Is Hosting This Track Meet . . . 
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. (N-G's Quade Green and Zane Martin own spots on the CL's state points list . . . and yesterday's entry has been updated).
  Click here to see the opponents/sites/times for Roman and Neumann-Goretti in state finals.
  The Catholic second TEAM PAGE has been updated. See link in BASKETBALL '16.
  Click here for Ace's story on Neumann-Goretti's win over Imhotep in a Class AAA semifinal.
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

March 15
 
Click here for the updated standings/overall records.
  In a AAAA semifinal . . . Roman won. Score here.
  Click
here for: It's Up There Somewhere.
  In a AAA semifinal . . . Neumann-Goretti won. Score here.
 
Click here for: Putting Demands on His Body Is Not a Stretch.
 
Click here for: Not Exactly Standing Pat.
 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for girls varsity/JV lacrosse vs. Friends' Central (games) and varsity/JV track vs. Friends' Central and Holy Ghost Prep (scrimmage).
  The N-G/Imhotep game (6 o'clock start) will be streamed. Click here. (Subscription price: $10 for one day; $15 for one month.)
  Well before he fathered Aaron "Ace" Carter, Fred "Mad Dog" Carter was the best player for the 9-73 Sixers in 1972-73. Click here for Mark Perner's story.
  Take a guess!! . . . Two teams (Roman/N-G) will compete in state semis tonight. Will they win? Send your guesses, with victory/loss margins for each team, to
tedtee307@yahoo.com by 5 p.m. Thanks! Guesses received in time are now posted
here. Ken Woodring is the winner!! He got both winners and missed the total by just one point.
  Click
here for the updated list of High-Point Performances in 2015-16.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. (In anticipation of tonight's state semis . . . Breakdown: CL vs. District 1 and Pub teams)

  Click here for The Wife's Song of the Day.

March 14
 
**Click here for the brackets/schedule for the upcoming Donofrio Classic. Thanks to Tom Brady!**
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. (Catholic/Inter-Ac guys in the NCAA tournament)
  Click here for Ace's column on a disturbing comment yelled during Saturday's P-W/Gratz Class AAAA quarterfinal.
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day. (With the weather in mind.)

March 13
 
***Click here for Huck's predictions for the NCAA bracket (final version at 5:37 p.m. - - - glitch corrected). Breakdown of Huck vs. Joe Lunardi has been added.***
 
Click here to see the semifinal opponents/sites/times for Roman and Neumann-Goretti.
  Click here for recaps of the CL's appearances in state quarterfinals.
 
Click here for the updated Overall Scoring Leaders (10.0 minimum).
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. (C-E's LaPri McCray-Pace and Vinny Dalessandro finished their careers in a special club)
 
Click here for the updated list of Leading Career Scorers in the Catholic/Inter-Ac (along with all-time 1,000-Point guys). . . Congrats to C-E sr. F-C Vinny Dalessandro,  who yesterday joined the club!
  The Catholic TEAM PAGES have been updated. See links in BASKETBALL '16.
  Click here for Ace's story on Gratz' loss to Plymouth-Whitemarsh in a AAAA quarterfinal.
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day. (The better half in this song was born Thomasina Montgomery. She attended Germantown High and left us way too young. RIP.)

March 12
 
Click here for the updated standings/overall records.
  In a AAAA quarterfinal . . . Roman won. Score here.
  In a AA quarterfinal . . . Conwell-Egan lost. Score here.
 
Ted Taylor is in his 41st year of writing hobby columns. Click here for his latest offering. Thanks, Ted!
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. (N-G coach Carl Arrigale has won at least 25 games in half of his 18 seasons)
  The Catholic second TEAM PAGE has been updated. See link in BASKETBALL '16.
  Click here for Ace's story on Imhotep's victory over Del-Val in a AAA quarterfinal.
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day. (He did more than wallop homers from here to Wampum. This IS Richard Anthony "Dick" Allen.)

March 11
 
Click here for the updated standings/overall records.
  In a AAA quarterfinal . . . Neumann-Goretti won. Score here.
  Alumnus Mike Watkins ('99), an All-Catholic DB and the team's defensive coordinator in '14 and '15, is
McDevitt's new football coach.
 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for JV baseball (scrimmage) vs. Germantown Friends and girls lacrosse (scrimmage) vs. Lakeside (NJ).
 
Note: This past Tuesday's baseball event between Penn Charter and Germantown Friends has been downgraded from a game to scrimmage. Stats have been removed from TEAM PAGE.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. (Sixty years ago, the Philadelphia Warriors won the NBA championship thanks in large part to four all-time stars at now-Big 5 schools . . . Thanks to Don DiJulia for providing the spark for this nugget!)
  Click here for Huck's Song of the Day. (The group's lead singer, Jim Phillips, was an All-Catholic running back for
West Catholic in '65.)

March 10
 
Carroll sr. G Ryan Daly is no longer committed to Hartford.
  The March 3 Tedbit has been updated.
Click here.
  Starting tomorrow, the Song of the Day every Friday will come courtesy of Huck. He's a former DJ and he wants in! Ha, ha. His first choice will have a
West Catholic connection.
  Click here to see the quarterfinal opponents/sites/times for Roman and Conwell-Egan.
 
Penn Charter last night held its awards ceremony for the winter sports. Click here for John Burkhart's group pic. Thanks, John!
  Click here for recaps of the CL's appearances in second-round state playoffs.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. (The number of CL qualifiers for PIAA quarterfinals is now up to . . . )

 
Click here for the updated list of Leading Career Scorers in the Catholic/Inter-Ac (along with all-time 1,000-Point guys). . . Congrats to Roman sr. G Tony Carr, who last night joined the club!
 
The Catholic TEAM PAGES have been updated. See links in BASKETBALL '16.
  Click here for Ace's story on Conwell-Egan's second-round AA win over Minersville.
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

March 9
 
Click here for the updated standings/overall records.
  In a AAAA second-round game . . . Roman won. Score here.
  In a AA second-round game . . . Conwell-Egan won. Score here.
  Click
here for: All Riiiiiiight . . . He's Now a Lefty.
 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for practices: boys tennis, JV softball, boys/girls track & field, girls lacrosse.
 
As reported by Michael Murphy, Haverford School's football coach: Every senior member of his team will be playing a sport in college. The list follows . . .
Mickey Kober - Football - Muhlenberg
Frank Cresta - Football - Muhlenberg
Brian Denoncour - Football - Franklin & Marshall
Kevin Carter - Football - Ithaca
Micah Sims - Track - Bucknell
Dox Aitken - Lacrosse - Virginia
Forry Smith - Lacrosse - Johns Hopkins
Tommy McNamara - Lacrosse - Notre Dame
Alex Demarco - Lacrosse - Penn
Keyveat Postell - Lacrosse - Penn
Andrew Fine - Lacrosse - Franklin & Marshall

  Click here to see the quarterfinal opponent/site/time for N-G.
  In his stints at
Dougherty and Fels, Mark Heimerdinger has collected more than 500 wins. Click here for Joe Mason's ringing-tribute story in this week's Northeast Times.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. (Neumann-Goretti once again makes outburst history)
  Based on info from assistant Mike Higgins, slight adjustments have been made to C-E's scoring in the CL playoff vs. B-P. Thanks, Mike.
  Click here for the updated list of Leading Career Scorers in the Catholic/Inter-Ac (along with all-time 1,000-Point guys).
 
The Catholic TEAM PAGES have been updated. See links in BASKETBALL '16.
  Click here for Ace's story on Del-Val's second-round AAA win over Lampeter-Strasburg.
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

March 8
 
Click here for the updated standings/overall records.
  In Class AAA second-round games . . . N-G won (and you won't believe how many points the Saints scored). Carroll lost. Scores are here.
  Click
here for: So, What Were YOU Doing Exactly Two Years Ago Today? (PC's baseball crew was not exactly hitting/pitching.)
  Click
here for: What Is Wrong With This Picture? (Includes caption.) And click here for a large version. (No caption.)
 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for baseball (game) and softball (scrimmage) vs. Germantown Friends.
 
Ex-MLBer Mike Costanzo is now the co-head coach at his alma mater, Carroll.
 
Click here for Dick Jerardi's column on Drexel's former basketball coach, James "Bruiser" Flint (Episcopal '83).
 
Website stalwart Mark "Frog" Carfagno is still fighting to make sure people know that Dick Allen belongs in the Baseball Hall of Fame. The next chance for election will come in 2017. Please click here and sign a petition to let people know that Allen has strong support. Thanks. (No donation is required. Just hit EXIT and your entry on the petition will be noted.) . . . Also, click here for a recent interview. 
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. (Lengthy coaching stints for "Our Guys" at City Six schools)
  Click
here
for The Wife's Song of the Day. (She has assumed command of Tuesdays. Ha, ha. . . Today's choice, with the weather in mind, is perfect!) 

March 7
  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Dick Weirauch. Mr. Weirauch, former president of the Frankford Boys Club for over 35 years, passed away last night.
Under his leadership, the club produced hundreds of athletes for schools such as Frankford, North Catholic, Father Judge, Cardinal Dougherty, Penn Charter, La Salle and St. Joseph's Prep. Funeral arrangements TBA. RIP, sir.
  College commitments for Gtn. Academy's football seniors: WR Mike Gilmore and DE Kwasi Ampomah (Muhlenberg), OL-DL Matt Hermann (Penn's sprint team). Slated to play other sports: OL Bill Brittingham (baseball at Muhlenberg) and WR-DB Jimmy McAfee (lacrosse at Amherst). 
  **Click here for Kate Harman's story on Mary Greenberg, the most supportive mom/grandmom you could ever hope to meet. Four granddaughters are members of Wood's varsity.**
  Best wishes going forward to Episcopal grad James "Bruiser" Flint, who is no longer Drexel's basketball coach (after 15 seasons).

  Click here for an update on former
Robeson/Immaculata basketball player Xavier Brown, who's now part of a master's program at the University of Pennsylvania. He was an assistant this season to Robeson coach Rob Powlen. Best of luck, Xavier!
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. (A special CL accomplishment is on the doorstep)
  Click
here for the updated list of High-Point Performances in 2015-16.

  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

March 6
  Click here for recaps of the CL's appearances in first-round state playoffs.
  Click here for the updated list of Leading Career Scorers in the Catholic/Inter-Ac (along with all-time 1,000-Point guys).
  Click here to see the second-round opponents for CL teams.
Now includes sites/times. 
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. (First-round CL perfection, yet again . . . Also, the March 3 entry has been updated and Roman's Tony Carr now shares the top spot)
  The Catholic TEAM PAGES have been updated. See links in BASKETBALL '16.
  Click here for Ace's story on Gratz' first-round AAAA win over Lower Merion.
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day. ("Tough Tony")

March 5
  Click
here for: Never Know When You'll See "Hockey Puck" With a Newly Voted-in Member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. (Yes, Marvin Harrison also loves Hock.  Came down from the top row of the stands to pose for this pic. Thanks, Marvin. Much appreciated!)
  **Accompanied by his sister, Linda, and brother-in-law, Gil, beloved
Roman Catholic assistant Thomas "Hockey Puck" McKenna today was able to see his team play a game for the first time in two-plus months. Click here for a photo set.**
 
Click here for the updated standings/overall records.
  In a AAAA first-round game . . . Roman won.
Score here.
  In a AA first-round game . . . Conwell-Egan won.
Score here.
 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for lacrosse vs. alumni (and some friends).
 
Judge grad Brian Hennessey scored the winning bucket last night as Gwynedd Mercy, after a bus trip to Ohio, pulled off a huge upset in the first round of the D-III tourney. Click here.
 
 Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. (Carroll almost broke a record)
  The Catholic TEAM PAGES have been updated. See links in BASKETBALL '16.
  Click here for Ace's story on N-G's first-round AAA win over ELCO (Eastern Lebanon County).
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

March 4
  Click here for the updated standings/overall records.
  In AAA first-round games . . . N-G and Carroll won. Scores here.
  Congrats to Joe Malizia, who long has filmed high school football games in Philly. On April 5, with others, he'll be inducted into the City All-Star Chapter's Hall of Fame (branch of the Pa. Sports Hall of Fame). Click here for info.
  Best wishes to former
Egan hoops star Brian Townsend ('74), who recently underwent major heart surgery. He is expected to be fine by March 31, when he'll be inducted into the school's sport HOF.
 
***PUCK IS NOW HOME!!***
 
Click here for Valerie Russ' DN obit on Paul Knebels, who was born on Leap Day and died on Leap Day. RIP, sir. (Mr. Knebels' nephew, John Knebels, is a long-time Philly sports writer and has made contributions to this site. He will deliver the eulogy at the funeral.)
  Take a guess!! . . . Four CL teams (C-E, N-G, Carroll, Roman) will compete in state playoffs. The best possible record would be 19-1 (since there are two teams in AAA; they're in different halves of the bracket). What will be the total record? Send your guess, with breakdown by teams, to
tedtee307@yahoo.com by 4 p.m. Thanks!
Click
here to see the guesses. Thanks to all participants!
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. (The lowest-scoring, 1,000-Point Guys in CL history . . . and three players wouldn't mind barging their way onto the list)

  Click here for Ace's feature on Del-Val coach Jason Harrigan.
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day. (From the best movie ever.)

March 3
 
Great news!! The legendary Thomas "Hockey Puck" McKenna is slated to head home tomorrow. All folks who even remotely know him wish him all the best. He is extremely thankful that so many people called him and/or made visits to the hospital, then the rehabilitation center. Go, Hock/Puck!!
 
Congrats to Hofstra sr. G Juan'ya Green (Carroll), the CAA's Player of the Year!
  Have you heard about the restriction that may be coming to Ivy League football? Click here.
  >>> Look to the right for two files in
Penn Charter Baseball.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. (Top scoring performances by Catholic League guys in state playoffs)
  *Click here for Randy Seidman's second batch of H
ometown Philly College Baseball Awards. Thanks, Randy!*
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day. (The lead singer of this group was Ron Tyson -- real name Ronald Tyson Presson. Since '83, he has been singing for the Temptations. His sons, Damion ('92) and Ryan ('97), were All-Catholic basketball players for
McDevitt.)

March 2
 
Haverford School recently inducted new honorees into its Athletic Hall of Fame. Click here for pics, as provided by school publicist Dawn Blake. Thanks, Dawn!
 
SJ Prep product Gene Williams, a sr. WG at Johns Hopkins, has earned a special award. Click here.
 
Click here for: Never Know Where You'll See an Extra McDonald's Arch.
  Click here to read about the shocking development that's hitting a Western Pa. team just a few days short of the state playoffs.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. (Quade Green's still-outstanding shooting numbers in 2015-16 Catholic/CT games) 
  On April 3, a special event will be held to honor coach Bill "Speedy" Morris, who this season became the first Pennsylvania high school basketball coach to notch 300 wins at two schools (
Roman/SJ Prep).
Click here for a special Facebook page (accessible to all) with info and here for a note on the Calendar Page.
  In anticipation of next season, four underclassmen with at least 600 career points have been added to this list.
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day. 

March 1
 
SJ Prep lost its stat sheet after losing to Roman in a Catholic League quarterfinal. Tonight, after assistant Keith Morris resolved an issue regarding the video, Huck was able to watch and keep stats. Click here. Thanks, Huck!
  Click
here for: Siamese, Maybe?
 
Neumann-Goretti is pickin' up a cool $300,000. Click here.
 
Malvern football coach Aaron Brady is stepping out of his comfort zone . . . and the ladies will appreciate him. Click here.
 
Click here for a video documentary that details a VERY special moment in Roman's basketball history . . . back in the 1902-03 season.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. (A look at the CL's performance in state playoffs, 2009-15)
 
Frankford product Joe "Lugo" Lawinski is stepping away from coaching football after four decades at many schools. Click here for Dave Shipton's story. Best of luck going forward, Joe!
  Click
here for The Wife's Song of the Day -- it's dedicated to the memory of her beloved cat, Patricia, a k a "Pat the Cat", who passed away last week at age 17. (The Wife thinks this version of the song tops the original.)

Feb. 29
  Click here for details on this week's Markward Club dinner
(updated with more honorees).
 
Click here for: Happy Leap Day!! (Best wishes sent your way by the hurdlers on PC's girls track team)
  Click
here for: Coaching the Baseball Team Sometimes Involves More Than Throwing Batting Practice and/or Hitting Fungoes. (PC's David Miller makes sure the infield is tidy) 
 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for assorted practices (baseball, softball, boys/girls lacrosse, boys/girls track & field).
  Click here for the final numbers for all Inter-Ac scorers in 2015-16.
  These historical Inter-Ac files have been updated . . .
Champions, Year by Year
Coaches' All-League Teams
Coaches and Their Records
Coaches' First Team All-Inter-Acs, by School, 1941-
Multiple Coaches' All-League Honorees
Rotations of Title Teams
Season Recaps (no playoffs)
Standings, Year by Year
Top One-Season Scoring Averages

 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. (A list of all starters for Jim Fenerty's 16 Inter-Ac champs)
  Click here for Ted's Song of the Day.

Feb. 28
 
PIAA brackets are here . . . 4A - 3A - 2A - 1A
  The photos from yesterday's Pa. Independent Schools Tournament finals are now in
this album. Earlier issue has been fixed.
  **Click here for the schedule of first-round state playoffs involving Catholic League teams.**
  Note from Ted: In my next life, I might be a DJ. So, get ready for daily links to Ted's Song of the Day. Click here for No. 1.  
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. (Pub points scored by five members of King's coaching staff)
  Click here for the updated Overall Scoring Leaders (Catholic and Inter-Ac; 10.0 average minimum).

  Click here for the updated list of Leading Career Scorers in the Catholic/Inter-Ac (along with all-time 1,000-Point guys).
  The Inter-Ac TEAM PAGE has been
finalized. See link in BASKETBALL '16.

Feb. 27
 
Click here for the updated standings/overall records.
  Click here for the boxscores from last night's City Titles (stats only for CL teams). Thanks to Ace, Frog Carfagno, Keith Hines and Mike Chesney for their help!
  Click
here for: One Way to Honor the Seniors (and here for their actual look)
 
Click here for: Putting His Brandon Dunking. (And click here for a video via SFBN.)
  In the Pa. Indy Tourney final (hosted by
Penn Charter) . . .
  Germantown Academy fell to Westtown, 73-65, before an overflow crowd of close to 1,000. Click here for a story. Pics
here (set starts with second half of Mercersburg-Shipley girls final).

 
Click here for: Good Block, Man.
  Click here for the updated City Title Game records (N-G's Dhamir "DaDa" Cosby-Roundtree, 16 field goals, and Quade Green, 15 free throws, now own all-time bests).
  Cecil Mosenson, Wilt Chamberlain's coach at
Overbrook, has filed a lawsuit over alleged fraud, etc., involving old films. Click here.
  Click here for the City Title recaps (bottom of that page). Click here for the full boxscores (stats only for CL teams).
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. (N-G finally suffers a second consecutive "meaningful" loss during the PIAA era)
  The Catholic and Inter-Ac TEAM PAGES have been updated. See links in BASKETBALL '16.

Feb. 26
 
Click here for the updated standings/overall records.
  In City Titles at Saint Joseph's University . . .
  AAA: Neumann-Goretti fell to Del-Val, 81-79. Ace's story is here.
  AA: Conwell-Egan beat Mastery North, 70-58. Ace's story is here.
  AAAA: Roman beat King, 64-53.
  In the Pa. Indy Tourney semis (hosted by
Penn Charter) . . .
  Episcopal fell to Westtown, 56-42, and Germantown Academy beat Hill, 72-58. Pics of both games
here.
  A GoFundMe page has been set up to help popular basketball referee Tim Tirabasso, who is battling severe health issues. Click here and please help if you can. Thank you. We wish you the best, Tim!
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. (This is the Catholic League's best season in this century . . . By one standard, anyway.)
  Click here for tonight's City Title schedule. All games to be streamed by Sports Fan Base Network. Cost: $5 per game or $12 for all three.
  The second Catholic TEAM PAGE has been updated. See link in BASKETBALL '16.

Feb. 25
 
Click here for the updated standings/overall records.
  In D-12's showdown game for the 3rd seed in Class AAAA . . .
  Gratz beat Ryan, 60-55. Ace's story is here
  DT Mark Webb, who played his high school football at
Bok/Southern and has recently starred for Valley Forge Military's JC program, will next attend West Chester University. 
  Click here for the Inter-Ac League Master Baseball Schedule, as provided by Gene "Commish" Otto. Thanks, Gene!
 
Two more Roman baseball seniors have made college commitments: Kevin Glynn, C, Cabrini and Werten Bellamy, OF, Morehouse. They join Noah Clement (Millersville) and Greg Grandelli (Immaculata).
  Congrats to
Gtn. Academy grad Tim Guers, a frosh basketball G at St. Anselm College, in New Hampshire. He has been named the Northeast-10 Conference Rookie of the Year! Among other things, he has nailed 41 percent of his treys.
 
Click here for: First, Let Me Have Some Time to Absorb a Bump From This Annoying Spectator.

  ***Randy Seidman is back for season No. 11 of his
Hometown Philly College Baseball Awards. Click here for the first batch of 2016. Thanks, Randy!***
  Click here for the updated list of Leading Career Scorers in the Catholic/Inter-Ac (along with all-time 1,000-Point guys).
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. (The Top 20 scorers in Catholic League playoff history)
  The first Catholic TEAM PAGE has been updated. See link in BASKETBALL '16.

Feb. 24
 
Tiiiiime for another Tedbit.
Click here. (Carroll wins again in its "second home")
  Click here for the updated standings/overall records.
  In D-12's game for 3rd/4th seeding in Class AAA . . .
  Carroll beat Imhotep, 70-61. Ace's ink to sr. PG Josh Sharkey.
  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Mike Daly. Mike, who played basketball at O'Hara ('68) and Villanova, passed away today. His son, Mike, was a football/baseball starter at Carroll ('96) and also played basketball. Click here. RIP, Mike.
  If
West Catholic's teams have new uniforms next year, you'll know why (smile). Click here.
 
Roman's CL champs made an appearance on Fox 29 this morning. Look for the link on this page. (toward bottom in box of six items)
 
Click here for a New York Times story on Ruben Amaro's new life.
  The Coaches' All-League Basketball Teams (Cath, Int, Pub) are in today's Daily News (page 35).
  Click
here for the schedule for this week's D-12 games involving Catholic League teams.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. (So, how important ARE three-pointers in CL finals?)

 
Roman product Matt Simon, only a junior, last night claimed  Immaculata's school mark for career three-pointers (135). Congrats!

  Click here for Ace's story on a wrestling controversy.

Feb. 23
 
Changes have been made to Friday's City Title schedule. Click here. All three games will be streamed by Sports Fan Base Network. Cost: $5 per game or $12 for all three.
 
UPDATE: There was a mixup involving the video. Stats have been removed. We'll keep you informed. Situation resolved March 1. SJ Prep lost its stat sheet after losing to Roman in a Catholic League quarterfinal. Today, Huck watched the video and kept stats. Click here. Thanks, Huck!
  Click here for details on this week's Markward Club dinner.
  Title Time!! Check out celebration pics --
here for Roman and here for Wood. Thanks to Steve Haug.
 
Click here for the recaps of all 2016 CL playoffs.
  Click here for the full boxscore from Roman/N-G. Thanks to Ace, Amauro Austin, Frog Carfagno and Keith Hines for compiling it.
  The list of Top Performances in CL Playoffs has been updated. Click here.
 
N-G's Dhamir "DaDa" Cosby-Roundtree earned two spots on the list of Top Performances in CL Finals. Click here.
  Click here for the updated list of Leading Career Scorers in the Catholic/Inter-Ac (along with all-time 1,000-Point guys).
 
Tiiiiime for another Tedbit.
Click here. (Roman's Lamar Stevens earns a spot on a special list)
  Click here for Ed Barkowitz' DN story on Wood's triumph over N-G in the girls CL final. The hero, sr. Bailey Greenberg, is part of a legendary hoops family. And click
here for Mark "Frog" Carfagno's Periscope.

  The second Catholic TEAM PAGE has been updated. See link in BASKETBALL '16.

Feb. 22
 
Tiiiiime for another Tedbit.
Click here. (Roman coach Chris McNesby adds to his status on a special list)
 
Roman beat Neumann-Goretti, 72-65, to win its second consecutive Catholic League championship (and No. 30 all-time). Click here for Ed Barkowitz' DN recap. Click here for a game story. Click here for a feature on sr. F-C Paul Newman and here for one on sr. G Nazeer Bostick. Keith Hines, a long-time DN statman for football and basketball, made the closest guess. He had Roman winning, 70-65.
  The page detailing CL title rotations is now complete. Click here.
The page detailing semifinal starters is now complete. Click here.
  The Guess Box is closed. Thanks to all participants! Click here to see the guesses. N-G was picked by 28 people, Roman by 13.

  Ace will Periscope the CL boys final through his Twitter account. Click on the link to reach his page:
https://twitter.com/AceCarterINQ. (You don't have to be a Twitter member to see it.) Game expected to start at about 8:45.
 
The Palestra ticket office will open at 5:45. Reserved ($15) and general admission tickets ($10) are still available. 
  Penn Charter product Ruben Amaro Jr., the Phillies' former GM, is now the first base coach for the Boston Red Sox. Click here for an update on his baseball life.

  **Welcome to our newest advertiser, Re/Max real estate whirlwind Joe Cunningham, a k a Mr. Northeast. The ad can be found on this page. Thanks for your support, Joe!**
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. (A breakdown of the 22 playoff meetings between N-G/etc. and Roman)
 
**Take a guess . . . Who will win tonight's CL championship game? What will be the final score? Send your guess to tedtee307@yahoo.com by 7 p.m. We'll start posting responses at 11 a.m. Thanks!**

Feb. 21
 
Tiiiiime for another Tedbit. Click
here. (Low numbers of total losses for teams heading INTO Catholic League finals, 1970-2016)
  As you kill time until tomorrow night's CL final . . . Click here to read about
Carl Arrigale's first championship (15 years ago). And here to read about Roman's incredibly dominant title squad (25 years ago).
 
One last look at Penn Charter's hoops seniors. Click here.
 
Judge product Reggie Charles has become quite the force at Holy Family. Click here.
  How would you like to launch all of your shots from behind the arc? And we do mean ALL. Click here to read about a college player.
  Click here for the updated Overall Scoring Leaders (Catholic and Inter-Ac; 10.0 average minimum).
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. (Quarterfinals breakdown for Inter-Ac teams in the Pa. Indy Tourney)

  The Inter-Ac TEAM PAGE has been updated. See link in BASKETBALL '16.
 
Hill School's gym, which dates back to 1935, is quite the venue. Click here. Plus, in the hallways outside, are pic after pic of assorted teams in all sports. Click here for the 1897-98 football squads.

  Del-Val last night topped Constitution for the Pub title. Click here for Ace's story.

Feb. 20
 
Click here for the updated standings/overall records.
 
**Roman Catholic held practice this afternoon at Holy Family University. As the players walked into the gym, they were greeted by -- surprise!! -- beloved assistant Thomas "Hockey Puck" McKenna!! Yes, Tom was feeling well enough to make an appearance! Click here.***
  In the quarterfinal round of the Pa. Indy Tournament . .  .
 
Penn Charter fell to Hill School, 59-37. Stats are here. Ted's report is posted. Pics here (set starts with girls tourney game vs. Abington Friends; pics are black and white for second half of boys game). Results for other I-A teams today: EA beat HS, GA won. MP lost.
 
Congrats to Conwell-Egan sr. Jarrett Patman (football, basketball, baseball), who has won a major sportsmanship award! Click here.
 
Click here for the updated list of performances of at least 30 points in Catholic League games (1950-2016).
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. (The Inter-Ac goes a best-ever 5-1 in the first round of the Pa. Indy Tourney)
  Click here for Ace's story on
Imhotep soph football player Isheem Young, who is already creating national waves.

  The Inter-Ac TEAM PAGE has been updated. See link in BASKETBALL '16. 

Feb. 19
 
Click here for the updated standings/overall records.
  In the first round of the Pa. Indy Tournament . . .
  Penn Charter beat Academy of the New Church, 53-52. Stats are here. Ted's report is here. Pics
here. . . Results for other I-A teams today: SCH lost. GA, HS and MP won (Original MP score was reported backward -- ugh). I-A went 5-1 in first round. Brackets are here.
  Click here for next week's District 12 schedule for CL teams (three City Titles, one seeding, one play-in).
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. (Germantown Academy's Gabe Alter sniffs rare air)
 
Bonner product Harry Perretta needs one win for 700 as Villanova's women's hoops coach. Click here for Mike Kern's DN story.

  The Inter-Ac TEAM PAGE has been updated. See link in BASKETBALL '16.
  Click here for the Pa. Indy Tourney's first round schedule.

Feb. 18
 
**Click here for the Coaches' All-Inter-Ac Team and congrats to the MVP, Germantown Academy's Devon Goodman. The 2016 guys can now be found on this page, also. The first-teamers are now on this list. Three big scorers can now be found on this list.*
  The legendary Thomas "Hockey Puck" McKenna is making great improvement at the rehabilitation facility. In fact, he's the only guy there who can dunk! Click
here.
  Click here for recaps of last night's CL semifinals. And click here for the full boxscores (sorry for the earlier glitch in Carroll box). Thanks to Aaron "Ace" Carter, Amauro "Amar" Austin, Mark "Frog" Carfagno and Keith Hines for their help!
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. (N-G's Quade Green and Zane Martin own the Dynamic Duo roost)
 
Ticket information for Monday's Catholic League finals at the Palestra: Tickets can be purchased from the three participating schools. (Girls final is N-G vs. Wood). Pre-sale -- general admission $8, reserved $12. Game-day sale (only at the Palestra) -- general admission $10, reserved $15.  

  The Catholic TEAM PAGES have been updated. See links in BASKETBALL '16.
 
Click here for the updated list of Leading Career Scorers in the Catholic/Inter-Ac (along with all-time 1,000-Point guys). . . Congrats to N-G sr. G Zane Martin, who now owns exactly 1,000!

Feb. 17
 
Click here for the updated standings/overall records.
  In the CL semis . . . N-G beat Ryan, 89-55, in the first game of the doubleheader. Sr. WG Zane Martin reached 1,000 career points. Ernie Gallagher's prediction for that game was 88-56! Roman beat Carroll, 64-63, in the second game. Ace's ink to sr. G Tony Carr. . . Ernie Gallagher was exactly right. He had the two winners and the total margin, at 35. 
 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for basketball practice for the boys and girls. Click here for boys head shots. Click here for girls head shots.
  **Take a guess . . . Which teams will win in tonight's CL semis? What will be the COMBINED margin of victory? Send your guesses to
tedtee307@yahoo.com by 6 p.m. They'll be posted before the doubleheader begins at 7. Thanks! . . .
Click here to see all guesses.**
  Sports Fan Base Network will stream Saturday's Pub final matching Del-Val and Constitution. You'll be able to access it here.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. (Each school's top individual scoring effort in Catholic League playoffs)
  Click here for the final Inter-Ac Scoring Leaders.

  The Inter-Ac league/non-league TEAM PAGES have been updated. See links in BASKETBALL '16.
  Click here for coaches/home fields for Catholic/Inter-Ac baseball teams. Thanks to commish Gene Otto, who assigns umpires (among other duties), for the information.

Feb. 16
 
Del-Val and Constitution were the winners in Pub semis. Click here for Ace's story.
  B-P's stats have been added to the boxscores for the CL quarterfinals. Click here. Thanks to Ryan Arakelian.
  In today's lone Inter-Ac game, EA beat SCH. Click here for the updated standings/overall records.
EA's Nick Alikakos won the I-A scoring title with 212 points in 10 games (21.2). Remember how Nick scored an odd number of points in nine consecutive games earlier this season? He has now scored an even number in seven consecutive games (and eight of the last nine). Crazy! Can anyone in world basketball history make that claim?
  Hoping to play in the Donofrio Classic? Check out the BASKETBALL section on the Calendar Page.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. (CL coaches with playoff wins in first season; must have started in the 1900s)
 
B-P's Jake Wilson, a 6-7 soph, is considered a Division I basketball prospect, but is unable to play due to a medical condition. Click here for Ace's story. (Was posted last night, but it's in today's paper.)

 
Click here for the updated list of Leading Career Scorers in the Catholic/Inter-Ac (along with all-time 1,000-Point guys).

Feb. 15
  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Bob Fox. Mr. Fox, listed as Robert L. Fox in credits that appeared with his photos in the old Phila. Bulletin, died today in a fire at his Havertown home. He was also a long-time beekeeper. Click
here for three of his basketball pics from the mid-1970s and here for a story. RIP, sir.
 
Boys' Latin grad Maurice Watson picked up two BIG honors for his play over the last week. Congrats! Click here.
  Click here for full boxscores from Friday's CL quarterfinals (still some missing pieces). Thanks to these helpers: Aaron "Ace" Carter, Paul Romanczuk, Dennis Seddon (among others at Roman), Pat "Patsox" Sorrentino and Mike Chesney.
 
Click here for Sam Donnellon's column on SJ Prep grad Joe D'Orazio, who is now on the Eagles' coaching staff.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. (CL coaches with playoff wins in first season; must have coached at least one season in the 2000s)
 
Dougherty grad Kyle Lowry almost tied an "Our Guys" record in the NBA All-Star Game. The Feb. 9
Tedbit has been updated.

 
Are you a Catholic League player with at least one overall point this season? Your name is on this list! 

Feb. 14
  And the titles just keep on coming . . .
La Salle is the Catholic League indoor track champion. Click here for a pic.
 
La Salle is the Catholic League bowling champion. Click here for a pic.
  Click here for the updated Overall Scoring Leaders (Catholic and Inter-Ac; 10.0 average minimum).
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. (Ryan again pulls off an impressive quarterfinal upset)
 
Ted Taylor is in his 41st year of writing hobby columns. Click here for his latest offering. Thanks, Ted!
 
These five CL teams have qualified for the state playoffs (seedings to be determined by City Title games and play-ins): Roman and Ryan in AAAA, N-G and Carroll in AAA, C-E in AA.
  Click here for Ace's story on wins by King (AAAA) and Del-Val (AAA) in yesterday's Pub quarterfinals.

Feb. 13
  Click here for the 2016 Catholic League master baseball schedule, and thanks to
Wood coach Jim DiGuiseppe Jr. for providing it.
 
The Catholic League has crowned its swimming champions. Click here for La Salle and here for Wood.
  
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for boys varsity squash vs. Shipley in the consolation bracket of the U.S. High School Team Championships, at PC.
 
Click here for the updated Inter-Ac Scoring Leaders.
  Click here for recaps of last night's CL quarterfinals.
 
Ticket information for Wednesday's Catholic League semis at the Palestra: Tickets can be purchased from the four participating schools. Pre-sale -- general admission $8, reserved $12. Game-day sale (only at the Palestra) -- general admission $10, reserved $15.
  Did you know? . . . At high school squash matches, even in the National Team Tournament (being held this weekend at several sites in the Philly area), the referees are other players. Click
here for a page that features guidelines/advice. Could you imagine deep subs reffing games? Or calling balls/strikes? Amazing. By all accounts, the system works pretty darn well.       
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. (Two CL playoff records were broken last night)
  The Catholic TEAM PAGES have been updated. See links in BASKETBALL '16.
  The Inter-Ac league/N-L TEAM PAGES have been updated. See links in BASKETBALL '16.

Feb. 12
 
Click here for the updated standings/overall records.
  In CL quarterfinals . . . Ryan beat La Salle, 67-49. Ace's ink to jr. WG Izaiah Brockington. Other winners: Roman (56-39), N-G (104-65), Carroll (77-70 in two OTs). Matchups for Wednesday's semis: Ryan vs. N-G, Roman vs. Carroll. 
  Congrats to Lincoln Townsend Jr., a former assistant, who has been named
Neumann-Goretti's new football coach.
 
Click here for: No. 1 in the USA. (PC ninth grader Elisabeth Ross)
 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for girls varsity squash vs. Noble and Greenough (Mass.) in the first round of the U.S. High School Team Championships, at Philadelphia Cricket Club.
 
Congrats to Bartram product Al-Hajj Shabazz, a cornerback, who has signed a contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
  The Feb. 11 Tedbit on the Greater Rogers Family has been updated. Nine new players and more than 700 points!
Click here.
  Click here for Dennis Way's wonderful story on
Roxborough grad Bill Fahringer, the basketball referee with a prosthetic leg.

 
***MANY cheers for St. Hubert High!! The Bambies thrived in the national championships. Click here.***
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. (Over the last 47 seasons: CL teams that claimed postseason wins despite having just one Coaches' All-Catholic honoree)
  The Inter-Ac TEAM PAGE has been updated. See link in BASKETBALL '16.
  Click here for Ace's story on Del-Val's Thursday win over Boys' Latin in a Round of 16 Pub playoff.

Feb. 11
 
Click here for tonight's I-A scores and here for the updated standings/overall records.
 
Germantown Academy beat Malvern, 68-56, to finish 9-1 in Inter-Ac play and win its fourth consecutive outright title. Four straight outrights had not been posted since Penn Charter captured five in a row from 1940-44. Click here for the recap.
  Click
here for: In the Spotlight Before the Game . . . and here for Still in It As the Game Winds Down.
  Click
here for: White Men CAN Jump (smile).

 
Penn Charter beat Haverford School, 57-55, as sr. G Jake McCain blocked a last-second jumper. Stats are here. Ted's report is posted. Pics here (set starts with JV game; middle of set is a quick game of half-court 5-on-5 featuring Haverford's student rooters.)
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. (A scoring look at the family of Haverford School coach Bernie Rogers)
  Click here for recaps of last night's CL first-round playoffs.
  The Catholic TEAM PAGES have been updated. See links in BASKETBALL '16.

 
Click here for the updated standings/overall records. 
 

Feb. 10
 
In CL first round playoffs: Bonner-Prendie, playing its third game in four days, beat Conwell-Egan, 49-47, on Christian Lane's late steal and layup. The Friars trailed by eight points with 3 1/2 minutes left. Ace's ink to Lane. Also, Wood beat Judge, 64-42. . . Details for Friday's quarterfinals are at the bottom of this page.
  Click here for the rough-draft brackets for the upcoming Pennsylvania Indy Schools Tournament.
 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for the Inter-Ac League's Middle School Individual Wrestling Championships.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. (Neumann-Goretti is one of only eight CL teams since 1950 to achieve a feat)
  Click here for a recap of yesterday's CL pre-playoff.
  Baseball historian John Shiffert is back with some thoughts on the ol' Philadelphia A's and books about Connie Mack. Click here.
  Click here for Ace's story on Frankford's Tuesday win over Fels in a Round of 32 Pub playoff.
  The Catholic and Inter-Ac TEAM PAGES have been updated. See links in BASKETBALL '16.
 

Feb. 9
  If you decide to visit the legendary Thomas "Hockey Puck" McKenna (see Feb. 6), please take him a Daily News. "He says that is what he misses the most," noted former
Roman coach Dennis Seddon, who made a visit today. "And it is not available there." How dare they! (smile)
  Click here for the updated standings. 
  In today's CL pre-playoff for 10th place, B-P beat West, 54-49.
 
Click here for: Never Know When You'll See an NBA Stalwart.
 
Click here for: The Sean Foley Reenactment. (Big Moment in Penn Charter's Hoops History.)
  Click
here for: Never Can Have Enough Trainers.
 
Penn Charter fell to Haverford School, 61-43. Stats are here. Ted's report will be posted. Pics here (JV after varsity).
  Two more historical CL files have been updated. Click
here for MVPs and here for Multiple First-Teamers. 
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. (Dougherty product Kyle Lowry is about to walk with Overbrook's Wilt Chamberlain)
  Click here for the updated list of Leading Career Scorers in the Catholic/Inter-Ac (along with all-time 1,000-Point guys).
 

Feb. 8
 
**Click here for the Coaches' All-Catholic Team and congrats to the MVP, Carroll's Ryan Daly. (His dad, Brian, was the Southern Division MVP for Bonner in 1988.) . . . The 2016 guys can now be found on this page, also. The first teamers can now be found on this page. Ryan Daly can now be found on this page. Qualifying scorers can now be found on this page.**
 
Weird nugget time . . . Three Wood players (click here for a pic by assistant Patrick Haggerty) finished with identical 13.5 averages. But they notched different point totals because two guys missed games. Here we go: Tyree Pickron (13-176-13.5), Collin Gillespie (12-162-13.5), Tommy Funk (11-149-13.5).
 
Lest you think Penn Charter's baseball players can be found in hibernation this winter, watch this video from coach David Miller.
  ***Click
here for: Never Know Who Will Wind Up Holding the Lombardi Trophy in the Locker Room Shortly After the Super Bowl. (These colors are a hint)***
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. (Check out league scoring averages for notable father-son combos. Which group owns the competition?)
  The Feb. 2 Tedbit has been updated.
Click here.
(The 2009-10 N-G squad edges 2015-16, 3-2.)
  Click here for the updated Overall Scoring Leaders (Catholic and Inter-Ac; 10.0 average minimum).
  All CL playoff games scheduled for Wed. and Fri. will start at 7.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (
O'Hara's Corey Brown owns an "Our Guys" Super Bowl record)
 
Click here for the final Catholic League Scoring Leaders.
  The Catholic TEAM PAGES have been updated. See links in BASKETBALL '16.
 

Feb. 7
 
Jack Muldoon, a 1975 grad, is Bonner's new football coach.
  Click here for info on Wednesday's Markward Club dinner.
  Details for Tuesday's CL pre-playoff for 10th place: West vs. Bonner-Prendie, at La Salle High, 5 p.m. start.
 
Carroll's Ryan Daly is the CL scoring champ! He scored 288 points in 13 games for a 22.2 average. In 1988, his dad, Brian, of Bonner, placed third in the Southern Division (and overall) at 22.5. West's Monroe Blakes was the winner at 27.5 (No. 1 average in CL history) and the No. 2 guy was O'Hara's Eddie Malloy (22.6), who's now an NBA ref.
  Click here for the CL playoff matchups/details, as now available.
  Click here for today's CL scores and here for the final standings.
  Today's CL winners: N-G, La Salle, Ryan, Judge, Roman, B-P, Carr.
 
Congrats to coach Sean Tait, who today earned win No. 100 as Judge beat O'Hara, 54-31. (Sixteen at Wood, 84 at Judge.)
 
The Feb. 5 Tedbit has been updated. N-G has finished 13-0 for its sixth perfect regular season in CL play.
  The Jan. 20 and 23
Tedbits have been updated and for one there's a new game in the top spot.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (Yesterday's item on Germantown Academy and coach Jim Fenerty has been expanded.)

  The Big 5 torch for career coaching victories has been passed from
John Chaney (Franklin '51) to Fran Dunphy (Malvern '66). Congrats, Fran! Click here.

  **Click
here for a Marvin Harrison Celebration Page.**
  Retired coach Pat Manzi last night was inducted into
McDevitt's Football Hall of Fame. Click here for pics, as provided by Ken Avallon and Colin Leach. (Ken is the president of the Philadelphia Sports HOF and his son attends McDevitt. Colin is an assistant coach. Thanks for these pics, Ken and Colin!)
  Click
here for a video by '69 grad Bill Wasylenko of 100 touchdowns scored by 100 La Salle players from 1952 through 2015. Members of 49 classes are included. Thanks for this, Bill!
 

Feb. 6
 
***Congrats to Roman product Marvin Harrison (WR), who has been voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame!! He'll be enshrined Aug. 6 in Canton, Ohio, and will join two other city leagues products -- Northeast's Herb Adderley (DB) and Gratz' Leroy Kelly (RB).***
 
The legendary Thomas "Hockey Puck" McKenna is now in a single room, No. 127 (more space), at Wesley Enhanced Living, 8401 Roosevelt Blvd. Visits may be made until 8 o'clock each night. Keep it rollin', Puck!
  **Click here for a list of Catholic/Inter-Ac grads now playing Division I basketball.**
  Click here for the updated list of 2015-16 High-Point Performances.
  Click
here for: Who Nose What Could Wind Up Hanging Out of One?
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (Germantown Academy's Friday night win over Episcopal was doubly noteworthy)
  The Jan. 12 Tedbit
(click here) has been updated. Haverford School's  Gavin Burke now owns a spot on Frosh Outbursts list!
 
The Jan. 28 Tedbit (click here) has been updated. Penn Charter's Mary Jane McGlinchey (pic here from October) now owns a spot in the Greater Loughery Family scoring club!
   Click here for the updated Inter-Ac Scoring Leaders.

  The Inter-Ac and Catholic TEAM PAGES have been updated. See links in BASKETBALL '16.
 
 
ALL tickets for tomorrow's SJ Prep-La Salle game have been sold. If you don't have one, stay away. You won't get in. Audio will be available at http://boblongsports.com . . . Also, C-E at N-G will start at 1:30.
 
Click here for: Bubba's Play Was Hubbub Worthy!
 
Student rooters . . . Click here for PC and here for SCH.
  Click
here for: It Was Really a Simple Task . . . As Simon Proved. (And click here for the aftermath.)

Feb. 5
 
Click here for tonight's I-A scores and here for tonight's CL scores. Click here for the updated standings (remaining games included). 
  Penn Charter beat SCH Academy, 67-41. Stats are here. Ted's report is posted. Pics
here (set starts with 3rd team vs. Haverford School, followed by JV/varsity vs. SCH).
  Germantown Academy beat Episcopal, 64-51, to clinch at least a tie for the Inter-Ac championship. Ace's ink to sr. G-F Gabe Alter.

  Click
here for some recent pics of PhillyScreen products.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (Neumann-Goretti is trying to become the 29th team in CL history to finish perfect in league play)

Feb. 4
  Click
here for: Ice Ice Baby.
 
Click here for: Sometimes the Day's Best Wrestling Match Is Over a Basketball (smile).
 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for middle school wrestling vs. Episcopal, middle school basketball (3rd team, mostly sixth graders) vs. Haverford School and practice pics from 3rd team high school basketball (mostly freshmen).
 
Click here for Paul Domowitch's story on O'Hara product Corey Brown, who's looking to win a Super Bowl ring.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (Total Catholic League points scored by members of the Lynam, Boyle, Daly and Doyle families . . . now updated to include one more family member, Don DiJulia! . . . updated again to include Don's son and son-in-law! The point total is now over 4,000!!)
  Click here for Ace's story on signing day at Gratz. And here for Marc Narducci's on Temple signee Karamo Dioubate (Prep Charter).
 
The Inter-Ac TEAM PAGES have been updated. See links in BASKETBALL '16. 

Feb. 3
 
Trivia time answer!! . . . In Super Bowl II, the Packers' Herb Adderley (a product of the old Northeast, at 8th & Lehigh) returned an interception 60 yards for a score. Correct answers, in order, came from Bob
Taggart (at 8:20 a.m.), Dan Solis-Cohen, Ken Woodring, Bob Hamburger, Rick Leinenbach, Mike Rosanova, Brian Cummings, Bill Hall, Gerry Sasse and Tom Meakim. Other guesses: Ryan's Frank Wycheck and Roman's Marvin Harrison. Thanks to all participants!!
  Click
here for some pics from today's Markward Club luncheon.
  Update on the legendary Thomas "Hockey Puck" McKenna: He is now in room 201-B at Wesley Enhanced Living, 8401 Roosevelt Blvd. He can welcome up to two visitors at a time. There is no room phone, but Puck does have his cell phone. Visits may be made until 8 o'clock each night. Best of luck during this next phase, Puck! Everyone at Wesley will love you as well!
 
Click here for a Signing Day football photo from La Salle.
 
Click here for: Never Know Where You'll See Two Star QBs.
  ***Trivia time!! . . . In Super Bowl history, only one "Our Guy" player (Public/Catholic/Inter-Ac) has scored a touchdown. Who was it? What were the details? Send your answer to
tedtee307@yahoo.com. Thanks! Answer tonight.***
 
West Catholic grad Jimmy Lynam is still going basketball strong. Click here for Bob Cooney's column.
 
Click here for Marc Narducci's story on SJ Prep sr. DB Benny Walls, who's bound for Temple.
 
Click here for Ace's story on Imhotep sr. DE Andre Mintze, who's slated to play LB at Vanderbilt.
Have you noticed? After scoring an odd number of points in nine consecutive games, Episcopal's Nick Alikakos has scored an even number in five of the last six. Rod Serling is lovin' it!
  Are you ready for a baseball posting? (Hey, the temperature is supposed to soar into the 60s today.) Click here for the schedule for the 2016 Carpenter Cup Classic. Thanks to Bill Hall for providing it.
 
Click here for: Hellllllllo, Ball.
  The Inter-Ac TEAM PAGE has been updated. See link in BASKETBALL '16.
 

Feb. 2
  Click
here for: If He Ever Gets Bored With Basketball, There's Always the Long Jump.
  Click here for today's I-A scores and here for the updated standings (remaining games now included). 
  Great news concerning the legendary Thomas "Hockey Puck" McKenna! Tomorrow, he is scheduled to leave Aria Torresdale and enter a rehabilitation facility. We will provide more info, when available. Go, Puck!! Please return soon to drive us crazy again! (smile)
 
Penn Charter fell to Germantown Academy, 55-35. Stats are here. Ted's report is posted. Pics here (set starts with JV game).
 
Click here for some cool Dick Allen baseball cards (with caption). Click here for a larger version (no caption).
 
Click here for the updated Catholic Scoring Leaders.
  Channel 3 did a feature on Carolina Panthers WR
Corey Brown (O'Hara), who's preparing to compete in Super Bowl No. 50. Click here.
 
Click here for: Frog Is Keeping the Dick Allen Fight Alive.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (For now, Neumann-Goretti's 2015-16 starters are matching the feat of the 2009-10 guys)
  The Catholic TEAM PAGES have been updated.
See links in BASKETBALL '16. (Thanks to Ace for providing
West/C-E.)

Feb. 1
 
Click here for tonight's CL score and here for the updated standings (remaining games now included). 
 
La Salle sr. handyman Nick Rinella will play college football at St. Francis (Pa.)
  Saint Matthew, a grade school in Mayfair, is preparing to induct its sixth class of basketball HOFers. Check out BASKETBALL on the Calendar Page.
 
The Sixers' T.J. McConnell is a much different player from the one who almost prevented Neumann-Goretti from winning the 2010 Class AAA state championship. Click here for Rich Hofmann Jr.'s story.
 
La Salle will host SJ Prep this Sunday (JV at noon, varsity at 1:30). NO tickets will be sold on game day. A limited amount will be sold at both schools. Tickets for La Salle students, families and alums will go on sale at the school TOMORROW, 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
 
Northeast sr. DE Darrius Harris will play college football at Albright.
  The Catholic League playoff schedule can now be found at the bottom of this page. Thanks to moderator Joe Sette for providing it.
  Click here for info on Wednesday's Markward Club luncheon (focus on Delaware County).
 
Click here for the updated Catholic (all of N-G's starters are now averaging double figures!) and Inter-Ac Scoring Leaders.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (The trend continued in Judge's win over SJ Prep) 
  The Catholic
TEAM PAGES have been updated. See links in BASKETBALL '16.

Jan. 31
 
La Salle sr. QB Chris Ferguson will play college football at Maine.
 
A nugget from La Salle athletic director Joe Parisi: At today's La Salle-McDevitt game, a double technical foul was called. A mom yelled from the stands, "Gotta call it both ways, ref!!"
  Note from Ted: Just received an email from Boop Vetrone, who handles the Daily News' scoreboard pages. He just received a call at the office from the legendary Thomas "Hockey Puck" McKenna. Puck was looking for today's Catholic League scores . . . and called from his hospital bed. Now you know why we all love him (smile).
  Click here for today's CL scores and here for the updated standings. 
  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of John Decker. John, 30, a three-sport star at Haverford School and current/former holder of multiple receiving records in football, died recently of a suspected drug overdose. His family has opted to go public with John's story with the goal of helping others. Click here. RIP, John.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (Three CL/I-A guys are averaging at least 20 overall points for the sixth time in this century)
  Click here for the updated Overall Scoring Leaders (Catholic and Inter-Ac; 10.0 average minimum).
  Click here for the updated standings/overall records.
  The Inter-Ac and Catholic second
TEAM PAGES have been updated. See links in BASKETBALL '16.
 

Jan. 30
  As part of a basketball recruiting breakdown, Ace profiles
Episcopal jr. F Nick Alikakos. Click here.
  Click here for the updated Inter-Ac Scoring Leaders.
 
Click here for: This Guy's Always Ready to Go to WORK!
  Click
here for: His Heart's as Big as All Outdoors!
 
Penn Charter beat Cristo Rey, 60-45. Stats are here. Ted's report is posted. Pics here (freshman/JV games to start).
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (Lansdale Catholic's very rare feat)
  The Catholic and Inter-Ac
TEAM PAGES have been updated. See links in BASKETBALL '16.

Jan. 29
  Click
here for: Actually, He Doesn't.
 
Click here for: Never Know Who's Going to Put on a Quality Dribbling Exhibition.
  Click here for tonight's CL scores and here for tonight's I-A scores. Click here for the updated standings. 
 
Penn Charter fell to Malvern, 65-61. Stats are here. Ted's report is posted. Pics here (set opens with varsity wrestling vs. Haverford School, followed by last quarter of JV hoops vs Malvern, then PC-Malvern varsity game).
  Wood beat La Salle, 73-63. Click here for Ace's overall-ink story.

 
Click here for: Never Know What Task You'll Perform When You're One of Penn Charter's Assistants **TO** the Athletic Directors.

  Tim Gallagher (recent pic
here), a very popular multi-sport official, suffered serious injuries in a fall at his home about two weeks ago. Tim's brother, Ernie, also a very popular multi-sport official, says Timmy is now home, but faces another month-plus in a neck brace and is set to begin outpatient therapy next week. All the best, Tim! Yesterday, Ernie worked Penn Charter's middle school game. Click here for a pic.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (Another father-son combo could wind up in the Thousand Points For Both Club. These colors are a hint . . . **More notable father-son combos have been added**)
  Click here for Ace's story on Del-Val's Thursday win over King.

Jan. 28
  ***Note from Ted: I had a great visit today with the legendary Thomas "Hockey Puck" McKenna. He's now in a regular room at Aria Torresdale and can't believe how many people are asking about him, and sending best wishes. Click
here for a pic, taken today. Go, Puck!! You're No. 1!!***
  Congrats to Barnett Wright, a Philly native, graduate of now-closed William Penn High and former Daily News sports writer (among other jobs). Today he was named the executive editor of the Birmingham Times, in Alabama!! We are all SO proud of you, Barnett!! Click here for a story.

 
Click here for . . . While They're on Twitter, We're in Training! (PC's baseball team.)
 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for middle school events: varsity basketball, boys/girls swimming, wrestling, basketball again, swimming again, JV basketball, and some pics from the weight/training room of varsity baseball/girls basketball. (The set begins with a short video of Nina Smith, GA's swim coach for the coed middle school team for 25 years and now retiring. I wasn't wearing my glasses. I didn't know the "pic" was actually a video until I was uploading the set. Geeeeeeezus. Only in the Ted -- smile.)
 
Congrats to former SJ Prep ('07)/Penn football star Joe D'Orazio, who has been hired by the Eagles as an offensive quality control/assistant wide receivers coach!
 
Good luck to Bok product Jihad Ward (Illinois), who will be playing in Saturday's Senior Bowl.
 
Schedule note: Judge at O'Hara will now be Feb. 7 at 2:30. Did you notice? . . . In three of Malvern's last four games, someone has reached 1,000 career points: Episcopal's Nick Alikakos and Gtn. Academy's Devon Goodman against, Malvern's Will Powers for.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (Career basketball point totals for the seven PC members of The Greater Loughery Family)
  The Catholic and Inter-Ac TEAM PAGES have been updated. See links in BASKETBALL '16.
 
Click here for the updated list of Leading Career Scorers in the Catholic/Inter-Ac (along with all-time 1,000-Point guys) . . . Congrats to N-G jr. Quade Green, who last night lifted his total to 1,012 with 27 points vs. SJ Prep! Congrats, also, to Malvern sr. Will Powers, who yesterday lifted his total to 1,009 with 17 vs. SCH Academy! Click here for video of the basket that gave Will his special number.
  Click
here for our latest "Pumpkin" basketball player.

 
Click here for Anthony Franklin's final 2015 college football awards for Philly guys and his "All-Ant" teams with picks for two squads of offense and defense. Great job, Ant!! Thank you so much!!
  Please take note: NO tickets will be sold at the door for Friday's Ryan at Judge game.

Jan. 27
 
Click here for tonight's CL scores and here for today's I-A scores. Click here for the updated standings. 
 
Leanne Purcell, a senior at The Academy of Notre Dame and the daughter of former Haverford School star Mike Purcell ('75), is waging a major battle against a rare liver disease. Click here for a pic of daughter/dad after today's game at PC and here for a story that appeared last month in the Inquirer.
 
Episcopal jr. Nick Alikakos is a good player and good sport. After the game, he posed for a photo that celebrates his "odd" accomplishment earlier this season . . . He scored an uneven number of points in nine consecutive games! Click here. Thanks, Nick!  
  Great news!! . . . The legendary Thomas "Hockey Puck" continues to improve and has been moved from intensive care to a regular room. He's at Aria Torresdale. Keep it rollin', Puck!!
 
Penn Charter fell to Episcopal, 47-39. Stats are here. Ted's report is posted. Pics here (second part of set is girls varsity basketball vs. Notre Dame).
  Mike Kern wants to see
Malvern product Fran Dunphy in the Big 5 Hall of Fame . . . now! Click here.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (La Salle again claims a "city record" for a weird scoring accomplishment)
  The Catholic First TEAM PAGE has been updated. See link in BASKETBALL '16.

Jan. 26
 
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Devin McCann. Devin, an All-Catholic catcher at O'Hara ('12) and senior player for Bellhaven University, in Mississippi, passed away Sunday from injuries suffered in an auto accident. Click here for an announcement on Bellhaven's website. RIP, Devin.
  Click here for tonight's CL score and here for the updated standings. 
  Carroll beat La Salle, 66-52. Ace's ink to sr. C Miks Antoms.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tombit. Click here. (Tommy DeFelice's special tribute to his coach at West Catholic, Vince McAneney)
  Schedule notes: Roman at Judge will now be
Wednesday at 7 . . . La Salle at Carroll is ON for tonight at 7 . . . Malvern at SCH Academy will now be Wednesday at 5:30.
 
Pat Shurmur, former Eagles offensive coordinator and the father of ex-La Salle QB star Pat Shurmur, is now the tight ends coach for the Minnesota Vikings. The former TE coach, Kevin Stefanski, will now guide the running backs. Click here for a story about Kevin from his days as a QB at St. Joe's Prep.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (Longest TDs, overall, by Philly guys in the NFL/AFL)

Jan. 25
  Alvin Williams, who starred at
Gtn. Academy ('93) and Villanova before spending seven full seasons (and parts of two others) in the NBA, is now an assistant at GA. Click here for a story from '93.
 
**Click here to see a list of all performances of at least 30 points by Inter-Ac League players in league games from 1969 to now.**
 
This week's Markward Club dinner will be rescheduled.
 
Schedule notes: C-E at Ryan is now Wednesday at 7 . . . West Catholic at O'Hara is now Wednesday at 7 . . . Germantown Academy at Haverford School is now Wednesday at 4. . . Episcopal at Penn Charter is now Wednesday at 4 . . .  Wood at B-P is now Wednesday at 7.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (Neumann-Goretti now owns an impressive number of CL regular season wins.
  Major congrats to
La Salle grad Sean McDermott, the defensive coordinator of the Super Bowl-bound Carolina Panthers!! Click here for a story from his senior football season with the Explorers. And click here for two stories on O'Hara grad Corey Brown, who's the subject of today's Tedbit (see below under this same date). Congrats, Corey!!
 
Wood sr. SS Matt Cummiskey will play his college baseball at Chestnut Hill College. 
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (O'Hara product Corey Brown, now with the Carolina Panthers, crushes a Philly record)

 
West Catholic sr. DL Tymir Oliver will play college football at Illinois.

Jan. 24
 
Schedule notes: Carroll at La Salle will now be Tuesday at 7. . . Roman at Judge will now be Tuesday at 7. . . Lansdale at McDevitt will now be Wednesday at 7 . . . West at O'Hara will now be Tuesday at 7. (Also, the time for Friday's Wood at La Salle game is 7, not 7:30.)
  Did you know? . . In 1929, an Inter-Ac basketball game produced a 66-point blowout. Montgomery School thumped Friends Select, 81-15. FS played just two seasons in the I-A, finishing 1-15. (Montgomery played for 11 I-A seasons, going 13-62.)
  Note from Ted: Last night I received an email from Ed Lisinski, an All-Catholic baseball honoree in 1981 for
Carroll (righthanded pitcher) and later a St. Joe's Hawk. He had info that fixed a website discrepancy. Thanks! Ed was quite the popular character in his Carroll days and was known as "The Bull" because his surname was so close to that of Phillies slugger Greg Luzinski. After 20 years in Phoenix, Ed now lives in the Seattle area. Click here for a family pic with info. Great to hear from you, Ed!    
  Note from Ted: In 1980, I wrote a story about a North Philly American Legion baseball team coached by the great Abe Sprowal. One of his players wound up being the father of a current NBA star, and he was in the pic that accompanied the story. Click
here. (The NBA player grew up on 20th Street, right across from right field at the ol' Shibe Park/Connie Mack Stadium. People watched World Series games from the roof of what would become his house! His childhood home is second from the right in this pic.)

  Click here for Phil Anastasia's Inky column on Vince McAneney. 
 
**Click here to see a list of all performances of at least 30 points by Catholic League players in league games, including playoffs, from 1950 to now.**
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (Neumann-Goretti sniffed rare air in Friday night's win over Carroll)

Jan. 23
 
Are you an Inter-Ac League player with at least one overall point this season? Your name is on this list.
  Is your season not going the way you'd hoped? It's never too late to get things rolling. Use this kid's story for inspiration.
  Schedule change: SJ Prep at N-G will now be
Wednesday at 7.
  Click here for the updated Overall Scoring Leaders (Catholic and Inter-Ac; 10.0 average minimum).
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (Last night's Gtn. Academy-Malvern game owns the No. 1 spot on a most-points list)
 
Click here for the updated list of Leading Career Scorers in the Catholic/Inter-Ac (along with all-time 1,000-Point guys) . . . Congrats to Germantown Academy sr. Devon Goodman, who last night lifted his total to 1,011 with 24 points vs. Malvern!

  The Catholic and Inter-Ac TEAM PAGES have been updated. See links in BASKETBALL '16.
  Rumor has it no games will be played today. Why not?! This is an outrage!! We demand answers!! . . . OK, just looked out the window. Understood. (smile)

Jan. 22
 
Click here for today's CL scores and here for today's I-A score. Click here for the updated standings. 
  Funeral arrangements for Vince McAneney: first viewing, Tuesday, 4 to 9 p.m., Roedel-Krause Funeral Services, 33 West Maple Ave, Merchantville, NJ, 08109; second viewing, Wednesday, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Christ Our Light Catholic Church, 402 Kings Highway North, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034; Mass to follow at 11 a.m.
  Gtn. Academy beat Malvern, 88-84, and sr. G Devon Goodman reached 1,000 career points. Ace's ink to jr. F Kyle McCloskey. (The other two I-A games were postponed.)
 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for girls varsity basketball vs. Baldwin.
 
Click here for Mike Jensen's Inky column on Fran McCaffery.
 
Schedule note: Today's Malvern at GA game will now start at 4:30.

 
Click here for the updated list of Top Scoring Performances (25 or more) by Catholic and Inter-Ac players in the 2015-16 season.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (Masterman juniors Liam Shanahan and Jesse Turkson make major history)
  So, are you a high school senior with an interest in playing football this April in Germany? . . . Click here and check out the Global Football blurb.
  The Catholic TEAM PAGES have been updated. See links in BASKETBALL '16.

Jan. 21
 
Click here for today's CL score and here for the updated standings.
  Click
here for . . . Fran the Man! (Iowa coach Fran McCaffery enjoys a meeting with seven La Salle High '77 classmates.)
  Click here for an obit on Vince McAneney (see 1/20) from the Courier-Post, in South Jersey. And here for another story.
 
For the second time in eight days, a Masterman junior has reached 1,000 career points. Jesse Turkson today upped his total to 1,002 with 23 vs. Esperanza. Liam Shanahan reached 1,000 on Jan. 14.
  Note from Ted: I had a great visit this afternoon with the legendary Thomas "Hockey Puck" McKenna. His spirits are high and he loved hearing that so many people are rooting for him. Plus, he's providing non-stop entertainment for the nurses (smile). It's hoped he'll be moved from the ICU to a regular room by early next week. Go, Puck!!
 
Former Washington football star Jafar Williams is now an assistant at Rutgers. Click here.
  **Schedule changes: Click here for Catholic; here for Inter-Ac.**
  The Jan. 17 Tedbit has been updated.
Click here.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (Talk about a memorable breakout performance . . . B-P's Justin Gans paces a four-OT win. Note: More nuggets have been added)
 
 
**Click here for Ted's 40-Year All-Star Football Teams (1976-2015 seasons). Three teams apiece for All-City, All-Catholic and All-Public; one for All-Inter-Ac. There's also an All-NFL Team of Cath/Pub/Int guys.**
 
The Catholic TEAM PAGES have been updated. See links in BASKETBALL '16.
  Yesterday, Roman beat Ryan, 55-52. Ace's ink to sr. G Tony Carr.

Jan. 20
 
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Vince McAneney. Mr. McAneney, who played at La Salle High, coached West Catholic to the 1962 Catholic League championship and later enjoyed a great run at Pennsauken, in South Jersey, passed away today. RIP, sir.
  A score from tonight . . . Bonner-Prendie beat Parkway Center City, 93-88, in four overtimes!
  Click here for today's CL score and here for the updated standings.
  Click
here for a pic of Penn Charter's 10 senior swimmers (an 11th, a diver, departed before the meet ended).
 
Click here for: Put Your Back Into It.
 
Click here for: Never Know What You'll See as the School Day Is Winding Down.
 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for varsity/JV middle school basketball vs. Haverford School (one half of each) and varsity boys/girls swimming vs. Hill School.
 
Click here for: Like Daddy, Like Daughter.
 
Sorry for the delay. Memory card has been found! Click here for the pics of yesterday's Gtn. Academy-Penn Charter girls game.
 
**Malvern drained 16 treys in yesterday's win over Haverford School. Breakdown: Will Powers 6, Ray Baran and Brady Devereux 3, Quinn McCahon 2, Mike Narzikul and Tommy Wolfe 1.**
  The legendary Thomas "Hockey Puck" McKenna made a strong rally yesterday. His breathing tube was removed. Thanks for the outpouring of concern/support!
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (Penn Charter's Inter-Ac wins of at least 25 points, 2001-16)
  Click here for the Inter-Ac League Scoring Leaders.
  The Catholic and Inter-Ac TEAM PAGES have been updated. See links in BASKETBALL '16.
 
Carroll product Joe Cassidy, the long-time hoops coach at South Jersey's Rowan University and Cath/Int umpire (also, he formerly kept stats at high school games and was the fast-flapping Hawk while attending St. Joe's), has battled back from skin cancer. Click here for Mike Kern's Daily News column.

  Click here for Ace's ink on Imhotep's Tuesday win over King.

Jan. 19
  Schedule change: Conwell-Egan at McDevitt will now be played
Thursday at 7.
  Click here for today's I-A scores, here for today's CL score and here for the updated standings.
  Penn Charter beat SCH Academy, 63-33. Stats are here. Ted's report is posted. Pics
here. . . (Somehow, the memory card that contained pics from the PC-GA girls game has gone missing. Apologies! . . . Update: Found the card on the floor in my car. Pics here.)
 
Schedule change: Today's SCH Academy at Penn Charter game will start at 5:30.
  Welcome to our newest advertiser . . . Allstate insurance agent Jim Ottomano!! Please check out his ad on the CL schedule/results page
here. Thanks for your support, Jim.
 
Ever wonder how much it costs for a school to have a football team? Click here for a story by Dave Shipton, who films lots of games, that gets the inside scoop from former Roman coach Joe McCourt.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (Top league hoops averages of the last 50 years for future NFL/MLB guys)
  Click here for the updated Catholic League Scoring Leaders.
  The Catholic TEAM PAGES have been updated. See links in BASKETBALL '16.
  Click here for Ace's ink on Del-Val's Monday win over Gratz.

Jan. 18
  Roman beat La Salle, 52-48, in OT, after relinquishing a 10-point, fourth-quarter lead . . . Sorry. No story.
  Click here for today's CL scores and here for the updated standings.
  Only in the Cath!! Did you notice? . . .
O'Hara recently played three consecutive games (all losses) against defending state champs!! Jan. 4 vs. Neumann-Goretti, Jan. 8 vs. Roman and Jan. 11 vs. Conwell-Egan. Wonder if any other team in Pennsylvania history has faced three defending state champs in a row? In any state, for that matter.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (Never know when you'll find  inspiration . . . Much respect to Bill Fahringer)

Jan. 17
  Best wishes for a speedy recovery to Tim Gallagher (recent pic
here), a very popular multi-sport official who last night suffered serious injuries in a fall at his home. Tim's brother, Ernie, is also a very popular multi-sport official. He says Timmy "should be fine, but faces a long haul." All the best, Tim!  
  The Catholic TEAM PAGES have been updated. See links in BASKETBALL '16.
 
Click here for the updated list of Top Scoring Performances (25 or more) by Catholic and Inter-Ac players in the 2015-16 season.
 
Click here for today's CL scores and here for the updated standings.
 
Click here for the updated Overall Scoring Leaders (Catholic and Inter-Ac; 10.0 average minimum).
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (Friday night's EA-MP game claims the top spot on list of Inter-Ac one-pointers over 15 seasons)
  The Catholic and Inter-Ac TEAM PAGES have been updated. See links in BASKETBALL '16.
  Did you hear about this? Wisconsin has banned chants at high school games. Check out Jay Bilas' assorted tweets on the matter.

Jan. 16
  Click
here for some Liam Shanahan pics (see Jan. 14).
 
Wood sr. QB Anthony Russo, having recently ditched Rutgers, will play his college football at Temple.
  Last night, Carroll beat Judge, 69-57. Ace's ink to sr. F Ryan Daly.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (Two unusual occurrences in CL games yesterday) 
 
Click here for the Pat Manzi Tribute Page. Please send your comments to tedtee307@yahoo.com. Thank you!
 
Click here for the updated list of Leading Career Scorers in the Catholic/Inter-Ac (along with all-time 1,000-Point guys) . . . Congrats to Episcopal jr. Nick Alikakos, who last night lifted his total to 1,025 with 27 points vs. Malvern!
  The Inter-Ac TEAM PAGE now includes league and overall totals for all players. See links in BASKETBALL '16.
  The Catholic TEAM PAGES have been updated. See links in BASKETBALL '16.
 
Before its game with O'Hara last night, Bonner-Prendie held a ceremony to honor the military. Click here and here for pics.
  Buckets, fancy passes and steals are not the only entertainment at
Bonner-Prendie basketball games. Click here.
  Click
here for . . . Never Know Where You'll See a Nationally Famous Athlete.
  Click
here
for . . . He Starred As a Player at CHA. Now It's Time for X's and O's at SCH.

Jan. 15
  Click here for today's CL scores and here for today's I-A scores. Click  here for the updated standings.
 
***Best wishes going forward to Pat Manzi, who has retired as McDevitt's football coach after 33 seasons (1982-2013, 2015). Click here for Ace's story . . . A Tribute Page will be set up tomorrow and we welcome your comments for Pat. tedtee307@yahoo.com. Thanks!***
  Penn Charter fell to Germantown Academy, 64-48. Stats
are here. Ted's report is posted. Pics here (JV game, then varsity).
  Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click
here for varsity wrestling vs. Episcopal Academy.

 
Tiiiiime for another Tedbit. Click here. (Players who've led winning Catholic League teams in scoring)
  Click here for Ace's story on Franklin's Thursday win over Gratz.

Jan. 14
  Congrats to
Masterman jr. G Liam Shanahan, who today scored his 1,000th career point! (He finished with 22, vs. Randolph, and now has 1,002.) Liam's dad, Pat, is a long-time city hoops referee. His brother, Tai, was a member of the 2014 Taney Dragons, who competed in the Little League World Series.
  The legendary Thomas "Hockey Puck" McKenna is making great improvement. By tomorrow, it is expected he'll be moved to a regular room. Thanks for the outpouring of concern/support!
 
Tiiiiime for another Tedbit. Click here. (Info about a special ceremony slated to take place prior to tomorrow night's O'Hara-at-Bonner/Prendie game)
 
**Tomorrow night's Episcopal-Malvern game (7:30 start) will be streamed live by Sports Fan Base Network right here. No charge to view it.**
 
Imhotep sr. OL JohnCarlo Valentin will play college football at Oklahoma.
 
Are you a Catholic League player with at least one overall point this season? Your name is on this list!
 
The Catholic TEAM PAGES now include league and overall totals for all players. See links in BASKETBALL '16.
 
Two Penn Charter seniors, Hannah Fox and Ayanna Matthews, were honored last night by the Markward Club. Click here for a pic.
  So, are you a high school senior with an interest in playing football this April in Germany? . . . Click here and check out the Global Football blurb.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (Last night's Catholic League games produced a high-water mark over the last 15 seasons)

  The Catholic TEAM PAGES have been updated. See links in BASKETBALL '16.

Jan. 13
 
Click here for tonight's final CL scores and here for the updated standings.
  SJ Prep beat McDevitt, 70-32. Ace's ink to sr. F-C Pete Gayhardt.
 
SJ Prep product Gene Williams, now playing hoops for Johns Hopkins, is still death & taxes from distance. Plus, he recently recorded a triple-double. Click here.
 
Congrats to La Salle/Penn State product Kevin Conlin, the new football coach at Abington. His brothers, Chris (NFL) and Keith, also played for Penn State. Another brother, Craig, is the hoops coach at Episcopal. 
 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for girls varsity/JV middle school basketball vs. Episcopal.
 
Click here for another Before He Drew X's and O's . . . on SJ Prep assistant Keith Morris, Speedy's son. (The main wish he expressed in December 1992, when this was written, has come true.)
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (Pub/Cath/Int football head coaches who also played in the NFL, as did new Carroll boss Dan Connor)
  The legendary Thomas "Hockey Puck" McKenna continues to improve. He no longer needs help with breathing. We'll let you know when he movesi from intensive care to a regular room. Thanks for the outpouring of concern/support!
 
The Inter-Ac TEAM PAGE has been updated. See the link in BASKETBALL '16.

Jan. 12
  Click
here for a pic of Malvern's cheerleaders (via nearby Villa Maria Academy).
  The oddest streak ever is over! After scoring an uneven number of points in NINE consecutive games,
Episcopal jr. Nick Alikakos today scored 30 vs. Haverford School. (He needs two for 1,000.) The nine odd outputs, in order:
23, 33, 35, 37, 19, 19, 19, 35 and 19.
  Click
here for: Talk About Great Courtside Seats . . .
  Click here for today's I-A scores and here for the updated standings.
 
Click here for . . . Never Know Where You'll See a Major League Baseball Player.
 
Penn Charter fell to Malvern, 70-50. Stats are here. Ted's report is posted. Pics here (also first half of JV game).
  Check out a crazy basketball moment, and its aftermath.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (McDevitt's Malik Heyward and West Catholic's Imere Harris earn spots on a special list)

  Click here for the Catholic League Scoring Leaders.
  The Catholic TEAM PAGES have been updated.
See links in BASKETBALL '16.

Jan. 11
 
Click here for today's final CL scores and here for the updated standings.
  Neumann-Goretti beat La Salle, 74-50. Ace's ink to sr. PG Vaughn Covington.
  Click here for info on Wednesday's Markward Club dinner.
 
EasternPAFootball.com recently announced its "eastern" football teams, by classification. Here they are: AAAA -- AAA -- AA - A.
 
Tiiiiime for a Combobit. Click here. (Huck and Ted name the Top 10 multi-honored, All-City football players of this decade)
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (Roman drops a second CL game in quick order. Not exactly common in this century)

  The Catholic TEAM PAGES have been updated. See links in BASKETBALL '16 . . .
Lansdale's points not reported.

Jan. 10
 
Click here for today's final CL scores and here for the updated standings.
  Ryan beat Wood, 62-59. Ace's ink to jr. F Matiss Kulackovskis.
  Last night, in the Blue-Grey All-American Game, in Florida,
Franklin sr. WR Javier Buffalo made a 64-yard TD catch. Congrats!
 
In a Catholic League game Friday night, Conwell-Egan coach Frank Sciolla called a timeout. He was angry and slammed his clipboard to the floor. It shattered. The response from La Salle's student rooters: "Eat a Snickers!! . . . Eat a Snickers!!"
  Click here for the updated Overall Scoring Leaders (Catholic and Inter-Ac; 10.0 average minimum)
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (The CL's One-and-Done Coaching Club, 1970-2015)
  So far this season, two guys have joined the 1,000-Point Club,
Roman's Lamar Stevens and C-E's LaPri McCray-Pace. Their dads were also prominent athletes. Click here for a story on Dougherty's Lou Stevens and here for one on Mastbaum's Leonhard "P.J." McCray. (These pages come from this site's archive version, so the lead-in info on Lamar and LaPri is not current.)  
 
Click here for the updated list of Leading Career Scorers in the Catholic/Inter-Ac (along with all-time 1,000-Point guys) . . . Congrats to Conwell-Egan sr. LaPri McCray-Pace, who last night lifted his total to exactly 1,000 with 12 points vs. Neshaminy!
 
McDevitt sr. WR Dontae Mason will play college football at Lock Haven.
  
The Catholic TEAM PAGES have been updated. See links in BASKETBALL '16.

Jan. 9
 
***So, would you like to purchase a quality home in East Oak Lane? (smile) It's a short distance from 5th Street & Cheltenham Avenue. The owner is Margie Stinson, the former athletic director at ML King. Click here for info about the agent, George Maynes, and here for details (22 pics included) about the home. Thanks!***
 
N-G jr. F-C Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree is garnering major college interest. Click here for Ace's recruiting column.
 
The Inter-Ac's annual opening tripleheader is named for coach Dan Dougherty (pic from yesterday), who enjoyed major success at Malvern/Episcopal. Dan was also a noteworthy player at SJ Prep/St. Joseph's. Click here for a story from Palestra Illustrated in the Big 5's first season, 1955-56.
  Every serious football fan knows about Jim Brown's amazing exploits. Well, while at Syracuse, he also starred in lacrosse (many call him the sport's best player ever) and track and 60 years ago you could have seen him play hoops at the Palestra. Click here to see the cover of Palestra Illustrated from Jan. 13, 1956.
  Click here for the updated list of Top Scoring Performances (25 or more) by Catholic and Inter-Ac players in the 2015-16 season.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (Year No. 22 of the Inter-Ac's opening tripleheader is in the books, and the records are updated)
 
Click here for the updated list of Leading Career Scorers in the Catholic/Inter-Ac (along with all-time 1,000-Point guys).
 
The Catholic & Inter-Ac TEAM PAGES have been updated. See links in BASKETBALL '16.

  Ace attended the recent memorial service for former Boys' Latin football star Emmanuel Sloan (RIP) and spoke to friends/family members. Click here for his story.

Jan. 8
 
Click here (CL) and here (I-A) for today's final scores. And here for the updated standings.
 
N-G sr. OF Brian Verratti, who this spring will become a four-year starter, will play his college baseball at West Chester.
  Best wishes going forward to Dan Concannon, who is no longer
N-G's football coach.
  **Congrats to Amauro "Amar" Austin, a long-time website stalwart, and his wife, Tanisha, on the birth of their son, Amauro Eljiah Austin Jr.!! He checked in at 1:21 p.m. Weight: 6.75 pounds. Length: 19.75 inches. And . . . he already has a nickname (smile). "L.A." for Little Amar.**
  The legendary Thomas "Hockey Puck" McKenna continues to improve. The hospital requests that only family members visit Puck until he moves from intensive care to a regular room. We'll let you know when that happens. Thanks for the outpouring of concern/support!
  In the Inter-Ac's opening tripleheader . . .
 
Penn Charter beat Episcopal, 52-36. The stats are here. Ted's report is posted. Ace's ink to jr. G Dylan Burnett. Pics here.

 
***Ted Taylor is now in his 41st year of writing hobby columns. Congrats! His latest column is here.***
  Phillies CEO
Dave Montgomery (Penn Charter '64) will soon receive a very special honor. Click here for Sam Donnellon's DN column.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (Individual point performances of at least 20 points in the N-G/Roman series, 2000-16)
  Click here for Ace's story on Boys' Latin's win over Northeast.

Jan. 7
 
Note from Ted: Our house was without Internet service for 32 hours, 17 minutes. But who's counting? (smile). We'll now get back to the semi-retirement lunacy! Sorry for the disconnect . . .
  Roman product Marvin Harrison is a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2016. Click here.
 
The Catholic & Inter-Ac TEAM PAGES have been updated. See links in BASKETBALL '16.
  West Catholic grad Bill Schoening, Mark "Frog" Carfagno's good buddy and radio play-by-play man for the San Antonio Spurs, will get to experience a special Philly moment Saturday. Click here.
  Dan Connor, who played in the NFL, is Carroll's new football coach.
  During his productive basketball career at West Catholic ('92), Chris McShane no doubt dreamed of appearing on the back page of the Daily News. Well . . . today he's on the front page. Click
here. Next stop, the Olympics? (smile). Click here for a story about Chris from '92.
  Penn Charter sports pics (from yesterday) . . . Click
here for middle school wrestling vs. SCH Academy, followed by a varsity practice.

  The legendary Thomas "Hockey Puck" McKenna remains hospitalized, but is in the midst of a strong rally. All vital signs are back to normal. Tom's parents and sisters are amazed by the love being shown, and are extremely grateful. Please keep The Puckster in your prayers. Thank you.

Jan. 5
  ***With 19 points vs. Hill School, sr. G Hannah Fox today became the all-time leading scorer (1,575 points) for
Penn Charter's girls basketball program. Click here for some pics. Congrats, Hannah!!***
 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for varsity/JV squash vs. Conestoga and boys/girls swimming vs. Malvern/Notre Dame (not many pics).
  Best wishes going forward to the legendary Thomas "Hockey Puck" McKenna, who has been hospitalized due to a health issue. Puck, beloved throughout this city by ALL, is fighting hard. Please keep him in your prayers. Thank you.
  Yesterday's football
Tedbit has been updated. Thanks to Paul Strus for his help!
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (CL sophs with outings of at least 25 points in league games, 2000-16)
 
**Tomorrow night's Roman/N-G game will be streamed live by Sports Fan Base Network right here. No charge to view it.**

  The Catholic & Inter-Ac TEAM PAGES have been updated. See links in BASKETBALL '16.

Jan. 4
 
Tonight's CL scores can be found here. Standings are here.
  La Salle beat Judge, 56-47. Ace's combo ink to jr. G Jarrod Stukes and sr. F Shane Stark.
  Congrats to '69
O'Hara grad Joe Crawford, the long-time NBA ref and the Delco Times' 2015 Sports Figure of the Year!! Click here for Jack McCaffery's story.
 
Check out Ted's high school stories on Will Fuller (Roman, Notre Dame) and Daryl Worley (Penn Charter, West Virginia), who have recently declared for the NFL draft.
 
Haverford School sr. Micah Sims, also a football/basketball player, will compete in track and field at Bucknell.
 
**Please take note . . . NO tickets will be sold at the door for Wednesday night's Roman at Neumann-Goretti basketball game. All tickets have been sold in advance. The game will be streamed live by Sports Fan Base Network right here.**
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (How West Catholic's Jaelen Strong fared vs. other Philly-bred NFL rookies for receiving stats)
 
West Virginia jr. WR Daryl Worley (Penn Charter) has announced his intention to enter the NFL draft. Click here.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (In his 31st season as a high school coach, William "Speedy" Morris is en route to experiencing a first)
 
The Catholic TEAM PAGES have been updated. See links in BASKETBALL '16.

Jan. 3
  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Emmanuel Sloan. Emmanuel, an All-Public running back for Boys' Latin in 2013, passed away yesterday. RIP, Emmanuel.
  Today's CL scores can be found here.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (The Catholic League's ties to a trio of Eagles head coaches)
  Notre Dame jr. WR
Will Fuller (Roman) has announced his intention to enter the NFL draft. Click here.
  ***Congrats to website legend Mark "Frog" Carfagno, a newly crowned Mummers champion!!! Click
here for two pics (and description) . . . Large versions of the pics are here and here.***
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (As did O'Hara last season, McDevitt has a rotation dominated by young bucks)
 
**Click here for Huck's annual Catholic League All-Star Football Teams -- overall, plus one for each division. Thanks as always, Huck!!**
 
The Catholic TEAM PAGES have been updated. See links in BASKETBALL '16.

Jan. 2
  On Nov. 30, 2001, Speedy Morris made his coaching debut at
SJ Prep and earned a win over Chestnut Hill. Ted's story about that game has been added to the Celebration Page.
  ***Coach Pat Manzi will soon be inducted into
McDevitt's Football Hall of Fame. Click here for the details on the Calendar Page.***

  Click here for a breakdown of individual points scored this season by all Catholic players (schools from N-Z) in non-league games.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (Multiple first team All-City football honorees in this century)
  Click here for a breakdown of individual points scored this season by all Catholic players (schools from A-M) in non-league games.
(Catholic N-Z to come, when time permits.)

Jan. 1
  Happy New Year!!
  Click here for a breakdown of individual points scored this season by all Inter-Ac players in non-league games.
(Catholic to come, when time permits.)
  **In case you're wondering . . . 353 guys named Michael/Mike have received first, second or third team All-City honors in football, basketball or baseball. (Some have been tabbed in multiple sports/multiple years . . . And one was spelled Micheal.)**
 
The names of this year's All-City football honorees -- first, second and third team -- have been added to these all-time lists . . .
First Names from A to C
First Names from D to G
First Names from H to J
First Names from K to M
First Names from N to R
First Names from S to Z

 
La Salle's Mike and Matt Savage, who earned first team All-City honors 17 seasons apart, can now be found on this list.
  Click here for the Standings and Overall Records.
  Click here for the Overall Scoring Leaders (Catholic/Inter-Ac).
 
Click here for the updated list of Leading Career Scorers in the Catholic/Inter-Ac (along with all-time 1,000-Point guys).
 
The Catholic & Inter-Ac TEAM PAGES have been updated. See links in BASKETBALL '16. . . Still missing two Lansdale boxes.

Dec. 31
 
Boxscores still missing: two for Lansdale. Thanks to others for their hustle today.
  ***All historical football files that needed to be updated through the 2015 season can now be found here.***
  Click here for the top scoring performances (25 or more) by Catholic and Inter-Ac players in the 2015-16 season.
 
After 13 years, John Shiffert is stepping away from writing "19 to 21". Click here for his final column. Thanks for everything, John!!
 
Click here for Ace's Daily News All-Catholic and All-Public Teams. (This did not appear in the paper. It was put together based on the order in which the players were listed on the All-City Team.) 
 
Talk about amazing . . . Episcopal jr. Nick Alikakos has scored an odd number of points (not to mention an impressive number) in eight consecutive games: 23, 33, 35, 37, 19, 19, 19, 35.
  The Catholic & Inter-Ac TEAM PAGES have been updated. See links in BASKETBALL '16. . .
Numerous boxscores not reported. Ugh!

Dec. 30
 
In a showcase event at Widener . . . SJ Prep beat Salesianum (DE), 49-43, to give coach William "Speedy" Morris has 300th win with the Hawks. He also won 300 during his stint at Roman way back and is the first coach in state history, according to historian Bill Gaffey, to post 300 wins at two schools. Click here for a Celebration Page (post-game pic now included).
  In a Boardwalk Basketball Classic final, in Wildwood, NJ,
. . . Penn Charter fell to Ocean City, 45-50. Stats are here. Ted's report is posted. Pics here.
  Last night, SJ Prep fell just short in its attempt to give Speedy Morris his 300th win with the Hawks. Click here for Ace's story.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here.
(Imhotep likely tied the record for most first team All-City honorees)
  The Catholic & Inter-Ac TEAM PAGES have been updated. See links in BASKETBALL '16. . .
Boxscores for Lansdale and West not reported, assuming original schedules were correct.

  ***Ace's 2015 Daily News All-City Football Team is now posted on this website. Click here.***

Dec. 29
  Never Know When/Where You'll See Two Football Legends! (At a Basketball Tournament.) . . . Click
here for Skip Angelo and here for Vince Trombetta.
  In a Boardwalk Basketball Classic semifinal, in Wildwood, NJ, . . . Penn Charter beat Montgomery Blair (MD), 50-29. Stats are
here. Ted's report is posted. Pics here.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. (Son one-ups dad in Daly family)
  Cool result: In a tourney last night, Malvern topped Academy Park, 98-92, in two OTs, as Will Powers (36) led the way.
  The Catholic & Inter-Ac TEAM PAGES have been updated. See links in BASKETBALL '16. . .
Boxscores for Lansdale and West not reported, assuming original schedules were correct.

  ***Click here for Ace's 2015 Daily News All-City Football Team.***

Dec. 28
 
Note from Ted: On Dec. 29, 1987, I covered a game involving Mater Dei, of Santa Ana, Calif., and St. Nicholas of Tolentine (Bronx, NYC). The ink went to MD guard Mike Hopkins. Name ring a bell? He'll be coach Jim Boeheim's eventual replacement at Syracuse, and he was tabbed to fill in early this season during Boeheim's suspension. Why, you might ask, did I write a story about a game involving two non-Philly teams? Crazy circumstances! Click here for the story.
 
***It's expected that the Daily News All-City Football Team, as picked by Ace, will appear in tomorrow's paper.***
  Click here for another Before He Drew X's and O's . . . on West Catholic assistant (and former star) Rob Wharton.

  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (Another former
Haverford School player joins the Grand Group)
 
The Catholic & Inter-Ac TEAM PAGES have been updated. See links in BASKETBALL '16.

Dec. 27
  Click here for the updated list of Leading Career Scorers in the Catholic/Inter-Ac (along with all-time 1,000-Point guys). Congrats to Roman sr. Lamar Stevens, who's now in the club!!
 
Tiiiiime for a Chuckbit. Click here. (This one comes courtesy of Chuck Langerman, noted South Jersey football historian, and highlights former
SJ Prep receiver Cameron Chambers. Thanks, Chuck!)

Dec. 26
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (N-G scored 40 points in the first quarter of a recent win over McDevitt. Impressive, but not a record.)

Dec. 25
 
***Merry Christmas!!!***

Dec. 24
  Click
here for: Never Know Who'll Wind Up Keeping the Scorebook.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. (La Salle now owns 15 spots on the list of Top 100 passers, 1981-2015)
  Click here for the Overall Scoring Leaders (Catholic/Inter-Ac).

  The Catholic & Inter-Ac TEAM PAGES have been updated.
See links in BASKETBALL '16.

Dec. 23
 
Del-Val beat Gtn. Academy, 68-64, in OT. Ace's ink to sr. G Semaj Motley.
 
Randy Seidman's very popular Hometown Philly College Baseball will be part of this website for the 11th straight year. Updates and reports will be posted all season long, beginning in January. Thanks, Randy!
  Penn Charter beat Parkway Center City, 52-40. Stats are
here. Ted's report is posted. Pics here (JV game at end of set).

  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (This was not O'Hara's first point total in the mid-teens. You won't believe what happened 46 seasons ago)
  The Catholic & Inter-Ac TEAM PAGES have been updated. See links in BASKETBALL '16.

Dec. 22
 
Average victory margin in six CL games so far this season: 23.3
  Carroll beat B-P, 79-56. Ace's ink to sr. G Josh Sharkey.
  Hard to believe . . . SJ Prep beat O'Hara, 39-16.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (
Speedy Morris is on the doorstep of a MAJOR milestone)
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (
McDevitt's Jaron Macon eclipses Roman's Marvin Harrison)

  The Catholic & Inter-Ac TEAM PAGES have been updated. See links in BASKETBALL '16.

Dec. 21
 
**In any season since 1981, did you run for 1,000 yards, pass for 1,000 yards or catch for 500 yards? . . . Your name is on this list!**
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. (Imhotep coach Albie Crosby just missed tying a city record)
  Yesterday's Tedbit on
Episcopal's Nick Alikakos
has been updated. Click here.
  The Catholic & Inter-Ac TEAM PAGES have been updated. See links in BASKETBALL '16.

Dec. 20
  A nugget from
Imhotep coach Albie Crosby . . . Jr. Aamir Brown this season had NINE touchdowns wiped out by penalties -- seven receptions, one interception and one kickoff.
  ***Many of the historical football files on this page have been updated through 2015.***
  The Daily News is no longer publishing the weekly stats leaders for football. So, no need to wait until Thursday . . . Here they are! And they're final for 2015. Thanks to Huck!

 
**Click here for the Imhotep Tribute Page.**
 
Earlier this week, we mentioned that brothers Will Parks (Germantown; safety for Arizona) and Delane Hart-Johnson (King; wideout for New Mexico) would be popping pads in the New Mexico Bowl. Wellllllll, check out this story/video to see what happened. Thanks to Kelly Cottle for the heads up.
 
Click here for Huck's final list of 2015 interceptions.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (
Episcopal's Nick Alikakos is on a scoring roll)
  Click here for the Overall Scoring Leaders (Catholic/Inter-Ac).

  The Catholic & Inter-Ac TEAM PAGES have been updated. See links in BASKETBALL '16.

Dec. 19
  Click
here for: Overtime Victory, Coming Right Up.
  Are you in the holiday flow yet? You will be after watching
this video, which features assorted folks from The Haverford School. Thanks to Dawn Blake for providing it!
  In the Make a Wish showcase event at Gtn. Academy
. . . Penn Charter beat Boys' Latin, 70-68, in OT. Stats are here. Ted's report is posted. Ace's ink to sr. F Harrison Williams. Click here for pics (set starts with PC girls vs McDonogh, of Maryland).
  Click here for the Public AAA football TEAM PAGE. Thanks to Huck!
  Your favorite basketball statman/assistant,
Roman's Thomas "Hockey Puck" McKenna, never fails to provide entertainment. Click here.
  Click here for Huck's Final City Top 10.
  Click here for a recap of last night's Imhotep game.
  These files have been finalized through 2015 . . .
Career Yardage Leaders
Individual CL/PL Postseason Records, Game
Individual City Title Records
Individual Game Records, by School
Individual Season Statistical Leaders, by School

Individual Career Records, by School
Individual Season Statistical Leaders, by Yardage
Top Season Statistical Performers, Assorted Categories, 1981-2011

 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (Final career totals for
Imhotep's productive seniors)
  The Catholic & Inter-Ac TEAM PAGES have been updated. See links in BASKETBALL '16.
Click here for the final Team-by-Team Results.
  The Tedbits for Dec. 4, 8, 9, 10, 12 and 15 have been updated.
  Click here for the updated Standings/Overall Records/PF-PA.

Dec. 18
  Click
here for: Never Know When You'll See the Guy Who's (we think) the Most Prolific Lefty Scorer (in one game; 37 points) in Inter-Ac History.
  In the Class AAA final . . .
Imhotep rolled past Erie Cathedral Prep, 40-3, to become the Pub's first state football champ and first 15-0 team in city history. Congrats to coach Albie Crosby and the Panthers! Click here for a report from EasternPaFootball.com.
  In the Make a Wish showcase event at Gtn. Academy . . . Penn Charter fell to Shipley, 67-63. Stats are here. Ted's report is posted. Pics
here (set starts with girls game vs. Ryan).
  Here's all you need to know about how much Pub basketball has changed: Yesterday, almost every veteran "neighborhood school" lost . . . King, Bartram, Frankford, Northeast, West Phila., Olney, Kensington, Roxborough, Lincoln, Washington and Edison. Of the three winners, two (Franklin and Strawberry Mansion) beat other neighborhood schools (West Phila. and Lincoln.) The other, Overbrook, beat Future. Gratz and Audenried also won, but are now charters.   
  Click here for the updated list of Leading Career Scorers in the Catholic/Inter-Ac (along with all-time 1,000-Point guys).
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (All outbursts of at least 30 points in Catholic play, 2000-15)
  The Catholic & Inter-Ac TEAM PAGES have been updated. See links in BASKETBALL '16.
 
Imhotep will play for the Class AAA state title tonight. Click here for Ace's preview.

 
Click here for Anthony Franklin's Weekly College Football Contribution . . . Postseason Bowl Games and Playoff Recaps. Thanks, Ant! (Info now accessible. Sorry for the earlier glitch.)

Dec. 17
  Click
here for our Latest Separated at Birth . . . Notre Dame football player Mike McGlinchey (Penn Charter) and Roman JV basketball player John Kelly.
 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for frosh/JV basketball vs. Roman Catholic.
 
Sports Fan Base Network is covering Imhotep at King tonight at 6 o'clock. Visit the website . . . www.TheSFBN.com.
  Last night, Gtn. Academy beat SJ Prep, 53-36. Ace's ink to jr. SF Evan-Eric Longino.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (All outbursts of at least 30 points in Inter-Ac play, 2000-15)
  The Catholic & Inter-Ac TEAM PAGES have been updated. See links in BASKETBALL '16.
  Click here for Huck's City Top 10.
 
Click here for Huck's list of 2015 interceptions.

Dec. 16
  Check out the final version of
West Catholic's TEAM PAGE. Thanks to Huck!
 
Last night in NYC, Overbrook product Will Smith gave Penn Charter's Reece Whitley a shoutout. Click here for story/video.
 
***Ted Taylor is in his 40th year of writing hobby columns. Congrats! His latest column is here.***
 
Click here for Jack Morrison's DN obit on former N-G football coach Steve Smith.
 
Darian Bryant, star sr. lineman at SCH Academy, will be entering Temple at mid-year, so he signed his letter of intent today. Click here for pics, as provided by SCH's Melissa Fisher. Thanks!
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (
Gtn. Academy's Evan-Eric Longino might stand alone in Inter-Ac hoops history!!)

 
Click here for the final 2015 version of Huck's Catholic League individual stats leaders.
 
Click here for the final 2015 version of Huck's Weekly CL Team Stats Package.
 
The Catholic & Inter-Ac TEAM PAGES have been updated. See links in BASKETBALL '16.
  Thanks to everyone who helped Cameron Brown (see Dec. 14) reach his GoFundMe goal in one day!! Time to help someone else . . .
Franklin sr. WR Javier Buffalo has been selected to play in another branch of the Blue-Grey All-American Bowl. That game will be held Jan. 9 in the Tampa Bay Bucs' stadium. Congrats, Javier! Click here for a GoFundMe page that will help Javier get to Florida.

Dec. 15
  Click
here for: Latvia in the House!!!
 
Click here for: Never Know What Kind of "Sign" You're Going to See at a Game.
  Penn Charter fell to Ryan, 52-50.
Stats are here. Ted's report is posted. Pics here (set starts with girls varsity basketball vs. Baldwin; middle of set is boys/girls varsity swimming/diving vs. Episcopal; PC-Ryan at end of set).
 
Tiiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (Most prolific teams in city history, by points per game)
  The Catholic & Inter-Ac TEAM PAGES have been updated. See links in BASKETBALL '16.
  Click here for Ace's feature on
Imhotep sr. DE Jordan McCray.

Dec. 14
 
E&S sr. Cameron Brown, who starred on the line for Gratz via a cooperative sponsorship, has been tabbed to play in the Blue-Grey All-American Bowl, which will be held Sunday at the Dallas Cowboys' stadium. Congrats, Cam! . . . Cam was a late addition due to another player's injury. Click here for a GoFundMe page that will help Cam get to Texas.
 
Washington College is holding a contest to determine its coolest sports moment of 2015. You can vote! (And we hope you go with the baseball game that was played on April 18th -- smile). In that one, Gtn. Academy product Sean Weiss pitched 3 1/3 perfect innings in relief to earn his first college win, thanks to a walk-off grand slam that provided a 5-4 triumph. Click here. Thanks!
  The Daily News is no longer publishing the weekly stats leaders for football. So, no need to wait until Thursday . . . Here they are!
 
Tiiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (All outbursts of at least 50 points by winners in Pub/Cath/CT/state playoffs)
  The Catholic & Inter-Ac TEAM PAGES have been updated. See links in BASKETBALL '16.
  Brothers
Will Parks (Germantown; safety for Arizona) and Delane Hart-Johnson (King; wideout for New Mexico) will pop pads Saturday in the New Mexico Bowl. Click here for a story. 
  Penn State jr. DE
Carl Nassib (Malvern, first team) and Notre Dame WR Will Fuller (Roman, second team) earned Associated Press All-American honors. Congrats!

Dec. 13
  Click
here for Cauls' pics of yesterday's West Catholic game.
 
Click here for the Overall Scoring Leaders (Catholic/Inter-Ac).
  These files have been updated . . .
Career Yardage Leaders
Individual CL/PL Postseason Records, Game
Individual City Title Records
Individual Game Records, by School
Individual Season Statistical Leaders, by School

Individual Career Records, by School
Individual Season Statistical Leaders, by Yardage
Top Season Statistical Performers, Assorted Categories, 1981-2011

  The Catholic & Inter-Ac TEAM PAGES have been updated. See links in BASKETBALL '16.
 
Tiiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (Many happy returns for West Catholic's Craig Jones . . . and other return nuggets)

Dec. 12
  Click here for the Catholic AA football TEAM PAGE. Thanks to Huck!
  Click here for a recap of today's West Catholic game.
  The offensive portion of
West Catholic's TEAM PAGE has been updated/finalized. Thanks to Huck!
  Click here for the Week 15 Master Schedule.

  Click here for the updated Standings/Overall Records/PF-PA.
  In a Class AA semifinal . . . West Catholic fell to Southern Columbia, 34-19. Click here for Ace's ink (overall context). And
here for Cauls' pics.
 
Tiiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (Progression of the city record for season TDs since 1975)
  Click here for a recap of last night's Imhotep game.
  The Catholic & Inter-Ac TEAM PAGES have been updated. See links in BASKETBALL '16.

Dec. 11
  In a Class AAA semifinal . . . Imhotep beat Saucon Valley, 72-27. Yes, 72-27. Ace's ink to sr. RB Mike Waters (in overall context). He now owns the city record for rushing TDs in a season (39) and shares the mark for total TDs in a season (42).
  Check out our latest Separated at Birth . . . Notre Dame guard Steve Vasturia (
SJ Prep grad) is here. Luke Godzieba, a sophomore JV player for Lansdale Catholic, is here.
 
Penn Charter beat Lansdale Catholic, 57-37. Stats are here. Ted's report is posted. Pics here (freshman game to start; JV game next; varsity game last part of set).
 
Tiiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (Penn Charter guys have owned the Inter-Ac League record for points in a basketball game since 1955 . . . and a near-Heisman Trophy winner from Germantown Academy once owned it)

  The Catholic & Inter-Ac TEAM PAGES have been updated. See links in BASKETBALL '16.
 
Click here for Huck's Weekly CL Team Stats Package.
 
Click here for Huck's Catholic League individual stats leaders.

Dec. 10
  Imhotep beat Constitution, 66-51. Ace's ink to jr. F Jaquan Arrington.
 
**Click here for the Coaches' All-Public Football Team. Years have been added. Numerous spelling mistakes have been fixed. (Speak up if there are others.)**
 
The Markward Club will open its 70th season next Wednesday with a luncheon honoring great players of the past. Click here.
  **Click here for the
Little Quakers' final stats for season No. 63.**
 
Click here for: Never Know Where You'll See a Bunch of (Floor) Hockey Players . . . (gym class at Penn Charter.)
 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for middle school wrestling vs. Abington Friends; girls varsity squash vs. Baldwin; and JV squash vs. SCH Academy.
  Youth all-star football . . . Click here for Kevin Burke's report on the final game of the Little Quakers' 63rd season. Thanks, Kevin! (Final stats to be posted tonight.)
  The Catholic & Inter-Ac TEAM PAGES have been updated. See links in BASKETBALL '16.
 
Tiiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (At
West Catholic, short seasons are not exactly common)

Dec. 9
 
Note from Ted: Little by little, I am adding extra info (opponent, score, date, FGs, FTs, 3's) to this page; Public/Catholic/Inter-Ac guys who have scored at least 50 points. If you can help, please do so. Thanks!
  Ace's City Top 10 is in today's Daily News.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (City football teams with 13 wins)
  The Catholic & Inter-Ac TEAM PAGES have been updated. See links in BASKETBALL '16.
  Twenty five years ago today,
Cardinal Dougherty's Shawn Newman scored again and again and again and . . . Click here for Ted's story.

Dec. 8
  Have you heard about the controversial interference call that helped to defeat
La Salle last Saturday? Click here for a video.
  ***Trivia answer . . . Still-standing, single-game league scoring records were set in those seasons: 90 for
Overbrook's Wilt Chamberlain in 1955, 63 for Penn Charter's Billy Soens in '63, and 51 for McDevitt's Bobby Haas in 1968. No correct answers were received. Thanks to those who made an attempt.***
  Penn Charter beat Abington Friends, 69-39. Stats are here. Ted's report is posted. Pics
here (downloading problems; about the first 60 pics are posted twice -- ugh . . . set also includes first quarter of JV game vs. AF and second half of freshman game vs. Wood).
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (An update on the highest scoring teams in city history; three 2015 entries)
  Trivia time!! . . . What accomplishments tie together these three basketball seasons -- 1955, 1963 and 1968? Send your answer to
tedtee307@yahoo.com. Answer to be revealed tonight.
  Huck has updated the 2015 Interceptions List. Click here.
 
Imhotep sr. RB Mike Waters is Ace's Player of the Week. Click here.
  Click here for Huck's City Top 10.
  The defensive portion of
West Catholic's TEAM PAGE has been updated. Thanks to Huck!

Dec. 7
 
College Football Recruiting Nights for all local juniors and seniors will be held tonight, 7 o'clock, at Archbishop Wood High, and Dec. 14, 7 p.m., at West Catholic High. Players should bring transcripts and highlight links for the college coaches in attendance.
  ***Click here for the updated list of top performers in various  categories -- in rushing/passing/receiving/kick scoring/overall scoring -- from 1981 to now.***
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. (How well have Top 5 Catholic League season/career performances achieved through 1998 held up through the enrollment era?)

Dec. 6
 
Click here for the Week 15 Master Schedule.
  Click here for the top one-season yardage performances in rushing, passing and receiving.
  Max Bryson, still a junior, now owns
McDevitt's school record for career passing yardage with 2,677. Dan Taylor (class of '88) had 2,379.
Click here for the career page. (Max is the only lefty record-holder at current CL schools. St. James' Neal McLaughlin was also a lefty.)
  The Daily News is no longer publishing the weekly stats leaders for football. So, no need to wait until Thursday . . . Here they are! Thanks to Huck!
  Final career totals for two La Salle guys have been added to the
Dec. 1 Tedbit. Click here.
  Click here for the Catholic AAAA football TEAM PAGE. Thanks to Huck!
  The football pages for coaches/records have been updated. Catholic -- Inter-Ac -- Public.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. (All-time percentages of overall winning records for current Catholic League teams)
  One of yesterday's AAAA quarterfinals was an all-timer. Score at end of regulation: 13-13. Final score: 62-61! Number of OTs: 7!! Click here for a story . . . And here for a video about a 12-OT game in Texas five years ago . . . And here for Ted's story from 1995 about the first regular season OT game featuring Pub teams. 

Dec. 5
 
Click here for recaps of this weekend's state quarterfinals.
  The offensive portion of
West Catholic's TEAM PAGE has been updated. Thanks to Huck! And click here for Cauls' pics.
  In Fort Worth, Texas, the Little Quakers fell to the Texas Youth Sports Association Texans, 20-16, in their final game of the season. All-time record after 63 seasons: 251 wins, 38 losses, seven ties.
  Click here for the updated Standings/Overall Records/PF-PA.
  In a Class AAAA quarterfinal . . .
La Salle and Parkland went to OT tied at 10-10 . . . Matt Savage's 20-yard FG made it 13-10, La Salle . . . Parkland won, 16-13, on a 4-yard, second-down run off a direct snap. Click here for Ace's ink.
  In a Class AA quarterfinal . . . West Catholic beat Dunmore, 28-10. Click
here for Cauls' pics.
  Schedule note: The Imhotep-Saucon Valley AAA semi will be played Friday, 7 p.m., at the Bethlehem Area School District Stadium.
 
Football all-timer Herb Adderley, a Northeast product, will soon be part of an autograph session. If you'd like to supply/purchase items for Herb to sign, do so by calling Joe Surowicz, of Joe's Sports Collection, at 1-800-848-8586. Arrangements must be finalized by Dec. 10. 
  Click
here for: Take Your Pick in This Pic.
  O'Hara's roster is here. Thanks!
  The Inter-Ac basketball TEAM PAGE is updated. Click here.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. (AAA quarterfinals still belong to District 12)

Dec. 4
  In a Class AAA quarterfinal . . .
Imhotep beat Academy Park, 46-16.
  In a Class A quarterfinal . . . McDevitt fell to Old Forge, 51-7. Ace's ink is here.
  Penn Charter beat West Catholic, 52-49. Stats are here. Ted's report is posted. Pics
here (with first half of JV game).
  Ryan's roster is here. Thanks! Next? (We're talking to you, O'Hara people -- smile.)
 
Click here for Anthony Franklin's Weekly College Awards/Tidbits (now expanded to show some love for the linemen!) . . . With this being Conference Championship Week, Anthony decided to compare pricing for the Power 5 conference games in comparison to the AAC and their game which is the only game hosted on a true field.
  Big 10: Michigan State/Iowa (Hosted in Indianapolis) starts at $259 per ticket
  ACC: Clemson/UNC (Hosted in Charlotte) starts at $150 per ticket
  Pac 12: USC/Stanford (Hosted in Santa Clara) at a reasonable $32 per ticket
  SEC: Florida/Alabama (Hosted in Georgia) starts at $149 per ticket
  AAC: Temple/Houston (Highest ranked team hosting, that's Houston) $22 per ticket.

  Four guys have been added to the list of Career Yardage Leaders. Click here.
  Click here for Michael Guise's DN story on the new youth development center (with a basketball focus) that's being planned for Logan. Among those quoted:
Dawn Staley, Bill Ellerbee, Fran Dunphy, Aaron McKie, Tony Chennault.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (Top rushing/passing/receiving performances by D-12 guys in state quarters/semis/finals)
 
Roman and N-G are again ready to provide hoops entertainment.  Click here for Ace's story.

 
Click here for Huck's Catholic League individual stats leaders.

Dec. 3
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (A basketball mystery from 32 seasons ago is solved in unbelievable fashion!!)
  Click here for the Public AAAA Liberty football TEAM PAGE and here for the Public AAAA Independence football TEAM PAGE. Thanks to Huck!
 
Back to the color scheme!! . . . Catholic League football is returning to Red-Blue divisions for 2016. Seven teams in each. Red: Carroll, Judge, La Salle, Roman, Ryan, SJ Prep, Wood. Blue: B-P, C-E, Lansdale, McDevitt, N-G, O'Hara, West.
 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for middle school varsity basketball vs. Ethel Allen and JV boys/girls squash vs. Shipley.
  Click here for the Catholic AAA football TEAM PAGE and here for the Public AA football TEAM PAGE. Thanks to Huck!
  Congrats to Penn State DE
Carl Nassib (Malvern), the Big Ten's Defensive Player of the Year! Click here.

  The official team photo is now at the bottom of this page. (Has anyone ever heard of a barber shop? smile)
 
Click here for Huck's Weekly CL Team Stats Package.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (All-time percentages of overall winning records for current Public League teams)
 
Click here for the leading rushers, passers, receivers, kickers, scorers and "pickers" through Week 11, as provided by Huck. Respective cutoffs: 60, 75, 35, 3, 10 and 5. Thanks to Huck and all stat providers.
  Click here for Huck's City Top 10.

Dec. 2
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (All-time percentages of overall winning records for current Inter-Ac League teams)
  A cool update has been made to the Nov. 30 Tedbit . . . here.
  Click here for a page that celebrates
Penn Charter's 1971-72 basketball powerhouse team.
 
Click here for: You Won't Believe Who Else Was Honored at Last Night's Sixers-Lakers Game!!

  Pat DiPilla, N-G's former athletic director and still a part-time trainer there, is starting a scholarship fund to honor Steve Smith's memory. Steve graduated from the former Neumann in 1979. Donations can be made out to . . . "The Millay Club - Steve Smith Memorial Scholarship Fund" and sent to Ss. Neumann-Goretti HS, 1736 South 10th St., Phila., PA, 19148. Thank you.
  Rosters for Bonner-Prendie, McDevitt and Carroll are here. Thanks! Next?
  Click here for Ted's story about the day Kobe made his big announcement.
  The season leaders for rushing, passing, receiving, kicking/overall scoring and interceptions, via Huck, are in today's Daily News. As is Ace's City Top 10.

Dec. 1
 
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Steve Smith. Steve, Neumann-Goretti's head football coach for three seasons (2004-06) and a long-time rec center worker, died today after a courageous battle vs. cancer. RIP, Steve.
  Click
here for: Hey, When You Have to Do Some Homework . . .
  Penn Charter beat Germantown Friends, 52-45, in the season opener. Stats are
here. Ted's report is posted. Pics here (and first half of girls varsity basketball vs. Friends' Central).
  Best wishes going forward to Joe Powel, who is no longer Carroll's football coach.

 
Click here for the updated school records for career yardage in rushing, passing and receiving . . . Two old rushing records were broken this year: Judge's Jim Casey (3,085 in '97) and Neumann's Len Nelson (2,391 in '83).

  I-A rosters needed: None.
  CL roster needed: O'Hara.
 
Click here for Anthony Franklin's Weekly College Awards/Tidbits (now expanded to show some love for the linemen!); a computer glitch caused a delay . . . The Giants have OBJ, the Dolphins have Optimus Grimes, and Wesley has James Okike (Bonner-Prendergast) all making sweet one-hand catches. Click here. . . And click here for a video that shows Bok product Jihad Ward summing up his career at Illinois. Thanks, Ant!
 
Let the basketball games begin!!
 
Rosters for Haverford School, La Salle, SJ Prep, Judge, West Catholic, Lansdale Catholic and Conwell-Egan are here. Thanks! Next?
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (Final career totals for highly productive seniors)
 
La Salle sr. QB Chris Ferguson is Ace's Player of the Week. Click here.

Nov. 30
  Click here for a list of
Penn Charter's top Inter-Ac scorers since 1968-69 (at least 300 points; Ace is on it!) and a year-by-year list of all of PC's I-A scorers in that same time frame.
  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Bobby Toomer. Mr. Toomer, a long-time owner of a grocery store in South Philly, the father of former Southern hoopster Bobby Toomer, and the grandfather of NBAer Rasual Butler (Roman), passed away recently. RIP, sir. Click here for Jack Morrison's DN obit.
 
Whiz Kids Baseball is holding winter workouts. Check out the ad above these **Alerts!!** Thanks.
  Rosters for Episcopal, Roman and Penn Charter are here. Thanks! Next?
 
Check out PC's SportsZone for Ted's nugget about a weird basketball game from 1995.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (La Salle product Brett Gordon, now an assistant at AAA City Champ Imhotep, has been part of a cool number of wins at the high school level . . . and a whole lot more) 
 
Penn Charter soph Reece Whitley, the 6-8 swimming star, just appeared on Good Morning America, live from Times Square, to be honored as Sports Illustrated's SportsKid of the Year!! Congrats to Reece, and thanks to all who voted for him!! Click here for a story from PC's website.

Nov. 29
 
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Jack "Stick" Osborne. Jack was the sixth man for Cardinal Dougherty's 1964 Catholic League basketball champs (and his cousin, Mike, was La Salle's coach from the '71 through '77 seasons). RIP, Jack. (Apologies for incorrectly stating the family relationship between Jack/Mike. Thank you to Jack McCaffery and Gerry Aubrey for speaking up.)
  Click
here for the updated Team-by-Team Results.
  Click here for this week's schedule for state playoffs.
 
Click here for the updated school records for season yardage in rushing, passing and receiving . . . Three old passing records were broken this year: Wood's Jim Flynn (1,994 in '69); Overbrook's Mike Ballard (1,223 in '88) and Ryan's Bill Sachs (1,473 in '88).

 
The defensive portion of West Catholic's TEAM PAGE has been updated. Click here. Thanks to Huck!
  Click here for Week 13's Top 10 performances in rushing, passing and receiving, as provided by Huck.
  Click
here for Cauls' pics of West Catholic/New-Hope Solebury.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. (All-time City Title Dandy Dozen performances in rushing, passing and receiving)
  Jr. DB Mike Crawford received the game ball -- and the ink -- after Imhotep topped Wood, 20-14, for the Class AAA City Title. Click here for Ace's story . . . In 1997, Mike's dad, also named Mike (Mastbaum), was named the Pub's defensive MVP for his exploits at end in a 23-6 win over Non-Public in the City All-Star Game. He made seven tackles and blocked a field goal attempt.
  Click here for a recap of West Catholic's state playoff win.

Nov. 28
  Quarterfinal matchups . . .
 
A: McDevitt vs. Old Forge
  AA: West Catholic vs. Dunmore
  AAA: Imhotep vs. Academy Park
  AAAA: La Salle vs. Parkland
 
The main part of West Catholic's TEAM PAGE is updated here. Thanks to Huck!
  Rosters for SCH Academy and Malvern are posted here. Thanks! Next?
  Click here for the updated Standings/Overall Records/PF-PA.
 
Click here for another AAA City Title recap. (Bottom of page.)
  Click here for the Imhotep-Wood AAA City Title boxscore/stats.
  Imhotep beat Wood, 20-14, for the Class AAA City Title. Mike Waters broke a 14-14 tie with a 3-yard rushing TD and followed shortly thereafter with what turned out to be the clinching interception. Mike Crawford's strip-and-scoop, 68-yard, fumble-return TD had made it 14-14. Wood had captured seven consecutive AAA City Titles.
IMHOTEP 20, WOOD 14
Imhotep Charter    0    8    6    6 -- 20
Archbishop Wood  7    0    7    0 -- 14
  AW: Webb 32 pass from Russo (Zanine kick)
  IC: Brown 22 pass from Boykin (Waters run)
  AW: Thompson 2 run (Zanine kick)
  IC: Crawford 68 fumble return (run failed)
  IC: Waters 3 run (pass failed)
  --
 
West Catholic beat New Hope-Solebury, 55-14, in the first round of the Class A playoffs. Highlight: a 90-yard pick six by Craig Jones. That's his seventh return TD of the season (also three apiece with kickoffs/punts)
  --

  Click here for another AAAA City Title recap. (Bottom of page.)
 
La Salle beat Gratz, 42-15, for the Class AAAA City Title. Syaire Madden ran 19 times for 179 yards and two TDs. Chris Ferguson passed 7-for-10 for 125 and two TDs. Nick Rinella scored twice (rush, reception) and caused an early touchback by forcing a fumble at the 2 that prevented what would have been a 68-yard TD run. Ferguson immediately hit Winston Eubanks for an 80-yard score. . . The Explorers will play Parkland next Saturday, 1 p.m., at Northeast in a quarterfinal.
LA SALLE 42, GRATZ 15
Simon Gratz
    0    7    0     8 -- 15
La Salle         21    7  14     0 -- 42
  LS: Eubanks 80 pass from Ferguson (Savage kick)
  LS: Melle recovered fumble in end zone (Savage kick)
  LS: Rinella 7 run (Savage kick)
  LS: Rinella 17 pass from Ferguson (Savage kick)
  LS: White 13 run (Gillis kick)
  LS: Madden 24 run (Savage kick)
  LS: Madden 4 run (Savage kick)
  SG: Whitfield 16 pass from Gillis (White run)

  ***Click here for a page that pays tribute to Roman's 500th all-time victory.***
 
West Catholic is staying together, thanks to the digital revolution. Click here for Ace's story.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (McDevitt's Dontae Mason sniffs rare air; West Catholic's Craig Jones has done likewise this season)
  ***Today's AAAA (noon) and AAA City Titles (4 p.m.) will be streamed here. The charge is $5 per game.***
  Click
here for state playoff recaps.
  Click
here for some McDevitt celebration pics, as provided by assistant principal Lisa Ford. Thanks, Lisa!

Nov. 27
  Click
here for: To the Victor . . .
 
In a Class A first-round state playoff, McDevitt beat Marian Catholic, 35-19. Ace's ink to sr. handyman/DB Dontae Mason. Click here for a pic by Mark "Frog" Carfagno.
 
In youth all-star football . . . the Little Quakers beat the Bristol Wardogs, 7-0, at Franklin Field. Ted's report/stats are posted. Pics here.
  Make sure to check out
Frog's report on yesterday's N-G/Southern game. All kinds of neat nuggets.
  Back in the day,
Carroll grad Joe Cassidy was a top-notch statman at high school football and basketball games. He's now the basketball coach at Rowan University (in addition to umpiring Cath/Int baseball games) and tomorrow his team will host La Salle. Why? In '96, Rowan won the D-III national championship and "Cass" was an assistant. The head coach was John Giannini, who's now La Salle's coach. Click here for Dick Jerardi's DN story.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. (City Titles matching opponents with unbeaten records)
  Click here for recaps of some Thanksgiving games.

Nov. 26
  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Mike Cutone. Mike, a coaches' first team All-Catholic linebacker for Carroll in 2002, passed away recently. RIP, Mike.
 
Happy Thanksgiving!!
  Best wishes going forward to Greg "Bubba" Bernhardt, who is no longer Bonner-Prendie's football coach.
  Franklin wideout Javier Buffalo finished his career with 121 catches for 2,537 yards and 36 TDs. The last two efforts are city records.
  The updated list of Pub coaches and their records is here.
  The updated list for opponents/results in TG rivalries is here.
  All final scores can now be found here.
  ***Roman beat Roxborough, 49-6, for win No. 500 in school history!!***

  Frankford beat Prep Charter, 26-21, to send coach Will Doggett into retirement with a win.
  Northeast beat Central, 48-20, as Jaquan Amos ran for three TDs while adding two interceptions. Ace's ink is here. Northeast's 12 wins are the most in school history.
  Neumann-Goretti beat Southern, 26-24. Frog's report is posted. Click
here for his pic of the MVPs.
  In alumni flag football, North Catholic beat Frankford, 24-12.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. (The longest waits for Thanksgiving holiday games)
  Time for a Huckfecta! . . .

  The defensive portion of
West Catholic's TEAM PAGE has been updated. Click here. Thanks to Huck!

 
Click here for Huck's Catholic League individual stats leaders.
 
Click here for the leading rushers, passers, receivers, kickers, scorers and "pickers" through Week 11, as provided by Huck. Respective cutoffs: 60, 70, 35, 3, 10 and 5. Thanks to Huck and all stat providers.

Nov. 25
  Tonight's final scores can now be found here. (This was O'Hara's first holiday game since 1978!; also vs. Malvern . . . Vs. Future,
Mastbaum's Terrell Brent ran 14 times for a school-record 320 yards and three TDs. Rasheen Tookes, 283 in '07, had owned the mark.)
 
As you no doubt have noticed, there have been many football blowouts this season. Well, in basketball 20 seasons ago, Kensington lost to Frankford by 80 points . . . And had fun doing so! Click here for Ted's story about that game.
 
Penn Charter soph Reece Whitley (6-8, 235) has already been labeled one of the nation's top swimmers. Click here for a pic.
 
Click here for: Never Know What You'll See on a Board in Penn Charter's Wrestling Room.
 
Tiiiiime for another Tedbit. Click here. (A look at the N-G/Southern Thanksgiving series)

  Popular sports writer Kevin Cooney, a Judge grad and contributor to this website back in the very beginning (2000), will be hosting a show at 10 o'clock tonight on WIP. Good luck, Sparky!
 
Click here for Huck's Weekly CL Team Stats Package.
  The season leaders for rushing, passing, receiving, kicking/overall scoring and interceptions, via Huck, are in today's Daily News. As is Ace's City Top 10.

Nov. 24
  Former Villanova hoops star JayVaughn Pinkston is now on the coaching staff at
Episcopal Academy.
 
Tiiiiime for another Tedbit. Click here. (A look at the Ryan-Washington Thanksgiving series)
  Rosters for Wood and Gtn. Academy are posted here. Thanks! Next?
 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for practices in all winter sports (basketball, wrestling, squash, swimming -- boys/girls -- middle school teams on up to varsity teams . . . 262 total pics)

 
All recent photo sets have been added to the all-time list here.
  The video of
Nick Rinella's miracle catch has almost 7,000 views (as of 8:15 a.m.). Have you seen it? Click here.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (A look at the Roman-Roxborough Thanksgiving series)
  Click here for Huck's City Top 10.
  Ace takes an early look at the upcoming Wood-Imhotep showdown. Click
here. Focus on QB Anthony Russo/RB-LB Mike Waters.

Nov. 23
 
Tiiiiime for another Tedbit. Click here. (Haverford School's Dox Aitken sniffs rare air . . . in his secondary sport!)
 
Click here for the Class AAA City Title X-Ray . . . Archbishop Wood vs. Imhotep Charter.
 
***Welcome to our newest advertiser, the Lycoming College football program! Please check out the ad down the left side of this page and visit the football page on the school's website here. Thanks! Lycoming has a long history of doing great things with "Our Guys." Assistant Pat Taylor would love to hear from you . . . taylor@lycoming.edu.***
 
N-G's roster is posted here. Thanks! Next?
  Click here for a rough draft of the 2015-16 Catholic basketball TEAM PAGE (N-Z).
Please send rosters to tedtee307@yahoo.com. Thanks!
  Click here for a rough draft of the 2015-16 Catholic basketball TEAM PAGE (A-M).
Please send rosters to tedtee307@yahoo.com. Thanks!
  Click here for a rough draft of the 2015-16 Inter-Ac basketball TEAM PAGE.
Please send rosters to tedtee307@yahoo.com.
Thanks!
 
Click here for the Coaches' All-Inter-Ac Football Team.
 
Click
here for the updated Team-by-Team Results.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. (Notable new additions to the all-time list of Cath/Pub playoff blowouts)
 
Click here for the Class AAAA City Title X-Ray . . . La Salle vs. Simon Gratz.
  Click here for Week 12's Top 10 performances in rushing, passing and receiving, as provided by Huck.

Nov. 22
 
Sr. RB Luke White received Ace's ink yesterday after Gratz' win over Northeast for the Pub AAAA crown. Click here.
  All boxscores for this year's PL playoffs are here.
  All boxscores for this year's CL playoffs are here.
 
The main part of West Catholic's TEAM PAGE is updated here. Thanks to Huck!
  Ed "Huck" Palmer can do more than keep stats . . . and coach
Brian Fluck is grateful. Click here.
 
Click here for the overall Week 13 Master Schedule (some changes to come).
  Click
here for Cauls' pics of the WC/-D-V Class AA City Title.
  Schedule note: The Gratz-Mastery North holiday game has been canceled.
  In youth all-star football . . . the Little Quakers fell to the Nu Sigma Sharks, 20-6, at Franklin Field. Ted's report/stats are posted. Pics
here. Large version of Little Quakers' team pic is here. Large version of Sharks' team pic is here.

  Click here for the updated Standings/Overall Records/PF-PA.
 
Tiiiiime for another Tedbit. Click here. (West Catholic coach Brian Fluck joins the 150 club)

Nov. 21
 
The Gratz-Northeast boxscore is here. Thanks to Ace! And the recap is here.
  ***Click
here for video of Nick Rinella's game-winning catch for La Salle from Chris Ferguson. Video by Rob Johnson, La Salle's director of multimedia.***
 
The Imhotep-West Philly recap is here.
  The West Catholic/Del-Val boxscore is here. Thanks to Huck! And the recap is here (bottom of that page).
 
Tiiiiime for another Tedbit. Click here. (A look at CL championship games with table-turning results. La Salle has been involved in 10!)
 
La Salle supporter Jim Trainer is the contest winner! He missed by just four points. He had West Catholic winning by 6. The Burrs won by 10. Thanks to all who participated! 
 
La Salle now owns four championship-game wins over SJ Prep -- '06, '09, 12 and '15. It lost all four regular season meetings in those seasons by 68 total points (28, 7, 8, 25), then won the title games by 16 total points (7, 7, 1, 1).
  Winners today: Gratz by 54-18, La Salle by 29-28, Imhotep by 64-0, West Catholic by 28-18.
  The Imhotep-West Philly boxscore is here. Thanks to Big Steve!
  ***With 30 seconds left in the first quarter vs. West Philly today, on an 8-yard run,
Imhotep's Mike Waters claimed the PL records for rushing (30) and overall TDs (32) in one season. Frankford's Eddie Gaskins had 29 and 31 in 1997. Click here for a highlight video of Eddie's 1997 season. Waters finished the half with four TDs, all on runs.***
 
Tiiiiime for another Tedbit. Click here. (The latest look at the legendary
SJ Prep-La Salle series)
Click here for the recaps from the 2015 Cath playoff games.
  Joe Malizia is mostly known to visitors of this website as the man who has long filmed high school sporting events. But he was also the baseball coach at
North Catholic and was revered by his players. Click here for a pic.
 
Wood last night beat Ryan, 35-7, for its eighth consecutive Catholic League AAA crown. Ace's ink to sr. LB Ryan Barrett. Click here for a celebration photo.

Nov. 20
 
Wood and McDevitt won tonight. Scores are here.
  ***On the last play of the second quarter vs. Ryan tonight,
Wood's Anthony Russo claimed the CL record for TD passes in a season with No. 34. (It went for 45 yards to Raheem "Speedy" Blackshear and was Russo's second TD toss of the game.) La Salle's Brett Gordon threw for 33 in 1997.***
 
Tiiiiime for another Tedbit. Click here. (Northeast and Gratz first met for a Pub championship 60 years ago! And 1955 was an amazing year for special players/future coaches).
  Click here for the PIAA's enrollment parameters for the next two school years. 

 
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Ben Callaway. Mr. Callaway, former sports editor of the Daily News (among other roles), passed away last Sunday. Click here for an obit. RIP, sir.
  As of 4:30, guesses have been made for five teams: Gratz, Northeast, SJ Prep, West Catholic and McDevitt. Deadline is 6:59.
  ***Click here for the Inter-Ac's 2015 football TEAM PAGE (except for Malvern's holiday game)***
  UNLV frosh Derrick Jones (Carroll) is already posterizing people. Click here.
  ***Take a guess!! . . . Six playoff games involving Pub/Cath teams will take place this weekend. Which game will have the SMALLEST margin of victory? How many points will that margin be? Who will win? Send your guess to tedtee307@yahoo.com. Thanks!***
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. (A look at the Ryan-Wood series)
 
Click here for Anthony Franklin's Weekly College Awards/Tidbits (now expanded to show some love for the linemen!) . . . And click here for a great YouTube feature -- "Senior Moment" -- on Germantown product Will Parks. He shares a summary of his experiences at the University of Arizona.
 
Click here for Huck's list of all interceptions made this season by Pub/Cath/Int players.

Nov. 19
  Good news!
Jeremiah "Lump" Worthem has been cleared! (See original link on Nov. 17.)
 
The defensive portion of West Catholic's TEAM PAGE has been updated. Click here. Thanks to Huck!
 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for boys varsity soccer vs. Haverford School in a PAISAA semifinal.
 
Click here for Penn Charter's basketball TEAM PAGES for the previous 15 seasons.

  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (Some final career numbers)
  Time for a Huckfecta! . . .
 
Click here for Huck's Weekly CL Team Stats Package.
 
Click here for Huck's Catholic League individual stats leaders.
 
Click here for the leading rushers, passers, receivers, kickers, scorers and "pickers" through Week 11, as provided by Huck. Respective cutoffs: 60, 70, 35, 3, 10 and 5. Thanks to Huck and all stat providers.

Nov. 18
 
Click here to check out a post by Mark "Frog" Carfagno, on his own website, about Navy QB Keenan Reynolds.
  Click
here for . . . Here's My Suggestion: Thomas "Hockey Puck" McKenna Boulevard.
 
***Ted Taylor is in his 40th year of writing hobby columns. Congrats! His latest column is here.***
 
Click here for the Class AA City Title X-Ray . . . West Catholic vs. Del-Val.
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. (Haverford School now owns a MAJOR Inter-Ac record; starting lineups have been added)
 
Click here for great news involving Penn State sr. DE Carl Nassib, a product of Malvern.

  The season leaders for rushing, passing, receiving, kicking/overall scoring and interceptions, via Huck, are in today's Daily News. As is Ace's City Top 10.

Nov. 17
  Arizona safety
Will Parks (Germantown) got some play on Jimmy Kimmel's show! Click here.
 
Frankford and North Catholic are keeping the Thanksgiving tradition alive by playing an alumni flag football game in Frankford Stadium on Thanksgiving morning at 8 a.m., with the Frankford-Prep Charter game to follow at 10:30. For more information contact Frankford AD Ben Dubin bdubin@philasd.org or North Catholic alumnus Jason Hull jason.c.hull@comcast.net. Volunteer referees and a clock operator are definitely needed.
 
Click here for a story about a crappy situation being faced by former MC&S hoops star Jeremiah "Lump" Worthem.
 
Click here for: Jay-OK.
 
Click here for: They KNEW a Score Was in the Offing.
 
Click here for: Still an Important Part of the Process.
 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for varsity soccer vs. Friends' Central (girls) and Hill School (boys) in PAISAA quarterfinals.

  Click here for the updated Team-by-Team Results.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (CL schools with 0/1/2 overall wins in this century)
  Click here for Week 10 Top 10 performances in rushing, passing and receiving, as provided by Huck.
 
Click here for Huck's City Top 10.
 
Penn Charter jr. QB Mike "Neeko" Hnatkowsky is Ace's Player of the Week. Click here.

Nov. 16
 
Schedule note: Carroll will visit Norristown Saturday at noon.
  Thanks to all contributors to our boxscores/recaps info!
  The Oct. 29 Tedbit, with stats for the Greater Loughery Family, has been finalized through 2015. Click
here.
  Click here for Ace's recent recruiting story on
Haverford School jr. QB Tommy Toal.

  Click here for Mark "Frog" Carfagno's report on the three games he covered last weekend. Winners: Lincoln, King and Del-Val for the Pub AA title.
  Click here for the recaps from all 2015 Cath playoff games.
  Click here for the boxscores from all 2015 Cath playoff games.
 
**Information about the Little Quakers' annual fundraising event -- it's this Friday! -- can be found on the Calendar Page under the FOOTBALL heading.**
 
Click here for the boxscores from all 2015 Pub playoff games.
  Click
here for: If Germantown Academy's Girls Track Team Needs Participants for the Jumping Events . . .
 
Lansdale Catholic sr. RB-DB Ryan Quigley will play college football at Princeton.
  Click here for the recaps from all 2015 Pub playoff games.
  Schedule note: The Mastery North/Conwell-Egan game has been canceled.
  We are updating the playoff boxscores/recaps pages as information becomes available.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. (McDevitt's Max Bryson claims the acknowledged school record for passing yards)

Nov. 15
  Click
here for: Screeeeeeeeeech.
 
Click here for the overall Week 12 Master Schedule.
  Click
here for: Those Legs Are Lookin' Crazy.
 
Click here for: Amadou It Next Time.
 
Click here for: He Ain't Jonesin'.
  Click
here for Cauls' pics of yesterday's West Catholic-Lansdale Catholic CL AA final. And WC's updated TEAM PAGE is here. Click here for a celebration pic.
 
In youth all-star football . . . the Little Quakers beat the West Philly Panthers, 38-24. Ted's report/stats are posted. Pics here.

  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (Yesterday, two CL playoffs ended with scores of 7-6. Not exactly a common point total for winners)
  Click here for the updated Standings/Overall Records/PF-PA.
  Upcoming CL finals: AAA, Ryan vs. Wood, Friday, 7 p.m., at Tennent; AAAA, La Salle vs. SJ Prep, Saturday, 1 p.m., at Ply.-Whitemarsh.

Nov. 14
  Click
here for: Never Know When You'll See the Guy Who Set the Record for Points in an Inter-Ac Basketball Game 53 Seasons Ago . . . And Still Holds It!
 
Click here for: Never Know When You'll See a Former NBA Player and His Cutie-Pie Daughters.
  The Nov. 2 Tedbit is updated
here. Penn Charter's Mike "Neeko" Hnatkowsky now holds the city record for most career passing yards for a junior.
  All final scores can now be found here.
  Penn Charter beat Germantown Academy, 45-17, as jr. QB Mike "Neeko" Hnatkowsky turned 42 touches into 466 yards and five TDs (four passing, one rushing).
Ted's report is posted. TEAM PAGE is updated. Game pics here.  Celebration pics here. And click here for pics from some of the other sports that were part of PC-GA Day. PC won the Competition Cup by one point.
  ***Haverford School beat Episcopal, 21-0, to win the Inter-Ac at 5-0 and finish 10-0 for the first time in school history.***
  Imhotep beat Dobbins, 70-0, in a Public AAA semi. Duck's report is posted.

Nov. 13
 
Gratz beat Central, 19-6, in a Pub AAAA semi. Ace's ink to sr. RB-DB Luke White.
  All final scores can now be found here.
 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for the cookout/pep rally in preparation for PC-GA Day tomorrow (includes four pics at the end from teacher John Burkhart). Eating contests for hot dogs/pies. Water balloon tossing. Teachers competing in the gym. Everybody in blue and yellow. Great energy!
  Sports Fan Base Network will stream two PC-GA Day events tomorrow . . . girls soccer at 10:30, football at 1:30.
  Six Penn Charter kids signed NLIs this week for assorted sports. Click
here for a photo set by Julia Judson-Rea.

 
Click here for Anthony Franklin's Weekly College Awards/Tidbits (now expanded to show some love for the linemen!) . . . This week's offering features links to three great plays by "Our Guys."
 
Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (A look at the Penn Charter-Germantown Academy series. Tomorrow's meeting, at PC, will be No. 129 in the series).
  Click
here for: Never Know When You'll See a Former Pro Football Player Catching Up With One of His Former Coaches.

Nov. 12
 
All final scores can now be found here.
  King beat Southern, 27-14. Ace's ink to sr. RB-DB Paul Sanchez.
  Trivia answer . . .
Cardinal Dougherty product Kyle Lowry, now a star guard with the Toronto Raptors!! He grew up on the east side of the 2700 block of North 20th Street, right across the street from what had been right field at the ol' Shibe Park/Connie Mack Stadium. Click here for a pic from the 1914 World Series. (And here for a larger version). What became Kyle's home is second from the right. There were no correct guesses. Thanks to those who tried. 
  Tiiiiime for a Kevbit. Click here.
(Grad-fan Kevin Burke provides a look at Haverford School's 8-0 team from 50 years ago; includes two yearbook pages. Thanks, Kev!)
 
Click here for: Two Arms Are Not Enough to Stop Drew.
 
Click here for: The Football Players Couldn't Wait to See These Guys . . . Then They Made Lots of Noise in Support.
 
Click here for: The Ball Is Headed for the Net.
 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for varsity soccer vs. Westtown.
  In 2011, the 125th
Penn Charter-Germantown Academy game was played. Both schools made videos. Click here for PC's and here for GA's.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (A look at the
Haverford School-Episcopal series. Those teams will meet Saturday at EA and HS can make unprecedented school history)
Click here for Huck's Catholic League individual stats leaders.
 
Click here for the leading rushers, passers, receivers, kickers, scorers and "pickers" through Week 10, as provided by Huck. Respective cutoffs: 60, 70, 35, 3, 10 and 4. Thanks to Huck and all stat providers.
 
Neumann-Goretti sr. G Zane Martin will play college basketball at Towson. Click here for Ace's story.
  Trivia time! . . . Many, many years ago, people watched World Series games from the roof of what became my childhood home. Who am I? Send your answer to
tedtee307@yahoo.com
.

Nov. 11
  Click
here for a video of the most noteworthy game-ending play in the history of the Penn Charter-Germantown Academy football series.
  Click
here for: The Shutout Is Seconds Away.
 
Click here for: These Spectators Do Not Exactly Consider Throw-Ins to Be Riveting.
 
Roman seniors Noah Clement and Greg Grandelli have made baseball commitments. Click here for a pic.
 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for girls varsity soccer vs. Hill School (beginning/end of set) and JV soccer vs. Germantown Academy (middle of set).
 
Ace recognizes Veterans Day with this story and video on Neumann-Goretti sr. LB Bryan Gabriel, who will join the Marines in July.
  In 1986,
Penn Charter met Germantown Academy for Game No. 100 in the nation's oldest continuous scholastic football rivalry. Click here for Ted's pregame story.
And here for his game story.
 
Click here for Huck's Weekly CL Team Stats Package.
  Updated full defensive stats have been added to
West Catholic's TEAM PAGE. Click here. Thanks to Huck!
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (A look at the
Frankford-Northeast series. Those teams will meet Friday night in a Pub AAAA semi)

  The season leaders for rushing, passing, receiving, kicking/overall scoring and interceptions, via Huck, are in today's Daily News. As is Ace's City Top 10.
  Schedule note: Kickoff time for Saturday's B-P/Ryan Catholic AAA semi, at Northeast, will be
1:30.

Nov. 10
 
Schedule note: Mastery North will be playing Conwell-Egan next Tuesday, 6 p.m., at Truman.
  Click here for Mark "Frog" Carfagno's report on the three games he covered last weekend. Winners: Lincoln, Southern, Prep Charter.
  Schedule note: Mastery North-Franklin has been canceled. MN will not be charged with a forfeit.
  ***College Football Recruiting Nights for all local juniors and seniors will be held Dec. 7, 7 p.m., at Archbishop Wood High, and Dec. 14, 7 p.m., at West Catholic High. Players should bring transcripts and highlight links for the college coaches in attendance.***
  In 1966,
Southern won the Public and City baseball championships under coach John Pendino. John recently was paid a visit by four guys with connections to those glory days. Click here for a pic.
  Schedule note: Strawberry Mansion is playing at Morrisville at 7 o'clock on Friday night.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (
McDevitt coach Pat Manzi breaks his own city record)

 
Click here for Huck's City Top 10.
 
Central's team is Ace's Player of the Week. Click here for his story, which highlights sr. QB Jeffrey Coplin.

Nov. 9
  Two more brother combos have been added to today's Tedbit
here.
  Schedule note: Saturday's McDevitt at Jenkintown game will start at 11 a.m.
  The Journey Begins
here . . . It Gets Very Interesting here . . . It Ends With Six Points here.
 
Click here for: Help, Help and More Help.
 
Click here for: Keep the Ball on Your Helmet.
 
Click here for: Your Work Doesn't End After Someone Else Catches the Pass.
 
Click here for a larger version of McDevitt's football celebration pic, as provided by assistant Colin Leach.
 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for JV football vs. Malvern.
 
Aggies is the nickname for Delaware Valley University's sports teams. With that in mind, check out the coolest football team pic ever.
 
McDevitt's athletic program is experiencing a wonderful fall. Click here for some pics, as provided by assistant principal Lisa Ford.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. (West Catholic's Joshua Evans is part of an offbeat city record)

  Click here for Week 10 Top 10 performances in rushing, passing and receiving, as provided by Huck.
  Click here for Huck's list of
all interceptions made this season by Pub/Cath/Int players.

Nov. 8
 
Click here for the updated Team-by-Team Results.
 
Click here for the overall Week 11 Master Schedule.
 
Click here for the Week 11 Master Schedule for the Pub. Non-league games now included.
  Click here for the recap from yesterday's Class A City Title.
  Click here for the Class A City Title boxscore. 
  The offensive portion of
West Catholic's TEAM PAGE has been updated. Click here. Thanks to Huck!
  Click here for the recaps from this weekend's Pub playoff games.
  Click here for the boxscores from this weekend's Pub playoff games.
  Click here for the recaps from yesterday's Cath playoff games.
  Click here for the boxscores from yesterday's Cath playoff games.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (
Gratz now owns a spot on the all-time list of the city's highest scoring teams)

  In West Catholic's 46-0 win over Neumann-Goretti in a Catholic AA semi last night, Joshua Evans tied the city postseason record by passing for five TDs.
  Click here for the updated Standings/Overall Records/PF-PA.
 
John Knebels covered Haverford School's Saturday win over Germantown Academy. His story is here.
  Click
here for: The Cool Catch Will Be Made . . . Eventually.
 
Click here for: Never Know Who You'll See at Malvern on a Saturday Night.
 
Click here for Cauls' pics of the West Catholic/N-G CL AA semi.

Nov. 7
 
Penn Charter OL Sean Foley will play college football at Lehigh.
 
**In this weekend's nine playoffs, the average victory margin was 33.3. Dave Carty (32.5) made the closest guess. Joe DiGrazio (34.5) also came close, though he did go over.**
  All final scores can now be found here.
  In a Catholic AA semi, West Catholic beat Neumann-Goretti, 46-0. Ace's ink to sr. QB Joshua Evans.
 
Penn Charter fell to Malvern, 37-7. Ted's report is posted. TEAM PAGE is updated. Pics here.
  Click here for the updated City Postseason Individual Records.
  Click here for the recaps from yesterday's Pub playoff games.
  Click here for the boxscores from yesterday's Pub playoff games (most minor adjustments have been made). Also, the Coaches' All-Catholic Team is in today's Daily News (page 31).
 
Click here for: Never Know Where You'll See Kevin Hart.
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit.
Click here. (An updated look at the Malvern-Penn Charter series; game tonight at Malvern)

  Do you remember? . . . In 2010, T.J. McConnell, now the Sixers' starting point guard, almost kept Neumann-Goretti from winning the Class AAA basketball title. Click here for Ted's report on that game (scroll down to March 26).
  In Friday's five playoffs, the average margin of victory was 38.4.

Nov. 6
 
All final scores can now be found here.
  Northeast, which began playing football in 1892, is 10-0 for the
FIRST TIME!! The Vikings beat Bartram, 40-18 in a Pub AAAA quarterfinal. Ace's ink to jr. RB Amir Paulk (201 rushing yards, three TDs).
  In Prep Charter's 53-8 win over Strawberry Mansion in a Pub AA semi, Quadir Strothers tied the city postseason record by scoring six TDs (four rushes, one catch, one INT).

  Del-Val beat Palumbo, 48-6, in a Public AA semifinal. Duck's report is posted.
  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Bobby Taggart. Bobby, a senior basketball player at Germantown Academy, passed away yesterday following a long bout with a form of bone cancer. Bobby's twin, John, is a senior at GA. In all athletic contests next Saturday at Penn Charter, all members of GA's teams will wear BT patches to honor Bobby. RIP, Bobby. Click here for a story written last winter about Bobby's fight and a special basketball event.
  The schedule for the CL's Week 11 playoffs is now here.
 
Click here for Anthony Franklin's Weekly College Awards/Tidbits (now expanded to show some love for the linemen!) . . . Remember how lower-level tickets for Temple-Notre Dame were selling for more than $1,000 on StubHub? Anthony reports that seats in the same area for Temple at SMU can be had for as little as $6.
  Full defensive stats have been added to
West Catholic's TEAM PAGE. Click here. Thanks to Huck!
  Tiiiiime for a Tedbit. Click here. (An updated look at the
West/N-G series; they'll meet tomorrow night in a CL AA semi)
  What's your guess? . . . City football has been quite top heavy this year. Nine playoff games will take place this weekend - four in AAAA and two in AA in the Pub, two in AA in the Cath and the CT in A. What will be the average margin of victory for all nine game? Fifteen points? Twenty? More? Send your guess to
tedtee307@yahoo.com by 2:30 today.
Guesses received: Art Barrett, 23.0; Dave Carty, 32.5; Anthony Franklin, 26.0; Dan Solis-Cohen 28.4; Mark "Frog" Carfagno, 28.1; Thomas "Hockey Puck" McKenna, 30.3; Ed "Huck" Palmer, 25.0; Joe DiGrazio, 34.5.

Nov. 5
 
Northeast beat Roman, 2-1, for the Class AAA soccer City Title. That's the Pub's first highest-class win in the eight years CTs have again been played. Frankford beat Judge, 3-0, in 1976, in the no-classifications era, then the CL won in '77, '78 and '79. So this win breaks a 10-game losing streak for the Pub. The Vikings' goals: Phedel Saye and Adin Hernandez-Carrera.
 
O'Hara is the Catholic League's 2015 field hockey champ. Click here for a celebration pic.
  All final scores can now be found here.
 
Click here for: "Trom" and "Johnny Mac" Back on the Scene!

  Fels beat Mastery North, 26-14. Ace's ink to jr. RB Jahmir Bohannon.
 
**Click here for the Class A City Title X-Ray; McDevitt vs. KIPP DuBois.**
 
Click here for: Never Know When You'll See the OTHER Son of a Future NFL Hall of Famer.
 
Penn Charter sports pics . . . Click here for middle school football vs. Episcopal Academy.
 
Due to injuries and academic issues, Edison's season is over.

  Baseball historian John Shiffert examines the knuckleheaded move by Noah
Syndergaard, and of course puts it into context. Click here.
 
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