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July 18. 2022
July 13, 2022
"COACHING IS A FAMILY BUSINESS"
June 10, 2022
"A Rising Star"
It's always very difficult to predict the manifest destiny of one so young, but 5-9, 170-pound Millville High School freshman wide receiver Lotzeir Brooks (pictured here) appears to have the right stuff. In his inaugural season, the speedy ninth-grader caught 36 passes for 957 yards, breaking the Philadelphia-area (southeastern Pennsylvania and South Jersey) freshman receiving mark of 861 yards set by Pennsauken High's Ejani Shakir in 2019. Brooks caught 14 touchdown passes last season in addition to rushing for three TDs and returning one kickoff for a score. The 14-year-old led his Millville football team to the South Jersy Group 4 Regional Championship, while securing a spot on the All-State team as a freshman. The best is yet to come!!!
May 18, 2022
Reggie Jackson, Cheltenham High School's most well-known alumnus, celebrates his 76th birthday today (May 18). The 1964 CHS graduate ,who grew up at 149 Greenwood Ave. in Wyncote across from the Jenkintown Train Station, is pictured here talking to members of the Cheltenham High football team. Reggie Jackson is an intelligent, outspoken, and often controversial figure who was highly recognizable, whether it be for his famous left-handed swing or from his candy bar. He is an inspiration that a baseball player can be respected, successful, and clout 563 home runs without the aid of anabolic steroids or other performance enhancing drugs. The legacy of the Major League Baseball and Cheltenham High School Alumni Association Hall of Famer is that of a winner. Reggie played 21 seasons in the Big Leagues and reached the post-season in 11 of them, winning six divisional pennants and five World Series. Happy Birthday Reggie!!!!
May 16, 2022
Pictured here in this 2014 photo at a Serbia market is Denver Nuggets Director of Scouting Jim Clibanoff with then unheralded European basketball player Nikola Jokic (left) and his brother Nemanja. For the second consecutive year, Nikola, the Denver Nuggets 6-11 center, was named the 2022 NBA MVP last week. With vision like Magic Johnson, offensive tricks like Larry Bird, and a humble confidence like Tim Duncan, Jokic has morphed into one of the most complete players in the game. As the Director of Scouting for the Nuggets, Jim Clibanoff, a 1985 Cheltenham High School graduate, was instrumental in bringing Jokic to the United States and Denver. "Clib," a lifelong hardcore basketball junkie, ran a private college hoop scouting service for 17 years, evaluating future NBA players, before joining the Denver Nuggets front office in 2013. Jokic and New York Knicks living legend Willis Reed are the only second-round draft choices ever to win the NBA MVP. The last Philadelphia 76er to win the coveted award was Allen Iverson in 2001, while Overbrook High product Wilt Chamberlain won it four times in 1960, 1966, 1967, and 1968. The record for most NBA MVP awards is six by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar who was known as Lew Alcindor when he attended elementary school at the now defunct Holy Providence Boarding School in Bensalem, Pennsylvania.
May 2, 2022
"A NATURAL RIVALRY"
April 27, 2022
The greatest football player in Paulsboro High School history is replacing the greatest coach in program history. Kevin Harvey (pic here), considered by many to be the most accomplished player ever in South Jersey gridiron history, will succeed Glenn Howard, his former head coach at Paulsboro. Howard, a Paulsboro graduate himself, who played in the USFL, compiled a career record of 316-70 (81.9 %) with 14 sectional titles in his 35-year career. At Paulsboro, Harvey started at quarterback and defensive back all four years. His record in those four years was (43-1), only losing to Sterling, 14-13, during his freshman season in 1992. Kevin, a former Temple University quarterback, netted 101 touchdowns and 656 career points at Paulsboro, including 4,016 yards rushing and 3,844 yards passing. For the past 14 years, he has been an assistant at Paulsboro to his mentor Glenn Howard.
April 3, 2022
On March 25, it was reported on Ted's website that Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, a small Catholic school from suburban Pittsburgh, defeated Constitution, 92-71, in the Class 2A final, tying West Philadelphia High's state record of 68 consecutive wins from 1976-1978. The Speedboys were coached by former West Philadelphia High and Temple University guard Joe Goldenberg (pictured here). Here are the 12 longest win streaks in Pennsylvania high school boys' basketball history:
April 1, 2022
According to Ted's stats, Overbrook High's Wilt Chamberlain scored 844 points during the 19-game, 1954-55 season for a scoring average of 44.4 points-per-game. Wilt had the highest scoring average per game in the city and in the state, but he didn't lead the country in scoring. He was second to Dr. Larry Huston (pictured here) of Savannah High School in Ohio. The 6-6 center scored 1,221 points in 27 games for an average of 45.2 points-per-game to lead the nation. Larry graduated from Savannah High in 1955 as valedictorian of his class and matriculated at Ohio State University. Larry was a four-year starter on the freshmen and varsity teams at Ohio State and served as team captain in 1959. At Ohio State he played with former Boston Celtics great Larry Siegfried and Frank Howard, who was an All-American in both college basketball and baseball before starting his Major League Baseball career. Dr. Larry Huston went on to become a pharmacist and earned his Ph.D. in pharmaceutical chemistry from Kansas University in 1974. He passed suddenly on July 30, 2007.
March 30, 2022
March 28, 2022
Feb. 27, 2022
Our Lady of the Sacred Heart (21-0) defeated Sto-Rox High, 87-44, on Friday night to run its winning streak to 61 straight games. They have the longest active boys' win streak in the USA. The small Pittsburgh-area Catholic school has won back-to-back PIAA Class 2A championships (pic here).. The Chargers' 61 consecutive victories ranks third all-time in state history behind West Philadelphia and West End St. James High of Pittsburgh. West Philly holds the state record, winning 68 straight from 1976 to 1978 and West End St. James won 66 games in a row in the early 1950s.
February 10, 2022
Egg Harbor Township High pounded previously unbeaten St. Augustine, 76-51, last night. This means Cheltenham High (20-0) is the only unbeaten boys' basketball team in the Philadelphia area (southeastern Pennsylvania and South Jersey). According to Max Preps, they are one of only six high school boys' teams in Pennsylvania with a perfect record. Cheltenham has two games remaining, against Springfield Montco tonight and Lower Moreland tomorrow. With victories in those two games, the Panthers will have their first undefeated regular season in 54 years. In 1968, Cheltenham went 21-0 during the regular season. That team starred Craig Littlepage and was coached by West Catholic and Malvern Prep graduate Paul Westhead.
February 1, 2022
The Bengals' Eli Apple, formerly known as Eli Woodard at Eastern High, becomes the second All-South Jersey defensive back from Eastern High to make the Super Bowl. Former defensive back Logan Ryan from Eastern played in Super Bowls XLIX and LI for the Patriots, winning both games. Logan was All-South Jersey first-team DB in 2008, while Eli was first-team DB in 2011. Both played for then-coach Dan Spittal.
Pic taken in 2018, when they hosted a clinic at Eastern. Click here.
January 10, 2022
Last March, Constitution High of Philadelphia lost to Our Lady of the Sacred Heart from Coraopolis, Pa., 62-49, in the PIAA Class 2 state final in Hershey. Our Lady of the Sacred Heart is a small Catholic school outside of Pittsburgh. They have won 47 straight games and currently have the longest active win streak in the USA. They might even challenge West Philadelphia's state record of 68 consecutive wins. In last year's state final, junior Jake DiMichele of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart was high scorer with 21 points. He recently went over 2,000 points this season. His name might sound familiar to Philadelphia sports fans. His cousin, Adam DiMichele was a former star quarterback at Temple University and captained the Owls in 2007 and 2008. Finally, the team with the second longest active win streak in the nation is a local team----Camden High with 43 straight victories. They should beat Eastern Regional for Number 44 on Tuesday, but will likely have a difficult time against national power Montverde Academy who they play Thursday night in Trenton.
Pictured here is former LaSalle High School, Syracuse University, and current Indianapolis Colts linebacker Zaire Franklin. Zaire, who graduated from LaSalle in 2014, was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the seventh round, 235th overall in the 2018 NFL draft. He made his first NFL start at linebacker for the Colts on September 23, 2018 against his hometown Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles won the game, 20-16, when Derek Barnett tripped up Colts' quarterback Andrew Luck in the red zone to secure the victory. In his rookie season, Zaire appeared in all 16 regular season games. At Syracuse University, Zaire was a two-time All-Atlantic Coast Conference selection, and he was only the second three-time captain in Orange football history and the first since 1896.
Ted;s Note: Zaire began his high school years at Franklin Learning Center. The Bobcats had no footbal; team. He was a sub on the baseball team. Click here for a page that includes FLC's team pic. Tenth team down that page.,
Congratulations to 1972 Cheltenham High School graduate and Montgomery County coaches Hall of Famer Virginia "Ginny" Hofmann (pictured here) on her retirement from Germantown Academy in Fort Washington. Ginny has been a teacher, coach, and athletic administrator at Germantown Academy for the last 44 years. She started there as a coach and teacher fresh out of West Chester University in 1976. Ginny, who played field hockey and lacrosse at Cheltenham High in addition to being a member of the swim team, coached field hockey and lacrosse at Germantown Academy. She coached field hockey for 36 years, winning 363 games and five Inter-Ac League championships. As the head lacrosse coach for 39 years, Ginny won 370 games and seven Inter-Ac titles in addition to producing 16 All-Americans. Her record as a two-sport coach, a rarity in today's world, remains unmatched. Happy Retirement Ginny!!!
Sixty years ago on Friday, November 11, 1960, Archmere Academy from Claymont, Delaware blanked Friends Central, 28-0, in Wynnewood to record their first unbeaten-untied season (8-0-0) in 17 years. The Archmere Academy Archers were the only scholastic football team in the state in 1960 to finish the season with an unblemished record. Senior halfback Joe Biden (pictured here) was the standout star in the Archers' final game of the season. He tallied three touchdowns on runs of 4, 12, and 45 yards. Joe, who finished the season one of the leading scorers in the state with 60 points, matriculated at the University of Delaware in 1961 where he played freshman football.
With the post on Tuesday, April 7 about the thoroughbred Secretariat (pictured here in the forefront) being an early adopter of social distancing, several readers inquired whether Secretariat ever raced in the Philadelphia area. The answer is yes!! On November 18, 1972, Secretariat made his first and only Philadelphia-area appearance, winning the Garden State Futurity Stakes by almost four lengths at Garden State Park Racetrack in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Close to 20,000 horse racing fans braved the rain and cold on that day to see Secretariat do his thing. After the Cherry Hill victory, Secretariat was named the two-year old "Horse of the Year." After 58 years of thoroughbred and harness racing, Garden State Park closed on May 3, 2001. It is now the site of a high-end, mixed-used "town center" development of stores, restaurants, apartments, townhouses, and condominiums. Click here for a video from the 1973 Belmont Stakes.
Pictured here is the late Central Bucks East High teacher and football coach
, a 1971 graduate of Cheltenham High School. Larry passed on this date seven years ago. Until he saw a horse in the hallway during his first year as a special-education teacher at rural CB East, Larry considered his most acute moment of culture shock to be his first day as a student at Cheltenham High in 1968. He had moved to Cheltenham from the town of Marshfield on Massachusetts's Irish-heavy South Shore after his father Dr. Lawrence Greene had taken the job as Cheltenham Township School District's new superintendent. From a small-town school, Larry felt overwhelmed at first by Cheltenham's size and diversity when compared to Marshfield. But Larry found his niche on coach Harry Hollihan's football team as a three-year starter at defensive back. High school football gave him an identity, a way to adjust to his new school and to form and sustain friendships. He never forgot that. Larry won 125 games as a football coach at CB East and Pennsbury High, but the wins were secondary to him. Larry believed that football taught many life lessons and his passion for coaching and teaching were evident in everything he did. Larry passed on April 3, 2013 after a valiant eight-year battle with multiple myeloma, a cancer of the bone marrow. He touched a lot of people's lives in a very special way for many years. R.I.P. Larry!!
Pictured here is Cheltenham High School senior point guard Zahree Harrison who is the first boys' basketball player in southeastern Pennsylvania history to be a member of both a PIAA District I and District 12 basketball team that reached the district championship game. The first game of this season, Zahree went down with a knee injury that required season-ending surgery, yet he still has made a huge contribution to the District I runner-up Panthers this year, becoming a student-assistant coach for Cheltenham High head coach Pede Fleury. As a freshman in 2017, before transferring to his hometown Cheltenham High, Zahree played on the District 12 and state champion Archbishop Wood High basketball team that featured current Villanova University star guard Collin Gillespie. Even though he was unable to perform this season, Zahree's name is still entered in the official scorebook every game. In fact, the coaching staff honored him for all that he has done for the program by inserting him in the final regular-season home game against Hatboro-Horsham. The Panthers purposely took a 10-second violation to get him safely out of the game. The Division I St. Francis Loretto University signee only played two seasons for the Panthers, but he will go down as one of the best ever to put on a Cheltenham uniform.
Pictured here is Rancocas Valley grad Franco Harris, the most accomplished
NFL player from South Jersey.
Updated NFL Players List from South Jersey
Flipper Anderson Paulsboro (LA Rams, Indianapolis WR)
Clifton Anderson-Cape May City (NY Giants, Chicago Cardinals, OE)
Ryquell Armstead Millville (Jacksonville, RB)
Anthony Averett Woodbury (Baltimore Ravens DB)
Eli Apple - Eastern (NY Giants CB)
John Aveni Glassboro (Chicago K)
Rashad Baker Woodrow Wilson (Buffalo DB)
Brandon Bell Oakcrest (Cincinnati LB)
Bob Bell - Bordentown Military (Detroit, St. Louis Cardinals DL)
Randy Beverly Wildwood (NY Jets DB)
Cory Bird Oakcrest (Indianapolis DB)
Gary Brackett Glassboro (Indianapolis LB)
A.B. Brown Salem (NY Jets RB)
John Brown Camden (Cleveland T)
George Burrell Kingsway (Denver DB)
Greg Buttle Mainland (NY Jets LB)
Damiere Byrd Timber Creek (Carolina WR)
Joe Callahan Holy Spirit (Green Bay QB)
Chris Canty Eastern (New England, Seattle, New Orleans DB)
Sean Chandler Camden (NY Giants DB)
Deron Cherry Palmyra (K.C. DB)
Stan Clayton Cherry Hill East (Atlanta OL)
Corey Clement Glassboro (Eagles RB)
Avon Cobourne Holy Cross (Detroit RB)
Andre Collins Cinnaminson (Washington, Cincinnati LB)
Doug Colman Ocean City (NY Giants, Tennessee LB)
Wayne Colman Atlantic City (Saints, Eagles DB)
Bill Conaty Camden Catholic Buffalo C)
Paul Costa Bordentown Military (Buffalo TE-T)
Phil Costa Holy Cross (Dallas OL)
Brad Costello Holy Cross (Cincinnati P)
Damien Covington Overbrook (Buffalo LB)
Jack Crawford St. Augustine (Oakland, Dallas, Atlanta DL)
Dave Crossan Collingswood (Washington C)
Mike Curcio Oakcrest (Eagles LB)
Mike Daniels Highland (Green Bay DL)
Donovin Darius Woodrow Wilson (Jacksonville S)
Julien Davenport Paulsboro (Houston OL)
Ron Davis- Deptford (St. Louis Cardinals DE)
Ron Dayne - Overbrook (NJ Giants, Denver RB)
Jamil Demby Vineland (LA Rams OL)
Lee DeRamus Edgewood (New Orleans WR)
Mike Devlin Cherokee (Buffalo, Arizona C)
Ryan DImperio Washington Township (Minnesota FB)
Darren Drozdov Oakcrest (Denver DL)
Willie Drewrey N.Burlington (Houston, T.Bay WR)
Joe Duckworth- Bordentown Military (Washington O-end)
Bill Duff Delran (Cleveland DL)
Doug Easlick Cherokee (Miami FB)
Chuck Faucette Willingboro (San Diego LB)
Joe Fields Glo. Catholic (NY Jets C)
Joe Flacco Audubon (Baltimore QB)
Glenn Foley C.H. East (NY Jets, Seattle QB)
Gene Foster Pennsville (San Diego RB)
Lorenzo Freeman Woodrow Wilson (Steelers DL)
Walter French-Moorestown (Pottsville, Rochester, RB)
Irving Fryar Ran. Valley (N. England, Miami, Eagles, Wash. WR)
KaLial Glaud Winslow Township (Tampa Bay LB)
Matt Gono Cinnaminson (Atlanta OL)
Bubba Green Millville (Baltimore DL)
Ron Gassert Rancocas Valley, Bordentown Military Institute (Green Bay T)
Jamaal Green Woodrow Wilson (Eagles, DE)
William Green Holy Spirit (Cleveland RB)
Shonn Greene Winslow Township (NY Jets RB)
Anthony Griggs Kennedy (Eagles, Browns LB)
Billy Griggs Pennsauken (NY Jets TE)
David Griggs Pennsauken (Miami, S. Diego LB)
Jonathan Grimes Paul VI (NY Jets, Houston RB)
Chris Hall Pemberton (Dallas S)
Dino Hall Pleasantville (Cleveland RB)
Roscoe Hansen Holy Spirit (Eagles T)
Kelvin Harmon Palmyra (Washington WR)
Marvin Hargrove Willingboro (Eagles WR)
Al Harris Rancocas Valley (Chicago, Eagles DL)**
Franco Harris Rancocas Valley (Pittsburgh RB)
Mike Haynes Northern Burlington (Chicago DL)
George Hegamin Camden (Dallas, Eagles, Tampa Bay OL)
Nate Hemsley Delran (Dallas, Carolina LB)
Dwayne Hendricks Millville (N.Y. Giants DL)
Kevin Hickman Holy Cross (Detroit TE)
Dwight Hicks Pennsauken (San Francisco DB)
Wesley Hills Wildwood (Detroit RB)
Gerald Hodges Paulsboro (Minnesota LB)
Ka'Dar Hollman, Burlington Township (Green Bay Packers DB)
Derek Holloway Palmyra (Wash, T. Bay WR)
Bill Hunter Delaware Twp. (Wash, Miami DB)
Pete Hunter Atlantic City (Dallas DB)
Ron Israel Haddon Heights (Minnesota DB)
Steve Israel Haddon Hts (LA Rams, N. England, N. Orleans DB)
Ben Ijalana Rancocas Valley (Indianapolis OL)
Austin Johnson - St. Augustine (Tennessee LB)
Mike Jarmoluk Bordentown Military Institute (Chicago Bears, Eagles, Boston Yanks, and NY Bulldogs OT-DL).
George Jamison Bridgeton (Detroit LB)
George Johnson Glassboro (Tampa Bay DL)
Harvey Johnson -Bridgeton (NY Yankees RB)
Antony Jordan Washington Twp. (Indianapolis LB)
Tom Knight Cherokee (Arizona DB)
Andy Kowalski Gloucester (Brooklyn WR-DE)
Pete Kugler C.H. East (San Francisco DL)
John Kuzman-Bordentown Military Institute (Chicago Cardinals OT)
Kevin Landolt - Holy Cross (Jacksonville DL)
Ted Laux Collingswood (Eagles QB)
Reggie Lawrence-Camden (Eagles WR)
Alex Lewis Delran (Detroit LB)
Floyd Little Bordentown Military Institute (Denver RB)
Tom Longo Bordentown Military (NY Giants, Cards, DB)
Wali Lundy Florence/Holy Cross (Houston Texans RB)
Brison Manor Bridgeton (Denver DL)
Greg Mark Pennsauken (Miami, Eagles DL)
Mike McBath Woodbury (Buffalo LM)
Turk McBride Woodrow Wilson (KC, Detroit, New Orleans DL)
Don McComb Camden Catholic (Boston Patriots DE)
Todd McNair Pennsauken (K.C. RB)
Kareem McKenzie Willingboro (NJ Jets OL)
Bryant McKinnie Woodbury (OL Minnesota, Baltimore)
Jeromy Miles Winslow Township (DB Cincinnati)
Lydell Mitchell Salem (Baltimore RB)
Dezman Moses, Willingboro (Green Bay, Kansas City LB)
Tony Munford Overbrook (St. Louis Cardinals RB)
Calvin Murray Millville (Eagles RB)
Rick Newbill Clearview (Seattle LB)
Dennis Norman Cherokee (Seattle OL)
Walt Nowak Camden (Eagles, WR-DB)
Vic Obeck Audubon (Chicago Cardinals OG)
Tom Palmer Collingswood (Pittsburgh T)
Shaun Phillips Willingboro (San Diego, Denver LB)
Lou Piccone Vineland (NY Jets, Buffalo WR)
Milt Plum Woodbury (LA Rams, Detroit QB)
Chris Pressley Woodbury (Cincinnati FB)
Greg Rakoczy Shawnee (Cleveland OL)
Derrick Ramsey Camden (Oakland, New England TE)
Isaac Redman Paulsboro (Pittsburgh RB)
Haason Reddick Haddon Heights (Arizona LB)
Dave Robinson Moorestown (Green Bay LB)
John Roman Holy Spirit (NY Jets OL)
Steve Romanik Millville (Chicago Cardinals QB)
Kevin Ross Paulsboro (K.C, Atlanta DB)
Dave Rowe Deptford (Oakland DL)
Mike Rozier Woodrow Wilson (Houston, Atlanta RB)
Jim Ryan Bishop Eustace (Denver LB)
Logan Ryan Eastern (New England DB)
Tony Sacca Delran (Phoenix QB)
George Savitsky-Camden (Eagles, OT)
Skip Singletary Woodrow Wilson (NY Giants OL)
Alex Silvestro Paulsboro (New England DL)
Ed Smith Pemberton (Atlanta TE)
Irv Smith Pemberton (N. Orleans, San Fran, Cleve. TE)
Alonzo Spellman Rancocas Valley (Chicago, Dallas DL)
John Stone Mainland (Oakland WR)
Art Still Camden (KC, Buffalo DL)
Rod Streater Burlington Township (Oakland WR)
John Taylor Pennsauken (San Francisco WR)
Keith Taylor Pennsauken (Ind. N. Orleans, Wash. DB)
Julian Taylor Williamstown (San Francisco DE)
Phil Trautwein Eastern (St. Louis Rams, Cleveland OL)
Johnnie Troutman Pemberton (San Diego OL)
Stan Walters- Bordentown Military Institute (Eagles, OT)
Tex Warrington Bordentown Military Institute (Brooklyn Dodgers football, C-LB)
Darrell Wilson Pennsauken (N. England DB)
Earl Wilson-Atlantic City (SD Chargers, DE)
Bo Wood Haddon Heights (Atlanta DE)
Albert Young Moorestown (Minnesota RB)
Anthony Young Pemberton (Indianapolis DB)
** - played his first two seasons at Rancocas Valley
Paul Wiedeman, the son of former Eastern High coach Dave Wiedeman won his 500th career game today when Haddonfield edged Haddon Heights, 35-33, in a South Jersey Group South Jersey Group 2 semifinal. He's only the 11th coach in South Jersey history to win 500 games, and from a historical perspective, he is the first coach in state history to win 500 games who played in the Tournament of Champions. Paul played for Haddonfield in the first Tournament of Champions in 1989 when Eastern High with Michael Edwards and John Yezzi upset unbeaten Haddonfield, 56-54, in the first round of the T of C at Rutgers University.
Here are the Top 10 career scorers at high schools in the Philadelphia area (South Jersey, Southeastern Pennsylvania).
After reading yesterday's Tedbit on first-team All-City football players that also scored 1,000 points I was reminded that there is one high school athlete in New Jersey history that scored 2,000 career points after making the All-State Football first-team. That would be 1996 Paulsboro High School graduate Kevin Harvey (pictured here). The former Paulsboro quarterback, arguably the most accomplished high school football player in South Jersey history, scored 101 touchdowns and 25 two-point conversions for 656 career points. He rushed for 4,028 yards and threw for 42 touchdowns from 1992-1995. He propelled the Red Raiders to four straight South Jersey Group 1 titles and a 43-1 overall record as a four-year starter. On the basketball court, Kevin was equally impressive, scoring 2,161 points. Harvey played college football at Temple University and enjoyed a stint in the Arena football League.
During the 2019 Cheltenham High School historic football season, in which the state finalist Panthers went (14-2) coached by Father Judge graduate Ryan Nase, the following question has come up: Has Cheltenham High ever had an undefeated football team in the 118 years they have been playing football since 1901??? The answer to that question is a short, not-so-clear----"Yes, but maybe not really." In 1943, the Panther football team played an abbreviated four-game schedule for a variety of reasons, but primarily because World War II was going on. They defeated Academy of the New Church, 19-0, Friends Select, 25-12, the George School, 41-13, and Central High, 13-7, for a perfect 4-0 undefeated season. There was no Abington game that year. The victory over Central High of Philadelphia was a major upset with future Penn State and NFL star Wally Triplett (top row in picture) scoring both touchdowns. The bottom line is: The 1943 unbeaten, untied Cheltenham High School football team played four games and won them all, but It all comes down to what your "definition of a season" is???
Six-time NBA All-Star Kyrie Irving is the only player in the history of New Jersey high school boys' basketball to score 1,000 points at two different high schools. He scored 1,000 points and at both St. Patrick's and Montclair Kimberley Academy. Who is the only player in Southeastern Pennsylvania history to score 1,000 points at two different schools. For which schools did he do so?
Update: John bagged his 700th win on 1/22. Click here.
"A SCHOOL FIRST"
It's January 13,and for the first time in Cheltenham High School sports history, neither the boys' basketball team or the football team have yet to lose a Suburban One League game. The football team coached by Father Judge grad Ryan Nase went (6-0) in conference play, while coach Pede Fleury's Panther basketball team is also currently (6-0) in the league and (12-1) overall. It's an incredible record when you consider star point-guard Zahree Harrison went down with a knee injury the first game of the season, requiring season-ending surgery. Harrison, a St. Francis University Loretto signee, played his freshman season at Archbishop Wood. On Saturday, Rider University signee Jaelen McGlone (pictured here) exploded for 29 points, and budding sophomore star Justin Moore added 13 points and dealt out 12 assists to lead the Chelts to a hard-earned 75-71 victory over host Downingtown West High. The Panthers play Malvern Prep, with their high-scoring guard Deuce Turner, in a non-league match-up tonight in Malvern..