24

Sep 2017

Comments

Multi-talented Jutca still holding court

Her reputation as a big-time athlete in the Philadelphia area was without question.

In fact, Mary Ellen Boylan Jutca’s parents found out just how popular their daughter, a fascinating and diverse athlete at Villanova University in the 1970s really was one night while attempting to park their vehicle on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania to watch their daughter play basketball.

As Jim Boylan, who attended Penn after the war, stopped the vehicle and sought entrance to the lot, he was stopped by an attendant.

Read more >>
10

Sep 2017

Comments

Calm, confident Hartmann made the tough calls

It is not often that a referee or umpire hears nice things said about him.

By most accounts, Erman Hartmann was an excellent high school football official and that makes him an exception in terms of praise from coaches, players and fans.

“Erman just exuded class,” former Washington and Canon-McMillan football coach Guy Montecalvo said. “He was the consummate gentleman, off and on the field. The thing I loved about him was you could always talk to him. He was never the show.

Read more >>
14

Aug 2017

Comments

Gregg’s legacy rooted in community

Gregg’s legacy rooted in community

As a young boy, Bob Gregg was taken by the towering home runs he saw hit during the Pony League World Series in the late 1960s and the early 1970s.

“I saw them hit them over the light pole in left field,” Gregg recalled. “I was like, ‘Wow.’

“Then when I started working (broadcasting) games and knowing what a great event it was, I just felt not enough people knew about it.”

Read more >>
LOAD MORE ARTICLES